Pope Quote

“In a social milieu that encourages the expression of a variety of opinions on every question that arises, it is important to recognize dissent for what it is, and not to mistake it for a mature contribution to a balanced and wide-ranging debate.”

—Pope Benedict XVI, to the bishops of England and Wales on their ad limina visit to Rome.

(This quote was slated for appearance in the next issue of Lay Witness, but space limitations prevailed, so here it is, with a link to the full text of the Holy Father’s address.)

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