» 10/01/2008, 00.00
Christian freedom neither licentiousness nor whim, but conformance to Christ, says Pope
As he continues to talk about Saint Paul, Benedict XVI refers to the Council of Jerusalem and the so-called incident of Antioch. Paul’s “Gospel of freedom” is illustrated; “only dialogue can lead onto the path of the Church.”
For the Pope we can reach heaven and find happiness through humility, not pride
In continuing his discussion about Saint Paul, Benedict XVI shows how the Apostle’s teachings focus in particular on the death and resurrection of Jesus, who “came down to draw us [to him] and makes us His brothers and sisters.”
Pope: Roman primacy is "necessary" in the Church, today as in the past
Illustrating at the general audience the figure of St Leo the Great, Benedict XVI again asserts the purpose of the primacy of the bishop of Rome and recalls how at the time of the undivided Church he was also recognised by the Eastern bishops.
Pope: bearing the news of God's love is the true mission of the apostle
Benedict XVI, continuing to illustrate the figure of St Paul, today spoke of what being an "apostle", or one sent, meant to him: bearing a message that was not his own, but that of Jesus.
Faith, hope and charity, a spiritual journey’s start and end, says Pope
After 20 catecheses devoted to Saint Paul, Benedict XVI in today’s general audience talks again about the great spiritual figures of the Middle Ages. Saint john Climacus and his ‘Ladder of Paradise” show human life’s “climb” towards God.
Pope: Colombanus, example of "detachment from earthly goods", rejection of compromise
Benedict XVI illustrates the life of the holy Irish monk, "one of the fathers of Europe", who shows where the continent's roots are "from which it can be reborn". His was a rigor "not as an end in itself", but "only the means to open oneself freely to the love of God" in order to "repay the gifts received".
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