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Pope: Jesus does not describe the "end of the world," he is the centre of the present and the future
During the Angelus, Benedict XVI "demythologises" apocalyptic and catastrophist stories about the end of the world. Jesus is not a "seer," but the true "firmament" that directs man's journey. Given today's natural catastrophes, wars and relativism, we need a stable foundation for our life and hope."
Pope: "our neighbour" is anyone in need, “especially the most marginalised"
In his first Angelus from Castel Gandolfo, where he is spending a period of rest, Benedict XVI urges people to use vacation time for rest and to restore strength in body and spirit”. Feast of Saint Benedict, the " great patron of my pontificate".
Church defends and promotes the dignity and holiness of the family, says Pope
Benedict XVI greets the participants in the celebration of the family in Madrid sponsored by the Spanish Church; he asserts that the ‘good health’ of the family helps society’s growth.
Pope: "organized" apostolate of lay people bears fruit in society and institutions
Bendict XVI recalls another Conciliar document and draws attention to the important mission of each and every baptized person, upholding the new Blesseds as an example.
Pope: Dei Verbum, a central feature of Vatican Council II and of the Church
Pope: Jesus Christ, the starting and finishing point of evangelization
Benedict XVI presides over the Eucharist which opens the Synod on the new evangelization. Dedicated especially to those who have drifted from the Church. But completes and renders fruitful the mission ad gentes. Christian marriage "subject" of the new evangelization, in front of the "painful reality of many marriages that unfortunately end badly." The priest John of Avila - missionary and preacher - and the Benedictine Hildegard of Bingen - musician, writer, scientist, mystic - proclaimed Doctors of the Church Universal. For the success of the Synod the intercession of Blessed John Paul II sought, "an example of the new evangelization." The real program of the Synod Assembly is conversion and reconciliation "with God and neighbor." Praying the Rosary in the family and in the community for the Year of Faith.
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