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VATICAN - WYD
Pope: The eclipse of God, relativism and mediocrity in need of Gospel radicalism
Benedict XVI thanks thousands of young religious women (also cloistered) gathered in the courtyard of El Escorial for their testimony, which is even more urgent in the secular world. Their radicalism is needed also in communion with the pastors and the laity, and in the various fields of the mission.
19/08/2011 VATICAN - WYD
Pope to academics at WYD: Young people need real teachers
Benedict XVI affirms the value of the university as "the house where you search for the truth" and the reduction in critical utilitarian and pragmatic knowledge. Christianity has led to the exaltation of reason through Jesus Christ the Logos. For teachers it is important to live as witnesses, gathering intelligence and love, marked by humility. A memory sulll'entusiamo and poverty of means of his years as a university professor in Bonn, after the war.
Pope: Christians also likely to relegate religion to "secondary habit "
Benedict XVI warns against "false religiosity": entrusting our joy and security "in material goods, power or other 'gods'." In this way religion "loses its true meaning which is found in listening to God, in doing His will" and external practices which "instead satisfy the human need to feel right before God." Greetings to the Lebanese "joy of upcoming visit to their beautiful country."
Life rooted in brotherly love true remedy for humanity's wounds, says Pope
At the Angelus, Benedict XVI says that "in human, interpersonal, social relations, the rule of respect and non-violence, that is of the force of truth against every injustice, is one that can ensure a future worthy of man."
With joy towards Easter and beatification of John Paul II
Benedict XVI "fondly remembers" the Polish pope on the sixth anniversary of his death and who will be beatified on May 1 next. The faith of the blind man healed by Jesus, as opposed to the hardened heart of the Pharisees. We, too, "born blind, were enlightened in baptism. Rekindling the flame of faith, which sometimes "risks being stifled."
Benedict XVI: preach the Gospel” always and everywhere"
Motu Proprio of Benedict XVI on the new evangelization, the Pope calls for a new missionary zeal in the Church, especially but not exclusively, in countries of Christian tradition.
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