Fidelity and Courage

April 17, 2008

OK. I’m back. Note to self: Don’t forget to breathe. Better now. Thanks.

“I thank my brother Bishops, priests and deacons, men and women religious, parents, teachers and catechists. The fidelity and courage with which the Church in this country will respond to the challenges raised by an increasingly secular and materialistic culture will depend in large part upon your own fidelity in handing on the treasure of our Catholic faith. Young people need to be helped to discern the path that leads to true freedom: the path of a sincere and generous imitation of Christ, the path of commitment to justice and peace. Much progress has been made in developing solid programs of catechesis, yet so much more remains to be done in forming the hearts and minds of the young in knowledge and love of the Lord. The challenges confronting us require a comprehensive and sound instruction in the truths of the faith. But they also call for cultivating a mindset, an intellectual “culture”, which is genuinely Catholic, confident in the profound harmony of faith and reason, and prepared to bring the richness of faith’s vision to bear on the urgent issues which affect the future of American society.” — Taken from the Homily at the Mass at Nationals Park | Benedict XVI | April 17, 2008


2 Responses to “Fidelity and Courage”

  1. Sorka said

    Okay, that was a mysterious remark of yours. Were you not well? Do I need to dedicate a rosary for your health?

  2. Fr Loren Gonzales said

    I needed a break after my brief rant on the Washington Mass.

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