Monday, May 4, 2009

The Infection...

On May 3rd in a homily at St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI warned of a different kind of infection.

"Here we need to pay attention to a reality: that this 'world,' in the evangelical sense, threatens even the church, infecting its members and the ordained ministers themselves," he said.

"The 'world' is a mentality, a manner of thinking and living that can pollute even the church, and in fact does pollute it, and therefore requires constant vigilance and purification," the pope said. The Christian vocation, ... is to be free from evil and different from the world, though living in the world.

God bless our Pope for having the courage to speak out against the secularism that can make us fall in our love for Christ!
That's me away then.


John said...

I have always admired Pope Benedict XVI — the only Pope I have known as a new Catholic. But since Lent and Easter I have wanted to read more of this extensive writings. I feel this as an urgently required task that I cannot delay.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

He is so very right! Some churches seem no different than the world outside the doors.

PW said...

I agree!!

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