The Insights eNewsletter
The World Needs Faith!
First appeared on 11/30/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a controversial article (The End of Pro-Life Politics) which occasioned a great deal of discussion and debate. That's a good thing, and as a result, I've taken up several misunderstandings in To Emphasize Politics or Not: The Sequel.
At the same time, I noticed that Pope Benedict XVI touched this month on a number of themes that are highly relevant to a broad discussion of the role of Faith and Christians in the world. Consider these homilies and addresses:
- Opening Up to God Does Not Detach Us from the World: This address, on the occasion of the opening of the Courtyard of the Gentiles on November 16th, demonstrates the necessity of Faith even to this world.
- What Makes the Church Catholic Is that Christ Embraces All Humanity in His Saving Mission: This homily on the basic nature of being Catholic was given at the consistory creating six new cardinals on November 24th.
- The Kingdom of God Is Love that Serves, Not Worldly Power: This was the Pope's homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 25th, highlighting the fundamentally apolitical character of the Kingdom of God.
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