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a bit of reading for Christmas Day

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Dec 25, 2006

Pope Benedict's Christmas homily at midnight Mass, a beautifully limpid meditation on the simplicity and humility of the Incarnate God, is available in full on the Vatican web site.

The Urbi et Orbi message, too. A quick sample:

But does a "Saviour" still have any value and meaning for the men and women of the third millennium ? Is a "Saviour" still needed by a humanity which has reached the moon and Mars and is prepared to conquer the universe; for a humanity which knows no limits in its pursuit of nature’s secrets and which has succeeded even in deciphering the marvellous codes of the human genome?

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 25, 2006 10:37 PM ET USA

    Ok I admit it. I did not know what limpid meant. adjective: (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable (Example: "Writes in a limpid style") You had me worried for a minute

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