Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope tells audience: Christians face death with hope

Catholic World News - November 07, 2011

Christians can face death with “invincible hope,” Pope Benedict XVI told a public audience on November 6.

The ability to “live and die in hope” marks a dramatic difference between Christians and non-believers, the Pope said. “If we remove God, if we take away Christ, the world will fall back into the void and darkness,” he said. In fact, he added, this darkness is evident in much of the world today, “in the expressions of contemporary nihilism” which are destructive particularly to young people.

In contrast, the Pope said, the hope that sustains the faithful provides confidence in life and even in the fact of death; it is “like a lamp with which to cross the night after death, and reach the great celebration of life.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($33,525 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,474.54
96% 4%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Ezra the Odd: A Lesson in Fidelity? 21 hours ago
Famous actors bring the New Testament to dramatic life in this audio Bible September 1
Preparing for the Jubilee of Mercy September 1
Final Liturgical Year volume for 2014-2015 now available August 31
Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5
Pope Francis: SSPX priests will licitly and validly absolve sins during Jubilee of Mercy CWN - September 1