Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $37,014 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Rejoice at the good in other faiths, Pope tells audience

Catholic World News - October 01, 2012

Catholics should rejoice at the good works done by non-Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI told his Angelus audience on Sunday, September 30.

Reflecting on the day’s reading from the Gospel of St. Mark, the Holy Father reminded the faithful that Jesus told St. John not to interfere when people other than Christ’s disciples cast out demons in Jesus’ name. The Pope observed that “one can have difficulty in appreciating and recognizing—in a spirit of profound communion—the good things done” by those of other faiths. Citing St. Augustine, the Pope said: "Just as one can find that which is not Catholic in the Catholic Church--that is, in the Church--one can also find something that may be Catholic outside of the Catholic Church.” In any case the faithful should applaud the good that is done, the Pope said.

The Pope held his Sunday audience in the courtyard of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. The Pontiff is expected to end his annual stay there this coming week, returning to Rome.

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!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($125,393 to go):
$150,000.00 $24,607.05
84% 16%
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.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Pope is not the problem 19 hours ago
Do not confuse sacramental discipline and Catholic doctrine. 20 hours ago
Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal October 22
Has the Vatican finally discovered how to avoid inaccurate English translations? October 22
The Synod: It's a Wrap! October 21

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6