Church charitable efforts must guard against anti-Christian ideologies, Pope warns
Catholic World News - January 21, 2013
“Christians, especially those who work for charitable organizations, should be guided by the principles of the faith,” Pope Benedict XVI said at a meeting with the members of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, which coordinates papal charities.
Stressing that the Church’s charitable efforts should be guided by the teachings of the Gospel, the Pope said that this approach is particularly important today in light of the strength of ideologies that undermine the belief in God and in absolute truth. "In every age that humanity did not seek God's plan it became the victim of cultural temptations that wound up enslaving it,” the Pope said. Church leaders, he said, “have the duty of warning faithful Catholics, as well as every person of good will and right reason, against these tendencies.”
Pope Benedict also addressed the problem of cooperation with non-profit organizations that oppose Church teachings on critical moral issues. “Certainly we must exercise a critical vigilance and at times refuse funding and collaborations that, directly or indirectly, favor actions or projects that are at odds with Christian anthropology,” he said.
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