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Charity and faith cannot be separated, Pope says

Catholic World News - February 15, 2013

“Faith is a living reality that must be constantly discovered and deepened so that it might grow,” Pope Benedict XVI said as he met on February 15 with members of a European group formed to provide support for the Holy See.

The Pope told the Pro Petri Sede Association that the Catholic faith is “a new criterion of understanding and action that changes one’s entire life.” He reminded them that charity without faith is as incomplete as faith without charity; the two are necessarily entwined.

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  • Posted by: frjpharrington3912 - Feb. 17, 2013 12:05 AM ET USA

    In his Apostolic Letter Porta fidei the Pope cautions us to be aware of the present "cultural matrix" of western society's increasingly militant secularism that does not tolerate Christian values and beliefs in the public square. Nevertheless, beginning with the Apostles and the early Church, we are encouraged by the legacy of faith handed onto us by our forebears, a legacy marked by the triumph of faith as shown by the willingness to suffer for it at the hands of those who fell threatened by it

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