Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Guard against relativism in society, Pope asks Czech bishops

Catholic World News - February 14, 2014

Meeting on February 14 with the bishops of the Czech Republic, Pope Francis encouraged them to provide sound preparation for the sacraments and to maintain “a vigilant and courageous openness to new impulses from the Holy Spirit.”

Noting that their country had long been “oppressed by regimes based on ideologies contrary to human dignity and freedom,” the Pope told the Czech bishops—who were completing their ad limina visits-- that “today you must face other more insidious difficulties, such as secularism and relativism.” He asked them to use every available opportunity for evangelization, to persevere in prayer, and to be especially mindful of the welfare of the family.

Pope Francis devoted a portion of his message to the material goods of the Church, reminding the Czech bishops that they are “destined exclusively for the spiritual mission of the Church.” He directed them to be careful that “ecclesiastical assets are administered with caution and transparency, so that they are protected and preserved, also with the help of trusted and competent lay faithful.”

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 April expenses ($25,943 to go):
$35,000.00 $9,056.70
74% 26%
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
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: The Other Greek Apologists 9 hours ago
Mysteries, again and again! April 17
Tips for getting comfortable with evangelization April 17
The Shroud of Turin on Display (and an odd canonical case against it) April 16
The Vatican says the LCWR is acting Catholic. And that's news. April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16