Pope tells Brazilian bishops: don't let secular ideals govern Church
Catholic World News - September 07, 2009
Meeting on September 7 with a group of Brazilian bishops who were making their ad limina visit, Pope Benedict XVI observed that in the years since Vatican II, some Church communities "sank into self-secularization." Young people "born into this secularized ecclesial environment" see a gap between the teachings of the Church and the prevailing attitudes of society, the Pope said, and need help to find their way to the truth. In a totally secular society, he said, too many people with "desperate lives are seeking hope-- a fact evinced by the widespread and at times confused need for spirituality." The Pontiff exhorted the Brazilian bishops to devote themselves to the task of providing authentic spiritual formation, offering a real alternative to secularism.
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