Benedict to German ambassador: 'The Church is aware, thanks to her faith, that she knows the truth about man and thus that she is obliged to protect those values which are valid for mankind as such, over and above individual cultures.'
Faith in Christ's resurrection and eternal life must inspire Christians to act with love in daily life. Benedict also prayed for victims of violence in Nigeria. Other Vatican news: conference on child-abuse prevention in Rome reiterates need to work to eliminate the evil in society.
The new translation provides a richer opportunity for Catholics to listen with the heart, responding to the voice that is beyond the words, that is, the call of God, and entering more deeply into prayer. In this way, we can actively participate in the liturgy. Editorial for Nov. 6 issue.
Our Catholic faith proves to be deep and beautiful beyond words. Through the practice of our faith, we actually, in a very simple and natural way, open our hearts to the healing that Christ wants to bring. Oct. 23 issue feature.
In the midst of rainstorm at the Madrid prayer vigil, 27-year-old recalls, 'We were not afraid at all because we could see that the first one who was serene was the Holy Father. He transmitted a lot of serenity, a lot of calmness.'
Oct. 9 issue column: Mary is Jesus’ greatest disciple. She shows us not what Jesus would do, but what a disciple of Jesus would do. Her life is not identical to Jesus’ life, but, rather, rhymes with Jesus’ life. Jesus calls us to follow him; Mary shows us what following him looks like. So do the saints.