Revelation presents the Church’s own story of its pilgrimage through history, a narrative once ingrained in Western culture, from the arts and literature to social tradition and medical ethics. But as many drift away from the stories of Abraham and Sarah, of the Incarnation and Lazarus, a revisionist narrative has been imposed, generating a false tale of the Church’s history in the world and tainting the faithful’s own view of Catholic tradition and doctrine. From the Sept. 25 issue.
Benedict XVI presided at the conclusion of the 25th Italian National Eucharistic Congress on Sept. 11. His Sunday Mass homily reflected on the congress’ theme: 'The Eucharist for Everyday Life.' He also recalled 9/11, entrusting the victims and their families to 'the Lord of life.' He also encouraged families, priests and engaged couples.
'Art is capable of making visible our need to go beyond what we see, and it reveals our thirst for infinite beauty, for God,' Benedict told more than 5,000 pilgrims at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo on Aug. 31.