Monday, October 09, 2006The world needs families that go against the current of cultural fashions inspired by hedonism and relativism, says Benedict XVI.
Before reciting the midday Angelus from the window of his study today, with thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope also appealed to leaders of public life to support the family.
The topic chosen by the Holy Father for his address was inspired by the Gospel passage of the day's liturgy, in which Jesus gives his vision on indissoluble marriage: "What God has joined together, no human being must separate."
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Thursday, December 7, 2006
A Divorce from Our Culture?
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The previous story I posted, regarding the excommunications in the diocese of Lincoln Nebraska, caused me to return to this story. The pope is calling upon Catholics to buck against the trends of culture. He wants us to be "counter-cultural." What does this mean? My understanding of the matter is to effect a kind of cultural divorce (or "separation" if you will) in our lives -- i.e. to divorce ("separate") one's self from the prevailing culture. As practicing Catholics, we are already required to turn away from sin, and repent when fallen. But to be "counter-cultural" means to turn away from the culture that promotes sin -- the very culture itself. What exactly does that mean? How are we to implement it in our lives? I'm looking for suggestions here.