Thursday, April 17, 2008

Without Truths of Christ, Schools Are Not Catholic

Here are some of my favorite quotes from an article I found at the Catholic News Agency.
Read the full article describing the Pope address to an audience at Catholic University of America.

Washington DC, Apr 17, 2008 (CNA) Pope Benedict XVI emphasized that Catholic education should lead to an encounter with Jesus, who teaches us the truth.
Any failure to do so leads Catholic institutions to fall short of their Catholic identity
, Benedict said.

The Holy Father posed the question: How do Church institutions “contribute to the good of society through the Church's primary mission of evangelization?”

Reflecting on the modern doubt about whether truth does exist, the Pope said that “the contemporary ‘crisis of truth’ is rooted in a ‘crisis of faith’.

Academic freedom is not true freedom if it becomes disconnected from the truth . . . "authentic freedom can never be attained by turning away from God.”

The particular responsibility, for every Catholic educator, “is to evoke among the young the desire for the act of faith, encouraging them to commit themselves to the ecclesial life that follows from this belief,” the Pope instructed.

The Pope said that the Church serves society by reminding society that it is not how people live that creates truth but rather that truth should serve as the basis of how we live.

source: Catholic News Agency
link to Address of Pope Benedict XVI to Catholic Educators of the United States

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