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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Saturday, March 26, 2005

"They speak volumes by not speaking at all"

Neil Cavuto's latest column is a nice comparison of Terri and our Holy Father -- and the power of each to touch our lives without saying anything at all. I do not know whether Neil is religious, it is unclear in this message, but it is very clear that he has deep respect for these two icons of what Christianity looks like, the dignity of life, and at the same time, the acceptance of redemptive suffering.

It is the oddest of confluences: a woman whose real intentions we cannot know and a pope whose own frailties we cannot miss. Both seem so vulnerable. Yet both seem so strong.

Neither would like being called a poster child for any cause. Terri for the right to live or die and the pope for the right to judge a man not by how he looks but what he is.

...They speak volumes by not speaking at all: The pope over the right of a woman who cannot speak for herself and the woman for those who someday might not be able to speak for themselves.

...Both are the stuff of world headlines — at the same time, in the same season. When Christians the world over look for inspiration above and realize in these two individuals they have already found it, here.

Full text at: FOXNews.com - Your World w/ Neil Cavuto - Common Sense - Messages of Hope


Blogger Our Word said...

I don't know how devout Neil is, but I do know from past comments of his that he's Catholic. I mildly took him to task once in a post about disagreeing with the Church's position on eulogies at the funeral Mass (he's in favor, I'm against), and has been critical of the Church in some of the same areas as we have, but he was a defender of good priests during the sex scandal, and in general I think he's been a friend to his Church.

March 26, 2005 11:41 AM  

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