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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

Monday, July 18, 2005

The End of Europe

Interesting article (hat tip to Fr. Tucker). A smaller Europe, but perhaps also one day soon a more humble Europe? I think that a purification of the Church is happening, as Pope Benedict has observed, in which the Church may indeed seem to shrink, but will in turn be stregthened by a renewed core and then return to growth. It will be interesting to see if a similar trend happens in the western, historically "Catholic", world. With the incoming immigrant population, mostly Muslim, however, all bets are off...

Full article: The End of Europe


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