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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

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Catholic by Choice

"A Catholic is someone who believes Christ is Son of God, accepts His teachings and lives a life of worship, service and duty in the Catholic community," [...] "Catholics are not created by the accident of birth to remain only because their tribe has an interesting history."
~ Cardinal Pell

(from Cardinal Pell Explains Role of Church and Faith in Public Life)

In the modern age it is indeed important for us to be reminded that it is not enough for Catholics to live our lives simply "being" Catholic on the side, but to choose to live out our Catholic faith fully with regard to our state in life.

I might add as a side note that this "choice" does not happen once at Confirmation - contrary to what many believe today. Our choice for faith must happen throughout our lives or our Confirmation will bear no fruit and in the end have no meaning if its graces were not cooperated with.

As a second side note, there's a great new blog I just found: Roman Catholic by Choice, check it out!

Cheers for Cardinal Pell - I ask our Lady to continue to intercede for him to God as he faces the difficult situation in rapidly secularizing Australia. Memorare...


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