Benedict XVI to Youth: Open the Doors to Christ

10,000 Celebrate the Witness of St. Francis in Assisi ASSISI, Italy, JUNE 18, 2007 (zenit.org).- Benedict XVI told young people in Assisi that they are his joy, just as they were for Pope John Paul II. Benedict XVI traveled to…

Co-Workers of the Truth 6/19

Matthias is honored today as the patron of late vocations and, in a cetain sense, that is what he is.  But he can, with equal right, be honored as the first in the Church to be called; he was the…

Co-Workers of the Truth 6/18

“Teach them to obey everything that I have commanded you” (Mt 28:20).  Faith requires instruction and an ethical approach, not a vague sense of transcendent and inexpressible reality.  Granted, it leaves its mark first on the human heart, but from…

Co-Workers of the Truth 6/17

To be able to live, we must be able to say Yes to the thou of the other, to affirm his being there.  This Yes is a creative act, a new creation.  Biological birth is not enough: the individual can…

Co-Workers of the Truth 6/16

As a living organism, the Church, as Saint Paul expresses it, is both head and body.  The body without the head is no longer a body, but a corpse.  But the Head is Christ.  This is the most profound content…

Co-Workers of the Truth 6/15

The universal Church is not just an assembly of congregations that have united in order to achieve greater efficiency or for some other such reasons; she holds the primacy and gives birth to all the others.  That is obviously the…