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Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Deus Caritas Est

So far I have loved Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical, Deus Caritas Est (God is love). The following excerpt is from Yahoo News:

Benedict said the church's work caring for widows, the sick and orphans are as much a part of its mission as celebrating the sacraments and spreading the Gospels. However, he stressed the church's charity workers must never use their work to proselytize or push a particular political ideology.

In his 71 page document, Pope Benedict XVI describes love - which is God. I find beauty in the words of St. John, "God is love" (1 John 4:8). It is one of my favorite lines of scripture. And, Pope Benedict XVI also reminds us that sex outside of marriage is not love but rather is a sin.


del_button January 26, 2006 at 6:20 AM
Barb, sfo said...

Haven't read it yet but I did print it out. But this is interesting, especially in light of a discussion we had last night among many school parents--our school has never asked non-Catholics to pay a higher rate--AND we have a rather high rate of families/children converting to the faith. The grownups say we "make them feel welcome."

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