Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Pope: "a missionary fire must always burn” in the heart of the Church

» 02/03/2010 13:29

Illustrating the figure of St. Dominic of Guzman, Benedict XVI speaks of the "temptation" of career and power, "to which even those who have a role in animation and government in the Church are not immune " and recommends priests and seminarians to lovingly care for the "cultural dimension" of faith.

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – A "missionary fire must always burn," in the Church which urges us to proclaim the Gospel to all and to live in accordance with what is proclaimed, without the "temptation of career and of power" even though, it is present at times. These are the lessons to be drawn from the life and work of St. Dominic of Guzman, the founder of the Dominicans, whose figure was outlined today by Benedict XVI to eight thousand people present in the Paul VI Hall for the general audience. A meeting also animated by the performance of a group of acrobats, to the Pope’s obvious enjoyment, who applauded them.

Reflecting on the personality of the founder of the Order of Preachers, known as the Dominicans, the Pope also recommended priests and seminarians to lovingly care for the "cultural dimension" of faith "so that the beauty of Christian truth can be better understood and faith can be truly nourished, strengthened and even defended. "

See also:

From CNA, "Benedict XVI reflects on life of St. Dominic, model for new evangelization" and "Circus entertains Pope and pilgrims at audience"

From Catholic News Service, "Priests must live what they preach, avoid careerism, pope says"

And from YouTube-Vatican's Channel

Pope: The temptation of power even among men of the Church
February 3, 2010


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