Saturday, February 20, 2010

2010 Message for Lent

Pope Benedict’s 2010 Message for Lent is beautiful and worth reading. The pope is aware of the cultural problems in the West and is responding by educating the faithful, but the Vatican curia is becoming a source of confusion and, in some ways, is an obstacle to this response. If you wish to read a heartbreaking example, the Academy for Life has publicly issued statements in the Vatican’s newspaper that appear to support abortion. This is a very sad case. The pope’s efforts become increasingly difficult as bishops use the Vatican’s own resources to create uncertainty on basic Catholic teachings.

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