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Monday, July 30, 2012

Pope Benedict Encourages Laity


 



In an address to the U.S. bishops on January 19th, 2012, Pope Benedict emphasized the importance of the laity in the protection of religious liberty:

 

 

"[I]t is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to the Church's public moral witness presented by a radical secularism which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres... Of particular concern are certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion...

 

 

"Here once more we see the need for an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense vis-à-vis the dominant culture and with the courage to counter a reductive secularism which would delegitimize the Church's participation in public debate about the issues which are determining the future of American society."

 

We have work to do!

 

Sincerely,

Adriana Gonzalez

Catholics Called to Witness

info@cc2w.org