Benedict Bomb #20

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counting down the twenty most epic events, in my opinion, of Pope Benedict’s Pontificate, beginning with #20:
 
20) “The Dictatorship of Relativism” homily

Okay, this is cheating, it was actually right before the cardinals elected him to be Pope.  Before entering the conclave in 2005, Cardinal Ratzinger preached the Mass for all of the cardinals.  In his homily, the then Cardinal Ratzinger noted:

Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be “tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine”, seems the only attitude that can cope with modern times. We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires. 

We, however, have a different goal: the Son of God, the true man. He is the measure of true humanism. An “adult” faith is not a faith that follows the trends of fashion and the latest novelty; a mature adult faith is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ.

Read the whole homily by clicking here

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Father John Hollowell (443 Posts)

Oldest of 11 children. Catholic Priest. Fan of God, my family and friends, Pope Benedict, John of the Cross, good movies, and football (but not football commercials).


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