Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Text of Pope Benedict's speech to Catholic Educators

There were so many amazing speeches given by Pope Benedict last week, I watched this one late one evening, however, Benedict's talks require careful rereading, and are well worth the effort.
Is there a chance that the Catholic Educators he addressed this talk will do this?
Here's a quote on the Catholic identity of a school.
A university or school's Catholic identity is not simply a question of the number of Catholic students. It is a question of conviction - do we really believe that only in the mystery of the Word made flesh does the mystery of man truly become clear (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 22)? Are we ready to commit our entire self - intellect and will, mind and heart - to God? Do we accept the truth Christ reveals? Is the faith tangible in our universities and schools? Is it given fervent expression liturgically, sacramentally, through prayer, acts of charity, a concern for justice, and respect for God's creation? Only in this way do we really bear witness to the meaning of who we are and what we uphold.

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