Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Pope and Catholic Action

Pope Benedict XVI is encouraging Catholics to "take the leaven of the Gospel" outside the church and into such as areas as politics. In a message sent on the 80th anniversary of Catholic Action Argentina, the Holy Father encouraged the laypeople to "intensify their formative commitment so that, following Christ on the path of sanctity and in close union with their pastors, they might take the leaven of the Gospel to all hearts and realms of society, of the world of work, of politics, of culture and to families."

The Pope affirmed that "the laity, who through baptism and confirmation participate in the priestly, prophetic and royal function of Christ, are called to contribute in their own original way to the growth and sanctification of the Church and the world, through the transformation of temporal realities according to the values of the Kingdom of God."

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