Sunday, December 25, 2005

Papal Christmas message.

Pope Benedict XVI has issued a wake-up call to us in his Christmas message; warning us not to get derailed by the message of modernity.

'In the millennium just past, and especially in the last centuries, immense progress was made in the areas of technology and science. Today we can dispose of vast material resources.

'But the men and women in our technological age risk becoming victims of their own intellectual and technical achievements, ending up in spiritual barrenness and emptiness of heart.

'That is why it is so important for us to open our minds and hearts to the Birth of Christ, this event of salvation which can give new hope to the life of each human being,' the pope said.

Additional Source

But he has also asked people to unite against terror. (Another piece on the same angle.)

UPDATE: Text in full.

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