Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Pope Sydney: Cliffnotes Edition

Wanting to know the best parts of the Pope's addresses to World Youth Day events in Sydney without having to track them all down and wade through all that text?

I found an excellent article by Sandro Magister which is an anthology of just that. Plus, the link to where all the texts are on the Vatican site, in case you do want the unabridged version.

On this page, instead, there is an anthology of the salient passages from the words spoken by Benedict XVI during his voyage.

The selection made here inevitably sacrifices other selections that are no less important from the speeches and homilies of the pope. For example, it would be obligatory to reread in its entirety the catechesis on the Holy Spirit presented to the young people at the nighttime vigil on Saturday, July 19: and in doing so, one would understand why, in presenting it, "L'Osservatore Romano" called it "one of the most beautiful texts of the pontificate."

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1 comment:

Santiago Chiva de Agustín said...

Young people know their limitations and contradictions, but when they come to listen during their holidays to an old man of 81 years that probably has not a special charisma, but they are persuaded by his insight, rigor and clarity. And young people want answers. So they are delighted that someone intends to improve them, someone who makes them want to be better people.


Santiago Chiva (Granada, Spain)