Monday, August 14, 2006

The Holy Father Sits and Talks

Benedict's Interview

Thanks to Rocco Palmo over at Whispers in the Loggia for the heads up and link to the English translation of the Holy Father's interview which aired on German television Sunday evening. While encourage everyone to pay a visit to Rocco's blog, I also offer the link to the English translation of the interview for those eager to read it: Pope Benedict XVI: "We Have a Positive Idea to Offer"

A salient quote from His Holiness gives some indication of what the positive idea on offer is, from early in the interview:

"today the West is being strongly influenced by other cultures in which the original religious element is very powerful. These cultures are horrified when they experience the West's coldness towards God. This 'presence of the sacred' in other cultures, even if often veiled, touches the western world again; it touches us at the crossroads of so many cultures. The quest for 'something bigger' wells up again from the depths of western people and in Germany. We see how in young people there's the search for something 'more,' we see how the religious phenomenon is returning, as they say. Even if it's a search that's rather indefinite. But with all this the Church is present once more and faith is offered as the answer."

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading this interview! As a new Catholic, with so much to learn and experience, I haven't really taken the time to "get to know" the Holy Father. This was a treat for me. Thanks!