Friday, January 29, 2010

Pope Urges New Answers for Today's Problems


Says Youth in Particular Need Reasons for Hope

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is inviting members of the Pontifical Academies to give "adequate" and "creative" answers to the problems posed by contemporary culture, always taking recourse to "the riches of the Christian tradition."
 
It is particularly necessary to "offer values" to the youth who are growing up in a society dominated by "relativism" and "subjectivism," he said today upon receiving in audience some 300 representatives of the academies who met Wednesday in Rome for their annual public session.

The institutions represented included the Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Theological Academy, the Academy of Mary Immaculate, the International Marian Academy, the Academy of Fine Arts and Literature "dei Virtuosi al Pantheon," the Roman Academy of Archaeology and the "Cultorum Martyrum" Academy.

Recalling that today is the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, Benedict XVI invited the members and experts of the academies to "trust in the possibility of human reason," maintaining fidelity to the "deposit of the faith," when it comes to addressing the questions posed by the dialogue with cultures. READ MORE

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