Monday, July 03, 2006

Papal Bridge-Building in Christ — Pope Paul VI

J.M.J. + O.B.T.

In this flashback to 1970, we might gain a new appreciation of the gift of Pope Paul VI's pontificate:

"Today while you are challenging the structures of affluent society, the society that is dominated by technology and by the anxious pursuit of productivity and consumption, you are aware of the insufficiency and the deceptiveness of the economic and social materialism that marks our present progress. You are truly able to reaffirm the superiority, richness and relevance of authentic Christian sociology, based on true knowledge of man and of his destiny."

"So, to you Christians I repeat his name, to everyone I proclaim him: Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega; he is the king of the new world; he is the secret of history; he is the key to our destiny. He is the mediator, the bridge, between heaven and earth. He is more perfectly than anyone else the Son of Man, because he is the Son of God, eternal and infinite. He is the son of Mary, blessed among all women, his mother according to the flesh, and our mother through the sharing in the Spirit of his Mystical Body."

"Jesus Christ is our constant preaching..."

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Office of Readings
(Homily Maniliae Habita, Manila, Philippines, Sunday, 29 November 1970)

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
See you on the High Ground!

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