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Saturday, January 1, 2011
EUROPE: GERMANY: BISHOP'S MESSAGE- TO EVANGELIZE
Reinhard Marx Cardinal Urges Church in Germany to new evangelization.
Munich (wwwkath.net, ok) The Catholic Church in Germany has in the opinion of the archbishop of Munich and Freising, Reinhard Marx Cardinal, another missionary church."The new evangelization is our mission for the coming period," Marx said in his traditional New Year's sermon in the packed Munich's Frauenkirche, "We must state the Catholic faith in a powerful new way."
He can feel a deep insecurity in many people, not just in church, but also in society.This is also reflected in the "many leaving the church that worry me as a bishop," It is now important to "a new breakpoint to find by looking to the center, on the whole," said Marx. "The door to God wide open.This door is Christ himself. "Stand in the Holy Mass in celebration of the Eucharist that door open.That is the greatest happiness of faith: "To make this newly visible, our mission."
The year is coming to an end a difficult year for the Church in Germany and in the archdiocese have been."We will also need to deal in future with the investigation of sexual abuse.We shall see the truth in the eye, but we can not allow that there is such thing as a general suspicion, "the cardinal said:". We must do our homework, but go the whole society must have its way, be mindful of what children young people to do and suffer. "Marx announced that the Archdiocese will continue to follow the logical line that had given the Holy Father.
participated "Giving the future of faith" Looking at the diocesan project, in which priests, deacons and lay people from all areas of the archdiocese, said Marx, "Just this year I could see that there are committed Christians, faith is precious . I was comforted that. Faith has a future. "The church wanted a society in which the word Jesus Christ was no longer audible, and generally do not show up."We do not dream of old times, we want to contribute in this society."
Marx recalled the beginning of the Second Vatican Council nearly 50 years ago.The object of the Church is to help the people to go in the complexity of life their way, and to set the world mark of yes-God's Word.The Council Fathers would have wanted a church that let the faith be ours: "In this sense, a non-completed task," said the cardinal to consider church had to tell the world something that could only come from Christ. "This is sometimes cross the Holocaust. We must give our testimony sometimes maladjusted. "