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10/29/2013 (8 months ago)

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Cardinal says that church must excite the imaginations of young people

Speaking out against "the winds of change" arising from secularization and the new media, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila in the Philippines conducted an interview at this week's plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family. The church that these changes are buffeting the Filipino family and how the Church must respond to these new challenges.

As to young Filipino people and what the church here needs to accomplish, Cardinal Tagle shared the results of a recent survey on this topic in his homeland.

As to young Filipino people and what the church here needs to accomplish, Cardinal Tagle shared the results of a recent survey on this topic in his homeland.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/29/2013 (8 months ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Cardinal Tagle, Philippines, secularization, young people, new media


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In an interview with Susy Hodges, the cardinal addressed the ambivalence of what the secular, modern society considers successful and the impact this has inflicted on individuals and the family.

Grateful that "the traditional values that have kept families together and alive" are still there in his homeland, the cardinal acknowledges that "they are beginning to see the effects of secularization and the media" and the "winds of change" that arrives with them.

Will these so-called "winds of change" become more threatening? The cardinal replied "in a sense, yes" but added that he believes that the resources and the imagination of the families will prevail.

He believes concurrently that the Church should be able to communicate to all those "who shape culture" the "beauty of the family." The cardinal pointed out that many of the Church's beliefs concerning the family are shared by non-Christians. This, he says, can be used to forge a common "mission and vision" on this key issue.

"The Church," Cardinal Tagle says, "needs to present the human face of Jesus" and goes on to speak about how humanity "is very much aware of the ambivalence of the success (of modern society) and the wounds that this has inflicted on individuals and families."

When queried about his assessment of Pope Francis' papacy to date, Cardinal Tagle says it's a question of continuity when it comes to Church traditions but like the other popes, he has brought, "his personal way of incarnating the papal ministry" that is shaped partly by Francis' personal background.

Pope Francis' humbleness coupled with his desire to be close to his flock really resonates with the faithful and that's the way to evangelize, especially in Asia.

As to young Filipino people and what the church here needs to accomplish, Cardinal Tagle shared the results of a recent survey on this topic in his homeland.

He said the survey showed that young people "are turned off by a Church that is quite judgmental, a Church that comes across as pessimistic and heavy" . that does not rejoice at anything." However, if the Church projects "joy and hope," the Cardinal added, then "the young people are more disposed" to listen to the "No" or prohibitions.

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