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Pope: Freedom Serves the Common Good

Zenit News Agency • 4/19/2008

The Holy Father gives a profoundly important message to the leaders of the world at the United Nations. NEW YORK (Zenit) - Rules and structures that promote the common good do not limit human freedom, Benedict XVI told the General Assembly of the United Nations. This was the message the Pope ...

In an address in which he affirmed the foundations of human rights in the Natural Law and warned of the dangers of relatisvism,the Holy Father gave the United Nations a reminder of its true purpose, reaffirmed the dignity of the human person,the role of the family, the primacy of religious freedom and the call to global solidarity.

Pope Benedict Addresses the United Nations and UN Staff

Catholic Online • 4/18/2008

Pope Benedict XVI reaffirms the foundation for human rights:"They are based on the natural law inscribed on human hearts and present in different cultures and civilizations." NEW YORK, N.Y. (Catholic Online) – The following is a text of the address which His Holiness, Pope Benedict just delivered ...

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Pope's Address to Catholic Educators

Zenit News Agency • 4/18/2008

"Freedom is not an opting out. It is an opting in -- a participation in Being itself. Hence authentic freedom can never be attained by turning away from God." WASHINGTON, D.C.(Zenit) - Here is the address Benedict XVI gave today to a meeting of more than 400 Catholic educators at the Catholic ...

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'Fans' Fill Nationals Stadium, for the Pope

By • Zenit News Agency • 4/18/2008

The 46,000 "fans" didn't come to see the Washington Nationals; they came to participate in a Mass led by Benedict XVI. Opening events at the stadium began a full four hours prior to the Pope's arrival. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Zenit) - The streams of people pouring into the glistening new Nationals ...

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Pope says 'World, at Crossroads, Needs Hope'

Zenit News Agency • 4/18/2008

"Who can deny that the present moment is a crossroads, not only for the Church in America but also for society as a whole?" WASHINGTON, D.C. (Zenit) - Benedict XVI says the world is at a crossroads between great promise for the future and the breakdown of the foundations of society, and Christians ...

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Doug Kmiec: Pope moves us from Sadness to Hope

By • Catholic Online • 4/18/2008

The Holy Father’s message is magnetic because it is premised upon an authentic understanding of the freedom of the human person. MALIBU, CA (Catholic Online) - The Holy Father is here with a profound message of hope. He is being greeted by hundreds of thousands – indeed, it will number into ...

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The Pope's Message of Hope and Practical Relevance

By • Catholic Online • 4/18/2008

Thank you Holy Father for coming to America and in reawakening us to the possibilities – no, the practical realities – of a faith filled hope. MALIBU, CA (Catholic Online) - It is well noted that the Holy Father has profound respect for the American order. Here’s a country that is widely ...

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Text of Pope Benedict XVI's homily at Nationals Park

Catholic News Service • 4/17/2008

Here is the text of Pope Benedict XVI's homily at the Nationals Park Mass April 17. WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, "Peace be with you!" (Jn 20:19). With these, the first words of the risen Lord to his disciples, I greet all of you in the joy of this Easter season. Before ...

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Pope meets privately with abuse victims

By • Catholic News Service • 4/17/2008

The Pope met privately in a chapel at the apostolic nunciature with "a small group of persons who were sexually abused by members of the clergy." WASHINGTON (CNS) - Pope Benedict XVI held an unscheduled meeting with victims of priestly sexual abuse, shortly after pledging the church's continued ...

Faithfulness to Catholic teaching and life underscored the Holy Father's ministry on Thursday to a crowd of 45,000 at Nationals Stadium. This faithfulness, he emphasized is one of the heart as well as the head.

The Papal Mass in Washington: Call for Faithfulness to Christ

By • Catholic Online • 4/17/2008

More than 45, 000 people were on-hand in Nationals Stadium to enthusiastically greet Pope Benedict XVI. WASHINGTON (Catholic Online) - Today history was made as Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his first Mass on American soil at Nationals Stadium in Washington D.C. More than 45, 000 people were ...

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