Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pope says the world is becoming a new Babel

Holy Father says modern day communion is superficial during his homily at the Pentecost Mass at St. Peter's Basilica
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leaves after celebrating Mass on the feast of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 27. Paul Haring / CNS.
The B.C. Catholic has Catholic News Service's coverage of the Pentecost Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. Pope Benedict XVI said in his homily that the world is becoming a new Babel:
The modern world is a latter-day Babel, where arrogance inspired by technological progress leads people to play God and sets them against each other, a predicament from which people can escape only through divinely inspired humility and love, said Pope Benedict XVI.

The pope made his remarks during his homily May 27, Pentecost Sunday, during Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

Acknowledging that communications media and modern transportation have brought the world's people "closer to one another than ever before," Pope Benedict lamented that true "understanding and communion" is "often superficial and difficult."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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