Pope Benedict’s words confirm the role and duty of the laity in this hour of apostasy

During his visit to the UK in September 2010, Pope Benedict said this;
“There are some who now seek to exclude religious belief from public discourse, to privatise it or even to paint it as a threat to equality and liberty. Yet religion is in fact a guarantee of authentic liberty and respect, leading us to look upon every person as a brother or sister. For this reason I appeal in particular to you, the lay faithful, in accordance with your baptismal calling and mission, not only to be examples of faith in public, but also to put the case for the promotion of faith’s wisdom and vision in the public forum. Society today needs clear voices which propose our right to live, not in a jungle of self-destructive and arbitrary freedoms but in a society which works for the true welfare of its citizens and offers them guidance and protection in the face of weakness and fragility. Do not be afraid to take up this service to your brothers and sisters and to the future of your beloved nation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *