A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as one who […]
Magister looks at the Post-Regensburg landscape, seeing hope for dialogue, and includes a portion of an article by Cardinal Bertone from the new issue of 30 Days, that will introduce their reprinting of the Regensburg Address:
The crucial prelude for the relationship between the Church The crucial prelude for the relationship between the Church and Islam is, therefore, the promotion of the dignity of every person and education toward the understanding and protection of human rights.
In the second place, and in connection with this precondition, we must not cease to propose and proclaim the Gospel, and among Muslims as well, in the ways and forms most respectful toward the freedom of the act of faith.
To reach these objectives, the Holy See is considering how to get the maximum leverage out of its apostolic nunciatures in Muslim-majority countries, in order to increase the understanding – and also, if possible, the sharing – of the Holy See’s positions.