I picked up a very interesting book recently, Questions and Answers by Pope Benedict XVI. It was said that this Pope had a unique way of encountering various groups of people in the Church by having live Q&A sessions with them.
Now, that is quite a brave move for the Pope, as any “off the mark” response cannot be edited on the spot. So, I delved straight into the book to see what kind of impromptu responses this erudite Pope would give. I was not disappointed. Some of the questions were those that I would myself have asked, and it was fortuitous then to find the answers in a single book given by the Pope himself, no less.
Here is a sampling of the encounters:
Fr. Timothy Radcliffe will be in Singapore from 12 to 23 November.
Nov 09, SPI Newsletter: The self-centred Christian, the Catholic know-it-all-snob, the private Christian or even the most staunch scripture-quoting Sunday mass congregation are unlikely to turn the pages of this stirring and in-your-face-title “Why Go to Church - The Drama of the Eucharist” without learning and picking up something new.
Read Jenny Ang's review on "Church Fathers", a book compilation of Pope Benedict XVI’s catecheses [teachings] at his weekly General Audience with the public from March 2007 to February 2008.
With the celebration of the birth of Jesus just behind us and a new year filled with uncertainties and anxieties ahead of us, it is an opportune time to re-focus our lives on our Lord Jesus. Jesus had said to his disciples and is saying to us now: “Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide all these other things.” (Matt 6:33). Let’s take the humble step to organise our lives in accordance with this priority that Jesus is asking of us.