Notable quotations from Pope Benedict XVI and official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
Christ is risen! The liturgy devotes to this immense mystery not only a day — it would be too little for such joy— but at least 50 days, that is, the entire Easter season, which ends with Pentecost.
The Risen One ... repeats to us today ... not to be afraid to become messengers of the proclamation of His Resurrection.
Those who encounter the Risen Jesus and entrust themselves docilely to Him have nothing to fear. This is the message that Christians are called to spread to the very ends of the earth.
Humanity today expects from Christians a renewed witness to the resurrection of Christ; it needs to encounter Him and to know Him as true God and true man.
In our daily lives ... there are so many opportunities to proclaim this faith of ours to others, simply and with conviction...
...It is more urgent than ever that the men and women of our age know and encounter Jesus, and, also thanks to our example, allow themselves to be won over by Him.
Only a God Who loves us to the extent of taking upon Himself our wounds and our pain, especially innocent suffering, is worthy of faith.
Through the wounds of the Risen Christ, we can see the evils which afflict humanity with the eyes of hope.
...By His rising the Lord has not taken away suffering and evil from the world but has vanquished them at their roots by the superabundance of His grace.
He has countered the arrogance of evil with the supremacy of His love. He has left us the love that does not fear death, as the way to peace and joy.
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