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Newsletter December 2012

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Newsletter no. 39 December 2012


My dear confreres and friends of SC,
The Social Communications Department wishes you a Happy Christmas in the words of Pope Benedict XVI:

“ Formerly, people had spoken of God and formed human images of him in all sorts of different ways. God himself had spoken in many and various ways to mankind (cf. Heb 1:1). But now something new has happened: he has appeared. He has revealed himself. He has emerged from the inaccessible light in which he dwells. He himself has come into our midst. This was the great joy of Christmas for the early Church: God has appeared. No longer is he merely an idea, no longer do we have to form a picture of him on the basis of mere words. He has “appeared”. But now we ask: how has he appeared? Who is he in reality? … “the kindness and love of God our Saviour for mankind were revealed” (Tit3:4). For the people of pre-Christian times, whose response to the terrors and contradictions of the world was to fear that God himself might not be good either, that he too might well be cruel and arbitrary, this was a real “epiphany”, the great light that has appeared to us: God is pure goodness. Today too, people who are no longer able to recognize God through faith are asking whether the ultimate power that underpins and sustains the world is truly good, or whether evil is just as powerful and primordial as the good and the beautiful which we encounter in radiant moments in our world. “The kindness and love of God our Saviour for mankind were revealed”: this is the new, consoling certainty that is granted to us at Christmas”.

Happy Christmas and every blessing for the New Year,

Fr Filiberto González, Councillor for SC, along with team members:
Donato, Julian, Felipe, Mario, Bruno, Alessandro, Gian Francesco, Fabiana


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