Newness of Life

Posted April 16, 2017 10:49 pm by Kathleen Pluth

Newness of Life

On the 90th anniversary of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s birth and baptism, as on every Easter, I find myself remembering his words about the mystery of the “new life” that is Christianity.From among the many sublime quotations from his Easter public addresses that could be quoted: Baptism is something quite different from an act of ecclesial socialization, from a slightly old-fashioned and complicated rite for receiving people into the Church. It is also more than a simple washing, more than a kind of purification and beautification of the soul. It is truly death and resurrection, rebirth, transformation to a new life. How can

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