Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pope Benedict tells Canadian bishops sinfulness can lead to culture of blame

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When individuals lose sight of their own sinfulness, it is impossible to promote real reconciliation and establish true justice in society, Pope Benedict XVI told bishops from Western Canada.

In fact, he said, when people cannot see their own need for forgiveness, they cannot forgive others, so they create a culture where people turn immediately to a court to assign blame.

The fact that people sin against God and against each other "is part of the truth about the human person," the pope said in an Oct. 9 speech to bishops from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
[....snip] Catholic News
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