Then as now
By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service
Continuing his series of audience talks about the leaders of the early church, Pope Benedict spoke Jan. 31 about
"So, even among saints there are contrasts, disagreements, controversies," the pope said.
"This appears very consoling to me, because we see that the saints did not drop as saints from heaven. They were men like us with problems and even with sins," the pope said before he was interrupted by applause.
"Holiness consists not in never having made a mistake or sinned," he said, but rather it grows with "conversion, repentance, with a willingness to start over and, especially, with the ability to reconcile and forgive."
"We can all learn this path to holiness," he said...
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