The Church’s strength lies in holiness, not in political power, Argentinean bishop says

.- Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes, Argentina, said this week the Church’s strength is not to be found in politics but instead in the “means of grace” given by Christ and in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Christians, he went on, respond to their critics with “the serene self-control of Jesus,” who does not impose, but rather, proposes the truth.  Christ “manifests the truth” through his holiness, Archbishop Castagna said, adding that our ineffective efforts to preach the Gospel prove that “only holiness convinces others of the truthfulness of the message we proclaim.”

In this sense, the archbishop noted, the renewed attacks on the faith and the Church will fail yet again “if Christians are holy” because holiness is “the youthfulness of the Church” and ensures “the constant renewal of her structures.”


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