Archive of December 9, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 9, 2007

Approach of Christmas is a time for a conversion away from materialism, says Pope

Dec 9, 2007 - 11:55 am .- Before reciting the Angelus at noon today, Pope Benedict XVI stressed that John the Baptist’s call to conversion speaks strongly to the "men and women of our time, who live and receive Christmas in such a way that unfortunately, they often suffer from a materialistic mentality. " Thousands of pilgrims crowded into St. Peter's Square today to pray the Angelus with the Holy Father. Before praying the Angelus, he recalled the Gospel reading from today, the second Sunday of Advent, and noted that it calls us to "open [our] hearts and welcome the Son of God who comes into our midst to express divine justice."