Benedikt XVIs høyre hånd i bispedømmet Roma, kardinal Camillo Ruini, uttrykte for noe få dager siden et håp om at ordnesmenn og -kvinner må utvide sin bruk av moderne informasjonsteknologi, og slik starte det han kaller et nytt apostolat – spesielt for å nå de unge. (Han tenker sikkert også på prester her, og nå starter jeg opp igjen bloggen etter en liten ferie.)
The 76-year-old prelate admitted, «I don’t understand the Internet, but especially young religious ought to enter blogs and correct the opinions of the youth, showing them the true Jesus.”
“The teaching emergency is central in Benedict XVI’s concerns,» the cardinal said. «For him, education in the faith coincides with service to society, because to form someone in the faith means to form the human person. «Simply giving motivations for living defeats nihilism and gives value to the human person, a value that is based on Christ himself, the fact that God became a man.»
The cardinal asserted that an educator’s testimony and content can matter more than pedagogical techniques. He called for catechists to be creative in finding occasions for promoting Benedict XVI’s book, saying it shows the solidity of faith in the historical Jesus of the Gospels, and bases the identity of the Christian in a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.
Cardinal Ruini said that in Catholic schools, «the religious can witness to Christ in all their lessons, in the sciences, in history and even in Italian literature, in an inseparable union of faith and culture. Your creativity ought to find new techniques for the vocational challenge, which ought to develop in step with society.»