As he reflects on Pope Benedict’s 2009 visit to the Holy Land, David Neuhaus SJ discusses the pope’s appeals for peace in the region and sets out the challenging position with regard to the conflict that the Church is called to adopt.
What was Pope Benedicts’s message during his much-heralded trip to the Holy Land in 2009? Israeli Jesuit and biblical scholar, David Neuhaus examines his words and actions to uncover a bold, prophetic message.
Pope Benedict’s words on 17 March 2009 regarding the use of condoms in preventing the spread of HIV, generated a media storm. But the Pope’s comments are not a cause for concern as they were reported to be, argues Michael Czerny SJ. Why is the Church’s teaching on this issue not ‘unrealistic and ineffective’ as alleged, but valuable, efficient and grounded in reality?
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