Pope Warns Seminarians Not to Conform to the Mammon and the Media

Asia News: “Even today there is much talk of the Church of Rome, of many things, we hope they will also speak of our faith, the exemplary faith of the Church of Rome.” The phrase was pronounced yesterday by Benedict XVI during his visit to the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary, where he also remained for dinner.

The Pope began by commenting on a passage from the Letter to the Romans, where St. Paul calls on them not to be conformed to this world, but to allow themselves be transformed in order to discern the will of God. In this sense he indicated the power that the world of finance and media have today.  “The world of finance – he said – no longer represents an instrument to favour our wellbeing, to favour the life of mankind, instead  it has become an oppressive power, that almost demands our adoration, mammon, the false divinity that truly dominates the world. Faced with conformity and submission to this power we are non conformists: it is not having, but being that counts!. We do not submit to this, we use it as a means, but with the freedom of the children of God”. Read more here.