Monday, February 07, 2011

Quote of the Day

“Over these days, you will study a draft document on The Internet and Formation in Seminaries. The internet, with its capacity to overcome distances and place people in mutual contact, presents great possibilities also for the church and its mission. With the necessary discernment for its intelligent and prudent use, it is an instrument that can serve not just studies, but likewise the pastoral action of future priests in the various ecclesial fields, like evangelization, missionary action, catechesis, educational works, the administration of institutions. In this field, too, it is of extreme importance to be able to count upon formators who are adequately prepared, that they might be faithful and always well-updated guides to the end of accompanying candidates for the priesthood toward a correct and positive use of these means of information.
--Pope Benedict XVI
Address to the Plenary of the Congregation
for Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Institutes of Study)
The Vatican
7 February 2011

Sure, the message is grand... but until they back it up with a picture, it'll just keep ringing hollow.