Real Courage By Pope Benedict XVI:  Speaking against the Magisterium of the Church is presented as courageous. In reality, however, it does not take courage for this, since you can always be sure of audience applause. . . .Rather it takes courage to adhere to the faith of the Church, even if it contradicts the “scheme” of the contemporary world. It is this non-conformism of the faith that Paul calls an “adult faith.”

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