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All the Abrahamic faiths are marked by violence.
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At the centre of Christianity is community; we are gathered by the Lord around the altar.
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Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.
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Christianity will only make a contribution to the future of Europe if it can prove that people like Sam Harris are wrong and that we can make peace.
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Christians can bring peace to multi-religious Europe because we are able to understand the role of faith in the lives of other believers better than atheists.
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Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does breed violence and intolerance.
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Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to remain in contact with the millions of people who look for God but do not come to Church.
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Despite all the lunacy of the last century, all the absurdity of war and genocide, we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.
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Different groups within the Church claim special insight: conservatives, liberals, Thomists, feminists, liberation theologians.
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I believe that his death and resurrection transformed humanity's relationship with God.
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I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims.
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Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
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Most religions live from a narrative that shapes their relationship with the divine other, God or the gods, and with the human other, the stranger.
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One of our deepest needs is to be at home.
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Our society has lost confidence in the power of reason, except perhaps scientific reason.
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Seeking the good is not primarily about rules and commandments.
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The Church has always sought to transcend its boundaries and become more Catholic, beginning with the mission to the Gentiles.
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The history of Israel and Judaism is the unfolding of the meaning of this story. It's retelling is never finished and will not be until the Kingdom.
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The key question for the future of Europe is whether these faiths will live together in peace or whether they will tear Europe apart.
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The medieval Church believed that the resurrection of Christ marked a new time for all of humanity.
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The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans that we are called to seek the truth.
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The trouble is that after nine years as a Jack of all trades and Master of the Dominican Order, I have no expertise on anything except airports and exotic foods.
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The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
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Thinking that morality is all about commandments is a relatively new way of thinking, since the Reformation.
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This evening I wish to suggest that we Christians should accompany people on their pilgrimages. Specifically we should travel with people as they search for the good, the true and the beautiful.
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To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities: confidence and humility.
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To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness.
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We can identify with Frodo and Sam, setting off not knowing quite where they are going and what they are to do.
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We need a place in which we may flourish and be ourselves.
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What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching, then she will be seen as standing in judgement over a vast percentage of Europeans.
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When I left school, I became a friend for the first time of people who were not Christians, and who tried to convince me that my views were crazy.
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