Papal Greeting to a Parish Pastoral Council
“Every Person Carries Within Himself a Project of God”
VATICAN CITY, APRIL 27, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Here is a Vatican translation of Benedict XVI’s March 25 homily at the Roman parish of St. Felicity and Her Children, Martyrs.
It is not the Magisterium that imposes doctrine. It is the Magisterium that helps enable the conscience itself to hear God’s voice, to know what is good, what is the Lord’s will. It is only an aid so that personal responsibility, nourished by a lively conscience, may function well and thus contribute to ensuring that justice is truly present in our society…
The Church offers us the encounter with Christ, with the living God, with the “Logos” who is Truth and Light, who does not coerce consciences,.
So the Magisterium does not impose doctrine but only helps enable the conscience itself to hear God’s voice?