Benedict XVI met with members of
the International Theological Commission at the end of its current 5-year
working program. He spoke about the importance and relevance of natural law in
modern society.BENEDICT XVII reaffirm
the necessity and the urgent need, in the current situation of culture and of
civil and political society, to create the conditions to raise awareness of the
indispensable value of natural moral law.
The Pope praised a document
written by the commission, titled The Search for Universal Ethics: A New Look at
Natural Law. The document is in the final stages and will be published
soon.BENEDICT XVIThanks to the study
which you have carried out on this fundamental argument, the results are clear
that natural law is the authentic guarantee everyone has to live free and
respected in their dignity as human beings, and to feel they are defended from
any form of ideological manipulation and from all abuses perpetrated on the
basis of the law of the strongest.
He also reminded the
Commission of the real task of theology: To enter into the Word of God to
understand it and make it understood in our world, and by doing so find the
answers to humanity's great questions.