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Pope Benedict XVI: Truth is Accessible

Truth is Accessible

At his weekly general audience today, Pope Benedict XVI said that all people, believers and non believers, are called to recognize the needs of human nature expressed in natural law and guided by positive law issued by civil and political authorities to regulate human coexistence. He said that when the natural law and the responsibilities it entails are denied, "it dramatically opens up the way for ethical relativism at the individual level, and for totalitarianism at the political and state level." Benedict XVI also returned to talk about the figure of Saint Thomas Aquinas, who in his studies in the 13th century tried "to discern the intelligence and coherence of the truths of the Christian faith wit ...