By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI, Homily, Jan. 6, 2007: “The need to work out a new world political and economic order… This observation became more and more obvious: a new world economic and political order… A God who appears to us in the manger of Bethlehem… who then are the ‘Magi’ of today, and what point has their ‘journey’ reached? Dear brothers and sisters, let us return to that special moment of grace, the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council on 8 December 1965, when the Council Fathers addressed certain ‘Messages’ to all humanity. The first was addressed ‘To Rulers’ and the second, ‘To Men of Thought and Science.’ These are two categories of people who, in a certain way, we can see portrayed in the evangelical figures of the Magi.
“I would then like to add a third category, to which the Council did not address a message but which was very present in its attention in the conciliar Decree Nostra Aetate. I am referring to the spiritual leaders of the great non-Christian religions. Two thousand years later, we can thus recognize in the figures of the Magi a sort of prefiguration of these three constitutive dimensions of modern humanism: the political, scientific and religious dimensions.” (L’Osservatore Romano, Jan. 10, 2007, p. 3)
Benedict XVI speaks in positive terms of a new world order, and says that the Magi of today are the spiritual leaders of the “great non-Christian religions.” Think about that one.