Roman Catholicism

US Catholic bishops’ report to the Vatican shows a church split by politics

"Catholics in the United States are deeply divided over issues as disparate as LGBTQ inclusion, clerical sexual abuse and celebrating the liturgy, according to a summary of consultations carried out in dioceses across the country in recent months as part of Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality." - RNS

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Yes, a cardinal with strong Pope Francis ties said church doctrines on LGBTQ issues are wrong

"I believe that the sociological and scientific foundation of this doctrine is no longer correct. It is time for a fundamental revision of Church teaching, and the way in which Pope Francis has spoken of homosexuality could lead to a change in doctrine." - Get Religion

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Catholic bishops greenlight Communion document, but don’t single out politicians

“Lay people who exercise some form of public authority have a special responsibility to form their consciences in accord with the Church’s faith and the moral law, and to serve the human family by upholding human life and dignity.” - RNS

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Why it’s hard to find a good Catholic in American politics

"The anti-abortion movement itself has enough resources in its organizations and PACs to create a bipartisan, multi-racial anti-abortion majority.... Instead, the movement prefers a costlier and riskier one-party approach...The past four years were a hard pill for a nonwhite pro-lifer or a good Catholic of any color to swallow but barely troubled Big Pro Life at all." - RNS

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The Enduring Lesson of the Galileo Myth

"Galileo’s biggest mistake was to move the fight out of the realm of science and into the field of biblical interpretation. In a fit of hubris, he wrote the Letter to Castelli in order to explain how his theory was not incompatible with proper biblical exegesis. With the Protestant Reformation still fresh on their minds, the authorities in the Catholic Church were in no mood to endure another troublemaker trying to interpret Scripture on his own." - TGC

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