Roman Catholicism

Pope Francis: ‘It’s An Honor That Americans Are Attacking Me’

The comments were in response to a book on "what motivates the right-wing opposition to Pope Francis in the United States, which goes beyond his views on economics and also includes his response to the sexual abuse crisis and his elevating liberal clerics...while sidelining conservatives (such as Cardinal Raymond Burke and Cardinal Ludwig Mueller)." - Daily Wire

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The Roman Catholic Church “unequivocally rejects any gender ideology that denies the intrinsic biological differences between men and women”

"In the document, the Pope is quoted as saying that Gender Theory 'denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman and envisages a society without sexual differences, thereby eliminating the anthropological basis of the family.'" - Christian Post

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Rome on the Transmission of Divine Revelation

The following is an excerpt from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Articles 74-83:

74 God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”: that is, of Christ Jesus. Christ must be proclaimed to all nations and individuals, so that this revelation may reach to the ends of the earth:

God graciously arranged that the things he had once revealed for the salvation of all peoples should remain in their entirety, throughout the ages, and be transmitted to all generations.

The Apostolic Tradition

75 “Christ the Lord, in whom the entire Revelation of the most high God is summed up, commanded the apostles to preach the Gospel, which had been promised beforehand by the prophets, and which he fulfilled in his own person and promulgated with his own lips. In preaching the Gospel, they were to communicate the gifts of God to all men. This Gospel was to be the source of all saving truth and moral discipline.”

In the apostolic preaching…

76 in keeping with the Lord’s command, the Gospel was handed on in two ways:

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Yet another example of how the Vatican misunderstands America . . . and economics

"The cardinal unfortunately reverts to a simplistic caricature of Adam Smith’s 'invisible hand,' contrasting it with the 'visible hand of an economy which is able to serve all members of the community well.' . . . Smith’s point was that demanding people to ignore their self-interest, as moralists are wont to do, is unrealistic and socially destructive, encouraging hypocrisy rather than virtue." - Acton

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In Mexico, Holy Week penitents continue bloody 16th-century traditions of absolution

"The celebration of Holy Week in this colonial town southwest of Mexico City is one of the most dramatic and shocking in the country. During Holy Week, ten processions, each more solemn than the last as the week progresses, are carried out by three religious brotherhoods: Animas, Encruzados and Flagelentes." - RNS

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