Skip to comments.The New Forms of Social Sin (Finally, An English Translation of the Bishop Girotti Interview)
Posted on 03/11/2008 2:22:04 PM PDT by Pyro7480
Genetic manipulation, environmental pollution, social inequality, unsustainable social injustice: these are the new forms of sin appearing on the horizon of humanity, like a corollary of the unstoppable process of globalization. They are also new challenges for the Apostolic Penitentiary, which labors to reaffirm its own role in an age in which the perception of sin counts less. Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, Regent of the Penitentiary, spoke of these in this interview released to LOsservatore Romano the day after the conclusion of the course for confessors....
Does the attention to sin come from a sensibility to the needs of modern society or from a reference point of a past time?
The reference is always the violation of the covenant with God and with brothers and the social consequences of sin. If yesterday sin had a rather individualistic dimension, today it has a value, a resonance beyond the individual, above all social, because of the great phenomenon of globalization. In effect, the attention to sin presents itself more urgently today than yesterday, because its consequences are wider and more destructive....
In your opinion, what are the new sins?
There are various areas today in which we adopt sinful behavior, as with individual and social rights. This is especially so in the field of bioethics where we cannot deny the existence of violations of fundamental rights of human nature this occurs by way of experiments and genetic modifications, whose results we cannot easily predict or control. Another area, which indeed pertains to the social spectrum, is that of drug use, which weakens our minds and reduces our intelligence. As a result, many young people are left out of Church circles. Heres another one: social and economic inequality.... This [phenomenon] feeds off an unsustainable form of social injustice and is related to environmental issues....
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.acton.org ...
Thanks, will look at this later.
No Christians would be in a futz over this if they knew their Baltimore Catechism, or their Westminster Catechism.
Here’s the English translation of the interview (finally).
Won’t make a bit of difference to the bigots on FR. I think I’ve had enough of FR myself.
Well, try not to be too frustrated and/or discouraged. You're a valuable contributor on here.
You can let people bother you, or not. I have a lot of FRiends, of all different sorts, and we all manage not to get upset at one another.
On the other hand, you might get out of the house occasionally and not care so much :-).
The MSM, as usual, is full of rubbish.
About those who believe the MSM uncritically, the less said the better.
“Grant Establish and Ordaine that for ever hereafter there shall be a liberty of Conscience allowed in the Worshipp of God to all Christians (Except Papists)”
Do you think they disallowed “papists” because, historically speaking, Catholic countries have not allowed other Christian groups the same liberty of conscious in worship?
Ping to read later
You make a good point. Perhaps the English were fearful of seeing a replay of the St. Bartholomew's day massacre in their own land.
However, your point failed to address the issue that, historically, Catholic countries have not allowed other Christian groups the same liberty of conscious in worship.
Thanks for your kind words and I will take your advice.
Most on FR are reasonable in their disagreement. Some are rather interesting and I view them with some fascination much as I would in a clinical setting attempting to find the person behind the words.
~But! Other remarks are the mindless jibbering of ignorance and a few posts are just pure evil.
The overt evil, I think, one can fight. Willful ignorance, although another form of evil, is much harder to bear.
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