With regret, NCR does not allow FR to reproduce the full article. The excerpt is only about 40% of the original, so if this interests you or concerns you, I strongly encourage you to read the full article.
A shame to see this by Archbold in the authentically Catholic Register.
Good article. LOL
“It is true that the Muslim world is not totally mistaken when it reproaches the West of Christian tradition of moral decadence and the manipulation of human life.”
I can’t disagree with this one.
You forgot his disclaimer.
**In fairness, I must note that there might be one small problem with my analysis. So small I hesitate to even bring it up. Every quote above is from Pope Benedict. Every one.**
The authority of the pope is nonexistent.
Just his being from Argentina told me that he was liberal.
Capitalism as envisioned by our Founders required self-regulation rooted in morality, generally based in religion.
It was never about flat-out absolute selfishness and greed.
How is that statement encouraging homosexuality? It's encouraging neighborly love ... exactly what Jesus taught. That does not mean condoning or encouraging sinful behavior, however. No one should be victims of violent malice in speech or action. Let's just think about the parable of the Good Samaritan for example.
Is Francis the last Pope: Peter the Roman ?shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
Thanks, Alex! Wonderful article, right down to the last line: kicky!
Francis may be worse than all those who followed Pius XII and Vatican II. And that’s quite a stretch.
There is a lot of projection going on concerning Pope Francis. That’s what makes this article with its surprise ending possible.
Why are you encouraging people to sin, Alex?
“The authority of the pope is not unlimited;”
Every thing else if an actual statement of his, i agree, i would consider him a liberal and a new world enthusiast.
People who have never had to get out and pick s..t with the chickens do not understand that Capitalism is what feeds the hungry people all over the world.
When Jesus was talking about giving drink or food to people he was talking about giving of ones self, personally, do unto others as you would have them do unto you,
Matt 20 shows very plainly that Jesus was not against Capitalism.
It is nothing but envy of what some one else has, regardless of how hard they worked or did not work to get it.
Who will help me gather in the crop? not i said them all.
Who will help me eat it? i will said them all.
"Rebellion and revolution - that's nothing new for Latin America: In the 1960s and 70s, Latin American liberation theologians such as Gustavo Gutierrez and Oscar Romero inspired clergymen and believers all over the world. One of them was Ludwig Gerhard Müller, who now heads the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith."
"Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff firmly believes Latin America will trigger future reforms that are going to change the Catholic Church. "Our church doesn't reflect the European mother church anymore; it has its own origins, its own traditions, heroes, martyrs, prophets and personas such as the famous former bishop of Recife, Dom Helder Camara, or our very own saint, Oscar Romero," Boff said. "These churches will breathe new life into Christianity.""
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Gerhard Ludwig Müller - Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
"On 2 July 2012 Bishop Müller was appointed prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope Benedict XVI. At the same time he was appointed Archbishop ad personam. As a result of his new role his is also ex officio president of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, the International Theological Commission, and the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei."
"As a personal friend of Pope Benedict XVI, he has been charged with preparing the publication of the Opera Omnia: a series of books that will collect, in a single edition, all Benedict's writings. Müller himself has was written more than 400 works on dogmatic theology, ecumenism, revelation, hermeneutics, the priesthood and the diaconate."
"Müller was also a pupil of Gustavo Gutiérrez, the father of Latin-American liberation theology, with whom he has a long and close friendship.
Church Revolution in Pictures - Gutiérrez and Muller
"I remember that in high school there was a Communist professor. We had a wonderful relationship with him, he questioned us about everything and it was good for us, but he never lied to us. - Pope Francis p131 Heaven and Earth
"I read Our Word and Proposals, a publication by the Communist Party, and I loved every article ever written by Leonidas Barletta, one of their best-known members" - Pope Francis page 39 Conversations
A different perspective on Francis' "wild capitalism" and concern for the poor.
Great article, and Archbold was actually right. People do twist the Pope’s words. All the quotes are from Pope Benedict - and not a single one is “liberal.”
These are simply the teachings of the Catholic Church, which holds out salvation to everyone and hates the sin but loves the sinner.
As for capitalism, I don’t think there’s a single person here who would support crony capitalism (state capitalism) or a situation where factory owners could do things like lock the fire exits and let their employees die because it might have cost them a few extra bucks to have the fire exits open. Pope Francis has frequently made the point that economic systems must be regulated from within, that is, by virtuous people.
Thanks for posting! Glad to see you lurking over at the Register. I saw this one this morning and got a kick out of it. The amazing thing to me is how many dim bulbs read Archbold’s column. Check out some of the comments.
"It is true that the Muslim world is not totally mistaken when it reproaches the West of Christian tradition of moral decadence and the manipulation of human life."
"It is deplorable that homosexual persons have been and are the object of violent malice in speech or in action. Such treatment deserves condemnation from the church's pastors wherever it occurs."
Agree completely. Whichever pope and whoever in general said that is truly a Christian man from whom the world should learn.
Hilarious find by the Archibolds.
Good job as always, Murphy.