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Social Doctrine of the Church
DogmaChristologyGodTheologyEcclesiologySacramentsPapacy
EschatologyHeavenHellJudgmentDeath
Grace
Mariology
Holy Bible
EcumenismIslamismJudaismProtestantismAnglicanism
Exegesis
Philosophy
MoralFamilyLawLiberty of consciencePietySinSacramentsLife
PastoralEducationMeetingEvangelization
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Social Doctrine of the Church

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Plagiarism? ¿Manipulation? Prestidigitation?: Francis´ peculiar concept of private property

 


Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are (II): “It is strange but, if I talk about this, some say that the Pope is communist”

 


Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are (II): “It is strange but, if I talk about this, some say that the Pope is communist”

 


nota9957_imagen8972The hammer and sickle with Christ crucified: “For me it wasn’t an offense”

 


Papa-Francisco-apuesta-iglesia-pobres_TINVID20130316_0001_3For the Church the option for the poor is a theological category. I want a church which is poor and for the poor the new evangelization is an invitation to acknowledge the saving power at work in their lives


Laudato si’ (I): Collateral considerations: what is an Encyclical, what is the Social Doctrine of the Church, and finally what are the prerequisites of a Social Encyclical?

 


Laudato si’ (II): what Francis forgot

 


913f8-laudatosiLaudato si’ (III): “I would like to offer Christians a few suggestions for an ecological spirituality”→

 


“I don’t believe that I have anything not found in the Church’s social teaching”

 


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Dogma

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Faith is not an inheritance we receive from others, rather it is a loving response we give freely and day by day we build

 


“No one can know if they are touched by grace. Grace is how much light there is in the soul”

 


Clarity and doctrinal security: defects of restorationism and legalism that leads to finding nothing


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Christology

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The Son of Man, who like a serpent, became sin, is raised up to save us. Let us look at the Cross, a man tortured, a God, emptied of his divinity, stained by sin


For this little ‘escapade’, Jesus probably had to beg forgiveness of his parents→

 


God is the Spirit of the world; and each one can interpret Him in his own way

 


In the Gospel, Jesus does not become angry, but pretends to when the disciples do not understand him

 


The Incarnation came about for God to learn to be a man?

 


What moved Jesus in all situations was nothing other than mercy

 


I would not speak about ‘absolute’ truths – truth is a relationship

 


It seems as if they rebel against God. Asking God ‘why?’ is also a prayer

 


To live the Christian faith denotes service to the person, as a whole and to all peoples, starting with those living on the margins

 


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God

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We risk imagining that God was a magician, complete with an all-powerful magic wand

 


The Divinity will be in every soul and everything will be in all

 


Those who are Christians with the Bible and those who are Muslims with the Koran, with the faith you have received from your fathers. There is one single God, the same God

 


There is no Catholic God

 


We, the descendents of Abraham according to our faith in you, the one God, Jews, Christians and Muslims, humbly stand before you. May everything be to your glory and honor and for our salvation. Praise and eternal glory to you, our God!


If some of you don’t pray because you don’t believe or it goes against your conscience, please send positive vibes my way

 


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Theology

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Teaching and studying theology means living on a frontier. Good theologians, like good shepherds, have the odor of the people and of the street


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Ecclesiology

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Do we love the Church as we love our mothers, also taking into account her defects? All mothers have defects. The Church also has her defects

 


The Catholic Church has acted again and again as a mediator in finding solutions to problems affecting peace, social harmony, the land, the defense of life, human and civil rights


Unity of teaching and practice is certainly necessary in the Church, but this does not preclude various ways of interpreting some aspects of that teaching or drawing certain consequences from it


The Church is woman. Women, in the Church, are more important than bishops and priests


When I have a clericalist in front of me I suddenly become anticlerical. Clericalism shouldn’t have any part in Christianity

 


God has saved a people. No one is saved alone, as an isolated individual

 


Real power is service – there is no other way in the Church. For the Christian, progress means humbling oneself

 


In Argentina, we worked together a lot with the pastors. In Buenos Aires, I got together with a group of pastors who were friends, and we prayed together. And that helped those of us who were more serious to work together. So, you see, the word ‘sect’ gets diluted

 


The Council of Jerusalem – Those who were on opposing sides and were sowing discord entered into dialogue and reached an agreement. This formula is the work of the Holy Spirit: He creates harmony among all people

 


I decided that the first thing to do was to appoint a group of eight cardinals to be my advisors. This is the beginning of a Church whose organization is not only vertical but also horizontal

 


The Court is the Plague of the Papacy. The Church is or should go back to being a Community of God’s People

 


Spiritual direction is a charism of the laity

 

 


The Church has the Sinful Habit of Focusing too much on Itself and being Self-Referential

 


For the Church, the option for the poor is a theological category. I want a Church which is poor and for the poor. The new evangelization is an invitation to acknowledge the saving power at work in their lives


The Council Fathers strongly perceived a need to talk about God to men and women of their time in a more accessible way. The time had come to proclaim the Gospel in a new way

 


The candidates to the episcopate must be pastors, close to the people: this is the first criterion. A great theologian, a learned mind: let him go to the university! They must not have the mindset of princes

 


Many grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God. I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the Church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America. The bicentennial of Latin America’s cry for independence commemorates a cry which arose from being conscious of a lack of freedom, of exploitation and despoliation of being subject to the passing whims of the powers that be.


Being Pope doesn’t mean being the most important in the Church; we are all equal. I am somewhat unaware

 


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Sacraments

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If someone comes to you and feels something must be removed from him, but perhaps he is unable to say it, but you understand … it’s all right, he says it this way, with the gesture of coming. Have open arms, to understand what is inside that heart that cannot be said or said this way … somewhat because of shame … you understand me


The Church cannot have closed doors, not even to the sacraments

 


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Papacy

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I think about a conversion of the papacy. It is my duty, as the Bishop of Rome, to be open to suggestions which can help make the exercise of my ministry more faithful to the meaning which Jesus Christ wished to give it


We take up this journey: Bishop and People. Before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me


Who am I to judge? Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person


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Eschatology

Heaven

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We will all be up there in Heaven together


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Hell

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The way of the Church is not to condemn anyone for eternity


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Judgment

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God, in judging us, loves us. If I embrace his love then I am saved, if I refuse it, then I am condemned – He only loves and saves


A reinterpretation of the Creed: at the Final Judgment, Jesus Christ will be our advocate and not our judge

 


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Death

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Egoists self-condemn themselves; their souls are not chastised but annihilated

 


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Grace

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God is in every person’s life: my dogmatic certainty

 


The privileged place for the encounter with Jesus Christ is our sins. If a Christian is not capable of recognizing himself as a sinner saved by the Cross of Christ then he is a half-way Christian, is a lukewarm Christian

 


The most wicked and the most blasphemous person is loved by God with the tenderness of a father

 


Atheists can also do good

 


“No one can know if they are touched by grace. Grace is how much light there is in the soul”

 


All including atheists or those of any religion are children of God

 


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Mariology

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Holy Bible

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I pray the Divine Office every day. My prayer is Jewish, and I have the Eucharist


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Ecumenism

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There is an aspect of mercy that goes beyond the confines of the Church. It relates us to Judaism and Islam, both of which consider mercy to be one of God’s most important attributes


Solidarity becomes a way of making history in a life setting where conflicts, tensions and oppositions can achieve a diversified and life-giving unity

 


In spite of various obstacles and difficulties, especially forms of fundamentalism on both sides, interreligious dialogue is a duty for Christians as well as other religious communities. By mutual listening, both parts can be purified and enriched


Ecumenism of blood is a priceless contribution toward Christian Unity

 


Peaceful coexistence between different religions is favoured by the laicity of the state


We, the descendents of Abraham according to our faith in you, the one God, Jews, Christians and Muslims, humbly stand before you. May everything be to your glory and honor and for our salvation. Praise and eternal glory to you, our God!


Pray for me!

 


If we are honest in presenting our convictions, we will be able to see more clearly what we hold in common. New avenues will be opened for mutual esteem


A picture is worth a thousand words….and a gesture, sometimes, more than an official document


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Islam

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Authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence. The Quran is a prophetic book of peace

 


Christians and Muslims share the same Faith

 

 


The sacred writings of Islam have retained some Christian teachings; Jesus and Mary receive profound veneration

 


Those who are Christians with the Bible and those who are Muslims with the Koran, with the faith you have received from your fathers. There is one single God, the same God

 


I also think with affection of those Muslim immigrants who this evening begin the fast of Ramadan, which I trust will bear abundant spiritual fruit. My prayerful good wishes, that your lives may glorify the Almighty


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Judaism

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The Old Covenant still exists, and the Church is enriched with the values of Judaism

 


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The Orthodox Church

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Orthodox and Catholics are united not only by the shared Tradition of the Church of the first millennium, but also by the mission to preach the Gospel of Christ in the world today

 


That all the Orthodox Christians of Ukraine may live in peace and harmony, and that the Catholic communities in the country may contribute to this, in such a way that our Christian brotherhood may become increasingly evident

 


Protestantism

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In Argentina, we worked together a lot with the pastors. In Buenos Aires, I got together with a group of pastors who were friends, and we prayed together. And that helped those of us who were more serious to work together. So, you see, the word ‘sect’ gets diluted


Dear sister, our separated brethren should not be perceived as adversaries, but rather recognized as brothers and sisters in faith

 


The doctrine of the mysterious Polyhedron: the Goal of Ecumenism is the Harmony of all Christian Faiths

 


It won’t be theologians who bring about unity among us. The Holy Spirit brings about unity. I join you as just another participant


The differences between Catholic sacraments and Lutheran worship are “explanations, interpretations.” “You are doing the same thing, whether in the Lutheran language or the Catholic one, but it’s the same.”


Anglicanism

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Our division is a scandal

 


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Exégesis

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This Messiah is not how I imagined the Messiah would be. Maybe I made a mistake?

 

 


It saddens me when I read that passage in the Gospel of Matthew when Judas repented and went to the priests, who had a closed heart in regard to this poor, penitent man


Jesus said that he was the Bread which came down from heaven, and that he would give his flesh as food and his blood as drink, thereby clearly alluding to the sacrifice of his life. We need Jesus, to be with him, to be nourished at his table, on his words of eternal life!


The poor are at the center of the Gospel, are at heart of the Gospel, if we take away the poor from the Gospel we can’t understand the whole message of Jesus Christ

 


Francis and the curious miracle of the non-multiplication of the loaves

 


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Philosophy

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The Formula for Happiness: “Live and Let Live”

 


The Communists have stolen the flag. The flag of the poor is Christian. Now when they speak one could say to them: but you are Christians


We are all equal – everyone! When this is not acknowledged, that society is unjust

 


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Moral

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Francis changes the Vatican protocol regarding public sinners


The Church’s moral teaching is – I think – uncertain about whether it has to do with the fifth or the sixth commandment. I don’t like to descend to this kind of casuistry while people are dying from lack of water, food or housing…


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Family

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No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed. Our contemplation of the fulfillment which we have yet to attain also allows us to see in proper perspective the historical journey which we make as families, and in this way to stop demanding of our interpersonal relationships a perfection, a purity of intentions and a consistency which we will only encounter in the Kingdom to come


The internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God

 


Today I would like to focus our attention on another reality: how to take care of those who, after an irreversible failure of their matrimonial bond, have entered into a new union

 


The Church does not disregard the constructive elements in those situations which do not yet or no longer correspond to her teaching on marriage

 


The divorced who have entered a new union can find themselves in a variety of situations, which should not be pigeonholed or fit into overly rigid classifications leaving no room for a suitable discernment


It is necessary to have a fraternal and attentive welcome of the baptized who have established a new relationship of cohabitation after the failure of the marital sacrament; in fact, these persons are by no means excommunicated — they are not excommunicated! They are still a part of the Church. No closed doors! No closed doors!


The family is an anthropological fact, and consequently a social, cultural fact, etc. We cannot qualify it with ideological concepts. Today there can be no talk of the conservative family or the progressive family: family is family!

 


Many young adults prefer to live together without getting married. It’s necessary to draw near to them

 


Not all discern, in their solitude, the Lord calling them. Around us we find various families in so-called irregular situations – I don’t really like this word


To be a good Catholic it isn’t necessary to have children like rabbits. God gave the means to be responsible

 


I do not have the recipe. How can we go on in a culture that doesn’t care about the family, where marriage is not preferred?

 


Who am I to judge? Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person


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Law

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In those times, it was not possible to drink a little water before Mass. It was Pope Pius XII who saved us from this dictatorship!

 


Nothing of yearning for a monolithic body of doctrine – the precepts which Christ and the apostles gave to the people of God ‘are very few’


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Liberty of conscience

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If one chooses evil desiring a good consequence, in heaven these good intentions will be taken into consideration.

 


The Church is pharisaical when she wants to take charge of the consciences of people

 


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Piety

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‘Your Holiness, we offer you this spiritual treasure: 3,525 rosaries’ – there are certain restorationist groups, they go back to practices that I lived through, but not now…


Making ones’ First Communion means entering into communion with those who belong to other communities but believe in Jesus

 


You never know where and how you will find God

 


If a person says that he has met God with total certainty and is not touched by a margin of uncertainty, then this is not good


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Sin

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Who decides what is good and evil? Each one’s conscience…

 


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Sacraments

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The Lord always pardons, He never condemns

 


In the case of divorcees who have remarried, we posed the question, what do we do with them? What door can we allow them to open? Why can’t they be godfathers and godmothers? Things need to change.

 


The exclusion of divorced people who contract a second marriage from communion is not a sanction. The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak

 


The Church cannot have closed doors, not even to the sacraments

 


 

The differences between Catholic sacraments and Lutheran worship are “explanations, interpretations.” “You are doing the same thing, whether in the Lutheran language or the Catholic one, but it’s the same.


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Life

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Francis affirms that John Paul II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church condemn capital punishment

 


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Pastoral

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“It is essential to draw near to new forms of poverty and vulnerability, in which we are called to recognize the suffering Christ”

 


Material charity toward the poor gives witness to the love of the Church more than the studies of theologians

 


The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old

 


The poor are the flesh of Christ; and poverty is a theological category

 


What matters is to eradicate hunger and to educate, without bothering about religion

 


Francis doesn’t speak much of abortion, homosexual marriage or contraceptives. He says it’s not necessary to insist on such topics – rather, more emphasis must be put on positive things, lest we lose the freshness and the perfume of the Gospel


Our faith is revolutionary – A Christian who is not revolutionary is not a Christian! – Help me to keep making a racket!

 


Hopefully we’ll have to sell off churches in order to give food to the poor

 

 


If people are wounded, what does Jesus do? Does He rebuke them for being wounded? No, He comes and carries them on his shoulders

 


What is called for is an evangelization capable of shedding light on these new ways of relating to God, to others and to the world around us. The Church is called to be at the service of a difficult dialogue


A pastor is not afraid to get his hands dirty. He risks his life, his reputation, losing his comforts, his status, even lose his ecclesiastical career as well. He cannot be content, keeping to himself. It is so easy to condemn others, but it is not Christian!


Who teaches us how to love? The Holy Spirit alone. You can take a thousand courses in catechesis or spirituality, or a thousand courses in yoga or Zen – but all of this will never be able to give you the freedom of the Son


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Education

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Youth today are in need of three fundamental pillars: education, sport and culture


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Meeting

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We must create new forms of cultural synthesis. Those who migrate force those who welcome them to change. We must promote the culture of encounter


‘New Hymn for Peace’ – encounter is the bridge to Peace

 


The only way for individuals and societies to grow is via the culture of encounter without needless preconceptions

 


 The Church defended the Faith with walls; but now we need to build bridges. Gone are the days of excluding atheists, unmarried, socialists

 


A Re-reading of the Gospel in Light of Contemporary Culture


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Evangelization

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This insidious worldliness is evident in a number of attitudes. In some people we see an ostentatious preoccupation for the liturgy, for doctrine and for the Church’s prestige

 

Any Church community, if it thinks it can comfortably go its own way without helping the poor will risk breaking down

 


The Church can sometimes fall into a needless hallowing of our own culture, and thus show more fanaticism than true evangelizing zeal

 


When the Church becomes closed, she becomes an ailing Church, she falls ill! The Church must step outside herself. To the outskirts of existence, whatever they may be


The Church has never been better. This is a wonderful moment for the Church


Proselytism is downright nonsense; it doesn’t make any sense

 


Many grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God. I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the Church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America. The bicentennial of Latin America’s cry for independence commemorates a cry which arose from being conscious of a lack of freedom, of exploitation and despoliation of being subject to the passing whims of the powers that be.


Being a minority is actually a strength. We have to be a leavening infinitely smaller than the mass. Our goal is not to proselytize but to listen to needs


I dream of a “missionary option”, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation


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Suffering

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Why do children suffer? Only when our hearts can ask this question and weep, can we begin to understand. There are no answers. Do not be afraid to challenge God: ‘Why?’


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Religious Life

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The Distorted Tendency of Emphasizing Asceticism, Silence and Penance has Become Widespread even within the Society of Jesus

 


Amoris Laetitia… Does Francis have affinity with the Jovinian heresy?

 


Life is complicated; it consists of grace and sin. He who does not sin is not human


 

You will make mistakes, you will make blunders, this happens! Perhaps even a letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will arrive to you, telling you that you said such or such thing… But do not worry



A Church or a movement, a community that is closed becomes ill. It has all of the sicknesses of isolation

 


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