This is the last time I’ll be posting about this subject. Yesterday I shared a few thoughts about the torture report released recently, and today I’ll simply point to a few resources that bolster the argument that resorting to torture is a complete waste of time. That it is morally wrong for Catholics to even consider torture as an option is important as well, though seemingly neglected in some corners.
Pope Francis Says “Don’t Treat The Church Like A Business.” This Means It Has To Be Run Better Than A Business
Whoa, Frank. Are you putting words in Pope Francis’s mouth?
No, dear reader. I’m just telling it like it is. You know how some folks can wax eloquent about truth, goodness, and beauty, and how the Church should make better art, etc? I have no skills in the fine arts, so I generally don’t write about such things. [Read more…]
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees. He said to the host who invited him,
The other day TIME Magazine picked up a Patheos post from a different channel in which the author asked us to imagine Christianity without Hell.
A Christianity without hell would be largely unevangelical, since there would be nothing to save anyone from.
A Christianity without hell would trust that God’s loving benevolence towards all people (emphasis on all) extends beyond this life and into the next.
Scrolling across my minds eye now is one of my favorite proverbs from a book that is full of wisdom, [Read more…]
“If one of my remarks about Africans was perceived as demeaning or insulting, then I am honestly sorry.”
Seriously? The European Imperialist “white man’s burden” talk was bad enough. There isn’t a church for Europe, one church for Asia, and others for America and Africa. There is only one Church, one Truth, One Lord. But what about the claiming that he never said anything about Africans in the first place? [Read more…]