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"Dear Lord,
May we always be mindful of your teaching: Love God & love your neighbour."

Conversations : Can speech be free in the Catholic Church?

b2ap3_thumbnail_Free-Speech.jpgCan speech be free in the Catholic Church?

Some 60 years ago the German Catholic theologian Karl Rahner wrote a pamphlet on free speech in the Catholic Church. His explorations may seem now to be very tentative, but were daring at a time when the Pope took positions on disputed questions and demanded acquiescence.

Rahner's Catholic world was different from that of today. In discussions about the Synod on the Family, cardinals have differed publicly on how to approach irregular relationships.

Priests in England drafted a letter, invited other priests to sign it, and made it public. In turn, English Cardinal Vincent Nichols rebuked them for caucusing.

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Pope calls for abolition of death penalty and life imprisonment

Read how Pope Francis is urging Christians to campaign for an end to capital punishment.

 

http://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/1316/0/pope-calls-for-abolition-of-death-penalty

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Pope Francis's Radical Environmentalism

Pope Francis's Radical Environmentalism

(Extracts from an Article first published in The Atlantic in July)

In a talk at the Italian university of Molise in July, Francis characterized concerns about the 

environment as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”—a challenge that is theological, 

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