Pope Francis

Fratelli Tutti: A Socialist-Utopian, Ecumenical-Interreligious Encyclical

The new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (hereafter FT), is an atypical papal document. First, because, contrary to tradition, it is not addressed to the Catholic bishops, clergy, or faithful.1 Instead, it is written for “all people of goodwill, regardless of their religious convictions.”2 Second, because it is not inspired by Sacred Scripture, Fathers or Doctors of the …

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Pope Francis’s Idolatrous Nativity Scene Is the Opposite of Saint Francis’s

Christmas festivities would not be complete without the Nativity scene, which reminds us of the great grace received by humanity: the birth of Christ, true God and true Man. It was Saint Francis of Assisi who put together the first Manger scene for Christmas, 1223, in the village of Greccio, in the Lazio region of …

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I’m Catholic. Can I Disagree With Pope Francis on Property?

Pope Francis’s encyclical Fratelli Tutti presents a dilemma for all who defend the right of private property. On the one hand, the teaching document Pope Francis signed on 3rd October questions this right. On the other, past popes, theologians, and canonists have always taught that private ownership, as it is largely practiced, is just and necessary …

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Faithful Resistance to Pope Francis’s Call for Civil Union Laws

  Catholics have long extended the benefit of the doubt to Pope Francis when he frequently veers off the path of orthodoxy. With his latest statement regarding same-sex civil unions, there are no benefits in entertaining doubts. Many Catholics sense something is terribly wrong. “What we have to create is a civil union law,” says …

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Resisting the Grave Errors in Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia

On 2 February 2020, Pope Francis finally made public the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia. It was eagerly awaited: With joy by those seeking a new and desacralized Church, and with concern by those who love the Church. The Errors in the Synod’s Prior Documents Were Not Condemned Querida Amazonia neither corrected nor condemned the grave …

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Pope Francis’ Symbolic Gesture Commemorating Heretic Luther

Symbolic acts and gestures often have a greater persuasive power than words and reasoning, though one completes the other. This is why the Divine Saviour constantly used both symbolic gestures and employed metaphors and parables. This is also why the Church has always surrounded herself with symbols to make visible the beauty of her doctrine, …

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True Scientists Advise Pope Francis on Climate Policy

The Heartland Institute sent a team of climate scientists to Rome in April 2015 to inform Pope Francis of the truth about climate science: There is no global warming crisis. A slate of independent scientists and policy experts offered a “prebuttal” to the Vatican’s 28 April 2015 “Climate Summit.” Climate scientists and policy experts laid …

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