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Saturday, August 23, 2014


- Fr. Tom Reese SJ has a post at NCR - Why Pope Francis supports limited action against Islamic State. He tries to explain why the pope is being Catholic in not being a pacifist ... the whole Augustin/Aquinas Just War thing. I know only a shred of Catholicism is pacifistic (Pax Christi), but the Catholic Just War idea doesn't seem very "Christian" to me.

- Cardinal George Pell Sparks Outrage In Sex Abuse Survivors With 'Trucking Company' Analogy. Surely we saw this coming ... Pell has been a scary guy forever - see my past posts ... Pell, sex abuse, church money ... Cardinal Pell and the Ellis sex abuse case ... Cardinal Pell

- Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 1 and Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 2

- I can't help thinking the upcoming Vatican synod on the family will be pointless, given the Vatican's refusal to re-examine its teachings despite the huge chasm between those teachings and the way everyone, including Catholics, live their lives.


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