- Oct 23, 2020
Due to its impact on young Catholics in Africa, fundamentalism will be a topic that bishops from East Africa prioritize in their talks with other delegates during the synod’s intervention sessions.
In a new television show on CBS, main character Chip Curry, a film critic for a New York paper and soon-to-be father, sets out to improve his moral life by following every law in the Bible – all 613 of them – as literally as he possibly can.
Pastor Robert Jeffress says people have overreacted to his statement that God has given President Donald Trump the authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Baptist leader said the Bible has given government the authority to use whatever force necessary, including assassination or war, to topple an evil dictator. The remarks came just a month after an article in a Vatican-approved journal said an Evangelical fundamentalism that was “not adverse to conflicts” was exerting influence on U.S. politics.
Theologian and former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Miguel H. Diaz, contends that the central theological insights and socio-political implications for American society voiced by Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro and Reverend Marcelo Figueroa in a controversial article on U.S. politics in a Vatican-affiliated publication find a home within the hearts of Latinos/as and other “underrepresented” communities in the United States.
Pope Francis struck a sombre tone in his annual address to ambassadors, as if detecting in this moment the signs of the coming of war. While putting down red markers over Israel-Palestine and migration, the heart of his message was the need to make peace in a time of turbulence.