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  • The papal obsession with getting close and concrete

    The Pope’s “El Pais” interview was about many things yet mainly about one: the need for the Church to be close to people, and concrete. Francis is convinced that the greatest threat to the contemporary age is gnosticism, which shows itself in the Church as fundamentalism and legalism.

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  • Latest Jesus movie has promise, but it goes unfulfilled

    The Jesus of “Last Days in the Desert” is a wandering ascetic, not unlike the Essenes or some of John’s disciples, seeking God in solitude and self-denial, but its promise goes unfulfilled.

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  • Pope Francis says Catholics must be open to change

    Pope Francis says Catholics must be open to change

    Pope Francis offered a sweeping summary of his vision for the Catholic Church on Tuesday, telling a gathering of Italian Catholics in Florence that the Church must be open to change while rejecting a “controlling, hard, and prescriptive” style. “… It is not useful to search for solutions in conservatism

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