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  • Vatican article on ‘ecumenism of hate’ in U.S. was long overdue

    Vatican article on ‘ecumenism of hate’ in U.S. was long overdue

    Recently two intrepid souls, both of whom reportedly hold Pope Francis’s confidence, sought to advance a long-overdue conversation on the division of the Church in America along political lines.  They’re Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, editor–in–chief of the Jesuit publication “La Civilità Cattolica”, and Presbyterian Rev. Marcelo Figueroa, editor–in–chief of the Argentinean edition of “L’Osservatore Romano”, and whatever the gaps in details may be, the heart of their argument is long overdue.

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  • Manichean-style hatred must be resisted on both left and right

    Manichean-style hatred must be resisted on both left and right

    A recent ‘La Civiltà Cattolica’ article denounced an ‘ecumenism of hate’ in the U.S. between fundamentalist Evangelicals and ‘Catholic Integralists,’ but Charles Camosy says that ironically, the article trafficked in the very dualistic thinking it denounced, and that ‘Manichean poison’ of either left or right damages the Body of Christ.

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  • Not being afraid of controversy is part of Civilta Cattolica’s mission

    Not being afraid of controversy is part of Civilta Cattolica’s mission

    La Civilta Cattolica at times has courted controversy, because it tries to engage culture, which by itself can lead to unpopular opinions. According to the journal’s website, part of its mission is to “read and interpret” current events and trends in culture, history, science, art and politics “in the light of the Christian faith offered by the magisterium of the church.”

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