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  • Church can’t constantly put up ‘Do not enter’ signs, Francis tells Colombians

    Church can’t constantly put up ‘Do not enter’ signs, Francis tells Colombians

    • Sep 9, 2017

    During a Mass in Medellin, Colombia, on Saturday, the second city of the overwhelmingly Catholic country and one long notorious as the center of Colombia’s thriving drug trade, Pope Francis returned to a trademark theme: The Christian life, he insisted, isn’t about rigidly following rules and precepts, but about reaching out to people, especially the sick and sinners, and walking with them.

  • On ‘Amoris’ and speeders who shouldn’t be treated the same

    On ‘Amoris’ and speeders who shouldn’t be treated the same

    • Mar 16, 2017

    Perhaps there’s a danger of of subjectivism and laxity in thinking about ‘Amoris Laetita,’ but there’s also a risk of legalism and rigorism. The flip-side of the zeitgeist is a crude technocratic paradigm, in which black is black and white is white and to speak of grey areas is to deny the binary law of logic.

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