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  • Mythologizing the devil won’t end well, Archbishop Chaput warns

    Mythologizing the devil won’t end well, Archbishop Chaput warns

    “We’re in a struggle for souls. Our adversary is the devil,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has warned, adding that Satan appreciates the irony that humanity cannot appreciate Jesus’ mission without him and that he “exploits this to his full advantage.”

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  • ‘Amoris Laetitia’ doesn’t undermine Church teaching on sin

    ‘Amoris Laetitia’ doesn’t undermine Church teaching on sin

    ‘Amoris Laetitia’ has caused a shift in moral theology — but no innovation: As many have pointed out, it’s wholly consonant even with recent papal teaching, and is rooted in an ancient pastoral tradition. To walk with people living in objective states of sin but with diminished subjective culpability, helping them to do God’s will in their concrete state with the help of the sacraments, doesn’t undermine teaching on sin, but puts into practice the merciful pedagogy of God.

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  • Pope Francis: ‘I do not see Cardinal Burke as an enemy’

    Pope Francis: ‘I do not see Cardinal Burke as an enemy’

    In a new interview with a German newspaper, Pope Francis denies seeing conservative American Cardinal Raymond Burke as an “enemy,” but does take a gentle swipe at “fundamentalist Catholics,” saying their self-assurance reminds him of St. Peter just before he denied knowing Jesus.

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