This struck a chord…

“Emphasis on climate change, income distribution and ‘social justice’ are political issues. Pope Francis needs to concentrate on changing hearts not climate, distribution of graces not income, promotion of Church doctrine not it’s [sic] diminishment. Let us pray for Pope Francis as he asks.”

Michael Dowd via One Peter Five

Apropos, as Abp. Sheen preached in the 1960s (date?), the final diabolical temptation (or “shortcut” past the Cross), “which will be the temptation of the Church in the next one hundred years, and [of which] we have the dim beginnings … now” is that “theology is politics.”


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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4 Responses to This struck a chord…

  1. Eye-opening, Brother. This may be your best post ever.

  2. Note well that it may be because I myself contributed so few words to it. 😉

  3. Flambeaux says:

    I think that’s from a series of conferences he gave sometime between 1973 and his death. In one of the other talks, if it’s the series I think it is, he references legalized abortion in the United States as an accomplished fact.

  4. Alan says:

    Somehow, the Venerable Abp Fulton Sheen always raises my spirits, even when talking about something as displeasing as the devil 🙂

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