Thursday, August 03, 2017

A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics

Of course Pope Francis is blaming sola scriptura, which the hardest-lining Catholics blame Judeo-Christianity for, for the zealotry among members of his own Church he's pointing out. But maybe both sides, the Protestants and Catholics who merged as the Christian Right, are equally to blame for emulating past popes like Ratzinger who are every bit the unforgiving hard liners as the Christian Right are on abortion. Via NYT: "“American Catholicism, he argued, echoing the article’s thesis, “has become different than mainstream European Catholicism and mainstream Latin American Catholicism,” and has fallen “into the hands of the religious right.”" Read: A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics by Jason Horowitz, August 2, 2017 The New York Times