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France Culture : quand le service public diffuse une messe catholique intégriste sur les LGBT et contre Simone Veil
"développé un discours intégriste, hostile au mariage pour tous mais également à l'avortement et ce, de façon très virulente."
catholic  france  marriage  life_issues  secular  integralism 
july 2018 by benjekman
Bergoglio's Reform Was Written Before. By Martin Luther - Settimo Cielo - Blog - L’Espresso
It would be reductive, however, if we were to limit ourselves to what has been said so far. Because there also exists - or better, existed - a widespread “Catholic mindset,” made up of the following:

- a cultural attitude based on a realism with regard to human nature that is sometimes disenchanted and willing to “understand all” as a precondition for “forgiving all”;
- a non-ascetic spirituality that is understanding toward certain material aspects of life, and not inclined to disdain them;
- engagement in everyday charity toward the humble and needy, without the need to idealize them or almost make new idols of them;
- a willingness also to represent itself in its own magnificence, and therefore not deaf to the evidence of beauty and of the arts, as testimony to a supreme Beauty toward which the Christian must tend;
- a subtle examination of the most inward movements of the heart, of the interior struggle between good and evil, of the dialectic between “temptations” and the response of conscience.
catholic  papacy  modernity  secular  68_generation  franciscus_papa 
july 2018 by benjekman
How Our World Stopped Being Christian: Anatomy of a Collapse / OrthoChristian.Com
Review by Jean-Claude Larchet of Guillaume Cuchet’s book Comment notre monde a cessé d’être chrétien. Anatomie d’un effondrement [How our world stopped being Christian: anatomy of a collapse] (Paris: Seuil, 2018), 276 pp.
catholic  france  vaticanii  sociology  secular  books  orthodox 
june 2018 by benjekman
Comment notre monde a cessé d'être chrétien, Guillaume Cuchet, Sciences humaines - Seuil | Editions Seuil
Le recul du catholicisme en France depuis les années 1960 est un des faits les plus marquants et pourtant les moins expliqués de notre histoire contemporaine.
catholic  france  vaticanii  sociology  secular  books 
june 2018 by benjekman
How Angela Merkel and Pope Francis are reshaping the world |
As to fears about Islam destroying the Christian culture of Europe, Merkel said that Christian culture had already been eroding from the inside, as one could tell by asking ordinary Germans the simplest questions about Christian theology. “If you are worried about the preservation of Christian culture,” she said, “go to church more often and read the Bible.”

Excellent advice. But what Merkel overlooked is that one of the reasons why Christian practice has eroded in post-war Europe is arguably the very pluralist, religiously neutral ideal of democracy that Christian Democrats such as her have long promoted.
catholic  germany  political_theology  catholic_social_teaching  secular  liberalism 
september 2017 by benjekman
Allt mer tyst om Gud i bröllopsfabriken | SvD
Och det är sant: Sverige är uppbyggt på kristna värderingar. De allra flesta kan skriva under på åtminstone åtta av de tio budorden (älska Herren över allt annat och inte missbruka hans namn har många svårt med). Alla människors lika värde, människolivets okränkbarhet, den gyllene regeln: kristet alltsammans.
svenska_kyrkan  secular  kulturdebatt_svensk 
september 2017 by benjekman
Watch Bernie Sanders Attack a Christian Nominee and Impose an Unconstitutional Test for Public Office | National Review
Sanders: Let me get to this issue that has bothered me and bothered many other people. And that is in the piece that I referred to that you wrote for the publication called Resurgent. You wrote, “Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned.” Do you believe that that statement is Islamophobic?

Vought: Absolutely not, Senator. I’m a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith. That post, as I stated in the questionnaire to this committee, was to defend my alma mater, Wheaton College, a Christian school that has a statement of faith that includes the centrality of Jesus Christ for salvation, and . . . 
wheaton  politics_USA  secular 
june 2017 by benjekman
When Father Joseph Ratzinger Predicted the Future of the Church - Church - – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth –
“Let us go a step farther. From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge — a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number of her adherents diminishes, so it will lose many of her social privileges. In contrast to an earlier age, it will be seen much more as a voluntary society, entered only by free decision. As a small society, it will make much bigger demands on the initiative of her individual members. Undoubtedly it will discover new forms of ministry and will ordain to the priesthood approved Christians who pursue some profession. In many smaller congregations or in self-contained social groups, pastoral care will normally be provided in this fashion. Along-side this, the full-time ministry of the priesthood will be indispensable as formerly. But in all of the changes at which one might guess, the Church will find her essence afresh and with full conviction in that which was always at her center: faith in the triune God, in Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, in the presence of the Spirit until the end of the world. In faith and prayer she will again recognize the sacraments as the worship of God and not as a subject for liturgical scholarship.
benedictxvi  secular 
november 2016 by benjekman
Vi har inget att förlora utom våra bojor - DN.SE
Inför påvens Sverigebesök på måndag finns det anledning att påminna om religionens förkrossande makt över offentligheten. Tiina Rosenberg finner tanken på att vara nästan accepterad av kyrkan helt outhärdlig.
catholic  secular  feminism  theory  kulturdebatt_svensk 
october 2016 by benjekman
Responding to Secularization | Brill
Responding to Secularization

The Deaconess Movement in Nineteenth-Century Sweden
books  svenskkristenhet  sweden  secular 
march 2014 by benjekman

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