Know your history. 5 eras of Roman Catholicism

  In his book “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe” author David Kertzer concludes that “although It was believed the Roman Catholic Church vigorously opposed the Fascists,  the opposite was true. The Vatican abetted the Fascist regime, kept it in power and supported harsh measures against the Jews.”     This should come as no surprise to anyone who has looked at the history of Christianity and particularly at the history of the Roman Catholic Church over two millennia. I would like to suggest that before one looks at such church...
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See the Person :A reflection on the article in America Magazine about Understanding Pope Francis’ statements on homosexuality

  The article “See the Person” by John P. Langan SJ is published in America Magazine http://americamagazine.org/issue/see-person and a link to the article can also be found at  https://www.facebook.com/NewCatholicTimes?ref=hl The following reflection about events that occurred more than thirty years ago was triggered by reading the America article. In the summer of 1983 I was Principal (now termed Course Director) of the OECTA/OCSTA Additional Qualification Religious Education course for Catholic teachers sponsored by the Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB and held at St. Jean de Brebeuf CSS. On...
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