World The Catholic Church has declared the death penalty “inadmissible” in all cases, in a major reform of the faith’s catechism. The new ruling said the death penalty is “an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,” and called for new methods to protect the common good and replace outdated capital punishment, The New York Times reported. The new text was approved in May and published Thursday. It says the church will work for the abolition of the death penalty across the globe. The catechism is a short and approachable guide to the beliefs of the Catholic faith, covering every important topic. It was first published by Pope John Paul II in 1992. Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy, on July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The … [Read more...] about Pope Says Death Penalty ‘Inadmissible’ in All Cases in Major Catechism Reform
Photo provided The hysterically-funny Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold makes a Retelling the story of the nativity as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become Article Tags:aronoff center · Christmas · Jarson-Kaplan Theater · Sister's Christmas Catechism · theatreArticle Categories: Arts and Culture … [Read more...] about Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a book written to explain the teachings of the church. While the Bible is common to all of Christianity, the Catechism is unique to the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II referred to it as “a sure norm for teaching the Faith” as well as “a special gift.” The Catechism was originally published in 1992, thirty years after the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, also known as Vatican II. It is organized by paragraph (of which there are 2,854 in total), with an index and a table of contents for easy reference. Two of our most recent popes were instrumental in creating the Catechism. Pope John Paul II oversaw its creation and tapped Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would later become Pope Benedict XVI, to head the commission of Cardinals and Bishops tasked with drafting the Catechism. “It clearly shows that the problem of what we must do as human beings…is the essential problem of our day, and basically of all … [Read more...] about What exactly is the Catechism?
Polling editor Carl Cannon said in an interview that aired Thursday on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking" that the issue of combatting global warming has become a fixture within the Democratic Party. "Global warming has become a catechism in the Democratic Party," Cannon, Washington bureau chief for RealClearPolitics, told host Jamal Simmons on Wednesday. "There's no escaping it." The Senate on Tuesday blocked legislation to advance the Green New Deal resolution, which looked to take on climate change with a series of ambitious goals. However, Democrats are expected to keep supporting measures that work to combat climate change. “You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell that to the kids in the south Bronx which are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country. Tell that to the families in Flint," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats … [Read more...] about Polling editor says global warming has become ‘catechism’ for Dems
Part pageant and comedy, this show unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, eggs, bonnets, baskets and of course those yummy Peeps. Celebrate the Easter season with Sister as she answers time worn questions like “Why isn’t Easter the same day every year?” and “Will my bunny go to heaven?” Part pageant and wHOLY hysterical, this latestLate Nite Catechism show unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets, and of course those yummy Easter Peeps. Classroom participation is a must, so bring your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat! http://popejoypresents.com/sisterseastercatechism … [Read more...] about Sister’s Easter Catechism
prev next prev next (ANSAmed) - VATICAN CITY, AUGUST 2 - The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis has written to bishops about a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding the death penalty. It said that while the death penalty was long considered an appropriate response to certain crimes, there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commission of very serious crimes. As a result, it said that Church now teaches that "the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person", adding the Church works for its abolition worldwide. (ANSAmed). … [Read more...] about Pope: Catechism revised, death penalty ‘inadmissible’