In the News: What Happened & What Now?

A round-up of recent religion news.
 
 
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Common Good Death Camps

Yesterday Glenn Beck struck out at Simon Greer, President and CEO of Jewish Funds for Justice for his recent statement of support for government as a tool for protecting and facilitating the common good in society. Beck quoted a statement by Greer then added: “This leads to death camps. A Jew, of all people, should know that. This is exactly the kind of talk that led to the death camps in Germany. Put humankind and the common good first.” Continue Reading →

The Vatican's Moral Authority

Tony Crosthwaite writes us with an interesting observation and some history:

One wonders if Rome’s ongoing invitation for Anglicans to join it is like being welcomed aboard a sinking ship. Everyone can see the Vatican reeling as the scandal of child abuse and cover-up play out on the world stage. That this has weakened the moral authority of the Roman Church there can be no doubt.

Therefore it is intriguing that currently there are moves to canonize Pope Pius XII, for this will ensure continued debate on the Vatican’s relations with Fascism and Nazism in the World War II era, and the facts of this period make the Vatican extremely vulnerable to further attacks on its moral authority. Those interested in the Vatican’s conduct in this period would find the following article informative: “The Vatican and Fascism: Remembering the 1929 Lateran Accords.” Continue Reading →

The Vatican’s Moral Authority

Tony Crosthwaite writes us with an interesting observation and some history:

One wonders if Rome’s ongoing invitation for Anglicans to join it is like being welcomed aboard a sinking ship. Everyone can see the Vatican reeling as the scandal of child abuse and cover-up play out on the world stage. That this has weakened the moral authority of the Roman Church there can be no doubt.

Therefore it is intriguing that currently there are moves to canonize Pope Pius XII, for this will ensure continued debate on the Vatican’s relations with Fascism and Nazism in the World War II era, and the facts of this period make the Vatican extremely vulnerable to further attacks on its moral authority. Those interested in the Vatican’s conduct in this period would find the following article informative: “The Vatican and Fascism: Remembering the 1929 Lateran Accords.” Continue Reading →