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Pope urges faithful to love the Church

November 19, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: “I urge you to love the Church of the Lord,” Pope Francis said on November 18, the memorial of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. “This feast highlights the meaning of the church, a sacred building where the faithful reunite. May it enkindle in us the awareness that each of us is called to be a living temple of God.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 19, 2020 8:08 AM ET USA

    Why do Pope Francis' words about God's unconditional pardon (cf. AL 297 and the news story cited here) fall short of the religion handed down through the Church from the Apostles? Because he rarely qualifies his musings and examples. Why is it so difficult for him to add the words "for those who repent of their sins" to notions such as "Who am I to judge?", "God always pardons", "no one can be condemned forever", etc.? A simple nod to Christ's reality could remove a multitude of ambiguities.