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Conservatism is suicidal, Pope tells ‘60 Minutes’

May 17, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: In his latest criticism of conservative Catholics in the US, Pope Francis told a “60 Minutes” interviewer that conservatism is a “suicidal attitude.”

In an interview that will be broadcast on the CBS show on May 19, the Pope responded to a question about his critics by saying that a conservative “clings to something and does not want to see beyond that.” He added that “one thing is to take tradition into account, to consider situations from the past, but quite another is to be closed up inside a dogmatic box.”

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  • Posted by: feedback - May. 19, 2024 8:21 AM ET USA

    Is it then, according to Francis, "too conservative" (i.e. "suicidal") to pray in the Roman Canon for "all those who, holding to the truth, hand on the Catholic and Apostolic faith"?

  • Posted by: howwhite5517 - May. 17, 2024 7:37 PM ET USA

    The Catholic Church can be considered a "dogmatic box". The catechism is an expression of the box. Conservatives cling to the truth,not subject to change. This is not clinging.