On All Souls’ Day, Francis reminds his sheeple that nothing can separate us from Christ’s Love — Yeah well, not quite: It is true that St. Paul asks rhetorically, “Shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution? or the sword?” (Rom 8:35). But notice what St. Paul does not say, namely, “Shall adultery? Shall fornication? Shall calumny? Shall blasphemy? Shall murder? Shall drunkenness? Shall theft?” — Because those things do indeed separate us from the love of Christ, as they destroy sanctifying grace: “Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God” (1 Cor 6:9-10)
@TraditionTo Vatican II also teaches that Christ’s Church exists also in heretical sects, and that baptized non-Catholics are part of the Body of Christ in virtue of their baptism and belief in Christ. The necessity of the Church for salvation is not a mere necessity of precept, by the way.
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After releasing a report documenting 81 cases of the sexual abuse of minors in Spain, the Jesuit leadership in the country expressed “shame, pain, and regret.” https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2021/01/jesuits-in-spain-express-shame-pain-and-regret-over-abuse/?utm_content=bufferb4df3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR0kAuExE5x82aOsBsiNrCAQjCh60E22IUY4xHdDviLIa0kcFWfV5NBoXck
@mfjlewis One way to preserve human life is to serve as a deterrent. There is also the retributive aspect: “the civil authority … is the legitimate avenger of crime.” Also, a punishment must be in proportion to the crime committed. Hence capital crime receives capital punishment.