Pope's representative: United States bishops shouldn't preach ideology

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  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Nov. 13, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    Pope Francis sees the big picture with refreshing clarity. The teachings of Jesus transcend the world and its many diverse and conflicting ideologies.

    Come unto me, as Jesus summoned, has no political strings attached. Bishops and priests have as much right to speak their mind on issues as anyone does. But attempts to make their personal views something akin to a tenet of faith is not their calling. It works against the mission of the Church putting unnecessary obstacles in the paths of the weary and heavy laden to whom Jesus promises to bring rest.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Nov. 12, 2013 7:48 p.m.

    @say no
    which principals would that be? the Christian bedrock principals of love and leaving judgment to God or the bedrock principals of conservatives accumulate wealth at any cost to others and oppression of the other regardless of the consequences?

  • Ranch Here, UT
    Nov. 12, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    If you listen to the rhetoric of the Catholic Bishops you won't find the Catholic church to be welcoming; nor the LDS church for that matter.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 12, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    They sound like the GOP these days. Skip the bedrock principles and invite everyone into the tent.
    As though institutions weren't bad enough already, they now blatantly say anything to be popular.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 5:37 p.m.

    @Tyler D

    I think Dolan hears what he wants to hear. He seems to have selective haring on top of selective morality always a fun combination. thank goodness his term is up next week.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Nov. 11, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    As part of trying to provide some perspective on what real religious persecution looks like, I wonder if the Pope’s message included telling them that if they or their parishioners engage in civic enterprise they need to obey all civic laws?

    As Antonin Scalia so eloquently said, free exercise of religion does not mean religious people can be laws unto themselves.

    Based on Cardinal Nolan’s take away the answer seems to be sadly, no.