"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pope says torture is a mortal sin.

Pope Francis is urging Christians to work together to abolish every form of torture, condemning the practice as a grave sin. 
Francis told the public in St. Peter's Square Sunday he wanted to reiterate his "firm condemnation of every kind of torture." He sought united efforts to work for torture's end and to support victims and their families. 
Francis said it was a "mortal sin, a very grave sin, to torture people" and noted that Thursday marks the United Nation's day for torture victims. 
Torture was a powerful tool of the military regime ruling his native Argentina from 1976 till 1983. The local church hierarchy then openly sided with the junta. 
Francis has been credited with saving lives of political dissidents while a Jesuit priest in Argentina. - Source

Mark Shea will be happy. 

1 comment:

  1. Does that mean puppets, clown Mass and liturgical dancers are out now?



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