Overall, Pope Francis places extreme concern on four areas, which are the idolatry of money, the option of the poor, inequality, and the common good/peace. Before reading Pope Francis’s book, I had a general familiarity with inequality and the option for the poor, but I was not completely aware of the idolatry of money in today’s society or peace in a Christian perspective. In Chapter 2, he starts talking about how we have found new idols in today’s society and how our relationship with money has taken control over not only our society, but also ourselves (Pope Francis, 55). Also, Pope Francis discusses how we as Christians need to realize that we are not exempt from concern for the poor and for social justice because it is required of everyone (Pope Francis, 201). In addition, he also talks about the vulnerability of certain groups and the progress of building people in peace, justice, and fraternity, which I will discuss in subsequent paragraphs. Prior to reading this book, I was aware of Pope Francis and some of his beliefs to an extent. I am Catholic, so I remember when he was first inaugurated as Pope and I remember hearing my family discuss some of his beliefs, but I was only somewhat aware of his style as a Christian leader. As a Christian leader, Pope Francis places emphasis on four areas of concern, which include: the new idolatry of money, option for the poor, inequality, and common good/peace.
Through the close study of two of the aspects shown in the diagram, their contributions allow Christianity to be considered a living religious tradition. The significant contributions of Pope John XXIII, during both his papal and Pre-papal life have had everlasting effects on not only Catholicism, but Christianity as a whole and lead to the sense of Christianity being a living religious tradition. His works include two Papal encyclicals, Mater et Magistra and Pacem in Terris, along with his work being Apostolic Delegate of Greece and Turkey. Moreover, The significant practice of Baptism has further contributed to Christian being considered a living religious tradition as it accounts for the premise of most Christian beliefs to be initiated, especially in terms of salvation and affirming the beliefs in the trinity and following the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Of all the debates that concern the Christian faith, the most important lies in the understanding of the very one whom the faith professes to follow: Jesus Christ. Who was Jesus Christ, and what did He do here on this earth? In noting the importance of these issues the apostle Paul goes so far as to make the startling claim that the Christian faith is useless if predicated on a false assumption of Christ’s saving work (1 Cor. 15:14). Indeed, there are no truths more central to our faith than the personhood and work of Jesus Christ, and yet serious disagreements exist regarding the nature of these tenets. Jesus lived here on earth as fully divine and yet fully human in one and the same person, and His death on the cross served as a perfect sacrifice and substitute for the necessary punishment of death that all sinners deserve.
The author’s main argument is the failure of moral theology to focus on the everyday ethical issues confronting Christians, while his main aim is the usefulness of social anthropology to moral theology. The author wants a strong (er) relationship or connection between moral theology, i.e. ethics, and anthropology.
Catholicism's Theology as explained above is of an inclusive nature. Therefore, as explained in the Gospel of Christ humanity is called to him and hi...
Over the years, the Catholic Church has faced many complications. When Pope Benedict XVI decided to step down from the Papacy February 2013, these issues were left to the next leader, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The Conclave chose Jorge Bergoglio as the new pope last March 2013, and with this selection came many firsts and changes for the Church. From the very start, with his modest choice of the name Francis, the new Pope showed his high concern for the poor and his difference in character from previous popes. Now, over a year later, Pope Francis is renewing the Catholic Church through his changes in the traditional Papal lifestyle, his open-minded approach, and his missions to improve society around the world.
Many People, including Bible Scholars, are fascinated with The End Time Prophecy. Since Pope Benedict XVI resignation in 2013, questions pertaining to The Final Pope develop around St. Malachy, an Irish Saint, who experienced a vision; describing the reign of the final remaining Catholic Popes following Pope Celestine II down to the very last one, Peter the Roman. However, Malachy’s prophecies dated after 1590 are very diffident to match considering they were hidden in the Vatican Archives for more than four centuries, many believe they were tampered with. Jorge Mario Bergoglio could be The Final Pope for three main reasons: St Malachy’s Prophecies are fulfilling, The Shocking resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, and changes in the Catholic Church that could lead people to believe that The Great Tribulation and Destruction of Rome is near.
Lamoureux, Patricia, and Paul J. Wadell. "The Call of Discipleship, The Treasure We Seek-The Reign of God and the Moral Life, Starting Over Again and Again: Sin and Conversion in the Christian Life." In The Christian moral life: faithful discipleship for a global society. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2010. 1-23, 52-60, 75-94.
Roles of the Catholic Church in Western civilization has been scrambled with the times past and development of Western society. Regardless of the fact that the West is no longer entirely Catholic, the Catholic tradition is still strong in Western countries. The church has been a very important foundation of public facilities like schooling, Western art, culture and philosophy; and influential player in religion. In many ways it has wanted to have an impact on Western approaches to pros and cons in numerous areas. It has over many periods of time, spread the teachings of Jesus within the Western World and remains a foundation of continuousness connecting recent Western culture to old Western culture.-
This passage reflects what Christianity care teachings “taught by Jesus” are to good by everyone, which can be observed i...