Pope Francis on Principles & Values



Politicians attacking gays, Jews, gypsies are like Nazis

Pope Francis said politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler. "It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism," Francis said in an address to participants of an international conference on criminal law.

"And I must confess to you that when I hear a speech (by) someone responsible for order or for a government, I think of speeches by Hitler in 1934, 1936," he said, departing from his prepared address.

Source: Reuters on Pope Francis and gay rights , Nov 15, 2019

Religious role in societal shifts, not just culture wars

In an interview with Jesuit magazines, Pope Francis said "that issues linked to the politics of culture wars have been allowed to displace other concerns. 'We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible.'"

[A newly-released] report opens with the observation that, dating to the role of faith-inspired activists in opposing slavery and opening Settlement Houses in poor slums, religious social activists have shaped what has come to be known as the progressive movement. For example, the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s. But since the 1970s, the role of religious motivations in public policy has come to be defined more by the Moral Majority, focused on traditional definitions of family, pushing back against societal shifts. As the report observes: "Popular narratives about religion's role in public life continue to focus on the influence of religious conservatives in campaign and policy debates."

Source: Catholic News Service, "Nuns on the Bus tours" , Apr 26, 2014

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