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Pope Francis’ attempts at restoring Church’s credibility praised by many, but not all Catholics on board | National Post

Pope Francis’ attempts at restoring Church’s credibility praised by many, but not all Catholics on board | National Post

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  1. I think this current Pope is trying to improve the image of the Catholic Church. It could be said that he is responding to a need at this time in history, which goes to prove that most or all pronouncements were driven by the culture or the empathy or feelings of the era.

    The Nicene Creed for example, the response to various heresies etc. This only proves that many decrees (dogmas) were an emotional response at the time. I am referring specifically to such decrees as "salvation can not be found outside the Catholic Church," and another key one "the fullness of truth exists in the Catholic Church".

    If that is the case with Francis, then if emotion dictates, these old decrees need to be rescinded.

    Cliff

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