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Station XV: Episode 92 — Francis, Feminism and Francisco

The 15th Station podcast

Pope Francis is front and centre again in this month’s episode of The 15th Station. He’s a feminist. Or is he? He has an “Effect” named after him, which is pretty impressive. In other news, the NZ bishops are concerned about attempts to change euthanasia and assisted dying conventions, lay Catholics are trying to oust an American Archbishop and an Auckland Catholic man is none too pleased with a large statue of a Hindu deity at a house across the street. Join James, Don and Gavin for another bumper episode of The 15th Station.

  • Great discussion this month, gents! I saw a great article yesterday – still trying to find out where – which helped clarify the different senses of the English verb “to judge.”

    For instance, we are called to MAKE MORAL DISTINCTIONS. If your child steals something, it is your duty to call them out, to clearly articulate why some things are right and others wrong. You’re not being a good follower of Christ if you neglect that.

    But at the same time, we are called not to CONDEMN. We are all sinners, and it is God’s role to make the final judgment, not ours.

    I found this to be a powerful distinction. Unfortunately English tends to combine both of these senses into the word “judge.”

    From a warmer northern hemisphere,
    Carl

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