Mike and Dominic are back to discuss Pope Francis's comments released today on the problem of a reactionary US Church, the upcoming "Part 2" to Francis's encyclical Laudato Si', and a recent pastoral letter by Bishop Strickland and a surprising endorsement by Scott Hahn.
Notes and Links:
1) Pope Francis's dialogue with Portuguese Jesuits
‘The Water Has Been Agitated’ - LA CIVILTÀ CATTOLICA
Pope Francis on the “backward-looking” US Church - Where Peter Is
Letter of the Holy Father to the Priests of the Diocese of Rome (5 August 2023) | Francis
Pope blasts American critics' 'reactionary attitude' as 'useless' fight against progress
2) Pope Francis writing a second part of Laudato si'
Vatican News article
3) Pastoral Letter from Bishop Strickland, August 2023 - The Catholic Diocese of Tyler
Bishop Strickland's Pastoral Letter on the Synod (Reason and Theology - Michael Lofton's analysis)
Firebrand Texas Bishop Strickland says Rome synod will reveal 'true schismatics' | National Catholic Reporter
What Scott Hahn's public support for Bishop Strickland signifies - Where Peter Is
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