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Topics: Pope Francis

PRI Review – September 26, 2018



China “Mobilizing Masses” to Reproduce Democracy and the Constitution Vatican Betrayal China “Mobilizing Masses” to Reproduce Young Party members ordered to “lead by example” to achieve a “two-child family regime” When the Chinese Communist Party implemented a “comprehensive two-child policy” in early 2016, outside observers assumed that it would be voluntary.  And why should they not? To all appearances, this was a dramatic relaxation—a doubling, no less–of the restrictive one-child policy. But appearances can be …

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Incoming Philippine President Proposes Three-Child Policy



Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte caused a media firestorm recently after proposing a three-child policy to stem “overpopulation” in the Southeast Asian nation. “I only want three children for every family,” Duterte said, “I’m a Christian, but I’m a realist so we have to do something with our overpopulation. I will defy the opinion or the belief of the Church.” Only a few days before, Duterte had mocked the Catholic Church of being the “most hypocritical institution” …

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The Real Pope Francis has Stood Up



It’s time to take off the “Who am I to judge?” t-shirts. For some time these have been flaunted by homosexual activists who thought that the Pope was giving them a pass. But it turns out that Pope Francis was not about to change Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual morality. The real Pope Francis first showed up at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, where he defended traditional marriage and childbearing in no …

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Out of Africa Comes a Cry for Help Against the Culture of Death



Arriving in the Philippines last January, Pope Francis warned his millions of listeners to resist “ideological colonization.” This destructive assault on families, the Pope continued, included efforts to “redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a lack of openness to life.” Africans, above all, know what he is talking about. After all, their continent has been the playground of Western imperialists for the past two centuries. Their …

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The Earth is Not “Sick” and Mankind is Thriving as Never Before



As the father of nine children, I am necessarily no fan of “out-of-control consumerism.” On the home front, our “consumerism,” such that it is, is rationed to meet our needs, not our wants. Nor could we be accused of being members of a “throwaway culture”, since we throw very little away. In fact, our unofficial family motto is “Use it up, wear it out; make do or do without.” Our children have to “make do” …

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Four Key Points on Human Ecology and Climate We Hope to See Pope Francis Make



The secular media, which is no friend of the Catholic Church, seems to specialize in misrepresenting the views of its prelates. Pope Francis has been particularly ill served in this regard and, at the same time, seems to shrug it off. So it is hard to know what to make of The Guardian’s story that the Holy Father is preparing to address global warming and lobby for decisive international action to combat climate change. Is it just the …

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The Synod on the Family Meets in Rome



As the Extraordinary Synod on the Family begins its deliberations in Rome, the media propaganda has subsided as the issues truly important to the faithful have come to the fore. While the Church’s teachings on the Sacrament of marriage are timeless, the challenges to these teachings vary from age to age. The virulent campaign against marriage in our own day can be traced to what Professor Charles Rice long ago called the “contraceptive mentality” – …

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What About the Other Korea, the One the Pope Didn’t Visit?



Satellite pictures of the Korean peninsula at night tell the story. The southern half, where the Pope just finished a five-day visit, is bathed in light. The major cities of South Korea, Seoul and Pusan, gleam like bright jewels, surrounded by a glowing lacework of smaller cities and towns. The northern half of the peninsula, on the other hand, is a black hole. Only the dim light of Pyongyang, the capital of the communist north, …

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