In a brand new e book revealed in Italy, the late pontiff warns of ‘the distortion of the sexes by gender ideology’ within the identify of tolerance.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has posthumously defended Christianity in opposition to claims of intolerance “within the identify of tolerance.”
In a brand new e book revealed in Italy, the late pontiff warns of a “radical manipulation of human beings” and “the distortion of the sexes by gender ideology” within the identify of tolerance.
Rejecting the argument of a German theologian about monotheism being linked to intolerance, Benedict counters that “the genuine counterweight to each type of intolerance” is, the truth is, Christ crucified.
The late pontiff’s contribution, dated December 2018, is revealed in a brand new assortment of texts by the theologian pope, touted by the Italian writer as a non secular “quasi-testament.”
The 190-page quantity is known as What’s Christianity? It comprises 16 contributions, 4 of which had been beforehand unpublished.
Based on CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language information companion, the entire texts had been written after Benedict’s resignation in 2013.
Other than his reflection on monotheism and fashionable intolerance in opposition to Christianity, the texts cowl a number of different theological matters, from intercommunion to the reform of the liturgy and the Church’s dialogue with Islam.
A number of of those points have triggered vehement responses from German bishops and theologians and put the Church in Germany at odds with the Vatican — and the late pontiff.
One such virulent matter is the query of intercommunion between Protestants and Catholics — which main German bishops have pushed for, regardless of Vatican objections.
The late pontiff displays on the sacrament of the Eucharist in his essay on intercommunion. He explains why actual ecumenism must account for the variations between Protestants and Catholics, relatively than papering over these.
Responses from German circles in opposition to such explanations and his personal particular person up to now had been one cause why — based on the writer — the pope emeritus selected to publish posthumously, and in Italian first.