Another pre-publication review of Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine. Please click on this link to read the review by Huffington Post Passionista Hadel Ma'ayeh.
Review of Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine: Click on this link to read the early review written by British Catholic theologian Christopher Villiers.
Pope Francis on migrants and refugees. The current Vicar of Christ, Pope Francis, in an hermeneutic of continuity with his predecessors, while maintaining an eye on migration as the sign of our times, has been no less forthright about the need for Christians and Catholics to open their hearts to the brethren – baptized or non-baptized – who are migrants or refugees. Specifically, he (2013b) said,
“It is essential to draw near to new forms of poverty and vulnerability, in which we are called to recognize the suffering Christ, even if this appears to bring us no tangible and immediate benefits . . . the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned, and many others. Migrants present a particular challenge . . . I exhort all countries to a generous openness which, rather than fearing the loss of local identity, will prove…
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Pope Benedict XVI on voluntary and forced migration. Speaking at length about the difficult situations faced by migrants and refugees, Pope Benedict XVI (2007) elaborated that
“Shortly after the birth of Jesus, Joseph was forced to leave for Egypt by night, taking the child and his mother with him, in order to flee the persecution of king Herod (cf. Mt 2:13-15). Making a comment on this page of the Gospel, my venerable Predecessor, the Servant of God Pope Pius XII, wrote in 1952: ‘The family of Nazareth in exile, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, emigrants and taking refuge in Egypt to escape the fury of an evil king, are the model, the example and the support of all emigrants and pilgrims of every age and every country, of all refugees of any condition who, compelled by persecution and need, are forced to abandon their homeland, their beloved relatives, their neighbors, their…
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Migrants and Refugees in the Social Doctrine of the Church
An irregular legal status cannot allow the migrant to lose his dignity, since he is endowed with inalienable rights, which can neither be violated nor ignored. Saint John Paul II.
As part of the aforementioned set of fundamental human rights willed by the divine fiat, the Church has long recognized as part of her social doctrine that the human person has the right to migrate, to sustain his or her own life and that of the family (US Conference of Catholic Bishops [USCCB], 2017).
Pope Pius XII on migration. For example, Pope Pius XII (1952) spoke with great clarity on this inherent right of the human person as a right that is “founded in the very nature of land.” He stated in an earlier letter to the American bishops that:
“You know indeed how preoccupied we have been and…
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Human Persons in Christianity and Catholic Social Doctrine
The new law of love embraces the entire human family and knows no limits, since the proclamation of the salvation wrought by Christ extends to the ends of the earth. Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
The human person was proclaimed by God the Creator in Sacred Scripture as having been “made in our image, after our likeness” (Gn 1:26; cf 5:1-3; 9:6), so that s/he could live in communion with God the Holy Trinity and one another, while progressing on the path of deification (Saint Irenaeus, Adv. Haer.) and becoming a partaker of the divine nature (2 Pet 1:4; Pope Paul VI, 1965a; Saint Athanasius, De Inc.; Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theol.). The human person is considered to be “the only creature on earth which God willed for itself” (Pope Paul VI, 1965a) and who was given…
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These are from Chapter 8 titled Human Persons in Christianity and Catholic Social Doctrine, from the section titled Migrants and Refugees in the Social Doctrine of the Church:
Excerpt from my book Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine (In press): Modified applied eugenics: The Bell Curve. The above views about the intersection of education and opportunity became very overt when Hernnstein and Murray (1994) called for the nationwide establishment of a cognitive elite through …
In the meantime, below are a few samples of the most prominent sayings of the President’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, in terms of the three criteria of racism, White nationalism, and populism [We have already seen those of the President himself]. Bannon at present serves on America’s National Security Council and is the former executive …
From forthcoming Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine All are brothers and all are children of God (Pope Francis). The American alt-right has been defined as a broad group of people or movement who tend to ascribe to far-right ideologies that include “preserving and protecting the …
Here are two more quotes from the middle chapters in my book:
Here are some more quotes from my newest book as I write. They are from different chapters.
As I write, here are a couple of quotes from the first chapters of my newest book Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine.
Here is the front cover of my newest book scheduled to be released in the summer period, in paperback and ebook editions, under Hope and Life Press. In it will be addressed the intersection of immigrants and refugees as human persons, the broadly defined alt-right in 21st century America, and the praxis of Catholic Social Doctrine.
UPDATED: Just out is the interview given by Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith on the issue of the Maltese Directive (and those of other bishops). Mueller has stated without equivocation that Communion for the remarried is AGAINST God's law and that the tenets of Familiaris Consortio written by …