Wednesday, August 30, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.

Part I (00:13 – 17:12)
No, Pope Francis, Doctrinal Faithfulness is Not Reactionary Rigidity: Pope Francis Encourages Doctrinal Leftism That Has Conservative Catholics Grinding Their Teeth‘The Water Has Been Agitated’ by La Civiltà Cattolica (Antonio Spadaro, SJ)Pope says some ‘backward’ conservatives in US Catholic Church have replaced faith with ideology by Associated PressAiling Pope Francis Hurries to Bolster His Progressive Legacy by Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca)Part II (17:12 – 20:38)
The Kremlin Loves That Pope Francis Admires Russian Autocratic Leaders: The Pope Creates an Awkward ControversyPope Francis Praises Historical Russian Imperialism Amid War in Ukraine by Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca)Vatican Walks Back Pope Francis’ Praise for Russian Empire by Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca)Part III (20:38 – 24:10)
How’s This For Irony? Chicago Crew Robbed at Gunpoint While Filming a Documentary On the Increase of Armed RobberiesTV news crew robbed at gunpoint while reporting on armed robberies by Washington Post (Timothy Bella)

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