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Vatican Leaks & Obedience


Just thinking out loud… if the Holy See has a so-called secret letter sent to bishops which it wants to keep internal or confidential… is the leaking of the letter to the press a venial or mortal sin. Might it be a form of gossip or calumny? Further, as with the reception of stolen goods, does the publication of such information constitute a moral transgression, especially for believers and/or Catholic organizations? Sometimes I wonder about the extent of obedience and respect that the Church can demand or expect from her “loyal” subjects. Peace!

New Constitution for Russia, Good or Bad

I suspect that those of us who grew up during the Cold War will be the ones most concerned about any major political changes (good or bad) in Russia.