Friday, July 27, 2018

CNA: Pope to theologians: Spiritual conversion should precede pastoral solutions
"the pope said a concern for migrants and refugees “provokes a metanoia that can foster ethical and theological reflection, even before inspiring suitable pastoral attitudes and responsible and carefully planned political policies.”"

The broad principle, as given by the headline, is correct; spiritual conversion should precede pastoral solutions. But the pope does not use this broad principle before examining his own thoughts on migration; is what he advocates in accordance with the order of charity? Should not the Church focus more on evangelization rather than dictating political policy? And if so, does the Latin Church have what is necessary to draw people into the Church?