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  • We don't see it as a law of the Church but as a law of God,
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  • Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
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  • Bishop and priests are ministers and we have to answer to God (for our decisions). That's the problem,
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  • Religion is one dimension of culture, a transcendent element of it.
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  • Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level.
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  • The church is challenging such negative cultural elements as superstition, rugged individualism, materialism, hedonism, permissiveness and utilitarianism.
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  • There is no dogma that the organ or harmonium can be used in church, but not the drum.
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  • There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture. And that is not always a virtue.
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  • With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.
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  • The Catholic faith never changes. But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to peoples, times and places.
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  • It's not a deception, ... What John Paul II said was that these tribunals must work according to truth, and not according to 'Oh, these people are suffering so and let us declare it invalid.'
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  • is not something that we own and that we can give out to whoever we want, to our friends, to those who suffer.
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  • Vatican II declares the Church... as necessary for salvation.
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