Do you have a “catholic gut”?that’s good


What is the ‘Catholic bowel’ given to New South Wales (NSW) Prime Minister Dominic Perrotet by former Club NSW CEO? It is a set of values ​​inspired by Jesus Christ. They include faith, hope and love, fairness, abhorrence of hypocrisy, and a duty to stand up for what is right, even if it means standing up to powerful oppressors.

Love is what drove Perrotet’s position on gambling. included.

It’s also why the Catholic Church controls one quarter Many of the world’s health facilities are in developing countries.

Your neighbor’s love behind Catholic medicine is ironic. recently protested Cardinal George Pell’s funeral forgot that the church they were protesting for was, for a while, the only organization that offered help when so many others had deserted them.

St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, The Forefront of AIDS Treatment and Careand many who opposed the teachings of the Church received compassionate care in Catholic hospices.

The late Cardinal Pell was the epitome of Catholic gut.

A staunch defender of Catholic moral education, he also Known for Personal Compassion To the poor, the exploited, the marginalized from the church.

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Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, presides over Easter Sunday Solemn Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia, 24 April 2011. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

Faith and hope also distinguish the bowels of Catholicism. That became very clear when Perrottet premiered.

His baseline of faith and hope has led him to open up New South Wales when dealing with COVID, but those who don’t share his Catholic gut are more likely to be in the fight against COVID. I tended to be defensive and negative.

What we saw was a government headed by a prime minister who embraced the guts of Catholic faith and hope, actively working towards an open society. People-led governments, ruled by desperation and defensiveness, have resorted to lockdowns and lockouts.

for human dignity

Catholic gut is also committed to truth and consistency. It has an aversion to double standards and hypocrisy.

So when the state premier recently accused a football executive of being part of a conservative church, his Catholic instincts shook him. do not accept hospitality from airlines Owned by a government that outlaws homosexuality and discriminates against women, rape victim in prison.

Catholic instinctive passion for truth calls it “cancel culture’ It promotes trust in truth.

When John Paul II spoke about the unity of science and faith in 1996, he taught that “truth cannot contradict truth.”

In fact, as Catholic philosopher Tom Daly said, truth is not afraid of critical questions.

It is also a Catholic instinct to defend the human rights of all peoples and to stand up to oppressors when those rights are violated.

A prime example of this is John Paul II. Works on Human Dignity are some of the best the world has seen in the last century. His words matched his actions that helped free millions of people from communist oppression.

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Statue of Pope John Paul II near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. (Dmitry Elyusev/CC BY 2.0)

Cardinal Joseph Zeng, the Honorary Bishop of Hong Kong, also has a Catholic gut. He braves an evil regime that oppresses millions of Chinese people and threatens many others.

Catholic gut affirms the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. We respect individual rights and expect individual freedom and responsibility.

What happens without Catholic Gut?

In today’s world we see governments that do not share the guts of Catholicism. They see people not as something of dignity or value, but as subjects of the state that can be used, abused and disposed of for the convenience of the government.

Whether you look at the Chinese communist treatment of ethnic and religious minorities, the Victorian treatment of their own people, or other rights abusers around the world, the Catholic bowels will never know what these governments are doing. is a good reference point for explaining what is wrong with

Of course, the Catholic instinct, in one form or another, is shared by all the great faiths of the world. At the same time, not all Catholics support Catholic guts. scandalous claims The Chinese Communist Party is a model practitioner of Catholic social education.

Although the Church does not have a monopoly on the Catholic viscera, and the Church does not always follow its ideals, the Catholic viscera are faith, hope, love, truth, goodness, and the dignity of all human beings. It is still about

It makes me wonder why the CEO of Clubs NSW thought it was such a bad thing.

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