NYT: “How Recent Popes Differ on Key Issues”

A papal quiz from the Grey Lady!

Guess what? Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis don’t disagree a lick on the “key issues” of “same sex marriage”, celibacy, Islam, relationship with Jews, social justice, the environment, and technology.

(By the way, I’m fairly certain that Benedict XVI did not release an apostolic exhortation in 1981.)

I’ll go out on the limb and hazard they also don’t differ much on secondary issues such as the Trinity, Jesus Christ, salvation, the Church, the sacraments, Mary, and so forth. Again, just a cautious guess. 


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Carl E. Olson is editor of Catholic World Report and Ignatius Insight. He is the author of Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?, Will Catholics Be "Left Behind"?, co-editor/contributor to Called To Be the Children of God, co-author of The Da Vinci Hoax (Ignatius), and author of the "Catholicism" and "Priest Prophet King" Study Guides for Bishop Robert Barron/Word on Fire. He is also a contributor to "Our Sunday Visitor" newspaper, "The Catholic Answer" magazine, "The Imaginative Conservative", "The Catholic Herald", "National Catholic Register", "Chronicles", and other publications.