Most of the countries and their laws have gone flexible in a lot of issues. Yes, in the past we have had a lot of restrictions be it cultural, religious or political. However, in all the about said sectors, we see relaxation in rules. One major reason is to seek global attraction. Across the globe, no matter what the religion is, the goal of all the religions is to spread their faith and increase the number of followers. To make this possible, the religious heads and their institutions are going a little flexible.
But out of all these odds, there are certain global issues that the Papacy is still strict about and doesn’t accept otherwise. So, here we will see few such factors where the stand of the Catholic missionaries never liquefies.
Abortion and infanticide:
The Vatican, the centre that determines the rules of the Christian doctrine, has strict rules laid against abortion and infanticide. This has been one of the few things that the church has been working on since the day the church heard deaths happen a lot in the name of abortion and infanticide. The church considers it a crime and an unforgivable sin.
Ok, quite weird but the Big Bang Theory:
It is quite a known fact that there has always been a cold war between science and religion. For some reason, people haven’t been able to accept the concepts of science, when they believe what religion says are right. There have always been controversies in this regard. Right from the days of Copernicus to Einstein and Stephen Hawking, religion has never been in unison with science. That is why the church is never ready to accept the concept of Big Bang Theory.
Though today the Papacy feels that the Catholics have to respect the law of the land, they are still against the concept of divorce. People have the rights to live the way they want their lives to be, and that is the reason why divorce laws came into existence. However, the rules of Bible always strictly prohibit Catholics from getting a divorce, unless they find that the problems can never be solved or other similar unavoidable cases. They believe that marriage is a union made by God and let not man split it!
Times are changing, and people are quite ok with the same-sex relationship, but the papacy and the Catholics laws feel a little different. The same-sex relationship has always been and will always be forbidden according to the Christian doctrines. But many countries across the globe, especially America is going a little easy in such cases. Irrespective of what the state laws say, Christianity considers it a sin.
These are some of the recent global issues that the Papacy has been addressing over and over. Pope Francis, the global leader and the one with the supreme authority over Catholics, is quite about these issues. Looks like it Christians might stay a little different from the rest of the world.