Tag: Idolatry

Fear, uncertainty lead to a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion, pope says

Fear, uncertainty lead to a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said.

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Idolatry of wealth, beauty demands a costly sacrifice, pope says

Idolatry of wealth, beauty demands a costly sacrifice, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Idolatry is a human inclination that spares neither believers nor atheists and deprives people of life and love in exchange for slavery to unfulfilled dreams, Pope Francis said.

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Don’t make politics an idol

Don’t make politics an idol

| Jonathan Liedl | January 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

When we hear the word “idolatry,” we probably think first of a golden calf and pagan worship. But idolatry, giving the reverence and devotion owed to God to something created instead, is actually a much more commonplace sin. In fact, the Catechism of the Catholic Church warns us that idolatry “remains a constant temptation of faith.”

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