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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pope praises good works of atheists

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"Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good, Pope Francis has said in his latest urging that people of all religions, and none, work together.

The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics made his comments in the homily of his morning mass at his residence, a daily event at which he speaks without prepared comments."

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Cathcon comments:

Matthew 5:46 For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? do not even the publicans this?

The point is not to do good, but to be good and to be good as a result of doing good requires God's grace. And where is grace to be found?

St Thomas on Whether anyone without grace can merit eternal life?
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