Roman Catholics: Paul's Traditionalist Credo

Paul's Traditionalist Credo

At a time when Roman Catholics are questioning tenets of their religion in an atmosphere of rare intellectual excitement, Pope Paul VI last week proclaimed an inflexible affirmation of traditional Catholic doctrine. In a new church creed,* the Pontiff etched a portrait of Christianity little changed from medieval days:

∙GOD. Although many leading theologians, Catholics among them, are trying to avoid defining God at all, the Pope described him in highly anthropomorphic terms: "We believe in one only God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, creator of things visible, such...

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