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Pope Francis describes ‘ideological Christians’ as a ‘serious illness’ within the Church

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Speaking at daily Mass last Thursday, Pope Francis warned Christians against turning their faith into a rigid ideology.

“The faith passes, so to speak, through a distiller and becomes ideology,” he said, according to Radio Vatican. “And ideology does not beckon [people]. In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his love, his meekness. And ideologies are rigid, always. Of every sign: rigid.

“And when a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus, he is a disciple of this attitude of thought… For this reason Jesus said to them: ‘You have taken away the key of knowledge.’ The knowledge of Jesus is transformed into an ideological and also moralistic knowledge, because these close the door with many requirements.”

“The faith becomes ideology and ideology frightens, ideology chases away the people, distances, distances the people and distances of the Church of the people,” Francis added. “But it is a serious illness, this of ideological Christians. It is an illness, but it is not new, eh?”

He said Christian ideology was the result of a lack of true prayer.

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John Oliver warns Trump didn’t have an ‘Ebenezer Scrooge moment’ deciding to be ‘good’ — he’s still Trump

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The best thing you can say about Donald Trump is that he "maybe hasn't eaten a dolphin before," John Oliver joked on his Sunday episode of "Last Week Tonight."

Oliver warned people that while Trump had a "change of heart" about Iran it was only about Iran. "He didn't have an Ebenezer Scrooge moment, threw open a window and yelled, 'I'm going to be good from now on!'" the host explained. "No, he just didn't bomb some people."

As Fox News explained, the drown that Iran shot down was not simply one from Amazon. Oliver said it wasn't like Trump said, "Alexa, send a drone to surveil Iran." According to Fox's genius analysis, those drones cost actual money.

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Tomi Lahren sadly has her own mom confirm she isn’t racist in Fox News special about herself

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Conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren hosted a Fox News special that aired Sunday about herself.

In an interview with her mother, Lahren asked to verify that she wasn't a racist. Lahren has run into problems with a long history of comments she's made about people of color.

After watching the Superbowl performance by Beyoncé’s Lahren said the act was an attempt to prove that “black lives matter more” than white lives.

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‘Frenetic, incompetent, sloppy’ Trump transition team was a ‘disaster’ trying to set up government: report

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Sunday, Axios' revealed on their HBO show that they had obtained leaked documents that showed all of the research President Donald Trump's transitioned did on possible appointees and the individuals who became cabinet officials. What was uncovered, however, is what the researches were afraid of and prioritized the most when considering the appointees.

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan called the documents one of the most significant leaks that the site had ever received.

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