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Jesus the Christ: no saccharin Savior

Matt C. Abbott
Matt C. Abbott
February 28, 2014

We often hear modernist Christians – and some non-Christians, for that matter – describe what amounts to a “sugar-coated” version of Our Lord Jesus Christ who is supposed to unite everyone and get us all to love one another in a nonjudgmental fashion. Not to mention that everyone goes to heaven no matter what!

Of course, we know from Scripture that Our Lord taught the following:
I asked Father John Trigilio Jr., author, theologian and president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, how he would place the aforementioned scriptural passage in its proper context (from an authentically Catholic perspective) and in regard to the cultural and spiritual wars that rage around us.

Father’s response is as follows (slightly edited):

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Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Media and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He has been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR and WLS-TV in Chicago, and has been quoted in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He can be reached at

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