This is actually a fairly decent homily from Pope Francis on the relevance of fidelity to Church teaching to salvation.
He starts off on a pretty good roll about fidelity to the Church, teaching, doctrine and Creed.
Pope Francis said that fidelity was the ‘second pillar.’ He said: “Fidelity to the Church, fidelity to its teaching; fidelity to the Creed; fidelity to the doctrine, safeguarding this doctrine. Humility and fidelity.
But a nanosecond later, he gets a tiny bit sidetracked.
"Even Paul VI reminded us that we receive the message of the Gospel as a gift and we need to transmit it as a gift, but not as a something of ours: it is a gift that we received.”
Up to this point in time, Pope Francis has caricatured Church teaching as being ok to sleep around if you give money to the poor and take care of the environment.
Tying fidelity to the reception of 'the message of the Gospel' doesn't convey that our practice of fidelity applies not just Sacred Scripture, but also to Sacred Tradition and Sacred Magisterium. It would have been nice to get a little more clarity but this is an improvement over the drivel.
I especially liked this:
He continued: “And be faithful in this transmission. Because we have received and we have to gift a Gospel that is not ours, that is Jesus’, and we must not – he would say – become masters of the Gospel, masters of the doctrine we have received, to use it as we please”.
Quoting Pope Paul VI, Pope Francis said that it was an “absurd dichotomy” to love Christ without loving the Church.
All in all, a B+.