Saturday, April 9, 2016

Stick a fork in this papacy - it's done.

I certainly have a better understanding why Pope Francis celebrated Martin Luther's stampede of millions into heresy.

That is all.


Left-footer said...

His goose is, I hope, cooked.

Ever mindful said...

You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God

Hebrews 3:13

Anonymous said...

With All other Popes letters, documents whatever I'd always feel love for God, this Pope not so much, just lost that loving feeling!

Mr. Janney said...

The great Fr. Schall, SJ wraps up his initial read-through with:

But when we add it all up, it often seems that the effect of this approach is to lead us to conclude that no “sin” has ever occurred. Everything has an excusing cause. If this conclusion is correct, we really have no need for mercy, which has no meaning apart from actual sin and its free recognition. One goes away from this approach not being sorry for his sins but relieved in realizing that he has never really sinned at all. Therefore, there is no pressing need to concern oneself too much with these situations.

The thought came at that moment that Pope Francis has much in common with Martin Luther, as you indicate. Luther was unable to overcome a particular thorn in his flesh, and so turned Christianity on its head in concluding: This is the way I was born! God made me this way, and I am saved!

Michael Dowd said...

Keep plugging away on this Carol. It will probably your (ours,too)life's work.

I like what Fr. Schall said about the 'Joy of Love' excusing us from sin or redefining sin as a mere irregularity. This means everyone will go to heaven and efforts to improve yourself are unnecessary. Consequently, the Catholic Church is unnecessary. All that's important is what we do to improve this world and the failure to do so is what constitutes "sin". Faith in environmentalism and economic egalitarianism is what counts. Pope Francis is trying to kill God little by little. Good thing we know he will not succeed. But he will do an awful lot of damage. Let us pray his reign ends soon.