The New Evangelisation: Part 4 – What can we expect from this new encyclical?

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What can we expect from this new encyclical?

In reviewing the history of this papacy, probably nothing much about the True Faith, maybe evangelizing about helping the poor, that all faiths are equal and we all believe in the same God… Probably some half truths such as: Jesus loves all sinners (but he will omit the part where sinners have to repent of their sin);

This papacy has been proceeding slowly, step by step, changing our attitudes and our doctrine – sorry, he’s not changing doctrine , only “pastoral practice”. It will all sound so easy, so enticing, will make so much sense. After all, surely we have to adapt to modern society? It will seem like a breath of fresh air to many.

Many of the clergy are already afraid to speak up. They won’t have the courage to help us or alert us. We have to brush up on the Truths of our Faith and pray for discernment. Be on the alert.

You can be assured that this new evangelization is leading to the One World Church and probably also to the one-world government. They will be connected.

Is this document a part of the great Deception that is to come

Is this part of the ”trial that will shake the faith of many believers” and “an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth”?  

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 675 states:

“Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in the place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.”

We can expect more of what has already been dished out. It will be about social justice and humanism. It will reach out to all – ignoring, perhaps even applauding sins. Christ’s teachings and God’s Commandments will be rejected or not mentioned at all.

Jesus tells us what to expect:

“In the name of social justice and social compassion, the false prophet will set out, what the world will believe to be, to evangelise and create a modern church. This church will be seen to reach out to all sinners and to embrace those sinners whose sins are not acceptable by Me”.(Book of TruthAugust 10th, 2013 )

“They will use the message of humanism, love of one another, in terms of your ability to look after the poor, uneducated and needy, as a substitute for the Truth you were given in the Gospels.” (9 Nov 2013)

“Those who uphold My Holy Word, given to man through the Gift of the Holy Bible, will be challenged and urged to accept amendments. These amendments will be given to them and they will be expected to swallow them, and accept them as The Truth. They amount to one thing….

They will urge those holy sacred servants of Mine, to accept tolerance of sin.

They will be told that God is an ever-merciful God and that He loves everyone. Yes, this part is true. But then, they will be instructed to condone laws, which are an abomination in My Eyes. The family unit, and the destruction of it, will be at the root of everything…

Be alert. Open your eyes and beg Me for the strength you are going to need, in order to stand up against this vile and wicked plan.

This battle within My Church on earth will be vicious. Priest against priest. Bishop against Bishop. Cardinal against Cardinal. …” (December 23rd, 2012)

“Stay awake”

“By their fruits you shall know them”

 

Note: This is the final instalment of this series.

The “New Evangelisation”: Part 1 – Evangelization before Catholic Doctrine?

See our previous post and how it fulfils prophecy in the Book of Truth at:

https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2019/04/30/beware-the-coming-of-the-new-evangelisation/

Demotion of the Congregation of the Faith and of the Congregation of Divine worship!!!This is a worry! The Church structure is there for a reason. Congregations are at the top of the ladder. Imagine if governments didn’t have an hierarchical structure. We have always been taught and we know that the Church is not a democracy. We are Christ’s faithful and we obey Him and serve Him and Him alone. Without an hierarchical structure – a structure where all are equal – chaos will reign.

Doctrine – Christ’s teachings – must be the basis of any evangelization. Otherwise what will be evangelised?  It opens the door to anything and everything. Just think of all the false teachings,  that have come from the man who sits on the chair of Peter and his cohort of modernist bishops.  It will be about caring for the poor and needy (but first and foremost importance is the salvation of souls), those perceived as to be discriminated against in society ( LGBTQI…) ; the erroneous statement that all religions are equal; and that there is no hell; divorce and receiving holy Communion is okay; fornication; adultery, sodomy …

Actually the moral basis of our society  will be further decimated. This ‘New Evangelisation’ could lead people to hell, if it is not based on Christs’s teachings – on Doctrine!

This new document  is to be announced in the forthcoming apostolic constitution Praedicate Evangelium on 29 June.

Steve Kojec, in his article of April 25, 2019 discusses the proposed structural changes and the problems associated with it:

“As successors of the apostles, the bishops don’t have an ecclesiological position that puts them below those who work in the Roman Curia,” Maradiaga said. Hence, once the constitution is approved, a bishop from any diocese, no matter how small, will have the same hierarchical power as the prefect of a Vatican dicastery.”

This is a worry: it means that any bishop can do exactly as he wants without interference from Rome. In fact, the former Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will be no more:

“… But some people I’ve spoken with are concerned that this change, inasmuch as it amounts to a demotion of the CDF, will damage that body’s authority to oversee bishops’ conferences, and the similar power of the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW) — with subsequent potential to cause problems in the regulation of both doctrine and worship.”

Steve Kojec, in his article continues

“The main point of the new Apostolic Constitution is that the mission of the Church is evangelization,” said Gracias. “It puts it at the center of the Church and everything the Curia does. It will be the first dicastery. The name of the text shows that evangelization is the principal objective, ahead of anything else.”

… Considering the pope’s frequent condemnations of proselytism — specifically against “trying to convert people to one’s own belief” — one is left to wonder just what he thinks the word “evangelism” means.

Read more at: https://onepeterfive.com/vatican-super-dicastery-a-papal-promise-fulfilled/

On 29 April, LifeSite news stated that this new structure “will take precedence over the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which protects the integrity of Catholic doctrine concerning faith and morals…”

Read more at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-to-raise-evangelization-above-Catholic-doctrine

Other structures already  in place:

Besides this new encyclical which will dissolve the power and hierarchical structure of the Vatican Curia, other structures have been put into place during the years of this pontificate.

A former encyclical “Magnum Principium” gave bishops the power to interpret and approve changes to the wording of liturgical texts;

“Amoris Laetitia” has promoted  sins against the Sacrament of Marriage and the Eucharist’ and therefore that of Penance…

“Laudato Si” has spoken of the “sins against the environment”. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to ​acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. (Is it a path away from Jesus?)

 

Humanism and secularism have been promoted over and above true Doctrine.It is a cunning tactic, because without reinforcing Church Doctrine, the Truth of Church Doctrine is being slowly wiped away from our consciousness and thus also fidelity to the Truth. It all reeks of heresy!

 

Note: Watch out for our next post:  “New Evangelisation”: Part 2 :”By their fruits you shall know them”

Longing for God: Homosexuals too

I have heard of several pieces of information about Bishop Vincent Long which greatly concern me. His opening speech said it was ‘not good enough’ to call the homosexual lifestyle intrinsically disordered, while treating them with compassion.  (Link to article here: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/parramatta-bishop-calls-on-church-to-accept-homosexuality/news-story/38408da11324d1ff8c427005aca3e6d4 )

He ordered a priest, that was imploring fellow priests and bishops to teach the truth about homosexuality, to cease and take down his video resulting in Catholic Church congregations being left confused, unaided and unguided in the recent vote – except by popular society.

He refused to urge people to vote ‘no’ against same-sex marriage in the recent Australian postal vote to change the law and apparently said “We have won” when the numbers came in as approving of the Aust. government changing the law to allow same sex marriage.  So what could be worse than that?

Blessing same-sex unions as if they are approved by God.

Why is this act so bad? True care for our homosexual inclined neighbour involves all Christians truly caring for, understanding and assisting them in their spiritual struggles. It involves self-sacrificial love. People experiencing same-sex attraction or participating in homosexual relations, long for God too. They too are made in the image of God, as all people are. The deepest desire of a human heart is to know and be loved Longing for Godby The Father. We were all made to know,  love and serve Him so we can be happy here on earth- and happy with Him in heaven (Baltimore Catechism). In fact, I do believe, as St. Augustine says, that our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.

“Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” (Augustine, Confessions (Book 1)

Gene Fant, of First Things blog, describes it thus:

The longing of our hearts for something more, something beyond ourselves is powerful. Intuitively, we know that we need something to complete our broken hearts, minds and spirits. Augustine rightly points out that our completion is found not in romance, wealth or learning but rather in the One who formed us.

(Taken from: https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2009/12/our-hearts-are-restless)

If you, or I, or the Church, pretends that it is fine to go on committing sins of a homosexual nature, among other sins, we exclude them from the joy and the happiness stored up for them by God. It is the deepest and most satisfying joy that a person can ever know. And we deny them the Truth, and the help they need, in order to inherit eternal life. There is no love in a person who hides the Truth and allows their neighbour to go to hell.

By God for God

 

This is why it upset me so much to hear that Bishop Vincent Long held an LGTBi symposium where, at the end of it, he told his priests that he wanted them to help find a way to bless same sex unions. Because to bless is to condone the sin. It is to lie to the sinner in the worst possible way and to abuse the privilege given by God to his sacred servants. It is to expect priests to assist in breaking God’s Commandments. God the Father will not (and cannot) bless what is an abomination in His Eyes. The blessing would, therefore, be empty, null and void. It would be counterfeit.

All of this I knew, when I heard the new intention of Bishop Vincent Long to find a way to bless same-sex unions and I  was simultaneously aware that another prophecy from the Book of Truth was being fulfilled; that they will ask priests to bless same-sex unions.

With this in mind, I felt the sobering need to warn Christians that blessing same-sex unions is unacceptable by giving them the words of Jesus from His prophetic message.

I Priest blessing marriage unionalso prayed about this: that God’s will be done and that I would find the right words  to explain this in a loving, sensitive but honest way. That night, I began to look for the exact message where God says He cannot condone same-sex marriage or ever bless them and why. Only my initial searches could not find the message I wanted which puzzled me. I jotted one related message down and went to sleep. The night and next day sped by, as I unexpectedly ended up in hospital and had to sleep most of the next day to recover. Regardless of this diversion,  I looked forward to prayer group the next morning and it was there that God stepped in.

At the end, we open the Book of Truth on a message for everyone to hear (after a prayer to the Holy Spirit). Mum asked me to choose a book and open on a passage. I chuckled a little when I saw the heading. It had opened on the exact message that I had been looking for but had been unable to find by my online searches! Later, I found out that my mum had also been searching for the message after I told her of our Bishop’s ultimate intention, but had similarly been unable to find the one about priests blessing same-sex unions! This was a little miracle. There are 5 thick volumes in the printed version of the Book of Truth and over 1330 messages, many going over several pages and we managed to open on the exact page that starts at the beginning of that particular message. You can see why an online search is usually easier!

By the Will of God, therefore, I now share it with you the whole message as given by Jesus in the Book of Truth:

Same sex marriage a grave sin

16 March 2012 @ 10:20pm

My dearly beloved daughter, the pain and suffering of My poor followers, who have to watch, helplessly, as new laws, contrary to My Teachings, are reaching unprecedented levels in the world.

Not only do you have to witness sin, children, you then have to watch as sin is presented to you where you are forced to accept it as being humane.

I refer to one sin in particular, same sex marriage, which is presented as a natural right. You are then expected to accept this abomination, as it is set before My Father’s Throne in a Church.

It is not enough for these people to condone same sex marriage in the eyes of the law, they then want to force God the Father to give them His Blessing. He could never do this, because it is a grave sin in His Eyes.

How dare these people think it is acceptable to parade this abominable act in My Father’s Churches?

Children, I love every soul.

I love sinners.

I detest their sin, but love the sinner.

Same sex sexual acts are not acceptable in My Father’s Eyes.

Pray for these souls because I love them, but cannot give them the graces they desire.

They must know, that no matter how much they try to condone same sex marriages, they are not entitled to participate in the Holy Sacrament of Marriage.

A Sacrament must come from God. The rules for receiving Sacraments must stem from My Father’s Teachings.

You cannot force My Father, God the Most High, to give His Blessing, or access to, His Holy Sacraments, unless they are respected in the way they are meant to be.

Sin is now presented in the world as a good thing.

As I have said before, the world is back to front.

Good is presented as evil and those people who try to live by the Laws of God the Father, are sneered at.

Evil, no matter how you dress it up, cannot be turned into an act of goodness, in the Eyes of My Father.

My Father will punish those who continue to flaunt their sins before Him.

Heed this warning, for your sins, which are carried out when you refuse to obey God, will not and cannot be forgiven.

This is because you refuse to accept sin for what it is.

Your Saviour, Jesus Christ

 

 

Child and Jesus

The Nativity Scene Of the Anti-Church

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Removing Christ from Christmas

We have all seen the efforts to remove Christ at Christmas: “Happy holidays”; removing nativity scenes from shopping centres because they discriminate against other people’s beliefs; in most western countries the “Santa Claus” identity, which is used by retailers to sell their goods.

We have tried to fight back. Some stores (at least down here in Australia) have returned the traditional Nativity scene; I haven’t heard the phrase “happy holidays used in this country, but in U.S. I believe, there is a movement back to “Merry Christmas” instead of “happy holidays”.  We might think that there is not much we can do about Santa Claus – but wait, there is. Children love to hear about St Nicholas and the Christmas traditions of other cultures – e.g. “Christkindl”. We should teach our children that  Santa Claus is just a big copycat – not just in the giving of gifts, but in his attire. The bishop’s mitre of St Nicholas was changed into a silly red hat, and his stately bishop’s robe and cloak changed into a jacket and pants. Even the beautiful “Christkindl” was changed into “Kris Kringle”!

It is easy to say this, but in reality it is difficult to fight. My own children were brought up on Santa Claus as were my grandchildren – but they did know about St Nicholas and I have a St Nicholas displayed in all his glory in the Advent and Christmas season. The children should know that it is Jesus’ birthday.

The Great Nativity Scene Deception

Today, however, I saw in a new post in Veritas Vincit, the ultimate betrayal. – the official Nativity Scene erected outside the Vatican.

You might think that it is all about the Corporal works of Mercy. Corporal Works of Mercy are very Christian- they are all about doing good to our neighbour, being merciful, being humble, giving of ourselves…. Wouldn’t Jesus be proud of us?

But when you look at the scene, it is hard to identify Joseph; and Mary is away at the side somewhere – not even near the Christchild. There are “close to 20 life-size images, making it very difficult to find Jesus, Mary and Joseph”.

Instead, there are figures of a person being visited in prison, burying the dead, clothing the naked. The latter depicts a man who is naked. This is what attracts your attention! It is designed to take the focus away from Jesus, Mary and Joseph. They are completely crowded out.  I would not be taking any young children to see this nativity scene.

It focuses on helping others, instead of adoring our new-born SaviourIt seems to be trying to remove Christ from Christmas – to remove Christ from our consciousness completely. It is a great betrayal  by the man who sits in the chair of Peter, to further remove any thought of Christ. He is paving the way to remove Christ completely – paving the way for the new One World Religion.

Focussing on humanism and secularism are indicators of Communism – the “errors of communism” as predicted by Our Lady at Fatima.

“The wickedness of the beast will be disguised as charming and modern and it will be revealed to all behind the veneer of humanitarianism, charity and ‘care for the poor’. …Every gesture, subtle though it may be, will be designed to insult Me, Jesus Christ, the Son of Man. The deceiver, through his servants, cannot resist mocking Me, for he hates Me. (See whole message at: https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/Message-0938/  

(From Book of Truth: 17th October, 2013)

Why go to such lengths?

Christmas brings to mind the truth of Jesus’ birth – not just a myth, but an historic fact. This goes against the objectives of the One World Order.

 “The false prophet will have a religion without a cross…. There will be a counterfeit church. Christ’s church will be one. And the False prophet will create the other. The false church will be worldly, ecumenical and global….It will be emptied of all divine content(Archbishop Fulton Sheen, 1950)

Why do they want to destroy Christmas?

The Book of Truth tells us about the effects of Christmas:

  • “Christmas Day is My Gift to humanity. It is because of this day that eternal life became possible for mortal man.” (22 Dec, 2012)
  • “My Birth is a Sign to all that God the Eternal Father, loved His children, so much, that He made a huge Sacrifice. By allowing Me to come to Earth, to live amongst you all, He showed His Compassion and desire to save you, by permitting My death. If He had not sent Me, man could not be saved.” (24 Sept. 2010)
  • “Nevertheless, it has been acknowledged by devout Christians as a time to reflect on their allegiance to Me their Saviour (25 Dec 2010)
  • “Remember then, at Christmas, that My birth was to help you begin to re-evaluate your belief in the Heavens, to which you are all entitled to be part of. By remembering My Life, you can now join with Me in My Father’s Kingdom, if you open your hearts and ask Me to embrace you once more.” (24 Dec. 2010)
  • “As all of you celebrate My Birthday, allow Me to enter your heart on this special day – for this day is Mine. Invite Me into your home as a favoured guest and introduce Me to those amongst your family, friends and neighbours, who may have forgotten about Me. Christmas may be a celebration about Me, but I am ignored amidst the great rejoicings, which take place.” (Dec. 22, 2014)
  • ” You can only love one God and the only way to My Father is through Me, His Only-Begotten Son. Separate yourselves from Me in pursuits of political campaigns, which strive to promote human rights and social justice as a substitute for the Word, then you will deny Me.” (20 Dec. 2014)
  • “This is the time for My children, everywhere, to reflect on My life on Earth. It is a time for them to consider the implications that My birth represents, for all of mankind. It is because of My birth that man will seek salvation.” (24 Dec. 2010)

Christmas reinforces the truth of Jesus’ birth Christmas might lead people back to God therefore the enemy wants to destroy it.

Another Crusader’s view by friend (Tt Crusader) who regularly contributes to this site.

“Even I’m shocked! What does any of this have to do with the Nativity ???

Notice, for your discernment:

1) the destroyed copula, with the real cupola of St Peter’s in the background, represents the destruction of the Catholic Church,

combined with

2) the Star of Bethlehem which looks more like a falling nuclear missile/meteorite

So the distorted copola/star combination of this “nativity scene” is a message about the upcoming one world religion.”

From the Book of Truth (27 Nov. 2014): The false church of darkness will be built to replace the old after the great inferno. All that was present in my Son’s Church will be replaced with all that will be new.” (Mother of Salvation )”

DonnaLiane’s comments on Veritas Vincit site:

Those who have seen it are right in saying that the viewer’s attention is first drawn to the naked man (who is lying down, mind you!) It’s all about vectors. These are lines created which draw your eyes in a ‘path’ so that each element has a particular prominence and order of importance. It is used to greatly emphasize certain parts And in this scene the figures have been situated, framed by the giant tree, to draw attention to that naked man figure first. He is not even realistic!

Homeless people or the destitute poor who cannot even clothe themselves are not going to look like a Greek Adonis, now are they?!! And why would he be lying down, fully exposed in that fashion if he was naked? He would be curled in a ball to keep himself warm. These are either wicked men or very stupid. It must be torture to serve Our Lord in the Vatican these days. Absolute torture. …

…. It’s the context (historical and cultural) which gives meaning to an artwork. In today’s context, they are not portraying the creation of man by God, who at first did not know shame at his nakedness, or the innocence of the angels. They are likewise not pointing to the miracle and beauty of the human form as the Classical Art Movement did. Not in this nude figure, which I think is suggestively posed and prominent in its build, a man that looks physically at his peak. It easily suggests this in its execution of form, but is also interpreted solely in this manner due to the context and culture of our times and our world.
In our times, when would a figure like this one ever represent poverty and someone in dire need? Think of the images conjured of Third World Poverty. Not like this.

In addition, the nude man construct appears jarring, because of the grossly misfitting context in which it was placed; its meant to be a celebration of the birth of Our Redeemer! Love, innocence, hope fulfilled…

As I pointed out before, this is not an emaciated, poor and cold man, weathered and/or beaten by the elements and the circumstances of life, now is it?

Every choice an artist makes or someone who approves an artwork, are deliberate.

 See the complete article, as well as all the comments at Veritas Vincit:

https://veritas-vincit-international.org/2017/12/13/naked-man-steals-show-vaticans-new-nativity-scene-rendition/

 

Apostles:” Salt” not “Sugar”

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In Matthew 5:13, Jesus is preaching the Beatitudes to his Apostles. After this, he tells them  “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men.”

 

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on the 26th November, 1998 at the Synod for Oceania:

“ We know Jesus above all through the Gospels. A deep knowledge and an integral reading of the Gospels is, therefore, fundamental to Christian life. Selective readings of the Gospels – so widespread today – are insufficient. Often, people fabricate a sweet Jesus only, Who accepts everything and everyone, Who doesn’t exclude anyone or anything, and is set up against the Church, which knows not only a Yes, but also a No.

The fact that the Gospel is also a sword which divides (Matthew 10:34) and a fire which burns (Luke 12:49) is no longer mentioned. According to the will of the Lord, the apostles are not the sugar, but the salt of the earth. In other words, a Christianity, from which the truth of the cross disappears, loses its identity. To follow Christ is to follow the Crucifix and precisely in this way we go along the way of love, which is life and opens the gates of true happiness.”

( From: Cardinal Newman Catechist Centre Newsletter , dated 5th April, 1999. Edited by Rev. B.J.H. Tierney)

(N.B. The highlighting in this text is in the original article by Fr.Tierney)

The message for us, and for the Church, is obvious.

We must be the salt of the earth!

Francis And His Errors: “Jesus came into the world to learn how to be a man…”

[Francis said:]

Even though Jesus is God, He “is annihilated, He humbled Himself and became a servant. This is the glory of the Cross of Jesus”. [He added:] ‘Jesus came into the world to learn how to be a man, and by being a man, walk with men. He came into the world to obey, and He obeyed. But he learned this obedience from suffering.” (Homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae , September 15, 2014 – Original complete Spanish text.

The new website (run by a group of priests with permission of their bishops ) at
en.denzingerbergoglio.com/jesus-came-into-the-world-to-learn-how-to-be-a-man/#Francis  answers Francis’ comments very thoroughly.

Answers include Fathers of the Church, Catechism of Catholic Church, Scripture, as well as our dear good Popes Pius XII, John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Below is a summary  – a taste – of the contents of their replies.

Click on the link above to read their post in full.

Teachings of the Magisterium

Table of contents
I – Was Christ obedient only in suffering?
II – In journeying with mankind, was Christ’s intention that of simply lowering Himself or of elevating man?
III – The correct interpretation of Philippians 2:8: “He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross”

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I – Was Christ obedient only in suffering?
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Sacred Scripture
– My food is to do the will of the one who sent me
– “I do not seek my own will”
– Christ came down from heaven to do the will of the Father
– Jesus’ works are all from the Father
Catechism of the Catholic Church
– All the works, wonders and signs are proof of His obedience to the Father
– The Word made flesh willed humanly in obedience to his Father all that he had decided divinely
– “I have come to do your will, O God”
– Jesus was also obedient in moments of glory

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II – In journeying with mankind, was Christ’s intention that of simply lowering Himself or of elevating man?
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Saint Irenaeus of Lyons
– The Son of God became man so than man might participate in divine filiation
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria
– That elevate us to the divinity
Liturgy of the Hours
– To make us sharers in the divinity
Saint Thomas Aquinas
– Christ came to manifest the truth and free man from sin
Catechism of the Catholic Church
– The Word became flesh so that thus we might know God’s love
– Jesus is the model for the Beatitudes and the norm of the New Law
John Paul II
– Christ came to reestablish the truth in the relationship between man and God…
– … to free mankind from the slavery of sin, evil and death
– God has elevated humanity to a superior destiny of intimate union with Him
Pius XII
– Christ came into the world to glorify the Father and give himself as a victim

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III – The correct interpretation of Philippians 2:8: ‘He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross’
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Saint Thomas Aquinas
– Christ’s humility reflects His majesty
Benedict XVI
– From the splendor of divinity, Christ chose to descend to the humiliation of ‘death on a cross’ to then manifest Himself in the splendor of his divine majesty
Theodoret of Cyrus
– A path overflowing with love and justice to liberate man
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria
– Christ underwent death in His flesh to offer Himself for us through death to the Father
Benedict XVI
– Jesus’ death stems from his free choice of obedience to the Father’s plan of salvation
John Paul II
– Through the suffering of the Cross Jesus Christ has returned to the love which was betrayed by Adam through sin
– The mystery of the Incarnation and Redemption expressed in Philippians 2:8

Judging Francis

See who judges Francis…

• Sacred Scripture

• 38 Popes (see summary of what Pope Benedict tells us in excerpt below)

• 10 Ecumenical Councils

• 7 Fundamental Texts

• 15 Roman Congregations

• 18 Fathers of the Church

• 13 Doctors of the Church

• 8 Synods and Episcopal Magisterium

• Other Documents and Saints

Benedict XVI…

…judges Francis’ idea that spiritual direction is a charism of the laity

Priests have the munus docendi, the task of teaching – they must answer the fundamental questions about what we must do in order to do good

An essential part of the priest’s grace is the task of putting others in touch with God
Christ tends his flock through the Pastors of the Church

Every priest is called to help the penitent to walk on the demanding path of holiness

Listening to the confessor’s advice is important for the spiritual journey of the penitent

In the saintly priest, the Christian People recognize the voice of the Good Shepherd

…judges Francis’ idea on adulterine unions

The trials of Christians are indeed numerous, but they must be faithful to God in their marriage

Materialistic ideologies tell us it is absurd to observe God’s commandments

The only joy that fills the human heart comes from God: the cross of Christ

The Church has received from its Founder the mission of showing people the way to true happiness: fidelity to the words of Christ

…judges Francis’ idea on family

An institution of natural law based on the marriage between a man and woman

 Marriage has value as a natural institution and as a Sacrament Raised to the dignity of a Sacrament, marriage confers greater splendor and depth to the conjugal bond

The Lord is the centre and heart of the family

 The family is a necessary good, fruit of the love and total self-giving within marriage

 Today the essential characteristics of Sacramental marriage are misunderstood

Today the crisis of the family impresses upon children an erroneous typology of the family

The natural structure of marriage is the union of a man and a woman – this principle comes from human nature itself and not only from faith

 

Read Pope Benedict’s teachings in the complete articles in a comprehensive new website at:
http://en.denzingerbergoglio.com/who-judges-francis/benedict-xvi/