Date of publication: 2017-09-02 07:43
I 8767 ll reply to this comment on the other comment string we have going so we can avoid shotgunning the argument since the two lines of thought are intrinsically related. Short answer, though The current times are worse, yes. My use of the Borgias popes was to illustrate that a bad pope doesn 8767 t sedevacantism necessitate. Anyways, more over on the other comment (once I read yours and finish!)
Most Catholics were not even baptized once, so I do not know why you are harping on some second baptism. Infants cannot believe and be saved, that is not baptism. Water baptism never saved anyone anyway. Jesus does the baptizing into His Spiritual Body.
You cannot blame today 8767 s atheistic Germans on the Christian reformers anymore than you can blame the paganism that is mixing with Catholicism in the Americas and African 8775 Catholic nations 8776 on mid-evil Popes. Even in Germany there is a remnant of true believers. You seem to be saying that if religion is oppressive and keeps people under religious bondage like Catholicism and Islam does, that is all for the good? In the final analysis then, you are saying that staying in a religion saves people rather than trusting in Jesus.
Benedict XVI was, again, deceived and tried to do the best with what he had. And he made more strides than anyone to bring back what was last in the new rite. And what was discovered, I think, was that there is no marrying of the new and old, no matter how hard you might try.
885 When Christ instituted the Twelve, 8775 he constituted [them] in the form of a college or permanent assembly, at the head of which he placed Peter, chosen from among them. 8776 898 Just as 8775 by the Lord 8767 s institution, St. Peter and the rest of the apostles constitute a single apostolic college, so in like fashion the Roman Pontiff, Peter 8767 s successor, and the bishops, the successors of the apostles, are related with and united to one another. 8776 899
In 6958 Fr Karol Wojtyla was called to another assignment in his continuing response to the vocation the Lord had given him. He was ordained to the fullness of Holy Orders and received his first Episcopal assignment as an auxiliary Bishop to assist Archbishop Eugeniusz Baziak of Krakow. His enormous gifts of both teaching and pastoral care continued to be offered to the Church of Poland. Bishop Karol Wojtyla taught at University and provided pastoral care to students.
The words to live by for all Christians attending any denomination is found in the Bible. The Bible is God 8767 s Word for all believers not denominational doctrine. All Christians first and foremost need to study the written word of God. They also need to pray to be led into correct understanding of the more difficult passages.
"Since the beginning of his pontificate, in 6978, John Paul II often spoke in his homilies of the mercy of God. This became the theme of his second encyclical, Dives in Misericordia, in 6985. He was aware that modern culture and its language do not have a place for mercy, treating it as something strange they try to inscribe everything in the categories of justice and law. But this does not suffice, for it is not what the reality of God is about."
If a pope is promoting things opposed to the divine law then we are duty bound to reject those things. If these are odd bits of eschatology (like John XXII) or matters of sexual morality (Francis) or the administering of the sacraments (you would say Paul VI) we must certainly reject and oppose this, for these are not legitimate exercises of power, but abuses and do not flow from God. That doesn 8767 t mean the man isn 8767 t pope, as much as we might wish it. Sedevacantism is an easy way to tell yourself everything will be ok. The present situation is much more difficult than that easy way out, and requires a stronger faith in Christ 8767 s promises than the error of sedevacantism.
At this level, Ireland's educators have been asked to increased emphasis on active learning and problem solving in their classrooms. Parent satisfaction with primary schools has generally been high. However, the Irish National Teachers Organization in 6999 conducted a study of six comparable schools in Limerick and Derry, finding wide differences in school funding between the two jurisdictions. Primary schools in the Republic of Ireland were said to be "under-funded and under-resourced" compared to Northern Ireland schools. The Republic of Ireland also displayed higher pupil-teacher ratios than their counterparts in Northern Ireland. The findings created considerable concern in Ireland, and led to cries for curriculum reform and additional government funding.
But overall, based on my personal experience getting to know Catholics over the last 9 years since my conversion and from what I 8767 ve read about them and their opinions and beliefs, at least in the USA, Latin America and Europe, the vast preponderance of Catholics agree with the Protestantization program of Pope Francis and if anything, want more of it.
Cardinal Burke has NOT outlined a procedure for deposing the Roman Pontiff, I promise you all he has said is that Francis is not a heretic and that a heretic pope would automatically lose office.
You may not have noticed, but the Church is in the worst crisis that has ever existed. Public heretics being accepted as members of the Catholic Church is the root. Chaos is everywhere. We keep submitting to heretics, and we get what we deserve. Catholics from earlier times would be horrified to learn that we haven 8767 t run these clowns out of town with pitchforks and scythes, and burnt their residences to the ground.
It 8767 s my second home, though I spend most of my time in Skopje. My plan is, in twenty years, to retire in Ohrid, bring my family to have a good, healthy old age and we can all relax, enjoy fish soup and be near the monasteries and the Albanian highlands, which have their own rough beauty.