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Is The Catholic Church Out of Date?

In response to Cardinal Martini's comments. Continue reading>>>

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6 comments:

Mary De Voe said...

When the Pope speaks in accordance with the Magisterium, people must listen. When an individual speaks outside the Magisterium, he can say anything he wants to say, for he has free will. But priests, bishops and cardinals, as priests, have promised to obey their bishops as a vow, and the Pope is the Bishop of Rome and Martini is violating his vow.

Lynne said...

May the Lord have mercy on his soul. The Cardinal is now aware of the real state of the Catholic Church. Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell.

Sophia's Favorite said...

I find his choice of "200 years" significant. Kindly recall the 1812 was the height of the Revolutionary movement, and the beginning of the purely-ideological absolutism that would so disfigure the 20th century.

The surest method of being out of date (as Chesterton among others said) is to try to be up to date. The Church does not give a damn about the date—not least because she invented the calendar.

Mack Hall, HSG said...

By the Grace of God, yes, the Church is out of date.

- Mack in Texas

Mary De Voe said...

Mack Hall: Some people in the Catholic Church are out of date, not the least was Cardl Martini. The Catholic Church is doctrinally pure as Jesus Christ is pure.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Mary de Voe, "doctrinal purity" is not enough. For centuries, Catholic leadership has worshipped at the altar of power, prestige, wealth, secular influence and institutional entitlement (especially among the hierarchy). Sacrificed on that altar is fidelity to Christ, reliance on the Holy Spirit and Scripture, and the Petrine mandate. Read about papal history from about 500 A.D. to about 1800.

Also, read Ezekiel 34 and 1 Samuel 2: 12-36 to find out what God thinks of those who misuse the authority He gave them for personal profit and pleasure.

Finally, do some research on St. Malachy's prophecies of the popes and Pope Leo XIII's vision. It's very easy with the Internet.

The Catholic Church is ripe for judgement. Only God's mercy has forestalled that judgement in the hopes of institutional repentence. But if that repentence does not come, judgement will be certain -- and painful.


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