4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters,
and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
This article offers Christians an opportunity to understand what Roman Catholicism truly is and whether it can ever be reformed.
“Roman Catholics as individuals and groups may have different opinions about the Pope. After all, the Church of Rome is not a monolith, and even Popes polarize the assessments of the Catholic people. But what happens when negative voices become more frequent, more outspoken, more radical in their criticism, as seems to be the case in recent months? While public opinion is still heavily influenced by the overall positive image that Francis has, and continues to consider him as a kind of ‘hero’, within Catholic circles the ‘wait-and-see’ approach toward some awkward aspects of his teaching is coming to an end. Groups of intellectuals, priests, and even cardinals are voicing their growing embarrassment and are doing it publicly and with a severe tone. In raising their concerns, what they point to are not some peripheral elements but important matters of doctrine. The irony is that the one who is supposed to guard the Roman Catholic deposit of faith is charged with allegations of introducing confusion, if not heresy.”
What Happens If Catholics Think the Pope Is a Heretic?
Leonardo De Chirico
“ ‘Pray for me.’ The audience of this prayer request was a group of Muslim leaders, worshippers of Allah, bound to the authority of the Koran, denying the Triune nature of God and the divinity of Jesus Christ, following a work-based religion. The Pope went beyond diplomatic politeness or even the cordial, inter-religious tone of the conversation. He addressed these Muslims by asking for their prayers, using language that is ordinarily used among fellow Christians. “
“Pray for me” – A reflection by Leonardo de Chirico
Old Waldensian Paths
1 Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart;
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
“Way back on October 27, 1986, members of many different religions came together at Assisi, birthplace of the Roman Catholic ‘saint’, Francis, for a day of prayer for ‘peace’. This massive interfaith gathering was at the instigation of the pope of Rome, John Paul II. Such was the power and authority of this man that at his call, not only did leaders of various religions gather from around the world to ‘pray’, but three governments, and terrorist guerillas in 11 lands, held a 24-hour truce…
“Well, thirty years have passed. And during all this time great strides have been made in inter-religious dialogue and inter-religious ‘unity’. And so, John Paul II’s successor in the Vatican, the Jesuit pope, Francis I, decided to do it all again in 2016…”
Assisi 2016: a Religious Babel
26 SEPTEMBER 2016
Assisi 2016 a Religious Babel, PDF format
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