This statement isn’t clear to you:
“When we walk without the cross, when we build without the cross and when we proclaim Christ without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord. We are worldly. We may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, all of this, but we are not disciples of the Lord,” he said.
As a non-Catholic I can clearly understand what he’s saying -— that even if one has a title of POPE and doesn’t proclaim Christ on the cross for our sins then you are none of The Lords
I would like him to expound further on what he means by “walking with the cross”, “building with the cross”, “proclaim Christ with the cross.”
There’s a lot of meaning behind it and different people have different understanding of the above.
Pope Francis is talking about penance for sins.
Rock-band, good-time, we-love-everyone churches, don’t talk like that but then they are not truly Christian. Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
Exactly what was accomplished by the cross? according to Catholic doctrine?