Skip to comments."Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil." Homily of the Holy Father Pope Francis
Posted on 03/15/2013 8:17:53 PM PDT by PanzerKardinal
Thirdly, professing. We can walk as much as we want, we can build many things, but if we do not profess Jesus Christ, things go wrong. We may become a charitable NGO, but not the Church, the Bride of the Lord. When we are not walking, we stop moving. When we are not building on the stones, what happens? The same thing that happens to children on the beach when they build sandcastles: everything is swept away, there is no solidity. When we do not profess Jesus Christ, the saying of Léon Bloy comes to mind: "Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil." When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness.
This Gospel continues with a situation of a particular kind. The same Peter who professed Jesus Christ, now says to him: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. I will follow you, but let us not speak of the Cross. That has nothing to do with it. I will follow you on other terms, but without the Cross. When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord, we are worldly: we may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord.
My wish is that all of us, after these days of grace, will have the courage, yes, the courage, to walk in the presence of the Lord, with the Lords Cross; to build the Church on the Lords blood which was poured out on the Cross; and to profess the one glory: Christ crucified. And in this way, the Church will go forward.
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—— dedicated to the worship of Mary ——
I’m sorry, but that’s funny.
You might want to put a little more elbow grease into your apologetics efforts.
His very first act as "pope" was to go to slip out of the Vatican, drive across Rome to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the largest basilica in the world DEDICATED TO Mary, the so-called "Mother of God". He then proceeded to pray in front of an ancient ICON, called the Salus Populi Romani, or the Protectress of the Roman People (preposterously held by Roman Catholic tradition to have been painted by St. Luke himself). He also brought flowers and laid them beneath the idolic ICON IN HONOR OF MARY!
So, the very first act of this new "pontificate" was to pray before the idol of the Virgin Mary which he chose to do of his own free will! So much for being an "advocate for the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
I didn't say or do these things. According to Roman Catholic "church" sources this is the very FIRST official act "pope" Francis did as "pope".
I am not "bearing false witness", all I did was REPEAT what the RC "church" SAID that HE DID (they even have pictures to prove it! Don't believe me? Then read it and see for your self and weep because your new "pope" is no friend of Christ, he is an idol worshiper, just like those before him:
—— No saints are not dead. As a matter of fact, according to the bible, saints are the body of Christ, i.e. all believers. Here and in heaven. Not just individuals canonized by the pagan RCC ——
Good to see that you agree with the teaching of the Catholic Church.
You are mistaken. In actuality, Cardinal Bergoglio knelt down to receive the blessing of Fr. Cantalamessa. The Protestants decided to join in. What was the Cardinal supposed to do at that point? Make a scene in front of a large audience? Or take the risk that uncharitable folk in the future would distort what actually happened?
Good catch. Thanks. I’ve seen this kind of thing before: tendentious misinterpretation of photos. I will have to remember to ping you when I notice other possible examples.
Your point of view in learning the “language” of other faith communities seems wise, patient, respectful. Thank you. I really appreciate that. I hope I always offer you the same.
Imitating Christ can't be too harsh when confronting those who slander both Christ and the Bride of Christ.
have a nice day.
I also believe that nonCatholics are capable of grasping the difference between praying to an image and praying to God in the presence of an image that invokes memories of significant events in Christian history. We had flowers in front of my dad's picture at his funeral in his protestant church. None of the nonCatholics present seemed to consider that idol worship. Not even if the pastor held that picture in his hands while praying. So again, this concept isn't foreign to nonCatholics.
So yeah, I stand by my statement that comments such as those you made are false witness. But you answer to God, not me, so I wish you peace as I leave this thread.
I would like to see your source. In the meantime, what was Fr. Catalamessa and the Cardinal doing up there in the first place?
No one shall pray in common with heretics and schismatics. (The Council of Laodicea, 4th Century).
“You say I made a charge against you. Read more carefully: if you put subject and verb together, you’ll see I did not. I as consciously making an effort not to.”
I recommend you read more carefully and write more carefully, yourself. My verb was “think”, not “charge” as you stated. But, I see from your above sentence, you use the word “charge” quite often and often wrongly.
You don’t worship the serpent.. no one prays to the serpent or cherubims.. Mary is worshipped.. she has special days- maybe even special Mariology classes... Mary if I am not mistaken is sinless in RCC. The coronation in Revelation is about Israel unless Mary is queen of Israel (maybe because we know she is called the queen of heaven).. only Enoch and Elijah that I remember are up in heaven without dying. The bible doesn’t discuss her death not because she didn’t die but because she isn’t important to our salvation. Certainly a miracle like Enoch or Elijah would have been recorded. The bible teaches us Jesus and the Holy Spirit make mediation and intercession for us. Thats 2/3 of the Trinity mediating to the Father for us.. That is in the bible.. Not making it up.. Why go to those nonomnicient dead people when you have Christ and the Holy Spirit living in you to mediate?
Fatima is a hoax perpetrated on the RCC by Satan who can transform into angels of light- 2 Corinthians 11:14
rosary ain’t biblical. In fact Christ talks about vain repetitive prayer in Mathew 6..(along with how to pray basics)
praying to Marys immaculate heart ain’t biblical.
Neither is Mary ‘s asumption- nor is praying to holy queen, mother of mercy- nor the prayer that starts out Queen of the holy rosary.
Lots of RC practices in that one little book- the manual for praying the rosary with so much not in the Word of God...
Fatima will drag some of the elect to hell....
You dont worship the serpent.. no one prays to the serpent or cherubims.. Mary is worshipped
Without intending disrespect, you are not qualified to state who I do or don't worship. Are you privy to the words and sentiments of my silent prayer?
she has special days
"Special days" don't mean the individual is worshiped any more than we worship secular figures on national holidays. If you can understand the concept of honoring the sacrifice of our military on national holidays then you can understand the concept of honoring important figures in salvation history. If I give thanks to God for the apostles who were martyred for the faith, or for Mary's faith in saying yes with no husband, or for Joseph caring for a child not his own, that's hardly worship. It's thanking God for his goodness and for giving us so many examples of faith-filled people in salvation history.
The coronation in Revelation, taken IN CONTEXT, occurs immediately after the Ark (Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant in Catholic theology, just as Luke tells us by his parallels to 2nd Samuel) appears in heaven. Later in the same chapter we learn that among her offspring are those who hold to the testimony of Jesus.
I'm not out to change your beliefs. That's the work of the Holy Spirit. I'm just here to speak the truth when others lie about Catholic beliefs.
that's hardly worship of those individuals.
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Good catch?? Don’t think so.
Thank you for being a voice of civility and common sense. I’m one Catholic who really appreciates you.