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To: Te├│filo
"Considering that Pope Francis is the Successor of Peter one should be inclined to grant him all benefit by thinking that it is his wish that everything he says be received with the meaning intended by the Mind of the Church."

Do you believe in salvation outside the Catholic Church? Pope Francis does; here's just one example:

Pope Francis 'dismissed Anglican branch as quite unnecessary'

How much "benefit" will you give him?

35 posted on 06/01/2013 11:20:35 AM PDT by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide

I give the benefit of the doubt to the Successor of Peter any time over and against private opinion to the contrary. This benefit consists in this: everything he says is to be understood as consistent with Catholic teaching unless he directly, explicitly, and unequivocally expresses the contrary, with the intention to bind the Church to what he says.

~Theo


36 posted on 06/04/2013 12:57:04 PM PDT by Teˇfilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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