That "one passage in particular..." The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The churchs pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. Proclamation in a missionary style focuses on the essentials, on the necessary things: this is also what fascinates and attracts more, what makes the heart burn, as it did for the disciples at Emmaus. We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel. The proposal of the Gospel must be more simple, profound, radiant. It is from this proposition that the moral consequences then flow."
I have no idea what he's saying there. None. And that's not good. It sounds like babble, that can be interpreted to mean just about anything. From anyone else I'd call it bravosierra. When it comes from the Pope, I just don't know what to make of it.
posted on 09/21/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT
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“I have no idea what he’s saying there. None. And that’s not good. It sounds like babble, that can be interpreted to mean just about anything.”
I have also felt that his words are mostly babble, with no real clear meaning. The tendency for it, though, seems to be towards a universalism/liberal point of view.
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