Skip to comments.The Francis Transformation
Posted on 10/03/2013 6:13:38 AM PDT by marshmallow
He has unveiled the true program of his pontificate in two interviews and a letter to an atheist intellectual. With respect to the popes who preceded him the separation appears ever more clear. In words and in deeds
ROME, October 3, 2013 The first meeting, in these days, of the eight cardinals called to consultation by Pope Francis and his visit tomorrow to Assisi, the city of the saint whose name he has taken, are acts that certainly characterize the beginning of this pontificate.
But even more characterizing, in defining its approach, have been four media events of the month just ended:
- the interview of pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio with "La Civiltà Cattolica,"
- his letter in reply to the questions addressed to him publicly by Eugenio Scalfari (in the photo), the founder of the leading secular Italian newspaper, "la Repubblica,"
- his subsequent conversation-interview with Scalfari,
- and another letter in reply to another champion of militant atheism, the mathematician Piergiorgio Odifreddi, this last written not by the current pope but by his living predecessor.
Anyone who might wish to understand in what direction Francis intends to proceed and in what he is separating himself from Benedict XVI and from other popes who proceeded him need do nothing other than study and compare these four texts.
(Excerpt) Read more at chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it ...
There’s more where that came from! “The Popes Against Modern Errors” 16 Papal Documents from Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII, St. Pius X, Piux XI, and Pius XII. Published by Tan Books.
Another huge little factoid: Pope St. Pius X required all clergy, professors, and anyone in positions of authority to take the “Oath Against Modernism.” Pope Paul VI dispensed with it. Surprise, surprise... not!
It must be noted that in the previous conclave when Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Pope, Cardinal Bergoglio received the support of Martini’s liberal faction against Benedict XVI.
Your Welcome,Thank-you and God Bless.
Yet to correct you, Pope Francis is doing just that, he is proselytizing, proclaiming the good news of Jesus, the Gospel.
Where have you been in the last two weeks?
You need to start correcting yourself before claiming you're "correcting" others.
I leave you with this.
Remember Jesus told St. Francis that he calls him to “rebuild His Church”. That is what Pope Francis is doing, rebuilding Jesus’s Church. Before you go and preach the Gospel to non-believers, the Believers themselves need to experience conversion themselves.
Done debating you. God Bless you.