Skip to comments.Is schism the greatest evil?
Posted on 01/09/2014 7:12:37 AM PST by BlatherNaut
"...But Dr. von Hildebrand asks some very pointed questions regarding schism:
But is a schism truly the greatest evil? The falling away of each individual person who leaves the Church is a great evil in itself, and especially for his soul, endangering his eternal salvation. But it is much worse when, although he has lost the true faith, he remains within the Church and poisons the faithful through his influence. This is worse for him, too, he adds to the awful sin of heresy that of lying, deceiving others, abusing his dignity as a Catholic, and, in the case of a priest, abusing the trust which he possesses as a spokesman for the Church
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"This message was published and preached by pastor, Msgr. Paul Garrity, at all of the Sunday Masses to adults and children alike:
It is very easy to forget that Mary would have been an unwed mother were it not for Joseph. It is also easy to forget that Joseph was not the natural father of Jesus but became his foster father and protector, along with his new bride Mary. And the circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus should fill us all with a deep respect and empathy for the poor and unwed mothers of our day. Taken all together, the first family of Christianity reminds us that there is no such thing as normal. Every family is different and this means that we need to broaden our understanding of family life beyond TV sitcoms and applaud the virtues of family living wherever we find them: two parent families, single parent families, blended families, families with two mommies or two daddies and adoptive families. What is most important is that we continually hold up the family as the instrument that God has chosen to communicate Gods unconditional love to the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society."
It would be better had this man never been born.
This “priest” wasn’t “inclusive” of polygamous families with that statement.
Or polyandrous "families", either, since his objective is not to shock, but to slyly promote the homosexual agenda to the children and families in the pews.
“The blog keeps referring to “destruction of unity” caused by schism”
Don’t you think this perverted pastor (clearly a heretic, by his own words) is a schismatic? He’s not in union with the Church, although he pretends to be.
Mortalium Animos - Reading that these days will leave you with a bad case of cognitive dissonance. There appears to be an unexplained disconnect between that document and those such as Ut Unum Sint. Still waiting for someone to provide a reasonable explanation of how these apparent contradictions are reconciled.
The title and premise of this question begs the question, does this article consider the Catholic Church to be God?
If an individual is in schism or a heretic, then yes, their union with the true Catholic Catholic Church is lacking unity. But to say that the Church is somehow lacking unity when groups of Christians leave/break away from the Catholic Church is false (which is what the blog said of the Orthodox Church as an example).
RE: Mortalium Animos: Yes. Absolutely. It’s like reading documents from two different churches.