Skip to comments.Cardinal Lacroix: "Pope Francis is a prophet. He is taking the Church where he has to be"
Posted on 06/26/2017 10:29:55 AM PDT by ebb tide
( Cameron Doody ) .- "Pope Francis is a prophet, he is bringing the Church where he has to be, he is purifying the Church." The Cardinal Archbishop of Quebec, Gérald Lacroix, bets so strongly on the figure of Pope Bergoglio. A man who is changing the Church "forever" , creating from it "a new world".
Speaking to America after the ad limina visit last month of the Canadian Bishops, Lacroix explained that the current Pope has put his pontificate firmly in the footsteps of Vatican II. The Council "did many jobs, changed many things, and now Francis is taking us to another level, " the cardinal said. "Continue with the work of the Council, not by changing structures and documents, but by taking you and me to a deeper relationship with the Lord."
If the Cardinal of Quebec had had any doubts about the renewal of Catholicism that the Argentine pontiff continues to carry out, he dissipated, he reveals, when he experienced during the ad limina the "beautiful" environment, "like the reception of a family", which Is breathed in the corridors of the bergogliana Curia.
"The ad limina is already a demonstration that the reform of the Church under Francisco is advancing," said Lacroix. For example, in the way in which almost all the meetings that the Canadian prelates had in the different dicasteries began with the officers asking them: " The Holy Father wants us to listen to you and your experiences . So why do not we start Over there?"
But it is not that the reforms of Pope Francis are just words, the cardinal said. "We are discerning together," he said. "We are listening to each other, in order to discover what the other is living in. Francisco is making it happen."
The process of "chip change" with Francisco towards a simpler Church and more interested in discernment has not been easy for some Catholics of the world, but Lacroix relies on the Argentine Pope , from the first moment he saw him leave Balcony of San Pedro and felt "deeply moved by its simplicity" .
He also relied on him during the meetings of the Synod of Bishops in 2015, when many hierarchs felt uncomfortable because of Pope Bergoglio's insistence on discernment, a process that Lacroix nevertheless loves. "I am very happy to see it spread today," says the cardinal of the theology of Francis. "It's really going to change a lot and forever to the Church. It's a new world . "
The cardinal of Quebec, therefore, feels "very in communion" with Pope Francis, especially at pastoral level, where he is "with him". "As pastors," ponders Lacroix, "we are called to love the world as Jesus did, and that is what Francis is doing ." So much is the admiration of the cardinal for Bergoglio, in fact, who awaits with great enthusiasm a possible apostolic visit to Canada, a country where "the people love him".
"We need it, people need to see this man," says Lacroix. "It is full of the joy of the Gospel, it is close to the people ... it touches the heart, it goes to the peripheries of life". But it is not only Catholics who are in love with Francis, recalls the archbishop. "I have met Baptist ministers who have told me, 'He is our Pope too because he lives the Gospel.'"
The pope is not a prophet. He is a political activist, and needs to resign.
How very.......”Revelation” this is all becoming.
Anybody still go to church in Quebec? Didn’t think so.
Somehow, I am disinclined to believe that..............
This Cardinal Lacroix must be an apostate too...
...birds of a feather.
pastoral care and caring....good!
undermining Biblical moral law? not so good...
there is a difference, perahps some of that famous “discernment” might reveal that there is a difference
Call Francis what you like, but the fact of the matter is that he's a mainstream Protestant, nothing more, nothing less.
IOW, a typical non-Catholic heretic with a social agenda. The epitome of what ninety plus percent of people who claim to be Christian in this country are.
“Pope Francis is a prophet. He is taking the Church where he has to be”
Correction: Pope Francis is a liberal, political activist. He is taking the Church further into the toilet.
The Council, the Council, the Council.
I agree with you.
Pope Francis is leading us to schism, I stick around until I am run out because of my orthodoxy.
Great organizations occasionally get bad/evil leaders, the Catholic Church isn’t immune from getting a heretic madman as its leader.
Cannot disagree with you there. I”ll wait out Francis like I waited out Obama.
Actually, he is only taking willing liberal sycophants and idiotic sheep. Thinking Catholics know enough to avoid falling into his traps. If what he preaches doesn't line up with Gospels and Tradition, it is ignored. That doofus is not "taking" ME anywhere, thankyouverymuch
You hate your own Pope, and you still somehow manage to blame Protestants that have nothing to do with it?
That sounds SO much like projection that it’s not even funny. Seems to me like you find YOUR behavior against an anti-Christian Pope too Protestant for YOUR liking, and have to project it onto him.