Skip to comments.Pope Francis: As Revolutionary As Henry VIII
Posted on 10/06/2017 12:05:17 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
For 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has clung faithfully to Jesus words, Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, as does, whoever marries a woman divorced from her husband.
This was an inconvenient truth for Henry VIII, who sought to have his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled. Henrys insistence on a looser interpretation of the meaning of those particular words of Jesus had far-reaching consequences, leading to Thomas Mores beheading and the 500-year-old split-off of the Church of England. Free of rigid Catholic doctrine, Henry ended up taking for himself five more wives.
Pope Francis, too, promotes non-rigidity on important points of faith, especially those for which the secular world and progressive Catholics ridicule the Church. His endorsement of a moderate approach is not moderate: It is positively revolutionary.
On June 9, 2016 Pope Francis delivered a homily that is key to understanding his mind. Francis railed against an all or nothing approach to the faith, saying this is not Catholic, this is heretical. This is the same sentiment behind his frequent severe criticism of rigid Catholics. The rigid appear good because they follow the law, he has said, but behind this, there is something that does not make them good: or they are wicked, hypocritical or sick.
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Is the pope Catholic?
Anymore it’s a valid question.
Social engineering is this Pope’s primary concern.
No Henry Ford BUILT things, this heretic “Pope” tears them down.
Bergoglio and Henry VIII would have gotten along just fine.
Yes. He’s as self-centered and ruthless as Henry VIII, too.
It may make the life of the next Pope a little uncomfortable, but there is no theological reason that most of the edicts of the current Pope Francis cannot be reversed by some future Pope. Almost certainly, Pope Francis is listening to something, but not necessarily the voice of God.
Time to declare a new schism?
I don’t know.
Francis would have given Henry VIII the annulment he wanted.
With that said, Frankie is out of his league if he thinks that by executive action he can steer the ship of state in any direction he wants. The Church, by design, does not work on a dime, it works like a huge boat. And anyone who has tried to park a boat into a boat slip knows you have to be careful how and when you turn the wheel.
The Church needs to be carefully guided, because souls are at stake.
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