Skip to comments.Rigid thinking isnít divine, Pope tells staff of Jesuit magazine
Posted on 02/09/2017 3:55:49 PM PST by ebb tide
Discernment is needed to understand lifes ambiguities, not rigid thinking that tends to silence the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis has said.
True discernment can only be achieved by interpreting the signs of the times and listening to the sufferings of others, especially the poor, the Pope told editors and staff of an Italian Jesuit journal.
Rigid thinking is not divine because Jesus assumed our flesh, which is not rigid except at the time of death, he said.
The Pope met the editors and staff of La Civilta Cattolica, a Jesuit-run magazine founded by Pope Pius IX in 1850. The Rome-based biweekly continues to be reviewed by the Vatican Secretariat of State before publication.
Commemorating the journals 4,000th issue, the Pope said it was a truly unique milestone. He also encouraged the editors and staff to continue their journey and to remain in the open sea.
A Catholic should not be afraid of the open sea nor look for shelter in safe havens. Above all, you, as Jesuits, must avoid clinging to certainties and securities. The Lord calls us to go out in mission, to go far off and not retire to safeguard our certainties, he said.
As the journal launches versions in English, Spanish, French and Korean, the Pope said, Civilta Cattolica can continue its mission of being a Catholic magazine that doesnt simply defend Catholic ideas, but transmits and give witness to Christ.
Editors, journalists and staff, he continued, must be guided by the prophetic spirit of the Gospel, especially in a world that is complex and full of challenges.
In particular, there is a shipwreck culture that seems to triumph nourished by profane messianism, relativistic mediocrity, suspicion and rigidity as well as a dumpster culture where everything that doesnt work as it should or is considered useless is thrown away, the Pope said.
He also encouraged the journals staff to use the magazine to help men and women understand that todays world is not a black and white canvas. It is a colourful canvas.
This is the area of discernment, the space in which the Spirit stirs the heavens like air and the sea like the water, he said. Your task as Blessed Paul VI asked of you is that of living the confrontation between mans deepest desire and the perennial message of the Gospel.'
So, they are just the 10 suggestions, then?
And I can dismiss what I regard as your rigid thinking, if I deem it to be rigid?
Great. Just great.
Wow - “dumpster culture”...haven’t heard that one before.
Can’t believe anyone listens to this phony anymore.
“listening to the signs of our times”!!! What a FAKE POPE!!!
“Then unbelieving Priests reform’d the nation,
And taught more pleasant methods of salvation;
Where heav’ns free subjects might their rights dispute,
Lest God himself should seem too Absolute.....
Is breaking the “10 Suggestions” a great thing for this pope?
Somehow Jesus was always calling someone on the carpet because they were not thinking in a rigid and righteous manner.
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And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden '?"
So much for the moral teachings of the Church. And you might as well throw the Catechism in the dustbin as well!
THERE IS a vast different between being compassionate and caring ... and listening and trying to help the sick poor old and so forth..(see Sermon on the Mount).............and abandoning Biblical moral law/teachings.
There’s a big big problem when anyone, including the Pope, attempts to conflate the two ....
one we should all try to do more of, the other we should all try to avoid ..........
It’s all relative; according to this Pope.
No, there are fifty shades of gray.
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PLOTZED = verb (used without object), Slang.
to collapse or faint, as from surprise, excitement, or exhaustion. :^)
Please keep John Vennari in your prayers. He’s the editor of Catholic Family News and is battling cancer now.