Skip to comments.Pope Says He Prays for Those Who Call Him a Heretic
Posted on 02/17/2018 4:51:40 PM PST by marshmallow
Vatican City, Feb 15, 2018 / 12:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told Jesuits in Chile last month that hes willing to have discussions with people who disagree with him, but that when people just shout heretic, he prays for them instead.
When I perceive resistance, I try to dialogue, when dialogue is possible; but some resistance comes from people who believe they have the true doctrine and they accuse you of being a heretic.
When in these people, for what they say or write, I do not find spiritual goodness, I simply pray for them. I feel sorry, but I do not dwell on this feeling the Pope said in a conversation with Jesuits in Chile, published in the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica Feb. 15.
Francis comment was part of a Jan. 16 conversation with around 90 Jesuits in Chile. The private encounter took place on the first full day of his apostolic visit to Chile and Peru Jan. 15-21.
In the meeting Francis answered a question about what resistance hes encountered during his pontificate and how hes responded to it.
Faced with difficulty I never say that it is a resistance, because it would mean giving up [the process of] discernment, he said, pointing out that to do so is to dismiss the shred of truth that is often at the heart of conflict.
To help with this in discussions, he said he often asks a person, What do you think? This helps him to put into context things that at first seem like resistance, but in reality, are a reaction that arises from a misunderstanding, from the fact that some things must be repeated, explained better he said.
The Pope also noted that misunderstandings or conflict are sometimes his own fault, as when he considers something......
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Some of the Catholics on this site outdo Martin Luther in their fulminations against the pope. I thought Catholicism was about following the pope, not disagreeing with him
“I thought Catholicism was about following the pope, not disagreeing with him.”
You thought wrong; that is not remotely what Catholicism is about. (You may characterize that, too, as a “fulmination”, but it is a simple fact.)
Ehh. I don’t call him a heretic. I call him a communist.
I remember a time when a Pope, a President, and a Prime Minister brought down an evil communist empire....
Yeah, but to what God?
“He said he often asks a person, What do you think? I do not believe a single word from Bergoglio. Everything is scripted in his life. He is a heretic and his prayers are empty. The Lord is tapping His fingers on the desk and has a computer totalling all the graces that Bergoglio rejects 24/7. Pity the poor guy. He clueless about divine economy.
It’s not a bad idea to pray for the poor guy. He does need it, and none other than Jesus Christ would probably approve.
Wonder who he prays to.
“Its not a bad idea to pray for the poor guy.” Good counsel. Tough but true.
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