Saturday, January 25, 2014

BOMBSHELL: MORE OF THE HERMENEUTIC OF CONTINUITY BETWEEN POPES FRANCIS AND BENEDICT!


(Vatican Radio) The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., confirmed on Friday that Pope Francis has begun work on a draft text on the topic of ecology, which could become an encyclical. But, Father Lombardi said, the project is in an early stage, so it is too early to make any prediction about the timing of possible publication.

Father Lombardi said it is important to note that Pope Francis intends to put particular emphasis on the theme of “human ecology,” a phrase used by Pope Benedict to describe not only how people must defend and respect nature but how the nature of the person – masculine and feminine as created by God – must also be defended.


My Comment: Apart from ecology as it is popularly understood today and which Pope Benedict XVI certainly endorsed, Pope Francis also joins Pope Benedict to emphasize the "human ecology" which defends and respects the nature of persons, masculine and feminine. Obviously this has great importance in today's secular culture spiraling out of control as it concerns gender issues, human sexuality and the nature of marriage, not to mention, the nature of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. 

5 comments:

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Ann: You were quick in responding as I deleted the post you commented on which also deleted your comment prior to me even seeing it to post it. I had made an error in posting it so I did it over and perhaps you didn't see my full post with my comments which indicates that the ecology of the human person respects the human nature and the difference in male and female. This has ramifications for some of your shrill comments that denigrates our Holy Father and the Church of Christ!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "BOMBSHELL: MORE HERMENEUTIC OF CONTINUITY BETWEEN ...":

The Faith is in a shambles and the pope is taking time to write about nature. The liturgy has become a circus act, convents and monasteries are empty, the heresy is openly taught in so called Catholic universities, the Jesuits continue to spread error, pedophilia is a major problem in the clergy, every other day another priest is arrested for some filthy sex crime and Francis sees an encyclical on nature as a priority. I'm beginning to understand the point of view as the SSPX. Maybe it really is time to turn off the lights and just close the door. Does it get any sillier. And this is what you are touting as continuity with Pope Benedict. Francis, a bishop who just said we have to stop believing we pocess absolute truth.

Gene said...

Anonymous, hear, hear. It sounds as though, like me, you are fighting to keep Despair from the door. I struggle with this because despair is a sin...

FrJBS said...

Get people to appreciate nature, then get them to appreciate nature's God, then get them to appreciate God's Holy Church, the guardian of truth about nature's God. Brilliant! Paso a paso and brick by brick. And since nature and nature's God interact supremely in the Sacrifice of the Cross, the center of ecology must be the Holy Mass.

rcg said...

I understand the concern but will wait to see what comes of it. The fear in my heart concerning this text is that it will be used to encourage the very things hurting our environment. I do not think Pope Francis has any of that in mind, of course, any more than he wants to nationalise industries. Respect for life and respect for nature and our environment are on a continuum of respect God's works and our frail part in in it.

Anonymous said...

This is a "bombshell"?