Friday, January 10, 2014
POPE FRANCIS ENDORSES THE NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE CREED THAT MOVES IT AWAY FROM ALL THE "WE'S" TO ALL THE "I'S"
Oh, and by the way, His Holiness, the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis I, also endorse the entire Faith Tradition of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church!
This is an excerpt of his Friday's homily in the chapel of his place of residence at the Vatican Motel 6:
“Faith,” Said Pope Francis, “means confessing God – the God who revealed Himself to us, from the time of our fathers down to the present: the God of history. This we recite each day in the Creed – but it is one thing to recite the Creed heartily, and another [merely] to parrot it, no? I believe, I believe in God, I believe in Jesus Christ, I believe – but do I believe what I am saying? Is this a true confession of faith or is it something I say somehow by rote, because it is [the thing to say]? Do I believe only halfway? Confess the Faith! All of it, not part of it! Safeguard this faith, as it came to us, by way of tradition: the whole Faith! And how may I know that I confess the Faith well? There is a sign: he, who confesses the faith well – the whole Faith – has the capacity to worship God.”
(By the way, this part of his Friday's homily sounds a great deal like the last part of the inaugural homily the bishop Pope Francis I appointed to Rochester which you can hear in the previous post to this one by way of video!)
Text from page http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/01/10/pope_francis:_friday_mass_at_casa_marta/en1-762743
of the Vatican Radio website