Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THE CHURCH IS A MOTHER NOT A NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (NGO)


Pope Francis reminded them Jesus said he would not leave us orphans.

“How can we not feel a burning in the heart and say to everyone, especially young people: You are not an orphan. Jesus Christ has revealed to us that God is our Father and want to help you, because he loves you?” Pope Francis asked.

He lamented a culture that leaves young people orphaned without jobs, and multiplies the opportunities for pleasure, distraction, curiosity, but “is not able to bring man to true joy.”

Pope Francis said the Church needs to be a Mother, not a “well-organized NGO with a bunch of pastoral plans”.

“Being in the Church is being at home with mom,” he said. The Holy Father said without this, going to Church becomes like going to an institution, and gives it the identity of a football team, where people are just “fans” of being Catholic.

He said people need to feel the “tenderness” of a Mother in the Church.

“We have to always welcome people with a big heart, like family,” he said.

This is especially true in dealing with young people, and the Pope said the Church must encourage the participation of the youth.

Pope Francis concluded his remarks by thanking the parish priests present.

“The Italian Church is strong thanks to the parish priests,” he said.

22 comments:

Catholic Mission said...

The 'organisation' still teaches that Nostra Aetate is an exception to extra ecclesiam nulla salus. This is false.We do not know any one saved with ' a ray of the Truth' (NA 2).


June 17, 2014
Catholic Religious contradict most Catholic priests and nuns : Nostra Aetate is not an exception to extra ecclesiam nulla salus

http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2014/06/catholic-religious-contradict-most.html

Anonymous said...

First of all, I wonder what the he....ck Catholic Missions is talking about.

It seems as if many people here at good old SO do not think of the church as a warm, loving, forgiving, embracing mother, but rather as a cold, stern, unforgiving father, who seldom embraces us, and in fact has a bit of a mean streak....who is almost just waiting for us to screw up so he can belt us, or burn us in hell forever.

Gene said...

I see the Pope is, once again, attacking capitalism by saying that "speculation" is taking food out of the mouths of the poor. It is a good thing that economic ignorance does not become church doctrine. The Pope is a socialist…I suppose that is all that South American/Third World nonsense he spent years soaking up down there. If it were not for Capitalism, the "poor" would be a helluva lot worse off than they are now. He needs to just be quiet about economics for a while and stick to attacking devout, traditional Catholics...

Anonymous said...

I hate to break it to you, Gene, but Christianity and socialism are kissing cousins.

Pater Ignotus said...

Catholic Mission - No one teaches that Nostra Aetate is an "exception" to Nulla Salus. No one.

JBS said...

I'm afraid I don't understand what Catholic Mission is talking about.

Gene said...

No, Anonymous, you are wrong. The old BS about Christianity being "socialist" or "communist" was debunked about three decades ago. You are late getting the news. You can't read modern political philosophy back into First Century society. Jesus was not Marx or Chavez…he wasn't a 60's college professor.

Anonymous said...

You're right, Jesus was not Marx or Chavez or a 60s college professor. He was a Jew who became a Christian who said that it was wrong for some to have way more stuff than they need while others do not have enough to live. Maybe you're late getting the news.

Pater Ignotus said...

JBS - I checked out Catholic Mission's link - his site is, well, RATHER odd.....

Gene said...

"Jesus was a Jew who became a Christian…" do you even realize what a stupid statement that is?

Flavius Hesychius said...

'He was a Jew who became a Christian'

This sentence makes zero sense.

George said...

Catholic Mission:

The Catholic Church is the Divinely ordained instrument of salvation on earth, established by the Son of God, the Christ ,the Second Person of the Trinity. Now if there was salvation outside the Church, why would she be necessary? The Church on earth, acting in concert with the Blessed Virgin's God-given role in Heaven to aid her, is the means and conduit by which the merits of Christ's redemptive suffering and death are distributed and conferred to the salvific benefit of sinners.

Ezekial 47 - The water flowing from the temple.
Can not this temple be seen as the Catholic Church and the water flowing from her God's grace? This stream which provides life? Can this not be seen if we are in a state of holiness as grace which can flow out of ourselves as Temples of the Holy Spirit to touch others ?

"Extra ecclesiam nulla salus" is a truth which cannot be fully understood without a spiritual knowing which can only come from God. All salvation comes by way of the Catholic church, that is true. Salvation is a mystery unfathomable and incomprehensible even to the angelic intellect. There are those who have opened the door of their intellect to acquire knowledge of God through His teachings, but have not opened the door of their heart to allow that knowledge which is beyond all human understanding to penetrate and inform them.
Give thanks and praise that we possess as an unmerited gift by the grace of God that which we do not fully know and understand .

Pius X (A.9 Q.29) Catechism:
But if a man through no fault of his own is outside the Church, can he be saved? If he is outside the Church through no fault of his, that is, if he is in good faith, and if he has received Baptism, or at least has the implicit desire of Baptism; and if, moreover, he sincerely seeks the truth and does God's will as best he can such a man is indeed separated from the body of the Church, but is united to the soul of the Church and consequently is on the way of salvation.

Intercessory Prayers, good works, and sacrifice constitute our co-operation with God in bringing salvation to the world.The Divine grace of God through power of the Holy Spirit reaches out beyond the Church physical boundaries to those who through no definitive act of the will and full knowledge have rejected her truth.

Flavius Hesychius said...

Whoops, that's a clause, not a sentence.

That clause makes no sense.

Gene said...
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Anonymous said...

Are you saying that Jesus was not a Jew? Are you saying that he was not the founder of Christianity?

Gene said...

No, Anonymous, you are saying that Jesus converted to an already extant "Christianity" with your ridiculous statement and busily trying to cover it up like a cat burying crap on a tile porch.

Anonymous said...

EUGENE....I NEVER SAID THAT JESUS CONVERTED TO AN ALREADY EXTANT CHRISTIANITY.

Even though you're armed and dangerous (LOL), I'm telling you not to tell me what I'm saying.

Gene said...

Anoinymous, You said, "…he was a Jew who became a Christian.' This implies that Christianity already existed and Jesus converted. Quit wiggling.

Gene said...
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Anonymous said...

One last try, Eugene, before I give up on you.
Jesus was a Jew who became a doughnut maker. You might say that this implies that Krispy Kreme already existed and Jesus got a job there...when , in fact Jesus started his own bakery. That's what happened...Jesus started his own Church. Get it?

Gene said...

Anonymous, Let me attempt to educate you: Scholarship varies, but the consensus seems to be that the term "Christian" was first adopted between the late First Century or the early Second Century by either the Roman police or pagan groups to describe the followers of Christ. Initially, after Christ's death, His followers were referred to as a cult called "Chrestos," the e and i in Greek being pronounced similarly and often confused. In Acts, the term employed is christianos, which is a Latinism and therefore could not be of Jewish or Syrian origin. It was probably a pagan designation of disdain. Others believe the term came to wide use in Antioch during the time of Ignatius.
At any rate, the term was not widely used until the Second Century, and Jesus was not its "founder."

Gene said...

No, Anonymous, Jesus did not start a Church, either.
To anyone who has studied the NT, Church history, or Biblical scholarship, you look like a fool. But, keep on…it is getting better.