Thursday, September 24, 2015
ABSOLUTELY HISTORIC AND STUNNINGLY CATHOLIC--POPE FRANCIS' SPEECH TO CONGRESS AND A POWERFUL EXAMPLE OF HOW TO DO THE NEW EVANGELIZATION!
Today will be a day that I will remember as being so proud to be a Catholic completely faithful to the Holy Father, to the papal magisterium and its power to transcend the Catholic Church!
We have been woefully inadequate in handing on our faith, the complete faith and morals of the Church. A big part of the omission is the Church's social teaching that is as important as other moral teachings. Completely lacking in so many comments here, the necessary respect due the Supreme Pontiff of the Church even in non-infallible, of-the-cuff remarks. Coloring book Catholicism which means the woeful lack of a complete understanding of the Catholic Faith with its philosophical underpinnings a well as it theological underpinnings is so evident today in so many places.
The Holy Father spoke about the respect of human life from conception and until natural death and the need to rehabilitate human life that runs off the rails. He spoke of the openness to the God who created all of us and the world that sustains us.
What a marvelous synthesis of our Catholic Faith and the seamless garment between God who alone is God, human beings created in His image and likeness and their interrelated connections and the earth that God has given us to be good stewards of it.