Friday, May 19, 2017
MY TAKE ON THE POPE'S MORNING HOMILY; WHAT'S YOURS?
This is what Pope Francis said during his morning homily as it concerns the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles about a decision of the Holy Spirit and the apostles in an important matter of Church discipline:
“But there were always people who without any commission go out to disturb the Christian community with speeches that upset souls: ‘Eh, no, someone who says that is a heretic, you can’t say this, or that; this is the doctrine of the Church.’ And they are fanatics of things that are not clear, like those fanatics who go there sowing weeds in order to divide the Christian community. And this is the problem: when the doctrine of the Church, that which comes from the Gospel, that which the Holy Spirit inspires – because Jesus said, “He will teach us and remind you of all that I have taught’ – [when] that doctrine becomes an ideology. And this is the great error of those people.”
It is certainly crystal clear to me that the "ideologues" are those who promote women priests, gay marriage, Holy Communion for those in unrepentant mortal sin, who are pro-choice, pro-artificial contraception and want the liturgy to be fabricated by each parish, diocese and culture.
Who else or what else could the Holy Father mean? It is crystal clear to me especially at the conclusion of the homily His Holiness, Pope Francis says the following:
... to not be afraid in the face “of the opinions of the ideologues of doctrine.” The Church has “its proper Magisterium, the Magisterium of the Pope, of the Bishops, of the Councils,” and we must go along the path “that comes from the preaching of Jesus, and from the teaching and assistance of the Holy Spirit,” which is “always open, always free,” because “doctrine unites, the Councils unite the Christian community, while, on the other hand, “ideology divides.”