Wednesday, June 21, 2017

IS THIS A PUBLIC ANSWER TO THE DUBIA? I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS ANY WHERE ELSE? ODD THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO THINK A POPE WOULD HAVE TO CLARIFY THIS BECAUSE OF HIS OWN AMBIGUITIES

The Pope: "If marriage is not" forever "it is better not to marry"

21/06/2017 Francis at the general audience: "Whoever really loves has the desire and courage to say" forever "but knows that he needs the grace of Christ and the help of the saints in order to live the everlasting life forever . Not like some say "as long as love lasts". O forever or nothing »


"He who really loves has the desire and the courage to say" forever "-" forever "- but he knows that he needs the grace of Christ and the help of the saints in order to live married life forever. Not like some say "as long as love lasts". No: forever! Otherwise, it's better not to marry you. O forever or nothing. " Pope Francis repeats three times in St. Peter's Square, the "forever" that is at the base of Catholic marriage. It does so during the hearing where he speaks of the Saints and the help they can give us in everyday life. Even in marriage. It is no coincidence that the Pontiff, the intercession of the saints, the "multitude of witnesses" mentioned in the Letter to the Jews proclaimed before catechesis is first invoked at the time of Baptism, and then in priestly ordination or In the sacrament of marriage for the bride and groom.
 
"But one of you," asked Francis, "may ask me," Father, can you be holy in everyday life? "Yes, you can. "But does this mean we have to pray all day?" No, that means you have to do your duty all day long: praying, going to work, guarding your children. But everything needs to be done with the heart open to God, so that work, even in sickness and suffering, even in difficulties, is open to God . And so you can become holy. May the Lord give us the hope of being holy. We do not think it's a hard thing, which is easier to be delinquent than saint! No. It can be holy because the Lord helps us; It is He who helps us. " The Pope's desire is that we can "become Christ's image for this world", "people who also live by accepting a portion of suffering because they are responsible for the fatigue of others."
 
Our story needs "mystics", people who refuse domination and aspire instead to charity. "Without these men and women the world will not hope," warns Francis, who concludes with a wish: " To you and to me, the Lord gives you the hope of being holy ."
 
Christianity, Francesco explains, "cultivates an invaluable trust: does not believe that negative and disgusting forces can prevail. The last word on man's history is not hatred, it's not death, it's not war . " And it is the saints who testify that "Christian life is not an unreachable ideal", they have known our "own labors", joys and sorrows. To assist us, then, in life is the hand of God and their presence. "We are not alone," the Pontiff assures several times: "The Church is made up of innumerable brothers, often anonymous, who have preceded us and who, through the action of the Holy Spirit, are involved in the affairs of those who still live here."

1 comment:

Bernard Fischer said...

It's on Catholic News Agency. And it makes a little more sense.
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/dont-think-holiness-is-for-you-the-saints-can-help-pope-francis-says-34780/