Wednesday, September 23, 2015
IS POPE FRANCIS TEACHING US THE BALTIMORE CATECHISM? I THINK SO!
I teach the Baltimore Catechism to each class and I go once a week. Today's class is the first chapter on why we exist.
This caught my attention in the Baltimore Catechism as it concern Pope Francis and the thrust of his teaching magisterium:
"As followers of Jesus, He wants us, His sheep, to love one another, to help one another, to be kind to one another..."
Doesn't this tie in exquisitely with what Pope Francis said to the American bishops today? Here is an excerpt:
"Harsh and divisive language does not befit the tongue of a pastor (or any Catholic for that matter), it has no place in his heart," said Francis. "Although it may momentarily seem to win the day, only the enduring allure of goodness and love remains truly convincing."
The Baltimore Catechism quoted above is what Pope Francis teaches.