AS WITH MOST THINGS POPE FRANCIS GESTURES AND SAYS, THE CONSISTENCY ARE SO TENABLE THAT IT MAKES YOU ALMOST LIKE A BISEXUAL: YOU CAN GO EITHER WAY!
At today’s Wednesday audience, Pope Francis gave this throughly orthodox teaching:
Using the weak and sinful
Despite Paul’s checkered past, God chose to reveal His Risen Son to him, so that he might preach the Gospel to the Gentiles.
“How inscrutable are the ways of the Lord!” said the Pope. “We experience this every day, but especially if we think back to the times when the Lord called us.”
Pope Francis urged everyone never to forget the moment when Jesus entered our lives, keeping “fixed in our hearts and minds that encounter with grace, when God changed our existence.”
And he marveled at how often God makes use of sinners and the weak to manifest His will.
“And yet, none of this happens by chance, because everything has been prepared in God's plan. He weaves our history and, if we correspond with trust to His plan of salvation, we realize it.”
But just three days earlier in a non magisterial note to the ultra liberal Jesuit Father James Martin who would like same sex couples or any form of LGBTQF++++ groupings to be able to be married in the Church and become priests too:
That endorsement had made some news. But what does it mean? Of course no Catholic has to accept the Pope’s endorsement of this ministry and its heterodox components. But any Catholic now can do so and find support in Pope Francis. But does is jive with today’s papal audience where Pope Francis has a codicil about God calling and using sinners to accomplish His will? The pope speaks: “and yet, none of this happens by chance, because everything has been prepared in God’s plan. He weaves our history and, if we correspond with trust to His plan of salvation, we realize it.”
Isn’t that a call for repentance and conversion? Who knows, you can read it either way.
By the way, I find it interesting that there has been no real commentary by reputable Catholic news sources as to the implications of Pope Francis’ endorsement of Father James Martin’s LGBTQF+++ ministry which is heterodox in many ways and completely different than the Ministry of Courage.