DOES CARDINAL PELL HAVE A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HELL OR PURGATORY TO BECOME THE NEXT POPE
Just on the basis of what His Eminence recently said in a National Catholic Register interview, I would welcome him:
research confirms that] the more radically liberal the beliefs and
practices of the Christian community, the more quickly they lapse into
Religiously conservative movements are more durable. Our fundamental teachings are clear and are non-negotiable.
would be obliged to maintain them even if they damaged numbers and
practice. But contrary to expectations, it is the liberal Catholic
communities e.g. in Belgium, Quebec, as well as Protestant groups who
accommodate to the world who are losing more people.
The Church seems to be split on whether to maintain or relax Church discipline, specifically on reception of the Eucharist.
not just offering hospitality at Mass, with Holy Communion. If you come
to my place, I’ll offer you a biscuit and tea or coffee, it wouldn’t
matter who you were. But that’s not what we believe about the Eucharist.
We believe it really is the body and blood of Christ, the son of God.
have to be a monotheist. You have to believe in Jesus Christ, and in
the Real Presence. St. Paul wrote about the dispositions necessary to
make a good and fruitful reception of Communion.
have a wonderful story about a career criminal who was in jail. The
chaplain was asked whether the prisoner came regularly to the prison
Mass. He said yes. And then the chaplain was asked if the man went to
Communion, and he replied, “No, he is a man of faith. He understands
that he can’t go to Communion.”