Conservative Catholics question Pope Francis’s approach


My Comment:     1 Peter 4:17-18  “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?  Now  ‘If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”   (2 Peter 2:20)  ‘For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.  For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment, delivered to them.’

(Washington Post)  Rattled by Pope Francis’s admonishment to Catholics not to be “obsessed” by doctrine, his stated reluctance to judge gay priests and his apparent willingness to engage just about anyone — including atheists — many conservative Catholics are doing what only recently seemed unthinkable:

They are openly questioning the pope.

Concern among traditionalists began building soon after Francis was elected this spring. Almost immediately, the new pope told non-Catholic and atheist journalists he would bless them silently out of respect. Soon after, he eschewed Vatican practice and included women in a foot-washing ceremony.

The wary traditionalists became critical when, in an interview a few weeks ago, Francis said Catholics shouldn’t be “obsessed” with imposing doctrines, including on gay marriage and abortion. Then earlier this month, Francis told an atheist journalist that people should follow good and fight evil as they “conceive” of them. These remarks followed an interview with journalists this summer aboard the papal airplane in which the pope declared that it is not his role to judge someone who is gay “if they accept the Lord and have goodwill.”

Read the rest:  Conservative Catholics question Pope Francis’s approach – The Washington Post



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  1. To me, this is a prime example of ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’.
    “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:15-20).
    Do not follow him. Do not believe him. For he is a deceiver.

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  2. WHAT! Don’t be obsessed with the word? What kind of a priest would tell the people not to speak the word confidantly,but to stiffle it….satan comes to mind here big time!!!!!.Revelation tells that God’s people will serve Christ day & night for all Eternity,not sit with a muzzle on(Revelation 7:15).But it’s easy to see this being spoken by a Catholic priest,because there’s not many people who have not learned of the homosexuality among the priest’s and abuse of young boy’s within the wall’s of this facade they call a church.Wake Up!…Scripture teaches us Jesus is our mediator between us and God,and Jesus said anything we ask in HIS NAME not the Virgin Mary’s name will bring us Blessing’s.God Bless This Ministry of Truth.
    Julia

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