From his lightly-veiled endorsement of adulterous-marriage-and-Communion (or homosexual 'marriage' and same) through his thoroughly uninformed rants about "capitalism" (which are actually directed at Americans who are cutting their contributions), his attempted re-write of moral law on the death penalty, and his scandal-heavy sodomite pals in Rome and Argentina, we've learned this: the Faith is not the Pope, and the Pope is not the Faith.
He hasn't belched out a controversy for a while, so in order to titillate the NYSlimes and his besties the Chinese Communists, not to mention every other religious body on the planet, he upped the ante! Here he goes:
…let us not be discouraged, the Lord is purifying His Bride, He is converting us all to Himself, He is putting us to the test for we to [sic] understand that without Him we are dust, He is saving us from hypocrisy, from the spirituality of appearances. He is blowing his Spirit to restore beauty to his Bride, surprised in flagrant adultery.
The actual teaching on the Church??
....The Indefectibility of the Church, therefore, is the doctrine that the Church, as Christ founded it, will last until His Second Coming. This is to be understood that the Universal Church, as a divine institution, cannot change its essential internal and external character and still remain the Church Christ founded. To comprehend what this entails, one must understand what are the essential marks of the Church. These marks are One, Holy, Catholic (or universal) and Apostolic....The Pope is free to allege that MEMBERS of the Church are 'adulterous', using the term as an analogy for 'sinful,' 'wayward,' (etc.) as was the nation of Israel.
However, the Church herself is the Body of Christ, spotless and indefectible.
What the Pope said is flat-out heresy. The man is an idiot. Don't like that characterization? OK. Then he's worse than 'an idiot.' And maybe that's the real case, eh?
I told all my friends that F. Was a kook from day one. They all loved him. They thought I was too quick to judge and intolerant, then.
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