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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Inside the mind of a modernist

"A transcript of the Holy Father’s prepared statement, which merits closer attention than one might imagine, is available on the Holy See’s website in Spanish, the language in which it was delivered, and Italian, the text that I parsed for the present discussion.

Revealed within the Pope’s words (or better stated, reconfirmed within his words) are the machinations of a modernist mind; the same that conjured up the idea of appointing a Synod of Bishops to deliberate changes to ancient pastoral practices that can admit of no such thing without undermining the immutable doctrines from which they spring.

In his message to the gathering of theologians, Pope Francis spoke of an allegedly healthy tension between the Universal Church, custodian of the “received tradition,” and the local Church, where the faith is actually lived in “reality.”"

Cardinal Müller with considerable foresight sounded alarm bells about this false dichotomy.

“nothing more than the introduction of subjectivism and arbitrariness, wrapped up in sentimental and smug religious terminology.” 

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