Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pope Francis presents Jesus without the necessity of the Church

Pope Francis in his homily today morning for the closing of the Year of the Faith presents Jesus without the necessity of the Catholic Faith. He was true to his Jesuit formation.They use an irrational premise in the interpretation of the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII, Vatican Council II (AG 7 vs LG 16) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (846 Outside the Church No Salvation.Gesù dice al paralitico: «Àlzati, prendi la tua barella e va’ a casa tua». Quello si alzò e prese la sua barella e se ne andò.

Similarly,the Congregation for the New Evangelisation in the prayer leaflet La Domenica mentions Christ being necessary for salvation,but excludes the  necessity of the Catholic Church.
This allows them to assume that there are known cases of non Catholics in 2013, who are saved by Jesus and the Church in their different religions and so they do not have to convert. This is politically correct and convenient even though irrational. There are no such known cases to contradict the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus, the Syllabus of Error or Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II. 

The Society of St.Paul in the Prayer Intentions, of La Domenica never  mentions the Catholic Church being needed for salvation. They never says all need to be visible members of the Catholic Church, all need 'faith and baptism'(AG 7,CCC 846) for salvation.  

On the Feast of Christ the King, King of the Universe the homilies today also could not say that the Church was necessary for salvation and that all people, all non Catholics,need to enter the Church to go to Heaven and avoid Hell. 

Pope Francis said ,'
The Scripture readings proclaimed to us have as their common theme the centrality of Christ. Christ is at the centre, Christ is the centre. Christ is the centre of creation, Christ is the centre of his people and Christ is the centre of history.' 

The Scripture does not separate Christ from the Church.Christ is not separated from the Early Catholic community. The baptism of water was given within a community. There was the appeal to believe in Jesus, within a community.
-Lionel Andrades