September 24, 2021 by Peter COMPLICIT CLERGY.
“Weeks after taking up his post as new p resident of the former John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Monsignor Philippe Bordeyne made a remarkable statement in a revealing interview with La Croix International, the English-language daily edited by La Croix, unofficial daily of the French episcopate, saying, “We theologians cannot continue to assert certainties about the family when we see the transformations it is undergoing today.”
What are “certainties” about the family seen from the Catholic point of view? They are definitions, rules of life. They are reflections based on the natural realities and aims of marriage, and the natural laws that govern it. They are the result of the scrutiny of the revelation that tells of God’s plan for mankind, of the supernatural objective of procreation, which is to people God’s heaven with saints, and of the nature and value of sacramental marriage, which is a reflection of Jesus’ love for the Church.
When St. John Paul II founded the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, it was clearly and profoundly attached to traditional Catholic doctrine on marriage, acknowledging the existence of absolute moral norms that are always binding and prohibit intrinsically evil acts. Such were the “certainties” mentioned above – and the fact that they were certainties did not make them uninteresting or rigid in the sense that they could not account for new realities of the day.
On the contrary, they were the principles, the supporting walls on which the Church could build in order to assess modernity and, if necessary, challenge it with the help of faith and reason – as it did, for instance, with gender ideology, which is a radical negation of the rules of God’s creation”
There are beliefs that we Catholic Christians are not able to change – The existence of God, the Trinity etc.
But there other things that are open to change and to a change of beliefs and teachings and practice.
The church showed littke interest in marriage until the 12 th century.
Same-sex partnerships were blessed in medieval times.
In time to come:
1. Celibacy will be optional.
2. Women will be ordained.
3. Same sex marriages will be blessed.
On the way there will be much division and schisms will happen.
The church will shrink.
Whats really the point in having a billion nominal members anyway?
And JP 11 will be on permanent rotation in his tomb.
WEE JOHNNIE GATES AND PALS REOPEN MAGHERAFELT PARISH. BINGO.