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Going backward harms the Church

Discussion in 'Catholic DIR' started by pearl, May 14, 2022.

  1. pearl

    pearl Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Looking back to find inspiration is good because “without roots we cannot progress,” he said. “But to go in reverse is to go back in order to have a form of defense, a safety measure that saves us from the risk of going forward, the Christian risk of carrying the faith, the Christian risk of journeying with Jesus Christ.”

    One example, he said, of returning to the past in the field of moral theology is with “casuistry,” that is, the practice of setting general laws on the basis of a few exceptional cases or using a form of reasoning that is legalistic and stripped of God’s love and mercy.

    Personally, I think this warning will go by way of many others for those who insist they are more Catholic than Francis.

    Pope Francis: Christians wanting to go backward ‘does so much harm to the church.’ | America Magazine
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