Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pope Adopts NewChurch Trinitarian Formula

[Zenit] --Q: Holy Father, now that we are about to begin the Jubilee, can you explain what movement of the heart drove you to highlight precisely the subject of mercy? What urgency do you perceive in this regard, in the present situation of the world and of the Church?

--Pope Francis: The theme of mercy has been strongly accentuated in the life of the Church, since Pope Paul VI. John Paul II stressed it strongly with Dives in Misericordia, the canonization of Saint Faustina and the institution of the Feast of Divine Mercy on the Octave of Easter. In line with this, I felt that it is somewhat a desire of the Lord to show His mercy to humanity. Therefore, it didn’t come to my mind, but rather the relatively renet renewal of a tradition that has however always existed.

My first Angelus as Pope was on God’s mercy and, on that occasion, I also spoke of a book on mercy which was given to me by Cardinal Walter Kasper during the conclave; also, in my first homily as Pope, on Sunday, March 17, I spoke of mercy in the parish of Saint Anne. It wasn’t a strategy; it came to me from within: the Holy Spirit wills something. It’s obvious that today’s world is in need of mercy, it is in need of compassion, or to begin with <compasion>. We are used to bad news, to cruel news and to the greatest atrocities that offend the name and life of God. The world is in need of discovering that God is Father, that there is mercy, that cruelty isn’t the way, that condemnation isn’t the way, because the Church herself sometimes follows a hard line, she falls into the temptation of following a hard line, into the temptation of stressing only the moral rules, many people are excluded.

HT: Rorate

He's also sanitizing the Ugandan Martyrs:



Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, let us be merciful like a mother and cancel the celebration of the coming of our Redeemer Jesus Christ as a newborn baby so that we can murder our baby to "Silent Night." At least that show calls itself "scandal". Only spirit inspiring fran and kasper is demonic. It's no wonder the world governed by the Prince of Darkness hails him as their vicar.

Psalm 84. Benedixisti, Domine. The coming of Christ, to bring peace and salvation to man.

[1] Unto the end, for the sons of Core, a psalm. [2] Lord, thou hast blessed thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. [3] Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people: thou hast covered all their sins. [4] Thou hast mitigated all thy anger: thou hast turned away from the wrath of thy indignation. [5] Convert us, O God our saviour: and turn off thy anger from us.

[6] Wilt thou be angry with us for ever: or wilt thou extend thy wrath from generation to generation? [7] Thou wilt turn, O God, and bring us to life: and thy people shall rejoice in thee. [8] shew us, O Lord, thy mercy; and grant us thy salvation. [9] I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me: for he will speak peace unto his people: And unto his saints: and unto them that are converted to the heart. [10] Surely his salvation is near to them that fear him: that glory may dwell in our land.

[11] Mercy and truth have met each other: justice and peace have kissed. [12] Truth is sprung out of the earth: and justice hath looked down from heaven. [13] For the Lord will give goodness: and our earth shall yield her fruit. [14] Justice shall walk before him: and shall set his steps in the way.

Anonymous said...

Every Friday a new gesture of mercy by his merciful BoR. Great,isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Many people exclude themselves.

Anonymous said...

After "oh holy father..."I stopped reading immediately.There is nothing and I mean nothing Holy about Rome nor has there been for the past 4-5 decades.