Bishop Arnold uses Pope Francis to Justify Illicit Masses
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“Pope Francis asks us to welcome everybody and to accept people as they are, made in the image of God,” Arnold replied, “and I think the Mass should focus primarily on the message of the Scriptures of the day – that we are concerned about the ongoing conversion of all of us.”
Can they not see the CONTRADICTION?
I have no doubt every child can. This is not what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about this issue and frankly it smacks of moral relativism: Fast becoming the hallmark of this papacy!
They are robbing the faithful of the opportunity of repentance and re-making their lives in the image of Christ. In short, they are doing the opposite of what they are commissioned to do!
Personally - and I am sure you won't be surprised to hear, dear reader, I find the matter of the discussion, the resolutions and the podcast, from what I have heard and read, to be utterly ridiculous and far removed from the challenges we face and the reality of Catholicism in England and Wales today. The bishops come across as disinterested in the Catholic faith, boring, over officious and overly concerned with their own machinations and self aggrandisement. Blind to the needs of the faithful and of Christ's Church.
They fritter away any relevance they may still have and compromise their moral voice, so needed at this time.