donderdag 22 oktober 2015

Francis Kardinaal Arinze over de Synode



“The Ten Commandments are given to us by God. Have we any authority to say it is ‘unrealistic’ to expect people to keep any of the Ten Commandments, not only number six and number nine, also number five – abortion, killing of innocent people, number seven – stealing, whether small sums of money or big?”

“We cannot go on the reasoning that it is ‘unrealistic,’” added the cardinal, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.  “You can say it is not easy. I accept that. Christ never promised us that it is easy to follow him. He said those who want to be his disciples must ‘take up their cross daily and follow me.’”



God invented marriage

Arinze said that nobody, not even the pope, has the power to change the Church’s teaching on marriage and adultery.

“Marriage is not a human invention. God created Adam, and God said, ‘it is not good for man to be alone.’ So, he created Eve. The first man and woman were created by God, which means marriage comes from the creating hands of God. It isn’t the pope who made it; it isn't the United Nations; it isn't the parliament of any nation — no matter how powerful — which means that nobody has the right, or even the power, to reinvent marriage.”
 


Divorced and remarried Catholics living in sin

Those Catholics who are civilly divorced and remarried are “technically in a state of sin, even if their conscience excuses them,” he said.

“There is such a thing as a state of mortal sin. Mortal sin is a total turning away from God. It is a terrible thing. It can be in reference to any of the Commandments, not only the sixth and the ninth,” he said.

Someone who is in the state of mortal sin is not worthy of receiving Jesus in Holy Communion, he said.

“In that case, the person disqualifies himself or herself from receiving Holy Communion because the person is in a state of mortal sin. The simple catechism says the first condition for receiving Holy Communion fruitfully is to be in the state of grace.”

“If the person is in the state of mortal sin, and receives Holy Communion, the person indeed receives Christ, but no grace…Not only no grace, but the person commits sacrilege on top of the sins the person had before.”

“That's the case where St. Paul said, ‘let the person examine  himself; he who receives unworthily receives judgment against himself.’ That is very severe,” he said.



Coming out of sin

Arinze said that receiving Jesus in Holy Communion when in the state of mortal sin can never be an occasion for helping someone come out of sin.

“To come out of sin the sacrament needed is penance, the one we popularly call confession. You go to the priest; you accept you did evil; you say it is through your fault; and you have determined, with God’s grace, to change. Then you get God's forgiveness. That helps."

“But if a person is in mortal sin and has no intention of leaving that action, then receiving Holy Communion does not help that person to become better, because sacrilege [has now been added] on top of the sin the person had before,” he said.

The cardinal said that living the Catholic faith authentically is not about “how we appear to other people,” but about “what God thinks of us.”

“All we have said now is about objective right and wrong,” he said, adding that only God alone can judge whether a person is culpable for the sins he or she has committed.

“Not even half a dozen Cardinals will judge that. God doesn't need our help to judge that. So you can see [the Catholic religion] is all about honesty and openness before God, not about what people think of us,” he said.


Bron: LifeSiteNews

Link:


https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/arinze-rebuts-cardinals-claim-that-catholic-faith-is-unrealistic-who-do-you

2 opmerkingen:

Anoniem zei

Super! En heel duidelijk!

Anoniem zei

Het 'grote' volk van Bergoglio bestaat op het eerste zicht uit de talrijke zachtmoedige modernisten en uit de stoutmoedige modernisten.

Bij nader toezien ontdekt men dat Bergoglio enkel de 'ware' paus is van de zachtmoedige modernisten. Zij aanvaarden alles wat hij zegt en doet, zelfs ongeacht het resultaat van de synode voor het gezin. Wanneer Bergoglio zegt dat we met onze tijd moeten meegaan dan geloven zij hem.

De stoutmoedige modernisten echter verlangen van Bergoglio stoutmoedigheid. Zij willen zich vrij kunnen uiten in hun zondigheid. Zij aanvaarden niet meer dat zij nog steeds als zondaars worden beschouwd.

Maar Bergoglio beperkt zich enkel tot verregaand opportunisme.
Ik denk dat opportunisme de hoofdlijn is in alle activiteiten binnen de gezinssynode.
Het is de bedoeling het moedwillig zondig gespuis te kalmeren en hen in hun duistere hoek te houden in de hoop dat zij zich zouden bekeren.

Dit duister volk heeft nochtans heel wat in zijn mars. Namelijk het allerergste.

Lezing van volgend artikel brengt onthutsend licht in deze zaak:
http://www.bloggen.be/levend_geloof8/archief.php?ID=2787231 (bericht van 25-09-2015)
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KLEINTJES, ZEER BINNENKORT ZAL DE ANARCHIE ZICH MEESTER MAKEN VAN ROME EN DE KATHOLIEKE WERELD ZAL VERDEELD ZIJN!

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