And aside from the mostly liberal and modernistic Jesuits, include here those who graduated from the following theological schools in the Philippines!
St. Vincent School of Theology
Maryhill School of Theology
Institute of Formation and Religious Studies
East Asian Pastoral Institute
Euntes Mission Center, Zamboanga City
They are surely groaning that this pope is not into the "Spirit of Vatican II" of openness and acceptance.
And like Teilhard de Chardin and some of his brother Jesuits, like those who love that God-awful song "Christify"........Christ is present in everything and He expresses Himself in different cultures and religions....He may be Buddha for the Buddhist.........stuff like that.
Nail on the coffin for those who teach error like that!
Here is the full text of his homily:
I thank His Eminence, the Cardinal Dean, for his words: thank you very much, Your Eminence, thank you.
I also thank all of you who wanted to come today: Thank you. Because I feel welcomed by you. Thank you. I feel good with you, and I like that.
The [first] reading today makes me think that the missionary expansion of the Church began precisely at a time of persecution, and these Christians went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, and proclaimed the Word. They had this apostolic fervor within them, and that is how the faith spread! [Dear TPC readers, do you see that same religious fervor when you hear the likes of Bernas and Tabora publicly questioning the Church??? Duh.] Some, people of Cyprus and Cyrene - not these, but others who had become Christians - went to Antioch and began to speak to the Greeks too. It was a further step. And this is how the Church moved forward. Whose was this initiative to speak to the Greeks? This was not clear to anyone but the Jews. But ... it was the Holy Spirit, the One who prompted them ever forward ... But some in Jerusalem, when they heard this, became 'nervous and sent Barnabas on an "apostolic visitation": perhaps, with a little sense of humor we could say that this was the theological beginning of the Doctrine of the Faith: this apostolic visit by Barnabas. He saw, and he saw that things were going well. [Only those who have something to hide are afraid of an Apostolic Visitation. When can we have one for seminaries and the nuns here in the Philippines, eh?]
And so the Church was a Mother, the Mother of more children, of many children. It became more and more of a Mother. A Mother who gives us the faith, a Mother who gives us an identity. But the Christian identity is not an identity card: Christian identity is belonging to the Church, because all of these belonged to the Church, the Mother Church. Because it is not possible to find Jesus outside the Church. [BOOM! Take that ECUMANIACS!!!] The great Paul VI said: "Wanting to live with Jesus without the Church, following Jesus outside of the Church, loving Jesus without the Church is an absurd dichotomy." And the Mother Church that gives us Jesus gives us our identity that is not only a seal, it is a belonging. Identity means belonging. This belonging to the Church is beautiful. [Now, you see why most of his Jesuit brothers hate him? hahaha]
And the third idea comes to my mind - the first was the explosion of missionary activity; the second, the Mother Church - and the third, that when Barnabas saw that crowd - the text says: " And a large number of people was added to the Lord" - when he saw those crowds, he experienced joy. " When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced ": his is the joy of the evangelizer. It was, as Paul VI said, "the sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing." And this joy begins with a persecution, with great sadness, and ends with joy. And so the Church goes forward, as one Saint says - I do not remember which one, here [The pope is speaking right off the cuff] - "amid the persecutions of the world and the consolations of the Lord." And thus is the life of the Church. If we want to travel a little along the road of worldliness, negotiating with the world - as did the Maccabees, who were tempted, at that time - we will never have the consolation of the Lord. And if we seek only consolation, it will be a superficial consolation, not that of the Lord: a human consolation. The Church's journey always takes place between the Cross and the Resurrection, amid the persecutions and the consolations of the Lord. And this is the path: those who go down this road are not mistaken.
Let us think today about the missionary activity of the Church: these [people] came out of themselves to go forth. Even those who had the courage to proclaim Jesus to the Greeks, an almost scandalous thing at that time. [Ecumaniacs surely are scandalized if you start preaching Jesus to the Muslims and pagans. Yup. Ask most missionaries in the South, and up North and the members of the MSP. They bring Christ's love to the world. But ask them if they try to convert the people. You'd be surprised to learn that these missionaries do not want to convert them.] Think of this Mother Church that grows, grows with new children to whom She gives the identity of the faith, because you cannot believe in Jesus without the Church. Jesus Himself says in the Gospel: " But you do not believe, because you are not among my sheep." If we are not "sheep of Jesus," faith does not some to us. It is a rosewater faith, a faith without substance. And let us think of the consolation that Barnabas felt, which is "the sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing." And let us ask the Lord for this "parresia", this apostolic fervor that impels us to move forward, as brothers, all of us forward! Forward, bringing the name of Jesus in the bosom of Holy Mother Church, and, as St. Ignatius said, "hierarchical and Catholic." So be it.
"Hierarchal and Catholic". Bummer for collegial monsters out there.
Such a bummer.
That is how the Church was since her foundation.
Blame Christ for it. He made a patriarchal, hierarchical Church, contrary to the beliefs of the "Bad of Spirit of Vatican II" trumpeters.
Christ chose Peter to govern over the Church. And Peter's successor continues to do so.
If you want collegiality, join the Anglican Communion. They are happily united to be disunited.