I have missed wanting more days than usual to incorporate a new training entry since the previous entry has had such a good acceptance and I know that it has served, both here and outside this page, for dialogue and debate.
So much so that I have decided to make an extension since some aspects were left in the pipeline and, on the other hand, that dialogue and debate that I have mentioned, has raised new contributions that deserve to be noted.
Furthermore, as Pope Francis is pointing out in his catechesis of the Wednesday audiences, all these aspects are extremely important when it comes to addressing what mercy is.
– God’s word
Let’s start with Holy Scripture, which is the foundation of all Catholic doctrine. This is attested by the fact that the Catechism of the Catholic Church is full of biblical quotations.
In a Facebook dialogue a commentator asked, it seemed that shouting, biblical quotes that would serve as the basis for what for him was a betrayal of the usual doctrine. I contributed them and they erased them. Here they go:
“Is this how you repay the Lord, you foolish and foolish people?
Is he not your Father and your Creator, the one who made you and strengthened you? ” (Deuteronomy 32.6)
“Don’t we all have one Father? Has not one God created us? ” (Malachi 2,10)
That is to say, in these books the affirmation that God is Father appears, quite explicitly and without a doubt. We can see it through the deal: Father.
Well, that happened and a lot, a lot was written, before Jesus sent his apostles to baptize. Thus, those who were addressed by the words of Deuteronomy and the Book of Malachi, surprise! They were not baptized.
In other words, specifically, it was affirmed that the believers in Yahweh, men of the Old Testament, prior to Jesus of Nazareth, who had not received Baptism … were children of the Father God.
Therefore, a person who has received Baptism cannot be a condition for calling children of God.
– The two planes
We said in the previous post that we can say that we are all children of God because in our conception we have received the soul, God’s gift to his children.
We also said that we can affirm it because people receive grace even before receiving baptism, as can be the case with the grace of the conversion of a catechumen.
Well, without a doubt it is clear that we are facing a reality that, like so many others, can be approached from more than one plane: we are all children of God by nature but we only live as adopted children of God, incorporated into the Church of Christ, by Baptism, by baptismal grace.
The Bishop of San Sebastián, Monsignor Munilla, spoke correctly about these two plans: “The statement we are all children of God is perfectly compatible with the fact that we become children of God through baptism.” < / u>
– On the web
In a certain portal, among some commentators contrary to the words of Pope Francis, another commentator despite being in a clear minority made the voice of sanity, calm, common sense and, above all, the truth without baroque makeup heard. Esteban said:
“Already Pius XII in his Encyclical Mystici Corporis Christi said that:« … but even in other men, who are not yet united with us in the Body of the Church, let us recognize brothers of Christ according to the flesh, called together with us to the same eternal salvation. So controversy does not exist, except in a kind of ignorant ultra-integrity that supports theses similar to that of the priest Leonard Feeney excommunicated by Pius XII “
And what was Leonard Feeney defending to earn him excommunication? For he argued that all unbaptized human beings were excluded from salvation and therefore went to hell.
Well, like this, as someone who does not want the thing, he condemned most of the human beings who have lived on this our beloved Planet Earth throughout all of history. < / span>
There is a priest around, this one from this century, who is also criticizing Pope Francis day in and day out. He has been doing it since the first days of the current Pope’s pontificate. And he does it through videos, as if they were truncheons.
To him, and incidentally to some directors of portals and bloggers who call themselves Catholics, we must tell them that their little affection for ecumenism has just been understood when they are “Protestantizing” , away from Communion with the Pope.
It is worth noting that obedience to authority does not need to be obedience when the opinion, the point of view is shared. When it really is obedience and it has value, it is when efforts are made to understand and share, and they are made from mercy.
It is time for much prayer and much testimony of fidelity to the Pope.

Quique Fernandez

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