Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cardinal Piacenza: "If the Church Does Not Maintain Doctrine, It Will Not Progress"

(Rome) The  Cardinal Grand Penitentiary of the Catholic Church, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, exhorts the Church: "If the Church does not maintain doctrine, it can not progress".
In an interview with Vatican Radio about the Synod of Bishops a priest consecrated by Cardinal Giuseppe Siri Cardinal still says: "The Church must constantly pay attention to two areas in particular. On one hand, it must keep the people in the faith and strengthen them that they remain in a state of grace, so they are inside, and on the other hand  it must always go to the outside. If it were not strong within, it could not go out."
And further: "Often we see this dichotomy in the media, unfortunately, sometimes by Church representatives: as if the substantive issue, the doctrinal aspect is portrayed as something grumpy compared to a laughing picture, 'Is open to ... '"
"If we had no healthy people if the doctors were not be healthy, they could not heal the sick. Therefore, always   remember that you can not the one if you lose the other," said the Grand Penitentiary.
"The priority", to always realize, "is to be found in preserving the deposit of faith, unchanged through the centuries and millennia," said Cardinal Piacenza. From this position, "the doctrine is that which is not an abstract truth, but a person, Jesus Christ, always and above all else."
The Cardinal of Genoa was the first Prefect of the Congregation of the Roman Curia, who was not confirmed by Pope Francis in office. On September 21, 2013, the Cardinal was added to the honorary post of Grand Penitentiary. Since 2011, Cardinal Piacenza has been President  of the foundation of pontifical right, Kirche in Not.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: laperfettaletizia
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMGD



15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The Church must constantly pay attention to two areas in particular. On one hand, it must keep the people in the faith and strengthen that they remain in a state of grace, so they are inside, and on the other hand it must always go outside. If it were not strengthened within, it could not go out."

Sorry, no Inglese.

Anonymous said...

"The Cardinal of Genoa was the first Prefect of the Congregation of the Roman Curia, who was not confirmed by Pope Francis in office. "

Viva Cristo Rey!

Abajo con papa francis!

Anonymous said...

If the church does not maintain doctrine ,it will cease to exist

Bridget said...

Just as well. You are in abetter position to understand wagt is being said.

Bridget said...

A Church that doesn't express love doesn't deserve to exist. Love is greater than doctrine; what is the Church prepared to do about that?
How can the Church exist on doctrine alone?

Tancred said...

Because the doctrine is what has been handed down to us from Christ to the Apostles. You can't possibly love God apart from it.

Gerald May said...

You are setting up a false dichotomy. Since the Catholic Church is Christ, and more than just merely subsisting in Him, she has always taught, preached and practiced charity. It is not as if the Church only began to be loving and merciful after Vatican II. Moreover, there is no love without love, discipline, and justice.

Gerald May said...

Mea culpa Tancred, my reply is directed to Bridget's ideas.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. The Church cannot err in doctrine or morals. Any errors are not authoritative, are not of the true Church.

Anonymous said...

Bridget, what you said is absurd. The doctrine of the Church encompasses love and all the virtues. There can be no love without the truths of God, His Holy Church, His Laws.

Anonymous said...

Dear Bridget - A Church that doesn't obey the commandments of God doesn't have love. GOD is LOVE. Perhaps you better start reading scripture instead of listening to the fairy demons that have stolen the Christ child and substituted a changeling faith to lead you to hell and realize YOUR duty is to LOVE GOD at least if you want to be part of HIS Church:

If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive him, because it isn't looking for him and doesn't recognize him. But you do, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. John 14:15-17

Marie said...

"the doctrine is that which is not an abstract truth, but a person, Jesus Christ, always and above all else."

Doctrine is not an abstract truth but a person, Jesus Christ, who is "always." He is the same God yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

I like it that the true God is a constant - and not like the Bergoglio god who is a "god of surprises." Like Allah of the Muslims who contradicts himself?

LeonG said...

If you love me, keep my commandments: John 14:15
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them; he it is that loveth me. And he that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father: and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him; John 14:21

The NO dislike these verses because they contradict its foundational misconception about its own self-styled church of love. Indeed, love of man in spite of God.

Anonymous said...

"Relaxing" Doctrine is code for "CHANGING" Doctrine.

“Thou shall not commit Adultery” – GOD’s Commandment Ex 20:14 ; Deut 5:18.
“Thou shall not covet thy Neighbor’s wife” – GOD’s Commandment
Ex 20:17 ; Deut 5.20.
Teachings of JESUS about divorce and remarriage – Mk 10:6-12; Mt 5:32.
Teaching of JESUS about adultery, mercy, and required repentance – “Go and Sin NO more”
Jn 8:11.

Teaching about homosexual acts:
Gen 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:10; 1 Tim 1:10; Jude 1:7

St Paul – 1 Cor 11:27-30 about condemnation for receiving Holy Communion unworthily.

CCC: ” 81 Sacred Scripture is the speech of God as it is put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit.
And [Holy] Tradition transmits in its ENTIRETY the Word of God which has been entrusted to the apostles by Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit.
It transmits it to the successors of the apostles so that, enlightened by the Spirit of truth, they may faithfully preserve, expound and spread it abroad by their preaching. “

Anonymous said...

It is not merciful, charitable, or pastoral to - affirm, confirm or condone anyone in mortal sin.
Unrepented Mortal Sins send Souls to Hell for eternity.

CCC: " 1451 Among the penitent's acts contrition occupies first place. Contrition is
sorrow of the soul
and detestation for the sin committed,
together with the resolution not to sin again. "

CCC: "1868 Sin is a personal act.
Moreover, we have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them:
- by participating directly and voluntarily in them;
- by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them;
- by not disclosing or not hindering them when we have an obligation to do so;
- by protecting evil-doers. "

CCC: " 1759 An evil action cannot be justified by reference to a good intention. The end does not justify the means."

It is evil to affirm, condone, or confirm anyone in their mortal sins.

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