So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Friday, October 16, 2015

Cupich is as Cupich does?

Is Archbishop Cupich another bishop who thinks he's Jesus Christ who can change the Holy Gospel to suit his sociological biases?
ROME, October 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago — who is participating in the Synod of the Family at Pope Francis’ personal invitation — said at a press scrum in the Vatican press office this afternoon that the conscience is "inviolable" and that he believes divorced and remarried couples could be permitted to receive the sacraments, if they have "come to a decision" to do so "in good conscience" - theological reasoning that he indicated in response to a follow-up question would also apply to gay couples.
A refresher course in basic Church teaching courtesy of LifeSiteNews.
The Catholic Church teaches that while a person “must always obey the certain judgement of his conscience” the conscience, at the same time, must be formed by the “Word of God” and the “Church’s authority and her teaching” to make judgments that are “in conformity with the true good willed by the wisdom of the Creator.”
“Conscience can remain in ignorance or make erroneous judgements. Such ignorance and errors are not always free of guilt,” the Catechism of the Catholic Church states.
Repentant sinners who have received absolution from a priest in good standing are always welcome to receive Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. God provides the grace to change one's life so that it better conforms to God's design for human beings. Sometimes major change in a person's life occurs immediately. Other times, change comes about bit by bit. Always, however, the Gospel remains as the unalterable standard against which we must measure our behaviour and the state of our souls. Once we begin down the road of salvation, we had best not look back.
Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”—St Luke 9:62.
Before we get too bent out of shape, we should recall Archbishop Cupich did say:
"we should look at a way in which people are not just accompanied but integrated and reconciled."
Abp. Cupich is not discounting the need for reconciliation. The question is, what does he mean by 'reconciliation'? Does he mean conversion from sin and reconciliation with God and Church? Archbishop Cupich, like too many others, is using imprecise language in an attempt to ensure feelings aren't hurt, but only succeeds in giving a limp witness to the Holy Gospel. That is, the Gospel of mercy founded on the twin truth of sacrificial love AND of divine justice.

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