To me a certain pattern has become clear that Pope Francis never directly answers those who put words in his mouth, his accusers or those who question him even if they do so in all sincerity and with the utmost respect and charity. ), In the latest edition of La Repubblica, Pope Francis' longtime atheist friend and interviewer, Eugenio Scalfari, claims that the Pope told him that once Jesus Christ became incarnate, he was a man, a "man of exceptional virtues" but "not at all a God.". your midst,” the cardinal said. If you value the news and views Catholic World Report provides, please consider donating to support our efforts. Scalfari mentioned examples in Scriptures in which Christ prayed, among them his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, to support his thesis that Jesus Christ was not divine. The Catechism is not inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, its just at its best, a summary of Faith. I don’t remember Christ in His 3 years of ministry covering any of the topics you raise? He is not simply a teacher of wisdom, he is not an ideal for which we strive while knowing that we are hopelessly distant from it. Scalfari did not claim that he had recently interviewed the pontiff, only saying that this was a topic he had discussed with Pope Francis at some time in the past. Your email address will not be published. “Though we do not realize it, the work of seafarers is essential for our daily lives,” Cardinal Peter Turkson wrote in a message for “Sea Sunday,” July 14. Was it in His Sermon on the Mount? (photo: Vatican Media) But this means that only God alone can judge the Pope’s soul. then why, . Is not the primary role of the Pope to confirm his brethren in the Faith? Wouldn’t the Cardinal Virtue of Prudence and common sense dictate to Pope Francis that he should avoid such traps? I’d provide links, but I don’t want to give the outrage mongers the traffic. The logic and danger of Pope Francis’s approach to selecting cardinals. “What is reported by the author in today’s article is the result of his reconstruction, in which the literal words pronounced by the Pope are not quoted. (See below. ", That interview caused an uproar and the Vatican claimed that what the Pope reportedly said was a "reconstruction" and not "quoted." The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is not a good translation because it speaks of a God who induces temptation,” he … By His sacrificial crucifixion, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead freed humanity from the wages of our first parents’ terrible sin, making possible the salvation of our eternal souls. ROME, November 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ favored Italian interviewer Eugenio Scalfari is now claiming that the Pope told him that Jesus did not have a … By Namrata Tripathi Updated On : 02:02 PST, Jan 21, 2020. Given that the sin of apostasy is far graver than the sin of heresy, should not the Sacred College of Cardinals convene to discuss whether or not Pope Francis has indeed fallen not only into “manifest heresy” but into apostasy, and therefore has “ipso facto” ceased to be the legitimate Pope, and this irrespective of whether his canonical election was valid or not? How about getting back to the simple message of the Father that Christ taught in His 3 year ministry on Earth and be focused on God’s salvation plan for Man. Print. All the increasingly desperate diversions about Scalfari’s purported “unreliability” or (even more improbably) his ignorance of Catholic teaching are just wind, unless and until the pope himself makes a clear statement disavowing the explicit propositions attributed to him. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media. In my short lifetime, I have seen major changes in the contents of the Catechism, but the written word of God never changes. Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news. Pope Francis "preached" a message in NYC where he declared that Jesus Christ was a 'failure on the cross'. If the Pope refuses to confirm us, his brothers and sisters in Christ through Baptism in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Faith, then does not the Sacred College of Cardinals have a fiduciary role according to Canon Law to depose such a Pope — electing in his place a suitable replacement as happened in the Acts of the Apostles when the Eleven Disciples who remained faithful to their Lord and Master elected St. Matthias to take the place of Judas Iscariot, who had betrayed Him? The MRC is a research and does he agree to these interviews by this man ? It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts. For the love of God, do not orthodox Catholics, laity and clergy alike, deserve clarity from the See of Peter let alone from the Princes of the Church and the Successors of the Apostles? . “In the faces of seafarers from different nations, I invite you to recognize the face of Christ in Copyright © 2020, Media Research Center. create a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish. Or, should faithful, orthodox Catholics be content to bury their heads in the sand, act like “Chinese Monkeys,” wallowing in the murky mud of Modernism until the Immaculate Heart of Mary finally triumphs and Our Lord returns in glory to judge us all including His creature, Jorge Mario Bergoglio? WOW, so Jesuit pope Satan has done it again! “The faithful are requested to remember and pray for the 1.5 million seafarers who criss-cross the oceans and the seas, transporting almost 90% of goods from one nation to another,” the cardinal said. Is Pope Francis not know , or care about the constant accusations of spreading confusion ??? The Pope believe the second coming of Jesus is His presence in the Eucharist. CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. In conclusion, in a recent interview, Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, remarked to the effect that those “who oppose the Pope [Francis]” are “automatically excommunicated.”. We recall that St. Paul adamantly rebuked St. Peter face, accusing him of hypocrisy. "Let us just recall, for the record of events, that there is no reason to doubt its general accuracy. I think not. Furthermore, is there not a serious risk here of turning into Pharisees who strained out gnats and swallowed camels unto their own condemnation and the demise of Chosen People, Israel? But logic suggests that we, orthodox Catholics, cannot have a reasonable hope in this happening since Pope Francis has not deigned to answer even the simple and straightforward “Dubia” (five questions) of the four Cardinals, two of whom are now deceased. Analysis: Archbishop Gregory says he won’t deny Biden communion. October 9, 2019 As already stated on other occasions . why. Sign up to receive a weekly email with news, analysis, and commentary from a voice you can trust! The Vatican dismissed that reporting as well. All Rights Reserved. It's the prayer Jesus taught … In Evangelli Gaudium, the pope speaks of the “divine life” of Jesus. CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. Why does Pope Francis continue to grant interviews to Eugenio Scalfari, the atheist journalist at “La Repubblica,” when every time Scalfari supposedly either misconstrues the conversation or flatly lies? During the first centuries, the Church had to defend and clarify this truth of faith against the heresies that falsified it. Pope Francis says that he welcomes open criticism, but then ignores it and in some cases punishes those who out of charity and love of the truth proffer it to him (see the cases of Cardinals Burke and Müller). I think the Pope’s actions on October 4, 2019 should be judged in light of CCC 2110-2117. Here’s what Pope Francis stated last week: “If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth. So for those concerned by the situation, let’s take a … If a baptized believer cannot obey the First Commandment, then can he or she cannot be a true Catholic-Christian. According to Scalfari, Pope Francis said, "He [Jesus] was a man until he was put in the sepulchre by the women who restored his corpse. Click here to sign up for our newsletter. ", Church Militant's Michael Voris commented, "That is the relevant part of the statement, and it, in itself, is now creating its own firestorm because it does not actually deny Scalfari's characterization, merely hinting at the possibility.". And why doesn’t the Pope himself make a statement denying Scalfari’s allegations? 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Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. Pope Francis, according to Scalfari in La Repubblica, at one time told the self-proclaimed atheist, per reports: "They are the definite proof that Jesus of Nazareth, once he became a man, even if he was a man of exceptional virtue, was not a God." ", In a statement issued Oct. 9, reported by Church Militant in Rome,  the Vatican said, "As has been affirmed in other occasions, the words that Dr. Eugenio Scalfari attributes between quotes to the Holy Father during his colloquies held with him cannot be considered as a faithful account of what was effectively said, but represent more a personal and free interpretation of that which he heard, as appears entirely evident from what was written today concerning the divinity of Jesus Christ. CNSNews.com is a division of the Media Research Center. Is there any Trinitarian or Christological justification for such a “pagan ceremony”? (464)", According to the highly respected Catholic blog, Rorate Caeli, and Radio Spada in Italy, Scalfari states in the Oct. 9 edition of La Repubblica (behind paywall) the following: "Those who, as it has happened many times with me, have had the luck of meeting him and speaking to him with the greatest cultural intimacy, know that Pope Francis conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, man, not God incarnate. Pope Francis tells a crowd of 33,000 in Rome that "a personal relationship with Jesus Christ" must be avoided at all costs. It seems this has been totally forgotten. On Thursday, La Civiltà Cattolica journal released the transcript of a meeting between Pope Francis and a group of 24 Jesuits on September 5, 2019, during his recent trip to Mozambique in which the pope suggested that certain Evangelical Protestants in the United States “cannot really be defined as Christian.” “Two important articles in Civiltà Cattolica have been published in this regard. The teaching of the Catholic Church and most Christian churches is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was incarnated as fully man and fully God. The Popes errant philosophy is that ultimately all sincere paths lead to Jesus Christ, even though a person may be worshipping Allah in the Muslim religion, that totally rejects Jesus as the Christ and denies that God has a Son... With the Apostle Peter, we confess that "there is … Pope Francis has made reference to Christ’s divinity frequently. St. Peter, the First Pope, however, had the humility through God’s grace to accept the correction and to shepherd the Church forward in the right path. '", In a March 2018 interview with Scalfari, Pope Francis reportedly said, "There is no Hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls. October 10, 2019 (CatholicCulture.org) — Did Pope Francis really really say that Jesus is not God? And what does an orthodox Catholic make of the clearly “pagan ceremony” at which Pope Francis presided in the Vatican Gardens on October 4, 2019 in the the lead up to the Amazon Synod? Comment Pope Francis delivers his homily during a Holy Mass as part of World Youth Day on November 22, 2020 at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Breaking with centuries of Christian tradition, Pope Francis told a crowd of 33,000 Catholics in Rome that “ a personal, direct, immediate relationship with Jesus … If you are unable to calculate a simple math problem why should we…, Vatican draws attention to sacrifice of seafarers, requests prayers, Pope Francis: Advent is a time of joy-filled waiting, Pope Francis to altar servers: Holiness is not for the lazy, Did Pope Francis say that Jesus isn’t God? The organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020, and will hold its world congress in Glasgow Sept. 29-Oct. 4 of that year. Recall that St. Boniface himself chopped down the oak tree worshipped by the pagan Germans; and he didn’t dig holes in order to plant new ones! In 1968, the embattled Pontiff, Paul VI, recognizing and lamenting the sad state of affairs in the Church, made a solemn profession of faith, the so-called “Credo of the People of God.”. Click here for more information on donating to CWR. Pope Calls Jesus, the Cross, a Failure #StillProtesting September 25, 2015 News Division #StillProtesting, catholicism, Francis, JD Hall, Pope, Roman Catholicism The Roman pontiff, who is – according to the 1689 London Baptist Confession and others – the or an antichrist, spoke yesterday at St. Patrick’s cathedral in New York. In his message, Turkson praised the work of Apostleship of the Sea, or Stella Maris, a Catholic organization which provides pastoral care for seafarers and their families. Or have we somehow convinced ourselves that Popes when they die receive an automatic get out jail for free card or an automatic ticket to ride to the pearly gates? We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight. In November 2013, following intense controversy over quotes the journalist had attributed to Francis, Scalfari admitted that at least some of the words he had published a month prior “were not shared by the Pope himself.”. The toils of Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio to dissolve the Catholic Church in the false ecumenism along with many destructive comments of the doctrine of Jesus clearly indicate not by explicit words but by destructive consequence that JESUS … . Pope Francis officially approved a change to the most famous prayer in Christianity. The birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. In Evangelli Gaudium, the Pope speaks of the “divine life” of Jesus. We are way past the time of doubting the general accuracy of the Scalfari quotes. Its 2000 years after Christ death, resurrection and ascension, its about time Catholics discover the Written Word of God and His Plan for mankind. P.S. Well, look. ", "Once incarnate, Jesus stops being a God and becomes a man until his death on the cross. In reality, Pope Francis was saying that the temptation to practice one’s faith without the guidance of the church was harmful and dangerous — not necessarily that a personal relationship with Jesus was … And, even more fundamentally, we must recall that Our Blessed Lord told St. Peter that once he had turned (i.e. Please excuse any grammatical errors and/or typos. In Evangelli Gaudium, the pope speaks of the “divine life” of Jesus. "Likewise, it does not affirm in any fashion that Pope Francis does indeed hold the divinity of Christ during Our Savior's earthly ministry," said Voris. ", Scalfari continues, "When I had the chance of discussing these sentences, Pope Francis told me: 'They are the proven proof that Jesus of Nazareth, once having become a man, was, though a man of exceptional virtues, not at all a God. ” by the Holy Father, . Pope Francis compares Trump to King Herod who tried to kill Jesus and innocent children. If, as the Vatican has officially acknowledged Scalfari’s papal utterances ” . And what about the immortal soul of Pope Francis? Say, ‘Lord, I did this, this, this. Have not enough good and faithful Catholics, with eyes to see and ears to hear, been scandalized enough? Lead us not into mistranslation. Famed free market economist, author, and columnist Prof. Walter E. Williams died on Dec. 2, age 84. How will Catholics respond? The mission of the Media Research Center is to From my perspective, this truth is eminently evident at the present Amazon Synod which isn’t even a week old yet and has kicked up quite a storm for all the world, including non-believers and non-Catholic Christians, to behold in horror. Pope Francis: Jesus Failed on the Cross So the Critics of Pope Francis have been loud and increasing just as much as the calls of social justice and climate change have excited the leftists in America. “In the confusion of languages, I recommend you to speak the language of Christian love that welcomes everyone and excludes no one.”. He noted that hazards faced by seafarers can include depression brought on by isolation and living in confined spaces, a delayed salary, exploitation, tough working conditions, threat of piracy or terrorist attack, and lack of proper rest. In any case, given the worse upheaval and confusion being generated in the contemporary Catholic Church, much of which is emanates from the Vatican now engulfed by the heretical and apostate Amazon Synod, is not perhaps incumbent on Pope Francis to make a similar Profession of Faith for the common good of the universal Church? This is clear from the teachings of Sacred Scripture and from Paragraphs 2084-2141 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Don’t believe the report, Vatican says -, The story of the rise, triumph, and nightmare of the modern self. After all, the “Dubia” Cardinals are still waiting for their response! I, for one, lament that this “Credo,” is not an appendix to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or at least included in the Compendium of the Catechism. The statement came in response to a column in La Repubblica, the newspaper founded by Scalfari, in which the 95-year-old self-declared atheist said that “Pope Francis conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, a man, not God incarnate.”. Pope Francis has made reference to Christ’s divinity frequently. . The group’s constitution was approved by Pius XI in 1922. repented of his predicted three-fold denial) that he would strengthen (confirm) his brethren (fellow Apostles). I have, however, received several queries from people saying they are troubled and wonder what to make of the remark. Turkson said: “I would like to encourage the chaplains and volunteers of Stella Maris/Apostleship of the Sea during their daily ship visits to be vigilant and approach each seafarer and fisher with the same committed spirit that animated the pioneers of our ministry.”, The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development released a prayer for the occasion of “Sea Sunday.”. Candidates announced for next USCCB president, A conversation with Bishop Ricken about the Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help. "As already stated on other occasions, the words that Dr. Eugenio Scalfari attributes in quotation marks to the Holy Father during talks with him cannot be considered a faithful account of what was actually said but represent a personal and free interpretation of what he heard, as appears completely evident from what is written today regarding the divinity of Jesus Christ,” Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See’s press office, said in a statement Oct. 9. One must recall that according to Dogmatic Constitution of the Word of God (Dei Verbum) of the Second Vatican Council that the Magisterium is not the Master of the Divine Word but its servant.