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< slither > Heroism isn’t for the ordinary person… It isn’t for you… < /slither >

Apparently Mike and I had exactly the same thought on exactly the same day.

Mine is here.
We great minds should have editorial staff meetings more often, I guess.

Francis, Kasper and Luther all more or less have the same idea: ““>Heroic virtue isn’t for ordinary people. It’s not for everyone. Just for the special ones. For ordinary people, we’ve made up a new kind of mercy. That old kind, Christ’s kind, was no good. We need a new one.”

Seriously. I’m not making it up. Kasper said it. Out loud and in so many words in the period building up to the Synods of Doom when he was doing a promotion tour in the US.

In a recent interview with Commonweal, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed his proposal that divorced and remarried persons might receive Communion, suggesting that Christians aren’t called to be heroic.

To live together as brother and sister? Of course I have high respect for those who are doing this,” he told Commonweal’s Matthew Boudway and Grant Gallicho, referring to divorced partners who have entered into a new civil marriage.

“But it’s a heroic act, and heroism is not for the average Christian.”


12 thoughts on “< slither > Heroism isn’t for the ordinary person… It isn’t for you… < /slither >”

  1. C.Caruana says:

    Yes that idealist who claimed that we should be as perfect as the Father in Heaven, , must be corrected and brought down to earth.

  2. Two2trees says:

    I think that one can add to the “it is coming” list – the Church turned into a weapon for imposing communism and eugenics across the world.

  3. Fabiano Rollim says:

    Dear Hillary, having read your article first, I imagined either Mike had been inspired by you or you actually had had the editorial meeting. But as it turned out to be, the staff was probably provided from high.

  4. Martha says:

    That’s terribly tragic, and sadly anything but unusual in this environment. Who will be held accountable? Wonder if Pope Jolly Time has any clue what’s in store for him.

  5. dcm says:

    We continue and we pray – please listen Te Deum

  6. Rory Donnellan says:

    I’m a little surprised the over-use of air-conditioning hasn’t been raised by Pope Francis more often! Now there’s a sin worth openly condemning in an encyclical! If you live in southern California or south Florida – or anywhere in Australia, you know Pope Francis is speaking to you! Avoiding sacrilegious Communion while dabbling in adultery – well that’s only for those few called to heroic virtue?

  7. Rory Donnellan says:

    You “stuck-in-a-rut, self-absorbed, narcissistic, navel-gazing, neo-Pelagian blasphemers” better not judge – after Judas gets raised to the altars, Martin Luther could be next. Welcome to the new “Church of accompaniment” – where sodomy has “positive elements” but failure to recycle or curb your carbon footprint sends you straight to hell!

  8. Stabat Mater says:

    I have a dear friend who was married in the Church & had 1 child, divorced after husband succumbed to alcoholism. She has entered into a second legal “marriage” and had 2 more children. She is now becoming more serious about the Faith & her practice, but doesn’t think she needs to “buy” an annulment, etc. It all seems too complicated for something God for which can’t possibly be angry at her. Nonetheless, the fact that it makes her uncomfortable, and she is wrestling with it, is a step in the right direction. (Same woman works diligently & sacrifices much to eat all organic, all natural, to avoid cancer. Saving her body is worth the effort, not so much the soul.) So close to seeing the Truth before all this PF/Kasper love fest began. Now, it’s all goooooood so why bother?!?! How many souls must be lost before someone stops this insanity/incongruency/HERESY?

  9. Michael Dowd says:

    Luther reincarnated as Pope Francis:
    “Be a sinner, and
    let your sins be strong [ie, sin boldly], but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice
    in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.”
    Martin Luther

  10. Stephen Lowe says:

    Ah, the Church of the lowest common denominator….this is going to be great…wait, it doesn’t work that way…none of it works that way.

  11. Deacon_Augustine says:

    Yup – straight from the lowest bowels of hell is where this pearl of non-wisdom came from.

  12. Maggie says:

    Golly, did not the Son of God hold up our goal which is something like “Be perfect as My Father is perfect?” And the Church has always taught that we are called to holiness. We have the grace of God to pursue this goal. We are not called to just live in sin and be a so called “good person”. That is not what makes for heaven! I know, I know, there is a ‘new church’ but I belong to the Roman Catholic Church, that one instituted by Christ. Christ who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Truth does not, can not, and will not change.

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