Press Conference Notice
Accredited journalists are informed that on Thursday 1 March 2018, at 11.00 am, in the Press Office of the Holy See, in Via della Conciliazione 54, the Press Conference will be held presenting the [encyclical] letter Placuit Deo to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on some aspects of salvation Christian.
– HE Msgr. Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, SI, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith;
– HE Mons. Giacomo Morandi, Secretary of the same Congregation.
I think the Holy Father is about to tell us how much he likes us!
….A new document, along with new cardinals, seems imminent….
The possibility of a new papal document has began circulating in recent days. The document – reported to be an encyclical – would deal with Catholic spirituality in the modern world.
In particular, the Pope is expected to tackle the issue of worldliness, which he has often described as one of the main problems within the Church.
In Evangelii Gaudium, the Pope underscored that worldliness “can be fueled in two deeply interrelated ways.”
First is “the attraction of gnosticism,” namely, “a purely subjective faith whose only interest is a certain experience or a set of ideas and bits of information which are meant to console and enlighten, but which ultimately keep one imprisoned in his or her own thoughts and feelings.”
The second is “the self-absorbed promethean neopelagianism of those who ultimately trust only in their own powers and feel superior to others because they observe certain rules or remain intransigently faithful to a particular Catholic style from the past.”
“According to rumors, pelagianism will be a main focus of any forthcoming papal document.”