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General Audience: Remorseful Francis Admits His Faults

“Even today, many are looking for religious security [is this wrong?] focusing on [poverty ideology] rituals and [Traditionis Custodes] precepts instead of embracing the God's love with their whole being” [through the beauty of the Roman Rite], Francis said at his October 27 general audience.

He calls this “the temptation of the new [climate and leftwing] fundamentalists, of those to whom it seems the path forward is scary and they do not go forward but backwards [toward eco-romanticism] because they feel safer [in their 1968 ideology].”

Francis called these people a “small group” - which is true because they are dying out, “They live 'as it was back then' [in the 1960s], they distance themselves from the [Holy] Spirit,” he stressed.

An evidently remorseful Francis admitted that "sometimes, those who approach the [politically correct] Church receive the impression that they are dealing with a dense mass of rules and regulations: but no, this is not the Church!”

Francis said that the faith „cannot be grasped on the basis of so many commandments or of a [casuistic] moral vision developed in many layers [e.g. Amoris Laetitia] which can make us forget the original fruitfulness of love nourished by prayer [as expressed in the Roman Rite].”

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Orthocat
Quote: "The path forward is scary..." Forward, ever forward! Man, how I hate that phrase! It seems to pop up in every meeting I attend. Tradition cannot coexist with the modern idea of progress. Salvation history is a RETURN to the Father God that was lost by sin in Eden!
Hound of Heaven
Psalm 23PF "The Flawed is my shepherd"
mccallansteve
Francis like: Everyone goes to Heaven so doesn't really matter what faith you are or even none at all.
Rand Miller
Yeah, why do we need doctrine? The Creed is so passe.
Prayhard
The comments in brackets are not necessarily what he meant, but Francis is wholly relaxed about contradicting himself. Peronist rhetoric which seems him called despised and undisciplined radicals 'leftists' is also a legacy of a time when there was a Fr Bergoglio SJ who was at least reasonably conservative.
De Profundis
Francis reminded with his words today of requiring face masks and backseens: "And how many times we ourselves, priests or bishops, follow so much bureaucracy to give a sacrament, to welcome people, so that people say: 'No, I do not like this', and they do not go"
chiggg1
The same old tiresome, irksome blather from the anti pope. Like a broken record. How long oh Lord ?