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4 thoughts on “Francis Is About To Remake The Church In America”
George Hegel gave us the model to understand the conscious decisions of the human mind ; thesis countered by anti-thesis yields compromise or “order” .
The process is called the dialectic . Communists , socialists, and liberation theologians all operate in keeping with Hegel’s expectation – pushing the envelope to introduce the metaphysical into physical reality by constant adaptation ; an always active alive adjustment of social conduct based upon the laws and norms necessary to continuously embrace new knowledge (technologies ) .
Unfortunately, most fail to recognize, the “new” idea is a repackaged idea using new word salads . The “old” idea , The Truth , does not need to be repackaged . Jesus lived His Truth . He never gave an inch .
His Church , administered by fallen men,
rarely prays for Devine Resolve .
So what do get , the “new” thesis , and a movement of His Church twoards an embrace of disorder . The Church , rather than “remade” , loses something of its soul, a fracture of integrity .
Hegel would have you believe that “flux” is The Way to human evolution and eventual utopia . BUT the dialectic is eternal , metaphysical , and will swing in directions unpredictable. Yet, while men’s minds are unpredictable, The Mind of God is not; He is the same today , yesterday , and tomorrow. Hegel , as did Marks , failed to consider the human Spirit and The Holy Spirits influence upon the engagement of Spirit with spirit . When it occurs profoundly you observe Saint’s . Saint’s happen . His Church will not succumb to a Frances or anyone with misguided motivations.
Two brief amendments:
— ” . . Jesus lived His Truth” (as if there were OTHER “Truths” ?).
Jesus IS (the Way), the Truth, (and the Life).
— “He is the same today, yesterday, and tomorrow”. “Tomorrow”
keeps us in TIME.
“He is the same today, yesterday, and FOREVER” . . which
launches us into ETERNITY.
” . . and, as always, PRAY FOR THE CHURCH.”
No better time than now!
All you holy Angels and Archangels, pray for us.
All you holy orders of Blessed Spirits, pray for us.
All you holy Saints of God, pray for us.
St. Catherine of Siena, Apostle of the Vicar of Christ on Earth, pray for us.
By the mystery of your holy Incarnation, Lord, save your people.
By your Cross and Resurrection, Lord, save your people.
On the Day of Judgement, be merciful to us sinners.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
Post Script: . . and if I need a “cold water”, “wake-up call”
motivation to ” . . as always, pray for the Church!”, Fr. R’s
lesson in Demonology might be a good start:
St. Joseph, terror of Demons, pray for us.