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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - March 14, 2013



Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.



Servant of God Madeleine Delbrel

 
“To the extent that our world tries to break itself away from God, that people believe that they can get by without God, that they can organize things apart from God, God becomes for the world something new, and the living God of the Gospel once again becomes news.”  

(From We, the Ordinary People of the Streets)

 
Benedict XVI

Today…it is particularly important to clarify the criteria used to distinguish the authentic sensus fidelium from its counterfeits. In fact, it is not some kind of public opinion of the Church, and it is unthinkable to mention it in order to challenge the teachings of the Magisterium, this because the sensus fidei cannot grow authentically in the believer except to the extent in which he or she fully participates in the life of the Church, and this requires a responsible adherence to her Magisterium.
 
From Address to the International Theological Commission, December7, 2012)

Dr. Ralph Martin

 
“How tragic if the promulgation of a theoretical or practical presumption that almost everyone will be saved actually became the cause of many people being lost.”  

(From“Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for The New Evangelization”)

 

 

2 comments:

  1. I think I am going to have to get a copy of Ralph Martin's book. Hope I can borrow it at the public library.

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  2. Barb:

    Please do.

    I am still reading it.

    How many have been eternally misled by a false reading and interpretation of the long-standing teachings of our Church on this vital issue. Dr. Martin restores clarity to this issue and in the process has helped and will help save many ill-informed souls.

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