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May 08, 2013

"Absurd dichotomy"

Among the instructions Pope Francis just offered to the International Union of Superiors General is the following, which seems to speak directly to some of the issues frequently aired here at MOJ about what the Church asks of the faithful in Jesus' name: "It is an absurd dichotomy to think of living with Jesus but without the Church, of following Jesus outside of the Church, of loving Jesus without loving the Church. Feel the responsibility that you have of caring for the formation of your Institutes in sound Church doctrine, in love of the Church, and in an ecclesial spirit.”  Sound doctrine, love of the Church, and ecclesial spirit -- these, the Pope teaches, are the way to live with Jesus.  

Posted by Patrick Brennan on May 8, 2013 at 06:17 PM in Brennan, Patrick | Permalink