Monday, February 3, 2014

Pope Francis Even Believes In Sin

Despite what Mr. Scalfari and Rolling Stone might say. Here's the story from Zenit:

The Holy Father reflected on the first reading which spoke of David’s sin of adultery with Bathsheba which led to the murder of her husband, Uriah. David, he said, rather than seeing his adultery as a grave sin, sees it as a problem that needs to be resolved.

“This thing can happen to all of us,” he said. “We are all sinners and we are all tempted and temptation is our daily bread. If one of us said: ‘I never had a temptation’, either you’re a cherubim or a bit stupid, no?”

“Struggle is normal in life and the devil is never calm, he wants his victory. But the problem - the most serious problem in this passage - is not so much temptation and the sin against the 9th commandment, but how David behaves. And David here does not speak of sin, he speaks of a problem that he needs to resolve. This is a sign! When the Kingdom of God is lessened, when the Kingdom of God decreases, one of the signs is that the sense of sin is lost."

Comments about sin and the Devil? I wonder if Time Magazine knows about this.

Worse than that, he quotes Venerable Pius XII:

Referring to Pius XII’s assertion that “the sin of the century is the loss of the sense of sin”, the Pope reflected on Uriah, who represents the innocent victims who suffer as consequence of our sins.

It dovetails well with out prior comments regarding Evangelii Gaudium #64. Keep this in mind when you hear about how Pope Francis is overturning Catholic applecarts everywhere.

2 comments:

David Brainerd said...

"Pope Francis Even Believes In Sin"

But does he believe in committing it or not committing it?

Throwback said...

Given what he said, yes