Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church


June 9th, 2016, Promulgated by Diane Harris

When I first read the quote in Zenit today (by Pope Francis this morning at his daily Mass) I was shocked.  “This or Nothing” seemed to me to be a backhanded slap at the wonderful book by Robert Cardinal Sarah “God or Nothing.”  But I decided to wait until LifeSiteNews arrived tonight to verify my perception and to see if it bears the same implication.  Yes it does, and even worse.

Here is a shocking excerpt from tonight’s LifeSiteNews:

“The same condemnation of heresy against “this or nothing” Catholics would seem to target the author of God or Nothing, Cardinal Robert Sarah, who Pope Francis appointed to head the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.  In God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah forcefully rejected the notion of watering down the teaching on the indissolubility of marriage with pastoral leniency.  “The idea of putting magisterial teaching in a beautiful display case while separating it from pastoral practice, which then could evolve along with circumstances, fashions, and passions, is a sort of heresy, a dangerous schizophrenic pathology,” he wrote. 

Cardinal Sarah also issued a warning to prelates who would seek to alter doctrine by altering the practice of the Church regarding marriage.  “Men who devise and elaborate strategies to kill God, to destroy the centuries-old doctrine and teaching of the Church, will themselves be swallowed up, carried off by their own earthly victory into the eternal fires of Gehenna,” he said.

Pope Francis says that Christ “tells us: ‘But do that up to the point that you are capable.’” The Bible however, records our Lord’s words differently in the Gospel of Matthew concluding the 5th chapter where He teaches the hard truths about divorce and adultery. “Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect,” said Jesus.”  

May God protect us.


One Response to “Disturbing”

  1. Diane Harris says:

    So, if I feel called to write another book, this time against the ‘new heresies’ which abandon traditional Church teaching, my working title will be “Good for Nothing.”

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