Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pope preaches against "cafeteria Catholicism"! Oh yeah!

From a CNS/EWTN news story released yesterday:

.- Priests must not preach “Christianity 'a la carte'” and should be willing to approach even uncomfortable aspects of the Gospel, Pope Benedict said in a meeting with priests this week. ...

The Pope ... called on priests today not to shrink from proclaiming “the entire plan of God.”

“This is important,” said the Pope. “The Apostle does not preach Christianity 'a la carte,' according to his own tastes, he does not preach a Gospel according to his own preferred theological ideas; he does not take away from the commitment to announce the entire will of God, even when uncomfortable, nor the themes he may least like personally. 

“It is our mission to announce all the will of God, in its totality and ultimate simplicity. But the fact that we must instruct and preach is important — as St. Paul says — and really proposes the entire will of God.”
 Do I hear an "Amen"? OOH-RAH!

2 comments:

  1. Awesome! If only the bishops would preach this at the micro level and then we'd hear it from the pulpit!!!

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