[NOTE: Because of the very serious nature of the subject matter, I’ve extended this from being Part 5 to Parts 5&6. This is done to make it not so overwhelming as well as to make sure I’m not misunderstood and accused on heresy or schism. Any errors or misstatements in this or any article on adintrad.blogspot.com is my own fault and in no way a reflection of the opinions on JungleWatch.]
- 7/9/15 , in Bolivia, on Our Lord’s Feeding of the 5000 wasn’t a physical miracle but instead was when everyone shared their food: “This is how the miracle takes place. It is not magic or sorcery. … Jesus managed to generate a current among his followers: they all went on sharing what was their own, turning it into a gift for the others; and that is how they all got to eat their fill. Incredibly, food was left over: they collected it in seven baskets.”
- 10/1/13, La Repubblica interview with Eugenio Scalfari on a very restricted view of proclaiming the Gospel: "Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us. Sometimes after a meeting I want to arrange another one because new ideas are born and I discover new needs. This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good…Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is Good."
- 10/1/13, La Repubblica interview with Eugenio Scalfari on the reducing on Divine Love to human love: “The Son of God became incarnate in order to instill the feeling of brotherhood in the souls of men. All are brothers and all children of God. Abba, as he called the Father. I will show you the way, he said. Follow me and you will find the Father and you will all be his children and he will take delight in you. Agape, the love of each one of us for the other, from the closest to the furthest, is in fact the only way that Jesus has given us to find the way of salvation and of the Beatitudes." [NOTE: there is WAY too much wrong here to explain in this blog post]
- 1/19/15, in-flight interview on CNA on how the Catholic living of “be fruitful and multiply” is really the sin of presumption: “This doesn't mean that the Christian must make children in series...I reproached a woman some months ago in a parish because she was pregnant with her eighth child, after having had seven C-sections. But does she want to leave the seven as orphans? This is to tempt God. I speak of responsible paternity. This is the way, a responsible paternity.”
- Amoris Latitiae 297, on opening the question on whether there is damnation or hell: “No one can be condemned forever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel! I am not speaking only of the divorced and remarried, but of everyone, in whatever situation they find themselves.”
- 6/26/16, in-flight interview on CNA on reversing the dogmatic teaching of the Council of Trent: “I think that the intentions of Martin Luther were not mistaken. He was a reformer. Perhaps some methods were not correct…There was corruption in the Church, there was worldliness, attachment to money, to power...and this he protested. Then he was intelligent and took some steps forward justifying, and because he did this. And today Lutherans and Catholics, Protestants, all of us agree on the doctrine of justification. On this point, which is very important, he did not err.”
- 6/16/16 Pastoral Congress of Rome, on how most sacramental marriages aren't valid: “[The worldview] is provisional, and because of this the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null. Because they say “yes, for the rest of my life!” but they don’t know what they are saying. Because they have a different culture. They say it, they have good will, but they don’t know.”
- 6/16/16 Pastoral Congress of Rome, on justification for those who cohabitate continue to do so: “They prefer to cohabitate, and this is a challenge, a task. Not to ask ‘why don’t you marry?’ No, to accompany, to wait, and to help them to mature, help fidelity to mature. I’ve seen a lot of fidelity in these cohabitations, and I am sure that this is a real marriage, they have the grace of a real marriage because of their fidelity”
Yeah, there's a lot at stake.