The Holy Father reiterated that point yesterday during a meeting with the International Theological Commission. He defined an authentic "sensus fidelium" as coming only from Catholics who actively participate in the life of the Church and follow the teachings of the Pope and bishops. He went on to say that "it is not some kind of ecclesial public opinion and it is unthinkable to use it to contest the teaching of the magisterium.." I urge you to read the entire article for yourselves.
To those "cafeteria katholycs": No one can say "the cafeteria is closed" for there never was an authentic "cafeteria" in the first place - merely a facade of such. I thank the Holy Father for again stating the truth unambiguously. If you don't appreciate it, you have two choices:
- Repent of your disbelief and/or rebellion. Go to Confession and study your faith. Your eternal life depends on it.
- Continue on your merry way, but hopefully not for long, for this "merry way" will lead to eternal damnation should you be in your rebellious state at your time of death.