In yesterday's homily, Pope Francis said that "courses in yoga, zen meditation, even extensive studies in church teaching and spirituality can never free people enough to open their hearts to God and His love" - quoting from Catholic News Service.
Say what???? Of course yoga and zen won't lead anyone to God's love; in fact they'll do just the opposite for these lead to idolatry. But to mention these in the same breath as church tradition is to place all three on the same level. To do so is a great disservices to the truth and will cause much confusion and even disdain of the development of Catholic intellect.
The quote goes on. "Only the Holy Spirit can move the heart and make it docile to the Lord.." Well, without a modicum of knowledge of Church tradition, how does one discern the action of the Holy Spirit from that of something else? Does not the teaching and spirituality of the Catholic Church originate from the Holy Spirit and God's own word?
Why the setting up of false dichotomies between this "movement" and the Sacred Tradition of the Church? Only harm and confusion can arise from this. Pray for Holy Mother Church.
The building of the House of the Abramitic Family seems to be a Babelic enterprise, concocted by the enemies of God, of the Catholic Church and of the only true religion capable of saving man and the whole creation from destruction, both now and in eternity, and definitively. The foundations of this “House,” destined to give way and collapse, arise where, by the hands of the builders themselves, the One Cornerstone is about to be incredibly removed: Jesus Christ, Savior and Lord, on whom is built the House of God. “Therefore,” warns the Apostle Paul, “let everyone is careful how he builds. Indeed, no one can lay a foundation other than the one already found there, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 3:10).
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