Speaking of Paul VI and surprising comforts…

I just saw the following quotation on another forum–it is solid gold!

“4. In making this profession, we are aware of the disquiet which agitates certain modern quarters with regard to the faith. They do not escape the influence of a world being profoundly changed, in which so many certainties are being disputed or discussed. We see even Catholics allowing themselves to be seized by a kind of passion for change and novelty. The Church, most assuredly, has always the duty to carry on the effort to study more deeply and to present, in a manner ever better adapted to successive generations, the unfathomable mysteries of God, rich for all in fruits of salvation. But at the same time the greatest care must be taken, while fulfilling the indispensable duty of research, to do no injury to the teachings of Christian doctrine. For that would be to give rise, as is unfortunately seen in these days, to disturbance and perplexity in many faithful souls.”

— Paul VI, Credo of the People of God, 30 June 1968

All I will note is, this was penned in early/mid 1968, and a young man named Bergoglio was ordained as a post-conciliar Jesuit in late 1969.

Dry cough.


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2 Responses to Speaking of Paul VI and surprising comforts…

  1. Owing to the refusal of the Papacy to discipline heretics within the Catholic Church (see opening address to the V2 Council) Pope Paul VI was constrained to issue the Credo at the behest of Mr. Maritain.


    Nothing has changed up until this very moment; ok, ABS is kidding; it is worse, far worse.

    The refusal to discipline heretics within the Church is a continuing scandal and issuing Encyclicals and Credos and Synodal Reports etc etc can not paper-over the fetid heresies and heterodoxy and indifferfence issuing from the highest levels of the Church.

    Did the Popes during the 1962-65 BCE years, and following, think Jesus was kidding about Matthew !6:19?

    Jesus made that promise for a reason but our modern Popes refuse to discharge their duties as if letting the heretical wolves run wild amongst the sheep is an act of charity and compassion.

    Ii is not enough for our bad shepherds shepherds to leave we sheep exposed to the attacks by the wolves, no: the bad shepherds denounce the most faithful of those sheep and ridicule them and call them names as the wolves ravage them

  2. Papal Address to Italian Bishops’ Conference about The infamous Dutch Catechism, as reported by La Croix, April 11, 1970 (H/T Abbe de Nantes)

    It is a document inspired by the charity of pedagogic dialogue that witnesses to the desire and the art of speaking in a simple and persuasive manner, suited to the mentality of modern man. We shall do well to give it an important place and to make it the starting point of a great, harmonious, and untiring renewal of catechetics for the present generation. This requires that the Magisterium of the Church ….we owe it our respect and confidence.

    After reading such speeches, and especially, his address to the UN, about our soon-to-be-canonised Pope, ABS wonders what he believed and when did he believe it?

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