Dissecting the “New Paradigm” of Pope Francis

This is very relevant to the modern crisis

Erick Ybarra

20151006cnsph358 Cardinal Wuerl and Cardinal Schonborn as they leave the opening session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 5, 2015 (CNS/Paul Haring)

Dr. Eduardo Echeverria, Professor of Philosophy and Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, in his recent article entitled “History, unchanging Truth, and Vatican II” at the Catholic World Report, takes on a difficult task  in attempting to relate together the absolute truth of Christian revelation and its transmission through the medium of changeable and historically-conditioned human expressions (i.e. doctrinal formulations within a certain social and historical context). Dr. Ed puts his finger on the right target by situating the veracity of the 2nd Vatican Council, at least partly, on whether we can maintain the enduring validity of the doctrinal content of the Church’s past doctrinal formulations while at the same time acknowledging the changeability in their contextualized framing.

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Liberal Masterminds


Have you grown frustrated with the fact that, since the 1960s, the traditional Catholic faith has been very difficult to make clear to liberals that their positions are at odds with the long-standing Tradition of the Church? This is because they are not stupid. They are clever as can be. Notice when Amoris Laetitia hit the public, there has since been all sorts of intellectual defenses as to how it just makes it in, even by a millimeter, to the field goal of Catholic orthodoxy? Notice how when the Universal Catechism paragraph 2267 was revised by Pope Francis, the Catholic Answers kitchen was able to cook up a quick and easy explanation as to how it just falls within, albeit with some difficult explanation and esoteric distinctions, the orange cones of orthodoxy? Continue reading