This my response to the post of Sharing ni Franco which he also repost on other Pages of Leni Robredo. He explains the difference between faithfulness and indifference but the content is more on his protest, his own view and opinion to the Fiducia Supplican document released by Vatican.
In quotes are his statement and color blue are my response.
Many confused faithfulness with indifference. Faithfulness is abiding to commandments of God regardless of the cost. Indifference is playing safe so as not to displease people and preserve unity. Who is the supreme arbiter in the church? The pope. What will be his basis on this role? The deposit of faith.
Many unfortunately equates the pope as some oracle whose words whatever these are as standard by itself. They misunderstand pope infallibility as whatever he says regardless of the deposit of faith absolutely demands our obedience. The standard is the deposit of faith alone precisely why even in exercising his teaching authority, the pope declares dogma ex cathedra (from the seat of pete) based on what is already in the deposit.
He cant invoke his office for example to suddenly implement novelty such as same sex marriage or even just blessing them as a couple. This is/are not from the deposit of faith.
Just ask any priest on this if the church indeed rejected these prior 2023. This is because his authority comes from Jesus Christ whose teaching is clear on the matter. How are we sure of this utter rejection of behavior/relation?
In Romans 1, Paul attributes the homosexual desires of some to a refusal to acknowledge and worship God. He says, “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. . . . Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them” (Rom. 1:26–28, 32). The church simply cant bless what the Lord Jesus Christ specifically condemned himself as St Paul articulated.
Precisely why many cardinals and bishops even priests opposed fiducia supplicans.
Those against it are faithful to Christ.
Those approving of it are faithful to the pope. It is actually tragic this boils down to this, that our own pope is approving something not in keeping with our catholic doctrine. It is actually tragic that well meaning catholics are pitted against each other. What can we rightly do as faithful in light with this?
Many argue that we stay silent on fiducia supplicans as it can undermine our unity in the church.
But who are we pleasing with this posture, God or man? You mean we rather consider men of shaky faith than God himself?
Those with shaky faith are easily scandalize and leave the church at the slightest of excuse. But instead if we allow this move proceeds unchecked, we may end up losing also good catholics who will likewise be scandalized of the church seemingly accomodation of gay agenda.
When we protest of this, we protest in behalf of the church, not against the church.
We protest the pollution of her magisterium which should remain faithful to Christ’s as it is for 2000 yrs. We protest to protect her as the bride of Christ. If it seems we go against the pope here, it is not per se disobedience as many love to highlight. Rather it is obedience to Jesus Christ whose will on the matter is clearly expounded by St Paul.
So yeah lets pray for the pope here that the Holy Spirit may stir him to correct and rebuke fiducia supplicans. It is being abused as of date with the vatican itself flooded with request that their sodomite relationships be blessed there, by the pope himself.
Sa mga pro fiducia, dont act like were a cult here. If were properly cathecized, alam natin may mali dito. And to priests who swallow this line sinker and all, know that your allegiance is to Christ himself.
So process check nyo lang mga padre.
For the faithful:
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. (Ephesians 5:11)
For the priests:
And now, you priests, this warning is for you. If you do not listen, and if you do not resolve to honor my name,” says the Lord Almighty, “I will send a curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not resolved to honor me. (Malachi 2:1-2)
Mary Mother of God, pray for us.
Paradox is a noun with several nuanced definitions that address the way we use contradictions to make a point when we speak. Paradox is also a rhetorical device that can mean a statement that is self-contradictory. On the other hand, An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory words with opposing meanings, like “old news,” “deafening silence,” or “organized chaos.”
Read the following statements whether it is an oxymoron or a paradox.