In his second epistle, Saint John teaches. “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him in your house or even greet him” (2Jn 10). But Francis dictates other norms of conduct for our times – if not with words, at least with his notorious gestures and, above all, in everyday life.
Everyone must be received, regardless of the doctrines they profess, even if they are overtly rebellious, or even hostile, toward the Faith of the Church of Christ.
Everyone must be greeted, and special attention must be paid to those who lead a morally scandalous life or defend doctrines contrary to those of the Church.
Everyone must be pardoned and welcomed, even those who are not repentant and have no intention of amending their evil ways, but on the contrary, even insist on proselytizing about them…the very same proselytism that he doesn’t want Catholics to engage in!
We must pray with everyone, whether they are Catholics or otherwise; with no intention of attracting them to the faith, but rather to practice ecumenism of prayer.
All of the victims of terrorism must be inscribed in the Martyrology, even those who are neither martyrs nor saints, nor even Catholics…in order to achieve ecumenism of blood.
Ecumenism of suffering, ecumenism of the consecrated life, sacramental ecumenism, spiritual ecumenism, occupational ecumenism, communal charity ecumenism…
It would be worth asking Francis what to do when, by practicing biblical reading ecumenism, one encounters the above-mentioned passage…
After having analyzed some of Francis’ surprising declarations, we wonder…
Does our faith no longer have any meaning? Is ecumenism the only thing that matters?
What does Francis understand the sacraments to be? Are they the same both within and outside of the Church?
Let us take a look at what two millennia of Church Magisterium have to tell us. Enter here
PS – And in case you have recently arrived to the Denzinger Bergoglio, you must read one of our most popular studies on Francis’ warped doctrine of the ecumenism of Blood.