Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization
Gregg I remember an article on here referring to the confusion and ambiguity following Vatican II as being a chastisement - it was by Bob Sungenis. Bishop Sheen said before the hand of God comes down on the world it comes down on the church.

Redemptorist Father Benedict D’Orazio explains:
“When God wishes to make known His displeasure toward a disobedient people, He usually rejects the sacred gifts they have presented to Him and sometimes allows even altars and consecrated images to be taken away or destroyed.”

James02 I do agree that JPII's writings were off, when I came back into the church a couple of years back (NO at first) I brought into the great hysteria surrounding him and thought he was a great mystic, I got a couple of his books and actually struggled to understand what he was trying to convey. Once I started reading trad books it was like a fog cleared. With that particular reference (pasted again below here) I think he is referring to invincible ignorance which I think some of the good pre-conciliar popes adhered to and even eminent theologians and churchmen like Garrigou-Lagrange and Archbishop Lefebvre. Without seeing the entire context of that statement the problem with it like most of his work is a lack of balance in regard to God's justice, there are no warnings of the dire consequences of those who have been given the grace to come into the Catholic Church but reject it, there is an air of "universal salvation".

"10: The universality of salvation means that it is granted not only to those who explicitly believe in Christ and have entered the Church. Since salvation is offered to all, it must be made concretely available to all. But it is clear that today, as in the past, many people do not have an opportunity to come to know or accept the gospel revelation or to enter the Church. The social and cultural conditions in which they live do not permit this, and frequently they have been brought up in other religious traditions. For such people salvation in Christ is accessible by virtue of a grace which, while having a mysterious relationship to the Church, does not make them formally part of the Church but enlightens them in a way which is accommodated to their spiritual and material situation. This grace comes from Christ; it is the result of his Sacrifice and is communicated by the Holy Spirit. It enables each person to attain salvation through his or her free cooperation.  For this reason the Council, after affirming the centrality of the Paschal Mystery, went on to declare that "this applies not only to Christians but to all people of good will in whose hearts grace is secretly at work. Since Christ died for everyone, and since the ultimate calling of each of us comes from God and is therefore a universal one, we are obliged to hold that the Holy Spirit offers everyone the possibility of sharing in this Paschal Mystery in a manner known to God."

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Re: Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization - by Jamey77 - 07-24-2012, 01:03 AM

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