Follow-up: Two great listeners challenge Gomer's previous assertion that Fr. James Martin is corrupting the faith by falsely accommodating the moral teachings of the Church to win LGBT+ souls for Christ. They assert that he isn't respecting 'gradualism' for the sake of the 'heroic ideal.' Gomer asserts that's Lutheran, not Catholic.
Luke vents about the National Dialogue on Young Adult ministries, and how much he hates this stuff. Surveys?! How dare you? Gomer asks Luke then how do you know what people are saying and thinking about this stuff unless you ask, survey, etc.? Luke: "It reaks of 'we have nothing else to do'."
If you haven't read through "Rejoice and Be Glad" by Pope Francis, you are truly missing out. Amidst the loud noises of McCarrick-Vigano, etc., we still need to realize that Pope Francis has got some really, really good stuff. Gaudete et Exsultate is some good stuff.
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- Gaudete et exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation on the call to holiness in today's world (19 March 2018) | Francis — 49. Those who yield to this pelagian or semi-pelagian mindset, even though they speak warmly of God’s grace, “ultimately trust only in their own powers and feel superior to others because they observe certain rules or remain intransigently faithful to a particular Catholic style”. When some of them tell the weak that all things can be accomplished with God’s grace, deep down they tend to give the idea that all things are possible by the human will, as if it were something pure, perfect, all-powerful, to which grace is then added. They fail to realize that “not everyone can do everything”, and that in this life human weaknesses are not healed completely and once for all by grace. In every case, as Saint Augustine taught, God commands you to do what you can and to ask for what you cannot, and indeed to pray to him humbly: “Grant what you command, and command what you will”.