October 18, 2015

Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101815)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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Positivity: Polish archbishop — Unless we recognize sin, Christ’s incarnation is meaningless

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Rome:

Oct 13, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a wide-ranging and hard-hitting interview with EWTN Germany, Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, said that were we to cease to recognize sinfulness, then Christ’s Incarnation would be rendered “void of its meaning.”

“We void the meaning of the whole work of the incarnation because we say that Christ has not come to us; however, beyond Christ, there is no salvation or redemption,” Archbishop Gadecki told EWTN’s Robert Rauhut in an interview which took place shortly before the Synod on the Family began.

The Polish archbishop also cautioned against chasing fads in the Church, as well as the social sciences, and discussed the importance of unity in doctrine, the continuing relevance of St. John Paul II’s teaching, the intimacy between justice and mercy, and how the Church can help marriages and families. …

Go here for the full interview.