Pope Pius XII on “Rigidity”. (Yoo hoo, Jorge?)

Pius XII’s Condemnation of Situation Ethics: “Accusations of rigidity first attack the adorable person of Christ”

“Taking, therefore, the words of Christ and of the Apostle [Paul] as the strict rule, should not one say that the Church of today is rather inclined more to coddling than to severity? It so happens that the accusation of oppressive rigidity made against the Church by the ‘new morality,’ in reality, attacks, in the first place, the adorable Person of Christ Himself.”

These words, uttered 65 years ago in 1952 by Pope Ven. Pius XII against so-called ‘situation ethics’ ring true today now over one year since the publication of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia. Despite Pius XII being the reigning pope when the young Jorge Mario Bergoglio entered the Jesuit seminary as a novice, Pius’ condemnations of this”new morality” seem to have had little effect on him. Besides his daily homilies that frequently criticize “rigid” faithful Catholic, Pope Francis even told his fellow Jesuits he thought charges of “situation morality” are “boogey man” accusations, while endorsing Bernard Häring, a pro-contraception dissenting theologian. 
– See more at: rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/05/pius-xiis-condemnation-of-situation.html#more

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4 comments on “Pope Pius XII on “Rigidity”. (Yoo hoo, Jorge?)

  1. That was then.
    This is now.
    Get over it.
    Get over it.
    Get over it.
    Get over it.
    Get over it.
    Get over it.
    Rigid. Igornant. Neo-paleofascist, Prometh-headian, arghhhhh — you know who you are!

  2. Coincidentally, we caught up with a member of the exploration team…

    looking for the boogeyman of Bergoglio’s Situation Ethics accusations. It was just out of range but one of our cameras did pick up some footage…

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