At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House the Pope spoke out against the spirit of adolescent progressivism which sees any choice as better than remaining within the routine of fidelity
DOMENICO AGASSO JR
The “spirit of the word that negotiates everything,” not just human values but also the faith. During today’s mass in St. Martha’s House, Pope Francis asked the Lord to save humans from this “spirit” and from “adolescent progressivism”, Vatican Radio reports. The Pope warned people to guard themselves against a “globalisation of hegemonic uniformity” which results from worldliness.
Today’s first reading was a passage from the Book of Maccabees. Francis focused on the perverted source of worldliness in this passage, which describes how the leaders of the people do not want Israel to be isolated from other nations, and so abandon their traditions to negotiate with the king.
So here we see leaders going to negotiate and they are excited about it. The pope says it is as though what they are saying is: “we are progressives; let’s follow progress like everyone else does”. The Pope noted that this is the “spirit of adolescent progressivism” according to which “any move forward and any choice is better than remaining within the routine of fidelity,” Vatican Radio reports.
These people, therefore, negotiate “loyalty to God who is always faithful” with the king. “This is called apostasy”, “adultery.” They are, in fact, negotiating their values, ” negotiating the very essence of being faithful to the Lord.”
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