Monday, June 29, 2009

Pope Benedict on "Adult Faith" vs "Do It Yourself Faith"

"Paul wants the Christian faith have a 'responsible', an 'adult faith. The word 'adult faith' has in recent decades become a popular slogan. It is often used to refer to the attitude of those who no longer adhere to the Church and her pastors, but choose for themselves what they want to believe and not believe - a kind of do-it-yourself faith."

"Speaking against the Magisterium of the Church is presented as courageous. In reality, however, it does not take courage for this, since you can always be sure of audience applause."

"Rather it takes courage to adhere to the faith of the Church, even if it contradicts the 'scheme' of the contemporary world. It is this non-conformism of the faith that Paul calls an 'adult faith.'"

~ Pope Benedict XVI

~ Via LifeSiteNews.Com

1 comment:

Bill said...

Also know as "Cafeteria Catholic"!