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Argentine bishop calls on Church to take leap from ‘faith and sacraments’ to ‘Gospel and Spirit’

May 04, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Eduardo García of San Justo told the Vatican newspaper that Argentina’s bishops are fulfilling the Fifth Commandment in suspending public Masses in a time of pandemic. “We must take a leap of quality, from a Church of faith and sacraments (holder of truth and custodian of salvation) to a Gospel and Spirit Church (that of a community on the way),” he added. “I am aware that this requires an important change of direction for much of the Catholic Church. What defines a Christian is not being virtuous or obedient, but living by trusting in a God who is near, by whom he feels unconditionally loved.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 05, 2020 12:50 AM ET USA

    As C. Sarah said in the interview published 3 days ago, "this is Protestantism." My religion is based on both intellect and will. The propositions of faith are presented to my intellect either before or after justification. As reflections of truth, my intellect freely assents because man's intellect was created to be conformed to truth. My will considers the reasonableness of the conclusions the intellect has assented to, and is free to accept or reject them. "Feelings" play a minor role in this