We frequently hear read and see, that Pope Francis handles Catholicism different to our tradition, rules and regulations.
But did Jesus Christ when He was incarnated here among us, strictly keep tradition, rules and regulations?
No! He even called the Pharisees who insisted on them, a brut of vipers!
We all know, that the late, most popular Pope Benedict recently said, that he and Pope Francis are of one mind, and not even a sheep of paper would squeeze between them. Pope Francis dismissed the Secretary of the congregation of belief - Cardinal Gerhard Müller, because Müller clued onto rules and regulations of tradition.
Now here is an interview with Cardinal Gerhard Müller. Make up your own mind to it:
I heard it with very mixed feelings.
Tom me here again rules and regulations of tradition seems more important than our personal and lively relation to God. Cardinal Gerhard Müller is liable to become Pope. He’s rightly Cardinal, and in the right age.
What would happen is he would?
He’d return to all the traditions and rules the pre-Francis time followed, but in fact were not really minded nor cared about among a great number of Catholics.
That would mean that those newcomers to our Church who turned to our Church because of enthusiasm for Pope Francis, disappointedly would leave again. Headlines among Catholics would be „back to traditional lines“ and even many Catholics would leave.
We all know, that heavens is more delighted about the one sinner who returns, than about the 100 that don’t sin
There would become a new chaos within our Church.
Would God want this?
OK - our world favours evolution to creation (instead of having both within creation) - a main reason for loss of belief. Further more our time thinks God is redundant up to Nietzsche’s “God is dead”. Any afterlife is mostly denied, heaven widely disbelieved. Painfully many Catholics leave Church - also of course because of the many cases of sexual molestation of dependents by clerics within the Church.
I think Cardinal Gerhard Müller was rightly removed off his post, because rules and traditions in the old stile - which I by the way favor because I am old and hardly can accept all alterations - can’t unchanged go on in the face of too many Catholics leaving the Church. The loss of believers is truly dramatic, - simply see the statistics. Truly something must be done.
I’m sure that The Holy Spirit in this situation send Pope Francis.
Of course I think too, that Pope Francis is right, and traditionalists are wrong, because to them tradition is more important than true belief, which is our personal relation to God - the “God and I”.