GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE 18. … “capable of loving with the Lord’s unconditional love… It was unconditional and remained faithful”…
Pope Francis says twice that God’s love is unconditional but is there an official Church document that defines that as an article of Catholic Faith? Is there an ex cathedra document, or stated explicitly in the CCC, or a Council document that defines that or some other Encyclical that establishes that as official Church teaching? I have never seen it and cannot find it and don’t know of any such document.
What I see is that God is love and God so loved the world and God loves Israel with an everlasting love but nothing I see says that God loves everybody all the time unconditionally. I see the following that God’s love is NOT unconditional and God does not love everybody all the time…
If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. Jn 15:10. (Even Jesus says he may have lost his Fathers love!!!)
Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. Jn 13:1
Keep yourselves in God’s love Jude 1:21
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. Jn 15:9
You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors. Ps 5:6.
The LORD examines the righteous, the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates. Ps 11:5.
I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word. Ps 119:158.
the LORD loves the righteous. Ps 146:8