[quote=Papal Follower]Ok, these were the things the priest said in the mass.
The Gospel of John is inferior to the other Gospels,. Jesus speaks to long in it. It is in my opinion the worst Gospel ever written , to detailed.
Only through us all finding disempowered people and drug addicts ect and helping them will we be saved, Prayer and Faith and Communion will not save us.
The Church is doing a bad job, we should’nt be in church services at all, we should be wondering the Earth finding poor and sick people, only then will we be saved.
Talking to people about Jesus and God, involving them in the Church, is inferior to showing them we are like christ by finding as he said " the wounds of christ among us" amongst drug addicts an other social undesirables.
John Hiner gave an excellent link for guidance on serious problems. I hope you read it and file it for future reference.
#1. As for now, I cannot see how the items you mention constitute serious heresy. Father states it as his personal opinion. He’s not teaching the parish to disregard it as not being an authentic gospel. Do you see the difference? I would agree that it is not prudent to make his opinion public, however.
#2-3. It sounds like he used literary license to emphacize that occupying a pew in Church without actively serving our fellow man is not salvific in itself. This is just an echo of St. James’ epistle, very scriptural.
#4. Father Groeschel, if you appreciate his counsel, told the audience last evening on EWTN the same thing. In other words, we don’t simply talk the talk, but walk the walk. He stressed that words alone will not convert another unless they see in us a witness of Jesus living within us through our actions and faith. His show will be repeated on Sat. afternoon, if you are interested.
I pray you won’t take this the wrong way, but sometimes we get a wrong first impression of a new (priest or anyone else), and it colors our views afterwards to the negative. Keep an open mind, and weigh whether these things are in the realm of grave and serious teachings against the Church’s doctrine.
The example that comes to mind, with a bit of amusement, is my liking for crossword puzzles. There is one in my paper that constantly challenges me, because the composer is so clever that his one word can be taken a number of ways, and I understand the description only in one mode usually. It always shocks me to find that I totally misread it, due to my own perception of his meaning. Gotta love it!
Strike: a) to slap someone; b) to engage in work stoppage and picket; c) to swing a bat; d) a call by an umpire.
See what I mean? He uses these nuances continuously, and my mind is now alert to discover the different meanings words can take on. I hope this is helpful.