CVS Live - 2020-02-09 - Episode 0016

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This is the 12th in a series of episodes wherein I reflect on the 16 documents of the Second Vatican Council.


CVS Live - 2020-02-09 - Episode 0016

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episode 16 live from Montreal Quebec Canada this is CBS and now here's your you well come back f-16 I'm burning through these episodes we're gonna jump right back into the X where I left off last attitude affect our non-believer friends moving on the joys and hopes the griefs and anxieties of the men of this age especially those who are poor in any way afflicted or in any way afflicted these two are the joys and hopes the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ indeed nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts but theirs is a community composed of men United in Christ they are led by the Holy Spirit in their journey to the kingdom of father and have welcomed the news of salvation which is meant for every man that is why this community realizes that it is truly an intimately linked with mankind and its history beautiful this Church in the modern world is the pastoral Constitution on the church in the modern world is English translation of the title of this document the joys and hopes the griefs and anxieties of the men in this age very poetic it's it's true whatever is human is not foreign to any of us especially to we're incorporating body of Christ became man there's nothing foreign to us and it's giving witness and voice to the faith of the whole people of God gathered together by Christ this counsel can provide no more eloquent proof of its solidarity with the entire human family with which it is bound up as well as its respect and love for that family than by engaging with it in conversation about these various problems basically why I do the podcast it's the new evangelization gaudium at space earned the motivation about me excited indirectly because I encountered doubt amazement at a chasm of the Catholic Church but definitely the new evangelization reaching out to on Catholics non-christian all people of goodwill big part of my podcast the council begins excuse me the council brings to mankind light kindled from the gospel and puts it puts at its disposal those saving resources which the church herself under the guidance of the Holy Spirit receives from her founder where the human person deserves to be preserved human society deserves to be renewed hence the pivotal pivotal point of our total presentation will be man himself whole and entire body and soul heart and conscious utterance mind and will so the enemies of attica tool will say are you see this is humanism this is modernism it is ruptured from tradition the church is no longer about Christ now it's about man man is at the center it's a it's it's no longer Christ mr. centric our new humanism modernism this is the accusation of those who who are enemies of Vatican 2 and therefore enemies of Christ in is virtually my Hamlet but it's not true a human is good and God became man the council brings to mankind okay so I read that already therefore this sacred Senate proclaims the highest destiny of man and champions the godlike seed which has been sown in him it offers to mankind the honest assistance of the church in fostering that Brotherhood of all men which corresponds to this destiny of theirs so the enemy's vatican ii will say aha the french revolution is coming to domination vatican ii of its fake church with its it's french revolution return eh eh egalité a and american a whatever it is they see here the enlightenment philosophy french revolution documents of vatican ii because that's what they want to see they don't want to submit to Christ in His Church they want to see rupture so that's what they see there plenty of opportunities to stumble if inspired by no earthly ambition Bingbing being inspired by no earthly ambition the church seeks but a solitary goal to carry forward the work of Christ does that sound like the French Revolution to the work of Christ himself under the lead of the befriending spirit Holy Spirit and Christ entered this world to give witness to the truth to rescue and not to sit in judgment to serve and not very very powerful the enemies of so-called Novus Ordo church need to sit down and read gaudium ad space they need to read it be enlightened by God man Jesus Christ in that church that the god man Jesus Christ built on the first Pope st. Peter no doubt every no doubt very many whose lives are infected with a practical materialism are blinded against any sharp insight into this kind of dramatic situation or else weighed down by wretchedness they are prevented from giving the matter any thought thinking that they have found serenity in an interpretation reality everywhere proposed these days many look forward to a genuine and total emancipation of humanity wrought solely by human effort they are convinced that the future rule of man over the earth will satisfy every desire of his heart documents of Vatican 2 in drought emits knives in particular are critiquing enlightenment rationalism French Revolution mentality directly opposing it explicitly here and clearly nor are there lacking men who despair of any meaning to life and praise the boldness of those who think that human existence is devoid of any inherent significance and who strive to confirm a total meaning on it by their own powerful very astute observation by the church on existential angst with which the material secular humanist and all shades of non-believers fall into this disparities like the central despair we can make utopia we can we have this optimistic vision like it's up to us and God is dead and let's let's build let's build from the ground up because there's no God that's gonna do it for us right so the church is critiquing this mindset if very very firm and strong language the dignity of the mind Ruth wisdom man judges rightly that by his intellect he surpasses the material universe for he man judges rightly that by his intellect he surpasses the material universe for he shares in the light of the divine mind let me read that one more time man judges rightly that by his intellect he surpasses the material universe for he shares in the light of the divine mind this could be a mantra can't over and over again remember we are not merely animals we are not evolved from apes we are not the the fetus in the womb is not just a clump of matter we are made in the image and likeness of God we transcend material universe we surpass it with our intellect on template that I meditate on that if you're not in the church meditate on this one passage from Vatican to meditate on it breakthrough moment for you not just material creatures were not limited to a certain dumbed-down scientism an absurd and self-refuting scientistic philosophy logical positivism absurd in self-refuting and which limits beside an impoverished worldview document is railing against here and it's showing us the light light of the god man Jesus Christ and His Church we choose wisely let's choose life while we still can very inspiring a document on shins frequently errors from invincible ignorance without losing its dignity the same cannot be said of a man who cares but little for truth and goodness or of a conscience which by degrees grows practically sightless as a result of habitual sin Wow we should meditate on this passages well go gaudium at spez is a knockout this is powerful powerful stuff I don't need to do apologetics I just need to point people to gaudium Exped if you're a non-believer go read gaudium at space meditate on it a dignity of the human person and sentence divine mind with we are enlightened and the bleakness of those who by when I was an atheist and I started out as an agnostic and I became more and more progressively more and more hardcore in my atheism I ended up being a solipsist Satanist all the rest as you all know but what what saved me was a my sin what what saved me was my sin Esther can famously asked would you like to thank for your conversion he said Satan as its it's Satan that we have to thank for our conversion when we realize that there's evil that there when we realize that they are sinners when we realize we're falling short of the glory of God when we realize that we're not being virtuous where we're mucking about in this filth of our own selfishness self love and self until and we realized that we're weeks it Saviour then we turned to I hate it god I hated religion but I was confronted by the reality of my sinfulness rocket science you just observed yourself yes I'm selfish yes yes I'm vain yes I'm arrogant yes I'm proud yes I I seek pleasure and I avoid every Incan every is comfort and it becomes abundantly clear that we are self-serving that were weak in that we do not even strive virtue must let much less achieve perfection in virtue and in the control of our morality and our appetites it's the most convenient observation to make but somehow we avoid making this observation about our own sinfulness and once you see it you can't unsee it so this is the conversion moment where you realize yes I am a sinner yes there are evil forces it's saving us there is a spiritual battle once you see that you can't unsee it then you're confronted with the non-believers who think that it's untrue fairy tales and mumbo jumbo just need direct them toward Christ an urgent hope that they see what you have come to see by the grace of God which is that you are an unworthy sinner useless servant even if you are in any degree righteous your righteousness is as filthy rags compared to God once you once you see with the mind's eye by the divine light of your mind to you once you see what who and what God is your sinfulness some asperity apparent you can't on the see it every day not a day goes by that I don't think about what my shameful sins I don't beat myself up it's just it's just a pledge of my continuing commitment to the old good creator who created me twice gave me physical manifestation and gave me a soul in my mother's womb and he recreated me at my entry into community the Holy Roman Catholic Church he recreated me twice so I've been created three times because I was created at baptism as an infant recreated at baptism three months old and then I was recreated a second time as an adult when I convert it to Richard so we're constantly being recreated by God and God Saint Agustin famously said that God created us the first time in the womb without our help but he will not recreate us he will not save us that would our consent without our cooperation without our help but it's always by God's grace cooperate with us grace excellent excellent text here gaudium at spaz you've got to read it continuing with the next highlight only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness the Atheist today deny free will this is key very key to Satan's plan to blind to realist they deny having free will it's unbelievable only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly and rightly so be sure often however they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them even if it is evil I thank God for gaudium it's Pez I thank God for the Second Vatican Council and the holy council fathers who gathered over 2,000 of them gathered over four years more sessions to put together this amazing document and all the amazing documents about it - mind blowing mind I use that term in its broadest general sense it's not it's not a divine revelation on a public revelation for its part the authentic freedom is an exceptional sign of the Divine image within man amen what I've been saying on my podcast what's the proof of God your freedom you're denying God in you're denying freedom I'm talking to a vending machine right now because you deny you deny that you're able to freely choose among rational options when you agitate you decide how to respond to me your smirky with your snarky anti theist comment you're just a calculating machine you have no free will in that right so I'm talking to a vending machine by I'm glib very glib with the Atheist usually because they're a self-professed vending machine or God has willed that man be left in the hand of his own counsel private interpretation private judgment leaning on your own understanding oh woe to you who call evil good and good evil Britt's part authentic freedom a is an exceptional sign of the divine image within man for God has willed that man be left in the hand of his own counsel so that he can seek his creator spontaneously and come freely to utter and blissful perfection through loyalty to him hence man's dignity demands that he act according to a knowledge and to a knowing and free choice we have free will and reason amazing and it's being denied both are being denied by the according to unknowing and free choice such a choice is personally motivated and prompted from within it does not result from blind internal impulse nor from mere external pressure Amen man achieves such a dignity when emancipating himself from all captivity to passion he pursues his goal in a spontaneous choice of what is good and procures for himself through effective and skillful action apt means to that end my case I joined the Catholic Church I didn't believe it but I joined it I wanted to worship God I wanted to find out which of the three monotheistic religions if any is the one true came to know and understand and believe by the grace of God that it's the Holy spontaneous choice to follow the good since man's freedom has been damaged by sin only by the help of God's grace can he bring such relationship with God into full flower amen before the judgment seat of God each man must render an account of his own life whether he has done good or evil if that won't wake you from your slumber nothing well you're dead you're already dead read gaudium it's best if you're not a theist read gaudium at space if it doesn't wake you from your slumber you're already dead people is that very continuing now all this holds true not only for Christians but for all men of goodwill in whose hearts race works in an on the scene way or since Christ died for all men and since the ultimate location of man is in fact one and fine we ought to believe that the Holy Spirit in a manner known only to God offers to every man the possibility of being respect and love ought to be extended also to those who think or act differently than we do in social political and religious matters - in fact the more deeply we come to understand their ways of thinking through such courtesy and love the more easily we'll will we be able to enter into dialogue with them it's as part of my podcast philosophy a new evangelization meeting people where they are not judging their heart we can't judge the heart everyone's seeking with hopefully more or less to a greater or lesser degree depending on how much what they've been through and how they're cooperating with the graces that they receive in the light of conscience f this love and goodwill to be sure must in no way render us indifferent to truth and goodness so it's not everything goes watered-down faith the Catholic Church now accepts that Hinduism is just as good as Judaism Scientology is it is vollis ISM oh you go your way although my way I'll meet you haven't know there's one truth there's one Christ there's one Lord there's one church but it is necessary to distinguish between error which always merits okay let me back up here this love and goodwill to be sure must in no way render us indifferent to truth and goodness indeed love itself impels the disciples of Christ you speak the saving truth to all men but it is necessary to distinguish between error which always merits repudiation and the person in error who never loses the dignity of being a person even when he is flawed by false or inadequate religious notions love the sinner hate the sin this is classic Vatican 2 classic Catholic Church God alone is a judge and searcher of hearts for that reason he forbids us to make judgments about the internal guilt of anyone that internal guilt it's the subjective part intellect and the free will how much do you know how free are you how freely are you choosing to do what you do and to think what you think and today when you say how much freedom is are there are constraints or limitations everyone has a story everyone has a back back story and everyone has mitigating circumstances so we need to be cautious about judging that internal world that internal guilt and only charge the externals objective external the teaching of Christ even requires that we forgive injuries and extends the law of love to include every enemy according to the command of the new law you have heard that it was said thou shalt love thy neighbor and shall hate thy enemy but I say to you love your enemies do good to those who hate you and pray for those persecute and calumny very powerful document let yeah yet there are those who while professing grand and rather noble sentiments nevertheless in reality live always as if they cared nothing for the needs of society many in various places even make light of social laws and precepts and do not hesitate to resort to various frauds and deceptions in avoiding just taxes or other debts due to society others think little of certain norms of social life for example those designed for the protection of health or laws establishing speed limits they do not even avert the fact that by such indifference they imperil their own life bike around the city montreal like a complete madman ignoring every civil law all the traffic laws because I enjoy freedom I enjoy just tooling around and not being stuck in traffic and not not respecting stop signs traffic lights driving on sidewalks going the wrong way on one-way streets this is a general confession I've confessed this so many times to so many priests and most priests say don't worry about it a few priests have said that's not right you should grab that behavior so it's on my list of things to do but I've got to start tripping that I remember for a week or two I was trying to avail the ethic laws and I was annoyed and everyone who was biking with me because occasionally I do bike with people everyone who is biking with it's also very annoyed as its it's annoying it's annoying following the loss of traffic when you're on a bicycle very very annoying but it's on my list of things to do to armed traffic laws continuing now the church guards the heritage of God's Word and draws from it religious and moral principles without always having a hand the solution to it's not like we are Catholics we have to stop thinking like oh the church tells me rule 13b subsection ooh that in this particular complicated real life raishin the appropriate thoughts words and deeds and omissions are X Y and Zed doesn't work like that you have to think we have to exercise our freedom and our virtue very complicated all human activity but we have principles all human activity constantly imperiled by man's pride and deranged self-love that's a nice term I like that deranged of love guilty as charged must be purified and perfected by the power of Christ's cross and resurrection for redeemed by Christ and made a new creature in the holy spirit man is able to love the things themselves created by God and ought to do so things are good ontological he can receive them from God and respect and reverence them as flowing constantly from the hand of God grateful to his benefactor for these creatures things using and enjoying them in detachment and liberty of spirit man is led forward into a true possession of the world as having nothing yet possessing all things all are yours and you are Christ's and Christ is God's very beautiful very powerful at all based on that principle that God created a good world but looked in his creation he said it is good he looked at nation of man he said it is very good you're made in his opinion lights continuing now the gifts of the Spirit I diverse our diverse he calls some to give clear witness to the desire for a heavenly home and to keep that desire green among the human family he summons others to dedicate themselves to the earthly service of men and to make ready the material of the celestial realm by this ministry we're not all robots we're not all obviously United on behalf of heavenly values and enriched by them his family has been constituted and organized in the world as a society by Christ and is equipped with those means which befit it as a visible and social unity thus the church at once a visible assembly and a spiritual community goes forward together with Humanity experiences the same earthly law which the world does he serves as a leaven and as a kind of soul for human society as it is to be renewed in Christ and transformed into God's family very beautiful image the holy spirit is the soul of the church and the church is the soul of the world that the earthly and heavenly City penetrate each other is a fact accessible to faith alone it remains a mystery of human history which sin will keep in great disarray until the splendor of God's Son is fully revealed pursuing the saving purpose which is proper to her the church not only communicates divine life to men but in some way casts the reflected light of that life over the entire earth he does not she excuse me this she does most of all by her healing and elevating impact on the dignity of the person by the way in which she strengthen is the seams of human society and imbues in everyday activity of men with a deeper meaning and importance us through her individual members and her whole community the church believes she can contribute greatly toward making the family of man and its history more human in addition the Catholic Church gladly holds in high esteem the things which other Christian churches or ecclesial communities have done or are doing cooperatively by way of achieving the same goal at the same time she firmly kin she is firmly convinced that she can be abundantly and variously helped by the world in the matter of preparing the ground for the gospel this help she gains from the talents and Industry of individuals and is no isolation of the church there is no fear of contamination from non Catholic Christian from non-christians from non theists there is no fear of contamination there's no fear of Satan Satan is helping also Satan is helping the church Satan is helping God and Satan is doing God's will so if Satan is doing is God's will a Satan is part of God's plan Satan and his demons are constructively helping it's just part of the punishment by the way this is what annoys and frustrated Satan and it evens everything they do helps God and His plan if that's the case then certainly your neighbor was made the image and likeness of God as home in God's plan - that's it for now thanks for being here we'll talk soon for as little as $1 per month we can support a terrible mission of CBS which has already enrolled hundreds of guests and patrons and their immediate families in the Scalabrine League of divisionary fathers of st. 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