‘We all adore the same God’… This type of expression, of significant theological imprecision, is often to be heard when of people from different religions engage in careless ecumenical chatter.
Few things are so moving as a group of children making their First Communion. It brings back vivid memories of our own childhood innocence…
Saint Paul teaches that anguish, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or the sword are not sufficient to separate us from God (cf. Rom 8:35). However, could we say the same of vices, drugs or any other thing without making any distinctions? Do these not eradicate the presence of God from our interior?
The constant changes in a society in which God is increasingly ignored present real pastoral challenges for the Church. Nevertheless, faithful to its mission, She cannot betray certain principles despite having to adapt some aspects of pastoral praxis to the new circumstances.