151 – “The internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God”

There is no doubt that the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia is principally surprising in the field of matrimonial morality, in its veiled contradiction to the principles always defended by the Church. But readers may find many other worrisome points for reflection within this document; they perhaps appear inoffensive, at first sight, but are very decisive points, in reality.

Let us analyze number 278, found in the seventh chapter. This part is dedicated to the education of children, and stands out for its lack of true religious spirit. It could easily pass for an ethical manual that goes around in any secular institution. The scriptural passages that appear smack of mere formality, for the text has no theological depth whatsoever, and is irrelevant in face of the aggressive question of sex education, presented further on in numbers 280-286. If someone is able to discover, within these six paragraphs, something that could be taken as an incentive toward the fulfillment of the law of God, please let the writers of the Denzinger-Bergoglio know. Our theologians were unable to find anything after exhaustive evaluation.

But the topic at hand concerns the use of technology in child education. Without ever mentioning the non-negotiable precedence of Catholic education, Francis proposes “creative alternatives” for the utilization of electronic devices and the mass media, considered by him as an important part of modern life. It is supposedly necessary to know how to take due advantage of these assets so that the members of a family may unite, love one another and share experiences. And this would signify a true success story in the field of education.

Have we forgotten the incessant waves of immorality that enter the family circle through the Internet, television and the like? And what about the immorality and satanic practices to with children fall prey under the negligent gaze of parents? Who can convince us that it is impossible to undergo grave danger, but rather auspicious to be an unsullied Christian with navigating on any of these universally touted devices?

The Denzinger-Bergoglio presents its readers with a very necessary study about what Amoris Laetitia omits in its seventh chapter.

Francis

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Teachings of the Magisterium

Enter in the various parts of our study

ContentsAuthors
I – Are parents today conscious of the real risks that new forms of media pose for children and adolescents? Hasn’t the Magisterium already warned against these causes of perdition in souls?
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What does God expect from parents within the educative process of their children?
III – The mission of the Church is to influence human society with its doctrine


I – Are parents today conscious of the real risks that new forms of media pose for children and adolescents? Hasn’t the Magisterium already warned against these causes of perdition in souls?


Vatican Council II (Ecumenical XXI)

Keep modern man, intent as he is on the science and technology of today’s world, from becoming a stranger to things divine

John Paul II

The influence of the mass media often offers a vision that differs profoundly from that which the family must transmit to children
It is the duty of parents to educate themselves and their children to make a reasonable and conscious judgment regarding the media

Benedict XVI

Risks of technology that claim total autonomy from the moral norms inscribed in the nature of the human being
The expansion of the media brings on the dangers of standardization, control and intellectual and moral relativism – the pollution of the spirit

Pontifical Council for Social Communications

Media of communication can be used to corrupt

John Paul II

Media programs frequently present a distorted picture of what a family is: parents risk unwittingly ceding to the media in shaping children’s attitudes

II What does God expect from parents within the educative process of their children?


Pius XII

A system of education that does not respect the sacred precincts of the Christian family protected by God’s holy law, incurs condemnation

Pius XI

One must not become attached exclusively to the passing things of earth
The true Christian does not renounce the activities of this life but develops them by coordinating them with the supernatural
Every form of pedagogic naturalism which in any way excludes or weakens supernatural Christian formation in the teaching of youth, is false. From tender childhood the mind must be enlightened and the will strengthened by supernatural truth and by the means of grace.

Vatican Council II (Ecumenical XXI)

Children should be taught from their early years to have a knowledge of God

John XXIII

A piety which was felt as child, but not cared for in adolescence, results in a veritable shipwreck in the faith

Pius X

There are Christians who live rashly and imprudently with regard to religion

Pius XII

Strive so that your children and youth receive an ample and well-based religious formation

Pius IX

The youth are exposed to greater dangers whenever the method of education does not rest on the most intimate union of all of the subjects with religious teaching

John XXIII

The overall comportment in life needs to be oriented according to the Christian message

Saint John Bosco

It is necessary to purify love and thus transform human sentimentality into refined and sublime love – to subject sensibility to reason, to the teachings of the faith, to the zeal for the glory of God
Without religion there is no fruit to be had among youth
It is necessary to always keep the children busy with good things
Detach yourselves from earthly things, and try to rise toward heaven
The world is most ungrateful

Saint Ambrose of Milan

There is no danger more hidden than the sweet pleasures of the world

Saint John Chrysostom

The things of this life are like smoke

Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Everything in this world shall soon end

Saint Augustine of Hippo

For Christ’s sake parents should warn, teach, exhort, and correct

Benedict XVI

Without discipline the character is not formed and the person will not be ready to face the trials that will come in the future

III – The mission of the Church is to influence human society with its doctrine


Pius XII

The Vicar of Christ must testify to the truth

Pius IX

Where the directing authority of the Church and its healthy influence is eliminated, human society will little by little lose Christian spirit

Pius XI

Priceless educational treasures are so truly a property of the Church
Maternal care on the part of the Church in protecting her children from the grave danger of all kinds of doctrinal and moral evil

Vatican Council II (Ecumenical XXI)

The Church’s weighty responsibility of diligently caring for the moral and religious education of all her children

Benedict XVI

People must be helped to establish and nurture a living relationship with Christ

John Paul II

Every disciple of Christ has the right to receive the non-falsified word of the faith

Pius XI

The decadence of the world comes from hindering the light of Christian truth from shining on the world to guide it

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One thought on “151 – “The internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God”

  1. Francis is reveling who his God is…. internet is one of the most diabolic inventions humanity has ever seen. The silent enemy allowed into everyone’s home, snatching away souls at any moment of the day and night just like St. Peter says: Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (1Pt 5,8) But if the devil is your god, then yes, internet is praiseworthy! And if family destruction is what you are preaching, yes, promote the internet, chat, etc! If you are seeking the banishment of simplicity and innocence in children: by all means do not hinder their access to this machine of perdition!
    May God help all truly catholic families in this time of peril.

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