Lifesite News: July 23, 2020 (CatholicCulture.org) — The latest document from the Vatican, a reflection on the CO19 pandemic, is an embarrassment to the Catholic faithful.
The Pontifical Academy for Life, under the leadership of the controversial Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, produced the document, and the Vatican press office introduced it on July 22 with a title as prolix as the statement itself: “Useful information on the Document of the Pontifical Academy for Life: Humana Communitas in the age of pandemic: untimely meditations on life’s rebirth.”
Despite stretching to well over 4,000 words, the Vatican document does not mention God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Church, the sacraments, prayer, or even charity; even the word “Christian” does not appear in the text. Read More …
Opinion: The document is nothing new. In fact, it follows a long line of Documents and Encyclicals to which 1.3 billion Catholics pay little attention. You see, when the faithful do not search the Scriptures as the Bereans, it is easy to be led into apostasy.
“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” Acts 17:11 NIV
Catholics are forbidden to do the same. Catholics are to place their trust in the Magisterium (Pope/Bishops) to interpret the Scriptures as commanded at the Council of Trent (1545-1563) and restated at the Second Vatican Council in 1962:
“The way of interpreting Scripture is subject finally to the judgment of the Church, which carries out the divine commission and ministry of guarding and interpreting the word of God.”
Once a person has abandoned searching the Scriptures, they can fall prey to any and all doctrines of men:
“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8
The final church in Revelation 3:14-21 is called Laodicea, meaning “The People Rule”.