A bishop says: “the actual pastoral action of Jesus Christ… does not first demand a change of life”

Posted May 29, 2017 7:51 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

A bishop says: “the actual pastoral action of Jesus Christ… does not first demand a change of life”

The National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) ballyhoos heterodoxy and immoral actions.
They have a story about a commencement address delivered by the Bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, to graduates at Jesuit-run Santa Clara University, a member of the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, who made strange claims about the teaching of Pope Francis.  Although, given the locale of the talk, I’m pretty sure that very few people found anything odd about them.  McElroy said of Pope Francis’ pastoral theology…
“It demands that moral theology proceed from the actual pastoral action of Jesus Christ, which does not first demand a change of life,

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