Vatican City, May 25, 2013 / 06:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis warned that some Christians establish the eighth sacrament “of pastoral customs” when they insist on protocol instead of seeking to meet spiritual needs.
This is awesome!!
"Before finishing his homily, Pope Francis painted one final scenario, that of a single mother who wants to have her child baptized.
“Think about a single mother who goes to church, in the parish and to the secretary she says: ‘I want my child baptized.’
“And then this Christian, this Christian says: ‘No, you cannot because you’re not married!’
“But look, this girl who had the courage to carry her pregnancy and not to return her son to the sender, what is it? A closed door! This is not zeal! It is far from the Lord! It does not open doors!
“And so when we are on this street, we have this attitude, we do not do good to people, the people, the People of God. But Jesus instituted the seven sacraments, (and) with this attitude and we are establishing the eighth: the sacrament of pastoral customs!” he warned."
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