FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

OUR THEME FOR 2018
(Part 2)

NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT

September 10, 2017

Today’s readings:
Ezekiel 33:7-9
Psalm 95:1-9
Romans 13:8-10
Matthew 18:15-20

A scourge in our Church today is political correctness. This is the posture that we simply accept, welcome, embrace and accompany the sinner but not talk about his sin, because it is offensive. It looks like mercy, but it is false mercy, because it leaves a person in his sin, with the attendant dire consequences. Rather, true mercy is an invitation to repentance. “Do not harden your hearts” (Ps 95:8a).

In being destined for greatness, we are called to the threefold ministry of Jesus, that of priest, king and prophet. The prophets of the Old Testament were held by God to the highest standard and accountability. They were to speak to God’s people of their sin. “You, son of man­I have appointed you as a sentinel for the house of Israel; when you hear a word from my mouth, you must warn them for me.” (Ez 33:7). The consequences of not doing so was terrible, not just for the sinner, but for the prophet. “When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked, you must die,’ and you do not speak up to warn the wicked about their ways, they shall die in their sins, but I will hold you responsible for their blood.” (Ez 33:8). Why? Because God wants to save His people from their sins, and uses prophets as His instruments to warn them. If prophets do not, then God’s people remain in their sins.

What are the sins of God’s people today? They are the violations of God’s “commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet,’ and whatever other commandment there may be” (Rom 13:9a). Are the pastors of the Church warning people of such? Among Catholics, adultery and sexual licentiousness are practiced, the murder of the unborn is widespread, thievery and corruption are rampant, envy and covetousness are common, and many other violations of God’s commandments are committed every day. Who are speaking to them of their sins?

On the part of those called to speak prophetically, this is failure to love, which is God’s basic commandment and is owed by us to one another. “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another” (Rom 13:8a). We are to love especially our brethren in the faith. One who truly loves is one who corrects or rebukes the sinner. “If your brother sins (against you), go and tell him his fault” (Mt 18:15a). If the sinner does not repent and persists in his sin, the one who loves presses on, taking subsequent steps of enlisting others to help in the correction, or calling on church authorities, or as a last resort, excluding or excommunicating the sinner.” (Mt 18:16-17). Now that is not politically correct at all! But that is the work of a true prophet.

Sin is evil. To help keep a person comfortable in his sin, by just accepting him without correcting him, is wrong. It is mercy that is false. And if it ultimately causes the loss of one’s soul, then such is evil. “Love does no evil to the neighbor” (Rom 13:10a).

* * *



What's Happening?


Power Weekend Retreat

Monte Carlo Inn Brampton 45 Coventry Rd Brampton October 14-15, 2017 8 AM - 12 PM + 1


Marriage Enrichment Retreat 1 & 2

Monte Carlo Inn Brampton 45 Coventry Rd Brampton November 18-19,2017 8 AM - 12 PM + 1

Register Now

PRINT REGISTRATION FORM


WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO

Through all of our 29 years, we have spoken much of our vision and mission, who we are, what we are called to do. We know that we are an evangelistic and missionary community. This has been true from the very beginning and has never changed. We do our work within the context of family renewal. That is one distinct factor that distinguishes us from other renewal movements.
Click here to read more


Books and Magazines

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The Eucharist is the greatest gift God gives to His people. The Eucharist is our path to holiness and Christian perfection. The Eucharist is crucial to our work of the New Evangelization. We must have greater understanding and appreciation of the Eucharist, so that we can go forth and truly be effective witnesses to salvation in Jesus.

Servant leadership is crucial to our work of building up community and of doing a massive work of evangelization. Unfortunately, many who are leaders in our Church today may not have the heart of a servant. But Jesus, our Lord and Master, came not to be served but to serve. He is our main model.


LUMEN FIDEI OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS  


CBCP Gives Recognition to CFC- FFL

The Episcopal Commission on the Laity (ECLA) of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the  Philippines (CBCP) has given formal recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL) as a National Private Association of the Lay Faithful. 

Click here to read more

Click on the image below to view the Recognition Letter.


CFC FFL Gets Ecclesiastical Recognition

The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan has given Ecclesiastical Recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family & Life on November 17, 2009.  Click on the image below to view the Ecclesiastical Recognition document.


CFC-FFL Servant General Re-Appointed to the Pontifical Council of Family

After having been re-appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Padillas admitted that they are facing truckload of works to do with the Council given the numerous attacks being directed against the Church's doctrines on family and life. 

Click here to read more ....

Click on the images below to view the Pontifical documents.


Useful links

Contact information

  • Address: 2250 Midland Avenue, Unit 7 Scarborough, Ontario M1P 4R9
  • phone: 416.335.3358
  • Fax: 416.335.0051
  • email: cfcffl@cfcfflcanada.org

Last updated: Friday, November 24, 2017

free counters