Friday, 31 July 2015

Dave speaks to Frank

Minion Dave goes Bananas at the idea of Biblical Interpretation

In seminary we had a joint course with a protestant minister's training school. We were talking (incessantly) about the Bible, and as Catholics, were referring to the importance that we show to the Sacred Scriptures by quoting Dei Verbum. After a series of exasperated exchanges, this nice Baptist chap said "And anyway, who is this Dave Erbum guy?"

From then on the document was know as Dave.

Dave has a few things to say
I've been rereading Dave recently (sheesh, I'll never go to confession to that Priest again!), and came across the following passages:

Holy Mother Church has firmly and with absolute constancy held, and continues to hold, that the four Gospels just named, whose historical character the Church unhesitatingly asserts, faithfully hand on what Jesus Christ, while living among men, really did and taught for their eternal salvation until the day He was taken up into heaven (see Acts 1:1). Section 19

She [the Church] has always maintained them [the Old and New Testaments], and continues to do so, together with sacred tradition, as the supreme rule of faith, since, as inspired by God and committed once and for all to writing, they impart the word of God Himself without change, and make the voice of the Holy Spirit resound in the words of the prophets and Apostles. Section 21

If we believe this... and it is Vat II after all... how could we possible ignore the words of Christ, spoken by Christ, what he "really taught for their eternal salvation" - this "supreme rule of faith", "inspired by God", the bearer of the Holy Spirit?

Back to marriage, divorce, communion, synods and the like. It comes to something when you can be hung on the petard of Vat II by my friend Dave.

"it's all right, I've told him"
So I hope Dave does speak to Frank, and Frank listens, and tells Wally to stop being a ... well ... a self absorbed Promethean neo pelagian.*

(or a wally)

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