A crisis in the Catholic Church is brewing, with its roots in the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Enlightenment, two ideas which have radically different philosophical foundations.
Both ideas, rooted in the Reformation, were anti-clerical and anti-humanist, but were also both grounded in a strong sense of faith.
In the Enlightenment, belief in God and reason was an essential part of modernity.
This belief was strengthened in the 17th century with the rise of the Enlightenment and a modern understanding of the natural and human sciences.
It was this understanding that led to the development of rationalism, the belief that there are no moral or spiritual truths, and that belief in the supernatural was a natural and necessary part of human existence.
Catholic theology, on the other hand, had been developed in the Middle Ages by the church fathers.
While it was initially rejected by the Enlightenment for being “absolutist”, it soon found its way into the Church.
In the early 17th Century, the church rejected the idea of the Trinity in favour of a “Christological” understanding of God and the universe.
In this new “orthodoxy”, it was only in the 19th Century that the Catholic church accepted a Trinitarian understanding of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Catholics are not only rejecting these two ideas, but are also questioning them and the very foundations of Christianity.
The current crisis of the Church has come about due to two things:1.
the failure of the Pope and Pope Francis to live up to their word2.
the crisis of faith in the ChurchThe two things which have triggered the crisis are:1) the failure to live the promises of the Synod of Bishops, which had promised the reformation and a new religious life for the church.2) the crisis in faith in Rome itself.
In other words, the current crisis has arisen because of two things – the failure by the Church to live its promises, and the crisis within the Catholic body itself.
The Synod was supposed to be the “crowning moment” of the church’s history, the moment when the Church was “transformed”.
It had promised to usher in a new “new theology” in the 20th Century which would “transform the faith” of its followers.
But what the Synods did not deliver was a new vision for the Church, or even a new understanding of what the faith was.
Instead, the Synodies “reformed” the Church and the Church’s doctrines were altered in ways which were not in accordance with the “spiritual teaching” of God.
The problem of the synods is not so much the failure in the Synodes teachings, but rather the failure within the church itself.
This failure has been caused by two things:-1) a “fractalisation” of a certain kind of theology, which the Synotes “reform” the church into, but which has not led to a new doctrine of the faith, and which has no place within the new doctrine which the synod is supposed to deliver.
This “fractionalisation”, as it is known within the Church today, has become so common that it is even used as a label for the “new doctrine” within the current synod, which is what is called “orthodox” today.2)-the crisis of humanism, which has been created within the synodes “spirituality” and which the Church is now failing to deal with.
The “spirit” of faith is not about what is really important in life, but about the relation between God and human beings.
Human beings are not the sum of their natural and material characteristics, and God is not the Creator of the world.
Human nature, as such, is not God’s, but man’s, and human nature cannot exist outside of God’s presence.
This humanism within the human body is what gives the human beings their dignity and the freedom which enables them to express their human nature in the world, in the church, and in the wider community.
It is a “spirit of human dignity” which cannot be found in the human “body” alone.
The humanism which we see within the “body”, which is not only human but also “spirit”, is what the synones “reformation” promised.
But the “revision” has failed, and has created a situation in which humanism is not part of the “faith” which is supposed be a “fundamental part of Christianity”.
In order to combat this crisis, there needs to be a renewal of the relationship between the human being and the “church”, a renewal which is based on a “new understanding of human nature”.
The new understanding should be based on an understanding of our human nature and our relationship to God.
It should be grounded in an understanding that we are all part of one and the same person and that we all share in the same human “breath”.
It should not be based in