Pope Francis: If you don’t Profess Jesus Christ, You Profess the Devil

When one does not profess Jesus Christ – I recall the phrase of Leon Bloy – “Whoever does not pray to God, prays to the devil.” When one does not profess Jesus Christ, one professes the worldliness of the devil.

Pope Francis, in his first homily, 3/14/2013
Fr. Wade mentioned this in his EWTN homily today, and it struck me as an interesting jab at the contemporary “Interfaith” movement, as well as contrasting some of the other quotations from our new Holy Father that have made bigger headlines (i.e., his needlessly “controversial” statement that some atheists might make it to Heaven based upon their personal consciences).

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2 responses to “Pope Francis: If you don’t Profess Jesus Christ, You Profess the Devil

  1. One can pray to God without professing Jesus Christ yet. As was the case with the Eunuck of the Queen of Ethiopia, as I recall, until he met St Philip the patron saint of Hitchhikers.

    • Perhaps, but it’s still an interesting point in today’s “interfaith” climate, and especially vis-a-vis Islam.

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