Faith not superstition

  • March 22, 2024

Further to Andrew Bennett’s recent article on Fiducia supplicans, here is a quotation from Bishop Gemma of Isernia, Italy on June 29, 1992:

“Priests may bless individuals or places at any time. However, it must be clearly stated that no blessing is efficacious if the person who requests it has no faith, or if there is no evidence of rejection of sin, frequent participation in the sacraments, and a regular prayer life. When this faith is absent, the blessing itself is simply viewed as a sort of talisman and, therefore, as superstition.”

Lise Anglin


(How soon we forget – the Editor.)

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