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Era of Peace

Ch 3. Enough Atoning Sacrifices - Heresies in the Neocatechumenal Way (Author: Fr Zoffoli)

The bold quoted text as usual are quotes from Kiko and Carmen's "catechesis documents" with the page numbers in brackets.

JESUS HAS REDEEMED MAN SACRIFICING HIMSELF ON THE CROSS TO ATONE FOR OUR SINS. NOW, PRECISELY THE MERITS OF HIS BLOODY OFFERING CONSTITUTE THE UNIQUE RICHNESS THAT THE CHURCH MUST PROCURE TO SOULS WITH THE EXERCISE OF ITS POWERS.

THUS, NEGATED THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST, THE CHURCH HAS NOTHING TO OFFER TO THE MAN WHO IS A SINNER AND SEEKING TO BE REDEEMED, AND IN THIS CASE IT CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD WHY IT WAS FOUNDED. KIKO, PRECISELY BECAUSE HE NEGATES THE MEANING OF CHRIST'S DEATH, THE VALUE AND THE MERIT OF AN AUTHENTIC SACRIFICE, DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN NEITHER THE CHURCH'S FINALITY, NOR ITS EXISTENCE.

Here are some extracts from this chapter:

In fact, according to him (Kiko), "the sacrificial and priestly ideas" would be in fact derived from paganism (p. 322); "the idea of sacrifice" would mean "going back to the Old Testament" (iv.).

Carmen is convinced that "the sacrificial ideas, that Israel had had and had elevated, reintroduced themselves in the Christian Eucharist" (p. 333).

They refuse to accept it because it is devoid of a purpose: "Offering things to God to appease Him" - according to them - this was typical of the "natural religions", pagan ones (p.320).

(Carmen and Kiko continue:)"Perhaps God requires the blood of His Son, His Sacrifice, to appease Himself? But what kind of a God have we done? We have arrived to think that God appeases His Wrath in the sacrifice of His Son in the manner of the pagan gods. For this reason the atheists used to say: ‘What type of God is that one who takes His Wrath on His Son on the Cross?’" (p. 333).
This type of expression makes us make many critical remarks:

a) it remains confirmed that Kiko, not wanting to hear about sacrifice, not only denies the Catholic Church, but refuses Christianity itself which, even in the non-Catholic denominations, recognises in the Sacrifice of Calvary the only source for salvation for sinful humanity....

b) The Bible... God condemns (sin) because of "iniquity", "wicked",...and consequently offence, detestable moral fact implying the deliberate opposition to God.

c) If sin is not a pure disgrace (in other words involuntary incident, it cannot be blamed on anyone... Kiko returns to misunderstand, not having ever understood in which sense the following is meant: God’s anger, His wrath, the fearfulness of His revenge. And yet numerous pages of the Old Testament are forceful on this matter ... And it will be only with great wrath that in the end of times Christ the Judge will shout to the evil ones: "Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire!..." (Mt 25,41).

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