Pope Francis at canonization of new saints Paul VI, Oscar Romero: ‘Jesus is radical’

Please get off it, Francis. It’s a tired theme (meme?), old at least since yesterday.

In what sense radical?

For starters, because he was a Jew who upset Judaism while relying on it entirely as foundation of his new religion.

See Galatians, last and this week’s readings source, where the essential Paul drives it home verse by verse: Jewish and Gentile converts were not to rely on The Law (Torah) and its observance for “justification,” that is, salvation. Another Jew who broke the traces and died for his trouble.

As for His vicar on earth in His year 2018, just what does he mean by this aimless, generic radical talk? Buying into the New Dispensation or embracing the (passing) radicalism of the day? He is maddeningly non-specific about this.

Except that he loves that “radical.” But we knew that.

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