First Saturday of the Month
In the encyclical "Lumen Fidei" of Pope Francis and his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI, they refer to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) as the "Council on faith." If Rome were to lose the Faith in the 1960s - as hinted by Our Lady Herself - what was proclaimed since the Council was a pseudo-Faith, a "counterfeit-Religion, something that resembles [the Catholic Religion] but was not the real thing" - See "The Year 1929".
A semblance; "not the real thing."
Good highlights which make the 'faith' of the encyclical "Lumen Fidei" appear to be Catholic: 1) Faith as divine knowledge - God is not a simple Object but the Subject Who makes Himself known (Ch. II). 2) EFFECT of the true Faith - makes us look not only to Jesus but also to see from Our Lord's viewpoint, cf., our post "Christian Love: Love of the Cross". "The Christian can see with the eyes of Jesus and share in His mind, His filial disposition..." (Ch. I).
|Our Lady of La Salette|
Our Sacred Tradition teaches us that our divine Faith proposes to us the last end or the ultimate goal of our life ("as individuals and in society") which we cannot know and attain by our natural powers but only by supernatural enlightenment (that is, by believing what God has revealed to us): our possession of God in Heaven. LF does not speak of THE saving Faith as that body of Divine Truths which Christ taught and delivered to His Church alone [this absolute Catholic position as the sole vehicle is offensive to Vatican II's ecumenical dialogue] - hence, the Church, the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Tim. 3.15). No, what God has revealed can never be subject to a 'dialogue' (cf., our posts "The Great Tribulation" and "Our Lady and the Disorientation of Rome" on 'ecumenical dialogue'); rather, it demands the assent and adherence of reason though "not [comprehending] the extent, the breadth, and depth of how it is so" - this, reason does by the grace of God hence the saving Faith, a supernatural illumination, is truly a gift of God.
Related post: "Our Lady and the Disorientation of Rome". See: "Catholic Resistance, Not Disobedience"