It's absolutely ludicrous to say that your downvoters have never explained their votes. Here is just a selection of some of the comments your questions have received. Votes are secret so we can't know for sure that all of these commenters did downvote, but it's reasonable to assume that some did. And note also that many of these comments were themselves upvoted, implying agreement. When someone else has already said what you think there's no need to say it again yourself.
You're asking about two things: "fake news" and gossip (detraction, calumny). Perhaps limit your question to one of those.
I originally voted to close based on the question being too broad, but now it seems off-topic because it depends upon knowing what "fake news" is, which doesn't pertain to Christianity.
How does he define it?
This seems like a topic for forum discussion rather than objective answers.
What does it even mean for mercy or orthodoxy to be above the other??
Without any linked sources that Pope Francis either said or wrote that "God's mercy is over or transcends orthodoxy" and that this based on your "understanding of things", this question is opinion based to say the least.
Could you clarify why you're assuming any sexual reference or context at all? I see nothing in the narrative to suggest this is anything other than a tree with fruit on it. Gen. 2:9 indicates the tree was there before Adam was even placed in the garden (2:15) and certainly before Eve was even created (2:21-22), so how could it be reasonably be tied to the sexuality of humans?
@marianagustin the verse you are asking about plainly states “GOD said you must not touch it” God brought the word touch into the equation
@marianagustin, I don't see any way to support the assertion that "the tree is just a metaphor." It goes completely against the plain sense of the text. You might as well claim that the whole garden was merely metaphorical (symbolizing the sinless state of humans) and not a real place.
@marianagustin, so your reasoning is: Eve was punished, Adam was punished, serpent was cursed, ground was cursed, therefore the trees must be metaphorical. It's a complete non sequitur. And again it goes against the plain sense of the text of Gen. 2. "8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."
@marianagustin, I'm using comments because I can't make any sense of the question (which appears to be based on a stack of a priori assumptions that run contrary to the text). Answers are for when the question is answerable -- if you have to question the question (which I do and am), then that's what comments are for.
What's the source of your idea that Satan was envious?
Could you be confusing the concepts of "angel" and "guardian angel"? I don't think that Exodus 32:34 is necessarily referring to Moses's guardian angel but to another, unnamed angel, who would help the Israelites in battle.
Your question is worded in its' body in a rather confusing manner.
For one thing, the FSSP is in total unity with Rome. Some of your sentence construction needs improving as well. You want Apostolic, Church Fathers and Vatican I teachings about the relevance about whether the future Mass of Pope Paul VI in Latin is assumed to be in union with Rome and pleasing to God?
Your question deals with the Church of Vatican II, yet you quote Arch. Fulton Sheen from 1948. None of your statements are linked to a source.
I wasn't the downvoter, but I can help you understand the downvote. This question is verbose, hard to read, PRONE TO CAPS "and" "unecessary" "quote" "marks," some missing citations to substantiate personal beliefs, and is a bit unclear (by "holy decree" do you mean "the official stance or belief of the Catholic Church" on the subject?). If you reword the question to be rid of the caps and quote-marks-used-as-emphasis, reduced it by 50%, and better expressed your question to avoid all the flourish and provide a more specific request, you'll get upvotes.
Are you asking how to be saved? Are you asking if God forces some people to be saved, but not others? The Catherine quote and Matthew quote seem to create a conflict that masks your question.
Take a look at this question. Also, the presentation of the question is not helpful. You abuse of bold and italics; the quotes are not clearly marked as quotes (using the ">" symbol); and the question is unclear. Please edit to improve formatting and clarify the question
If I were to try to summarise these, I think one of the major issues people have had with your questions is that they are not clear enough.
Here are two basic tips:
- Give quotes for whatever you can
- Give links for whatever you can, including all people.
If you do that, then even if a question is still a little bit unclear, the community will be in a much better position to do some further reading to try to understand what you're asking.
And you can always ask for more help here in Meta too. There's no limit to the number of questions we can ask here, so you can ask for help with an individual question if you want. (Though one at a time please, not all of them.)