It is also very awkward to have to “popesplain” and remind people that private opinions of the pope can be ignored and do not bind. He was named a Monsignor in 2005. monetization of National Catholic Register RSS feeds is strictly prohibited. Is Pope Francis really “not against” the Enneagram? Some have argued that the Pope has said these things before. “Properties of a Wound”: The Eucharistic Miracle That Occurred After Bl. Order Bulk SubscriptionsGet a discount on 6 or more copies sent to your parish, organization A clever team of people from the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, IL recently made this great infographic as a fun way to point out that the Christian faith is for all personality types. Sign-up for E-NewsletterGet Register Updates sent daily or weeklyto your inbox. His remarks about climate change, economic models and  the presidential race in the United States are a mere annoyance to some Catholics. EWTN News, Inc. is the world’s largest Catholic news organization, comprised of television, radio, But when he opines in confusing ways about foundational matters such as the family, sexuality and the sacrament of Holy Matrimony, the effects can be devastating. In no way does Christianity teach that God has nine faces. I thus wish to reiterate to readers and my parishioners alike, the care of whose souls I hold dear: The Church cannot in any way approve what God and the natural law teach and reveal to be immoral. Subscriber Service CenterAlready a subscriber? Bible interpretation is often far more complicated and nuanced than many people assume. Second, because the enneagram is untested, there are no criteria to determine who is an authentic teacher or who is a hack. Many Catholics are once again grieved that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has chosen to indiscreetly express his personal views on a critical moral issue of … Having quoted Pope St John Paul II’s warning about this new manifestation of gnosticism, the document specifically identifies the Enneagram as a cause of “ambiguity in the doctrine and life of the Christian faith”: Gnosticism never completely abandoned the realm of Christianity. Catholic Church. The unity of the Church is also severely undermined by such offhand comments. Quite a few “experts” were in the same course and learned no more about it than I did. If the Catholic enneagram experts do not intend to teach pantheism, then what do they mean by essence? No joke--in one of the ones in which he isn't, it's because he's puckering his lips to kiss a baby on the forehead . They make no reference to its origins with the Desert Fathers: Enneagram: (from the Greek ennéa = nine + gramma = sign) the name refers to a diagram composed of a circle with nine points on its circumference, connected within the circle by a triangle and a hexangle.