Cardinal Pell’s Rubbish

Let me say first that whoever expected Cardinal Pell to say: “Yes! Francis is a flaming Modernist!” needs an urgent reality check. Not only is the man a Cardinal, but in virtue of his being the quota-member for Australia of the Gang of Eight he is in a particularly exposed position. Therefore, asking him about the heresies of the Bishop of Rome is not going to yield any particularly original result.

Still, Cardinal Pell's argument is notable for his… complete lack of sensible argumentation. Bishop Fellay has explained in detail in a long sermon what is wrong with Francis. He has quoted him verbatim. He has analysed Francis' thinking – and actually only some of his many antics – in detail. Not even the most biased commenter could say Fellay's indictment was an emotional outburst. On the contrary: the fact that it came after months of controversies in which the SSPX had avoided open criticism of Francis' clearly heretical statements lends even more weight to the Bishop's entirely justified criticism and righteous anger.

What has, then, Cardinal Pell to oppose to this? If he has tried in the past to bend over backwards and explain to us why water is not wet I have missed his interventions. Still, his latest words are notable in that they are absolutely devoid of any sensible content or decent argumentation. To say that “Francis is a son of the Church” is, as an argument, rubbish, and by the way Luther was an Agostinian.

No, Cardinal Pell's statement has simply no basis: no basis in fact, and not even the attempt to provide one. The Church of V II demands that every … rubbish her prelates spit be believed merely because they say so. This is, to every well instructed Catholic, rubbish.

Let the Cardinal – now that he has thrown the stone – reply publicly and in detail, point for point, to Bishop Fellay. Let him prove with reasoned arguments why Bishop's Fellay accusations of Modernism levelled at the Bishop of Rome would be rubbish.

If he does it and does it well, we will agree with him and applaud his superior wisdom.

If he doesn't, we will know who is talking rubbish.

Mundabor

 

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Posted on October 29, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, FSSPX, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The Australian Bishops’ Conference daily web/newsletter is of The Tablet (dis)orientation, perpetually quoting from that ‘rag’ and barely suppressed Modernist to boot. As +++Pell allows the same, it must do so in his name and with his tacit approval.

  2. The Cardinal Pells of this world are the Girondists who will succumb to the radical programs and policies of the modernist Jacobins and conservative catholics will be expected to follow such a Cardinal due to his reputation – “Look, if this is ok, with Cardinal Pell then this is ok with me.”

    Modernists know what they are doing.

  3. To the question: “So people like Fellay have completely misread Pope Francis?”

    Cardinal Pell responded:
    “Yes, it is a gigantic misreading! In actual fact, the Lefebvrists – many of them – have misread the situation for decades. It was to Benedict’s great credit that he tried to reconcile with them, but they didn’t respond. Now the Church today accepts the Second Vatican Council. You don’t have to accept every jot and tittle of it, but it is part of Church’s life now, there’s no way around that.”

    So, if I look at the last line carefully, does that not indicate that Archbishop Lefebvre and the Society have been right all along?

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