Involuntary Truth

Los Angeles Libtards

The Los Angeles Times must be one of the stupidest publications on the planet. Still, at times even from the mouth of the liberal morons one can hear something worthy of reflection.

“Pope Francis may clash on doctrine with young Brazilian Catholics”, states the rag's headline. This clearly indicates both that young Brazilians have an authoritative voice concerning doctrine, and that the Pope must pay attention if he notices he is out of synch with them.

The article itself is funnier still, as it mentions the usual “study” stating young Brazilian Catholics love everything the US morons push for, from abortion to perverts' “marriage”. The message here is clear: look, Francis, you are losing readership, erm, clients, and your product doesn't work and needs to be updated. The usual interview to Leonardo Boff (it is typical of the moron to ask a former priest to tell him something about the priesthood) is also there, clearly indicating how detached the Church is from her most brilliant minds. In short, the usual rubbish.

Still, this rubbish has a core of very sad truth in it. Whilst the survey is certainly slanted – not a difficult thing to do – there is no denying the majority of the Brazilian laity – and certainly of the very people who take part to the WYD – are not really aware of what proper Catholicism is. They are not aware because they aren't told; or when they are told they are told in such timid whispers they get the message they shouldn't really take it seriously, provided they have their hearts in the right place, are socially “aware”, & Co.

The LA Times, who think the Church either is a democracy or should be it, sends the message the Bishop of Rome is behind the times. I'd rather say the Bishop of Rome is fast asleep, or he is deluding himself, or both.

The people who attend the WYD are largely uninstructed. They visit a modern icon, they do not support the values he is supposed to represent. Their Caholicism is based on platitudes and hearsay, and crumbles at the least challenge from the world. Their allegiance to the Church is an automatic reflex or a matter of laziness, not the result of a conscious choice. They emote together with the Bishop of Rome, but do not know what Catholicism is about.

The Bishop of Rome seems very fine with the situation. He wants saints wearing jeans, but doesn't get Pinocchio Masses and easy platitudes do not produce saints, but apostates. He talks a lot about joy, but never mentions the danger of hell, therefore making of this joy just another example of today's relentless quest for self-satisfaction and cheap excitement (note also his links to Pentecostalism). If joy is one's aim in life and there are no obligations and eternal sanctions about one's behaviour, it is not really clear why this joy should not be sought in consumerism, promiscuity, or even cocaine. Hey, the Bishop has already stated Jesus' arms embrace all anyway, so let one try his own way first…

A shallow Bishop of Rome marketing a Catholicism so superficial and content-free as to be almost unrecognisable meets crowds uninterested in vast part of what they have vaguely heard they should care about. The LA times clearly thinks the latter are right, and the former is wrong.

They are both wrong.



Posted on July 25, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. You should probably know that the “saints wearing jeans” thing is a hoax. Frank didn’t say it. It has been repeatedly attributed to various popes, up to and including JPII and Benedict, at various “youth” oriented events. It’s been running around the internet for a long time.

  2. A BBC radio reporter covering WYD caught up with some young pilgrims from Liverpool today. A girl declared her astonishment that her host family went to Mass on Sundays. ALL of them. Every Sunday. It certainly gave her food for thought. But not for long, for she was certain that it was not necessary for faithful Catholics to go to church if they spent time serving the disadvantaged.

  3. What do you make of Bishop Bergoglio’s visit to Lampedusa? Does he have a clue what is actually going on there? Is is possible he does not realise that these are invaders, not “refugees”?

    Not one one from him on abortion or “gay marriage”, while the Culture of Death consolidates its power globally.

    No signs, so far as I can see, that he’s prepared to take down the Homolobby.

    Not quite what we’re looking for.

    • They aren’t invaders, because they aren’t trying to enter with force. They are illegals threatening the welfare our fathers have worked on.

      If there’s one think that grates me is the internationalist Pope.

      Jesus never called for the opening of the frontiers of the Roman Empire.


  4. Oops! “Not one word*.”

  5. I miss Benedict…I wonder if the lightning strike on the day he resigned was a warning to him.

  6. Patrick JK Gray

    ”We are what you once were.
    We believe what you once believed.
    We worship as you once worshipped.
    If we are wrong now, you were wrong then. If you were right then, we are right now.”

    Thank you, Mundabor.

  7. Mundabor, You’re forgetting your traditional latin proverbs! “Vox populi, vox Dei – The voice of the people is the voice of God.”!

  8. Noticed that you are including links on your site. The following might be of interest to you. Pat Buchanan and Brent Bozell (from the WF Buckley family) are trads. Rush isn’t, but he should be.


  9. Mundobor, Are you fortgetting your theology ! The report in the LA Times isn’t far from be wrong when it says that the Bishop of Rome “must listen and pay attention to see if He is out of synch with the people.” Rember the old Latin proverb: Vox populi, vox dei” – the voice of the people isthe voice of God”. And in a special way it is true because they people Sensus fidei (sense of the faith), also called sensus fidelium (sense of the faithful) when exercised by the body of the faithful as a whole, is “the supernatural appreciation of faith on the part of the whole people, when, from the bishops to the last of the faithful, they manifest a universal consent in matters of faith and morals”. Quoting the document Lumen gentium of the Second Vatican Council, the Catechism of the Catholic Church adds: “By this appreciation of the faith, aroused and sustained by the Spirit of truth, the People of God, guided by the sacred teaching authority (Magisterium),… receives… the faith, once for all delivered to the saints… the People unfailingly adheres to this faith, penetrates it more deeply with right judgment, and applies it more fully in daily life.”. So in this very real sense the LA Times are perfectly correct even if they didn’t exactly know about the theological concept!

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