Francis, The Tango-Loving Mystic

No Tango-loving mystic, this one.

Not for the first time, Sandro Magister's columns reports (or tries to reinforce; the pressure must he huge) the attempts of the Vatican to let Bergoglism appear a bona fide strain of Catholicism.

This time, Civilta' Cattolica informs us – and Magister uncritically swallows – that Francis is a man of deep spirituality, in whose workings the influence of the Holy Ghost would take precedence over the fighting of the vices and the practice of the virtues.

What a load of rubbish.

I cannot mention one single great mystic of the Church who was also not holy, and a wonderful example of fighting vices and practicing virtues. Civilta' Cattolica – and Magister – try here to sell us something that is just not there, merely because of the necessity to give some explanation for the dereliction of duty of the present Pontiff.

The Holy Ghost doesn't work in instalments. He does not give mysticism to one without also giving him an extremely keen sensitivity towards the fighting of vices and the practices of virtues. Read St. Theresa of Avila and tell me whether in her the fighting of vice was ever disjointed from the mystical aspect.

On the contrary: Francis' obvious disinterest for the fighting of vice – his faggot friend, Monsignor Ricca, is still at his place: a scandal that, alone, would be enough to define his Pontificate – is nothing but the evidence, plain for everyone to see, of his lack I do not say of mysticism, but even of a healthy spiritual life.

This is a Pope who publicly declares to like the Tango, for heaven' sake. What is mystical in that?

The ugly truth is that all attempts of Magister to appear Francis look decent notwithstanding, the Jesuit fox has been put in charge of the Catholic henhouse. A vulgar man so immersed in the rubbish of the favela he has started to think its stench has a pleasant smell, Francis' papacy has up to now been an astonishing succession of scandalous behaviours and scandalous decisions, of liturgical abuses – inspired by the Holy Ghost? Since when does the Holy Ghost inspire to liturgical abuses? – and beach balls on the altar, of ceaseless pandering to the Atheists and infidels and vulgar jokes about homos within the Vatican not having an identification card.

If Francis is a mystical Pope, Stalin was a philanthropist.




Posted on November 6, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Mystic, Modernist, hey they both begin with the letter M.

    Close enough, yes?

  2. One more thing.

    Ran across this term in one of the other blog post:

    The Urban Dictionary defines the term “fake hustle” as follows:

    ” 1. fake hustle

    Wild enthusiasm which is both inappropriate and false. Fake hustle is usually produced in the face of failure, fear, or extreme boredom. It is easily noticeable at speeches by Fidel Castro and Kim Jong-il and at corporate marketing retreats. Fake hustle also plays a prominent role in sports, where it is used to conceal basic incompetence.”

    I think Jorge Bergoglio has earned himself a spot in this stellar lineup. Besides, I think he will take it as a compliment being placed next to Fidel.

  3. A soul must pass first through the purgative way, the way of beginners. Then the soul may continue, through the illuminative way, the way of proficients. And finally the soul may arrive at the unitive way, the way of the perfect.

    But we are being offered an easier way, whereby souls go immediately from the way of beginners to the state of the perfect, effortlessly. This is happy-clappy, protestant, ‘born-again’, fake ‘mysticism’: Luther’s false doctrine of faith without works.

  4. I apologize for my long comment but this is the shortest possible from to understand all this.

    I don´t take Magister´s columns seriously anymore since he tried to convince his readers in September that Pope Francis doesn´t fall for liberation theology although he mentions in one of his articles Bergoglio´s teacher Juan Carlos Scannone SJ. who is a liberation theologian.
    But quite the opposite is true.

    Maybe Magister can be excused because he doesn´t speak German or Spanish and therefore isn´t able to google. Googling in German about father Scannone shows that F. Scannone knew already in May in which direction Bergoglio would take his new “poor church for the poor”.

    F. Scannone SJ (a pupil of Rahner SJ) invented the Argentinian branch of liberation theology the so called “theology of the people”.
    I purchased three of his older publications which were a result of a joint project of the Latinamerican clergy with our German bishops which started in 1985 and was all about “social justice and peace”.

    In my opinion F. Scannone SJ is a very clever man. Because the Vatican had condemned the liberation theology that had openly Marxist roots he invented a liberation theology “without Marxist roots”. But in his books he praises Marxism. His theology for “the people, is focused on the culture and religious sensibility of the common people, of the poor in the first place, with their traditional spirituality and their sensitivity to justice”.

    It took me some time to understand what this means. It is a deliberate attempt to split the Church into local “cultural” communities, It is a form of quasi-religious agit-prop for the poor and it concentrates not on God, but only on the material aspects of live (Scannone mentions on 300 pages “Jesus” about 10 time. BTW, all liberation theologians speak only of the “historical” Jesus, which is modernism condemned by Pope St. Pius X.).
    With this hey are really dumbing down the people. In my view- and I´ve studied Marxism in detail – they are all Marxists. Where they put their feet the real Catholic Faith vanished what is the goal of all Marxists.

    F. Scannone in his own words about the Pope´s theology:

    I have to thank Leonardo Boff that I know all this. I started researching when I read this answer in an interview on Vaticaninsider:
    Q: Francis has shown his deep devotion to the Virgin Mary and the importance he attributes to popular piety. These are not really aspects that are close to liberals’ hearts…
    Boff: “Oh but they are. They are closely linked to Liberation Theology. In Argentina this developed especially as a people’s theology, developed by the Jesuit Juan Carlos Scannone, who taught Bergoglio. The Pope is close to this theological thinking. It is not to do with popular pietistic devotion but with a devotion that preserves people’s identity and strives for social justice.”(…)

    Bergoglio´s second teacher was Lucio Gera, a liberation theologian who had his say in one of Scannone´s books besides the rest of the who is who of the liberation theologians. Bergoglio entombed him in the Crypt of the Cathedral in 2012 although this is reserved only for bishops.

    One must bear in mind all this when one finds headlines like this:

    Rivoluzione liturgica nel Chiapas
    Il Papa autorizza messe e sacramenti in tzotzil e tzetzal, le antiche lingue indigene precedenti la conquista del Messico

    • I have a horrible article of him some time ago depicting Francis as “man of action” whose doctrinal aspects must be taken lightly, because the intrepid Mueller cares for orthodoxy.

      In Italy it is called “velina”: an accommodating or elogiative article meant to get into the graces of someone or written in obedience to external pressure.

      In the case of Magister, the pressure must be absolutely massive. Or perhaps he has decided it is better to swim with the flow.

      Note that L’Espresso belong to the same group as “Repubblica”. They are now buddies with Francis. No one should rock the boat, methinks.


  5. It comes as no surprise for Magister to write this about Pope Francis. Liberals adore him, so they are relentlessly sending out the (false) message that Pope Francis is a holy, spiritual man, when in fact he is a disgraceful heretic, and should be treated as such. One wonders if he copied-and-pasted from the National Schismatic Reporter.

  6. “Francis is a man of deep spirituality”
    Of course he is. The priests of Baal in the Old Testament (1 Kings 18) were men of deep spirituality, too. Who would doubt that they really believed and prayed and offered sacrifice from the depths of their hearts? They followed their conscience. They were spiritual. If Elijah had been a man of the Council, a nice modern humble fellow, he would have praised them for their innovative liturgical dance, their distinctive cultural viewpoint, and encouraged them to become better followers of their own religious tradition. Probably he would have participated in their rituals in order to promote peace and understanding and religious liberty.

    But instead, this benighted triumphalist did something else, and let me quote:
    “36 And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Eli′jah the prophet came near and said, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. 37 Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that thou, O Lord, art God, and that thou hast turned their hearts back.” 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.” 40 And Eli′jah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Ba′al; let not one of them escape.” And they seized them; and Eli′jah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and killed them there.”

    Men of deep spirituality, yes. But there are many spirits, some good (angels), some bad (demons), and only one Holy Spirit. The point is not whether someone is spiritual. I do not doubt Francis is spiritual, just as I do not doubt that the prophets of Baal were inspired by some spirit. And regarding mysticism, there are many mystics in the Eastern religions. Some of them, no doubt, truly “inspired” by more than hallucinations. But “all the gods of the pagans are demons”. And all their spirits, except the alcoholic ones, are demons, too.

    There is no need to be an expert in the discernment of spirits to recognize what kind the current Bishop of Rome is chiefly inspired by. One shudders at the source of any “mystical” visions or experiences he might actually have.

    But while I`m quoting Scripture almost like a protestant, let me add in answer to all this false spirituality and mysticism going on in the Church of Conciliar Bergoglism: “And if you be unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

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