The “Francis Effect” Is Both Unavoidable And Wanted
It makes one smile how the tepid conservative want us to be excited with Francis' innovations but take offence when the liberals do exactly the same, though in their case with much more reason.
The idea that Francis simply speaks freely because “that's the way he is” and we like him a lot for that, but then fetch our Catholicism somewhere else from more credible sources just does not work. Francis is the
pope Bishop of Rome, and if he spreads confusion the result of this will be… confusion. How surprising, eh, no?
It is entirely logical and entirely predictable that Francis' stupid utterances be now used and abused everywhere. Of both the use and the abuse Francis is the first responsible, because he is the one who systematically made them possible in the first place.
If a Pope is allowed to put in his mouth such unspeakably stupid words like “who am I to judge?” without drowning in ridicule, why should a Catholic legislator not feel entitled, or at least be tempted, to play the same little cheap game? “Because this just isn't Catholic!”, you will answer. Fine. But someone should tell the Pope, and you should say the same when the Pope says it, too.
The newly-born “Francis effect” is nothing but the tidal wave of stupidity, superficiality and heresy now unavoidably following the earthquake of Francis' utterances. This tidal wave will impact with immense violence all the Catholic shores, causing vast damages everywhere and the loss of countless souls.
The Francis Effect is wanted, and it is wanted exactly in those liberal quarters Francis does so insistently pander to. What is surprising is only the lack of shame of the man, who keeps drugging the patient he is supposed to heal with massive doses of modernist heroine, lest he might recover from his addiction to the church of nice and the “salvation guarantee”.
If you want to put it a different way, the entire situation is like Obama going around smoking joints, and with his supporters saying he is being “instrumentalised” by those in favour of the legalisation of light drugs.
Sow Francis, reap heresy, homosexualism, abortion, and every other disgrace.
This, and no other, is the reality of the “Francis effect”.