Francis: Contradiction, Not Correction
I read from Sandro Magister that Pope Francis is now in the process of “correcting” some of his mistakes.
No, he isn’t.
A correction is “something that is substituted or proposed for what is wrong or inaccurate”. Basically, it entails saying “that was wrong, and this is right”.
Francis doesn’t correct himself, and therefore doesn’t “critique” himself in the least. What he does is doing a bit of hunting with the hounds after he has done his media-effective running with the hare.
At the same time, he allows his spokesman to let it be known that whatever he says should not be taken too seriously by Catholics – because it’s just an off-the-cuff comment, you see – well knowing that every time he brings water to the mill of the liberals they will take it extremely seriously, use it for all it’s worth, and continue the narrative of the liberal Pope doing his best to free the church from bla, bla and bla.
Do not be fooled. It may be that Francis strikes a gentler note in the future after his Che Guevara phase. But if this were to happen, it would be because he has seen how much this damages himself , flooding the huge construction site of his own monument.
You recognise an orthodox Pope from the simple fact that he is:
1) consistently orthodox, and therefore
2) hated by the world.
Francis is neither. On the contrary, he is consistently Modernist, mixing orthodox and heretical statements. He is not correcting himself. Not in the least. He is contradicting himself, in order to better confuse you.
Let us read once again what Pius VI wrote in auctorem fidei: (emphases mine).
They [ our most holy predecessors] knew the capacity of innovators in the art of deception. In order not to shock the ears of Catholics, the innovators sought to hide the subtleties of their tortuous maneuvers by the use of seemingly innocuous words such as would allow them to insinuate error into souls in the most gentle manner.
[…] if all this is sinful, it cannot be excused in the way that one sees it being done, under the erroneous pretext that the seemingly shocking affirmations in one place are further developed along orthodox lines in other places, and even in yet other places corrected; as if allowing for the possibility of either affirming or denying the statement, or of leaving it up the personal inclinations of the individual – such has always been the fraudulent and daring method used by innovators to establish error.
Rejoice at the pope that was lost and now is found, if you so wish. I am deeply mistrustful of a Pope that is clearly lost, fills the planet with “shocking affirmations”, and reacts to the criticism in that he “develops along orthodox lines”, and one day might “even corrects in yet other places” (though he has not done so yet) whilst still remaining the buddy pope of perverts, rabbis, atheists and assorted liberals.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and the proof of orthodoxy is in the… hating.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Francis is of the world, big time.
The world loves him accordingly.
Beware of the wolves in Ford cars.