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.

Not 'umble.

Not ‘umble.

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.    


Posted on November 24, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. It’s as if Pius VI is endeavoring to protect his Church, even now.

  2. Mundabor, You are cited twice in the comments of Father’s Z’s blog post of Novermber 23rd on the hermeneutics of continuity of Francis with Benedict. It is also said that Rorate Caeli is “coming round” to recognizing Francis is learning how to be pope and things are looking brighter, indeed, for the Church. I do not want to be considered an old dog who cannot learn new tricks–the wreckage since March has been enormous, but there is always hope and I’m a-clingin’.

    Also hopeful is the must read exorcism of Bishop Paprocki of Springfield, IL upon the passage of homosexual marriage in the state of Illinois. Bishop Paprocki cites Francis from 2010 calling sodomite marriage diabolical. This sermon before the rite of exorcism is a splendid retort to the massive embracing of evil by our culture.

    • There is always hope, but I prefer not to substitute my wishes for reality. The wreckage is there for everyone to see, I personally will not buy any “change” unless I see a real change of direction instead of pigeon-feeding.


  3. Absolutely agree. This ” I am so orthodox” phase just doesn’t cut it. He has already done immense damage and his launching of the new synodality project to drive his mania for ever greater collegiality is already set in motion. I fear the real fireworks will begin when this collegiality on steroids really comes into its own. His allies Cardinals Maradiaga and Marx are already making the running while the humble Bishop plays at orthodoxy, for the moment!

  4. St. Benedict's Thistle

    I think we are seeing what Archbishop Lefebrvre called the “Recycled Christian,” those who have been conditioned to accept, bit by bit, the most radical of changes.

    “They always protest that their attitudes are orthodox, and seek to reassure by little phrases those who would be alarmed…But one is already far gone when one accepts such reassurances…” (Open Letter to Confused Catholics).

  5. Something that says all. He is friends with Mohammadist, who have, and still are responsible for the largest number of Catholics killed in history.

  6. A few statements an orthodox Pope is not made…Reading Francis through Francis is the best way, and most reasonable way to understand this whole situation. It’s encouraging to see, but it needs to keep happening, and as you’ve mentioned, he needs to publicly recant of the heresies that he has spoken….But I do think if this pattern continues, less fluffy, more orthodox that this will be a good thing. Our Lord does have a great sense of humor, he works with us sinful pelagians everyday 😉

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