Francis: Subversion In Action.

Miserere nobis, Domine!


“God gives some Popes, God tolerates some Popes and God inflicts some Popes.”

St. Vincent of Lerin

Once again, the intent of the Bishop of Rome concerning what is going to happen in October was clearly to be seen.

Not only has the man allowed “progressive” German prelates to run amok all this time, feigning a neutrality that is merely encouragement to make a mess; but he has now asked Cardinal Kasper to be the keynote speaker for the latest gathering of the College of Cardinals.

Kasper is a high-profile supporter of communion for public adulterers. Can there be any doubt about the message Francis is sending here?

In the same hypocritical style, Kasper has feigned not to offer solutions, merely questions. An easy thing to do, seen that everyone already knows what his answers are, and everyone knows Francis knows it.

It is very obvious Francis is steering the October synod in the direction wished by him, and sending not-very-subtle messages he wants the Kasper fraction to lead the “Spirit” in this matter.

Again, not very subtly he profited from the day to throw another bomb of the for him usual subversive arrogance, this time in the morning, at mass. I quote:

“When we find a Christian [who asks] if it is licit to do this and if the church could do that… [either] they do not have faith, or it is too weak.”

The man has just finished complaining about “casuistry”, and thrown more insults to those who care for doctrine and the respect of the rules. In pure Francispeak, he first insults an abstract category of people (those obsessed with rules and who according to him “have no faith” even if they may believe it – talk about “do not judge”!) and then throws in the bomb: if a Christian asks whether this or that is licit, he either has no faith or he has a too weak one.

If this is not the most stupidly subversive statement ever to get out from the mouth of a Pope I do not know what is. This is an official “everything goes” declaration, presented in sweeping general terms in order for it to be adopted by clerics, and perhaps by media outlets, all over the world following the tactics seen with the “do not judge” nuclear warhead. Very handy for the Extraordinary Synod.

I leave it to others to hide behind their finger and to say that if you look at it with the microscope, this is not really exactly what he wanted to say. This is very obviously what he wants you to understand he has said; because no Pope, however stupid or drunk or drugged, would ever abandon himself to such sweeping generalisations without the intention of having the easy-to-grasp slogan being used and abused everywhere. This is exactly what has happened with the “who am I to judge” nuclear explosion, whose fallout he has been happily enjoying since.

Please Lord, in your good time, free us from this scourge.

Mundabor

 

Posted on February 25, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I’m afraid the poor Lombardi is on the verge of mental breakdown…What can he invent this time ?

    • Ah, he has already told the Holy Father does not take it very seriously with knowing what he says. Perhaps he will invent a variation on that.

      M

  2. This man is always on the personal attack – and in every single case, it seems, an attack not against the enemies of the Church, but against Catholics, his sheep.

    He labels those who fall into the category he describes in that astounding statement, above, as guilty of “casuistry”: ‘”.. precisely the place to which all those people go who believe they have faith,” but instead reflexively rattle off precepts, Francis said.’

    Not a term I was familiar with, but the Catholic Encyclopedia makes the concept clear enough: “The application of general principles of morality to definite and concrete cases of human activity, for the purpose, primarily, of determining what one ought to do, or ought not to do…. The necessity of casuistry and its importance are obvious.”

    How can one be guilty of a “science” of the Church? He continues: ‘The other danger alongside “casuistry,” he warned, is “ideology”: “Christians who think of faith, but as a system of ideas, ideologues: even in the time of Jesus, there were people like this. The Apostle John tells them that they are the antichrist, the ideologues of faith, whatever sign they may be…. [T]hose who fall into casuistry or those that fall into the trap of ideologies are Christians who know the doctrine, but without faith, like demons.”‘

    We know that traditional Catholics are Francis’ “ideologues”. It seems we are also, by extension, through belief in the doctrinal certainties of mother Church, and the impossibility of contradiction, now “casuistrists”.

    Has he labelled those faithful Catholics he appears to see as his enemy akin to faithless antichrists and demons? Does he truly believe that cleaving to and trusting in the certainties of the doctrine of the Faith, in preference to a some vague post-conciliar “pastoral sensitivity”, inherently evil?

    • What he wants to do, is for people to stop having rules, and stop telling others there are.

      In the favela there are no rules. Only mercy.

      I cringe at thinking he might well sign the statement above.

      M

  3. You have recently asked if there will be any end of the falling of this (my word) disgusting Papacy. I would say : no. It’s like the Danaid’s jar, a bottomless pit. The French Press Agency (AFP) report today of a child being presentend to the Holy Father of Rome, and kissed by him (though the child is crying), with cameras and internet reporting all about. AFP comment that this is during Carnival, the little boy being transvested as a pope.

    http://actu.orange.fr/revue/actualite/le-pape-a-son-mini-moi-3239256/
    (Sorry, you’ll have a few seconds advertising.)

    Rhizotomos
    Christus vincit ! Christus regnat ! Christus imperat !

    • I’ve seen the photo on father Z. He pointedly said if it had been Benedict they would have accused him of making the child cry.
      I can’t see anything wrong with children dressed as Popes at Carnival by the way. It was normal once upon a time to have children dressed as priests or nuns at carnival, and it was not uncommon for children to want to be Popes when they grow up (like being a cowboy, or an astronaut). It fosters vocations, I would say.

      M

    • This is interesting, because of a different cultural approach. You are Italian (living in England) and I’m German (living in France). As a social anthropologist, specialising in rural economics, and especially in rites, I could interprete both approaches. But this would lead my comment to a “non concise” one.

      Rhizotomos
      Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!

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