Marriage And Mercy

I do not think the couples married by the Unholy Father are the first who have behind them a rather turbulent past; I do not know, either, how a conservative priest (say, a SSPX priest: just to be sure there is no “mercy” bollocks) would react when a couple of concubines were to tell him they want to marry in the church.

For example:would he require that they live separately whilst they undergo marriage preparation? How long would the preparation have to be? And Co.

These questions are not for me to answer: ask your friendly, sound priest. Marriage is a complicated field.

What I do know is that most certainly a Pope should not even dare to think to marry such concubines himself, for the simple reason that by doing so he would send a clear message that it is more or less okey-dokey for people to live in sin and scandal. Hey, we can marry at any time; the Pope himself might marry us, nowadays!

And this is, I think, exactly the message the Unholy Father wants to send: in the age of mercy we aren't so strict, eh? What's a bit of scandal among merciful friends, no? If one fornicates and lives in scandal and undermines marriage and “seeks the Lord” (whatever that means) who am I to judge?

The result of this – I do not know whether stupid, atheist or satanic – attitude is that more couples will now feel authorised to live in sin before marrying, feeling that the Pope himself dismisses this little peccadillo with a smile and a wink. The pressure will be particularly strong among less observant Catholics, those who do not have a clear idea of the gravity of the fact and will now have an inducement to downplay it. They will feel encouraged by Francis to go down the same path, which is certainly grave matter, and put themselves at risk of damnation.

This is how, in this as in so many other matters, “mercy” becomes its exact contrary: complicity with Satan.

One of the women married on Sunday recognised half of this truth. She thought she would never be married by the Pope, because she isn't a good Catholic. Yes, of course she isn't; and yes, of course she doesn't deserve it. But the woman then proceeds to blind herself from the other eye, stating, in a perfect non sequitur, that it is so wonderful that the Pope marries her anyway. “I thought I was bad, but the Pope marries bad people; therefore it is not the Pope who encourages being bad, but it is I who am good and the Pope who is oh so wonderful”.

This kind of illogical thinking will be, starting from today, the thinking of many. It will be very easy for them to choose the broad and inviting path of sin, when the Pope himself shows the way.

Nor can the very stupid argument be made – yes, I have read that too – that as we are all sinners there's nothing to be so excited about. That we are all sinners is exactly the problem, and a Pope is certainly not there to encourage us on this path. Actually, I though his job was exactly the contrary: to help us lead lives as deprived of sin as we can manage, with fear of the Lord and love for his commandments. How stupid of me.

On Sunday, the Unholy Father has put another bomb under the chair of Matrimony, teaching his sheep to not take seriously the commandments of the Church, and undermining marriage as he downplays concubinage.

Beware of the wolves. Particularly when they say to you they are merciful.

M

 

Posted on September 15, 2014, in Bad Shepherds, Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. The talking heads on network news here in the States were oh so titillated that “even those who live together before marriage” can now be married by the pope! No in depth examination or mention of whether any repentance was required. The news piece was capped with “this is a pope who does things differently and who, as we all remember, said in regards to gays “who am I to judge?” ” .

    This spread of evil via the sound byte is so pervasive I want to weep. How does one protect one’s children from this enormous, overarching degradation of the culture? I have broached cohabitation with my teenage daughter, trying to instill a sense of how unseemly it is and doesn’t portend well for building a solid marriage foundation. Now she knows the pope gleefully seeks out such couples for marriage at the Vatican. The message is that those who save themselves are like Catholic Martians–an oddity to be scorned. More evidence that Francis thrills to sheep who are soiled and wants to keep them that way–just the opposite of being truly pastoral.

    • Protect the soul of your child from the scandals of the Pope – the truth does not change. You have a duty to adhere to the doctrine of the Faith and the natural moral law.

  2. It is time for non-liberals to stop saying “we are all sinners”. That blanket statement makes no distinction about severity. The lifelong child molester and the person who once skipped Mass on Sunday can stand side by side both saying the same egalitarian phrase.

    For liberals, saying that all are the same inevitably leads to saying that one should be punished. E.g., “we are all immigrants” means there is no difference between legal and illegal.

  3. I can´t beleive this. I saw part of the ceremony yesterday on tv, and all the brides were in white dresses. So now there no remains any meaningfull sign. Why a spouse puts on a white expensive dress to go to the Church and marry? And the Church admit it for the scandal of every body.

  4. Considering this matter further, of the marriage by the pope of those in concubinage, without mention of sorrow for the act, both contraception and abortion are given a wink and a nod. It is said Catholics abort at the same rate as both pagans and Protestants. Surely most of these are catholic woman living in concubinage. And from there it follows that sterile coitus is upheld so what could possibly be the problem with anal sex? It appears to be the unfolding of an agenda.

  5. We don’t even know if these people went to confession before receiving the sacrament of marriage, but knowing how modernists behave about confession, I’ve huge doubts, hum…

    In this case, the whole thing (receiving the sacrament of marriage in state of mortal sin) is obviously a SACRILEGE, and the priest is accomplice.

    • I do not doubt they went to confession.
      I doubt very much they went to confession thinking it a sin to live as concubines; and if they did, thinking it more than a trifle.
      M

    • To Mundabor : I said I doubt because here in France, modernists don’t go to confession before receiving any sacrament (neither children for their 1st communion, nor fiancés before their marriage). You’ll find here no priest asking the fiancés to confess : for them it’s a kind of “pure nonsense” (hum hum).
      In fact it’s became a general practice in our former “fille aînée de l’Eglise” ! :(( I don’t know if it’s the same in Italy.

    • Astonishing.

      No, to my experience it is not the same in Italy. Everyone must go to confession the day before, spouses (who were not living together) and witnesses. I have seen this myself only a couple of years ago.

      M

    • Unfortunately, it confirms what I feared : France has reached the bottom of the pit…

  6. Have you seen Nichols’ latest thoughts? ‘Renewal of pastoral actions….’ What was true yesterday is to be ‘renewed’ apparently. He seems very confident, I wonder why?

    http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2014/09/15/society-still-values-marriage-says-cardinal-nichols/

  7. Every so often, I try to respect this particular Pope as Pope. This latest exhibition makes it very hard to do so.

    “The result of this – I do not know whether stupid, atheist or satanic – attitude is that more couples will now feel authorised to live in sin before marrying, feeling that the Pope himself dismisses this little peccadillo with a smile and a wink. The pressure will be particularly strong among less observant Catholics, those who do not have a clear idea of the gravity of the fact and will now have an inducement to downplay it.”

    ## Precisely. How can the Church be a school of *holiness*, if concubinage is indulged ? Indulging sin and treating it as though it were not, is no kindness to us sinners, but the reverse. OuR Lord was full of compassion – He did not indulge sin; on the contrary.

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