The Wife, The Head And The Sand

There is an article on that well exemplifies both the confusion reigning in the head of many, and the fact that sanity is slowly becoming mainstream.

The author of this article calls himself a conservative, but he ignores what conservatism is all about: Conservation. Permanence. Tradition. Doing things now as they were made before; because permanence is good, and goodness must be conserved.

The attempt to minimise the Unholy Father’s continued scandal becomes the condemnation of those who condemn the scandal. The desperate attempt to ask a Christian to please bend over backward and give Francis’ words an orthodox meaning simply ignores that vast part of the planet – as Francis all too well knows – will simply use his words for what they mean. The assumption that Francis takes Catholic faith and morals for granted but almost never defends them with a word is witness of a state of pure denial. The condemnation of the scandal of a Pope saying “who am I to judge” completely ignores the enormous subversive impact of such a statement, and becomes an excuse to even accuse of hypocrisy those who are so scandalised; which, unavoidably, extends to sixty generations of Christians.

This man is simply refusing to look at a reality staring him in the face, and twists himself in the most intricate ways in order to avoid to see the brutal truth in front of him.

Not so his wife. Her argument is brutally simple. Look around you, man.

The Unholy Father has now thrown such a vast quantity of rubbish on sound Catholicism, that even the wives of the Pollyannas (this one isn’t an extreme Pollyanna, but he is one all right) do not need to give them any more than the simplest of answers:

“How long are you going to keep your head in the sand?”

This one is a smart woman and, I am sure, a very good wife; the good tree, and all that.

We need more people like her.

Particularly if they write on Catholic outlets.



Posted on March 11, 2015, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I think the wife was quoting the author’s critics which could imply that she is ‘making sport’ of her husband’s detractors and not hubby’s foolishness.

  2. Well said Mundabor! This chap has brought a well stocked cupboard of sophistry to his apologetics for Bergoglio-ism. He’s very well versed in the nouveau theologie and can put a shine on any excess that comes from Francis. He’s an excellent example of the depth of the delusions that afflict so man “conservative” Catholics. He’s a mini-me to George Weigel and Robbie George.

  3. “Who am I to judge?” are the five worst words ever spoken by a Pope. Other Popes have supported various heresies but Pope Francis’ words support any heresy that’s out there because, hey, who is he to judge it? After all, couldn’t a heresy simply be a revelation from the Holy Spirit? Perhaps we got it wrong all of these centuries but now have evolved to the point where we can scrap the judgmental Father and Son and go with the God of Surprises. May Catholics I know are using the quote by PF to support gay marriage, women priests, communion for the divorced and remarried, etc.. These are people who didn’t hold these positions before, but Francis has given them permission to do so. In fact, they quote his words when doing so. Now if you hold the positions they themselves held only a few years ago they view you as a bigot because you’re not being – in PF’s words – “merciful”.

    • Exactly.

      “Who am I to judge” and his slutty sister, “the god of surprises” are a blanket endorsement of every sin, every heresy, and every desecration.


  4. Mundabor, did you mean “INsanity is becoming mainstream?”

    • No, I mean that sanity is becoming mainstream because in my eyes even the wife sees that the husband is just refusing to see reality.
      You must also notice that this kind of neo-pollyannism start the defence of Francis by vaguely pointing out to his many mistakes. It becomes more and more difficult to just ignore the embarrassment.

  5. Not wanting to be pedantic, just wondering where are the signs of sanity here?

  6. The writer views Catholicism in a subjective, political way. Pope Francis is objected to because he continually opposes the unchanging and unchangeable Deposit of Faith and the Natural Moral Law.

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