Daily Archives: June 20, 2015
On an older blog post of mine the following comment was published. It is from the reader Akita-ette.
We have no SSPX, no Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter parishes where I live. We have one reverent NO parish at the Cathedral in the capitol city with ultra beautiful music but it is rather far from our home. Most weeks we must attend a local “Our Lady of Pizza Hut”. I tell my children that no matter how buffoonish the priest, no matter how insipid the music, no matter how questionable what is being preached from the pulpit, we go to Mass weekly to honor and thank God and to receive Him, body and blood, soul and divinity in the Eucharist. I tell them no one has what we have in the Eucharist.
I wrote then, and repeat now:
This, my dear readers, is Catholic Faith. Not the ranting of Sedevacantists. Not the fantasies about fantasy popes. Not the endless conspiracy theories about how Francis is kept on a parallel planet by evil advisers.
Bad Popes, buffoonish priests, and horrible encyclicals will pass. They might pass after us, but they will pass one day. We soldier on, and wait for the end of the punishment. Penance and prayer, not Pollyannism or quasi-autonomy from the Church, will take us out of the worst.
On Father Ray Blake’s blog there is an interesting blog post touching on various topics.
What I found particularly worth mentioning is this section, that I allow myself to reproduce in its entirety (emphasis mine):
At the heart of St Vincent’s words is the notion of continuation, a timelessness and universality, ‘always, everywhere and by all’. The understanding of Catholic merely as ‘universal’ is a foreshortening, it is the timelessness of it that is important. In many ways the dismantling of the ancient liturgy following VII undermined the sense of ‘always’. If the worship after 1968 could be changed, so could the content of ‘the faith’ and if the changes were enforced from above, from Rome then surely this is also the source of ‘the faith’, Again, if the liturgy could vary so widely from…
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Extremely instructive, and very amusing, article of Chris Jackson about Laudato Si on “The Remnant”.
It’s the hanging, drowning and quartering of Laudato Si, and a fully deserved one.
I am sorry for the poor man that he had to endure the boredom and adrenaline (such documents inspire both already at reading the brief excerpts) of going through the entire pile of dung. But his pain was not in vain, as this is a survey sufficient to make clear to every sane reader what kind of embarrassment this not very intelligen tman has put himself in with his encyclicals; a work which, no doubt, he thought would be seen as a new milestone in Church teaching and is now buried in ridicule two days after official release.
I will not mention any particular segment of this brilliant work as I think it should be read in its entirety.
I must, also, repeat the encouragement of Mr Jackson. There is no need to read this crap. Did you ever read Das Kapital in order to refute Communism?
This vain old man truly has pinkled out of the WC, and the stinking pool of piss is now there for the world to see. As for Francis himself, I doubt he has even noticed.
This encyclical will be soon forgotten, and the furious reaction of those whom the entire world recognises as the orthodox Catholics has destroyed his potential for damage. I doubt one single person on the planet will change his mind concerning global warming because of this extremely long, and extremely embarrassing, papal enviro-fart.
It is unlikely that any of your friends or relatives or acquaintances will ask you what you think about the encyclical. in the improbable case, I suggest that you hasten to apologise to him, as a Catholic, for the inexcusable behaviour of the pope, and make very clear that you and all sound thinking Catholics are deeply embarrassed at the sad spectacle the man is giving.
John Vennari spends some time, in the usual brilliant way, about another pearl of Laudato Si: the secular re-reading of the Bible according to the new religion of social Justice.
You remember the movie “Noah” of, I think, last year? The movie was stupid in the same way as Francis is stupid. God punishes the world because the people are mistreating the environment and, if I remember correctly, are being less nice and inclusive to each other than they are supposed to. Wannabe Christianity for the worldly and retarded.
Francis does the same: he tells his secular audience that God punished Noah because of their… “constant failure to fulfil the requirements of justice and peace”. This is the second part of paragraph 70:
We see this in the story of Noah, where God threatens to do away with humanity because of its constant failure to fulfil the requirements of justice and peace: “I have determined to make an end of all flesh; for the earth is filled with violence through them” (Gen 6:13). These ancient stories, full of symbolism, bear witness to a conviction which we today share, that everything is interconnected, and that genuine care for our own lives and our relationships with nature is inseparable from fraternity, justice and faithfulness to others.
It takes an ass like Francis to give a SJW reading to the Old Testament. It truly is a new religion, “which we today share”. Left-wing propaganda with a thin varnish of religion as an excuse. In the world of the Social Justice Warrior, sin is seen in terms of what goes against the new religion of Peace ‘n Justice. Francis is an ass like that, through and through.
We live in times in which even the Pope wants to be vaguely (and supposedly) ethical, and in the worldliest of ways, rather than being religious. This Pope is clearly embarrassed of the religion to which he is supposed to belong. His Weltanschauung is fully and entirely secular. There’s nothing in him of the Pope. We are in front of a social justice charlatan.
Vennari says it very fittingly: this is a perversion of the faith and cannot be even called an encyclical, but only an embarrassment.
Please Lord, free us from Pope SJW. In your mercy, give us, in your good time, a Pope who actually believes in the Catholic Truth.
The “Social Justice” Reblog
The video below, courtesy of Restore DC Catholicism, is a short but nice take on the abuse of the term “social justice”; an abuse of which the Disgrace in Chief is one of the most pernicious albeit, fortunately, most stupid proposers.
Unfortunately, the mentality nowadays has become so polluted (particularly in Europe) by Statism that only a tiny minority of Europeans will ever even question that it is the duty of the Government to proceed to a massive redistribution of income in the name of “social justice”. Pope Francis, who comes from a corner of the planet with a history of special stupidity in matters of economics, espouses this mentality, albeit he would – we are told – even prefer a sort of super state, as the modern Western states aren’t communist enough for him. This man talks and thinks worse than a kindergarten boy, and I doubt his grasp…
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