Daily Archives: October 7, 2015
It is good to remember that today is the day of Lepanto.
Whilst we cannot hope that there will always be victories and never defeats, days like this one remind of us the powerful ally we have in Heaven.
We must do our bit, be vocal, refuse to kow-tow to the dominant mentality.
But we must also remember that together with all this we must also pray, and I suggest that we pray the rosary.
We have a formidable weapon at our disposal. Let us use it.
Like last year, Father Rosica is specialising in reporting what the bishops have said in that oily, heretical, more than vaguely faggoty ways of his. His desire to lick Francis’ boot is very apparent, and I am sorry to say it cannot be excused.
Rosica appears to be the one who explains to the English-speaking press what the bishops have said. At three minutes per intervention I am sure it would not overcome anyone to get the texts; but no, it must be Rosica explaining things to us.
The most notable pearls:
Aiming to summarize the some 70 interventions given mostly in Italian, English and French as well as in Spanish, German and Portuguese, Fr. Rosica said the issues of migration, poverty, employment, war, and the major refugee problem and how to best react these challenges were greatly considered. Other issues brought up, he noted, included domestic violence, violence in the Church, and sexual abuse.
O, shut up.
We all know the 70 interventions have clearly had the defence of marriage as their main focus, exactly as last year, with the issues currently in the news certainly mentioned but merely as, well, issues in the news. Like last year, Father Rosica wants to give us a synod that does not exist. It’s getting old.
The importance of changing language used to address certain difficult situations, Fr. Rosica said, was highlighted. “The language must be renewed,” he said, noting how this is especially appropriate and linked to the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy which Pope Francis has declared, Dec. 8, 2015 – Nov. 20, 2015.
This is another pearl. “It was highlighted”. By whom, exactly? Were there many bishops who were so obsessed with pleasing perverts? I am sure apart from the odd German and his lover there weren’t many. but again, Father Rosica has a homo agenda to promote, so he makes sure the Synod is caricatured as The Great FrancisMercy Exercise.
“The Jubilee of Mercy requires a language of mercy,” he stated. Father Rosica underscored how language ought to always be inclusive, rather than exclusive, particularly for homosexuals.
Oh, I agree! Language like: “unless you repent, you will most certainly go to hell!”. Now that would be merciful! Something says to me that Father Rosica does not agree. I think what he means to say is that the Church of Christ was always unmerciful to perverts, and it should change her language now. It all smells so much of lavender, one wonders whether this man really likes tits.
I think defrocking is in order.
“In particular, when speaking about homosexuals or gay persons,” he said, “we recognize them for who they are: They are our sons, our daughters, and brothers, sisters, neighbors and colleagues.”
Very faggoty words, these, too. I wonder if the man will come out one day, in the style inaugurated by Polish Monsignors. The phrase can be read in two ways: 1) they are not homosexuals, so we don’t “recognise” them as such. They are sons, etc. 2) we must recognise them as sons etc who happen to be homosexual, because we meet people “where they are”. Obviously, 2) is what the press will make it sound like, and it is obviously what Father Rosica meant to have reported. You notice here that these seem to be personal reflections of the man rather than express quotation of some Synod stepfather.
Certain other issues, he shared, may also make sense to consider locally, such as polygamy.
I get the general sense here: polygamy is an issue only in certain parts of the world, so it might be better to allow the local bishops (means: the African ones) to deal with it. However, I miss from the man the even occasional Catholic word, as in: “certain other grave issues”, or the like. I am pretty sure if such adjectives had been used, the press would have picked them. But the man is less Catholic than my cat, so this is par for the course.
The message that I get is this: Rosica will, day in and day out, manipulate the sense and spirit of the bishops interventions, exactly as he did last year, in order to please his heretical and homosexual masters.
Please find a rubbish bin for the man, and make sure he never gets out.
Pope Francis has addressed the Synod Fathers in his opening speech, or I should say tosh. You find the thing everywhere on the Internet, so I will not bother with a link.
The tosh seems to have two fundamental points:
1) we cannot change doctrine, and
2) we must be “surprised” by the Holy Ghost, reject “legalism” and find new ways to be “inclusive”.
The points are obviously contradictory, and their spirit is pure Modernism. You can't have your cake and eat it. Francis knows it very well, and his Modernist muddying the waters is the result of this knowledge.
You will ask me whether I am afraid that point 2 will lead to a nuclear conflagration. Call me the incurable optimist but I do not see this happening; at least at the Synod, and actually even later. Francis has been talking of “surprises” for a long time now; therefore, it comes as no (ahem) surprise that he should do it now. The first attempt at “surprising” us ended with him going home with a bloody nose. This time he has closed the ring altogether. The man blabbers all the time, but I can't see anywhere that he is willing to fight.
Or put it in another manner. Frankie can talk his adulterous, homoerotic bollock in two ways:
1. In off-the-cuff reflections and informal speeches. He does it all the time. No Catholic with a brain listens to him anymore. It's old.
2. In official documents. He cannot do that without exposing himself to the same ferocious criticism he has seen coming at this year's synod. He would have to go past the CDF, thus losing face completely. He would be massacred by theologians and clergymen worldwide. He could end up deposed, defrocked and excommunicated. He has never done this in 30 months of pontificate.
I do not see Francis waging a frontal attack. I cannot see in him any revolutionary gut. In him I see the Jesuit all the time. He will do all he can to help the adulterers and the perverts, short of teaching that they are right and Christianity wrong.
Some people think that as Francis talks of “surprises”, he will “surprise” us with some attempt at doctrinal innovations. I beg to differ. For Francis, talk does not have to be followed by action. Blabber is done for the sake of blabbering. Once he has put some stupid sounding poppycock in the world, he is satisfied; at least then, when he known that putting the poppycock into practice would be dangerous.
Reflect on this: Francis has largely deprived the synod of open debate because he knew that – even with rigged participants – the debate would have become a ferocious indictment of his pontificate. He clearly wants to avoid the storm. It is not clear to me why this Don Abbondio would wake up one morning and discover he wants to be Che Guevara.
On the contrary: the observations up to now say to us that this here is no Che Guevara, at all. He is an old, faithless, lewd man so much in love with himself that he will do all he can to promote his popularity, until things get dangerous.
Then it's Jesuitical blabber, all the way to hell.
The opening salvo of this synod belongs to Cardinal Erdo.
After Francis’ usual fluffy, “this but also that”, “have your cake and eat it” speech, the Cardinal – who was culpably weak last year when he allowed the infamous relatio post disceptationem to bear his name as main signatory, but then recovered and disavowed it almost immediately – opened his own speech with the following words:
Jesus Christ is our master, our Lord, and the Good Shepherd.
It is difficult not to see in this an open criticism of a Pope so worldly, so shamelessly secular in all he does, that he managed an entire speech in the US without mentioning Jesus once. Also note the emphasis on the fact that our Lord is a good shepherd, and therefore not “cruel” or “legalist”. Not bad as a start. Not bad at all.
The rest is – if you gloss over the V II verbosity and the usual diplomacy of how good the bad pope actually is, full text here – in line with the incipit.
Cardinal Erdo has – see the link at the beginning for more comment – basically drawn a line in the sand at the very start. This is important, because the man – who isn’t a lion, see above – would not have pronounced such a speech unless he was sure that he echoes the prevalent sentiment among the bishops; not only those present at this farce but – infinitely more importantly if the Obama hits the fan – those outside.
The opening speech seems to me, in fact, a kind of closing speech. “It is what it is” – says the cardinal to the Kasperites – “shut up already”. He does not say it with these exact words, obviously; but among prelates “shut up already” is said in a different way than among us mere mortals.
It seems to me that when a line is drawn in the sand on the very first day, something is boiling in the Vatican cauldron. There must be a pent-up dissatisfaction with Francis’ ways – both in general and at last year’s synod – that moves the bishops to act decisively from the start in order to prevent any kind of “surprise” that Francis may have prepared. No one trusts this man. They know why, and you too.
Think of this: the bishops have just finished to insistently reinforce traditional teaching on marriage; therefore, there is no universe in which Francis can come out one fine morning and say that now the “Spirit” wants to do everything differently. He would dig his own grave, and he knows it. I hope the pressure on him keeps mounting. It will keep him awake in case he is dreaming of some golpe.
The opening salvo was, if you ask me, very effective.
I would go as far as to say that it has landed square on Francis’ and the Kasperites’ head.