Daily Archives: October 18, 2015
When even a New York Times journalist trashes you in front of his readership, you know your situation is rather precarious.
The simple fact is, Francis’ heresy has gone mainstream. People from all walks of life simply acknowledge the fact, and write about the possible outcomes. It’s beyond parody. It’s the Evil Clown’s papacy.
You may say Douthat is conservative for NYT standards, but he certainly isn’t based on Catholic ones. More crucially, his own boss or bosses decide he should present the situation to his readers as a Catholic and, as a Catholic, candidly telling you what is wrong with the man.
For all the atheist readers of the NYT, it must be a strange sensation. They might be inclined to, but can they really side with Judas? And if they do, with what reasoning? “I hope Francis succeeds because he is trying to destroy the Church”? How can, then, one like that blame those who resist the Evil Clown?
Francis has lost face. Even the most retarded among the Pollyannas know by now on which side he is. It is what it is. The Pope is a heretic, and proves it every day. He might not have the balls for formal heresy, but it certainly will not be for his lack of trying.
Hey, even the readers of the NYT know it by now.
Now imagine you are a bishop, and you are incensed at this obscene spectacle. What do you do, give the heresy a legitimate platform, and “discuss” about it? Or you simply put an end to such a mess?
The answer is clear. The best way to do this is to not only destroy the legitimacy of this Synod, but the legitimacy of this papacy, too.
Dear God-fearing bishops, please kick this papacy in the head.
Time to walk out.
Time to walk out.
Time to walk out.
When a huge mess happens in his own community, a Protestant thinks: “where do I go?”. At that point, he begins to research the local “c”hurches, hoping to find one within reasonable distance where he, his wife and/or his children will find what he thinks sound Christianity.
In a way, it’ s like divorcing your own “c”hurch; but then again I think most Proddies do not have much against divorce, so this is par for the course.
We are, by God’s grace, different. We do not think about divorce even when things get difficult. Not from the spouse, not from the Church. We know there is only one Church, and that is exactly where we belong.
This Church (note the capitalisation) can have big, big problems; but the Church (note the capitalisation) it still is. We do not start looking for an alternative in sensible driving distance. Rather, we start to pray that the only Church – to which we are linked by an indissoluble bond; a bond whose breaking would, if done with a sufficient degree of culpability, send us to hell – will soon come back to sanity.
I would compare it to the faithful wife whose husband has become a violent drunkard. The faithful wife will do all she can to help the husband reform himself. At some (extreme) point it may become necessary for the faithful wife to even physically separate herself from the husband. But, being a faithful wife, she will still be faithful to her husband; a husband who, bad as he is, is still the spouse she has chosen.
By God’s grace, we have been led – by birth; by marriage; or by the events of life – to link our destiny to the one of the Only Church. We hold this bond as sacred, and this allegiance as unbreakable. We are linked to the Catholic Church, forever.
We know that the Heavenly Jerusalem – the Church in Her supernatural dimension – is the place where we belong. We also know that the Earthly Jerusalem – the way the heavenly Church operates here on earth – is all but human, and might at times shows awful signs of fallen humanity. We know – because we have educated ourselves – that this Only Church has gone on many occasions through difficult times, but she has always emerged victorious in the end. We know that these victories were not due to causality, but were rather due to the efforts of the people whom God inspired to fight the good fight. We also know that these “recoveries” were seldom fast, and rather caused a climate of “uncertainty” to go on for several years of decades.
But you see, in the end this is only a matter for historians. For a properly educated Catholic there can be, in fact, no uncertainty, no matter what Francis does. Conversely, if Francis makes you uncertain the only thing to do is to become a properly educated Catholic.
By God’s grace, I have been baptised a Catholic.
The deal I got was Catholicism, not a strange Papolatry bordering on Satanism.
By God’s grace, I hope to die a Catholic, no matter what Francis does.
I will endeavour to die in the religion of my forefathers. Francis and his can, with all due respect, stuff themselves.
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approveof those who practice them.