Loading The Gun
The “Apostolic Excrementation” is upon us, and I dread what might happen in the next weeks.
At the same time, I cannot avoid reflecting that the widespread comments about the October final Relatio opening the way to heresy did exactly what they wanted to avoid: they made it easier for the Evil Clown to attempt just that.
This little effort has always proposed a different reading of the document: starting from its weakly formulated, but clear refusal of heresy the document should have been read, and proposed, and proclaimed everywhere as shutting the door on any papal attempt to introduce novelty in our religious laws and practice.
I must say that my voice has remained rather in the minority. More spread was the other reading, “Francis will use the weak formulations to introduce heresy”. The reading facilitated just that, and in these horrible days we are living the consequences of this climate of heretical expectations the very enemies of heresy have – in perfect good faith, no doubt – contributed to create.
How different would the climate be today, if in October and November the only possible interpretation of the document – then every document must be read in accordance with what the Church teaches first, instead of anticipating and announcing a heretical interpretation of it – had been vigorously defended. “The door to heretical practice is shut. Shut up you too, Francis, and forget every heretical undertaking if you have your job dear”. This narrative would have put a formidable obstacle on Francis’ plans, particularly considering how fast the man always retreats when the opposition gets vocal. Instead, the cries of impending heresy have paved the way for at least the possibility of an officially heretical papal document.
I am worried. Cardinal Kasper has already trumpeted a great victory for his heresy; but the man was already once exposed as an obvious, and rather stupid, liar, and he has all the interest to read every shut door as open. Kasper would now, even faced with defeat, have to claim victory anyway, like a MiniMe Goebbels claiming victories on the field as the Wehrmacht retreats. 200 pages of waffle should give him a corner or three for that, even if the document is orthodox (see below: CDF). Therefore, Kasper’s statements must be taken, for now, with three pinches of salt.
I have read around that the first draft of the document came back from the CDF with some 30 or 40 pages of observations, which means that at least the first draft – and most certainly the entire thinking behind the document – was shockingly heretical. Have things been amended? What happened when the CDF basically asked for the document to be rewritten? How can 40 pages of observations on a 200 pages document be seen as anything else than “this here is 100% toilet paper”?
We shall know in the next days. We must pray that this also passes without earthquakes, and the mountain gives birth – like in October 2014, and in October 2015 – to another mouse. But we must be ready to call very vocally for the deposition of this Pope if he dared to do what Kasper says he did.
We cannot depose the Pope ourselves. But we can destroy his papacy, and cause the man to lose face in front of every Catholic who has his salvation dear. How many of those are still around is ultimately irrelevant. Truth does not go by numbers.
A battle without precedent since the Arian crisis might be staring us in the face. We must be ready to fight this battle in every way given to us: within our families, with our friends, with our colleagues; accepting mockery, isolation, and the enmity that might result, but also helping God’s work in those whom His Providence has decreed that they be helped by our effort.
Pray, hope, and load your gun.
You might soon have need for it.