Don’t Sweep Heresy Under The Carpet
I notice from various corners the tendency or some orthodox Catholics to react to the Apostolic Excrementation in one of two ways: by saying that some parts raise “concerns”, but there is a lot of good in it, too; or by just ignoring the heresy and say that Pope Francis upheld Catholic doctrine.
Both attitudes are very dangerous, and are an unwitting help offered to Pope Francis.
If I gave you a poisoned cake, would you try to describe my gift as something with a lot of good ingredients in it, but whose poison causes you “concerns”? Heresy is poison for the soul. Francis is trying to poison the faithful with a 260-pages-cake, hoping you focus on the cream and chocolate whilst the poison works on the faithful. No, you would reject the entire cake as poisonous.
The same goes for the “ignore and resist” tactic. Heresy can never be ignored. It is there. It is there for a reason. It is being used as I write this to create a system of “parallel churches”, in which some Countries – or dioceses, or parishes – keep being faithful, whilst Francis allows the others to do as they please, safe in the cover not only of factual complicity, but of a written papal document.
Nor does it matter how much poison there is in the cake. This particular cake does have an awful lot of heretical poison in it; but even if the heresy had been hidden in only one or two footnotes, the heresy would have been just as grave anyway.
Things must be said as they are. The reality of a heretical Pope is blatantly evident. To ignore both the man's obviously heretical mind and the heretical documents he publishes is tantamount to allowing the man to spread his heresy among the weak, the ill-informed, and the stupid, merely because we are confident we aren't going to fall into the trap ourselves.
We don't live in countless little Catholic islands. The heresy spread among others concerns us. It is our duty to warn the weak, the ill-informed, and the stupid about what Francis is doing. To pretend that nothing is happening is not only intellectually dishonest – an awful lot is happening – but it makes the work of Satan, who will much prefer to be ignored by the faithful as he works his “black magic” on the others.
Do not sweep heresy und the rag. Denounce it very loud in your blog, in your office, with your friends, in your parish. Profit from it to teach proper doctrine to the uninformed, who will smile at you as you say the Pope is heretic. Leave a mark. Make people think of you first next time they hear or read about Francis. We are little individually, but we can do a lot all together.
And when you do God's work, numbers don't matter anyway.