Daily Archives: September 5, 2016
Strange events have occurred in the Blogosphere in the past few years.
There was the blog of the well-known deacon, closed down by order of the bishop. The wife of the deacon kept posting for a while. The bishop ordered her silenced, too. The Bishop was Campbell. A rather poisoning soup, this one.
The bishop's poisoned measures proved very unpopular.
After a while, another blogger – this time a priest, writing one of the then most famous blogs in all of the Catholic blogosphere – started to write less and less frequently; even before health problems made it more “natural” for it to be so. He was, coincidentally, also transferred. Coincidentally, of course. Did his successor keep the TLM? Not sure about that….
This year a third blog – this one too from a blogger priest – is giving signs of slow disappearance.
One wonders whether the “Protect The Pope” precedent might not have moved a bishop or two to choose a different way: order to his own blogger priest, under obedience, to slowly and gradually let his blogging activity die. Over many months or a couple of years, though; so that the uproar and the accusations of censorship might be avoided.
I have wanted to write this for a while, and I think I never did. However, the recent events made known by Father Hunwicke make me think that there might be something to it. If signing a letter is enough for systematic bullying, writing a blog is more than enough for it.
I will write more about Father Hunwicke's blog post.
But one thing is clear: be an orthodox blogger Priest, and Francis' dogs will wait for the right moment to bite you.
The American Thinker has an excellent article about Pope Francis' abuse and shameless distortion of what the great saint whose name he had the insolence to chose stood for.
At the same time, the article is a good occasion to remind ourselves of how mainstream V II priests and prelates have deviated from sound Catholic teaching and have adapted to the very stupid world around them.
“Hold on to your Korans”, and the shameful addresses to the Muslims for the beginning of Ramadan – encouraging them to be good Muslims – weren't born overnight. They are the bastard child of a church hierarchy sailing very close to the wind for a long time, and dabbing with heresy for too long under the pretence of some excuse or other. Remember JP II saying that the principle concerning capital punishment remains, but in the modern world it is difficult to find ways for its concrete application? What is this if not unofficial, covert heresy? Are you aware that messages to Mohammedans for the beginning of Ramadan have been sent by Popes for some time now, though in the past they used to be less FrancisChurch like? How is it reasonable to expect that fifty years of interfaith rubbish do not generate, one day, a Francis?
Saint Francis would have been horrified of a Pope like the Evil Clown. He would have considered such a one a heretic and a fifth column of our own enemies. He would, if necessary, have risked his life to convert such a Pope to Catholicism.
But you see, those were Christian times. Times of capital punishment. Times of Crusades.
Times extremely unlikely to produce an obvious enemy of the Church as Pope.