Even NYT Writers Start Seeing That Francis Has Failed
When was last time you heard about the “Francis effect”? Yep, and you now know why: even the secular press knows it did not work.
The article is, as you would expect by a libtard publication like the NYT – the author works for “First Things”, though; more about this later – entirely centred around secular issues. In line with the forma mentis of your average IYI (“Intellectual Yet Idiot”) reader, The Church is seen like a party, or a product, or a firm: where an “innovator” who seems “in line with the times” steps in and “revitalises” the ailing organisation. And this leader does such wonderful things as living in a luxury hotel, wearing black shoes, shooting selfies, and other such like stupid things very much liked by a stupid age.
The article, showing the great ignorance of his author in matters of Catholicism, (but we are talking of Libtards here) even absurdly criticises the Pope because
Francis has also shied away from big changes on doctrinal matters. Instead of explicitly endorsing communion for the divorced and remarried couples, he has quietly urged them on with a wink and a nod.
(Yes: you can facepalm here. No, really. It’s ok).
The secular mind sees the secular Pope at work; it sees him trying to make of the Church something similar to the Democratic Party; it sees, also, that he is failing miserably.
The secular mind cannot understand the Church more than the devil can like holy water. They just do not get that the Church – as an organisation – prospers when she opposes the world, and withers when she cozies up with it. If they knew this simple truth, they would never invent strange and absurd expressions like the “Francis effect” and mean that it would be good for the Church as an organisation.
The Catholic mind understands the folly of all this. But hey, they are “homophobic”, so they don’t count.
As the author points out, very rightly, Francis has failed miserably even in the other – and originally, we were told, the most important – reason for his appointment: the reorganisation of the inefficient, corrupt Vatican apparatus. We knew that already, because we know that South American dictators tend to be extremely stupid wreckers of everything they touch. But it’ s nice to see that some libtard notices that, too.
However, the obviously Catholicism-free author must have heard, at some point, something about Catholicism at First Things, because he seems to have a very confused idea of how the Church works. Examining the cause of the continuing decomposition of the Church in the US, he writes something that has always been a mainstay of this little effort:
Francis has built his popularity at the expense of the church he leads.
The cult of man damages the Church of God. Francis, in his vanity and folly, presents himself as the good guy in opposition to the bad guys of the sixty generations before his. It can work for him, for a while, until people understand what a phony the man is. But it will never be any good for the Church. This is now apparent, and the “Francis effect” thingy has gone the way of “reading Francis through Benedict”.
The author, who is so blind that he sees something positive in Francis “paying his own hotel bill” and “eschewing the red shoes”, still has some ideas left of what Catholicism is:
Those who wish to see a stronger church may have to wait for a different kind of pope. Instead of trying to soften the church’s teaching, such a man would need to speak of the way hard disciplines can lead to freedom. Confronting a hostile age with the strange claims of Catholic faith may not be popular, but over time it may prove more effective. Even Christ was met with the jeers of the crowd.
So, is this author Catholic after all, and just too servile to the NYT to write like one? I don’t know, and I am not interested to know. What interests me here is that even the entirely secular outlook of this article must see Francis’ dismal failure.
The Church is the enemy of the world. Francis is the friend of the world. Francis is the enemy of the Church.
And he has failed.
Even Libtards see it now.
Posted on September 29, 2016, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged "Francis Effect", New York Times, Pope Francis. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.
Great news Mandabor and surprisingly salient insight by the author:
“Francis has built his popularity at the expense of the church he leads. Those who wish to see a stronger church may have to wait for a different kind of pope. Instead of trying to soften the church’s teaching, such a man would need to speak of the way hard disciplines can lead to freedom. Confronting a hostile age with the strange claims of Catholic faith may not be popular, but over time it may prove more effective. Even Christ was met with the jeers of the crowd.”
He sounds like one of us.
Yes, in the end he sounded rather Catholic.
Unbelievable, once seen the secular crap he had crapped until then.
turns out he is one of the big whigs at “Fist Things”. Allegedly, even a Catholic.
We are in bad shape.
Jorge was absent from class, when they taught about orignal sin, to reappear, when they were already on he class struggle and Workers Unite. Therefore he is a materialist worshipping poverty, who believes himself, not Jesus, to be the saviour of the world – not through Jesus, but through demagoguery and dialogue with error and evil.
I’ll tell you who else is failing; The prelates who try to find good stuff in Amoris Laetitia and Laudato Si.
It is embarrassing listening to “orthodox” prelates sifting thru the tripe in order to try to concoct viable Church teaching from heretical gobblygook.
I hold history and theology degrees but I am also a rancher. And doing what these prelates are doing is no different than sitting in the pigpen fingering a big pile of hog crap in the hope of finding a decent meal.
Sure, you can find a few undigested kernels of corn and the occasional bone with some marrow left in it, but on the whole, you are going to wind up smelling like shit, looking silly and still stuck with what the pig got rid of.
3 cardinals join 80 Catholic leaders in declaration affirming Church’s unchangeable teaching on marriage https://www.lifesitenews.com/all/yesterday#article-please-sign-declaration-of-fidelity-to-the-churchs-unchangeable-teaching-on
Tragically, I don’t think he is a failure. I think he is achieving most of his goals and there’s even more to come. So many people will be lead astray by him.
If one wants to wrecks, it’ snot difficult to be successful in that. It’s far easier than to be a good, orthodox Pope.
Francis was more prudent in the first two years of his pontificate. He spectacularly backpedaled after the first Synod. Then he tested the waters, and found them safe. Since April the floodgates have opened.
What he will do next I do not even dare to think.
“What he will do next I do not even dare to think.”
I fear further attacks on the sacraments;
Holy Orders – Deaconettes – This will allow hime to give near Priest-like abilities and duties to women. He won’t change the “doctrine” (wink-wink), but only the “practice” and “discipline”.
Priests – He will change the age-old practice of celibate (non-married) priests. I think he will even give mass dispensations to the clergy of their vows of celibacy.
Holy Communion – Opening it further to non-Catholics and non-repentant christians of any stripe. Especially Lutherans. (Make sure we apologize for our treatment of Luther and Henry VIII and then damn St. Thomas More)
Confession – It has already been discarded in all but “doctrine”.
Give me 5 more minutes and I’m sure i could come up with more.
BTW, As soon as he walked out on the balcony and stood there, before he opened his mouth, I knew he was going to be bad.
And by the grace of God lets us all bow our heads down in shame for the time is near
We will all meet thy God! Let us hope our faces are not too red and blushing when that glorious comes! Hail holy Mary!
“What he will do next I do not even dare to think.”
Well, you know his travelling schedule. Later this month it’s a jaunt “Up North” to Lund to celebrate the Great Divorce of the Church with the anti-morality Swedish State Lesbo-Lutherans.
If God allows this three-ring circus to come off you know the likelihood is we will have lots of grist for a comment mill.
Communion open to Lutherans? Con-celebrations of the Mass with Swedish State Church pastor/”priests”/”priestesses”? Who knows.
After all, the Swedish Church claims to have maintained Apostolic Succession. Think that is good enough to satisfy Jorge?
I pray “Lord, Thy will be done”. Truly, God must have a way to bring good from this evil.
The good coming out of the evil is you writing this comment, and all those reading it and knowing that they will – with God’s grace – never give up the fight.
However, I do not expect to see sanity restored in my lifetime.