“Gaudete Et Exsultate”, Or: “I Hate You All”
The official English Text of the new Apostolic Excrementation is out, and it makes for more than a laugh. At this point, I think this old cretin is only good for laughter, as I can’t imagine there is anyone on this planet who is not in mortal sin who really believed he is worth anything as a religious, much less as Pope.
The main traits of the documents are as follows:
- Extremely long, as befits a man never tired of hearing himself talking.
- Extremely secular, as in “devoid of any serious notion of what Catholicism is”
- Full of insults to both God-fearing Catholics and, actually, contemplative religious orders (same as 5).
- Self-referential, with Francis quoting Francis like there is no tomorrow.
- Last but not least, insulting to Jesus and, therefore, blasphemous (I will not get to discuss this today, but take it from me).
This despicable work is the product of the wicked mind of the Evil Clown, aided and abetted by people who share his complete lack of belief in Catholicism.
I will start here the analysis of some points one founds when he starts to swim in this lake of shit. No doubt, many will found others. Further blog posts may continue on this. But make no mistake: once again, this is the work of the Devil.
I suggest that you completely avoid the topic with friends and family, as it is better that this disgraceful document is ignored. If you are asked to comment on it, shoot with the Gatling gun and leave your interlocutor in no doubt as to where Catholicism resides.
1. I like to contemplate the holiness present in the patience of God’s people: in those parents who raise their children with immense love, in those men and women who work hard to support their families, in the sick, [….]. In their daily perseverance I see the holiness of the Church militant. Very often it is a holiness found in our next-door neighbours, those who, living in our midst, reflect God’s presence. We might call them “the middle class of holiness” (Par. 7)
Atheists do all these things, too. It is quite normal, actually it is the standard situation to work hard to support one’s family, love one’s children to bits, or to be sick at some point or other in our lives. Francis, who does not believe in God and has no idea of what the life of grace is, seeks holiness in purely human behaviour. Every atheist who loves his children is holy, every old man who is sick is holy. Nor can you say against this that Francis has restricted this holiness to “God’s people” as in: faithful Catholics. This can’t be, because five years of militant secularism showed us that to this guy “God’s people” are actually exactly those who are *not* faithful Catholics. The very reference to the “middle class” is telling.
2. […] in times when women tended to be most ignored or overlooked, the Holy Spirit raised up saints whose attractiveness produced new spiritual vigour and important reforms in the Church. We can mention Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Saint Bridget, Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. […] (Par. 12)
This is Feminist Francis at work. The times he mentions were times of great religious feeling and very robust Catholicism. There were also times in which were women were held in high esteem in their role as women. nor were they prevented to give an extremely important contribution to the religious spirit of their times, as Francis himself admits making a number of examples (to whom I add the most astonishing episode of a very young woman who rose to the very top: Joan of Arc). The problem with Francis is that he is so drunk of secularism that he does not see the virtue of those past times, and calls their ordered lives and well-aligned priorities “times when women tended to be most ignored or overlooked”. You read this man and believe that jesus must have ranted every day against the “Patriarchate”.
3. To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves. Are you called to the consecrated life? Be holy by living out your commitment with joy. Are you married? Be holy by loving and caring for your husband or wife, as Christ does for the Church. Do you work for a living? Be holy by labouring with integrity and skill in the service of your brothers and sisters. Are you a parent or grandparent? Be holy by patiently teaching the little ones how to follow Jesus. Are you in a position of authority? Be holy by working for the common good and renouncing personal gain. (Par. 14)
Another positively creepy long statement. It may well be that a person becomes holy in the midst of persecution and with no priest in sight; but normally speaking, in order to become holy I certainly need the sacramental life to provide me with the Church exists in the first place. The normal case should and cannot be the one where the faithful is accompanied by his priests and bishops, and with the prayers and assistance of religious, on the path of holiness. Therefore, the paragraph smells of Protestantism, another trait commonly seen in Francis and, therefore, clearly the intended message here. In addition, we notice that severla of the examples of this paragraph do not mention the Catholic life. The outlook on holiness is, once again, merely worldly: caring for spouses and children, working hard, being a good boss constitutes holiness. Yes, here and there there is a sprinkling of Catholicism (the grandparents, the religious), but these look like later additions to a secular building. This is another trait of Francis’ bloviations: a solidly worldly foundation with some quotation here and there to feed the pigeons.
4. It is not healthy to love silence while fleeing interaction with others, to want peace and quiet while avoiding activity, to seek prayer while disdaining service. Everything can be accepted and integrated into our life in this world, and become a part of our path to holiness. We are called to be contemplatives even in the midst of action, and to grow in holiness by responsibly and generously carrying out our proper mission. (Par. 25)
27. Could the Holy Spirit urge us to carry out a mission and then ask us to abandon it, or not fully engage in it, so as to preserve our inner peace? Yet there are times when we are tempted to relegate pastoral engagement or commitment in the world to second place, as if these were “distractions” along the path to growth in holiness and interior peace. We can forget that “life does not have a mission, but is a mission”. (Par. 26)
This is a real bomb. It amounts to a severe downplay and even open rebuke of contemplative life, something not surprising in a man who clearly has no idea whatsoever of the spiritual life. Socialist Francis does not see any use i na life devoted entirely to prayer and contemplation, because it takes the person making such a choice away from the fight against “inequality”. This is another common trend of Francis’ writing and talks: if you are an activist, you are a good guy; if you aren’t an activist, you aren’t. I can, here, not avoid imagining that Francis has been invited, by people with more brains than himself, to excise this part, and has flatly refused like the stubborn ass he is. It takes a real Commie to either not understand the uproar these paragraphs would cause or to not care for it.
This is a very long post already, and I am only at around one sixth of this disgraceful document. I will not eat this manure in its entirety. I might write more blog posts on the one or other anti-Catholic statement therein contained, but I trust that this presentation already gives a clear idea of what we are confronted with here.
Stay away from this rubbish.
It is, once again, the work of the devil.