Francis on His Way To The Poor Church He Wants

“You stingy, bigoted, fanatic… Catholics!!”

 

Oh, the unintended effects of love of poverty!

In Italy, every taxpayer can decide whether to give 0.8% of his tax bill to the Church or to the Government to be spent for charitable purposes. Therefore, it is not a question of “to give or not to give”. it is merely a question of deciding the direction of certain funds.

Traditionally, the Church has had a lot of support from this. This is because there were many people, even agnostics, even atheists, who appreciated the work of the Church (in Italy rabid atheism really has no traction) and wanted to support it.

It says here that, since Francis has become Pope, the Church has lost two million “8 pro mill supporters”.

Ouch.

Now let us reflect a moment. Can this come from the progressive loss of faith of the Italian population? Perhaps yes, a bit. But 2 million over, let us say, 40 million taxpayers lost in six years is brutal. Also, it does not match with what I said before: the well known fact that many who are not church people and do not even believe in God chose to support the Church because they liked their work on the ground.

The answer is, I think, much simpler.

A lot of people (Catholics, or not) are getting fed up of supporting a Church that promotes illegality, the destruction of Italy’s traditional social fabric, socialism in various forms, and perversion in all forms.   

Therefore, they show Francis the longest finger they have when they have to “tick” the 8 pro mill box. Well done!

FrancisChurch must be starved. This will allow our dear FrancisPrelates and FrancisPriests to practice what they preach at least a bit, and it will show even to the most stupid among the perverts who seem to run the show nowadays that the strategy simply, and literally, does not pay.

We need to close the money tap on these people. Yes, just priests will suffer; but a good priest expects to suffer. Yes, there will be closures of some churches whose priests do a lot for the local youth; but then again, this will help to pose questions as to why this is happening.

This bubo needs to rupture. Francis must be exposed as a toxic enemy of Christ, who is perverting the Church in every aspect of Her activity. And it must be clear that the Italians, and hopefully Catholics in other Countries, are not going to stand for this.

Italians are showing, by the millions, that Francis isn’t worth of their money. Kudos to them, and let us hope that others (particularly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the Kirchensteuer Countries) will follow the example.

 

Posted on July 17, 2019, in Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Excellent. Now Francis gets to practice what he preaches.

  2. I’m old enough to remember the “Francis effect.” You remember, don’t you? It was the media-driven narrative that because Francis was making the ossified, medieval Church more “modern and relevant” huge numbers would flock to the pews (and by inference huge dollars would rain into the collection baskets). Of course, this “Francis effect” thing came form folks who wished the Church only the very best, like the Buggers Broadcasting Communism and MSNLGBT. But the “mainstream Catholic media” echoed it, because… you know… their rice bowls. Now look.

  3. This would make an impact in any nation, but for Italy to do it, far more. Italy is the geographic center, and everyone would notice this.

    We have little in the way of recourse to a pope and church in mass apostasy.
    We have prayer.
    We have money.
    They don’t care about the first.
    They care deeply about the second.
    If we give anything, it should be gift cards to our faithful priests. NOTHING to the diocese.
    This they will notice. Imagine empty offertory save some gift cards to gas stations or grocery stores. How many Sundays of that before they notice. Not long.
    We are not using what we have to influence them. We are feeding the monster, keeping it alive, giving it nourishment, and then wondering why it all just continues.
    We are part of the problem.

  4. But I must say, in these United States, the federal government is now the biggest subsidizer of the church, which is why the American church is obsessed with immigration, and hardly talks about anything else now. The bishops are paid to bring in “migrants” and “resettle” them. This is one reason they can let the church go to blazes. We need to turn off that spigot, and not just for the church, but because they are negatively impacting our nations.

    • Yes, I think Trump should fix that. No more illegals = no more Church apparatus to “care” for them. End of money, end of story.

  5. If I lived in Italy my money would go to Salvini, not the Church, because Salvini is more Catholic.

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