One struggles to keep pace with the events at the Synod. Not only for the astonishing chaos caused by the equally astonishing incompetence of the Evil Clown, but because we get to know things in a delayed manner, and therefore miss some piece of information that becomes clear only later.
It appears obvious to me that Francis’ intervention on Tuesday was not due to the speech of Cardinal Erdo the day before, but rather (or principally) to the letter of the thirteen cardinals given to him on the same day. Only we did not know about the letter at the time, so we could not link the two events in any way.
It also transpires that already on the first real day of work, thirteen cardinals have given the Pope what can only be understood as a serious warning, politely but clearly expressed, not to mess around with Doctrine. If you read the letter – which is everywhere now on the net – you will see that the criticism moves on various issues not only of transparency and – I dare to say – common decency, but more importantly on the Instrumentum Laboris being unsuitable as the starting point for any kind of credible Catholic document.
Francis, ass that he always is, perhaps does not get the message. More probably, though, he does. Then he stomps his humbly shod feet to the ground and delivers that masterwork of pettiness and childishness: the bitchy address of Tuesday, in which he says in so many words that he is still the one who calls the shots whilst (hopefully) understanding that no, he doesn’t; that being a pope is a different matter than being one of the many idiots who can ruin with impunity South or Central American Countries; and that he will not be allowed to do as he pleases.
My bet (but again, I am an optimist) is that Francis was so bilious at the revolt of his own Cardinals, and possibly also at Erdo’s speech, that he reacted to the double whammy with a very childish reminder that… he is the Pope, but knowing that he will not dare go beyond the line now clearly traced in the sand. Yes, he is the pope, which everyone but a couple of Sedevacantists already know, and is exactly why they are so worried.
The bomb of the Cardinals’ letter then causes an attempt from third parties at defusing it. No, we were told: Cardinal such and such other were not among the signatories. One or two actually say they have signed… another letter!
Woah, stop there!
We do not really care who has signed, though we know it by now. It appears obvious that such a letter was not presented to all Cardinals and Bishops before being signed, as it would have come to the ears of the pope way before delivery. Rather, the thirteen have clearly decided themselves to act fast and without fluffing around, because there isn’t time to lose, and you don’t need a genius to understand that their concerns are shared by the vast majority of the Synod participants. So who cares if Cardinal Titius, or Caius, has not signed? Thirteen Cardinals have certainly signed a clear letter of warning to the Pope. They tell him that they will not allow him to hijack this synod in the same way as he has tried to hijack the last one. They tell him that they don’t like his ways, and don’t trust him one bit. They tell him – in so many words – that they know he is on the side of the heretics, and won’t allow him to give them a licence to sacrilege. If this isn’t enough to make you smile, I don’t know what is.
Note also – though they are not so important – the names: Mueller, Napier, Pell are three heavyweights of the current administration, Caffarra is one (as V II Cardinals go) to count on. As far as I know, a letter of the sort is unprecedented in modern times. It is unthinkable for a rational mind to think that these prelates, and countless others, will fold in case of SHTF scenario after leaning so much out of the window. Won’t happen, Frankie boy. If you are still planning anything very stupid, all signals say that you are in for the ride of your disgraceful life.
Then there is the matter of the content of the letter. Were there, actually, two letters, of which only one was leaked? Is that so surprising in these tragicomic days? Or was there – far more probably – only one letter, and the content was leaked only in its most savoury parts? We don’t know. But we will know in due course. It must be a very stupid Pope who thinks that he can hide one single sigh uttered during this synod for long.
The strange days continue. Father Lombardi licks the Pope’s boots so thoroughly his tongue is now completely black and I am glad I cannot find the link anymore, because I could otherwise write something less than charitable. But then Lombardi and Rosica are fully irrelevant. They remind one more and more of Comical Ali, as their faggoty talk is given the lie from extremely strong interventions from people who are saying – in all possible ways – to Francis that they will not be fooled.
Archbishop Gadecki delivers his three-minute speech and, in a nutshell, lectures Francis about basic Catholicism. He makes very clear that he speaks for the entire Polish Bishops’ conference. One wonders how stupid must Francis be in order not to understand the message.
It goes on: Cardinal Sarah delivers an absolutely devastating (for the heretics) three-minute address at the Synod, that falls short of accusing Kasper & Co. (and Francis with them) of heresy and treason merely for reasons of basic politeness. Sarah is as blunt as you can expect any Cardinal to be. He even openly criticises the entire 2014 Synod in its ways and message, well knowing who is responsible for both.
You would think the question has been already settled, and the heretical side (headed by Francis) has now understood they are closely watched and will not be allowed to play any trick, whatever instrument or excuse Francis may choose for it.
You would, wouldn’t you? I certainly do. But the problem is that at the helm there is a man so incompetent, so ignorant, so petty, so full of himself, so out-and-out Incompetent South American Dictator that no one knows what kind of stupid thing he may not do. Not, mind, because of great courage and dedication to the heretical cause; but because he is too stupid to understand the consequences of what he does.
Already the fact that he keeps changing the rules of this utterly discredited Synod and is obviously unable to see how unspeakably incompetent, petty and stupid he looks should be a warning. This one is a loose cannon. You can hope that he uses his brains (whatever he has of them) and stays put, but the simple truth is that we don’t know: people with a basic sense of what is good for them wouldn’t go around behaving like spoiled children as he does, either.
We hope and pray. I suggest you pray for the man – as salutary penance – that he may see the light, or at least be dissuaded from the worst. But please also pray the Lord that He may carry the man away to wherever he is supposed to go – I think I know where – before he does something very, very stupid.
From lightning and storm; from plague, disease, and famine; from war, murder, sudden death, and Francis. Good Lord, deliver us.
I received the following comment from a kind reader called genetically Catholic.
Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki’s is a participant in the Synod, and keeps “copious notes” on interventions on his blog. In Polish of course.
The blogger at torontocatholicwitness blog says that what Fr. Rosica is reporting, ” is in total contradiction with what I have read on Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki’s blog. Fr. Rosica may be unaware, but this Prelate keeps copious notes on interventions”.
The blogger translates some of Archbishop Gadecki’s notes on the torontocatholicwitness blog – one is of an edifying intervention by Cardinal Sarah and the other, a rebuke by the Greek-Melkite Patriarch of Antioch, His Beatitude Gregory III Laham. See them here at: http://torontocatholicwitness.blogspot.ca/
I followed the link, and invite you to do the same.
You will read the most astonishing and blasphemous challenge to Our Lord from a piece of satanical waste called Cardinal Jose Luiz Lacunza Maestrojuan, and the prompt and clear rebuke from the (Catholic) Greek-Melchite Patriarch.
I wish someone explained to me what business Cardinal Maestrojuan has in calling himself a Christian, much less a Catholic. The man is clearly a Jew, and he clearly refuses Christ and the New Testament.
On a different note, this is further evidence that Father Rosica is not reporting to us what is said at the synod, but the fantasy version he wants to sell you to please his boss Francis and the Lavender Mafia.
I wish I could read Polish in order to follow what Archbishop Gadecki reports. It is wonderful to see faithful Catholic prelates using blogs to alert the faithful about what is happening.
In the time of internet and mass blogging, Father Rosica cannot go very far.
Though I am sure he can stoop very low.