Louie Verrecchio has another stellar image that I thought I would reproduce on my blog, besides suggesting that you visit his excellent effort.
As I am by the topic, I would like to make a couple of reflections of my own.
There is in all – also espoused by the Bishop of Rome – talk of inclusiveness in various form – from the inter-religious dialogue to the horrible things committed in the name of peace n luv – the underlying thought that faith in Christ is not necessary for Salvation.
Francis himself says so openly when he allows people to think Atheists can be saved, and also behaves not really better when he sends his wishes to the Mohammedans for the beginning of the Ramadan. But the same is true for all those others – from “Quisling” Nichols visiting Hindu temples, to, well, Cardinal Bergoglio taking part in Jewish ceremonies, to the Assisi rubbish in all its forms – who play the same game for the sake of popularity and an easy life.
You can't have an easy life as a Christian, certainly not in our times. You will have to say it as it is and be called intolerant, uncharitable, “hurting” and obviously homophobic; or get your peace at the price of forgetting Christ and your duties to him.
Which is exactly what Francis and many others love doing, and build their careers on.
Meanwhile, Vincent “Quisling” Nichols is about to become Cardinal, and Father Guarnizo is on the other side of the planet, where his bishop doesn't risk complaints if he refuses to give communion to some frocking dyke.
“Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I AM with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28: 19-20
Let us make a small test here, and let me ask which of these Francis, the Bishop of Rome, is following:
1) Is he “making disciples of all the nations”?
2) Does he consider vital – as mandated by Christ – that they are baptised? How does he see their probable destiny if they aren’t?
3) Does he teach his people to observe his commandments? Or does he rather think there’s no need for that, because hey, they know already? (and by the by, do they?). Does he promote evangelisation, or “dialogue”?
If I were a religion teacher, I would give my fourth-grade pupils the following homework:
– explain what happens at death to a unbaptised atheist who refuses to follow what Jesus commanded, but “does good”: a) according to Christ, and b) according to Francis, and motivate your statements.
The homework would, if I were the teacher of that class, make for interesting reading.
It is very interesting to know that in 1976, Michael Voris was altar boy at the Mass celebrated by Archbishop Fulton Sheen to commemorate Independence.
More interesting still is the vivid portrait Voris makes of the man, both in his human quality and fervent patriotism and in his, well, utterly “un-chareeetable” approach to “ecumenical dialogue”.
If you look at the video (for which you might have to register, which is fast and free) you’ll see how saintly men deal with those who want to “improve” Catholicism.