Thursday, April 27, 2017

Quickies: For My Catholic Readers

     I’ve said it before: The pope is not infallible on non-theological subjects. But the Church hierarchy would like us to forget that:

     Because of the statement of Vatican II that “religious submission of mind and will must be shown in a special way to the authentic magisterium of the Roman Pontiff, even when he is not speaking ex cathedra,” and “must be shown in such a way that his supreme magisterium is acknowledged with reverence, the judgments made by him are sincerely adhered to, according to his manifest mind and will,” Catholic leaders and publications tend to think that they must adhere to anything the Pope says about anything.

     Well, what about Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio – excuse me, Pope Francis – and his obeisance toward Islam?

     As the prototypical progressive Jesuit, Pope Francis prides himself on his “ecumenism.” He oozes enthusiasm for every religion except his own. At the top of his list of favorite religions is the Church’s fiercest adversary — Islam.

     He often sounds more like a spokesman for CAIR than a Catholic pope. After jihadists cut off the head of a French priest in July 2016 — yelling “Allahu Akbar” over the priest’s slit throat — Pope Francis rushed to the defense of Islam. “I don’t like to talk about Islamic violence, because every day, when I read the newspaper, I see violence,” he said, before ludicrously blaming the rise of terrorism on the “idolatry” of free-market economics: “As long as the god of money is at the center of the global economy and not the human person, man and woman, this is the first terrorism.

     The pope is a hard-left “progressive:” i.e., a socialist. He’s singlehandedly destroying the greatest of all human institutions from its power seat. Catholics worldwide have no idea how to deal with him. The College of Cardinals is largely useless.



doubletrouble said...

Reason #7,347 for having as little to do with vat2 as possible.

Adrienne said...

I try my best to ignore him. It doesn't always work.

Anonymous said...

I have my 2 children read as much of the old school stuff as possible (St. Thomas Aquinas, letters of Saints from the early days of the church, etc.) I've explained to them that the church is like any other organization and yes it has been infiltrated by marxist zealots who hate it and wish to destroy it from within. We attend the Latin mass whenever possible and will not go to any other mass due to the politically correct nature of just about everything involved. I've also explained to them that Bergoglio (I refuse to refer to him as the holy father as he isn't my father and he sure ain't holy.) is a pretender to the throne and is not to be respected.
Once the congregations and more importantly the money dry up, perhaps they'll get the message.

Dystopic said...

This Pope's actions have cost the church a potential convert: me. I'm not sure what one man's worth is, in the grand scheme of things... but there it is. Of course, I continue to worship God. I will not give up my Christian faith, but will merely continue for a time in my search for a proper church home.