The priests whom Pope Francis has expressed he will not make judgments upon are starting to publicly disclose what they've been catechizing our children to say and do in our parishes and schools.
Jesuit parish priest Fr. John Whitney wrote a piece called "The Acts of Orange and Blue Apostles" in which he explains that Pope Francis approves of activism to change Church teaching on gay marriage as the example for Catholics to follow
Fr. Whitney explains that protesting teachings on marriage is what Pope Francis intended to convey when he instructed that we 'make a mess' in their diocese.
For Francis, it seems, the timidity of tightly held borders, the safe-harbor of accepted opinion and doctrinal purity risks a greater sin—a greater loss to the Church—than the dangerous paths of love and welcome.
Let us not shoot the messenger.
This is an accurate interpretation of catechetical instructions of Pope Francis.
It is also an accurate manifestation of the marching orders faithful Catholic families are receiving from numerous Boston priests with long histories of agendas to demoralize Church teaching - and if that is not possible demoralize children of families who bring their children to Church.
They had piped down during the pontificate of Pope Benedict but what Pope Francis is saying and doing is giving new life to their crusade.
Irreparable harm and damage is being done in the name of Pope Francis all over the Archdiocese.
This theological lunatic goes on:
In the last few weeks, the students of Eastside Catholic High School, and their companions from other schools in the area, have given us an example of the kind of passionate discernment, motivated by the Gospel, that characterizes an important dimension of Catholic education—and, indeed, should characterize our faith both in and out of school. Regardless of the particulars of this situation (and personnel issues may have complexities I do not know), these students have spoken up as products of Catholic education, as women and men motivated by the Spirit and by their own experience of grace. Though it is a painful time, their teachers and their parents should be proud of the Gospel spirit that has been planted in these young hearts. Likewise, we in the broader Church should be grateful for the mess these young people bring, and should listen with compassion and openness to the Spirit that moves within them. Their love, their gentleness, their quest to make of the Church “the home of all, not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people,” demands more than the silence of authority; it demands communion and engagement with the Church—i.e., education, direction, dialogue—since their spirit is a sign of the Church and is life-blood for the Church. May we engage, with fearless love, at the side of our younger sisters and brothers; and may we trust in the God whose Church we are all becoming.
What king of charity does not make a judgment that this man is sick in the head and soul and contagion to hundreds if not thousands of souls under he is given access to pervert?
Fr. Whitney defended his marching in the Seattle gay pride parade in his parish bulletin and invited parishioners to join him. In that bulletin, he compared the Church’s teaching to Old Testament dietary restrictions.
In a 2012 interview with NPR, he called the bishops’ position defending traditional marriage “a denial of civil rights.”
Me thinks a few thousand dollars and a private investigator is order for this priest. I hear the pitter patter of thoughts arising from his genitalia.
I find it impossible to believe that the men charged with his oversight, and the temporal goods of the Church, have a tin ear to where his thoughts are coming from.
I've never believed the protestations of Chancery officials who claim they are ignorant of the root of agendas of these priests.
The chancery has a duty to make judgments about it and if they won't do it, it's the job of the Romans to find out why the bishop isn't doing it.
When one visits a Chancery and it looks more like a scene from the movie Birdcage than the fruit of a Catholic celibate seminary, one begins to see a pattern that the Romans have a duty to unravel.
The only thing we've seen less of in this pontificate, is celibate men who are trying to flee from it and seeking refuge in the Latin Mass.
Pope Francis can't be this stupid.
In the event he is, and it certainly is not out of the question, I'm not going to rest until we show him the fruit of this show.
At the end of the day, even if I we get from our efforts is that I know that he knows that we know, I'm satisfied I've done all I could for my children and grandchildren, and moreover to Christ and His Church and those who have the right of access to the tools for salvation.
If he knows that we can see it, he knows that Christ knows. Good luck to him carrying that baggage.