Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pope Francis effect on catechesis

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.


Anonymous said...

"Pope Francis can't be this stupid."

Why not? Are the cardinals who elected him all that smart?

Besides, the authors of the epistles prophesied that a great apostasy would take place when the "last days" wind down. Perhaps this is the beginning...

TTC said...

The Cardinals who elected him are not the sharpest tools in the shed.

You've got me there. But neither were the Apostles who were hand picked by Christ Himself! (Remember how frustrated He was from time to time when they asked questions?)

Anyone who has ever been called by Christ to do something asks why He doesn't He doesn't pick the smartest, wisest, richest or somebody more suitable.

I'll bet if you think about it, you've been there yourself.

In listening to the larger context of things the Pope says, I hear his own faithfulness and his calls to follow him. I don't smell an apostate.

My gut instincts are, he senses urgency, the seriousness of the diabolical disorientation and he has a game plan. Some of the things are going very well. For instance, he's been able to change the malicious commentary of the press projecting the image we are a nefarious institution that spits out pedophile priests.

The rug has been pulled out from Mitchell Garabedian.

He's made progress in helping our homosexual brothers and sisters to know that they are as loved as every other person who is struggling with attractions and addictions to sin. I'm on board that. It just can't happen through twisting the teachings of the Church into a pretzel or depriving us of them.

Some of it may be a language barrier, some is being taken out of context by the press, some may be the Pope's personal style of talking without thinking things through. I don't know what the problem is, but the fruit we all know this kind of a show bears is ripening. It's going to be put under his nose on a silver platter to eat of it.

breathnach said...

Under the nebulous cloak of "good Pope Francis" the dissenters are busy as beavers underming the Faith.

There is concern in the UK as "A Call to Action" reasserts itself, organizing on the parish level:

Anonymous said...


Let me remind you and your readers of something Pope Francis said a while back on same-sex marriage:

"Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God."

I hate to see dissidents heap praise on Francis and try to make him one of their own.


Anonymous said...

Call to Action?!

The androgynous sea of blue hair, canes and walkers.