Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pope Francis Deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church (and some strategic suggestions)

Most of the intervention focused on the relationship between the Curia and the local Churches, with cardinals discussing “decentralization,” and some also introduced the theme of “subsidiarity.”

This has the potential to be really bad.

As if we didn't know already.

Here's the weasel headlines: Pope Francis is poised to change Catholicism forever

I keep thinking about Pope Francis' remark after he surrounded himself with communists and apostates and shipped out Cardinal Burke. Some reporter asked him whether the opposition to his reforms bothered him. He said he didn't know anything about any stinking opposition but he and his team expect opposition and have well-formed plans to proceed in spite of it.

The revelation of this plan explained the insertion of doctrinal errors and moral chaos in the final Relatio and his instructions to feed it to Christ's people.

Seriously, nobody picks an apostate to convey their spin on Church teaching unless your intention was to pervert the minds of the people on the receiving end of their messages.

This principle includes everyone from a parish priest all the way up to the Chair of Peter.

When a minister of the word looks around for people with ideas to convey Church teaching, that selection is intentional.

We need to face the reality of what is happening here. Because if we don't, our children and the people we love are going to be indoctrinated into the apostasy of Cardinal Kasper and his ideas that rob us all of our religion and our salvation.

The time to get off our butts is now.

The Pope is a big boy who can take care of himself. I suspect at some point, he will do a back flip when he sees his own authority to teach is being pulled out from underneath him.

The time to make a choice is now.

What is more important to you?

The feelings of a Pope?

The tools of salvation for your children and your children's children?

This is no contest for me.

I am not interested in what the Holy Father claims his own convictions are on Church teaching. I pray for the man and wish him the best.

When he starts appointing apostates to put together programs to convey Church teaching and those concepts are in the hands of priests and meetings are scheduled to distribute those ideas - the Pope's catechetical reform then becomes my business and your business to point out his comedy of errors.

If his feelings get hurt in the process, we're sorry about 'dat.

Let's get real.

The faithful bishops and Cardinals are not going to be able to stop what he is doing. They are going to do it anyway. He has the power to do it and he is going to do it.

Or so they think.

There are two obstacles I can see to the best laid plans of mice and men.

One, Cardinal Burke has hinted about that relates to the Pope's authority that will be challenged if he steps over the line.

1. Effectively cutting his power would come from his see of bishops and Cardinals.+
2. Making a mess of it on the parish level.+

With respect to #1, that flare has been shot across his bow.
With respect to #2, it gives traction and momentum to #1.

The path of least resistance is #2.

He says he is unaware and doesn't care about opposition, but I think that might be a wee bit of a tall tale.

Watching this Pope and judging what he is saying and doing after we react to his remarks and actions - - my gut instincts tell me he is not willing to risk losing his authority.

The riot on the internet has stalled plans.

Next up: A riot in the pews.

Passing the Relatio out to parishes with the requests to gather the congregation and use the rejected content to discredit the deposit of faith is a longer route than they had hoped, but they are proceeding full throttle with plan b.

The most far-reaching and effective way to reach desired outcome is to contact the bishops office and put the squeezola on him to provide resources that let conversations happen in the parish but have a catechized facilitator answer each talking point and question with resources from the deposit of faith so that the outcome is a kind and warm invitation to understand the deposit of faith and their inheritance of Sacramental Grace. More on this later.

If effectiveness can't be reached on the diocesan level, a fugatz will have to take place on the parish level.

Kindly watch your parish cluster. When and if you receive the notification of meeting to discuss, contact the parish priest and ask him who is facilitating discussion to ensure faithful adherence to Catholic doctrine. Volunteer to help him plan outcome of each talking point. Tell him you are going to be there. Then be there.

This strategic game is called 'pin the responsibility on the bishop and pastor'.

Don't bother with parishes that are gonzo. Help out the good shepherds but the main focus is shore up pastors on the road to conversion but not quite there yet. This is where conversations could go awry and where we can be the most effective.

Again, more on this later - but kindly keep watch for notices in your cluster and contact me via email for help. For those of you who don't have my email, you can find it on the blog.


Anonymous said...

Before the TLM last Sunday I had the opportunity to speak with our Priest concerning Cardinal Burkes statement that the renewal of the church will be brought about by the Traditional Latin Liturgy and about resisting if the divorced and remarried are permitted to receive Holy Communion....Father was elated with the statement about the Liturgy and in complete agreement as to the resistance. Both of his reactions were very comforting but I'm not deluding myself into thinking that this isn't going to get ugly. This is a very well to do Novus Ordo Parish and these two priests are extremely pius men who I'm certain have to walk the fine line. This promises to be a very serious and tumultuous year and many will be contacting you for advice as the inevitable unfolds......very grateful that you take time out of your busy schedule to be a true Catholic Voice amidst the barrage of fresh dung being flung far and wide by those enthusiastically supported by Cardinal OMalley.

Anonymous said...

Most of the bishops are such careerists that they'll follow whatever a sitting pope does or says to grease the wheels of their own ambition. Burke is the exception to the rule, apparently, but the exception often proves the rule.

Anonymous said...

According to Fr. Tony Flannery, an Irish priest "silenced" (but still speaking out) on opposing church teaching on contraception, homosexuality and women's ordination, there is "an anti-Francis faction in the Vatican" led by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) Prefect Gerhard Cardinal Müller. The pope is unable to touch the power of the CDF, which is "very much as it always was, and they are operating very much as they always have been."

More at

'DIS & 'DAT said...

Sign me up for resistance idea but not sure about challenges at parish level as dissent is usually suppressed or ignored.

For example the pastor at my church will not meet with me or answer e-mails about promoting EWTN which he apparently considers too radical. So I took it upon myself to advertise in the parish paper. Apparently, you are allowed to say something if you pay.

Anyway, one of my suggestions is to cut your contribution to the parish and tell them why.

Let's all exchange ideas and experiences.

Michael Dowd

Anonymous said...

Good points.

Bishop Schneider agrees with you:

TTC said...

Outstanding advice from Bishop Schneider. thanks for posting on thread

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I don't think we have much to worry about. The Holy spirit is in the fight. We only need to cooperate when the fire of His spirit falls. Offer ourselves for the spiritual army, put on our armor and take up the sword of the Spirit, the word of God.

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

Thank you, "fromRome", for that link. The bishop is correct.

Michael Davitt said...

"Most of the intervention focused on the relationship between the Curia and the local Churches, with cardinals dis-
cussing “decentralization,” and some also introduced the theme of “subsidiarity.”

Do we not already have a sect that emphasizes this? It is called Congregationalism.

TTC said...

Mary Ann,

Great advice. I have great confidence in Christ's promises that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church. There is no question that Pope Francis has given the people I love the impression moral theology of the Church is no longer applicable when making judgments. These critical changes to the moral compasses of our loved ones is very important to keep underneath his nose and the nose of his see. The more heat before October, the better. Deo Gratis.