Sunday, February 22, 2015

With bishops shilling for adultery, contraception, communism and keeping faithful seminarians from seminaries, Pope Francis shows us his cards. Again.

The comments came in a meeting with Roman clergy that - get this - in order to be allowed to flow freely, Pope Francis asked not to be televised.

He seems to be suggesting all of the insults he has hurled against faithful Catholics in front of journalists were reserved expressions of how he really feels?!!

When he was ready to really let loose, he knew enough to restrict the cameras from recording what he was going to say.

Well, the Holy Father been making convincing statements about how transparent he wants to be, saying things in secret must be his idea of how transparency works?

He advised all to be suspicious of seminarians rejected by other diocese who look like they practice our faith devoutly as this is a sign of mental and psychological problems.

Yes. There is nothing as mental as the devout practice of our religion on the Isle of Crete. That's what I always say.

TTC readers will remember that Pope Francis said seminarians with sexual attractions to men was something he advises the Church not to make judgments.

He couldn't be ignorant of the mental and spiritual problems of prelates demoralizing Catholics. He must know all of the problems they have caused over the last few decades, including legal troubles. Priests who demoralized generations of Catholics have emptied the pews and nearly bankrupted Christ's Church. They feed and empower the demons both inside and outside of the Church. The order of the world is collapsing around us.

And the Holy Father is worried about seminarians demonstrating faithfulness to Church teaching and piety?

Something really screwy is going on here.

It reminds me of something that I can't quite put my finger on.

I think I'm going to dig out my copy of Windswept House.

Meanwhile, Lifesite articulates the longstanding reason faithful Catholics are rejected in seminaries:

For many years in many seminaries, reported Rose, only those sympathetic to the cause of the sexual revolution made it past these gatekeepers. Those men who applied to seminaries who upheld the teachings of the Catholic religion - especially believing homosexual acts are gravely sinful and the homosexual inclination is intrinsically disordered - were systematically excluded.

Who wants faithful Catholics around in seminaries where the powers that be want Church teaching not to be upheld?

A man wanting to enter a seminary to be a practicing physician who does the things to absolve sin instead of teaching the virtues of it, naturally will object when the seminary attempts to teach contradictions to teaching or welcomes a brothel atmosphere.

It's risky to have us around.

We may secretly smuggle out evidence and their corruption will end up on the internet or in the news. don't suppose keeping faithful Catholics out of seminaries is a long-term strategic tool to return the priesthood to Mapplethorpe, do you?

We made great progress unraveling the mandate of accepting or practicing sodomy to get into a Catholic seminary. But I would say this little nudge-nudge-wink-wink speech from the Holy Father indicates we are going to suffer a setback.

It is very important that your sons only apply to diocese where faithful bishops have resided and are presently residing. Even this is not a guarantee as the Pope could remove and replace a bishop at will. They might be better off in orders for now. This is definitely not my area of expertise but with this revelation, great caution is advised to any family whose children are considering ordination.

Pope Francis team is rushing off to a retreat to heal 'defects'.

I'd love to be a fly on the wall to hear what they perceive 'defects' to be.

Perhaps this is another hint:

Francis also said the heart is where daily choices are made between "good and evil" and between "indifference and sharing."

The animus is actually much more complicated.

A 'heart' pumps blood and oxygen. There is no such thing as a 'heart' in the spiritual world. As such, a 'heart' does not have the tools to make informed choices. That is why Christ provided His Church with a Catechism.

The Pope is talking about the communications between the soul and intellect that stirs emotions.

But that system relies upon years of catechesis and instruction from parents, priests, bishops and our popes. Our people have been deprived of catechesis since the nutjobs hijacked Vatican II. In that malfeasance and misfeasance of priests, the devil communicates.

The effects of mortal sin affect that system. This is the cause of all of our 'defects' in the system.

The dynamics of 'changes' Pope Francis and his team have been promoting involve depriving the faithful of catechesis that lead to remorse for sin and absolution, and replace it with 'pastoral practices' that inform the intellect of heir people that evil and sin is good.

The damage is catastrophic to communication between the intellect and soul that authors our emotions.

This is why he has positioned himself into the camp of the enemy to Catholics who have no intention of telling our loved ones, "
this is an updated version of Christ's Church" - Go ahead and follow the instructions.

The insults, slander, threats and bullying coming from the authority which has seated itself in the Holy City of God, is nothing new. This dynamic has been in play for decades as the 'defects' consumed the souls underneath the Chair of Peter.

When I think about the power play in Rome, I am really baffled by their ignorance of where faithful Catholics are after 40 years of it. I'm shocked that they did not realize that we spent the last 20 years recapturing our seminaries, priests, parishes and there is no going back for us, come what may.

It seems they believe a slow drip from the Chair of Peter, while insulting, threatening, exiling faithful Catholics hoped to persuade Catholics to go along to get along, just like we did when they ordained and protected pedophiles. They seem ignorant of the changes that have taken place in laity over the last fifteen years, how the internet connected, fed and empowered us.

Take a look a the number of blogs that are expressing disgust over Fr. Rosica's threats to sue a Catholic father who has formed an opinion about his statements and erroneous and offensive theology.

Maybe they thought they could fire their weapons at will because Mark Shea and Lizzy had control of Catholics in blogosphere?

They would do well to read this post on Rorate to divest them of their delusions.

They are still living in the world of the glory days. It's astounding.

I really believe they think when they pull the trigger, their authority will survive the resistance.

Judging from the sentiments about Pope Francis that have overcome practicing Catholics, they are underestimating the effects of the split in the road that lies ahead of us in October.

Even the people collaborating with John Allen are starting to see the picture coming into focus.

I was at a dinner in Rome last week in which a senior churchman, someone who would conventionally be seen as fairly conservative but who’s struggling to give Francis the benefit of the doubt, wondered aloud whether by this time next year we’ll be in a situation in which “orthodox” or “faithful” Catholics have permanently given up on Francis and gone into overt opposition.

I don't think we are talking about 'next year'. Fr. Rosica has accelerated the clock.


Anonymous said...

Definitely get out that copy of Windswept House.... We've actually been watching it unfold... only it was accomplished with Pope Benedict not JPII.

Anonymous said...

The Holy Father pope Benedict was forced out. Cardinal Bertone gave an interview to the Huffington Post about 10 days ago. In the interview he revealed that he knew of the" resignation" 7 months before and get this..... Who the new pope's name was. So please stop throwing Pope Benedict under the bus. Why aren' t the Catholic news blogs and social media reporting what Cardinal Bertone said? All I see is distractions like the Church militant tv v's Remnant newspaper, geocentrist and the Karl Keating drama and FFI persecution. Not that those issues aren't important, but my world what Cardinal Bertone revealed should be shouted from the rooftops!

Anonymous said...

"before you sign things over to Pope Francis."

I would not over-interpret that to mean he knew B16's successor before B16 resigned, but it's a casual conversational proleptic shorthand that is hardly unknown in our own language.

Anonymous said...

I find what Pope Francis is allowing and saying very troubling. It is leading me to believe Pope Benedict was forced out or strongly persuaded to "resign" by the dissenters and freemasons. The open letter by an Archbishop posted on Rorate Caeli blog has confirmed my suspicions.

Anonymous said...

many priests, as most sorcerers, know things long before they happen. Call them prophets, seers, etc. They did see, they knew Benedict would resign long before he did. I'm not saying Bertone is one of these "special" priests, but I'm sure inside the institution most events are known before they become official.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet that within a year, we'll find out that Pope Francis is gay. I'm not kidding.

David Heath said...

You quoted Rose, who said that "For many years in many seminaries...only those sympathetic to the cause of the sexual revolution made it past these gatekeepers. Those...who upheld the teachings of the Catholic religion...were systematically excluded." I can vouch for the accuracy of this statement...I work with a former seminarian who, in many of our discussions, verified this is what was happening and did happen to him. I believe this was in the late 1980's. He is now married with a family.

Anonymous said...

Good news, bad news: The pope will be silent for a few days--thanks be to God! Bad news: he could be figuring out better how to advance his agenda/

Anonymous said...

"I'll bet that within a year, we'll find out that Pope Francis is gay. I'm not kidding. "

I actually did a small web search on this very question. Or masonic? There is something underneath that is not right, very much not right. He is not upholding Catholicity even though he throws out a few bones here and there. Just look at the caliber of men he is choosing and elevating and that speaks volumes.

TTC said...

The question has crossed my mind, I will not lie, but I would not speculate. I don't think he is and in the end, it doesn't matter. He is selecting and surrounding himself with apostates and asking them to formulate a plan to subvert Church teaching to the next generation.

I don't give a flying fig what his sexual attractions are, those are between him and God. His job to preserve our religion is my business!

'DIS & 'DAT said...

My take on Carol's excellent summary of corruption, diviancy and malfeasance became more publicis the world would celebrate Pope Francis enlighenment, mercy and understanding particularly Catholics. Much of what is outlined is already covertly approved and institutionized. Some years ago I was told by a priest with very wide knowledge of the Church that between one-third and one-half of the priesthood was gay. Absent a miracle we should only expect things to get worse. Action to take: blog and pray, blog and pray. God help us all

Michael Dowd

Lorraine said...

I'd rather have a "gay" pope than a heretic who undermines and demoralizes faithful Catholics every chance he gets.

'DIS & 'DAT said...

I take it Loraine you are you referring to Pope Francis "who undermines and demoralizes faithful Catholics every chance he gets."

While I think you could be right I believe we should have hope that he will come to his senses and we should also pray to the Holy Spirit to intervene in the unprecedented disaster of his Papacy.

Michael Dowd