Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Every once in a while you come across something that takes you deep into the spiritual world - the invisible world - and confirms something we see but nobody really wants to say out loud. Fr. Rutler, Bishop Fulton Sheen, St. John Paul II's writings have always struck a chord for me.
I came across this into of Lord of the World from Fr. McCloskey that fits the genre. It's a brief but well-done description of Church teaching on the antichrist and commentary that gives some perspective.
Nothing new, just a refresher on things I hadn't read in a while which for me really hit below the belt on the papacy of Pope Francis. I'm not implying Fr. McCloskey intended to convey anything about Pope Francis, but that the Catechism and Church teaching was a reality check.
I give the devil a lot of due. It's possible to be so powerful as to twist every word and deed of Pope Francis. I'd have a much easier time swallowing it, if it weren't for the things I see Pope Francis doing with my very own eyes.
When deception and confusion is about and I am trying to get to the bottom of it, sometimes the answers come down to one question where the person is trapped.
It is this way for me with the Holy Father. With all the hoopla around the papacy of what he didn't mean to say and do, there is just no getting around the author of appointing Kasper and Marx and helping them spread their errors.
I just can't help reading the description of Church teaching about the antichrist and pinning it like a rose to the trajectory of Pope Francis' 'pastoral policies' that contradict the Magisterium.
Nobody want's to pin such a sinister deception on such a loving, affectionate man. I hope the guy is just a tool. There is no question that he is being used as a tool.