Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cardinal Pell gives Pope Francis some Homework.

We don't know nuttin about science buddyboy, lets stop wasting energy and time on minutia and get hopping on the informing the ignorant, the conversion of sinners and leading people to the rivers of Sanctifying Grace. This is our job on the planet.

The rest is dust in the wind disposed of at the Will of God when our people run out of enough sanctifying Grace to be worthy of the gifts around us. The climate is under the control of the Boss who will take care of it as long as we do our jobs.

What Latin America needed, and in fact what we all need, is a Pope who does his job - teaches the difference between right and wrong, truth and the lies of the devil, how to circumvent temptation, stamp out disordered desires, how to live every day in the pursuit of remaining in a state of Sanctifying Grace.

Becoming the chief scientist of the world, becoming an economist, those jobs belong to others. Christ said very little about money. He said give to Caesar what is Ceasar's and give to God what is God's. He said the same thing to Judas when he rebuked him for his attempts to turn His Church into a social service agency. He said the poor will always be with us, he said, our jobs are to pay attention to caring for and about the Word. He took a whip to people who used the Church as a merchandiser of goods and services.

We are going on 2 1/2 years now and the people the Pope has plugged into roles are spewing heresies. While the people he puts in place are doing that, his distractions about his concerns about the temperature of the air and money are causing further disgust about his moral and theological leadership.

This is the reality of this papacy. Do not shoot the messengers.

Forget about the birds and the bees and the trees and the money. It's half-past time to sit down in the Chair of Peter and do the job of a Pope.

Sanctify our children in the theology that will lead them to salvation.

That is what we need from a Pope.

I leave you with the words of the great living prophet Fr. George Rutler:

July 19, 2015 
by Fr. George W. Rutler

The pessimist and the optimist are much alike. Though the maxim has the pessimist seeing a glass half-empty and the optimist seeing it half-full, what they share is the confinement of their perspectives to the glass and what is in it. I’d rather be an optimist, because he tends to be more valiant. King Saul with his spear was a pessimist who though that Goliath was too big to be killed, and David with his slingshot was an optimist who thought that the giant was too big to miss. But the attitudes of both were psychological. The morose personality sees threat, and the buoyant personality sees opportunity, but reality for both is only perception. It has been observed that the pessimist is an unhappy idiot and the optimist a happy idiot, for the self and the self’s humor are the measure of all things.

There is agreement among both kinds of personalities that the world is going to end. Grimly or happily, they can cite physicists who expect that our own planet will be finished by the year 500,000,000,000 AD. But it will be too hot to sustain human life within a mere one billion years. These days, many seem to be pessimists who think that the world will end faster than expected, at least in terms of livable conditions affected by climate change. Some take this as a new Gospel, and skeptics are treated as heretics facing an opprobrium as harsh as it is capricious and as capricious as it is vicious. The argument is declared settled, even though no true science is ever settled.

No less a brain than that of Isaac Newton was confident that the world would end in 2060 AD. The jury is still out on that. Now some Russian scientists complicate things by predicting that a 60% drop in solar activity will cause a mini-ice age from 2030 to 2040, similar to the freeze from 1645 to 1715. We do know that Paul Ehrlich’s book, The Population Bomb, predicted in 1968 that long before now 4 billion people would have starved to death, including 65 million in the United States. He continues to lecture to well-fed students at Stanford University.

Grigori Rasputin contaminated Russia with his pessimism, predicting that the world would end on August 23, 2013. That only happened in places like Detroit. He was the opposite of P.G. Wodehouse’s blithe Madeline Bassett who thought that “the stars are God’s daisy chain,” and “every time a fairy blows its wee nose a baby is born.”

The only settled science is that of the soul. It is neither pessimistic nor optimistic. It is the realism of Christ who is the Eternal Logos, reason itself. Against pessimism and optimism it posits the virtue of hope. By hope, one trusts God will grant eternal life and the means to attain it if one cooperates with the divine will, while recognizing the difficulties that lie in the path toward that blissful eternity. Hope has no patience for its dark enemy pessimism, nor for its gossamer imitation optimism.

Faithfully Yours in Christ,

Fr. George W. Rutler


Lourdesman said...

This Fr George Rutler, would he be able to "say" Our Lady's mass for us poor Rosary Catholics? Divine science tells that he cannot. In the meantime until Our Lord takes up residence in Our Catholic churches again which is something we do not deserve then we will continue praying Our Lady's Holy Rosary - our only means of salvation.

TTC said...


Not sure what you're talkin 'bout.

Christ is as physically present in His Church as ever in the Sanctuary and Sacraments and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is said every day.

St. Corbinian's Bear said...

Yes, I mean no... wait. [Confused Bear]

Michael Dowd said...

Glad to see this was posted on Pewsitter' so more folks will have opportunity to see how well you describe our current Pope--a man who gets a big kick out of doing other people's jobs while not doing his own.

Check out St.Corbinian's Bear's poll on how Pope Francis is doing his job:

Damaged the Church (90%)

Benefited the Church (4%)

Harmed me spiritually (44%)

Benefited me spiritually (11%)

Harmed me psychologically (40%)

Benefited me psychologically (2%)

TTC said...

Mike, Thanks for your kind words. Frank W at Pewsitter is good to TTC! I loved the story he posted above mine from Mahound's Paradise. He picked out the line saying Pope Francis is trying to be the second coming of Juan Peron. He really has a knack for naming his links!

I was really blown away by the Bear's poll!!! Incredulous. Who'da thunk so many families could be so adversely affected by a pope and he continues on his way like a bull in the china shop. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

I don't like Pope Francis but if a Pope damages somebody spiritually or psychologically merely by his public actions and statements (as opposed to private abuse), the somebody in question has the problem, not the Pope. For far too many Catholics, the Pope takes on a significance far out of proportion to his office. He may be the Vicar of Christ but he's not Christ Himself.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just downloaded the Catechism of Trent!
I just read a little and learned a ton of beautiful stuff!
I learned how to pray properly and about marriage and virginity - These things are not exactly what Ive been reading lately.
Thus far I have not yet gotten to the part that demands "Unity" with the Obama Voting Abortion Clapping Fornicators.
This Catechism is even better reading than the Globe's Crux (a joke).
I want to learn all the Dogmas and Doctrines and have them in hard print and get the best OLD Bible I can find before they are outlawed or changed. You can bet your life Kaspar wants to change some of God's Words in the Bible.

TTC said...

The Catechism of Trent is really something isn't it?

I remember back 25 years or so when discovered what my children were being taught and not taught and found out we were in Mapplethorp. I was blown away by what had become of the priesthood and Christ's Church. Somebody gave me the Catechism of Trent. When I read it, I wept for the grand larceny of our religion. It was a rude awakening .