This article captures the magnitude of damage Pope Francis has done for decades that lie ahead.
Here's the synopsis.
Poor Pope Francis tried so hard to bring Christ's Church out of the dark ages of resisting temptation and abstaining from sin, and it's a bust. It is not a complete defeat, as he has undermined the Church enough to get enough traction in minds and souls for a victory in the future.
Barring a miracle, damage done to the people we love is close to irreparable. I read a quote from one of the rats on the ship about the intentional damage to minds and souls that I found shocking:
"Now, with the pope's giving more power to the bishops for annulments I think the next step could be letting bishops take responsibility also for training the consciences of people,"
This hit me between the eyes. It was a stunning confession. Pope Francis' initiative is about deprogramming the consciences of the people we love.
They are smothering and strangling the instincts of rightly-ordered soul through the brainwashing of consciences and they are not even ashamed to admit it.
This dangerous cretin has revealed that the pushback and threat of schism caused a retreat:
I don't think we're ready yet to have a consensus on this matter, and it would be not good to have the Synod divided on this matter at the moment
He also revealed that Cardinal Meuller put the kibosh on severing us from the Body of Christ with a question that stumped them:
"There is one basic question being raised every now and then, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the faith studied it: Do the bishops' conferences have theological status or not?" he continued.
"The answer was no.."
It took them three weeks to answer this no-brainer question.
Pope Francis talked about practicing Catholics in his homily.
There's a new insult:
“We have this freedom to judge whatever is happening around us. But in order to judge, we must have a good knowledge of that is happening around us. And how can we do this? How can we do this, which the Church calls ‘recognizing the signs of the times?’ Times are changing. And it’s precisely Christian wisdom that recognizes these changes, recognizes the changing times and recognizes the signs of the times. What one thing and another thing means. And do this freely, without fear.”
Pope Francis conceded that this is not an easy thing to do on account of the external conditioning that pressures Christians as well, encouraging many of them to seek comfort in doing nothing.
“This is something that we usually don’t do: we stick with conformity, we reassure ourselves with (words like) ‘they told us, I heard, people said they read….’ In this way we are reassured. But what is the truth? What is the message that the Lord wants to give me with this sign of the times? First of all, in order to understand the signs of the times we need silence: to be silent and observe. And afterwards we need to reflect within ourselves. One example: why are there so many wars nowadays? Why did something happen? And pray… silence, reflection and prayer. It’s only in this way that we can understand the signs of the times, what Jesus wants to tell us.”
In the face of great temptation, if you fly unto the Sacraments to use the mystical properties of Divinity to help you resist temptation, you teach your children to do the same and take heroic efforts to stop his administration from deprogramming their conscience - you are a do-nothing.
Admittedly, there were many decades when practicing Catholics did nothing.
The glory days when prelates could rape and rob our children of their salvation and we did nothing.
I hope the past year has demonstrated that the times they are a changing.