Sunday, October 4, 2015

This is kinda fun.

With no prompting, Francis tells Coiro that the local Church in Chile has “lost its head,” allowing a group of politicians to judge a bishop “with no proof whatsoever.”

“Think with the head, don’t be led around by the nose by these leftists who are the ones who put this [opposition] together,” the pope is heard saying.

I don't know the specific details of this, but it is common to accuse anyone who stood in the same room with a pedophile and breathed the same oxygen of 'cover up'.

The only word missing is moonbats.

Pope Francis's homily at the opening Mass was an outstanding defense on the sanctity of the Sacrament of Marriage.

The Holy Father said that it was in this “extremely difficult social and marital context” that the Church was to carry out her mission in fidelity, truth and love.”

He said that the Church must be faithful to her Master’s voice and in so doing defend the sacredness of life, the unity and dissolubility of marriage, and be a sign of God’s grace and of the human ability to love seriously.

The truth, Pope Francis said, is not changed by passing fads or popular opinions. “The truth which protects individuals and humanity as a whole from the temptation of self-centredness and from turning fruitful love into sterile selfishness, faithful union into temporary bonds.”

Many other solid things were said but he left a door open for the Kasper proposal, IMO:

Speaking about the Church’s mission “in charity” Pope Francis used the image of a mother “conscious of her duty to seek and care for hurting couples with the balm of acceptance and mercy.” He spoke of the Church as a “field hospital” with “doors wide open to whoever knocks in search of help and support.”

The Holy Father said that the Church teaches and defends fundamental values yet does not forget “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” (Mk 2:27) He also reminded us that Jesus said: “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mk 2:17).

At the end of the homily Pope Francis quoted Pope St. John Paul II: “Error and evil must always be condemned and opposed; but the man who falls or who errs must be understood and loved… we must love our time and help the man of our time.” He said that the Church must search out these persons to welcome and accompany them and not become a “roadblock” but a “bridge.”

His main talking points are true but there's a little too much ambiguity here given the Kasper proposals and antics of last year's synod.

I am clueless what closed doors and roadblocks he's talking about.

People walked out because they were told they couldn't teach it was ok to sleep around or use contraception. If they're told the Holy Father is going to remove or silence that 'roadblock', of course they will come back. Allowing ordained men to practice the 'kasper proposal' makes teaching and defending Church teaching and opposing and condemning error and evil, impossible.

We've been there done that. The results are in. It has bred an catastrophic epidemic of diabolical disorientation of the catechized and there are a handful of people left in the pews.


Michael Dowd said...

Roadblocks must be removed? Perhaps the roadblock is the one that prevents German couples in adulterous relations from paying the tax to the Church. Remembering that money is the root of all evil, this surely is an example of how it is infecting the Church.

Here in the U.S. the same thing happens but in a different way. Sexual sins are never talked about in homilies which helps keep the miscreants glued to the pews. If the Church did what they should probably half the parishioners would be gone or stop giving. This is what happens when the Church invests in property rather than souls. But to salve their consciences they have come up with the brilliant idea of the "pastoral care" concept which through a mysterious process transforms what is heretofore sinful into something situationally acceptable. Lordy, lordy. God have mercy.

Anonymous said...

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.

I'm not getting excited.

Let other Catholics do handstands because the pope says something that actually sounds, well, Catholic.

He said marriage between a man and a woman is a foundation? Yes. But before the month is out, you wait and see what they will attempt to build on this foundation.

Good luck to us all. Again, I would have preferred three days of darkness to an ongoing fifty year nightmare.