The week we have been dreading is finally upon us.
I had a good laugh when I came across Hillary White's Live Blogging the Apocalypse.
I totally get why she quit and know several other Catholic journalists who just couldn't stand the dishonesty and cultish cover ups.
Oakes at Mahound's Paradise has an outstanding post on the demise of Catholic journalism. Actually First Things would never own up to it's Catholic identity. I suppose it just never felt right while shilling to put contradictions to Church teaching into practice.
I'm glad to see Hillary back to take on this project.
A few other interesting little tidbits as we await the Holy See helping us all out by introducing heresy and asking our children to practice it instead of the tools that give them Sanctifying Grace.
First, Austin Ruse is reporting that Pope Francis himself initiated the meeting with Davis.
This is really interesting.
If true, that would make Fr. Lombardi a significant player in the lavender mafia. I guess I am at the point where nothing will shock me... But Austin's version makes the pope an impotent party in an uncontrollable coup. In reality, if Fr. Lombardi spoke for the lavender militia, a pope in control of his see would terminate him from his position and give him a brush to clean tourist toilets.
That's all it would take. "You're fired dude. This is my show and I get to calibrate the talking points. You don't take orders from anyone else. Here's your new digs in the dungeon and your toilet brush."
Like children, the first one you do it to, the others realize a line in the sand has been drawn and they won't step over it.
After the scandal of pedophiles controlling the power, I find it hard to believe the pope has no control over the corrupt. Yet, I think Austin's sources could be right on the money.
Whatever the story, it's clear there is something insidious afoot in the chambers of the Holy See. Some of the players have shown their face. Others are working covertly. With several years of listening to what the Pope said and hasn't said, if he isn't with them, he might as well be.
Now we suffer the indignity of watching them parade heretics before the world and instruct them to follow their ideas instead of Church teaching. Compounded by the morons telling us the Holy Father didn't change Church teaching so it will have no impact upon the people we love, it's going to be a tough week.
Keep calm and stay close to the Sacraments.
Yesterday, we learned a priest in the CDF, Fr. Krzystof Charamsa, declared his homosexuality and demanded Church teaching change.
This morning we learn that he's been relieved of his duties in the CDF.
Take note of Fr. Lombardi's statement:
With regard to the declarations and interview given by Msgr. Krzystof Charamsa it should be observed that, notwithstanding the respect due to the events and personal situations, and reflections on the issue, the decision to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the Synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the Synod assembly to undue media pressure. Msgr. Charamsa will certainly be unable to continue to carry out his previous work in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical universities, while the other aspects of his situation shall remain the competence of his diocesan Ordinary.
Here's your toilet brush. Sacking him was exactly what was needed.
The guy even announced he had a lover and had written a 'sexual minority' liberation policy.
Charamsa, 43, and a Polish theologian, announced he was gay and had a partner in a long interview with Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper on Saturday.
He later held a news conference with his partner, a Spanish man, and gay activists at a Rome restaurant. They had planned a demonstration in front of the Vatican but changed the venue several hours before it was due to have started.
He must have been dating his Spanish Lolita openly in Rome and they turned a blind eye until he called the newspapers to make a circus out of it. Same old disgusting lack of accountability.
Check this out:
The Vatican said Charamsa's dismissal had nothing to do with his comments on his personal situation, which it said "merit respect".
That's right. Priests sleeping around with their male lovers 'merits respect'. So long as they don't call the newspapers to disclose it. Had he kept his sleeping around under the radar, everything would be all right.
Some things never change!
UPDATE Here's another article regurgitating Fr. Lombardi's statement that the Holy See is ok with the sexual debauchery of priests, it was the timing of this bloat's press conference that infuriated them:
It was the timing of Charamsa's action rather than the substance of what he said that infuriated his superiors.
In its statement, the Vatican said "the decision to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the Synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the Synod assembly to undue media pressure."
This leads me to wonder if they are checking IDs to ensure the recipients of the lust of their priests are at least of age.
Let's hope his removal is an indication that this year's Synod will be different. It's a fabulous kick off.
No pun intended.
One thing is certain: There has never been a greater need of prayer for the Holy Father. God only knows what is going on. Whatever it is, it isn't good.
Fasting and prayer!