While we were all celebrating beating Beelzebub in the USA back to hell where he belongs, something very significant happened in the Catholic Church over the last few days.
Steve Skojec writes about the developments here.
I submit to you that these statements are indicative of something momentous. This could well be the prelude to something unprecedented: the challenging of a sitting pope for the crime of manifest, obdurate heresy. Remember that the “manifest and obdurate” parts are necessary to establish. As Michael Davies wrote in his essay, A Heretical Pope?
I wouldn't say I'm in complete agreement with the tenor of Steve's assessment that the release of the dubia, along with the news that the Pope has snubbed it, is the beginning of 'resistance' of a heretical pope -- but it certainly is not business as usual!
The development is extraordinary and is certainly catastrophic to trust and credibility of the Holy Father for faithfully-practicing Catholics.
As if we needed any more reliable evidence the Holy Father simply doesn't give a rats ass he is leading our family members and loved ones into temptation and sin, his malignant belligerence in response to the pleas of victims is once again before us. Isn't the first time and it won't be the last.
Maybe the Holy Father believes himself to be in some kind of a power struggle with a handful of Cardinals. Perhaps in his own blindness, he hasn't the faintest idea that he's waging war against tens of thousands of us devoting our life to trying to imitate the holy family.
It would be stunning stupidity for him to think he's snubbed four men but my gut instincts tell me, this is exactly his assessment of the situation.
And there's nothing like a bishop's conference to demonstrate there's an abundant supply of stupidity in the episcopal see.
Part of the problem is, the see is swimming with jackholes who can't see beyond the end of their nose:
Surely, there are some who are struggling with the vision offered by the pope, and, yes, sadly, there are some who are opposed to him and do not like him, as Cardinal Wuerl said. I use the word sadly, not in terms of it being sad for the pope, but for those who oppose him or working against him because in reality they lack an understanding of what it means to be a bishop in the Catholic Church.
No dude. No. It is YOU and the Pope and his episcopal wizards who lack understanding of what it means to be a mother and a father in the Catholic Church trying to bring up children surrounded by heretics spoon feeding them the spiritual poison you consume yourselves.
Is it reality you're looking for?
Here's a good dose of it:
The pope has made an enemy of faithful Catholics. We are not on the team and we never will be on the team. Too much gaga for heresy. Too many heretics. Too much contempt for people who reject heresy.
My prayer is that he does not underestimate us.
Because the reality is, we just fought for the soul of our country. Fighting for the soul of our Church will make our defeat of Hillary look like happy hour at Ai Tre Scalini.
Interview with Pentin at the Register.
Looks like Steve was on the money:
What happens if the Holy Father does not respond to your act of justice and charity and fails to give the clarification of the Church’s teaching that you hope to achieve?
Then we would have to address that situation. There is, in the Tradition of the Church, the practice of correction of the Roman Pontiff. It is something that is clearly quite rare. But if there is no response to these questions, then I would say that it would be a question of taking a formal act of correction of a serious error.
If the Pope were to teach grave error or heresy, which lawful authority can declare this and what would be the consequences?
It is the duty in such cases, and historically it has happened, of cardinals and bishops to make clear that the Pope is teaching error and to ask him to correct it.
It's time for the Holy Father to sit down and answer the questions - put the answers and clarity under the noses of our children and straighten his crooked lines.