Tuesday, June 21, 2016
I call your attention to this post at 1P5 about Catholic thinkers remarks on the latest from Pope Francis.
Steve references both Peters and Dougherty's articles and points out the general observation in Christendom that that the reign of Pope Francis is damaging Church teaching on marriage and more importantly the Sacrament of Marriage has been put into crisis.
This observation is irrefutable but I want to keep pointing out that the crisis is much more complex and catastrophic.
What Pope Francis is saying and doing is altering the moral compass in the intellects of the people we love.
It's a crisis of the soul and salvation in the family.
The tool is Church teaching but spiritual abuse is being practiced upon people.
At the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis kept his theology and intentions a mystery.
He deployed the same tired tactics. Appointing heretics. Pretending he had nothing to do with outcome. Failing to stop the nonsense when Catholics reported consequences to family members. Putting energy into firing salvos towards those who practice of living every day in a state of Grace. Moral theology was muddled and corrections were never issued. Inventing himself as the cool cat whose come to help us all out by giving the nudge and wink to adultery, contraception and sacramental chaos. Demoralizing Church teaching to make the 'church appealing'.
Laying out the same traps the heretics have been laying before our families for decades but always keeping it arms length to give the appearance it is possible he has nothing to do with it.
We will never know intentions, but we can make a judgment that the outcome of using heretics and apostates to catechize the flock and mocking those who teach the practice of our religion deprives them of right judgment.
If you want people drive drunk, you hire teachers that tell them it's hip and ok while caricaturing people who don't as antiquated sourpussed sticks in the mud.
When you're in the highest position on earth to calibrate judgment, there's a purpose behind those you put into position and hand them tools.
There's a consistent pattern to appointments and tools in this pontificate.
His theology is now out in the open and we feel deceived.
It's a crisis of honesty and trust.
Yes, he has imposed chaos by suggesting adultery is more salvific than the Sacrament of Marriage. But, I think we are doing a disservice to Christ to caricature the situation as a doctrinal war.
We are in the middle of the grand larceny of salvation of the people we love and care about and for generations to come.
That is the crisis.
I don't wish the man ill-will. I leave his fate in the Hands of God.
What I'm not going to do is sit in the peanut gallery and observe him in silence.
I'm too much in debt to Christ to return that kind of cowardice and too much in love with the people around me.