The Pope’s Public Confession

[This guy is no follower of Jesus Christ, or of the teachings of His Catholic Church! “By their fruits you shall know them” May his time on the Chair of Peter be brief!]

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Another Papal Scolding
Written by Christopher A. Ferrara

The Pope’s Public Confession
“… they make themselves up like little holy cards, looking up at heaven as they pray, making sure they are seen…”

—Pope Francis, condemning Catholics (again)

When will the Pope’s relentless bashing of his own subjects cease? Apparently not as long as he has breath in him and a microphone to speak into.

On April Fool’s day we had another rambling sermon likening Catholics to Pharisees who ” go to Mass every Sunday, but better not get mixed up in things – I have faith for my health, I do not feel the need to give it to another… Christians who do not leave space for the grace of God – and the Christian life, the life of these people, consists in having all the paperwork, all the certificates, in order…. Christian hypocrites, like these, only interested in their formalities. It was a Sabbath? No, you cannot do miracles on the Sabbath, the grace of God cannot work on Sabbath days. They close the door to the grace of God. We have so many in the Church, we have many!”

Just who are these caricatures the Pope has in view? In Europe hardly anyone goes to Mass at all outside of traditionalist communities. And just who are these hypocrites who make sure they are seen when they pray? Certainly not like Francis, eh?

The “who am I to judge Pope” is a veritable judgment dispenser, but all the judgments seem to be against Catholics who are at least practicing the Faith. For atheists, “gay people,” the divorced and remarried—essentially the whole sinning world—there is only talk of mercy, combined with condemnations of Catholics who follow Church teaching.

This is as mysterious as it is disturbing

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8 comments on “The Pope’s Public Confession

  1. This dynamic (simply put, to dismiss the practice of virtue) is part of liberalism’s message, and has been around since the Council. One poweerful expression of it may be found in Flannery O’Connor’s last short story “Revelation” in which the protagonist Ruby Turpin is made to view her life-long practice of individual virtue as sinful pride which must be abandoned in favor of salvation by means of her group membership, just as in the teaching of Teilhard de Chardin, who was a great hero of O’Connor’s. I bring it up here because O’Connor is a great hero to some of our most influential traditionalists, and is tragically part of the core curriculum in our traditional schools. It is a very harmful message, but I have been unable to convince administrators to read her stories more carefully for this content. They make money off promoting O’Connor, probably a factor. Francis also is following the Teilhard de Chardin script.

  2. I never thought I would see a Bishop of Rome, not even in the conciliar church, who in no certain terms actually condemn faithful Catholics repeatedly for trying to live and follow the teaching of Our Lord and His Catholic Church, while coddling and defending recalcitrant sinners. It’s like he is actually promoting sin. The smoke of Satan has definitely infiltrated the voting Cardinalate and the Chair of Peter.

  3. Looks like the Dimond brothers found themselves another recruit. Unfortunately since Jorge’s ascension to the Chair of Peter many have foolishly abandoned the faith and have found “comfort” in BLEEPISM. That of course is not the answer.

  4. Yeah, but I gotta tell you, if Jorge walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims like a duck, and goes well with a l’orange sauce, maybe he is a duck. I’m not sure that those who call him a duck have necessarily “left the Faith.” Where there’s Peter, there’s the Church. You gotta do a heck of a lot of squinting to see Peter.

  5. St. Ignatius, Rule no. 13:

    To be right in everything, we ought always to hold that the white which I see, is black, if the Hierarchical Church so decides it, believing that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Bride, there is the same Spirit which governs and directs us for the salvation of our souls. Because by the same Spirit and our Lord Who gave the ten Commandments, our holy Mother the Church is directed and governed.

    Vatican Council I defined that we will always have a pope, and that he will have the faith. It’s not up to us to verify it. And when you can’t see it any longer, that’s where Rule 13 comes in.

    Does Serv still have the *bleep* rule?

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