Mundabor: Jorge as the So. American Stalin

Stalin Is Running The Synod


An article here gets, I think, some things very right.

There can be no talk of “conspiracy” in the proper sense of the word, because the rules have been made known publicly and the criticism to them was public, too. So much so, that no one trusts those (and particularly one) who report about the synod. It is also true that, in the end, the Pope decides what he wants to adopt from what he has heard in a synod. He is the Pope; therefore, he and no one else bears the responsibility for where he steers the Church. He cannot hide behind a synod, for sure.

However, there is something extremely unsavoury in the entire behaviour and mentality of Pope Francis. The man talks of collegiality a lot, then he amends the rule to make of himself the only one who even issues a final document. He calls an “extraordinary synod” and invites to discussion, even stating that there are no taboos and everyone should feel free to be as heretical as he pleases; when the discussion does not go in the direction he hopes, he culls it as much as he can short of canceling the entire exercise. He allows the local churches to select those who will attend at the synod, but doesn’t like the appointees and selects additional people out of his own caprice;  then, he selects among those chosen by him seven out of the ten who must prepare for him the final document.  

The hypocrisy is breathtaking. This here is a South American Stalin.

The silver lining in all this is that the Pope has received no support at all from the bishops. Therefore, if he wants to make a revolution he will have to put himself at the head of the movement knowing that most of his troops will not follow him, and many will shoot at him. The man is not a genius, but I think he got the message. Actually, I think he got the message last October already.

Francis can try to twist and turn it as he wants, but one fact remains: if he in any way, shape or form tries to introduce heretical novelties, it will be on his head. There is no way he can say that the bishops are with him, and there is no way he can introduce heresy in a kind of informal manner and, so to speak, en passant. Any measure that has a legislative value would have such a value even if Francis were to write it on toilet paper. Any initiative that introduces such changes would be seen as heretic irrespective of whether Francis calls the relevant source papal bull, motu proprio, off-the-cuff document, Sunday sermon, or shopping list.

Francis has culled the debate as much as he can, and he has called all the power on himself. His right, his responsibility, and his problem.

Heretic is who heretic does. He has nowhere to hide, and he would do well to listen to those who counsel him to stay calm and not do anything stupid, that is: not do anything at all.

The immense power of a Pope is normally not a problem, because the Pope is supposed to be Catholic. This here isn’t Catholic. This here is Stalin. Look at the blogosphere, and notice that the issue is always the same: the fear that the Pope may do something horribly un-Catholic, that is: heretical or sacrilegious.

This is why everyone is so concerned that he has stated the obvious, that is: that the final decision is up to him.

When Stalin is your pope – and a rather dumb one at that – you have a right to be worried.


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9 comments on “Mundabor: Jorge as the So. American Stalin

  1. M is letting his anger get the better of him. Yes, what Francis is doing at the Sin-Nod is inexcusable.

    Look at this in another way. Stalin murdered how many tens of millions? Francis doesn’t kill the body, but what about souls? How many millions are scandalized by Francis and will consequently avoid the Catholic Church and eventually lose their souls? How many will take his duplicitous statements as affirmation, remain in their sins and be lost? From an eternal perspective, which is worse? One raises the banner of Satan and sheds blood. The other sits in the Chair of St. Peter and misleads souls. There is no comparison.

    • I agree. I’m always reluctant to post Mundabor largely because of the horrific language he resorts to. This one had much less than most and so I decided to
      let it ride.

      • And then, again, over on Rorate, the Stalin label is being bandied about concerning one of Jorge’s banditos, Baldiserri – – –

        Posted by New Catholic at 10/10/2015 10:25:00 AM

        Secretary-General Stalin Wants to Control the Narrative in the Synod
        – We bring the Samizdat back to the Soviet bloc: Poland – En français: Interventions de trois minutes des Pères Synodaux

        Sorry…. did we say “Stalin”?… Oops! We meant Baldisseri! Honest mistake. If you follow our Twitter account @RorateCaeli (and if you do not, you should!), you may have noticed that we have severely criticized the humiliating fashion in which the mainstream media accepts and tolerates the information blackout imposed by the Holy See Press Office during this Synod. They would never tolerate this kind of control from any government, not even any dictatorship, yet the Holy See (rather, Cardinal Baldisseri, the Synod Secretary-General) imposes it during the Synod, and all obey it like cattle.

        And if some bishops “disobey” Secretary-General Stalin… sorry again, Baldisseri, then he sends his commissioners to warn them:

        Ah, that is very threatening! The bishops can publish their own texts, but they can’t (they just can’t, that’s it) the texts of others! Or what?

        Well, it must have worked, because the President of the Polish Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Gadecki, had made available on Wednesday a summary of the interventions of many Synodal Fathers (on the first day, in French). After the new threat, it disappeared (here). Thankfully, we saved the content, a precious piece of Catholic history.

        Another piece of the Samizdat, now back to the Soviet bloc, thanks to a new Secretary-General, who must be obeyed!

        Interventions de trois minutes des Peres Synodaux – Deuxième Assemblée générale (10/05/2015)

        7 Październik 2015

        Interventions de trois minutes des Peres Synodaux – Deuxième Assemblée générale (10/05/2015)

        ■ Mgr Victor Manuel Fernàndez (archevêque ; Argentine), recteur de l’Université catholique argentine, nommé membre du comité de rédaction de la Relation finale du Synode. – S. Thomas d’Aquin enseigne que l’amour se développe. Nous attendons le soutien des époux dans le développement de l’amour. La doctrine de la miséricorde doit être suivie par la charité pastorale.

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        Labels: Catholic samizdat, Flashes from the 2014-2015 Synod, Poland

        Posted by New Catholic at 10/09/2015 04:11:00 PM

        • The comparison to the Samizdat is right on. But this about the media?

          [the mainstream media] would never tolerate this kind of control from any government, not even any dictatorship …

          They must not be talking about the US media who take it from Obama on every occasion.

        • Rorate twitter blocked me for (continually and irately) disagreeing with their elevation of Benedict as traditional in doctrine.

      • I clicked on it reluctantly and tsk tsking that Angelqueen is once again indulging trash. It’s just such bad writing, speculation propped up by exaggerated language. It’s really the emotional liberal style. The perspective lacks experience and education. I’m glad to know that’s recognized, at least.

  2. What a Mess!! The clowns that got Jorge elected should take the honorable way out and use the circular firing squad, to end this misery we are all subjected to. You can throw Chaput and Cupisch in the circle also. I think it falls under the seamless garment rule. Putting deranged cardinals and bishops out of their misery, so they do not cause us, more turmoil and misery ! If they choose Sepeku, that is ok also. I am sure their muslim friends would volunteer to lop their heads off at the end.

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