“Witch-hunt”…Pope going on the offensive: surprised by blow-back, maybe?
APR 11, 2016 by HILARY WHITE @ whatisupwiththesynod.com/index.php/2016/04/11/witch-hunt-pope-going-on-the-offensive-surprised-by-blow-back-maybe/
Homily coming today. Stand by and prepare for turbulence, everyone.
Like the incredible hissy-fit he threw (so bad the Swiss Guard cleared the building to help cover it up) when he learned there were 13 cardinals willing to stand up to him. Yeah, that story is still running around the old town, and there were plenty of witnesses from whom we have heard privately, so suck it up, Sheakin.
Exhortation: “We need a new praxis”
Three days later: HOW DO YOU LIKE DEM PRAXIS??
During his homily at morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta the Pope spoke of :
“The doctors of the letter are closed to the prophecies and the life of persons.”
“History tells us of so many people who were killed, judged, even though they were innocent: judged with the Word of God, against the Word of God. We think of the witchhunts, or of St Joan of Arc, of so many others that were burned, condemned, because they did not conform themselves, according to the judges, to the Word of God.”
“The closed heart to God’s truth – observes the Pope – is clinging only to the truth of the law,” indeed – precise – “more than the law, the letter”, and “finds no other outlet than the lie, a false witness and the death”.
Feeling the burn a little, are we?
And here’s the gem of the week; we meanie-haters are the ones “refusing the repentance of Judas” so he had no choice but to despair and go hang himself…
“It does not matter to them the life of a person, it does not ‘[matter to them the] repentance of Judas: The Gospel says that he returned repentant. Only matter their pattern of laws and so many words and so many things they have built. And this is the hardness of their hearts. And this is the hardness of the heart, the folly of the heart of this people, who because he could not resist the truth of Stephen goes to look for evidence, false witnesses, to judge him. “
What the everluvinf— is this?!
Oh and hey, Beta Cardinals! Y’all got anything you’d like to add?
Don’t strain your wee selves, now.