“Witch-hunt”…Pope going on the offensive: surprised by blow-back, maybe?

“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/

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Homily coming today. Stand by and prepare for turbulence, everyone.

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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??

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From en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/04/11/pope_francis_warns_against_those_who_judge_with_closed_hea/1221870

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”.

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Feeling the burn a little, are we?

Good.

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?!

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Oh and hey, Beta Cardinals! Y’all got anything you’d like to add?

Anything? …

Anything?…

Don’t strain your wee selves, now.

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3 comments on ““Witch-hunt”…Pope going on the offensive: surprised by blow-back, maybe?

  1. And a commie and heretical worldly Jesuit who disregards and tries to change the teachings of Christ and His Church while chastising faithful Catholics who are trying to be obedient to such is not part of the Church, and therefore has excommunicated himself.

  2. [Further commentary by John Vennari]

    Francis’ Zombie Apocalypse

    By John Vennari

    www.cfnews.org/page88/files/2e848239f6087856eb72220563fd107d-564.html

    April 11: The Amoris Laetitia offensive continues.

    Pope Francis appears to be doubling down on his insistence that divorced and remarried are somehow living members of the Church [by] this morning’s ‘Tweet’ …

    Francis sets up a false dichotomy which gives the impression that either a Catholic is in the state of grace, or he is excommunicated.

    Once again, Francis fails to make a distinction that can be made by any seven-year-old training for First Communion:

    A Catholic living the life of sanctifying grace is a living member of the Church.
    A Catholic living in mortal sin is a dead member of the Church.
    A Catholic who is excommunicated is cut off from membership of the Church.

    Catholics living in mortal sin are not “living members of the Church” but dead members. All catechisms prior to Vatican II teach this truth. And being a dead member (living in mortal sin) is not necessarily the same as being cut off (as in excommunication).

    Francis does not makes this fundamental distinction. He speaks only of living members and the excommunicated. It is this false thinking that Francis will use to open the door for those living in sin to take on public offices in the Church such as that of god-parent, Sunday school teacher, lay “eucharistic minister” and lay lector …

    “Zombies” is the term used to describe what horror movies call the “living dead.” Francis, by giving the impression that dead members of the Church are somehow living members who should take a more active public role, has established his own Zombie Apocalypse.

    Francis, in effect, is making a promise to fallen souls that cannot realistically be realized. This is not the mark of a ‘pastoral’ pastor.

    As for those Catholics living in sin (as we have mentioned in the past), they should gently be reminded they are still obliged to attend Sunday Mass, though not free to receive the Eucharist. These fallen souls should be treated with kindness, helped by our prayers, counseled to Marian devotion, and lovingly encouraged to rectify their lives in accord with Christ’s teaching. This is the Church’s long-recognizes manner of reminding them they are still part of the Church.

    In this morning’s sermon at St. Marta’s, Francis continued his assault, denouncing those who allegedly hold to the “law” and “judge with closed hearts.”

    All signs indicate Francis intends to ram his new subjectivist, situation ethics program forward, and he does it by means of deliberate imprecise language, and by ‘Tweeting’ this imprecision to hundreds-of-thousdands of those who will take his word as Gospel.

    This is a colossal abuse of papal authority.

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