Neo-Catholic Fatigue: Crisis Magazine Nails It

Neo-Catholic Fatigue: Crisis Magazine Nails It

Written by Michael Matt | Editor

This just in from — “The Church and Islam: The Next Cover-up Scandal”, by William Kilpatrick…

“#NotMyPope.” In the wake of Pope Francis’ equivocal response to the murder of a French priest by two Islamic jihadists, that’s the top trending hashtag in France and in Belgium.

Which raises a question: Is the Pope doing more harm than good by continuing to deny—in the face of a mountain of evidence—that Islam has anything to do with violence?

As I’ve noted several times in the past, the Church’s handling of the Islamic crisis may prove to be far more scandalous than its handling of the sex abuse crisis. The main scandal surrounding the revelation of priestly sex abuse was that it was covered up for a very long time by priests, pastors, and even bishops. By their silence, many Church officials were, in effect, denying that there was a serious problem. The effect on Catholic morale was profound. In those places which were most seriously affected by the scandals, such as Massachusetts and Ireland, church attendance dropped off dramatically. Disaffected Catholics didn’t necessarily lose their faith in God but they did lose faith in the Catholic Church.

The Church’s handling of the numerous cases of “Islamic abuse” has the potential for causing a greater scandal. The similarities are striking. Once again we have Church leaders who deny that there is any serious problem. This can be seen, for example, in Pope Francis’ repeated assurances that Islamic violence is the work of “a small group of fundamentalists” who, according to him, don’t have anything to do with Islam. And once again, we have a cover-up—this time of the aggressive nature of Islam. After every terrorist incident, the Pope or some Vatican spokesman leaps to the defense of Islam lest anyone get the idea that there is a link between Islam and violence. READ ARTICLE HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: Excellent observations, and right on point. Clearly, Francis is alienating pretty much the whole of what’s left of the Catholic world.

(By the way, perhaps now that things are becoming a little clearer we might persuade the good folks at Crisis to remove from their archives an unfortunate piece of yellow “journalism,” recklessly penned a few years back by something called Sandra Miesel. Uncharitable in the extreme, if not libelous, the thing is entitled “Swinging at Windmills,” and it’s still hailed as a “Crisis magazine classic” on that website. Crisis Editors, please, take down that slanderous, SPLC-accommodating rant. It’s embarrassing and well beneath the standards of the new and improved Crisis magazine, which The Remnant is only too eager to congratulate for having the courage to do what must be done, even at the risk of being ridiculed as “rad trads” by folks still trying to get the sand out of their eyes.)

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6 comments on “Neo-Catholic Fatigue: Crisis Magazine Nails It

  1. Good call. It is simply a fact of history that anti-Catholic secret societies have engaged in political conspiracies against the Catholic Church and Western civilization, most clearly in the French Revolution. Why they want Europe to be loaded up with anti-Christian barbarians and genocidal terrorists, they would have to explain. To marginalize and persecute Christians and Catholics for them, as surrogates? To create a global crisis which would require police state measures? Or another world war? All of the above in an “order out of chaos” dialectic?

    In the U.S., the Rockefeller Foundation was one of the main instruments for engaging in aggressive anti-Catholic intrigues against the University of Notre Dame, using the “useful idiot” modernist Father Theodore Hesburgh to soften up Catholics for artificial contraception and population control. That was a MAJOR operation during the conciliar and post-conciliar period by anti-Catholic freemasons involved with directing Population Control which still has evil effects on Notre Dame and the Catholics connected with it. How they got Hesburgh under their control doesn’t matter. It was an anti-Catholic conspiracy for Population Control.

    A writer claiming to be Catholic who cites the notorious anti-Catholic Professor Richard Hofstadter as an authority on similar controversies needs to do a vast amount of homework, assuming they really are a believing Catholic. Hofstadter was himself involved in conspiracies engaged in totalitarian anti-Catholic activities: “Hofstadter, influenced by his wife, was a member of the Young Communist League in college, and in April 1938 he joined the Communist Party of the USA…” “From 1942 to 1946 Hofstadter taught history at the University of Maryland, where he became fast friends with radical sociologist C. Wright Mills and read extensively in the fields of sociology and psychology, absorbing ideas of Max Weber, Karl Mannheim, Sigmund Freud, and the Frankfurt School. ”

    So a former Communist at Columbia University who is also a devotee of the Frankfurt School and C. Wright Mills’ Marxism Lite, along with vulgar, twentieth-century, liberal propaganda targeting Christians and Catholics that would make Paul Blanshard and Jack Chick chuckle, should replace the words of Pope Leo XIII?
    No secret conspiracies against Catholics? Come on. How a major publication, supposedly edited by Catholic scholars, could fall for such dissembling anti-Catholic nonsense really stretches things. There are significant anti-Catholic conspiracy movements and anti-Catholic secret societies in modern European and American history, including those directing the current White House and the immigration policies in Europe. Liberals too squeamish to handle this need to get over it and learn the facts. In their own publications they spell out their anti-Catholic agenda. Hofstadter had himself been a member of the International Communist Conspiracy and was a proponent of the Frankfurt School! You don’t even have to make this stuff up. It’s right there. Only lunatics try to deny the obvious. If you think it’s just a coincidence that the French Revolution and the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton AND the Rockefeller Foundation go after the Catholic Church, think again. If you think they all just happened to arrive at the same anti-Catholic position by chance and coincidence, you need to get your head out of the sand. They will destroy civilization in Europe in our lifetime, so will you say it’s just a “coincidence” when they come for you or your family?

  2. Last Monday, out of nothing else on TV to good to watch, I put on “The Journey Home” and watched it for a little while for the first time in a very long time.
    The guest was Clark Durant.
    He is, of course, a Catholic convert to the Vatican II religion from about 4 different protestant sects, and is a big Republican political figure in Michigan and charter schools.

    Anyway, in some way or form he got acquainted with Hesburgh, and he (Hesburgh) invited Durant to attend Notre Dame law school.
    While there Hesburgh let Durant teach an undergraduate course, knowing full well that Durant wasn’t Catholic.
    I turned it off when Durant kept praising Hesburgh as a model Catholic, an orthodox Catholic and a great influence on him.
    Even Neo-Catholic and convert Marcus Grodi stayed silent while Durant canonized Hesburgh for about 5 minutes.

    Watching that program reaffirmed a couple of things for me:
    (1) That was the reason I hadn’t watched “The Journey Home” in years
    And (2) that these protestant converts have no clue what real Catholicism is, or what a real Catholic is, or what a real Catholic college is.
    Hesburgh has to be one of the biggest sellouts (and heretics) in American Catholic history, yet these converts just love him.
    Lord help us!

  3. These questions surrounding progressive modernists like Hesburgh and now Pope Francis are troubling. Are they just useful idiots, heretics, traitors, or is there something wrong with their brains (senility, dementia, head injury, etc.)? Hesburgh should have known that he was carrying the towels for an anti-Catholic organization. There was nothing that secret about the Rockefeller Foundation’s commitment to population control or the anti-Catholic nature of that type of Malthusian agenda and ideology. Hesburgh was not a moron, an imbecile, or an illiterate yahoo. If he was faithfully receiving the sacraments and understood Catholic teaching, he should have known that the agenda of that foundation was evil.

    Bergoglio should know and understand that some of the things he says make no sense. He studied logic and Thomistic philosophy and theology during his education and formation in the Society of Jesus. He should be able to understand the difference between an Italian Catholic killing his girlfriend in a fit of rage, contrary to all Catholic teaching, and a Middle Eastern terrorist who kills “infidels” in the belief that such killing has divine sanction. Bergoglio should know what equivocation is and something about logical fallacies. If he misspoke, he should be mentally and intellectually capable of understanding the mistake when a member of his staff, perhaps even a bishop, cardinal, or professor at one of the pontifical universities, points it out to him and he should understand that he has a moral burden to issue a correction and retraction. The question then becomes – why doesn’t he? That remains a mystery. There are different possibilities. There may be something wrong with his personality, at a level so deep in passive-aggressive hubris and invincible ignorance, that he refuses to correct his errors in these absurd, spontaneous interviews. So he obstinately persists in confusion and disorientation. Why? Senility? Dementia? It is unclear. Critics are left to have to try to guess at what the reason is. That is a problem. But there is nothing going on among Catholics that compares to the terrorism in Europe. It is shameful and disturbing that a reigning pope appears to be incapable of making such distinctions. Many people are asking why.

    Most recently a Protestant writer has even speculated in print about why the Church has not disciplined Biden for his moral errors. Progressive modernism and the Spirit of Vatican II are confusing Protestant observers of the Catholic Church, who are wondering what is going on:

    “Good grief, if even Protestants think the time has come…”

  4. In Bergoglio’s case something must have happened in his youth or in his formation to set the ball rolling to sour him when it comes to Catholic doctrines and dogma.
    From what I read his Italian grandmother was a very devout Catholic, and young Jorge was close to her, yet something or someone must have turned him quasi anti-Catholic either as a youngster or in seminary.
    Being in South America he was exposed to Marxist and liberation theology, probably in seminary and in the Society of Jesus also.
    He goes out of his way to chastise faithful Catholics and Catholic dogma.
    This type of rebellion must have started in his youth.
    Whether he has the IQ to have grasped his theological and philosophical training is another question also.
    As far as Hesburgh is concerned you’re right Howl, from what I’ve read about Hesburgh over the years he was very intelligent, and would know that he was selling out God and His Church to His enemies like the masons, illuminati and to the population control nutjobs.
    Why a man with his intelligence and training in Catholic theology, philosophy etc would sell out is a mystery.
    But, I’m sure the Devil now knows first hand.

  5. It is hard to know for sure, but in terms of the unsavory and traitorous progressive modernists deep in anti-Catholic heresy, a detective could not rule out blackmail or bribery as factors, or membership in anti-Catholic secret societies, for whatever reason. A person who was originally good can fall to temptation and loss of faith. The devil likes to bring down holy and devout people or people who were devout as children. Other modernist Catholics can become so bitter and emotional because of their experiences with Jansenists or what they perceive as excessive rigidity that they cannot address doctrinal controversies and debates rationally or coherently. Yeah, there are plenty of bad Catholics committing serious sins, but there currently is not an army of them cutting people’s heads off all over the place as an organized military conspiracy of international terrorism requiring strip searches and metal detectors at airports or threatening concert halls, soccer stadiums, office Christmas parties, and gay nightclubs. If the Holy Father is unable to understand and proclaim that distinction logically with mental clarity, perhaps it is time for him to join his predecessor in retirement.

  6. I agree Howl. He sounds like Obama when he tries to defend Islam by trying to link Catholicism and Christianity with terrorist acts.
    It’s no surprise that Obama, and people who think like him, are pro-Islam and anti-Catholic, but it’s nauseating when the Bishop of Rome is defending a false religion, and the barbaric acts its adherents do in the same of their god and religion by trying to equate them with Catholics
    You just wonder if Bergoglio says these things because he’s a worldly man who wants to be politically correct and tow the NWO line or if he really believes this?
    Both are bad, especially if it’s the latter.

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