In recent years I have gradually acquired the conviction that no brakes will be put on the ever-accelerating decline into chaos in the Church, as long as:
1) Catholics are tainted with the heresy of Universal Papal Infallibilism, which, among other problems, has led to a foolish nice-guy attitude toward the *person* of the pope.
If the refrigerant of papalatry were purged from the blood, a salutary outrage would naturally come to the fore, but it will remain impotent if
2) There is no *outlet* for the outrage; no clear and simple means of expressing it in a way that will be productive. Thus far, what outrage there is has been directed inward; it has been mainly just Trads complaining to Trads; cursing the darkness. The energy dynamic has to shift from centripetal to centrifugal force.
If this is true, it would seem that — especially at this critical juncture, when the extremely scandalous stupidities of Pope Francis have even shaken the normally invincible UPI (Universal Papal Infallibilism) of “conservatives” among the hierarchy — what is needed is support from the laity. Otherwise the conservative hierarchy will despair, and fold under pressure. And although it’s true that a significant number of “conservative” laity has also been galvanized into reaction, I would say their support of the conservative hierarchy will not be sufficient unless it takes a very public form. And so it has occurred to me that a street protest movement needs to arise.
This movement would organize a demonstration against the pope whenever he visits any major city, and it would deliver the shortest, simplest and most irrefutable messages possible, illustrating the direct contradiction between the spirit of Pope Francis and that of Christ and His Church. (For example: Francis: “No one can be condemned forever” Jesus Christ: “Depart from me, you cursed, into EVERLASTING fire” Mt. 25:41, or, Francis Refuses Obedience to the Popes. Refuse Obedience to HIM.)
I will mention in passing that there could be a sort of cyber wing of this movement. It would utilize much of the same materials of the street protest wing, but it would bring them to bear in the internet domain, stealing a march on the liberal Social Justice Warriors.
There is much more that could be said, but I am simply attempting here to get an idea if this notion sparks up any fire. Is this an idea whose time has come? To put it another way, would YOU participate in such a thing, if it arose, and you had the means, or if you would not or could not participate, would you be glad to see others doing so?
This is my first post, so I apologize if I’ve violated protocols in any way.