Pope Francis tells new bishops: the world is tired of ‘trendy’ priests

Pope Francis tells new bishops: the world is tired of ‘trendy’ priests

[How about trendy popes?]

Title by Carol Glatz (Catholic News Service), introduction by Josephine McKenna (Religion News Service), and quote from both reports
Posted Friday, 16 Sep 2016

Francis made his remarks Friday (Sept. 16) in a speech to newly appointed bishops who have been taking part in an annual Vatican orientation course on their new job.

In his address, the pope focused mostly on the approach they should take as pastors, saying in effect that attitude would do more to build up the diocese than any special management techniques.

[One quote stands out:]

“The world is tired of lying spellbinders and, allow me to say, ‘trendy’ priests or bishops. The people sniff them out – they have God’s sense of smell – and they walk away when they recognise narcissists, manipulators, defenders of their own causes, auctioneers of vain crusades.”

[Is this an example of what Dr. Jeff Mirus had in mind when he wrote …?]

“History provides striking examples of how the particular wording that ultimately made it into a Magisterial document actually admits of interpretations other than what the pope or council apparently had in mind, or other than what everybody presumed at the time. For example, many statements which surround the doctrine extra ecclesiam nulla salus have this character. On careful study, the continuing Magisterium of the Church has found that they do not actually require the conclusions which were very likely in the minds of the popes or councils that issued them, and which were widely thought proper at the time.”

[Or is it simply an example of “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”?]

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4 comments on “Pope Francis tells new bishops: the world is tired of ‘trendy’ priests

  1. [Hilary White agrees, adding her own explication as well as another observation]

    Papal Projection: I know you are, but what am I?

    SEP 17, 2016 in ITS THE POPE FRANCIS SHOW!

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    I think Pope Francis reads this blog!

    This just in from an Alert Reader:

    Pope Francis tells new bishops: the world is tired of ‘trendy’ priests

    “The world is tired of lying spellbinders and, allow me to say, ‘trendy’ priests or bishops. The people sniff them out – they have God’s sense of smell – and they walk away when they recognise narcissists, manipulators, defenders of their own causes, auctioneers of vain crusades,” he said.

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    And justifying his determination to institute wholesale desecration of the Holy Eucharist, he doubles down. People are just not capable of virtue.

    “Today too much fruit is being demanded from trees that have not been cultivated enough,” he said. Everything needs proper and ongoing preparation, and neglecting that has also resulted in today’s crisis in education and values, “emotional illiteracy,” and a lack of discernment, vocations and peacemaking.

    “All of these things require initiation and guided itineraries with perseverance, patience and consistency, which are the signs that distinguish the good shepherd from the mercenary,” he said.

  2. We had just complained about “trendy” progressive modernists at Notre Dame not too long ago:

    angelqueen.org/2016/09/07/pro-abortion-justice-ginsburg-to-appear-at-notre-dame-events/



    Captain Kirk: Mister Spock! Papal admonishment of trendy priests… analyze using your usual superior Vulcan logic which we no longer call “superior” to avoid being accused of excessive rigidity and neo-Pelagian triumphalism by trendy progressive modernists who disparage Aristotelian logic in their emotivist claims for multiculturalism and political correctness….



    Spock: Fascinating, Captain. The trendy antics of progressive modernists in the Spirit of Vatican II have received considerable attention over the years. Correct me if I am wrong, Jim, but isn’t there a human Earthling expression about “the pot calling the kettle black”?



    Captain Kirk: But won’t that leave us vulnerable to a microaggression trigger alert?



  3. “History provides striking examples of how the particular wording that ultimately made it into a Magisterial document actually admits of interpretations other than what the pope or council apparently had in mind, or other than what everybody presumed at the time. For example, many statements which surround the doctrine extra ecclesiam nulla salus have this character. On careful study, the continuing Magisterium of the Church has found that they do not actually require the conclusions which were very likely in the minds of the popes or councils that issued them, and which were widely thought proper at the time.”

    Yep, it comes down to THAT doctrine. Every time. Thank God for evolution of doctrine, or we couldn’t know what we know. It’s good to know that we don’t have to listen to the pope to be saved, you know. Seriously, like, I mean, …

    Francis is sure proof that nobody has to listen to the pope anymore because you’ll never know if you understand him correctly until you get an authoritative interpretation from the next OTO pope who doesn’t know what he’s saying. Just be a good Lutheran, Hindu, raghead, or pederast, and you’ll be saved. Or, believe whatever you want. That’s the whole of the law.

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