Pope Francis condemns Catholics who hold true to doctrine, calls them, “fanatics”

Pope Francis condemns Catholics who hold true to doctrine, calls them, “fanatics”

Posted by Vox Cantoris at Tuesday, May 23, 2017

… Cardinal Maradiaga’s inflammatory comments about Cardinal Burke

… the homily given by Francis, Bishop of Rome last Friday, May 19, at the chapel in the Casa Santa Marta.

Note the similarity between the two. Note also that this homily was given whilst the Rome Life Forum organised by Voice of the Family was continuing. Is it possible that this rebuke was meant for these and the speakers, including Cardinals Caffara and Burke, Bishop Schneider and such luminous laymen as Prof. Roberto de Mattei?

The Bishop of Rome has said that the duty of the Church is to “clarify doctrine,” and that the “spirit of the Gospel” must be better understood.

The “spirit of the Gospel.” Have we not hear this before? The so-called “spirit of Vatican II?” There is no doctrine of Christ to be clarified. The Gospels are quite clear and the Church has had two thousand years to discuss and discern. There is nothing new to develop, nothing new to clarify, nothing new to determine. Nothing has changed. Adultery is what it is. Sodomy is what it is. Sin is what it is.

Think for a moment. How is it that in 2017 with all of our education, more than at any other time in human history, with the Internet and the information of the ages at our fingertips, how can it be that the Gospels now need clarification? The Holy Spirit does not change, what was true before is true now, what was a lie before is still a lie. It is blasphemy to think this.

What evil god would suddenly, in 2014 or 2017 change his truth for what came before? Only a false god, only an evil, diabolical god would do such a thing, only a flying-spaghetti monster in the sky would do such a thing and play tricks on the fools of humanity who for two millennia walked a certain path only to be enlightened now. Those fools, those idiots, those silly ancestors who actually fell for the lie of false god. Those silly deluded souls who did not have the “god of surprises” to lead them.

No. This is not of God, it is of the diabolical.

God does not change. God does not trick His people. God has not treated us as fools, nor has he abandoned us. But make no mistake, we have abandoned Him and by doing so we have left the Church so weak that it would be taken over by men who hate you, hate me and more than anything, hate Him.

The Church is in her greatest crisis since the Arian heresy. As St. Athanasius is reported to have said then, “They have the buildings, we have the Faith.”

For this writer, the loyalty and docility to the Pope and Bishops goes only as far as their loyalty and docility to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Papolatry and episcoplatry is a sin. It is not Catholic. It is not from the Holy Spirit.

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5 comments on “Pope Francis condemns Catholics who hold true to doctrine, calls them, “fanatics”

  1. He can call us what he wants but by so doing he increases the possibility that he will end up in Hell for all eternity.

  2. This clown is to the Church as Rio was to the Olympics. A mistake to begin with, a disaster in process, and an unimaginable mess left afterwards.

    May his reign be short.

  3. Bergoglio uses anti-Catholic jargon when he applies the term “fanatics” to his theological opponents. Apparently, Jesus was a fanatic because he held the line against divorce. Would Pope Bergoglio like to excommunicate Jesus or declare him too rigid?

  4. Vatican II just keeps getting more confusing. Maybe the Pope will decide that the Nicene Creed is too rigid and fanatical. It insists that we believe in God which excludes a lot of atheists, agnostics, and secular humanists who believe in climate change. Since the text of the Nicene Creed is a triggering event which might hurt their feelings, perhaps the Holy Father should launch a Vatican commission to study how the text of the Nicene Creed should be changed to meet current standards of political correctness and tolerance.

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