Francis’ Annual Roast of the Roman Curia

Francis’ Annual Roast of the Roman Curia

Thursday, December 21, 2017

“Making reforms in Rome is like cleaning the Sphinx with a toothbrush.”

“This is very important for rising above that unbalanced and debased mindset of plots and small cliques that in fact represent – for all their self-justification and good intentions – a cancer leading to a self-centredness that also seeps into ecclesiastical bodies, and in particular those working in them.”

“The courage to accept differences, because those who are different, either culturally or religiously, should not be seen or treated as enemies, but rather welcomed as fellow-travellers, in the genuine conviction that the good of each resides in the good of all. Sincerity of intentions, because dialogue, as an authentic expression of our humanity, is not a strategy for achieving specific goals, but rather a path to truth, one that deserves to be undertaken patiently, in order to transform competition into cooperation.”

Complete text and video (1 hour and 17 minutes) at http://callmejorgebergoglio.blogspot.com/2017/12/francis-annual-curia-roast.html
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3 comments on “Francis’ Annual Roast of the Roman Curia

  1. This unmitigated crap is straight out of the “I’m OK; you’re OK” playbook foisted on us by those who deny absolute truths. It is Modernism pure and simple and one only has to get past this paragraph to realize it: “The courage to accept differences, because those who are different, either culturally or religiously, should not be seen or treated as enemies, but rather welcomed as fellow-travellers, in the genuine conviction that the good of each resides in the good of all. Sincerity of intentions, because dialogue, as an authentic expression of our humanity, is not a strategy for achieving specific goals, but rather a path to truth, one that deserves to be undertaken patiently, in order to transform competition into cooperation.” Carl Rogers and associates couldn’t have said it better.

  2. Francis’ Christmas Greetings: Anger, Threads, Polemics

    en.news – 12/21/17

    On December 21, Pope Francis addressed his Curia in the Clementine Hall for the Christmas Greetings.

    Regarding the much advertised “reform of the Curia” which he has failed to deliver so far, Francis attempted a self-justification: “Making reforms in Rome is like cleaning the Sphinx with a toothbrush”.

    Then, he warned the Curia of an “unbalanced and debased mindset of plots and small cliques that in fact represent” a “cancer”, despite the fact that Francis has increasingly presented himself as the pope of a small magic circle treating the rest as people under suspicion.

    These people Francis insulted as “those who betray the trust put in them”. He accused them of failing to understand their responsibility for “the reform” and even of being “corrupted by ambition or vainglory”.

    Francis continued with thinly veiled allusions, “When they are quietly sidelined [Cardinal Sarah], they wrongly declare themselves martyrs of the system [Cardinal Müller, Cardinal Burke], of a ‘Pope kept in the dark’, of the ‘old guard’…, rather than reciting a mea culpa.”

    The address shows how angry Francis is about those who profess the Catholic doctrine despite the fact that this will kill their career.

    Francis also threatened those who are “still working” in the Curia but are suspected of not being in line with his radical stances. According to Francis “all the time in the world is given” to them “to get back on the right track”. The message is clear: who does not accept the modernist party-line, will be out.

    Bergoglio is repeating as pope what already led to his ousting as the provincial of the Argentinean Jesuits: a divisive leadership that threw his confrers in a deep disarray.

  3. Amazing, simply amazing.
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    I encountered only two liberal Jesuits at my alma mater in the Sixties. Yet, even those profs would have wadded up and thrown back in my face any essay I might have composed which was filled with such irrational, emotive and theologically absurd rhetoric.
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    How did Bergoglio even manage to be accepted in a Jesuit seminary to begin with?

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