FrankenPope Follower Implies That the Church Has Become a Sect

FrankenPope Follower Implies That the Church Has Become a Sect

[Reminiscent of the 12th-century abbot Joachim of Fiore’s theory of the three ages, which was criticized by St. Thomas Aquinas and condemned by Pope Alexander IV (see comment below for more) – AQ Tom]

en.news – 8/14/18

“Pope Francis breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants because he is ‘free from disordered attachments’”, Father Thomas Rosica, an adviser and English-language spokesman for the Vatican has claimed in a commentary on SaltAndLightTV.org (July 31).

Rosica states that the “Church” has entered “a new phase” with Francis.

According to him the [Francis] Church is “now openly ruled by an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture”.

The same could be said for the sects which depend on the whims and caprices of their founder while the Catholic Church is based on the teaching of Christ transmitted by the apostles and the tradition of the Church.

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8 comments on “FrankenPope Follower Implies That the Church Has Become a Sect

  1. From Wikipedia on
    Joachim of Fiore: Theory of the three ages

    See more at: Three Eras

    The mystical basis of his teaching is his doctrine of the “eternal gospel”, founded on an interpretation of Revelation 14:6 (Rev 14:6, “Then I saw another angel flying in midheaven, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation and tribe and language and people.” NRSV translation.).

    His theories can be considered millenarian; he believed that history, by analogy with the Trinity, was divided into three fundamental epochs:

    The Age of the Father, corresponding to the Old Testament, characterized by obedience of mankind to the Rules of God;

    The Age of the Son, between the advent of Christ and 1260, represented by the New Testament, when Man became the son of God;

    The Age of the Holy Spirit, impending, ushered in by an Angel with a sword, when mankind was to come in direct contact with God, reaching the total freedom preached by the Christian message. The Kingdom of the Holy Spirit, a new dispensation of universal love, would proceed from the Gospel of Christ, but transcend the letter of it. In this new Age the ecclesiastical organization would be replaced and the Order of the Just would rule the Church. This Order of the Just was later identified with the Franciscan order by his follower Gerardo of Borgo San Donnino.

    According to Joachim, only in this third Age it will be possible to really understand the words of God in its deepest meanings, and not merely literally. In this period, instead of the parousia (second Advent of Christ), a new Epoch of peace and concord would begin; also, a new religious “order” of spiritual men will arise, thus making the present hierarchy of the Church almost unnecessary.

    Joachim distinguished between the “reign of justice” or of “law”, in an imperfect society, and the “reign of freedom” in a perfect society.

  2. There is a similarity between Pope Francis with his antinomian modernism and the Joachimite heresy and the Spiritual Franciscans. Some new age or era has dawned in which all the old rules are dissolved to make way for the coming of the Spirit. This is a heretical movement.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joachimites

    Moreover, with the infiltration of the Lavender Mafia, modernist heretics, homo perverts, and lukewarm liberal modernists all agree that the Church’s moral teachings are too “rigid” to be followed. Together they seek to replace orthodox Catholic teachings with more progressive modernist situation ethics which accommodates those who cannot or do not wish to follow Catholic moral teachings. With help from Land O’Lakes, this heresy has overtaken most “Catholic” institutions of learning. Modernist heretics and the Lavender Mafia are engaged in a conspiracy to present the antinomian heresy of situation ethics as the authentic “Catholic” teaching of the new Bergoglian era. This is very much like the Joachimite heresy.

  3. ‘Pope Francis breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants’: Vatican advisor Fr. Rosica

    Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

    August 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Vatican consultant who leads the Canadian Catholic media organization Salt and Light Television has issued a statement publicly recognizing and defending that Pope Francis “breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants” and that he rules by his own personal authority, rather than the authority of the Scripture and tradition of the Catholic Church.

    According to Salt and Light CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica, “Pope Francis breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants because he is ‘free from disordered attachments.’”

    “Our Church has indeed entered a new phase,” writes Rosica. “With the advent of this first Jesuit pope, it is openly ruled by an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture.”

    According to Rosica, Pope Francis has a “commitment to a ‘conversion’ of the papacy as well as the entire church.”

    “It’s hard to predict what will come next,” writes Rosica, who calls Francis “shrewd” and imbued with the trait of “holy cunning.”

    “The pope’s openness, however, also a signature of his Jesuit training and development, means that not even he is sure where the spirit will lead,” writes Rosica. “He has said: ‘I don’t have all the answers. I don’t even have all the questions. I always think of new questions, and there are always new questions coming forward.’”

    The surprising statements, which confirm the strongest accusations made against Pope Francis by orthodox Catholic critics, appear in a recent blog post by Fr. Rosica on the Salt and Light Television website (a PDF of the post can be found here). The article was republished by ZENIT, but ZENIT has now eliminated the two sentences on Francis breaking tradition from its version of the article.

    Rosica’s open proclamation of Francis’ rule as an “individual” apart from the authority of historic Catholic doctrine is reminiscent of H. J. A. Sire’s portrayal of Francis as “the dictator pope” in his recent book of the same name. According to Sire, a well-published Catholic author and a (now-suspended) member of the Knights of Malta, Francis rules as an aloof and “arrogant” autocrat, indifferent to Catholic doctrine.

    Rosica also indicates that Francis regards adherence to the Scripture and the Catholic Church’s traditional doctrines, which the Church declares as the standard by which the Catholic faith is itself known and understood, as a “disordered attachment.”

    Pope Francis has made numerous statements, both in print and in press interviews, which appear to contradict Catholic doctrine and even defined dogma, most famously in his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia, in which he appears to claim that adulterous sexual acts within invalid second “marriages” can be justified or excused in some circumstances. The same exhortation has been interpreted by various cardinals and bishops as allowing adulterous couples to be given Holy Communion, an interpretation that contradicts the Code of Canon Law and millennia of sacramental discipline. Pope Francis has shown his support for this interpretation.

    Rosica, a Francis partisan with a history of support for LGBT activism and the clerics who advance it, was English language assistant to the Holy See Press Office from 2013 until late 2016.

    Rosica was scheduled to celebrate a mass last month for the pro-LGBT organization “All Inclusive Ministries” in Toronto, but failed to show up following a LifeSite story on the event and an exposé on the organization posted by ex-gay activist Joseph Sciambra. Rosica admits that he has preached a “mission” at the LGBT-friendly parish Most Holy Redeemer in San Francisco, which is famous for accepting and even celebrating homosexual unions.

    He has denounced those who oppose LGBT activist Fr. James Martin’s book “Building a Bridge” and rejects using the phrase “intrinsically disordered,” which is found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, arguing that such expressions in their descriptions of homosexuals “miss the mark and end up doing more harm than good. Reality is more important than lofty theological or philosophical ideas.”

    • Vatican advisor Fr. Rosica tells Pope Francis’ critics to ‘go to confession’

      [He could have told them somewhere else to go, but possibly following something that his master supposedly said about that place, he may no longer believe in it! – AQ Tom]

      Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

      August 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Fr. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican advisor and CEO of television network “Salt and Light,” is lashing out at critics of Pope Francis following Rosica’s recent public admission that Francis “breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants” and that Francis rules as “an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture.”

      In a rebuke to those who have cited Rosica’s article as evidence that Francis is seeking to undermine and even alter the Catholic faith, Rosica told critics to “go to confession” in an angry tweet that implied that his article had somehow been taken out of context.

      “For those who have not read the full text [of the article] & go about your daily work of condemning, maligning & distorting anything about @Pontifex, here’s the link to the full text: “The Ignatian Qualities of the Petrine Ministry of Pope Francis saltandlighttv.org/blogfeed/getpost.php?id=72516 …. Then go to confession,” Rosica tweeted.

      Rosica’s tweet was followed by an avalanche of negative responses from readers, who called Rosica’s remarks “papolatrous,” “idolatrous,” and even “blasphemous.”

      Edward Peters, a professor of canon law at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, tweeted, “When the Vatican’s own English media attaché angrily dismisses critics of his plainly papolatrous remarks as “condemning, maligning & distorting” folks, and meanly adds that they need to “go to confession”, well, kinda tells us all we need to know.”

      Fr. David Palmer responded to Rosica: “You appear to suggest that the Pope is above scripture and tradition, both of which are part of the divine deposit of faith given to us by God. Therefore your article is seemingly blasphemous. It is you who need to go to confession.”

      Rosica’s article (PDF here), which states openly what Francis critics have held for years regarding the pontiff, is surprising given Rosica’s close relationship with the Vatican and his strong support for the Francis papacy. It also reveals an apparent lack of respect for Catholic doctrine on the part of an influential cleric who leads a major television network, dismissing the authority of both Scripture and Catholic tradition, and calling adherence to tradition a “disordered attachment.”

      “Pope Francis breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants because he is ‘free from disordered attachments,’” writes Rosica.

      “Our Church has indeed entered a new phase,” Rosica continues. “With the advent of this first Jesuit pope, it is openly ruled by an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture.”

      According to Rosica, Pope Francis has a “commitment to a ‘conversion’ of the papacy as well as the entire church.”

      “It’s hard to predict what will come next,” writes Rosica, who calls Francis “shrewd” and imbued with the trait of “holy cunning.”

      “The pope’s openness, however, also a signature of his Jesuit training and development, means that not even he is sure where the spirit will lead,” writes Rosica. “He has said: ‘I don’t have all the answers. I don’t even have all the questions. I always think of new questions, and there are always new questions coming forward.’”

      The article was seen as so outrageous that the news agency ZENIT, which regularly republishes Rosica’s blog posts, edited the piece soon after Catholic news outlets began to report on it, removing the references to Francis’ disregard for tradition and the Scriptures.

      Rosica’s statements seem to confirm the assessment of Francis’ Catholic critics, who call the pope a “dictator” who disregards and openly subverts Catholic doctrine.

      Francis’ now-infamous apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia seems to teach that adultery between invalidly remarried couples is morally excusable and unavoidable, and that Holy Communion should be given to such couples, an interpretation that has been upheld by Francis himself. Such doctrines appear to contradict the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church.

      His novel teachings in Amoris laetitia led to a “filial correction” of the pope by a large number of Catholic scholars, who called the doctrines “heretical.”

      Francis has made numerous other statements that seem to contradict Catholic doctrine, including his apparent denial of the intrinsic evil of contraception, and his purported rejection of the Catholic doctrine of eternal suffering in hell.

  4. Are we witnessing a replay of that famous moment in the Spring of 1945, well below the rubble of Berlin. Keep an eye out in case FedEx special delivers a box of Lugers to the Motel 6. Just sayin’…. 😎
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    Anyway, I’ll try to research whether Rosie was an ardent fan of Baghdad Bob, 15 years ago.

  5. The Terminal Papacy

    by Chris Ferrara – Fatima Perspectives #1225 – 8/16/18

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    This man’s praise is the Catholic’s warning

    In an article he has steadfastly maintained on his “Salt and Light” website after even the liberal Catholic Zenit agency was forced to censor its most sensational lines, the “pro-gay” Father Thomas Rosica, English language attaché to the Vatican Press Office, heaps praise on Pope Francis that is nothing short of idolatrous. The theme of the piece is a celebration of Francis’ supposedly Ignatian spirituality, a claim the militantly Catholic Saint Ignatius of Loyola would doubtless reject with horror, given this Modernist train wreck of a pontificate.

    According to Rosica, the first and only Jesuit Pope (elected seemingly contrary to his Jesuit vows) has a “Jesuit identity” — meaning the thoroughly corrupted modern version of the order Saint Ignatius founded as an intellectual and spiritual army for the Church Militant — that “continues to shape almost everything he does as Pope Francis.” Rosica recites a litany of “Jesuit” traits St. Ignatius would hardly recognize as charisms of the militantly Catholic order he established: “passion for social justice,” “radical turn to championing the poor,” “turn[ing] away from devotional traditionalism,” “be not ‘clerical’ but ‘ecclesial’”, “freeing… from the confinement of doing something in a certain way because it was ever thus,” “inclusiveness” and other such blather having nothing to do with the original and authentic Jesuit mission of combatting error and saving souls in every land.

    Rosica does not allow his dithyrambic praise to stumble over the fact that the disruptive and chaos-inducing Father Bergoglio was banished from Buenos Aires by his Jesuit superiors and packed off to Germany on the pretext of writing a doctoral thesis he never even seriously began. His inexplicable resurrection and rise to power may, given the course of this pontificate, involve some element of the preternatural.

    If that claim seems extravagant, consider the most explosive passage in Rosica’s piece, wherein he declares — or rather warns — that with Francis “It’s hard to predict what will come next. Francis is shrewd, and he has repeatedly praised the Jesuit trait of ‘holy cunning’” but “not even he is sure where the spirit will lead.” And then the conclusion that Zenit had to censor because it is all too revealing of the truth about this out-of-control pontificate:

    “Pope Francis breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants because he is ‘free from disordered attachments.’ Our Church has indeed entered a new phase: with the advent of this first Jesuit pope, it is openly ruled by an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture.”

    Rosica exults in what is nothing other than a Modernist dictatorship presided over by a Dictator Pope who does not consider himself bound by Tradition, including the teaching of all his predecessors on marriage, adultery, Eucharistic discipline, contraception, the death penalty and any other doctrine or practice he might find disagreeable now or in the future. Francis is precisely what the Pope must not be, as Benedict XVI declared at the very outset of his mysteriously abbreviated reign: “an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law.” “On the contrary,” said Benedict, “the Pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism.”

    What are we to make of a Pope who “breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants”? We can only view his papacy as the terminal state of an ecclesial crisis that is now clearly reaching the point where only direct divine intervention can restore the Church’s good order. This is the terminal papacy of the post-Vatican II revolution in the Church. As such, however, it is cause not for despair but for hope: the hope that, historically speaking, the divine assistance cannot be long in coming, including the Consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart.

  6. He seems to think that the essence of “Jesuit identity” is being a Cultural Marxist and a radical progressive modernist who promotes situation ethics to overturn natural law. St. Ignatius was neither of those and would have expelled any such heretics from the Society of Jesus.

    With clowns like Rosica and Bergoglio wandering around pretending to be priests, is it any wonder why there is so much confusion and modernist heresy in the Church?

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