The Church’s constant teaching regarding the duty of faithful Catholics to resist legitimate authority in times of crisis is rooted in Scripture. “But when Cephas was come to Antioch,” writes St. Paul in Galatians 2:11, “I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.”
Scripture’s most adamant exhortation in this regard also comes from Galatians: “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.”
As a Catholic who came of age during the turbulent post-concilar era, it was clear to me even as a child that popes can fail and cause great harm to the Church. But I always considered this potential to be a matter of human ignorance or weakness, rather than outright malice.
Pope receives applause at the 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops in Paul VI hall, Oct. 17
We have a situation here!
In the wake of the Family Synod, and especially in the light of Amoris Laetitia including Pope Francis’ subsequent confirmation of his intention to change Church discipline concerning divorced and remarried Catholics, I feel that the time is ripe for taking the discussion to the next level, in other words, to ask what we actually know about the overall agenda of this papacy.
In Pope Francis’ 17 October 2015 address commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Institution of the Synod of Bishops, he announced his intention to “build a synodal Church” and, to this end, promote “a sound decentralization”.
First, what exactly did he mean by “decentralization?
Guess who they're laughing at?
Our masters have created two camps in Western Society, that of the politically correct leftists and that of the “Western” “conservatives”. Both camps combat each other, not recognizing that both serve as mercenary troops of the New World Order.
In recent times Europe has been shocked and shaken by a series of terror attacks performed by Islamist terrorists. These events have caused a lot people to state that the Muslim world in general is our enemy and that Muslims are a savage horde, living in an inferior, unenlightened, primitive culture that – in order to pacify the world – has to be transformed in accordance to the achievements and “values” of “the West”. But, there are a few points to be considered to see the whole picture:
Barros Protest outside Cathedral March 21, 2015-Osorno,Chile
“It is the Argentine attitude: Suppress and ignore” V.S.Naipaul, The Return of Eva Peron
In the summer of 2011, the Puyehue Volcano near the Chilean city of Osorno, erupted sending a cloud of ash billowing into the Chilean skies and blanketing the farmlands with cinders. Perhaps Mother Nature was prescient, anticipating the upcoming volcanic reaction by Osorno Catholics to the appointment of the much despised and discredited Bishop Juan Barros by Pope Francis in March 2015.
Uber-Modernists, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri and
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Love the Joy of Love
Archbishop Chaput has just come out with pastoral guidelines for the implementation of Amoris Laetitia (AL) in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The guidelines unswervingly maintain the Church’s bimillenial discipline precluding the admission to Confession and Holy Communion of public adulterers who divorce and civilly “remarry” and decline to cease their adulterous sexual relations:
Imagine that Germany had won the second World War. The Nazis have assumed power not only throughout Europe but, effectively, throughout the entire world, because no viable superpower remains with the motive or the means to oppose the ascendant and, by now, somewhat satiated ideology.
All youth are Hitler Youth; all hospitals are Nationally Socialized. No class in any university contains content except what the Party wants taught, and no civil servant can issue a marriage license that would not survive its scrutiny. Judges ignore statutory law and impose the will of the tyrants unchecked, as Roland Freisler and his confreres were doing well before the war’s end in any case. The Aryan Ideal is the universal ideal, and every avenue is cut off for those who wish effectively to oppose it.
What would be the fate of the concentration camps, in that case? They would be promptly emptied out, of course, not because the evil they harbored had been abolished, but because it had been established. Repression would have been rendered useless, in other words, obsolete.
“I love them innocently, says God. That’s the way you should love these innocents.” ~Charles Peguy
From all corners of the universal Church, hundreds of clergy abuse survivors gathered recently at the16th Annual SNAP Conference held in Chicago describing their gut-wrenching childhoods of sexual molestation by clerics. A haunting aura dominated the conference: Pope Francis’ unwillingness to tr uly reform the Church and protect children by punishing predators and their protectors.
Is this the Pope of Mercy?
“Never let anyone know what you are thinking.”
~Mario Puzo, The Godfather
Darkness descended onto Piazza di San Pietro into the evening hours of March 13, 2013, as the successor to the resigned Benedict XVI, was introduced to the Cat holic Church.
Invited onto the balcony, a mere arm’s length from the new Pontiff, Cardinal Godfried Danneels surveyed the massive crowd during the announcement of the papal election of Jorge Bergoglio. There, on the Loggia of St. Peter’s, he stood, sending a message with his smug triumphant gaze.
The purpose of the Society of Saint Pius X is chiefly the formation of priests, the essential condition for the renewal of the Church and for the restoration of society.
Yet again Francis has told us what he thinks, yet again the Church is rocked by scandal, and yet again the Vatican has had to issue a “clarification” in an effort to calm the storm. As the whole world knows by now, during rambling remarks at a “pastoral conference” for priests of the Diocese of Rome at Saint John Lateran on June 16, Francis declared that “the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null” because the spouses “don’t know what they say” when they say “Yes, for life.”
But Francis is also “sure” that couples in the countryside of northeast Argentina who cohabit out of the husband’s superstitious fear of marriage vows, avoiding Catholic nuptials until they are grandparents, have “a true marriage, they have the grace of marriage, precisely because of the fidelity they have.”
A popular conservative radio host with a daily audience of 20 million is known for describing Liberalism as a mental disorder; or put another way: Liberals are lunatics. From a purely natural point of view this would seem to be the best explanation for the radical unreasonableness of liberals. Liberals defy reason, even acting against their own good