Monday, May 28, 2018

Francis the Divider..

Francis continues to divide the Catholic Church as this article makes clear. From the article:

"Father Thomas Weinandy, a former chief of staff for the U.S. bishops’ committee on doctrine, has accused Francis of causing 'theological anarchy.' Another group of bishops has warned Francis risks spreading 'a plague of divorce.' Last fall, more than 200 scholars and priests signed a letter accusing Francis of spreading heresy. 'This was not something I did lightly,' Father John Rice, a parish priest in Shaftesbury in the U.K. said, claiming the pope’s liberal push has caused 'much division and disagreement, and sadness and confusion in the church.'"

It should come as no surprise that dissent within the Church leads to polarization and undermines truth which is the principle of the Church’s communion. In its Instruction on the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian, No. 40, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said that, “The Church ‘is like a sacrament, a sign and instrument, that is, of communion with God and of unity among all men’ (LG, 1). Consequently, to pursue concord and communion is to enhance the force of her witness and credibility. To succumb to the temptation of dissent, on the other hand, is to allow the ‘leaven of infidelity to the Holy Spirit’ to start to work.”

Some will still object: "But even if people dissent from Church teaching, that's not our concern. Leave them to God. We shouldn't say anything for the sake of peace. They will come to the truth in God's time." 

What of this? Is this an authentic peace? Well, no. In the words of Pope John XXIII, who was an extremely good-natured and peacable Pontiff, a lover of peace, an authentic peace, "is not completely untroubled and serene; it is active, not calm and motionless. In short, this is a peace that is ever at war. It wars with every sort of error, including that which falsely wears the face of truth; it struggles against the enticements of vice, against those enemies of the soul, of whatever description, who can weaken, blemish, or destroy our innocence or Catholic faith." (Ad Petri cathedram, AAS, 51 (1959) 517, PE, 263.93).

Faithful Catholics must now oppose a heretic who is committed to destroying our Catholic faith. A deceiver whose word is worthless.

Related reading here.


Orange Catholic said...

And Father O'Connor at Saint Mary's Church in Orange is promoting this heretic in the parish bulletin. This week's bulletin has a blurb promoting a documentary titled, "Pope Francis: A Man of his Word."

The blindness is staggering.

E said...

Agreed Orange Catholic. Father Shaun dropped the Saint Michael Prayer after Mass and has openly embraced Francis. There can be no doubt that he too is a progressive.

Cease all tithes!

Cyn M said...

The very meaning of the word Catholic is "universal". In what way is Francis uniting the faithful and promoting universality under his papacy? It's pretty clear he is no fan of the Roman Catholic church, and in that, no fan of the words and admonitions of Jesus Christ.

M. Prodigal said...

The destroyers are coming for the convents and monasteries now....virginity, celibacy, holiness... all those things are hated by those the demon uses to corrupt, twist, and destroy them.

Andrew said...

Those who follow Francis are not authentically Catholic. These are people who secretly hate Christ and the Church He founded. They want to corrupt her from within.

Beacon Street Catholic said...

E, St. Mary's Facebook page has a post on how Bishop Rozanski installed Piotr Pawlus as "pastor" of a local Church.

This is, to say the least, disturbing. Read here:

Unknown said...


Penance Penance Penance

to avoid Divine vengeance

for not showing any remorse

and trying our will to enforce

The reign of the Impostor has arrived

the Church, of TRUTH is being deprived

the whole world hangs on his lips

while being readied for a total eclipse

The true followers of Christ

trying to pull off the heist

are persecuted for non-compliance

and being countered with defiance

When it will seem that all is lost

everything sacred has been tossed

God will deliver us from our agony

and reign forever in all His Majesty



Rita Biesemans, written December 19 2013

Laramie Hirsch said...

Thanks for the link.

Yes, in a very real sense, we are alone when it comes to the world of men.

That being said, we still have something in this life that transcends our material and social woes. We have God and the Presence of the Holy Spirit.

Look so it this way, in Purgatory, we suffer horribly and continuously. However we will have peace and joy in knowing we will definitely go to Heaven when all is said and done. In Hell, we will have nothing. God will have abandoned those in He'll, and pain is a diversion from the anguish of losing our chance at a decent eternity.

Here, in life, even though this world is polarized against decency, we have the opportunity to strive for Heaven, to pray for the living and the dead to get to Heaven, and we have seven direct gifts from the Holy Spirit. The godless have none of this.

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