Sunday, June 04, 2017

Francis: Advancing a false irenicism which does not exclude error and falsehood..

In his Pentecost homily, Francis advanced a false irenicism which, he said, is opposed by those who "adopt rigid and airtight positions," who "become locked into their own ideas and ways of doing things..."  Such people, he asserted, "choose the part over the whole, belonging to this or that group before belonging to the Church. They become avid supporters for one side, rather than brothers and sisters in the one Spirit...Christians of the 'right' or the 'left', before being on the side of Jesus, unbending guardians of the past or the avant-garde of the future before being humble and grateful children of the Church."

Such is the false irenicism of Francis as he prepares the world for demon worship and the man-god.

Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand (whom Pope Pius XII referred to as the "20th century Doctor of the Church," refutes this distorted idea of unity.  He writes, "St. Paul says there always will be heresies and he adds that God permits them to test the faithful. The disunity that is based on the incompatibility of truth and falsehood cannot and should not be avoided...To deplore disunity as such, instead of deploring heresies, instead of condemning these and calling them by their name, implies first of all that one would keep unity even at the cost of truth. But, of course, true unity presupposes unity in truth. Error, falsehood, can never be the basis for true unity. That holy, supernatural unity of which our Lord speaks in the priestly prayer ut unum sint - that all may be one - can come to pass only in the profession of divine truth, in the membership of the Mystical Body of Christ. It is a unity which includes some but, by the same token, excludes others. As Father Werenfried van Straaten [the Bacon priest, my note] reminds us, 'Jesus' prayer that all may be one'...may not be separated from His other words: 'I say unto you that whoever does not enter by the door of the sheepfold is a thief and a robber...I am the door!' The same principle is expressed in the first encyclical of Pope Pius XI: Pax Christi in regno Christi, the peace of Christ in the reign of Christ. Even on the natural level, unity that is not grounded in truth is either a very silly or a very dangerous thing. That shallow comradeship so typical of modern society, for example, in which we approach everyone regardless of his relation to God in a spirit of 'tolerance' - the spirit incarnated in the words of Frederick II of Prussia: 'Let everyone attain beatitude in his own fashion' - that is a foolish pseudo-unity lacking any common principle to truly unite men. Such 'togetherness,' however, can be worse than foolish; it can be a sinister force when it is based not on a lack of principle, but on a common error - on an idol. The togetherness found in Nazism or in Communism is an amazing thing. Devotion to the common idol goes so far that the devotees are ready to die for it. So many young Germans gave their lives in the war while screaming, 'Heil Hitler!' They had given themselves in unity, to the devil." (The Charitable Anathema, pp. 3-4).

This false irenicism will continue to play a significant role in this "pontificate" as the push for a one-world religion intensifies.

Image courtesy of Canon212.


Wendy said...

Francis refers to us as,"avid supporters for one side."

Yes. Guilty. We side avidly with Christ over the Devil, with Catholic truth over error and the forces of secularism etc...

Francis cannot choose apparently. He should reflect carefully on Revelation 3:16.

Rita Jeannine Melanson said...

I consider myself one of the "unbending guardians of the past" when it comes to the Depositum Fidei. Tradition with a capital T, as opposed to mere human traditions, deserves to be guarded.

Is Francis arguing otherwise? It would seem so.

Athol/Orange Catholic said...

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 78, says:

"This living transmission, accomplished in the Holy Spirit, is called Tradition, since it is distinct from Sacred Scripture, though closely connected to it. Through Tradition, 'the Church, in her doctrine, life and worship, perpetuates and transmits to every generation all that she herself is, all that she believes.' 'The sayings of the holy Fathers are a witness to the life-giving presence of this Tradition, showing how its riches are poured out in the practice and life of the Church, in her belief and her prayer.'"

We should be "unbending guardians" of the Church's riches. Shame on Francis for attempting to demonize those who are.

Nathan said...

With each and every bizarre statement issued from Francis, my concerns grow. He is squandering so much of the prestige of the office he claims to hold. He is doing so much damage!

BeaconStreetCatholic said...

The New Religion will tolerate everything EXCEPT those who adhere to absolute, immutable truth. The Dictatorship of Relativism becomes The Reign of Antichrist.

Prepare to go underground faithful remnant.

Praypraypray said...

God is not mocked. He sees through all of the superficial claptrap, (aka nonsense)!

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is that when Bergoglio describes those opposed to what he's about to state (which he always does), he's actually describing himself!

Anonymous said...

To whom it concerns.
[1] Cardinal Bergoglio aka "pope Francis" was not elected in the proper canonical manner per rules of apostolic constitution Universi Dominici Gregis
[2] Pope Benedict XV1 has yet to comply fully with procedural code canon law no 332 [no2] as it governs the resignation of a pope.

The logic is clear : Pope Benedict remains the only valid pope.

Justina said...

Pope Francis is enamored of presenting himself as the Great Welcomer, but in reality the false "unity" professed and promoted by him and his acolytes also, paradoxically, includes some but necessarily excludes others. It excludes specifically those who affirm Divine Truth, which is precisely what the relentless Bergoglian tongue-lashings are all about. In his adoption of a certain viewpoint (pluralism) to which he expects everybody else to conform as well, the current Bishop of Rome is no different from the "ideologues" he derides. The only difference is that he is willing to deny the One who acknowledged He had come to bring not peace, but division, while they are not.

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