(Vatican Radio) Christians who say “it’s always been done that way,” and stop there have hearts closed to the surprises of the Holy Spirit. They are idolaters and rebels will never arrive at the fullness of the truth. That was the message of Pope Francis at Mass on Monday morning at the chapel in the Casa Santa Marta. Click here to read more
So, Catholics who choose to stick to Catholic Tradition, and refuse to follow Pope Francis’ conveniently liberal “God/Holy Spirit of Surprises”, continue to be attacked mercilessly (note) and are now even to be labelled “idolaters and rebels” who will “never arrive at the fullness of the truth” – unlike every atheist, agnostic and peddler of false beliefs who have received the pontiff’s blessing and assurance of salvation no matter what they think, say or do in matters of theology and morality. He must have been absent the day they taught the Thinking Skills class. I mean, he didn’t so much as whisper a protest during the same-sex “marriage” referendum in once-Catholic Ireland, to cite but one major example of his dereliction of papal duty, while he waxes lyrical at every opportunity about those of us guilty of nothing more than adhering to the Faith of our Fathers. Laugh? I thought I’d never start.
Pray for Pope Francis, of course, but make no mistake about it. He’s no Pius X, and yes, I managed to keep a straight face when typing that, even if I did think “as if…”
Here’s something to discuss, however, lest we are tempted to spend the thread simply repeating the obvious; is it true, in your experience, that more and more Catholics in the diocesan parishes (you know, within the “mainstream” Church structures) are becoming concerned at the utterances and behaviour of this Pope? I’m hearing this quite a bit from Catholics who are still within the “mainstream” structures. What about you? Are your friends and relatives becoming concerned? And if you are an occasional blogger here or a lurker who falls into the category of “mainstream”, tell us your thoughts. Soon!