“If you always assume the best of others and you are often wrong, you are still better off than if you assume the worst of others and are only occasionally wrong.”… Read the rest
The Pope’s most recent scandal brought out all of the usual suspects as defenders, viz., the neo-Catholics, neo-ultramontanists and Ostrich-Catholics. I warned them that their eager toleration of error and active participation in the conspiracy would come back to bite them. Who could have anticipated this little gem from the Pope’s good friend in Canada:
“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.” Father Rosica, speaking of the Pope’s unlimited power
By disordered attachments, he means of course, the Catholic faith, as taught by all of his predecessors and all the ecumenical councils. The Vatican is rushing to remove the quote from all the online sources, which of course is not only laughable but only proves that someone in the curia is aware that these things are not supposed to be said in public.
I mentioned two days ago on a thread about how these “Catholic” Bishops go full SJW over illegal immigration but remain silent in the face of grave evil, and I was told I was guilty of calumny.
It was just a few hours later that the latest bombshell of a decades-long cover up at the highest levels of the Church made the news. It’s not every day validation comes THAT quickly or in such a prominent manner, but…
What are the comments about this scandal on post after post? Along the lines of, “Yeah, everyone knew, but no one could talk about it because he was a powerful Cardinal”.
This, people, is PRECISELY why we much have courage and fortitude and not bend to the threats, name-calling or fear of being disinvited from the ‘right’ cocktail parties. Some of you witnessed how I was attacked just a few weeks ago on my FB timeline for offering gentle correction to a few priests behaving badly, but if you fail to speak up out of cowardice, YOU become culpable for the next victim and the greater scandal that will eventually result.
Losing a FB ‘friend’ is nothing compared to that kind of guilt. Do the right thing, regardless of the consequences! The alternative is too painful, for you, for those you love and those who deserve an advocate.