Is Pope Francis bidding God to do his will, instead of the other way around? July 8, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, disconcerting, episcopate, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, Papa, persecution, pr stunts, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, SOD, the return, the struggle for the Church.
I’ve been meaning for a while to link St. Corbinian’s Bear. Reader skeinster tipped me to a post he did yesterday on Pope Francis’ most recent just amazingly bizarre and incomprehensible comments (considering the office he holds), but I found this other post from today even mas interesante. What the heck, I’ll steal some of both, hopefully the bear will not mash me with his massive paws. First, yesterday’s post:
Yay! It’s time to once again play our favorite game of What the Heck is the Pope Talking About?
The latest cryptic utterance from the Oracle of Santa Marta is:
“I ask you to pray fervently for this intention,” the Pope continued, “so that Christ can take even what might seem to us impure, scandalous or threatening, and turn it … into a miracle. Families today need miracles!” [We do, but we do not provoke miracles by tempting God to fix a situation we’ve horribly broken ourselves. Miracles happen due to faithfulness and steadfastness in the Truth Christ has unalterably revealed]
Clearly this time the Pope is speaking of none other than himself and the bishops! What is more threatening, scandalous, and impure than the Pope surrounding himself with his favorite Germans and considering yet again how best to destroy the family and corrupt the Church?
Indeed families need miracles. So the Bear invites you to heed the Pope and pray that the machinations of the Vatican are miraculously thwarted and the ideal of the family shines forth in love and purity. The Pope is admitting that they can’t help themselves. It’s up to us.
Now some of today’s:
The Bear has noticed that whenever Pope Frances wants to destroy a doctrine of the Church, or promote mortal sin, he is often not content to merely do so on his own. Instead, he always enlists accomplices.
Most recently, Christ was dragged into whatever scandalous, impure and threatening designs Francis has on the family. There is no sin so foul that Christ cannot make fair by a miracle! [While this is true, it is also tantamount to sin by tempting God. It’s basically saying: “we’re going to apologize for the most grievous sin and introduce incredibly destructive novelties into the Church, and just pray Christ somehow makes them right (or brings some benefit)!” Like increased Church attendance for a few months! That’s worth destroying the entire moral edifice of the Church, right?!? Or another ‘man of the year’ award?]
When Francis wants to erase heresy and pursue his pan-Christian fantasy, why he says it’s really the Holy Spirit at work, not Francis.
And then of course, there’s always the God of Surprises to cover whatever crackbrain ideas he wants to foist upon his poor, suffering sheep.
We are told to do God’s will.
Pope Francis seems to have it backwards. God is always doing Francis’ will……. [I think that’s an astute observation. Do you agree? And am I wrong in detecting more than a moderate whiff of protestantism in all this?]
…….Of course, you might say, well, he’s the Pope, and when he says God is a God of Surprises, Christ changes moral law on a whim, and the Holy Spirit doesn’t care about dogma anymore, then that’s the way it is. [Thus every hyper-montanist papal apologist out there, which is pretty much everyone on Patheos and the virtually every Catholic commentator that earns a dime through the Church. Aren’t you glad I’m a GDI?]
Except it isn’t. The Catholic God (you know, the one Francis doesn’t believe in), is not some mad horror from H.P. Lovecraft. He does not change……
…..We have a Pope, not an Oracle. The Bear is sorry to presume to teach Pope Francis how to be Pope, but the job description is not “utter frequent cryptic statements that can only alarm and discourage the faithful, while maintaining for yourself plausible deniability by refusing to communicate clearly.” [Or perhaps he communicates more clearly than we think?]
I think this is the key: So the Bear invites you to heed the Pope and pray that the machinations of the Vatican are miraculously thwarted and the ideal of the family shines forth in love and purity. The Pope is admitting that they can’t help themselves. It’s up to us.
Whoever “they” are, I think that’s quite correct. There are plainly many bishops in opposition to these – is it not obvious at this point? – papal attempts to completely distort and gravely wound the entire moral construct of the Church. They have to be driven by the papacy because elements that were rejected by the bishops at the Extraordinary Synod were included not only in its final report but also in the “instrument of labor” for the upcoming Ordinary Synod – and this under a Pope who is the most authoritarian, detail-oriented pontiff the Church has seen in a very long time. These things are not happening behind his back. They are happening at his behest.
As to this fall’s Synod, whether the opposition will be strong enough this time, in the face of obvious papal support, is anyone’s guess.
The miracle I’ve been praying for is the same one it seems “the bear” has been praying for, as well: that somehow this huge and all-but-mortally wounding advance of revolution in the Church may be stopped I pray by some miracle the Synod may actually produce a document that actually condemns sin and greatly encourages families to continue making heroic sacrifices in the face of an indifferent hierarchy and an implacably hostile culture.
Are you praying for the Synod and our Church? Are you offering the Chaplet of the Holy Face, continual Novenas to Saint Joseph, extra Rosaries, or anything else! Prayer is our most effective (and nearly only) weapon in this fight, that, and penance. I have always been much better at “doing more” than doing with less, so I tend to pray more.
A little prayer below. Try not to laugh:
Lord, we know we have greatly displeased You. We know we are unworthy of Your great gifts, including the gifts of faithful Church leadership. But we beg you to have mercy on us and end this nightmare of the Church at war with Herself. Please give us the leadership we desperately need and not that which we so richly deserve. Hearken not to the many who have fallen away in self-serving idolatry, but to the few who have tried to remain faithful. We implore You to send us Saints as of old to lead Your Body, the Church, through this dark time. Have mercy on our families and defend and protect us. May we always be Your obedient and loving servants.