Pope: “God is Father and Mother” December 3, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, different religion, disaster, Domestic Church, Papa, pr stunts, Revolution, scandals, secularism, SOD, the struggle for the Church.
What can one say anymore? I agree with Rorate, this is a statement with enormous, and dire, implications. It will be used and abused by feminists and similar types for years, probably decades, to come. Also contained in this rambling discourse are further condemnations of the Church’s 2000 year defense of Doctrine as “exclusive.” Yes, the Church is exclusive, and so is Heaven, but that doesn’t play well in the radical egalitarianism beloved by those given over to a libertine, progressive mindset.
Rorate’s quote is quite long. I’m short of time and have had a long day, so I’ll only quote the most key parts:
Pope Francis: The theme of mercy has been strongly accentuated in the life of the Church, since Pope Paul VI. John Paul II stressed it strongly with Dives in Misericordia, the canonization of Saint Faustina and the institution of the Feast of Divine Mercy on the Octave of Easter. [How many readers have problems with Divine Mercy as proposed by Saint Faustina? I know [a good number do. I waver.]
…….My first Angelus as Pope was on God’s mercy and, on that occasion, I also spoke of a book on mercy which was given to me by Cardinal Walter Kasper during the conclave……The world is in need of discovering that God is Father, that there is mercy, that cruelty isn’t the way, that condemnation isn’t the way, because the Church herself sometimes follows a hard line, she falls into the temptation of following a hard line, into the temptation of stressing only the moral rules, many people are excluded. [Again touting Cardinal Kasper. Hinting at what may come in the post-synodal exhortation? It is not cruel to condemn, if that condemnation leads to repentance, that repentance to conversion, and that conversion to everlasting life. As a matter of fact, it is the modern indifferentism, and pretense that grave sin isn’t, that “mistakes” don’t really matter to God, thus totally blocking the process of conversion, that is cruel. It is the cruelty of the world against the true mercy of God. Once again we see Pope Francis quite clearly state that the pre-conciliar Church was unmerciful.]
……Q: Can the Jubilee of Mercy be an occasion to rediscover God’s ”maternity”?
……. Yes, He himself affirms it when He says in Isaiah that perhaps a mother can forget her child, a mother can also forget her child … “I, instead, will never forget you.”……..Therefore, I prefer to use <the word> tenderness, proper to a mother, the tenderness of God, tenderness born from the paternal insides. God is Father and Mother. [So because the Holy Ghost inspired an allusion to a mother, that means God is a Mother-figure? That’s an unreachable stretch.]
…….To discover it will lead us to have a more tolerant, more patient, more tender attitude. In 1994, during the Synod, in a meeting of groups. it was said that a revolution of tenderness should be established, and a Synodal Father — a good man, whom I respect and love – then very elderly, said that it wasn’t appropriate to use this language and he gave me reasonable explanations [So we should thus conclude, that it was Bergoglio who made this intervention in favor of a “revolution of tenderness?”] , from an intelligent man, but I continue to say that today the revolution is that of tenderness because justice stems from here as does all the rest [Ideologue: (n) one who holds to a notion or idea in spite of all contrary evidence] ……..The revolution of tenderness is what we have to cultivate today as the fruit of this Year of Mercy: God’s tenderness towards each one of us. Each one of us must say: “I am an unfortunate man, but God loves me thus, so I must also love others in the same way.”
Q: Can you anticipate to us a gesture you intend to make during the Jubilee to give testimony of God’s mercy?
Pope Francis: So many gestures will be made, but on a Friday of every month I will make a different gesture.
Oy vey. Here comes another push for trashing the Liturgy – even more than it already has been – through “inclusive language.”
I fear Rorate’s closing note is right:
In the abusively “ultramontane” (or pseudo-ultramontane) atmosphere of the Franciscan papacy, where liberals and their conservative fellow-travelers defend everything that falls from the mouth of Francis as pure orthodoxy, one does not have to be very imaginative to realize how much the enemies of the faith will make use of this erroneous expression. [Indeed]Keep in mind that the Pope affirmed, in this interview, that the Jubilee of Mercy will be an occasion to “rediscover” the “maternity” of God.
As of late, not a week has passed without an ambiguous or problematic expression coming from the Pope and causing immense confusion and difficulty for the already-besieged, outnumbered, and often-demoralized defenders of Catholic orthodoxy. It would seem that during the Jubilee of Mercy, things are about to get even worse.
Ultramontanism run amok – hypermontanism – is a grave disorder in the Church today. It is the prime mode of operation for the crisis. “This is impermissible!”
“But the Pope said it.”
“Oh, well……ok, then.”
We already have severe problems in the Church, and in so many domestic churches, where proper understanding and operation of the roles of father and mother, male and female, have been not just lost, but corrupted and turned upside down. This kind of language is profoundly unhelpful, and even more, dangerous. I fear it will give renewed vigor to efforts like the feminist push for “inclusive language” in the Liturgy. Heck, why stop there, we can’t have cisnormative, heteronormative language in the Liturgy, either, right! Bugnini and his acolytes intended the liturgical revolution to be a perpetual motion machine, never stopping, forever grinding the Mass (and other Sacraments) down into meaningless, perfectly ineffective modernist gibberish.
I’m out of time. What a mess. Our Lady, have mercy on us. Pray for us! Christe eleison!