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Quick hits: Verrecchio vid pulled, Austrian bishop blasphemes, Graham diagnoses crisis January 14, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, different religion, disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, foolishness, General Catholic, Papa, scandals, secularism, Society, the struggle for the Church.

A few quick hit items as I’m about out of time:

Someone at the Vatican complained over Louie Verricchio’s video parody of Pope Francis’ parody of a Catholic Pope in his January prayer intentions.  They claim it violated copyright. So, Vimeo pulled the video.  But guess what, Vatican, the internet is forever and once something is uploaded others can copy it and you can never get rid of it.  Perhaps you are concerned that Louie’s fisk of this atrocious indifferentist video was just a little bit too effective?  At any rate, the video is also on Youtube and I highly recommend those with accounts to make copies for themselves.

Oh, and BTW, Eponymous Flower has the goods on the priest who appeared in that prayer intention video.  His presence was not accidental, he is a longtime collaborator of Bergoglio, used to be his spokesman, and is, surprise!, what  you might call an ecumaniac himself. Go figure.

Next, Eponymous Flower also quotes an Austrian bishop blaspheming, saying it took even God Incarnate some time to reach the same advanced level of diversity that the bishop obviously assigns to himself.  Can you say making god in your own image?  Must be so very convenient!

As Kathpress, the news agency of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference and the website of the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt reported, Bishop Alois Schwarz addressed some 300 people with: “Even Jesus struggled at first  learning diversity.”
Jesus supposedly was obliged  “to learn” what “was beyond the borders of the chosen people of Israel,  ‘to open up to and acknowledge strangers for their approach to salvation,” said the bishop. “God strengthened in fact, ‘abided diversity,'” quoted Kathpress. Bishop Schwarz  described a “learning process” of Jesus. Jesus is supposed to have […] “learned, ‘to be available to everyone’ and to allow diversity’,  said  Schwarz..”

Note that: he had to learn other’s approach to salvation, because His wasn’t all that great and needed a bit of a tuneup.  You cannot make this stuff up.  These guys are so overconfident now that they have their man in office they are really showing what they are: bonehead modernists with hardly a shred of faith or even common sense.  Remember, modernists believe that WE actually “create” God by our “longing” for Him and our own collective sense of the supernatural, so to someone who believes such rubbish, ascribing ignorance and a need to learn to the omnipotent, omniscient Creator is no big thing.

Finally, evangelical protestant Franklin Graham gets it better than most Catholics.  Our country’s primary crisis is not economic or even political, but spiritual/moral:

In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, Rev. Franklin Graham said he could already reveal the condition of our nation – it is broken, morally, spiritually, politically, and racially.

However, it must be said that protestantism formed the bedrock for the creation of this nation on erroneous grounds (separation of church and state, informing an agnostic view of governance, refusal to seat Christ as the ultimate ruler and guide for this nation) and for the many moral and economic disorders afflicting the world over the past several centuries.  Protestant denial of authority and embrace of nascent moral relativism (tolerating divorce, for instance, from the start) paved the way for exactly where we are today, and will always have to answer before God for the shattering of Christendom.

But even a stopped clock, and all that.  Sad to say, there are a lot of devout protestants who are more faithful, and in many respects, more Catholic, than the vast majority of Catholics today.  I pray they come to find the light of the whole truth of Jesus Christ through His Church, but with this pontificate all but declaring conversion is wrong and protestants should stay right where they’re at, doing so is becoming increasingly difficult.  That’s another disastrous legacy shaping up from this pontificate, the further diminution of the Church’s already moribund evangelization efforts and a lowering of an anemic rate of conversions.

I think Mitchell Hadley nailed it when the term “Mephisto” was applied to the Pope Francis character in his book.  You’ll figure out what I mean if you buy the book!




1. Margaret Costello - January 14, 2016

In Matthew 15 Our Lord refers to pagans as house dogs. Hmmmmmmm…..not very “diverse” eh? God bless~

2. Baseballmom - January 14, 2016

Sounds like that video really got to them….. As we all used to say,…. “The TRUTH hurts!”

3. Sir Louis - January 15, 2016

Re Bishop Schwarz’s heterodox remark on Christ’s human knowledge, think of C. S. Lewis’ book The Great Divorce, wherein one ghost wants to develop his thesis that had the Christ lived longer his views would have developed and become more mature. To be free to work out that idea, the ghost leaves the threshold of Heaven to return to Hell.

4. DJR - January 15, 2016

Parody is permitted by our copyright laws. I believe the Louis Verrechio video would come under that category.

5. Lynne - January 15, 2016

Shared Louie’s video on Facebook. 🙂

6. tg - January 15, 2016

I can’t watch anything with Pope Francis so I didn’t watch his video everyone is talking about.Should we even pray for the intentions of the pope in the morning offering? Today I remembered the video and just prayed for Benedict’s intension.

7. Tim - January 16, 2016

Along the lines of this issue that the “video” brings up:

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