Every week a new low for Francis June 17, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, Francis, General Catholic, horror, pr stunts, Revolution, Sacraments, scandals, self-serving, sickness, Society, the struggle for the Church, unbelievable BS.
Sorry I’ve been away from the blog all week. That could not be helped, for a variety of reasons.
I guess I waited till the right day to blog (or maybe the wrong one) given Francis’ twin disastrous statements of yesterday, June 16. In them, as I’m certain you’re already aware, Francis both declared that the great majority (60%, 70%, 80%, 99.999%?!?) of sacramental marriages are null, and that many cohabitations are “real marriages.” As he did a week ago, Francis has inverted the truth and elevated falsehood in its place:
Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter into them with a proper understanding of permanence and commitment…….
……“We live in a culture of the provisional,” the Pope said in impromptu remarks June 16. After addressing the Diocese of Rome’s pastoral congress, he held a question-and-answer session……
………“It’s provisional, and because of this the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null. Because they say “yes, for the rest of my life!” but they don’t know what they are saying. Because they have a different culture. They say it, they have good will, but they don’t know.”……
………He said that in Argentina’s northeast countryside, couples have a child and live together. They have a civil wedding when the child goes to school, and when they become grandparents they “get married religiously.” [And what did Francis do to break this pattern, as primate of Argentina? Or did he just blithely go along, as a force somehow not only out of his control, but one to be co-opted to the end of radically changing the Church along the leftist-inspired lines he has always sought?]
“It’s a superstition, because marriage frightens the husband. It’s a superstition we have to overcome,” the Pope said. “I’ve seen a lot of fidelity in these cohabitations, and I am sure that this is a real marriage, they have the grace of a real marriage because of their fidelity, but there are local superstitions, etc.”
Look at what he’s saying: sacramental marriage = falsity/unreality, cohabitation = reality/genuineness/truth. Gotcha. It hasn’t taken as long as I thought for the mask to fully drop.
There has been a flood of commentary already, some of it edifying, some of it embarrassing in still refusing to see the truth of this papacy, which is evolving – sorry, has evolved – into nothing short of a direct, open assault on the entire Doctrine of the Faith (as traditional critics have maintained from the very beginning, and for which they have earned nothing but opprobrium from neo-Catholics).
I do find Rorate’s coverage particularly helpful, in that they show how previous documents of the pontificate of Franky George Bergoglio have paved the way for exactly the kind of outrageous, one might even say diabolical, statement made yesterday. Not only that, but Rorate provides a concrete example of how Francis has put this error into practice in the past, basically encouraging a family member to contract a scandalous, adulterous civil union outside the Church with a man who was part of a valid Church marriage.
I also found this summary from One Peter Five very powerful:
If the pope’s view is that 50 percent of Catholic marriages are invalid, it is not just an insult to our natural human ability to marry, but also an insult to St. Paul, who said that the moral law is written on men’s hearts. And it’s an insult to God’s grace to imagine that our own age is somehow different, that we cannot depend on God’s help to live out the vocations He gives us.
How many insults can we stand? Last week, Francis turned the Magisterium on its head by declaring clear doctrinal formulations to be heretical, this week, he does the same for the Sacrament of Marriage. This man is ripping the Doctrine of the Faith to shreds, and at the same time, encouraging the mass spread of moral misery by working to convince those in troubled marriages to give up. How many will go ahead and get divorced now, who might have fought through, because of these horrendous statements? As always, it is the children who will suffer the most for leftist folly.
One must wonder if a fair number of US bishops and diocesan courtesans are not now jumping up and down for joy, seeing their process of declaring virtually every marriage that ends in civil divorce annulled vindicated? The horror is, what was once clearly recognized as an abuse even a few short years ago, is now preached from the housetops of Sancta Marthae in Rome as the Lord’s own truth, even though it isn’t, and never could be.
I don’t know what will be left of the Church by the time this man and his successor(s) are finished, but it wont’ be much. If we didn’t have Our Blessed Lord’s promise to always preserve the Church, I would be given to despair.
And so the process started at Vatican II drives towards its inexorable conclusion. May God have mercy on us all.
Comments closed on this post. Just because Francis is nuts and likely evil doesn’t mean he’s not the pope – but even if that were somehow in question, who, precisely, can make that judgment? And don’t quote Bellarmine to me, you are still the one doing the judging. Elevating oneself to his formal judge (not just of specific acts, or even agendas, but of what he is, what he constitutes, what office he holds or loses) is something I will never arrogate to myself. You may disagree………but not here. At least not anymore. I will not allow this blog to be a vehicle for sede propaganda, and would rather shut down all comments or cease blogging than allow it to become so.
First, last, and only warning, or bannings will begin. I don’t care what you think about my policy, that’s it.