The Cat is Definitely Out of the Bag September 15, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, episcopate, error, Francis, General Catholic, horror, pr stunts, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church.
Viz yesterday’s post, I don’t think there is any doubt that Francis’ “private letter” to the bishops of Buenos Aires has had the desired effect. The “leak” was far from accidental, I’m sure. How else do you get awesome coverage like this, without a good leak?:
All according to the plan. This pontificate has operated almost exclusively by Clintonian media techniques like trial balloons, floated comments, intentional leaks, and purposeful disinformation. Franky isn’t bold enough to directly contradict Doctrine in an directly doctrinal statement himself, so he’s settled on a strategy of deception and attacks around the margins. The letter of the law may (barely) remain intact, but the spirit is shredded like Hillary’s central nervous system.
Are you guys generally very concerned about whether Francis is an antipope or not, per Barnhardt, or do you think this is simply a matter beyond our (the laity’s) ascertaining, per Skojec? I like Ann, but I think sometimes she gets too wrapped up in proving herself right. I do agree with Hilary White and Steve Skojec that Francis’ pontificate may be a necessary emetic (great choice of words) to get many of us former happily conservative Catholics to realize that comfortable conservatism of the Ratzinger-Wojtyla papacies was an ineffective poultice covering up a horrible, festering wound (Vatican II/modernist revolution) that was killing the body of the Church. Is that enough metaphors for one sentence?
I am loathe to think such evil could be “necessary,” but I also don’t know what else could have shaken up the Church enough to finally look at Vatican II and say – uh, no.
I think the most important aspect to keep in mind is that Our Blessed Lord is, ultimately, in charge. May He purify His Church soon.
PS – the photo caption for the large photo center right should actually read “Giving thanks for the only folks who still bother with church in Ireland.”