Bishop Robert Barron and the Cult of Man February 2, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, catachesis, disaster, episcopate, error, General Catholic, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, the struggle for the Church, unbelievable BS.
Before I begin, I’ll say that I have a sneaking admiration for Dave Rubin, the interviewer in question below. Yes he’s an out n’ proud type who pretends to be married, and yes he’s an atheist and a liberal……..wait, why do I like him again? Well, I don’t like him per se, but I do have some admiration for the fact that he is willing to hear out all comers, even those with radically different viewpoints, he despises the SJW Left, and he might even be heading towards a classical liberal/conservative standpoint. But he has many miles to go, which is why my respect for him is nascent and limited.
He recently had Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron on his interview program. Bishop Barron, as has been his wont over the years, mixed in some fairly solid defenses of the Faith with some abject surrenders that to me obliterated whatever good he may have conveyed. Michael Matt in the first video below largely shares my assessment, noting that Barron blew a golden opportunity to reach out in charity to a lost soul and seemed to put human respect far above the Truth of Jesus Christ:
There are all kinds of things to takeaway from Barron’s abject surrender on the subject of the intrinsically disordered nature of the sodomitical inclination and the evil of any acts associated with that inclination.
First, he says the Church has been “disordered” in focusing too much on the sin. This is what he thinks of Sacred Doctrine? Bishop, heal thyself – or better yet, get over thyself and your worldly opinions.
Secondly, there is much aping of the Franciscan notion of false mercy. Barron appears to hardly believe in sin anymore, excepting of course for those hateful pharisaical neo-promethean right wingers. They all go to hell.
But seriously, should we expect anything else from the man who reduced the story of Original Sin to “theological poetry?” No wonder he holds extremely messed up views of moral theology.
We see again and again this notion that the poor benighted Church before Francis was doctrinaire, hard-hearted and merciless. What a load of chaff. First of all, the moral/doctrinal collapse has been setting in for 50+ years. This is only the fulfilment of errors advanced for decades. Far from being doctrinaire, the Church has been caving relentlessly on Doctrine for decades.
But even the shriveled husk of Doctrine defended by JPII and a few others is apparently too much for the new Church of infinite humility and Francismercy.
This is where all the modernism in the Church has been headed for decades – towards complete moral surrender and oblivion for souls.
Church of accompaniment far more concerned about the opinions of men and not giving offense than with proclaiming the Truth of Jesus Christ
Even the poor soul in the interview is left wondering what the heck the Church believes, and seems surprised that it’s really this weak. Rubin is an admitted atheist, what on earth in this exchange would possibly dissuade him from any of his current beliefs and practices – on these matters most closely related to his primary moral failing and his erroneous beliefs the bishop totally fails because he is more concerned with being perceived as a “nice guy” and not giving offense than he is with conveying Truth vital for this man’s salvation.
And that is the entire problem – the crisis – in the Church in a nutshell. Even the “conservatives” fear the opinions of men far more than they do the judgment of God, who they have turned into a cosmic candy dispenser, handing out salvation to everyone who comes calling.
If they are not right, they face an awful, awful reckoning.
Here is the full interview. Barron does give a fairly good account of himself at times, but that really just makes his collapse on sodomy all the more pernicious for he mixes truth with error as Aquinas warned against: