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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Pope Francis: a lame duck Pope? - a crisis of leadership added to a crisis of Faith

With chaos, division, disorder roaring through the Church - the Pope remains silent. The beatification of Paul VI is not enough: we need a Credo, we need a declaration of Faith, we need bread, not stones: we need a Father. And we need action: against the manipulators of the Synod: Baldisseri, Forte, Lombardi and his lackeys. We need action against the filth.... 

Now this from the gently "conservative" Catholic Herald: 


The presentation earlier this week of the so-called “mid-term report” of the extraordinary synod of bishops on the family (the Latin headline of which, relatio post disceptationem, may seem to the unenlightened to give it an authority it doesn’t in fact possess) aroused a predictable level of interest in both the Catholic and the non-Catholic media.
Their general assumption has been (and the report’s half dozen authors clearly intended that the assumption should be) that what it conveys is that the Catholic Church is gearing up, not for any change in pastoral strategy, but for fundamental changes in the Church‘s teachings (hitherto immutable) on important questions to do with marriage and with sexual morality....


2 comments:

Freyr said...

There are certain people on the barque of Peter who spend much of their time perched on the railing looking at which way the wind is blowing and how the waves buffet the sides. They are ready to leap at the first sign of trouble. This current crisis is directed at them. Its purpose is to divide and cause dissent and conflict. Its purpose is to nudge those of little faith off the railing into the maelstrom. For some the dashed hopes of change will be enough to send them over the edge. For others the fear of softening the traditions of the Church will be enough to send them into the depths. The devourer of souls waits for you to fall and it does not care one whit whether you are conservative or liberal, only that you are very tasty.

Vox Cantoris said...

Indeed Freyr. We must never leave the barque nor desert our Mother. As Anne Roche Muggeridge exclaimed in the Gates of Hell and again in the Desolate City, "Don't let the bastards drive you out!"