Monday, 9 September 2019
Reports are surfacing of the Pope calling priests faithful to the Faith derogatory names while he is somewhere in Africa. "Rigid" seems to the main word.
Naturally this comes at the same time faithful, hardcore Catholics have taken to calling each other names which have no basis in reality, yet again. "Heretic," "schismatic," and "Protestant" seem to the names of choice.
There is a distinct unbalance here.
Traditionally-minded Catholics have a lot in common. More than they realize. In fact, sidestepping the question of the vacant see, they are more in agreement with a sedevacantist in South Africa than they are with Catholics from their territorial parish.
There is reasonable doubt as to whether the words "heretic," "schismatic," and "Protestant" really apply to sedevacantists and other faithful Catholics.
Not so much with the current papal incumbent and his friends.
Let us lower our swords from each others' throats and level them at the enemies of the Faith.