Skip to comments.Perverting the Resurrection
Posted on 04/24/2014 6:29:35 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
It is precisely the Holy Fathers unwillingness to embrace the majestic Resurrection of Christ the Most Benevolent King that gives rise to his twisted understanding of the Churchs hierarchical authority, even as it resides in the Successor of Peter as evidenced over the last year by his regular Joe comportment.
Once the Risen Lord is effectively stripped of His Kingly dignity, power and authority, as in the minds of modernist thinkers like Pope Francis, to whom is the priest thus configured?
According to Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga:
Jesus entire life was a priestly life, in the sense that He became a man, was poor, fought for justice, criticized the vices of power, identified Himself with the most oppressed and defended them, treated women without discrimination, clashed with the ones who had a different image of God and of religion, and was forced by His own faithfulness to be prosecuted and to die crucified outside the city. This original priesthood of Jesus is the one that has to be continued in history. Thus is the priest, the bishop, and even the pope (who after all is just the Bishop of Rome anyway) rendered little more than a glorified Peace Corp worker.
More could be quoted from these documents in support of the present argument, but the modernist spirit is evident enough already in these words of Pope Francis and his chosen right hand man.
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This is reflected in the New Rite of Ordination. The New Rite of Ordination was stripped of most of the sacerdotal references. The New Rite does not reflect the Traditional understanding of the priest (much like the New Mass).
Francis was ordained in the New Rite and he is the first pope to be ordained in the New Rite. This is not a coincidence.
And the Maundy Thursday rites of the past two years are yet further examples of twisting the meaning of Scripture to fit with the humanist/liberationist focus exhibited by this Pope.
Jesus washed the feet of his disciples in John 13 not only to render an example of service, but also to elevate the disciples to priesthood status (and Popes prior to Francis have upheld that truth by washing the feet of priests). If Jesus wanted to go to the jail and wash the feet of Barabbas or to wash and kiss the feet of women and Muslims or to wash the feet of “12 disabled people of different ages, ethnicities and religious confessions,” that’s obviously what He would have done instead.
Why is the servant undermining the message of the Master?