Skip to comments.There is something strange going on in the Vatican
Posted on 10/09/2013 8:25:55 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
It is not as if President Obama is incapable of repentance. We should give thanks if/when he should understand and believe what the Church teaches. But . . . I do not fault anyone, including you, for being concerned.
If the little islamist, planned parenthood and the homosexual lobby are praising the Pope, there is definitely a very serious problem at the Vatican.
Perhaps. But the problem is the central point of the article in the original post. The Pope himself, and the Vatican, have failed to clarify, or refute false notions, regarding what the Pope may have meant.
That gives ample ammunition to the enemies of the Truth.
Its also the vast majority of postings on the Religion Forum from certain sectors."
Principally, the Roman Catholic group. Count the articles touting Rome, or the Pope, or the Medjagore apparition, or the Word of the Day, or...
Au contraire mon cheri.
If one were to tell Catholics they were going to Hell because of their beliefs, that might qualify as proselytism.
Simply defending the Catholic Faith, especially in the face of blatant lies and distortions, is basic evangelization, apologetics and witnessing.
Telling others they are going to Hell because of their faith is the epitome of modern day definitions of proselytism.
On the other hand, sometimes I’d like to see the Church return to her pre-VII understanding and defense and Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus. All proselytism isn’t evil, but all false ecumenism is.
Francis was asked June 7 why he chose to live in the Vatican hotel rather than the fancier Apostolic Palace where his predecessors lived. "If I was living alone, isolated, it wouldn't be good for me," he told students of Jesuit schools. "A professor asked me the same question, 'Why don't you go and live there (in the papal apartments)'? And I replied: 'Listen to me professor, it is for psychiatric reasons.'"
Psychiatric reasons??? Is he insinuating that solitude would drive him crazy? Wonder what the Desert Fathers would say to that pathetic excuse?
I have thought often of the Conclave and how someone reported seeing Cardinal Burke looking worried and praying his Rosary during the time before they were locked in.
The last 6 months have shown us why. I still pray for Cardinal Burke every day. As the Apostolic Signatura, he must have a GINORMOUS burden on his shoulders!
Although we are all called to trust in God's divine providence at all times, I am beginning to fear that this papacy may be the result of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI retiring prematurely. This current crisis may permitted only as a warning to future generations that the papacy is a lifetime appointment and that there should only be one Pope at a time.
I intentionally did not capitalize “god”. I see choosing who wears the funny hat as the work of men, not God.
Last week, one of the most liberal priests in this diocese was going around gloating because he had heard Pope Francis was removing Cardinal Burke soon. Lord help us if true.
If he does that, then it will throw the Church into mega confusion. It will be Avingnon all over again. I was praying for Cardinal Burke to be elected our Pope and knew something was wrong when the white smoke went up. My first thought was, “It’s too soon. Something is wrong.” I don’t know why I thought that, but it popped into my head.
I have recently been reading many Papal Encyclicals such as “Quo Primum” and “Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio,” as well as Encyclicals against Modernism by Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII, Pius XI, Pius XII as well as St. Pius X, all found in a book called “The Popes Against Modern Errors.” Much food for thought.
When one reads the actual encyclicals, one progresses natuarally to the conclusion that everything since Vatican II, including the Novus Ordo, is infected with the heresy of Modernism. The Encyclical “Cum Ex Apostolatus Offficio” deals with “what happens when the Pope or some other member of the clergy is a heretic?” Short answer: they have no authority and everything they say and do is null and void.
This is basically how the Vatican would be run if Obama had been elected Pope.
“Why did god choose him then?”
As a practical joke! Err, uh, I mean, to try the faithful! Yeah, that’s what I’m going with.
I deeply respected B14 and-despite the usual doctrinal objections, which are of no importance to this conversation-found his theology to be sound and clear-in short, a light in the darkness. With so many Protestant churches going wobbly and leaders going even wobblier it was good to have such a powerful voice for orthodoxy. I miss him greatly.
Just now cluing in to that?
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