Pope Francis lacks Catholicity – is he merely a victim of circumstance?

flagVAupsidedown

Having entered the Society of Jesus just seven months before the death of Pope Pius XII, Jorge Bergoglio was ordained just eighteen days before 1970:

– After mutiny had been declared in the face of Humanae Vitae

– After Catholic academics and clerics had virtually filed for divorce from the sacred Magisterium with the Land-O-Lakes Statement

– After Paul VI had suppressed the Oath Against Modernism, and

– After the promulgation of Missale Romanum for the Novus Ordo Missae.

While every one of his papal predecessors had at least some clerical grounding in the Church pre-Vatican II, however latent its influence may have been, Jorge Bergoglio ascended to the Chair of St. Peter with no such base to call home; he is a product of the rebellion through and through.

Now, this is not to suggest that the Holy Father is a victim of circumstance with no choice in the matter; he certainly does have a choice and the Lord will sort all of that out in due time. Rather, it is simply to speculate as to the underlying causes for the sad and unfortunately obvious state of present day affairs:

Pope Francis has not Catholicity.

Read more

Editor’s note: Pope Francis lacks Catholicity in much the same way that President Barack Obama lacks patriotism.

Argentina’s unholy alliance with apostate Catholicism

Córdoba, Argentina, April 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Karina Villarroel and Soledad Ortiz will become the first lesbian “married” couple to have a child receive Catholic baptism in Argentina Saturday in a ceremony at the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Cordoba that observers fear is a ploy to subvert Catholic teaching on marriage.

Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who was instrumental in the passage of same-sex “marriage” in 2010, has agreed to act as godmother.

Villarroel and Ortiz with baby Umma

“We had a hearing with Archbishop [Carlos] Ñáñez and he told us there was no problem with our daughter being baptized in the Cathedral,” Villarroel told the local newspaper, La Voz del Interior.

According to local church sources this baptism “would have been much more difficult if Jorge Bergoglio were not the Pope.”

Link

Editor’s note: Not only is the lesbian couple unfit to raise the child as Catholic, but the chosen godmother – due in part to to her publicly stated political goals and accomplishments – is also similarly unfit.

This abomination is taking place with the full consent of the Argentinian Catholic Church – and allegedly, Pope Francis, as well. While the pope may choose to remain silent on this, there’s no way he can avoid the ultimate responsibility.

Difficulties understanding the mind of “the Oracle of Santa Marta”

For someone complaining about “downers,” the Pope seems to constantly tear down the faithful. As I’ve noted before, his language is that of a prophet, not a pastor. He is Isaiah, eveighing against the wickedness and hypocrisy of the Jews, i.e. Catholics. (In fact, the last time he called us hypocrites, the language was practically word-for-word from Isaiah. And that was two weeks ago, for those of you keeping score at home.)

When the Pope speaks of the “formalism” of hypocrites who say “It is not possible,” the Bear thinks of the two Argentine lesbians with their sham marriage and the baby they’ve managed to obtain. They’re set for their own Confirmation and baby’s baptism April 5th at the cathedral in Cordoba. Is it the formalism of the hypocrite to have serious reservations about this? Is that the sort of thing the Pope has in mind?

Read more

Seen on the web: Bishops in handcuffs?

My own apostolic zeal is for protecting my own family, participating in parish life, educating my children in the Faith, and — when opportune — speaking with non-Catholics about the Faith, and extending a welcome to these people to investigate the Faith, with myself as a kind of “sherpa,” guiding them if they show the least interest. My wife and I also give monies to our parish, to the diocese, and to various Catholic charities.

We are also quick to question the actions — or inaction — of our priests and bishops, such as when the Campaign for Human Development is giving monies to pro-abortion/pro-homosexual/pro-contraception organizations.

Of course, we never get more than a non-response to these queries — i.e., no response or acknowledgment at all of our complaint; or a non-sequitur response; or words alone, with corrective actions never taken.

I have learned — in large measure — to ignore the bishops and their “social justice” pleas. There is no effort to correct decades-long corruption of these programs by out-and-out leftists and heterodox “catholics.”

Bishops and priests will regain credibility when I see them in handcuffs — protesting, for example, at the White House (USA), or at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Where were they, for example, when the Court was hearing arguments in the Hobby Lobby case? Where were they when Sebelius handed down her forced abortion-funding and forced contraception funding ukase? If they aren’t in the streets protesting and getting arrested, I can’t believe a word that issues from their mouths. Where — pray tell — where is THEIR “evangelization”?

Related article

Since Pope Francis, more Catholics say the church is in touch

Yeah … but in touch with whom?

In Another Groundbreaking Act, Pope Francis Confesses His Sins in Public

Pope Francis continued his rock star turn yesterday by breaking with tradition and publicly confessing his sins while leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica.

The pope, dressed in a simple white alb and purple stole, spent about three minutes kneeling before the priest’s open confessional and received absolution.

Link

Editor’s note: There’s nothing “groundbreaking” about a Catholic going to Confession – especially during Lent.

The President Obama – Pope Francis Meeting. Both sides are probably lying.

by Doug Lawrence

Last week’s Obama – Pope Francis meeting lasted for more than an hour and included a number various Obama Regime officials. The Regime claimed that they concentrated on “social justice issues” while the Vatican said it was all about religious liberty.

Odds are, it was really about Russia, Syria and Iran – and trying to get the Vatican to “butt out” this time – so the Regime might be able to avoid further embarrassment.

No matter what was actually discussed behind closed doors, it was a slam-dunk win for the President, since any time a U.S. President gets a photo op standing next to a popular pope, it’s invariably good for at least a few points in the polls.

Photos and analysis from the Boston Globe