Pope challenged: admit your teachings are in error

So far he is undeterred when it comes to pandering to the Mohammedans. Perhaps he hasn’t got the memo yet.

Update:

Pope Francis has decried a global “epidemic of animosity and violence” where strangers, immigrants and refugees are considered as a threat, with the “status of an enemy.”

“In God’s heart there are no enemies,” Francis said Saturday. “God only has sons and daughters. We are the ones who raise walls, build barriers and label people.”-More below the fold

Pope denounces “epidemic of animosity” against Muslim migrants

“We see, for example, how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant, or a refugee, become a threat, take on the status of an enemy. An enemy because they come from a distant country or have different customs. An enemy because of the color of their skin, their language or their social class. An enemy because they think differently or even have a different faith.”

This is outstandingly disingenuous, and simply reflects the talking points of the European and North American elites — that opposition to the Muslim migrant influx is a manifestation of “racism” and “xenophobia,” when it is really a concern about jihad terror. Pope Francis would apparently prefer that Europeans and North Americans be murdered in jihad attacks than that Muslim migration be slowed or halted in an attempt to prevent this.

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)

So far, Saint Francis is undeterred. The insufferable redistributor of (other peoples) wealth keeps sucking on Mohammedan toes.

Italy Pope Holy Thursday“The pope has spoken out against an ‘epidemic of animosity’ against immigrants and other faiths,” by Philip Pullella, Reuters, November 19, 2016:

Christians must sack this commie pope. His delusional views and his pandering to Muselmaniacs is way out of line with Church doctrine.

Andrew Bolt:

Pope Francis is from Latin America, and shares that continent’s disastrous brand of Leftist politics. Not unrelated, crowds at his appearances in Rome are down.

Now four cardinals have publicly challenged him: admit your teachings are in error.

In a newly published book-length interview, [the Pope] was asked whether he favoured a Marxist society: “It has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the communists who think like Christians’’.

Admit error: Cardinals challenge Pope of the far Left

Pope Francis is from Latin America, and shares that continent’s disastrous brand of Leftist politics. Not unrelated, crowds at his appearances in Rome are down.

Now four cardinals have publicly challenged him: admit your teachings are in error. (More below the fold)

Muslims make up only one percent of the population, but file 40% of workplace discrimination complaints. #Sharia

In other news:

We call it lawfare, or litigation jihad:

Corporate America is Allowing Sharia to Creep In 
Muslims make up only one percent of the population, but file 40% of workplace discrimination complaints. – CounterJihad
 More popish nonsense:

In a newly published book-length interview, [the Pope] was asked whether he favoured a Marxist society: “It has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the communists who think like Christians’’.

At a Vatican Mass for prison inmates last week, one of the pope’s personal altar servers was a young Muslim, in jail for sexual offences and stalking. He brought his prayer rug. A week earlier, greeting leaders of “grassroots’’ movements (promoting various green, “human rights’’ and anti-development causes) who met at the Vatican from five continents, Francis denounced “the basic terrorism that derives from the global control of money’’ and promised “I make your cry mine’’…

Questions could be asked, for example, about whether Francis’s “surprise” visit to a group of seven ex-priests and their wives and children in Rome last week signalled a forthcoming change to the discipline of priestly celibacy…

Some cardinals might also wonder why Francis, who is unfailingly kind to outsiders, sometimes castigates sections his own flock. Most recently, he singled out young people who exercise their right to attend the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass: “I have at times found myself in front of people who are too rigid … You dig, you dig, this rigidity always hides something: insecurity, at times perhaps something else’’. It went down like a lead balloon…

[A pro-Francis Vatican committee] is primarily focused on ensuring church academics uphold Francis’s controversial apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia’’ (The Joy of Love), released in April. A key section of the text has drawn warm praise from some quarters for recalibrating 2000 years of church teaching on the eucharist, divorce and the indissolubility of marriage but intense criticism from opponents, who insist such change is heretical.

As The Australian has reported, AL is at the centre of the most serious challenge facing Francis. That has come from two German cardinals, an Italian and an American. Judging by a cautionary letter to Francis during last year’s Synod on the Family, at least a dozen other cardinals, including Australia’s George Pell, share some of their concerns.

This week, the four cardinals released the “please explain’’ letter they sent the pope privately eight weeks ago. He declined to answer. Such public, formal questioning of a pope’s teaching has been unknown for centuries…

Two days ago, one of the four, US Cardinal Raymond Burke, 68, who was the Vatican’s top church lawyer until Francis sacked him two years ago, upped the ante…

In an interview, the quietly-spoken prelate said that unless Francis corrected his own document the cardinals would do it for him, by issuing “a formal act of correction of a serious error’’. There was, Burke said, a rare tradition in the Church, “the practice of correction of the Roman Pontiff’’.

More popish derangement:

Pope Francis: Immigrants and Refugees Are Not ‘Our Enemies’

The Pope’s words came during the Vatican installation ceremony for 17 new cardinals, celebrated in Saint Peter’s Basilica.

“We live at a time in which polarization and exclusion are burgeoning and considered the only way to resolve conflicts,” the Pope said. “We see, for example, how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant, or a refugee, become a threat, take on the status of an enemy.”

Francis said that these strangers and migrants are considered enemies “because they come from a distant country or have different customs,” or because “of the colour of their skin, their language or their social class,” or because “they think differently or even have a different faith.”

When such a way of thinking penetrates society, the Pope said, animosity soon follows. “Little by little, our differences turn into symptoms of hostility, threats and violence.”

The “virus of polarization and animosity” can infect our way of thinking, feeling and acting, Francis added, even in the heart of the Church.

Speaking of the College of Cardinals, the Pope noted: “We come from distant lands; we have different traditions, skin colour, languages and social backgrounds; we think differently and we celebrate our faith in a variety of rites. None of this makes us enemies; instead, it is one of our greatest riches.”

While our first instinctive reaction is “to dismiss, discredit or curse” our opponents, Francis said, “Jesus tells us to do exactly the opposite with our enemies, those who hate us, those who curse us or slander us. We are to love them, to do good to them, to bless them and to pray for them.”

The Pope suggested that our motivation for acting this way comes from God’s treatment of us.

“Our Father does not wait for us to be good before he loves the world, he does not wait for us to be a little bit better or more perfect before he loves us; he loves us because he chose to love us, he loves us because he has made us his sons and daughters. He loved us even when we were enemies,” he said.

While ours is “an age of grave global problems and issues,” he said, today each of us “is asked to cherish in your own heart, and in the heart of the Church, this summons to be merciful like the Father.”

On Sunday morning, Pope Francis celebrated the official end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, closing the Holy Door at Saint Peter’s Basilica and inviting all Christians, in their personal lives, “not to close the doors of mercy.”

8 thoughts on “Pope challenged: admit your teachings are in error”

  1. A couple of comments.

    Of course, re. marriage of priests, it isn’t just a Protestant thing. The Eastern Orthodox have always had parish priests who were married; they do not demand celibacy of ALL of their clergy, although having just as strong a monastic tradition as the western church. I do not think it would be the end of the world for the Catholic church if they were to permit ordinary parish priests to marry if they so chose. After all: St Peter himself, claimed as the founder of the western/ Roman branch of the church, had a mother-in-law and therefore, necessarily had a wife.

    Whatever one may think of other proposed changes, speaking as a Protestant with a strong evangelical bent, and with an awareness of the Hebrew/ Jewish matrix of the early church (have not many great rabbis been married men?) I just can’t see the Catholic insistence that ALL ordained clergy/ religious leaders/ teachers must be celibate, as an element of Christian belief and practice that can’t possibly be changed or abandoned without destroying the church.

    And although I have a deep affection for – and appreciation of – the classic liturgies of the church – whether Greek , Russian, Latin, or (1662 Prayer Book) ***English*** – I do think that those Catholics who try to insist that the biblical God (whose sacred scriptures started out in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek! and were only translated into Latin a couple of centuries down the track! and were translated into Russian, etc, pretty early in the piece as well ) can or must be properly worshipped ONLY in *Latin*, have forgotten the lesson of Pentecost… and are mirroring the error of the Muslims whose divinity is only interested in Classical Arabic.

    1. Celibacy was introduced after centuries of excesses by successive clans of popes who wielded absolute powers. One of them was the Borgias; a family that took crime, corruption, depravity and debauchery to new heights.

    2. As a practising Catholic who has become disenchanted with the Novus Ordo Mass (in the vernacular), I have, for many years now, been attending the Traditional Latin Mass in Brisbane at Mary Immaculate Church, Annerley. The TLM is inspiring, reverent and respectful, with an excellent choir, inscense, the lot. Mary Immaculate is where the Brisbane Oratory in Formation is located. The Oratory is based on the traditions of St Philip Neri and established by Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman in the UK. I can recommend this form of worship to one and all.

      1. I recommend not wasting your time on invisible sky daddies and fiction, one and all.
        All religions are founded by poorly educated camel herders from millennia ago. It’s just superstitious nonsense.
        Wake up.
        Atheist Lives Matter.

  2. One of them was the Borgias; a family that took crime, corruption, depravity and debauchery to new heights.

    Like the Clintons?

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