With yesterday's post by Father Clovis fresh in our minds, we must consider even more manifestations of the progressive rot that is within the Vatican, regrettably validated by the Holy Father himself. Today came the news that the pope appointed Father Timothy Radcliffe to the post of Consulter for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Father Radcliffe was a former Master General of the International Order of Dominican Preachers. He came under fire for his advocacy of gay sexual relations and women's ordination. Below I'll post a Vortex video from some years back that details the many problems of Father Radcliffe. I suppose his appointment is not too surprising, given what the typical Jesuit these days considers the concepts of "justice and peace" to be.
In the United States we see the "Francis Effect" emboldening more progressive bishops to act out in their disobedience. A few days ago we learned that Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St Petersburg (FL) has effectively stopped the offering of Mass in the Extraordinary Form in two of the three parishes in which they were offered. Essentially he is acting in disregard to the Summorum Pontificum enacted by Pope Benedict in 2007. I've written before about Bishop Lynch's many derelictions and lapses of judgment - including his enabling of the murder of Terri Schindler Schiavo in his diocese. Why that man still sits as bishop is beyond me.
The Vatican's embrace of envirowhackoism - and population control - on which I reported copiously last week, is costing the Church credibility in the eyes of reasonable people. We see in Western Journalism how Cliff Kinkaid wonder if "The Catholic Church Has Gone Socialist". Mr. Kinkaid's concerns are quite understandable. While the Church in her Tradition roundly condemns socialism, the recent actions of this pontiff betray a seeming sympathy, if not allegiance, towards that anti-Chrisitan mindset.
Sadly, I'm sure this won't be the last such post. We must pray and speak out. Now the video regarding this new "Consulter for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace".