Last August Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Paglia as head of the Pontifical Pope John Paul II Institute On Marriage And Family. He's also head of the Pontifical Academy For Life (and perhaps its only member). It was under his direction that a particularly lurid sex education program was foisted on young people attending the World Youth Day this past summer. At the World Meeting For Families in Philadephia last year, he mandated that practicing gays would have the same status as faithful Catholics in attendance. I point out that the latter two incidents occurred before Paglia's appointment to the Institute On Marriage And Family.
One other very troubling event occurred before that as well. News has arisen that in 2007, Paglia commissioned a piece of pornographic art to be painted in his cathedral church. It is explicitly homoerotic. It shows Jesus pulling into heaven via fishnets dozens of people. In the nets, the people are engaged in various erotic acts. One of those people bears the face of Paglia himself while semi-nude and embracing another scantily-clad man. This LifeSiteNews report has more details and pictures. All this was done on instruction from Paglia himself. The depiction of Paglia in such a pose leads one to deduce that Paglia himself might be a practicing homosexual. Obviously the painting within a Catholic church is grossly blasphemous. As it was done in 2007, no one can doubt that the Pope knew of this. Because the pope appointed Paglia to his high positions, we can only conclude that the appointments were done not so much in spite of Paglia's flagrant perversion but because of it. There is an attempt afoot in the Vatican - led by the pope, let's admit that - to deconstruct the Sacred Tradition of Holy Mother Church in favor of some "new world order".
This and so much more points to the horrid place to which Pope Francis is steering the Church. For the benefit of my friends who insist on remaining in denial regarding this harmful papacy, I now link to a piece written by Jeffrey Mirus of Catholic Culture. He explains well the role that the Holy Spirit assumes in the process of selecting a pope. He also points out why it is erroneous to presume that the Holy Spirit directly chooses each pontiff. As you read the list of poor pontiffs of the past, bear in mind that there is no reason to presume that the same couldn't be happening right now.
I post now a video released by Michael Matt of the Remnant. Listen closely. He first elaborates on the scandal of Paul Ehrlich being allowed to speak at a Vatican conference. At the 4:48 mark he says "If you're not seeing what's really going on here, I'm sorry, but it's just a case of you not wanting to see.." At the 10:00 mark Matt said he and others sent an open letter to President Trump to investigate possible Democrat influence in the ouster of Pope Benedict XVI and election of Pope Francis. LifeSiteNews today released an interview with Archbishop Luigi Negri who is close with the Pope Emeritus. He too states that Benedict resigned "under tremendous pressure". A few weeks ago I hypothesized that Pope Francis is the de facto designated mouthpiece for worldwide progressivism. Here's the Message from Modesto that Matt mentioned. All this is part and parcel of the mangling of the Church into some progressive new world order idol. Did I say "mangling"? A thousand pardons, please! I meant to say "maturing" - you know, like the "maturing" we were supposed to do after the Extraordinary Synod!
Now listen at the 21:00 mark when Matt speaks of obedience to the pope and moral limitations on so doing. He correctly states that "obedience is subordinate to the Faith". Starting at 21:57, he says, "when a superior, even a pope, commands that we do something wrong including the instruction to believe something false and contrary to our religion and beliefs, what we were taught as Catholics, the Catholic response is to resist him". Now going back to that Modesto debacle, McElroy and others pledged to "disrupt" Trump's immigration policies. We now have major disruption in our Church. It's time we start considering how we faithful Catholics will - as it were - disrupt the disruption.
We are approaching the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. She promised the children that "in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph". Of course that is true but that does not excuse us from taking on the task of Church Militant for if we don't, more souls will go to hell.