Monday, March 14, 2016

Some Great Takes On The Third "Pope Video"

Yes, I saw it but was a bit slow on the uptake.  Perhaps I was just happy that there was no overt heresy, blasphemy, or sacrilege and that the word "Jesus" was mentioned (albeit just once).  However, both akacatholic and Corbinian's Bear took a much more thorough look at it than did I.

At the bottom of this post I'll show the video and below that, akacatholic's version of the same.  Corbinian's Bear did articulate some serious flaws with it: flaws that have been all too typical with this pontificate.
  • The implication that problems such as spousal abuse can be solved by throwing money at poor people.  While that might bring some temporary relief, the root problems remain addressed such as:
  • Attacks on the family via contraception, gay perversion of marriage, governments undermining the proper roles of parents, lack of solid instruction in Church teaching (often because clergy are so often ignorant and/or rebellious to the same Church teaching)
  • The none-too-subtle implication that the ideal family size is two children, three at maximum.  This is shown in the various drawings of families by the children in the video.
CB opines that this might be the worst one yet.  I respectfully disagree.  In my opinion, this one doesn't sink to the level of the previous one where Buddha was placed on a par with Jesus Christ - which constitutes unabashed idolatry.

I wonder if this video is meant to prepare us for the Post-Synodal Exhortation on Marriage that's supposed to be released this coming Saturday?  I hope not, for if that is the case then this exhortation will at best be both vapid and banal.  Now the videos.

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