Randy Engels, who wrote "Rite of Sodomy", one of the first books to expose the gay infestation within the Catholic Church, issued an open letter to Pope Francis on the occasion of the filth that poured from his mouth during that interview a few days ago. Here it is at it is published at Renew America. When the pope uttered almost identical bile three years ago, she had written a letter then. My one disagreement with Ms. Engels is that the pope wasn't only referring to "false news", but "nasty things, even if they're true". As we know, "nasty" is a term ascribed by subjective judgment/feeling, not by the merits of objective truth. In other words, the pope was slandering all of us who seek to shine the light on his attempts to undermine Holy Mother Church. Did he feel the need to trot out that vile insult in a lame attempt to discredit those of us who are shining the light on Amoralis Lamentia and the de facto schism that is becoming more and more apparent?
Perhaps, as Ms. Engel suggested, he was actively trying to desensitize Catholics to the sinfulness of various perversions in order to make things like Amoralis Lamentia more palatable. Let's look at the title of that document itself - Amoris Laetitia. Some have criticized my coined term for the document, but perhaps the actual name is problematic itself. Blogger Ann Barnhardt has issued her own commentary about the papal vulgarity and noted that a Latin definition of "amoris" is sodomy. I googled it myself and sure enough, it is one of the translations of "amoris". Yes, it's only one of five definitions, but might we be looking at some deliberate "double entendre" here? Given past history, I'd say that's a reasonable possibility.
Meanwhile more faithful Catholics are openly protesting Amoralis Lamentia. Two leading Catholic philosophers, Germain Grisez and John Finnis, issued a 37-page letter to Pope Francis, asking him to condemn some errors that they believe could arise from Amoralis Lamentia. (The link to the letter on the First Things article is broken. Go here and download it in case it "disappears")
Yesterday I mentioned a meeting that Bishop Schneider chaired, regarding the AL mess. He gave a talk at that meeting. He detailed times throughout history when prelates either defended God's teaching against man's sinful fancies (such as St John Fisher standing against Henry VIII) or when they capitulated to public demand (Aaron the first Jewish high priest making the golden calf).
Now let's look at another aspect through the lens of Our Lady of Akita. The message of that apparition is quite similar to that given by Our Lady of Fatima, namely, that if there isn't repentance, God will chastise the earth. Two phrases from Our Lady's message of Oct 13 come to mind. First, cardinals and bishops will be opposing each other. Given Archbishop Pinto's rebuke of the four cardinals (apparently at Pope Francis' behest) and Cardinal Tobin's attack on Archbishop Chaput, we see that prophesy playing out before our very eyes. Another piece of the prophesy that is unfolding as I write this is "the Church will be full of those who accept compromises". Indeed, the upper eschelons of Church hierarchy seem to be dominated by those who work to undermine her mission to save souls. Getting back to Fatima, Sister Lucia dos Santos predicted that the "final battle between Christ and Satan will be about marriage and the family."
No one with at least one functioning eye ball in their skull can deny that all these events are happening as we breathe. What must we do? First, we remember that we are part of the Church Militant. We're not the "church mellow", not the "church meely-mouth", not the "church mediocre". Each and every one of us is called to step out of his/her own insular existence and take up the fight. It means doing precisely what Our Lord commanded as He communicated through His Mother at Fatima and Akita. We must also take our public stances - each and every one of us - alongside the four cardinals to demand that the teachings of Jesus Christ be upheld in our Church.