Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, recently elected Superior General of the Jesuits, has proven himself to be quite the water-carrier for Pope Francis. He voiced approval of the Pope's treatment of the dubia and of the Cardinals who published them. He has recently caught some flak for his attempt to cast doubt on Jesus' words concerning marriage (in what probably is an attempt to boost the credibility of Amoralis Lamentia). In a saner time, any priest who cast doubt upon Sacred Scripture and Tradition would have been defrocked. Instead though, because he is obviously of the same mind as the pope, he remains head of a major religious order.
Today we learned of another Jesuit dissident being rewarded for his heresy. Father James Martin, another Jesuit (yes, this one), has been named a consultor to the Vatican communication office. To my friends who insist on blaming the pope's statements on "bad translations", you can no longer invoke the "mistranslation" canard and maintain integrity. Bear in mind that Martin has shown himself, over and over again, to be a shill for the gay agenda. He is just another voice, like Abascal, to aid in the deconstruction of Christ's teachings on marriage, sexuality and family life. Personnel is policy, as they say. With personnel such as these two Jesuits, we know what the Vatican policies now are.
Here's another consideration regarding Martin's appointment. Recall that he is editor of the Jesuit dissident rag called America. One of Martin's predecessors in that role was Father Thomas Reese. Reese was editor when Pope Benedict XVI assumed the papacy. One of Benedict's first acts was to eject Reese from his editor position because of his dissidence. Now we see another dissident editor of America exalted because of his dissidence. Might this appointment by Pope Francis be a disguised insult to the Pope Emeritus?
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