Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pope Spits At Faithful Catholics Again

It was just last week I wrote something similar.  These diatribes are occurring with disquieting frequency.  Yesterday's occurred during Mass, when again the Pope decried the "rigid": that is, those who abide by all the Church's teachings.  Have you ever noticed how many times he assails us, yet utters not one peep about those who play loosey-goosey with the teachings of Jesus Christ regarding faith and morals?  Is all this "rigid is bad" talk part of a strategy to get us to swallow Amoralis Lamentia?

Three days earlier, we heard from him again about Jesus's "tenderness" versus our "rigidity".  I could be wrong, but I don't recall ever hearing about any saint going on so much about Jesus's "tenderness".  I also fail to see how Jesus views our sins with tenderness.  Our Lord hates sin for the dishonor it entails and for the harm it does to sinners.  All this "tenderness" yammer makes Our Lord sounds like an effeminate sentimental squish.  It's almost blasphemous.

These are just the latest instances of him setting up false dichotomies between "rigidity" and "meekness/tenderness".  What I find particularly despicable is him accusing young Catholics of being "rigid".  Let's face it; the young are dealing with a world that is literally hell-bent on dragging them from the One True Faith.  They need to be strong, to be strident, to be the Church Militant.  The operative word is "militant".  Our Lord did not establish the Roman Catholic Church to be:
  • church mellow
  • church mediocre
  • church meely-mouth
  • church milque-toast
  • church mushy
Why on earth is the pope joining the mob who seek to undermine the very salvation of our young people?  In fact, he's doing that to all faithful Catholics and those who need a strong Church that does stand firmly, even rigidly, against the sinful snares and wiles of this sin-sick world.

Pray for his conversion.


  1. Will any thoughtful, intelligent Catholic, one who loves God and the Faith and the Truth and the Way and the Life, ever be able to take this man seriously?

  2. Bergoglio needs psychiatric help and an exorcism and look to see if he is consuming the coca leaves that the pagan Indians of Argentina gave him.

  3. By not correcting liberal cardinals and bishop, Francis is guilty of supporting them through his silence. He is willfully or through stupidity and ignorance destroying our church for some ungodly vision he has for our church and of all christianity.

  4. Can one point out the way the pope goes on and on about those he feels are rigid in their faith ironically shows his rigidity towards them?

    Where is the mercy in the rigidness of PF towards those he deems as "rigid"?

    Catechist Kev

  5. The only word of this post I disagree with is the "almost" in "It's almost blasphemous."

  6. Watered down Christianity is no antidote to the confusion prevalent in the youth of our times...they need to know what is right from wrong. With parents not doing a great job at it, nor sadly, the priests (at least, their homilies), they'll end up like sheep without a shepherd!

  7. The pope also confuses the difference between Church discipline that can change and church dogma and doctrine that cannot change. When people in the pew are badly catechized they can easily be confused. I think it's likely they fail to understand the difference, so that when the pope speaks about the "rigidity" of those who follow the laws, they lump laws of discipline and laws of dogma together. Anyone who upholds "the law" as truth is rigid, unloving, hiding something evil, and mentally ill. Talk about a lack of charity!


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