Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Psychiatrist Examines Insults From The Vatican

Today's LifeSiteNews features an article written by Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons, a psychiatrist.  He read the article in La Civita Catolica (linked here, at the bottom of the page) in which the two authors are trash-talking the alliances between faithful Catholics and Evangelicals who share common concerns for western culture.  He brings his professional training and experience to bear as he detects issues of anger and control-seeking in the writings of the authors.

Might these issues be factors in some of the pope's own words?  Antonio Spadaro, one of the two La Civita authors, is close to the pope.  It isn't unreasonable to believe that the pope at least indirectly influenced the writing of that article.  Moreover, in yesterday's homily, the pope lobbed yet another insult against "Catholics who think they are perfect and scorn others".  Notice how once again the pope is fashioning a "straw man" out of Catholics who are trying to adhere to the Church's traditions, painting them as hypocrites who despise others.  In doing so, he attempts to hold us up to ridicule and scorn.  This is just the latest; in that first link to my article I link to other sources where the pope's slanderings of faithful Catholics are chronicled.

Yesterday a group of these evangelicals who were belittled by La Civita wrote an open letter to the pope, asking him for an audience so they could discuss these issues.  Now the pope is supposed to be game for ecumenism and dialogue, is he not?  Will he agree to an audience?  It would be grand if he did, but I'm not holding my breath.


  1. Holy men do not talk like that, imho. Why want to speak to him?

  2. Who is the one doing the scorning?

  3. Might want to restore D.C. to Traditional Catholicism!
    Loss the twice Condemned Divine Mercy pic.

    Get a Traditional Sacred Heart!

    1. Condemned by whom? Your profile indicates that you might hold to the sedevantist error. Take great care, for one of the devil's chief objectives is to lure Catholics from the One True Church, and he doesn't particularly care whether they exit "stage left" or "stage right".

  4. The very first thing that popped into my head when I read this on Lifesite News: a couple preparing for divorce, eh? As maybe in working toward a schism? We've already seen the Church 'excommunicate' Galat for his criticism of Francis. And we have heard Francis himself 'jokingly' say that he himself may be the linch pin for a schism in the Church not all that long ago. Just a thought as I was trying to stand back and look at the whole picture. Maybe I am jumping the gun here just a tad, but that was my first thought.

  5. "The sedevacantist error?" Hahaha!

    If you like your pope, you can keep your pope, DC.

    Seattle kim


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