H/T Canon 212
In September's Poop Video, Francis calls upon all Catholics to "pray for abolition of the death penalty". Here it is now. Below that I will explain why I believe this is supremely wrong and spiritually poisonous.
So much error. So little time. But I'll do my level best to unpack this crap.
I've written much about Francis' dalliance with heresy in calling for the abolition of the death penalty. I need not rehash those writings in this post. If the reader would like to dismiss my writings as simply the opinion of some "rigid rad-trad", go right ahead. Will you say the same of previous popes, some of them canonized and beatified? How about two prominent Doctors of the Church: Augustine and Aquinas?
I believe this poop video schlock isn't just about the death penalty, per se. In fact, Francis' animus towards the death penalty is simply a trial balloon, to see how much he can get away with completely twisting Church teaching to be just the opposite of what it's always been. The death penalty is a relatively easy topic for him to use, since many Catholics are ambivalent towards capital punishment. Their own feelings towards the matter obscures their perception of the larger picture of the totality of Church teaching. If Francis can work his wiles with the death penalty, it would be so much easier to attack other areas of Church teaching.
And those attacks are starting. Last month the Pontifical Academy for Life, led by homophile Archbishop Paglia, released a document called "Theological Ethics of Life: Scripture, Tradition, and Practical Challenges". This tome calls into question the Church's teachings on contraception. The question is, what will Francis do with this? It appears that many of the PAL were not aware of this document. So only a few concocted this thing in a rather secretive manner.
So this poop video appears to be an attempt to condition Catholics to passively accept more attacks on Church teaching, but maybe it's worse than that.
Not only is Francis announcing his attempt to mutilate the Teachings of the Church regarding the death penalty, that is, to commit heresy, but he is trying to con Catholics into formal cooperation with his sinful intentions. For many Catholics who are ignorant of the tenets of their Faith, their personal culpability may be mitigated somewhat, but I doubt that it is fully erased for the heresy does exist and they would be giving their assent to it.
We now know there are proceedings underway to change the Church's teachings regarding the sinfulness of contraception. If Francis succeeds into duping Catholics to go along with disregard for Church teaching regarding the death penalty, it's all the more easier to convince these same Catholics that "Church teaching can change" regarding contraception. Of course we know from our 50+ years of history that the status of abortion will soon follow that of contraception. Recall that last week, Francis confirmed and renewed Father James Martin's appointment as advisor for Vatican communications. Recall also that after the Dobbs ruling, Martin released a tweet in which he said, "a one-minute-old zygote is not the same as a nine-month-old baby about to be born". Yes, he did have the nerve to say that. But maybe that's because he knows his higher-ups are of the same mind-set as he.
I certainly cannot join in prayer for that "intention". Truth be told, I stopped praying "for the pope's intentions during my morning offerings. Instead, I pray for his conversion to the One True Faith.
I just pray for the traditional intentions of the Holy Father which areReplyDelete
i. The progress of the Faith and triumph of the Church.
ii. Peace and union among Christian Rulers.
iii. The conversion of sinners.
iv. The uprooting of heresy