We can in a sense be grateful to the Superior General of the Society of Jesus for bringing our attention to the true source and origin of the current crisis in the Church. The crisis concerns, of course, the Person of Jesus Christ and how He is thus viewed or 'interpreted', what Faith in Him means, or whether it really means anything at all.
Naturally, the only disagreement I would have with the Superior General would be that I would call this desire to 're-interpret Jesus' an expression of this crisis, where he would see no crisis, but only 'renewal'.
Making our image of Christ depend entirely on the whim of whoever is sitting on the Chair of Peter, or those who surround the Chair, or simply an image from our own imagination, or of those who have the Pope's ear is, in my opinion, completely unnecessary and utterly mad. One need not exercise one's grey matter too much to 'discern' that when a Jesuit says it is time to 're-interpret' Jes…
A couple of friends have told me they're having trouble watching this song, so I've put it here as another way of viewing it.
Looks like a tremendous crowd turned out for Our Lady of Fatima today, where His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols consecrated our nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
May God bless His Eminence for doing so. What a wonderful thing to do!
May Our Lady have England once more as her dowry and intercede for us that God may bless and heal our nation and convert it to the One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith. Viva Cristo Rey!
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Songs are not everybody's cup of tea and I know there is a danger of overkill ("oh no, not another one!") with what is starting to look like a collection of satirical protest songs, as we pray and work for the liberation and exaltation of our Holy Mother the Church and the salvation of souls. By subscribing to my channel you can be informed of new releases at your leisure.
During Lent (which is fast approaching) I'll decrease blogging output considerably (at least, that's the resolution, though who knows what His Holiness might 'make me do'). But I will, God willing, dedicate some serious time to updating the Pope Francis Little Book of Insults, an archiving work of considerable historical value for the Church. His Holiness has, quite …
'Conservatives and traditionalists in the Vatican secretly pass around phony mock-ups of the Vatican’s official paper, L’Osservatore Romano, making fun of the pope. Or they spread a YouTube video critiquing the pope and his exhortation on love in the family, “Amoris Laetitia,” which many traditionalists consider Francis’ opening salvo against the doctrine of the church. Set to the music of “That’s Amore,” an aggrieved crooner sings, “When will we all be freed from this cruel tyranny, that’s Amoris” and “It’s the climate of fear engineered for four years, that’s Amoris.”' ~ New York Times, February 7th 2017
The YouTube video is not linked to by the NYT.
This is a mercy, since there may be copyright issues with Andre Gieu and his orchestra.
Thankfully, anyway, I may have escaped the 'little list', since His Holiness only reads La Repubblica.
I would have more sympathy with Cardinal Oullet's view if formal channels such as letters, petitions and even Cardinals' dubia were responded to in a friendly manner, or even responded to at all. Whatever His Eminence thinks of the posters, there are some pertinent facts that should at the highest level of the Vatican be appreciated.
These are, namely that...
Pope Francis has emasculated Congregations.Pope Francis has decapitated the Order of Malta.Pope Francis has decapitated the Franciscans of the Immaculate.Pope Francis has not, as far as I know, personally suspended priests, but one could argue that the attack on the FFI was so catastrophic that priests may just as well have been 'suspended'. Pope Francis has ignored Cardinals questions.Pope Francis has done these things which lead people to question where is the mercy of which he speaks.
What the posters did not say, but could have said, was that Pope Francis was sowing 'division' and 'confusion' …