Monday, April 22, 2013
IS POPE FRANCIS A FUNDAMENTALIST? NO, HE IS A CATHOLIC! HE CONTINUES TO PUT ACADEMICS IN THEIR PROPER PLACE!
Or is the Pope a fundamentalist?
In today's homily (WHICH YOU CAN READ BY PRESSING HERE) at the chapel of his place of residence, the Motel 6 of the Vatican (thank God it isn't the motel 666! :)) the Pope exclaimed, "Some of you may say: '[Holy] Father, you're a fundamentalist!'." But he said no, he wasn't, but basically went on the explain the Gospel of the Mass for today. It was about taking the narrow path and the Gate to that path is Jesus Christ."
So the Holy Father went further: "No, simply put, this is what Jesus said : 'I am the gate', 'I am the path’ [He] gives life to us. Simple. It is a beautiful gate, a gate of love, it is a gate that does not deceive, it is not false. It always tells the truth. But with tenderness and love. However, we still have […] the source of original sin within us, is not it so? We still desire to possess the key to interpreting everything, the key and the power to find our own path, whatever it is, to find our own gate, whatever it is. "
What the Holy Father does so well, which academic theologians sometimes obfuscate is the simple message of the Gospel.
Compare what the simplicity of Pope Francis explanation of today's Gospel is with what he said last week at another Motel 6 Chapel homily about "intellectuals or academics" when he said the following:
And these, on the road of duty, load everything on the shoulders of the faithful. The ideologues falsify the gospel. Every ideological interpretation, wherever it comes from – from [whatever side] – is a falsification of the Gospel. And these ideologues – as we have seen in the history of the Church – end up being intellectuals without talent, ethicists without goodness – and let us not so much as mention beauty, of which they understand nothing.
And then understand Pope Francis from what he said to the academic Biblical theologians of the Biblical Pontifical Commission only two weeks ago:
It follows, therefore, that the exegete (Biblical theologian) must be careful to perceive the Word of God present in the biblical texts by placing them within the faith of the Church. The interpretation of the Holy Scriptures cannot be only an individual scientific effort, but must always confront itself with, be inserted within and authenticated by the living tradition of the Church. This norm is essential to specify the correct relationship between exegesis and the Magisterium of the Church. The texts inspired by God were entrusted to the Community of believers, the Church of Christ, to nourish the faith and guide the life of charity. Respect for this profound nature of Scripture conditions the very validity and effectiveness of biblical hermeneutics. This results in the insufficiency of any interpretation that is either subjective or simply limited to an analysis incapable of embracing the global meaning that has constituted the Tradition of the entire People of God over the centuries, which “in credendo falli nequit" [cannot be mistaken in belief – ed](Conc Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. VAT. II, Dogmatic Cost. Lumen Gentium, 12).
The Holy Father is correcting one of the three legs of the "stool" that is undermining the Magisterium of the Church and leading Catholics into perdition by opening a gate that is not Jesus and a path that does not lead to heaven, to the world of true "Godless" secularism. That leg is "academia" when they become "intellectuals without talent, ethicisits without goodness..."
The other two legs of Godless secularism are the media in its many secularist forms and government itself when opposed to true religion, when confrontational with the Church.
The three biggest problems for the Church today which strive to guide our people to a secular godless religion or no religion at all are "Academics, Media and Government."
The pope is starting the in-house purification with those who have undermined the true Faith for the past 50 years by a bogus interpretation of the Second Vatican Council that has led to a bogus interpretation of the Bible which then leads to a bogus interpretation of Tradition. God bless him. He is not a fundamentalist! He is a Catholic and Catholic to the core. Is the Pope Catholic? Yes, yes, yes! Alleluia!
WAIT UNTIL HE GETS TO THE LCWR AND OTHERS IN THE PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE WHO HAVE BASTARDIZED THE THREE VOWS THAT MOST MAKE OF "POVERTY, CHASTITY AND OBEDIENCE" REINTERPRETING THEM IN A WAY THAT THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL NEVER INTENDED. I CAN'T WAIT!
Those leading the institutional Church into Post Catholicism by re-imagining her through the deconstruction of the true faith, your days are numbered!