Sunday, April 10, 2016
A JESUITICAL STROKE OF GENIUS?
Under Popes John Paul II and Benedict, there appeared to be progress in restoring sanity and orthodoxy to the Church. But one method of trying to do this noble work of charity was the use of repressing discussion on the hot button issues of the Church as it concerns human sexuality and gender ideologies, not to mention same sex marriage and female priests (these later two are intimately linked to each other).
Thus, when Pope Francis allowed discussion on issues once thought closed to discussion during the past two synods on the family, everyone thought that this was the beginning of the end of the John Paul II and Benedict eras. And in a sense it was, as discussion was allowed rather than repressed.
However, the open discussion and the reactions these provoked in the hierarchy of the Church allowed all to have their say, meaning the most important players, those bishops in the synod (along with the lay voices that were invited to speak to the bishops). It brought out into the open the heterodoxy of bishops in Germany and other European countries where the Church is now on life-support because of the heterodoxy and genuflecting to secularism as they receive their bloated salaries from the state!
And now, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, after having heard the orthodox, the heterodox and everything in between has spoken (or written) in his final word on the subjects in the Apostolic Exhortation "The Joy of Love."
And after having read it, I must say that we are seeing a continuation of the Popes John Paul II and Benedict eras with a pastoral sensitivity that only a pope from the peripheries could bring, a pope who as a priest, bishop and cardinal worked as a pastor, not a university professor, in the trenches and on the periphery and knows the reality on the ground and not from an ivory tower or what others have told him about the peripheries or real life.
The new direction of Pope Francis is pastoral realism but he embraces every bit of the doctrines and dogmas of the Church that his heterodox bishops and cardinals do not. He has reiterated these.
And now that the heterodox have had their day and say in the sun of the Vatican and before the pope himself, they have be called to unity and oneness with the true Church and her Magisterium but more importantly to embrace completely the "Deposit of Faith!"
One has to understand that the term "Deposit of Faith" had fallen into disrepute with heterodox progressives as they viewed it as static and preventing them from desconstructing the Catholic Faith.
Pope Francis, time and time again, has referred to the "Deposit of Faith" and recovered the feminine nature of the Church, anathema to heterodox progressives because of its implications for preventing them from accomplishing their dastardly deeds of heterodoxy.
We have seen the writing on the wall and in the daily homilies that this pope, while down to earth and practical in his love for the sheep, was and is the Trojan Horse warrior against heterodox Catholicism and in a stroke of Jesuitical Genius has conquered them in a brilliant way!