Monday, December 12, 2016

ANOTHER INTERVIEW, MORE CONTROVERSY AND POLARIZATION?

GERMAN DOCUMENTARY ON POPE FRANCIS TO BE AIRED TODAY: POPE FRANCIS USES A 1970'S LITURGIST AS TERRORIST JOKE, AN IN HOUSE NEGATIVE, JUDGMENTAL ATTEMPT AT HUMOR AND STEREOTYPE, WHICH ALWAYS HAS AN ELEMENT OF TRUTH, AND USE TO BE FUNNY IN CERTAIN CHURCHY CIRCLES, BUT A BIT UNBECOMING COMING FROM A POPE, ALBEIT A POPULIST POPE. THIS JOKE WAS ALWAYS DIRECTED AT LIBERAL/PROGRESSIVE/ICONOCLASTIC LITURGISTS, BUT IN THIS CONTEXT IT IS AIMED AT TRADITIONAL VATICAN PROTOCOL.

BUT THIS POPE HAS USED UNBECOMING RABBIT AND EXCREMENT ANALOGIES THAT SHOCKED THE MORE SOPHISTICATED IN THE CHURCH. ARE POPE FRANCIS AND PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP BROTHERS IN ARMS AS IT CONCERNS USING POPULIST LANGUAGE, CRASS AND OF THE STREET?
Papst Franziskus feiert Gottesdienst mit Gefangenen
APA/AFP/Vincenzo Pinto

Praytell is reporting the following:

The pope is of the viewpoint that the curia is in need of reform. It is tied to old traditions that are long since obsolete. The pope says this in the documentary film “Papst Franziskus: ‘Wie Gott will'”[“Pope Francis: ‘As God Wills’”], which the TV platform Sky Atlantic broadcasts on Monday.
“I do not say this in the negative sense, but it has to change,” said the pope. In the documentary film, from which a few excerpts were made public, the pope reported, among other things, on his problems with Vatican protocol.
“I have a thousand problems with ceremonial protocol but I must respect it. Do you know the difference between terrorism and ceremonial protocol? You can negotiate with terrorism,” said the pope in the film, which came about in collaboration with the Jesuit priest Antonio Spadaro, chief editor of the Jesuit newspaper “Civilta Cattolica.”

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rituals communicate principles, truths; in case of religion dogmas. Hence the necessity to discredit the TLM, and replace it with a ritual that helps to institute the new regime. The problem for the Church is that the new regime stands for a different truth than the old regime. In our case, the new regime puts a distance between us and the founder, Jesus Christ.

Anon-1

Dialogue said...

Well, nobody thought he was fond of protocol. Vatican protocol probably is in need of some reform. But he does need to follow some sort of protocol.

Gene said...

Francis is full of that substance he was so rudely discussing the other day. That is just about as plain as I can make it.

TJM said...

The Pope's sense of comedic timing is off given the bombing of the Coptic Cathedral in Egypt.

TJM said...

Mark Thomas,

Please explain how the Pope is standing up for his Eqyptian flock? I know "global warming" is vital, but considering his flock is being murdered, surely Santita has something to say in their support!