Saturday, March 4, 2017

THE PAPACY AND THE PRESIDENCY IN CRISIS: TWO COMMON THREADS, POPULISM AND SELF INFLICTED WOUNDS

If Pope Francis had worn the Mozzetta, lived in the papal palace, been more complimentary of tradition/Tradition, not been insulting of others, continued in continuity with Benedict, in other words if Pope Francis actually exhibited humility, the papacy would not be in crisis!

It is His Holiness own making, built on pride, arrogance and an unwillingness to win over His Holiness detractors with honey rather than vinegar .

In many ways Trump and Bergolio are twins, one secular, one religious with opposite ideologies!

This is Sunday's article from the UK's Guardian:

Press the title for the article.




As the pope leaves Rome for a retreat to mark Lent, rebellion and turmoil are in the air




Pope Francis
 Pope Francis conducting his general weekly audience on Ash Wednesday in Rome. Photograph: Alessandra Benedetti/Getty Images

3 comments:

TJM said...

President Trump is not a left-wing loon or a radical He is trying to restore American greatness by returning to the rule of law and walking away from perversions like transgender bathrooms. Obama was a left-wing loon who attempted to shred American values and law. Obama and Pope Francis are soul mates, they attack the law abiding and faithful and support the loons and evil ones.

John Nolan said...

Don't trust the Guardian. It is the voice of the intellectual far left, is deeply inimical to the Catholic Church (not that it comes near to understanding it) and the article (which it seems appeared in the Observer, another leftist rag) is ludicrous in its simplistic assumptions. Not just superficial journalism, but bad journalism, and sadly par for the course.

Despite the Guardian's low circulation, public sector job vacancies (including the BBC) are exclusively advertised in its classified pages, thus ensuring that only suitably left-wing people apply for them.

I don't think there is an equivalent publication in the US.

TJM said...

John Nolan,

The New York Times would be on par with the Guardian. Father Z refers to the Times as "Hell's Bible" and he is spot on. Although the writing is better than most, the worldview is decidedly left-wing. Although the politburo that runs the Time is Jewish, they would jump in the ovens if Obama commanded them to do so. They are going out of business, they just don't know it yet!