Thursday, February 15, 2018
ALL PAPACIES AS WITH ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE A MIX OF THE GOOD, BAD AND THE UGLY. THE LAST THREE PAPACIES TO INCLUDE THE CURRENT ONE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS
We have new insights from Pope Francis in this morning's Crux article. These revelations are very clearly an attempt at damage control concerning the worst scandal in Catholic history which Pope Francis' recent pilgrimage to CHILE exacerbated.
My own evaluation of Pope Francis is that His Holiness is a caricature of the very things His Holiness condemns over and over again, talks too much, isn't really humble but arrogant, is too judgmental, shuts down dialogue with those who have legitimate concerns about Amoris Laetitia and some aspects of the very poor and chaotic implementation of Vatican II in a hermeneutic of rupture destructive of the Faith.
In terms of being judgemental, it seems His Holiness has castigated and thrown under the bus the four Cardinals, two now dead, who served the Church in exemplary ways. In terms of some questionable aspects of the implementation of Vatican II, His Holiness seems to imply that even Pope Benedict XVI was a part of the resistance to Vatican II and thus he is not to be trusted. Pope Francis' words seem to dig a deeper hole each time His Holiness speaks off the cuff. Traditionalists should be heard and allowed to speak unless they themselves are seeking schism or are heretical.
Here is a sound bite from the Crux article: