Friday, May 18, 2018

WITH SO MANY CORRECTIONS OF POPE FRANCIS BY CARDINALS AND BISHOPS WITH CARDINAL O'MALLEY'S CORRECTION THE ONLY ONE HEEDED BY POPE FRANCIS IS POPE FRANCIS GOING TO JOIN THE DISGRACED CHILEAN BISHOPS?

Said today:

His Holiness said the problem is not isolated, but everyone is responsible, “I being the first,” and that no one can be exempted by “moving the problem onto the backs of others.”

Damning timeline of Pope Francis' wrong headedness and embrace of Cardinal O'MALLEY'S correction:

Jan. 15-18
Pope Francis visits Chile on the first part of a foreign trip before heading on to Peru.
During the visit, demonstrators appear at several of the pope's events to protest his 2015 appointment of Bishop Juan Barros Madrid, who survivors say was present in the 1980s and 90s as a priest to witness some of the actions of notorious abuser Fr. Fernando Karadima.
In an exchange with a group of journalists before one event, Francis calls the charges against Barros "calumny.
Jan. 20
Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley, a member of the Council of Cardinals and the head of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, releases a statement acknowledging that Francis' defense of Barros was "a source of great pain" for abuse survivors.
The cardinal says expressions of doubt about survivors' testimony "abandon those who have suffered reprehensible criminal violations of their human dignity."
Jan. 22
In a press conference on the way home to Rome from Chile, the pope again calls the charges against Barros "calumny." He repeatedly insists there is no evidence tying Barros to Karadima, despite public testimony of at least three abuse survivors.

.- At the end of his morning homily Tuesday, Pope Francis asked Catholics to pray for priests, bishops, and the pope, who he said, must learn to leave their posts when it  becomes necessary.
Preaching May 15 at the Vatican’s Santa Marta Residence, the pope noted that St. Paul, who was “compelled by the Holy Spirit” to leave Ephesus and journey to Jerusalem, “shows us the pathway for every bishop when it’s time to take his leave and step down.”
“When I read this, I think about myself,” Pope Francis said, “because I am a bishop and I must take my leave and step down.”
“I am thinking of all bishops,” the pope continued. “May the Lord grant all of us the grace to be able to take our leave and step down in this way [like Paul], with that spirit, with that strength, with that love for Jesus Christ and this faith in the Holy Spirit.”  
“All pastors must take our leave. There comes a moment where the Lord tells us: go somewhere else, go there, go this way, come to me. And one of the steps a pastor must do is to prepare himself to take good leave, not to leave halfway," he added.
Pastors, he said, must learn to say goodbye, purifying their bonds with the Church “for the cross of Jesus.”
Pope Francis has previously hinted at the possibility that he might resign, saying in 2015 that the Catholic Church should not have “leaders for life,” and noting in 2014 that Pope Benedict XVI’s 2013 resignation “cleared a path” for future papal resignations.
During his homily, Francis also said that St. Paul was uncompromising in ministry, saying that service without compromise is essential for pastors wishing to find peace. He said that such uncompromising service is the result of humility, saying that pastors and bishops must remember that they are not “the center of history.”
The pope also praised St. Paul’s dependence on Divine Providence, which he said is “a witness, as well as an announcement and a challenge.”

13 comments:

ByzRC said...

If he feels this is an appropriate course for himself, I'm sure not many would object.

rcg said...

I object. If he believes himself incomeptent or unable to morally lead, then quitting is long over due. If, on the other hand, he is disheartened because he failed and is ashamed then he needs to get outside of himself and do something about the problem.

ByzRC said...

rcg -

While I don't disagree with you, if Francis hasn't fully embraced the Office, its obligations and provided clarity where needed and requested by now, I wouldn't expect much to change or, him to admit his failures followed by action plans for remediation.

Anonymous said...

Mark Thomas is probably in the ER after a stroke.

Dan said...

Mass resignations like this strike me more as a PROTEST against the "boss" rather than anything else.

rcg said...

ByzRC, unfortunately for Pope Francis the position is not a job as much as a duty. It appears that his weakness is chosing whom to trust to influence him. The good news is that he clearly wants as many factions under the banner of the Church as possible so he needs only to balance out his influences by turning up the influences of other bishops and listening to them.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Rag when I was in Rome two years ago on a sabbatical, some qualified theologians told me that Pope Francis inner circle of direct advisors are second rate and with their own corruptions and I fear this is so true. It is a sad time for the papacy.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Dang nab that auto correct! Not Rag, but RCG!

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

😊

TJM said...

Father McDonald, I think it is fair to say second raters pick second raters!

TJM said...

Aninymous, never fear, MT will emerge posting scads of utter nonsense in support of his golden calf

rcg said...

Don’t you hate it when that happens, Fr Alors Je Macadamia?

TJM said...

Another pro life move by President Trump (fake catholics posting here hardest hit)

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/pulling-the-subsidy-plug-on-planned-parenthood