Boston Catholic Journal
 

“Salus animarum supemus lex esto” — the salvation of souls … must be the supreme law in the Church.” Canon Law (1752)
 

Suggested Reading:


The Problem
of Evil

The Problem of Evil: Exonerating God

Exonerating God


CCD

CCD: Crisis in Catholic Doctrine

Crisis in
Catholic Doctrine:

the Grave State of Religious Education in America



Boston Catholic Journal

Write us:

editor@boston-catholic-journal.com Boston Catholic Journal
 


 

 

A TALE OF TWO POPES
 

A Tale of Two Popes

 

“The Newest Paradigm”
 

The Emeriti, Resignation and Dissolution

 

It is reported that “Pope Francis says he hopes for the grace to know when to quit.”

Given the scandalous and illicit machinations of more than a handful of cardinals that resulted in what can only frankly be described as a papal coup resulting in Francis’s usurping the Seat of Peter — may we suggest that he reflect upon the fact that he relinquished that grace the moment he accepted— in full complicity — his “nomination” — given all the corrupt antecedents to which he willingly and wittingly assented.

That moment — which will likely be more a moment of calculated opportunity than “grace” — is, may we suggest:
 

NOW!
 

The man of “grandiose public humility” and “intolerable private arrogance” still hopes, it would appear, to retain that public image by doing — of course — a publicly celebrated act-of-all-acts-of-humility: relinquishing the power he lusted for. Having accomplished the de facto ruin of the Church, he, too, can resign … just as Benedict did. His infamous motto, “Make a mess!” having been effected, he can now leave the mess to others: a deeply broken and divided Church that has lost virtually all continuity with its 2000 year old identity preceding 1963 and the notorious Second Vatican Council. The mirror into which she long looked that was resplendent with the Glory of God and which indefeasibly understood itself in terms of the Salvation of Souls (Salus animarum) was defaced by the thoroughly Modernist “Council Fathers”, and the reflection became at first indistinct, then gradually nebulous, distorted, refracted, and finally opaque. Francis merely took a hammer to it and shattered it as something worthless — not because it was now unrecognizable, but because it was redundant: a mere reflection of “the world” — that obscured the face of God.

It is not that Francis likely ever sought the latter and only destroyed it when he found that it was not made in his image after all, but that there was no image — only an empty frame though which the world peered.

 

The latest “New Paradigm” — EMERITI?

A duplex can be made of the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo and the now “Emeriti Benedict and Francis” can both retire to pursue matters more to their liking while another Emeritus-in-waiting resumes the deconstruction of the Catholic Church as the rank effluence of the Rhine continues to flow into the Tiber. Eventually a theological flood will obliterate all distinctions: Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli will be rehabilitated and monumentalized (a statue of Luther already occupies a place of reverence in the Hall of Pope Paul I at the Vatican) as precursors to “The New Paradigm” that must, of ecumenical necessity, embrace Allah, Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma, Buddha, together with Neo-Paganism and Spiritism (to mention a few) in a Pantheon that sublates and reconciles all competing gods — regardless of their own abhorrence of ecumenism as the illogical nonsense that it is. The atheist Lenin had once entertained the notion of “The Withering Away of the State” into a Proletarian Paradise. The “Conciliar” and “Post-Conciliar” Fathers will have “The Withering Away of Catholicism” — and every vestige of Christianity into a Pantheistic Paradise. If atheism and Catholicism equally abolish Jesus Christ as an impediment to Pantheistic Ecumenism — what is the difference?
 

Self-Loathing

The most pressing question appears to be this: whence this self-loathing — this distancing of Catholicism to the point of vanishing? Who can possibly be agitating for so wicked an enterprise? Let us take another tack: Cui bono? Who benefits from this “deconstruction” to the point of annihilation? It is … Devilishly clever … no? Who has ever propagated lies from the very beginning?

And now we are confronted with yet another “new paradigm”: the resignation of the papacy as de rigueur. 2000 years of popes (save one) stayed until death (or murder) — but Benedict, still a pope, with the suffix “emeritus” as though a retired professor of philosophy (PS: There has never been a “Pope Emeritus” until Benedict fled.) It is a fabricated “title” necessary to the amicable co-existence of two popes. We are, for all purposes, back to Avignon except that one hand is now washing the other, and there is no vying for primacy. Why would contention exist? The two are really one. That fleeting hope for a return to authenticity under the papacy of Benedict briefly quelled voices despairing of the increasingly liberal state of the Church — just long enough, perhaps, to engineer the juggernaut of brooding Modernism that would tear down the walls of the Church … from within — and after Francis tosses the last brick over his shoulder he will “retire” with much satisfaction and to great acclaim, having succeeded in reframing the Chair of Saint Peter to accommodate the recreant “reformer” Luther he so admired  … and emulated.

Holy Mother Church has consistently survived Her persecutors. Francis, Kasper, Marx, Danneels, and many, many others will pass. She will remain … as Christ promised — even if only “two or more are gathered in His Name” (Saint Matthew 18.20).  Little wonder, then, that Christ asked, “When the Son of Man comes will He find faith on earth?” (Saint Luke 18.8)

The question is no longer rhetorical.

 

Editor
Boston Catholic Journal
editor@boston-catholic-journal.com
May 18, 2018

   Printable PDF Version

Comments? Write us:  editor@boston-catholic-journal.com

 

Further Reading on the Papacy of Francis:

 

 


 

 


 


Search the Boston Catholic Journal


FREE CATHOLIC
AUDIO
LIBRARY


Free Catholic Audio Library
Download Catholic Prayers
and more


The Metaphysics of
Christian Mysticism

The Metaphysics of Mysticism — St. John of the Cross: Reason, Revelation, and the inexorable Logic of the Ascent of the Soul to God by Geoffrey K. Mondello

St. John of the Cross:
Reason, Revelation, and the inexorable Logic of the Ascent of the Soul to God


by:
Geoffrey K. Mondello

available at Amazon


The End

Archbishop Fulton Sheen - The Fourth Great Crisis in the Church - The End of Christendom

of Christendom

“The Fourth Great Crisis
of the Church”

 Why the  Church
— and the West
are withering

An audio presentation


The Little Office

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

of the
Blessed Virgin Mary


Saint Michael the Archangel

Prayer to Saint Michael against satan


Novena to St Jude

 Novena to St Jude Printable 4-fold with one piece of paper
Printable Booklet
on 1 sheet
of paper, 4-fold, free


With Mary in the Rose Garden
Mary Immaculate, Mother of God
Reflections on the Rosary
with a Poor Clare Nun and Padre Pio


The Baltimore Catechism

Discover what the Church really teaches
Download the PDF

Thoughts in Passing about our Holy Catholic Faith

Thoughts in Passing
on our Life in Faith


The Practice of the Presence of God
by
 Brother Lawrence

Complete Audio Files


Father Michael Schmitz

Father Mike Schmitz — Homilies

A Passion for Preaching


Pope Saint Pius X
Pray for us

Pope St. Pius X Pray for us

“I shall spare myself neither care nor labor nor vigils for the salvation of souls”

 

  

Boston Catholic Journal
 

Totally Faithful to the Sacred Deposit of Faith entrusted to the Holy See in Rome

 Scio opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et servasti verbum Meum, nec non negasti Nomen Meum 
I know your works ... that you have but little power, and yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My Name. (Apocalypse 3.8)


 

Copyright © 2004 - 2018 Boston Catholic Journal. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise stated, permission is granted by the Boston Catholic Journal for the copying and distribution of the articles and audio files under the following conditions:
No additions, deletions, or changes are to be made to the text or audio files in any way, and the copies may not be sold for a profit. In the reproduction, in any format of any image, graphic, text, or audio file, attribution must be given to the Boston Catholic Journal.