Francis vs. Jesus Christ
A Very Serious
is the Servant
greater than his Master?
wish to invoke several absolutely vital, indeed, indispensable,
passages from Holy Scripture
— words of Our Blessed Lord Himself,
and of His Apostles.
wish to present the words of
Sacred Scripture is clear
about the matter at hand, and
Francis’s words are
equally clear and unambiguous.
However, a reading
of the two, both in conjunction
and contraposition — apart from the profoundly questionable theological
the German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s
“hermeneutics” and the German “Emeritus” Benedict’s adjunct “of continuity”
— reveals not simply a disjunction (semiotic or otherwise) but much
more importantly a contradiction.
We are well aware of the Scriptural
references adduced, but perhaps less aware of Francis’s
repudiation of them.
I think it important to make them clear,
and to allow the Catholic reader to make the necessary inferences —
even deductions — entailed, completely explicit — to such a point that
even the most disinterested reader will arrive at an ineluctable conclusion
at which he will recognize either correspondence
The conclusion is of the utmost importance, involving as it does, the
raison d'etre and concomitantly
the primary mission of the Catholic Church: Salus
Animarum, or the Salvation
“Peter and John replied: Do you think that God wants us to
obey You — or Him?”
(Acts of the Apostles 4.19)
Christ uttered the following:
and teach all nations; baptizing them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teach them to
observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
(Saint Matthew 28.19-20)
“Go into the whole world, and preach the
Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized,
shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned.”
(Saint Mark 16.15-16)
contradicting Christ, uttered the following:
“Do you need to convince the other
to become Catholic? No!
out and meet him. He is your brother. This is enough.”
is solemn nonsense.
It makes no sense!”
[just] need to get to know each other.”
Apostle Saint Paul argued the following:
then shall they call on Him, in whom they have not believed? Or
how shall they believe him, of whom they have not heard? And
how shall they hear, without a preacher? And how shall they preach
unless they be sent ...?
is unto me if I preach not the Gospel.”
(I Corinthians 9.16)
Francis: but not Both
The obvious question
is “How do we reconcile these quite disparate and apparently
The answer is equally
clear: we cannot. They are contradictory. What Christ, Saint
John, and Saint Paul teach is not simply incompatible
with what Francis teaches — but, much more seriously — irreconcilable.
Three are wrong, or
one is wrong.
Not all can be wrong,
but not all can be right.
It is a matter of Freshman Logic 101: The Principle of Non-Contradiction
which holds that “contradictory propositions cannot both be true,
e. g. the two propositions “A is B” and “A is not B” are mutually
exclusive. Formally, this is expressed as the tautology ~(p & ~p)” and
The Law of the Excluded Middle which “states that for
any proposition, either that proposition is true, or its negation is.”
Conclusion? Francis is either a heretic — or non compos
mentis (not of a sound mind).
He can be both.
But he cannot be neither.
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal
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