Pope Francis continues his Crusade against those who seek to uphold traditional Catholic teaching:
Be careful around those who are rigid. Be careful around Christians – be they laity, priests, bishops – who present themselves as so “perfect,” rigid. Be careful. There’s no Spirit of God there. They lack the spirit of liberty. And let us be careful with ourselves, because this should lead us to consider our own life. Do I seek to look only at appearance, and not change my heart? Do I not open my heart to prayer, to the liberty of prayer, the liberty of almsgiving, the liberty of works of mercy?
Go here to read the rest. The Pope’s condemnation of “rigidity” is of course selective. The Pope is himself quite rigid in regard to his support for mass Islamic immigration to Europe, his advocacy of draconian measures to combat “climate change”, his suspicion of free markets, his idea that condemning “merchants of death” is the path to world peace, his condemnation of the death penalty and any of the other myriad political causes of his in which he has enlisted, or prostituted, the prestige of the Church, and which have bupkis to do with Catholicism. One of the more distressing aspects of this pontificate is that Pope Francis has no insight in that what he condemns in others he usually practices himself. The distinction between the Pope and those he continually chastises is that they seek to guard the traditional teachings of the Church, the very epitome of the job of a Pope, while the Pope acts like a left wing politician who will brook no opposition to his agenda. How many disasters throughout Church history have been caused when popes subordinate their primary task of protecting Church dogma to the ephemeral concerns of their times? In Pope Francis we have a Pope who wishes to chain the Church to his political positions, and if that requires doing a 180 on traditional Catholic doctrine, so be it.