PopeWatch: Father George Rutler

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It is easy for a layman like PopeWatch to criticize the Pope, much harder for a member of the clergy to do so:

 

Debate has always been an invigorating and constructive way of defining and refining views, assuming that the debaters have minds of probity and reason. This is increasingly absent in our culture, where subjectivism rules, and where there is only one debater, and his opponent is a straw man of his own construction.

Yet when one reads the “spontaneous remarks” of Pope Francis on various subjects of the day, the quality of reasoning and information of facts is so fugitive, that frustration yields to sheer embarrassment. There is, for example, the Holy Father’s remarks to youth in Turin on a hot June day in 2015: even a Reuters press release said that his smorgasbord of concerns, from bankers to the weapons industry to Nazi concentration camps, was “rambling.” While constrained by respect for the Petrine office, and aware of the strains that imposes, it is distressing to look for a train of thought and find only a train wreck.

Go here to read the rest.  All honor to the priests, casting aside all professional ambitions, who have bravely spoken out in this dire time for Holy Mother Church.

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14 Comments

  1. Fr. Rutler says: “In short, the Vatican has become a theological Chernobyl. We are in dangerous territory.”

    Bravo Fr. Rutler, our new Thomas More. Let us hope Cardinal Dolan stands up for him when the devils in the Vatican come seeking his scalp. Our dictator Pope–Henry VIII doppelganger–wants only adulation from his clergy.

  2. Over twenty years ago, in Fr. Gobbi’s Marian Movement of Priest, Our Lady allegedly spoke this guideline in order to combat the destroyers of Holy Church;

    “…live the consecration to my Immaculate Heart with the simplicity of children, in a spirit of humility, of poverty, of trust and of filial abandonment.”

    The spirit of cleverness, pride, attachment to the world. Attachment to honor.

    If we keep at our invisible weapons (Rosary, Fasting, Sobriety, Alms giving, constantly praying.) in this fight and remember the patience of Job.

    Remember that God is at work here. Behind the scenes, yes, but He is at work;

    Job 5:9…He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. Amen

    As we near the crib in a few days let our hearts be happy and joyful that God has it under control.
    Approach the crib with a child’s heart. JOY shall be your gift.
    May He fill you as He looks into your soul from His poverty, His simplicity, His humility.
    Jesus we, your children, Trust in You. You have already defeated the enemies that want to destroy you, so may your Peace reign in us. We are nearing Bethlehem and we see your stable. So close. So very close.

  3. The spirit of cleverness, pride, attachment to the world. Attachment to honor……

    (These are the enemies tools.)

    That sentence was accidentally deleted.

  4. “Yet when one reads the “spontaneous remarks” of Pope Francis on various subjects of the day, the quality of reasoning and information of facts is so fugitive, that frustration yields to sheer embarrassment. “

    Gee, ya think?

  5. God is the infinite act of being. Man is the finite act of created, immortal being.
    The Catholic Church is the Church of God, the infinite act of being and of man, the finite act of created and immortal being; Jesus Christ and the saints in heaven, the just on earth and the suffering souls in purgatory.
    When Pope Francis abandons the laity, the saints in heaven and the souls in purgatory, Francis speaks for himself…alone. Francis can rewrite the Catechism in his own image, but Francis cannot change “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God (Declaration)
    Obama abandoned his constituency and their Congress, when Obama went to Paris with his phone and his pen on Climate Change. Obama went as one man with one vote. Obama spoke for himself. And so it ends.
    Pope and priests do not execute the death penalty. The murderer in stealth of homicide in the first degree, premeditated murder brings himself to Justice as a citizen of the state through his own power of attorney. The murderer in stealth of homicide in the first degree, premeditated murder brings himself to Justice in vindication of the victim who did not deserve the death penalty, in retribution and in Justice, the condemned murderer’s own Justice.

  6. In November 2016, Trump and 63 million woke (Awakened to the facts that the rulers view them as serfs and do not work for them, but against their interests), normal Americans began the Reconquista of the Republic (from the deep state/oligarchy). The struggle is heating up.

    With God’s assistance and grace the Church may be saved from the administrative/deep Vatican. It will not be a cake walk.

  7. Deterrence for all innocent people, the laity in double jeopardy of life is Justice. God’s Justice is perfect. God’s mercy is perfect. How would Pope Francis change perfection?

  8. Yet in the comments at CWR Robert Fastiggi, who teaches at Sacred Heart Seminary, says Fr. Rutler is being severe. Why are these people so obtuse?

  9. For myself, I rather like “inadmissable.” As in, “the death penalty is entirely consonant with Scripture and Tradition (but we can’t admit it).” It’s exactly the kind of thing you would expect from a Jesuit Pope.

  10. ” It’s exactly the kind of thing you would expect from a Jesuit Pope.”
    Father Mitch Pacwa of EWTN is a Jesuit and a good man who speaks many languages and has corrected some bible passages. For instance, Father Pacwa translated the Fifth Commandment to say: “Thou shalt not kill in stealth” premeditated murder, homicide in the first degree. Get his Bible: The Ignatius Press New Revised Version Second Edition.

  11. If, in a fictional universe where a Papal Conclave would elect a simple layman from the plains of middle America to succeed Peter, the first thing I would do would be to call the head of the Society of Jesus into the office and tell him to pray for the health of Fathers Pacwa, Schall and Spitzer unceasingly. And when he asks me why, I’ll tell him that I intend to suppress the Society of Jesus the very minute the last one of the three passes on to his eternal reward. And on his way out the door, I’d tell him to shut up Fr. Martin before I do it for him.

    Shoot, a fella can dream, can’t he?

  12. When confronted by those who recall the Catholic’s duty to treat with submission of mind and will the teaching of a Pope, the only rational response, as Father Rutler intimates, appears to be a frank admission that it is LITERALLY impossible to know WHAT this Pope is “teaching” or if he even knows himself.

    One gets the impression that he would desperately like to change much Catholic doctrine, but foiled by Catholic doctrine itself, he is left with spewing gobblygook in the hope that folks will just take the hint and dismiss whatever in the Church’s doctrines they find personally unacceptable.

  13. One gets the impression that he would desperately like to change much Catholic doctrine, but foiled by Catholic doctrine itself, he is left with spewing gobblygook in the hope that folks will just take the hint and dismiss whatever in the Church’s doctrines they find personally unacceptable.

    BINGO! Give that man a cigar!

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