It is truly nauseating how many of the acolytes of Pope Francis seem to wish to elevate him to more than the Vicar of Christ. Of course it is not only his acolytes who do this. In order to help justify his refusal to answer the Vigano allegations, the Pope has often attempted to use Christ as a divine shield. He said this on Palm Sunday this year:
“The silence of Jesus throughout his passion is profoundly impressive,” Francis said. “He also overcomes the temptation to answer back, to act like a ‘superstar’. In moments of darkness and great tribulation, we need to keep silent, to find the courage not to speak, as long as our silence is meek and not full of anger.”
“The meekness of silence will make us appear even weaker, humbler,” the pope said. “Then the devil will take courage and come out into the open. We need to resist him in silence, ‘holding our position,’ but with the same attitude as Jesus.”
“As we wait for the Lord to come and calm the storm,” he said, “by our silent witness in prayer we give ourselves and others ‘an accounting for the hope that is within [us]’.”
Go here to read the rest. Pio Nono began the process of forming an alliance between ordinary Catholics and the Pope. Pope Francis is doing his worst to destroy that alliance.