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Sometimes PopeWatch suspects that the Pope is trolling us:

Pope Francis insisted we go further: “We need a true ‘cultural revolution’”, he said, “a transformation of our collective gaze, our attitudes, our ways of seeing ourselves”. We need to undertake “the slow work of changing structures, through participation in public dialogue, where decisions are made that affect the lives of the most vulnerable”.

The Pope urged those present to continue their “creative commitment” in the service of the poorest and refugees, defending human rights and providing social services in many fields. He encouraged them to “collaborate in a network among yourselves and with other ecclesial and civil organizations”, said Pope Francis, in order to ensure “the defense of the most underprivileged in this increasingly globalized world”.

Go here to read the rest.  The Cultural Revolution under Mao claimed a body count in the millions.  It is just as well that the Pope only exercises secular authority in a postage stamp principality so that we do not have to see what a Francis Cultural Revolution would do if backed up by government power.  The fact that he seems oblivious to what the current Chinese government is doing to Christians, Moslems and plain old dissidents, and that some of his henchmen have been rah, rah for the Chinese government, would indicate that opponents of his Cultural Revolution would not be dealt with either charitably or with mercy.

 

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5 Comments

  1. “We need a true ‘cultural revolution” / “a transformation of our collective gaze, our attitudes, our ways of seeing ourselves”. We need to undertake “the slow work of changing structures, through participation in public dialogue, where decisions are made that affect the lives of the most vulnerable”.

    This sounds like something one would hear in the back seat with Cheek & Chong in the front babbling on and on.

  2. I don’t know. The most counter-cultural people I’m aware of are traditionalist, latin-Mass (i.e. EF) attending Catholics. The most counter-cultural ones I know are orthodox OF Catholics.

    Maybe we ought to embrace the label and make a mess.

  3. Our Church is suffering as it always has because it IS counter-cultural. If our Church wasn’t persecuted then that means we are in bed with the world and they have no reason to hate us. As long as Satan creates scandal in our Church, sets the world against us then I know the Catholic Church is the one true Church otherwise why else try to destroy us? Christ, the head suffered death. Do we think the members of His body who are faithful will not suffer also? We have a long march ahead of us.

  4. Great article at https://www.thecatholicthing.org/ today. By David Warren
    ““Synodality” has become “a thing,” in our day. The word is used in a vague way, based on a pop etymology, to mean “a walking together.” (Syn– is a prefix for “together,” hodos is Greek for “road.”) A moment’s thought will reveal that this is promotional hype, not a serious idea…”

    “A thing,.. a pop etymology…, a promotional hype,,”,,
    In other words a Troll.. and a deceptive one at that.

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