Saturday, April 16, 2016

Skojec: Pope's projected persona doesn't reflect his autocratic style of governance

[Advisory: Rules 7-9]

Steve Skojec, "The Dictator of the Vatican" (FP, April 8, 2016):
There is hardly anyone in the world by now who is unfamiliar with the affable, down-to-earth, conspicuously humble persona projected by Pope Francis. His style of governance, however, is a far cry from this carefully cultivated public image. Influenced by the Peronist ideology of his native Argentina, he rules the Roman Catholic Church with the idiosyncratic passions, and disciplined commitment to an agenda, of a true ideologue. And Amoris Laetitia, Francis’s 260-page, nearly 60,000-word, post-synodal apostolic exhortation on marriage and family, which was at long last released on Friday, is the clearest example yet.

[Hat tip to Greg Beckwith]


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It is a sad reality that FP can only think in political categories, thus, the headline (which Mr. Skojec would not have chosen)

Our Pope and Our Cross is destroying the Church according to the understanding of the world but every single heterodox and heretical piece of his perverse semiotics is rendered nugatory by Tradition.

Were the President of MIT to announce that 2 + 2 now equals 5 and that all students would be marked accordingly, the world would think he was insane and laugh at him and demand he be fired.

Similarly, Our Pope and Our Cross is insane (see, that is a kindness, for if he is insane, his culpability is reduced) and an AntiChrist and a heretic and a willful man who is a clear and present danger to the One True Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church and whose proclamations are not teachings at all.

Aquinas teaches that an Unjust Law is no law, similarly heretical teaching by a Poe is no teaching at all.

Of curse we lambs know that the Cardinals will not move against him and seek to depose him as a heretic for he would excommunicate each one on the spot.

He is not afraid of a battle, they are. The Cardinals fear Franciscus far more then they fear Christ and the sad thing is that prolly a majority of them agree with him for they elected him after all.