Saturday, February 4, 2017
Pray for the Pope
St. John Paul II was a saint.
Pray for Pope Francis. It seems he is frequently putting people down in his sermons. Scolding clergy from the pulpit and preaching down to people as if they are unruly school kids.
Getting unnecessarily involved in politics and not infrequently bashing people over the head. Purging "conservatives" from the Roman Curia.
None of this has ever been germane of the mission of the papacy.
So much of this confusion and spiritual genocide is unnecessary.
He left a diocese in ruins in Buenos Aires.
Fra' Matthew was forced to resign under duress for following his noble conscience. People everywhere are remarking: "So much for the year of mercy?"
Especially harmful has been the continued purging of what I believe to have been the most stellar of new religious orders in Italy, the Franciscan Friars (and Sisters) of the Immaculate, shattered to pieces and left in a ruined state while the Legionaries of Christ (and every other order under the sun) has received a free pass.
Since when has the destruction and putting down of good Catholic things been in the purview of the papacy? This behavior has become a genuine concern for lay faithful.
Pray the next pope will be more prudent and more of a spiritual father, walking hand in hand with his sons. A servant of the people, in the spirit of St. John Paul the Great.
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