Pope Francis & ‘Rebel’ Christians…

Pope Francis & ‘Rebel’ Christians…

(Vatican Radio) Christians who say “it’s always been done that way,” and stop there have hearts closed to the surprises of the Holy Spirit. They are idolaters and rebels will never arrive at the fullness of the truth. That was the message of Pope Francis at Mass on Monday morning at the chapel in the Casa Santa Marta. Click here to read more  


Don't worry, Lord, I'm working on those new wineskins! I think the faithful are getting the message!
Don’t worry, Lord, I’m working on those new wineskins! I think the diehards are getting the message!


So, Catholics who choose to stick to Catholic Tradition, and refuse to follow Pope Francis’ conveniently liberal “God/Holy Spirit of Surprises”, continue to be attacked mercilessly (note) and are now  even to be labelled   “idolaters and rebels” who will “never arrive at the fullness of the truth” – unlike every atheist, agnostic and peddler of false beliefs who have received the pontiff’s blessing and assurance of salvation no matter what they think, say or do in matters of theology and morality.  He must have been absent the day they taught the Thinking Skills class.  I mean, he didn’t so much as whisper a protest during the same-sex “marriage” referendum in once-Catholic Ireland, to cite but one major example of his dereliction of papal duty,  while he waxes lyrical at every opportunity about those of us guilty of nothing more than adhering to the Faith of our Fathers. Laugh? I thought I’d never start.

Pray for Pope Francis, of course, but make no mistake about it. He’s no Pius X, and yes, I managed to keep a straight face when typing that, even if I did think “as if…” 

Here’s something to discuss, however, lest we are tempted to spend the thread simply repeating the obvious;  is it true, in your experience, that more and more Catholics in the diocesan parishes (you know, within the “mainstream” Church structures) are becoming concerned at the utterances and behaviour of this Pope?  I’m hearing this quite a bit from Catholics who are still within the “mainstream” structures. What about you?  Are your friends and relatives becoming concerned?  And if you are an occasional blogger here or a lurker who falls into the category of  “mainstream”, tell us your thoughts.  Soon! 

Comments (101)

  • Michelangelo

    I’d say that most ‘mainstream’ Catholics tend to go to mass and read the Catholic papers without really developing their faith. They seem enthralled by this pope, and won’t change unless they encounter a deepening of the faith. It’s simply that their faith is lukewarm and needs to be ignited. Pope Francis’ modern traits seem inspiring to them…

    January 26, 2016 at 8:45 am
  • crofterlady


    Please Miss, did I get it right this time?

    January 28, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    • editor

      Yes, top marks, Crofterlady! Ten out of ten!

      I saw that yesterday and thought seriously about using it as a thread here, but didn’t – just as well because guess who would have gone off and posted the link on the GD thread? Yip. top marks for getting it right again – oor Crofterlady! 😀

      January 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm

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