There is something that must be said of the imprudence of the Vicar of Christ willingly submitting himself to secular media opinion makers and journalists. It should simply not be done. Not on an aeroplane, not anywhere. It belittles the Office of the Papacy, it reduces it, and the person of the Pope to just another political leader or head of an NGO. It confuses the people as to what is, and what is not, Magisterial. The Pope's talks to media, along with the Tweets of his sycophants, or those in the communications department who do it in multi-languages under his name not equate with Magisterial teaching. They do, however, create great confusion and division, and they reveal much more.
Right out of the gate, in the interview, Bergoglio talks about, the "spirit." When asked about the "Holy Year," he states:
"The Jubilee? I have not made a plan. Things have come. I simply let myself be lead by the Spirit. The Church is the Gospel, it is not a path of ideas. This year on mercy is a process developed over time, from the Council ...
Also in the ecumenical field the path comes from afar, with the steps of my predecessors. This is the journey of the Church. It's not me. I have not given any acceleration. To the extent that we move forward, the path seems to go faster, is the motus, in fine velocior ".He speaks much of the "spirit." I categorise this with his "god of surprises," and neither of them are Holy. Since the advent of the so-called "charismatic" movement (something this writer views as a fraud), Catholics have fallen for this idea that the Holy Spirit is guiding every step they make and every thought and decision. These suffer the same delusion that the Holy Spirit actually elects the Pope, and, therefore, we must conclude, that every odour emanating from the Bishop of Rome, whomever he is, must smell like frankincense.
The reality is the very opposite. Everything must be tested. From the moment this man came out on the loggia that dark March evening, he has been a scandal to the Faith. That very night with his "good evening," to the next day refusing to bless the gathered media, the witnessing of him refusing to genuflect at Holy Mass but grovelling to wash the feet of anyone but a priest, on Holy Thursday, we have seen his lack of respect for Catholic and pastoral practice, rubrics and manners. We have his continual insults to faithful Catholics from "self-absorbed, promethean, neo-Pelagians" to "breeding like rabbits," and more recently, "rigid" people trying to "hide something." These are not from a spirit that is holy. These insults are not worthy of the Vicar of Christ. When Our Lord referred to "whitewashed sepulchres," He had, by His divinity the right to call out the liars of his age. Everyone also knew to whom he was referring, the Pharisees and Sanhedrin, and why he was doing it. With Bergoglio, he is never clear, never specific as to whom is to be on the receiving end of his verbal assault. It most cases, it ends up being the simple Catholic people. The set-up of Kasper nearly three years ago putting forward the horror we have witnessed at the two Synods and now the heretical Amoris Laetitia is the peak of this scandal. This "god of surprises," put forward by Bergoglio, is not the Triune God of Heaven and Earth and more than than the god of Mahomet is. This "spirit" two whom he refers, is not the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity. It cannot be and logic defies it to be; because just as "Satan cannot cast out Satan," God cannot blaspheme Himself.
Bergoglio reveals in that first line above that he has no plan, other than chaos and the Marxist rhetoric of moving "forward." But he is not being truthful. He has a plan. It is the plan of those who put him there and the plan of those who formed him. It is a plan to destroy the Catholic faith, it cannot be anything else. The idea that he is simply suffering dementia is simply not true. He, in fact, knows exactly what he is doing. He is at best a progressive and at worst a Marxist in a political sense. He absorbed, as a young boy and man, the Peronist mentality from his Argentina; he models it well. He is a bully and a demagogue. There is no humility in him. It is a media message, a spin, a lie. Perhaps due to his modernist mind and his reduction the Catholic faith beneath the supernatural, he is proving to be irrational and goes with whatever comes into his mind, interpreting all of it, as divinely inspired. Again, he is all about "feelings." He sees everything he does as inspiration form his "god of surprises." We are now told that he praises "communists who think like Christians."
His outbursts of anger at the Casa Santa Marta against the thirteen Cardinals that signed the letter at the Synod (including our own Thomas Cardinal Collins of Toronto), his behaviour in Mexico to an innocent person as he waded into a crowd, to his rage reported by Pentin over the dubia, and his constant striving to give images of humility to the medial reveal a disturbing pathology, possibly narcissism.
He states further that it is not him, but the Council that is responsible and that he is not speeding things up but just going along with that which is coming from the "spirit."
"Making the experience of forgiveness that embraces the whole human family is the grace that the apostolic ministry announces. The Church exists only as a tool to communicate to people the merciful plan of God. At the Council the Church felt the responsibility of being in the world as a living sign of the love of the Father, with the ascent of Lumen Gentium to the sources of his nature, to the Gospel. This moves the axis of the Christian conception of a certain legalism, which can be ideological, the Personality of Godhead who became the incarnation of the Son's mercy. Some - think of certain replies to Amoris laetitia - still do not understand, it is either white or black, in the flow of life that you have to discern. The Council has told us this. Historians say, however, that a Council, to be absorbed well by the body of the Church, needs a century, we are only half a century from it."The Council is once again being manipulated. As ambiguous as the documents of the Second Vatican Council can be, as regrettable as some of that which has come from it is, nowhere can one find the justification for what is contained in Amoris Laetitia or in his complete upheaval of the Church including this decentralisation that he advocates. If he believes this, he is either deluding himself out of ideology, or he is deceiving and lying to further his own goals, led by something he believes to be the Holy Spirit. At this point, we must conclude it to be the latter. It is simply blasphemy to hold the idea that God is responsible for heresy, error and confusion. If one holds that there are ultimate truths, then one does, in fact, become a "legalist" and we should wear it with a badge of honour and not take it as an insult. If one sees only "black and white," then we should say that Our Lord Jesus Christ was also a "legalist." He said, "I have not come to destroy the Law but to fulfill it." He also said, "If you love me, keep my Commandments," the "Law."
This Pope is the embodiment of the "dictatorship of relativism," spoken of by Joseph Ratzinger immediately prior to his election to the papacy. Bergoglio is the living, breathing incarnation of the "hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture," spoken of by the same man who left us to suffer with both and who is now his successor's prisoner."
"It is the journey from the Council which goes on, and is intensified. But it is the journey, not me. This path is the path of the Church. I have met with the primates and leaders, it is true, but also the rest of my predecessors have done their encounters with these or other responsible. I have not given any acceleration. To the extent that we go on the road seems to go faster, is the motus in fine velocior, to put it according to that process expressed in the Aristotelian physics."
"The pope must have his reasons, because he knows very well what he’s doing. He must have an objective that we don’t understand yet. You have to realize that he is aiming at a reform that is irreversible. If one day he should intuit that he’s running out of time and he doesn’t have enough time to do what the Spirit is asking him, you can be sure he will speed up."
"I do not lose my sleep from this. I continue on the road of those who have preceded me, I follow the Council. As for opinions, we must always distinguish the spirit in which they are spoken. When there is not an evil spirit, they also help to walk. Other times you see right away that they take criticism here and there to justify, they are not honest, are made with evil spirit to foment division. We see immediately that certain rigors stem from a lack, from wanting to hide inside their armor of sad dissatisfaction. If you watch the movie Babette's Feast is this rigid behavior."That's right. The Four Cardinals and the Dubia are "fomenting division." Catholics who hold to the faith, and I am talking about every day, John and Mary Catholics attending the regular diocesan parish, who struggle to raise their families, and remain faithful - they go to Mass, the Sacraments - these are people concerned about what is happening to their Holy Mother, the Church, and this man calls states that they are out do "foment division." The proverbial, pot, calling the kettle, black. He does not "lose sleep." That is for the rest of us.
The man is a hypocrite. Wake-up Catholics. What Pope, what Vicar of Christ speaks like this?
As for Babette's Feast, what the heck he is he talking about and why is recommending a movie? What can a cinematic film teach us about our Faith?
Remember well, what this Tom Rosica wrote and stated publicly many times:
"Will this Pope re-write controversial Church doctrines? No. But that isn't how doctrine changes. Doctrine changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge such that particularly doctrinal formulations no longer mediate the saving message of God's transforming love. Doctrine changes when the Church has leaders and teachers who are not afraid to take note of new contexts and emerging insights. It changes when the Church has pastors who do what Francis has been insisting: leave the securities of your chanceries, of your rectories, of your safe places, of your episcopal residences go set aside the small minded rules that often keep you locked up and shielded from the world."
"Walking and working together, we realize that we are already united in the name of the Lord, and then the unity is not that which we create ourselves. We realize that it is the Spirit who impels and carries us. If you are docile to the Spirit, He will tell you what you can do, the rest is done by Him. That's why I say that the unity is on the way, because unity is a grace that you have to ask, and also because I repeat that every proselytizing among Christians is sinful. The Church never grows by proselytizing but "by attraction," as Benedict XVI wrote. The proselytizing among Christians therefore is in itself a grave sin. … because it contradicts the very dynamics of how to become and remain Christian. The Church is not a football team that seeks fans."