From Protect the Pope:
Pope Francis has given a stunning homily this morning at St Martha’s that criticises progressive Catholics for the human sacrifices that they make in order to conform to the spirit of the world, which must be a reference to their advocacy and support of abortion, contraception and euthanasia. The Holy Father categorises this desire to conform to the spirit of the world as the apostasy described in Robert Hugh Benson’s ‘Lord of the World’.
‘And with a reference to the 20th century novel “Lord of the World” that focuses on the spirit of worldliness that leads to apostasy, Pope Francis warned against the desire to “be like everyone else” and what he called an “adolescent progressivism”. “What do you think?” – he said bitterly – “that today human sacrifices are not made? Many, many people make human sacrifices and there are laws that protect them”.
What consoles us – he concluded – is that the Lord never denies himself to the faithful. “He waits for us, He loves us, He forgives us. Let us pray that His faithfulness may save us from the worldly spirit that negotiates all. Let us pray that he may protect us and allow us to go forward, leading us by the hand, just like a father with his child. Holding the Lord’s hand we will be safe”.