From the Remnant Editor’s Desk, Michael J. Matt reviews the far-Left pontificate of Francis in light of a new international call to action from mainstream Catholic priests, scholars and theologians, begging the bishops of the world to confront the Pope’s heresy.
In addition, clips of Philip Lawler, Father Joseph Fessio and EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo demonstrate widespread resistance rising among mainstream Catholic leaders.
Meanwhile, one of the first orders of business for the new U.S. House of Representative was to try to strike “so help me God” from their oaths of office. What does this portend for our nation? And why—in the face of obvious and aggressive global apostasy—is Pope Francis more concerned about climate change and open borders than the end of Christianity in the modern world? Plus, Michael makes use of a clip from an old Errol Flynn movie to show what the West has lost since it declared war on Christianity. (QUESTION: Can you guess which movie?)
The Pope According To Google: Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of clerical sexual abuse, spent 3 days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, 2018. Describing that encounter, Cruz quotes PF: “You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.”
As with many of his off-the-cuff stylite-isms, I do not have a solid source for that homo-lie, since it’s hearsay which he doesn’t address, let alone admit, when asked later. He thinks he’s more evolved than the mere peasants who look to the pope for doctrine. He sees no need to explain. I fear he is destroying the holy power of the papacy. Not forever, but for a generation after he is buried.