A Permissive Pope for a Permissive Age

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-calls-woman-with-sex-change-operation-a-man-and-calls-partners ‘married’

By George Neumayr at The American Spectator:

Jorge Bergoglio’s pontificate beyond parody continues apace. The latest papal farce revolves around his reiteration of support for homosexual civil unions. In a new documentary, Pope Francis says that homosexuals “have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it. What we have to have is a civil union law — that way they are legally covered. I supported that.”Previous popes hated the sin and loved the sinner. Pope Francis shrugs at the sin and doesn’t trouble himself with the soul of the sinner. 

Treated as thrillingly new — headlines giddily spoke of the “first” papal endorsement of gay civil unions ever — the pope’s remarks represented merely a restatement of a position he had taken as archbishop of Buenos Aires.

“He explicitly permitted a homosexual couple to adopt a child,” recalled the renegade liberation theologian Leonardo Boff after Bergoglio’s election. Boff pointed to that as one of the reasons he had confidence that Bergoglio’s papacy would prove revolutionary.

As archbishop of Buenos Aires, Bergoglio had an open reputation for toying with Church teaching. That’s why the papal nuncios under Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI stayed away from him. According to Argentinian journalist Elisabetta Pique, they ignored Bergoglio’s recommendations for bishops: “They would get his lists and drop the names he submitted. Adriano Bernardini, the papal nuncio under Benedict XVI, did not like Bergoglio at all. Bergoglio was accused of not defending doctrine, of making pastoral gestures that are too daring, and of not arguing publicly and with greater determination with the Argentine government of the time.”  Pro-family activists complained that Bergoglio was useless in the culture war. He didn’t want to fight it himself and didn’t want anyone else fighting it either. He told Catholic organizers of pro-family protests not to hold them.

His elevation to the papacy only hardened this stance. In 2015, he invited a transgender activist to the Vatican. The activist, Diego Lejarraga, arrived with a fiancée in tow. The press declared the meeting an “important gesture of acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Catholics.” Flattered by this press, the pope congratulated himself for recognizing the “he that was her but is he” and mused, “Life is life and you must take things as they come.”

The pope was less cheerful after meeting Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was imprisoned for declining to issue gay-marriage licenses. He authorized his aides to tell the press that the meeting, which occurred during his visit to America, represented nothing more than a random rope line greeting. “The only real audience granted by the Pope at the Nunciature was with one of his former students and his family,” added his press secretary. It turned out that that “former student” was Yayo Grassi, a homosexual caterer. Grassi and his boyfriend received a papal blessing from Francis. Afterwards, a relieved press ran such reports as, “Vatican distances Pope Francis from Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Meanwhile, the Vatican confirmed that Francis met with a gay friend and his partner a day earlier.” The grateful cast of Saturday Night Live depicted Pope Francis in a skit untangling himself from Kim Davis’s embrace.

Francis is a permissive pope for a permissive age. Previous popes hated the sin and loved the sinner. Pope Francis shrugs at the sin and doesn’t trouble himself with the soul of the sinner. This has thrown Church officials into a state of pitiful confusion, with some consoling themselves that Pope Francis only opposes magisterial teaching “personally.” (That sounds oddly reminiscent of the old trope that the Mario Cuomos “personally” supported Church teaching while voting against it.)

Meanwhile, the gay mafia in the Church rejoiced at the news and gushed over a new dawn for LGBT Catholics. The Jesuit James Martin, the leading propagandist for LGBT causes in the Church, declared victory, delighting in the pope’s recognition of a homosexual “right” to a family.

Not even Evelyn Waugh could have kept up with this upside-down state of affairs in the Church. It is a measure of the decadence of Catholicism that Pope Francis and Joe Biden sound indistinguishable these days. Should Biden win, he will join the pope on the world stage as an immensely powerful figure. But instead of demonstrating the ascendancy of Catholicism, it would mark its meaningless nadir — dismal proof that the post-Vatican II Church has not changed the world but been horribly changed by it.

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7 Responses to A Permissive Pope for a Permissive Age

  1. Mary Salmond says:

    The Pope plus Biden is a scary thought, indeed. The Church will be turned upside down with Judas at the top.

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  2. Frederick Jones says:

    Will the the pontiff and the politician be mutually incomprehensible?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This false Pope Bergoglio has a long standing record that now stands as a testimony in condemning him, as a renegade blaspheming heretic, who has thrown down a gantlet to God Almighty, or in essence in a manner of speaking, spit in the eye of God and Jesus. I can’t temper this or be soft with my words at all, the man is a devil now, and has coupled himself in my humble opinion with Satan himself! This may be the man of perdition or false prophet of Holy Scriptures. But, at this point regardless of what he is precisely I know he is a monster and hell-bent! This is almost too much to fathom and believe is happening and that I’m bearing witness to such; we have an antichrist Pope in the Church! The deepest darkest of evil forces have now risen on Earth and we know God’s Holiness, Power and Glory is going to address this when and in the way that it must be. Meanwhile, we must all do our best to remain vigilant and faithful unto whatever arises and be ready to serve our Lord’s will as He directs us. Please pray for each other and our beloved Church as the world is now invaded by demonic forces like never before, and, many individuals are demonically influenced or possessed by them. We’ve seen examples in the streets lately and in our highest government offices by those that are not acting in charity and love, but are only driven by hate, the ugliest of sins and evil. I’ve said for some time in my writing that Biden is Satanic and a wicked man, his son proves by his own actions that he is spawn of an evil derelict! They with the Pope are in league with the atheist evil CCP and that should spell out clearly to anyone that has their wits about them, how powers of darkness are at work in all of them. These dark evil forces only want to destroy us and this world pulling our souls into hell. Dear Jesus Christ in heaven, please hear our lowly human pleas through our sincerest prayers as we face this calamity before us. Through Jesus Christ we ask that our Father’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

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  4. Mary Salmond says:

    Well said, Lawrence.

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  5. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    This false Pope Bergoglio has a long standing record that now stands as a testimony in condemning him, as a renegade blaspheming heretic, who has thrown down a gantlet to God Almighty, or in essence in a manner of speaking, spit in the eye of God and Jesus. I can’t temper this or be soft with my words at all, the man is a devil now, and has coupled himself in my humble opinion with Satan himself! This may be the man of perdition or false prophet of Holy Scriptures. But, at this point regardless of what he is precisely I know he is a monster and hell-bent! This is almost too much to fathom and believe is happening and that I’m bearing witness to such; we have an antichrist Pope in the Church! The deepest darkest of evil forces have now risen on Earth and we know God’s Holiness, Power and Glory is going to address this when and in the way that it must be. Meanwhile, we must all do our best to remain vigilant and faithful unto whatever arises and be ready to serve our Lord’s will as He directs us. Please pray for each other and our beloved Church as the world is now invaded by demonic forces like never before, and, many individuals are demonically influenced or possessed by them. We’ve seen examples in the streets lately and in our highest government offices by those that are not acting in charity and love, but are only driven by hate, the ugliest of sins and evil. I’ve said for some time in my writing that Biden is Satanic and a wicked man, his son proves by his own actions that he is spawn of an evil derelict! They with the Pope are in league with the atheist evil CCP and that should spell out clearly to anyone that has their wits about them, how powers of darkness are at work in all of them. These dark evil forces only want to destroy us and this world pulling our souls into hell. Dear Jesus Christ in heaven, please hear our lowly human pleas through our sincerest prayers as we face this calamity before us. Through Jesus Christ we ask that our Father’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

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  6. Dear Mary Salmond, I said only what our Father in heaven is allowing me to say from my heart. I seek His guidance before I write, and Thank you for being so faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father in heaven in union with our beloved Church on Earth. It is a comfort to see and hear others proclaim their faith in Him; while doing their best to remain in a state of grace.
    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

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