Godot has finally shown up - and he's selling vacuum cleaners and herbal products that help you "lose weight, gain weight or stay the same". He's also claiming to be a Devout Catholic. These are writings to bide the time until he leaves.
Too often is seems the media gets hung up on the false paradigm of "conservative" vs "liberal" when it comes to the papacy or the Church in general. Being Catholic is just that, i.e. being Christ-like and doing what is the Christian thing. Championing life and marriage issues, helping the poor, promoting justice and peace go beyond the old left vs. right mantra.BTW, I found your blog by accident several months ago and find it to be tremendous!
Avoid the comments at First Things. The people that most need to breathe into a paper bag seem to prefer hyperventilating.
So in other words, ignore the comments of anyone who disagrees with the premise?Is that really how you reach those who disagree?
Actually this is consistent the more we learn about Francis. A good article on Francis by Argentine sources who know him the best:Argentinian: "If You Try to Understand Francis, You Will Lose Your Reason"http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/1290-argentinian-if-you-try-to-understand-francis-you-will-lose-your-reason"...As far as he could see, the pope’s “thought” is not “thought” in any traditional Greco-Roman-Catholic sense, and therefore cannot be held up for normal scrutiny as “orthodox” or “heterodox”. He assured me that anyone looking for orthodoxy or heresy would be able to find both, together, and even perhaps simultaneously...""...This same friend insisted that critics accusing the pope of Marxist sympathies were off the mark as well. Marxism is an intellectual system alien to his mindset. His social justice concerns are not Marxist social justice concerns. The Argentine claimed that Francis’ whole approach emerges out of populist, Peronist, and therefore Fascist influences. Fascism is not rational. It does not build “systems”. It is based upon the will of the Leader who must be obeyed simply because he is the Leader: precisely the vision of conservatives like Jeff Mirus. Sometimes this can intersect with Catholic visions; sometimes not..."
From the above article:"...Bergoglio wants to be loved by everyone and please everyone. In this sense one day he will talk on TV against abortion and the next day he will bless the pro abortionist in the Plaza de Mayo; he could give a marvelous talk against the Masons (Masonic Order) and, an hour later, eat and drink with them at the Rotary Club...this is the Cardinal Bergoglio whom I know close up..."
So in other words, ignore the comments of anyone who disagrees with the premise?Please spare me the drama.
It's not really drama. You could simply say "ignore the comments" but the gratuitous little swipe at the end was a little silly.Thankfully, the actual author is a bit more adult than your approach.
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