Tuesday, February 23, 2016

This Will Get Your Face Bitten Off By the Bear



In the for what it's worth category, notorious arctophobe Michael Voris. Watch the whole thing. Does he sort of say we're to blame for believing what the Pope says?

The Bear will make this short and sweet.

One man is entirely responsible for the papal logorrhea on airplanes. That is currently Pope Francis. Given the confusion he generates, and his helplessness to resist the lure of microphones, the Bear respectfully invites his Holiness' attention to the example of Ulysses and the sirens. The Greek hero was just as helpless against the sirens as Pope Francis is against microphones. Ulysses ordered his crew to lash him to the mast, and not let him go, no matter what.

In similar fashion, Pope Francis must order his security detail to handcuff him to his first-class seat, and not let him anywhere near the microphones, no matter how much he pleads.

Or -- and this is a crazy idea -- the Pope simply does not invite reporters onto his airplane. The Bear is not aware of any provision of Canon Law that requires a Pope to fly around with a gaggle of reporters. Are they some sort of ballast? Have the pilot descend to 10,000 feet, open a door and pitch them into the Atlantic like Jonah. Shouldn't take more than a couple of flights.

And the Bear will virtually bite the face off of anyone who employs the argument that "it's non-magisterial, it doesn't matter." Yes, the Bear has used that argument himself, but he was wrong. (And he can hardly bite his own face off.)

When the Pope opens his yap, HE IS TEACHING. When Fr. Lombardi follows up with a confirmatory press release, the Church is TEACHING. It is completely foreseeable that people will RELY ON MORAL TEACHINGS THAT COME OUT OF THE POPE'S PIE HOLE. And when one of his commissions comes out with a "non-magisterial" press release to much applause, THE CHURCH IS TEACHING. Don't tell the Bear it's not "magisterial." You think the average Catholic, let alone some reporter, knows the difference between "magisterial" and a magistrate? So, whether it's "magisterial" or not, it does count. Big time.

It's the 21st century, people, not the 10th. The neat little lines between magisterial teaching and just standing in the aisle of an airplane making crap up have been erased forever. Frankly, it's prissy to insist on a difference when your difference won't mean crap to 99% of the Catholics who are being infected with lousy moral theology, or junk science. All because we have a pope with a lot of crackpot ideas he just can't wait to share with every single person on the planet. Call the Bear wrong on this.

Pope Francis seems to teach more junk in this way than can reasonably be accounted for by mere ignorance. Not only when he rambles into the beguiling microphones, but we also get slick, professionally produced "intentions videos" that we have all seen and discussed. Every shoe that drops points in the same direction.

Pope Francis has recently carelessly relied on an urban legend about St. Pope Paul VI allowing nuns in the Congo to use contraceptives. Then he stirred in some folk moral theology about the lesser of two evils. Federico Lombardi mixed in the almighty conscience, contained in his confirmation of the nuns story. Which, by that point, can only be called a lie, unless the Vatican press office has no obligation to confirm the hoaxes that it passes off as the truth to trusting Catholics.

Yep, the Pope just improvised doctrine on one of the most sensitive issues in the Church today, and his man in Rome nailed down any objections like the good reptile he is, the serpent being the original model for his function. We are being played for suckers, and no one is the bigger sucker and accomplice than he who waves his hand and says, "it doesn't matter what people believe; it's not magisterial."

SCRUMCH! That was the sound of a Bear virtually biting your face off.

Okay, maybe not so short and sweet, nor very Lenten, but the Bear trusts he has made his point.

36 comments:

  1. My comment at 1P5: http://www.onepeterfive.com/the-galatians-two-moment-is-now/#comment-2531453368

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  2. Michael Voris looks terrible! Someone get him a cheeseburger!

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  3. The Zika virus is the greatest gift ever to the communist, freeemasonic, homosexual, new world order cabal in the Vatican in furthering their aims. Frankenpope simply "ceased the day" with that interview.

    Seattle kim

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  4. Bear speak truth. Pope confuses. Lombardi dissembles. Contraceptive use increases. Devil happy.

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    1. Of course Catholics listen to the pope. That can't be undone, it's practically genetic. If that is an effort to minimize the damage he is doing, well, nice try but it falls way short of reality. He is dismantling, DISMANTLING, the faith, the one we know, the 2000 year old faith. He's twisting it and distorting it and of course that is going to have a negative effect. We can't say the pope is insignificant! Especially not this pope with his rock star persona, following, and the media in his pocket.

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  5. I don't disagree. What the Holy Father says, officially or unofficially matters and means something to the public. A distinction without a difference today.

    But wow! "pope's piehole", "prissy", "crap"...

    The Bear has been pushed too far. It is hard during Lent. Yep. I have to say, however, that I have more difficulty with my anger regarding the problems in my daily life than what the pope or Obama say and do--though both are upsetting as well. Hang in there. We have to pray for him to see the light and follow Jesus, not his "God of surprises."

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    1. disagree vehemently Pete....Bear spoke solid truth clearly. John the Baptist did the same; all the Saints did the same; JESUS did the same. francis is making a laughing stock of the Church, and his own personal playground of the Deposit of Faith.

      You spoke well Bear.

      In fact, paragraph #7 is perhaps the finest piece of crystal-clear analysis and prose strung together in the past 3 years.
      Followed closely by paragraph #8....
      and #9, 10 and 11.

      francis spoke against settled doctrine Pete...against. settled. doctrine. a non-negotiable, that he just negotiated away with the aplomb of a spoken executive order. Don't think for one minute that this won't be used as precedent for future (and current) wingnuts (white-zucchetto'd, red-sash'd, and black-pants'd alike). He taught (against the teachings of the Church...AGAIN)!...and it will be remembered (and hopefully fought against) until the heavens and earth roll up like a scroll.

      "Niceness" is decidedly not a virtue; in fact is is more often than not a vice. The Truth spoken in clarity and TRUE Charity (which is exactly what Bear did, and would have been recognized as such in a saner time) in the defense of the Church, the Bride of Christ, and not in "niceness" toward the man asualting Her (again and again) is the duty of the children of that august Mother. Since when does "it's Lent" mean that we turn our heads away from the unwanted, but provoked, horror, and descend into a selfish quietism? Pray (better), fast (seriously), and give alms (liberally) to. be. ready. for. the. fight!....cause it's upon us.

      In a sane world, with a Catholic Pope, the press (in response to that vile set-up question) would have simply been referred to the below.

      http://patrickmadrid.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Letter-from-a-Young-Nun.pdf

      ....in a sane world.....with a Catholic Pope.

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    2. I am not criticizing Bear. We are old web friends. Relax. I am remarking on his language and clearly this has upset him, understandably so.

      You called it wrong. Pax

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    3. Well, Pete, does the Pope not eat pie? And the Bear thinks "prissy" is an excellent description for the position that unless it is an infallible pronouncement from the Chair of Peter -- no, not the expression, the actual chair of Peter -- it doesn't matter. As in too delicate to come to terms with the damage that is being done to their brother and sister Catholics. "Crap," well, that's a judgment call. "Garbage," might have worked, or "error," but the Bear has not led anyone to believe that he would use the word "crap," unlike some other Catholic blogs that make the Bear blush beneath his fur. Consider it the judicious use of a somewhat impolite term as a rhetorical device. The Bear is pretty sure Cicero used "crap" against Catiline and he wasn't even a Bear. Cicero, not Catiline. If there is one thing the Bear learned in Latin class, it was all Gaul is divided into three parts, and Cicero used "crap." Alright, two things. And he also used "I shall pass over" to talk mention things he was not mentioning. So three things.

      The Bear is also angry at himself that he has peddled the party line. Yes, technically it doesn't make a difference in doctrine. This is true and will benefit the Church in the long run, thank God.

      But you can't say it doesn't matter. When erroneous and harmful information is disseminated by the Pope and the Church, it warps the world's perception of the Church, and misleads Catholics. When it comes to a serious moral issues like contraception, the Pope can actually lead Catholics into sin, although it is to be hoped that their guilt is mitigated by the circumstances.

      What is particularly despicable is Federico Lombardi, who could have researched and come to the same conclusion as everyone else has, and furthermore had the obligation to do so before opening his PIE HOLE and compounding the damage has boss already did. (He's being kicked upstairs March 1, so at least we won't have to see his mug anymore.)

      Now you've done it, and gone and set the Bear off.

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    4. Bear: I am empathetic and get where you are coming from. I simply noticed by your language in a few places that you've been driven beyond politeness more than usual/ever. I do not criticize you. You've had enough. We all have.

      I don't think you are wrong.

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    5. The Bear has known you longer than he has known anyone around here, Pete. He knows you weren't trying to start anything. He's just as cranky as a sore tailed Bear, as the saying goes.

      He doesn't want anyone to think he's attacking any other bloggers, by the way. If they want to emphasis the truth that no doctrine was harmed in the making of this motion picture, then that's legitimate. But the Bear believes that unless you also acknowledge the flip side of that, you're not forthrightly addressing the total picture.

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    6. All good.

      I am most relieved by the fact that "no doctrine was harmed..." business. I can sleep well tonight. ;^D

      Cheers. Better days ahead...hey, if not on earth, we must then hope for those better days to be with the Lord in eternal life.

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    7. sorry Pete...apparently I read you wrong. This man-at-the-helm has me seeing red more often than not. sorry to give you a badger bite...I'd much rather rip into bergoglio's polyester.

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  6. Perhaps distinctions might be more easily drawn if Francis would don that famous red nose of his when he was speaking non-magisterially? Perhaps openly wear his Marxist crucifix while the Cross of Christ is hidden-away?

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    1. What I want to know is why Pope Francis is okay with red Rudolph noses but declares anathema traditional papal ruby slippers? Is there a hidden agenda being signaled here and is Cardinal Kasper involved somehow?

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  7. Indeed. Let's not forget, too, that according to Francis himself, “I’m constantly making statements, giving homilies. That’s magisterium. That’s what I think, not what the media say that I think. Check it out; it’s very clear.”

    Source: http://americamagazine.org/issue/we-must-reach-out

    It wouldn't be very humble of us to lecture the Pope that he doesn't really mean what he says he means.

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  8. The Bear asks...

    "Does he sort of say we're to blame for believing what the Pope says?"

    Yes, he does. Excellent article!

    “Cet animal est tres mechant
    Quand on l'attaque il se defend!"

    "This animal is very wicked
    When attacked it defends"

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  9. You're correct that Pope Francis is an egomaniac that needs to be in the spotlight, even if he knows it'll get him into trouble and your solution is the right one (if his ego allows to even see that he needs to make such a request).

    But Michael Voris, or rather Cardinal Henry Newman, does raise a valid point. I saw it with Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II. Each made serious mistakes in the faith, and even St Peter after Pentecost, despite being generally good Popes. Before the current 24/7 tweets a round the world within seconds entertainment news media culture Popes had room to be themselves and make mistakes or be ambiguous or say things that could be taken out of context.

    It's no longer the case and it will only get worse. Given that sola scriptura has proven that eisegesis is so common, no Pope is immune to appearing to be goofing up or simply being ignored unless they apparently goof up. Because few people (even the typical Catholic) do not understand what papal infallibility means, each apparent goof up will is often seen as an infallibile act.

    These days, the Pope as Pope needs to keep his mouth shut and focus on administering the Church (there's so much to fix) so that when he does speak, it has impact. The Pope as the Patriarch of the Latin Church, OTOH needs to travel the world and needs to deal with issues in the modern world, the same as all bishops (without getting caught up in personal politics).

    IMO, eventually the Pope will need to separate the rules of Pope and Patriarch of the Latin Church through a papal legate.

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    1. Some people seem to be incapable of recognizing their mistakes, let alone learning from them.

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  10. Did the Pope (or Voris) unwittingly enter into "The Bear Trap"?

    http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/cfs-file/__key/telligent-evolution-components-attachments/13-536-00-00-00-08-72-33/031_5F00_Bear.jpg

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    1. I'll see that video and raise you one.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feHTWSl4GJI

      Maybe we can get the USCCB to show these videos as part of the ecumenical outreach to Lutherans as part of the Reformation party being planned.

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    2. Given Cuba, maybe this one is more apropos.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoU2o1iRN0U

      Those unfamiliar with the series will appreciate the final joke more if you know Hans Fiene belongs to the Missouri Synod.

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  11. So Bear.. you're saying the Pope's comments (while not Magisterial) are nonetheless practically magisterial. I think Voris was speaking less about the practical impact, and more "formally" Magisterial. Insofar as the institutional Church can certainly withstand 99% of peoples' misunderstandings about her, I can understand Voris' "it doesn't matter" comment. And yet - I fully appreciate your concern for how the laity are endangered. I'm not a Catholic yet - God willing this Easter I'll be received. These are strange and difficult times to come into the Church. And yet - John 6:68.

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    1. The Bear is pleased to welcome you into our wonderful, messy Church. Prepare yourself for a trial, and don't let it touch your faith.

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  13. I do not believe the Pope merely "speaks off the cuff".

    The Pope has made clear that teaching must be brought to the "peripheries". He gets it. He MUST understand fully what he is doing and that teaching can be done and is done is several ways.

    What we see with this Pope is a full delivery of a surreptitious message; In public and official venues, he touts the "company line". But...where it counts...among his "friends", in a venue he or his handlers can excuse if confronted about it, he tells us what he believes, what will play well with the "periphery".

    I no longer think Pope Francis makes mistakes, or is a rube, or bungles his message.

    I think he knows that cats let out of the bag are gone and can't be stuffed back in. He MUST know that he is CHANGING the teaching of the Church for the many who seek that change.

    It will get worse, folks. He has much more for us. Much more. Unless he is stopped. Will we see Bishops rise up to do that?

    IF BISHOPS WILL NOT STOP A POPE FROM KISSING THE KORAN OR BOWING IN ADORATION IN A MOSQUE, WE CANNOT EXPECT HELP FROM THEM WHEN THE POPE LEADS PEOPLE TO JETTISON THEIR BELIEF IN GENERAL CATHOLIC TRUTH.

    No, we must truly pray for and wait for a supernatural response to the evil that is being encouraged by this Pope and his heretic allies.

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  14. I do not believe the Pope merely "speaks off the cuff".

    The Pope has made clear that teaching must be brought to the "peripheries". He gets it. He MUST understand fully what he is doing and that teaching can be done and is done is several ways.

    What we see with this Pope is a full delivery of a surreptitious message; In public and official venues, he touts the "company line". But...where it counts...among his "friends", in a venue he or his handlers can excuse if confronted about it, he tells us what he believes, what will play well with the "periphery".

    I no longer think Pope Francis makes mistakes, or is a rube, or bungles his message.

    I think he knows that cats let out of the bag are gone and can't be stuffed back in. He MUST know that he is CHANGING the teaching of the Church for the many who seek that change.

    It will get worse, folks. He has much more for us. Much more. Unless he is stopped. Will we see Bishops rise up to do that?

    IF BISHOPS WILL NOT STOP A POPE FROM KISSING THE KORAN OR BOWING IN ADORATION IN A MOSQUE, WE CANNOT EXPECT HELP FROM THEM WHEN THE POPE LEADS PEOPLE TO JETTISON THEIR BELIEF IN GENERAL CATHOLIC TRUTH.

    No, we must truly pray for and wait for a supernatural response to the evil that is being encouraged by this Pope and his heretic allies.

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    1. Indeed, we must ask the God of Surprises to give the Holy Father one that will cause him to reassess his actions.

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  15. It's like you had an elementary school teacher who taught kids that the Axis won WWII and have thriving empires to this day. When the parent complains, he is told, "Don't worry about it, she hasn't changed the curriculum."

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  17. Wow. He looks awful. I hope he's not getting seriously ill.

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