When no one knew anything about it yet, it was Francis who alerted them about his intention to go visit their Italian colleague in Caserta, and explained the reason: "To extend the apologies of the Catholic Church for the damage that has been done to them by obstructing the growth of their communities.”
Yes, you read that right. The Pope of Rome traveled to Caserta to apologize for the Catholic Church's supposed obstruction of heresy.
Would that the Church had more to apologize for, then.
|So are they not a sect, or|
are we not the Church?
The Bear does not share Traditionalists' passion for the Latin Mass, but he can only imagine how crazy-making Pope Francis' constant "dialogue" with Protestants must be for them given his apparent disinterest in the Vetus Ordo.
Just think about this reality: the Pope apologizing to Protestants for obstructing the growth of their heresies. (Oh, the Bear must apologize. That came from a demonic delusion that "I am the Church, you are a sect." We are all just Christians in our beautiful diversity.)
The Pope has no apologies for failing to support the growth of the Traditional Latin Mass. He has no apologies for the confusion and heartache he has sown among the rest of the faithful. The next heartbreak is coming soon, mark the Bear's words, and he will have no apologies for that, either.
Even Jesus recognized the difference between the children and the dogs, and knew which sat at the table and which fought for scraps underneath.
26 He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.”
New American Bible. (2011). (Revised Edition., Mt 15:26). Washington, DC: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
|Pope gives televangelist James Robison a high five.|
Pope Francis does not distinguish. He puts napkins around the necks of the dogs and feeds them at the table while his hungry children are kicked underfoot. Being the head of the Catholic Church is not enough for him. He must be the leader of all Christians.
Fortunately, the obstinacy of heretics may save us yet. Many Evangelical blogs are just as upset about their guys hobnobbing with the Pope of Rome ("Protholics," they're calling people like Robison) as we Catholics are at getting kicked under the table.
With any luck, the current ecumania will fizzle. If not, well, it looks like all roads still lead to Rome, and the papacy will be the smiling face of our new Pan-Christian religion.