Pope Francis suggested most marriages are not valid, apparently because the weak hocus-pocus of the fake sacrament of matrimony does not overcome the failure of couples to truly subjectively appreciate the commitment they are making.
Once the Bear would have gotten excited about the latest from the Mouth From the South. However, not any more.
It is simple reality to observe what good Catholics are supposed to overlook: that Pope Francis is has no idea about anything he says. He lacks credibility, as in should not be believed. He (like so many) has no respect for reality. He's leading the Unicorn Cavalry in an all-out assault against the Catholic Faith.
If the Pope opens his mouth and pronounces on a matter relating to morality and a sacrament, it is teaching. He's the Pope. If he wants avoid misrepresenting the beliefs of the Catholic Church, he should end his pontificate or stay silent. Being "off the cuff" does not somehow magically change anything. If he said something equally as stupid about some socially sensitive matter that lefties cared about, you would see just how seriously the Pope gets taken in the teaching department!
If the Bear says something, who cares? He has no office, no authority, no recognition by the world. If the Pope says something, it's a different matter entirely, isn't it? Most people could not tell the difference between magisterial and a magpie. All they know is the guy that was chosen to head the Catholic Church said most marriages aren't valid.
The Bear's mate was 18 when we got married. Do you think an 18 year old fully appreciates the commitment involved in the sacrament of holy matrimony? Of course not. The Bear has already given notice that Pope Francis has declared our marriage void ab initio. (Red Death actually stabbed him, but that's beside the point. Her expertise in martial arts will probably chill others' interest in the Bear, sorry to say.)
In the treason of the clerks, Pope Francis is the chief traitor of our day. It is a simple, realistic observation, made without the least rancor. The Church is as riddled with traitors as are all the other institutions of the West. If nothing else, treason is the smart career move.
The Bear is getting choosier and choosier about who and what he takes seriously. He's a bad Catholic. Of course, despite his newfound pickiness, he still believes far more than most of the Catholic hierarchy, if that means anything. When the cleansing wind winnows the chaff, the Bear hopes to still be here, with his foot nailed to the floor in front of his favorite pew, no matter what nonsense a pope is teaching.
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