Let all the poisons that lurk in the Vatican hatch out
Yeah, sorry. It’s this conference thing happening in Norcia. It’s an annual theology thing that all kinds of people from the US come to, many of whom are readers and want to meet me and buy me lunch and whatnot, and find out what I really think. People always seem to want to meet me and hear what I really think… until they do, and then they often wish they hadn’t. I try to tell people this all the time but for some reason they always think I’m joking.
Anyway, it’s also summer and I kind of just want to go for bike rides or sit in the garden all the time watching the kitties chase bugs. I haven’t even really kept up with the FB newsfeed at all this week. Yesterday, I was totally going to do a thing here – I’ve got a couple of posts half-finished – but then I thought, “Gee, I wonder what’s down at the other end of the valley, and if I can get there on my bike down the country lanes instead of on the highway,” and that was pretty much it for the rest of the day. I did get home at a reasonable hour, but it’s whenever I have these big day-long rides or hikes that I find out that I’m really, actually, for realzies 50 years old and a post-operative cancer survivor. I could move when I got home… sort of…
Also, the home innernet’s July allotment has run out. The good news is that the hotel I sometimes work in when I need the internet and I’m out at home has real, honest-to-goodness air conditioning. I guess their American guests like it. It’s weird though and I’m not used to it anymore. It feels weird to be cold in July.
Actually, lots of things are happening, but they’re all “behind the scenes,” and though it’s very distracting for me it would make for some very dull reading for y’all. And as for the Francers stuff, I think we have seen that the combination of All That with the summer weather makes me cranky.
The latest, I suppose, is that Cardinal Muller is probably going to be sent to be bishop of Mainz. He will take over from Cardinal Lehman, one of the old guard of the ultra-radical post-Catholic German bishops. I know a few things about what it’s like to have a mildly “conservative” bishop get slotted into a hyper-liberal diocese so it seems clear that Muller is being punished for his opposition to the Kasper campaign.
The other half of that equation is that it looks like Francis is going to put Cardinal Umlaut Schonborn in his place as prefect of CDF.
I know, right?
Let’s give em all a big hand.
Just keep saying it to yourself over, and over and over…
“Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.”
The false church must die. It must die. And this is the way. It will die by its own hand. It will be killed by its own increasingly brazen falsehoods.
I don’t want to hear one, single lament for this excellent and encouraging news.
And anyway, anyone who is surprised by this really hasn’t come out from his bunker often enough.
One thing is absolutely certain; it is soon going to be impossible for those who retain a shred of Catholicity to continue to deny what is happening.
In case anyone is still labouring under the odd impression that Schonborn is anything like a “conservative,” here’s Fr. Harrison helpfully helping with some clarity and pointing out that we really can trust these people surrounding Francis to come right on out with the truth about what’s really going on.
Schönborn is correct in pointing out that when certain passages are worded in such a way as to manifest the Pontiff’s intention to inculcate some doctrinal truth, that certainly counts as magisterial teaching.
In other words, Schonborn is one of those who knows fine well that Francis is just the latest manifestation of the New Religion that has been installed in the institutions of the Church. The old guys like Benedict who still genuninely thought that the New Paradigm could be seamlessly and harmlessly inserted into the old Faith are gone. These new chaps, this next generation, knows that they are involved in a project to eradicate the old Faith and replace it with something more to their liking.