I realize things have been pretty Norcia-y around here, and not really very much about the incredible melt-down we’re now all watching in fascinated horror, of Francis-Church.
Believe me, I’m paying attention.
Here’s my thing for One Peter Five, that I’m told got quite a lot of attention among bishops, including in Rome.
And here’s my other thing for the Remnant, about the incredible escalation by Francismouthpiece Patriarch Bartholomew, who pretty much said that Amoris Laetitia is giving Pope Francis a license to re-write Trinitarian doctrine.
And of course, I’ve been Tweeting three-minute mile.
Yeah. It’s definitely getting a LOT weirder, and quite a bit faster than we expected. What’s really driving it of course is Francis himself and his pals, pushing the limits. As soon as they saw serious, grown-up canonical opposition, they knew they were in trouble. It’s pretty telling what kind of people we’re dealing with that their response to the Dubia has been to launch childish taunts and amateurish Twitter campaigns, media interviews and … yes, I know we’ve all seen it … bizarre assertions that their opponents are perverted, ____-eating members of a “rightwing” conspiracy.
If you’re thinking that this business has just surpassed anything resembling parody, and has launched directly into the Gilliam-esque surreal, you’d not be alone.
There’s not that much more to be said about it, and I’m out of time for the evening. I’ll be off for the weekend, up in Umbria where the air is clean and people have real things to worry about.
But I’m going to double-down on my running thesis. This is what we need. Francis is what we need, and he’s doing the work of the Lord, whether he knows it or not.
Yes, it’s ugly, and it’s certainly going to get well past the current fun-n-games on Twitter. There are going to be consequences to all this, and properly so. We’ve come withing milimeters of abandoning the Faith, abandoning Christ, for a mess of pottage served up by the most grotesquely, murderously corrupt civilization-in-decline in human history.
There are going to be consequences.
But at least for the next couple of days, maybe we can all take a break.