As readers of this blog know, since the first Synod on the Family, I've had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Pope Francis. I recently came across an interesting "Rigid" side blog post listing all the "Rigid Catholic" concerns about this Pope and the way Jesuits in general operate within the Church. It is most excellent, and contains things that you won't see in main stream media or even sometimes in Catholic media about the Pope:
- Mercy for fornicators
- Mercy for pederasts (molesters of pubescent children)
- Mercy for Jesuit schools that in search of money are abandoning Catholicism in favor of Islamic or Humanist studies
- The side insults against rigid Catholics
- Twisting history to exemplify heretics at the cost of real saints
- Dialogue with Masons
- Ignoring the massive martyrdom caused by Islam, while welcoming massive numbers of Moslem immigrants to Europe who have an antithetical view of western women resulting in rape and murder
- The 500th Anniversary of Fatima, and the fear surrounding this time.
My one saving thought, the thing that keeps me from total despair, comes from the Mercy of St. John Paul The Great: Not all who are in the Church Militant or the Church Suffering are Catholic. But all who are in the Church Militant and the Church Suffering, will be Catholic in the Church Triumphant.