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Monday, September 29, 2014

Reading Francis Through Akin

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Jimmy Akin is a “Senior Apologist” at Catholic Answers. A big part of the job of a Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers is marginalizing and ostracizing “radical traditionalist” Catholics so that everyone will remain content with the decrepit ecclesial status quo in which Catholic Answers is deeply invested, and without which it would cease to exist in a matter of weeks.

For example, there are those famous radio shows by Catholic Answers apologists devoted entirely to the dire threat of “radical traditionalism.” Then there is the crucial advice Akin renders to Catholics who may be afflicted by what he calls “temptations to RadTradism.”

THE THREE CHIEFS -Bishop Lynch, Bishop Cupich and the other guy THE THREE CHIEFS -Bishop Lynch, Bishop Cupich and the other guy

The most misunderstood pope in history is again taking heat that is unfair, unjust and just plain unpalatable. I rest my case!

Sure, Archbishop Blasé Cupich (pronounced SOO-pitch) accepted Pope Francis’ appointment as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. But this wasn’t Pope Francis’ fault. This was clearly Archbishop Cupich’s responsibility. After all, he accepted the appointment, even though he has a reputation for being a moderate liberal. A loyal son of the Church would have foreseen the fallout for the Holy Father, and refused the appointment. I rest my case!

And now everybody’s mad at Bishop of Rome Francis. Well, I for one have had enough of the pope-bashing going on in the wake of the Cupich appointment. What are they objecting to, these self-appointed watchdogs of orthodoxy? What, are they more Catholic than the pope?! Do they think they know better than the Holy Father? Who are they to question his appointments?

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