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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sitting On His Throne of Moses, Francis Closes Synod

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Sitting On His Throne of Moses, Francis Closes Synod

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has wrapped up a monthlong meeting of bishops dedicated to young people by saying the Catholic Church is being "persecuted" and "dirtied" by accusations — an apparent reference to the clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal.

Francis acknowledged Saturday that there were sinners in the church. But he insisted that the church itself is holy and must be protected from attacks and "another type of persecution: continuous accusations to dirty the church."

 

Remnant Comment:  Who is Francis accusing this time?  Why is he accusing others of doing terrible things but refusing to name them, to give them a chance to defend themselves? Why can he not be more merciful to those he’s accusing?  Does he not know that only the merciful are like God the Father?

Why is this pope accusing others before God?  Does he not know that Satan is the ‘Great Accuser’, and that when the Pope enters into this logic of accusing others, of seeking to do evil to others, he himself enters into the logic of the ‘Great Accuser’ who is the ‘Destroyer,’ who does not know the word mercy, and who has never lived it?

Leave them alone, Francis!  Stop being so judgmental. Stop being so rigid as you sit there on your chair of Moses, judging with superiority and superficiality difficult cases and wounded people.  Stop throwing your stones. You are behaving like the great accuser and the "little ones" all over the world are scandalized. 

 

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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.