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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Patrick Brennan's "He knows very well what he is doing"

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The morning our friend, Patrick Brennan, posted an insightful, if unsettling, article that should remove any question marks as to the dire predicament in which Holy Mother Church finds herself under the current hierarchical leadership. Patrick writes: "Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, the theologian widely acknowledged to have been the lead ghostwriter of Pope Francis's much-praised apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, recently gave an interview that is remarkable for the crudity of its categories, the tendentiousness of its contentions, and, above all, what it portends for the silent lambs.  The Archbishop's way of talking about the Church is so far from what one would expect from a serious theologian and vir Ecclesiae, it's difficult, for me at least, not to despair at the significance of this man's being one of the advisors on whom the Holy Father is reputed to rely the most.

The interview is here, and those who care about how we should love the Bride of Christ should be scandalized by the mentality it bespeaks and the future it all but promises.  Keep in mind that its all-but-named target at one point is the recent and utterly unprecedented suggestion (here) by Cardinal Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, that a new role for the CDF would be to provide a "theological framework" for this pontificate.  Please find the rest of Patrick's article here:

REMNANT COMMENT: At this point even your garden-variety Neo-Catholic should be able to see that Our Lady's predictions from just 42 years ago are indeed coming true: "The work of the devil will  infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals,  bishops against other bishops.”   - Our Lady of Akita, October 13,  1973.

God help us, Pope Francis is becoming an unprecedented disaster. Please pray the Rosary every day.

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