ROME, February 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — In a new in-depth analysis of the apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has praised what he views as Pope Francis’ decision not to weaken priestly celibacy or open the door to a female “diaconate.” But he has also criticized the “lamentable doctrinal ambiguities and errors” that he says the document contains.
The auxiliary bishop of St. Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan, maintains that Querida Amazonia’s stance on priestly celibacy and female “deacons” represents “a glimmer of hope amid the ongoing confusion,” despite the document’s “theological limitations and errors.” Read the rest HERE
Remnant Comment: We very much agree with His Excellency's analysis. Of course, Team Francis still wants feathers and tom-toms at Mass, but that's only to be expected from these men; it's really not the story here.
The takeaway from Francis’ Exhortation Querida Amazonia ("Beloved Amazon") is that it fell well short of the mark when it came to the promised ordination of women and married priests in the new and improved Church of Accompaniment.
That's it. The threatened act of brazen revolution fizzled into a flurry of feathers.
Is this only a temporary setback for the Francis agenda? No doubt. They'll try again. But let’s not underestimate the extent to which Francis' true agenda at the Amazon Synod was exposed. In the final analysis, he was forced to abandon what was ostensibly the main point and purpose of the Amazon Synod--to bring the Eucharist to the peoples of the Rain Forest on the backs of women deacons and married priests.
Couple this with the Pachamamas floating down the Tiber, and the Amazon Synod will go down in history as a ridiculous stunt that fell flat on its face and left the Francis pontificate exposed to worldwide ridicule from both friend and foe of Papa Bergoglio.
Simply put, the totally "woke" Amazon Synod ended in a papal dumpster fire.
In case you missed it, here's The Remnant’s take on Querida Amazonia (start at minute 13:40):
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With America apparently ready for a homosexual president and a Frist Gentleman in the White House, Michael Matt discusses the downward moral spiral of Western Civilization since the close of the Second Vatican Council.
Of all the conservative commentators, only Rush Limbaugh—a guy with stage 4 lung cancer—is willing to discuss even the possibility that Mayor Pete’s marital status might present a political obstacle. If Limbaugh is homophobic now, says Mr. Matt, well then Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were raging homophobes just a few years ago.
THE REVOLUTION OF Pope Francis is far more vulnerable than he wants the world to think it is. By his own admission, Francis set out to fundamentally change the Church founded by Christ Himself, whose doctrine is based on Holy Writ and whose praxis is rooted in 2000 years of Catholic Tradition.
Even despite Vatican II, such papal hubris is unprecedented in the history of the Church and is bound to encounter significant opposition.
Today, February 12, 2020, we have been given welcome proof of the extent to which this pontificate has jumped the shark.
The Catholic Herald is reporting that the notorious heretic Reinhard Cardinal Marx is stepping aside as chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference:
The Archbishop of Munich and Freising said in a statement that it was time for the “younger generation” to take charge when the bishops meet for their spring General Assembly early next month.
Cardinal Marx pointed out that if he were to serve a second term, he would be 72 by the time it finished, almost at retirement age.
“I was very happy to hold the office of chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, but ‘everything has its time’,” the cardinal said.
Marx has been chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference since March 2014, and has served as Archbishop of Munich and Freising since 2008.
Good riddance, Excellency. We trust that Our Lady and the Acies Ordinata played a part in your decision to do the right thing:
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From the Editor’s Desk, Michael Matt covers the latest Vatican attack on President Donald Trump.
Team Francis kicked off this election year with a Vatican conference that targeted Trump by name and the United States in general as THE number one impasse to the construction of the globalists’ new world order.
As further evidence of our ongoing contention that there's a worldwide awakening going on where Pope Francis is concerned, even the National Review is recognizing the massive infiltration of the Catholic Church that is the Francis pontificate.
The following excerpts come from a National Review article titled, Pope Francis, Wayward Shepherd:
“As the estimable Father Raymond J. de Souza pointed out in the November 28, 2019, issue of the Catholic Herald, Pope Francis has a soft spot for leftist leaders who oppress civil society in the name of social justice and solidarity with the poor...
“The Church is literally becoming secular, obsessed with political and social matters far beyond its competence. As the courageous Kazakh bishop Athanasius Schneider suggests in his new book, Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph over the Darkness of the Age, Pope Francis mainly attends to secular issues — climate change, the environment (right down to the proper disposal of plastic), immigration — and does so in an “exaggerated manner.” This “frenzied activism,” as Schneider calls it, crowds out concern for the life of the soul and the “supernatural realities” of grace, prayer, and penance.”
We don’t typically love to send our readers away from this site, but you should probably go read the rest of the article at NationalReview.com right now.
Following the embarrassing scandal over Robert Cardinal Sarah’s book on priestly celibacy, co-written by Benedict XVI, wherein Archbishop Georg Gänswein denied that Benedict was, in fact, the co-author, the Associated Press is now reporting that Gänswein has been conspicuous by his absence from Pope Francis' protocol team ever since.
In a press release yesterday, the Vatican press office denied that Gänswein, who also serves as secretary for Benedict XVI, has been officially suspended as head of Francis’ papal household by Pope Francis.
So the question is: Where is he?
Ready to get triggered? The far-left culture-vultures are at it again, and they're counting on you to be dutifully outraged.
What's up this time around? Well, something called Billy Porter—best known for his Grammy-winning performance in Broadway’s Kinky Boots and for evidently being all kinds of fierce and fabulous—will be making an agenda-driven appearance on Sesame Street.
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From a mountain top in West Virginia, Michael Matt comments on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, which is due to be released in the next week or so. The thing is evidently so radical that Cardinal Hummes sent out a secret letter to the world's bishops telling them how to make sure the Exhortation is accepted by "people of good will" and all those "in communion with Pope Francis."
In other words, if you object to this latest heterodox bombshell from Francis, you're probably not in full communion with the 'god of surprises.'
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Everything real—and I mean everything—screeches to a halt, as the nightmare of the surreal begins.