Well, folks, it’s been an exhausting ride this past week. I’d like to offer some concluding thoughts on what has just transpired.
1. Too old – I’m getting too damn old for this stuff. Yeah, yeah, I know, Jesus and the boat and the storm. I get it, but I worry, OK?
2. Proud to be Catholic – I’m so very grateful to God I was baptized Catholic. We can see today how most of organized and even disorganized Christianity is capitulating to the Gay Jackboot. The Catholic Church alone remains the only world-wide force against this unspeakable evil that is Sodom Incorporated. For my decent Christian and non-Christian friends who are not Catholic, I ask you once again to examine the claims of the Catholic Church and consider joining her. Together we are stronger. And as you can see from this episode, even with a Pope who is going in a different direction, the Holy Spirit still protects the Church’s doctrinal and pastoral witness against error. That’s gotta count for something.
3. Pope Francis – Pope Francis’s concluding speech doesn’t make what he has done alright. And it doesn’t make me trust him any more. It has not been his finest hour. His actions and words (or lack of them) have left me suspicious of his motives. (And please, don’t tell me there is not sufficient evidence for this belief). And I know that many of you are thinking the same thing but are not saying it. That’s OK. Don’t say it. You don’t have to. Maybe it’s better that you don’t. I’ll say it. As a Catholic, you are not a brain-dead zombie. The Pope is not God. He is not an oracle. He is not necessarily chosen by the Holy Spirit. Most of the time, he’s not chosen but only tolerated. He is a sinner and he has his own agenda, as all Popes do. Believe it or not, sometimes those agendas are, in fact, against the Gospel. The Popes in past centuries erred and fornicated around. Please don’t fall into the error of believing that you’re so special that all of the Popes in your lifetime must be pristine. Read about Honorius today, if you don’t know his story. It might come in handy if Pope Francis keeps doing what he is doing. He might suffer the same fate. And remember, if you were required to bow your knee at every imprudent, off-the-cuff, loose cannon interview the Pope ever makes, then we really didn’t need Vatican I, did we? It would be a moot point.
4. Vatican II – If you’re traddy, listen up. Vatican II was a train wreck in many ways. In fact, as I was out doing errands today, I was very fearful that we would have another Vatican II moment in the final Relatio with ambiguous phrases and texts that were so wide you could drive a Mack truck through them. But that didn’t happen this time around, for the most part. The Synod Fathers made sure that those contentious issues on marriage and homosexuality were removed COMPLETELY so as to not give the progressives a foothold. Now then, and note well, my dear friend: what we have here is what we call a Vatican II moment that saved our collective arses. In mid-week, I predicted that the bishops would rescue us from the minority position and the Pope’s own position. And that is exactly what happened. Now for all of the anti-collegiality slant that traddies hold, this whole episode perhaps can be a Eureka moment for you. Synodal collegiality worked and we should be gratetful. I know it expanded my horizons and perspective and I am so grateful for the Africans, even if Cardinal KKKasper is not.
5. Kardinal Kasper – And speaking of Cardinal Kasper, his disgraceful comments against the African bishops were something to behold. Consider, dear reader, what would have happened to that poor reporter’s reputation if he had not caught the kkkardinal on audio? His career and his livelihood might have been over in a Francis moment. Yes indeed. Just like that. Because who in the establishment would believe a lowly reporter over a Prince of the Church? You think about that long and hard. What if that reporter had a family to support? What kind of synod was this again? Oh yeah…it was about supporting families. Oh, yes, and lest I forget this uncomfortable fact for you all who still have problems with #3 above….Cardinal Kasper will still be Pope Francis’s golden boy and he will still carry the Progressive gauntlet into next year’s deliberations as we consider again all of the elements of sanctification found in the relationships which involve adultery and sodomy. The other guy – the guy who was responsible for ensuring that the Church was run by adults and not by rebellious horny teenagers – is being put out to pasture in Malta. That would be Cardinal Burke who left his guts out there on the altar to ensure marriage remained pure and undefiled. Anyhow, one of these gentlemen told you the uncomfortable and inconvenient truths about the tricks going on at the Synod, while the other guy told you lies about what he said about uppity black men with mitres. Kasper will be with the Pope at his right hand. And the other guy will be the proverbial Pharisee when Francis decides it’s time to crap on those poor lawyers and pharisees…yet again. Does this not bother you…even just a little?
6. Vigilance – What he said. This ain’t over. And if you think it is, well you dumb, bro’. Gay will never give up.
7. Michael Coren – Hey Mike, you owe Damian Goddard an apology and everyone else you called a hatey-hater.