It also explored some of the ambiguity in the language used by Pope Francis and and post synodal documents he has authorized. Three weeks later, Ratzinger had sent a letter to every bishop in the Catholic world reminding them of the norms and insisting on their implementation. Everything the late Victorians and Edwardians believed would bring human happiness has been achieved: Technology has made it so no one needs to work for a living, the social sciences ensure a smooth-running social order, and, in the name of tolerance, religious beliefs have been uprooted and eliminated except for a single holdout - a largely discredited and rapidly shrinking Catholic Church. I see them and I know them…. Lots of inside info and facts about the current Pope, his supporters, his background in Argentina, his election, his pontifical style.
She reproaches him for his dissolute life and begs him to have Masses said in her name. And while he may be a gifted politician within his limits, the Catholic Church requires higher talents than those of a Peronist party boss. He makes the claim, quoting Cardinal , that Pope Francis deliberately stacked the Synod with prelates who agreed with his view. Plus, check out taking you from no blog to a blog in about five minutes! Also discussed are the Vatican's interventions in the cases of the , the and the firing of three members of the which Cardinal protested against. If you're interested in the truth about what's going on in the Vatican, read this book. If your trust in the track record of the traditional media ability to guive us unbious reports of people and events has not been shaken in the last while then this book is not for you, it will read as Where there's smoke there's fire This is an important book for those Catholics, or not, that are surprised by a book with this title referring to none other then Pope Francis.
Where there's smoke there's fire This is an important book for those Catholics, or not, that are surprised by a book with this title referring to none other then Pope Francis. American churches are beset by a rapidly secularizing culture, the departure of young people, and watered-down pseudo-spirituality. The jolly, smiling, waving, baby-kissing, poor-loving, man-of-the-people, media darling? Did I know he was going to be Pope? B is a native of Toronto and has degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Toronto. In the case of Godfried Danneels, implicated in some way in about 50 of 475 dossiers on clerical sexual abuse allegations that mysteriously disappeared after evidence seized by Belgian police was inexplicably declared inadmissible in court, this comparison transcends analogy. The writing is clear and concise, as is the narration.
All this goes on unabated by Francis. As the world seemed to rejoice that a new Jesuit, liberal pope was selected, I was skeptical. It is not surprising that, on being elected Pope, Francis made efforts to get his hands on the existing copies of the document, and the original filed in the official Jesuit archives in Rome has disappeared. The book consists of six chapters that detail the context as well as the behavior of the current papacy, beginning with a look at the justly maligned St. The Dictator Pope Kindle Locations 636-652. But in the book, it is very tough keeping track of everyone.
But to Catholics in the pews, his pontificate is a source of alienation. For someone who emphasized his transparency and mercy, there are lots of secrets with this pope and his inner circle. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat, and he seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. I'll be curious to see how this measures up to them. If these sound like thuggish tactics, the book wastes no time in confirming that this pope — and those who support him — are not at all above such things. Sire writes from a conservative Catholic view and that should be kept in mind. The Dictator Pope discloses that Father Jorge Bergoglio the future Pope Francis was so unsuited for ecclesiastical leadership that the head of his own Jesuit order tried to prevent his appointment as a bishop in Argentina.
If your trust in the track record of the traditional media ability to guive us unbious reports of people and events has not been shaken in the last while then this book is not for you, it will read as some crazy rant by someone set in doing a character assassination. After Sire was revealed to be the author, the leadership of the Knights of Malta, now under Fra , suspended Sire's membership and distanced themselves from his critique of Pope Francis. Sire, has done a far job in describing, ideologically and psychologically, what makes the Holy Father tick. It collapses before a president whose response to troublemakers beyond the Rio Grande is to build a wall against them. However, as time as gone on and I've seen the changes he's made and the people and teachings he seems to implicitly but not explicitly promote, this has been harder to do. It is becoming a frequent occurrence that the book offers some new insight, or ties together pieces of information I already knew in a way that helps me better connect the puzzle in my head. Bergoglio can only be understood for what he is; a rather low intelligence former bouncer from Buenos Aires, who came to power almost by accident as the front man for far more cunning and intelligent Western European Germanic liberal clerics who had been pushing their agenda for some time, namely: Cardinal Danneels and Cardinal Kasper.
Allying himself with the most corrupt elements in the Vatican, Francis rules by fear. Many of the things that have left me scratching my head in recent months make perfect, clear sense now. Those around him, beginning with Cardinal Parolin, told him that Donald Trump had no hope of winning, and on Francis' orders the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See helped finance Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The Dictator Pope Kindle Locations 628-635. He strikes me as a man who lives in ambiguity and with a lack of accountability. I wouldn't have called myself a fan of Pope Francis, but I generally liked him and figured he was at least a good man.
I am only a third of the way through it and will update later, but the author exposes the shocking moral corruption in the Curia and elsewhere. From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter, a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his church was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. Perón was a uniter, Bergoglio a divider. Are their criticisms warranted, or do they go too far? Those who are shocked to hear Francis described as a dictator would not question the fact that he is the most politically minded pope to come to the throne for many centuries. The author then turns to the crookedness of the path that Francis has taken and his generally deceptive and secretive ways 4.