Sammons' 1P5: "We should Distance ourselves from Francis the Man...to Love Francis the Pope" vs. St. Francis de Sales: "Condemn things that need Condemnation”
"I would compare this evil deed of the Pope towards the Chinese Catholics to the kissing of Jesus by Judas. I am ashamed that nobody among the high ranked Cardinals has dared to protest." - Catholic Monitor commenter Jac
“To avoid the vice of slander we must not favor, flatter, or cherish vice. We must freely and frankly speak evil of evil and condemn things that need condemnation.” - St. Francis de Sales
Today, Eric Sammons' One Peter Five did not "condemn things that need condemnation":
Instead, what I mean is that we should distance ourselves from Francis the man, so that we can come to love Francis the pope. As G.K. Chesterton once said, “love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.”
This does not mean looking past his errors, or pretending that everything he says is somehow orthodox; not at all. Rather, we should pay no mind to the things he says—as far as we can help it. [https://onepeterfive.com/can-we-love-pope-francis/]
Instead, we should as St. Augustine said "Love the sinner and hate the sin." We should love Francis the man and pray for his conversion and hate the sins that he commits in his official position as a shepherd in the Church.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gave his life for his flock.
What is a bad shepherd like?
He is a like a hired gun who will betray his sheep like Judas.
Last year, Thomist scholar Dr. Taylor Marshall who heads the New Saint Thomas
Institute in his YouTube channel said the Francis Vatican's biggest
concern in 2020 is "money" because their money sources such as in the
United States and other places are drying up.
Marshall stated that the Francis deal with China which betrayed the Chinese Catholic underground Church is about "money":
"They are worried they are going to lose all the money... [their] striking the deal with China is a way to get money from China."
(Taylor Marshall.com, "When Pope Francis Slapped Woman's Hand: Predictions," 49:18- 49:50)
Anyone who has studied the murderous history of the totalitarian regime
of China is hard pressed to not call that dictatorship: evil.
It is a very sad commentary on the current moral situation of the Catholic Church to observe the Francis Vatican's apparent collaboration with China is possibly "a way to get money from China."
As Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate so it appears that China's Catholics will suffered under Pope Francis.
Were Pilate's hands innocent of the blood of Jesus after he washed his hands in water?
Are Francis's hands innocent of the Chinese victim's blood to come after his so-called "diplomatic action to dialogue?"
In 2018, the Vatican spokesperson for the Francis, Greg Burke in a statement asserted that Francis has been "in detail" informed about everything happening in China directly by the Secretariat of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. The January 30 statement said:
"[T]he Pope is in constant contact with his collaborators, in particular in the Secretariat of State, on Chinese issues, and is informed by them faithfully and in detail on the situation of the Catholic Church in China.” [https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/despite-regrettable-reports-francis-is-well-informed-on-china-vatican-says-29546]
Is the Francis/Parolin action a scandal as well as profoundly immoral and wicked?
Would it be evil if Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin in a "diplomatic action to dialogue with Herod" handed Jesus, Mary and Joseph over to the well known king and mass murderer?
In 2016, Cardinal Joseph Zen said it best on what the Francis/Parolin "diplomatic action to dialogue" with the Chinese Communist regime means:
"[T]oday would our diplomats advise Joseph to go and humbly beg for dialogue with Herod?"
(OnePeterFive, "The Wisdom of Cardinal Zen," January 29, 2018)
The National Review's Michael Dougherty allowed a underground Catholic to explain what the papal "diplomatic action" means to those who are being handed over to the Chinese regime:
"Everybody, and I mean everybody, knows someone who was murdered, or tortured, or disappeared to defend the principle that was just abandoned."
(National Review, The Vatican's Deal with China: What to make of the Cardinal Parolin's Diplomacy," January 23, 2018)
Even the middle of the road, always cautious, Robert Royal said:
"I've never encountered more brazen and manipulative liars than Communist Chinese officials responsible for relations with religious believers... a regime that we can be sure will not respect the freedom of the Church since it doesn't respect the freedom and dignity of its own people."
(Catholic Thing, "The China Syndrome," January 29, 2018)
The internationally recognized authority on China, who lived and did research in the country, Steven Mosher said on the "horrors" he "witnessed in China":
"On a scale of evil from one to ten, this was a ten... absolute evil... Crosses are currently being ripped off the top of churches, and home church leaders are being arrested and tortured... Any political party that will kill 400 million of its own unborn citizens... will stop at nothing to achieve its goals."
(Church Militant, "China Expert Steven Mosher: Regime Poses 'Mortal Challenge' to US Interests," November 27, 2017)
Can anyone argue that the Francis/Parolin handing over of the Chinese Catholics to the torturing and murdering Communist regime is not a profound scandal and an immoral action?
Can anyone argue that it is not a scandal and evil action against the Chinese Catholics?
A commenter on the Catholic Monitor called Jac said:
"I would compare this evil deed of the Pope towards the Chinese Catholics to the kissing of Jesus by Judas. I am ashamed that nobody among the high ranked Cardinals has dared to protest."
Stop for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He wants you to do now and next. In this silence remember God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost - Three Divine Persons yet One God, has an ordered universe where you can know truth and falsehood as well as never forget that He wants you to have eternal happiness with Him as his son or daughter by grace. Make this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading anything here or anywhere else on the Internet.
of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt
the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church
in such a situation:
"[T]he Pope... WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)
Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."
- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html
- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html
- LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial
weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:
The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"
- On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:
"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."
- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:
"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents."
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.
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