POSSE PRIEST FR. GERRY MURRAY BLASTS CANON212 FOR ‘VITUPERATIVITY!’ HOW
COULD HE SAY, “THUGCARDINAL!?” THAT’S DISRESPECCCTTTTFULLL!|
Father [Gerry Murray] objects to Frank Walker/Canon 212 calling modernist and tyrannical cardinals and popes “thug cardinals” and “thug popes.” While doing the Pints with Aquinas podcast, a part of the Professional Catholic Inc online world. Here us why he is wrong.
Francis IS a “thug pope,” and many cardinals like him ARE “thug cardinals.” That is a fact. You call them out to protect the Mystical Body of Christ, when matters get grave.
No pope or bishop has the authority to force modernism down the throats of priests, religious, men, women, and children just wanting to be Catholic. Doing that in your role as a pope or bishop does not represent the papacy or episcopate as founded by Christ. So it is fitting and effective to state that fact through the use of a name, when the purpose is to call out their gravely scandalous behavior which does not represent the divine office they hold. But instead tears down what is holy.
You know darn well Bergoglio and his ecclesial mafia are doing just that. Tearing down what is holy...
... And you know very well McCarrick for example was a “thug cardinal” and a criminal, sodomite pederast now facing prison. And that calling him such is perfectly reasonable.
How C212 writes its editorial headlines is just that, how it writes its editorial headlines. Take it or leave it. It’s de facto the main traditional Catholic (TLM-devoted) news source, whether you like it or not. But it deliberately uses sarcasm and irony, as Saints have done, as one of its methods in exposing the Rot that is the modernist establishment in the Church.
Murray, you should clarify your outright condemnations of Frank Walker
and his C212 website, otherwise you’re just participating in the
circular Catholic firing squad that is common in the “Catholic Internet
world,” which would be no better than what you are trying to object to.
Fair enough? - The Okie Traditionalist [http://okietraditionalist.blogspot.com/2022/05/why-fr-murray-is-dead-wrong-about-frank.html]
Our sarcastic SaviorWhen someone tells me that irreverence, satire and sarcasm strikes a tone that isn’t Christ-like, I wonder what Bible they’re reading. Jesus fought against an entrenched power structure and often did so with cutting satire...
.... First of all, I love that Jesus calls Herod “that fox.” Today we would call someone a fox because we considered them clever. That’s not how Jesus meant it. Foxes were solitary, destructive and unclean. Herod ruled over the Jews and feigned solidarity with them, but he was a dangerous, poisonous man who was only looking after himself. Our Lord was not speaking kindly.
This seems like a good moment to talk about tone. When Christians speak out about other Christians or authority figures, they’re often chastised. It’s as if politeness is the highest Christian virtue. Here we see Jesus summing up Herod’s character with an epithet, and if you read Paul’s letters, He’s frequently calling out people and groups (read Galatians 5, for Pete’s sake).
You cannot protect the sheep by hugging wolves. - Relevant Magazine [https://relevantmagazine.com/faith/4-times-jesus-used-sarcasm-to-make-a-point/]It
It appeared to me that an old comment by Dad29 was almost a perfect response to the complaining of Fr. Gerry Murray:
Apparently, Fr. Z thinks the best way to end the greatest crisis in the history of the Church is to be nice.
According to him, it appeared back then, that it was nice to call for less money to be given to McCarrick's pro-gay bishops network who cover-up sex abuse, but apparently he didn't think it was nice to call for their removal from the episcopate and to be laicized.
Fr. Z even thought it might be nice for Francis, which the Catholic Monitor and others have presented evidence which show that he has been involved in cover-up, to appoint a canonical Special Prosecutor who would be under Francis's influence.
He probably doesn't think it's nice for McCarrick's pro-gay bishop network to be legally prosecuted as apparently might happen in Pennsylvania and for bishops to be jailed for sex abuse cover-up and other crimes.
Scholar Fr. Chad Rippinger, P.hD., in "Introduction to the Science of Mental Health" explains what charity to our enemies or sinners means:
"[C]harity is not divorced from supernatural prudence, not only for our sake but also for the sake of our enemies or sinners. At times, the most charitable thing that can happen to a sinner is to be cut off from certain effects or manifestations of charity so that he may come to his senses about his sinful life. Extending certain effects of charity may confirm him in his sin, and thereby do him harm."
"From this we understand that charity is not merely being nice, rather niceness is the effect of charity which is extended to people based on prudential judgment. This avoids a spirit of falsity which we find in certain people who are always nice, even when their niceness is out of place, unsuitable or even false." (Page 379)
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.