Anyone ever notice that those who are really acting like Pharisees are the one constantly throwing out that epithet? I cannot be the only one. Seriously, it’s like the Catholic version of Nazi. I am here and now declaring that “One Mad Mom’s Law” applies when liberal Catholics with no valid arguments want to score points with people who don’t really know much about Catholicism, they will inevitably start parroting “Pharisees!” (Godwin has his law, now I have mine.) And, when I say “those really acting like Pharisees,” I mean the “good old liberals’ club.”
Seriously though, have you ever noticed the name calling among the clergy always comes from one side? You’ve got James Martin, SJ, with “haters” (I’ll let that go when he gets a clue!), Cardinal Maradiaga (and many more) still going with the old-school “Pharisees”, and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before someone like Fr. Rosica throws out “Alt-Right Catholics.”
So here’s the name calling of the week:
Advisor close to Pope Francis accuses dubia cardinals of ‘a new pharisaism’
April 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The leader of the Pope’s Council of Nine cardinals said the dubia cardinals haven’t read Amoris Laetitia and wondered why they haven’t “said anything about those who manufacture weapons.”
Personally, Cardinal Maradiaga is starting to sound like someone just woke him up suddenly from a nap and something very random just pops out of his mouth that has nothing to do with anything. Because, really, what in the world does a have to do with b? Nothing.
Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga made these remarks during a radio interview on March 25. Andrew Guernsey translated them at OnePeterFive.
“I think, in the first place, that they [the four cardinals] have not read Amoris Laetitia, because, unfortunately, this is the case!” said Maradiaga. “I know the four and I say that they are already in retirement…They should do something else.”
Really, Cardinal? They didn’t read Amoris Laetitia? Don’t you think that is a wee bit of a stretch? We seem to have wandered into “Let’s just throw it at the wall and see if it sticks!” mode. Also, our American dude is retired? You are 74 and he is 68. I believe someone has far more voting years left than someone else. Numbers. They’re such a hard thing. I half expect him to say “Somebody get those dern kids off me lawn!”
He criticized the cardinals who asked Pope Francis to clarify whether Amoris Laetitia is aligned with Catholic morality as Pharisees, the hypocrites in the Bible.
Remember, One Mad Mom Law. Here you go.
“How come they have not said anything about those who manufacture weapons?” asked Maradiaga. “Some are in countries that manufacture and sell weapons for all the genocide that is happening in Syria, for example. Why? I would not want to put it – shall we say – too strongly; only God knows people’s consciences and inner motivations; but, from the outside it seems to me to be a new pharisaism.”
So, the Fab Four are for the chemical attacks in Syria now?! Did they also push the button that launched them? Please. The shark has officially been jumped.
“The car of the Church has no gear to go in reverse,” continued Maradiaga. “It pulls itself forward because the Holy Spirit is not accustomed to go backwards.”
Except when it makes awkward translations…or prints Catechisms…or… The Church isn’t going “backwards.” It corrects course. It clarifies. Are you really saying the Church has never answers dubias? Could have fooled me.
He said he’s not worried about the direction of the Church because “it is not Francis, it is the Holy Spirit who guides the Church.”
So, no popes throughout history have ever done anything wrong? They have all been kept free from error in all regards? Yeah, not quite historically accurate.
In August, documents released by Wikileaks showed George Soros’ Open Society Foundation planned to work through Maradiaga to influence American Catholic bishops during the Pope’s visit to the U.S.
“We will support PICO’s organizing activities to engage the Pope on economic and racial justice issues, including using the influence of Cardinal Rodriguez, the Pope’s senior advisor,” a report from the Open Society Foundation said. PICO is a leftist community organizing group. Using Maradiaga’s influence included “sending a delegation to visit the Vatican in the spring or summer to allow him to hear directly from low-income Catholics in America.”
(If you want more details on PICO, Stephanie Block has done a great job running down all of the problems. Here’s just a tidbit: http://johntwo24-25.net/IAF%20and%20Abortion%20-%20Three%20Articles%20by%20Stephanie%20Block.pdf
In 2015, Maradiaga participated in the “shadow synod” that attacked Church teaching and contributed to the subversion of the two synods on the family.
Not entirely sure how shadowy it was. Cardinal Madariaga apparently doesn’t do stealth.
<Snip because I see no reason to quote vague statements. That’s pretty much all you’re going to get from most of the liberals in the Church on homosexuality. They’re not really fond of pointed questions and they definitely aren’t going to give pointed responses!>
The Council of Nine pledged allegiance to Pope Francis after a poster campaign in Rome and a satirical version of the Vatican newspaper were critical of the Pope in one week. German Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Council of Nine member has also said of the dubia, “the document [Amoris] is not as ambiguous as some people claim.”
OK, a couple of things here. I’m not sure who chose the “Council of Nine” moniker. Does anyone know who the “Council of Nine” were in Greek Mythology and what they gave us? Anyone? Homeschool mom here! Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Poseidon and Zeus. They gave mankind Pandora and Pandora’s Box. For those of you rusty on the story, Pandora’s curiosity got the best of her, so she opened the box and released all of the misfortunes of mankind. That’s also the name for the leaders of Church of Satan (which I just found out). How’s that for ominous???? I’m so wondering if Cardinal Pell finds himself questioning how the heck he got there because he said all of this: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-pell-on-dubia-how-can-you-disagree-with-a-question
Next, this “poster war” is bizarre. Nobody seems to know who was behind the original posters critical of the Pope, and then there was the next round in support of Pope Francis. The second round of “poster war” in support of the Holy Father was not put out by a Catholic group but by the “Global Tolerance Initiative.” This guy, Shaikh Mohammed, is behind the group:
Might I point out that the UAE doesn’t have the best record on women’s right nor tolerance towards homosexuals? Just a tad bit hypocritical. What’s even more bizarre is that it happened right around the same time this guy was appointed to the Vatican Communications office:
Let’s see what happens when you put the two together…
What does this have to do with anything? Not much, but I’ve been dying to find a place to put this when I stumbled across this pictures in close proximity. The resemblance in both hypocrisy and look was uncanny. I just can’t help myself! Seriously! Brothers from another mother!