Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pope Francis Quotes

Yesterday’s Vortex (May 6) provides us with some great quotes from our Holy  Father. Here they are:

“You cannot find Jesus outside the Church ... It is the Mother Church who gives us Jesus, who gives us the identity that is not only a seal, it is a belonging..”

“But when we start to cut down the Faith, to negotiate Faith, a little like selling it to the highest bidder, we take the path of apostasy, of disloyalty to the Lord.”

“These Christians are not united in the Church, they do not walk in God's presence, they don’t have the security of the Holy Spirit, they do not make up the Church… to quote the words of Jesus in Revelation, 'lukewarm Christians'. The indifference that is in the Church ... They walk only in the presence of common sense common sense ... that worldly prudence.”

“.. if we do not profess Jesus Christ, things go wrong. We may become a charitable NGO, but not the Church, the Bride of the Lord … When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness .. we may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord.”

Here’s the Vortex, with the script below.


The script:

When the Holy Father was elected – can you believe it was almost two months ago already – MSNBC loud mouth commentator and fake Catholic Chris Matthews said the following in part:

"Let me start tonight with the election of the new Pope. It brings with it a great hope, and not just for Catholics. It promises a progressive church and economic justice. Francis 1 is a Jesuit from Argentina. He is known for throwing off trappings and perks of power, living in a small apt, taking a bus to work. The new Pope has said things about capitalism and its failure to deliver economic justice that could drive the right wing nuts crazy.”

Pause here now for loud laughter.

Yep, that’s exactly what progressive liberal non-thinkers always want to do: portray reality in an unrealistic way. This was part of the hijacking process that the Matthews-type media tried to do immediately with the new Pope.

And totally off topic for a moment .. has anyone seen Chris Matthews taking the bus and living in a rinky-dink apartment and giving back all those expensive suits paid for by his network .. I mean if he thinks that’s so great, why doesn’t he do it? Just askin’.

But back to the point, Pope Francis is continuing to disappoint the liberal spin machine. Just recently he made a most decidedly Catholic claim:

“You cannot find Jesus outside the Church ... It is the Mother Church who gives us Jesus, who gives us the identity that is not only a seal, it is a belonging..”

What a divisive thing to say. My oh my! There goes yet another pope, being Catholic and all that. See, the liberal media has no idea what to do with a comment like, other than ignore. The media however should take their cue from liberal Catholics who could spin that so furiously, it would look like a Tasmanian devil by the time they were done with it.

But at the end of the day, the Pope means exactly what he says. The Catholic Church is the means for finding Jesus Christ and incorporating us into Him. That doesn’t sound very 1960’s era ecumenical, and it certainly doesn’t fit the sputum poured forth by the American Patriotic Church and its agenda to be the Church of Nice.

But it is what it is. A decidedly – not to mention refreshingly – NON-vague insistence on what the Catholic Church is. But those aren’t the only comments, homilies and remarks the Holy Father has made that are Catholic. In challenging Catholics to be more stalwart and rigid, yes rigid in their faith he said:

“But when we start to cut down the Faith, to negotiate Faith, a little like selling it to the highest bidder, we take the path of apostasy, of disloyalty to the Lord.”

Did you hear that seminary formation teams. BAM!

About lukewarm Catholics he said:

“These Christians are not united in the Church, they do not walk in God's presence, they don’t have the security of the Holy Spirit, they do not make up the Church… to quote the words of Jesus in Revelation, 'lukewarm Christians'. The indifference that is in the Church ... They walk only in the presence of common sense common sense ... that worldly prudence.”

BAM!

And at his first Mass, he said point blank to the cardinals who has just elected him the day before:

“.. if we do not profess Jesus Christ, things go wrong. We may become a charitable NGO, but not the Church, the Bride of the Lord … When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness .. we may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord.”

Wait for it… BAM!

See…how do liberals talk about this? What can they say? Sure, they can hang on every word that the Pope says about poverty while ignoring these things, but they paint an incomplete – WILDLY incomplete – picture of him and his message. But hey, that never stopped the media liberals before.

So our modernist friends are caught in a trap of their own devising… the phrase hoist by their petard comes to mind.

Liberals in the Church – like for example Fr. Thomas Rosica, who heads up Salt and
Light TV from Canada – was all aglow with the election of Francis, saying that things in the Vatican changed instantly with his election… over night.

He would of course like to join with his secular counterparts like Chris Matthews in painting a picture of vast difference between Benedict and Francis , because of the sneaky implication that beyond style, something of substance will change as well: a little extra dash of ecumenism here , a little shared Holy Communion there.

Well, do people like Fr. Rosica and Chris Matthews REALLY think that all that much has changed now? Pope Francis talk like a pope – like the successor to St. Peter. You can easily imagine Peter saying there is no finding Jesus outside the Church – that it is impossible.

And when Pope Francis echoes those sentiments and states them plainly…well, what are poor liberals to do, other than ignore those comments and really really hope he comes out soon and says something about poverty.

It’s funny that because of his name, Benedict the 16th was nicknamed B-16…like the bomber; because when you listen to the bombs exploding everywhere these days in the
Church, they’re being dropped by Pope Francis.

God Bless the Holy Father.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy your quotes collection. Thanks for sharing!!

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