In January, Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register reported that plans were underway for a “major international conference to examine ways to resolve the current crisis of division in the Church,” with additional focus on “papal infallibility.”
Ever since, it seems, hope and expectations have been running high about the mysterious event, and in some surprising quarters.
Pentin recently provided some additional details, writing:
The April 7 meeting will be on the theme: “Catholic Church: Where Are You Heading?” Its subtitle, “Only a blind man can deny that there is great confusion in the Church,” is taken from comments Cardinal Caffarra made in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Foglio in January 2017.
Yes, and only a neo-conservative fool expects this conference to be anything other than an ineffectual dog-n-pony show; yet one more gathering of handwringing clerical eunuchs who haven’t the guts to actually defend their flock from the Bergoglian wolf; much less identify the blasphemous heretic by name.
In fact, a better subtitle would be: Hell in a handbasket
And this in spite of having its very own Patron Saint, whom Michael Matt at the Remnant identified as “a powerful heavenly ally in Cardinal Caffarra.”
Don’t laugh. I think he’s serious.
Mr. Matt went on to say:
Perhaps His Eminence—one of the original “dubia cardinals”—is still working in Rome even now, trying to save the Church from the Modernists who have her by the throat. Let us pray that whatever it is, this conference will be imbued with the spirit of Carlo Cardinal Caffarra.
And here you thought the conciliarists in the church-of-man were the only ones engaging in fake canonizations!
On a more serious note – pray for Cardinal Caffarra, a neo-conservative at heart who, in spite of showing signs of genuine holiness, was a man-of-the-council who did precious little to actually oppose the modernists when he was alive.
In any case, when the conference was first announced back in January, our take was a little different than that of America’s oldest traditional Catholic newspaper. (Perhaps it is time for some new blood. More on that soon, I promise. Stay tuned.)
When the big conference was first announced, it seemed clear enough to me even then that the organizers of the event, in spite of any good intentions, are among the most gravely disoriented of all.
If there was ever even a shred of doubt on this point, Pentin’s latest report removes it.
The organizers say the afternoon conference will explore the limits of papal authority as well as seek ways to overcome the division in the Church, exacerbated by what many see as pastoral and doctrinal confusion on key moral issues largely emanating from differing interpretations of Chapter VIII of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.
Ah, yes… it’s all about those rascally differing interpretations; i.e., we must come to agreement on what it really means to say that God asks us to persist in mortal sin, that Christian marriage is just an ideal, and that the Divine Law is much too difficult for some of us to keep amid the concrete circumstances of our daily lives.
And how might that agreement be achieved?
Pentin further reported:
Also discussed will be the leadership roles of the “People of God,” and how the faithful should be consulted on matters of doctrine.
We’ll take a straw poll!
Petnin closed his report with the following hopeful news:
The conference will end with a declaration —a profession of faith on points of doctrine and morality that are most controversial today. It will be proposed for the whole Church and be issued as coming from the voice of “baptized and confirmed members of the People of God.”
So there you have it, folks:
The Catholic Church is daily being led further and further away from Christ by a raging heretic posing as the Roman Pontiff, and rather than simply relying upon such things as the infallible decrees of the Council of Trent that plainly anathematize the man, a bunch of conservatives, imbued with the spirit of Cardinal Caffarra, are going to “propose to the whole Church” a declaration in the name of the peanut gallery.
Saint Carlo of Bologna, pray for us!
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