Life Site News posted an interesting article by the eminent Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons entitled, Exploring the excessive anger at St. John Paul II.
Based upon decades of extensive clinical experience, Dr. Fitzgibbons observes:
As we follow the continuous succession of ambiguous statements from the Vatican, it’s troubling to see the obvious anger expressed toward St. John Paul II and his teaching. This anger is not expressed in a clear and direct manner, but rather in an anger of the passive-aggressive type, i.e., anger expressed in a covert or masked way. This anger has been manifested primarily by ignoring his work, much as a spouse expresses anger in marriage by the silent treatment.
Specifically, Dr. Fitzgibbons is referring to “the deliberate ignoring of Familiaris Consortio in the recent Synods on the Family and in the exhortation following, Amoris Laetitia.”
Citing Francis’ recent approval of the Buenos Aires bishops’ directive “welcoming (in however restricted a fashion) to Communion those who are living in mortal sin,” Dr. Fitzgibbons said:
Pope Francis claimed this action is supported by chapter eight in Amoris Laetitia. This position, however, directly opposes St. John Paul II’s merciful writing on this sensitive issue in Familiaris Consortio, n. 84, and 2,000 years of Church teaching, which forbid such a practice.
Dr. Fitzgibbons went on to say, “The passive-aggressive anger against St. John Paul II’s legacy is difficult to understand.”
Now, I’m no psychiatrist, but I think I can explain what’s going on here.
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others’ feelings. People affected by it often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power or success, or about their appearance. (cf Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5, pp. 645, 669–72)
Does this sound like anyone in particular? Like perhaps a certain Argentinian in white who never seems to tire of romancing the lens of the Humblecam, is rarely more content than when a live microphone is in his hand, and cannot berate those who think differently than himself nearly enough?
Narcissism, however, is just the tip of the iceberg.
According to the late psychologist Dr. Theodore Millon, who is best known for his work on personality disorders, among the personality traits exhibited by narcissists are “calculating, ruthless, rancorous, biting, merciless, desires revenge.” (cf Disorders of Personality: DSM-IV-TM and Beyond, p. 393)
Again, sound familiar? Like perhaps the man who masterminded the dog and pony shows known as Extraordinary Synod 2014 and Ordinary Synod 2015 only to arrive at a predetermined outcome, destroyed a thriving religious order for daring to exhibit “Crypto-Lefebvrean tendencies,” has hurled more degrading insults at tradition-minded Catholics than one could ever even begin to count, and ran a certain American Cardinal out of the Curia for questioning the doctrinal weight of Evangelii Gaudium?
As spot-on as the diagnosis of Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been thus far, the one personality trait that stands out from all the rest as described by Dr. Millon is simply this: hateful.
As I wrote nearly 18 months ago: Francis hates the Catholic faith. Period. End of discussion.
No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
What is mammon?
Mammon is typically considered to mean “riches,” and more specifically, that in which one puts undue stock; even to the point of making of said riches an object of devotion.
Though “mammon” most often calls to mind money, that’s not necessarily the case.
In the verses preceding Mt. 6:24, Our Lord gives a lengthy discourse wherein He offers three examples of “hypocrites” who have “received their reward;” namely, men who practice piety, give alms, and fast in such way as to win the acclaim of others.
With this understanding in mind, can there be any doubt that Francis loves the mammon of worldly acclaim?
Francis enjoys immense, indeed unprecedented popularity among heathens, Jews, Muslims, homos and heretics, and not without reason.
And let’s not be naïve; it most certainly isn’t because he strikes an image of Jesus Christ that is so clear and compelling as to be irresistible; far from it!
No serious observer will contend that Francis is beloved for his intrepidness in teaching the one true faith. Rather, it is most certainly the case that he is loved by so many for the exact opposite reason; he hates the one true faith and has been undermining it from nearly the moment he stepped foot on the loggia at St. Peter’s over three years ago.
This much is entirely evident if one simply allows the man to speak for himself.
So, to those sincere souls who still feel compelled to “figure out” the complexities of Francis vis-à-vis his deeply disturbing words and deeds, I say labor no more.
The impetus for his behavior is at once exceedingly simple and immensely tragic:
Francis hates the Catholic faith.
Another excellent article, thank you. I’m so glad you included the comment about Bergoglio NOT being an image of Christ. It seems to me that the only ones who see him as Christ-like are those who do not know Christ.
When I read yet another story about Jorge Bergoglio, the words: “Get behind me, Satan” ring in my ears.
At this stage of his Pontificate PF must surely be culpable of Ecclesiastical Treason. He has done nothing to uphold the Deposit of Faith, Magisterium or Tradition of the CC but actively opposes the very essence of Catholicism as taught for nigh two thousand years. He surrounds himself with infidels & Soros activists while indulging in name-calling anyone who disagrees with him, even though they are upholding the True Faith & he isn’t. If he cannot do the job he was elected to do then he is not fit for purpose & MUST be replaced, so why are the Hierarchy dragging their collective feet?
Ana, what you have said is VERY true. However, I doubt that he will be replaced by the Hierarchy that put him there. Also, who would they elect to replace him? A Cardinal who voted for Bergoglio? Would that mean more of the same or worse? Sorry for the questions, especially since I have no answers.
Card. Jorge Bergoglio, who “laughed only
when he defeated his opponent,” who “never forgot an
insult,” who was a “hard master, closed, tyrannical,
more feared than loved,” “tender with enemies yet brutal
with his brothers,” once he became “Bishop of
Rome,” suddenly begin to kiss children?. http://padrepioandchiesaviva.com/uploads/Antipope_en_OKfinal.pdf
Ana, a valid pope cannot be replaced by the hierarchy, as a valid pope has no earthly peers and therefore cannot be judged by any sort of council here on earth. The crux then of course, is what exactly is a “valid” pope.
Peronism is, if anything, about mammon and is what binds Argentina and Germany together:
LV has been reading Ann Barnhardt.
Apparently Rich knows better than the saints, theologians, and Doctors of the Church. You’ve never seriously studied any real anti-sedevantist work, have you, Rich?
What is going on here is the predictable actions of all revolutionaries. The ends always justify the means and that includes turning against anyone who the current power-holders believe no longer serves the revolution.
JPII did his part for the revolution but was still stuck in the past in some ways so his teachings that are not clearly Modernist, or against the perennial teachings of the Church, have to be ignored or overturned.
One of the most far-reaching of his Modernist successes was that he was canonized through his own rules, making a mockery of all previous Saints and martyrs. But what a success it was. Next in line is the heretic Paul VI and the Novus Ordo presbyter in France killed by the practioner’s of the religion of peace, Islam, which will cement into the minds of the flock that one can be a prolific, public sinner (JPII who prayed to and worshipped false gods) and do absolutely nothing but get killed while practicing a false religion that respects and honors another false religion.
The revolution proceeds at top speed now with the Marxist heretic in charge.
Please tell me specifically how it is possible to call a VALID pope to trial on a charge of heresy (you cant). Why bring up sedevacantism as it has nothing whatsoever to do with what we are discussing? Again, please back up your contention as to how in the world a true pope can be put on trial for heresy; instead of the clownish response to me, tell Ana how this impossibility is somehow possible.
St. Francis of Assisi Prophecy:
“A Man, not Canonically Elected, will be raised to the Pontificate… In those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a Destroyer”
Thank you, ock. Did Bergoglio take the name Francis for this saint because he knew he was fulfilling this prophecy? Did he also take this name because he was “rebuilding the Church” in the image of man? There is more to Bergoglio than meets the eye……and NONE of it is good!
I can’t even begin to imagine what the final straw in all of this will be. What exactly does Jorge have to do for someone, anyone out there in heirarchy land to muster up the courage to confront him, become the official head of the UN one world religion?
First of all we cannot be sure he IS a valid Pope. Secondly, if a warrant for the arrest of PB re the Child Abuse Scandal is keeping him locked-up in the Vatican, why cannot another warrant for the civil arrest of PF on charges of impersonation leading to heresy, blasphemy, incitement to overturn Doctrine etc. etc. be laid against him. If he put his foot outside Vatican City he will be subject to the laws of another jurisdiction. It would keep him from attending Lund. Also, his supporters could be likewise charged for aiding & abetting him. Pope Paul IV in his Papal Bull deals with the validity of a prelate or Pope in the event of heresy or apostasy & this must be adhered to in perpetuity. If all the Hierarchy as well as the Pope are heretics then members of the clergy & laity must feel enabled to call a halt by whatever means – even if this might seem to go against our respect for the Papal Office. If a non -valid person is holding that Office & the entire Hierarchy continues to uphold him in his apostasy, such action is completely justifiable.
Don’t possessed people often have anger? Like all the time? I’m no expert but that’s what I have read and what I heard the late Fr. Malachi Martin say is one of the signs.
How about this one Ock “toward the end of the usurper’s reign, the Pope will die and he will have for his successor a young Pope, and it will be under him that the restoration will take place…
~ Abbe Souffrant, the Cure of Maumusson 1828
Who could this “usurper” be?
Yes. I asked when Louie was going to join AB in recognizing this antipope several weeks ago. He’s getting closer all the time. Is there any way that Bergoglio is really pope if he isn’t even Catholic anymore? Yeah, I know all about the, “Well a council has to formally charge, blah, blah, blah…” but that means nothing to millions who are watching what they think is the Church going down the drain. Does everyone here recognize how blessed we are to have been able to get into one of the lifeboats of the remnant?