Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pope Francis and Nihilism

Does Pope Francis believe that there is no "possibility of an objective basis for truth" and that there is no objective meaning or reality? (Dictionary.com definitions of nihilism)

The nihilist Michel de Certeau believed in all of the above.

The present Pope considers him the eminent modern theologian. Francis said:

"For me, de Certeau is still the greatest theologian for today." (onepeterfive.com, March 8, 2016, "Pope Francis Reveals His Mind to Private Audience")

De Certeau in his greatest book "Heterologies" said:

"It is not Mr. Foucault who is making fun of domains of knowledge... It is history that is laughing at them. It plays tricks on the teleologists who take themselves to be the lieutenants of meaning. A meaninglessness of history." ("Heterologogies," Pages 195-196)

Historian Keith Windschuttle shows that the Pope's favorite modern theologian is a radical who thinks that there there is no outside reality. Windschuttle wrote:

"Of all the French theorists... de Certeau is the most radical. He is critical of the poststructuralist Foucault for his use of documentary evidence and of Derrida for the way he privileges the practice of writing. For de Certeau, writing is a form of oppression... he argues... writing itself constitutes the act of colonisation..."

"Like both structuralist and poststructuralist theorists, de Certeau subscribes to the thesis that we have access only to our language and not to any real, outside world..."

"De Certeau claims that writing can never be objective. Its status is no different from that of fiction. So, because history is a form of writing, all history is also fiction." ("The Killing of History," Pages 31-34)

To be continued...,

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Liberal: Hypocrite Pope Francis's "Smiling Face" for Leftist Dictators Shows Acceptance

Liberal Fabiolas Santiago who has "been critical of Trump" said that President Trump "got what he deserved: the cold shoulder" from the Pope.

In a article for the Miami Herald Santiago said Francis had a "smiling face" for dictators and a disdainful face for the President, but no "matter how I dislike President Trump... he was democratically elected. "

In the article he wrote:

I like Pope Francis, but when it comes to strongmen, he plays the hypocrite card..."

"But the Cuban and Venezuelan people desperately need his moral authority... Pope Francis' warmth toward the Castros, seen under the light of the Trump scorn, sends a message to the world that their rule is acceptable. " (Miami Herald, May 26, 2017, "If only Pope Francis treated dictators with the disdain he showed President Trump")


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oscar the Grouch Maradiaga's Bizarre Rant "Signals Desperation" says Vatican Expert

A Vatican expert who has met Pope Francis told me:

"There's an old saying: the the louder they scream, the scare-der they are. This applies to Oscar the Grouch."

"Maradiaga's unprovoked, caustic, low blow at Burke is simply bizarre, but it signals to me that they are losing their popularity. Oscar's rant signals desperation. He senses the wind is shifting away from the merciful Pope."

"The fact that Burke is still around, gaining traction and the voice of the Resistance is infuriating them."

According to the source who wishes to remain anonymous, "Francis is very thin skinned." The "series of Resistance conferences in Rome's steps" and the "band of bloggers" is getting "under his skin."

The Vatican expert's advice to the Resistance and the band of bloggers:

"Keep the heat on."




Sunday, May 21, 2017

Is Pope Francis a Heretic like Pope Honorius who was Condemned by a General Council and by Pope St. Agatho and Pope St. Leo II?

The Catholic Encyclopedia said of Honorius that he "was not a profound theologian, and allowed himself to be confused and mislead." (edwardfeser.blogspot, December 18, 2016, "Denial flows into the Tiber")

Theologian Tracey Rowland wrote that Pope Francis before the papacy said "I can't imagine anything more boring" than Fundamental Theology. She quoted Ross Douthat saying:

"Francis is clearly a less systematic thinker than...his predecessors" to the papacy. (Catholic Theology, page 192)

In other words, the present Pope is not a profound theologian and can allow himself to be confused and mislead like the earlier Pope.

Pope Honorius wrote a ambiguous document to please the Monothelitist heretics, but not clearly contradicting Catholic teaching.

He then allowed the heresy to spread and confuse the faithful.

The heretics taught Jesus had only a Divine will.

The Church teaching is that Jesus has both a human will and a Divine will.

Francis wrote a ambiguous document, Amoris Laetitia, to please those promoting the Kasperite error, but not clearly contradicting Catholic teaching.

He then allowed the error to spread and confuse the faithful.

The Kasperites teach that those in adulterous sexually active second "marriages" could continue to commit objective mortal sin and receive Holy Communion without reforming their sinful habits.

The Kasperites argue there might not be a objective mortal sin because subjectively one might not know it is a sin so they may receive Communion.

The Church counters the Kasperite subjective argument by teaching that those committing any objective mortal sins such as adultery or homosexual sexual acts who are subjectively unaware of the gravity of the sins must have their conscience formed.

The sinner is informed of the Catholic moral teachings that adultery or any homosexual sexual acts are gravely sinful.

After their conscience is formed then the person must confess the sins and make a firm resolution not to commit the sins before receiving Communion.

An example, of how absurd is the Kasper proposal is murder.

By their argument, the murderer could continue murdering and receive Communion so long as he didn't objectively know murder was a mortal sin.

Theologian Rowland shows how profoundly erroneous is Francis's promotion of the Kasper proposal:

"Kasper's arguments based on alleged Patristic-era antecedents were heavily criticised by eminent Patristic scholars, and... the idea was strongly opposed by both of his papal predecessors." (Catholic Theology, page 196)

Will Francis's support of the Kasper error lead him into becoming another Honorius and to be condemned as a heretic?

The great Catholic theologian Abbott John Chapman in the Dublin Review of 1906 said:

"Unquestionably no Catholic has the right to deny that Honorius was a heretic... a heretic in word, if not in intention... It would no doubt be uncharitable to regard the Pope as a "private heretic"; but his letters, treated as definitions of faith, are obviously and beyond doubt heretical, for in a definition it is the words that matter." (edwardfeser.blogspot, December 18, 2017, "Denial flows into the Tiber")

Even more important, Pope Honorius was condemned a general council and Pope St. Agatho and Pope St. Leo II. Leo said:

"We anathematize the inventors of the new error... and also Honorius, who did not attempt to sanctify this Apostolic Church with the teaching of Apostolic tradition, but by profane treachery permitted it's purity to be polluted." (edwardfeser.blogspot, December 18, 2017, "Denial flows from the Tiber")

Will Pope Francis be condemned by a future general council and pope?

The Catholic philosopher Edward Feser put it best:

"As Ed Peters argues, one ought to be very cautious about accusing Pope Francis (or any other Pope) of heresy. But one need not think the Pope guilty of heresy to see that there are striking parallels between the current controversy over Amoris Laetitia and the historical events summarized above."

"Pope Honorius and Pope John XXII faced criticism and resistance as a result of statements perceived to be doctrinally problematic - in Honorius's case from bishops of his day (at the sixth general council)..."

"As Honorius could tell you, sometimes it is what the next Pope does that matters most." (edwardfeser.blogspot, December 18, 2017, "Denial flows into the Tiber")










Saturday, May 20, 2017

Is Pope Francis's Top Adviser Maradiaga in the Gay Mafia?

Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, called the Vice-Pope by many, is the head of Pope Francis's nine Cardinal inner circle to reform the Vatican.

According to journalist Christine Niles:

"Maradiaga was also longtime head of Caritas International...which happens to be a member of the governing body of the World Social Forum - a Communist, pro-homosexual group." (ChurchMilitant.com, August 14, 2017)

The Vice-Pope in September 2015 was head of a conference whose main purpose was to promote "the abstruse positions of Cardinal Walter Kasper." (LifeSiteNews.com, August 10, 2015, "Close papal adviser heads conference attacking Church's moral teachings")

For those like Maradiaga who are Kasperites, it appears that the ultimate purpose of the Kasper Proposal is to impose the gay mafia agenda on Catholic moral teachings.

Fr. Zuhlsdord at his website on April 16, 2016 posted:

The " Trojan Horse Archbishop Bruno Forte stealthily snuck into the Synod's Interim Report... of the 2014 Synod...was the moment when many of us knew that 'homosexuality' was the bigger issue with the Kasperites...This is still the Kasper strategy."

It appears that the Kasperite Maradiaga who was the longtime head the organization that was a member of the pro-homosexual group may be in the gay mafia.

If the Vice-Pope is not a card carrying member of the homosexual mafia, it appears that he may support their agenda that would undermine Catholic moral doctrine.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pope Francis & Maradiaga are Silent as Venezuelan "Economy Kills" & Murders

As Socialist Dictator Maduro's generals "issues orders" to kill using "snipers against anti-government protesters" calling for food and democracy, anti-free market Pope Francis and his closest adviser Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga are silent. (Miami Herald, May 18, 2017, "In secret recording Venezuelan general pushes for snipers to control demonstrators")

Francis in "Laudato si" said of the free market economic system that:

"Such an economy kills."

Maradiaga agreed with the left leaning papal economic statement saying:

"This economy kills."

Both appear to think that socialist economies such as the Venezuelan system are the model to oppose the free market system.

This may be the reason why both are silent about:

-the planning of government snipers to kill peaceful protesters

-of at least 40 murders by the dictatorship

-of over a thousand arrests of demonstrators by the Maduro forces.

Ideology instead of reality may drive the silence.

On April 25, 2017 Caracas Chronicles.com reported:

"The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said this Monday that Venezuela is at risk of a food crisis."

It appears that it is the socialist economy that kills.

It appears ideology not reality may drive the silence of Francis and Maradiaga.




Monday, May 15, 2017

Venezuelan Dictator's Violence & Pope Francis's Silence vs. Venezuelan People's Protest for Freedom

Nicolas Maduro is trying to save his dictatorship by accusing "his country's bishops of ignoring Pope Francis's call for dialogue." (Crux, May 15, 2017)

The left leaning Pope Francis appears by his silence to be willing to allow Maduro to use his words as propaganda to prolong the ruling leftist dictatorship.

The Pope remains silent even as the liberal CNN has video of leftist government tanks mowing down Venezuelan protestors on Google.

The papacy remains silent as the vast majority of the people of Venezuela are calling for democracy.

Francis remains silent despite the Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on Saturday saying:

"I believe that elections are the only solution." (Crux, May 13, 2017)

Maduro is refusing to hold free elections despite the Vatican Secretary of State statement.

As the Venezuelan protestors calling for freedom are arrested and killed by the dictator and as the papal words are used as propaganda, Pope Francis's response is:

Silence.

If the Pope called for Maduro to step down, the dictatorship would in all probability end.

However, Francis by choosing silence, appears to be propping up the dictator.