Friday, January 03, 2020

Propaganda: Does anyone Think even Netflix's Imagined "Nazi" Benedict could Slap a Woman like Netflix's Francis the "Meek and Humble" did?

Lawyer Chris Ferrara and Catholic News Service explain why the Netflix's "Two Popes" is pure propaganda:

- "In 'The Two Popes' (Netflix), their glossy but highly speculative account of supposedly real events, screenwriter Anthony McCarten and director Fernando Meirelles ill-advisedly try to extol Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) by trashing retired Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins)."

"They even go so far as to give brief screen time to two people who label the pontiff emeritus a Nazi."[ ]

- "[O]ne can hardly imagine a Pope like Venerable Pius XII acting in this way [slapping a woman] — that does not explain the worldwide attention to the incident."

"Here, I believe, is what does explain it:  Francis has carefully cultivated the persona [with the total support of the media and Netflix] of the meek, kind and humble Pope who is a veritable font of mercy, unlike his stern predecessors. But in that unguarded moment he revealed that this persona is a public relations facade behind which an ordinary man, prone to ordinary (and perhaps even inexcusable) outbursts of anger, is carefully hidden from view. Also revealed is the truth that Francis may actually be less meek and humble — by far — than Benedict XVI, whom the press falsely depicted as an aloof and intolerant “regalist” with a penchant for red leather shoes and kingly pomp."[ ]

My main problem with this quote is:

Why didn't Ferrara use Pope Benedict XVI as an example against Francis the "meek and humble"?

Can anyone seriously imagine the real Benedict slapping a woman like Netflix's Francis the "meek and humble" did?

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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