"It" rolls downhill
With concern to the announcement issued this morning by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, I offer a simple observation: Don't pop the champagne corks just yet.
While the FSSP are likely breathing a sigh of relief, we can bet that Francis is doing the same - especially if his dorky expression in the accompanying photo is any indication.
However, anybody who has worked in the secular world is likely acquainted with an old expression, "manure rolls downhill."
I think it's a very appropriate analogy in this case.
Over the last few months, we’ve read reports of bishops (at the direction of Archbishop Roche) enforcing restrictions on the Ecclesia Dei communities: no Latin masses during the Triduum, that the novus ordo missae must be offered at least once a month, etc.
We’ve also read reports that Pope Francis has gradually been “de-centralizing” Church authority, creating “collegiality” on certain matters, thus giving the bishops more authority in certain matters.
Like today's decree, all these moves have been very deliberate, most of them have been moves taken from socialist playbooks, and each one of them is part of the big gaslight from Jorge Bergoglio.
Lest we forget the Ecclesia Dei communities now fall under Archbishop Roche's authority. Thus, it's incredibly likely that bishops will still follow Roche’s directives and traditional communities will still be forced to offer the new mass at least once a month. Some might say that offering the new mass is not a big concession. Those are the same people that refer to themselves as traditional Catholics based solely on the fact that they attend a Latin mass. They fail to understand the doctrinal issues associated with the council. By their logic, one can stand in a garage and call himself a Chevrolet.
Indeed, manure rolls downhill, and this decree definitely stinks of something. It is the latest example of a sociopathic gaslighter who is committed to leading the sheep to slaughter by any means necessary.
With today's decree, Jorge Bergoglio has given himself the ability to wash his hands of the situation and lay the blame for traditional oppression almost exclusively at the feet of the bishops.
In essence, he poured the fuel, lit the match, and walked away.
Publisher's Note: The purpose of articles "calling out" the clergy can sometimes be considered harsh. In reality, the actions and behaviors addressed in such articles are generally offenses that cry out to God for mercy. St. Thomas Aquinas notes:
“Augustine says in his Rule: ‘Show mercy not only to yourselves, but also to him who, being in the higher position among you, is therefore in greater danger.’ But fraternal correction is a work of mercy. Therefore, even prelates ought to be corrected.” (Summa Theologica II, II, q. 33, a. 4, Sed Contra.)
In his letters, St. Pio writes that Jesus once appeared to him in a vision saying:
"My Heart has been forgotten. Nobody cares for my love; I am always grief stricken … my priests that I have always protected, who have always had my favor; they should comfort my grieving heart; they should help me in the redemption of souls, instead – who would believe it? They repay me with ingratitude and rejection. I see many of these … who hypocritically betray me with sacrilegious Communions, stomping on the grace and the strength that I constantly give them.”
While nobody is perfect, it is our fervent prayer that clergy, who have offended Our Lord and scandalized His People, will repent so that their souls may be saved, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus may be consoled.