Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Papist edition, again, edition)

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Sunshine yellow, one of the colors of the Holy See, of the Supreme Pontiff, you know, flag-waving and all that:

I received this in an email:

Dear Fr George, I have today received an email from […] (which I subscribe to) which states that Pope Francis is on a mission to radically change the Church. Please tell me this is not true.  I don’t think I could face any more drastic changes. There is so much pessimism on the Catholic blogs I follow but you have always been a positive voice for Pope Francis and after your recent meeting you must know him well.

Here’s the deal: I don’t care if anyone, including the Supreme Pontiff, the Vicar of Christ, the Bishop of Rome, the Successor of Saint Peter (on and on) is on whatever kind of mission to change the Church radically (watch that Queen’s English splitting of infinitives!). No one can radically, that is, from the root and foundation, change the least iota about the Church, not about infallibility, not about the sacraments, not about anything that belongs to the root and foundation of the Church. That would be like saying we can change God or some stupid thing like that. We can’t. To frighten people by saying that someone, anyone, say, like the Pope, can change radically the Church is a disservice to people. Christ Jesus is not amused. We might want to take notice that what we do or don’t do for others we do or don’t do for Christ Jesus Himself. Anyone trying to get internet popularity by way of scaremongering, destroying people’s faith, reducing the faith to the whims of whomsoever, is truly bad and evil. Jesus is not amused.

Rest assured, dearest reader, that whatever the Holy Father may or may not want to do, the Church will go on to the end of the world, and Jesus will be with us, as He Himself promised. And Jesus, the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception, is NOT a liar. Anyone who makes Jesus out to a liar and calls Him such is to deny Him. He who denies Jesus will be denied by Him. Such tradition-al-ism-ists, who have nothing to do with the Holy Spirit of God who brings the faith to us in a univocal manner (see Cardinal Siri), thus bringing us Sacred Tradition such as it is.

Just as Jesus is ferociously indignant upon undue attacks on His own, so is Jesus’ good mom. After all, she intercedes for us. She doesn’t look benignly upon those who waste their time destroying the faith when they could, instead, build it up. Thus, some papist flowers for the Immaculate Conception.

Having said all that, one doesn’t have to agree with that which is NOT of the universal Magisterium of the Church. And if it’s NOT of the universal Magisterium of the Church, really, such pundits need to get a life. And go to Confession. Use the Keys!

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3 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Papist edition, again, edition)

  1. Aussie Mum

    No one can change the Church but one with influence can lead others to believe that some of the Church’s teachings have been misunderstood and erroneously taught when they have not. Such is a danger to souls and painful to witness as also is that other divisive movement in the Church that sees its position thereby vindicated. Our Lady said to Myrna Nazzour, a resident of Soufanieh in Damascus, in 1983: “He who has divided it (the Church) has sinned. And he who has rejoiced from its division has also sinned.” The messages Myrna has received are Church approved as far as I know and seem relevant to the current situation heating up between “left” and “right” factions in the Church. One cannot help but be disturbed, not because one expects the Church to be changed but because of the harm done to souls in the confusion.

  2. Father George David Byers

    Very well said, Aussie Mum. Very well said.

  3. djc

    Father, thank you.

    I used to get wrapped up in these same thoughts and both my inner peace and sense of confidence in the church would wane. I’m much happier when I spend my time praying and going to Mass than thinking about left vs right.

    djc

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