When Jesus told the adulterous woman (Jn 7:53–8:11): “Go and do not sin again,” this wasn’t some perverted and really creepy invitation of some cleric that he might accompany her while she continued in her adulterous activity. That would be CREEPY! Instead, “Do not sin again!” means “Do not sin again!” And Jesus provided grace with that forgiveness which was then met with repentance and a firm purpose of amendment.
Confessors must accept as the basis of what they do that God provides people with the moral wherewithal to make a firm purpose of amendment and to avoid sin. Otherwise they are already guilty of the excommunicable offense of solicitation of sin during a sacramental confession, saying that it’s just fine to go ahead and continue to sin, you know, while being accompanied in that very sin by a “wise confessor.” Brrr! I don’t want anything to do with getting excommunicated with this kind of B as in B, S as in S. It’s blah-blah-blah that brings one to hell. Even the kids are sick of it (see the video above).
Yet, solicitation of continued sin that is accompanied is the very modus operandi of the Synod on Synodality: “Push off real conversion. The Church will change over the next couple of years. I can keep on sinning. My sin really isn’t sin at all. We’re changing doctrine! We’re changing morality! We are the saviors of the world!”
- “But Father George! Father George! You are sinful in condemning the vision of Pope Francis for Future Church, not another Church, but a different Church! It’s the vision of the different and snazzy church of Pope Francis! It’s fabulous! So happy and gay! The vision of Pope Francis! The vision of Pope Francis! The vision of Pope Francis.”
I hear it all the time. Such co-visionaries of Pope Francis say that I am going straight to hell. But let’s take a look at the ♬ Synod on Synodality ♬ Resources ♬ of the vision of Pope Francis:
At the bottom of that screen-grab is a YouTube video, a webinar provided by New Ways Ministry, a militant pro-LGBTQ+ lifestyle group providing propaganda from hell with ever so polite belligerence. They’ve been militating loudly against the Church for many decades. They’ve been severely condemned by the Church right through those decades. They don’t give a damn. And now… now… the sponsor putting that up anti-Church, anti-Christ demonic propaganda, advertising it for the whole world, is the Holy See. The presenter of that webinar is ever so fabulously exuberantly effervescent at the chance to promote sin to the entire world with the blessing of the Church. I could only stand some seconds of it. Yuck.
If you want creepy, this is it.
If you want solicitation to sin, this is it.
I won’t have anything to do with any of it, nor will my parish, not on my watch.
Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir.
Instead of the execration promoting sin and hell that has become the be-all and end-all of the Holy See, instead, I say, we want Jesus, the Way, the Life, the unmanipulatable Living Truth. But we will surely pay the price for following Jesus, from marginalization to death. But Jesus said that we will also have our reward for following Him to heaven. He will declare to us in front of our heavenly Father:
- “It is you who have stood by me in my trials.” (Luke 22: 28)
I would love that to be said about me by Jesus. Yes. All His grace. I would be so thankful. I get teared up thinking about as I write this. Thank you, Jesus.
Here’s the deal. We’re all weak. How can we be sure of standing by Jesus in His trials? After all, right after that bit about being in solidarity with Jesus, it is Jesus who then said to Peter:
- “I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:32)
And then, a few verses later:
- “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” (Luke 22:48)
Remember how they protested too much:
- But Peter kept insisting, “Even if I have to die with You, I will never deny You.” And all the others said the same thing. (Mark 14:31)
- “Then they all deserted him and ran away.” (Mark 14:50)
In all this I’m not claiming that I wouldn’t desert Jesus, that I wouldn’t run away, that I wouldn’t deny Him, not even that I wouldn’t betray Him. Instead I proclaim: There but for the grace of God go I. Zoom! Away from Calvary. It’s just that I’ve already sinned and put Christ Jesus to death by my sin. And now, gaping, aghast at what I’ve done, with the grace of our Lord and due to no merit of my own, now, because of Jesus, depending on Him, trusting in Him, now I say: “Lord Jesus, please, allow me by your grace to stand with you in your trials.”
I have my own synod. It’s called sitting at the feet of Jesus with my parish, with all of us hanging off of Him, listening. ὁ λαὸς γὰρ ἅπας ἐξεκρέματο αὐτοῦ ἀκούων: the entire people was hanging off of Him, listening. HE, personally, is our Way. We want His Truth, His love, His goodness and kindness… Him.
That the Holy See does this, that all the bishops of the world follow lockstep in persecuting the Church is itself a persecution of the Church, the worst kind, worse than mere bloodshed. This persecution is about killing souls. And the bishops go along with it. For shame. For shame.
Listen closely… Do you hear any bishops complaining about the sinful Synod on Synodality? No? And what about all those “conservative” priests? Nothing? What does that tell you?