Pope Francis can’t be the one to do the Consecration because… (wait… what?)

  • “Pope Francis can’t be the one to do the Consecration because, like, he’s been to Confession before and like that means he confessed stuff and like that, so he’s unworthy forever, because, like, yeah, you know?”
  • And Pope Benedict can’t have been the one to do the Consecration because, like, he resigned or abdicated maybe for, like, stuff, and so he’s unworthy forever, because, like, yeah, you know?”
  • “And Pope John Paul II can’t have been the one to do the Consecration because, like, well, anyway, there must be something, like stuff and like that, so he’s unworthy forever, because, like, yeah, you know?”
  • “And Pope Paul VI can’t have been the one to do the Consecration because, like, well, anyway, there must be something, like stuff and like that, so he’s unworthy forever, because, like, yeah, you know?”
  • “And Pope Pius XII can’t have been the one to do the Consecration because, like, well, anyway, there must be something, like stuff and like that, so he’s unworthy forever, because, like, yeah, you know?”

So, obviously, I’m making parody of those who point out not the matter and form of the consecrations but rather the worthiness or unworthiness of the individual Pontiffs, as if that made a difference.

I’ll tell you what, it would be very beautiful and for the greater honor and glory of God if the worst of all sinners were brought to do something for the good.

  • “Hah! Father George! We caught you out! You’re calling Pope Francis the worst of all sinners! We hope you’re removed from the priesthood! Good riddance!”

No, no. I’m saying that I’m the worst of all sinners and that by the grace of God I am what I am now, and please God, that’s someone who thanks God for the grace of forgiveness in Baptism and Confession. I’ve crucified the Son of the Living God with my sins, my terrible sins. And Mary had to suffer for that as well.

And this is true for all of us. It is the Donatist heretics who held that no one who ever did anything bad could ever do anything good. What does that say about such heretics? Do they deny forgiveness? Do they deny mercy? Do they therefore think that Jesus was a fool to be crucified, because, like, there’s no forgiveness anyway?

6 Comments

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6 responses to “Pope Francis can’t be the one to do the Consecration because… (wait… what?)

  1. MICHAEL

    A consecration is a consecration, assuming it is well intended.
    To do a consecration ordered by Our Lady in a specific way, then surely it must be done exactly that way, or……

  2. Father George David Byers

    This particular post was not about the consecration texts but about comments made on the web attacking the worthiness of whatever Pope. My point is that I’m a sinner and so are we all. He went to Confession moments before. I

  3. Gina Nakagawa

    Amen, Father, just AMEN!

  4. Joisy Goil

    I personally thought it was a blessed thing Pope Francis did – going to confession before the eyes of the world. What a beautiful act of humility! And a perfect lesson to all that everyone is a sinner – no exclusions. I do not criticize him, I thank God for him.

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