"The cement has already dried..."
... if he would "reverse" the Church's teachings on the immorality of artificial contraception or homosexual acts, ...
Two things about the WYD visit:
1) When he put the beach ball and the T-shirt on the altar at
St. Mary Major, I thought, "These are things they passed out
at WYD," so to speak, inasmuch as they are mundane objects
that remind one of the event. Well, what else do they "pass
out"at WYD? They pass out the Eucharist like it's candy, and
they pass out condoms. Now he wouldn't need to set the
Eucharist on the altar at St. Mary Major, and he wouldn't dare
set some condoms on the altar. But what he DID set there so
we can be reminded of WYD reminded me of those two other
things, and so, by association,
what's the difference? To me,
the message is literally the same: it was as if Francis had set
a plastic cup with Communion hosts, along with a few
packages of condoms on the TRADITIONAL altar of St. Mary
Major. I know a traditional priest, who has a degree in
theology from the Pope in Rome, so he is an approved
theologian, and when I told him this, he agreed with me: It's
the same thing by association!
He told me, that when he was
in Rome he wanted to say Mass at that altar of St. Mary Major,
but he was unable to get "permission." It is among the most
ornate and beautiful un-corrupted altars left in the world. It is a
principal archbasilica in Rome, second only to St. John Lateran,
the Pope's "Cathedral." What's interesting is, the Pope didn't
need permission to have access to this most inaccessible altar,
and he made a media event out of placing a beach ball there
with a WYD T-shirt. But a trad priest, with a degree in theology
from the Pope in Rome, is "not allowed" to say Mass at this
same altar. IOW, on the surface, this beach ball / T-shirt "event"
is a "so what?" kind of thing, but if you look at it a bit more
critically, it becomes quite ominous, indeed, as it implies papal
approval of contraception by association.
2) What did the so-called president of Brazil do the day after
Francis left? She signed into law the legalization of same-sex
so called marriage in Brazil. Now, that's not something that
Francis would have gone on record condoning, but did he react
to it? Did he publish a denouncement? Did he show his
disapproval in any way whatsoever? No. So, by his SILENCE,
he approves of it. And her apostate act can be seen as a bad
fruit of Francis' visit to her country, when he met her in person
and is on YouTube planting a hot kiss on her cheek. "By their
fruits you shall know them."