If the title of this topic makes you uneasy at all [....]
What, me "uneasy
"? Why, yes
, indeed it does.
[...] you have something to learn.
Just because I present opinions on some issues, a reader shouldn't assume that I
believe I've already learned everything that I need to know about traditional Catholicism.
The six objective intentions of the Holy Father, traditionally understood, are:
[#1] the exaltation of the Church, [#2] the propagation of the Faith, [#3] the extirpation of heresy, [#4] the conversion of sinners, [#5] concord between Christian princes, and [#6] the further welfare of the Christian people.
Alas, that list is from a time when the Holy Father
himself was traditionally understood
to act as an advocate
for all 6 of those intentions. Instead of subverting
So, alas, we read reports of a Francis who publicly abandons the title Patriarch of the West
, thus abandoning the title Pope
(#1), and colludes with representatives of eastern orthodoxy in planning to change the date of the Western-Christian Easter to one of theirs, thus rejecting the modern calculations that resulted from the reforms decreed by Pope Gregory XIII (#1); and opposes & disparages efforts to convert nonCatholics into Catholics (#2,3). Does any reader believe that he'll be endorsing & elaborating "Mortalium Animos
" (Pius XI, 1928) any time soon?  He's presumably proud of appearing as cover-boy and 2013 "Person of the Year" for The Advocate
(awww, isn't that "NOH8" on his cheek so cuuute
!?) (#4). What has he really
done to remedy the nasty moral scandal that's devastating to the welfare of mostly-young Catholics, which is continuing through its 3rd consecutive modernist papacy (#6)?
Ah, yes, one remains: "concord between Christian princes" (#5). Mañana!