Friday, October 3, 2014

Where Francis gets his ideas

left to right: Leonardo Boff, Lutheran bishop Manuel Acuña (Francis' favorite exorcist), and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (instigator of the Marxist-Leninist guerrillas in Argentina)

One of the people Francis gets his ideas from is Leonardo Boff the catholic priest, professor, and theologian.  Strange as this sounds it is true.  Francis and Boff are not only admirers of each other but also confidants.  

Boff was the first one to notify the non-Argentinian press that a change was in the winds concerning catholic doctrine.  Leonardo Boff stated in an interview that Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio helped homosexuals adopt children: 




Recall Francis' first trip abroad as the pontiff for World Youth Day Rio 2013 to Brazil, the homeland of Leonardo Boff?  Here is what Juan Arias of El Pais wrote about it:

On arriving in Brazil, the Pope asked for a copy of the recently published book by "rebel" theologian Leonardo Boff titled Francisco de Assis e Francisco de Roma (Francis of Asissi and Francis of Rome), where he analyzes the breakthrough this Pope is bringing to the Church with a return to the origins of Christianity.

...However, Boff confided the following: "A friend of the Pope's from when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires, with whom Francis talks on the phone every week, told me she asked the Pope if he intended to receive me and his answer was 'I want to do it, but only after I've finished the reform of the Curia.'"

...Boff told me that Pope Francis has accepted the most primitive concept of liberation theology in his program. "Remember, Juan, that theologian Carlos Scanone, who launched that theology in Argentina, was a professor of Bergoglio, the future pope, when he was teaching theology in a school on the outskirts of Buenos Aires."

Boff pointed out that Scanone developed a liberation theology that was tied to "populist theology", different in some ways from the one that was developed later by the current that was inspired by the theory of Marxism which claims to rescue the poor and excluded through changing political structures. According to Scanone's theology, it's the people who must carry out their own liberation from the power structures that enslave them.

"In that sense, we could say that Francis is a liberation theologian along the lines developed by Scanone, which was the one that in some ways supported some of the attitudes of Peronism," Boff added.

This isn't the only interview Boff has given where he has explained his relationship with Francis and how they are in communication.  From La Stampa's Vatican Insider, (quote in Italian) or (quote in Spanish):
 
You talk with the Pope? In what way?

"We have a mutual friend in Argentina. They talk every Sunday, they talk often. I send a few things to her and he (Francis) asks me others."

So what ideas has Boff been sharing with Francis recently?  Well dear reader you are in luck as Leonardo has a blog where he shares his thoughts.  This one has to be read to be believed as it is so heretical.  Boff's construct of the Holy Ghost being female appears to come from rabbincal Judaism's Shekinah and Hermaphrodite god.  After reading the blog entry below, one can safely say these ideas are most certainly not coming from God. 



Early one sleepless morning, I returned to my usual work on the computer. Suddenly, it seemed that I heard something. I do not know if it came from the celestial world or from my mind in an altered state, but a voice, like a whisper, told me: “Son, I will reveal to you a truth that has always been there, in my Gospel writer Luke, but that the eyes of men, blinded by centuries of patriarchy, could not see. It is about the intimate and ineffable relationship between Mary and the Holy Ghost”.

And the voice continued whispering: “The one who is third in the order of the Trinity, the Holy Ghost, is the first in the order of creation. He came first to the world; then came the Son of God. It was the Holy Ghost who soared over the primitive chaos, and took from there all the orders of creation. As is said by my Gospel writer Luke recounts, that Spirit creator told Mary: He will come to you, Mary, and will set up his tent over you. This is why the engendered Saint will be called Son of God. To set up the tent, as you know, means to dwell, to inhabit definitively. If Mary, perplexed, had not said her fiat, let it be done according to Your word, the Son would not have been incarnated and the Holy Ghost would have not been feminized.

Listen, son, to what I am telling you: The Spirit came to dwell definitively over this woman, Mary. He identified with her, united Himself with her in such a radical and mysterious form that within her began to take shape the holy humanity of Jesus. The Spirit of life produced the new life, the new man, Jesus. To you and to all the faithful it is clear that the masculine was made divine through the man, Jesus of Nazareth. Now go to the Gospel of Saint Luke, and you will see that through Mary of Nazareth, the feminine was made divine as well, by the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost set up His tent, this is, He came to definitively dwell in her. Note that John, the Gospel writer, says the same about the Son: He set His tent in Jesus. Is it not the Spirit, the same voice whispers, that takes the prophet on a predetermined mission, and, when that mission is fulfilled, His presence within him ends? With Mary, it is different. He comes, dwells, and never leaves. She is elevated to the loftiness of the Divine Holy Spirit. Hence, logically, the engendered Saint will be called Son of God. Such is the case of Mary. Not without reason is she blessed among women.

Son, this is the truth you must proclaim: though Mary, God was revealed as both God-the-Father and God-the-Mother, also with the characteristics of the feminine: love, tenderness, caring, compassion and mercy. These virtues also are present in men, but they find a more visible expression in women.

Son, when you say God-the-Mother you will discover the feminine side of God, with all the feminine virtues. Never forget that no woman ever betrayed Jesus. They were faithful to Him even at the foot of the cross. While His disciples, the men, fled – Judas betrayed and Peter denied Him – but the women expressed a faithful love to the extreme. The women, well before the apostles, were the first to give testimony of the resurrection of Jesus, the greatest event in the history of salvation.

Maternity does not exhaust the feminine side of God, which is also revealed wherever there is intimacy, lovingness, gentleness and sensibility, which are perceptible in the feminine. Never let anyone, for any reason, discriminate against a woman for being a woman. Offer all the reasons that she must be respected and loved, because she reveals something of God that only she, together with man, can create, in My image and likeness. Support her struggles, gather her contributions to society, to the Churches, to the equilibrium between men and women. Women are a sacrament of God-the-Mother of all, the path leading us to the tenderness of God. Let’s hope that women embrace their divine side, found in one of their compañeras, Mary of Nazareth. The day will come when the blinders that cover your eyes will fall and then men and women will feel that they are made divine by the Son and by the Holy Spirit.”

When I came to, I knew with a clear mind just how much truth had been communicated to me. And, moved, I was filled with praise and thanksgiving.

Free translation from the Spanish sent by
Melina Alfaro, alfaro_melina@yahoo.com.ar,

left to right: back cover & front cover of Boff's book, Francis 
of Asissi and Francis of Rome, which Francis requested

10 comments:

  1. http://leonardoboff.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/pope-francis-called-to-restore-the-church/ :

    In the social network I had predicted that the future Pope would take the name of Francis. And I was right.
    (…)
    Francis is not just a name, it is a project of the Church, poor, simple, evangelical and bereft of power. She is a Church that walks with the least among us, that creates the first communities of brothers and sisters who pray the breviary under the trees with the little birds. She is an ecological Church that calls all beings by the sweet words, «brothers and sisters». Francis was obedient to the Church and to the popes, and at the same time he followed his own path with the Gospel of poverty in hand. Then the theologian Joseph Ratzinger wrote: «the “no” of Francis to that type of imperial Church could not be more radical, it is what we could call a prophetic protest» (Zeit Jesu, Herder 1970, 269). Francis does not speak, he simply inaugurates the new.
    I believe Pope Francis has in mind a Church removed from the palaces and symbols of power. He showed that when he appeared in public. Normally the Popes, and principally Ratzinger, would place over their shoulders the muceta, that small short cape embroidered in gold, that only the emperors could use. Pope Francis appeared dressed only in white. Three points of great symbolic meaning are worthy of note in his inaugural speech.
    The first: Pope Francis said that he wants «to preside in charity», something that has been sought since the Reformation and by the best theologians of ecumenism. The Pope should not preside as an absolutist monarch, invested with sacred power, as provided by canon law. According to Jesus, he should preside in love, and fortify the faith of the brothers and sisters.
    The second: the Pope gave centrality to the People of God, as Vatican Council II does, but as was set aside by the two previous popes in favor of hierarchy. Pope Francis humbly asked the people of God to pray for him and for the people to bless him. Only after that did he bless the people of God. This means that he is here to serve, not to be served. He asks for help to build a path together and cries for fraternity for all humanity, as humans do not now recognize themselves as brothers and sisters, but as joined by economic forces.
    Lastly, he avoided the spectacle of the figure of the Pope. He did not extend both arms to greet the people. He remained still, serious and somber, I would say almost as if startled. All that was seen was a white figure who lovingly greeted the people. But he radiated peace and trust. He displayed humor, speaking without official rhetoric, as a pastor talks to the faithful.


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    1. But Jesus is KING. The Pope is Christ's representative here, and he should reign as King. All this poverty nonsense is just that: nonsense. We need a Pope who understands that he is not the OFFICE. The Office must have all the trappings necessary to separate it from the ordinary. Let the Pope wear a hair-shirt under his gorgeous robes - and let that be private as it should - but let The King's representative really represent HIM on earth.

      And by the way, St. Francis did NOT come to feed the poor. He was poor. He came to preach repentance. Thus comes love of neighbour, after love of God. This whole idea that St. Francis is to be imitated in his care of the poor is nuts. We must not elevate poverty as something to be imitated. We give of our excess to those who have nothing. Even if we stripped ourselves of everything and gave it to the poor we would still have poverty. Modern poverty comes from sin, greed, power grabs, and the like. We must read the Fathers, and Popes before VII to understand what we must do, in all situations.
      Barbara

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  2. And Boff gets his ideas from the United Nations. He wrote the following together with another well-known friend of Pope Francis.

    The reinvention of the United Nations, an indispensable organization

    Miguel D'ESCOTO and Leonardo BOFF



    We declare that the United Nations is an indispensable organization for the salvation of the world, although we are fully aware of the very limited success it has had during all of its existence. Not withstanding this, institutions should not be evaluated on the basis of “good” things that they may have done. All institutions should be evaluated based on how well they have lived up to their reason for existing in the first place. In reality, some objectively good things may, from an institutional perspective, be failures, and they can give us the deceptive illusion that all is going well.

    The United Nations was created with just one purpose: stop what was feared to be an irreversible cycle of violent conflicts like the first two World Wars in the first half of the 20th Century. It was thought that it was necessary to agree to a code of civilized conduct between nations and to create a judicial organism to resolve controversies without having to resort to war.

    It was also thought that, in addition to respecting the rule of law in international relations, it was essential to deactivate a time bomb that—sooner rather than later—could explode into another World War even bloodier than the two previous wars: the hunger and poverty that already existed 64 years ago. These were the reasons that brought about the adoption of the UN Charter of San Francisco and the creation of the Bretton Woods institutions—the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank—which, in truth, instead of helping to overcome poverty in the world, have helped to entrench it even more.

    It is important to note that, at the time of its creation, the United Nations was not aware of the environmental question and the grave threats that would challenge all peoples in the future. With reason, it sought the Common Good of all societies. Today, with the awareness we now have, it should be enriched with the Common Good of the Earth and Humanity.

    Analyzing the United Nations from these two essential objectives, we can only answer that, lamentably, it has not achieved its purposes. This is evident by the sad fact that an obligation as important as the declaration of the State of Palestine continues unfulfilled and aggressions, genocides, and invasions—like the current ones against Iraq and Afghanistan—continue killing hundreds of thousands of people, generally innocent, with total and absolute impunity.

    The immense majority of the inhabitants of the Earth consider the United Nations to be a debilitated institution, ineffective and even unnecessary. The most powerful country of the Earth, scarcely interested in the ecological future of Mother Earth, has helped to demoralize the Organization by not respecting its decisions and by acting like its owner and manipulating the Security Council to its liking. ....

    http://servicioskoinonia.org/logos/articulo.php?num=118e

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  3. H.E. Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, M.M.

    President of the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly
    H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann is President of the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly since 16 September 2008.

    A veteran statesman, politician, community leader and priest, Father d’Escoto served for over a decade as the Republic of Nicaragua’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, a post he held from July 1979 until April 1990. During his tenure, he played a key role in the Contadora and Esquipulas peace processes to end internal armed conflicts in Central America in the 1980s. Also at that time, he spearheaded his Government’s decision, in 1984, to bring to the International Court of Justice a claim against the United States for supporting military and paramilitary actions against his country, with the Court subsequently ruling in favour of Nicaragua.

    Father d’Escoto is currently Senior Adviser on Foreign Affairs, with the rank of Minister, to President Daniel Ortega Saavedra, a post which he has held since 2007. He also chairs Nicaragua’s National Committee on Water, in which capacity he plays a leading role in efforts to conserve Lake Cocibolca, the largest source of water in Mesoamerica. He is a member of the Sandinista National Council and the Political Commission, the highest governing body of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).

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  4. Ordained a priest of the Maryknoll Missionaries in the early 1960s, Father d’Escoto has travelled extensively, visiting most of the world’s capitals, as well as many remote and less accessible areas of the globe, and has dedicated much of his life to helping the poor. In 1963, he founded the National Institute of Research and Population Action (INAP) in Chile, aimed at empowering the disadvantaged populations of the callampas or slum neighbourhoods on the periphery of Santiago and other cities, through community action in defence of labour rights. Following the earthquake that devastated the capital city of Managua (Nicaragua) in December 1972, Father d’Escoto mobilized assistance for quake victims and, in 1973, established the Nicaraguan Foundation for Integral Community Development (FUNDECI), now one of the oldest and most prestigious non-governmental organizations in Nicaragua.

    In 1970, Father d’Escoto assumed responsibility for Maryknoll’s Social Communications Department at its headquarters in New York, where he founded Orbis Books. The publishing arm of Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Orbis quickly became a leader in religious publishing, offering works on spirituality, theology and current affairs, often from a Third World perspective. Later, while living in New York, Father d’Escoto was one of the founders of the “Grupo de los Doce” (Group of 12), composed of progressive, democratic intellectuals and professionals who supported the FSLN in its struggle to overthrow the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza in Nicaragua. He was appointed Foreign Minister of Nicaragua shortly after Somoza’s downfall.

    Inspired by the lives and works of such personalities as Leo Tolstoy, M. K. Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dorothy Day, Father d’Escoto is an advocate of multilateralism and respect for international law, and is deeply committed to the principles of active nonviolence, solidarity and social justice, which, together with a deep sense of ethics, have formed the basis of his political life.

    Father d’Escoto is the recipient of numerous awards, such as: the Order of Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo (2007), the highest honour awarded by the Catholic University Redemptoris Mater (UNICA), for his work for peace; the Thomas Merton Award (1987), for his commitment to world peace; the Order of Carlos Fonseca Amador (1986), the FSLN’s highest honour, for his contributions to international law; the International Lenin Peace Prize (1985/86) awarded by the Soviet Union; the Julio Cortázar Prize for Peace and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean (1985), awarded by Argentina’s Institute of International Relations; and the Alfonso Comín Peace Prize (first recipient, Barcelona, Spain, 1984), which he accepted on behalf of the Nicaraguan people. In June of this year, Father d’Escoto received the unanimous endorsement of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States (GRULAC) within the United Nations as its candidate for the Presidency of the sixty-third General Assembly of the United Nations.

    Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1933, Miguel d’Escoto spent his childhood years in Nicaragua, but returned to the United States in 1947 to study. He entered the Catholic seminary at Maryknoll (New York) in 1953, and in 1961 was ordained a priest. In 1962, he obtained a Master’s of Science from Columbia University’s School of Journalism (Pulitzer Institute).

    Published by the United Nations Department of Public Information - DPI/2516A

    http://www.un.org/ga/president/63/presskit/president.shtml

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  5. After eight years of discussion on every continent, involving 46 countries and more than 100,000 people, from elementary schools, Eskimos, Australian Aborigines, Indians from Canada and Brazil, civil societal entities, even major centers of research, universities and companies and religions, on March 14, 2000 at UNESCO in Paris the Earth Charter was approved. It should be presented and accepted by the UN, after ‘in-depth’ discussion, with the same value as the Declaration of Human Rights. Through it, it will be possible to lay hold of the aggressors of the dignity of the Earth, the anti-ecological Pinochets of any part of the world and take them the courts

    In the Editorial Commission were Mikhail Gorbachev, Maurice Strong, Steven Rockfeller, Mercedes Sosa, Leonardo Boff and others. Here follows the Charter so that it can be discussed in the communities and in all situations. The text itself can be found on the Internet: www.cartadaterra.org or www.earthcharter.org

    http://leonardoboff.com/site-eng/proj/carta-terra.html

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  6. "The theology of Pope Francis: an interview with Juan Carlos Scannone"

    http://publicvigil.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-theology-of-pope-francis-interview.html

    This is a translation I did of an interview with Sannone about a year ago in October 2013.

    Notice that the themes that have emerged out of this papacy are already outlined by Scannone in May of 2013 -- only a few months after Bergoglio's election. Such themes as a "church of the poor", ecumenism, relations with Jews and Muslims. And contrary to many reports according to Scannone, Bergoglio does favor a Argentine form of liberation theology which he refers to as "theology of the people". Although perhaps this could also be translated as "theology of the poor" or "theology of the common people".

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    1. I'm getting a sneaking suspicion about other sites labeled as traditional - one in particular which claims to have been the first online twenty years ago. Firstly they continue to defend Roncalli as having been traditional and wanting to stop the council on his deathbed. Supposedly the stories about Roncalli's freemasonic connections and/or initiation into the lodge are not yet proven.
      Secondly, I've asked those who operate the site whether my hunch that the whole sodomite clerical scandal isn't just a method to eventually empty the Vatican Bank out and hand it over to Tel Aviv, you know, for safekeeping. That would certainly end the homosex scandal payouts to victims. They answer or give an opinion on that. All that dough would come in handy to build the 3rd temple...
      My point is I think the whole "church of the poor" is to get people's minds ready for the eventual financial destruction of the novus ordo church which would, de facto, put it out of commission entirely. Once accomplished it's time to 'let the games begin'.

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  7. No doubt he'll get a Nobel peace prize like Obama for his lawlessness, 'selfie' demagoguery, and devil worship.

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    1. yes precisely! We do live in the spirit of lawlessness, which IS the spirit of the reign of Antichrist. I'm frankly surprised Bergoglio didn't chastise that novus ordo "bishop" who was out protesting the black masses in Oklahoma, along with the novus ordoites who are still saying the rosary and attempting to behave like Catholics. It was incredibly telling that the protestant ministers that the V2 "popes" gush over and love so much were standing shoulder to shoulder with the atheists, satanists and neo pagans who were counter protesting those who were having the rosary march and carrying a statue of the Blessed Virgin through the streets to protest.

      The only consolation I have with those black masses, is that, evil aside, their claims that they had obtained a consecrated host would have been mighty hard for them to obtain in these post Vatican II years, especially since a traditional chapel where a priest with valid orders (even within the SSPX that is a dubious proposition at best) said a valid mass. I know some claim that the gnostic underground had men ordained just for the purpose of consecrating hosts to be used in this horrific way; and perhaps that may be true. I do know, however, of one traditional priest who was apparently approached by Anton LeVay in the late 1960s wehn the novus ordo missae was being implemented, and LeVay spotted him, and said, without solicitation from the young Catholic cleric (at the time) "now we will have to steal hosts from the traditional chapels" or something along those lines. Guess the demons around LeVay sent him over to taunt this young cleric; however I don't know. I'm still surprised that Bergoglio let those novus ordoites actually behave like Catholics and protest it. I would expect someone like Boff to be standing shoulder to shoulder with the satanists at that protest, quite frankly.

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