Keeping to character as a revolutionary, Francis went to a home for the elderly and disabled in Rome, the Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi for Maundy Thursday. Until Francis, the Mandatum (Washing of the Feet) has always been performed by the pontiff on twelve priests. The reason for this is simple, Christ washed the feet of his disciples. Yes, one of them did betray Him but at that time he was still following Christ. Jesus didn't go to a leper colony, nor find pagans to include, nor wash the feet of women in the ceremony, or include non-believers. This is because these men were to become His priests and first bishops. Every person sitting in the chair of Peter excepting Francis has followed the tradition and the rubrics laid out. However, humble Francis sees himself as above God's rules. It is as if he thinks he can improve on what Christ instituted. There is a name for this...modernism.
By the example shown today, Francis is stating he wants a priesthood of women, Muslims, atheists, elderly, and the disabled. It makes us recall the time he went to an AIDS ward in Argentina. This is straight out of the Frankfurt School. Some call it Cultural Marxism, others call it political correctness. Whatever name it goes by it is nefarious. In the names of 'diversity', 'tolerance', and 'acceptance' all the beliefs and practices of Catholics are swept away. 'Tolerance' means tolerance for the Novus Ordo & Vatican II as well as non-catholic religions. 'Diversity' means catholics must accept the behavior of others particularly when they are amoral. 'Acceptance' means accepting anything which is novel while rejecting the traditional catholic faith. This is the second year Francis has washed the feet of women, Muslims, and atheists. It sets a dangerous precedent as the world looks to him as to what a catholic is and how a catholic should act. As we alluded to in a video posted in Maundy Thursday 2013, the only tradition Francis has is breaking traditions.
(Complete coverage of Francis at Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
for Maundy Thursday. The foot washing starts at 37:25.)