Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday 2014

 

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.)

21 comments:

  1. How anyone can chastise this pope, as he embodies Christ in his actions, is either so blind or so lost in Pharisee Land that search-and-rescue is futile.

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    1. Only a complete moron would think a pope embodies Christ in all his actions.

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  2. I can now understand why comments need the degree of moderating they do. I can only imagine kooks and Pharisees truly enjoying the site routinely.

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    1. And, of course, such a one who is unable to discern wood from trees. Judge a tree by the fruit it bears - ecumenism - as St Maximilien Kolbe said is the enemy of the Immaculata. Why? becuase it propagates indifference to the Roman Catholic Faith - look at the exponential drop in Mass attendance & the ritual liturgical abuses of the NO. Also, Pope St Pius X has spelled out who the enemy of the church is - liberal modernism - read about it in "Pascendi Dominici Gregis" and you will understand if you have the ears to hear, that is. St Pio of Pietrelcina left Fr Luigi Villas behind to expose freemasonry in the church - he has done that really well much to the embarrassment NO establishment.

      Oh yes! plenty of evidence to demonstrate how the apostasy foretold in the Book of Revelation and by Our Blessed Lady Herself, is well underway.

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    2. I'd get back on that crack pipe of 'rubrics,' if I were you. Those DT's have gotta be awful.

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  3. I've never heard of a Pope who wants to deliberately sow confusion and make contradictory statements, and then when he is advised about it, increasees his behavior like a circus clown playing to the masses. It's cheating to say he's "like Christ" - how? If you cannot point out the virtue of what he's doing, then all you know is that you like the bread and circuses.

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    1. The virtue of what he's doing is precisely what he's said he'd do, "to smell of his sheep." How can you truly evangelize if you appear too far apart from those to whom you evangelize? There's but only one class of clerics and laity that do..the Pharisee. And we see how well that works out. Our Church wasn't exactly in the best of shape when Pope Francis was elected. Insanity's definition, in part, is doing the same action repeatedly and expecting a different result. Our Church was truly dying; going the way of many Protestant denominations. Not a good thing. If you're driving and get a flat tire, you don't often double-down; 'well I'm going to keep driving anyway; with the same speed; with the same style; with the same lane.' The driver then ultimately pleads with the police, 'Officer, I was just following the rubrics. Yea, and your rubrics have damaged the road and blocked traffic for the next 6 hours. License and registration, please.' Thus, this is why your keys to the car have been taken.

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    2. My Dear LWC, I am fascinated by your comparing what we believe as Catholics to a "flat tire". Why have Rubrics, why have Precepts, why have Commandments, why have Religion? I am reminded of the saying... if you don't believe in anything, you will fall for everything. Please study the Bible, and especially the parts of the Pharisees, and what motivated them. Part of being a wolf in sheep's clothing is that you smell like the sheep. I do not trust in princes, I trust in our Lord, Jesus Christ. The first give away, is that even our Holy Father, has to confess his sins.

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    3. My Dear Ruben, perhaps you overlooked my principal analogy of the car as our Church; the flat tire as the problem; the damaged road as our flock and the way forward; and the officer as the Holy Spirit at Conclave prior to Francis' election. Specific to 'rubrics,' it's not unlike telling the police, but 'officer, the speed limit was 55; not '55 except on ice.''

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    4. And a Very Happy Easter, by the way.

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  4. Thankfully I already overcame the difficulty of admitting to myself that there are bad popes, such as the ones who did much worse things than Jose Bergoglio. The Holy Spirit will protect the Church from his errors in the long term.

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  5. We've had a few very bad popes in the past 2,000 years, setting themselves above the Lord Jesus Christ. This one, too, the Church will survive.
    A most blessed Easter, everyone!

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  6. Good Job holy Father. I like when you get the pharisee's panties in a bunch.

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  7. Good afternoon everyone! I think that the biggest problem a lot of us Catholics have is that Holy Mother Church has instituted Rubrics. The question is are they valid or not? Much can be similarly discussed as to, if we live by the 10 suggestions or 10 Commandments. If i tell my children that they have to live by certain rules and then I break those rules my self... I think everyone knows what would happen then.

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  8. These accusations me remind me very much of the Pharisees attacking Jesus for not abiding by their traditions. "How dare you heal on the Sabbath?" "Your disciples don't wash their hands!" "Jesus talked with a Samaritan woman!" "Jesus eats with publicans and sinners!" Pope Francis is the pope. It isn't like he is out there doing drugs and partying. He is reaching out to the world with love and compassion. Washing feet is not doctrine. It is called "rubrics"'. It is one of those things, "whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." The traditionalists are showing themselves to be true Pharisees in every negative sense of the word.

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    1. There is a proper context for rubrics so that they are unambiguously about the object of their usage; Christ is forever the focal point. Liberal modernists use them as a form of self-promotion; an instrument to scandalise the faithful with contentious interpretations and they are stripped of their authentic liturgical symbolism embodying The Faith they should serve.
      Our Blessed Lord was not a politician or a soldier. He shunned this and devoted His time solely to encourage us to obey His commandments as a sign of love for Him. He scandalised the Pharisees because He was trying to tell them that they were soon to be superceded by a new covenant based on a new ecclesiastical foundation. It was not a random compilation of contentious political points scored against tradition. He, His Blessed Mother Foster Father respected the traditions and the commandments reinforcing them. It was the hypocrisy by the authorities he hated and that he dealt with. Indeed, sounds more like the hypocrisy of our collegial, interconfessional, ecumenical tradition-hating hierarchs who love to play to the people - the appeal on behalf of Barabbas in stead of The Blessed Saviour. Political correctness has swamped The Vatican over the last 50 years. They spend most of their time apologising for The Faith & belief in Our Blessed Lord rather than propagating it. They are anthropocentrically obsessed - doctrinally, liturgically and pastorally. Most of their public statements and actions are designed to provoke dispute and contention.

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  9. http://padrepioandchiesaviva.com/Padre_Pio___Fr.html

    Plenty there, if you bother to read it and then equate it with all the pre-VCII doctrinal teachings. Our Blessed Lord did not die on the Cross for Talmudic jewry to subvert the church with its whited-sepulchry and hypocrisy. Popes should keep to proagating The Faith as the divine mandate requires - not sow the seeds of rebellion and indifference among the flock - this is Satan's job. Liberal modernists serve him well - this is why Pope St Pius X condemned them as enemies of The Church and why St Pio of Pietrelcina loved this pope most out of all popes as he represented most simply the Christ. Not one of the post-conciliar popes is simple - they all have the liberal modernist agenda - ecumenism, interconfessionalism, collegiality, liturgical and pastoral anthropocentrism, horizontalism and pantheism. It is a politico-philosophical system that has strong masonic interconnections and is vested in the destruction of a unique Faith designed by The Blessed Trinity for the salvation of the humanity. This is the apostasy referred to as "silent" by John Paul II but which he helped disseminate with his anthropological phenomenology and inculturated liturgies.

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  10. It's near-impossible to hold any degree of efficient debate when posts are delayed as long as they are.

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    1. Perhaps, in your frustration you would start your own blog or forum where you could hold efficient debates? And posts would never be delayed?

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