Blog note: The False Prophet is at it again… marginalizing the destruction of the Christian faith as something not to worry about. Really? Whose side is he on? It should be obvious. Is he working to increase the spread of the gospel, or looking the other way as the true Church’s influence declines around the world. His reaction to this trend is the same as his reaction to the historic priest pedophile, sexual-abuse scandals around the world. Belittles the problem, says ‘everything is find and under control’, etc. He signs ‘deals’ with Communist, Chinese authorities letting them pick bishops in China. Uhh…. Isn’t that a lot like give the fox keys to the hen house?
When I first felt prompted to start my ministry, I gave Pope Francis the ‘benefit of the doubt’ regarding the role he might be playing for Christ on earth, during these latter days. I am no longer giving him the ‘benefit of a doubt’. From what I have seen over the past several years leaves a very cold shiver up and down my spine, not only from what he says and does (and from what he doesn’t say and doesn’t do) that I logically concluded that the role he playing, and his character in the end times drama is not beneficial to the true church or supportive of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I won’t go into a full-blown commentary at this time. Whose side is he on? You decide for yourself. End of note.
Satan would deceive us into thinking that things are ‘fine as they are’, ‘not to worry’, ‘move along folks, there nothing to see here.’
Fri Nov 30, 2018 – 4:55 pm EST
Pope Francis: Church closings a ‘sign of the times,’ should not cause anxiety (Really?)
November 30, 2018 (CatholicCulture.org) Phil Lawler – The observation that many churches, which until a few years ago were necessary, are now no longer thus, due to a lack of faithful and clergy, or a different distribution of the population between cities and rural areas, should be welcomed in the Church not with anxiety, but as a sign of the times that invites us to reflection and requires us to adapt.
Those are the words of Pope Francis, as reported by the Vatican press office. The emphasis is mine.
If some day I arrive in a hospital emergency room bleeding profusely from gaping wounds, I’d like to think that the doctors would respond to (not exactly “welcome”) my arrival “with anxiety.” Because anxiety would be warranted.
The doctors could choose to let me wait a bit, while they reflected on the hazards of modern life and the best ways to prevent whatever sort of accident had befallen me. But if they did, they wouldn’t be very good doctors. In fact, if I survived, I might have a strong case for malpractice.
Our Church has been hemorrhaging members for decades now. The closing of churches is a symptom of a serious pathology. Yes, reflect on the causes. Certainly think about how to adapt. But for God’s sake be anxious, because souls are at stake!