Words and Actions of Pope Francis
- “To bow down with compassionate love before the weak and needy is part of the authentic spirit of religion…”
This is the same Francis who refuses to genuflect before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at Holy Mass and yet urges Christians to “kneel in veneration when a poor person enters the church.” (Robert de Mattei 5 Nov 16)
“It’s not right to convince someone of your faith … proselytism is the strongest venom,”
- Consider, for example, the so-called Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to Representatives of Different Religions given on November 3rd 2016. (http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2016/november/documents/papa-francesco_20161103_udienza-interreligiosa.html)
In an address of roughly 1,200 words, Francis saw fit to cite generic “religion” and “mercy” nearly a dozen times; even as he failed to invoke the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ – the personification of God’s mercy – even once.
- The “authentic” religions, according to Francis, are those that practice “mercy” defined in strictly earthbound, humanistic, terms such as:
Fraternal service, sincere sharing, dialogue … Opposition to conflict, division, intolerance, misunderstanding, closed-mindedness, disrespect, violence and discrimination … Concern for those in sickness, disability, poverty, injustice, conflicts and migrations …
November 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has criticized the “legalism” of Catholics raising concern about his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia mere days after four cardinals (i.e. Cardinals Raymond Burke, Joachim Meisner, Walter Brandmüller, and Carlo Caffarra) went public with their request that he clarify it.
“Some, as with certain responses to Amoris Laetitia, persist in seeing only white or black, when rather one ought to discern in the flow of life,” Pope Francis said in an interview with Avvenire. “But these critiques – if they’re not from an evil spirit – do help. Some types of rigorism spring from the desire to hide one’s own dissatisfaction under armour.”
Pope-francis: review of 2017 – Short summary:
See https://thewildvoice.org/pope-francis-2017/ for the video.
“In just one year The False Prophet Pope Francis said Jesus “made Himself the devil”; joked that the Holy Trinity is always arguing; issued a stamp with the image of Martin Luther; claimed that “God cannot be God without man; advocated for changing translation of the “Our Father” prayer; and much more…(See the link above at The Wild Voice for ‘A chronological review of headlines and quotes of Pope Francis during 2017’. Each quote, headline, and news story in the video is dated and sourced (Vatican Website, Catholic News Agency, BBC, New York Times, La Repubblica, etc.)”
The following is from: https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/the-abcs-of-our-concerns-with-pope-francis
- On January 19, 2015 while speaking of “responsible” parenthood, the pope cautioned against Catholics breeding “like rabbits.”
Pope Francis has frequently castigated faithful adherents of the Catholic faith as “obsessed,” “doctors of the law,” “neo-pelagian,” “self-absorbed,” “restorationist,” “fundamentalist,” “rigid,” “ideological,” “hypocritical,” rosary-counters, and much more.
- In addressing faithful Cardinals at the Synod of the Family, in magazine interviews, book interviews, radio interviews, official church documents, and in homily after homily, he has used condemning language indicating they are “idolaters and rebels who will never arrive at the fullness of the truth,” and “heretics and not Catholics.”
More quotes from Pope Francis:
Of the Holy Spirit – ‘Pope Francis’ says:‘The Paraclete (the Holy Spirit) creates all the differences among the Churches, almost as if he were an Apostle of Babel.‘ (MARCH 15, 2013, VATICAN )
Of Jesus Christ – ‘Pope Francis’ Says:
‘And it’s fine (the Cross) but not just as a badge, as if it were a team, the badge of a team; but rather as the memory of the man (Jesus) who made himself sin, who made himself the devil, the serpent, for us; he debased himself up to the point of totally annihilating himself.‘ (APRIL 4, 2017 – L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO)
Of the Most Holy Trinity – ‘Pope Francis’ jokes:
‘Inside the Holy Trinity they’re all arguing behind closed doors, but on the outside they give the picture of unity.‘ (MARCH 25, 2017 – CRUX)
Of God the Father–‘Pope Francis’ says:
‘God cannot be God without man… Let us also think of the Father, of our Father who cannot be without us, and who is watching us at this moment.‘ (JUNE 7, 2017 – ROME REPORTS/VIDEO)
- Of the Blessed Virgin Mary – ‘Pope Francis’ says:
‘She was silent, but in her heart, how many things she told the Lord! ‘You, that day, this and the other that we read, you had told me that he would be great, you had told me that you would have given him the throne of David, his forefather, that he would have reigned forever and now I see him there!’ Our Lady was human! And perhaps she even had the desire to say: ‘Lies! I was deceived!‘ (DECEMBER 20, 2013 – VATICAN RADIO)
On Jesus Pope Francis said:
(See details at: “ https://thewildvoice.org/pope-francis-bad-fruits/)
‘Pope Francis’ said that Jesus “had to beg forgiveness of his parents“ and that the Virgin Mary reproached Christ. (when lost in the temple)
- ‘Pope Francis’ taught that the miracle of Jesus multiplying the bread and fish was really a miracle of “sharing“.
Pope Francis’ questionable statements/actions:
‘Pope Francis’ claimed that lost souls do not go to Hell, saying “there is no punishment, but the annihilation of that soul. All the others will participate in the beatitude of living in the presence of the Father. The souls that are annihilated will not take part in that banquet; with the death of the body their journey is finished.”
On June 8, 2014, Pentecost, the day that celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles (often called “the birthday of the Church”), ‘Pope Francis’ hosted the first ever Muslim and Jewish prayers and Koran readings at the Vatican.
‘Pope Francis’ sent an iPhone video message recorded by (now deceased) Tony Palmer to a group of evangelicals gathered by “The Godfather of the Prosperity Gospel” TV Preacher Kenneth Copeland. Tony Palmer dubbed this event the beginning of “the miracle of unity” and with the claimed approval of ‘Pope Francis’ said “The real communion is not the bread, but the brother.“
‘Pope Francis’ released a video promoting his prayer intention of “Inter-religious Dialogue”. It featured an Islamic Leader, a Buddhist Lama, a Jewish Rabbi, and a Catholic Priest. The video included images of Muslim prayer beads, a Buddha statue, and a Menorah, but no cross. All religions were presented equally and the star of the video, ‘Pope Francis’, said “Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty we have for all: we are all children of God.”
‘Pope Francis’ said that “Mother Earth“ is the one who ‘gave us life and safeguards us‘.
‘Pope Francis’ approved of contraception in certain circumstances.
‘Pope Francis’ issued an Apostolic Exhortation (Amoris Laetitia) that changes the practice of denying Holy Communion to those who are in ‘irregular unions‘ (divorced and remarried, etc.).
On December 8, 2015, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the official opening day of the “Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy“, as well as the 50th anniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Council, images of animals (and pagan gods and goddesses) were projected onto the facade of Saint Peter’s Basilica at an event called “Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home“ as an homage to nature inspired by ‘Pope Francis” climate change encyclical, “Laudato Si” and coinciding with the COP 21 climate conference in Paris.
Pope Francis’ after being asked about the murder of Father Hamel, a Priest whose throat was slashed by an Islamic jihadist during Mass in Paris, mentioned “fruit salad“, said “If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence“, and generically condemned “fundamentalists“ while pushing “coexistence“.
On October 31, 2016, All Hallows’ Eve, ‘Pope Francis’ participated in a joint ceremony with the World Lutheran Federation to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, signing a joint pledge to work to remove all obstacles to full unity; He has also said that he “admires” Martin Luther and that “the intentions of Martin Luther were not mistaken“. He has put a red statue of Martin Luther in the Vatican, and even left Lutherans wondering if they are already allowed to take Holy Communion in the Catholic Church.
- ‘Pope Francis’ said “It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.“
Tomorrow: Part 3 – Correcting the Pope – Saints and Popes
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