First, a little background, in case you missed this bit of news:
At his daily Mass at Santa Marta, Pope Francis said :
“In these times, it seems like the ‘Great Accuser’ has been unchained and is attacking bishops. True, we are all sinners, we bishops. He tries to uncover the sins, so they are visible in order to scandalize the people. The ‘Great Accuser’, as he himself says to God in the first chapter of the Book of Job, ‘roams the earth looking for someone to accuse‘. A bishop’s strength against the ‘Great Accuser’ is prayer, that of Jesus and his own, and the humility of being chosen and remaining close to the people of God, without seeking an aristocratic life that removes this unction. Let us pray, today, for our bishops: for me, for those who are here, and for all the bishops throughout the world.” (11th Sept. 2018)
On 13th September, 2018, LifeSiteNews reported:
“Pope at Mass today again referred to the Great Accuser who is “among us.”
… “Reaction came quickly to the Pope’s words, with many saying that it sounded like the Pope was suggesting that uncovering the sins of a bishop, such as abuse, was somehow the work of the devil.
In that sense, some viewed the Pontiff as himself taking the role of the accuser, in order to silence those critical of members of his hierarchy and to hush discussion about clergy sex abuse.”
Read the whole article here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-catholics-who-enter-into-logic-of-accusing-are-doing-satans-wo?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=c014afd399-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520World_COPY_324&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-c014afd399-402310269
Crusader Chris – in reply to Francis’ :
Sorry to say, but this latest ploy of Francis is almost diabollically cunning in that it twists Scripture to deflect attention from himself!!
The Great Accuser he refers to is not only in the story of Job but in Revelations (Chpt 12:10) and in the famous vision of Pope Leo XIII in 1884...
BUT but but, Satan’s accusations were NOT about scandal and misdeeds. His words to the Lord, accusing God’s people, were along these lines:-
“Your people only love You and are faithful and dedicated to You because You pour blessings upon them. If You take away all their blessings, they will curse You!”
That became Job’s test. And in 1884 the Devil was granted 100 years by God to do his damnedest and test His Church, which is our current trial through Communism and Modernism and increasing anti-Christian secularism.
In his homily Francis is cleverly equating the Great Accuser with Archbishop Vigano!! – reversing the truth, insinuating that goodness and integrity and honesty are evil. So, so very very deceptive – especially for Catholics who don’t know their Scripture!
In the same homily, quoted in that News Flash, Francis presents humility, humbleness, in the context of simplicity, in opposition to “seeking an aristocratic life” – but that’s his favourite stance, the class war again about the rich & poor.
But true humility is an interior position. It requires lowering oneself, admitting guilt & being repentant! It is the opposite of pride and arrogance and self-aggrandisement. Humility is littleness. The soul recognises its own fraility, sinfulness, limitations and its need for God. What Scripture calls “poor in spirit”.
Just my pennyworth