The Theology of the Bawdy…

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Ghostwriter of Francis’ Ecology Encyclical wrote Book on “the Art of Kissing”

The ongoing freak show that is the Vatican II Church is getting more absurd by the day. It has now come to light that “the Pope’s theologian”, the man who wrote Francis’ forthcoming encyclical on ecology and the environment (reportedly to be called Laudato Sii), published a book twenty years ago entitled, “Heal me with your Mouth: The Art of Kissing.”

We’re not making this up. We couldn’t if we tried!

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The author’s name is Victor Manuel Fernández, and Francis is very familiar with him as he is one of his closest advisers, going back to his days in Argentina. In fact, when Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) was elected head of the Novus Ordo Sect on March 13, 2013, he wasted no time raising his buddy Fernandez to the rank of “Archbishop”. Fernandez has been serving as the rector of the “Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina” in Buenos Aires, the city where Bergoglio was “archbishop” from 1998 until 2013.

The book was published in 1995 in Argentina by the Lumen publishing group. Its original title is, Sáname con tu Boca: El Arte de Besar. In the book description provided by the publisher, Fernandez assures his readers that — of course! — he is not writing about kissing from his own personal experience but from that of others whom he has interviewed: “I want to clarify that this book was not written based on my personal experience but based on the lives of those who kiss. In these pages I want to synthesize the popular feeling, what people feel when they think of a kiss, what they experience when they kiss. For that I chatted at length with many people who have abundant experience in this area, and also with many young people learning in what manner to kiss. I also consulted many books, and I wanted to show how the poets talk about kissing. So, trying to synthesize the immense richness of life, these pages emerged in favor of kissing. I hope that they help you kiss better, that they motivate you to release the best of yourself in a kiss” (taken from description provided by publisher).

Ahh-hem. Perhaps it will be useful to recall to the traditional Catholic moral teaching on kissing. Aside from platonic kissing between relatives and a kiss used as an innocent greeting, kissing is generally reserved for the married life for obvious reasons that need not be elaborated on here. Outside of wedlock, romantic kissing is obviously an occasion of sin. A brief but good summary of the Catholic teaching on this is provided by Fr. Thomas Slater, A Manual of Moral Theology, Vol. I, 5th & rev. ed., p. 220), and will generally be found in any pre-Vatican II Catholic moral theology manual. For those looking for an in-depth treatment of the morality of kissing will find this in Fr. Winfrid Herbst’s book Kissing, available online.

So, the question that arises inevitably at this point is, just what earned this Victor Manual Fernandez the rank of “Archbishop” in Francis’ eyes? Why did Bergoglio make him his personal “theologian”? Remember that not only did Francis raise this man to being a bishop (thank goodness episcopal ordination is not valid in the Novus Ordo), he also chose him to be his own ghostwriter, both for the encyclical on the environment as well as, reportedly, for the “Apostolic Exhortation” Evangelii Gaudium. Clearly, the “Pope” thinks the world of this man and is rewarding him by making him the writer for his own pseudo-theological junk!

This is further corroborated by something related by Vaticanist Giuseppe Nardi, who reported two years ago that it was then-“Cardinal” Jorge Bergoglio who in 2009 was instrumental in getting Fernandez appointed as rector of the “Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina”, against conservative resistance. As mentioned earlier, Fernandez still holds the same position to this day, now even with the rank of “Archbishop.”

In fact, this reminds one of Francis as the “Kissing Pope.”

In short: Fernandez and Francis are two peas in a pod. Fernandez is Francis, and Francis is Fernandez. The semi-traditionalist GloriaTV has the following interesting video on the two Argentinian pseudo-Catholics:

A number of other English-speaking web sites have also touched upon the person and theology of Fernandez, and his close ties to Bergoglio/Francis:

All of this merits perhaps a review of Bergoglio’s time in Buenos Aires. The following list contains some select highlights — lowlights, really — of Bergoglio’s performance before he became “Pope” Francis:

As we keep saying: You can’t make this stuff up!