Insufferable drivel on steroids…
“A Dream Named Jesus”
– Bergoglio blathers at Youth in Panama
Yesterday, Jan. 24, was only the first full day of Jorge Bergoglio’s trip to Panama City for World Youth Day, but the man more commonly known by his stage name “Pope Francis” wasted no time unloading truckloads of verbiage on his hapless audiences, inundating them with thinly-veiled Naturalist, psycho-philosophical bromides and meaningless verbal clutter.
His first address was to government authorities, diplomats, and representatives of society, and its verbal highlights included such stunning concepts as:
- land of convocation
- land of dreams
- hub of hope
- gaze towards others
- vital horizons
- right to the future
- creative dynamism
- culture of transparency
…you get the idea. Catholicism and the supernatural were strikingly absent, but that’s no surprise, since the man isn’t actually a Catholic.
His second address was to his fellow non-Catholic pseudo-bishops of Central America, and they too got a generous helping of Bergoglian blather, including:
- nurturing, revitalizing, enriching
- “the Spirit”
- smell of the sheep
- feeling and gaze
- God’s dream
That Francis saw fit to quote from a condemned book found on the 1948 edition of the Index of Forbidden Books — Fr. Antonio Rosmini Serbati‘s The Five Wounds of the Holy Church — is the icing on the cake.
Yesterday evening saw the final address for the day, given to youth during the main welcoming ceremony. Here is the video of the whole spectacle:
Besides the usual stuff about “going forward” and that “culture of encounter”, Francis also told the youngsters that “[w]ith you, we want to rediscover and reawaken the Church’s constant freshness and youth, opening ourselves to a new Pentecost.”
There it is again! That “New Pentecost” that we’ve been hearing about since May 17, 1959. Apparently, after almost 60 years, they’re still waiting for it! Alternatively, depending on whom you listen to, the New Pentecost did happen already at Vatican II, in which case one would have to infer that Francis wants to have yet another Pentecost, that is, a third one — apparently the first one wasn’t good enough and the “second one” is already out of fashion.
Now just wait till you find out how Francis thinks that New Pentecost can only come about: “…this can only happen if, by our listening and sharing, we encourage each other to keep walking and to bear witness by proclaiming the Lord through service to our brothers and sisters, and concrete service at that.” Got it?! You listen, share, encourage each other to keep walking and to engage in concrete service. And then — voilà! — somehow, there will be yet another Pentecost, whatever that even means. Just like with ecumenism — there’s that nebulous goal of “Christian unity” that they have not defined and cannot define, they just know that it’s not the conversion of heretics to Catholicism and that if they “keep walking”, then one day this “unity” will come. How that’s been going lately, can be seen here.
Francis also told his audience: “By your actions and your approach, your way of looking at things, your desires and above all your sensitivity, you discredit and defuse the kind of talk that is intent on sowing division, on excluding or rejecting those who are not ‘like us’.” That’s an odd thing to say, considering that Francis naturally has no idea what any of the people he’s addressing are thinking, desiring, or doing. But let’s say he’s right in his estimation. By telling the young to “discredit and defuse [any] kind of talk that is intent on sowing division”, he’s encouraged them to oppose Jesus Christ, who said:
Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s enemies shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
The simple truth is that division is not per se an evil. Division is a very good and necessary thing when it divides us from sin, from what is not holy, not in accordance with God’s will, or not worth bothering with. In fact, Francis’ very own words imply his endorsement of division, since he is encouraging his audience to stay away from divisive talk and those who divide. Logic is a terrible thing for Modernists!
But then came the ultimate “highlight” of the talk, a real doozy. Listen to this:
The culture of encounter is a call inviting us to dare to keep alive a shared dream. Yes, a great dream, a dream that has a place for everyone. The dream for which Jesus gave his life on the cross, for which the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost and brought fire to the heart of every man and woman, in your hearts and mine, in the hope of finding room to grow and flourish. A dream named Jesus, sown by the Father in the confidence that it would grow and live in every heart. A dream running through our veins, thrilling our hearts and making them dance whenever we hear the command: “that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this, all men will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another” (Jn 13:34-35).
There is simply nothing to say to that. When the “Pope” talks about a “dream running through our veins, thrilling our hearts and making them dance”, there are simply no words that could adequately express what ought to be said. But a picture may do the trick:
Mary found the courage to say “yes”. She found the strength to give life to God’s dream. The angel is asking the same thing of each of you, and of me. Do you want this dream to come alive? Do you want to make it take flesh with your hands, with your feet, with your gaze, with your heart? Do you want the Father’s love to open new horizons for you and bring you along paths never imagined or hoped for, dreamt or expected, making our hearts rejoice, sing and dance?
Now we’ll have to say a few words anyway.
According to Bergoglio, the “dream for which Jesus gave his life on the cross” is “a dream named Jesus” and is “God’s dream”. Whatever.
This is typical Francis. Accompanying the crazy metaphors we find the proposal of concepts that are kept deliberately vague and ambiguous: What are the “new horizons” and “paths never imagined or hoped for, dreamt or expected” that Francis has in mind? He doesn’t say. He could say but he refuses to. This vagueness is a favorite tool of those who seek to impress without saying anything definite and who like to undermine the Faith while leaving enough room for plausible deniability.
It is easy to tell that Francis’ speeches are geared, primarily, for providing the world’s news agencies with bombastic headlines. It’s all fluff with no concrete meaning — allowing anyone to read into the text whatever he wishes to see there. It’s “hope and change” with a Catholic veneer.
At the prior World Youth Day in Cracow, Poland, one of Francis’ big messages to the youth was, “You believe in a new humanity”. Alas, the “new humanity” the Jesuit antipope had in mind was not regenerated human nature in the grace of Christ (see Eph 4:24) but some Masonic-Naturalist “New Man” that will prepare the world for the Antichrist.
By the way, the “Pope” also quite happily turned the youngsters in attendance into de facto oracles of God Himself:
Peter and the Church walk with you, and we want to tell you not to be afraid, to go forward with the same fresh energy and restlessness that helps make us happier and more available, better witnesses to the Gospel. To go forward, not to create a parallel Church that would be more “fun” or “cool” thanks to a fancy youth event, as if that were all you needed or wanted. That way of thinking would not respect either you or everything that the Spirit is saying through you.
(Address to Youth, Jan. 24, 2019; at “Pope’s Address at Opening of World Youth Day 2019 (Full Text)”, Zenit, Jan. 25, 2019; underlining added.)
This is typical Modernist-existentialist theology, according to which the lived experience of man is a theological locus (place), that is, a source of revelation that informs our faith. This is a fundamental tenet of the Nouvelle Theologie (New Theology) condemned by Pope Pius XII. It explains why in the Vatican II Sect there is so much emphasis on man, why Francis always talks about “concrete situations” and “moving forward”, and why these wicked men do not even shirk from asserting the blasphemy that under certain circumstances, God wants us to commit adultery (see Francis’ exhortation Amoris Laetitia, n. 303).
In justification of this false and dangerous theology, these Modernists blasphemously invoke the Incarnation of our Blessed Lord:
The questions of our people, their suffering, their struggles, their dreams, their trials and their worries, all possess an interpretational value that we cannot ignore if we want to take the principle of the incarnation seriously. Their wondering helps us to wonder, their questions question us.
(Antipope Francis, Video Message to Participants in International Theological Congress at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Sep. 3, 2015; qtd. in Antipope Francis, Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, n. 44.)
They claim that because God became man, man has something to tell us about God. This is how Modernist theology works. We have made the following meme to illustrate how this differs from Catholic theology:
This Modernist theology has as a result the gradual but complete dissolution of all Catholic Faith, since no dogma is exempt from its false approach and principles. We have witnessed, accordingly, the almost complete destruction of Catholicism and the supernatural in the souls of (what are nominally) Catholics.
The first full day of Francis’ trip to Panama is over, but unfortunately a great many more words will yet come from his lips before he returns to Rome again.
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