Looks like the Church militia men
want the 'church of nice' after all.
The gossip online passed off as news because they are reported in Catholic publications is very disturbing, very soul-destroying.
Damien Thompson. Edward Pentin. 'Journalists' and bloggers alike report allegations made by 'sources close to the Pope', unnamed Vatican sources. Cardinals claim 30 or more anonymous Cardinals are with them in their doubt... waiting for the Pope to say something. Social-media clerical-wanna-be's condemn 'ordinary Catholics' as 'too stupid to understand' what all of this means.
I was playing on Facebook yesterday, writing really stupid stuff - as usual - and I was amazed how frequently people update their timeline with trivia. So that's what people do when their faces are always buried in their phones. That's what they do in between projects at work. (I'm not exempting myself in this - since that's also how I see all the gossip and slanderous comments in comboxes.) Trivia is fine - having fun is fine - but slandering the Pope is evil.
Delusion on a massive scale.
Those so scandalized by the coprophilia statement by Pope Francis really ought to consider the shit they are saying and repeating to understand the profundity of that expression. In Scripture the Holy Spirit gives the Word to the prophet* and the apostle to eat and consume ... the Word of God gives joy to the soul. On the other hand, the devil gives the excrement of gossip and derision and scandal to consume and spew - and this is what is repeated in the gossip columns of social media. The effects of this is sadness - faith destroying sadness.
The Holy Spirit says:
Oh, that today you would hear his voice,"Harden not your hearts as at the rebellion ...
Take care, brothers and sisters,
that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart, so as to forsake the living God.
Encourage yourselves daily while it is still "today," so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin. - Hebrews 3: 7-14
*When I found your words, I devoured them;
your words were my joy, the happiness of my heart,
Because I bear your name,
LORD, God of hosts. - Jeremiah 15:16
Snap out of it!