Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Roman Catholic Politics of The Remnant

The Remnant describes this as a
 'Huge Vatican Event: Schneider, Burke speak during Amazon Synod.'

I'm getting burnt out by all of it.

Fr. Z is in the above photo, positioned in the front row, speaking with Cardinal Arinze.  Michael Matt is a friend of Fr. Z.

Calling this a huge Vatican Event is an overstatement, which had nothing to do with the synod.  It's a book launch.  "The launch of a new book-length interview of Bishop Athanasius Schneider that covers everything from the current pontificate, to Vatican II, to Archbishop Lefebvre's role in the resistance, to the Society of St. Pius X and even the role of Freemasonry."

This is politics.  They are contaminated by right-wing, political ideology - and they can be easily manipulated in and through what appears to be an inordinate attachment to big 'T' tradition.  It's as if they are forming a parallel magisterium.  (Not the Cardinals of course, just their 'promoters'.  What?)

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Remember when Pedro Arrupe was removed as Superior General of the Jesuit Order by Pope John Paul II?

Servant of God, Pedro Arrupe, S.J.


That's because he wasn't removed.  Servant of God Pedro Arrupe, S.J. was NOT removed by Pope St. John Paul II.  It is not at all true to say that, as some 'self-appointed, lay-authorities and gossips' online tell it.

Truth be told, "Arrupe suffered a stroke on Aug. 7, 1981, and soon after resigned as superior general, as his ability to speak quickly degenerated."

Were there troubles with his leadership?  Yes.  Both St. Paul VI and St. John Paul II had serious concerns with the Jesuit emphasis on social justice issues, as well as questionable doctrinal issues circulating within the order, but neither Pope called for Arrupe to resign, nor attempted to remove him from office.