The Synod, as we pointed out numerous times over the past year, did nothing other than what was clearly predicted, and the media response, too, was entirely predictable. No traditional site expected the Synod to “change doctrine”. Instead, we all said to be prepared for actions to undermine it in the name of a false mercy, and facing “reality”. But, before the Synod even began, Pope Francis had already issued his disastrous Moto Proprios gutting the sacrament of matrimony. He had stacked the Synod with his chosen pro-sodomite prelates. He had publicly proclaimed Kasper’s heresy as “serene theology”, almost from the start. So, it is not as if we didn’t know…
Then why am I moping around with that kicked-in-the-gut feeling? I think it’s because deep inside, I had hoped the months of prayer and small penances we all did, would somehow turn things around. I had really hoped that from Poland, Africa, Uzbekistan or somewhere we would see strong Catholic Bishops and Cardinals rise to defend the faith. But in the end, despite the bluster of the opposition, the Lord of the World still has his way. And so I go around feeling sick at heart.
The thing that clinched it for me was Cupich’s eyelash, you know, the video of him lecturing all of us on the true meaning of the sacrament of penance. In the alternate universe of CupichWorld (next door to DisneyWorld?) reconciliation not only does not mean forgiving sin (and thus calling for atonement), but is based on the anatomical term for eyelash, “cilia”. No, I did not get that from Mad Magazine or The Onion. Unless you’ve been away from the web, you have seen the Lifesite News/Voice of the Family video, but here it is, if you are really a glutton for punishment.
Now, you can feel as sick at heart as I do! That has to be the saddest thing I have seen from this poor man who, come to think of it, does bear a strong resemblance to Alfred E. Neuman, doesn’t he?
As preposterous as that is, this is where the Institutional Church is now. And still, Catholics will not see what a caricature this whole Merciful® FrancisChurch schtick has become.
I an effort to cleanse the palate of Cupich, we’ll follow up with a good video from Remnant TV with Michael Matt and Dr. John Rao:
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, crush the head of satan and restore the Faith!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done!
Please remember, pray the Rosary and confound the devil!
~ evensong, for the love of the Immaculata.