Pope Francis forges ahead with the Bergoglian Reformation and knowing that he has but little time, is filled with evil intensity to rehabilitate the arch-heretic Martin Luther.
Just a few days ago, Pope Francis honored the 99th anniversary of Our Lady of the Rosary’s last visit to Fatima, Portugal and her Miracle of the Sun, which she performed “so that all will believe”.
Oh wait – no – he honored someone else, didn’t he? Someone much more modern and important? Pope Francis chose to honor Martin Luther instead of the Blessed Virgin on the 99th anniversary of her miracle of the sun. Really. In fact, he did not even mention Our Lady of Fatima or the Holy Rosary once on the 99th anniversary of the greatest event of the 20th century.
To the left, Pope Francis with the statue of Martin Luther, who was honored by the Pope during his talk welcoming Lutheran pilgrims on October 13, this year.
In his own words:
“The last thing you must do is ‘to say, to convince’. It’s not right to convince someone of your faith,” he said. “Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism”.
The pope was speaking to around 1,000 pilgrims in the Vatican – most of them German Lutherans – who are in Rome as part of ecumenical preparations for the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Lutheran “reformation”.
“The Apostle Paul tells us that, by virtue of our baptism, we all form the one Body of Christ,” the pope said. “The different members, in fact, are one body.” (ANSA)
Earlier, in yet another of his flying circus press conferences, on June 27, the Pope said,
“I think that the intentions of Martin Luther were not mistaken. He was a reformer. Perhaps some methods were not correct . . . There was corruption in the Church, there was worldliness, attachment to money, to power, and this he protested. Then he was intelligent and took some steps forward justifying, and because he did this. And today Lutherans and Catholics, Protestants, all of us agree on the doctrine of justification.” (NCRegister) Thus does this pope reject the “outdated” Council of Trent and its truths.
The “Luther Love Fest” will continue in a couple weeks, with the Pope visiting Sweden to honor Martin Luther there as well. And on it goes, where it stops no one knows. But we can take a fairly well informed guess that it will have its culmination by the time of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s revolt, in October 2017. No wonder the Pope is so fond of Luther: after all, Luther made a mess just as Pope Francis commands us. In fact, long before Luther, his patron demon Judas was notably making quite a mess and revolting against Christ; perhaps the Pope will rehabilitate them both in this brave new church where heresy and betrayal is celebrated and speaking the truth of the faith is considered “venomous poison”.