Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Careerists and Climbers Doing “Great Harm” to the Church

Edit: here’s the Pope asserting himself as Popes have in the past. Perhaps you’ll remember Pope Benedict’s statement about professional Catholics? We’ve known pro-Catholics in the recent past who’ve usurped the Pope’s authority, and even chosen to lay claim to the special minority status of certain protected groups for their own purposes. This lay apostolic magisterium doesn’t get to decide who’s Catholic, they have always struck as as being anti-Semites. Here’s an excerpt, thanks to Rorate Caeli:

CAREERISTS AND CLIMBERS DOING “GREAT HARM” TO THE CHURCH

Vatican City, 8 May 2013 (VIS) – “The men and women of the Church who are careerists and social climbers, who 'use' people, the Church, their brothers and sisters—whom they should be serving—as a springboard for their own personal interests and ambitions … are doing great harm to the Church.” This is what Pope Francis asserted in his address to the participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) whom he received in audience this morning.

The pontiff spoke to the sisters of obedience, poverty, and chastity: “Obedience as listening to God's will, in the interior motion of the Holy Spirit authenticated by the Church, accepting that obedience also passes through human mediations. … Poverty, which teaches solidarity, sharing, and charity and which is also expressed in a soberness and joy of the essential, to put us on guard against the material idols that obscure the true meaning of life. Poverty, which is learned with the humble, the poor, the sick, and all those who are at the existential margins of life. Theoretical poverty doesn't do anything. Poverty is learned by touching the flesh of the poor Christ in the humble, the poor, the sick, and in children.”

“And then chastity, as a precious charism, that enlarges the freedom of your gift to God and others with Christ's tenderness, mercy, and closeness. Chastity for the Kingdom of Heaven shows how affection has its place in mature freedom and becomes a sign of the future world, to make God's primacy shine forever. But, please, [make it] a 'fertile' chastity, which generates spiritual children in the Church. The consecrated are mothers: they must be mothers and not 'spinsters'! Forgive me if I talk like this but this maternity of consecrated life, this fruitfulness is important! May this joy of spiritual fruitfulness animate your existence. Be mothers, like the images of the Mother Mary and the Mother Church. You cannot understand Mary without her motherhood; you cannot understand the Church without her motherhood, and you are icons of Mary and of the Church.”

Link to VIS...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will you explain what professional Catholics or dissidents claiming "minority status" are or seem anti-semitic? They seem to me the opposite.
Unless you're talking about the once Holy Roman Empire or South America.

Anonymous said...

Oh you're joking, right?

Tancred said...

Neocatholics are Anti-Semites and their infantile bigotry should be challenged at every opportunity.

Anonymous said...

What about the NCRegister / EWTN just for example : not minority status but neo-Cath and hospitable to many Professional Catholic, Climbers, Careerists ? I don't see any anti-Semitism there.

Tancred said...

You’re joking, right?

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I'm not understanding this, but if someone is suggesting that neoCatholics are anti Jewish all I can say is that I've never seen any suggestion of that. Quite the contrary, in fact. Most neoCatholics I have read are, if anything, philo-semitic.

And now we're seeing those same neoCatholics accusing the traditionalists of being antisemitic, which is absurd. I guess my question is: who is calling who antisemitic?

Please correct me if I am mistaken.

Tancred said...

They malign Catholics who don't fit their notions of political correctness on behalf of cultural Marxists like Abe Foxman. They sound like anti-Semites to me.

Anonymous said...

What a relief Tancred. I wondered if I was in the twilight zone or you were. I contained my examples and names and more names as I knew which ever of us was suddenly crazy would soon come back to his or her sense. And I refrained from speaking of the irksome insane phenomena of unqualified love for "The Jewish People".
And I too still can't abide this Copyright on Semitic.

Anonymous said...

Ah, I see what you mean now. And how right you are.

Anonymous said...

That was a fun exchange. You're joking. No, you're joking.
Yeh it was fun and I'm not joking.

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