The Other Way Round



Laudably, Bishop Francis invites us to go to confession; and in an interesting turn of events even seems to insist in calling it “confession” rather than with its V II correct name of “reconciliation”. Still, as Francis is polluted through and through with the evil ideology of V II, he regularly fails to stress and impress upon his readers what once upon a time would have been hammered in the faithful’s head by the most mediocre of priests: that there is an obligation to go to confession.

This is indicative of the entire V II mentality, even in those cases when the steroids of Francis’ South-American Jesuitism are, for the time being, blessedly absent. Whenever I read Francis’ exhortations, I am reminded of those newspaper articles gently encouraging us to eat more carrots, or reminding us of the virtues of Brussels Sprouts: you should do this, because you see, it’s good.

The not-so-small difference is that there is no Sacrament Of Carrots, nor is it necessary to eat Brussels Sprouts to have one’s mortal sins forgiven; and as importantly, that God does not tell me to eat carrots, but He commands me to go to Confession. I am sure Francis is aware of this, but from the way it talks this is not very evident.

“Oh, but he is talking to Catholics – some will say – they know that! They do not need to be reminded!”

Really? Have you noticed any trend in Confession frequency in the last, say, fifty years? And by the way, how come the faithful never have to be reminded about their obligation to attend Mass, go to confession, not contracept, & Co., but must be always reminded about poverty, as if they did not know about their obligations in that respect?

Well, I can tell you how come: because for Francis the things of Heaven are fully secondary to the things of earth. His gaze is fully fixed on the favela, and he constantly gives the impression to him religion is just a way to improve people’s condition here on earth.

As if God were there to serve Man, rather than the other way round.

Go to confession, folks. You’ll feel so good when you get out of the confessional.



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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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One Response to The Other Way Round

  1. Confession, reconciliation– call it what you want– the old fogeys in charge are forever tweaking around the words used in our various rituals— how many remember, when these same old cronies/fogeys tweaked around the lovely words of the ” LORD’S PRAYER ” the Our Father — what a colossal disaster that was. The latest are the words of the Consecration; does this mean that all the Consecrations of the past are invalid ??? and JESUS did not come to the altar at Holy Mass for all these years ????
    Every time these old fogeys are called to Rome for a nice holiday, ( plenty of scrumptious food, lots of booze– waited on by a fleet of servants ) they feel they have to justify their presence there, and therefore have some amusement tweaking around words and rituals; and we the dopes called the laity just have to obey their diktats, couched under the nomenclature of some council/synod; and it becomes what we sheep have to follow— what rot has crept in; many of these old fogeys are senile old goats, who cannot think straight, yet are still Princes of the Church, and therefore have the right too tell us laity what to do; I really wonder how many will stand a test of mental competency ???
    One very relevant point in this confession/reconciliation business, is which of of us laity would feel comfortable confessing ones transgressions to a priest who is a known paedophile/fornicator/thief ????? I certainly am not !!!!!

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