Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pope Francis and His Revolutionary Language

Pope Francis' "Revolutionary Language"
(Rome) The historian and well-known Catholic intellectual Roberto de Mattei published a column yesterday in the Rome newspaper Il Tempo (18th May), about the "revolutionary language" of Pope Francis.

The revolutionary language of Pope Francis

by Roberto de Mattei

In the Church's history there have been many "reformist" popes, but Pope Bergoglio seems to belong to a different category, which has been alien under the Roman popes to date, that of the "revolutionary".

The reformers of the past aimed to restore the doctrine and the discipline to its purity and original integrity, which is why they can be referred to from this point as "traditionalists". Such popes were Pius IX. and Pius X.

The revolutionaries, however, are those who want to make a break between past and present, by locating the achievable ideal in a utopian future.

The breach of Pope Francis with the past takes place more in language than on the doctrinal level. However, the language has a greater power to change than the idea that it represents in the media age. It is no accident that Cardinal Schönborn was called to launch the Papal Letter Amoris laetitia at the press conference in Rome as "a linguistic event".

The decision for a particular "house style", which is expressed through words, gestures and omissions, requires a certain mindset and implicitly offers new doctrine. The claim, however, carries out a linguistic revolution, from which one denies that it is also a doctrinal revolution, which inevitably leads to confusion. However, the confusion, the disorientation and a certain schizophrenia seem to be the distinctive cipher of the current pontificate.

Recent examples of the confusion surround the concept of poverty. The poverty of the Gospel is confused with that of the socialist-communist ideologies.

The former is a state of perfection, which arises from the conscious decision of the individual. The second is a social state which is imposed as a mandate from above.

In addition, if the men of the Church and Catholics should live generally on a personal level in the spirit of poverty, in the sense that they should not depend on earthly goods, that does not mean that the Church should be as poor as an institution founded by Christ, but have all the necessary material resources to carry outn its mission.

To rob the Church of this means depriving it of the means, to amputate and weaken its action in the world. From the point of this poverty mongering, Pope Bergoglio puts the Church in danger by taking away its vitality, to change it in order to immerse it in the process of secularization that has been dissolving what the Church once was in the Christian West.

* Roberto de Mattei , historian, father of five children, Professor of Modern History and History of Christianity at the European University of Rome, President of Lepanto Foundation, author of numerous books, most recently appeared: Vicario di Cristo. Il primato di Pietro tra normalità ed eccezione (Vicar of Christ, the Primacy of Peter Between Normality and Exception.), Verona 2013; in German translatio: The Second Vatican Council - A Previously Unwritten History, Ruppichteroth 2011. The intertitles are from the editors.

Translation: Giuseppe Nardi Image: Corrispondenza Romana Trans: Tancred Link to Katholishes... AMDG


Anonymous said...

Pope Francis is Francis the Destroyer. Paul VI looks like St. Pius X compared to this nut.

Anonymous said...

Unknown said...

Yes recently comparing Jesus to Isis is pretty revolutionary:

Anonymous said...

It always begins with language. As the Word was made flesh for our salvation, the revolutionary---like Francis---enfleshes his diabolical program and ideas in a different kind of language: one that disorients, confuses, implicitly denies, distorts history and reality---but one that is careful not to make explicit denials to avoid a justified revolt from the true Catholics. That is also how Vatican II worked: just for one example look at how the council participants---not the Holy Ghost---paved the way for the ecumenical betrayal when they declared that ´the Church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church.´The intelligent observer, not the papolator or ridiculous clericalist, will note the lack of precise identification (as in ´the Catholic Church IS the Church of Christ´), as if the church were some fragment or part of a larger whole (the entire Church of Christ which ostensibly includes the heretical sects and the schismatics of the East). Of course, when you point this out to the clericalist fools or the machiavellian perpetrators of this infamy they resort to the ad hominem attacks and accuse you of quibling, in pharisaical mode, over overly fine distinctions and just words. The betrayal of the clerics is now complete. Edmund

Unknown said...

Well here's some language.
Best pope vid evah!

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Anonymous said...

Good video