Conservatives Repudiate Pope... Again
It seems I'm the only one celebrating. If you make it into an acronym, you'll get the reaction of the self-anointed "orthodox": M.A.D.
The anger has already manifested itself in several ways.... Diogenes is entertaining thoughts of suicide:
Uncle Di's valet is removing all sharp objects from his desk. Probably a good move.A CWNews commentor brings us the "I Know What's Catholic Better Than the Pope" school of screaming:
Well, at least this guy's being honest in his obstinate rejection of the judgment of the successor of St. Peter.
The Church would be better off with a sede vacante in DC than to have a cardinal who lies to and about the Church, the successor to Saint Peter, and the Church's Teaching.
And Dom Bettinelli's exemplifying the "Blame Somebody -- But Who? I Don't Know, Just Blame Somebody Who's Not the Pope..." tack:
Help is not on the way. Who exactly is informing Pope Benedict about the internal affairs of the Church in the US? Whoever it is needs to be replaced.Bettinelli's also entering denial that this came from Rome, as if the nuncio's some kind of whirling dervish.
OK, so if we're to infer anything from all this amplified rage, accompanied by the always precious self-delusion, it's either one of two things:
1. That the very same Pope who was seen by these same angry critics in their more loving moments as the great champion of orthodoxy and the best hope of the church is:
4. heterodox, and
5. not as Catholic as Lawler & Co. -- because they say so
or 2. (And this is the more realistic choice): That, as with the Levada appointment, the people who "love" B16, really love calling for McCarrick's head and turned his succession into a political campaign and a Christmas wish list for their own agenda will only accept and trust the judgment of the Pope:
1. when he accedes to their expressed demands
2. when he accedes to their expressed demands, and
3. when he accedes to their expressed demands, because we all know a bunch of
self-righteous conservative Americans know what's better for the church than the bishop of
Rome who was elected to do the job.
Call me confused, but that's the way I see it -- they're right on a par with their separated SSPX brethren right now.... Remember what Ratzinger has said about the dangers of worshipping the golden calf of ourselves? In this case, it's the golden calf of their agenda trumping their faith.
I just want to know what ever happened to "You're XVI, You're Beautiful, and You're Mine."