Catholics have had quite enough of this vengeful bomb thrower

But fear not. He and his synodal Zimmer-frame army of 1970s revivalists are on their way out.

Criticise Francis, by all means, but don’t fall into a melancholy premised on his lasting importance.
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33 Responses to Catholics have had quite enough of this vengeful bomb thrower

  1. Lee says:

    A new survey indicates that priests describing themselves as “progressive” are practically going “extinct” among U.S. seminary graduates …

    Is that a bad thing?

  2. C.L. says:

    No. That’s the point.

  3. Dunny Brush says:

    My Parrish has benched one woke idiot priest after half the flock marched out during one ill-advised rant about Cardinal Pell. And I was pleasantly surprised that there wa not one homily/ sermon on the Voice. The congregation is growing, slowly, but growing. I’m Gen X and am almost the only one in that age bracket, but young families are slowly turning up. Surprising number of sub continental. Asians and South Americans. Every progressive Church hollows out.

  4. Old Lefty says:

    Hence the ageing ‘progressive’ bureaucrats spearheaded by the likes of Francis Sullivan are demanding the right for ‘the’ laity (by which they mean themselves, not the plebs in the pews) to veto the selection of candidates and vet their formation.

  5. Rosie says:

    Progressives would rather no priests than orthodox priests, that way wymminses could be lifting the plates.
    There were a couple of ordinations in Melbourne the other day, iirc two out of the three were of Vietnamese descent.

  6. C.L. says:

    I was very angry about the Strickland dismissal – especially in light of Bergoglio’s indifference to the heresy of the Germans and, most of all, his own rescue of Rupnik – a psychotic rapist of nuns.

    So I reflected on it.

    No. I’m not being lulled into encouraging others to lose faith. Holy Church cannot falter. Francis is a bitter man but also a small and irrelevant one.

  7. Mantaray says:

    5 years ago the husband in a “nearly-90-couple” I know / knew died and I went to the funeral, which was at Ourimbah near Gosford…about 100ks north of Sydney.

    The Minister for the funeral was…drum roll…Rod Bower, the Anglican minister for Gosford who used to put up ultra-left, super-woke cliche messages on the large church notice-board thingy outside his church.

    Since the deceased had been a fairly well-known organizer of various “normal people” events, and the chapel was packed with normal citizens…he shut his F’ing mouth and did the service straight. just another exhibitionist who needed to be turfed out.

    Anyhow……..another Minister sharing his disgust with Bower…after the 30 second mark especially!

  8. Entropy says:

    Too many churches seem to think following the uniting church model will encourage people to attend. Idiots. Even when the uniting church model is clearly a failure.
    If you stand for nothing, the people will not stand with you.

  9. NFA says:

    Francis is a bitter man but also a small and irrelevant one.

    There have been a lot of hopeless Pope’s but the Catholic Church keeps on keeping on.

  10. NFA says:

    Islam is Not a Religion
    By Sloan Oliver November 12, 2023

    What is Islam? To answer that question, it’s more important to know what Islam isn’t. Islam is not a religion. It is an authoritarian, political ideology that forcibly imposes itself on all aspects of any society unfortunate enough to be under its yoke. Islam demands complete subjugation by its adherents. Under Islam, there is no democracy, there is no free speech, no freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no minority rights, and there’s no right to love whoever you desire. Islam allows no dissent. It is a complete and total way of life that glorifies oppression, slavery, and death. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, cultural, and military components. The religious component is the veil that hides the dangers of its all-encompassing ideology.

  11. NFA says:

    Modern day Islam is just as oppressive and dangerous as was 8th century Islam. That’s because culturally, Islam still enforces the same tenets they did 1,200 years ago.

  12. NFA says:

    As for women, of the ten worst countries for women’s rights, seven of them are Muslim. The Quran clearly states that women are subordinate to men, and men may beat their wives (Quran 4:34). With Islam, there’s a fine line between oppressing women and enslaving them. Islam practices female genital mutilation, a barbaric practice (look it up and be disgusted). Other realities for women in Islamic countries include: women must be escorted in public, largely because it’s too dangerous for them to walk alone (rape and assaults are common); women must cover their bodies from head to foot; and very few education opportunities which result in limited employment opportunities.

  13. NFA says:

    Yeah but,

    Catholics are terrible!

  14. Fat Tony says:

    Francis is a bitter man but also a small and irrelevant one.

    So was Hitler – but he managed to do a fair bit of damage…

  15. C.L. says:

    Oh sure. Don’t get me wrong. Francis has already caused enormous damage and it’s going to be lasting. But he and his like-minded wreckers will eventually fade away.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Both barrels fired from Kazakhstan:

    Bishop Schneider: Strickland Part of ‘Purge’ of Traditionalists (12 Nov)

    Following Pope Francis’ announcement Saturday that Bishop Joseph Strickland would be removed from his duties in the diocese of Tyler, Texas, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Saint Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan, released a statement accusing the Vatican of taking part in a “purge” of traditionalists.

    The statement posted on X reads that “the one charge which is now sure to secure severe punishment is the careful keeping of the traditions of the Fathers,” a quote from St. Basil that Schneider said could be applied to the removal of Strickland from his post.

    “The deposition of Bishop Joseph E. Strickland signifies a black day for the Catholic Church of our day,” Schneider wrote, calling it a “blatant injustice” toward a bishop who preached and defended the Catholic faith.

    Kapow! I like his name, the original Athanasius was a brave man too.

  17. Alfonso says:

    Let’s go back to the inquisition CL

  18. Tel says:

    There have been a lot of hopeless Pope’s but the Catholic Church keeps on keeping on.

    In the spirit of optimism … I look forward to the Catholics delivering a whole lot more hopeless Popes in the future. Never give up!!

  19. C.L. says:

    The Spanish Inquisition (the one to which I presume you’re referring, Alf) was the most jurisprudentially advanced, evidence-based and humane court in Europe at that time – with daylight second.

    The myth (aka the “Black Legend”) was invented by the English as cope – in the context of the lawless Henrician slaughterhouse.

    Try reading a book.

  20. Entropy says:

    Argentineans should never be in charge of anything.

  21. Alfonso says:

    CL: I’ve read two histories of that pogrom. Neither accords with your view. Try asking your Jewish friends.

  22. Old Lefty says:

    You could start, Alfonso, with the standard work by Henry Kamen – one of that disappearing breed, the fine scholar.

    The same contempt for learning and genuine scholarship is now taking Rome: the dismantling of the legacy of the previous two popes – both very earned and acute thinkers – is painful to watch. (And it is literally painful to hear the ‘liturgical’ ‘music’ of the St Louis Jesuits in St Peter’s Basilica at the recent ‘synod’. Welcome to 1973!)

    Meanwhile at home, our Plenary Council reformists are bureaucratic, philistine and secularist nonentities who have never grown out of their adolescent rebellion in the 1970s. There are some very good things in the documents of the Second Vatican Council – which this lot have never bothered to read – but he implementation had more in common with Whelan the Wrecker. The doco last night on SBS had an eerie parallel with what happened in the Church.

  23. Alfonso says:

    Lefty. I’ve read Kamen thrice.

  24. Boambee John says:


    You might have read Kamen twice, but did you comprehend?

  25. Alfonso says:

    Have you read Henry Charles Lea? Do you know the difference Boambee? And are you aware that Kamen says himself that the inquisition was a pogrom of Jews and was out of control? Some bits I comprehended. Have you read both authors? Because the only difference between them is the degree of evil involved.

  26. C.L. says:

    I’ve read two histories…


  27. Alfonso says:

    Of that pogrom …..?

  28. Boambee John says:


    You avoided my question.

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