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PopeWatch: Rigid

The Pope really hates “rigid” priests:

 

The pope also speaks of his state of mind now.

“I feel free,” he said. “Sure, I’m in a cage here at the Vatican, but not spiritually. Nothing makes me afraid.”

What bothers him, he ventured, are people with straitjacket point of views. He singled out “rigid priests, who are afraid to communicate.”

“It’s a form of fundamentalism,” the pope said. “Whenever I run into a rigid person, especially if young, I tell myself that he’s sick.”

Go here to read the rest.  PopeWatch assumes that the Pope regards as rigid those priests who have the temerity to believe that the Catholic Church did not spring into existence with Vatican II.

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

8 Comments

  1. Has anyone bothered to explain to this Argentinian Marxist Peronist heretical nit wit that the word Religion comes from the Latin noun Religio meaning bond, reverence or obligation, and that word derives from the Latin verb Religare meaning to bind together, to tie, to bind fast. May God depose this heretic of a Pontiff soon – very soon!

  2. Religion is a man’s response to the gift of Faith from God. If God wants a man to be rigid, rigid the man will be. There is room for all of God’s children in mankind. The First Amendment to our Constitution posits freedom for all of man’s responses to the gift of Faith from God. Heretics, madmen and Satan, too, have free will to offend and deny God.

  3. I think I have been unfairly diagnosed as rigid- by the priest who sighs loudly and slumps his shoulders when I kneel to receive Holy Communion on my tongue. He is a fill-in priest once in a while here and I have lightly attempted to visit or make friendly contact on the way out of church at the end of Mass, but he turns rapidly away.
    So how does he know if I am sick with rigidity – and if he does think that, wouldn’t he be called to reach out to me and save the sick and lost.

  4. To be rigid (about not sinning) is to be faithful to Catholic doctrine, i.e., Christ, and posses the virtues of religion and piety. Let us all celebrate rigidity in this sense. Pope Francis has the same message as the devil who is most flexible about sinning.

  5. A little while longer, and this man will return to dust, as shall we all. But, like John McCain, he showeth so little knowledge of it.

    Tis a pity.

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