Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Proof Pozzo is a Dyed-in-the-Wool Liberal

In recent interviews, Archbishop Guido Pozzo has made it clear that - as a condition of Personal
Prelature - he expects the Society to enter into "non-polemical" dialogue.
"I do not see why this work of clarification and the answers to doubts and reservations raised by an ecclesiastical and non-polemical spirit can not be carried forward." - Die Tagespost, March 17, 2017
He said likewise a year earlier when asked "What Obstacles Remain?" [to a canonical agreement]:
"There is also the level of mental and psychological attitudes, which is to move from a position of polemical and antagonistic confrontation, to a position of listening and mutual respect, esteem and confidence, as it should be between members of the same Body of Christ, which is the Church." - Zenit, February 26, 2016

Let us compare this mindset to that of Fr. Felix Sarda y Salvany, famous champion of anti-liberalism who earned the complete support and endorsement of Pope Leo XIII for his priceless work, Liberalism is a Sin.

"Narrow! Intolerant! Uncompromising! These are the epithets of odium hurled by Liberal votaries of all degrees...Are not your vigorous denunciations, it is urged against us, harsh and uncharitable and in the very teeth of the teaching of Christianity, which is essentially a religion of love? Such is the accusation continually flung in our face
"The Catechism [of the Council of Trent] us the most complete and succinct definition of charity; it is full of wisdom and philosophy. Charity is a supernatural virtue which induces us to love God above all things and our neighbors as ourselves for the love of God...Amare est velle bonum, replies the philosopher. "To love is to wish good to him whom we love."...What is that good which true love wishes? First of all supernatural good.
"It follows, therefore, that we can love our neighbor when displeasing him, when opposing him, when causing him some material injury...When we correct the wicked by restraining or by punishing them, we do nonetheless love them. This is charity—and perfect charity.
"Therefore, to offend our neighbor for the love of God is a true act of charity. Not to offend our neighbor for the love of God is a sin.
"Modern Liberalism reverses this order; it imposes a false notion of charity: our neighbor first, and, if at all, God afterwards.
"Sovereign Catholic inflexibility is sovereign Catholic charity...The Saints are the types of this unswerving and sovereign fidelity to God, the heroes of charity and religion...
"Liberalism...accuses Catholics of lack of charity in their polemics...Si palam res est, repetitio injuria non est: To say what everybody knows is no injury.
"As the Church has always considered heresy a very grave evil, so has she always called its adherents bad and pervert...There is then no sin against charity in calling evil; its authors abettors and its disciples bad; all its acts, words, and writings iniquitous, wicked, malicious. In short, the wolf has always been called the wolf; and in so calling it, no one ever has believed that wrong was done to the flock and the shepherd.

Father Salvany goes on to cite only a small portion of the holy men who have given us an example of true, polemical charity!

 "St. John the Baptist calls the Pharisees a "race of vipers";

 "Jesus Christ, Our Divine Saviour, hurls at them the epithets "hypocrites, whitened sepulchres, a perverse and adulterous generation," without thinking for this reason that He sullies the sanctity of His benevolent speech.

 "St. Paul criticizes the schismatic Cretians as "always liars, evil beasts, slothful bellies." The same Apostle calls Elymas the magician a "Seducer, full of guile and deceit, a child of the devil, an enemy of all justice."

 "The pacific St. Thomas Aquinas forgets the calm of his cold syllogisms when he hurls his violent apostrophe against William of St. Amour and his disciples: "Enemies of God" he cries out, "ministers of the devil, members of antichrist, ignorami, perverts, reprobates!"

"The seraphic St. Bonaventure, so full of sweetness, overwhelms his adversary Gerard with such epithets as "impudent, calumniator, spirit of malice, impious, shameless, ignorant, impostor, malefactor, perfidious, ingrate!"

"Did St. Francis de Sales, so delicately exquisite and tender, ever purr softly over the heretics of his age and country?...In his Introduction to the Devout Life, that precious and popular work, he expresses himself again: "If the declared enemies of God and of the Church ought to be blamed and censured with all possible vigor, charity obliges us to cry wolf when the wolf slips into the midst of the flock and in every way and place we may meet him."

It is clear from the above that Msgr Pozzo is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, just like the rest of those who have usurped the authority of the Holy See.

I leave you with one final quote from a pontiff of holy memory...ask yourself if there is a Cardinal on earth who believes the following to still be true:

"...[some] hold it for certain that men destitute of all religious sense are very rarely to be found, they seem to have founded on that belief a hope that the nations, although they differ among themselves in certain religious matters, will without much difficulty come to agree as brethren in professing certain doctrines, which form as it were a common basis of the spiritual life.
    "For which reason conventions, meetings and addresses are frequently arranged by these persons, at which a large number of listeners are present, and at which all without distinction are invited to join in the discussion, both infidels of every kind, and Christians, even those who have unhappily fallen away from Christ or who with obstinacy and pertinacity deny His divine nature and mission. Certainly such attempts can nowise be approved by Catholics, founded as they are on that false opinion which considers all religions to be more or less good and praiseworthy, since they all in different ways manifest and signify that sense which is inborn in us all, and by which we are led to God and to the obedient acknowledgment of His rule.
    "Not only are those who hold this opinion in error and deceived, but also in distorting the idea of true religion they reject it, and little by little. turn aside to naturalism and atheism, as it is called; from which it clearly follows that one who supports those who hold these theories and attempt to realize them, is altogether abandoning the divinely revealed religion." (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, 1928, #2)

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