Pope Francis continues to surprise everyone with his sudden outbursts against traditional values.
After saying things such as that Jesus had failed on the cross, calling for a world government and pushing socialist policies of wealth redistribution by forcing people to pay fees on carbon emissions, now Francis is telling priests to forget about traditional conservative postures of the faith, which he says are fundamentalist in nature.
In a recent speech to Italian bishops in Florence, the Pope explained that the Church needs to “stop clinging to conservatism and fundamentalism as a defensive response to the problems it is facing.”
Francis and the Vatican are well-know for their inflammatory rhetoric against the traditional values of the Catholic faith while refusing to stop, once and for all, with the concerning and growing corruption practices that He and his predecessors have tolerated in the Holy See.
In addition to not enforcing ethics and civil law, the Pope has refused to publicly call for the prosecution of child abuser priests who now run free without being punished for their crimes against innocents.
As we pointed out last week, the Vatican is not holy or flawless as many blind followers believe it to be. It is ruled by a hypocrite Pope who refuses to clean up the house. The Pope has endorsed the secrecy policy concerning financial fraud and pedophilia, among other scandals, that previous leaders of the Vatican also supported. In doing so. Francis has betrayed his followers.
Francis told the bishops that in the face of the current scandals, they should not resort to obsolete conduct, without being specific about what he referred to. “Before the problems of the church it is not useful to search for solutions in conservatism or fundamentalism, in the restoration of obsolete conduct and forms that no longer have the capacity of being significant culturally,” he stated.
Later, Francis went further to explain that “Christian doctrine is not a closed system incapable of generating questions, doubts, interrogatives. But it is alive, knows being unsettled it does not have a rigid face, it has a body that moves and grows, it has a soft flesh: it is called Jesus Christ.”
Clearly, the Pope is seeking to abolish the traditional pillars that have supported the faith of millions of followers worldwide. For Francis, doctrine needs to be flexible to the wishes of certain social groups whose stance could not be further from the principles upon which the Church was founded.
“While Francis has cast himself as a reformer who is seeking to portray the Church as a less rigid and less dogmatic institution, which stands with people who live on the margins of society, there are factions in the church that are vigorously resisting his plea for the church to be more flexible and open,” writes Stephanie Kirchgaessner for The Guardian.
“I would like an Italian Church that is unsettled, always closer to the abandoned, the forgotten, the imperfect,” said Francis. “I desire a happy church with face of a mother who understands, accompanies, caresses,” said Francis on Tuesday’s speech.
“The Italian church is very large and wealthy in terms of property. This was a call for the Italian church to be more missionary, less dependent on status and wealth, and more radical and pro-poor,” Ivereigh said.Austen Ivereigh, the papal biographer.
But the Pope is far from being the ruthless reformer that many say he is. As we reported before, Francis continues to tolerate luxury, arrogance, secrecy and above all unethical schemes such as the of pay-per-saint practice.
“The life of every community requires that we fight the cancer of corruption, the cancer of human and labor exploitation and the poison of illegality,” he said, while he permits his Vatican to carry out the most corrupt activities on the face of the Earth.