Note the similarity between the two. Note also that this homily was given whilst the Rome Life Forum organised by Voice of the Family was continuing. Is it possible that this rebuke was meant for these and the speakers, including Cardinals Caffara and Burke, Bishop Schneider and such luminous laymen as Prof. Roberto de Mattei?
The Bishop of Rome has said that the duty of the Church is to "clarify doctrine," and that the "spirit of the Gospel" must be better understood.
The "spirit of the Gospel." Have we not hear this before? The so-called "spirit of Vatican II?" There is no doctrine of Christ to be clarified. The Gospels are quite clear and the Church has had two thousand years to discuss and discern. There is nothing new to develop, nothing new to clarify, nothing new to determine. Nothing has changed. Adultery is what it is. Sodomy is what it is. Sin is what it is.
Think for a moment. How is it that in 2017 with all of our education, more than at any other time in human history, with the Internet and the information of the ages at our fingertips, how can it be that the Gospels now need clarification? The Holy Spirit does not change, what was true before is true now, what was a lie before is still a lie. It is blasphemy to think this.
What evil god would suddenly, in 2014 or 2017 change his truth for what came before? Only a false god, only an evil, diabolical god would do such a thing, only a flying-spaghetti monster in the sky would do such a thing and play tricks on the fools of humanity who for two millennia walked a certain path only to be enlightened now. Those fools, those idiots, those silly ancestors who actually fell for the lie of false god. Those silly deluded souls who did not have the "god of surprises" to lead them.
No. This is not of God, it is of the diabolical.
God does not change. God does not trick His people. God has not treated us as fools, nor has he abandoned us. But make no mistake, we have abandoned Him and by doing so we have left the Church so weak that it would be taken over by men who hate you, hate me and more than anything, hate Him.
The Church is in her greatest crisis since the Arian heresy. As St. Athanasius is reported to have said then, "They have the buildings, we have the Faith."
For this writer, the loyalty and docility to the Pope and Bishops goes only as far as their loyalty and docility to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Papolatry and episcoplatry is a sin. It is not Catholic. It is not from the Holy Spirit.
“So we are faced with two groups of people. The group of the apostles who want to discuss the problem, and the others who go and create problems. They divide, they divide the Church, they say that what the Apostles preached is not what Jesus said, that it is not the truth.”
"There were many [councils], up until Vatican II, which clarified doctrine: for example, when we recite the Creed, it is the result of councils that have defined doctrine… It is a duty of the Church to clarify doctrine so that what Jesus said in the Gospels is better understood, what is the Spirit of the Gospels…. "
"But there were always those people who, without any commission, goes out to disturb the Christian community with speeches that upset souls: ‘Eh, no, someone who says that is a heretic, you can’t say this, or that; this is the doctrine of the Church.’ And they are fanatics about things that are not clear, like these fanatics who go around there, sowing discord in order to divide the Christian community. And this is the problem: when the doctrine of the Church, that which comes from the Gospel, that which the Holy Spirit inspires – because Jesus said, 'He will teach us and remind you of all that I have taught’ – that doctrine becomes an ideology. And this is the great error of these people."
"We must not be frightened when we hear of the opinions of the ideologues of doctrine. The Church has its own Magisterium, the Magisterium of the Pope, of the Bishops, of the Councils, and we must go along the path that comes from the preaching of Jesus, and from the teaching and assistance of the Holy Spirit, it is always open, always free… this is the freedom of the Spirit, but in doctrine… doctrine unites, the councils always unite the Christian community… ideology divides… for them ideology is more important than doctrine: they leave aside the Holy Spirit."
"Today it falls to me to call for the grace of mature obedience to the Magisterium of the Church, that obedience to what the Church has always taught and there continues to teach us…. it develops the Gospel, explains it better each time, in fidelity to Peter, the bishops, and ultimately, to the Holy Spirit who guides and supports this process… to pray also for those who transform doctrine into ideology, so that the Lord may give them the grace of conversion to the unity of the Church, to the Holy Spirit and to true doctrine."
Sources: Vatican Radio, "Pope Francis: doctrine unites, ideology divides," May 19, 2017,
L'Osservatore Romano, ed. quotidiana, Anno CLVII, n.116, 20/05/2017, http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/it/cotidie/2017/documents/papa-francesco-cotidie_20170519_dottrina-e-ideologia.html- See more at:http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/05/pope-francis-condemns-catholic-fanatics.html#sthash.WDIsRsgo.dpuf