Pope Francis Releases Encyclical, MSM: “I see nothing, I know nothing”

by Datechguy | July 7th, 2013

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Pope Francis Releases Encyclical, MSM: "I see nothing, I know nothing"

Sgt Schultz:I see noth­ing, I was not here, I did not even get up this morning!

Hogan’s Heroes Hold that Tiger, 1965

Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”

To the curi­ous inci­dent of the dog in the night-​time.”

The dog did noth­ing in the night-​time.”

That was the curi­ous incident,”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sher­lock Holmes Sliverblaze

A rather extra­or­di­nary event took place this Friday.

The first Encycli­cal from the Papacy of Fran­cis I was released titled LUMEN FIDEI (the light of faith).

Under ordi­nary cir­cum­stances the first Encycli­cal of a new pope is sig­nif­i­cant, this one even more so as it an Encycli­cal that, while signed by one Pope is authored by two:

As Fran­cis him­self told a group of car­di­nals and bish­ops in May, the encycli­cal was writ­ten “with four hands” together with retired Pope Bene­dict XVI.

Bene­dict had almost fin­ished the text when he resigned on Feb. 28. Fran­cis took up the unfin­ished work, adding a “few con­tri­bu­tions” to Benedict’s “fine work” and pub­lish­ing it under his own name.Francis him­self has

It was also released the same day as another joint appear­ance by Fran­cis & Bene­dict XVI. While this is not as unique as it once was it is still an amaz­ing sight and an excel­lent hook for a TV report on the subject.

And if this was not enough rea­son to make this story news­wor­thy, the sec­tion on faith and fam­ily, given the recent rul­ings on Gay Mar­riage from the Supreme Court would surely draw media atten­tion (all empha­sis mine):

In Abraham’s jour­ney towards the future city, the Let­ter to the Hebrews men­tions the bless­ing which was passed on from fathers to sons (cf. Heb 11:20 – 21). The first set­ting in which faith enlight­ens the human city is the fam­ily. I think first and fore­most of the sta­ble union of man and woman in mar­riage. This union is born of their love, as a sign and pres­ence of God’s own love, and of the acknowl­edg­ment and accep­tance of the good­ness of sex­ual dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion, whereby spouses can become one flesh (cf. Gen 2:24) and are enabled to give birth to a new life, a man­i­fes­ta­tion of the Creator’s good­ness, wis­dom and lov­ing plan. Grounded in this love, a man and a woman can promise each other mutual love in a ges­ture which engages their entire lives and mir­rors many fea­tures of faith. Promis­ing love for ever is pos­si­ble when we per­ceive a plan big­ger than our own ideas and under­tak­ings, a plan which sus­tains us and enables us to sur­ren­der our future entirely to the one we love. Faith also helps us to grasp in all its depth and rich­ness the beget­ting of chil­dren, as a sign of the love of the Cre­ator who entrusts us with the mys­tery of a new per­son. So it was that Sarah, by faith, became a mother, for she trusted in God’s fidelity to his promise (cf. Heb 11:11).

The fam­ily: “A sta­ble union of man and woman”, “a man­i­fes­ta­tion of the Creator’s good­ness, wis­dom and lov­ing plan.”, “a plan big­ger than our own ideas and under­tak­ings”!

Such a state­ment would be con­sid­ered “Fight­ing words” if uttered by a Bishop on TV. There would be no short­age of jour­nal­ists chal­leng­ing him with hard-​hitting ques­tions or side guests rain­ing cri­tique on such a cler­gy­man in the most vehe­ment of terms.

On Meme­o­ran­dum there would be link after link from Media Mat­ters and Think Progress decry­ing it as “homo­pho­bic”, as con­trary to “mar­riage equal­ity” (a phrase that means absolutely noth­ing) and left­ist blog­gers would amplify the attack in an unend­ing stream of para­graphs filled with vitriol.

Yet how does the media react when the Supreme Pon­tiff, the head of the World­wide Roman Catholic Church the sin­gle most impor­tant reli­gious fig­ure in the world releases, in writ­ing a state­ment that chal­lenges the MSM most cher­ished belief (next to the sanc­tity of abor­tion) and does it in his very first pub­lic Encycli­cal? What do we hear from the media who has never found a tra­di­tional value it wasn’t will­ing to attack?

Crick­ets.

All that could be mus­tered was one post on Fire­dogLake so weak that in its title it actu­ally states the Pope has excluded adopters from the def­i­n­i­tion of fam­ily (as appar­ently a homo-​centric argu­ment was not strong enough).

Why? Why this con­spic­u­ous silence, why does the MSM, when this pope chal­lenges them, see noth­ing and know nothing?

Because they are still afraid of a direct confrontation.

They under­stand that unlike the Gabriel Gomez cam­paign or the Amnesty Bill an attack on the beloved first Pope from Latin Amer­ica can be con­sid­ered by many an attack on Latin Amer­i­cans in gen­eral. It can actu­ally cre­ate a united “His­pan­ica”. United against them.

So they will see noth­ing as they did on the LCWR and they did on luke­warm Catholics (Hi Mrs. Pelosi) in the hope that nobody will notice until one day his “My Chcemy Boga” moment comes and it’s too late.

All is pro­ceed­ing as the Holy Spirit has planned.

Update:  Added the Sher­lock Holmes quote

Update 2: Insta­lanches are no less wel­come a day after the post. If you don’t know what I mean about the whole “His­pan­ica” bit I plan on post­ing my entire radio speech about “His­pan­ica” on Youtube as an audio with illus­tra­tions when (and if) time permits

Update 3: Stacy McCain notes a pro­nounce­ment of the pope that is likely going to get much more press than the one I noted.

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Unfor­tu­nately all is not pro­ceed­ing as planned for me as for the 5th straight week I failed to achieve a full paycheck.

Sum­mer is nor­mally a time of the dol­drums for blog­gers five weeks of not mak­ing the weekly mort­gage pay­ment is pretty bad.

As always it will be up to you to decide if it becomes six

Update: I have spent the last two hours send­ing thank you notes for all those who decided to not only end my streak of short payweek’s but kicked in enough to cover last months shortfall.

Thank you so much

.

Sgt Schultz:I see nothing, I was not here, I did not even get up this morning!

Hogan’s Heroes Hold that Tiger, 1965

Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”

“To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”

“The dog did nothing in the night-time.”

“That was the curious incident,”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes Sliverblaze

A rather extraordinary event took place this Friday.

The first Encyclical from the Papacy of Francis I was released titled LUMEN FIDEI (the light of faith).

Under ordinary circumstances the first Encyclical of a new pope is significant, this one even more so as it an Encyclical that, while signed by one Pope is authored by two:

As Francis himself told a group of cardinals and bishops in May, the encyclical was written “with four hands” together with retired Pope Benedict XVI.

Benedict had almost finished the text when he resigned on Feb. 28. Francis took up the unfinished work, adding a “few contributions” to Benedict’s “fine work” and publishing it under his own name.Francis himself has

It was also released the same day as another joint appearance by Francis & Benedict XVI. While this is not as unique as it once was it is still an amazing sight and an excellent hook for a TV report on the subject.

And if this was not enough reason to make this story newsworthy, the section on faith and family,  given the recent rulings on Gay Marriage from the Supreme Court would surely draw media attention (all emphasis mine):

In Abraham’s journey towards the future city, the Letter to the Hebrews mentions the blessing which was passed on from fathers to sons (cf. Heb 11:20-21). The first setting in which faith enlightens the human city is the family. I think first and foremost of the stable union of man and woman in marriage. This union is born of their love, as a sign and presence of God’s own love, and of the acknowledgment and acceptance of the goodness of sexual differentiation, whereby spouses can become one flesh (cf. Gen 2:24) and are enabled to give birth to a new life, a manifestation of the Creator’s goodness, wisdom and loving plan. Grounded in this love, a man and a woman can promise each other mutual love in a gesture which engages their entire lives and mirrors many features of faith. Promising love for ever is possible when we perceive a plan bigger than our own ideas and undertakings, a plan which sustains us and enables us to surrender our future entirely to the one we love. Faith also helps us to grasp in all its depth and richness the begetting of children, as a sign of the love of the Creator who entrusts us with the mystery of a new person. So it was that Sarah, by faith, became a mother, for she trusted in God’s fidelity to his promise (cf. Heb 11:11).

The family: “A stable union of man and woman“, “a manifestation of the Creator’s goodness, wisdom and loving plan.“, “a plan bigger than our own ideas and undertakings“!

Such a statement would be considered “Fighting words” if uttered by a Bishop on TV.  There would be no shortage of journalists challenging him with hard-hitting questions or side guests raining critique on such a clergyman in the most vehement of terms.

On Memeorandum there would be link after link from Media Matters and Think Progress decrying it as “homophobic”, as contrary to “marriage equality” (a phrase that means absolutely nothing) and leftist bloggers would amplify the attack in an unending stream of paragraphs filled with vitriol.

Yet how does the media react when the Supreme Pontiff, the head of the Worldwide Roman Catholic Church the single most important religious figure in the world releases, in writing a statement that challenges the MSM most cherished belief (next to the sanctity of abortion) and does it in his very first public Encyclical?  What do we hear from the media who has never found a traditional value it wasn’t willing to attack?

Crickets.

All that could be mustered was one post on FiredogLake so weak that in its title it actually states the Pope has excluded adopters from the definition of family (as apparently a homo-centric argument was not strong enough).

Why? Why this conspicuous silence, why does the MSM, when this pope challenges them,  see nothing and know nothing?

Because they are still afraid of a direct confrontation.

They understand that unlike the Gabriel Gomez campaign or the Amnesty Bill an attack on the beloved first Pope from Latin America can be considered by many an attack on Latin Americans in general.  It can actually create a united “Hispanica“.  United against them.

So they will see nothing as they did on the LCWR and they did on lukewarm Catholics (Hi Mrs. Pelosi) in the hope that nobody will notice until one day his “My Chcemy Boga” moment comes and it’s too late.

All is proceeding as the Holy Spirit has planned.

Update:  Added the Sherlock Holmes quote

Update 2: Instalanches are no less welcome a day after the post. If you don’t know what I mean about the whole “Hispanica” bit I plan on posting my entire radio speech about “Hispanica” on Youtube as an audio with illustrations when (and if) time permits

Update 3: Stacy McCain notes a pronouncement of the pope that is likely going to get much more press than the one I noted.

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Unfortunately all is not proceeding as planned for me as for the 5th straight week I failed to achieve a full paycheck.

Summer is normally a time of the doldrums for bloggers five weeks of not making the weekly mortgage payment is pretty bad.

As always it will be up to you to decide if it becomes six

Update: I have spent the last two hours sending thank you notes for all those who decided to not only end my streak of short payweek’s but kicked in enough to cover last months shortfall.

Thank you so much

.

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