Another Pope Francis Story the MSM isn’t interested in

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Another Pope Francis Story the MSM isn't interested in

At the Synod of the fam­ily we heard a lot about how Pope Fran­cis. From the MSM we heard that he was doing his best to try to change how Gay Mar­riage and Divorce were viewed by the church and on the right we heard he was con­spir­ing with Ger­man Car­di­nals to change church teach­ing on con­fes­sion and communion.

Well this week he met with Ger­man Bish­ops and deliv­ered a dra­matic cri­tique of the Ger­man church:

He called on the bish­ops to use the upcom­ing Holy Year of Mercy to revive the Church through redis­cov­er­ing “the Sacra­ments of Penance and the Eucharist” in the face of a col­lapse in sacra­men­tal par­tic­i­pa­tion in the coun­try.
But in his morn­ing homily, too, the Pope appeared to speak to the Ger­man hier­ar­chy, warn­ing against the temp­ta­tion to eccle­si­as­ti­cal “world­li­ness”, and urg­ing those present not to become “dom­i­nated by money and power.“
This is an under­ly­ing prob­lem fre­quently attrib­uted to the Ger­man church, most notably by Bene­dict XVI in his “enweltlichung” speech dur­ing his visit to Ger­many in 2011.

He fur­ther talked about the sacraments

He told the bish­ops to high­light the impor­tance of Con­fes­sion dur­ing the Year of Mercy, which can help “reform the Church”, and to stress the “inti­mate con­nec­tion” between the Eucharist and the priest­hood. The “pre­cious col­lab­o­ra­tion” of the laity can­not be a “sur­ro­gate” for the priest­hood. “If there is not priest, there is no Eucharist,” the Pope said.
On the theme of evan­ge­liza­tion, he said it is “essen­tial” that the bishop “con­sci­en­tiously per­ceives his task as teacher of the faith, of the tra­di­tional and lived faith in the liv­ing com­mu­nity of the uni­ver­sal Church.” The Pope also stressed that “fidelity to the Church and to the Mag­is­terium does not con­tra­dict aca­d­e­mic free­dom, but it requires an atti­tude of will­ing­ness to serve in rela­tion to the gifts of God.“
The Pope fur­ther reminded the bish­ops that the Church must “never get tired of being the advo­cate of life, and should never step back from pro­claim­ing that human life must be pro­tected uncon­di­tion­ally from con­cep­tion to nat­ural death.”

Now given all we’ve heard this must have been a media sen­sa­tion in the Catholic Press, right?

Switch­ing web pages we imme­di­ately find edi­to­ri­als at the Fish­wrap (National Schis­matic Reporter) applaud­ing the Pope’s words about con­fes­sion and abjur­ing their hereti­cal notions about the ordi­na­tion of women, which Pope Fran­cis at other times has said is impossible.

Oooops… no! Wait. I had a mon­signor moment there. Scratch that last part. As a mat­ter of fact, I didn’t see there any report on the Pope’s stern speech to their Ger­man epis­co­pal Liebchen.

What the Fish­wrap­ers want is what the Ger­mans have been up to for years. And now even Fran­cis has called the Ger­man Church to wake up.

Because if there is one thing that isn’t news, it’s the Pope being Catholic, like the revival of the Church in France by ortho­dox Catholics, it’s just not newsworthy.

At the Synod of the family we heard a lot about how Pope Francis. From the MSM we heard that he was doing his best to try to change how Gay Marriage and Divorce were viewed by the church and on the right we heard he was conspiring with German Cardinals to change church teaching on confession and communion.

Well this week he met with German Bishops and delivered a dramatic critique of the German church:

He called on the bishops to use the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy to revive the Church through rediscovering “the Sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist” in the face of a collapse in sacramental participation in the country.
But in his morning homily, too, the Pope appeared to speak to the German hierarchy, warning against the temptation to ecclesiastical “worldliness”, and urging those present not to become “dominated by money and power.”
This is an underlying problem frequently attributed to the German church, most notably by Benedict XVI in his “enweltlichung” speech during his visit to Germany in 2011.

He further talked about the sacraments

He told the bishops to highlight the importance of Confession during the Year of Mercy, which can help “reform the Church”, and to stress the “intimate connection” between the Eucharist and the priesthood. The “precious collaboration” of the laity cannot be a “surrogate” for the priesthood. “If there is not priest, there is no Eucharist,” the Pope said.
On the theme of evangelization, he said it is “essential” that the bishop “conscientiously perceives his task as teacher of the faith, of the traditional and lived faith in the living community of the universal Church.” The Pope also stressed that “fidelity to the Church and to the Magisterium does not contradict academic freedom, but it requires an attitude of willingness to serve in relation to the gifts of God.”
The Pope further reminded the bishops that the Church must “never get tired of being the advocate of life, and should never step back from proclaiming that human life must be protected unconditionally from conception to natural death.”

Now given all we’ve heard this must have been a media sensation in the Catholic Press, right?

Switching web pages we immediately find editorials at the Fishwrap (National Schismatic Reporter) applauding the Pope’s words about confession and abjuring their heretical notions about the ordination of women, which Pope Francis at other times has said is impossible.

Oooops… no! Wait. I had a monsignor moment there. Scratch that last part. As a matter of fact, I didn’t see there any report on the Pope’s stern speech to their German episcopal Liebchen.

What the Fishwrapers want is what the Germans have been up to for years. And now even Francis has called the German Church to wake up.

Because if there is one thing that isn’t news, it’s the Pope being Catholic, like the revival of the Church in France by orthodox Catholics, it’s just not newsworthy.