|Big papal smile for Greta; nothing but frowns|
and scolds for "proselytizing" faithful.
One can only sigh and think of Job. "What did we do to deserve this, Lord?" And then remember our sins and recall that suffering can sanctify. "Offer it up for the poor souls in Purgatory!" as my mom regularly advised us to do while my nine siblings and I were growing up. It remains good advice.
Suffering is good for the soul. Remember the spiritual work of mercy, to bear wrongs patiently...and, of course, to unite them to the cross of Christ.
But please, Pope Francis, -- praising Greta for being TIME's "person of the year?" And saying she is a "great witness" to Church teaching on the environment? This all sounds like an article from the Babylon Bee satire site!
Vatican calls Greta Thunberg ‘great witness’ of Church’s environmental teaching
From my perspective, Greta is a pawn -- first of her parents, a former opera singer mom and an actor dad, who appear to be long-time liberal environmental activists living through their daughter like backstage parents with their kiddie beauty queen.
Really...Greta is the Jonbenet of climate change.
Second, she's a pawn of the global warming hucksters (remember this a TRILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY) who love to use children for their purposes...at least the ones who haven't been aborted to save the trees from evil humans.
Greta's fame began with a school strike in 2018 that garnered plenty of publicity and a following. (Hey, what kid doesn't like an excuse to skip school?) The school boycott seems fitting since her generation is probably the most ignorant in history. I wonder if Greta ever heard of 18th century Thomas Malthus with his doom and gloom prophecies or Paul Ehrlich who predicted we'd starve to death several decades ago or even Al Gore who warned that melting ice bergs would inundate the east coast by now.
Get a grip, Greta! And stop listening to Chicken Little! Listen to this instead!
Yes, we need to be good stewards of the earth; no we are not about to die because of carbon emissions.
Keep in mind that Greta has a history of depression, severe eating disorders, and Aspergers Syndrome. What will happen to this poor child when her 15 minutes of fame are over? Will she crash and burn like Betty Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Pray for this poor little girl who's bought into the nonsense that the world will end in twelve years.
But if it does, I predict it won't be because of climate disaster, but moral disaster. Read Our Lady's messages from Fatima and Akita.
I expect my prophecy is as accurate as the ones offered up by Thomas Malthus, Paul Ehrlich, and Greta.
Now back to the Vatican. (I know you've been waiting eagerly.)
The gushing over Greta is stupid, but there are worse things than stupid!
Since his election, Francis has been stacking the college of cardinals with men who think like he does. Examine his closest allies and you find homosexualists (if not active homosexuals), radical dissenters, syncretists, one-world globalists, etc. Francis fires and disparages men who defend the faith (like Cardinal Mueller) and advances those who undermine the faith like our own U.S. cardinals Cupich and Farrell, among the worst in this country! And who can forget Fr. James Martin?
The pope recently appointed Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle to the position of Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide). That position is so important it is called the "red pope." According to LifeSiteNews, Francis may be grooming Tagle as his successor. In view of his unorthodox positions on LGBTQ issues as well as Communion for those in irregular unions, and a number of other troubling issues this is another bad sign.
And then there are the "friends of Francis" who continue to drop bombshells. Obviously, Francis has a heart for the German bishop dissenters. He gave them the lead in the shameful Amazon Synod.
Cardinal Kasper (Remember that liar and how he attempted to destroy Edward Pentin's reputation?) recently made headlines for reportedly saying that Pope Francis wants to “change” the Church by “opening the door to women” at the altar. He also said, “Francis is convinced that the Holy Spirit has called on him to change or, in other words, renew the Church. He is working on that.... The Pope is quite serene, because he has a great interior self-confidence, an interior compass: the strength of the Spirit...[and is convinced] that the Spirit has called him to change, or in other words, to renew the Church. That is what he is doing.”
Well, some of us might use a word other than "renew" because the pope looks more like a guy in a hard hat working a wrecking ball. As for the spirit...well...we saw plenty of spirits at the Amazon Synod, but none of them resembled the Holy Spirit.
|No worries, I'm on it. We'll have women at the altar in no time?|
Did you notice how I welcomed Pachamama to the Mass at St. Peter's?
If all this raises your hackles, I'm with you.
So what are we going to do about it?
Fight for sure! Close up your wallet and pocket book! Pray, hope, fast and do penance, and don't worry. But don't forget to pick up five smooth stones for your pouch and your slingshot. Goliath is in the Church along with the army of Philistines doing their darnedest to knock down the Church. They can't, of course, but they are sure giving it the old college (of cardinals) try. Pray in atonement for deliverance from this pope and his cronies.