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“Gaudete et Insultate”: Francis Points Finger - at Himself

Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate” (April 9) has been labelled by the Internet community “Gaudete et Insultate” or "Goad and Insult".

The following quotes of “Gaudete et exsultate” are just few examples.

Francis is portraying “some Christians” who are “self-centred” and “bereft of true love”. They have “an obsession with the law, an absorption with social and political advantages, a punctilious concern for the Church’s liturgy, doctrine and prestige” (57).

However, Francis has been accused of putting himself before his office and of trying to gain prestige and political advantages by pleasing the anti-Church media and to show little love to those who try to correct him.

The exhortation hammers against those “who use religion for their own purposes, to promote their own psychological or intellectual theories” (41).

However, even bishops have charged Francis of inventing his own religion and of using it for his own purpose.

He criticises the idea of doctrine as a "closed system, devoid of the dynamic capacity to pose questions, doubts, inquiries” (44). Since November 2016 Francis has sternly refused to answer the doubts (Dubia) of his cardinals and faithful.

Francis' exhortation slams those who search for a safe haven in “the rejection of new ideas and approaches, dogmatism, nostalgia, pessimism, hiding behind rules and regulations” (134).

However, Francis himself cultivates a nostalgic paleo-liberal party-line eliminating everybody who does not strictly play according to his rules.

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Tesa
The document criticizes “doctrinal or disciplinary security,” “an obsession with the law,” “punctilious concern for … doctrine,” “dogmatism,” “hiding behind rules and regulations,” and “a rigid resistance to change,” while reprimanding those who “give excessive importance to certain rules,” overemphasize “ecclesial rules,” believe that “doctrine … is a closed system,” “feel superior to others …More
The document criticizes “doctrinal or disciplinary security,” “an obsession with the law,” “punctilious concern for … doctrine,” “dogmatism,” “hiding behind rules and regulations,” and “a rigid resistance to change,” while reprimanding those who “give excessive importance to certain rules,” overemphasize “ecclesial rules,” believe that “doctrine … is a closed system,” “feel superior to others because they observe certain rules,” have “an answer for every question,” wish to “exercise a strict supervision over others’ lives,” “long for a monolithic body of doctrine guarded by all and leaving no room for nuance,” believe that “we give glory to God … simply by following certain ethical norms,” and “look down on others like heartless judges, lording it over them and always trying to teach them lessons.”
De Profundis
He effectively convey simple message of the Gospels in every day words "Do as I say, not as I do, you Pharisees!" This is the message I teach my children.
HerzMariae
Curious that CNN just posted a list of some of the most notorious popes in Church history. Why now? The secular media are recognizing signs of a crisis, even if they're not prepared to address it.

www.cnn.com/…/index.html
paul grech
For Bergoglio to be a true Christian you have to be a neo marxist post modernist politician who likes sodomites, his own vision of social justice to replace the teachings of Christ, embraces all other religions except the true Catholic and Apostolic one, must be self promoting making sure you are always in the news by creating controversy, confusion and division and most of all emulating …More
For Bergoglio to be a true Christian you have to be a neo marxist post modernist politician who likes sodomites, his own vision of social justice to replace the teachings of Christ, embraces all other religions except the true Catholic and Apostolic one, must be self promoting making sure you are always in the news by creating controversy, confusion and division and most of all emulating Peronist hypocrisy and manipulation while wallowing in heresy.
mr. producer
ACLumsden writes: "Finally, a Christian who is dour, militant, judgemental and unhappy, has NOT experienced the freedom of Jesus the Christ, and is still in the chains of human immaturity, and therefore spiritual arrested development..."

Wow, you just perfectly summed up Jorge Bergoglio.
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De Profundis
Little Monica: Is it true if I am rude about Pope Francis he will come and get me?
Answer: Noooo! But he will sack your dad, make you and family homeless, sell your mother into prostitution and put you in an orphanage and have your brothers arms broken.
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HerzMariae
A characteristic of members of Team Bergoglio is that they're very thin-skinned. They can dish it out, but they just can't take it
ACLumsden
So, let's make a positive comment here - this is the Vicar of Christ, whatever we may think of him! He calls for Christians to not only have an academic knowledge of Christ, but a mystical knowledge as well. This means instead of childishly following laws in a book, living a Christian Life flows naturally from the heart. That distractions are rife within society, and therefore the church too. …More
So, let's make a positive comment here - this is the Vicar of Christ, whatever we may think of him! He calls for Christians to not only have an academic knowledge of Christ, but a mystical knowledge as well. This means instead of childishly following laws in a book, living a Christian Life flows naturally from the heart. That distractions are rife within society, and therefore the church too. Finally, a Christian who is dour, militant, judgemental and unhappy, has NOT experienced the freedom of Jesus the Christ, and is still in the chains of human immaturity, and therefore spiritual arrested development. I think one ought to always pierce the surface of human frailty, look for the Good, and present it - especially when the legitimate Vicar of Christ speaks thusly. 'What does Gaudete et Exultate teach ME', rather than 'how can I use this to judge others', is a more Christian way to approach this, in my opinion.
Rafał_Ovile
Whatever the case between the parties almost all kiddies play Bergocentrism continuously ignoring the pope. What fools they are...
Dr Bobus
More and more Francis comes off as narrow minded, anti-intellectual, anti-contemplative insulting and drunk with power.

The pope is demonstrating why the Jesuits are dying.
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