Catholic Family News
Mr. John Vennari is the editor of the traditionalist but anti-sedevacantist monthly paper Catholic Family News
In his latest blog post, entitled "Blessed Pius IX, a Model in our Struggle", he vents his spleen on the theological "train wreck" (his words) that is Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Blessed Pius IX, a Model in our Struggle
"You must fight energetically" - Pius IX
A few thoughts - from John Vennari
I've been following Pope Francis' words and actions, and read the entire book On Heaven and Earth that he co-wrote with Rabbi Skorka.
He seems to have a good heart and some good Catholic instincts, but theologically he is a train wreck - remarkably sloppy.
Though this might shock some readers, I must say that I would never allow Pope Francis to teach religion to my children.
For example, Francis recently claimed that all men, Catholics, non-Catholics and atheists, are all “first-class” children of God. There are 16-year-old traditional Catholics who know better than to make such a claim. Scripture and Catholic Tradition teach that we are adopted children of God only through Baptism and incorporation into the Church by means of Faith and Sanctifying grace. (Read Part I of Abbbot Marmion’s Christ the Life of the Soul that describes this truth with doctrinal clarity and immense beauty).
Bergoglio is thoroughly of the Vatican II orientation. He was formed in the 1960s by the Jesuits, so we cannot expect much else. A man of the 70s, he reminds me of some of the soft 'social justice' priests in high school (1972-1976)