Remember #UniteTheClans ? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: From a friend: My German friend who attended today told me that De Mattei wanted it kept quiet as he was afraid Marx would step in and shut …
Ultraviolet
It was doomed from the start. Too many ideological differences. Just look at how nasty people get here on GTV and we all agree Pope Francis is bad news.
Thors Catholic Hammer
A formal public heretic like your alleged “pope” francis can not be the Vicar of Christ. The consistent teaching of the church is that formal heretics can not be popes.
The man calling himself “pope francis “ is manifestly and undoubtedly a formal public heretic proved by his actions and writings .
Ultraviolet
That's charming, Thors Catholic Hammer. Other critics have leveled the same charge against Benedict XVI and his previous three predecessors -even to the point of bolstering their claims with point-by-point examples of the supposed heresies committed through their own actions and writings..

If following me around GTV endlessly repeating the same empty claim makes you feel better, so be it. …More
That's charming, Thors Catholic Hammer. Other critics have leveled the same charge against Benedict XVI and his previous three predecessors -even to the point of bolstering their claims with point-by-point examples of the supposed heresies committed through their own actions and writings..

If following me around GTV endlessly repeating the same empty claim makes you feel better, so be it. When you can successfully disprove each and every accusation of heresy made against the last five papacies, you might have something worth saying.

One minor, yet crucial, correction, though. Francis is neither an alleged pope or mine. He's the Pope of the Catholic Church and we, the laity (myself included) are stuck with him.
kobotom
As much as I admire the individuals involved, I have to agree with Fr Z's take on this. It is one thing to be noble in one's actions, however, the decision to limit the involvement of those who would have willingly participated to select insiders appears like an act of the 'Nobility' rather than an act of Faith by the Faithful. Even the concern of being 'shut down' should never daunt the …More
As much as I admire the individuals involved, I have to agree with Fr Z's take on this. It is one thing to be noble in one's actions, however, the decision to limit the involvement of those who would have willingly participated to select insiders appears like an act of the 'Nobility' rather than an act of Faith by the Faithful. Even the concern of being 'shut down' should never daunt the faithful from standing up together for the Truth. Gary Larson's Far Side cartoon sums it up poignantly.