This pope is turning out to be a disaster for Christianity

Pope Francis has stuck his foot in it again.

He advises the world to follow its own ideas of what is right and wrong. He calls efforts to convert people to Christianity "solemn nonsense."

So much for the Law. So much for any need for the Gospel. So much for Christ.

So much for striving against fashionable promiscuity, abortion, marriage redefinition, and even unbelief.

Anyone who believes that this guy was elected by divine fiat by now should realize otherwise.  The best thing Pope Francis could possibly do would be to abdicate as soon as possible. The charitable view is that he is in way, way over his head.

Reformation polemics labeled the institution of the papacy as the Antichrist predicted by Revelation. Whatever one thinks of that notion, Pope Francis's "heresy offensive" is wreaking havoc on any attempt to confess the Faith to a world increasingly at odds with it. While I remain convinced that Pope Francis is personally honest and well-intentioned, it's becoming really, really hard to tell which team he's playing for.

ADDENDUM: I have a Roman Catholic nephew who says that Pope Francis may have been taken out of context or misinterpreted in many or all of his... um, unfortunate statements. Perhaps.  But even so... maybe he should be doing a little less speaking off the cuff, nicht wahr? He doesn't seem to have the knack for it.


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