So, Pope Francis said that it’s ‘pure scandal’ that women earn less than men.
My colleague, Miriam, told us at Te Deum the following insightful statement:
The substitution of political "solutions" and topics is a self-preserving diversion on their part. Because they have lost the Faith, they are no longer (naturally) interested in their jobs. They deflect their energies to different (non-religious) jobs and causes, into which they insert their "hope." These become their new religion. Francis is a paradigm for all of them. Too many of them are running the Vatican and the local dioceses, both.Too right, Miriam. And don't get me started talking about Pope Francis' latest dive into the world of sustainability and man-made climate change. The fact that the leader of the Christians is dabbling in this liberal tripe while Christians are getting slaughtered abroad can be infuriating.
As for women and their incomes, just last week, I was witness to a potentially fruitful relationship and eventual marriage collapse because the woman is a careerist.
After all, she's gotta be a part of the tax base. And after all, she needs money to buy more crap. I suppose normal married life is secondary on the priority list.
Pope Francis Doesn’t Want to “Liberalize the Church,” Says Cardinal
From ChurchMilitantTV, it was stated that Pope Francis and the Vatican is trying to figure out "...problems such as '...the number of couples who prefer not to marry.'"
Understanding why people today prefer not to marry? Pope Francis ought to, perhaps, consult today's game theoreticians and MGTOWs. I'd recommend Heartiste, Roosh, Aurini, or Vox Day. Somehow, I doubt His Holiness will be making a phone call to any one of these guys for insight.
The Church Has Nothing to Apologize For
So, I recently read an article titled: "With all its faults and failings, the Catholic Church is pretty wonderful And it’s time to start saying so again"
The very title rubs me the wrong way. As does the following statements:
-It hardly needs saying that the Catholic Church has had, and still does have, plenty to apologize for.It is not the Catholic Church that is to blame for whatever scandals and crimes that there ever may have been. Rather, it is the bent elements within the Church who have failed the Church. It is the individual people within the Church who have strayed from Her teachings that have erred, and it is those exclusive individuals who ought to be held to account for any wrongdoing. The Catholic Church on Earth--the Church Militant--may have served as a vector for malice, but it was never ever the case that an individual who was doing exactly as the Church taught which led to any kind of tradgedy whatsoever.
-The difference with the Church is its recent willingness to admit its faults, starting with the scandal of sex abuse and coverup.
The Catholic Church in this life and the next is completely blameless, and it is perfect. The people who march under Her banner are the ones who have failed to keep up with the standards.
The Church has no faults or failings. The Church has nothing to apologize for. The clerics and prelates who want to admit the Church's 'faults' are mistaken, and they should instead be explaining any faults as resting on the shoulders of failures who could not serve as perfect examples.
The Long Retreat in the Culture War
This part of Buchanan's essay struck me the most:
Whatever side of the civil rights revolution one was on, folks on both sides fought for what they believed in.
Amazing. The old segregationists who, morally speaking, held a pair of deuces resisted. But a Christian majority that had the Faith that created Western civilization behind it rolled over and played dead.
Christians watched paralyzed as their country was taken from them.This part of Buchanan's essay struck me the most. Rolling over and playing dead is precicely what the faithful do in this country. Whenever we are approached by faithless people, particularly the nasty ones, we're mostly mute.
One day, I imagine, our culture will be so filled with aggressively faithless people that most conversation in the public square will be rancid and hostile to us to a degree we can only glimpse at in the most unwelcoming places of today. Worse, hardly any of us is equipped to handle such impending confrontations. I expect a future of harrassment for me and my descendants.
Who is to blame? Church leadership? Yes. But once they fail, it falls onto we the laity. Are we to expect that we--the untrained laity--are capable of performing missionary work that the clergy should have undertook?
And as long as I'm pondering such things, I wonder what it would look like for there to be a priest doing actual missionary work in this society. I'm unsure I've ever seen such a thing.
A Democrat problem in a Democrat town.
I'm sure incidents like this will be utilized to create a federalized police force that is ever-more tone deaf to the common man.
"We, who are justly punished for our offences..."
God does punish us for our sin.
If anything, the Book of the Apocalypse should back me up on this.
But more specifically, God tends to punish lazy collective groups of people with bad leaders. He also allows us to languish in our sins, and He retracts the usual helps and graces that we once took for granted.
I read a great quotation lately. It was in defense of using Latin as a universal language. "A variety of human languages is a punishment." This beckons to Babel, of course. Not only is a variety of languages a punishment--but so is diversity itself. And that's why I find it strangely sick when I see modernists trying to celebrate diversity, when in the end they are celebrating the divisions and confusion that stands between different peoples.