Resisting the Pope: Is it time?
I thought we had hit rock bottom in 2018, but boy, was I wrong. 2019 has been one whopper of a year when it comes to inexplicable and hurtful actions by our Holy Father, Pope Francis.
With a sad smile to my sedevacantist friends, yes I still do call him my Holy Father. Abusive as my spiritual father may be, I still need to pray for him. It’s difficult to simply pray for “the intentions of the Holy Father,” because I frankly mistrust his intentions. What I do pray for is his conversion. For his return to orthodoxy. For God to mold him into the man He truly intends for him to be.
And, in the meantime, I will–to whatever extent I am able, pathetic though it might be–resist the Holy Father when he’s wrong.
It’s difficult for me to put into words the pain and sense of betrayal I feel when I consider how Pope Francis has led our Catholic Church. Perhaps you feel the same way. May I recommend the Open Letter to Pope Francis penned by Michael Matt of The Remnant newspaper.
You can read the letter at the link above, or you can hear it in this moving video: