Did the Modernists just get a nasty surprise?
Today–12 February 2020–is the day the much anticipated/dreaded Papal document on the Amazon Synod came out. We were all bracing for the worst sort of news when it came to married priests and lady jungle deaconesses, but instead the document says something rather different.
Here is the text of tweet made by EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo:
The Pope’s final Amazon document is a shock and a wakeup call to progressives who have sought “revolutionary” change in the Church. Pope Francis has reaffirmed the tradition of ordaining celibate men, and ruled out ordaining women. Expect a ferocious response.
Does that mean we’re out of the woods? Probably not. As many online commentators–each with much deeper thought processes and way larger numbers of followers–have been warning, the whole idea of adding married priests and/or female deacons into the post-Vatican II Church was never the objective. Rather, the goal was to move the Catholic Church in ever closer alignment with the secularist goals of the UN and the likes of Jeffery Sachs, George Soros, and of course little Greta. The climate and environment are the real threats to mankind, and globalism is the only solution. The salvation of our souls and the methodologies used to obtain said salvation is a back-burner issue. And I’m afraid that while the current (and let us not forget temporary) leadership in Rome works ever harder to make the Church the UN’s favorite NGO, the issues of married priests, lady deacons, and eventually full-on priestesses is far from settled.
Still, isn’t it delightful to think how disappointed all the Modernists are at this moment? All of the coquettish hinting that the door was open for massive new changes and innovations to the priesthood. Oh, how they must have been anticipating it!
This pope is a master of weaponized ambiguity, and no mistake. Most of that ambiguity has worked to the advantage of the Modernists (think Amoris Laetitia). Each odd little statement he makes at an audience or airplane presser is like a little hand grenade of weaponized ambiguity tossed into the foxholes of Faithful Catholics with devastating effect. You “progressive” theologians, priests, bishops and laity have loved lobbing those grenades at us. But every now and again, one of those ambiguous hand grenades might just blow up in your own face.