Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"Shut up," he pastoralized

Or, "Beatings will continue until morale improves..."

The regime of peace, joy, tolerance and understanding takes another scalp.

As our friend at Creative Minority Report put it:

"Historian Roberto de Mattei has been fired from his broadcast at Radio Maria for being critical of aspects of this pontificate.

This follows on the heels of Radio Maria firing two long time hosts, Mario Palmaro and Alessandro Gnocchi, for a similar infraction after a critical article at the height of the papal interview parade last fall.

So this is how it is to be now. The Pope commands us to shake up the Church. Shake it up, but don't step out of line.

Well, actually, you can step out of line as long as you step to the left. An entire Episcopal conference can be in open rebellion and that is tolerated because they are stepping away from long held Church teaching. You can openly ridicule the head of the CDF and you will be tolerated.

If you step the other direction, you will be squashed. Just ask Mario Palmaro, Alessandro Gnocchi, the Franciscans of the Immaculate, and now Roberto de Mattei.

Welcome to the open Church where nobody judges anymore.

Welcome to NuChurch, indeed,

and have a nice day...

(or else!)



thetimman said...

Fantastic! I'm glad to see co-co-commiserat(ors)(rixes).

Dymphna said...

This photo makes me faintly nauseous.

gracem said...

yes, every time i see that photo it makes me feel queasy too!