For Catholics around the world, the pope is the head of their faith. This man is entrusted with guiding their spiritual lives. He is supposed to represent the wisdom and authority of God on the earth.
Yet the current pope is a far cry from that ideal.
Millions are stunned at the political opinions of Pope Francis. He was once celebrated for his concerns over the less fortunate. Yet today, he is pushing a liberal, PC agenda. It’s as far from spiritual concerns as you can get.
It’s so bad, there is a movement among devout Catholics. Many have given Francis an ultimatum. Repent, or resign.
In his 2018 wish list, John Zmirak, Senior Editor of The Stream and author of the new Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism, writes that he hopes Pope Francis “repents or else resigns” this year…
Pope Francis has done more to divide Catholics than any pope in 150 years. He has clouded the Church’s teaching on marriage and sexuality. Francis has thrown out the clear, recent teaching of two of his immediate predecessors — which echoed Church practice and preaching for 2000 years.
He has politicized the papacy, using its bully pulpit to further crudely crafted left-wing talking points on everything from the economy to immigration to climate science…
Now he’s defending his handpicked lieutenant, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga. That Honduran leftist (and anti-Semite) is accused of massive corruption that benefited him personally, to the tune of $40,000 per month…
In the best case scenario, Pope Francis will see the error of his ways, and spend the rest of his pontificate undoing the damage he’s wrought. Failing that, he should imitate the example of Pope Benedict XVI and admit that he can no longer lead the Church.
Catholic leadership doesn’t have the best record. Priests have been exposed for shocking abuse over the years. The church has been marred by scandal. Not a good sign, then, for the pope to be corrupt.
Pope Francis is violating the faith of Catholics. He is reversing the long-held vision of the church. Just to appease liberals. He is pushing Climate change as a priority. I’m sorry, Pope, but aren’t you more concerned with the next life? Shouldn’t you be more concerned with saving people’s souls?
Perhaps you should leave the climate change nonsense to the politicians.
This resentment towards Francis is only growing. Catholics are people of strong faith and conviction. They will not tolerate a pope who tramples on their beliefs. It might not be long before other leaders to feel the pressure. They will have to act, or face a mass exodus.
But will the pope learn before it’s too late? Maybe not.