I have pasted a very good letter that I read in respect of Pope Francis that I wish to share below:
The reported actions of our new Pope Francis are in themselves statements which do
speak louder than words and that concerns me. The numerous reports describing
him as a man of the people, humble to the point of a mendicant abstaining from
opulence is notable. However impressive there are also the reports of the same
man who is a non-conformist to traditions long practiced by the Church; a man
whose behavior is sometimes exhibitionist and rebellious when it comes to
accepted protocol. Is this all a sign of humility that I just don’t understand,
or is he drawing attention to himself for other reasons less noble? Either way
there appears to be a confusing conflict with the definition of humility and the
attention our new pontiff’s behavior is provoking. I don’t mean to be
disrespectful; I just don’t see the correlation.
Another thing that concerns me is the report that his diocese and seminary in Buenas
Aries, Argentina is in a state of shambles. What if anything does this say for
his spiritual and fiscal executive abilities? It is no secret that the whole
Church is suffering from a crisis in Faith as well as finances and both subjects
have to be remedied. Is his parochial track record an indication of the
direction we are headed and how concerned should we be? These questions are
troubling and won’t go away with wishful thinking. Optimism without serious
practical analysis and doctrinal adherence within the traditions of our Holy
Church is a sin against prudence and an insult to the saints.
I wish he would spend more time speaking about the dissolution of the Catholic
family and less with the environment and outreach to the Islamists. Certainly
the practical management of our physical planet is important but, the family and
its spiritual formation should be his first priority. The Catholic family is
the foundation for the Catholic Society in renewing all things in Christ Jesus.
The planet was made for mankind and only reflects in kind the mismanagement of
our godless society. Putting all things in right order in Christ Jesus is the
answer to mankind’s miseries and abuses not negotiating with Green Peace or the
I hope I’m wrong and my concern that Pope Francis may be a fan of the camera’s
attention is false. I pray that he will surround himself with prelates who are
solid Catholics focused of the spiritual renewal of the Holy Catholic Church.
The fact still remains that the post Vatican II years have been a veritable and
heartbreaking disaster for the Faith and the economy of our beloved Catholic
Church and unless Pope Francis is willing to accept that reality and deal with
it we will just get more of the same.
It is wonderful to be enthusiastic about the corporal works of mercy and the needs
of the poor however the first priority of the Catholic Church is its spiritual
works of mercy and the two can never be reversed in order or separated. I hope
our new pope does not lose sight of that goal and get caught up in the politics
of social justice and environmentalism via democratic plebiscites. What we need
is for our Pope Francis to clearly state the traditional doctrinal truths of the
One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and condemn heresy. We shall pray for
Pope Francis that he will be strong in virtue and leadership.
Viva Cristo Rey!