Pope Benedict XVI spoke prophetically about the pontificate of Francis. In a homily preceding Francis’ faux-spiritual-fascist regime, Benedict stated: ‘We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.‘
Example number One. In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis wrote that avoidance of adultery is a ‘mere ideal.’ Furthermore, he stated: ‘Hence it can no longer simply be said that all those in ‘irregular’ situations are living in a state of mortal sin and are deprived of sanctifying grace.’ Subsequently, Francis, through his minions, has promoted respect (equal footing with respect to Traditional marriage, in the Church) for gay marriage and for remarried Catholics (to include their reception of the Sacraments–even the Eucharist). All unions to Francis are equal, even if Jesus doesn’t agree.
In 2016 Pope Francis labeled young people who desire the Latin Mass as evil. In his own words, ‘I ask myself about this. For example, I always try to understand what’s behind the people who are too young to have lived the pre-conciliar liturgy but who want it. Sometimes I’ve found myself in front of people who are too strict, who have a rigid attitude. And I wonder: How come such a rigidity? Dig, dig, this rigidity always hides something: insecurity, sometimes even more…‘ Tom’s Translation (me!) deciphers the Pope’s words as ‘Conservatism is diabolical, hence, if you don’t agree with big, fat, old Francis, you are evil!‘
Francis appointed Fr. Timothy Radcliffe as a consultor for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Radcliffe is hardly a champion of orthodoxy and objective truth; rather, he is a champion of progressivism and pop culture. Radcliffe has stated that gay sex is ‘expressive of Christ’s self gift.’ And he urges Catholics to watch the gay film ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and read ‘gay novels.’ He also stated that gay priests are ‘the most impressive and dedicated priests.‘
Francis stacked the recent Synod on the Family with progressive minions who has instant access to the main stream media. Monsignor Michael Schooyans stated: ‘ The active members of this party have ready access to the media; they frequently appear unmasked. They operate with backing from some of the highest authorities in the Church. The main target of these activists is Christian morality, criticized for having a severity incompatible with the ‘values’ of our time. We must find ways which lead the Church to please, by reconciling its moral teaching with human passions.‘ Hence, relativism on steroids!
In Poland, during World Youth Day 2016, Pope Francis’ Pontifical Academy for Life passed out pamphlets which encouraged youth to utilize sexually explicit films ‘as occasions for discussion.’ All the while, these pamphlets omitted any reference to Catholic moral teaching.
Pope Francis’ consistent teaching of ‘Mercy’ never leads to an encounter between our sin and God’s Loving Truth. Rather, it is an encounter between the dictatorship of one’s own conscience reconciling homosexuality, adultery, contraception, and radical progressivism with an amorphous God. Amoris Laetitia, chapter 8, is the key that reveals the opened Pandora’s Box.
Ultimately, Francis’ relativism has stripped God of any ties to Catholicism. Cardinal Martini, a hero of Pope Francis, once stated: ‘You cannot make God Catholic. God is beyond the limits and definitions that we establish.’ Hence, Francis, and his minions, have stripped Scripture and Tradition of objective revelation, replacing them with an agnostic, Universalist faux-religion.