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As I was getting ready to write today’s post, I ran through the latest news coming out in the Catholic world, and what did I find? Translations of the latest article written by Antonio Socci, appeared on both the Rorate Caeli blog (see here) as well as the Eponymous Flower blog (see here) appeared yesterday. On an aside, if a news story appears at both of these blogs simultaneously, then you know that it is news.
But back to the matter at hand. Today we will look at a secondary consideration, a minor premise of sorts that is driving the bishop of Rome and his associates, also known as TEAMFRANCIS.
As we have established to date, it is the need for BODIES at the FRANCISEVENTS that is at the crux of the Francis’ problem. As we have explained in our post titled Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting (see here), the Francis pontificate is nothing more than a creation of the Catholic and mainstream MEDIA. Nothing more than a VIRTUAL REALITY. Since the Francis pontificate is a creation of the MEDIA, it is also beholden to that MEDIA for its very survival. For the MEDIA to prop up the Francis pontificate, it needs to be able to keep up appearances (see here) that Francis is, as up to now presented, THE MOST “LUV-ED” POPE, EVAH.
However, the attendance figures for Francis’ general audiences and those attending FRANCISEVENTS on St. Peter’s Square are completely destroying this VIRTUAL REALITY that is the MEDIA created Francis pontificate. The Catholic hierarchy at the Vatican knows this. Actually, it was the Vatican that spilled the beans, so to speak about just this situation this past August. (see here) To capture the essence of the situation, here is the relevant part from the Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting post:
If in turn, the Faithful do not start appearing at the Francis functions, like the one in Philadelphia, then the media, who have been anxious from the beginning to credit Francis for revolutions that never took place or for changes that came to be during his pontificate only thanks to the huge amount of work carried out during the previous pontificates, will not be able to maintain the current narrative.
The above being the case, what can now be observed is Francis pulling out all the stops to make the attendance figures HAPPEN. This is how we describe the situation:
In order to generate “buzz” and get people back into St. Peter’s Square and Francis’ audiences, Francis and his advisors are trying to grovel to a “special interest group” who they seem to think is quite large. This group is the public adulterers. This “special interest” group is needed to put bodies into the Francis events so that the media can continue their artificial narrative of Francis, the popular Pontiff of Mercy.
And with the manner in which the Moto Propio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus was written and promulgated, it would appear that they have to make those ATTENDANCE FIGURES HAPPEN FAST!
The speed with which the Moto Propio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus was written and promulgated, as explained in our last post titled Francis’ Need For Speed (see here) was nothing short of revolutionary in its own right. It was so revolutionary in fact, that it de facto opened the door for ALL Catholic marriages to be considered OBJECTIVELY ANNULLED. With the LEGAL/SUBJECTIVE annulment being a short 30 to 45 days later, If requested, that is. But more on this later.
So this sets the stage for today.
With the advent of the Stealth Sex Synod™ of 2015 coming up in 17 days time, it would appear that the time has come for Francis to MAKE IT HAPPEN. It would appear that the MEDIA, which has “been anxious from the beginning to credit Francis for revolutions that never took place”, needs some evidence that the Catholic Faithful still luv Francis and are only a hop, skip and a jump away from returning to the various FRANCISEVENTS.
On the other hand, if the MEDIA is forced to start portraying the Francis pontificate according to the OBJECTIVE REALITY (attracting less than 20% the attendance figures of the Benedict pontificate in its last year) (see here), not only will the Francis Soap Bubble Papacy™ burst, but with it any support for a SON OF FRANCIS successor that TEAM BERGOLIO (remember them?) are lining up post Francis. (see here – starts at the 17th paragraph)
It is this second consideration, i.e. the survival of the FRANCIS REVOLUTION and what comes after, that the fighting inside the Vatican’s Sacred Walls is all about.
Therefore, there is a NEED FOR SPEED on Francis’ part and not only. The text above clearly demonstrates this point. So it would appear that Francis and his advisors are pulling out all the stops. The NEED FOR SPEED MOTO PROPRIO is just the latest NOVALTY. To be more precise, what TEAMFRANCIS has produced is a catalogue of “causes for annulment” that accurately could be described as a “catch-all”. TEAMFRANCIS appears willing to do anything in order to generate this “immeasurable [number] of unfortunates who might have a declaration of nullity”.
We are talking MILLIONS OF ANULLMENTS!
Which brings us to the “why” and to the Antonio Socci article whose translation appeared on the Rorate Caeli blog. (once again, see here) In the post, we find the following information which quotes an earlier article by Roberto de Mattei:
De Mattei writes: “Cardinal Burke recalled a catastrophic experience. In the United States from July 1971, the so-called Provisional Norms came into effect, which eliminated de facto the obligatory double conforming sentences. The result was that the Episcopal Conference did not negate one single request for dispensation among the hundreds of thousands received, and, in the common perception, this process began to be called “Catholic Divorce”.
There is not the least bit of doubt, that for the purposes of our analysis, the operative phrase is the “hundreds of thousands (of annulments) received”.
The reason that we are treating it as a SECONDARY CONSIDERATION is that this “FLOW” will not materialize before the Stealth Sex Synod™ of 2015, but only after the moto proprio goes into effect. Which also explains the short vacatio legis. But I digress…
To support that which is written above please consider the following passage from the Socci article:
That Christ wanted an “immeasurable” number of annulments is completely unheard of. Yet it is now clear that the goal of the Motu Proprio is large-scale divorce – much quicker, cheaper and easier than State divorce (there are already those who are trying to figure out whether divorce is [more] convenient through priests).
“That Christ wanted an “immeasurable” number of annulments is completely unheard of” is definitely a OBJECTIVELY TRUE statement, but it is also an OBJECTIVELY TRUE statement that the bishop of Rome and the rest of TEAMFRANCIS desperately needs those “immeasurable” number of annulments to become an OBJECTIVE REALITY.
If in turn, the Faithful do not start appearing at the FRANCISEVENTS, like the one in Philadelphia, then the MEDIA, who have been anxious from the beginning to credit Francis for “revolutions that never took place or for changes that came to be during his pontificate only thanks to the huge amount of work carried out during the previous pontificates”, will not be able to maintain the current narrative.
And as we know from past experience, like in the US in the 1970’s as described by Cardinal Burke, they won’t.
Concluding today, what we see from the information above is just another confirmation of our hypothesis that the Francis pontificate is what we termed The Soap Bubble Papacy™. We have established that there can be no other reason for Francis wanting to GENERATE “immeasurable” number of annulments other than wanting to pander to the public adulterers, or what he and TEAMFRANCIS think is a large population of potential “ATTENDIES”.
Or so the thinking of TEAMFRANCIS goes.
The reason that we designated the situation with the writing and promulgation of the Moto Propio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus as a SECONDARY CONSIDERATION (minor premise) is that it will not generate the crowds needed at the FRANCISEVENTS in short order. Since the NEED FOR SPEED MOTO PROPRIO will only come into effect this December, it will take time for these public adulterers to apply for their FRANCISQUICKY. Then they will have to wait for the 30 to 45 day processing time.
However, this does not mean that the FRANCISQUICKY will not have an immediate impact. The immediate impact will be had at the Stealth Sex Synod™ of 2015. By promulgating the NEED FOR SPEED MOTO PROPRIO, what Francis has done is effectively made the communion of serial adulterers a non-issue. The reason for this is that through this unilateral papal act, and the wide catalogue of causes for the FRANCISQUICKY, especially the last cause listed, i.e. “ETC…”, any German who is presently a serial adulterer can regulate his “irregular status”, with his bishop’s consent, as early as January of 2016.
With this new state of affairs, what Francis has done is to eliminate two of the three contentious issues (including the concubinage issue, since all marriages can be easily annulled) from the Stealth Sex Synod™ discussion. This frees up the calendar for the synod bishops to take up the TRUE AGENDA behind the entire bi-synodal process (see here), i.e.