AUGUST 15, 2015
Quo Vadis, Papa Francisco?
10-NEW AGE CONSULTOR TO THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR CULTURE FR. PABLO D’ORS NOW DENIGRATES THE EUCHARIST
Spanish priest Fr. Pablo d’Ors
This is the earlier post of the “eponymousflower” blog:
Pontifical Council For Culture Supports Women Priests? — The “Erotic Buddhist”, Whom Francis Appointed as Consultor
November 10, 2014
You may read it on pages 4 and 5 of this ministry’s report
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 08-CONSULTOR TO THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR CULTURE PRACTISES NEW AGE ADVOCATES THE HERESY OF WOMEN PRIESTS
Selected readers’ comments are on page 11 of that report.
This is the most recent post of the “eponymousflower” blog on the issue of the “New Age” pro-women priests priest who has been elevated by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture:
For Consultor of the Pope, the Celebration of the Eucharist is “Magical, Not Religious”
Rome/Madrid, July 27, 2015
The “erotic Buddhist” Pablo d’Ors a heretic
The writer, a Catholic priest and “erotic Buddhist” Pablo d’Ors from Spain has been a consultant since 1 July 2014, Adviser, for the Pontifical Council for Culture at the Vatican (see Pontifical Cultural Council for Women priests -? The “Erotic Buddhist” that Francis made the Consultant*). *This is the November 2014 post of the “eponymousflower” blog.
The President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, just appeared in the headlines because of his active participation in the Pachamama cult, a
Pagan Mother Earth Cult*.
*(in German) http://www.katholisches.info/2015/07/20/kardinal-ravasi-beteiligt-sich-an-goetzendienst-mutter-erde-kult/
July 20, 2015
Also see (in German) Für Consultor des Papstes Pablo d’Ors ist eucharistische Zelebration “magisch, nicht religiös”
Cardinal Ravasi who participates in the festivities of the New Age cult, is Fr. Pablo d’Ors’ “boss” in the Pontifical Council of Culture. Fr. Pablo d’Ors is himself a New Age priest (see my above referred report).
The Pachamama Cult
His appointment has already caused amazement.
Now Msgr. Jose Rico Paves, the auxiliary bishop of Getafe in Madrid, has accused Pablo d’Ors who wrote an essay in an article published on June 26 of a “Wealth of Doctrinal Heresies”.
The essay* by Pablo d’Ors appeared in the Spanish magazine Vida Nueva (New Life) with the subtitle “A dedicated voice in the Church.”
June 26, 2015
The “Consultant” maintains therein that the actions in the Eucharistic celebration are “fundamentally magical and not religious.”
Pablo d’Ors: “The sacraments of the Church mean nothing to the vast majority, to those who belong to it, as good as nothing. A character whose meaning they do not understand, it’s not a sign, but magic. The Christian rites and symbols have degenerated to, for the majority of believers, pure magic.” Words and gestures to “be carried out automatically and in an irrational manner, do not connect with the transcendent,” said the Spaniard, whom Pope Francis has made a consultant.
“Our Masses Remind Me of the Absurd Theater of Beckett”
He continued: “I maintain that much is fundamentally magical and non-religious from the behavior of the priests and the laity during the Eucharistic celebration. Can you imagine that the apostles knelt before the bread or picked up crumbs after Jesus?”
Therefore, “Our Masses remind me of the absurd theater of Beckett,” said d’Ors. “For example, take the Eucharist, whose symbols are the bread and wine. The bread is of course commonplace, soft and nutritious. That the bread is a symbol of God means that God is an everyday occurrence, that God is soft and that God is nutritious. If the symbol of bread is broken, distributed and consumed as a sign or sacrament, that means not only giving, consciousness of other bread, but to make himself the food for the needs of others. The same applies to the wine […] But why should we use it to keep the Eucharist in a tabernacle? Have we not said that it is the true sign and to share it? The proof that our mentality is magical, if we think that God is more in a box than outside. But this is … is absurd! ”
Statements by Pablo d’Ors “Full Doctrinal Heresies”
Bishop Rico Paves responded with a paper* in which he condemned the text by Pablo d’Ors as “full (of) doctrinal heresies”. The views expressed by D’Ors would have “dramatic consequences for the Christian life”.
Pablo d’Ors was a priest, who “does not believe in the real presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist and makes fun of the worship and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and His constant presence in the tabernacle of the Church”.
By Lola González Giraldós, July 27, 2015
Bishop Rico Paves also expresses its concern because the author of these heresies is a “Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Culture.” The Bishop sees in “the doctrinal confusion by d’Ors, a faith problem”.
The auxiliary bishop writes: “Why did he not even mention the word faith? He thinks that one can understand the sacraments without faith.” “How can it be that 50 years after publication of the encyclical Fidei Msyterium by Pope Paul VI, the misconceptions rejected at the same time about the Eucharist and the sacraments are represented?”
Pablo d’Ors is incardinated in the Archdiocese of Madrid. Will he be suspended from his priesthood, to which he has publicly turned his back? Will he be released (sic) as a Vatican dicastery Consultant?
It seems that Pope Francis is making a habit of appointing like-minded people to his Councils:
Pope Appoints Fr. Timothy Radcliffe Consultor for Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
By Christine Niles, May 16, 2015
Fr. Radcliffe is a well-known proponent of progressive ideology and the homosexualist agenda
Rome, May 16, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) – Vatican Radio announced today that Dominican Fr. Timothy Radcliffe is being appointed as consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
A former Master General of the international Dominican Order of Preachers, Fr. Radcliffe is a well-known proponent of progressive ideology and has expressed views sympathetic to the homosexualist agenda. He often celebrated Mass for the U.K. dissident group Soho Masses Pastoral Council (now renamed the LGBTCatholics Westminster Pastoral Council), whose gay Masses in London went on for six years before being shut down by Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The Pastoral Council has hosted gay activist speakers, including two openly homosexual priests (one of them “married” to his male partner) at a conference in 2013.
Controversy arose when Radcliffe was chosen to be keynote speaker at last year’s Divine Mercy Conference, held in Dublin. A number of groups called to rescind the invitation, and Eternal Word Television Network in Ireland found it sufficiently scandalous to refuse to cover the event. Instead, EWTN Radio devoted an episode featuring commentary from a priest from the Courage apostolate, a faithful Catholic organization that ministers to those struggling with same-sex attraction, to discuss Radcliffe’s heterodox leanings.
Radcliffe has spoken of same-sex relations in positive terms. In the 2013 Pilling Report titled “Working Group on Human Sexuality,” published by the Church of England, he offered the following on gay sexuality:
We cannot begin with the question of whether it is permitted or forbidden! We must ask what it means, and how far it is Eucharistic. Certainly it can be generous, vulnerable, tender, mutual and non-violent. So in many ways, I would think that it can be expressive of Christ’s self-gift.
And in 2012, in the liberal U.K. paper The Tablet, he praised same-sex civil unions:
This is not to denigrate committed love of people of the same sex. This too should be cherished and supported, which is why church leaders are slowly coming to support same-sex civil unions. The God of love can be present in every true love.
In 2006, Radcliffe delivered a keynote speech in Los Angeles titled “The Church as Sign of Hope and Freedom,” and challenged Catholics to “stand with” homosexuals.
We must accompany them as they discern what this means, letting our images be stretched open. This means watching “Brokeback Mountain,” reading gay novels, living with our gay friends and listening with them as they listen to the Lord. … We are not a sign of God’s freedom until we can dare to belong to each other across every theological boundary.
And in a 2005 Tablet article, Radcliffe strongly advocated for the possibility of homosexual priests, in contradiction to Church practice forbidding homosexuals entry to the priesthood:
I have no doubt that God does call homosexuals to the priesthood, and they are among the most dedicated and impressive priests I have met. … And we may presume that God will continue to call both homosexuals and heterosexuals to the priesthood because the Church needs the gifts of both.
Radcliffe has also spoken in favor of female ordination as well as relaxing restrictions on Holy Communion to the divorced and civilly remarried. In an article for the Jesuit America Magazine, he wrote of a “new way of being church“:
I would conclude with two profound hopes. That a way will be found to welcome divorced and remarried people back to communion. And, most important, that women will be given real authority and voice in the church. [The Pope] believes that the ordination of women to the ministerial priesthood is not possible, but decision-making in the church has become ever more closely linked to ordination in recent years. Can that bond be loosened? Let us hope that women may be ordained to the diaconate and so have a place in preaching at the Eucharist.
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is the branch of the Roman Curia devoted to social justice and human rights. It works with various international organizations and ecumenical religious groups in carrying out its mission
It employs about 40 Members and Consultors, appointed by the Pope, who serve for a term of five years. They’re chosen for their expertise, and regularly offer input with regard to activities planned by the Council.
Radcliffe currently serves as Director of the Las Casas Institute of Blackfriars in Oxford, England.
Watch Michael Voris’s Special Report on Fr. Radcliffe here.
An error resisted is not approved
By Steve Skojec, August 28, 2015
…After all, we have a pope who has turned “who am I to judge” into a rhetorical cudgel that every faithful Catholic now has wielded against them with regularity. A pope who thinks we talk too much about issues like gay marriage. A pope who had no problem publicly honoring a member of the Italian clergy who is famous for promoting homosexuality. A pope who intervened personally to reinstate without qualification a Catholic priest whose work was suppressed by the CDF for promoting, among other things, the idea that homosexual relationships are not disordered. A pope who has made a priest with a scandalous and salacious homosexual record into the administrator of his own household and one of the point men at the Vatican bank. A pope who has conspicuously held a private audience with a “married” transgendered person at the Vatican, met with a “married” gay activist in Paraguay, and met with a group of gay and transgendered prisoners in Naples.
A pope who appointed a priest known for comparing gay sex to the Eucharist as a Consultor for Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace… (The item immediately above this one -Michael)
It is at moments like these when it is helpful to recall the words of Pope Felix III (as quoted by Pope Leo XIII in Inimica Vis):
“An error which is not resisted is approved; a truth which is not defended is suppressed…. He who does not oppose an evident crime is open to the suspicion of secret complicity.”
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher of OnePeterFive. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. Steve has been writing on Catholic topics for over a decade. His work has appeared in Crisis Magazine, Catholic Vote, Catholicity, Catholic Exchange, and The Washington Times. Steve lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Jamie and their six children
Both Fr. Timothy Radcliffe
and Fr. Pablo d’Ors favour the ordination of women and denigrate the Eucharist.
Also in the Quo Vadis Papa Francisco series, see
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 01-WASHING THE FEET OF WOMEN ON MAUNDY THURSDAY 28/29 MARCH/4/9/15 APRIL/17 MAY 2013
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 02-MEDJUGORJE 7 APRIL/JUNE/NOVEMBER 2013/18 JULY 2014
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 03-HOMOSEXUALITY THE SEX ABUSE CRISIS AND THE GAY LOBBY
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 04-COMPROMISED BY NEW AGE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE?
NOVEMBER 2013/4 JULY/24 AUGUST 2014
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 05-BAPTISM OF ALIENS 21 MAY 2014
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 06-ENDORSEMENT OF A NEW AGE HEALER FROM INDIA?
JULY/24 AUGUST 2014
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 08-CONSULTOR TO THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR CULTURE PRACTISES NEW AGE ADVOCATES THE HERESY OF WOMEN PRIESTS
16/19/30 NOVEMBER 2014
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 09-THE POPE UNDERGOES NEW AGE TREATMENTS
IS POPE FRANCIS UNDERGOING TREATMENT WITH NEW AGE ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES?
6/19 JULY 2014
Categories: Eastern Meditation, new age, Ordination of Women Priests Movement in India
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