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Ship of Fools – Brandt

The astonishing secular-relativist content of Pope Francis’ latest Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, released Friday, threatens to drown traditional Roman Catholics in a flood of despair. Do not succumb to it. At moments like this, it is well to remember that this is not the first time the Church has been run aground at the helm of lesser men.

We can take comfort in knowing God uses these occasions to purge, purify, and renew His church. The cure may be unpleasant—even deadly—but it is applied in proportion to the severity of the disease, and this is a very serious disease, indeed. I believe it’s a powerful combination of Relativism and Marxism—two delusions that so easily allow men to justify sinning while believing they do no harm, but I leave it to better minds than my own to provide the final diagnosis.

Happily, the faithful are certain that the patient shall, in God’s time, be restored to full health. Now is the time for determination, not despair. Nothing—absolutely nothing—is capable of destroying the Church.

For more information on the content and implications of the 260-page Exhortation, I recommend your attention to the following pages, especially those of the inestimable Roman Catholic blog, Rorate Caeli:

Full text of Amoris laetitia (Vatican)


And behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but he was asleep. ~ Matthew 8:24