Slightly perplexed by pope Francis’ unorthodox, off-the-cuff remarks when he first assumed the papacy, conservative Catholics are now beginning to wake up and smell the coffee. Francis threatens fundamentalist Catholicism with his push to soften the doctrines of the “unchangeable” church in an attempt to stanch the exodus of disaffected members (many to Jesus Christ and evangelicalism). Pictured is the leader of U.S. Catholic fundamentalists, Cardinal Raymond Burke.
Below are a few recent articles that articulate the growing dissatisfaction with Francis by the EWTN-types.
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“Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:25-28
As pope turns 79, conservative backlash mounts – 12/17/15
The off-the-cuff and out-of-focus papacy – 12/1/15
The Year of Mercy Begins: An Open Letter to Pope Francis (A petition calling for Francis to resign) – 12/8/15