A systematic attack is being waged on the teaching legacy of John Paul II. Without fail, also look at THIS about the “purge” of the last remaining “Wojtylians”.
The latest front in the attack is the intentional demolition of the Institute for Marriage and Family that bears the sainted Pope’s name. Faculty has been dismissed or sidelined or isolated such that they will have no influence or power. The statutes have been changed. People with 180° divergent views are now considered for faculty (e.g. Chiodi).
The students at the Institute aren’t taking it. They issued an open letter. HERE The third point they make is the salient point:
3. Why should one continue studying at the John Paul II Institute if it does not seem to propose anything new with respect to what can be found in the curricula of secular universities and what is oftentimes offered there in more attractive and efficient ways?
The powers that be aren’t being entirely forthright. HERE First, they denied the existence of the students’ letter. Then they denied they received it prior to its publication. So the students published everything, with the dates.
HERE I wrote about the method of “creeping incrementalism” employed in this systematic attack on the teachings of John Paul II and, in fact, the perennial teachings of the Church on morals. In retrospect:
- Kasper’s address
- two rigged Family Synods
- Amoris laetitia
- 5 dubia without answers
- Chiodi’s talk at the Gregorian
- changes at the Pontifical Academy for Life
What happens in Rome doesn’t stay in Rome. This is coming your way, to a diocese near you.
At CNA read a piece in which the VP of the Institute says that, since Francis ordered the changes to the Institute, they’ve been trying to do so in continuity with the Institute’s identity. But that isn’t what’s happening now.
The vice-president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome said that changes to the school’s governing structure and academic program are a serious threat to its identity, and to the important pastoral ministry it supports.
“It seems to me that the identity of the Institute is seriously threatened, so it is necessary to present, with respect but clearly, the objective problems within the recent changes, and warn of the danger to the original mission of the Institute, which Pope Francis has clearly said he wants to preserve, not just as a piece of the past, but precisely because it is a source of renewal and a pathway for the Church’s accompaniment to families,” Fr. Jose Granados, DCJM, told CNA July 31.
This guy was a consultor to the CDF, btw, which is going to undergo its own calvary.
He particularly underscores the elimination of the teaching of MORAL THEOLOGY.
“Precisely at this point is also the importance of morality, which the Institute has cultivated from the light of love, as a way to fulfill our vocation to love, and as the ability to achieve a beautiful and full life. As in this way of love it is essential to recover the language of the body, John Paul II entrusted to the Institute his Catechesis about human love, where he outlined a theology of the body that has continued to develop in these years with great fruitfulness.”
In the “theology of the body,” Granados said, Pope St. John Paul II “calls us to truly reread the language of the body, a language inscribed in us by the Creator, and which is based on the sexual difference of man and woman open to life. From this anthropological unitary vision, a faculty has been cultivated and enriched, expanded across all continents in different sections, where the study of each discipline enriches the others, avoiding that fragmentation so typical of university work today. The sharp break we observe these days, blurring the memory of this living tradition, which is preserved especially in people, endangers this rich heritage,” the priest concluded.
What it looks like some people, who wield a lot of delegated power, are trying to do is precisely what we see in the secular sphere: detach sex from procreation.
Our Blessed Mother told the last Fatima seer Sr. Lucia (as communicated to the late dubia Cardinal Carlo Caffarra – founder of the JPII Institute) that the Devil’s last battlefront is the family. From the beginning the “father of lies” deceived people into thinking that God hasn’t told the truth and that we can be the arbiters of our own “right” and our own “wrong”. The lie of sex divorced from procreation is the goal. That is the goal behind attacks on John Paul II’s magisterium. What else could it be?
This is a signal development for the whole of the Church.
It truly is a signal from Rome to “sleeper cells”, those who have been keeping their heads low for the last couple decades.
Most of us can’t do anything about this. But we can all do something about who we are, where we are. We all have a sphere of life which we can influence. How ought one react to the antics of the New catholic Red Guards across the pond? Ongoing conversion. Intention Catholic living. Acts of reparation for sins against the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart of our Blessed Mother.
Imagine the grace tsunami that could be unleashed were every single person who reads this to, right away:
- Right away say the Rosary in reparation for sins
- Make an examination of conscience
- GO TO CONFESSION ASAP
- Take on a mortification of some kind for a time with purpose
Each of you are a spiritual force in this vale of tears, more or less activated and engaged.