Saturday, November 19, 2016
Memo to Antonio Spadaro SJ: Drop Dead
A Church of wannabe Napoleons. Funny, really.
I get a kick out of watching these nonentities, these little dictators who have assumed positions of power and/or influence in the Vatican, acting like the Martinets they have always longed to be. This particular martinet, one Antonio Spadaro, is dismissing the people in the pew again.
One has to wonder if he takes a deep breath and beats his chest before gracing us with his pronouncements.
To say that I have lost my patience with these people would be giving them a certain kind of respect. Do they deserve respect? They deserve none. They deserve to be driven bodily out of Rome by Catholics holding torches, tar and feathers. They insult our intelligence. Their arrogance is laughable in a sick, twisted sort of way. They revel in that arrogance. They serve a Pope who is unfortunately very much like them so they feel quite at home among the poseurs, the hypocrites and the weirdos the Pope has appointed.
But who is Spadaro, really?
By any standard of measurement Spadaro is a failure. His academic career was undistinguished, his journalistic skills meagre. He is one of those mysterious men who "has risen without trace". He came from nowhere but clearly had the right contacts. Looking at his Weakland/Cupich-type face I shudder to think of what kind of contacts.
Mr Spadaro, who has the ear of the Pope, is telling us, with the smugness so characteristic of agenda-driven men, that Amoris Laetitia is what it is and we should deal with it.
It is not a stretch nor an excercise in hyperbole to state that Amoris Laetitia will be responsible for souls ending up in Hell since it directly contradicts the words of Jesus Christ about adultery. Is he really comfortable with that?
I would imagine Spadaro has never really considered Hell as anything but a medieval abstraction. It would be revealing to know if he even believes there is such a place. Or is he like our current Pontiff who believes there is a Hell but nobody actually goes there.
Really, at this point I could care less what he believes or doesn't believe. He is nothing and one day will be dead like the rest of us. I did have to snicker at his "tweets" aimed at the four Cardinals who are asking for a simple clarification on certain points of the Pope's Amoris Laetitia. He likened them to "witless worms" in what he apparently imagines to be a scintillatingly clever retort to the Cardinals. Junior High School stuff. Note to Spadaro: worms generally crawl out of the woodwork. Where did you crawl out of?
So, Mr Spadaro your words will not have the slightest effect on the truth of Christ's words, even if in you personal fantasies you may think they do.
Just go away. Or drop dead. Either way works.