Saturday, September 2, 2017

Francis, when I am troubled I seek a priest, not a psychiatrist

How nice to know that years ago Pope Bergoglio thought it best to work out his problems by going to a psychiatrist.  Had he never heard of priests?  Or Confession?  Most Catholics I know who need serious advice seek a priest.

But not Bergoglio.

This says quite a lot about this seriously troubled man even though the incident occurred forty years ago.  His recent actions suggest an untidy (at least) or disordered (at worst) mind wherein all manner of nonsense and false ideas are lurking.  To prefer the opinions of Freudian frauds to the soothing balm of the Church indicates to this writer that he was comfortable in rejecting Church teaching for a long time.

Alfred Hitchcock was once asked if he went to psychiatrists if there were serious troubles going on in his mind.  "No", he replied, "I go to Confession."  But our future Pope had not even that little Catholic sense in him to talk over his problems with a fellow priest.

It says an awful lot about him.

Here is an article that details the story:

Pope Francis has revealed, for the first time, that he sought help from a psychoanalyst when he was younger.
He is believed to be the first Pope in history to have visited a psychoanalyst – or at least to have admitted to it.
In a new book, he says that at the age of 42 – decades before he was made Pope - he went to a psychiatrist in Buenos Aires in his native Argentina for six months.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as the Pope was known then, was at the time the head of the Jesuit order in Argentina.
“At a certain point, I felt the need to consult an analyst. For six months, I went to her house once a week to clarify a few things,” he revealed in the book, Pope Francis: Politics and Society. 
He did not specify exactly what “things” he wanted to clarify or why he felt the need to seek psychiatric help but he did say the treatment was successful.
“In those six months, she really helped me,” he said. “She was a wonderful person,” the 81-year-old pontiff said.

                                                      Read the whole article.


Anonymous said...

It's a judaized mentality and this has been their goal. Freud admitted as much. He saw himself as warring against Christian civilization. Christians have internalized the commands of their oppressors.

Aged parent said...

It's even worse than that, Anon. That he has gone public about this without any sense of shame says, to me at least, that he does not believe in the graces that can be had sacramentally. Has he lost so much of his Catholic faith that he could, even forty years ago, simply ignore the effects of grace?

Which brings us to the present. He has amply demonstrated with his "Amoris" scandal that he has doubts that the Sacrament of Marriage is a source of graces to the married couple. I don't think the man even believes in grace.

Sixupman said...

"Had he never heard of priests.": My immediate reaction!

Anonymous said...

Well, no surprises there! The fact that on several occasions he has used a very strange word,(not writing it here), a word most normal people have never heard of and required reference to a medical dictionary, suggests he has or had some serious issues the works of 'Herr Doktor' Fraud made worse.
To think his brother Cardinals voted for this man!!



Anonymous said...

I cannot answer for Bergoglio, but the vast majority of people who see psychotherapists have a childhood history of physical, sexual, and/or emotional and verbal abuse, or of severe neglect. Very few do not, and these few do not normally remain in therapy for more than a few months.

Studies of veterans with PTSD generally find that the first to break are those with a prior abuse history.

Clients who sin should go to Confession. But most of their issues have to do with the sins of others. Trauma and emotional damage are not sins.

Anonymous said...

Pope Benedicts XV1 resignation was not valid.
He therefore legally remains the only Bishop of Rome and pontiff of the catholic church.

Fr. Jorge Bergoglio S.J. remains a mentally unstable cardinal under the appearances only of a pope.
His election in 2013 is uncanonical and void.

The ensuing scandal of silence on the part of the bulk of the catholic clergy compounds these problems.

That, in my evaluation , is the dreadful reality in the Vatican City State.

Fortunately the natural human ageing process will soon resolve this profoundly disturbing situation.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous 5:50am,

Be careful about going down the road of "substantial error." This thesis was cherry-picked from canon law, not as regards to Benedict's resignation, but as an answer to Pope Francis' actions as pope.

The fact is that Francis is Pope, and we must deal with that reality, and not spin off into convoluted "solutions" that tell us what we want to hear but do not change facts on the ground.

The "substantial error" thesis would have us also deny the papacy of a Burke or Ranjith or other orthodox cardinal, had they been elected. Those who pursue it only await the death of Pope Benedict to become sedevacantist. Since it is unlikely that we will be given an orthodox pope in the near future, and since pride, the passions, and the commentary on the internet provide us many reasons to reject this or that pope, once we have embarked on this path, I see very little likelihood that one would return to the fold.

Certainly the devil has his plans for liberals, perverts, athiests, etc. But he also has his plans for those who love the Church and the Faith. Among the tools that he uses for traditionalists is schism, sedevacantism, self-righteousness, and pride.

Humility, detachment, distrust of our own opinions, resignation to Providence, and complete abandonment to God's Will should be our refuge and shield during these frightening times. We do not need the pope's personal teaching day to day. We have 2000 years of revealed and unchangeable doctrine to guide us. Let us turn to that, and leave the rest in God's hands.

Aged parent said...

Dear Anon @10:26am

An excellent comment. Thank you.

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