Pope Benedict once made the observation that there were two different Vatican II councils, the actual one and the one that the media presented to the world. 1,874 more words
This re-blogged post was written on the 15th of November 2014. It would appear that the situation with respect to the actual number of "schemers" is still as small today as it was back in November of 2014. When reading this post, please keep in mind the "media" operation that was mounted to create the optics that the change was inevitable. TeamFrancis still has this friendly media at its disposal, but the optics are beginning to change. The more empty pictures of St. Peter's Square and half empty audiences with Francis occur, the harder it will be for the media to keep the "soap bubble" Thuggacy™ inflated. Case in point, yesterday we had this interesting piece of information (see here). When reading this, just keep in mind that it was not that long ago that Francis was telling the faithful that it was enough to go out and meet the other. But now, it would appear that something has changed:
Right! Got to keep the Hopium alive! But seriously folks, if I am interpreting this correctly, we are seeing the beginnings of the bishop of Rome, Francis trying to "herd the crowds" back into St. Peter's Square. Think about how far we are removed from "just meeting people on the peripheries" and how close we just might be to the type of operations like those that herd the poor Cubans into Jose Marti Revolution Square for one of Fidel Castro's speeches.
“It was so incredibly moving and inspiring just how many people had come back to the sacrament for the first time many decades,” he said. “When I asked them why they came back, so many of them said they came back because Pope Francis had invited and asked them to. And he had indeed during the Angelus the Sunday before.”