I told you they were going to go after the Sacrament of Confession.
So this is the truly malignant Archbishop of Chicago, Blasé Cupich, a man so vile and so odious, so filled with contempt for the Church and the Mass that he literally locked the Latin Mass parish in Rapid City, South Dakota out of their church and refused to let them celebrate the Easter Triduum in 2002. Here is the local newspaper write-up on that.
Below is an audio recording of Cupich saying the following about the Sacrament of Confession, which is also called the Sacrament of Reconciliation or the Sacrament of Penance. This quote begins at the 0:55 mark:
“We use that word “reconciliation” all the time. It doesn’t mean about giving people forgiveness. It comes from an anatomical root, namely the eyelash, it is called a cilia. So you begin to see eye-to-eye with people.”
First, his statement that the word “reconcile” comes from eyelash is utter, complete balderdash. It is a pure fabrication, utterly made up, and completely wrong.
the Latin word reconciliare (restore; reconcile)
using the Latin prefix re-
derived from the Latin word conciliare (attract favor of, render favorably disposed; commend; bring a woman to man as wife, match; procure as a mistress; unite, bring together, about)
derived from the Latin word concilium (association, society, company; public gathering, meeting; popular assembly; sexual union, coition; close conjunction)
using the Latin prefix con- (together)
derived from the Latin prefix com-
derived from the Latin word cum (with)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *kom (near, with, together)
derived from the Latin word calare (to call, inserted or placed between; announce, proclaim; summon; let down, allow to hang free; loosen)
derived from the Greek word chalao, χαλάω (to lower (as into a void))
derived from the Greek word kaleo, καλέω (to ‘call’ (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise))
derived from the Greek word chalan
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *kelə- (to call)
The second point is more important, though. What he is saying is that the Sacrament of Confession is a NEGOTIATION between the confessee and the Church wherein the confessee TELLS THE CHURCH, which is to say, GOD, what the confessee’s conscience has determined is “right” and “wrong”. And then FrancisNewMercyChurch, in the spirit of “accompaniment” and “dialogue” RATIFIES the sinful actions of the confessee, so long as the confessee’s “inviolable conscience” is clear and they “feel” good about themselves.
This is nothing less than the worship of man. It is demanding that the Church, and thus God Himself, bow down and worship man as the source and arbiter of “truth” itself.
The only thing that is left for them to do, which we have seen the early indications of from Bergoglio, is to create some sort of new quasi-liturgical action whereby the Church qua Church is made to apologize to man. Like a “confiteor” that the Church prays to man. You think I’m kidding? I am not. Look for something like this attached to the new “General Absolution” services that they are going to start pushing in the so-called “Year of Mercy”.