Francis warned a group of seminarians from Italy’s Marche region during a June 10 audience of “closure and rigidity” - although their problem is likely the opposite vice.
“Rigidity is somewhat fashionable today" - he fancied while, in real life, the Francis Church is marked by laxness and debauchery. Jumping from one mantra to an other, Francis concluded that "rigidity" is a manifestations of "clericalism" and that it is "a perversion of the priesthood."
Evidently, he was fighting his own shadow since "clericalism" is defined as a "policy of maintaining or increasing the power of a religious hierarchy" which Francis has been doing since his election by instituting a tyranny in the Vatican.
When he finds a seminarian or a young priest who is “rigid,” Francis continued, he concludes that “something bad happens to him inside” since "behind every rigidity there is a serious problem, because rigidity lacks humanity.” The rigid Francis ideology that has taken a grip on the Vatican shows that this is true.
Francis moved on to his third mantra, "Let prayer not be ritualism” because "the rigid end up in ritualism, always; let prayer be an occasion of personal encounter with God.” This was an evident polemic against the liturgy although the liturgical decadence that Francis promotes with such statements is a sure recipe for ecclesial decline.
The 84-year-old Francis is incapable of understanding the current spiritual challenges because he is stuck in the mentality of the sixties and in a sterile Jesuit ideology that replaces piety and contemplation with servility and blind actionism.