bergoglio's un-holy cross
From Tradition in Action (see picture below):
"On the plaque a dove representing the Holy Spirit is also shown descending from heaven over the flock and the Good Shepherd. One does not find any mention in Scripture of a scene where the Holy Spirit comes down directly over the flock. More likely it is an allusion to the Protestant-Pentecostal theory that claims God does not need the Catholic Hierarchy, but gives His orientation to the flock by a direct action of the Holy Spirit."
This confirms my previous post in which I discussed bergoglio's protestant perception of the Holy Spirit and how this invalidates the Catholic hierarchy and also the sacraments.
For those who like a good masonic conspiracy theory, there is also the fact that the Good Shepherd can represent the god Hermes.
One thing is for sure though about bergoglio's cross. There is absolutely NOTHING Catholic about it!
And even if you did manage to stretch credibility to its limit and find some hint of a Catholic meaning... it still is ABSOLUTELY bizarre and TOTALLY out of place for the pope to be wearing such a cross!
... even if by now Catholics have "gotten used to" bergoglio's bizarre and hideous cross ... once in a while we need to be shocked back to reality.
This is indeed a strange papacy. For a summary of bergoglio's first year and just how strange it was please see the highly recommended article posted at Call Me Jorge titled "The strange papacy of Pope Francis" by Miles Christi.
... anyway just in case you're interested.
In all the old manuscript records which contain the Legend of the Craft, mention is made of Hermes as one of the founders of Freemasonry.
A cult was established in Greece in remote regions, likely making [Hermes] a god of nature, farmers, and shepherds. It is also possible that since the beginning he has been a deity with shamanic attributes linked to divination, reconciliation, magic, sacrifices, and initiation and contact with other planes of existence, a role of mediator between the worlds of the visible and invisible.
[Hermes is the god of] ... good luck, the sacrifices and the sacrificial animals, flocks and shepherds and the fertility of land and cattle. In addition to serving as messenger to Zeus, Hermes carried the souls of the dead to Hades, and directed the dreams sent by Zeus to mortals.