One year ago today, I wrote: April 8, 2016 will go down in history as one of the most tragic in the history of the Catholic Church.
At the time, I had in mind, of course, Amoris Laetitia, which had been released to the public earlier that day.
Since then, nothing has changed my mind about the notoriety that will ever be attached to this date.
As my commentary (and others) leading up to the official release of the text will attest; its contents, while stunning in the details, didn’t really come as a surprise.
After all, there was precious little evidence to that point (and even less now) that its author actually holds the Catholic faith in any appreciable measure.
What has come as a surprise, to me at any rate, is a tragedy perhaps even greater than the document itself, and that concerns the behavior of so many otherwise intelligent, faithful men who have thus far proven themselves to be either incapable of, or unwilling to, meet the Bergoglian crisis head on.
Truly, I never imagined that those upon whom countless confused Catholics have come to rely over the years would waver to the extent that they have; choosing their words ever so carefully even as Our Lord is openly blasphemed, heresies are boldly proclaimed, and countless souls are being led to eternal death.
Yes, it has been a tragic year indeed, and there is every reason to believe that things are going to get worse before they get better. Justice demands it. Our Lady foretold it.
No, you and I cannot consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart as requested at Fatima. It is easy to feel powerless. I get it.
But Our Lady also said:
“I wish, with My Son, for souls who will repair, by their suffering and their poverty, for the sinners and ingrates … Prayer, penance, and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father’s anger.” (Akita, 1973)
This, all of us can do. In fact, we must. Time is of the essence.
The H word again. Yawn. This is becoming more repetitive and irrational than the thoughts of a sufferer from OCD.
These “intelligent and faithful men” you speak of have one fatal flaw that clouds their reasoning. They believe Bergolio is a Catholic Pope. The picture is much clearer when one jettisons that false notion.
Heresy has always come from the doctors of the law, the so-called “experts”, theologians with lots of titles and letters after their names, and not the faithful.
Keep on truckin’ Louie!!!
Michael F Poulin
A rather more tragic day, which could only lead to the day of the signing of AL, and much worse to come, was the day Paul VI signed off on the documents of Vatican II which effectively announced to the world the institution of the Vatican had abandoned the true Catholic faith and became another of the principalities and powers of darkness, another den of thieves, abandoning Christ, re-crucifying Him, and leading more souls to eternal damnation.
Bergoglio blasphemes again:
Jesus Christ “made Himself the Devil”!
Who said I was a theologian? I could be a professor of literature, mathematics or psychiatry for all you know. =)
The Devil looks after his own they say & did you ever think you’d see the day when Cardinals of the CC would publicly back a book affirming sodomy? “Francis-appointed Cardinals back Jesuit’s pro-LGBT book” @lifesitenews.com. I also cannot understand any Orthodox Catholic wavering in calling out PF for what he is, especially those appointed to the highest positions within the CC to uphold & pass on the Catholic faith. It simply isn’t good enough to skirt around the issue that Marxist/Masonic/Modernists are running the show & not publicly denounce the man at the top. Cardinal Burke said numbers didn’t matter, only the Truth, so why are we still awaiting the formal correction to be made?
This is the Centennial Year of Fatima. Are all our prelates quite happy to have PF represent the CC in its entirety at the shrine of Fatima on 13 May & for him to pronounce Jacinta & Francisco saints? He has gone on record in saying that everyone can get to Heaven by their good deeds (environmental ones, of course) & there is no Catholic God. A man who has invited an unrepentant Italian abortionist (one of the Nation’s forgotten greats), a pro-abort population alarmist & Huang Jiefu (ex Chinese Health Minister accused of ordering executions) to speak at conferences organised by the Vatican on Biological Extinction & Organ Trafficking & Transplant talks taking centre stage at what should be regarded as the most important Catholic event in the past hundred years. His Argentinian friend Leonardo Buff has publicly stated that PF is not so much interested in the Church but rather the survival of humanity & future of the earth. If that is so, why did he become a priest instead of a politician? The answer must be that he is a Marxist who embraces the NWO agenda & wishes to annihilate the CC who, up until now, stood in the way of its inception. Boff also said that Cardinal Burke had been neutralised within the Curia but this still doesn’t justify his silence or seeming unwillingness to act against this demonic regime.
Your words, of course, ring true Katherine. In the spirit of efficient use of precious time, find copied and pasted here my response at “Crisis Magazine” a couple of days ago to a fellow combox writer, as it edifies what you wrote here Katherine.
Your (the writer at “Crisis” that I responded to there) comment, “The conciliar church is not the Catholic Church – it is the ape of the Catholic Church, just as Our Lady foretold”, speaks into the essence of the post-conciliar, Luciferian conundrum, called the Catholic religion. Consider the following in your thought. The Church and Her Faith are both immutable and inscrutable, as far as the essence of Her Divine Mysteries are concerned, as they rest in the Mind of God, impenetrable there. The Catholic religion however, is destructible as it is ideological, because it rests in the mind of man, and further as this currently indeed speaks in our time, as res ipsa loquitur. All one has to do is to take “a look around” and ask “the Catholic on the street” what his religion is, either lay or cleric, to know that the Catholic religion is defectible and indeed that it has been effectively, as it has been existentially, destroyed. This has been the Luciferian end-game all along, requiring first a mass apostasy to be in play, which indeed was accomplished over decades, by deconstructing the Catholic religion piece by piece and replacing it with the “religion of man”, a man centered aping of the Religion of God, at once all “dressed up Catholic”, which is both utterly Freemasonic and as thus Luciferian. The underbelly of this double entendre’, ultimately ends in the worship of Lucifer, through the person of the anti-Christ in this world, whose Prince is Lucifer, as commanded by the Son of God made Man.
The “Catholic on the street” can only remain blind to the reality that the Catholic religion has been effectively destroyed because of his reception of the “operation of error”, as Saint Paul refers to the darkened intellect which freely chooses sin over the good, slowly loosing his capacity to see the Truth, as the result of his freely rejecting grace, that gift both freely given and completely undeserved. Like any gift left unopened, it is of utterly no use to the receiver. There is no spiritual vacuum in God’s Reality and as thus when grace is vacated through the free will assent into repeated sinfulness, that absence of grace, which as Saint Thomas Aquinas taught is the singular means through which we human persons can choose the good over the evil, that void created is filled by the “operation of error”. The intellect is then blinded from the Truth, perfectly irrespective of the power of that individual human intellect, as these are matters ultimately of the free will and not of the intellect. The intellect operates from within its capacity to first inform the free will, which then makes the choice of the good or of the evil. The evil is understood as the privation of the good which is due in the act being considered. In this understanding, we are all ultimately fully culpable for our choices, this side the veil, which determine our final destiny in Heaven or in Hell. Saint Paul, in his letter to the Roman pagans, chapter 1: 18-32, bears witness to the reality that, “…they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man…” We know this to be true with certitude as it is inerrant Holy Scripture, which also in the words of our Blessed Dominus Deus, Jesus the Christ Himself, commanded, “Be perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect.” We are perfectly incapable of perfection as immanently understood and as thus only through the power of God’s Grace can we become saints, as only saints will enter the Kingdom of God. In caritas.
“It should be abundantly clear that the ‘New’ and ‘post-Conciliar’ Church is both strikingly new and strikingly different from the Church as it has existed through the ages. The old Church was and is unabashedly ‘triumphant,’ felt it had the fullness of the truth and proclaimed it with a ‘militarism’ that seemed at times both offensive and arrogant. The new Church, having achieved an Aggiornamento with the modern world, is more ‘open,’ ‘gentle,’ ‘lovable,’ and ‘accommodating;’ it is one that is ‘free of mediaeval rigorism’ and ‘makes no demands.’ The traditional Church saw its function as one of teaching Mankind the truths entrusted to by Christ as ‘a precious pearl’ by Christ; the new Church is trying ‘to define itself’ and proclaims it is seeking the truth along with the rest of mankind. The old Church called those who disagreed with her teachings on even a single point ‘heretics’ while the new Church sees them, even if they deny the very existence of God, as ‘separated brethren’ having equal ‘access to the Community of salvation,’ and hence seeks to ‘dialogue’ with them ‘on an equal footing. ‘The post-Conciliar Church teaches she has lost her Unity. She blames herself rather than those who departed from her bosom for this ‘scandal.’ Indeed, the re establishment of this lost unity is her ‘internal mission’ and the basic thrust of her Ecumenical effort. The point is critical. If she believed she possessed unity, she would insist that the other ‘ecclesiastical communities’ return to her fold and she would concede nothing to their errors. In no clearer way could the post-Conciliar Church announce that she has radically separated herself from the Church established by Christ.”
All true, and great comment.
Agreed. Far worse than a flaming heretic pope and a cabal of Masonic Marxists acting as sidekicks is the utter scandal of realizing there are thus far no men who have adequately stated the case, the pope is a heretic who is teaching heresy, is dismantling the Gospel, Sacraments, and the faith, and has surrounded himself with homosexuals and homosexualists. This is the real scandal, that there are in fact NO GOOD MEN LEFT. What care I, whether some or other cleric mutters about the outrages to some bloggist few may read. Where is the man holding a press conference and announcing to the world that Pope Bergolio is a heretic teaching heresy! Nothing short of that will do, and you know, we are probably waiting in vain for that day, it is not likely coming. There is already ample reason, but…crickets.
Talking in high-falutin “Church speak” is not adequate to reach the people. Talking so far around the heresy as to make it difficult to glean out your message, taking such care, oh, such care, to properly fawn over the man and his words…oh…”how we love our Holy Father…who said thus and so…guiding us with his brilliance and his wisdom…” My word! These fawning sycophants, they have diminished somewhat, but where is their courage!
There is no other conclusion. They fear him, they fear the loss of their comforts, they fear the loss of their companions, they rightly know they will become invisible to their clerical peers, and this will be hard. Too hard really, they cannot bear it. No no. To be unpopular is asking far too much of these softened men, these effeminates, who have been taken care of and coddled since exiting seminary, and are looking forward to a life of travel and good food. To defend Christ and risk these…well…that’s just asking too much.
THIS, is the real scandal. Bad men, evil men, homosexuals and sodomites, liberals and baby killers and apostates, we have had all of these men in the world, and they exit the world and go on to Hell, but at no time that I have heard of have we been cursed with men so weak and cowardly they would not defend Jesus Christ, nor His Church, nor the faith, nor the sheep, when all are threatened from within and without.
We need divine intervention, because there is naught to help us.
Come, Lord Jesus! Our Lady of Fatima, ora pro nobis!
Good Saturday morning Professor Q,
As was suggested to you on these pages previously, have it your way professor, as thus: Pope Jorge is not embracing material heresy as he degrades Divine Revelation and Holy Tradition at every turn of his purported Pontificate, rather he simply, “promotes heresy”. And so professor, the quintessential question remains for you to answer, at least within the deep confines of your own intellective operation, as you deflected any meaningful response objectively last time, suggesting that I was somehow being, “so defensive” toward you. A “Pope” who is a manifest heretic versus a “Pope” who “simply”, “promotes heresy”, with a preternatural duplicity and cunning infrequently if ever before seen, for all the innumerable, willfully blinded intellects, those “Catholic”, infidel, pagan, atheistic, and every sort to embrace as “truth”. In caritas.
Exactly. It is encapsulated by saying the Church has lost her own identity, and no longer believes what She taught for over 2000 years. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” It is absolutely impossible to retain a church or faith that no longer believes her own Truths, that is ashamed of her history and has wandered off to fables.
Say what we will of evil Islam, it believes in it’s mission. Which ideology overcomes the other, the one that is a zealot and believes to the death it is right? Or the one that is weak and no longer believes it has the truth.
The answer is obvious.
Relax pool boy, the comment wasn’t about you at all.
Michael F Poulin
The only Bishops and priests speaking out against Francis are the sede ones. All the “good men” who are not afraid to speak out are in the sede chapels. Even the SSPX has been silenced as they are fixated by the regularization carrot being dangled before their naive eyes.
I’ve lately been going deeply into the great Imitation of Christ. Here’s a great audio recording of this priceless book: https://librivox.org/the-imitation-of-christ-by-thomas-a-kempis/
Great book! We sometimes forget in these forums what unites us. We may differ and argue over non dogmatic issues, but most of us still hold the true faith as taught through out the centuries.
Better consecrate Russia to Our Lady of Fatima before Trump nukes Russia, and Russia, us.
Oh look, a troll. Yawn. This is becoming more and more repetitive and unoriginal than the insults the crowds hurled at Christ, which Prof Q. would’ve hurled at Him too, give the chance, because his conscience somehow absolves him as Amoris Letitia teaches so that Prof Q can continue to sin those sins he loves which scourge and slap the Body of Christ, which he wil lreceive, on his hands of course! Don’t worry Prof Q. there is no hell, your soul will just be annihilated as Pope Francis teaches you. Unless you ever sold a firearm in your life or have committed any Mafia activity.
In caritas, another most excellent post.
What struck me especially was your differentiating Catholic Faith with Catholic religion.
Do you believe that there is anyone who actually believes the true Catholic Faith? Or has it been so corrupted over decades (how many?) that no one can know what it is?
Russia nuking us is probably what it’s going to take to convince them to make the consecration.
Oh, brother. Hyperbolic pol troll at religious site.
Brilliant commentary on the “operation of error” and how it applies for our time. I have been struggling to express this idea in the context of heavenly warnings such as Fatima, La Salette and Akita but you have nailed it. St Paul says quite clearly that those who did not have a love for the truth would be the first to fall victim to the “operation of error” which has been umfolding most spectacularly since 1960. This obsession with man to the exclusion of the Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, is the essence of Antichrist – the prideful exaltation of the attributes of man over God. The writings of Vatican II and the speeches of post concilliar Popes are infected with this diabolical spirit. Now we are entering the final stage where the Church structure is now pretty much in the hands of the enemy. The standard of Lucifer is about to be erected in Rome as Leo XIII was told in 1884. La Salette is about to be fulfilled “Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist”. This will be acomplished by the Judas act of our bishops, particularly Bergoglio. Quite frankly there is a very good case to make that Bergoglio is the False Prophet of Apoc chapter 13 (which Sister Lucy said was part of the 3rd secret). He is a bishop, as the Church fathers said he would be, and it is probable that he is ursurping the See of Peter, given the circumstances of Benedict’s removal. Like a Pope he has 2 horns “like a lamb” – he appears to be like the eternal Lamb that was slain, but he speaks “like a dragon” – his doctrines betray him as a traitor to Christ. If this is true then Antichrist is very close to bring revealed to the world, since at this point, the restrainer mentioned by St Paul (which is both Christendom and the Papacy) have both been either destroyed or nullified. This would also support Catherine Emmerich’s vision of the beast walking into the sanctuary – either Antichrist or his false prophet walking into St Peters one the old structure had been destroyed. In the event Bergoglio is not the False Prophet, I can definitely see him being the traitor on the inside who welcomes in Antichrist and the False Prophet to take posessions of those so-called Catholics who have already embraced the operation of error.
“Yes, hatred of God, which often expresses itself in blasphemy, is even worse than heresy:”
Good Sunday morning Katherine,
We recall the command of our Blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, when He commanded the requirement of faith to enter His Father’s Kingdom. He deemed that only those who have the faith of little children shall enter into the Kingdom of God. This Faith, One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic as well a gift which is both freely given and completely undeserved and it must be freely received by each human person, if they are to enter Heaven. The reception of this ineffable gift of Faith requires an utter submission into this Faith, which is a perfectly contrary reality to the so called, “sola scriptura” protestant heresy, proclaiming “self as God”, as the heresy claims each to be his own final arbiter of the Faith. The logical progression of this protestant heresy is to then find itself within the ideological paradigm as the “religion of man”, the quintessential desire of Freemasonry. This religion of man logically concludes in the Luciferian end point of “man as God”, this all in preparation for the worship of the person of the anti-Christ, who will appear to be the quintessential man, simply a logical progression. “Man as God” is in the existential now, currently in our very midst, as so called “transgenderism” is the most perfect realization of “man as God”, whereby it purports man to be literally somehow in control of his own metaphysical “substance”, his very ontology, deeming himself to be whom he “feels” himself to be, literally at any given moment in time. As “sola scriptura” deems one’s own self to be the final arbiter of the Faith and as it is thus to be known philosophically, as it only can be, “man as God”, this particular religious paradigm, as any religious paradigm only can, requires worship, as we are hard wired for worship, from the essence of our very nature given us by the Uncreated Creator, the First Cause, uncaused, the Prime Mover, unmoved, Almighty God in His Three Divine Persons, as Life and Love Himself, Living in Caritas.
We have been set up, deceived, to worship self first as we have been conditioned, initially by the Deformation of the Faith led by the minion of Lucifer, Luther, and since VCII by a “council” with Lucifer’s signature all over it, which established the blue print for a false religion, a religion that mimics the Deformation of Luther, man centered, completely devoid of the Supernatural Faith, which through the reality of lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi, caused the clerics and the laity to reject the Holy Sacrifice for what It indeed is, the bloodless representation of our Blessed Dominus Deus, Jesus the Christ , as He IS crucified on Calvary at each and every valid Consecration in the deFide understanding as being crucified only once in time and space. This Mystery of Faith rests as it only can, perfectly impenetrable in the mind of the finite human creature, as the finite cannot contemplate the Infinite in His inscrutable ways. This diabolical “council” was the very foundation for the “Novus Ordo” which generated the “new religion”, as it generated the “new mass”, the “new calendar”, the “new sacraments”, the “new divine office”. The small case is deliberate incidentally, as these hideous creatures find their well spring in the ideology of man. Annibale Bugnini, the Freemason Luciferian, was the miscreant cleric at the epicenter of this creation of the foundational structure leading into “self-worship”, within the philosophical construction of a deified man, this side the veil. These diabolically disoriented men actually believe that Christ Jesus was simply true man who became God as we, “become God”.
In closing, the overwhelming majority of the Catholic population of the world has lost the true Faith as this rests, res ipsa loquitur, for those with eyes to see and ears to hear. Any baptized Catholic is one valid confession away from reverting into the One, True Faith, as Almighty God in His Omnipotence can return the lost sheep to the fold in any particular moment in time should they willfully receive His Gift. This requires a submission into the suffering of Holy Mother Church as She now walks Her Passion, as the Mystical Body of Christ, preparing to ascend the Holy Cross, established by Christ Jesus for Her, such that She can participate in glorifying Him and assisting Him in the Salvation of souls. In caritas.
Good Sunday morning Malachi,
Thanks be to Almighty God. Praise be to Almighty God. Your words above assimilate the realities of the Church approved Apparitions into the realities of the anti-Gospel now preached by the anti-Church, which controls the edifice, all for the purposes of the revelation and instillation of the person of the anti-Christ, into the “temple of God”. This suggestion of the possibility of Bergoglio as the False Prophet too has plagued me for the past 3 years or so. Once a culture, as none before in the history of the world, gets to a point of proclaiming self as God from its most immanent ethos, the logical reality queries, “what else could there possible be to unravel as an utter affront to Truth?”. The Grace and Peace of God the Father of our Blessed Dominus Deus Sabbaoth and Savior, Jesus the Christ, be with you and yours, most especially during this the holiest of weeks. In caritas.
The NWO satanic world shadow dictatorship and its more open agencies of operation have become ever more powerful and evil due to the infiltration and revolution in the Church, so that the Holy See and the bishops, religious orders, etc. work alongside the secular anti-Christs to destroy the Faith and the faithful.
Amen. The truth is ignored, ridiculed, condemned.
So many talk about Fatima. How many know that Pope Pius XII was complicit in the spreading of the errors of Russia?
Read this article authored by Cornelia R. Ferreira if you don’t believe it.