The Collect for this past April 29, the Fourth Sunday after Easter, reads as follows:
O God, Who makest the faithful to be of one mind and will: grant to Thy people to love that which Thou dost command and to desire that which Thou dost promise, that amid the changes of the world, our hearts may there be fixed where true joys are to be found.
These words called to my mind the present situation in the Church wherein the faithful are being held hostage by a man posing as a Catholic, and worse, as the Vicar of Christ!
As the Collect above plainly teaches, in order to be considered one among the faithful, it is necessary to be of “one mind and will.”
With what or with whom?
With the Church that speaks in the name of Our Blessed Lord; making known “all things whatsoever” that He commands and promises. (cf Mt. 28:20)
It is in such unchanging things alone, the Collect tells us, where one may find true joy – that is, the spiritual joy of which St. Thomas Aquinas wrote:
Now charity is love of God, Whose good is unchangeable, since He is His goodness, and from the very fact that He is loved, He is in those who love Him by His most excellent effect, according to 1 John 4:16: “He that abideth in charity, abideth in God, and God in him.” Therefore spiritual joy, which is about God, is caused by charity. (Aquinas, ST II-II. Q28. A1)
Recall once more the words of the Collect:
“To love that which God dost command and to desire that which He dost promise…”
This is the charity that begets true joy.
With all of this in mind, can it be said that Francis is of “one mind and will” with the Church? In other words, how does true joy compare with Bergoglian joy?
In answer to this question, I could offer literally dozens and dozens of citations taken from his trilogy of Apostolic Exhortations (so-called), each of which proposes to speak of joy – Joy of the Gospels, Joy of Love, Rejoice and be Glad.
I will limit myself, however, to just one; in this case, taken from the most recent document of the three:
Complacency is seductive; it tells us that there is no point in trying to change things, that there is nothing we can do, because this is the way things have always been and yet we always manage to survive. By force of habit we no longer stand up to evil. We “let things be”, or as others have decided they ought to be. Yet let us allow the Lord to rouse us from our torpor, to free us from our inertia. Let us rethink our usual way of doing things; let us open our eyes and ears, and above all our hearts, so as not to be complacent about things as they are, but unsettled by the living and effective word of the risen Lord. (Gaudete et Exsultate – 137)
This paragraph, which describes the way of Bergoglian joy, is the antithesis of last Sunday’s Collect!
You see, for Francis, being “fixed” to the unchanging commands and promises of God “amid the changes of the world” (or what he would call, the “concrete situations” in which one finds oneself) is not the way of true joy; rather, it is mere “complacency” and a nasty “habit” from which we must be freed.
Truly, one could very rightly say, and with no hint of hyperbole, that the entire “so-called pontificate of Francis” (to quote dear Fr. Gruner yet again) is the antithesis of what it means to be “of one mind and will” with the Holy Catholic Church and all that she teaches in the name of Christ (i.e., anti-Catholic, anti-pope).
Readers may recall that I issued a challenge to those with a voice in Catholic media who continue to call Francis “pope” and “Holy Father;” in particular those who claim to be defenders of tradition:
How specifically is this man’s membership in the Holy Catholic Church made externally manifest?
That was more than a month ago…
There have been no takers thus far, but if anyone ponies up I’ll be sure to let you know.
Complacency is seductive; it tells us there is no point in trying to get rid of Bergoglio, that there is nothing we can do, because this is the way things have always been with this “papacy” and yet we always manage to survive. By force of habit we no longer stand up to evil. We “let things be,” or as Bergoglio has decided they ought to be. Yet let us allow the Lord to rouse us from our torpor, to free us from our inertia. Let us rethink our usual way of doing things; let us open our eyes and ears, and above all our hearts, so as not to be complacent about Bergoglio, but motivated to speak out against that heretic by the living and effective word of the risen Lord.
Plenty of Catholics have spoken out against Vatican Two. Books have been written , blogs ,conferences and seminars . The Vatican and Borgolio are full steam ahead for the NWO.
On a previous thread I am sure the email complainers who ASKED for links concerning the sspx were obviously not satisfied. Just in case they missed my last post, here rests the problem with both Borgolio’s Vatican agenda and even the Society.
As in the first millenium is as it is today. Whenever politics ,which is the Beast of this world co mingles with the Kingdom of God on earth ,which is the Church , the Beast brings out the devil and his minions.
The Beast is thriving in the Vatican with Borgoglio. If the SSPX had remained focused on preserving the Mass and the Sacraments and ignored the politics of this world past and present , the Society would never disintegrate into the vortex.
Mt 18:6, Lk 12:2
“By force of habit we no longer stand up to evil.”
Except he hardly lifted a finger for poor baby Alfie Evans. Hey, you know it, I know it, all God’s children know it, if he had really wanted to save Alfie Evans, he could have gotten it done. Same for any of the “royal” family, same for Theresa May, or any of the other high-powered hotshots in Great Britain. But he didn’t. He made that poor exhausted father leave his baby’s bedside, find a lovely suit of clothes, tramp all the way to Rome, and for what, a photo op with a sourpuss.
Meaningless satanic drivel. Even when a baby’s life hangs in the balance.
Hell no he’s not Catholic. He’s not even a Christian.
Absolutely agree Evangeline ! If he is truly Papal he should have ordered his Bishops to act on behalf of the family. But no, he is only another Bishop himself ……..of Rome as he told us. Exactly as Vatican Two defined in their so called national collegiality ………just another Bishop. Why? Because this is all about Unity. Unity with every other globalist church.
Does anyone here read The Remnant? Michael Matt and other writers complain constantly about this “papacy” to the point where they refer to him in very disrespectful terms and names. Yet, they seem to insist that Bergoglio is indeed the Pope, the Supreme Pontiff. It seems like a severe contradiction. If you believe this man is actually The Pope, where is the respect due to him. If you don’t believe this man could possibly be The Pope, come out and say it. You can’t sit on the fence forever—–or can you???
What stopped any of those men? The fact that this baby’s life was in the balance, and the hospital was clearly still trying to kill him, had every intention of killing him, not releasing him to his devoted parents, what could possibly cause any delay for any single priest or bishop or cardinal living in Europe at that time? Do they not all have the ability to travel? What prevented any of them from going to the Alder Hey Prison to defend the baby? What prevented any of them from defending the parents? I’m not even going to ask it as a rhetorical question, I know the answer to this question, they are indeed sniveling cowards, and hirelings, and unwilling to cause discomfort to themselves despite the fact an innocent baby is being ruthlessly murdered within those walls by a totalitarian and ghoulish regime.
It is terrible to find out a formerly civilized nation has lost it’s heart and its soul and is killing it’s own vulnerable children, it is a nightmare to find your “churchmen” are so evil they refuse to do anything about it, and in fact, some of them agree it should be done.
What evil times, it is almost too much to be borne. God help us.
2 cents , I believe the authority of the Chair of Peter was abandoned with Vatican Two. Yes SSPX has valid priests and the TLM Mass BUT they have no Pope either. Nowhere have I seen it more evidenced than in this thread below.
Go back a few pages to the beginning and read it through.
Okay, some SSPX people have decent chapels to go to. I get that.
But others do not. I Know that.
Those in authority behave just like those in the NO church.
All I want is a good priest, ( note I did not say ‘holy). Just an educated devout straight priest who preaches and understands the Gospel, valid Sacraments and a reverent ancient Liturgy.
I am not interested in any groups societies, military Orders or anything extra like retreats children’s camps or youth groups and I do not want to be lectured on political realities past or present because I have a brain and can and have found the information on all sides from good Catholic sources. I am sick of the cults of personalities.
Can you name any Bishops who stood up for Terri Schiavo who was legally murdered. She was a young Catholic woman who was denied the sacraments.
The so-called “catholic” church did nothing to fight for the life of this woman whose parents were willing to take care of her and possibly bring her back to good health. The Bishop in Florida at that time totally ignored this drastic situation. Pathetic.
So aptly stated Evangeline. He is a Scrooge and a sourpuss to the nth degree. He is a spiteful, envious, mean Peronist.
There was one. His name started with a “G”. I can’t remember it.
Woe, what the heck happened there? That’s not kids being kids, something very strange about this story. I’m going to have to read that whole darned thread. I’m so w/you Sweep, I don’t want to be part of any religious group other than the Catholic Church. I swear, last week, I went through such a crisis of faith, I felt like I was part of some sick demented cult with all the bizarre goings on in the Church. It was like this mess hit me like a ton of bricks and I thought, maybe I’m wrong maybe the whole thing has always been a scam, a super successful cult. This situation will get much worse bc I think that is exactly Bergoglio’s goal, just to make the truth look like a hoax and he’s in the perfect position to do that. And whatever happened in that thread, Catholics thought they found a good place for their boys but something really bad happened, something unnatural. This world is really weird right now, it’s gotta be the apocalypse. I never thought I’d hope it was, but it seems like best case scenario to me and I really mean that.
I used to think it must be the Chastisement.
However , I am sure people living through Vat 2 ,the radical sixties ,the Wars of the last century , 9/11 , the recession, the horrors of abortion and the rise of the leftist communists among us have all thought it is the chastisement.
Is something even more evil afoot ?
Since you asked, yes, more evil is afoot: a great war, the formal schism, the arrival of the Antichrist, and great persecution. [Bergoglio is the False Prophet who will herald the Antichrist].
This is spelled out by two orthodox Catholic writers: “The Book of Destiny” by Fr. Herman Bernard Kramer and ” The Apocalypse– Letter by Letter” by Steven Paul.
Words of encouragement on the feast of St. Athanasius:
Also, the seven letters in Revelations, chapters 2 & 3.
[My conjecture is that Francis is the False Prophet; that is not to be attributed to Fr. Kramer or Mr. Paul].
Melanie–You have verbalized exactly how I feel. When I come to the conclusion that the SSPX was no longer a safe haven, I felt abandoned and orphaned. I had no where to go. New Order is out of the question. Should I join a Protestant “church”? Of course not. There are no Pius V (sede) Chapels in my area which I would attend. I remain aka Catholic in my beliefs, in my heart, and in my soul. The True Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ is not a hoax it is REAL, but HIDDEN. Is this the chastisement? Our Lady does not leave Her children orphaned. Go to Our Lady. Go to St. Joseph and all the Saints in Heaven. Beg their intercession until the Barque of Peter is righted and on course.
Thank you, Mike. I hope all confused Catholics read this. It is very, very consoling. God bless you. St Athanasius, pray for us!
Also Sweep, pretty clear why somebody wanted you censured or the whole comment section shut down.
We are not abandoned. We have the Rosary.
I am quite used to people wanting to censure me Melanie especially when it comes to protecting the little ones and sounding the alarm where it is due.
I absolutely could care less whether a church has the TLM , if children are endangered there.
I know a dear Catholic man who attends an sspx chapel.
I warned him on the telephone about the sodomite priests I knew in the society and he was quite mad at me. Now I count him among one of my dear friends in the Faith.
He sent me the articles about the deacon who was molesting society children and had gone to the sspx seminary. I sent him info about all the deaths and near deaths that had occurred at their youth camps both here and in Europe.
Randy Engel does a great service warning Catholic parents in her articles .
All I can say is that he is sure tied into the UN’s objectives. There is no doubt about that. They now seem to have a huge influence on Vatican policies. Both appearing under a guise of global benevolence.
This from the OD media outlet Crux.
It is also encouraging to know that our Lord sent us a Second Athanasius: Today is the 5th Anniversary of the death of Patrick Henry Omlor. Both exalted our Lady and knew that a lack of hyperdulia for her was a true mark of a heretic whether it be Arius, Roncalli, Montini, or Bergoglio.
Excellent point. Thank you for that tie-in, Sweep.
Yes. Louie. You are right again. This Bergoglian joy does not match true Catholic joy. The picture you chose for this post says it all, really.
But do not lose heart. Justice may be coming soon. As the intrepid Randy Engel has reported in her investigative reports, justice to these evil pederasts and pedophiles often comes through the secular justice system. Since the people in the Holy Catholic Church are not doing their jobs of ridding Holy Mother Church of this filth, Our Lord and Our Lady may chose to use the secular world’s system of justice. (I am referring to President Trump.) God uses whomever He wishes to use.
It has been predicted that the “pope” will be having a terrible May, according to Qanon. Some justice may be coming for him this month, Our Lady’s month.
We do not know what it is, but since Q (back in January) accurately predicted the North Korea / South Korea peace agreement and many, many other predictions that have come to fruition, we can be fairly certain that something is going to happen to this “pope” in this month.
As Q says, “Enjoy the show.”
You follow this amazing phenomenon on “Qanon great awakening reddit.”
We do know more revelations from the GJ Diocesan Investigation in PA, which is said to be the worst yet, probably will come out soon.
I know Mrs Engel’s Cipolla sex abuse case report was referenced in this investigation.
God grant her many years in health and happiness !
Excellent link, sweep. Thank you.
Read the comments ,one stands out referencing “sandwich boy”.
Yes, Tom A, as I said “Our Lady does not leave Her children orphaned”
If you believe that God is going to use a guy who had sex with a Porn star while his 3rd “wife” was nursing his son, you have some serious screws loose. No to mention that there is a rumor floating that the 1.6 million paid for the abortion of the Republican “operative” was Trump himself.
Qanon has also been shown to have been wrong on many things and his excuses are always “timeshifts change”.
Finally, want to bet me that nothing happens to the Supreme Vicar of Christ on Earth in May?
Sounds like the MKULTRA I have recently learned about through Q.
Note, intelligence agencies involved.
This is pervasive and a union of evil forces throughout church and secular world.
That comment was for you, sweep. I intended to put it under your comment.
Nothing will happen to the Supreme Vicar of Christ on Earth in May because there is no known Supreme Vicar of Christ on Earth.
Q? QAnon? You guys are out-Alex-Jonesing Alex Jones. I seem to recall a lot of hysteria last year because of the 100th anniversary of Fatima and that king of France thing. Remind me… how many Popes and leaders have been beheaded?
But let’s say you’re right. Prove it. Give me 3 prophecies right here, right now. Real ones that have dates and specifics, not nonsense like “there will be great change in the year 2018” or “evil will make itself known by December at the latest”. Let’s see who’s right.
Blunder blunder blunder, The truth IS stranger than fiction .doesn’t this make you wonder?
Blunder , and it’s all very ugly.
Highly likely these men have been telling the truth .
FYI, I do not listen to or read Alex Jones or read Qanon whoever that is Blunder
For Blunder and anyone else,
if you dare…………http://radtradthomist.chojnowski.me/
Heh. Good one.
sweep–I am at the point where I just can’t absorb any more of this filth coming from the highest levels of the Vatican down to the smallest, most remote catholic church on the planet. I have the greatest respect for Louie, Randy, Cornelia, and Peter Chojnowski who, among others I am sure, are staying in the battle in spite of opposition from those who were supposed to be the top generals leading the warriors to restore our True Catholic Church from the evil Modernists now at the helm. It just keeps getting worse and worse. Who can we trust in an earthly sense? The “good” bishops who write dubias? The SSPX which is falling in line with the N.O. “official” church? sweep, I think you are bearing the burden of carrying on your shoulders the ugly truth which is so painful. As you, and others who comment here have said many times over, it is prayer that will comfort us. But action is required also. Calling Bergoglio “puzzling”, “bizarre” “upsetting” and every other adjective is like fighting a monster with a pea shooter. That is why I am so grateful to the real warriors mentioned above. May God protect them and keep them safe. Our Lady, help of Christians, pray for us.
2 Cents, Keep praying the Rosary. At times only She has sustained me as I know She is leading this battle and sustains others because God gave her this power now in these times and She is here for all of us. Saint Louis de Montfort told us this. It is in the Scriptures, “………and you shall bruise Her heel. We are Her heel because we follow Her Son.
At times I have to step back and have to pray much more , but I am always revived again. I know Randy feels this way and I have no doubt Louis and everyone else does also.The Rosary is our weapon.
God can use anyone or anything . Afterall Ganganelli, He is GOD.
You claim to have been a first-hand witness to dozens or possibly hundreds of extreme circumstances and with links like this, I think there’s a term for it. I forget what it is, but it’s basically when you read enough stuff and eventually start to conflate your reality with what you read. You’ve claimed many experiences with molester priests, conspiracies, etc. I think you genuinely believe they’re real, but are piecing together stuff you’ve read subconsciously.
Lenny B-I never heard of Patrick Henry Omlor so I put his name in Google. I’m surprised he is not a “household name” among Traditional Catholics especially from the Sedes I have spoken to. I would love to read his book “The Robber Church”, but it is out of print and generally unavailable. Have you read it? Obviously, Mr. Omlor (RIP) was greatly in tune to the evil of V2 even before its evil intent was not clearly manifest in the early days to Catholics who were merely stunned, surprised and felt helpless. Thank you for bringing this pioneer to our attention.
Think what you want Blunder.
I think you are naive and want to not believe these things are happening and I also believe you were never that involved in your faith.