From Vatican Radio:
A note released by the Holy See Press Office says that the Pope has expressed his closeness to the Greek people who are suffering the effects of the current crisis.
Describing the news from Greece “regarding the economic and social situation of the country as worrying”, the Pope “conveys his closeness to all the Greek people, with a special thought for the many families gravely beset by such a complex and keenly felt human and social crisis”.
“The dignity of the human person must remain at the center of any political and technical debate, as well as in the taking of responsible decisions” the Pope continues.
Concluding, Pope Francis invites all the faithful to “unite in prayer for the good of the beloved Greek people”.
And yet, as of this moment, Pope Francis still hasn’t commented on recent events in Ireland and the United States and the crisis being faced by the citizens (especially Catholics) in these nations where so-called “gay marriage” has been designated a “right.”
No one who has been following this pontificate closely can be the least it surprised, of course, but let’s be honest; the longer the dreadful reign of Francis goes on, the more it becomes evident that the problem runs far deeper than just a matter of disordered papal priorities.
In other words, faithful Catholics are not simply struggling to interpret the words and deeds of a pope who has an unorthodox approach to his office as the neo-conservative papal defenders would have us believe; rather, we’re suffering under the reign of a pope whose bedrock convictions are scarcely recognizable as Catholic.
This is so much the case that liberals, conservatives and traditionalists (aka Catholics) alike would be flat out shocked if Pope Francis were to suddenly begin speaking and acting in such way as to place an emphasis on man’s spiritual well-being and his supernatural ends.
As it is, Francis is focused to the point of obsession, first and foremost, on material poverty, and secondly, on an earthbound sense of peace (better understood in terms of the absence of strife).
An objective assessment of the entirety of Jorge Bergoglio’s words and deeds since assuming the papacy would clearly reveal that the salvation of souls isn’t even a distant third on his list of priorities!
The pre-conciliar popes, by contrast, provided the proper context in which such matters are to be framed:
Neither must it be supposed that the solicitude of the Church is so preoccupied with the spiritual concerns of her children as to neglect their temporal and earthly interests. Her desire is that the poor, for example, should rise above poverty and wretchedness, and better their condition in life; and for this she makes a strong endeavor. By the fact that she calls men to virtue and forms them to its practice she promotes this in no slight degree. Christian morality, when adequately and completely practiced, leads of itself to temporal prosperity, for it merits the blessing of that God who is the source of all blessings… (cf Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum 28)
When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony. (cf Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas 19)
Pope Francis has a different view; so different that one can hardly be blamed for wondering if it’s not a different faith.
In a speech to economists gathered in Rome from all over the world, for example, Pope Francis called on them to create an “economy of inclusion” by placing man “at the center: to the center of society, the center of thoughts, the focus of reflection. He is the king of the universe!”
Just to be clear, “he” refers here to man (for those who tend to read things through a Catholic lens).
His approach to peace is no better.
One may recall, for example, the abomination that took place on Pentecost 2014 wherein the pope gathered with Jews and Muslims to plant a tree in the Vatican gardens, but only after the latter was given an opportunity to chant a prayer from the Qur’an calling for victory over the infidels.
The situation is so out of hand at this point that it’s no longer just “traditionalist” bloggers questioning the pope’s Catholicity.
Speaking at the March for Life in Rome in May, Fr. Linus F. Clovis, a priest of the Archdiocese of Castries, St. Lucia in the West Indies, for instance, excoriated the pope and his effect on the Church, saying:
When a bishop — a Catholic bishop — can applaud sin publicly, it causes us to tremble. But this is essentially the ‘Francis Effect.’ It’s disarming bishops and priests, especially after the Holy Father said, ‘Who am I to judge?’ I as a priest say Mass, preaching, and I make a judgment about a sin, one breaking the ten commandments, I would be condemned for judging. I would be accused of being ‘more Catholic than the pope’. There used to be a saying — rhetorical — ‘is the pope Catholic?’ That’s no longer funny.
No longer funny, indeed.
Fast forward to this past Sunday when Pope Francis said in his homily delivered in Guayaquil, Ecuador:
Shortly before the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Church will celebrate the Ordinary Synod devoted to the family, deepen her spiritual discernment and consider concrete solutions and help to the many difficult and significant challenges facing families today. I ask you to pray fervently for this intention, so that Christ can take even what might seem to us impure, like the water in the jars scandalizing or threatening us, and turn it – by making it part of his “hour” – into a miracle. The family today needs this miracle.
It’s so entirely obvious that the pope is looking for the Synod to find “concrete solutions” for families embroiled in adulterous and homosexual relationships, as if the Catholic solution (conversion and repentance) is less than adequate, that Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi had to issue a statement denying it.
Folks, the wheels are quickly coming off the papal cart, and I for one am grateful.
With every passing day, as Pope Francis demonstrates all the more clearly that neither he nor the church-of-man that he intends to build are reasonably considered Catholic, the more those laity, priests and bishops who feel compelled to come to his defense, or choose to ignore the peril altogether, reveal themselves as those who have likewise lost the Faith.
Sure, it’s painful to witness, but we need to know who the wolves are, and this pontificate is shining a light on them.
As such, I am looking forward to seeing exactly what the “God of Surprises” (also known as the humble Pope Francis), has in store for the Synod in October.
No matter the outcome, if nothing else, we’ll come away with a better understanding of who does, and who does not, stand with Christ.
A professor of psychology told a priest friend, “Pope Francis exhibits all the traits of someone with mental illness.” We must pray for him and the Church “without a rudder.”
Similarly, Bp. Fellay has compared him to an Alzheimer’s sufferer. I think this lets him off the hook too easily. I think he’s culpable, a ravenous wolf who needs to be exposed as such and resisted.
What Bergoglio says and does no longer shocks me. What amazes me is that it is tolerated by those (both clergy and laity) who KNOW it is wrong and accepted by those who call themselves Catholic, but don’t have a clue what true Catholicism is supposed to be. Why is it so easy for Bergoglio to have free reign on the papacy? Because “Saint” John Paul II was the standard bearer for a Man-Centered religion and Bergoglio is merely following his lead BIG TIME!!!!
Francis and I are the same age, and I’ve never heard these views by another Pope in my lifetime. The man seems to have become either a Freemason or has been brainwashed by them.
I am amazed at how many clergy, bishops, cardinals value their jobs–actual or potential–more than they do their immortal souls. But I believe many of them (most?), like Bergoglio himself, have long ago stopped believing in the “myths” and “outdated rules and traditions.” They, ike almost all of the polyester-phony nuns of today, look upon themselves, and, therefore, have become, no more than social workers. It’s so ironic that a Church that for so long taught that you cannot attain Heaven by faith alone (note to Protestants) now considers works the only thing of importance. Most have truly lost the faith. That is why Bergoglio sees no difference between the Church and a thousand pretender sects.
Wrong. JPII was very Christocentric.
Mike J., read “The Threshold of Hope” by JP2. Underline how many times the word “man”, “Human person” etc. is used. Then circle how many times the word “Christ” is used. JP2 was man-centered in a more subtle way. Bergoglio is transparent.
Brilliant comment. I soooo agree that I just had to register to agree. Been following this site for ages but never registered before. Hello all you fellow trads. Greetings from the Canadian prairies.
Greetings KE! Pax.
Not really. See: http://www.cfnews.org/page88/files/23c084e12ee20834e0af851323dfc055-220.html
This is the kind of testimony we need more of. Thanks Ken.
Hi KE, from Ontario (Home of Women of Lesbos Who Lead). Glad to see you – we need more Canadian input!
Pope Francis has been a free mason for quite some time. there is a photo of him on a subway or train displaying the “hidden hand” also known as the “master of the second veil”. This photo was taken either in the 70’s or 80″s. He is also not mentally ill. He is very cunning. Please read carefully the ancient prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi. The fact that he may sound mentally ill is intentional. He was the same way in Buenos Aires. He will take both sides of an argument, that way he is not hemmed in by the truth. He uses confusion, that comes from him, as a means of moving forward with his agenda. Deceased free mason cardinal carlo martini, before he died, spoke about the 2005 conclave and how he wanted cardinal bergoglio to be next pope, and martini said, he actually canvassed other cardinals to vote for his man. You must listen carefully when he speaks. look at the people that he has moved into key positions. look at the people he has removed from key positions. Church doctrine, teaching, on the family and homosexuality, is already settled and known. why is he having a synod on these two issues? those who think he is attacking the sacrament of marriage are fools. Cardinal Bergoglio had been giving communion ( in the hand ) of course, to the divorced and remarried in Argentina, for decades. Pope francis is attacking the Holy Eucharist. Don’t think for a minute, that after the synod, pope francis will make clear statements on what needs to happen next. No! He will be just as confusing and ambiguous, as he has always been.
Yes, I remember reading this when it was first published. Just like with Francis, laying out in series statements and writings of JPII that are heterodox is damning.
Hamlet Act 2, scene 2,
Polonius: [Aside] Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.
Hmm. GS 22. The truth is that only in the mystery of the incarnate Word does the mystery of man take on light. For Adam, the first man, was a figure of Him Who was to come,(20) namely Christ the Lord. Christ, the final Adam, by the revelation of the mystery of the Father and His love, fully reveals man to man himself and makes his supreme calling clear. It is not surprising, then, that in Him all the aforementioned truths find their root and attain their crown
“Amen” Very well put.
” Thus saith the Lord: Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my justice to be revealed” (Isaiah 40:5)
” For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known.” (Luke 12:2)
It is the spirit of the enemy of Christ that sows confusion. That should show us who is really running the show here. Whether this Pope knows this or not, I do not know. God bless~
Is there anything we can get our hands on yet to actively resist? Francis and his cohort are very, very clever. No dogmatic statements. Many, many vague statements of heterodoxy that have fooled millions. The typical Alinski method as laid out in his books of anarchy – textbook propaganda and victimhood – nothing you can get your hands on YET.
Will it come in October? Will there be something stated that is so bad bishops and priests will have to rise up? I know both Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider have said they will resist – but resist what exactly?
The encyclical written by evil men and women has passed without a murmur. Those words which have been written by priests and bishops in defence of truth have fallen on deaf ears – mostly because they were puff-ball responses.
October will perhaps bring more evil but my bet is it will be more obfuscation and denial of truth so cleverly done that again millions will be duped.
There will have to begin a resistance from Catholics, but how? How to work inside the Church because we can’t and won’t leave? Who can we rally to this cause? Which Cardinal or Bishop would actually lead?
If only Francis would come right out and say something so horrible that all would gasp and rush the papal throne! Alas, there is almost nothing Francis could say that would shock the mainstream Catholic out of his or her lukewarmness.
I’m serious in this question: what is our rallying point?
“Redemptor Hominis” is filled with references to “man” to the brim.
Section 14, titled “For the Church all ways lead to man” seems pretty troubling, to say the least.
Take a look at some quotes from this section:
“This man is the way for the Church-a way that, in a sense, is the basis of all the other ways that the Church must walk…”
“Since this man is the way for the Church, the way for her daily life and experience, for her mission and toil, the Church of today must be aware in an always new manner of man’s “situation”.”
“This man is the WAY of the Church…” What is THAT supposed to mean??? I though Christ IS the WAY??
I reckon, “Redemptor Hominis” is the key for the “hermeneutic” of the pontificate of JP2, which is in a certain sense, the “hermeneutic” for much of the actions carried out by Francis.
I hope Louie will someday untangle and expose this incredible verbose, ambiguous, and tedious encyclical for the benefit of the readers of this site.
JP2 “de facto” changed Trent’s infallible teaching of salvation through faith and works to salvation through, “following your own religious experience”.
Bergoglio in turn changed that into an even more sinister, salvation through “following your own conscience”.
What if the conscience of a Mohameddan “tells” him to slaughter a Christian in the name of “Allah”? Will he obtain salvation too?
“…I repeat it here. Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.”
Note well in the above statement by Francis “every one has HIS OWN idea of GOOD [!!!!!], and MUST CHOOSE TO FOLLOW the good…as he conceives [it]…”
Isn’t this pure, unadulterated subjectivism, wherein each one “chooses” what is true and what is not, as he conceives it?? i.e. there are no absolute truths??
I agree wholeheartedly with your analysis.
No, I don’t think we’ll get clear statements at all after the Sin-Nod. It’s not the modus operandi of the modernists to be clear, that would require much too honesty on their part. We’ll get just more confusing, ambiguous statement that’ll have barely enough orthodoxy sprinkled in among the poisonous texts of the Sin-Nod that’ll allow the neo-catholics to claim that the day has been saved and that no church dogma has been changed after all.
“…nothing you can get your hands on YET.”
You’re sure? 😉
“And I believe in God, not in a Catholic God, there is no Catholic God, there is God and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation.” (from the ‘La Repubblic” interview)
“We hold the Jewish people in special regard because their covenant with God has never been revoked, for ‘the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable’ (Rom 11:29).”
The problem with Francis is not a lack of “rallying points”, but as you point out, “Alas, there is almost nothing Francis could say that would shock the mainstream Catholic out of his or her lukewarmness.”
Truth is: 99% of Catholics are in a self-induced coma and only a miracle will wake them up.
“The dignity of the human person must remain at the center of any political and technical debate, as well as in the taking of responsible decisions” the Pope continues.
This excerpt from Bergoglio’s longer quote above means makes my head spin. He appears to be saying something, but what it is escapes me. Maybe he just likes to string buzzwords together. Could be a symptom or cause of mental illness.
“I’ve had this bone to pick w/you for some time – so I guess this is the post to pick it. “It’s so entirely obvious that the pope is looking for the Synod to find “concrete solutions” for families embroiled in adulterous and homosexual relationships, as if the Catholic solution (conversion and repentance) is less than adequate, that Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi had to issue a statement denying it. Folks, the wheels are quickly coming off the papal cart, and I for one am grateful…No matter the outcome, if nothing else, we’ll come away with a better understanding of who does, and who does not, stand with Christ.”
In March you had a friend die an unprovided for death. From the obituary it appears he was living in an adulterous or fornicating relationship, but he was buried in a Catholic church (probably his “loving companion” was in attendance also–not sure if she rec’d ‘communion’). You also asked priests and even bishops who read your blog to pray for him and let you know because it would “console his mother” who was a “devout Catholic” (maybe you were trying to be ‘non judgmental’ but Catholics pray for the FAITHFUL departed not to comfort the devout mothers but because the FAITHFUL departed are suffering in purgatory (your friend was NOT faithful and so need for prayer for HIM was even more serious, but maybe so wouldn’t offend family and friends no mention of that in your blog). To show us the kind of person he was you state he once made you a copy of a documentary on Mary even though that (BVM?) wasn’t his ‘thing’– somehow his willingness to do things for you (like would he drive you to an abortion clinic in a limo, even though that wasn’t his thing but it was your thing and he wants to make you feel special on the worst day of your life because he’s your ‘friend’) translates into something that would recommend him to Jesus and Mary. Also you exhibit a panorama photo of a Ravens football game (on Sunday?) to show he was such a cut up and fun lover that he appears in the pic three times (that’s certainly an ACT (of Faith, Hope, Love and/or Contrition) that I would would want my friends to remember while I’m facing Judgment(!)).
These are my questions, (1) if your friend who left the Church, squandered the substance of his inheritance and wasted his life qualifies for a Catholic burial attended by his adulterous/fornicating ‘loving companion’ (and it’s not a sacrilege against Jesus Christ), why do you object to Francis changing the ‘pastoral’ policy for everyone–maybe if he felt welcome at the Church while he was alive (w/his ‘loving companion’) he would have died reconciled to Jesus Christ (I’m just floating this for your consideration not expressing agreement)? (2) In retrospect do you think you were a good ‘friend’ to this man (I sensed no repentance or responsibility that he did not enter the Kingdom–or don’t you believe that fornicators don’t enter (Apoc 22:15) (or do you think your responsibility/repentance was fulfilled by trying to get some (free) clerical prayer for him, a “catholic” funeral and making a video (being the ‘godfather’ fixer)? (3) Why were you hanging out with this (mortal) sinner: to convert him or because he was fun; or did you feel you were you not supposed to judge, he’s not my friend, he’s my brother’s friend (what about your brother’s soul) and that there’s nothing wrong with a ‘faithful Catholic’ associating in their free time w/ mortal sinners who state they are unbelievers, dis the faith, and witness w/their lives against the faith (and lead their concubines to hell)?
Also it was JP2 who made this statement, not as pope, but at VC2 speaking on behalf of all the Polish bishops: “It is not the Church’s place to teach unbelievers. She must seek in common with the world.” “The Drama of Vatican II” by Henri Fesquet, published in English in 1967. As pope he was as big an apostate as Bergoglio–there just wasn’t an internet.
The wheels came off the cart a long time ago. From my own experience (which is your friend’s experience) the “devout mother” is probably also a devout user of birth control (or maybe she had a ‘medical’ hysterectomy) and same w/most of those who think they are ‘standing with Jesus Christ’. I had a near sudden death experience so maybe I’m more sensitive than most people to that post; I still pray for your friend.
Dear In Hoc,
It’s a sobering thought to realize that according to the third secret of Fatima, someday a band of killers will take down a “Bishop in White” and others, with bullets and arrows; and following this Pope’s advice may consider themselves pleasing God by “choosing to follow” what they consider “good” .
Thanks for saying it, Jeff. Bergoglio is a tool of the masonic new world order. I do not believe that he is as dumb as he appears. but does just as you say–further the global agenda by playing both sides and moving forward thorugh confusion, which is his primary fruit.
Why is it so difficult for good and faithful Catholics to say the words, or at least consider that the Bishop of Rome is the foretold False Prophet. Its every bit as plausible as saying he has “mental illness” or is “communist” or “socialist” or any other guess as to why he is hardly recognizable as anything even closely resembling Catholic.
“Actively resist”? Did I stumble onto some Trad Occupier blog? I cannot imagine what you mean by “actively”? Schism? Protests in front of your local chancery? Annoying letters to your favorite cardinal or bishop? Rainbow flags at mass… oops, another group is already doing that.
We can discuss and inform, but “active” resistance from the laity would be contentious and destructive, and therefore ineffective. It is the job of the men who elected the pope to depose the pope if they see fit. Yes, there is a process for such a thing (not that it could happen without the most extreme and rare provocation).
You cannot “actively resist” and it’s strange you even think in the language of conflict, anger and revolution. That is not Catholic. There really are only 2 things you can do. You can pray and you can wait. His Holiness is 78, even if he lives to 100, that is a very short time in the life of the Church.
I was thinking of what will happen after October when priests are told by bishops to change their pastoral practice – and they refuse. I’m thinking too of parishes who begin to ‘bless’ sodomitic unions – those that don’t now that is. What are pew sitters to do? Do we stay home? Do we refuse to pay the seat tax? Do we insist that priests do their duty?
I was not thinking of violence but resistance. And what’s objectively wrong with protests in front of the local chancery? Silence is assent.
How many souls will be lost in the next 22 years if mr. bergoglio lives to be 100? The crusades were “active resistance”…..according to you I guess they werent Catholic.
He certainly did not write that. It’s typical JPII junk – very ‘personalist’ bad philosophy. The squad he’s got around him probably talk like this around the breakfast table. “Pardon me, my dear, for disturbing your dignity as you peruse your newspaper so serenely, but would you be so good as to shove that marmalade down here to the peripheries?”
According to too tipsy we sit there like idiots and wait for the cardinals to say something about it.
Wow, quite the post. Very frank. Most people are too chicken or too PC to ask such bare questions…even in an online post. I await Louie’s response with baited breath.
This response does not reflect the Deposit of Faith. When a pope continually, pertinaciouly and flagrantly opposes the Faith and fundamental laws of God, we have a grave duty to reject what he says, and to guard and defend those souls that are in terrible danger as a result of following him. I know people personally who have turned away from the unchangeable truths of the Faith and fundamental morals because of his evil statements that are opposed to the truth of the Faith (and blatantly so). We have a duty to not follow those who preach against the Faith; we also have a duty to protect those within our influence from following him. He is an enormous unprecedented danger to souls. The bishops have a duty to act and call him out on his heresy, and stop endangering souls. My heart breaks at the refusal of bishops and priests to do their duty for the good of the Church and the salvation of souls! People are turning away from God and His Holy Laws in great numbers and at frightening speed. Who will speak up for the truth, against the deluge of evil from the Holy See?? How much more damage must be done before the denial and pretence on the part of so many bishops and priests end?? Where is the fear of the Lord?! Blessed Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle . . .
He is not mentally ill. He is spiritually and morally sick for sure. He knows what he’s doing. He determines what he want and he does it. All those around him haveade it clear he gets what he wants. Look how he turned everything upside down from the moment of the election (which may very well have been invalid). He has shown anyone of normal intelligence and with honesty and goodwill that he is a manifest pertinacious heretic, and all signs are that he was so for many years before being apparently elected pope. If one looks objectively at what he says and does, and disregard who is saying and doing, it is patently clear that he promotes heresies, and is an enemy of Our Lord and His Holy Church. Moreover, he does not do what he ought to do to protect the Deposit of Faith and morals and so save souls. He persecutes those who hold to the Faith and are holy, while he gives bishoprics and other powerful positions to notorious heretics. The encyclical LS, was a charter for the NWO government, the UN and their evil globalist eugenicist policies. One could go on, ad nauseam. Blessed Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle . . .
Oh but all the important people have told us that the Emperors New Clothes are so beautiful!
The primary fruit is apostasy on the part of lay people and priests, and a rejection of God’s Laws.
The widespread denial or blindness to blatant repeated egregious attacks on Faith and morals by PF is not rational, not natural – it can only be from the Devil. Blessed Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle . . .
Such excuses do not help souls, do not help to protect the Deposit of Faith that Francis constantly tramples.
And the quote from the heretic pope is profoundly blasphemous. Lord, have mercy! Reparation! Reparation! Reparation!
Agreed. The talk we’re hearing about him being mentally ill seems to me analogous to the world’s pathologization of a lack of virtue. Thus few today are said to have bad character; rather, they have some kind of physical sickness (usually of the fashionable variety). Thus they’re both relieved of moral responsibility and subject to lifelong dependence on and control by drug pushers (pharma).
They seem to be equating this alleged mental illness of PF to insanity. But insanity, as we know, is a legal term; it basically means that one doesn’t know what one’s doing. I see a head and I think it’s a watermelon so I cut it. That’s insane.
It seems that PF knows precisely what he’s doing. Does he know that it’s heretical? Maybe not. But he knows what he’s doing. He just thinks it’s good. Freemasonry, for example. “Great!” they say.
He must be resisted. How? By only assisting at the actual Mass. By regular mental prayer. By regular vocal prayer. By attendance to one’s duties of state. By refusing to sing his praises when worldlings as us to join the chorus. By helping good traditional priests and organizations…. By beating drums? Not quite.
In light of such a horrible pope, I hope everybody signed this petition that I discovered in the comments from a couple blogs ago. I signed and sent it around to friends . Even sent it to John Salza and he signed it! So that is saying something. Please sign it if you haven’t yet. And thank you to the original poster who first posted it.
One word explains the actions of Pope Francis fka Cdl Bergoglio….
That word is APOSTASY. He comments and actions display no credible evidence of supernatural faith. He may have a mental illness but St Lucy well described it well when she called it as “diabolical disorientation”. The deafening silence on the formal approval of sodomite “marriage” in Ireland and USA from PF tells us everything we need to know. The sheep have been deserted and Chastisement(s) have begun.
Pope Leo XIII, in his 1884 encyclical against Freemasonry, did not mince words: “We pray and beseech you, venerable brethren, to join your efforts with Ours, and earnestly to strive for the extirpation of this foul plague, which is creeping through the veins of the body politic. You have to defend the glory of God and the salvation of your neighbor; and with the object of your strife before you, neither courage nor strength will be wanting. It will be for your prudence to judge by what means you can best overcome the difficulties and obstacles you meet with. But, as it befits the authority of Our office that We Ourselves should point out some suitable way of proceeding, We wish it to be your rule first of all to tear away the mask from Freemasonry, and to let it be seen as it really is; and by sermons and pastoral letters to instruct the people as to the artifices used by societies of this kind in seducing men and enticing them into their ranks, and as to the depravity of their opinions and the wickedness of their acts. As Our predecessors have many times repeated, let no man think that he may for any reason whatsoever join the masonic sect, if he values his Catholic name and his eternal salvation as he ought to value them. Let no one be deceived by a pretense of honesty. It may seem to some that Freemasons demand nothing that is openly contrary to religion and morality; but, as the whole principle and object of the sect lies in what is vicious and criminal, to join with these men or in any way to help them cannot be lawful.”
(Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Humanum Genus, nn. 30-31)
Montini wore the ephod of the High Priest of the Jews openly. Bergoglio, the Patriarch of the World, wears the six templar crosses and the torch over his heart, openly. Let those who have eyes to see – see.
“seems to me analogous to the world’s pathologization of a lack of virtue”. Heheh.
Another interesting view into the faithlesness of Wojtyla. Agree that Bergoglio is just the son of the son of the son of the Apostate. Some one on these comments said that Montini or Wojtyla set the stage and Bergoglio is merely dancing on it. I think the traitors who gathered around Pius XII set the stage, John XIII sent out the invitations, turned on the lights and his successors have been dancing on that stage.
“Nothing you can get your hands on yet” http://youtu.be/fvjmveYw0tE
I dont agree with all the diamond brothers views but for the purpose of showing what francis believes its worth a watch
I agree that there is nothing Catholic about Bergoglio, except probably his parents. America’s Most Wanted would never be found if they hid out with Bergoglio’s ‘Catholicity’; but what about the Novus Ordo’s? If the synod wakes people up to the fact that it is simply the ‘natural’ fruit of Vatican II and the Novus Ordo, then indeed it will be the proverbial ‘blessing in disguise’. But will it? If Bergoglio was called to meet his Maker tomorrow or one week after the synod, what would change in the Novus Ordo institution? Would one heresiarch simply be replaced with another and all their unauthorized changes continue to be ‘recognised’? After all, Bergoglio is simply one in a succession of heresiarch’s reaching back into the 1960s (manifest/formal – for a so-called ‘pope’, public and unrepentant is all that matters if the visibily of the Pillar of Truth is not to be rendered useless, that is, overcome by the gates of hell – the Popes and Bellarmine (and the theologians that followed Bellarmine) agree).
One would hope that a Bergoglio – the ‘ripe fruit’ of VII – would be enough to make every Catholic persistently reject the adulterous Council of VII and it’s, therefore, necessarily fraudulent jurisdiction (with all the changes it wrought). If not, what on earth does God need to permit in order that people calling themselves Catholic prefer Him, and His revealed Truth through His visible (if severely diminished) Church? IMO – as long as people continue to ‘recognise’ belial (VII/Novus Ordo) as Christ (true Popes, true Faith), God will continue to permit people to ‘recognise’ such an obvious lie as if it were true. After the spectacle of a Bergoglio, the way I see it, no one has any excuse any longer. Bergogio had the public approval of Benedict who wholeheartedly supported the Novus Ordo canonization of Wojtyla, placing him in the Novus Ordite’s heaven; a man who must go down in history as the most notorius sinner against the first commandent (which encompasses true charity in that it involves love for God (Council of Trent)) than any other person in the history of the human race.
Dear AlphonsusJr–Can we add: Stay out of New Order “churches” and do not contribute to the support of their parishes?
“Does he know that it’s heretical?”
For Francis, whether something is heretical or not is irrelevant – he doesn’t care, that’s the whole point with him,. Even if someone were to tell him, point-black, that he was uttering heresy, he’d most likely give this blank look and think to himself, “Heresy? Sooooo? Where is this weirdo coming from? Oh, he’s one of those self-absorbed promothean neo-pelagian weirdos.”
That he doesn’t care he showed abundantly clear in his video message to the interfaith meeting in Phoenix recently,
“What I am about to say MAY BE HERESY, I DON’T KNOW…” (and then he goes on to promote the heresy of “ecumenism of blood”)
It’s so sad that the petition barely hasn’t even reached the 600 signers mark… I hope sites like Rorate and the Remnant will have a link to this petition soon.
I have this uncomfortable gut feeling that many catholics, even though they know Francis is a heretic. are just not willing to “go there” (chickening out?), even though the petition is merely asking the college of cardinals TO DO THEIR JOB, for Heaven’s sake!
What seems like mental illness to some Faithful Catholics, is really just policy:
“in Sept. 2013, Francis said if the church focuses too much of its attention toward divisive social debates like abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods, it could bring the institution down “like a house of cards.” His weak responses to Ireland and the U.S. are consistent with that thinking.
June 26, 2015 CBS News reported: “Following Ireland’s public vote to allow same-sex marriage, the Vatican called the move “a defeat for humanity.””
May 4, 2015 Newsweek wrote: “After noting that the Pope’s remarks came “one day after the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments” –
“Though he made no specific mention of the case before the court during his daily general audience, the pope reiterated his position that marriage is only between one man and one woman.”
In the book “On Heaven and Earth” which he co-wrote and published in Argentina in 2010 with Rabbi Abraham Skorka, it says of ” Religion in the Public Square.” :
“Religion has a right to give an opinion as long as it is in service to the people. If someone asks my advice , I have the right to give it to them. The religious minister, at times, draws attention to certain points of private or public life because he is the parishioners’ guide. However, he does not have the right to force anything on anyone’s private life . If God, in creation, ran the risk of making us free, who am I to get involved? We condemn spiritual harassment that takes place when a minister imposes directives, conduct, and demands in such a way that it takes away the freedom of the other person. God left the freedom to sin in our hands. One hasto speak very clearly about values, limits, commandments, but spiritual and pastoral harassment is not allowed.”
[That explains a lot]
The “St Corbinian’s Bear” blogger wrote this past May:
“In three years your confession will be: “bless me Father, I have sinned. My carbon footprint grew by twenty meters. And I have a Golden Retriever.”
This is how I see issues playing themselves out at the October 2015 Synod on the Family. The Synod with the blessings of the Pope will create a Final Report similar to the documents of VII: there will be unclear, confusing, vague statements about the homosexual lifestyle along with communion for the divorced and remarried. But the Synod will delegate the responsibility of interpreting the final report to the local bishops throughout the world. In turn, each local bishops will interpret the report as he sees fit, but ultimately he too will then delegate the ‘pastoral’ interpretation of the synod report to the local pastors of each church. Then, in turn, the local parish priest will preach hesitatingly and with vagueness and confusion what he interprets the final synod report to mean to his parishioners, and, true to form, the local parish priest will then leave it to the local public school educators or to individual parishioners themselves the job of interpreting the vague and confusing meaning of the synod document to the unformed and uninformed students and parishioners, leaving it ultimately to the ‘consciences’ of each and every baptized but poorly informed and poorly formed Catholics, This is how the poison will spread from the head of the Church to each member of the Church, all in the name of ‘solidarity’, ‘freedom of conscience’, and the ‘dignity’ of the human being. This will continue the truly sinister and perverted exercise of the principle of subsidiarity which we have been suffering for the past 40 years. It also shows a supreme lack of leadership from the hierarchy and the negligence of each one of those prelates, in each ring of the church hierarchy, to God Himself.
At each ring of the hierarchy, unconcerned with the spiritual welfare of the ‘sheep’, churchmen will be fearful of offending not God but their earthly ‘patrons’, in most cases the government, either national, state, provincial or municipal, including public union sector leaders.
Although vaunting to be a church for the benefit of man, shirking their responsibilities will ultimately express a lack of love and charity for mankind.
The Pope must speak with clarity and orthodoxy. The Cardinals and Bishops must demand NOW clarity and orthodoxy from the Pope.
Christ came on earth to bring a sword, a sword to cut, not to cut and paste.
The Pope said nothing about the mass apostasy by bishops, priests and lay people in Iteland by the voting for the Conferral of official status of “marriage” on the sin that cries out to heaven for vengeance. He did not excoriate the bishops in Ireland who made it clear one could vote for this public endorsement and imposition of grave intrinsic evil – which in fact is a Mortal sin and apostasy. The apostasy on the part of the bishops was even worse. And providing that those “Catholics” who committed this egregious mortal sin, this effective apostasy, will never confess and be absolved, but rather commit mass sacrilege by receiving Our Lord repeatedly in the Blessed Sacrament with bishops and priests’ full awareness. Furthermore, nothing from the pope about the grave duty of every Catholic to refuse to cooperate in any way with this official sodomy “laws” and policies, and all that flows therefrom.
Diabolic organised apostasy from the Holy See down.
More public obstinate heresy and lies against the One Holy Faith (and natural reason) from the future pope in that book with his “spiritual minister” colleague and friend, the Rabbi. Francis has been an unrepentant public heretic for decades. If he was ever a believing Catholic, he has not been for decades.
Amen. Even those who want to be good Catholics have been so duped that they’ve lost the basic sensum fidelium.
They say one picture is worth a thousand words.
Yes. I keep asking myself: What was wrong with what Holy Mother Church used to teach that it had to be changed?
The obvious answer: We can’t do what we want to do unless we change the teaching. Everything flows from that. We want to sin, each in our particular way, so the very words of Our Lord Jesus must be reinterpreted so we get to do that.
In the good old days people would sin and say: the hell with it, this is what I want to do and nobody’s going to tell me I can’t do what I want. Now we simply change the rules so nobody sins.
Boy, Satan knows us so well.
Let me play devil’s advocate and say: even 10,000,000,000 signatures will not deter Francis from his agenda – he thinks he is doing Our Heavenly Father’s work.
In trying to think like Francis I wonder if he is confusing forcing people to be Catholics with allowing people to freely embrace evil?
Could it be that simple? But I guess even that mental confusion doesn’t get him off the hook. I was poorly taught my faith, left Holy Mother Church for 30 years, then My Good Father called me back yet I was able to discern that there was something terribly wrong with Vatican II and neo-church – I’m only a few years older than Francis – how come I get it and he doesn’t?
I was snatched from the jaws of Satan by a singular actual grace (Thank you Most Holy Mary) and Francis has been allowed to spend his free will for as long as Our Heavenly Father decides to let him. We all swim in a flood, a veritable torrent of graces lovingly given by Our Father, but resistance is freely chosen. Horrible.
Alarico you have put the situation in clear terms. We will see this played out in 2016.
The difference between you and Francis may be as simple as your not putting human emotions on a pedestal and convincing yourself that God does, too.
I hear you… But that’s not really what I was trying to get at… I mean, SIX HUNDRED signatures among 1.2 billion “Catholics” is all we can muster thus far…
That’s not a good sign, however you look at it.
Apathy? Indifference? People “resigned” to an apostate sitting in the throne of St Peter?
How about calling on the college of cardinals (and any other Churchmen of good will) to get their act together and do their God-given duties?
Fr Malachi Martin:
(12:34) “…we have apostates now who are “papabili”. Yes, we could have an apostate [elected]. But in that day, we are into something terrible… It would test the faith of St Catherine of Sienna. It would test the faith of the greatest saint.”
I will re-read RH.
What an excellent comment! I will bet my last box of fags it will prove prophetic. But then there is going to be a serious traditionalist Catholic backlash. Lately perusing the comments on this site and those on myriad others, the rapidly rising temperature is obvious. It is now common to hear that the conciliar popes are pertinacious heretics; that Bergoglio is not Catholic; that the No is not Catholic; that the judeo-masonic New World Order with its Church of Man, is the ultimate and common goal. The majority of traditionalists who now hover at the very extremities of the NO will, at last, be forced to action. I pray that the SSPX will be pushed over the brink and compelled to break completely with rome and put to rest pope-sifting and the una cum Mass. They, with their excellent infra-structure, will join with the sedevacantists to form the nucleus of a true Catholic resistance – the true Remnant. I cannot believe that not even a single Cardinal will not revolt to lead the Catholics. Then the Chastisement will come. After that, the Immaculate Heart will reign and the Church restored to Universal Glory. Well, we shall see.
What a condemnation! I can hardly believe that the “Bishops” did not instruct the Faithful to vote no. That the Bishops did not warn them that “… they who do such things, are worthy of death: and not only they who do them,BUT THEY ALSO WHO CONSENT TO THEM THAT DO THEM.” (Romans I,32.) I would not like to be in the shoes of any of those “Bishops.” The only hope is that those voters who voted “yes”, were ignorant of St. Paul’s teaching. You have clearly laid out how very, very, bad this whole business is and how long lasting the ramifications. One is forced to ask: Are these really Catholic Bishops? Are these Bishops really Catholic?
This tops it all! I have never seen the like of it.
This devil ACCEPTED it with a SMILE on his face. What indescribable blasphemy and sacriledge! As for those who can still accept this creature as the Vicar of Christ – well words just fail me. I will never understand.
In that case you might want to re-read it alongside this masterwork… 😉
No, such bishops are enemies of God and His Holy Laws, and they know they will be supported by the Holy See with Francis there. They care not about mass commission of mortal sin and apostasy by voting for the public institution of depravity, nor of the fact that those same voters will have committed sacrilefe by re sing the Blessed Sacrament repeatedly without repentance and absolution, with the wicked collusion of those bishops and priests – who have lost all fear of God and care for the salvation of souls.
Of course, he knows he’s a supporter of many heresies, an apostate. He’s not stupid. It’s been his position for decades. Of course, he knows the Deposit of Faith and natural moral law – he had to oppose it in the Church when it was held by the popes and most bishops.
Barbara, There is always Jimmy Akin, who, no matter what Pope Bergoglio, says will provide us with 8, 10, or 12 ways to understand what we thought was ambiguous or even downright heresy. And in the batter’s box, in case Akin has a bad day and can’t come up with one hundred ways to understand the pope, Mark Shea will come to the rescue. So, be at peace. All is well. Heresy is the new truth.