Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bergoglio in Argentina

[31] Mockery and reproach are of the proud, and vengeance as a lion shall lie in wait for him. [32] They shall perish in a snare that are delighted with the fall of the just: and sorrow shall consume them before they die.
 -- Ecclesiasticus 27:31-32
There is no use hiding from or denying the bitter truth of the situation anymore. Francis is Bergoglio. We can only pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to convert this man.

As this video demonstrates he does not even acknowledge that the Mass is the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary and that the bread and the wine are truly the Body and Blood of Our Savior as he taught us, and has been taught and accepted by all of the Church since the very beginning; and as will be accepted by all faithful Catholics until the end of time -- no matter what anyone may say.

Where is the reverence? Where is the humility in the presence of the King of Kings?

[EDIT: This is from the official biography of Francis on the Vatican website: "Until the beginning of the recent sede vacante, he was a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Congregation for the Clergy, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Commission for Latin America."]

I would like to know how any believing Catholic can say that the priest in this video is worthy of occupying the Chair of Peter?

Dear God, give us the strength, the courage and the wisdom to survive these dark times. Deliver Your Church from evil.

St. Michael, pray for us.

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A Buenos Aires journalist describes Bergoglio

The Horror!

Of all the unthinkable candidates, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is perhaps the worst. Not because he openly professes doctrines against the faith and morals, but because, judging from his work as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, faith and moral seem to have been irrelevant to him.

A sworn enemy of the Traditional Mass, he has only allowed imitations of it in the hands of declared enemies of the ancient liturgy. He has persecuted every single priest who made an effort to wear a cassock, preach with firmness, or that was simply interested in Summorum Pontificum.

Famous for his inconsistency (at times, for the unintelligibility of his addresses and homilies), accustomed to the use of coarse, demagogical, and ambiguous expressions, it cannot be said that his magisterium is heterodox, but rather non-existent for how confusing it is.

His entourage in the Buenos Aires Curia, with the exception of a few clerics, has not been characterized by the virtue of their actions. Several are under grave suspicion of moral misbehavior.

He has not missed any occasion for holding acts in which he lent his Cathedral to Protestants, Muslims, Jews, and even to partisan groups in the name of an impossible and unnecessary interreligious dialogue. He is famous for his meetings with protestants in the Luna Park arena where, together with preacher of the Pontifical House, Raniero Cantalamessa, he was "blessed" by Protestant ministers, in a common act of worship in which he, in practice, accepted the validity of the "powers" of the TV-pastors.

This election is incomprehensible: he is not a polyglot, he has no Curial experience, he does not shine for his sanctity, he is loose in doctrine and liturgy, he has not fought against abortion and only very weakly against homosexual "marriage" [approved with practically no opposition from the episcopate], he has no manners to honor the Pontifical Throne. He has never fought for anything else than to remain in positions of power.

It really cannot be what Benedict wanted for the Church. And he does not seem to have any of the conditions required to continue his work.

May God help His Church. One can never dismiss, as humanly hard as it may seem, the possibility of a conversion... and, nonetheless, the future terrifies us.
[EDIT: The original Spanish language version of this article by Marcelo González is here. He has a new article (in Spanish) titled, "A Masterpiece of Ambiguity" concerning the latest La Repubblica interview. He says when he wrote the "Horror" article he was criticized for being too severe with Bergoglio, but now he is being criticized for not having been severe enough!]

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  1. "We can only pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to convert this man."

    This is my husband´s prayer request since the Pope gave his first interview.

  2. Hello Martina.

    I have known about this video and this article for some time, but I did not post them. However, I think they provide necessary context for the recent statements of the Pope in his interviews.

    Francis/Bergoglio is consistent in his liberal and humanist "hermeneutic". We should not deceive ourselves or attempt to deceive others.

    For me, it was the beachball presented to the Blessed Virgin that made me say, "This is enough!"

    Keep praying. Think of the miraculous conversion of St. Paul who persecuted the Christians to death! However, St. Paul always had zeal -- misplaced zeal. He was never lukewarm...

    God bless,

  3. Hello Michael,
    but St. Paul had always zeal for God, even though it was for a God that didn´t exist because he couldn´t recognize that Jesus Christ is the second Person in the triune God,
    I hate to say it but I´m not so sure what the object of Pope Francis´ zeal is.
    Yes, we need to pray. Thank you for reminding me. I could pray more.
    God bless