Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Saint" Vatican II

"Why hast thou conceived this thing in thy heart? Thou hast not lied to men, but to God."
 -- The Acts Of The Apostles 5:4
The "clever" cartoon below is from the heretical NCR.


Yes, it is quite clear to everyone that the Bishop of Rome intends to "canonize" Vatican II through the "intercession" of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. What is the rush? The "Spirit of Vatican II" isn't even dead yet.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Hold the traditions"

Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle.
-- Second Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Thessalonians 2:14
I highly doubt that this verse was one of those chosen by Bugnini to be part of the Sunday Mass readings.

The "church of nice" has a "gospel of nice" which consists of the Sunday Mass readings. This is why Catholics can attend Mass every Sunday and never get exposed to anything in Bible which contradicts basic secular humanist principles. You will get some of the that if you attend daily Mass, but how many Catholics make it to Mass every Sunday, much less every day?

According to Michael Davies, who I have a lot of respect for, Bugnini was a freemason.

"There is good reason to fear"

[2] That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand. [3] Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, [4] Who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.
 -- Second Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Thessalonians 2:2-4

5. When all this is considered there is good reason to fear lest this great perversity may be as it were a foretaste, and perhaps the beginning of those evils which are reserved for the last days; and that there may be already in the world the "Son of Perdition" of whom the Apostle speaks (II. Thess. ii., 3). Such, in truth, is the audacity and the wrath employed everywhere in persecuting religion, in combating the dogmas of the faith, in brazen effort to uproot and destroy all relations between man and the Divinity! While, on the other hand, and this according to the same apostle is the distinguishing mark of Antichrist, man has with infinite temerity put himself in the place of God, raising himself above all that is called God; in such wise that although he cannot utterly extinguish in himself all knowledge of God, he has contemned God's majesty and, as it were, made of the universe a temple wherein he himself is to be adored. "He sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God" (II. Thess. ii., 2).
 -- From "E SUPREMI" ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS IN CHRIST. OCTOBER 4, 1903

Monday, October 21, 2013

The bitter fruit of Vatican II

[11] Doth a fountain send forth, out of the same hole, sweet and bitter water? [12] Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear grapes; or the vine, figs? So neither can the salt water yield sweet. [13] Who is a wise man, and endued with knowledge among you? Let him shew, by a good conversation, his work in the meekness of wisdom. [14] But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contentions in your hearts; glory not, and be not liars against the truth. [15] For this is not wisdom, descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish.
 -- Epistle Of Saint James 3:11-15
I was not going to embed this video of John Vennari. I was not pleased with the harsh tone that Vennari uses.  I thought he was not being "charitable".



However, the more I learn about the "theology" of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the more convinced I become that he is deserving of the harshest criticism possible. The only danger is that some will not listen to the message because it is so hard to bear.

We should all be weeping at this time. And not wasting our time in defense of this anti-pope.

The reason it seems that at times he contradicts himself is quite simple. This is what happens to liars. They can't keep their stories straight. And Jorge Mario is engaged in such a "big lie" that it is nearly impossible for him to speak even one full sentence without contradicting himself.

If you read one of his homilies/sermons the first thing you realize is this is the product of a third rate preacher. His preaching lacks any depth -- in addition to being full of heresies. If nothing else he should be getting criticized by all Catholics for his inferior preaching. Surely a pope of the Catholic Church should be expected to capable of preaching the faith without leading souls into error.

If Bergoglio was a protestant preacher he would quickly find himself without a church to preach in. I can tell you that in the protestant churches if a preacher doesn't know how to preach he will be quickly tossed out and the search will begin for a new pastor.

This is only relevant because Bergoglio insists on rejecting all things Catholic and embracing all things non-Catholic. So then, isn't it fair play to hold him to a non-Catholic standard?

How did we get to this point? Unlike other calamities which have befallen the Church, this one has only one possible explanation. You can blame the closing of Catholic churches and seminaries on changes in the "modern" world. But the choice of a pope is completely an internal function of the Church.

Therefore the cause lies within the Church.

This is the bitter fruit of Vatican II. It is a poisonous apple which threatens to destroy the Church.

At this point I am afraid to say that I have lost all faith in this pope. If you read my earlier posts when Bergoglio was first elected you will see that I greeted this pope with great hope.

The only hope I have left comes from my faith in God. It is up to us to continue to do God's will despite whatever happens in the Vatican. This necessarily means that we will be required to oppose the plans of Bergoglio for the Church.

This will not be easy. But if we continue to follow the pope out of a sense of reverence we will end up with a disaster as devastating to the Church as the priest sex abuse scandal. It was out of respect for priests and bishops that the truth did not come out regarding this abuse earlier. Think of all the suffering that could have been avoided if people had spoken out.

This pope is getting great praise from the secular press. For the first time you can read articles about the pope without any references to the sex abuse scandal. This pope has friends in all the wrong places.

Here is another video along the same critical lines from the Remnant.



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Friday, October 18, 2013

By this is the spirit of God known

[1] Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. [2] By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God: [3] And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus, is not of God: and this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh, and he is now already in the world. [4] You are of God, little children, and have overcome him. Because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. [5] They are of the world: therefore of the world they speak, and the world heareth them. [6] We are of God. He that knoweth God, heareth us. He that is not of God, heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
 -- First Epistle Of Saint John 4:1-6

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The theology of Pope Francis: an interview with Juan Carlos Scannone

"For the poor you have always with you; but me you have not always."
 -- Gospel According to Saint John 12:8
This is a translation of an interview with Father Juan Carlos Scannone who was one of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's teachers in the seminary. I offer it up because it contains so much insight into the man who is now the Pope.

[NOTE: The original interview was apparently done in Spanish as explained below. The article that I translated was in Portuguese. So there may be some parts of the translation that are little rough, but I have tried to make it as accurate as possible while still making it readable in English. One word that is a challenge to translate is "o povo" or "el pueblo". This is usually translated as "the people", but there is a connotation of the poor people or at least the common people.]

Notice that the themes that have emerged out of this papacy are already outlined by Scannone in May of 2013 -- only a few months after Bergoglio's election. Such themes as a "church of the poor", ecumenism, relations with Jews and Muslims. And contrary to many reports according to Scannone, Bergoglio does favor a Argentine form of liberation theology which he refers to as "theology of the people". Although perhaps this could also be translated as "theology of the poor" or "theology of the common people".

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The theology of Pope Francis: an interview with Juan Carlos Scannone
Monday, May 27, 2013
Father Juan Carlos Scannone Jesuit 81, a former professor of several universities in Latin America and Europe, including the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and former dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, is the greatest Argentine theologian alive.
This article is by Mauro Castagnaro, published in the journal Il Regno, May 2013. The translation is by Moses Sbardelotto. [The original article was apparently in Spanish.]
Here is the interview.
What do you think of the rise of Cardinal Bergoglio to the Seat of Peter?
The fact that he has become the first pope "of the Americas", particularly from Latin America, has a great symbolic value along with the choice of the name Francis. Jorge Mario is a simple person, concerned about the poor, and with the renewal of the Church through an “urban” evangelical apostolate, carried out on the streets, and not only within the churches, as was the apostolate of St. Francis of Assisi .
Jorge Mario has three great qualities: he is a man of spirituality, and when he was my provincial I had the impression that he ruled based on spiritual discernment, at least with respect to me. He is austere, so that in Buenos Aires he traveled by subway or bus -- and often visited the poor neighborhoods, defending priests who worked there. He is determined, and therefore he will implement the necessary changes in the Church, but without causing a rupture.
What do you think about his actions in the case of the kidnapping during the dictatorship, of the Rev. Orlando Yorio and Fr Ferencz Jalics?
Fr Jalics denied any connection between Father Bergoglio and their arrest. I already knew that because I was a good friend of Father Yorio, with whom I sometimes collaborated on a theological level, and as Father Bergoglio lived in the same house as me, when they were “disappeared”, he told me about everything he was doing, and what the vicar of the region, Don Mario Serra, was doing in order to discover where they were and to have them released. The military denied that they had arrested them, but the news leaked that they had been detained at the Navy Mechanics School (Esma), and when the military realized that they were innocent, they still detained them for several months, in my view because they did not know what else to do. In the end, the military left them sleeping (most likely drugged) in a field. Then, with the help of the provincial, Father Yorio and Father Jalics took refuge abroad to avoid being arrested again.
What will Francis do?
I expect him to promote the new evangelization with the preferential treatment for the poor, as is appropriate within each culture. Therefore, he will look much towards Africa and he will promote this apostolate with respect to the most poor, in the large urban areas and in the "fourth world". He will also promote ecumenism and conferences worldwide with other world religions, particularly Judaism and Islam, based on what he has done in Argentina, where there is a dialogue between these three religions and Christianity. Also, I imagine that he will try to have his austere syle adopted by the whole Church, which would in this way be better able to adapt to the modern culture. Finally, he will give an emphasis to the fact that he is the Bishop of Rome while certainly not ignoring the universal Church, but valuing collegiality and the community of the faithful as a whole.
What consequences will his election have for Latin America?
Francis is very familiar with the Church of this continent. He was rapporteur at the Fifth General Conference of Latin American Bishops , held in Aparecida, Brazil, in 2007, also he coordinated the committee that drafted the final document, and so he will try to encourage the "pastoral conversion" of which the text speaks mainly putting the Church in Latin America "in a state of mission" in the major cities. Most likely he will promote dialogue with trade unions and popular organizations to foster greater social justice, and search for agreements in the area of politics that promote the common good. He will at last give credence to popular piety and spirituality, especially the typical Marian devotion of Latin Americans.
As Pope will Bergoglio look towards the theology of Latin America?
Jorge Mario is convinced of the importance of a spiritual and pastoral theology at a level of the contemporary culture and at the level of each particular culture. I believe he will promote the preferential treatment of the poor as the hermeneutic that reflects the  theological and pastoral teachings of Latin America. In Argentina, he defended what I refer to as "Argentinean liberation theology", which some refer to as the "theology of the people", and I assume he will continue to promote it, without ignoring other theological orientations.
What are the characteristics of this "theology of the people"?
Just as with liberation theology, it uses the method of "seeing-judging-acting", it connects historical praxis and theological reflection, and makes use of as intermediaries the social sciences and humanities. But it favors a cultural-historical analysis compared with the socio-structural Marxist type. It is a form of thinking that emerged in the immediate post-conciliar period, from two sources: paragraph number 53 of Gaudium et Spes, which speaks of "culture" as a way of life of every people, reading it with the conviction that the first evangelization contributed much to forge the Argentine culture that manifested itself especially in popular Catholicism; and the social theories which originated at the University of Buenos Aires in the 1960s and based on the categories of "pueblo" and "anti-pueblo", which recognized that there was injustice, but which emphasized unity rather than conflict, as would have occurred if it used the concept of "class".
Therefore, this way of thinking stresses the importance of culture, religiosity and popular mysticism, while affirming that the most authentic and faithful interpreters of culture are the poor, with their traditional spirituality and sensitivity for justice. This way of thinking gives rise to the pastoral care of the barrios and poor neighborhoods.
What is the situation of the Church in Argentina today?
Over the past 15 years, the bishops maintained a critical dialogue with the Executive [Presidency?], although a minority of bishops takes a more conservative approach. On the social level, we all recognize that the Church is far ahead, both with regards to assistance through Caritas, as well as in promoting humane solutions[?], but sometimes she comes into conflict with the government, because although the situation of the poor has improved thanks to assistance from the government, there is still a lack of financial investment to create decent jobs.
On moral issues such as abortion and marriage between persons of the same sex, I believe that natural law should be defended and also the rights of the unborn, but through more dialogue with secular society. In the case of the Law on the Equality of Marriage if among the bishops those who wanted to accept civil unions had prevailed instead of the radical opposition, then I think we could have avoided having the  relations of homosexuals raised to the level of “marriage”, by guaranteeing rights to all people such as inheritance, pensions etc. In my view, the hierarchy is still not accustomed to dialogue with the postmodern society, which expresses a kind of cultural relativism.
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The pope of the dissenters

They profess that they know God: but in their works they deny him; being abominable, and incredulous, and to every good work reprobate.
 -- Epistle Of Saint Paul To Titus 1:16
It seems that everyone who doesn't for a second believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God loves this pope! Atheists, agnostics, Jews, Muslims, humanists, communists.... all of these seem to be highly impressed for the first time with the Catholic pontiff.

If you visit the websites of dissenting Catholics, the comboxes are full of comments such as:
"I'm not religious. I gave up Christianity when I was 15. Now In my 30's, this is the first pope that I can say I have respect for."
And here is a top vote-getter:
"Had all Popes been like Francis there would have been no split between Protestant and Catholic. I am an agnostic however I recognize this Pope as a true holy man. The world sorely needs his guidance and his ministry."
Add to the list of ringing endorsements for Pope Francis that of Nancy Pelosi. She gets as giddy as schoolgirl when speaking of Pope Francis -- as if he were some sort of teen idol.



Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Argentina's President Kirchner.... the list goes on and on. And they are all "hugely impressed" with Pope Francis.

Pray to God and the Blessed Virgin for a miracle so that these unbeliever's hopes will be dashed.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

The pain I felt when I left my father's house...

[1] I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom: [2] Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine. [3] For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: [4] And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. [5] But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober.

[6] For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand. [7] I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [8] As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly. [9] For Demas hath left me, loving this world, and is gone to Thessalonica: [10] Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia.

 -- Second Epistle Of Saint Paul To Timothy 4:1-10
These are the times in which saints are made.

I can finally understand what it must have been like to go fight in the Crusades. We are fighting for the Holy Catholic Church and it will take men of great courage.

The saints are few in number.

In the passage below St. Teresa of Avila speaks of the courage it took to leave her father's house and enter into the Carmelite monastery. Now we must summon up the courage to follow the path that God has chosen for us even when it means speaking out against some of the teachings of Our Holy Father. Let us ask God for the courage to "fight against ourselves" in order to be able to serve the Lord.

I write these words while thinking of Louie Verrecchio so that he make take comfort in this greatest of all Carmelite saints. Trust in God. Think of the salvation of your soul. "Resolutely persevere" and God will reward you, "even in this life"....
1. In those days, when I was thus resolved, I had persuaded one of my brothers, by speaking to him of the vanity of the world, to become a friar; and we agreed together to set out one day very early in the morning for the monastery where that friend of mine lived for whom I had so great an affection: though I would have gone to any other monastery, if I thought I should serve God better in it, or to any one my father liked, so strong was my resolution now to become a nun—for I thought more of the salvation of my soul now, and made no account whatever of mine own ease. I remember perfectly well, and it is quite true, that the pain I felt when I left my father's house was so great, that I do not believe the pain of dying will be greater—for it seemed to me as if every bone in my body were wrenched asunder; for, as I had no love of God to destroy my love of father and of kindred, this latter love came upon me with a violence so great that, if our Lord had not been my keeper, my own resolution to go on would have failed me. But He gave me courage to fight against myself, so that I executed my purpose.

2. When I took the habit, our Lord at once made me understand how He helps those who do violence to themselves in order to serve Him. No one observed this violence in me; they saw nothing but the greatest good will. At that moment, because I was entering on that state, I was filled with a joy so great, that it has never failed me to this day; and God converted the aridity of my soul into the greatest tenderness. Everything in religion was a delight unto me; and it is true that now and then I used to sweep the house during those hours of the day which I had formerly spent on my amusements and my dress; and, calling to mind that I was delivered from such follies, I was filled with a new joy that surprised me, nor could I understand whence it came.

3. Whenever I remember this, there is nothing in the world, however hard it may be, that, if it were proposed to me, I would not undertake without any hesitation whatever; for I know now, by experience in many things, that if from the first I resolutely persevere in my purpose, even in this life His Majesty rewards it in a way which he only understands who has tried it. When the act is done for God only, it is His will before we begin it that the soul, in order to the increase of its merits, should be afraid; and the greater the fear, if we do but succeed, the greater the reward, and the sweetness thence afterwards resulting. I know this by experience, as I have just said, in many serious affairs; and so, if I were a person who had to advise anybody, I would never counsel any one, to whom good inspirations from time to time may come, to resist them through fear of the difficulty of carrying them into effect; for if a person lives detached for the love of God only, that is no reason for being afraid of failure, for He is omnipotent. May He be blessed for ever! Amen.
 -- "The book of her life -- Ch. 4" by St. Teresa of Avila

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bergoglio's false Fatima consecration

"When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, there cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart: this is he that received the seed by the way side."
 -- Gospel According to Saint Matthew 13:19
In what I can only imagine to be a pre-written headline, Catholic News Agency says, "Pope entrusts world to Immaculate Heart of Mary". Back in August the headline from CNA was, "Pope to consecrate world to Mary's Immaculate Heart".

However, in Bergoglio's statements today I have found not a mention of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart. Nor does he use the word "consecrate". He doesn't mention Fatima. He doesn't mention Blessed Jacinta or Francisco or Sister Lucia.

Instead we have a rehash of Bergoglio's "church of the poor" theme in a statement that sounds like it would be much more appropriate at an anniversary dedicated to the masonic Statue of Liberty than to Our Lady of Fatima.

Bergoglo's statement includes the following:
"Teach us your same love and preference for the young and the poor, the marginalized and the suffering, for sinners and those whose hearts are lost: gather all under your protection and deliver us all to your beloved Son , our Lord Jesus"
Compare that with the poem engraved on the masonic Statue of Liberty:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Our Lady of Fatima's message was not about the poor .  She asked the pope to...
"consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with a special mention for Russia, and order that all the Bishops of the world do the same in union with Your Holiness."
I don't know how you do this without ever mentioning Her Immaculate Heart. Who is Bergoglio trying to fool?

Our Lady told the children at Fatima...
"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace."
Bergoglio makes a mockery of Our Lady's message. May God have mercy on him.

He makes it sound like all sinners are automatically going to Heaven because God in his mercy wold never condemn them to hell. But the message of Fatima is that for each of us hell is our ultimate destiny unless we surrender to God's will.
May our most loving Mother be pleased to look with clemency also upon those who are organizing the ranks of militant atheists and upon those who are collaborating in promoting such activities; may she deign to obtain for their minds that light which comes from God and direct their hearts through divine grace unto salvation.
 -- Apostolic Letter Carissimis Russiae Populis (1952) "On the Immaculate Heart and the People of Russia" Pius XII


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The gospel according to Judas

[3] Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of right spikenard, of great price, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. [4] Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said: [5] Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
 -- Gospel According to Saint John 12:3-5
Where have we heard this talk of a "stripped" down Church of the poor before?

It is in the words of Judas Iscariot, "Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?".

Jesus rebuked Judas immediately saying, "Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of my burial. For the poor you have always with you; but me you have not always."

In reading Chapter 12 of the Gospel according to Saint John I see a perfect description of the how the Church has fallen prey to the devil through the "new" traps that he laid in the "modern" world.

It was revealed to St. John that the events surrounding Palm Sunday were a perfect foreshadowing of the Crucifixion. Vatican II reminds me of the how the multitude rejoiced at the "new springtime" even as they prepared to hand over Christ to the Jewish leaders to be crucified.

They "took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried: Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel."

Jesus responded to them, "Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself."

But St. John tells us that "they could not believe, because Isaias said again: He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them."

They were blinded because they saw as Judas saw. In my previous post I quoted from Pope Benedict regarding Judas. I will repeat that quote except that I will substitute for Jesus the Church.
In the end, Jesus knew that even among the Twelve there was one who did not believe: Judas. Judas too could have left [the Church] like the other disciples did; perhaps he should have left had he wanted to be honest. Instead he stayed with [the Church]. He stayed not because of faith, not because of love, but with the secret plan to get back at [the Church]. Why? Because Judas felt that [the Church] had betrayed him and he decided to betray [the Church] in turn. Judas was a zealot and wanted a victorious [Church] who would lead a revolt against [the Rich]. [The Church] frustrated these expectations. The problem is that Judas did not leave and his gravest fault was falsity, which is the sign of the devil. Because of this Jesus said to the Twelve: “One among you is a devil!” (John 6:70). Let us pray to the Virgin Mary, who helps us to believe in Jesus, as St. Peter did, to be ever more sincere with him and with everyone.
The gospel according to Judas sees the principal role of the Church as fighting for the poor against the rich. It is no wonder then that Bergoglio has won the endorsement of so many followers of Judas.
There is a reason every conceivable constituency of the Church’s enemies, both internal and external, is hailing Pope Francis: from Hans Kung (“was overwhelmed with joy” at Francis’s election), to the National Abortion Rights Action League (“To Pope Francis: Thank you”), to Stephen Colbert (“a seismic ripple throughout the world of Catholicism”), to Jane Fonda (“Gotta love new Pope. He cares about poor, hates dogma”), to Chris Rock (Francis is “the greatest man alive”), to the man that vulgar comedian worships as the “dad of our country” and “our boss”—none other than Barack Obama, who is “hugely impressed with the pope’s pronouncements.” When a politician who can rightly be viewed as a forerunner of Antichrist is “hugely impressed” by a Pope’s statements, there must be something gravely wrong with what the Pope is saying.
Bergoglio has even won the endorsement of the communist party.
Well, it appears they [the communists] prefer the words and emphasis and intentions of this particular pope. They trust him to take a stance closer to theirs. Consider the enthusiastic take of People’s World: “Pope Francis has provided a moral bully pulpit to rally the world’s workers in the ongoing crusade against corporate greed.”
It is interesting to note that Bergoglio gave a homily on St. John Chapter 12:3-5 soon after being elected pope by the cardinals. I cannot improve on an analysis of it by Atila Sinke Guimarães. And so I present his analysis in its entirety below.

St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us.

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Please refer to the original article which is properly formatted and also contains footnotes:
http://www.traditioninaction.org/bev/156bev05_29_2013.htm
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FRANCIS and JUDAS (by Atila Sinke Guimarães) -    During the homily he delivered at his Mass on May 14 at Santa Marta Inn, Pope Francis commented on the episode that, in many ways, is the paradigm of his pontificate. He referred to the complaint of Judas about the “waste” Mary Magdalene was making when she washed the sacred Feet of Our Lord Jesus Christ with an expensive perfume at the Bethany supper offered by Simon the leper.

Judas objected, contending that she should have saved the perfume, sold it and given the money to the poor. A quick look at the reports of St. Mark (14:3-9) and St. Matthew (26: 6-16) of that episode shows us that both Evangelists attribute the objection to the Apostles as a whole. St. John, more conscious of the vices of Judas, reports Judas as the one who authored it (12:4).

This comparison of the texts lets us suppose that it was Judas who raised the indignation of the Apostles. This was a mutinous and deceitful ploy, an attempt to set the Apostles against Our Lord and to pressure Him to reject Magdalene’s homage.

We sense the depth of Judas’s hatred for that act of glorification by considering that no one with a bit of good sense would provoke a whole group of men to go against a single woman. Further weakening her position, she was facing a general ambience that was strange to her.

Were it not for his uncontained hatred, Judas could have waited until later to ask Our Lord whether her action was correct or not. But he was no longer interested in learning from Him. His mind was made up; he detested that act of public glorification and wanted to stop that display. Thus, disregarding any sense of courtesy that men should normally show toward a fragile woman, ignoring the honor they owed their Messiah and God, Judas instigated the Apostles to reject Magdalene’s gesture.

Seeing the position of Judas, Our Lord took a divine attitude that anticipates medieval Chivalry’s protection of the weak, Scholasticism’s refutations of heretics, and the Constantinian Church’s glorification of God with riches and pomp. He said: “Why do you harass this woman? For she has wrought a good work upon me … Wherever this gospel will be preached in the whole world, that also which she has done will be told in memory of her.” (Matt 26: 10-13)

This is, therefore, an episode dense in symbolism: On one hand, it prefigures a long series of enemies of richness and solemnity in God’s worship: all types of heretics, as I have listed elsewhere. (1) Last on this list, we find the progressivists who have been controlling the Church since Vatican II. They are doing everything they can to transform the Catholic Church into a Miserablist Church despoiled of all her properties and glories, a proletarian Church compatible with Communism. It is the Church of the Poor, as Francis called it in his first audience, or the Servant, Humble and Fraternal Church that he prayed for with the Italian Bishops some days ago. (2)

On the other hand, this episode of Mary Magdalene symbolizes the Constantinian Church, the Church that offers to God the best of what nature provides and man produces in quality and beauty. She must have splendorous churches and solemn ceremonies to glorify the One who created all of nature and redeemed mankind.

Now, as Pope Francis speeds up his desacralization, the Miserablist Church with its patron, Judas Iscariot – a theme we have pointed out for a long time - is becoming increasingly linked to the Bergloglio Revolution.

So, Francis needed to disengage himself from this embarrassing and infamous association. Toward this purpose, nothing appeared better than to criticize Judas in that episode of Mary Magdalene. So this is what he did on May 14, 2013.

Francis’ objections

In a quite superficial sermon, as his teachings ex hospitio [from the inn] have often been, Francis said these words, summarized by Vatican Radio:

“Let us think of that moment with the Magdalene, when she washed the feet of Jesus with nard, which was so expensive. It is a religious moment, a moment of gratitude, a moment of love. And he [Judas] stands apart and criticizes her bitterly: ‘But ... this could be used for the poor!’ This is the first reference that I personally found in the Gospel of poverty as an ideology. The ideologue does not know what love is, because he does not know how to gift himself.”

Thus, we have his first accusation:

Judas was wrong because he adopted poverty as an ideology

Then, in another excerpt more accusations come:

The Pope warned that those who “isolate their conscience in selfishness,” in the end “lose.”This is how Judas ended up … he “was an idolater, attached to money”.

“This idolatry has led him to isolate himself from the community of others: this is the drama of the isolated conscience. When a Christian begins to isolate himself, he or she also cuts off his or her conscience from the sense of community … Instead, the Christian who gives his or her life, who loses it, as Jesus says, finds it again ... And those who, like Judas, want to keep it for themselves, lose it in the end. John tells us that ‘at that moment Satan entered into Judas’ heart.’ And, we must say: With Satan the payback is rotten. He always rips us off, always!”

Thus, the second and third accusations of Pope Bergoglio are:
Judas was an idolater of money; at that moment [when he made the objection] Satan entered his heart;

Judas was wrong because he isolated himself from the community.
Basically, these were the charges Francis made against Judas.

In these accusations, what first strikes me is what the Pope omitted. He did not condemn Judas for his infamous moral behavior, which has justly raised horror in Catholics everywhere and in all times. Instead, he chose to present Judas as an egocentric intellectual, like so many others. His only rigorous censures were that Judas was an idolater of money - which we will analyze below - and the inexact remark that the Devil entered Judas’s heart on that occasion. (3)

Let me analyze these accusations.

Poverty as an ideology

The first charge he makes is that Judas was wrong because he understood poverty as an ideology.

What does Francis mean by ideology?

For Catholics ideology was always synonymous with philosophy. Each man, movement or current of thought can be defined by the ideas that he or it upholds. So, the ideology of a man or movement is an ensemble of principles that orients their actions. This definition supposes that man is a rational being.

However, in the last phase of JPII’s pontificate, throughout Benedict’s and now in Francis' a new concept of ideology has been conveyed to Catholics. An ideology is an abstract, artificial and duplicitous system elaborated by cold reason without taking into consideration the ardor of love. An ideology is a system invented by some elites to fool the people and maintain their control over power and wealth.

Below, in another of Francis’ ex hospitio teachings (April 19, 2013), he addressed the topic of ideology:

“The ‘doctors’ answer only with the head. They do not know that the Word of God goes to the heart … They are the ‘scientists,’ the great ‘ideologues,’ those who do not understand that the word of God … is directed to the heart … because it is the beautiful word that brings love and makes us love. …

“The ‘ideologues’ are the ones in the Gospel who discuss among themselves: ‘How can this man give us His flesh to eat?’ It is a problem of the intellect! And when ideology enters the Church, we do not understand anything of the Gospel. …

“The ideologues falsify the Gospel. Every ideological interpretation, no matter the source, is a falsification of the Gospel. And these ideologues – as we have seen in the History of the Church - end up as intellectuals without talent, moralists without goodness. They do not speak of beauty because they do not understand it. Instead, the way of love, the path of the Gospel is simple: It is the road understood by the Saints! …

“Let us pray to the Lord for the Church to be free from any ideological interpretation and to open her heart to the simple, pure Gospel that speaks of the gate of love and so much beauty! … (original here)

Reading these lines, we see that Bergoglio considers any intellectual effort to understand the Gospel as wrong and qualifies it as an “ideology.’ Only love matters. However, the Catholic Church teaches that in the human soul the intellect has primacy over the will and the sensibility. To deny this is to establish anarchy in the soul.

Now, Francis denies this hierarchy and condemns it: It is an ideology. If one were to accept his judgment, all Catholic theology and exegesis should be rejected...

If we apply this outlook to Judas, Bergoglio’s charge against him would translate thus: Since Judas argued that the perfume should be sold and the money given to the poor, he was objecting intellectually; with this he became an ideologue. So, it is the way Judas placed his objection – not his hatred for the glorification of Christ – that would be wrong.

We see that this accusation against Judas - he adhered to the ideology of poverty – is meaningless. Any man who uses his intellect to articulate an idea can be similarly condemned.

An idolater of money

Francis also accuses Judas of being an idolater of money. In this second accusation he lacks precision.

St. John tells us that Judas was a thief who stole coins from the moneybag (12:6). The revelation stops here. Most persons who steal money do it to buy other things. A minority of thieves steal money to hoard it because they love money as such. The accusation of being an idolater of money only applies to the latter.

In his sermon Francis forgot to explain why Judas should be considered as one of this latter brand of thieves. Since no explanation was given, his second accusation is wide open to discussion.

It is sad to say, but these two ex hospitio teachings are of a very poor intellectual level.

Isolated from the community

When Bergoglio comes to his third accusation - Judas was an egocentric who had isolated himself from the community - in principle he is correct. Any traitor is motivated by his own interests and has no care for anything else.

But, what Francis is stressing here is not this banality. Instead, he is repeating the progressivist thesis that no one can have a private relationship with God and individual spiritual life, but rather must share everything with the community. It is a kind of spiritual Communism.

With this we see that the accusations Pope Francis made against Judas have little to no actual value.

Certainly they do not excuse Francis from being a follower of Judas in his hatred for the external glorification of God and in his pretext that the Church must give up her pomp and sacrality to better help the poor.

What remains to be analyzed in another occasion is whether or not Francis’ eagerness to please the Jews - his first letter some hours after been elected was for them - can be considered as selling the Mystical Body of Christ to the Jews, as Judas did with Our Lord.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Video of Pope Francis praying before St. Francis Crucifix (50 seconds)

[27] And after the morsel, Satan entered into him. And Jesus said to him: That which thou dost, do quickly. [28] Now no man at the table knew to what purpose he said this unto him. [29] For some thought, because Judas had the purse, that Jesus had said to him: Buy those things which we have need of for the festival day: or that he should give something to the poor.
 -- Gospel According to Saint John 13:27-29



About a year ago I wrote the following in this blog:

The other day I was struck by some words from Pope Benedict about Judas. Perhaps I am reading too much into his words, but he seemed to have a message for those who dissent from Church teaching. Here are his words which are a reflection on the reaction of many of his disciples to Christ's teaching that He is the Bread of Life from John Chapter 6...
In the end, Jesus knew that even among the Twelve there was one who did not believe: Judas. Judas too could have left like the other disciples did; perhaps he should have left had he wanted to be honest. Instead he stayed with Jesus. He stayed not because of faith, not because of love, but with the secret plan to get back at the Master. Why? Because Judas felt that Jesus had betrayed him and he decided to betray Jesus in turn. Judas was a zealot and wanted a victorious Messiah who would lead a revolt against the Romans. Jesus frustrated these expectations. The problem is that Judas did not leave and his gravest fault was falsity, which is the sign of the devil. Because of this Jesus said to the Twelve: “One among you is a devil!” (John 6:70). Let us pray to the Virgin Mary, who helps us to believe in Jesus, as St. Peter did, to be ever more sincere with him and with everyone.
Is the Pope asking the dissenters to leave the Church? Could he possibly be comparing their acts of treason with the betrayal of Jesus Christ?



NOTE: Notice how this video report from CatholicTV skips over the more important words of Pope Benedict and in so doing does not convey the Pope's message at all. Instead CTV communicates a secular humanist feel-good message. This is par for the course for the official Vatican news services. Vatican Radio and the rest are more interested in portraying the Church as an NGO that is in line with the mundane goals of secular humanism rather than the Church of Jesus Christ with a divine mission to save souls.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

When the pope is wrong

Now faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not.
 -- Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Hebrews 11:1
"When the pope is wrong" is the title of a talk by Dr. William Marra. I have provided excerpts from it in the following video:



I want to make it clear that this talk was given during the pontificate of John Paul II (I don't know the year.) So nothing in this video is specifically relevant to the current pope.

However, there is a growing chorus of voices that are highlighting errors by the pope in recent interviews. It is therefore interesting to hear what Dr. Marra has to say about different scenarios in which the pope can be wrong.

Please note that I am providing limited excerpts from the speech, however I have not provided the full speech because it is not freely available. You can download it for $1.50 at:
http://www.keepthefaith.org/detail.aspx?ID=151

Keep the Faith is an excellent Catholic site with many informative talks by Dr. Marra and others. I just wish that they would make these freely available so that more people could access them.

I also want to say how much this situation saddens me. I will continue praying for the pope and I ask that you do the same.

The icon that appears in the video depicts the death of the Blessed Virgin and her assumption into heaven. What sadder time was there for the Church than this?

 + Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Who is my father?

[32] Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. [33] But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. [34] Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. [35] For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

[36] And a man' s enemies shall be they of his own household. [37] He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. [38] And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.


 -- Gospel According to Saint Matthew10:32-38
Who is my father? Who is my mother?

Ultimately my Father is God and my Mother is Mary.

The pope is a father -- papa. But should we love papa more than God? No!

The Church is my mother. But should I love the Church more than Mary? No!

If the pope or the Church denies that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God then the choice is clear. And it is time of war and of the sword -- man against father and daughter against mother.

Pope Francis said recently:
“The Son of God became incarnate in the souls of men to instill the feeling of brotherhood. All are brothers and all children of God. Abba, as he called the Father. I will show you the way, he said. Follow me and you will find the Father and you will all be his children and he will take delight in you. Agape, the love of each one of us for the other, from the closest to the furthest, is in fact the only way that Jesus has given us to find the way of salvation and of the Beatitudes.”
To which Louie Verrecchio responded:
Don’t let the mere invocation of Our Lord’s blessed name fool you. The cold hard reality is simply this: The 266th Successor to the Throne of St. Peter is actively preaching a god who is not Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of Lords.

In this one concise statement, Pope Francis has delivered the credo by which he intends to complete the work of supplanting the Church of Jesus Christ with the church of man. Ignore it at your own peril.
The Holy Spirit is at work here revealing to us the true beliefs of the current occupant of the Seat of Peter. When he says "the Son of God", what does he mean? When he recites the Apostle's Creed, does he believe it without reservations?

Verrechio continues:
To be more specific, by beginning this preposterous statement with, “The Son of God,” foolish Christians will let their guard down and either accept, or perhaps simply dismiss, what follows, but it is precisely this that deserves intense scrutiny.

Everyone reading this understands well that the Incarnation of Our Blessed Lord has nothing whatsoever do with “feelings of brotherhood.” If that were its purpose, Baptism would be of no use, nor would any need exist for conversion to the one true faith that Jesus established.
As unfathomable as it may seem, this pope does not believe in the Trinity. He does not believe that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God incarnate of the Virgin Mary!!!

To him Christ is a prophet, a good and wise man. This is what the Muslims believe and even  some Jews. But he does not believe that Christ is the Messiah. No wonder that he can be on such good terms with his Jewish friends and why he seems to be so close to the Muslims.

When Bergoglio says Christ is the son of god, does he capitalize it in his mind? No, I don't think so. In his mind we are all the sons of god, so of course it is not a contradiction for him to call Jesus the son of god while not believing in the Trinity.

His god is the god of freemasonry. He is a deist and a secular humanist.

This is worse, much worse than anything he has said previously. It is utter blasphemy.

No wonder that our secular humanist president, Barack Obama, is "hugely impressed" with pope Francis.


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Today is the feast day of St. Francis. Please say a Rosary for the pope and ask Our Lady to intercede and convert the heart of Jorge Bergoglio and all those who have fallen into similar errors of the faith.

 + St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
 + Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Chastisement

[7] For the earth that drinketh in the rain which cometh often upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is tilled, receiveth blessing from God. [8] But that which bringeth forth thorns and briers, is reprobate, and very near unto a curse, whose end is to be burnt. [9] But, my dearly beloved, we trust better things of you, and nearer to salvation; though we speak thus. [10] For God is not unjust, that he should forget your work, and the love which you have shewn in his name, you who have ministered, and do minister to the saints.
 -- Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Hebrews 6:7-10
Allow me, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, to share with you a private revelation -- a gift of the Holy Spirit.

Let me reveal to you what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me regarding this passage from the Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Hebrews 6:13-20.
[13] For God making promise to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, swore by himself, [14] Saying: Unless blessing I shall bless thee, and multiplying I shall multiply thee. [15] And so patiently enduring he obtained the promise.

[16] For men swear by one greater than themselves: and an oath for confirmation is the end of all their controversy. [17] Wherein God, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed an oath: [18] That by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have the strongest comfort, who have fled for refuge to hold fast the hope set before us. [19] Which we have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm, and which entereth in even within the veil; [20] Where the forerunner Jesus is entered for us, made a high priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.
The key words which the Holy Spirit highlighted for me were "immutability" and "immutable". Unchanging and unchangeable -- eternal.

The passage speaks of eternal truths. But which truths? Were these truths that only applied to the people of the Old Covenant?

God made a covenant with Abraham -- a promise. God swore an oath on himself because there is nothing higher upon which He can swear.

What the Holy Spirit revealed to me is that a similar oath applies to the people of the New Covenant -- we who are Christians; we who are Catholics.

The triune God swore, "Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversus eam. [Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Mt 16:18]."

And as the Apostle tells us "it is impossible for God to lie". Therefore, "we may have the strongest comfort".

"We have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm" Our Lord Jesus Christ. He will never abandon us. He is the "high priest" who "entereth in even within the veil" -- the holy of holies of the temple.

"For God making promise" to Peter to "multiply thee". And we have  seen how the Church grew against all odds through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Peter "patiently enduring obtained the promise". Peter was willing to sacrifice his life, just as Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son, Isaac.

Now we must "patiently endure" this Chastisement of the Church -- this sacrifice of the Bride of Christ -- in order to "obtain the promise".

One day I pray that you  and I also will "entereth in even within the veil" and behold the face of God and be warmed by his brilliant radiance, in the company of the angels and the saints and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

St. Paul is the least appreciated of the mystics of the Church.

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The Chastisement I was referring to is the one revealed by Our Lady to Sister Lucia of Fatima. And also the children of Garabandal... [I also seem to remember a Chastisement at LaSalette and other apparitions of Our Lady.]
“Father, the Most Holy Virgin is very sad because no one has paid any attention to Her Message, neither the good nor the bad. The good continue on their way, but without giving any importance to Her Message. The bad, not seeing the punishment of God actually falling on them, continue their life of sin without even caring about the Message.  But believe me Father, God will chastise the world, and this will be in a terrible manner. The punishment from Heaven is imminent.”
This was in 1957.

In 2007 -- 50 years later -- John Vennari wrote in reference to this Chastisement warned of by the Blessed Virgin to Sister Lucia:
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I want to tell you what I believe is the real nature of the chastisement we are now under, and it is something that will lead to all of the other material chastisements that Our Lady warned about at Fatima.

What we have lost, and what a staggering number of Catholic churchmen have lost, is the recognition of the immutability of objective truth.

It is immutability truth — that is — unchangeable Catholic faith that informs our intellect that gives us the ability to appreciate the value of the Holy Icons of Our Lady; that gives us the ability to reverence the altars.

And I truly believe that this loss of the recognition of the immutability of objective truth is the deceiving influence of our time, and that this deceiving influence is a punishment from God.

What does Scripture warn regarding the coming of anti-Christ — and by extension, the coming of the spirit of anti-Christ as it appears in any age?

“For they have not received the love of the truth that they might be saved. Therefore God sends them a deceiving influence [the Douay-Rheims calls it ‘an operation of error’] that they may believe a falsehood.” (2 Thess. 2:10)
Thus I believe the deceiving influence of our time, the operation of error of our time, is the loss of the recognition of the immutability of objective truth.

[...]

This failure to recognize the immutability of objective truth manifests itself in the heresy of Modernism; the belief that there is some portion of Catholic dogma that changes over time; the belief that religion must change with the times; the belief that what the Church taught 100 years ago has to be retooled, or repackaged, or updated into new “Catholic” teachings of today.

It is the buzzword of Vatican II: Aggiornamento! Update!
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Notice the keyword: IMMUTABLITY!

Now I invite you to read the rest of John Vennari's article (actually it is a transcript of a speech) here:

Fatima and the Great Chastisement

You may also be interested in watching this video of John Vennari in response to Pope Francis' interview with the atheist editor of La Republicca:

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And then there is Louie Verrecchio at "Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II" who asks "Is Pope Francis a modernist?"
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The answer, according not to me, but to Pope St. Pius X, is yes.

[...]

The smallest number of those among us, however, will look without fear at the bitter reality that papa is drunk on modernism, and his reckless behavior is so dangerous that it threatens not only those who dwell within the Household of God, but even those who wander in darkness beyond its walls.

Among them, a relative few intrepid souls will do everything in their power to warn the others, both within and without, taking bullets and arrows and all manner of artillery simply for daring to proclaim the immutable truths of the Faith that alone can assure our salvation.
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There is that word again: IMMUTABLE!

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Conchita of Garabandal
The Virgin said: “Because it was not fulfilled and my message from October 18th, 1961 has not been made known to the world, I tell you this is the last one. Before the cup was being filled, but now it is overflowing. Many priests are walking through the path of perdition and taking with them many souls. Less and less importance is given to the Eucharist. You should prevent God’s anger upon you with your efforts. If you ask forgiveness with sincerity, He will forgive you. I, your Mother, through the intercession of the Archangel Michael, want to tell you to amend your lives. You are in the last warning. I love you very much and don’t want your condemnation; ask and you will receive. You should do more sacrifice; think more in the passion of Jesus.”

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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Vatican III

[1] Woe to the pastors, that destroy and tear the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord. [2] Therefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel to the pastors that feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold I will visit upon you for the evil of your doings, saith the Lord. [3] And I will gather together the remnant of my flock, out of all the lands into which I have cast them out: and I will make them return to their own fields, and they shall increase and be multiplied. [4] And I will set up pastors over them, and they shall feed them: they shall fear no more, and they shall not be dismayed: and none shall be wanting of their number, saith the Lord.
 -- Prophecy Of Jeremias 23:1-4
It keeps getting worse. Vatican III is coming.

Pope Francis to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution
As a group of eight Catholic cardinals handpicked by the Pope to shake up the Vatican’s murky and autocratic bureaucracy prepares to meet, the group’s leader has said they plan to rip up and rewrite the apostolic constitution which apportions power at the Holy See.
May God have mercy on our eternal souls.

Blessed Virgin Mary,
Queen of Heaven,
Mother of God...
Pray for us