bergoglio's little red bible
Is it just me or does it seem like there is not a single verse in the Bible that bergoglio is not able to squeeze some heretical interpretation out of?
Today's example is from chapter 18 of the Gospel according to St. Matthew:
 Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.  And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.  And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.
This is a passage that is near and dear to Catholics and we all recognize this as Christ establishing the One True Church and naming Peter as its first Pope.
However, if you are a protestant then you are going to have a big problem with these verses and you are going to have to generalize the word's of Our Savior in order to make St. Peter seem just like another one of the boys -- nothing special.... just another one of the disciples of Christ.
And if you're a protestant with marxist leanings then.... well let's let bergoglio give us that viewpoint, shall we?
Our Lord responds to this confession by re-naming Simon “Peter,” a name meaning “rock.” But, the Pope said, Jesus gives Simon this name “not for his own personal qualities or his human merits, but on account of his genuine and firm faith, which comes from on high.”
Simon’s faith is a gift from God the Father, a dependable, trustworthy faith upon which our Lord can build His Church – His community, the Pope said, that is, all of us. Our Lord founds His Church on faith, on a relationship with Himself, a relationship of love and trust. When He began His Church, Jesus was looking for a solid faith from His disciples — that was the reason for His question in the Gospel, “Who do you say that I am?”
“What happened in a unique way in Saint Peter,” the Pope said, “also takes place in every Christian who develops a sincere faith in Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”
Addressing the crowd, Pope Francis asked, “What does your faith look like?” Is it a firm, rock-like faith? Or is it sandy, that is doubtful, mistrustful, unbelieving? The Lord, he said, is searching for faith in our hearts – not necessarily a perfect faith, but a sincere, genuine faith. When He finds it, the Pope said, our Lord “will see in us, too, the living rocks on which He builds His community.”
Jesus is the unique cornerstone, while Peter, the rock, is the visible foundation of the unity of the Church… but, the Holy Father reminded us, every baptized person is called to offer to Jesus his or her own faith, poor but sincere, so that He can continue to build His Church today, in every part of the world.
Do you see what bergoglio is doing here?
He never mentions the Catholic Church by name, but refers instead to Christ's "community". Sure... he also says "the Church", but by this time we are wise to his tricks...
... whenever bergoglio says "the Church" he is not referring to the Catholic Church, but instead to all who claim to be Christians -- it doesn't matter to him what beliefs they may have that contradict the teachings of the One True Catholic Church.
And as a way of confirming this in a "secret code" that bergoglio likes to employ he repeatedly refers to "His community" as a synonym for "His Church". This is for all the "Tony Palmer's" out there... the protestants "building ecumenical bridges" to the Catholic Church -- not really bridges but more like seige towers or trojan horses to breach the fortress walls of the Church.
And for those atheists who like to spice up their liberal/marxist/socialist ideologies with a little bit of the Gospel, bergoglio has something for them as well....
He fails to mention the papacy when discussing these verses. Instead, he heretically insists on "democratizing" the Church. We are ALL Peter. Peter is ALL of us.
WE are the PEOPLE OF GOD. WE ARE THE CHURCH.
bergoglio wants to create a "people's revolution" in which the "dictatorship of the proletariat" will come to rule the Catholic Church.
Out with the papacy. Out with the heirarchy. Out with the priests.
We are ALL the People of God. We don't need no stinking priests. We ALL have a personal direct hotline to God. We don't need consecrated hosts... we'll just bless our bread ourselves. After all we are the People of God... and we are also all members of a "royal priesthood"....
Of course as we know from Lenin and Stalin all that "dictatorship of the proletariat" claptrap sounds very good when you're stirring up "the masses" to revolt against "the establishment"... but once the marxists have actually gained power then it becomes necessary to create a new brutal dictatorship of the party elite... temporarily of course.... just until we finish with the purges... one more purge should do it...
For an authentic Catholic interpretion of these verses please see the following notes to the Douay-Rheims Bible.
 Thou art Peter: As St. Peter, by divine revelation, here made a solemn profession of his faith of the divinity of Christ; so in recompense of this faith and profession, our Lord here declares to him the dignity to which he is pleased to raise him: viz., that he to whom he had already given the name of Peter, signifying a rock, St. John 1. 42, should be a rock indeed, of invincible strength, for the support of the building of the church; in which building he should be, next to Christ himself, the chief foundation stone, in quality of chief pastor, ruler, and governor; and should have accordingly all fulness of ecclesiastical power, signified by the keys of the kingdom of heaven.
 Upon this rock: The words of Christ to Peter, spoken in the vulgar language of the Jews which our Lord made use of, were the same as if he had said in English, Thou art a Rock, and upon this rock I will build my church. So that, by the plain course of the words, Peter is here declared to be the rock, upon which the church was to be built: Christ himself being both the principal foundation and founder of the same. Where also note, that Christ, by building his house, that is, his church, upon a rock, has thereby secured it against all storms and floods, like the wise builder, St. Matt. 7. 24, 25.
 The gates of hell: That is, the powers of darkness, and whatever Satan can do, either by himself, or his agents. For as the church is here likened to a house, or fortress, built on a rock; so the adverse powers are likened to a contrary house or fortress, the gates of which, that is, the whole strength, and all the efforts it can make, will never be able to prevail over the city or church of Christ. By this promise we are fully assured, that neither idolatry, heresy, nor any pernicious error whatsoever shall at any time prevail over the church of Christ.
 Loose upon earth: The loosing the bands of temporal punishments due to sins, is called an indulgence; the power of which is here granted.