Arsenic Jorge and Old Lace

With a world in a state of utter chaos as a consequence of the teleology of the errors let loose by certain aspects of the Renaissance and then the Protestant Revolution’s overthrow of the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man’s return to Him through His Catholic Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio continues prattle on and on and on about his pet Modernist topics.

That’s right. The world is in ruins. To call to me Pope Leo XIII’s concise statement contained within Testem Futura Prospicientius, November 1, 1900, “Public life is stained with crime.” Innocent blood flows everywhere in the United States of America and around world. Jorge Mario Bergoglio denounces “global warming” (well, it is sure hot as blazes here in Texas, but that is not because of “global warming”) and worries about “sustainable development goals” and rainforests.

A sitting member of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Associate Justice Brett Michael Kavanaugh, was targeted by a would-be assassin who wanted to give his “life meaning” by killing Kavanaugh and his family because of his expected vote to overturn the Court’s unjust, unconstitutional, and immoral decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. Jorge Mario Bergoglio remains mute.

Thousands upon thousands of people worldwide continue to be killed, seriously injured, or sickened by the poisoned potions called vaccines that were designed—or so we are told—to prevent or mitigate the symptoms of the Severe Acute Respiratory Coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2). Jorge Mario Bergoglio still continues to urge Catholics to get the kill shots and prohibits anyone from traveling on his pilgrimages to spread heresy and apostasy who is not “vaxxed.”

White collar criminals who engage in election fraud, make false accusations against their political opponents, calumniate innocent opponents, and conduct show trials to send them to the figurate, if not literal, gallows, receive the praise of the mainslime media. Jorge Mario Bergoglio speaks about the “rights” of people to violate the just laws of sovereign nations to control their own borders.

 Innocent human beings are vivisected every day under the false slogan of “brain death” and “giving the gift of life” and euthanized on a customized basis in hospices around the world, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio gives his full and unequivocal assent.

About what does Jorge Mario Bergoglio vents his rage in the midst of the worldwide chaos in which we live but is only a manifestation of the world’s rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King?

Priests and presbyters wearing lace vestments.

No, you cannot make this up:

“Popular piety is a great treasure, and we must guard it, accompany it so that it is not lost,” he said. “Also educate it,” and “free it from all superstitious gestures and take the substance it has inside.”

Still talking about the Second Vatican Council, Francis asked the priests about the liturgy. Prefacing the question with an “I don’t know” the law of the land because he doesn’t attend Mass in Sicily, he reminded priests that homilies are supposed to be short – not more than eight minutes – and provide people with substance: A thought, a feeling, or an image they can carry with themselves throughout the week.

Then, saying that he has “seen pictures,” he regretted the fact that priests still wear vestments with lace: “Where are we? Sixty years after the Council! Some updating [is needed] even in liturgical art, in liturgical ‘fashion’!”

“Yes, sometimes bringing some of Grandma’s lace goes, but sometimes,” Francis told the priests. “It’s to pay homage to grandma, right? It’s good to pay homage to grandma, but it’s better to celebrate the mother, the holy mother Church, and to do so how Mother Church wants to be celebrated.” (Pope Francis tells priests to stop wearing ‘grandma’s lace’ at Mass.)

What can be said?

Really, what more can be said about this egregious destroyer of Catholic Faith, Worship, Morals, pastoral practice, Sacred Scripture, and of the entire nature and dignity of the Catholic priesthood?

Well, perhaps it would be instructive to consider the care with which the Levitical priests of the Old Dispensation sought to make and maintain their liturgical vestments:

And the Lord spoke to Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they were slain upon their offering strange fire: [2] And he commanded him, saying, Speak to Aaron thy brother, that he enter not at all into the sanctuary, which is within the veil before the propitiatory, with which the ark is covered, lest he die, (for I will appear in a cloud over the oracle,) [3] Unless he first do these things: He shall offer a calf for sin, and a ram for a holocaust. [4] He shall be vested with a linen tunick, he shall cover his nakedness with linen breeches: he shall be girded with a linen girdle, and he shall put a linen mitre upon his head: for these are holy vestments: all which he shall put on, after he is washed. [5] And he shall receive from the whole multitude of the children of Israel two buck goats for sin, and one ram for a holocaust. (Leviticus 16: 1-5.)

And the priest that is anointed, and whose hands are consecrated to do the office of the priesthood in his father's stead, shall make atonement; and he shall be vested with the linen robe and the holy vestments[33] And he shall expiate the sanctuary and the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar, the priest also and all the people. [34] And this shall be an ordinance for ever, that you pray for the children of Israel, and for all their sins once in a year. He did therefore as the Lord had commanded Moses. (Leviticus 16: 32-34.)

God has always carefully specified all that pertains to Divine Worship. He did with the Chosen People before His Co-Equal, Co-Eternal Divine Son’s Redemptive Act on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday, which put an end to the priesthood of the Old Covenant, and his done so through His Holy Catholic Church, she who is guided infallibly in all matters to Catholic Faith, Worship, and Morals by the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost.

Writing in Mediator Dei, November 20, 1947, Pope Pius XII, Pope Pius XII explained that God, Who has arrayed creation in all its beauty, splendor and order, has taught us the external features of Divine Worship must of themselves reflect that beauty, splendor, and order:

The prescriptions in fact of the sacred liturgy aim, by every means at their disposal, at helping the Church to bring about this most holy purpose in the most suitable manner possible. This is the object not only of readings, homilies and other sermons given by priests, as also the whole cycle of mysteries which are proposed for our commemoration in the course of the year, but it is also the purpose of vestments, of sacred rites and their external splendor. All these things aim at “enhancing the majesty of this great Sacrifice, and raising the minds of the faithful by means of these visible signs of religion and piety, to the contemplation of the sublime truths contained in this sacrifice.”[94]

102. All the elements of the liturgy, then, would have us reproduce in our hearts the likeness of the divine Redeemer through the mystery of the cross, according to the words of the Apostle of the Gentiles, “With Christ I am nailed to the cross. I live, now not 1, but Christ liveth in me.”[95] Thus we become a victim, as it were, along with Christ to increase the glory of the eternal Father. (Pope Pius XII, Mediator Dei, November 20, 1947.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio cares nothing for the external splendor of the ceremonies of Holy Mass. Indeed, he hates them, and he has also instructed priests to be active in the “world,” to be “with the sheep,” and to avoid being isolated and turned in of themselves in their own prayer lives.

Such an attitude is so far removed from the nature of the Catholic priesthood as described by Pope Pius XII, who denounced what he called the “heresy of action” in Menti Nostrae, September 23, 1950:

60. For these reasons, while giving due praise to those who in the years which have followed the long and terrible war, urged by the love of God and of doing good to their neighbor under the guidance and following the example of their Bishops, have consecrated their entire strength to the relief of so much misery, We cannot abstain from expressing our pre-occupation and our anxiety for those who on account of the special circumstances of the moment have become so engulfed in the vortex of external activity that they neglect the chief duty of the priest, his own sanctification. We have already stated publicly in writing[60] that those who presume that the world can be saved by what has been rightly called “the heresy of action” must be made to exercise better judgment. The heresy of action is that activity which is not based upon the help of grace and does not make constant use of the means necessary to the pursuit of sanctity given us by Christ. In the same way, nevertheless, We have deemed it timely to stimulate to the activities of the ministry those who, shut up in themselves and almost diffident of the efficacy of divine aid, do not labor to the best of their ability to make the spirit of Christianity penetrate daily life in all those ways demanded by our times.[61] (Pope Pius XII, Menti Nostrae, September 23, 1950.)

This is the exact opposite of what Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the self-styled “street priest” from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has practiced and professed throughout his destructive career as a lay Jesuit revolutionary who hates absolutely everything about the era before the false “pontificate” of Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII, which began on October 28, 1958.

The Argentine Apostate is also a foe of priestly sanctification and does not see that the first service about which a Catholic priest must be concerned is the sanctification and salvations of souls, starting with his own.

This is what Pope Pius XII wrote about priestly sanctification and the salvation of souls in Menti Nostrae:

61. We earnestly exhort you, therefore, to labor with all solicitude for the salvation of those whom Providence has entrusted to your care, closely united to the Redeemer with whose strength we can do all things[62] How ardently We desire, O beloved sons, that you emulate those saints who in past times, by their great deeds, have shown what the might of Divine Grace can do in this world. May you one and all, in humility and sincerity, always be able to attribute to yourselves — with your spiritual charges as witnesses — the words of the Apostle, “But I will most gladly for my part, spend and be spent myself for your souls”.[63] Enlighten the minds, guide the consciences, comfort and sustain the souls who are struggling with doubt and groaning with sorrow. To these forms of apostolate, add also all those others which the needs of the times demand. But let it always be clear to everybody that the priest in all his activities seeks nothing beyond the good of souls, and looks toward no one but Christ to Whom he consecrates his energies and his whole self.

62. In the same way that, in order to urge you to personal sanctification, We have exhorted you to reproduce in yourselves the living image of Christ, so now for the sanctifying efficacy of your ministry We excite you to follow constantly the example of the Divine Redeemer. Full of the Holy Ghost, He “went about doing good and healing all who were in the power of the devil; for God was with Him”.[64] Strengthened by the same Spirit and encouraged by His Strength, you will be able to exercise a ministry which, nourished and enkindled by Christian charity, will be rich in Divine virtue and capable of communicating this virtue to others. May your apostolic zeal be animated by that divine charity which bears everything with peace of mind, which does not let itself be overcome by adversity, and which embraces all, rich and poor, friends and enemies, faithful and unfaithful. This daily effort and these daily hardships are demanded of you by souls for whose salvation Our Saviour patiently suffered grief and torment unto death in order to restore us to the Divine Friendship. This is, and well you know it, the greatest good of all. Do not allow yourselves, therefore, to be carried away by the immoderate desire for success, do not allow yourselves to be dismayed if, after assiduous labor, you do not gather the desired fruits. “One sows, another reaps”.[65] (Pope Pius XII, Menti Nostrae, September 23, 1950.)

Pope Pius XII also explained that priestly charity for souls includes the duty—yes, the absolute duty—to fight error and vice. Jorge Mario Bergoglio spread error and he reaffirms those living dissolute lives in the name of “accompanying” them rather than exhorting to convert immediately. As Saint Alphonsus de Liguori noted in a sermon to explain that those who put off their conversion until “tomorrow” may not have the morrow coming their way: “Who has promised you tomorrow?”

Here is what Pope Pius XII wrote about the duty of the priest to fight error and repel vice, specifying that do so priests must fight error with all their strength but also to have compassion for the erring and those steeped in sin, a compassion that neither minimizes the gravity error nor reaffirms sinners in their lives of perdition:

63. Furthermore, let your apostolic zeal shine with benign charity. If it be necessary — and it is everyone’s duty — to fight error and repel vice, the soul of the priest must be ever open to compassion. Error must be fought with all our might, but the brother who errs must be loved intensely and brought to salvation. How much good have the saints not done, how many admirable deeds have they not performed by their kindness even in circumstances and in environments penetrated by lies and degraded by vice? Of a truth, he who to please men would gloss over their evil inclinations or be indulgent about their incorrect ways of thinking or acting, thereby prejudicing Christian teaching and integrity of morals, would be betraying his ministry. But when the teachings of the Gospel are preserved and those who stray are moved by the sincere desire to return to the right path, the priest must remember the reply of Our Lord to St. Peter when he asks Him how many times he must forgive his neighbor. “I do not say to thee seven times, but seventy times seven”. (Pope Pius XII, Menti Nostrae, September 23, 1950.)

Our last true pope thus far had words that categorically condemned the whole life and antipapal presidency of Jorge Mario Bergoglio:

Of a truth, he who to please men would gloss over their evil inclinations or be indulgent about their incorrect ways of thinking or acting, thereby prejudicing Christian teaching and integrity of morals, would be betraying his ministry. (Pope Pius XII, Menti Nostrae, September 23, 1950.)

The sixth in the current line of antipopes, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, glosses over evil inclinations, especially those engaged in what he dismissively and irreverently calls “below the belt sins,” and has, as noted so many hundreds upon hundreds of times on this website, indulged himself in incorrect ways of thing or acting, going so far at one point to say in May 23, 2015 video message, "I feel like saying something that may sound … heretical”. There is no way that such a man, nor any of the five who have preceded him on the conciliar seat of apostasy, can be a legitimate Successor of Saint Peter. The religious sect to which Bergoglio to belongs is false, and he is simply the continuing the destructive work of those who preceded him, albeit doing so in a more open, vulgar, and obvious manner than had been done heretofore.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio wants his priests and presbyters to involved with the “people” and their temporal needs, laying aside Pope Pius XII’s summary of Holy Mother Church’s consistent teaching concerning the nature of the Holy Priesthood:

64. The object of your zeal must not be earthly and transient things but things eternal. The resolution of priests aspiring to holiness must be this: to labor solely for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. How many priests, even in the straitened circumstances of our time, have taken the example and the warnings of the Apostle of the Gentiles as a rule of conduct! The Apostle of the Gentiles, content with the indispensable minimum, declared: “. . . but having food and sufficient clothing, with these let us be content”.[67]

65. Through this disinterestedness and this detachment from earthly things worthy of the highest praise, in conjunction with trust in Divine Providence, the priestly ministry has given the Church ripe fruits of spiritual and social good. (Pope Pius XII, Menti Nostrae, September 23, 1950.)

“But having food and sufficient clothing, with these let us be content.”

By the way, speaking of having sufficient food, have you seen a photograph of the very unmortified Jorge Mario Bergoglio lately?