Be Not Deceived: The Real Jorge Mario Bergoglio Is Not A Defender of a Faith He Does Not Hold

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a piece of Modernist work as, just a week after the so-called “Pontifical Academy for Life” published a book, championed by the defender of all things sodomite named Vincenzo Paglia,  that called for a reexamination of the conciliar sect’s teaching on contraception, abortion, sterilization, in vitro fertilization, “palliative” care, and the dehydration and starvation of innocent human being, he has reprimanded the German “bishops” for using his own call for a synodal church to change what is thought to be Catholic teaching. Quite to the contrary of what the headlines would want to convince Catholics to believe, Bergoglio is not reaffirming Catholic teaching but is simply telling the German “bishops” to wait a little while until the “changes” they want to implement receive universal approbation at a general meeting of the “synod of bishops”

"In order to safeguard the freedom of the People of God and the exercise of the episcopal ministry, it seems necessary to clarify that the 'Synodal Way' in Germany does not have the power to compel bishops and the faithful to adopt new forms of governance and new orientations of doctrine and morals.

It would not be lawful to initiate in the dioceses, prior to an agreed understanding at the level of the universal Church, new official structures or doctrines, which would constitute a violation of ecclesial communion and a threat to the unity of the Church. In this sense, the Holy Father called to mind in his letter to the pilgrim people of God in Germany: the universal Church lives in and of the particular Churches, just as the particular Churches live and flourish in and from the universal Church. If they find themselves separated from the entire ecclesial body, they weaken, rot and die. Hence the need always to ensure communion with the whole body of the Church."[1] Therefore, it is desirable that the proposals made by the Particular Churches in Germany may be incorporated into the synodal process on which the universal Church is undertaking, in order to contribute to mutual enrichment and to bear witness to the unity with which the Body of the Church manifests its fidelity to Christ the Lord.” (Statement by the Holy See on German 'Synodal Way'.)

All that the conciliar Vatican is doing is to tell the German “bishops” not to spoil the “surprise ending,” which will probably incorporate much of what the German revolutionaries desire as well as almost the entirety of the recently published book of moral relativism released by the “Pontifical Academy for Life, at the next universal “synod of bishops.” Do not be deceived: Jorge Mario Bergoglio is not reaffirming Catholic teaching. He is simply trying to control a “synodal path” that is as impossible to control as it was for Martin Luther to control the trajectory of Protestantism once he revolted against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man’s return to Him through the Catholic Church.

Similarly, Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s recent reform of Opus Dei, which was raised to the status of a
“Personal Prelature” by Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II in 1982, is not an effort to do anything other than to assure that the “charism” of this cult, whose machinations have been documented by many others, including Mrs. Randy Engel in her multipart series (e.g., Behind Opus Dei’s Veil of Secrecy, Part 1, Behind Opus Dei’s Veil of Secrecy, Part 2, “Shut Up, Pray, and Don’t Worry”, Another Opus Dei Numerary Sex Abuse Case, Opus Dei Watch by Randy Engel, Opus Dei Watch – Jan. / Feb. – Part 1, Opus Dei Watch – Jan. / Feb. – Part 2, Opus Dei Trial Ends with a Guilty Verdict, Opus Dei’s Role in the Viganò Affair and “All the Men Behind the Opus Dei Curtain” among many others) and my own brief synopsis from twelve years ago (Not The Work of God), is conducted in a non-hierarchical manner and in accord with the direction provided by the conciliar sect’s dicastery for the clergy. This is Antipope Bergoglio’s effort to smash the cult worship of the “Father” by subordinating the direction of Opus Dei and the control of its members in accordance with the conciliar cult’s own priorities for the brainwashing of Catholics according to the dictates of the “new evangelization.”

Opus Dei is a cult. However, so is conciliarism, whose own “prelates,” such as Wilton Gregory, the conciliar “archbishop” of Washington, District of Columbia, believe that the poor, misguided fools who are attracted to the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition must be offered “counseling” to help them to see the “beauties” of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical abomination that that were the subject analyzed at length in G.I.R.M. Warfare: The Conciliar Church's Unremitting Warfare Against Catholic Faith and Worship. Bergoglio wants to conform Opus Dei, which should be abolished as it is beyond reform, to the joys conciliarism.

Thus, Jorge's correct decision against Opus Dei is a way of obliterating another feature of a so-called "conservative" "pope's" magisterium. Bergoglio hates Girondist/Menshevik revolutionaries such as Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. He has undone Ratzinger’s Summorum Pontificum and is now undoing the "personal prelature" erected by Wojtyla/John Paul II for which Opus Dei paid handsomely forty years ago this very year. 

Remember, Bergoglio is not prone to disciplining "bishops" who have suborned or mishandled clerical perversity unless circumstances force him to do so (McCarrick, Theodore, for example). He considers Opus Dei to be "traditional," which is laughable on its face, which is why another of his correct decisions, Rogelio Livieres in Paraguay, was taken not purely because of the reprobate named Father Carlos Urrutigoity, who was supported by the former conciliar “bishop” of Scranton, Pennsylvania, James Clifford Timlin, but because Livieres was seen to be a traditionalist associated with Opus Dei, The same applied to “Bishop” Robert Finn in Kansas City.

Mind you, this is not to say that Livieres should not have been removed long before Bergoglio’s accession to the conciliar set of apostasy solely because he disregarded all the documented facts about the ways in which Father Carlos Urrutigoity groomed boys and young men while using subordinates to castigate those who criticized him as “doing the work of the devil.” (I know. Urruitogity personally called my own 2000 Special Report on the Society of Saint John as “doing the work of the devil.”) It was precisely because of Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s own closeness to Opus Dei that Rogelio Livieres was given wide latitude to accept Father Carlos Urrutigoity into the Diocese of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. Bergoglio’s removal of him was justified, but it was also duplicitous because the Argentine Apostate has personally protected and/or failed act against numerous of his “bishops” from investigation by civil authorities for their roles in the protection of clerical abusers until, as noted above, circumstances forced him to do so.

Noting all the abuses that have been documented by the late Joseph and Marjorie Garvey and by Mrs. Randy Engel, among others across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide at this time of apostasy and betrayal. Opus Dei is worthy of sanction, and I have no doubt that a true pope would suppress it altogether if for no other reason how its presbyters have used their “spiritual direction” over secular presbyters to keep their mouths shut about the “Second” Vatican Council and the policies of the conciliar “popes” while using Monsignor Jose Maria Balaguer y Albas’ “The Work” [El Camino] as a replacement for Sacred Scripture and Opus Dei itself as indispensable as Holy  Mother Church itself.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, though, is quite selective upon whom he chooses to mete out punishments, a subjective selectivity that he applied first to the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate prior to dealing with Rogelio Livieres while, in essence, reaffirming feminist members of women’s religious communities in their “activism” and disparaging the contemplative life as follows:

This silent and recollected peace of mind and heart can meet with subtle temptations. Your contemplation can become a spiritual combat to be fought courageously in the name of, and for the good of, the entire Church, which looks to you as faithful sentinels, strong and unyielding in battle. Among the most perilous temptations faced by contemplatives is that which the Desert Fathers called “the midday devil”; it is the temptation to listlessness, mere routine, lack of enthusiasm and paralyzing lethargy. As I noted in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, little by little this leads to “a tomb psychology… [that] develops and slowly transforms Christians into mummies in a museum. Disillusioned with reality, with the Church and with themselves, they experience a constant temptation to cling to a faint melancholy, lacking in hope, which seizes the heart like ‘the most precious of the devil’s potions’.” (Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Vultum Dei Quarere, June 29, 2016.)

No matter his gratuitous references, which are almost always taken out of context from texts that prove the exact opposite of what he is trying to prove, Jorge Mario Bergoglio despises all that his warped, perverse Modernist mind informs him is tainted by traditionalism and the “individualism” associated he associates with it, and it is in this light that one must understand his “reform” of Opus Dei even though, objectively speaking, the organization itself has been an instrument of promoting religious indifferentism to such an extent that a series of articles in The Remnant over twenty years ago referred to it as Opus Judaei. Many believing Catholics in Spain understand all too well the harm that Opus Dei has done to families and, much more importantly, to the life of the Holy Faith itself in the land where Saint James the Greater slayed the Moors. For Bergoglio, though, Opus Dei is a symbol of Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II  and of Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, and its “reform” has been on his “to do” list for the past nine years.

Once again, therefore: Do not permit yourself to be deceived: Jorge Mario Bergoglio is not a Catholic and defending the Catholic Faith as it has been handed down to us from the Apostles under the infallible protection of God the Holy Ghost through the centuries is not part his personal constitution, and it is not any part of his “program” for what he thinks is the Catholic Church.

Modernists are double-minded and they speak with forked tongue, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the Chief Modernist alive at this time, able read speeches prepared for him that make him almost perfectly orthodox one day while continuing to promote a revolution of indifferentism and syncretism that is nothing other than diabolically inspired. Like each of his predecessors in the conciliar seat of apostasy and betrayal, Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s whole modus operandi was summarized by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907:

18. This will appear more clearly to anybody who studies the conduct of Modernists, which is in perfect harmony with their teachings. In their writings and addresses they seem not unfrequently to advocate doctrines which are contrary one to the other, so that one would be disposed to regard their attitude as double and doubtful. But this is done deliberately and advisedly, and the reason of it is to be found in their opinion as to the mutual separation of science and faith. Thus in their books one finds some things which might well be approved by a Catholic, but on turning over the page one is confronted by other things which might well have been dictated by a rationalist. When they write history they make no mention of the divinity of Christ, but when they are in the pulpit they profess it clearly; again, when they are dealing with history they take no account of the Fathers and the Councils, but when they catechize the people, they cite them respectfully. In the same way they draw their distinctions between exegesis which is theological and pastoral and exegesis which is scientific and historical. So, too, when they treat of philosophy, history, and criticism, acting on the principle that science in no way depends upon faith, they feel no especial horror in treading in the footsteps of Luther and are wont to display a manifold contempt for Catholic doctrines, for the Holy Fathers, for the Ecumenical Councils, for the ecclesiastical magisterium; and should they be taken to task for this, they complain that they are being deprived of their liberty. Lastly, maintaining the theory that faith must be subject to science, they continuously and openly rebuke the Church on the ground that she resolutely refuses to submit and accommodate her dogmas to the opinions of philosophy; while they, on their side, having for this purpose blotted out the old theology, endeavor to introduce a new theology which shall support the aberrations of philosophers. (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.)

Leave it to a man who has blasphemed Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the very fairest flower of our race, and who has distorted Sacred Scripture, disparaged the “rigidity” of doctrine, misrepresented the teaching of Holy Mother Church’s Fathers and Doctors, reaffirmed the beliefs, practices and very existence of false religions, suborned adulterers, fornicators and sodomites, and, among so many other outrages, has praised actual baby-killers such as Emma Bonino for her work with “migrants” in Italy and has never said a harsh word about any pro-abortion public figure Catholic or non-Catholic, while going so far as to indemnify hideous human beings such as the quadruple vaccinated but still infected with the Wuhan Virus Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi, to try to make it appear as though he is a defender of the Holy Faith. He is no such thing.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s so-called “synodal path” is nothing other than the embodiment of Pope Saint Pius X’s summary of Modernist’s designs for the “reform” of the Catholic Church:

It remains for Us now to say a few words about the Modernist as reformer. From all that has preceded, it is abundantly clear how great and how eager is the passion of such men for innovation. In all Catholicism there is absolutely nothing on which it does not fasten. They wish philosophy to be reformed, especially in the ecclesiastical seminariesThey wish the scholastic philosophy to be relegated to the history of philosophy and to be classed among absolute systems, and the young men to be taught modern philosophy which alone is true and suited to the times in which we live. They desire the reform of theology: rational theology is to have modern philosophy for its foundation, and positive theology is to be founded on the history of dogma. As for history, it must be written and taught only according to their methods and modern principles. Dogmas and their evolution, they affirm, are to be harmonized with science and history. In the Catechism no dogmas are to be inserted except those that have been reformed and are within the capacity of the people. Regarding worship, they say, the number of external devotions is to be reduced, and steps must be taken to prevent their further increase, though, indeed, some of the admirers of symbolism are disposed to be more indulgent on this head. They cry out that ecclesiastical government requires to be reformed in all its branches, but especially in its disciplinary and dogmatic departments They insist that both outwardly and inwardly it must be brought into harmony with the modern conscience which now wholly tends towards democracy; a share in ecclesiastical government should therefore be given to the lower ranks of the clergy and even to the laity and authority which is too much concentrated should be decentralized The Roman Congregations and especially the index and the Holy Office, must be likewise modified The ecclesiastical authority must alter its line of conduct in the social and political world; while keeping outside political organizations it must adapt itself to them in order to penetrate them with its spirit. With regard to morals, they adopt the principle of the Americanists, that the active virtues are more important than the passive, and are to be more encouraged in practice. They ask that the clergy should return to their primitive humility and poverty, and that in their ideas and action they should admit the principles of Modernism; and there are some who, gladly listening to the teaching of their Protestant masters, would desire the suppression of the celibacy of the clergy. What is there left in the Church which is not to be reformed by them and according to their principles?  (Pascendi Dominici Gregis, No. 38)

The list of "reforms" that Pope Saint Pius X knew that the Modernists wanted to implement stands out as a prophetic warning as to the agenda that was formed by Modernist theologians in the years before the "Second" Vatican Council and became the fundamental basis for the whole ethos of conciliarism. Consider the prophetic nature of Pope Saint Pius X's list of "reforms" that the Modernists wanted to implement.

The real Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the pantheist and naturalist who worries about “man-made global warming” and not about the honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity or the eternal salvation of souls:

Dear brothers and sisters!

“Listen to the voice of creation” is the theme and invitation of this year’s Season of Creation. The ecumenical phase begins on 1 September with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and concludes on 4 October with the feast of Saint Francis. It is a special time for all Christians to pray and work together to care for our common home. Originally inspired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, this Season is an opportunity to cultivate our “ecological conversion”, a conversion encouraged by Saint John Paul II as a response to the “ecological catastrophe” predicted by Saint Paul VI back in 1970. [1]


Our first care as Catholics is for the salvation of souls, starting with our own.

Although the Seventh Commandment requires us to make use of the things of this world as befits the honor and glory of God and serves the temporal needs of men without jeopardizing the salvation of our immortal souls, we have not been created to worship the earth as the earth has been given to us by God to use for our needs:

And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth. And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed upon the earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind, to be your meat: And to all beasts of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that they may have to feed upon. And it was so done. (Genesis 1: 26-30)

The earth will end only when at the time that God in His Divine Providence and Omniscience has ordained. No activity of mere mortals is going to destroy that which they did not create. Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s climate alarmism is but a cover for globalism’s own schemes of depopulating the earth and restricting, if not entirely eliminating, legitimate human liberties and the Natural Law right to own private property in the name of “saving the planet.”

We return now to Bergoglio’s “care for creation” message:

If we learn how to listen, we can hear in the voice of creation a kind of dissonance. On the one hand, we can hear a sweet song in praise of our beloved Creator; on the other, an anguished plea, lamenting our mistreatment of this our common home.

The sweet song of creation invites us to practise an “ecological spirituality” ( Laudato Si’, 216), attentive to God’s presence in the natural world. It is a summons to base our spirituality on the “loving awareness that we are not disconnected from the rest of creatures, but joined in a splendid universal communion” (ibid., 220). For the followers of Christ in particular, this luminous experience reinforces our awareness that “all things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being” (Jn 1:3). In this Season of Creation, we pray once more in the great cathedral of creation, and revel in the “grandiose cosmic choir” [2] made up of countless creatures, all singing the praises of God. Let us join Saint Francis of Assisi in singing: “Praise be to you, my Lord, for all your creatures” (cf. Canticle of Brother Sun). Let us join the psalmist in singing, “Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!” (Ps 150:6).

Tragically, that sweet song is accompanied by a cry of anguish. Or even better: a chorus of cries of anguish. In the first place, it is our sister, mother earth, who cries out. Prey to our consumerist excesses, she weeps and implores us to put an end to our abuses and to her destruction. Then too, there are all those different creatures who cry out. At the mercy of a “tyrannical anthropocentrism” (Laudato Si’, 68), completely at odds with Christ’s centrality in the work of creation, countless species are dying out and their hymns of praise silenced. There are also the poorest among us who are crying out. Exposed to the climate crisis, the poor feel even more gravely the impact of the drought, flooding, hurricanes and heat waves that are becoming ever more intense and frequent. Likewise, our brothers and sisters of the native peoples are crying out. As a result of predatory economic interests, their ancestral lands are being invaded and devastated on all sides, “provoking a cry that rises up to heaven” (Querida Amazonia, 9). Finally, there is the plea of our children. Feeling menaced by shortsighted and selfish actions, today’s young people are crying out, anxiously asking us adults to do everything possible to prevent, or at least limit, the collapse of our planet’s ecosystems. (Bergoglio’s Pantheistic Celebration for the Care of Creation.)


This is pure pantheism. It is also pure fantasy as most young people are concerned with their own pleasure and/or career success, not with the junk science of global warming and how to deal with it by the implementation of more and more of the programs that already failed to produce their expected results.

The only thing that cries out to Heaven are the sins of men, including the sins of blasphemers and heretics such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

What about the plea of the murdered unborn children whose souls linger in Limbo, Jorge?

What about the prayers of the Guardian Angels of those people who continue to defile their immortal souls, which have been redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Divine Redeemer, Christ King, during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday, with the very kinds of sins that Vincenzo Paglia and his co-authors believe are but “misunderstood” expressions of “love” and “companionship”?

No, Jorge the Druid listens to the “earth”:

Listening to these anguished cries, we must repent and modify our lifestyles and destructive systems. From its very first pages, the Gospel calls us to “repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near” (Mt 3:2); it summons us to a new relationship with God, and also entails a different relationship with others and with creation. The present state of decay of our common home merits the same attention as other global challenges such as grave health crises and wars. “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience” (Laudato Si’, 217). (Bergoglio’s Pantheistic Celebration for the Care of Creation.)


This is pure naturalism and pantheism all mixed together. Jorge Mario Bergoglio cares not for the decay of souls nor for the decay of and civilizations caused by the fact men are steeped in the very kinds of sins of the flesh and sins against the Sovereignty of God over the sanctity and fecundity of marriage that the likes of Vincenzo Paglia believe are not sins at all. Rank barbarism has become the norm in the major cities of the United States of America because of “woke” prosecutors who believe in suborning the guilty and prosecuting the innocent in addition to crusading on behalf of baby-killing and all manner of perversities of the sort the world has heretofore never seen.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio sees none of this as he lives in a world of delusions created by fear mongers who have predicting an ecological apocalypse for the past half century without any of their predictions coming true. He is a globalist ideologue and and a blind adherent to long since disproved junk scientific theories. Bergolgio has evangelical fervor for all that the enemies of Christ the King and His true Church have designed to institute and then to maintain a New World Order based on anti-Theistic, anti-family, anti-life programs nearly one hundred years after the Soviet Union’s first “five-year program” of social and economic reform. In short, therefore, the so-called “cry of the earth” is a plea on behalf of the globalist elites for worldwide Marxism.

Bergoglio’s call to “listen to creation” is also almost completely identical in substance to what Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict said on July 24, 2007, that is, fifteen years, one day ago:

Today, we all see that man can destroy the foundations of his existence, his earth, hence, that we can no longer simply do what we like or what seems useful and promising at the time with this earth of ours, with the reality entrusted to us. On the contrary, we must respect the inner laws of creation, of this earth, we must learn these laws and obey these laws if we wish to survive. Consequently, this obedience to the voice of the earth, of being, is more important for our future happiness than the voices of the moment, the desires of the moment. In short, this is a first criterion to learn: that being itself, our earth, speaks to us and we must listen if we want to survive and to decipher this message of the earth. And if we must be obedient to the voice of the earth, this is even truer for the voice of human life. Not only must we care for the earth, we must respect the other, others: both the other as an individual person, as my neighbour, and others as communities who live in the world and have to live together. And we see that it is only with full respect for this creature of God, this image of God which man is, and with respect for our coexistence on this earth, that we can develop. And here we reach the point when we need the great moral experiences of humanity. These experiences are born from the encounter with the other, with the community. We need the experience that human freedom is always a shared freedom and can only function if we share our freedom with respect for the values that are common to us all. It seems to me that with these steps it will be possible to make people see the need to obey the voice of being, to respect the dignity of the other, to accept the need to live our respective freedom together as one freedom, and through all this to recognize the intrinsic value that can make a dignified communion of life possible among human beings.  (Meeting with the clergy of the Dioceses of Belluno-Feltre and Treviso in Auronzo di Cadore (July 24, 2007).)

It is necessary to point out that the long-since retired Ratzinger/Benedict’s Modernist demonstrated a fundamental disregard for Catholic Faith and the omnipotence of God in this one remark:

Today, we all see that man can destroy the foundations of his existence, his earth. (Meeting with the clergy of the Dioceses of Belluno-Feltre and Treviso in Auronzo di Cadore (July 24, 2007).)

The earth is not the foundation of human existence. God is the foundation of human existence. Neither the earth or anything on it, including the human beings whose first parents, Adam and Eve, were created specifically and specially by God Himself, exists without having been willed into existence by God, Who is Omnipotence. The earth was created by God to be the temporal home of His visible creation, including the crowning glory of His creative work, man, who was given the power by Him to use the earth responsible for his good purposes. Man does not exist for the earth. The earth exists to serve man as he seeks to save his immortal soul as a member of the Catholic Church and thus return to his true home, Heaven, in the presence of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

As noted above, man can never destroy the earth. Oh, he can do great damage to certain parts of the earth, to be sure. Not even nuclear war, which would kill millions of people and make it difficult for survivors in some parts of the world, would destroy the earth. The earth will end when God chooses to do so by His own power at a time known to Him alone. God created the earth when He spoke the word as is recorded in The Book of Genesis:

In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.And God said: Be light made. And light was made. And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness. And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day.

And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so. And God called the firmament, Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day. God also said: Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done. And God called the dry land, Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1: 1-10)

God created the earth. He alone has the power to end its existence. Those who contend that man can destroy the earth demean the omnipotence of God and do not understand Catholic teaching on eschatology.

Let the pagans “obey the earth.”

Catholics, however, will always listen to the voice of God, Who has spoken to us in Divine Revelation, which consists of Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture, and Who has spoken to us through the instruments of His true popes, each of whom has spoken with the one voice of the Divine Master Himself, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

As persons of faith, we feel ourselves even more responsible for acting each day in accordance with the summons to conversion. Nor is that summons simply individual: “the ecological conversion needed to bring about lasting change is also a community conversion” (ibid., 219). In this regard, commitment and action, in a spirit of maximum cooperation, is likewise demanded of the community of nations, especially in the meetings of the United Nations devoted to the environmental question. (Bergoglio’s Pantheistic Celebration for the Care of Creation.)


Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s reference to “persons of faith” is not limited, of course, to Catholics as he believes that all religions are equally good, equally true, equally pleasing to God, and he even believes that atheists are pleasing in God’s sight, especially if they “do good” and help to “protect creation.” 

I will let Pope Leo XIII provide an appropriate antidote to this madness:

To hold, therefore, that there is no difference in matters of religion between forms that are unlike each other, and even contrary to each other, most clearly leads in the end to the rejection of all religion in both theory and practice. And this is the same thing as atheism, however it may differ from it in name. Men who really believe in the existence of God must, in order to be consistent with themselves and to avoid absurd conclusions, understand that differing modes of divine worship involving dissimilarity and conflict even on most important points cannot all be equally probable, equally good, and equally acceptable to God. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)

Before returning to the text of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s “world day of creation” message, I should take a brief moment to remind the extremely few remaining readers of this website that Jorge Mario Bergoglio believes that what he thinks is the Catholic Church must be subordinate to various Judeo-Masonic bodies of international governance such as the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, the World Court, and the World Bank. He does not accept the fact that the problems of the world are caused by Original Sin and our own Actual Sins and thus believes in the fallacy that human structural reform effected by unelected elites with agendas inimical to the honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity and the good of souls must followed with unwavering fealty.

I return now to Senor Jorge:

The COP27 conference on climate change, to be held in Egypt in November 2022 represents the next opportunity for all to join in promoting the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. For this reason too, I recently authorized the Holy See, in the name of and on behalf of the Vatican City State, to accede to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, in the hope that the humanity of the 21st century “will be remembered for having generously shouldered its grave responsibilities” ( ibid., 65). The effort to achieve the Paris goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C is quite demanding; it calls for responsible cooperation between all nations in presenting climate plans or more ambitious nationally determined contributions in order to reduce to zero, as quickly as possible, net greenhouse gas emissions. This means “converting” models of consumption and production, as well as lifestyles, in a way more respectful of creation and the integral human development of all peoples, present and future, a development grounded in responsibility, prudence/precaution, solidarity, concern for the poor and for future generations. Underlying all this, there is need for a covenant between human beings and the environment, which, for us believers, is a mirror reflecting “the creative love of God, from whom we come and towards whom we are journeying”. [3] The transition brought about by this conversion cannot neglect the demands of justice, especially for those workers who are most affected by the impact of climate change. (Bergoglio’s Pantheistic Celebration for the Care of Creation.)


This is insanity.

Then again, we live in a world of insanity where it is considered “normal” for people to sin, both naturally and unnaturally, against Holy Purity, to “identify” oneself on the basis of one’s perverse inclinations, to “choose” whether he is a male or a female or something else that has yet to be determined by the minds of truly sick people of the sort that used to be locked up in insane asylums a century ago, to be tattooed from head to toe and/or to choose to undergo surgeries and ingest chemicals to make it appear as though one is something he is not.

Insanity must reign supreme in a world where Christ is not King.

We return now to Jorge Mario Bergoglio:

For its part, the COP15 summit on biodiversity, to be held in Canada in December, will offer to the goodwill of governments a significant opportunity to adopt a new multilateral agreement to halt the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of species. According to the ancient wisdom of the Jubilee, we need to “remember, return, rest and restore”. [4] In order to halt the further collapse of biodiversity, our God-given “network of life”, let us pray and urge nations to reach agreement on four key principles: 1. to construct a clear ethical basis for the changes needed to save biodiversity; 2. to combat the loss of biodiversity, to support conservation and cooperation, and to satisfy people’s needs in a sustainable way; 3. to promote global solidarity in light of the fact that biodiversity is a global common good demanding a shared commitment; and 4. to give priority to people in situations of vulnerability, including those most affected by the loss of biodiversity, such as indigenous peoples, the elderly and the young.

Let me repeat: “In the name of God, I ask the great extractive industries – mining, oil, forestry, real estate, agribusiness – to stop destroying forests, wetlands, and mountains, to stop polluting rivers and seas, to stop poisoning food and people”. [5]

How can we fail to acknowledge the existence of an “ecological debt” (Laudato Si’, 51) incurred by the economically richer countries, who have polluted most in the last two centuries; this demands that they take more ambitious steps at COP27 and at COP15. In addition to determined action within their borders, this means keeping their promises of financial and technical support for the economically poorer nations, which are already experiencing most of the burden of the climate crisis. It would also be fitting to give urgent consideration to further financial support for the conservation of biodiversity. Even the economically less wealthy countries have significant albeit “diversified” responsibilities (cf. ibid., 52) in this regard; delay on the part of others can never justify our own failure to act. It is necessary for all of us to act decisively. For we are reaching “a breaking point” (cf. ibid., 61).

During this Season of Creation, let us pray that COP27 and COP15 can serve to unite the human family (cf. ibid., 13) in effectively confronting the double crisis of climate change and the reduction of biodiversity. Mindful of the exhortation of Saint Paul to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep (cf. Rom 12:15), let us weep with the anguished plea of creation. Let us hear that plea and respond to it with deeds, so that we and future generations can continue to rejoice in creation’s sweet song of life and hope. (Bergoglio’s Pantheistic Celebration for the Care of Creation.)


Who is going to listen to my anguished plea at having to read this insanity and to comment upon it?

“Biodiversity” is a species, if you will, of writer Peter Singer’s concept of “speciesism” (see a 2015 interview with him published in The New York Times, Peter Singer: On Racism, Animal Rights and Human Rights), which is a rejection of a hierarchy of creatures willed into existence by God Himself, in Whom Singer does not believe. It is a slogan to denigrate the very existence of hierarchies, starting with God Himself, and thus of denigrating the superiority of the zenith of God’s creative handiwork, the human being, over the lower species as there are no lower species in the minds of such men as Peter Singer.

Although Jorge Mario Bergoglio has not invited Peter Singer to speak in the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River in this time of apostasy and betrayal, his minions have invited the likes of Paul Ehrlich (see Jorge's Band of Theological Racketeers Legitimize Paul Ehrlich), Chelsea Victoria Clinton Mezvinsky, Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr., Anthony Fauci, and his protégé Francis Collins to speak there at various times, including just sixteen months ago:

VATICAN CITY, April 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has announced its fifth International Health Conference on “Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul,” and will host scores of globalist and abortion-promoting speakers such as Chelsea Clinton, the CEOs of abortion-tainted vaccine companies Pfizer and Moderna, the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Anthony Fauci.  

The conference, entitled “Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul. How Innovation and Novel Delivery Systems Improve Human Health,” is due to take place May 6 through 8.  

An incredible 114 speakers are set to appear at the event, which is hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Cura Foundation, the Science and Faith Foundation (STOQ), and Stem For Life (SFLF). 

The speakers include prominent and diverse names such as the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna, the former of which produces abortion pills; the Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Francis Collins, who advocates using fetal tissue in research projects; the head of Google Health, David Feinberg; and Dr. Anthony Fauci from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, whose advice to government officials played a major role in shutting down American churches last year.  

NIH director Francis Collins has a long history of anti-life policies, and has previously acclaimed the “scientific benefits” which come from fetal tissue research, claiming that such work could be conducted “with an ethical framework.”  

He is joined at the Vatican conference by Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, who has firmly aligned himself with the globalist, liberal elite, by banning emails from Republicans and the Trump campaign in the wake of the January 6 Capitol protests, as well as prohibiting all clients from even questioning the 2020 U.S. election. Benioff has a history of promoting LGBT issues, and is described by Time as “one of the most outspoken executives,” for LGBT affairs. 

Also speaking at the conference will be United Nations representative and conservationist Jane Goodall, who supports population controlnew age activist Deepak Chopra; rock guitarist Joe Perry; Mormon Elder William K. Jackson; executive chair of the British Board of Scholars and Imams, Shaykh Dr. Asim Yusuf; pro-abortion model Cindy Crawford; and disgraced ex-prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, Monsignor Dario Viganò. 

Numerous other medical professionals, representatives of U.S. federal agencies, university lecturers, high-ranking company officials, and musicians also form the number of speakers. There are only two Catholic clergy listed amongst the 114 speakers.  

Taking place within Vatican City, the event is being promoted with the social media messaging of “#UniteToPrevent and #UniteToCure.” 

The image promoting the conference (featured at the top of this article) appears to be based on Michelangelo’s famous depiction of the Creation of Adam. In the new image two hands reach towards each other, with both hands covered by disposable gloves.  

Indeed, the logo for the conference is a circle of people linking hands, colored in the tones of the LGBT rainbow flag, and positioned next to the crossed keys and Papal tiara of the Pontiff. 

The event is hosted by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, along with the General Secretary of the STOQ Monsignor Tomasz Trafny, and Robin L. Smith, who is the founder, president and chairman of Cura Foundation and Stem for Life, and vice-president and director of STOQ.  

However, the trio will not be moderating the event, as this role will fall to ten “world-renowned journalists,” such as the executive VP of Forbes Moira Forbes,, Katie Couric, and journalists from major left-wing media corporations such as CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and the Wall Street Journal.  

Will Vatican conference ignore God? 

Perhaps as a sign of the Vatican’s recent declaration of financial difficulties, the conference is supported by numerous large organizations such as Sanford Health, Akkad Holdings, John Templeton Foundation, vaccine company Moderna, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

The first stated aim of the conference is to foster “open dialogue” and to nurture “an interdisciplinary approach to tackle major health care challenges around the globe.” 

Another goal is to “Examine the mind, body and soul interaction and discuss what it means to be human, and how transformative medical technologies are raising new challenges around human enhancement and the interpretation of the mind, body and soul.” 

Given the minute presence of Catholic clergy at the conference, and the moderation by secular journalists, it remains to be seen whether this goal will reference to Catholic teaching on the relation between man and God, and whether it will ignore Catholic theological and philosophical thought regarding the soul.  

Pope Francis’s recent environmental encyclical Laudato Si, is a guiding theme of the three-day conference.  

Quoting from the document, the conference aims to “facilitate a conversation…‘about how we are shaping the future of our planet (...) which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all’.” 

In the ten goals listed for the upcoming 2021 conference, the Pontifical Council for Culture made no reference to God or the Catholic Church.  

As part of the conference, a smaller roundtable event will also take place, entitled “Bridging Science and Faith,” and is directed at the “relationship of religion and spirituality to health and wellbeing, including the relationship between mind, body and soul.” 

Fauci to deliver conference’s opening address 

The opening day of the conference will be headed by an intervention from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Joe Biden’s chief health advisor, who recently assured the World Health Organization of the Biden regime’s commitment to funding abortion, and last year suggested that sex with strangers was safer than receiving Holy Communion during COVID times.  

Fauci has spent more than a year stoking fear in the American public over the Wuhan coronavirus, despite it only having an infection fatality rate of 0.15%, and able to be effectively treated using Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine, vitamin D, and zinc. 

Topics for the conference range from “Are We What We Eat?” and “Human Enhancement,” to “Living Healthily to 120 and Beyond” and “Sustainable Health Care: Protecting Our Environment.” 

Only six of the topics are remotely connected to religion, and deal with themes such as “Religious Dietary Practices and Health” and “How Do You Define the Soul?” 

The conference will also address issues related to the current domination of global affairs by governmental responses to COVID-19. 

Aided by the presence of the CEOs of both Pfizer and Moderna, whose abortion-tainted vaccines are increasingly followed by deaths and serious injuries in the thousands, the conference will discuss the “revolutionising” of cell therapy, as well as “Comprehensive COVID-19 Solutions” and “A New Generation of Vaccines.” 

Pope Francis will close the event by giving the participants a private, virtual “audience.” 

With the first such conference taking place back in 2011, previous events have seen individuals such as pro-LGBT pop star Katy Perry addressing attendees on the subject of transcendental meditation. 

This year’s iteration of the event has the largest number of speakers by far, and with its advertised line up of speakers and topics, looks set to continue the irreligious and anti-Catholic themes of previous conferences. (Vatican to Host Covid-Jab Developers, Big Tech Leaders, Anthony Fauci, and Chelsea Clinton Mezvinsky.)

Putting aside the  conference’s aim to extol the “wonders” of the mRNA gene therapy whose goal is to create “transhumans” for the moment as the subject of the genetic engineering represented by the various vaccines supposedly to “immunize” people from a virus that kills about 0.15% of those it infects that was discussed thoroughly in part twelve of “Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" in 2021, last year’s Vatican conference featured aims and a list of speakers that should be all proof one needs that the counterfeit church of conciliarism is not the Catholic Church. 

Despite the incessant quotations of Protestant, Talmudic and even Mohammedan authors, some of whom are supposed Scripture “scholars” and alleged “theologians,” by the likes of Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II, Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Catholic Church has nothing to learn from non-Catholics and she has no need of “listening” to the “other side” about matters appertaining to the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law that are not open for debate and discussion, modification or review.

The belief that the Catholic Church has anything to “learn” from non-Catholics who are open and completely unapologetic supporters of grave moral evils that offend God, send souls to hell and are thus injurious to the common temporal good, which must be pursued in light of man’s Last End, the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity, implies that she, Holy Mother Church is imperfect in her Divine Constitution. Obviously, both Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and Jorge Mario Bergoglio believe that we have to “learn” from and be “obedient” to the “voice of the earth.”

Bergoglio and his "climate change" ideologues within his false religious sect's hierarchy are the just the latest in a long line of population, globalist, statist, totalitarian, socialist doomsayers who have been predicting that one catastrophic event after another would "life on earth as we know it, if not life itself" for the past fifty years. The "science" suppporting the myth the castrophic consequences of "man-made" climate change is bogus, and it is propagated by alleged "scientists" who receive grants from various national and/or international governmental entities, anti-population foundations and universities who feed off of each other's bogus evidence.

In other words, socialist ideologues who masquerade in white coats as "scientists" and present what appear to be impressive spread sheets contained in "scholarly" articles published by supposedly "respectable" academic journal keep using the same false foundation to come to pre-conceived conclusions that are designed to put pressure on world leaders to curtail a nonexistent "population growth" and to curb their citizens' legitimate freedoms while taxing them into oblivion so that they, the climate change ideologues, can keep earning hefty incomes as they produce their draconian tracts predicting that the "end is near." The proponents of "COP 26, " COP 27," and alll other "COP" conferences believe in depopulating the earth by means of sterilizing agents in "vaccines," something that is a well-documented fact on the continent of Africa but is becoming more evident in the "developed" world because of the gene therapy jabs, contraception, abortion, eugenics, euthanasia, suicide, assisted suicide, physician assisted suicide, "palliative care"/hospice, "brain death"/vital organ vivisection, and the starvation and dehydration of innocent human beings.

This is say nothing of how Bill Gates and others associated with the World Economic Forum have bought up farmland in an effort to force the few remaining family farmers out of business and to replace actual meat with synthetic products made out of insects and whatever else Antichrist's agents of social engineering desire to poison us with in the upcoming decades. It is not an accident that there have been fires are several major chicken processing plants around the United States of America. Nonetheless, however, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, whether wittingly or unwittingly, is fully committed to an agent that seeks to despoil, not save, the planet by modifying, if not eliminating, the means by which God has given to man to sustain himself off of animals, plants and vegetables He created for our physical nourishment and moderate use in those things that are not sinful.

Here are some examples of these dire predictions as found at Fifty Years of Failed Eco-Pocalytpic Predictions

Thanks go to Tony Heller, who first collected many of these news clips and posted them on RealClimateScience


Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to do so today.

None of the apocalyptic predictions with due dates as of today have come true.

What follows is a collection of notably wild predictions from notable people in government and science.

More than merely spotlighting the failed predictions, this collection shows that the makers of failed apocalyptic predictions often are individuals holding respected positions in government and science.

While such predictions have been and continue to be enthusiastically reported by a media eager for sensational headlines, the failures are typically not revisited.

1967: ‘Dire famine by 1975.’


Source: Salt Lake Tribune, November 17, 1967

1969: ‘Everyone will disappear in a cloud of blue steam by 1989.’


Source: New York Times, August 10 1969

1970: Ice age by 2000


Source: Boston Globe, April 16, 1970

1970: ‘America subject to water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980.’


Source: Redlands Daily Facts, October 6, 1970

1971: ‘New Ice Age Coming’


Source: Washington Post, July 9, 1971

1972: New ice age by 2070



Source: NOAA, October 2015

1974: ‘New Ice Age Coming Fast’



Source: The Guardian, January 29, 1974

1974: ‘Another Ice Age?’


Source: TIME, June 24, 1974

1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life’


But no such ‘great peril to life’ has been observed as the so-called ‘ozone hole’ remains:



Sources: Headline

NASA Data | Graph

1976: ‘The Cooling’


Source: New York Times Book Review, July 18, 1976

1980: ‘Acid Rain Kills Life in Lakes’


Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, IN) April 9, 1980

But 10 years later, the US government program formed to study acid rain concluded:


Associated Press, September 6, 1990

1978: ‘No End in Sight’ to 30-Year Cooling Trend


Source: New York Times, January 5, 1978

But according to NASA satellite data there is a slight warming trend since 1979.



1988: James Hansen forecasts increase regional drought in 1990s


But the last really dry year in the Midwest was 1988, and recent years have been record wet.



1988: Washington DC days over 90F to from 35 to 85


But the number of hot days in the DC area peaked in 1911, and have been declining ever since.



1988: Maldives completely under water in 30 years


Source: Agence France Press, September 26, 1988

1989: Rising seas to ‘obliterate’ nations by 2000


Source: Associated Press, June 30, 1989

1989: New York City’s West Side Highway underwater by 2019


Source:, October 23, 2001

1995 to Present: Climate Model Failure



2000: ‘Children won’t know what snow is.’



Source: The Independent, March 20, 2000

2002: Famine in 10 years


Source: The Guardian, December 23, 2002

2004: Britain to have Siberian climate by 2020


Source: The Guardian, February 21, 2004

2008: Arctic will be ice-free by 2018


Source: Associated Press, June 24, 2008

2008: Al Gore warns of ice-free Arctic by 2013


But… it’s still there:


Source:, December 16, 2018

2009: Prince Charles says only 8 years to save the planet


Source: The Independent, July 9, 2009

2009: UK prime minister says 50 days to ‘save the planet from catastrophe’


Source: The Independent: October 20, 2009

2009: Arctic ice-free by 2014


Source: USA Today, December 14, 2009

2013: Arctic ice-free by 2015


Source: The Guardian, July 24, 2013

The paper: (open access)

Gas hydrate dissociation off Svalbard induced by isostatic rebound rather than global warming


Methane seepage from the upper continental slopes of Western Svalbard has previously been attributed to gas hydrate dissociation induced by anthropogenic warming of ambient bottom waters. Here we show that sediment cores drilled off Prins Karls Foreland contain freshwater from dissociating hydrates. However, our modeling indicates that the observed pore water freshening began around 8 ka BP when the rate of isostatic uplift outpaced eustatic sea-level rise. The resultant local shallowing and lowering of hydrostatic pressure forced gas hydrate dissociation and dissolved chloride depletions consistent with our geochemical analysis. Hence, we propose that hydrate dissociation was triggered by postglacial isostatic rebound rather than anthropogenic warming. Furthermore, we show that methane fluxes from dissociating hydrates were considerably smaller than present methane seepage rates implying that gas hydrates were not a major source of methane to the oceans, but rather acted as a dynamic seal, regulating methane release from deep geological reservoirs.


2013: Arctic ice-free by 2016


Source: The Guardian, December 9, 2013

2014: Only 500 days before ‘climate chaos’




Sources: Washington Examiner

(As found on:  Fifty Years of Failed Eco-Pocalytpic Predictions.)

Yet it is that Jorge Mario Bergoglio remains a hardened ideologue who is as incapable of rejecting his false ideological claims as his immediate predecessor, Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, has been incapable of rejecting his “new theology” and the Hegelianism underlying it, and thus it is that the man most people think is the “pope” gives his full support to anti-Theistic, anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-life alarmists who would have no other way of making a living or of empowering themselves to “speak” for the “planet” if they quit hawking their false claims about the imminent end of the earth and barking for the sort of “adjustments” in energy costs that are driving inflation and thus creating the conditions for a worldwide recession.

Indeed, a secular alarmist, either unaware of or unconcerned about the history of false claims recited above, published an article only yesterday, Sunday, July 24, 2022, the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Christina, warning once again that the “end is near”:

High temperature records are being obliterated across western Europe, some of which had been previously set during the heatwave in 2003 that is estimated to have left tens of thousands dead. Raging wildfires are displacing thousands of people, one of the many compounding impacts of the climate crisis. This heatwave is another reminder that we have already breached unsafe levels of global heating.

As our planet warms, these lethal heatwaves will become more frequent and more intense. In fact, we may look back on these years as some of the coolest, compared with what will come if we do not act now. Human life will encounter life-threatening impacts with increasing frequency and mounting consequences. Countless scientific reports have been conveying this reality for decades.

Yet the future is not written in stone. As a geologist who studies climate change and sea level rise, I think it is paramount to remember that we do not have to accept the worst outcomes of global heating, if we act now to sharply reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

The threat that climate breakdown poses to human life should propel us to act – to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. But for many of us, the potential impact of a world that is warmer by one or two degrees remains too abstract until we experience the threat first-hand.

Did you know that when temperatures approach 120 degrees F (48.8 degrees C), many planes cannot operate? My grandfather, an aeronautical engineer, was the first to explain to me how there is less “lift” for the airplanes – that’s what keeps them up in the sky – when the air gets too hot.

Of course, that’s if the runways don’t buckle first, as we witnessed this week in places like Luton airport, where runways are not built to withstand such high temperatures. Train tracks were also mangled by searing heat this week in the UK, disrupting train services across the country. The large-scale crippling of infrastructure we are seeing underscores that we cannot afford to tolerate continued warming.

Strictly speaking, I don’t believe that there is one right temperature for humans to live at. But as things heat up, certain things – like trainsplanes, even human bodies – won’t be able to work the same, or maybe won’t be able to work at all. It is heartbreaking that we have not yet mustered the political will to meet this challenge.

The fossil fuel industry is a lucrative business. And oil and gas companies have repeatedly used their money to denydelay and even deflect the blame of the climate crisis to individuals. In the same week that this most recent heatwave struck, as if on cue, there was yet another failed attempt to pass climate legislation in the United States – this time thwarted by US senator Joe Manchin, who profits handsomely from the fossil fuel industry.

We still have options. But it is time to act.

Declaring a state of emergency for our climate may acknowledge the crisis but does not immediately convey that we are the ones actively committing us to this danger. Herein lies the good news, however: as the cause of our rapidly warming climate, we also have the power to be the solution.

To be clear, this is not about saving the planet, per se – as a geologist I can tell you that the Earth has been here for 4.5bn years and that I am not concerned about the planet surviving human-driven global warming. What I worry about is how humans will fare in this warmer world.

This planet will not be the same. Even at only about 1.1C of global warming to date – an amount of warming that many refer to as “safe” and acceptable – we are already suffering severe consequences, including heatwaves that are more frequent and more intense.

How much more suffering must we endure? That is squarely up to us. While we cannot change the past, we can control how this plays out in the future. (Unless we act soon, this heatwave is just a taste of things to come.)

This a "foretaste," all right, but the "things to come" are the fires sent by God to detroy the earth on the Last Day at that time known to Him from all eternity and on which will take place the General Judgment of the living and the dead., and those who have died in a state of final impetience will have their bodies joined back unto their souls to be sent body and soul into the fires that have no end. Those are "things to come" about which we should worry, not the rising climatogical temperatures that are making for a brutally hot summer in 2022. Remember, penance is better than ever in 2022.

As a secular commentator has noted by way of retort to this hysteria, this is all a power grab on the part of angry and scared apparatchiks who do not want to admit that the Supreme Court of the United States of America’s decision in the case of State of West Virginia v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, June 30, 2022, reined in their endless issuance of policies and regulations that have the force of law even though they were never passed by Congress and, quite indeed, were meant to bypass Congress altogether in the name of “doing something” to stop what they do not realize is a chastisement for our sins.

Catholics, however, know that the forces of the natural world have been rent asunder by Original Sin. That is, the disobedience of our first parents, Adam to Eve, was so profound that the perfect balance and harmony that existed in nature itself was ruptured, demonstrating the fact that the disruption caused in human nature and in man's original relationship to God by Original Sin has far-reaching consequences in our daily lives. Each one of our Actual Sins causes disruptions and disorders in our own immortal souls and each one of Actual Sins further disturbs the elements of nature, which should give us some pause to consider the horror of sin and why we must abhor it in our daily lives and to seek make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

If one doubts that the elements of the world are not disturbed by the sins of men, as even some traditionally minded Catholics do not seem to believe, then it would be advisable to do a "reality check" by considering these words written under the inspiration of the God the Holy Ghost by Moses in The Book of Genesis:

And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times, It repented him that he had made man on the earth. And being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart, He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man even to beasts, from the creeping thing even to the fowls of the air, for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noe found grace before the Lord. These are the generations of Noe: Noe was a just and perfect man in his generations, he walked with God. And he begot three sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth.

And the earth was corrupted before God, and was filled with iniquity. And when God had seen that the earth was corrupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth,) He said to Noe: The end of all flesh is come before me, the earth is filled with iniquity through them, and I will destroy them with the earth. (Genesis 6: 6-13.)

God punished men by means of the Flood because of their persistence in sins. He deigned to save Noe and his family, commanding Noe to take with him two of every kind, one male and one female of the species He had created. We do not need archeological evidence to "prove" the fact of the Flood, although such evidence abounds and, without a doubt, is useful. No, all we need to do is to accept the inerrant Word of God, Who inspired Moses to record for all posterity what had happened in the days of Noe. We also have the testimony of Truth Himself, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who said:

But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone. And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark, And they knew not till the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be. Then two shall be in the field: one shall be taken, and one shall be left. (Matthew 24: 36-40)

We are indeed living in times similar to those of Noe. Men are making merry each day, oblivious to the need to convert or return to the Catholic Church, heedless of the necessity of seeking Absolution from a validly ordained Catholic priest for each one of their Mortal Sins committed after Baptism, scoffing at the Sacrament of Penance that Our Lord Himself instituted, as is recorded in the Gospel According to Saint John:

He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained. (John 20: 21-23)

As the commentary in the Douay-Rheims Bible notes of verse twenty-three:

"Whose sins"... See here the commission, stamped by the broad seal of heaven, by virtue of which the pastors of Christ's church absolve repenting sinners upon their confession. 

Thus it is, ladies and gentlemen, that natural disasters have always been a means used by God to get the attention of His children, reminding the just to persevere in a state of Sanctifying Grace and teaching the wayward and the wicked to reform their lives lest their die in states of final impenitence. The fact that particular persons may die or lose their life's material possessions, including their very homes, in a flash flood or an earthquake or a fire or during a hurricane or a tornado does not mean that they are particularly guilty of any Mortal Sin, only that each person must be prepared for their deaths at all times and take seriously their responsibility to live as Catholics in a state of Sanctifying Grace so as to be ready for the moment of their own Particular Judgments by making reparation for his own sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.

The ways of God are inscrutable. A soul who is in love with God as He has revealed Himself exclusively through His true Church accepts whatever crosses come his way each day, understanding that each has been fashioned from all eternity by the very hand of God Himself and is to be given back to Him with joy through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother. A soul who is in love with God as He has revealed Himself exclusively through His true Church understands that the graces won for us by the shedding of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces, are sufficient to carry our crosses, which are sent to us to help us to make reparation for our sins--and those of the whole world, detaching ourselves from this passing world by longing more and more for the things of Heaven in this life as a preparation for the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven.

The words of Holy Job come to mind here:

And said: Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord so is it done: blessed be the name of the Lord. In all these things Job sinned not by his lips, nor spoke he any foolish thing against God.  (Job 1: 21-22)

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Himself put in this way in the Sermon on the Mount:

Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal.

For where thy treasure is, there is thy heart also. The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be lightsome. But if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be darksome. If then the light that is in thee, be darkness: the darkness itself how great shall it be! No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat: and the body more than the raiment?

Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they? And which of you by taking thought, can add to his stature by one cubit? And for raiment why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. And if the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, God doth so clothe: how much more you, O ye of little faith?

Be not solicitous therefore, saying, What shall we eat: or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6: 19-34)

Natural disasters are not only ways by which God gets our "attention" in order that we will understand our mortality and the reality of the Particular Judgment, He permits these to occur so that we can be more and more detached from material possessions, none of which count for anything at that moment of the Particular Judgment and do not define our identity or our worth while we live as members of the Church Militant on earth. While it is indeed a tragedy that a person might lose his home and possessions, requiring others to get out of themselves and to show true compassion for others in the midst of tragedy by performing the Corporal and, quite possibly, Spiritual Works of Mercy (which is another "hidden" spiritual benefit of disasters), we must remember that the greatest tragedy of all is to die in a state of final impenitence. Nothing we accomplish on the face of this earth matters if we die in a state of final impenitence. Nothing we fail to accomplish in material terms on the face of this earth matters if we die in a State of Sanctifying Grace. We must think supernaturally, not naturalistically, at all times in our lives.

Catholics of the Fourteenth Century accepted the Black Death as a punishment from God for the sins of mankind. There is little such realization even in the minds of most Catholics today, largely as a result of conciliarism's de facto embrace of the heresy of universal salvation, which is itself an embrace of the anti-Incarnational errors of Modernity, stemming in large measure, although not exclusively, from the antinomianism (the belief that one can do and believe pretty much one desires and still save his soul) that was born of Protestantism and a veritable potpourri of Judeo-Masonic sources. Most people today live in terror of natural disasters, desiring to prolong physical life as an ultimate end in and of itself so as to enjoy the fleeting pleasure offered in this passing, mortal vale of tears, being unwilling to accept the reality of death and the necessity of voluntarily renouncing legitimate pleasure in order to live penitentially to make reparation for one's own sins and those of the whole world, which is of the essence of Our Lady's Fatima Message.

Every sin we commit, no matter how small, requires a repayment to God of the debt incurred by its commission. Our Lord made this point in the parable of the ungrateful steward, one of the proofs that Holy Mother Church uses for the existence of Purgatory and the fact that one does not leave the fires of the Church Suffering until he has paid back every debt that he has incurred because of his sins:

Then came Peter unto him and said: Lord, how often shall my brother offend against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith to him: I say not to thee, till seven times; but till seventy times seven times. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants. And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him, that owed him ten thousand talents. And as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.

But that servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go and forgave him the debt. But when that servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow servants that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest. And his fellow servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he paid the debt.

Now his fellow servants seeing what was done, were very much grieved, and they came and told their lord all that was done. Then his lord called him; and said to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt, because thou besoughtest me: Shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee? And his lord being angry, delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt. So also shall my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts. (Matthew 18: 21-35)

Cities and nations must be punished for the collective sins of their people, especially when cities and nations promote sin under cover of law under the guise of "popular sovereignty" or "civil liberty" or in the name of this or that naturalistic ideology (I know, an oxymoron, I know). It is thus good to review exactly what happened to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha:

And when the men rose up from thence, they turned their eyes towards Sodom: and Abraham walked with them, bringing them on the way. And the Lord said: Can I hide from Abraham what I am about to do: Seeing he shall become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed? For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham's sake the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him. And the Lord said: The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha is multiplied, and their sin is become exceedingly grievous.

I will go down and see whether they have done according to the cry that is come to me: or whether it be not so, that I may know. And they turned themselves from thence, and went their way to Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood before the Lord. And drawing nigh he said: Wilt thou destroy the just with the wicked? If there be fifty just men in the city, shall they perish withal? and wilt thou not spare that place for the sake of the fifty just, if they be therein? Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked, this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.

And the Lord said to him: If I find in Sodom fifty just within the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake. And Abraham answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes. What if there be five less than fifty just persons? wilt thou for five and forty destroy the whole city? And he said: I will not destroy it, if I find five and forty. And again he said to him: But if forty be found there, what wilt thou do? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of forty. Lord, saith he, be not angry, I beseech thee, if I speak: What if thirty shall be found there? He answered: I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

Seeing, saith he, I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty. I beseech thee, saith he, be not angry, Lord, if I speak yet once more: What if ten should be found there? And he said: I will not destroy it for the sake of ten. And the Lord departed, after he had left speaking to Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place. (Genesis 16: 16-33)

And he said to him: Behold also in this, I have heard thy prayers, not to destroy the city for which thou hast spoken. Make haste and be saved there, because I cannot do any thing till thou go in thither. Therefore the name of that city was called Segor. The sun was risen upon the earth, and Lot entered into Segor. And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.

And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt. And Abraham got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord, He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace. (Genesis 19: 21-28.) 

Are not the sins of Sodom and Gomorrha being promoted under cover of law and in many aspects of our popular culture today?

Do we think that God is pleased with the fact that each of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, including the sin of Sodom, is glorified in popular culture, and actually protected by means of the civil law in many states of the United States of America?

Our Lord is using the natural forces of this world to chastise us all for our sins and those of the whole world. He is doing this in part to detach His children from the things, people, places, and even the agitations of this passing world that the adversary uses to distract people from praying more Rosaries, spending more time reading Sacred Scripture and reading sound, doctrinally orthodox books about the lives of the saints and the history of Holy Mother Church.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is not a defender of the Catholic Faith as he does hold it to be true as it has been passed down to us through the centuries from Pentecost Sunday to the present time under the infallible guidance of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost. He is a heretic doctrinally, a blasphemer against Our Lord, His Most Blessed Mother and many saints, a liturgical individualist despite all his protestations against individualism, and a veritable Henny Penny who is always crying that “creation” is on the verge of a collapse of its ecosystems at a time when souls are going down to the abyss of hell from which there is no escape.

Be not deceived and keep close to the Mother of God by praying as many Rosaries each day as your state-in-life permits as we pray at the end of each decade, "O my Jesus, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need."

A Few Words About Saint James the Greater, the Moorslayer


Today, Monday, July 25, 2022, in the Feast of Saint James the Greater, one of the two sons of Zebedee. Along with this pure brother, Saint John the Evangelist, who had laid his head on the chest of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ at the Last Supper and was the only Apostle who stood at the foot of the Holy Cross, were among the first of the twelve Apostles who were chosen to accompany Our Lord during the duration of His Public Life and Ministry and to serve Him as bishops and priests during Holy Mother Church’s infancy:

And leaving the city Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capharnaum on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim; [14] That it might be fulfilled which was said by Isaias the prophet: [15] Land of Zabulon and land of Nephthalim, the way of the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:

[16] The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up. [17] From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. [18] And Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishers). [19] And he saith to them: Come ye after me, and I will make you to be fishers of men. [20] And they immediately leaving their nets, followed him.

[21] And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and he called them. [22] And they forthwith left their nets and father, and followed him. [23] And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom: and healing all manner of sickness and every infirmity, among the people. [24] And his fame went throughout all Syria, and they presented to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and such as were possessed by devils, and lunatics, and those that had palsy, and he cured them: [25] And much people followed him from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond the Jordan. (Matthew 4: 13-25.)

Along with Saint Peter and his own brother, Saint John, Saint James had the privilege of being chosen by His Divine Master to accompany Him to Mount Thabor to see Him transfigured in glory. He was similarly called by Our Lord to accompany during His Agony in the Garden, repaying Him for this singular privilege by falling as fast asleep as had Saints Peter and John:

And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: [2] And he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow. [3] And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him. [4] And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. [5] And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.

[6] And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face, and were very much afraid. [7] And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them, Arise, and fear not. [8] And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus. [9] And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead (Matthew 17: 1-9.)

[32] And they came to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his disciples: Sit you here, while I pray. [33] And he taketh Peter and James and John with him; and he began to fear and to be heavy. [34] And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here, and watch. [35] And when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the ground; and he prayed, that if it might be, the hour might pass from him.

[36] And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: remove this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt. [37] And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour? [38] Watch ye, and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. [39] And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words. [40] And when he returned, he found them again asleep, (for their eyes were heavy,) and they knew not what to answer him.

[41] And he cometh the third time, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take your rest. It is enough: the hour is come: behold the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. (Mark: 32-41).

Most of the work that Saint James has done for Holy Mother Church, however, came after execution by Herod Agrippa, making him the Protomartyr of the Apostles as explained in the Acts of the Apostles:

[1] And at the same time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands, to afflict some of the church. [2] And he killed James, the brother of John, with the sword. [3] And seeing that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to take up Peter also. (Acts 12: 1-3.)

As contained in The New English Edition of the Mystical City of God, Our Lady described the martyrdom of Saint James the Greater as follows:

392. Our great Apostle St. James came to Jerusalem at a time when that whole city was very much incensed against the disciples and followers of Christ our Lord. This new indignation had been secretly roused by the demons, instilling more of their poisonous breath into the hearts of the perfidious Jews, inflaming them with zeal for their law and emulation against the new evangelical law on the occasion of the preaching of St. Paul, who though he remained not more than fifteen days in Jerusalem, nevertheless in that short time by the divine power had converted many and excited the wonder and admiration of all the people. And though the unbelieving Jews felt somewhat relieved by the news he had left Jerusalem, yet they were again thrown into consternation by the speedy arrival of St. James, who showed no less zeal and heavenly wisdom in proclaiming the name of Christ our Redeemer. Lucifer, who was not ignorant of his arrival, urged and augmented the indignation of the high priests, priests and scribes so the new preacher might serve his desire of injecting more venom into those he desired to stir up and disturb. St. James began to preach most fervently the name of the Crucified and his mysterious Death and Resurrection. In the first few days he converted to the faith some of the Jews, among whom were especially Hermogenes and Philetus, both of them magicians and sorcerers who had a pact with the demon. Hermogenes was deeply versed in magic and Philetus was his disciple. The Jews wanted to engage the services of these two in order either to overcome St. James in dispute, or if that was impossible to take away his life by their magic arts.

393. This wickedness the demons plotted to execute by means of the Jews as instruments of their iniquity, for the demons themselves could not come near St. James, terrified of the divine grace which they felt in him. In order to begin the dispute with the two magicians Philetus entered first, arguing with St. James so if he could not conclude with victory Hermogenes, as the more skillful master in the magic art, could enter the combat. Philetus brought forth his sophistical and false arguments, but the holy Apostle spoke with such wisdom and force that all his sophisms yielded as the darkness before the light. Philetus was overcome and converted to the truth of Christ, becoming from that time on a defender of the Apostle and his doctrine. But fearing the diabolical arts of his master Hermogenes he sought the protection of St. James. The holy Apostle gave him a piece of cloth or linen which he had received from most holy Mary, and with this relic Philetus protected himself against the power of Hermogenes for some days until the latter himself entered the dispute.

394. Although Hermogenes feared St. James he could not evade the meeting because he had pledged himself to the Jews to enter the dispute and convince him; hence he tried to enforce his errors by more cogent arguments than his disciple. Yet all he could do was unavailing against the heavenly force and wisdom of the Apostle, which was like an impetuous torrent. He brought Hermogenes to silence and obliged him to confess his belief in the mysteries of the faith of Christ just as he had done with Philetus; both of them accepted the faith and doctrine preached by the Apostle. The demons were irritated against Hermogenes, and by the power they had acquired over him they began to abuse him because of his conversion. Since he learned how Philetus had defended himself by the relic obtained from the Apostle, he sought a like favor against his enemies. St. James gave him the scarf he had used in his travels, and with it Hermogenes put to flight the demons and made them powerless to approach or afflict him further. 395. These conversions and others made by St. James in Jerusalem were hastened by the tearful sighs and prayers of the great Queen in her retreat at Ephesus, where as I have often said (80, 158, etc.) She knew by vision all that was done by the Apostles and the other faithful of the Church, and particularly what happened with the beloved Apostle James for whom She was especially solicitous as being so near his martyrdom. Hermogenes and Philetus persevered for some time in the faith of Christ, but afterwards they fell away and lost it in Asia as is evident from the second epistle to Timothy (1:15), where St. Paul says that Phigellus (or Philetus) and Hermogenes had left him. Although the seed of the faith had sprung up in the hearts of these men it took no sufficient root to resist the temptations of the demon,* whom they had served and familiarly entertained for such a long time. The evil and perverse inclinations of their vices still remained and again prevailed, withdrawing them from the faith they had accepted.

396. When the Jews saw their hopes frustrated by the conviction and conversion of Philetus and Hermogenes they were filled with new anger against the Apostle St. James, and they determined to put an end to his life. For this purpose they bribed Democritus and Lysias, centurions of the Roman militia, to furnish them with soldiers for the arrest of the Apostle. In order to hide their treachery they were to raise a feigned quarrel or disturbance on a certain day during his preaching and thus get him within their power. The execution of this wicked plot was left to Abiathar, the high priest of that year, and to Josias, a scribe of the same spirit as the high priest. They executed their scheme as they had planned it, for while the Saint was preaching to the people about the mystery of the Redemption, proving it to them with admirable wisdom from the testimonies of the ancient writings and moving his audience to tears of compunction, the priest and the scribe were roused to diabolical fury. Giving the signal to the Roman soldiers the priest sent Josias to throw a rope around the neck of St. James and he fell upon him, proclaiming him a disturber of the people and the author of a new religion in opposition to the Roman Empire.

397. Then Democritus and Lysias rushed up with their soldiers and brought the Apostle bound to Herod, the son of Archelaus, who also had been prepared interiorly by the cunning and malice of Lucifer and exteriorly by the malice and hatred of the Jews. Thus doubly incited Herod began against the disciples of the Lord, whom he abhorred, the persecution mentioned by St. Luke in chapter XII of the Acts of the Apostles (v. 1ff.), and sent his soldiers to afflict and imprison them. He instantly commanded St. James to be beheaded as the Jews had asked. Incredible was the joy of the holy Apostle at being seized and bound like his Master, and at seeing himself conducted to the place where he was to pass from this mortal life to eternal life through martyrdom as he had been informed by the Queen of heaven (385). He rendered most humble gratitude for this benefit and publicly reiterated the open profession of his faith in Christ our Lord. Remembering the petition he had made in Ephesus that She be present at his death (384), he called upon Her from his inmost soul.

398. Most holy Mary from her oratory heard these prayers of the beloved Apostle and her cousin, for She was attentive to all that happened to him, and She helped and favored him with her own efficacious petitions. While She prayed She saw a great multitude of Angels and supreme spirits from all the hierarchies descending from heaven, part of them surrounding the Apostle in Jerusalem as he was led to the place of execution, while numerous others approached their Queen at Ephesus, and one of the highest said to Her: “Empress of heaven and our Lady, the most high Lord and God bids you to immediately hasten to Jerusalem to console his great servant James, assist him in his death, and grant all his loving and holy desires.” This favor most holy Mary received with great joy and gratitude, and She praised the Most High for the protection granted to those who trust in his mercy and put their lives in his hands. In the meantime the Apostle was led to his martyrdom, and on the way there he wrought many miracles for the all the sick and ailing, and for some possessed by the devil, and all of them left him healthy and freed from the demons. Since the word had been spread that Herod commanded him to be beheaded, many of the needy came seeking their remedy before being deprived of their common consolation.

399. At the same time the holy Angels placed their great Queen and Lady upon a most refulgent throne (as I have related on other occasions [165, 193, 325, 349]) and carried Her to Jerusalem to the place where St. James had been taken to be executed. The holy Apostle fell upon his knees in order to offer his life to the Most High in sacrifice, and when he raised his eyes toward heaven he saw in the air in his presence the Queen of heaven Herself, whom he had been invoking in his heart. He beheld Her clothed in divine splendors and great beauty, surrounded by the multitude of Angels who attended upon Her. By this heavenly spectacle James was entirely inflamed in the ardors of new joy and charity, the impetus of which moved his entire heart and faculties. He desired to cry out acclaiming most holy Mary as the Mother of God himself and the Mistress of all creation, but one of the sovereign spirits restrained him in this fervent desire and said: “James, servant of our Creator, restrain within thy own bosom these precious sentiments and do not manifest to the Jews the presence and assistance of our Queen, for they are not worthy or capable of knowing Her, but instead of reverencing Her would only harden themselves in their hatred.”Thus advised the Apostle restrained himself, and moving his lips in silence he spoke to the heavenly Queen as follows:

400. “Mother of my Lord Jesus Christ, my Lady and Protectress, Thou consolation of the afflicted and refuge of the needy, in this hour bestow upon me, my Lady, thy so much desired blessing. Offer for me to thy Son and Redeemer of the world the sacrifice of my life, since I am burning with desire to be a holocaust for the glory of his holy Name. Today let thy most pure and spotless hands be the altar of my sacrifice, so it may become acceptable in the eyes of Him who died for me upon the cross. Into thy hands, and through them into the hands of my Creator, I commend my spirit.” Having said these words, and keeping his eyes fixed upon Mary most holy, who spoke to his heart, the holy Apostle was beheaded by the executioner. The great Lady and Queen of the world (O wonderful condescension!) received the soul of the beloved Apostle, and placing him at her side on the throne ascended with him to the empyrean heaven and presented him to her divine Son. As most holy Mary entered the heavenly court with this offering She caused new joy and accidental glory to all the heavenly inhabitants and was received with songs of praise. The Most High received the soul of James and placed him in eminent glory among the princes of his people. Most holy Mary, prostrate before the throne of the Almighty, composed a song of praise and thanksgiving for the first triumphal martyrdom gained by one of his Apostles. On this occasion the great Lady did not see the Divinity by intuitive vision but by an abstractive one such as I have described before; yet the blessed Trinity filled Her with new blessings and favors for Herself and for the holy Church, for which She had made great petitions. All the saints likewise blessed Her, and then the holy Angels brought Her back to her oratory in Ephesus where during this time an Angel had impersonated Her. Upon arriving the heavenly Mother of virtues prostrated Herself as usual in order to give thanks to the Most High for all that had happened.

401. The disciples of St. James during the following night secured his sacred body and secretly brought it to Jaffa, where by divine disposition they embarked with it for Galicia in Spain. The heavenly Lady sent an Angel to guide and accompany them to the port where according to the divine will they were to disembark. Although they did not see the Angel they felt his protection during the whole voyage, and often in a miraculous manner. Thus Spain, just as it owed its first instruction in the faith so deeply rooted in the hearts of its people to the protection lavished by most holy Mary upon the Apostle, now also owes to Her the possession of his sacred body for its consolation and defense. St. James died in the year forty-one of our Lord, on the twenty-fifth of March, five years and seven months after he set out to preach in Spain. According to this count and that which I gave above (198, 376) the martyrdom of St. James happened seven full years after the death of our Savior Jesus Christ.

402. That his martyrdom was at the end of March is clear from chapter XII of the Acts of the Apostles (v. 3), where St. Luke says because of the rejoicings of the Jews at the death of St. James Herod imprisoned also St. Peter with the intention of beheading him after the feast of the Pasch (Ib. 4), which was that of the paschal lamb or of unleavened bread, and the Jews celebrated this feast on the fourteenth of the moon of March. From this passage it appears the imprisonment of St. Peter was during this Pasch or very near it, and the death of St. James had preceded it by a few days, since the fourteenth of the moon of March in the year forty-one, according to our present computation of the years and months, occurred in the last days of March. Accordingly the death of St. James happened on the twenty-fifth, before the fourteenth of the moon, and soon thereafter took place the imprisonment of St. Peter and the Pasch of the Jews. The holy Church does not celebrate the feast of St. James on the day of his death because it falls on the same day as the Incarnation, and ordinarily also in the time of the Passion of the Lord. It was therefore transferred to the twenty-fifth of July, which is the day of the translation of the body of the holy Apostle to Spain.

403. The death of St. James and the haste of Herod in inflicting it greatly increased the most impious cruelty of the Jews, for in the savage brutality of the wicked king they saw a valuable means of pursuing their vengeance against the followers of Christ our Lord. Lucifer and his demons were of like opinion; they by their suggestions, and the Jews by their insistent flatteries, persuaded him to seize St. Peter, as indeed he did as a favor to the Jews, whom he desired to satisfy for his temporal ends. The demons stood in great awe of the Vicar of Christ due to the power emanating from him against them, and hence they secretly sought to hasten his imprisonment. St. Peter, bound with many chains, lay in the dungeon awaiting his execution after the Pasch (Acts 12:4). Although the undaunted heart of the Apostle was as free from anxiety or solicitude as if he had been at liberty, yet the whole body of the Church of Jerusalem was in consternation, and all of the disciples and faithful were greatly afflicted at the news that Herod was to execute him without delay. In their affliction they multiplied their prayers and petitions to the Lord for the preservation of St. Peter (Ib. 5), whose death threatened the whole Church with great havoc and tribulation. They invoked also the protection and powerful intercession of most holy Mary, from whom they all expected deliverance. (Venerable Mary of Agreda, The New English Edition of The Mystical City of God, The Coronation, Book VIII, Chapter 8.)

What cause for fear should we have today when we are living in the midst of the start of open persecutions against the Holy Faith?

We have Our Lady’s protection now as the Apostles had, meaning that we must have the same trust in her assistance now, and at the hour of death as possessed by Saint James the Greater and that we must never flinch in our willingness to give up everything, including our own lives, for the Holy Faith.

Dom Prosper Gueranger heaped deserving praise upon Saint James, who served Our Lord well as a bishop for eleven years before his martyrdom and then served as the Moorslayer to come to the assistance of Spanish Catholics who begged him, their patron, for his help in fighting Mohammedans on white horse with his sword, a sight that struck justifiable fear in the hearts of those who followed the false, blasphemous and heretical teachings of the false prophet and pedophile named Mohammed. Dom Prosper explained that only Saint Peter himself among the Apostles is deserving of more praise than the son of Zebedee whose after death reminds us that “The life of the Saints is never cut short; their death, ever precious, is still more so when in the cause of God it seems to come before the time.”

Dom Prosper Gueranger explained also that “Among the Saints of God, there is not who manifested more evidently how elect keep us after death an interest in the works confided to them by our Lord."

Let us today hail the bright star which once made Compostella so resplendent with its rays that the obscure town became, like Jerusalem and Rome, a center of attraction to the piety of the whole world. As long as the Christian empire lasted, the sepulcher of St. James the Great rivaled in glory that of St. Peter himself.

Among the Saints of God, there is not one who manifested more evidently how the elect keep up after death an interest in the works confided to them by our Lord. The life of St. James after his call to the Apostolate was but short; and the result of his labors in Spain, his allotted portion, appeared to be a failure. Scarcely had he, in his rapid course, taken possession of the land of Iberia when, impatient to drink the chalice which would satisfy his continual desire to be close to his Lord, he opened by martyrdom the heavenward procession of the twelve, which was to be closed by the other son of Zebedee. O Salome, who didst give them both to the world, and didst present to Jesus their ambitious prayer, rejoice with a double joy: thou art not repulsed; he who made the hearts of mothers is thine abettor. Did he not, to the exclusion of all others except Simon his Vicar, choose thy two sons as witnesses of the greatest works of his power, admit them to the contemplation of his glory on Thabor, and confide to them his sorrow unto death in the garden of his agony? And today thy eldest born becomes the first-born in heaven of the sacred college; the protomartyr of the Apostles repays, as far as in him lies, the special love of Christ our Lord.

But how was he a messenger of the faith, since the sword of Herod Agrippa put such a speedy end to his mission? And how did he justify his name of son of thunder, since his voice was heard by a mere handful of disciples in a desert of infidelity?

This new name, another special prerogative of the two brothers, was realized by John in his sublime writings, wherein as by lightning flashes he revealed to the world the deep things of God; it was the same in his case as in that of Simon, who having been called Peter by Christ, was also made by him the foundation of the Church: the name given by the Man-God was a prophecy, not an empty title. With regard to James too, then, Eternal Wisdom cannot have been mistaken. Let it not be thought that the sword of any Herod could frustrate the designs of the Most High upon the men of his choice. The life of the Saints is never cut short; their death, ever precious, is still more so when in the cause of God it seems to come before the time. It is then that with double reason we may say their works follow them; God, himself, being bound in honor, both for his own sake and for theirs, to see that nothing is wanting to their plenitude. As a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, says the Holy Ghost, and in time there shall be respect had to them. The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds. They shall judge nations, and rule over peoples; and their Lord shall reign for ever. How literally was this Divine oracle to be fulfilled with regard to our Saint!

Nearly eight centuries, which to the heavenly citizens are but as a day, had passed over that tomb in the North of Spain, where two disciples had secretly laid the Apostle’s body. During that time, the land of his inheritance, which he had so rapidly traversed, had been overrun first by Roman idolaters, then by Arian barbarians, and when the day of hope seemed about to dawn, a deeper night was ushered in by the Crescent, One day lights were seen glimmering over the briars that covered the neglected monument; attention was drawn to the spot, which henceforth went by the name of the field of stars. But what are those sudden shouts coming down from the mountains and echoing through the valleys? Who is this unknown chief rallying against an immense army the little worn-out troop whose heroic valor could not yesterday save it from defeat? Swift as lightning, and bearing in one hand a white standard with a red cross, he rushes with drawn sword upon the panic-stricken foe, and dyes the feet of his charger in the blood of 70,000 slain. Hail to the chief of the holy war, of which we have so often made mention! Saint James! Saint James! Forward, Spain! It is the reappearance of the Galilæan Fisherman, whom the Man-God once called from the barque where he was mending his nets; of the elder son of thunder, now free to hurl the thunderbold upon these new Samaritans, who pretend to honor the unity of God by making Christ no more than a prophet. Henceforth, James shall be to Christian Spain the firebrand which the Prophet saw, devouring all the people round about, to the right hand and to the left, until Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place in Jerusalem.

And when, after six centuries and a half of struggle, his standard bearers, the Catholic kings, had succeeded in driving the infidel hordes beyond the seas, the valiant leader of the Spanish armies laid aside his bright armor, and the slayer of Moors became once more a messenger of the faith. As fisher of men, he entered his barque, and gathering around it the gallant fleets of a Christopher Columbus, a Vasco di Gama, an Albuquerque, he led them over unknown seas to lands that had never yet heard the name of the Lord. For his contribution to the labors of the twelve, James drew ashore his well-filled nets from West and East and South, from new worlds, renewing Peter’s astonishment at the sight of such captures. He, whose apostolate seemed at the time of Herod III, to have been crushed in the bud before bearing any fruit, may say with St. Paul: I have no way come short of them that are above measure Apostles, for by the grace of God I have labored more abundantly than all they (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Time After Pentecost, Volume IV, Book 13, pp. 180-183.)

The valiant witness of the privileged Saint James the Greater were recorded in Holy Mother Church’s Divine Office as follows:

James, the Son of Zebedee and brother of the Apostle John, was a Galilean, and with his brother one of the first of His Apostles whom the Lord called, whileas they were in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets and they immediately left the ship, and their father, and followed Him. Matth. iv. 21, 22. And He surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder. Mark iii. 17. Peter, and James, and John, were the three Apostles whom the Saviour loved best; them He took and brought up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them, Matth. xvii. 1,2; when He went to the house of the ruler of the synagogue to raise his daughter from the dead, He suffered no man to follow Him save Peter, and James, and John, Mark v. 37; and, at the last, just before the Jews took Him, when He cometh unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples: Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. Matth. xxvi. 36, 37.

After that Jesus Christ was ascended into heaven, James preached how that He was God, and led many in Judaea and Samaria to the Christian Faith. A while afterward, he went to Spain, and there he brought some to Christ, of whom seven were afterwards ordained Bishops by Blessed Peter, and were the first such sent into that country. From Spain James went back to Jerusalem, where he taught the Faith to diverse persons, and, among others, to the Magian Hermogenes. Thereupon Herod Agrippa, who had been raised to the kingdom under the Emperor Claudius, to curry favour with the Jews, condemned James to death for his firm confession that Jesus Christ is God. The officer who led James to the judgment-seat, at sight of the courage wherewith he was ready to offer up his testimony, declared himself also to be a Christian.

As they were being hurried to execution, this man asked pardon of James, and the Apostle kissed him, saying, Peace be unto thee. James healed a paralytic, and immediately afterwards both the prisoners were beheaded. The body of the Apostle was afterwards taken to Compostella, (in the province of Galicia, in Spain,) where his grave is very famous. Multitudes of pilgrims from all parts of the earth betake themselves thither to pray, out of sheer piety or in fulfilment of vows. The Birthday of James is kept by the Church upon this day, which is that of the bringing of his body to Compostella. It was about Easter-time Acts xii. 2-4 that he bore witness to Jesus Christ with his blood, at Jerusalem, being the first of the Apostles to do so. (The Divine Office, Feast of Saint James, July 25.)

As is explained in The New English Edition of the Mystical of God, Our Lady visited Saint James the Greater as he was doing his missionary work in Saragossa on the Iberian Peninsula:

346. All the solicitude of our great Mother and Lady was centered upon the increase and spread of the holy Church, the consolation of the Apostles, disciples, and the other faithful, and their defense against the persecutions and assaults prepared by the infernal dragon and his hosts. Before She departed from Jerusalem to take up her abode in Ephesus, in her matchless charity She ordered and arranged many things, both by Herself and through her holy Angels, in order to provide as far as possible all that seemed proper for the needs of the Church in her absence, for at that time She had no knowledge of the duration of her sojourn or of her return to Jerusalem. The most efficacious service She could render to the faithful was her continual prayer to secure the assistance of the infinite power of her Son for the defense of the Apostles and faithful against the proud and vaunting schemes of Lucifer’s wickedness. The most prudent Mother knew among the Apostles James the Greater would be the first one to shed his blood for Christ our Savior, and because She loved him in a special manner (as I have stated above [320]) She offered up more particular prayers for him than for the other Apostles. (Venerable Mary of Agreda, The New English Edition of The Mystical City of God, The Coronation, Book VII, Chapter XVII.)

Our Lady also explained that each of the twelve Apostles contributed one Article to the Apostles’ Creed:

ST. PETER I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

ST. ANDREW And in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord.

ST. JAMES THE GREATER Who was conceived by the work of the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary.

ST. JOHN Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.

ST. THOMAS He descended into hell, on the third day He arose from the dead.

ST. JAMES THE LESS He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.

ST. PHILIP From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW I believe in the Holy Ghost.

ST. MATTHEW The holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints.

ST. SIMON The forgiveness of sins.

ST. THADDEUS The resurrection of the flesh.

ST. MATTHIAS Life everlasting. Amen. 218.

This Symbol, which we ordinarily call the Creed, the Apostles established after the martyrdom of St. Stephen and before the end of the first year after the death of the Savior. Afterwards, in order to refute the Arian and other heresies, the Church, in the councils held because of these heresies, explained more fully the mysteries contained in the Apostles’ Creed and composed the Symbol or Creed now chanted in the Mass. But in substance both are one and the same, and contain the fourteen articles in which are proposed to us the Christian doctrine in order to catechize us in the faith, and which we are all bound to believe in order to be saved. As soon as the Apostles had finished pronouncing this Symbol the Holy Ghost approved of it by permitting a voice to be heard in their midst saying: “Thou hast decided well.” Then the great Queen and Lady of heaven with all the Apostles gave thanks to the Most High, and She thanked also the Apostles for having merited the assistance of the divine Spirit in order to be his fit instruments in promoting the glory of the Lord and the good of the Church. In confirmation of her faith, and as an example to the faithful, the most prudent Teacher knelt at the feet of St. Peter and solemnly declared her belief in the holy Catholic faith as contained in the Symbol they had just finished pronouncing. This She did for Herself and in the name of all the faithful, saying to St. Peter: “My lord, whom I recognize as the Vicar of my most holy Son, in thy hands I, a vile wormlet, in my name and in the name of all the faithful of the Church, confess and declare all thou hast set down as the divine and infallible truths of the Catholic Church, and in it I bless and exalt the Most High from whom it proceeds.” She kissed the hands of the Vicar of Christ and of the rest of the Apostles. Thus She was the first one openly to profess the Catholic faith after it had been formulated into articles. (Venerable Mary of Agreda, The New English Edition of The Mystical City of God, The Coronation, Book 7, Chapter 12.)

Unlike Jorge Mario Bergoglio and most of his comrades in the revolutionary band of apostates, Saint James the Greater understood that the Catholic Church alone on earth is the true church, and he understand that her teachings are infallible and thus irreformable.

In contrast to the hideous Bergoglio and his gang of spiritual, theological, dogmatic, liturgical, moral and pastoral killers, marauders and thieves, Saint James the Greater had apostolic zeal for souls. He never hid the faith of his faith nor did ever cease preaching the Holy Name of Jesus, who had drawn him from being a fisherman to being that fisher of men. He gave no quarter to idolatry, paganism, heresy or unbelief, things have the characterized the anti-apostolic work of the conciliar revolutionaries.

Did Saint James the Greater, who accompanied the first pope, Saint Peter, and his own brother, Saint John the Evangelist, to the heights of Mount Thabor at the moment of Our Lord's Transfiguration and to the Mount of Olives during His Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, turn in the direction of Mecca or assume the Mohammedan prayer position.

Did he esteem the Koran or call this book of blasphemy "holy"?

No, he slew the Mohammedans, leading valiant Catholic forces in battle against these vipers and blasphemers.

Did the spirit of Saint James the Greater inspired the great explorers and governors of New Spain to engage in "inter-religious" dialogue with the native peoples of the Americas?

By no means.

The spirit of Saint James the Greater inspired the great explorers and governors of New Spain to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of the native peoples of the Americas, aided by the very Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe who had favored Saint James with so many visitations during the days of his missionary work before his martyrdom at the hands of King Herod Agrippa. Try as the Communists have in Spain, true Catholics will never fail to be inspired by the fidelity of Saint James the Greater in his apostolic work, his courage during his martyrdom, and the assistance from Heaven he brought to slay the Mohammedans in the Ninth Century.

Dom Prosper Gueranger offered the following prayer to Saint James the Greater:

Patron of Spain, forget not the grand nation which owes to thee both its heavenly nobility and its earthly prosperity; preserve it from ever diminishing those truths which made it, in its bright days, the salt of the earth; keep it in mind of the terrible warning that if the salt lose its savor, it is good for nothing any more but to be cast out and to be trodden on by men. At the same time remember, O Apostle, the special cultus wherewith the whole Church honors thee. Does she not to this very day keep under the immediate protection of the Roman Pontiff both thy sacred body, so happily rediscovered, and the vow of going on pilgrimage to venerate those precious relics?

Where now are the days when thy wonderful energy of expansion abroad was surpassed by thy power of drawing all to thyself? Who but he that numbers the stars of the firmament could count the Saints, the penitents, the kings, the warriors, the unknown of every grade, the ever-renewed multitude, ceaselessly moving to and from that field of stars, whence thou didst shed thy light upon the world? Our ancient legends tell us of a mysterious vision granted to the founder of Christian Europe. One evening after a day of toil, Charlemagne, standing on the shore of the Frisian Sea, beheld a long belt of stars, which seemed to divide the sky between Gaul, Germany, and Italy, and crossing over Gascony, the Basque territory, and Navarre, stretched away to the far-off Province of Galicia. Then thou didst appear to him and say: “This starry path marks out the road for thee to go and delivery my tomb; and all nations shall follow after thee.” And Charles, crossing the mountains, gave the signal to all Christendom to undertake those great Crusades, which were both the salvation and the glory of the Latin races, by driving back the Mussulman plague to the land of its birth.


When we consider that two tombs formed, as it were, the two extreme points or poles of this movement unparalleled in the history of nations: the one wherein the God-Man rested in death, the other where thy body lay, O son of Zebedee, we cannot help crying out with the Psalmist: Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable! And what a mark of friendship did the Son of Man bestow on his humble apostle by sharing his honors with him, when the military Orders and Hospitallers were established, to the terror of the Crescent, for the sole purpose, at the outset, of entertaining and protecting pilgrims on their way to one or other of these holy tombs? May the heavenly impulse now so happily showing itself in the return to the great Catholic pilgrimages, gather once more at Compostella the sons of thy former clients. We, at least, will imitate St. Louis before the walls of Tunis, murmuring with his dying lips the Collect of thy feast; and we will repeat in conclusion: “Be thou, O Lord, the sanctifier and guardian of thy people; that, defended by the protection of thy Apostle James, they may please thee by their conduct, and serve thee with secure minds.” (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B.,  (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Time After Pentecost, Volume IV, Book 13, pp. 184-186.)

Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles, pray for us.

Saint James the Greater, pray for us.

A Few Reflections on Saint Christopher, the Christ-Bearer


Today, Monday, July 25, 2022, is also the Feast of Saint Christopher.

Saint Christopher, who was commemorated liturgically yesterday in Low Masses, once served the devil himself. Upon discovering a King who was more powerful than the devil, indeed, the devil's very Creator, Saint Christopher abandoned the devil and followed the King, Christ the King, Whom he, a veritable giant among men, had carried as a child grown into adulthood safely across a river. Saint Christopher teaches us that we must abandon our sins, which place us under the devil's power, to serve Christ the King and to not esteem--nor even to give the appearance of esteeming--for a single moment the devil or any of his minions in false religion. 

Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., wrote a brief commentary on this saint whose feast was obliterated in the liturgical reovlution that resulted in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic liturgical abomination of desolation:

The name of Christopher, whose memory enhances the solemnity of the son of thunder, signifies one who bears Christ. Christina yesterday reminded us that Christians ought to be in every place the good odor of Christ (2 Corinthians 2: 15), Christopher today puts us in mind that Christ truly dwells by faith in our hearts (Ephesians 3: 17). The graceful legend attached to his name is well known. As other men were at a later date, to sanctify themselves in Spain by constructing roads and bridges to facilitate the approach of pilgrims to the tomb of St. James, so Christopher in Lycia had vowed for the love of Christ to carry travelers on his strong shoulders across a dangerous torrent. Our Lord will say on the last day: 'What you did to one of these My least brethren, you did it unto Me.' One night, being awakened by the voice of a child asking to be carried across, Christopher hastened to perform his wonted task of charity, when suddenly, in the midst of the surging and apparently trembling waves, the giant, who had never stooped beneath the greatest weight, was bent down under his burden, now grown heavier than the world itself. 'Be not astonished,' said the mysterious child, 'thou bearest Him Who bears the world.' And He disappeared, blessing His carrier and leaving him full of heavenly strength. Christopher went on to be crowned with martyrdom under Decius. The aid our fathers knew how to obtain from him against storms, demons, plague, accidents of all kinds, has caused him to be ranked among the saints called helpers. In many places the fruits of the orchards were blessed on this day, under the common auspices of St. Christopher and St. James. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Time After Pentecost, Volume IV, Book 13, pp. 186-187.)


Saint Christopher will teach us to flee from the devil in all of his forms, including in the form of the Judeo-Masonic naturalism that shapes the contemporary civil state, including the United States of America, which was founded on men who rejected, as do even so many ostensible "Catholics" today, the necessity of subordinating everything in the lives of individuals and their nations to the Deposit Faith that the King of Kings has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church, the one and only true Church, in order to serve only Christ the King as we seek to plant the seeds for the unconditional conversion of each man and each nation to the Social Reign of this King of Kings, entrusting ourselves to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Saint Christopher will protect us in our earthly travels, and, much more importantly, he will protect us in our journey home to Heaven as members of the one and only true Church, the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.

Our Lady of the Way, pray for us.

Saint Christopher, pray for us.