As noted late on Good Friday, Jorge Mario Bergoglio after I saw on the Drudge Report a link to an article by Patrick Joseph Buchanan (Does the Pope Believe in Hell) , has, if Eugenio Scalfari is to believed—and Bergoglio has done nothing to correct anything Scalfari has attributed to him in past interviews, repeated his belief in the annihilation of the souls of the “bad” that he, the Argentine Apostate, supposedly said to Scalfari a little over three years ago now.
Here is what Bergoglio is reported to have said in 2015:
Scalfari: What happens to that lifeless soul? Will it be punished? How?
Francis’ answer is very clear: there is no punishment, but the annihilation of that soul. All the others will participate in the bliss of living in the presence of the Father. The annihilated souls will not be part of that banquet; with the death of the body their journey is ended and this is the basis for the missionary work in the Church: to save the lost souls. And this is also the reason why Francis is a Jesuit to the core. (Exclusive translation: newest papal controversial declarations to Scalfari- Did Pope defend the annihilation of souls? [A Rorate Translation by Contributor Francesca Romana]
Unlike the controversy generated by Bergoglio’s latest “conversation” with Eugenio Scalfari, the spinmeisters in the press offices of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River let eleven full days pass without making any comment whatsoever about Scalfari’s “reconstruction” of “Pope Francis’s” supposed belief in annihilationism. This is what I wrote at the time about that deafening silence from the Vatican offices, which were then under the direction of “Father” Federico Lombardi, S.J.:
While Senor Jorge has brazenly denied doctrine in other areas, most notably by saying that the Mosaic Covenant has never been superceded, to be so bold as to say that that there is no other punishment for a damned soul other than its annihilation seems very surreal. Can this really be true?
Anything is possible, of course. Thus far, however, there has been silence from the Casa Santa Marta and from the conciliar Vatican’s spokesflacks. Perhaps some “clarification” or denial that Scalfari has accurately reflected the false “pope’s” views will be forthcoming. It has been eleven days now, and no such clarification has been issued and no statement of denial made.
Well, it was just about twenty months later that the false “pontiff” made comments about hell at the Casa Santa Marta that appeared to support the thrust of what Scalfari had attributed to him during Passion Week in 2015:
Continuing his reflections on the end of the world, the Pope’s homily focused on the day’s reading from the Book of Revelation that describes how the angel seizes the serpent, chains it up and throws it into the abyss which is then locked and sealed. He said the serpent or devil is thrown into the abyss “so that it would no longer lead the nations astray” because it is the seducer.
“He is a liar and what’s more is the father of lies, he generates lies and is a trickster. He makes you believe that if you eat this apple you will be like a God. He sells it to you like this and you buy it and in the end he tricks you, deceives you and ruins your life. ‘But father, what can we do to avoid being deceived by the devil?’ Jesus teaches us: never converse with the devil. One does not converse with him. What did Jesus do with the devil? He chased him away, he asked his name but did not hold a dialogue with him.”
Pope Francis went on to explain how when Jesus was in the wilderness he defended himself when replying to the devil by using the Word of God and the Word of the Bible. Therefore, he said, we must never converse with this liar and trickster who seeks our ruin and who for this reason will be thrown into the abyss.
The Pope noted that the reading from Revelation describes how the Lord will judge the great and the lowly “according to their deeds” with the damned being thrown into the pool of fire and he said this is the “second death.”
“Eternal damnation is not a torture chamber. That’s a description of this second death: it is a death. And those who will not be received in the Kingdom of God, it's because they have not drawn close to the Lord. These are the people who journeyed along their own path, distancing themselves from the Lord and passing in front of the Lord but then choosing to walk away from Him. Eternal damnation is continually distancing oneself from God. It is the worst pain, an unsatisfied heart, a heart that was created to find God but which, out of arrogance and self-confidence, distances itself from God.”
Pope Francis said distancing oneself from God who gives happiness and who loves us so much is the “fire” and the road to eternal damnation. Noting how the final image in the reading from Revelation ends with a vision of hope the Pope concluded his homily by saying if we open up our hearts with humility we too will have joy and salvation and will be forgiven by Jesus.
“Hope is what opens our hearts to the encounter with Jesus. This is what awaits us: the encounter with Jesus. It’s beautiful, very beautiful. And He asks us only to be humble and say ‘Lord.’ It’s enough to say that word and He will do the rest.” (Eternal Damnation Is Not A Torture Chamber.)
"Pope Francis" may or may not realize this, but he is an agent of the one he rightly calls a trickster, namely, the devil.
While Bergoglio was correct to have stated the that the principal punishment suffered by those eternally damned is the loss of God, although he did not explain this as the eternal loss of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity, did he?
Moreover, he did not even refer to the place of eternal damnation, hell, and he also referred to an "encounter with Jesus" at the end of one's life, not the Particular Judgment rendered by the Divine Judge Himself, Christ the King. It should also be noted, of course, that to gain Heaven one must be in a state of Sanctifying Grace as a member of the Catholic Church who believes in everything that she teaches.
Bergoglio's belief, which contradicted the statement about the annihilation of souls Scalfari had attributed to him, that the only thing one has to do is to open his "heart to the encounter with Jesus" and to be "humble and say "Lord" is heretical as this is precisely what Martin Luther himself professed.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself told us that not everyone who says "Lord, Lord" will be saved:
Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.  Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock,  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock.
 And every one that heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand,  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.  And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine.  For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes and Pharisees. (Matthew 7: 21-29.)
Thus it is that Bergoglio's recitation of Luther's heresy of "justification by faith alone" was at odds with the very words of Our Lord Himself.
Now that this has been established, though, I would like to point out the fact that the eighty-one year-old apostate might be suffering from a case of vascular dementia as he seems to have forgotten that he said in Paragraph 297 of Amoris Laetitia, March 19, 2016, that "No one can be condemned for ever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel":
297. It is a matter of reaching out to everyone, of needing to help each person find his or her proper way of participating in the ecclesial community and thus to experience being touched by an “unmerited, unconditional and gratuitous” mercy. No one can be condemned for ever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel! Here I am not speaking only of the divorced and remarried, but of everyone, in whatever situation they find themselves. Naturally, if someone flaunts an objective sin as if it were part of the Christian ideal, or wants to impose something other than what the Church teaches, he or she can in no way presume to teach or preach to others; this is a case of something which separates from the community (cf. Mt 18:17). Such a person needs to listen once more to the Gospel message and its call to conversion. Yet even for that person there can be some way of taking part in the life of community, whether in social service, prayer meetings or another way that his or her own initiative, together with the discernment of the parish priest, may suggest. As for the way of dealing with different “irregular” situations, the Synod Fathers reached a general consensus, which I support: “In considering a pastoral approach towards people who have contracted a civil marriage, who are divorced and remarried, or simply living together, the Church has the responsibility of helping them understand the divine pedagogy of grace in their lives and offering them assistance so they can reach the fullness of God’s plan for them”,328 something which is always possible by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Amoris Laetita, March 19, 2016.)
Well, which is it?
Which is it? The souls of the bad are "annihilated" or that "no one can be condemned for ever"?
If no one can be condemned forever, how can there be eternal damnation?
If the souls of the damned are not tortured for all eternity in hell, how does one reconcile the clear teaching of the Catholic Church stating that the souls of the damned suffer hellfire and all manner of other unspeakable torments in addition to the loss of the Beatific Vision forever?
Here is a sampling of that teaching:
And finally the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ, incarnate by the whole Trinity in common, conceived of Mary ever Virgin with the Holy Spirit cooperating, made true man, formed out a rational soul and human flesh, One Person in two natures, clearly pointed out the way of life. And although He according to divinity is immortal and impassible, the very same according to humanity was made passible and mortal, who, for the salvation of the human race, having suffered on the wood of the Cross and died, descended into hell, rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. But He descended in soul and He arose in the flesh, and He ascended equally in both, to come at the end of time, to judge the living and the dead, and to render to each according to their works, to the wicked as well as to the elect, all of who will rise with their bodies that they now bear, that they may receive according to their works, whether these works have been good or evil, the latter everlasting punishment with the devil and the former everlasting glory with Christ. (Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, Decree Against the Albigensians, oachim, Waldensians, Chapter 1, The Catholic Faith: Definition Against the Albigensians and Other Heretics, isssued in 1215. As found in Henry Denzinger, Enchirdion Symbolorum, thirteenth edition, translated into English by Roy Deferrari and published in 1955 as The Sources of Catholic Dogma–referred to as “Denziger,” by B. Herder Book Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and London, England, No. 429, p. 169.)
24. Moreover, if anyone without repentance dies in mortal sin, without a doubt he is tortured forever by the flames of eternal hell.—25. But the souls of children after the cleansing of baptism, and of adults also the who depart in charity, and who are bound neither by sin nor unto any satisfaction for sin itself, at once pass quickly to their eternal fatherland. (Pope Innocent IV, Council of Lyons I, “Sub Catholicae,” March 6, 1254. As found in Henry Denzinger, Enchirdion Symbolorum, thirteenth edition, translated into English by Roy Deferrari and published in 1955 as The Sources of Catholic Dogma–referred to as “Denziger,” by B. Herder Book Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and London, England, No. 457, p. 181.)
It firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become participants in eternal life, but will depart “into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels” [Matt. 25:41], unless before the end of life the same have been added to the flock; and that the unity of the ecclesiastical body is so strong that only to those remaining in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for salvation, and do fastings, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and exercises of Christian service produce eternal reward, and that no one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church. (Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino, Council of Florence, February 4, 1442.)
As we know, of course, doctrine does not matter to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is a complete creature of every Modernist shibboleth imaginable. He has used his time these past five years to give his own “papal imprimatur” to the heretical blather that he has been spreading throughout his career as a lay Jesuit revolutionary and that some of us have heard with our own ears from his revolutionary Jesuit comrades during our time captive to the false belief that the counterfeit church of conciliarism is the Catholic Church.
Did Jorge Mario Bergoglio tell Eugenio Scalfari in 2015 and just again recently that the souls of the “bad” disappear?
Well, it looks as though he said it again as he has said nothing to put into question Scalfari’s reconstruction of their “conversation” on the subject of the fate of “bad” souls:
Scalfari: Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will at some point disappear and God will always create other species from his creative seed. You have never spoken to me of souls who have died in sin and go to hell to suffer for it forever. Instead, you have spoken to me of good souls who are admitted to the contemplation of God. But the bad souls? Where are they punished?
Pope Francis: “They are not punished, those who repent obtain God’s forgiveness and join the ranks of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. Hell does not exist; the disappearance of sinful souls exists.” (https://www.lThe World Reacts to the latest Scalfari "conversation" with Bergoglio.)
Well, did or he didn’t he say these things?
I think that the case is pretty clear that he said what Scalfari published and that it is what he really believes.
Whatever the case may be, though, the conciliar Vatican’s statement about Scalfari’s published “reconstruction” of his conversation with “Pope Francis” did not directly deny the comments, something that the “pope” himself could have done if he had chosen to do so:
The Holy Father recently received the founder of the newspaper La Repubblica in a private meeting on the occasion of Easter, without, however, granting him an interview. What is reported by the author in today’s article is the fruit of his reconstruction, in which the precise words uttered by the Pope are not cited. No quotations in the aforementioned article, then, should be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father. (Here is How the Vatican is Spinnnnning Toooooonight--apologies to the late George Hamilton Combs. New Yorkers who listened to WOR-AM radio in the 1960s will get this one. Most others will not. One will find the name of the aforementioned late liberal commentator and one-time Missouri congressman in these radio listings from 1970: New York Radio Listings, July 8, 1970.)
That’s the best that the new conciliar spinmeister in the Vatican, Opus Dei’s own Greg Burke, can do?
There was no flat-out denial that Bergoglio does not believe in annihilationism, which, perhaps quite by the way, is a heretical belief held by, among other others, such notorious sects as the Seventh Day Adventists and the Jehovah’s Witnesses (quick Henny Youngman line: “Somebody asked me if I was a Jehovah’s Witness. I told him that I didn’t even the see the accident”), and this is because the false “pontiff” is known to use his behind-the-scenes encounters with various personages, including the likes of Eugenio Scalfari, to get his true beliefs “out there” without having those nasty things known as quotation marks around his words. The process he chooses gives him what the late Ronald Ziegler, who was the White House Press Secretary under President Richard Milhous Nixon, from January 20, 1969, to August 9, 2004, called “plausible deniability.”
Look, Bergoglio knows exactly what he is doing.
Indeed, we have been eyewitnesses to nearly sixty-one months of a well-planned strategy to “go to the peripheries” as Bergoglio has used various phone calls, letters and private audiences to give support and encouragement to unrepentant sinners, several of whom had been given admonitions by right-thinking presbyters to reform their lives and to confess their sins.
Juvenile delinquent that he is, Jorge Mario Bergoglio takes as much glee in doing this as he did from sending his inquisitors to persecute believing Catholics in the conciliar structures such as the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Immaculate. “Pope Francis” just loves to “make a mess” and upset the conciliar apple cart and thus to make life difficult for the “Pharisees” within his ranks to mount any kind of defense, no matter how compromised or corrupted by conciliarism, of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.
One of Jorge’s first such ventures occurred when he telephoned Christopher Trutino, a Frenchman who based his self-identification upon his inclination to commit sins of unnatural vice in defiance of the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments:
Then on Friday, Mr. Lombardi denied newspaper reports in France that the pope had called a young Catholic gay man in Toulouse to reassure him. The man, Christopher Trutino, a 25-year-old salesclerk, had told a local paper, La Dépêche du Midi, that after he wrote a letter to the pope explaining his struggles to reconcile his sexuality and faith, Francis phoned him to counsel him. “Your homosexuality, it doesn’t matter,” he recalled the pope saying. “One way or another, we are all children of God.”
Some on Twitter and elsewhere on the Internet greeted reports of the call as a welcome change in the doctrinal rigidity of the church on the issue of homosexuality. But the Vatican’s denial of the reports fanned speculation that the call had been a hoax, while also prompting some to question whether the Vatican was dissembling to distance itself from a delicate topic.
Mr. Trutino is avoiding the media, and could not be reached for comment on Monday. But Cyril Doumergue, the journalist from La Dépêche du Midi who interviewed him, said he had sounded authentic and genuinely moved. But he said he believed Mr. Trutino may have been deceived. He said the young man told the newspaper that during the call — which he said began at 2 p.m. — the pope explained that he would later be receiving King Abdullah II of Jordan. But Ansa, the Italian news agency, said the king arrived at 11 a.m. and the meeting was over by 12:06 p.m.
“Christopher did not record the conversation, so it is impossible to know 100 percent what happened,” Mr. Doumergue said. (Francis is on the line and everyone's talking.)
Contrary to what "Father" Federico Lombardi, S.J., tried to claim, it was within a few short days that Jorge himself admitted the phone call and its contents in his now infamous interview with "Father" Antonio Spadoro, S.J.:
“Another example from recent days that I saw got the attention of newspapers: the phone call I made to a young man who wrote me a letter. I called him because that letter was so beautiful, so simple. For me this was an act of generativity. I realized that he was a young man who is growing, that he saw in me a father, and that the letter tells something of his life to that father. The father cannot say, ‘I do not care.’ This type of fruitfulness is so good for me.” (A Big Heart Open to God, America Magazine.)
Bergoglio thus admitted to “Father” Antonio Spadoro, S.J., what “Father” Federico Lombardi, S.J., had denied when news of the infamous phone call had first become public two weeks beforehand.
It was seven months later that Bergoglio placed a similar phone call to an Argentine woman who is civilly "married" to a divorced man, who does not even have the fig leaf provided by a conciliar decree of nullity, thus setting the stage for "Round One" of "keeping the doctrine, changing the application" that took place six months thereafter in the his "extraordinary synod of 'bishops'" and, of course, was enshrined ultimately with the issuance of Amoris Laetitia on March 19, 2016:
“There are priests who are more papist than the Pope.” A set phrase like any other. Only this time, the lips that uttered it were those of Francis himself, during a conversation with fellow Argentinean, Jakelina Lisbona. A woman who married a divorced man. Bergoglio advised her to take Communion regardless of her personal situation. This little detail ended up as a news story that made it half way around the world.
“Pope assures there’s no harm in a divorced person taking Communion”. This is the title that has been causing a buzz in the media in the last few hours. But it is a misinterpretation because the person the Pope spoke with was not divorced as was originally believed.
“It’s not me who’s divorced,” one of the female protagonists in this story said in an interview with Buenos Aires radio station La Red Am910. Lisbona said it was her husband, Julio Zabeta, who had divorced, but she never married in the Church. The two have been united in civil matrimony for the past nineteen years and have two daughters.
“We used to go to mass, not every day. Here at home, we pray every evening, turning to God always; when someone is in a difficult situation God is the first one they turn to. I wrote the letter spontaneously. I wrote to him because he’s Argentinean, he listens to people and I believe in miracles,” she said.
The woman also said she tried taking Communion again last year but not only did the local priest apparently say he could not give her Communion, he even said she could not access the sacrament of Confession either. “[They told me that] when I went home, I resumed a life of sin,” she added.
The woman finally decided to write to Pope Francis to explain her situation to him. The letter was sent last September.
“The phone rang and my husband answered. It was Fr. Bergoglio calling. The father asked to speak to me and my husband asked: ‘who’s calling?’, to which the voice replied ‘Fr. Bergoglio’. I asked him if it was really him, the Pope, and he said it was and that he was calling in response to my letter dated September,” he explained.
Lisbona did not want to give too many details during the radio interview but she revealed the piece of advice Francis apparently gave her and that was that there was no problem in her approaching the sacrament of Communion. “This received too much public attention. He told me to go and take Communion in a different parish, but now I won’t be able to go anywhere.”
She also revealed an interesting fact: the priest who apparently refused to administer Communion to her, no longer exercises his ministry. He asked to be dispensed from his obligations as priest so he could get married.
According to the woman, Pope Francis also said he is “dealing with the issue” of remarried divorcees; a clear reference to the next two assemblies on the pastoral challenges of the family which the Synod of Bishops is due to hold in 2014 and 2015. “He said my letter was useful in helping him address this issue,” she added.
“Then he told me there are some priests who are more papist that the Pope. He was completely normal with me on the phone and I tried to speak to him with the utmost respect. Now I am overwhelmed by the enormous effect this story has had and I feel moved by the fact that I spoke to Francis. I told him I would write to him again when I take Communion again,” she said.
The Holy See did not wish to comment on whether Bergoglio really did make the call to Jakelina Lisbona or not. But it has not denied the news either. As far as the Vatican newsroom is concerned, the Pope’s communication was private and so there is no comment to be made. (Phone Call Re-Opens Communion Debate.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio knew full well that the not-so-innocent phone call he made to that Argentine woman who is civilly married to a divorced man, who does not even have the fig leaf provided by a conciliar decree of nullity, would become a matter of the public record, thus making it completely disingenuous for the master of dissimulation, “Father” Federico Lombardi, S.J., to claim that what the “pope” says in private in order for it to be blabbed publicly, has no “consequences” for what is considered to be the teaching of the Catholic Church.
Although Lombardi said a lot of incredibly stupid things after he replaced Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls as the “papal” spinmeister on July 11, 2006 (he retired on August 1, 2016), his official statement, coming a day after news of the now infamous phone call became public, stooped to the same level as his 2009 statement that “therapeutic abortions” were permissible, something that he had to "walk back," as they say these days, within a day or so (see The Holy See Abandons its Pro-Life Position.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio knew full well what he was doing when he telephoned Jakelina Lisbona. As noted earlier, he wants to ‘stir things up” and to “make a mess” in order to make it impossible for the so-called “Extraordinary Synod of ‘Bishops’” to do anything other than to make it part of the pastoral praxis of the conciliar church for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive what is considered to be Holy Communion.
Then again, it is easy for a man who has mutilated all doctrinal truth to hack away at all moral truth as comfort is given to those who are in need of admonition, not a reaffirmation that is of the devil himself. Jorge Mario Bergoglio really believes that the only people who are in peril of losing their souls are those who hold fast to everything contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith and are thus “rigidly” hard-hearted and unwilling to be open to “God’s surprises” and the alleged movement of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost.
Indeed, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has given his own personal support to every freakish rebellion against the Order of Creation and the Order of Redemption. Nothing in the popular culture is too bizarre and or revolting for him to refrain from applauding and celebrating in order to give his personal seal of “papal” approval, thereby undermining and marginalizing any “bishop” or priest/presbyter in the conciliar structures who has attempted to perform the Spiritual Work of Mercy of admonishing sinners. A simpler way to put this is that Jorge rewards the wicked and punishes clergymen who seek their correction.
Bergoglio even met with met with a Spanish woman, who had undergone gender mutilation surgery, and her “fiancée,” on Saturday, January 24, 2015, the Feast of Saint Thomas, after the mutilated woman had written to him to explain that she had been described as the “devil’s daughter” by her local presbyter:
Vatican City, January 26 - Pope Francis on Saturday received in a private audience a Spanish transsexual and his girlfriend after the man wrote to him saying he had been cast out of the church in his native city, Spanish daily Hoy reported Monday.
The transgender male, Diego Neria Lejarraga, a 48-year-old former woman, wrote to the pope some time ago saying he had been "marginalised" by Church officials in the city of Plasencia, in the southwestern region of Estremadura, Hoy said.
Neria, a believer and a practising Catholic, said he had been rebuffed by elements of the local clergy and claimed the parish priest had called him "the Devil's daughter", Hoy reported.
Francis phoned him twice in December, setting up Saturday''s meeting in St Martha's House, the Vatican guesthouse the pontiff lives in, Hoy said.
The pope has said the Catholic Church should be more accepting of gays but recently failed to muster a big enough majority of cardinals to change doctrine on the issue.
Asked about the reported meeting, official Vatican sources declined to comment. (Jorge receives Spanish Transsexual”)
Some might protest that Bergoglio was only giving “comfort” to an aggrieved soul.
What’s the grievance?
The gender-mutilated woman is the devil’s daughter as to mutilate one’s body to change his gender is to play God with the very nature He has given to him and is a direct violation of the binding precepts that flow from the Fifth Commandment. Just as he really does not believe that there is anything inherently unnatural in “same-sex attraction,” so is it apparent that Jorge Mario Bergoglio does not believe that there is anything inherent wrong in undergoing gender-mutilation surgery. He is as perverted in his mind and in his soul as the woman who met with him in the company of the woman she intends to “marry” even though she is a “woman.” So much for Jorge’s supposed opposition to “same-sex marriage,” huh? What the mutilated woman, who believes herself to be a man, intends in reality to do is to “marry” another woman.
By giving a show of support and affirmation to the gender-mutilated woman, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was, in effect, communicating his belief that such a mutilation must be accepted as a fait accompli without any word of criticism or rebuke. Such a belief, though, is contrary even to the official teaching of his own Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which issued a “doctrinal note” on January 31, 2003, declaring that one who undergoes a “sex-change” operation does not change the gender that God gave to him:
VATICAN, Jan 31, 03 (CWNews.com) -- The Catholic Church cannot recognize the validity of a sex-change operation, the Vatican has declared.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has released a secret directive to bishops and religious superiors, indicating that an individual who has undergone a sex-change operation cannot be a candidate for the priesthood or religious life, and cannot enter into a valid marriage. The document also instructs pastors that they should not alter an individual's sacramental record to change the person's gender.
The Vatican document was released in 2000, but its existence and contents were tightly guarded until earlier this month. The directives were reportedly sent at first to papal delegates in each country, and later to the heads of episcopal conferences. Vatican officials confirmed the existence of the document after the Catholic News Service reported on it, but the full text is not available to the public.
The Note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith explains that an individual's physical characteristics-- which can be altered surgically-- constitute only a part of his gender identity. While the body can be changed, the sexual identity cannot, the Congregation says.
The Vatican document indicates that if a bishop or religious superior learns that an individual has undergone a sex-change operation, "that person cannot validly be admitted into a religious institute or society of consecrated life." The document adds that if a transsexual is now living in a religious order, "he must, for the good of souls, be expelled from the religious house."
The Vatican document was reportedly given greater circulation after a query from an American bishop, prompted by a dispute within a religious order in his diocese. (SEX- CHANGE OPERATIONS RULED INVALID BY THE CONCILIAR VATICAN.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio may or may have known about this “doctrinal note,” which would not matter to him even if he did know about it. Remember, he lives in a doctrine-free zone, and his current use of Eugenio Scalfari suits Jorge’s diabolical agenda very, very well. The Argentine Apostate is very pleased when Scalfari writes up his articles as they cause the precise sort of consternation and confusion that he desires to use as a means to eradicate all notion that there is anything that is clear or uncertain about the Catholic Faith.
Lifesite News quoted a journalist, whose work is as unfamiliar to me as I am sure mine is to her (and to almost everybody else in the world, I should add), who wrote pretty much the same thing:
Journalist Tara Isabella Burton wrote, “If the Pope indeed said those words [attributed to him by Scalfari], the consequences would be catastrophic for the Catholic Church, which — according to its own catechism — ‘affirms the teaching of hell and its eternity,’ including eternal fire,’ although it stresses that ‘The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God’.”
Remarking on Francis’ relationship with Scalfari, Burton said that the question of whether or not Francis denied the existence of hell was “subordinate to another question”: “Why does Francis repeatedly engage in interviews with Scalfari, only to later say Scalfari misquotes his words?”
If the answer is that he’s trying to change doctrine by stealth, then Pope Francis risks appearing insincere.
“By participating in a kind of bait and switch — putting forth potentially heretical ideas, then formally denying them — Francis leaves himself open to the charge of disingenuousness,” Barton wrote. (Catastrophic for the Catholic World.)
Bergoglio knows exactly what he is doing. He is not a Catholic, which is why he is not a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter. He expelled himself from the bosom of Holy Mother Church in his youth. He hates true Catholic doctrine on Faith and Morals and using what he thinks is the Sacred Liturgy as a means of sacrilege and to spread his poisonous and completely Modernist beliefs on a daily basis. To call mind a catchphrase of the fictional Maxwell Smart, Bergoglio knows that he is spreading beliefs contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church and he is “loving every minute of it.”
It is to this wretched end that “Pope Francis” has sought to turn the Resurrection of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as one of God’s “surprises” that should cause us to accept his, Bergoglio’s, own “surprises” concerning Faith, Worship, Morals and pastoral praxis.
Consider the following excerpt from the false “pontiff’s” “homily” during his staging of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic version of the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 31, 2018, as he inveighed not-so-obliquely about those whose believe in an immutable faith, which he caricatured as a mere clinging to “the way things have always been done”:
It is the silent night of those disciples who are disoriented because they are plunged in a crushing routine that robs memory, silences hope and leads to thinking that “this is the way things have always been done”. Those disciples who, overwhelmed, have nothing to say and end up considering “normal” and unexceptional the words of Caiaphas: “Can you not see that it is better for you to have one man die for the people than to have the whole nation destroyed?” (Jn 11:50).
Amid our silence, our overpowering silence, the stones begin to cry out (cf. Lk 19:40) and to clear the way for the greatest message that history has ever heard: “He is not here, for he has been raised” (Mt 28:6). The stone before the tomb cried out and proclaimed the opening of a new way for all. Creation itself was the first to echo the triumph of life over all that had attempted to silence and stifle the joy of the Gospel. The stone before the tomb was the first to leap up and in its own way intone a song of praise and wonder, of joy and hope, in which all of us are invited to join.
Yesterday, we joined the women in contemplating “the one who was pierced” (cf. Jn 19:36; cf. Zech 12:10). Today, with them, we are invited to contemplate the empty tomb and to hear the words of the angel: “Do not be afraid… for he has been raised” (Mt 28:5-6). Those words should affect our deepest convictions and certainties, the ways we judge and deal with the events of our daily lives, especially the ways we relate to others. The empty tomb should challenge us and rally our spirits. It should make us think, but above all it should encourage us to trust and believe that God “happens” in every situation and every person, and that his light can shine in the least expected and most hidden corners of our lives. He rose from the dead, from that place where nobody waits for anything, and now he waits for us – as he did the women – to enable us to share in his saving work. On this basis and with this strength, we Christians place our lives and our energy, our intelligence, our affections and our will, at the service of discovering, and above all creating, paths of dignity.
He is not here… he is risen! This is the message that sustains our hope and turns it into concrete gestures of charity. How greatly we need to let our frailty be anointed by this experience! How greatly we need to let our faith be revived! How greatly we need our myopic horizons to be challenged and renewed by this message! Christ is risen, and with him he makes our hope and creativity rise, so that we can face our present problems in the knowledge that we are not alone.
To celebrate Easter is to believe once more that God constantly breaks into our personal histories, challenging our “conventions”, those fixed ways of thinking and acting that end up paralyzing us. To celebrate Easter is to allow Jesus to triumph over the craven fear that so often assails us and tries to bury every kind of hope.
The stone before the tomb shared in this, the women of the Gospel shared in this, and now the invitation is addressed once more to you and to me. An invitation to break out of our routines and to renew our lives, our decisions and our existence. An invitation that must be directed to where we stand, what we are doing and what we are, with the “power ratio” that is ours. Do we want to share in this message of life or do we prefer simply to continue standing speechless before events as they happen?
He is not here… he is raised! And he awaits you in Gaiilee. He invites you to go back to the time and place of your first love and he says to you: Do not be afraid, follow me. (Bergoglio Once Again Twists Our Lord's Resurrection.)
Yes, Senor Jorge once again turned Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s Easter victory over sin and death into a means of condemning those fuddy-duddies who are opposed to “blessing” the “union” of those engaged in perverse acts contrary to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments and those who know that Catholics who “remarry” civilly while a spouse is still alive commit adultery and cannot be admitted to the Sacraments. Bergoglio uses euphemisms such as “creativity” and “dignity” to justify his own reaffirmation of unrepentant sinners, thus making it no accident at all that this heretic did not once mention Our Lord’s Resurrection as the manifestation of the victory the power over and eternal death He wrought for us during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday.
Bergoglio would have us believe that Our Lord’s Resurrection was something unexpected. Indeed, he said much at his first “papal” Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 30, 2013:
We stop short, we don’t understand, we don’t know what to do. Newness often makes us fearful, including the newness which God brings us, the newness which God asks of us. We are like the Apostles in the Gospel: often we would prefer to hold on to our own security, to stand in front of a tomb, to think about someone who has died, someone who ultimately lives on only as a memory, like the great historical figures from the past. We are afraid of God’s surprises. Dear brothers and sisters, we are afraid of God’s surprises! He always surprises us! The Lord is like that. . . .
On this radiant night, let us invoke the intercession of the Virgin Mary, who treasured all these events in her heart (cf. Lk 2:19,51) and ask the Lord to give us a share in his Resurrection. May he open us to the newness that transforms, to the beautiful surprises of God. May he make us men and women capable of remembering all that he has done in our own lives and in the history of our world. May he help us to feel his presence as the one who is alive and at work in our midst. And may he teach us each day, dear brothers and sisters, not to look among the dead for the Living One. Amen. ( 30 March 2013, Fake, Phony, Fraud Abomination of an Easter Vigil.)
There was nothing surprising about Our Lord’s Resurrection as it was He fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament and had Himself said that He would rise on the third day after being put to death:
 I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at my right hand, that I be not moved.  Therefore my heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced: moreover my flesh also shall rest in hope.  Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption.
 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end. (Psalm 16: 8-11)
 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me forth in the spirit of the Lord: and set me down in the midst of a plain that was full of bones.  And he led me about through them on every side: now they were very many upon the face of the plain, and they were exceeding dry.  And he said to me: Son of man, dost thou think these bones shall live? And I answered: O Lord God, thou knowest.  And he said to me: Prophesy concerning these bones; and say to them: Ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.  Thus saith the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will send spirit into you, and you shall live.
And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to grow over you, and will cover you with skin: and I will give you spirit and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.  And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and as I prophesied there was a noise, and behold a commotion: and the bones came together, each one to its joint.  And I saw, and behold the sinews, and the flesh came up upon them: and the skin was stretched out over them, but there was no spirit in them.  And he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord God: Come, spirit, from the four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let them live again.  And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and the spirit came into them, and they lived: and they stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
 And he said to me: Son of man: All these bones are the house of Israel: they say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost, and we are cut off.  Therefore prophesy, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will open your graves, and will bring you out of your sepulchres, O my people: and will bring you into the land of Israel.  And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have opened your sepulchres, and shall have brought you out of your graves, O my people:  And shall have put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall make you rest upon your own land: and you shall know that I the Lord have spoken, and done it, saith the Lord God:  And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
 And thou son of man, take thee a stick: and write upon it: Of Juda, and of the children of Israel his associates: and take another stick and write upon it: For Joseph the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, and of his associates.  And join them one to the other into one stick, and they shall become one in thy hand.  And when the children of thy people shall speak to thee, saying: Wilt thou not tell us what thou meanest by this?  Say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel that are associated with him, and I will put them together with the stick of Juda, and will make them one stick: and they shall be one in his hand.  And the sticks whereon thou hast written, shall be in thy hand, before their eyes.
 And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will take the children of Israel from the midst of the nations whither they are gone: and I will gather them on every side, and will bring them to their own land.  And I will make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king over them all: and they shall no more be two nations, neither shall they be divided any more into two kingdoms.  Nor shall they be defiled any more with their idols, nor with their abominations, nor with all their iniquities: and I will save them out of all the places in which they have sinned, and I will cleanse them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.  And my servant David shall be king over them, and they shall have one shepherd: they shall walk in my judgments, and shall keep my commandments, and shall do them.  And they shall dwell in the land which I gave to my servant Jacob, wherein your fathers dwelt, and they shall dwell in it, they and their children, and their children's children, for ever: and David my servant shall be their prince for ever.
 And I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will establish them, and will multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for ever.  And my tabernacle shall be with them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  And the nations shall know that I am the Lord the sanctifier of Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever. (Ezechiel 37: 1-28.)
 Jesus answered, and said to them: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.  The Jews then said: Six and forty years was this temple in building; and wilt thou raise it up in three days?
 But he spoke of the temple of his body.  When therefore he was risen again from the dead, his disciples remembered, that he had said this, and they believed the scripture, and the word that Jesus had said.  Now when he was at Jerusalem, at the pasch, upon the festival day, many believed in his name, seeing his signs which he did.  But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men,  And because he needed not that any should give testimony of man: for he knew what was in man. (John 2: 19-25.)
 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: 9.)
 And when they abode together in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:  And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise again. And they were troubled exceedingly. (Matthew 17: 21-22.)
 From that time Jesus began to shew to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the ancients and scribes and chief priests, and be put to death, and the third day rise again. (Matthew 16: 21)
The Gospel reading for Holy Mass on Easter Monday recounts how Our Lord, while walking on the road to Emmaus (not Pennsylvania, by the way, which is where I lived while teaching at the then-named Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales during the 1979-1980 academic year), explained the prophecies of His Resurrection to Cleophas and another disciple, who did not recognize Him until the “breaking of the bread”:
In that time two of them went, the same day, to a town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that while they talked and reasoned with themselves, Jesus himself also drawing near, went with them. But their eyes were held, that they should not know him. And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold one with another as you walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, said to him: Art thou only a stranger to Jerusalem, and hast not known the things that have been done there in these days? To whom he said: What things? And they said: Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word before God and all the people; And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us, who before it was light, were at the sepulchre, And not finding his body, came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive. And some of our people went to the sepulchre, and found it so as the women had said, but him they found not. Then he said to them: O foolish, and slow of heart to believe in all things which the prophets have spoken. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and so to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures, the things that were concerning him. And they drew night to the town, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go farther. But they constrained him; saying: Stay with us, because it is towards evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in with them. And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him: and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to the other: Was not our heart burning within us, whilst he spoke in this way, and opened to us the scriptures? And rising up, the same hour, they went back to Jerusalem: and they found the eleven gathered together, and those that were staying with them, Saying: The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way; and how they knew him in the breaking of the bread. (Luke 24: 13-35.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio is very much like Pontius Pilate, who said to Our Lord: “Truth? What is that?”
There was nothing “surprising” about Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s Resurrection. and Jorge’s efforts to insinuate in an official “homily” that it was a “surprise” and represented something unexpected and a “change” in the “way of thinking” are even more insidious than his clever use of Scalfari as a means to get his true beliefs published without quotation marks. Bergoglio’s wants the unsuspecting to believe that God’s Revelation is mutable, which is why Catholics must be “open” to his own revolutionary agenda that is bringing the overall conciliar revolution to the ends that it was designed of its Modernist nature to fulfill.
The counterfeit church of conciliarism is not the Catholic Church.
Have I said that lately?
Well, today, Thursday, April 5, 2018, is Easter Thursday and the Commemoration of the Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P.
Unlike the master heretic and apostate from Argentina, Saint Vincent Ferrer had the extraordinary gift from God of reaching deep into the souls of his hearers to prompt them to respond with urgency to God’s graces for the conversion to the Catholic Church–or for the return of those who had fallen away. He was able to do this because his own soul had been forged in the crucible of suffering, having to resist onslaughts of the devil and to endure calumnies uttered against his good name. He prepared himself for his work by the exquisite manner in which he offered the Dominican Rite of the Catholic Church, the time he spent before Our Lord’s Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament in prayer, his deep and tender devotion to the Mother of God, and the life of austere penances which he imposed upon himself. He was not only responsible for the conversion of thousands upon thousands of souls. Saint Vincent Ferrer performed numerous miracles, including gathering the remains of a young boy who had been chopped to death by an angry mother to bring him back to life whole and unharmed!
Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B. wrote the following about Saint Vincent Ferrer in The Liturgical Year:
To-day, again, it is Catholic Spain that offers one of her sons to the Church, that she may present him to the Christian world as a model and a patron. Vincent Ferrer, or, as he was called, the angel of the judgment, comes to us proclaiming the near approach of the Judge of the living and the dead. During his lifetime, he traversed almost every country of Europe, preaching this terrible truth ["Convert, or die!"--editor's note]; and the people of those times went from his sermons striking their breasts, crying out to God to have mercy upon them–in a word, converted. In these our days, the thought of that awful day, when Jesus Christ will appear in the clouds of heaven to judge mankind, has not the same effect upon Christians. They believe in the last judgment, because it is an article of faith; but, we repeat, the thought produces little impression. After long years of a sinful life, a special grace touches the heart, and we witness a conversion; there are thousands thus converted, but the majority of them continue to lead an easy, comfortable life, seldom thinking on hell, and still less the judgment wherewith God is to bring time to an end.
It was not thus in the Christian ages; neither is it so now with those whose conversion is solid. Love is stronger in them than fear; and yet the fear of God’s judgment is every living within them, and gives stability to the new life they have begun. Those Christians, who have heavy debts towards divine justice, because of their past lives, and who, notwithstanding, make the time of Lent a season for evincing their cowardice and tepidity, surely such Christians as these must very rarely ask themselves what will become of them on that day, when the sign of the Son of Man shall appear in the heavens, and when Jesus, not as Saviour, but as Judge, shall separate the goats from the sheep. One would suppose that they would have received a revelation from God, that, on the day of judgment, all will be well with them. Let us be more prudent; let us stand on our guard against the illusions of a proud, self-satisfied indifference; let us secure to ourselves, by sincere repentance, the well-founded hope, that on the terrible day, which has made the very saints tremble, we shall hear these words of the divine Judge addressed to us: ‘Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world!’ Vincent Ferrer leaves the peaceful cell of his monastery, that he may go and rouse men to the great truth they had forgotten–the day of God’s inexorable justice; we have not heard his preachings, but, have we not the Gospel? Have we not the Church, who, at the commencement, of this season of penance, preached to us the terrible truth, which St. Vincent took as the subject of his instructions? Let us, therefore, prepare ourselves to appear before Him, who will demand of us a strict account of those graces which He so profusely poured out upon us, and which were purchased by His Blood. Happy they that spend their Lents well, for they may hope for a favourable judgment! (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)
From the life of Saint Vincent Ferrer as found in the readings for Matins in today’s Divine Office:
This Vincent was born of respectable parents, at Valencia in Spain, (upon the 23rd day of January, in the year of our Lord 1357.) Even as a child he had an heart like the heart of an old man. Considering, to the utmost of his young understanding, how fleeting is the course of this dark world, he, in the eighteenth year of his age, took the habit of a Friar in the Order of Preachers. After he had made his solemn profession, he devoted himself to sacred learning, and took the degree of Master in Divinity with much distinction. He soon after received permission from his superiors to preach the word of God, on which duty he entered with such power and success, striving against the unbelief of the Jews, and overthrowing the errors of the Saracens, that he brought an exceeding great multitude of unbelievers to believe in Christ, and turned many thousands of Christians from sin to sorrow, and from vice to virtue. He was a chosen vessel unto God to proclaim the tidings of salvation among all nations, and tribes, and tongues, crying out that the last day, that awful day of judgment, is at hand, smiting consternation into the minds of all, as many as heard him, weaning their love from a perishing world, and turning it to God.
While Vincent wrought the Apostolic work of preaching committed to him, he lived ever as follows j Every morning he sang a solemn Mass, and every day he preached in public. He fasted every day, unless prevented by some absolute necessity. He refused to no one his holy and just advice. He never ate meat, nor wore linen. He quieted public disturbances, and negotiated the peace of kingdoms. When the seamless garment of the Church was rent by an horrid schism, he worked his every nerve to unite it again, and keep it one. He was a burning and a shining light of all virtues, walking always in lowliness and simpleness, so that he meekly welcomed and embraced them which spake evil against him and persecuted him.
The Power of God confirmed his life and doctrine with many great signs and wonders. He often laid his hands upon the sick and they recovered. He cast out unclean spirits, and made the deaf to hear, the dumb to speak, and the blind to see. He cleansed the lepers, and raised the dead. After passing through many countries of Europe with exceeding profit to souls, worn out with age and disease, but still ever the same unwearied herald of the Gospel, he brought his life and his preaching together to an happy end, at Vannes in Brittany, (upon the 5th day of April,) in the year of salvation 1419. Pope Callistus III. numbered him with the Saints. (Matins, Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P., The Divine Office.)
In other words, men need to be exhorted, challenged, to convert to the true Faith, not led into confusion error, heresy and apostasy by a man who throws verbal Molotov cocktails and then hides behind others to see—and to take delight in—the damage he has done.
Innovators such as Bergoglio, however, believe that the Catholic Faith repels people, which is why it is necessary to “surprise” them by throwing out the “old” and replacing it with the “new” and “unfamiliar.” This is how our true popes have dealt with that desire:
[The Ancient Doctors] knew the capacity of innovators in the art of deception. In order not to shock the ears of Catholics, they sought to hide the subtleties of their tortuous maneuvers by the use of seemingly innocuous words such as would allow them to insinuate error into souls in the most gentle manner. Once the truth had been compromised, they could, by means of slight changes or additions in phraseology, distort the confession of the faith which is necessary for our salvation, and lead the faithful by subtle errors to their eternal damnation. This manner of dissimulating and lying is vicious, regardless of the circumstances under which it is used. For very good reasons it can never be tolerated in a synod of which the principal glory consists above all in teaching the truth with clarity and excluding all danger of error.
"Moreover, if all this is sinful, it cannot be excused in the way that one sees it being done, under the erroneous pretext that the seemingly shocking affirmations in one place are further developed along orthodox lines in other places, and even in yet other places corrected; as if allowing for the possibility of either affirming or denying the statement, or of leaving it up the personal inclinations of the individual – such has always been the fraudulent and daring method used by innovators to establish error. It allows for both the possibility of promoting error and of excusing it.
"It is as if the innovators pretended that they always intended to present the alternative passages, especially to those of simple faith who eventually come to know only some part of the conclusions of such discussions which are published in the common language for everyone's use. Or again, as if the same faithful had the ability on examining such documents to judge such matters for themselves without getting confused and avoiding all risk of error. It is a most reprehensible technique for the insinuation of doctrinal errors and one condemned long ago by our predecessor Saint Celestine who found it used in the writings of Nestorius, Bishop of Constantinople, and which he exposed in order to condemn it with the greatest possible severity. Once these texts were examined carefully, the impostor was exposed and confounded, for he expressed himself in a plethora of words, mixing true things with others that were obscure; mixing at times one with the other in such a way that he was also able to confess those things which were denied while at the same time possessing a basis for denying those very sentences which he confessed.
"In order to expose such snares, something which becomes necessary with a certain frequency in every century, no other method is required than the following: Whenever it becomes necessary to expose statements which disguise some suspected error or danger under the veil of ambiguity, one must denounce the perverse meaning under which the error opposed to Catholic truth is camouflaged." (Pope Pius VI, Auctorem Fidei, August 28, 1794.)
These firings, therefore, with all diligence and care having been formulated by us, we define that it be permitted to no one to bring forward, or to write, or to compose, or to think, or to teach a different faith. Whosoever shall presume to compose a different faith, or to propose, or teach, or hand to those wishing to be converted to the knowledge of the truth, from the Gentiles or Jews, or from any heresy, any different Creed; or to introduce a new voice or invention of speech to subvert these things which now have been determined by us, all these, if they be Bishops or clerics let them be deposed, the Bishops from the Episcopate, the clerics from the clergy; but if they be monks or laymen: let them be anathematized. (Constantinople III).
These and many other serious things, which at present would take too long to list, but which you know well, cause Our intense grief. It is not enough for Us to deplore these innumerable evils unless We strive to uproot them. We take refuge in your faith and call upon your concern for the salvation of the Catholic flock. Your singular prudence and diligent spirit give Us courage and console Us, afflicted as We are with so many trials. We must raise Our voice and attempt all things lest a wild boar from the woods should destroy the vineyard or wolves kill the flock. It is Our duty to lead the flock only to the food which is healthful. In these evil and dangerous times, the shepherds must never neglect their duty; they must never be so overcome by fear that they abandon the sheep. Let them never neglect the flock and become sluggish from idleness and apathy. Therefore, united in spirit, let us promote our common cause, or more truly the cause of God; let our vigilance be one and our effort united against the common enemies.
Indeed you will accomplish this perfectly if, as the duty of your office demands, you attend to yourselves and to doctrine and meditate on these words: "the universal Church is affected by any and every novelty" and the admonition of Pope Agatho: "nothing of the things appointed ought to be diminished; nothing changed; nothing added; but they must be preserved both as regards expression and meaning." Therefore may the unity which is built upon the See of Peter as on a sure foundation stand firm. May it be for all a wall and a security, a safe port, and a treasury of countless blessings. To check the audacity of those who attempt to infringe upon the rights of this Holy See or to sever the union of the churches with the See of Peter, instill in your people a zealous confidence in the papacy and sincere veneration for it. As St. Cyprian wrote: "He who abandons the See of Peter on which the Church was founded, falsely believes himself to be a part of the Church . . . .
But for the other painful causes We are concerned about, you should recall that certain societies and assemblages seem to draw up a battle line together with the followers of every false religion and cult. They feign piety for religion; but they are driven by a passion for promoting novelties and sedition everywhere. They preach liberty of every sort; they stir up disturbances in sacred and civil affairs, and pluck authority to pieces.(Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
Would that they had but displayed less zeal and energy in propagating it! But such is their activity and such their unwearying labor on behalf of their cause, that one cannot but be pained to see them waste such energy in endeavoring to ruin the Church when they might have been of such service to her had their efforts been better directed. Their artifices to delude men's minds are of two kinds, the first to remove obstacles from their path, the second to devise and apply actively and patiently every resource that can serve their purpose. They recognize that the three chief difficulties which stand in their way are the scholastic method of philosophy, the authority and tradition of the Fathers, and the magisterium of the Church, and on these they wage unrelenting war. Against scholastic philosophy and theology they use the weapons of ridicule and contempt. Whether it is ignorance or fear, or both, that inspires this conduct in them, certain it is that the passion for novelty is always united in them with hatred of scholasticism, and there is no surer sign that a man is tending to Modernism than when he begins to show his dislike for the scholastic method. Let the Modernists and their admirers remember the proposition condemned by Pius IX: "The method and principles which have served the ancient doctors of scholasticism when treating of theology no longer correspond with the exigencies of our time or the progress of science." They exercise all their ingenuity in an effort to weaken the force and falsify the character of tradition, so as to rob it of all its weight and authority. But for Catholics nothing will remove the authority of the second Council of Nicea, where it condemns those "who dare, after the impious fashion of heretics, to deride the ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties of some kind...or endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church"; nor that of the declaration of the fourth Council of Constantinople: "We therefore profess to preserve and guard the rules bequeathed to the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, by the Holy and most illustrious Apostles, by the orthodox Councils, both general and local, and by everyone of those divine interpreters, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church." Wherefore the Roman Pontiffs, Pius IV and Pius IX, ordered the insertion in the profession of faith of the following declaration: "I most firmly admit and embrace the apostolic and ecclesiastical traditions and other observances and constitutions of the Church.'' (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.)
We must remember that the forces we are not fighting earthly powers. Saint Paul warns us to fight these forces of darkness in our own lives lest we be overcome by them:
Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: (Ephesians 6: 11-15.)
We need to make many acts of reparation for the crimes against the integrity of the Holy Faith that have been and continue to be committed by likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his stooges as we continue to make reparation for our own many sins as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries as our state-in-life permits.
Look at it this way: the mess has gotten so bad and has spread so very fast, particularly in the past five yeaars, that the restoration of the Church Militant on earth can be done only by the direct intervention of God as a result of the Triumph of His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. As the past five years of Bergoglio’s madness indicates, there is not a conciliar "cardinal" who possesses the Catholic Faith in the fullness of Its Holy Integrity, no, not even the ecumenist named Raymond Burke, which means that they do not have the Catholic Faith as to fall from the Faith in one thing is to fall from It in Its entirety.
Take heart! This is the time that God has willed for eternity for us to be alive and to save our souls. We celebrate the glories of the Easter Octave and Season.
Take heart! We are Catholics. This will pass. May we bear the cross of the present moment with joy and gratitude that we have, despite our own sins and infidelities and blindness, come to recognize the true state of Holy Mother Church in this time of apostasy and betrayal as we continue to denounce the conciliarism and its apologists, starting with Joge Mario Bergoglio to be nothing other than precursors of Antichrist himself.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P., pray for us.