For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.  For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him.  He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil.  For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved. (John 3: 16-20.)
We live at a time in which most men in the world, especially those who exercise power in the nooks and crannies of civil government and popular culture (executives, legislators, judges, civil servants, political party leaders, lobbyists), the mass media, corporations, banks, the medial industry, education, lawyers, advertising firms, airlines and travel agents, insurance companies), love the darkness and hate the light because they are persisting in wanton acts of evil.
As noted many times on this site, our situation is exacerbated by the fact that the wellsprings of a superabundance of Sanctifying and Actual Grace have dried up as a result of the sacramental barrenness of the liturgical rites of a false church, the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Men revert back to barbarism sooner or later without the supernatural helps offered them by Holy Mother Church.
Just as the Goths were able to sack Rome in 410 A.D. because of the evil lives being led by many Romans, so is it the case today that Western nations, including, of course, the United States of America, are laying themselves wide open for their own collapse and eventual conquest by fiercer breeds of barbarism because their leaders and most of their inhabitants prefer the darkness to the light because of their love and celebration of that which is evil.
As our natures are made to know, to love, and to serve God as He has revealed Himself to us through His Catholic Church, however, those who rebel against Him by means of persisting in, no less promoting and celebrating, various sins suffer from the effects of those sins even though they do not believing that they are sinning.
That is, just as a person who is obese will get fatter from eating the wrong foods without believing this to be the case, so is it is the case that those who commit and/or promote sins under cover of the law suffer from their doing so. This is why those who rebel against God by means of committing and/or promoting and celebrating sins, especially grave sins, must "prove" that they are "good" by showing publicly that they are "caring," "loving" human beings who have the best interests of their fellow countrymen at heart.
This is why so many pro-aborts are among the greatest advocates of statist "social services" for the poor as this is a way of "proving" to others (and to themselves, whether or not they realize it) that they "care." This is how many Catholic pro-aborts in public life have tried for nearly forty-two years now to deflect criticism of their support for baby-killing, claiming that they are the ones who are truly "pro-life" as they support one failed statist program after one failed statist program for the "poor" and for illegal immigrants and for whoever is said to be unable to care for themselves, which was one of the chief justifications used by many pro-abort Catholics in the United States House of Representatives during the debate on ObamaCare in March of 2010.
The late Edward Moore Kennedy, enabled by a ready cadre of conciliar "bishops" of the "leftist" variety of naturalism, used his sanctimonious, self-righteous, bombastic rhetoric to proclaim himself to be a champion of the "poor" and the needy. He was hailed as such at Our Lady of Perpetual of Help Church in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Saturday, August 29, 2009, the Feast of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.
The late Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin invented his "consistent ethic of life" ("seamless garment") in a speech at Fordham University on December 6, 1983, to claim that one can't really be "pro-life" unless one opposes the death penalty and supports government programs for the poor and underprivileged, doing this to blunt inroads that then President Ronald Wilson Reagan was making with Catholic voters because of the issue of abortion.
Bernardin wanted to indemnify the likes of Edward Moore Kennedy and Mario Matthew Cuomo and Thomas P. O'Neill and Thomas Foley and Christopher Dodd and John Kerry and Barbara Mikulski and Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Geraldine Ferraro from any possible electoral consequences because of their support for chemical and surgical baby-killing. They were doing "so much" for the poor. They were really the true "pro-lifers" in public life. It is wrong to be "single issue" voters on the issue of abortion alone.
It is no wonder, therefore, that non-Catholics such as Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetero and his wife, Michelle Robinson Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Wilhelm/Warren deBlasio Wilhem/Bill de Blasio, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, et al., persist in the delusion that they are "caring" for others, with our taxpayer dollars, mind you, even though they support one grave moral evil after another under cover of the civil law, including the slicing and dicing of little children in their mothers' wombs and the sin of Sodomy Their "program" to "care" for children is perfectly in line with the United Nations Convention for the Child that has been endorsed by none other than “Saint John Paul II” and his successor, Antipope Emeritus Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI (see Kindred Spirit of the New World Order). How are non-Catholic statists supposed to know better when the Nanny State and its programs have the seal of approval of the conciliar "popes,” including Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who celebrates the darkness of the world with reckless abandon.
There is a very interesting irony in all of this, though, that is rarely the subject of any kind of commentary.
That is, the lords of Modernity in the world support all manner of moral evils while denouncing those who oppose them as being “intolerant” and “bigoted” and “judgmental.” These denunciations show such sanctimonious officials to be the ones who are truly intolerant, bigoted and judgmental and “tolerant” of those who agree perfectly with them.
Similarly, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has shown himself to be a master of demagoguery as he denounces those who “moralize” against the very evils that even “Saint John Paul II” was known to oppose, albeit in the language of concilarspeak and the heresy of personalism, now and again, earning him the scorn of men such as “Padre Jorge” whilst he was working in barrios of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio stops at nothing to denounce mythical straw men in order to show himself to be the one who is truly “enlightened,” “kind” and “merciful.”
What we are witnessing, however, is the triumph of what can be termed collectively as “The New Puritans" who engage in moralizing in support of moral evils while lecturing constantly on the subject of their prescriptions for maintaining good physical health and preserving the environment. These statists seek to “purify” the remaining vestiges of any semblance of Natural Law principles, no less of any semblance of a “generic” Christianity, from public consciousness. Endless harangues are offered up to explain how it is necessary it is for us to love giving up our legitimate liberties to effect a transformation from “narrow,” “selfish” “perspectives into the acceptance a collective consciousness.
To this end, all manner of Federal and state laws and local government ordinances are enacted to regulate practically every aspect of ordinary life while considering as “legal” every manner of blasphemy, indecency, immodesty, purity, filth and immoral practice imaginable. Those steeped in the promotion of evil must consider themselves moral superior to those who are “backward” and must be shamed and shackled into submission.
Contemporary legislation prohibiting mundane activities that are not contrary to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive and the Natural Law is nothing other than a contemporary manifestation of one of the lingering residual effects of the penchant of the Puritans to regulate practically every aspect of human existence by means of written law.
After all, men who do not believe in the existence of a visible, hierarchical church founded by Christ the King Himself upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, and thus do not believe in the existence of Sanctifying Grace that flows from the seven sacraments He instituted must find some way to bind men by various strictures in order to save them from themselves. It is really no exaggeration to state that contemporary strictures against ordinary activities that are not immoral in se is nothing other than a return to the Mosaic precepts that bound the Jews prior to the ending of the Old Covenant by the Passion and Death of Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. The New Puritans of today must denounce “moralizing” and “moralists” while doing other than moralizing in behalf of their own “infallible” beliefs and practices that they seek to impose by force of the civil law upon us in order to “save” us from our own “slavery” to “ignorance.”
Thus it is that contemporary efforts on the part of our libertine caesars and caesarettes to control our lives by regulating expressions of our Catholic Faith in public and coercing us into funding a whole panoply of moral evils while seeking to heavily tax, if not eliminate, foods and drinks of choice, flow logically from the after-effects of Calvinism, which is nothing more than Judaism with a heretical Christian gloss.
In this regard, you see, what we are witnessing now is reminiscent of old laws, most of which were unenforced, that were still on the statue books in 1975 when Barbara Seuling's You Can't Eat Peanuts in Church and Other Little-Known Laws was published in 1975. Here are two brief lists of such laws that are contained in that book:
You must have a doctor's written prescription to take a bath in Boston.
Wearing suspenders is illegal in Nogales, Arizona.
In South Dakota it is against the law for an eighty year-old woman to stop and talk to a young married man.
A Louisiana law upholds your right to grow as tall as you like.
It is against the law to sing out of tune in North Carolina.
In Brainerd Minnesota, an old law requires every male to grow a beard.
In Natoma Kansas it is illegal to practice knife throwing at someone wearing a striped suit.
No one over the age of 88 is permitted to ride a motorcycle in Idaho falls, Idaho.
The law regulates the size of wheat cakes during bank holidays in Michigan.
California law is worded in such a way that it is illegal to trap a mouse without a hunting license.
A law in Idaho makes it illegal to give your sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
In Santa Anna, California, you are not permitted to swim on dry land.
It is unlawful to whistle on Sunday in Louisiana.
In Connecticut the law gives beavers the legal right to build a dam.
In Belvedere, California, the law states "No dog shall be in public without its master in a leash.
It is illegal to cross the street on Sunday in Marblehead Massachusetts unless it is absolutely necessary.
You cannot fish for trout from the back of a giraffe in Idaho.
In San Francisco you are forbidden by law to spit on your laundry.
In Massachusetts it is illegal to eat peanuts in church.
In Los Angeles it is against the law to us the US mail to complain about roaches in your hotel room.
An ordinance in Pocatello, Idaho makes it illegal to look gloomy.
Minneapolis law makes it illegal to drive a red automobile.
In Marshall Minnesota it is against the law for women to shine their shoes on Saturday.
In the Pine Island district of Minnesota, a man must tip his hat when passing a cow.
In Knoxville Tennessee it is illegal to lasso a fish.
In Minneapolis the legal punishment for double parking is being put on a chain gang and being fed only bread and water.
In Portland Oregon it is illegal to wear roller skates in public restrooms.
In Minneapolis it is illegal to install a bathtub in your home unless it has legs.
A San Francisco law requires that elephants on Market Street be kept on a leash.
It is illegal to break out of jail in White Cloud Kansas.
In Colorado Springs, Colorado, a dog has the right to one bite.
In Indiana there is a law against taking a bath in the winter.
In Texas it is against the law to carry wire cutters with you in your vehicle (Illustrations : The Law.)
Hunting elk on Main Street in Ouray, California, is prohibited by law.
An early-twentieth-century law passed in Meridian, Mississippi, forbids businessmen to beat drums during a lunchtime stroll.
Lest little boys of Ashland, Wisconsin, grow up to be gamblers, law has been enacted making it illegal to play marbles for keeps.
In Star, Mississippi, it is a punishable offense to ridicule public architecture.
A federal law prohibits women from tagging along with American troops as laundresses.
To take a bath in Boston, you must have a doctor's written prescription.
It is illegal to own both a cat and a bird in Reed City, Michigan.
A Louisiana law upholds your right to grow as tall as you like.
Spitting against the wind in Sault Sainte marie, Michigan, is unlawful.
Federal law maintains that no living person can be portrayed on United States paper currency.
In South Dakota, an eighty-year-old woman cannot stop on the street to talk to a young married man.
Barbers in Hawaii are not permitted to lather the chins of their customers with a shaving brush.
In Wyoming, it is illegal to take a picture of a rabbit during January, February, March, or April--unless you have a license.
It is illegal walk through the streets of Maine with your shoelaces undone.
Public checker-playing is against the law in La Cross, Wisconsin.
Prisoners in Charleston, South Carolina, were once charged a dollar fare for the ride to jail.
In St. Louis Missouri, it is illegal to let rubbish collect on your roof.
Singing out of tune in North Carolina is illegal.
In Whitehall, Montana, it is unlawful to drive a truck or car with ice picks fitted to the wheels.
In Naptoma, Kansas, it is illegal to practice knife-throwing at someone wearing a striped suit.
It was once illegal in Boston, Massachusetts, to own a dog more than ten inches high.
In Kentucky, a man may not marry his wife's grandmother.
In Hammond, Indiana, it is illegal to throw watermelon seeds on the sidewalk.
During bank holidays in Michigan, the size of wheatcakes is regulated by law/
It is unlawful to ride a tricycle on the sidewalk in Moscow, Idaho.
The Wisconsin legislature passed a law ordering that with each meal sold in the state for twenty-five cents or more, a minimum of two thirds of an ounce of cheese must be served.
In Ziegler, Illinois, a law provides that the first four firemen tho show up at a fire will be paid for their services.
A New York judge ruled that if two women behind you in a movie house are discussing the probable outcome of a film, you can give them a Bronx cheer.
A hotel owner in Boston, Massachusetts, is required by law to put up and bed down a guest's house.
You can attach a horn to your bicycle in New Mexico only if it produces a harmonious sound.
It is unlawful to drink water or milk on a train in North Carolina.
According to an old law of Truro, Massachusetts, a young man could not get married until he had killed either six blackbirds or three crows. (Barbara Seuling, You Can't Eat Peanuts in Church and Little-Known Laws; Dolphin Books, Doubleday and Company, 1976; excerpts found on pp. 13-27, inclusive.)
The stupid laws such as the one in the State of New York that turned the late Eric Garner into an illegal hustler of loose cigarettes are efforts of the New Puritans, the very people who condemn those who oppose abortion and sodomy, to impose their own false concepts of morality upon us all.
While Garner’s death was inarguably the result of unnecessary police force used to subdue a man who was resisting arrest for a menial crime, is a tragedy, although one that does not in the slightest justify the actions of the despicable Alfred Sharpton and his stooge, Warren Wilhelm/Warren de Blasio Wilhem/Bill de Blasio, to demagogue against all police officers, the plain fact of the matter is that the New Puritans have turned police officers into enforces of unjust civil statutes and to serve as the armed protectors of baby-killings. Our police have been trained to distrust “religious fanatics” and to consider that those who desire anything resembling a limited government and a due respect for the limitations upon their own power imposed by the Constitution of the United States of America and their own state constitutions are “extremists” who are potential “domestic terrorists."
Don’t laugh. Please, don’t laugh.
It was a scant five years, eight months ago now that the Department of Homeland Security, then headed by the pro-abortion Janet Napolitano who was the third secretary of this Cabinet department that was created at the behest of then President George Herbert Walker Bush in 2001, and the third straight pro-abort to fill that post (succeeding Thomas Ridge and Michael Chertoff, both of whom with the “pro-life” Bush the Lesser’s nominees), issued an alert about “domestic terrorism” to local police chiefs and county sheriffs:
* (U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration. (Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.)
This was quite a concise statement of the worldview of those naturalists who consider themselves to be in possession of the right to control individual lives in the name of the "community" according to the "truths" of their leftist ideologies. This statement even manifested a contempt for the Federalism of the American founders, men who were, after all, considered just a wee-bit "anti-government" by the government of King George III.
Those who "reject federal authority in favor of state and local authority" are possible terrorists?
Mindful of the fact that the American founders set us on the course that has given us the likes of Caesar Obamus by believing that men could structure the well-ordered state without acknowledging that the Catholic Church has the right from God to direct men in all that pertains to the good of their immortal souls, the founders did have an understanding, no matter how inchoate, that there should be a division of authority between the central government and state governments, something that is indeed in accord with the Natural Law principle of subsidiarity that was enunciated very clearly by Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931:
As history abundantly proves, it is true that on account of changed conditions many things which were done by small associations in former times cannot be done now save by large associations. Still, that most weighty principle, which cannot be set aside or changed, remains fixed and unshaken in social philosophy: Just as it is gravely wrong to take from individuals what they can accomplish by their own initiative and industry and give it to the community, so also it is an injustice and at the same time a grave evil and disturbance of right order to assign to a greater and higher association what lesser and subordinate organizations can do. For every social activity ought of its very nature to furnish help to the members of the body social, and never destroy and absorb them.
The supreme authority of the State ought, therefore, to let subordinate groups handle matters and concerns of lesser importance, which would otherwise dissipate its efforts greatly. Thereby the State will more freely, powerfully, and effectively do all those things that belong to it alone because it alone can do them: directing, watching, urging, restraining, as occasion requires and necessity demands. Therefore, those in power should be sure that the more perfectly a graduated order is kept among the various associations, in observance of the principle of "subsidiary function," the stronger social authority and effectiveness will be the happier and more prosperous the condition of the State. (Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931.)
Was Pope Pius XI a dangerous "anti-government," right-wing "extremist" because he taught the principle of subsidiarity that requires human problems to be address in the institution closest to them (the family, the parish, the diocese--and then the government that is closest to the person in need and far as short a time as possible)?
As I have noted endlessly on this site, those who are advocates of "states' rights" can be faulted for believing that state governments are all-powerful in that they have the "authority" to enact whatever legislation is desired by the "people" by those states. No level of government--state, local or nation--has any authority from God to enact any legislation contrary to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law no matter what "the people" may want. The "people" are not sovereign. Christ the King is Sovereign. "States' rights" must be subordinate to God's Sacred Rights as these have been taught by the Catholic Church, something that naturalists of the "libertarian" stripe reject out of hand
That having been noted, however, the statists reject subsidiarity in its entirety, believing that we, the citizens, must surrender our wills to what they seek to "impose" upon us without our uttering even a peep of opposition.
In like manner, the Jacobins/Bolsheviks among the conciliar revolutionaries, men who march in complete lock step with the draconian statist measures of the caesars and caesarettes of Modernity as necessary for the pursuit of “peace and social justice,” have specialized in coddling statists who support various moral evils while denouncing Catholics who adhere to everything contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith without exception and who seek to make reparation for their own sins while praying for the conversion of those who sin unrepentantly.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, of course, has shown himself to be relentless in his demonization of believing Catholics and his denigration of all that he associates with the “no church” of his youth. He has opened his arms wide to unrepentant sinners without exhorting them to quit their life of sin and he has gone to great lengths to demonstrate that non-Catholics do not need to convert to the Faith.
Indeed, the only people who need to “convert,” Bergoglio keeps telling us, are those Catholics who continue to bear traces of the “no church” deep in their bones. Bergoglio has spared no one in his moralizing screeds as he denounces “moralists” who believe in a set of “rules.” Bergoglio has been particularly unsparing against those members of his conciliar hierarchy and clergy who are steeped in “clericalism,” which he associates with careerism and an inflate sense of self-importance and privilege.
It is with this in mind, you see, that one can begin to understand that Bergoglio’s Christmas address to the members of his curia six days ago, Monday, December 22, 2014, the Feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini here in the United States of America, was “bold” only in the manner in which the false “pontiff” showed himself to have a contempt for the curia as an institution of the Roman Pontiff. Bergoglio clearly wants to eliminate many, if not most, of the conciliar curia’s functions in order to devolve more and more authority down to the “retail” level, where the local “bishops” and presbyters can decide how to “meet the people in a dialogue of encounter” rather than seek to “impose” “inflexible rules” that are said to turn people away from what they think is the Catholic Church.
As a true Puritan, a man who wishes to purify the counterfeit church of conciliarism of as much as its Catholic trappings as possible given the fact that he is aware of the need to preserve some appearances of Catholicism on occasion in order to keep his useful idiots on the “right” appeased (“support the ‘pope’ when he says or does something Catholic), Bergoglio gave the members of the conciliar curia quite an extensive list of “illnesses” to avoid in order not to “cage” God the Holy Ghost.
Here are excerpts from Bergoglio's address to the curia, which was delivered nine years to the day after his predecessor, His Apostateness Emeritus Joseph Ratztinger/Benedict XVI, gave his infamous "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" address:
1. The disease of thinking we are “immortal”, “immune” or downright “indispensable”, neglecting the need for regular check-ups. A Curia which is not self-critical, which does not keep up with things, which does not seek to be more fit, is a sick body. A simple visit to the cemetery might help us see the names of many people who thought they were immortal, immune and indispensable! It is the disease of the rich fool in the Gospel, who thought he would live forever (cf. Lk 12:13-21), but also of those who turn into lords and masters, and think of themselves as above others and not at their service. It is often an effect of the pathology of power, from a superiority complex, from a narcissism which passionately gazes at its own image and does not see the image of God on the face of others, especially the weakest and those most in need. The antidote to this plague is the grace of realizing that we are sinners and able to say heartily: “We are unworthy servants. We have only done what was our duty” (Lk 17:10).
2. Another disease is the “Martha complex”, excessive busy-ness. It is found in those who immerse themselves in work and inevitably neglect “the better part”: sitting at the feet of Jesus (cf. Lk 10:38-42). Jesus called his disciples to “rest a while” (cf. Mk 6:31) for a reason, because neglecting needed rest leads to stress and agitation. A time of rest, for those who have completed their work, is necessary, obligatory and should be taken seriously: by spending time with one’s family and respecting holidays as moments of spiritual and physical recharging. We need to learn from Qohelet that “for everything there is a season” (3:1-15).
3. Then too there is the disease of mental and spiritual “petrification”. It is found in those who have a heart of stone, the “stiff-necked” (Acts 7:51-60), in those who in the course of time lose their interior serenity, alertness and daring, and hide under a pile of papers, turning into paper pushers and not men of God (cf. Heb 3:12). It is dangerous to lose the human sensitivity that enables us to weep with those who weep and to rejoice with those who rejoice! This is the disease of those who lose “the sentiments of Jesus” (cf. Phil 2:5-11), because as time goes on their hearts grow hard and become incapable of loving unconditionally the Father and our neighbour (cf. Mt 22:34-35). Being a Christian means “having the same sentiments that were in Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5), sentiments of humility and unselfishness, of detachment and generosity.
4. The disease of excessive planning and of functionalism. When the apostle plans everything down to the last detail and believes that with perfect planning things will fall into place, he becomes an accountant or an office manager. Things need to be prepared well, but without ever falling into the temptation of trying to contain and direct the freedom of the Holy Spirit, which is always greater and more flexible than any human planning (cf. Jn 3:8). We contract this disease because “it is always more easy and comfortable to settle in our own sedentary and unchanging ways. In truth, the Church shows her fidelity to the Holy Spirit to the extent that she does not try to control or tame him… to tame the Holy Spirit! … He is freshness, imagination, and newness”. (To the Roman Curia on the occasion of the presentation of Christmas greetings, 22 December 2014)
Well, to paraphrase Ronald Wilson Reagan’s famous line uttered during his debate with President James Earl Carter, Jr., on Tuesday, October 28, 1980, in Cleveland, Ohio, “There he goes again.”
Yes, the whole point of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s curial address of six days ago was to associate the “illnesses” that afflict those who work in the conciliar curia as stemming from a desire to “control” or “tame” the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, Who is said to be “freshness, imagination, and newness.” In other words, God the Holy Ghost is “full of surprises” and loves “innovation.”
All of Bergoglio’s talk about “illnesses” in the curia was a smokescreen for him to mask his deeply-held desire to eradicate every known vestige of Catholicism that remains in his false church. His sanctimony is as insidious as his instructions are hypocritical.
For the sake of emphasis, especially for those accessing this site for the first time, God the Holy Ghost is immutable. He is opposed to all innovation and novelty:
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.)
As for the rest, We greatly deplore the fact that, where the ravings of human reason extend, there is somebody who studies new things and strives to know more than is necessary, against the advice of the apostle. There you will find someone who is overconfident in seeking the truth outside the Catholic Church, in which it can be found without even a light tarnish of error. Therefore, the Church is called, and is indeed, a pillar and foundation of truth. You correctly understand, venerable brothers, that We speak here also of that erroneous philosophical system which was recently brought in and is clearly to be condemned. This system, which comes from the contemptible and unrestrained desire for innovation, does not seek truth where it stands in the received and holy apostolic inheritance. Rather, other empty doctrines, futile and uncertain doctrines not approved by the Church, are adopted. Only the most conceited men wrongly think that these teachings can sustain and support that truth. (Pope Gregory XVI, Singulari Nos, May 25, 1834.)
For the doctrine of the faith which God has revealed is put forward
not as some philosophical discovery capable of being perfected by human intelligence,
but as a divine deposit committed to the spouse of Christ to be faithfully protected and infallibly promulgated.
Hence, too, that meaning of the sacred dogmas is ever to be maintained which has once been declared by holy mother church, and there must never be any abandonment of this sense under the pretext or in the name of a more profound understanding.
God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever be in opposition to truth.
The appearance of this kind of specious contradiction is chiefly due to the fact that either: the dogmas of faith are not understood and explained in accordance with the mind of the church, or unsound views are mistaken for the conclusions of reason.
Therefore we define that every assertion contrary to the truth of enlightened faith is totally false. . . .
3. If anyone says that it is possible that at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be assigned to the dogmas propounded by the church which is different from that which the church has understood and understands: let him be anathema.
And so in the performance of our supreme pastoral office, we beseech for the love of Jesus Christ and we command, by the authority of him who is also our God and saviour, all faithful Christians, especially those in authority or who have the duty of teaching, that they contribute their zeal and labour to the warding off and elimination of these errors from the church and to the spreading of the light of the pure faith.
But since it is not enough to avoid the contamination of heresy unless those errors are carefully shunned which approach it in greater or less degree, we warn all of their duty to observe the constitutions and decrees in which such wrong opinions, though not expressly mentioned in this document, have been banned and forbidden by this holy see. (Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council, Session III, Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith, Chapter 4, On Faith and Reason, April 24, 1870. SESSION 3 : 24 April 1870.)
Hence it is quite impossible [the Modernists assert] to maintain that they [dogmatic statements] absolutely contain the truth: for, in so far as they are symbols, they are the images of truth, and so must be adapted to the religious sense in its relation to man; and as instruments, they are the vehicles of truth, and must therefore in their turn be adapted to man in his relation to the religious sense. But the object of the religious sense, as something contained in the absolute, possesses an infinite variety of aspects, of which now one, now another, may present itself. In like manner he who believes can avail himself of varying conditions. Consequently, the formulas which we call dogma must be subject to these vicissitudes, and are, therefore, liable to change. Thus the way is open to the intrinsic evolution of dogma. Here we have an immense structure of sophisms which ruin and wreck all religion. (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio believes in a false god who is "full of surprises." It is very curious, of course, that his own well-known revolutionary prejudices and publicly proclaimed heresies and scandalously blasphemous acts of apostasy are synonomous with what he calls "God's surprises."
Other salient passages from Bergoglio’s address include the following:
6. There is also a “spiritual Alzheimer’s disease”. It consists in losing the memory of our personal “salvation history”, our past history with the Lord and our “first love” (Rev 2:4). It involves a progressive decline in the spiritual faculties which in the long or short run greatly handicaps a person by making him incapable of doing anything on his own, living in a state of absolute dependence on his often imaginary perceptions. We see it in those who have lost the memory of their encounter with the Lord; in those who no longer see life’s meaning in “deuteronomic” terms; in those who are completely caught up in the present moment, in their passions, whims and obsessions; in those who build walls and routines around themselves, and thus become more and more the slaves of idols carved by their own hands. (To the Roman Curia on the occasion of the presentation of Christmas greetings, 22 December 2014)
This is pure Modernism, which teaches that one can only “know” Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by “encountering” Him on a “personal” basis, unfettered by the supposed preconceptions of various dogmas that do not speak to the human heart on a “personal” basis. Such “narrow-minded” people cannot understand who cannot understand those who do not see the word in terms of the Ten Commandments.
Bergoglio’s condemnation of those members of the curia who are caught up in their “own imaginary perceptions” is an attack on anyone who believes that Catholic dogma is fixed and incapable of change or modification in order to “meet the needs” of those who find it “cold” and “unresponsive” to their own particular circumstances.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the one who is stuck in his own imaginary world as the "god" he professes is nonexistent. He has the greatest illness of all, heresy, which the true God of Divine Revelation hates.
The next two sections take swipes at those who lead lives of “quietism,” meaning those who spend “excessive” time in prayer and contemplation while ignoring the “action” that awaits them in the “streets,” and those who strive for academic honors, meaning those who want to further their studies, such as they are in the conciliar church, while working in Rome. Bergoglio is truly an anti-intellectual as much as he is a figure of Antichrist:
7. The disease of rivalry and vainglory. When appearances, the colour of our clothes and our titles of honour become the primary object in life, we forget the words of Saint Paul: “Do nothing from selfishness or conceit but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Phil 2:3-4). This is a disease which leads us to be men and woman of deceit, and to live a false “mysticism” and a false “quietism”. Saint Paul himself defines such persons as “enemies of the cross of Christ” because “they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things” (Phil 3:19).
8. The disease of existential schizophrenia. This is the disease of those who live a double life, the fruit of that hypocrisy typical of the mediocre and of a progressive spiritual emptiness which no doctorates or academic titles can fill. It is a disease which often strikes those who abandon pastoral service and restrict themselves to bureaucratic matters, thus losing contact with reality, with concrete people. In this way they create their own parallel world, where they set aside all that they teach with severity to others and begin to live a hidden and often dissolute life. For this most serious disease conversion is most urgent and indeed indispensable (cf. Lk 15:11-32).
Jorge Mario Bergoglio believes those conciliar clerics who adhere to even a semblance of Catholic doctrine have lost “contact with reality,” with “concrete people,” choosing to live in a “parallel world” as they persist in a teaching that is “severe” and “out-of-touch.” It is such putative clerics who are said to lead “dissolute” lives, not truly corrupt men such as his own hand-picked selection to head the Institute of Religious Works, the Vatican Bank, “Monsignor” Battista Ricca.
Forever condemning “gossip” while remaining silent about such evils as the Belgian Parliament’s approval of euthanizing children earlier this year, Bergoglio’s “solution” to all of the illnesses is to associate his own work of spiritual destruction with that of the “Holy Spirit”:
We need to be clear that it is only the Holy Spirit who can heal all our infirmities. He is the soul of the Mystical Body of Christ; as the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed says: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, Lord and Giver of Life”. It is the Holy Spirit who sustains every sincere effort at purification and in every effort at conversion. It is he who makes us realize that every member participates in the sanctification of the Body and its weakening. He is the promoter of harmony: Ipse harmonia est”, as Saint Basil says. Saint Augustine tells us that “as long as a member is still part of the body, its healing can be hoped for. But once it is removed, it can be neither cured nor healed”.
Healing also comes about through an awareness of our sickness and of a personal and communal decision to be cured by patiently and perseveringly accepting the remedy. (To the Roman Curia on the occasion of the presentation of Christmas greetings, 22 December 2014)
Yes, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has a “remedy,” and he was warning the members of the conciliar that they had better accept it as coming from the “Holy Spirit.” He even blasphemously invoked the Blessed Mother herself to effect this end!
Pope Saint Pius X, writing in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin ary, explained Bergoglio's agenda very well, which is why the Argentine Apostate's agenda is no surprise whatsoever:
38. 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 seminaries. They 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 he 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?
39. It may, perhaps, seem to some, Venerable Brethren, that We have dealt at too great length on this exposition of the doctrines of the Modernists. But it was necessary that We should do so, both in order to meet their customary charge that We do not understand their ideas, and to show that their system does not consist in scattered and unconnected theories, but, as it were, in a closely connected whole, so that it is not possible to admit one without admitting all. For this reason, too, We have had to give to this exposition a somewhat didactic form, and not to shrink from employing certain unwonted terms which the Modernists have brought into use. And now with Our eyes fixed upon the whole system, no one will be surprised that We should define it to be the synthesis of all heresies. Undoubtedly, were anyone to attempt the task of collecting together all the errors that have been broached against the faith and to concentrate into one the sap and substance of them all, he could not succeed in doing so better than the Modernists have done. Nay, they have gone farther than this, for, as We have already intimated, their system means the destruction not of the Catholic religion alone, but of all religion. Hence the rationalists are not wanting in their applause, and the most frank and sincere among them congratulate themselves on having found in the Modernists the most valuable of all allies. (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.)
Behold the synthesis of all Modernists, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
First, it is necessary to make an overall observation about Bergoglio’s list of “illnesses.”
As a consummate demagogue, Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s whole aim in his address of six days ago was to portray the current state of the conciliar curia in broad strokes so as to prepare the way for radical changes in its structure and operation next year, 2015.
Second, to this end, the false “pontiff” used the pitfalls that exist inherently in an ecclesiastical bureaucracy as something that he can “cure” by means of structural reform and an “adjustment” in the behavior of those who work within it. This naïve belief shows Bergoglio’s intellectual debt to both John Locke, the father of modern liberalism, and to Karl Marx, whose revolution sought to repair the social flaws that the structural reforms of liberals made worse over time. Bergoglio really believes in structural reform as the means to change human behavior. This is why he is such a supporter of structural reform in the civil realm and it is why he assembled his Commissars back in 2013.
Ever the hypocrite, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has refined the art of denouncing believing Catholics to a level unsurpassed even by the caesars of the past and those of the present.
We are living among figures of Antichrist, men and women who are intent on “converting” us.
The lords of Modernity seek to do this by enslaving to a regime of laws that countenance licentiousness while proscribing any and all condemnation of it as even the public proclamation of Holy Name of Christ the King is considered a thought crime of “insensitivity” to the beliefs of others. The lords of Modernism in the counterfeit church of concilarism do this by enabling the Herods of Modernity and by denouncing those who are attached to "outdated" beliefs and "archaic" liturgies. The celebration of sin is "in" both in the world and its enabler, the counterfeit church of conciliarism. The celebration of sin is "in" in the world in the name of "diversity" and it is "in" in the conciliar church in the name of a false "mercy."
Our remedy, of course, is to remain steadfast in the true Catholic Faith with the help of the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.
We also need the help of Good Saint Joseph, who protected the Holy Family on their flight into Egypt to avoid the snares of Herod the Great, the titular Jewish king who was nothing other than a stooge of the Romans, a murderous tyrant who was willing to shed the blood of innocent children to maintain his kingly status.
We are in the Octave of Christmas! A Saviour has been born for us. Let us kneel before Him as He reposes in His Crib as we show Him our love and our gratitude by dying to self more and more and by surrendering unto Him through the Sorrwful and Immaculate Heart of Mary all of the sufferings of this present moment, careful to pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady, Mother of God, 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
The Holy Innocents, pray for us.