One of the things that most fully traditional Catholics tend to forget is that very, very few people outside of what I called the “Bergoglio Bubble” pay any attention at all to the daily events in the Casa Santa Marta or elsewhere within the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s daily screeds against Catholics who believe in the holy integrity and inviolable purity of the articles contained in the Sacred Deposit and who take seriously the horror of personal sins, including their own, by trying to make reparation for them before they die go unnoticed by most of the world.
Look, most people, including many believing Catholics, to say nothing of the lion’s share of baptized Catholics who are nominal believers and casual practitioners of the conciliar religion, are busy with their everyday lives, distracted by a plethora of bread and circuses, including being glued to the television when at home and glued to whatever hand-held device they use when away from away to play computer “games” and to surf the internet for “amusement” and information. People are busy trying to make a living to provide for themselves and their families. Such people do not have time, interest or inclination to check any website that features news or commentary about what purports to be the Catholic Church in this time of apostasy and betrayal.
Thus it is that Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s trip to the United States of America gave both Catholics and non-Catholics a close-up of a man who is on a mission of false “love” to reaffirm hardened sinners in their lives of perdition and to reaffirm adherents of other false religions, including those that deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, a Sacred Divinity that he himself is afraid to pronounce before “unbelievers,” in paths that are devoid of the means to sanctify and to save their immortal souls. Bergoglio has presented himself as the “nice pope,” a man who supposedly “cares” about people and who wants to help them feel good about themselves.
This is all from the devil as no true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter has been indifferent to the horror of personal sins or, worse yet, reaffirmed unrepentant sinners in their lives of perdition.
No true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter has ever gone into temples of false worship to serve as a participant in “prayer service” anywhere, no less one where the Holy Divine of Our Jesus Christ was not pronounced.
No true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter has refrained from giving a blessing upon a crowd because he feared to offend those who did not believe in God at all or did not believe in Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to say nothing of asking for “good thoughts” to be sent his way by those who were atheists or agnostics.
No true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter has shown indifference to moral evils that threaten the sanctification and salvation of souls and thus of the whole of social order.
No true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter has reduced the Gospel of the Divine Redeemer to the provision of man’s temporal needs by the civil state through policies of confiscatory taxation and redistribution of wealth and to the protection of the environment.
No true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter has ever entered into the pantheons of civil power to speak as a Marxist social scientist and scientist, doing so without even mentioning the Holy Name of Jesus.
Jorge Mario Bergolio’s actions and words said more about the state of what is thought to be the Catholic Church than anything that the supposedly “conservative” champions of “orthodoxy,” Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, said or did.
Remember, “Saint John Paul II” has been dead now for nearly one hundred twenty-six months, ten months less than his contemporary on the world scene for eight years in the first decade of his false “pontificate,” Ronald Wilson Reagan. Many people alive today have no firm recollection of the “Polish Pope” any more than they do of Ronald Reagan. These two world actors—and emphasis on word actor, please—certainly dominated the world stage. Their time, however, has passed. A new “papal” “citizen king” has come to power, and he’s all the rage at the moment as he tickles the itching ears of Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
Tragically, Wojtyla/John Paul II tried to use the documents of the “Second” Vatican Council and of the conciliar “bishops” (many of whom were such back in 1979) here in the United States of America when he addressed them at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, on Friday, October 5, 2015, in an attempt to rein in “abuses” in matters of Faith, Morals, Worship and pastoral praxis. Even when doing so in an effort to demonstrate how the body of American “bishops” said one thing in their documents and another in practice, Wojtyla/John Paul II praised the foundations of conciliarism that had been laid by Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII and Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Mario Montini/Paul the Sick as both necessary and consonant with the patrimony of the Catholic.
As hard as he tried, though, Wojtyla/John Paul II had been a council father at the “Second” Vatican Council and played a leading role in shaping some of its documents, including Gaudium et Spes, December 7, 1965, which provided a “reconciliation” with what the German New Theologian, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, called the “new era that had been inaugurated by the events of 1789.” It was such a belief that led the “pro-life” “Saint John Paul II, who undermined the integrity of marriage by means of his support for “natural family planning” and explicit classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, who provided a few of the germs that the then Archbishop of Cincinnati, Ohio, Joseph Bernardin, turned into the “consistent ethic of life” (seamless garment) four years later when giving an address at Fordham University, Borough of the Bronx, City of New York, New York,
Consider how Wojtyla/John Paul II linked the defense of the innocent preborn with the American bishops’ support for housing and education programs in that October 5, 1979, address:
You also gave witness to the truth, thereby serving all humanity, when, echoing the teaching of the Council—"From the moment of conception life must be guarded with the greatest care" (Gaudium et Spes, 51)—you reaffirmed the right to life and the inviolability of every human life, including the life of unborn children. You clearly said: "To destroy these innocent unborn children is an unspeakable crime ... Their right to life must be recognized and fully protected by the law".
And just as you defended the unborn in the truth of their being, so also you clearly spoke up for the aged, asserting: "Euthanasia or mercy killing ... is a grave moral evil ... Such killing is incompatible with respect for human dignity and reverence for life".
And in your pastoral interest for your people in all their needs—including housing, education, health care, employment, and the administration of justice—you gave further witness to the fact that all aspects of human life are sacred. You were, in effect, proclaiming that the Church will never abandon man, nor his temporal needs, as she leads humanity to salvation and eternal life. And because the Church's greatest act of fidelity to humanity and her "fundamental function in every age and particularly in ours is to direct man's gaze, to point the awareness and experience of the whole of humanity toward the mystery of God" (Redemptor Hominis, 10)—because of this you rightly alluded to the dimension of eternal life. It is indeed in this proclamation of eternal life that we hold up a great motive of hope for our people, against the onslaughts of materialism, against rampant secularism and against moral permissiveness. (To Bishops of the United States of America, October 5, 1979.)
Please note that I said the “germs” of the “consistent ethic of life” and thus of Bergoglio’s whole approach to matters of “social justice” were present in Wojtyla/John Paul II’s remarks of thirty-six years ago. The then fifty-nine year-old Modernist and phenomenologist did mention “eternal life” and he even reminded the American “bishops” of their need to provide the faithful with what he claimed was the purity of Catholic doctrine:
One of the greatest rights of the faithful is to receive the word of God in its purity and integrity as guaranteed by the Magisterium of the universal Church: the authentic Magisterium of the Bishops of the Catholic Church teaching in union with the Pope. Dear Brothers: we can be assured that the Holy Spirit is assisting us in our teaching if we remain absolutely faithful to the universal Magisterium. (To Bishops of the United States of America, October 5, 1979.)
Wojtyla/John Paul II was even more exasperated eight years later that is, in 1987, when he addressed his fellow conciliar revolutionaries, most of whom by that point were his own appointees, in Los Angeles, California, as he once again attempted to lay down the conciliar version of the “law” to them:
It is sometimes reported that a large number of Catholics today do not adhere to the teaching of the Church on a number of questions, notably sexual and conjugal morality, divorce and remarriage. Some are reported as not accepting the Church’s clear position on abortion. It has also been noted that there is a tendency on the part of some Catholics to be selective in their adherence to the Church’s moral teachings. It is sometimes claimed that dissent from the Magisterium is totally compatible with being a "good Catholic" and poses no obstacle to the reception of the sacraments. This is a grave error that challenges the teaching office of the bishops of the United States and elsewhere. I wish to encourage you in the love of Christ to address this situation courageously in your pastoral ministry, relying on the power of God’s truth to attract assent and on the grace of the Holy Spirit which is given both to those who proclaim the message and to those to whom it is addressed.
We must also constantly recall that the teaching of Christ’s Church - like Christ himself - is a "sign of contradiction". It has never been easy to accept the Gospel teaching in its entirety, and it never will be. The Church is committed, both in faith and morals, to make her teaching as clear and understandable as possible, presenting it in all the attractiveness of divine truth. And yet the challenge of the Gospel remains inherent in the Christian message transmitted to each generation. Archbishop Quinn has made reference to a principle with extremely important consequences for every area of the Church’s life: "... the revelation of God par excellence is found in the Cross of Christ which makes God’s folly wiser than human wisdom. Often human wisdom in a given age appears to have the last word. But the Cross brings a perspective that changes judgements radically". Yes, dear brothers, the Cross - in the very act of revealing mercy, compassion and love - changes judgements radically.
6. A number of other general points may be made. First, the Church is a community of faith. To accept faith is to give assent to the word of God as transmitted by the Church’s authentic Magisterium. Such assent constitutes the basic attitude of the believer, and is an act of the will as well as of the mind. It would be altogether out of place to try to model this act of religion on attitudes drawn from secular culture.
Within the ecclesial community, theological discussion takes place within the framework of faith. Dissent from Church doctrine remains what it is, dissent; as such it may not be proposed or received on a equal footing with the Church’s authentic teaching.
Moreover, as bishops we must be especially responsive to our role as authentic teachers of the faith when opinions at variance with the Church’s teaching are proposed as a basis for pastoral practice.
I wish to support you as you continue to engage in fruitful dialogue with theologians regarding the legitimate freedom of inquiry which is their right. You rightly give them sincere encouragement in their difficult task, and assure them how much the Church needs and deeply appreciates their dedicated and constructive work. They, on their part, will recognize that the title Catholic theologian expresses a vocation and a responsibility at the service of the community of faith, and subject to the authority of the pastors of the Church. In particular your dialogue will seek to show the unacceptability of dissent and confrontation as a policy and method in the area of Church teaching. (To the Bishops of the United States of America, Minor Seminary of Our Lady of the Angels, September 16, 1987.)
Unfortunately for Wojtyla/John Paul II, the “Second” Vatican Council whose activities he helped to shape was unfaithful to the Sacred Deposit of Faith and thus started the process of a steady deterioration whereby one of his successors in the current line of conciliar antipopes has used his Jesuit training to use his own “people’s touch” to make permanent the sort of “abuses” that John Paul II tried to stop. He was a dissenter from articles contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith as he endorsed his version of Modernism’s “evolution of dogma” under the banner of “living tradition,” helped to propagate the heresy of the “new ecclesiology," promoted false ecumenism and planned and participated in the first two “World Day of Prayer for Peace” events and other such travesties in his global travels in the name of “dialogue” and “encounter,” promoted Modernist interpretations of Sacred Scripture, cultivated the heresy of episcopal collegiality, and evangelized ceaselessly in behalf of “religious liberty” and “separation of Church and State” as the foundation for his "civilization of love."
What should shame those of us who thought at the time in 1978 that Wojtyla/John Paul would "correct" what we saw as Montini's abuses is the fact that the Polish Modernist and Phenomenologist told us on the day after his "election" as the fourth in the current line of conciliar antipopes that he, a "Vatican II" father, had laid out his program of complete conformity not only to the documents of that false council but also to what he said remained "hidden" with them. Yeah, what was hidden within them was Jorge Mario Bergoglio himself, a veritable Cracker Jack surprise, if you will.
This is what "Pope John Paul II" said on Tuesday, October 17, 1978:
First of all, we wish to point out the unceasing importance of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, and we accept the definite duty of assiduously bringing it into effect. Indeed, is not that universal Council a kind of milestone as it were, an event of the utmost importance in the almost two thousand year history of the Church, and consequently in the religious and cultural history of the world.
However, as the Council is not limited to the documents alone, neither is it completed by the ways applying it which were devised in these post-conciliar years. Therefore we rightly consider that we are bound by the primary duty of most diligently furthering the implementation of the decrees and directive norms of that same Universal Synod. This indeed we shall do in a way that is at once prudent and stimulating. We shall strive, in particular, that first of all an appropriate mentality may flourish. Namely, it is necessary that, above all, outlooks must be at one with the Council so that in practice those things may be done that were ordered by it, and that those things which lie hidden in it or—as is usually said—are "implicit" may become explicit in the light of the experiments made since then and the demands of changing circumstances. Briefly, it is necessary that the fertile seeds which the Fathers of the Ecumenical Synod, nourished by the word of God, sowed in good ground (cf. Mt 13: 8, 23)—that is, the important teachings and pastoral deliberations should be brought to maturity in that way which is characteristic of movement and life. (First Urbi et Orbi Radio message, October 17, 1978.)
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II sure found "those things which lie hidden in" the "Second" Vatican Council" as he made manifestly explicit what he believed was "implicit" in his vaunted "Second" Vatican Council, fooling the sappy likes of me by throwing some conciliar fairy dust in our eyes as he talked about getting priests back in their clerical garb and consecrated religious sisters back into their habits and demanding doctrinal orthodoxy from theologians even though he was not doctrinally orthodox and let most of the ultra-progressive conciliar revolutionaries remain in perfectly good standing as sons and daughters of what he claimed was the Catholic Church.
What those of us who were fighting what we thought was the “good fight” of the Catholic Faith at this time did not realize—and what so many within the structures of the false conciliar sect have yet to recognize—is that is as impossible for concilairism to protect the Sacred Deposit of Faith as it is for a civil order based upon the false principles of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry to produce anything other than statism and the institutionalizing of evil over the course of time. The process of decay in both instances has been steady. We are merely witnessing the manifestation of the inherent degeneracy of both, interrelated sets of false principles, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio is simply taking advantage of the moment that the adversary has handed to him.
Bergoglio is so transparent in his rejection of even basic Natural Law morality that some “evangelical” and “fundamentalist” Protestants who felt something of an affinity for Wojtyla/John Paul II personally because of his “pro-life” statements even though they rejected the office of the Successor of Saint Peter as having been instituted by Our Lord Himself upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, have reverted back to their visceral anti-Catholicism now that Jorge has shown himself and his false religious sect to be indifferent, at best, to the surgical execution of the innocent preborn while advocating in behalf of those who enter this country illegally without even an acknowledgment of the right of nations to protect the security, public health and good order of its own citizens.
The situation is so bad that former Alaska Governor Sarah Heath Palin used the fact of her own infant baptism as a Catholic (a fact that was not unknown and was something that I wrote about at length in 2008) to berate “Pope Francis” for the encouragement he has given illegal immigrants to break laws that the current caesar, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, has chosen not to enforce in order to effect a “transformative” change upon life in the United States of America:
Just before the pope’s visit, Sarah Palin, who struck similar chords on the issue during the 2008 campaign, spoke “with all due respect as a baptized Catholic,” and said, “Come on, pope! Follow the law.” (Sarah Palin to Jorge: Hey, Bud, Obey the Law.)
That is quite a statement.
Sarah Heath Palin, who is some kind of nondenominational Protestant (and a complete Zionist, of course), sees fit to use the indelible mark of her sacramental baptism as a Catholic (her father took his family out of the Faith back in 1976, perhaps because of Montini/Paul the Sick) as a qualification to exhort a putative Successor of Saint Peter to obey the law. The adversary is quite having quite a field day with all of this.
“Conservative” and semi-traditional Catholics have expressed alarm at what Bergoglio said and what he did not say, such as any mention of the murderous practices of Planned Barrenhood, and the coziness he showed to the likes of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., Andrew Mark Cuomo and his mistress, Sandra Lee, while praising Mario Matthew Cuomo as a “great man,” Warren Wilhem (aka Bill deBlasio) and Michael Nutter as he endorsed their concern for the “environment” and for the pursuit of “social justice.”
Such Catholics are now doubling-down in their public disrespect for the man who they believe, most erroneously, of course, is the Vicar of Our Lord Jesus Christ on earth, showing yet again that the “resist while recognize” position has done more harm to a true understanding of ecclesiology and the nature of the papacy than that done by the conciliar revolutionaries themselves. This is so because the adversary uses the conciliar revolutions to goad “conservative” and semi-traditional Catholics to seek to “defend” Catholic teaching from a putative pope and his bishops who are attacking it as they treat the man they believe to be a Successor of Saint Peter as just another political figure whose pronouncements may be opposed at will even though Pope Leo XIII condemned such disobedience and dissent.
In the meantime, of course, Bergoglio continues on his path of destruction, content that he has outflanked the “Pelagians” in his own false religious sect so successfully that he feels free to exhort his “bishops” here in the United States of America to do as he had counseled in Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013, namely, to forget about “complicated doctrines” and to simply show “mercy” to the sheep according to the actual, concrete realities in which they live. By doing this, of course, Bergoglio has done away with Wojtyla/John Paul II’s and Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s pathetic efforts to use the conciliar corruption of Catholic doctrine to rein in “dissidents.”
Well, Bergoglio, who was named to be an auxiliary “bishop” of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 20, 1992, and then promoted to be coadjutor “archbishop” on June 3, 1997 (before becoming the conciliar “archbishop” on February 28, 1998, fifteen years to the day before Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s resignation as conciliar antipope number five took effect), and was elevated to the “college of cardinals” on February 21, 2001, by none other than “Saint John Paul II,” was one of the most notorious “dissidents” to be found within the conciliar “hierarchy” prior to his “elevation” to the conciliar “Petrine Ministry” on March 13, 2013.
“Pope Francis” is both anti-intellectual and anti-doctrinal because he is a figure of Antichrist.
Mind you, Jorge Mario Bergoglio certainly does love the dogma of social scientists and of the junk scientists who promote the agenda of “sustainable development goals” as another means to eliminate national sovereignty, curb population “growth” and enslave more and more of the world’s population to the dictates, edicts and fiats of various unelected apparatchiks.
When it comes to matters of Faith and Morals, however, the Argentine Apostate is on a zealous, fanatical crusade to strip from the minds of all Catholics, starting with those suspected of being what he would call “counter-revolutionaries” within his “hierarchy,” any notion of clear-cut differences between truth and error, right and wrong, moral and immoral.
This is what “Pope Francis” said to the conciliar “bishops” of the United States of America when he addressed them in the Cathedral of Saint Matthew, Washington, District of Columbia, on Wednesday, September 23, 2015:
It is not about preaching complicated doctrines, but joyfully proclaiming Christ who died and rose for our sake. The “style” of our mission should make our hearers feel that the message we preach is meant “for us”. May the word of God grant meaning and fullness to every aspect of their lives; may the sacraments nourish them with that food which they cannot procure for themselves; may the closeness of the shepherd make them them long once again for the Father’s embrace. Be vigilant that the flock may always encounter in the heart of their pastor that “taste of eternity” which they seek in vain in the things of this world. May they always hear from you a word of appreciation for their efforts to confirm in liberty and justice the prosperity in which this land abounds. At the same time, may you never lack the serene courage to proclaim that “we must work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures for eternal life” (Jn 6:27).
Shepherds who do not pasture themselves but are able to step back, away from the center, to “decrease”, in order to feed God’s family with Christ. Who keep constant watch, standing on the heights to look out with God’s eyes on the flock which is his alone. Who ascend to the height of the cross of God’s Son, the sole standpoint which opens to the shepherd the heart of his flock.
Shepherds who do not lower our gaze, concerned only with our concerns, but raise it constantly toward the horizons which God opens before us and which surpass all that we ourselves can foresee or plan. Who also watch over ourselves, so as to flee the temptation of narcissism, which blinds the eyes of the shepherd, makes his voice unrecognizable and his actions fruitless. In the countless paths which lie open to your pastoral concern, remember to keep focused on the core which unifies everything: “You did it unto me” (Mt 25:31-45).
The innocent victim of abortion, children who die of hunger or from bombings, immigrants who drown in the search for a better tomorrow, the elderly or the sick who are considered a burden, the victims of terrorism, wars, violence and drug trafficking, the environment devastated by man’s predatory relationship with nature – at stake in all of this is the gift of God, of which we are noble stewards but not masters. It is wrong, then, to look the other way or to remain silent. No less important is the Gospel of the Family, which in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia I will emphatically proclaim together with you and the entire Church.
These essential aspects of the Church’s mission belong to the core of what we have received from the Lord. It is our duty to preserve and communicate them, even when the tenor of the times becomes resistant and even hostile to that message (Evangelii Gaudium, 34-39). I urge you to offer this witness, with the means and creativity born of love, and with the humility of truth. It needs to be preached and proclaimed to those without, but also to find room in people’s hearts and in the conscience of society. (Meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America.)
Yes, this was the only time in his whole trip to the United States of America that Bergoglio actually uttered the word “abortion,” doing so by making a moral equivalence between the direct, intentional taking of innocent human life in their mothers’ wombs with other matters, including “man’s predatory relationship with nature—to water down the simple truth that willful murder is one of the four crimes that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. So is the sin of Sodom.
Bergoglio’s revolutionary heart is such that he considers the teaching of the Catholic Church to consist of “complicated doctrines” that are not all that important for the faithful to accept with the full assurance that they have been revealed by God Himself, posing a false dichotomy between “doctrine” and the Gospel of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, which he reduces to but the level of naturalistic “luv” that must be expressed “creatively” to adapt to an “ever-changing” pastoral landscape.
The teaching of the Catholic Church is not complicated at all.
Pope Pius XI made this clear in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, his encyclical letter that condemned the nascent spirit of false ecumenism that was born as a result of the “World Missionary Conference in Edinburg, Scotland, in 1910 and was praised effusively by the “restorer of tradition” Ratzinger/Benedict in 2010 (see Generic Christianity Is Not Good Enough For God) while dispensing with the Modernist notion, so oft-repeated by Bergoglio, that there is some kind of distinction between “fundamental” and “non-fundamental” doctrines:
Besides this, in connection with things which must be believed, it is nowise licit to use that distinction which some have seen fit to introduce between those articles of faith which are fundamental and those which are not fundamental, as they say, as if the former are to be accepted by all, while the latter may be left to the free assent of the faithful: for the supernatural virtue of faith has a formal cause, namely the authority of God revealing, and this is patient of no such distinction. For this reason it is that all who are truly Christ's believe, for example, the Conception of the Mother of God without stain of original sin with the same faith as they believe the mystery of the August Trinity, and the Incarnation of our Lord just as they do the infallible teaching authority of the Roman Pontiff, according to the sense in which it was defined by the Ecumenical Council of the Vatican. Are these truths not equally certain, or not equally to be believed, because the Church has solemnly sanctioned and defined them, some in one age and some in another, even in those times immediately before our own? Has not God revealed them all? For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. But in the use of this extraordinary teaching authority no newly invented matter is brought in, nor is anything new added to the number of those truths which are at least implicitly contained in the deposit of Revelation, divinely handed down to the Church: only those which are made clear which perhaps may still seem obscure to some, or that which some have previously called into question is declared to be of faith. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
As I know that readers forget and there are those who occasionally access this site (or happen upon it searching for something else) for the first time, perhaps it is good to provide a reminder to one and all that the currently presiding false “pontiff” is only doing on a universal stage what he did for the twenty-three years of being of a lay Jesuit presbyter prior to his elevation to the conciliar “hierarchy,” which gave him an entire archdiocese to destroy. Bergoglio said nothing to the American “bishops” in Washington, District of Columbia, that he has said countless times before at the Casa Santa Marta behind the walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River and that he authorized to be published in his name in Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013. (It should be clear by now that “Pope Francis” is not a writer; he is a talker and a doer; he tells his confederates what he wants to say, and they “pretty” it up, so to speak, and prepare a draft for his approval. While our true popes had others prepare drafts, of course, the difference is that many of them actually did write substantial parts of their encyclical letters and allocution while others wrote out everything themselves in longhand. Windbag Jorge has no time to write! He’s always gabbing and meeting with people.)
This is what Bergoglio said in Evangelii Gaudium concering the lack of any necessity to teach or to defend Catholic doctrine:
161. It would not be right to see this call to growth exclusively or primarily in terms of doctrinal formation. It has to do with “observing” all that the Lord has shown us as the way of responding to his love. Along with the virtues, this means above all the new commandment, the first and the greatest of the commandments, and the one that best identifies us as Christ’s disciples: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 15:12). Clearly, whenever the New Testament authors want to present the heart of the Christian moral message, they present the essential requirement of love for one’s neighbour: “The one who loves his neighbour has fulfilled the whole law… therefore love of neighbour is the fulfilling of the law” (Rom 13:8, 10). These are the words of Saint Paul, for whom the commandment of love not only sums up the law but constitutes its very heart and purpose: “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, ‘you shall love your neighbour as yourself’” (Gal 5:14). To his communities Paul presents the Christian life as a journey of growth in love: “May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all” (1 Th 3:12). Saint James likewise exhorts Christians to fulfil “the royal law according to the Scripture: You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (2:8), in order not to fall short of any commandment. . . .
194. This message is so clear and direct, so simple and eloquent, that no ecclesial interpretation has the right to relativize it. The Church’s reflection on these texts ought not to obscure or weaken their force, but urge us to accept their exhortations with courage and zeal. Why complicate something so simple? Conceptual tools exist to heighten contact with the realities they seek to explain, not to distance us from them. This is especially the case with those biblical exhortations which summon us so forcefully to brotherly love, to humble and generous service, to justice and mercy towards the poor. Jesus taught us this way of looking at others by his words and his actions. So why cloud something so clear? We should not be concerned simply about falling into doctrinal error, but about remaining faithful to this light-filled path of life and wisdom. For “defenders of orthodoxy are sometimes accused of passivity, indulgence, or culpable complicity regarding the intolerable situations of injustice and the political regimes which prolong them”. (Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio is forever attempting to posit a false dichotomy between doctrinal fidelity and charity. This effort is unspeakably insidious as true charity starts with love of God, and one cannot truly love God unless one adheres to everything that He has taught to us. To disparage the importance of doctrinal formation in order to seek to replace it with a nebulous kind of social work that is performed to "prove" how "good" and "kind" Christians can be is nothing other than to place a complete seal of approval upon the false principles of The Sillon that were condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910. It is also to make a mockery of the very words of Our Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and of the entire patrimony of the Catholic Church:
 The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day, and said: Where is he?  And there was much murmuring among the multitude concerning him. For some said: He is a good man. And others said: No, but he seduceth the people.  Yet no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.  Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.  And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters, having never learned?
 Jesus answered them, and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.  If any man do the will of him; he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.  He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and there is no injustice in him.  Did Moses not give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law?  Why seek you to kill me? The multitude answered, and said: Thou hast a devil; who seeketh to kill thee? (John 7: 11-20.)
Saint John the Evangelist, the only Apostle who stood at the foot of the Cross along with Our Lady and Saint Mary Magdalene, Mary of Cleophas and Salome, explained that we cannot truly love God unless we keep His Commandments:
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God. And every one that loveth him who begot, loveth him also who is born of him. In this we know that we love the children of God: when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the charity of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not heavy. (1 John 5: 1-3)
There is no dichotomy between love of doctrinal truth and the provision of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy as to contend this is to blaspheme the infallible guidance of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, Who inspired the Fathers of Holy Mother Church's true general councils to care for nothing so much as to So the truths of the Holy Faith, condemning doctrinal errors as circumstances required them to do so.
It is very interesting that Bergoglio's quote at the end of Paragraph 194 of Evangelii Gaudium cited above ("“defenders of orthodoxy are sometimes accused of passivity, indulgence, or culpable complicity regarding the intolerable situations of injustice and the political regimes which prolong them”) came from a conciliar document, Libertatis Nuntius, that was issued on August 6, 1984, by the so-called Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith and was signed by none other than, yes, Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger. Here is the full text of the paragraph from which Bergoglio quoted:
18. The defenders of orthodoxy are sometimes accused of passivity, indulgence, or culpable complicity regarding the intolerable situations of injustice and the political regimes which prolong them. Spiritual conversion, the intensity of the love of God and neighbor, zeal for justice and peace, the Gospel meaning of the poor and of poverty, are required of everyone, and especially of pastors and those in positions of responsibility. The concern for the purity of the faith demands giving the answer of effective witness in the service of one's neighbor, the poor and the oppressed in particular, in an integral theological fashion. By the witness of their dynamic and constructive power to love, Christians will thus lay the foundations of this "civilization of love" of which the Conference of Puebla spoke, following Paul VI.  Moreover there are already many priests, religious, and lay people who are consecrated in a truly evangelical way for the creation of a just society. (Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger, Libertatis Nuntius, August 6, 1984.)
As noted in No Space Between Ratzinger and Bergoglio: So Close in Apostasy, So Far From Catholic Truth, there is "space" between the now retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
"Civilization of love"?
Although the phrase was used incessantly by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, Ratzinger/Benedict himself used it frequently himself, including when he was in Portugal in 2010:
Precisely so as “to place the modern world in contact with the life-giving and perennial energies of the Gospel” (John XXIII, Apostolic Constitution Humanae Salutis, 3), the Second Vatican Council was convened. There the Church, on the basis of a renewed awareness of the Catholic tradition, took seriously and discerned, transformed and overcame the fundamental critiques that gave rise to the modern world, the Reformation and the Enlightenment. In this way the Church herself accepted and refashioned the best of the requirements of modernity by transcending them on the one hand, and on the other by avoiding their errors and dead ends. The Council laid the foundation for an authentic Catholic renewal and for a new civilization – “the civilization of love” – as an evangelical service to man and society.
Dear friends, the Church considers that her most important mission in today’s culture is to keep alive the search for truth, and consequently for God; to bring people to look beyond penultimate realities and to seek those that are ultimate. I invite you to deepen your knowledge of God as he has revealed himself in Jesus Christ for our complete fulfilment. Produce beautiful things, but above all make your lives places of beauty. May Our Lady of Belém intercede for you, she who has been venerated down through the centuries by navigators, and is venerated today by the navigators of Goodness, Truth and Beauty. (Meeting with the world of culture in the Cultural Center of Belém.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio is simply a more vulgar, easily understood propagator of the lies of conciliarism than was his immediate predecessor, who used Caritas in Veritate, June 29, 2009, to call for a global system of financial governance (see Where Does One Begin? part two.) Anyone, however, who thinks that there are major substantive differences between the two are very, very mistaken.
Pope Pius VI explained the methods of innovators such as the conciliar "pontiffs" to promote error in the name of the Catholic Church:
[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.)
To denounce error is not to "pile on" those who propagate it.
No, to denounce error is acquit our duties before God without being respecters of persons, and those who are concerned about "piling on" Jorge Mario Bergoglio ought to be reminded that Successors of Saint Peter can never teach error, which is why it is important to reprise this brief section from Qui Pluribus, November 9, 1846:
10. This consideration too clarifies the great error of those others as well who boldly venture to explain and interpret the words of God by their own judgment, misusing their reason and holding the opinion that these words are like a human work. God Himself has set up a living authority to establish and teach the true and legitimate meaning of His heavenly revelation. This authority judges infallibly all disputes which concern matters of faith and morals, lest the faithful be swirled around by every wind of doctrine which springs from the evilness of men in encompassing error. And this living infallible authority is active only in that Church which was built by Christ the Lord upon Peter, the head of the entire Church, leader and shepherd, whose faith He promised would never fail. This Church has had an unbroken line of succession from Peter himself; these legitimate pontiffs are the heirs and defenders of the same teaching, rank, office and power. And the Church is where Peter is, and Peter speaks in the Roman Pontiff, living at all times in his successors and making judgment, providing the truth of the faith to those who seek it. The divine words therefore mean what this Roman See of the most blessed Peter holds and has held.
11. For this mother and teacher of all the churches has always preserved entire and unharmed the faith entrusted to it by Christ the Lord. Furthermore, it has taught it to the faithful, showing all men truth and the path of salvation. Since all priesthood originates in this church, the entire substance of the Christian religion resides there also. The leadership of the Apostolic See has always been active, and therefore because of its preeminent authority, the whole Church must agree with it. The faithful who live in every place constitute the whole Church. Whoever does not gather with this Church scatters. (Pope Pius IX, Qui Pluribus, November 9, 1846.)
Each of our true popes and Holy Mother Church's true general councils had to be wrong to denounce error and to insist on doctrinal formation in catechesis and missionary work for Jorge Mario Bergoglio to be correct. This simply cannot be so.
To defend doctrinal truth and to uproot error from the mind is a duty we owe to God and to each other:
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.)
The dogmatic pronouncements made by the fathers of the Third Council of Constantinople, guided as they were infallibly by the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, and the statements made by Popes Gregory XVI and Saint Pius X are not complicated at all, and they condemn everything that each of the conciliar “popes” has believed and professed. Bergoglio rejects such pronouncements and statements as but vestiges of a “past” that can never be used to “cage” or to “tame” his so-called “holy spirit,” which is actually a demon who prowls about the world seeing the ruin of souls.
Bergoglio uses a variety of condemned, sophistic rationalizations on the part of Modernist revolutionaries to “re-educate” his “bishops,” most of whom do not need such a “re-education,” to redefine the apostolic work of a bishop. This effort, of course, stands condemned by that “very wise pope" Bergoglio invoked in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 26, 2015, the Feast of the North American Martyrs and the Commemoration of Saints Cyprian and Justina, Pope Leo XIII, who wrote to James Cardinal Gibbons, the Archbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, from 1877 to 1921 to remind him that the bishops of the United States of America could not licitly pass over some doctrines in order not to offend Protestants and other non-Catholics here in the United States of America:
But, beloved son, in this present matter of which we are speaking, there is even a greater danger and a more manifest opposition to Catholic doctrine and discipline in that opinion of the lovers of novelty, according to which they hold such liberty should be allowed in the Church, that her supervision and watchfulness being in some sense lessened, allowance be granted the faithful, each one to follow out more freely the leading of his own mind and the trend of his own proper activity. They are of opinion that such liberty has its counterpart in the newly given civil freedom which is now the right and the foundation of almost every secular state. (Pope Leo XIII, Apostolical Letter to James Cardinal Gibbons, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899.)
In other words, Pope Leo XIII understood that Catholics were being converted by the ethos of Americanism to view Holy Mother Church through the eyes of the world rather than to view the world through the eyes of the Holy Faith even though they did not realize that this was the case, making the matter all the more grave to souls and even for the common temporal good of the nation itself. The Americanist bishops believed that there had to be an “accommodation” with the spirit of the world, a point, of course, that has been made on this site endless numbers of times and is the thesis of volume one of Conversion in Reverse: How the Ethos of Americanism Converted Catholics.)
The “Second” Vatican Council is all about an “accommodation” to the world as it exists, not as Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has taught it to be as men seek to live in accordance with the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law by cooperating with the graces He won for them by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood during His Passion and Death to redeem us by paying back in His Sacred Humanity the debt of sin that was owed to Him in His infinity as God.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio does not believe that it is possible for men to live according to “expectations,” that to do so would expect the “unreasonable” from those who he believes live on the “existential peripheries,” which is why he long ago cooked the books for the “extraordinary synod” that he held twelve months ago now and for the regular “synod of bishops” that will begin on Monday, October 5, 2015 to arrive at Bergoglio’s own predetermined outcomes (see BOMBSHELL - SECRET PARALLEL SYNOD: Papal Post-Synod Document ALREADY being drafted by Jesuit group to allow communion for divorced and other aberrations.)
Pope Pius VIII, writing in Traditii Humiliate Nostrae, May 24, 1829, summarized the beliefs and tactics of the Freemasons in his day, beliefs and tactics that have pirated by the conciliar revolutionaries and made their very own:
We open Our heart with joy to you, venerable brothers, whom God has given to Us as helpers in the conduct of so great an administration. We are pleased to let you know the intimate sentiments of Our will. We also think it helpful to communicate those things from which the Christian cause may benefit. For the duty of Our office is not only to feed, rule, and direct the lambs, namely the Christian people, but also the sheep, that is the clergy.
2. We rejoice and praise Christ, who raised up shepherds for the safekeeping of His flock. These shepherds vigilantly lead their flocks so as not to lose even one of those they have received from the Father. For We know well, venerable brothers, your unshakeable faith, your zeal for religion, your sanctity of life, and your singular prudence. Co-workers such as you make Us happy and confident. This pleasant situation encourages Us when We fear because of the great responsibility of Our office, and it refreshes and strengthens Us when We feel overwhelmed by so many serious concerns. We shall not detain you with a long sermon to remind you what things are required to perform sacred duties well, what the canons prescribe lest anyone depart from vigilance over his flock, and what attention ought to be given in preparing and accepting ministers. Rather We call upon God the Savior that He may protect you with His omnipresent divinity and bless your activities and endeavors with happy success.
3. Although God may console Us with you, We are nonetheless sad. This is due to the numberless errors and the teachings of perverse doctrines which, no longer secretly and clandestinely but openly and vigorously, attack the Catholic faith. You know how evil men have raised the standard of revolt against religion through philosophy (of which they proclaim themselves doctors) and through empty fallacies devised according to natural reason. In the first place, the Roman See is assailed and the bonds of unity are, every day, being severed. The authority of the Church is weakened and the protectors of things sacred are snatched away and held in contempt. The holy precepts are despised, the celebration of divine offices is ridiculed, and the worship of God is cursed by the sinner. All things which concern religion are relegated to the fables of old women and the superstitions of priests. Truly lions have roared in Israel. With tears We say: "Truly they have conspired against the Lord and against His Christ." Truly the impious have said: "Raze it, raze it down to its foundations."
4. Among these heresies belongs that foul contrivance of the sophists of this age who do not admit any difference among the different professions of faith and who think that the portal of eternal salvation opens for all from any religion. They, therefore, label with the stigma of levity and stupidity those who, having abandoned the religion which they learned, embrace another of any kind, even Catholicism. This is certainly a monstrous impiety which assigns the same praise and the mark of the just and upright man to truth and to error, to virtue and to vice, to goodness and to turpitude. Indeed this deadly idea concerning the lack of difference among religions is refuted even by the light of natural reason. We are assured of this because the various religions do not often agree among themselves. If one is true, the other must be false; there can be no society of darkness with light. Against these experienced sophists the people must be taught that the profession of the Catholic faith is uniquely true, as the apostle proclaims: one Lord, one faith, one baptism. Jerome used to say it this way: he who eats the lamb outside this house will perish as did those during the flood who were not with Noah in the ark. Indeed, no other name than the name of Jesus is given to men, by which they may be saved. He who believes shall be saved; he who does not believe shall be condemned.
5. We must also be wary of those who publish the Bible with new interpretations contrary to the Church's laws. They skillfully distort the meaning by their own interpretation. They print the Bibles in the vernacular and, absorbing an incredible expense, offer them free even to the uneducated. Furthermore, the Bibles are rarely without perverse little inserts to insure that the reader imbibes their lethal poison instead of the saving water of salvation. Long ago the Apostolic See warned about this serious hazard to the faith and drew up a list of the authors of these pernicious notions. The rules of this Index were published by the Council of Trent; the ordinance required that translations of the Bible into the vernacular not be permitted without the approval of the Apostolic See and further required that they be published with commentaries from the Fathers. The sacred Synod of Trent had decreed in order to restrain impudent characters, that no one, relying on his own prudence in matters of faith and of conduct which concerns Christian doctrine, might twist the sacred Scriptures to his own opinion, or to an opinion contrary to that of the Church or the popes. Though such machinations against the Catholic faith had been assailed long ago by these canonical proscriptions, Our recent predecessors made a special effort to check these spreading evils. With these arms may you too strive to fight the battles of the Lord which endanger the sacred teachings, lest this deadly virus spread in your flock.
6. When this corruption has been abolished, then eradicate those secret societies of factious men who, completely opposed to God and to princes, are wholly dedicated to bringing about the fall of the Church, the destruction of kingdoms, and disorder in the whole world. Having cast off the restraints of true religion, they prepare the way for shameful crimes. Indeed, because they concealed their societies, they aroused suspicion of their evil intent. Afterwards this evil intention broke forth, about to assail the sacred and the civil orders. Hence the supreme pontiffs, Our predecessors, Clement XII, Benedict XIV, Pius VII, Leo XII, repeatedly condemned with anathema that kind of secret society. Our predecessors condemned them in apostolic letters; We confirm those commands and order that they be observed exactly. In this matter We shall be diligent lest the Church and the state suffer harm from the machinations of such sects. With your help We strenuously take up the mission of destroying the strongholds which the putrid impiety of evil men sets up.
7. We want you to know of another secret society organized not so long ago for the corruption of young people who are taught in the gymnasia and the lycea. Its cunning purpose is to engage evil teachers to lead the students along the paths of Baal by teaching them un-Christian doctrines. The perpetrators know well that the students' minds and morals are molded by the precepts of the teachers. Its influence is already so persuasive that all fear of religion has been lost, all discipline of morals has been abandoned, the sanctity of pure doctrine has been contested, and the rights of the sacred and of the civil powers have been trampled upon. Nor are they ashamed of any disgraceful crime OT error. We can truly say with Leo the Great that for them "Law is prevarication; religion, the devil; sacrifice, disgrace.' Drive these evils from your dioceses. Strive to assign not only learned, but also good men to train our youth. (Pope Pius VIII, Traditii Humiliatae Nostrae, May 24, 1829.)
Pope Pius VIII’s description of how the bishops of his day at the end of the third decade of the Nineteenth Century is exact opposite of what Jorge Mario Bergoglio wants his own “bishops” to be, and this is because he, Bergoglio, belongs to the category of evil forces that Pope Pius VIII warned his bishops to remove from their very midst. Read the passages above over and over again. You will see how prophetic they are in light of today’s incredible circumstances.
Pope Saint Gregory the Great, who knew just a little bit about the constituent elements of fulfill the duties of the office of a Successor of the Apostles, taught a completely different doctrine on the nature of the office of bishop than does Jorge Mario Bergoglio. There is a reason for this: Pope Saint Gregory the Great is a Catholic. Jorge Mario Bergolgio is not.
Here is what Pope Gregory wrote at the beginning of the Seventh Century:
The Lord reproaches them through the prophet: They are dumb dogs that cannot bark. On another occasion he complains: You did not advance against the foe or set up a wall in front of the house of Israel, so that you might stand fast in battle on the day of the Lord. To advance against the foe involves a bold resistance to the powers of this world in defense of the flock. To stand fast in battle on the day of the Lord means to oppose the wicked enemy out of love for what is right.
When a pastor has been afraid to assert what is right, has he not turned his back and fled by remaining silent? Whereas if he intervenes on behalf of the flock, he sets up a wall against the enemy in front of the house of Israel. Therefore, the Lord again says to his unfaithful people: Your prophets saw false and foolish visions and did not point out your wickedness, that you might repent of your sins. The name of the prophet is sometimes given in the sacred writings to teachers who both declare the present to be fleeting and reveal what is to come. The word of God accuses them of seeing false visions because they are afraid to reproach men for their faults and thereby lull the evildoer with an empty promise of safety. Because they fear reproach, they keep silent and fail to point out the sinner’s wrongdoing.
The word of reproach is a key that unlocks a door, because reproach reveals a fault of which the evildoer is himself often unaware. That is why Paul says of the bishop: He must be able to encourage men in sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. For the same reason God tells us through Malachi: The lips of the priest are to preserve knowledge, and men shall look to him for the law, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. Finally, that is also the reason why the Lord warns us through Isaiah: Cry out and be not still; raise your voice in a trumpet call.
Anyone ordained a priest undertakes the task of preaching, so that with a loud cry he may go on ahead of the terrible judge who follows. If, then, a priest does not know how to preach, what kind of cry can such a dumb herald utter? It was to bring this home that the Holy Ghost descended in the form of tongues on the first pastors, for he causes those whom he has filled, to speak out spontaneously. (For two different translations, see: The Book of Pastoral Rule and That the ruler should be discreet in keeping silence, profitable in speech .)
This is a salutary warning to every Catholic priest/presbyter has the duties of a shepherd, whether he is one in fact or not. It is a warning that Jorge Mario Bergoglio can ignore as he is not a member, no less a "bishop," of the Catholic Church. The wolf is undisguised. Why invite the wolf into your own house or treat him as anything other than a lunatic who wants to pillage your immortal soul? Why be "una cum famulo tuo Papa nostro Francisco" when he is not "una cum" Our Lord Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and everything that he has revealed exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.
The hour is late, very late. Figures of Antichrist walk amongst us. Why walk along their path or, worse yet, act as though the identity of the Sovereign Pontiff is a matter of complete indifference to the salvation of one's soul?
Suffice it to say that what was planned as a ten part series may wind up being an eleven or twelve part series. Thanks again for your patience.
Pray Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary in this month of her Holy Rosary. Pray to your Guardian Angels for assistance, knowing that the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph in the end.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, 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.
Our Holy Guardian Angels, pray for us,