This very brief commentary is something of a follow-up to last month’s Antichrist Has Shown Us His Calling Card, which was a rejoinder to an effort by a presbyter in a Motu community to “refute” sedevacantism by the use of various emotional appeals and scare tactics. I have no intention of revisiting my commentary, but I do want to discuss one very important point that was mentioned only in passing last month: the utter silence in the Motu world about “Pope Francis’s” multiple blasphemies against the sublime privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Obviously, it was two years ago that I published Blessed Among Women: Defending the Sublime Privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary nearly two years ago to highlight these blasphemies. Given the sanctimoniousness with which many in the Motu world seek to assert their moral superiority over the “schismatic” sedevacantists, however, I thought that it would be useful to present three of the Argentine Apostate’s most infamous blasphemies against the fairest flower of our race, Our Lady, the Mother of God:
September 11, 2013:
1. Above all a mother bears life, she carries her child in her womb for 9 months and then delivers him to life, giving birth to him. The Church is like this: she bears us in the faith, through the work of the Holy Spirit who makes her fertile, like the Virgin Mary. The Church and the Virgin Mary are mothers, both of them; what is said of the Church can be said also of Our Lady and what is said of Our Lady can also be said of the Church! Certainly faith is a personal act: “I believe”, I personally respond to God who makes himself known and wants to enter into friendship with me (cf. Lumen Fidei, n. 39). But the faith I receive from others, within a family, within a community that teaches me to say “I believe”, “we believe”. A Christian is not an island! We do not become Christians in a laboratory, we do not become Christians alone and by our own effort, since the faith is a gift, it is a gift from God who is given to us in the Church and through the Church. And the Church gives us the life of faith in Baptism: that is the moment in which she bears us as children of God, the moment she gives us the life of God, she engenders us as a mother would. If you go to the Baptistery of St John Lateran, beside the Pope's Cathedral, inside it there is an inscription in Latin which reads more or less: “Here is born a people of divine lineage, generated by the Holy Spirit who makes these waters life-giving; Mother Church gives birth to her children within these waves”. This makes us understand something important: our taking part in the Church is not an exterior or formal fact, it is not filling out a form they give us; it is an interior and vital act; one does not belong to the Church as one belongs to a society, to a party or to any other organization. The bond is vital, like the bond you have with your mother, because, as St Augustine says, “The Church is truly the mother of Christians” (De moribus Ecclesiae, I, 30, 62-63: PL 32, 1336). Let us ask ourselves: how do I see the Church? As I am grateful to my parents for giving me life, am I grateful to the Church for generating me in the faith through Baptism? How many Christians remember the date of their Baptism? I would like to ask you here, but each of you respond in you heart: how many of you remember the date of your Baptism? A few people raise their hands, but many others do not remember! But the date of your Baptism is the day of our birth in the Church, the date on which our mother Church gave us life! And now I leave you with some homework. When you go home today, go and find out what the date of your Baptism is, and then celebrate it, thank the Lord for this gift. Are you going to do it? Do we love the Church as we love our mothers, also taking into account her defects? All mothers have defects, we all have defects, but when we speak of our mother's defects we gloss over them, we love her as she is. And the Church also has her defects: but we love her just as a mother. Do we help her to be more beautiful, more authentic, more in harmony with the Lord? I leave you with these questions, but don't forget your homework: go find the date of your Baptism, carry it in your heart and celebrate it. (The Church Is A Mother.)
For those of you keeping score at home, here is the syllogism:
If (a) what is said of the Church be said also of Our Lady and (b) all mothers have defects, including Holy Mother Church, then (c) Our Lady must have defects.
No, this is not a "stretch." This does not do the false "pontiff" any kind of injustice. Words have meaning, including the words spoken by a false "pontiff."
December 20, 2013:
The Mother of Jesus was the perfect icon of silence. From the proclamation of her exceptional maternity at Calvary. The Pope said he thinks about “how many times she remained quiet and how many times she did not say that which she felt in order to guard the mystery of her relationship with her Son,” up until the most raw silence “at the foot of the cross”.
“The Gospel does not tell us anything: if she spoke a word or not… She was silent, but in her heart, how many things told the Lord! ‘You, that day, this and the other that we read, you had told me that he would be great, you had told me that you would have given him the throne of David, his forefather, that he would have reigned forever and now I see him there!’ Our Lady was human! And perhaps she even had the desire to say: ‘Lies! I was deceived!’ John Paul II would say this, speaking about Our Lady in that moment. But she, with her silence, hid the mystery that she did not understand and with this silence allowed for this mystery to grow and blossom in hope.” (Ever Talkative Apostate: Silence guards one's relationship with God.)
This heretical blasphemy was refuted in Blessed Among Women: Defending the Sublime Privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
July 11, 2015:
In the Gospel, we have just heard the greeting of the angel to Mary: Rejoice, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Rejoice, Mary, rejoice. Upon hearing this greeting, Mary was confused and asked herself what it could mean. She did not fully understand what was happening. But she knew that the angel came from God and so she said yes. Mary is the Mother of Yes. Yes to God’s dream, yes to God’s care, yes to God’s will.
It was a yes that, as we know, was not easy to live. A yes that bestowed no privileges or distinctions. Simeon told her in his prophecy: “a sword will pierce your heart” (Lk 2:35), and indeed it did. That is why we love her so much. We find in her a true Mother, one who helps us to keep faith and hope alive in the midst of complicated situations. Pondering Simeon’s prophecy, we would do well to reflect briefly on three difficult moments in Mary’s life.
1. The first moment: the birth of Jesus. There was no room for them. They had no house, no dwelling to receive her Son. There was no place where she could give birth. They had no family close by; they were alone. The only place available was a stall of animals. Surely she remembered the words of the angel: “Rejoice, Mary, the Lord is with you”. She might well have asked herself: “Where is he now?”.
2. The second moment: the flight to Egypt. They had to leave, to go into exile. Not only was there no room for them, no family nearby, but their lives were also in danger. They had to depart to a foreign land. They were persecuted migrants, on account of the envy and greed of the King. There too she might well have asked: “What happened to all those things promised by the angel?”
3. The third moment: Jesus’ death on the cross. There can be no more difficult experience for a mother than to witness the death of her child. It is heartrending. We see Mary there, at the foot of the cross, like every mother, strong, faithful, staying with her child even to his death, death on the cross.There too she might well have asked: “What happened to all those things promised to me by the angel? Then we see her encouraging and supporting the disciples. (Jorge Blasphemes Our Lady once again.)
The English translation of Bergoglio’s “homily” in 2015 rendered Saint Gabriel’s words to Our Lady at the Annunciation as “Rejoice, full of grace. The Lord is with you” not “Hail, full of grace,” which he used in the Spanish text that he used in Caacupe, Paraguay, (“Alégrate, llena de gracia. El Señor está contigo”). Omitted in both versions, however, are the words that follow Saint Gabriel’s angelic salutation to Our Lady, “blessed are thou amongst women. Here is the text as found in the Latin Vulgate that was translated by Saint Jerome himself: “et ingressus angelus ad eam dixit have gratia plena Dominus tecum benedicta tu in mulieribus.” (Luke 2: 26.)
I do not believe that this omission was accidental as Bergoglio heretically blasphemed Our Lady when he said that the Fiat to the holy will of God (not the “dream” of God as He is omniscient, knowing all things to the end of time) “bestowed no privileges or distinctions” upon her.
Although the work of this little-viewed site (a statement of fact, not a complaint) carries no worldly influence whatsoever, I did consider it my duty as a Catholic who, despite his many sins and failings, to defend the sublime privileges of the Our Lady, she who is the Co-Redemptrix, the Mediatrix of All Graces and our Advocate. There are so many sweet titles of Our Lady, many although far from all contained in The Litany of Loreto, that one must be inured to all that is holy about the New Eve to speak as Jorge Mario Bergoglio has about her.
These blasphemies against the Blessed Virgin Mary are among many that the heretic from Buenos Aires has uttered as “Pope Francis” in the past sixty-three months. He has blasphemed Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Holy Cross on multiple occasions and he has blasphemed the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, by claiming that He is directing unprecedented changes that some “restorationists” want to stop by “caging” Him, thus making out Our Consoler to be a mutable being Who responds to the changes of attitudes and lifestyles among “modern” men. Bergoglio has, of course, blasphemed Holy Mother Church, claiming, as he did on December 16, 2013, that the spotless, virgin, mystical bride of Our Lord has “defects.”
Above all, however, what has been uppermost in my thoughts since I completed Antichrist Has Shown Us His Calling Card last month has been how any Catholic who claims to love the Mother of God, whose perfect fiat at the Annunciation made possible our salvation, and who is aware of the false “pope’s” blasphemies against her can remain completely silent. How is it possible that supposed priests who claim the “high ground” against “schismatics” in this time of apostasy and betrayal not shout out from the rooftops in defense of Our Lady before fleeing as fast as possible from the contagion of such blasphemy by recognizing that such has never before issued from the mouth of any true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter?
As I wrote in late-2010 and then again in early-2011 (The Cost of "Recognition" Keeps Getting Higher and Higher and Obeying The Commands of a False Church), the entire ethos of conciliarism requires traditionally-minded Catholic priests and presbyters who believe that heretics can serve as legitimate and valid Successors of Saint Peter to be quiet in the midst of heresies, blasphemies and sacrileges. This silence was deafening during the presidency of the Antipope Emeritus Josph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who did things that many millions of martyrs preferred to give up their lives rather than even give the appearance of apostasy by means of esteeming the symbols of false religions and uttering words of praise for the “values” and “beliefs” of false religion. Indeed, the man who issued Summorum Pontificum, July 7, 2007, admitted on several occasions that he was his goal to “pacify the spirits” of those who had a “nostalgic” attachment to the past:
Leading men and women to God, to the God Who speaks in the Bible: this is the supreme and fundamental priority of the Church and of the Successor of Peter at the present time. A logical consequence of this is that we must have at heart the unity of all believers. Their disunity, their disagreement among themselves, calls into question the credibility of their talk of God. Hence the effort to promote a common witness by Christians to their faith - ecumenism - is part of the supreme priority. Added to this is the need for all those who believe in God to join in seeking peace, to attempt to draw closer to one another, and to journey together, even with their differing images of God, towards the source of Light - this is inter-religious dialogue. Whoever proclaims that God is Love 'to the end' has to bear witness to love: in loving devotion to the suffering, in the rejection of hatred and enmity - this is the social dimension of the Christian faith, of which I spoke in the Encyclical 'Deus caritas est'.
"So if the arduous task of working for faith, hope and love in the world is presently (and, in various ways, always) the Church's real priority, then part of this is also made up of acts of reconciliation, small and not so small. That the quiet gesture of extending a hand gave rise to a huge uproar, and thus became exactly the opposite of a gesture of reconciliation, is a fact which we must accept. But I ask now: Was it, and is it, truly wrong in this case to meet half-way the brother who 'has something against you' and to seek reconciliation? Should not civil society also try to forestall forms of extremism and to incorporate their eventual adherents - to the extent possible - in the great currents shaping social life, and thus avoid their being segregated, with all its consequences? Can it be completely mistaken to work to break down obstinacy and narrowness, and to make space for what is positive and retrievable for the whole? I myself saw, in the years after 1988, how the return of communities which had been separated from Rome changed their interior attitudes; I saw how returning to the bigger and broader Church enabled them to move beyond one-sided positions and broke down rigidity so that positive energies could emerge for the whole. Can we be totally indifferent about a community which has 491 priests, 215 seminarians, 6 seminaries, 88 schools, 2 university-level institutes, 117 religious brothers, 164 religious sisters and thousands of lay faithful? Should we casually let them drift farther from the Church? I think for example of the 491 priests. We cannot know how mixed their motives may be. All the same, I do not think that they would have chosen the priesthood if, alongside various distorted and unhealthy elements, they did not have a love for Christ and a desire to proclaim Him and, with Him, the living God. Can we simply exclude them, as representatives of a radical fringe, from our pursuit of reconciliation and unity? What would then become of them?
"Certainly, for some time now, and once again on this specific occasion, we have heard from some representatives of that community many unpleasant things - arrogance and presumptuousness, an obsession with one-sided positions, etc. Yet to tell the truth, I must add that I have also received a number of touching testimonials of gratitude which clearly showed an openness of heart. But should not the great Church also allow herself to be generous in the knowledge of her great breadth, in the knowledge of the promise made to her? Should not we, as good educators, also be capable of overlooking various faults and making every effort to open up broader vistas? And should we not admit that some unpleasant things have also emerged in Church circles? At times one gets the impression that our society needs to have at least one group to which no tolerance may be shown; which one can easily attack and hate. And should someone dare to approach them - in this case the Pope - he too loses any right to tolerance; he too can be treated hatefully, without misgiving or restraint. (Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church concerning the remission of the excommunication of the four Bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre, March 10, 2009.)
Fr Federico Lombardi, S.J., Director of the Holy See Press Office: What do you say to those who, in France, fear that the "Motu proprio' Summorum Pontificum signals a step backwards from the great insights of the Second Vatican Council? How can you reassure them?
Benedict XVI: Their fear is unfounded, for this "Motu Proprio' is merely an act of tolerance, with a pastoral aim, for those people who were brought up with this liturgy, who love it, are familiar with it and want to live with this liturgy. They form a small group, because this presupposes a schooling in Latin, a training in a certain culture. Yet for these people, to have the love and tolerance to let them live with this liturgy seems to me a normal requirement of the faith and pastoral concern of any Bishop of our Church. There is no opposition between the liturgy renewed by the Second Vatican Council and this liturgy.
On each day [of the Council], the Council Fathers celebrated Mass in accordance with the ancient rite and, at the same time, they conceived of a natural development for the liturgy within the whole of this century, for the liturgy is a living reality that develops but, in its development, retains its identity. Thus, there are certainly different accents, but nevertheless [there remains] a fundamental identity that excludes a contradiction, an opposition between the renewed liturgy and the previous liturgy. In any case, I believe that there is an opportunity for the enrichment of both parties. On the one hand the friends of the old liturgy can and must know the new saints, the new prefaces of the liturgy, etc.... On the other, the new liturgy places greater emphasis on common participation, but it is not merely an assembly of a certain community, but rather always an act of the universal Church in communion with all believers of all times, and an act of worship. In this sense, it seems to me that there is a mutual enrichment, and it is clear that the renewed liturgy is the ordinary liturgy of our time. (Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to France, September 12, 2008.)
Liturgical worship is the supreme expression of priestly and episcopal life, just as it is of catechetical teaching. Your duty to sanctify the faithful people, dear Brothers, is indispensable for the growth of the Church. In the Motu Proprio “Summorum Pontificum”, I was led to set out the conditions in which this duty is to be exercised, with regard to the possibility of using the missal of Blessed John XXIII (1962) in addition to that of Pope Paul VI (1970). Some fruits of these new arrangements have already been seen, and I hope that, thanks be to God, the necessary pacification of spirits is already taking place. I am aware of your difficulties, but I do not doubt that, within a reasonable time, you can find solutions satisfactory for all, lest the seamless tunic of Christ be further torn. Everyone has a place in the Church. Every person, without exception, should be able to feel at home, and never rejected. God, who loves all men and women and wishes none to be lost, entrusts us with this mission by appointing us shepherds of his sheep. We can only thank him for the honour and the trust that he has placed in us. Let us therefore strive always to be servants of unity! (Meeting with the French Bishops in the Hemicycle Sainte-Bernadette, Lourdes, 14 September 2008.)
Yet it is that no one, especially one who believes himself to be an alter Christus, can be silent about blasphemies uttered against Our Lord, Our Lady and the saints without finding himself and his silence condemned by the following words of Pope Saint Leo the Great:
But it is vain for them to adopt the name of catholic, as they do not oppose these blasphemies: they must believe them, if they can listen so patiently to such words. (Pope Saint Leo the Great, Epistle XIV, To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica, St. Leo the Great | Letters 1-59 )
The silence of the "conservative" "cardinals," "bishops" and traditionally-minded priests/presbyters is deafeaning, many of whom choose not to defend the honor of the Mother of God in order to retain their status in false religious sect that has been headed by heretics from its very inception, and is thus culpable unto them at their Particular Judgment.
Who will defend the honor of Our Lady?
Mr. Timothy A. Duff, who published a four-volume corrected English translation of The Mystical City of God several years ago, wrote the following to me recently concerning his own thoughts about Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s multiple blasphemies against Our Lady:
I just wanted to share the deep suffering of my heart in meditating upon this passage this morning. It is speaking of Our Lady in her childhood in the temple:
She read more ordinarily from the prophets Isaias and Jeremias and from the Psalms, because the mysteries of the Messiah and the law of grace are more plainly expressed and repeated in these writings. In addition to what She herself understood and comprehended, She extended her knowledge by asking deep and wonderful questions and proposing difficulties to the Angels, and many times She spoke of the mystery of the humanity of the Word with incomparable tenderness, lovingly wondering that He was to become an infant, be born of a Virgin Mother, come to manhood as other men, and suffer and die for all the children of Adam." (Conception par. 658)
What strikes me deeply is the horrendous blasphemy and impiety of the miscreant Bergoglio in denying her deep knowledge of precisely why the Savior was to be born, making Her out to be some selfish and ignorant Jewish mother bitterly disappointed her Son "lied" to Her. I perceive how few there are who truly understand this wretched blasphemy and irony in making Her out to be ignorant when in fact her greatest hesitation before pronouncing her fiat (other than the preservation of her virginity) was her meditation on whether She, in her self-abasement and perceived weakness and debility, could withstand the transfixion of her Heart in seeing her beloved Son treated more cruelly than man could ever comprehend.
I can only pray for the Holy Ghost to soften hearts to understand what we owe this great Lady of Sorrows, and grow in deepest love and gratitude toward the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
It is with this in mind that I ask the readers of this site to pray the following prayers in reparation for the blasphemies that have been committed against the Blessed Virgin Mary by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his band of conciliar revolutionaries:
An Act of Reparation for Blasphemies Against the Blessed Virgin Mary
Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, turn our eyes of pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against thee, O Virgin Immaculate. O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of Go an of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance! Would that the sacrifice of our lives might avail to put an end to such outrages and blasphemies; were it so, how gladly should we make it, for we desire, O most holy Mother, to love thee and to honor thee and to honor thee with all our hearts, since this is the will of God. And just because we love thee, we will do all that is in our power to make thee honored and loved by all men. In the meantime, do thou, our merciful Mother, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer thee for ourselves and for all our families as well as for all who impiously blaspheme thee, not knowing what they say. Do thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious thy kindness, thy power and thy great mercy. May they join with us in proclaiming thee blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God. (Three Hail Marys. An indulgence of five years. The Raccolta: A Manual of Indulgences, Prayers and Devotions Enriched with Indulgences: approved by Pope Pius XII, May 30, 1951, and published in English by Benziger Brothers, New York, 1957, No. 328, pp. 227-228.)
In Reparation for Insults Offered to the Blessed Virgin Mary
O blessed Virgin, Mother of God, look down in mercy from Heaven, where thou art enthroned as Queen, upon me, a miserable sinner, thine unworthy servant. Although I know full well my own unworthiness yet in order to atone for the offenses that are done to thee by impious tongues, from the depths of my heart I praise and extol thee as the fairest, the holiest creature of all God’s handiwork. I bless they holy Name, I praise thine exalted privilege of being truly Mother of Go, ever-Virgin, conceived without stain of sin, Co-Redemptrix of the human race. I bless the Eternal Father who chose thee in an especial way for His daughter; I bless the Word Incarnate who took upon Himself our nature in thy bosom and so made thee His Mother; I bless the Holy Spirit who took thee as His bride. All honor, praise and thanksgiving to the ever-blessed Trinity who predestined thee and love thee so exceedingly from all eternity as to exalt thee above all creatures to the most sublime heights. O Virgin, holy and merciful, obtain for all who offend thee the grace of repentance, and graciously accept this homage from me thy servant, obtaining likewise for me from thy divine Son, the pardon and remission of all my sins. Three Hail Marys. The Raccolta: A Manual of Indulgences, Prayers and Devotions Enriched with Indulgences: approved by Pope Pius XII, May 30, 1951, and published in English by Benziger Brothers, New York, 1957, No. 328, pp. 228-229.)
No one who takes his Catholic Faith seriously can remain silent or indifferent about the blasphemies committed against Our Lady by the likes of “Pope Francis.” We must defend Our Lady’s honor and her privileges, and we must make acts of reparation for the crimes of Bergoglio and his fellow heretics and blasphemers.
May our Rosaries console the good God for how His Most Blessed Mother is blasphemed by men who claim to exercise the authority of the Catholic Church, and may we never be slow in rising the defense of truth when the occasion demands us to do so.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.