Once again, ladies and gentlemen, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, the current Petrine Minister of the counterfeit of conciliarism is trying to draw a contrast between the "yes church" of the "Second" Vatican Council with the "no church" of the "bad" days, which numbered about one thousand, nine hundred, twenty-nine years that preceded it.
In order to accomplish this sleight of hand Bergoglio/Francis uses various figures as straw men to be knocked down. The apostate from Argentina used the Pharisees as his straw men seven days ago in order to condemn traditionalist Catholics for their refusal to "give the Holy Spirit room" to work (see "You, Sir, Are A Pharisee!").
Pope Francis focused on the first reading from Acts which recounts the first steps of the Church which, after Pentecost, went out to the "outskirts of faith" to proclaim the Gospel. The Pope noted that the Holy Spirit did two things: "first it pushed" and created "problems" and then "fostered harmony within the Church." In Jerusalem, there were many opinions among the first disciples on whether to welcome Gentiles into the Church. There were those who said "no" to any agreement, and instead those who were open:
"There was a ‘No’ Church that said, 'you cannot; no, no, you must not' and a ‘Yes’ Church that said, ‘but ... let’s think about it, let’s be open to this, the Spirit is opening the door to us '. The Holy Spirit had yet to perform his second task: to foster harmony among these positions, the harmony of the Church, among them in Jerusalem, and between them and the pagans. He always does a nice job, the Holy Spirit, throughout history. And when we do not let Him work, the divisions in the Church begin, the sects, all of these things ... because we are closed to the truth of the Spirit. "
But what then is the key word in this dispute in the early Church? Pope Francis recalled the inspired words of James, Bishop of Jerusalem, who emphasized that we should not impose a yoke on the neck of the disciples that the same fathers were not able to carry:
"When the service of the Lord becomes so a heavy yoke, the doors of the Christian communities are closed: no one wants to come to the Lord. Instead, we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus we are saved. First this joy of the charism of proclaiming the grace, then let us see what we can do. This word, yoke, comes to my heart, comes to mind”.
The Pope then reflected on what it means to carry a yoke today in the Church. Jesus asks all of us to remain in his love. It is from this very love that the observance of his commandments is born. This, he reiterated, is "the Christian community that says yes". This love, said the Pope, leads us to be faithful to the Lord" ... "I will not do this or that because I love the Lord”:
"A community of' yes' and 'no' are a result of this' yes'. We ask the Lord that the Holy Spirit help us always to become a community of love, of love for Jesus who loved us so much. A community of this 'yes'. And from this 'yes' the commandments are fulfilled. A community of open doors. And it defends us from the temptation to become perhaps Puritans, in the etymological sense of the word, to seek a para-evangelical purity, from being a community of 'no'. Because Jesus ask us first for love, love for Him, and to remain in His love. "
Pope Francis concluded: this is "when a Christian community lives in love, confesses its sins, worships the Lord, forgives offenses, is charitable towards others and manifests love" and thus "feels the obligation of fidelity to the Lord to observe the commandments." (A Robber Church that says ‘Yes." That "robber church" title is in tribute to the late +Mr. Patrick Henry Omlor, R.I.P.)
First, the dispute that prompted the Council of Jerusalem did not revolve around whether to admit Gentiles to the Faith. As noted above, the dispute centered on whether Gentile converts had to undergo Jewish ritual circumcision to be baptized. There was no though of excluding the Gentiles because they were pagans, only a question as to whether it was necessary to receive circumcision in order to be baptized and thus gain admission to the Catholic Church:
 And some coming down from Judea, taught the brethren: That except you
be circumcised after the manner of Moses, you cannot be saved.  And when Paul and Barnabas had no small contest with them, they
determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain others of the other side,
should go up to the apostles and priests to Jerusalem about this
question.  They therefore being brought on their way by the church, passed through
Phenice, and Samaria, relating the conversion of the Gentiles; and they
caused great joy to all the brethren.  And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church,
and by the apostles and ancients, declaring how great things God had
done with them. But there arose some of the sect of the Pharisees that believed,
saying: They must be circumcised, and be commanded to observe the law of
 And the apostles and ancients assembled to consider of this matter.  And when there had been much disputing, Peter, rising up, said to them:
Men, brethren, you know, that in former days God made choice among us,
that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel, and
believe.  And God, who knoweth the hearts, gave testimony, giving unto them the Holy Ghost, as well as to us;  And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.  Now therefore, why tempt you God to put a yoke upon the necks of the
disciples, which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
 But by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we believe to be saved, in like manner as they also.  And all the multitude held their peace; and they heard Barnabas and
Paul telling what great signs and wonders God had wrought among the
Gentiles by them. And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying: Men, brethren, hear me. Simon hath related how God first visited to take of the Gentiles a people to his name. . . .
For it hath seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us, to lay no further burden upon you than these necessary things: That you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; from which things keeping yourselves, you shall do well. Fare ye well.  They therefore being dismissed, went down to Antioch; and gathering together the multitude, delivered the epistle. (Acts 15: 1-14; 28-30.)
(Bishop Challoner commented as follows in his Douay-Rheims Bible on the prohibition on eating blood and things strangled: "From blood, and from things strangled: The use of these things,
though of their own nature indifferent, was here prohibited, to bring
the Jews more easily to admit of the society of the Gentiles; and to
exercise the latter in obedience. But this prohibition was but
temporary, and has long since ceased to oblige; more especially in the
This is a little different that the construction on it given by Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis/Francis, who was yet again attempting to equate today's traditional Catholics with the Pharisees, the party of exclusion and "no."
Second, far from demonstrating the existence of a "no church," this account provided us by Saint Luke in the Acts of the Apostles has been used by Holy Mother Church from time immemorial as one of the proofs that the Sacred Deposit of Faith consists of both Sacred Scripture and the unwritten teaching of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that constitutes Sacred or Apostolic Tradition. The Council of Jerusalem proves this as well as being a death-knell to the belief that the Mosaic Law, which was obliterated and superseded when Our Lord breathed His last on the wood of the Holy Cross and the curtain in the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom as the earth shook.
Third, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis would like us to believe that decision reached in the Council of Jerusalem was the result of the synthesis between the "yes church" and the "no church." This is madness. It also also blasphemy against the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, Who directed Saint James the Lesser, the first Bishop of Jerusalem, to decree as he did.
Then again, the counterfeit church of conciliarism is the true "no church" as it believes in a "Holy Spirit" who is capable of "changing his mind" according the circumstances of the times in which men live, one of the fundamental Lincoln Log building bogs of conciliarism, a place where it can be said that there is "justification by revolution alone."
Here is a little news flash for Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his band of conciliar revolutionaries: God does say "no" to us. He has included explicit prohibitions in eight of the Ten Commandments. Each of the Ten Commandments contain implicit prohibitions that have been explicated by Holy Mother Church, she who is the sole repository and infallible explicator of their meaning.
As you seem to have forgotten the catechism you learned in the 1940s in Argentina, Jorge, permit me to start a ten-part primer for you that will be continued either tomorrow, Sunday, May 5, 2013, the Fourth Sunday after Easter and the Commemoration of Pope Saint Pius V, or Monday, May 6, 2013, the Feast of Saint John Before the Latin Gate and the Commemoration of the Rogation Day (this is just a reminder to you, Jorge, of the Roman Calendar of the Catholic Church):
The First Commandment
I Am the Lord Thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
We are to love God with our whole heart, mind, body,
soul, and strength. We are to love God as He has revealed Himself
through His true Church more than we love ourselves, more than we love
our parents, more than we love our children, more than we love our
nation, more than we love any created thing or place. We are to love
others as God loves them, that is, to will their salvation. We love no
one authentically if we do or anything, either by omission or
commission, which interferes with their salvation as Catholics in any
way, shape or form. We are to love our nation to will for it what God
wants for it: her Catholicization, the subordination of every aspect of
her popular culture and law and governance to the Social Reign of Christ
the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.
The first way that we show forth our love for God is
to worship Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, especially in the form
of worship that He himself taught the Apostles to offer before He
Ascended to the Father's right hand in glory, that is, the Immemorial
Mass of Tradition. The Mass is the perfect prayer. The Mass of Tradition
the most perfect and beautiful form of that perfect prayer. It is the
unbloody re-presentation of Our Lord's Sacrifice to the Father in Spirit
and in Truth. Nothing is more important than showing forth our love for
the Blessed Trinity through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The
efforts, sometimes strenuous in this era of Modernism and apostasy, that
we make to get ourselves to the Mass of Tradition on a daily basis will
not go unnoticed by God.
The second way that we show forth our love for God is
to pray fervently, especially before the Blessed Sacrament and to the
Mother of God and the saints. If we are totally consecrated slaves of
Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, obviously, then we offer up
all of our prayers and actions and sufferings and sacrifices to God
through that Heart that was pierced with Seven Swords of Sorrow. We must
pray Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary on a daily basis. It is desirable to
make time to pray all fifteen decades of the Rosary, especially as we
enter into Passiontide the the Paschal Triduum itself.
Thirdly, we show forth our love for Him by our willingness to perform acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity in our daily lives.
That is, Faith impels us to know what the God teaches
us through His true Church, a teaching that is incapable of any shadow
of alteration in the name of a "deeper" understanding. We are then
required to believe what God teaches firmly and without any doubt in
order to defend the Faith openly and without hesitation.
Our acts of Hope in God are manifested by our
trusting that He will send us all of the helps that we need to save our
souls and to meet our own bodily needs. We can sin against Hope by
Presuming our salvation, as most Protestants do. We can sin against Hope
also by Despairing that God will send us the supernatural helps to save
our souls. Our trust in God must be abiding, to Our Blessed Mother we
must be confiding.
Our love of God as He has revealed Himself through
His true Church will cause us to bear all things for love of Him,
mindful that He offered Himself up for us on the wood of the Holy Cross
to redeem us. We will be prompt in our defense of His Holy truths, even
when they are attacked or put into question by those who hold
ecclesiastical office. We will fear nothing, not even the loss of our
lives, save for the loss His Beatific Vision for all eternity.
Our love of God as He has revealed Himself through
His true Church will prompt us to honor His Most Blessed Mother and His
angels and His saints. A love of the Catholic Faith instilled in a child
at a young age will help that child to want to learn more and more
about Our Lady and the angels and the saints. The stories about the
lives of the saints make far better "bedtime stories" than fables and
fairy tales. The stories about the lives of the saints will help our
children to dream about striving to be saints here on earth and to want
to be with the saints in the Presence of God for all eternity in Heaven.
The keeping of the images of the saints in our churches and our homes
and our cars honors God because we are motivated to think about Him and
to to imitate His friends in their holy examples of virtue and heroism
in defense of the Catholic Faith.
To love God as He has revealed Himself through His
true Church means to avoid all actions that place any kind of faith in
anything or anyone other than Him. All forms of false worship are
forbidden. This includes Judaism and Mohammedanism and Hinduism and
Buddhism and all forms of Protestantism, which does not give true
worship to God as He has revealed Himself through His true Church. It
does not give Him His Mass. It rejects His Mass as He has entrusted to
His true Church. Any form of invocation of false deities or demons or
false spirits is forbidden by the First Commandment.
Additionally, all soothsaying, fortune-telling,
horoscopes or idol worship of any kind, including false worship given a
nation and its myths and obeisance to political ideologies and
philosophies that are said to have "salvific" power for men and their
nations, are completely forbidden. Similarly, one who trusts in his own
intellectual or physical powers without acknowledging from whence those
powers came and how their exercise must conduced in accord with God's
laws worships in himself, a sin against the First Commandment.
To love God as He has revealed Himself through His
true Church means to avoid any appearance of apostasy (leaving the true
Faith to profess some non-Christian sect or atheism), indifferentism (much discussed on this site, the belief that one religion is as good as
another), and heresy (a deliberate denial of one or more truths
revealed by God through His true Church by one who professes some belief
in Our Lord), and participation in non-Catholic worship. Yes, this is
the teaching of the Catholic Church, vitiated by the false conciliarism of the ecumenism but nevertheless
binding upon us as Catholics, as Pope Pius XI noted in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928:
So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has
never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of
non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can only be promoted by
promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are
separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it. To the
one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is
to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He
instituted it. During the lapse of centuries, the mystical Spouse of
Christ has never been contaminated, nor can she ever in the future be
contaminated, as Cyprian bears witness: "The Bride of Christ cannot be
made false to her Spouse: she is incorrupt and modest. She knows but one
dwelling, she guards the sanctity of the nuptial chamber chastely and
modestly." The same holy Martyr with good reason marveled exceedingly
that anyone could believe that "this unity in the Church which arises
from a divine foundation, and which is knit together by heavenly
sacraments, could be rent and torn asunder by the force of contrary
wills." For since the mystical body of Christ, in the same manner as His
physical body, is one, compacted and fitly joined together, it were
foolish and out of place to say that the mystical body is made up of
members which are disunited and scattered abroad: whosoever therefore is
not united with the body is no member of it, neither is he in communion
with Christ its head. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
In other words, Jorge, God says a decisive "NO!" to this:
He also says a decisive "NO!" to this, Jorge:
You and your "yes church," Jorge, have said a decisive "NO!" to the following dogmatic declaration that were issued by true councils of the Catholic Church, each of which were guided infallibly by God the Holy Ghost, Who is Immutable:
It [the Holy Roman Church] firmly believes, professes, and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law of the Old Testament, of
the Mosaic law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites,
sacrifices, and sacraments, because they were established to signify
something in the future, although they were suited to the divine worship
at that time, after our Lord's coming had been signified by them,
ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament began; and that whoever,
even after the passion, placed hope in these matters of the law and
submitted himself to them as necessary for salvation, as if faith in
Christ could not save without them, sinned mortally.Yet
it does not deny that after the passion of Christ up to the
promulgation of the Gospel they could have been observed until they were
believed to be in no way necessary for salvation; but after the
promulgation of the Gospel it asserts that they cannot be observed
without the loss of eternal salvation. All, therefore, who
after that time observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other
requirements of the law, it declares alien to the Christian faith and
not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation, unless someday
they recover from these errors. Therefore, it commands all who glory in
the name of Christian, at whatever time, before or after baptism, to
cease entirely from circumcision, since, whether or not one places hope
in it, it cannot be observed at all without the loss of eternal
salvation. Regarding children, indeed, because of danger of death, which
can often take place, when no help can be brought to them by another
remedy than through the sacrament of baptism, through which they are
snatched from the domination of the Devil and adopted among the sons of
God, it advises that holy baptism ought not to be deferred for forty or
eighty days, or any time according to the observance of certain people,
but it should be conferred as soon as it can be done conveniently, but
so ,that, when danger of death is imminent, they be baptized in the form
of the Church, early without delay, even by a layman or woman, if a
priest should be lacking, just as is contained more fully in the decree
of the Armenians. . . .
It firmly believes, professes, and
proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only
pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become
participants in eternal life, but will depart "into everlasting fire
which was prepared for the devil and his angels" [Matt. 25:41], unless
before the end of life the same have been added to the flock; and that
the unity of the ecclesiastical body is so strong that only to those
remaining in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for
salvation, and do fastings, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and
exercises of Christian service produce eternal reward, and that no one,
whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the
name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and
unity of the Catholic Church. (Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino, Council of Florence, February 4, 1442.)
You and your "yes church," Jorge, have said a decisive "NO!" to the following condemnation of the acceptance of Judaism as being a valid religion that has been advanced with fervor from the days of Nostra Aetate, October 28, 1965, and was pushed aggressively by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI:
28.That He completed His work on the gibbet of the
Cross is the unanimous teaching of the holy Fathers who assert that the
Church was born from the side of our Savior on the Cross like a new Eve,
mother of all the living. 
"And it is now," says the great St. Ambrose, speaking of the pierced
side of Christ, "that it is built, it is now that it is formed, it is
now that is .... molded, it is now that it is created . . . Now it is
that arises a spiritual house, a holy priesthood."  One who reverently examines this venerable teaching will easily discover the reasons on which it is based.
29.And first of all, by the death of our
Redeemer, the New Testament took the place of the Old Law which had been
abolished; then the Law of Christ together with its mysteries,
enactments, institutions, and sacred rites was ratified for the whole
world in the blood of Jesus Christ. For, while our Divine
Savior was preaching in a restricted area -- He was not sent but to the
sheep that were lost of the house of Israel  -the Law and the Gospel were together in force;  but on the gibbet of his death Jesus made void the Law with its decrees,  fastened the handwriting of the Old Testament to the Cross,  establishing the New Testament in His blood shed for the whole human race. 
"To such an extent, then," says St. Leo the Great, speaking of the
Cross of our Lord, "was there effected a transfer from the Law to the
Gospel, from the Synagogue to the Church, from many sacrifices to one
Victim, that, as our Lord expired, that mystical veil which shut off the
innermost part of the temple and its sacred secret was rent violently
from top to bottom." 
30. On the Cross then the Old Law died, soon to be buried and to be a bearer of death,  in order to give way to the New Testament of which Christ had chosen the Apostles as qualified ministers; 
and although He had been constituted the Head of the whole human family
in the womb of the Blessed Virgin, it is by the power of the Cross that
our Savior exercises fully the office itself of Head in His Church.
"For it was through His triumph on the Cross," according to the teaching
of the Angelic and Common Doctor, "that He won power and dominion over
the gentiles"; 
by that same victory He increased the immense treasure of graces,
which, as He reigns in glory in heaven, He lavishes continually on His
mortal members it was by His blood shed on the Cross that God's anger
was averted and that all the heavenly gifts, especially the spiritual
graces of the New and Eternal Testament, could then flow from the
fountains of our Savior for the salvation of men, of the faithful above
all; it was on the tree of the Cross, finally, that He entered into
possession of His Church, that is, of all the members of His Mystical
Body; for they would not have been united to this Mystical Body. (Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)
You and your "yes church," Jorge, have said a decisive "NO!" to the following condemnations of false ecumenism, which is in se a direct violation of the First Commandment:
"It is for this reason that so many who do not
share 'the communion and the truth of the Catholic Church' must make use
of the occasion of the Council, by the means of the Catholic Church,
which received in Her bosom their ancestors, proposes [further]
demonstration of profound unity and of firm vital force; hear the
requirements [demands] of her heart, they must engage themselves
to leave this state that does not guarantee for them the security of
salvation. She does not hesitate to raise to the Lord of mercy most
fervent prayers to tear down of the walls of division, to dissipate the
haze of errors, and lead them back within holy Mother Church, where
their Ancestors found salutary pastures of life; where, in an exclusive
way, is conserved and transmitted whole the doctrine of Jesus Christ and
wherein is dispensed the mysteries of heavenly grace.
"It is therefore by force of the right of Our
supreme Apostolic ministry, entrusted to us by the same Christ the Lord,
which, having to carry out with [supreme] participation all the duties
of the good Shepherd and to follow and embrace with paternal love all
the men of the world, we send this Letter of Ours to all the Christians
from whom We are separated, with which we exhort them warmly and
beseech them with insistence to hasten to return to the one fold of
Christ; we desire in fact from the depths of the heart their salvation
in Christ Jesus, and we fear having to render an account one day to Him,
Our Judge, if, through some possibility, we have not pointed out and
prepared the way for them to attain eternal salvation. In all Our
prayers and supplications, with thankfulness, day and night we never
omit to ask for them, with humble insistence, from the eternal Shepherd
of souls the abundance of goods and heavenly graces. And since,
if also, we fulfill in the earth the office of vicar, with all our
heart we await with open arms the return of the wayward sons to the
Catholic Church, in order to receive them with infinite fondness into
the house of the Heavenly Father and to enrich them with its
inexhaustible treasures. By our greatest wish for the return to
the truth and the communion with the Catholic Church, upon which depends
not only the salvation of all of them, but above all also of the whole
Christian society: the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if
it is not of one fold and one shepherd." (Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868.)
"So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear
why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in
the assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can only be
promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of
those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily
left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to
all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. . . . Let,
therefore, the separated children draw nigh to the Apostolic See, set
up in the City which Peter and Paul, the Princes of the Apostles,
consecrated by their blood; to that See, We repeat, which is 'the root
and womb whence the Church of God springs,' not with the intention and
the hope that 'the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of
the truth' will cast aside the integrity of the faith and tolerate their
errors, but, on the contrary, that they themselves submit to its
teaching and government. Would that it were Our happy lot to do
that which so many of Our predecessors could not, to embrace with
fatherly affection those children, whose unhappy separation from Us We
now bewail. Would that God our Savior, "Who will have all men to be
saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth," would hear us when We
humbly beg that He would deign to recall all who stray to the unity of
the Church! In this most important undertaking We ask and wish that
others should ask the prayers of Blessed Mary the Virgin, Mother of
divine grace, victorious over all heresies and Help of Christians, that
She may implore for Us the speedy coming of the much hoped-for day, when
all men shall hear the voice of Her divine Son, and shall be 'careful
to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.'" (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
These declarations, which are just two out of many, were but simple reiterations of the immutable doctrine of the Catholic Church pertaining to the First Commandment.
This, Jorge, is what the Catholic Church has taught from time immemorial, and it is a resounding "NO!" that comes from complete fidelity to the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity:
beloved disciple St. John renews the same command in the strongest
terms, and adds another reason, which regards all without exception, and
especially those who are best instructed in their duty: "Look to
yourselves", says he, "that ye lose not the things that ye have wrought,
but that you may receive a full reward. Whosoever revolteth, and
continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that
continueth in the doctrine the same hath both the Father and the Son. If
any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into
your house, nor say to him, God speed you: for he that saith to him, God
speed you, communicateth with his wicked works". (2 John, ver. 8)
Here, then, it is
manifest, that all fellowship with those who have not the doctrine of
Jesus Christ, which is "a communication in their evil works"
— that is, in their false tenets, or worship, or in any act of religion
— is strictly forbidden, under pain of losing the "things we have
wrought, the reward of our labors, the salvation of our souls". And if
this holy apostle declares that the very saying God speed to such people
is a communication with their wicked works, what would he have said of
going to their places of worship, of hearing their sermons, joining in
their prayers, or the like?
From this passage the
learned translators of the Rheims New Testament, in their note, justly
observe, "That, in matters of religion, in praying, hearing their
sermons, presence at their service, partaking of their sacraments, and
all other communicating with them in spiritual things, it is a great and
damnable sin to deal with them." And if this be the case with all in
general, how much more with those who are well instructed and better
versed in their religion than others? For their doing any of these
things must be a much greater crime than in ignorant people, because
they know their duty better.
(Bishop George Hay, The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion.)
The spirit of Christ, which dictated the Holy
Scriptures, and the spirit which animates and guides the Church of
Christ, and teaches her all truth, is the same; and therefore in all
ages her conduct on this point has been uniformly the same as what the
Holy Scripture teaches. She has constantly forbidden her children to
hold any communication, in religious matters, with those who are
separated from her communion; and this she has sometimes done under the
most severe penalties. In the apostolical canons, which are of very
ancient standing, and for the most part handed down from the apostolical
age, it is thus decreed: "If any bishop, or priest, or deacon, shall
join in prayers with heretics, let him be suspended from Communion". (Can. 44)
Many more examples of prohibitions drawn from the First Commandment could be provided. For the sake of brevity, Jorge, let me inform you that your "yes church" says a decisive "NO!" to the Modernist proposition of "evolution of dogma" that has been used by conciliar revolutionaries such as yourself to disparage the "Church of the past as a 'no' Church" in order to justify propositions that have been solemnly condemned by dogmatic councils and our true popes:
For the doctrine of the faith which God has revealed is put forward
not as some philosophical discovery capable of being perfected by human intelligence,
but as a divine deposit committed to the spouse of Christ to be faithfully protected and infallibly promulgated.
Hence, too, that meaning of the
sacred dogmas is ever to be maintained which has once been declared by
holy mother church, and there must never be any abandonment of this
sense under the pretext or in the name of a more profound understanding.
God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever be in opposition to truth.
The appearance of this kind of specious contradiction is chiefly due to the fact that either: the
dogmas of faith are not understood and explained in accordance with the
mind of the church, or unsound views are mistaken for the conclusions
Therefore we define that every assertion contrary to the truth of enlightened faith is totally false. . . .
3. If anyone says that it is possible that
at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be
assigned to the dogmas propounded by the church which is different from
that which the church has understood and understands: let him be
And so in the performance of our supreme pastoral
office, we beseech for the love of Jesus Christ and we command, by the
authority of him who is also our God and saviour, all faithful
Christians, especially those in authority or who have the duty of
teaching, that they contribute their zeal and labour to the warding off
and elimination of these errors from the church and to the spreading of
the light of the pure faith.
But since it is not enough to avoid the
contamination of heresy unless those errors are carefully shunned which
approach it in greater or less degree, we warn all of their duty to
observe the constitutions and decrees in which such wrong opinions,
though not expressly mentioned in this document, have been banned and
forbidden by this holy see. (Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council, Session III,
Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith, Chapter 4, On Faith and
Reason, April 24, 1870. SESSION 3 : 24 April 1.)
Yes, Jorge, whether or not you like it, Christ the King says a decisive "NO!" to apostasy. You are an apostate.
Indeed, Jorge, you are as much of an apostate as is the man who is now living in close proximity to you as The Two-Headed "Pope" Monster has come to life:
It was during the so-called "Synod of Bishops, which was held at the Basilica of Sant Paul Outside the Walls in Rome in October of 2008 during the reign of Ratzinger/Benedict, featured the following intervention of an "Archbishop" Paul Cremona that was nothing other than a caricature of a caricature of the entirety of the apostasies propagated by the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Indeed, it was just another way of saying what Bergoglio did two days ago on the Feast of Saint Athanasius, who was not, it appears, mentioned in his sermonette:
Archbishop Mgr. Paul Cremona addressed the Synod of Bishops currently being held in Rome on the theme ‘The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church”.
In his address, Archbishop Cremona said “I shall be speaking in the context of traditionally Catholic countries like Malta. Whenever we speak of a new evangelisation, we find a stumbling block. Many of our faithful still live in nostalgia of, and compare the present situation, with the model of the Church that was present 30 to 40 years ago.”
The Archbishop said that since the Catholic Church has not remained in a privileged position as it was then, some people live in an atmosphere of shock when the Church, or its pastors, are challenged.
“We need to go out of this traumatic experience to enter into a new evangelisation. We have to help the faithful recognise that that kind of Church does not exist anymore, and it cannot be proposed again in this changed world. We cannot continue comparing our reality to that reality.” he said.
“We have to propose a new model of being Church and the model which corresponds most to today’s reality is the primitive Christian community as it is described in chapters two and four of the Acts of the Apostles, and brought to life in the other writings of the New Testament. We have to compare the Church today to, and shape it on, that community”. (Archbishop Paul Cremona addresses Synod of Bishops in Rome.)
Mind you, Malta, where "Archbishop" Cremona practices his form of spiritual malfeasance, can trace the origins of the Faith there to the time that Saint Paul the Apostle was shipwrecked on the island around 60 A.D. "Archbishop" Cremona does not have the Catholic Faith. His desire to "restore" the "church" to the "primitive Christian community" is quintessential Protestantism, especially of the Calvinist strain, whose heretical equivalent among Catholics is Jansenism.
"Archbishop" Cremona, however, maintained his "good standing" as a putative "Catholic" in the hierarchy of the counterfeit church of conciliarism while publicly advancing one of the chief tenets of Protestantism.
The Catholic Church, "that church," will always exist, and she will always be the same in her form, liturgies and discipline, points made repeatedly by pope after pope in Eighteenth, Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries the face of the various assaults of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry. Popes Gregory XVI and Pius XI explained this in no uncertain terms:
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." (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
It is the likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and "Archbishop" Paul Cremona and Robert Zollitsch and Vincent Nichols and Timothy Dolan who have abandoned the See of Peter by embracing concepts that have been condemned by the authority of the Catholic Church and repeatedly introducing drop after drop of poison into the well of the Faith to such an extent that the average Catholic is incapable to recognizing apostasy and fleeing from it as he makes reparation for it to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
We need to pray to Saint Monica, whose feast we celebrate today, Saturday, May 4, 2013, the First Saturday in the month of May, the month of Our Lady, for the conversion of the conciliar revolutionaries, praying to her as well for our own daily conversion from our sins so that we will be ready at all times to die in a state of Sanctifying Grace.
As is described in the Divine Office:
Monica was twice over the mother of St Augustine, for,
under God, he owed to her both earth and heaven. When her husband was
very old she made him a friend of Jesus Christ, and after his death she
lived a widow in all purity and constantly occupied in works of mercy.
Her son Augustin had fallen into the heresy of the Manicheans, and for
his conversion she earnestly pleaded with God for years, with strong
crying and tears. She followed Augustin to Milan, and tenderly and
constantly besought him to confer with Ambrose the Bishop. This he
consented to do, and at last, through the public sermons and private
conversations of Ambrose, his eyes were opened to see the truth of the
Catholic Religion, and he received baptism at the Bishop's hands,
The mother and son set out to return to their home
in Africa, but after they had reached Ostia at the mouth of the Tiber,
she was stricken down by a fever. One day as she lay sick, she came to
herself after her mind had been long wandering, and said: "Where am I "
Then she saw who were standing by, and said " Let your mother lie here
only, remember me at the altar of the Lord." On the ninth day this
blessed lady surrendered her spirit to God. Her body was buried there at
Ostia in the Church of St Aurea, but, long after, in the pontificate of
Martin V, it was carried to Rome and honourably buried again in the
Church of St Augustine.
Saint Monica lived long enough to see her son's conversion to the Faith after twenty long years of tearful pains.
Remember, no prayer is ever wasted. No matter how dark a situation may seem or how seemingly hopeless a particular individual may be, the situations about which we pray and the people whose conversion seek would be much, much worse. No prayer, especially if offered to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as His consecrated slave through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, is ever wasted. God says "NO!" to us frequently if we do not pray with the right intention or for the right object. However, God's "NO!' is to teach us to pray without ceasing as He will give us only that which redounds to the sanctification and salvation of our immortal souls even if it does not seem that way in human terms. We must look at the world constantly through the eyes of the true Faith, which is exactly what Saint Monica did before died a holy death after being given the consolation of her beloved son's conversion.
We may not live long enough to see the restoration of the Church Militant on earth. However, our prayers, sacrifices and sufferings will help to plant the seeds for this restoration. Please be assured of this.
To wit, the Venerable Anne Katherine Emmerich described the following vision that she had on May 13, 1820, exactly ninety-seven years prior to Our Lady's first Fatima apparition:
Once more I saw that the Church of Peter was undermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect, while storms were damaging it. But I saw also that help was coming when distress had reached its peak. I saw again the Blessed Virgin ascend on the Church, and spread her mantle [over it]. I saw a Pope who was at once gentle and very firm. . . I saw a great renewal, and the Church rose high in the sky.
The great renewal of the Catholic Church will take place following the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to Whom this First Saturday is dedicated. Our daily praying of as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit will help us to be wounded more perfectly by the ineffable love of Love Incarnate in His Most Sacred Heart. And it is by being wounded by this ineffable love of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus that we, His totally consecrated slaves through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that we can more perfectly make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, including of the conciliarists who have abandoned "that church" for the strange new church that has offended God so greatly and harmed souls so much over the course of five decades now.
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart will triumph. May we play some small part in helping to plant a few seeds for this triumph by our own daily fidelity to her Fatima Message, whose fulfillment will bring upon us the dawning of an era of peace wherein all men everywhere will exclaim during the Reign of Mary:
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of Fatima, 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.