Thomas A. Droleskey
Five days have passed since Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is presenting himself to the world as "Pope Francis," misused the events of the Council of Jerusalem to compare the "no church" of the former Pharisees who had become Catholics with the "yes church" guided by "the Holy Spirit. Bergoglio/Francis was, as noted two three days ago in Christ The King Says A Decisive NO To Apostasy, part one, seeking to compare his mythical "no church" of the Pharisees to those nasty, hard-headed traditionalists, who have been described by Reinhard "Cardinal" Marx, the conciliar "archbishop" of Munich and Freising, as desiring to live in a "museum" (see Let's Look At Life Outside Of The Museum).
As Bergoglio/Francis has, it appears, established the following "theme" for his Petrine Ministry: the past is the past and it thus essential to proceed with the "renewal" desired by the fathers of the "Second" Vatican Council, guided as they were by revolutionary periti such as Yves Congar, Henri de Lubac, Karl Rather, Joseph Ratzinger, John Courtney Murray, Gregory Baum, Bernard Haring, Raymond Brown (who attended the First Session of the "Second" Vatican Council as a peritus for Bishop Joseph Hurley of the Diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida), Edward Schillebeeckx, Jean Danielou and many other theological rogues and felons. Proceeding with a smile and a penchant for pressing the flesh, kissing babies and living in an ostentatiously "humble" manner, eschewing the perquisites that belong to one who considers himself to be a Successor of Saint Peter, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is wasting no time using his daily sermonettes as the means to further deconstruct what little is left of the sensus Catholicus in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
As noted three days ago, however, the mythical "no church" that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis desires to convince us was "bad" is indeed the Catholic Church, she who has been infallibly guided by the very Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, when He descended in tongues of flames upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary and the others who were gathered in the Upper Room in Jerusalem where Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ had instituted the Holy Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper.
The Catholic Church, ever faithful to her Divine Founder and Invisible Head, Christ the King, has reminded man that God Himself has prohibited him from believing, speaking and acting contrary to anything contained in the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. Men are rebellious as a result of Original Sin, whose vestigial after-effects in the souls of the baptized are a darkened intellect, a weakened will and an imbalance between the higher rational faculties and the lower sensual passions in favor of the later. Fallen men need to be reminded that God has command them NOT to believe, do or say things that He has prohibited and are thus offensive to Him in se and are harmful to their own eternal salvation.
The simplicity of God's Divine Revelation cannot be accepted by the complex "sophisticates" of Modernism, who must find complexity, doubt, ambiguity and paradox where there is simplicity, certainty and clarity. Thus it is that the entirety of the Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition must be thrown into question and endlessly re-examined according to the Modernist premise of the "evolution of dogma." Modernists cannot believe that a "loving" God would prohibit certain actions forever. They cannot believe that "past" condemnations of heretical propositions are meant to bind the Catholic Church until the end of time. Modernists desire "freedom" to let their false "spirit" blow where it will. As I have noted on many other occasions on this site, the "spirits" that guide the lords of conciliarism are demonic. Simply put, they are not of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity.
Conciliarism's Serial Offenses Against The Second Commandment
As apostates who refuse to accept the teaching of the Catholic Church, conciliar revolutionaries such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis must deconstruct everything about the Holy Faith, including the very Ten Commandments themselves, as they seek to provide "new" and "fresh" interpretations of Sacred Scripture and the writings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, believing that the Scholasticism of Saint Thomas Aquinas put theology into a "lock box" that was opened only after the "election" of Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII on October 28, 1958.
The offenses committed by the conciliar revolutionaries against the Second Commandment are legion, beginning with a dismissive, contemptuous wave of the hand at the explanation of "Thou not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain" found in the Roman Catechism (also know as the Catechism of the Council of Trent):
Scripture when it prohibits perjury, says: Thou shalt not
profane the name of thy God, thereby forbidding all irreverence
towards all other things to which, in accordance with this
Commandment, reverence is due. Of this nature is the Word of God,
the majesty of which has been revered not only by the pious, but
also sometimes by the impious, as is narrated in Judges of Eglon,
King of the Moabites.
But he who, to support heresy and the teaching of the wicked.
distorts the Sacred Scriptures from their genuine and true
meaning, is guilty of the greatest injury to the Word of God; and
against this crime we are warned by these words of the Prince of
the Apostles: There are certain things hard to be understood.
which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other
Scriptures, to their own destruction.
It is also a foul and shameful contamination of the
Scripture, that wicked men pervert the words and sentences which
it contains, and which should be honoured with all reverence,
turning them to profane purposes, such as scurrility, fable,
vanity, flattery, detraction, divination, satire and the like
crimes which the Council of Trent commands to be severely
punished. (The Roman Catechism: The Second Catechism.)
There is no need to repeat even the partial and very incomplete recitation of the many ways that Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II has promoted heresy and blasphemed God during his 9666 days as the Petrine Minister of the Occupy Vatican Movement that was provided in the appendix of Another Day In The Life Of An Antichrist or even to repeat the partial and very incomplete recitation of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's serial apostasies that were provided in Mister Asteroid Is Looking Pretty Good Right About Now).
It might be useful, however, to recall these words of Bergoglio/Francis himself to demonstrate how he violates in a very bold manner God's decisive NO! to any praise or signs of respect being given to false religions:
I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to
other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the
one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of
you. I really appreciate your presence: in it I see a tangible sign of
the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of
The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting
friendship and respect between men and women of different religious
traditions - I wish to repeat this: promoting friendship and respect
between men and women of different religious traditions - it also
attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council for interreligious
dialogue performs. It is equally aware of the responsibility that we
all have towards this world of ours, towards all of Creation, that we
should love and protect. And we can do much for the sake of the poorest,
those who are weak and who suffer, to promote justice, to promote
reconciliation and to build peace. But, above all, we need to keep alive
in the world the thirst for the absolute, not allowing to prevail a
one-dimensional vision of the human person, according to which man is
reduced to what he produces and consumes: this is this one of the most
dangerous pitfalls for our time.
We know how much violence has been produced in recent history by the
attempt to eliminate God and the divine from the horizon of humanity,
and we experience the value of witnessing in our societies to the
original opening to transcendence that is inherent in the human heart.
In this, we feel close even to all those men and women who, whilst not
recognising themselves belonging to any religious tradition, feel
themselves nevertheless to be in search of truth, goodness and beauty,
this truth, goodness and beauty of God, and who are our precious allies
in efforts to defend the dignity of man, in building a peaceful
coexistence among peoples and in guarding Creation carefully.
Dear friends, thank you again for your presence. To everyone I extend my cordial and fraternal greeting. (Address
to Representatives of the Schismatic and Heretical Orthodox Churches,
Protesant sects, Talmudists, Mohammedans and Other Infidels, Masons and
Here is God's decisive "NO!" for you, Jorge:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of
belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits
and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with
those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but
also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect
for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the
Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ
and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
But Catholic doctrine tells us that the primary duty of charity does not lie in
the toleration of false ideas, however sincere they may be, nor in the
theoretical or practical indifference towards the errors and vices in which we
see our brethren plunged, but in the zeal for their intellectual and moral
improvement as well as for their material well-being. Catholic doctrine further
tells us that love for our neighbor flows from our love for God, Who is Father
to all, and goal of the whole human family; and in Jesus Christ whose members we
are, to the point that in doing good to others we are doing good to Jesus Christ
Himself. Any other kind of love is sheer illusion, sterile and fleeting.
Indeed, we have the human experience of pagan and secular societies of ages past
to show that concern for common interests or affinities of nature weigh very
little against the passions and wild desires of the heart. No, Venerable
Brethren, there is no genuine fraternity outside Christian charity. Through the
love of God and His Son Jesus Christ Our Saviour, Christian charity embraces all
men, comforts all, and leads all to the same faith and same heavenly happiness.
By separating fraternity from Christian charity thus understood, Democracy, far
from being a progress, would mean a disastrous step backwards for civilization.
If, as We desire with all Our heart, the highest possible peak of well being for
society and its members is to be attained through fraternity or, as it is also
called, universal solidarity, all minds must be united in the knowledge of
Truth, all wills united in morality, and all hearts in the love of God and His
Son Jesus Christ. But this union is attainable only by Catholic charity, and
that is why Catholic charity alone can lead the people in the march of progress
towards the ideal civilization. . . .
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is
to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all
religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral
civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a
proven truth, a historical fact. The new Sillonists cannot pretend that they are
merely working on “the ground of practical realities” where differences of
belief do not matter. Their leader is so conscious of the influence which the
convictions of the mind have upon the result of the action, that he invites
them, whatever religion they may belong to, “to provide on the ground of
practical realities, the proof of the excellence of their personal convictions.”
And with good reason: indeed, all practical results reflect the nature of one’s
religious convictions, just as the limbs of a man down to his finger-tips, owe
their very shape to the principle of life that dwells in his body.
This being said, what must be thought of the promiscuity in which young
Catholics will be caught up with heterodox and unbelieving folk in a work of
this nature? Is it not a thousand-fold more dangerous for them than a neutral
association? What are we to think of this appeal to all the heterodox, and to
all the unbelievers, to prove the excellence of their convictions in the social
sphere in a sort of apologetic contest? Has not this contest lasted for nineteen
centuries in conditions less dangerous for the faith of Catholics? And was it
not all to the credit of the Catholic Church? What are we to think of this
respect for all errors, and of this strange invitation made by a Catholic to all
the dissidents to strengthen their convictions through study so that they may
have more and more abundant sources of fresh forces? What are we to think of an
association in which all religions and even Free-Thought may express themselves
openly and in complete freedom? For the Sillonists who, in public lectures and
elsewhere, proudly proclaim their personal faith, certainly do not intend to
silence others nor do they intend to prevent a Protestant from asserting his
Protestantism, and the skeptic from affirming his skepticism. Finally, what are
we to think of a Catholic who, on entering his study group, leaves his
Catholicism outside the door so as not to alarm his comrades who, “dreaming of
disinterested social action, are not inclined to make it serve the triumph of
interests, coteries and even convictions whatever they may be”? Such is the
profession of faith of the New Democratic Committee for Social Action which has
taken over the main objective of the previous organization and which, they say,
“breaking the double meaning which surround the Greater Sillon both in
reactionary and anti-clerical circles”, is now open to all men “who respect
moral and religious forces and who are convinced that no genuine social
emancipation is possible without the leaven of generous idealism.” (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Conciliarism is an admixture of every Modernist proposition imaginable, including the condemned principles of The Sillon, which were advanced in order to reconcile Catholicism with the principles of the French Revolution and to advance an abiding faith in the ability of interdenominational and nondenominational efforts to "build the better world." One can see plainly that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis believes in this just as much as his predecessor, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who promoted this concept throughout the course of his hideous 2873 days as the counterfeit church of conciliarism's Petrine Minister:
Dear friends, on the basis of what I have outlined here, it seems to me that
there can be fruitful collaboration between Christians and Muslims. In the
process, we help to build a society that differs in many respects from what we
brought with us from the past. As believers, setting out from our respective
convictions, we can offer an important witness in many key areas of life in
society. I am thinking, for example, of the protection of the family based on
marriage, respect for life in every phase of its natural course or the promotion
of greater social justice.
This is another reason why I think it important to hold a day of reflection,
dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world, which as you know we
plan to do on 27 October next in Assisi, twenty-five years after the historic
meeting there led by my predecessor, Blessed Pope John Paul II. Through this
gathering, we wish to express, with simplicity, that we believers have a special
contribution to make towards building a better world, while acknowledging that
if our actions are to be effective, we need to grow in dialogue and mutual
esteem. (Meeting with representatives of the Muslim community in the reception room of
the Apostolic Nunciature of Berlin, September 23, 2011.)
No, no matter the apostate who serves as the universal public face of apostasy in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, the violations committed against the Second Commandment have been blatant, and it is to the utter shame of any Catholic who believes that any kind of rationalization can justify these manifold, public offenses against the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity.
It is horrific enough that the conciliar revolutionaries continue speak in heretical terms and to say and do blasphemous and and sacrilegious things. What is worse, though, is that they indemnify the promotion of heresy by those who are nominally under their authority.
As mentioned in Francis The Feminist, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis means to end the "confrontation" with the ultra-feminists/pagans who belong to the so-called Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the American "bishops," which is why he appointed "Father" Jose Rodriguez Carballo, the superior of the feminist/sodomite friendly group of religious men who dare to consider themselves true sons of Saint Francis of Assisi (who hated heresy and all species of sin so much that he lived an austere life of prayer, penance and fasting to convert those steeped in it), as the secretary of the Occupy Vatican Movement's Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life last month:
The Spaniard will bring his
rich international experience as head of a major religious order to his
new post of responsibility. Together with Cardinal Braz de Aviz, he is
expected to play a key role in working to overcome and heal the
tensions between the Vatican, and in particular the Congregation for the
Doctrine for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), and the leadership of
the umbrella organization of some 59,000 American women religious – the
Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).
In April 2012, the CDF issued a highly critical
doctrinal assessment of the situation of the LCWR, accusing them of
taking positions that undermine Catholic teaching on the priesthood and
homosexuality and of promoting “certain radical feminist themes
incompatible with the Catholic faith.” In the light of that report,
Pope Benedict appointed the US Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle to
supervise the reform of the LCWR within five years.
In recent months it had been widely rumored in the
USA and Rome that Benedict XVI would appoint an American bishop or
religious priest to that key post in the Vatican congregation to
reinforce that tough line, but this did not happen. Informed sources in
Rome now say that by choosing Carballo, Pope Francis has clearly opted
for a different, more Gospel-inspired approach to consecrated life in
general and, also, to help overcome the ongoing, painful tensions with
the American religious women. (Apostate Layman/Petrine Minister Picks Franciscan as Secretary of the Congregation for Religious.)
This message was not lost on the prefect of the conciliar church's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Joao Braz de Aviz, who has revealed now that he specifically requested Carballo's appointment when asked by Bergoglio/Francis to name his own personal preference to serve as his secretary. This means nothing other than than Francis the Feminist wants nothing to with the wrist-slapping given the Leadership Conference of Women Religious last year by the new retired prefect of the conciliar church's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, William Levada:
The Vatican decision last year to place the main representative group of U.S. Catholic sisters under the control of bishops was made without consultation or knowledge of the Vatican office that normally deals with matters of religious life, the office's leader said Sunday.
That lack of discussion over whether to criticize the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), said Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, caused him "much pain."
"We have to change this way of doing things," said Braz de Aviz, head of the Vatican's Congregation for Religious.
"We have to improve these relationships," he continued, referring to the April 2012 order regarding LCWR from the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith -- approved by Pope Benedict XVI -- that ordered the U.S. sisters' group to revise.
"Cardinals can't be mistrustful of each other," Braz de Aviz said. "This is not the way the church should function."
Braz de Aviz, who has led the Vatican's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life since 2011, made the comments Sunday during an open dialogue session with some 800 leaders of sisters' communities at the triennial assembly of the International Union of Superiors General.
Answering questions from the sister leaders for over an hour and a half, Braz de Aviz spoke openly, referring several times to tensions between sisters and bishops on church authority, questions of obedience, and the future of religious life.
At one point the cardinal even called for wide-ranging review of structures of church power.
"We are in a moment of needing to review and revision some things," Braz de Aviz said. "Obedience and authority must be renewed, re-visioned."
"Authority that commands, kills," he continued. "Obedience that becomes a copy of what the other person says, infantilizes."
Braz de Aviz also told the sister leaders that "women's leadership needs to grow a lot in the church," referring to a remark made by Pope Paul VI during a session of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) -- where the late pope asked the council fathers: "Where's the other 50 percent of humanity that isn't here?"
The Vatican mandate regarding LCWR, which was released in April 2012, appoints Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain as the group's "archbishop delegate." It gives him final authority over its workings, and requires the group to revise its programs and statutes.
LCWR, which traces its roots to the 1950s, represents about 80 percent of the some 57,000 U.S. sisters.
Braz de Aviz spoke Sunday in Italian with his words being simultaneously translated into seven other languages.
He said that his office -- which is tasked with overseeing the work an estimated 1.5 million sisters, brothers, and priests around the world in religious orders -- first learned of the move against the U.S. sisters' group in a meeting with the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith after the formal report on the matter had been completed.
At that meeting, Braz de Aviz said, he told Cardinal William Levada, an American who has since retired as head of the doctrinal congregation, that the matter should have been discussed between the Vatican offices.
"We will obey what the Holy Father wants and what will be decided through you," Braz de Aviz told the sisters he had said to Levada. "But we must say that this material which should be discussed together has not been discussed together."
"I obeyed," Braz de Aviz continued telling the sisters. "But I had so much pain within me."
He also said it was the first time he was discussing the lack of consultation publicly, saying previously he "didn't have the courage to speak."
Speaking at a press conference following his talk, Braz de Aviz said that while his office "always obeys" the pope, "the problem very often is what kind of news goes to the Holy Father."
Saying that different Vatican offices will sometimes give the pope varying viewpoints on situations like the LCWR matter, Braz de Aviz said "there's a sort of like 'Who is going to win?'"
"This struggle of who is going to win is not good, he continued. "But Peter and Paul also had problems. The answer is: 'the Holy Spirit' will win."
LCWR's status with the Vatican has been the subject of much discussion at the global sisters' meeting. Franciscan Sr. Florence Deacon, LCWR's president, told the assembly in a speech Saturday that the situation with the group indicated that "serious misunderstandings" exist between Vatican officials and Catholic sisters.
Asked during his dialogue with the sisters if it would be possible to have a meeting between LCWR and Pope Francis to discuss the matter, Braz de Aviz responded: "I think so."
"But I know the pain is very big," he continued, repeating: "Very big."
Several former leaders of LCWR expressed pain and disappointment weeks ago when a Vatican press release said Pope Francis "reaffirmed" the doctrinal congregation's move.
"I don't think Pope Francis would be a stranger to you," Braz de Aviz told the sisters Sunday. However, the cardinal said, the pope "has confirmed the doctrinal review, he wants that to go forward."
Braz de Aviz was also asked about a separate investigation of U.S. Catholic sisters launched by his Vatican congregation under his predecessor, Cardinal Franc Rode.
That investigation, known as an apostolic visitation, examined individual orders of U.S. Catholic sisters and resulted in a detailed report that was quietly submitted to Rome in January 2012.
In his response, it was unclear whether Braz de Aviz was referring to the investigation of U.S. sisters, or a similar apostolic visitation ordered by Pope Benedict of the Irish church following wide reporting of issues of sex abuse there.
Referring to a visitation, Braz de Aviz said, a report "has been sent to the pope, it is up to him to see if he will make it public."
Earlier Sunday, Braz de Aviz had told the sister leaders during his homily at Mass with them that they are "co-essential" with the church's bishops and the two groups must "walk together" in their leadership.
Referring to consecrated life as a "charismatic dimension" of the church, the cardinal told the sister leaders: "Today we need to rediscover that in the church there are two dimensions that are both co-essential, equally essential: The hierarchical dimension and the charismatic dimension."
"We need to walk together, following, listening to the Holy Spirit -- men and women together," he said during the homily.
Reflecting on Sunday's reading from the Acts of the Apostles, which recounts the apostles' decision to not require circumcision for Christians, Braz de Aviz said the account indicates the church has to discern when it is in a "new moment."
"This is something we always have to be doing in the church, to discern constantly in order to move forward," he said. "This also gives us the opportunity today, it seems to me, to understand the important question in our life as consecrated persons."
During his dialogue session with the sister leaders, Braz de Aviz spoke again about men and women in the church working together, referring to the Genesis account that "God created them, man and woman. God created them in the image and likeness of God."
That account, the cardinal said, emphasizes two things: "Man and woman are not God; they are creatures" and "man, without woman, is not humanity; and vice-versa."
Part of the struggles between men and women in church leadership, said Braz de Aviz, stem from a need to "reconstruct our relationships" with one another. "Our relationships," he said, "are sick, profoundly sick."
Regarding the advancement of women into church leadership positions, Braz de Aviz said "we can take a lot of steps in this direction" to create "a church more maternal" and not only paternal.
"The two aspects together would be much more balanced, much more human," he said. "We must not be afraid of this."
During his homily earlier Sunday, Braz de Aviz also revealed how Pope Francis had chosen the new second-in-command for his Vatican congregation, Franciscan Fr. Jose Rodriguez Carballo.
Rodriguez, formerly the minister general of the Orders of Friars Minor, was announced as the secretary for the Congregation for Religious April 6.
Pope Francis, Braz de Aviz said, asked him when making the decision: "Who do you want as your secretary? Give me three names."
"So I gave him three names," Braz de Aviz told the sister leaders. "But [the pope] said, 'Of the three, which is the one you want?' I said this one, Carballo. [The pope] said, 'Good, fine.' And he gave us Jose Carballo."
"It's a wonderful, simple way of doing things: I trust you, I trust Carballo, so that's it," Braz de Aviz said. "He doesn't complicate it." (Vatican religious prefect: 'I was left out of LCWR finding.)
"But we must say that this material which should be discussed together has not been discussed together."
What "material" does Joao Braz de Aviz believe should be "discussed together" with the members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious?
Oh, nothing other than the following material:
The decision of the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to undertake a
doctrinal Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women
Religious (LCWR) was communicated to the LCWR Presidency during their
meeting with Cardinal William Levada in Rome on April 8, 2008. At that
meeting, three major areas of concern were given as motivating the
CDF’s decision to initiate the Assessment:
o Addresses at the LCWR Assemblies. Addresses
given during LCWR annual Assemblies manifest problematic statements and
serious theological, even doctrinal errors. The Cardinal offered as an
example specific passages of Sr. Laurie Brink’s address about some
Religious “moving beyond the Church” or even beyond Jesus. This is a
challenge not only to core Catholic beliefs; such a rejection of faith
is also a serious source of scandal and is incompatible with religious
life. Such unacceptable positions routinely go unchallenged by the
LCWR, which should provide resources for member Congregations to foster
an ecclesial vision of religious life, thus helping to correct an
erroneous vision of the Catholic faith as an important exercise of
Some might see in Sr. Brink’s analysis a phenomenological snapshot
of religious life
today. But Pastors of the Church should also see in it a cry for
o Policies of Corporate Dissent. The Cardinal
spoke of this issue in reference to letters the CDF received from
“Leadership Teams” of various Congregations, among them LCWR Officers,
protesting the Holy See’s actions regarding the question of women’s
ordination and of a correct pastoral approach to ministry to homosexual
letters about New Ways Ministry’s conferences. The terms of the
letters suggest that these sisters collectively take a position not in
agreement with the Church’s teaching on human sexuality. It is a
serious matter when these Leadership Teams are not
providing effective leadership and example to their communities,
but place themselves outside the Church’s teaching.
o Radical Feminism. The Cardinal noted a
prevalence of certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the
Catholic faith in some of the programs and presentations sponsored by
the LCWR, including theological interpretations that risk distorting
faith in Jesus and his loving Father who sent his Son for the salvation
of the world.
Moreover, some commentaries on “patriarchy” distort the way in
which Jesus has structured sacramental life in the Church; others even
undermine the revealed doctrines of the Holy Trinity, the divinity of
Christ, and the inspiration of Sacred Scripture. (Doctrinal Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.)
What is there to discuss?
Why can't heresy and rank unbelief be condemned as such?
The answer is simple.
Nothing will happen to the feminists and pagans in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
I mean, what happened to Manuel Pousa two years ago (What's Next? "Beatifying" Manel Pousa? and Si, Si, Manel Pousa, No, No, Raul Vera Lopez?) after he gave a women money to pay for the execution of her preborn baby?
It is impossible for apostates to reprimand apostates as those in authority in the counterfeit church of conciliarism differ with those they seek at times to discipline or correct only in the degree of apostasy to which the held, that which it is believed can be justified by the use of some modicum of Catholic-sounding language to fool the masses.
Men who are themselves heretics and who blaspheme God by violating His Second Commandment regularly can never provided structured unity and order in an institution founded, maintained and operation on an turbo-engine of error, thus showing that they have no true love of God as to love Him we must hate, not embrace and not "dialogue" with, heresy:
The love of God brings many new instincts into the
heart. Heavenly and noble as they are, they bear no resemblance to what
men would call the finer and more heroic developments of character. A
spiritual discernment is necessary to their right appreciation. They are
so unlike the growth of earth, that they must expect to meet on earth
with only suspicion, misunderstanding, and dislike. It is not easy to
defend them from a controversial point of view; for our controversy is
obliged to begin by begging the question, or else it would be unable so
much as to state its case. The axioms of the world pass current in the
world, the axioms of the gospel do not. Hence the world has its
own way. It talks us down. It tries us before tribunals where our
condemnation is secured beforehand. It appeals to principles which are
fundamental with most men but are heresies with us. Hence its audience
takes part with it against us. We are foreigners, and must pay the
penalty of being so. If we are misunderstood, we had no right to reckon
on any thing else, being as we are, out of our own country. We are made
to be laughed at. We shall be understood in heaven. Woe to those
easy-going Christians whom the world can understand, and will tolerate
because it sees they have a mind to compromise!
The love of souls is one of these instincts which the
love of Jesus brings into our hearts. To the world it is proselytism,
there mere wish to add to a faction, one of the selfish developments of
party spirit. One while the stain of lax morality is affixed to it,
another while the reproach of pharisaic strictness! For what the world
seems to suspect least of all in religion is consistency. But the love
of souls, however apostolic, is always subordinate to love of Jesus. We
love souls because of Jesus, not Jesus because of souls. Thus there are
times and places when we pass from the instinct of divine love to
another, from the love of souls to the hatred of heresy. This
last is particularly offensive to the world. So especially opposed is it
to the spirit of the world, that, even in good, believing hearts, every
remnant of worldliness rises in arms against this hatred of heresy,
embittering the very gentlest of characters and spoiling many a glorious
work of grace. Many a convert, in whose soul God would have done grand
things, goes to his grave a spiritual failure, because he would not hate
heresy. The heart which feels the slightest suspicion against the
hatred of heresy is not yet converted. God is far from reigning over it
yet with an undivided sovereignty. The paths of higher
sanctity are absolutely barred against it. In the judgment of the world,
and of worldly Christians, this hatred of heresy is exaggerated,
bitter, contrary to moderation, indiscreet, unreasonable, aiming at too
much, bigoted, intolerant, narrow, stupid, and immoral. What can we say
to defend it? Nothing which they can understand. We had, therefore,
better hold our peace. If we understand God, and He understands us, it
is not so very hard to go through life suspected, misunderstood and
unpopular. The mild self-opinionatedness of the gentle,
undiscerning good will also take the world's view and condemn us; for
there is a meek-loving positiveness about timid goodness which is far
from God, and the instincts of whose charity is more toward those who
are less for God, while its timidity is searing enough for harsh
judgment. There are conversions where three-quarters of the heart stop
outside the Church and only a quarter enters, and heresy can only be
hated by an undivided heart. But if it is hard, it has to be borne. A
man can hardly have the full use of his senses who is bent on proving
to the world, God's enemy, that a thorough-going Catholic hatred of
heresy is a right frame of man. We might as well force a blind man to
judge a question of color. Divine love inspheres in us a different
circle of life, motive, and principle, which is not only not that of the
world, but in direct enmity with it. From a worldly point of view, the
craters in the moon are more explicable things than we Christians with
our supernatural instincts. From the hatred of heresy we get to another
of these instincts, the horror of sacrilege. The distress caused by profane words seems to the world but an exaggerated sentimentality.
The penitential spirit of reparation which pervades the whole Church
is, on its view, either a superstition or an unreality. The perfect
misery which an unhallowed touch of the Blessed Sacrament causes to the
servants of God provokes either the world's anger or its derision. Men
consider it either altogether absurd in itself, or at any rate out of
all proportion; and, if otherwise they have proofs of our common sense,
they are inclined to put down our unhappiness to sheer hypocrisy. The
very fact that they do not believe as we believe removes us still
further beyond the reach even of their charitable comprehension. If they
do not believe in the very existence our sacred things, how they shall
they judge the excesses of a soul to which these sacred things are far
dearer than itself?
Now, it is important to bear all this in mind while
we are considering the sixth dolor. Mary's heart was furnished, as never
heart of saint was yet, yet with these three instincts regarding souls,
heresy, and sacrilege. They were in her heart three grand abysses of
grace, out of which arose perpetually new capabilities of suffering.
Ordinarily speaking, the Passion tires us. It is a fatiguing devotion.
It is necessarily so because of the strain of soul which it is every
moment eliciting. So when our Lord dies a feeling of repose comes over
us. For a moment we are tempted to think that our Lady's dolors ought to
have ended there, and that the sixth dolor and the seventh are almost
of our own creation, and that we tax our imagination in order to fill up
the picture with the requisite dark shading of sorrow. But this is only
one of the ways in which devotion to the dolors heightens and deepens
our devotion to the Passion. It is not our imagination that we tax but
our spiritual discernment. In these two last dolors we are led into
greater refinements of woe, into the more abstruse delicacies of grief,
because we have got to deal with a soul rendered even more wonderful
than it was before by the elevations of the sorrows which have gone
before. Thus, the piercing of our Lord with the spear as to our Blessed
Lady by far the most awful sacrilege which it was then in man's power to
perpetrate upon the earth. To break violently into the Holy of Holies
in the temple, and pollute its dread sanctity with all manner of heathen
defilement, would have been as nothing compared to the outrage of the
adorable Body of God. It is in vain that we try to lift ourselves to a
true appreciation of this horror in Mary's heart. Our love of God is
wanting in keenness, our perceptions of divine things in fineness. We
cannot do more than make approaches and they are terrible enough.
(Father Frederick Faber, The Foot of the Cross, published originally in England in 1857 under the title of The Dolors of Mary, republished by TAN Books and Publishers, pp. 291-295.)
The conciliar revolutionaries have no true love of God as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through the Catholic Church as they embrace heresy and to "dialogue" with it in order to reach an "understanding" between apostate minds.
Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen had a little something to say about the sanguine conciliar approach to heresy
"I came to extirpate heresy, not to embrace it
As Dom Prosper Gueranger noted in his commentary on the life of Saint Fidelis:
There is a fatal instinct in error, which leads it to hate the Truth; and the true Church, by its unchangeableness, is a perpetual reproach to them that refuse to be her children. Heresy starts with an attempt to annihilate them that remain faithful; when it has grown tired of open persecution it vents its spleen in insults and calumnies; and when these do not produce the desired effect, hypocrisy comes in with its assurances of friendly forebearance. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Paschal Time, Book II, p. 342.)
This is a death-knell to the whole modus vivendi of the conciliar revolutionaries, men who have learned to tolerate and embrace the very errors that were condemned solemnly by the authority of the Catholic Church, she who is without a single spot of error.
We need the help of Saint Michael the Archangel now more than ever in this time of apostasy and betrayal. This account, found in the Divine Office, of his apparition at Mount Gargano during the pontificate of Pope Saint Gelasius I should inspire us to seek his protection and intercession to keep us safe from being spotted by any association with conciliarism as we seek to do reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary:
That the blessed Archangel Michael hath oftentimes
been seen of men is attested on the authority of the Holy Bible, and
also by the ancient traditions of the Saints. For this reason such
visions are held in remembrance in many places. As of old time did the
Synagogue of the Jews, so now doth the Church of God venerate Michael as
her watcher and defender. But during the pontificate of Gelasius I. the
summit of Mount Gargano in Apulia, at whose foot lieth the town of
Siponto, was the scene of an extraordinary appearance of this same
And it came to pass on this wise. A certain man had a
bull grazing with the flock upon Mount Gargano, and it strayed. And
when they had sought it for a long while they found it jammed in the
mouth of a cavern. Then one that stood there shot an arrow at it to slay
it, but the arrow turned round and came back against him that had shot
it. They therefore that saw it, and all those that heard it, were sore
afraid because of that which had come to pass, so that no man dared any
more to draw near to the cavern. But when they had sought counsel of the
Bishop of Siponto, he answered, that it behoved to seek the
interpretation from God, and proclaimed three days of fasting and
After three days the Archangel Michael gave warning
to the Bishop that that place was under his protection, and that he had
thus pointed out by a sign that he wished that worship should be offered
to God there, with remembrance of himself and of the Angels. Then the
Bishop and the citizens made haste and came to the cavern and when they
found that the form thereof was somewhat after the fashion of a Church,
they began to perform the public worship of God therein which sanctuary
hath been glorified with many miracles. It was not long after these
things that Pope Boniface IV. hallowed the Church of St Michael on
Hadrian's Mole at Rome, on the 29th day of September, on the which day
the Church also holdeth in remembrance All Angels. But this present day
is hallowed in remembrance of the manifestation of the Archangel
Michael. (From the Divine Office, The Feast of the Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel.)
The prayer composed by Dom Prosper Gueranger for this feast day applies to our times even more than they did to those of his own:
How beautiful art thou, O Michael, in thy heavenly armour, giving glory to God whose enemy thou hadst overcome! Thine humble and fervent gaze is fixed on the throne of Jehovah, whose rights thou didst defend, and who gave thee the victory. They sublime cry: 'Who is like unto God?' roused the faithful legions and become thy name and thy crown. It will remind us for all eternity of thy fidelity to our Creator and thy triumph over the dragon. Meanwhile, we enjoy thy loving protection; we are thy happy clients.
Guardian angel of Holy Church! now is the time for three to exert all the might of thine arm. Satan is furious in his efforts against the noble Spouse of thy Master; brandish thy bright sword, and give battle to this implacable enemy. The kingdom of Christ is shaken to its very foundations. It is that the reign of the Man of Sin is about to be proclaimed on the earth? Are we near the day when, this guilty world is to be destroyed by fire, and thou art able to exercise, in the name of the Sovereign Judge, the terrible office of separating the goat from the sheep? If this earth is still to exist; if the mission of the Church is not yet completed; is it not time for thee, O Michael! to show the dragon of hell that he may not, with impunity, insult on this earth the God who created it, who redeemed it, and whose name is King of kings and Lord of lords? The forces of error and crime are unceasingly dragging the world to the brink of the precipice; save it, O glorious Archangel, and by confounding the dark plots which are laid for its destruction!
Thou, O Michael, art the protector of our souls in their passage from time to eternity. During this present life thine eye is upon our wants, and thine ear open to our prayers. Though awed by the brightness of thy glory, we love thee, dear prince of heaven! and we live happy and contented beneath the shadow of thy wings. In a few days, or at most years, our holy Mother the Church will be performing her last sacred rites over our lifeless remains; she will pray for us to our heavenly Father, that we may be delivered from the lion's mouth, and that the standard-bearer, St. Michael, may bring us into the holy light. Watch over us now, O holy Archangel, lest we should then not deserve thy protection. The dragon is ever threatening us; he makes no secret of his wish to devour us. Teach us, O Michael, to repeat thy beautiful words: 'Who is like unto God?' God's honour, the rights he has over us, our obligation to be faithful to him and serve him, and confess him, as our Lord in all times and places--yes! these thoughts must be our shield in danger, and the armour wherewith we must fight, like thee, and win the battle. But we need the sturdy courage which resulted from the love thou hadst within thee. Oh! pray for us, that we, too, may love our common Lord and Master; then shall we, too, be invincible. Satan cannot make head against a creature that is filled with love of the great God.
God created thee, O Michael! and thou lovest him as thy Creator; but he has not only created us, he has redeemed us, yea, and at the price of his own Blood! What, then, should be the intensity of our love for him! Strengthen this love in our hearts; and since we are fighting under his leadership, guide us, inspirit us; let thy look give us courage; ward off from us the blows of the enemy's sword. We venture to hope that thou wilt be present at our last moments, O standard-bearer of our salvation! In return for our tender devotion toward thee, deign to keep guard round our death-bed, cover it with thy shield. If the dragon see the flash of thy sword, he will not dare to come near us. May our soul, on leaving the body, throw herself with affection into thine arms! Cast her not from thee, O holy Archangel, when she seeks to cling to thee; carry her to the judgement-seat, over her beneath thy wings, calm her fears; and may the Lord, thy Master, bid thee bear her speedily to the kingdom of eternal bliss! (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Paschal Time, Book II, pp. 472-474.)
A most fitting prayer for our time of heresy, blasphemy and sacrilege.
Yes, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Christ the King says a decisive "NO!" to apostasy.
Saint Michael the Archangel appeared to Jacinta and
Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos in the year before Our Lady
appeared to them in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal. He prepared
their hearts for them to receive Our Lady's Fatima Message, which
implores us to make reparation to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart for
the conversion of poor sinners, especially by means of her Most Holy
Saint Michael wants to prepare our hearts to fulfill
Our Lady's Fatima Message in our own lives, thus making us more ready to
call upon his angelic assistance to defend us in battle against the
wickedness and the snares of the devil. Those snares are laid for us in
the midst of the anti-Incarnational world of Modernity and in the very
wicked ethos of Modernism that is in the counterfeit church of
conciliarism. Our Lady and Saint Joseph and Saint Michael and our own
Guardian Angels will help us to remain ever faithful in this time of
apostasy and betrayal, making us ever desirous to offer up our daily
prayers and penances of mortifications and sufferings and humiliations
to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Although some rationalists do not accept it as such
because they cannot find written "proof" to satisfy their disbelief,
Pope Leo XIII had a vision at Holy Mass on October 13, 1884,
thirty-three years before Our Lady's final apparition to Jacinta and
Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria near Fatima,
Portugal, wherein he learned that Satan would be given seventy-five to
one hundred years to destroy Holy Mother Church. Here is an account on
the website of a traditional Catholic parish:
Exactly 33 years to the day prior to the great
Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, that is, on October 13, 1884, Pope Leo
XIII had a remarkable vision. When the aged Pontiff had finished
celebrating Mass in his private Vatican Chapel, attended by a few
Cardinals and members of the Vatican staff, he suddenly stopped at the
foot of the altar. He stood there for about 10 minutes, as if in a
trance, his face ashen white. Then, going immediately from the Chapel to
his office, he composed the prayer to St. Michael, with instructions it
be said after all Low Masses everywhere. When asked what had happened,
he explained that, as he was about to leave the foot of the altar, he
suddenly heard voices - two voices, one kind and gentle, the other
guttural and harsh. They seemed to come from near the tabernacle. As he
listened, he heard the following conversation:
The guttural voice, the voice of Satan in his pride, boasted to Our Lord: "I can destroy your Church." The gentle voice of Our Lord: "You can? Then go ahead and do so." Satan: "To do so, I need more time and more power." Our Lord: "How much time? How much power? Satan: "75 to 100 years, and a greater power over those who will give themselves over to my service." Our Lord: "You have the time, you will have the power. Do with them what you will. (As found at: The Vision of Pope Leo XIII.)
The jaws of hell will never prevail against Holy
Mother Church. This does not mean that the adversary will not win a few
battles now and again in our own lives (perhaps more than we would care
to admit, which is why we must make a thorough Examen of Conscience
every night before going to sleep) and in the life of the Church
Militant on earth. Anyone who does not believe that this has been case
in the Church Militant on earth these past fifty years is refusing to
see the plain truth that is before their very eyes.
Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary has won many important
battles in defense of the Faith. Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary will win
the battle against conciliarism at the present time. We need to do our
part by praying, especially in this month of the Most Holy Rosary, as
many Rosaries as our states-in-life permit, making sure as well to pray
to Saint Michael the Archangel after we conclude our meditation on the
fifteen mysteries of our salvation contained within the psalter given by
Our Lady herself to Saint Dominic de Guzman:
Archangele, defende nos in praelio, contra nequitias et insidias diaboli
esto praesidium: Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur, tuque,
Princeps militiae caelestis, satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad
perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute in infernum
Invoking Our Lady and
the heavenly court of angels, may it be our privilege to plant a few
seeds as her consecrated slaves for the restoration of the Social Reign
of Christ the King and of herself, Our Immaculate Queen. We need simply
to trust in her maternal intercession and to invoke the help of Saint
Michael and the other angels to avoid the traps of naturalism and
conciliarism so that, as Pope Saint Pius X prayed throughout his
pontificate, all things will be restored in Christ.
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.
See also: A Litany of Saints
The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888
O glorious Archangel Saint Michael,
Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare
which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers
of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man,
whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and
redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day
the battle of our Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou
hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate
host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them
any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called
the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss
with his angels. Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken
courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all
the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot
out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast
into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.
That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his
malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying,
of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of
every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and
inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the
Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred
possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of
the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world,
they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the
iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be
scattered. Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the
attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the
victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy
Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to
thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly
beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our
feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in
captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the
Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord;
and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and
Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no
longer seduce the nations. Amen.
Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.
Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
Response: As we have hoped in Thee.
Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.
Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.
us pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy
holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the
intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the
glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against
Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the
injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls.