by Thomas A. Droleskey
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's hatred of almost everything to do with the Catholic Faith as It has been handed down to us from the time of the Apostles themselves unchanged and unspotted by any stain of error or compromise with the spirit of the world is truly pathological.
As noted a few weeks ago in Francis The Possessed, Bergoglio/Francis is driven to denounce his mythical straw men who represent to him the "past" of a "no church" that was "unwelcoming," "narrow-minded," made "mistakes," "too exclusive," "too closed-in on itself" and too "self-referential." The false "pontiff" has been a quixotic quest to denounce even the shadows of the weak-kneed "resistance" to the conciliar revolution that exists within his false church as those "attached" to a "former rite" of the Catholic Church have bitten their tongues and and covered their eyes and stuffed their ears in the face of one offense against the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity and His Sacred Deposit of Faith after another.
There is nothing new about anything, no, not one blessed thing, that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, has said or done in the past. No, there is nothing new whatsoever.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is merely doing and saying what he has been doing through the course of his life as a presbyter and false "bishop" in a false church.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, as has been noted so many times before in the past two hundred one days, is a through-going Jesuit revolutionary of the type that I encountered first-hand in the 1970s and 1980s and even as late as the 1990s on the occasions when I would venture into Inisfada, the Jesuit retreat house in Searington, Long Island, New York, for a 4:00 p.m. weekday staging of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service now and again.
As with the case of all such revolutionaries, Bergoglio/Francis has a pathological hatred not only for the the ways of the "no church" but also for its symbols, preferring that which is opposed to any expression of the "past," including his rejection of the Crucified Saviour on two of his post recent processional crosses.
Take a look for yourselves:
This is straight out of conciliar central casting.
Indeed, it is reminiscent of the time I stumbled into Saint Patrick's Church in Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday, May 8, 1993, when I went to a Saturday evening staging of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service as that was no morning staging of what I know now to be an abomination in the sight of the Most Blessed Trinity.
The "presider" (and he was introduced as such) at that service started off the show that evening by saying, "We've taken down that old Crucified Jesus and replaced Him with the Risen Jesus! What d'ya think of that?" Thunderous applause, hooting and hollering and whistling followed from those assembled, at which point I walked out in protest. Obviously, I should have walked out of the conciliar church entirely. That I did not is to my utter shame.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis has been railing against his mythical "restorationists" and "triumphalists" and "Pharisees" and "Pelagians" in order to present himself as a true son of the conciliar "enlightenment," replete with its "surprises" and "innovations" and "novelties" that tickle the ears and delight the multitudes who are steeped in one unrepentant sin after another.
By doing this, you see, the false "pontiff" has been able to present himself as the "pope of the people," not of the "musty past," giving him the "comfort zone" wherein he can bring to Rome as "Pope Francis" all of the same hideous things for which he was known in Buenos Aires, Argentina, delighting in the opportunity given him to universalize what he had done in his native country.
The multitudes are, of course, eating this up, grateful to have a "pope" who understands them, a "pope" who cares about "mercy" and not about sin, a "pope" who is not a "slave of the past" but a man who is committed to blazing a "path of love" for the future.
As has been demonstrated numerous times in the past two hundred one days, this is all the stuff of Antichrist, yes, each and every bit of it, and none of it can come from Holy Mother Church, she who is the spotless mystical bride of her Divine Founder and Invisible Head, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The wavy or bent cross that is to the left in the above photograph makes a mockery of the Sacrifice of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ offered of Himself in Spirit and in Truth to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal God the Father on the wood of the Holy Cross, which is meant to signify a total mockery of the dogmatic teaching of the Catholic Church that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the unbloody re-presentation or perpetual of Our Lord's ineffable Sacrifice of the Cross.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is at home with balloon liturgies and Pinocchio liturgies and travesties of the sort that occurred at World Youth Day in Rio de Janiero, Brazil two months ago now. Ah, you see, there were no balloons and nobody dressed up like Pinocchio or other fictional characters at Calvary on Good Friday. There were only the Jews who mocked Our Lord, the handful, led by Our Lady, Saint Mary Magdalene and Saint John the Evangelist, who remained faithful--and in silent grief--at the foot of the Cross, and the Roman soldiers, including Saint Longinus, who pierced the side of Our Saviour's dead Body.
Then again, silence is inimical to the Modernist mind and heart of Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis:
Who is He? where does He come from? In remarks after the readings at Mass
on Thursday morning in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae
residence in the Vatican, Pope Francis focused on the question that
Herod posed about Jesus – a question that all those who encounter Jesus
eventually ask. The Pope said that the question is one, which, “one can
ask out of curiosity,” or “that one might ask for safety.” He noted
that, reading the Gospel, we see that “some people begin to feel afraid
of this man, because he could have led them to a political conflict with
the Romans.” One wonders, “Who is this man, who makes so many
problems?” Because, the Pope said, “Jesus [really does cause trouble]”:
cannot know Jesus without having problems. And I dare say, ‘But if you
want to have a problem, go to the street to know Jesus – you’ll end up
having not one, but many!’ But that is the way to get to know Jesus! You
cannot know Jesus in first class! One gets to know Jesus in going out
[into] every day [life]. You cannot get to know Jesus in peace and
quiet, nor even in the library: Know Jesus.”
Certainly, he added,
“we can know Jesus in the Catechism,” for, “the Catechism teaches us
many things about Jesus.” He said, "we have to study it, we have to
learn it.” Thus, “We know the Son of God, who came to save us, we
understand the beauty of the history of salvation, of the love of the
Father, studying the Catechism.” Nevertheless, he asked, how many people
have read the Catechism of the Catholic Church since it was published
over 20 years ago?
“Yes, you have to come to know Jesus in the
Catechism – but it is not enough to know Him with the mind: it is a
step. However, it is necessary to get to know Jesus in dialogue with
Him, talking with Him in prayer, kneeling. If you do not pray, if you do
not talk with Jesus, you do not know Him. You know things about Jesus,
but you do not go with that knowledge, which He gives your heart in
prayer. Know Jesus with the mind - the study of the Catechism: know
Jesus with the heart - in prayer, in dialogue with Him. This helps us a
good bit, but it is not enough. There is a third way to know Jesus: it
is by following Him. Go with Him, walk with Him.”
necessary, “to go, to walk along the streets, journeying.” It is
necessary, said Pope Francis, “to know Jesus in the language of action.”
Here, then, is how you can really know Jesus: with these “three
languages - of the mind, heart and action.” If, then, “I know Jesus in
these ways,” he said in conclusion, “I involve myself with Him”:
cannot know Jesus without getting oneself involved with Him, without
betting your life [on] Him. When so many people - including us – pose
this question: ‘But, who is He?’, The Word of God responds, ‘You want to
know who He is? Read what the Church tells you about Him, talk to Him
in prayer and walk the street with him. Thus, will you know who this man
is.’ This is the way! Everyone must make his choice.” (The languages of knowing Jesus.)
So much for the simple fact that contemplative monks and religious brothers and sisters have help to support Holy Mother Church throughout the ages by means of their lives of hidden prayer before Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis made gratuitous references to prayer and kneeling in his Thursday, September 26, 2013, session of his Ding Dong School Of Apostasy at the Casa Santa Marta inside the walls of the Vatican. He did this, however, by way of damning with faint praise as he stressed that it is necessary to "know Jesus in the language of action" and to "walk the street with him." In other words, it is "necessary" for all without exception to follow his example as a self-styled "street priest," a man who has contempt for the "no church" that was too "self-referential" to really get to know Our Lord, which is why Holy Mother Church's teaching, he believes, was "incomplete" prior to the dawning of the age of conciliarism with the "election" of Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII.
This is nothing new.
Remember, it was just three and one-half months ago that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis disparaged penance and mortification as means to stamp out disordered self-love so as to be purified in order to love God with one's whole heart, mind, body and soul and to make reparation for one's sins and those of the whole world:
(Vatican Radio) To meet the living God we must tenderly kiss the wounds of Jesus in our hungry, poor, sick, imprisoned brothers and sisters. Study, meditation and mortification are not enough to bring us to encounter the living Christ. Like St. Thomas, our life will only be changed when we touch Christ’s wounds present in the poor, sick and needy. This was the lesson drawn by Pope Francis during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta Wednesday as he marked the Feast of St. Thomas Apostle.
Jesus after the Resurrection, appears to the apostles, but Thomas is not there: "He wanted him to wait a week - said Pope Francis - The Lord knows why he does such things. And he gives the time he believes best for each of us. He gave Thomas a week. " Jesus reveals himself with his wounds: "His whole body was clean, beautiful, full of light - said the Pope - but the wounds were and are still there" and when the Lord comes at the end of the world, "we will see His wounds". In order to believe Thomas wanted to put his fingers in the wounds.
"He was stubborn. But the Lord wanted exactly that, a stubborn person to make us understand something greater. Thomas saw the Lord, was invited to put his finger into the wounds left by the nails; to put his hand in His side and he did not say, 'It's true: the Lord is risen'. No! He went further. He said: 'God'. The first of the disciples who makes the confession of the divinity of Christ after the Resurrection. And he worshiped Him”.
"And so - continued the Pope - we understand what the Lord’s intention was when he made him wait: he wanted to guide his disbelief, not to an affirmation of the Resurrection, but an affirmation of His Divinity." The "path to our encounter with Jesus-God - he said - are his wounds. There is no other”.
"In the history of the Church there have been some mistakes made on the path towards God. Some have believed that the Living God, the God of Christians can be found on the path of meditation, indeed that we can reach higher through meditation. That's dangerous! How many are lost on that path, never to return. Yes perhaps they arrive at knowledge of God, but not of Jesus Christ, Son of God, the second Person of the Trinity. They do not arrive at that. It is the path of the Gnostics, no? They are good, they work, but it is not the right path. It’s very complicated and does not lead to a safe harbor. "
"Others - the Pope said - thought that to arrive at God we must mortify ourselves, we have to be austere and have chosen the path of penance: only penance and fasting. Not even these arrive at the Living God, Jesus Christ. They are the pelagians, who believe that they can arrive by their own efforts. " But Jesus tells us that the path to encountering Him is to find His wounds:
"We find Jesus’ wounds in carrying out works of mercy, giving to our body – the body – the soul too, but – I stress - the body of your wounded brother, because he is hungry, because he is thirsty, because he is naked because it is humiliated, because he is a slave, because he's in jail because he is in the hospital. Those are the wounds of Jesus today. And Jesus asks us to take a leap of faith, towards Him, but through these His wounds. 'Oh, great! Let's set up a foundation to help everyone and do so many good things to help '. That's important, but if we remain on this level, we will only be philanthropic. We need to touch the wounds of Jesus, we must caress the wounds of Jesus, we need to bind the wounds of Jesus with tenderness, we have to kiss the wounds of Jesus, and this literally. Just think of what happened to St. Francis, when he embraced the leper? The same thing that happened to Thomas: his life changed. "
Pope Francis concluded that we do not need to go on a “refresher course” to touch the living God, but to enter into the wounds of Jesus, and for this "all we have to do is go out onto the street. Let us ask St. Thomas for the grace to have the courage to enter into the wounds of Jesus with tenderness and thus we will certainly have the grace to worship the living God. " (We encounter the Living God through His wounds.)
Ah, a rejection of penance and mortification is at the very root of the false conciliar religion. Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is simply being faithful to his false religion, which posits, of course, the tired old false dichotomy between "prayer and action" that remains part of the disease known as Americanism. Pope Leo XIII dissected this false dichotomy in simple terms as he demolished it in no uncertain terms:
This overesteem of natural virtue finds a method of expression in assuming to
divide all virtues in active and passive, and it is alleged that whereas passive
virtues found better place in past times, our age is to be characterized by the
active. That such a division and distinction cannot be maintained is patent-for
there is not, nor can there be, merely passive virtue. "Virtue," says St. Thomas
Aquinas, "designates the perfection of some faculty, but end of such faculty is
an act, and an act of virtue is naught else than the good use of free will,"
acting, that is to say, under the grace of God if the act be one of supernatural
He alone could wish that some Christian virtues be adapted to certain times
and different ones for other times who is unmindful of the apostle's words:
"That those whom He foreknew, He predestined to be made conformable to the image
of His Son."- Romans viii, 29. Christ is the teacher and the exemplar of all
sanctity, and to His standard must all those conform who wish for eternal life.
Nor does Christ know any change as the ages pass, "for He is yesterday and
to-day and the same forever."-Hebrews xiii, 8. To the men of all ages was the
precept given: "Learn of Me, because I am meek and humble of heart."-Matt. xi,
To every age has He been made manifest to us as obedient even unto death; in
every age the apostle's dictum has its force: "Those who are Christ's have
crucified their flesh with its vices and concupiscences." Would to God that more
nowadays practiced these virtues in the degree of the saints of past times, who
in humility, obedience and self-restraint were powerful "in word and in deed"
-to the great advantage not only of religion, but of the state and the public
From this disregard of the - angelical virtues, erroneously styled passive,
the step was a short one to a contempt of the religious life which has in some
degree taken hold of minds. That such a value is generally held by the upholders
of new views, we infer from certain statements concerning the vows which
religious orders take. They say vows are alien to the spirit of our times, in
that they limit the bounds of human liberty; that they are more suitable to weak
than ›o strong minds; that so far from making for human perfection and the good
of human organization, they are hurtful to both; but that this is as false as
possible from the practice and the doctrine of the Church is clear, since she
has always given the very highest approval to the religious method of life; nor
without good cause, for those who under the divine call have freely embraced
that state of life did not content themselves with the observance of precepts, but, going forward to the evangelical counsels, showed themselves ready and
valiant soldiers of Christ. Shall we judge this to be a characteristic of weak
minds, or shall we say that it is useless or hurtful to a more perfect state of
Those who so bind themselves by the vows of religion, far from having
suffered a loss of liberty, enjoy that fuller and freer kind, that liberty,
namely, by which Christ hath made us free. And this further view of theirs,
namely, that the religious life is either entirely useless or of little service
to the Church, besides being injurious to the religious orders cannot be the
opinion of anyone who has read the annals of the Church. Did not your country,
the United States, derive the beginnings both of faith and of culture from the
children of these religious families? to one of whom but very lately, a thing
greatly to your praise, you have decreed that a statue be publicly erected. And
even at the present time wherever the religious families are found, how speedy
and yet how fruitful a harvest of good works do they not bring forth! How very
many leave home and seek strange lands to impart the truth of the gospel and to
widen the bounds of civilization; and this they do with the greatest
cheerfulness amid manifold dangers! Out of their number not less, indeed, than
from the rest of the clergy, the Christian world finds the preachers of God's
word, the directors of conscience, the teachers of youth and the Church itself
the examples of all sanctity.
Nor should any difference of praise be made between those who follow the
active state of life and those others who, charmed with solitude, give
themselves to prayer and bodily mortification. And how much, indeed, of good
report these have merited, and do merit, is known surely to all who do not
forget that the "continual prayer of the just man" avails to placate and to
bring down the blessings of heaven when to such prayers bodily mortification is
But if there be those who prefer to form one body without the obligation of
the vows let them pursue such a course. It is not new in the Church, nor in any
wise censurable. Let them be careful, however, not to set forth such a state
above that of religious orders. But rather, since mankind are more disposed at
the present time to indulge themselves in pleasures, let those be held in
greater esteem "who having left all things have followed Christ." (Pope Leo XIII, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899.)
Pope Leo XIII understood the realities facing us today with prophetic clarity, identifying Americanists as those who disparage the religious life either in whole or in part and actually injurious to the "service of the people."
After all, one of the psychic diseases of the whole American ethos is "doing," the belief that some kind of "action" or program" is needed to "solve" this or that problem without understanding either the remote cause (Original Sin) and the proximate causes (the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King by the Protestant Revolution and the subsequent rise of the welter of naturalistic philosophies and ideologies, each of which, no matter whether of the false opposites of the "left" or the "right," is premised upon a rejection of the true religion as being the fundamental precondition for order within the souls men and hence in the world-at-large, associated with Judeo-Masonry.
Americans also love to make a din of noise.
Most Americans alive today need the noise of the talk radio and talk television and nonstop cable or internet news, busying themselves with nonstop gossip, whether on the telephone or in various "chat rooms" and "discussion boards" found through the vast reaches of cyberspace, including various social networking tools, that give instant rise to numerous sins against the binding precepts of the Eighth Commandment and agitate souls needlessly over matters that will only be revealed on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the living and the dead and do not in any way have relevance to the salvation of their own immortal souls.
The Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service is all about rejecting silence in favor of the mantra known as "full, active and conscious participation in the liturgy," which means that Catholics prior to the "liturgical renewal" wrought in the aftermath of the "Second" Vatican Council were inactive and unconscious as they "passively" heard Holy Mass in a language claimed to be "unfamiliar" to them, thus misrepresenting the true history of Holy Mother Church. Such a misrepresentation of Church history is essential for the conciliar revolutionaries as they must project the "past" to have been bad in order to justify and redeem their own projects are representing the "truth" of what they think is the Catholic Faith that became "obscured" after Holy Mother Church emerged from the catacombs following the Edict or Milan in the year 313 A.D.
Alas, it would be useful to note once again that of
all of the egregious elements of the "liturgical reform" effected by the
"Second" Vatican Council and its aftermath, the elimination of the
universal language of the Church, Latin, has resulted not in a "greater
understanding" of the Mass, as was expected by the fathers of the
"council," but in a contempt for the Mass and a loss of the sacred, the
mysterious and the transcendent. Latin expresses the universality and
immutability of the Faith, lifting our spirits above the time bound
constraints of the moment to God, Who lives outside of time and space.
The incredible arrogance of "modern man," which asserted that Latin made
the Mass "inaccessible" to the people, helped to create a false
"memory" of the past that sought to wipe out the truth that hundreds of
millions of illiterate peasants over the centuries knew the Mass very
well, being immersed in its glories from the time that they were in
their mothers' wombs. One can behold the rotten fruit of such arrogance
in a local conciliar parish, where very few people even care to
genuflect as they dress immodestly and congregate to joint together in "fellowship" and "praise."
Noise abounds in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service. Abounds.
Take it from one is a battle-scarred veteran of fighting with conciliar priests and presbyters over the noise that made it very difficult, if not impossible, for me to pray in so many formerly Catholic venues now in conciliar captivity. Endless talking in
church before, during and after the "service" brought agitation in the soul of one seeking to pray, not peace.
Ah, yes, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis has told us that those who seek "peace" in prayer are misguided.
The false "pontiff" must believe this as he has explained to us that he "needs" to be around others, that he simply cannot live in the relative solitude that would have been required of him had he chosen to reside in the Apostolic Palace. He needs noise. He needs talk. He needs to chat, and his daily screeds at his ding dong school of apostasy, wherein he has admitted that his thoughts, such as they are, come to him "randomly" (see "Who Today Will Presume To Say She Is Widowed?", which is one of the shortest articles ever published on this site). He needs to be seen and to be heard as he is nothing other than an ecclesiastical version of the infamous "community organizer" and agitator named Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro (no, I haven't forgotten about him; I will find some time to write about again if Jorge ever shuts up!) who must babble endlessly in a flow of daily verbiage that is without precedent even in his own false church of conciliarism.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio's ecclesiastical agitation would have all Catholics stop being "obsessed" about contraception and abortion and "gay marriage" in order to go out on the "streets" to get to know "Jesus" in the only place where one can find him truly.
Even a conciliar presbyter, the Reverend Robert Orsi, who teaches at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida, was courageous enough to write what is nothing other than a remarkable commentary on Bergoglio/Francis's talk of an "obsession" with moral issues as being somehow in conflict with "knowing the real Jesus" that is worth repeating here as he puts many traditionally-minded Catholics in the conciliar structures to utter shame by speaking out when they have taken refuge in a false silence that has nothing to do with being a disciple of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:
In a recently released interview with a Jesuit journalist, Pope Francis opined that the church’s narrow focus on controversial social issues such as abortion, homosexuality and contraception is getting in the way of the broader Gospel message of God’s mercy. He called upon bishops and pastors, as well as the laity, to be less judgmental.
Of course, Pope Francis assured his interlocutor that he is a loyal son of the church and accepts the church’s teachings on the aforementioned issues.
This addendum, however, is not good enough to mitigate the damage his words have caused for the pro-life movement and those who are trying to defend marriage as being between a man and a woman. His remarks have effectively given a sword to those who want to stifle them.
Admittedly, I do not know if the priests in Argentina, from whence the pope hails, overdose their people on issues related to life and human sexuality. However, this has not been my experience in the United States. Aside from pro-life Sunday and some teaching on debated social issues relevant at election time, little is said in most parishes or Catholic colleges and universities on these topics. For sure, it is most rare to hear any discussion on the evils of contraception.
There are three groups that this new tone from the top directly impact: faithful Catholics, proponents of choice on abortion and homosexual marriage, and Catholic politicians.
First, the pope’s comments are going to take the wind out of the sails of some faithful Catholics — the 28 percent who still attend Mass regularly and financially support the church. Most affected are those who have borne the heat of the day in the culture-war protests against abortion and same-sex marriages. The once-sure moral support that these groups enjoyed under past popes has been undermined. Pope Francis‘ message is clear: Cool it.
Second, the pope’s words provide a sword for those critical of the church’s moral teachings on life and of the purpose of human sexuality. It will now be quite easy for them to say, “Why don’t you just listen to the pope and move on?” This sentiment has already been advanced in a letter to the editor in the New York Times by a Planned Parenthood official, who applauds the pope for “getting in step with modern times.”
Finally, the pope’s musings have provided cover for Catholic politicians who support liberal abortion laws and legalization of same-sex marriage. They can now claim that they, like the pope, are concerned about the bigger issues, such as poverty and concern for the poor. For sure, Catholic politicians such as Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo can point to their liberal social-welfare policies as being Gospel-motivated. They can simply claim they are following the pope’s direction. Pope Francis has thus tied the hands of those bishops who have tried to rein in this hypocrisy.
The pope’s “big tent” approach for Catholicism is bound to diminish the church’s presence as a moral force in society. It is also detrimental to the church’s main ministry, the saving of souls. If there is only a distant and muffled voice on the life and human sexuality issues, how will people know that they are transgressing God’s laws?
The pope is right that the mega-narrative of the church’s teaching is God’s salvation for us in Christ and that the mercy God extends to all through him. Yet, how can anyone seek God’s mercy if one no longer believes that he needs to repent and change his behavior?
The root of the word religion lies in the Latin word ligare, to bind. Catholics adhere to a certain moral code because we believe it is necessary for living a fully human life, which is necessary for our salvation.
The pope’s remarks have moved to the background those bright red lines of acceptable human actions that must not be crossed. This is neither pastoral, nor merciful. As Jesus said, only “The truth will set you free.” (Francis's Blurred Red Lines.)
This is more courageous than almost anything those in the so-called "resist while recognize" movement has written in the past six years since the now-retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI issued Summorum Pontificum on July 7, 2007.
We need to pray that "Father" Orsi will use the graces of the moment that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is sending to him through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, to recognize that the man he considers to be a true and legitimate successor of Saint Peter is nothing other than an insidious Modernist who has fallen away from the Catholic Faith as Pope Leo XIII explained in Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896:
The Church, founded on these principles and mindful
of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she
has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she
regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who
held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. "There
can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the
whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison,
infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by
Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).
The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who
were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the
Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of
doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius,
Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their
times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to
a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the
very fact cut off from Catholic unity. "No one who merely disbelieves in
all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic
or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies,
which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one
single one of these he is not a Catholic" (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88). (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)
Moreover, it would be well consider that the photograph displayed earlier in this commentary features an image, located to the right of your computer screen, which shows what some have described as a "goat head" cross, something that is a symbol of the devil himself, who has gotten very, very bold in the way in which he is inspiring Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis to present his own imagery and propositions as somehow consonant with the Catholic Faith.
Pope Pius XII explained one of the chief goals of the hijacked Liturgical Movement was to change the language and the symbolism of the Catholic Faith, including the representation of the crucifix itself:
The Church is without question a living organism,
and as an organism, in respect of the sacred liturgy also, she grows,
matures, develops, adapts and accommodates herself to temporal needs and
circumstances, provided only that the integrity of her doctrine be
safeguarded. This notwithstanding, the temerity and daring of
those who introduce novel liturgical practices, or call for the revival
of obsolete rites out of harmony with prevailing laws and rubrics,
deserve severe reproof. It has pained Us grievously to note, Venerable
Brethren, that such innovations are actually being introduced, not
merely in minor details but in matters of major importance as well. We
instance, in point of fact, those who make use of the vernacular in the
celebration of the august eucharistic sacrifice; those who transfer
certain feast-days -- which have been appointed and established after
mature deliberation -- to other dates; those, finally, who delete from
the prayer books approved for public use the sacred texts of the Old
Testament, deeming them little suited and inopportune for modern times.
The use of the Latin language, customary in a
considerable portion of the Church, is a manifest and beautiful sign of
unity, as well as an effective antidote for any corruption of doctrinal
truth. In spite of this, the use of the mother tongue in connection with
several of the rites may be of much advantage to the people. But the
Apostolic See alone is empowered to grant this permission. It is
forbidden, therefore, to take any action whatever of this nature without
having requested and obtained such consent, since the sacred liturgy,
as We have said, is entirely subject to the discretion and approval of
the Holy See.
The same reasoning holds in the case of
some persons who are bent on the restoration of all the ancient rites
and ceremonies indiscriminately. The liturgy of the early ages is most
certainly worthy of all veneration. But ancient usage must not be
esteemed more suitable and proper, either in its own right or in its
significance for later times and new situations, on the simple ground
that it carries the savor and aroma of antiquity. The more recent
liturgical rites likewise deserve reverence and respect. They,
too, owe their inspiration to the Holy Spirit, who assists the Church in
every age even to the consummation of the world. They are equally the
resources used by the majestic Spouse of Jesus Christ to promote and
procure the sanctity of man.
Assuredly it is a wise and most laudable thing to
return in spirit and affection to the sources of the sacred liturgy. For
research in this field of study, by tracing it back to its origins,
contributes valuable assistance towards a more thorough and careful
investigation of the significance of feast-days, and of the meaning of
the texts and sacred ceremonies employed on their occasion. But it is
neither wise nor laudable to reduce everything to antiquity by every
possible device. Thus, to cite some instances, one would be
straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to
its primitive table form; were he to want black excluded as a color for
the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and
statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifix so designed that the
divine Redeemer's body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; and
lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in
parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See.
Clearly no sincere
Catholic can refuse to accept the formulation of Christian doctrine more
recently elaborated and proclaimed as dogmas by the Church, under the
inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit with abundant fruit for
souls, because it pleases him to hark back to the old formulas. No more
can any Catholic in his right senses repudiate existing legislation of
the Church to revert to prescriptions based on the earliest sources of
canon law. Just as obviously unwise and mistaken is the zeal of one who
in matters liturgical would go back to the rites and usage of antiquity,
discarding the new patterns introduced by disposition of divine
Providence to meet the changes of circumstances and situation.
This way of acting
bids fair to revive the exaggerated and senseless antiquarianism to
which the illegal Council of Pistoia gave rise. It likewise attempts to
reinstate a series of errors which were responsible for the calling of
that meeting as well as for those resulting from it, with grievous harm
to souls, and which the Church, the ever watchful guardian of the
"deposit of faith" committed to her charge by her divine Founder, had
every right and reason to condemn. For perverse designs and ventures of
this sort tend to paralyze and weaken that process of sanctification by
which the sacred liturgy directs the sons of adoption to their Heavenly
Father of their souls' salvation. (Pope Pius XII, Mediator Dei, November 20, 1947.)
"For perverse designs and
ventures of this sort tend to paralyze and weaken that process of
sanctification by which the sacred liturgy directs the sons of adoption
to their Heavenly Father of their souls' salvation." Anyone who cannot
see that this one sentence describes the effects of the innovations of
the abomination that is the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service is not being intellectually honest. The Novus Ordo service
is of its very nature as much a revolution against Catholic Faith and
Worship as that represented by the liturgies of Protestant sects.
We must strip from our Catholic prayers and from
the Catholic liturgy everything which can be the shadow of a stumbling
block for our separated brethren that is for the Protestants." (Annibale
Bugnini, L'Osservatore Romano, March 19, 1965.)
"[T]he intention of Pope Paul VI with regard to
what is commonly called the Mass, was to reform the Catholic liturgy in
such a way that it should coincide with the Protestant liturgy....
[T]here was with Pope Paul VI an ecumenical intention to remove, or at
least to correct, or at least to relax, what was too Catholic in
the traditional sense, in the Mass, and I, repeat, to get the Catholic
Mass closer to the Calvinist mass" (Dec. 19, 1993), Apropos,
#17, pp. 8f; quoted in Christian Order, October, 1994. (Jean Guitton, a
close friend of Giovanni Montini/Paul VI. The quotation and citations
are found in Christopher A. Ferrara and Thomas E. Woods, Jr., The Great Facade, The Remnant Publishing Company, 2002, p. 317.)
Let it be candidly said: the Roman Rite which we
have known hitherto no longer exists. It is destroyed. (Father Joseph
Gelineau, an associate of Annibale Bugnini on the Consilium, 1uoted and
footnoted in the work of a John Mole, who believed that the Mass of the
Roman Rite had been "truncated," not destroyed. Assault on the Roman Rite)
What a supreme irony it is that Pope Pius XII put
into place the very revolutionaries whose goal it was all along to
create a liturgy replete with the elements that he condemned in no
uncertain terms in Mediator Dei. This is a mystery that has occurred within the Providence of God.
The forces of evil are at work
every day in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, starting with the
offense given to God in the abomination that is the Protestant and
Masonic Novus Ordo "service" and are to be found in what is
preached from pulpits and taught in schools and colleges and
universities and seminaries and professional schools and "update"
programs and "workshops" and conferences and dispatches sent us by
revolutionary headquarters in Rome itself. This is the great apostasy.
“In the forgoing
chapter  St. John outlines the history of the Church from the coming
of Antichrist until the end of the world . . . In this chapter he shows
us the true nature of the conflict. It shall be a war unto death
between the Church and the powers of darkness in a final effort to
destroy the Church and thus prevent the universal reign of Christ on
“Satan will first attempt to destroy the power of the Papacy and bring
about the downfall of the Church through heresies, schisms and
persecutions that must surely follow . . . he will raise up Antichrist
and his prophet to lead the faithful into error and destroy those who
remain steadfast . . . . . . The Church, the faithful spouse of Jesus
Christ, is represented as a woman clothed in the glory of divine grace .
" . . . In this passage there is an evident allusion to some particular
son of the Church whose power and influence shall be such that Satan
will seek his destruction at any cost. This person can be none other
than the Pope to be elected in those days. The Papacy will be attacked
by all the powers of hell. In consequence the Church will suffer great
trials and afflictions in securing a successor upon the throne of Peter.
“The words of St. Paul to the Thessalonians may be a reference to the
Papacy as the obstacle to the coming of Antichrist: ‘You know what
withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of
iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold until he
be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed.’
“ . . . St. John . . . sees in heaven a red dragon with seven heads and
ten horns . . . The dragon is Satan red with the blood of martyrs,
which he will cause to flow. The meaning of the seven heads and ten
horns must be sought in the description of the beast that represents
Antichrist where they symbolize kings or worldly powers. (II
Thessalonians 2:6-7) . . . Satan’s attacks against the Church will be
organized and carried out by the governments and ruling powers of those
“With the beast of Antichrist only the horns have diadems as symbols of
royalty or governing power. The heads are branded with names of
blasphemy. (Apocalypse, 13:1) Hence they symbolize the sins and errors
that will afflict the Church . . . in this final struggle to prevent the
universal reign of Christ all forms of sin and error will be marshaled
against the Church . . . all errors which have afflicted the Church may
be summed up in these seven: Judaism, paganism, Arianism,
Mohammedanism, Protestantism, rationalism, and atheism.
“The dragon is seen in heaven which is here a symbol of the Church, the
kingdom of heaven on earth. This indicates that the first troubles of
those days will be inaugurated within the Church by apostate bishops,
priests, and peoples, — the stars dragged down by the tail of the
“ . . . The dragon stands before the woman, ready to devour the child
that is brought forth. In other words, the powers of hell seek by all
means to destroy the Pope elected in those days.
“. . . It is now the hour for the powers of darkness. The new-born Son
of the Church is taken ‘to God and to his throne.’ Scarcely has the
newly elected Pope been enthroned when he is snatched away by martyrdom.
The ‘mystery of iniquity’ gradually developing through the centuries,
cannot be fully consummated while the power of the Papacy endures, but
now he that ‘withholdeth is taken out of the way.’ During the
interregnum ‘that wicked one shall be revealed’ in his fury against the
“It is a matter of history that the most disastrous periods for the
Church were times when the Papal throne was vacant, or when anti-popes
contended with the legitimate head of the Church. Thus also shall it be
in those evil days to come.
“The Church deprived of her chief pastor must seek sanctuary in solitude
there to be guided by God Himself during those trying days . . . In
those days the Church shall . . . find refuge and consolation in
faithful souls, especially in the seclusion of the religious life.
“ . . . Our Divine Savior has a representative on earth in the person of
the Pope upon whom He has conferred full powers to teach and govern.
Likewise, Antichrist will have his representative in the false prophet
who will be endowed with the plenitude of satanic powers to deceive the
“ . . . As indicated by the resemblance to a lamb, the prophet will
probably set himself up in Rome as a sort of antipope during the vacancy
of the papal throne . . .
“ . . . The ‘abomination of desolation’ has been wrought in many
Catholic churches by heretics and apostates who have broken altars,
scattered relics of martyrs and desecrated the Blessed Sacrament. At
the time of the French Revolution a lewd woman was seated upon the altar
of the cathedral in Paris and worshipped as the goddess of reason.
Such things but faintly foreshadow the abominations that will desecrate
churches in those sorrowful days when Antichrist will seat himself at
the altar to be adored as God.
“. . .Antichrist and his
prophet will introduce ceremonies to imitate the Sacraments of the
Church. In fact there will be a complete organization - a church of
Satan set up in opposition to the Church of Christ. Satan will assume
the part of God the Father; Antichrist will be honored as Savior, and
his prophet will usurp the role of Pope. Their ceremonies will
counterfeit the Sacraments .” (Father E. Sylvester Berry, The Apocalypse
of St. John, 1921, contained in the October, 2007, edition of Adsum.)
So many Catholics continue to fall prey to the deceits of Antichrist today. As I noted three days ago, however, To Blind To The Truth At This Point Is Irresponsible.
Those who desire to be "one with " the
chief ecclesiastical agitator for noise and trouble, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, and proteges
of his are welcome to continue offending God under the "big" tent of the
One World Ecumenical Church. Catholics who recognize that the Catholic
Church cannot be responsible for any of these sacrileges and
abominations will flee as we seek access to the true sacraments and pray
for the conversion of those who are responsible for offending God so
much as they scandalize His little ones.
Our Lord taught us in the Gospel read at Holy Mass yesterday, the Feast of the Dedication of Saint Michael the Archangel and the Commemoration of the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, never to give scandal to the little ones:
At that time, the disciples came to Jesus, saying,
Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little
child to Him, set him in their midst, and said, Amen I say to you,
unless you turn and become like little children, you will not enter into
the kingdom of heaven. Whoever, therefore, humbles himself as this
little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever
receives one such little child for My sake, receives Me. But whoever
causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it were better
for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck, and to be
drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals!
For it must needs be that scandals come, but woe to the man through whom
scandal does come! And if your hand or your foot is an occasion of sin
to you, cut it off and cast it from you! It is better for you to enter
life maimed or lame, than, having two hands or two feet, to be cast into
the everlasting fire. And if your eye is an occasion of sin to you,
pluck it out and cast it from you! It is better for you to enter into
life with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire. See
that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, their
Angels in heaven always behold the face of My Father in heaven. (Matthew 18: 1-10.)
Yet is that the ecclesiastical agitator named Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis does indeed scandalize the "little ones" every day by his endless flow of apostate word and deeds as he boast of his own supposed "enlightenment" that is nothing other than a deception of the devil himself.
In these times, of course, we must, first and foremost, of
course, make reparation on a daily basis for our own sins by offering
all of our prayers and penances and mortifications and sufferings and
humiliations to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and
Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying that God grants us enough time in
this passing, mortal vale of tears to make reparation for our sins so as
to die with a perfectly clean soul that is unattached to even the
thought of any past Venial Sin.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ gave us His Most Blessed Mother to be our Mother as she stood so
valiantly by the foot of His Most Holy Cross as He shed every single
drop of His Most Precious Blood to redeem us. He has instructed her to
give Saint Simon Stock the Brown Scapular and to give Saint Dominic de Guzman her Most Holy Rosary and to give
Saint Catherine Laboure the Miraculous Medal. He has let His Most
Blessed Mother teach us through her apparition to Juan Diego that He
wants the entirety of the Americas converted to His Social Kingship as
she is honored publicly by men and their nations, and He has warned us
through her apparition at La Salette in France of impending doom in the
Church and the world as a result of the sins of men. And He has told His
Most Blessed Mother to console us with her Fatima Message, which is why
we really should be earnest in praying as many Rosaries each day as our
Every Ave Maria we pray helps us to
prepare for the hour of our deaths as we seek to repair the damage
caused by our sins and those of the whole world. May we be generous in
praying our Rosaries as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of
remembering, a true Charity demands, to pray fervently for the
conversion of the conciliar revolutionaries before they die. We must
never persist in our sins and we must never be unaware of how we
give God the honor and glory that are His due as members of the
Church who have fled to the catacombs in this time of apostasy and
betrayal, far, far away from Jorge Mario Bergoglio's ecclesiastical agitation in behalf of Antichrist.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saint Jerome, pray for us.