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October 1, 2013


They Have Been Doing Something "Different" For Fifty-Five Years

Part One

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Among the many other fast-paced events that occurred yesterday, the chief Commissar of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's hand-picked group of eight conciliar "cardinals," Oscar Andrés Maradiaga Rodríguez, the revolutionary conciliar "archbishop" of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, gave us the absolute quote of the day on a day filled with head-spinning developments that the adversary has planned for some time to unleash upon world that has been readied to accept them with enthusiasm.

Here is the quote of the day, noted in bold type, from yesterday, Monday, September 30, 2913, the Feast of Saint Jerome:

The cardinals, who were appointed in April by Pope Francis and will confer with him for the first time at the Vatican on Oct. 1-3, were briefed to revise the constitution, known as Pastor Bonus, drawn up in 1988 by Pope John Paul, in a bid to give a great voice to bishops around the world.

But Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, the group’s leader, said as the meeting loomed they were planning to go much further that just changing “this and that.”

"No, that constitution is over," he said in a TV interview. "Now it is something different. We need to write something different,” he added.

“In the past the Vatican has just revised existing rules so this is a rupture after a century of increasing centralisation,” said Gerard O’Connell, a Vatican analyst at the Vatican Insider. (Francis the Apostle of Antichrist to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution.)

There is, believe it or not, just a bit of contradiction and paradox in Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga's comments.

You see, it was announced yesterday that Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII will be "canonized" on Low Sunday, April 27, 2014, which is the date on which the conciliar revolutionaries celebrate the "feast" of "Divine Mercy" that Wojtyla/John Paul II instituted on April 30, 2000.

It is nevertheless the case, however, that the soon-to-be "Saint John Paul the Great" instituted a "constitution," Pastor Bonus, June 28, 1988, that was revolutionary in its own twisted right as it permitted both diocesan "bishops" in the conciliar church and laymen to serve on the Vatican's curial dicasteries. Moreover, Pastor Bonus was designed to to implement the heresy of "episcopal collegiality" in a practical manner by spelling out the relationship of the national "episcopal" conferences with the Holy See.

Thus it is that a "constitution" that is but a mere twenty-five years old and had been promulgated by a man about to be elevated to conciliarism's liturgical tables "is over," that is now time for "something different."  "Saint John Paul the Great's" "constitution" has become "outdated" in twenty-five years? Very remarkable.

Being somewhat logically minded, something that I know is a fault of mine (one of many), I find Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga's comments to be a little paradoxical in another way as it was just a scant fifteen days ago that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis said the following:


The Church is not falling to pieces. It has never been better. This is a wonderful moment for the Church, you just need to look at its history. (Francis urges priests to give a helping hand to couples that live together.)

How can a "church" that is "not falling to pieces" and "has never been better" while enjoying a "wonderful moment" need a new "constitution."

There seems to be little logic to be found in Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga's comment that "we have to write something different" and Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's recent contention that what he thinks is the Catholic Church is not falling to pieces and has never been better. They have been doing something "different" now for fifty-five years. Whatever happened to Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II's "springtime of the Church"?

Then again, quite of course, paradox and contradiction are part and parcel of the anti-Thomistic worldview of Modernists. It's easy to say one thing one day and another the next without ever having acknowledged that one was wrong on the previous day. This is all possible when men such as Bergoglio/Francis and his stooges speak "randomly" (see "Who Today Will Presume To Say She Is Widowed?") and then forget some, if not all, of what they have uttered before moving on to tacking the next mythical enemy.

The rest of the article in the London Telegraph provided a Vaticanist's beliefs about the direction of Bergoglio/Francis's group eight commissars. Appropriate commentary will be interjected here and there to provide a bit of perspective"

“In the past the Vatican has just revised existing rules so this is a rupture after a century of increasing centralisation,” said Gerard O’Connell, a Vatican analyst at the Vatican Insider.

"Cardinal Maradiaga is hinting that the Pope is asking the fundamental question: What can be decided in Rome and what at local level? How can the Roman Curia serve bishops instead of being an office of censure and control?” (Francis the Apostle of Antichrist to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution.)

As I have noted in any number of different articles in the past two hundred two days now,  this is exactly what I heard a conciliar presbyter say to me when riding from Emmaus, Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II's liturgical extravaganza at Logan Circle there on Thursday, October 4, 1979, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, as he envisioned a day where "Rome was nothing more than a clearinghouse for the ideas and liturgies developed at the local level." While such has been the case on a de facto basis for a long time now, the rewriting of the conciliar church's "constitution" indicates that the time has come for the conciliar revolutionaries to make this this devolution of power de jure (a matter of law).

In other words, the days of "writing to Rome" to get "this or that" Modernist at the local level punished or removed are over. Anyone--and I mean anyone--who thinks that any kind of letter-writing campaign to "fight within the structures" is going to carry any kind of weight in the conciliar-occupied Vatican is delusional, and there is simply no other word to use.

I am very sorry.

Truth hurts.

As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said at Harvard University on June 8, 1978, "Truth is seldom sweet; it is almost invariably bitter."  And the bitter truth that those in the conciliar structures must face squarely and without any hesitation is that what they think is the Catholic Church is but her counterfeit ape, headed by men who are, humanly speaking, irreformable revolutionaries headed for the deepest recesses of Hell unless they repent and abjure their crimes against Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the souls he redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.

That is, no complaints about wayward "bishops" or priests/presbyters or New Age religious or predator clergy will be entertained in Rome. Gone are the days when a stupid schnook like me could write a letter to a good son of the Church, Silvio Cardinal Oddi, then the perfect of the conciliar Congregation for the Clergy, could write a letter and get results to "save" a pastor who was being persecuted by a "renegade" "bishop." Those days are gone. Gone.

Yes, the revolutionary apparatchiks who work in the nooks and crannies of diocesan chancery offices and the headquarters of the national "episcopal" conferences, including the nefarious and very misnamed "United States Conference of Catholic Bishops" (previously known as the National Catholic War Council, the the National Catholic Welfare Conference and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference), now have completely unfettered rein to do whatever their apostate hearts desire in the name of "experimentation" and "innovation" and, of course, "serving the poor" by means of various statist programs that are designed to impoverish and then to enslave all citizens to the lords of the world.

There is no reversing this by human means. This is a chastisement.

Many Americans live in the mania of a world of "action," thinking that "things will change" if "only do have a certain program" or "strategy." Things are only going to get worse. Much worse. We are just beginning to see the depths to which the conciliar revolutionaries are capable of exploring. The masks are off now. There is no more charade or pretense to any semblance of the Faith of our Fathers. Everything must be "new," "new," "new."

Yet the plain truth of the matter is that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis also has a plan of action. This man has brought a wrecking ball with him from Argentina, and he is quite serious about knocking down everything even approximates the "familiar" but "closed in upon itself" and "self-referential" monarchical "no church" that he is literally hellbent on eradicating from human history down to its very last traces.

To the next excerpt from the report in the Telegraph:

O’Connell cited Japanese bishops as victims of the Vatican’s centralisation.

They must ask advice from Rome on the correct Japanese to use in their liturgies, yet you would think they would be the best judge.” (Francis the Apostle of Antichrist to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution.)

Excuse me, prior to the "Second" Vatican Council, you see, and the subsequent creation of the Consilium to "write" a "new liturgy," there was one language in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, a dead language that expressed with certitude and stability the doctrines of the Holy Faith and that thereby communicated the immutability of God Himself, Whose Adoration is the chief end of each and every true unbloody re-presentation or perpetuation of the Sacrifice of the Cross at the hands of true priest. 

Giovanni Montini/Paul The Sick's liturgical "renewal" has wreaked havoc with what passes for Catholic worship, driving millions into the arms of various evangelical or fundamentalist Protestant sects while driving millions of others into the ranks of complete unbelief. The conciliar liturgical revolution introduced a blitzkrieg of ceaseless change that convinced many Catholic that doctrine could and longstanding pastoral practices could change just as quickly. It is no exaggeration to state that the conciliar liturgical revolution helped to pave the way for a broad, smooth and wide acceptance of Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's wrecking ball, which his "cardinals" are swinging with glee.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis and his commissars are at work with the the Divine Constitution of the Catholic Church, which is irreformable. The Vicar of Christ, the Successor of Saint Peter, exercises plenary power over the entire Church Militant on the face of this earth.

Pope Pius IX issued the following decree in this regard after the deliberations of the Fathers of the [First] Vatican Council:

1. And so, supported by the clear witness of Holy Scripture, and adhering to the manifest and explicit decrees both of our predecessors the Roman Pontiffs and of general councils, we promulgate anew the definition of the ecumenical Council of Florence [49], which must be believed by all faithful Christians, namely that the Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff hold a world-wide primacy, and that the Roman Pontiff is the successor of blessed Peter, the prince of the apostles, true vicar of Christ, head of the whole Church and father and teacher of all Christian people.

To him, in blessed Peter, full power has been given by our lord Jesus Christ to tend, rule and govern the universal Church.

All this is to be found in the acts of the ecumenical councils and the sacred canons.

2. Wherefore we teach and declare that, by divine ordinance, the Roman Church possesses a pre-eminence of ordinary power over every other Church, and that this jurisdictional power of the Roman Pontiff is both episcopal and immediate. Both clergy and faithful, of whatever rite and dignity, both singly and collectively, are bound to submit to this power by the duty of hierarchical subordination and true obedience, and this not only in matters concerning faith and morals, but also in those which regard the discipline and government of the Church throughout the world.

3. In this way, by unity with the Roman Pontiff in communion and in profession of the same faith , the Church of Christ becomes one flock under one Supreme Shepherd [50].

4. This is the teaching of the Catholic truth, and no one can depart from it without endangering his faith and salvation.

5. This power of the Supreme Pontiff by no means detracts from that ordinary and immediate power of episcopal jurisdiction, by which bishops, who have succeeded to the place of the apostles by appointment of the Holy Spirit, tend and govern individually the particular flocks which have been assigned to them. On the contrary, this power of theirs is asserted, supported and defended by the Supreme and Universal Pastor; for St. Gregory the Great says: "My honor is the honor of the whole Church. My honor is the steadfast strength of my brethren. Then do I receive true honor, when it is denied to none of those to whom honor is due." [51]

6. Furthermore, it follows from that supreme power which the Roman Pontiff has in governing the whole Church, that he has the right, in the performance of this office of his, to communicate freely with the pastors and flocks of the entire Church, so that they may be taught and guided by him in the way of salvation.

7. And therefore we condemn and reject the opinions of those who hold that this communication of the Supreme Head with pastors and flocks may be lawfully obstructed; or that it should be dependent on the civil power, which leads them to maintain that what is determined by the Apostolic See or by its authority concerning the government of the Church, has no force or effect unless it is confirmed by the agreement of the civil authority.

8. Since the Roman Pontiff, by the divine right of the apostolic primacy, governs the whole Church, we likewise teach and declare that he is the supreme judge of the faithful [52], and that in all cases which fall under ecclesiastical jurisdiction recourse may be had to his judgment [53]. The sentence of the Apostolic See (than which there is no higher authority) is not subject to revision by anyone, nor may anyone lawfully pass judgment thereupon [54]. And so they stray from the genuine path of truth who maintain that it is lawful to appeal from the judgments of the Roman pontiffs to an ecumenical council as if this were an authority superior to the Roman Pontiff.

9. So, then, if anyone says that the Roman Pontiff has merely an office of supervision and guidance, and not the full and supreme power of jurisdiction over the whole Church, and this not only in matters of faith and morals, but also in those which concern the discipline and government of the Church dispersed throughout the whole world; or that he has only the principal part, but not the absolute fullness, of this supreme power; or that this power of his is not ordinary and immediate both over all and each of the Churches and over all and each of the pastors and faithful: let him be anathema. (Chapter 3, Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, Vatican Council, July 18, 1870.)

Say goodnight to Jorge and his commissars. They are all anathematized. So is their false religion and their revolutionary schemes, none of which are in the least bit "novel" as they call to mind the fondest dreams of the Anglican revolutionaries of the Sixteenth Century and the French Revolutionaries a century and one-half later, something that will be explored near the end of part two of this commentary tomorrow,October 2, 2013, the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, God willing and Our Lady interceding.

It also turns out to be the case that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is not as "inclusive" as he makes himself out to be. He wants no one attending the daily sessions of his Ding Dong School Of Apostasy to speculate about the "reforms" he has in mind even though he is talking quite publicly about them:


On Saturday, Francis gave another clear indication that he sees the Vatican as a hotbed of intrigue and power struggles when he instructed Vatican policemen on Saturday to crack down on gossip within the Vatican’s walls as well as looking out for intruders.

Defining gossip as the devil’s work, “a forbidden language” and “a war waged with the tongue”, he told gendarmes gathered for mass to tell gossipers they caught in the act, “Here there can be none of that: walk out of St. Anne’s Gate. Go outside and talk there! Here you cannot!” (Francis the Apostle of Antichrist to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution.)

While gossip is indeed sinful and there is a whole lot of it going on in cyberspace, to be sure, it is only natural for people to be talking about Bergoglio/Francis's "reforms" as he has raised their expectations in this regard. Logic, it must be repeated, plays no part in his mind at all.

The chief commissar himself, Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, has indicated that he is a perfect aide-de-camp of his fellow Latin American, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, as he shares his "pope's" disdain for the Catholic Faith as It has been handed down to us from the time of the Apostles by the infallible guidance and protection of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, preferring the "voice of the people" instead:


Cardinals gathering in Rome before Francis was elected in March complained Vatican officials had become a self serving elite indifferent to the needs of dioceses around the world.

Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga said his group had received suggestions on Vatican reform from around the world, including 80 pages of suggestions from Latin America. The convergence on a few main themes suggested God’s will was at work, he said.

You cannot have millions of Catholics in the world suggesting the same unless the Holy Spirit is inspiring." (Francis the Apostle of Antichrist to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution.)

There are all kinds of "spirits," Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga. Only one is God the Holy Ghost, and He is immutable. He does not "inspire" the "people" to clamor for the "democratization" of what they think is the Catholic Church.

Pope Saint Pius X condemned the very agenda of "democratization" that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis and his commissars desire at the behest of the clamoring of the "people," who are said, most blasphemously, it should be noted, guided by God the Holy Ghost:


38. It remains for Us now to say a few words about the Modernist as reformer. From all that has preceded, it is abundantly clear how great and how eager is the passion of such men for innovation. In all Catholicism there is absolutely nothing on which it does not fasten. They wish philosophy to be reformed, especially in the ecclesiastical seminaries. They wish the scholastic philosophy to be relegated to the history of philosophy and to be classed among absolute systems, and the young men to be taught modern philosophy which alone is true and suited to the times in which we live. They desire the reform of theology: rational theology is to have modern philosophy for its foundation, and positive theology is to be founded on the history of dogma. As for history, it must be written and taught only according to their methods and modern principles. Dogmas and their evolution, they affirm, are to be harmonized with science and history. In the Catechism no dogmas are to be inserted except those that have been reformed and are within the capacity of the people. Regarding worship, they say, the number of external devotions is to he reduced, and steps must be taken to prevent their further increase, though, indeed, some of the admirers of symbolism are disposed to be more indulgent on this head. They cry out that ecclesiastical government requires to be reformed in all its branches, but especially in its disciplinary and dogmatic departments They insist that both outwardly and inwardly it must be brought into harmony with the modern conscience which now wholly tends towards democracy; a share in ecclesiastical government should therefore be given to the lower ranks of the clergy and even to the laity and authority which is too much concentrated should be decentralized The Roman Congregations and especially the index and the Holy Office, must be likewise modified The ecclesiastical authority must alter its line of conduct in the social and political world; while keeping outside political organizations it must adapt itself to them in order to penetrate them with its spirit. With regard to morals, they adopt the principle of the Americanists, that the active virtues are more important than the passive, and are to be more encouraged in practice. They ask that the clergy should return to their primitive humility and poverty, and that in their ideas and action they should admit the principles of Modernism; and there are some who, gladly listening to the teaching of their Protestant masters, would desire the suppression of the celibacy of the clergy. What is there left in the Church which is not to be reformed by them and according to their principles?  (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.)

Bergoglio/Francis is also providing the conciliar "bishops" of Italy with a good deal more "freedom" from what he considers to be "papal" interference in Italian political matters as the putative Bishop of Rome:

Francis is also set to relax the control the Vatican exerts over the Italian conference of bishops, Italian media reported on Sunday. Unlike in other countries, the head of the Italian conference is not elected by bishops but picked by the pope, a system Francis is reportedly planning to scrap.

“The head of the conference wields political influence in Italy, so this move by the pope means the Vatican’s power over Italian politics will decline,” said Maria Antonietta Calabro, a Vatican expert at Italian daily Corriere della Sera. “The Pope has already told Italian bishops he wants them to deal with Italian politics, not the Vatican,” she added.

Francis last month said he would replace the Vatican’s long time secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone – who reportedly had frequent contact with Italian politicians – with Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s nuncio in Venezuela. (Francis the Apostle of Antichrist to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution.)

First Italy, you see, and then the world.

Obviously, we can see just how well much influence the conciliar "popes" have had in Italian politics as baby-killing has been permitted under cover of the civil law and has rank pornography is displayed on Roman billboards as part of the "fruit," shall we say, of the soon-to-be "canonized" Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II's 1984 Concordat between the State of Vatican City and the Republic of Italy:

ROME, Aug. 3— The Italian Senate today approved a new concordat with the Vatican that will end Roman Catholicism's status as the state religion of Italy and that officially guarantees freedom of religion for non- Catholics.

The new concordat, which will replace one that has been in effect since 1929, will go before the Chamber of Deputies for final approval in September.

It easily cleared the Senate today after a two-day debate.

The concordat, which was drafted by a joint church-state commission, was signed by the Government and the Vatican in February, but the commission was given six months to work out final details.

The concordat is the formal realization of an article in Italy's 1948 Constitution on religious liberty and a revision of the Lateran Pacts signed in 1929 by Mussolini and Pope Pius XI.

Under the new accord, religious education in schools will now be optional. Rome will lose its status as a ''holy city,'' a role that had allowed the church to ban plays, books and films considered offensive to the church. (New Concordat With Vatican Is Approved by Italian Senate.)

Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II thus helped to complete the Masonic overthrow of the Papal States by removing the concession that Pope Pius XI had won from Benito Mussolini in the 1929 Lateran Concordat that established the sovereign State of Vatican City, thus ending what was a sixty year virtual imprisonment of popes in the Vatican and Castel Gandolfo. Pornography, filth and degradation abound in Rome now as a result of the 1984 Lateran Concordat. Yes, such is the stuff of conciliar "heroic sanctity."

Pope Leo XIII, who succeeded Pope Pius IX, who became the "Prisoner of the Vatican" following the overthrow of the Papal States in 1870, an overthrow that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis believes was long overdue as the "no church" had become "too triumphalistic" and was exercising temporal power that he believes is forbidden to her, wrote the following about the plot against the Church by the Freemasons of Italy twelve years after the the overthrow of the pope's temporal power:

In the midst of the populations of Italy, which have always been so constant and steadfast in the faith of their fathers, the liberty of the Church is wounded on all sides; everyday efforts are redoubled in order to efface from the public institutions that Christian stamp and character which has always, and with good reason, been the seal of the glories of Italy. Religious houses suppressed, the goods of the Church confiscated, marriages contracted in despite of the laws and without the rites of the Church, the position of the religious authorities as to the education of the young utterly ignored -- in fine, a cruel and deplorable war without limit and without measure declared against the Apostolic See, a war on account of which the Church is weighed down by inexpressible suffering, and the Roman Pontiff finds himself reduced to extreme anguish. For, despoiled of his Civil Princedom, he has of necessity fallen into the hands of another Power.

3. More than this; Rome, the most august of Christian cities, is now a place laid open to all the enemies of the Church; profane novelties defile it; here and there, temples and schools devoted to heresy are to be found. It is even reported that this year it is about to receive the deputies and leaders of the sect which is most embittered against Catholicism, who have appointed this city as the place for their solemn meeting. The reasons which have determined their choice of such a meeting place are no secret; they desire by this outrageous provocation to glut the hatred which they nourish against the Church, and to bring their incendiary torches within reach of the Roman Pontificate by attacking it in its very seat.

4. The Church, without doubt, will in the end be triumphant and will baffle the impious conspiracies of men; but it is none the less admitted and certain that their designs aim at nothing less than the destruction of the whole system of the Church with its Head, and the abolition, if it were possible, of all religion.

5. For those who pretend to be friends of the honor of Italy to dream of such prospects would seem a thing incredible, for the ruin of the Catholic faith in Italy would dry up the source of the most precious of goods. If, in truth, the Christian religion has created for the nations the best guarantees for their prosperity, the sanctity of right and the guardianship of justice; if by her influence she has everywhere subdued headlong and hasty passions, she, the companion and protectress of all honesty, of all nobility, of all greatness; if she has everywhere summoned all classes and every member of society to meet in a lasting peace and in perfect harmony, Italy has received a richer share of these benefits than any other nation.

6. It is, in truth, the shame of too many persons that they dare to denounce the Church as dangerous to public safety and prosperity, and to regard the Roman Pontificate as the enemy of the greatness of the name of Italy. But the records of the past give the lie to such slanders and to absurd calumnies of a similar kind. It is to the Church and the Roman Pontiffs that Italy especially owes gratitude for having spread her glories in all lands, for never having allowed her to succumb under the repeated incursions of having for generations preserved in many ways a lawful amount of just and proper liberty, and for having enriched her cities with numerous and immortal monuments of science and of art. In truth it is not the least glory of the Roman Pontiffs that they have maintained united in a common faith the various provinces of Italy, so different in customs and in genius, and have kept them from most disastrous disagreements. Frequently, in times of trouble and calamity, the welfare of the State would have been in peril, had not the Roman Pontificate saved it by exercise of its lifegiving power.

7. And its influence will not be less beneficial in the future if the malice of men does not interfere and hinder its efficacy or stifle its liberty. This beneficial force, which is peculiar to Catholic institutions, because it flows from them as a natural consequence, is unchangeable and unceasing. Even as, for the salvation of souls, the Catholic religion embraces all countries without any limitations of time or space, so does it always and everywhere stand forth and present itself as the true friend of the civil power.

8. These great advantages are being lost, and are being followed by grave evils; for the enemies of Christian wisdom, be their rival pretensions what they may, are leading society to its ruin. Nothing can be more efficacious than their doctrines in the way of kindling in men's minds the flames of violence and of stirring up the most pernicious passions. In the sphere of science they are repudiating the heavenly lights of faith; and when once this torch is put out, the mind of men is usually carried away by errors, no longer sees the truth, and begins quietly to sink into the lowest depths of a base and shameful materialism. In the sphere of morals they are disdainfully rejecting the eternal and unchangeable reasoning, and are despising God -- the sovereign Legislator and supreme Avenger and when once these foundations are torn away no sufficient authority remains for law, and the regulation of life merely depends upon the good pleasure and free will of man. In society, the liberty without limit which they preach and pursue engenders license, and this license is very soon followed by the overthrow of order, the most fatal scourge of the public welfare. Of a truth, it is impossible to see society in a more pitiable or miserable state than in those places where such men and such doctrines as we have been describing have gained the upper hand even for a moment. Unless recent examples had furnished evidence it would have been difficult to believe that men, in a transport of furious and criminal boldness, could even have cast themselves into excesses of such a kind, and while retaining as if in mockery the name of liberty, could have given themselves over to "satutnalia" of conflagrations and murders. If Italy has not, up to the present time, experienced a similar reign of terror, we must attribute it first to the especial protection of God; but the fact must be also recognized -- to explain this preservation -- that the people of Italy -- the immense majority of whom are still faithful to the Catholic religion -- have never been able to be subdued by the vicious and shameful doctrines We have denounced. And it must be confessed that if the ramparts erected by religion begin to give way, Italy also will fall into the same abyss, in which the greatest and most flourishing nations have in past times lain prostrate as victims. Similar doctrines involve similar consequences, and since the germs are infected with the same poisons, it cannot be but that they should produce the same fruits.

9. Moreover Italy would perhaps have to pay yet more dearly for her apostasy, because in her case perfidy and impiety would be aggravated by ingratitude. It is not by chance or human caprice that Italy has from the first been a sharer in the salvation won by JESUS CHRIST, and has contained within her bosom the Chair of Peter, and enjoyed throughout a long course of ages the incomparable and divine benefits of which the Catholic religion is the natural source. She ought then greatly to fear for herself the judgment threatened by the Apostle Paul to ungrateful nations: "The earth that drinketh in the rain which cometh often upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is tilled, receiveth blessing from God. But that which bringeth forth thorns and briars is reprobate, and very near unto a curse, whose end is to be burnt."1

10. May God avert so terrible a misfortune! May all give a serious consideration to the evils by which in part we are afflicted, and with which in part we are threatened by those who, devoted to the interests of political sects, not of the public, have sworn to wage a war to the death against the Church. Unhappy men, if they were wise, if they had a true love for their country, far from distrusting the Church, and striving, under the influence of injurious suspicions, to deprive her of her necessary liberty, they would do all in their power to defend and protect her, and would first of all make provision for the re-establishment of the Roman Pontiff in the possession of his rights. In fact the more injurious the war against the Apostolic See is to the Church, the more fatal it is in the cause of Italy. We have elsewhere expressed this thought: "Say that the State in Italy can never prosper nor become stable and tranquil unless provision be made for the dignity of the Roman See and the liberty of the Supreme Pontiff, as every consideration of right requires."  (Pope Leo XIII, Etsi Nos, February 15, 1882.)

Yet is that the conciliar revolutionaries have made their "reconciliation" with the enemies of the Catholic Faith as they themselves burn with hatred in their Modernist hearts for all that is authentically Catholic. Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis and his Honduran stooge, Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, are lovers of the same novelties as the anticlericalists in the ranks of Italian Freemasonry in the Nineteenth Century. Indeed, both are, truth be told, anticlericalists in their own twisted right, men who are lovers of "democracy" as they listen to the supposedly infallible "voice of the people."

Constraints of time require that part one of this commentary end here. It would be impossible to cover all of the fast-breaking events that occurred yesterday without having to spend another three hours to do so, and as it is already approaching 2:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time, I do not think that that is a particularly bright idea even though this website's Alexa web rankings has reached both a worldwide and American record readership (394,400 worldwide and 67,987 in the United States of America). This will have to do for the moment.

Part two of this commentary will focus on "Father" Federico Lombardi's amplification of the points made by Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga as well as upon Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's "homily" yesterday morning in the Casa Santa Marta.

In the meantime, keep close to Our Lady through her Most Holy Rosary in this month of October, begging her to end this time of chastisement and the conversion of those who masquerade as officials of the Catholic Church while claiming that they must be doing "something different" even though this is precisely what they have been doing for the past fifty-five years now.

Only the willfully blind can refuse to see how this "something different" in the past five and one-half years has worked out for men and for their nations.

May we pray to the saint whose feast is celebrated today, October 1, 2013, Saint Remigius, the Bishop of Rheims who baptized King Clovis of the Franks on December 24, 496 A.D., as the prayers of Clovis's wife, Saint Clotilde were answered, intercede for us to be champions of Christ the King, Who reigned so gloriously in France in the persons of Charlemagne and, most especially, in the person of Saint Louis IX, King of France, as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits, especially during this month of October as we endure the chastisements of the moment with joy, love and gratitude for the opportunity being given to us by the good God to make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world

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 Remigius, pray for us.


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