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November 8, 2013


What Was That I Was Saying About Cesar Romero?


by Thomas A. Droleskey

Although story continuity was not always a strong suit of the original Ironside, which lasted for eight seasons (September 14, 1967, to January 16, 1995) and one reunion movie, The Return of Ironside (May 4, 1993), not counting the eponymous pilot film that aired on Tuesday, March 28, 1967, there were at least four times out of one hundred ninety-three episodes, several of which were two-hour presentations that were segmented into two parts in syndication (thus creating a total of one hundred ninety-nine episodes). (According to what reports I read online, the fake, phony, fraud one recently lasted only four episodes. The late Raymond Burr may have led a very terrible life morally. He was, though, the definitive Perry Mason and Robert T. Ironside. It is truly sad for one who enjoyed his acting to have found out later that the stories about his private life had been true, which means, humanly speaking, his end on Sunday September 12, 1993, was not a good one.)

One of those episode-to-episode references occurred in an episode entitled "In Search of an Artist," which aired on Thursday, January 2, 1969, and guest-starred Broderick Crawford, when former San Francisco Chief of Detectives turned special consultant to Commission Dennis Randell, Robert T. Ironside, was approached by a knife-wielding thug in a Catholic church in Mexico while looking for an artist-friend who had been presumed dead after being framed for a murder that he did not commit. As the thug, played by the very capable character actor Myron Healey, held the knife to Ironside's back, Raymond Burr's second famous television character said to aide-de-camp Mark Sanger, played by Don Mitchell, who turned seventy years of age on March 17, 2013, "What was that you said about my havin' eyes in the back of my head?" This was a reference to the fourth episode of the first season, "Eat, Drink, and Be Buried," which aired on Thursday, October 5, 1967, and guest-starred Lee Grant and Quincy Jones, the composer of the series' theme music. That episode ended as Ironside, his head turned away from a game of pool,  reacted as Office Eve Whitfield, played by Barbara Anderson, who turns sixty-eight years of age on November 27, 2013, the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, made a seemingly impossible shot. Mark Sanger, who rose from juvenile delinquent to lawyer/police officer and then, by the time of the reunion movie, a judge, saw that Ironside had not seen the play but had known what happened nevertheless. "Eyes in the back of his head. It's ridiculous," hence the reference in the episode that aired fifteen months later.

Well, longtime readers of this site might, emphasis on might, remember a three-part series that ran in September 15 and 16, 2010, prior to the now-retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom., that was entitled Calling Cesar Romero, Calling Cesar Romero, part one and Calling Cesar Romero, Calling Cesar Romero, part two. Cesar Romero, readers of my generation or older may recall, was, apart from being a distinguished actor who had played "The Cisco Kid" in six motion pictures from 1939 to 1941 prior to Duncan Renaldo's purchasing the rights to O. Henry's (real name: William Sydney Porter) "Robin Hood of the West" and becoming forever identified as the definitive Cisco Kid, "The Joker" in twenty-two episodes and one motion picture of the Batman television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward.

Here is a reminder of what Cesar Romero looked like after the makeup department at Twentieth Century Fox studios got through turning him into "The Joker:" Joker:"

Without any assistance from the makeup department at Twentieth Century Fox Studios, let me present to you another character who plays "The Joker" in real life, Jorge Mario Bergoglio:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Saint Peter's Square, State of Vatican City

(This photograph has been cropped because of the bride's sleeveless arm)

(For the full story of this exercise in "clown therapy," see Joker Jorge dons red nose to congratulate newlyweds who volunteer with clown therapy charity. For an explanation as to why sleeveless attire is opposed to the holy purity and modesty, please see Father Louis Campbell On The Virtue Of Modesty Once Again.)

Hence it is, ladies and gentleman, evoking the line used by Raymond Burr's character in "In Search of An Artist" 16, 381 days ago now (yes, I had to look this up; the information about Ironside, however, is among the many useless pieces of trivia from my days as a television-watcher), "What was that I was saying about Cesar Romero back in 2010?"

Well, the Vatican's "Joker" is actually no joker at all. His mockery of the dignity with which a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter should carry himself is only symbolic of his daily mockery of everything to do with Catholic Faith, Worship and Morals. Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his counterfeit church of conciliarism have made a total mockery of our Holy Faith, a mockery that has scandalized Catholics and non-Catholics alike, driving millions of Catholics into the waiting arms of the devil's minions in scads upon scads of fundamentalist or evangelical Protestant sects or into becoming rank infidels.

To be sure, of course, the Vatican's Jorge the Joker is attracting "disaffected" Catholics and non-Catholics who reject Catholic doctrinal and moral teaching because he misrepresents the Gospel of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to teach that Our Lord seeks out the lost sheep without any desire to see them reform their lives, that He accepts them "just as they are" so that they be "welcomed" into the "feast" as we, the "Pharisees," seek to "understand" them and their "needs" and their "pain."

No, this is no exaggeration. This is a completely faithful summary of what he has said in just the past two days.

Consider the remarks he offered yesterday morning, Thursday, November 6, 2013, at the Casa Santa Marta while his Ding Dong School Of Apostasy was in session:



(Vatican Radio) Finding the lost sheep is a joy to God, because he has a “loving weakness” for those who are lost. These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Mass on Thursday morning in Casa Santa Marta.

Commenting on the parables of the lost sheep and of the lost coin, Pope Francis talked about the attitude of the scribes and the Pharisees, who were scandalised by the things that Jesus did. They murmured against him: “This man is dangerous, he eats with the publicans and the sinners, he offends God, he desecrates the ministry of the prophet to accost these people”. Jesus, the Pope explained, says that this “is the music of hypocrisy”, and “answers this hypocrisy with a parable”.

“He replies to this murmuring with a joyful parable. The words ‘joy’ and ‘happiness’ appear in this short text four times: three times joy, and once happiness. “And you” – it’s as if he were saying – “you are scandalised by this, but my Father rejoices”. That is the most profound message of this story: the joy of God, a God who doesn’t like to lose. God is not a good loser, and this is why, in order not to lose, He goes out on his own, and He goes, He searches. He is a God who searches: He searches for all those who are far away from Him, like the shepherd who goes to search for the lost sheep.”

The work of God, the Pope continued, is to “go and search”, in order to “invite everyone to the celebrations, good and bad”.

“He can’t stand losing one of His own. And this is the prayer of Jesus, too, on Holy Thursday: “Father, may none get lost, of those You have given to me”. He is a God who walks around searching for us, and has a certain loving weakness for those who are furthest away, who are lost. He goes and searches for them. And how does he search? He searches until the end, like the shepherd who goes out into the darkness, searching, until he finds the sheep. Or like the woman, when she loses a coin, who lights a lamp and sweeps the house, and searches carefully. That’s how God searches. “I won’t lose this son, he’s mine! And I don’t want to lose him.” This is our Father: he always comes searching for us.”

Then, Pope Francis explained, “when he has found the sheep” and brought it back into the fold with the others, no one must say ‘you are lost’, but everyone should say ‘you are one of us’, because this returns dignity to the lost sheep. “There is no difference”, because God “returns to the fold everyone he finds. And when he does this, he is a God who rejoices”.

“The joy of God is not the death of the sinner, but the life of the sinner. And how far from this were those who murmured against Jesus, how far from the heart of God! They didn’t know Him. They thought that being religious, being good people meant always being well-mannered and polite, and often pretending to be polite, right? This is the hypocrisy of the murmuring. But the joy of God the Father, in fact, is love. He loves us. “But I’m a sinner, I’ve done this and that and the other!” “But I love you anyway, and I go out searching for you, and I bring you home.” This is our Father. Let’s reflect on this.” (God has a loving weakness for the lost sheep.)

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ seeks out the lost sheep in order to convert them, to accept them and then invite them to a "party" to "celebrate" their having been "found" even though they remain in a state of Mortal Sin without any intention of reforming their lives.

One will notice here that Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Vatican's own "Joker," distorted the Parable of the Prodigal Son yet again, which Our Lord told in order to relate the contrition of the sinner and the joy of his father upon seeing that he had repented of his life of sin:


[11] And he said: A certain man had two sons: [12] And the younger of them said to his father: Father, give me the portion of substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his substance. [13] And not many days after, the younger son, gathering all together, went abroad into a far country: and there wasted his substance, living riotously. [14] And after he had spent all, there came a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want. [15] And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of that country. And he sent him into his farm to feed swine.

[16] And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks the swine did eat; and no man gave unto him. [17] And returning to himself, he said: How many hired servants in my father' s house abound with bread, and I here perish with hunger? [18] I will arise, and will go to my father, and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: [19] I am not worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. [20] And rising up he came to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and running to him fell upon his neck, and kissed him.

[21] And the son said to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, I am not now worthy to be called thy son. [22] And the father said to his servants: Bring forth quickly the first robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: [23] And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat and make merry: [24] Because this my son was dead, and is come to life again: was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. [25] Now his elder son was in the field, and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing:

[26] And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. [27] And he said to him: Thy brother is come, and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe. [28] And he was angry, and would not go in. His father therefore coming out began to entreat him. [29] And he answering, said to his father: Behold, for so many years do I serve thee, and I have never transgressed thy commandment, and yet thou hast never given me a kid to make merry with my friends: [30] But as soon as this thy son is come, who hath devoured his substance with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

[31] But he said to him: Son, thou art always with me, and all I have is thine. [32] But it was fit that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead and is come to life again; he was lost, and is found. (Luke 15: 11-31.)

The son who was dead had come back to live because he had repented of his sins, which is what happens to a spiritual dead soul in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance after a good, integral and sincere confession of his sins and a firm purpose of amending his life.

Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio never mentions the very point of repentance that Our Lord had made when relating the Parable of the Prodigal Son as he believes that everyone, without respect to his desire to amend his life, is welcomed at the "feast." Well, this may be the case insofar as the "feast" he desires to celebrate, which is why he is being so acclaimed by the forces of the world, the flesh and the devil. It is not, however, what Our Lord desires as His eternal feast in Heaven is open only to those who die in a state of Sanctifying Grace as a member of His Catholic Church.

Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio's insane desire for "feasting" in the midst of the proliferation of numberless sins against the honor and glory and majesty of God, which he himself commits, objectively speaking, on a daily basis by acting and speaking as does and by staging the hideous Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service, was the theme of general audience remarks on Wednesday, November 6, 2013:



“A Christian is one who is invited. Invited to what? To a shop? To take a walk? The Lord wants to tell us something more: You are invited to join in the feast, to the joy of being saved, to the joy of being redeemed, to the joy of sharing life with Christ. This is a joy! You are called to a party! A feast is a gathering of people who talk, laugh, celebrate, are happy together. I have never seen anyone party on their own. That would be boring, no? Opening the bottle of wine . . . That’s not a feast, it’s something else. You have to party with others, with the family, with friends, with those who’ve been invited, as I was invited. Being Christian means belonging, belonging to this body, to the people that have been invited to the feast: this is Christian belonging.”

Turning to the Letter to the Romans, the Pope then affirmed that this feast is a “feast of unity.” He underlined the fact that all are invited, “the good and the bad.” And the first to be invited are the marginalized:

“The Church is not the Church only for good people. Do we want to describe who belongs to the Church, to this feast? The sinners. All of us sinners are invited. At this point there is a community that has diverse gifts: one has the gift of prophecy, another of ministry, who teaching. . . We all have qualities and strengths. But each of us brings to the feast a common gift. Each of us is called to participate fully in the feast. Christian existence cannot be understood without this participation. ‘I go to the feast, but I don’t go beyond the antechamber, because I want to be only with the three or four people that I familiar with. . .’ You can’t do this in the Church! You either participate fully or you remain outside. You can’t pick and choose: the Church is for everyone, beginning with those I’ve already mentioned, the most marginalized. It is everyone’s Church!”

Speaking about the parable in which Jesus said some who were invited began to make excuses, Pope Francis said: “They don’t accept the invitation! They say ‘yes,’ but their actions say ‘no.’” These people, he said, “are Christians who are content to be on the guest list: chosen Christians.” But, he warned, this is not sufficient, because if you don’t participate you are not a Christian. “You were on the list,” he said, but this isn’t enough for salvation! This is the Church: to enter into the Church is a grace; to enter into the Church is an invitation.” And this right, he added, cannot be purchased. “To enter into the Church,” he added, “is to become part of a community, the community of the Church. To enter into the Church is to participate in all the virtues, the qualities that the Lord has given us in our service of one for the other.” Pope Francis continued, “To enter into the Church means to be responsible for those things that the Lord asks of us.” Ultimately, he said, “to enter into the Church is to enter into this People of God, in its journey towards eternity.” No one, he warned, is the protagonist of the Church: but we have ONE,” who has done everything. God “is the protagonist!” We are his followers . . . and “he who does not follow Him is the one who excuses himself” and does not go to the feast:

The Lord is very generous. The Lord opens all doors. The Lord also understands those who say to Him, ‘No, Lord, I don’t want to go to you.’ He understands and is waiting for them, because He is merciful. But the Lord does not like those who say ‘yes’ and do the opposite; who pretend to thank Him for all the good things; who have good manners, but go their own way and do not follow the way of the Lord: those who always excuse themselves, those who do not know joy, who don’t experience the joy of belonging. Let us ask the Lord for this grace of understanding: how beautiful it is to be invited to the feast, how beautiful it is to take part in it and to share one’s qualities, how beautiful it is to be with Him and how wrong it is to dither between ‘yes’ and ‘no,’ to say ‘yes,’ but to be satisfied merely with being a nominal Christian. (It is everyone's Church.)

Who are those wo do not want to "participate" in the "feast"?

Those who do not engage in the "full, active and conscious" manner while they enjoy the "feast" that is the Novus Ordo liturgical service, whose very false spirit is evocative of worldliness and anthropocentrism (man-centeredness) and "community fellowship" while those who participate fully, active and consciously are "reaffirmed" by the presider in their essential goodness, that God loves them "just the way they are."

On the practical level, Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio's belief that to "enter into the Church is to participate in all the virtues, the qualities that the Lord has given us in our service of one for the other" is all about whether Catholics care for the "poor" and into their lives with joy to alleviate their temporal needs and physical suffering. Jorge Mario Bergoglio mentioned nothing about becoming holy, of avoiding the near occasions of sin (going anywhere near him and his false church is indeed an occasion of sin!), of obeying the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. No, his is the "gospel" of "liberation theology," which seeks not to judge unrepentant sinners or to condemn the grave harm their sins do to themselves and the world-at-large, but which is full of condemnation for those who seek the conversion of such sinners and who take seriously the quest for personal sanctity despite their own sins and failings.

The "world" is enjoying Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio's "feast" as worldlings celebrate with gusto his reaffirmation of their essential goodness. The false "pontiff" has gone to great lengths to say that the only thing that really matters to God is "service to the poor," and this has done much to assuage those who are steeped in what are Mortal Sins in the objective order of things, including the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, that God loves them for their service to the poor and their support of statist programs designed ostensibly to "help" but them but wind up enslaving us all to the dictates of those intent on making everyone in the world equally poor and equally obedient to their immoral, unjust decrees.

This is not a matter of academic speculation. Not at all. This is empirical proof now that Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio's five little words, "Who am I to judge?", uttered to reporters on his return from from Brazil on Monday, July 29, 2013, the Feast of Saint Martha (see Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part three) and his concern about Catholics being "obsessed" with issues such as abortion an "gay marriage," made in his interview with "Father" Antonio Spadoro, S.J. (see Francis: Apostle of Antichrist, part two) that appeared in America magazine two months ago now.

Indeed, the following passage from the Spadoro interview has helped to embolden pro-abortion, pro-perversity politicians, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, into acting with alacrity to support one immoral piece of legislation after another, including "gay marriage:"



The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. Proclamation in a missionary style focuses on the essentials, on the necessary things: this is also what fascinates and attracts more, what makes the heart burn, as it did for the disciples at Emmaus. We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel. The proposal of the Gospel must be more simple, profound, radiant. It is from this proposition that the moral consequences then flow. (A Big Heart Open to God, America Magazine.)

Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio's words were taken very seriously by Catholics who serve in the Illinois State Legislature when considering to vote in favor of a "gay marriage" bill that had been favored by the pro-abortion, pro-perversity governor of the Land of the Sixteenth Dictator of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, Illinois, Patrick Quinn, who, of course, is in perfectly good standing with the conciliar authorities in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois:



The vote Tuesday capped a year in which prospects for gay marriage often were dim. The proposal failed in a January lame-duck session, but the Illinois Senate provided new hope on Valentine's Day by passing the measure. There was no House vote at the end of spring session in late May, leaving both sides to spend the summer and fall lobbying lawmakers. The first week of veto session came and went without a vote last month, and with candidate filing for next year's election just weeks away, some expected no resolution until next year.

But the bill got 61 votes, one more than the minimum needed to send it back to the Senate for a final signoff later Tuesday.

Supporters said efforts to pick up votes were boosted by events that unfolded since May, the first being the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling that struck down the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman for the purpose of receiving federal benefits.

While hailed as a major victory, the move created a situation in which gay couples living in states that recognize same-sex marriage have more rights than their counterparts in states that haven't legalized gay marriage. The two-class system was a clear narrative that advocates could use when lobbying lawmakers who were on the fence, contending it just didn't make sense for gay couples in Illinois to be denied access to benefits that were available to couples living just across the border in Iowa.

Advocates soon received additional help from Pope Francis, who warned that the Catholic Church could lose its way by focusing too much on social stances, including opposition to homosexuality.

"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?" Francis said in July.

The comments sparked a wave of soul-searching by several Catholic lawmakers who had battled to reconcile their religious beliefs with their sworn duty to represent their constituents who were increasingly supportive of gay rights even as Cardinal Francis George remained opposed.

"As a Catholic follower of Jesus and the pope, Pope Francis, I am clear that our Catholic religious doctrine has at its core love, compassion and justice for all people," said Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, a Democrat from Aurora who voted for the bill after spending much of the summer undecided.

House Speaker Michael Madigan also cited the pope's comments in explaining his support for the measure.

"For those that just happen to be gay — living in a very harmonious, productive relationship but illegal — who am I to judge that they should be illegal?" the speaker said.

Madigan had come under fire from some gay rights groups who argued that he wasn't doing enough to build support in the chamber he controls, but advocates say he was critical in rounding up the final needed votes in the last several weeks.

Later, Madigan acknowledged that he helped persuade "a significant number of people" to vote for the legislation. But always one to leave some mystery hanging, Madigan would not state how many or which lawmakers he brought across the finish line.

"It was over five," Madigan said, adding that it was not over 10. (Illinois lawmakers approve perverted, immoral " marriage" in historic vote.)

Those Catholic legislators in Illinois who had been "undecided" prior to Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio's were, in all likelihood, undecided because they knew what was morally correct but feared offending those whose lives were steeped in unrepentant sins of perverted vice against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. Bergoglio gave them a perfect cover to justify their actions even though his defenders surely will say that his words were taken out of context. No, they not.

Words have meaning, and Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio has bigger "fish to fry" that "obsessing" over moral issues. He has not once, at least not so far, uttered a word after France "legalized" "gay marriage" and after Brazil "legalized" a "back door" to the surgical killing of babies only days after he had been in the country for World Youth Day and after he had received Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a Catholic, so lovingly without uttering a word to her publicly about the pending legislation there.

Far from the mind of Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio are the words of Pope Pius VI, contained in Inscrutabile, December 25, 1775, of Pope Leo XIII, contained in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, of Pope Saint Pius X, contained in Singulari Quadam, September 24, 1912, and of Pope Pius XI, contained in Casti Connubii, December 31, 1929:



The affair is of the greatest importance since it concerns the Catholic faith, the purity of the Church, the teaching of the saints, the peace of the empire, and the safety of nations. Since it concerns the entire body of the Church, it is a special concern of yours because you are called to share in Our pastoral concern, and the purity of the faith is particularly entrusted to your watchfulness. "Now therefore, Brothers, since you are overseers among God's people and their soul depends on you, raise their hearts to your utterance," that they may stand fast in faith and achieve the rest which is prepared for believers only. Beseech, accuse, correct, rebuke and fear not: for ill-judged silence leaves in their error those who could be taught, and this is most harmful both to them and to you who should have dispelled the error. The holy Church is powerfully refreshed in the truth as it struggles zealously for the truth. In this divine work you should not fear either the force or favor of your enemies. The bishop should not fear since the anointing of the Holy Spirit has strengthened him: the shepherd should not be afraid since the prince of pastors has taught him by his own example to despise life itself for the safety of his flock: the cowardice and depression of the hireling should not dwell in a bishop's heart. Our great predecessor Gregory, in instructing the heads of the churches, said with his usual excellence: "Often imprudent guides in their fear of losing human favor are afraid to speak the right freely. As the word of truth has it, they guard their flock not with a shepherd's zeal but as hirelings do, since they flee when the wolf approaches by hiding themselves in silence....

A shepherd fearing to speak the right is simply a man retreating by keeping silent." But if the wicked enemy of the human race, the better to frustrate your efforts, ever brings it about that a plague of epidemic proportions is hidden from the religious powers of the world, please do not be terrified but walk in God's house in harmony, with prayer, and in truth, the three arms of our service. Remember that when the people of Juda were defiled, the best means of purification was the public reading to all, from the least to the greatest, of the book of the law lately found by the priest Helcias in the Lord's temple; at once the whole people agreed to destroy the abominations and seal a covenant in the Lord's presence to follow after the Lord and observe His precepts, testimonies and ceremonies with their whole heart and soul." For the same reason Josaphat sent priests and Levites to bring the book of the law throughout the cities of Juda and to teach the people. The proclamation of the divine word has been entrusted to your faith by divine, not human, authority. So assemble your people and preach to them the gospel of Jesus Christ. From that divine source and heavenly teaching draw draughts of true philosophy for your flock. Persuade them that subjects ought to keep faith and show obedience to those who by God's ordering lead and rule them. To those who are devoted to the ministry of the Church, give proofs of faith, continence, sobriety, knowledge, and liberality, that they may please Him to whom they have proved themselves and boast only of what is serious, moderate, and religious. But above all kindle in the minds of everyone that love for one another which Christ the Lord so often and so specifically praised. For this is the one sign of Christians and the bond of perfection. (Pope Pius VI, Inscrutabile, December 25, 1775.)

But in this same matter, touching Christian faith, there are other duties whose exact and religious observance, necessary at all times in the interests of eternal salvation, become more especially so in these our days. Amid such reckless and widespread folly of opinion, it is, as We have said, the office of the Church to undertake the defense of truth and uproot errors from the mind, and this charge has to be at all times sacredly observed by her, seeing that the honor of God and the salvation of men are confided to her keeping. But, when necessity compels, not those only who are invested with power of rule are bound to safeguard the integrity of faith, but, as St. Thomas maintains: "Each one is under obligation to show forth his faith, either to instruct and encourage others of the faithful, or to repel the attacks of unbelievers." To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful. After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted. Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: "Have confidence; I have overcome the world." Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace.

The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power. For, as is often said, with the greatest truth, there is nothing so hurtful to Christian wisdom as that it should not be known, since it possesses, when loyally received, inherent power to drive away error. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)

Accordingly, We first of all declare that all Catholics have a sacred and inviolable duty, both in private and public life, to obey and firmly adhere to and fearlessly profess the principles of Christian truth enunciated by the teaching office of the Catholic Church. In particular We mean those principles which Our Predecessor has most wisely laid down in the encyclical letter "Rerum Novarum." We know that the Bishops of Prussia followed these most faithfully in their deliberations at the Fulda Congress of 1900. You yourselves have summarized the fundamental ideas of these principles in your communications regarding this question.

These are fundamental principles: No matter what the Christian does, even in the realm of temporal goods, he cannot ignore the supernatural good. Rather, according to the dictates of Christian philosophy, he must order all things to the ultimate end, namely, the Highest Good. All his actions, insofar as they are morally either good or bad (that is to say, whether they agree or disagree with the natural and divine law), are subject to the judgment and judicial office of the Church. All who glory in the name of Christian, either individually or collectively, if they wish to remain true to their vocation, may not foster enmities and dissensions between the classes of civil society. On the contrary, they must promote mutual concord and charity. The social question and its associated controversies, such as the nature and duration of labor, the wages to be paid, and workingmen's strikes, are not simply economic in character. Therefore they cannot be numbered among those which can be settled apart from ecclesiastical authority. "The precise opposite is the truth. It is first of all moral and religious, and for that reason its solution is to be expected mainly from the moral law and the pronouncements of religion." (Pope Saint Pius X, Singulari Quadam, September 24, 1912.)

How grievously all these err and how shamelessly they leave the ways of honesty is already evident from what we have set forth here regarding the origin and nature of wedlock, its purposes and the good inherent in it. The evil of this teaching is plainly seen from the consequences which its advocates deduce from it, namely, that the laws, institutions and customs by which wedlock is governed, since they take their origin solely from the will of man, are subject entirely to him, hence can and must be founded, changed and abrogated according to human caprice and the shifting circumstances of human affairs; that the generative power which is grounded in nature itself is more sacred and has wider range than matrimony -- hence it may be exercised both outside as well as within the confines of wedlock, and though the purpose of matrimony be set aside, as though to suggest that the license of a base fornicating woman should enjoy the same rights as the chaste motherhood of a lawfully wedded wife.

Armed with these principles, some men go so far as to concoct new species of unions, suited, as they say, to the present temper of men and the times, which various new forms of matrimony they presume to label "temporary," "experimental," and "companionate." These offer all the indulgence of matrimony and its rights without, however, the indissoluble bond, and without offspring, unless later the parties alter their cohabitation into a matrimony in the full sense of the law.

Indeed there are some who desire and insist that these practices be legitimatized by the law or, at least, excused by their general acceptance among the people. They do not seem even to suspect that these proposals partake of nothing of the modern "culture" in which they glory so much, but are simply hateful abominations which beyond all question reduce our truly cultured nations to the barbarous standards of savage peoples. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)

Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio may be enjoying the feast that has made him "the toast of the town." Unfortunately for him, however, this "feast" may be the only one he gets as those who make a mockery of the Catholic Faith in life without repenting of their crimes before they die will not enjoy the true and only eternal feast in Heaven made possible for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood during his Passion and fearful Death on the wood of the Holy Cross.

None other than Saint Jude made this very clear in his one and only epistle as he described Jorge "The Joker" Bergoglio's "feast" with the exactitude given him by the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost:


[11] Woe unto them, for they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves, and have perished in the contradiction of Core. [12] These are spots in their banquets, feasting together without fear, feeding themselves, clouds without water, which are carried about by winds, trees of the autumn, unfruitful, twice dead, plucked up by the roots, [13] Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own confusion; wandering stars, to whom the storm of darkness is reserved for ever. [14] Now of these Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying: Behold, the Lord cometh with thousands of his saints, [15] To execute judgment upon all, and to reprove all the ungodly for all the works of their ungodliness, whereby they have done ungodly, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against God.

[16] These are murmurers, full of complaints, walking according to their own desires, and their mouth speaketh proud things, admiring persons for gain's sake. [17] But you, my dearly beloved, be mindful of the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, [18] Who told you, that in the last time there should come mockers, walking according to their own desires in ungodlinesses. [19] These are they, who separate themselves, sensual men, having not the Spirit. [20] But you, my beloved, building yourselves upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

[21] Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto life everlasting. [22] And some indeed reprove, being judged: [23] But others save, pulling them out of the fire. And on others have mercy, in fear, hating also the spotted garment which is carnal. [24] Now to him who is able to preserve you without sin, and to present you spotless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, [25] To the only God our Saviour through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory and magnificence, empire and power, before all ages, and now, and for all ages of ages. Amen. (Jude 1: 11-25.)

What Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Vatican's own Cesar Romero playing "The Joker" in real life, is no joke before Christ the King as he preaches and does everything that is opposed to Our King. If Pope Innocent III, who helped to rebuild the Church Militant on earth in a time of moral decadence and heresy by supporting the efforts of Saint Francis Assisi and Saint Dominic de Guzman as they sought to found religious communities, had to spend time in Purgatory (see appendix below), imagine what kind of fate awaits to the sort of man who was prophesied by Saint John the Evangelist in his First Epistle:


[18] Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now there are become many Antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour. [19] They went out from us, but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us; but that they may be manifest, that they are not all of us. [20] But you have the unction from the Holy One, and know all things. (1 John 2: 18-20.)

This is the month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, they who need to be purified of the debt owed to God because of their forgiven Mortal Sins and their unforgiven Venial Sins and their general attachment to sins and of their disordered self-love that kept them from living God perfectly in this passing, mortal vale of tears. Although they cannot help themselves, which is why we must have Masses offered and to pray Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary for them, they can assist us by means of their prayers. We need to pray for the Poor Souls so that we can be completely unspotted by the errors of the day, including the mocking of the Holy Faith that passes for Catholicism that is being trumpeted so boldly by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and friends, as we seek to make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world, including the conciliar revolutionaries, as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

It is a good idea to pray a Rosary now in reparation for Bergoglio's apostasies and that many Catholics will use this moment to recognize that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ desires to rain down graces upon them through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother in order to reject conciliarism and its false officials and false doctrines and sacrilegious liturgies once and for all.

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

The Four Holy Crowned Martyrs, pray for us.


From Father Francis Schouppe's Purgatory: Explained By the Lives and the Legends of the Saints

In the Life of St. Lutgarda, written by her contemporary, Thomas de Cantimpere, mention is made of a Religious who was otherwise fervent, but who for an excess of zeal was condemned to forty years in Purgatory. This was an Abbot of the Cistercian Order, named Simon, who held St. Lutgarda in great veneration. The saint, on her part, willingly followed his advice, and in consequence a sort of spiritual friendship was formed between them. But the Abbot was not as mild towards his subordinates as he was towards the saint. Severe with himself, he was also severe in his administration, and carried his exactions in matters of discipline even to harshness, forgetting the lesson of the Divine Master, who teaches us to be meek and humble of heart. Having died and whilst Lutgarda was fervently praying and imposing penances upon herself for the repose of his soul, he appeared to her, and declared that he was condemned to forty years of Purgatory. Fortunately he had in Lutgarda, a generous and powerful friend. She redoubled her prayers and austerities, and having received from God the assurance that the departed soul should soon be delivered, the charitable saint replied, "I will not cease to weep; I will not case to importune Your Mercy until I see him freed from his pains."

Since I am mentioning St. Lutgarda, ought I to speak of the celebrated apparition of Pope Innocent III? I acknowledge the perusal of this incident shocked me, and I would fain pass it over in silence. I was reluctant to think that a Pope, and such a Pope, had been condemned to so long and terrible a Purgatory. We know that  Innocent III, who presided at the celebrated Council of Lateran in 1215, was one of the greatest Pontiffs who ever filled the chair of St. Peter. His piety and zeal led him to accomplish great things from the Church of God and holy discipline. How, then, admit that such a man was judged with so great severity at the Supreme Tribunal? How reconcile this revelation of St. Lutgarda with Divine Mercy? I wished, therefore, to treat it as an illusion, and sought for reasons in support of this idea. But I found, on the contrary, that the reality of this apparition is admitted by the greatest authors, and that it is not rejected by any single one. Moreover, the biographer, Thomas de Catimpere, is very explicit, and at the same time very reserved. "Remark, reader," he writes at the end of his narrative, "that it was from the mouth of the pious Lutgarda herself that I heard of the faults revealed by the defunct, and which I omit here for so great a Pope."

Aside from this, considering the event in itself, can we find any good reason for calling it into question? Do we not know that God makes no exception of persons-that the Popes appear before His tribunal like the humblest of the faithful--that all the great and the lowly are equal before Him, and that each one receives according to his works? Do we not know that those who govern others have a great responsibility, and will have render a sever account? Judicium durissimum his qui praesunt fiet--"A most severe judgment shall be for his rule." (Wis. 6: 6). It is the Holy Ghost that declares it. Now, Innocent III reigned for eighteen years, and during most turbulent times; and add the Bollandists, is it not written that the judgments of God are inscrutable, and often very different from the judgments of men? Judicia tua abyssus multa (Ps. 35. 7)

The reality of this apparition cannot, then, be reasonably called in question. I see no reason for omitting it, since God does not reveal mysteries of this nature for any other purpose than that they should be made known for the veneration of His Church. (Father Francis F. X. Schouppe, S.J.,  Purgatory: Explained By the Lives and the Legends of the Saints, published originally by Burns and Oates, Ltd., London, and republished by TAN Books and Publishers in 1973, pp. 92-95.)


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