With Full Malice Aforethought
Thomas A. Droleskey
No, there are not enough hours in the day to keep up with Francis The Possessed's efforts to wreck every single vestige of Catholicism that remains in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. As is the case with his admirer who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, District of Columbia, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis proceeds with malice aforethought with all of the devastation he can produced. He is a veritable one man nuclear warhead.
There is simply no end to the extent of the Argentine lay Jesuit's hatred for all that is truly Catholic, something that has finally caught the attention of many ordinary Catholics who as of yet find themselves attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. The dividing lines have sharpened dramatically. It is much clearer now than it ever was before. As one who took far, far too long to see the truth of the state of the Church Militant here on the face of this earth, it is my judgment that the fact that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is making it easier to many Catholics to see the truth and to act on it without fear of human respect and without fear of having to admit that they were wrong in the pat is really a sign of God's great mercy for us erring sinners.
Where to begin?
Well, let's start first with a few points that did not get mentioned in Nothing Random About This, part five.
"Not Too Spiritual"
Jorge Mario Bergoglio has a hatred for those who spend their times in prayer or who seek after spiritual perfection. He believes that the only thing necessary to please God is to serve the "poor" and to "heal wounds," which, it is becoming increasingly clearer, includes those who have been "wounded" by the big, bad "no church" that has been obsessed with moral issues.
To ths effect, the false "pontiff" told the cloistered Franciscan sisters in Assisi, Italy, on Friday, October 4, 2013, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi that they had to aspire to be more "human" rather than to climb the heights of personal sanctity, something that was the subject of commentary in Nothing Random About This, part five. What is even worse than this, though, were Jorge's remarks in the paragraph that followed:
Today during Mass, speaking of the Cross, I said that Francis had contemplated it with open eyes, with open wounds, with flowing blood. And this is your contemplation: reality. The contemplation of Christ's wounds! This is why it is so good when people attend the visiting room of a monastery, asking for prayers and talking about their problems. Perhaps the nun does not say anything extraordinary, but her word is inspired by her contemplation of Jesus Christ, because the nun, like the Church, is on a path to becoming an expert in humanity. And this is your path: not too spiritual! When [nuns] are too spiritual, I think of the foundress of the monasteries of your 'rivals', St. Theresa, for example, who when one of her nuns came to her to speak about, oh, about these things, said to the cook, “give her a steak!”. The humanity of Jesus Christ! Because the Word became flesh, God became flesh for us, and this gives you a great, human, beautiful and mature holiness, the holiness of a mother. And this is what the Church wants you to be: mothers. … To give life. When you pray, for example, for priests, for seminarians, you have a maternal role towards them; … you help them to become good shepherds for the People of God. But don't forget about St. Theresa's steak! It is important”.
“The second thing I wanted to say to you, briefly, relates to community life. Forgive and support each other, because community life is not easy. … Make sure that the monastery is not a purgatory, but rather a family. Look for solutions with love; do not harm anyone among you to solve a problem. … Cherish community life, because when the community is like a family, the Holy Spirit is among the community. … I beg for you the joy that is born of true contemplation and of a beautiful community life. Thank you for your welcome and pray for me, please; don't forget”. (Cloistered nuns are called to great humanity.)
We know too many wives or husbands who suffer rebukes from their spouses for being "too spiritual," for "praying too much," for going to "Mass too often," for being a "religious fanatic."
Jorge Mario Bergoglio continues to give ammunition to everyone, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, around the world who disparages any concept of seeking after spiritual perfection or being what is thought to be an "inordinate" amount of time each day in prayer and spiritual reading.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio does not care about spiritual perfection. He cares only about a thinly disguised Marxist "love" of the poor, which he dressed up as the only requisite of being a disciple of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio also managed to blaspheme and misrepresent the life and holy, mystical example of Saint Teresa of Avila, who told her sisters to eat hearty meals at times they were prone to melancholy. The foundress of the Discalced Carmelites aspired to the heights of spiritual perfection, something that she achieved, albeit not without great difficulty at times, by means of mental prayer rooting in a firm love for Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively to His true Church that He founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope.
Actually, Jorge, Saint Teresa of Avila had a few choice words about your contempt for the spiritual life and for the exterior discipline of the body as a means of disciplining the soul:
"Know this: it is by very little breaches of regularity that the
devil succeeds in introducing the greatest abuses. May you never end up
saying: 'This is nothing, this is an exaggeration.'" (Saint Teresa of
Avila, Foundations, Chapter Twenty-nine)
Another translation of this passage makes it clear that Saint Teresa of Avila, whose greatest longing on this earth was to spend time before her Beloved in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament, wanted no relaxation in the austerities of the Discalced Carmelties, cannot be invoked by the likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio without blaspheming her and distorting the very essence of her spiritual life:
Now we are all in peace, Mitigated and Reformed : no one
hinders us in the service of our Lord. Therefore, my Brothers and Sisters, since His Majesty has so graciously heard your prayers, up and haste to serve Him ! Let the present generation, who are eyewitnesses of it, consider the mercies He has done us and the troubles and disquiet from which He has delivered us : and those who are to come after, since they find
the way made plain, let them, for the love of our Lord, never
suffer a single thing which belongs to perfection to slip away. Let it not be said by their fault as is said of some Orders,
that their beginning was praiseworthy. Now we are beginning : but let them try to keep on beginning to go on from good to
better continually. Let them remember that the devil keeps
using very small faults with which to bore holes through
which the very greatest may find entrance. Let them never
catch themselves saying, "This does not matter : they are over particular." Oh my daughters, everything matters which
hinders our progress. For the love of our Lord I entreat them
to remember how soon all will be over, and what a mercy our
Lord has done us in leading us into this Order, and what a heavy penalty will be incurred by anyone who initiates any
relaxation. Nay, let them keep their eyes ever fixed on the
race of holy prophets from which we are sprung. What Saints
have we in heaven who wore this habit ! Let us aspire with a
holy audacity, by the grace of God, to be ourselves like unto
them. Short will be the battle, my Sisters ; the issue is
eternal. Let us put aside those things which are really
nothings, for only those are realities which lead us to our
true end, to serve and love Him more, seeing He liveth for
evermore. Amen. Amen. To God be thanksgivings! (Saint Teresa of Avila, the History of Her Foundation, Chapter Twenty-nine, p. 238. See "Saint Theresa : the history of her foundations".)
This applies just as much to the Holy Integrity of Faith, Morals and Worship, each of which Jorge Mario Bergoglio continues to assault on a daily basis. It applies also to his dispensing with the entire monarchical nature of the papacy and Holy Mother Church's hierarchy, each of which is part of her Divine Constitution that no man can "reform" in the name of "serving the people."
It must be remembered that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a walking, talking motor mouth of revolutionary Jesuit cliches as nothing--and I mean nothing--that he says or does is really new.
As a matter of fact, I have heard his cliches many times before in one conciliar parish after another between the 1970s and the 1990s. This is why Jorge Mario Bergoglio is what I would called back in these days a "dissenter's" dream of a "pope." The "dissenters," however, are now the "faithful" Catholics who are reminding those "obsessed" with the "old" Mass and with moral issues that they have to be obedient to the "pope." And, to invoke one of the fictional secret agent Maxwell Smart's own stock phrased, they "are loving every minute of it." (Don Adams was a Catholic convert, by the way.)
Jorge Want A Cracker?
Ever the destroyer, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has even gone so far as to mock those who "parrot" prayers," who pray with words:
The very human figures of Saint Martha, from the New Testament, and the
Prophet Jonah of the Old, the central characters of the day’s readings,
are united by a common incapacity: they did not know to pray. Pope
Francis built his homily on this aspect, beginning with the famous scene
in the Gospel where Martha asks Jesus, in an almost critical tone, to
have her sister to help her do the serving, rather than sitting at His
feet listening to Him. Jesus replied, “Mary has chosen the better part.”
This part, Pope Francis said, is “that of prayer, that of the
contemplation of Jesus”:
“To the eyes of the sister, this was
time lost, it even seemed, perhaps, a bit of a fantasy: gazing upon the
Lord as if she were a awestruck child. But who wants that? The Lord:
‘This is the better part,’ because Mary heard the Lord and prayed with
her heart. And the Lord tells us: ‘the first task in life is this:
prayer.’ But not the prayer of words, like a parrot; but the prayer, the
heart: gazing on the Lord, hearing the Lord, asking the Lord. We know
that prayer works miracles”. (Prayer opens the door.)
Not the prayer of words?
So much for Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.
So much for the Divine Office.
So much for the treasury of Holy Mother Church's indulgenced prayers contained in the Raccolta.
Once again, of course, this is straight from Rules for Conciliar Revolutionaries.
This is just standard issue sloganeering from the lips of a conciliar revolutionary.
While we must be attentive to the recitation of formulaic prayers and to meditate carefully on the words contained therein to avoid distractedness and lukewarmness, no Catholic who has the sensus fidei disparages praying with words. Yet it is that this sort of sloganeering over the past five decades has convinced so many Catholics to throw out Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary altogether and to think nothing of ignoring a regular, formal life of daily prayers.
Perhaps it might be interesting to relate an anecdote that was told at the Catholic Rendezvous in Salisbury, Connecticut, in November of 1986 by Mr. Gary Potter, the veteran Catholic writer who had written for Triumph magazine and was then writing for The Wanderer, to demonstrate a bit more of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's revolutionary roots.
Mr. Potter told the story of a parish priest in a Spanish-speaking nation in South America who was upset that many of the faithful assembled for his daily staging of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service were fingering their Rosary beads while he was facing them at the Cranmer table to say the Talmudic table prayers that are part of what is called the "Preparation of the Gifts" (known as The Offertory in the Immemorial Mass of Tradition).
The priest interrupted the Talmudic table prayers to exclaim repeatedly, "Buenos dias! Buenos dias! Buenos dias! Buenos dias! Buenos dias! Buenos dias! Buenos dias!"
Having caught the people's attention he said (and, yes, this is a reconstruction, although a pretty good one, I believe, of what Mr. Potter, related): "Have I got your attention? Good! I repeated 'Buenos dias' to you to show you that saying 'Buenos dias' has as much power before God as the prayers you are repeating."
Upon hearing this, a man stood up, took out a pistol and aimed it at the priest/presbyter: "Father, finish Mass or I'll drop you where you stand."
The priest/presbyter completed his staging of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service, looking just slightly shaken up as he did so.
Oh, yes, by the way, I did not identify that Spanish-speaking country in South America, which was none other than Jorge Mario Bergoglio's own native Argentina.
Now, I am not claiming that the priest/presbyter in question was the man who became the universal public face of apostasy on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. However, the spirit of the priest/presbyter was certainly that of Bergoglio himself.
Indeed, the parrots in the room these days are not those Catholics who remain faithful to their daily formulaic prayers, including Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.
The parrots in the room these days are men such Jorge Mario Bergoglio and those who serve as his faithful, admiring claque, including most especially those in the ranks of former "dissenters" who are now in full control of the conciliar revolution without any "mediation" by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II's "living tradition" or Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's hermeneutic of continuity.
Jorge want a cracker?
"These Are Dark Days for the Church"
Although it is literally more than half a lifetime ago, I spent the 1981 Fall Semester on a leave of absence from my faculty position at Nassau Community College to study for the conciliar presbyterate at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, under the sponsorship of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, whose vocations director at the time was Father John Myers, who became the conciliar ordinary in Peoria on January 23, 1990, before becoming the "archbishop" of Newark, New Jersey, on October 9, 2001, after Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II transferred Theodore McCarrick and his "nephews" to the Archdiocese of Washington, District of Columbia.
Upset with the number of "conservative" first-year seminarians in 1981, many of whom, including me, believed that Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II was going to "restore" the Church and put an end to liturgical "abuses," a faculty member, Father Thomas Byrd, A faculty member, said openly and in a very deep, loud voice, as he walked through
the hallway, "These are dark days for the Church."
Father Byrd was upset with the number of first-year seminarian who wore cassocks and were concerned about the "rules," such as exist, in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service. One fourth year seminarian, disgusted with the number of hours that the first-year seminarians spent in prayer before what we believed to be the Most Blessed Sacrament, shouted out "DOTS!" during a period of what we thought was solemn exposition. "DOTS," by the way was an acronym to disparage those devoted to prayer as "Daughters of Trent."
Although Father Byrd did not live long enough to see the day, the fourth year-seminarian thirty-two ago has been, most likely, a presbyter for the past thirty-one years now. He, at least, has lived long enough to see the arrival of a conciliar "pope" who speaks his language of disparaging the "no church" and its "externals:"
In the end, the Pontiff explained, Jonah had already written his own
story: “I want to be like this, this and this, according to the
commandments”. He did not want to be disturbed. This is why he fled from
God. The Pope warned that we, too, can be tempted to flee. “We can run
away from God,” he said, “as a Christian, as a Catholic,” and even “as a
priest, bishop or Pope”. We can all flee from God. This is a daily
temptation: not to listen to God, not to hear his voice, not to hear his
promptings, his invitation in our hearts”.
Although “we may make a direct getaway,” he also noted that “there
are also more subtle and sophisticated ways of fleeing from God”. The
reference was to the Gospel passage from St Luke (10:25-37) which tells
of “a certain man, half dead, who had been thrown into the street”. The
Pope continued, referencing the scriptures, “Now by chance a priest was
going down that road. A good priest, in his cassock: good, very good. He
saw him and looked: I'll be late for Mass, and he went on his way. He
didn't hear the voice of God there”. It is a matter, Pope explained, of
“a different way of escaping different than Jonah, who was clearly
fleeing. Then a Levite passed by, he saw [the man half dead] and perhaps
he thought: If I take care of him or get to close, perhaps he will be
dead and tomorrow I'll have to go to the judge to give testimony, and so
he passed by on the other side. He was fleeing from the voice of God in
It is curious to note that only a man “who habitually fled from God,
a sinner” was the very one who “perceived the voice of God”. The
Pontiff noted, in fact, that “it was a Samaritan, a sinner” i.e., a man
who was far from God “who heard the voice of God and drew near to the
man in need of help. He was a man unaccustomed to religious practices
and to the more life”. He was theologically in error “for the Samaritans
believed that God was to to be worshiped somewhere other” than in
However, he was the one who “heard the voice of God calling him, and
he didn't flee”. He “drew near” to the man. “He bound up his wounds,
pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast. Oh how much
time he lost: he brought him to an inn, and took care of him. He lost
the whole evening!” In the meantime, the Bishop of Rome noted, “the
priest arrived in time for the Holy Mass and all the faithful were
content. The next day, the Levite had a peaceful day and spent it just
as he had planned” since he didn't have to go to the judge.
“And why,” the Holy Father asked, “did Jonah flee from God? Why did
the priest flee from God? Why did the Levite flee from God?”. Because
“their hearts were closed,” he answered. “When your heart is closed you
cannot hear the voice of God. Instead, it was a Samaritan on a journey
“who saw” the wounded man and “had compassion. His heart was open, he
had a human heart”. His humanity enabled him to draw near. ("To hear the voice of God in one's life, one has to have a heart open to surprises".)
What utter perversion of the Gospel according to Saint Luke to suit his own malicious agenda.
What utter twisting of history.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio is unable to contain his seething hatred for all that is authentically Catholic, right down to the very traditional attire of priests and their duties to offer Holy Mass, which is secondary in his mind to fulfilling the precepts of the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Once again, however, we are face to face with Jorge Mario Bergoglio's creation of false dichotomies that he can to use to knock down his mythical straw men to make himself look as the son of "enlightenment" and a veritable force from the "no church" of the past.
Perhaps it is best to let Father George Haydock's commentary on the Parable of the Good Samaritan to explain that the priest in question was of the Old Dispensation, a man who had been taught to ignore those not of the Chosen People:
Ver. 30. A certain man, &c. This some would have to be a history: others rather judge it spoken by way of parable, to teach us to perform offices of charity towards all men without exception. (Witham) --- Were we to adhere to the mere words of this parable, it would seem to follow, that only those who do us good were to be esteemed our neighbours; for the context seems to intimate, that the Levite and the priest were not neighbours to the man who fell among the robbers, because they did not assist him. But according to the opinion of most fathers, the intent of this parable is the shew, that every person who has need of our assistance is our neighbour. (Maldonatus)
Ver. 31. Our Saviour here shews the Jewish priests how preposterous was their behaviour, who, though scrupulously exact in performing all external acts of religion, entirely neglected piety, mercy, and other more essential duties. The Jews despised the Samaritans as wicked and irreligious men; but our Saviour here tells them that they were less exact in works of charity towards their neighbours than the very Samaritans. (Tirinus)
Ver. 34. This is the allegorical meaning of the parable: The man that fell among robbers, represents Adam and his posterity; Jerusalem, the state of peace and innocence, which man leaves by going down to Jericho, which means the moon, the state of trouble and sin: the robbers represent the devil, who stripped him of his supernatural gifts, and wounded him in his natural faculties: the priest and Levite represent the old law: the Samaritan, Christ; and the beast, his humanity. The inn means the Church; wine, the blood of Christ; oil, his mercy; whilst the host signifies St. Peter and his successors, the bishops and priests of the Church. (Origen, St. Jerome, St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, and others) (ST. LUKE - Chapter 10.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio tries to convey the attitude of the Jewish priest and the Levite as indicative of a traditionally-minded Catholic priest who is just "too busy" with ceremonial duties, such as offering what he thinks is Holy Mass, and too concerned about his external attire to care for his wounded brother in Our Lord.
This is insidious on several counts.
First, there were no Catholic priests to offer Holy Mass at the time that Our Lord taught of the Good Samaritan, which, as noted just above, was a condemnation of the hardness of heart of the Old Covenant that He was about to supersede by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Mass on Good Friday.
Ah, Jorge Mario Bergoglio does not believe that Judaism has been superseded. He must use the Parable of the Good Samaritan to create a false narrative in order to make it appear that priest of the past were "too busy" with "mere" sacramental "duties" to care for the poor as he, a "street priest," did in Argentina.
Second, most Catholic priests of the past did not walk to Holy Mass. They lived on the grounds of their churches, and those who did have to walk or to ride to a mission would not, at least as a general rule, have been inclined to ignore the suffering of a wounded human being.
Moreover, a Catholic priest is ordained to offer Holy Mass, from which Actual Graces flow into the world that make it possible for Catholics to live by the lesson of the Good Samaritan. Without seeking to minimize or to disparage the performance of the Corporal Works of Mercy in the slightest, a priest has been ordained to give the Most Blessed Trinity honor and glory on altars of sacrifice as he, through no merits of his own, perpetuates or re-presents in an unbloody manner the Sacrifice of God the Son made Man to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal God the Father in spirit and in truth on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins.
Third, to seek to create a dichotomy between a priest's duties at the altar and the service rendered to the suffering is insidious.
This is compounded by the message that the false "pontiff: is seeking to convey to those priests/presbyters within the conciliar structures, and there are more of these than most people realize, who do wear their cassocks that they are displeasing God by behaving as "clericalists" and showing themselves concerned more about their privileges than their identification with the poor and the suffering.
What is perhaps most insidious is the fact that Jorge Mario Bergoglio does all of this with a sense of smug self-satisfaction that defies accurate description.
These are certainly "dark days," to be sure. They are dark, however, because the Great Apostasy is upon us, and so many good souls are being drawn into its embrace.
So Long, Familiaris Consortio
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II convened the conciliar invention called the "Synod of Bishops" in 1980 to discuss the pastoral problems facing families. What is called a "post-synodal exhortation," Familiaris Consortio, was issued on Saturday, November 22, 1981, the Feast of Saint Cecilia, and many of us in the conciliar structures were ecstatic with joy as those who had argued for the giving of what purported to be Holy Communion in the conciliar church to Catholics who had divorced and remarried without the fig leaf of a conciliar decree of nullity had been given their "comeuppance," we believed," to the "dissenters."
It was also in this "post-synodal exhortation" that the Polish "pope" reiterated the binding precepts of the Sixth Commandment against the use of what he called artificial contraception, although he did support so-called "natural family planning," which was one of Giovanni Montini/Paul The Sick's revolutionary program contained within Humanae Vitae, July 25, 1968 (see Forty-Three Years After Humanae Vitae, Always Trying To Find A Way and Planting Seeds of Revolutionary Change).
Although Familiaris Consortio was couched in conciliarspeak by its reference to "values" rather than the moral law and relied upon sociological research to speak of the situations that faced families at that time, it did nevertheless contain a few passages that some of us saw as a "sign" that the days of "dissenting" over the use of contraception were over.
Little did I understand at the age of thirty, hopeful that the dark days of Paul the Sick had gone forever, that Wojtyla/John Paul II was a revolutionary, a man who phrased what appeared to be reaffirmations of Catholic teaching in the context of his own "personalist" philosophy, which he shared with the principal drafter of Familiaris Consortio's text, Dr. Wanda Poltawska:
The "supernatural sense of faith" however does not consist solely or
necessarily in the consensus of the faithful. Following Christ, the Church seeks
the truth, which is not always the same as the majority opinion. She listens to
conscience and not to power, and in this way she defends the poor and the
downtrodden. The Church values sociological and statistical research, when it
proves helpful in understanding the historical context in which pastoral action
has to be developed and when it leads to a better understanding of the truth.
Such research alone, however, is not to be considered in itself an expression of
the sense of faith.
Because it is the task of the apostolic ministry to ensure that the Church
remains in the truth of Christ and to lead her ever more deeply into that truth,
the Pastors must promote the sense of the faith in all the faithful, examine and
authoritatively judge the genuineness of its expressions, and educate the
faithful in an ever more mature evangelical discernment. . . .
The situation in which the family finds itself presents positive and
negative aspects: the first are a sign of the salvation of Christ operating in
the world; the second, a sign of the refusal that man gives to the love of God.
On the one hand, in fact, there is a more lively awareness of personal
freedom and greater attention to the quality of interpersonal relationships in
marriage, to promoting the dignity of women, to responsible procreation, to the
education of children. There is also an awareness of the need for the
development of interfamily relationships, for reciprocal spiritual and material
assistance, the rediscovery of the ecclesial mission proper to the family and
its responsibility for the building of a more just society. On the other hand,
however, signs are not lacking of a disturbing degradation of some fundamental
values: a mistaken theoretical and practical concept of the independence of the
spouses in relation to each other; serious misconceptions regarding the
relationship of authority between parents and children; the concrete
difficulties that the family itself experiences in the transmission of values;
the growing number of divorces; the scourge of abortion; the ever more frequent
recourse to sterilization; the appearance of a truly contraceptive mentality.
Living in such a world, under the pressures coming above all from the mass
media, the faithful do not always remain immune from the obscuring of certain
fundamental values, nor set themselves up as the critical conscience of family
culture and as active agents in the building of an authentic family humanism.
Among the more troubling signs of this phenomenon, the Synod Fathers stressed
the following, in particular: the spread of divorce and of recourse to a new
union, even on the part of the faithful; the acceptance of purely civil marriage
in contradiction to the vocation of the baptized to "be married in the Lord",
the celebration of the marriage sacrament without living faith, but for other
motives; the rejection of the moral norms that guide and promote the human and
Christian exercise of sexuality in marriage.
Reconciliation in the sacrament of Penance which would open the way to the
Eucharist, can only be granted to those who, repenting of having broken the sign
of the Covenant and of fidelity to Christ, are sincerely ready to undertake a
way of life that is no longer in contradiction to the indissolubility of
marriage. This means, in practice, that when, for serious reasons, such as for
example the children's upbringing, a man and a woman cannot satisfy the
obligation to separate, they "take on themselves the duty to live in complete
continence, that is, by abstinence from the acts proper to married
Similarly, the respect due to the sacrament of Matrimony, to the couples
themselves and their families, and also to the community of the faithful,
forbids any pastor, for whatever reason or pretext even of a pastoral nature, to
perform ceremonies of any kind for divorced people who remarry. Such ceremonies
would give the impression of the celebration of a new sacramentally valid
marriage, and would thus lead people into error concerning the indissolubility
of a validly contracted marriage.
By acting in this way, the Church professes her own fidelity to Christ and to
His truth. At the same time she shows motherly concern for these children of
hers, especially those who, through no fault of their own, have been abandoned
by their legitimate partner.
With firm confidence she believes that those who have rejected the Lord's
command and are still living in this state will be able to obtain from God the
grace of conversion and salvation, provided that they have persevered in prayer,
penance and charity. (Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, November 22, 1981.)
Many of us were "results-oriented" at the time. All that mattered to us was that the "dissenters" were not rewarded. We hung our hats collectively on pegs that themselves were rotten, composed of such synthetic materials as "human values," "responsible parenthood," "authentic family humanism" and, among others, "moral norms" rather than on the clear teaching found in the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and Natural Law. We permitted ourselves to be deceived, self-deluded into disbelieving the plain evidence before our eyes that our "pope" of the "restoration" was using his personalist brand of Modernism to undermine the entire language of the Catholic Church concerning marriage and the family.
Thus it is that those who continued to cling to Familiaris Consortio do not realize that their "pope's" "post-synodal exhortation" is on "life support" now, that its "shelf life" will expire in 2015 when Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis issues his own "post-synodal exhortation" to make official the findings of the "extraordinary synod of bishops" on the family to address their "pastoral needs" today:
Vatican City, 8 October 2013 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today announced that Holy Father Francis has convened the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held in the Vatican from 5 to 19 October 2014, on the theme “The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation”.
In the Chapter of the Code of Canon Law relating to synodal assemblies, the Synod of Bishops meets in an extraordinary general assembly when the matter under consideration, while related to the good of the universal Church, requires rapid definition.
“It is very important that an extraordinary Synod has been convoked on the theme of the pastoral of the family”, said the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. “This is the way in which the Pope intends to promote reflection and to guide the path of the community of the Church, with the responsible participation of the episcopate from different parts of the world”.
“It is right”, he added, “that the Church should move as a community in reflection and prayer, and that she takes common pastoral directions in relation to the most important points – such as the pastoral of the family – under the guidance of the Pope and the bishops. The convocation of the extraordinary Synod clearly indicates this path. In this context, the proposal of particular pastoral solutions by local persons or offices carries the risk of engendering confusion. It is opportune to emphasise the importance of following a path in full communion with the ecclesial community”.
Fr. Lombardi mentioned that yesterday Pope Francis attended the meeting of the Secretariat of the Synod, taking place during these days in Via della Conciliazione. (Jorge Convenes Extraordinary Synod on the Family for October 2014.)
In other words, goodbye to even conciliarspeak version of appearing to "uphold" Catholic moral teaching found in Familiaris Consortio nearly thirty-two years ago.
Hello, brave new conciliar world of what can be called the Jiminy Cricket School of Theology whose motto is "Always Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide."
Hello to the Eastern Orthodox "solution" to recognizing the "reality"of sacramentally invalid marriages.
Hello to an "always let your conscience be your guide" approach to "responsible parenthood," simply taking the language of Humanae Vitae and Familiaris Consortio to its penultimate conclusion even though its respective authors never realized the path on which they were setting what purported to be Catholic teaching on the family any more than Martin Luther recognized the path on which he had set the world.
Hello to "pastoral care" for "same-gender" and "transgendered families."
Hello to "pastoral care" for single mothers who have conceived and borne children by means of artificial insemination.
Hello to "pastoral care" for working mothers and thus say hello to a "papal" call for more "pre-school," "day care" and "after school" programs to afford women a chance to exercise their "dignity" and individuality more and more in the work force and to crash through whatever "glass ceilings" remain there.
Say hello to "papally" sponsored theological, moral and pastoral madness:
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The predicament of divorced and remarried Catholics will be a major topic of discussion when bishops from around the world meet at the Vatican in October 2014.
The Vatican announced Oct. 8 that an extraordinary session of the Synod of Bishops will meet Oct. 5-19, 2014, to discuss the "pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization."
The pope had told reporters accompanying him on his plane back from Rio de Janeiro in July that the next synod would explore a "somewhat deeper pastoral care of marriage," including the question of the eligibility of divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion.
Pope Francis added at the time that church law governing marriage annulments also "has to be reviewed, because ecclesiastical tribunals are not sufficient for this. It is complex, the problem of the pastoral care of marriage."
Such problems, he said, exemplified a general need for forgiveness in the church today.
"The church is a mother, and she must travel this path of mercy, and find a form of mercy for all," the pope said.
The announcement of the synod came amid news that the Archdiocese of Freiburg, Germany, had issued new guidelines making it easier for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion.
The Vatican spokesman, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, said that such matters were more properly dealt with at a church-wide level, "under the guidance of the pope and the bishops."
"For persons or local offices to propose particular pastoral solutions runs the risk of generating confusion," he said. "The Holy Father is placing the pastoral care of the family at the heart of a synod process that will be larger, involving the reflection of the universal church."
The October 2014 gathering will be an "extraordinary general session" of the synod, which according to the Code of Canon Law is held to "deal with matters which require a speedy solution." It will be composed for the most part of the presidents of national bishops' conferences, the heads of the Eastern Catholic Churches, and the heads of major Vatican offices. (Jorge calls synod to discuss families, divorce and remarriage.)
In other words, to avoid "confusion" engendered by the decision of the conciliar authorities in the Archdiocese of Freiburg, Germany, to make "it easier" for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive what is thought to be Holy Communion in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, there needs to be an "extraordinary synod of bishops" to universalize what has happened in the native land of such theological revolutionaries as Martin and Joseph Ratzinger, who himself believed that a way had to be "found" to help such Catholics (see Unable To Rest Until He Has Torn Down The Last Bastion).
Once again, this is all pretty standard fare in the revolutionary world of conciliarism as Jorge Mario Bergoglio comes from a long line of theological miscreants who believe that the moral teaching of Holy Mother Church consists merely of "rules" and not of binding, immutable precepts found in both the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law and who believe that it is "impossible" to expect people in "today's modern world" to simply keep God's Commandments without finding a way to make things "easier for them." This is not the path of sanctity. This is the path of eternal perdition. Nothing else.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio's upcoming "extraordinary synod of bishops" next year will wind up rewarding those who have refused to reform their lives, those who do not want to reform their lives, those who want their lives of sin, including that of wanton perversity, receive ecclesiastical approbation at long last.
This calls to mind the image of a "permanent deacon" in a parish on the South Shore of Long Island in 1981 who, upset with the "results" in Familiaris Consortio, decided to throw darts one evening at a photograph of John Paul II that was on the wall of the parish's religious education office. This fellow has found his "pope" at last, and so have the presbyters who persecuted the pastor of that parish for being "too conservative" and "rigid."
"Rigid" is out in the revolutionary world of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is attempting to complete what Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII started nearly fifty-five years ago by "encountering culture" with a view of "learning" from "the world."
Color Jorge Turquoise
As just noted, one of the "pastoral situations" likely to be addressed by the "extraordinary synod of bishops" next year will be that of "same-gender couples" and Catholics cohabiting with members of the opposite gender without even the veneer of "respectability" provided by a civil marriage license. Jorge Mario Bergoglio has shown himself quite open to the "gay agenda," especially since being "liberated" as "Pope Francis" without having to worry about "Roman interference." He believes he is the "Bishop of Rome," and he is making it clear to one and all that unrepentant sinners are just as much a part of his "church" as is everyone else.
Consider Jorge's continued "outreach" to those who have no intention of quitting their sinful lives of perversity in violation of the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments:
Pen and paper. Among the many revolutions of Pope Bergoglio – in addition to phone calls to the homes of everyday people (recently there was news of a family in Galluzzo telephoned by Francis, who, after inviting them to Assisi, asked if he could bless them and invited them to bring “the greetings and blessings of the Pope” to the parish) – there is also the “mail effect”. He receives a mountain of letters every day at his residence in Santa Marta, sent to him directly by those hoping to reach him by bypassing the “obstacles” of the Curia. And now there are those who think it may have been one of those “messages in a bottle” to inspire Bergoglio’s transformation on the subject of gays. A letter was sent last June to the Pope from several Italian Catholic homosexuals, many of whose signatures were collected by the Kairos group in Florence, which is very active in this area. In the letter, gays and lesbians asked Francis to be recognized as people and not as a “category”, asking for openness and dialogue from the Church, and reminding him that closure “always feeds homophobia”.
This was not the first of its kind to be sent to a pontiff, but one which “no one had ever given even a hint of an answer”, said one of the Kairos leaders, Innocenzo Pontillo. This time, instead, the answer arrived. Along with another letter from the Vatican Secretary of State (the contents of both letters are private, and it was only decided recently to make the exchange public), in which, Pontillo explained, Pope Francis wrote that “he appreciated very much what we had written to him, calling it a gesture of “spontaneous confidence”, as well as “the way in which we had written it.”
But not just that. “The Pope also assured us of his benedictory greeting.” “None of us could have imagined anything like this,” stated the Kairos representative, highlighting how, by contrast, the Archbishop of Florence, Giuseppe Betori, “always refused to even meet with us, claiming that if he did we would be legitimized as homosexuals.” Now Pope Francis actually sends us his benediction, and who knows whether his subsequent remarks about homosexuals (“Who am I to judge gays?” uttered on a plane coming back from Rio de Janeiro, and then the explosive words to Civiltà Cattolica [Catholic Civilization, a Roman Jesuit periodical]: “When God looks at a homosexual person, does he approve of his existence with affection, or does he reject him and condemn him? The person must always be considered”) might not actually be due to this exchange of letters.
In the meantime, the prisoners at Sollicciano [a Florentine prison] wrote a letter to Bergoglio (delivered directly to him in the final days of the prison chaplain don Vincenzo Russo), in which they described the ordeals of prison life and invited him to visit them, possibly on the occasion of the National Church Convention of the CEI [Italian Episcopal Conference], to be held in Florence in 2015 and where the pontiff’s presence is expected.
Now, even the Community of Piagge is addressing the Pope: “The climate has changed, and now those who want something different for the Church must stay with the Pope,” recognizes don Alessandro Santoro. “As a Community,” he explains, “we feel liberated from the many doctrinal snares of the past, and Pope Francis demonstrates how it is possible to go from mere doctrinal obedience to faith in the life of people.” Which “doesn’t mean that the Church can’t have its doctrine, provided that man with his suffering is at the center, as the Gospel says.” From this came the idea (on the occasion of the fourth anniversary, on October 27, of the celebration of the religious marriage of a man to a woman who had been born a man, which cost Santoro his job in Piagge), to write to the Pope “to talk to him about our Community, about what we are doing and why we are doing it, and to ask him what he thinks of the disapproval and blame we have suffered” (in addition to marriage, communion is also offered to gays and remarried divorcees). (Jorge Takes Time to Write To Sodomites.)
What does Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis think of the "disapproval and blame" that his correspondents engaged in sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance have not intention of quitting?
Well, to paraphrase the forty-second President of the United States of America, a charlatan from Hope, Arkansas, he "feels their pain," all of which is self-inflicted, and Jorge's "opinion" is about the same as attitude as the local presbyter, Alessandro Santoro, who was removed from his parish for six months four years ago before being reinstated:
Elsewhere in the province, the parish priest of Le Piagge in Florence,
Don Alessandro Santoro, made headlines when he stated in an interview with the
magazine Panorama that he allows same-sex couples in his parish to participate in
pre-marital courses together with heterosexual couples. Don Santoro is well
known for his acceptance of homosexuals in his parish, contrary to the rulings
of the Catholic church. On October 25, 2009, after he married a same-sex couple
in the church of Le Piagge, he was removed from the parish for six months. (Gay-friendly Tavarnelle.)
Perhaps it would be wise yet again to explain what Saint Paul the Apostle, to whom Jorge Mario Bergoglio claims to be so devoted, had to say about the "approval" that can be expected of those who engage in sins of Sodom:
Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of
their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among
themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and
served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful
affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use
against which is their nature.
And in like manner, the men also, leaving the
natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards
another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in
themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
And as they liked not to have God in their
knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those
things which are not convenient; being filled with all iniquity, malice,
fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention,
deceit, malignity, whisperers, detractors, hateful to God, contumelious,
proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.
Who, having known the justice of God, did not
understand that they who do such things are worthy of death; and not
only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do
them. (Romans 1: 24-32)
Mind you, the hour is late, and thus there is no time even to start talking about Jorge's house (can't use the word "court" as anything that smacks of royalty is just part of the "no church") jester from New York, Timothy Michael Dolan, who is back visiting his old haunts in Rome and expressing his full approval for his "pope's" program of "inclusion" (see Happy Dolan on meeting with Brother Apostate Jorge, American reaction to new Antipope.) There is always tomorrow to make room, lots of room, for him.
As an antidote to Jorge's "inclusiveness," please see Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part three).
Suffice it to say for now, however, that to refuse to exhort someone steeped in sins that cry out to Heaven to convert is the work of Antichrist, not of Christ the King.
We need to pray extra Rosaries the next few days in preparation for Jorge Mario Bergoglio's "consecration" of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. So many people will be fooled by this one event, thinking that it alone redeems their "pope's" "errors" and "misstatements" that are not, we are told, "delivered from the chair."
This is all being done with malice aforethought.
This is the Great Apostasy.
Keep close to Our Lord through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially by praying as many (yes, many) Rosaries each day as your state-in-life permits.
And know that Our Lady's Immaculate Heart will indeed triumph in the end.
To be continued!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Francis Borgia, S.J., pray for us.