Perhaps an important key to understanding the increasingly bizarre, out-of-control behavior being exhibited by Jorge Mario Bergoglio as he turned seventy-eight years of age on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Ember Wednesday in Advent, is that he, despite being two years shy of his eightieth birthday, is simply a juvenile delinquent whose charade as "Pope Francis" has permitted him to be unfettered from the constraints that had been imposed upon by various superiors prior to his election on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Think about this for a moment, if you will.
This is the first time in his entire life that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has not had to answer to anyone here on the face of this earth who is above him, and he is flaunting his "freedom" from the "shackles" of authority just a little child would do when given free rein in a candy store. He is doing whatever his little heart desires.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio constantly denounces the doctrines, liturgy and practices that he grew up to despise during his young. This appears to be based in a deep-seated hatred of the "constraints" that the "no church" imposed upon his own expansive expressiveness in his youth from the time of his birth on December 17, 1936, to the time that he entered the Jesuit novitiate on March 11, 1958, becoming even more "liberated" during his Jesuit formation, all but seven months of which took place after the death of Pope Pius XII on October 9, 1958.
Bergoglio developed a deep hatred for the Immemorial Mass of Tradition and the Faith which it is best expressed and protected liturgically during his early years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is why he persecuted traditionally-minded religious sisters in Argentina during his time as conciliar "archbishop" there from 1998 to March 13, 2013, and why he has authorized the persecution of the traditionally minded priests/presbyters and religious sisters of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.
Here is another reminder of how Jorge Mario "Cardinal" persecuted the traditional religious sisters in Argentina:
"Msgr." Bergoglio is a cold and authoritarian man, in the service of a part of a certain modernist ideology. Now he is a "pope." A change in mentality perhaps, even if our degree of respect for him changes, given the loftiness of his office?
Let us look at the story of the excellent periodical "Página Católica". During the times of his being "archbishop" of Buenos Aires he disbanded the holy Order of nuns that was founded in the 18th century by Mother Antula, María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, the Congregation of the Daughters of the Divine Savior, that had various colleges and constructed a House of Exercises in Buenos Aires, a jewel of colonial architecture and a placed blessed with so much graces.
Now, coming from the "Holy See", follows another act of despotism towards another Congregation, the Franciscans of the Immaculata with the same ferocity.
Reading the story demonstrates that there isn't any line added because it is sufficient for any Catholic heart to understand and repudiate such a horrible spectacle of ecclesiastical tyranny against the Faith, to holy vocations, and good customs.
Lamentably, it is not possible to reproduce the interviews given to the nuns thrown out on the streets by "Msgr." Bergoglio. But the can be found by opening the webpage of http://pagina-catolica.
Cosme Beccar Varela
July 30, 2013
Friars of the Immaculate and a "porteño" drama
The nuns of the Holy House of Exercises, an analogous case with the Franciscans of the Immaculata?
Modernism demands that the poor pay for their own destruction.
Today the walls of the Holy House of Exercises breath in solitude.
"Your preferred option has to be the poor," the Neo-Modernists tell us who are abundantly governing the Church, every time there is a clamor to celebrate the true Catholic Mass.
Thus, they foment an ideological animosity between Traditionalism and Charity, on one hand and an erroneous and automatic identity between Progressive Neo-Modernism and true charity towards the needy.
In effect, as sound Catholic doctrine teaches, Charity firstly corrects the erring and showing them the pathway to salvation. Thus true love is yearns for the good of the beloved; the good which is ultimately nothing other than to merit everlasting life.
By this, those who long for the diffusion of the traditional doctrine and liturgy, are the first who have opted preferentially for the poor, by trying to provide them the Mass that has brought holiness upon millions of Catholics throughout the last 2,000 years; and even in the mere human order, it is a monument of good taste and the most exquisite of human arts; incomparably more splendid than that "witches' sabbath" of the Neo-Modernists of the Novus Ordo that they have accustomed the universal church.
But those who proclaim themselves advanced in the solicitude of the poor, many times drop their mask without them knowing it.
We know that "pope" Francis has taken that name in order to demonstrate a life developed in poverty. Therefore we must suppose that the Friars of the Immaculata are truly poor.
Not withstanding, the decree signed in July 11 by which was intervened upon the Congregation by means of a Pontifical Commissary, that includes only three established conditions:
1. Designate Fr. Fidenzio Volpi, OFM Cap, Apostolic Commissar ad nuntum Santae Sedis of the Congregation, with all the applicable powers.
2. Dispose "that it corresponds upon the Institute of Franciscan Friars of the Immaculata, to reimburse all the expenditure incurred by the Commissary and the personnel that will be eventually designated, as honorary for their services."
3. Besides what has been mentioned, the "Holy" Father Francis has disposed that everyone of the religious of the Congregation of the Friars of the Immaculata are obliged to celebrate the liturgy according to the "ordinary" form and that eventually, the use of the "extraordinary" form (Vetus Ordo) has to be explicitly authorized by the corresponding authorities, for every religious and/or community that asks for it."
Thus, we see the knavishness as it manifests itself. Then, in the end, some poor monks will be bereft of the greatest of all treasures, the Traditional Liturgy of the Church. They have to pay for such a great price!
Those who might have doubts as to what this intervention can possibly mean should consider the following: the decree that we have analyzed can only have two dispositions: rob the Tridentine Mass and determine who will pay for the cost of such operation.
Go forth, standard bearers of the poor knowing that God will repay you abundantly and immediately for your great generosity!
The situation that has been raised has had a similarity with a dramatic case that occurred in Buenos Aires under the "archbishopric" of "Cardinal" Bergoglio. We have spoken for some time about this lamentable subject matter, but let us allow ourselves to return to it even if it be succinctly, then we can illustrate to ourselves about what to expect from the Institute of the Friars of the Immaculata.
Founded in the 18th century by Mother Antula and Maria Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, the Congregation of the Daughters of the Divine Savior has reached a degree of prosperity that, in our time, it has been possessor of various Catholic Colleges with thousands of students, one located in the exclusive Avenue of the Liberator in San Isidro, over all, of the terrain where they erected the Sanctuary of St. Cayetan in Liniers (a lot of money in alms) whose revenue was administered by the nuns.
At an opportune moment, "Cardinal" Bergoglio asked of the Mother Superior to transfer the property of the Sanctuary to the Archbishopric of Buenos Aires. Days later, after consulting her councilor Mother Hilda Ledesma responded to the Cardinal in the negative.
Having had a crystal ball maybe would have avoided the catastrophe of ceding to the disposal of the now "pope" Francis, in order to avoid the despoliation of all the goods and the near extinction of the order, as later accounted.
Because, in no time, he designated an apostolic visitor in the person of a Jesuit friend of Bergoglio: the current bishop Hugo Salaberry de Azul, in the province of Buenos Aires. The excuse: that close to 30 nuns lived in the Holy House of Exercises, some young women who in the majority are from Paraguay won for Christ by the zeal of one nun of that nationality, were there detained against their wills and isolated from society.
The isolation is concluded by the fact that these sisters were instructed in the same convent by professors designated as ad hoc, that which was made to avoid excessive contact with the world in which many nuns are used to nowadays.
A little later, in the first hours of the morning, when some nuns haven't yet groomed themselves, an unfolding of unusual Curial functions informed them that the "Holy See," with the signature of "Cardinal" Re, has designated as Apostolic Commissar on "Msgr." Horacio Garcia, Pro Vicar General of the Archdiocese. The lettered "priest" that was supposed to accompany him excused himself for not being in agreement. In his place came "Fr." Alejandro Russo, current Rector of the Cathedral of Buenos Aires (a favor in return for a favor?)
"Cardinal" Re reigned over the Congregation of the Religious and Institutes of Consecrated Life, who lived here and had one relative in the Archbishopric Curia. A man very close to Bergoglio, who was the one who earned for him the ring of the Fisherman is being flaunted by Francis and that he inherited from a secretary of Paul VI.
The end of this long story, that would give an argument by its vicissitudes to a drama that will be a sure best seller in book stores, ended with the Mother Superior confined to in Cordoba, the sisters returned to the world in such a manner that it can be said that the congregation ceased to exist, and the money and properties in the hands of the "Apostolic Commissariate" whose intervention is prolonged sine die.
An eminent example if how these Pharisees care for the poor, is the case of Mirna, a young Paraguayan woman who had been in the convent since 14 years of age and was bidden farewell by "Msgr." Garcia who put her in the streets without informing her parents, and without even giving her a single cent to look after her needs.
We put on video all of her declarations and we invite our readers to reread an old post of this blog where she tells her story.
At this point of the story our readers allow us to vent with a phrase that is quite irreverent: to those who want to cheat, are good for nothing losers. You who call yourselves progressive, not only do you put souls in grave danger, neither do you know how to look after the needs of the body.
According to the very victims, the Apostolic Commissary disposed that the nuns and novices find out their true vocation, with a method that we can call an immersion in the world: psychoanalysis and including exposure to eroticism. About this, it has already been written in this blog. (Translation provided by Mr. Juan Carlos Araneta.)
This persecution of anyone who is in least bit devoted to the immutable truths of the Catholic Faith and to the Immemorial Mass of Tradition represents a total rejection of everything to do with the "no church" that he believes had shackled him. Those he denounces as Pelagians and Pharisees and restorationists and as "rigid" and "dead" and "cold-hearted" and "corrupt" are reproaches to his conscience and a reminder to him of all that he despised in his youth, all that kept "Bergoglio from being Bergoglio" prior to March 13, 2013. The man who is now having the time of his life, and he is "humbly" letting the world know that this is so.
There is no longer any "conservative" Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II or "traditional" Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI (who is only nine years older than Bergoglio/Francis even though the latter refers to his "the dear old man") to control his wildest impulses to speak his mind without concern for those things he believes "do not matter" to God, you know, such little things as "doctrine," integrity of worship," "purity of morals" and fealty to pastoral duties.
With all of the myriad problems within the counterfeit church of conciliarism, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis sees fit to engage in a daily screed against traditionally-minded Catholics, who comprise but a tiny fraction of his false church's membership, and to consider as "divisive" those within it who are opposed to the revolutionary agenda of conciliarism, including, of course, the Protestant and Judeo- Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service.
Bergoglio has done this consistently for the past twenty months, six days now. Consistently. Obsessively. Compulsively. Even though he just turned seventy-eight years of age three days ago now, that is, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Feast of Saint Eusebius and the Commemoration of the Third Sunday of Advent, the man is a complete juvenile delinquent who is unceasingly relentless in his quest to tear down and “make a mess” of whatever remaining vestiges of Catholicism exist in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
Moreover, as noted in yesterday's commentary, Giving Aid and Comfort to Murderers, part two, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is intent on making it absolutely impossible for any successor of his as the universal public face of apostasy to even consider reversing the course of his manic whirlwind of upheaval that he means to institutionalize in every nook and cranny of the conciliar structures before he dies or decides to return to the barrios in Argentina to live out his masquerade as “Padre Jorge” after having completed the “Pope Francis” masquerade.
It was just this morning, Friday, December 19, 2014, Ember Friday in Advent, that the motor mouth from Argentina once again attack the Divine Constitution of Holy Mother Church, something that he has done on a regular basis, of course, in such an open manner than no one who considers himself a faithful Catholic can excuse or justify:
The Pope’s reflections on the themes of sterility and motherhood were taken from the biblical account of two miraculous births, those of Samson and John the Baptist, both born to women who were formerly sterile. He said this symbol of sterility as recounted in the Bible is seen as the sign of a human person incapable of moving forward. Therefore the Church, he said, wants to make us reflect on the issue of human sterility.
Sterility and new Creation
“From sterility, the Lord is able to restart a new lineage, a new life. And that is the message of today. When humanity is exhausted and can no longer go forward, grace comes, the Son comes and Salvation comes. And that exhausted Creation gives way to a new creation.”
Today’s message, the Pope continued, is this second Creation that comes when the earth is exhausted. We are awaiting the newness of God and that’s what Christmas is about. He pointed out that the mothers of Samson and John the Baptist were able to give birth thanks to the action of the Spirit of the Lord and asked what is the message of these biblical accounts? The reply, he said, is that we must open ourselves to the Spirit of God because we cannot do it by ourselves.
Openess to the newness of God
“This too makes me think of our mother Church and of so much sterility within our Mother Church: when because of the weight of the hope in the Commandments, that pelagianism that all of us carry within our bones, she becomes sterile. She believes she is capable of giving birth… no, she can’t! The Church is a mother and only becomes a mother when she opens to the newness of God, to the strength of the Spirit. When she says to herself: “I do everything, but I’ve finished, I can’t go forward!”, the Spirit comes.”
A mother and not an entrepreneur
Pope Francis then went on to reflect on the sterility within the Church and her openness to becoming a mother through her faith.
“And today is also a day to pray for our Mother Church, because of so much sterility within the people of God. A sterility arising from egoism, from power … when the Church believes she can do everything, that she can take charge of the consciences of the people, walk along the road of the Pharisees, of the Sadducees, along the road of hypocrisy, yes, the Church is sterile. Let’s pray. That this Christmas our Church may be open to the gift of God, that she may allow herself to be surprised by the Holy Spirit and be a Church that gives birth, a mother Church. Many times I think that in some places the Church is more like an entrepreneur than a mother.”
The Pope concluded his homily by imploring the Lord for the grace of fertility and motherhood within our Church so that above all the Church is a mother, just like Mary. (The Church is not an entrepreneur but a mother.)
While it is certainly true that the counterfeit church of conciliarism is sterile as it based upon a false theology that is enshrined and expressed in its “full, active and conscious” evolutionary manner in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service that is devoid of any validity and is “presided over” by men who are neither bishops or priests, it is heretical and blasphemous to assert that the Catholic Church, the Mystical Spouse of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Bridegroom, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, can ever be “sterile.” She has been given the charge by Our Lord Himself to safeguard His Sacred Deposit of Faith with inviolable purity, which has kept without a single taint of error and corruption as she is protected by the Vivifier Himself, God the Holy Ghost, the very Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity.
To assert that the Catholic Church only “becomes a mother” when she is “open” to “newness” and to contend that God the Holy Ghost only “comes” to her when she decides to lighten the “weight of the commandments” is scandalously profane and beyond revulsion. This sort of assertion comes straight from the mouth of one is directly inspired by demons. Of this there can be no doubt whatsoever. This hideous, blaspheming heretic is a mocker of everything true, holy and pure.
Here is a reminder why this is so:
66. And if at times there appears in the Church something that indicates the weakness of our human nature, it should not be attributed to her juridical constitution, but rather to that regrettable inclination to evil found in each individual, which its Divine Founder permits even at times in the most exalted members of His Mystical Body, for the purpose of testing the virtue of the shepherds no less than of the flocks, and that all may increase the merit of their Christian faith. For, as We said above, Christ did not wish to exclude sinners from His Church; hence if some of her members are suffering from spiritual maladies, that is no reason why we should lessen our love for the Church, but rather a reason why we should increase our devotion to her members. Certainly the loving Mother is spotless in the Sacraments, by which she gives birth to and nourishes her children; in the faith which she has always preserved inviolate; in her sacred laws imposed on all; in the evangelical counsels which she recommends; in those heavenly gifts and extraordinary graces through which, with inexhaustible fecundity,  she generates hosts of martyrs, virgins and confessors. But it cannot be laid to her charge if some members fall, weak or wounded. In their name she prays to God daily: "Forgive us our trespasses"; and with the brave heart of a mother she applies herself at once to the work of nursing them back to spiritual health. When therefore we call the Body of Jesus Christ "mystical," the very meaning of the word conveys a solemn warning. It is a warning that echoes in these words of St. Leo: "Recognize, O Christian, your dignity, and being made a sharer of the divine nature go not back to your former worthlessness along the way of unseemly conduct. Keep in mind of what Head and of what Body you are a member."  (Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)
These firings, therefore, with all diligence and care having been formulated by us, we define that it be permitted to no one to bring forward, or to write, or to compose, or to think, or to teach a different faith. Whosoever shall presume to compose a different faith, or to propose, or teach, or hand to those wishing to be converted to the knowledge of the truth, from the Gentiles or Jews, or from any heresy, any different Creed; or to introduce a new voice or invention of speech to subvert these things which now have been determined by us, all these, if they be Bishops or clerics let them be deposed, the Bishops from the Episcopate, the clerics from the clergy; but if they be monks or laymen: let them be anathematized. (Constantinople III).
These and many other serious things, which at present would take too long to list, but which you know well, cause Our intense grief. It is not enough for Us to deplore these innumerable evils unless We strive to uproot them. We take refuge in your faith and call upon your concern for the salvation of the Catholic flock. Your singular prudence and diligent spirit give Us courage and console Us, afflicted as We are with so many trials. We must raise Our voice and attempt all things lest a wild boar from the woods should destroy the vineyard or wolves kill the flock. It is Our duty to lead the flock only to the food which is healthful. In these evil and dangerous times, the shepherds must never neglect their duty; they must never be so overcome by fear that they abandon the sheep. Let them never neglect the flock and become sluggish from idleness and apathy. Therefore, united in spirit, let us promote our common cause, or more truly the cause of God; let our vigilance be one and our effort united against the common enemies.
Indeed you will accomplish this perfectly if, as the duty of your office demands, you attend to yourselves and to doctrine and meditate on these words: "the universal Church is affected by any and every novelty" and the admonition of Pope Agatho: "nothing of the things appointed ought to be diminished; nothing changed; nothing added; but they must be preserved both as regards expression and meaning." Therefore may the unity which is built upon the See of Peter as on a sure foundation stand firm. May it be for all a wall and a security, a safe port, and a treasury of countless blessings. To check the audacity of those who attempt to infringe upon the rights of this Holy See or to sever the union of the churches with the See of Peter, instill in your people a zealous confidence in the papacy and sincere veneration for it. As St. Cyprian wrote: "He who abandons the See of Peter on which the Church was founded, falsely believes himself to be a part of the Church . . . .
But for the other painful causes We are concerned about, you should recall that certain societies and assemblages seem to draw up a battle line together with the followers of every false religion and cult. They feign piety for religion; but they are driven by a passion for promoting novelties and sedition everywhere. They preach liberty of every sort; they stir up disturbances in sacred and civil affairs, and pluck authority to pieces. (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
As for the rest, We greatly deplore the fact that, where the ravings of human reason extend, there is somebody who studies new things and strives to know more than is necessary, against the advice of the apostle. There you will find someone who is overconfident in seeking the truth outside the Catholic Church, in which it can be found without even a light tarnish of error. Therefore, the Church is called, and is indeed, a pillar and foundation of truth. You correctly understand, venerable brothers, that We speak here also of that erroneous philosophical system which was recently brought in and is clearly to be condemned. This system, which comes from the contemptible and unrestrained desire for innovation, does not seek truth where it stands in the received and holy apostolic inheritance. Rather, other empty doctrines, futile and uncertain doctrines not approved by the Church, are adopted. Only the most conceited men wrongly think that these teachings can sustain and support that truth. (Pope Gregory XVI, Singulari Nos, May 25, 1834.)
In the Catholic Church Christianity is Incarnate. It identifies Itself with that perfect, spiritual, and, in its own order, sovereign society, which is the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and which has for Its visible head the Roman Pontiff, successor of the Prince of the Apostles. It is the continuation of the mission of the Savior, the daughter and the heiress of His Redemption. It has preached the Gospel, and has defended it at the price of Its blood, and strong in the Divine assistance and of that immortality which has been promised it, It makes no terms with error but remains faithful to the commands which it has received, to carry the doctrine of Jesus Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and to protect it in its inviolable integrity. (Pope Leo XIII, A Review of His Pontificate, March 19, 1902.)
For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
Let, therefore, the separated children draw nigh to the Apostolic See, set up in the City which Peter and Paul, the Princes of the Apostles, consecrated by their blood; to that See, We repeat, which is 'the root and womb whence the Church of God springs,' not with the intention and the hope that 'the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth' will cast aside the integrity of the faith and tolerate their errors, but, on the contrary, that they themselves submit to its teaching and government. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is, after all, only a completely faithful son of the conciliar revolution against the Catholic Faith, mocks God the Holy Ghost, to Whom He is supposedly, so open, Whose infallible protected guided the Fathers of Holy Mother Church’s twenty true infallible general councils and kept any of our true popes, who spoke as with “one voice” about Catholic doctrine as they have merely echoed the voice of the Good Shepherd Himself, Christ the King, from teaching error of any kind at any time on any defined pint contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith.
Much like Martin Luther before him, Jorge Mario Bergoglio celebrates sin, impurity, lewdness, immodesty and all manner of degrading practices because he believes that it is too “burdensome” to keep the Ten Commandments and that it is “impossible” for men to reform their lives in cooperation with the graces that Our Lord sends to them through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.
Martin Luther’s hideous words might as well be those of Bergoglio himself:
Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.... as long as we are here [in this world] we have to sin.... No sin will separate us from the Lamb, even though we commit fornication and murder a thousand times a day." (Let Your Sins Be Strong: A Letter from Martin Luther to Philip Melancthon. number 99, August 1, 1521)
Such a heretical view of sin and its effects on the soul--and on the entire Church Militant here on the face of this earth--is nothing other than an open invitation to sin, heedless of the ways in which each Actual Sin, whether Mortal or Venial, darkens the intellect, weakens the will and disorders our already disorderly passions more and more. Such a heretical view of sin and its effects on the soul--and on the entire Church Militant here on the face of this earth--denies the simple truth that Mortal Sin does indeed deprive one of the state of Justification, that is, of Sanctifying Grace, making one a mortal enemy of God until he has been reconciled to Him in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, which was instituted by Our Lord Himself when He spoke these words to the Apostles on Easter Sunday after His Resurrection from the dead:
He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained. (John 20: 21-23.)
Who cares that Martin Luther rejected the truth that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ instituted the Sacrament of Penance?
Not Jorge Mario Bergoglio, that’s for sure, as he is preparing to celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Revolution against the true Church that Our Lord founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, and that has enjoyed a perpetual immunity from error and heresy with the Lutherans themselves:
In his words to the German Church leaders, the Pope said half a century of significant progress in the dialogue between Lutherans and Catholics is grounded in sincere friendship and growing cooperation between the two communities. He said the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, signed 15 years ago in the Bavarian city of Augsburg, is a milestone which enables us to continue with confidence along the ecumenical journey which St John Paul II described as an essential task of the Catholic Church.
Noting how the bells in all cathedrals across Germany were rung last month to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II decree on ecumenism, the Pope said we must celebrate past progress, while looking towards the future with hope. While the goal of full unity sometimes seems to be clouded by different views of the nature of Church, Pope Francis said we must never resign ourselves but rather be focused on the next step forward.
The Pope noted with pleasure that the bilateral dialogue commission of the German bishops conference and the Lutheran Evangelical Church is concluding its work on the theme of God and human dignity. He noted that all questions regarding the family, marriage, sexuality and human life are essential issues that must not be ignored out of fear of jeopardising our ecumenical consensus.
Finally Pope Francis looked ahead to the fifth centenary of the Reformation which Lutherans and Catholics will be commemorating together in 2017, not as “a triumphalistic celebration”, but as a “profession of our common faith in the One, Triune God”. He said may this event encourage us all, with the help of God and the support of the Holy spirit, to take further steps towards reconciliation and unity. (Head of Conciliar Sect urges Lutherans and Catholics to take further steps towards unity.)
Birds of a heretical feather do flock together, do they not?
Consider the words of Bergoglio’s predecessor, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, at the Lutheran Church of Rome on Sunday, March 14, 2010, Laetare Sunday:
The sequela is carried out in this "we". Being Christian means "being we" in the community of Christ's disciples. And this poses for us the question of ecumenism: sorrow at having broken this "we", at having split the one path into so many paths. As a result the witness we must give is obscured and love cannot find its full expression. What must we say in this regard? Today we hear many complaints about the fact that ecumenism has reached a stalemate and that there are mutual accusations. Yet I think we should first of all be grateful that so much unity already exists. It is wonderful that today, Laetare Sunday, we can pray together, sing the same hymns, listen to the same word of God, explain it and seek to understand it together; that we look to the one Christ whom we see and to whom we wish to belong and that, in this manner, we are already witnessing that he is one, the One who has called us all and to whom, in the deepest way possible, we all belong. I believe that above all it is this that we should show the world: not every sort of dispute and conflict, but joy and gratitude at the fact that the Lord is granting this to us and that real unity exists that can become ever deeper and become increasingly a testimony of Christ's word, of Christ's way in this world. Of course, this must not satisfy us, although we must be grateful for these shared dimensions. Yet the fact that in the essentials, in the celebration of the Blessed Eucharist we are unable to drink from the same cup, we are unable to gather round the same altar, cannot but fill us with sorrow for it is we who are guilty of this, we who cloud this testimony. It must make us inwardly restless on our journey toward greater unity in the knowledge that, basically, the Lord alone can give this to us. For a unity agreed by us would be a human act, hence brittle, like everything made by the human hand. Let us give ourselves to him, let us seek to know and love him, to see him ever better. Let us therefore allow him to lead us, truly, to full unity, for which we should pray with every urgency at this moment. (Visit to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rome .)
This is quite a contrast from the solemn discharge of papal duty exercised by Pope Pius IX in Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868:
"It is therefore by force of the right of Our supreme Apostolic ministry, entrusted to us by the same Christ the Lord, which, having to carry out with [supreme] participation all the duties of the good Shepherd and to follow and embrace with paternal love all the men of the world, we send this Letter of Ours to all the Christians from whom We are separated, with which we exhort them warmly and beseech them with insistence to hasten to return to the one fold of Christ; we desire in fact from the depths of the heart their salvation in Christ Jesus, and we fear having to render an account one day to Him, Our Judge, if, through some possibility, we have not pointed out and prepared the way for them to attain eternal salvation. In all Our prayers and supplications, with thankfulness, day and night we never omit to ask for them, with humble insistence, from the eternal Shepherd of souls the abundance of goods and heavenly graces. And since, if also, we fulfill in the earth the office of vicar, with all our heart we await with open arms the return of the wayward sons to the Catholic Church, in order to receive them with infinite fondness into the house of the Heavenly Father and to enrich them with its inexhaustible treasures. By our greatest wish for the return to the truth and the communion with the Catholic Church, upon which depends not only the salvation of all of them, but above all also of the whole Christian society: the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if it is not of one fold and one shepherd." (Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868.)
Anyone who thinks that the "popes" of the counterfeit church of concilairism have maintained the teaching of the Catholic Church "exactly the same" as Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" instituted it" is not thinking very clearly. The conciliar “popes,” including Antipope Emeritus Ratzinger and his robo-charged successor, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, have not feared having to render an account to Christ the King for not having pointing out and prepared the way for Protestants to attain eternal salvation as he believes that they, although barred from the "common celebration of the Eucharist," are bearing witness to Our Lord in the world and thus stand together with Catholics in fighting the rising tide of secularism that is the direct and inevitable result of Martin Luther's own diabolical revolution against the Divine Plan that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church.
The conciliar popes have been and continue to be without any regard at all for the honor and glory and majesty of God as he dares to lend credibility to false places of worship and dares to state publicly that those who reject the following errors can give any kind of "witness" other than that which is false:
- Lutherans do not believe that Our Lord instituted a visible, hierarchical church.
- Lutherans thus reject Papal Primacy and Papal Infallibility.
- Lutherans believe that one is saved by making a "profession of faith" in Our Lord, "confessing" their sins to Him privately without the mediation of an alter Christus acting in persona Christi in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, meaning that there is very little that one can do to "lose" his "salvation" thereafter.
- Lutherans believe that the minister is the president of the gathered assembly, not one who offers the unbloody re-presentation of Our Lord's Sacrifice of the Cross to His Co-Equal Father in Spirit and in Truth.
- The Lutheran teaching on the Eucharist is heretical, specifically rejecting the Catholic teaching on the meaning of Transubstantiation (see in, with and under").
- As noted above, Lutherans reject Apostolic (Sacred) Tradition as a source of Divine Revelation.
- Lutherans teach that each individual is his own interpreter of what is contained in Sacred Scripture.
- Lutherans reject the Marian dogmas defined by the authority of the Catholic Church.
- Lutherans reject Purgatory as taught and defined by the authority of the Catholic Church.
- Regardless of the conciliar Vatican's Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, the Lutheran concept of Justification was condemned by the Council of Trent, which happened to have met under the infallible guidance and protection of God the Holy Ghost.
So much Unity?
How about so much apostasy and betrayal?
And it is beneath contempt for the false "pontiff" to have spoken of any kind of "mutual fault" for Martin Luther's revolution that shed so much blood and has devastated so many countless numbers of souls.
The fault is entirely on the side of the lecherous, drunken heretic named Martin Luther, a corrupt monk who wanted to find a "theology" to justify himself in his own refusal to reform his life and to keep his vow of celibacy inviolate.
It makes perfect sense for Bergoglio to want to plan ahead for the big celebration of the event that led to the triumph of one naturalistic ideology after another as most of those who profess to be some kind of generic Christian believe that they are “saved” simply by making a “profession of faith” on their lips and in their hands in the Holy Name of the Divine Saviour. After all, Bergoglio himself has told us that “will be there together” (see General Audience of November 26, 2014) in Heaven, that is, meaning, of course, that he believes in the same kind of false theology as Luther himself, a false theology that is based on the Sin of Presumption.
Bergogilio also has the same kind of disdain for the Holy Mother Church’s granting of indulgences that come from given by Our Lord Himself to Saint Peter:
God loves is free - the Pope continued - just as a mother’s love is for her child. And the child "allows himself to be loved": "this is the grace of God." "But many times, just to be sure, we want to control the grace". He said that "in history and also in our lives we are tempted to transform grace into a kind of a merchandise, perhaps saying to ourselves something like "I have so much grace," or, "I have a soul clean, I am graced":
"In this way this beautiful truth of God's closeness slips into a kind spiritual book-keeping: 'I will do this because it will give me 300 days of grace ... I will do that because it will give me this, and doing so I will accumulate grace'. But what is grace? A commodity? That’s what it appears. And throughout history this closeness of God to his people has been betrayed by this selfish attitude, selfish, by wanting to control grace, to turn it into merchandise". (We Can’t Be Book-keepers of God’s Love.)
By the way, it is still the official doctrine of the counterfeit church of conciliarism that Catholics attached to its structures in the mistaken belief that they represented the Catholic Church, which they do not, can gain indulgences according to the precepts of the “renewed” Enchiridion of Indulgences issued by Giovanni Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI in 1967. Ah, the process of theological evolution concerns even the supposed official doctrine of the false conciliar sect.
While Father Martin Luther at first made the proper distinction between abuses associated with some of the false promises made by various monks about “gaining salvation” by making a charitable contribution to gain an indulgence and what an indulgence actually represents as a remission of the temporal punishment due to our sins, he later abandoned this distinction with his “salvation by faith alone” falsehood that led his own “evangelicals” headlong into lives of profligacy much to his own disappointment and bewilderment. (See With Zeal for Falsehood.)
Not so Jorge Mario Bergoglio. It’s party time in Rome now in preparation for “party time” in eternity.
Who cares about the very words of the Divine Redeemer Himself as he conferred the papacy upon Saint Peter?
Not Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. (Matthew 16: 19.)
As Bishop Richard Challoner noted in his commentary on verse nineteen in the Gospel According to Saint Matthew, the power of binding and loosing as given by Our Lord to the first pope, Saint Peter, refers specifically to the power to remit the temporal punishment due to our sins, that is, to grant indulgences:
 Loose upon earth: The loosing the bands of temporal punishments due to sins, is called an indulgence; the power of which is here granted. (Bishop Richard Challoner, the Douay-Rheims Bible.)
Everything goes in the mind of Jorge Mario Bergoglio because his mind rejected the Catholic Faith in his youth, a rejection that was reaffirmed and nurtured during his seminary days in the 1960s as “Saint John XXIII’s” “Second” Vatican Council went about his work, mostly, of course, under the direction of Giovanni Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul the Sick.
This is why Bergoglio celebrates the impure (the tango), the indecent (Patti Smith), the vulgar (Suour Cristina) and other such manifestations of the horrors of “popular culture” as he believes that all kind of moral restraints are examples of “rigidity” and Pharisaical “burdens” placed upon the people to prevent from knowing the “freedom” that supposedly comes from the “spirit” to live “joyful” lives.
Pope Leo XIII, writing in Exeunte Iam Anno, December 25, 1888, had a word or two to say about those who love being immersed in the world while condemning those who seek to withdraw from its false allurements as “worldly” and “Jansenistic”:
Now the whole essence of a Christian life is to reject the corruption of the world and to oppose constantly any indulgence in it; this is taught in the words and deeds, the laws and institutions, the life and death of Jesus Christ, "the author and finisher of faith." Hence, however strongly We are deterred by the evil disposition of nature and character, it is our duty to run to the "fight proposed to Us," fortified and armed with the same desire and the same arms as He who, "having joy set before him, endured the cross." Wherefore let men understand this specially, that it is most contrary to Christian duty to follow, in worldly fashion, pleasures of every kind, to be afraid of the hardships attending a virtuous life, and to deny nothing to self that soothes and delights the senses. "They that are Christ's, have crucified their flesh, with the vices and concupiscences"-- so that it follows that they who are not accustomed to suffering, and who hold not ease and pleasure in contempt belong not to Christ. By the infinite goodness of God man lived again to the hope of an immortal life, from which he had been cut off, but he cannot attain to it if he strives not to walk in the very footsteps of Christ and conform his mind to Christ's by the meditation of Christ's example. Therefore this is not a counsel but a duty, and it is the duty, not of those only who desire a more perfect life, but clearly of every man "always bearing about in our body the mortification of Jesus." How otherwise could the natural law, commanding man to live virtuously, be kept? For by holy baptism the sin which we contracted at birth is destroyed, but the evil and tortuous roots of sin, which sin has engrafted, and by no means removed. This part of man which is without reason -- although it cannot beat those who fight manfully by Christ's grace -- nevertheless struggles with reason for supremacy, clouds the whole soul and tyrannically bends the will from virtue with such power that we cannot escape vice or do our duty except by a daily struggle. "This holy synod teaches that in the baptized there remains concupiscence or an inclination to evil, which, being left to be fought against, cannot hurt those who do not consent to it, and manfully fight against it by the grace of Jesus Christ; for he is not crowned who does not strive lawfully." There is in this struggle a degree of strength to which only a very perfect virtue, belonging to those who, by putting to flight evil passions, has gained so high a place as to seem almost to live a heavenly life on earth. Granted; grant that few attain such excellence; even the philosophy of the ancients taught that every man should restrain his evil desires, and still more and with greater care those who from daily contact with the world have the greater temptations -- unless it be foolishly thought that where the danger is greater watchfulness is less needed, or that they who are more grievously ill need fewer medicines. (Pope Leo XIII, Exeunte Iam Anno, December 25, 1888.)
Pope Leo XIII explained is not a "counsel but a duty" to walk in the footsteps of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and conform our minds to His as seek to live in a penitential manner and refuse to be drawn into a spirit of worldliness, especially during these Ember Days and on the Vigil of Christmas, a day of fast and total abstinence. We are not to have the false spirit of the world within our hearts, which must beat in unison with the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
May Our Lady help us in these final days of waiting in this Advent to be children of Christ the King, her Divine Son Who was born for us in poverty and anonymity and humility, and not the lords of Modernism or of Modernity.
O Key of David, and sceptre of the house of Israel! who openest, and no man shutteth: who shuttest, and no man openeth; come, and lead the captive from prison, sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death.
Saviour Jesus Christ, King of men and their nations. May the day come soon when He is recognized by the Constitution of the United States of America as the King of this nation as He is of all nations.
Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
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.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Thomas the Apostle, pray for us.
Although it has been some months since I asked the readership of this site to make non-deductible donations in it support, the time has come to do so in order to “lighten the load,” so to speak of the three individuals who have been principally responsible for helping us this year. There are four others who donate as their means permit, some give what is truly a widow’s mite every month without fail.
While I did return to my work as a college professor of political science in late-August, which I enjoyed very much despite some built-in problems with the way the courses were structured to maximize classroom space and to limit instructional time to save the college’s financial overhead, I did run afoul of the thought police for not remaining “neutral” on the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer or on the slicing and dicing of the innocent preborn. There are not “two sides” to killing a baby. Even the income derived from that work for the eight week period before I was sent down the Orwellian memory hole was eaten up, at least for the most part, by the costs of uploading video lectures (most of the instruction was being done via those lectures) and actually driving to the different venues when I met the classes in person. We could not have gotten by financially without the continued help of those seven readers.
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