As yesterday’s article was posted very during the overnight hours—indeed, just hours before Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is certainly driven by “spirits” to complete the revolutionary work undertaken by Angelo Roncalli/”Saint John XXIII” and then launched into outer space by Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul the Sick, arrived at the Green House, er, White House, for his love-in with Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, prudence dictates that any sustained commentary on yesterday’s marathon propaganda session be delayed until later today, Thursday, September 24, 2015, the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom.
Several points will suffice for the moment, therefore:
First, the publication of the full transcript of the in-flight interview given by “Pope” Francis while flying between Cuba and the United States of America reveals that he is completely unrepentant about refusing to meet with dissidents who have suffered at the hands of the Castro brothers and their minions. He stopped to new depths to justify moral cowardice, doing so very defensively and almost defiantly.
Second, Bergoglio’s answer to the question about his being an antipope gave him an opportunity to demean and mock (Jorge the Humble can be described as the Don Rickles of Buenos Aires when dismissing the gravity of doctrinal issues and his refusal to take them seriously) a [probably apocryphal] woman who had inquired of her “cardinal” about Jorge’s orthodoxy. Bergoglio’s answer requires more time to comment upon than is available now. However, the man never fails to disappoint when it comes to making a serious question into a subject of mockery and ridicule.
Third, Bergoglio’s appearance at the White House with the reigning American caesar, Obama/Soetoro, went according to the script that “Father” Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., had laid out in his interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday on Sunday, September 20, 2015, the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. (See "Humanity" Has Come to "Teach Us to be More Human".) Obama/Soetoro praised Bergoglio, who praised Obama/Soetoro’s “air pollution initiative” effusively. There is nothing in the Sacred Deposit of Faith, “Father” Rosica,” about “air pollution initatives.” There is much about sin and those who enable and celebrate it. Bergoglio can raise “air pollution” and “global warming” in public with a statist, but he cannot mention a supposed “political” issue, the deliberate execution of the innocent preborn in their mothers’ wombs by chemical and surgical means. There is a word for this: hypocrisy. Bergoglio talks about those things that are important to him when he meets with world leaders. Abortion is not one of those things he considers important enough to “offend” a man who has so “courteous” him. (Sure, “courteous” enough to invite a bevy of pro-aborts, dissident Catholics, and open practitioners of moral perversity to be present under the bright White House rainbow.)
Fourth, “Pope Francis’s” most important address yesterday was given to the conciliar “bishops” outside the Cathedral of Saint Matthew in Washington, District of Columbia. This address continued his Casa Santa Marta screeds against those who care about “complex doctrines.” What is complex about Mortal Sin, pray tell?
Fifth, Bergoglio engaged in a wholesale deconstruction of the nature of a true bishop’s duties as he urged them to engage in “dialogue” constantly, meaning that they had to find ways to “include” unrepentant sinners in Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical rites and in the very decision-making of parishes and diocesan chancery offices.
Sixth, “Call Me Jorge” mentioned “abortion” while addressing the “bishops,” doing so, however, in the context of protecting illegal immigrants and of the environment. Sorry, Jorge. Willful murder is one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Call this Bergoglio’s version of the late Joseph “Cardinal” Bernardin’s “seamless garment,” known officially as the “consistent ethic of life.”
Seventh, Bergoglio’s “canonization” of Father Junipero Serra, O.F.M. (for a defense of the truth about Father Serra, please see Father Junipero Serra: Under Attack From the World and Misreprsented by Bergoglio) continued the penchant of the conciliar “popes” to make saints and those who may be worthy of beatification and canonization by a true pope as “witnesses” in behalf of conciliarism’s false doctrines. Bergoglio once again mocked those who want “security” in their Faith and he used some new code language, “Go forward,” repeatedly near the end of the “homily” (which is the only event that I was able to hear in “real time” as I was listening on my phone while running errands some distance away from home for the family). This means that it is necessary to leave “past preconceptions” about the Faith behind in order to be “open” to the “working” of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. There will be much more of this in the days ahead.
Well, Jorge will be addressing a special joint session of the Congress of the United States of America in less than eight hours. I have decided to make these comments brief in order to be somewhat conscious for is as predictable an address as that which he gave yesterday, Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the Feast of Pope Saint Linus and the Commemoration of Saint Thecla, at the White House.
Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, also known as Our Lady of Mercy.
Saint Peter Nolasco founded The Royal, Celestial and Military Order of Our Lady of Mercy and the Redemption of the Captives, known officially as Order of the Virgin Mary of Mercy of the Redemption of Captives, with King James I of Aragon and Saint Raymond of Pennafort in 1218 after Our Lady had appeared to each of them, asking them found and Order to rescue Christians who were being held captives by the Mohammedans. Our Lady of Ransom showered Saint Peter Nolasco with favors as he went about his work of freeing the captured Christians. Consider the account of this order's founding as provided by Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., in The Liturgical Year for this great feast day:
The Office of the time gives us, at the close of September, the Books of Judith and Esther. Those heroic women were figures of Mary, whose birthday is the honour of this month, and who comes at once to bring assistance to the world.
'Adonai, Lord God, great and admirable, who hast wrought salvation by the hand of a woman;' the Church introduces the history of the heroine, who delivered Bethulia by the sword, whereas Mardochai's niece rescued her people from death by her winsomeness and by her intercession. The Queen of heaven, in her peerless perfection, outshines them both, in gentleness, in valour, and in beauty. Today's feast is a memorial of the strength she puts forth for the deliverance of her people.
Finding their power crushed in Spain, and in the east checked by the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem, the Saracens, in the Twelfth Century, become wholesale pirates, and scoured the seas to obtain slaves for the African markets. We shudder to think of the numberless victims, of every age, sex, and condition, suddenly carried off from the coasts of Christian lands, or captured on the the high seas, and condemned to the disgrace of the harem or the miseries of the bagnio. Here, nevertheless, in many an obscure prison, were enacted scenes of heroism worthy to compare with those witnessed in the early persecutions; here was a new field for Christian charity; new horizons opened out for heroic self-devotion. Is not the spiritual good thence arising a sufficient reason for the permission of temporal ills? Without this permission, heaven would have for ever lacked a portion of its beauty.
When, in 1696, Innocent XII extended this feast to the whole Church, he afforded the world an opportunity of expressing its gratitude by a testimony as universal as the benefit received.
Differing from the Order of holy Trinity, which had been already twenty years in existence, the Order of Mercy was founded as it were in the very face of the Moors; and hence it originally numbered more knights than clerks [clerics] among its members. It was called the royal,l military, and religious Order of our Lady of Mercy for the ransom of captives. The clerics were charged with the celebration of the Divine Office in the commandaries; the knights guarded the coasts, and undertook the perilous enterprise of ransoming Christian captives. St. Peter Nolasco was the first Commander or Grand Master of the Order; when his relics were discovered, he was found armed with sword and cuirass.
In the following lines the Church gives us her thoughts upon the facts which we have already learnt.
At the time when the Saracen yoke oppressed the larger and more fertile part of Spain, and great numbers of the faithful were detained in cruel servitude, at the great risk of denying the Christian faith and losing their eternal salvation, the most blessed Queen of heaven graciously came to remedy all these great evils, and showed her exceeding charity in redeeming her children. She appeared with beaming countenance to Peter Nolasco, a man conspicuous for wealth and piety, who in his holy meditations was ever striving to devise some means of helping the innumerable Christians living in misery as captives of the Moors. She told him it would be very pleasing to her and her only-begotten Son, if- ia religious Order were instituted in her honour, whose members should devote themselves to delivering the captives from Turkish tyranny. Animated this heavenly vision, the man of God was inflamed with burning love, having but one desire at heart, viz: that both he and the Order he was to found, might be devoted to the exercise of that highest charity, for the laying down of life for one's friends and neighbours.
That same night, the most holy Virgin appeared also to blessed Raymond of Pengnafort, and to James king of Aragon, telling them of her wish to have the Order instituted, and exhorting them to lend their aid to so great an undertaking. Meanwhile Peter hastened to relate the whole matter to Raymund, who was his confessor; and finding it had been already revealed to him from heaven, submitted humbly to his direction. King James next arrived, fully resolved to carry out the instructions he also had received from the blessed Virgin. Having therefore taken counsel together and being all of one mind, they set about instituting an Order in honour of the Virgin Mother, under the invocation of our Lady of Mercy for the ransom of captives.
On the tenth of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand two hundred and eighteen, king James put into execution what the two holy men had planned. The members of the Order bound themselves by a fourth vow to remain, when necessary, as securities in the power of the pagans, in order to deliver Christians. The king granted them licence to bear his royal arms upon their breast, and obtained from Gregory IX the confirmation of this religious institute distinguished by such eminent brotherly charity. God himself gave increase to the work through his Virgin Mother; so that the Order spread rapidly and prosperously over the whole world. It soon reckoned many holy men remarkable for their charity and piety who collected alms from Christ's faithful, to be spent in redeeming their brethren; and sometimes gave themselves up as ransom for many others. In order that due thanks might be rendered to God and his Virgin Mother for the benefit of such an institution, the apostolic See allowed this special feast and Office to be celebrated, and also granted innumerable other privileges to the Order.
Blessed be thou, O Mary, the honour and the joy of thy people! On the day of thy glorious Assumption, thou didst take possession of thy queenly dignity for our sake; and the annals of the human race are a record of thy merciful interventions. The captives whose chains thou hast broken, and whom thou hast set free from the degrading yoke of the Saracens, may be reckoned by millions. We are still rejoicing in the recollection of thy dear birthday; and thy smile is sufficient to dry our tears and chase away the clouds of grief. And yet, what sorrows there are still upon the earth, where thou didst drink such long draughts from the cup of suffering! Sorrows are sanctifying and beneficial to some; but there are other and unprofitable griefs, springing from social injustice: the drudgery of the factory, or the tyranny of the strong over the weak, may be worse than slavery in Algiers or Tunis. Thou alone, O Mary, canst break the inextricable chains, in which the cunning price of darkness entangles the dupes he has deceived by the high-sounding names of equality and liberty. Show thyself a Queen, by coming to the rescue. the whole earth, the entire human race, cries out to thee, in the words of Mardochai: 'Speak to the king for us, and deliver us from death.' (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year, Time After Pentecost, Volume 14, pp. 261-266.)
Yes, indeed the high-sounding names of "equality and liberty," the clarion calls of the French Revolution and Modernity's warfare against the Social Reign of Christ the King, have indeed enslaved men and their nations It is with that revolution, of course, that the then Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger wrote in Principles of Catholic Theology that what he thinks, falsely, of course, is the Catholic Church has made "its official reconciliation." Jorge Mario Bergoglio is celebrating this “reconciliation” his pollutes the atmosphere around him with the smoke of Antichrist.
We need to pray to Our Lady of Ransom--Our Lady of Mercy--to ransom us from the perils of this present time of apostasy and betrayal as we seek shelter in her loving arms and as we have recourse in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance to the mercy that has been won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on the wood of the Holy Cross so that we may be ransomed from our attachment even to the slightest Venial Sin and as we seek to live more penitentially each day by making sincere acts of reparation for our sins, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our state in life permits.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Ransom, 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.