Although I am working on part four of "Sober Up," which gets longer and longer by the day (the latest development involves Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's demand for recounts in the three states—Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—that aggregately possess enough electoral votes, forty-six in total, that could provide Madame Defarge the presidency after all--seems like it could be—mind you, could be—a back door way for Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton to contest the election results in those states without being called a "sore loser"), I did make the mistake of checking the Vatican website late last evening, Friday, November 25, 2016, the Feast of Saint Catharine of Alexandria. There is thus just a bit of work for me to do before republishing a few older articles today, Saturday, November 26, 2016, the Feast of Saint Sylvester the Abbot and the Commemoration of Saint Peter of Alexandria.
Jorge says he believes in eternal damnation.
He got that wrong.
Not so fine and dandy.
Here is the report as found at the conciliar Vatican's website:
Continuing his reflections on the end of the world, the Pope’s homily focused on the day’s reading from the Book of Revelation that describes how the angel seizes the serpent, chains it up and throws it into the abyss which is then locked and sealed. He said the serpent or devil is thrown into the abyss “so that it would no longer lead the nations astray” because it is the seducer.
“He is a liar and what’s more is the father of lies, he generates lies and is a trickster. He makes you believe that if you eat this apple you will be like a God. He sells it to you like this and you buy it and in the end he tricks you, deceives you and ruins your life. ‘But father, what can we do to avoid being deceived by the devil?’ Jesus teaches us: never converse with the devil. One does not converse with him. What did Jesus do with the devil? He chased him away, he asked his name but did not hold a dialogue with him.”
Pope Francis went on to explain how when Jesus was in the wilderness he defended himself when replying to the devil by using the Word of God and the Word of the Bible. Therefore, he said, we must never converse with this liar and trickster who seeks our ruin and who for this reason will be thrown into the abyss.
The Pope noted that the reading from Revelation describes how the Lord will judge the great and the lowly “according to their deeds” with the damned being thrown into the pool of fire and he said this is the “second death.”
“Eternal damnation is not a torture chamber. That’s a description of this second death: it is a death. And those who will not be received in the Kingdom of God, it's because they have not drawn close to the Lord. These are the people who journeyed along their own path, distancing themselves from the Lord and passing in front of the Lord but then choosing to walk away from Him. Eternal damnation is continually distancing oneself from God. It is the worst pain, an unsatisfied heart, a heart that was created to find God but which, out of arrogance and self-confidence, distances itself from God.”
Pope Francis said distancing oneself from God who gives happiness and who loves us so much is the “fire” and the road to eternal damnation. Noting how the final image in the reading from Revelation ends with a vision of hope the Pope concluded his homily by saying if we open up our hearts with humility we too will have joy and salvation and will be forgiven by Jesus.
“Hope is what opens our hearts to the encounter with Jesus. This is what awaits us: the encounter with Jesus. It’s beautiful, very beautiful. And He asks us only to be humble and say ‘Lord.’ It’s enough to say that word and He will do the rest.” (Eternal Damnation Is Not A Torture Chamber.)
"Pope Francis" may or may not realize this, but he is an agent of the one he rightly calls a trickster, namely, the devil.
While Bergoglio was correct to have stated the that the prinicpal punishment suffered by those eternally damned is the loss of God, although he did not explain this as the eternal loss of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity, did he?
Moreover, he did not even refer to the place of eternal damnation, hell, and he also referred to an "encounter with Jesus" at the end of one's life, not the Particular Judgment rendered by the Divine Judge Himself, Christ the King. It should also be noted, of course, that to gain Heaven one must be in a state of Sanctifying Grace as a member of the Catholic Church who believes in everything that she teaches.
Bergoglio's belief that the only thing one has to do is to open his "heart to the encounter with Jesus" and to be "humble and say "Lord" is heretical as this is precisely what Martin Luther himself professed.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself told us that not everyone who says "Lord, Lord" will be saved:
Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.  Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock,  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock.
 And every one that heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand,  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.  And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine.  For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes and Pharisees. (Matthew 7: 21-29.)
Thus it is that Bergoglio's recitation of Luther's heresy of "justification by faith alone" is at odds with the very words of Our Lord Himself.
Now that this has been established, though, I would like to point out the fact that soon-to-be octogenarian might be suffering from a case of vascular dementia as he seems to have forgotten that he said in Paragraph 297 of Amoris Laetitia, March 19, 2016, that "No one can be condemned for ever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel." Which is it?
297. It is a matter of reaching out to everyone, of needing to help each person find his or her proper way of participating in the ecclesial community and thus to experience being touched by an “unmerited, unconditional and gratuitous” mercy. No one can be condemned for ever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel! Here I am not speaking only of the divorced and remarried, but of everyone, in whatever situation they find themselves. Naturally, if someone flaunts an objective sin as if it were part of the Christian ideal, or wants to impose something other than what the Church teaches, he or she can in no way presume to teach or preach to others; this is a case of something which separates from the community (cf. Mt 18:17). Such a person needs to listen once more to the Gospel message and its call to conversion. Yet even for that person there can be some way of taking part in the life of community, whether in social service, prayer meetings or another way that his or her own initiative, together with the discernment of the parish priest, may suggest. As for the way of dealing with different “irregular” situations, the Synod Fathers reached a general consensus, which I support: “In considering a pastoral approach towards people who have contracted a civil marriage, who are divorced and remarried, or simply living together, the Church has the responsibility of helping them understand the divine pedagogy of grace in their lives and offering them assistance so they can reach the fullness of God’s plan for them”,328 something which is always possible by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Amoris Laetita, March 19, 2016.)
This is so bold and so blatant a heresy that a few additional refutations are certainly in order at this time.
Let us turn to Saint Peter Claver once again for a review of how he warned hardened sinners that they would be condemned to hell for all eternity if they did not reform their lives:
The labors of Father Claver for the Spaniards met with the same success as those he undertook for the Negroes. It would seem as if God, for His own glory, had imparted to his words a powerful efficacy, and an irresistible charm; a word from him often sufficed to disconcert the most hardened libertine. Emmanuel Rodriguez declared that he had one evening placed himself behind a tree, with a criminal intention. The night was so dark that it was impossible to discern an object at a distance of two or three paces. Yet Father Claver returning from a sick-call, approached the tree, and exclaimed, “Beware, miserable man! For death is on the watch behind that tree.” These words fell like a thunderbolt on Rodriguez; he took to his heels, and entirely renounce his criminal project.
This ascendance over the human heart was so well known, that he was always called to the most desperate sinners when all other means had failed. Two or three instances will suffice. He was told that a man was dying in a state of despair; he would hearken neither to prayers or exhortations: if the crucifix was presented to him, he turned away his head in a rage: the most zealous priests had reaped no other fruit from their labors than the grief of seeing him become more obdurate and rebellious. Father Claver hastened to him, and, from the first, was much better received than any of the others. He spent the remainder of the day in prayer for him, and returned on the morrow full of confidence in God. After saying all that the ardor of his zeal inspired, he drew his crucifix from his bosom, and presented it to the sick man, with the desire that he should reverence it, and place the end upon his mouth. He did so. And at the same moment his heart became softened; he begged pardon of God with every sign of sincere repentance, and after receiving the last sacraments with exemplary piety, he died leaving in the minds of all an assured hope of his salvation. The holy man, full of joy, hastened to the house of a pious gentleman and begged he would join with him in thanking God for the mercy He had shown this poor sinner.
A Spanish woman who had led a profligate life was in danger of death. She seemed possessed by an impure spirit; for to all salutary admonitions her only replies were obscene expressions. Father Claver called to see her and read a gospel over her; but his kindness was acknowledged only by obscene language. The zeal of the chaste man was immediately enkindled, and with a countenance of holy indignation, and a voice which filled the soul of the miserable woman with terror, he presented his crucifix and exclaimed: “Go, since you will, to hell: go, by all means; and here behold your Judge, who condemns you! Silenced by these words, she dared not even raise her eyes. He like a good shepherd, who only strikes the stray sheep to made it re-enter the fold, immediately began in a mild tone to conjure her to hope in the mercy of a God who was crucified for her salvation. These powerful motives moved her heart; she made her confession, and her abundant tears left no room to doubt the sincerity of her conversion. But it was not the same with another libertine woman, whom the servant of God had long exhorted to lead a more regular life. In spite of all his endeavors she always persisted in deferring her conversion till some other time. “Well,” said he to her one day, “continue to close your ears to the voice of God who calls you; in a short time you will see the result of your obstinacy.” the chastisement soon followed the threat; in less than a fortnight she was suddenly attacked by a violent disorder and died in the presence of her accomplice without even time for reflection. (Father John R. Slattery, S.J., The Life of Saint Peter Claver, S.J.: The Apostle of the Negroes, published originally by H. L. Kilner & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1893, and republished by Forgotten Books in 2015, pp, 150-151. See Appendix A below for the full context of Saint Peter Claver's work with libertines.)
This one vignette in and of itself shows a complete contrast between the work of a true priest, a Jesuit missionary, and that of a false priest who is the antithesis of the spirit of the Society of Jesus, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
“No one can be condemned forever,” Jorge?
Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, the Patron Saint of Moral Theologians and a Doctor of Holy Mother Church, gave an entire sermon on “The Eternity of Hell" that shows Bergoglio's denial of punishment of those eternally damned by fire is, of course, most erroneous, shall we say:
6. If hell were not eternal, it would not be so frightful a chastisement. Thomas a Kempis says, that “everything which passes with time is trifling and short." Any pain which has an end is not very appalling. The man who labours under an imposthume or a cancer, must submit to the knife or the cautery: the pain is severe; but because it is soon over it can be borne. But a tooth-ache which lasts for three months without interruption is insupportable. Were a person obliged to lie in the same posture for six months on a soft bed, or even to hear the same music, or the same comedy, night and day for one year, he would fall into melancholy and despondency. Poor blind sinner ! When threatened with hell they say: "If I go there I must have patience." But they shall not say so when they will have entered that region of woes, where they must suffer, not by listening to the same music or the same comedy, nor by lying in the same posture, or by tooth -ache, but by enduring all torments and all evils. “I will heap evils upon them." (Deut. xxxiii. 23.) And all these torments shall never end.
7. They shall never end, and shall never be diminished in the smallest degree. The damned must for ever suffer the same fire, the same privation of God, the same sadness, the same despair. Yes, says St. Cyprian, in eternity there is no change, because the decree is immutable. This thought shall immensely increase their sufferings, by making them feel beforehand, and at each moment, all that they shall have to suffer for eternity. In this description of the happiness of the saints, and the misery of the reprobate, the Prophet Daniel says: "They shall wake some unto life everlasting, and some unto reproach to see it always." (Dan. xii. 2.) They shall always see their unhappy eternity. Ut videant semper. Thus eternity tortures each of the damned not only by his present pains, but with all his future sufferings, which are eternal.
8. These are not opinions controverted among theologians; they are dogmas of faith clearly revealed in the sacred Scriptures. "Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire." (Matt. xxv. 41.) Some will say: The fire, but not the punishment of the damned is ever lasting. Such the language of the incredulous, but it is folly. For what other purpose would God make this fire eternal, than to chastise the reprobate, who are immortal? But, to take away every shadow of doubt, the Scriptures, in many other places, say, that not only the fire, but the punishment, of the damned is eternal. "And these, says Jesus Christ,” shall go into ever lasting punishment." (Matt. xxv. 46.) Again we read in St. Mark, "Where the worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished." (ix. 43.) St. John says: "And the smoke of their torments shall ascend up for ever and ever." (Apoc. xvi. 11.) "Who," says St. Paul, "shall suffer eternal punishment in destruction." (2 Thess. i. 9.)
9. Another infidel will ask: How can God justly punish with eternal torments a sin that lasts but a moment? I answer, that the grievousness of a crime is measured not by its duration, but by the enormity of its malice. The malice of mortal sin is, as St. Thomas says, infinite. (1, 2, q. 87, art. 4.) Hence, the damned deserve infinite punishment; and, because a creature is not capable of suffering pains infinite in point of intensity, God, as the holy doctor says, renders the punishment of the damned infinite in extension by making it eternal. Moreover, it is just, that as long as the sinner remains in his sin, the punishment which he deserves should continue. And, therefore, as the virtue of the saints is rewarded in Heaven, because it lasts for ever, so also the guilt of the damned in Hell, because it is everlasting, shall be chastised with everlasting torments. "Quia non recipit causse remedium," says Eusebius Emissenus, "carebit fine supplicium." The cause of their perverse will continues: therefore, their chastisement will never have an end. The damned are so obstinate in their sins, that even if God offered pardon, their hatred for him would make them refuse it. The Prophet Jeremias, speaking in the name of the reprobate, says: Why is my sorrow become perpetual and my wound desperate, so as to refuse to be healed?" (Jer. xv. 18.) My wound, they say, is incurable, because I do not wish it to be healed. Just how can God heal the wound of their perverse will, when they would refuse the remedy, were it offered to them? Hence, the punishment of the reprobate is called a sword, a vengeance which is irrevocable. "I, the Lord, have drawn my sword out of its sheath, not to be turned back." (Ezech. xxi. 5.) (Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, "The Eternity of Hell," Sermon for the Twenty-first Sunday after Penteocst.)
Not even the words of Sacred Scripture and their reiteration by the Catholic Church’s Patron Saint of Moral Theology matter to “Pope Francis.” Nothing matters to this man except the revolutionary precepts he was taught in the 1960s. His “gospel” of "joy" and "love" is a pretext to coddle unrepetant sinners and to scold those who seek to exhort them to reform their lives by quitting their sins and confessing them to a true priest in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance as they resolve to sin no more.
Here are just few other refutations to demonstrate the completely apostate nature of Bergoglio’s contention that “no one can be condemned forever":
And finally the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ, incarnate by the whole Trinity in common, conceived of Mary ever Virgin with the Holy Spirit cooperating, made true man, formed out a rational soul and human flesh, One Person in two natures, clearly pointed out the way of life. And although He according to divinity is immortal and impassible, the very same according to humanity was made passible and mortal, who, for the salvation of the human race, having suffered on the wood of the Cross and died, descended into hell, rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. But He descended in soul and He arose in the flesh, and He ascended equally in both, to come at the end of time, to judge the living and the dead, and to render to each according to their works, to the wicked as well as to the elect, all of who will rise with their bodies that they now bear, that they may receive according to their works, whether these works have been good or evil, the latter everlasting punishment with the devil and the former everlasting glory with Christ. (Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, Decree Against the Albigensians, oachim, Waldensians, Chapter 1, The Catholic Faith: Definition Against the Albigensians and Other Heretics, isssued in 1215. As found in Henry Denzinger, Enchirdion Symbolorum, thirteenth edition, translated into English by Roy Deferrari and published in 1955 as The Sources of Catholic Dogma–referred to as “Denziger,” by B. Herder Book Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and London, England, No. 429, p. 169.)
24. Moreover, if anyone without repentance dies in mortal sin, without a doubt he is tortured forever by the flames of eternal hell.—25. But the souls of children after the cleansing of baptism, and of adults also the who depart in charity, and who are bound neither by sin nor unto any satisfaction for sin itself, at once pass quickly to their eternal fatherland. (Pope Innocent IV, Council of Lyons I, “Sub Catholicae,” March 6, 1254. As found in Henry Denzinger, Enchirdion Symbolorum, thirteenth edition, translated into English by Roy Deferrari and published in 1955 as The Sources of Catholic Dogma–referred to as “Denziger,” by B. Herder Book Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and London, England, No. 457, p. 181.)
It firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become participants in eternal life, but will depart “into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels” [Matt. 25:41], unless before the end of life the same have been added to the flock; and that the unity of the ecclesiastical body is so strong that only to those remaining in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for salvation, and do fastings, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and exercises of Christian service produce eternal reward, and that no one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church. (Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino, Council of Florence, February 4, 1442.)
Bergoglio must turn the words of Sacred Scripture, each of which were inspired by the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, on their head—if not ignore them altogether—to assert that “no one can be condemned forever.” He has succeeded in turning what most people think is the Catholic Church into an instrument of enabling sinners in their sins. He is one those false shepherds condemned by Saint Paul the Apostle for their desire to tickle the itching ears of the faithful:
 I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom:  Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.  For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:  And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.  But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober. (2 Timothy 1: 1-5.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio does not endure sound doctrine. He has rebelled against it and mocked it his entire life. He has heaped unto himself only those who are his fellow mockers and blasphemers of all that is sacred, all that is pure, all that is just. He is the most prolific manufacturer of fables since Aesop, although it should be noted that Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, et al., are pretty good at spinning fables of their very own in the secular world. Even they, however, have nothing on the master fable-teller, Bergoglio, who tells fables about Divine truths that are not open to reinterpretation or, worse yet, to outright deconstruction, misrepresentation and rejection.
Those who would like to think that "Pope Francis's" mention of eternal damnation means that he has not lost the Faith ought to consider the following words of Pope Leo XIII in Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896:
The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).
The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius, Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the very fact cut off from Catholic unity. "No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one single one of these he is not a Catholic" (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88). (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio's mention of "eternal damnation" in his "homily" at the Casa Santa Marta yesterday is but a prime example of the sort of "drop of poison" referred to bey Pope Leo XIII in Satis Cogntium one hundred twenty years, five months ago now, noting again that his mention of "eternal damnation" is a head-spinning contradiction of what was published in his name in Amoris Laetitia eight months, nine days ago. Bergoglio is a consummate liar and trickser, and he is a not a member of the Catholic Church, no less its visible head.
Well, the hour is late. I see that the mass murderer named Fidel Castro has had his "encounter" with Our Lord. As Castro will be eulogized as a great champion of the "poor" by "Pope Francis," it appears that "Sober Up, part four" is going to get itself delayed yet again. Oh well, at least the few people who read this site will be spared my next election commentary for another day or so because of this breaking news.
Today is the Feast of Saint Sylvester the Abbot and the Commemoration of Saint Peter of Alexandria, both of whom stand as witnesses against the conciliar spirit of complacency in the face of moral evil and its ready acceptance of heresy and error:
This Silvester was born of a noble family at Osimo, in Picenum, and in his childhood was a wonderful example both in regard to letters and good living. When he grew older his father sent him to Bologna to study the law, but God warned him to give himself to divinity, and he thereby incurred the wrath of his father, which he bore with complacency for ten full years. On account of his eminent graces he was elected an honorary canon of the Cathedral of Osimo, in the which dignity he ministered to the people by his prayers, his example, and his sermons.
At the funeral of a certain nobleman he perceived in an open grave the disfigured corpse of a kinsman of his own who had been very comely in his lifetime, and he said to himself, I am what he was, and what he is I shall be. Straightway after the funeral he read the words of the Lord, If any man will come after Me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me (Matth. xvi. 24.) Thereupon he withdrew into the desert to seek after greater perfection, and then gave himself up to watching, praying, and fasting, very often taking no food but uncooked herbs. In order, however, to cut himself off the more from men, he moved from one place to another, and at length came to Mount Fano, which is hard by Fabriano, but was itself then absolutely uninhabited. Then he built a church in honour of the holy Father Benedict, and founded the congregation of Silvestrians, with a rule and dress which were revealed to him in a vision by the holy Patriarch himself.
Satan envied him, strove to trouble his monks by divers terrors, and made an hostile attack by night upon the gates of his monastery, but the man of God so overcame the assault of the enemy that his monks were the more confirmed in their Institute and recognised the holiness of their father. He shone with the spirit of prophecy and other gifts. These things he always preserved by the deepest lowliness, whereby he so stirred up against him the ill-will of the devil that that evil spirit cast him headlong down the stairs of his oratory, and went near to slay him, but he was restored to soundness by the helpful gift of the Virgin. This help he remembered with an unceasing and singular love toward her until the last breath of his life, the which breath he resigned to God, famous for holiness and miracles, aged almost ninety years, upon the 26th day of November, in the year of salvation 1267. The Supreme Pontiff Leo XIII extended his Office and Mass to the whole Church. (Matins, The Divine Office, Feast of Saint Sylvester the Abbot.)
Unlike Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who seethes with anger against the likes of Raymond Leo Burke and of his "conservative" critics within the counterfeit church of conciliarism, Saint Sylvester the Abbot bore the wrath of his own father with serene acceptance. Saint Sylvester the Abbot was a Catholic. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is no such ting.
Saint Peter of Alexandria, whose feast is commemorated today, the Feast of Saint Sylvester the Abbot, suffered much from the civil authorities of the Roman Empire who served under Emperor Diocletian. He suffered more at the hands of the Arians because of his absolute refusal to receive anyone associated with Arius into communion with the Catholic Church:
This Peter succeeded that eminent Saint, Theonas, as Pope of Alexandria, (in the year of our Lord 300,) and the glory of his holiness and teaching hath enlightened not Egypt only, but the whole Church of God. The wondrous patience wherewith he bore the roughness of the times in the persecution under Maximian Galerius caused many greatly to increase in Christian graces. He was the first who cut off Arius, then a Deacon of Alexandria, from the Communion of the faithful, on account of his leaning to the Meletian schism. He was condemned to death by Maximian, and was in prison when there came to him the two Priests Achilles and Alexander to plead for Arius, but Peter told them that Jesus had appeared to him in the night clad in a rent garment, and when he asked what was thereby signified, had said unto him Arius hath torn My vesture, which is the Church. Also, he foretold to them that they should be Popes of Alexandria after him, and strictly commanded them never to receive Arius into Communion, because he knew him to be dead in the sight of God. That this was a true prophecy the event did shortly prove. At length, in the twelfth year of his Popedom, upon the 26th day of November, in the year of salvation 311, his head was cut off, and he went hence to receive the crown of his testimony. (Matins, the Divine Office, November 26.)
Men such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio are as dead in the sight of God as was Arius as he, Bergoglio, does the bidding of Antichrist just as much as Arius.
May we beg Our Lady to protect us from the contagion of conciliarism, keeping ever close to her through her Most Holy Rosary and making sure at all times to wear, if not openly display, her Miraculous Medal as a sign of our complete confidence in her as our sure protection against the maladies of the body and, more importantly, of the soul.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Sylvester the Abbot, pray for us.
Saint Peter of Alexandria, pray for us.