Although Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the pestilential little apostate from Argentina, has repeated himself so much over the course of the past nearly fifty months (his fiftieth month anniversary will occur on the one hundredth year anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin, Luica dos Santos), there are times when it is appropriate to offer a few words about his sickening efforts to castigate those who try, despite their own sins and failings, to adhere to the entirety of the Sacred Deposit of Faith.
As I have noted on other occasions recently, I do not believe that it is a productive use of my own time to comment on everything that Bergoglio says and he is only saying and doing what he has done his entire career as a lay member of the Society of Jesus in its revolutionary captivity. Indeed, it is nothing other than dizzyingly mind-numbing to see how frequently this agent of Antichrist repeats himself in an obsessive manner about his favorite strawmen, namely, faithful, believing Catholics.
Nevertheless, however, Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s trip to Egypt, which began on Friday, April 28, 2017, the Feast of Saint Paul of the Cross and the Commemoration of Saint Vitalis and, in some places, the Commemoration of the Feast of Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort, and ended on Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Feast of Saint Peter of Verona, provides me with an opportunity to comment on what he did not say while in the land that was sanctified by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour’s physical presence for seven years after his foster-father, Saint Joseph, was directed by Saint Gabriel the Archangel to take the Holy Family into Egypt to flee from the ravages of King Herod the Great.
Sure, the false “pontiff” gave a series of speeches emphasizing “dialogue” and “encounter” when addressing the heretical and schismatic Coptic sect, with whose “pope,” Tawadros II, he issued yet another “joint declarations” that professed, among other conciliar heresies, a “common baptism,” and when addressing the civil authorities and Mohammedan religious figures, seminarians and in his “homily” at a staging of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service. Each of his addresses could provide fodder for lots of commentary. At this point, however, there is really nothing new or terribly earthshaking about the kind of heretical drivel that characterized the “Petrine Ministry” of Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II as Bergoglio’s remarks were boilerplate Judeo-Masonic indifferentism that had nothing to do with the Catholic Faith.
What is very fascinating, at least to me, is that the diabolically profane Argentine, who is prone to fits of rage against his “rigid” enemies (see Call Me Jorge), made absolute no reference of his own volition to any of the great saints of Egypt.
Oh, yes, that were passing references to Saint Athanasius, whom the Copts venerate, and to Saint Antony of the Desert, the first monk, in the “common declaration” that Jorge issued with Tawadros. However, such declarations are the work of the ecumaniacs within his false religion’s offices of ecumanianism. Other than that, however, there were no references to Egypt’s glorious Catholic past.
As noted earlier, this is most interesting as Egypt is a land that was blessed by the very presence of the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity made Man in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, during the time that the Holy Family had taken flight into Egypt. Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful, found refuge for his Most Chaste Spouse and his Divine foster-Child in Egypt. He toiled as a carpenter in Egypt. He learned the ways of the Egyptians. This was all done to fulfill the words of Sacred Scripture as Our Lord, the New Moses, was called out of Egypt to the Promised Land that Moses was permitted to see but not permitted to enter prior to his death. Our Lord returned to the Promised Land of the Patriarchs and Prophets to redeem us so that we could have the opportunity to be partakers of the true and eternal Promised Land that is Heaven itself. Egypt is much favored by Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother and His foster-father, Saint Joseph. Much favored.
Mystics have written about how the very presence of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in Egypt predisposed this country to produce such great saints, some of whom suffered at the hands of pagans, in such a short space of time after His Resurrection and Ascension into Heaven and the beginning of the missionary work of Holy Mother Church following the descent of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, upon the Apostles and Our Lady and the others who were gathered in the same Upper Room in Jerusalem where He had instituted the Holy Eucharist and the Holy Priesthood at the Last Supper fifty-three days before.
Egypt is the land of Saints Antony of the Desert and Saint Paul the Hermit, who was buried in a tunic that had been worn by Saint Athanasius and who was visited when he was 113 years old by the great son of Dalmatia, Saint Jerome, and Saint Paul the Simple and Saints Chrysanthus and Daria and Saint Dorothy and Saint Maurice and his companions of the Thebian Legion, Saint Vitalis, Saint Mary of Egypt, who was a great penitent, Saint Cyril of Alexandria, who defended the Divine Maternity of Our Lady at the Council of Ephesus in the year 431 A.D., the courageous Saint Catherine of Alexandria and, among so many others, Saint Peter of Alexandria, who opposed heresy with his very life:
Saint Peter of Alexandria, whose feast is commemorated today, the Feast of Saint Sylvester the Abbot, suffered much from the civil authorities during of Roman Empire.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.)
Egypt was a land suffused with Catholicism. This is why the devil struck at the heart of this country by means of those who belonged to the false religion known as Mohammedanism in the Seventh Century Anno Domini, and it is this Mohammedan invasion of Egypt that is responsible for the chaos there today as Catholicism is but the one and only foundation of personal and social order. The remote cause of the distress being visited upon Egypt now, which certainly has many and sundry proximate causes, to be sure, is the replacement of Catholicism by Mohammedanism as the driving force in Egypt, and no number of Bergoglio’s calls for “dialogue” and no signs of can ever can change that reality.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio chooses not to make any reference to the lives of the Egyptian saints as they stand as eternal rebukes to him for the way he mocks the Holy Faith and castigates those who understand that one must adhere to everything that is contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith without any kind of exception, qualification or reservation. 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.
Consider what the false “pontiff” said on April 24, 2017, on the Feast of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen about Catholics who believe everything that Holy Mother Church teaches:
“Our Creed does not say, ‘I have to do this, I have to do that, I have to do something else, or that some things are for these ends.’ No! They are concrete things. [This is] the concreteness of the faith that leads to frankness, to bearing witness even to the point of martyrdom, which is against compromises or the idealization of the faith.”
At times, the Holy Father suggested, even the Church has fallen into “a theology of ‘yes you can,’ ‘no you can’t.”
No Rigidity, Nor Faltering
Recalling that for these doctors of the law, the Word “was not made flesh, but “made law: and you must do this up to this point, and no further,” “you must do this, and nothing else,” he warned: “And so they were imprisoned in this rationalistic mentality, which did not end with them.”
This mentality, he cautioned, “forgot the strength, the liberty of the Spirit, this rebirth of the Spirit that gives you liberty, the frankness of preaching, the proclamation that Jesus Christ is Lord.”
The Lord, Francis underscored, gives us the Spirit in order to proclaim the Gospel without rigidity.
Pope Francis concluded, praying: “May the Lord grand to all of us this paschal Spirit, of going forward along the path of the Spirit without compromises, without rigidity, with the liberty of proclaiming Jesus Christ as He Who has come: in the flesh.” (Jorge Wants Concrete Faith, Not Ideology.)
It is interesting to note that the Argentine Apostate made no reference to Saint Fidelis of Sigmarigen in his “homily” on April 24, 2017. He did not have to do so as this great martyr and witness against false ecumenism had his feast downgraded to that of an “optional memorial” in the calendar of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service. Jorge simply “opted” to ignore Saint Fidelis as he has a preferential option for apostasy. He considers the doctine of Holy Mother Church to be "ideology." He is tool of the devil.
The false “pontiff” has great zeal for the propagation of error. Indeed, he is singularly possessed in this regard, and his constant use of profanity and fits of rage may be indications of the sort of diabolical activity within his soul which may very well be actual demonic possession.
No true Successor of Saint Peter has ever spoken in such a manner as to dismiss the binding force of the Ten Commandments as they have been entrusted by Our Lord to His Holy Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.
No true Successor of Saint Peter has ever called adherence to the Catholic Faith as “rigid” or dared to have blasphemed the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, by teaching that He is nothing other than an amorphous wind of endless change, uncertainty and instability. Bergoglio’s rants against mythical strawmen during his Ding Dong School of Apostasy at the Casa Santa Marta are endless. Endless.
Bergoglio’s rant of April 24, 2017, is very similar to one he gave at the Casa Santa Marta on June 9, 2016:
Taking his cue from Jesus’ warning to his disciples that unless their righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees they will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, Pope Francis stressed the importance of Christian realism. Jesus, he said, asks us to go beyond the laws and love God and neighbour, stressing that whoever is angry with their brother will be liable to judgement.
Insulting our brother is like giving a slap to his soul
The Pope said we have “a very creative vocabulary for insulting others” but stressed that such insults are a sin and are akin to killing because they are giving a slap to our brother’s soul and to his dignity. Noting the presence of several children at the Mass, Pope Francis urged them to stay calm, saying the preaching of a child in a church is much more beautiful than that of a priest, bishop or of the Pope.
A Churchman who does the opposite of what he preaches is a scandal
Jesus, said the Pope, urged his confused people to look beyond and go forward. But at the same time, Christ warned about the harm caused to the people of God by Christians who do not follow their own teachings.
“How many times do we in the Church hear these things: how many times! ‘But that priest, that man or that woman from the Catholic Action, that bishop, or that Pope tell us we must do this this way!’ and then they do the opposite. This is the scandal that wounds the people and prevents the people of God from growing and going forward. It doesn’t free them. In addition, these people had seen the rigidity of those scribes and Pharisees and when a prophet came to give them a bit of joy, they (the scribes and Pharisees) persecuted them and even murdered them; there was no place for prophets there. And Jesus said to them, to the Pharisees: ‘you have killed the prophets, you have persecuted the prophets: those who were bringing fresh air.’”
Follow the healthy realism of the Church: No to idealism and rigidity
Pope Francis urged his listeners to recall how Jesus’s request for generosity and holiness is all about going forward and always looking out beyond ourselves. This, he explained, frees us from the rigidity of the laws and from an idealism that harms us. Jesus knows only too well our nature, said the Pope, and asks us to seek reconciliation whenever we have quarrelled with somebody. He also teaches us a healthy realism, saying there are so many times “we can’t be perfect" but "do what you can do and settle your disagreements.”
“This (is the) healthy realism of the Catholic Church: the Church never teaches us ‘or this or that.’ That is not Catholic. The Church says to us: ‘this and that.’ ‘Strive for perfectionism: reconcile with your brother. Do not insult him. Love him. And if there is a problem, at the very least settle your differences so that war doesn’t break out.’ This (is) the healthy realism of Catholicism. It is not Catholic (to say) ‘or this or nothing:’ This is not Catholic, this is heretical. Jesus always knows how to accompany us, he gives us the ideal, he accompanies us towards the ideal, He frees us from the chains of the laws' rigidity and tells us: ‘But do that up to the point that you are capable.’ And he understands us very well. He is our Lord and this is what he teaches us.”
Reconciling amongst ourselves is the tiny sanctity of negotiation
Pope Francis concluded his homily by reminding how Jesus exhorted us to avoid hypocrisy and do what we can and at the very least avoid disputes amongst ourselves by coming to an agreement.
“And allow me to use this word that seems a bit strange: it’s the tiny sanctity of negotiations. ‘So, I can’t do everything but I want to do everything, therefore I reach an agreement with you, at least we don’t trade insults, we don’t wage a war and we can all live in peace.’ Jesus is a great person! He frees us from all our miseries and also from that idealism which is not Catholic. Let us implore our Lord to teach us, first to escape from all rigidity but also to go out beyond ourselves, so we can adore and praise God who teaches us to be reconciled amongst ourselves and who also teaches us to reach an agreement up to the point that we are able to do so.” (See Those who say “this or nothing” are heretics not Catholics.)
Holy Mother Church, however, does teach "do this, not that" and "this or nothing":
With reference to its object, faith cannot be greater for some truths than for others. Nor can it be less with regard to the number of truths to be believed. For we must all believe the very same thing, both as to the object of faith as well as to the number of truths. All are equal in this because everyone must believe all the truths of faith--both those which God Himself has directly revealed, as well as those he has revealed through His Church. Thus, I must believe as much as you and you as much as I, and all other Christians similarly. He who does not believe all these mysteries is not Catholic and therefore will never enter Paradise. (Saint Francis de Sales, The Sermons of Saint Francis de Sales for Lent Given in 1622, republished by TAN Books and Publishers for the Visitation Monastery of Frederick, Maryland, in 1987, pp. 34-37.)
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.)
No, “partial credit” does not cut it to retain one's membership in good standing within the maternal bosom of Holy Mother Church:
Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: ‘This is the Catholic Faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved’ (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim ‘Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,’ only let him endeavor to be in reality what he calls himself.
Besides, the Church demands from those who have devoted themselves to furthering her interests, something very different from the dwelling upon profitless questions; she demands that they should devote the whole of their energy to preserve the faith intact and unsullied by any breath of error, and follow most closely him whom Christ has appointed to be the guardian and interpreter of the truth. There are to be found today, and in no small numbers, men, of whom the Apostle says that: "having itching ears, they will not endure sound doctrine: but according to their own desires they will heap up to themselves teachers, and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables" (II Tim. iv. 34). Infatuated and carried away by a lofty idea of the human intellect, by which God's good gift has certainly made incredible progress in the study of nature, confident in their own judgment, and contemptuous of the authority of the Church, they have reached such a degree of rashness as not to hesitate to measure by the standard of their own mind even the hidden things of God and all that God has revealed to men. Hence arose the monstrous errors of "Modernism," which Our Predecessor rightly declared to be "the synthesis of all heresies," and solemnly condemned. We hereby renew that condemnation in all its fulness, Venerable Brethren, and as the plague is not yet entirely stamped out, but lurks here and there in hidden places, We exhort all to be carefully here and there in hidden places, We exhort all to be carefully on their guard against any contagion of the evil, to which we may apply the words Job used in other circumstances: "It is a fire that devoureth even to destruction, and rooteth up all things that spring" (Job xxxi. 12). Nor do We merely desire that Catholics should shrink from the errors of Modernism, but also from the tendencies or what is called the spirit of Modernism. Those who are infected by that spirit develop a keen dislike for all that savours of antiquity and become eager searchers after novelties in everything: in the way in which they carry out religious functions, in the ruling of Catholic institutions, and even in private exercises of piety. Therefore it is Our will that the law of our forefathers should still be held sacred: "Let there be no innovation; keep to what has been handed down." In matters of faith that must be inviolably adhered to as the law; it may however also serve as a guide even in matters subject to change, but even in such cases the rule would hold: "Old things, but in a new way." (Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, November 1, 1914.)
Pope Pius XI, writing in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, also rejected any notion of a distinction between "fundamental" and allegedly "non-fundamental" doctrines of the Catholic Faith:
Besides this, in connection with things which must be believed, it is nowise licit to use that distinction which some have seen fit to introduce between those articles of faith which are fundamental and those which are not fundamental, as they say, as if the former are to be accepted by all, while the latter may be left to the free assent of the faithful: for the supernatural virtue of faith has a formal cause, namely the authority of God revealing, and this is patient of no such distinction. For this reason it is that all who are truly Christ's believe, for example, the Conception of the Mother of God without stain of original sin with the same faith as they believe the mystery of the August Trinity, and the Incarnation of our Lord just as they do the infallible teaching authority of the Roman Pontiff, according to the sense in which it was defined by the Ecumenical Council of the Vatican. Are these truths not equally certain, or not equally to be believed, because the Church has solemnly sanctioned and defined them, some in one age and some in another, even in those times immediately before our own? Has not God revealed them all? 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. But in the use of this extraordinary teaching authority no newly invented matter is brought in, nor is anything new added to the number of those truths which are at least implicitly contained in the deposit of Revelation, divinely handed down to the Church: only those which are made clear which perhaps may still seem obscure to some, or that which some have previously called into question is declared to be of faith. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
“Pope Francis” is not the “pope” as it is impossible for a Catholic to adhere to his teaching without defecting from the Catholic Faith as he did in his youth in Argentina.
Yes, it is all or nothing with Catholicism.
It is black and white.
It is yea or nay.
It is “this” or “that.”
It is truth or error.
It is Christ or chaos.
Although the context of Bergoglio’s screed nearly eleven months ago had to do with reconciling to one’s brother before approaching the altar if a dispute has arisen, only those who have their heads in the sand coul fail to have seen that he was attacking his critics, especially those of his “bishops” who are opposed to Amoris Laetitia, who see his teaching on the Sacrament of Holy Marriage as Protestant and naturalistic. He is intent on eliminating all “episcopal” opposition to his blaspheming agenda of apostasy and heresy.
Yes, the man who claims to be “merciful” is very ruthless when it comes to his critics.
This is why "Pope Francis" used his preferential option for apostasy to heap praise on the heretical and schismatic Coptic Church in Egypt and their own "pope," Tawandras II, while saying not a word out of his own mouth about Saint Athanasius, the great foe of Arianism, while in Egypt a week ago, a silence that extended even on the Feast of Saint Athanasius, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, which is an "obligatory memorial" in the Protestant and Novus Ordo liturgical calendar:
(Vatican Radio) “The Lord softens those with hard hearts, those who condemn all who are outside the law.” This was the message of Pope Francis homily, during Tuesday’s Mass in the Vatican’s Santa Marta residence. He said that those who are hard hearted do not know the tenderness of God and his ability to remove hearts of stone and replace them with hearts of flesh.
Beginning with the first reading, in which St Stephen was stoned to death by the temple authorities in Jerusalem, the Pope reflected on the witness of Christian obedience. He said that those who stoned Stephen to death did not understand the word of God. Stephen had called them “circumcised of heart,” which was the equivalent of calling someone a pagan.
According the Pope, there are different ways of not understanding the word of God. For example, when Jesus had met the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, he had called them “fools.” This was not an expression of praise, but it was also not a strong word either, unlike Stephen’s expression.
“They did not understand, they were afraid, because they did not want problems, they had fear, but they were good men, open to the truth” said the Pope.
“And when Jesus rebuked them, they let his words enter them and their hearts burned within them, whilst those who stoned Stephen were furious and did not want to listen!” This, according to the Pope, is the drama of the closed hearted.
Turning to Psalm 94, the Lord admonished his people not to harden their hearts. Then Pope Francis said, the prophet Ezekiel makes a “beautiful promise” to change the heart of stone into a heart of flesh, a heart that knows how to listen and receive the witness of obedience.
“This causes suffering in the Church. The closed hearts, the hearts of stone, the hearts which do not want to be open, do not want to hear, the hearts which only know the language of condemnation. They know how to condemn, they do not know how to say ‘Explain it to me, why do you say this? Why this? Explain it to me.’ No, they are closed. That’s all they know. They have no need of explanations,” said Pope Francis.
The rebuke that Jesus speaks of also led to the killing of the prophets, “because they spoke to you what you did not want to hear. A closed heart cannot let the Holy Spirit enter in.”
Pope Francis said “There was no place in their hearts for the Holy Spirit. In fact, the letter today speaks of how Stephen was filled with the Holy Spirit, he had understood everything, he was a witness to the obedience of the word made flesh, and this was done by the Holy Spirit. He was filled. A closed heart, a hardened heart, a pagan heart doesn’t let the spirit in and feels himself in himself”
According to the Pope, the disciples on the road to Emmaus represent us, “with our many doubts, many sins. Many times we want to move away from the Cross, from the truth, but let us make space to hear Jesus, who makes our hearts burn. The other group, who are closed in the rigidity of the law, who do not want to hear Jesus, are saying worse things than Stephen did.”
The Pope concluded with a reflection on the meeting between Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. He said that every one of us enters into a dialogue between Jesus and the victim of the hearts of stone, the adulteress. And to those who want to stone her, Jesus says “Look within yourselves:”
“Today, we look at the tenderness of Jesus, the witness of obedience, that great witness, Jesus, who has given life, which makes us look for the tenderness of God, confronting us, our sins, our weaknesses. Let us enter this dialogue and let us call for the grace of the Lord which softens the rigid hearts of those people who are always closed in the law and condemn all who are outside the law. They do not know that the word became flesh, that the word is a witness to obedience. They do not know the tenderness of God and his ability to take out the heart of stone and replace it with a heart of flesh." (May 2, 2017, Ding Dong School of Apostasy Screed: Athanasius Who?)
To adhere to the totality of the Deposit of Faith as Our Lord has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church, she who is His spotless, virginal mystical spouse born of the Blood and Water that gushed forth from His Wounded Side after Saint Longinus had pierced It following His death on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday, is not be “closed” or “rigid.” It is to be faithful to the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blesse Trinity.
To condemn the promotion of sin under the cover of law and/or to exhort non-Catholics to convert to the true Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order, is not to condemn individual sinners. Catholics have a duty to call to correction, which Saint Paul summarized as follows in His Epistle to Saint Timothy:
This is all an inversion, to use an insight provided us in 2005 by Monsignor Raymond Ruscito as we dined with him in Kingsburg, California. That is, everything is upside down. The conciliar revolutionaries preach a falsified gospel, which they mask by using every Modernist and Sillonist trick imaginable. Bergoglio is simply preaching this falsified gospel more boldly and with a clarity that clouded the reality of Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II’s own apostasies to many of us who were eager for Catholic truth after the death of Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria/Paul the Sick on August 6, 1978. This is a blindness that still afflicts those who cannot see that Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict is an egregious apostate who has made war aggressively upon the nature of dogmatic truth, which is nothing other than direct warfare against God Himself. It is, to cite the words of a very anti-sedevacantist layman, a “war against being.”
Yet it is that it was an Egyptian saint, one who was a bishop and is a doctor of Holy Mother Church, Saint Athanasius, whose very life and work was “yes and no,” “black and white,” “this and not that.” This is why Bergoglio did not say anything other than to sign a “common declaration” with the Coptic Tawandras II that mentioned the historical importance of Saint Athansius. It is impossible for Jorge to praise a bishop who condemned heresy and who was not in the least bit interested in “encountering” heretics in order to better understand their Arian beliefs as the “fruit” of “dialogue” without proselytism.
The great Bishop of Alexandria, Saint Athanasius, never made any compromises with truth as he cared about pleasing God, not about pleasing men by reaffirming them in their falsehoods about God nor reaffirming them in their own sins:
The Court of our divine King, during his grandest of seasons, is brilliant beyond measure; and to-day, it is gladdened by the arrival of one of the most glorious champions of the world of truth for his holy cause. Among the guardians of the word of truth, confided by Jesus to the earth, is there one more faithful than Athanasius? Does not his very name remind us of dauntless courage in the defense of the sacred deposit, of heroic firmness and patience in suffering, of learning, of talent, of eloquence–in a word, of everything that goes to from a Saint, a Bishop, and a Doctor of the Church? Athanasius lived for the Son of God; the cause of the Son of God was that of Athanasius; he who blessed Athanasius, blessed the eternal Word; and he who insulted Athanasius insulted the eternal Word.
Never did our holy faith go through a greater ordeal than in the sad times immediately following the peace of the Church, when the bark of Peter had to pass through the most furious storm that hell has, so far, let loose against her. Satan had vainly sought to drown the Christian race in a sea of blood; the sword of persecution had grown blunt in the hands of Diocletian and Galerius; and the Cross appeared in the heavens, proclaiming the triumph of Christianity. Scarcely had the Church become aware of her victory when she felt herself shaken to her very foundation. Hell sent upon the earth a heresy which threatened to blight the fruit of three hundred years of martyrdom. Arius began his impious doctrine, that he who had hitherto been adored as the Son of God was only a creature, though the most perfect of all creatures. Immense was the number, even of the clergy, that fell into this new error; the Emperors became its abettors; and had not God himself interposed, men would soon have set up the cry throughout the world that the only result of the victory gained by the Christian religion was to change the object of idolatry, and put a new idol, called Jesus, in place of the old ones.
But he who had promised that the gates of hell should never prevail against his Church, faithfully fulfilled his promise. The primitive faith triumphed; the Council of Nicaea proclaimed the Son to be consubstantial with the Father; but the Church stood in need of a man in whom the cause of the consubstantial Word should be, so to speak, incarnated–a man with learning enough to foil the artifices of heresy, and with courage enough to bear every persecution without flinching. This man was Athanasius; and everyone that adores and loves the Son of God, should love and honour Athanasius. Five times banished from his See of Alexandria, he fled for protection to the West, which justly appreciated the glorious confessor of Jesus’ divinity. In return for the hospitality accorded him by Rome, Athanasius gave her of his treasures. Being the admirer and friend of the great St. Antony, he was a fervent admirer of the monastic life, which, by the grace of the Holy Ghost, had flourished so wonderfully in the deserts of his vast patriarchate. He brought the precious seed to Rome, and the first monks seen there were the ones introduced by Athanasius. The heavenly plant became naturalized in its new soil; and though its growth was slow at first, it afterwards produced fruit more abundantly than it had ever done in the East.
Athanasius, who has written so admirably upon that fundamental dogma of our faith–the divinity of Christ–also has left us most eloquent treatises on the mystery of the Pasch: they are to be found in the Festal Letters which he addressed each year to the churches of his patriarchate of Alexandria. The collection of these Letters, which were once thought to be irretrievably lost, was found, a few years back, in the monastery of St. Mary of Scete in Egypt. The first, for the year 329, begins with these words, which beautifully express the sentiments we should feel at the approach of Easter: ‘Come, my beloved brethren, celebrate the feast; the season of the year invites you to do so. The Sun of justice, by pouring out his divine rays upon you that the time of the solemnity is come. At such tidings, let us keep a glad feast; let not the joy slip from us with the fleeting days, without our having tasted of its sweetness.’ During almost every year of his banishment, Athanasius continued to address a Paschal Letter to his people. The one in which he announced the Easter of 338, and which he wrote at Treves, begins thus: ‘Though separated from you, my brethren, I cannot break through the custom which I have always observed, and which I received from the tradition of the Fathers. I will not be silent; I will not omit announcing to you the time of the holy annual feast, and the day on which you must keep the solemnity. I am, as you have doubtless been told, a prey to many tribulations; I am weighed down by heavy trials; I am watched by the enemies of truth, who scrutinize everything I write, in order to rake up accusations against me and thereby add to my sufferings; yet notwithstanding, I feel that the Lord strengthens and consoles me in my afflictions. Therefore do I venture to address to you the annual celebration; and from the midst of my troubles, and despite the snares that beset me, I send you, from the furthermost part of the earth, the tidings of the Pasch, which is our salvation. Commending my fate into God’s hands, I will celebrate this feast with you; distance of place separates us, but I am not absent from you. The lord who gives us these feasts, who is himself our feast, who bestows upon us the gift of his Spirit–he unites us spiritually to one another, by the bond of concord and peace.’
How grand is the Pasch, celebrated by Athanasius, an exile on the Rhine, in union with his people who keep their Easter on the banks of the Nile! It shows us the power of the Liturgy to unite men and make them, at one and the same time, and despite the distance of countries, enjoy the same holy emotions and feel the same aspirations to virtue. Greeks or Barbarians, we have all the same mother country, the Church; but that which, after faith, unites us all into one family, is the Church’s Liturgy. Now there is nothing in the whole Liturgy so expressive of unity as the celebration of Easter. The unhappy Churches of Russia and the East, by keeping Easter on a different day from that on which it is celebrated by the rest of the Christian world, show that they are not a portion of the One Fold of which Our Risen Jesus is the One Shepherd. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Pascal Time, Book II, pp. 403-406.)
Yes, it is "this or that." It is "yes or no." It is "black and white."
Unlike Jorge Mario Bergolio, who fawns all over non-Catholics, including Talmudists and Mohammedans, and who never loses a chance to praise Protestants or to reaffirm those living lives of moral degradation in the name of "accompanying them--to hell, it should be noted, Saint Athanasius praised another Egytian, Saint Antony of the Desert, for opposing all heresies in his own day. The following comes directly from Saint Athanasius's biography of Saint Antony of the Desert:
How he rejected the schism of Meletius and the heresies of Manes and Arius.
68. And he was altogether wonderful in faith and religious, for he never held communion with the Meletian schismatics, knowing their wickedness and apostacy from the beginning; nor had he friendly dealings with the Manichæans or any other heretics; or, if he had, only as far as advice that they should change to piety. For he thought and asserted that intercourse with these was harmful and destructive to the soul. In the same manner also he loathed the heresy of the Arians, and exhorted all neither to approach them nor to hold their erroneous belief. And once when certain Arian madmen came to him, when he had questioned them and learned their impiety, he drove them from the mountain, saying that their words were worse than the poison of serpents.
How he confuted the Arians.
69. And once also the Arians having lyingly asserted that Antony's opinions were the same as theirs, he was displeased and angry against them. Then being summoned by the bishops and all the brethren, he descended from the mountain, and having entered Alexandria , he denounced the Arians, saying that their heresy was the last of all and a forerunner of Antichrist. And he taught the people that the Son of God was not a created being, neither had He come into being from non-existence, but that He was the Eternal Word and Wisdom of the Essence of the Father. And therefore it was impious to say, 'there was a time when He was not,' for the Word was always co-existent with the Father. Wherefore have no fellowship with the most impious Arians. For there is no communion between light and darkness. 2 Corinthians 6:14 For you are good Christians, but they, when they say that the Son of the Father, the Word of God, is a created being, differ in nought from the heathen, since they worship that which is created, rather than God the creator. But believe that the Creation itself is angry with them because they number the Creator, the Lord of all, by whom all things came into being, with those things which were originated. (Saint Athanasius, Saint Antony of the Desert.)
How very "rigid" of Saint Athanasius and Saint Antony, huh?
Catholics give no quarter to error, which they hate because it is opposed to Truth Himself and thus deceives souls and causes chaos in society as a result.
Saint Anthansius's words in praise of Saint Antony of the Desert serve as a saltuary warning to us not to have any kind of fellowship with the most impious conciliar revolutionaries as there can never be any communion between light and darkness.
We must defend the Faith as we accept the rebukes that come out way in silence as we suffer in joy Christ the King as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially during this month of May and on the First Saturday in May, tomorrow, May 6, 2017, the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist Before the Latin Gate, thanking Our Lord abundantly for opportunity to be more perfectly conformed to His Holy Cross and as we seek to draw inspiration from this prayer of Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., to the glorious Bishop of Alexandria, whose feast occured three days ago after the false "pontiff" had returned from Egypt and then proceeded to ignore Saint Athanasius at the Casa Santa Marta as he had there:
Intercede for the country [Egypt] over which was extended thy patriarchal jurisdiction; but forget not this Europe of ours, which gave thee hospitality and protection. Rome defended thy cause; she passed sentence in thy favour, and restored thee thy rights; make her a return, now that thou art face to face with the God of infinite goodness and power. Protect and console her Pontiff, the successor of that Julius who so nobly befriended thee fifteen hundred years ago. A fierce tempest is now raging against the Rock on which is built the Church of Christ; and our eyes have grown wearied for a sign of calm. Oh! pray that these days of trial be shortened, and that the See of Peter may triumph over the calumnies and persecutions which are now besetting her, and endangering the faith of many of her children.
Thy zeal, O Athanasius! checked the ravages of Arianism; but this heresy has again appeared, in our own times, and in almost every country of Europe. Its progress is due to that proud superficial learning which has become one of the principal perils of the age. The Eternal Son of God, consubstantial with the Father, is blasphemed by our so-called philosophers, as being only Man–the best and greatest of men, they say, but still only Man. They despise all the proofs which reason and history adduce of Jesus’ divinity; they profess a sort regard for the Christian teaching which has hitherto been held, but they have discovered (so they tell us) the fallacy of the great dogma which recognizes in the Son of Mary the Eternal Word who became incarnate for man’s salvation. O Athanasius, glorious Doctor of of holy Mother Church! humble these modern Arians; expose their proud ignorance and sophistry; undeceive their unhappy followers, by letting them see how this false doctrine leads either to the abyss of the abominations of pantheism, or to the chaos of scepticism, where all truth and morally are impossibilities.
Preserve within us, by the influence of they prayers, the precious gift of faith, wherewith our Lord has mercifully blessed us. Obtain for us that we may ever confess and adore Jesus Christ our eternal and infinite God, ‘God of God; Light of Light; True God of True God; Begotten not men; who for us men, and for our salvation, took Flesh, of the Virgin Mary.’ May we grow each day in the knowledge of this Jesus, until we join thee in the face-to-face contemplation of his perfections. Meanwhile, by means of holy faith, we will live with him on this earth that has witnessed the glory of his Resurrection. How fervent, O Athanasius, was thy love of this Son of God, our Creator and Redeemer! This love was the very life of thy soul, and the stimulus that urged thee to heroic devotedness to his cause. It supported thee in the combats thou hadst to sustain with the world, which seemed leagued together against thy single person. It gave thee strength to endless tribulations. Oh! pray that we may obtain this love–a love which is fearless of danger, because faithful to him for whom we suffer–a Brightness of his Father’s glory, and Infinite Wisdom, emptied himself, taking the form of a servant and humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the Cross. How else can we make him a return for his devotedness to us except by giving him all our love,as thou didst. O Athanasius! and by ever singing his praise in compensation for the humiliations which he endured in order to save us? (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Paschal Time: Book II, pp. 411-413.)
Saint Athanasius has given us marching orders, and those marching orders do not make us Pharisees, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or “closed-minded:”
They have the premises – but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in the struggle – the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith? True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there; they are holy if everything takes place there in a holy way …
“You are the ones who are happy; you who remain within the Church by your Faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition. And if an execrable jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis. No one, ever, will prevail against your Faith, beloved Brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back some day.
“Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church; but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray. Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ.” (Letter of St. Athanasius to his flock.)
Let these words continue to be our consolation in these days when it is easier for most people to believe in the mythologies of naturalists in the political realm and the Modernist apologists of false "mercy" and a "God of Surprises" in the theological real, men who esteem false idols, than it is to hold steadfast to the Faith and lose human respect and possibly even earn the mockery, if not scorn, of one's own family members. Who wants to be "different" in this time of alleged "mercy"?
We turn to Our Lady with every beat of our hearts, consecrated as they must be to Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, pledging to her in this month of May to pray the Litany of Loreto every day in addition to praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit. We can crown Our Lady as Queen of our hearts by making reparation for our sins and those of the whole world by enslaving ourselves to her Divine Son through her Immaculate Heart, giving unto whatever merit we earn each day so that she can dispose of that merit however she sees fit for the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity and for the good of souls in the Church Suffering in Purgatory and here in the Church Militant on earth.
The final victory belongs to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. We must consider it a privilege that we are alive in these times to plant a few seeds for the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and for the restoration of Christendom in the world.
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 Andrew the Apostle, 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 Athanasius, pray for us.
Pope Saint Pius V, pray for us,