Francis: Apostle of Antichrist
by Thomas A. Droleskey
And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves,
Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon?
Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising
expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in
its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a
miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in
every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which
shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the
mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom
and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a
Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the
oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Although I have read the full text of interview that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis has given to "Father" Antonio Spadoro, S.J., the editor-in-chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal, on behalf of America magazine and other Jesuit publications, one can gauge its explosive dimensions by reviewing some of the headlines about it in the "mainstream" media. Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, a veritable apostle of Antichrist, is a dream come true for those who want to believe that they can please God while living lives of unrepentant sin and of, at least in some instances promoting grievous sins under cover of the civil law and throughout what passes for popular culture.
These headlines tell the sad tale of the forces of the world, the flesh and the devil celebrating the fact that their long hoped-for "liberal" "pope" has arrived at last:
Focus on Gays
and Abortion, The New York Times.
VERY FRANK FRANCIS: Blunt pontiff tells flock to quit yammering about
gay marriage, abortion, and contraceptives — or moral edifice of the
Catholic Church will fall 'like a house of cards', The New York Daily News.
Pope: Stance on abortion, gays massive threat to church | New York Post
Pope: Leave gays alone, Cable News Network.
Pope Francis: Catholic Church must focus beyond "small-minded rules", Columbia Broadcasting System News
Pope: Church should not obsess about abortion, gays and contraception, National Broadcasting Company News (MSNBC)
Pope Francis: Church cannot be 'obsessed' with gays, other bans, Chicago Tribune.
Pope seeks less emphasis on gays, abortion, Los Angeles Times.
Pope decries focus on ‘small-minded’ rules, Washington Post.
Pope warns that Catholic Church could collapse, The Times of London.
Get the idea?
Mind you, this is only a smattering of the headlines being made by Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's interview with his fellow Jesuit apostate, Antonio Spadoro. However, this smattering is good enough to prove the point that the "world" has a "pope" who wants to reaffirm sinners who have no intention of quitting their sins in the false belief that God loves them exactly the way that they are.
In other words, there is no urgency to turn away from one's sins. One is in no danger of eternal hellfire if one dies in a state of final impenitence. The only thing that matters to God, according to Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, is His love, which does not "judge" and thus forbids us from judging the actions of others or seeking to correct them in the discharge of the Spiritual Works of Mercy that were enumerated just two days ago now in Francis The Possessed.
As is usually the case with Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, there was little that was really "new" in the interview that he gave to his fellow Jesuit layman, Antonio Spadoro. Most, although not quite all, of what is contained in the freshly published interview that is generating such headlines around the world has issued forth from the blasphemous mouth of the Argentine Modernist at the Casa Santa Marta during the daily sessions of his Ding Dong School Of Apostasy and in his various "homilies" and general audience addresses and interviews in what has been an unbelievably furious six months' worth of Modernist heresy of the boldest sort that has yet to come forth from the mouths of his heretical predecessors (Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII, Giovanni Montini/Paul The Sick, Albino Luciani/John Paul I, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI).
What Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis said to "Father" Antonio Spadoro, S.J., published in La Civiltà Cattolica in Italy and in America here in the United States of America, is making waves in the secular media because most people around the world, Catholics and non-Catholics, do not go on any Catholic websites whatsoever, no matter where those run those websites might fall along the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide in this time of apostasy and betrayal, and have not gotten the "sneak previews" of the remarks that were published today. And thus it is that those who are mired in lives of unrepentant sin, including those that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, can give "thanks" for having a "pope" who can "relax" what he himself called "small-minded rules" to demonstrate "compassion" upon them as they live their lives unmolested by the likes of any of us who, despite our sins and failings, know that every sin displeases God and is a cause for grief to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother.
It would take more than than is possible for me to expend to deal with every segment of Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's interview to Antonio Spadoro. I do, though, want to comment on five specific excerpts that indicate the depth of doctrinal and moral impurity that resides in his soul, which is being even more puffed up with pride as a result of the world's celebration of him and his denunciation of "small-minded rules:"
I. Bergoglio The Jesuit
Many commentators, stretching to find information about Jorge Mario Bergoglio, in the immediate aftermath of his election by his brother apostates of the Raccoon Lodge of Modernism to succeed Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, wrote that "Pope Francis" was a "conservative" because he ruled in an autocratic manner when he was the Jesuit provincial of Argentina from 1973 to 1979. As Bergoglio/Francis himself related to Antonio Spadoro, this characterization of is something at which he takes great personal offense:
What kind of experience in church
government, as a Jesuit superior and then as superior of a province of
the Society of Jesus, helped to fully form Father Bergoglio? The style
of governance of the Society of Jesus involves decisions made by the
superior, but also extensive consultation with his official advisors. So
I ask: “Do you think that your past government experience can serve you
in governing the universal church?” After a brief pause for reflection,
“In my experience as superior in the
Society, to be honest, I have not always behaved in that way—that is, I
did not always do the necessary consultation. And this was not a good
thing. My style of government as a Jesuit at the beginning had many
faults. That was a difficult time for the Society: an entire generation
of Jesuits had disappeared. Because of this I found myself provincial
when I was still very young. I was only 36 years old. That was crazy. I
had to deal with difficult situations, and I made my decisions abruptly
and by myself. Yes, but I must add one thing: when I entrust something
to someone, I totally trust that person. He or she must make a really
big mistake before I rebuke that person. But despite this, eventually
people get tired of authoritarianism.
“My authoritarian and quick manner of making decisions led me to have
serious problems and to be accused of being ultraconservative. I lived a
time of great interior crisis when I was in Cordova. To
be sure, I have never been like Blessed Imelda [a goody-goody], but I
have never been a right-winger. It was my authoritarian way of making
decisions that created problems. (A Big Heart Open to God, America Magazine.)
Well, there you have it, straight from Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's own lips. In one fell swoop he blasphemed the incorrupt Blessed Imelda Lambertini, who entered a cloistered Dominican convent in Valdipietra, Italy, at the age of nine in the year 1331, and disparaged faithful, believing Catholics as "right-wingers." To be considered a "right-winger" was something that caused "Father" Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., to have suffered a "time of great interior crisis" when he resided in Cordova, Argentina, as the provincial of the Society of Jesus in Argentina.
A believing Catholic understands that there is no such thing as a "right-winger" in the Catholic Church. There are believers and there are unbelievers.
Any Catholic who has a "crisis" over being considered "ultra-conservative" because this is thought make him an adherent of the "no church" and its "small-minded rules" is simply not a Catholic.
A believing Catholic considers it a privilege to have a disparaging label attached to him for adhering to everything that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has revealed to us exclusively to His Catholic Church, to whom He gave the sole authority to safeguard His Sacred Deposit of Faith eternally and teach its binding precepts infallibly.
II. Bergoglio the Frontiersman
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis considers himself a frontiersman, if you will, who has helped to explore the "frontiers" of Catholicism as it adapts to "needs" of the people and their lived situations:
During a visit by the fathers and staff of La Civiltà Cattolica, the
pope had spoken about the importance of the triad “dialogue,
discernment, frontier.” And he insisted particularly on the last point,
citing Paul VI and what he had said in a famous speech about the
Jesuits: “Wherever in the church—even in the most difficult and extreme
fields, in the crossroads of ideologies, in the social trenches—there
has been and is now conversation between the deepest desires of human
beings and the perennial message of the Gospel, Jesuits have been and
are there.” I ask Pope Francis what should be the priorities of journals
published by the Society of Jesus.
“The three key words
that I commended to La Civiltà Cattolica can be extended to all the
journals of the Society, perhaps with different emphases according to
their natures and their objectives. When I insist on the frontier, I am
referring in a particular way to the need for those who work in the
world of culture to be inserted into the context in which they operate
and on which they reflect. There is always the lurking danger of living
in a laboratory. Ours is not a ‘lab faith,’ but a ‘journey faith,’ a historical faith. God
has revealed himself as history, not as a compendium of abstract
truths. I am afraid of laboratories because in the laboratory you take
the problems and then you bring them home to tame them, to paint them,
out of their context. You cannot bring home the frontier, but you have
to live on the border and be audacious.”
I ask for examples from his personal experience.
“When it comes to social issues, it is one
thing to have a meeting to study the problem of drugs in a slum
neighborhood and quite another thing to go there, live there and
understand the problem from the inside and study it. There is a
brilliant letter by Father Arrupe to the Centers for Social Research and
Action on poverty, in which he says clearly that one cannot speak of
poverty if one does not experience poverty, with a direct connection to
the places in which there is poverty. The word insertion is
dangerous because some religious have taken it as a fad, and disasters
have occurred because of a lack of discernment. But it is truly
“The frontiers are many. Let us think of the
religious sisters living in hospitals. They live on the frontier. I am
alive because of one of them. When I went through my lung disease at the
hospital, the doctor gave me penicillin and streptomycin in certain
doses. The sister who was on duty tripled my doses because she was
daringly astute; she knew what to do because she was with ill people all
day. The doctor, who really was a good one, lived in his laboratory;
the sister lived on the frontier and was in dialogue with it every day.
Domesticating the frontier means just talking from a remote location,
locking yourself up in a laboratory. Laboratories are useful, but
reflection for us must always start from experience.” (A Big Heart Open to God, America Magazine.)
Catholicism is not a "journey faith" or "a historical faith."
For Modernists such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, of course, experience is the sine qua non of all religious experience, something that the false "pontiff" stressed in his first encyclical letter, Lumen Fidei, June 29, 2013, and in his letter to atheist Eugenio Scalfari (see Francis, The Out-of-Control and Uncontrollable Antipope, part two).
It is furthermore the case that the Sacred Deposit of Faith is not a "compendium of abstract truths." God's Divine Revelation, which has been revealed in time but does not "evolve" according to historical circumstances, is simple and is clearly understood as one of the essences of God is His simplicity.
Yes, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, God says "do this" and also "do not do this." To show forth our true love for Him as He has revealed Himself to us through His Catholic Church, we must accept without question, doubt or any kind of mental reservation what is taught in His Holy Name by Holy Mother Church as seek to keep the doctrines of Faith and Morals pure in our own lives by cooperating with the graces sent to us by Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, that have been won for us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
To believe that one cannot, for example, speak of poverty if one does not "experience" poverty is to reduce human beings to the slaves of the experiential ideology of John Locke and/or the obsession of the French writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau with "experience" as the one and only true and reliable teacher.
Pope Saint Pius X explained this heretical methodology in his encyclical letter against Modernism, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 7, 1907:
5. The Modernist apologist depends in two ways on the philosopher. First,
indirectly, inasmuch as his subject-matter is history -- history dictated, as we
have seen, by the philosopher; and, secondly, directly, inasmuch as he takes
both his doctrines and his conclusions from the philosopher. Hence that common
axiom of the Modernist school that in the new apologetics controversies in
religion must be determined by psychological and historical research. The
Modernist apologists, then, enter the arena, proclaiming to the rationalists
that, though they are defending religion, they have no intention of employing
the data of the sacred books or the histories in current use in the Church, and
written upon the old lines, but real history composed on modern principles and
according to the modern method. In all this they assert that they are not using
an argumentum ad hominem, because they are really of the opinion that the truth
is to be found only in this kind of history. They feel that it is not necessary
for them to make profession of their own sincerity in their writings. They are
already known to and praised by the rationalists as fighting under the same
banner, and they not only plume themselves on these encomiums, which would only
provoke disgust in a real Catholic, but use them as a counter-compensation to
the reprimands of the Church. Let us see how the Modernist conducts his
apologetics. The aim he sets before himself is to make one who is still without
faith attain that experience of the Catholic religion which, according to the
system, is the sole basis of faith. There are two ways open to him, the
objective and the subjective. The first of them starts from agnosticism. It
tends to show that religion, and especially the Catholic religion, is endowed
with such vitality as to compel every psychologist and historian of good faith
to recognize that its history hides some element of the unknown. To this end it
is necessary to prove that the Catholic religion, as it exists today, is that
which was founded by Jesus Christ; that is to say, that it is nothing else than
the progressive development of the germ which He brought into the world. Hence
it is imperative first of all to establish what this germ was, and this the
Modernist claims to he able to do by the following formula: Christ announced the
coming of the kingdom of God, which was to be realized within a brief lapse of
time and of which He was to become the Messias, the divinely-given founder and
ruler. Then it must be shown how this germ, always immanent and permanent in the
Catholic religion, has gone on slowly developing in the course of history,
adapting itself successively to the different circumstances through which it has
passed, borrowing from them by vital assimilation all the doctrinal, cultural,
ecclesiastical forms that served its purpose; whilst, on the other hand, it
surmounted all obstacles, vanquished all enemies, and survived all assaults and
all combats. Anyone who well and duly considers this mass of obstacles,
adversaries, attacks, combats, and the vitality and fecundity which the Church
has shown throughout them all, must admit that if the laws of evolution are
visible in her life they fail to explain the whole of her history -- the unknown
rises forth from it and presents itself before Us. Thus do they argue, not
perceiving that their determination of the primitive germ is only an a priori
assumption of agnostic and evolutionist philosophy, and that the germ itself has
been gratuitously defined so that it may fit in with their contention. (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 7, 1907.)
As a true Modernist revolutionary, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis must live solely from experience as he boasts of himself as being so superior to those who are restricted by what he thinks as nothing other than "small-minded rules" but are actually binding, immutable precepts that come from Christ the King Himself and that exist in the very nature of things in the Order of Creation (the Order of Nature).
III. Bergoglio the Theologian
In perfect continuity with his Modernist predecessor, the now-retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is not above twisting the words of various saints to suit his own purposes, something that he attempted to do near the end of his interview with Antonio Spadoro:
I ask Pope Francis about the enormous changes occurring in society and
the way human beings are reinterpreting themselves. At this point he
gets up and goes to get the breviary from his desk. It is in Latin, now
worn from use. He opens to the Office of Readings for Friday of the 27th
Week in Ordinary Time and reads me a passage from the Commonitorium Primum of St. Vincent of Lerins: “Even the dogma of the Christian religion
must follow these laws, consolidating over the years, developing over
time, deepening with age.”
The pope comments: “St.
Vincent of Lerins makes a comparison between the biological development
of man and the transmission from one era to another of the deposit of
faith, which grows and is strengthened with time. Here, human
self-understanding changes with time and so also human consciousness
deepens. Let us think of when slavery was accepted or the death penalty
was allowed without any problem. So we grow in the understanding of the
truth. Exegetes and theologians help the church to mature in her own
judgment. Even the other sciences and their development help the church
in its growth in understanding. There are ecclesiastical rules and precepts that were once effective, but now they have lost value or meaning. The view of the church’s teaching as a monolith to defend without nuance or different understandings is wrong.
“After all, in every age of history, humans
try to understand and express themselves better. So human beings in time
change the way they perceive themselves. It’s one thing for a man who
expresses himself by carving the ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace,’ yet
another for Caravaggio, Chagall and yet another still for Dalí. Even the
forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed
necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning.
“Humans are in search of themselves, and, of
course, in this search they can also make mistakes. The church has
experienced times of brilliance, like that of Thomas Aquinas. But the
church has lived also times of decline in its ability to think. For
example, we must not confuse the genius of Thomas Aquinas with the age
of decadent Thomist commentaries. Unfortunately, I studied philosophy
from textbooks that came from decadent or largely bankrupt Thomism. In
thinking of the human being, therefore, the church should strive for
genius and not for decadence.
“When does a formulation of thought cease to
be valid? When it loses sight of the human or even when it is afraid of
the human or deluded about itself. The deceived thought can be depicted
as Ulysses encountering the song of the Siren, or as Tannhäuser in an
orgy surrounded by satyrs and bacchantes, or as Parsifal, in the second
act of Wagner’s opera, in the palace of Klingsor. The thinking of the
church must recover genius and better understand how human beings
understand themselves today, in order to develop and deepen the church’s
teaching.” (A Big Heart Open to God, America Magazine.)
Would Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis want to name just one of the "decadent" Thomists who are said to have "corrupted" the teaching of Saint Thomas Aquinas?
Were the Fathers of the Council of Trent, who used Saint Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica to guide them as they conducted their deliberations under the infallible guidance of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, among these "decadent" Thomists?
Catholic doctrine is not a "formulation of thought." It is a faithful, immutable expression of that which has been revealed by God Himself and that binds all people at all times in all circumstances without any deviation, alteration or change whatsoever.
It is Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis who corrupts Catholic teaching, including that of Saint Vincent of Lerins, who, far from teaching what the false "pontiff" contended he did, reminded us that we are to hold fast to Catholic teaching without any change whatsoever:
[56.] In like manner, it behooves Christian doctrine to follow the same laws of progress, so as to be consolidated by years, enlarged by time, refined by age, and yet, withal, to continue uncorrupt and unadulterate, complete and perfect in all the measurement of its parts, and, so to speak, in all its proper members and senses, admitting no change, no waste of its distinctive property, no variation in its limits.
[57.] For example: Our forefathers in the old time sowed wheat in the Church's field. It would be most unmeet and iniquitous if we, their descendants, instead of the genuine truth of grain, should reap the counterfeit error of tares. This rather should be the result—there should be no discrepancy between the first and the last. From doctrine which was sown as wheat, we should reap, in the increase, doctrine of the same kind— wheat also; so that when in process of time any of the original seed is developed, and now flourishes under cultivation, no change may ensue in the character of the plant. There may supervene shape, form, variation in outward appearance, but the nature of each kind must remain the same. God forbid that those rose-beds of Catholic interpretation should be converted into thorns and thistles. God forbid that in that spiritual paradise from plants of cinnamon and balsam, darnel and wolfsbane should of a sudden shoot forth.
Therefore, whatever has been sown by the fidelity of the Fathers in this husbandry of God's Church, the same ought to be cultivated and taken care of by the industry of their children, the same ought to flourish and ripen, the same ought to advance and go forward to perfection. For it is right that those ancient doctrines of heavenly philosophy should, as time goes on, be cared for, smoothed, polished; but not that they should be changed, not that they should be maimed, not that they should be mutilated. They may receive proof, illustration, definiteness; but they must retain withal their completeness, their integrity, their characteristic properties.
[58.] For if once this license of impious fraud be admitted, I dread to say in how great danger religion will be of being utterly destroyed and annihilated. For if any one part of Catholic truth be given up, another, and another, and another will thenceforward be given up as a matter of course, and the several individual portions having been rejected, what will follow in the end but the rejection of the whole? On the other hand, if what is new begins to be mingled with what is old, foreign with domestic, profane with sacred, the custom will of necessity creep on universally, till at last the Church will have nothing left untampered with, nothing unadulterated, nothing sound, nothing pure; but where formerly there was a sanctuary of chaste and undefiled truth, thenceforward there will be a brothel of impious and base errors. May God's mercy avert this wickedness from the minds of his servants; be it rather the frenzy of the ungodly. (Commonitorium, by Saint Vincent of Lerins.)
Far from proving what Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis desires, the full passage that follows text he cited, as found in the Novus Ordo breviary, contradicts him entirely and condemns everything that he, Bergoglio/Francis contended in his interview was true and necessary.
Saint Vincent of Lerins also stated in the Commonitorium that we must avoid all profane novelties of words, drawing upon the very words of Saint Paul the Apostle to Saint Timothy, which were, after all, written under the divine inspiration of God the Holy Ghost:
[60.] But let us return to the apostle. "O Timothy," he says, "Guard the deposit, shunning profane novelties of words." "Shun them as you would a viper, as you would a scorpion, as you would a basilisk, lest they smite you not only with their touch, but even with their eyes and breath." What is "to shun"? Not even to eat 1 Corinthians 5:11 with a person of this sort. What is "shun"? "If anyone," says St. John, come to you and bring not this doctrine. What doctrine? What but the Catholic and universal doctrine, which has continued one and the same through the several successions of ages by the uncorrupt tradition of the truth and so will continue for ever— "Receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed, for he that bids him Godspeed communicates with him in his evil deeds." 2 John 10
[61.] "Profane novelties of words." What words are these? Such as have nothing sacred, nothing religious, words utterly remote from the inmost sanctuary of the Church which is the temple of God. Profane novelties of words, that is, of doctrines, subjects, opinions, such as are contrary to antiquity and the faith of the olden time. Which if they be received, it follows necessarily that the faith of the blessed fathers is violated either in whole, or at all events in great part; it follows necessarily that all the faithful of all ages, all the saints, the chaste, the continent, the virgins, all the clergy, Deacons and Priests, so many thousands of Confessors, so vast an army of martyrs, such multitudes of cities and of peoples, so many islands, provinces, kings, tribes, kingdoms, nations, in a word, almost the whole earth, incorporated in Christ the Head, through the Catholic faith, have been ignorant for so long a tract of time, have been mistaken, have blasphemed, have not known what to believe, what to confess.
[62.] "Shun profane novelties of words," which to receive and follow was never the part of Catholics; of heretics always was. In truth, what heresy ever burst forth save under a definite name, at a definite place, at a definite time? Who ever originated a heresy that did not first dissever himself from the consentient agreement of the universality and antiquity of the Catholic Church? That this is so is demonstrated in the clearest way by examples. For who ever before that profane Pelagius attributed so much antecedent strength to Free-will, as to deny the necessity of God's grace to aid it towards good in every single act? Who ever before his monstrous disciple Cœlestius denied that the whole human race is involved in the guilt of Adam's sin? Who ever before sacrilegious Arius dared to rend asunder the unity of the Trinity? Who before impious Sabellius was so audacious as to confound the Trinity of the Unity? Who before cruellest Novatian represented God as cruel in that He had rather the wicked should die than that he should be converted and live? Who before Simon Magus, who was smitten by the apostle's rebuke, and from whom that ancient sink of every thing vile has flowed by a secret continuous succession even to Priscillian of our own time,— who, I say, before this Simon Magus, dared to say that God, the Creator, is the author of evil, that is, of our wickednesses, impieties, flagitiousnesses, inasmuch as he asserts that He created with His own hands a human nature of such a description, that of its own motion, and by the impulse of its necessity-constrained will, it can do nothing else, can will nothing else, but sin, seeing that tossed to and fro, and set on fire by the furies of all sorts of vices, it is hurried away by unquenchable lust into the utmost extremes of baseness?
[63.] There are innumerable instances of this kind, which for brevity's sake, pass over; by all of which, however, it is manifestly and clearly shown, that it is an established law, in the case of almost all heresies, that they evermore delight in profane novelties, scorn the decisions of antiquity, and, through oppositions of science falsely so called, make shipwreck of the faith. On the other hand, it is the sure characteristic of Catholics to keep that which has been committed to their trust by the holy Fathers, to condemn profane novelties, and, in the apostle's words, once and again repeated, to anathematize every one who preaches any other doctrine than that which has been received. (Commonitorium, by Saint Vincent of Lerins.)
This should sufficiently prove that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis entirely misrepresented the teaching of Saint Vincent of Lerins, which was only simply a reiteration of the consistent teaching of the Catholic Church, thus corrupting it for the purposes of seeking to justify the unjustifiable and to defend the indenfensible, the false religion of conciliarism.
IV. Bergoglio the Liberator
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis has shown us consistently (see the appendix below for a complete, updated list of links to articles about the false "pontiff" that have been published in the past six months) that he has a firm and abiding hatred for those who hold fast to the Faith of our Fathers, considering them to be "legalists" and "restorationists." He could not resist denouncing his favorite straw men in his interview with Antonio Spadoro:
I ask, “So if the encounter with God is not an ‘empirical eureka,’ and if it is a journey that sees with the eyes of history, then we can also make mistakes?”
The pope replies: “Yes, in this quest to
seek and find God in all things there is still an area of uncertainty.
There must be. If a person says that he met God with total certainty and
is not touched by a margin of uncertainty, then this is not good. For
me, this is an important key. If one has the answers to all the
questions—that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he
is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the
people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must
leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble. Uncertainty is in every true discernment that is open to finding
confirmation in spiritual consolation.
“The risk in seeking and finding God in all
things, then, is the willingness to explain too much, to say with human
certainty and arrogance: ‘God is here.’ We will find only a god that
fits our measure. The correct attitude is that of St. Augustine: seek
God to find him, and find God to keep searching for God forever. Often
we seek as if we were blind, as one often reads in the Bible. And this
is the experience of the great fathers of the faith, who are our models.
We have to re-read the Letter to the Hebrews, Chapter 11. Abraham
leaves his home without knowing where he was going, by faith. All of our
ancestors in the faith died seeing the good that was promised, but from
a distance.... Our life is not given to us like an opera libretto, in
which all is written down; but it means going, walking, doing,
searching, seeing.... We must enter into the adventure of the quest for
meeting God; we must let God search and encounter us.
“Because God is first; God is always first
and makes the first move. God is a bit like the almond flower of your
Sicily, Antonio, which always blooms first. We read it in the Prophets.
God is encountered walking, along the path. At this juncture, someone
might say that this is relativism. Is it relativism? Yes, if it is
misunderstood as a kind of indistinct pantheism. It is not relativism if
it is understood in the biblical sense, that God is always a surprise,
so you never know where and how you will find him. You are not setting
the time and place of the encounter with him. You must, therefore,
discern the encounter. Discernment is essential.
“If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to
open up new areas to God. Those who today always look for disciplinarian
solutions, those who long for an exaggerated doctrinal ‘security,’
those who stubbornly try to recover a past that no longer exists—they
have a static and inward-directed view of things. In this way, faith
becomes an ideology among other ideologies. I have a dogmatic certainty:
God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the
life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices,
drugs or anything else—God is in this person’s life. You can, you must
try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a
land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good
seed can grow. You have to trust God.” (A Big Heart Open to God, America Magazine.)
While it is true that we must use prudence to discern the will of God for us in our lives, something that can carry with it uncertainty and difficulty, it is untrue that we cannot know God's will for us with what is called moral certainty.
Insofar as doctrinal truth is concerned, however, God has revealed Himself clearly. Doubt in Him and in His Divine Revelation is excluded by the First Commandment and has been formulated as a prayer that each of us should pray every day, the Act of Faith:
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God, in three Divine
Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost: I believe that Thy Divine Son
became Man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the
living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the
Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen. (The Act of Faith.)
We do not need to "journey" to discover the truth about God.
Pope Pius XI explained to us in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, that the Catholic Churches her children a doctrine that is clearly understood and very secure in its meaning:
But the Only-begotten Son of God, when He commanded His
representatives to teach all nations, obliged all men to give credence to
whatever was made known to them by "witnesses preordained by God," and also
confirmed His command with this sanction: "He that believeth and is baptized
shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be condemned." These two
commands of Christ, which must be fulfilled, the one, namely, to teach, and the
other to believe, cannot even be understood, unless the Church proposes a
complete and easily understood teaching, and is immune when it thus teaches from
all danger of erring. In this matter, those also turn aside from the right path,
who think that the deposit of truth such laborious trouble, and with such
lengthy study and discussion, that a man's life would hardly suffice to find and
take possession of it; as if the most merciful God had spoken through the
prophets and His Only-begotten Son merely in order that a few, and those
stricken in years, should learn what He had revealed through them, and not that
He might inculcate a doctrine of faith and morals, by which man should be guided
through the whole course of his moral life. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
Yet it is that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis continues, most obsessively it should be noted, to disparage traditionally-minded Catholics who adhere to the "past" and who look for "disciplinarian" solutions and thus turn the Catholic Faith into what he calls is an "ideology." In doing this, Bergoglio/Francis stands condemned by the following words of Saint Vincent of Lerins that were quoted just above:
Profane novelties of words, that is, of doctrines, subjects, opinions, such as are contrary to antiquity and the faith of the olden time. Which if they be received, it follows necessarily that the faith of the blessed fathers is violated either in whole, or at all events in great part; it follows necessarily that all the faithful of all ages, all the saints, the chaste, the continent, the virgins, all the clergy, Deacons and Priests, so many thousands of Confessors, so vast an army of martyrs, such multitudes of cities and of peoples, so many islands, provinces, kings, tribes, kingdoms, nations, in a word, almost the whole earth, incorporated in Christ the Head, through the Catholic faith, have been ignorant for so long a tract of time, have been mistaken, have blasphemed, have not known what to believe, what to confess. (Commonitorium, by Saint Vincent of Lerins.)
Yes, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis does indeed blaspheme Catholics who, despite their sins, hold fast to what they have received in perfect imitation of the holy example given us by Saint Athanasius himself:
May God console you!...What saddens you...is the
fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during
this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that 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 this 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 us 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
No one, ever, will prevail against your faith,
beloved brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back
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.)
I, for one, plead guilty again to being a restorationist. Yes, I believe in the words of Saint Pius X, "Pray for the restoration that is to come."
Part two of this commentary, which will be published by tomorrow morning, the Feast of Saint Eustace and Companions and Ember Friday in September (a day of fast and total abstinence), will focus on Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's comments on the chemical and surgical execution of children and on those concerning those who steeped in unnatural sins of perversity.
"Go, and now sin no more" does not mean that one is free to "journey with everyone as they "accompany" them on their "challenges."
For the moment, however, perhaps it is useful to provide is a depiction of the torments that exist in the ultimate destination to which this false religion, headed by a veritable apostle of Antichrist, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, leads:
The devil is so proud that he is providing us with his calling card, and it is being distributed by the heretic Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, whose very Modernist heart was described perfectly by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907, as he drew upon the direct, blunt and, believe it or not, crystal-clear language of Pope Gregory IX:
The Modernists completely invert the parts, and of them may be applied
the words which another of Our predecessors Gregory IX, addressed to
some theologians of his time: "Some among you, puffed up like
bladders with the spirit of vanity strive by profane novelties to cross
the boundaries fixed by the Fathers, twisting the meaning of the sacred
text...to the philosophical teaching of the rationalists, not for the
profit of their hearer but to make a show of science...these men, led
away by various and strange doctrines, turn the head into the tail and
force the queen to serve the handmaid." (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.)
Although some in fully traditional circles discourage Catholics from reading the message of Our Lady of La Salette as the Holy See had prohibited its publication a century ago, the Holy See did not proclaim on the authenticity of the message itself, which had been approved for publication by Bishop Salvatore Luigi Zola, who served as the Bishop of Lecce, Italy, from June 22, 1877, to April 27, 1898. There can be no doubt, at least in this writer's mind, that the message of Our Lady of La Salette, who appeared to Maximim Giraud and Melanie Calvat one hundred seventy-six years ago today, that is, on September 19, 1846, prophetically describes the situation facing the Church Militant on earth during this time of unbelievable apostasy and betrayal:
"The earth will be struck with plagues of all kinds;" [Mélanie
added here: "Besides pestilence and famine, which will be widespread"]
"there will be wars up to the last war, which will then be waged by
the ten kings of the Antichrist, kings who will all have a common design
and will be the sole rulers of the world. Before this happens, there will
be a sort of false peace in the world; people will think only of amusing
themselves; the wicked will indulge in all kinds of sin; but the children
of Holy Church, children of the true faith, my true imitators, will grow
in the love of God and in the virtues dearest to me. Happy the humble souls
lead by the Holy Ghost! I shall battle along with them until they reach
the fullness of maturity.
"Nature begs vengeance on account of men, and she shudders with
dread, awaiting what must happen to the crime-stained earth.
"Tremble, earth, and you who profess to serve Jesus Christ, while
interiorly you adore yourselves, tremble; for God will hand you over to
His enemy, because the holy places are in a state of corruption; many convents
are no longer houses of God, but pastures for Asmodeus and his own.
"It will be at this time that the Antichrist will be born of a
Hebrew nun, a false virgin who will be in communication with the ancient
serpent, master of impurity; his father will be a bishop (Ev.). [We spell
out the word "bishop" here. In the French text appear only the
first two letters of évèque, the French word for bishop, but there is little
doubt that this is the word they stand for, because in Mélanie's first
draft of the message the whole word is spelled out.]
"At birth he will vomit blasphemies, he will have teeth; in a word,
this will be the devil incarnate; he will utter terrifying cries, he will
work wonders, he will live only on impurities. He will have brothers who,
although not incarnate devils like himself, will be children of evil; at
the age of twelve, they will be noted for the valiant victories they will
win; soon they will each be at the head of armies, assisted by legions
"The seasons will be changed, the earth will produce only bad fruits,
the heavenly bodies will lose the regularity of their movements, the moon
will reflect only a feeble reddish light; water and fire will lend convulsive
motions to the earth's sphere, causing mountains , cities, etc., to be
"Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist.
"The demons of the air, together with the Antichrist, will work
great wonders on the earth and in the air, and men will become ever more
perverted. God will take care of His faithful servants and mend of good
will; the Gospel will be preached everywhere, all peoples and all nations
will have knowledge of the Truth.
"I address a pressing appeal to the earth: I call upon the true
disciples of the God living and reigning in the heavens; I call upon the
true imitators of Christ made man, the one true Savior of men; I call upon
my children, my true devotees, those who have given themselves o me so
that I may lead them to my Divine Son, those whom I bear as it were in
my arms, those who have lived in my spirit; finally, I call upon the Apostles
of the Latter Times, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have lived
in contempt of the world and of themselves, in poverty and humility, in
contempt and silence, in prayer and mortification, in chastity and in union
with God, in suffering, and unknown to the world. It is time for them to
emerge and come enlighten the earth. Go, show yourselves to be my dear
children; I am with you and in you, provided your faith is the light enlightening
you in these evil times. May your zeal make your famished for the glory
and honor of Jesus Christ. Do battle, children of light, you, the few who
see thereby; fir the time of times, the end of ends, is at hand.
"The Church will be eclipsed, the world will be in consternation.
But there are Enoch and Elias, they will preach with the power of God,
and men of good will will believe in God, and many souls will be comforted;
they will make great progress by virtue of the Holy Ghost and will condemn
the diabolical errors of the Antichrist.
"Woe to the inhabitants of the earth. There will be bloody wars,
and famines; plagues and contagious diseases; there will be frightful showers
of animals; thunders which will demolish cities; earthquakes which will
engulf countries; voices will be heard in the air; men will beat their
heads against the walls; they will call on death, yet death will constitute
their torment; blood will flow on all sides. Who could overcome, if God
doesn't shorten the time of trial? At the blood, tears and prayers of the
righteous, God will relent; Enoch and Elias will be put to death; pagan
Rome will disappear; the fire of Heaven will fall and consume three cities;
the whole universe will be struck with terror, and many will allow themselves
to be seduced because they didn't adore the true Christ living in their
midst. It is time; the sun is darkening; Faith alone will survive.
"The time is at hand; the abyss is opening. Here is the king of
the kings of darkness. Here is the beast with its subjects, calling itself
the savior of the world. In pride he will rise skyward to go up to Heaven;
he will be stifled by the breath of St. Michael the Archangel. He will
fall and the earth -which for three days will be in constant change- will
open its fiery bosom; he will be plunged forever with all his followers
into hell's eternal chasms. Then water and fire will purify the earth and
consume all the works of men's pride, and everything will be renewed; God
will be served and glorified." (The Message of Our Lady of La Salette.)
Floodwaters have already pounded Boulder, Colorado, which contains a very strong presence of outright Satanists within its boundaries, and have inundated Acapulco, Mexico, where wealthy tourists commit untold numbers of sins against Holy Purity, sins that do not matter to Jorge Mario Bergoglio in the very slightest.
Many more catastrophic chastisements are coming our way, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is doing his own wretched part to bring them down upon us.
Remember these words of the late William C. Koneazny, the founder of the Catholic Rendezvous (see A True Catholic Rendezvous): Our Lady will come and throw the bums out!"
We are about to pray a Rosary in reparation for the blasphemies, sacrileges and apostasies of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, which is why this commentary must be interrupted.
It is a good idea for those who read this commentary to do so as well.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of La Salette, 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.
Saint Eustace and his Companions, pray for us.
A List of All Previous Articles About Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis That Have Been Published on this Website
Francis, The Talking Apostate, Francis The Lay Pope, Francis The Head Citizen Of The One World Ecumenical Church, Francis The Jansenist,Francis The Ostensibly Pious, Francis The Pagan, Francis The Feminist, Francis The Hun, Francis The Deceiver, Francis The Logician, Francis The Manichean, Francis The Blind, Francis The Illusionist, part one, Francis The Illusionist, part two, Francis The Illusionist, part three, Francis The Flexible, Francis The Insidious Little Pest, Jorge Mario Bergoglio And His Friend, Justin Welby, Francis And Other Judases Abound In Holy Week, Francis And The Commissars, Francis The Revolutionary And His Dollies, Please Help Francis The Ecumenist, Do Not Permit Yourselves To Be Snookered, Another Day In The Life Of An Antichrist, No Matter A Difference In Style, One In Modernist Mind and Heart, One Heretic Speaks, Another Listens, Modernism Repackaged as Newness, Standing Firm In Defense Of Gallicanism, "You, Sir, Are A Pharisee!", So Much For Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat, Francis Takes Us To Ding Dong School Of Apostasy, Phoning It In, Don't Worry, Jorge, We Don't Take You Seriously As A Catholic In The Slightest, So Much For The Sandro Magister "Photo Op" Theory, Francis Do-Right, Francis The Liturgist, Francis At The Improv, Relax, Jorge, You're Not The Pope, Francis The Obsessed, Francis The Anti-Campion, Two For The Price Of One, part one, Two For The Price Of One, part two, Incompetent To Teach Squat About The Catholic Faith, part one, Incompetent To Teach Squat About The Catholic Faith, part two, Incompetent To Teach Squat About The Catholic Faith, part three, Where Does One Begin? part one, Where Does One Begin? part two, Where Does One Begin? part three, Dispensing With The Last Pretenses Of Catholicism, Francis The Anti-Apostle, Francis The Syncretist, Francis The Sillonist, Francis The Apostate: From Revolution To Anarchy, Francis The Pied Piper of Antichrist, Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part one, Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part two, Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part three, Francis The Self-Caricaturist, Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part four, Recruited By Antichrist To Be His Apologist, part two ,Recruited By Antichrist To Be His Apologists, part three, Francis and Barry's Religion of Peace, Francis: The Latest In A Long Line Of Ecclesiastical Tyrants, Francis The Insane Dreamer, Rebel And Miscreant, Francis Really, Really Means It, Boys and Girls,
Conciliarism's Weapons of Mass Destruction, Conciliarism's Weapons Of Mass Destruction, part two, Conciliarism's Weapons of Mass Destruction, part three, Francis The Impure, Francis The Slayer of Straw Men, Francis, The Out-Of-Control And Uncontrollable Antipope, part one, Francis, The Out-of-Control and Uncontrollable Antipope, part two, What More Time Needs To Be Wasted On This Horrible Man?, Francis The Possessed, "Who Today Will Presume To Say She Is Widowed?", Everything's Just Fine, Jorge, Huh?