by Thomas A. Droleskey
This commentary very well could be entitled as "Francis the Naturalist," "Francis the Mason," "Francis the Universalist" or "Francis the Heretic. Any one of those titles would fit very well. Perhaps some of them will be used in the future.
Yes, seventy days, a full ten weeks, after his "election" to be the universal public face of apostasy, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has established quite a little niche as an unabashed, unreconstructed 1960s-style Modernist Jesuit as he uses everything at his disposal, including his daily sermons in the Casa Santa Marta inside of the Vatican Walls, to blast away at whatever remaining "notions" of Catholicism that might be left after fifty-five years of conciliar propaganda. Yet is that this persistent revolutionary of a septuagenarian has been able to capture the fanciful imaginations of most Catholics and non-Catholics in the world, something that figures of Antichrist have a penchant for doing.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis has shown himself to be quite adept at occasionally saying things that sound authentically Catholic while he drops in buckets full of poison into the souls of those who are paying any attention to him. A smile and a wave can go a long way to make apostasy, blasphemy and sacrilege seem as though it is Catholicism to those who have tired of--or perhaps have never been taught--the true teaching of the Catholic Church that requires men to reform their lives by quitting their sins in cooperation with the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into their hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.
Bergoglio/Francis has made the denial of the Catholic Church a daily art form. Not even Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI blathered on every day as his successor as the head of the counterfeit church of conciliarism has been doing for the past ten weeks.
Yes, Ratzinger/Benedict kept busy in his own right during the nearly eight years of his tenure. His method, though, was dedicated principally to giving a "papal" imprimatur to his previous work as a "theologian" that he had published in one book full of heresies after another. Ratzinger/Benedict also used his "unofficial" books as a means of deconstructing and distorting the Holy Father, including the very fact of Our Divine Redeemer's actual bodily Resurrection from the dead (see Novus Ordo Wire for a review of the ways in which Ratzinger/Benedict has denied the fact of Our Lord's Resurrection on Easter Sunday).
Jorge Bergoglio/Francis, however, has chosen a different course by using his daily sermonettes, given in an off-the cuff extemporaneous manner, to give "papal" expression to the Modernist shibboleths he learned so well in the 1960s and that he has used as the basis of life as a conciliar "presbyter" and "bishop." He did so yesterday to advance the falsehood of "universal salvation" even if he did use that term. It is clear, though, that Jorge Mario Bergoglio believes that everyone who "does good" is going to Heaven:
(Vatican Radio) “Doing good” is a principle that unites all humanity, beyond the diversity of ideologies and religions, and creates the “culture of encounter” that is the foundation of peace: this is what Pope said at Mass this morning at the Domus Santae Martae, in the presence of employees of the Governorate of Vatican City. Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, concelebrated at the Mass.
Wednesday’s Gospel speaks to us about the disciples who prevented a person from outside their group from doing good. “They complain,” the Pope said in his homily, because they say, “If he is not one of us, he cannot do good. If he is not of our party, he cannot do good.” And Jesus corrects them: “Do not hinder him, he says, let him do good.” The disciples, Pope Francis explains, “were a little intolerant,” closed off by the idea of possessing the truth, convinced that “those who do not have the truth, cannot do good.” “This was wrong . . . Jesus broadens the horizon.” Pope Francis said, “The root of this possibility of doing good – that we all have – is in creation”:
"The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment at heart: do good and do not do evil. All of us. ‘But, Father, this is not Catholic! He cannot do good.’ Yes, he can. He must. Not can: must! Because he has this commandment within him. Instead, this ‘closing off’ that imagines that those outside, everyone, cannot do good is a wall that leads to war and also to what some people throughout history have conceived of: killing in the name of God. That we can kill in the name of God. And that, simply, is blasphemy. To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy.”
“Instead,” the Pope continued, “the Lord has created us in His image and likeness, and has given us this commandment in the depths of our heart: do good and do not do evil”:
"The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class! We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: we need that so much. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.”
“Doing good” the Pope explained, is not a matter of faith: “It is a duty, it is an identity card that our Father has given to all of us, because He has made us in His image and likeness. And He does good, always.”
This was the final prayer of Pope Francis:
"Today is [the feast of] Santa Rita, Patron Saint of impossible things – but this seems impossible: let us ask of her this grace, this grace that all, all, all people would do good and that we would encounter one another in this work, which is a work of creation, like the creation of the Father. A work of the family, because we are all children of God, all of us, all of us! And God loves us, all of us! May Santa Rita grant us this grace, which seems almost impossible. Amen.” (Culture of encounter is the foundation of peace.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, who is a master blasphemer, dared to speak of "blasphemy" in yesterday's session of his Ding Dong School Of Apostasy?
Well, before providing a brief dissection of each of Bergoglio/Francis's principal offenses given yesterday to the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity, it is perhaps very fitting to mock the business of "doing good" is the foundation of peace. Yes, I mean to heap mockery and scorn upon Francis Do-Right of the Latin American Mounted Apostates.
"Doing good" is all that is necessary to please God?
Well, let me mock this blasphemous contention by providing you with the lyrics from "Doing Good" from the 1966 Broadway play It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman that was sung by actor Bob Holliday as his Superman character changed back into the Clark Kent persona at the beginning of the play:
Every man has a job to do
And my job is doing good.
Every night when the job is through
I fold my tights, proud to know
I've done all I could.
It's a satisfying feeling
When you hang up your cape
To know that you've averted
Murder, larceny and rape.
Every man has a job to do;
Well, back into the old Clark Kent disguise.
I'll never stop doing good.
Other men have their work to do
But as for me, I must live,
Not one life but two.
This disguise is really wonderful
For who would guess
That underneath this white shirt
Is a great big red "S".
Every man has his job to do
And my job is doing good.
I'll never stop doing good.
Oh, it's hard to keep on wearing
The old Clark Kent smile,
But I know I have to do it 'cause
My work is so worthwhile.
La-de-dum, it's a funny life.
Still and all, a life well spent.
So here you go, bravery gone,
Meek and mild, glasses on.
Superman, now you're Clark Kent. (IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN.)
Yes, this is very serious subject. It is deadly serious. It is a matter of spiritual life and death.
However, the insipid song of naturalism sung by a man paid to play a comic book character expresses the mind of Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis completely.
An effort will be made, therefore, to provide thorough but nevertheless concise refutations of ding dong school lesson that Bergoglio/Francis provided yesterday.
I. Doing Good As The Path To Heaven
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis has made it a point to emphasize "charity" and "service" to the poor as the principal way to serve God. He is a pagan, a man who projects onto Divine Revelation whatever he desires, and in doing so he proves himself to a quintessential Modernist (see Francis The Pagan).
Alas, we must know, love and serve God as He has revealed Himself to His Catholic Church without dissenting or redefining in any way even one article contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith.
To know God means to submit ourselves with humility and docility to the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, she who is the sole repository and teacher of the Holy Faith. Holy Mother Church is the spotless, immaculate spouse of her Mystical Bridegroom and Invisible Head, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She is without any shadow of change or alteration in her doctrines, something that her twenty general councils and her true popes have made clear time and time again. (See the appendix below for yet another review of this teaching.)
God loves us because we do indeed have a rational, immortal soul that has been made in His very image and likeness and that has been redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of His Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on the wood of the Holy Cross. God's love for us wills our good, the ultimate expression of which is the salvation of our immortal souls as members of His Catholic Church.
To love God, therefore, we must obey His Commandments and seek to cooperate with the graces won for us on Calvary that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady to root out sin from our lives and to reform our lives and to scale the heights of sanctity as we fulfill the duties of our state-in-life by carrying with joy and gratitude whatever crosses He sees fit to send our way.
True love for ourselves and others must in like manner be an act of the will to advance their salvation, doing or saying nothing, whether by omission or commission, that can in any way interfere with the pursuit of the Last End for which all men were made, the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven.
True love for ourselves and others must be premised first and foremost on a true love for God and a desire to serve Him with our whole heart, our whole mind and our whole strength. Any other kind of "love" is nothing other than disordered self-love that descends into sappy sentimentality, a "love" that will tolerate all offenses to God in the name of not offending one's fellow creatures.
Most atheists alive today in the "civilized West" have made a conscious choice to reject the existence of God and the Sacred Deposit of Faith that He has entrusted to His Catholic Church. The have heard of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and they have made a conscious choice to reject Him. To reaffirm such people in their atheism, if only by omission, without exhorting them to convert is a grave offense in the sight of God, Who wills that all men on earth be members in good standing of His Catholic Church. And those in Communist lands such as Red China, Cuba, Vietnam Laos and elsewhere must still have the Gospel preached to them, which is why is a terrible sin for Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis to "pray" for Catholics in Red China "so that they may always be a leaven of harmonious coexistence among all citizens" (see Call to prayer for the Church in China). The Faith must divide men and lead to conflict when men make demigods out of themselves or their false beliefs, including Communism.
An atheist's "good deeds" count for nothing towards their eternal salvation. Narcissistic, ostentatious shows of "charity" have nothing to do with Catholic Charity, something that Pope Saint Pius X made clear in his condemnation of The Sillon, whose Judeo-Masonic principles of naturalism serve as the very foundation of the counterfeit church of conciliarism's entire view of ecumenism and "inter-religious dialogue" and "cooperation," contained in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
To reply to these fallacies is only too easy; for
whom will they make believe that the Catholic Sillonists, the priests
and seminarists enrolled in their ranks have in sight in their social
work, only the temporal interests of the working class? To maintain
this, We think, would be an insult to them. The truth is that the
Sillonist leaders are self-confessed and irrepressible idealists; they claim to regenerate the working class by first elevating the
conscience of Man; they have a social doctrine, and they have religious
and philosophical principles for the reconstruction of society upon new
foundations; they have a particular conception of human dignity,
freedom, justice and brotherhood; and, in an attempt to justify their
social dreams, they put forward the Gospel, but interpreted in their own
way; and what is even more serious, they call to witness Christ, but a
diminished and distorted Christ. Further, they teach these
ideas in their study groups, and inculcate them upon their friends, and
they also introduce them into their working procedures. Therefore they
are really professors of social, civic, and religious morals; and
whatever modifications they may introduce in the organization of the
Sillonist movement, we have the right to say that the aims of the
Sillon, its character and its action belong to the field of morals which
is the proper domain of the Church. In view of all this, the Sillonist
are deceiving themselves when they believe that they are working in a
field that lies outside the limits of Church authority and of its
doctrinal and directive power. . . .
We know well that they flatter themselves with the idea of raising human dignity and the discredited condition of the working class. We know that they
wish to render just and perfect the labor laws and the relations between
employers and employees, thus causing a more complete justice and a
greater measure of charity to prevail upon earth, and causing also a
profound and fruitful transformation in society by which mankind would
make an undreamed-of progress. Certainly, We do not blame these efforts;
they would be excellent in every respect if the Sillonist did not
forget that a person’s progress consists in developing his natural
abilities by fresh motivations; that it consists also in permitting
these motivations to operate within the frame of, and in conformity
with, the laws of human nature. But, on the contrary, by ignoring the
laws governing human nature and by breaking the bounds within which they
operate, the human person is lead, not toward progress, but towards
death. This, nevertheless, is what they want to do with human
society; they dream of changing its natural and traditional foundations;
they dream of a Future City built on different principles, and they
dare to proclaim these more fruitful and more beneficial than the
principles upon which the present Christian City rests.
No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the
utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when
everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the
City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot
be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work;
no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City
to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it
is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. omnia instaurare in Christo. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
By separating fraternity from Christian charity thus understood, Democracy, far
from being a progress, would mean a disastrous step backwards for civilization.
If, as We desire with all Our heart, the highest possible peak of well being for
society and its members is to be attained through fraternity or, as it is also
called, universal solidarity, all minds must be united in the knowledge of
Truth, all wills united in morality, and all hearts in the love of God and His
Son Jesus Christ. But this union is attainable only by Catholic charity, and
that is why Catholic charity alone can lead the people in the march of progress
towards the ideal civilization.
Finally, at the root of all their fallacies on social questions, lie the false
hopes of Sillonists on human dignity. According to them, Man will be a man truly
worthy of the name only when he has acquired a strong, enlightened, and
independent consciousness, able to do without a master, obeying only himself,
and able to assume the most demanding responsibilities without faltering. Such
are the big words by which human pride is exalted, like a dream carrying Man
away without light, without guidance, and without help into the realm of
illusion in which he will be destroyed by his errors and passions whilst
awaiting the glorious day of his full consciousness. And that great day, when
will it come? Unless human nature can be changed, which is not within the power
of the Sillonists, will that day ever come? Did the Saints who brought human
dignity to its highest point, possess that kind of dignity? And what of the
lowly of this earth who are unable to raise so high but are content to plow
their furrow modestly at the level where Providence placed them? They who are
diligently discharging their duties with Christian humility, obedience, and
patience, are they not also worthy of being called men? Will not Our Lord take
them one day out of their obscurity and place them in heaven amongst the princes
of His people? (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Francis Do-Right is Francis Do-Wrong as what appears to be "good" and virtuous in the eyes of men is not so in the eyes of God, something that Pope Leo XIII noted in his Apostolic Letter to James Cardinal Gibbons, the Archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 to 1921, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899, thereby condemning the indifferentism of many Catholics in the United States of America at the end of Nineteenth Century that had convinced them that it did not matter what a person believed as long as they were "good" people:
Can it be that those men illustrious for sanctity, whom the
Church distinguishes and openly pays homage to, were deficient, came
short in the order of nature and its endowments, because they excelled
in Christian strength? And although it be allowed at times to
wonder at acts worthy of admiration which are the outcome of natural
virtue-is there anyone at all endowed simply with an outfit of natural
virtue? Is there any one not tried by mental anxiety, and this in no
light degree? Yet ever to master such, as also to preserve in its
entirety the law of the natural order, requires an assistance from on
high. These single notable acts to which we have alluded will frequently
upon a closer investigation be found to exhibit the appearance rather
than the reality of virtue. Grant that it is virtue, unless we would
"run in vain" and be unmindful of that eternal bliss which a good God in
his mercy has destined for us, of what avail are natural virtues unless
seconded by the gift of divine grace? Hence St. Augustine well says:
"Wonderful is the strength, and swift the course, but outside the true
path." For as the nature of man, owing to the primal fault, is
inclined to evil and dishonor, yet by the help of grace is raised up, is
borne along with a new greatness and strength, so, too, virtue, which
is not the product of nature alone, but of grace also, is made fruitful
unto everlasting life and takes on a more strong and abiding character. (Pope Leo XIII, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899.)
Yes, the appearance rather the reality of virtue. That is exactly what Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis and his fellow conciliar revolutionaries, including each of his five predecessors as the "Petrine Minister" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, have praised repeatedly as they reject Catholicism as the one and only foundation of personal and social order.
Moreover, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis in saying that atheists "must do good" because they have God's Commandments within their hearts overlooks the simple fact that most atheists today believe that they are "doing good" by supporting every manner moral degradation imaginable, including the chemical and surgical execution of the innocent preborn, special legal "rights" to be granted to those who are engaged in perverse acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments and by seeking to eliminate all public references to God, no less of His Divine Son, Christ the King, from the consciousness of men.
This is "doing good"?
Men who feed the poor, clothe the naked and shelter the homeless while supporting contraception, abortion and the sin of Sodom while making warfare against the true religion and the Holy Name of Jesus, which many of them blaspheme openly and wantonly, are not to be "tolerated." They are to be converted.
Such, alas, is yet another difference between Catholicism and its counterfeit ape, conciliarism.
Universal Salvation By Strong Implication
Jorge Mario Bergoglio did not use the phrase "universal salvation" yesterday, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Ember Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Rita of Cascia, whom he blasphemed by trying to make her a witness in behalf of his "do good" theology of salvation. It is true that the souls of all men have been redeemed by the shedding of Our Lord's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. It is not true, though, that all men are saved, including most Catholics. Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis was certainly implying very strongly that atheists can be saved as long as they do good. Apostasy.
Saint Leonard of Port Maurice explained that it is indeed few in number who are saved, and he was writing only about baptized Catholics, mind you:
Look higher still, and see the
prelates (Bishops) of the Holy Church, pastors who have the charge of
souls. Is the number of those who are saved among them greater than the
number of those who are damned? Listen to Cantimpre'; he will relate an
event to you, and you may draw the conclusions. There was a synod being
held in Paris, and a great number of prelates and pastors who had the
charge of souls were in attendance; the king and princes also came to
add luster to that assembly by their presence. A famous preacher was
invited to preach. While he was preparing his sermon, a horrible demon
appeared to him and said, "Lay your books aside. If you want to give a
sermon that will be useful to these princes and prelates, content
yourself with telling them on our part, 'We the princes of
darkness thank you, princes, prelates, and pastors of souls, that due to
your negligence, the greater number of the faithful are damned; also,
we are saving a reward for you for this favor, when you shall be with us
Woe to you who command
others! If so many are damned by your fault, what will happen to you? If
few out of those who are first in the Church of God are saved, what
will happen to you? Take all states, both sexes, every
condition: husbands, wives, widows, young women, young men, soldiers,
merchants, craftsmen, rich and poor, noble and plebian. What are we to
say about all these people who are living so badly? The following
narrative from Saint Vincent Ferrer will show you what you may think
about it. He relates that an archdeacon in Lyons gave up his
charge and retreated into a desert place to do penance, and that he died
the same day and hour as Saint Bernard. After his death, he appeared to
his bishop and said to him, "Know, Monsignor, that at the very hour I
passed away, thirty-three thousand people also died. Out of this number,
Bernard and myself went up to heaven without delay, three went to
purgatory, and all the others fell into Hell."
Our chronicles relate an even more
dreadful happening. One of our brothers, well-known for his doctrine and
holiness, was preaching in Germany. He represented the ugliness of the
sin of impurity so forcefully that a woman fell dead of sorrow in front
of everyone. Then, coming back to life, she said, "When I was presented
before the Tribunal of God, sixty thousand people arrived at the same
time from all parts of the world; out of that number, three were saved
by going to Purgatory, and all the rest were damned." (Saint Leonard of Port Maurice,
The Little Number of Those Who are Saved.)
Pretty sobering isn't it? Each of us needs a good slap in the face like this now and again.
Although Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis does not realize it, he stands damned by his own fault as he is believed to have command over others while preaching the very sort of distorted image of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, claiming with a straight face that atheists "do good" and that by so doing they are building the "better society."
Here is what Father Michael Muller, C.SS.R., had to say about unbelievers who are "honest" and "do good" unto others:
41. Will those
heretics be saved, who are not guilty of the sin of heresy, and are faithful in
living up to the dictates of their conscience?
Inculpable ignorance of the true religion excuses a
heathen from the sin of infidelity, and a Protestant from the sin of heresy. But
such ignorance has never been the means of salvation. From the fact that a
person who lives up to the dictates of his conscience, and who cannot sin
against the true religion on account of being ignorant of it, many have drawn
the false conclusion that such a person is saved, or, in other words, is in the
state of sanctifying grace, thus making ignorance a means of salvation or
If we sincerely wish not to make great mistakes in
explaining the great revealed truth, “Out of the Church there is no salvation,”
we must remember:
a) That there are four great truths2 of
salvation, which everyone must know and believe in order to be saved;
b) That no one
can go to Heaven unless he is in the state of sanctifying grace;
c) That, in order
to receive sanctifying grace, the soul must be prepared for it by divine Faith,
Hope, Charity, true sorrow for sin with the firm purpose of doing all that God
requires the soul to believe and to do, in order to be saved;
d) That this
preparation of the soul cannot be brought by inculpable ignorance. And if such
ignorance cannot even dispose the soul for receiving the grace of justification,
it can much less give this grace to the soul. Inculpable ignorance has never
been a means of grace or salvation, not even for the inculpably ignorant people
that live up to their conscience. But of this class of ignorant persons we say,
with Saint Thomas Aquinas, that God in His mercy will lead these souls to the
knowledge of the necessary truths of salvation, even send them an angel, if
necessary, to instruct them, rather than let them perish without their fault. If
they accept this grace, they will be saved as Catholics.
42. But is it not a
very uncharitable doctrine to say that no one can be saved out of the
On the contrary, it is a very great act of charity to
assert most emphatically, that out of the Catholic Church there is no salvation
possible; for Jesus Christ and His Apostles have taught this doctrine in very
plain language. He who sincerely seeks the truth is glad to hear it, and embrace
it, in order to be saved.
43. But is it not
said in Holy Scripture: “He that feareth God, and worketh justice, is acceptable
This is true. But we must remember that he who fears
God, will also believe all the truths that God has revealed, as Cornelius did. (Acts, Chapter 10) He believes Jesus Christ when He speaks to us through
the pastors of His Church. But he who does not believe all the truths that God
has revealed, but instead believes and rejects whatever he chooses, does not
fear God, and cannot work justice. “He that believeth not the Son of God” —
Jesus Christ — “maketh Him a liar,” says Saint John (1 John 5:10); and
will, on this account, be condemned to hell.
44. But are there not
many who would lose the affections of their friends, their comfortable homes,
their temporal goods, and prospects in business, were they to become Catholics?
Would not Jesus Christ excuse them, under such circumstances, from becoming
As to the affection of friends, Jesus Christ has
solemnly declared: “He who loveth father or mother more than Me, is not worthy
of Me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me, is not worthy of Me.” (Matt. 10:37) And as to the loss of temporal gain He has answered: “What
shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his
soul?” (Mark 8:36)
45. But would it not
be enough for such a one to be a Catholic in heart only, without professing his
No, for Jesus Christ has solemnly declared that, “He who
shall be ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man shall be ashamed when
He shall come in His majesty, and that of His Father, and of the holy
angels.” (Luke 9:26)
46. But might not
such a one safely put off being received into the Church till the hour of
To put off being received into the Church till the hour
of death is to abuse the mercy of God, and to expose oneself to the danger of
losing the light and grace of Faith, and die a reprobate.
47. What else keeps
many from becoming Catholics?
Many know very well that, if they become Catholics, they
must lead honest and sober lives, be pure, and check their sinful passions, and
this they are unwilling to do. “Men love darkness rather than light,” says Jesus
Christ, “because their deeds are evil.” There are none so deaf as those that
will not hear.
48. What follows from
the fact that salvation can be found only in the Roman Catholic
It follows that it is very impious for anyone to think
and to say that it matters little what a man believes provided he be an honest
49. What answer can
you give to a man who speaks thus?
A man who says, “it matters little what a man believes,
provided he be an honest man,” I would ask whether or not he believed that his
honesty and justice were so great as that of the Scribes and Pharisees in the
Gospel. They were constant in prayer; they paid tithes according to the law,
gave great alms, fasted twice a week, and compassed the sea and land to make a
convert and bring him to the knowledge of the true God.
50. What did Jesus Christ say of this justice of the Pharisees?
He says: “Unless your justice shall exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven.” (Matt. 5:20)
51. Was, then, the righteousness of the Pharisees very defective in the sight of God?
The righteousness of the Pharisees was most undoubtedly very defective. Their righteousness was all outward show and ostentation. They did good only to be praised and admired by men; but within their souls they were full of impurity and malice. They were lewd hypocrites, who concealed great vices under the beautiful appearance of love for God, charity to the poor, and severity to themselves. Their devotion consisted in exterior acts, and they despised all who did not live as they did. They were strict in the religious observances of human traditions, but scrupled not to violate the Commandments of God.
52. What are we then to think of those who say: “It matters little what a man believes, provided he be honest?”
Of those who say this, we think that their exterior honesty, like that of the Pharisees, may be sufficient to keep them out of prison, but not out of hell. (Father Michael Muller, Questions and Answers on Salvation.)
In other words, Jorge Mario Bergoglio rejects Catholic teaching, embracing instead a Judeo-Masonic sense of naturalistic "goodness" that is "good enough" to please God, something that is a damnable lie. He is indeed Francis The Deceiver.
III. Francis Do-Right Says "Doing Good" Is The Path to Peace
Contrary to Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's belief that he can tell an atheist to "do good" and "we will met another there," peace in the world is the product of the right ordering of men whose immortal souls are in states of Sanctifying Grace as members of the Catholic Church.
Obviously, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI said the same thing repeatedly. So did Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II. So did Albino Luciani/John Paul I during his tenure as the Patriarch of Venice. So did Giovanni Montini/Paul The Sick. So did Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII in Pacem in Terris, April 11, 1963, which was and remains the antithesis of these words written by Pope Pius XI in his first encyclical letter, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio:
Because the Church is by divine institution
the sole depository and interpreter of the ideals and teachings of
Christ, she alone possesses in any complete and true sense the power
effectively to combat that materialistic philosophy which has already
done and, still threatens, such tremendous harm to the home and to the
state. The Church alone can introduce into society and maintain
therein the prestige of a true, sound spiritualism, the spiritualism of
Christianity which both from the point of view of truth and of its
practical value is quite superior to any exclusively philosophical
theory. The Church is the teacher and an example of world good-will, for
she is able to inculcate and develop in mankind the "true spirit of
brotherly love" (St. Augustine, De Moribus Ecclesiae Catholicae, i, 30)
and by raising the public estimation of the value and dignity of the
individual's soul help thereby to lift us even unto God.
Finally, the Church is able to set both public and
private life on the road to righteousness by demanding that everything
and all men become obedient to God "Who beholdeth the heart," to His
commands, to His laws, to His sanctions. If the teachings of the Church
could only penetrate in some such manner as We have described the inner
recesses of the consciences of mankind, be they rulers or be they
subjects, all eventually would be so apprised of their personal and
civic duties and their mutual responsibilities that in a short time
"Christ would be all, and in all." (Colossians iii, 11)
Since the Church is the safe and sure guide to
conscience, for to her safe-keeping alone there has been confided the
doctrines and the promise of the assistance of Christ, she is able not
only to bring about at the present hour a peace that is truly the peace
of Christ, but can, better than any other agency which We know of,
contribute greatly to the securing of the same peace for the future, to
the making impossible of war in the future. For the Church
teaches (she alone has been given by God the mandate and the right to
teach with authority) that not only our acts as individuals but also as
groups and as nations must conform to the eternal law of God. In fact,
it is much more important that the acts of a nation follow God's law,
since on the nation rests a much greater responsibility for the
consequences of its acts than on the individual.
When, therefore, governments and nations follow in
all their activities, whether they be national or international, the
dictates of conscience grounded in the teachings, precepts, and example
of Jesus Christ, and which are binding on each and every individual,
then only can we have faith in one another's word and trust in the
peaceful solution of the difficulties and controversies which may grow
out of differences in point of view or from clash of interests. An
attempt in this direction has already and is now being made; its
results, however, are almost negligible and, especially so, as far as
they can be said to affect those major questions which divide seriously
and serve to arouse nations one against the other. No merely
human institution of today can be as successful in devising a set of
international laws which will be in harmony with world conditions as the
Middle Ages were in the possession of that true League of Nations,
Christianity. It cannot be denied that in the Middle Ages this law was
often violated; still it always existed as an ideal, according to which
one might judge the acts of nations, and a beacon light calling those
who had lost their way back to the safe road.
There exists an institution able to
safeguard the sanctity of the law of nations. This institution is a part
of every nation; at the same time it is above all nations. She enjoys,
too, the highest authority, the fullness of the teaching power of the
Apostles. Such an institution is the Church of Christ. She alone is
adapted to do this great work, for she is not only divinely commissioned
to lead mankind, but moreover, because of her very make-up and the
constitution which she possesses, by reason of her age-old traditions
and her great prestige, which has not been lessened but has been greatly
increased since the close of the War, cannot but succeed in such a
venture where others assuredly will fail.
It is apparent from these considerations that true
peace, the peace of Christ, is impossible unless we are willing and
ready to accept the fundamental principles of Christianity, unless we
are willing to observe the teachings and obey the law of Christ, both in
public and private life. If this were done, then society being placed
at last on a sound foundation, the Church would be able, in the exercise
of its divinely given ministry and by means of the teaching authority
which results therefrom, to protect all the rights of God over men and
It is possible to sum up all We have said in one
word, "the Kingdom of Christ." For Jesus Christ reigns over the minds of
individuals by His teachings, in their hearts by His love, in each
one's life by the living according to His law and the imitating of His
example. Jesus reigns over the family when it, modeled after the holy
ideals of the sacrament of matrimony instituted by Christ, maintains
unspotted its true character of sanctuary. In such a sanctuary of love,
parental authority is fashioned after the authority of God, the Father,
from Whom, as a matter of fact, it originates and after which even it is
named. (Ephesians iii, 15) The obedience of the children imitates that
of the Divine Child of Nazareth, and the whole family life is inspired
by the sacred ideals of the Holy Family. Finally, Jesus Christ reigns
over society when men recognize and reverence the sovereignty of Christ,
when they accept the divine origin and control over all social forces, a
recognition which is the basis of the right to command for those in
authority and of the duty to obey for those who are subjects, a duty
which cannot but ennoble all who live up to its demands. Christ reigns
where the position in society which He Himself has assigned to His
Church is recognized, for He bestowed on the Church the status and the
constitution of a society which, by reason of the perfect ends which it
is called upon to attain, must be held to be supreme in its own sphere;
He also made her the depository and interpreter of His divine teachings,
and, by consequence, the teacher and guide of every other society
whatsoever, not of course in the sense that she should abstract in the
least from their authority, each in its own sphere supreme, but that she
should really perfect their authority, just as divine grace perfects
human nature, and should give to them the assistance necessary for men
to attain their true final end, eternal happiness, and by that very fact
make them the more deserving and certain promoters of their happiness
It is, therefore, a fact which cannot be questioned
that the true peace of Christ can only exist in the Kingdom of Christ
-- "the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ." It is no less
unquestionable that, in doing all we can to bring about the
re-establishment of Christ's kingdom, we will be working most
effectively toward a lasting world peace. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
The conciliar revolutionaries believe in the antithesis of this. They are figures of Antichrist.
Indeed, it was just two days ago now that a statement was issued by Jean-Louis "Cardinal" Tauran's hideous "Pontifical" Council for Interreligious Dialogue on "Christian-Buddhist" collaboration following the end of "colloquium" whose theme was "Inner Peace, Peace among Peoples". Here is an excerpt from this work of apostasy that offends the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity.
6. In both the Christian and Buddhist journeys, therefore, inner freedom, purification of the heart, compassion and the gift of self are the essential conditions for the inner peace of the individual as well as for social peace.
7. In spite of differences, both Buddhist and Christian ethical teaching on respect for life is a search for common good based on loving kindness and compassion. The participants expressed that dialogue between Buddhists and Christians be strengthened to face new challenges such as threat to human life, poverty, hunger, endemic diseases, violence, war, etc., which belittle the sanctity of human life and poison peace in human society.
8. The participants recognized that they have a special responsibility in addressing these issues. The desire for cooperation for the well-being of humanity ought to spring from the depth of spiritual experiences. Only inner peace can transform the human heart and make one see in his/her neighbour another brother and sister. If we really want to build a world of peace, it is vitally important that we join forces to educate people, especially the young, to seek peace, to live in peace and to risk working for peace.
9 The colloquium concluded with the affirmation that it is love which brings or restores peace to human hearts and establishes it in our midst. The participants also observed that the path of peace is difficult; it demands courage, patience, perseverance, determination and sacrifice. They consider dialogue a priority and a sign of hope. It must continue! (Final Declaration from the Fourth Christian-Buddhist Colloquium.)
Other than having cited Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio just above, perhaps it is useful again to remind the "doubting Thomases" out there that this has all been condemned:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of
belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits
and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with
those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but
also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect
for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the
Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ
and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
Beware, Venerable Brethren, of that
growing abuse, in speech as in writing, of the name of God as though it
were a meaningless label, to be affixed to any creation, more or less
arbitrary, of human speculation. Use your influence on the Faithful,
that they refuse to yield to this aberration. Our God is the
Personal God, supernatural, omnipotent, infinitely perfect, one in the
Trinity of Persons, tri-personal in the unity of divine essence, the
Creator of all existence. Lord, King and ultimate Consummator of the
history of the world, who will not, and cannot, tolerate a rival God by
No faith in God can for long survive pure
and unalloyed without the support of faith in Christ. "No one knoweth
who the Son is, but the Father: and who the Father is, but the Son and
to whom the Son will reveal Him" (Luke x. 22). "Now this is eternal
life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom
thou has sent" (John xvii. 3). Nobody, therefore, can say: "I believe in
God, and that is enough religion for me," for the Savior's words brook
no evasion: "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He
that confesseth the Son hath the Father also" (1 John ii. 23) (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)
Every true and lasting reform has ultimately sprung from the sanctity of men who were driven by the love of God and of men.
Generous, ready to stand to attention to any call from God, yet
confident in themselves because confident in their vocation, they grew
to the size of beacons and reformers. . No doubt "the
Spirit breatheth where he will" (John iii. 8): "of stones He is able to
raise men to prepare the way to his designs" (Matt. iii. 9). He chooses
the instruments of His will according to His own plans, not those of
men. But the Founder of the Church, who breathed her into existence at
Pentecost, cannot disown the foundations as He laid them. Whoever is
moved by the spirit of God, spontaneously adopts both outwardly and
inwardly, the true attitude toward the Church, this sacred fruit
from the tree of the cross, this gift from the Spirit of God, bestowed
on Pentecost day to an erratic world. (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)
Buddhist and Christian collaboration.
Please go tell that to the Catholics who were killed by those "peace-loving" Buddhists in Thailand (see So Much For Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat.)
Please tell that to Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Jean-Louis Tauran, both of whom do not believe that the Dalai Lama's support for baby-killing is an impediment to "peace" as Buddhists, after all, "love life." (See (Dalai Lama and Abortion.)
How many times must it be written that the conciliar authorities are apostates?
IV. Distorting Holy Writ To Suit His Own Judeo-Masonic Ends
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis also distorted Sacred Scripture by attempting to claim that the Apostles were wrong to believe that they had sole possession of the truth when they tried to impede a man from performing miracles in Our Lord's Holy Name.
The account provided the Gospel of Saint Mark reads as follows:
 Whosoever shall receive one such child as this in my name, receiveth
me. And whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent
me.  John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, who followeth not us, and we forbade him.  But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth a miracle in my name, and can soon speak ill of me.  For he that is not against you, is for you.  For whosoever shall give you to drink a cup of water in my name,
because you belong to Christ: amen I say to you, he shall not lose his
reward. (Mark 9: 36-45.)
Father Richard Haydock provided the following commentary on this passage, which makes all the difference in the world as to the false "spin" put on it by the false "pontiff":
This person, whom the apostles had forbidden to work miracles in the name of Christ,
believed indeed in Christ, but did not follow
him, on account of the great poverty of the apostles: he was not
had he left all things to follow Christ. The
apostles therefore concluded, that such a one was not worthy to work
in the name of their divine Master. But for
this indiscretion, Christ rebukes them, saying , do not, &c. (Tirinus) (The citation here in the Haydock Commentary lists the verse as twenty-seven. However, this is not correct. It is verse thirty-seven, which can be seen clearly from the context of the commentary.)
In other words, the man who was performing miracles in the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was not an atheist. He believed in Our Lord, choosing, however, not to follow him in the life of perfect poverty as did the Apostles.
A contemporary application of this has nothing to do with non-Catholics, including Protestants and the Orthodox, as they do not believe in Our Lord has He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His true Church, the Catholic Church. That is, not all Catholics are called to follow Our Lord in a particular state-of-life. There are even different vocations for priests and consecrated religious as some choose the contemplative life and others the life of active apostolate. Each works explicitly in behalf of Christ the King and His true Church. Non-Catholics, including Bergoglio/Francis's straw man of atheist, do not.
Oh, by the way, here are the verses that follow in the Chapter Nine of Gospel According to Saint Mark:
 And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in
me; it were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his
neck, and he were cast into the sea.  And if thy hand scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to
enter into life, maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into
unquenchable fire:  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.  And if thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off. It is better for thee to
enter lame into life everlasting, than having two feet, to be cast into
the hell of unquenchable fire:  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished. (Mark 9: 36-45.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis says and does things that do indeed scandalize the "little ones" for whom Our Lord shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood to redeem. Far from being a "friend" of the "poor" and one who claims to love them for the love of God, he is their worst foe by making it appear that no one has any necessity to convert to the true Faith before he dies.
V. Blasphemy, You Say Jorge? Right Back At You
Finally, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis said that it was blasphemy to "say that you can kill in the name of God."
I can assure the Petrine Minister that it will be the devil himself who will accuse him of blasphemy at the moment of his Particular Judgment as to assert that God has never commanded the Jews of the Old Covenant or Catholics to kill in His Holy Name is indeed completely blasphemous on its very face.
Pope Urban II explained in no uncertain terms why he, the Vicar of Christ, called on November 27, 1095, for the First Crusade:
"If among the churches scattered about over the whole world
some, because of persons or location, deserve reverence above
others (for persons, I say, since greater privileges are accorded
to apostolic sees; for places, indeed, since the same dignity
which is accorded to persons is also shown to regal cities, such
as Constantinople), we owe most to that church from which we received
the grace of redemption and the source of all Christianity. If
what the Lord says namely, 'Salvation is from the Jews,' accords
with the truth, and it is true that the Lord has left us Sabaoth
as seed, that we may not become like Sodom and Gomorrah, and our
seed is Christ, in whom is the salvation and benediction of all
peoples, then, indeed, the very land and city in which He dwelt
and suffered is, by witnesses of the Scriptures, holy. If this
land is spoken of in the sacred writings of the prophets as the
inheritance and the holy temple of God before ever the Lord walked
about in it, or was revealed, what sanctity, what reverence has
it not acquired since God in His majesty was there clothed in
the flesh, nourished, grew up, and in bodily form there walked
about, or was carried about; and, to compress in fitting brevity
all that might be told in a long series of words, since there
the blood of the Son of God, more holy than heaven and earth,
was poured forth, and His body, its quivering members dead, rested
in the tomb. What veneration do we think it deserves? If, when
the Lord had but just been crucified and the city was still held
by the Jews, it was called holy by the evangelist when he says,
'Many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised;
and coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection, they
entered into the holy city and appeared unto many,' and by the
prophet Isaiah when be says, 'It shall be His glorious sepulchre,'
then, surely, with this sanctity placed upon it by God the Sanctifier
Himself, no evil that may befall it can destroy it, and in the
same way glory is indivisibly fixed to His Sepulchre. Most beloved
brethren, if you reverence the source of that holiness and I .
you cherish these shrines which are the marks of His footprints
on earth, if you seek (the way), God leading you, God fighting
in your behalf, you should strive with your utmost efforts to
cleanse the Holy City and the glory of the Sepulchre, now polluted
by the concourse of the Gentiles, as much as is in their power.
"If in olden times the Maccabees attained to the highest
praise of piety because they fought for the ceremonies and the
Temple, it is also justly granted you, Christian soldiers, to
defend their liberty of your country by armed endeavor. If you,
likewise, consider that the abode of the holy apostles and any
other saints should be striven for with such effort, why do you
refuse to rescue the Cross, the Blood, the Tomb? Why do you refuse
to visit them, to spend the price of your lives in rescuing them?
You have thus far waged unjust wars, at one time and another;
you have brandished mad weapons to your mutual destruction, for
no other reason than covetousness and pride, as a result of which
you have deserved eternal death and sure damnation. We now hold
out to you wars which contain the glorious reward of martyrdom,
which will retain that title of praise now and forever.
"Let us suppose, for the moment, that Christ was not dead
and buried, and had never lived any length of time in Jerusalem.
Surely, if all this were lacking, this fact alone ought still
to arouse you to go to the aid of the land and city -- the fact
that 'Out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of Jehovah
from Jerusalem!' If all that there is of Christian preaching has
flowed from the fountain of Jerusalem, its streams, whithersoever
spread out over the whole world, encircle the hearts of the Catholic
multitude, that they may consider wisely what they owe such a
well-watered fountain. If rivers return to the place whence they
have issued only to flow forth again, according to the saying
of Solomon, it ought to seem glorious to you to be able to apply
a new cleansing to this place, whence it is certain that you received
the cleansing of baptism and the witness of your faith.
"And you ought, furthermore, to consider with the utmost
deliberation, if by your labors, God working through you, it should
occur that the Mother of churches should flourish anew to the
worship of Christianity, whether, perchance, He may not wish other
regions of the East to be restored to the faith against the approaching
time of the Antichrist. For it is clear that Antichrist is to
do battle not with the Jews, not with the Gentiles; but, according
to the etymology of his name, He will attack Christians. And if
Antichrist finds there no Christians (just as at present when
scarcely any dwell there), no one will be there to oppose him,
or whom he may rightly overcome. According to Daniel and Jerome,
the interpreter of Daniel, he is to fix his tents on the Mount
of Olives; and it is certain, for the apostle teaches it, that
he will sit at Jerusalem in the Temple of the Lord, as though
he were God. And according to the same prophet, he will first
kill three kings of Egypt, Africa, and Ethiopia, without doubt
for their Christian faith: This, indeed, could not at all be done
unless Christianity was established where now is paganism. If,
therefore, you are zealous in the practice of holy battles, in
order that, just as you have received the seed of knowledge of
God from Jerusalem, you may in the same way restore the borrowed
grace, so that through you the Catholic name may be advanced to
oppose the perfidy of the Antichrist and the Antichristians then,
who can not conjecture that God, who has exceeded the hope of
all, will consume, in the abundance of your courage and through
you as the spark, such a thicket of paganism as to include within
His law Egypt, Africa, and Ethiopia, which have withdrawn from
the communion of our belief? And the man of sin, the son of perdition,
will find some to oppose him. Behold, the Gospel cries out, 'Jerusalem
shall be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles
be fulfilled.' 'Times of the Gentiles' can be understood in two
ways: Either that they have ruled over the Christians at their
pleasure, and have gladly frequented the sloughs of all baseness
for the satisfaction of their lusts, and in all this have had
no obstacle (for they who have everything according to their wish
are said to have their time; there is that saying: 'My time is
not yet come, but your time is always ready,' whence the lustful
are wont to say 'you are having your time'). Or, again, 'the times
of the Gentiles' are the fulness of time for those Gentiles who
shall have entered secretly before Israel shall be saved. These
times, most beloved brothers, will now, forsooth, be fulfilled,
provided the might of the pagans be repulsed through You, with
the cooperation of God. With the end of the world already near,
even though the Gentiles fail to be converted to the Lord (since
according to the apostle there must be a withdrawal from the faith),
it is first necessary, according to their prophecy, that the Christian
sway be renewed in those regions either through you, or others,
whom it shall please God to send before the coming of Antichrist,
so that the head of all evil, who is to occupy there the throne
of the kingdom, shall find some support of the faith to fight
"Consider, therefore, that the Almighty has provided you,
perhaps, for this purpose, that through you He may restore Jerusalem
from such debasement. Ponder, I beg you, how full of joy and delight
our hearts will be when we shall see the Holy City restored with
your little help, and the prophet's, nay divine, words fulfilled
in our times. Let your memory be moved by what the Lord Himself
says to the Church: 'I will bring thy seed from the East and gather
thee from the West.' God has already brought our, seed from the
East, since in a double way that region of the East has given
the first beginnings of the Church to us. But from the West He
will also gather it, provided He repairs the wrongs of 1 Jerusalem
through those who have begun the witness of the final faith, that
is the people of the West. With God's assistance, we think this
can be done through you.
"If neither the words of the Scriptures arouse you, nor our
admonitions penetrate your minds, at least let the great suffering
of those who desired to go to the holy places stir you up. Think
of those who made the pilgrimage across the sea! Even if they
were more wealthy, consider what taxes, what violence they underwent,
since they were forced to make payments and tributes almost every
mile, to purchase release at every gate of the city, at the entrance
of the churches and temples, at every side journey from place
to place: also, if any accusation whatsoever were made against
them, they were compelled to purchase their release; but if they
refused to pay money, the prefects of the Gentiles, according
to their custom, urged them fiercely with blows. What shall we
say of those who took up the journey without anything more than
trust in their barren poverty, since they seemed to have nothing
except their bodies to lose? They not only demanded money of them,
which is not an unendurable punishment, but also examined the
callouses of their heels, cutting them open and folding the skin
back, lest, perchance, they had sewed something there. Their unspeakable
cruelty was carried on even to the point of giving them scammony
to drink until they vomited, or even burst their bowels, because
they thought the wretches had swallowed gold or silver; or, horrible
to say, they cut their bowels open with a sword and, spreading
out the folds of the intestines, with frightful mutilation disclosed
whatever nature held there in secret. Remember, I pray, the thousands
who have perished vile deaths, and strive for the holy places
from which the beginnings of your faith have come. Before you
engage in His battles, believe without question that Christ will
be your standard-bearer and inseparable forerunner."
The most excellent man concluded his oration and by the power
of the blessed Peter. absolved all who vowed to go and confirmed
those acts with apostolic blessing. He instituted a sign well
suited to so honorable a profession by making the figure of the
Cross, the stigma of the Lord's Passion, the emblem of the soldiery,
or rather, of what was to be the soldiery of God. This, made of
any kind of cloth, he ordered to be sewed upon the shirts, cloaks,
and byrra of those who were about to go. He commanded that
if anyone, after receiving this emblem, or after taking openly
this vow, should shrink from his good intent through base change
of heart, or any affection for his parents, he should be regarded
an outlaw forever, unless he repented and again undertook whatever
of his pledge he had omitted. Furthermore, the Pope condemned
with a fearful anathema all those who dared to molest the wives,
children, and possessions of these who were going on this journey
for God. . . (Guibert de Nogent: Historia quae
dicitur Gesta Dei per Francos.)
What does this mean to the conciliar revolutionaries such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his second immediate predecessor, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II:
Nothing at all:
4. Let us forgive and ask forgiveness! While
we praise God who, in his merciful love, has produced in the Church a
wonderful harvest of holiness, missionary zeal, total dedication to
Christ and neighbour, we cannot fail to recognize the infidelities to the Gospel committed by some of our brethren, especially
during the second millennium. Let us ask pardon for the divisions which
have occurred among Christians, for the violence some have used in the
service of the truth and for the distrustful and hostile attitudes
sometimes taken towards the followers of other religions.
Let us confess, even more, our responsibilities as Christians for the evils of today. We
must ask ourselves what our responsibilities are regarding atheism,
religious indifference, secularism, ethical relativism, the violations
of the right to life, disregard for the poor in many countries.
We humbly ask forgiveness for
the part which each of us has had in these evils by our own actions,
thus helping to disfigure the face of the Church.
At the same time, as we confess our sins, let us forgive the sins committed by others against us. Countless
times in the course of history Christians have suffered hardship,
oppression and persecution because of their faith. Just as the victims
of such abuses forgave them, so let us forgive as well. The Church today
feels and has always felt obliged to purify her memory of those
sad events from every feeling of rancour or revenge. In this way the
Jubilee becomes for everyone a favourable opportunity for a profound
conversion to the Gospel. The acceptance of God's forgiveness leads to
the commitment to forgive our brothers and sisters and to be reconciled
with them. (Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, Day of Pardon, March 12, 2000.)
As mentioned just three days ago now, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis himself is so intent on pleasing man that he goes to great lengths to avoid speaking pejoratively of any false religion, including Mohammedanism, which is why he could not bring himself to say who it was who killed the Catholics of Otranto in 1480 when he "canonized" them on Sunday, May 12, 2013 (see Francis The Manichean). In Bergoglio/Francis's economy of "salvation," it is better to offend the true God of Divine Revelation than to offend men, admitting, of course, that his whole conception of "God" is but a projection of one condemned Modernist principle after another.
VI. Heaven's Peace Plan
The path to Heaven is not exalt atheists or followers of false religions who "do good."
No, men, whether acting individually or collectively,
deceive themselves if they think that they can make the world a "better"
place absent a profound devotion to Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary. Our
Lady told us in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, ninety-three
years ago that we must pray the Rosary to console the good God and to
make reparation for our sins as we pray for the conversion of poor
sinners and for the faithful fulfillment of her Fatima Message. This is a
work of the Mercy of the Divine Redeemer, Who is giving us every chance
to repent and convert. Why do men still persist in their obstinate
refusal to take Our Lady's Fatima Message seriously and to organize
Rosary processions and rallies to counter the naturalism of the day and
to serve as valiant champions of Christ the King?
The devil knows the importance of the Our Lady's
Fatima Message, which is Heaven's Peace Plan. He attacks Our Lady of
Fatima at every turn, having used the lords of the counterfeit church of
conciliarism, including but not limited to Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict
XVI, Tarcisio Bertone and Angelo Sodano, to deconstruct, misrepresent
and distort the Third Secret of Fatima and to cast doubt as well upon
Our Lady's actual, physical apparition in the Cova da Iria (see We Must Accept What Rationalists Reject, Relativizing Our Lady's Rosary and Her Fatima Message and On Full Display: The Modernist Mind).
It cannot be this way with us. We need to petition Our Lady in humility through her Most Holy Rosary to help us to get home to Heaven as we recognize and reject conciliarism for what it is: a diabolically-planned and executed campaign to prepare Catholics and non-Catholics for Antichrist.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour our death.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of Fatima, us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint John Baptist de Rossi, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints.
The Unchanging Nature of Dogmatic Truth
For the doctrine of the faith which God has revealed is put forward
- not as some philosophical discovery capable of being perfected by human intelligence,
- but as a divine deposit committed to the spouse of Christ to be faithfully protected and infallibly promulgated.
Hence, too, that meaning of the
sacred dogmas is ever to be maintained which has once been declared by
holy mother church, and there must never be any abandonment of this
sense under the pretext or in the name of a more profound understanding.
God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever be in opposition to truth.
The appearance of this kind of specious contradiction is chiefly due to the fact that either: the dogmas of faith are
not understood and explained in accordance with the mind of the church,
or unsound views are mistaken for the conclusions of reason.
Therefore we define that every assertion contrary to the truth of enlightened faith is totally false. . . .
3. If anyone says that it is possible that
at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be
assigned to the dogmas propounded by the church which is different from
that which the church has understood and understands: let him be
And so in the performance of our supreme pastoral
office, we beseech for the love of Jesus Christ and we command, by the
authority of him who is also our God and saviour, all faithful
Christians, especially those in authority or who have the duty of
teaching, that they contribute their zeal and labour to the warding off
and elimination of these errors from the church and to the spreading of
the light of the pure faith.
But since it is not enough to avoid the
contamination of heresy unless those errors are carefully shunned which
approach it in greater or less degree, we warn all of their duty to
observe the constitutions and decrees in which such wrong opinions,
though not expressly mentioned in this document, have been banned and
forbidden by this holy see. (Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council, Session III,
Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith, Chapter 4, On Faith and
Reason, April 24, 1870. SESSION 3 : 24 April 1.)
Hence it is quite impossible [the Modernists assert] to maintain that they [dogmatic statements] absolutely contain the truth: for,
in so far as they are symbols, they are the images of truth, and so
must be adapted to the religious sense in its relation to man; and as
instruments, they are the vehicles of truth, and must therefore in their
turn be adapted to man in his relation to the religious sense. But the
object of the religious sense, as something contained in the absolute,
possesses an infinite variety of aspects, of which now one, now another,
may present itself. In like manner he who believes can avail himself of
varying conditions. Consequently, the formulas which we call dogma must
be subject to these vicissitudes, and are, therefore, liable to change.
Thus the way is open to the intrinsic evolution of dogma. Here we have
an immense structure of sophisms which ruin and wreck all religion. (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.)
sincerely hold that the doctrine of faith was handed down to us from the
apostles through the orthodox Fathers in exactly the same meaning and
always in the same purport. Therefore, I entirely reject the heretical'
misrepresentation that dogmas evolve and change from one meaning to
another different from the one which the Church held previously. . . .
Finally, I declare that I am completely opposed to the error of the
modernists who hold that there is nothing divine in sacred tradition; or
what is far worse, say that there is, but in a pantheistic sense, with
the result that there would remain nothing but this plain simple
fact-one to be put on a par with the ordinary facts of history-the fact,
namely, that a group of men by their own labor, skill, and talent have
continued through subsequent ages a school begun by Christ and his
apostles. I firmly hold, then, and shall hold to my dying breath the
belief of the Fathers in the charism of truth, which certainly is, was,
and always will be in the succession of the episcopacy from the
apostles. The purpose of this is, then, not that dogma may be
tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture
of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by
the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different,
may never be understood in any other way.
I promise that I shall keep all these articles
faithfully, entirely, and sincerely, and guard them inviolate, in no way
deviating from them in teaching or in any way in word or in writing.
Thus I promise, this I swear, so help me God. (The Oath Against Modernism, September 1, 1910; see also Nothing Stable, Nothing Secure.)
These firings, therefore, with all diligence and care having been formulated by us, we
define that it be permitted to no one to bring forward, or to write, or
to compose, or to think, or to teach a different faith. Whosoever shall
presume to compose a different faith, or to propose, or teach, or hand
to those wishing to be converted to the knowledge of the truth, from the
Gentiles or Jews, or from any heresy, any different Creed; or to
introduce a new voice or invention of speech to subvert these things
which now have been determined by us, all these, if they be Bishops or
clerics let them be deposed, the Bishops from the Episcopate, the
clerics from the clergy; but if they be monks or laymen: let them be
anathematized. (Sixth Ecumenical: Constantinople III).