Francis The Possessed
by Thomas A. Droleskey
One of the sure signs of the state of apostasy gripping the counterfeit church of conciliarism is the fact that its current "pontiff," Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, and so many of his "bishops" have no regard for the horror of personal sin. However, Bergoglio/Francis, who is truly possessed in his determination to denigrate the horror of personal sin as he personally commits one horrific sins of blasphemy and sacrilege in the furtherance of his revolutionary agenda of heresy.
The denigration of the horror of personal sin, far from being simply an "idiosyncrasy" of a few maverick "bishops" within the counterfeit church of conciliarism, is thus systematic within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, starting with the supposed "popes" themselves. It is they, the conciliar "popes" who have helped to institutionalize a denigration of the horror of personal sin into the very fabric of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service that was designed by a committee, the Consilium, on which served the notorious Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B., whose personal corruption is now a matter of the public record, and sanctioned by a man, Giovanni Montini/Paul The Sick, who was accused publicly of being inclined to the commission of perverse sins against nature (see Paul VI's Moral Corruption: Rumor or Reality?).
A believing Catholic understands the horrors that his own sins caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and how they helped to plunge those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
A believing Catholic understands that the horrors of his own Actual Sins have worsened the state of the Church Militant here on the face of this earth and have worsened the state of the world-at-large.
A believing Catholic hates his sins, each and every single one of them.
A believing Catholic does not base his human self-identification on his inclination to or commission of a particular set of sins.
A believing Catholic prays to live long enough to make reparation for his sins, each and every single one of them, before he dies. Such a Catholic prays for suffering and humiliation and castigation and ostracism and ridicule and mockery and material setbacks so that he can pay back in this life what he owes for his forgiven Mortal Sins and for his Venial Sins and for his general. attachment to sin, especially the sins of worldliness and disordered self-love. Such a Catholic loving accepts crosses as the means to glorify the Most Blessed Trinity and to make reparation for his sins as a totally consecrated slave of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
A believing Catholic seeks to do penance and to live more penitentially with each passing day all throughout a given year and not only on the days of penance appointed by Holy Mother Church.
Is this the mind of the counterfeit church of conciliarism? See for yourselves:
The same awareness of the present state of the world also influenced the use of texts from very ancient tradition. It seemed that this cherished treasure would not be harmed if some phrases were changed so that the style of language would be more in accord with the language of modern theology and would faithfully reflect the actual state of the Church's discipline. Thus there have been changes of some expressions bearing on the evaluation and use of the good things of the earth and of allusions to a particular form of outward penance belonging to another age in the history of the Church. (Paragraph Fifteen, General Instruction to the Roman Missal, 1997 edition.)
Who says that "allusions to a particular form of outward penance" belongs "to another age in the history of the Church"?
Only those who have lost any belief in the horror of personal sins, those, such as "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch, who deny that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins (and Robert Zollitsch remains uncorrected and without any rebuke from the then head of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, the now retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, after his denial of the propitiatory Sacrifice that Our Lord made to His Co-Eternal and Co-Equal Father in Spirit and in Truth in atonement for our sins), those who believe that the Mass is but a memorial of the Last Supper and not the unbloody re-presentation or perpetuation of the Sacrifice of the Cross, those who are themselves steeped in lives of unrepentant personal sin and who do now want and/or do not see any need to reform their lives in order to save their immortal souls. In others, conciliar revolutionaries and their disciples, building on the work of Protestants and the early Modernists, believe that "allusions to a particular form outward penance" belongs "to another age in the history of the Church." Those who believe this lie, however, do not believe in Catholicism. They believe in a false, man-made religion that is of the devil.
Those who have been convinced by the ethos of conciliarism, especially as it is expressed liturgically in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, substitute irrationality, sentimentality and emotionalism for the truths of the Faith, responding with such inanities as "A 'loving' God would never send anyone to Hell." "Why is it wrong to condemn people who simply want to be 'loved' by others in 'relationships' that the Church disapproves of?' "Who are you to tell me how to live?" "I have my own truth in my heart. I don't need any Church to tell me how to live." "I control what I do with my body. I have my 'rights' I won't listen to the 'dictatorship' of a 'patriarchal' society."
Those who utter such inanities are impervious to rational discussion, responding emotionally with "but, but, but" to every attempt to defending the objective nature of moral truths, which are knowable by reason alone but which have been entrusted ultimately by Our Lord to His Holy Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication in order to protect them from the vagaries of fallen human nature, which inclines us to make excuses in our sins and to denigrate their importance, even going so far as to deny that objectively sinful behavior is sinful at all--or, if it is, that there might be "exceptions" in "hard cases" to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law that a "loving God" would certainly understand.
Such beliefs are, however, empty projections onto God of human desires to make God into something that He is not, which is exactly what Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI does when he projects his false and condemned notion of dogmatic truth onto God despite the fact that his beliefs have been solemnly condemned by the authority of the Catholic Church. It is indeed very difficult for many Catholics yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism to have a sense of horror about their own personal sins when the man they believe, albeit falsely, to be the "pope" commits grave sins, objectively speaking, against the First Commandment, causing Catholics and non-Catholics alike to believe erroneously that it is not a violation of the First Commandment to esteem the symbols, places and beliefs of false religions.
Ratzinger/Benedict himself in his own rotten right was very dismissive of the horror of the sins committed by those who are nominally attached to the conciliar structures but who deliberately miss what they think is a valid offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays (or is that Saturday evenings?) and Holy Days of Obligation:
"I have nothing against people who, though they never enter a church during the year, go to Christmas midnight Mass, or go on the occasion of some other celebration, because this is also a way of coming close to the light" (EWTN.com - CARDINAL RATZINGER ON THE FUTURE OF CHRISTIANITY, October 1, 2001).
A man who has no regard for the First and Second Commandments is going to have no regard for the Third. How is it possible for the average Catholic to have any sense of the horror of personal sins when the man who is now the conciliar "pontiff" has minimized the horror of the Mortal Sin of deliberately missing Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation (leaving aside that the Novus Ordo is not a valid offering of Holy Mass; Ratzinger believes it to be--and it does not matter to him that people only go to what he believes in Mass occasionally).
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict's successor, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis , has taken the former's relative silence about moral issues to next stage of decadence as he, Bergoglio/Francis, recycles the putrid bilge that he learned in the 1960s and 1970s about how "loving" and "merciful" and "compassionate" it is to "meet sinners where they are" without exhorting them to reform their lives. He is perfectly content to let people live in situations of open sin, believing that "sanctity is greater than scandal" even though it is impossible for those who are living lives of immorality to be holy unless they repent and make a full and integral confession of their sins to a true priest in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance.
Speaking once again to the priests and presbyters of the Diocese of Rome, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis went so far yesterday, Monday, September 16, 2013, the Feast of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian and the Commemoration of Saints Euphemia, Lucy and Gemianus, at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran to say that things in what he believes, albeit erroneously, is the Catholic Church "have never better," indicating that the "past" is the past and that there will be no "restoration," including that of the family structure itself.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is possessed.
See for yourselves, although I will certainly offer a few interjectory comments now and again, based as they are on a report found on the Vatican Insider website as the Vatican Radio website provided a very sanitized version of the blasphemer's gab session at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, noting that a transcription of the whole session might be prepared and posted at some later point:
“Sanctity is greater than scandal”. This was the message Pope Francis extended to Rome’s parish priests at a meeting in St. John the Lateran this morning, the Diocese of Rome’s weekly newspaper RomaSette reports. The Pope asked for this meeting straight after his election. The meeting took place between 10 and 12.30 and was introduced by Vicar Agostino Vallini, followed by a question and answer session between the Pope and the priests.
RomaSette said Pope Francis spoke with the parish priests and answered a wide range of questions, addressing the serious problems affecting the Church clearly but without pessimism. “The Church is not falling to pieces. It has never been better. This is a wonderful moment for the Church, you just need to look at its history. There are saints that are recognised by non-Catholics as well as Catholics – I’m thinking of Mother Theresa – but many men and women perform acts of holiness every day and this gives us hope. Sanctity is greater than scandal,” the newspaper writes. (Francis urges priests to give a helping hand to couples that live together.)
"This is a wonderful moment for the Church, you just need to look at its history."
Sure, Jorge, you blasphemer, let's take a look at the history of the Catholic Church.
No true pope of the Catholic Church has ever gone into the temples of false religions and reaffirmed adherents in their false beliefs.
No true pope of the Catholic Church has ever attempted to give "joint blessing" with the "ministers" of false religions.
No true pope of the Catholic Church has ever contradicted his predecessors or dared to put into question any article of the Catholic Faith.
No true pope of the Catholic Church has dared to claim that doctrinal truth can be understood differently at different times given the alleged inability of language to capture and express its varied aspects.
Pope Pius XII explained this latter point very clearly in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950:
In theology some want to reduce to a minimum the meaning of dogmas; and to free dogma itself from terminology long established in the Church and
from philosophical concepts held by Catholic teachers, to bring about a
return in the explanation of Catholic doctrine to the way of speaking
used in Holy Scripture and by the Fathers of the Church. They cherish
the hope that when dogma is stripped of the elements which they hold to
be extrinsic to divine revelation, it will compare advantageously with
the dogmatic opinions of those who are separated from the unity of the
Church and that in this way they will gradually arrive at a mutual
assimilation of Catholic dogma with the tenets of the dissidents.
Moreover they assert that when Catholic
doctrine has been reduced to this condition, a way will be found to
satisfy modern needs, that will permit of dogma being expressed also by
the concepts of modern philosophy, whether of immanentism or idealism or
existentialism or any other system. Some more audacious affirm that
this can and must be done, because they hold that the mysteries of faith
are never expressed by truly adequate concepts but only by approximate
and ever changeable notions, in which the truth is to some extent
expressed, but is necessarily distorted. Wherefore they do not consider it absurd, but altogether necessary, that
theology should substitute new concepts in place of the old ones in
keeping with the various philosophies which in the course of time it
uses as its instruments, so that it should give human expression to
divine truths in various ways which are even somewhat opposed, but still
equivalent, as they say. They add that the history of dogmas consists in the reporting of the various forms in which revealed truth has been clothed, forms
that have succeeded one another in accordance with the different
teachings and opinions that have arisen over the course of the
centuries. (Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis, August 12, 1950.)
Pope Pius XII wrote nothing new sixty-three years ago when he issued Humani Generis. He was merely reiterating the condemnations of the beliefs held by Bergoglio/Francis, Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, Albino Luciani/John Paul I, Giovanni Montini/Paul VI and Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII that had been issued by Pope Pius IX as he presided over the [First] Vatican Council and by Pope Saint Pius X in Lamentabili Sane, July 1, 1907, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907, Praestina Scripturae, November 18, 1907, and The Oath Against Modernism, September 1, 1910.
Things have never been better?
Average attendance at what most people think is the "weekend liturgy" at twenty-four percent in the United States of America, much less in the rest in the world?
Things have never been better?
Take a look, Jorge, at the statistics gathered from one of your own religious community's revolutionary strongholds, Georgetown University:
United States data over time:
|Without a resident priest pastor
|Where a bishop has entrusted the
pastoral care of the parish to a deacon, religious sister or brother, or
other lay person (Canon 517.2)
|Catholic population (The Official Catholic Directory)
|Catholic population (self-identified, survey-based)
|Catholic elementary schools
|Students in Catholic elementary schools
|Catholic secondary schools
|Students in Catholic secondary schools
CARA Catholic Poll (CCP): Percentage of U.S.adult Catholics who say they attended Mass once a week or more (i.e., those attending every week).
Source: Catholic Data, Catholic Statistics, Catholic Research
Things have never been better?
Perhaps you and you predecessor, Jorge, think this all represents a "qualitative renewal." I will tell you that this has been a quantitative renewal for the population of Hell and for the forces of the world, the flesh and the devil that have been unleashed against us in recent decades.
Things have never been better?
Do Catholics adhere to the immutable truths contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith?
Take a look, Jorge, at the statistics within the United States of America alone as gathered by the Pew Center for Religion and Public Policy:
As of 2012, about half of U.S. Catholics support same-sex marriage. This level of support has increased over the past decade, rising from 40% in favor in 2001.
Half of U.S. Catholics overall (51%) say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 44% say it should be illegal in all or most cases. Among white Catholics, 54% say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. By contrast, among Hispanic Catholics, 53% say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. In the general public, 54% say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 39% say it should be illegal in all or most cases.
Just 15% of U.S. Catholics say that using contraceptives is morally wrong. Greater percentages say contraception is either
morally acceptable (41%) or not a moral issue (36%). Catholics who
attend Mass at least once a week are more evenly split. About
three-in-ten say using contraceptives is morally wrong (27%). Similar
percentages say it is morally acceptable (33%) or not a moral issue
(30%). (U.S. Catholics: Key Data from Pew Research.)
Then again, Jorge, you have made it clear that "little" things such as doctrinal and moral integrity do not matter as long as one is devoted to the "poor" and have "mercy" on others.
Things have never been better?
Eight dioceses in the United States have gone into bankruptcy to protect their corrupt officials in the wake of the systematic recruitment, promotion and protection of clerical predators.
The Catholic Faith in Ireland and Belgium has been eviscerated as result of clerical predators and the protection afforded them by the conciliar "bishops," some of whom have been among the worst predators imaginable.
Catholics in public life feel free to support each of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, including willful murder and the sin of Sodom, with utter impunity, knowing that they will suffer no reprisal from the officials of what they think is the Catholic Church.
Immodesty of dress and indecency of speech is tolerated among the conciliar clergy and laity alike.
A total immersion in a culture of perversity has been fostered in diocese after diocese, parish after parish, school after school, seminary after seminary, university after university.
Things have never been better?
Sure, the "world" loves the conciliar "saints."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a religious syncretist.
The soon-to-be "canonized" Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II make a mockery of what Catholics and non-Catholics alike think is the papacy, spreading religious indifferentism far and wide.
Countless millions upon millions of Catholics have been driven from their parishes, many millions out of the Faith altogether into the waiting arms of various Protestant sects and other millions into rank unbelief, as a result of the conciliar "renewal."
Things have never been better?
Well, according to Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed, things are going to get a whole more better for cohabiting couples in the name of "mercy:"
During the meeting, Francis talked about his experiences in Buenos Aires and asked the priests to pray for him as the 60th anniversary of his ordination approaches (on 21 September). Introducing the meeting, the Pope invited the sea of priests gathered in the basilica to cast their minds back to this “first love”, the first time they felt Jesus’ eyes upon them.
The priestly mission is hard work. “Being in contact with his flock is hard work for a priest.” Jesus inspires this hard work, calling priests to go out to the poor, proclaim the Gospel and go on. Of course “praying before the tabernacle and being close to other priests and the bishop” helps. Francis stressed the importance of remembering moments such as the start of one’s vocation, the entry to the seminary and priestly ordination: “Memory is the lifeblood of the Church.”
When asked how he would define himself now given that back in his days in Buenos Sires he simply referred to himself as “priest”, Bergoglio relied:”I really do feel like a priest. I feel like a priest, really, a bishop….That’s what I feel like. And I hank the Lord for this.” “I would be scared to feel more important, you know? That I am scared of, because the devil’s cunning eh? He’s cunning and he makes you feel like you are in power, that you can do this and that …but like St. Peter says, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion. Thank God I haven’t lost that yet have I? And if you ever see that I have, please tell me; tell me; and if you can’t tell me in private, tell me in public, but tell me: “Look, you should change! Because it’s obvious isn’t it?” (Francis urges priests to give a helping hand to couples that live together.)
Hey, Jorge, I'm telling you in public:
YOU ARE A TOOL OF THE DEVIL! YOU ARE A FIGURE OF ANTICHRIST. YOU HATH NOT THE CATHOLIC FAITH. YOU ARE NEARLY SEVENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF AGE. CONVERT TO THE TRUE FAITH AND ABJURE YOUR HERESY. YOU MUST CHANGE AS YOU ARE LEADING SOULS TO HELL WITH YOUR HERESY, BLASPHEMY AND SACRILEGE.
Now that that's been taken care of, let's get back to the rest of the Vatican Insider report:
The Pope told priests they should welcome couples that live together and championed the courageous and creative choices involved in going out to the “existential peripheries”, RomaSette says in its article. But the truth factor is crucial here. “The truth must always be told,” not just in the dogmatic sense of the world but in the sense of “love and God’s fullness”. The priest must “accompany” people.
Francis referred to some experience he had in Buenos Aires as examples of creativity. For example, when some churches were kept open around the clock, with confessors or “personal courses” available for couples who want to marry but can’t attend a prenuptial course because they work till late. The “existential peripheries” are the priority. These also refer to the kinds of family contexts Benedict XVI often talked about, for example second marriages. Our task is to “find another way, the just way,” Francis said. (Francis urges priests to give a helping hand to couples that live together.)
The priest must "accompany" people.
The priest must elevate people from lives of what are in the objective order of things Mortal Sins to lives of sanctity.
One has never heard the conciliar "popes," including Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, speak of the necessity of performing the Spiritual Works of Mercy. I, for one, doubt that he could even name them.
Please pass these along to him, although he might dismiss them as just part of that "bad" old "no church" that is one of his favorite whipping boys:
To instruct the ignorant.
To counsel the doubtful.
To admonish sinners.
To bear wrongs patiently;
To forgive offences willingly;
To comfort the afflicted;
To pray for the living and the dead.
You might also want to inform the false "pontiff," just in the event that he does not this site regularly, although there is at least one person in the Vatican who does access it now again according to this site's statistics meter, that there are also Nine Ways to be Accessories to the Sins of Others:
Conciliarism is by its very
false nature uncharitable as it makes a mockery of the authentic,
immutable teaching that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by
making it appear that it is somehow opposed to tenderness and mercy to
follow these words that Saint Paul wrote in his Second Epistle to Saint
 I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom:  Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.  For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves
teachers, having itching ears:  And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.  But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober. (2 Tim. 4: 1-15.)
The concluding part of the Vatican Insider report about yesterday's session that Francis the Possessed had with the priests and presbyters of the Diocese of Rome makes it eminently clear that the man who has been the head of the counterfeit church of conciliarism wants to do away even with the fig leaf of the conciliar annulment factory in order to ratify illicit marriages according to the same formula used by the Orthodox, something that was near and dear to the heart of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI himself:
Francis concluded his meeting with the Roman clergy by addressing the issues surrounding the annulment of a marriage, a subject that was very important to Benedict XVI. Francis said proposals have been put forward and research is currently underway. The group of eight cardinals and the next Synod of Bishops will discuss this issue in October, Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reports.
“The problem cannot be reduced to whether” these couples “are allowed to take communion or not because whoever thinks of the problem in these terms doesn’t understand the real issue at hand,” Francis said. “This is a serious problem regarding the Church’s responsibility towards families that are in this situation.” Francis reiterated what he said on the return flight from Rio to Rome after World Youth Day, saying he will be discussing the issue with the group of eight cardinals who will be meeting in the Vatican in early October. Francis added that the issue will also be discussed at the next Synod of Bishops on the Gospel’s anthropological relationship with individual people and the family, so that the whole Synod can look into this problem. “This,” Francis said “is a real existential periphery”. (Francis urges priests to give a helping hand to couples that live together.)
Two words describe the nonsense about the "Gospel's anthropological relationship with individual people and the family" and of "existential periphery."
Yes, two little words describe and summarize this revolutionary sloganeering quite nicely, thank you very much.
Those two little words are MORAL RELATIVISM.
A ratified and consummated marriage is indissoluble. The canon law of the Catholic Church permits there to be a review only in those instances where it can be proved to a moral certainty that the bond of Holy Matrimony itself was never exchanged as a result of fear, force, fraud or some impediment (for a good summary of this matter, see Modern Problems of Marriage, by Michael Creighton).
Now, in order to provide something of a much needed antidote to the "merciful" pastoral approach towards those who are cohabiting outside of marriage or those who are in invalid marriages, it is useful to call to mind the work of Saint Anthony Mary Claret in Cuba when he was the Archbishop of Santiago, Cuba, from October 18, 1849, to July 20, 1859, as he worked to call to repentance those in illicit relationships and marriages there:
Here he was met by disturbing news. In this town of pilgrimage [Cobre] where the island's most famous shrine was located, his missionaries had found hardly a dozen legitimately married couples! He praised their diligence in having substantially raised this figure prior to his arrival but--even so! This shocking situation required a strong hand--the hand of a patient but uncompromising prelate. The unhappy fact was that the Spanish-descended Cubans rarely condescended to marry their Negro and mulatto concubines, even when their half-caste progeny might number as many as nine or ten. Rightly suspecting that this intolerable state of affairs might prove typical, he attacked the problem vigorously. A committee was appointed to study each case individually. On its recommendations, he let it be known, all such unions must be regularized or, where impediments existed, dissolved!
It was a most trying undertaking, fraught with complications, both tragic and absurd. Persons who expressed their willingness, even eagerness, to legalize their unions were frequently not free to receive the Sacrament of marriage. Others, without the excuse of impediments under Church law were sometimes overcome with indignation to hear that they were expected to make wives of their colored concubines. There were emphatic affirmations that Spain prohibited mixed marriages, a fallacy the archbishop had no need to consider. In all her colonial history Spain had never forced any such regulation. However, for any who persisted in this persuasion in spite of Padre Claret's assurances, his command was clear. They must immediately terminate their illicit unions. It would be a painful problem--the provision for their innocent children--but it would have to be faced. Although he praised God that many of these easy-going folk accepted their prelate's reprimands contritely and docilely obeyed his injunctions to amend their lives, Cobre had certainly given him a first-hand acquaintance with the repugnant moral deterioration that had engulfed a traditionally Christian nation. (Fanchon Royer, The Life of St. Anthony Mary Claret, published originally by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in 1957 an republished in 1985 by TAN Books and Publishers, pp. 130-131.)
Saint Anthony Mary Claret did not accept sophistries used to disguise moral relativism. Quite unlike Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed, Saint Anthony Mary Claret preached Catholic doctrinal truth to the people of Cobre, Cuba, knowing that this truth possesses the inherent power to attract and to covert an unprejudiced soul who is willing to cooperate with the graces sent to them by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.
Countless are the examples of Catholic bishops and priests, many of them raised to the altars of Holy Mother Church, who worked to reform the morals of the people who had been entrusted to their pastoral care.
Another Spaniard, Saint Francis Solano, for example, preached a sermon in the public square in Lima, Peru, in 1610 during which he prophesied of the great earthquake that God would visit upon Lima to chastise the people there for their ingratitude and immorality:
By the time Francis had reached the market, the theme of his sermon was clear. God was love, yet man was constantly thwarting that love. Many times this was because of thoughtlessness, but there were also countless times when it was because of sheer selfishness, and even malice. Well, atonement for sin must be made by means of penance.
"Unless you do penance, you shall likewise," Our Lord had said to his disciples.
"I will say these words, too," Francis thought. "Oh, Heavenly Father, may they help some souls tonight to turn away from sin!"
Naturally many at the market were astonished when they saw the Father Guardian of Saint Mary of the Angels making his way through their midst. Since his return from Trujillo he had appeared in the streets only rarely, and certainly never in the evenings. Then in a little while there was even more astonishment. Father Francis had come not to buy for his friars, or even to beg. He had come to preach!
At first, however, since business was brisk, not much heed was paid to his words. Merchants vied with one another in calling out the merits of their wares while customers argued noisily for a lower price. Beggars whined for alms. Babies cried. Dogs barked. Donkeys brayed. Older children ran in and out of the crowd intent upon their games. Music was everywhere--weird tunes played by Indian musicians on their wooden flutes, gay Spanish rhythms played on guitar and tambourine. At the various food students succulent rounds of meat sizzled and sputtered as they turned over slow fires. Then suddenly a thunderous voice rang about above the noisy and carefree scene:
"For all that is in the world is the concupiscence of the flesh, and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father but is in the world."
It was as though a bombshell had fallen. At once the hubbub died away, and hundreds of Lima's startled citizens turned to where a grey-clad friar, cross in hand, had mounted an elevation in the center of the marketplace and now stood gazing down upon them with eyes of burning coals. But before anyone could wonder about the text from Saint John's first epistle, Francis began to explain the meaning of concupiscence: that, because of Original Sin, it is the tendency within each person to do evil instead of good; that this hidden warfare will end only when we have drawn our last breath.
"If we were to die tonight, would good or evil be the victor within our hearts" he cried. "Oh, my friends! Think about this question. Think hard!
Within just a few minutes Lima's marketplace was as hushed and solemn as a cathedral. All eyes were riveted upon the Father Guardian and all ears were filled with his words as he described God's destruction of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrha because of the sins committed within them.
"Who is to say that here in Lima we do not deserve a like fate?" he demanded in ringing tones. "Look into your hearts now, my children. Are they clean? Are they pure? Are they filled with love of God?"
As the minutes passed and twilight deepened into darkness, the giant torches of the marketplace cast their flickering radiance over a moving scene. As usual, crowds of people were on hand, but now no one was interested in buying or selling. Instead, faces were bewildered, agonized and fearful. Tears were streaming from many eyes as Francis' words continued to pour out in torrents, urging repentance while there was still time.
"Can we say that we shall ever see tomorrow?" he cried, fervently brandishing his missionary cross. "Can we say that this night is not the last we shall have in which to return to God's friendship?"
As these and still more terrifying thoughts struck home one after another, the speaker stretched out both arms, bowed his head, and in heartrending tones began the Fifth Psalm. At once the crowd was filled with fresh sorrow and made the contrite phrases their own:
"Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy.
"And according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies, blot out my iniquity.
"Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
"For I know my iniquity, and my sins is always before me.
"To Thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before Thee: that Thou mayest be justified in Thy words, and mayest overcome when Thou art judged . . ."
Soon wave upon wave of sound was filling the torch lit marketplace as priest and people prayed together. Then Francis preached again, doing his est to implant a greater sorrow for sin and an even firmer purpose of amendment in the hearts of his hearers. Finally, looking neither to right nor left, he prepared to depart for Saint Mary of the Angels. But on all sides men and women pressed about him, sobbing and begging for his blessing.
"Father, please pray for me!" cried one young girl. "I've deserved to go to Hell a thousand times!"
"Last year, I robbed a poor widow of ten pounds of gold!" declared a swarthy-faced Spaniard. "May God forgive me!"
"'I'm worse than anyone," moaned a wild-eyed black man. "Tonight, I was going to kill a man . . . and for money!"
So it was that first one, then another, cried out his fault and expressed a desire to go to Confession at once. But Francis had to refuse all such requests. Yes, he was a priest. It was his privilege and duty to administer the Sacraments. But he was also a religious, and bound by rule to various observances. One of them was that he must be in his cell at Saint Mary of the Angels by a certain hour each night.
"There are other priests in the city who can help you, though," he said kindly. "Go them now, my children. And may the Holy Virgin bring you back to her Son without delay." (Mary Fabyan Windeatt, Saint Francis of Solano: Wonderworker of the New World and Apostle of Argentina and Peru, published originally by Sheed and Ward in 1946 and republished by TAN Books and Publishers in 1994, pp. 167-172.)
This is just a slight contrast with the approach taken by Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed, who doubts the ability of the truths of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, when preached with conviction for love of Christ the King and for the souls for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem, to touch hearts and to reform lives in an instant.
The false compassion of Francis the Possessed of the devil, not of Our Lord Himself.
Our Lord shows us erring sinners authentic compassion by understanding the weakness that causes us to sin while He despises our sins and exhorts us to amend our lives with promptness. He did not condemn Saint Mary Magdalene when she was caught in the act of adultery. He did not mince words, however, about what she was to do with her life: reform it at once:
Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more. (John 8: 11.)
"Go, and now sin no more" does not mean that one is free to "journey with everyone as they "accompany" them on their "challenges."
Such a "search" is entirely unnecessary a the purpose of human existence has been spelled out very clearly and very simply in the Baltimore Catechism that was based upon the Roman Catechism that was issued following the Council of Trent:
1. Who made us?
God made us.
In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. (Genesis 1:1)
2. Who is God?
God is the Supreme Being, infinitely perfect, who made all things and keeps them in existence.
In him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28)
3. Why did God make us?
God made us to show forth His goodness and to share with us His everlasting happiness in heaven.
Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what things God has prepared for those who love him. (I Corinthians 2:9)
4. What must we do to gain the happiness of heaven?
To gain the happiness of heaven we must know, love, and serve God in this world.
Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth; where the rust and moth consume and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven; where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. (Matthew 6:19-20)
5. From whom do we learn to know, love, and serve God?
We learn to know, love, and serve God from Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who teaches us through the Catholic Church.
I have come a light into the world that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness. (John 12:46)
6. Where do we find the chief truths taught by Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church?
We find the chief truths taught by Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church in the Apostles' Creed.
He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. (Luke 10:16)
More and more Catholics are living in sin now than at any time in the past because the truths of the Catholic Faith have never been taught to them at home or in their supposedly Catholic schools and it has never been preached to them from the pulpit.
The sheep of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's true flock is starving for the milk of his Sacred Truth and of His supernatural helps offered in the Sacraments, including the Sacrament of Penance.
Alas, the sheep hath not this truth and these supernatural helps. They are literally starving for them spiritually. And the world is suffering mightily because of the self-serving "compassion" that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed offers in the place of the Holy Faith in all of Its doctrinal integrity and purity and in place of the true Sacraments.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis does not believe we just have to "live" with things the way they are, that the family, for instance, is never going to be "restructured" the way it once was. He is so proud of this false "insight," offered first when he was the conciliar "archbishop" of Buenos Aires, the capital of one of the very countries in South America that Saint Francis Solano served as a missionary over four hundred years ago now, and that he saw fit to have circulated to the priests and presbyters of the Diocese of Rome prior his session with them yesterday at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome:
Vatican City, 16 September 2013 (VIS) – This morning, following the usual morning Mass at Santa Marta, the Holy Father proceeded to the Basilica of St. John Lateran to meet with the Clergy of Rome.
In preparation for the meeting and to meet the Pope's request, Cardinal Vicar Agostino Vallini circulated among the priests of the diocese of Rome a reflection on priestly identity in the light of the Aparecida Document presented by the then Cardinal Bergoglio during the Fifth Conference of Latin American Bishops.
In the paper, the then archbishop of Buenos Aires discussed how in Aparecida one became aware of changing times, “not in the many partial ways that anyone might find in the daily actions one performs, but rather in the meaning that gives unity to all that exists”.
“The defining aspect of this change of epoch is that things are no longer in their place. Our previous ways of explaining the world and relationships, good and bad, no longer appears to work. The way in which we locate ourselves in history has changed. Things we thought would never happen, or that we never thought we would see, we are experiencing now, and we dare not even imagine the future. That which appeared normal to us – family, the Church, society and the world – will probably no longer seem that way. We cannot simply wait for what we are experiencing to pass, under the illusion that things will return to being how they were before”.
In the document, Bergoglio presents the mission as a proposal and challenge in the face of these changes, and encourages the pastor to be “an ardent missionary who lives the constant desire to seek out the remote, not content with simple administration”, and reiterates that “a transformation in pastoral action and a consequent transforming pastoral action can only occur when mediated by the interior transformation of the agents of pastoral care and the members of the community they form. … To become once again a Church driven by evangelical momentum and audacity, we must again become faithful and evangelised disciples”. (Francis the Possessed Unleashed.)
"Evangelised disciples" of what?
Of concilairism, which has aided and abetted the Protestant-Judeo/Masonic attack on the Sacred Deposit of Faith and thus made the triumph of naturalism possible, replete with all the rampant moral deterioration that must take place when the actual truth of the Holy Gospel of Christ the King is not preached and when most people in the world are deprived of Sanctifying Grace.
Contrary to what Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed believes, there will be a restoration. Pope Saint Pius X told us one hundred three years ago at the end of The Oath Against Modernism that we are to "pray for the restoration that is to come.
I don't know about you, but I take the word of Pope Saint Pius X over that of Francis the Possessed.
Obviously, that restoration will not occur until after a major chastisement, which our own sins and those of the whole world of the blaspheming, heretical lords of conciliarism so richly deserved. However, Our Lady did promise us in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, that her Immaculate Heart shall triumph in the end, and indeed it will.
To seek to use false compassion and sloganeering to make complex that which is quite simple, something that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed does regularly, is one of the oldest tools of the devil, who is certainly being served quite ably, whether wittingly or unwittingly, by the hierarchy of the counterfeit church of conciliarism that has gone to great lengths to create an environment that sanctions sin, including unnatural sins of perversity, in the parishes and seminaries and schools and universities and colleges and religious education programs under their control.
The false compassion of Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed and his blasphemous misrepresentation of how Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ dealt with malefactors as He walked the face of this earth is in need of a corrective remedy, one that will be supplied by the words of Pope Saint Pius X that were issued a little over one hundred three years ago now:
We wish to draw your attention, Venerable Brethren, to this distortion of the Gospel and to the sacred character of Our Lord Jesus Christ, God and man, prevailing within the Sillon and elsewhere. As soon as the social question is being approached, it is the fashion in some quarters to first put aside the divinity of Jesus Christ, and then to mention only His unlimited clemency, His compassion for all human miseries, and His pressing exhortations to the love of our neighbor and to the brotherhood of men. True, Jesus has loved us with an immense, infinite love, and He came on earth to suffer and die so that, gathered around Him in justice and love, motivated by the same sentiments of mutual charity, all men might live in peace and happiness. But for the realization of this temporal and eternal happiness, He has laid down with supreme authority the condition that we must belong to His Flock, that we must accept His doctrine, that we must practice virtue, and that we must accept the teaching and guidance of Peter and his successors. Further, whilst Jesus was kind to sinners and to those who went astray, He did not respect their false ideas, however sincere they might have appeared. He loved them all, but He instructed them in order to convert them and save them. Whilst He called to Himself in order to comfort them, those who toiled and suffered, it was not to preach to them the jealousy of a chimerical equality. Whilst He lifted up the lowly, it was not to instill in them the sentiment of a dignity independent from, and rebellious against, the duty of obedience. Whilst His heart overflowed with gentleness for the souls of good-will, He could also arm Himself with holy indignation against the profaners of the House of God, against the wretched men who scandalized the little ones, against the authorities who crush the people with the weight of heavy burdens without putting out a hand to lift them. He was as strong as he was gentle. He reproved, threatened, chastised, knowing, and teaching us that fear is the beginning of wisdom, and that it is sometimes proper for a man to cut off an offending limb to save his body. Finally, He did not announce for future society the reign of an ideal happiness from which suffering would be banished; but, by His lessons and by His example, He traced the path of the happiness which is possible on earth and of the perfect happiness in heaven: the royal way of the Cross. These are teachings that it would be wrong to apply only to one's personal life in order to win eternal salvation; these are eminently social teachings, and they show in Our Lord Jesus Christ something quite different from an inconsistent and impotent humanitarianism.
As for you, Venerable Brethren, carry on diligently with the work of the Saviour of men by emulating His gentleness and His strength. Minister to every misery; let no sorrow escape your pastoral solicitude; let no lament find you indifferent. But, on the other hand, preach fearlessly their duties to the powerful and to the lowly; it is your function to form the conscience of the people and of the public authorities. The social question will be much nearer a solution when all those concerned, less demanding as regards their respective rights, shall fulfill their duties more exactingly. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
As has been noted on this site many times in the past, the spirit of the Sillon that was condemned in no uncertain terms by Pope Saint Pius X is the spirit of the "Second" Vatican Council and the "magisterium" of the conciliar "popes."
Was Pope Saint Pius X wrong?
The words of the last true pope to be canonized serve as a stinging rebuke to Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed's blasphemous misrepresentation of the life and the work of the teaching of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Is it "harsh" for a physician to warn one of his patients that he risks having a heart attack if he does not lose body weight?
Is it "harsh" for a physician to warn one of his patients who suffers from diabetes to take his medication and to eat properly so that the disease will not worsen.
Is a physician being "judgmental" when he informs a person of a terminal disease that will take that person's life?
How is it being "harsh" to perform the Spiritual Work of Mercy of admonishing the sinner out of true love for the eternal fate of his immortal soul that he is displeasing God, Who wants us to quit our sins, and is risking the fires of Hell for all eternity if he does not reform his life?
We are face to face with what Saint Paul himself prophesied would occur before Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Second Coming to judge the living and the dead on the Last Day:
And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time.  For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way.  And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming, him,  Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders,  And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:
 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity. (2 Thess. 2: 6-10.)
The Challoner commentary on the Douay-Rheims Bible explains verse ten quoted above in the following manner:
 "God shall send"... That is God shall suffer them to be deceived by lying wonders, and false miracles, in punishment of their not entertaining the love of truth.
The devil has sent--and will continue to send--lying wonders and false miracles within the counterfeit church of conciliarism so as to give "credibility" to the sort of false "compassion" that Francis the Possessed misrepresents so blasphemously being the approach of Our Lord Himself, which it is is not.
Plain Catholic truth is just too much for conciliar revolutionaries such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed.
We must pray for their conversion to the true Faith lest they perish for all eternity in Hell for the lies that they tell in their apparent exercise of the ecclesiastical authority of the Catholic Church.
Men such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis the Possessed are indeed preparing the way for the coming of Antichrist by saying and doing things that are indeed opposed to the teaching and example of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself.
Today, good readers, is the Feast of the Impression
of the Stigmata upon Saint Francis of Assisi. This holy saint, whose
principal feast we celebrate in seventeen days, that is, on Friday, Sunday,
October 4, 2013, bore the brand marks of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ on his holy body, a body that he had punished for over
twenty years with severe penances as he lived in the most austere
poverty imaginable and prayed ceaselessly before Our Lord's Real
Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament. We must invoke the intercession
of this great saint, who was so tenderly devoted to Our Lady, to help us
be thoroughly Catholic in how we think and act as we do indeed oppose
concilairism and all of its cheating fallacies, each and every single
one of them.
Saint Francis of Assisi will help us to defend the
truths of the Catholic Faith if we pray to him to suffer more, to be
humiliated more, to be rejected and scorned more and more as we embrace
Lady Poverty so that we can bear the brand marks of Christ the King
figuratively in our souls so as to think it nothing to stand steadfastly
and without equivocation in behalf of the truths of the Faith as we
pray fervently for the conciliarists and for those who find their
cheating fallacies attractive and appealing.
Why not pray to Saint Francis of Assisi to suffer
more and to be humiliated more? Why not? Isn't the royal road of the
Cross the path to Heaven. Why not pray to be a victim soul as we seek to
make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful
and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our own many, many sins of omission
and commission? What's the excuse in delaying such a prayer?
We draw inspiration on this glorious feast day from the account of the Impression of the Stigmata on Saint Francis of Assisi as provided to the readings for Matins in the Divine Office of Holy Mother Church, including two passages from by none other than Saint Bonaventure himself:
Francis being indeed a faithful servant and minister
of Christ, about the space of two years before he gave back his spirit
to heaven, withdrew himself into an high mountain apart, even that
mountain which is called Mount Alverno, and began to fast for forty days
to the honour of the Archangel Michael. To think of the things above
gave him sweeter comfort than beforetime he was wont, and the hot
longing for heaven was kindled in him, so that he began to feel that the
gifts from above were poured forth upon him in such fulness as he had
never felt before. The burning of his desire made his heart rise towards
God like the heart of a seraph, and his tender answering love yearned
to be changed into the likeness of Him Who hath so loved us that He was
content to bear the Cross. And it was so that one morning early, about
the time of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, he was
praying upon the side of the mountain, and there appeared unto him as it
had been one of the Seraphim, having six wings, glorious and fiery,
flying to him from heaven. It came therefore very swiftly, and stood in
the air, hard by the man of God. He beheld then the appearance thereof
that it was not winged only, but crucified also. His hands and feet were
stretched forth and nailed to a Cross. Twain of his wings were lifted
up and joined one to the other over his head, and twain were stretched
forth to fly withal, and with twain he wrapped around his body. When
Francis saw it, he was sore amazed, and his soul was.filled with sorrow
and gladness, for the eyes of him that appeared were full of strange
love and tenderness, so that he conceived great rejoicing thereat, but
the nailing to the Cross was so exceedingly dreadful, that as he saw it,
a sword of sorrow pierced his soul.
Then He Whom he beheld with his bodily eyes, began
to speak silently unto him in his heart, and he understood that albeit
the deathless Seraphim cannot suffer or faint, this vision was
nevertheless therefore set before him, that he might know that as a
friend of Christ he was to be all changed into the likeness of Christ
Jesus crucified, not by the martyrdom of the body, but by the fervour of
the soul. Then they held together some sweet converse, as of a man with
his friend, and the vision passed from him, but his heart was kindled
inwardly with the fire of the Seraphim, and his body was outwardly
changed into the likeness of Him Who was crucified, even as wax is
softened by the fire and taketh the impression of the seal. From
thenceforth there were in his hands and feet the marks of the nails. The
heads of the nails were seen in the palms of his hands and on the
insteps of his feet, and the points came out on the backs of his hands
and the soles of his feet. In his right side also was a long raw wound,
as though he had been pierced with a spear, from which wound his holy
blood oftentimes ran and stained his shirt and breeches. (End of Saint Bonaventure passage.)
Thereafter Francis was a new creature, famous for a
new and awful sign. The holy marks of the Lord Jesus, whereon living man
for twelve centuries had not been allowed to look, were his adornment.
He came down from the mount bearing in himself the form of Jesus
Crucified, not portrayed upon tables of stone or wood by the hand of any
earthly craftsman, but drawn upon his flesh by the finger of the living
God. The dying Seraph knew well that it is good to keep close the
secret of a king, and
knowing the secret of his King, he strove as far as in him lay to keep
the sacred marks hidden from men. Nevertheless, forasmuch as it is the
will of the Lord God for His Own glory to make manifest the greatness of
His Own works, He openly showed forth divers wonders through these
wounds which He had Himself made in secret, so that the hidden and
wondrous power of the marks might become known by the fame of the
miracles. The foregoing marvellous but thoroughly witnessed facts, which
were already spoken of in Papal documents with especial praise and joy,
were made, by the pleasure of Pope Benedict XI, the subject of a yearly
memorial, which was afterwards extended by Paul V. to the whole Church,
in the hope of fanning in the hearts of the faithful the love of Christ
Crucified. (Matins, September 17, the Feast of the Impression of the Stigmata on Saint Francis of Assisi.)
Obviously, we must face the plain truth about ourselves every night when we make our Nightly Examen of Conscience. We are sinners. We must reform our lives on a daily basis.
We must live more penitentially with every beat of our hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
We must detach ourselves more and more from the falsehoods of the world, the flesh, and the devil--and from the devil's minions in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
We must grow in holiness as we pray for the sufferings necessary to pay back what we owe God for our sins, accepting every suffering and disappointment and humiliation and castigation as coming from His loving hand to bend our strong, distorted wills so that we can grow in true love for Him as we offer up all to Him all of the trials of this life through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.
Perhaps it wise once again to recall the words of Pope Pius XI to be assured that the good God is going to bring good of the mess in which find ourselves at this time:
We may well admire in this wonderful wisdom of the Providence of God, Who, ever bringing good out of evil, has from time to time suffered the faith and piety of men to grow weak, and allowed Catholic truth to be attacked by false doctrines, but always with the result that truth has afterwards shone out with greater splendor, and that men’s faith, aroused from its lethargy, has shown itself more vigorous than before . . . . But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from Him, and would valiantly defend His rights. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)
What are we waiting for?