As one who has suffered for most of the past three days from the effects of some kind of gastroenteritis, which is called commonly “the stomach flu,” work on this site had to be suspended until I had recovered enough physical strength to resume writing.
Apart from other truly penitential consequences of the sickness was a case of persistent hiccups that no usual remedy (holding one’s breath, drinking water rapidly, take one-half of a teapsoon of honey, breathing in and out of a paper bag) cured. There were periods when the hiccups would abate for up to two hours before resuming for six or seven hours. It was not until a reader of this site sent a text message to Sharon to have me take some apple cider vinegar. I did. The hiccups stopped immediately. Instantaneously. Amazing. So much for Pepcid or Zantac. (Well, the hiccups came back a short time later. However, I returned to the apple cider vinegar once again. It worked again. It’s been an hour now as I review this article prior to posting, and that’s a long time to be free of the vexation, which, however, returned shortly after I wrote these words. Penance is better than ever in 2014.)
I relate this as our last true pope, Pope Pius XII, suffered from a severe case of hiccups for most of the last week of his life, something that could have very well have paid back any and all debt he owed for the temporal punishment any of his sins of omission or commission. I would not wish the plague of persistent hiccups on any other human being. It remains quite a penance, one, of course, that I know that I have deserved and am grateful to offer up to the throne of the Most Blessed Trinity through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Perhaps dealing with the case of persistent hiccups, however, was less penitential that having to return to the penance of dealing with the arch-heretic Jorge Mario Bergolio and his band of conciliar revolutionaries. As this is the season of Septuagesima in preparation for the beginning of Lent in but thirteen days, it is necessary to do more penance for my own many sins of omissions and commissions, errors and mistaken judgments.
It should be apparent now, nearly one year after the “election” of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as “Pope Francis,” that the Argentine Apostate is bereft of the Catholic Faith. Although it is simply not possible at this time to do anything approaching a complete overview of the whirlwind of ultra-revolutionary activity that Bergoglio has unleashed as he has tickled the itching ears of unrepenant sinners and dared to blaspheme both Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother, perhaps a few salient highlights can be given to demonstrate this egregious Modernist’s lack of concern for anything contained in the Sacred Deposit of the Faith or the true history of the Catholic Church prior to the ecclesiogensis represented by the “Second” Vatican Council and the “magisterium” of the conciliar “popes:”
- Bergoglio stepped out on the balcony of the Basilica of Saint Peter on the evening of Wednesday, March 13, 2013, deliberately casting aside the papal mozzetta, asking to be blessed by the “people.”
- Bergoglio washed the feet of women, including a Mohmmedan, on the evening of Maundy Thursday, March 28, 2013.
- Bergoglio offered congratulations to Justin Welby upon the lay Anglican’s “installtion” as the non-archbishop of Canterbury.
- Bergoglio created a commission of “cardinals” to reform the working of the conciliar curia and to propose other changes, demonstrating his desire to demonstrate to the Orthodox that he accepts “synodality” as the means by which the Bishop of Rome should govern in a consultative manner with his “brother bishops.”
- Bergoglio has used his daily screeds at the Casa Santa Marta to disparage those whom he has referred to by the use of various perjoratives (restorationists, Pharisees, Pelagians, fundamentalists, triumphalists) and to blaspheme Our Lord, claiming that He only “pretended” to be angry, and Our Lady, mocking the doctrinal effects of her Immaculate Conception by imagining her saying “Lies!” to God the Father as she stood by the foot of her Divine Son’s Holy Cross.
- Bergoglio has also referred to the Catholic Church as the “widowed church” who goes in search of her Bridegroom. Blessed Peter Julian Eymard, the founder of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers, was faithful to the teaching of the Catholic Church when he wrote: “People who have never set foot inside one of her churches think she is widowed. They look upon her as a corpse, and upon her temples as places where only death and suffering are spoken of. But today the very ones who never attend her solemn festivals will see her in all her wealth and beauty, in a natural attractiveness which God, her Bridegroom, will enhance with His presence. What magnificence in the processions as they pass by! What reverence in the faithful as they kneel down! ! The Church shows to everyone her Bridegroom in the radiant monstrance. Ah! Who today will presume to say she is widowed? Her friends are in adoration and her enemies tremble. Jesus shows Himself to all men; He gives His blessing. to the good; He looks on sinners with compassion; He calls them and draws them to Himself. The Council of Trent calls this Feast the triumph of faith, and rightly so. It is also the triumph of the Church through her Divine Bridegroom.” (THE REAL PRESENCE.)
- Bergoglio has prayed Talmudic prayers, which worship the devil, with his favorite pro-abortion, pro-perversity Talmudic rabbi, Abraham Skorka.
- .Bergoglio used his first “encyclical letter,” Lumen Fidei, July 5, 2013, to make it clear that personal “experience,” not “doctrine,” is the foundation of one’s faith in God, a Modernist proposition that had been dissected and condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907. (See Incompetent To Teach Squat About The Catholic Faith, part one, Incompetent To Teach Squat About The Catholic Faith, part two, Incompetent To Teach Squat About The Catholic Faith, part three.)
- Bergoglio spread the joy of conciliarism with sacrilegious liturgies and false doctrines aplenty whilst cavorting upon the Copacabana Beach in Rio di Janiero during the travesty that was World Youth Day 2013 (see Francis The Anti-Apostle, Francis The Syncretist, Francis The Sillonist, Francis The Apostate: From Revolution To Anarchy, Francis The Pied Piper of Antichrist, Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part one, Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part two, Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part three.
- Bergoglio has made headlines by making what appears to be outlandish statements in various interviews to journalists, staring with those who accompanied him on the airplane taking him back from Rio de Janiero, Brazil, to Rome, on Monday, July 29, 2013 ( Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part three), and including, at least up to now, with three others: “Father” Antonio Spadaro, S.J. (see Francis: Apostle of Antichrist, part one, Francis: Apostle of Antichrist, part two and Francis: Apostle of Antichrist, part three), Eugenio Scalfari (Nothing Random About This, part one, Nothing Random About This, part two, Nothing Random About This, part three, Nothing Random About This, part four, Nothing Random About This, part five.), and Andrea Tornielli (see Memo From Patrolman Ed Nicholson To Jorge Mario Bergoglio: SHUT UP!, part one and Memo From Patrolman Ed Nicholson to Jorge Mario Bergoglio: SHUT UP!, part two). The supposedly outlandish statements were, of course, nothing other than standard-issue conciliarspeak that many of us heard decades ago pass through the lips of Jesuit revolutionaries.
- Bergoglio used his first “apostolic exhortation,” Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013, to outline his program for the further elimination of the vestiges of recognizable Catholicism from every nook and cranny of his counterfeit church of conciliarism, an agenda that had been discussed a month beforehand in two identical lectures given by his chief Commissar and ideologist, Oscar Andres Maradiaga Rodriguez (see Commissar of Antichrist Speaks, part one, Commissar of Antichrist Speaks, part two, Commissar of Antichrist Speaks, part three and Commissar of Antichrist Speaks, part four). (For the seven part series on Evangelii Gaudium, please see Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part one, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part two, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part three, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part four, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part five, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part six and Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part seven).
- Various members of his “commission” of non-cardinals and the infamous Walter Kasper have spoken of the need to show “mercy” Catholics who are divorced and remarried without even the fig leaf of a conciliar decree of nullity, meaning that the rejection of the indissolubility of a ratified and consummated marriage by the Orthodox and the Protestants will receive a “pastoral approval” in the name of a false “mercy.”
- Bergoglio has kept his mouth shut as national parliaments have endorsed legal recognition be accorded those who are engaged in perverse sins in violation of the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments and as the Belgian parliament passed Hilterlian legislation permitting the execution of children up to the age of eighteen who are suffering from some kind of physical or mental disability.
- Bergoglio has met with bevy of pro-abortion statists without ever once reprimanding them for their support for the chemical and surgical execution of the innocent preborn. Willful murder is one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.
- Bergoglio has adopted the language of the Homosexual Collective, using “gayspeak” to refer to those who are unrepentant practitioners of the sin of Sodom, another of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.
Mind you, this is a very partial listing, of course. I will try to do something more complete at some point next month, God willing and Our Lady interceding.
This, however, should be sufficient to demonstrate what has been proved time and time again in so many articles on this site, namely, that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has no concern whatsoever about Catholic Faith and Morals. His “faith” is based solely on his viscera. He has no sense of the horror of personal sin as he wraps himself up in a mantle of false humility, false piety and ostentatious display of concern for the “poor” that makes him such kindred spirit with statists such as Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro.
One who believes, speaks and acts as Jorge Mario Bergoglio does cannot have any regard for dogmatic or moral theology. Indeed, “Pope Francis” has been “merciful” enough to tell us that he finds the study of Fundamental Theology, which is nothing other than the study of God that the Catholic Church has mandated to be taught in seminary in regimented, structure offering of a number of courses, “boring.” Here is the news of this not-so-remarkable but nevertheless useful revelation as found on the Novus Ordo Watch Wire:
For the full post at Novus Ordo Watch Wire, see
The cultural interests pursued at the seminary of Freising were joined to the study of a theology infected by existentialism, beginning with the writings of Romano Guardini. Among the authors preferred by Ratzinger was the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber. Ratzinger loved St. Augustine, but never St. Thomas Aquinas: “By contrast, I had difficulties in penetrating the thought of Thomas Aquinas, whose crystal-clear logic seemed to be too closed in on itself, too impersonal and ready-made” (op. cit., p.44). This aversion was mainly due to the professor of philosophy at the seminary, who “presented us with a rigid, neo-scholastic Thomism that was simply too far afield from my own questions” (ibid.). According to Cardinal Ratzinger, whose current opinions appear unchanged from those he held as a seminarian, the thought of Aquinas was “too closed in on itself, too impersonal and ready-made,” and was unable to respond to the personal questions of the faithful. This opinion is enunciated by a prince of the Church whose function it is to safeguard the purity of the doctrine of the Faith! Why, then, should anyone be surprised at the current disastrous crisis of Catholicism, or seek to attribute it to the world, when those who should be the defenders of the Faith, and hence of genuine Catholic thought, are like sewers drinking in the filth, or like gardeners who cut down a tree they are supposed to be nurturing? What can it mean to stigmatize St. Thomas as having a “too impersonal and ready-made” logic? Is logic “personal”? These assertions reveal, in the person who makes them, a typically Protestant, pietist attitude, like that found in those who seek the rule of faith in personal interior sentiment.
In the two years Ratzinger spent at the diocesan seminary of Freising, he studied literature, music, modern philosophy, and he felt drawn towards the new existentialist and modernist theologies. He did not like St. Thomas Aquinas. The formation described does not correspond to the exclusively Catholic formation that is necessary to one called to be a priest, even taking into account the extenuating circumstances of the time, that is, anti-Christian Nazism, the war and defeat, and the secularization of studies within seminaries. It seems that His Eminence, with all due respect, gave too much place to profane culture, with its “openness” to everything, and its critical attitude...Joseph Ratzinger loved the professors who asked many questions, but disliked those who defended dogma with the crystal-clear logic of St. Thomas. This attitude would seem to us to match his manner of understanding Catholic liturgy. He tells us that from childhood he was always attracted to the liturgical movement and was sympathetic towards it. One can see that for him, the liturgy was a matter of feeling, a lived experience, an aesthetically pleasing “Erlebnis,” but fundamentally irrational (op. cit. passim.). (The Memories of a Destructive Mind: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s Milestones.)
Up to the very end of his conference, Card. Ratzinger resolutely continues on this road of agnosticism and now logically comes to the most disastrous of conclusions. He writes:“In conclusion, as we contemplate our present-day religious situation, of which I have tried to throw some light on some of its elements, we may well marvel at the fact that, after all, people still continue believing in a Christian manner, not only according to Hick’s, Knitter’s as well as others’ substitute ways or forms, but also according to that full and joyous Faith found in the New Testament of the Church of all time.So, there it is: For Card. Ratzinger, “Hick, Knitter, and others” who deny the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Church, His sacraments, and, in short, all of Christianity, continue “despite everything” “believing in a Christian manner,” even though they do so using “substitute forms of belief”! Here, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith leaves us wondering indeed, just what it is he means by “believing in a Christian manner.”Moreover, once the “preambula fidei” have been eliminated, that “full and joyous Faith of the Church of all time” which seems [for Card. Ratzinger] to be no different from modern-day apostasies other than by its style and total character, is utterly lacking in any rational credibility in comparison with and in relation to what he refers to as “substitute ways or forms” of faith. “How is it,” Card. Ratzinger wonders, “in fact, that the Faith [the one of all time] still has a chance of success?” Answer:I would say that it is because it finds a correspondence in man’s nature…..There is, in man, an insatiable desire for the infinite. None of the answers we have sought is sufficient [but must we take his own word for it, or must we go through the exercise of experiencing all religions?]. God alone [but Whom, according to Card. Ratzinger, human reason cannot prove to be truly God], Who made Himself finite in order to shatter the bonds of our own finitude and bring us to the dimension of His infinity […and not to redeem us from the slavery of sin?] is able to meet all the needs of our human existence.According to this, it is therefore not objective motives based on history and reason, and thus the truth of Christianity, but only a subjective appreciation which brings us to “see” that it [Christianity] is able to satisfy the profound needs of human nature and which would explain the “success” [modernists would say the “vitality”] of the “faith” [“of all time” or in its “substitute forms,” it is of but little importance]. Such, however, is not at all Catholic doctrine: this is simply modernist apologetics (cf. Pope St. Pius X, Pascendi), based on their affirmed impossibility of grasping metaphysical knowledge (or agnosticism or skepticism), which Card. Ratzinger seemed to want to shun in the first part of his address.Now we are in a position to better understand why Card. Ratzinger has such a wide-open concept of “theology” and of “faith” that he includes everything: theology as well as heresies, faith and apostasy. On that road of denial of the human reason’s ability of attaining metaphysical knowledge, a road which he continues to follow, he lacks the “means of discerning the difference between faith and non-faith” (R. Amerio, op. cit., p.340) and, consequently, theology from pseudo-theology, truth from heresy:All theologies are nullified, because all are regarded as equivalent; the heart or kernel of religion is located in feelings or experiences, as the Modernists held at the beginning of this century (Amerio, op. cit., p.542).We cannot see how this position of Card. Ratzinger can escape that solemn condemnation proclaimed at Vatican I: “If anyone says…that men must be brought to the Faith solely by their own personal interior experience…let him be anathema” (DB 1812). (Cardinal Ratzinger. This article, by the way, appeared in a publication of the Society of Saint Pius X, Si, Si, No, No in January of 1998.)
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn’t it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.