Jorge Mario Bergoglio: A Prophet In His Own Mind

It was nearly seven months ago now that Jorge Mario Bergoglio, driven to drive away the “devils,” as he sees them, of the “past” (“dogmatism,” “rigidity,” “judgmentalness,” “triumphalism,” etc.), spoke in the following terms concerning the supposed “necessity” of finding a new “pastoral approach” towards unwed couples who are cohabitate:

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.)

Bergoglio’s other way is, of course, is the work of Antichrist. One can see clearly that the “books were cooked” on Catholic moral teaching concerning the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments long before Walter “Cardinal” Kasper addressed the conciliar “cardinals” on Friday, February 21, 2014, to advance an agenda that is completely in accord with what Bergoglio has long believed.

As has been noted on this site so many times before in the past nearly thirteen months, Bergoglio is using his conciliar “Petrine Ministry” to institutionalize his own so-called pastoral work to those who live in the “existential peripheries” just as Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI used his “Petrine Ministry” to put a “papal” “seal of approval” on his body of written work prior to that time.

Moreover, Bergoglio sees himself as something of a modern day Martin Luther, who I believe stands a strong chance of receiving an equivalent “canonization” from Bergoglio in 2017 immediately after he lifts Pope Saint Leo X’s excommunication of the lecherous drunkard, who is returning what he thinks is the Catholic Church to its “original” Gospel-based foundation of simplicity. The fact that his understand of the history of the Catholic Church is purely imaginary and built on one antiquarian presupposition after another does not seem to enter into his soul that is possessed of such a diabolical hatred of all that is authentically Catholic.

Bergoglio made it clear seven months ago that he seems himself as a prophetic “restorer” of a “true” Gospel message:

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.)

This is nothing other than the moral relativism that led Martin Luther to rationalize away the immutable teaching of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ concerning the indissolubility of a ratified and consummated marriage. Bergoglio sees it, however, as a “return to the Gospel” when it is nothing other than seeking” to institutionalize the “gospel” of Antichrist.

Despite all of his pious, sanctimonious protestations to the contrary, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a religious indifferentist who believes that all “religion,” no matter which one it is, springs from one’s inner “consciousness,” something that he has made clearly throughout his long career of apostasy as a lay Jesuit revolutionary. He made this clear in Lumen Fidei, July 5, 2013 (see One Year of Revolutionary Rhetoric and Activity, part five), in his daily screeds at the Casa Santa Marta, where the Ding Dong School Of Apostasy is always in session and in Evangelii Gaudium, November 25, 2014, and he made this clear in yet another interview (Number Seven, believe it or not) that took the form of a question-and-answer session involving students from Belgium:

We’re all brothers and sisters. Believers, non-believers or whether belonging to this or that religious confession, Jews, Moslems… we’re all brothers and sisters! Human beings are at the centre of history and this for me is really important: humans are at the centre (of society). In this moment of history, humans have been pushed away from the centre, they have slid towards the margins and at the centre — at least right now — there’s power, money and we must work on behalf of human beings, for men and women who are the image of God.”

Today, the Pope went on, “we’ve become part of a throw-away culture”: Children are discarded, people don’t want children, or less of them, small families: Old people are also discarded: many elderly people die because of a hidden euthanasia, because nobody takes care of them and they die. And now young people are being discarded.” The Pope noted that the unemployment rate among people below the age of 25 is almost 50 percent but said his meetings with some young Argentine politicians gave him hope and trust.

And I’m pleased because these young politicians, be they of the left or of the right, they’re speaking a new language, with a new music, a new political style. And this gives me reason to hope. And I believe that nowadays young people must take the lamp and go ahead. They must be courageous! This gives me hope.” (Interview: “Believers and non-believers, we’re all brothers and sisters”.)

This reminds me of a report I heard on WBBM News Radio 780 in November of 1977 at a time I was hosting a panel discussion at Illinois State University on the then proposed Panama Canal Treaties. The report discussed a massacre that had taken place in an African country (I forget whether it was Zaire or the Congo) and stated, “Among those killed were men, women and children.” This prompted one of the panelists, a New Yorker who had once a professor of mine and was to be a colleague a few years later, said in his typical sardonic style, “Hey, that’s great. They got no lions, monkeys or gorillas today, just men, women and children!” I laughed very heartily at my colleague’s satirizing the idiocy of the news report.

Sadly, there is nothing laughable about Jorge Mario Bergoglio saying that the “human being is at the center of history.”

First, Jorge, of course, has it all wrong. The true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, is at the center of history. Man has been created to know, to love and to serve Him as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church.

Second, as a true conciliar revolutionary, Jorge Mario Bergoglio would have us believe that “believers” and “non-believers” all have a role to play in the “building of the better world,” to which “younger politicians,” whether or the false opposite of the naturalist “left” or of the naturalist “right,” who speak in a “new language” and and “with a new music” are giving him great reason for “hope.”

Idiot.

Apostate.

Fool.

You mean the likes of Francois Hollande or Barack Hussen Obama/Barry Soetoro are going to end the “throw away culture” that he rightly identified, the “hidden euthanasia” of the elderly, that they support and help to foster as they wage arw against each of the Ten Commandments, including the Fifth Commandment’s prohibition of the direct, intentional killing of an innocent human being?

You mean that those who support and promote the agenda of homo-fascists are a cause for “hope” as they support one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance?

Here are nifty little, if much used on this website, reminders to prove that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is an idiot, fool and an apostate:

The more closely the temporal power of a nation aligns itself with the spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes the latter, by so much the more it contributes to the conservation of the commonwealth. For it is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by the use of spiritual means, to form good Christians in accordance with its own particular end and object; and in doing this it helps at the same time to form good citizens, and prepares them to meet their obligations as members of a civil society. This follows of necessity because in the City of God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good citizen and an upright man are absolutely one and the same thing. How grave therefore is the error of those who separate things so closely united, and who think that they can produce good citizens by ways and methods other than those which make for the formation of good Christians. For, let human prudence say what it likes and reason as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true temporal peace and tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity. (Silvio Cardinal Antoniano, quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)

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.)

Please note that among “these men” 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” include Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his predecessor, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.

Pope Saint Pius X reminded us that there is no such thing as “inter-denominational” or non-denominational “charity.” There is only Catholic charity. None other:

The same applies to the notion of Fraternity which they found on the love of common interest or, beyond all philosophies and religions, on the mere notion of humanity, thus embracing with an equal love and tolerance all human beings and their miseries, whether these are intellectual, moral, or physical and temporal. But Catholic doctrine tells us that the primary duty of charity does not lie in the toleration of false ideas, however sincere they may be, nor in the theoretical or practical indifference towards the errors and vices in which we see our brethren plunged, but in the zeal for their intellectual and moral improvement as well as for their material well-being. Catholic doctrine further tells us that love for our neighbor flows from our love for God, Who is Father to all, and goal of the whole human family; and in Jesus Christ whose members we are, to the point that in doing good to others we are doing good to Jesus Christ Himself. Any other kind of love is sheer illusion, sterile and fleeting.

Indeed, we have the human experience of pagan and secular societies of ages past to show that concern for common interests or affinities of nature weigh very little against the passions and wild desires of the heart. No, Venerable Brethren, there is no genuine fraternity outside Christian charity. Through the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ Our Saviour, Christian charity embraces all men, comforts all, and leads all to the same faith and same heavenly happiness.

 

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. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

No, we are not “united” with unbelievers, While we respect them and treat them with kindness as having souls created in the image and likeness of God that have been redeemed by the shedding of the Most Precious Blood of His Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we do not “join together” in “building the better” world as there is only path to a world wherein men have the possibility of knowing order in their own souls and hence in society is Catholicism, the one and only true religion:

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?

Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. The new Sillonists cannot pretend that they are merely working on “the ground of practical realities” where differences of belief do not matter. Their leader is so conscious of the influence which the convictions of the mind have upon the result of the action, that he invites them, whatever religion they may belong to, “to provide on the ground of practical realities, the proof of the excellence of their personal convictions.” And with good reason: indeed, all practical results reflect the nature of one’s religious convictions, just as the limbs of a man down to his finger-tips, owe their very shape to the principle of life that dwells in his body.  (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

Quite unlike the conciliar revolutionaries, who gush over with enthusiasm for falsehoods while castigating those who hold to the true Faith, Pope Saint Pius X condemned the view of the Sillonists in France, who were but precursors of the conciliarist world view as expessed in Dignitatis Humanae and Gaudium et Spes (each of which was issued on December 7, 1965), that was premised on the Judeo-Masonic belief that doctrinal “views” can be put aside in favor of our “common humanity”:

This being said, what must be thought of the promiscuity in which young Catholics will be caught up with heterodox and unbelieving folk in a work of this nature? Is it not a thousand-fold more dangerous for them than a neutral association? What are we to think of this appeal to all the heterodox, and to all the unbelievers, to prove the excellence of their convictions in the social sphere in a sort of apologetic contest? Has not this contest lasted for nineteen centuries in conditions less dangerous for the faith of Catholics? And was it not all to the credit of the Catholic Church? What are we to think of this respect for all errors, and of this strange invitation made by a Catholic to all the dissidents to strengthen their convictions through study so that they may have more and more abundant sources of fresh forces? What are we to think of an association in which all religions and even Free-Thought may express themselves openly and in complete freedom? For the Sillonists who, in public lectures and elsewhere, proudly proclaim their personal faith, certainly do not intend to silence others nor do they intend to prevent a Protestant from asserting his Protestantism, and the skeptic from affirming his skepticism. Finally, what are we to think of a Catholic who, on entering his study group, leaves his Catholicism outside the door so as not to alarm his comrades who, “dreaming of disinterested social action, are not inclined to make it serve the triumph of interests, coteries and even convictions whatever they may be”? Such is the profession of faith of the New Democratic Committee for Social Action which has taken over the main objective of the previous organization and which, they say, “breaking the double meaning which surround the Greater Sillon both in reactionary and anti-clerical circles”, is now open to all men “who respect moral and religious forces and who are convinced that no genuine social emancipation is possible without the leaven of generous idealism.”

Alas! yes, the double meaning has been broken: the social action of the Sillon is no longer Catholic. The Sillonist, as such, does not work for a coterie, and “the Church”, he says, “cannot in any sense benefit from the sympathies that his action may stimulate.” A strange situation, indeed! They fear lest the Church should profit for a selfish and interested end by the social action of the Sillon, as if everything that benefited the Church did not benefit the whole human race! A curious reversal of notions! The Church might benefit from social action! As if the greatest economists had not recognized and proved that it is social action alone which, if serious and fruitful, must benefit the Church! But stranger still, alarming and saddening at the same time, are the audacity and frivolity of men who call themselves Catholics and dream of re-shaping society under such conditions, and of establishing on earth, over and beyond the pale of the Catholic Church, “the reign of love and justice” with workers coming from everywhere, of all religions and of no religion, with or without beliefs, so long as they forego what might divide them – their religious and philosophical convictions, and so long as they share what unites them – a “generous idealism and moral forces drawn from whence they can.” (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

Pope Saint Pius X identified and condemned with absolute precision the beliefs that Jorge Mario Bergoglio (and Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII, Giovanni/Paul VI, Albino Luciani/John Paul I, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI each professed) have held throughout his entire life as a lay Jesuit revolutionary, beliefs that he expressed again to the Belgian students. Bergoglio’s boldness might just mean that the devil, who inspires his false beliefs, knows that his time is growing short and that as much of what remains of Catholicism in the conciliar structure as possible must be laid to waste before the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Pope Saint Pius X and Pope Pius XI made it very clear that personal holiness, sanctity, is what builds the more just world, realizing, of course, that the imperfections and sins of fallen men will always cause there to be injustice and suffering:

When we consider the forces, knowledge, and supernatural virtues which are necessary to establish the Christian City, and the sufferings of millions of martyrs, and the light given by the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and the self-sacrifice of all the heroes of charity, and a powerful hierarchy ordained in heaven, and the streams of Divine Grace – the whole having been built up, bound together, and impregnated by the life and spirit of Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God, the Word made man – when we think, I say, of all this, it is frightening to behold new apostles eagerly attempting to do better by a common interchange of vague idealism and civic virtues. What are they going to produce? What is to come of this collaboration? A mere verbal and chimerical construction in which we shall see, glowing in a jumble, and in seductive confusion, the words Liberty, Justice, Fraternity, Love, Equality, and human exultation, all resting upon an ill-understood human dignity. It will be a tumultuous agitation, sterile for the end proposed, but which will benefit the less Utopian exploiters of the people. Yes, we can truly say that the Sillon, its eyes fixed on a chimera, brings Socialism in its train.

We fear that worse is to come: the end result of this developing promiscuousness, the beneficiary of this cosmopolitan social action, can only be a Democracy which will be neither Catholic, nor Protestant, nor Jewish. It will be a religion (for Sillonism, so the leaders have said, is a religion) more universal than the Catholic Church, uniting all men become brothers and comrades at last in the “Kingdom of God“. – “We do not work for the Church, we work for mankind.” (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique,  August 15, 1910.)

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.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is not encouraging anyone to work for the honor and glory of God as He has revealed Himself to us through His Catholic Church. He is encouraging everyone to work for the “betterment of man” as though this can be done by means of his “social work” that is premised on the “new evangelization’s” call to avoid “proselytism,” thereby leaving men and their nations to wallow in unrepentant sins that produce more misery in souls and disorder and violence in the world.

Pope Saint Pius X identified the end result of the madness of the beliefs of the Sillonists, which are the beliefs held in their entirety by the conciliar revolutionaries, including Jorge Mario Bergoglio:

And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

Behold the Master of the One World Ecumenical Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a man who believes that Catholics must respect the beliefs (or unbelief) of all people as they seek to be “charitable” to the poor and the discarded. Bergoglio is an apostate as he does not understand that each and every single one of the problems of Modernity, bar none, are the result of the multiplication of errors let loose in the world when Martin Luther overthrow the Social Reign of Christ the King as he posted his ninety-five theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517.

Perhaps even more telling is that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is contemptuous of the following words written by Saint Paul the Apostle, who just happened to be have converted (yes, converted) from, of all things, Judaism by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself:

[14]Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? [15] And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?

[16]And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. [17] Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: [18] And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  (2 Cor. 6:14-18.)

This is not only a condemnation of Bergoglio’s heresy that all unbelievers have to do is to “do good” and “we will meet you there” (which is true in that all unbelievers who persist in unbelief until their death wind up “there,” which is not Heaven or Purgatory). This is also an exhortation to Catholics in the conciliar structures to “Go out from among” the likes of Bergoglio and his false church “and be yet separate” so as not to touch “the unclean thing.”  (For a fuller discussion of Bergoglio’s heresies about unbelievers, see Francis Do-Right.)

Then again, Modernism, as noted above, is based in the belief that religious belief springs up from within the person as part of his “consciousness,” something that leaves no room for little things such as doctrinal and moral truths. Everything must be “felt” and “experienced.” Bergoglio reiterated his own belief in this condemned Modernist precept when speaking to the Belgian students:

When a person searches for his or herself, they find God. Maybe, they don’t succeed in finding him but they are going along the path of honesty, searching for the truth, for a road of goodness and a road of beauty… they’re on the right road and it’s certain they’ll find God! Sooner or later, they will find him. But the road is a long one and some people don’t find him in their lives. They don’t find him consciously. But they are very true and honest with themselves, very good and lovers of beauty, so that in the end they have a very mature personality, capable of an encounter with God, which is always a grace. Because an encounter with God is a grace.” (Interview: “Believers and non-believers, we’re all brothers and sisters”.)

This is madness. It is insanity.

How does one “search for his or her self”?

Perhaps one suffering from amnesia must do so.

Searching for “his or her self”?

This search for “his or her self” is going to lead to God?

Really?

What God?

The true God?

No.

Of course not.

The true God became Incarnate in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother by the power of God the Holy Ghost at the Annunciation and die on the wood of the Cross in atonement for our sins. He has founded His Catholic Church as the means to proclaim and His doctrine, whole and unvarnished, stable and immutable, without any alteration or shadow of change.

Bergoglio thus once again did the work of an Anti-Apostle as he reaffirmed unbelievers in their unbelief, that somehow they are going to have an “encounter with God” that will be a “grace.” He does not believe that he has any responsibility to seek the conversion of anyone to the Catholic Church, whose “old” doctrines, moral teaching, liturgy and pastoral practices he rejects as outdated, rigid, self-referential, too “closed-in-on-itself” and too sure of possessing the totality of truth.

Writing in Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907, Pope Saint Pius X identified and condemned the Modernist belief that religion springs from within the consciousness:

37. But it is not solely by objective arguments that the non-believer may be disposed to faith. There are also those that are subjective, and for this purpose the modernist apologists return to the doctrine of immanence. They endeavor, in fact, to persuade their non-believer that down in the very depths of his nature and his life lie hidden the need and the desire for some religion, and this not a religion of any kind, but the specific religion known as Catholicism, which, they say, is absolutely postulated by the perfect development of life. And here again We have grave reason to complain that there are Catholics who, while rejecting immanence as a doctrine, employ it as a method of apologetics, and who do this so imprudently that they seem to admit, not merely a capacity and a suitability for the supernatural, such as has at all times been emphasized, within due limits, by Catholic apologists, but that there is in human nature a true and rigorous need for the supernatural order. Truth to tell, it is only the moderate Modernists who make this appeal to an exigency for the Catholic religion. As for the others, who might he called integralists, they would show to the non-believer, as hidden in his being, the very germ which Christ Himself had in His consciousness, and which He transmitted to mankind. Such, Venerable Brethren, is a summary description of the apologetic method of the Modernists, in perfect harmony with their doctrines -- methods and doctrines replete with errors, made not for edification but for destruction, not for the making of Catholics but for the seduction of those who are Catholics into heresy; and tending to the utter subversion of all religion. (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.)

Condemned: Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Ah, the false “pontiff” believes that he is a veritable “prophet” who is being persecuted because he is not keeping the “Holy Spirit caged up,” permitting Him to blow free where He wills to “move” what he thinks is the Catholic Church to what he contends is her primitive origins without all of the ornate trappings of monarchy, hierarchy and formality that were but the accretions of a Medieval period that has faded away and has been replaced by a more “enlightened” and “liberated” view of religion:

(Vatican Radio) When we proclaim the Good News, we will inevitably encounter persecution. This was the focus of Pope Francis’ remarks following the readings of the day at Mass on Friday morning in the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican. Noting that there are today more martyrs than there were in the early days of the Church, the Holy Father urged the faithful not to be afraid of misunderstanding and persecution.

Reflecting on the whole of salvation history, Pope Francis considered the many episodes of persecution experienced by the prophets, as Jesus himself reminds the Pharisees. “In the history of salvation,” said Pope Francis, “in the time of Israel, even in the Church, the prophets were persecuted.” The prophets were persecuted because they said, “You have taken the wrong path! Return to God’s way.” Pope Francis went on to say that this message is one that those who are in power and have lost their way never find pleasing:

“Today’s Gospel is clear, no? Jesus hid, in those last days, because His hour had yet to come – but He knew what end he would make, and how He would make it. Jesus is persecuted from the beginning: when we remember the beginning of his preaching, He returns to His country, goes to the synagogue and preaches. After great adulation, the voices begin almost right away to murmur: ‘But, we know where He comes from… He is one of us… with that authority comes He to teach us? Where did He study?’ [Thus] they write Him off. It is the same old thing: ‘But we know where He is from! Christ , however, when He comes, no one will know where he is from. Write the Lord off, write off the prophet in order to take away his authority.”

The prophets, said Pope Francis, “are all persecuted or misunderstood,” pushed aside – a situation that does not cease to repeat itself after Christ’s death and resurrection, but continues even in the Church. “When we read the lives of the saints, Pope Francis said, “how many misunderstandings [have there been], how many of the saints have suffered persecution… because they were prophets.”:

“Many thinkers in the Church were persecuted, as well. I think of one, now, at this moment, not so far from us: a man of good will, a prophet indeed, who, in his writings reproached the Church for having lost the way of the Lord. He was summoned in short order, his books were placed on the index [the list of works that were banned or restricted to experts because of their problematic, erroneous and even heretical content], they took away his teaching positions – and thus, this man’s life ended – and it was not so long ago. [Now] time has passed, and today he is Blessed. How is it, though, that he, who yesterday was a heretic, is today a Blessed of the Church? It is because yesterday, those who had power wanted to silence him because they did not like what he was saying. Today the Church, who, thanks be to God knows repent, says, ‘No, this man is good!’. Moreover, he is on the way to sainthood: He is a Blessed.”

“All the people whom the Holy Spirit chooses to tell the truth to the People of God suffer persecution,” said Pope Francis – and Jesus “is precisely the model, the icon.” The Lord took upon Himself “all the persecutions of His people.” The Holy Father went on to note that Christians continue to suffer persecution even today. “I dare say,” he added, “that perhaps there are as many or more martyrs now that in the early days,” because they tell the truth and proclaim Christ Jesus to a worldly society in love with ease and desirous of avoiding problems.”:

“There is the death penalty or imprisonment for having the Gospel at home, for teaching the Catechism, today, in some parts of the world. A Catholic from one of these countries told me that they cannot pray together. It is forbidden. People can only pray alone and in secret – but they want to celebrate the Eucharist and how do they do? They throw a birthday party, they pretend to celebrate the birthday there and [have Mass] before the ‘party’. It has happened. When they see the police arrive, they just hide everything and [continue with the birthday party-cover]. Then, when [authorities] leave, they finish the [Mass]. They have to do so, because it is forbidden to pray together: in this very day.”

This history of persecution, he remarked , “is the way of the Lord: it is the path of those who follow the Lord.” Pope Francis went on to say that this story ends as always in Resurrection, though only by passing by way of the Cross. The Holy Father then turned his attention to Fr. Matteo Ricci, SJ, an evangelizer of China, who was not understood, either. “He obeyed as Jesus did, though,” said Pope Francis. “Always,” he continued, “there will be persecutions, misunderstandings. Jesus is Lord, however, and that is the challenge and the Cross of our faith.” The Pope concluded, asking God to give us the grace to go on His way, and if it happens, even with the cross of persecution.” (Ding Dong School of Apostasy, Friday, April 4, 2014.)

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori wrote in The Victories of the Martyrs that there were over eleven million martyrs for the Catholic Faith in the first three centuries of Holy Mother Church. These martyrs were killed because they would not do what the conciliar revolutionaries, including the two-headed “pope” monster (Ratzinger/Benedict and Bergoglio/Francis) have done and continue to do, namely, esteem the symbols of false religions and burn grains of incense to false gods while treating places of false worship as sacredi in the eyes of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio believes that he is being persecuted by “Pharisaical” “restorationists” for letting the “Holy Spirit” blow freely again.

Indeed, it is very interesting that the Vatican Radio report quoted above omitted part of Bergoglio’s “homily” that was reported by Dominic Agassio, Jr., of Vatican Insider:

They do so because Jesus went out and released them from that closed religious environment, from that cage.” The prophet “fights against those who put the Holy Spirit in a cage. This is why they are always persecuted!” “The prophets,” Pope Francis said, “are all persecuted or misunderstood,” pushed aside – a situation that does not cease to repeat itself after Christ’s death and resurrection, but continues even in the Church. “When we read the lives of the saints, Pope Francis said, “how many misunderstandings [have there been], how many of the saints have suffered persecution… because they were prophets.”  (ThePowerful Always Try to Silence the Prophets.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio believe in a “god” who is mutable, which means that he does not believe in the true God of Divine Revelation.

The Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, guided the following  pronouncements about the immutable nature of Catholic teaching:

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. (Constantinople III).

These and many other serious things, which at present would take too long to list, but which you know well, cause Our intense grief. It is not enough for Us to deplore these innumerable evils unless We strive to uproot them. We take refuge in your faith and call upon your concern for the salvation of the Catholic flock. Your singular prudence and diligent spirit give Us courage and console Us, afflicted as We are with so many trials. We must raise Our voice and attempt all things lest a wild boar from the woods should destroy the vineyard or wolves kill the flock. It is Our duty to lead the flock only to the food which is healthful. In these evil and dangerous times, the shepherds must never neglect their duty; they must never be so overcome by fear that they abandon the sheep. Let them never neglect the flock and become sluggish from idleness and apathy. Therefore, united in spirit, let us promote our common cause, or more truly the cause of God; let our vigilance be one and our effort united against the common enemies.

Indeed you will accomplish this perfectly if, as the duty of your office demands, you attend to yourselves and to doctrine and meditate on these words: “the universal Church is affected by any and every novelty” and the admonition of Pope Agatho: “nothing of the things appointed ought to be diminished; nothing changed; nothing added; but they must be preserved both as regards expression and meaning.” Therefore may the unity which is built upon the See of Peter as on a sure foundation stand firm. May it be for all a wall and a security, a safe port, and a treasury of countless blessings. To check the audacity of those who attempt to infringe upon the rights of this Holy See or to sever the union of the churches with the See of Peter, instill in your people a zealous confidence in the papacy and sincere veneration for it. As St. Cyprian wrote: “He who abandons the See of Peter on which the Church was founded, falsely believes himself to be a part of the Church . . . .

But for the other painful causes We are concerned about, you should recall that certain societies and assemblages seem to draw up a battle line together with the followers of every false religion and cult. They feign piety for religion; but they are driven by a passion for promoting novelties and sedition everywhere. They preach liberty of every sort; they stir up disturbances in sacred and civil affairs, and pluck authority to pieces.(Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)

As for the rest, We greatly deplore the fact that, where the ravings of human reason extend, there is somebody who studies new things and strives to know more than is necessary, against the advice of the apostle. There you will find someone who is overconfident in seeking the truth outside the Catholic Church, in which it can be found without even a light tarnish of error. Therefore, the Church is called, and is indeed, a pillar and foundation of truth. You correctly understand, venerable brothers, that We speak here also of that erroneous philosophical system which was recently brought in and is clearly to be condemned. This system, which comes from the contemptible and unrestrained desire for innovation, does not seek truth where it stands in the received and holy apostolic inheritance. Rather, other empty doctrines, futile and uncertain doctrines not approved by the Church, are adopted. Only the most conceited men wrongly think that these teachings can sustain and support that truth. (Pope Gregory XVI, Singulari Nos, May 25, 1834.)

As for the rest, We greatly deplore the fact that, where the ravings of human reason extend, there is somebody who studies new things and strives to know more than is necessary, against the advice of the apostle. There you will find someone who is overconfident in seeking the truth outside the Catholic Church, in which it can be found without even a light tarnish of error. Therefore, the Church is called, and is indeed, a pillar and foundation of truth. You correctly understand, venerable brothers, that We speak here also of that erroneous philosophical system which was recently brought in and is clearly to be condemned. This system, which comes from the contemptible and unrestrained desire for innovation, does not seek truth where it stands in the received and holy apostolic inheritance. Rather, other empty doctrines, futile and uncertain doctrines not approved by the Church, are adopted. Only the most conceited men wrongly think that these teachings can sustain and support that truth. (Pope Gregory XVI, Singulari Nos, May 25, 1834.)

  • 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 anathema.

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.

It is thus, Venerable Brethren, that for the Modernists, whether as authors or propagandists, there is to be nothing stable, nothing immutable in the Church. Nor, indeed, are they without forerunners in their doctrines, for it was of these that Our predecessor Pius IX wrote: ‘These enemies of divine revelation extol human progress to the skies, and with rash and sacrilegious daring would have it introduced into the Catholic religion as if this religion were not the work of God but of man, or some kind of philosophical discovery susceptible of perfection by human efforts.‘ On the subject of revelation and dogma in particular, the doctrine of the Modernists offers nothing new. We find it condemned in the Syllabus of Pius IX, where it is enunciated in these terms: ”Divine revelation is imperfect, and therefore subject to continual and indefinite progress, corresponding with the progress of human reason’; and condemned still more solemnly in the Vatican Council: ”The doctrine of the faith which God has revealed has not been proposed to human intelligences to be perfected by them as if it were a philosophical system, but as a divine deposit entrusted to the Spouse of Christ to be faithfully guarded and infallibly interpreted. Hence also that sense of the sacred dogmas is to be perpetually retained which our Holy Mother the Church has once declared, nor is this sense ever to be abandoned on plea or pretext of a more profound comprehension of the truth.’ Nor is the development of our knowledge, even concerning the faith, barred by this pronouncement; on the contrary, it is supported and maintained. For the same Council continues: ‘Let intelligence and science and wisdom, therefore, increase and progress abundantly and vigorously in individuals, and in the mass, in the believer and in the whole Church, throughout the ages and the centuries — but only in its own kind, that is, according to the same dogma, the same sense, the same acceptation.’ (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.)

Fourthly, I 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.)

In the Catholic Church Christianity is Incarnate. It identifies Itself with that perfect, spiritual, and, in its own order, sovereign society, which is the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and which has for Its visible head the Roman Pontiff, successor of the Prince of the Apostles. It is the continuation of the mission of the Savior, the daughter and the heiress of His Redemption. It has preached the Gospel, and has defended it at the price of Its blood, and strong in the Divine assistance and of that immortality which has been promised it, It makes no terms with error but remains faithful to the commands which  it has received, to carry the doctrine of Jesus Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and to protect it in its inviolable integrity. (Pope Leo XIII,A Review of His Pontificate, March 19, 1902.)

For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)

Let, therefore, the separated children draw nigh to the Apostolic See, set up in the City which Peter and Paul, the Princes of the Apostles, consecrated by their blood; to that See, We repeat, which is ‘the root and womb whence the Church of God springs,’ not with the intention and the hope that ‘the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth’ will cast aside the integrity of the faith and tolerate their errors, but, on the contrary, that they themselves submit to its teaching and government. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a “prophet” of Antichrist, not God the Holy Ghost.

Saint John the Evangelist explained very clearly who is responsible for seeking a “reconciliation” with the world and its concupiscences:

[18]Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now there are become many Antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour. [19] They went out from us, but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us; but that they may be manifest, that they are not all of us. [20] But you have the unction from the Holy One, and know all things. (1 John 2: 18-20.)

Passiontide has now begun. In the counterfeit church of conciliarism, however, today is the unheard of “Fifth Sunday of Lent.” There is no such thing as “Passiontide” in the false church headed at present by Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Everything is a “party” in Jorge’s “church of universal salvation,” a church where the faithful are only required under penalty of Mortal Sin to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

We, however, must increase our prayers, our fasting, our mortifications, our penances and our spiritual reading during the coming two weeks. And while I will try to keep up with Bergoglio’s driven pace of apostasy, I certainly intend to spend more time engaged in spiritual reading and to use that reading in reflections to be posted next week. For as important as it may be to comment on Bergoglio’s apostate words and actions, all of that commentary comes to naught if we don’t wind up saving our own souls.

We pray for the conversion of the conciliar revolutionaries. At the same time, though, we must make reparation for the grave offenses they continue to give to God as they harm the souls redeemed by His Divine Son’s Most Precious Blood during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross while at the same time making reparation for our own sins by offering up the difficulties of this present time to Him through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint 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.