Although part two of “The Road to Gehenna With Jorge, Abe and Omar” series should be poster later today or tomorrow, work on it is being interrupted as much more time and care is needed to comment coherently on all that transpired yesterday. Let me offer some provisional remarks in the meantime.
As was the case on Saturday, May 24, 2014, the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, yesterday’s events in Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel contained “papal” remarks almost identical to those delivered in 2000 by “Saint John Paul II” and in 2009 by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. After all, the script writer of the conciliar “popes” lacks any originality at all. He has nothing really new to say since he deceived Eve into disobeying God by eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and having her convince Adam to do the same.
Let me, however, for the sake of simplification explain that all of the “papal” verbiage this time, as was the case in 2000 and in 2009, is proof of their apostasy.
Although I was an indulterer in 2000, which meant that I accepted the absurdity that a true Successor of Saint Peter could be confused or misled on matters of the Holy Faith, I wrote the following for the printed pages of Christ or Chaos after Wojtyla/John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2000. The text is unedited, thus reflecting my “resist while recognize and go to the ‘indult’” mentality at the time:
The sight of the Vicar of Christ sitting with the Grand Rabbi of Jerusalem and a Moslem sheik implied that Judaism and Mohammedism were true religions in which human beings can attain eternal life. Nothing to the contrary was said, was it? Indeed, the Holy Father went to great lengths to speak about the sense of “brotherhood” that had to exist among the three religions, implying that it would be opposed to the spirit of that brotherhood for Catholics to seek converts to the true faith from the ranks of practicing Jews and Mohammedans. He offered a prayer at the Wailing Wall, again implying that a dead religion which was superseded by the New and Eternal Covenant instituted by Our Lord at the Last Supper on Good Friday is still a valid way for people to serve God. The Holy Father even visited the Dome of the Rock, where Mohammedans believe that their charlatan tent maker of a founder, who was committed to the destruction of Christianity by the slaughtering of Christians, ascended into Heaven. Whatever the Holy Father intends to communicate with these gestures, the average person comes away reaffirmed in his spirit of indifferentism, the belief that it does not make any difference what religion one professes as long as one is a “good” person.
Contrast the Holy Father’s refusal to preach the Gospel of Christ to unbelievers with the words of the first Pope, Saint Peter, uttered during what we can call the first Urbi et Orbi address, delivered on Pentecost Sunday in Jerusalem shortly after the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles and our Blessed Mother in the same Upper Room in Jerusalem where Our Lord had instituted the priesthood and Eucharist prior to undergoing his fearful agony in the Garden of Gethsemane:
“In those days, Peter opening his mouth, said, ‘Ye men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hear. The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers hath glorified His Son Jesus, Whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged he should be released. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you. But the Author of life you killed, Whom God hath raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers. But those things which God before had showed by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ should suffer, He hath so fulfilled. Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out’” (Acts 3: 13-15, 17-19).
Not convinced? Consider the case of a Pharisee who converted from Judaism to the true faith whilst on the road to Damascus to preside over the persecution of more Christians, something that he–as well as other believing Jews of his day–believed was his obligation before God. The Jews of the Apostolic era knew that Our Lord was either Who He said He was, the God-Man, or He was a liar and a blasphemer. They believed the latter, as do believing Jews to this day. Indeed, some orthodox Jews in Israel were so opposed to the Pope’s visit that they sought to strike out at any Crucifix they could find. (The Pope himself removed the Crucifix from the Pope Paul VI Audience Hall in 1994 so as not to offend the Chief Rabbi of Rome when he attended a concert to remember the victims of the Holocaust.) Saint Paul shocked his Jewish hearers when he said:
” ‘Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear God, to you the word of this salvation is sent. For they that inhabited Jerusalem, and the rulers thereof, not knowing Him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, judging Him have fulfilled them; and finding no cause of death in Him, they desired of Pilate that they might kill Him. And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of Him, taking Him down from the tree, they laid Him in a sepulcher. But God raised Him up from the dead on the third day: Who was seen for many days by them who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who to this present time are His witnesses to the people. And we declare unto you that the promise which was made to our fathers, the same God hath fulfilled to our children, raising up Our Lord Jesus Christ’” (Acts 13: 16, 26-33).
The Apostles did not shrink from preaching the Holy Name of Our Lord as the only Name under Heaven and on earth by which men could be saved. They risked everything in order to remain faithful to the Gospel of the Crucified and Resurrected Savior. Indeed, they rejoiced because they were deemed worthy of ill treatment for the sake of the Name. All of them save for Saint John the Evangelist died a martyr’s death. They took seriously the Great Commissioning of Our Lord: AGo, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and behold I am with you all days, even unto the consummation of the world” (Mt. 28: 18-20). The Great Commissioning is not a suggestion offered by Our Lord. It is an imperative uttered from the Holy Lips of the One Who said that “No one can go to the Father except through Me,” the One Who said, “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you shall have no life in you.” (Jn. 6:54). Every baptized member of the true Church has the obligation to bring souls into the true Church, no matter what loss (human respect, property, career security, life itself) might be entailed in the process.
Sure, there are different methods by which people are invited into the true Church. Conversion may take time. Look, our own daily conversion has plenty of ups and downs, doesn’t it? We can fall into sin so easily. Our growth in personal sanctity is never a “once and for all” proposition. Our conversion is a continuous process. But we know we must work hard to cooperate with the graces won for us on Calvary to achieve that conversion of heart and soul, mind and body. We know we have to spend plenty of time on our knees to make reparation for our sins, and to offer the same forgiveness to others that Our Lord extends to us so freely in the Sacrament of Penance, the hospital of Divine Mercy. Despite our sins and our failings, however, we know that we have to be about the business of metanoia, of dying to self and living more fully for Our Lord through His true Church. True charity for souls must impel us, imperfect vessels though we are, to help others on the road to sanctity, which begins with inviting them into the true Church. The Apostles did not do any “pre-evangelization” before they went out on Pentecost Sunday. They simply preached the Word made Flesh, trusting that the Holy Spirit would enlighten the minds and open the hearts of their hearers. Thousands were converted when Saint Peter delivered his sermon in Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday. Why do we shrink from imitating the first Pope today? Why do we think that we are going to have “credibility” with unbelievers by not exhorting them to at least consider the fact that Our Lord is exactly what He proclaimed Himself to be, namely, the Way, the Truth, and the Life?
Yes, I understand that it is possibly the Holy Father’s intention to soften the hearts of Jews and Mohammedans by offering them his respect and his solicitude. But the Mohammedans, to their credit, will have none of it. They believe in Mohammed, not Christ. They are not religious indifferentists. The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem also took issue with the Holy Father’s approach, warning him publicly that he was shirking his responsibility to bear witness to Christ to the people from whose stock Our Lord took His Sacred Humanity. While individual Catholics have indeed been hostile to Jews on occasion through the centuries (not offering them the same forgiveness that Our Lord extended to us, His executioners, from the Cross on Good Friday), the schi and schismatic and heretical Orthodox leader had a better grasp of the truth than did the pope.
The Acts of the Apostles, which we believe to have been written by Saint Luke under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, recounts the many ways Jewish authorities sought to crush the infant Church. While it is all well and good to express sorrow for the actions and attitudes of some Catholics over the centuries, who is going to offer an apology for the hatred many believing Jews have for Christ and His Church? Who is going to say that there are ongoing efforts on the part of Jews in Israel and the United States to eradicate all mention of the Holy Name and all symbols of Christianity from public view?
Indeed, as I pointed out in an article in The Wanderer six years ago, it was precisely the de-Catholicization of Europe–which was advanced by Freemasonry and Zionists, as Father Maximilian Kolbe discussed with such courage in his writings–that produced the atmosphere in which Adolf Hitler rose to prominence. Hitler’s brand of racialism was the antithesis of Christianity, which teaches that all human beings have immortal souls, made in the image and likeness of the Triune God, and they are not defined by skin color or ethnicity. The Jewish people rounded up during Hitler’s Third Reich were the victims of a political ideology which saw itself as the means of saving the German people. For if Our Lord is not seen as the Redeemer of Man, men will invent their savior. They will invent their own “churches,” namely, political parties and/or statist, fascistic regimes dedicated to the proposition that evil in the world must be blamed on groups of people, who then become the legitimate objects for persecution and destruction. This is happening in our own nation today. The descent into barbarism which is all around us is the direct result of efforts on the part of many, including Freemasons and Jews, to make war against Christ and His true Church in politics, in government, in education, in law, in medicine, and in all aspects of popular culture, including motion pictures and television.
Some might protest that it is not “ecumenical” to point any of this out, that these things are better left unsaid. One must, however, speak the truth about those those who are responsible for making war against Christ and His Mystical Bride, the Church, to seek their unconditional conversion to the true Church. True love wills the good of others. We love no one authentically if we do not wish them to become incorporated as members of the Mystical Body of Christ in the baptismal font, and then to try to cooperate with the graces won for us on Calvary to walk along the rocky road that leads to the narrow gate of Life Himself. The Truth is Who He is, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There can be no true peace in this world without Him. And the more that we permit His sworn enemies to silence us into submission for whatever reason (human respect, good press, sentimentality), the more we doom the world in which we live into a even greater degree of darkness than exists at present.
With all due respect to our Holy Father, this is what I would have said to the Jews and Mohammedans if I had been in the Shoes of the Fisherman recently in the Holy Land:
“My dear friends:
“I come to you as the Vicar of Christ, the visible head of the Church established by the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. I am the Successor of Saint Peter, who stood right here in Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday to exhort the inhabitants of this holy city to see in Jesus of Nazareth the long promised Messiah Who had paid back in His own Sacred Humanity the blood debt owed by Adam’s sin of disobedience to God in the Garden of Eden. I cannot speak to you in any other terms than a disciple of Christ. He professed Himself to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He told the crowd in the synagogue at Capernaum, that they would have no life within them unless they ate of His flesh and drank of His blood. He spoke in clear terms, making simple declarative statements which are either true or false. I know them to be true because He is the Truth. As His vicar on earth, I have the obligation to do here in this holy city what the first Pope did: to invite you into the true Church, to see in Jesus Christ your only hope, your only path to true peace and liberation from that which causes all of the problems of the world, the horror that goes by the name of sin.
“This land has been wracked by war and violence ever since Our Lord was crucified here nearly two millennia ago. While it is true that the sins of all people from all epochs of history motivated the crowd on Good Friday to cry out for the Crucifixion of the God-Man, it is nevertheless true that there are consequences for the choices we make. This land will never know peace unless those who belong to the religion which was superseded by the New and Eternal Covenant instituted by Our Lord in the Upper Room right in this very city on Holy Thursday convert their hearts to the Word who was made Flesh and dwelt amongst us. This land will never know peace unless those who belong to a false religion, Mohammedism, come to recognize that the one they honor as a prophet sent by God, Mohammed, was a liar and a deceiver who did the work of the Devil in seeking to destroy by force the Christian face of the Middle East and North Africa, and whose disciples tried to take Europe by that same show of force. There can be no peace without Jesus Christ.
“The peace of Jesus Christ has nothing to do with sentimentality. The peace of Jesus Christ is not merely an absence of armed conflict. The peace of Jesus Christ is not a sense of universal brotherhood, wherein we all agree to disagree in order to avoid conflict. No. The peace offered by Jesus Christ is the peace which accrues in the souls of those who are in states of sanctifying grace, souls who have the very inner life of the Blessed Trinity living and pulsating within them. This peace is never achieved once and for all. Human beings can lose the peace of Christ by committing a mortal sin, thereby expelling God from within them. Serious sin and the life of grace cannot coexist in the same soul. No, the peace of Christ must be treasured with every beat of a human heart, consecrated as that heart must be to His own Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother, Mary of Nazareth.
“The state of societies and the world depends upon the state of individual souls. Even many of the pagan philosophers of antiquity–such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero–understood that those who defy the natural law (which was referred to by Moses when he told the people of the Old Covenant that the commandments inscribed by the very finger of God on the stone tablets on Mount Sinai had been written first by Him on the flesh of human hearts) introduce disorder into their own souls, and hence the world. They did not know why human beings had the propensity to transgress the natural law. But they saw the results of what happened when people did so. The Old Testament presents us with vivid descriptions of what happened to the Chosen People whenever they and/or their leaders defied God, choosing to relish in their own political power and material wealth. They were chastised by God severely for their infidelity.
“Sin is not only a rebellion against God. It is also a rebellion against our own human nature, which is made to know, to love, and to serve God. That is why so many people today are so hostile and angry. Although they do not realize it, they are at war with themselves because they are at war with God. Thus, they seek “salvation” in all of the wrong places, plunging themselves–and the world in which they live–more and more into the darkness. This need not be the case, my friends. This need not be the case.
“The events which took place in this Holy Land two thousand years ago were meant to transform the lives of every human being who would live from that point until the end of time. By His Incarnation as a helpless embryo in His Blessed Mother’s virginal and immaculate womb, by His Nativity in poverty in Bethlehem, by his flight from the jealous Herod the Great into Egypt, by His Hidden Years in Nazareth working at hard manual labor, by His forty days’ fast in the desert, by His Public Ministry, Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension to the Father’s right hand, Jesus Christ showed Himself to be the Suffering Servant prophesied by Isaiah. He is the only path to peace for individual souls, and hence the world.
“The peace produced in souls by the shedding of Our Lord’s Most Precious Blood is meant to soothe the savage within us, to place us in a state of friendship with God. It is meant to help us see the world through the eyes of the true faith, and to see in each human soul the Divine impress. The peace produced in souls by the graces won for us on the Holy Cross in this holy city is meant to help us realize that there is nothing we can endure in this life (no pain, no rejection, no misunderstanding, no injustice, no act of violence, no calumny or slander) which is the equal of what one of our venial sins did to the God-Man on Golgotha? Who are we then to hold grudges against others when we, the executioners of Christ, have been forgiven by Him so freely? We must offer forgiveness to all others in the same manner that Christ, Whose blessed hands and feet were nailed to the Cross by us by means of our sins, forgave (and forgives) us.
“Thus, my friends, the path to peace in the Middle East is the same path to peace everywhere else in the world: the daily path of taking up our crosses and following Christ unreservedly. To my Jewish hosts, I say to you: Be converted to Christ through His true Church. Be fed by the Eucharist, the true Manna which has come down from Heaven. Be liberated by the New Passover instituted to liberate you from sins. Make the New and Eternal Covenant instituted by Jesus Christ as your own. See in your Arab neighbors, whose land you took so unjustly in 1948, your brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. Treat them as you would Jesus Christ. Forgive them for the acts of violence which have taken innocent lives. Make restitution to them for the land you took, as simple justice requires.
“To my Christian Arab hosts, I say: Forgive the Israelis their crimes against you. Forgive as you know Christ has forgiven you. Work to build a land based on true unity, which comes only from Our Lord through the Church He created upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. Be ceaseless in your efforts to convert your Mohammedan Arabs to the Cross of Christ.
“To my Mohammedan hosts, I say: Renounce a false religion. It was the swath of destruction inspired by Mohammed which led Catholic Europe to try to re-conquer this Holy Land, taken as it was by the force of the sword. You venerate Our Lady. But you must understand that Mary of Nazareth was responsible through he Most Holy Rosary for the victory of the Christian forces over the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto. It was her Most Holy Rosary that helped to turn back Mohammedan forces during the Battle of Vienna in 1683. Let her, Our Lady of Victory, lead you to the One she enfleshed in her virginal and immaculate womb for your salvation. Believe in His victory over sin and death on the Holy Cross. Put down the sword. Put away your hatred. Be reconciled in Christ, and see in your Jewish adversaries your brothers and sisters in the Lord.
“Yes, my friends, there will never be any peace in this blessed region unless each of you, including the Orthodox here present, embraces the Faith of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Catholicism, and begin to build a society wherein the instrument of your salvation, the Holy Cross, is displayed everywhere. For the Cross is our hope. The Cross is the means by which we can hope to pass from this vale of tears to know an unending Easter Sunday of glory in the New and Eternal Jerusalem, Heaven itself.
“I make my own the words of the first Pope, spoken to the Sanhedrin nearly two thousand years ago: ‘Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, Whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old. . . . Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, Whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man is standing before you well. This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other Name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved’” (Acts 3: 19-21; 4: 8-12).
Such words are decidedly opposed to the spirit of sappy sentimentality and false ecumenism. However, when spoken in love and watered by fervent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and to the Mother of God, such words might be the means of doing in this, the Third Millennium, what the Apostles did at the beginning of the First Millennium: to seek to bring all people into the One Sheepfold of Christ, the true Church founded by Our Lord upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope.
Although it took me another six years to come to accept what I had thought for several years beforehand might be the case, namely, the conciliar “popes” were imposters who did not hold their offices legitimately and whose entire religion was itself but a counterfeit ape of the Catholic Church, I knew that the message conveyed by “Pope John Paul II’ in 2000 was not reconcilable to the teaching of the Catholic Church or to the courageous witness of the martyrs themselves, starting with Saint Stephen the Promotmartyr
Indeed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu made a specific point yesterday in his welcoming address upon Jorge’s arrival in Tel Aviv to than him for laying a wreath at the tomb of Theodore Herzl, the founder of International Zionism. Everyone at the David Ben Gurion International Airport, including Bergoglio himself, knew that Netanyahu was pointing out that the Argentine Apostate today, Monday, May 26, 2014, is going to symbolically undo and making “reparation” for the following words spoken to Herzl by Pope Saint Pius X on January 25, 1904, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle:
POPE: We are unable to favor this movement [of Zionism]. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people.
HERZL: [The conflict between Rome and Jerusalem, represented by the one and the other of us, was once again under way. At the outset I tried to be conciliatory. I said my little piece. . . . It didn’t greatly impress him. Jerusalem was not to be placed in Jewish hands.] And its present status, Holy Father?
POPE: I know, it is disagreeable to see the Turks in possession of our Holy Places. We simply have to put up with it. But to sanction the Jewish wish to occupy these sites, that we cannot do.
HERZL: [I said that we based our movement solely on the sufferings of the Jews, and wished to put aside all religious issues].
POPE: Yes, but we, but I as the head of the Catholic Church, cannot do this. One of two things will likely happen. Either the Jews will retain their ancient faith and continue to await the Messiah whom we believe has already appeared—in which case they are denying the divinity of Jesus and we cannot assist them. Or else they will go there with no religion whatever, and then we can have nothing at all to do with them. The Jewish faith was the foundation of our own, but it has been superceded by the teachings of Christ, and we cannot admit that it still enjoys any validity. The Jews who should have been the first to acknowledge Jesus Christ have not done so to this day.
HERZL: [It was on the tip of my tongue to remark, “It happens in every family: no one believes in his own relative.” But, instead, I said:] Terror and persecution were not precisely the best means for converting the Jews. [His reply had an element of grandeur in its simplicity:]
POPE: Our Lord came without power. He came in peace. He persecuted no one. He was abandoned even by his apostles. It was only later that he attained stature. It took three centuries for the Church to evolve. The Jews therefore had plenty of time in which to accept his divinity without duress or pressure. But they chose not to do so, and they have not done it yet.
HERZL: But, Holy Father, the Jews are in a terrible plight. I do not know if Your Holiness is aware of the full extent of their tragedy. We need a land for these harried people.
POPE: Must it be Jerusalem?
HERZL: We are not asking for Jerusalem, but for Palestine—for only the secular land.
POPE: We cannot be in favor of it.
[Editor Lowenthal interjects here] Here unrelenting replacement theology is plainly upheld as the norm of the Roman Catholic Church. Further, this confession, along with the whole tone of the Pope in his meeting with Herzl, indicates the perpetuation of a doctrinal emphasis that has resulted in centuries of degrading behavior toward the Jews. However, this response has the “grandeur” of total avoidance of that which Herzl had intimated, namely that the abusive reputation of Roman Catholicism toward the Jews was unlikely to foster conversion. Further, if, “It took three centuries for the Church to evolve,” it was that very same period of time that it took for the Church to consolidate and launch its thrust of anti-Semitism through the following centuries.
HERZL: Does Your Holiness know the situation of the Jews?
POPE: Yes, from my days in Mantua, where there are Jews. I have always been in friendly relations with Jews. Only the other evening two Jews were here to see me. There are other bonds than those of religion: social intercourse, for example, and philanthropy. Such bonds we do not refuse to maintain with the Jews. Indeed we also pray for them, that their spirit see the light. This very day the Church is celebrating the feast of an unbeliever who became converted in a miraculous manner—on the road to Damascus. And so if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we will be ready with churches and priests to baptize all of you. (Marvin Lowenthal, The Diaries of Theodore Herzl.)
The Zionists know what Bergoglio will be doing later today, and he is doing it all at the behest of his scriptwriter to mock the Holy Faith and the very person of one of Its most shining defenders, Pope Saint Pius X.
With a little editing, you see those remarks from fourteen years ago are as relevant now during the visit of “Pope” Francis as they were then. The script is always the same because the inspiration for its text is preternautral.
Continue to pray your Rosaries of reparation. Antichrist cannot be far behind.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saint Philip Neri, pray for us.
Pope Saint Eleutherius, pray for us.