Antichrist has shown us his calling card.
Do you care?
Pope Saint Pius X told us what the agents of Antichrist would do to corrupt the Catholic Faith: they would seek to build the One World Ecumenical Church:
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.)
Almost everything that one can say about the blasphemous outrage against the honor and glory and majesty of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, in the Vatican Gardens where prayers were offered to the devils worshiped by adherents of Talmudists and Mohmmedans was said in yesterday’s commentary, Antichrist and His Anti-Pentecost, which was written before the outrage took place.
I, for one, have run out of ways to explain that Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a true son of the conciliar revolution just as much as his predecessor, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, was of its progenitors, apologists and guiding forces, lacks the Catholic Faith.
No believing Catholic can react with passivity while adherents of false religions utter prayers to their devils at the invitation of a putative “pope,” who listens to those prayers with attentiveness and, at times, a bowed head.
No faithful Catholic believes that prayers of false religion addressed to their false gods are pleasing to God, less yet that they can produce “peace” in the world.
Writing in Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937, Pope Pius XI explained that the souls of men must be a peace with God by means of Sanctifying Grace in order for there to be order within nations and peace among them:
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.)
As noted yesterday, Jorge Mario Bergoglio did the work of Antichrist as he engaged in behavior that was Anti-Pentecost. Saint Peter sought to convert the Jews. Countless numbers of Catholic missionaries sought to convert the Mohammedans, never shrinking from the task of having to fight them on the battlefield as they sought to spread their false religion at the point of the sword and the scimitar.
Saint Anthony of Padua left the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine to seek to follow the path of the Protomartyrs of the Order of Friars Minor on January 16, 1220, whose martyrdom is recounted in The Roman Martyrology:
At Morocco, in Africa, the martyrdom of the holy martyrs of the Order of Friars Minor, Berard, Peter, Accursius, Adjutus, and Otto. The Roman Martyrology, January 16.)
Saint Anthony, who had distinguished himself in the Augustinian order, did not realize his desire to die a martyr’s death. A shipwreck in 1221 en route back to Portugal from Morocco, where he had taken seriously ill, placed Saint Anthony on the shores of Sicily.
Saint Francis of Assisi himself, however, was able to preach the Cross of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, to the Mohammedans, something that Mr. Frank Rega recounted in Saint Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims:
An early font presents the following account of the discourse of the Franciscans: “If you do not wish to believe,” said the two friars, “we will commend your soul to God because we declare that if you die while holding to your law, you will be lost; God will not accept your soul. For this reason we have come to you.” They added that they would demonstrate to the Sultan’s wisest counselors the truth of Christianity, before which Mohammed’s law counted for nothing. In answer to this challenge, and in order to confute the teaching of the two missionaries, the Sultan called in the religious advisers, the imams. However, they refused to dispute with the Christians and instead insisted that they be killed, in accordance with Islamic law.
But the Sultan, captivated by the speech of the two Franciscans, and by their sincere concern for his own salvation, ignored the demand of his courtiers. Instead, al-Kamil listened willingly to Francis, permitting him great liberty in his preaching. He told his imams that beheading the friars would be an unjust recompense for their efforts, since they had arrived with the praiseworthy intention of seeking his personal salvation. To Francis he said: “I am going to go counter to what my religious advisers demand and will not cut off your heads . . . you have risked you own lives in order to save my soul.” (Frank M. Rega, St. Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims, TAN Books and Publishers, 2007, pp. 60-61.)
Conciliar revolutionaries have attempted to claim that Saint Francis of Assisi was engaged in “ecumenical dialogue.” He was not. He wanted to convert the Sultan and those around him out of their false religion, something that the Sultan al-Kamil appreciated as he knew men of integrity when saw them.
Certainly, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has integrity of faith. Unfortunately for him, however, his faith, conciliarism, is just as false as Talmudism and Mohammedanism. His faith is counter to the true Faith, the Catholic Faith, which is why he must misrepresent the very life’s work and blaspheme the person of the great Saint of Assisi who bore the brand marks of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s stigmata on his holy body for the final year of his life (although he had borne the stigmata in his heart for a long time before).
Unlike “Pope Francis,” who listened attentively to the Talmudic and Mohammedan “prayers” and to the remarks made by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Saint Francis of Assisi defended with honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity with manly courage. He was not the effeminate enabler of falsehoods in the name of a false charity for “fellow believers.”
Pope Pius XI explained the true character of Saint Francis of Assisi in Rite Expiatis, April 13, 1926:
What evil they do and how far from a true appreciation of the Man of Assisi are they who, in order to bolster up their fantastic and erroneous ideas about him, imagine such an incredible thing as that Francis was an opponent of the discipline of the Church, that he did not accept the dogmas of the Faith, that he was the precursor and prophet of that false liberty which began to manifest itself at the beginning of modern times and which has caused so many disturbances both in the Church and in civil society! That he was in a special manner obedient and faithful in all things to the hierarchy of the Church, to this Apostolic See, and to the teachings of Christ, the Herald of the Great King proved both to Catholics and nonCatholics by the admirable example of obedience which he always gave. It is a fact proven by contemporary documents, which are worthy of all credence, “that he held in veneration the clergy, and loved with a great affection all who were in holy orders.” (Thomas of Celano, Legenda, Chap. I, No. 62) “As a man who was truly Catholic and apostolic, he insisted above all things in his sermons that the faith of the Holy Roman Church should always be preserved and inviolably, and that the priests who by their ministry bring into being the sublime Sacrament of the Lord, should therefore be held in the highest reverence. He also taught that the doctors of the law of God and all the orders of clergy should be shown the utmost respect at all times.” (Julian a Spira, Life of St. Francis, No. 28) That which he taught to the people from the pulpit he insisted on much more strongly among his friars. We may read of this in his famous last testament and, again, at the very point of death he admonished them about this with great insistence, namely, that in the exercise of the sacred ministry they should always obey the bishops and the clergy and should live together with them as it behooves children of peace. (Pius XI, Rite expiatis)
Pope Leo XIII had pointed out the same thing forty-three and one-half years before in Auspicato Concessum, September 17, 1882:
Thenceforth, amidst the effeminacy and over-fastidiousness of the time, he is seen to go about careless and roughly clad, begging his food from door to door, not only enduring what is generally deemed most hard to bear, the senseless ridicule of the crowd, but even to welcome it with a wondrous readiness and pleasure. And this because he had embraced the folly of the cross of Jesus Christ, and because he deemed it the highest wisdom. Having penetrated and understood its awful mysteries, he plainly saw that nowhere else could his glory be better placed. (Pope Leo XIII, Auspicato Concessum, September 17, 1882.)
The man who placed a non-denominational “Christian” prayer on an equal footing with prayers from Talmudism and Mohammedanism, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, believes that he did the work of Saint Francis of Assisi by having convened his “prayer meeting” yesterday. He did not. Just as Bergoglio is a figure of Anti-Christ and an Anti-Saint Peter as an Antipope, he is an Anti-Saint Francis of Assisi who, though mentioning Our Lord and His Most Blessed near the end of his own remarks yesterday, never once urge Peres or Abbas to convert to the true Faith nor point out that Christ the King has appointed the path of true peace to run through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary:
I greet you with immense joy and I wish to offer you, and the eminent delegations accompanying you, the same warm welcome which you gave to me during my recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
I am profoundly grateful to you for accepting my invitation to come here and to join in imploring from God the gift of peace. It is my hope that this meeting will mark the beginning of a new journey where we seek the things that unite, so as to overcome the things that divide.
I also thank Your Holiness, my venerable Brother Bartholomaios, for joining me in welcoming these illustrious guests. Your presence here is a great gift, a much-appreciated sign of support, and a testimony to the pilgrimage which we Christians are making towards full unity.
Your presence, dear Presidents, is a great sign of brotherhood which you offer as children of Abraham. It is also a concrete expression of trust in God, the Lord of history, who today looks upon all of us as brothers and who desires to guide us in his ways.
This meeting of prayer for peace in the Holy Land, in the Middle East and in the entire world is accompanied by the prayers of countless people of different cultures, nations, languages and religions: they have prayed for this meeting and even now they are united with us in the same supplication. It is a meeting which responds to the fervent desire of all who long for peace and dream of a world in which men and women can live as brothers and sisters and no longer as adversaries and enemies.
Dear Presidents, our world is a legacy bequeathed to us from past generations, but it is also on loan to us from our children: our children who are weary, worn out by conflicts and yearning for the dawn of peace, our children who plead with us to tear down the walls of enmity and to set out on the path of dialogue and peace, so that love and friendship will prevail.
Many, all too many, of those children have been innocent victims of war and violence, saplings cut down at the height of their promise. It is our duty to ensure that their sacrifice is not in vain. The memory of these children instils in us the courage of peace, the strength to persevere undaunted in dialogue, the patience to weave, day by day, an ever more robust fabric of respectful and peaceful coexistence, for the glory of God and the good of all.
Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare. It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict: yes to dialogue and no to violence; yes to negotiations and no to hostilities; yes to respect for agreements and no to acts of provocation; yes to sincerity and no to duplicity. All of this takes courage, it takes strength and tenacity.
History teaches that our strength alone does not suffice. More than once we have been on the verge of peace, but the evil one, employing a variety of means, has succeeded in blocking it. That is why we are here, because we know and we believe that we need the help of God. We do not renounce our responsibilities, but we do call upon God in an act of supreme responsibility before our consciences and before our peoples. We have heard a summons, and we must respond. It is the summons to break the spiral of hatred and violence, and to break it by one word alone: the word “brother”. But to be able to utter this word we have to lift our eyes to heaven and acknowledge one another as children of one Father.
To him, the Father, in the Spirit of Jesus Christ, I now turn, begging the intercession of the Virgin Mary, a daughter of the Holy Land and our Mother.
Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered; how many hopes have been buried… But our efforts have been in vain.
Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: “Never again war!”; “With war everything is lost”. Instil in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words “division”, “hatred” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother”, and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam! Amen. (Jorge’s prayer for peace.)
Brief Comment Number One:
Once again, Talmudists and Mohammedans do not pray to the true God of Divine Revelation.
Brief Comment Number Two:
Talmudists and Mohammedans are not the children of Abraham. Catholics alone are the true spiritual descendants of Abraham today.
Brief Comment Number Three:
The souls of Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas are captive to the devil by means of Original Sin. They are thus incapable of serving as instruments of a true peace, that of Christ the King Himself, something that has been pointed out on this site scores upon scores of times by citing the following passage from Pope Pius XI’s Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23 1922:
49. It is, therefore, a fact which cannot be questioned that the true peace of Christ can only exist in the Kingdom of Christ — “the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ.” It is no less unquestionable that, in doing all we can to bring about the re-establishment of Christ’s kingdom, we will be working most effectively toward a lasting world peace. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
Brief Comment Number Four:
Bartholomew, the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople, may be Jorge’s “brother” in heresy. However, Greek Orthodox bishops have no mandate from God to sanctify and serve souls. They adhere to doctrines that are heretical, including a denial of Papal Primacy and Infallibility. The true patriarchs of Constantinople were obedient of the Successor of Saint Peter in the First Millennium, something that Pope Leo XIII pointed out in Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae, June 29, 1894 (last cited on this website in American Pots and Russian Kettles).
Brief Comment Number Four
Each of the three men who spoke in the Vatican Garden yesterday did so as non-Catholics.
Shimon Peres spoke as a Zionist and a Talmudist.
Mahmound Abbas spoke as a Mohmmedan and Palestinian advocate.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio spoke as a Sillonist, which means he spoke in the language of Judeo-Masonry, yes, even with the gratuitous reference to Our Lord and Our Lady as he focused on purely secular, natural means to obtain “peace” between the Zionists and those whom they displaced with brute force from their homes while despoiling them of their property and confining many of them to “refugee” centers.” The mere mention of Our Lord and Our Lady can never redeem acts with place the Catholic Faith on a level of equality any false religion, especially those false religions that go so far as to deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Brief Comment Number Five:
This is the time for courage.
Antichrist has shown us his calling card.
Do you care?
Personally, I don’t think that I have anything original to say about the state of apostasy and betrayal in which we find ourselves within the Providence of God. It’s all been said over fifteen hundred times on this site, not including the other thousand times that naturalism has been the focus of commentaries, and there’s really not that much new to say about that, either.
What I would like to do for the moment at a very late/early hour is to ask readers of this site to take the time to pray the following prayer to God the Holy Ghost while meditating on the words very carefully as they call us to courage to resist human respect in order to defend the truths of the Holy Faith without compromise.
Let us pray to Our Lady, especially through her Most Holy Rosary, to take to heart this prayer to her Mystical Spouse, God the Holy Ghost:
O Holy Spirit, who on the solemn day of Pentecost didst suddenly descend upon the Apostles gathered in the Upper Room in parted tongues as it were of fire and didst . so enlighten their minds, inflame their hearts, and strengthen their wills, that henceforth they went through the entire world and courageously and confidently proclaimed everywhere the teaching of Christ and sealed it with the shedding of their blood, renew, we beseech Thee, the wondrous outpouring of Thy grace in our hearts also.
How grievously our minds are afflicted with ignorance concerning the nature and dignity of those divine truths which form the object of faith, without which no man may hope for salvation. How far men go astray from a just estimation of earthly goods, which too often are put before the soul itself. How often our hearts do not beat with love of the Creator as they ought, but rather with an ignoble lust for creatures. How often are we led by a false respect for human judgment, when we ought to profess openly the precepts of Jesus Christ and to reduce them to action with a sincere heart and with, if need be, of our worldly substance. What weakness we manifest in embracing and carrying with a serene and willing heart the crosses of this life, which alone can make the Christian a worthy follower of his divine Master.
O Holy Spirit, enlighten our minds, cleanse our hearts, and give new strength to our wills; to such a degree, at least, that we may clearly recognize the value of our soul, and in a like manner, despise the perishable goods of this world; that we may love God above all things, and, for the love of Him, our neighbor as ourselves; that we may not only be free from fear in professing our faith publicly, but rather may glory in it; finally, that we may accept not only prosperity but also adversity as from the hand of the Lord, with all confidence that He will turn all things into good for those who lovingly tend towards Him. Grant, we beseech Thee, that we, by constantly answering the sweet impulses of Thy grace and doing that which is good with a persevering heart, may deserve one day to receive the rich reward of glory everlasting. Amen. (As found in The Raccolta, 1957 edition, p. 204.)
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.
Saints Primus and Felician, pray for us.