Where The Absurd is a Normal Way of Life

Although there is really no need to write this commentary, I am conscious of the fact that articles written years ago dealing with subjects that come to the forefront now and again have long since faded away in the memory of those who have been reading this site for some time now. While I would love nothing more than to ignore the absurdity that passes for normalcy in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is not the Catholic Church, she who is the spotless, virginal Mystical Bride of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Bridegroom, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, a few moments in the final forty-five minutes or so of the Feast of Corpus Christi will be taken to demonstrate yet again the apostate nature of the false religion that is conciliarism.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is having the grandest time of his seventy-seven years, six months of life masquerading as the world’s beloved “Pope” Francis, received another house call from Dr. Justin Welby, the layman who is enjoying himself rather heartily in his masquerade as the heretical and schismatic Anglican sect’s “Archbishop of Canterbury,” on Monday, June 16, 2014. Interview Number Eight got in the way of treating of this tete-a-tete between two important personages of the One World Ecumenical Church (see What Constitutes “Rest” for A Figure of Antichrist?, part one and What Constitutes “Rest” for a Figure of Antichrist, part two).

Here is part of what Jorge said four days ago now:

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” (Ps 133:1). Once again we meet, Your Grace, as co-workers in the Lord’s vineyard and fellow pilgrims on the path to his Kingdom. I welcome you and the distinguished members of your delegation, and I pray that today’s meeting will serve to strengthen further our bonds of friendship and our commitment to the great cause of reconciliation and communion between Christian believers.

The Lord’s question – “What were you arguing about on the way?” (Mk 9:33) – might also apply to us. When Jesus put this question to his disciples they were silent; they were ashamed, for they had been arguing about who was the greatest among them. We too feel ashamed when we ponder the distance between the Lord’s call and our meagre response. Beneath his merciful gaze, we cannot claim that our division is anything less than a scandal and an obstacle to our proclaiming the Gospel of salvation to the world. Our vision is often blurred by the cumulative burden of our divisions and our will is not always free of that human ambition which can accompany even our desire to preach the Gospel as the Lord commanded (cf. Mt 28:19). (Jorge Says A Few Words to A Fellow Non-Catholic Layman.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio really believes that the so-called Anglican Church has a mission from the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, to teach, govern and sanctify in the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, thus making layman Justin Welby his “co-worker in the Lord’s vineyard.”

They are co-workers, to be sure, co-workers in heresy, blasphemy, sacrilege and apostasy, Their “lord” is from the netherworld even though they do not realize that this is the case.

The Anglican sect itself is a scandal as it is false church born as a result of the amoral lust of King Henry VIII, who had Parliament declare himself to be the Supreme Head of the Church in England. The false “Anglican church” was built by true bishops who betrayed Christ the King for King Henry Tudor’s thirty pieces of silver as Catholic churches and monasteries were stolen in the greatest land grab in human history and as over 72,000 Catholics who remained faithful to the true Church, fully three percent of the population of England at the time, were executed between 1534 and 1547. There’s your scandal, Jorge.

Jorge, you are a scandal. Your false church is a scandal. Your words and actions are scandalous, including permitting yourself to be “blessed” a man who, at least to the teaching that is still held nominally by your false sect, has no valid priestly orders or episcopal consecration:

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So much for these words of Pope Leo XIII’s Apostolicae Curae, September 18, 1896:
Wherefore, strictly adhering, in this matter, to the decrees of the pontiffs, our predecessors, and confirming them most fully, and, as it were, renewing them by our authority, of our own initiative and certain knowledge, we pronounce and declare that ordinations carried out according to the Anglican rite have been, and are, absolutely null and utterly void. . . .

We decree that these letters and all things contained therein shall not be liable at any time to be impugned or objected to by reason of fault or any other defect whatsoever of subreption or obreption of our intention, but are and shall be always valid and in force and shall be inviolably observed both juridically and otherwise, by all of whatsoever degree and preeminence, declaring null and void anything which, in these matters, may happen to be contrariwise attempted, whether wittingly or unwittingly, by any person whatsoever, by whatsoever authority or pretext, all things to the contrary notwithstanding. (Pope Leo XIII, Apostolicae Curae, September 18, 1896.)

Even though the lords of conciliarism used to pay lip service attention to Apostolicae Curae, even Giovanni Eugenio Antonio Maria Montini/Paul the Sick gave every public indication that it no longer mattered when he presented Anglican layman Michael Ramsey, then the “archbishop” of Canterbury, with the episcopal ring that he had worn as the Archbishop of Milan when the two meet in the Apostolic Palace on March 23, 2010. It is this ring that each Anglican layman posing as the “archbishop” of Canterbury has worn when visiting successive false “pontiffs” masquerading as true and legitimate Successors of Saint Peter. Welby wore that ring four days ago.

Moreover, “Saint Paul II” and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI both attempted to give “joint blessings” with “archbishops” of Canterbury. Here is a reminder of Ratzinger’s having done so on September 17, 2010:

joint blessingWalter “Cardinal” Kasper used an address in England on May 24, 2003, to consign consigned

Apostolicae Curae to one of those papal condemnations that was simply conditioned by the historical circumstances in which it was written and thus not binding for all generations. So much for the infallibility of the Roman Pontiff:

As I see the problem and its possible solution, it is not a question of apostolic succession in the sense of an historical chain of laying on of hands running back through the centuries to one of the apostles; this would be a very mechanical and individualistic vision, which by the way historically could hardly be proved and ascertained. The Catholic view is different from such an individualistic and mechanical approach. Its starting point is the collegium of the apostles as a whole; together they received the promise that Jesus Christ will be with them till the end of the world (Matt 28, 20). So after the death of the historical apostles they had to co-opt others who took over some of their apostolic functions. In this sense the whole of the episcopate stands in succession to the whole of the collegium of the apostles.

To stand in the apostolic succession is not a matter of an individual historical chain but of collegial membership in a collegium, which as a whole goes back to the apostles by sharing the same apostolic faith and the same apostolic mission. The laying on of hands is under this aspect a sign of co-optation in a collegium.

This has far reaching consequences for the acknowledgement of the validity of the episcopal ordination of another Church. Such acknowledgement is not a question of an uninterrupted chain but of the uninterrupted sharing of faith and mission, and as such is a question of communion in the same faith and in the same mission.

It is beyond the scope of our present context to discuss what this means for a re-evaluation of Apostolicae Curae (1896) of Pope Leo XIII, who declared Anglican orders null and void, a decision which still stands between our Churches. Without doubt this decision, as Cardinal Willebrands had already affirmed, must be understood in our new ecumenical context in which our communion in faith and mission has considerably grown. A final solution can only be found in the larger context of full communion in faith, sacramental life, and shared apostolic mission.

Before venturing further on this decisive point for the ecumenical vision, that is a renewed communio ecclesiology, I should speak first on another stumbling block or, better, the stumbling block of ecumenism: the primacy of the bishop of Rome, or as we say today, the Petrine ministry. This question was the sticking point of the separation between Canterbury and Rome in the 16th century and it is still the object of emotional controversies.

Significant progress has been achieved on this delicate issue in our Anglican/Roman Catholic dialogues, especially in the last ARCIC document The Gift of Authority (1998). The problem, however, is that what pleased Catholics in this document did not always please all Anglicans, and points which were important for Anglican self-understanding were not always repaid by Catholic affection. So we still have a reception problem and a challenge for further theological work.

It was Pope John Paul II who opened the door to future discussion on this subject. In his encyclical Ut Unum Sint (1995) he extended an invitation to a fraternal dialogue on how to exercise the Petrine ministry in a way that is more acceptable to non-Catholic Christians. It was a source of pleasure for us that among others the Anglican community officially responded to this invitation. The Pontifical Council for Christian Unity gathered the many responses, analyzed the data, and sent its conclusions to the churches that had responded. We hope in this way to have initiated a second phase of a dialogue that will be decisive for the future of the ecumenical approach.

Nobody could reasonably expect that we could from the outset reach a phase of consensus; but what we have reached is not negligible. It has become evident that a new atmosphere and a new climate exist. In our globalized world situation the biblical testimonies on Peter and the Petrine tradition of Rome are read with new eyes because in this new context the question of a ministry of universal unity, a common reference point and a common voice of the universal church, becomes urgent. Old polemical formulas stand at odds with this urgency; fraternal relations have become the norm. Extensive research has been undertaken that has highlighted the different traditions between East and West already in the first millennium, and has traced the development in understanding and in practice of the Petrine ministry throughout the centuries. As well, the historical conditionality of the dogma of the First Vatican Council (1869-70), which must be distinguished from its remaining obligatory content, has become clear. This historical development did not come to an end with the two Vatican Councils, but goes on, and so also in the future the Petrine ministry has to be exercised in line with the changing needs of the Church.

These insights have led to a re-interpretation of the dogma of the Roman primacy. This does not at all mean that there are still not enormous problems in terms of what such a ministry of unity should look like, how it should be administered, whether and to what degree it should have jurisdiction and whether under certain circumstances it could make infallible statements in order to guarantee the unity of the Church and at the same time the legitimate plurality of local churches. But there is at least a wide consensus about the common central problem, which all churches have to solve: how the three dimensions, highlighted already by the Lima documents on Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (1982), namely unity through primacy, collegiality through synodality, and communality of all the faithful and their spiritual gifts, can be brought into a convincing synthesis. (A Vision of Christian Unity for the Next Generation.)

This is simply apostasy of the highest order. Apostolic succession is not “an historical chain of laying on of hands running back through the centuries to one of the apostles”?

The perpetually binding nature of Apostolicae Cenae needs to be re-evaluated?

No member of the Catholic Church is free to assert such things and remain a Catholic in good standing (see Number 9, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)

The dogmatic decrees of the [First] Vatican Council are historically conditioned?

Oh, please do not even attempt to say that Kasper was not reflecting the exact view of His Apostateness Emeritus, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, concerning the “time-conditioned” nature of past dogmatic decrees and/or papal encyclical letters. As noted earlier in this commentary, Ratzinger/Benedict told us in his very words that he believes this precise thing, a proposition that has been condemned by that Vatican Council and to which he, Ratzinger, had to swear against in The Oath Against Modernism.

Ah, but this is why, you see, Walter Kasper, whose theology is very much admired by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, does not believe that there is any need to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of Anglicans to the Catholic Church, who he clearly believes have true bishops and true priests. It is simply up to the Lambeth Committee to chart its own “direction,” to determine, in Kasper’s words, whether Anglicans belongs more “to the churches of the first millennium -Catholic and Orthodox,” which leads to the second major error in Kasper’s recent remarks: that the patriarchies of the East constituted a separate “church” prior to the Greek Schism of 1054. No such “church” existed.

Lost in all of this willingness to subject immutable truths to the “historical-critical” method of Hegelian analysis is the fact that one is either a Catholic who assents to all of the truths contained in the Deposit of Faith, or he he is not. How absurd is it to ask Protestants to determine whether they belong to the Protestantism in which their sects had their origins? The Anglican “church” has no right from God to exist. It is a false religion. Its adherents are in need to be converted unconditionally to the Catholic Church. Those who have been received recently into the ranks of the counterfeit church of conciliarism from the Anglican sect were not required to make any kind of abjuration of error. All they had to do was to attest to their agreement with the conciliar church’s so-called Catechism of the Catholic Church, a document that has many problems (see The New Catechism: Is it Catholic? and my own Piracy, Conciliar Style).

Moreover, although the now retired and supposedly “traditional” Ratzinger/Benedict may not have used the word “brother bishop” when in the presence of layman Rowan Williams, he did treat him as a “brother bishop,” permitting Walker Kasper to inviting him to preach during an “international Mass” at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France, on September 24, 2008, the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, as he wore his miter along with his “brother bishops” of the counterfeit church of conciliarism (see the website of Dr Rowan Williams for a link to the sermon, replete with a very telling photograph).

What Jorge Mario Bergoglio did four days ago is just another proof that absurdity and bold apostate actions are a natural, normal part of everyday life in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

This is enough for now.

There is only so much absurdity that I can take these days.

Remember these words of Pope Pius XI, contained in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:

Not least among the blessings which have resulted from the public and legitimate honor paid to the Blessed Virgin and the saints is the perfect and perpetual immunity of the Church from error and heresy. We may well admire in this the admirable wisdom of the Providence of God, who, ever bringing good out of evil, has from time to time suffered the faith and piety of men to grow weak, and allowed Catholic truth to be attacked by false doctrines, but always with the result that truth has afterwards shone out with greater splendor, and that men’s faith, aroused from its lethargy, has shown itself more vigorous than before. ( Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)

Entrust the difficulties of the moment to Our Lord through Our Lady’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, praying Rosaries to console the good God during this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Viva 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.

Pope Saint Silverius, pray for us

June 19, 2014, Republished Reflection

June 19, 2014, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi:

Marching With Our King. Today is the great Feast of Corpus Christi. This article, written eight years ago now and slightly revised over the years, is an exhortation to the readers of this site to spend more and more time in adoration before Our Beloved before His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament if this is at all possible in your area.

Adoration is the first end of prayer, including the perfect prayer that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in which Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ becomes Incarnate under the appearances of bread and wine when a men man, uttering mere words over the elements of the earth, calls Him down from Heaven. We must adore God with our whole mind, soul, heart, body and strength.

To spend time before the Most Blessed Sacrament in prayer is a foretaste of Heavenly glories. Our goal in life is to behold the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in the company of Our Lady, Saint Joseph, our Guardian Angels (each of whom beholds the Beatific Vision as he tries to guide us home to Heaven!), our patron saints and all of the members of the Church Triumph, whose ranks we hope and pray will include our dearest and nearest relatives and friends. We must make time for the foretaste of Heavenly glories by means of profound Eucharistic Adoration in this life is we want to enjoy the glories of Heaven itself for all eternity.

There are infused graces that are flooded into the souls of those who spend time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, those souls who are conscious of the need to make reparation for their sins as they give thanksgiving to God for all of the favors, both spiritual and temporal, they have received and who recognize the need to petition God for the favors we need, both spiritual temporal, starting with an earnest petition each day that we be given the grace to have a holy and sacramentally-provided-for death. Our Lord stands ready to send us this infusion of graces through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, who is mystically with us when we pray before her Divine Son’s Real Presence. All we need to do is to arrange our lives in such a way as to make time for prayer before Our Eucharistic King and Lord.

We must, of course, be conscious of our need to get to the Sacrament of Penance on a weekly basis in order that our reception of Our Lord’s Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in Holy Communion will be worthy and fervent. The frequent, devout and worthy reception of Our Lord in Holy Communion gives strength even to those souls who have been steeped in one sin after another, those souls who have refused to surrender to the devil’s attacks upon them over the years:

And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool. If you be willing, and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land. (Isaias 1: 18-19.)

We must ask Our Lady on this great feast day of Corpus Christi, which, of course, is celebrated as an Octave in those chapels that use the Missal of Saint Pius V  before it was “reformed” by the revolutionary efforts of Annibale Bugnini and Ferdinando Antonelli in the 1950s, to help give us more and more graces to recognize the Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, beats for with great love in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

We must ask Our Lady to help us approach the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart with such fervor and devotion that we will consider it as a great loss if ever there is a day we are unable to get a true offering of Holy Mass and unable to spend at least some time with her Divine Son, Who is the Prisoner of Love in tabernacles today just as He was the Prisoner of her Virginal and Immaculate Womb from the time of His Incarnation to the day of His Nativity.

We must also thank Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother for our true bishops and true priests who make it possible for us to have the Sacraments in this time of apostasy and betrayal, remembering to pray that more young men will have the courage to renounce the world and study to become an alter Christus so that he, acting in persona Christi in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, can make Our Lord present in the Most Blessed Sacrament and to bless us with that Most Blessed Sacrament on great feast days such as this one.

A blessed Feast of Corpus Christi to you all!

There should be another new article tomorrow.

Today should be devoted entirely to gratitude to Eucharistic King for the great gift of Himself in Holy Communion and our ability worship Him in His Real Presence even though He sitteth at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. What a mystery of love. Words fail.

 

 

Marching With Our King

We have many inestimable treasures made available to us through Holy Church. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ instituted the sacerdotal priesthood at the Last Supper so as to channel forth in the sacraments the graces He would win for us by the shedding of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. Most especially, obviously, men who are truly ordained to the priesthood have the great privilege of enfleshing Our Lord under the species of bread and wine in the Most Blessed Sacrament every time they offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Mere men are given the ability to speak ordinary words, which God Himself obeys to make Himself sacramentally present by the working of the Holy Ghost. Indeed, by the same humility which characterized His Incarnation in Our Lady’s virginal and immaculate womb Our Lord humbles Himself again and again to make Himself incarnate in the Eucharist in each and every unbloody re-presentation of His one sacrifice to the Father in Spirit and in Truth which is the Mass.

Our Lord is not only present sacramentally in the celebration of the Mass, in which we receive His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity to nourish our weak and wounded souls. The same Lord Who was the prisoner of the tabernacle of Our Lady’s Virginal and Immaculate Womb awaits our adoration as the prisoner of love in tabernacles in those Catholic churches and tabernacles chapels around the world. where He is truly present in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Second only to the Mass, there is no gift we have as Catholics that equals spending time with Our Beloved in His Real Presence. He is there beckoning us to adore Him, to make reparation for our sins, to pray for our own needs as well as for those of the whole world, and to offer Him profound thanksgiving for all of the supernatural and temporal helps He gives us each day. He gives us a fundamental foretaste of Heaven itself, where we will gave upon the glory of the Beatific Vision face-to-face if we persist in a state of Sanctifying Grace until the point of our dying breaths, by permitting us to contemplate Him as He is veiled under the appearance of the elements of this passing earth.

We are not alone when we spend time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Even when no other human being is with us in a particular church or chapel as we pray to Our King of Kings and Lord of lords we are never alone there. Every soul in the Church Triumphant is there with us, starting with the Queen of All Saints, our dear Blessed Mother. Every angel is there with us. Yes, spending time with Our Lord in His Real Presence is more than a figurative foretaste of Heaven. All of the souls in Heaven and possibly even those in Purgatory are there with us as we pray, interceding for us that we will be faithful in our daily adoration of the God-Man Who awaits our acts of sacrifice to spend time with Him here as preparation for spending all eternity with Him in Heaven.

As countless spiritual writers have noted, there are infused graces which those who spend time before the Blessed Sacrament receive. Just as the physical Sun warms the planet and radiates through the darkest of clouds, so is it the case that the eternal Son of God made Man means to warm each one of us and to radiate His bright, burning love directly into our souls. In order to be like unto Our Lord to all men we see and meet–and in order to see His image in other men–it is necessary to be with Him on a regular basis on our knees before the tabernacle or before His Real Presence solemnly exposed in a monstrance.

It is thus very inspiring to see that even in the midst of the liturgical and theological revolutions that have devastated the Faith in the past four decades countless numbers of Catholics still have the sensus Catholicus to spend at least a few moments before the Blessed Sacrament every day. Imagine how many more people would be with Our Beloved if the revolutionaries had not disparaged belief in and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, indeed, if they had not taken Our Lord away from the churches in conciliar captivity by means of an invalid Mass and invalid rites of episcopal consecration and priestly ordination.

Obviously, not everyone is able to adore Our Lord on a daily basis, especially as there are so few chapels where Our Lord is truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. It is frequently difficult for parents with young children to do so. That is why those who are single–or those married people whose children have grown up and moved out–must make profitable use of their time by arranging their schedules to spend at least a half hour every day, apart from Holy Mass itself, before our Eucharistic King. This is one of the ways in which the Mystical Body of Christ is built up: each supporting ligament, to paraphrase Saint Paul, builds up the other. Those who have the time to adore Our Lord are able to compensate for those who have less time and more responsibilities, remembering to pray by name for those who are impeded for one reason or another from being physically present before the tabernacle where Love Incarnate resides for our worship and for our spiritual strengthening.

The practice of regular Eucharistic adoration results in a building up of the supernatural virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity that were flooded into our souls at the moment of our Baptism. The more we develop the discipline that it takes to make good use of our time to habitually adore Our Lord in His Real Presence will be the more we are able to see the world a bit more clearly through the supernatural eyes of the true Faith. Indeed, the practice of regular Eucharistic adoration results in the enlightening of the intellect and the strengthening of the will, making us more willing and better able to bear the crosses we encounter in the course of daily living, to say nothing of the larger crosses that will come our way now and then. A soul that has been strengthened by the habit of Eucharistic adoration comes to understand that we who live in time and space are loved by the One Who lives outside of time and space, the One Who wants us to hope in the sufficiency of His ineffable grace to provide for all of spiritual and temporal needs (in addition to the needs of the Church in these troubling times).

One of the foremost practitioners of Eucharistic adoration was the great saint of Assisi himself, Saint Francis, who wrote:

Everyday, Jesus humbles Himself just as He did when He came from His heavenly throne into the Virgin’s womb; everyday He comes to us and lets us see Him in abjection, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar. He shows Himself to us in this sacred bread just as He once appeared to His apostles in real flesh. With their own eyes they saw only His flesh, but they believed that He was God, because they contemplated Him with the eyes of the spirit. We too, with our own eyes, see only bread and wine; but we see further and firmly believe that this is His most holy Body and Blood, living and true.

The saint to whom was given many of the secrets of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, had this to say on the subject of Eucharistic adoration: 

Love keeps Him there [in His Real Presence] as a victim completely and perpetually delivered over to sacrifice for the glory of the Father and for our salvation. Unite yourself with Him, then, in all that you do. Refer everything to His glory. Set up your abode in this loving Heart of Jesus and you will there find lasting peace and the strength both to bring to fruition all the good desires He inspires in you, and to avoid every deliberate fault. Place in this Heart all your sufferings and difficulties. Everything that comes from the Sacred Heart is sweet. He changes everything into love.

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, so devoted to Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother, wrote: 

To every soul that visits the Blessed Sacrament, Christ in the words of the spouse in the Song of Songs says: Rise. Hurry, my friend! Come, my beautiful one. Rise above your troubles. I am here to enrich you with grace. Hurry to my side. Do not fear my majesty; it is hidden in this bread to overcome your fear and to give you confidence. My friend, you are no longer my enemy, for you love me and I love you. My beautiful one, God’s grace fills you with splendour. Come, throw yourself into my arms; tell me your every wish without fear.

The Cure of Ars, Saint John Marie Vianney, put it this way in a sermon: 

A soul that possesses the Holy Ghost tastes such sweetness in prayer, that it finds the time always too short; it never loses the holy presence of God. Such a heart, before our good Savior in the Most Holy Eucharist exposed upon the Altar, is like a bunch of grapes under the wine press. The Holy Ghost forms thoughts and suggests words in that person’s heart.

The founder of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers, Blessed Peter Julian Eymard, who wrote the Litany of the Blessed Sacrament that is appended below (for private use only), never ceased in his efforts to promote solemn Eucharistic adoration as an antidote to the evils of society:

Today solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is the grace and need of our time. Society will be restored and renewed when all its members group themselves around our Emmanuel. . . .  Be the apostle of the divine Eucharist, like a flame which enlightens and warms, like the Angel of his heart who will go to proclaim him to those who don’t know him and will encourage those who love him and are suffering.

The feast of Corpus Christi, today, Thursday, June 19, 2014, permits us an opportunity to reflect on our need for the Eucharist, both as our spiritual food and as the Object of our worship. We have the opportunity today to participate in the Corpus Christi processions, replete with Benediction at three different altars. (Such processions will take place in some chapels this Sunday.)

Although this feast originated in the Thirteenth Century, offered for the first time in Liege, Belgium, in the year 1247, spurred by the efforts of Saint Juliana of Liege, it did not receive papal approbation, issued by Pope Urban IV, until 1264. The Feast of Corpus Christi took root relatively rapidly in the hearts and souls of Catholics as it spread from Belgium elsewhere, with the solemn procession we will be participating in today or this evening (or Sunday) emerging in the Fourteenth Century.

Thus, we should celebrate this great feast of Corpus Christi today by marching in solemn procession with Our Eucharistic King, Who is meant to be the King of all of us individually and of our nations collectively. He beckons every day in His Real Presence to offer Him our poor acts of love. Standing with Him before every tabernacle in the world is the woman whose virginal and immaculate womb was the first tabernacle in which He resided in the flesh, Our Lady herself. May it be our goal in life to spend as much time in adoration before Our Lord’s Real Presence as our state-in-life permits. May we, indeed, seek to lose sleep rather than to ignore Eucharistic adoration. There’s an old Irish limerick that goes something like this: “Every time you pass by a Catholic church make sure to go in to visit. That way, when you die, God won’t say, ‘Who is it?'”

As Blessed Peter Julian Eymard understood, Eucharistic adoration is essential to both personal sanctity and to social order. Let me repeat myself so that I will not be misunderstood: Eucharistic adoration is essential to both personal sanctity and to social order.

Pope Leo XIII noted this with great emphasis in Mirae Caritatis, May 28, 1902:

To know with an entire faith what is the excellence of the Most Holy Eucharist is in truth to know what that work is which, in the might of His mercy, God, made man, carried out on behalf of the human race. For as a right faith teaches us to acknowledge and to worship Christ as the sovereign cause of our salvation, since He by His wisdom, His laws, His ordinances, His example, and by the shedding of His blood, made all things new; so the same faith likewise teaches us to acknowledge Him and to worship Him as really present in the Eucharist, as verily abiding through all time in the midst of men, in order that as their Master, their Good Shepherd, their most acceptable Advocate with the Father, He may impart to them of His own inexhaustible abundance the benefits of that redemption which He has accomplished. Now if any one will seriously consider the benefits which flow from the Eucharist he will understand that conspicuous and chief among them all is that in which the rest, without exception, are included; in a word it is for men the source of life, of that life which best deserves the name. “The bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world” (St. John vi., 52). In more than one way, as We have elsewhere declared, is Christ “the life.” He Himself declared that the reason of His advent among men was this, that He might bring them the assured fulness of a more than merely human life. “I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly” (St. John x., 10). Everyone is aware that no sooner had “the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared” (Tit. iii., 4), than there at once burst forth a certain creative force which issued in a new order of things and pulsed through all the veins of society, civil and domestic. Hence arose new relations between man and man; new rights and new duties, public and private; henceforth a new direction was given to government, to education, to the arts; and most important of all, man’s thoughts and energies were turned towards religious truth and the pursuit of holiness. Thus was life communicated to man, a life truly heavenly and divine. And thus we are to account for those expressions which so often occur in Holy Writ, “the tree of life,” “the word of life,” “the book of life,” “the crown of life,” and particularly “the bread of life.”

But now, since this life of which We are speaking bears v a definite resemblance to the natural life of man, as the one draws its nourishment and strength from food, so also the other must have its own food whereby it may be sustained and augmented. And here it will be opportune to recall to mind on what occasion and in what manner Christ moved and prepared the hearts of men for the worthy and due reception of the living bread which He was about to give them. No sooner had the rum our spread of the miracle which He had wrought on the shores of the lake of Tiberias, when with the multiplied loaves He fed the multitude, than many forthwith flocked to Him in the hope that they, too, perchance, might be the recipients of like favour. And, just as He had taken occasion from the water which she had drawn from the well to stir up in the Samaritan woman a thirst for that “water which springeth up unto life everlasting” (St. John iv., 14), so now Jesus availed Himself of this opportunity to excite in the minds of the multitude a keen hunger for the bread “which endureth unto life everlasting” (St. John vi., 27). Or, as He was careful to explain to them, was the bread which He promised the same as that heavenly manna which had been given to their fathers during their wanderings in the desert, or again the same as that which, to their amazement, they had recently received from Him; but He was Himself that bread: “I,” said He, “am the bread of life” (St. John vi., 48). And He urges this still further upon them all both by invitation and by precept: “if any man shall eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world” (St. John vi., 52). And in these other words He brings home to them the gravity of the precept: “Amen, Amen, I say to you, unless you shall eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you shall not have life in you” (St. John vi., 54). Away then with the widespread but most mischievous error of those who give it as their opinion that the reception of the Eucharist is in a manner reserved for those narrow-minded persons (as they are deemed) who rid themselves of the cares of the world in order to find rest in some kind of professedly religious life. For this gift, than which nothing can be more excellent or more conducive to salvation, is offered to all those, whatever their office or dignity may be, who wish-as every one ought to wish-to foster in themselves that life of divine grace whose goal is the attainment of the life of blessedness with God.

Indeed it is greatly to be desired that those men would rightly esteem and would make due provision for life everlasting, whose industry or talents or rank have put it in their power to shape the course of human events. But alas! we see with sorrow that such men too often proudly flatter themselves that they have conferred upon this world as it were a fresh lease of life and prosperity, inasmuch as by their own energetic action they are urging it on to the race for wealth, to a struggle for the possession of commodities which minister to the love of comfort and display. And yet, whithersoever we turn, we see that human society, if it be estranged from God, instead of enjoying that peace in its possessions for which it had sought, is shaken and tossed like one who is in the agony and heat of fever; for while it anxiously strives for prosperity, and trusts to it alone, it is pursuing an object that ever escapes it, clinging to one that ever eludes the grasp. For as men and states alike necessarily have their being from God, so they can do nothing good except in God through Jesus Christ, through whom every best and choicest gift has ever proceeded and proceeds. But the source and chief of all these gifts is the venerable Eucharist, which not only nourishes and sustains that life the desire whereof demands our most strenuous efforts, but also enhances beyond measure that dignity of man of which in these days we hear so much. For what can be more honourable or a more worthy object of desire than to be made, as far as possible, sharers and partakers in the divine nature? Now this is precisely what Christ does for us in the Eucharist, wherein, after having raised man by the operation of His grace to a supernatural state, he yet more closely associates and unites him with Himself. For there is this difference between the food of the body and that of the soul, that whereas the former is changed into our substance, the latter changes us into its own; so that St. Augustine makes Christ Himself say: “You shall not change Me into yourself as you do the food of your body, but you shall be changed into Me” (confessions 1. vii., c. x.).

Moreover, in this most admirable Sacrament, which is the chief means whereby men are engrafted on the divine nature, men also find the most efficacious help towards progress in every kind of virtue. And first of all in faith. In all ages faith has been attacked; for although it elevates the human mind by bestowing on it the knowledge of the highest truths, yet because, while it makes known the existence of divine mysteries, it yet leaves in obscurity the mode of their being, it is therefore thought to degrade the intellect. But whereas in past times particular articles of faith have been made by turns the object of attack; the seat of war has since been enlarged and extended, until it has come to this, that men deny altogether that there is anything above and beyond nature. Now nothing can be better adapted to promote a renewal of the strength and fervour of faith in the human mind than the mystery of the Eucharist, the “mystery of faith,” as it has been most appropriately called. For in this one mystery the entire supernatural order, with all its wealth and variety of wonders, is in a manner summed up and contained: “He hath made a remembrance of His wonderful works, a merciful and gracious Lord; He hath given food to them that fear Him” (Psalm cx, 4-5). For whereas God has subordinated the whole supernatural order to the Incarnation of His Word, in virtue whereof salvation has been restored to the human race, according to those words of the Apostle; “He hath purposed…to re-establish all things in Christ, that are in heaven and on earth, in Him” (Eph. i., 9-10), the Eucharist, according to the testimony of the holy Fathers, should be regarded as in a manner a continuation and extension of the Incarnation. For in and by it the substance of the incarnate Word is united with individual men, and the supreme Sacrifice offered on Calvary is in a wondrous manner renewed, as was signified beforehand by Malachy in the words: “In every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to My name a pure oblation” (Mal. i., 11). And this miracle, itself the very greatest of its kind, is accompanied by innumerable other miracles; for here all the laws of nature are suspended; the whole substance of the bread and wine are changed into the Body and the Blood; the species of bread and wine are sustained by the divine power without the support of any underlying substance; the Body of Christ is present in many places at the same time, that is to say, wherever the Sacrament is consecrated. And in order that human reason may the more willingly pay its homage to this great mystery, there have not been wanting, as an aid to faith, certain prodigies wrought in His honour, both in ancient times and in our own, of which in more than one place there exist public and notable records and memorials. It is plain that by this Sacrament faith is fed, in it the mind finds its nourishment, the objections of rationalists are brought to naught, and abundant light is thrown on the supernatural order. (Pope Leo XIII, Mirae Caritatis, May 28, 1902.)

Pope Leo XIII was beckoning all men, including those of worldly influence, to make room in their hearts and in their lives for Eucharistic adoration. No naturalistic political ideology or philosophy (liberalism, socialism and all of its variants, including communism, nationalism, conservatism) and no political or social movement, especially those that are founded in non-denominationalism or inter-denominationalism, can ever help one little bit to ease social problems that have their remote origins in Original Sin and their proximate origins in the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King by the Protestants and the Freemasons and other assorted revolutionaries and innovations, both social and theological, from the Sixteenth Century forward. We need to prostrate ourselves before Our Lord in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament on a regular basis.

Pope Leo went on to explain in Mirae Caritatis that modern man trusts in his own schemes, not in Our Lord, thus producing all manner of disorder in his own life and that of nations:

But that decay of faith in divine things of which We have spoken is the effect not only of pride, but also of moral corruption. For if it is true that a strict morality improves the quickness of man’s intellectual powers, and if on the other hand, as the maxims of pagan philosophy and the admonitions of divine wisdom combine to teach us, the keenness of the mind is blunted by bodily pleasures, how much more, in the region of revealed truths, do these same pleasures obscure the light of faith, or even, by the just judgment of God, entirely extinguish it. For these pleasures at the present day an insatiable appetite rages, infecting all classes as with an infectious disease, even from tender years. Yet even for so terrible an evil there is a remedy close at hand in the divine Eucharist. For in the first place it puts a check on lust by increasing charity, according to the words of St. Augustine, who says, speaking of charity, “As it grows, lust diminishes; when it reaches perfection, lust is no more” (De diversis quaestionibus, Ixxxiii., q. 36). Moreover the most chaste flesh of Jesus keeps down the rebellion of our flesh, as St. Cyril of Alexandria taught, “For Christ abiding in us lulls to sleep the law of the flesh which rages in our members” (Lib. iv., c. ii., in Joan., vi., 57). Then too the special and most pleasant fruit of the Eucharist is that which is signified in the words of the prophet: “What is the good thing of Him,” that is, of Christ, “and what is His beautiful thing, but the corn of the elect and the wine that engendereth virgins” (Zach. ix., 17), producing, in other words, that flower and fruitage of a strong and constant purpose of virginity which, even in an age enervated by luxury, is daily multiplied and spread abroad in the Catholic Church, with those advantages to religion and to human society, wherever it is found, which are plain to see.

To this it must be added that by this same Sacrament our hope of everlasting blessedness, based on our trust in the divine assistance, is wonderfully strengthened. For the edge of that longing for happiness which is so deeply rooted in the hearts of all men from their birth is whetted even more and more by the experience of the deceitfulness of earthly goods, by the unjust violence of wicked men, and by all those other afflictions to which mind and body are subject. Now the venerable Sacrament of the Eucharist is both the source and the pledge of blessedness and of glory, and this, not for the soul alone, but for the body also. For it enriches the soul with an abundance of heavenly blessings, and fills it with a sweet joy which far surpasses man’s hope and expectations; it sustains him in adversity, strengthens him in the spiritual combat, preserves him for life everlasting, and as a special provision for the journey accompanies him thither. And in the frail and perishable body that divine Host, which is the immortal Body of Christ, implants a principle of resurrection, a seed of immortality, which one day must germinate. That to this source man’s soul and body will be indebted for both these boons has been the constant teaching of the Church, which has dutifully reaffirmed the affirmation of Christ: “He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day” (St. John vi., 55).

In connection with this matter it is of importance to consider that in the Eucharist, seeing that it was instituted by Christ as “a perpetual memorial of His Passion” (Opusc. Ivii. Offic. de festo Corporis Christi), is proclaimed to the Christian the necessity of a salutary selfchastisement. For Jesus said to those first priests of His: “Do this in memory of Me” (Luke xxii, 18); that is to say, do this for the commemoration of My pains, My sorrows, My grievous afflictions, My death upon the Cross. Wherefore this Sacrament is at the same time a Sacrifice, seasonable throughout the entire period of our penance; and it is likewise a standing exhortation to all manner of toil, and a solemn and severe rebuke to those carnal pleasures which some are not ashamed so highly to praise and extol: “As often as ye shall eat this bread, and drink this chalice, ye shall announce the death of the Lord, until He come” (1 Cor. xi., 26).

Furthermore, if anyone will diligently examine into the causes of the evils of our day, he will find that they arise from this, that as charity towards God has grown cold, the mutual charity of men among themselves has likewise cooled. Men have forgotten that they are children of God and brethren in Jesus Christ; they care for nothing except their own individual interests; the interests and the rights of others they not only make light of, but often attack and invade. Hence frequent disturbances and strifes between class and class: arrogance, oppression, fraud on the part of the more powerful: misery, envy, and turbulence among the poor. These are evils for which it is in vain to seek a remedy in legislation, in threats of penalties to be incurred, or in any other device of merely human prudence. Our chief care and endeavour ought to be, according to the admonitions which We have more than once given at considerable length, to secure the union of classes in a mutual interchange of dutiful services, a union which, having its origin in God, shall issue in deeds that reflect the true spirit of Jesus Christ and a genuine charity. This charity Christ brought into the world, with it He would have all hearts on fire. For it alone is capable of affording to soul and body alike, even in this life, a foretaste of blessedness; since it restrains man’s inordinate self-love, and puts a check on avarice, which “is the root of all evil” (1 Tim. vi., 10). And whereas it is right to uphold all the claims of justice as between the various classes of society, nevertheless it is only with the efficacious aid of charity, which tempers justice, that the “equality” which St. Paul commended (2 Cor. viii., 14), and which is so salutary for human society, can be established and maintained. This then is what Christ intended when he instituted this Venerable Sacrament, namely, by awakening charity towards God to promote mutual charity among men. For the latter, as is plain, is by its very nature rooted in the former, and springs from it by a kind of spontaneous growth. Nor is it possible that there should be any lack of charity among men, or rather it must needs be enkindled and flourish, if men would but ponder well the charity which Christ has shown in this Sacrament. For in it He has not only given a splendid manifestation of His power and wisdom, but “has in a manner poured out the riches of His divine love towards men” (Conc. Trid., Sess. XIII., De Euch. c. ii.). Having before our eyes this noble example set us by Christ, Who bestows on us all that He has assuredly we ought to love and help one another to the utmost, being daily more closely united by the strong bond of brotherhood. Add to this that the outward and visible elements of this Sacrament supply a singularly appropriate stimulus to union. On this topic St. Cyprian writes: “In a word the Lord’s sacrifice symbolises the oneness of heart, guaranteed by a persevering and inviolable charity, which should prevail among Christians. For when our Lord calls His Body bread, a substance which is kneaded together out of many grains, He indicates that we His people, whom He sustains, are bound together in close union; and when He speaks of His Blood as wine, in which the juice pressed from many clusters of grapes is mingled in one fluid, He likewise indicates that we His flock are by the commingling of a multitude of persons made one” (Ep. 96 ad Magnum n. 5 (al.6)). In like manner the angelic Doctor, adopting the sentiments of St. Augustine (Tract. xxxvi., in Joan nn. 13, 17), writes: “Our Lord has bequeathed to us His Body and Blood under the form of substances in which a multitude of things have been reduced to unity, for one of them, namely bread, consisting as it does of many grains is yet one, and the other, that is to say wine, has its unity of being from the confluent juice of many grapes; and therefore St. Augustine elsewhere says: ‘O Sacrament of mercy, O sign of unity, O bond of charity!’ ” (Summ. Theol. P. III., q. Ixxix., a. 1. . All of which is confirmed by the declaration of the Council of Trent that Christ left the Eucharist in His Church “as a symbol of that unity and charity whereby He would have all Christians mutually joined and united. . . a symbol of that one body of which He is Himself the head, and to which He would have us, as members attached by the closest bonds of faith, hope, and charity” (Conc. Trid., Sess. XIII., De Euchar., c. ii.). The same idea had been expressed by St. Paul when he wrote: “For we, being many, are one bread, one body, all we who partake of the one bread” (I Cor. x., 17). Very beautiful and joyful too is the spectacle of Christian brotherhood and social equality which is afforded when men of all conditions, gentle and simple, rich and poor, learned and unlearned, gather round the holy altar, all sharing alike in this heavenly banquet. And if in the records of the Church it is deservedly reckoned to the special credit of its first ages that “the multitude of the believers had but one heart and one soul” (Acts iv., 32), there can be no shadow of doubt that this immense blessing was due to their frequent meetings at the Divine table; for we find it recorded of them: “They were persevering in the doctrine of the Apostles and in the communion of the breaking of bread” (Acts ii., 42).

Besides all this, the grace of mutual charity among the living, which derives from the Sacrament of the Eucharist so great an increase of strength, is further extended by virtue of the Sacrifice to all those who are numbered in the Communion of Saints. For the Communion of Saints, as everyone knows, is nothing but the mutual communication of help, expiation, prayers, blessings, among all the faithful, who, whether they have already attained to the heavenly country, or are detained in the purgatorial fire, or are yet exiles here on earth, all enjoy the common franchise of that city whereof Christ is the head, and the constitution is charity. For faith teaches us, that although the venerable Sacrifice may be lawfully offered to God alone, yet it may be celebrated in honour of the saints reigning in heaven with God Who has crowned them, in order that we may gain for ourselves their patronage. And it may also be offered-in accordance with an apostolic tradition-for the purpose of expiating the sins of those of the brethren who, having died in the Lord, have not yet fully paid the penalty of their transgressions. . . .

Most abundant, assuredly, are the salutary benefits which are stored up in this most venerable mystery, regarded as a Sacrifice; a Sacrifice which the Church is accordingly wont to offer daily “for the salvation of the whole world.” And it is fitting, indeed in this age it is specially important, that by means of the united efforts of the devout, the outward honour and the inward reverence paid to this Sacrifice should be alike increased. Accordingly it is our wish that its manifold excellence may be both more widely known and more attentively considered. There are certain general principles the truth of which can be plainly perceived by the light of reason; for instance, that the dominion of God our Creator and Preserver over all men, whether in their private or in their public life, is supreme and absolute; that our whole being and all that we possess, whether individually or as members of society, comes from the divine bounty; that we on our part are bound to show to God, as our Lord, the highest reverence, and, as He is our greatest benefactor, the deepest gratitude. But how many are there who at the present day acknowledge and discharge these duties with full and exact observance? In no age has the spirit of contumacy and an attitude of defiance towards God been more prevalent than in our own; an age in which that unholy cry of the enemies of Christ: “We will not have this man to rule over us” (Luke xix., 14), makes itself more and more loudly heard, together with the utterance of that wicked purpose: “let us make away with Him” (Jer. xi., II); nor is there any motive by which many are hurried on with more passionate fury, than the desire utterly to banish God not only from the civil government, but from every form of human society. And although men do not everywhere proceed to this extremity of criminal madness, it is a lamentable thing that so many are sunk in oblivion of the divine Majesty and of His favours, and in particular of the salvation wrought for us by Christ. Now a remedy must be found for this wickedness on the one hand, and this sloth on the other, in a general increase among the faithful of fervent devotion towards the Eucharistic Sacrifice, than which nothing can give greater honour, nothing be more pleasing, to God. For it is a divine Victim which is here immolated; and accordingly through this Victim we offer to the most blessed Trinity all that honour which the infinite dignity of the Godhead demands; infinite in value and infinitely acceptable is the gift which we present to the Father in His only-begotten son; so that for His benefits to us we not only signify our gratitude, but actually make an adequate return.

Moreover there is another twofold fruit which we may and must derive from this great Sacrifice. The heart is saddened when it considers what a flood of wickedness, the result-as We have said-of forgetfulness and contempt of the divine Majesty, has inundated the world. It is not too much to say that a great part of the human race seems to be calling down upon itself the anger of heaven; though indeed the crop of evils which has grown up here on earth is already ripening to a just judgment. Here then is a motive whereby the faithful may be stirred to a devout and earnest endeavour to appease God the avenger of sin, and to win from Him the help which is so needful in these calamitous times. And they should see that such blessings are to be sought principally by means of this Sacrifice. For it is only in virtue of the death which Christ suffered that men can satisfy, and that most abundantly, the demands of God’s justice, and can obtain the plenteous gifts of His clemency. And Christ has willed that the whole virtue of His death, alike for expiation and impetration, should abide in the Eucharist, which is no mere empty commemoration thereof, but a true and wonderful though bloodless and mystical renewal of it. (Pope Leo XIII, Mirae Caritatis, May 28, 1902.)

You want to know what real “liberation theology” is? You want to know what real “empowerment” is? Spend time before the Blessed Sacrament on a regular basis. For it is the time we spend before Our Lord in His Real Presence which liberates us from human respect and permits us to see the world more clearly through the eyes of the true Faith. It is the time we spend before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament which empowers us to conquer pride and other vices in our own life, making it more possible to die to self so as to bear witness to Christ and His Holy Church no matter what it might cost us in this passing vale of tears. It is the time we spend before Our Beloved that equips us to love Him more deeply, to become more fully attached to Him and less attached to ourselves and the things, people, and places of this world (and to love the people around us more truly in light of willing their eternal salvation, including that of those who hate us and who calumniate us without mercy, as well as to use the things and places of this world more effectively for the salvation of souls, starting with our own).

Countless are the miracles wrought by the Holy Eucharist. Here is just one:

In May of the year 1787 the celebrated musician and pianist Hermann Cohen, a Jew born in Hamburg, was in Paris for a series of concerts. The prince of Moskowa a friend of the pianist, was at the same time conducting the choir’s May devotion in the church of St. Valere.

Hermann Cohen accepted an invitation from the prince to conduct the choir for one of the services, but he was distracted and irreverent during the sermon and often chatted with his neighbors. However, when the moment came for Benediction, his attitude was completely changed. He himself recounts:

Although I was not at all moved to bow the knee with the multitude, I felt within myself an inexplicable commotion. My soul, accustomed to the distraction of the world, seemed to find itself again, so to speak, and was at the same time conscious that something had passed within which was until now quite unknown. Without giving it a thought I bowed my knees. At the instant that the benediction of the Blessed Sacrament was given I felt for the first time an indescribable but agreeable movement within me. On the following Friday I went again, and the same interior movement occurred, only much stronger than before, and I felt as if a weight pressed upon my back, requiring me to bend the knee once more. Against my will I obeyed the impulse, when suddenly the thought rushed overpoweringly into my soul: Thou must become a Catholic!

A few days after this I happened to be one morning in the neighborhood of the same church of St. Valere. The bell rang for Holy Mass. I entered into the house of God, and remained an immovable spectator of the Most Holy Sacrifice. I heard one, two, three Holy Masses without thinking. I could not understand what kept me. Towards evening I was again led to the same church, against my wealth bell seemed to call me. I found that the Al-Holy was exposed, and as soon as I perceived it I was drawn irresistibly to the communion rail and fell upon my knees. I bowed myself this time without resistance at the moment of Benediction, and when I rose up I felt a strange sense of rest enter into my soul. I went back to my room and lay down upon my bed, but during the whole night my spirit, whether waking or sleeping, was ever busied with the Blessed Sacrament. I longed with impatience for the time when the Holy Mass should be said, and from thence-forward I heard daily many Masses at St. Valere with an interior joy which filled my whole being.

Until this time the pianist had looked upon Catholics and Catholic priests as people to be avoided, but now he felt an irresistible impulse to speak to a priest about his experiences. He was direction to Abbe Legrand, whose advice he meant to follow, but as Hermann admits, “. . .the devil was not yet overcome.” His concerts brought him large sums of money, which permitted him to revert to his indulgence of worldly amusements.

After giving a concert in Elms on August 8, 1947, he went, in spite of his friends, to a church and attended Holy Mass. During this service he received the grace of supernatural contrition Twenty days later he received the Sacrament of Baptism at the hands of Abbe Legrand. After receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation he never tired of saying, “I have found Him whom I love. He belongeth to me and I to Him. Never more will I let Him go.”

Shortly thereafter Hermann tarried one evening in the chapel of the Carmelite sisters where the Blessed Sacrament was exposed. Impressed on learning that some of these holy women remained throughout the night in adoration before the Eucharist, he determined to organize a confraternity of men who would perform a similar devotion. The Men’s Association for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament was soon founded and, on December 6 of 1848, the first nocturnal adoration was held. Since that time the confraternity is said to have spread throughout France.

Prompted by his love for the Blessed Sacrament, Hermann entered the Carmelite Order in 1849 and received the name of Augustine Mary of the Blessed Sacrament. Later he received the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

Thus the famed musician who had journeyed throughout Europe, charming audiences with the perfection of his talents, now journeyed to preach the glories of the Blessed Sacrament and the joys of those who embrace it with love and adore it with fervor.

Having been invited to preach in England, he founded in Kensington the beautiful church of St. Simon Stock and served as the first prior of its monastery. (Joan Carroll Cruz, Eucharistic Miracles, TAN Books and Publishers, pp. 194-196.)

Imagine this. The founder of Nocturnal Adoration was a Jew who converted because of the Most Blessed Sacrament! How great and good is God!

Our Lady gave her Divine Son the very Flesh and Blood that He offered up to the Father on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us. It is her fervent desire that we keep her Son company in His Real Presence, just as she valiantly stood by the foot of the Cross as she watched in horror as she saw our sins exact their brutal toll on the Flesh of her Divine Son. We pray to her to help us to be so Christ-centered in our daily lives that we grow in the habit of spending at least a few moments (if not a half hour or an hour, depending upon the duties of our states-in-life) each day. And it will center all of our activity properly, helping us to believe more firmly and to act more courageously as we seek to restore all things in Christ as the fruit of the Triumph of Our Lady’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit. And there is no better place to pray at least one set of mysteries of Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary than before her very own Divine Son’s Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

We have an opportunity today (or this evening, depending upon when the Mass of all ages in offered in your particular areas) to march with Our Lord and Our King in His Real Presence. We can thus realize these powerful words of Pope Pius XI in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:

If We ordain that the whole Catholic world shall revere Christ as King, We shall minister to the need of the present day, and at the same time provide an excellent remedy for the plague which now infects society. We refer to the plague of anti-clericalism, its errors and impious activities. This evil spirit, as you are well aware, Venerable Brethren, has not come into being in one day; it has long lurked beneath the surface. The empire of Christ over all nations was rejected. The right which the Church has from Christ himself, to teach mankind, to make laws, to govern peoples in all that pertains to their eternal salvation, that right was denied. Then gradually the religion of Christ came to be likened to false religions and to be placed ignominiously on the same level with them. It was then put under the power of the state and tolerated more or less at the whim of princes and rulers. Some men went even further, and wished to set up in the place of God’s religion a natural religion consisting in some instinctive affection of the heart. There were even some nations who thought they could dispense with God, and that their religion should consist in impiety and the neglect of God. The rebellion of individuals and states against the authority of Christ has produced deplorable consequences. We lamented these in the Encyclical Ubi arcano; we lament them today: the seeds of discord sown far and wide; those bitter enmities and rivalries between nations, which still hinder so much the cause of peace; that insatiable greed which is so often hidden under a pretense of public spirit and patriotism, and gives rise to so many private quarrels; a blind and immoderate selfishness, making men seek nothing but their own comfort and advantage, and measure everything by these; no peace in the home, because men have forgotten or neglect their duty; the unity and stability of the family undermined; society in a word, shaken to its foundations and on the way to ruin. We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior. It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. Many of these, however, have neither the station in society nor the authority which should belong to those who bear the torch of truth. This state of things may perhaps be attributed to a certain slowness and timidity in good people, who are reluctant to engage in conflict or oppose but a weak resistance; thus the enemies of the Church become bolder in their attacks. But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from him, and would valiantly defend his rights. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)

Will you be marching under the banner of Christ the King today or tonight as He is carried in solemn procession?

May it be our privilege for as long as we are alive to assist at a true offering of the Sacrifice of the Mass at the hands of a true alter Christus to help us get home to Him in Heaven, where we can adore Him with Our Lady, Saint Joseph and all of the saints face-to-face after a lifetime of adoring Him veiled behind the accidents of the mere elements of this passing earth.

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all Praise and all Thanksgiving be every moment Thine.

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all Praise and all Thanksgiving be every moment Thine.

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all Praise and all Thanksgiving be every moment Thine.

The Litany of the Blessed Sacrament

Written by Saint Peter Julian Eymard, for private use only

 

Kyrie, eleison
R. Kyrie, eleison
Lord, have mercy
R. Lord, have mercy.
Christe, eleison
R. Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy
R. Christ, have mercy.
Kyrie, eleison
R. Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy
R. Lord, have mercy.
Christe, audi nos
R. Christe, audi nos.
Christ, hear us
R. Christ, hear us.
Christe, exaudi nos.
R. Christe, exaudi nos.
Christ, graciously hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
Pater de caelis, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God the Father of Heaven,
R. have mercy on us.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
R. have mercy on us.
Spiritus Sancte, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God, the Holy Ghost,
R. have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity, One God,
R. have mercy on us.
Panis vive, qui de caelo descendisti,
R. miserere nobis.
O Living Bread, who from heaven descended,
R. have mercy on us.
Deus absconditus et Salvator,
R. miserere nobis.
Hidden God and Savior,
R. have mercy on us.
Frumentum electorum,
R. miserere nobis.
Grain of the elect,
R. have mercy on us.
Vinum germinans virgines,
R. miserere nobis.
Vine sprouting forth virgins,
R. have mercy on us.
Panis pinguis et deliciae regum,
R. miserere nobis.
Wholesome Bread and delicacy of kings,
R. have mercy on us.
Iuge sacrificium,
R. miserere nobis.
Perpetual sacrifice,
R. have mercy on us.
Oblatio munda,
R. miserere nobis.
Clean oblation,
R. have mercy on us.
Agne absque macula,
R. miserere nobis.
Lamb without spot,
R. have mercy on us.
Mensa purissima,
R. miserere nobis.
Most pure Feast,
R. have mercy on us.
Angelorum esca,
R. miserere nobis.
Food of angels,
R. have mercy on us.
Manna absconditum,
R. miserere nobis.
Hidden manna,
R. have mercy on us.
Memoria mirabilium Dei,
R. miserere nobis.
Memory of God’s wonders,
R. have mercy on us.
Panis supersubstantialis,
R. miserere nobis.
Supersubstantial Bread,
R. have mercy on us.
Verbum caro factum, habitans in nobis,
R. miserere nobis.
Word made flesh, living in us,
R. have mercy on us.
Hostia sancta,
R. miserere nobis.
Holy Victim,
R. have mercy on us.
Calix benedictionis,
R. miserere nobis.
Cup of blessing,
R. have mercy on us.
Mysterium fidei,
R. miserere nobis.
Mystery of faith,
R. have mercy on us.
Praecelsum et venerabile Sacramentum,
R. miserere nobis.
Most high and venerable Sacrament,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacrificium omnium sanctissimum,
R. miserere nobis.
Most holy of all sacrifices,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacrificium vere propitiatorium pro vivis et defunctis,
R. miserere nobis.
True propitiatory Sacrifice for the living and the dead,
R. have mercy on us.
Caeleste antidotum, quo a peccatis praeservamur,
R. miserere nobis.
Heavenly antidote, by which we are preserved from sin,
R. have mercy on us.
Stupendum supra omnia miraculum,
R. miserere nobis.
Most stupendous of all miracles,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacratissima Dominicae Passionis commemoratio,
R. miserere nobis.
Most holy Commemoration of the Passion of Christ
R. have mercy on us.
Donum transcendens omnem plenitudinem,
R. miserere nobis.
Gift transcending all abundance,
R. have mercy on us.
Memoriale praecipuum divini amoris,
R. miserere nobis.
Extraordinary memorial of divine love,
R. have mercy on us.
Divinae affluentia largitatis,
R. miserere nobis.
Affluence of divine largesse,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacrosanctum et augustissimum mysterium,
R. miserere nobis.
Most holy and august mystery,
R. have mercy on us.
Pharmacum immortalitatis,
R. miserere nobis.
Medicine of immortality,
R. have mercy on us.
Tremendum ac vivificum Sacramentum,
R. miserere nobis.
Awesome and life-giving Sacrament,
R. have mercy on us.
Panis omnipotentia Verbi caro factus,
R. miserere nobis.
Bread-made-Flesh by the omnipotence of the Word.
R. have mercy on us.
Incruentum sacrificium,
R. miserere nobis.
Unbloody sacrifice,
R. have mercy on us.
Cibus et convivia,
R. miserere nobis.
Our food and guest,
R. have mercy on us.
Dulcissimum convivium, cui assistunt Angeli ministrantes,
R. miserere nobis.
Sweetest banquet at which the Angels serve,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacramentum pietatis,
R. miserere nobis.
Sacrament of goodness,
R. have mercy on us.
Vinculum caritatis,
R. miserere nobis.
Bond of love,
R. have mercy on us.
Offerens et oblatio,
R. miserere nobis.
Offerer and offering,
R. have mercy on us.
Spiritualis dulcedo in proprio fonte degustata,
R. miserere nobis.
Spiritual sweetness tasted in its own fountain,
R. have mercy on us.
Refectio animarum sanctarum,
R. miserere nobis.
Refreshment of holy souls,
R. have mercy on us.
Viaticum in Domino morientium,
R. miserere nobis.
Viaticum of those dying in the Lord,
R. have mercy on us.
Pignus futurae gloriae,
R. miserere nobis.
Pledge of future glory,
R. have mercy on us.
Propitius esto,
R. parce nobis, Domine.
Be merciful,
R. spare us, O Lord.
Propitius esto,
R. exaudi nos, Domine.
Be merciful,
R. hear us, O Lord.
Ab indigna Corporis et Sanguinis tui susceptione,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From the unworthy reception of Thy Body and Blood,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
A concupiscentia carnis,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From passions of the flesh,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
A concupiscentia oculorum,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From the concupiscence of the eyes,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
A superbia vitae,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From pride,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Ab omni peccandi occasione,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From every occasion of sin,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per desiderium illud, quo hoc Pascha cum discipulis manducare desiderasti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through that desire, with which Thou desiredst to eat the Passover with Thy disciples,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per summam humilitatem, qui discipulorum pedes lavisti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through that profound humility with which Thou didst wash Thy disciples’ feet,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per ardentissimam caritatem, qua hoc divinum Sacramentum instituisti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through that most ardent love, with which Thou instituted this Divine Sacrament,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per Sanguinem tuum pretiosum, quem nobis in altari reliquisti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through the most precious Blood, which Thou hast left for us upon the altar,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per quinque vulnera huius tui Corporis sacratissimi, quod pro nobis suscepisti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through those five wounds of Thy most holy Body, which was given up for us,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Peccatores,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
Sinners we are,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut in nobis fidem, reverentiam et devotionem erga hoc admirabile Sacramentum augere et conservare digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously preserve and augment the faith, reverence, and devotion in us towards this admirable Sacrament,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut ad frequentem usum Eucharistiae per veram peccatorum confessionem nos perducere digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously lead us through the true confession of our sins to a frequent reception of the Eucharist,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut nos ab omni haeresi, perfidia ac cordis caecitate liberare digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously free us from every heresy, falsehood, and blindness of the heart,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut sanctissimi huius Sacramenti pretiosos et caelestes fructus nobis impertiri digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously impart to us the heavenly and precious fruits of this most Holy Sacrament,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut in hora mortis nostrae hoc caelesti viatico nos confortare et munire digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously protect and strengthen us in our hour of death with this heavenly viaticum,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Fili Dei,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
O Son of God,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. parce nobis, Domine.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
R. spare us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. exaudi nos, Domine.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
R. graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. miserere nobis, Domine.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
R. have mercy on us, O Lord.
Christe, audi nos
R. Christe, audi nos.
Christ, hear us
R. Christ, hear us.
Christe, exaudi nos.
R. Christe, exaudi nos.
Christ, graciously hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
Kyrie, eleison
R. Kyrie, eleison
Lord, have mercy
R. Lord, have mercy.
Christe, eleison
R. Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy
R. Christ, have mercy.
Kyrie, eleison
R. Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy
R. Lord, have mercy.
Pater noster …
Ave Maria, …
Our Father …
Hail Mary …
V. Panem de caelo praestitisti eis, (T.P. Alleluia)
R. Omne delectamentum in se habentem. (T.P. Alleluia)
V. Thou didst furnished them with Bread from heaven, (P.T. Alleluia)
R. Having in it every delight. (P.T. Alleluia)
Oremus;
Deus, qui nobis sub Sacramento mirabili Passionis tuae memoriam reliquisti; tribue quaesumus, ita nos Corporis et Sanguinis tui sacra mysteria venerari, ut redemptionis tuae fructum in nobis iugiter sentiamus. Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. Ame
Let us pray:
O God, who under a marvelous Sacrament has left us a memorial of Thy Passion; grant us; we beseech Thee; so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within us the fruit of Thy Redemption. Thou, who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

 

Pange Lingua, by Saint Thomas Aquinas, composed for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Pange lingua gloriosi
Corporis mysterium,
Sanguinisque pretiosi,
Quem in mundi pretium
Fructus ventris generosi
Rex effudit Gentium.

Sing, my tongue,
The mystery of the glorious body,
And of the precious Blood,
Shed to save the world,
By the King of the nations,
The fruit of a noble womb.

Nobis datus, nobis natus
Ex inacta Virgine,
Et in mundo conversatus,
Sparso verbi semine,
Sui moras incolatus
Miro clausit ordine.

Given to us, born for us,
From a stainless Virgin,
And having dwelt in the world,
Sowing the seed of the word,
He closed in a wonderful way,
The days of his habitation.

In suprema nocte coenae
Recumbus cum fratribus
Observata lege plene
Cibis in legalibus,
Cibum turbae duodenae
Se dat suis manibus.

On the night of His last supper,
Reclining with His brothers,
The law having been fully observed
With legal foods,
He gives Himself as food with His
Own hands to the twelve.

Verbum caro, panem verum
Verbo carnem efficit:
Fitque sanguis Christi merum,
Et si sensus deficit,
Ad firmandum cor sincerum
Sola fides sufficit.

The Word in Flesh makes true Bread
His Flesh with a word;
Wine becomes the Blood of Christ,
And if sense is deficient,
To confirm sincere hearts,
Faith alone suffices.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Then let us prostrate and
Venerate so great a Sacrament,
And let the old law yield
To the new rite;
Let faith stand forward to
Supply the defect of the senses.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.

To the Begetter and the Begotten,
Be praise and jubilation,
Health, honor, and strength,
And blessing too,
And let equal praise be to Him,
Who proceeds from Both.
Amen. Alleluia.

Amen. Alleluia.

June 18, 2014, Article

June 18, 2014, Feast of Saint Ephrem the Deacon and the Commemoration of the Feast of Saints Mark and Marcellianus:

Although it took me much, much longer than expected, What Constitutes “Rest” for a Figure of Antichrist, part two, has been posted.

As noted early last week after the syncretist “prayer for peace” in the Vatican Gardens on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014, those who don’t see the true state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal simply do not want to make the sacrifices necessary to suffer the consequences of admitting that the conciliar church is false, a a counterfeit ape of the Catholic Church, and that its “popes” been been spiritual robber barons whose words and actions have shown them to be enemies of Christ the King and of the souls for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood.

There will be two more article this week on the follies of naturalism, including Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro lecturing the conciliar “archbishop” of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, for speaking at a “March for Marriage” in Washington, District of Columbia, and another article on the mess created by the Bushes and made worse by Obama’s crew of globalists in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Other than that, however, I must concentrate on other work as the support for this site simply is not there to continue at the pace at which articles have been written. Check back from time to time as devotional articles will be republished on various feast days and, of course, Jorge might say something new, something I really doubt as he has said it all so many times before.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Ephrem the Deacon, pray for us.

Saint Mark and Marcellianus, pray for us.

 

What Constitutes “Rest” For A Figure of Antichrist, part two

One of the things that struck me after posting part one, of this commentary on Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s latest interview is the total lack of originality on the part of those who have interviewed him. Every one of these interviews have gone over the same subject manner, noting a few exceptions here and there. What is the point of all of this except to feed the egos of the interviewers, who seem as oblivious to the content of Jorge’s other interviews as Bergoglio is to the content of actual Catholic doctrine, and to feed the false “pontiff’s” insatiable need to be in the public limelight?

A review of past interviews (see Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part three, Francis: Apostle of Antichrist, part one, Francis: Apostle of Antichrist, part two, Francis: Apostle of Antichrist, part three, Nothing Random About This, part one, Nothing Random About This, part two, Nothing Random About This, part three, Nothing Random About This, part four, Nothing Random About This, part fiveMemo From Patrolman Ed Nicholson To Jorge Mario Bergoglio: SHUT UP!, part one, Memo From Patrolman Ed Nicholson to Jorge Mario Bergoglio: SHUT UP!, part two), Not Another Interview! and On the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe and Omar, part four, the end, at last) will reveal that Jorge has said nothing new in them that he has not stated endlessly in his daily screeds at the Casa Santa Marta his general audience addresses, his “homilies” and speeches while traveling abroad and in his two manifestos of revolutionary action, Lumen Fidei, June 29, 2013, and Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013. While Jorge loves to repeat himself in the manner of Dr. Frances Rappaport of the original Ding Dong School, whose name is now synonymous with his own pedantic style of speaking down to his listeners, it is nothing other than remarkable see how lazy journalists are these days as they ask questions that have been answered by their interviewees many times before.

Back to the interview (or as much of it as I can stomach until it is time for me to quit work for the night):

Poor and humble Church

“Poverty and humility are at the heart of the Gospel, and I say this in a theological sense, not sociological. You cannot understand the Gospel without poverty, which, however, should be distinguished from pauperism. I believe that Jesus wants bishops to be servants and not princes.” (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Comment Number Six:

Jorge the Egalitarian strikes again.

Here is the most effective refutation of this Protestant and Judeo-Masonic anti-clerical egalitarianism:

It remains for Us now to say a few words about the Modernist as reformer. From all that has preceded, it is abundantly clear how great and how eager is the passion of such men for innovation. In all Catholicism there is absolutely nothing on which it does not fasten. They wish philosophy to be reformed, especially in the ecclesiastical seminaries. They wish the scholastic philosophy to be relegated to the history of philosophy and to be classed among absolute systems, and the young men to be taught modern philosophy which alone is true and suited to the times in which we live. They desire the reform of theology: rational theology is to have modern philosophy for its foundation, and positive theology is to be founded on the history of dogma. As for history, it must be written and taught only according to their methods and modern principles. Dogmas and their evolution, they affirm, are to be harmonized with science and history. In the Catechism no dogmas are to be inserted except those that have been reformed and are within the capacity of the people. Regarding worship, they say, the number of external devotions is to be reduced, and steps must be taken to prevent their further increase, though, indeed, some of the admirers of symbolism are disposed to be more indulgent on this head. They cry out that ecclesiastical government requires to be reformed in all its branches, but especially in its disciplinary and dogmatic departments They insist that both outwardly and inwardly it must be brought into harmony with the modern conscience which now wholly tends towards democracy; a share in ecclesiastical government should therefore be given to the lower ranks of the clergy and even to the laity and authority which is too much concentrated should be decentralized The Roman Congregations and especially the index and the Holy Office, must be likewise modified The ecclesiastical authority must alter its line of conduct in the social and political world; while keeping outside political organizations it must adapt itself to them in order to penetrate them with its spirit. With regard to morals, they adopt the principle of the Americanists, that the active virtues are more important than the passive, and are to be more encouraged in practice. They ask that the clergy should return to their primitive humility and poverty, and that in their ideas and action they should admit the principles of Modernism; and there are some who, gladly listening to the teaching of their Protestant masters, would desire the suppression of the celibacy of the clergy. What is there left in the Church which is not to be reformed by them and according to their principles?  (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.)

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is King. His true Vicars are thus Monarchs, not democrats, not egalitarians. Pope Saint Pius X was a true servant of the One Sheepfold of Christ the King. He always upheld the royal dignity of the Supreme Pontiff, never debasing it as Jorge the Vulgar and Visceral continues to do with his actions and his revolutionary propaganda.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio focuses on “his” love for “the people” and their love for “him.” While Catholics pray for a true pope, they revere his person not because of his personality but because he is the Vicar of Christ the King, Monarch. A visceral, egalitarian “democrat” such as Bergoglio is all focused on himself. Moreover, no one truly “loves” “the people” unless he wills their good, the ultimate expression of which is the salvation of their immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church who are ready at all times to meet Christ the King at the moment of their Particular Judgment by living and dying in a state of Sanctifying Grace.

Idolatry of money and wars

“It is proven that with leftover food we could feed people who are hungry. When you see photograph of starving children in different parts of the world, does your head bursts, you cannot understand it. I believe that we live in a global economic system that is not good.  At the heart of the economic system there must be man, man and woman, and everything must be at the service of man. But instead we have put money in the center, the god of money. We have fallen into the sin of idolatry, the idolatry of money. The economy moves with the anxiety of having more and paradoxically fosters a culture of waste. Discarding the young when limiting the birth rate. We also discard the elderly because they are no longer needed, they do not produce, they are a passive class … And by discarding the young  and the elderly, we discard a people’s future because young people pull forward with strength and because the elderly give us wisdom, they have the remembrance of this people, and must pass it on to the young. Now it is fashionable to discard young people with unemployment. I am very concerned about the unemployment rate of young people, which in some countries exceeds fifty percent. Someone told me that 75 million young Europeans aged under 25 are unemployed. It is a barbarism. We are discarding an entire generation to maintain an economic system that no longer holds, a system which, in order to survive, must fight wars, as great empires have always done. Since we cannot have a third world war, we fight regional wars. What does this mean? It means that they manufacture and sell weapons, and so the budgets of the idolatrous economies, the major worldwide economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money, obviously, are healed. This sole thought deprives us of the richness of diversity of thought and therefore of a dialogue between people. Proper globalization is wealth. Bad globalization cancels the differences. It is like a sphere, with all points equidistant from the center. An enriched globalization is like polyhedron, all united but each retaining its peculiarity, its wealth, its identity. And this is not happening“. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Comment Number Seven (or how to deal with anthropocentric insanity):

There are several points to be made in this answer, which is pretty identical to various allocutions that he has given and to some passages in Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013,

First, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, true his false religion of the idolatry of man that is at the essence of concilarism, says that man must be at the center of a just economic system.

Wrong.

The true God of Divine Revelation must at the center of all that we do. A just economic system must be based on principles that flow from the Social Teaching of Holy Mother Church. It is only when Christ the King is at the center of all our activities, including those in the economic sphere, as men pursue the common temporal good in light of their Last End, the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven, that a truly just political, social and economic order can be structured and maintained.

There will always be injustice in the world. Greedy, selfish men will always seek to enrich themselves at the expense of others. It is only the right order of temporal affairs in light of eternity that men, vivified and fortified by Sanctifying Grace, can overcome vicious habits and seek to treat others as they would treat Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Himself.

Second, the entirety of the modern economic system whose ills have been decried time and time again by Jorge Mario Bergoglio is built upon a specific and categorical rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by His Catholic Church. 

As I am aware that some readers forget the specific content of what they read, here again is the late Dr. George O’Brien’s concise summary of whole the world of Judeo-Calvinist-Masonic capitalism that spawned socialism in response came into existence:

The thesis we have endeavoured to present in this essay is, that the two great dominating schools of modern economic thought have a common origin. The capitalist school, which, basing its position on the unfettered right of the individual to do what he will with his own, demands the restriction of government interference in economic and social affairs within the narrowest  possible limits, and the socialist school, which, basing its position on the complete subordination of the individual to society, demands the socialization of all the means of production, if not all of wealth, face each other today as the only two solutions of the social question; they are bitterly hostile towards each other, and mutually intolerant and each is at the same weakened and provoked by the other. In one respect, and in one respect only, are they identical–they can both be shown to be the result of the Protestant Reformation.

We have seen the direct connection which exists between these modern schools of economic thought and their common ancestor. Capitalism found its roots in the intensely individualistic spirit of Protestantism, in the spread of anti-authoritative ideas from the realm of religion into the realm of political and social thought, and, above all, in the distinctive Calvinist doctrine of a successful and prosperous career being the outward and visible sign by which the regenerated might be known. Socialism, on the other hand, derived encouragement from the violations of established and prescriptive rights of which the Reformation afforded so many examples, from the growth of heretical sects tainted with Communism, and from the overthrow of the orthodox doctrine on original sin, which opened the way to the idea of the perfectibility of man through institutions. But, apart from these direct influences, there were others, indirect, but equally important. Both these great schools of economic thought are characterized by exaggerations and excesses; the one lays too great stress on the importance of the individual, and other on the importance of the community; they are both departures, in opposite directions, from the correct mean of reconciliation and of individual liberty with social solidarity. These excesses and exaggerations are the result of the free play of private judgment unguided by authority, and could not have occurred if Europe had continued to recognize an infallible central authority in ethical affairs.

The science of economics is the science of men’s relations with one another in the domain of acquiring and disposing of wealth, and is, therefore, like political science in another sphere, a branch of the science of ethics. In the Middle Ages, man’s ethical conduct, like his religious conduct, was under the supervision and guidance of a single authority, which claimed at the same time the right to define and to enforce its teaching. The machinery for enforcing the observance of medieval ethical teaching was of a singularly effective kind; pressure was brought to bear upon the conscience of the individual through the medium of compulsory periodical consultations with a trained moral adviser, who was empowered to enforce obedience to his advice by the most potent spiritual sanctions. In this way, the whole conduct of man in relation to his neighbours was placed under the immediate guidance of the universally received ethical preceptor, and a common standard of action was ensured throughout the Christian world in the all the affairs of life. All economic transactions in particular were subject to the jealous scrutiny of the individual’s spiritual director; and such matters as sales, loans, and so on, were considered reprehensible and punishable if not conducted in accordance with the Christian standards of commutative justice.

The whole of this elaborate system for the preservation of justice in the affairs of everyday life was shattered by the Reformation. The right of private judgment, which had first been asserted in matters of faith, rapidly spread into moral matters, and the attack on the dogmatic infallibility of the Church left Europe without an authority to which it could appeal on moral questions. The new Protestant churches were utterly unable to supply this want. The principle of private judgment on which they rested deprived them of any right to be listened to whenever they attempted to dictate moral precepts to their members, and henceforth the moral behaviour of the individual became a matter to be regulated by the promptings of his own conscience, or by such philosophical systems of ethics as he happened to approve. The secular state endeavoured to ensure that dishonesty amounting to actual theft or fraud should be kept in check, but this was a poor and ineffective substitute for the powerful weapon of the confessional. Authority having once broken down, it was but a single step from Protestantism to rationalism; and the way was opened to the development of all sorts of erroneous systems of morality. (Dr. George O’Brien, An Essay on the Economic Effects of the Reformation.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio knows none of this, and it would scoff at it as so much nonsense if someone tried to explained this to him

Third, Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s euphemistic references to child-killing by chemical and surgical means and to the slaughter of the the elderly by means of euthanasia (the false “pontiff” does not understand the fact that that human beings of all ages are being killed in hospices in the name of “compassion” and in hospitals under the aegis of the medical industry’s manufactured money-making myth of “brain death”) never once refer to the fact that these killings are in violation of the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment. There is, as has been pointed out and over again, absolutely no understanding of the simple fact that it is impossible to establish a just order in the world when men are at war with God by means of their unrepentant sins. And why is it that Jorge can quote numbers and percentages of those unemployed in Europe but never talks about the numbers of those killed by chemical and surgical means in their mothers’ wombs? (See Abortion Statistics and a scholarly article written in 1999 that includes a review of baby-killing methods, Numbers and Methods of Killing Babies.)

Then again, he is the greatest warrior against the true God of Divine Revelation on the face of this earth as he offend His greater honor, majesty and glory by committing apostate acts in violation of the First and Second Commandments and by spreading blasphemous heresies in a vulgar, coarse and demagogic manner as he tickles the itching ears of those who want to be reaffirmed in their sins.

Fourth, Bergoglio’s prescription for the madness of “globalization,” which is nothing other than a recycling of the shopworn ideology found in Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s Caritas in Veritate, June 29, 2009. The world does not need “globalism.” The world needs Catholicism.

You want an antidote?

You got it:

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.)

Enough.

The divisions between Catalonia and Spain

“All divisions bother me. There is independence for emancipation and independence for secession. Independence for emancipation, for example, are the Americans, who were emancipated from the European states. The independence of nations for secessions are a dismemberment at times quite obvious. Just think the former Yugoslavia. Obviously there are nations with such different cultures that could not be joined even with glue. The case of Yugoslavia is very clear, but I wonder if it is so clear in other cases, for other people who until now have been united.   This must be studied on a case-by-case basis. Scotland, Padania, Catalonia. There will be cases that are right, others that are not.  But secession from a nation without an antecedent of forced union must be confronted carefully and analyzes on a case by case basis.” (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Without an antecedent of forced union?

Does this man know anything of the wars for Scottish Independence that were fought in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, to say nothing of various wars and battles that last as late as the Sixteenth Century and the spillover of the English Civil War (1642-1651) and the so-called “Glorious Revolution” (1688) in England, which resulted in Dundee’s rising in Scotland?

Without an antecedent of forced union?

The false “pontiff” is as ignorant of true history as he is of the Catholic Faith.

Insofar as Catalonia is concerned, one of the driving forces for Catalonian independence is the desire on the part of independence advocates to give the “people” the “right” to vote in favor of surgical baby-killing (see Only with the independence we will be able to decide by ourselves a proper abortion law).

All of this really begs the question, however, as a true pope would have the prudence to speak only in an official capacity, not off the cuff, on matters of this kind. 

As Jorge did choose to blab on these matters, though, it should be pointed out that there are times when secession even without a history of forced union are thoroughly justified by the circumstances in order to promote the common good and to seek an escape from a central government whose laws violate the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.

All of this really begs the question, however, as a true pope would have the prudence to speak only in an official capacity, not off the cuff, on matters of this kind.

As Jorge did choose to blab on these matters, though, it should be pointed out that there are times when secession even without a history of forced union are thoroughly justified by the circumstances in order to promote the common good and to seek an escape from a central government whose laws violate the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.

The Prayer for Peace on Sunday, June 8th

“I felt that it was something that eluded us all. Here, in the Vatican, 99 percent of the people said it would not have done, and then that one percent grew. I felt that we were being pushed into something that had never occurred and gradually took shape. It was by no means a political act – and I felt this from the beginning – but a religious act: to open a window on the world”. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

The opposition within the walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River to the blasphemous “Prayer for Peace” on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014, had nothing to do with defending the honor and glory of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity. It had to do with fear of antagonizing tensions in the Middle East. After all, how could anyone in the Vatican oppose an “inter-religious” prayer meeting after Assisi I, Assisi II, Assisi III and Bergoglio 461 (days in office, that is).

A religious act?

Here is an antidote to that sort of heretical talk:

I am the LORD thy God: thou shalt not have strange Gods before me.

Everything that there is say about the Pentecost Sunday syncretism festival has been said in Antichrist and His Anti-Pentecost and Antichrist Has Shown Us His Calling Card? Do You Care?.

Journey to the Holy Land

“I decided to go because President Peres invited me. I knew that his tenure ended this spring, and so I was obliged, in some way, to go beforehand.  His invitation hastened the trip, I had not thought of doing it.” (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

A man who is a baptized Catholic had not thought of going to the Holy Land? 

Oh well, life is good at the Casa Santa Marta.

Once again, everything that can be said about Jorge’s trip to the Holy Land is to be found in On the Road to Gehenna With Jorge, Abe and Omar, part oneOn the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe and Omar, part twoOn the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe and Omar, part three and On the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe and Omar, part four (the end, at last).

Jews and Christians

“You cannot live your Christianity, you cannot be a true Christian, if you do not recognize your Jewish roots. I don’t mean Hebrew in the sense of Semitic race, but in a religious sense. I believe that interfaith dialogue should deepen this, the Jewish roots of Christianity and the flourishing Christian Judaism. I understand that it is a challenge, a hot potato, but it can be done as brothers. I pray every day the Divine Office with the Psalms of David. We went through the 150 Psalms in a week. My prayer is Hebrew, and then I have the Eucharist, which is Christian”. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

One is a true Christian by being baptized a member of the Catholic Church and by persisting in a State of Sanctifying Grace while adhering to everything contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith.

Judaism is a dead, superseded religion. The entirety of Sacred Scripture belongs to the Catholic Church the Old Testament points to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Only Catholic prayer, which is Trinitarian prayer, is true and pleasing to God.

Blasphemer.

Anti-Semitism

“I cannot explain why it happens, but I think it is a very united phenomenon, in general, and without a fixed rule, to the right. Antisemitism usually lurks better in right political currents rather than left, right? And it continues. Including those who deny the Holocaust, a madness. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a shallow demogague.

Well, is there any other type of demagogue?

Catholics are called to be anti-every-false religion (Talmudism, Mohammedanism, Protestantism, Orthodoxy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Animism, etc.).

The true anti-Semites in the world are the conciliar revolutionaries such as Jorge Mario Bergolio as these hideous men are content to leave Talmudists in their false religion, which they praise constantly, even though it is loathsome in the sight of the Most Blessed Trinity and has the capacity to sanctify and save no human being.

Insofar as Jorge Mario Begoglio’s shallow observation about anti-Semitism being found amongst those who adhere to those who adhere to the false opposite of naturalism termed as “the right,” suffice it to say that Adolf Hitler was the leader of the National Socialist Party.

Furthermore, almost every self-respecting American politician of the false opposite of the naturalist “right” pays his due obeisance to Talmudic Judaism and to the Zionist State of Israel, whose murderous, racialist policies they indemnify at almost every turn.

In reality, you see, there is plenty of genuine anti-Semitism to be found in the precincts of the false opposite of the naturalist “left.” Has Jorge ever heard of the man who was Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro’s spiritual mentor for over twenty years, the “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright?

Even a columnist in the Zionist stronghold known as the New York Post observed the following five months ago:

But lately, anti-Semitism has become more a left-wing pathology. It is driven by the cheap multicultural trashing of the West. Jewish people here and abroad have become convenient targets for those angry with supposedly undeserved Western success and privilege. (The Cowardly New Anti-Semitism)

Jorge the Judaizer is a complete creature of revolutionary slogans and propaganda, daring to use the term “holocaust” that the Talmudists have chosen to signify the shedding of the blood of Jews by the agents of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich as supposedly incomparable to the shedding of the blood of anyone else in the history of the world, including that of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Whose very Holy Name they despise and upon Whose Holy Cross they spit with revulsion.

Moreover, the likes of Adolf Hitler rose to power in Europe precisely because of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic attacks on the Social Reign of Christ the King that produced the religiously indifferent, anti-Incarnation civil state of Modernity replete with all of its political, social, moral, legal and economic injustices. Catholics are not to blame for the amoral, murderous actions or the racialist attitudes of Adolf Hitler.

The Jews themselves help to make it possible for Hitler to come to power in Germany by over four centuries of attacks on the Social Reign of Christ the King and, more proximately, by financing the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that Hitler, who was a socialist but not a Bolshevik, used to justify his own consolidation of power in Germany. They were thus the victims of their own schemes against Christ the King and His Holy Church, and it is in no way to denigrate the the nature crimes committed by Hitler’s agents at Der Fuerher’s instructions to reject the specific numerical claims or to point out that the suffering visited upon the Jews was the logical consequence of the loss of Holy Mother Church’s protection of them that followed in the wake of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King throughout Europe.

Pius XII and the Vatican Archives

“The opening of the Archives will bring a lot of light. On this theme, what worries me is the figure of Pius XII, the Pope who led the Church during the Second World War. Everything was pulled out on poor Pius XII. But we must remember that first he is seen as the great defender of Jews. He hid many in convents in Rome and in other Italian cities, as well as in the summer residence of Castel Gandolfo. There, in the Pope’s house, in his bedroom 42 children were born, the children of Jews and other persecuted refugees. I do not mean that Pius XII did not make mistakes – I too make so many  – but his role is to be read in the context of that time. Was it better, for example, for him not to speak so that no more Jews would be killed most Jews, or should he have spoken? I also want to say that sometimes I am overcome by existential hives when I see everyone taking it out on the Church and Pius XII, and they forget the great powers. Do you know that they were perfectly aware of the Nazi railway network that transported Jews to the concentration camps? They had photos. But they did not bomb these railway lines. Why? It would be good to talk a bit about everything”. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

A Brief Comment Number, Yes, I’ve Lost Count of the Number (look, I’m getting older):

In this, my few readers, the false “pontiff” actually makes some sense.

Let me qualify this observation by saying that Pope Pius XII’s actual wartime record has been examined by scholars, who have acquitted our last true pope of all of the calumnies uttered against him by professional exploiters of Hitler’s crimes (see, for example, the appendix found at the end of Showing Us The Value Of A Conciliar Consecration). There is no reason for anyone to doubt Pope Pius XII’s heroism during World War II. Some Talmudists do so to extract from the lords of conciliarism whatever concessions they want concerning Catholic doctrine and praxis and to cow all critics of Judeo-Masonry from opposing efforts to advance their agenda of statism and unbridled moral evils and rank perversity under cover of the civil law.

It is also interesting to note that Jorge Mario Bergoglio never makes reference to the conversion of the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Israel Zolli, to the Catholic Faith after he had been moved by Papa Pacelli’s efforts to save the Jewry of Rome and Europe. Zolli even took Eugenio when he was baptized.

This having been noted, however, Bergoglio did make a very good point to talk about the actions of the Allies during World War II. Credit must be given where credit is due. This does not make Jorge a member of the Catholic Church or a true Successor of Saint Peter. However, one has to be intellectually dishonest not to acknowledge the a good point when one is made.

Priest or head of the Church?

“The size of a priest is that which best shows my vocation.  To serve people comes from within. I turn off the light so as not to spend too much money, for example. These are things pastors do. But I also feel Pope. It helps me do things seriously. My co-workers are very serious and professional. I have the help that I need to do my duty. You should not play at being Pope or priest, it would be immature. When a head of state arrives, I must receive him with the protocol and dignity he deserves. It is true that I have problems with the protocol, but we must respect it”. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Comment Number Whatever:

Jorge returned to his revolutionary form in this answer, whose awkward phraseology is most likely the result of some translator’s hurried efforts to make the text of the interview accessible in the English language.

Jorge tooted his own horn once again as he boasted about turning off the lights in order to save money. Sorry, Jorge, that does not undo your heresy, apostasy, blasphemy and sacrilege.

Secondly, his completely coarse, vulgar, venal nature is such that thinking himself as a “pope” grates against his supposed “people-loving” ways. He has to remind himself that he is a “pope” to that he can take his duties “seriously.” Although I am not any kind of psychoanalyst, it appears to this layman that Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s personality is that of a narcissistic adolescent, a delinquent who thrills at being the rebel. He would prefer not to adhere to protocol when meeting heads of state as it is simply not part of his “egalitarian,” “street-priest” style. It is only the seriousness and professionalism of those around him who help him take things seriously.

As I noted thirteen months ago, Don’t Worry, Jorge, We Don’t Take You Seriously As A Catholic In The Slightest.

Changes and Future Plans

“I have no flash of inspiration, I have no personal project, simply because I never thought that I would have remained here at the Vatican. Everyone knows: I arrived with a small suitcase to go right back to Buenos Aires. What I’m doing is to realize that upon which the Cardinals reflected in the general congregations before the conclave to discuss the problems of the Church. From there come reflections and recommendations. A very concrete one was that the future Pope should be able to count and outside Council, a group of advisers who did not live in the Vatican. The board of the eight cardinal is composed of members from all continents and has a coordinator. It meets here every three months. Now on July 1st we have a four day meeting and we are making changes that the cardinals themselves are asking for. It is not imperative that we make them but it would be unwise not to listen to those who know the situation”. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Nonsense.

The revolutionary program for “reform” has been spelled out by Oscar Andres Maradiaga Rodriguez, the Chief Commissar (see Commissar of Antichrist Speaks, part one, Commissar of Antichrist Speaks, part two, Commissar of Antichrist Speaks, part three and Commissar of Antichrist Speaks, part four) and by Bergoglio himself in Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013 (see Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part one, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part two, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part three, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part four, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part five, Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part six and Jorge and Oscar’s False Gospel of False Joy, part seven).

As I noted two months ago, Jorge Has Cooked the Books in favor of his revolutionary program. The Commissars are window dressing for public consumption in display of “collegiality.”

 The relationship with the Orthodox

“My brother Bartholomew I came to Jerusalem to commemorate the meeting that took place 50 years ago between Paul VI and Athenagoras. That was a meeting after a thousand years of separation. Since Vatican II, the Catholic Church makes every effort to come closer and the Orthodox Church does to. With some Orthodox Churches there is more closeness than with others. I wanted Bartholomew to be with me in Jerusalem, and there it was projected that he also be present at the prayer at the Vatican. For him it was a risky step, because he can be reprimanded, but we must be impressed by this gesture of humility, and for use it is necessary because it is inconceivable that we are divided as Christians, it is a historical sin to which we must make amends”. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Calling Rodney King Kind of Comment: The master of the “Why Can’t We All Get Along” Ecclesiology, whose antecedent roots can be found in the latent theology of a late drunken motorist who violently resisted arrest named Rodney King, Jorge Mario Bergoglio simply does not understand how there can be “divisions” between Christians. He has already half-jokingly referred to the late Athenagoras telling Giovanni Eugenio Antonio Maria Motnini/soon-to-be “Blessed” Paul The Sick that all of the theologians should be sent to an island in order for “brothers” to iron out “differences” among them.The “take-away” from this is that my satirical commentary, Leading Up to the Decrees of the Third Council of Nicea  may turn out to be a pretty accurate prediction of what will come out of the seventeen hundredth anniversary of the First Council of Nicea. For yet another review of the ways in which Orthodoxy defects from the Catholic Faith, please see the appendix found at the end of On the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe and Omar, part four, the end, at last.

Faith, science and atheism

“There has been an increase in atheism during the existentialist age, perhaps due to the influence of Sartre. But then came a step forward, towards spiritual quest, the encounter with God in many different ways, not necessarily related to traditional religious forms. The clash between science and faith peaked during the Enlightenment, but it is not so fashionable today, thank God, because we all realized the closeness that exists between one thing and another. Pope Benedict XVI has a good teaching on the relationship between science and faith. In general, most scientists are now very respectful of the faith and an agnostic or atheist scientist says, “I do not dare enter that field”.” (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Up In Smoke Comment:

Has this man been to the State of Colorado without letting any of us know about the trip?

Huh?

The mad scientists who have given us cloning, in vitro fertilization, all manner of pharmaceutical products designed to alter the mind and the money and to kill innocent babies in their mothers’ wombs, genetically modified organisms, the manufactured myth of “brain death” in order to vivisect human beings for their body members, the cross-breeding of human and animal genes and other such delights straight from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and the Weimar Republic and Hitler’s Third Reich are not at war with the true God of Divine Revelation as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His true Church, the Catholic Church?

The conflict between faith and science is not so “fashionable” today?

Then again, a mad theologian has had to have to respect for fellow madmen in various fields, including that of science.

This answer alone shows the shallowness and utter detachment from the dangers of the world in which we live that constitute the mind, such as it is, of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

The Heads of State and politics

“Many heads of state came and the variety is interesting. Each with their own personality. My attention was drawn by a transversal element among the young politicians, whether center, left or right. Maybe they talk about the same problems, but with new music, and I like it, gives me hope because politics is one of the highest forms of love, of charity. Why? Because it leads to a common good, and a person who can, but does not enter politics to serve the common good, is egoistic. And if instead he uses politics for his own good, this is corruption. About fifteen years ago, the French bishops wrote a pastoral letter, a reflection entitled réhabiliter la politiqu’. It is a beautiful text that helps to understand all these things. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Comments from Pope Pius XI and Pope Saint Pius X:

Here is what Jorge Mario Bergoglio should have said to each of the heads of state who have visited him, including Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro (see Smiling Themselves Into the Very Depths of Hell):

Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother’s womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)

The common good?

The common good must be pursued in light of man’s Last End:

3. That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. Based, as it is, on the principle that the State must not recognize any religious cult, it is in the first place guilty of a great injustice to God; for the Creator of man is also the Founder of human societies, and preserves their existence as He preserves our own. We owe Him, therefore, not only a private cult, but a public and social worship to honor Him. Besides, this thesis is an obvious negation of the supernatural order. It limits the action of the State to the pursuit of public prosperity during this life only, which is but the proximate object of political societies; and it occupies itself in no fashion (on the plea that this is foreign to it) with their ultimate object which is man’s eternal happiness after this short life shall have run its course. But as the present order of things is temporary and subordinated to the conquest of man’s supreme and absolute welfare, it follows that the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it. The same thesis also upsets the order providentially established by God in the world, which demands a harmonious agreement between the two societies. Both of them, the civil and the religious society, although each exercises in its own sphere its authority over them. It follows necessarily that there are many things belonging to them in common in which both societies must have relations with one another. Remove the agreement between Church and State, and the result will be that from these common matters will spring the seeds of disputes which will become acute on both sides; it will become more difficult to see where the truth lies, and great confusion is certain to arise. Finally, this thesis inflicts great injury on society itself, for it cannot either prosper or last long when due place is not left for religion, which is the supreme rule and the sovereign mistress in all questions touching the rights and the duties of men. Hence the Roman Pontiffs have never ceased, as circumstances required, to refute and condemn the doctrine of the separation of Church and State. Our illustrious predecessor, Leo XIII, especially, has frequently and magnificently expounded Catholic teaching on the relations which should subsist between the two societies. “Between them,” he says, “there must necessarily be a suitable union, which may not improperly be compared with that existing between body and soul.-“Quaedam intercedat necesse est ordinata colligatio (inter illas) quae quidem conjunctioni non immerito comparatur, per quam anima et corpus in homine copulantur.” He proceeds: “Human societies cannot, without becoming criminal, act as if God did not exist or refuse to concern themselves with religion, as though it were something foreign to them, or of no purpose to them…. As for the Church, which has God Himself for its author, to exclude her from the active life of the nation, from the laws, the education of the young, the family, is to commit a great and pernicious error. — “Civitates non possunt, citra scellus, gerere se tamquam si Deus omnino non esset, aut curam religionis velut alienam nihilque profuturam abjicere…. Ecclesiam vero, quam Deus ipse constituit, ab actione vitae excludere, a legibus, ab institutione adolescentium, a societate domestica, magnus et perniciousus est error.”  (Pope Saint Pius X, Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906.)

As was his wont throughout his priestly life of absolute fidelity to Christ the King, Pope Saint Pius X minced no words when addressing himself to the injustice done both to God and to the nation of France itself by the law of separation. Our sainted pontiff decried the effect of French laws on marriage, family and the education, and he stated in no uncertain terms that at the separation of Church and State is a “thesis absolutely false.” Something that is false in 1906 does not become “true” at a later point by the invocation of a “hermeneutic of continuity” (or “living tradition”) or by Francis the Illusionist’s simply ignoring that which he believes was wrong to begin with as it was part of the “no church” of the past.

Paragraph Three of Vehementer Nos, which has been cited on these pages so many, many times in the past, makes it clear that the Roman Pontiffs “have never ceased, as circumstances required, to refute and condemn the doctrine of the separation of Church and State.” That the conciliar “pontiffs” have embraced and promoted this falsehood is just another proof of the fact that they have not been true and legitimate Successors of Saint Peter as Vicars of Christ cannot teach that which has been condemned in the past.

The abdication of Benedict

“Pope Benedict accomplished a very big gesture. He opened a door, he created an institution, that of possible Popes emeritus. Seventy years ago there were no bishops emeritus. How many are there today? Well, since we live longer, we arrive at an age when we cannot go on with things. I will do the same as he did, I will ask the Lord to enlighten me when the time comes and tell me what I should do. He will tell me for sure.” (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Another This Is Not News Comment:

Wasn’t Henrique Cymerman, the Talmudic journalist who conducted the latest interview with Jorge, aboard the El Al flight that took the Argentine Apostate from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Rome, on Monday, May 26, 2014, as Jorge told us that the “office” of “Pope Emeritus” is now an institution in the counterfeit church of conciliarism?

My potential resignation

“I will do what the Lord tells me to do. Pray and try to follow God’s will. Benedict XVI no longer had the strength and honestly, as a man of faith, humble as he is, he took this decision. Seventy years ago, Popes Emeritus didn’t exist. What will happen with Popes Emeritus? We need to look at Benedict XVI as an institution, he opened a door, that of the Popes Emeritus. The door is open, whether there will be others, only God knows. I believe that if a bishop of Rome feels he is losing his strength, he must ask himself the same questions Pope Benedict XVI did.” (Interview Number I’ve Lost Count of the Number.)

The only thing that is really “new” about Bergoglio’s answer to Cymerman on this point is that he now seems more definite about resigning when the time is right for him to do so after making sure his revolutionary agenda is institutionalized beyond any kind of possible point of return. (For my comments on Jorge’s answer from all of twenty-two days ago, see On the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe and Omar, part four, the end, at last.)

When I thought of retiring with the priests at rest

‘I had a private room for me in a nursing home for elderly priests in Buenos Aires. I would have left the archdiocese at the end of last year and I had already submitted the resignation to Pope Benedict when I turned 75 years old. I chose a room and I said: I want to come and live here. I will work as a priest, helping in parishes. That would have been my future before becoming Pope”.  (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Third to Last Comment:

How humble, how self-effacing.

He could have helped out in however many parishes that he wanted. He is layman, not a priest.

The football World Cup

“The Brazilians have asked me for neutrality … (laughs) and I keep my word because Brazil and Argentina have always been antagonists”. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Second to Last Comment:

As I came to realize much, much later than I should have, competitive sports engenders needlessly hostility, much more so now given the absence of a superabundance of Sanctifying and Actual Grace and the prevalence of so many unrepented sins i the world. Competitive sports are the domains of large corporate advertisers who specialize in pedaling immodesty, indecency and impurity. No human being has any need to watch tattooed people display athletic skills. Our time is better spent praying Rosaries and doing spiritual reading.

The World Cup is a waste of one’s good Catholic time, and this is from one who wasted a good deal of time in his life watching baseball. Who can watch the advertisements for unmentionable products or sit by passively watching the tattooed players and indecently dress fans in the stands and say that he is using his time as Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ desires?

How I would like to be remembered

“I  never thought of this, but I like it when one remembers someone else and says: “He was a good man, he did what he could, he was not so bad””. (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Never thought of this?

Maybe so.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is not stupid. He must know, barring God’s direct intervention, he is going to be “canonized” immediately upon his death, thereby entering the Conciliar Pantheon of False Idols. It will be “Santo Subito” for “Saint Francis the Merciful, the Humble, the Pious, the Devout, the Kind and the Slayer of Straw Men,” and I mean that it will be announced immediately after his death, thereby making unnecessary any Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo “Mass of Christian Burial.”

Conclusion

There have been several other developments in recent days in the never-never land of the netherworld known as the counterfeit church of conciliarism. I see no point in reviewing such things as yet another “group hug” session between Jorge Mario Bergolio and Justin Welby, the layman who masquerades as the “archbishop” of Canterbury, inside the walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River on Monday, June 16, 2014 (see Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby discuss ways of working for unity).

Come on, it’s all be said by our true popes:

It is for this reason that so many who do not share ‘the communion and the truth of the Catholic Church’ must make use of the occasion of the Council, by the means of the Catholic Church, which received in Her bosom their ancestors, proposes [further] demonstration of profound unity and of firm vital force; hear the requirements [demands] of her heart, they must engage themselves to leave this state that does not guarantee for them the security of salvation. She does not hesitate to raise to the Lord of mercy most fervent prayers to tear down of the walls of division, to dissipate the haze of errors, and lead them back within holy Mother Church, where their Ancestors found salutary pastures of life; where, in an exclusive way, is conserved and transmitted whole the doctrine of Jesus Christ and wherein is dispensed the mysteries of heavenly grace.

It is therefore by force of the right of Our supreme Apostolic ministry, entrusted to us by the same Christ the Lord, which, having to carry out with [supreme] participation all the duties of the good Shepherd and to follow and embrace with paternal love all the men of the world, we send this Letter of Ours to all the Christians from whom We are separated, with which we exhort them warmly and beseech them with insistence to hasten to return to the one fold of Christ; we desire in fact from the depths of the heart their salvation in Christ Jesus, and we fear having to render an account one day to Him, Our Judge, if, through some possibility, we have not pointed out and prepared the way for them to attain eternal salvation. In all Our prayers and supplications, with thankfulness, day and night we never omit to ask for them, with humble insistence, from the eternal Shepherd of souls the abundance of goods and heavenly graces. And since, if also, we fulfill in the earth the office of vicar, with all our heart we await with open arms the return of the wayward sons to the Catholic Church, in order to receive them with infinite fondness into the house of the Heavenly Father and to enrich them with its inexhaustible treasures. By our greatest wish for the return to the truth and the communion with the Catholic Church, upon which depends not only the salvation of all of them, but above all also of the whole Christian society: the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if it is not of one fold and one shepherd. (Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868.)

Agreement and union of minds is the necessary foundation of this perfect concord amongst men, from which concurrence of wills and similarity of action are the natural results. Wherefore, in His divine wisdom, He ordained in His Church Unity of Faith; a virtue which is the first of those bonds which unite man to God, and whence we receive the name of the faithful – “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Eph. iv., 5). That is, as there is one Lord and one baptism, so should all Christians, without exception, have but one faith. And so the Apostle St. Paul not merely begs, but entreats and implores Christians to be all of the same mind, and to avoid difference of opinions: “I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms amongst you, and that you be perfect in the same mind and in the same judgment” (I Cor. i., 10). Such passages certainly need no interpreter; they speak clearly enough for themselves. Besides, all who profess Christianity allow that there can be but one faith. It is of the greatest importance and indeed of absolute necessity, as to which many are deceived, that the nature and character of this unity should be recognized. And, as We have already stated, this is not to be ascertained by conjecture, but by the certain knowledge of what was done; that is by seeking for and ascertaining what kind of unity in faith has been commanded by Jesus Christ. (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)

Weigh carefully in your minds and before God the nature of Our request.  It is not for any human motive, but impelled by Divine Charity and a desire for the salvation of all, that We advise the reconciliation and union with the Church of Rome; and We mean a perfect and complete union, such as could not subsist in any way if nothing else was brought about but a certain kind of agreement in the Tenets of Belief and an intercourse of Fraternal love.  The True Union between Christians is that which Jesus Christ, the Author of the Church, instituted and desired, and which consists in a Unity of Faith and Unity of Government. (Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae, June 20, 1894.)

So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. During the lapse of centuries, the mystical Spouse of Christ has never been contaminated, nor can she ever in the future be contaminated, as Cyprian bears witness: “The Bride of Christ cannot be made false to her Spouse: she is incorrupt and modest. She knows but one dwelling, she guards the sanctity of the nuptial chamber chastely and modestly.”The same holy Martyr with good reason marveled exceedingly that anyone could believe that “this unity in the Church which arises from a divine foundation, and which is knit together by heavenly sacraments, could be rent and torn asunder by the force of contrary wills.” For since the mystical body of Christ, in the same manner as His physical body, is one, compacted and fitly joined together, it were foolish and out of place to say that the mystical body is made up of members which are disunited and scattered abroad: whosoever therefore is not united with the body is no member of it, neither is he in communion with Christ its head. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)

Actually only those are to be included as members of the Church who have been baptized and profess the true faith, and who have not been so unfortunate as to separate themselves from the unity of the Body, or been excluded by legitimate authority for grave faults committed. “For in one spirit” says the Apostle, “were we all baptized into one Body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free.” As therefore in the true Christian community there is only one Body, one Spirit, one Lord, and one Baptism, so there can be only one faith. And therefore, if a man refuse to hear the Church, let him be considered – so the Lord commands – as a heathen and a publican. It follows that those who are divided in faith or government cannot be living in the unity of such a Body, nor can they be living the life of its one Divine Spirit. (Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)

Still believe that the Catholic Church and the counterfeit church of conciliarism are one and the same. That’s your problem. You are simply wrong. (See Are the Conciliar Church and the Catholic Church The Same?)

The Catholic Church cannot be the author of error, heresy, apostasy, blasphemy or sacrilege. She can never be the author of any kind of novelty or innovation. She does not contradict herself. She speaks with one voice throughout the ages, the voice of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Bridegroom, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:

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.)

7. It is with no less deceit, venerable brothers, that other enemies of divine revelation, with reckless and sacrilegious effrontery, want to import the doctrine of human progress into the Catholic religion. They extol it with the highest praise, as if religion itself were not of God but the work of men, or a philosophical discovery which can be perfected by human means. The charge which Tertullian justly made against the philosophers of his own time “who brought forward a Stoic and a Platonic and a Dialectical Christianity” can very aptly apply to those men who rave so pitiably. Our holy religion was not invented by human reason, but was most mercifully revealed by God; therefore, one can quite easily understand that religion itself acquires all its power from the authority of God who made the revelation, and that it can never be arrived at or perfected by human reason. In order not to be deceived and go astray in a matter of such great importance, human reason should indeed carefully investigate the fact of divine revelation. Having done this, one would be definitely convinced that God has spoken and therefore would show Him rational obedience, as the Apostle very wisely teaches. For who can possibly not know that all faith should be given to the words of God and that it is in the fullest agreement with reason itself to accept and strongly support doctrines which it has determined to have been revealed by God, who can neither deceive nor be deceived? (Pope Pius IX, Qui Pluribus, November 9, 1846.)

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.)

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.)

Not least among the blessings which have resulted from the public and legitimate honor paid to the Blessed Virgin and the saints is the perfect and perpetual immunity of the Church from error and heresy. We may well admire in this the admirable wisdom of the Providence of God, who, ever bringing good out of evil, has from time to time suffered the faith and piety of men to grow weak, and allowed Catholic truth to be attacked by false doctrines, but always with the result that truth has afterwards shone out with greater splendor, and that men’s faith, aroused from its lethargy, has shown itself more vigorous than before. ( Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)

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.)

Nothing that the conciliar officials do, including trying to dismiss Pope Saint Pius X’s condemnations of Modernism as having been conditioned by the times in which he lived is new as His Apostateness, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, said the exact same thing almost as Father Ratzinger, “Cardinal” Ratzinger and “Pope” Benedict XVI:

1971: In theses 10-12, the difficult problem of the relationship between language and thought is debated, which in post-conciliar discussions was the immediate departure point of the dispute.

The identity of the Christian substance as such, the Christian ‘thing’ was not directly … censured, but it was pointed out that no formula, no matter how valid and indispensable it may have been in its time, can fully express the thought mentioned in it and declare it unequivocally forever, since language is constantly in movement and the content of its meaning changes. (Fr. Ratzinger: Dogmatic formulas must always change.)

1990: The text [of the document Instruction on the Theologian’s Ecclesial Vocation] also presents the various types of bonds that rise from the different degrees of magisterial teaching. It affirms – perhaps for the first time with this clarity – that there are decisions of the magisterium that cannot be the last word on the matter as such, but are, in a substantial fixation of the problem, above all an expression of pastoral prudence, a kind of provisional disposition. The nucleus remains valid, but the particulars, which the circumstances of the times influenced, may need further correction.

In this regard, one may think of the declarations of Popes in the last century [19th century] about religious liberty, as well as the anti-Modernist decisions at the beginning of this century, above all, the decisions of the Biblical Commission of the time [on evolutionism]. As a cry of alarm in the face of hasty and superficial adaptations, they will remain fully justified. A personage such as Johann Baptist Metz said, for example, that the Church’s anti-Modernist decisions render the great service of preserving her from falling into the liberal-bourgeois world. But in the details of the determinations they contain, they became obsolete after having fulfilled their pastoral mission at their proper time. (Joseph Ratzinger, “Instruction on the Theologian’s Ecclesial Vocation,” published with the title “Rinnovato dialogo fra Magistero e Teologia,” in L’Osservatore Romano, June 27, 1990, p. 6, cited at Card. Ratzinger: The teachings of the Popes against Modernism are obsolete)

2005: It is precisely in this combination of continuity and discontinuity at different levels that the very nature of true reform consists. In this process of innovation in continuity we must learn to understand more practically than before that the Church’s decisions on contingent matters – for example, certain practical forms of liberalism or a free interpretation of the Bible – should necessarily be contingent themselves, precisely because they refer to a specific reality that is changeable in itself. It was necessary to learn to recognize that in these decisions it is only the principles that express the permanent aspect, since they remain as an undercurrent, motivating decisions from within.


On the other hand, not so permanent are the practical forms that depend on the historical situation and are therefore subject to change
. (Christmas greetings to the Members of the Roman Curia and Prelature, December 22, 2005.)

As I noted early last week after the “prayer for peace” meeting” in the Vatican Gardens on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014, it is my view that we are at the point where repeating what has been stated hundreds upon hundreds of times before is counterproductive. Those who want to see the true state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal will do so. We can only pray that more will do so as we thank Our Lord for having sent us the graces through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother for having extricated ourselves from the clutches of the conciliar revolutionaries.

This is why, ladies and gentlemen, it is so important to have nothing whatsoever to do with the counterfeit church of conciliarism. It is indeed a counterfeit religion, one that was born in a revolution and has been advanced by revolutionaries of different stripes (Girondists and Jacobins, Mensheviks and Bolsheviks) with one common goal: to make war upon the Catholic Faith as It has been revealed by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to His Holy Church Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.

We must embrace the fullness of the Catholic Faith without compromise to conciliarism or its false shepherds. We must try to save our souls in the catacombs by consecrating ourselves to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through Our Lady’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.. We must spend as much time as our states-in-life permit before her Divine Son’s Real Presence if this is at all possible where one lives.. And we must protect ourselves and our family members from the efforts of Modernity in the world and Modernism in the conciliar church to take us away from the sure path that is Tradition, which has been handed down to us by the Apostles themselves and is to be kept unchanged until Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s Second Coming in glory on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead.

May we beg Our Lady’s help to recognize the errors that confront us and stay firm in our embrace of the fullness of the truths of the Faith, hoping and praying that we will die in a state of Sanctifying Grace and thus be able to enjoy the victory of the martyrs themselves in the presence of the glory of the Beatific Vision, in the company of the Communion of Saints, headed by herself, the Queen of the Angels and Saints,, remembering that the best path to Heaven after the Mass is Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary.

The final victory belongs to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

May it be our privilege to plant a few seeds for this great triumph and the ushering in of the Reign of Mary and the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King.

Viva 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.

Saint Ephrem the Deacon, pray for us.

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June 16, 2014, Articles

June 16, 2014, Ferial Day (Resumed Mass of the First Sunday after Pentecost:

The conclusion of a two-part series reviewing Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s eighth interview will have to wait for another day. What Constitutes “Rest” for A Figure of Antichrist?, part one, was published yesterday.

Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of the inimitable William C. Koneazy. This reflection of a truly larger-than-life champion of the Catholic Faith was written ten years ago and updated five years ago. It is hereby republished with warm memories of a man who brought true Catholic joy to everyone he met. Please pray for the soul of this lover of the Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother. A True Catholic Rendezvous: A Personal Reminiscence of the late +William C. Koneany, R.I.P. 

Eternal rest grant until him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Finally, Father Louis J. Campbell, has given me his most kind and gracious permission to post his sermon from Trinity Sunday, which was delivered at Saint Jude Shrine in Stafford, Texas. You will find this to be a powerful defense of the Catholic Faith. I thank Father Campbell for the permission that he has given me to post his sermon for the readers of this site: Facing the Bitter Truth.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

A True Catholic Rendezvous: A Personal Reminiscence of the Late +William C. Koneazny, R.I.P.

[2014 Preface: As noted on the introductory page, this reminiscence was written in 2004 after the death of +William C. Koneazny. It was republished five years ago on the fifth anniversary of his death. It is my privilege to republish it yet again ten years to the day after the death of this legendary figure, a man who cooperated with the graces to accept the true state of Holy Mother Church in this time of apostasy and betrayal no matter what it cost him in terms of human respect. Please pray for the soul of this gregarious Catholic gentleman, whose larger than life presence is missed so much by his widow, his children and grandchildren.]

News of the death of William C. Koneazny reached me late on the evening of June 16, 2004. He had died around the time of the Angelus earlier that morning, according to an e-mail sent to Richard and Silvana Cowden-Guido by his daughter, Mrs. Jean Koneazny Pollock. There was a Solemn High Requiem Mass for this indescribable apostle of the Catholic Faith at the former Saint Patrick Church in Falls Village, Connecticut, on Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. As one who met Bill Koneazny and his remarkable family nearly eighteen years ago, I want to renew on this fifth anniversary of Bill’s death an assurance to his devoted widow, Mrs. Eloise Koneazny, and to his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren (as well as the rest of his family members) that we pray for his soul every day. And I also want to take this opportunity to revisit a few reminiscences of a remarkable Catholic man, William C. Koneazny, who was 77 years of age at the time of his death.

The Providence of God leads us to meet many people in the course of our lifetimes. As the late Father John A. Hardon, S.J., noted frequently, “There is no such thing as a coincidence. Everything happens within the Providence of God.” I was led to meet Bill and Eloise Koneazny and their clan back when I was running for Lieutenant Governor of New York on the Right to Life Party line in the summer of 1986.

Jean Pollock, who ran what was called the “Summer Catholic Rendezvous” at the Canaan Valley Sporting Club in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in an area where the border between northwestern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts meanders and weaves in an almost incomprehensible manner, called me to ask my running mate, Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon, and/or me to speak at their Summer Rendezvous. Mrs. Marjorie Garvey, who helped to put out The Parents’ Guide to Opus Dei, had recommended that Jean contact me.

Well, Mr. Dillon, who died on August 15, 2010, was unavailable. Thus, Jean had to settle for me. I can say in all truth that my agreeing to speak at the Rendezvous in the summer of 1986 helped to set me on the path to correct the errors of my Americanist ways and thus become an advocate of the Social Reign of Christ the King. As you will discover below, Bill Koneazny himself played a major role in my “conversion” in this regard.

Mrs. Pollock gave me meticulous directions to the Canaan Valley Sporting Club. Although I made a wrong turn or two on the mountain roads that were on the final leg of my journey from Long Island to Sheffield, Massachusetts, I made it there late on a Friday afternoon. The children of Jean Pollock and her husband Patrick were holding down the fort at the dilapidating structure that was the sporting club. Little did I realize that those six children, who ranged in age at that time from eleven to one (God blessed them with four more siblings), had been exposed all throughout their lives to some of the most influential Catholics, men and women who had participated in the phenomenon (and there is no other word to describe it) known as the Catholic Rendezvous, both in Sheffield and at the Ragamont Inn in Salisbury, Connecticut, in November of each year.

The Catholic Rendezvous was organized by Bill and Eloise Koneazny in the early 1970s to gather together a variety of Catholic speakers for a combination of talks, spiritual devotions, debates and discussions, all interspersed with a considerable amount of the consumption of adult beverages and the smoking of oversized cigars, neither of which interested me in the slightest. That, however, did not deter me from enjoying the camaraderie of the Rendezvous.

The Rendezvous was an outgrowth of Triumph magazine, which had been started by the late Brent Bozell in 1964 when he broke with his brother-in-law, William F. Buckley, Jr., over the secular conservative thrust of National Review. The late Brent Bozell, the father of the Brent Bozell who is known as the “conservative” bird dog of the “mainstream” media, came to understand the necessity of promoting the triumph of the Social Reign of Christ the King as the only way to retard the evils of modernity.

Among some of the writers of Triumph apart from Mr. Bozell who were recruited to participate in the Rendezvous in the early days were Warren Carroll, who founded Christendom College in 1977, Garry Potter, and Donald D’Elia, a professor of history at the State University of New York College at New Paltz (and a prominent figure in the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists). Among those who would participate as the years wore on were Richard Cowden-Guido, Father James LeBar (the chief exorcist of the Archdiocese of New York), the late Dr. William A. Marra, and a whole host of others whose names I simply cannot recall at this point.

My own participation in the Rendezvous came relatively late in the phenomenon’s life. Many of the Rendezvousers were early participants in Operation Rescue. Some of them were brutalized in the police riot that took place in West Hartford, Connecticut, in June of 1989. The Rendezvous was an eclectic mix of sometimes quite eccentric personalities. Each Rendezvous had enough combustible material to ignite heated conversations about First and Last Things, to say nothing about the state of the Church and the world. And it spawned a few imitations. Garry Potter had a Washington Catholic Rendezvous in February of 1987.

Most of the participants in the Rendezvous were earnest “conservative” Catholics who were devoted to the Social Reign of Christ the King but who had yet to come to realize the importance of restoring the Traditional Latin Mass. Nonetheless, contacts were made there that helped many of us to find our way to tradition. The late Dr. Marra helped the Koneaznys find their way back to Tradition, just as he had helped me, along with Bill Koneazny, to come to understand the incompatibility of the American founding with the Faith. The Rendezvous thus brought together a variety of disparate souls who came to profit from the interchanges provided thereby.

I met Bill Koneazny and his wife Eloise late that Friday afternoon in July of 1986. He was sitting in a plastic chair on the veranda of the Canaan Valley Sporting Club, bedecked in a large shirt that he wore outside of his pants and festooned with a straw Panama hat. A cigar, which I came to realize was an ubiquitous feature of his, was being puffed quite merrily as he shook my hand. He began speaking about his early days in the tree and pest business, describing also his days as a stand-up comedian in some of the local establishments in western Massachusetts. I had no idea, however, of the Catholic profundity of this man until the next morning, although I discovered the piety of the home in which his wife and he lived later that evening. They had created a very impressive outdoor Way of Cross that led to a stone shrine in honor of Our Lady. “These are serious Catholics,” I thought to myself at the time. I learned just how serious by the following morning.

Jean Pollock had asked me to give a talk to the young people gathered for the Summer (or Youth) Rendezvous about the sin of “human respect.” The first part of the talk centered on the obligations we have to be soldiers in the Army of Christ and to resist peer pressure and popularity in order to stand fast in defense of the Holy Faith. I would not change a word of the first part of that talk. The second part, however, centered on how we had the opportunity under the framework of the American Constitution to speak as Catholics and to restore once again the primacy of God’s laws over human law as the foundation of the administration of justice. I not only would change everything about the second part of that talk; I am embarrassed by the fact that I gave it.

Bill Koneazny really stuck it to me immediately after I had completed my talk. As he took a puff on his cigar in the big plastic arm chair, he barked, “The Constitution is evil. It does not mention Christ.” I “defended” the Constitution by saying that it at least gave us the opportunity to compete in the marketplace of ideas, that we could use its framework to plant the seeds for the Catholicization of the country. I was quite wrong, of course, which is why I recognize only too well the arguments made by those who think me daft nowadays for my criticism of the American founding as antithetical to the Catholic Faith.

Bill Koneazny was unimpressed with my response. Speaking quite directly to a candidate for the second highest office in the State of New York, Bill said, “Politics is a sideshow.” I was not ready at that time to accept his comments. However, I filed them away. By the grace of our dear Blessed Mother I came to recognize the Catholic wisdom she had imparted upon William C. Koneazny and his brilliant ability to speak truth in a direct and forceful manner between puffs on a cigar. He was right, I was wrong.

Bill and Eloise Koneazny spent a great deal of money funding the food and the drinks served at the Rendezvous, to say nothing of paying for the expenses of the speakers. They cooked up many of the meals for the rendezvouers, especially during the summer rendezvous, and served their guests. They demonstrated both humility and graciousness, sprinkled with a lot of good humor, in the process.

Indeed, Bill was an expert chef. He and Eloise had their own catering business, an enterprise that would bring them into the homes of people who found themselves exposed to the Koneaznys’ apostolic efforts. And Bill and Eloise would venture down the 120 miles or so from the Berkshire Mountains to New York City once or twice a year, staying at Howard Johnson’s hotel on the west side of Manhattan, affording them a good location from which to witness to the Catholic Faith to street walkers and drug dealers. Bill used these occasions to swagger into bars with his panama hat and walking stick, shouting out, “Listen up, everyone. Belly on up to the bar. We’re talking about God and the Catholic Church. Drinks are on the house.” Bill, who was a very good apologist for the Faith, took on all comers. God uses each man’s strengths to try to reach other’s souls. Bill Koneazny’s strength was that he was a showman who used his naturally gregarious bent for the sake of bringing souls into the true Church (or bringing the fallen away back into the Church).

Bill and Eloise’s generosity extended to the speakers they imported for the Rendezvous. They put up some of the speakers in their home, nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires in Sheffield, Massachusetts, although they spent a few months every year in a winter home in Picayune, Mississippi. I spent a few nights at their home in Sheffield back in July of 1986, sharing a bedroom with Dr. Don D’Elia. A typical Rendezvous moment occurred the first evening of my stay there.

Don D’Elia has worn hearing aids for years. He stored his hearing aids in a drawer of a bureau in the bedroom we were sharing in the Koneazny house that weekend in 1986. I heard a strange sort of buzzing sound emanating from the direction of the bureau, not knowing it was the sound of Don’s hearing aids. Don was sound asleep in his bed, stone cold deaf as he snored up a storm. Well, as one who treasures the opportunity to sleep, I was determined to stop the noise. So, I pounded on the bureau. The noise stopped.

We found out the next morning that I had killed Don D’Elia’s hearing aids. “I think I killed Don D’Elia’s hearing aids,” I announced the next morning at breakfast. Bill and Eloise just roared when the story was recounted. Indeed, Bill, who had been, as mentioned before, a professional comic and story-teller, was full of personal vignettes that had occurred over the years at the Rendezvous. And his broad sense of humor, which could range from the earthy to the dry, usually manifested itself in multifaceted ways during the course of any given Rendezvous.

One of the examples of Bill Koneazny’s dry humor occurred at the end of the “winter” Rendezvous at the Ragamont Inn in November of 1989. He posted a typewritten “schedule” for the final day, a Sunday, of the Rendezvous. It went something like this:

9:00 a.m. Rosary

9:30 a.m. Holy Mass

10:45 a.m. Brunch

12:00 noon Final talk

1:30 p.m. Everyone leaves the Ragamont Inn to return home

4:00 p.m. Farley Clinton speaks

If you don’t catch that one, I am sorry, folks. Bill was having some fun at the expense of Farley Clinton, who has been for some years now the Rome correspondent for The Wanderer, who was not present at that Rendezvous. Bill was also able to poke fun at himself, especially when he moderated Catholic trivia games. And he was not above trying bring a bit of levity to events that were a little pretentious, as he did at a fund-raiser for Christendom College in New York City in the 1980s. The precise nature of Bill’s prank is probably best not to publish here. Suffice it to say, however, that it brought down the house. And there was the time in 1987 during the youth Rendezvous that a large spider was lowering itself right next to where Ann Cillus, who heads the Padre Pio Society in Canada, was speaking. Mrs. Cillus was a little unnerved by the arachnid. Bill Koneazny was unfazed. He took the spider by its web, put it in his mouth and ate it with delight. “Could have used a bit more pepper,” he said as Mrs. Cillus tried to control a scream of surprise. Bill just licked his chops as Mrs. Cillus tried to regain her composure.

Above and beyond all that Bill Koneazny sought to do for the Church–and above and beyond the burlesque nature of the personality he used to good effect in public settings, though, he and his wife were first and foremost Catholic parents who were concerned about getting their children home to Heaven. Each of their four children (Jean, Joan, Jennifer and James, all “J’s in honor of Our Lord) continued on their parents’ apostolic efforts in their own way, welcoming their own children quite generously and training them, the Koneazys’ grandchildren, to be apostles for Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.

Bill Koneazny was man known to do great penances. He once announced that he was going to go on a strict bread and water fast throughout the forty days of Lent. I was very impressed when he said to this to me. He then deadpanned. “Yes, I am going to drink nothing other than beer during the entirety of Lent. What’s beer but bread and water compressed into a can?”

Although quite the jokester in public, Bill Koneazny was deadly serious about the salvation of his immortal soul, especially about prayer and real acts of penance and mortification. His daughter Jean Pollock told me in a phone conversation five days before he died that he prayed the Thirty Days’ Novena to Saint Joseph every day of his adult life. Bill Koneazny, although he had gone to the Novus Ordo for over twenty years before the late Bill Marra brought him back to Tradition, was not influenced by the new religion into thinking that he had his salvation assured for him. He worked out his salvation in fear and in trembling, spending countless hidden hours in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and to the Mother of God.

As a man of consummate faith and complete acceptance of the will of God, Bill Koneazny gave remarkable witness to others when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2003. After having been given the initial news, Bill went back for a follow-up examination. He brought some flowers for the nurse who had been attending him. Quite surprised, she said, “No patient’s ever given me flowers before.” Bill told her, “No one’s ever given me cancer before.” By the grace of our dear Blessed Mother, Bill Koneazny, who would frequently sing in a very loud voice “Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria” as he walked through the corridors of the Canaan Valley Sporting Club or the Ragamont Inn during a Rendezvous, was intent on demonstrating that a Catholic accepts the news of a terminal illness with faith in the will of God, being grateful for the opportunity to prepare for a happy and holy death.

Bill Koneazny has now encountered his true Catholic rendezvous. It can be said that the Rendezvous events he sponsored over the course of twenty years (the last one was in Kingston, New York in 1994, I believe) were really something of a foretaste of the Last Day, when all of the souls of the just will be rejoicing forever in the glory of the Beatific Vision.

Well, Bill has had his rendezvous with the Divine Master he loved so completely and served so well throughout his seventy-seven years of life. He would be the first one to implore his family and his many hundreds upon hundreds of friends and acquaintances to pray for the repose of his immortal soul and to have Masses offered for him ceaselessly, to say nothing of remembering him in their daily Rosaries. The legacy of Catholic apostolic zeal and fervor he imparted upon his children and grandchildren will include Masses offered for his immortal soul when his great grandchildren are having children or have entered the religious life.

What I did not note five years ago in the original posting of this article was that the late William C. Koneazny, the man who helped to steer me away from there heresy of Americanism, was also light years ahead of me about the simple truth that those who defect from the Faith expel themselves from the Church and thus cannot hold ecclesiastical office legitimately. Bill’s prayers from eternity, I am sure, helped us to find our way to the truth about our ecclesiastical situation. It was through the Koneaznys and the Pollocks that we met Father Joseph Collins in 2003, and it was through Father Collins that we met Father Denis McMahon, who brought my late father-in-law, Mr. John Collins, back to the Faith one month before he died in 2007 after having been away from It for over seventy years. We owe Bill a great deal.

Bill Koneazny was sent many graces by Our Lady in his life. He did not waste them. He is still working for us from eternity as his dear widow, Mrs. Eloise Koneazny, has Masses offered for his immortal soul on the sixteenth of each and every month and as his friends, including us, remember his immortal soul in our prayers every single day without fail.

Once again, in behalf of my wife Sharon and our daughter Lucy Mary Norma, I want to assure Mrs. Koneazny and her children and their spouses and their own children of our prayers for Bill Koneazny’s immortal soul each day, including this fifth anniversary of his death. The little church in Falls Village was indeed bursting at the seams five years ago when Father Joseph Collins, who is the pastor of Saint Michael’s Chuch in Glenmont, New York, offered Bill’s Requiem Mass, which itself was a testament to the affection that so many people continue to have for a giant of a Catholic apostle who had such love for Our Lord, Our Lady, Saint Joseph and all of the angels and the saints.

I have quoted Bill Koneazny several times on this site over the years. His daughter Jean told me of her late father’s unshakeable Faith in Our Lady’s Fatima Message. Bill knew full well that Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart would triumph in the end. As he told his children, “Our Lady will come and throw the bums out!”

Amen!

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat ei.

Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Anima ejus et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace. Amen.

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Father Louis J. Campbell: Sermon for Trinity Sunday

[Publisher-editor’s note: Father Louis J. Campbell, who was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on September 3, 1961, and has been the pastor of Saint Jude Shrine in Stafford, Texas, since 2001, has been gracious enough to give his permission for me to post his powerful sermon for Trinity Sunday on this site. I am grateful to Father Campbell for permitting me to do so. Please pray for Father Campbell and his assistant priest, who was ordained in 1958, for the work they do so tirelessly in behalf of souls during this time of apostasy and betrayal.]

Trinity Sunday, June 15, 2014

Facing the Bitter Truth

by Father Louis J. Campbell

Before He ascended to the Father, the command of our Lord Jesus Christ was to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…” (Mt.28:19). He made no exceptions, like “Don’t make disciples of the Ephesians,” or “Don’t bother with the Philippians,” or “Don’t preach the Gospel to the Jews, they have their own covenant.”  

But what passes for the Church in these times has chosen not to preach the Gospel to the Jews. They say, with John Paul II, that the Jewish covenant with God has never been revoked. Only a false church could disobey Our Lord’s direct command to preach the Gospel to all nations. The True Church could never disobey in such an essential matter. But the conciliar church is no longer obedient to our Lord. It now obeys the instructions of its new master, Talmudic Judaism. 

On his recent visit to Middle East locations, “Francis I” Bergoglio prayed at the Wailing Wall and visited the Yad Vashev Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, where he quoted the words, “A great evil has befallen us, such as never happened under the heavens.” This was like the kiss of Judas. No atrocity, not even the so-called Holocaust, can be compared IN ANY WAY with the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. History is full of horrible atrocities, mass killings and genocides, but the killing of Jesus Christ, True God and True Man, was an infinitely greater atrocity than any of them. To kill other human beings is homicide. To kill the Son of God is deicide.

So why do Jews consider their “Holocaust” – their claim that six million Jews died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz and other locations – such an unspeakable atrocity? What about the seven to eleven million Ukrainians who died of forced starvation under Josef Stalin and his comrades in the early 1930’s? This is seldom brought to our attention. It’s not your “Holocaust” movie of the month. And what about the estimated twenty to sixty million Christians and others who were liquidated under Communism in the Soviet Union? 

The real point about the Holocaust is not the number who died. It’s that those who died were Jews. According to the holy book of apostate Judaism, The Talmud, to strike a Jew is to attack God. They believe their “Holocaust” was deicide! Other human beings are of an inferior species. To kill them is a much lesser evil. The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ was the execution of a criminal, because He was a mere man claiming to be God, and was thereby guilty of blasphemy. Those who believe that Jesus Christ is God are also guilty of blasphemy, and they, too, should be executed.  

How can Francis befriend those who follow The Talmud, which assigns Jesus Christ to Hell, and portrays the Blessed Virgin Mary as a woman of low moral character? Well, he doesn’t want to judge. Since the beginning of the Christian era, the Jews of The Talmud, which was written and compiled by the Jews who refused to accept Jesus as the Messiah, have sought to overcome and destroy the Catholic Church. One of their most effective methods is to infiltrate the Church, planting secret Jews in positions of influence and power within the Church. There they can carry out their work of destroying Catholicism. Consider the cadre of Jewish false clergy at Vatican II, who managed to push through the document, Nostra Aetate, which has been the source of so much damage to the Catholic Church.

According to the book written at the beginning of Vatican II, The Plot Against the Church: ⃰

“The highest aim of the Jewish Fifth Column in the clergy has always been to gain control of the papacy and to place a secret Jew on the chair of St. Peter. For this would make it possible for it to use the Church for the revolutionary. Imperialist plans of the Synagogue and to cause harm to our religion.” (Maurice Pinay, The Plot Against The Church,192)

It is difficult for us to face the bitter truth, but the evidence is there, right before our eyes. At least two of the conciliar “popes” were of Jewish ancestry. All of them frequently entertained Jewish delegations like those from B’nai B’rith, the Jewish Masonic organization. “Francis I” Bergoglio entertains and prays with his Jewish friends in his Vatican quarters. His close friend, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, was with him on his recent visit to Israel. Back in Argentina, Francis had a history of taking part in religious ceremonies in the synagogue with the local rabbis, wearing his yarmulke and lighting the Menorah. Surely, behind his back, his Jewish friends are congratulating themselves on what they think is their successful conquest of the Catholic Church. The church of Vatican II has become a satellite of Talmudic Judaism.

What the Catholic Church struggled against since the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the group of disciples praying with them in the Upper Room, has become stark reality. The Catholic Church as it was, has been virtually destroyed by the Synagogue of Satan, as Our Lord called it. The heresy of Ecumenism is eating away at what remains, and the flock of Christ is tossed in the storms of heresy and doubt.

But we must remember this – although our Mother Church is for a time eclipsed by the false church, we are not without a Mother. As she was present at Pentecost, so the Holy and Immaculate Virgin Mary is with us now, sheltering us in her Immaculate Heart, and waging war against our enemy, the devil. By the grace of her Divine Son she will crush all heresies, and prepare us for His coming on the clouds of Heaven. Hear these wise words of St. Paul:

“We beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together unto him, not to be hastily shaken from your right mind, nor terrified, whether by spirit, or by utterance… Let no one deceive you in any way, for the day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition… For the mystery of iniquity is already at work; provided only that he who is at present restraining it, does still restrain, until he is gotten out of the way. And then the wicked one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of his mouth and will destroy with the brightness of his coming. And his coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all wicked deception to those who are perishing. For they have not received the love of truth that they might be saved. Therefore God sends them a misleading influence that they may believe falsehood, that all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have preferred wickedness.  

“But we, brethren beloved of God, are bound to give thanks to God always for you, because God has chosen you as first-fruits unto salvation through the sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth… So then, brethren, stand firm, and hold the teachings that you have learned, whether by word or by letter of ours. And may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and has given us through grace everlasting consolation and good hope, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word” (2Thess.2:1,2a,3;7-13;15-17).

 

Trinity Sunday Article and Reflection

June 15, 2014: Trinity Sunday and the Commemoration of Saints Vitus and Modestus and the Commemoration of the First Sunday after Pentecost:

What Constitutes “Rest” for A Figure of Antichrist?, part one provides a bit of relatively brief commentary on five of answers that Jorge Mario Bergoglio gave to the Talmudist, Henrique Cymerman, who interviewed him for La Vanguardia newspaper in Spain and an Isaeli television channel. Commentary on the rest of the answers should appear by tomorrow morning.

Also being called to your attention today, Trinity Sunday, is a reflection written two years ago, Only One God Is The True God: The Most Blessed Trinity, that was, obviously written when the now “Antipope Emeritus I” was reigning as the universal public face of apostasy.

A blessed Trinity Sunday to you all.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, pray for us.

Saints Vitus and Modestus, pray for us.

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What Constitutes “Rest” For A Figure of Antichrist?, part one

What constitutes “rest” for  figure of Antichrist?

Shooting the breeze with a fellow Talmudist at the Casa Santa Marta inside the walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River.

In reality, of course, there is nothing really “new” in Interview Number 8, which was conducted by Henrique Cymerman, a Talmudist, for La Vanguardia, a Spanish newspaper. Cymerman, who was born in Portugal, is a featured correspondent for Israeli television Channel Two.

Here is a bit of background about Henrique Cymerman from the Jewish Telegraph:

Henrique Cymerman was the last man to interview Yitzhak Rabin before the Israeli Prime Minister’s assassination. 

The journalist’s life was in danger after interviewing one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists in Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.

He has visited the headquarters of the Arab terrorist group Islamic Jihad.

And he has worked as a special envoy for the United Nations and made current affairs documentaries for television.

Henrique Cymerman’s background and life would make a pretty good documentary in itself.

In fact, plans for a production on the story of his life are underway, with an Israeli director currently writing the script.

Born and brought up in the Portuguese city of Porto, his father, Meir, settled in Portugal from his native Poland.

Henrique’s mother, Cotta, came from an old Sephardi family in the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa.

Not known as one of Europe’s thriving Jewish communities, the Cymerman family still retained a strong Jewish identity in Portugal, thanks to Henrique’s father and grandfather.

Most of the country’s Jews live in Lisbon and it was there that Henrique was taken to see the city’s rabbi about plans for his barmitzvah.

He recalled: “We also went to see the new consul of Israel and they were celebrating Israel’s independence day.

“It was there that I learned all about Israel and the Middle East.”

The new consul, Michael Kehat, arrived in Portugal with his family, including his daughter Yael.

Henrique and Yael became friends before the family moved back to Israel, but amazingly they bumped into each other in Tel Aviv years later.

They are now married.

“This was in 1971 and Michael had fought in the Six-Day War and was severely wounded,” Henrique recalled.

“He told us stories about the creation of Israel – it was then that I decided I wanted to move to Israel and become a journalist.”

Henrique went though with his intention when he was 16, moving to a kibbutz.

“The Portuguese people are friendly in general, but there were times when I was reminded that I was a Jew and it was not easy for me,” he said.

“Antisemitism is not a phenomena in Portugal like in other areas of Europe or the world.”

But his parents didn’t stay in Portugal for much longer either.

They moved to Spain after Portugal’s military coup.

His mother moved to Israel little more than six months ago – at the age of 86.

Once in Israel, Henrique took his first foray into journalism by editing the kibbutz’s newspaper.

He went on to read psychology at Tel Aviv University and holds an MA degree in the political science and sociology.

Later landing a job at the Israeli newspaper Maariv, he was sent to be a correspondent in Barcelona, where he also worked as director of information in the city’s Jewish centre.

Henrique, who speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, Hebrew and French, recalled: “It was at the time that diplomatic relations between Spain and Israel were being established.”

Henrique and Yael’s first child, Dana, was born in Barcelona and they lived there until he moved back to Israel.

It was a kind of role-reversal, as he then started to cover Israel and the Middle East for Portuguese and Spanish television.

“My first big scoop when I was back in Israel was breaking the news about the Madrid Peace Conference, in 1991,” Henrique recalled.

“My bosses at Antena, the Spanish TV station I worked for, said I was crazy, that it was impossible, that Israel and the Arab countries would never get together to talk like this.

“Then American Secretary of State James Baker announced it publicly.”

As well as quizzing dozens of Israeli MKs, diplomats and prime ministers, Henrique has also foraged into the Arab world, interviewing King Hussein of Jordan, Yasser Arafat, ex-Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei and Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

“I met Arafat 14 times,” he said. “He was very Egyptian in that he had a good sense of humour.

“Arafat was not corrupt personally – he lived like a monk – but there was a lot of corruption close to him, which is not uncommon in the Arab world.”

As well as meeting Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Henrique has interviewed Abdullah Shami in Gaza – and could have been dangerously hurt or killed.

“It was just before Bill Clinton was due to visit Israel,” he remembered. “Shami told me that he wanted to see Clinton dead and this interview was broadcast in Spain.

“Of course, the world’s media picked up on it and then Shami was arrested, together with other members of Islamic Jihad.

“I was in Gaza when this happened and I was frightened that something might happen to me. But, in the end, they didn’t touch me.”

Perhaps his most pivotal interview came with the late Yitzhak Rabin, just a day before Yigal Amir shot him dead in November, 1995.

“Eitan Haber, who worked for Rabin, invited me to the defence ministry to interview Rabin about the peace rally which he was due to go to the next day,” Henrique said.

“He seemed really tense and I could feel his stress – he didn’t want to go to the rally, but he was obliged to. I asked him at the end of the interview how he would like to be remembered and at that moment, he said ‘we finish”.

“When I was told he had been killed, I was in complete shock – it traumatised a generation.”

Henrique’s work led to him writing a book, Voices from the Centre of the World: The Arab-Israeli Conflict, which has just been published in English.

It was originally published in Portuguese – and even attracted the attention of Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.

Henrique said: “When Jose visited Israel five years ago, as a guest of the Peres Centre for Peace, he brought the book with him. He said he didn’t know much about the Middle East and had a lot of questions for me.

“I am trying to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Israel at the moment – apparently his mother likes my stories.”

He was also the recipient of Portugal’s highest honour, the Comendador de la Orden del Infante Don Henrique.

And last month, Henrique received the prestigious Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Award.

With all his experience in speaking to the most important people in the Middle East, Henrique believes that Israel is a much stronger country than many people perceive.

He explained: “Jews have always had a traumatic time, but we don’t measure things in objective terms or by equability.

“Israel needs to show to the world that it wants piece – it is vital.

“Iran is an important threat, but I don’t think Israel’s existence is in danger.” (If it’s a big interview, newsman Henrique is sure to be there.)

Obviously, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who hid his pectoral cross when he met with the two grand rabbis of Jerusalem last month (see On the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe and Omar, part three), does not believe that he has any kind of duty to seek the conversion of a man, Henrique Cymerman, who belongs to a false religion, Talmudism, as he, Bergoglio, believes that Jews do not need to convert to the Catholic Faith in order to save their immortal souls.

Indeed, Vaticanista journalist Andrea Tornielli of Vatican Insider noted that the idea for the “prayer for peace” in the Vatican Gardens six days ago, Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014, came from Cymerman himself, who has interviewed such diverse figures as the assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat:

Last Monday, the day when illness forced him to rest, Pope Francis granted a long interview to the Spanish newspaperLa Vanguardia”. The full text was also made available by the ‘Sismografo’.

The interview with the Pope was carried out by a Portuguese journalist, Henrique Cymerman, a Middle East correspondent for “La Vanguardia”, “Antena 3” and the Israeli TV “Channel 2”. Meeting him on the outward flight to Amman, the Pope, who had seen the Israeli journalist sitting next to a Palestinian colleague, had asked him to protect him during his trip to the Holy Land. Cymerman was involved in the organization of the Prayer for Peace, held in the Vatican and during the interview Francis recognized him: “The fact that this has taken place is in good part thanks to you“.  Here is the text of almost all of the responses of the Pope on various topics.  (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Very Brief Comment Number One:

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who believes that the prayers of those who deny the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, and, of course, who deny the doctrine of the Most Blessed Trinity, is pleasing to his Judeo-Masonic conception of God and can produce “peace” within souls and among nations. It is only natural for him to have such great affinity for those such as Henrique Cymerman, who denies the doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity. Indeed, Cyerman  is really a Talmudic advocate for “understanding” between Zionism and Mohammedanism, sort of Talmudic ecumenist, if yo will. Birds of a feature do flock together, after all.

Persecuted Christians

“Persecuted Christians are a concern that touches me as a pastor. I know a lot of these persecutions which I do not think would be prudent to tell of here, so as not to offend anyone. But there are places where it is forbidden to have a Bible or teach catechism or wear a cross … What I want to clarify is this: I am convinced that the persecution of Christians today is stronger than that in the first centuries of the Church. Today there are more Christian martyrs than at that time. This is not fantasy, there are the numbers.  (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Atypically Brief Comment Number Two:

Gee, who was it who took off that pectoral cross to avoid offending the Christophobes who parade around as the “grand rabbis” of Jerusalem? Jorge does voluntarily what the Mohammedans and others seek to do by force.

Then again, Jorge, much in the manner of George Walker Bush and his neconservative geniuses who planned his father’s Persian Gulf War in 1991 and his own Iraq War that was launched on March 20, 2003, and much in the manner of Barack Hussein Obama and his band of “world without borders” globalist, believes that it is “fundamentalists” who give Mohammedanism, which is, he believes, a “religion of peace,” a bad name. Jorge Mario Bergoglio never once blames Mohammedans for violence against Christians, seeking only to castigate unnamed “fundamentalists.”

Moreover, Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s belief in “ecumenism of blood,” about which he has spoken so much, overlooks the simple fact the eleven million Catholics who were killed between 67 A.D. and 313 A.D. died in defense of the Catholic Faith, not a generic type of “Christianity.”

The Council of Florence, meeting under the authority of Pope Eugene IV, made it very clear that even those who give their blood for the Divine Redeemer if they are not united to the bosom of Holy Mother Church:

It firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become participants in eternal life, but will depart “into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels” [Matt. 25:41], unless before the end of life the same have been added to the flock; and that the unity of the ecclesiastical body is so strong that only to those remaining in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for salvation, and do fastings, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and exercises of Christian service produce eternal reward, and that no one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church. (Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino, Council of Florence, February 4, 1442.)

While it is certainly true that millions upon millions of Catholics have been killed by the brutal power of statists of the “left” and the “right” around the world, Jorge does not want to identify those who are responsibility for these killings.

As mentioned just above, however, nothing can take away from the martyrdom of Catholics in the first three centuries of Holy Mother Church’s history as those martyrs cleaved to the integrity of the Catholic Faith, something that has inspired countless millions of martyrs ever since, including those who died at the hands of the Protestant Revolutionaries in Germany, the Netherlands, England, Scotland and Wales in the Sixteenth Century ever since. Jorge seems to forget about the blood-stained beginnings of Mohammedanism and Protestantism and the fact that there were many Jewish co-conspirators in the persecutions of Roman times. Can’t upset that “ecumenism of blood” business, you understand.

Fundamentalists

Violence in the name of God is a contradiction, it does not correspond to our time, it is something ancient. With a historical perspective we must say that Christians at times, have used it. When I think of the Thirty Year War, that was violence in the name of God, today it is unimaginable. Right? We arrive at times, through religion, to very serious and very severe contradictions. Fundamentalism, for example. In the three religions (monotheistic, ed) we have our fundamentalist groups, small in relation to everything else. A fundamentalist group, even if it does not kill anyone, even if it does not hit anyone, it is violent. The mindset of fundamentalism is violence in the name of God.” (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Comment Number It’s All Been Said Before Many Times:

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is an insidious ideologue, a man who is ignorant of true history, whether of the Church or the world. He is also a philosophical cipher.

God has ordained just and holy wars. Jorge Mario Bergoglio cannot admit this as he does not believe in God as He has revealed Himself to us through His true Church. He is the simply latest in the ever-growing line of conciliar “popes” who believe that our true popes were wrong to call for the Crusades or to fight against the Turkish fleet in the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571, or even to repel the invading Mohammedans at the Gates of Vienna on September 12, 1683.

The rise of unjust wars in the past five centuries is the direct result of the Protestant Revolution’s overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the rise of Judeo-Masonry.

Jorge’s ideological view of history is such that his simplistic view of the Thirty Years’ War is made into something that it was not: a religious war. While it is true that the war began when those peace-loving Protestants living in Bohemia revolted against the Holy Roman Empire, the religious aspects that instigated this war served merely as a pretext for purposes of settling matters of national sovereignty and domestic political control. After all, Jorge, Catholic France sided with German Protestant states against Catholic Spain and the Holy Roman Empire. Oh well, what can you expect from an ideologue.

Moreover, Jorge is such a sloganeering ideologue that those who adhere to the integrity of Catholic doctrine must be caricatured as “fundamentalists” who are “violent” of their nature even though they do not use physical force against anyone. This is the same kind of demagoguery used by the likes of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and friends as they denounce those who oppose the chemical and surgical execution of the innocent preborn in their mothers’ wombs and who oppose “gay rights” as “violence-prone” haters even though they do not “act” on their “violent” inclinations.

In other words, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is beneath contempt. He is truly the most violent man in the whole world as he makes war upon the Sacred Deposit of Faith, including the very nature of God Himself, and slaughters souls by the millions upon millions, souls who could be headed for eternal ruin because they look to him for “spiritual guidance” and “consolation” as they persist in their lives of unrepentant sin.

Me? a revolutionary?

“We should call the great Mina, the Italian singer and say, “Take this hand, gypsy” and ask her to read my past … (laughs) (actually the song was sung by Iva Zanicchi, ed).  For me, the great revolution is going to the roots, to recognize them and see what these roots have to day nowadays. There is no contradiction between being a revolutionary and returning to the roots.  Moreover, I believe that the way to make real changes is to begin from the identity. You can never take a step forward in life if not from the past, without knowing where I come from, what my name is, what my cultural or religious name is“.  (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

All Right, the Last Comment Was Not So Brief. Here is one, Number Four, that will be:

As has been noted before on this site, “returning to the roots” for Jorge means reinterpreting the words of Holy Writ without the “filter” of the Scholasticism of Saint Thomas Aquinas and of Holy Mother Church’s general councils, especially the Council of Trent and the [First] Vatican Council that were “corrupted” by the work of the Angelic Doctor.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio takes pride in being a revolutionary. In this, of course, he is in perfect communion with the adversary, who never rests as he prowls about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

My security

“I know that anything can happen to me, but it’s all in God’s hands.  I remember that in Brazil, they had prepared a Pope-mobile closed with glass. But I cannot greet people and tell him that I love them from inside a sardine can, even if it is crystal. To me this is a wall. It is true that something can happen to me, but let’s be realistic, at my age I don’t have much to lose”.  (Jorge Shoots the Breeze While “Resting”.)

Snappy Comment Number Five:

What a touchy-feely egotist.

He has to “touch” the people so that he can let them know that he “loves” them,

First of all, he does not love “the people” as he is a heretic who gives them a corrupted, distorted teaching of the Faith that has been condemned by true pope after true pope. He is a poster boy for Modernism. He also is the worst “friend” of non-Catholics as he does not seek with urgency their unconditional conversion to the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.

A true pope shows people the love of the Divine Redeemer by blessing them In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Period.

As the hour has gotten very late, work on Interview Number Eight is going to be halted. Late hours have been kept every day this week. Enough is enough for the time being. Please check back tomorrow for part two.

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