Spot The Bad Pope.

Pope Francis

“Do you need to convince the other to become Catholic? No, no, no! Go out and meet him, he is your brother. This is enough. Go out and help him and Jesus will do the rest”.

Pope Francis

Blessed Pius IX

(Condemned Error Nr) 15.

Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true. (Allocution Maxima quidem, June 9, 1862; Damnatio [i.e.,a document of Condemnation], Multiplices inter, June 10, 1851)

(Condemned Error Nr) 16.

Man may, in the observance of any religion whatever, find the way of eternal salvation, and arrive at eternal salvation. (Encyclical Qui pluribus, November 9, 1846)

Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Condemned Errors.

Let me comment on this with the words of the immortal masterpiece of Jane Austen:  

“This will not do,” said Elizabeth; “you never will be able to make both of them good for anything. Take your choice, but you must be satisfied with only one. There is but such a quantity of merit between them; just enough to make one good sort of man;


Posted on September 14, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Someone recently described Francis as a weapon of Mass destruction 🙂

  2. We are in agreement that the present bishop of Rome is a disgrace and is clearly an incompetent. Now, I do not like the idea of Popes…er…um…bishops of Rome abdicating but I would say if this one had any integrity whatsoever, he would and should resign the papal office and do something else he has more aptitude for…like maybe a salesman in the used car section at the local Renault dealership…

    • He would be wonderful for that. I can see him showing his clients how to use the “french stick” on the dash, eh, ah, no?

      Though I think social work in the favelas would be his real vocation.


  3. Resign? He’s just getting into his stride.

    • He now also has a spanky almost new Renault 4 to go around the Vatican, that is around one square km.
      An electric golf cart (used, of course) would do admirably, and without stinking around.
      Not ‘umble at all.

  4. For anyone who loves traditional, Christian America, Obama for these past 5 years has been a nightmare. When Benedict announced his resignation, I was hoping and praying that Cardinal Raymond Burke would follow him as Pope. He would have been a great counter-balance to what we faithful Catholics have been suffering. So what happens – we get Francis and our suffering increases. God must be very, very angry with us. Oh, sweet Mother Mary, deliver us and restore us to his grace!

  5. Don’t get all ga-ga over Raymond Cardinal Burke. He is one who celebrates and supports Seder Meals and he is big supporter of the Association of Hebrew Catholics – a fifth column.

  6. Francis’ comments here encapsulate the entire new evangelization and ecumenical movements. Notice that he says “Jesus will do the rest” as in convert them to the Catholic faith without the need of the “evangelizer” to mention the Catholic faith as necessary for salvation. Thus these novel movements operate on ambiguity at best – you are supposed to go out and dialogue, talk nice with people, work together with them, and note the things you have in common without indicating explicitly any need to convert to the Catholic faith.

    The notion then is that these non-Catholics will see how nice you are and convert. But all this does is propagate the pest of indifferentism.

    These heterodox methods of evangelization if shown to the princes of evangelization itself, the Apostles, would get condemned in a blink of an eye.

    • I do not think the notion here is that non-Catolics will be moved to conversion. The notion is that there is no need for them to be converted.

      See my post “Rehab” for the heresy from the man himself, verbatim.


  7. Actually his statement is highly ambiguous, not necessarily heretical. It can indeed imply that “Jesus will do the rest” of making it happen. What else is Jesus doing “the rest” of here? His statement implies that Jesus will do something, and the only something he states concerns people becoming Catholic. But even so, this is a stupid statement that helps fuel heresy anyway.

    Or perhaps the statement is heretical insofar as the proper means of evangelization is to indeed connive people to be Catholic in an explicit manner. I wonder if there is any infallible (read: anathemas or otherwise) Church teaching on the manner of evangelization. Either way his statement is garbage.

    • Well, it depends on what we mean by “heretic”.
      Francis is certainly not a formal heretic, but he is a material heretic in the sense that he picks and chooses what he likes of Christianity, and either ignores or completely denies aspects of the faith which, like evangelisation, cannot be left aside without damaging the entire Barque of Peter, which then stays reclined on one side like the Costa Concordia until yesterday…

      Most modern heretics, though, do exactly the same. Neo-Modernism as a rule operates through a subtle denying of Catholic truths under the pretence of upholding Catholic values, but is never openly, formally heretical. This makes it, of course, the more insidious.


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