The Great Neo-Modernism Overkill

If one remembers correctly, it was last Thursday that the F-Bomb exploded in the face of orthodox Catholics. Not the usual F-bomb, though, but a particularly insidious, 12,000 words long one.

With his interview, a cunning but not very intelligent Holy Father tried to give a massive push with the shoulder to the way Catholicism is – still – perceived, and to captivate an audience of anti-clerical heathens and enemies of the Church. It was an interview worth of a Quisling, offering the abortionist and perverted Nazis of our time a partial, but very abundant surrender against the background of a worldwide “lio” meant to make of Francis if not Christ's vicar, at least the darling of the planet.

One week later, it is fair to say the big modernist onslaught has very probably failed, and failed parlously.

For the first time, the worry with the antics of “Jorge” has become mainstream. I do not think there is now one Catholic on the planet who does not know this Pope is heavily criticised in his own ranks. How different this is from the modern icon of the “papal JFK”, ushering a new era of dialogue and understanding! How different Francis' press has become compared to March or April! The heavily promoted “JFK” bubble exploded sometime between last weekend and the beginning of this week, when the headlines about the angered or confused Catholics began to attract the attention of the specialised, but also mainstream, media.

Yes, there was the usual reaction of the “business as usual” crowd, but this time it was clear rather early it was truly not business as usual.

A blogging priest writes an extremely blunt – if you can read between the lines; which I know you can – description of the aftermath of the interview in four instalments. An archbishop openly talks about the disorientation of his own parishioners and says how instructive their devastating emails are. A bishop makes clear he really could not notice the obsession his… colleague in Rome is blabbering about. The blogger now worldwide known for being a too staunch defender of Francis signalled the interview was a mistake. Even the video warrior has made two episodes which, though still rather prudent, are in the end clearly critical of the man, and this in just a few days.

It really starts to get noticed: Francis has made his bed.

Yes, no prelate writes a word about this huge mess without stressing how actually – cough – right the Pope is if your magnifying glass is powerful enough; but at some point even my cat got the gist of the good bloggers and orthodox bishops' comments: dear Lord, whatever they are smoking over there, please let them stop.

In the meantime, the sly Francis had scheduled his own insurance policy: on the Thursday he publishes a 12,000 words interview of sabotage against the “obsessions” that prevent his popularity from becoming stellar, and on the Friday he pronounces some twenty words against abortion, so that the simple are appeased and the critics are silenced. The intervention does not get much press. Obviously. If Francis had wanted the press, he would have released the prolife speech not one day after, but instead of the Quisling enchilada.

Please don't insult your intelligence thinking Francis doesn't know what will make world headlines and what will not go past Catholic blogs and magazines, and pro-life sites. It's not difficult to arrange things so that the press will pick only what we want. Ask every politician. Or every bishop.

Alas, this time it did not work as expected; true, the cretins would have been appeased if Francis had said “the sky is blue”; but as of last Friday the critics knew Francis had thrown away the mask, and have reacted accordingly. Go around the comments on all major blogs and magazines and read the rage of true Catholics: people with fear of the Lord and belief in Christ, and who have decided that enough in enough. More in general, just follow the “Catholic Answers” controversy. A lot of people have had enough, and they start saying it. In a way, Francis' antics are having the effect of waking up some people who were either asleep or silent. No bullshit anymore for us, they say, thank you very much.

Slowly, a new narrative is being created to justify the obvious fact the F-bomb has exploded in the middle of Francis' humble Ford Focus: Francis has not considered the cultural environment of the West; he is Argentinian, you see, and they are sooooo different from us: when you translate them into English it always looks like they have smoked a joint, or are flipping heretics, or don't know what they are talking about. You see, the Americans thinks in terms of being allowed to do what their “conscience” say, whilst the rest of the world's atheists and anticlericals don't, so it's clear something got lost in translation…

But Francis is against abortion, he really is! After months and an entire WYD of flipping silence he has finally said twenty words the day after the worst scandal of his already scandal-rich pontificate, so he must have been right all the time! He just forgot to mention! So much to do, you see…


Spoken in blunt Italian terms, Francis' virginity on pro-life issues has gone, and if he wants to remake a virginity for himself he will have to work very hard, or at least follow the job description. On his overall orthodoxy, more people begin to doubt than the usual suspects – yours truly proudly included -. The word “heresy” (material heresy, of course) is pronounced seldom, but implied very often in blog comments, from people who clearly understand what's going on and will not be flattened on the “Francis good, Press bad” mantra. In a word, this disgraceful interview has exposed Francis, and the “Dalai Lama In White” icon is now visibly scratched. Thank God for that.

It was Neo-Modernism overkill, and it has backfired. The scandal has reached the mainstream. If Francis isn't entirely deluded he can now see the cannons being moved, and he must know they will not all be directed at “the ugly press” forever. For a man obsessed (I used this word on purpose) with his own popularity this must be a rather heavy warning.

Francis has abused the patience and charity of faithful Catholics once too much. From now on, by every heretical statement a growing number of faithful will understand it's Francis or Christ, and those who choose Christ will be enough to destroy the icon of the “Dalai Lama In White” for the rest of his pontificate, and bring him shame galore for all centuries to come.

Make no mistake, though: if Francis were to dance the tango in St. Peter's Square dressed in nothing more than rainbow undies and black shoes there would be no scarcity of bloggers explaining to us why this is a good thing (though the undies should possibly have been white, so atheists do not misunderstand the message of purity and dialogue clearly implied in Francis' gesture).

Let the defenders against all reason of Francis say what they like. They are smelling the winds of war as much as you do. They will at some point begin to question not the motives, but the ways of the… bishop. They know if he continue to make an ass of himself (yes: an ass of himself; and shame on him for that) there's no way they can save his face, so they will at least try to save theirs.

The F-bomb has exploded in the Focus' back seat.

Be under no illusion concerning the man's orthodoxy. But now, let us see how smart Francis really is.








Posted on September 26, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. What a Pope says and does has eternal ramifications on the souls for which he has much responsibility and accountability as the successor of St. Peter and eternity lasts for eternity.


    George Brenner

  2. A serious question, Mundabor. Is it permitted to pray for the decession by natural causes or by resignation of the Roman Pontiff from his office? This sort of disgraceful display reminds me over and over again why the SSPX is right.

    • As far as I know, you are allowed to pray for the painless death – and obviously for the soul – of the Pontiff if you think he is of such damage for the Church to justify this. It goes without saying that your motive must be exclusively rooted in your concern for the Church of Christ rather than, say, personal animosity or hatred. Popes do die, you know… (Yes, it’s a cynical remark; but a very factual one…).

      The times being nowadays different, I think one could pray for Francis’ resignation. He isn’t the youngest anymore, or the fittest. He might be persuaded to make place for someone with more strength if a disease, heart attack or similar would leave him seriously weakened.

      At which point, we would have to pray really hard…


  3. Brilliant! I’ve noticed that some Bergoglimongers are starting to get nervous after his every new speech, I think they notice that this “titanic-papacy” will meet its iceberg.

  4. With the decision the cardinals made in electing Francis, I have little hope in them if they had to elect another anytime soon. Heck, he came second to Ratzinger in 2005. Electing him because he’s from south America is just dumb. With cardinals like Burke and Ranjith, especially Burke that could have provided some clear and orthodox leadership.

    • They would have never elected Burke, because they are simply not good enough.

      Bergoglio will in just a few days care that the Mueller and Nichols of the world get a red hat, thus making things more difficult.

      The only hope is that the cardinals make an involuntary mistake and elect an orthodox Pope next time….

  5. radjalemagnifique

    This “involuntary mistake” woud, no doubt, be attributed by the Holy-Ghosters to the intervention of the Saint Spirit!

    Radja le Magnifique

  6. His Holiness DID attend the Marcia per la Vita Internazionale on May 12. Just for the sake of a complete record.

    • For the record, he made a short apparition there. If the words had been, the word after, resounding of his condemnation for abortion, it would have been news. But it didn’t, so it wasn’t.

      The man knows knows perfectly well how to make headlines worldwide; so when he doesn’t, you know he does not want to.

      He has no excuses.


  7. Do you really think the “Bergogliomongers” are getting cold feet? I haven’t seen it myself, but maybe I just haven’t been looking in the right place. I’m seeing the opposite in some ways: what the Americans call “doubling down”. That’s when you bet and lose, then immediately bet twice as much again. The longer people remain invested in forcing Bergoglio’s reign to appear as a roaring success, the harder they will resist admitting that they’ve been wrong. Some bloggers who were taking a cautious approach a few months ago appear now to have completely transformed into cheerleaders. I think it’s a hardening of anger against his detractors, more than enchantment with the man himself.

    • I think mainly of the commenters.
      The cheerleading bloggers clearly noticed the basis is angry. It is far more difficult for a Catholic to write a criticism of the Pope than an approval, they notice this too. Newspapers give space to complaining bishops (Wasa and Chaput in the US). The narrative of the beloved Pope is dead, now we have the “liberal” Pope who angers conservatives. I see a clear shift.

      As to the bloggers who are now more critical, I have preferred not to mention them directly to minimise their having problems with their superiors.


  8. Great post. I have noticed a shift in the comments on my blog. Some folks were nervous from the start, but a whole bunch more are now either very apprehensive, or outright aghast. I’d say the majority of commenters on my blog now realize that what we have here is something very different than they’ve known in their adult lives. We have something akin to Paul VI, but with a much larger ego to be fed, and without nearly so much grounding in the eternal practice of the Faith.

    The question is, with the group of cardinals we have now, all men of Vatican II or later, is there any chance of a very good, holy pope being elected in the next 30-40 years? Or are we doomed to pass through this generation of terribly formed, modernist prelates before we even have a chance to have an orthodox pope again? I feel it would literally take a miracle of the Holy Ghost to bring about another conservative-ish papacy at this point. I think we’re “Francesco” won’t even be the worst……those who were ordained in the 70s and did much of their early priestly work in the 80s I fear will be even worse, unless by some miracle a Burke or other gets elected.

    Then again, having an arch-liberal pope can have a salutary effect on men’s consciences, even the present generation of cardinals. I think JPII was something of a reaction against the excesses of the Paul VI regime and the revolution that shook the Church on his watch. Perhaps if Bishop Bergoglio (there, I said it!) causes enough chaos, the electors will be shook into not electing a man of similar disposition as his replacement.

    Who knows?!? Pray! But also resist, if necessary!

    • Honestly, the only half chance is that we make such a mess (hey, Francis seems to like it) that when his pontificate ends the Cardinals decide that it’s better to pick a safer bet.

      If the choir of the “a Pope can’t do anything wrong” were to continue, we would have a successor who is a Francis On Steroids exactly as Francis is a Paul On Steroids.

      I am very glad I am not the only one noticing the perception is shifting, and more and more people are waking up. Just the fact some blogs spend such a huge amount of energy telling us water isn’t wet tells us they have to, because the wave of protest is mounting.

      Still, I have resigned myself to the fact that I will next see an orthodox Pope when I manage to get out of Purgatory.


  9. The poor people of Argentina were the first to be targeted by the Rockefeller eugenics consortium of destruction and corruption by the elites. Given the fact that Maciel founded the Integer Group with Alfonso Roma Garza,Mexico’s ‘seed king” and that the Vatican was complict in promoting the Garza family’s business via several endorsement seminars for Monsanto’s GMOs by the rome based Legion owned School of Bioethics which was quickly countered in the Catholic press after the sham scientific inquirey was exposed.
    It was fitting that a Pope was elected from this nation at this point in time..Is he one of theirs?
    read here……
    Also google WikiLeaks Vatican Embassy Cable to the US Embassy on GMOs explaining their backtrack floundering the planned endorsement of GMOs.
    No wonder the the Pro Life message was sabotaged too!

    • No time now to check the link, or see the video.

      Published anyway, considering the day.

      If any reader finds the content inappropriate, please send a message.


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