One Year Later: Truly, The Horror!


Not one to judge.

Upon the election of Jorge Bergoglio, Rorate Caeli published the opinion of Marcelo Gonzalez, an Argentine Catholic journalist.

The Horror!

Of all the unthinkable candidates, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is perhaps the worst. Not because he openly professes doctrines against the faith and morals, but because, judging from his work as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, faith and moral seem to have been irrelevant to him.
A sworn enemy of the Traditional Mass, he has only allowed imitations of it in the hands of declared enemies of the ancient liturgy. He has persecuted every single priest who made an effort to wear a cassock, preach with firmness, or that was simply interested in Summorum Pontificum.
Famous for his inconsistency (at times, for the unintelligibility of his addresses and homilies), accustomed to the use of coarse, demagogical, and ambiguous expressions, it cannot be said that his magisterium is heterodox, but rather non-existent for how confusing it is.
His entourage in the Buenos Aires Curia, with the exception of a few clerics, has not been characterized by the virtue of their actions. Several are under grave suspicion of moral misbehavior.
He has not missed any occasion for holding acts in which he lent his Cathedral to Protestants, Muslims, Jews, and even to partisan groups in the name of an impossible and unnecessary interreligious dialogue. He is famous for his meetings with protestants in the Luna Park arena where, together with preacher of the Pontifical House, Raniero Cantalamessa, he was “blessed” by Protestant ministers, in a common act of worship in which he, in practice, accepted the validity of the “powers” of the TV-pastors.
This election is incomprehensible: he is not a polyglot, he has no Curial experience, he does not shine for his sanctity, he is loose in doctrine and liturgy, he has not fought against abortion and only very weakly against homosexual “marriage” [approved with practically no opposition from the episcopate], he has no manners to honor the Pontifical Throne. He has never fought for anything else than to remain in positions of power.
It really cannot be what Benedict wanted for the Church. And he does not seem to have any of the conditions required to continue his work.
May God help His Church. One can never dismiss, as humanly hard as it may seem, the possibility of a conversion… and, nonetheless, the future terrifies us.

I will not beat around the bush here: one year later, every single word of the man has been proved extremely accurate. Let us see in detail. No links, because it would take me occupied for hours. Search this blog.

1. He openly professes doctrines against the faith and morals.

Check. Salvation for atheists. “Who am I to judge”. God slaps you on the wrist at the worst. Hold on to your Koran. Countless others statements of the same tenor.

2. Faith and moral seem to have been irrelevant to him.

Check. A notorious and scandalous homosexual at the head of the Vatican Bank, and left there after a worldwide scandal. The 300-page homo report buried in the sand. Creepy insistence on an imperfect church, that smells like the sheep. If you're orthodox and respect the rules, he doesn't trust you, and holds you for a hypocrite.

3. A sworn enemy of the Traditional Mass. Has persecuted those interested in implementing Summorum Pontificum.

Check, and check. The TLM is a “fashion” for “addicted”. The FFI is openly persecuted. There is clearly no interest in fostering Summorum Pontificum. A past of Pinocchio and Tango Masses emerges.

4. Famous for his inconsistency. Unintelligible.

Check, and check. Runs with the hare and hunts with the hounds. Gives air to his teeth without the faintest idea of what he is saying. Journalists all over the world wonder what he really wanted to say. Baffled readers decide he must have said something smart, because he is the … Bishop of Rome.

5. Entourage under grave suspicion of moral misbehaviour.

Check. I will say two words: Monsignor Ricca. In addition: mockery of those worried for the homo lobby; hey, they do not go around with the gay mafia ID card.

6. Has not missed an occasion for “dialogue” of the most extreme sort. Blessed by Proddie “ministers”.

Check, and check. With Francis, Christianity is at times a distant echo. Hold on to your Koran. The Jews have their own reserved lane to salvation. Personal message to Muslims for the end of Ramadan: he shares their joy. May their life glorify the Almighty. Observers are not sure whether Francis believes in Allah. Not improbable. A Proddie preacher is called “brother bishop”. Francis washes feet to infidels and women.

7. Coarse, demagogical, and ambiguous expressions.

Check, check, and check. “Casogate”, showing the extreme easiness with which taboo words escape his mouth. An orgy of Peronism for one entire year, showing the most appalling ignorance of basic concepts of economics. Francispeak and Doublespeak like it's going out of fashion.

8. No polyglot. No curial experience. Does not shine for his sanctity. Has not fought against abortion. Very weak against sodomarriage. No manners.

Check. Check. Check. Check. Check, and check. Italian is limping. English basically non existent. He reorganises the Curia by creating more red tape, and spending vast amounts of money for external consultants. He puts an homosexual friend at the head of a bank. He insists on a church that is, in a creepy way, dirty. He speaks against abortion only in private (with Bishop Scicluna, say), but never when he has a worldwide audience. He wants to avoid “obsession” with abortion and homosexuality. He does not show up at a classical music concert, and lets it be known he is not a “Renaissance Prince”. He is, simply, a boor.

9. Conversion cannot be excluded. Still, the future appears terrifying.

Check. And check. Think of the upcoming Synod, and all the archbishops and Cardinals now happily free-wheeling.


The author of the article (and Rorate by association) were, after the publication of this blog post, attacked for weeks in the most slanderous manner. Some of those who had accused them (like the Remnant troops) have made amend. Others have taken refuge in an extreme Pollyannism that refuses to see reality, merely because reality is not a pretty sight. Others still would attack one for saying the “Hail Mary”.

I have suspended judgment after the article, as I did not know the new Pope and, much as I listen with attention to what Rorate writes, I want to make my own opinion first. I think I can say that in the same way as I did not want to join the critics without proof, I have not been slow in looking at reality when it has progressively appeared to us in all its… horror.

One year later, the prophecy of the words reported above is absolutely uncanny. This again shows not only how well Mr Gonzalez had understood Francis, but also that Francis has – with the Uriah Heep ” 'umbleness” that is his own most distinctive mark – made no adaptation whatsoever to his new job, and has given us a Pope that is just as bad as the Cardinal Archbishop.

A vulgar man. Just as well at ease with, well, “casi” and coprophagia as he is with homosexuals in his own closest entourage. Who is he to judge?

A man with no fear of the Lord, who thinks He will slap one on the wrist at most. With no respect of Jesus, Whom he accuses of willing deception of the Apostles. With no respect for the Blessed Virgin, of whom he says she might have felt betrayed and lied to on seeing Christ on the Cross.

A man deeply confused, and who cannot give a justification for his job as Pope – even atheists are saved; Muslims should hold to their Koran; Jews don't need Christ anyway – other than helping people to feel more “joy” and to get more social justice before the inevitable salvation; a salvation from which he excludes, in case, only the “Neopelagians” who still love and follow Catholicism.

Horrible things are very probably about to come, with the Blessed Sacrament sacrilegiously offered to public adulterers. The Pope applauds the Cardinal who is at the head of the movement.

I am sure I am forgetting various other issues. No, I really am.


One year later, we can say it very loud: Bergoglio is the horror.

Let us pray for the restoration of sound Catholicism. Either with a converted Bergoglio, or with a Church free from Bergoglio.


Posted on March 13, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Very telling was a lenghty letter from a mexican lady living in Mexico city to Bergoglio himself.
    She wrote the letter in the second month of his Pontificate , when she already could compare the Bishop of Rome with the Bishop she had known for about twelve years .The man was the same. When in Mexico city , in the morning he used to meet the representatives of conservatives and traditionalists of Central-South America. He told them they were right ,he agreed with them on every single issue , he encouraged them to go on like they did before.In the evening Bergoglio would meet priests and Bishops of the ‘theology of liberation ‘ Same story : he praised them for everything they had done , he agreed with their ‘theology’,he had the same vision of Church as they had. The lady was already then scandalized about his behaviour ,and that was only the beginning ! However , at the synod of next October ,the Bishop of Rome will be compelled to take a stance :either Communion and ‘Catholic divorce ‘ for those who have ‘pastoral needs’ , or Catholic doctrine ,that is, Tradition. At any rate , the German speaking ‘churches’ will either devastate the doctrine or cause a schisma. Most probably, there will be as well a de facto split between the Traditionalist and Modernist souls of Catholicism . I do believe in miracles, but I don’t think Bergoglio will convert . God will allow our will to triumph. If the majority will choose apostasy,let them be apostates. How many times have we heard of a Chastisement, caused by all the sins of mankind ? Are we in a better moral situation than Sodom , or Noah’s or the tower of Babel’s times ? I don’t think so.
    We have Christ’s promise , Satan won’t win against the Church , but when Jesus will return ,
    there will be very little faith. Let’s not be afraid, we already know the future. It’s our personal
    soul what really matters. In the afterlife , Bergoglio’s story will seem only a detail .

    • He will say “tradition can’t be touched and values are not negotiable”, and all the world will applaud him; “but we must take account of concrete circumstances”, and everyone will do what he likes.

      He will get the cover of “Playboy”.


  2. Only a year? It feels like ten.

  3. An accurate assessment. I think he’s just getting warmed up. There’s a lot more on the horizon. God save him from himself !

  4. That this man progressed beyond the role of ‘umble priest is what is so mystifying. He must have done a lot of grovelling to the right people and it shows up the naiveté/moral cowardice, not only in South America, but in the higher echelons of the worldwide church. His rise to eminence was in the gift of bishops, archbishops, nuncios; right to the top. I take no satisfaction in having predicted soon after his initial episodes of foot-in-mouth that the enemy within would start emerging from the woodwork. I was wrong about that. It is a veritable stampede towarfs the cliff edge, led by the men in red.

  5. Only item of note that you did not mention, to my knowledge, is the beach ball incident. And I am sure that I am forgetting other issues as well.

  6. I remember that article well by Mr. Gonzalez right after Jorge was elected….I remember saying to my father, “Dad, this guy is going to be really bad”. These imminent (apparently so) canonizations are going to cause a lot of distress and soul searching for a lot of traditional Catholics. Already there is an SSPX priest who is wondering whether or not any new canonizations are even infallible anymore due to the new process. Bad times ahead.

  7. Yesterday I had to call my plumber. It’s the second time within one year that I made him come. He is a Muslim. Each time, when the work is finished, we discuss about religion. Yesterday he told me that his (Muslim) friends reported to him that Pope Francis has said that Adam and Eve have not existed. As a very faithful Muslim knowing the Ancient Testament at least as well as myself, he couldn’t believe that the Pope could have said this and he asked me if it was true. I said that I didn’t know about this one, but considering everything Francis has said since he is Pope I wouldn’t be surprised if it were true.

    A few months ago, a convert from islam has been invited several times at the radio in order to speak about the conversions of Muslims. They do this by the risk of their life. Most have to quit their families and to hide from them. Last time he came was just after the Pope’s statement that everyone could go to heaven : Jews, Atheists, Muslims … He asked publicly, and he had written a letter to the bishop of his diocese (he also runs an association and a blog and is very well known) why Pope Francis has said this. They – the converted Muslims, accepting so much difficulties by becoming Catholics – can’t understand a statement like this. One convert has to hide in France and can not go back to Lebanon where the rest of his family lives, because the religious islamic authorities there have delivered a fatwa against him. All these converts are completely bewildered now. (And the bishop has never answered the letter!)

    I think that Pope Francis has not had one single thought about the sacrifices accepted by the converts from Islam.

    Lio spread even into the midst of the Muslim world.

    Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat !


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