The Bloggers, The Orks, And The Uruk-hai

This time, things were different.

It is now around five months to what will probably go down in Church History as one of the most calamitous events ever, and there can be no doubt whatsoever where Francis wants to lead the Church: in a world where sound doctrine is paid lip service whilst the praxis contradicts it at every step: in the sacraments, in sexual morality, in social and economic matters, and in everything that does not conform to the times, or to the expectation of the secularised masses.

It is grave enough that sacrilege will be officially opened the door of the Church – in “special situations” that will immediately become the norm in large parts of the West – and the Sacraments made a mockery of. But you must also wonder whether this Pope will stop there. No, he won't.

After the communion for adulterers we will have the communion for sodomites; everything will be “celebrated”; nothing and no one will ever be “judged”; apart from Capitalism, and a banker or two.

The floodgates are about to open, and to throw a huge wave of mud on the Bride of Christ. What are we, as bloggers, doing to, at least, do our part to prevent it?

Reading around, my answer would be: not nearly enough. There is, it seems to me, the danger of the usual situation by which the initial attitude is “let's wait what happens, and let us not be divisive “; and after it has happened the attitude will be “well, now it has happened. Let us not be divisive”.

On the contrary, say I. Let us not wait what happens, and let us be divisive.

It is clear enough, what is happening: Francis is paving the way for a full-scale Modernist attack on the Church. He thinks, speaks and act like a Modernist because he is one of them. It is very clear that to him everything can be changed, if the “Spirit” – that is, himself – says so.

How can we, then, react to this to the best of our ability? My answer is simple: sound the alarm now, strongly and insistently. And do not refrain from exposing the man for what he is: a danger for Catholicism, a sower of confusion, and a buffoon.

The Synod is already happening. As I write this, we are all being “groomed” for the novelties to come. Novelties which now shock many faithful, but in five months' time will come to be seen as “inevitable”, or “a long time in the making”. Francis is already at it full-time, and many prelates are already following him. It's happening now, and we must shout our opposition now instead of waiting for the tragedy to happen.

It does not make sense to think “it will not be so bad”. Unless there is a huge uproar, or an extraordinary intervention of the Holy Spirit, it will be so bad! Can't you see how Francis becomes bolder with every passing month? When you see huge scandal in the making, do you speak against it or do you think “oh well, the Holy Ghooost is guiding the Chuuuurch for the beeest” like an old Pollyanna?

We can't give this Pope any slack, because he has not deserved any. If anything, he has made very clear there is no monstrosity he would not put into place, if he could. With his blabbering about not closing the door to the “Spirit” he has, once and for all, thrown away the mask. The Modernist machine is now working full steam, and we must not allow this and him to go unpunished – yes, unpunished – because he is the Pope. Yes, he is the Pope. Which is why the situation is so grave, why he is so gravely culpable, and why we must see him as the worst enemy of Catholicism.

Corruptio optimi pessima. Francis is certainly not optimus for any particular virtue of him – which he does not have -, but because of the absolute preeminence of his earthly position. A Pope sabotaging Catholicism every day is what the Germans call GAU, Größter Anzunehmender Unfall or the worst possible (nuclear) catastrophe; and the nuclear plants that gave rise to the expression are very fitting for our situation, because a huge accident is about to happen in the Vatican Power Station, and mad or evil men have taken control of it.

We.must.wake.up.now.

Francis is a popularity addict. His religion is himself first, Socialism second, himself third and fourth, and Christianity nowhere. What to do?

Mock him, ridicule him, let him drown in a sea of laughter and scandal. This is what is most likely, or least unlikely, to stop him or at least put a brake on his devastation. If every day thousands of Catholic blogs were to openly ridicule Francis, this would have two very salutary effects: it would show Francis he is the Kasperle (how fitting) of the sound Catholic world, and it would contribute to cure a large part of the Catholic masses from the Papolatry that has afflicted the Church for so many decades now. In time, the phenomenon would be registered by the mass media. At that point, Francis would have failed, and he would stay there like the old dangerous or evil nincompoop he truly, truly is.

This is not your usual Pope, to which the usual rules of utter deference apply. This here is a new breed of Pope. If bad Popes of the past were orks, Francis is a Uruk-hai, and he will get away with absolutely everything – on this earth at least – unless we react to this new threat in a way proportionate to it.

We are, as I have already written, at the point that Francis has brought such disrepute to the office, that to criticise the man is the only way to defend the office. Ridicule him, so that the contrast with a decent Papacy and his predecessors may become more evident. Mock him, so that his delirious novelty may be discounted before he even opens his mouth. Make of him a laughing stock, so that you will hit him where he is hurt most effectively: in his boundless vanity.

The past should, in this, be our guidance. Faced with an unprecedented threat, St. Athanasius – and, if memory serves, St. Eusebius too – began to autonomously appoint bishops. That, my friends, is a tad more extreme than calling a clown a clown. But Athanasius knew the situation was too grave to waste time wondering whether he would be accused of “schism”.

Christ here. Liberius there. This is all Athanasius needed to know.

Do not be afraid that, if we do so – if we start to become openly dismissive and mocking of Francis – he will dismiss his critics and everyone who is vaguely orthodox as “the baddies”. He does it already! All the time! Let him, then! Let him accuse his critics of “gossiping”! Sound people will see through his lies and, in time, they will grow in number.

Imagine Francis getting up in the morning and knowing he wil be the laughing stock of thousands of demonstrably orthodox Catholics bloggers, read by millions of readers. It would soon spread to the newspapers, and from them to the general consciousness. It would soon destroy his credibility by every thinking person.

The first Pope who is so bad, that Catholics mock him. How's that for a business card?

Enough with pretending this is a somewhat naive pastor, or an innocent province priest desirous to serve the Church. This is a wolf in ship's clothing, his religion is social justice, and his Trinity is Me, Myself and I.

Wake up to reality, take the sword, and react to this in the only way we can.

When talking of enemies, there is a rather well-known phrase in Italy: una risata li seppellira', or “one laughter will bury them”. I always thought this phrase very apposite, then after real weapons nothing is more effective than ridicule. Particularly so, when the hearts and minds of countless distracted or poorly instructed Catholics is at stake.

Wake up to the reality of this Pope. No more Mr Nice Blogger. It's time to get to the keyboard, and start using it like a sword.

Mundabor

 

Posted on May 14, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. The people who ordinarily would be outraged by Francis seem to be all giggles and smiles, listening to EWTN and CNN with delight as Francis speaks from the right side of his mouth, and ‘slip-ups’ from the left side of his mouth are dutifully explained away . The pro-life movement and other special interest group, buth noble and evil , have been duly baited and wooed . The clergy, and episcopate, both gay and just simply stupid have smoothed the feathers. Whomever could not be seduced or confused are being silenced, intimidated, threatened, or martyred.

  2. Stating things in this way is a genuinely charitable act to strengthen the faithful. Thank you for doing so.

  3. Hear, Hear. I’m afraid I agree with you. It sounds so drastic and scarey to whimpy-me, who doesn’t like confrontation, but you’re right. These are now the times when men must man-up and women must woman-up! “Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect.”

  4. I totally agree with you , Mundabor , but your intelligent project , bordering with a revolution in style and content , is , at least in Italy , bound to fail . Can you imagine Italian traditionalist blogs mocking the Pope ? I don’t. I , for instance , write in national blogs more or less the same things in the same style I write here , and I’ve been banned and censured maaany times. Even five times in two days only. No, there’s no tradition of irony , satire , sarcasm and mockery at all , go figure about the Pope ! You can remember , the very few satirical magazines in Italy went bust . Here you MUST always respect him ,even at home , in the bathroom . You can’t NOT to take him seriously . The common mindset amongs Catholics is : why you , who are catholic , ‘ parli male del Papa e della Chiesa ‘ , when the whole atheist society already does that ? Don’t you want to defend them ? That’s the situation. Even traditionalist blogs report 15 – 20 percent of all the heresies Bergoglio says . If I want to know more , let’s say the truth , I have to go in exile -at least in the Internet . Most Italians know next to nothing about what happens in Rome or in the Church. Enzo Bianchi is making an Italian tour invited by whom ? The bishops. It’s a desperate struggle . After one year of pontificate , many still ask : does the Pope know about the persecution of F.F.I. ? And of course , Radio Maria spreads everywhere the veneration of Pope Francis . Things have in the last months gone even worse than in the first ones , especially what concerns Vatican II.
    Your perception is right : Bergoglio has been preparing the ground for October’s Synod for many months , in order to ensure his personal and Kasper’s triumph. It’s God’s punishment ,as you’ve written . I’m afraid , we ‘ criptolefebvrists ‘ must be ready to go down into the catacombs. I don’t know , wether the conscience of all of us is clean.

    • I hope with the times more and more will see the light. The late Mario Palmaro was such a one (fired from Radio Maria, of course).

      Francis may not be the Antichrist, but he resembles a retarded Saruman.

      M

    • Marco, congratulations to you on having been banned. That is like a badge of honor and shows you have been fighting the good fight.

      Mundabor, is it possible for you to sometimes include stories from the days of Nero etc. about how Christians had to conduct themselves in ways that didn’t lay themselves open for immediate retaliation from the worldly powers? Yes, in our time I also include as “worldly powers” those clergy who are in line with Francis.

    • I have no idea of how it worked it daily life. In time of open persecution the strategy was certainly underground activity; but the persecutor wasn’t the Pope…

      In times of more or less open discrimination, I think most Catholics simply lived with it; England is a point in case.

  5. It will be interesting to see what Cardinal Burke’s response is to these shenanigans. His and that of other faithful bishops and cardinals. Certainly they will not be able to abide by Holy Communion for those living persistently and publicly in grave sin. Certainly you and other faithful bloggers are instructing others on the folly of this bishop of Rome, but we sheep are cold and wounded and need faithful shepherds to corral us and keep us safe–not just virtually. When Jesus asked whether he would find faith on Earth upon his return, it certainly seems like He could have been speculating on the aftermath of October 2014.

    • My impression is that some of the Cardinals prefer to organise themselves in the shadow for the next conclave, and steer things towards a man with some sense. But come October they will have to make personal choices that cannot be avoided.

      The waiting strategy is also doomed, because Francis will put many Mini Mes in the college before long.

      M

  6. Ubi Maria, ibi Ecclesia

    Yes. Be prepared to lose the understanding of your spiritual director once you begin to address the issues. I live in an area almost exclusively Modernist, so it was to be expected. I hope others have the support of a holy priest. This is a difficult kind of isolation. Thank you for your blog.

    • My suggestion is, in such cases, to continue to go to mass (the least worst possible, traveling by car if possible) and nourish oneself from both the internet and the immense literature available.

      2000 years of Christianity await to be read by us. The modernist priest can go damn himself without us.

      M

  7. All of you who are posting here are demonstrating your valor in the fight of right-vs-wrong. Imagine how wonderful you will feel at the last judgment when you are standing before Jesus and you hear it recounted about what you did for Him in these days.

    But as is said: discretion is the better part of valor. I hope everyone has read Mundabor’s post about what happened in Sweden.

  8. Ubi Maria, ibi Ecclesia

    Fortunately I am a reader. 🙂

  9. “Mock him, ridicule him, let him drown in a sea of laughter and scandal.”

    In all seriousness, how is this not a scandalous act?

    I might be tempted to agree with you if this was a temporal situation and not one of recovering or maintaining the teachings of the church. As you all know, the church is not merely made up of the folks that attend Mass but Christ himself and his spiritual unity with us and the holy souls in purgatory and the blessed in heaven.

    My plan (such as it is) is prayer, fasting, mortification, frequent confession and the most effective witness and teacher I can be within my family, place of work and parish. IMO, we’ve passed the inflection point for now and will have to be prepared for greater trials and persecution. But, ridicule is unattractive and usually ineffective in the face of a knowledgeable authority who is willing to get in the “line of battle” (you know, the Church Militant). Frankly, I think your suggestion will do greater harm than good.

    • There’s always someone thinking something else.

      Personally, I think that the “I will do nothing public” mentality is the one that does the most harm, because whilst you pray others are lost.

      And it’s not that we don’t pray, mind. But Jerusalem wasn’t taken by fasting. It was taken by fighting.

      Of course, prayer and the rest you mention also has an importance: but this is, so to speak, an importance direcdtly related to the interior battle for the soul of everyone of us. Christianity, though, isn’t merely a private matter, but also a very public one.

      The flight in one’s personal piety and devotion may have a good result for the soul involved, and it must be commended in itself; but isn’t, by any standard of the word, fight.

      M

      M

    • “how is this not a scandalous act?”

      because it counteracts the scandal given by the Pope. Scandal is what leads another to sin. To help him not to lose his soul, otherwise gravely endangered by the Pope’s new age heresies, is the contrary of scandal.

      M

  10. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that heretics may be executed by the competent authorities after they had been declared so by the Church because of the great danger they are to souls. The orthodox priests, bishops and cardinals need our support in word and prayer to not deal too lightly with
    Pope Francis, because we know that a heretic or an apostate cannot be an authentic pope.

  11. It seems that formal heresy may become the issue in question with Francis.

    • First it must happen.

      More in general, I begin to resent your continued sedevacantist innuendos.

      M

    • All fine, but Benedict is the one who, with his instructions about the “brother and sister” who can sneak away and receive communion somewhere else, is now giving the excuse for this mess.

      M

    • I had also my issues with Pope Benedict’s papacy, although I think he did many more things exceedingly well. However, the brother-sister arrangement in second marriages in certain cases for the welfare of the children was permitted and widely taught in pre-Vatican ii Catholic grade schools and high school religion courses, and you can still find this teaching is moral theology books published prior to that council.

    • That doesn’t make it right, though, and one can bet his black shoes in those times the spirit and the praxis were entirely different from what Benedict had to know it would often be the case in Germany.

      The entire matter seems to me like playing with nuclear bombs to see in which way they might be played with safely.

      M

  12. Keep calm. I do not always explain my thoughts as clearly and precisely as you do . I will try to find some articles which do a better job than I would.

    • Do not write long posts, they will not be published. I know what formal and material heresy is.

      Sedevacantism is not accepted here in any way, shape or form.

      M

  13. In the years leading up to mid twentieth century and a bit beyond, divorce was less frequent than it is now. Housewives and mothers typically stayed home and were not employed, so the financial support by a man was more necessary. If the couple was poor or even middle class, a second dwelling place may have been out of the question. There are were other reasons such as having elderly parents at home, or disabled children. To the best of my knowledge the brother-sister arrangement for divorced and re-married without annulment was not allowed for all couples, but only those who had permission from clergy, and I am not sure what level of clergy. Those living with this arrangement with permission were treated by their priest as persons living in the necessary occasion of sin.

    • Economic strictures do not justify scandal.,
      In Victorian England poverty was very dire. I never heard it said a prostitute with three disabled children could live in the necessary occasion of sin.
      Scandal is scandal. Countless Catholics have always lived without even thinking of economic considerations. When one begins to think that even “middle class” concubines can’t afford to live separated, we have the entire picture.

      M

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