The Wailing Popes

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And it came to pass the current, and very unhappily reigning Pope stopped and prayed at the Wailing Wall, as his two predecessors also did. 

We are not told whether Franci_45765171_wall_ap766s wailed. But it is to be supposed he was, at the very least, suitably sad in that humble, very photogenic way of his.  

But let us stop one moment here: why was he sad? More to the point: what on earth has a Christian to wail at the Wailing Wall? 

I was always led to believe that the destruction of the Temple was at the same time fitting punishment for the Deicide and brutal demonstration that the New Covenant had substituted for the Old, and Judaism had no justified ground for its continued existence. When Our Lord dies on the Cross and the intervening earthquake rends the “Veil” in two,  this symbolises the end of one religion and the beginning of another one, or better its continuation under a new form. 

At that point, the Temple is doomed already. It will have to go to show the world that Judaism is no more. 

How can it be that Francis, and his predecessors, do and did not get that? What has Francis – and what had his two predecessors – to wail for? Is he, and were they, pray, Jews, that they had to feel the need for such an exercise? popewall

The answer lies, I think, in the television. 

It just looks good that the Pope would appear at the Wailing Wall. The stupid masses see it, and think it cool, in exactly the same way as they think the nun singing on the Italian TV agitating like she is on cocaine  “cool”. 

What things mean, or if they mean anything at all, is nowadays perfectly irrelevant. 

How they look, and how they make people feel, is all that counts. This was so, in a much milder form, with the other two; and it is most certainly so in the most virulent form with the current man. 

Can’t wait for the Pope praying in the direction of the Mecca in the Mosque, or performing the Rain Dance with some Redskin chieftain, or sacrificing to some Hindu deity, as a sign of “dialogue”. 

The masses would be delighted. 



Posted on May 27, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Uh…don’t say Redskin. Bob Costas will shed bitter tears.

  2. That struck me too. Also, that it was almost scandalously improper of Pope Francis to announce to the Israeli media that Pope Pius XII will not be beatified – as if it (like the stops at various walls) were an affair of state to be influenced by the prejudices of the politicians of Israel and the desire to court popularity.

  3. victura1007 .

    Reminds me of Christ’s question that when he returns will he find “ten men of faith” left on earth. I may be getting it wrong but you know the verse. I thought the Old Covenant was fulfilled and abrogated by Jesus. I guess Francis et al. have a different view? Whom do I follow, Jorge Bergoglio or Jesus? Tough call.

  4. greatpretender51

    “The answer lies, I think, in the television.” Or, for those who are more conspiratorially-minded, the answer might lie in the ongoing occupation of the Vatican by Jewish Freemasonry, which means that the Prop, er uh, the Pope, must make certain gestures to pay homage to his earthly masters.

    • The most shocking thing is that an archbishop thinks he might have been his marijuana…

      but disquieting anyway. If you put 3.5 kg marijuana in one’s baggage, you must be one who has access to it afterwards, and has access to it before Bergoglio opens the baggage and says “look, here we have 3.5 kg of marijuana!”


    • It seems that the website is all satire. But it has the ring of truth, no doubt!

    • From what I have read, it has more than a ring of truth.

  5. Thank you Mundabor. I am following a Traditional rule of the Third Order of St. Francis. When I heard the first news of all of this I immediately prayed that these beautiful religious would move across to the SSPX. This journey will take much prayer. I was afraid at first to go to the SSPX. Everything was pointing to them and I still didn’t move across this great divide. The church has given them such a bad name. I didn’t know what to believe. Lies they are. Without their battle we wouldn’t even know Tradition exists these 50 years after V II. No matter how much I ignored the SSPX they kept showing up right in front of me. Soon, I had to understand that they were exactly what I needed. I still have connections to my old parish so I pray to sort it all out. Discernment, that is. (What God wants) God Bless you.

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