Daily Archives: December 2, 2014
As promised, the page “Heretical Pope” is now up and running. You will find it (for now: they are alphabetically ordered) on the right top hand corner of the site.
Two links are there for the time being, leading to blog posts with a total of five “Remnant” articles on the matter.
The page will, I hope, be used as reference whenever the topic in your circle revolves around, on both extremes, Pollyann-ism and Sedevacantism.
New material will be added in future if considered apposite.
My hope is that the creation of an extra “page” (WordPress calls “pages” the fixed ones at the top) dedicated to “Heretical Popes” will attract the attention of many a newcomer, and instantly convey to him the message that he has been told a lot of rubbish up to now. Which he undoubtedly has.
Therefore, say “hello” to the new page, and let’s hope that this will be another small contribution to sanity.
As they say: brick by brick…
I am, surely, not the only one who has noticed a big increase in page views in October. I had almost 190,000 page views during the month, a new record. Whilst I have been very active during the month, and particularly during the Synod, I am sure that we bloggers could literally feel the increase of audience, the mass of people suddenly deciding to go to their computers and look on the Internet, to see what is happening.
Many confused Catholics, no doubt, turned to their PC monitor for some orientation. Many rightly angry Catholics turned to it to vent their rage, and hear some words of encouragement. Others, no doubt, turned to the Internet in anguish, as their world crumbled around them, or – if they did not feel so strongly – as they felt that a world, the world…
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Messa in Latino has an interesting blog post about a property in Limerick, Ireland.
In short, a dying Jesuit order sells the church to a developer. They plan to make of it a swimming pool/spa (but this did not bother the Jesuits one bit, I suppose).
The developer gets into troubled waters, and obviously the great crisis comes. The plans are put on ice.
In 2012, the church is sold to… the Institute Of Christ The King Sovereign Priest.
They restructure the place and make of it a thriving Catholic church. Tridentine Mass every day.
Take that, Jorge.
One wonders how many churches are sold by dying potheads without caring for alternative Catholic uses, or deliberately ignoring them. Particularly so, when the potential buyer would be a Traditionalist or semi-Traditionalist order.
Better a spa, then. Very probably there is also more money to be made. Unless, that is, sound Catholic forces end up rebuilding what the Jesuits potheads were destroying.
This, in turn, seems to me another example of the future of the Church. A Church that will probably go through terrible times as the Sixty-Eighters manage to ravage it for another decade or two; but which will in time see, at her roots, the sound Catholics take the upper hand as the bishop of the New Church Order die one after the other, and the liberals leave either aborted foetuses, or irreligious children.
The Jesuits are on their way to extinction, and not one day too soon. The Traditionalist orders – obviously including the crème de la crème, the SSPX – are all thriving. The church born of the implosion of New Church will be much smaller than the pothead orders of the Sixties; but she will be truly Catholic, and rich in zeal and vocations.
Wherever they install themselves, Traditionalist orders prosper. Orders leaning towards Traditionalism can have their growth stopped – temporarily, at least – only through brutal persecution.
This is a film we have already seen many times: a Church becoming stronger through clinging to her values or through sheer persecution, as Her enemies slowly sink to irrelevance, six feet under.
Providence at work.
Take that, Jorge.
During his recent visit to Turkey, Francis said and did a lot of rubbish. More, actually, that your humble correspondent could find the time to report. But one thing he said, that deserves some reflections.
Francis said that it is wrong to equate Islam with terrorism, because terrorism like the one of the ISIS is just the product of “little groups”. But “[we all] have these little groups”, he said, making the example of… Christian Fundamentalists.
This is so wrong, it is outright sick. But then again Francis is a sick mind, so this is par for the course. So let us instruct this man about a handful of very basic facts.
1. Christian Fundamentalists do not go around mass murdering people of other religions and atrociously oppressing – when they leave them alive – those of their own.
2. It truly needs a madman to make such a comparison. It is as if I were to say “yeah, some Nazis have staged the Holocaust; but look, we have the Jesuits! Everyone has these little groups!” Whilst he downplays the evil of the ones, Francis insults the others in the most grievous way.
3. Christian Fundamentalists are, by and large, all heretics, and wrong in more than a couple of very important things. But the one who equates the work of sincere, if misguided, Christians to the work of even good infidels certainly has forgotten Christ. When one, as Francis, even equates them to extremely cruel infidels, then this is, again, sickening.
4. ISIS is not a “little group”. It is an army strong enough to create a quasi-State. Islam is the only religion able to produce atrocity of this kind. I know of no other religion able to cause a mass madness of this intensity and scale.
Other considerations can certainly be made. This man talks such nonsense that even a few words are wrong from many angles. He truly can't open his mouth without revealing the utterly corrupted mind that lies behind.
To think that this here is the man who should act as a beacon of Truth and source of inspiration worldwide! He goes around promoting Islam as “religion of peace” and downplaying mass murder instead, even as he accuses the Western powers – USA on top – who fight this atrocious evil of committing “state terrorism” instead.
No, let us say it once again:
This here is a sickening Pope.
The Conciliar Constitution Gaudium et Spes, faced with these questions that forever resonate in the hearts of men and women, states: “We do not know the time for the consummation of the earth and of humanity, nor do we know how all things will be transformed. As deformed by sin, the shape of this world will pass away; but we are taught that God is preparing a new dwelling place and a new earth where justice will abide, and whose blessedness will answer and surpass all the longings for peace which spring up in the human heart” (n. 39). This is the Church’s destination: it is, as the Bible says, the “new Jerusalem”, “Paradise”. More than a place, it is a “state” of soul in which our deepest hopes are fulfilled in a superabundant way and our being, as creatures and as children of God, reach their full maturity. We will finally be clothed in the joy, peace and love of God, in a complete way, without any limit, and we will come face to face with Him! (cf. 1 Cor 13:12). It is beautiful to think of this, to think of Heaven. All of us will be up there together, all of us! [Tutti noi ci troveremo lassù, tutti.] It is beautiful, it gives strength to the soul.
In another astonishing show of unCatholic rubbish for the retarded, the new age freaks and the three-years-old, Pope Francis has generously granted salvation to all of us (“all of us!”), evidently feeling that God’s rules and Jesus’ explicit warnings in the Gospel are past sell-by date, and unfit for the Age of Mercy now ushered in by this evil man in his boundless insolence. Rorate vouches (and I, as an Italian, do it too) for the complete accuracy of the translation.
Francis uses here a variation of a tactic often employed by him on past occasions: Francispeak. As you can read in the link, he first introduces a more or less innocuous explanation of what the Church is supposed to do – lead souls to salvation – and then, in a huge leap of populism for the benefit of the kindergarten brains, extends the concept by simply assuming that this ambition will, ipso facto, translate into actual salvation for all members of the Church. Members of the Church who, far from being reminded of the Last Four Things and warned of the concrete danger of damnation as Our Lord Himself did, are encouraged to believe – nay, are openly told – that they will all be saved, “all of them!”
Clearly, we are here in front of a new religion.
But why would a Pope, of all people, propagate this new religion of drunken dreams and arrogant, blasphemous self-justification? Because, as it is by now evident to the stones, he either does not believe in God, or does not believe in the God of the Christians.
If a man so inebriated by popularity like Francis does not believe in God, everything will be expendable: if he thinks telling people that they will most certainly go to Paradise will make him more popular, one like him will see no reason to refrain from telling the masses exactly that.
Alternatively, one may think that Francis believes in some strange “spiritual presence”, like those people who rotate their hand in the air as they explain to you, with profound expression, that “there must be something over there”, though they have not managed yet to tell you exactly what. Like them, Francis has – in this scenario – shaped for himself a God so convenient, that the brainless masses cannot but be won by it.
In both cases, Francis is actively sabotaging Catholicism. He is, day in and day out, working at the demolition of our religion, so that his own cult may be fuelled by it.
All his public stunts can be explained with one of the two positions, and all of them make perfect sense once their rationale is correctly spotted. I personally believe that he is simply an atheist, because it seems more probable to me that one who has been many years in a Seminary may radically question the truth of what he has been taught, rather than thinking that these truths are true only by half. Still, I do not know what Francis was taught – or taught himself – in the seminary in the first place. Methinks, how to roll a joint might have been the most solid piece of theology gone out of those walls.
Speaking of seminaries, one wonders whether the seminary this man has led should not be, one day, burnt to the ground just for the shame of having had him as the rector.
But there is no need for burning. Jesuits like Bergoglio care for its utter destruction anyway.
I don’t buy your new religion, Francis. You may go to hell with that if you so like.
But as for me, I will serve the Lord.