Pope Méditerranée


His Unholiness, the Evil Clown, has today given another example of his stunning superficiality, outright mediocrity and, as in the meantime even my cat ceaselessly points out, willing surrender to secular values.

It has been a trend since the beginning of V II to downplay the value and meaning of suffering and – of course – of the sadness that goes with it. You cannot avoid noticing that all the talk of “Joy” has the main aim to make the Catholic Church palatable, sexy, attractive for outsiders and pewsitters alike.

This is, bluntly put, escape from reality, in pure Protestant MegaChurch fashion. Suffering, and the sadness that go with it, is part of this life. It is a lot we cannot escape. It is given to us so that we may unite our suffering to Christ’s and try to grow in holiness as much as we can.

For this reason, the Church has always directed the attention of the faithful on the reality and the salvific function of suffering; nor has she ever required from us that we go around like happy bunnies when our world crumbles around us. Mary’s extremely intense suffering during the Passion has always been put in front of us as an example. Yes, it is a brave man who, in the midst of his suffering, can keep a serene attitude, and rely on Christ as his rock. Yes, serenity in adversity has always been considered a mark of a strong mind. But as so often, Francis’ superficiality, ignorance and faithlessness deforms this message, and makes of it a caricature of the original. Even a strong man will be sad. Jesus wept over Jerusalem.

Francis’ statement that during this year of false mercy “sadness in any form is not allowed” immediately sounds “off” to a properly instructed Catholic. It goes against the very grain of Christian suffering. It tries to substitute the unavoidable reality of sadness with an entertainment exercise that becomes the negation of such an important part of the Christian experience and, in the end, leads him away from God, to Whom the Church asked that we unite our suffering in this “valley of tears”.

You see here a typical trait of Francis. The man does not understand anything of Catholicism. He has never lived it. Therefore, even when he tries to say something Catholic – say: a strong invitation to cheer up and face life with a serene attitude – he ends up saying something that sounds strange, that sounds UN-Catholic, to everyone else. It’s like asking Stalin to write a homily after reading a short book about Catholicism: even if he wanted to say it right, he would end up with doing it all wrong.

As always, the extreme papal message is correctly understood in the frame of the extreme dislike of this man for anything Catholic. The saint of the past encouraging you to be in good spirit and trust the Lord still had respect for your tears. The priest inviting you to trust in Providence was well aware of your plight. The very famous statement of Padre Pio to “pray, hope, and don’t worry” does not deny in the least the fundamental,unavoidable effect difficulties must have on you, you normal Catholic in the pew.

With Francis, everything sounds “off”. He takes gold and makes manure out of it. He has no sensus catholicus at all, because he has always hated the Church. Therefore, he might not even notice – out of sheer ignorance of how a Catholic thinks – how strange, or disquieting, or plain wrong his statements are.

There is no Catholicism in this man. Every peasant woman who has gone to her just reward after a life of poverty, suffering and humiliations could teach this man a lesson about sadness that would shame him forever, if he has any sense of shame left.

This is a Club Méditerranée papacy: an exercise in easy, superficial entertainment for the enjoyment of the paying public. If it sounds wrong, it’s because it is.

Yes, we should never lose serenity. Yes, it is good to be strong in the face of adversity. But I for myself consider it a supernatural feat to think of this Papacy and not feel a sense of great sadness at all the damage this man is being allowed to cause, and at the way a Pope, of all people, has become a great instrument and accomplice of worldwide Reprobation.

I think of all the souls who will choose to blindly follow this blind man, and end up in a pit from which there will be no return: and cannot avoid – much as I recognise in this the will of the Lord – a sense of great sadness for the ultimate destiny of all these people, of which I truly hope I will not partake the final destination.

Padre Pio suffered greatly, and was greatly saddened, at the thought of all the souls going to hell. He didn’t live in a Club Med world. He lived in a world in which the reality of hell was ever present.

The day Francis dies or resign I will, if the Lord allows me to live the day, experience a range of feelings.

I do not think sadness will be one of them.

That, methinks, should make him happy.




Posted on December 15, 2015, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I knew an evangelical Christian once, who shamed me every time I expressed sadness – allegedly for not having faith. Some psychiatrists (or should I say – psychopaths) consider sadness after loosing a loved one mental illness, if it extends beyond 3 weeks. I have always said that prozac and all this other stuff they prescribe for life to make us into zombies, will be our undoing. Is the evil yet happy clown on it? What is HE taking to be able to live with himself? Is it the joy of Christ, who suffered with no shame His share of sadness for us and who blessed the sad and suffering?
    Is the evil clown he going to shame and excommunicate us for being sad – even if it is for his poor degenerate soul?

    • Extremely beautiful comment.

    • It is not just the psychiatrists, the evangelicals,or even just Pope Francis who have a strange attitude toward grief and sadness. From pulpits I have heard that people who appear sad are not in the state of grace, and that Jesus was probably “laughing” during his Resurrection. There were “holy” card pictures of Christ laughing which were circulated in the 1980’s and 1990’s, connected, I think to a female USA visionary who after many years of giving retreats all over the place, was finally silenced.
      The Bible states that “Jesus wept” but nowhere does it record that Jesus laughed; although we are fee to assume He did since Peter said “He was like us in all things except sin.” The Holy Spirit did not seem to find it fitting to inspire the authors of Sacred Scripture to give accounts of Jesus’ laughter.

    • oh, I am absolutely sure Jesus laughed when it was appropriate to laugh, and had many moments of mirth with the Apostles. But there is “a time to weep and a time to laugh”.

  2. Oh, I see it clearly, so I will add a comment:
    Francis Bergoglio is a shallow ideologue, a demagogue a narcissist. He likes to see the crowds in an euphoria, every time he opens his mouth.

  3. In a very civil discussion with a militant atheist relative, I pointed out that when the atheists and secularists love the pope, something is wrong with the Pope. That actually did stop her in her tracks for a second though she still hates the church and everything it stands for but she did understand, for a minimum of consistency, she should hate the Pope too.

  4. It’s all part of the Homo-generated Catholic S&M game…those who cause the most misery clamour for smiles and ‘joyful’ giggles from their prey.

  5. The only thing that would make me sad is if his successor is as bad or even worse, if that is even possible. But perhaps this one will serve as a warning to successors. Perhaps.

  6. isn’t this the same idiot who said just a week or so ago that celebrating Christmas while there were wars, and global warming (as if!), and islamaphobia, and blah blah blah going on, would be an abomination (or some such wording to that effect). The man contradicts himself all the time, whilst making no sense on either side of the fence. Sounds a lot like the muslims ‘allah’ eh?…..methinks they both have much in common.


  7. The World has a horror of suffering. Especially here in US, we are about 5% of world population and take 75% of the world’s drugs; most abused drugs are painkillers, tranquilizers.

  8. A pope who has never heard or prayed Hail, holy Queen, …

    • yep.
      But again he does not kneel in front of the Tabernacle, but says we should kneel in front of the poor.
      He who has eyes to see, let him see Francis.

  9. The dishonest mercy of evil clown carry an understatement which is always contradicting, indeed opposing Church’s doctrines, that you won’t have any sadness, sorrow and suffering, only joys of committed sins if you willingly followed his lead to hell.

    Differently Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia stated that “God does not owe us forgiveness or redemption – or anything else. Nor does God’s mercy license us to continue to sin. It demands a response ‘to go and do not sin again’.”

    Believing the lie of being happy, no sadness enjoy your sins as much as you can since there is no sufferings afterward, you might end up in the abyss of fire where Saints of the Church has said, “The wretched damned will curse their sins over and over again, yet they will remain forever impenitent.
    There they will have no consolation for their eternal sufferings.” And he wants to lure us there. Cor Jesu sacratissimum, miserere nobis.

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