in the Twilight of Reason
understanding of its sacred dogmas must be perpetually
Holy Mother Church
once declared; and there
be a recession from that meaning under the specious
name of a deeper understanding”
(Blessed Pope Pius IX, 1st Vatican Council, S.3, C.2
on Revelation, 1870 ex cathedra)
Mary, Conceived without
pray for us who have
recourse to Thee
“The city of Thy sanctuary
is become a desert ... Jerusalem is desolate.
The house of our holiness,
and of our glory, where our fathers praised Thee,
is burnt with fire, and all our lovely things are
turned into ruins.” (Isaiah 64.10-11)
20 Years ago,
American Bishops were Warned!
and did Nothing!
The Complicity of
American Bishops and Cardinals
in Promoting Homosexuality
within the Catholic Church and the Catholic Priesthood
greatest scandal in Church History
unleashed here in Boston, Massachusetts by the
Boston Globe on
January 6, 2002, at 5:50 p.m. In a headline on that date, the
Boston Globe published “Church
allowed abuse by priest for years”.
soon be revealed — and is still being revealed
today, 20 years later — that it was a pebble plucked out
of the way of an unimaginably enormous avalanche that would have
seismic proportions throughout the entire Catholic world. At
that time the Globe had stumbled upon something
loathsome, much like a maggot that thrives on decay.
decay within the Church had started shortly before Vatican II
and increased exponentially following it. It is a decay — a
necrosis, really — that has infected the Body of Christ (which
is the Church) so profoundly that for all appearances it is in
Vatican II (incontestably) the Church which had famously “flung
open the windows” to the “modern world” ended up being consumed
by it. The Church did not climb out of those windows to fulfill
its mandate to evangelize and proselytize the world; instead the
corrupt ideologies of the world swept into it and filled the
void it left. It has not recovered the moral authority it
wielded for millennia; rather, it has lost it entirely to the
immoral agenda of the world which ended up proselytizing the
Church. This has occurred to such an extent that the two
are, in significant ways, indistinguishable.
Our evangel is no longer Christ, but “social justice”, not the
Gospel, but societal rehabilitation, political correction,
militant environmentalism, and increasingly, embracing
homosexuality — and, in many circles, even promoting it.
Truman famously stated of his office that “the buck stops here”.
Not so in the Vatican. “The buck”, we may say, quickly passed
through it, even gaining greater legitimacy still. Francis has
demonstrated a striking reproachment with the world and a
deeply troubling disaffection with historical Catholicism,
especially in terms of human sexuality and social responsibility
— and Sacred Scripture itself.
The cost of
that malignant negligence and complicity within the episcopate
and priesthood cannot be counted in dollars, properties,
and reputation. These alone had bankrupted countless dioceses
around the world, causing the wholesale sell-off of churches and
church properties in the many billions of dollars in payoffs
— and to pay for unceasing litigation that continues to this
day — because countless bishops, cardinals,
and priests continue, unfazed, in living and
promoting homosexual perversion, having learned not a whit from
the damages to souls and bodies, the bankruptcies, the loss of
faith within Catholicism, and the once unquestionable
moral authority of Church in an overwhelmingly corrupt world.
The cost in
the way of human lives and immortal souls cannot possibly
be calculated. The loss of faith, trust, and self-worth … on
what scale will we balance these?
warned us: “It is impossible that
scandals should not come: but woe to him through whom they
come. It were better for him, that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should
scandalize one of these little ones.” (Saint Luke
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal
following has been obtained from
(Saint Michael’s Media)
as a result of their ongoing investigation into the calamitous
effect of homosexuality in the Catholic Church and in the
priesthood. The obtained document is presented as an e-mail by
Drs. Richard P. Fitzgibbons, M.D., Peter Rudegair, MA and Eugene
F. Diamond, M.D. with a subject line: Psychiatrists Letter to
the Catholic Bishops, follows.
Boston Catholic Journal has made a
presentation of this e-mail which exists as an image of scanned
text. The original scanned text is also presented unredacted.
Sent: June 14, 2002. 7.28 AM
Subject: Psychiatrists Letter to the Catholic Bishops
of the attached letter
from Catholic Psychiatrists
to Catholic Bishops 20 Years ago in 2002 follows:
Bishop Wilton D Gregory, president of the US
conference of Catholic Bishops, admitted at a
press conference in Rome on April 23 the existence of an
ongoing struggle to ensure that the Catholic priesthood is
not dominated by homosexual men.
treating priests who have engaged in pedophilia and
ephebophilia we have observed that these men almost
without exception suffered from the denial of sin in their
anger [among homosexual priests] … was often directed toward
the Church, the Holy Father, and the religious authorities.
Rejecting the Church’s teachings on sexual morality, these
men for the most part adopted the utilitarian sexual ethic
which the Holy Father [John Paul II] so brilliantly
critiqued in his book, Love and Responsibility.
came to see their own pleasure as the highest end and used
others – including adolescents and children – as
consistently refused to examine their consciences, to accept
the Church’s teachings on moral issues as a guide for their
personal actions, or regularly avail themselves of the
Sacrament of Reconciliation.
priests either refused to seek spiritual direction or
choose a spiritual director or confessor who openly
rebelled against Church teachings on sexuality.
Tragically, these mistakes allow these men to justify their
Bishops, individually and collectively, should develop
screening protocols which will identify men who may pose a
risk to others and who cannot live the chaste celibacy
required of a priest.
the major problems … is the enormous amount of misinformation about the nature, origins, and treatment
is not accidental. For over 20 years, activists,
intent on changing the laws on sexual orientation, have put
forward a massive public relations campaign
specifically designed to spread misinformation that will
change the social acceptance of homosexuality.
people sincerely believe that scientific research has
produced conclusive evidence that homosexuality is a
genetically inherited condition, determined before birth,
and cannot be changed.
fact, no such evidence exists.
studies have been promoted in the media as
providing the “proof,” but when one reads these studies
one discovers the authors do not even claim to have
presented such proof.
There is no verifiable
evidence that same-sex attraction is genetically determined.
… [while] there are numerous studies documenting change of sexual attraction pattern (see
Homosexuality and Hope, available at
condition of extreme effeminacy is called gender
identity disorder “GID”.
sooner these problems are addressed in therapy, the more
hope there is for a full recovery.
Catechism of the Catholic Church states that homosexuality’s
“psychological genesis remains largely unexplained”
(#2357). This statement does not accurately reflect what is known about
and women experiencing same-sex attraction may rightly feel
that they “have always felt different,” but that
doesn’t mean they were born that way. Children are born either male or female.
There has been a massive campaign to hide this information
from the general public and for those who sincerely wish to
be free from same-sex attraction.
those who wish to be free from same-sex attraction it can
be said with confidence that God didn’t make them
that way and He wants them to be free.
are other serious problems which need to be addressed. For
example, sexual harassment exists in certain
seminaries. Any Catholic institution which knowingly
tolerates sexual harassment – heterosexual homosexual –
betrays the moral teaching of Christ and contributes to
the suffering of others. It also risks incurring financial
Recommendations Treatment for
priests with SSA
observed many priests grow in holiness and happiness in
their ministry as a result of the healing of their …
experiences over 25 years have convinced us of the
direct link between rebellion and anger against the Church’s
teaching and sexually promiscuous behaviors. … those
who are sexually active dissent from the
Church’s teaching on sexuality to justify their own actions.
Finally, they [candidates for the priesthood]
screened for homosexuality by their bishops or religious
superiors prior to being considered …
previous attitude of “winking” at homosexuality in
priests must end.
Also, complaints by priests of aggressive homosexual
behavior in rectories and religious communities should be addressed and no longer ignored.
Screening of seminarians
Simply asking a candidate if he is a heterosexual or
homosexual, or if he is sexually interested in adolescents
or children is not sufficient.
different studies have found that the answers to a small
number of questions about childhood and adolescent
experiences included with the larger questionnaire allowed the clinical interview a to conclude, with 90%
accuracy, whether the subject was a heterosexual or
Church should not take the moral risk of allowing someone
with SSA to enter the seminary. Also, a period of sexual
abstinence for five years should be required of those with
SSA prior to entering the seminary.
should be noted that many men with SSA will have problems
besides the SSA which could make admission to the seminary
It is essential that mental health professionals
involved in any way with screening candidates for
seminary, or with treating seminarians or priests, as
well as the faculty at the seminaries, support the
teaching of the Church on sexuality, particularly on
experience, there are some dioceses and religious
communities relying upon the work of mental
health professionals who actively disagree with
the Churches sexual morality.
John Paul II at his meeting with the American cardinals on
April 23, 2002 stated: “people must know that bishops
and priests are totally committed to the fullness of
Catholic truth on matters of sexual morality, a
truth that is essential to the renewal of the priesthood and
the episcopate as it is to the renewal of marriage and
faculty members of seminaries and religious houses do
not adhere to the truth on matters of sexual
morality and faith.
decades moral relativism, proportionalism, and
situational ethics have been taught in these centers
of formation. These teachings have contributed to the
present crisis in the Church.
support Church teaching on
sexual morality, Scripture, the liturgy, and fundamental
been labeled as rigid and often expelled from
Seminary faculty members and
members of formation
teams in religious communities who have the
homosexual agenda are driven to remove from the seminary
males who are loyal to the Church’s teachings on matters of
faith and morals.
recommend that Cardinals, bishops and religious superiors
either personally interview or send visitation teams to
interview all faculty members of seminaries and formation teams in Religious
They need to be certain that these individuals are loyal to
the Holy Father and the Church’s teaching on faith and morals and that they refrain from
intimidating seminarians into questioning the value of
Those who are not loyal should be
order to protect the priesthood from further homosexual
behavior with adolescent males by priests, we recommend
ending the referral of seminarians to seminaries which are
well known to be heterodox [i.e.
not conforming to authentic Church teaching]
in regard to homosexuality.
purification of the seminaries
is essential to the protection of the Church and her
Finally, seminarians, including those in religious orders,
with homosexual tendencies should not be ordained
The Availability of Treatment
and Education in every Diocese
believe that nothing is more pastoral or more loving than
the clear proclamation of the Church’s teaching on sexual
morality, accompanied by effective, accessible treatment.
is the only recovery program
for those of same-sex attractions which adheres to the
Catholic moral teaching on homosexuality and has been
endorsed by the Vatican.
Unfortunately, in some dioceses, groups, such as
Dignity [which fosters and promotes homosexuality],
[and] which do not accept the Church’s teaching on sexual
morality — have a voice — … while
[the Catholic Apostolate]
counsels “men and women with same-sex attractions in living chaste lives
in fellowship, truth and love”]
Unfortunately, conferences have been offered to priests and
seminarians in which homosexuality is presented as being
genetically determined and no hope for healing is
present time, a number of treatment centers to
which priests are sent for sexual disorders treat
homosexuality as an identity to be embraced.
Influenced by the politics within the
Psychiatric Association and American Psychological
Association, the possibility of healing is
Vulnerable men are often returned to ministry with serious
are reasons for hope. The problems of homosexuality in the
priesthood have been painfully uncovered and need to be
addressed. There is no proven genetic basis for
Large numbers of people, including clergy, who had SSA are
now cured, especially if they brought the power of
faith into the healing process. These men and
women no longer view themselves as being homosexual.
statement of the Catholic Medical Association on
homosexuality, Homosexuality and Hope (www.cathmed.org
), should be made available to all priests, educators and
Catholic families. With the Lord’s help the Catholic
priests who struggle with homosexuality can be healed.
Catholic Medical Association, Richard P. Fitzgibbons,
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JEW AND MUSLIM KNOW…
The loss of Language
— and other paradigms —
in the Catholic Church
Jew knows how to pray in Hebrew in his Synagogue
— just as every Muslim knows how to pray in Arabic
in his Mosque.
and every Catholic priest (and many laity) — for
nearly 2000 years — once knew how to pray in Latin during
the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!
essential idioms in their respective religions, although
most Jews, like most Muslims, do not speak, or largely
understand either language. Each is unique to, and are
carefully preserved identifying markers
both inseparable from, characteristic of, and exclusively
pertaining to — their respective religions. Even Reform
Jews know the Sh'ma Yisrael, just as the most
culturally assimilated Muslim knows the Shahada.
important to understand that Arabic is only specific
to Arabia and only 25 other countries
throughout the entire world — and is not the lingua
franca of other Muslim states. Hebrew is only specific
to Israel and is not the native tongue
of the Diaspora. We are agreed upon this, yes? The language
of prayer is different from the language spoken outside
the place of worship. Judaism clung to Hebrew. Islam
clung to Arabic.
Why, then, has the Catholic Church jettisoned
Latin as the language specific to prayer
in collective, and often private worship?
is Latin a taboo, unlike Hebrew and Arabic? You
will be hard-pressed to find a Catholic fluent in Latin,
and much more to the point, any ecclesiastic
(priest, bishop, and cardinal) who any longer
has facility with Latin. Our own “Cardinal Sean” (as
he prefers to be called) is fluent in Spanish, but I
highly doubt that he could conjugate the simplest Latin
verb. It is no longer taught in seminaries (despite
Can. 249 requiring it), and no longer perpetuated in
the Church itself at its highest levels. The language
that has been nearly synonymous with the Catholic Church
for over 2000 years has become forgotten (yes, and
verboten) in less than 50.
on July 16, 2021 Bergoglio (Francis) cancelled the
Latin Mass of 2000 years — or perhaps better put,
the Mass in Latin —altogether throughout the
entire world! His despotic hatred for Catholic Tradition,
together with his rabid and long-standing ideological
allegiance to Modernism prompted this maniacal atrocity.
Any proposed Latin Mass is subject to strict
stipulations requiring special permissions
— that had first to be submitted to the local
ordinary (bishop) — who then, in turn, is required
to forward the application to Rome — where in
all likelihood it would
sit in the “ecclesiastical dustbin” indefinitely
being rejected, or mirabile dictu, approved —
and only under strict oversight!
North Korea as the Paradigm
of the Policy to
Abolish Catholic Ecclesiastical Language: specifically,
at which the people of North Korea became totally sequestered
from the world and the inception of the Novus Ordo
(New Order) Mass (concomitantly with the abolition of
the centuries old Tridentine Mass) coincides
within a 10 year margin. Important — and potent — analogies
Having been both categorically and systematically
indoctrinated — crushed under an iron fist with no tolerance
for dissent or dismay, North Koreans subsequently know
nothing other than what their brutal regime propagates
and allows them to know. This concerns such quotidian
features as whether the earth is round, the notion of
free speech, and the freedom of thought.
“The Three-Generations Punishment”
as a Paradigm
80,000 to 150,000 North
Koreans were born in, live, and will die in concentration
camps under North Korea's policy of deterrence through
“three generations of punishment”: the criminal together
with his entire family, and the following two entire
generations that will be born — and die — in the prison
camps: in other words, the primary “malefactor”, his
children, and their children. If there IS a fourth
generation, it will possess no knowledge of anything
whatever from posterity and outside the concentration
camps. It is their world. At least two complete generations
born within it will not know of any other kind of existence,
and will understand their own miserable existence as
“normal”. Through this policy of “Three generations
of Punishment”, there is no possible transmission of
any knowledge apart from what is acquired (indoctrinated)
in the camp itself. All possibility of dissidence is
totally expunged, for there is knowledge of nothing
from which to dissent.
This is a paradigm of Vatican II.
The hierarchy of the Catholic Church subsequent
to the “policies” enacted following Vatican II, appear
to have taken a similar approach in the way of language,
worship, tradition, and the Mass itself. Within three
generations, Catholics have largely lost (or more accurately,
have been systematically deprived of the transmission
of) what pertains to the unique Catholic identity that
had been taught and lived for centuries prior to the
catastrophe that has been euphemized as “Vatican II”.
Centuries of teaching, worship, and tradition were
categorically abolished and anything verging on “residual”
was not allowed to emerge again. In many ways, it
was not so much abolished as “stamped out” — much as
any criticism of the “Dear Leader" was met with a quick
and final “dismissal”, so was any criticism of “the
Spirit of Vatican II” a specter even more ghastly and
destructive than the actual corpus itself.
Not only was a millennia old language abolished
as unacceptable anymore, but nearly every tradition
and concept that was uniquely Catholic
was peremptorily suppressed, tossed out, and ultimately
forgotten … such that the last “malefactor” who breached
the policy, were he still alive, would no longer recognize
the institution in which he was nurtured — and the fourth
generation Catholic would no longer recognize the last
malefactor and would not understand his language, let
alone his gestures and manner of living. Indeed, the
physical structure itself in which the celebration morphed
from a Mass to a Prayer-Space, would itself become unrecognizable
to either. The spires ascending to God would seem archaic
and meaningless beside the Bauhaus flat, unadorned,
and indistinguishable building that could as well be
a synagogue, a mortuary, or an office building and which
has a “presider” instead of a priest (a now unacceptable
“patriarchal” image of Christ).
North Korea succeeded in extinguishing, obliterating
all memory of anything that preceded it. And so did
Vatican II. Despite the motu proprio Summum
Pontificum, allowing the Tridentine Mass to be
said by any priest without “permission” from his ordinary
(bishop), virtually any attempt to celebrate it is met
with hostility and every possible impediment. Vatican
II had spoken … much as the “Dear Leader” had spoken,
and the matter was settled and irreversible.
as another Paradigm
of the aftermath of
the turn of the century
than 50 years later in 1945
Irreversible also is the damage. It is rather
like a vignette of the city of Dresden before and after
its infamous fire-bombing in World War II. The name
was retained, but it designated utter ruin.
as another Paradigm
of the aftermath of
Church at the turn of the century
Cathedral less than 50 years
after Vatican II
President of the Republic” Kim Il-sung (his formal title,
despite being dead 28 years now and counting) and Kim-Jong-il
(dead now 11 years and counting) and his porculent,
maniacal son Kim Jong-un have made North Korea another
Dresden. And if we look at it closely and without bias,
so did Vatican II make a once flourishing Catholic culture
the mere detritus of another Dresden called the City
of Man which is still being dismantled and destroyed
as we watch — without any outrage ... or even wonder.
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CHILDREN OF GOD ... no matter what?
made the following statement in 2017 —
and I think it is now time to revisit it in light
of his peremptory agendum of unbridled Ecumenism
— a heretical concept altogether ...
prior to Vatican II — and which Francis
frenetically promotes at the cost of authentic Catholicism.
He asks — as though the question itself is altogether
“Is it possible God
has some children He does not love? NO! We are
ALL God’s beloved children.” (pope Francis)
more troubling still, is that this question is,
in fact, received by most post-Conciliar Catholics
as merely rhetorical, that
is to say, as though the answer is already understood
in the asking — and that answer, of course, is a
resounding: “yes — of course!
After all, everyone goes to Heaven!
The pope himself routinely tells us so!”
— despite what Christ tells us about
“hard and narrow” way
Beware of false prophets, who come to you
in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they
are ravening wolves.”
Christ: Saint Matthew 7.15-23)
ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate,
broad is the way that leadeth to destruction,
and many there are who go in thereat.
narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that
leadeth to life: and few there are that find
prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves”,
may we suggest that you consider five:
to say, in short, every pontiff who instigated,
promoted, or was complicit in the heresy we have
come to know as Vatican II which decimated the Church
and Religious Orders, contemned and vitiated Her
teachings, effectively abrogated Her Sacred Tradition,
laid siege to Her Sacred Deposit of Faith, outlawed
her language (Latin), abolished the Mass of the
Ages (Tridentine), defiled the Sanctuary with women
“Ministers” of Communion (note that they are no
longer designated as “Extraordinary-ministers”),
secularized the Liturgy, and homosexualized Her
priests, bishops, and cardinals.
the following: Catholic Mass attendance was
75+% in 1955 and plunged to 20-30% in 2017.
In 1970, 55 % of American Catholics went to Mass
every Sunday, and in 2019 that figure dwindled to
20%.“The Center for Church Management at Villanova
University projects an attendance rate in the
neighborhood of 12 percent by next year or the year
2 “Altar girls” vastly outnumber
“Altar-Boys” and both are “socially/correctly” neutered
as “Altar Servers” — thereby abolishing any
distinction in gender in deference to the
rise of “Woman Church” and the poison
— ALL OF IT — is the fruit of Vatican II
... every effeminate and recreant priest, bishop,
and cardinal; the feminization and homosexualization
of nearly every aspect of the once glorious edifice
of the Holy Catholic Church — has left it in ruins,
pallid and prostate before the World which
it loves before God. There are good
and faithful traditional priests — who are persecuted
mercilessly by their bishops, cardinals ... and
even the pope. Good men. Manly men. Priests
of Almighty God! Men who do not lisp — and who would
die before kissing the Muslim Quran! Not so Francis.
II really sound like a success story to you?
take the initial quoted citation from Holy Scripture
(Saint Matthew 9.11-15)
as a prologue merely to the
many disagreements between Francis
and Jesus Christ in this matter (and many,
many others.) Consider the following:
(Saint John 8.41-44)
do the works of your father. They
said therefore to Him: We are not born of fornication:
we have one Father, even God. Jesus therefore
said to them: If God were your
Father, you would indeed love Me. For from God
I proceeded, and came; for I came not of Myself,
but He sent Me: Why do you not know My speech?
Because you cannot hear My word.
You are of your father the devil,
and the desires of your father you will do.
He was a murderer from the beginning,
and he stood not in the truth; because
truth is not in him. When he speaketh
a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he
is a liar, and the father thereof.”
that committeth sin is of the devil: for
the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this
purpose, the Son of God appeared, that he might
destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is
born of God, committeth not sin: for his seed
abideth in him, and he can not sin, because
he is born of God. In this the children
of God are manifest, and the children
of the devil. Whosoever is not
just, is not of God, nor he that loveth not
(1 Saint John 3.8-10)
“Not every one that
saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
Kingdom of Heaven: but he that doth the
will of My Father who is in Heaven, he shall
enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will
say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not
we prophesied in Thy name, and cast out devils
in Thy name, and done many miracles in Thy name?
then will I profess unto them, I never
knew you: depart from Me, you that work
(Saint Matthew 7.21-23)
thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”
(Saint Matthew 17.17) — note the conditional
you love me, keep my commandments.”
(Saint John 14.15) — once again, note
the conditional “if”.
fellowship hath light with darkness? And what
concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what
part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?”
(2 Corinthians 14-15)
from Holy Scripture in which Francis openly contradicts
Christ are too many to enumerate. 3
do we Believe?
is simply this: whom shall we believe? The Master
or the servant? Truth Himself — Who stood
before Pontius Pilate on the day He was
crucified 4 while Pilate pedantically
“What is Truth?”
... even as Truth bled in his presence
5 — or His feckless vicar who either
distorts or contradicts the truth entrusted
to him? In other words, are we to believe Truth
Himself or His recreant proxy who speaks
in open contradiction to the Truth?
Statue of Heretic Martin
Luther brought into Vatican by
of Francis’s hero, the arch-heretic Martin Luther
1521 Luther wrote to Philip Melanchthon (Luther’s
closest collaborator in heresy) “Love
God and sin boldly ...
No sin can separate
us from Him, even if we were to kill
or commit adultery thousands of times each day.”
correspondence between Francis’s,
“Is it possible God has some children He
does not love? NO! We are ALL
God’s beloved children.” — and
Luther’s, “Love God and sin boldly ...
No sin can separate us from Him.”
— is unmistakable. This is the most manifest
and deadly fruit of the heresy called Ecumenism.
Let us be
less textually literal and absolutely clear on the substance
of these mutually corroborating statements:
Luther: “everyone goes to Heaven no matter
what. There is no sin so grievous to preclude anyone
from attaining salvation.”
Francis: “We are all the beloved
children of God — we are his beloved children!
But is it possible that God has some children whom
he does not love? No. We are all God’s beloved children.”
Therefore, despite that all that Christ taught us,
no matter what we do, say, promote, believe, or
not believe, is irrelevant. No sin is so heinous,
no act so horrendous, no belief so criminal, no
unbelief so absolute, that it can disqualify us
from going to Heaven with all the other ... “saints”
... like Hitler, Joseph Mengele, Stalin, Hideki
Tojo, Nero, Mao Zedong, Genghis Khan, Caligula,
and Diocletian, to name a few. For Francis, these
men — despite the magnitude of their
malevolence and the enormity of their atrocities
... are nevertheless “God’s beloved children”.
Who can so
much as conceptualize God uttering something like, “These
are my beloved children: Adolf Hitler
and his brothers Diocletian, Mao Zedong, Joseph Mengele,
Stalin, Hideki Tojo, Nero, Genghis Khan, and Caligula.”?
is their father? Are they the “beloved
children of God” whom Francis Bergoglio would have us
believe — or are they those of whom Christ
“You are of your father the devil.” They
cannot be both.
Christ is a deceiver — or Francis is.
God with the Father and the Holy Ghost, Christ can
neither deceive nor be deceived.6
will, and does.
“Such a harsh,
even cruel statement!”, you will reproach me.
I will respond, and far less frightening than the words
of Christ at the Last Judgment:
the Son of Man shall come in His majesty, and
all the angels with Him, then shall He sit upon
the seat of His majesty. And all nations shall
be gathered together before Him, and
He shall separate
them one from another, as the
shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats:
And He shall set the sheep on His right hand,
but the goats on His left. Then shall the King
say to them that shall be on His right hand:
Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess you the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation
of the world. Then He shall say to them also
that shall be on His left hand:
depart from Me,
you cursed, into everlasting fire which was
prepared for the devil and his angels.”
(Saint Matthew 25.31-33 & 25.41)
The god of
Francis, it turns out, is not the God
of Sacred Scripture. He fabricates his god to assuage
the guilt and fear of men — the better to accord with
the World, the Flesh, and primeval things of darkness
that have no place in the Light ...
We have stated it
wish to state it again: we hold that Francis
is the legitimate pope.
equally hold that he is a heretic, and
possibly an apostate.
We do not argue that the Seat of Saint Peter is
empty — which is to say that we are not Sedevacantists
(from the Latin “sede vacante”, “the chair being
vacant”) indeed, we maintain that the Chair is,
in fact, occupied.
That it is presently occupied by a heretic,
pantheist and madman, in no way invalidates the
statement that the papacy is indeed occupied.
Some popes have been saints. Some have been scoundrels.
Jorge Bergoglio, regrettably, is certainly and most
notoriously among the latter — and we will not,
cannot, accept his repudiation of Jesus Christ Himself
in Sacred Scripture together with the perennial
teachings of the Holy Catholic Church before the
many heretical credenda foisted on the Church by
that most unfortunate event called Vatican II; that
is to say, Francis’s chimerical understanding of
himself — as the paradigm of Conciliar progressivism
— and, lately, pantheism — and also as the law-giver
preeminent, the law-maker who tolerates no dissent
— indeed, who punishes it ruthlessly — does not
coincide with the 2000 year old understanding of
the Petrine Office in the Economy of Salvation.
Francis is a vicar only. Not the Master.
Does a Vicar dare correct his Lord or amend His
mandates? Of course not!
Therefore does Christ say:
amen I say to you: The servant is not greater than
his Lord; neither is the Apostle greater than He
that sent him.”
is necessary to obey a pope in all things
as long as he does not go against the universal
customs of the Church, but should he
go against the universal customs of the
Church he need not be followed.”
however, has done something more sinister still
— something that no other pope preceding him, however
corrupt, had done:
He made the
Catholic Church unrecognizable.
Boston Catholic Journal
AN EXTREMELY TROUBLING
accurate — OBSERVATION
“Pope Francis – unlike
his predecessors – has
doctrine of Transubstantiation. Keeping
to his South American theological roots, Pope Francis
has called for Catholics to consider the Eucharist
with Christ – an occasion where Christ makes
Himself available to the community
through an act
[This is a Protestant doctrine which separates
Catholics from ALL Protestant denominations:
Catholics understand the Eucharist as really and
truly the actual Body, Blood, Soul,
and Divinity of Jesus Christ — not
merely as an act of remembrance,
and nothing more. — ed.]
This is very much in line with Pope Francis’s
ecumenical and inter-religious initiatives over
the past five years. He has consistently spoken
about Holy Communion ... emphasizing the
element rather than the
The Eucharist is the summit of God’s saving action:
the Lord Jesus,
bread broken for us,
pours upon us all of His mercy and His love, so
as to renew our hearts, our lives, and our way of
relating with Him and with the brethren. [note:
it is perennial Church teaching that
bread” — to the contrary,
He transformed bread
into His Sacred
Body: this is the Catholic doctrine and
dogma of Transubstantiation. — Ed.]
Through this teaching in the 2014 Encyclical,
Pope Francis has departed from the traditional
line of who can receive or participate in Eucharist
and called for a more inclusive openness
to our understanding and practice of Eucharist (including
non-Catholics to be able to take communion),
and not to make it into an exclusive practice. ...
by signaling that he is willing to welcome anyone
and share the Eucharist with others, Pope Francis
may have charted a different path by opening up
the Eucharist to non-Catholics and those who have
been traditionally excluded. He is clearly
moving away from the idea of the Eucharist as a
directly “supernatural” experience and more towards
a “unifying sacrament.”
Martyrology for Today
Semen est sanguis Christianorum (The blood
of Christians is the seed of the Church) Tertullian, Apologeticum,
in the Year of Grace 2022
SEASON OF ADVENT
This Day, the Sixth Day of December
At Myra, the metropolis of Lycia, the birthday of
St. Nicholas, bishop and confessor,
of whom it is related, among other miracles, that, while
at a great distance from the emperor Constantine, he appeared
to him in a vision and moved him to mercy so as to deter
him from putting to death some persons who had implored
In Africa, in the persecution of the Vandals, and under
the Arian king Hunneric, the saintly
women Dionysia, Dativa, Leontia, a religious man named Tertius,
Aemilian, a physician, and Boniface, with three others,
who were subjected to numberless most painful torments for
the Catholic faith, and thus merited to rank among the confessors
In the same country, St. Majoricus,
son of St. Dionysia, who, being quite young and dreading
the torments, was strengthened by the looks and words of
his mother, and becoming stronger than the rest, expired
in torments. His mother took him in her arms, and having
buried him in her own house, was wont to pray assiduously
at his sepulcher.
The same day St. Polychronius, priest,
who, in the time of the emperor Constantius, was attacked
by the Arians and put to death while at the altar saying
At Granada, in Spain, the passion
of blessed Peter Paschasius, martyr, of the Order
of Mercedarians, and bishop of Jaen, whose festival is celebrated
on the 23d of October, by order of Pope Clement X.
At Rome, St. Asella, virgin,
who, according to the words of St. Jerome, being blessed
from her mother's womb, lived to old age in fasting and
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs,
confessors, and holy virgins.
Omnes sancti Mártyres, oráte pro nobis.
("All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us", from the Litaniae
Sanctorum, the Litany of the Saints)
℟. Thanks be to God.
“Semen est sanguis
Christianorum” — Tertullian
Why the Martyrs Matter
Each day we bring you a calendar, a
list really, of the holy Martyrs who had suffered and died for Christ,
for His Bride the Church, and for our holy Catholic Faith; men and
women for whom — and well they knew — their Profession of Faith
would cost them their lives.
They could have repudiated all three (Christ, Church, and Catholic
Faith) and kept their lives for a short time longer (even the
lapsi only postponed their death — and at so great a cost!)
What would motivate men, women, even children and entire families
to willingly undergo the most evil and painfully devised tortures;
to suffer death rather than denial?
Why did they not renounce their Catholic Faith when the first flame
licked at their feet, after the first eye was plucked out, or after
they were “baptized” in mockery by boiling water or molten lead
poured over their heads? Why did they not flee to offer incense
to the pagan gods since such a ritual concession would be merely
perfunctory, having been done, after all, under duress, exacted
by the compulsion of the state? What is a little burned incense
and a few words uttered without conviction, compared to your own
life and the lives of those you love? Surely God knows that you
are merely placating the state with empty gestures …
Did they love their wives, husbands, children — their mothers, fathers
and friends less than we do? Did they value their own lives less?
Were they less sensitive to pain than we are? In a word, what did
they possess that we do not?
Nothing. They possessed what we ourselves are given in the Sacrament
of Confirmation — but cleaved to it in far greater measure than
we do: Faith and faithfulness; fortitude and valor, uncompromising
belief in the invincible reality of God, of life eternal in Him
for the faithful, of damnation everlasting apart from Him for the
unfaithful; of the ephemerality of this passing world and all within
it, and lives lived in total accord with that adamant belief.
We are the Martyrs to come!
What made them so will make us so. What they suffered we will suffer.
What they died for, we will die for. If only we will! For most
us, life will be a bloodless martyrdom, a suffering for Christ,
for the sake of Christ, for the sake of the Church in a thousand
ways outside the arena. The road to Heaven is lined on both sides
with Crosses, and upon the Crosses people, people who suffered unknown
to the world, but known to God. Catholics living in partibus
infidelium, under the scourge of Islam. Loveless marriages.
Injustices on all sides. Poverty. Illness. Old age. Dependency.
They are the cruciform! Those whose lives became Crosses because
they would not flee God, the Church, the call to, the demand
for, holiness in the most ordinary things of life made extraordinary
through the grace of God. The Martyrology we celebrate each day
is just a vignette, a small, immeasurably small, sampling of the
martyrdom that has been the lives of countless men and women whom
Christ and the Angels know, but whom the world does not know.
“Exemplum enim dedi vobis”,
Christ said to His Apostles: “I have given you an example.” And
His Martyrs give one to us — and that is why the Martyrs matter.
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal
Note: We suggest that you explore our newly edited
SS. Martyrum Cruciatibus — The Torments and Tortures of the Christian
for an in-depth historical account of the sufferings
of the Martyrs.
Totally Faithful to the Sacred Deposit of
Faith entrusted to the Holy See in Rome
opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et servasti
verbum Meum, nec non negasti Nomen Meum”
know your works ... that you have but little power,
and yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My
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