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Boston Catholic Journal  —  Critical Catholic Commentary in the Twilight of Reason
 

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CRITICAL CATHOLIC COMMENTARY


in the Twilight of Reason

 That understanding of its sacred dogmas must be perpetually retained, which Holy Mother Church once declared; and there must never 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 Sin, Pray for us who have Recourse to Thee

 

Mary, Conceived without Sin,

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 Promoting Homosexuality within the Catholic Church and Priesthood
 


The Complicity of

American Bishops and Cardinals

in Promoting Homosexuality

within the Catholic Church and the Catholic Priesthood


 

The greatest scandal in Church History was first 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”.

It would 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.

The moral 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 terminal decline.

Following 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.

President 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 daybecause 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?

Christ 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 17.2)

 

Geoffrey K. Mondello
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The following has been obtained from Church Militant (Saint Michael’s Media) https://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/vort-the-secret-email 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.

The Boston Catholic Journal has made a word-for-word readable presentation of this e-mail which exists as an image of scanned text. The original scanned text is also presented unredacted.


 

From: REDACTED

To: <undisclosed-recipients>
Sent: June 14, 2002. 7.28 AM
Subject: Psychiatrists Letter to the Catholic Bishops


 

Highlights 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.
 

In 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 lives.
 

This 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.
 

They came to see their own pleasure as the highest end and used others – including adolescents and childrenas sexual objects.
 

They 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.
 

These 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 behaviors.
 

The 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.
 

One of the major problems … is the enormous amount of misinformation about the nature, origins, and treatment of homosexuality/SSA.
 

This 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.
 

…  many people sincerely believe that scientific research has produced conclusive evidence that homosexuality is a genetically inherited condition, determined before birth, and cannot be changed.  In fact, no such evidence exists.
 

Several 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 www.cat.hmed.org)

[The] condition of extreme effeminacy is called gender identity disorder “GID”.
 

The sooner these problems are addressed in therapy, the more hope there is for a full recovery.
 

The 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 homosexuality.  
 

Men 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.
 

To 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.
 

There 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 liability.

 

Recommendations Treatment for priests with SSA

We observed many priests grow in holiness and happiness in their ministry as a result of the healing of their …  same-sex attractions.
 

Our 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] should be screened for homosexuality by their bishops or religious superiors prior to being considered
 

The 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.
 

Two 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 homosexual.
 

The 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.
 

It should be noted that many men with SSA will have problems besides the SSA which could make admission to the seminary inadvisable.
 

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 homosexuality.
 

In our experience, there are some dioceses and religious communities relying upon the work of mental health professionals who actively disagree with the Churches sexual morality.

 

Seminary/Formation Faculty

Pope 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 family life.”
 

Many faculty members of seminaries and religious houses do not adhere to the truth on matters of sexual morality and faith.
 

For 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.
 

Seminarians who support Church teaching on sexual morality, Scripture, the liturgy, and fundamental moral theology have been labeled as rigid and often expelled from seminaries.
 

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.
 

We 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 communities.
 

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 orthodoxy.
 

Those who are not loyal should be removed.
 

In 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.
 

The purification of the seminaries is essential to the protection of the Church and her children.
 

Finally, seminarians, including those in religious orders, with homosexual tendencies should not be ordained

 

The Availability of Treatment and Education in every Diocese

We 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.
 

Courage 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] Courage [which counsels “men and women with same-sex attractions in living chaste lives in fellowship, truth and love”]  is not welcome.
 

Unfortunately, conferences have been offered to priests and seminarians in which homosexuality is presented as being genetically determined and no hope for healing is offered.

At the 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 American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association, the possibility of healing is censured.
 

Vulnerable men are often returned to ministry with serious untreated problems.
 

There 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 homosexuality.
 

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.
 

The 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.
 

 

For the Catholic Medical Association, Richard P. Fitzgibbons, M.D.
Peter Rudegair, MA
Eugene F. Diamond, M.D.

 __________________________________________

Note: Formatting added by the Boston Catholic Journal

           See accompanying verbatim PDF file formatted for readability of the original e-mail.

   Also see original-email scanned as text-to-image.

 


We wish to both acknowledge, and offer our most sincere gratitude to, ChurchMilitant, St. Michael’s Media, Mr. Michael Voris, and the Producers and Reporters for their courageous work on behalf of the Catholic Church and her Faithful.

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Francis is Dismembering the Church

as a Prelude to Abolishing it
 

Jorge Bergoglio places Ecumenism over Catholicism

For Jorge, Catholicism

is the Greatest
IMPEDIMENT to Ecumenism

 

 


 


 

EVERY JEW AND MUSLIM KNOW…

 

Angelo Roncalli as John XXIII Statues-of-Kim-Il-Sung-and-Kim-Jong-Il Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini as Paul VI
John XXIII Kim-Il-Sung-and-Kim-Jong-Il  Paul VI

 

The loss of Language — and other paradigms —
 

in the Catholic Church


Every 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!

Both are 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.

It is 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?

Why 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.

Finally, 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 before 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, Latin
 

The period 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 obtain:

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.

 

Another paradigm ...

 

Dresden at the turn of the century Dresden as another Paradigm

of the aftermath of Vatican II

Dresden in 1945
Dresden at the turn of the century   Dresden less 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.

 

 Typical Catholic Church at the turn of the century Vatican II
as another Paradigm

of the aftermath of Dresden

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels - Los Angeles, California
A Catholic Church at the turn of the century   A Catholic Cathedral less than 50 years
after Vatican II

“The Eternal 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.

 

Editor
Boston Catholic Journal
 

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Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, Joseph  Dzhugashvili ( a.ka. Stalin)

 

ARE WE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD ... no matter what?

 

 

Jorge Bergoglio 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 rhetorical: 

“Is it possible God has some children He does not love? NO! We are ALL God’s beloved children.” (pope Francis) 1
 

What is 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 the “hard and narrow” way to Heaven:
 

Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Jesus Christ: Saint Matthew 7.15-23)

Oh, yes, concerning the  false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves”, may we suggest that you consider five:

  • John XXIII

  • Paul VI

  • John Paul I

  • John Paul II

  • and the APEX WOLF: Jorge Bergoglio (Francis).

That is 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.

Consider 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 after. 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 of Feminism.

All this — 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. Not so!

Does Vatican II really sound like a success story to you? Then look here.
 

We might 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:

 

Jesus Christ:

  • You 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. (Saint John 8.41-44)
     

  • He 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 his brother.”    (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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.” (Saint Matthew 7.21-23)
     

  • If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Saint Matthew 17.17) — note the conditional “if”.
     

  • If you love me, keep my commandments.” (Saint John 14.15) — once again, note the conditional “if”.
     

  • “What 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)

Citations from Holy Scripture in which Francis openly contradicts Christ are too many to enumerate. 3

 

Whom do we Believe?

The point 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 asked, “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?
 

Martin Luther Statue at Vatican  

 


Statue of Heretic Martin Luther  brought into Vatican by Francis
 

The influence of Francis’s hero, the arch-heretic Martin Luther  is unmistakable:

In 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.6

 

The 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.”?

Who, indeed, is their father?  Are they the “beloved children of God” whom Francis Bergoglio would have us believe  —  or are they those of whom Christ spoke:You are of your father the devil.” They cannot be both.

Either Christ is a deceiver — or Francis is.

However, being God with the Father and the Holy Ghost, Christ can neither deceive nor be deceived.6

Francis can, will, and does.

“Such a harsh, even cruel statement!”, you will reproach me.

Less harsh, I will respond, and far less frightening than the words of Christ at the Last Judgment:

And when 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 ...

 

Geoffrey K. Mondello
Editor
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 1  https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/audiences/2017/documents/papa-francesco_20170614_udienza-generale.html
       & https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/36233/we-dont-earn-gods-love-its-freely-given-pope-francis-says

2 https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2021/04/17/the-american-church-going-going/
3
Saint John 14.24 — Saint Matthew 17.17-19 — Saint John 3.18 — Saint John 8.41-44 —
1 John 3.8-10 — etc., etc., etc.
4
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by Me.” (Saint John 14.6)
5 Pilate saith to Him: What is truth? (Saint John 18.38)
6 https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/did-luther-really-tell-us-to-love-god-and-sin-boldly/ 

 


 

LET US BE CLEAR:
 

We have stated it before and we wish to state it again: we hold that Francis is the legitimate pope.

We 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, amen I say to you: The servant is not greater than his Lord; neither is the Apostle greater than He that sent him.” (Saint John 14.16)

Must we therefore follow his teachings? We will let Pope Innocent III, arguably the most effective pope everanswer this:

It 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.”  ( www.newadvent.org/cathen/08013a.htm )

Francis, however, has done something more sinister still — something that no other pope preceding him, however corrupt, had done:  He made the Catholic Church unrecognizable.
 


Editor
Boston Catholic Journal



 

AN EXTREMELY TROUBLING

 — and accurate — OBSERVATION
 

“Pope Francis – unlike his predecessorshas not directly advocated the doctrine of Transubstantiation. Keeping to his South American theological roots, Pope Francis has called for Catholics to consider the Eucharist as an encounter with Christ – an occasion where Christ makes Himself available to the community through an act of remembrance. [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 communal element rather than the mystery.

The Eucharist is the summit of God’s saving action: the Lord Jesus, by becoming 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 Christ did not become 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.  The Conversation

 

 




Martyrology for Today
 

Semen est sanguis Christianorum (The blood of Christians is the seed of the Church) Tertullian, Apologeticum, 50

 

ROMAN MARTYROLOGY

Tuesday December 6th 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 his assistance.

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 of Christ.

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 Mass.

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 prayer.

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


Roman Martyrology by Month




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
Editor
editor@boston-catholic-journal.com
Boston Catholic Journal


Note: We suggest that you explore our newly edited and revised De SS. Martyrum Cruciatibus — The Torments and Tortures of the Christian Martyrs for an in-depth historical account of the sufferings of the Martyrs.


 

 

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