Cathedral of St Mary of the Angels in Los Angeles
“The house of our holiness,
and of our glory, where our fathers praised Thee,
We wish to make one thing clear in light of our criticism of the ever-evolving, ever-increasing defection of Jorge Bergoglio from the One, True, Holy, and Apostolic Catholic Church to what is theologically understood as Religious Indifferentism (any and every religion is sufficient to the attainment of salvation, however much each stands in reciprocal contradiction to one other) — we ourselves are not Sedevacantists, despite the ample and otherwise compelling reasons that Francis routinely provides.
The Seat of Saint Peter is, indeed, occupied ...
That it is occupied by a madman — Jorge Bergoglio — appears to be of little consequence to those who hold that merely occupying the Seat of Saint Peter — by any means — of itself necessarily corroborates his fidelity to the Catholic Faith and in some unfathomable way equally attests to his sanity — despite 10 years of what appears to be recurring manic episodes (think the Roman Emperor Caligula who proclaimed his divinity, nominated his horse, Incitatus, as consul, and routinely conversed with the moon) to say nothing of patently illogical utterances (“spaces and power are preferred to time and processes”, “Space hardens processes” *) — coupled with his unpredictable and often incomprehensible behavior (think “Pachamama”).
We do not maintain that
the Roman Catholic Church of our forefathers no longer exists, nor that
the office of the pope is vacant — we simply argue that it miraculously
exists despite its extreme attenuation following
Vatican II and the manifold repudiation of sound Catholic teaching
by the post-Catholic conciliar church that succeeded it — but
did not, and cannot, supplant it.
You are, no doubt, familiar with the phrase “the Holy Father” referring to the man who sits upon the Seat of Saint Peter and is eo ipso the pope of the Catholic Church. It was, for nearly 2000 years, a title of due reverence to the Vicar of Jesus Christ on Earth — and was associated with holiness in person, or at least integrity of character. He was always understood as a man who defended the teachings, doctrines, and dogmas of the Holy Catholic Church. The “post-Catholic conciliar church” of Vatican II however, beginning with John XXIII and promoted by each pope in unbroken succession — to the point of popes routinely canonizing their predecessors — placed increasing emphasis not on “the Salvation of Souls”, but on rapprochement with the world. This intensified exponentially under Jorge, and regrettably the Church, as a consequence became only parenthetically “Holy” (and if truth be told, no longer “Catholic” in a way that would be comprehensible to Catholics and prelates alike prior to 1960).
In reality the “post-Catholic-conciliar-church” of Vatican II effectively resulted in a simulacrum, a caricature, of the once “Holy Roman Catholic Church” whose name it arrogated even as it threw the pearls of Her holiness under the cloven hooves of pigs. Do you believe such an assessment harsh? Christ Himself warned us against it — and the consequences to those who would be so profligate:
(Saint Matthew 7.6)
I recognize that this sounds severe. It is meant to be.
How few those who with clarity and courage denounce this manifest and unmitigated distinction! Both clerical and lay are unwilling to call what is manifestly counterfeit nothing less than ecclesiastical forgery and fraud out of fear of persecution — of being marginalized, being labeled a “rigid” or “Traditional Catholic” — the very type Catholic whom Bergoglio ridicules and apparently detests! Has the unreasoned fear of this crude and petulant pontiff so paralyzed the once courageous Catholic witness in the world that none dare defy him for fear of ... fear of ... what?
Do you fear that you will be “excommunicated” from this grotesque mutation that has lost all continuity with the real Catholic Church which it parodies — this pathogen that requires a host to survive even as it destroys the host? Why would you wish to be part of what has become a travesty? Better an orphan than a bastard. Oh, yes, you will have great difficulty finding a genuinely Catholic parish that worships the True and Living God in the “Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass” before the post-Catholic-conciliar-church banned and criminalized it —the Mass that nurtured and mothered all the great Saints preceding the Post-Conciliar Church — with the sole exception that you, at the same time, acknowledge and give credence to the farcical Liturgy accredited and mandated by the “Council Fathers” and cruelly imposed on the Faithful.
In these days fraught with heresy and apostasy, pan-paganism and atheism, this new Post-Catholic-Conciliar-church spawned by Vatican II has made it quite clear that the monolithic Catholicism which preceded it is, indeed, in need of extreme atteCuation, and exsanguinated of piety. Before being a “Catholic” required a conditional, and factional antecedent (“Conservative Catholic”, “Liberal Catholic”, “Progressive Catholic”, “Charismatic Catholic”, “Vatican II Catholic”, “Pre-Vatican II Catholic”, “Sedevacantist Catholic” — that is to say, when a Catholic was simply a non-nuanced Catholic — and not a “kind” of Catholic, there simply was no confusion in being Catholic. Everything was quite clear and definite: matters such as morals, dogmas, millennia-imbued teaching, theology, marriage, sexuality, having children, and those now-quaint concepts of “obligations” and “certitudes”.
With Vatican II and the inauguration of the Post-Conciliar Church, “kinds of Catholics” emerged and quickly began to divide the Church, splintering the One Body into separate — and separated — “ideological” ghettos; once again, prior to which the world could understand and reasonably predicate of you certain beliefs and practices (or at least of what you should have be, and what you should have believed) as a Catholic.
This, of course, is no
longer so. Antagonism within the highest levels of the Church,
now disparage, ridicule, and separate themselves from the
Catholic who believes and cleaves to “the Faith of His Fathers” with
its 2000 years of credentials. Such a Catholic is now dismissed as “backward”
and “rigid” by “the Holy Father” (Bergoglio) of the
(once again, not to be confused with the authentic Roman Catholic
Church of 2000 years). Jorge has much to say about this … most of it
incoherent and disparaging ... when he is not pontificating about the
Amazonian Face of the Church, the environment, plastic
in the ocean, politics, economies — and yet strangely
says nothing relevant to his job-description as Pontiff concerning salvation,
Jesus Christ, the Conversion of Souls, and Hell itself (which he famously
dismissed as a fiction).
Some of the above, I recognize, are esteemed “heroes” of the
Faith by many Post-Conciliar-Church Catholics — especially Karol
Wojtyla (John Paul II) on whose watch the USSR crumbled and even Josef
Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) who “restored” to “legitimacy” (what
was never abolished nor can it ever be)
the ancient Tridentine Mass (which is actually much, much
older) but only under the condition that it be understood as a perquisite,
a bone tossed to the (Traditional) dogs who were obligated to
acknowledge the “validity” and superiority of “the New Mass”. The Tridentine
Mass — so spiritual, other-worldly, and rife with “superstition” was
an embarrassment to the New-Age enlightened liturgists
who relegated the Mass of the Ages to the mere effluence of the “Usus
antiquior” — “the ancient usage” also undertood as the “Vetus
ordo” (the “old order”) — each suggesting that its
validity suffers from a lack of contemporaneity (it is no longer
in current use) and obsolete (having been supplanted by the
Novus Ordo, or “New Order” Mass of increasingly bizarre experimentation
and imbecility). Ratzinger merely re-stated what was never
But it was precisely
Karol Wojtyla and Josef Ratzinger who vigorously promoted
not just the absurdity of Ecumenism, but nothing less an affront
to God as Pantheism. The inter-religious meeting and worship at Assisi
under the auspices of Karol Wojtyla (JPII) was blasphemous
and the sin of sacrilege no less than three times: 1986, 1993 and 2002.
Josef Ratzinger pursued Ecumenism with no less vigor in 2011. And Jorge
(Francis) is the culmination of this sacrilege by apotheosizing the
Earth, the Environment, and the “Amazonian-Face” of Pachamama
solemnly borne into the Basilica of Saint Peter and worshipped
before him and his prelates in the Vatican Garden.
Let us recognize what has come upon us — and call it the “Abomination” that it is!
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Comments? Write us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Reading on the Papacy of Francis: