Published July 28, 2015

Water, Words, and the World Soul: “Lenten Art” in Austrian Cathedral
(Explanation in English here)

Very informative & challenging...

On the Sede Vacante Thesis:
Traditional Catholic Conference & Debate
on Sedevacantism (2002)


The Chair of St. Peter at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

On July 6, 2002, a traditional Catholic conference and debate took place between Mr. John Daly of France, Mr. John Lane of Australia, and Mr. Gerry Matatics of the United States. The almost 4-hour-long conference took place at a hotel in Verona, New York, and was recorded in full.

We are pleased to be able to share with you the complete audio of this conference in the player below:

If you prefer to download the mp3 file for offline listening later, please do so through this DIRECT LINK

As you listen to the audio, please keep in mind that it was recorded 13 years ago, during the “reign” of John Paul II. Mr. Daly and Mr. Lane argued the case for sedevacantism; Mr. Matatics, at the time not yet a sedevacantist, raised objections, which were then answered by Daly and Lane. The presentation given by Mr. Daly has since been transcribed and published in The Four Marks newspaper, available here:

The introduction at this conference was given by Dr. Lance Tardugno. The “St. Thomas Aquinas” web site of John Lane mentioned at the beginning is now defunct. However, Mr. Lane still maintains a discussion forum at John Daly, a professional translator (French and Latin), is also a publisher and has reprinted a number of rare traditional Catholic books at

If you prefer to listen to the audio via YouTube, you can use the embedded player below or access it directly on YouTube at THIS LINK.

Total runtime is 3 hours 53 minutes.

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If you thought you’d seen it all...

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet if you ain’t seen…
Father Bob Maguire!


We struggle for words to introduce to you Father — yes, he’s actually a real priest — Bob Maguire, an eccentric celebrity in the “Archdiocese” of Melbourne, Australia. “Everything that is wrong with the Novus Ordo in one man” — that is perhaps the best one-line description one can give of this anti-Catholic lowlife.

The video below shows Fr. Maguire’s final Novus Ordo “Mass” at his parish of Ss. Peter and Paul, which he perpetrated on January 29, 2012, having resisted his forcible retirement for over two years. No, “Archbishop” Denis Hart didn’t force him into retirement because he was horrified by Maguire’s sacrilegious and absurd chaos — at least not if we take his words at face value — but this is what Maguire’s fans are accusing the “Archbishop” of doing. Novus Ordo church law requires that pastors submit their resignation at age 75, and although the bishop is not required to accept it, Maguire reached this milestone in 2009. He didn’t actually leave the parish until 2012.

But now on to the video. CAUTION! What you are about to see will probably shock you — yes, you, you who think you’ve seen it all:

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If you watch nothing else, watch the segment beginning at 36:32 until 40:30 — that’s from the Sanctus to the Our Father — and don’t forget to close your mouth afterwards.

It’s just surprising that Fr. Bob didn’t light a cigarette or excuse himself to go to the restroom in the middle of this despicable, self-centered spectacle. With Fr. Bob, the Fun Church is in overdrive; Francis must love the man.

As we’ve asked our readers before, when all is said and done, when your time is up and your life is coming to a close and you only have a few more minutes to live, whom would you rather have at your deathbed — the strict, serious, reverent, and wholly orthodox genuine Catholic priest, whose desire is to lead you to eternal salvation, no matter how painful it should be — or this ridiculous happy-clappy goofball who mocks the sacred priesthood of our Lord with every breath he takes, and who may perhaps send you off into eternity, not with absolution and holy Viaticum but with a backslap and an irreverent, “Say hi to the Lord for me when you get there”? 


Any resemblance with ‘Father Chuck’ is entirely coincidental...

In 2013,
Penguin Books published a biography of this shameless Modernist, entitled Father Bob - The Larrikin Priest. A brief video introducing the book can be watched here. That same year, a crowdfunded television documentary about Maguire was released in Australia, entitled In Bob We Trust.

Ordained in 1960, Fr. Maguire possesses valid orders. He is an alter Christus, a priest forever according the order of Melchisedek (cf. Heb 5:6). With this in mind, have a look at these sobering links:

Tremble is what we all ought to do at the sacred priesthood of our Blessed Lord. Fr. Maguire thinks it’s reason to make a fool of himself. 

The reality is that scoffers like Maguire come and go. What remains forever is the Word of the Lord. And this Word says: “Be not deceived, God is not mocked” (Gal 6:7).

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A walk on the wild side, for sure...

Laudato Si in Action:


“Cardinal” Ravasi worships Earth Goddess

The head of the Vatican’s so-called “Pontifical Council for Culture”, “Cardinal” Gianfranco Ravasi, has been spotted worshipping an Andean pagan deity known as Pachamama, a “Mother Earth” goddess. The video below shows Ravasi taking part in the idolatrous rite together with Quechuan natives in Argentina. An apparent Novus Ordo nun is also participating.

As far as culture goes, this is the same “Cardinal” Ravasi who sent a series of tweets in late October 2013 to honor the passing of Lou Reed, a scandalous and lewd American rock singer whose 1972 hit Walk on the Wild Side contained lyrics that included “taboo topics such as transsexuality, drugs, male prostitution and oral sex” (source). Clearly, Ravasi is a perfect candidate for the Vatican under Francis.

Now, as though meaning to echo (or rather, anticipate) the release of Francis’ eco-encyclical Laudato Si, a video has now appeared that shows the bogus “Catholic cardinal” participating in a pagan rite of adoration of the mother earth goddess Pachamama. This took place in November of 2014. Take a look:

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The following is our translation of an article on this incident written by Vatican journalist Giuseppe Nardi, originally published on July 20, 2015 at Nardi is a conservative/traditionalist Novus Ordo adherent and an extremely reliable source for news inside and outside the Vatican.

Cardinal Ravasi participates in Idolatry — “Mother Earth” Cult

(Buenos Aires) Curial cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, actively took part in a ceremony of Pachamama worship in Argentina’s San Marcos Sierras. In the Quechuan language, the goddess Pachamama basically means “Mother Earth” or “Mother Cosmos”. It is a relic of pre-Christian, pagan times, which has survived in sections of the Quechua and Aymara Indians of the Andean countries.

The Pachamama goddess, which the Indians believe to be “omnipotent”, is worshipped with sacrifices, especially “coca leaves”, “lucky charms, medicinal herbs, llama fetuses”, [and] “little dolls”, as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote. “At the occult market of La Paz” in Bolivia, “the ingredients for the burnt sacrifice in honor of Pachamama” are mixed together and “faith becomes business”, according to the NZZ.

The animist cult is also practiced in a village of the Central-Argentine province of Cordoba. This is where San Marcos Sierras is located, with its almost 950 inhabitants (2010), approximately 150 km [~93 mi] away from the city of Cordoba, to which Pope Francis had been exiled by the superior of his province in the 1980s. San Marcos Sierras is considered to be the last village to be mostly inhabited by the Indian people of the Comechingones (Henia and Kamiare), which consists of only 5,000 members at this point.

“Courtyard of the Gentiles” with an Idolatrous Cult

The act of adoring Pachamama took place back in November 2014 as part of Ravasi’s “Courtyard of the Gentiles” initiative, which made a stop in Argentina at the time, but did not become known until now through the publication of a video clip. The idolatry was organized by Foro Ecumenico Social (ecumenical-social forum). The most prominent person present at the Mother Earth worship was Cardinal Ravasi, “the cultured one” (ORF) among the Curia’s cardinals. The cardinal was not merely a spectator but an active participant (see video). He had been accompanied to San Marcos Sierras by Theresa Varela, vice-president of the Foro Ecumenico Social and president of the Mision Esperanza foundation, “as well as some of the indigenous population.”

According to inofficial data by the Argentinian authorities, the village’s population has reportedly increased to 3,000 residents since, as there has been a strong influx of Argentines from the country’s biggest cities, of Europeans and white U.S. citizens “of the middle and upper class.” San Marcos Sierras welcomes tourists and is considered a popular destination for members of the hippie movement. A connection to the cult of Panamacha may be presumed. 

[End Giuseppe Nardi text]

Shocked? Come on, folks, it’s the Novus Ordo Sect we’re talking about here, so what do you expect?

As we have noted before, the Vatican II apostasy is so blatant at this point that it can easily be recognized and refuted even just by a cursory perusal of Holy Scripture: “For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens” (Ps 95:5); “Turn ye not to idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods. I am the Lord your God” (Lev 19:4); “ shall be manifest that they are no gods, but the work of men' s hands, and that there is no work of God in them” (Bar 6:50); “This wicked people, that will not hear my words, and that walk in the perverseness of their heart, and have gone after strange gods to serve them, and to adore them: and they shall be as this girdle which is fit for no use” (Jer 13:10).


But then again, “Cardinal” Ravasi was merely following the exhortation of “Pope Saint” John Paul II, who said: “What we have just said must also be applied — although in another way and with the due differences — to activity for coming closer together with the representatives of the non-Christian religions, an activity expressed through dialogue, contacts, prayer in common, investigation of the treasures of human spirituality, in which, as we know well, the members of these religions also are not lacking” (Antipope John Paul II, Encyclical Redemptor Hominis, ch. 6; italics added). As being an admirer of the satanic Voodoo religion, John Paul II is someone who’d know all about participating in idolatrous worship!

We have posted a picture of the Pachamama goddess to the right. As you will notice, we could only give you a censored version, as the original is too indecent to be displayed. Hey, why would you adore the Most Holy Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Ghost — who created, redeemed, and sanctified you, when you could be worshipping this thing instead, right?

Folks, the problem is ultimately not this or that “cardinal”, this or that “Pope”, “bishop” or other cleric — the problem is Vatican II, the false religion of man prepared by John XXIII and officially established by Paul VI. It has nothing to do with Roman Catholicism, and this fact alone proves beyond all doubt that the Vatican II Sect is not the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII and his predecessors.

We will end with a very pertinent, not-so-ecumenical passage from Holy Scripture in which the prophet Elias challenges the pagans to prove their false deity, while he, instead, will prove the reality of the True God. It didn’t end well for the pagans:

And Elias coming to all the people, said: How long do you halt between two sides? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word. And Elias said again to the people: I only remain a prophet of the Lord: but the prophets of Baal are four hundred and fifty men. Let two bullocks be given us, and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces and lay it upon wood, but put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under it. Call ye on the names of your gods, and I will call on the name of my Lord: and the God that shall answer by fire, let him be God. And all the people answering said: A very good proposal. Then Elias said to the prophets of Baal: Choose you one bullock and dress it first, because you are many: and call on the names of your gods, but put no fire under.

And they took the bullock which he gave them, and dressed it: and they called on the name of Baal from morning even till noon, saying: O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered: and they leaped over the altar that they had made. And when it was now noon, Elias jested at them, saying: Cry with a louder voice: for he is a God, and perhaps he is talking, or is in an inn, or on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep, and must be awaked. So they cried with a loud voice, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till they were all covered with blood. And after midday was past, and while they were prophesying, the time was come of offering sacrifice, and there was no voice heard, nor did any one answer, nor regard them as they prayed: Elias said to all the people: Come ye unto me. And the people coming near unto him, he repaired the altar of the Lord, that was broken down:

And he took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying: Israel shall be thy name. And he built with the stones an altar to the name of the Lord: and he made a trench for water, of the breadth of two furrows round about the altar. And he laid the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid it upon the wood. And he said: Fill four buckets with water, and pour it upon the burnt offering, and upon the wood. And again he said: Do the same the second time. And when they had done it the second time, he said: Do the same also the third time. And they did so the third time. And the water run round about the altar, and the trench was filled with water.

And when it was now time to offer the holocaust, Elias the prophet came near and said: O Lord God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Israel, shew this day that thou art the God of Israel, and I thy servant, and that according to thy commandment I have done all these things. Hear me, O Lord, hear me: that this people may learn, that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart again. Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the holocaust, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw this, they fell on their faces, and they said: The Lord he is God, the Lord he is God. And Elias said to them: Take the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape. And when they had taken them, Elias brought them down to the torrent Cison, and killed them there.

(3 Kings 18:21-40)

Clearly, Elias was pre-Vatican II.

Now let the Novus Ordo apostates worship their false gods and descend into hell if they insist; but as for us, let us serve the True God in faith, hope, and charity!

“But if it seem evil to you to serve the Lord, you have your choice: choose this day that which pleaseth you, whom you would rather serve, whether the gods which your fathers served in Mesopotamia, or the gods of the Amorrhites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord” (Jos 24:15).

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Chaos Frank strikes again...

A Perfect Fit: Empty-Hell Promoter “Fr.” Robert Barron appointed Auxiliary “Bishop” of Los Angeles


Photo credit: J.D. Long-Garcia (The Tidings)

Bad news for Michael Voris: Although he’s been carrying the water for “Pope” Francis from day one, systematically covering up the latter’s missteps, gaffes, errors, and heresies (what Voris would call Francis’ “nakedness”, cf. Gen 9:23), the Argentinian apostate is not showing himself very appreciative.

Today, July 21, 2015, the Vatican announced that Francis had appointed three new auxiliary “bishops” to the ultra-leftist Modernist archdiocese of Los Angeles — the devastated vineyard of the infamous quasi-Communist “Cardinal” Roger Mahony (served 1985-2011), currently under the “care” of “Archbishop” Jose Gomez. The three new auxiliaries named are: Joseph V. Brennan, David G. O’Connell, and Robert Barron.

Yes. That Robert Barron. The one that has given new respectability and renewed dissemination to the absurd and heretical idea that no one actually goes to hell and is happily in charge of Chicago’s Mundelein Seminary, in which future Novus Ordo priests are trained:

That’s the same Robert Barron who had this to say about the scandalous, porn-novel-producing leftist Fr. Andrew Greeley:

That’s the same Robert Barron whom Michael Voris has been blasting over and over again on his web site:

For Voris, this is not the first time he’s had egg on his face on account of his double standard with regard to Francis, whom he has been trying to spin into a conservative bulwark of orthodoxy from the beginning:

So, an empty hell? Who ever came up with that ridiculous idea? Although we do not know who in the last 2000 years first dreamed it up, its chief promoter and defender in more recent times was the Neo-Modernist proponent of the Nouvelle Theologie (“New Theology”) Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar, a celebrated Swiss suit-and-tie priest who was rewarded for doing his part to undermine and destroy Roman Catholicism by none other than “Saint” John Paul II. Yes, “Pope” John Paul appointed von Balthasar a Novus Ordo cardinal in 1988. Too bad that Divine Providence saw to it that von Balthasar would die two days before actually receiving the red hat — and probably, we fear, descend into that very place he had vainly “hoped” was empty. This, by the way, was the same von Balthasar who once cried out that we must “raze the Catholic bastions” — a call happily repeated by that paragon of orthodoxy, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger (later “Pope” Benedict XVI).


A hell to which no one actually goes — what a great idea to promote, in a world that is filled with a sheer endless supply of the most horrifying sins and crimes: apostasy, heresy, satanism, naturalism, profanation of Sundays, the denial of the Social Kingship of Christ, murder, abortion and selling of harvested organs, human trafficking, the most savage tortures of men, women, and children, corruption and greed, pornography and the destruction of children’s innocence, killing of the elderly, disabled, and terminally ill, sodomy and its glorifcation by the secular powers, etc., etc., ad nauseam. Oh yeah, and gossip too (we mention this one so that Francis supporters can see how bad it really is)!

Our holy Lord Jesus Christ was very clear with regard to heaven and hell:

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.

(Matthew 7:13-15)

How interesting that our Blessed Lord immediately followed up His teaching on the fewness of the saved with the warning against false prophets who are wolves but come in the clothing of sheep! Hello, is anyone listening?!

But does Francis agree with Barron’s blasphemous-heretical-fake “hope” that all will be saved? He certainly isn’t bothered by it [make surprise face here], but it seems that no, he does not agree: Instead, Francis is on the record saying that those who go to hell are simply annihilated, not punished eternally. Works for the mafia, pornographers, child molesters, abortionists, devil worshippers, and atheists — and for anyone else who doesn’t believe in an afterlife and/or glories in the most heinous sins. And while this is quite different from the Barron heresy, it too is heresy, and we’d say an even worse one (so to speak) than the one Barron proposes.


Don’t worry, no one goes there! Ask “Fr.” Barron!

So, for Voris and the crew at 
Church Disneyland Militant, the appointment of Mr. Barron as bogus auxiliary in Los Angeles comes as yet another kick in the shin. What will they do? Our prediction is that they will simply include this story, however reluctantly, in their daily news headlines, express some “surprise” perhaps or even make some remarks that could be taken as being mildly critical, but other than that, simply state that Barron was appointed and then move on. After all, there’s nothing to see here — it’s just one more day in the absurdistan of the Vatican II religion, currently shoved down your throat by Jorge Bergoglio. (UPDATE: The CMTV coverage of the Barron appointment can be found here.)

Voris, who endlessly denounces the “Church of Nice”, will not denounce its highest-ranking progenitor, enabler, and defender, the “Pope of Nice.” Sorry, Michael, but you cannot constantly cover for the biggest Modernist of them all and then claim credibility in fighting heresy. Our Lord said, “He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth” (Lk 11:23). Looks like Michael Voris has made his choice, just like the future “Bishop” Barron.

Congratulations, “Pope” Francis. You have found the perfect man for Los Angeles. And by appointing him, you have ensured that hell will be populated with an additional plethora of souls for decades to come.


The brilliant theology of Richard Williamson...


Bishop Williamson: Novus Ordo “Mass” is Bad but OK if it “Nourishes your Faith”

We have long criticized the absurd, non-Catholic, and principle-less “theology” of the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X. How poor and bizarre it really is has just been demonstrated once again by none other than Bishop Richard Williamson, an Englishman consecrated by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988.

Although at this point no longer a part of the official SSPX, he is still very much part of the semi-traditionalist “resistance” against the Modernist Vatican that recognizes Francis and his five predecessors of infelicitous memory as legitimate — yet entirely ignorable — Roman Catholic Popes.

On June 28, 2015, Bp. Williamson was a speaker at a semi-trad conference held in Mahopcac, New York. The entire talk given by His Excellency has been posted in full and is available here (listen at your own risk):

At the end of the talk, there was a question-and-answer session at which Bp. Williamson was asked about assistance at the “New Mass”, that is, the 1969 Novus Ordo Missae Modernist worship service of “Pope” Paul VI. The bishop’s 10-minute response was a paragon of illogical SSPX mumbo-jumbo that was, not surprisingly, totally devoid of any discernible Catholic theological principles.

In fact, the answer Williamson gave was loaded with so many howlers and unsupported assertions that we thought it best to republish the video ourselves after adding our own comments as subtitles to the clip as the bishop is speaking. Give this is a try and see if you do not agree that Williamson’s ideas on assistance at the Novus Ordo Missae are a theological disaster the size of the Titanic:

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In this video clip, you will notice that His Excellency really is “all over the place” with his answer. In fact, one may discover a certain similarity between his way of speaking and that of the Modernists, for both are unclear in their assertions, do not use objective criteria, and do not base their arguments on genuine Catholic theological principles.

In his answer, Bp. Williamson argues the following and then some:

  • The New Mass is a key part of the New Religion and the worldwide apostasy
  • Stay away from the New Mass!
  • You can go to the New Mass under certain circumstances
  • The New Mass is wrong as a whole
  • If it nourishes your Faith, you can go (this “seems” to be the “absolute rule of rules”)
  • You cannot cause scandal by going to the New Mass
  • Archbishop Lefebvre said the New Mass is a danger to the Faith
  • There are Eucharistic miracles in the New Mass
  • The New Religion, of which the New Mass is a key part, is dangerous and strangles grace
  • The New Mass can build your Faith
  • The New Mass does harm in itself
  • Decide for yourself
  • Ask a priest you trust and heed his advice — maybe
  • The rite of the New Mass was designed to get you away from the Catholic Faith
  • If you can trust your own judgment, use your own judgment
  • All of this is just his opinion and “almost heresy”
  • Maybe none of this should be said in public
  • Etc., ad nauseam

It is really sad to see how many souls “follow” Bp. Williamson and look up to him as a guiding light in these terrible times. Williamson is part of the problem. So much rubbish in 10 minutes! He does not clarify; he confuses. His answer is Yes and No and Maybe and Ask someone elseOne may perhaps summarize his answer in a way that reminds one of a typical American pharmaceutical commercial: “Talk to your trusted priest and find out if the Novus Ordo Mass is right for you.” Just be sure you understand the health risks and side effects. CAUTION! May be fatal.


Preaches Pragmatism and Subjectivism when it comes to the Novus Ordo Worship Service of the Conciliar Religion: “Traditional Catholic” Bishop Richard Williamson

The inconsistencies, the contradictions, the waffling, the arbitrary assertions without documentation, the refusal to employ the Catholic positive-scholastic theological method, all these are a recurring symptom in the Society of St. Pius X, the “official” one as well as the “Marian Corps” edition (aka “Strict Observance” or “Resistance”). In fact, at this point, we are still waiting for someone affiliated with the SSPX to answer the following challenge:

People who outsource their theological and spiritual health to Bp. Williamson are in big trouble. They may think they have escaped the errors of the Modernist Vatican II Sect, but in reality they are simply imbibing different (yet sometimes quite similar) errors instead. That is what you get when you follow people instead of Catholicism.

Have a look at our post on the Novus Ordo Missae and our critique of Louie Verrecchio, Mundabor, and “Fr.” Gregory Hesse to see what difference real Catholic theology makes:

Williamson has cleverly named his new apostolate the “St. Marcel Initiative”. Even though it is clearly dedicated to the third-century St. Marcel, nevertheless people will quickly fall for the idea — probably not unintended — that the saint in question is really Marcel Lefebvre, the founder of the SSPX and more or less the progenitor of the anti-sedevacantist resistance position that has completely distorted people’s understanding of the Church, the papacy, and the Magisterium.

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The “New Springtime” in all its Glory:
“Resurrection Dance”


As proof that the Second Vatican Council truly ushered in a “New Springtime”, a “New Pentecost”, and a “Great Renewal”, we offer a video clip of an extraordinary “Resurrection Dance” performed at the hell-hole known as “Holy Spirit Chapel” at Newman Hall at the University of California at Berkeley.

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For more information on this unholy place, see our post from last year in which we take a closer look at the “sanctuary” of this “Catholic chapel”:

This is also a good time to review the obsession the Vatican II Sect has with dancing in general and in particular with dancing to appeal — in a most corny way, to be sure — to the youth. Needless to say, although this may result in a fleeting sentimental high for some immature youngsters, it will provide nothing in terms of genuine spiritual growth or depth — to the contrary, as the following post shows:

The Novus Ordo Sect offers nothing substantial in terms of doctrine, morals, or spirituality — much less in terms of truth. It therefore busies itself with distracting people from this reality by offering them pseudo-spiritual “fast food” which will delight the senses for a short while and conceal from them the fact that before they realize it, a deadly poison will kick in.

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     Published July 16, 2015

PROOF: There’s a “New Pentecost” in the Vatican II Church!

Chaos Frank speaks...

Surprise! Francis Downplays Blasphemy, says “Not Offended” by Hammer-and-Sickle Crucifix


This is hopefully the last post we have to write on the Communist hammer-and-sickle “crucifix” abomination that Bolivian President Evo Morales gave to “Pope” Francis on July 9. If you haven’t seen our prior three posts on what transpired in the last few days, please make sure you read them first so you understand the context. Here they are, in chronological order (though if you suffer from high blood pressure, you may not want to click):

In the beginning, the Novus Ordo press and bloggers did their darndest to spin this story into Francis having effectively been “set up” by Morales, and many, based on some initial incorrect and selective reporting, even claimed that Francis had “rebuked” the Socialist president and was leaving the blasphemous gift behind in Bolivia. For example:

Even though it should have been clear from an examination of the video that Francis was in no wise expressing displeasure at the blasphemous item, the Novus Ordo “papal” excuse factory ran into major problems as things progressed in the days that followed: First the Vatican spokesman “Fr.” Federico Lombardi made clear that no offense was taken at the Communist present, then Francis audaciously dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary (!) a medal he had received which also bore an emblem of the same blasphemous hammer-and-sickle cross, and today the news arrived that Francis was asked directly what he thought about the Bolivian president’s provocative gift, and… well… he respondedTake a look (transcript follows video):

Here is the transcript, as provided by Catholic News Agency (we speak about the text in blue further down below):

Aura Vistas Miguel, (Radio Renascenca): … Holiness, what did you think when you saw the hammer and sickle with Christ on it? And where did this object end up? What did you think when you saw the hammer and sickle with the Christ on it, given to you by Evo Morales? And where did this object end up?

Pope Francis: … It’s curious, I didn't know this, nor did I know that Fr. Espinal was a sculptor and also a poet. I learned this in these days. I saw it and for me it was a surprise. Secondly, you can qualify it in the genre of “protest art” – for example in Buenos Aires, some years ago, there was an exhibit of a good sculptor, creative, Argentine, who is now dead. It was protest art, and I recall one, it was a crucified Christ on a bomber that was falling down, no? It’s Christianity, but a criticism that, let's say, Christianity allied with imperialism, which is the bomber. The genre that first I didn’t know, and secondly, I would qualify it as protest art, which in some cases can be offensive, in some cases. Thirdly, in this concrete case, Fr Espinal was killed in 1980. It was a time when liberation theology had many different branches. One of the branches was with Marxist analysis of reality. Fr Espinal belonged to this, this. Yes, I knew because I was in those years rector of the theology faculty and we talked a lot about it, about the different branches and who were the representatives, no? In the same year, the general of the Society (of Jesus), Fr. Arrupe, wrote a letter to the whole Society on the Marxist analysis of reality in theology. Stopping on this point saying, “it’s no good, these are different things, it’s not right, it’s not correct.” And, four years later in 1984, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published the first small volume, the first declaration on liberation theology that criticizes this. Then comes the second, which opens to a more Christian perspective. I’m simplifying, no? Let’s do the hermeneutic of that time: Espinal was an enthusiast of this Marxist analysis of the reality, but also of theology using Marxism. From this, he came up with this work. Also the poetry of Espinal was of this kind of protest. But, it was his life, it was his thought. He was a special man, with so much human geniality, who fought in good faith, no? Making a hermeneutic like this, I understand this work. For me it wasn’t an offense, but I had to do this hermeneutic, and I say it to you so that there aren't any wrong opinions.

Vistas: Did you leave it there?

Pope Francis: No, it’s traveling with me. Maybe you heard that President Morales wished to give me two honors, the most important of Bolivia (editor’s note: the Condor of Andes) and the other of the Order of Fr. Espinal, a new order (editor’s note: the Senate of Bolivia approved it June 30). If I ... first, I’ve never accepted honors. I don’t do it. But, he did it with so much good will and with so much pleasure to please me. And, I thought that this comes from the people of Bolivia. So I prayed about it, what I should do. (I thought,) If I bring it to the Vatican it'll go to the museum and end up there and no one ... I thought about leaving it with Our Lady of Copacabana, the Mother of Bolivia, which will go to the sanctuary. The two honors will be in the Shrine of Our Lady of Copacabana, the Madonna, while the Christ is coming with me. Thanks.

(“Full Text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Paraguay to Rome”, Catholic News Agency, July 13, 2015; bold print and italics given.)

In this wordy reply, Francis is rationalizing and justifying the most disgusting blasphemy. Communism is particularly hostile to Christianity. It is tyrannical and cruel and philosophically the very antithesis of Catholicism. It is opposed to the natural law, to justice, to Faith, and to charity. It is entirely naturalist and materialist and denies the supernatural. Marxism is pure evil, and the hammer and sickle are the symbols of Marxist Communism.

But it is no surprise that Francis is not offended at this woodcarved blasphemy, because he himself thinks the holy Crucifixion of our Blessed Lord is a good punchline for a joke:

What’s curious is that no one among the journalists thought to ask — and Francis certainly didn’t think to speak about — whether God is offended at the blasphemy. Of course it’s difficult to remember the Most Holy Trinity when you’re constantly focused on man and have only earthly concerns. In this regard, we would like to draw your attention to the following post:

Or perhaps Francis simply takes the position of the aptly-named “Cardinal” Reinhard Marx, currently the head of German Novus Ordo Bishops. Marx once brilliantly asserted, “Gott kann man gar nicht beleidigen” — “It is impossible to insult [offend] God” (source). We’re not kidding when we tell you that Novus Ordo bishops are the most useless people on earth.

By the way, Bolivia’s Evo Morales is on record stating in 2009 that he considers the Catholic Church to be his “main enemy”. Now, after meeting with Francis, he says: “For the first time, I feel like I have a pope: Pope Francis.” It’s extremely telling how all the wrong people love Francis.

If Francis’ carefree treatment of the outrageous blasphemous crucifix shocks you, then you really haven’t been paying attention and don’t know what kind of man Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) really is. If you need an introduction, or perhaps just a refresher, here is a convenient one-stop shop for all things Francis:


Now, as regards the text we colored in blue in the above transcript excerpt: Francis is talking about “an exhibit of a good sculptor, creative, Argentine, who is now dead. It was protest art, and I recall one, it was a crucified Christ on a bomber that was falling down.…” Here Bergoglio is referring to an exhibition by the Argentinian atheist blasphemer León Ferrari (1920-2013), one of the vilest and most God-hating men to ever have walked the face of the earth. He was the founder of CIHABAPAI (“Club of Impious Heretics, Apostates, Blasphemers, Atheists, Pagans, Agnostics, and Infidels”) in Buenos Aires.

Hatred of God is the greatest sin, and of this sin Ferrari was plenty guilty. The “art” he created and exhibited in Buenos Aires under the watch of then-“Cardinal” Jorge Bergoglio was so frightening that we hesitate to even tell you about it. What Francis so casually dismisses as “protest art” by “a good sculptor” that “can be offensive in some cases” was nothing short of terrifying and shocking blasphemy! When the exhibit took place in Buenos Aires in 2004, Bergoglio’s brilliant advice to calm the righteous anger of his people was to “respond with tenderness”. Our post with details and links to the Leon Ferrari blasphemous “art” exhibit and “Cardinal” Bergoglio’s response can be found here (you won’t see any photos embedded there, only linked):

Ferrari’s blasphemy reminds us of that perpetrated by Alfred Hrdlicka, the Austrian Communist pornographer-blasphemer who depicted the Last Supper as a sodomite orgy in the diocesan museum (!) of Vienna and received ecclesiastical burial by “Cardinal” Christoph Schonborn’s right-hand man, “Fr.” Tony Faber.

Words fail at the wickedness of the Novus Ordo Sect and those in charge of it.

We would like to encourage you to help repair the horrible blasphemies perpetrated, encouraged, permitted, tolerated, downplayed, minimized, or excused by those in the Novus Ordo Church:

Francis and his pseudo-Catholic sect are like Marxism: pure evil.

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Ultimate Insult: Francis dedicates Medal with blasphemous Hammer-and-Sickle Crucifix to the Virgin Mary


Aside from the large Communist blasphemy of the Hammer-and-Sickle Crucifix, Francis also received a little rendition of it on a pendant. He has now dedicated it to the Virgin of Copacabana, Patroness of Bolivia.

[UPDATE 13-JUL-15 23:19 UTC: Francis says he was “not offended” by blasphemous Commie Crucifix]

[UPDATE 13-JUL-15 10:35 UTC: Vatican spokesman “Fr.” Federico Lombardi clarifies Francis did NOT have any particular negative reaction to the Communist crucifix]

If there is one man who knows how to bring the wrath of Almighty God upon himself, it is Jorge Bergoglio, the leader of the Modernist Vatican II Church, commonly known as “Pope Francis”.

During his “Apostolic Journey” in Bolivia, on July 9, 2015, Francis met with the nation’s Socialist president, Evo Morales, who gave him a blasphemous gift that depicted the Lord Jesus crucified on the Communist symbols of hammer and sickle. At first some news outlets reported, falsely, that Francis showed his displeasure and rebuked Morales, but further investigation into the footage of the ocurrence proved that Francis did no such thing. Instead, he listened carefully, nodded, and smiled as Morales explained to him that the hammer-and-sickle crucifix had been designed by the Jesuit “worker priest” Fr. Luis Espinal Camps (1932-1980). 

In addition to the large woodcarving, Francis also received two medals from Morales, which he wore around his neck, one of them showing the same Communist crucifix of Fr. Espinal, the other showing an Andean condor. It turns out that the hammer-and-sickle-crucifix pendant is a medal just recently created by the Bolivian legislature, it’s so-called Orden al Mérito “Padre Luis Espinal” (Luis Espinal Award of Merit).

There is virtually no information out there about it in English yet, but we were able to dig up a few things in Spanish:

At this point, the whole Commie-Crucifix (“Commufix”) issue is definitely settled: Since the Bolivian government announced this ahead of time, Francis obviously knew this was coming, but it gets better still: The Vatican’s press spokesman, the Jesuit “Fr.” Federico Lombardi, released a statement on July 10 in which Francis expresses his sincere gratitude to Morales about the two decorations and dedicates them to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the Patron Saint of Bolivia under the title of Our Lady of Copacabana! The Vatican has published the full text of Francis’ comments, including his prayer to the holy Virgin in which he dedicates the two gifts to her:

At this point, no official translation into English has been released, but we are happy to provide an unofficial one:

Words of the Holy Father Francis on the Occasion of the Delivery of two Decorations to the Virgin of Copacabana, Patroness of Bolivia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, July 10, 2015

The Holy Father, deeply grateful for the honors that the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia bestowed upon him, and in recognition of the nobility and piety of the Bolivian people, has left these to the Virgin of Copacabana, so that when she looks upon them she will take care of this dear people with much maternal tenderness. During the Mass celebrated today he left both honors while reciting the following prayer.

Words of the Holy Father Francis

The President of the nation, in a warm gesture, has had the kindness of offering me two decorative honors on behalf of the Bolivian people. I thank the Bolivian people for their affection and the President for this courteous gesture and would like to leave these two decorations to the Patroness of Bolivia, to the Mother of this noble nation so that she will always remember her people and from Bolivia, from the shrine where I would like them to be, that she may remember the Successor of Peter and the whole Church and protect them.

Prayer of the Holy Father Francis

Mother of the Savior and our Mother, you, Queen of Bolivia, from the height of your shrine at Copacabana you attend to the supplications and the needs of your children, especially of the most poor and abandoned, and you protect them.

Receive as a gift from the heart of Bolivia and from my filial affection, the symbols of affection and the closeness that—in the name of the Bolivian people—Mr. President Evo Morales Ayma has bestowed on me with cordial and generous affection, on the occasion of this Apostolic Journey, which I entrusted to your solicitous intercession.

I pray that these honors, which I leave here in Bolivia at your feet, and which recall the nobility of the flight of the Condor in the skies of the Andes and the commemorated sacrifice of Father Luis Espinal, S.J., may be emblems of the perennial love and persevering gratitude of the Bolivian people for your solicitous and intense tenderness.

At this moment I place in your heart my prayers for all the petitions of your children, which I have received in these days: I beg you to hear them; give them your encouragement and your protection, and manifest to all Bolivia your tenderness as woman and Mother of God, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Francis’ prayer may sound devout and sincere, but here the prophet Isaias’ warning comes to mind, quoted by our Blessed Lord: “This people honoureth me with their lips: but their heart is far from me” (Mt 15:8; cf. Is 29:13). Far indeed, for what Francis here refers to as a great honor that “commemorate[s] the sacrifice of Father Luis Espinal” is a most disgusting insult to Jesus Christ our Lord, to His Sacred Passion and Death, and to His infinite Love. And now this insult has been extended also to the Blessed Mother herself. Now the “Pope” himself has associated her and her Divine Son with the cruel and murderous scourge of Socialism and Communism, two systems condemned by Popes Leo XIII and Pius XI (see, for example, Quod Apostolici Muneris [1878], Rerum Novarum [1892], and Divini Redemptoris [1937]) among others.

The web site Vatican Insider of the Italian La Stampa paper has published an English article on this frightening story:

Yet, this tremendous insult against our Blessed Lord and now also His Holy and Immaculate Mother, is not the first for Francis. Here are some prior offenses:


Our Lady of Copacabana, Patroness of Bolivia

Nothing further needs to be said here. Francis is a blasphemer, an apostate, a heretic, a Communist, a Modernist, a Naturalist, you name it — he is everything except a Roman Catholic.

“Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief” (Eph 5:6). “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them” (Mt 7:15-16).

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