The Party is over...
And Now the Judgment:
Fr. Richard McBrien is Dead
One of the most notorious American Modernists has been called to judgment: The University of Notre Dame’s infamous Fr. Richard McBrien is dead. He died on January 25 at the age of 78 and is thus no longer able to offend our Lord or deceive souls.
Few people did more to undermine the Catholic Faith than the suit-and-tie priest McBrien. Ordained in 1962, he was a priest for the diocese of Hartford, Connecticut. He taught as a professor of theology at different schools such as Boston College and, most notably, at that beacon of Modernism, the University of Notre Dame. Despite his numerous open heresies, such as his denial of the dogma of the Perpetual Virginity of the Bl. Virgin Mary and the Virgin Birth of our Lord, McBrien was never censured or otherwise disciplined and remained a priest “in good standing” in the Novus Ordo Sect.
His lifetime achievement, if one may call it that, is the 1344-page mammoth Catholicism, originally published in two volumes in 1980 and republished as a single volume in a revised and updated edition in 1994. The book does not carry an imprimatur.
McBrien’s Catholicism is a work so Modernist that even the Novus Ordo “Bishops” of the United States condemned it — and that says a lot:
- Review of Fr. McBrien’s Catholicism (National Conference of “Catholic Bishops”)
Besides Catholicism, McBrien wrote 24 other books and authored a syndicated weekly column called “Essays in Theology”. He was a frequent guest on television whenever the media needed a “Catholic” voice critical of Catholic teaching. It should come as no surprise that the Modernist giant McBrien served as the theological consultant for the blasphemous movie The DaVinci Code, which portrays our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ as having been married to St. Mary Magdalene.
All this and more information can be found in the following sources (all Novus Ordo, so use caution):
- Fr. Richard McBrien, theologian, has died (National [Non-]Catholic Reporter)
- Obituary: Richard P. McBrien, 1936-2015 (accessed Jan. 25, 2015)
- Dealing with Dissent: Fr. Richard McBrien (Ronald J. Rychlak)
The death of Richard McBrien is a good reminder that death will come for all of us, whether sooner or later: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment” (Heb 9:27).
Published January 24, 2015
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- Bankrupt! Another Novus Ordo Sham Diocese bites the Dust
- Coming soon, to a Novus Ordo church near you? Self-Communion in Italy
- Ominous Signs from Brazil: Francis and the Communists
- In case you were wondering: This is why your son doesn’t want to be a Novus Ordo Altar Boy
- No, Mr. Longenecker, the same old arguments aren’t going to work this time around: Don’t like Francis? Well then obviously YOU are the problem!
- If only Pope Leo X had known this: Francis says Lutherans, who deny the existence of Sanctifying Grace, can witness to God’s Mercy
- Rabbitgate: Verrecchio blasts Francis for rebuking pregnant woman who had had 6 children by C-Section
- Magister on Bergoglian Hypocrisy: “Francis Flogs the Curia. But What a Gap Between Words and Deeds”
- Hellish: Modern “Artist” fills church with tin cans and skull representing a “Hungry God”
- Bring back the Bodysnatchers! Immodest Body Builder Images projected onto Church in Paris
- “NGOs, please meet the Peripheries!”
- That typical Bergoglian Double Standard: Francis says Religious Faith should not be mocked — unless he’s the one doing the mocking, of course
- “After papal trip, Filipino Bishops feel ‘New Wind' of the Holy Spirit” - We’ve been hearing this kind of empty drivel since the 1960s - will it ever end?
- That Intra-Novus-Ordo Schism is coming: Spanish blogger claims “Cardinal” Burke, Paraguayan “Bishop” considering possibility Francis may be an Antipope
- You can’t make this stuff up: In Philippines, resolution passed to name Francis “Superpope”
- Next time one of those smart-alecky Novus Ordo apologists tells you that traditional Catholics are “just a bunch of Protestants”, show them this article: Francis, quoting John Paul II, tells Lutherans they “witness to the one common Faith of the whole of Christianity” — HERESY!
- Behold how quickly they can act against “wayward” clerics if they want to: Anti-Islam Novus Ordo Priest in Germany barred from Preaching
- Mr. Ganswein speaks on Francis, Benedict, and Communion for Public Adulterers
- More Mainstream Novus Ordos turning on Francis: First Things’ Mullarkey vs. Mark Shea’s Malarkey
- Not Again: Yet another blogger offers three “Keys” to Understanding Francis — The problem isn’t that we don’t understand Francis; the problem is that we do! But funny how no matter what “keys” individual bloggers offer, they all seem to agree on one point: If you don’t like/understand Francis, you need to change!
- That figures: New CEO of “Catholic Charities” is Pro-Abortion “Nun” — Where is Nun Control when you need it?
- Memo to Vatican Airlines: Please outlaw all In-Flight Interviews!
- Liturgical Terrorism: Mexican “Priest” uses “Holy Water Gun” on Parishioners
- Reason No. 8433 not to be Novus Ordo: “Father” Fray Tormenta!
- Rev. Paul Kramer: Vladimir Putin asked Francis to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary - Francis said No — Of course he said no, because if he did it, Russia would still not convert, because Francis is not a true Pope, and so his false pontificate would be exposed as a fraud
- Nuncio predicts Francis will visit Iraq - Let’s hope he’ll spare at least those poor persecuted people from his usual drivel about NGOs, a culture of encounter, and time being greater than space...
- Get your Surprise Face ready: Now we know where Francis got his idea about a “God of Surprises”
- Heaven help us: Francis to address United States Congress in September
- Bad News for Novus Ordos: Francis says his Statements, Homilies are part of the Magisterium
- Don’t miss this: What’s ahead for this year? Restoration Radio kicks off Season 4
- Had enough of the Novus Ordo Religion and its insipid homilies full of platitudes and hippie slogans? Listen to real Catholic sermons instead: Bp. Sanborn on “Catholic Culture and the Attacks on the Church”
Would Popcorn distribution have looked any different?
Communion Chaos at
Francis’ Mega “Mass” in Philippines
It is now 2015, and the Francis Show continues unabated. In Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Francis celebrated the Novus Ordo worship service for a reported crowd of 6-7 million people, on January 18, an event which has already been tagged as the fifth-largest gathering in human history. Of course, the Novus Ordo religion being what it is, it was a given that such a “mega Mass” had to include distribution of what purports to be Holy Communion to the enormous number of attendees. Just how that worked out, you can see in the video above.
Now, remember: Novus Ordos believe that what was being distributed there was the most holy Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. (It was not in fact, as almost all Novus Ordo clergy now are not valid priests anymore due to the changes in the ordination rite, and the New “Mass” itself is invalid due to defect of form — see links below for details.) It is such utter lack of reverence and respect for the sacred — even God Himself — that has ultimately caused the loss of Faith among the once-Catholic masses. More than any sermon or catechism, it is the Novus Ordo Missae (1969 new rite of Mass) itself and the ways in which it is usually offered that have caused this tremendous spiritual devastation that we see today, most especially with how clergy and laity treat the supposed sacred species.
For those in the Novus Ordo Church who immediately shift into the standard defense mode of, “If only the Pope had known or seen this, he would have condemned it,” we present the following inconvenient video as a reminder of how Jorge Bergoglio himself distributes “Communion” at a large outdoor liturgy (if the video won’t play, you can also view these photographs here):
Doesn’t look all that much different, does it? And did we forget already that at the last “mega Mass” Francis presided over (in Rio at World Youth Day 2013), hosts were distributed from disposable plastic cups?!
Let’s be clear: Francis is part of the problem, not the solution. Anyone who refuses to recognize this is simply in denial.
For the Vatican II Church, such ridiculous distribution of “Communion” is but par for the course, however, as it merely gives external expression to the anti-Catholic and heretical theology inherent in the Modernist church. You see, for a religion that defiles churches by means of idolatrous Pagan rituals, virtually nude dancers, elaborate audiovisual music/disco spectacles, and even horses, this kind of “Communion” chaos is really just business as usual. They’re not far from a “Drive-Thru Eucharist” at all, which would actually have been less irreverent.
Make no mistake about it, though: This sort of thing is not new. It happened also, for example, at World Youth Day 1993 in Denver, Colorado, under “Pope” John Paul II, as witnessed by Mr. Gerry Matatics. But unlike back then, we now live in an age of the internet, of social media and blogs, and this allowed conservative Novus Ordo blogger Steve Skojec to call attention to the scandal right away, something picked up by GMA News and Filipino television. Have a look:
In these clips, you see the “Archbishop” of Lingayen-Dagupan, Mr. Socrates Villegas, who is also the president of the “Catholic” Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), “explain” the putative sacrilege as coming from “extraordinary” circumstances and thus being somehow permitted (exact quote in English here). As though no one could have foreseen the difficulty of distributing hosts to literally millions of people.
And Francis? He doesn’t care about any of this. The visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines made him look good, and that’s all that matters to him.
Where will this scandal go from here?
Not far. If the past is any indication, there will be a few clerical and lay bigshots responding on various “Ask Father” and “Question Box” forums and shows in Novus Ordo Land, assuring various inquiring “conservatives” in the New Church that this handling of “Communion” was indeed a lamentable abuse, and that we should all write to our local bishops, pray for the “Holy Father”, etc. — the usual spiel. By and large, that is where this whole thing will end, and everything will continue to go on as before, until the next mega “Mass” offered by Francis, when the whole circus will start all over again. We’ve been around long enough to know how these things work in the Vatican II Church. Nothing has changed in decades, and nothing will change in the future. The same lame excuses and explanations that were offered by the Modernist religion’s paid “experts” in the 1970s and ‘80s are still being given today. It’s just different people but essentially the same message.
At the end of the day, folks, this really isn’t rocket science — what’s going on is quite clear: “An enemy hath done this” (Mt 13:28). The Holy Catholic Church’s official structures have been usurped by blasphemous and heretical adversaries, as predicted and anticipated in prophecy. The “abomination of desolation”, spoken of by the prophet Daniel and our Blessed Lord Himself (see Dan 12:11; Mt 24:15), is now here.
The Novus Ordo Rorate Caeli blog has some more details on what transpired during “Communion” time on January 18 in Manila, and we can only thank the Almighty that these hosts were not in fact validly consecrated but remained mere bread. It was no doubt the workings of Divine Providence that saw to it that, as “Pope” Paul VI was about to unleash unmitigated spiritual and liturgical disaster upon the Catholic world in the 1960s, the sacrilege of direct desecration of the Lord’s own Body and Blood through Communion in the hand would not be permitted to occur. The only way to do this while still permitting the “operation of error” to afflict the people (cf. 2 Thess 2:10), was to ensure the invalidity of the New Mass itself. God, knowing what grave things would be committed by the Novus Ordo Church and its liturgies, protected the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar in this manner. Divine Providence works in wonderful ways.
So, when are you ready to exit the Modernist pseudo-Catholic Church in Rome?
- The Evidence: Why the New “Mass” is Invalid
- Cardinal Ottaviani’s Letter to Paul VI on the Novus Ordo Missae (1969)
- Unholy Orders: Paul VI’s 1968 Ordination Rite is Invalid
- The Great Comparison: Traditional Latin Mass vs. New “Mass”
- Official Novus Ordo Church Law: Protestants are allowed to receive “Communion”
- Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich on the “Church of Darkness” she saw in Rome
- Fr. Frederick Faber warns: Good people will do the work of Antichrist
His foot-in-mouth disease continues...
Francis and the Rabbits:
Bergoglio on “Responsible Parenting”
Surely you’ve heard about it by now: During his flight from the Philippines back to Rome, “Pope” Francis opened his Modernist mouth again, this time on the issue of birth control, in response to questions posed by journalists. Here are the salient snippets:
[“Pope” Francis]: What I want to say about Paul VI is that it is true that openness to life is the condition of the sacrament of matrimony. A man cannot give the sacrament to the woman, and the woman give it to him, if they are not in agreement on this point to be open to life. To the point that it can be proven that this or the other did not get married with this intention of being open to life, the matrimony is null. It's a cause of the annulment of the marriage, no? Openness to life, no.
Paul VI studied this, with the commission, how to help the many cases, many problems. They are important problems, that are even about love in the family, right? The everyday problems -- so many of them.
But there was something more. The refusal of Paul VI was not only to the personal problems, for which he will tell the confessors to be merciful and understand the situation and pardon. Being understanding and merciful, no? But he was watching the universal Neo-Malthusianism that was in progress. And, how do you call this Neo-Malthusianism? There is less than one percent of birth rate growth in Italy. The same in Spain. That Neo-Malthusianism that sought to control humanity on the part of the powers.
This doesn't mean that the Christian must make children "in series."
I met a woman some months ago in a parish who was pregnant with her eighth child, who had had seven C-sections. But does she want to leave the seven as orphans? This is to tempt God. I speak of responsible paternity. This is the way, a responsible paternity.
[Reporter]: Holy Father, first of all I would like to say: Thank you very much for all the impressive moments of this week. It is the first time I accompany you, and I would like to say thank you very much. My question: you have talked about the many children in the Philippines, about your joy because there are so many children, but according to some polls the majority of Filipinos think that the huge growth of Filipino population is one of the most important reasons for the enormous poverty in the country. A Filipino woman gives birth to an average of three children in her life, and the Catholic position concerning contraception seem to be one of the few question on which a big number of people in the Philippines do not agree with the Church. What do you think about that?
[“Pope” Francis]: I think the number of three children per family that you mentioned – it makes me suffer - I think it is the number experts say is important to keep the population going. Three per couple. When this decreases, the other extreme happens, like what is happening in Italy. I have heard, I do not know if it is true, that in 2024 there will be no money to pay pensioners because of the fall in population. Therefore, the key word, to give you an answer, and the one the Church uses all the time, and I do too, is responsible parenthood. How do we do this? With dialogue. Each person with his pastor seeks how to do carry out a responsible parenthood.
That example I mentioned shortly before about that woman who was expecting her eighth child and already had seven who were born with caesareans. That is a an irresponsibility That woman might say 'no, I trust in God.’ But, look, God gives you means to be responsible. Some think that -- excuse the language -- that in order to be good Catholics, we have to be like rabbits. No. Responsible parenthood. This is clear and that is why in the Church there are marriage groups, there are experts in this matter, there are pastors, one can search; and I know so many ways that are licit and that have helped this. You did well to ask me this.
Another curious thing in relation to this is that for the most poor people, a child is a treasure. It is true that you have to be prudent here too, but for them a child is a treasure. Some would say 'God knows how to help me' and perhaps some of them are not prudent, this is true. Responsible paternity, but let us also look at the generosity of that father and mother who see a treasure in every child.
(“Full text of Pope's in-flight interview from Manila to Rome”, Catholic News Agency, Jan. 19, 2015)
Francis’ comments have a lot of people up in arms, including — no joke — rabbit breeders in Germany:
- “German Rabbit Breeders Miffed by Francis’ Reproductive Remarks” (Voice of America News)
- "Francis Chides Woman for Being Open to Life in Risk Pregnancy” (Veneremur Cernui)
- “Catholics must not breed like rabbits, says the Pope. Yes, you read that right” (The Spectator)
- “Cattolici conigli, grazia dell’interreligiosità… No, grazie. Preferisco restare cattolico” (Alessandro Gnocchi)
- “Someone is getting lost in all this talk about Francis and rabbits” (Catholic World Report)
On the other side of the fence, a Filipino “Archbishop” has weighed in on the controversy, claiming that Catholic parents must “plan rationally” the number of their children.
Semi-Traditionalist John Vennari has just released his own contribution to this dispute in the form of a video. His criticism of his boss — the “Pope” — is spot-on, we just wish he would finally put two and two together and acknowledge that to be Pope, you must be a Catholic, and Mr. Bergoglio obviously isn’t one (which is why Vennari has stated he would never let Francis teach religion to his children):
Further, at this morning’s General Audience, Francis Lauded Large Families, which certainly has the appearance of being an attempt at damage control. See for yourself.
Clearly, it’s time that we gave this controversy — which has been labeled “Rabbitgate” — a thorough reality check.
Catholic Reality Check:
- Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Casti Connubii on Christian Marriage (1930)
- Pope Pius XII, Address to Midwives on the Nature of their Profession (1951)
- Pope Pius XII, Address to the Directors of the Associations for Large Families of Rome and of Italy (1958)
- Select Quotes: Catholic Moral Theology on the Question of the Rhythm Method
- "Rabbits" to Jorge, God's Blessings to Pope Pius XII (Christ or Chaos)
Of course, at the very beginning of creation, our Blessed Lord Himself gave the command: “Increase and multiply” (Gen 1:28), which He reiterated through Jeremias the prophet: “Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters: and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, and let them bear sons and daughters: and be ye multiplied there, and be not few in number” (Jer 29:6).
We’ll end this post by adapting a famous saying of G.K. Chesterton: Birth control leads to two things — no births and no control (source).
You waited long enough...
New Sedevacantist Podcast Show Launched
Disaster strikes fourfold...
Chaos Frank in the Philippines
Wherever Francis goes, there is death, destruction, and disaster. Early on in his “papal reign” we gave him the moniker “Chaos Frank” because he upsets everything in his Modernist church, and this was even before all hell began to break loose around his various special events and trips.
To give you just a few examples: On August 1, 2013, right after Francis had left Rio de Janeiro having concluded World Youth Day, the host nation of Brazil legalized abortion, and not without Francis’ indirect help. In April 2014, just days before Francis would “canonize” John Paul II and John XXIII, a pilgrim was crushed to death in Italy by a distorted giant “crucifix” that had been erected for John Paul II. The 21-year-old victim was a resident of Bergamo, the hometown of John XXIII, and lived on a street named after the same “Pope.” When Francis visited the Holy Land in May of the same year, a fire broke out in the Church of the Nativity in Jerusalem within 48 hours of his departure. In June, Francis hosted Muslims and Jews at the Vatican to engage in an interreligious “prayer for peace” service in which our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ was humiliated by being dragged down to the level of Islamic and Jewish infidelity (cf. 2 Cor 6:14-15), and immediately following this abomination, the Middle East erupted in the fiercest and most barbaric violence seen in recent history.
We could go on and on — the examples can be multiplied ad nauseam (Tom Droleskey has some more examples here). So when the same Jorge Bergoglio visited the Philippines this month, it was no surprise to hear that death and destruction were once again in the news, both before and during his visit (see below for details). As he is officially departing only as of the time of this writing, Heaven help us for what else might be coming in the next few days, if past history is any indication.
Pray for the Filipino people. So many of them are trying to be real and good Catholics — they do not realize that they are the victims of a cruel fraud. They thought they were being visited by the Pope, the Vicar of the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity — instead they got a blaspheming Modernist who kisses babies and talks about the poor.
Francis’ Chaos in the Philippines (Articles & Videos):
- Flooding and Landslides: 53 Dead in Philippines ahead of Francis Visit
- Charity Worker Dies after Scaffolding collapses on her — near “Altar” after Francis’ “Mass”
- Francis forced to cut Trip short due to approaching Typhoon
- Plane carrying Philippine Government Officials skids off Runway shortly after Francis departs
Our Blessed Lord is making it really easy even for those who are blind on matters of sacred theology. But none are so blind as those who refuse to see. So, for those who have eyes to see, please see!
New Book Released
No Space Between Ratzinger and Bergoglio: So Close in Apostasy, So Far from Catholic Truth
by Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D.
Although there has been quite a concerted effort on the part of some who consider themselves conservative or traditional Catholics, to contrast the supposedly “traditional Pope” Benedict XVI with his supposedly more “radical” successor, “Pope” Francis, both of these men are Modernists who defect from the Catholic Faith on numerous points. Whatever differences exist between Joseph Ratzinger and Jorge Bergoglio, they center mostly, although not exclusively, on matters of style and emphasis. No Space Between Ratzinger and Bergoglio is an effort to explain that there is no theological “space” between two men whose manifest public heresy has been laid out to see throughout the entirety of their careers. Acknowledging the difficulties inherent in focusing on various matters to the exclusion of others, the author, Tom Droleskey, believes that this book will provide food for thought and reflection to those who are interested in a dispassionate search for the truth about the state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal.
For more information about this book or to purchase a paperback copy, please click below:
364 Pages (CreateSpace, 2015)
About the Author
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey (b. 1951) received a Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Albany, New York, on August 5, 1977. Droleskey also studied theology at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, Emittsburg, Maryland, and at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut. Droleskey taught as a full-time and part-time faculty member at numerous colleges and universities between January of 1974 and October of 2014. Formerly a pro-life activist and candidate for public office, Dr. Droleskey was nominated by the Right to Life Party of the State of New York as its candidate for lieutenant governor in 1986 and as its candidate for Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay, New York in 1987. Before his conversion from the Novus Ordo Church to real Catholicism, hundreds of Droleskey’s articles appeared in The Wanderer (1992-2001) and later The Remnant (2002-2006) and Catholic Family News (2004-2006). Now a Sedevacantist, Droleskey blogs at ChristOrChaos.com.
Another nail in the coffin of the Modernist Sect...
COMING JANUARY 19, 2015
The Novus Ordo Watch PODCAST
It’s Novus Ordo Watch for your Ears!
Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to kick things up a notch: As more and more people are beginning to wake up to what has really happened to the Catholic Church since the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958, we have decided to meet the growing demand for genuine Catholic information and analysis in an exciting new way: In addition to the great informative content already being offered on the Novus Ordo Wire blog and all throughout the Novus Ordo Watch web site, we will now be adding professional audio podcasts.
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Things in the Novus Ordo Church are deteriorating quickly: As “Pope” Francis’ Revolution picks up steam, more and more people who seek to be genuine Catholics are becoming confused and restless, and it is getting really difficult to keep up with the flood of information that emanates from the Vatican II Sect on a daily basis.
This is where TRADCAST comes in: TRADCAST will allow us to cover, dissect, refute, or comment on various news stories, events, articles, commentaries, blog posts, and video and audio programs that are difficult or too time-consuming to cover in our articles or Novus Ordo Wire posts. It will furthermore permit us to respond to our critics at lightning speed and give us an opportunity to address various concerns people have who are finding out about the true state of Holy Mother Church for the first time.
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Vatican Officials Urge Filipino Faithful to Use Images of Christ, Not Francis
You know things are bad in the “Francis worship” department when even Vatican officials themselves have to tell people to please adore, a-hem, Jesus Christ and not the “Pope”. Well, it’s easy to get confused, you know. Everything else is always about Francis, so you’ve got to pardon people for mistaking him for God Himself. Christ Jesus has long been thrown out of the Vatican in all but words — our Blessed Lord has been placed on an equal footing with, or even lower than, false gods, and His Gospel has been replaced by an empty naturalist “peace and luv” message that preaches empty twaddle about mercy (at the expense of justice), unity (at the expense of Faith), encounter (whatever), and breastfeeding (er — well)…
“Use images of Christ, not the Pope, is the message Vatican officials have been trying to send faithful in the Philippines, who eagerly await Pope Francis, who arrives in their country tomorrow and departs Monday. In a set of instructions for the Pope’s motorcade from Tacloban City to its neighboring municipality of Palo on Saturday, Vatican officials told the Archdiocese of Palo welcomes in the Asian nation should be done without banners bearing his image, according to CBCP News” (reported by Zenit, Jan. 14, 2015).
Above you see the picture of a scary-looking “Pope Float” by the Ara Yevi samba school for carnival in Argentina. It is part of Argentina’s “Pope Carnival”, which lasts until February. More photos of this disgusting spectacle can be found here (CAUTION! Includes very sexually immodest photos).
A gigantic dove — presumably meant to represent the Holy Ghost — is hovering over a globe, in front of which is placed the head of Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”), thus giving the whole thing a strikingly similar look to the way the Holy Trinity is typically represented:
A few months ago, when Francis visited Turkey, people were singing a song to him upon his arrival. Ever since Bergoglio’s election in 2013, countless hordes of people have been treating him as though he were divine, bringing to him the sick and the lame, the blind and the deaf, as though the “Pope” — for such he claims to be — possessed special healing powers like our Blessed Lord (see Mk 6:56). For more detail on this, see our post “Humility on Display: The Francis Show”.
So, Francis worship has been a problem from the very beginning. It is a clear manifestation of the spiritual sickness that afflicts this apostate world. In truth, a world that gushes over an apostate blasphemer simply because he kisses babies, makes some “humble” gestures, and talks about helping the poor — such a world is ready for (and deserves) the Antichrist.
Did our Lord not warn us? “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Mt 7:15). “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many” (Mt 24:11). “For there will rise up false Christs and false prophets, and they shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce (if it were possible) even the elect” (Mk 13:22).
These days Francis is telling everyone to constantly “listen to the spirit”, as though the Holy Ghost had not spoken through Christ to the Apostles, whose teaching we must faithfully keep (cf. Heb 1:2; 2 Jn 1:9; Gal 1:8-9). This is simply Bergoglio’s backdoor way of trying to overturn 1,900 years of Catholic teaching, yet St. John the Apostle counsels us: “Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God: And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus, is not of God: and this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh, and he is now already in the world” (1 Jn 4:1-3).
Let the blind continue to follow the blind (cf. Mt 15:14); but as for you, continue in the Faith of countless saints and martyrs, as it was handed down until the death of the last known true Pope, Pius XII (d. 1958).
Francis in Sri Lanka & the Philippines
From January 12 to January 19, 2015, Francis was on an “apostolic journey” to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The Vatican’s television station (CTV) provides on-demand videos of all the events.
To access the YouTube playlist of all the videos available from CTV regarding this trip, please click below (click on the little menu icon in the top left corner of the video box, to the left of “PLAYLIST”, to choose individual videos):
To view the official schedule and Francis’ itinerary, see the official Vatican web site here:
Here are some Highlights (Lowlights, really) of Francis’ Syncretist Trip:
- Deja Vu in Sri Lanka
- Francis and the Buddhist “Relics”: His “Impromptu” Visit to Mahabodhi Biharaya
- Flashback 1984: “Saint” John Paul II visits Buddhist Patriarch in Thailand (Video)
- From Colombo to Manila: Francis’ In-Flight Interview
- Vatican urges Filipinos to use images of Christ, not Francis
- Disaster Strikes Again: Chaos Frank in the Philippines
Or maybe you’d rather watch “Fr.” Joseph breakdance in front of teenagers:
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...as well as the News Archive, which we maintained before our Wire Blog:
2013: 01/13; 02/13
2012: 01-03/12; 04/12; 05/12; 06/12; 07/12; 08/12; 09/12; 10/12; 11/12; 12/12
2011: 02/11; 05/11; 08/11; 10/11
2010: 01/10; 02/10; 05/10; 06/10; 07/10; 08/10; 10/10; 12/10
2009: 01/09; 02/09; 03/09; 04/09; 05/09; 07/09; 11/09
2008: 01/08; 02/08; 03/08; 04/08; 05/08; 06/08; 09/08; 10/08; 12/08
2007: 01/07; 06/07; 07/07; 08/07; 09/07; 10/07; 11/07; 12/07
2006: 01/06; 02/06; 03/06; 04/06; 05/06; 06/06; 07/06; 08/06; 09/06; 10/06; 11/06; 12/06
2005: 01/05; 02/05; 03/05; 04/05; 05/05; 06/05; 07/05; 08/05; 09/05; 10/05; 11/05; 12/05
2004: 01/04; 02/04; 03/04; 04/04; 05/04; 06/04; 07/04; 08/04; 09/04; 10/04; 11/04; 12/04
2003: 01-03/03; 04-05/03; 06/03; 07/03; 08/03; 09/03; 10/03; 11/03; 12/03