Make The Church Great Again!

Having commented on Donald Trump's speech and what modifications might have been done to it to make it suitable for a papal speech, I determined it would be good to present the whole speech. The previous entry becomes the working draft, with this a more coherent full speech.

I tried to keep the modifications to an absolute minimum so as to keep the essence of the speech intact. At first I thought a search-and-replace might do, but I realised that there was far too much which would make little sense if done that way. The modified parts are in red.

 

Fellow faithful, and people of the world: thank you. 

WE,  members of the Church militant , are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild Christ's Kingdom and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of the world for years to come and the eternal destiny of many

We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Today’s ceremony,  has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one pontificate to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from the halls of the corrupt Vatican schemers and back to the faithful.

For far too long a group of malicious apostates has run wild in the halls of power in Christ's Church while the faithful have borne the cost.

[Indifference flourished, and the people did not enjoy spiritual benefits of the sacramental life.

The unscrupulous clerics - spiritual wolves - prospered, the vocations dried up left the faith and the seminaries, convents and monasteries closed.

Ecumaniacs protected themselves but not the faithful placed under their charge.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in Rome, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across the Church".

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across the world.

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the Catholic Church, is  Christ's Church.

What truly matters is not who sits at the throne of St. Peter, but whether he serves Christ the Soverign King

January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day when Christ became the ruler of His Church again.
The forgotten men and women of our Church will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction:  the Church exists to lead it's members to Heaven.
Christians want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. 

These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of nations; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our nations of so much unrealized potential. 

This Catholic carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one Church – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all true Christians

For many decades, we have swelled the ranks of ecclesial communities at the expense of our own;
Subsidized the non-Catholic population while allowing for the very sad depletion of our infrastructure;
We have defended other religions' false teachings while refusing to defend our own true one and spent hours upon hours praising them while our catechesis has fallen into disrepair , decay and disuse.

We have made other faiths and atheists smug while the spritual wealth, strength and confidence of the Church has disappeared over the horizon.

One by one, churches shuttered and left our landscape, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of faithful-turned-unfaithful left behind.  [One by one, churches shuttered and left our shores, with not even a though about the millions upon millions of faithful-turned-unfaithful left behind]

The wealth of Catholic intellectual life has been ripped from our halls and thrown down the drain.

But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this moment on, it’s going to be Christ First.

Every decision  on liturgy, on Church discipline, on the Church's relationship with the world will be made to benefit the faithful and their families.

We must protect our churches from the bulldozers, our liturgy, teachings and the moral law from corruption. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. []

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.

Church will start

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Make The Church Great Again! An analysis on how a political speech could be used by a restorationist pope.

By now most of us have heard of Donald J. Trump's inauguration speech. It was relatively short so there is no good reason why anybody wishing to have an opinion on it should not take the time to watch it and for reference it has been linked below.

What I want to do today is try and use Donald Trump's speech with reference to the Church. Imagine we had a Catholic Pope who actually cared about the reign of Christ and His Holy Church!

[...Yada yada yada...] fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. [Fellow faithful]

WE, the citizens of America , are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. ["We, members of the Church militant" instead of citizens, and Christ's Kingdom instead of country, all people's instead of "all of our people"]

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. [Just the "course of the world for years to come and into eternity"]

We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to [...Yada yada yada...] for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. [(They have not been magnificent but this part is irrelevant to the Pope's speech.)]

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People. ["From the halls of the corrupt Vatican schemers and back to the faithful". Administration would have to be changed into pontificate, but otherwise solid.]

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. [For far too long a group of malicious apostates has run wild in the halls of power in Christ's Church while the faithful have borne the cost.]

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth. [Indifference flourished, and the people did not enjoy spiritual benefits]

Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed. [The unscrupulous spiritual wolves prospered, the vocations dried up left the faith and the seminaries, convents and monasteries closed.]

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. [Ecumaniacs protected themselves but not the faithful placed under their charge]

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. ["Our nation's Capital" changes to Rome, "our land" changes to "the Church"]

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. [America changes to "the world"]

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country. [The Catholic Church, is  Christ's Church]

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. [Not who sits at the throne of St. Peter, but whether he serves Christ the Soverign King]

January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. [The day when Christ became the ruler of His Church again]
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens. [That the Church exists to lead it's members to Heaven]
Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. [From Americans to Christians, otherwise okay.]

These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. ["Our nation" changes to nations, our country changes to "our Church"]

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. [Catholic carnage]

We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. [One Church]

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans. [To all true Christians]

For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry; [We have swelled the ranks of ecclesial communities at the expense of our own]
Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military; [Subsidized the non-Catholic population while allowing for the very sad depletion of our infrastructure]
We've defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;  And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay. [We have defended other religions' false

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Boast not for to morrow, for thou knowest not what the day to come may bring forth

That is from Proverbs 21:1

Boast not for to morrow, for thou knowest not what the day to come may bring forth

Tomorrow indeed is the inauguration day for Donald J. Trump, the president-elect of the United States of America. He won against all the odds, given how many people were against him. The good thing is that virtually all the people that a just man would want aginst him were actually against Trump, so those who did not trust the man certainly had the witness of his enemiest.

Given that I came out so strongly in favour of Trump, and the fact that I have described him as the best presidential candidate in the U.S. in 60 years, since Dwight Eisenhower that is, one might be surprised at my choice of title verse. There is good reason for that though.

The most worrying tendency with regards to Trump, a trait he exhibited even during the campaign, is his inexplicably harsh rhetoric against Iran. That is simply uncalled for as Iran is more or less the most peaceful state in the Middle East, barring Lebanon. It is a state which is rather predictable, and whose major enemies are also the major enemies of the Christians in the region. I do take Trump at face value when he says that the days of military intervention are over, and I hope that his rhetoric is in major part done to placate the zionists. That, however, brings me to the second part of what is worrying about him.

His support for Israel and the zionist agenda is very troublesome. While I have little doubt that Trump is smart enough to realise that a war against Iran would have very dire consequences, I am not so sure the zionists and the warmongers in his cabinet realise that. A Christian has no business taking the side of Israel over that of any other country in the region, a fact which would become obvious to evangelicals if they only took some time to study authentic Christianity, in particular the works of St. Paul. Whereas his Christianity can be questioned, I do not question the bloodthirst of the zionists and the neo-cons who hitch on to the zionist cause (although frankly it is difficult to know which is the tail and which is the dog on that particular beast) and I am afraid that if nothing else, Trump's excessively harsh rhetoric on Iran might embolden the zionists into a military confrontation with Iran, one which would make the misadventures of the past 20 years seem like child's play.

With those 2 misgivings out of the way, I must admit that for the first time in very long there is an authentic hope for peace. We have become used to the U.S. being on the wrong side of virtually every conflict over the last 20 years or so. In fact, if one knew nothing of the sides in any conflict, one only needed to ask which side the U.S. was supporting and more often than not, one would rightly conclude that they were the bad guys. With Trump there is hope that the U.S. might actually stop killing people abroad. I doubt it will stop entirely, but there is a good chance that it will be scaled back.

I am not particularly worried about Trump's tough rhetoric against China. He will know as well as anybody that China is not a military threat towards the U.S., so any conflict between the two will be in the form of a trade war. He will also know that the U.S. is no match for China in the only area which could see the two countries in conflict -South East Asia - and if he doesn't then surely the sensible cabinet and advisors that he has put together will be only too happy to let him know that. I am sure that his plan for "Make America Great Again" does not involve getting a very bloody nose in an area of the world of little value to his country in terms of nationaly security, so we can count on the U.S. and China to de-escalate any tensions long before any threat of military confrontation.

There is much that can be said about Trump's amicable attitude towards Russia, with the most obvious comment being that it is simple common sense. There is no good reason why the U.S. and Russia should ever have been enemies since the fall of the U.S.S.R., save for keeping the congressional-military-industrial complex well funded. On this point one must believe that Donald Trump is genuine because there were no political points whatsoever to gain from this move, given the anti-Russian rhetoric in his country.

It is probably the case that Trump realised the folly of this attitude, and decided that it is smarter to make Russia an ally instead of an enemy, especially given the fact that the only real threat to the U.S. is China, and the U.S. faces only destruction if it attempts to confront both those countries. Russia and China, of course, are allies, and Russia also has a lot of untapped potential so for a businessman developing trade relations with Russia only makes sense.

As for domestic policies, surely the war against the Catholic Church from the political front is over, for now. That only leaves the war against the Church from the Church's own hierarchy!

Given that the abortionists took such a hard line against Trump, and the fact that Trump is not one to back down from a fight, we can suspect that he will take the fight to them, which is good for all concerned. The media also seems set to continue its assault against him, and we can be happy for that as the media is likely to lose most of any credibility that it has left, especially given that the man has decided to side-step the media where possible and attack the media when necessary.

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How to turn the Epiphany of Our LORD into an Epiphany for you

It is exactly 4 years ago today that I attended my first Tridentine Mass. These 4 years have been a time of immense spiritual growth, the credit for which I cannot take.

I shall not describe so much my first Mass as to what led me to it and what I have got out of it. It is possible I have written about this before but it is a story well-worth repeating.

As fate would have it, I was not raised Catholic. My knowledge of the faith grew ever-more deeply during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI of fond memory. In the end, since I had come to regard myself a Catholic, the only remaining step was actually going to Church every Sunday, which I started doing in 2010. Even here I owe a lot to Pope Benedict XVI, as it was his trip to the U.K. that same year that proved the final draw.

To be fair, all of the Masses that the pope celebrated were Novus Ordo. Nonetheless, they were good Novus Ordo masses, as good as they come really, and from a  pope who took worshipping God seriously.

When I finally attended my first Mass, everything seemed a bit off. I had read so much about Catholic worship, including many complaining that the priest turned his back towards the people, that the Novus Ordo Mass surprised me for containing very little of that. I did enjoy the Mass, and to be honest, almost all Masses  you will find in Sweden will be decent by NOChurch standards. However, I felt a bit short-changed.

As time passed on and as my studies intensified, I felt I longed for more. I longed for authentic Catholic worship.

The final straw came when I watched an old movie and had to ask whether the service being depicted was a Catholic one or a protestant one. It was protestant, of course. I felt a sense of anger not being able to know the difference. At that time I knew enough to know that the protestant revolters certainly made up their own things, and that if the Masses were identical it was because the Catholics protestanised their liturgy. Also, something about a 2,000-year old Church having a Mass that is newer than a service in some heretical ecclesiastical community rubbed me off the wrong way.

Something had to change! As I am not the Pope, who could order a return to Catholic worship, that something was I. I had to bail the NOChurch Mass and actually attend a proper Catholic Mass.

As soon as the Mass started I felt at home in a way which I had never felt before. I felt as though a veil had finally been lifted over my eyes and intellect and I felt grateful to finally be worshipping in the Mass of all the great saints of the Western Church.

Everything made sense all of a sudden. All these little gestures which seemed out of place in the Novus Ordo were ither missing or in their proper context. It didn't take long for me to finally grasp why Catholics of old made these masterful altars. It is for Our LORD! We offer the best we can to Him, and we can do no better than to have all our gold at the place where the divine meets the terrestrial.

The liturgical calendar was different, but it made sense. I didn't have to scour my missal for liturgy A,B,C, and there were no more "ordinary Sundays" but every Sunday was all of a sudden put into the context of some event in the life of Our Blessed LORD.

No longer did I have to listen to protestant non-catechetical hymns during Mass. No longer would I have to be pretty much the only person singing at Mass. No longer would I have to wait for the change of performers at the NOChurch altar as they pass the baton to all and sundry. There were no prayers of the faithful, almost all of them banal. Rather we prayed the same prayers as the saints, and all of the Catholics in all of the world prayed the exact same prayers on the exact same day with the exact same intention expressed by the exact same words.

It was worship in honour of God, not worship to placate the pewsitters.

That is all a result of me making a vow to attend the Tridentine Mass on the first liturgical service of 2013. I have not looked back since, and I never shall.  It has been a real epiphany, brought to me courtesy of the Epiphany.

This Epiphany can come to you too. If it's too late to start with the epiphany then make a resolution for Lent. If you hate Latin then consider it part of your penance! Just do something!

I promise you that the Mass of the saints will not let you down and you are likely to come to love it as much as I do, and that will bring you all the closer to Almight God, which after all, is the true purpose of the Mass.

 

 

There is none that calleth upon justice, neither is there any one that judgeth truly...

The full verse of Isaiah 59:4 reads:

There is none that calleth upon justince, neither is there any one that judgeth truly - but they trust in a mere nothing, and speak vanities: they have conceived labour, and brought forth iniquity.

I was tempted to go with Psalm 93:16, which reads:

Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? Or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?

That would have allowed me to lead with "certainly not the bishops of the U.S. or the neo-Catholics"! As it is, I chose to stick with Isaiah.

The topic for today is the U.S. election, which takes place tomorrow. So at least soon we shall be out of our misery with regards to that soap opera. Specifically, I wish to write about the disgraceful silence of the U.S. Catholic hierarchy, their even more disgraceful interventions where those have been present, and the scandalous acts of the neo-Catholic establishment, specifically with regards to Donald Trump's bid to assume the presidency. There will be time for a dishonourable mention of Bergoglio's attempts to interfere.

On the day before the election, I finally took time to glance at the Donald Trump's campaign policies from his own website. They didn't bring much insight as I already knew much of it. The most noteworthy were left out, these being his pledge to fight the abortion industry and his resolve to make peace with Mother Russia instead of inciting conflict.

One might have thougth that Donald Trump's Catholic detractors would at least base their criticism of him on his policies, but no, it has been anything but. From bishops to neo-Catholics, the tone has been that Donald Trump is ungentlemanly, all the while creating a false equivalence between the boorishness of Donald Trump and the sheer evil of Hillary Clinton, whose campain promises read like a what's-what of intrinsic evils. From killing the unborn in their millions in her country and abroad, to forcing the Church and her members to participate in it, to promoting sodomy and wanting to punish those opposed to it, to starting unjust wars abroad, arming Islamists, picking fights with world powers, this woman seems to he some kind of arch-agent of death.

To compare the policies of these two individuals would be akin to comparing the actions of  St. Peter St. Paul with the Emperor Nero - so big is the difference between the positions. Yet one  would never know it from listening to the myriad of bishops who have commented on this, and even worse from the many neo-Catholics who have come out openly against him from the very beginning. On which grounds is Donald Trump so odious? Apart from the myriad of personal attacks on the man's boorish character, we never get a response to that. Some have claimed that he is against immigrants (which is not true given he was married to the daugher of one), while some have cited that he has spoken derogatively on women. I am not the man's etiquette coach so I shall not delve into that debate, but I would expect any half-grown-up human being to realise that Donald Trump is no saint and is not running as one, so any critique we make of the man would have to be based on what he puts forth as his policies, and not who he was as a person say, 10 years ago (when, I should add, he was a member of the party he is now running against, a party which stakes its political claim on demeaning womanhood).

A few of the bishops have acquitted themselves satisfactorily, but they are few and far between. Some have been disgraceful, and there are no guesses that Cardinal Dolan is a shoe-in for that list, as is par-for-the-course by now. The actions and inactions of these bishops just serve to emphasise how much damage the Novus Ordo has done to the Church and how complicit the Church has been in much of the evil we see in the Western world today. The choices could not be clearer - one promises to attack the Church, another to defend it - yet the bishops are satisfied with "no candidate is perfect", as though there has ever been such a thing as a perfect candidate! One wonders whether these people are stupid or evil, or both, or whether they simply like to play the role of useful idiot when they have time left over for non-evangelisation!

The Remnant has done a good job of pointing out why Catholics at the very least have a duty to vote against the wicked woman - a woman who appears more satanical by the day - and made a convicing case why one would more or less have an obligation to vote for Trump. It is not a case of lesser evils (which Trump definitely is not), but one of double-effect. ChurchMilitant.tv has also done a good job, as have many traditionalist sites. The neo-Catholic sites though, on the whole, have not been as clear in their opposition and have often muddied the waters.

There are only 2 things (of which I know) for which I can fault Trump - and I write this as someone who has been following his campaign almost from the start. One of them is his position on torture, an intrinsic evil. No Catholic can support that. On this point, it is difficult to imagine Hillary Clinton thinking otherwise since she has expressed a will to bomb pretty much anybody anywhere, and is in favour of killing the unborn till the point of birth, and almost certainly afterwards; in other words, torture and death for the most innocent. The second position of Trump which worries me is that on Iran, where he has been outrageously aggresive in his rhetoric. Again, this can be compared to that wicked woman, who in 2008 said that if elected president she would attack...

Basilica of St. Benedict: Thank you for the memories!

It is with great sadness I learnt that the Basilica of St. Benedict had been destroyed by an earthquake. It happened earlier today, on the feast of Christ the King.

The basilica itself was majestic. Upon entering one felt that it was a home away from home. One felt the closeness of hundeds of thousands, perhaps millions, of worshippers who had gathered there to celebrate the Holy Catholic faith throughout the centuries.

The Monks of Norcia had managed to revive the town and revive more importantly, the Christian spirit of the town. I have no doubt that they will continue with their good work, and will manage to rebuild the basilica over time, with the aid of the glorius St. Benedict and St. Scholastica.

The people of Norcia are warm and pleasant and very proud of their history, and with good reason. They will come back from this; of this I have no doubt. With the help of the monks, it would nor surprise me of Norcia once again becomes a bastion of orthodoxy in a decaying world.

I would now like to turn attention to the timing of the events.

As we all know by now, a ravenous wolf of a pope is coming to Sweden to celebrate one of the most successful heretics in the Church's history. I have little doubt that the man would rather be dragged half-alive to the site of the heresies' celebration than to cancel them.

If I was a ravenous wolf of a pope though, I would heed the warning of this earthquake. It was only a few days ago that I was watching a segment on Our Lady of La Salette, and the dire warnings she gave. In it she mentioned errant priests and earthquakes and other disasters befalling Italy. I am not normally one to seach for divine significance in natural calamities but this one I could not ignore.

Put it simply: This earthquake could not have been more pointed towards Bergoglio if it had produced in the earth an outline spelling out Bergoglio. Let us remember that the earthquake struck on the Feast of Christ the king, who was so viciously attacked and calumniated by the man Bergoglio is going to celebrate. It brought down the basilica dedicated to the man who is considered the father of Europe, a day before Bergoglio goes to celebrate a man who divided Europe line none before.

If this ravenous wolf in shepherd's clothing goes ahead with the celebration, history will remember that a pope decided to honour a great divider only a day after the basilica in honour of one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church had been destroyed. It will surely be one more nail in the coffin for our good future pope  who will no doubt condemn Bergoglio in the starkest terms.

May we keep the people of Norcia in mind, and with the intercession of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, pray that out of the town of Nursia may once again arise a great Christian awakening!

Buildings do not talk and have no emotions. We are the ones to feel the emotions when what we have grown to love and appreciate gets destroyed and I was indeed very sad at the news.

Still, in honour of the basilica I cannot help but offer a heartfelt "Thank you for the memories!"

I feel privileged to have been inside the Baslicia of St. Benedict and look forward to setting foot to the one which will be built to replace it.

He that is of a perverse heart, shall not find good: and he that perverteth his tongue, shall fall into evil

The words are taken from Proverbs 17:19:

He that is of a perverse heart, shall not find good: and he that perverteth his tongue, shall fall into evil

In fact, the whole of Proverbs 17 could be about the perverted man who we call pope, Jorge Bergoglio.

This piece grew out of spone spontaeous thoughts I had to the day's links on the 25th of October, yet another day in the long line of occasions Bergoglio has used to belittle Church teaching, this time indirectly by attacking those who defend it.

Given Bergoglio's latest cringeworthy rant against those who attempt to live by Christ's teaching, titled  “Beneath rigidity there is something else, there is often wickedness” by Vatican Insider, I must, somewhat reluctanctly, agree with Mundabor that Bergoglio is a "lewd old man". It is a tag he has used multiple times which I have not been keen on endorshing in the past but the man's incessant insults aimed at those who try to lead pure lives hints at grave moral deficiency in the man.

There is something deeply sinister about a man who seems to think that people who act virtuously are hypocrites, or that there is "often wickedness" in them. This seems to be a man attempting to justify his own perversions. At the very least, these words betray a most perverted outlook on life and virtue.

We are well within our rights to wonder whether Bergoglio's attack on chastity is not because he himself has issues with upholding sexual morality on a personal level.

It is something I have been disinclined towards, but now we must openly ask it.

If he does not have problems on a personal level, then his attack on morality is all the more bizarre and inexcusable and he is a fouler man for it.

Bergogio's attack on the Church and God's plan for marriage continued today, with the words:

At times we have proposed a far too abstract and almost artificial theological ideal of marriage, far removed from the concrete situations and practical possibilities of real families. This excessive idealisation, especially when we have failed to inspire trust on God’s grace, has not helped to make marriage more desirable and attractive, but quite the opposite.

I must ask again just who he is attacking, just what is so abstract with the idea that marriage is for life, just what is artificial about it when Genesis tells us that God made us man and woman, to which The Word Incarnate adds "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder".

That is not even the worst thing he has said this week. No, that award would have to go to his invention of a Novus Ordo heaven, of which he states:

What is the Kingdom of God?  Well, perhaps the Kingdom of God is a very well-made structure, everything tidy, organization charts all done, everything and the person who does not enter (into this structure) is not in the Kingdom of God. No, the same thing can happen to the Kingdom of God as happens to the Law: unchanging, rigidity…    the Law is about moving forward, the Kingdom of God is moving forward, it is not standing still. What’s more: the Kingdom of God is re-creating itself every day.

Granted, the week is not over yet, and there is more time for the man who Hilary White has apparently affecionately named "Pope Humblebrag" to outdo himself in more gibberish. Mundabor, without much effort, explains that the concept of an ever-evolving Heaven is a great absurdity.

This is from the same man who has admitted that he prays that people may fall into sin if they seem too sure of their virtue. Granted, we canot be sure if he actually prays, so we must take his comment with a good measure of salt, but what we do know for sure is that he was not ashamed to say that he prays for sins to befall other people, simply because those people seem to practice virtue. Mind you, this is the same Bergoglio who answers "Who am I to judge" when asked about the presumably sodomitical priest who he put in charge of his living quarters. Evidently, the man's capacity to judge only activates itself upon those who aim to follow the ways of God.

Dovetailing to my initial point: Bergoglio's attack on the Church's teaching on morality is incessant, as is his promotion of all manner of actual sins (discounting the many false sins he admonishes). He seems to have a special soft spot for sexual deviancy, and also seems to surround himself with perverts of all kinds. 

It is significant that he does not seem to believe that God's grace can help us overcome sins, and seems to assume that those who act virtuous are hypocrites with a hidden wickedness. Nor surprisingly, perhaps, this seems to be the sentiment of Martin Luther, the heresiarch that Bergoglio will be celebrating within a week. They say "great minds think alike", and the same would seem to apply to lewd heretics, a group to which Bergolio certainly seems to belong.

A man who speaks with such venom against those who are trying to follow the way of Christ in a very hostile culture cannot be a good man. Above all, he cannot be a man who aspires to good by way of Christ. Whatever notion of good such a man has would have to be a twisted one.

Whether Bergoglio he practices his evident lewdness or not (and with whom) we ought not really to speculate, but that his mind seeks to entertain all sorts of perverted notions is certainly not up for debate, not any longer.

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The evil clown is coming to town

The title of this piece is a bit less sanguine than normal but I couldn't resist it, especially given that it rhymes a bit. Furthermore, I am not ashamed at my indignation over a pope coming to this country to celebrate errors against the faith of Holy Mother Church.

On this day next week, barring divine intervention, Bergoglio will be in Lund celebrating the longevity of one of the Church's arch-heresiarch's heresies. Sure, his enablers call it commemoration, but a celebration by any other name is still a celebration.

Yes, believe it or not there are still people hell-bent on defending everything that man does. Some do it because they approve of his approach to de-Christianise Christianity, others because they want to play 'devil's advocate' (FYI: the devil's advocate was not actually there to promote the devil's work), others because they simply do not have the courage to muster a defence of the faith, and no doubt we can jot down reasons to escape reality till our life's breath gives way, but suffice to say that those looking for excuses will always find them.

In the Nordic countries, we were treated to a scandalous letter from the bishops, the contents of which I hope to assess at a later date, so the warm-up act to Bergoglio's main jumboree is in full sing.

Since a lot of the people claim to be Catholics, and not a few of them claim to know what the Church teaches - including our weak bishops -, it has left me wondering just what it would take to get them to acknowledge that Bergoglio is an enemy of the faith. I have seriously begun to wonder whether there is anything the man would say which would get these people off their comfort zone and actually denounce the anti-Catholic actions of the man.

So, taking my cue from The Remnant Forum, in which Michael Matt proposed that Bergoglio's defenders make a list of things so scandalous that if he ever did them they would disown him,  what follows is a list of brazenly outrageous actions which I propose to be the 'red line'. If you find yourself thinking, "the pope would never do that", just keep in mind that you would probably had said the same thing had I listed (before he did these things) that a pope would say that most marriages are invalid and many non-marriages are valid, that nobody is damned forever, that adultery committed enough ceases to be a mortal sin, and so on.

Some of what is on the list he has already done anyway, but it is so outrageous that I could not leave it out.

Here goes a list of outrageous statements which may be uttered the the man:

  1. Insists that the Miracle of the multiplication of the loaves was that of sharing and not , as the miracle is called, "the multiplication of the loaves".
  2. Claims that the Apostles made up the story of Christ's miracles.
  3. Claims that the Apostles made up the story of the resurrection, that we do not need to believe in a historical resurrection.
  4. Insists that most priests are laymen.
  5. States that many laymen are priests.
  6. Includes pets' feet in the washing of the feet ceremony on Maundy Thursday.
  7. Includes people holding pets in the Maundy Thursday foot-washing ceremony.
  8. After years of abusign the foot-washing ceremony, changes rubrics to allow the washing of women, thus confusing the faithful, but limits the washing to "the people of God".
  9. In defiance of his own regulations regarding the washing of the feet, washes the feet of non-Catholics and pagans.
  10. Shouts "Allahu Akbar" from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square.
  11. Shouts "Allahu Akbar" from a mosque.
  12. Insists that most married people are not married.
  13. Insists that many unmarried people are married.
  14. Claims that single people can be married.
  15. Insists that married people can be divorced even without seeking an actual divorce.
  16. States that those in adulterous relationships should need not leave those relationships behind in order to live virtuously.
  17. States that people in adulterous relationshpis may receive Holy Communion.
  18. Re-inteprets the 4th Commandment to include mother nature.
  19. Uses a Marian feasts to desecrate the facade of St. Peter's Basilica with vulgar images for crass humanistic reasons.
  20. Calumniates a pope by claiming that he had previously allowed nuns to use contraception - twice.
  21. In spite of his constant nagging about how we must be kind and merciful to others, states that good works are not needed for salvation.
  22. States that virtue can be a sign of vice.
  23. States that vice can be a sign of virtue.
  24. Tells people that having doubts about God is necessary in order for one to grow in one's faith.
  25. Insists that certainty about the moral law is bad because life consists of shades of grey.
  26. Calls evangelisation "solemn nonsense" outright.
  27. Calls proselytisation "solemn nonsense" and calls it a crime against ecumenism.
  28. Says that without protestants we cannot be truly Catholic.
  29. Says that many protestants are Catholic and many Catholics are protestants.
  30. Calls Muhammad an authoritative intepreter of the Gospel.
  31. Calls Christ a foreshadow of Muhammad.
  32. Tells Muslims they need not convert to Christianity and that they should grow more in their faith instead of seeking Christ.
  33. Tells atheists they do not need Christ and that they only need to do what they feel is good.
  34. Claims that Catholics need to study the works of Muhammad in order to understand the Gospel message.
  35. Compares the command of Christ to evangelise to the Islamic jihad.
  36. Says that one need not confess one's sins and that it is enough to show up in a confessional with virtually a nod and a wink to the priest.
  37. Encourages protestants to receive Holy Communion without renouncing the protestant errors.
  38. Encourages Catholics to receive bread and wine in protestant ceremonies.
  39. Receives himself bread and wine in
  40. ...

Doctrine to a fool is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand

A while back I had intimated that I would write a 3-piece exposé on Bergoglio and his agenda. When I opened the article which I had begun writing, I noticed that the timestamp read

2015-09-07 22:39:09 +0200

In other words, this is a piece which has been more than 1 year in the making; shameful stuff. One would think given such a revelation that it will be long. One would be wrong.

In fact, I have abandoned the original idea totally and only aim to highlight what I think is my input into the dreadful pontificate of a faithless ravenous incompetent duplicitous Argentinian Jesuit who manipulated his way into the top of the mediocrity-promoting NOChurch. Hmm, here I was thinking I would work up to that,  but evidently, hand me a keyboard and I can't stop writing what I really feel about Bergoglio, just like hand Bergoglio a microphone and he can't stop talking about how much he hates God's Holy Church.

Before I get too worked up, I thought I might try to explain why I never really got around to writing the piece, whose unfinished version I shall leave unedited in order to kind of hint at what I had in mind.

Basically, there are 4 primary reasons for why I abandoned the idea, although the struggle to abandon it was a long back-and-forth tale:

  1. However much it might seem the case, no faithful Catholic (and I do make a genuine attempt at being faithful) likes to write about Bergoglio and what the modernists are doing to the Church. It is disheartening, and frankly, a lot of us feel it distracts us from the real mission to which Christians are entrusted - that of proclaiming the Gospel. I genuinely would like to write about positive news, or at least positive things, of which there is no shortage. That being the case, we cannot simply ignore the errors being fed to the unsuspecting, which is why many faithful Catholics feel themselves reluctantly bound to write about the unfortunate Bergoglio pontificate.
  2. A growing realisation that no matter how many scandals and heresies Bergoglio spouts, far too many will refuse to see that he is an enemy of the Church. They either do not have the faith or the love for truth to learn about what the Church actually teaches. Embracing the whole of the Catholic faith is a daunting prospect, not least because it forces us to leave our comfort zones and actually engage in spiritual warfare, often to the detriment of our social relationships or economic opportunities. It is far easier to be a NOChurch Catholic with no idea that much of what one defends has been condemned by the Magisterium and actually is still condemned, though tolerated (even promoted) by people who have no authority to change what the Church actually proclaims (since the message comes from Christ) so settle for confusing the faithful either through misleading them or leaving them in ignorance.
  3. The fact that in most of the faithful Catholic circles (i.e., traditionalists) the idea of Bergoglio as an enemy of Christ and His Holy Church is now a mainstream opinion. In fact, it is a mainstream opinion even among believing Novus Ordo Catholics, who for the most part cannot bring themselves to make excuses for the man any more. When I originally planned to write this, those who had concluded that Bergoglio was an enemy were a small and shunned minority - basically Mundabor, a few others and I - even the Remnant couched its criticisms in soft gloves. Now though, there is no shortage of articles and writers listing Bergoglio's crimes against the faith, many of whom are more eloquent, learned and thorough than I am. Some of those articles are linked at the bottom of this piece. The gloves have truly been taken off,
  4. The sheer volume of the insanity coming from the man and his comrades in arms make it impossible for me to keep up, and would have made any article showing examples of his assult on Catholicism outdated nearly as soon as it was published.

With that out of the way, I would still like to think I can make a small contribution to the debate not by highlighting what Bergoglio is doing - his agenda, as it were - but in sifting out his overall strategy.

Now you might be wondering: Why write anything about this if you abandoned the plan? To this I answer that it is for 2 reasons:

  1. I would like to think of myself as a man who keeps his word, so if I write that I shall do something then I either do it or at the very least offer an acceptable reason for refraining.
  2. With Bergoglio on his way to this God-forsaking country for his heresy jumboree, I felt duty-bound to at least wrap this up, not least because I intend to write about the heresy fest, and anything I write about that will make more sense in lieu of what I have to write.

So here is my small contribution to the greatuer unpacking-Bergoglio debate. Basically, I have Bergoglio's actions down to a 3-pronged attack on the pillars of the Church:

  1. Attack the doctrines, dogmas and teachings of the Church
  2. Attack the defenders of the faith and the hierarchichal structure created by Our Lord, especially the papacy
  3. Attack the family

 Those are the 3 pillars upon which all of Bergoglio's actions are based, his 3-pronged armada aimed at the barque of St. Peter, our Holy Mother Church. In fact, with these in mind anything which seems odd, creepy, stupid or downright  perverse on his part soon begins to make sense.

I'll just pass over them in brief.

Attack the doctrines, dogmas and teachings of the Church

Whether it is in his promotion of adultery, his attack on the holy institution of marriage, sacrilege in the form of Holy Communion for lechers or non-Catholics, insulting the Blessed Virgin Mary,...

By the comments of the afflicted we shall know them...

This piece comes from some reflections I had on the comments from an article written by Carl Olson on Catholic World Report.   Carl Olson is notable in that he was a big defender of Bergoglio, to the point of seemingly denying reality in order to do so.

That is no longer the case, as I had written previously. I expect any Catholic of any integrity to be joining him in condemning Bergoglio's shenanigans.

Here goes...

 

There are many informative comments regarding the interveiw wherein Bergoglio tries to create an equivalence in perception between the Great Commission to evangelise the whole world, and the actions of ISIS and Islamists to conquer the whole world by blood. The man has touched off many nerves, and people are fed up.

The Catholic World Report is far from a traditionalist website, and if I am not mistaken, many of the commenters have at least in the past been very vocal against the SSPX in particular. It is evident that Bergoglio's scandals have pushed even Novus Ordo Catholics against the wall and being there, more and more are realising they have to push back against what is a pirate of a pope. Carl Olson had 2 very good pieces within the space of a week - the other being the one about deaconesses, an idea Bergoglio typically suggested needs revision - and I have seen that with a lot of the other non-traditionalist Catholics who still respect the integrity of the faith.

I expect that trend to continue as Bergoglio's assaults against Holy Mother Church and the Holy Trinity become all the clearer.

Of all the comments to the piece, these two seemed to capture the essence of the situation:

I think after three years, I have no doubts in my mind that Francis lacks the academic stamina to lead Catholicism. This was first observed to me by a guy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Every time Francis gives an interview, he reveals a shocking shallowness in his responses. He does not spend time to think through these issues. ...He makes ridiculous statements that betray a shocking superficiality in his thinking. The Great Commission has nothing, not even a remote analogy to Islamic Jihad...The question is: must Francis give these interviews? They help no one. Can't he maintain some silence and reflect? A Pope who is always talking has nothing to say.

Then we have this one, reflecting on the state of those who elected this very queer man:

At this point, one must conclude that trying to parse the statements of the Holy Father is like trying to pick up blobs of mercury with a pitchfork. Even more difficult is to try to relate them to authentic Christianity, the teaching of the Catholic Church, the history of Christian civilization, and the role of the papacy. He appears to be one of the most uninformed people in Europe when it comes to any discussion of things Christian. The real concern is not what it says about Francis – who, after all, is just one confused individual – but what it says about the college of Cardinals who elected him.

As to those who twist Bergoglio's around trying to make them sound Catholic or rational, Carl Olson had this pointed response to one of the commenters:

Glad to know what you think the Pope said in general. However, I was commenting on what he actually said.

So there we have it. From these comments, taken in order, we can see that some have concluded that Bergoglio is simply a "malignant buffoon". Others have realised that Bergoglio cannot be taken in isolation, and one must wonder whatever possessed the cardinal electors to vote for such an un-Catholic man. Then we have those who attempt to twist Bergoglio's words and Christian teaching with them, so as either to aid him in his assault on the faith, or hide from the brutal reality that they would otherwise have to confront.

 

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