Update on Feb 3, 2017: Since this entry was posted, Dr. Roberto de Mattei has written an excellent article for Rorate Caeli, wherein he discusses the brutal disregard of the Pope even for international law and concludes:
This morning’s post from Sandro Magister tells us, “The decapitation inflicted by Pope Francis on the Order of Malta is therefore twofold. Because what is falling is not only the head of Grand Master Festing, but also, de facto, that of cardinal patron Raymond Leo Burke.” I wonder if that is clear enough for the paid professional Catholics who constantly twitter about how Francis needs to “clarify” the meaning of Amoris Laetitia.
Is it clear yet?
Magister’s article refers us to Edward Pentin’s most excellent series chronicling the tragedy. In particular, note Pentin’s most recent wherein he hints at the truth: Speaking of Boeselager and the three associates of his on the Papal Commission, Pentin states, “The three and Boeselager have also been involved in a $118 million bequest to the Order held in a Swiss trust. ”
Readers, keep in mind St. John’s words, “For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (I John, 2,16). Do you understand? Satan, within the Church: The Pride of Life which is of the world is the heresy of modernism in its myriad forms, Concupiscence of the Flesh is the perverted lusts of the St. Gallen/Lavender Mafia and their vulgar representative, and the Concupiscence of the Eyes is the insatiable greed for money and power that has infected the Vatican for well over a century now.
To put it more plainly, it is about money, perverted lust and perverted dogma.
In many previous posts I have warned that the Mass will be taken from us. Bishop Fellay, bless his heart is taking great strides to accomplish just this. And the same forces we just identified are behind the good Bishop’s capitulation. And when he has succeeded, there will soon be an end to the true Mass throughout the world. [My comment to clarify. I have always had great affection and admiration for Bishop Fellay. I believe him to be an extraordinarily good and holy man. But I also believe that for some reason, he has chosen to pursue a very dangerous course in this matter. Pope Francis has repeatedly demonstrated his willingness to disregard rules in order to destroy anything he sees as an obstruction to his remaking of the Church. It is no use to tell me that “the Pope cannot do that to the Society” or that if the Pope moves against the Society, “there will be an outcry.” There has been “an outcry” over the Pope’s heterodox Amoris Laetitia and it has not even slowed this Pope down. Far from it, he has now attacked Cardinal Burke and has brutally moved against the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta. Just for the record, the Pope has no right to take over the Knights this way.Yet he is doing it.
Lifesite News reported:
“…As the Order of Malta is a sovereign entity, the pope asking its leader to resign was extremely unusual. Catholic University of America canon law professor Kurt Matens said what Pope Francis did “amounts to de facto annexation” and is a “serious violation of international law.”
Pope Francis declared all of Festing’s recent acts “null and void,” including Boeselager’s removal.
This Pope cares not a fig for what is right or wrong. If the Society enters into any agreement with this Pope, they can expect to be treated as others have been and are still being treated.
Pope Francis is not in any way a man of integrity. he will not keep his word. His goal here is to silence the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. That is what is at stake. I would not normally become so strident but I believe there is a clear and present danger posed by Pope Francis. I am speaking because I believe with every fiber of my being that Archbishop Lefebvre’s beautiful work will be endangered if the Society approaches Rome under its current management. I do not doubt that Bishop Fellay’s intentions are excellent and that he is much holier and wiser than most and perhaps it is the Holy Ghost guiding him. But I cannot stand by and not even speak my convictions, which are full of foreboding in this matter.]
For my reasoning; Cardinal Manning in a previous post, The Mystery of Iniquity,
“Saint Alphonsus says: “Hence St. Bonaventure says that in the Mass God manifest to us all the love that He has borne us, and includes in it, as in a compendium, all His benefits. On this account the Devil has always endeavored to abolish the Mass throughout the world by means of heretics, making them the precursors of Antichrist who, before all things, will endeavor to abolish, and in fact will, in punishment for the sins of men, succeed in abolishing the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar, according to the prediction of Daniel: ‘And strength was given him against the continual sacrifice because of sins.’”
What we are seeing is satan’s last ditch effort to destroy the Church from within by using the papacy and hierarchy against the Bride of Christ herself. He will fail, but not until it appears that he has succeeded. This means that he will at last brutally suppress the true Mass, for,
“Strength was given him against the continual sacrifice because of sins.”
As the Mass decreases, so does the life-giving grace of God flow out from the Church, flow out from the world. All over the world, the darkness gathers and the grace of God ebbs away.
And yet Our Lady awaits us.
At Fatima, June 13, 1917, Our Lady told us through the little shepherds at Fatima:
“Are you suffering a great deal? Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge, and the path that will lead you to God.”
The following month, she told us,
“… continue praying the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war, because only She can help you.”
And then, just before she showed them Hell, she said:
“Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice: “O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
A Time of Confusion to Come.
It is an axiom that the devil sows confusion in the ranks of his enemies. Father Malachi Martin knew this and warned us. I cannot stress enough the importance of adhering to the true message of Our Lady of Fatima. As this unfolds, you will see around you, people become more confused in their faith and gradually lose their faith, and yet they will assure you that nothing has changed. The world will become an ever more vulgar and violent place. But we hold fast to Our Blessed Mother, even amidst our own gathering gloom and uncertainty, we hold fast to her. We shall see persons we once considered rocks of the faith crumble and fall like a house of cards.
And yet …
“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves, we will sanctify ourselves, we will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.”
For another post I wrote on this subject in 2015, see A Win-Win for the Humble Pope.
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
† Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
† Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
† St. Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family, protect our families, protect our priests!
† St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!
~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!
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