Rainbow Logic

 

Recently, France has experienced its own “Terri Schiavo” moment and in a tragic recap of that case, Vincent Lambert was denied such basic care as food and even water.  We have all become somewhat accustomed to our church leaders refusing to lead in these moments, and hiding behind bland statements concocted by their “public relations” managers. But this time, in what must be a whole new level of incompetence the head of  the Pontifical Academy for Life,  Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia spoke at length on the subject, stringing cliches together without ever mentioning the commandments of God, or Our Lord Jesus Christ, Whom he purports to serve.

The analysis, including Paglia’s commentary is admirably covered by Lifesite here.

Vincent Lambert was denied even such a basic need as water. Think of that a moment, and realize what it must have been like for him. And the illustrious Paglia – yes, that one, he of the homorerotic mural – referred to the situation as “suspension of artificial feeding and hydration”. Artificial!!

“The painful family conflict over the hypothesis of the suspension of artificial feeding and hydration, since access to the knowledge of the patient’s wishes is excluded – an essential element in assessing the proportionality of treatment – has led to a deadlock that has lasted for years.”

(. . . )

“These events therefore require us to clarify and deepen the role and meaning of medical care and the criteria that govern its use. Pope Francis also reminded us that it is necessary to avoid a blind extension of biological functions, losing sight of the integral good of the person (Address to the World Medical Association Convention on Assisted Suicide, 16 November 2017).

“In the face of these dramatic divisions, it is first of all a question of assuming an attitude of contemplation  and prayer of proximity, so that we can find means of communication that promote reconciliation rather than controversy, at family and social levels. We must also avoid entrusting the solution only to a technical or legal action in order to seek together the broadest possible agreement. It is a journey that requires a commitment, not only personal but also collective, to develop that sense of life that suffering challenges and to confront the radical limit of death. It is a question of awakening the forces that culture has always mobilized in the history of humanity, in all its symbolic expressions, from artistic to religious, offering reasons to live. Only a broader and deeper formation of consciousness can prepare us for such dramatic and complex decisions. Knowing that no one should ever be abandoned. That love must always accompany him. A love that also overcomes death.”

Well, evidently Paglia’s rainbow love cannot overcome thirst. It’s possible that  I can never grasp Paglia’s wisdom, since I do not have my own rainbow glasses. And so, poor me, I cannot see where refusing a drink of water to someone who is quite helplessly ill is an affirmation of the “integral good of the person”.

Paglia advises us  that  we need to “assume an attitude of contemplation” and a “prayer of proximity”  to “find means of communication”.  Do we need our own rainbow glasses when we assume this attitude of contemplation?

And he stresses that  “only” a “deeper formation of consciousness” can “prepare for such dramatic and complex decisions” regarding whether a sick and helpless person should be forced to die without even a drink of water.  It never occurs to him to simply kneel before our dear Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, and ask Him. Vincenzo Paglia, your REAL boss is calling you! You will only find the answer to these “dramatic” enigmas in Christ Our Lord. Take off your silly glasses, and pray!

Dr. Elizabeth Wickham of Lifetree.org explains,

“Transformed by the new medical specialty of palliative medicine today’s death hastening agenda has supplied us with professionals who are taught and certified in skills needed to patients and families into requesting life-limiting medical treatment.   Archbishop Paglia’s statement fails to properly interpret the Fifth Commandment and to warn the faithful. (Had he done so), The world would have better understood what happened to Vincent Lambert.

“In addition, did you know that the Vatican, under the direction of Archbishop Paglia, is funding the PAL-Life Project launched by the Pontifical Academy for Life in 2018 and designed to expand palliative medicine into both developed and underdeveloped countries?  http://www.academyforlife.va/content/pav/en/projects/pallife.html”

“Indeed, it is a tragedy. Palliative medicine funded by globalist George Soros and now by the Vatican is becoming the new philosophy of end-of-life care in a global economy.  The cases of Vincent Lambert in France, Baby Alphie Evans in the UK, Terri Schiavo in the US, and many others are evidence of this takeover of healthcare. It is time to speak out about these abuses against the Fifth Commandment.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the battle against palliative care – which is actually euthanasia under a new, deceptive guise – Dr. Wickham may be reached at the above site or, PO Box 17301, Raleigh, NC, 27619.
Thank you for reading.

 

†  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.

†  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!

†  O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse thee!

†  St. Joseph, protect us, 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!

Note the Date – June 29, 2019

 

Last year, on May 29, we posted  Note the date: June 29, 2018”  In that article, we explained the significance of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, on June 29 each year. For those who have not read that post, the assertion refers to the Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican on June 29, 1963 and then, we suggested that preliminary enthronement was completed, on June 29, 2013,  right after Jorge Bergoglio moved into the Casa Santa Marta with his dear friend, Monsignor Ricca.

My premise is that even though we cannot confirm that the enthronement was completed on June 29, 2013, the Pope’s actions on the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul each year may yield evidence of its significance, perhaps becoming an opportunity for Pope Francis to show his true allegiance and/or his defiance of Christ, the True Head of the Holy Catholic Church.

Last year on that date, Pope Francis took the opportunity to honor Bishop Toribio Ticona with the Cardinal’s hat, thus signalling his approval for Ticona’s leftist politics and Ticona’s well-known scandalous concubinage. By publicly honoring Ticona, the pope was showing his intentions for this October’s Pan-Amazon Synod, as we are beginning to see.

So, what did the Pope do this year, as the Vicar of Christ and successor of St. Peter? How did he honor the first Pope?

We are deeply indebted to Lifesite news, Diane Montagna for the following, the entire post is here.

“In an unexpected and what some in Rome are viewing as an ominous gesture, Pope Francis has given away relics of St. Peter the Apostle to an Orthodox patriarch. Following a solemn Mass on June 29, the liturgical feast of the Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul, the Pope gave a delegation representing Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople a bronze reliquary containing nine bone fragments of the first Pope.” . . .

“Pope Francis told (Archbishop Job of Telmessos): “I no longer live in the Apostolic Palace, I never use this chapel, I never [celebrate] Holy Mass here, and we have St. Peter’s relics in the basilica itself, so it will be better if they will be kept in Constantinople.” . . .

“Admitting to being somewhat taken aback by the Pope’s decision, Archbishop Job said: “This is an extraordinary and unexpected event that we did not expect. The relics of the Holy Apostle Peter were always kept in Rome where they were the purpose of pilgrimages. The Orthodox Church has never asked for them since they never belonged to the Church of Constantinople,”

St. Peter’s Protection Leaving Rome

Diane Montagna added, quoting unnamed sources in the Vatican: “… some observers view the gesture as an ominous sign for the Church and for Rome.

“Pope Francis literally gave St. Peter away,” one source in Rome told LifeSite. “Incredible as a gesture.”

“The relics were in the Pope’s private chapel,” a priest noted. “He clearly prefers to make a ‘gesture’ of the relics than to pray before them and receive special graces from his patron, the first Pope.” “It is an entirely secular way of thinking, and what he reaps — secularization — he will sow for the whole Church, in a way no one expects,” he added.

In comments to LifeSite, another priest in Rome noted how important “locus,” i.e. place, is in Catholic thought, and added that it was the Lord’s will that Peter be martyred in Rome.

The priest pointed out that Christian art and literature have depicted Peter fleeing crucifixion in Rome during Emperor Nero’s persecution. According to a Christian tradition, on a road outside the city, Peter met the risen Jesus. In the Latin translation, Peter asks Jesus, “Quo vadis, Domine?,” to which the risen Lord responds: “Romam eo iterum crucifigi” (“I am going to Rome to be crucified again”). The vision gave Peter the courage to return to the city, where he was martyred by being crucified upside down.

“I strongly suspect this is a sign that St. Peter’s protection will be leaving the Vatican,” an observer in Rome said. “What to watch for next: Francis gives relics of St Paul to Protestants. It would be in the same line as the logic of this move. And it would further remove divine protection, preparing St Peter’s for a devastation not seen since the sack of Rome in the 1500s.” . . .

“Often signs are given to us,” one observer commented on Twitter following the news.

“St. Peter leaving Rome for the East means only one [thing]: the judgment has been passed upon Rome.”

Dropping Roses

Readers, a post on my blog makes as much impact as dropping a rose down the abyss of the Grand Canyon. It is an utterly pointless endeavor for me, and so, forgive me for begging, but beg I must. I do not ask that you try to gain the attention of the powerful bloggers. They block me for a reason and we must accept that as the way of the world. So what can be done?

I ask only that you try to get those you know to consider that we do truly have a man occupying the papacy, in control of the  pure and holy Bride of Christ, the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, who is determined to destroy it. Giving the sacred relics of the first Pope, Saint Peter, to schismatics who reject the Papacy, is an extremely significant event. We need to try our best to get others to pray and to add to their prayers sacrifices, making reparation, pray to Our Lady of the Rosary, entrust to her Immaculate Heart to come to the aid of the Church in this time of dire need.

With this highly symbolic event, the pope signifies his intention to complete the decapitation of the church, the dethroning of the papacy. He had earlier (I do not have the quote at hand right now) said that the monarchy must go. Destruction of the papacy, that is the monarchical structure, is essential to destroy the Church as Father Malachi Martin pointed out and we have cited in many posts.

Soon we will have the Pan-Amazon Synod when the pope’s men will further destroy the structure of the church in her Mass, sacraments and especially, her sacred priesthood, thus fulfilling Cardinal Manning’s ominous prophecy as we wrote inCardinal Manning on Bergoglio’s Reformation“:

“The Word of God tells us that towards the end of time the power of this world will became so irresistible and so triumphant that the Church of God will sink underneath its hand … It will be deprived of protection. It will be weakened, baffled, and prostrate, and will lie bleeding at the feet of the powers of this world.” 

We have discussed this extensively in our earlier posts, and all ignored.  Judas Complex and Pope Francis,  Malachi Martin’s Three Possibilities. and many others.

 

The Supply Chain

“A successful spiritual war, like any other war, requires a well-ordered supply chain, provisions and planners, a kind of spiritual logistics if you will.”

Pope Bergoglio continues unchecked in his disastrous papacy despite the best efforts of the brightest minds of the faithful. Every action our Bishops, priests, theologians and faithful, that is, their Dubia, open letters, petitions and so on, have not had much effect on the slippery character now in control of the Church. In fact, the Church appears dangerously close to the most terrible schism the world has ever seen. (Rorate Caeli).

Why is nothing availing us? What can we do that we have not tried? Is it possible at this point to defeat the enemy which is destroying the Church from within? It is not only possible to defeat this enemy, it is inevitable!

The message of Fatima offers the solution and the only uncertainty is how long before sufficient  of the faithful wake up to this wonderful spiritual armory at our disposal.  One benefit of Our Lady of the Rosary’s campaign for victory is that it serves to open up the channels of grace so necessary for the success of those who are spearheading the great initiatives to challenge Pope Francis and deal with his heretical actions and pronouncements. To put it more plainly: We do not need to be world class theologians, or renowned canonists,  or widely read commentators on the Church crisis.  Although we are merely the faithful and we have no particular recognition or training or status, on our knees with rosary in hand and hearts united to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts,  we are able to pray channels of life-giving grace into this battle which is being waged. There is a time and a place for warriors to act and those who stand up for the truth and battle the errors of this pope are to be commended, for they risk their careers, their reputations and all too often they are betrayed by those who should support them. Now this is our chance to contribute, the task we are called to do.

For this spiritual war, like any other war, requires a well-ordered supply chain, provisions and planners, a kind of spiritual logistics if you will. In a spiritual battle, the most practical support is spiritual. That is not at all to imply that the only tactic in this war must be prayers and reparation, for that would be like saying you can win a war by providing guns and ammo without actually engaging the enemy. If we – that is, all the faithful – would work harder to spread the message of Our Lady of Fatima, and to comply with her message by living it, we would bring forth winning strategies and winning leaders. In short, we would bring forth victory.

Please review the old post on Saint John Bosco’s prophesy, “And they realized they were no longer in Rome…”  The actions taken so far have been effective in drawing attention to the problems and reminding for our poor weak Bishops to do the work that they are consecrated to do. In other words, they have been effective in awakening many of the faithful to the realization that we “are no longer in Rome”. But as Saint John Bosco shows us, the victory will come from Our Lady and her angels once sufficient obedience has been offered. Remember the lesson of Lepanto, where Christian military forces were given the victory by Our Lady of the Rosary, because the faithful and the warriors offered fervent prayers and penances. And Our Lady of the Rosary became Our Lady of Victory. Thus it will be again!

The spiritual chastisement involves being helpless in the face of the ancient enemy which now possesses the citadel of the faith. This is to help us re-learn humility, that we might carry our cross with Our Lord in this bitter Passion of the Church.  It is accompanied by the material chastisement which is about to escalate to a level not seen before. For us little ones, we are called to wage spiritual war, making use of our arsenal, supplied by Our Lady. A caution is appropriate here – this spiritual war is not without great peril. For the same ancient enemy attacking the Church has legions upon legions dedicated to destroying the souls of those of us who are. supporting our armed forces in this battle. Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of the Cross, Saint Jane Chantal and so many others have written much on the spiritual challenges of this way before us. I hope to be able to share some insights to help us, God willing.

Meanwhile, please return to the Message of Fatima, know it, share it and live it! We have souls to save and a spiritual battle to win!

†  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.

†  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!

†  O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse thee!

†  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.

†  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

~ 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!

 

Fatima, Akita and the Rosary

Our Fatima cycle is fast approaching. To prepare, we offer a post which summarizes many some aspects of the message of Fatima.

In a previous post, we briefly outlined the Blessed Virgin Mary’s appearances at Fatima on October 13, 1917 and at Akita on October 13, 1973. That final visit at Akita, Japan, occurred 13 years after the Pope refused to release the secret, in disobedience to Our Lady of Fatima. Today we consider the meanings behind the rich symbols of these two visits from the Queen of Heaven.

The Rosary, Foremost Message of Fatima and Akita

In both, our Blessed Mother called us to the Rosary. In fact, at Fatima, she identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary, the name by which she calls her children to pray to her. And at each visit to Fatima, she requested the daily Rosary. In her last appearance at Akita, Oct. 13, 1973, Our Lady stressed the importance of the Rosary, saying,

“The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests.”

Never before have we needed the Rosary as we do now – and yet never before has the Church been so resistant. False devotions, distractions, have been allowed to detract from the Rosary. For your salvation and the salvation of those entrusted to you:

Please commit to Our Lady right now, to pray the traditional Rosary, that is the Rosary as it existed when she requested it at Fatima and Akita, and as she confirmed to us with the beautiful visions of the little shepherds of Fatima on October 13, 1917. That is,  the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries plus the Fatima Decade Prayer.

Each day, live and pray all these mysteries of Our Lady’s Rosary. Do not get sidetracked by other devotions, no matter how much appeal they may have for you. Her children must serve her by obedience!

I love to pray the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but if obligations cause me to cut back some devotions, I omit a bit of this beautiful Office, rather than cut back on my quiet time with Our Lady and her Rosary. For that is truly our lifeline to Mary, by which she channels grace and healing to this suffering world. Despite what Pope Francis tells us, the greatest evil is not inequality, it is sin. There is no greater evil than sin.

Poverty, pain, horrid death, no, none of these is the true evil, for sin is the origin of all suffering. Sin alone is the greatest evil. The Immaculata’s active purity – for it is not some passive quality – some lack, no,  the Purity of the Immaculata is the most powerful force against sin and suffering.  God has decreed that it is through her Immaculate Heart that we receive the graces essential for our salvation, for she is mediatrix of all graces. The modernist Church rejects this truth to its own damnation.

By our Rosaries, we combat the filth invading the Church. This filth is not only the human, physical filth of the unnatural lusts consuming these poor sick priests and prelates, it is the spiritual filth of their perverted faith, for they have replaced the clear, beautiful faith given us by our Savior Jesus Christ, with the false faith of Judas, Luther and the other servants of Satan, the implacable enemies of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.

And so the first message of Fatima is to pray the Rosary, not a modern substitute, the real Rosary of Our Lady of the Rosary. Pray it, help others to know, to love and to pray it.

 The Miracle of the Sun and the Chastisement

False Science

Today, science is widely accepted, even among many in the Church, as an authority superseding that of the Church, for it is said that we must be realistic after all; we are children of this modern scientific age. The Pope’s embarrassing encyclical, Laudato Si was a tribute to the post-Vatican II Church’s capitulation to the dogma of the Lord of this World, which is Godless scientism. And like all Godless things it deceives mankind.

How to combat this? Why with the enemy of Satan, She who crushes his head, the Immaculate Mother of our Savior, the truly humble handmaid of God, Mary. She provided our weak and doubtful natures a vivid proof of her power over the forces of nature on October 13, 1917 with the Miracle of the Sun.  In this astounding feat, she proved that she is more brilliant than the sun and that the sun obeys her will.

The lesson for our day is even more astounding, but was not much noted at the time. The field of the Cova had been ploughed and then had gotten utterly drenched in a steady downpour. Thousands of people and their horses and donkeys had packed into it, sinking into the ankle-deep mud. Everyone was literally soaked to the bone and their shoes and clothes caked with the mire. it was not possible to be in that place, at that time and not become befouled by the mud of the pasture mixed with the filth of animal waste.

Yet after Our Lady’s Miracle, the multitudes found themselves and the muddy Cova now dry, with no mud on them.

The Sun prefigures the Church

In prophecy, the sun is a figure of the Church. The sun, like the Church, is something we were accustomed to as a certainty, unfailingly dependable. In the Fatima miracle, the sun began exhibiting all the colors of the rainbow. Now, the rainbow is a Divine sign, given to us by a loving Father. Yet today this beautiful sign – the rainbow – has been co-opted by  the forces of satan to corrupt the Church, thus offending God even more. When Our Lady performed this stunning miracle, she was affirming her control over these pernicious forces. She knew that the significance of the rainbow colors would be overlooked by Catholics at that time, but it is obviously a sign to us today. For today, we are helpless before the destroyer pope, as he grimly goes about promoting and protecting sodomite prelates and assures the victims of priest sex abuse that “God made you that way”.

The sun, always so dependable, like the stalwart, unchanging  Church, suddenly broke free of its moorings and hurtled towards the crowd. Even faithless unbelievers who had come to scoff, were heard praying devoutly at that terrifying moment. That was a warning, even more clear now with our 20/20 hindsight, that the Church, securely moored in the faith, would become unmoored if it disobeyed the Queen of Heaven. And we can see the truth of this under the current pope as he grimly works to sever the Church from her Divine Head, Jesus Christ. As this pope grovels around on hands and knees kissing the feet of the world, he casts out Christ the King and raises the banner of Satan’s faith.

 

But the Immaculata, Mother of Mercy, spared the crowd that day, and in the flash of an instant, restored the sun and eradicated all of the mud and filth. And she stands ready now to remedy all the errors that plague the Church. She alone can restore the Church to its rightful place and cast the filth from the Church, restoring all things in Christ, the King.  Please, pray the Rosary!

 

  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, Queen of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

His Blood be upon us and on our children

 

Pilate is the Patron Saint of these weak and modernist Bishops and Cardinals, these “Excellencies” and “Eminences”  who adorn  themselves with scarlet and purple signifying the blood of martyrs even as they stand complicit in Pope Francis’s betrayal of faithful Catholics and indeed, of Jesus Christ, whose Vicar he claims to be. 

In our last posting of this article, on March 5, 2018, we cited the Pope’s betrayal of Catholics in China and in the mideast. Since then, we have seen the Pope’s attacks on the faith increase in intensity. This past September, the Bergoglian Vatican signed an agreement with Communist China which forfeits the Church’s right to choose Bishops to the atheist regime in Beijing, while continuing to allow them to persecute the faithful, casting them as rebellious and unfaithful to their own Church.

All Catholic hearts know the Mission of the Church: “Teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.” Yet, most recently this Pope of our Affliction, has betrayed the teaching of Christ again, with his heretical statement in Abu Dhabi (here): “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom…”

Thus, the leader of the Church continues to scourge the Body of Christ in His Church, while our Bishops and Cardinals murmur softly against him but fail to offer any significant leadership to the long-suffering faithful. To paraphrase Father Malachi Martin, “They haven’t been given the grace.” We must pray for these poor men.

From our last year’s Lenten post: Pilate and the Blood of Christ

Behold, the Man

From the Passion Narratives of Saints Matthew and John:

From Matt. 27, 16-25: 

And (Pilate) had then a notorious prisoner, that was called Barabbas. They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: “Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ?”  For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.  And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, saying: “Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him.”  But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask for Barabbas, and take Jesus away.

And the governor answering, said to them: “Whether will you of the two to be released unto you?” But they said, “Barabbas”.  Pilate saith to them: “What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ?” They say all: “Let Him be crucified”. The governor said to them: “Why, what evil hath He done?” But they cried out the more, saying: “Let Him be crucified”. And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made; taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: “I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you to it”.  And the whole people answering, said: “His blood be upon us and our children”.

From John 19, 4-16:

Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith to them: “Behold, I bring Him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause in Him”. Jesus therefore came forth, bearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment. And he saith to them: “Behold the Man.”

When the chief priests, therefore, and the servants, had seen Him, they cried out, saying: “Crucify Him, crucify Him. Pilate saith to them: “Take Him you, and crucify Him: for I find no cause in Him.”

The Jews answered him:  “We have a law; and according to the law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.” When Pilate therefore had heard this saying, he feared the more.

And he entered into the hall again, and he said to Jesus: “Whence art Thou?” But Jesus gave him no answer.  Pilate therefore saith to Him: “Speakest Thou not to me? Knowest Thou not that I have power to crucify Thee, and I have power to release Thee?”

Jesus answered: “Thou shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered me to thee, hath the greater sin.” And from henceforth Pilate sought to release Him.

But the Jews cried out, saying:  “If thou release this man, thou art not Caesar’ s friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Caesar.” Now when Pilate had heard these words, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat, in the place that is called Lithostrotos, and in Hebrew Gabbatha.

And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews:  “Behold your king.” But they cried out:  “Away with Him; away with Him; crucify Him.” Pilate saith to them:  “Shall I crucify your king?” The chief priests answered:  “We have no king but Caesar.”

Then therefore he delivered Him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led Him forth.

As we read the Passion narrative above, we cannot help but wonder at Pilate, who after having concluded that Jesus was innocent, and even after having been warned by his wife, yet still handed Jesus over to his most brutal thugs to be tortured almost to death, spit upon and slapped around with a diabolical hatred. As we re-read it, a few insights emerge into Pilate’s nature: ambitious, cynical and even superstitious; actually, the quintessential “progressive” functionary of the Church today. Pilate makes a show of washing his hands of the “blood of this just man”, but is not able to free himself from the blood of our Savior.

Father Groenings writes,  “These words of Pilate contain a fearful self-condemnation. How could he, as a just judge be swayed by human motives against his own better knowledge and allow such an excessive wrong to be done to an innocent man?”

Although many writers imply that Pilate was a merciful man,  that position is untenable when we think of Pilate’s ironic remark, “What is truth”, even as he turned away from Truth Himself, and refused to look Him in the eye or grant Him the dignity of hearing His reply.

There can be no mercy apart from truth. Pilate was disinterested in truth but was acutely aware of his own power:  As Jesus stood before him, beaten and bound with chains, Pilate arrogantly reminded Him that, “I have power to crucify Thee, and I have power to release Thee”.

The passage calls to mind the humble words of the current occupant of the See of Peter at the close of the disastrous Synod, when he proclaimed that he is,  ” – by the will of Christ Himself – the ‘supreme Pastor and Teacher of all the faithful’ (who enjoys) “supreme, full, immediate, and universal ordinary power in the Church”.

But who is Pilate today?

The easy answer is the wretched man who has been set up in the See of Peter, but we see Pilate in every craven prelate who values his career more than the souls he shepherds; in every Bishop who artfully evades taking a stand against this brutal violence being done to the Church, the pure and holy Bride of Christ.

Our “Excellencies” can hide behind their splendid robes of office but they cannot evade the blood on their hands, the condemnation they bring on themselves for failing to defend “this just man” who is daily attacked so brutally by the current occupant of the See of Peter. Just as Pilate caved under pressure of public opinion, so too the self-serving prelates today, cave to the Vatican’s bullying.

We have now endured six hellish years of Pope Francis. And it was clear from the start; just three months into his reign, Pope Francis used his bully pulpit to declare, “When we go to confession, for example, it isn’t that we say our sin and God forgives us. No, not that! We look for Jesus Christ and say: ‘This is your sin, and I will sin again’. And Jesus likes that, because it was his mission: to become the sinner for us…” (news.va)  Among those who wear the scarlet or purple, who stood up for the Truth then? Tell me, why do they wear that color? And now, who do they really serve?

Indeed, Pilate is the Patron Saint of every Bishop, every Cardinal, all the “Excellencies” and “Eminences” so mindful of their vain titles (do they think to hide their withered souls behind them?) that they cannot meet the clear gaze of Him whom they betray.

There was and is a cold and bitter logic behind all this. For just as Pilate knew that his career depended upon acceding to the demands of the anti-Christ faction, so now, the ecclesiastics know their careers hinge upon their support for this Bergoglian Reformation, this passion and crucifixion of the Church.

“His blood be upon us and our children!”

Indeed. And so it is. For the salvation of many. And for the eternal damnation of many, many more.

In all this, Fatima is the key:

After the vision of Hell, Our Lady told the shepherd children,  “You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart”.

Today, with the emissaries of Satan reigning even within the Church, again we hear, ever more insistently: “You have seen Hell.” Many today follow St. Pilate, patron of the expedient action. They will not look Truth in the eye. For they are all excellent and eminent in their own opinions; they all serve “truth” in their own way. They believe that with a small show of piety, some ambiguously worded platitudes, they can wash their hands of this innocent blood.

But for us, children of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we hear her gentle reminder that to save this poor world rushing headlong into perdition,  “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.”

We too can say, “His blood be upon us!” For we know that in His Precious Blood is our salvation. And so we turn to the Immaculata knowing only she can help us at this late hour. She is the sure path given to us that we might reach the triumph of the Resurrection. She awaits us now, at the foot of the Cross.

Come, take up your rosaries, and we will confound satan and those who serve him and rescue many, many sinners.

.  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.
.  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
.  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
.  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
.  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Please spread devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and her First Saturdays of Reparation.

~ 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!

St. Patrick’s Prophecy and the Beast from the Sea

Updated for 2019 with a fresh look at St. Patrick’s prophecy:

This year has been an especially grim one for the faithful of Ireland but they may yet surprise us all and cleanse Ireland of the rot the has crept in this past year. Pray for Ireland!

 

St. Patrick and Sister Lucia of Fatima, Two Prophecies

Let’s ignore, if possible, the discouraging aspects of the secular desecrations of great Saint Patrick’s Feast Day, and focus instead on his prophecy and how it may fit in with that of Fatima, and the Chastisement which pertains to us today.

Saint Patrick, Patron of Ireland
Saint Patrick, Patron of Ireland

 

St. Patrick is reputed by some accounts to have lived 120 years and to have raised no less than 33 people back to life, many of whom had been dead years. His penances, sacrifices, miracles and conversions were astounding and there are also a couple of prophecies attributed to him. The first is not of good provenance, but relates that the faith he brought to Ireland will blaze throughout the island for a period of time, then gradually dim and eventually appear to be almost extinguished, with but a few glowing embers; but then will gradually resurge, beginning in the north and eventually returning throughout Ireland. Although that might be of some comfort to faithful Catholics in Ireland, today we will consider another prophecy of the great saint of Ireland.

It is this second prophecy that interests us, and it is brief, just a few words. It crops up on several blogs but I wanted to present the original source here, which is supposed to be The Book of Armagh. That book can be found online at “Liber Ardmachanus: the Book of Armagh” available through Archive.org.

These are the three prayers of Patrick, as they were delivered to us by the Hibernians, entreating that all should be received on the day of judgment, if we should repent even in the last days of our life.

  • That he should not be shut up in hell
  • That barbarian nations should never have the rule over us.
  • That no one shall conquer us, that is the Scots (meaning Irish), before seven years previous to the day of judgment, because seven years before the judgment we shall be destroyed in the sea; this is the third.

In an earlier post, (see here) I reported on Antonio Socci’s article revealing a previously unpublished account of a vision Sister Lucia of Fatima had when she was struggling to write down the Third Secret. From Socci:

The Unpublished Account
At around 4 p.m. on January 3, 1944, in the chapel of the convent, before the Tabernacle, Lucia asked Jesus to make known His will: I then felt a friendly hand, maternal and affectionate, touch my shoulder.

And the Mother of God said to her: “be at peace, and write what I have commanded you, but not, however, that which has been given to you to understand its meaning,” intending to allude to the meaning of the vision which the Virgin herself had revealed.

Immediately afterward, said Sister Lucia, “I felt my spirit inundated by a mystery of light that is God and in Him I saw and heard: the point of a lance like a flame that is detached, touches the axis of the earth, and it trembles: mountains, cities, towns and villages with their inhabitants are buried. The sea, the rivers, the clouds, exceed their boundaries, inundating and dragging with them, in a vortex, houses and people in a number that cannot be counted. It is the purification of the world from the sin in which it is immersed. Hatred, ambition, provoke the destructive war. After I felt my racing heart, in my spirit a soft voice said: ‘In time, one faith, one baptism, one Church, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic. In eternity, Heaven!’ This word ‘Heaven’ filled my heart with peace and happiness in such a way that, almost without being aware of it, I kept repeating to myself for a long time: Heaven, Heaven.”

From this came the strength to write the Third Secret. …

As time passes, concerns grow that perhaps we shall soon see  the fulfillment of St. Patrick’s prophesy and that which was spoken of by Sister Lucia.  Many have noted the increasing activity of the earth’s crust lately.

But these are speculations. In the end, the truth we must hold to is that of Fatima, in which it is prophesied, according to Pope John Paul II at Fulda, “the oceans will flood whole areas of the earth, and that from one moment to the next millions of people will perish”. (Eponymous Flower)

In earlier posts, we asked, “As Pope Francis continues his spiritual chastisement of the Church, attacking the dogma of the faith and faithful traditional Catholics, can the material portion of the Chastisement be far away?”  Now, in the year of Our Lord 2019, the agenda to eradicate all signs of Christianity from society is accelerating even more. The pope has led the descent, celebrating this past Christmas by insinuating that Mary was just “a normal girl” and denying her Immaculate Conception (here). Add to this his betrayal of millions of faithful Catholics in communist China (here), and his public refutation of the Catholic faith (here). 

Ireland, so precious and unique among Christian nations is perhaps suffering the greatest onslaught from the enemies of Christ.

The Corpus Christi Procession in France, shown in our header for this post, was once common in Ireland and all Catholic countries. And now, Ireland has legalized abortion, attaining the distinction of being the first country to voluntarily choose the “right” for the mothers to kill their unborn children. Such a tragic fall from their ancestors who once chose starvation rather than attend a protestant “worship service” in exchange for a warm bowl of soup.

All of this seems  to indicate that we are approaching that which Our Lord spoke of in Matthew 24:

“From the fig tree learn a parable: When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh. So you also, when you shall see all these things, know ye that it is nigh, even at the doors.”

And this in turn, leads us to the overwhelming question, How long? How long O Lord, will You delay? Undoubtedly, the longer the delay, the greater the outrage to God’s Justice. In fact, as more time passes, even many traditionals become more jaded, cynicism and indifference increase. This is to be expected in this time of winnowing.

In an earlier post we quoted Cardinal Manning regarding this time of winnowing (here):

“These are times of sifting. Our Divine Lord is standing in the Church: “His fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly cleanse His (own) and He will gather the grain into His barn, and will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” It is a time of trial, when “some of the learned shall fall,” and those only shall be saved who are steadfast to the end.”

 

Note the upside down cross and marxist fist above it. Pure evil.

 

Sacred scripture teaches us that even Sodom and Gomorrah could have been saved were there only a handful of faithful. It is entirely possible to save Ireland through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and her Rosary.

However, if not, that is, if there is not sufficient reparation made, it is possible that St. Patrick’s prophecy, that Ireland be destroyed by the sea, may be fulfilled in the apocalyptic sense. That is to say, “the surging sea of unchristian humanity” * from whence the Anti-Christ arises. In that context, it could indicate that Ireland, instead of being conquered, succumbs voluntarily to the spirit of the world… and the Anti-Christ.

“Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe, and do penance. If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.”

 

Quote from Fr. Herman Bernard Kramer, Book of Destiny, in his discussion of Chapter 13’s Beast from the Sea.

Ed. note: I regret the error in the previous link we had posted regarding John Paul II’s words at Fulda. The link to the Fatima Center is defunct. The new link to Eponymous Flower should work.

  Pray the Rosary and save the faith – and the babies!-of Ireland!

  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy!

  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.

†. St. Patrick pray for us, cast out the serpents in the Church!

  St. Michael the Archangel, defend  us in battle, save our priests!

†  St. Joseph, save our priests!

Originally posted in 2015.

~ 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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Follow the logic . . . if you can

 

This morning, I discarded the article scheduled for today. More on that later. Early this morning I read Diane Montagna’s interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider regarding his recent meeting with Pope Francis. The link is here.

You may be interested in the portion where Montagna reads the controversial passage of the Pope’s Abu Dhabi agreement:

“The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings.”

Bishop Schneider responded that when he asked Pope Francis to clarify the pope agreed that

  • The diversity of religions is only the permissive will of God and
  • The diversity of sexes is NOT a matter of God’s permissive will. (Edit: it is His positive will.)
  • However, although the pope “acknowledged that, with this direct comparison, the sentence can be understood erroneously”, his recommendation was “you can say this, too, that the diversity of religions is the permissive will of God.”

Readers, you see yet another proof that Pope Francis intends to maintain his studied ambiguity, refusing Christ’s command to Peter to “confirm thy brethren”. (Luke 22, 32). But that is not news, for we expect nothing less from this marxist pope than the ongoing dialectical dance to destruction of the dogma of the faith.(Pardon the alliteration; we all cope as we can.)

The following portion had more interest for me. Concerning the Vatican’s recent “Summit”, Montagna asked Bishop Schneider what explains the repeated refusal to address the issue of homosexuality at the summit. She mentioned two possible causes: a desire to protect homosexual networks within the hierarchy and the fear of repercussions from the states if the bishops criticized homosexuality.

Bishop Schneider responded that, “The first argument does not have considerable weight in the context of the summit. There are homosexual groups, but in this summit it was not decisive, in my opinion.”

So, to Bishop Schneider the bishops’s refusal to address homosexuality was not due to the Bishops desire to protect homosexual networks. Well, what then? Bishops Schneider stated:

“There  are mighty clerical clans among bishops and cardinals who want to promote and change in the Church the divine moral law on the intrinsic evil of homosexual acts and of the homosexual lifestyle. They want to make homosexuality acceptable as a legitimate variant of sexual life. In my view, this is the deepest and perhaps the decisive reason why they were silent and failed to address this.”

Well, I confess I have some difficulty following the logic here. By their refusal to address homosexuality in the clergy, the bishops were not trying to protect homosexual networks in the hierarchy, the cause instead was that “there are mighty clerical clans among bishops and cardinals  who want to change the Church’s law on homosexual acts and lifestyle and make it an acceptable lifestyle choice.”

Taken at face value it is almost as though Bishop Schneider is implying that the bishops at the summit were not trying to protect the homo network in the hierarchy, they are the homosexual network, “a mighty clerical clan” who furthermore is determined to make homosexual actions and lifestyles accepted in the life of the church.

So “homosexual network” vs. “mighty clerical clan” determined to make homosexuality acceptable. All right then. All clear now?

And now for the most important, at least for me. The post I had intended for today was another of my heartfelt pleas to heed the message of Fatima and obey Our Lady’s requests. For so many years now, I have been explaining to any and all who pass within my reach that :

Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima’s requested actions have not been fulfilled, and time is running out.

The necessary Consecration of Russia by the Pope and Bishops of the Church cannot be done until they obtain the grace to do so.

Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that all faithful Catholics, that is laity and priests and any bishops who are able to, establish First Saturdays of Reparation and public Rosary campaigns to establish the rosary in churches, homes and public places in a spirit of reparation and begging for the hierarchy to repent and return to the faith through obeying the full message of Fatima.

The First Saturdays of Reparation are an urgent necessity. Once established in a few parishes and dioceses, graces will follow and that means conversions.

Until the First Saturdays and the true traditional rosary are firmly established, nothing else avails.

And so, it saddened me greatly to see Bishop Schneider urging as his solution to the crisis yet another Credo. Bishop Schneider, return to Fatima. Until you proclaim Our Lady’s message, you are merely shouting into the tempest and your words are lost in the diabolical blast.

Once more, with feeling:

The Church will only be cleansed and restored when the necessary reparation is made. Our Lady asked for the Church to establish the First Saturdays of reparation. She asked for the Rosary to be prayed daily. She preserved from harm many places where there was established reparation, consecration to her Immaculate Heart and of course the Rosary.

In time, it will be done, we have Our Lord’s word on this. But until we do the part assigned to us, and not do other things which are good in themselves but not what we are commanded to do, there will continue to be shock after shock as we descend ever deeper into the special realms of hell reserved for the most intransigent sinners. The material chastisement will catch people’s attention at last, but by then, most will be so hardened that they will only curse God the more and be damned.

And now, I must rest a while –

†  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.

Pray the Rosary, souls depend on it!

Lavender Loyalty, Part II

The Betrayal

From Ezekiel, Ch. 34

And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds?
You ate the milk, and you clothed yourselves with the wool, and you killed that which was fat: but my flock you did not feed.
The weak you have not strengthened, and that which was sick you have not healed, that which was broken you have not bound up, and that which was driven away you have not brought again, neither have you sought that which was lost: but you ruled over them with rigour, and with a high hand.

And my sheep were scattered, because there was no shepherd: and they became the prey of all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.
My sheep have wandered in every mountain, and in every high hill: and my flocks were scattered upon the face of the earth, and there was none that sought them, there was none, I say, that sought them.
Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:

As I live, saith the Lord God, forasmuch as my flocks have been made a spoil, and my sheep are become a prey to all the beasts of the field, because there was no shepherd: for my shepherds did not seek after my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flocks:

Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:
Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I myself come upon the shepherds, I will require my flock at their hand, and I will cause them to cease from feeding the flock any more, neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more: and I will deliver my flock from their mouth, and it shall no more be meat for them.

For thus saith the Lord God: Behold I myself will seek my sheep, and will visit them.
As the shepherd visiteth his flock in the day when he shall be in the midst of his sheep that were scattered, so will I visit my sheep, and will deliver them out of all the places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
And I will bring them out from the peoples, and will gather them out of the countries, and will bring them to their own land: and I will feed them in the mountains of Israel, by the rivers, and in all the habitations of the land.
I will feed them in the most fruitful pastures, and their pastures shall be in the high mountains of Israel: there shall they rest on the green grass, and be fed in fat pastures upon the mountains of Israel.
I will feed my sheep: and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.

I will seek that which was lost: and that which was driven away, I will bring again: and I will bind up that which was broken, and I will strengthen that which was weak, and that which was fat and strong I will preserve: and I will feed them in judgment.

And as for you, O my flocks, thus saith the Lord God: Behold I judge between cattle and cattle, of rams and of he goats.
Was it not enough for you to feed upon good pastures? but you must also tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures: and when you drank the clearest water, you troubled the rest with your feet.
And my sheep were fed with that which you had trodden with your feet: and they drank what your feet had troubled.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God to you: Behold, I myself will judge between the fat cattle and the lean.
Because you thrusted with sides and shoulders, and struck all the weak cattle with your horns, till they were scattered abroad:

I will save my flock, and it shall be no more a spoil, and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David: he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
And I the Lord will be their God: and my servant David the prince in the midst of them: I the Lord have spoken it.
And I will make a covenant of peace with them, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they that dwell in the wilderness shall sleep secure in the forests.

And I will make them a blessing round about my hill: and I will send down the rain in its season, there shall be showers of blessing.
And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be in their land without fear: and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have broken the bonds of their yoke, and shall have delivered them out of the hand of those that rule over them.
And they shall be no more for a spoil to the nations, neither shall the beasts of the earth devour them: but they shall dwell securely without any terror.

And I will raise up for them a bud of renown: and they shall be no more consumed with famine in the land, neither shall they bear any more the reproach of the Gentiles.
And they shall know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they are my people the house of Israel: saith the Lord God.
And you my flocks, the flocks of my pasture are men: and I am the Lord your God, saith the Lord God.

† . † . †

At present, the sheep are betrayed and who will come to the aid of these victims?  Who attends to the victims of these hateful men who betray Christ, betray His flock?  When we at last see some sign of charity for those injured souls, who trusted their false shepherds, then and only then will we begin the journey home. That my friends, will take much spiritual combat for us. Let others do as they will, seeking to clean up the mess by worldly means;  for us there is only the battle to regain the faith through obedience to the True Shepherd, Who even now is calling us to the hard work of loving reparation.

St. Michael, the Angel of Peace, in his message at Fatima commanded:

“Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners. You will thus draw down peace upon your country.”

Our Lady of the Rosary, at Fatima urged her children:

Continue to say the Rosary every day. …. People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins … They must not offend Our Lord any more for He is already too much offended.”

When her message was ignored and then outright disobeyed by the very leaders of the Church, she appeared a last time in Akita:

“The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests.”

“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.”

“The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them.”

“. . . Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved.“

 

We will all receive what is due to us of God’s mercy and justice; let us be very sure of our obedience!

Continue to pray the Rosary every day!

†  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.
†  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!

~ 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!

Lavender Loyalty

These days, a kind of Lavender Loyalty pervades the occupied Church and all is distorted in its sickly glow. In this confusion, Sandro Magister’s latest (here), brings some clarity to the true agenda for this so-called “Summit On Abuse”:

“Up until one month ago the twofold purpose of the summit that from February 21 to 24 will gather around the pope the leaders of the Catholic hierarchy worldwide was still “the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults,” as also written in the “letter to the people of God” released by Francis on August 20.

But then the “vulnerable adults” disappeared from the summit’s official agenda. And with them disappeared the question of the homosexual abuse of the young and very young, in spite of the fact that statistically they make up most of the victims of clerical abuse.

The fact is that not only the question of homosexuality among the clergy, but even the very word “homosexuality” has been banned from the otherwise abundant pile of information on the summit offered to the media of the whole world:

> Meeting: The Protection of Minors in the Church. Vatican, February 21-24, 2019

The removal of the question of homosexuality from the agenda of the summit is clearly the fruit of a decision by Pope Francis, who has never made a mystery of being absolutely convinced that this is not so much a matter of the abuse of sex but of power, not by individuals but a caste, the clerical caste.”

The Pope’s crude attempt to cover up the extensive homosexual corruption by pointing attention to “clericalism” is humiliating to see. What a mockery! Who today is able to see the King of Kings behind this poor beaten image of the Church, … deprived of protection, …  weakened, baffled, and prostrate, lying bleeding at the feet of the powers of this world.” (Link)

While Pope Francis finally dealt with McCarrick (sort of) he gave ample support to his Lavender Lobby by promoting Kevin Farrell who despite living with McCarrick for six years has steadfastly asserted his utter cluelessness. This pope really does believe that we are all fools!

The farce of Gustavo Zanchetta is another case in which Bergoglio showed his disdain for the priesthood, for the faithful and for Our Lord Jesus Christ, Whose Vicar he purports to be. Even John Allen, has noticed the risks involved in Pope Bergoglio’s indulgent treatment of Zanchetta . (link)

“The case of Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta threatens to become a rare double “own goal” for the pontiff, creating self-inflicted wounds on two critically important reform fronts: the abuse crisis, and the Vatican’s pledge of greater financial transparency and accountability. The Zanchetta saga began in July 2013, when Francis nominated him the bishop of Orán in the northern part of Argentina. Three years later, Zanchetta left the diocese…”

Zanchetta, according to credible reports then used his new found episcopal power to take and send obscene “selfies”, and to sexually abuse seminarians, some of whom were minors as well as to cause financial difficulties for his diocese. When confronted, Zanchetta hastily vacated the premises in a most unusual manner.  Soon, Zanchetta, who is deemed “a spiritual child of the Holy Father” , resurfaced under the direct protection of this same “Holy Father”.  And now, this paragon of homosexual “fraternity” and fiscal responsibility stands before the world as yet another Bergoglian prelate appointed to a prominent position managing Vatican finances. Thus he joins another papal intimate, Msgr. Ricca. And by the way, Zanchetta also resides now in the papal domicile with Ricca and Bergoglio. A pleasant picture of domestic tranquility they make! This new Lavender family model is a veritable icon for the Bergoglio Reformation which aspires to eclipse the Holy Catholic Church.

Years ago, we offered the following comments on the agenda of Pope Jorge Bergoglio and those who placed him in power and control him:

We must return once again to the Message of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima.

The prophecy that “The apostasy will begin at the top” is closely connected with the flood of impurity among consecrated souls foretold by Sister Lucia. They are both part of the chastisement visited on the Church as a result of the hierarchy’s lack of obedience to Our Lady of Fatima’s request. Throughout all ages in times of crisis, God has repeatedly called His chosen ones to repentance and prayer. Look around at the world in shambles  – and the wretched “reform” led by Pope Francis and consider if it would not be better to devote more time to prayer, more effort to penance, especially the secret penance of simply choosing to serve Jesus and not ourselves each day!

it is not too late to heed the wisdom of Sister Lucia:

“Father, the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Blessed Virgin. And the devil knows what it is that most offends God and which in a short space of time will gain for him the greatest number of souls. Thus, the devil does everything to overcome souls consecrated to God, because in this way, the devil will succeed in leaving souls of the faithful abandoned by their leaders, thereby the more easily will he seize them.

“That which afflicts the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Heart of Jesus is the fall of religious and priestly souls. The devil knows that religious and priests who fall away from their beautiful vocation drag innumerable souls to Hell … The devil wishes to take possession of consecrated souls. He tries to corrupt them in order to lull to sleep the souls of laypeople and thereby lead them to final impenitence.” (Sister Lucia of Fatima to Father Agustin Fuentes, December, 1957)

How does the devil seduce consecrated souls? In many, many cases, he does this by the perverted lusts of sodomy. At this point, the administrative structure of the Church has been so overrun by this foul vice that there are few indeed who have not become at a minimum, complicit in some way to this vast network of filth.

Far from being a chaste, “Alter Christus”, a priest who is actively engaged in the homosexual lifestyle is living in a state of hardened mortal sin. His soul, totally dead to the sanctifying grace necessary for union with Christ is withered and although he may pose as an “alter Christus”, he is in fact, a diabolical deceiver, in no way able to effectively guide souls who entrust their salvation to him.

It is indeed difficult for us to understand the long-standing tolerance for sodomy among priests, Bishops and Cardinals. The true rot at the very heart of the Church’s administrative structure is the toleration of this vice. Whether it is called the Lavender Fraternity/Lobby or St. Gallen Mafia or simply as “the Superforce” (Fr. Malachi Martin’s name for it), it is so deeply ingrained within the administrative structures of the Church that there is nothing short of the power of Almighty God which can dislodge it.

In the same interview we quoted above, Sister Lucia had stated that the Blessed Virgin Mary was very sorrowful because no one had heeded her message. She also stressed that at that particular time, that is, in 1957, “the punishment from heaven is imminent.”Well, that was back in 1957, wasn’t it? So,  62 years ago Sister Lucia stated that “the punishment from heaven is imminent”. It is now undeniably clear where this pope’s loyalty lies. This pope embodies within himself, in one foul package, the entire spiritual chastisement. His goal, he believes is near; it is the irrevocable eclipse of the true Church with the church of his own image and making. How long can this go on?

We cannot remove sin and error with yet more stubborn sin and error. We cannot remove sacrilege, outrage and indifference to Jesus Christ by our own attachment to worldliness. Our Church will be restored but it will only come through the perfect purity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who is, by the grace of Our Savior, our loving Mother. From His Cross, He gives us the Model for our Salvation, His obedient Sacred Heart and her Sorrowful, Immaculate Heart. They are our sacred shelter in this coming storm. Stubborn indifference to this providence will yield eternal suffering. Who will hear this?

Our Lady of Victory has assures us that, “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” And so this tremendous spiritual battle between satan and the Most Holy Virgin has begun.

“She cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array. Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin. Give me strength against thine enemies. Amen.”
(Prime, Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

 

  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.

  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!

St. Bruno’s Advice

 

“… The foundation of the Church is not Peter, but the faith confessed by Peter. Christ, in fact, states that He will build His Church, not on the person of Peter, but on the faith that Peter manifested saying: “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” To this profession of faith, Jesus responds: “it is upon this rock and upon this faith that I will build My Church.”

Thanks to Rorate Caeli for this classic old post from Dr. Roberto de Mattei – surprisingly timely today especially.

St. Bruno’s filial resistance to Pope Paschal II

Roberto de Mattei
Corrispondenza Romana,

Among the most illustrious protagonists of Church reform in the XI and XII centuries, one that stands out is the figure of St. Bruno, Bishop of Segni and Abbot of Montecassino.

Bruno was born around 1045 in Solero, near Asti, in Piedmont. After his studies in Bologna, he was ordained a priest of the Roman clergy and enthusiastically adhered to the Gregorian reform. Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085) appointed him Bishop of Segni and had him among his most faithful collaborators. Also his successors, Victor III (1086-1087) and Urban II (1088-1089) availed themselves of the Bishop of Segni’s assistance, who combined his scholarly work with an intrepid apostolate in defense of the Primate of Rome.

…It was an age of political disputes and deep moral and spiritual crisis. In his work, De Simoniacis, Bruno offers us a dramatic picture of the disfigured Church of his times. Already at the time of Pope St. Leo IX (1049- 1054) “Mundus totus in maligno positus erat: there was no longer any holiness; justice was failing and truth buried. Iniquity reigned, avarice ruled; Simon Magus possessed the Church, the Bishops and priests were given over to sensual pleasure and fornication. The priests were not ashamed of taking wives, of celebrating their weddings openly and contracting nefarious marriages. (…) Such was the Church, such were the Bishops and priests, such were some among the Roman Pontiffs” (S. Leonis papae Vita in Patrologia Latina (= PL), vol. 165, col. 110).

At the centre of the crisis, besides the problem of simony and the concubinage of priests, there was the question of the investiture of bishops. The Dictatus Papae (1075), wherein St. Gregory VII had affirmed the rights of the Church against imperial demands, constituted the magna carta to which Victor III and Urban II referred, but Paschal II abandoned the intransigent position of his predecessors and tried in every way to come to an agreement with the future Emperor Henry V. At the beginning of February 1111, at Sutri, he asked the German sovereign to renounce the right of investitures, offering him in exchange the Church’s renunciation of all temporal rights and goods. The negotiations went up in smoke, and, yielding to the king’s intimidations, Paschal II accepted a humiliating compromise, signed at Ponte Mammolo on April 12th 1111. The Pope conceded the privilege of the investitures of bishops, prior to their pontifical consecration, to Henry V, with the ring and the crosier which symbolized both temporal and spiritual power, promising never to excommunicate the sovereign. Paschal then crowned Henry V Emperor in St. Peter’s.

This concession provoked a multitude of protests in Christendom, since it overturned the position of Gregory VII. According to the Chronicon Cassinense (PL, vol. 173, col. 868 C-D),the Abbot of Montecassino protested vigorously against what he defined as not a privilegium, but a pravilegium, and promoted a movement of resistance against the papal compliancy. In a letter addressed to Peter, Bishop of Porto, he defined the treatise of Ponte Mammolo as a “heresy”, by referring to the definitions [made] in many councils: “Whoever defends heresy – he writes – is a heretic. Nobody can say that this is not heresy” (Letter Audivimus quod , in PL, vol. 165, col.1139 B).

Turning directly to the Pope, Bruno states: “My enemies say that I do not love thee and that I am speaking badly of thee behind thy back, but they are lying. I indeed, love thee, as I must love a Father and lord. To thee living, I do not desire another Pontiff, as I promised thee along with many others. Nevertheless, I obey Our Savior Who says to me: “Whoever loves father and mother more than me, is not worthy of me.” (…) I must love thee, but greater yet must I love Him who made thee and me.” (Mathew 10-37). With the same tone of filial candor, Bruno invited the Pope to condemn the heresy, as “whoever defends heresy is a heretic” (Letter Inimici mei, in PL, vol. 163, col. 463 A-D).

Paschal II did not tolerate this voice of dissent and removed him from his office as Abbot of Montecassino. However, St. Bruno’s example pushed some other prelates into asking with insistence for the Pope’s revocation of the pravilegium,. Some years later, in a Council which met at the Lateran in March 1116, Paschal II withdrew the agreement of Ponte Mammolo. The same Lateran Synod condemned the pauperistic conception of the Church in the Sutri agreement. The Concordat of Worms (1122), stipulated between Henry V and Pope Callixtus II (1119-1124), ended – at least momentarily – the fight over the investitures. Bruno died on July 18th 1123. His body was buried in the Cathedral of Segni and, through his intercession, there were immediately many miracles. In 1181, or, more probably, in 1183, Pope Lucius III placed him among the Saints.

There are those who will object [saying] that Paschal II (like Pope John XXII later on with regard to the Beatific Vision) never fell into formal heresy. This, however, is not the heart of the problem. In the Middle Ages, the term heresy was used in a wide sense, whilst theological language was becoming more refined especially after the Council of Trent, and precise theological distinctions were introduced among heretical propositions i.e. near to heresy, erroneous, scandalous, and so on.

We are not interested in defining the nature of the theological censures that would apply to Paschal II and John XXII’s errors, but in establishing if be licit to resist these errors. Such errors certainly were not pronounced ex-cathedra, but theology and history teach us that if a declaration by the Supreme Pontiff contains censurable elements on the doctrinal level, it is licit and may be right and proper to criticize it, even if it is not a formal heresy, solemnly articulated. That is what St. Bruno of Segni did against Pasqual II and the Dominicans in the 14th century against John XXII. They were not in error, but the Popes of that time were, and in fact withdrew their positions before their deaths.

The fact should be stressed, that those who resisted with the most determination the Pope deviating from the faith, were precisely the most ardent defenders of Papal Supremacy. The opportunistic and servile prelates of that time, adapted themselves to the fluctuations of men and events, by placing the person of the Pope before the Magisterium of the Church.

Bruno of Segni, on the other hand, like many other champions of Catholic Orthodoxy, placed the faith of Peter before the person of Peter and reproached Paschal II with the same respectful determination which Paul had directed to Peter (Galatians 2, 11-14). In his exegetical comment on Mathew 16, 18, Bruno explains that the foundation of the Church is not Peter, but the faith confessed by Peter. Christ, in fact, states that He will build His Church, not on the person of Peter, but on the faith that Peter manifested saying: “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” To this profession of faith, Jesus responds: “it is upon this rock and upon this faith that I will build My Church” (Comment.. in Matth., Pars III, cap. XVI, in PL, vol. 165, col. 213).

By elevating Bruno of Segni to the honors of the altar the Church sealed his doctrine and his behaviour.

[A Rorate translation by Contributor Francesca Romana in March, 2015.]

 

Dr. de Mattei’s commentary echoes, in a way, that of Father Roger-Thomas Calmel, O.P.,  in his essay, De l’Église et du Pape:

“There is a leader in the Church who is always infallible, always sinless, always holy, and who (is) without intermittence or cessation in his work of sanctification. That leader is the only one in charge because all the others, including the highest, hold their authority only by Him and for Him. Now this holy, spotless leader, absolutely separate from sinners, elevated above the heavens, is not the pope; it is He of whom the Epistle to the Hebrews speaks so magnificently, the Sovereign Priest: Jesus Christ….If the pope is the visible vicar of Jesus who has ascended into the invisible heavens, he is not more than a vicar–vice gerens; he holds the place but he is still another. It is not from the pope that flows the grace animating the mystical body….The Church is not the pope’s mystical body; the Church with the pope is the mystical body of Christ.”

Pray for the pope – Pray for the Church!

  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.
  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!

~ 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!