Jesus had to ask for forgiveness?

That Jesus Christ our Saviour is perfectly sinless is the bedrock of our faith. It is unthinkable that this ever be questioned by a Catholic, much less the person who occupies the See of Peter. And yet….

Most of you have seen Father Harrison’s article in the Remnant online, Fr. Harrison reports that the Pontiff, in a homily for the 27th December, on the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, stated that Jesus, by remaining in the Temple instead of returning with His parents, “provoked great suffering” in Mary and Joseph and that “Jesus probably had to ask for forgiveness”.

In the first Epistle of St. John, Chapter 3, verse 5:  “And you know that He appeared to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.” Also in Hebrews, 4, 15 and in 2 Cor., 5, 21, similarly. That Jesus Christ is God and thus is sinless, is a fundamental doctrine of the Catholic faith. Yet, in sly words, and always slathered over with talk of “mercy”, the Humble Pope® imputes sin to Our Saviour. We do have an apostate Pope who utters blasphemy against our Lord Jesus Christ. No matter how many times disgruntled readers complain to me about my scurrilous attacks on our “Holy Father Francis”, there is simply no way to defend Francis without offending the true head of the Church, Jesus Christ.

What was the true message of John the Baptist?

Continue reading “Jesus had to ask for forgiveness?”

More on SWIFT/Benedict Resignation

Verrecchio has an  article for Renew America, Money, Sex and Modernism. After making the case that the real point of the SWIFT intervention to shut down the IOR (Vatican Bank) was the resignation of Pope Benedict,  He asks,

“The question remains, if not exclusively to protect the interests of those who profited from the Vatican Bank’s lack of transparency, what exactly was the primary motivation for those who wished to see Pope Benedict XVI removed?

“The general answer, it seems, was to promote doctrinal and liturgical liberalism, but the more specific and far more relevant answer can be summed up in a word: homosexuality.”

The author continues to build his case, stating of Pope Benedict’s successor, the beneficiary of Cardinal Danneel’s largesse,

“Pope Francis, for his part, in his first major act in the reform of the IOR on his watch named a notorious homosexual cleric, Monsignor Battista Ricca, as the prelate-liaison between the Vatican Bank Board of Directors and its Commission of Cardinals.”

He concludes,

“As Maurizio Blondet wrote, “the underlying reasons” for the events that led to the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI are not clear, but what does seem clear enough is that money, sex and modernism are somewhere in the mix.”

In all this sleaze, you see exactly what St. John revealed,

“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) That is to say, homosexual lust, greed for money and arrogant heresy (modernism, or the religion of man).

Addendum: Rorate has just posted another of the almost-daily bombshells under this apocalyptic papacy: Please see here, BOMBSHELL – SECRET PARALLEL SYNOD: Papal Post-Synod Document ALREADY being drafted by Jesuit group to allow communion for divorced and other aberrations. It is yet another piece of evidence that the largely homosexualized Jesuits are in the forefront of the attempt to totally corrupt the Mystical Body of Christ. Homosexuality and modernism are almost inseparable.

We know the remedy! Remember, pray the Rosary and confound satan and his minions!

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

 

The Wrath of the Lavender Mafia

Here is the article which cost Sandro Magister his Vatican credentials. You will notice it was from July, 2013. As you read it, think about the connotations. Realize just who holds the reins of power and the state of the Church as it lurches towards the final Synod in October. At the time Magister wrote this, he truly believed that once the new pope realized the truth about Ricca, he would take appropriate action. But now, we realize this pope is very pleased with Msgr. Ricca!

Root of the Rot: Msgr. Ricca
Root of the Rot: Msgr. Ricca

by Sandro Magister

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ROME, July 18, 2013 – “In the curia there is talk of a ‘gay lobby.’ And it is true, it’s there. Let’s see what we can do,” Francis said on June 6 to Latin American religious received in audience.

And again: “It is not easy. Here there are many of the pope’s ‘bosses’ with great seniority of service,” he confided a few days ago to his Argentine friend and former student Jorge Milia.

In effect, some of these ‘bosses’ have hatched against Jorge Mario Bergoglio the cruelest and most subtle deception since he was elected pope.

They kept in the dark important information that, if he had known it before, would have kept him from appointing Monsignor Battista Ricca “prelate” of the Institute for Works of Religion.

With this appointment, made public on June 15, Francis intended to place a trusted person in a key role within the IOR. With the power to access all of the proceedings and documents and to attend all of the meetings both of the cardinalate commission of oversight and of the supervisory board of the disastrous Vatican “bank.” In short, with the task of cleaning house.

Ricca, 57, originally from the diocese of Brescia, comes from a diplomatic career. He served for fifteen years in the nunciatures of various countries before he was called back to the Vatican, to the secretariat of state. But he won Bergoglio’s trust in another guise, initially as director of the residence on Via della Scrofa at which the archbishop of Buenos Aries stayed during his visits to Rome, and now also as director of the Domus Sanctæ Marthæ in which Francis has chosen to live as pope.

Before the appointment, Francis had been shown, as is customary, the personal file on Ricca, in which he had not found anything unseemly. He had also heard from various personalities of the curia, and none of them had raised objections.

Just one week after appointing the “prelate,” however, during the same days in which he was meeting with the apostolic nuncios who had come to Rome from all over the world, the pope became aware, from multiple sources, of some episodes from Ricca’s past previously unknown to him and such as to bring serious harm to the pope himself and to his intention of reform.

Sadness over having been kept in the dark with regard to such grave matters, and the intention to remedy the appointment he had made, albeit not definitive but “ad interim”: these were the sentiments expressed by Pope Francis once he was aware of those matters.

The black hole in Ricca’s personal history is the period he spent in Uruguay, in Montevideo, on the northern shore of the Rio de la Plata, across from Buenos Aires.

Ricca arrived at this nunciature in 1999, when the mandate of the nuncio Francesco De Nittis was coming to an end. Previously he had served at the diplomatic missions of Congo, Algeria, Colombia, and finally Switzerland.

Here, in Bern, he had met and become friends with a captain of the Swiss army, Patrick Haari. The two arrived in Uruguay together. And Ricca asked that his friend be given a role and a residence in the nunciature.

The nuncio rejected the request. But a few months later he retired and Ricca, having become the chargé d’affaires “ad interim” until the appointment of the new nuncio, assigned Haari a residence in the nunciature, with a regular position and salary.

At the Vatican they let it go. The substitute for general affairs in the secretariat of state at the time was Giovanni Battista Re, a future cardinal, he too originally from the diocese of Brescia.

The intimacy of the relations between Ricca and Haari was so open as to scandalize numerous bishops, priests, and laity of that little South American country, not last the sisters who attended to the nunciature.

The new nuncio, Janusz Bolonek of Poland, who arrived in Montevideo at the beginning of 2000, also found that “ménage” intolerable immediately, and informed the Vatican authorities about it, insisting repeatedly to Haari that he should leave. But to no use, given his connections with Ricca.

In early 2001 Ricca also got into a scrape over his reckless conduct. One day, having gone as on other occasions – in spite of the warnings he had received – to Bulevar Artigas, to a meeting place for homosexuals, he was beaten and had to call some priests to take him back to the nunciature, with his face swollen.

In August of 2001, another mishap. In the middle of the night the elevator of the nunciature got stuck and in the early morning the firemen had to come. They found trapped in the car, together with Monsignor Ricca, a young man who was identified by the police authorities.

Nuncio Bolonek asked that Ricca be sent away from the nunciature and Haari fired immediately. And he got the go-ahead from the secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano.

Ricca, dragging his heels, was transferred to the nunciature of Trinidad and Tobago, where he remained until 2004. There as well he butted heads with the nuncio. Finally to be called to the Vatican and removed from diplomatic service on the ground.

As for Haari, in the process of leaving the nunciature he demanded that some of his luggage be sent to the Vatican as diplomatic baggage, to the address of Monsignor Ricca. Nuncio Bolonek refused, and the luggage ended up in a building outside of the nunciature. Where it remained for a few years, until from Rome Ricca said that he didn’t want to have anything to do with it anymore.

Once the luggage was opened to get rid of its contents – as decided by the nuncio Bolonek – a pistol was found in it, which was handed over to the Uruguayan authorities, and in addition to personal effects, an enormous quantity of condoms and pornographic material.

In Uruguay, the facts reported above are known to dozens of persons: bishops, priests, sisters, laypeople. Without counting the civil authorities, from security forces to fire protection. Many of these persons have had direct experience of these facts, at various moments.

But at the Vatican as well there are those who know about them. The nuncio at the time, Bolonek, always expressed himself with severity with regard to Ricca, in reporting to Rome.

And yet a blanket of public silence has covered until today these past episodes of the monsignor.

In Uruguay there are some who respect the granting of silence out of scruples of conscience. Some for the duty of office. Some who are silent because they do not want to put the Church and the pope in a bad light.

But at the Vatican there are some who actively promoted this cover-up operation. By blocking the investigations from the time of the events until today. By concealing the reports from the nuncio. By keeping Ricca’s personal file immaculate. In this way they facilitated a prestigious new career for Ricca.

After his return to Rome, the monsignor was integrated into the diplomatic personnel serving at the secretariat of state: initially, from 2005, in the first section, that of general affairs; then, from 2008, in the second section, that of relations with states; and then again, from 2012, in the first section, with a top-level position, that of nunciature advisor first class.

Among the tasks assigned to him was supervision of the spending of the nunciatures. And from this as well was born that reputation as an incorruptible moralizer which was assigned to him by the media all over the world, at the news of his appointment as “prelate” of the IOR.

Moreover, beginning in 2006, Monsigner Ricca was entrusted with the direction first of one, then of two, and finally of three residences for cardinals, bishops, and priests visiting Rome, including that of Saint Martha. And this allowed him to weave an intricate network of relationships with the highest levels of the Catholic hierarchy all over the world.

The appointment as “prelate” of the IOR was for Ricca the crowning of this second career of his.

But it was also the beginning of the end*. Because of the many upright persons who knew about his scandalous past, the news of the promotion was a cause of extreme bitterness, all the more keen because it was seen as a presage of harm for the arduous enterprise that Pope Francis has in the works, of purification of the Church and of reform of the Roman curia.

[ * Note: Back in 2013, just a few months into the Humble Pope’s® reign, Magister was certain that if only the Pope knew the truth about Ricca, all would be well. Sadly, this was not at all the case.]

Because of this some believed it to be their duty to tell the pope the truth. Certain that he would make the consequent decisions.”

As you see, Sandro Magister, in July, 2013 believed that Pope Francis was dedicated to “purification of the Church”. Well, now we see how that has worked out.

Think on these things. Think where we are now. Think of the Synod and please return to the Message of Fatima and pray for the Church! Without our prayers, penances and good works, the hierarchy cannot break free from the darkness of their disorientation.

The sycophants in the media are working overtime to discredit Sandro Magister. This is the reason I always urge that you avoid fake news sites like National Catholic Reporter, EWTN, and the others, who under the guise of reporting the news give instead a version acceptable to the Bergoglio/Kasper agenda, that is to say, a clear preference for the sodomites in the Vatican. Until the Vatican is purged of them, the Church will continue to rot from the head down.

O Mary, Immaculate Mother of God, intercede for the Church. By your purity, cleanse the Church from those who seek to destroy the purity of her doctrine and practice!

One Year After Randy Engel’s Open Letter

A year ago, Randy Engel wrote an Open Letter to Pope Francis. Mrs. Engel is well known as the author of the “Rite of Sodomy – Homosexuality in the Catholic Church”, an exhaustive review of the corruption of the Church by sodomitical heretics. Her Open Letter is a tour de force of the disgusting subject of homosexuality within the ranks of the Catholic clergy and a poignant plea for the Holy Father to protect the faithful by establishing a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty in the Church. Events of the past year have shown the wisdom of Mrs. Engel’s  concerns. And so, I offer several excerpts from Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter. The article in its entirety can be found here.

Engel quite ably makes her case that the vice of sodomy has been firmly opposed by St. John Chrysostom, St. Peter Damian, St. Thomas Aquinas and has always and everywhere in the Church been condemned as a harmful vice. And yet, following Vatican II, the Church has substantially softened her stance and now appears to be tolerant of this vice.

“The effect of all this pandering by the Church to the forces of organized perversion is that the average Catholic …, has been systematically stripped of the natural and supernatural revulsion that the normal person feels when confronted with sexual perversion.She then calls for the closing down and exorcizing of “Catholic gay parishes” and the termination of “Catholic gay ministries” supported by Episcopal Conferences, including the notorious Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco and St. Xavier Parish in Manhattan.

“You frequently talk about the need for social justice and ministries for the poor and disenfranchised, but I have yet to see the Holy See promote a special ministry of compassion and healing to the victims of clerical sexual abuse and their families, who are routinely treated as “enemies” of the Church instead of beloved members of the parish family who have been victimized by clerical miscreants in the name of God. … “

Pope Francis and his friend, Msgr. Ricca
Pope Francis and his friend, Msgr. Ricca

Engel then reviewed the case of Msgr. Ricca, whom Pope Francis had just appointed to the prestigious post of Prelate of the Institute for Religious Works (Vatican Bank). Ricca was forced to leave his post at the Papal Nunciature in Uruguay due to the public nature of his scandalous affair with his Swiss Army lover, Patrick Haari. The fact that Pope Francis continues to stay in the Santa Marta Guest House which is run by Msgr. Ricca and the same Ricca continues in his position of authority in the Vatican Bank bears eloquent testimony to the support that the homosexual agenda has in this papacy.

In making her case, Mrs. Engel frequently has recourse to graphic and shocking information regarding homosexuality and I cannot put such information on this site, but must point out that revolting as it is, this information is important for you to understand the severity of the threat to the Church which is posed by the widespread tolerance and even encouragement that the Church hierarchy gives to sodomites. For this information, please refer to Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter  at the following  link .

In fact, I believe the homosexual agenda counts on our reticence regarding these matters, to screen their revolting behavior. Our silence helps them achieve their goals. After reading Engel’s Open Letter in its entirety, it becomes apparent that a terrible blasphemy is being promoted within the Church under Pope Francis’s new “mercy”, which finds special virtues in such disgusting sins and yet sees nothing but reprehensible behavior in faithful Catholics.

Engel’s Open Letter calls for for a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty in the Catholic Church, noting that,

“It is strange that despite more than three decades of clerical sexual abuse scandals in the Church, most linked to pederasty, neither you nor any of your post-Conciliar predecessors have ever made any attempt to investigate the extent and consequences of the dual plague of homosexuality and pederasty on the Catholic diocesan priesthood and religious life, and on the life of the Catholic laity? With thousands of convicted clerical abusers, and hundreds of thousands of victims, and billions paid out in legal and reparation fees world-wide, isn’t it time that such an investigation were instituted?”

Engel asks, “How far does the Church intend to extend its invitation to these deviant elements in our society without facing charges of endangering the faith and morals of the Catholic laity, especially Catholic youth?” One year after Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter  to Pope Francis, we have seen how far the Pope will go. He has stubbornly insisted on keeping the pro-homosexual portions of the Synod’s Midterm Report in the final document. This next year will be a battleground between faithful Catholics and the forces of modernism lead by Pope Francis.

It saddens me that this post on my rarely seen blog is perhaps the only recognition that Randy Engel’s brave efforts will receive. However, I hope that faithful Catholics will continue to offer rosaries and penances to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for the poor besieged Bride of Christ, suffering so much from this shameful pope.

The depravity and apostasy corrupting the Church today is directly related to the continued refusals of the popes to obey Our Lady of Fatima’s request. But we faithful Catholics are also to blame. We are called to repentance, reparation and prayer. Instead of wringing our hands over what the popes and hierarchy have failed to do, we need to get busy doing our part. Prepare now to renew your Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on her feast day, 8 December. And live your consecration moment by moment. At least, these times provide us with plenty of opportunities to “offer it up”, don’t they!

Pray the rosary and confound the devil!

Viva Christo Rey!

~ evensong ~