Catechism of the Catholic Church (675)

'Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.' ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church (675)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Update, New Design and New Blog

New Francis insults webpage is here. 

This site is still being updated with insults now on a daily basis in order to catch up.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Only 2 Months of Insults: 10 January - 3 March 2017

"Jesus Christ did not come down from Heaven like a hero that comes to save us. No, Jesus Christ has a history!"

"A Christian without a people, a Christian without the Church is incomprehensible! it is something invented in a lab, something artificial, something lifeless!”

"It’s not being a religious fraud or something of that sort…No!"

"These doctors of the law that the people…yes, they heard, they respected, but they didn’t feel that they had authority over them; these had a psychology of princes!"

"[Saying] ‘We are the masters, the princes, and we teach you. Not service: we command, you obey.’ And Jesus never passed Himself off like a prince: He was always the servant of all, and this is what gave Him authority!"

"[They despised] “the poor people, the ignorant,” they liked to walk about the piazzas, in nice clothing!"

"They were detached from the people, they were not close [to them]; Jesus was very close to the people, and this gave authority!"

"Those detached people!"

"These doctors, had a clericalist psychology!"

"They taught with a clericalist authority – that’s clericalism!"

"That’s where you find the authority of the Pope, closeness. First, a servant, of service, of humility: the head is the one who serves, who turns everything upside down, like an iceberg."

"They said one thing and did another. Incoherence. They were incoherent. And the attitude Jesus uses of them so often is hypocritical!"

"And it is understood that one who considers himself a prince, who has a clericalist attitude, who is a hypocrite, doesn’t have authority! He speaks the truth, but without authority!"

"Open to the Lord, not closed, not hard, not hardened, not without faith, not perverted, not deceived by sin!" 

"The Lord has met so many of these, who had closed their hearts: the doctors of the law, all these people who persecuted him, put him to the test to convict him!"

"There were other times, continued the Pope, when people wanted to make Jesus King, thinking He was “the perfect politician!”

“Those who didn’t move…and watched. They were sitting down…watching from the balcony. Their life was not a journey: their life was a balcony!"

"From [their balconies] they never took risks. They just judged. They were pure and wouldn’t get involved. But their judgements were severe!"

"In their hearts they said: What ignorant people! What superstitious people! How often, when we see the piety of simple people, are we too subject to that clericalism that hurts the Church so much!"

The man who “sat beside the pool for 38 years, without moving, embittered by life, without hope…someone else who failed to follow Jesus and had no hope!”

“Do I take risks, or do I follow Jesus according to the rules of my insurance company?” Because “that’s not the way to follow Jesus. That way you don’t move, like those who judge!”

"Am I watching life with a soul that is static, with a soul that is closed with bitterness and lack of hope?"
“Living in the fridge so that everything stays the same!”

“Lazy Christians, Christians who do not have the will to go forward!"

"Christians who don’t fight to make things change, new things, the things that would do good for everyone, if these things would change!"

"They are lazy, “parked” Christians: they have found in the Church a good place to park!"

"And when I say Christians, I’m talking about laity, priests, bishops…Everyone. But there are parked Christians!"

"For them the Church is a parking place that protects life, and they go forward with all the insurance possible!"

"Stationary Christians!"

"[Stationary Christians] make me think of something the grandparents told us as children: beware of still water, that which doesn’t flow, it is the first to go bad!”

“Lazy Christians don’t have hope, they are in retirement! It is beautiful to go into retirement after many years of work, but, spending your whole life in retirement is ugly!”

"No. Hope is struggling, holding onto the rope, in order to arrive there. In the struggle of everyday, hope is a virtue of horizons, not of closure!"

“Life does not come to any of us wrapped up like a gift!"

“Those who go forward make mistakes, while those who are stationary seem to not make mistakes!”

“You can’t walk because everything is dark, everything is closed!”

"Parked Christians, stationary Christians, are selfish. They look only at themselves, they don’t raise their heads to look at Him!"

“A Christian life without temptations is not Christian, he said: it is ideological, it is Gnostic, but it is not Christian!"

“At times, I like to think about joking with the Lord: ‘You don’t have a good memory!’ This is the weakness of God: when God forgives, He forgets.”

"Theirs was an egotistical mindset, focused on themselves: their hearts constantly condemned [others]!"

“Often people tell me that when they pray they get angry with the Lord...this too is prayer! The Lord likes it when you tell Him to his face what you are feeling because He is the Father!”

"Doing the Lord’s will, but only superficially, like the doctors of the law that Jesus condemned because they were pretending!"

"When one goes along the street and an unexpected rain comes, and the garment is not so good and the fabric shrinks!"

"Confined souls! This is faintheartedness: this is the sin against memory, courage, patience, and hope!"

"Afraid of everything… Confined souls in order to save ourselves!"

"The fainthearted are those “who always go backward, who guard themselves too much, who are afraid of everything!"

‘Not taking risks, please, no… prudence…’ All the commandments, all of them… Yes, it’s true, but this paralyzes you too, it makes you forget so many graces received, it takes away memory, it takes away hope, because it doesn’t allow you to go forward!"

"Statisticians might have been inclined to publish: ‘Rabbi Jesus’ popularity is falling’. But he sought something else: he sought people! And the people sought him!"

"[The survival mentality] makes us look back, to the glory days – days that are past – and rather than rekindling the prophetic creativity born of our founders’ dreams, it looks for shortcuts in order to evade the challenges knocking on our doors today!"

"[The survial mentality] makes us want to protect spaces, buildings and structures, rather than to encourage new initiatives. The temptation of survival makes us forget grace!"

"A survival mentality robs our charisms of power, because it leads us to “domesticate” them, to make them “user-friendly”, robbing them of their original creative force!"

"The temptation of survival: An evil that can gradually take root within us and within our communities!"

"[The survival mentality] turns us into professionals of the sacred but not fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters of that hope to which we are called to bear prophetic witness!"

"The mentality of survival makes us reactionaries, fearful, slowly and silently shutting ourselves up in our houses and in our own preconceived notions!"

"An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream!"

"[An environment of survival cripples the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve!"

"The temptation of survival turns what the Lord presents as an opportunity for mission into something dangerous, threatening, potentially disastrous. This attitude is not limited to the consecrated life, but we in particular are urged not to fall into it!"

"To put ourselves with Jesus in the midst of his people! Not as religious “activists”!"

"Because they could not receive the things of God as a gift! Only as Justice: ‘These are the Commandments: but they are few, let’s make more!""And instead of opening their heart to the gift, they hid, have sought refuge in the rigidity of the Commandments, which they had multiplied up to 500 or more!"

"These rigid characters were afraid of the freedom that God gives us: they were afraid of love!”

And not the closed, sad prayer of the person who never knew how to receive a gift because he is afraid of freedom that always carries with it a gift.

"Such a one knows only how to do duty, but closed duty. Slaves of duty, but not love: when you become a slave of love, you are free! It is a beautiful bondage that, but such men did not understand that!”

"The rigidity of the closed Commandments, that are more and more “safe” – with emphasis on the scare-quotes! – but that do not give joy, because they do not make you free!"

"In order to understand a woman, it is necessary first to dream of her.”

"No, no, no! The woman is there to bring harmony. Without the woman there is no harmony. They are not equal; one is not superior to the other: no. It’s just that the man does not bring harmony!

"No, no, no, no! Functionality is not the purpose of women!"

"Exploiting persons is a crime of ‘lèse-humanité’: it’s true. But exploiting a woman is even more serious: it is destroying the harmony that God has chosen to give to the world. It is to destroy.”

“There are so many corrupt people, corrupt ‘big fish’ in the world, whose lives we read about in the papers. Perhaps they began with a small thing, I don’t know, maybe not adjusting the scales well!"

"Corruption begins in small things like this, with dialogue: ‘No, it’s not true that this fruit will harm you. Eat it, it’s good! It’s a little thing, no one will notice. Do it! Do it!’ And little by little, little by little, you fall into sin, you fall into corruption.”

"The speck of sawdust becomes a plank in our eye, our life revolves around it and it ends up destroying the bond of brotherhood; it destroys fraternity!”

“Even within our episcopal colleagues there are small cracks and rifts that can lead to the destruction of brotherhood!"

“If you insult your brother, you have killed him in your heart!”

“The Word of God cannot be given as a proposal – ‘well, if you like it…’ – or like good philosophical or moral idea – ‘well, you can live this way…’No!"

"No, you will say, yes, something interesting, something moral, something that will do you good, a good philanthropy, but this is not the Word of God!"

"The spirit of Cain which – for envy, jealousy, greed, and the desire to dominate – leads to war!”

Many times [it is said]: ‘I am in this diocese but look at how important that one is’ and I try to influence someone, or put pressure, to get somewhere…”

"Let us think about infighting in a parish: ‘I want to be the president of this association, in order to climb the ladder. Who is the greatest here? Who is the greatest in this parish? No, I am the most important here; not that person there because he did something…’ And that is the chain of sin.”

"‘I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this association and that one; but my life is not Christian, I don’t pay my workers a just wage, I exploit people, I am dirty in my business, I launder money…’ A double life!"

"And so many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others. How many times have we heard – all of us, around the neighbourhood and elsewhere – ‘but to be a Catholic like that, it’s better to be an atheist!’"

"It is that, scandal. You destroy! You beat down! And this happens every day, it’s enough to see the news on TV, or to read the papers. In the papers there are so many scandals, and there is also the great publicity of the scandals. And with the scandals there is destruction!”

"But you will arrive in heaven and you will knock at the gate: ‘Here I am, Lord!’ – ‘But don’t you remember? I went to Church, I was close to you, I belong to this association, I did this… Don’t you remember all the offerings I made?’ ‘Yes, I remember. The offerings, I remember them: All dirty. All stolen from the poor. I don’t know you.’ That will be Jesus’ response to these scandalous people who live a double life!"

"Because they thought of the faith only in terms of ‘Yes, you can,” or “No, you can’t” – to the limits of what you can do, the limits of what you can’t do. That logic of casuistry!"

"Even with the fourth commandment these people refused to assist their parents with the excuse that they had given a good offering to the Church. Hypocrites. Casuistry is hypocritical. It is a hypocritical thought."

"‘Yes, you can; no, you can’t’… which then becomes more subtle, more diabolical: But what is the limit for those who can? But from here to here I can’t. It is the deception of casuistry!"

“But what is more important in God? Justice or mercy?’ This, too, is a sick thought, that seeks to go out… What is more important?"

"Scandal is saying one thing and doing another; it is a double life, a double life. A totally double life!" 

"We see Peter asking the Lord what will happen to them, as they have given up everything to follow him. “It’s almost as if Peter is passing Jesus the bill!”

"No to the toxic pollution of empty and meaningless words!"

"No to the spiritual asphyxia born of the pollution caused by indifference!”

"No to a prayer that soothes our conscience, an almsgiving that leaves us self-satisfied, a fasting that makes us feel good! No to all forms of exclusion!”

"No to the toxic pollution of empty and meaningless words, of harsh and hasty criticism, of simplistic analyses that fail to grasp the complexity of problems, especially the problems of those who suffer the most!"

"No to the asphyxia born of relationships that exclude, that try to find God while avoiding the wounds of Christ present in the wounds of his brothers and sisters!"

"No to all those forms of spirituality that reduce the faith to a ghetto culture! A culture of exclusion!"

“On the other hand there is a fasting that is ‘hypocritical’ – it’s the word that Jesus uses so often – a fast that makes you see yourself as just, or makes you feel just, but in the meantime I have practiced iniquities, I am not just, I exploit the people!"

"We take from our penances, from our acts of prayer, of fasting, of almsgiving…we take a bribe: the bribe of vanity, the bribe of being seen. And that is not authentic, that is hypocrisy!"

Sunday, 5 March 2017


All of this is profoundly and wildly speculative, of course, but I suppose that option c) for Pope Francis in the event of some kind of process that resulted in a trial to ascertain his ability to hold Office would be simply to declare that he does not recognise the authority of those who place him on trial followed by some kind of excommunication for those who tried to do so. Meanwhile, Fr Antonio Spadaro and Fr James Martin S.J could tweet about how this was like the arrest and trial of Our Lord Jesus Christ. One can just see the narrative unfolding. 'The Trial of Pope Francis'. That would make for an interesting play at the National Theatre. If not answering the dubia is seen by Francis as his way of showing respect for due process, perhaps he wouldn't even turn up for his own trial. The imagination runs riot. Perhaps I really should give it up for Lent.

I suppose that with the general upending of justice and law that is a motif of this papacy, the trial of Cardinal Burke and/or those who resist the strange new doctrines is far more likely. As today's Guardian story makes clear, for the time being Pope Francis clearly wishes very much for a narrative - the dominant one of this papacy - to be propagated. The narrative is this: Pope Francis the Good and Merciful Vs the Evil, Conservative Catholic Church. Since 2013, this narrative has been building up. One seriously wonders, what does the climax of that narrative look like?

May God come to the aid of His Church swiftly and may the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary come soon. I don't see any happy endings in the offing other than that promised by Our Blessed Lady at Fatima. What that looks like, or will look like, we cannot yet see.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Over the Top

I apologise to those readers who were shocked by my last post if it bore the hallmarks of an over-reaction or somewhat 'over the top' reaction to a media report that has the flavour of Roman gossip about it.

If this report is false, then I retract it in its entirety because it is unnecessary. If it is true and plans are afoot to 'replace' a Pope with another, I stand by every word. Perhaps unwisely, the post was based entirely on this 'IF'.

With that said, Catholics cannot be blamed for being somewhat sensitive right now. The last conclave was dogged by rumours and public records hinting very strongly that the 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis may have been in some way compromised in a manner that the Church regards as illegal, with such consequences that entail automatic excommunication upon those persons who may or may not have been involved in 'vote-canvassing' for a particular candidate. This is due to laws fashioned during the reign of St John Paul II that forbade it under pain of just such a penalty.

This controversy is a matter of public record and I find it difficult to rule out the possibility that this controversy has ramifications for the papacy and the Church that are still with us today and may be with us for quite some time.

Not only is a controversy over the last conclave well within the public domain, but further controversies emerged in the wake of the 2013 election that suggested that it may even have been the case that 'pressure', of an unknown kind, could have been applied to Pope Benedict XVI in order to get him to step down. Again, this is not a fact, but a controversy that persists. I make no judgement on these matters, for how can I? I am only a lay person. It is for a competent authority to judge the truth of these matters at a time when it can be assessed in its fullness.

However, while these controversies persist and have never been emphatically laid to rest, it seems completely beyond my comprehension how a 'group of Cardinals' could be reported in the mainstream press to be considering both:

a) pressuring the current Pope to resign and
b) replacing him with a pre-determined candidate who we must assume would already have accepted the pre-determined nature of the role

I heed advice given to me to remain calm, in the likelihood that this report in The Times is false. I hope and pray it is false. I reserve the right to be seriously not calm if - and I stress if - that report is true. If it were true, it would have grave ramifications for the Church. Both a) and b) are, in fact, illegal within the Church.

If the report were to be true, then all law and order in the Church would have broken down and the papacy is simply at the mercy of powerful men with no interest for the good of the Church, but rather for the strength and respectability of their party or faction within the Church. Or should we no longer be shocked by this possibility because we are numb after four years of doctrinal mayhem and disdain for Church laws and even the Law of God Himself?

I then went on to discuss that the only way to remove a Pope is by deposition. A Pope cannot be deposed by force or external pressure, but only by an unprecedented and extraordinary tribunal held by the competent authorities, after a trial in which the Supreme Pontiff has been found to have ceased, or never to have possessed, authority over the People of God, either by not possessing, teaching or believing the Catholic Faith himself, or by the tribunal concluding that his election was invalid and that he reigned as an anti-Pope. Or both. If Cardinals were trying to oust or 'persuade' Francis to go without recourse to some sort of legal framework, that would have serious ramifications for the validity of the next conclave (should that come about) as Church laws would have been abrogated in an arbitrary manner, possibly not for the first time, for the sake of nothing but expedience. Whatever one may think of Francis and his own attitude to laws, they are there for the protection of the Church and they should be observed.

Perhaps, you might say, these things simply should not be discussed and, if so, they should be discussed in an objective and sober manner. I apologise for the general tone of my last post. I was angry and shocked at the media report. I could scarcely believe it and yet, I could believe it. I can believe quite easily that a cabal of Cardinals are frightened that Pope Francis is leading the Church to an inexorable path of destruction and that his complete unpredictability is a liability both for that cabal and for a wider circle of Cardinals who believe that something must be done. Perhaps these things should not be discussed, but if the report is true then they are being discussed in the highest parts of the Church.

Those who say these things should not be discussed may very well be right in that belief, in which case may the number of Cardinals and Bishops faithful to the Truth of Jesus Christ be emboldened and give as much possible support, in public and private, as they can to the four Cardinals and to their dubia, so that, far from 'pressuring' Francis to resign, the Princes of the Church may insistently ask Pope Francis to teach the perennial Faith of the Church and, if he will not give answer, explore the legal avenues within their sphere of influence to begin a process which may result in an assembly which can ascertain whether the Pope is, indeed, a Catholic, one who professes and holds the Faith of Christ, a necessary prerequisite to reigning as a legitimate Pope.

There is justification for calling an assembly of just this kind, since Pope Francis refuses to answer five simple questions concerning immutable Catholic doctrine. If Pope Francis does not wish such a process to be a possibility, he can of his own volition either a) answer the dubia and teach the perennial Catholic Faith or b) resign, thereby leaving known or unknown the motives for his resignation. If he didn't want to give his true motives in his resignation, he could always suggest that he was growing older and more frail and the Church needed a younger and fitter man for the demands of an Office with such grave responsibilities. Such a process would be completely legal, faithful to the laws of the Church and respect both Pope Francis and his august and esteemed Office.

But like I said, if the media report is false, then I apologise for my over-reaction to a false rumours spread in the international press.

And no, I am not drunk.

Thursday, 2 March 2017


What can a Catholic say but...


Right now, I would happily wake up tomorrow to a new conclave and the knowledge that a man who has done his level best to butcher the Faith of the Church has gone. That might sound terrible, disloyal or uncharitable, but as citizens of countries breathe a sigh of relief when a tyrant is removed, so would I breathe a sigh of relief if Francis was removed. Pope Francis has been a total disaster for the Catholic Church's mission in every testable area. However, my personal feelings of hurt and betrayal by Pope Francis do not merit his removal by force, threat or even 'gentle persuasion' by his Cardinals. I suppose in the Vatican, someone's got something on everyone, so I suspect that even a little blackmail could be used as 'pressure' or 'gentle persuasion'.

For those who are desperate, this may indeed be a great temptation. 


The law of the jungle has no place in the Catholic Church. If Cardinals (be they 'liberal' or 'conservative') are looking to evict Francis from the throne of Peter, then they should do so according to the law of the Church, however embarrassing that process may be!

In a situation in which there is not a wealth of legal precedent in terms of deposition of a Pope, it must be seen and it must in fact be that Francis is not 'pressured to resign', but that he is removed from Office under the laws which exist in the Church for reasons that justify it, which could be such issues as formal or material heresy and/or a dubious election that is deemed canonically invalid. For, if Pope Francis is indeed, as we are informed he is, a valid Successor of St Peter, rather than an anti-pope, then his removal must come about because the tribunal has found him to be incapable of holding the Office he now possesses.

The Papacy is not a gangland where thrones are simply taken by force, or, at least, it wasn't intended to be such by Christ. According to the laws which DO exist in the Church, a cabal of Cardinals 'pressuring' a valid Pope Francis to resign in order to elect an already known successor, who would have, we can safely assume, have already consented to the king-making scheme, would bring about an invalid election. It would appear that Cardinals already have a 'respectable replacement' in mind! Have they learned nothing from 2013? Clearly not!

Until recently, the Church and the world has looked to the Catholic Church's process of electing a Pope as something vaguely mysterious. It is not and cannot be compromised in this way, so that both within the Church and within the World, this man or that man takes the papacy, or is handed the papacy by his mates, because of the influence of the friends network he has built up, or because of those who influence others in this manner, as if the papacy is simply a political game that swings between right, left and centrist 'parties'.


Cardinals! If you want to get rid of Pope Francis, do it by the book. Honestly, ask Cardinal Burke. He will help you with whatever information you require! It is not just sanity but law, order and integrity that has to be brought back to the Papacy and to the Church. May I also observe that some Cardinals of a liberal persuasion are suffering from a severe breakdown in logic. Liberalism within the Church cannot co-exist with the Church because the Church is Catholic. She is the Bride of Christ! Compromise with the World cannot co-exist with the Church within the Church because the Church is Catholic. She is the Bride of Christ! Freemasonry and the dissemination of its tenets, subtly spread throughout the World, whether these tenets are held by actual Masons or prelates who simply do not possess enough belief in the Catholic Faith to reject its errors, cannot co-exist with the Catholic Church and certainly not within Her bosom. She is the Bride of Christ!

Do not pretend to yourselves that a 'respectable' Francis, less gaff and insult prone, less rash and unpredictable, would have made the Church look more attractive, or a slow-burning overturning of Catholicism over a longer-period would have stopped the 'schism' you apparently fear under Francis. Do not deceive yourselves. The Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. She can never be the Bride of both Christ and Freemasonry, or any other belief system or dogma. The Church cannot have two masters - Jesus Christ and liberalism. It does not work. It either finds unity in Jesus Christ and His Teaching or She will be ever at risk of division and disharmony.

She finds peace and concord in Him alone and laws established within the Church are established with His blessing. Chicanery and robbery, bullying and plunder have no place in the Church, far less when it comes to the Throne of St Peter. If, like Catholics who take the Church and Jesus Christ seriously, you feel that Francis is taking the Church to the brink of schism and destruction, then you must find Francis first guilty of something that impedes him from exercising universal jurisdiction over the Catholic Church, or leave him be and pray for him and render him filial obedience in everything except that which contravenes God's law. Of course, if you have a problem with Francis asking you to do something that contravenes God's law, note it down, for such information will be vital in an extraordinary Council called by Bishops and Cardinals and trial of a Supreme Pontiff!

If Francis is found to have been acting under four years in a manner that Cardinals conclude can only be described as that of an infidel, apostate or heretic, then let it be judged so. Then not only the Church, but the World, can sleep in peace, knowing that the unusual papacy of Pope Francis was indeed a truly unprecedented moment in Church history, when the Church was governed in Her highest and most esteemed Office by a man who was judged by the Church to be NOT A CATHOLIC, BUT AN APOSTATE AND TRAITOR TO THE FAITH.

Then - and only then - can the Church find peace and restored harmony under a validly elected new Supreme Pontiff who exercises universal jurisdiction with freedom and God's blessing over the entire Catholic Church in the service of his Lord and Master, Jesus Christ and for the Salvation of souls.

Until you do ascertain the truth of these matters, you cannot simply stab the Pope in the back and ask him to 'move aside' or else. This is not a matter of 'clearing up a bit of a mess'. This is not a matter of vengeance either. This is a matter of justice.

If Francis chooses to renounce the papacy, then let him do so.

If Francis chooses to renounce the papacy because he cannot bring himself to profess and believe the entirety of the Catholic Faith then let him do so.

If Francis chooses to renounce the papacy even because he fears censure in a court of ecclesiastical law, public rebuke or investigation by the competent authorities for failing to hold, profess and teach the faith, then let him do so, but, and mark these words and mark them well, let him do so, 'in full freedom' aware of 'the gravity of this act'. 

Then, let a new conclave be announced and the Cardinal-electors beg Almighty God (not their mates canvassing for Parolin) to give them His light and grace to find a holy Pope who will govern the Church with prudence, wisdom and sincere love for Christ and souls. The man you should look for is the man who God has anointed to steer the Church through the tumults of this world to the harbour of the heavenly homeland. Whoever you choose, whether Francis goes or stays until death, find a man who is unwilling to throw Chinese Catholics to the dogs in China! Catholics do not want 'your man'. We want God's man, i.e, a 'man of God'!

Or have you wolves learned nothing 
since the last time?

Enough of your projects!

To Hell with your plots, your fraud and schemes, your machinations, treating the Bride of Christ and the Papacy as if they are mere pawns in your power struggles!

Enough of your 'compromise' candidates and your twisted vested interests and factions!


Friday, 24 February 2017

New Jesuit Logo Revealed...

Old one was a bit traditional and rigid, it mentioned the Holy Name of Jesus and stuff.

New one is very in-keeping with the Superior General's view of things.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Re-Interpreting Jesus and the Order Formerly Known as His Society

We can in a sense be grateful to the Superior General of the Society of Jesus for bringing our attention to the true source and origin of the current crisis in the Church. The crisis concerns, of course, the Person of Jesus Christ and how He is thus viewed or 'interpreted', what Faith in Him means, or whether it really means anything at all.

Naturally, the only disagreement I would have with the Superior General would be that I would call this desire to 're-interpret Jesus' an expression of this crisis, where he would see no crisis, but only 'renewal'.

Making our image of Christ depend entirely on the whim of whoever is sitting on the Chair of Peter, or those who surround the Chair, or simply an image from our own imagination, or of those who have the Pope's ear is, in my opinion, completely unnecessary and utterly mad. One need not exercise one's grey matter too much to 'discern' that when a Jesuit says it is time to 're-interpret' Jesus, His words and His teachings, it is most likely time to discard his true teachings and replace them with his own novel ideas. These ideas will, most likely, lead to a dramatic decrease in emphasis on Our Lord's divinity and a sudden spike in emphasis on His humanity to the detriment of His divinity. I'm sure there's a good graph one could do for this to illustrate what happens as it does, in an exponential manner in our ratio.

A helpful Jesuit re-interpretation device...

Nevertheless, the 're-interpreters' are on incredibly shaky ground, since those who refuse to build their house on Rock - the Rock that is Christ - will be constrained to build their house on sand. One wonders what an electronic Jesuit interpretation machine would produce, should it be built. If I were to speak into it some words of Our Lord such as...

'And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming with the clouds of heaven.'

...we can assume that the Jesuit re-interpretation would exit our machine as follows...

'And Jesus said to him: I am among a host of wise men from ages gone, but you shall see a Marxist blueprint for society in nearly all of my sayings. And whatever I say about human sexuality and marriage: let's just forget that, eh? No? The 'eh' and the 'no' is important because it reminds us that Our Lord comes from Buenos Aires...for now. Basically, Lucifer was right about nearly everything.'

Or something such like. We can be more or less certain that the 're-interpretation' of Christ and His Teachings follow a similar path from clear and forthright teachings rubber-stamped 'absolute truth for your Eternal Salvation' to a mixture of wise sayings and heavily edited epithets that make the Gospel incredibly easy for modern man, that refuse to confront man about his reality and the reality of God's existence and that render Jesus Christ meaningless and irrelevant to all who may hear His Holy Name or read His Words. Indeed, as the Holy See is transformed from the fearless proclaimer of Catholic Truth to a subservient 'Ministry of Truth' for the worldly powers foreseen in 1984, we can expect precisely this method of sending the True Christ out to the peripheries and a false Christ being invited in, if, indeed, he hasn't already entered.

Do I have this right? Christ's teachings on marriage and sexuality would eventually be rendered completely acceptable to contemporary man, Hell's existence, even Heaven's existence will be reduced to philosophical ideas. I think we know the score. Christ's words on even the Eucharist, the very words of institution which provide His children with His Most Sacred Body and Most Precious Blood can be 're-interpreted', His Blood no longer poured out for the forgiveness of sins but a 'healing remedy' for the unification and brotherhood of Christian churches and religions?

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Probably a Protestant meme, but pretty accurate of our friendly Jesuit work of 're-interpretation'...

However, for those who are concerned about all of this, take a grain of consolation from the fact that if Jesus Christ, the Lord Almighty can be subject to such blasphemous 're-interpretation' then mere men, Jesuits such as Fr Arturo Sosa S.J, His Holiness Pope Francis (not Persons of the Most Holy Trinity) are fair game. I look forward to those years in the future, should God grant us them, when Pope Francis and the Superior General of the Jesuits (though such figures as Jesuit Superior Generals can be so easily ignored) have their words and authoritative statements) subject to such a 're-interpretation' that they no longer mean what they intended them to mean. One can imagine future clergy, bishops and laity sitting around talking about those words of Pope Francis, or a future Pope entrusted with his 're-interpretation' for contemporary man.

So when Pope Francis said things like...

'People who follow the Ten Commandments rigidly are in some way sick/psychologically flawed'...

'...what he intended to say - in fact what he meant - was...

'...the Ten Commandments were given by God to be followed by mankind without exception and that those who break these grievously offend against these Commandments and die in unrepentant mortal sin will be cast into the everlasting fiery torments of Hell.'

If Christ the Second Person of the Trinity can be 're-interpreted' for modern man, then so can Pope Francis, right? If 're-interpreting Christ Who is the Lord' can be achieved so easily, then 're-interpreting Pope Francis' for Catholics should be a pushover. After all, if we can do this for Christ, whose words are 'recorded' from when He spoke in the past, the words of Pope Francis which are 'recorded' from when he spoke in the past can be made to mean the complete opposite of what the words recorded actually say. Perhaps one day a Pope will have to do that. That'll be messy, but it will also be necessary.

'We see in this image how His Holiness Pope Francis dealt graciously with wannabe deaconettes who were to be later burned at a date of his pleasure. He later granted to them pardon upon their repentance, for he was a merciful Pope.'

Let's not hear any protestations from the Jesuits when/if that happens. After all, if God's Word can be subject to such a radical interpretation, then so can those of this Pope who will one day belong to the past. Besides, it isn't as if Pope Francis is / can be more authoritative than Almighty God, is it? That would simply be illogical. We'll need to borrow that Jesuit 'interpretation' device and turn it into something a little/lot more orthodox, maybe get some Dominicans or some of the FFI to re-wire it but nevertheless, let's not hear any complaints when the words of Pope Francis are made to sound completely, resolutely Catholic and utterly in conformity with both the words of Our Blessed Saviour and the Sacred Tradition of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I can just hear the screams of horror! You can't re-interpret Pope Francis in continuity with His predecessors to render his words and strange doctrines irrelevant??! Is nothing sacred!?? How dare you break the First Commandment of Bergoglio-Church! Infidels! Heretics!

How long, O Lord, how long?!

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Frank's Song

A couple of friends have told me they're having trouble watching this song, so I've put it here as another way of viewing it.

Looks like a tremendous crowd turned out for Our Lady of Fatima today, where His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols consecrated our nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

May God bless His Eminence for doing so. What a wonderful thing to do!

May Our Lady have England once more as her dowry and intercede for us that God may bless and heal our nation and convert it to the One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith.

Viva Cristo Rey!

For those who have trouble with the YouTube videos:

All songs of songs can now be found at one central resource, here.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Top of the Church

For those who like songs, a Franciscan version of 'Top of the World' by The Carpenters.

Pray for Cardinal Burke.

Pray for Pope Francis.

Pray for the Church of Jesus Christ.

Today's must watch: Rorate's new interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

May God be praised for voices of sanity 
during this madness.


Monday, 13 February 2017

A Quick Post on Songs, Insults and Rumours

I have three more parody songs circling around my brain but will not, generally speaking, be posting them up on this blog. You can follow my postings on YouTube very easily here and subscribe to my channel should you wish.

Songs are not everybody's cup of tea and I know there is a danger of overkill ("oh no, not another one!") with what is starting to look like a collection of satirical protest songs, as we pray and work for the liberation and exaltation of our Holy Mother the Church and the salvation of souls. By subscribing to my channel you can be informed of new releases at your leisure.

'Listen restorationists, I don't want anyone insulting people around here.'
During Lent (which is fast approaching) I'll decrease blogging output considerably (at least, that's the resolution, though who knows what His Holiness might 'make me do'). But I will, God willing, dedicate some serious time to updating the Pope Francis Little Book of Insults, an archiving work of considerable historical value for the Church. His Holiness has, quite bizarrely, been talking about insults and their effect very recently. 

It goes without saying that this painstaking and painful work will be a light Lenten penance for me, as well as an examination of conscience, since I often think so many of these apply to me. I think that is the Holy Father's intention. I see that it has now been translated up to its current point of progress in Italian. It only remains therefore for the work to be translated in Latin.

Events, insults and rumours (talk of a new-new Mass, episcopal sell-out to China, talk of 'new' Catechisms, an '(un)official' response to the dubia with a caveat of plausible deniability for the Pope) the list goes on and on and depressingly on) seem to be gathering at a pace which is unfathomably fast. Certain people in high places in the Church, you and they know very well who they are, are in a great rush to achieve their personal or 'club' goals in building the Church, or the Temple or the Multi-Faith Religious Centre, whatever they think they'd like to call it, that will in no way resemble the Church of Jesus Christ.

However, we must pray very much that events overtake the 'great reformer(s)' who seek to reshape the Church in their own pseudo-religous-humanist image. Unpredictable things have been happening in the world in the last year. We must pray and do what we can to protect the Church and preserve the Faith intact (not only in Portugal!) while wolves seek to devour it and rip it to pieces. Wolves hunt in packs and show no mercy. There is no negotiation with them. No real dialogue. No answer to appeals. Benedict XVI used words very precisely and carefully, in contrast to his successor.


"Just like me, they long to be, close to you...ahhhh-ahhh-ahhh, close to you..."

Ah yes, he sure got that right! 

But then, he was right about so very much.

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I don't know what will be left of the Catholic Church by the time, please God, the SSPX come in ('come on in, the water's fine!) and, quite frankly, I am surprised Bishop Fellay has not by now established a personal ordinariate for those fleeing the emerging Church(es) of Jorge Bergoglio, but this is a testament to the fidelity and humility of the SSPX whose attitude of openness and to 'dialogue' must be commended. Certainly, it will be heroic for the SSPX to make a Normandy beach-landing and do what they can to contribute to the rescue of Christian civilisation in the heart, or even in the peripheries of the Catholic Church. 

Image result for jesus christ crucifixion lanceWith or without dramatic divine intervention in the Church, it will be up to the next generations of Catholics to rebuild what is currently being torn down and demolished in the name of progress. One of the things about the demolition that we are currently, with sorrow, witnessing, is that one is just left unsure whether it is being done out of a desire to unite humanity or just out of pure malice towards Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother. I guess that ultimately, it is a bit of both.

Humanity can only find peace and salvation within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, born from the pierced Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in Whose loving arms sinners find grace and mercy, the graces necessary to live a new life respecting and loving God's commandments, the resolution to reject the Devil and his empty promises and life everlasting. No other message, however popular it may appear, will be a message faithful to the divine founder of the Catholic Church.

It is a terrible fact that both the Devil and Jesus Christ make claims to our salvation. One if a liar who promises us an easy road to Hell, the other is the Truth, is God Himself, who promises us a road to Heaven which is, though difficult, made sweet by His loving presence in our lives. A great battle is now and will, most likely, continue to rage.

We are in that war. We are combatants in that battle, We are the Church Militant. We fight with Michael, the warrior prince. Christ is Victor, Christ has won, the Devil is already conquered, those who prove victorious will trample upon the wicked who shall be like ashes under the feet of the just. Let us arm ourselves with faith, prayer, penance and the charity which will bring to men the hope that is within us, the Faith of Jesus Christ, the King who will return, the King whom the whole Church must proclaim. In these dark times, may we never lose sight or lose heart in the promises made by Jesus Christ. It will be very easy for us to see, as indeed it is now, the Crucifixion. To see that will require no great faith. It will take a greater faith, in these times, for us to see the Resurrection.

May the triumph of Our Lady's Immaculate 
Heart come, please God, soon!


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