Bp.Schneider: Interview – “Traditionis Custodes”

Interview with Diane Montagna – July 23, 2021

Your Excellency, Pope Francis’ new apostolic letter, issued motu proprio on July 16, 2021, is called “Traditionis Custodes” (Guardians of Tradition). What was your initial impression of the choice of this title?

My initial impression was of a shepherd who instead of having the smell of his sheep, is angrily beating them with a stick. 

What are your general impressions of the Motu Proprio and of Pope Francis’ accompanying Letter to the bishops of the world, in which he explains his rationale for restricting the Traditional Latin Mass?

In his programmatic Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis advocates “certain attitudes which foster openness to the message: approachability, readiness for dialogue, patience, a warmth and welcome which is non-judgmental” (n. 165). Yet in reading the new Motu Proprio and accompanying Letter, one has the opposite impression, namely, that the document, as a whole, exhibits a pastoral intolerance and even spiritual rigidity. The Motu Proprio and accompanying Letter communicate a judgmental and unwelcoming spirit. In the document on Human Fraternity (signed in Abu Dhabi on February 4, 2019), Pope Francis embraces the “diversity of religions,” whereas in his new Motu Proprio he resolutely rejects the diversity of liturgical forms in the Roman Rite. 

What a glaring contrast in attitude this Motu Proprio presents, compared to the guiding principle of Pope Francis’ pontificate, i.e., inclusiveness and a preferential love for minorities and those on the peripheries in the life of the Church. And what an astonishingly narrow-minded stance one discovers in the Motu Proprio, in contrast to Pope Francis’s own words: “We know that we are tempted in various ways to adopt the logic of privilege that separates, excludes and closes us off, while separating, excluding and closing off the dreams and lives of so many of our brothers and sisters” (Homily at the Vespers, December 31, 2016). The new norms of the Motu Proprio demean the millennial form of the lex orandi of the Roman Church and, at the same time, close off “the dreams and lives of so many” Catholic families, and especially of young people and young priests, whose spiritual lives and love for Christ and the Church have grown and greatly benefited from the traditional form of the Holy Mass

The Motu Proprio establishes a principle of a rare liturgical exclusivity, by stating that the new promulgated liturgical books are the only [unica] expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite (Art. 1). What a contrast this position, too, is with these words of Pope Francis: “It is true that the Holy Spirit brings forth different charisms in the Church, which at first glance, may seem to create disorder. Under his guidance, however, they constitute an immense richness, because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of unity, which is not the same thing as uniformity” (Homily of Pope Francis at the Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Istanbul, Saturday, November 29, 2014).

What are your greatest concerns about the new document?

As a bishop, one of my chief concerns is that, instead of fostering a greater unity by the coexistence of diverse authentic liturgical forms, the Motu Proprio creates a two-class society in the Church, i.e. first-class Catholics and second-class Catholics. The privileged first-class are those who adhere to the reformed liturgy, i.e. the Novus Ordo, and the second-class Catholics, who will now barely be tolerated, include a large number of Catholic families, children, young people and priests who, in the last decades, have grown up in the traditional liturgy and experienced, with great spiritual benefit, the reality and mystery of the Church thanks to this liturgical form, which earlier generations held as sacred and which formed so many saints and outstanding Catholics throughout history.  

The Motu Proprio and accompanying letter commit an injustice against all Catholics who adhere to the traditional liturgical form, by accusing them of being divisive and of rejecting the Second Vatican Council. In fact, a considerable portion of these Catholics keep far away from doctrinal discussions regarding Vatican II, the new Order of Mass (Novus Ordo Missae), and other problems involving ecclesiastical politics. They just want to worship God in the liturgical form through which God has touched and transformed their hearts and lives. The argument invoked in the Motu Proprio and accompanying letter, i.e., that the traditional liturgical form creates division and threatens the unity of the Church, is disproven by the facts. Furthermore, the disparaging tone taken in these documents against the traditional liturgical form would lead any impartial observer to conclude that such arguments are merely a pretext and a ruse, and that something else is at play here.

How convincing do you find Pope Francis’ comparison (in his accompanying letter to bishops) between his new measures and those adopted by St Pius V in 1570?

The time of Second Vatican Council and the so-called “conciliar” Church has been characterized by an openness to a diversity and inclusivity of spiritualities and local liturgical expressions, along with a rejection of the principle of a uniformity in the liturgical praxis of the Church. Throughout history, the true pastoral attitude has been one of tolerance and respect towards a diversity of liturgical forms, provided they express the integrity of the Catholic Faith, the dignity and sacredness of the ritual forms, and that they bear true spiritual fruit in the lives of the faithful. In the past, the Roman Church acknowledged the diversity of expressions in its lex orandi. In the apostolic constitution promulgating the Tridentine Liturgy, Quo Primum (1570), Pope Pius V, in approving all those liturgical expressions of the Roman Church that were more than two hundred years old, recognized them as an equally worthy and legitimate expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Church. In this bull, Pope Pius V stated that he in no wise rescinds other legitimate liturgical expressions within the Roman Church. The liturgical form of the Roman Church that was valid until the reform of Paul VI did not arise with Pius V, but was substantially unchanged even centuries before the Council of Trent. The first printed edition of the Missale Romanum dates back to 1470, thus one hundred years before the missal published by Pius V. The order of Mass of both missals is almost identical; the difference lies more in secondary elements, such as the calendar, number of prefaces, and more precise rubrical norms.

Pope Francis’ new Motu Proprio is also deeply concerning in that it manifests an attitude of discrimination against an almost one thousand-year-old liturgical form of the Catholic Church. The Church has never rejected that which, over the span of many centuries, has expressed sacredness, doctrinal precision and spiritual richness, and been exalted by many popes, great theologians (e.g. St Thomas Aquinas) and numerous saints. The peoples of Western and, in part, of Eastern Europe, of Northern and Southern Europe, of the Americas, Africa, and Asia were evangelized and doctrinally and spiritually formed by the traditional Roman Rite, and these peoples found in that rite their spiritual and liturgical home. Pope John Paul II gave an example of a sincere appreciation of the traditional form of the Mass, when he said: “In the Roman Missal, called ‘of St. Pius V,’ as in various Eastern Liturgies, there are beautiful prayers with which the priest expresses the deepest sense of humility and reverence before the holy mysteries: they reveal the very substance of any liturgy” (Message to Participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, September 21, 2001).

It would go against the true spirit of the Church of all ages to now express contempt for this liturgical form, to label it as “divisive” and as something dangerous for the unity of the Church, and to issue norms aimed at making this form disappear in time. The norms enshrined in Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio seek to unmercifully rip out of the souls and lives of so many Catholics the traditional liturgy, which in itself is holy and represents the spiritual homeland of these Catholics. With this Motu Proprio, Catholics who today have been spiritually nourished and formed by the traditional liturgy of Holy Mother Church, will no longer experience the Church as a mother but rather as a “stepmother,” consistent with Pope Francis’ own description: “A mother who criticizes, who speaks ill of her children is not a mother! I believe you say “stepmother” in Italian…. She isn’t a mother” (Address to Consecrated Men and Women of the diocese of Rome, May 16, 2015)

Pope Francis’ apostolic letter was issued on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of Carmelites (such as St. Thérèse of Lisieux), who pray especially for priests. In light of the new measures, what would you say to diocesan seminarians and young priests who had hoped to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass?

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger spoke about the limitation of the powers of the pope regarding the liturgy, with this illuminating explanation: “The pope is not an absolute monarch whose will is law; rather, he is the guardian of the authentic Tradition and, thereby, the premier guarantor of obedience. He cannot do as he likes, and he is thereby able to oppose those people who, for their part, want to do whatever comes into their head. His rule is not that of arbitrary power, but that of obedience in faith. That is why, with respect to the Liturgy, he has the task of a gardener, not that of a technician who builds new machines and throws the old ones on the junk-pile. The “rite”, that form of celebration and prayer which has ripened in the faith and the life of the Church, is a condensed form of living Tradition in which the sphere using that rite expresses the whole of its faith and its prayer, and thus at the same time the fellowship of generations one with another becomes something we can experience, fellowship with the people who pray before us and after us. Thus the rite is something of benefit that is given to the Church, a living form of paradosis, the handing-on of Tradition.” (Preface to “The Organic Development of the Liturgy.  The Principles of Liturgical Reform and Their Relation to the Twentieth-century Liturgical Movement Prior to the Second Vatican Council” by Dom Alcuin Reid, San Francisco 2004). 

The traditional Mass is a treasure that belongs to the entire Church, since it has been celebrated and deeply regarded and loved by priests and saints for at least a thousand years. In fact, the traditional form of the Mass was almost identical for centuries before the publication of the Missal of Pope Pius V in 1570. An almost one thousand-year-old valid and highly esteemed liturgical treasure is not the private property of a pope, which he can freely dispose of. Therefore, seminarians and young priests must ask for the right to use this common treasure of the Church, and should they be denied this right, they can use it nevertheless, perhaps in a clandestine manner. This would not be an act of disobedience, but rather of obedience to Holy Mother Church, who has given us this liturgical treasure. The firm rejection of an almost one thousand-year-old liturgical form by Pope Francis represents, in fact, a short-lived phenomenon compared to the constant spirit and praxis of the Church.

Your Excellency, what has been your impression thus far of the implementation of “Traditionis Custodes”?

Within a few short days, diocesan bishops and even an entire bishops’ conference have already begun a systematic suppression of any celebration of the traditional form of the Holy Mass. These new “liturgy-inquisitors” have displayed an astonishingly rigid clericalism, similar to that described and lamented by Pope Francis, when he said: “There is that spirit of clericalism in the Church, which one feels: the clerics feel themselves superior, the clerics turn away from the people, the clerics always say: ‘this is done like this, like this, like this, and you go away!’” (Daily meditation in the Holy Mass from December 13, 2016).

Pope Francis’ anti-traditional Motu Proprio shares some similarities with the fateful and extremely rigid liturgical decisions made by the Russian-Orthodox Church under Patriarch Nikon of Moscow between 1652 and 1666. This eventually led to a lasting schism known as the “Old Ritualists” (in Russian: staroobryadtsy), who maintained the liturgical and ritual practices of the Russian Church as they were before the reforms of Patriarch Nikon. Resisting the accommodation of Russian piety to the contemporary forms of Greek Orthodox worship, these Old Ritualists were anathematized, together with their ritual, in a Synod of 1666–67, producing a division between the Old Ritualists and those who followed the state church in its condemnation of the Old Rite. Today the Russian-Orthodox Church regrets the drastic decisions of Patriarch Nikon, for if the norms he implemented had been truly pastoral and allowed the use of the old rite, there would not have been a centuries-long schism, with many unnecessary and cruel sufferings.

In our own day we are witnessing ever more celebrations of the Holy Mass, which have become a platform for promoting the sinful lifestyle of homosexuality—the so called “LGBT-Masses,” an expression which in itself is already a blasphemy. Such Masses are tolerated by the Holy See and many bishops. What is urgently needed is a Motu Proprio with strict norms suppressing the practice of such “LGBT-Masses,” since they are an outrage to the divine majesty, a scandal to the faithful (the little ones), and an injustice towards sexually active homosexual persons, who by such celebrations are confirmed in their sins, and whose eternal salvation is thereby being put in danger. 

And yet a number of bishops, particularly in the United States but also elsewhere, such as in France, have supported the faithful of their diocese who are attached to the Traditional Latin Mass. What would you say to encourage these your brother bishops? And what attitude ought the faithful to have toward their bishops, many of whom were themselves surprised by the document?

These bishops have shown a true apostolic and pastoral attitude, as those who are “shepherds with the smell of the sheep.” I would encourage these and many other bishops to continue with such a noble pastoral attitude. Let neither the praises of men nor the fear of men move them, but only the greater glory of God, and the greater spiritual benefit of souls and their eternal salvation. For their part, the faithful should demonstrate toward these bishops, gratitude and filial respect and love. 

What effect do you think the Motu Proprio will have?

Pope Francis’s new Motu Proprio is ultimately a pyrrhic victory and will have a boomerang effect. The many Catholic families and ever-growing number of young people and priests—particularly young priests—who attend the traditional Mass, will not be able to allow their conscience to be violated by such a drastic administrative act. Telling these faithful and priests that they must simply be obedient to these norms will ultimately not work with them, because they understand that a call to obedience loses its power when the aim is to suppress the traditional form of the liturgy, the great liturgical treasure of the Roman Church. 

In time, a worldwide chain of catacomb-Masses will surely arise, as happens in times of emergency and persecution. We may in fact witness an era of clandestine traditional Masses, similar to that so impressively depicted by Aloysius O’Kelly in his painting, “Mass in Connemara (Ireland) during Penal Times.” Or perhaps we shall live through a time similar to that described by St Basil the Great, when traditional Catholics were persecuted by a liberal Arian episcopate in the fourth century. St. Basil wrote: “The mouths of true believers are dumb, while every blasphemous tongue wags free; holy things are trodden under foot; the better laity shun the churches as schools of impiety; and lift their hands in the deserts with sighs and tears to their Lord in heaven. Even you must have heard what is going on in most of our cities, how our people with wives and children and even our old men stream out before the walls, and offer their prayers in the open air, putting up with all the inconvenience of the weather with great patience, and waiting for help from the Lord” (Letter 92).

The admirable, harmonious and quite spontaneous spread and continuous growth of the traditional form of the Mass, in almost every country of the world, even in the most remote lands, is undoubtedly the work of the Holy Spirit, and a true sign of our time. This form of the liturgical celebration bears true spiritual fruits, especially in the life of the youth and converts to the Catholic Church, since many of the latter were attracted to the Catholic faith precisely by the irradiating power of this treasure of the Church. Pope Francis and the other bishops who will execute his Motu Proprio should earnestly consider the wise counsel of Gamaliel, and ask themselves if they actually are fighting against a work of God: “In the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this undertaking is of men, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” (Acts 5:38-39). May Pope Francis reconsider, with a view to eternity, his drastic and tragic act, and courageously and humbly retract this new Motu Proprio, recalling his own words: “In truth, the Church shows her fidelity to the Holy Spirit in as much as she does not try to control or tame him.” (Homily at the Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Istanbul, Saturday, November 29, 2014)

For the time being, many Catholic families, young people and priests on every continent are now weeping, for the Pope—their spiritual father—has deprived them of the spiritual nourishment of the traditional Mass, which has so greatly strengthened their faith and their love for God, for Holy Mother Church and for the Apostolic See. They may, for a time, “[go] out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, but they shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with them” (Psalm 126:6). 

These families, young people and priests could address to Pope Francis these or similar words: “Most Holy Father, give us back that great liturgical treasure of the Church. Do not treat us as your second-class children.Do not violate our consciences by forcing us into a single and exclusive liturgical form, you who always proclaimed to the entire world the necessity of diversity, pastoral accompaniment, and of respect for conscience. Do not listen to those representatives of a rigid clericalism who counseled you to carry out such an unmerciful action. Be a true family father, who “brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old” (Mt 13:52). If you will hear our voice, on the day of your judgment before God, we will be your best intercessors.

Prophecy being fulfilled: Changing the meaning of the Holy Eucharist.

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Yesterday morning, I received an email from a dear friend and fellow comrade in Jesus’ Mission to Save Souls. The heading of his email was: Pope Francis ‘Changes Meaning of Eucharist’.

That set off alarm bells because that this will occur (the meaning of the Eucharist will be changed) is prophesied in the Book of Truth, using these same words. This was not ‘the official event’ but a warning of what’s to come.

The following introduction comes from TFP (The American Society for the Defence of Tradition, Family and Property) for an article entitled: For Pope Francis, the Holy Eucharist Is the “Bread of Sinners,” for Saint Thomas Aquinas, It Is “Panis Angelorum” written by Luiz Sérgio Solimeo.

“Pope Francis took advantage of the commemoration of the Feast of Corpus Christi recently to change the meaning of the Sacrament of the Eucharist into one entirely contrary to the Church’s perennial teaching. Thus, changing the poetic but theologically safe formulation of Saint Thomas, he transforms the designation “Bread of Angels” into “Bread of sinners.” (Source: American TFP, June 23, 2021.)

And he apparently did this on the solemn Feast of Corpus Christi (the Feast Day celebrating Christ’s Body and Blood), making it a particular insult.

Why can the Eucharist not be called the “bread of sinners”?

The answer to this question is quite simple. It is not the bread of sinners because we may not be in a state of sin, when we receive this Sacrament. St. Paul clearly admonishes us in 1 Corinthians 11 to receive this Sacrament worthily by examining our conscience thoroughly. If there is any stain of sin in us, we must first renounce it completely and seek absolution from all serious sin. We must be living new lives in Christ. While St Paul admonishes the sins of that Corinth church community, whose members were treating communion as if it’s just another community meal, there are much in his exhortation that applies to us, as well:

1 Corinthians 11 (Douay Rheims Edition)

11 Be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ.

Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me: and keep my ordinances as I have delivered them to you…

17 Now this I ordain: not praising you, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse.

18 For first of all I hear that when you come together in the church, there are schisms among you; and in part, I believe it.

19 For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved, may be made manifest among you.

20 When you come therefore together into one place, it is not now to eat the Lord’s supper

22 What, have you not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God; and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I praise you? In this I praise you not.

23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread.

24 And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me.

25 In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me.

26 For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come.

27 Therefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice.

29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.

30 Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you, and many sleep.

31 But if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

32 But whilst we are judged, we are chastised by the Lord, that we be not condemned with this world.

34 … And the rest I will set in order, when I come.

What does St Paul mean by infirm, weak or asleep? He means spiritually, as well as physically. These followers of Christ are not well; spiritually infirm, because they show in their behaviour that Christ’s death has no effect- they do not truly believe Who He is and why He came. They do not truly believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Our Lord, at all! This is clear from the blithe and wavering way in which they act towards the most solemn and holy celebration of Christ’s Great Sacrifice. There is no guarantee of salvation for them. They do not behave as if Christ is The Lord, or as if this Sacrament is His Body and Blood, poured out for them, for their salvation. Therefore, they profit not from this Sacrament, but instead bring The Lord’s judgement upon themselves. They would not be in this state if they had examined what they do and why they do it and approached the Lord for His forgiveness and grace, reforming their lives as worthy servants of the one True Master; refraining from the Sacrament until they can truly call Him, ‘Lord’.

What does Bergoglio mean by calling it the bread of sinners?

By calling the Holy Eucharist ‘the bread of sinners’, and particularly when we look at it within the context of other lies and false teachings he has proclaimed, Bergoglio makes it clear that he means any sinners at all, in any state, should approach the Eucharist. What he omits, is important too- he fails to talk to emphasize the Sacrament of Confession, with appropriate contrition and firm purpose of amendment of life. This careless state of sinfulness in approaching God, is the exact opposite state to that which St Paul and Our Lord Himself taught- and even is in opposition to the stories of the Old Testament which testify to the Holiness of God in His Covenant and Holy Tabernacle. (See 1 Chronicles 13:9-12). The following examples will make clear Bergoglio’s consistent teaching.

How do we know that Bergoglio means serious sinners?

The first and immediate example which Bergoglio himself gives, after proclaiming that sinners should receive Christ in Communion, is a horrid and evil misrepresentation of Judas as a recipient of Divine Mercy! Blithely forgiven, without repentance, without acceptance of Jesus as Lord of all heaven and earth and without even needing to ask for forgiveness. This horrible twisting of the story of Judas Iscariot, as I had read previously , makes me feel very upset; indignant and aggrieved, angry even- for those who may be led astray by this! I cannot let it rest until I have put it right and explained how very wrong it is.

Bergoglio gives Judas as his own ‘fitting example’  to encourage ‘sinners’ to receive Jesus in any state of sin, serious ones…even the worst type. This is the clue as to where this doctrine comes from: the bowels of hell.

Why is Judas not a worthy example of anything, other than ‘just condemnation’?

Meditate on this:

Judas who deliberately chooses to receive of Jesus’ in His Most Holy and Solemn Sacrament of Love,

during It’s institution on Holy Thursday,

and doing so while having already committed to betraying Him,

and who leaves directly afterwards, (John 13: 30)

to collect silver, in place of Jesus, in his life;

the man whom scripture tells us that, directly after Judas took the piece of bread, Satan enters him

and is the man who then follows through with his evil plan and willingly betrays Jesus with a kiss– giving Him up to certain death.

This man, filled with Satan…What communion can Satan have with The Lord God of all?! Between Satan and God, there is no union possible.

What does Jesus think of Judas?

Judas and Jesus hand in bowlDirectly before this, at the Last Supper, Jesus explicitly warns his apostles, (in John 13: 16-20) that “no servant is greater than his master, no messenger is greater than the man who sent him. Now that you know this, happiness will be yours if you behave accordingly. I am not talking about all of you: I know the ones I have chosen; but what scripture says must be fulfilled: Someone who shares my table, rebels against me.” He clearly specifies that those who welcome him as the Messiah, welcome God Himself. But Scripture tells us next that Jesus was troubled in spirit and declares that: “I tell you most solemnly, one of you will betray me.” (John 13: 21)

Earlier on, Jesus had explained at length to all His disciples, through His Eucharistic exhortation in John Ch. 6: 25-70 , that only those who welcome Him as God and keep the Father’s Commands (v 45):- those who really believe: they will have eternal life, (v 47) but he also warned that “there are some of you who do not believe.’ He is not pointing out Judas in that moment, but some Pharisees who were supposedly there to follow Him, but who did not really believe.  Again it tells us, “And Jesus knew from the outset, those who did not believe and who it was that would betray him.” (v 64) Many then leave, because the teaching on the Eucharist is too hard for them to accept. Jesus lets them go and then insists on His teaching even more firmly, as a deal breaker, so to speak. He challenges the disciples as to what they will believe. “Will you go, too?

Peter then makes a moving and definitive statement of faith, representing those who show themselves as worthy by fully accepting all that Jesus teaches, whether they understand it or not. “Lord, to whom shall we go? Only you have the words of life eternal- and we have believed and known that you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” (John 6: v 66-69) Jesus then again makes a point of delineating them from Judas, saying, “Didn’t I choose you, the twelve? And yet, one of you is a devil!” (John 6:61-71). If what God thinks, is not yet clear, read on…

The Fate of Judases

When Jesus gives Himself in the lasting Sacrament of the Eucharist, that holy Passover night, foretelling His death, He also foretells the fate of Judas.

“And yet, here with me, on the table, is the hand of the man who betrays me. The Son of Man does indeed go to his fate, even as it has been decreed, but alas for that man by whom he is betrayed!”

The Gospel of Mark adds one more dire line spoken from Jesus, which seals the fate of Judas:

“Better for that man if he had never been born.” (Mark 14: 21).

There is only one reason that it would be better never to have been born and that is to end up in hell for all eternity. This is perennial and undisputed Catholic teaching on Judas since the beginning.

This evil, seductive deception of Bergoglio perturbs me very much. This Judas analogy is a basis for all error. He tries to set up a false narrative, which is not of the Gospels, to build a false and immortally dangerous premise, which is that God is all merciful and all people (no matter how sinful) are therefore, forgiven and saved automatically, without any renunciation of sin. He has, moreover, actually enshrined a heretical painting of Jesus ministering to the dead body of Judas over his desk. He allowed the publication of a double page newspaper story spreading the horrendous heresy through Judas. So Judas is used once again to betray Jesus– at the hand of the man who shares His table. Both in the Vatican newspaper and from his own mouth, in Bergoglio’s sermon on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Jesus Judas Heretical Interpretation

Other information and analysis on the Judas picture and story can be found here: https://traditioninaction.org/RevolutionPhotos/A930-Jud2.htm

Or here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/why-is-there-a-painting-of-a-nude-jesus-ministering-to-judas-in-pope-francis-study

This sort of heresy has been prophesied in the Book of Truth. Read this message here: https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1330/

Luiz Sérgio Solimeo’s article, which brought all this to my attention, is below:

In the above article, what Luiz does, is bring in to context, this puzzling statement about the so called ‘bread of sinners’ in order to understand what Bergoglio means by it. I agree with him that this is where the answer lies. All the other actions and statements that PF has made on the Eucharist and on Reconciliation, as well as predestination, become part of this undermining of teaching; the Anti-Magisterium, with which he sways souls away from ‘rigidity’ (which is really ‘purity’) towards an undermining and outright destruction of the teachings about sin -and salvation in particular, to change it to one where men can now forgive themselves because ‘ we are all sinners’.

Proof of Bergoglio’s meaning through additional information he provides:

  1. His words and actions in the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, he opened in a footnote the possibility for people living in adultery to receive Holy Communion, even while being in an objective state of grave sin.8. This, of course, is against St Paul’s teaching which is that no one should approach the table of the Lord unworthily because in doing so, he drinks condemnation on himself. 1 Corinthians 11: 27 – 29

He also publicly accepted the interpretation of the Argentine bishops which spoke of allowing ‘absolution’ without firm purpose of amendment and the reception of Holy Communion, while still remaining in sin. This is sacrilege and reveals those who do not truly believe and obey the teachings of the Gospel, preferring their own reasoning instead, to that of the Master.

  1. In response to the official Dubia, which explains the seven heretical propositions inherent in Amoris Laetitia, Bergoglio chooses silence, rather than to defend and reaffirm the true teachings of Faith. This again shows that the heresy (and resulting sacrilege) does not worry him because Truth is the last priority when you are intent on changing worldwide, traditional beliefs about the Eucharist, (slowly over time, of course) to form a new understanding; one where ‘its only a bit of bread’ as he said to one remarried woman, where its available to all ‘sinners’ (as is salvation) as ‘a remedy for the weak, not a prize for the perfect’, where sin is a natural weakness to be overlooked and tolerated and where all sorts of sins are accepted, condoned and acknowledged in churches and in/through the Sacraments as a sign of unity. He does this where, instead, St Paul warns us in holy scripture:  “How much more severely do you think one deserves to be punished who has trampled on the Son of God, profaned the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and insulted the Spirit of grace?” Hebrews 10:29.
  2. In response to atheists and pagan idolators, Bergoglio has clearly shown by his choice of actions that those who condone sin, in an open and unrestricted way, including the sexually rebellious, spiritually wayward, progressive, humanist, abortion promoting, the rich and infamous, are to be promoted and favoured with his attention- through special honours, privileged audiences, ‘blessings’ and promotional positions within his courts. Those he criticises, demotes, banishes, disbands, re-educates and restricts are good and faithful priests, bishops and cardinals and the ‘rigid’ young who promote and evangelise the Truth through traditional pious practices, including the celebration of Mass, Adoration, Pro-life and Rosary rallies.
  3. According to Bergoglio, in ex-cathedra statements, which make up part of his ordinary magisterium, Bergoglio has purportedly said that all atheists will ‘meet us there’ in heaven, just by ‘doing good’ (ie. in his infamous Scalfari interviews) the cross was a failure, homosexuals cannot be judged, ‘no one can be condemned forever’ because that’s not the logic of the Gospel and truly evil souls simply disappear- there is no hell. Judas and Pf pic.jpg

What this battle is really about:

This article at https://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2021/06/22/biden-the-eucharist-and-the-bishops-what-is-at-stake/ describes what is at stake, or how the argument should be correctly framed, summarised in the final paragraph:

“The battle about “Eucharistic coherence” is not about President Biden.  It is not about “weaponizing the Eucharist” as Archbishop McElroy has claimed. (He should ponder St. Paul’s words in I Corinthians 11:27ff.)  Neither is it about opinions about how the Church should function in a militantly secular society.  The battle is about whether the Catholic Church will remain faithful to the Tradition, at whose heart is the person of Jesus Christ as the Way, the Truth and the Life…” (emphases mine).

Furthermore, due to the warnings of Our Lord through prophecy, we know exactly where Bergoglio is headed with his small, subtle changing of teachings about the Holy Eucharist. It is to bring about a gradual, sliding destruction of the Faith in what It Is (the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord, imparting supernatural life to the soul for eternal Salvation) and a building of a new faith around that which It is not:–  mere bread as a symbol of unity among sinners, united in fraternal Marxism, to celebrate their automatic salvation, because truth is relative and the here and now is all that truly matters!

Currently, Bergoglio has perpetuated many untruths which change perceptions and understandings about the Holy Eucharist, towards evil ends. But these are just the starting point. His final aim is replacement. After these new understandings start to take root everywhere, like a cancer, he will subtly change the words of the Consecration and Christ will no longer be present. Let all those who scoff, take note.

The Book of Truth prophecies in this message are being fulfilled:

(Excerpts from message given by Jesus on 6 October 2013 @ 11:20pm- Message 0930)

*Note that the false prophet refers to Bergoglio, who calls himself Pope Francis.

My dearly beloved daughter, the voice of the false prophet* roars about all that is sacred in My Church. Little, however, will be said about the importance of upholding God’s Teachings, Sacraments and the Proclamation of the Truth. Instead, you will see diversions…and this will be deemed to be your first task as servants of God.

As servants and followers of God in the Church, your first allegiance is to the Truth of what I told you… My Church on Earth has a much bigger role, which was sworn to Me. This includes the teaching of the Truth in everything I taught you and you will do this, if you truly love Me…

Very shortly, statues, relics, posters, cups and large commissioned paintings will be made of the false prophet to be placed in Churches everywhere. His image, along with the antichrist, in time, will adorn many public places…This will create a new form of false evangelism, and because it will appeal to a modern secular society, it will attract admirers from all over the world.

Not one word will condone the importance of the Holy Sacraments, as they were given to the world or the important Graces, which they yield. Instead, each will be played down – extra meanings added, in order to appeal to those who deny them as they are. This will be in the hope that the abomination of the desecration of My Sacraments will be offered to as many people as possible, to take them away from God, so that the enemies of God can complete their pact with the devil.

The devil will deceive many who belong to My Church in this time in history…

 My Teachings will be twisted in order to destroy My Church and steal those souls closest to Me. Millions will accept the lies, without a care in the world. You must pray for them in the hope that they will realise, in time, that something is wrong.

When I appoint leaders and when a chosen soul has been appointed to spread My Holy Word, within My Church on Earth, the Truth is always straightforward, clear, concise, and straight to the point. When you are being lied to, through the influence of the spirit of evil, you will become confused. Phrases won’t make sense. So-called improvements, presented by enemies within My Church, mean that the Truth is not ‘good enough.’

My Word, My Sacraments, My Teachings do not need to be improved upon, for they came from Me. I Am God. I Am Perfect. My Word remains forever. Any man who tampers with My Most Holy Word is an enemy of God. My Anger is great at this time and any man who treats My Body, the Most Holy Eucharist, with disrespect and says he leads My people, know that this is untrue. I would never request a leader in My Church to change the Word of God, by introducing new meanings or new interpretations. This could never be.

Your Jesus.

So that’s the real purpose of the Judas story and the urging to receive the Eucharist as if it is the bread of sinners.  Pope Francis changing the meaning of the Eucharist by a phrase and a story to introduce heresy and lead souls to hell.

The Book of Truth also warns what new understandings of the Eucharist will eventuate:

  • My True Church will be thrown out of Rome and will have to endure a number of years of desolation. 28 September 2013 @ 3:23pm

“…Soon, all pagan feasts and festivals will be integrated within the Catholic Churches everywhere. Pagans and those who hate God will be invited onto the altars in front of the tabernacles. This feast will be declared to be the new form of Communion – all God’s children joining together in order to respect each other’s beliefs and human rights. You, My followers, will be asked to show respect for those who want to destroy My Presence in the Holy Eucharist. You will be accused of being anti-Christian if you do not embrace paganism. This is how you will all be fooled. This is how I, Jesus Christ, will be desecrated. They will do the same in schools, in order to banish Christianity. They will do the same in political circles, when everything to do with Me will be wiped out. No other religion will be targeted with such hatred. Christianity, because it is the Truth, will be destroyed …” 

See complete message at :   https://missionofsalvation.com/Message-0925/

  • “…Christians will soon be banned from practicing their faith in public places, in schools, in colleges, until eventually in the Temples of God.  … This will come about in the most cunning way, where millions will be deceived, with little notice paid, as every single detail of the Word, as it is now, will change, but this will pass quietly. …. It will be the Christians, who will be made to idolize paganism, which will be carefully presented as a new church and which will embrace a new form of ‘communion’a church for everyone – where I, Jesus Christ, will not feature.  (18 April 2014 @ 11:24pm)

See complete message at: https://missionofsalvation.com/Message-1102/

See our previous articles on the Eucharist at:

  • The Importance of the Eucharist: Part 1 – Our Lady’s Apparitions

https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2020/09/06/the-importance-of-the-eucharist-part-1-our-ladys-apparitions/

  • The Importance of the Eucharist: Part 2 – What did Vatican II do to belief in the True Presence?

https://wordpress.com/post/remnantdisciplesjtm.com/18011

 As and from this year, My Crosses will begin to disappear …” (18 April 2014 @ 11:24pm)

More Messages about the Eucharist:

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0132/

 https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0413/

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 Stay true to Christ.

 

“…Jesus Christ, cries tears of great sorrow at the way in which He is to be betrayed…”

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Pope Francis and the Holy weeks over which he presides: Prophecy being fulfilled

It seems as if each year we can expect some sort of mockery and/or aberration of the Holy Week customs and ceremonies. This year, it started before Holy Week. Lent began by an order from the Vatican ‘not to sign people with the Sign of the Cross’ when administering the ashes. And note, of course, that Holy Water is still not available to us – we know the excuse, but here in Australia, we have no more community transmissions, everything is almost back to normal – why not Holy Water?? Could it be that by removing Holy Water fonts from the entrance of churches, billions of signs of the cross each day have been eradicated, usually made by people entering our Holy Places. Removing holy water also removes the its power against the demons.  The evil one must be laughing at his own cunning and our gullibility, and our lack of holy courage.

The Traditional Rite according to the Roman Missal

According to the Rite of the roman Missal, the rite of foot washing on Holy Thursday was performed by a bishop washing the feet of some of his priests within a Cathedral or other significant Church as it was symbolic and representative of Jesus’ act; as close as possible, in imitation. This is what the popes had done over the years- and bishops.

From the reform of Pius XII it was then able to be led by priests enacting in accordance with the rubrics of the Roman Missal; allowing 12 men to be chosen and the Mass to be celebrated in the Evening – see  (http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/pope-changes-rules-for-washing-of-the-feet-on-holy-thursday) quoting  Arthur Roche (the Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments) explaining as now going:

“beyond the rather clerical and reserved sense, taking place in the public assembly with the direction for ‘twelve men’ which makes it more explicitly an imitative sign, almost a sacred representation, that facilitates what Jesus did, and had in mind, on the first Holy Thursday.” Furthermore, these men were to be chosen from among “the people of God”.

So, the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday, up until a few years ago, looked like this:

Keeping this in mind, read the prophecies below, and the ways in which, each year, PF has deliberately changed the traditional practices, based on Christ’s actions.

The Prophecies

  • Book of Truth: 3 January 2015 @ 5:05pm

Mother of Salvation: Many substitutions will take place until the new religion is eventually formed

My dear children, the face of my Son’s Church on earth will change beyond recognition and will be substituted by one, which is not of my Son. Substitution after substitution will evolve as the Teachings of my Son will be turned upside down and replaced with false secular doctrines.

my Son’s Church will become part of a political movement on a grand scale…

See complete message at: https://missionofsalvation.com/Message-1302/

 

  • Book of Truth (29 March 2013 @ 7:00pm Message # 3 on Good Friday)

“Today I was betrayed….” 

“My dearly beloved daughter when Judas Iscariot betrayed Me, he held My Head and kissed me on the cheek. When those who lead My Church say they love Me, and then betray Me, you will see, clearly, their kiss of betrayal.

Not at My Feet will they fall.  It will not be My Feet they kiss, but those of My servants, My followers, My sinners. …”

See complete message at: https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0747/

  • Also see prophecy dated 8 April 2014 @ 8:20pm: “You will know these traitors by their symbolic gestures, which insult My Divinity”.

See it at: https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1094/

Because of these prophecies, we have come to expect some sort of mockery/ change in Holy Week:

Note that it is not only the rubrics of the washing of the feet, but also the setting: that it is not done in a holy place, least of all at St Peter’s, which surely should be the Holy site of choice, being the seat of St Peter.

2013:

  • First Pope Francis, straight after his (illicit) election in 2013 in a youth detention centre, broke away from tradition when it was not conducted in St Peter’s basilica or St John Lateran’s basilica. He also departed from tradition, in that he did not wash the feet of 12 priests.
  • 2014:

In 2014, Francis visited Don Gnocchi, a center for the elderly and disabled. On that occasion, the participants in the foot-washing ritual ranged in age from 16 to 86, and several were in wheelchairs with their feet swollen or disfigured. Four of them were women”. Not men. https://time.com/67081/pope-francis-washes-feet-easter/

So after flouting the rubrics, he decided to issue a decree allowing women to take part.  He said they are now officially part of the people of God. His emphasis is on humanism -shows that he is trying to put gender equality first – he is tugging at our heart strings to raise the plight of the poor, the sick and the elderly… BUT the emphasis should be on what Christ did on Holy Thursday. 

2015:

In 2015, the Washing of the feet involved more inmates, this time from Rebibbia prison in Rome in 2015.

(CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters):

2016:

  • PF washed and kissed the feet of refugees at a refugee shelter. The 12 incarcerated prisoners, included Muslim, Orthodox, Hindu and Catholic refugees. This was a further break from tradition, when it included women and girls and non-Christians, outside of the rules of the Roman Missal. The Missal says that the people must be pre-chosen from the people of God. ( See prophecy above: ‘Not at My Feet….)

These gestures represented humanism and the equality of religions. PF even said “we are all children of the same God. As reported by The Washington Post . https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/03/25/children-of-the-same-god-pope-francis-washes-the-feet-of-muslim-migrants/

2017:

Pope Francis washed the feet of Paliano prisoners 14th April and told them, “we are all sinners”.

2018:

On Good Friday, at the Adoration of the Cross ceremony, Francis did not kiss the feet of Jesus on the Cross, as prescribed by the rubrics. But the previous day, at the foot washing ceremony of Holy Thursday, he had washed and kissed the feet of people including 2 Moslems and a Buddhist. Kissing the feet was not meant to be a part of the ceremony. It was yet another substitution, which he began last year. After the feet are washed, they are dried.

The next day, on Good Friday, 2018, he fulfilled the prophecy of 2013 (see prophecy above: ‘…Judas kissed Me on the cheek…kiss of betrayal..‘) when he did not kiss Jesus’ feet at the Adoration of the Cross, but His face

See this at: See https://twitter.com/EdwardPentin/status/979843084895838209

See our original article in 2018 at: https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=10749&action=edi

See the complete message  and prophecy at:   https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0747/

2019:

Francis kissed the feet of the South Sudan political leaders. (See prophecy above re “political leaders”)  https://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2019/04/12/showtime-francis-kneels-to-kiss-feet-of-south-sudan-politicians/ ) 

2020:

Holy week ceremonies were celebrated without the presence of the Faithful due to “health concerns”. Churches were closed and the faithful locked out!!

2021:

This year, many things occurred during Holy Week:

First of all, what saddened me was the Stations of the Cross, which focussed not on the passion and suffering of Jesus, caused by our sins, but on children’s concerns. The prayers merely reinforced an attitude of “poor me”. These prayers did not display to children, that it is Jesus, whom they should be contemplating, and offering their love to, and recognizing the immense Love He has for us. It is teaching children to focus on themselves. Besides all this, the petitions, such as bed-wetting, etc are an immense trivialization and mockery of the Sufferings of Christ. PF held these Stations at an all but empty St. Peter’s Square.

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Secondly, Pope Francis ‘sermon about Judas directly refutes the Catholic Church’s stance and the words of Jesus Himself. The newspaper of the Holy See, L’Osservatore Romano, dedicated the first three pages of its Maundy Thursday edition to praising Judas Iscariot! It involves a picture of a naked Jesus bending over and tenderly ministering to dead Judas’ body. During his Mass at Santa Marta on Wednesday of Holy Week, Francis stated that Christ himself never called Judas “traitor”:

Quote from https://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/m055_Judas.htm

The Church always taught that Christ was offering Judas a last chance to dissuade him from committing his heinous crime. But Judas rejected that chance. St. Augustine says that he received this sublime invitation to avoid his own perdition but he rejected it and persisted in his evil purpose.

It is Our Lord Jesus Christ himself who refers to Judas as a damned soul. Christ speaks of the Apostles, saying: “I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost, except the son of perdition. (John 17:12)

Strong definitive words from the lips of Christ!

About the betrayal of Judas St. Mark reports: “And when they were at table and eating, Jesus said: Amen I say to you, one of you who eateth with me shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one: Is it I? And He answered them and said: One of the twelve, who dippeth his hand with me in the dish.

“And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him if that man had not been born. (Mk 14: 18-21)
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Thirdly, the Sacred and Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper was celebrated in the apartment (private chapel) of a cardinal accused of embezzlement. It was described as an “act of Mercy”. It is highly inappropriate. It should have been in a public place – (St Peter’s would be most fitting) – not a “private chapel”, of one who had been stripped of his status as cardinal. Where was PF for his supposed ‘flock’ at that time?

Finally  

from Book of Truth: https://missionofsalvation.com/Message-1302/ 

“…It will take time before all of these changes will come about but the seeds have been planted. All religion will be united as one and then merged with governments as part of a new global unit and they will lead the way until the man of sin enters it to take up his seat. Many substitutions will take place until the new religion is eventually formed and it will proclaim everything that appears, on the surface, to be for the good of all.

Pray, pray, pray dear children for the strength to endure the pain, which will ensue. My Son, Jesus Christ, cries tears of great sorrow at the way in which He is to be betrayed and for the souls who will be lost to Him on the way.  It will be up to His loyal sacred servants to steer the ship, which will keep His True Church on course as it sails into choppy and stormy waters. But please be assured that every good grace will be accorded to those who remain true to the Saviour and Redeemer of the world during these harrowing and difficult times.

Your beloved Mother
Mother of Salvation.”

Each year, more evidence that the Book of Truth prophecies regarding Holy Week being used to mock Christ, and make substitutions have taken place. For those whose eyes are open…

The Rock of St Peter

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ON THE FEAST OF THE CHAIR OF ST. PETER THE APOSTLE

I was passing through a trade fair when I came across a “Christian Cowboy” booth. Sitting on a ledge were a stack of NIV bibles with a snapshot of horses on the cover. I picked one up, then looked at the three men in front of me grinning proudly beneath the brim of their Stetsons.

“Thank you for spreading the Word, brothers,” I said, returning their smiles. “I’m a Catholic evangelist myself.” And with that, their faces dropped, their smiles now forced. The oldest of the three cowboys, a man I venture in his sixties, suddenly blurted out, “Huh. What’s that?”

I knew exactly what I was in for.

“A Catholic evangelist is someone who preaches the Gospel, that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

“Well, then you better stop worshipping Mary…”

And with that, the man launched into a tirade on how the Catholic Church is not the real Church, a mere invention about 1500 years ago; that she is fomenting a “new world order”, and Pope Francis is calling for a “one world religion”… [1] I tried to respond to his accusations, but he would always cut me off mid-sentence. After 10 minutes of an uncomfortable exchange, I finally said to him, “Sir, if you think I’m lost, then perhaps you ought to try winning my soul rather than an argument.”

At that, one of the young cowboys piped up. “Can I buy ya a coffee?” And with that, we escaped to the food court.

He was a pleasant fellow—a stark contrast to his haughty colleague. He began to ask me questions on my Catholic faith. Clearly, he had been studying the arguments against Catholicism, but with an open mind. Quickly, Peter became the center of our discussion. [2]

He began, “When Jesus said, ‘You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church,’ the Greek manuscript says, ‘You are Petros and on this petra I will build my church.’ Petros means “little stone” as where petra means “big rock.” What Jesus was really saying was “Peter, you are a little stone, but on Me, “the big rock”, I will build my Church.”

“Well, in the Greek,” I replied, “the word for “rock” is indeed petra. But the masculine form of that is petros. So in naming Peter, the masculine form would have been used. It’s grammatically incorrect to use petra when referring to a male. Besides, you are referring to an ancient form of Greek, which was used from the eighth to fourth century B.C., and even then, largely confined to Greek poetry. The language of the New Testament writers was that of Koine Greek where no distinction in definition is made between petros and petra.”

Unlike his senior, the young cowboy listened intently.

“But none of this really matters, and the reason is that Jesus did not speak Greek, but Aramaic. There is no “feminine” or “masculine” word for “rock” in His native tongue. So Jesus would have said, “You are Kepha, and on this kepha I will build my Church.” Even some Protestant scholars agree on this point.

The underlying Aramaic is in this case unquestionable; at most probably kepha was used in both clauses (“you are kepha” and “on this kepha” ), since the word was used both for a name and for a “rock.” —Baptist scholar D. A. Carson; The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, vol. 8, Zondervan, 368

“Still,” the young cowboy protested, “Jesus is the rock. Peter is just a man. If anything, Jesus was just saying that He would build His Church on Peter’s faith.”

I looked him in the eye and smiled. It was so refreshing to meet an Evangelical Christian who was open to debate without the hostility I experienced moments before.

“Well, the first thing I’d note in the text is that Jesus wasn’t just complimenting Peter’s faith. In fact, so significant was the moment that He changed his name! “Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jona!… and I tell you, you are Peter…” [3] This hardly suggests that Jesus was belittling him as a “little stone” but, in fact, was raising up his status. This name-change calls to mind another biblical character whom God sets apart from other men: Abraham. The Lord pronounces a blessing on him and changes his name too, based also, notably, on his faith. What is interesting is that the blessing of Abraham comes by way of the high priest Melchizedek. And Jesus, said St. Paul, prefigured and fulfills his role “becoming high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” [4]

[Melchizedek] blessed Abram with these words: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, the creator of heaven and earth”… No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I am making you the father of a multitude of nations. (Gen 14:19)

“Did you know,” I asked him, “that the word “pope” comes from the Latin “papa”, which means father?” He nodded. “In the Old Covenant, God set Abraham as the father of a multitude of nations. In the New Covenant, Peter is set as a father over the nations as well, albeit in a new mode. The word “catholic”, in fact, means “universal.” Peter is head of the universal Church.”

“I just don’t see it that way,” he protested. “Jesus is the head of the Church.”

“But Jesus is no longer physically present on earth,” I said (except in the Blessed Sacrament). “Another title for the Pope is “Vicar of Christ”, which simply means His representative. What company doesn’t have a CEO, or an organization a president, or a team a coach? Isn’t it common sense that the Church would also have a visible head?”

“I suppose…”

“Well, it was only to Peter that Jesus said, ‘I will give you the keys of the Kingdom.’ This is pretty significant, no? Jesus then tells Peter that ‘Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.’ In fact, Jesus knew exactly what he was doing when He spoke those words—He was drawing straight from Isaiah 22.”

The cowboy’s eyes narrowed out of curiosity. I grabbed my phone, which has a digital Bible on it, and turned to Isaiah 22.

“Now, before I read this, it’s important to understand that in the Old Testament, it was common for kings in the Near East to place a “prime minister” of sorts over their kingdom. He would be bestowed with the king’s own authority over the territory. In Isaiah, we read precisely this: the servant Eliakim being bestowed with the Davidic king’s authority:

I will clothe him with your robe, gird him with your sash, confer on him your authority. He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. I will place the key of the House of David on his shoulder; what he opens, no one will shut, what he shuts, no one will open. I will fix him as a peg in a firm place, a seat of honor for his ancestral house. (Isaiah 22:20-23)

As I read the passage, I paused at certain points. “Notice the reference to robes and sashes still worn today?… Notice the “father” reference?… notice the “key”?… notice the “binding and loosing” parallel to “opening and shutting”?… see how his office is “fixed”?”

The cowboy didn’t say much, but I could see his wagon wheels turning.

“The point is this: Jesus created on office, which Peter alone holds. In fact, all the Twelve Apostles hold an office.”

He shifted uncomfortably in his chair, but uncommonly, continued to listen.

“Have you noticed in the description of the City of God in the Book of Revelation that there are twelve foundation stones beneath the city wall?”

The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation, on which were inscribed the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (Rev 21:14)

“How can that be,” I continued, “if Judas betrayed Jesus and then committed suicide? Could Judas be a foundation stone??”

“Hm… no.”

“If you turn to the first chapter of Acts, you see that they elect Matthias to replace Judas. But why? Why, when there are dozens of Christians gathered together, would they feel they needed to replace Judas? Because they were filling an office.”

‘May another take his office.’ (Acts 1:20)

“Here, you see the beginning of “Apostolic succession.” That is why today we have 266 popes. We know most of them by name, including roughly when they reigned. Jesus promised that the “gates of Hades” would not prevail against the Church, and my friend, it has not—despite the fact that we’ve had some pretty awful and corrupt popes at times.”

“Look,” he said, “The bottom line for me is that it’s not men, but the Bible that is the standard for truth.”

“Gee,” I said, “that’s not what the Bible says. Could I have your copy?” He handed me his Cowboy Bible where I turned to 1 Timothy 3:15:

…God’s household […] is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Tim 3:15, NIV)

“Let me see that,” he said. I handed him his Bible, and continued.

“So it is the Church, not the Bible, that is the “standard” for determining what is true, and what is not. The Bible came from the Church, not the other way around. [5] In fact, there was no Bible for the first four centuries of the Church, and even then, it was not readily available until centuries later with the printing press. The point is this: when Jesus commissioned the Apostles, He didn’t hand them a goodie bag with a granola bar, maps, a flashlight, and their own copy of the Bible. He simply said:

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. (Matt 28:19-20)

All they had was the memory of what Jesus told them, and more importantly, His promise that the Holy Spirit would “guide them into all truth.” [6] Thus, the infallible standard of the truth would be the Apostles themselves, and their successors after them. This is why Jesus said to the Twelve:

Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me. (Luke 10:16)

“As for Peter, the first Pope, his role would be a visible sign of the Church’s unity and the guarantor of obedience to the truth. For it was to him that Jesus said three times, “Feed my sheep.” [7] I can tell you this, no doctrine of the Catholic Church was “invented” at some point over the centuries. Every single teaching of the Church stems from the “deposit of faith” that Jesus left the Apostles. It’s a miracle in itself that the truth has been preserved after 2000 years. And I guess it should be. Because if the ‘truth sets us free’, we better know what the truth is. If it’s a matter of each of us interpreting the Bible, then, well, you have what we do today: tens of thousands of denominations claiming that they have the truth. The Catholic Church is simply proof that Jesus meant what He said. The Spirit has indeed guided her ‘into all truth’. And this is easily proven today. We have this thing called Google.” [8]

With that, we stood up and shook hands. “While I disagree with you,” the cowboy said, “I will certainly go home and think about 1 Timothy 3:15 and the church as the pillar of truth. Very interesting…”

“Yes, it is,” I replied. “It’s what the Bible says, doesn’t it?”

 

First published February 22nd, 2017.

Where is the true Church of Rome?

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This article makes obvious what should be obvious to all the faithful. God will never let us down. We need to be strong in our faith and use the God-given powers of discernment. There are so many people in pain because they don’t try to understand. The pain is much more bearable when we know that Jesus is with us and with the Truth. A church that twists and changes the Truth that He taught us, is not his Church. We have eyes to see and ears to listen – be attentive! God will show you if you ask !

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Many Catholics today are deeply scandalized. And they are wondering if the Church has fallen or if it even exists any more. So many Catholics are failing in the faith, that others who would otherwise be very strong in the faith, are being tempted to despair.

Many are asking, where is the Church? where is the true Church?

And many are asking if the Church of Rome has lost the faith.

Our Lady at La Salette told us through Melanie that Rome would lose the faith. And many Catholics believe that this refers to the Church.

But as a Catholic, and a Roman Catholic, in both senses, that is of the Latin Rite and as a resident of Rome, Italy, I want to remind Catholics everywhere, that our Lady said “Rome”, not “the Church of Rome”.

The Catholic Church can never fail and she shall stand…

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The Antithesis to the Vatican Nativity 2020

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All eyes on Jesus;

the True Light of the World;

our Divine Saviour and Precious Redeemer,

in the arms of our Holy Mother.

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This image of the Nativity of Our Lord, brings joy to our hearts;

It fills us with Love for our dearly Beloved Saviour;

It reminds us of our Faith -to adore, Love and Hope in Him.

It portrays a true event, with real people, in real time, in a real world.

It shows the tenderness with which Jesus is received.

It embodies all we who await His Second Coming.

This is a picture of people we love, and

we rejoice with pride in sacred images such as this one.

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“…Christmas has become no longer a celebration of My Birth, but a pagan substitute, where every honour is handed over in the pursuit of falsities. How weak the faith of Christians has become. …

My Heart is heavy at this time. I give you this warning so that you do not fall into error and into the most cunning trap, which will be placed before you by the disciples of My nemesis – the devil.” (Book of Truth: 25 December 2013 @ 9:50am)

See complete message at: https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1000/

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The False Prophet: Another homily

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A “false prophet” – twists, and changes the Truth and makes it false.

“In his 4th May homily False Prophet -(pope) Frances-  declared that Christ died for everyone (true) so there’s no need for proselytising and converting people unbelievers (false!)!!!

…. Certainly the Lord’s sacrifice was given out of love for every single soul, but each one still needs to accept his redemption, to BELIEVE in Christ, convert and REPENT!

(It is easy to see how teachings such as this will draw people of all religions, as well as pagans, and heretics.)

This false teaching (confusing justification and redemption) now prepares the way for what Jesus spoke about in the Book of Truth:”

“Many will be shocked at how quickly My Church will seem to embrace the secular world. Many will be enthralled at the way in which different religions, pagans and heretics, will scramble to join this new, one world charitable church. They will say: “At last a church which is tolerant has reached out to all.”  Book of Truth: 9 November 2013.

Crusader Chris”

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Those who believe they will be saved regardless of their free will, are mistaken. It is a dangerous mistake to make because it is not just a gamble on the life of your soul but endangers countless souls. God promised salvation through Jesus alone. Without Him, none can be saved. God desires that all be saved through accepting His Mercy, offered through Jesus because of His Great Love for us. But he cannot and will not take away our free will. Salvation is not a given and we must work out our salvation, no matter who we are, in fear and trembling.

Here is another message where we learn just how much Our Father loves us and desires our Salvation- and that of the whole world!

But to be saved requires a response from us.

“My Power exceeds all that is of this world and beyond it”  (10th January 2015)

Read the message here:

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1308/

Remnant Child of Mary”

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As Jesus said in His prophecy, the False Prophet will change Christ’s Teachings, tamper with them, tone them down, and distort them in a strange way.

“My Teachings never change. They are the same as they have always been. As I said before, it is when you find that they are tampered with, toned down, or as will be the case, distorted in a way that seems strange, or at odds with My Teachings, turn away and pray to Me for guidance.”  Book of Truth: March 5th, 2011

For example:

In 2013, shortly after he was elected, this man preached a homily and said that “God created man a little higher than the angels”!!! I couldn’t believe what I just heard. The general reaction was to just ignore it or  excuse him – it was a slip of the tongue, etc…

In fact there is a long, long history of these statements. He has been slowly destroying the Church – brick by brick. 9In fact st Francis of Assisi called him the “destroyer”

Here are some more examples

  • Church teaching re Sacrament of Matrimony changed to allow couples living in sin to receive Holy Communion” Amoris Laetitia
  • Church teaching re Capital punishment changed in the Catechism.
  • Teaching re Christ’s Divinity- “True God and True man” : Pope Francis claimed Jesus was just a man during His life in this earth.
  • Pope Francis claimed that Hell does not exist – that sinful souls are “annihilated”
  • Mary’s role as Co-Redemptrix, dismissed by pope Francis.
  • The miracle of the loaves and fishes was just a “sharing” of food.
  • Pope Francis said that “the pluralism and the diversity of religions” is “willed by God in His wisdom.” This is a lie. In fact, Jesus said “Go and baptize all nations”. PF is setting the scene for the new one-world religion which is to come.
  • In 2017, Pope Francis said “Catholics are now able to hear Luther’s challenge for the Church of today, recognizing him as a ‘witness to the gospel.’ (* See source below) There was a time when calling a heretic a ‘witness to the Gospel’ also made you a heretic…and in reality it still does, for God still notices what men do and say.
  • …the Vatican is pushing the joint celebration of the Reformation focusing on the common element of “Jesus Christ and his work of reconciliation as the center of Christian faith.” ( *From 2017 Jan. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’ – the theme being: Reconciliation: The love of Christ compels us.’)

 “Actually, The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life, not “reconciliation”.

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What St Paul has to say:

1 Timothy 6: 3-5

“3. Whoever teaches something different and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the religious teaching  is conceited, understanding nothing, and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes. From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions, 5 and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds, who are deprived of the truth, supposing religion to be a means of gain.”

Galatians 1: 8

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach [to you] a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed!”

Comment from Remnant Child of Mary; ” I can’t believe anyone would swallow this lie. It’s so far from what Christ and the Apostles taught.”

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And finally:

On the 14th May The False Prophet is holding a ‘global education pact”. This is scary!! What is he planning to re-educate us on and how will he do it? I haven’t heard much about it. Has it been rescheduled?

Last year he spoke of a “new Evangelisation” Sounds like this could be it. Be alert and listen carefully so that you can hear what he is truly saying and doing to the Truth.

Remnant Survivor.

(3 crusaders contributed to this article.)

 

Francis the New Age Guru

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Many people only know what the mainstream media tells them.

They think that (pope) Francis is a “man of the world” (rather than a man of God) , who knows what the people want. These same people agree with “Climate change” concepts: that it all because of the influence of man on the environment and its ecology; they consider that the world is overpopulated; that the earth can’t support the poor. They do not consider God in this equation at all.  The headline of the original article referred to by bOb in his post below was “Pope Issues Disturbing New Age Pronouncements During Earth Day Address”.

This, in itself, tells us that the mainstream media is surprised – the words “disturbing new age pronouncements” and the fact that the ‘pope” issued them.

Sure, we are ‘stewards’ of the environment – God made the world to serve our needs, and we must protect it; but at the same time, God would not allow His people to not have the resources that sustain them. He is a Loving God and He will protect His people and is concerned for their Salvation. He will provide for their needs and sustain the earth and all that He made. He has the last say! Our world is in Apostasy – the denial of God and His power- in fact – in denial of His very existence. Man has become god.

Some of us Catholics, have the grace to discern the actions and words of the man who sits on the Chair of Peter, so all this is not new to us. Others are still blind – blinded by the secular world’s view, blinded by their bishops, many of whom are silent; blinded by the media, even Catholic Media, that only portrays the good things (pope) Francis says, and none of the pages of heresies, blasphemies (in words and actions) that he is guilty of.

He portrays himself as humble, but he is far from it.

We have at our disposal many websites, blogs, etc that keep us informed – but these are usually “Catholic” sites. Sadly, it is mainly the Catholics who are traditional in their thinking that peruse these sites. Many everyday Catholics, are ignorant of these sites and are happy to go along their places of worship, which are led by priests who are afraid to tell the truth (or simply don’t want to know).

So, these media outlets are avoided by many Catholics as well as by other Christians.

But it is possible to discern the reality of what is happening from the words and actions displayed by the (so-called pope) Francis. See example below:

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“Ol’ Frankie’s at it again!” – a Christian’s perspective

(An email from our Christian friend (bOb) discussing the above article.)

“The world has becoming a frightening place in the past few months and many people have even speculated that the end of the world is nigh.

And Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, did not help to assuage those fears when, on Earth Day, he advised the billions of Catholics around the world to ask forgiveness from the earth in a screed that sounded more akin to a New Age movement speech than a Christian one.

“In today’s celebration of Earth Day,” he said on Wednesday, “we are called to renew our sense of sacred respect for the earth, for it is not just our home but also God’s home,” Zenit reported.

For starters, God’s home is heaven. The earth is God’s creation and our (current) home. But that is the least of the issues Francis’ speech.

“Because of our selfishness we have failed in our responsibility to be guardians and stewards of the earth,” he said.

“We have polluted and we have despoiled it, endangering our very lives. For this reason, various international and local movements have sprung up in order to appeal to our consciences.

“I deeply appreciate these initiatives; still it will be necessary for our children to take to the streets to teach us the obvious: we have no future if we destroy the very environment that sustains us,” Francis said.

Being good stewards of the earth that God gave us is a noble cause, even if the pope is advising children to “take to the streets” to teach us the error of our ways.

“We have failed to care for the earth, our garden home; we have failed to care for our brothers and sisters,” he continued.

“We have sinned against the earth, against our neighbours, and ultimately against the Creator, the benevolent Father who provides for everyone, and desires us to live in communion and flourish together.

“And how does the earth react? There is a Spanish saying that is very clear,” he went on. “It says: ‘God forgives always; we men forgive sometimes; the earth never forgives.’ The earth never forgives: If we have despoiled the earth, the response will be very bad.”

What is this, Buddhism?

This is where the pope went off the deep end. The earth is not conscious and it does not and cannot forgive.

The earth is a rock floating through space — an inanimate rock that has on it everything we need to sustain human life.

But one cannot “sin” against a rock. And one cannot ask for forgiveness or be granted forgiveness from a rock.”

The earth and its bounty were provided to us by God Almighty and he is whom we should both thank and ask for forgiveness of when we sin.

This pope, as he often does, used his speech to make a political statement that aligns with the leftists of the world.

“At the same time, we need an ecological conversion that can find expression in concrete actions. As a single and interdependent family, we require a common plan in order to avert the threats to our common home,” he said.

“I would like to support concerted action also on the national and local levels. It will help if people at all levels of society come together to create a popular movement ‘from below.’

“The Earth Day we are celebrating today was itself born in precisely this way. We can each contribute in our own small way,” he said.

 

Yes, as Christians, we should take care of the many gifts God has given us, including the earth, but that does not mean we have to go on a radical leftist agenda to do it.

It has been many years since the pope was widely considered a political figure, and he should not be dipping his toe into that arena again.

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Are all Catholics being misled?

I know that bOb worries about us because we are “Catholic” and that we have this imposter pope leading us. Not all Catholics are blind. In fact many of our “good shepherds” are fearful. Archbishop Fulton Sheen,  decades ago, prophesied that it was the laity who would save the Church. And indeed, we have many websites and blogs and a few courageous bishops doing this. 

I know many Christians, who are not Catholics think we are doomed. So I like to remind bOb that some of us are aware, and we know far more than the mainstream media allows us to know. After all, we have “inside knowledge”. But True Christians (and true popes) follow Christ and his teachings, not the pronouncements of a man who wants to be applauded by the world.

So this is what I replied to bOb:

“He’s as pagan as they come. You can’t sin against the earth.  We have heard it all before. He has been railing against God for the last 7 years, His plan was to destroy any links with God. He’s cunning and part of this evil plot.  He is the False Prophet of Revelation. He is mates with the Antichrist. This hasn’t come out into the fore yet, but it will. He is helping him with the infrastructure of the one world religion. He has dismantled so much of Christianity and God’s laws but people don’t notice because they think he is ‘a man of the times’ .

But it’s a test for us. We have to stay true to God’s teachings. God will win in the end. The mainstream Media hasn’t published any of his hundreds of anti-God statements. “

 General Comment by Editor of this site:

The original  article (“Pope Issues Disturbing New Age Pronouncements During Earth Day Address”) shows that the image of (pope) Francis has been carefully manipulated by the mainstream Media. In fact, he has never ceased being a political figure. Even his encyclicals are part of his “political” agenda – e.g. Laudato Si – a very clever way to, years later, have the Amazon Synod with all its pagan displays.

In recent years, he signed the 28 Sustainable goals of the U.N; he signed the Abu Dhabi agreement; he signed off on the underground Church in China, and supports the official, communist directed church.

Thank heaven that his true colours are beginning to show forth!

All Christians must unite against the evil that is pervading society, by a man who is undoubtedly part of it all!

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Archbishop tells it like it is: an interview with Abp. Vigano

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Abp. Vigano speaks about what has been largely unsaid

In this interview, Abp. Vigano says everything that has not been said so far – the Third Secret of Fatima being unfulfilled, twisting the words of the Gospel, indirect references to Vatican II (the sixties, heresies, Freemasonry plans for the Church, further attacks on the priesthood as upheld by the True Catholic Church, the advent of the AntiChrist and doctrinal error.

We needed a bishop to say these things. Priests do not want to listen, either out of fear, or just plain blindness, unless it comes from someone higher up first. If priests don’t acknowledge these things, then the faithful will stay blind to all the deceptions that are to come.

Tony M. says:

“With what clarity does Archbishop Vigano’s mind work, and with what courage does he convey his thoughts to the Church and the world.

After reading these points he has made in his most recent interview it is clear why he must remain in hiding.

… Find below in point form some of the statements he put forward in his latest interview .”

 Major assertions of Archbishop Vigano in Point Form

By Tony M.

(Tony M comments in red)  (Comments by  Editor )   

  • In a stunning new interview, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal nuncio in Washington, D.C. and the prelate who accused Pope Francis of covering up the crimes of Theodore McCarrick, has now publicly stated that he does not believe that the Vatican up to today has published the full Third Secret of Fatima. This report has already found interest in Italy, by outlets such as Corrispondenza Romana and Stilum Curiae.

 

  • According to the archbishop, until a “few decades ago,” people would not have believed that we could even dare to “gag” the Blessed Mother, “but in recent years we have also seen attempts to censor the Gospel itself, which is the Word of His divine Son.” 

 

 

  • Viganò’ states the following: “Benedict XVI himself confirmed the timeliness of the Virgin’s message, although – according to the interpretation spread by the Vatican – it must be considered fulfilled. Those who read the Third Secret clearly said that its content concerns the apostasy of the Church, which began precisely in the early sixties and that today it has reached a stage so evident that it can be recognized by secular observers. This almost obsessive insistence on issues that the Church has always condemned, such as relativism and religious indifference, false ecumenism, Malthusian ecologism, homoeresis [homo-heresy] and immigration, found in the Abu Dhabi Declaration the fulfillment of a plan devised by the secret sects since more than two centuries ago.

 

  • Archbishop Viganò speaks of a “new church” that has been developed in the recent decades, a church that is simply not the Church of Christ!”
  • He adds that “the post-conciliar, Modernist and Masonic church also aspires to transform, to overcome the Church of Christ, replacing it with a ‘neo-Church’, a deformed and monstrous creature that does not come from God.”

 

  • “The aim of this neo-Church,” Viganò continues, “is not to lead the chosen people to recognize the Messiah, as [with] the Synagogue; it is not to convert and save all peoples before the second coming of Christ, as for the Catholic Church, but to constitute themselves as a spiritual arm of the New World Order and defender of Universal Religion.”

 

  • It is in this sense that, according to this Italian archbishop, “the conciliar revolution had to first demolish the Church’s legacy, its millenary Tradition, from which it extracted its own vitality and authority as the Mystical Body of Christ, to later get rid of the exponents of the ancient Hierarchy, and only recently began to propose   (Freemasonry has indeed demolished almost everything from the past. Francis has also replaced most traditional /orthodox bishops from their positions and replaced them with his own)

 

  • Speaking further about the Freemasonic plan to weaken and undermine the Catholic Church from within, Archbishop Viganò says that many bishops might not even be aware of these dangerous developments.   (Ain’t that the truth!!! But many, many bishops are aware & are fully supporting them….it would seem an overwhelming majority!!!)

 

  • He states: “What you call utopia is actually a dystopia, because it represents the realization of Freemasonry’s plan and the preparation of the advent of Antichrist. I am also convinced that the majority of my Brothers, and even more so, almost all priests and the faithful, are not aware of this hellish plan at all, and that recent events have opened the eyes of many.

 

  • Viganò warns of attacks on the priesthood like the introduction of deaconesses, abolishing celibacy, and blurring the difference between the ministerial and the baptismal priesthood…..His guess: Francis will not officially allow female deacons but tolerate them quietly if German or Dutch dioceses go ahead. He stresses that Communion in the hand was introduced this way. After that, “Conservatives” could claim that “the Pope hasn’t allowed anything new.” (This is Francis’ way: He does not affirm or deny anything that might put him in position where he may be challenged. E.g. Hell, Christ’s divinity, dubia…)

 

  • For Viganò the Council’s Lumen Gentium committed a doctrinal error by turning priests into “presiders” of assemblies. He suggests treating the Council like the Pistoia Synod which contained errors and was therefore buried in oblivion. (to be absolutely clear ….Archbishop Vigano is suggesting burying the Second Vatican Council into oblivion. Given the loss of both belief & practice of the faith by Catholics since Vatican II it is difficult not to agree with him.)

Excerpts from Bp. Schneider’s interview with Portuguese newspaper ‘Dies Iriae’:

On Fatima: 

The third part of the message, which Our Lady entrusted to the shepherd children of Fatima so that they may deliver it to the Holy Father, is still secret. Our Lady asked for it to be revealed in 1960, but John XXIII issued a press release on 8 February of that year declaring that the Church “does not want to assume the responsibility of guaranteeing the truthfulness of the words which the shepherd children say the Virgin Mary addressed to them.” With this distancing from the message of the Queen of Heaven, a cover-up operation began, apparently because the content of the message would have revealed the terrible conspiracy against the Church of Christ by its enemies. Until a few decades ago, it would have seemed unthinkable that one would go so far as to silence even Our Lady. In recent years, however, we have even experienced attempts to censor the Gospel, the word of her divine Son.

In 2000, during the pontificate of John Paul II, the Secretary of State, Cardinal Sodano [1990–2006], presented his own version as the Third Secret, which, due to some elements, clearly seemed incomplete. It is not surprising that the new Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone [2006–2013], tried to draw attention to an event from the past, only to make the people of God believe that the words of the Virgin had nothing to do with the Church crisis and with the interaction of modernists and Freemasonry behind the scenes of the Second Vatican Council. Antonio Socci, who has carefully examined the Third Secret, exposed this deliberate behaviour of Cardinal Bertone. At the same time, it was Bertone himself who strongly discredited and censored the tears of Tears of Our Lady of Civitavecchia, whose message perfectly matches what she had said in Fatima.

Let us not forget the unnoticed appeal of Our Lady to the Pope encouraging all bishops to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart in order to defeat Communism and atheist materialism: not to consecrate “the world, not that nation that you want us to consecrate to you “, but “Russia”. Did it cost too much to do that?

Obviously yes for those who have no view of the supernatural. One preferred the path of détente with the Soviet regime that Roncalli had taken, without understanding that peace is not possible without God. 

Today, with a President of the Russian Federation who is certainly a Christian, this request of the Virgin could be fulfilled in order to avert further catastrophes for the Church and the world.”

On  Catholics feeling isolated from the Church and abandoned by their shepherds:

Archbishop Vigano: “My words would certainly be inadequate. I confine myself to repeating the words of our Lord, the eternal word of the Father: “Be sure, I am with you all the days until the end of the world.” Of course, we feel isolated: but did the Apostles not feel that way, and all Christians? Didn’t even Our Lord feel abandoned in Gethsemane? These are times of trial, perhaps of the last trial: we must drink the bitter cup, and even if it is human emanating from the Lord to let him pass by us, we must repeat with confidence: But not as I will, but as you will” and remember His words of consolation: “In the world you are in affliction; but have courage: I have conquered the world.”

After trial, however hard and painful it may be, the eternal reward will be prepared for us that no one can take away from us. The Church will once again radiate the glory of her Lord after this terrible and long-lasting Easter triduum.

Although prayer is undoubtedly indispensable, we must not relent on fighting the good struggle, but should make everyone witnesses of a courageous spirit of struggle under the banner of the Cross of Christ. Let us not allow the finger to be pointed at us, as the maid did in the court of the high priest with Saint Peter: “You also were one of his disciples,” and then he denied Christ. Let us not be intimidated! Let us not allow the gag of tolerance to be applied to those who wish to proclaim the truth! Let us ask the Blessed Virgin and Our Lady Mary that our tongue can courageously proclaim the kingdom of God and His righteousness. May the miracle of Lapa be renewed, where the blessed Mary gave back the voice to little Joana, who was born dumb. May she also give us a voice, her children, who have remained silent for too long.”

Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of Victories, ora pro nobis.

 

Full Interview

https://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2020/04/they-are-trying-to-establish-neo-church.html  

THEY ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH A ‘NEO-CHURCH’

The words from his mouth condemn him – yet again!!!

  AM+DG

 

The following article is from Tony (a regular contributor here)

“Yes, Bergoglio said it again!!!!  It is outrageous!!!!

“Jesus made himself sin”.

He has said this before….. in April, 2017 and published in L’Osservatore Romano.

This is not “foot in mouth”…… it is very calculated and deliberate.

With such a litany of blasphemies and heresies since he took the Chair of Peter, how negligently naïve it would be to say or even think ……..’he did not mean it and did not understand what he was saying’

The purpose of this article is not to attack……but to simply defend Jesus.

That statement is Blasphemy!!! Blasphemy!!!  Blasphemy!!!

How could it be that Jesus, Who is God, therefore sinless, perfect, all powerful, all loving, all knowing……how could it be that He became sin??????????????

Bergoglio…..to give credence to his blasphemy…. quoted 1 Peter 2:24 ‘He bore all of our sins in Himself.’

This is another example of Bergoglio twisting and bending God’s Word to validate his blasphemies and heresies.

There is a world of difference between saying ‘Jesus bore our sins’ and ‘Jesus became sin’ and Jorge knows that. He is actually not stupid…….but he thinks he can trick us…..and he does trick some!!

Twisting God’s Word is of itself….. evil.

I cannot be silent about this blasphemy …..coming from anyone….but most particularly coming from the ‘Chair of Peter’ to scandalise the faithful all over the planet.

We have a right and a duty to defend Jesus from blasphemies hurled against him from anyone and everyone……no matter how important and authoritative the blasphemer may think he is.

(see article below by Antonio Socci, Bergoglio Arrives to State in the Church that “Jesus Has been Deviled” . And Everyone is Pretending Nothing”)

We cannot pretend that these blasphemies are nothing, of no consequence and causing no scandal.

Remember Jorge….you are not God!!!   Oh and by the way….. you have even admitted yourself recently….you are not the Vicar of Christ..as it is only an historical term.

If you had already seen this latest blasphemy ….what did you immediately think???

  1. This is outrageous!!!

This must be called out and opposed!!!

We cannot tolerate this!!!

We must stand up against this!!!

or

  1. But, but, but…. he is the Pope……

.We cannot speak badly about the Pope. ….

… If I speak out against Francis I will lose my good name and influence……

… I had better say nothing.

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Nothing he says surprises us any more …….. but let’s not get boiled like the frog in the pot of heating water!!!

Bergoglio vilifies himself by what he says and does. The orthodox Catholic commentators who write on his words and actions are simply repeating and highlighting what he himself has put out to the world.

I would say this brings sharply into focus the question, “How is it that a valid Pope could possibly say this?”

What other Pope in the history of the Church ever uttered this blasphemy???

Answer:  None…… Not a single one……. NONE!!!

Jesus said, “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Matthew 12:30

And boy…… has there been an unprecedented level of scattering occurring since March 13, 2013.

And Finally:

Our Lady said to Fr Gobbi in Milan on June 3, 1989, “….the aim of Masonry is not to deny God, but to blaspheme Him …..(See the Blue Book)

Please…. draw your own conclusions!!!”

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As Tony mentions above, this is not the first time he has said this He said it in 2017. You can read Socci’s article here: antoniosocci.com / bergoglio-comes-to-affirm-church-jesus-yes-devil-everyone-pretends-nothing-his-strategy   

In this article of April 6, 2017, Socci writes:

” In the Church many people have their hands in their hair, because things never seen before are happening. There have been popes of all kinds in two thousand years, but there has never been a pope who in the church, in the homily of the Mass, uttered phrases that – in the mouth of anyone else – would be considered blasphemies .

The day before yesterday, for example, Pope Bergoglio , in Santa Marta, came out with an expression that must have chilled the listeners (even if no one has the courage to say anything).

Commenting – in a totally absurd way – the biblical passage of the serpent raised by Moses in the desert (Numbers 21, 4-9), he affirmed that Jesus “made himself sin, he made himself devil, snake, for us” .

Textual. But how can we say that Jesus “became devil”? By Christian doctrine, Jesus took upon himself the sins of all, paying for all as a spotless sacrificial lamb, so that St. Paul writes: ” He who had not known sin, God treated him as a sin in our favor, because we could become through him justice of God “ (2Cor 5,21).

But to say that Jesus “made himself devil” is another matter (with a Gnostic flavor). The Son of God became man to redeem men, he did not make himself a devil to redeem the devils, who, I remember, are totally characterized by the unquenchable hatred of God (it is unimaginable for a Pope to say such a thing of Jesus ). … “

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(Remnant Survivor continues:)

As with other heresies and blasphemies ( such as “there is no hell”) it is repeated.  The idea is that if it is repeated often enough we will come to accept it. And the sad part is, many will. Tony states that “This is another example of Bergoglio twisting and bending God’s Word to validate his blasphemies and heresies.”

We know he does this often – twists Scripture to suit his own agenda. Jesus tells us in the Book of Truth that the Masons are the ones responsible for twisting the Truth of Christ’s teachings. He calls Bergoglio the “false prophet” who works in league with the Antichrist

“… Pope Benedict XVI is being plotted against, within his own corridors, by an evil sect. This sect is known to exist among those sacred servants within the Vatican, yet they are powerless against this evil group, which has infiltrated the Catholic Church for centuries.

They are responsible for twisting the Truth of my Son’s Teachings. So little is known about them or their vile works.

They have driven the True Doctrine from the Catholic Church and, in its place a lukewarm, watered down version has been force-fed to Catholics over the last forty years.

So much confusion has been spread by this wicked, but, hidden sect, that my children have wandered away from the True Church.

Pray that they do not drive the pope away.

Pray that the false prophet will not take the Seat of the Holy Father so that he can spread lies.

Pray that those sacred servants in the Vatican are strong enough to withstand this evil plot, designed to destroy the Catholic Church.

They plan to replace the Holy Vicar, Pope Benedict XVI,with a dictator of lies. He will create a new church in league with the antichrist and his group, in order to deceive the world.…” (Message 0311: 18 January 2012 @ 9:50am)

Jesus also tells us:

“… Who gave you the authority to misinterpret My Word given to My apostles?Why are you twisting them and why do you not believe what I said? My Word is very clear. When I speak, I mean what I say. If I say one thing, I do not mean another....” (Message 0949: 2013.10.26 11:15)

Jesus talks of the pressure on priests of these lies:

“…You must pray hard at this time – all of you – for these holy servants of Mine are under attack because of Me. I stand with them, but many will fall and crumble under the pressure to remain silent when they are forced to present to their flock the doctrine of lies to come.…” (Message 0906: 10 September 2013 @ 11:45pm)

and also

“…I urge you to pray for those who have eyesight, but who are blind to My Most Holy Word. Pray for those who persist in twisting My Teachings…”  (Message 0171: 22 August 2011 @ 8:10pm)