— Council of Vienne ♰♰♰

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bergoglio's environmentalist heretic ideas deny the consequences of the original Sin.

VATICAN CITY (The Associated Press) —  Pope Francis is urging world leaders to “listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor” and take measures to protect the environment.
Francis made the appeal Wednesday (Aug. 30)  in announcing that he and the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Patriarch Bartholomew I, would be releasing a joint statement on care for God’s creation on Friday.
In 2015, Francis designated Sept. 1 as the church’s day for prayer for the environment, framing care for the planet as a moral issue.
In his announcement Wednesday, Francis urged everyone to be respectful and responsible toward the environment: “We also appeal to those who have influential roles to listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, who suffer the most from ecological imbalance.”

Bergogolio "criticizes the harmful influence that politics, large corporations, and financial interests have had on the environment and human life. He calls for a “new world political authority” and states.

“Let us say no to an economy of exclusion and inequality, where money rules…That economy kills. That economy excludes. That economy destroys Mother Earth.” 

Our Lady of la Salette– 
“This peace among men will not last long: 25 years of abundant harvests will make them forget that the sins of men are the cause of all the woes which happen on earth.”
“If they are converted… heaps of wheat… potatoes self-sown in the land”

Isaiah 24:5

 The earth lies polluted
    under its inhabitants;
for they have transgressed the laws,
    violated the statutes,
    broken the everlasting covenant. 

Indigenous Peoples ‘Should Be the Principal Dialogue Partners’ on Projects

“Many intensive forms of environmental exploitation and degradation not only exhaust the resources which provide local communities with their livelihood, but also undo the social structures which, for a long time, shaped cultural identity and their sense of the meaning of life and community,” Bergoglio wrote. “The disappearance of a culture can be just as serious, or even more serious, than the disappearance of a species of plant or animal. The imposition of a dominant lifestyle linked to a single form of production can be just as harmful as the altering of ecosystems.”

“In this sense, it is essential to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions,” Bergoglio wrote. “They are not merely one minority among others, but should be the principal dialogue partners, especially when large projects affecting their land are proposed. For them, land is not a commodity but rather a gift from God and from their ancestors who rest there, a sacred space with which they need to interact if they are to maintain their identity and values. When they remain on their land, they themselves care for it best. Nevertheless, in various parts of the world, pressure is being put on them to abandon their homelands to make room for agricultural or mining projects which are undertaken without regard for the degradation of nature and culture.”

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bergoglio is distressed by the decline of his popularity and blames the Catholic blogosphere.

“Don't look for hate in the Twilight Zone - look for it in a mirror. Look for it before the light goes out altogether.”  ~Rod Serling

Remnant Newspaper Elizabeth Yore August 25, 2017 

Hissy fits are so unattractive, especially in men. Why haven’t they wised up at the Papal Court of Bergoglio?  They surely must know that gossiping and trash talking resembles.... What did Pope Francis call it? Oh, yeah, Coprophagia. 

Warning: Don’t google the definition during mealtime. 

That’s all you need to know about Pope Francis and his pornographic vocabulary. What manner of man, albeit the Vicar of Christ, utters such a vile and perverse obscenity? A humble man. Just ask Francis.

Welcome to the Twilight Zone...

While the cock crows three times, rest assured, Francis will deny another dogma, embrace another dissident, and crow about his humble and merciful heart. 

The loquacious pontiff cannot silence his tongue, unless one of his top Vatican clerics is arrested during a drug-filled gay orgy, allegedly involving minor boys on the Vatican premises. Then, and only then, Francis is cagily silent and missing in action from the Vatican press office. 

So much for the papal crackdown on human trafficking of minors and clerical sex abuse!

Apropos of the famous line from the Twilight Zone, “What you are about to witness is a nightmare.” During this interminable papacy, Francis, along with his papal prolocutors of Spadaro, Martin, Kasper, Rosica, Ivereigh and Sorondo, (to name a few) incessantly take cheap Alinsky shots at the Catholic faithful.  Never in the history of the Church has a Pope employed a flank of flaks to disparage and mock the laity.

The latest papal invective is unleashed by Bergoglio’s Jesuit media pal, Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor of the journal La Civilita Cattolica, who launched the newest papal harangue on traditional Catholics in a July 13th article entitled, “The Evangelical Fundamentalism and Catholic Integralism” which was coauthored by Presbyterian Rev. Marcelo Figueroa, editor-in-chief of the Argentinean edition of L’Osservatore Romano. 

The strategically timed and well publicized article criticized a sinister plot, described as an “ecumenism of hate” perpetrated by an alliance of American fundamentalists, both evangelicals and Catholics. Even the Vatican has now resorted to calling conservatives haters, mimicking the same slurs as the liberal elite and Hollywood celebrities, Chelsea Handler and Lena Dunham. How nightmarish.

Who are these haters? Certainly not the Islamists that are perpetuating genocide against Christians, nor the repressive North Korean regime, nor the brutal Venezuelan dictator, not even the Communist tyrant of Cuba, no, the Pope aims his vitriol for none other than traditional faithful Catholics, who foolishly cling to the Ten Commandments and Catechism of the Catholic Church. In the words of Rod Serling, “You are entering the twilight zone.”

Spadaro S.J. disingenuously asserts that his article is “not our intention to demonize anybody,” despite labeling traditional Catholics as haters, and singling out Trump Senior Advisor, Steve Bannon, as a “promoter of apocalyptic geopolitics.” Not surprisingly, Spadaro drops the Bannon slur in the notoriously favored Francis footnote. See fn. 1.  The Vatican cleverly buries smack talk in footnotes, so readers won’t think that they are unmerciful. This well honed literary tactic was also deployed cunningly in Amoris Laetitia by changing Catholic dogma in a footnote, conveniently providing deniability and detachment. 

Francis and Fr. Spadaro, S.J.

In a separate interview about his La Civilita Cattolica article, Spadaro, S.J. reveals the underlying political motivation behind the Vatican “ecumenism of hate” rant:

“But certainly, we see the multiplication of websites, blogs, and Twitter accounts that tend to move public opinion and react in lively and often in a violent and fundamentalist way. These realities create a bubble within themselves...It is found everywhere. I do not say it is a majority phenomenon, but it is something that is present in the life of the People of God today.”

Apparently, traditional Catholic bloggers have gotten under Francis’ thin skin. The underlying cause of the Pope’s angst is that the conservative Catholic bloggers and websites are making their voice heard by daring to promote the Catholic faith and exposing the papal plots and diabolical alliances. Fr. Spadaro, Francis’ close confidante, is alarmed at traditionalists on the Internet because they tend to move public opinion. Horrors!

Francis, the Merciful, Inc. is distraught over its declining papal popularity poll numbers and blames the conservative blogosphere.

With its immense wealth and mighty media global reach, the Vatican stoops to trash the lone blogger with a house full of children, struggling to pay his Internet bandwidth, who labors in his basement spreading the message of Our Lady of Fatima and Jesus Christ. This is who the Vatican calls a hater? This is the object of papal wrath? This is the man whom the Vatican calls violent? 

Just imagine the Vatican press office fuming that the Canon212 visitor count is growing; Skojec’s twitter account is heating up, those rigorists at The Remnant are doing their thing, and those obsessed pro-lifers at LifesiteNews just posted an online petition! They are everywhere...Let’s call them haters!

The Forgotten Man

The traditional Catholic journalists and bloggers represent the forgotten man, struggling to support a family, fighting against a corrupt and immoral culture, and desperately trying to salvage the Catholic Faith from a radical papacy which promotes a dangerous secular globalist’s agenda.

Inexplicably, the Francis Papacy has aligned with the Radical Left, using its “hate” lingo, mouthing the same talking points, adopting its enemies list and aligning with the Soros agenda. Fr. Spadaro arrogantly mimics the memes of the ACLU, the SPLC, and NOW, when he reaps scorn on “whites from the deep American South.” 

With Donald Trump in the Oval Office, the Pope is no longer a global player and he senses his immense personal power vacuum. Francis lost his most powerful political partner, Barack Obama. The high stake political deals of Iran, Cuba, and the Paris Climate Treaty were hatched and covertly negotiated with the back channel assistance of Francis and his radical papal courtiers. Bergoglio so loved playing heady global politics with Obama. Those days are over.

Inexplicably, Francis chose to dangerously align the Roman Catholic Church with its historical mortal enemy, Islam. Spadaro haughtily elevates Francis for “his ecumenism that moves under the urge of inclusion, peace, encounter and bridges.” These inane papal platitudes of welcoming bridges and inter faith dialogue only embolden jihadists. So, too, Spadaro imitates Hollywood intellectual heavy weights, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, when he trashes traditional Christians with the overused and trite liberal screed of “xenophobia and Islamophobic vision that wants walls and purifying deportations.” Name calling is nothing more than Spadaro borrowing a page from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
Ask French priest, Fr. Jacques Hamel about his experience with Islam’s peaceful encounter. Too late. The 85-year-old cleric was beheaded at Holy Mass by Islamists, and too late for the countless Coptic priests brutally murdered by ISIS. Pope Francis, your welcoming bridges failed to protect your slaughtered Catholic priests who didn’t have the same protection as your 39-foot-high Vatican walls.

Francis will remain silent and, thus, complicit about the ongoing civilization jihad. While his flock is butchered on beaches, and pilgrimage buses, and at Holy Mass, he’s more worried about rising sea levels and air conditioners and pleasing George Soros.

Traditional Catholics and their Evangelical brethren have the power to dramatically change the political and religious course in the U.S. and around the world. The forgotten man stands unfazed and undeterred by liberal bullies, including papal ones, who resort to ridicule and scorn. The forgotten man understands that humanity faces a mortal enemy who seeks to destroy Western civilization. 

The lines have been drawn, and the stakes have never been higher for the Catholic Church and America. The forgotten man will not back down to threats or name calling. The forgotten man is everywhere, and not only in the deep South. He has found his voice and will not be intimidated by smear campaigns from prelates hiding behind a Vatican fortress and protected by the Swiss Guard.  With his pen and his voice, he will expose papal heresy. With his courage and might, he will fight jihadists, preserve Western civilization, and struggle for the salvation of souls in Holy Mother Church with the help of Almighty God.

It's time to Make Catholicism Great Again.

Chile’s pro-abortion, pro-LGBT socialist president to speak at Vatican conference

August 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Chile's socialist president who just helped legalize abortion and is now pushing for same-sex "marriage" will speak at a Vatican conference on climate change and population control in November.

President Michelle Bachelet, who originally introduced the pro-abortion law that the country's high court just ruled is constitutional, will speak at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences' "Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility: Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health" conference on November 2.
The same day Chile's high court ruled in favor of the abortion law, Bachelet promised to formally introduce legislation to make marriage an institution between any "two people, of the same or different sex." 
Bachelet's talk is called "Global Leadership Session I: Call to Action."

Speaking alongside Bachelet at the conference are one-world government-supporting climate activist John Schellnhuber, population control supporters Sir Partha Dasgupta and Peter Raven, pro-abortion activist Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, and three pro-abortion American politicians.
The American politicians are Rep. Scott Peters, D-California; state Sen. Kevin de León, president pro Tempore of the California State Senate; and California Gov. Jerry Brown. All three vocally support Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion business. 
The state of California is currently attempting to prosecute and censor David Daleiden, the pro-life activist who uncovered Planned Parenthood's baby body parts trafficking.
Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian, signed California's assisted suicide law in 2015.
Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, the head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, will also be present and speak. This is the second population control conference featuring opponents of Catholic teaching that Sorondo has hosted this year. At the first one, called "Biological Extinction" and held in February, Sorondo said, "We know some part but not all of the doctrine of the Church" about fertility and procreation.
"Education" will help women have one kid instead of seven, he said.
Pro-abortion activists have said they hope Chile's legalization of abortion will create a "domino effect" in the six Latin American and Caribbean countries that still outlaw it.

According to Bachelet, same-sex "marriage" is "not only a demand of the international justice system but a legitimate demand of Chilean society."



Monday, August 28, 2017

Pro-gay “Cardinal” Woelki expels seminarians if they attend the Latin Mass in Cologne, Germany.

In the seminary of Cologne archdiocese, Germany, students are expelled if it becomes known that they have attended the Traditional Latin Mass, the German philologist Heinz-Lothar Barth told his audience during a workshop in the Old Rite Cistercian monastery of Vyšší Brod (Hohenfurth), Czech Republic, on July 5.

The seminary of Cologne Archdiocese is located in Bonn. According to Barth a growing number of theological students attend the diocesan Latin Mass in Bonn. But they are afraid that this becomes known, because this would mean “the end of their training.

Rainer Maria Woelki was one of the  apostate cardinal electors who participated in the 2013 invalid conclave that elected the heresiarch Bergoglio.
On 11 July 2014 Bergoglio chose him as archbishop of Cologne.

In October 2016 he was appointed a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments by Bergoglio for a five-year renewable term.

ROME, March 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) –

‘Dark horse’ cardinals  
In an interview last July with the German weekly Die Zeit, Woelki said he “challenged” the Church to “rethink the doctrine of remarried divorcees and homosexuals.” Very much in line with the thinking of much of the German and Austrian epsicopate, Woelki argued that people who have been divorced and remarried should be allowed to receive Communion. 

On homosexuality, he said, “If I take seriously the Catechism, I cannot see homosexual relations only as a denial of natural law. I also understand that there are people who take long-term mutual responsibility, who promise fidelity and want to take care of each other. So I urge finally that we find a way to allow people to live without going against the teachings of the Church.”
He told homosexualist activists in Germany that he was ready to “dialogue” with them. “When two gay people assume mutual responsibility,” he said, “if they have a true and long term relationship, we must consider this relationship in the same way as straight a link.” 
In October 2012 Cardinal Woelki was nominated for a Respect Award by the Alliance Against Homophobia. He was praised by the group for speaking out in favor of a 'new cooperation with homosexuals in society' and officially meeting the Association for Gays and Lesbians for talks.

During Mass. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bergoglio risks the lives of Christians while protecting his own.

en.news His campaign for an unlimited mass-immigration has put Pope Francis under fire in Italy. Referring to last Sunday's scanty participation in Francis' Angelus, the Italian voxnews.info writes, “The faithful run away from Bergoglio”. It points out that Francis preaches “a world without walls” while the Italian state has to guarantee around him a strict and very expensive security with policemen, snipers and undercover agents.

The article concludes, “Francis preaches hospitality but he lets us live with the consequences.”

Claire Giangravè (Crux Now): Since the attacks in Barcelona, security has been tight in Rome and the Vatican. More snipers and armed policemen can be seen on Via della Conciliazione, the main artery that leads to St. Peter’s square, and many roads have been closed to traffic.

Canonist: Bergoglio's private letter published on the Vatican website has zero canonical authority.

August 24, 2017 Edward Peters

Part of the turmoil engendered by Pope Francis’ exhortation Amoris laetitia regarding whether divorced-and-remarried Catholics (living in the manner of married couples) may be admitted to holy Communion turns on what authority should be accorded a private letter the pope sent to the bishops of Buenos Aires endorsing, supposedly as definitive, their interpretation of Amoris in regard to this crucial question.
For the reasons I suggested here*, however, the pope’s letter to the Buenos Aires bishops does not “settle” anything about the application of Amoris in this area, if for no other reason than that the Buenos Aires directives themselves, amid their copious platitudes and euphemisms, manage to avoid, if perhaps more narrowly than does Amoris, directly answering the key question raised by Amoris in this area. Thus, the near-universal conclusion, applauded by some and deplored by others, that the pope in Amoris, or at the very least in his endorsement of the Buenos Aires document, has indeed established that, ‘Yes, divorced-and-remarried Catholics, while living sexually active lives, may licitly approach for and be administered holy Communion’—as, I grant, the Maltese bishops plainly say and as the German episcopal committee effectively holds—is a source of consternation. Oh well. 
In any event a few days ago the pope’s letter and the Argentine directives to which he was replying appeared on the Vatican’s website (Spanish, English), setting off a fresh tizzy of concerns about the level of authority to be accorded them in light of their now being posted at vatican.va.
In response to such concerns, here are, in my professional opinion, the three levels of canonical authority to be ascribed to Church documents in virtue of their being published on the Vatican’s website: None, Zero, or Zip.
Let’s back up.
As has been explained many times (and pace fact-patterns very rarely encountered) divorced-and-remarried Catholics living as if they were married should not approach for holy Communion per Canon 916 and, if they do approach, ministers should not give them the Sacrament per Canon 915. Therefore, if the pope, immediately (in Amoris) or mediately (by endorsing the Buenos Aires directives), wished to authorize persons living in irregular unions to approach for holy Communion and/or to direct ministers of holy Communion to give the Sacrament to such persons, he would have had to modify or cancel the pontifically-authorized canons unquestionably prohibiting such actions found in his Code of Canon Law.
But canon law is barely a blip in Amoris and neither it, nor the Argentine directives, nor the pope’s endorsement letter so much as mentions Canons 915 or 916, meaning that these two canon laws remain in full force and must be understood and applied as the canonical and moral tradition has long understood and applied them. That, or Francis is the first pope in history to widely and expressly authorize what he plainly and comprehensively prohibits. Which I don’t think is the case.
But now, suppose under some result-driven, eisegetical reading of Amoris and/or the Buenos Aires document, someone argues that Canons 915 and 916 have been derogated from in the case of divorced-and-remarried Catholics, in other words, that Amoris or (even more fantastically) the endlessly malleable verbiage of the Buenos Aires document, has the character of universally-applicable canon law. What then?
Enter Canon 8 § 1 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law which states: “Universal ecclesiastical laws are promulgated by publication in the official commentary Acta Apostolicae Sedis, unless some other manner of promulgation has been prescribed in particular cases.” 
For over a century the Acta Apostolicae Sedis (Documents of the Apostolic See), a monthly journal subscribed to by few outside of arch/diocesan chanceries and ecclesiastical academe, has been the nearly-exclusive vehicle for publishing the official, binding documents of the Holy See. In just the last several years it has, Deo gratias, been posted on-line (warning: there are many maddening errors in the electronic texts not present in the printed versions). But the Acta Apostolicae Sedis is not a synonym for “Vatican Website” and, however useful that website might be to researchers, it has not been designated as the vehicle for promulgating canon law or equivalent provisions. As it is, moreover, self-evident that no “other manner of publication” was prescribed in Amoris or the pope’s follow-up letter, the appearance of these materials on the Vatican’s website means canonically nothing.
There are, to be sure, many important publications coming out of the Holy See and/or the Vatican City State (L’Osservatore Romano, Communicationes, Enchiridion Vaticanum, the Insegnamenti of recent popes, and so on) some of which carry canonically and magisterially significant documents in a complex (and sometimes confusing) variety of formats. Sorting out these fontes essendi and fontes cognoscendi is stuff for professionals; our focus today is on key points of codified canon law, on some very important disciplinary provisions presented in that law, and specifically on where such laws and norms for pastoral activity are set out authoritatively.
And that, folks, is not the Vatican website.
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* See also my article “The canonical position of Amoris laetitia” in Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly 40/1-2 (Spring-Summer 2017) 15-19.
Related thought: What if the pope’s Buenos Aires letter does eventually appear in the Acta, what then? Well, in this case, basically, nothing. Many, nay most, papal documents appearing in the Acta carry no canonical or disciplinary force, a fact demonstrable by understanding how to assess the various fontes mentioned above. We can talk about that if it happens (my guess is, it will), but my concern today is for those who, in this electronic age, think that the appearance of a papal document on the Vatican website carries some special canonical consequences. Well, it doesn’t.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Amoris Laetitia is a ticking ‘atomic bomb’ set to obliterate all Catholic morality: Dr. Josef Seifert

August 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the world’s top Catholic philosophers has called Pope’ Francis’ Exhortation Amoris Laetitia a ticking “theological atomic bomb” that has the capacity to entirely destroy all Catholic moral teaching. 

Dr. Josef Seifert, founding rector of the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein, said the only way the theological bomb can be defused is by Pope Francis retracting at least one major error in his 2016 Exhortation. 

With philosophical precision, Seifert pinpoints the main problem in Amoris Laetitia (AL) to a passage that he said suggests that God actively wills people, in certain situations, to commit acts that have always been considered objectively evil by the Catholic Church. 

He quotes directly from passage 303 of Amoris where Pope Francis speaks about “irregular couples” living in habitual adultery who decide to forgo following the Six Commandment. 

“Yet conscience can do more than recognize that a given situation does not correspond objectively to the overall demands of the Gospel,” wrote Pope Francis in his 2016 Exhortation. 

“It can also recognize with sincerity and honesty what for now is the most generous response which can be given to God, and come to see with a certain moral security that it is what God himself is asking amid the concrete complexity of one’s limits, while yet not fully the objective ideal,” he added. 

Commented Seifert: “In other words, besides calling an objective state of grave sin, euphemistically, ‘not yet fully the objective ideal,’ AL says that we can know with ‘a certain moral security’ that God himself asks us to continue to commit intrinsically wrong acts, such as adultery or active homosexuality.”

But Seifert pointed out that if just one intrinsically immoral act, such as adultery, can be permitted and even willed by God, then there is nothing stopping such a principle being applied to “all acts considered ‘intrinsically wrong.’”

If it is true that God can want an adulterous couple to live in adultery against the Sixth Commandment, he said, then there is nothing to keep the other nine Commandments from falling. 
According to such logic, Seifert continued, evils such as murder, abortion, euthanasia, suicide, lying, thievery, perjury, and betrayal can be “justified in some cases and ‘be what God himself is asking amid the concrete complexity of one’s limits, while yet not fully the objective ideal.’”
“Does not pure logic demand that we draw this consequence from this proposition of Pope Francis?” the philosopher said. 
Seifert said that if his above question is answered in the affirmative, then the “purely logical consequence of that one assertion of Amoris Laetitia seems to destroy the entire moral teaching of the Church.”

The professor’s concern is similar to one of the dubia (questions) raised by the four cardinals to Pope Francis last year asking him to clarify the meaning of his Exhortation. 
Question two of five asks the Pope if, with the publication of Amoris, does one still need to regard as valid the teaching of St. John Paul II in Veritatis Splendor that there are “absolute moral norms that prohibit intrinsically evil acts and that are binding without exceptions?” 
In his paper, Seifert pleaded with Pope Francis to withdraw and condemn the notion that God sometimes wills people to commit intrinsically evil acts.
“If this is truly what AL affirms, all alarm over AL’s direct affirmations regarding matters of changes of sacramental discipline refer only to the peak of an iceberg, to the weak beginning of an avalanche, or to the first few buildings destroyed by a moral theological atomic bomb that threatens to tear down the whole moral edifice of the Ten Commandments and of Catholic moral teaching,” he said. 
Leaving such a notion uncorrected will lead to “nothing less than to a total destruction of the moral teachings of the Catholic Church,” he concluded. 
Last week, Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the four cardinals who signed the dubia almost one year ago, outlined how the process for issuing a “formal correction” of the Pope would proceed if the Pope continued in his refusal to clarify his teaching. 
“It seems to me that the essence of the correction is quite simple,” Burke explained. 
“On the one hand, one sets forth the clear teaching of the Church; on the other hand, what is actually being taught by the Roman Pontiff is stated. If there is a contradiction, the Roman Pontiff is called to conform his own teaching in obedience to Christ and the Magisterium of the Church,” he said. 
Pope Francis has chosen not to respond to the five dubia, so it is now necessary simply to state what the Church teaches about marriage, the family, acts that are intrinsically evil, and so forth. These are the points that are not clear in the current teachings of the Roman Pontiff; therefore, this situation must be corrected. The correction would then direct itself principally to those doctrinal points,” he added. 
Dr. Josef Seifert paper: Does pure Logic threaten to destroy the entire moral Doctrine of the Catholic Church?