Monday, December 31, 2018

Greg Burke & Paloma García Ovejero resign!


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Corrected version of Dr. Paolo Ruffini’s statement on the resignations.

Antonio Spadaro might have his name on the front cover but Alessandro Gisotti did 
the yeoman’s work on these two books of Francis’ Casa Santa Marta homilies.


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Francis doesn’t believe in the dogma of the Immaculate Conception







The Most Humble Francis’ 2018 
Christmas Greetings to His Employees

“Let us look at the Nativity scene. Who is happy, in the Nativity? I would like to ask you children, who love to look at the little figures ... and maybe even move them a bit, putting them in different places, angering their dad, who arranged them with such care!

So who is happy in the Nativity scene? Our Lady and Saint Joseph are full of joy: they look at the Child Jesus and they are happy because, after a thousand worries, they have accepted this gift of God, with so much faith and so much love. They are “overflowing” with holiness and therefore with joy. And you will tell me: of course! They are Our Lady and Saint Joseph! Yes, but let us not think it was easy for them: saints are not born, they become thus, and this is true for them too.”

FRANCIS’ CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO THE EMPLOYEES OF THE HOLY SEE AND OF VATICAN CITY STATE, Vatican, Paul VI Audience Hall, 21 December 2018. (bold is ours for emphasis)


Even in the secular Encyclopaedia Britannica it is written, “Mary’s privilege, thus, was the result of God’s grace and not of any intrinsic merit on her part.”  Can Francis really claim to be that ignorant of the what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception means?


Francis sends birthday greetings to Leonardo Boff



Leonardo Boff and Francis are old pals from back in the day who share more than a few bizarre anti-Catholic revolutionary views. Boff is considered one of the co-creators of liberation theology, and believes that a ‘spirit’ (demon) whispers to him and made him understand that god is a hermaphrodite. Not surprisingly, Francis used Boff's writings as a foundation for his envirocyclical, Laudatio si'. Just the type of person whom Francis would want the support of as well as throw his support behind.



A Letter from Pope Francis to Leonardo Boff
12/17/2018
Pope Francis is suffering great opposition from some of the Roman Curia and, interestingly, also from conservative members of the Trump government, backed by conservative and even reactionary groups of the American Catholic Church, led by Cardinal Viganó.

Showing support for Pope Francis, I wrote him a letter, as I have done at other times. It was sent through the Argentine ambassador to the Holy See, Valdés, under the government of Cristiana Kirchner, and Francis answered me through him. The same was done in writing the encyclical Laudato Sí: on the care of the Common House, thanking me for my modest collaboration.

Here I show the letter of thanks for my support to him with the best wishes for my 80 years of life.

Here is the letter:

Dr. Leonardo Boff

Dear brother,

Thank you for your letter sent by Fr. Fabian.
I am happy to receive it and thank you for the generosity of your comments.

I remember our first meeting, in San Miguel, at a meeting of the CLAR, there for the years 72-75. After that I followed you, reading some of your works.

For these days you will be celebrating 80 years. I send you my best wishes.

And please do not forget to pray for me. I do it for you and your Lady.*
May Jesus bless you and may the Blessed Virgin care for you.

Fraternally.

Francis

Carta do Papa Francisco a Leonardo Boff, Leonardo Boff’s blog leonardoBOFF.com, 17 December 2018


*Below is a photo of Boff with his Lady, Márcia Monteiro da Silva Miranda. Trouble is that Boff began his relationship with this then married mother of six when she was his secretary.  For the first 12 years of their affair she spent two nights a week cohabitating with Boff.  The two tried to keep it a secret but after the affair became public his secretary divorced her husband and moved to cohabitating with Boff full-time.  By Francis’ logic, it must be a true marriage!


Francis is a polyglot

Francis speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, French, English, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. He can read them all as well.



One language the video forgot is Yiddish!


new evangelization in America

Vietnamese priest Fr. Tom rides a hoverboard for Christmas mess


Fr. Tom begins his Christmas mess homily


When your religion is empty and bereft of any sort of Catholic message, out come the props...


Last Christmas he directed the pewsitters with a lightsaber as they sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Jesus


Halloween was celebrated too!



The Novus Ordo is all about 
having a fun time 24/7.

The Malachi Martin Dossier


A symbolic photo taken of the triple-agent blaspheming ladies man and defrocked priest, Malachi Martin, on 23rd June 1996 in front of painting of the Twin Towers in New York City, New York.


Malachi Brendan Fitzmaurice-Martin was a defrocked Jesuit priest who left the Jesuit Order because they weren’t modernist enough for his taste and he had a predilection for affairs.  He sold his blather to everyone including the rabbis (whom he relished exchanging jokes with in Yiddish) that employed him at the Second Vatican Council.  A Judaic agent who sold his services to the highest bidder.  His work, done with malicious joy,  under Cardinal Bea and the liberal faction leading up to and at Vatican II was blackmailing conservative cardinals with long-closeted skeletons.  Martin received  fellowships not once but twice from the Guggenheim foundation to extol the Judaizing of the Church.  A conman extraordinaire who fooled gullible Catholics with storybook depictions of Black Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica and unbelievable tales of exorcisms.  Martin claimed to be anything and everything depending on his audiences from John XXIII’s confessor to being a ‘secret’ bishop.  On occasion the true Malachi would revel himself in interviews where he blasphemed Our Lord Jesus the Christ and stated he had, “done more for Catholic-Jewish relations than most people alive.”  If nothing else, Martin was an occult trickster.  How sad that people take seriously this flim-flam man who peddled snake oil and lies.

More will be added in the future...



  • Voris borrows latest excuse from Malachi Martin — Michael Voris borrows Malachi Martin’s “superforce” excuse and applies it to the papacy of Francis.  Voris sells this pablum to listeners of his Vortex show and on his Church Militant website. The “superforce” excuse is simply thus, the pope is a good man who is fighting the evil bishops who surround him, so don’t complain about the pope. Stay loyal to him.

  • more on the trickster Malachi Martin — An excerpt from the book, Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, concerning Malachi Martin’s backstage machinations at the Second Vatican Council, his sympathy to the Talmudic Jewish religion, Martin is compared to the heretical Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the Guggenheim connection, and how his love affair with Kakia Livanos began.

  • slippery as a snake, Malachi Martin — Mentions of Malachi Martin in the Rev. Hans Kung’s memoir, My Struggle for Freedom, as the writer of The Pilgrim under the pseudonym Michael Serafian.  One of Martin’s theses in The Pilgrim was that Roman Catholicism was in need of reform or fixing because an integral part of Catholicism was antisemitism which had led ultimately to Auschwitz.

  • the ladies' man, Malachi Martin — An excerpt form the biography, Queen of the Oil Club: The Intrepid Wanda Jablonski and the Power of Information, corroborates multiple sources on Malachi Martin’s affair with Wanda Jablonski in 1972.

  • 'apostate' Fr. Malachi Martin helps break up a marriage — Two letters concerning Fr. Malachi Martin’s affair with Mrs. Susan Kaiser which began in 1963.  In the first Fr. John Courtney Murray S.J. mentions the love letters Fr. Martin wrote to Sue Kaiser. The second from Fr. William Van Etten Casey to Archbishop H. E. Cardinal advocates for an annulment of the Kaiser’s marriage and mentions Fr. Martin’s role.

  • another mention of the 'defrocked' Malachi Martin — In Queer Street: Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985, Malachi Martin is described as being “a single serpentine, drunken defrocked Irish Jesuit priest” in the Fifth Avenue salon of Kakia Livanos who told visitors he was the confessor for John XXIII.

  • Nostra Aetate and Malachi Martin — Excerpt from The Power and the Glory which explains the role Malachi Martin played in helping Cardinal Bea draft the Second Vatican Council’s Nostra Aetate.



  • Malachi Martin would be proud — ‘Artist’ Tom Herck shows what Malachi Martin’s ‘God incarnated in a cow’ looks like in his artwork ‘Holy Cow’.

  • Malachi Martin the Kabbalist — This post quotes the supposed traditional Catholic stating that God acts through Kabbalists and later Malachi Martin praises the rabbis for using Gematria.  Martin tells one to use caution in expounding these “magnificent themes” to Roman Catholic audiences.

  • Malachi Martin was named after an Iberian Jewish banker ancestor — This post quotes from and has the entirety of an interview-article conducted by Ben L. Kaufman for The Cincinnati Enquirer with Malachi Martin as he promotes his book, The New Castle: Reaching for the Ultimate.  In it one reads that Mr. Martin was laicized, named after an Iberian Jewish banker-refugee ancestor, and more.

  • Before Malachi Martin was laicized, he relished shaking down conservative cardinals at Vatican II —  Ben L. Kaufman for The Cincinnati Enquirer interviews Malachi Martin about his life and book, Jesus Now: How Jesus Has No Past Will Not Come Again and In Loving Action Is Dissolving the Mold of Our Spent Society.  This entry contains several bombshells the biggest of which is that Martin worked for the liberals at the Second Vatican Council and was instrumental through blackmail in getting much of the un-Catholic and horribly evil agendas passed at the Council.



The headstone and graves of Father Malachi B. Martin & Kakia Livanos


More Malachi Martin:

Maurice Pinay

Michael Hoffman

Angel Queen



From left to right: Bishop Urbina Aznar, Bishop Malachi Martin, Fr. Rama 
Coomaraswamy, and Bishop José Ramon Lopez-Gaston. Let’s see that’s two 
married men, one switching-hitting defrocked triple-agent blasphemer, and
two electors of Pope Linus II.

Nittel Nacht: An Inverted Christmas




Francis was no stranger to having Orthodox rabbis over for Christmas Eve when he was the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires.  Readers of this blog, know that Francis loves all things Chasidic and that his inner-Jew is a Hasid.  It is logical to assume that Francis has continued this ‘tradition’ after he moved into Casa Santa Marta.  Since Francis’ reign began he has sought to invert everything associated with Jesus the Christ and the Catholic Faith.  Wouldn’t it therefore also be logical to ask if Francis spent the night playing chess with the rabbis, tearing toilet paper for the year, spinning the dreidel, and reading from the Toledot Yeshu? 





Friday, December 21, 2018

Francis the humble ‘Godfather’ informs the Curia of their “Afflictions” & “Joys”


Godfather, they say you are moving too fast with your revolutionary agenda...


This year Francis got up in front of the Curia and told them more about their “afflictions” — not accepting enough refugees, their sexual crimes, and not going along with Francis’ reforms — and some of their “joys” — accepting Francis’ revolutionary agenda and their new bogus saints.  Not surprisingly, Francis hadn’t foreseen the sexual crisis that has engulfed members of his Curia and church in his past Curia Addresses (see links at bottom of page) when he was diagnosing the Curia’s sins.  Reading between the lines of this year’s speech, it is a veiled threat to Curia members, ‘It’s your last chance to get on board with my revolution else you’ll suddenly find yourself in the dock facing sexual crimes, which we all know you are guilty of, with no protection from your Godfather!’  The “Divine Judgement” Francis speaks of in reality is the wrath of the humble ‘Godfather’.


The outgoing ‘capo di tutti capi’ of the The Gay Mafia Mutual Admiration 
Society™ hands over the membership roster to the new ‘capo di tutti capi’.


The entire gist if his talk is that Francis’ revolutionary Novus Ordo church is one on a pilgrimage of “purification” and not to worry “the gates of hell shall not prevail against her” because she is “beautiful” has the “Holy Spirit (i.e. god of surprises) guiding her” and the sins committed by her members “will never be able to mar the beauty of her face.” 




The Most Humble Francis’ 2018 
Christmas Address to the Curia

“The night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light” (Rom 13:12).
Filled with the joy and hope that radiate from the countenance of the Holy Child, we gather again this year for the exchange of Christmas greetings, mindful of all the joys and struggles of our world and of the Church.
To you and your co-workers, to all those who serve in the Curia, to the Papal Representatives and the staff of the various Nunciatures, I offer my cordial good wishes for a blessed Christmas. I want to express my gratitude for your daily dedication to the service of the Holy See, the Church and the Successor of Peter. Thank you very much!
Allow me also to offer a warm welcome to the new Substitute of the Secretariat of State, Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, who began his demanding and important service on 15 October last. The fact that he comes from Venezuela respects the catholicity of the Church and her need to keep expanding her horizons to the ends of the earth. Welcome, dear Archbishop, and best wishes for your work!
Christmas fills us with joy and makes us certain that no sin will ever be greater than God’s mercy; no act of ours can ever prevent the dawn of his divine light from rising ever anew in human hearts. This feast invites us to renew our evangelical commitment to proclaim Christ, the Saviour of the world and the light of the universe. “Christ, ‘holy, blameless, undefiled’ (Heb 7:26) did not know sin (cf. 2 Cor 5:21) and came only to atone for the sins of the people (cf. Heb 2:17). The Church, however, clasping sinners to her bosom, at once holy and always in need of purification, follows constantly the path of penance and renewal. She ‘presses forward amid the persecutions of the world and the consolations of God’, announcing the cross and death of the Lord until he comes (cf. 1 Cor 11:26). But by the power of the risen Lord, she is given the strength to overcome, in patience and in love, her sorrows and her difficulties, both those from within and those from without, so that she may reveal in the world, faithfully, albeit with shadows, the mystery of the Lord until, in the end, it shall be manifested in full light” (Lumen Gentium, 8).
In the firm conviction that the light always proves stronger than the darkness, I would like to reflect with you on the light that links Christmas (the Lord’s first coming in humility) to the Parousia (his second coming in glory), and confirms us in the hope that does not disappoint. It is the hope on which our individual lives, and the entire history of the Church and the world, depend.
Jesus was born in a social, political and religious situation marked by tension, unrest and gloom. His birth, awaited by some yet rejected by others, embodies the divine logic that does not halt before evil, but instead transforms it slowly but surely into goodness. Yet it also brings to light the malign logic that transforms even goodness into evil, in an attempt to keep humanity in despair and in darkness. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it” (Jn 1:5).
Each year, Christmas reminds us that God’s salvation, freely bestowed on all humanity, the Church and in particular on us, consecrated persons, does not act independently of our will, our cooperation, our freedom and our daily efforts. Salvation is a gift that must be accepted, cherished and made to bear fruit (cf. Mt 25:14-30). Being Christian, in general and for us in particular as the Lord’s anointed and consecrated, does not mean acting like an élite group who think they have God in their pocket, but as persons who know that they are loved by the Lord despite being unworthy sinners. Those who are consecrated are nothing but servants in the vineyard of the Lord, who must hand over in due time the harvest and its gain to the owner of the vineyard (cf. Mt 20:1-16).
The Bible and the Church’s history show clearly that even the elect can frequently come to think and act as if they were the owners of salvation and not its recipients, like overseers of the mysteries of God and not their humble ministers, like God’s toll-keepers and not servants of the flock entrusted to their care.
All too often, as a result of excessive and misguided zeal, instead of following God, we can put ourselves in front of him, like Peter, who remonstrated with the Master and thus merited the most severe of Christ’s rebukes: “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on the things of God but on the things of men” (Mk 8:33).
Dear brothers and sisters,
This year, in our turbulent world, the barque of the Church has experienced, and continues to experience, moments of difficulty, and has been buffeted by strong winds and tempests. Many have found themselves asking the Master, who seems to be sleeping: “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” (Mk 4:38). Others, disheartened by news reports, have begun to lose trust and to abandon her. Still others, out of fear, personal interest or other aims, have sought to attack her and aggravate her wounds. Whereas others do not conceal their glee at seeing her hard hit. Many, many others, however, continue to cling to her, in the certainty that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against her” (Mt 16:18).
Meanwhile, the Bride of Christ advances on her pilgrim way amid joys and afflictions, amid successes and difficulties from within and from without. Without a doubt, the difficulties from within are always those most hurtful and destructive.
Afflictions
Many indeed are the afflictionsAll those immigrants, forced to leave their own homelands and to risk their lives, lose their lives, or survive only to find doors barred and their brothers and sisters in our human family more concerned with political advantage and power! All that fear and prejudice! All those people, and especially those children who die each day for lack of water, food and medicine! All that poverty and destitution! All that violence directed against the vulnerable and against women! All those theatres of war both declared and undeclared. All that innocent blood spilled daily! All that inhumanity and brutality around us! All those persons who even today are systematically tortured in police custody, in prisons and in refugee camps in various parts of the world!
We are also experiencing a new age of martyrs. It seems that the cruel and vicious persecution of the Roman Empire has not yet ended. A new Nero is always being born to oppress believers solely because of their faith in Christ. New extremist groups spring up and target churches, places of worship, ministers and members of the faithful. Cabals and cliques new and old live by feeding on hatred and hostility to Christ, the Church and believers. How many Christians even now bear the burden of persecution, marginalization, discrimination and injustice throughout our world. Yet they continue courageously to embrace death rather than deny Christ. How difficult it is, even today, freely to practice the faith in all those parts of the world where religious freedom and freedom of conscience do not exist.
The heroic example of the martyrs and of countless good Samaritans – young people, families, charitable and volunteer movements, and so many individual believers and consecrated persons – cannot, however, make us overlook the counter-witness and the scandal given by some sons and ministers of the Church.
Here I will limit myself to the scourges of abuse and of infidelity.
The Church has for some time been firmly committed to eliminating the evil of abuse, which cries for vengeance to the Lord, to the God who is always mindful of the suffering experienced by many minors because of clerics and consecrated persons: abuses of power and conscience and sexual abuse.
In my own reflections on this painful subject, I have thought of King David – one of “the Lord’s anointed” (cf. 1 Sam 16:13; 2 Sam 11-12). He, an ancestor of the Holy Child who was also called “the son of David”, was chosen, made king and anointed by the Lord. Yet he committed a triple sin, three grave abuses at once: “sexual abuse, abuse of power and abuse of conscience”. Three distinct forms of abuse that nonetheless converge and overlap.
The story begins, as we know, when the King, although a proven warrior, stayed home to take his leisure, instead of going into battle amid God’s people. David takes advantage, for his own convenience and interest, of his position as king (the abuse of power). The Lord’s anointed, he does as he wills, and thus provokes an irresistible moral decline and a weakening of conscience. It is precisely in this situation that, from the palace terrace, he sees Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite, at her bath (cf. 2 Sam 11) and covets her. He sends for her and they lie together (yet another abuse of power, plus sexual abuse). He abuses a married woman and, to cover his sin, he recalls Uriah and seeks unsuccessfully to convince him to spend the night with his wife. He then orders the captain of his army to expose Uriah to death in battle (a further abuse of power, plus an abuse of conscience). The chain of sin soon spreads and quickly becomes a web of corruption.
The sparks of sloth and lust, and “letting down the guard” are what ignite the diabolical chain of grave sins: adultery, lying and murder. Thinking that because he was king, he could have and do whatever he wanted, David tries to deceive Bathsheba’s husband, his people, himself and even God. The king neglects his relationship with God, disobeys the divine commandments, damages his own moral integrity, without even feeling guilty. The “anointed” continues to exercise his mission as if nothing had happened. His only concern was to preserve his image, to keep up appearances. For “those who think they commit no grievous sins against God’s law can fall into a state of dull lethargy. Since they see nothing serious to reproach themselves with, they fail to realize that their spiritual life has gradually turned lukewarm. They end up weakened and corrupted” (Gaudete et Exsultate, 164). From being sinful, they now become corrupt.
Today too, there are consecrated men, “the Lord’s anointed”, who abuse the vulnerable, taking advantage of their position and their power of persuasion. They perform abominable acts yet continue to exercise their ministry as if nothing had happened. They have no fear of God or his judgement, but only of being found out and unmasked. Ministers who rend the ecclesial body, creating scandals and discrediting the Church’s saving mission and the sacrifices of so many of their confrères.
Today too, there are many Davids who, without batting an eye, enter into the web of corruption and betray God, his commandments, their own vocation, the Church, the people of God and the trust of little ones and their families. Often behind their boundless amiability, impeccable activity and angelic faces, they shamelessly conceal a vicious wolf ready to devour innocent souls.
The sins and crimes of consecrated persons are further tainted by infidelity and shame; they disfigure the countenance of the Church and undermine her credibility. The Church herself, with her faithful children, is also a victim of these acts of infidelity and these real sins of “peculation”.
Dear brothers and sisters,
Let it be clear that before these abominations the Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes. The Church will never seek to hush up or not take seriously any case. It is undeniable that some in the past, out of irresponsibility, disbelief, lack of training, inexperience, or spiritual and human short-sightedness, treated many cases without the seriousness and promptness that was due. That must never happen again. This is the choice and the decision of the whole Church.
This coming February, the Church will restate her firm resolve to pursue unstintingly a path of purification. She will question, with the help of experts, how best to protect children, to avoid these tragedies, to bring healing and restoration to the victims, and to improve the training imparted in seminaries. An effort will be made to make past mistakes opportunities for eliminating this scourge, not only from the body of the Church but also from that of society. For if this grave tragedy has involved some consecrated ministers, we can ask how deeply rooted it may be in our societies and in our families. Consequently, the Church will not be limited to healing her own wounds, but will seek to deal squarely with this evil that causes the slow death of so many persons, on the moral, psychological and human levels.
Dear brothers and sisters,
In discussing this scourge, some, even within the Church, take to task certain communications professionals, accusing them of ignoring the overwhelming majority of cases of abuse that are not committed by clergy, and of intentionally wanting to give the false impression that this evil affects the Catholic Church alone. I myself would like to give heartfelt thanks to those media professionals who were honest and objective and sought to unmask these predators and to make their victims’ voices heard. Even if it were to involve a single case of abuse (something itself monstrous), the Church asks that people not be silent but bring it objectively to light, since the greater scandal in this matter is that of cloaking the truth.
Let us all remember that only David’s encounter with the prophet Nathan made him understand the seriousness of his sin. Today we need new Nathans to help so many Davids rouse themselves from a hypocritical and perverse life. Please, let us help Holy Mother Church in her difficult task of recognizing real from false cases, accusations from slander, grievances from insinuations, gossip from defamation. This is no easy task, since the guilty are capable of skillfully covering their tracks, to the point where many wives, mothers and sisters are unable to detect them in those closest to them: husbands, godfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, neighbours, teachers and the like. The victims too, carefully selected by their predators, often prefer silence and live in fear of shame and the terror of rejection.
To those who abuse minors I would say this: convert and hand yourself over to human justice, and prepare for divine justice. Remember the words of Christ: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals! For it is necessary that scandals come, but woe to the man by whom the scandal comes! (Mt 18:6-7).
Dear brothers and sisters,
Now let me speak of another affliction, namely the infidelity of those who betray their vocation, their sworn promise, their mission and their consecration to God and the Church. They hide behind good intentions in order to stab their brothers and sisters in the back and to sow weeds, division and bewilderment. They always find excuses, including intellectual and spiritual excuses, to progress unperturbed on the path to perdition.
This is nothing new in the Church’s history. Saint Augustine, in speaking of the good seed and the weeds, says: “Do you perhaps believe, brethren, that weeds cannot spring up even on the thrones of bishops? Do you perhaps think that this is found only lower down and not higher up? Heaven forbid that we be weeds!… Even on the thrones of bishops good grain and weeds can be found; even in the different communities of the faithful good grain and weeds can be found (Serm. 73, 4: PL 38, 472).
These words of Saint Augustine urge us to remember the old proverb: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. They help us realize that the Tempter, the Great Accuser, is the one who brings division, sows discord, insinuates enmity, persuades God’s children and causes them to doubt.
Behind these sowers of weeds, we always find the thirty pieces of silver. The figure of David thus brings us to that of Judas Iscariot, another man chosen by the Lord who sells out his Master and hands him over to death. David the sinner and Judas Iscariot will always be present in the Church, since they represent the weakness that is part of our human condition. They are icons of the sins and crimes committed by those who are chosen and consecrated. United in the gravity of their sin, they nonetheless differ when it comes to conversion. David repented, trusting in God’s mercy; Judas hanged himself.
All of us, then, in order to make Christ’s light shine forth, have the duty to combat all spiritual corruption, which is “worse than the fall of the sinner, for it is a comfortable and self-satisfied form of blindness. Everything then appears acceptable: deception, slander, egotism and other subtle forms of self-centeredness, for ‘even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light’ (2 Cor 11:14). So Solomon ended his days, whereas David, who sinned greatly, was able to make up for his disgrace” (Gaudete et Exsultate, 165).
Joys
Our joys have been many in the past year. For example: the successful outcome of the Synod devoted to young people; the progress made in the reform of the Curia; the efforts made to achieve clarity and transparency in financial affairs; the praiseworthy work of the Office of the Auditor-General and the AIF; the good results attained by the IOR; the new Law of the Vatican City State; the Decree on labour in the Vatican, and many other less visible results. We can think of the new Blesseds and Saints who are “precious stones” adorning the face of the Church and radiating hope, faith and light in our world. Here mention must be made of the nineteen recent martyrs of Algeria: “nineteen lives given for Christ, for his Gospel and for the Algerian people … models of everyday holiness, the holiness of “the saints next door” (Thomas Georgeon, “Nel segno della fraternità”, L’Osservatore Romano, 8 December 2018, p. 6). Then too, the great number of the faithful who each year receive baptism and thus renew the youth of the Church as a fruitful mother, and the many of her children who come home and re-embrace the Christian faith and life. All those families and parents who take their faith seriously and daily pass it on to their children by the joy of their love (cf. Amoris Laetitia, 259-290). And the witness given by so many young people who courageously choose the consecrated life and the priesthood.
Another genuine cause for joy is the great number of consecrated men and women, bishops and priests, who daily live their calling in fidelity, silence, holiness and self-denial. They are persons who light up the shadows of humanity by their witness of faith, love and charity. Persons who work patiently, out of love for Christ and his Gospel, on behalf of the poor, the oppressed and the least of our brothers and sisters; they are not looking to show up on the first pages of newspapers or to receive accolades. Leaving all behind and offering their lives, they bring the light of faith wherever Christ is abandoned, thirsty, hungry, imprisoned and naked (cf. Mt 25:31-46). I think especially of the many parish priests who daily offer good example to the people of God, priests close to families, who know everyone’s name and live lives of simplicity, faith, zeal, holiness and charity. They are overlooked by the mass media, but were it not for them, darkness would reign.
Dear brothers and sisters,
In speaking of light, afflictions, David and Judas, I wanted to stress the importance of a growing awareness that should lead to a duty of vigilance and protection on the part of those entrusted with governance in the structures of ecclesial and consecrated life. In effect, the strength of any institution does not depend on its being composed of men and women who are perfect (something impossible!), but on its willingness to be constantly purified, on its capacity to acknowledge humbly its errors and correct them; and on its ability to get up after falling down. It depends on seeing the light of Christmas radiating from the manger in Bethlehem, on treading the paths of history in order to come at last to the Parousia.
We need, then, to open our hearts to the true light, Jesus Christ. He is the light that can illumine life and turn our darkness into light; the light of goodness that conquers evil; the light of the love that overcomes hatred; the light of the life that triumphs over death; the divine light that turns everything and everyone into light. He is the light of our God: poor and rich, merciful and just, present and hidden, small and great.
Let us keep in mind this splendid passage of Saint Macarius the Great, a fourth-century Desert Father, about Christmas: “God makes himself little! The inaccessible and uncreated One, in his infinite and ineffable goodness, has taken a body and made himself little. In his goodness, he descends from his glory. No one in the heavens or on earth can grasp the greatness of God, and no one in the heavens or on earth can grasp how God makes himself poor and little for the poor and little. As incomprehensible is his grandeur, so too is his littleness” (cf. Ps.-Macarius, Homilies IV, 9-10; XXII, 7: PG 34: 479-480; 737-738).
Let us remember that Christmas is the feast of the “great God who makes himself little and in his littleness does not cease to be great. And in this dialectic of great and little, we find the tender love of God. Greatness that becomes little, and littleness that becomes great” (Homily in Santa Marta, 14 December 2017; cf. Homily in Santa Marta, 25 April 2013).
Each year, Christmas gives us the certainty that God’s light will continue to shine, despite our human misery. It gives us the certainty that the Church will emerge from these tribulations all the more beautiful, purified and radiant. All the sins and failings and evil committed by some children of the Church will never be able to mar the beauty of her face. Indeed, they are even a sure proof that her strength does not depend on us but ultimately on Christ Jesus, the Saviour of the world and the light of the universe, who loves her and gave his life for her. Christmas gives us the certainty that the grave evils perpetrated by some will never be able to cloud all the good that the Church freely accomplishes in the world. Christmas gives the certainty that the true strength of the Church and of our daily efforts, so often hidden, rests in the Holy Spirit, who guides and protects her in every age, turning even sins into opportunities for forgiveness, failures into opportunities for renewal, and evil into an opportunity for purification and triumph.
Thank you very much and a Happy Christmas to all!

Francis’ 2018 Christmas Address to the Roman Curia, National Catholic Register, (21 December 2018).



‘Purification through Revolution!’



Francis’ past addresses to the Curia

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

the new evangelization in Germany


An airline stewardess clad in a mini-skirt makes 
a mockery of the Novus Ordo’s midnight mess!



You can’t make this stuff up!

Francis’ Library of Judaica




This post will be updated as Call Me Jorge... continues to discover and write about books Francis has added to his private collection.  Francis is a consummate collector and avid reader of Judaica. Also included will be books Francis has written or had translated into Hebrew for his rabbinical compatriots.

  • Francis adds more rabbinical books to his library — Professor Nathan Aviezer drops by for a visit and presents Francis with two books, In Fossils and Faith: Understanding Torah and Science and In the Beginning: Biblical Creation and Science.  Aviezer explains the creation of the world through a combination of Talmud, Orthodox Judaism, and evolution while leaning heavily on two kabblaists, Maimonides and Nachmanides.


  • Blasphemies in Francis' book, Rome and Jerusalem: Rabbi Talks with Pope — Francis has his 2010 book with Rabbi Abraham Skora, Sobre el cielo y la tierra, translated into modern Hebrew, על רומא וירושלים :שיחות בין אפיפיור לרב (Rome and Jerusalem: Rabbi Talks with Pope). The book contains blasphemy against Our Lord Jesus the Christ and refers to Catholic priests as “idol worshipers”.  It is published by Koren Publishers Jerusalem, known for publishing the Talmud of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.


  • The ongoing kabbalistic process — Nostra Aetate — In 2015 for the 50th anniversary of Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate בעת הזאת: מסמכים ומחקרים על הכנסייה הקתולית והיהודים לנוכח השואה ובעקבותיה was published. The title translates in English as, In Our Time: Documents and research on the Catholic Church and the Jews in light of the Holocaust and its aftermath. This book is a translation into modern Hebrew for the first time of Nostra Aetate and includes speeches given by John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis in the Great Synagogue in Rome, the notes they placed in the Western Wall, and conversely speeches by them in Yad Vashem as well as in Auschwitz.

  • Francis adds a copy of ‘Mystic Tales From the Emek HaMelech’ to his kabbalistic library collection — A group Chasidic Jews from Poland stop by for a private audience with Francis. They sing Chasidic songs and give him a copy of Mystic Tales From the Emek HaMelech. It is full of Talmud and Lurianic Kabbalah.  The Emek HaMelech is the kabbalah that was accepted by the Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s words on the levels higher than the Atzilus (part of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life) also based on the Emek HaMelech.

  • Francis adds another Talmudic Jewish book to his library — Orthodox Rabbi Shmuel Goldin visits and brings a gift, Unlocking the Torah Text Bereishit.  In the book, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin presents Jacob’s Ladder from Genesis through the mirror of a synagogue located in a concentration camp in the Theresienstadt ghetto. 

  • How many books on Talmudic Judaism does Francis have in his personal library? — Francis scored big for his library the day he had several groups of Talmudic Jews come for a private audience! Among the books gained: Communitati et Orbi, To the Community and to the World; Die Zukunft Europas und das Judentum: Impulse zu einem gesellschaftlichen Diskurs; one unidentified book; and כלל ופרט בין ירושלים לרומי - Between Jerusalem and Rome: The Shared Universal and the Respected Particular Reflections on 50 Years of Nostra Aetate.

  • What book did Francis receive from Rabbi Pynchas Brener? — Rabbi Brener comes bearing gifts for Francis, a kippah, and a copy of Agadá: Zuron Yosef y Rajel, which is the Sephardic Agadá (haggadah) for the seder meal.  The book also explains that following the laws of the seder meal brings one freedom.

  • New printing of Babylonian Talmud - Tractate Berakhot extolled in L’Osservatore Romano — Francis unofficial newspaper,  L’Osservatore Romano publishes a glowing article on the Talmud Babylonian Tractate Berakhot. The two volumes contain the Shema prayer (Francis is so obsessed over) and also blessings/prayers for the moon, the sun, the Amidah, getting out of jail, etc... Francis is a huge fan of publications that Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is involved with.

  • update on the new member of the Pontifical Academy Of Life — Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, M.D. — Francis appoints the author of the Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics to the Pontifical Academy Of Life. This encyclopedia is a must read for those who want to understand Jewish ‘value$’.

  • L’Osservatore Romano recommends Daf Yomi (Daily Talmud Lessons) — Exactly as the title of this post sounds, Francis’ unofficial mouthpiece, L’Osservatore Romano, endorses one reading a page of the Talmud a day.  In only 7 years and 5 months, the entire 2,711 pages of the Talmud can be read by following the recommended ‘Daf Yomi’ program.  It should be no surprise, as Francis not only has read the Talmud and the Kabbalah but often draws concepts from them which see the light of day in his homilies and interviews.


  • Francis received Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s book — Francis’ friend, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, drops in for a general audience where he sat in Francis’ VIP box.  After Francis is finished blathering, the rabbi hands him a copy of his book Listening to God which more appropriately should be called Listening to the Insane Delusions and Ravings of the Rabbis.

  • Fresh off the ‘drukn’ — The Bible of Friendship — Francis writes the preface to La Bibbia dell’Amicizia: Brani della Torah/Pentateuco commentati da ebrei e cristiani in which he implies that Christianity is anti-semitic at its core and invokes a Talmudic curse on Christians in a macabre jest.

  • Francis receives a copy of ‘The Jewish Annotated New Testament’ — How many Judaic books can one man have? This time its a copy of the New Testament with glosses explaining how Jesus was a Jew and that the “anti-semitism” of the New Testament resulted from hateful non-Jews’ wrongful interpretations.  Cites the Talmud, the Kabbalah, the Mishnah, the Zohar, the Pirkei Avot, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and an assortment of other Judaic literature in defense of its laughable arguments.

  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach met with Francis — After a general audience, Francis meets with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who gives him a copy of his book Kosher Jesus.  This book states the Gospels give the wrong impression of Jesus. Boteach wants readers to believe that Jesus never declared himself God or meant to abolish Jewish law and Christianity emerged from a few savvy people after the destruction of the Second Temple. It’s a piece of blasphemous trash from a member of the Chabad mafia and a shady rabbinical family of weapons dealers.

  • Francis gets a Hebrew Bible — Francis accepts a Jerusalem Crown — Hebrew University Bible from Menahem Ben Sasson.  It has the rabbinical stamp of approval from the Rambam (aka Maimonides) himself. There is nothing Catholic about this book as it uses the Talmud and the midrashim to explain the text.  Francis it appears can never have enough Talmudic Jewish books and commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

  • Francis’ rabbinical chums drop by the Vatican for a visit — Francis receives a facsimile of the Alba Bible from the president of the HispanoJudía Foundation, David Hatchwell. The Alba Bible is a translation of the Hebrew Bible into Castilian by Rabbi Moïse Arragel of Guadalajara interpreted through the lenses of the Zohar, Midrashim, Talmud, and Targumin. It also features rabbinical commentary from Abraham ibn Ezra, Maimonides, Nahmanides, R. Joseph Kimhi, R. Asher ben Jehiel, Shlomo ben Aderet, R. Ya'acob and Nissim of Gerona. Francis must be ecstatic to have added another rabbinic bible to his collection.


More to come...

Monday, December 17, 2018

Francis received Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s book


(left to right) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, and CJCUC Executive Director, David Nekrutman, 
meet with Francis in St. Peter’s Square, 26 October 2016.

Listening to God by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin


Francis and Rabbi Shlomo Riskin go way back. When he was but a lowly cardinal in Argentina, Francis would send his best and brightest seminarians and priests to Israel to study with Orthodox rabbis.  This program was run by Rabbi Riskin under the auspices of The Center for Jewish–Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC).  Under the tutelage of the CJCUC, the students learn that Christianity has Talmudic roots and get brainwashed with the latest Zionist propaganda.

In the book, Listening to God, Francis can read inspirational stories about the glories of Zionism; Rav Soloveitchik; why Shlomo Riskin decided to become a rabbi;  Rav Kahaneman, arguments about Halacha; Talmudic Judaism after the Holocaust; the magick of a mezuzah (Francis probably read this one right away since he is obsessed with the ‘Shema’); Rav Yaakov; the importance of Shabbat; how to fundraise; kosher slaughter; how the Talmud defeated Vladimir Lenin; circumcision stories; paving the way for the Messiah; the time the Lubavitcher Rebbe joined with Begin and Herzl to rescue Efrat; the birth of Ohr Torah Israel; how the Lubavitcher Rebbe still keeps watch; warnings from the Lubavitcher Rebbe; Tikkun Olam; and so much, much more!

Francis inner-Jew must have been doing somersaults when he received this book.


Related:

Frankie the ‘Yid’ rebukes Jesus

Over two years ago Francis visited Comunità di Villa Nazareth, a school to help prepare orphans and children from large poor families for civil life, answered questions from students and gave them advice. One of the boys who asked Francis if he ever had a crisis of faith, to which Francis replied:

“So many times I find I am in crisis with the faith, sometimes I have the audacity to rebuke Jesus, and also to doubt. Will this be the truth? But it will be a dream?” [Then] Bergoglio explained to the youngsters that this has happened to him, “as a boy, as a seminarian, as a religious, as a priest, as a bishop and even as the Pope.” 
Francis says he often doubts his faith and even rebukes Christ!, Call Me Jorge..., (24 June 2016).



In this answer, Francis' Talmudic inner-Jew shines forth as it shows off its Yiddish chutzpah.


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Let Francis’ buddy, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, explain God’s reaction to being rebuked, “My children have defeated Me, My children have defeated Me!”  So there you have it dear reader, you now know why Francis rebukes Jesus daily as he goes about correcting God’s mistakes! 


More on chutzpah:

Monday, December 10, 2018

‘Yeah mon, it’s reggae time!’ — the new evangelization in Canada, eh!?


Fr. Mario is a ‘Christ-afarian’



Sacred is a concept which doesn’t exist in the Novus Ordo.

The Pope Video — Season 3 Episode 12


The Gos-spiel according to Francis...



contra



He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.” (Matthew 12,30 & Luke 11,23)


As the living father hath sent me, and live by the father: and he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat Manna, and died. He that eateth this bread, shall live for ever. These things he said teaching in the Synagogue, in Capharnaum. Many therefore of his Disciples hearing it, said, This saying is hard, and who can hear it? [...] And after this many of his Disciples went back: and now they walked not with him.” (John 57-60 & 66)

Friday, December 7, 2018

When the Nativity of Our Lord just isn’t enough!


Forgotten in the Novus Ordo is that,  “For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.” — John 3, 16

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A sand Nativity Scene is coming soon to St. Peter’s Square


“A Savior is born!”



Previous sand nativities made by the ‘Jesolo Sand Nativity’ company.

(click images to enlarge)

  The Cult of Francis — the ‘savior’ of children.

 A somewhat traditional creche.

A somewhat odd photo and Nativity scene.

 The infant Jesus as a refugee savior.

The Moslems from Africa are our ‘saviors’ too!


Other works produced by the Jesolo.

 No clue what it is but it is large.

 A dead person, like last year’s creche in St. Peter’s.

 Obese people embracing.

Angkor Wat.

Tribute to everyone’s favorite revolutionary communist, after Che Guevara, for his 100th birthday!



What have all these revolutionary modernists concocted to ‘honor’ the birth of Our Savior, Jesus the Christ?


When completed, 700 tons of sand will be sculpted into a temporary creche.


The project is under the watchful eye of one his henchmen and has Francis’ full approval.



To be unveiled December 7th!