Monday, January 14, 2019

Francis is highly educated and very well read

A dunce? Hardly, he’s calculating and malevolent.

Many conservatives in the Novus Ordo portray Francis as a simpleton.  On social media often the reaction to the latest anti-Catholic shenanigans Francis is that he is a fool who was never educated and therefore doesn’t understand what he is doing. 

The truth of the matter is that Francis is highly educated and very well read.  In a recent tweet, by his biographer Austen Ivereigh it is pointed out that Francis knew where the occultist Henri de Lubac got the term  “spiritual worldliness”.  Only someone steeped in the arcana of ‘ressourcement’ and Vatican II would know this. 

Francis has read this collection of books from cover to cover.

In his Address to Italian Association of Church History Professors (12 January 2019) Francis bragged of being “enthusiastic about reading about history,” having read all thirty-seven volumes of Ludwig von Pastor’s History of the Popes and “it did me good.”

Three other examples out of countless examples of his past behavior should suffice.  Firstly, in 2015 during one of his rambling in-flight interviews that he conducts on return trips to Rome he recommended reading Lord of the World by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson in order to understand Francis’ concept of ‘ideological colonization’.  Secondly, Francis knows the minutiae of Halakhic law, down to what is and isn’t kosher food and how it should be prepared. He demonstrated this at the kosher lunch he hosted for his rabbinical friends at Casa Santa Marta in 2014.  Lastly, Francis is constantly collecting and reading books dedicated to Judaica for his ever growing library.

Francis is not only intelligent and calculating but has an education that would rival those with doctorates in their respected fields.

Francis has enough Judaica books in his personal library to outfit a yeshiva.


  1. Given the things you mention, this is, nonetheless, very light-weight intellectual matter when compared to comprehending the works, say, of Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, and many others.

    Francis is astute, cunning, like a serpent. He knows how to seek objectives and how and when to strike.

    But, in my judgment, he is not cultured or well-read person at all for someone who is a) supposed to be a well-formed Catholic; nor b) supposed to be a well-formed Jesuit; nor c) someone who is supposed to be a well-formed bishop, etc., etc.

  2. I'm sorry, but I'm not buying this false dichotomy. "Highly educated" does not equate to highly intelligent. Want proof? Take a look at the latest SJW millennial morons pouring out of the public school system - and just listen to their idiotic reasoning skills. Or more precisely - their INABILITY to even recognize coherent reasoning skills. And Jorge Bergoglio is just an elderly version of this juvenile idiocy. He's not bright by any means, but he makes up for it with ruthless moral bankruptcy and his absolute lack of any sense of shame. He is in fact mad - not in a clinical way, but in a very intellectual and diabolic way. As Chesterton noted:

    “If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment.”

  3. Oh and one more thing, stop feeding this false cult of personality of Bergoglio. This notion that he is some sort of scholar is pure manufactured stage-craft to promote a false image of the clown. The truth is - he has surrounded himself with intellectuals and educated specialists that he constantly cribs from. It's well documented that he has used ghostwriters like Archbishop Víctor Manuel “Tucho” Fernández to author his works. Oh and as far as the kosher meals? Well that has been revealed to be the work of Bergoglio's good friend Rabbi Abraham Skorka. And here's a story with the details of Skorka arranging kosher meals for him and Bergoglio:

    A Rabbi Whose Good Friend Became The Pope:

    Skorka has been talking about this trip ever since, in interviews and meetings with Jewish groups, for two reasons: the hotel was inside the Vatican, and the friend was Pope Francis.

    “He invited me to share his table for the three daily meals. He told me, ‘You have to sit here’ — to sit on his right,” Skorka said in a recent interview in New York. “I said, ‘Look, I have to say Kiddush.’ I had to say the special blessing for the holiday, for Shabbat, before the meal is served. He told me, ‘Do what you have to do.’”

  4. Bergoglio is an intellectual Pygmy in comparison with his two predecessors. If cunning is the lowest form of intelligence Bergoglio easily outshines them in it.

  5. Books are like instruction manuals, it all depends on what you're trying to build with them. Reading in itself isn't a virtue. Could he be intelligent? Intelligent enough to get himself in trouble. He could be a black belt in Freemasonry, Communism, Modernism, for all we know but his fighting style is purple dinosaur because that's where they want to take the fight. The naive, the impressionable, the women and children have always been the main targets of this trash takeover.

  6. By educated we need to know where, when and what did he study. degrees, etc.

  7. What are his educational credits. . Schools, degrees etc.All this other stuff is " after school" activities"