Monday, March 26, 2018

What’s going on at the FSSPX?

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A Novus Ordo diocesan priest oversees the exchange of vows 
while the SSPX priest stands to the side and watches.

“Thus, we find ourselves in a case of necessity.... This is why we are convinced that, by the act of these consecrations today, we are obeying... the call of God.” — Abp. Marcel Lefebvre in sermon given at  the episcopal consecrations of June 30, 1988.

Quoted in Archbishop Lefebvre and the Vatican, 2nd ed., Fr. Francois Laisney, (Kansas City: Angelus Press, 1999), pp. 118-19.

Last month on February 10, 2018, a couple from the FSSPX community of St. Raphael’s in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada were wed by a Novus Ordo priest, Fr. Kelly Wilson.  This wedding didn’t take place at St. Raphael’s, instead it happened in Fr. Wilson’s diocesan church of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.  After the exchange of vows, Fr. Richard Vachon, who had witnessed all this go down, proceeded to offer a nuptial mass (Tridentine Mass — 1962) in the Novus Ordo St. Augustine’s.  According to the Remnant Newspaper,
“The couple preferred the church of St. Augustine for the ceremony, and Fr. Vachon reportedly indicated to them that since it is the couple who are the ministers of the sacrament of marriage, it doesn’t matter which priest officiated.”  

This leads to all sorts of questions.  First off, is Fr. Kelly Wilson a valid priest?  If so, is the Novus Ordo Missae valid?  If so, since communion is given in the hand and particles of the host fall on the ground, did not — the bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, priests, and guests — all those present walk on Christ?

What if the bride and groom tire of each other and decide to get an annulment?  Will they go to the diocese where annulments are given out for fogging a mirror?  Or will they go to the SSPX which claims a right they do not have under a “state of necessity” to grant annulments?

The answer to all these questions is dependent on whom in the SSPX you ask them to and how well the talks with Modernist Rome are going at the moment.  Sometimes they say, ‘yes, it’s doubtful’ other times, ‘no, it’s valid’.  None of this should be surprising as the FSSPX runs hot and cold.  Perhaps, Bp. Bernard Fellay can clarify as to what SSPX’s policy is regarding marriage and their agreement with Modernist Rome?

“[It’s] not a trap, not a bad, hidden trick”

(From 1 minute 12 seconds to 16 minutes 40 seconds; Bp. Fellay speaks on marriage and the Vatican granting them the privilege to perform weddings provided they meet certain conditions; Letter can be read by clicking here.)

St. Raphael’s Priory of the SSPX in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada was so proud of the Novus Ordoized - Extraordinary Form wedding that they published a photo of the married couple standing beside the Novus Ordo presider and SSPX priest (see below) in their bulletin of March 2018.

If the SSPX is now going to have their priests witness marriages in Novus Ordo churches that have a Novus Ordo presider as the main witness, then have their priest offer up the ‘Extraordinary Form’ for the couple in the same Novus Ordo church, what’s the point and where is the “state of necessity”?

Is the Society bringing the Faith back to Modernist Rome and its Novus Ordo Missae or is the Society becoming that which it so strongly protested for years?

It’s interesting times to be living in.

Hey if the Vatican can have two popes, why not have two priests for a wedding?

***** UPDATED 4 APRIL 2018 *****

The above mentioned groom writes an open letter concerning his wedding and the SSPX—Canada posts it on their official website.

Ottawa, ON
March 26th 2018
A clarification on my wedding
I, Nicolas Lessard, got married to Monica Green on the 10th of February 2018, in the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Augustine of Canterbury in Brandon, Manitoba. Both my wife and I are faithful of the Society of Saint Pius X. The host priest, Father Kelly received our vows, and Father Vachon, of the SSPX celebrated our wedding mass. Following the wedding, there has been a lot of buzz about the circumstances of the wedding in the context of the relationship between Rome and the Society. This letter intends to address this “controversy”.
The first point I would like to make is that the controversy started off with the SSPX's Winnipeg bulletin showing a picture of my wife and me, Father Vachon of the SSPX, who prepared our marriage, and Father Kelly. The bulletin didn’t give many details and the articles that spawned from it implied or assumed many things that were false. Normally, someone who doesn’t know all the aspects of an issue should give the benefit of the doubt, in all Christian charity. The fact that some bloggers did not do so indicates to me that they are spinning a story to drive an ideological narrative, which is disingenuous and dishonest.
The second point addresses the location of the marriage. The location was not imposed on us by the diocese or the SSPX but was freely chosen by Monica (from SK) and myself (from QC). The SSPX priests here do not have the necessary civil license to perform marriages in Saskatchewan (SK) since they do not reside there, which complicated the location selection. We found this church, which presented all the qualities we were looking for which many churches, including both the SSPX churches in Welwyn (SK) and Winnipeg (MB), lacked. These include seating capacity, whether the church was heated (we’re in Canada here!), distance to the reception hall, cost, transports, and the dignity of the church. This last point is worth mentioning since all attendees noticed the sheer beauty of St. Augustine of Canterbury. There was an appreciation for the beautiful harmony of the Traditional liturgy, the Gregorian singing and the church’s well preserved gothic interior. 
The third point regards the laws of the Church. Monica and I consider ourselves not just faithful of the SSPX, but faithful Roman Catholics. In spite of the cancerous crisis going on in the Church, she stays the One True Church of God, and thus the errors of her representatives do not negate the obligation to follow legitimate requests. Neither of us were willing to weaken our marriage bonds by operating outside proper regulations.
We would have had Father Vachon receive our marriage vows if it had been up to us. But since, we were in a church of the diocese, we followed the directives given to the Society by Rome concerning the Society’s marriages. We understand that the Society has followed this same procedure for many individual cases long before these directives were published anyway; actual SSPX parishioners will know that. 
I hope this letter answers most of the questions that were raised from this one picture and label in a parish bulletin. Although it is unfortunate that our marriage was used by some online to promote baseless speculation, my wife and I will take this occasion to ask those who read this to pray for us and for the SSPX! 
Nicolas Lessard
‘Open Letter Lessard—Green SSPX Wedding’, A clarification on my wedding, SSPX—Canada, (26 March 2018)


More on ISIS:

Saturday, March 24, 2018

the neo-cons and the alt-right share the same rabbit hole

What do Nina Rosenwald, Henry "Scoop"Jackson, Richard Perle, Frank Gaffney, Henry M. Jackson, Larry Solov, John Bolton, Robert Mercer, Kellyanne Conway, Rebekah Mercer, Robert Spencer, David Horowitz, Pamela Geller, Milo Yiannopoulos, Tommy Robinson (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon), Christine Brim, Alan Lake, Robert Shillman, Ben Shapiro, Ted Cruz, Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Epstein, Mike Cernovich, Ghislane Maxwell, Charles C. Johnson, James O’Keefe, Charles Koch, David Koch, Rebecca Walter Dunn, Ginni Thomas, Laura Loomer, Robert J. Shillman, Jack Posobiec, Alex Jones, and Donald Trump have in common?  A tangled spider’s web of connections.

Robert Spencer covering up his bald spot.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Aren’t tickets to Francis’ general audiences free?

Where then, are the people?

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ūüėā An empty square today for story time with Chaos Frank, crowd must have been in line to buy his new book ‘Dio √® giovane’.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Francis and tattoos

‘Hey your tattoos look interesting, let’s dialogue!’

“And one, a seminarian from Ukraine, asked about tattoos.

Yulian Vendzilovych, a seminarian at Holy Spirit Seminary in Lviv, asked the pope how a young priest is to judge which parts of modern culture are good and which are not. He used the example of tattoos, which many young people believe "express true beauty," he said.

"Don't be afraid of tattoos," the pope responded, noting that for centuries Eritrean Christians and others have gotten tattoos of the cross.

"Of course, there can be exaggerations," the pope said. But a tattoo "is a sign of belonging," and asking a young person about his or her tattoos can be a great place to begin a dialogue about priorities, values, belonging, "and then you can approach the culture of the young."”

‘Pope Francis talks tech, sex and tattoos with young adults’, America: The Jesuit Review Magazine, (19 March 2018)

She isn’t exaggerating, her tattoos and sign say it all.


Why does Francis insists so strongly that Islam is peaceful?

“If the world hate you, know ye that it hath hated me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”

After meeting with Talmudic rabbis, Francis most popular guests are imams and Islamicists.  Every time he meets with one of the Moslems he says something along the lines of how peaceful the Moslem ‘religion’ is.  Francis had a private audience with Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen this past Friday.  The statement which has come out is no exception.

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al Othaimeen met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican today, Friday, 16 March 2018. 
During the meeting both sides emphasized the importance of interfaith dialogue and raising the voice of wisdom and tolerance to combat extremism and terrorism. The Secretary General emphasized to His Holiness that terrorism has no religion, and that OIC condemns all terrorist acts coming from any religion. 
Al Othaimeen presented his thanks to the Pope for his stand on the issue of Al Quds [Jerusalem] and the basic rights of the Muslims and Christians in the holy city. Both sides were in agreement on the cause of Palestine and Al Quds [Jerusalem]. 
Al Othaimeen also appreciated the position of the Pope on many issues such as promoting human rights and migration, expressing his thanks to Pope Francis for his position on the Rohingya Muslims and their rights. The Pope from his side expressed his support to the basic rights of the Rohingya, adding that their suffering has been going on for a long time, and he thanked neighboring countries, specially Bangladesh for hosting them. 
The Pope also appreciated OIC’s position against terrorism, and stressed that there is no link between Islam and terrorism. 
The Secretary General also met with His Eminence the Secretary of State of the Vatican Pietro Parolin. They discussed cooperation and importance of dialogue between both sides and continuous contact. 

‘OIC Secretary General Discusses with Pope Francis Terrorism, Rohingya and Quds Issues’, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, (16 March 2018)

Here we have a representative of the Moslems thanking Francis for his stand on Jerusalem.  Francis said of Jerusalem, “I wish to make a heartfelt appeal to ensure that everyone is committed to respecting the status quo...”  The status quo is the de-Christianization of Jerusalem and Israel.  Why would Francis also stress,“that there is no link between Islam and terrorism”?  The answer is a fairly simple one, Francis serves the machinations of the rabbis — therefore Islam is acceptable since it’s the fulfillment of the Noahide Laws — Christianity is considered Avodah Zarah (idol worship) and worthy of death.   Hence, Moslems are given a free pass and Catholics who profess the Faith are condemned.  Francis’ rabbinical buddies do not want non-Jews to covert to Talmudic Judaism instead the Talmudists want the non-Jews to convert to one of the acceptable forms of servile Noahidism.  So now you know why Franis insists that Islam is peaceful.

“blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.”

Friday, March 16, 2018

the new evangelization — first communion

“Steven, you are supposed to eat it!”

The death rattle of the Novus Ordo Missae.

‘Disorderly, confused, omnipotent, and charismatic’ Francis compares similarly to the vindictive abuser, Marcial Maciel

video source: Gloria.TV News, A Very Interesting Analysis of Pope Francis’ Personality, 15 March 2018

First of all, the doubt has been removed that Bergoglio may speak in a disorderly way only in Italian but not in Spanish, the language that is most natural to him.

We have received messages from Argentina:

“Even in Spanish Francis is rather disorderly when he improvises, although perhaps a bit less than in Italian.

And from Spain:

“He is disorderly and confused even when he speaks in Spanish. Sometimes he does not finish his sentences. He uses many expressions typical of Argentina, excessively local and informal.”

Having established this, an Italian reader has gone to the heart of the matter like this:

“I believe that Bergoglio’s disorderly and sloppy improvisation is intentional. His jumping from tangent to tangent makes it difficult for the interlocutor to come to grips with anything. This is the case, for example, of the inflight interviews, which he constructs and measures with undoubted political and manipulative skill. A skill that however in the end turns out to be to be short-lived, at least when the journalist presses him.

“As for his recent autobiographical account, the fact that he describes as an age of 'omnipotence' the period in which he was a superior makes one think. It reveals an affective approach to power that turns out to be problematic to say the least. The periods that he calls ‘dark’ in his life are in practice those in which he has no position of authority.”


Also from Italy:

“From an overall perspective, I would say this. There is in Bergoglio the typically Jesuit formative-cultural element, oriented more to the image than to the concept, heightened by a personality that seeks impact rather than real sharing - in keeping with his authoritarianism - all supported by a very acute psychological penetration.

"However, the way in which he has recounted his life reveals a basic ambivalence. That which is the exercise of a power of suggestion and of impression is, at the same time, the expression of an unresolved, fragile personality, with pockets of poorly digested rancor. His political and psychological skills allow him to manage this instability socially. But the result is not constructive. I think that with Pope Francis it may never be possible to define in a clear and crisp manner - and even he does not know this - how much in him is the calculated exercise of a consciously destabilizing power, aimed at setting 'processes' in motion, and how much is the expression of a personality like his own, unstable and thirsty for compensation."

And finally, for now:

“In many ways Bergoglio reminds me of Marcial Maciel, the charismatic founder of the Legionaries of Christ. He too, the pope, must be deciphered from a psychological rather than a theological point of view. I am convinced that part of his secret lies in his family of origin, of which, on balance, we know very little and about which he himself says little and in an evasive manner. I am struck, among other things, by the figure of his sister, Maria Elena [in the photo], with that homeless look and oddball mannerisms.

Both Bergoglio and Maciel have, had in common a strong personality, charismatic, but with that surface charisma proper to unstable personalities. Both are, were allergic to going deeper, to intellectual work. Both are, were masters of the art of dissimulation and with a special intuition in grasping the vulnerable points of interlocutors and bending them to themselves. Both with a mental energy out of the ordinary. Both implacable and vindictive towards the enemies, when these are weaker than they.”

(English translation by Matthew Sherry, Ballwin, Missouri, U.S.A.)

‘Bergoglio Disclosed. Tell Me How You Speak and I Will Tell You Who You Are’, Settimo Cielo (2 March 2018)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Transforming sins into merits

“Reish Lakish said: “Great is ◊™◊©◊ē◊Ď◊Ē (repentance) because it transforms ◊Ė◊ď◊ē◊†◊ē◊™ (premeditated sins) into ◊©◊í◊í◊ē◊™ (inadvertent transgressions)”. Oh Really? Didn’t he also say? “Great is ◊™◊©◊ē◊Ď◊Ē  (repentance) because it transforms premeditated sins into ◊Ė◊õ◊ē◊ô◊ē◊™ (merits)”? There is no contradiction. The first one refers to “Teshuva Meyir’ah” (out of fear of G-d), the other refers to “Teshuva Me’ahava” (out of love for G-d)...the other statement of Reish Lakish is pretty puzzling. How can it be that every sin turns into a Mitzva? One can have life of unlimited hedonism, sins and transgressions, and yet, all of the sudden, by doing this ultimate Teshuva, every single sin is considered as a Mitzva. What is the sense of that?...Rabbi Yoseph Dov Soloveitchik discusses this matter in “Al HaTeshuvah.”...In this kind of Teshuva, one does not return but rather continues. Instead of suffocating the fire and desires of the sins, one can uplift and elevate them. Behind every sin there is much negative energy, which was invested in the sin. Sometimes that energy is stronger than the positive energies, which we put in the Mitzvot. The sinner can try to channel and convert that negative energy to Kedusha (sanctity). With the same passion one used to hate, envy and covet, he can now perform the Mitzvot. The evil of transgressions can be transformed into a powerful and steady catalyst for learning Torah [Talmud]. His Torah [Talmud] will be more “juicy” because the strong energies of sin will be now part of his Torah [Talmud]. In that sense, retroactively, every single sin is considered to be a Mitzva because now one knows how to redirect the sinful energy. This method requires one to remember his sins. When a person does Teshuvah, it can bring him closer to Hashem [the Name], more than he ever dreamt...If we are able to do “Teshuva Me’ahava”, we can transform every sin to a merit, as Rabbi Yochanan told Reish Lakish while trying to be Mekarev (reach out to) him : “Your strength should be devoted to Torah [Talmud].” (Bava Metzia 84a) — Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth
“Elul: Transforming Transgressions into Merits”, Beit Hillel (19 August 2015)

The Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, was considered a gaon (genius) by The Rav, Yosef Ber Soloveitchik


Francis contra Christ


More Meddling Catholics:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Francis the poor victim pope

“He is calm. To confront this, he uses the Jesuit spirit and the third degree of asceticism: that of being indifferent to some things. But he is a human being, so he also suffers. Some critics, besides being gratuitous, reach the core of one's being. Like him betraying Church doctrine... this is not true. He does not accept this and it is the most serious accusation that one can receive.”— MSGR. ANGELO BECCIU, Substitute, Vatican Secretariat of State

Let’s all feel sorry for the third world tinpot dictator...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Francis the movie star — new film by avant-garde director released on the fifth anniversary of Francis’ pontificate

Pope Francis – A Man of His Word (a Wim Wenders’ film)

“when I became a believer… you know I identified as a Christian and was reading the bible a lot, but the moment I really began to believe in Jesus Christ, I left the church.” — Wim Wenders 
‘In Conversation with Wim Wenders and Donata Wenders’, ASX (16 December 2015)

Win Wenders shares his idiotic beliefs

Wim has five ‘wives’

Michael Matt on Wim Wenders

“I had the highest regard for Pope Francis before I ever met him, just from seeing him on television and from reading his sermons or his encyclicals. But meeting him eye to eye, and then also seeing and hearing him every day in the editing room, not only in our own interviews, but also his many talks all over the world, to refugees, prisoners, politicians, scientists, children, rich or poor or regular people, made me realize how courageous he was, how fearless. And that would be my wish: that he never loses that relentless courage. Whenever he left our set, the last thing he said was: “Pray for me!” And that wasn’t just his way of saying good-bye, he meant it. And I’ve heard him ask the same from people all over the word. So that would be my other wish: that he is carried by all those prayers for him, from all these people (including my little film crew) for whom he represents a man whose word we can trust in. That has become such a rare and precious thing today: a man who is not acting for himself, but for the common good.” — Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders: ‘Pope speaks directly to viewer in new film’, Vatican News (13 March 2018)

Two revolutionaries — a director and his actor.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Francis’ theology is Benedict XVI’s theology

“I applaud this initiative,” writes Pope Benedict. “It contradicts the foolish prejudice of those who see Pope Francis as someone who lacks a particular theological and philosophical formation, while I would have been solely a theorist of theology with little understanding of the concrete lives of today’s Christian.

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 Benedict XVI’s letter to Msgr Dario Edoardo Vigan√≤.
(See bottom of post for entire text of the letter.)

The Pope Emeritus writes that he is grateful to have received the set of 11 books edited by Roberto Repole, President of the Italian Theological Association. Pope Benedict XVI adds that these volumes “reasonably demonstrate that Pope Francis is a man with profound philosophical and theological formation and are helpful to see the interior continuity between the two pontificates, even with all the differences in style and temperament.”

***** UPDATED 13 MARCH 2018 *****

The text of Benedict XVI’s letter
Benedictus XVI
Papa Emeritus Signore
Mons. Dario Edoardo Viganò
Prefetto della
Segreteria per la Comunicazione

Città del Vaticano
7 febbraio 2018
Reverendissimo Monsignore,
I thank you for your courteous letter of January 12 and for the attached gift of the eleven small volumes edited by Roberto Repole.
I applaud this initiative which is intended to oppose and react to the foolish prejudice according to which Pope Francis would be only a practical man devoid of particular theological or philosophical formation, while I would be solely a theoretician of theology who could understand little of the concrete life of a Christian today.
The little volumes demonstrate, rightly so, that Pope Francis is a man of profound philosophical and theological formation, and they therefore help in seeing the interior continuity between the two pontificates, albeit with all the differences of style and temperament. Nonetheless, I do not feel that I can write a brief and dense theological page about them because for my whole life it has always been clear that I would write and express myself only on books that I had also truly read. Unfortunately, even if only for physical reasons, I am not able to read the eleven little volumes in the near future, all the more so in that I am under other obligations to which I have already agreed.
I am sure that you will understand, and I extend to you my cordial greeting.
Benedict XVI
(English translation by Matthew Sherry, Ballwin, Missouri, U.S.A.)
The Double "Foolish Prejudice." The Complete Text of the Letter by Benedict XVI, Settimo Cielo (13 March 2018)

***** UPDATED 15 MARCH 2018 *****

Vatican publishes #fakenews in bid to divide and
conquer supporters of Francis & Benedict XVI

The Pope Video — Season 3 Episode 3

In Francis’ Bizarro World, ‘discernment’ is code for ‘feeling’

And what exactly has Francis been ‘discerning’?

“The majority of us know how to coexist, it's easier for us, and that's a clear message. It's a message that we have the same Father, up in Heaven, and the same Father down on earth, we adore him.”
Francis’ remarks to Jews, Moslems, & Christians (28 February 2014)

How is the Lord’s voice found in false religions?  

And is the Crucifixion found in them?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

There is poison in the mother but her milk is pure?

Are Taylor Marshall’s teachings part of the poison?



“I was doing an examination of conscience before bed,” he explained, describing a common traditional Catholic practice, “and I was thinking on that point of being worried… about the Holy Catholic Church, Mother Church.
“And as I was, suddenly I saw this beautiful woman. She had blond hair, she was perfect, no wrinkles, no spots, and I immediately discerned that this was Holy Mother the Church.
And she was writhing in pain. She was in a bed, there were sheets on her, and she was very sick. And I noticed that her breasts were engorged with milk, tons of milk. And there were babies and children crying out to her that were hungry. And she wanted to feed them, and she was upset, but she was so sick she could hardly sit up from her bed.
“And then I thought to myself, ‘Oh she’s poisoned, she doesn’t want to nurse the children because then she’ll give them the poison.’ And then there was this voice, it was like God or an angel, I don’t know, and it said, ‘No, the milk is still pure.
“And so I saw her there in all of her beauty, but so sick and struggling and loving those children and seeing all that milk stored up there. And I realized that the sacramental graces, the dogma, the doctrine, the morality, all of that in the Church is pure.
There’s poison in the Church, the Church is hurting, there’s always been some poison in the Church. And Mother Church still loves us and Mother Church still wants to give us milk, and she will, but it’s a difficult time. But the milk is pure. The sacramental graces of Holy Mother Church is pure. She’s still beautiful, she’s still immaculate, there’s still nothing sinful, wrong, or broken with Mother Church. But there has been introduced something into her that is poisonous, and so she’s struggling a little bit.
“So we just need to love Mother Church, and we need to be fed by Mother Church, and be patient, and know that any incorruption that enters the Church does not affect the milk flow. The nutrition that Mother Church gives us is always pure, it’s always unadulterated, we can always trust that until the end of time.
Hope that’s a comfort to you as it was for me. God bless, bye.”

Like Cardinal Burke, Taylor Marshall is a promoter of the Association of Hebrew Catholics.

The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism & the Origins of Catholic 
Christianity by Taylor R. Marshall (2009) epub edition.

Dr. Marshall correctly states the fact that Talmudic Judaism and the faith 
of the Israelites in the Old Testament are not the same. (p. 33)

Here, Taylor Marshall explains that the Old Covenant was once salvific (p. 34) which is contrary to the Gospels, “For if justice be by the law, then Christ died in vain.” (Galatians 2, 21).  Isn’t Marshall’s position a form of Protestant Dispensationalism?

Dr. Marshall finds Talmudic statements, which condemn Gentiles, acceptable and in the next breathe says that as long as Gentiles are not cruel idolators [i.e. worshipers Jesus the Christ] they have a place in the world to come [where they will inherit hell]. (p. 227)

Just what type of milk is Taylor Marshall imbibing if he spouts-off the un-Catholic garbage above?

***** UPDATE 11 MARCH 2018 *****

Dr. Marshall has Opus (Ju)Dei connections at the least...

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Italian bishops’ newspaper — Avvenire, publishes another blasphemous cartoon

Sergio Staino drawing a cartoon.

The Avvenire, a Roman Catholic newspaper published in Milan, Italy, has an ongoing cartoon, la domenica di Staino, which depicts the life of Our Lord Jesus the Christ.  La domenica di Staino translates into English as the Sunday of Staino.  The Staino in question is one Sergio Staino the cartoonist and writer responsible for the comic strip.  Often times the strip is sacrilegious and blasphemous but this particular cartoon of was so terrible we at Call Me Jorge... had to comment on it.  Not surprisingly, Mr. Staino is a card-carrying member of the Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics.  Keep in mind that this paper is owned by Italian Episcopal Conference, so it is de facto the official mouthpiece of Italy’s bishops.

— English translation —
Jesus: Oh, hi Magdalena!

Mary Magdalene: How do you like it? …Isn’t my headdress nice?

Jesus: Oh my God, let me say yes… Say yes! …Say yes!

Mary Magdalene:  Well?

Jesus: It’s horrible!

Mary Magdalene: [SLAP!!]

Jesus: Father, Father… Why am I condemned to always have to tell the truth?

The whole vignette above sows heresy. The cartoon portrays Jesus and Mary Magdalene as husband and wife having a marital spat.  What happened to the Chasity of Our Lord?  Why would Mary Magdalene slap her Savior?  Why would Jesus question His Father?  Why is Christ reduced to the role of a cuckold with a vain and overbearing wife?  This particular cartoon not only mocks Our Lord but also profanes Him as it inverts and perverts the story of Mary Magdalene.

We imagine that if Francis saw this cartoon, he would laugh heartily, thinking it good fun along with the bishops responsible for its printing.  After all, Francis not only relishes telling blasphemous jokes about Our Lord, he loves doing this.  That this strip was published by the official organ of the Italian bishops should send chills down those who believe the Novus Ordo is Catholic.

Vatican releases 2018 Easter stamp

The German bishops’ website,, says of the 2018 Easter stamp,
“The Easter stamp at the least is adorned with a gym-Jesus with muscle-packed arms and toned upper body which causes women’s hearts to beat faster and makes Georg G√§nswein look old.” 


Here’s the scandalous stamp...

We think Philip F. Lawler, author of the recently released book Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock, summed it up best two days ago on EWTN’s World Over with Raymond Arroyo.  Here’s Mr. Arroyo’s introduction to the subject and Mr. Lawler’s response.

Excerpted from World Over - 2018-03-01 - Full Episode with Raymond Arroyo at the 22:23 & 36:25 marks

As Francis infamously said, “Who am I to judge?”