Friday, June 24, 2022
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Monday, June 20, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022
Pope Francis never stops trolling us. From bringing in syncretism and pagan worship to dropping 16-ton weights on the Mass of tradition to elevating wicked bishops to the college of cardinals to describing the Holy Spirit as "the author of division, ruckus and a certain disorder," the present sovereign pontiff is the scourge that leaves no square inch of our flesh unbloodied. So much of what he does and says is the exact opposite of what a Pope should do and say. He quite fails to confirm the brethren.
Or does he?
I think 2020 kicked off a period of exceptional undeception. The evils of the modern world have always been visible; but we who have never known anything else have failed, in whole or in part, to recognize them for what they are. 2020 began to prove to us how naked and defenseless we really are in both Church and State before the forces of malignity in the world. Once a cadre of unelected bureaucrats and oligarchs began to interfere with our everyday lives, we could see how useless our "democratic" systems of government are in the face of true threats to our "constitutionally guaranteed" freedoms. With the closure of churches and deprivation of the Sacraments, we have seen that the Church of the New Advent, Updated and Streamlined for the sake of Modern Man, has got nothing for us in a true crisis. God, in His mercy, evidently wills that this present generation not die in its errors.
I submit that His most powerful instrument is Pope Francis. What greater proof could there be than this catastrophic pontificate that the Barque of Peter is in dire need of a course correction? Francis is the ultimate undeceiver. He is not a one-off. He is a typical boomer cleric: arrogant, brutal, filled with hatred and contempt for tradition and those who love it. There are loads of priests and bishops just like him, and so it was inevitable that one such would make it onto the Throne of Peter. The full horror of the project launched into the open at the Second Vatican Council was never going to really make itself fully known and felt by us until we got such a Pope.
Pope Benedict XVI, though handicapped by the desire to compromise with the Big Ideas of the postconciliar church (as it calls itself), nevertheless tried, gently, to turn the ship around. But, coarse as we are, gentleness did not suffice, so God permitted the advent of a destroyer. By the trials that he has inflicted on us, Pope Francis actually removes all reasonable doubt as to the following:
- "Aggiornamento" is really surrender to the world, the flesh and the devil.
- The novelties of the Council, such as religious liberty, ecumenism and collegiality, constitute a colossal betrayal and led directly to abominations like Assisi, Pachamama and Abu Dhabi (with their proponents citing to the Council), as well as to the paralysis of prelates in the face of such evils.
- The Mass of Paul VI is the expression of something that bears the name of Catholicism but that is in opposition to what came before it.
- The Mass of Paul VI performs, and is performed, precisely as intended.
- By the entirely unworthy men this Pope promotes, we can see that there is no dichotomy between someone's private life and his public life. Sexual deviancy leads inevitably to deviancy in everything.
In short, all the evils the traditionalists in the '60s and '70s predicted -- for which they were laughed to scorn -- have come to pass. Pope Francis leaves us no room to fudge or evade or reinterpret this fact into something positive.
In a strange and backhanded sort of way, and whether he intends it or not, Pope Francis is confirming the brethren. He is confirming them in the inescapable fact that they have gone terribly wrong, and that they need to retrace their steps and get back on the right road.
Pope Francis acts as someone who loves to sow confusion. But, in light of all the foregoing, how confused are we really?
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Pray the Rosary every day (which we should all be doing anyway). Recite the Litany of the Sacred Heart every day during the month of June. Offer up trials and tribulations, however small, in reparation for the outrages committed against the Sacred Heart during the month that is especially dedicated to Its honor. Go to confession. Attend Mass and receive Holy Communion on First Friday. If you've never made the Nine First Fridays, now would be a good time to start. If you have made them, it couldn't hurt to make them again.
ord, have mercy on us.