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Update: Terrorist bomb threat vs Pope Francis on my parish office phone recorder. Duty to protect Pope Francis.

Some guy pre-recorded a message, then called my parish office phone, and then played his pre-recorded message for the parish phone system to record. He then hung up. Another call came in to the parish office phone recorder with another carefully prepared and edited pre-recorded message the next day.

The first message is one guy [a mole?] apparently recounting a conversation to which he was privy. He retains the usage of the various languages of the participants. I’m not the best polyglot in the world, and I could well be mistaken with my hearing perhaps not being the most accurate, but I’m guessing that the languages involved here are Bosnian, Portuguese, Romanian, Bulgarian and very American English. If you have a better ear than me, drop a note in the comments. Help me out.

The second message the next day seems to be a reprimand for acting too slowly. All of this, on both days, up to the two last words at the very end of the second message, are all the narration of the same guy. But those two last words at the end of the second message are prerecorded and edited into the narrator’s pre-recording, someone with a thoroughly American accent, as if it were like a voice sample baiting someone to do a search on the sample for voice-print verification among assets. Anyone go missing?

FIRST MESSAGE MONDAY [a while back]

  • [Bosnian] La porta Francisco. [Francis brings it (on himself).]
  • [Portuguese] Che hai? [What do you have?]
  • [Bosnian] Lo Pontifex delle chiese. [The Pontiff of the Church.]
  • [Romanian] Uitole. [Forget it.]
  • [Bosnian] Va lelu lazech… [Please….]
  • [Portuguese] Da ferro. [From iron.]
  • [Portuguese] Agirem- fra poco. [We will act quickly]
  • [Bosnian] Esplorioso. [Explosive.]
  • [Bosnian] Ne guio! Ne guio! [Not good! Not good!]
  • [Bosnian] Vigile! Vigile! [Be careful! Be careful!]
  • [Bosnian] Caesar iz annale. [Caesar is (already) in the annals (of history).]
  • [Bosnian] Nach lella! [Get it done!]
  • [Bulgarian] Igrish. [It’s your turn to play.]

SECOND MESSAGE TUESDAY

  • [Portuguese] Enifiai. [Get going!]
  • [Portuguese] Lo statistica dolosor. [It’s a painful record.]
  • [American-English] Hateful.
  • [The same American-English voice, but saying “Portugal” in the Bosnian language] Portuchugal.

This seems to refer to a pipe bomb. “Caesar” seems to be a personal name of the Portuguese guy, who is nominated by the Bosnian guy to get it done. That the American-English voice says [forced to say] “Portugal” in the Bosnian language is rather…

What creeps me out about this…

  • … is the amount of time it must have taken to put these recordings together, especially the second message with the edits of the American voice.
  • … that there was a second message the next day, with some kind of verification system.

What I mean to say is that:

  • … if it’s for real that something was in the works, why involve me, say, as a messenger? Creepy.
  • … if it’s fake, well, that’s pretty elaborate and time consuming. That’s just as creepy. And, if fake, and therefore a kind of baiting of yours truly, to what end? Cui bono? Creepy.

And if it is a hoax, that’s a waste of time for law enforcement and can be a felony. Just sayin’.

I’m duty bound to protect Pope Francis if I can. I have acted on this.

© 2023 Fr George David Byers

////////////////////// UPDATE:

In the original post above I write: “FIRST MESSAGE MONDAY [a while back]”. That phrase, “a while back” refers to a time frame of, say, the end of November, the beginning of December of 2021. Also note that the “DAY STAMP of “MONDAY” is not accurate. I just never bothered to set the clock. The audio file included in this post is a recording I made with my hand-held recorder (that I use to record homilies). The date stamp on my extraction recording and the saving of that file on my computer is December 6, 2021. However, I move slowly, and this was done perhaps a week after the original message was dropped.

Therefore, this present post published at the end of January 2023 is recounted some 14 months after the fact.

However:

  • After getting some advice, I immediately sent this off to the head of Vatican Intel 14 months ago. I’m sure that was expected. I added the caveat to be cynical with these messages, as it could all be a set-up, baiting, to see what they investigate, or not, or share with other intel services, or not, such as those with provenance in these United States.
  • I didn’t want to say ever so breathlessly anything on this blog in one of those “for the record” posts, as I didn’t want to be duped into having someone outed and killed, such as that American voice edited in at the end of the second recording, you know, if any of this were to be real, and not some play-exercise for instruction of newbies by some bored counterintel officer behind an all too boring desk in Northeast Virginia. Killing of assets is always brutal. But now it’s 14 months later, and, if real, such a terrorist cell is surely long since disbanded, with most or all members dead or incapacitated.
  • But if that American voice is one of ours, this publishing 14 months later is a plea to go and get him. That might have been done immediately if the Vatican shared that recording. But if nothing was done by anyone, this post is to say, that’s on them, not me, you know, for the record.

Oh, and just to say, listening to this again, the last word of the first message may be a different voice, another voice-print…

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Hey Pope Francis! Tell Mary it’s not a crime, merely a sin!

Hey Pope Francis! My “Shadow” is smarter than you. Here’s an email he just sent to me:

  • “I had seen another short Pope Video on Bitchute. So I did a search on Bit Chute about ” pope homosexual ” and about six videos came up by different content providers mostly about two years ago claiming the pope endorsed a less sinful viewpoint on the sin of homosexuality. Then I went to YouTube and in the search bar typed in “Pope homosexual policy”. and got dozens and dozens of videos by various content providers over the past years. Many showed the pope going out of his way to promote acceptance of homosexual marriage and behaviors. I was thinking maybe the best thing for you might be to take an early retirement […]. By going to Bit Chute and typing in just “Pope Francis” in the video search bar hundreds of videos come up from many content providers on many different topics. He doesn’t seem to be the right one.”

Hey Pope Francis! My “Shadow” is correct. Your saying that same-sex sex is merely a sin, and is not criminal, is bullshit. Here’s some truth for you, Pope Francis:

  • The image of God that God has established in His magnificent creation is, as we read in Genesis, male-female-marriage-family. Thus, same-sex sex is a direct attack on the image of God. Same-sex sex is shaking one’s fist at God. Same-sex sex destroys the individuals, and destroys entire societies. If you destroy the family, you destroy society. We see this throughout human history. But, you, admitted communist that you are, well, that’s your avowed purpose, is it not? To destroy society?
  • Going against the commandments is a sin. That’s true, Pope Francis. You got that right. But going against the commandments is also a crime. The commandments come from the one and only God, the Creator of Nature, with morality for us being inscribed in our natural beings, Natural Law, as we call it. Secular law proscribing same-sex sex is based on Natural Law. Same-sex sex is validly described as being a crime in secular law because secular law should be based on Natural Law, which is the same law that you will find in Sacred Revelation.
  • We are fallen, and secular law only sometimes reflects the truth in Natural Law and the Commandments. To be worried about whether same-sex sex is a crime in secular law as if that is the greatest indicator of gravely immoral behavior is to miss the point that crime in secular law is in fact criminal is because it is first of all a crime in Natural Law and the Commandments. If same-sex sex is not a crime in secular law, well, that lack of whatever secular law is a crime in and of itself. Secular law can be wrong, for instance, in the decriminalization of same-sex sex. It’s more important to notice that same-sex sex is a crime in Natural Law and in Sacred Revelation. Secular law should be a reflection of the truth of how things are before our Creator.

Pope Francis, you then rush to “clarify” your remarks, as if we didn’t see that coming. But your ambiguity proves the point of what you want, does it not? Just a question for you to answer at your judgment before Almighty God… Obviously, yes, it is true, there are mitigating circumstances for same-sex sex, like an individual getting drugged unconscious and getting gay-raped. Law enforcement, happening upon the horrible scene as the victim wakes up from such a nightmare, rushes to throw the victim in prison, but then finds out that he is, in fact, a victim. And they free him, offering medical attention. Yep. Got it. Secular law can also see that.

But we’re not talking about runaway kids to New York City who are gay-raped to death within a couple of weeks, drugged out of their minds by those who sell them as fresh meat. No, we’re talking about “nice” circumstances wherein culpability comes to the fore, like same-sex mock “marriages” witnessed by Catholic priests with your blessing. What you mean by mitigating circumstances is a lust for the sin of “accompanying” the sinners and their sin, you know, because of “tenderness” and “sensitivity.” Those are not mitigating circumstances. Free will, with grace, is possible. Otherwise, it’s all a joke, and the joke is on all of us, and we’re all of us going to hell, with you leading the way.

Saint Paul speaks of the Natural Law written on all our hearts in Romans 2:15:

  • “The law is written on their hearts [even the pagans], their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts either accusing or defending them.”

But let’s see what Saint Paul says when people go out of their way to suppress the Natural Law which is right in their faces and is always an act of free will:

  • Romans 1:18-23 — “The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them. Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.”

“They have no excuse…” Interesting. Are there more consequences? Indeed. Let’s continue:

  • Romans 1:24-32 — “Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper. They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”

Your crime, Pope Francis, is that you have continuously approved those who do such things, thus continuously scandalizing the members of the Church and the rest of the world. Pope Francis, you are a fraud. Pope Francis, you stand condemned. Oh yes, Pope Francis, go look up Galatians 2:11, where Paul reprimands Peter:

  • “I opposed him to his face, because he stood to be condemned.”

What that means, Pope Francis, is that God damned Peter. Paul was Saint Paul for giving the reprimand. Peter became Saint Peter because he took the reprimand and converted. And Peter was Pope at the time. But now, it’s a crime to reprimand a Pope? Pfft.

Pope Francis, you thrust upon mankind the persecution spoken of by Daniel in the Old Testament and cited by Jesus in the New Testament, and laid out for us by John in the Apocalypse, a persecution the ferocity of which has never been since before the foundation of the world and will never be that way again, a persecution of scandal by which you lead souls straight to hell. It is not genocides such as wrought by the Roman Empire of old, or by Stalin, Mau, Pol Pot or Hitler that are the worst persecution. I imagine that most all those victims will find themselves in heaven. The worst persecution is leading people to hell for eternity. And what you have done in these years is, without precedent, the worst persecution. There is no precedent in all of human history. You are without comparison the worst persecutor of the faithful the world has ever known. You lead people to hell, Pope Francis.

And this will, of course, be followed by a bloody persecution, for people have a right before the throne of God to have the truth of the Son of the Living God witnessed to them, how God so loved the world as to send His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus, with all His goodness and truth. In our fallen human nature, in all our cynicism, that goodness and truth is going to be tested right to death. Jesus knew we would in all our guilt of original sin and our own sin, we deserving death, He knew we would test Him in this way. But this is why He came, to take on the punishment of our sin upon Himself, that death, He, thus, fully standing in our place, Innocent for the guilty, so that He might have the right in His own justice to have mercy on us, now commanding the Father from the cross to forgive us, so that we might then be brought out of the hell of this world unto everlasting life in heaven. People have a right to that truth, and if it is not witnessed to them freely – and neither you nor just about anyone has offered that witness – well, then, people have a right to take that witness, so to speak. They will make martyrs by blood not out of the wishy washy like you, Pope Francis, but by way of those who are believers. And they will receive that witness. And they will be saved from your ambiguity and error, Pope Francis, and they will then be on their way to heaven, forgiven by those whom they martyred and forgiven by God. And that’s what you’ve not counted on, Pope Francis, the fidelity of the Little Flock of Jesus.

We will believe no matter what, regardless of whatever the hell it is you throw at us. We have something, Someone stronger than you. We have the Living Truth of the Son of the Living God, who places His love in our hearts and minds and souls, and that love and truth is stronger than your persecution of scandal and, then, blood. God’s love and truth is strong enough to get us through the hell of this world and on our way to heaven. I want to go to heaven.

Case in point: My “Shadow” gets it right. I hope to speak with him in these next days. I am overjoyed. Jesus’ Church continues. Who cares what you say, Pope Francis. You’ve not spoken infallibly. And what you say is trash, and a sin, and a crime.

I hope you, Pope Francis, are converted to God by God’s grace and also get on your way to heaven. Witness to the truth of the Son of the Living God, Pope Francis.

Pope Francis, look into Mary’s eyes and tell her you repent, that you will, from now on, speak the Truth of the Son of the Living God. All sin is a crime. Do you see the wounds? With a firm purpose of amendment and perfect contrition, go ahead, say it, to her, Pope Francis: “I am sorry. I repent.” And then say it to Jesus: “I am sorry. I repent.”

As it is, I’ll likely be laicized for saying such things with all sincerity. But if I go to my judgment for even trying to save the soul of Pope Francis, I’m most happy to wear that badge of honor. For you, Mary.

And that will be the retirement my “Shadow” is hoping I take.

But on that point, I don’t run away. If I’m to be removed, they will have to do it.

As for the rest of us, let’s GO TO CONFESSION! And that goes for my “Shadow” as well. And with that, let’s GO TO HEAVEN!

© 2023 Fr George David Byers

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Francis on denying absolution

The other day, Jules Gomes of ChurchMilitant.com (January 13, 2023) recounted some not-first-hand off-script comments by Pope Francis to seminarians from Barcelona at an audience in Rome, included among them his apparent rant against…

  • ≈ f***ing careerists who f*** up the lives of others […] those who climb to show their a** ≈

Well, I would agree with that – and with that language – if the definition of a careerist is Judas Iscariot. Yep. A little rough in the language, but it certainly gets the point across, you know, if it’s put in the context of what it means NOT to be a careerist, one who will bear witness to Jesus in season out of season, over against heretical priests, bishops and even popes, and be happy, in the spirit of the beatitudes, to suffer for it, even with, wait for it… with the end of one’s “career”.

But, let’s move on with apparent Francis “quotes” of sorts:

  • ≈ priests should never deny absolution to penitents in the confessional under any circumstances ≈ // ≈ We can never deny absolution, because we become a vehicle for an evil, unjust, and moralistic judgment ≈ // ≈ Priests who deny penitents absolution are delinquents […] criminals ≈

So, let’s imagine a case where yours truly would tell an impenitent “penitent” that any absolution will not so much be denied as it is to be delayed until such time as there is contrition for sin and a firm purpose of amendment to amend one’s life to the end that the grace of absolution might be fruitful in the person’s soul, forgiving the sin and pointing the soul to heaven. Effectively, there’s a denial at the moment, but how you phrase things is important. We want people to be worthy members of the Body of Christ, worthy tabernacles of the Holy Spirit. So, for example… let’s see… I know! …

How about the case of a serial murderer who’s been terrorizing one’s little town with multiple murders of Catholics every day, and he shows up in the Confessional and says that he doesn’t want any absolution for his “ethnic cleansing” of Catholics because he says he is God’s hitman and he will continue to kill Catholics because, he says, all Catholics, young and old, just because they are Catholic, are the eternal enemies of God and need to be eliminated as soon as possible. BUT, he’s also been impatient, he says, with his own lack of efficiency and therefore he’s also used the “f***” word and “a**” word a number of times, and he does want absolution for that. He’s contrite, he says, with a firm purpose of amendment, he says.

Well, I would tell the guy that he needs to have a humble and contrite heart and have a firm purpose of amendment also for his murdering of Catholics and to return to receive the absolution fruitfully as soon as he can. And, of course, I would be shot on the spot right through the confessional screen (yes, we have only those logistics in the confessional) and be a martyr for Jesus Christ, Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception, who will Himself come to judge the living and the dead and world by fire.

Look, I wasn’t there at that meeting of Pope Francis with seminarians from Barcelona. I didn’t hear what Pope Francis said first hand. Did he mumble? Miss some words, like “not”? I don’t know. But what I will continue to strive to do in my own priesthood is to follow Jesus, believe in His Holy Name, continue to go Confession myself, and teach others to do the same, you know, in such manner that sanctifying grace provided by the Lamb of God will bear fruit in souls unto eternal life.

Is this just an example of the telephone game?

After Holy Mass people will come up to me and tell me what a great sermon I gave, and then proceed to recount points I never made. What they heard, clearly, was their guardian angels whispering in their ears. I wish I had said those good things. Really brilliant. But I didn’t say it.

I don’t lose my peace over this. As for me, I’ve already seen the wounds of Jesus, knowing that I put those wounds there, my autobiography, as someone put it. The Son of the Living God wants me in heaven. I have received absolution a zillion times. I want to give others absolution in Sacramental Confession. But I want to take them as deadly seriously as did Jesus – see the wounds! – and therefore insist that they also take Jesus deadly seriously, seeing those wounds of His.

Pope Francis knows the truth of it. He can deal with it one way or the other.

© 2023 Fr George David Byers

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Bad language of Pope Francis: Questo cazzo! This F***ery!

So, I’m a Missionary of Mercy of Pope Francis, meaning I have faculties to lift some undeclared excommunications and absolve some of the worst of sins in Sacramental Confession, of the nefas est sort, the forgiveness of which is otherwise reserved to the Apostolic See or even to the Pope himself. After some years, there are still some hundreds of us right around the world.

These faculties are very much appreciated by all and sundry who benefit from them, it being understood, of course, that mercy is founded on justice, right? These faculties are extremely helpful in the revitalization of the priesthood. These faculties provide hope to those who would otherwise be hopeless, as there are, sadly, few priests who even know how to go about presenting cases to the Sacred Penitentiary over in Rome. In turn, all this provides hope to the Lord’s Little Flock: when the shepherds are close to the Chief Shepherd, all goes well for the sheep.

The first thing that a Confessor must understand is that we are all sinners, each and every one of us. Men of every tribe, tongue, people and nation will, all of us together, without exception, look upon Him, Christ Jesus, whom we have all pierced through (cf Apocalypse 1:7). There will be no escape. Some will look upon the wounds of Jesus in fear. Others, blessings upon them, will shout: “Finally! Judgment has come! Thank you, Lord Jesus!”

But what if there are those who have perhaps sinned, who are repentant, who have sought and obtained pardon in sacramental confession for, say, using, in the description of other people than myself, “bad language,” in a once-off incident. Are they to be condemned by God forever, no hope, no mercy, ever? If a priest, is he to be removed from the clerical state, “laicized” for that once-off bad language? Is this the example of no mercy for anyone, ever, that the Church wishes to convey? Surely, there are those who have similar “sins,” even actual sins, much worse sins, who enjoy having been forgiven, or – it could be – who don’t give a damn about any forgiveness at all as they withhold forgiveness from others for much lesser “sins” which may well not be sins at all.

I’ve written about this in regard to Father Frank Pavone the other day:

Let’s use Pope Francis as an example, you know, when he exclaimed: “Questo cazzo,” This F***ery!” Was this obviously a mistake which he then corrected? Sure, I guess. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. And if he sought forgiveness in Sacramental Confession for having used age-inappropriate language, confessing that however much of a mere mistake that it was, perhaps he, in second-guessing himself, had considered it to be sinful for him not to have been more intensely recollected, thus perhaps indirectly letting that kind of mistake happen more easily, well, I would say, as his hypothetical Confessor, that we’ll just put that before Christ Jesus who knows the actual sinfulness of it, begging for forgiveness with the absolution to be given while including all the sins of his past life, even ones he has forgotten.

Seriously, I don’t see how the case of Father Frank Pavone and this case of Pope Francis differs in any way. Yet, Pope Francis remains Pope, continuously honoring the most bloodied, unrepentent pro-abortion fanatics the universe has ever suffered, but at the same time, dismissing Father Frank Pavone from active ministerial priesthood, Father Frank being by far the most effective, most loved pro-life priest this universe has ever witnessed.

I mean, should we continue? Should I mention how Pope Francis caused the abomination of desolation to be established on the Holy of Holies, the Altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice in Saint Peter’s Basilica, how Pope Francis caused the demon idol Pachamama, to be placed on the Altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice in Saint Peter’s Basilica, the demon idol Pachamama to whom children are sacrificed, thus honoring Satan and insulting, blaspheming Jesus and promoting child sacrifice (October 27, 2019)? Should I mention how Pope Francis has attacked Father Frank Pavone who instead placed an aborted baby on a table not during Holy Mass just previous to the proper and respectful burial of that murdered child so as to teach the world what our sins have done to Jesus, the Head of the Mystical Body of Christ is also being done to the members of the Body of Christ, the very least of the brethren, these children murdered in the womb? It seems to me there is a difference in what the Pope did scandalously and what Father Pavone did with heroic bravery. So, what is really going on here? The Pope remains in place, but he removes Father Pavone from ministerial priesthood. Father Pavone thus no longer has the faculties to preach and teach, to hear confessions, witness marriages, provide Last Rites? This is still unofficial, because, to date, Father Pavone has not been duly notified, nothing official has been communicated to him.

This is all cazzo, F***ery, and the F***ery has to stop. There, I said it, and on purpose.

Do you want precedent? Let’s go to the great Prophet Ezekiel, who gives voice to the word of the Lord concerning the political correctness of both Jerusalem and Samaria to the demon-idol worshippers around about, calling this political correctness their prostituting of themselves to the nations. The chosen people had fallen into the F***ery of being men of consensus with the fallen world, with Satan. Ezekiel 23 is a great read on the evils of political correctness. The graphic imagery of the word of the Lord is in full force in Ez 23:20, when the nations for whom the chosen people are lusting in all their supposed sophistication and cleverness are described in this way:

  • “There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.”

Wow…

In other words, the Lord is saying that this F***ery has to stop, and it has to stop NOW! Really, exactly that. That’s God.

So, do I forgive Pope Francis for saying “questo cazzo”, “this F***ery”? Sure.

But I also think there should be forgiveness for Father Frank Pavone.

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Vatican Bank on 30 September 2022

IOR just got enriched by… a lot… and a lot of banks in the world just got lots poorer. September 30, 2022, is the deadline set by Pope Francis on which all assets throughout the Vatican, the Holy See, including extraterritorial arrangements, are to be transferred from wherever they are into the IOR, Vatican Bank.

That ensures that however much oversight over such monies that has been provided over against money money laundering by way of concordat or agreements with other nations, any enforceable controls have entirely disappeared, you know, except for smokescreens. Once it’s all in IOR, a shroud of darkness descends. Not that that’s the motive, but…

How much money laundering? By whom? Is it done by way of, say, Hezbollah or other terrorist groups?

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Follow the science. Prepare for death. Bishops, priests, what are you doing?

///[[Just thought I would re-post this. I wouldn’t want any readers in the Holy See and in other ecclesiastical provinces to have missed it. I’m not judging the souls of those mentioned herein. I am judging what any (Cardinal) (Arch)bishops and priests objectively vomit out against the least of the brethren in the womb.]]///

Here’s something from Christine Niles on a news report the other day, my summary: Victoria, Australia, is 95 percent “vaccinated” against Covid-19, one of most vaccinated places in the world, but also right now reporting their highest death rate in more than a decade. There were nearly 5,000 deaths in August alone, and so far this year 32,000 deaths total, which is 20 percent higher in the same time period since 2017, long before Wuhan’s Covid 19 the world. More than two thirds of Covid deaths have taken place this year.

This is proportional to what is happening in other super-“vaxed” locations.

In other words, the “vaccine”, which has zero effect on the Coronavirus, only making you weakened and more susceptible until you have no immune system – even worse with successive boosters – was and is calculated to cull “excess” humanity. That’s the science. And that’s the Green New Deal. “Kill ’em all!” the greenies command.

But people will cover their ears and shriek in denial and get their 5th “booster” as I bid them to go to instead go to Confession and prepare for death as the death rates hyperbolically sky-rocket right around the world because of immune systems weakened continuously by the “vaccine” and “boosters”.

  • “But Father George! Father George! That death isn’t from Covid! That’s just, like, multiple other viruses and stuff that people get all at once soon after their jab and boosters! So what! That’s just a zillion coincidences! But we’re all set! We can conquer anything! We got the ‘vaccine’ and, like, ‘boosters’ and stuff.”

Anyway. Go to Confession!

  • “But Father George! Father George! Experimenting, doing research, development and testing of ‘vaccines’ on embryos isn’t a sin! ‘It’s just an embryo!’ [That’s an actual direct quote from a ‘Catholic’ ‘health official’ to me].”

The purposed murdering of the least of the brethren in the womb so that big pharma might experiment on their organs is a sin. Jesus, the Son of the Living God, was “just an embryo”. Saint John the Baptist, the greatest prophet, sanctified in the womb was “just an embryo”. These purpose-murdered babies are the image of God, of Jesus, who identifies with the least of the brethren. Make no mistake, these youngsters, the tables having been turned,

What did Parolin say, that the babies self-donated themselves? Here’s a reprint of a post I wrote back on 14 January 2022, absolutely worth a re-read:

torture chamber

If you know the Jack Bauer 24 Hours series, you will remember this scene when Jack rips out a “chip” from the stomach of an adversary while the guy is alive, without anesthesia, hastening that guy’s death.

The analogy, of course, is that big-Pharma gets a pregnant woman whose baby has been tested for maturity and perfect health into an ultra-sterile pharmaceutical laboratory to extract that baby and then, immediately, alive and now breathing, extracting organs from that healthy fully developed baby to use for research, testing, development of “vaccines.”

In the article below I make some objectively stated commentary on the words of Cardinal Pietro Parolin. I do not subjectively judge his soul. I know nothing about that. That’s for the Lord to judge, but if someone presents something, communicates something it can be objectively judged. When I call him a liar and murderer from the beginning I’m referring to his words. Just so we’re clear:

Murderer and Liar in Chief, the Cardinal Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, says that the purposed murder of these babies for our own selfish “benefit”, is, well, you know, if it’s just murder for testing instead of also for research and development, then that murder merely for testing is all good, even though testing is intrinsic to any research and development, is one and the same with research and development.

  • “But Father George! Father George! You have to be wrong! Pope Francis says it’s a moral obligation to get the murder-the-baby-jab, and he’s, like, the Pope and everything! So, like, there! Take that! Both the Pope and the Cardinal Secretary of State! Two against one. And they’re, like, big, and you’re, like, not! You’re in big trouble, Father George! Be afraid! Be very afraid!”

Pfft.

Here’s the great Edward Pentin getting written replies from Cardinal Parolin (January 11, 2022):

Cardinal Parolin Appears to Deny Conscience Right Exemption [= he totally rejects religious exemptions] from Vatican’s Pfizer Vaccine

Responding to a query about his Dec. 23 ruling mandating vaccination for all Vatican employees and visitors who haven’t recently recovered from COVID-19, the Vatican secretary of state indicated religious exemptions are not ‘justified’ with respect to mRNA vaccines. [Because, the commandment not to murder the innocent has no place in religion?! Cardinal Parolin is a liar and murderer from the beginning.]

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said Vatican employees seeking to be exempt from the Vatican’s new vaccine mandate because they oppose the vaccine’s link to abortion “seems not to be justified” as it was only tested rather than produced using the cell lines of aborted fetuses. [Testing requires the same murder, Cardinal Parolin, you liar and murderer from the beginning.]

On Dec. 23, Cardinal Parolin, who is the most senior Vatican official after Pope Francis, ruled that entry to the Vatican now was only to be permitted to those who were vaccinated [a demonic irony] or had recently recovered from COVID-19.

In Jan. 9 written comments to the Register [obviously a cynical political timing to influence SCOTUS], the Vatican Secretary of State said that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine administered at the Vatican [“at the Vatican” – All of Vatican City needs an exorcism.] does not use such “cell cultures” in its composition or production but “only in the preliminary stages of vaccine testing in the laboratory.” [As if murdering a baby for testing is any less a murder. What a liar and murderer from the beginning.]

“On the other hand, other vaccines (Astra Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson) are actually produced from cell cultures that were donated [=purpose-murdered] about 40 years ago [time, for Parolin, is not morally relevant, and therefore original sin, Redemption, a murder of someone more than 40 years ago is not relevant in regard to judgment for heaven or hell, for Parolin. But Jesus holds all of time in His hands as a creation…] for scientific purposes” [as if “science” is a license to murder], he added. [This freak Cardinal Parolin says that the baby donates himself or herself to be murdered and therefore it’s all good. What a freak demon. There has been many evil things said by Pope Francis and others in recent years, but this cynical statement about “donation” has to go down as the most evil statement in the entire history of the world, truly. What a liar and murderer from the beginning.]

“Therefore, it seems that not wanting to undergo vaccination with this motivation [of objecting to the vaccine’s abortion link] cannot be justified, since the vaccine that is currently used is precisely the Pfizer one that uses the mRNA method,” he said. [What a liar and murderer from the beginning.]

The Dec. 23 decree mandated vaccines for most employees and visitors, stating that staff without a valid “Green Pass” attesting to vaccination or recovery from the virus would be unable to access the workplace. Those lacking this documentation would be “considered a case of unjustified absence” and effectively suspended without pay.

Cardinal Parolin also decreed that, from Jan. 31, all Vatican employees who serve in contact with the public would be obliged to provide official documentation proving they had received the full anti-COVID vaccine, including the third booster dose. [So, he’s aware it doesn’t work at all.]

Vatican City State was one of the first territories to offer the Pfizer vaccine to its employees, back in December 2020, and both Pope Francis and Benedict XVI reportedly received both shots and the booster jab. [That’s not morally relevant to us. That’s on them only.]

The cardinal, who was relaying information to the Register from “competent persons in these matters” whom he had consulted for his response, also briefly explained the messenger RNA (mRNA) technology that teaches cells how to make a protein that will trigger an immune response inside the body.

Cardinal Parolin said these “mRNA vaccines (the best known of which is Pfizer, the one we use) are produced with a technique that does not involve the use of cell cultures but are synthesized through a method that involves the insertion of fragments of genetic information into the bacteria belonging to the type of Escherichia Coli [bacteria that normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals, but some strains cause illness].”

“These are subsequently left to multiply for several days in crops which are rich in nutrients,” the cardinal added. “In this way it is possible to extract numerous copies of the DNA sequence from which then the mRNA sequences used for vaccination are produced.” [Meanwhile, there are murdered babies in abundance. These guys are liars and murderers from the beginning.]

Vatican Document References

To buttress his position, the cardinal also made reference to a note “on the morality of using some anti-COVID-19 vaccines” published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Dec. 21, 2020. The note declared it was “morally acceptable to receive COVID-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process. [I know the CDF well, so well, when I was in Rome, that I did my famous “Day Off” with them, once going to climb the Gran Sasso d’Italia with the whole crowd. None of these guys are infallible. None of them will speak for anyone at the judgement. They’re just weak human beings. Nothing more, nothing less. To cite them as an authority as if they were infallible is something that’s done by liars and murderers from the beginning.]

“The fundamental reason for considering the use of these vaccines morally licit is that the kind of cooperation in evil (passive material cooperation) in the procured abortion from which these cell lines originate is, on the part of those making use of the resulting vaccines, remote,” it added. [Oh, really? Remote by way of time? Time is irrelevant. You are accountable to God for any murder you commit, no matter how long ago. By way of place? Place is irrelevant. You are accountable to God for any murder you commit or willingly benefit from even if the murder was in a sterile big-pharma laboratory. By way of number of people involved? That’s also irrelevant. It’s purposed-murder of the least of the brethren, of Jesus, by big-pharma precisely for research, development and testing of “vaccines”. Is it truly better to murder one Innocent Man than that a whole nation perish? That murder is a sin. It’s all in one direct continuous line of complicit behavior, from the guy with the scalpel to the guy who receives the product of the purposed murder for his own selfish benefit. One Knight of Columbus told me that he was happy to have a baby be murdered for himself. Yep. This is risking the unforgivable sin.]

The CDF note stated that using such vaccines does not in itself legitimize, even indirectly, the practice of abortion [Of course it does. It is abortion. What liars and murderers from the beginning. This is the biggest promotion of abortion since Roe v Wade.], nor does it amount to a moral endorsement of the use of cell lines proceeding from aborted fetuses. [But that’s exactly, precisely and in great particularity what it does. Testing is essential to these procedures. These people have to ask themselves as to whether they themselves are malicious.] It also added that pharmaceutical companies and state health agencies are encouraged to produce alternatives “that do not create problems of conscience for either health care providers or the people to be vaccinated.” [So they admit there is a problem of conscience. So they just “encourage” alternatives as big pharma rakes in trillions of dollars. I wonder if and how much “encouragement” big pharma gave the Vatican.]

Furthermore, it stated that “vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and that, therefore, it must be voluntary.” [So how is it that these liars and murderers from the beginning are forcing “vaccines”?]

Cardinal Parolin also referred to a 2017 document from the Pontifical Academy for Life [the most pro-abortion freakoids on the planet] that used similar arguments to the CDF note, namely that the cell lines used are “very distant from the original abortions and no longer imply that bond of moral cooperation indispensable for an ethically negative evaluation of their use.” [“Distant”… in what? Perception? You freakoid liars and murderers from the beginning. Again, time and place and numbers of people make no difference in a directly committed murder with which one is complicit, from which one benefits in a direct continuum from the guy with the scalpel to the guy or gal receiving a jab. The moral cooperation is as formal and proximate as that murdered individual glaring at you with Jesus, asking Jesus how long it will be before He takes vengeance on their murderers (see Rev. 6:9). Jesus doesn’t scold them; He just instructs them to wait a bit longer. And then He will take vengeance, even against those who protest with their misused words.]

Catholic leaders have taken varying positions on receiving the vaccine, with some such as Bishop Athanasius Schneider and other pro-life Catholics rejecting the use of a vaccine with any link to abortion, and other pro-life faithful, including Princeton Professor Robert George, asserting it is morally acceptable to receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available [which means he’s not pro-life at all].

Cardinal Parolin’s differentiation between what he attests is the moral acceptability of using the Pfizer vaccine as opposed to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the Astra Zeneca vaccine, is somewhat similar to guidance issued by the USCCB last March, which stated that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine raised “additional moral concerns” and that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines consequently should be preferred. However, the USCCB guidance did not indicate there were no moral problems at all associated with the mRNA vaccines, and it also stressed the importance of continuing to “insist that pharmaceutical companies stop using abortion-derived cell lines.” [There are problems, but – ah, the hell with it – go ahead and use them but just say you object. Go along to get along. $$$ All liars, all murderers from the beginning.]

The Register asked Cardinal Parolin about his new decree regarding anti-COVID restrictions: “Until now, personnel could self-exempt themselves from taking the vaccines against COVID by obtaining a negative test. Now those tests are no longer accepted, will exemptions be made for those personnel who cannot, in good conscience, take the vaccine on grounds of the vaccine having been derived (tested or produced) from aborted foetal stem cells?” [Great question, Edward.]

The full text of Cardinal Parolin’s Jan. 9 response to the Register follows:

mRNA vaccines (the best known of which is Pfizer, the one we use) are produced with a technique that does not involve the use of cell cultures but are synthesized through a method that involves the insertion of fragments of genetic information into the bacteria belonging to the type of Escherichia Coli. These are subsequently left to multiply for several days in crops which are rich in nutrients. In this way it is possible to extract numerous copies of the DNA sequence from which then the mRNA sequences used for vaccination are produced. In the case of mRNA vaccines, cell lines from aborted fetuses were used only in the preliminary stages of vaccine testing in the laboratory, but no cell lines from aborted fetuses are included in either the composition or production. On the other hand, other vaccines (Astra Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson) are actually produced from cell cultures that were donated about forty years ago for scientific purposes. Therefore, it seems that not wanting to undergo vaccination with this motivation cannot be justified, since the vaccine that is currently used is precisely the Pfizer that uses the mRNA method. Concluding, I would refer you to the Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith on 20 December 2020, as well as the document of the Pontifical Academy for Life issued on 31 July 2017. [In other words, a non-answer by which you know you’ve already been axed from your job. Such a liar and murderer from the beginning.]


  • “But Father George! Father George! You can’t say things like that! They won’t like you!”

My answer to that? Sigh. There’s no escape. These guys are not only unbelievers, they want to crush believers. What am I going to do? Be silent? They would still know that I’m a believer. I’m already dead. Thanks be to God and Immaculate Mary and my guardian angel. I’m already dead.

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Prophecy: Europe breaks out in war after Pope visits Moscow [John-Henry; Garabandal]

That would be right. Yep.

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Phlemish phlimsy phight for phreakish phantasy phatican pherboten? Phuhgeddaboudit.

The bishops of the Flanders region of Belgium ever so bravely stood up against the ol’ meanies at the Vatican, the Holy See, and published a liturgical rite of blessing of same-sex unions. You know, a Novus-Novus Ordo Rite of Same-Sex Unions. Except this wasn’t so daring. Not at all. Pfft.

The Vatican ever so weakly blusters and then does nothing. Germany’s been doing this for years. Who’s going to care about Flanders? The doing nothing bit is itself a cynical blessing of dissent, the way of the good ol’ boy’s club to present change from truth to falsehood to those whom they consider to be the great unwashed. It’s all staged. Vatican and Germany. Vatican and Flanders. It’ll only get worse. You’re sure to see it at a parish near you.

I bet Libreria Editrice Vaticana will soon be publishing an insert for the Sacramentary used in the Novus Novus Ordo Missae, and then Sacramentaries with the same-sex rite fully integrated. Well, they’ll have to consult language experts of bishops conferences first of course.

People are all in fluster to be ever so tender and sensitive – dainty even – to make proper distinctions between heresy and apostasy and schism. “We have to be very careful!”

But here’s the deal: all of those individually or together in any combination will get you automatically excommunicated because the objective sin involved is, as they say, mortal, deadly, enough to bring you to hell. You gonna worry about finesse of legal distinctions in hell. All of this is shaking one’s fist at God, mocking God.

Let’s review: same-sex sex militates against the image of God described in Genesis and held up by Jesus: man-woman-marriage-family. Same-sex sex is mortally sinful. It murders the soul. Dead. And unless there’s repentance, that deadness is eternal. Eternal death.

Also, I’m not so sure about the distinction between heresy (adamantly choosing not to believe in this or that doctrine, also moral doctrine) as opposed to apostasy (adamantly choosing to reject Christianity altogether). I’m sure there’s legal finessing to be argued about. But it comes down to this: if you adamantly reject just one doctrine, say, the Resurrection of Jesus, then you deny everything. You also deny as a direct consequence that there is sin and possible forgiveness of that sin; you deny hell, but also heaven; and certainly, in that case, there is no Holy Sacrifice of the Mass united with Calvary, no Eucharist, no priesthood… Get the idea. TRUTH IS ONE. You can no more divide truth than God Himself can be divided. Certainly not everyone understands everything perfectly, but we’re talking all things being equal.

The heretic is also… get this… divisory! It’s not the believer who simply continues to believe who is divisory. It’s the self-absorbed promethean neopelagianists who ultimately trust only in their own powers and feel superior to others who vomit their darkness onto others who are divisory.

The believer simply, rightly, points this out for the sake of helping to save the many.

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Summary of everything wrong about Francis’ trip to Kazakhstan

On September 15, 2022, Francis spoke to the bishops, priests, deacons, religious, seminarians and pastoral workers at the Cathedral in Kazakhstan. Everything he said can be summarized in these three sentences of his:

  • “Faith is not a lovely exhibition of artefacts from a distant past or a museum, but an ever-present event, an encounter with Christ that takes place in the here and now of our lives. So we cannot pass it on by simply repeating the same old things, but by communicating the newness of the Gospel. In this way, faith remains alive and has a future. As I like to say, faith is transmitted through the ‘mother tongue’.”

Let’s get into this. The opening bits are all good:

  • “Faith is not a lovely exhibition of artefacts from a distant past or a museum, but an ever-present event, an encounter with Christ that takes place in the here and now of our lives. So we cannot pass it on by simply repeating the same old things…”

Right. That would be the heresy of Pelagianism to think that we could, on our own, just repeat articles of the faith, or, say, rubrics in the liturgy. I think we’re all good with that. Otherwise, we could simply loop recordings, say, of the Council of Trent, and think that because of that we have saved ourselves. That would be stupid.

But then he continues and now we know what he really means, which is that Francis does want us to think like Pelagian heretics:

  • “…we cannot pass it [the faith] on by simply repeating the same old things, but by communicating the newness of the Gospel. In this way, faith remains alive and has a future. As I like to say, faith is transmitted through the ‘mother tongue’.”

Wow. A number of things here. He’s speaking in such fashion that we are falsely led to believe that the Faith, Sacred Tradition, is communicated necessarily and merely in new world-view contextualizing by human evangelization, indeed, through the “mother tongue”, a jab at the Traditional Latin Mass.

But while this seems to be the case — that we are to hand on the faith, and we are indeed to do all we can humanly speaking to evangelize others — this supposed “handing on” of the faith is instead only done as a favor to the evangelizers, so that they can grow in the charity necessary for any evangelization. The true “handing on” of the faith, the living content of the Traditiones , the ‘things’, if you will, of Sacred Tradition, the articles of faith (as Trent has it), all comes to us by way of the Holy Ghost. Trent has it that what the Apostles do in evangelizing, what we do, is wrought only quasi per manus, almost as if by hand. But the Holy Ghost is the One who actually “hands on” the living faith for us, the Truth, which comes to us with sanctifying grace, and therefore with hope, with Charity. God is love, always in the same way, for all, for each individual, “univocally” as the great Cardinal Siri put it in his most necessary book Gethsemane. This is the indwelling of the Most Holy Trinity.

This is more than any “mother tongue” or any insult to the Traditional Latin Mass can bring about. Cynically attacking the Most Holy Sacrifice of Jesus is not how we’re to go about receiving the faith from the Holy Ghost.

It seems that every chance, it seems every day, multiple times a day, is taken by Francis and his minion Cardinal Roche to demean Sacred Tradition so as to have it dumbed down to have it merely signify that which we do in whatever culture in whatever religion with what savior we imagine or not.

You have heard that it was said that by May 2023, there will be a total ban of the Traditional Latin Mass. It’s already been said that the TLM is no expression whatsoever of the Roman Rite (Traditionis custodes) and has no place whatsoever in the life of any parish (Cardinal Roche).

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Saint Francis vs Pope Francis – TLM vs nothing

  • Saint Francis of Assisi in times of TLM (Traditional Latin Mass): “Man should tremble, the world should vibrate, all heaven should be deeply moved when the Son of God appears on the altar in the hands of the priest.”
  • Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, follower of Francis in times of TLM: “It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

Contrast this with Pope Francis in Traditionis custodes, with his inescapable “logic” that the TLM is both illicit and invalid:

  • Pope Francis in times of rebellion: Pope Francis says in Traditionis custodes, his “document” smashing down the TLM, that the Novus Ordo (the New Order of Mass) is “the only expression of the lex orandi [Law of Prayer] of the Roman Rite.” That lex orandi is defined in the accompanying letter with the Sacrifice of the Mass, the Last Supper united with Calvary, with what specifically happens with the two Consecrations. There is no expression of that Sacrifice to be found in the TLM, says Pope Francis. In other words, the Sacrifice of Jesus in the TLM is both illicit and invalid because the only expression of the lex orandi, the Sacrifice of Jesus, is to be found with the Novus Ordo. But if one says that the Consecrations in the TLM are invalid, one is also saying that the Consecrations in any rite of Holy Mass are invalid. People have the pretense to say that they are “stunned” when I say that Traditionis custodes is an evil document. I have not changed my mind on that. If one denies Jesus, it is Jesus who will deny him before our Heavenly Father.
  • Cardinal Arthur Roche, follower of Pope Francis in times of rebellion: Roche published his Responsa ad dubia, (responses to [contrived] doubts), execrating this: “The exclusion of the parish church [as a venue for the TLM] is intended to affirm that the celebration of the Eucharist according to the previous rite, being a concession limited to these groups, is not part of the ordinary life of the parish community.” Jesus offered to our Heavenly Father in the territory of a parish has nothing to do with the life of the parish? Nothing? But if you say that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is irrelevant in one rite, you say that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is irrelevant in every rite, including the Novus Ordo. I am stunned that anyone would support the assertion under any given circumstances that the Sacrifice of Jesus is NOTHING.

The real reason for all of this attack on Jesus and His Sacrifice?

  • Both Pope Francis and his protégé, Cardinal Arthur Roche, are claiming that they can mess around with the lex orandi, the law of prayer, which they themselves define as the Sacrifice of Jesus.
  • Both Pope Francis and his protégé, Cardinal Arthur Roche, are claiming that they can mess around with the lex credendi, the law of believing, for the law of praying is the law of believing. They have it that Sacred Tradition, the law of believing, can be manipulated by the Magisterium of the Church, you know, a power thing, so that any divinely provided living faith coming to the soul from the Holy Ghost with sanctifying grace, with divinely provided charity, with divinely provided hope, is NOTHING. For these two ecclesiastics, times so change entirely that world views, perspectives are also so entirely changed that Sacred Tradition (Traditiones in the Council of Trent’s description) is to be defined as merely whatever they say it happens to be in changing times. They don’t discount any truth in any time, but do assert that what they say to be today’s truth is different, even contradictory to yesterday’s truth, but is nevertheless valid, and, indeed, the only truth that is true today. But that means there is no truth in any time ever. God is eternal truth. God is absolute truth. Trent says that the apostles seem to provide for the continuance of the truth as if by handtraderequasi per manus, but do not of themselves do this, for this work of Sacred Tradition is wrought by the Holy Ghost.
  • The trashing first of the lex orandi, which action itself trashes the lex credendi, sets up a vicious circle, so that now, the Sacred Liturgy is given over to idol worship, providing then for false belief. Witness Pachamama of Francis, Nian of Cupich, Ganesh sycophancy spreading among priests on the Asian Subcontinent, et alii et cetera. Desecration of the Blessed Sacrament being almost ubiquitous.

This is damnable. It’s gotta stop. It’s gotta stop now. But who will say no to Satan and yes to Jesus?

The time is coming, very soon, in the midst of this great apostasy, when those who could simply grant the provisions in Canon 87 to dispense from disciplinary rules odious to the faithful (thus assisting them to get to heaven) will instead choose to do the power thing because, you know… POWER! Of course, they could also simply ignore Traditionis custodes and the Responsa ad dubia as illegitimate assertions of disciplinary actions and let the Lord’s Little Flock get on their way to heaven.

Imagine the punishment for spitting on Jesus and Mary:

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Which Pope’s name do I recite at Holy Mass? “una cum famulo tuo Papa nostro N.” Some simple logic.

Fratres carissimi

Non solum propter tres canonizationes ad hoc Consistorium vos convocavi, sed etiam ut vobis decisionem magni momenti pro Ecclesiae vita communicem. Conscientia mea iterum atque iterum coram Deo explorata ad cognitionem certam perveni vires meas ingravescente aetate non iam aptas esse ad munus Petrinum aeque administrandum.

Bene conscius sum hoc munus secundum suam essentiam spiritualem non solum agendo et loquendo exsequi debere, sed non minus patiendo et orando. Attamen in mundo nostri temporis rapidis mutationibus subiecto et quaestionibus magni ponderis pro vita fidei perturbato ad navem Sancti Petri gubernandam et ad annuntiandum Evangelium etiam vigor quidam corporis et animae necessarius est, qui ultimis mensibus in me modo tali minuitur, ut incapacitatem meam ad ministerium mihi commissum bene administrandum agnoscere debeam. Quapropter bene conscius ponderis huius actus plena libertate declaro me ministerio Episcopi Romae, Successoris Sancti Petri, mihi per manus Cardinalium die 19 aprilis MMV commisso renuntiare ita ut a die 28 februarii MMXIII, hora 20, sedes Romae, sedes Sancti Petri vacet et Conclave ad eligendum novum Summum Pontificem ab his quibus competit convocandum esse.

Fratres carissimi, ex toto corde gratias ago vobis pro omni amore et labore, quo mecum pondus ministerii mei portastis et veniam peto pro omnibus defectibus meis. Nunc autem Sanctam Dei Ecclesiam curae Summi eius Pastoris, Domini nostri Iesu Christi confidimus sanctamque eius Matrem Mariam imploramus, ut patribus Cardinalibus in eligendo novo Summo Pontifice materna sua bonitate assistat. Quod ad me attinet etiam in futuro vita orationi dedicata Sanctae Ecclesiae Dei toto ex corde servire velim.

Ex Aedibus Vaticanis, die 10 mensis februarii MMXIII

BENEDICTUS PP. XVI

Dear Brothers,

I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the barque of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.

Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff. With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.

From the Vatican, 10 February 2013

BENEDICTUS PP XVI


PART I – The renouncement of Benedict XVI is valid

You have heard that it was said that the vocabulary and syntax of this renouncement are ambiguous with “Bishop of Rome” and “Successor of Peter” being placed in some sort of unknown apposition even while the word “ministry” is not at all the required technical vocabulary that must be used in order for such a renouncement to be valid. Except, consider this question:

Does the word “ministry” refer to only one or to all three aspects of the Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter as (1) prophet, (2) priest, and (3) king, thus regarding (1) the truth of doctrine and morality, (2) the sacrifice of the One High Priest, Jesus Christ, (3) the fatherly governance of the family of faith on earth.

Text without context is pretext, right? The context is that at the stated time, the fact of “the See of Rome,” and the fact of “the See of Saint Peter,” which are inclusive of all three, will be vacated by the person who up to that time was the “Bishop of Rome” and “Successor of Peter.” This covers for the lack of technical vocabulary; the weirdness of the apposition is inescapably rectified by the parallel.

So, the renouncement is valid, and there began to be a sede vacante in 2013, but is there still a sede vacante today? What about Francis?


PART II – Is the election of Francis valid?

The discussion of Cardinals before a Conclave is very important. It is to consist of Cardinals sharing with each other what they themselves believe any future Pope is to believe, what any future Pope’s priorities should be in this time in which we live.

  • They are not to promise anything like “If I were Pope I would…”
  • Likewise, they are absolutely to avoid anything like “I’ll vote for you if only you promise to…”

The latter two are electioneering. There are number of questions:

If Jorge Bergoglio participated in electioneering, does that invalidate the Conclave? Even if he did this with only one Cardinal, word spreads, and you have to take that one incident as if it were done with all electors. It doesn’t matter if he initiated that conversation or it was initiated by even just one of the Cardinals. Does what Jorge Bergoglio did invalidate his election?

Do his repeated statements that he has fulfilled in his time in Rome what the Cardinals asked of him before the Conclave rise to the level of electioneering? And was anything asked of him, or were they just expressing opinions generally, and he’s anachronistically just reporting that which he now thinks has fallen to him?

Even if he says “Cardinals” in the plural, is that just one or two, or really very many? Does the invalidity of an election depend on just one or two compromised Cardinals? Do we really know the numbers? I wasn’t there. Will we ever know? Can we ever know?

It seems to me that a commission of Cardinals convened for the purpose of answering such questions may be a good idea. Is that likely? Who would make up that Commission these days? Can they put the electors of time under oath? How many have died or are utterly incapacitated since then? This is not easy.


Whose name do I recite in the Roman Canon or in any Eucharistic Prayer, or in any intercessions for the Pope?

Francis.

Benedict’s renunciation was valid. Francis’ election hasn’t been proven to be invalid.

It is what it is.

Correct me if you can. I am most open to correction.

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Homily: Seven Sons & Mother vs demons

So, a Jewish mother with her seven sons were being forced to eat pork by the pagan demon worshipers. The demon worshipers had some pans fired up, and were frying up pigs for the occasion. Swine were thought to be possessed by demons. Eating pork was tantamount to asking demons to possess oneself. Remember the exorcism of the naked man possessed by demons who were then cast into the swine?

The Jewish mother and her seven sons wouldn’t go along with such worship of demon spirits by eating the pork. So the skin of their heads with their hair was ripped off, their feet and hands cut off, and now they themselves were fried in those large pans on top of the fire of the torturers.

Jesus would declare all foods clean as He was personally to pay the price in His own justice for the mercy of exorcising us from the demons. Jesus faced all of hell broken out on Calvary.

So, now we hunt, say, wild boar and have plenty of bacon to enjoy.

But the great witness of the mother and her seven sons remains incriminating all those who worship demons. We are never, ever to compromise even under severe coercion, even in the face of torture and death. We are not even to cave into the pressure of the brow-beating and bullying of enforced political correctness from “friends,” even if those friends are (Cardinal) (Arch)Bishops, including the Bishop of Rome:

  • “Worship the bloodthirsty demon idol Pachamama mother-earth, that abomination of desolation caused to be established on the Holy of Holies where it must not be by divine mandate!”
  • “Call on the western grandmother demon and the circle of spirits for purification and protection, you know, apart from anything whatsoever to do with Jesus! Put your hands on your heart!”

Instead, we are always to witness to the Divine Messiah, our Savior, the very Son of the Living God. We are not to cast Jesus aside so as to worship demons.

I’m hoping those at this address in Rome below will always serve the Son of the Living God.

I apologize that while recalling the mother of these seven brothers as she witnessed them being tortured to death, I got terribly choked up. If all of a sudden the homily stops dead, repeatedly, while you’re listening, it’s not over yet. That’s just me about to leave the sanctuary to break down in tears. It was all I could do just to stand there feeling very self-conscious. I was thinking of Mary standing under the Cross of her dear Son whilst He was being tortured to death. I’m told that this is all weakness on my part. I’m to be ashamed of it. But it is what it is. That’s where I’m at. Another weak priest. Who would’ve thought?

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Dear Pope Francis, Tradition is not a tree

Sacred Tradition, the provision of living faith by the Holy Spirit to each soul in a univocal manner in Old and New Testament times is always fully consonant with the content of Old and New Testaments. The authentic, dogmatic interventions of the Sacred Magisterium of the Church, cum Petro et sub Petro, are also precisely consistent with the ever constant provision of the faith and the morality which shines forth from that faith.

It is not supernatural faith, eternal truth, which is changed or bettered, but rather our meager understanding of the same truth. But we can never move from, say, (1) Thou shalt not murder the innocent to (2) Who gives a damn, go ahead and murder the innocent, you know, because we think we’re clever and sophisticated and above all “nice.”

Dear Pope Francis, you use the analogy of a tree, but this can refer exclusively, in an absolute manner, only to our philosophical appreciation of the Natural Law, to our theological appreciation of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the authentic, dogmatic intervention of the Sacred Magisterium of the Church. You equation of Divine Revelation and human theologizing was the violence by which Martin Luther assailed and persecuted the Lord’s Little Flock. The Council of Trent rejected that Tradition was the work of human hands, saying only quasi per manus, almost as if by hand. Instead the Fathers of that Great Council pointed to the Holy Spirit. Is that bad and evil, Pope Francis. Are we to say that the Holy Spirit is to be damned in favor of the “spirit” of the [Second Vatican] Council?

The Lord Jesus, the Word Incarnate, is ever ancient, ever new. There is no development in His Divinity. He’s the One, the only One, not you. The Lord’s Little Flock has no need of self-absorbed, Promethean, neo-Pelagian destroyers who promote idol worship and the destruction of the image of God, destroying man-woman-marriage-family, and then destroying the marriage feast of the Lamb, the Last Supper and Calvary, rejecting the Law of Prayer, which is that very Sacrifice of the Mass.

The tree I embrace is the unbending, rigid Cross of Calvary. Any religion which rejects the Cross as the one and only Tree of Life is no religion at all. I belong to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I am a priest forever. You can excommunicate me on this earth. You can dismiss me from the clerical state. I would hate both of those actions of yours. I would never do those things willingly. But you cannot excommunicate me from heaven. You cannot take away my Baptism, my Confirmation, my Holy Orders.

You can keep your damn Green New Deal, Pope Francis.

I’ll stay with the entirely dead Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception, the same yesterday, today and forever, the Almighty.

HERE’S THE DEAL: Pope Francis, you are always speaking of doing things differently, that making things different is where we all need to be, but goodness and kindness and justice and mercy based on justice and Truth are always the same. You are caught up in a maelstrom of Hegelian-Rahnerianism. Pope Francis, how about instead confirming the brethren in the faith. How about the real unity of the Blood of Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception. Why do you persecute Jesus’ Little Flock?

AND: Galatians 2:11.

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Humor: Sitting Bull vs B as in B

Humor often has a serious side to it.

Summoning “spirits” doesn’t invite anyone to know Christ Jesus our Lord.

Too sad, that.

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Gabbie’s take on Traditionis Custodes

Gabbie’s personal experience with the Traditional Latin Mass: “A deeper love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.”

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Fr George, The Blah Blah Synod™ in Germany is insane. Why don’t you comment on it?

Short answer: I have. Like a zillion times. The Blah Blah Synod™ is just blah-blah.

But – sigh – here we go again:

Dichiarazione della Santa Sede

  • Per tutelare la libertà del popolo di Dio e l’esercizio del ministero episcopale, pare necessario precisare che il “Cammino sinodale” in Germania non ha facoltà di obbligare i Vescovi ed i fedeli ad assumere nuovi modi di governo e nuove impostazioni di dottrina e di morale. Non sarebbe lecito avviare nelle diocesi, prima di un’intesa concordata a livello di Chiesa universale, nuove strutture ufficiali o dottrine, che rappresenterebbero una ferita alla comunione ecclesiale e una minaccia all’unità della Chiesa. Come ricordava il Santo Padre nella lettera al popolo di Dio che è in cammino in Germania: «La Chiesa universale vive in e delle Chiese particolari, così come le Chiese particolari vivono e fioriscono in e dalla Chiesa universale, e se si ritrovano separate dall’intero corpo ecclesiale, si debilitano, marciscono e muoiono. Da qui il bisogno di mantenere sempre viva ed effettiva la comunione con tutto il corpo della Chiesa»[1]. Pertanto si auspica che le proposte del Cammino delle Chiese particolari in Germania confluiscano nel percorso sinodale che sta percorrendo la Chiesa universale, per un reciproco arricchimento e una testimonianza di quella unità con la quale il corpo della Chiesa manifesta la sua fedeltà a Cristo Signore. // [1] FRANCESCO, Lettera al popolo di Dio che è in cammino in Germania, 9.

That’s from the Dicastery for Communication which didn’t supply an English translation, because why would they? They issued it with nobody’s signature from no particular dicastery, nor the Secretariat of State. So, it carries the weight of the Dicastery for Sewer Works. It’s just verbal diarrhea.

Here’s my quicky translation:

  • In order to protect the freedom of the people of God and the exercise of the episcopal ministry, it seems necessary to specify that the “Synodal Path” in Germany has no power to oblige the Bishops and the faithful to adopt new ways of governing and new paradigms of doctrine and morality. It would not be lawful to initiate new official structures or doctrines in dioceses before an understanding is established at the level of the universal Church, which would represent a wound to ecclesial communion and a threat to the unity of the Church. As the Holy Father recalled in the letter to the people of God who are on their way in Germany: “The universal Church lives in and by way of particular Churches, just as the particular Churches live and flourish in and by way of the universal Church, and if they find themselves separated from the entire ecclesial body, they weaken, rot and die, hence the need to maintain always alive and effective communion with the entire body of the Church.” Therefore it is hoped that the proposals of the Way of the particular Churches in Germany will converge on the synodal path that the universal Church is taking, for reciprocal enrichment and a testimony to that unity with which the body of the Church manifests its faithfulness to Christ the Lord.

My comment: This is no reprimand of the German Path’s deviations from proper church governance and from doctrine and and from morality. Not at all. This is simply an encouragement to do those things in conjunction with centralized power in the person of the Pope if that’s what the Pope would like some time in future. That’s it. Clever. Evil.

  • “But Father George! Father George! How can you get that from that?! The Holy See would never support women’s ordination, same-sex marriage and all the other weakness, rotting and dying of the Church evident on the website of the Synod on Synodality at the Holy See… Ooops!”

I’m sick of blah-blah. Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word of our dear Heavenly Father is now Incarnate, and has laid down His life for us, Innocent for the guilty. I do not follow the blah-blah. I follow Jesus.

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Pope Francis’ auto-da-fé: reject TLM or else

  • LifeSiteNews has learned from Keith Armato, a leading Catholic layman close to the situation, that the archbishop of Chicago had demanded for months now that the Institute [ICKSP] signs a document with five or six points. Among the points they had to sign – each priest individually – was that the Novus Ordo rite is the only true expression of the Roman rite. This formulation stems directly from Pope Francis’ own document Traditionis Custodes, an explanation that makes it clear that the traditional Roman rite has to disappear altogether.”

I mean, I don’t know what any of this even means. Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in the Ambrosian Rite of the Latin Rite up in Milan as recently as 2017. There are very many Rites in the Latin Rite. And what about the Congolese Rite, the upcoming Amazonian Rite, etc.?

Oh, I get it. Pope Francis is saying that the particular Roman Rite of the much more comprehensive Latin Rite only has one true expression, which is the Novus Ordo and not at all the Traditional Latin Mass. I see. He surely means that this refers not to validity but to liceity, not to the fact of the Most Holy Sacrifice being offered in the TLM (which always remains true), but only to his modus operandi of holding that the only legally acceptable way of offering Holy Mass in Roman Rite is by adhering to the Sacramentary of Novus Ordo instead of the Missale Romanum of the TLM. I get it.

Oh, but wait! Text without context is pretext, right? Let’s see… Ah yes! Here we go! From Traditionis custodes:

  • “Art. 1. The liturgical books promulgated by Saint Paul VI and Saint John Paul II, in conformity with the decrees of Vatican Council II, are the unique [“l’unica espressione”=only, sole] expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite.”

Oh, but wait! That’s not just a foundational disciplinary statement; that’s about doctrine, the very fact of the Sacrifice of Jesus being offered. Gotta put on the brakes and drill down into this. That “lex orandi” is the law of prayer which is the source and summit of the lex credendi, the law of believing. Is any of this defined for us in the broader context? Yes, indeed! Let’s turn to the accompanying letter of Traditionis custodes addressed to the bishops:

  • “Most people understand the motives that prompted St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI to allow the use of the Roman Missal, promulgated by St. Pius V and edited by St. John XXIII in 1962, for the Eucharistic Sacrifice.”
    • That’s from paragraph 2 of the letter. It’s clear that Pope Francis admits that John Paul II and Benedict XVI consider the TLM to be a valid manner to offer “the Eucharistic Sacrifice.”
  • “Benedict XVI declared ‘the Missal promulgated by St. Pius V and newly edited by Blessed John XXIII, as a extraordinary expression of the same lex orandi‘, granting a ‘more ample possibility for the use of the 1962 Missal’.”
    • That’s from paragraph 3 of the letter. It’s clear that Benedict speaks of “expressions” of the “same lex orandi,” which is thus defined by him as the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus.
  • “The Motu proprio recognized that, in its own right, ‘the Missal promulgated by Paul VI is the ordinary expression of the lex orandi of the Catholic Church of the Latin rite’. The recognition of the Missal promulgated by St. Pius V ‘as an extraordinary expression of the same lex orandi‘ did not in any way underrate the liturgical reform, but was decreed with the desire to acknowledge the ‘insistent prayers of these faithful,’ allowing them “to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass according to the editio typica of the Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as the extraordinary form of the Liturgy of the Church.”
    • That’s from paragraph 4 of the letter. Again, it is crystal clear that the lex orandi, the law of prayer, refers to the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus present in any form, in any expression of the Roman Rite, of the Latin Rite.

But Pope Francis, with a slight of hand, you know, some prestidigitations, now has it in Traditionis custodes that the only expression of the law of prayer in the Roman Rite is the Novus Ordo, exclusive of the TLM. But if the law of prayer, literally the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus, is not to be found in any way with the TLM, Pope Francis is now saying that the TLM is an invalid Mass, no Mass at all. Nothing. No Sacrifice. No Sacrament. No Eucharistic Sacrifice. Nothing. It’s in fact an excommunicatable offence, for it is therefore only a simulation of a Mass, a simulation of a Sacrament.

I could never put my name to a document forcing me to deny Jesus in His very Sacrifice for me. Never!

Anyway, all this is why, in the Responsa ad dubia, it is said that the TLM has nothing to do with the life of the parish. Get it? Jesus’ Sacrifice has nothing to do with the life of the parish.

Sure, I might well be thrown out of the priesthood if I were ever to reject being forced to sign such a document, thus signing my ticket to hell if I did that. But I would be joyful in being thrown on the trash heap. Maybe I would finally have time to write about the Immaculate Conception. And in that I would most certainly rejoice. My voice of joy would be heard up to the heavens!

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Pope Francis on SCOTUS and Pelosi’s sacrilege

So, Pope Francis gave another long interview, this time to Reuters.

Below I include the bit about the Supreme Courts overturning of Roe v Wade and Nancy Pelosi receiving Holy Communion.

Pope Francis claims ignorance of the law and so can’t comment on that, but does say that abortion is like hiring a sicario, a hit man. But then, establishing that abortion is so very evil, he condemns anyone who would say that pro-abortion politicians like Nancy Pelosi should be denied Holy Communion, with that condemnation carrying the moniker of “non-pastoral”, which, by the way, is enough to have someone removed from ministry. That puts all priests and bishops on notice, and it’s a green light to all sinners to F*** sacramental Confession and just go to Holy Communion in mortal sin, eating and drinking their own condemnation, as Saint Paul warns, thus mocking themselves, mocking the least of the brethren in the womb, and mocking Christ Jesus.

  • “Asked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling establishing a woman’s right to have an abortion, Francis said he respected the decision but did not have enough information to speak about it from a juridical point of view. But he strongly condemned abortion, comparing it to “hiring a hit man”. The Catholic Church teaches that life begins at the moment of conception. “I ask: Is it legitimate, is it right, to eliminate a human life to resolve a problem?”
  • Francis was asked about a debate in the United States over whether a Catholic politician who is personally opposed to abortion but supports others’ right to choose should be allowed to receive the sacrament of communion. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi, for example, has been barred by the conservative archbishop of her home diocese of San Francisco from receiving it there, but is regularly given communion at a parish in Washington, D.C. Last week, she received the sacrament at a papal Mass in the Vatican. “When the Church loses its pastoral nature, when a bishop loses his pastoral nature, it causes a political problem,” the pope said. “That’s all I can say.”

That’s all you can say, is it? I wonder how that’s going to work out before Him who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. We pray for conversion: Hail Mary…

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Pope Francis kneecaps priest who graciously corrected him as a courtesy: Galatians 2:11

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/pope-francis-bans-priest-who-publicly-challenged-him-from-all-public-ministry/

Read that article to the end. It includes the priest’s response to Pope Francis in his own words.

This priest can now only offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass “privately”, but even that will be taken away unless he absolutely refrains from saying anything that the Supreme Pontiff might just possibly not like.

This martyr priest is, of course, being used as an example to all other priests and bishops. Say anything whatsoever to assist the Bishop of Rome to be closer to Jesus and that Bishop of Rome will attack you with all the fury of hell.

My response to such self-righteous abuse of authority Karen drama on the part of the Successor of Peter – how embarrassing – is to cite Galatians 2:11, you remember, when Saint Paul reprimanded [not yet Saint] Peter:

  • “When Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch, however, I [Paul] opposed him to his face, because he stood to be condemned.”

As I’ve said before, had Paul refrained from doing this, both he and Peter would have gone to hell. Had Paul done this but Peter rejected the rebuke, Paul would go to heaven but Peter to hell. As it is, Paul did do this and now both are in heaven, Saint Paul and Saint Peter. Great!

Canon law recognizes the God-given right of the Christ’s faithful to bring their concerns to the pastors of the Church without fear of getting kicked in the face, without fear of having their throats slit by those who would throw infantile tantrums against such charitable souls. This priest isn’t an old meanie. Reprimanding someone who needs it is extremely difficult. The easy way until everyone goes to hell is just to say that abortion is a Holy Sacrament, that good is evil, that Jesus is not divine, that there is no sin, that there is no doctrine, no morality, nothing. But this priest isn’t taking the easy way that leads to hell. He trying to get himself and Pope Francis to heaven, like Paul did with Peter. Is that so bad?

In solidarity with this priest, who says he will continue to speak up, and who’s probably heading for laicization because of that, and in solidarity with the Successor of Peter now ingloriously reigning, who needs to receive such a reprimand from that priest, prayers go up for both. Please join me: Hail Mary

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My liturgical dancing out of the TLM ;-)

For those terribly offended by this analogy, consider:

  • When John the Baptist leapt for joy in his mother Elizabeth’s womb as he was sanctified by little Jesus in the womb of Immaculate Mary, this leaping was dancing for joy just as David danced for joy before the Ark of the Covenant. But this time, with John, the Ark is not a box, but Mary who carried God Himself. The preface even in the Novus Ordo speaks of John singing about the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.
  • Commenters on the symbolic meanings of Juan Diego’s Tilma say that the posture, the stance of Mary depicts that she is actually moving, well, dancing, dancing for joy, and she also sings her magnificat, glorifying the Lord.

We recall Guardini’s and Ratzinger’s The Spirit of the Liturgy, at play before the Lord, right?

One is free to enter into the Sacrifice of Praise, following the law by way of the Holy Spirit, which is not freedom to break the commandments, or the rubrics for that matter, but the freedom of the children of God who will joyfully follow the commandments. See Romans 3:31…

  • “Do we, then, nullify the law by faith? Certainly not! Instead, we uphold the law.”

So, let me offer a contrast. I have witnessed academic know-nothing professors in seminaries who, thinking themselves to be clever, sophisticated, ever so self-congratulatory, would go out of their way to change words in the Eucharistic Prayer (this all being Novus Ordo) and change all sorts of rubrics at Holy Mass, consistently, purposely, just so as to showcase that Mass is be an occasion by which to turn the sanctuary into a staging of narcissism. They turn the Law of Prayer, the Sacrifice of the Last Supper as united with Calvary, into an instruction to the seminarians about how, when they are priests, they too will be able to kick their parishioners in the face, relativizing to themselves that which is by it’s very nature is to be open to those who desire to be united to that Sacrifice of Jesus, and not privatized by narcissists.

Could it be that those bad and evil trads who say the black of the text and do the red of the rubrics at Holy Mass ever so rigidly, so very entrenched – because they’re all, ALL OF THEM, old meanies, right? – could it be that at least some of them are actually saying the black and doing the red because they have light and joyful hearts, truly joyful in the gift of joy from the Holy Spirit, and are absolutely enjoying the freedom of the children of God, freed because of not being forced to be narcissistic, freed because of being immobilized, nailed down, crucified with the Son of the Living God, dead to themselves so as to live for Jesus, to lead others not to themselves but to Jesus, because He’s the One, the only One?

Yes, that could be. It’s true in some small way with me. I’m so unworthy. But our Lord’s graciousness in having wretched me be His priest makes me all the more joyful. He’s so good and kind, and His Truth is overwhelmingly glorious, awesome, stunning… I don’t have the brain-power-band-width to distract myself about how cleverly I can enculturate my idiocy into what is by rights His Holy Mass so as to relativize the Holy Mass to myself, cheating myself and everyone else in The Lord’s Little Flock. They have a right to His Holy Mass. They don’t need my stupidity. I would feel terribly self-conscience in “creating my own Mass.” I want to be preoccupied not with myself, but with Jesus. He’s the One. He’s the only One.

And there’s this from Taylor. Great! He nails this perfectly. Lol. Well done, Taylor. Well done:

I’M SORRY! I APOLOGIZE! THERE’S LACE IN THAT PICTURE AT THE TOP OF THIS POST! OH NO!

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