So, the vast majority of bishops and laity in Germany have voted to the effect that same-sex sex-acts are not sinful. And so they now offer deadly scandal which, of course, is taken up by those who very well otherwise could have been saved. Bishops and priests risk going to hell with the permanent, eternal character of the sacrament of Holy Orders on their souls, marking them special targets for punishment by the demons and all the rest who are there, but especially by those whom they scandalized.
Look, I’m no canonist, but it seems to me that direct, public, obstinate rejection of revealed doctrine and morality which has been taught not only in Sacred Revelation – with extreme clarity – but also believed and proclaimed by all men everywhere at all times – with extreme clarity – including entirely consistent interventions of the ordinary magisterium of the Church – with extreme clarity – an obstinate rejection about which they have been warned against doing… it seems to me that this places the vast majority of bishops and laity in Germany not only into the category of being heretics, but also makes them apostate, and, because a vast majority of the bishops are involved, also makes them schismatic, or are there canonical distinctions to be made? No matter! Hell fire is hell fire whatever it is that takes you there. One thing for sure, they are no longer Catholic. Taking note of the expressions of the kids at Fatima after they had just seen a vision of hell, I’m concluding that I don’t want to go to hell:
Same-sex sex-acts are a direct attack on the image of God spoken of in Genesis as male-female-marriage-family. This isn’t about brutal sexual activity. That’s just a vehicle, if you will, by which they do what they really want to do, and that’s all about mocking God. When sex isn’t about life in view of eternal life, it’s about death lurching toward eternal death. They mock the God of the living.
When reading through the Scriptures, we see that there were, here and there, shameful temple prostitutes, both female and male. Being naïve, we ask in shock: “How could that possibly have come about? We would never do that!”
It’s all about compromise and rationalizations, one after another, sinking one into the dark quagmire of no wisdom, no purity of heart, no agility of soul, no clarity of vision, no profundity of understanding. All gone. Lost. But with a vengeance, shaking one’s fist at God. And, yes, without the grace of God, anyone could do all of that and more. If we cannot say, “There but for the grace of God go I…” — if we cannot say that with honesty and integrity, looking at the risen but still wounded Christ Jesus in the Face, then we are already lost. Jesus is our Savior, not our aloofness (because, you know, we’re nice and don’t need to be saved by Jesus anyway).
Not getting that? Let’s re-assess: It’s not Germany alone. Look at Ireland. Completely annihilated regarding the faith. For a while, Ireland had a “tiger economy.” You know why? Because they murdered all their kids in the womb. They weren’t spending money on food and clothing, but on useless luxury. Because they stopped saying the Rosary in family on their knees daily. Because they stopped going to Confession. Because the vast majority of the priests and the bishops are homosexualismists, ideologues who in their fairy-ness brow-beat and bully those less compromised into being more the children of hell than they are. They went from about 95% Catholic and 95% Mass attendance to about nothing% and nothing%, in one generation. If it can happen in Ireland, it can happen here. Oh… wait… it’s happening…
Instead of encouragement to say the Rosary, what we get is damnable throwing up of all doctrine and morality into the air so as to “dialogue”. What a crock. Method is doctrine. Teaching and accepting the truth = good. Forbidding belief and rejecting the truth = heresy. One is life, one is death. The Greeks want to dialogue. Jesus’ response is that He must be crucified. That’s His dialogue. As the Master, so the disciple. Jesus will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.
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». 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. //  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.
Against ecclesiastical pressure, real coercion, coming from all directions, I remained steadfast in choosing NOT to participate in the Synod on Synodality, in choosing NOT to subject my parish family, the Lord’s Little Flock, to such abuse of giving a people a platform to crash our parish so as exuberantly to promote mortal sin. It’s all nice and polite and delicate and dainty this effervescent dialogue, they said. Do it, they said. Do it, or else… they said. Damn it, do it, or else… they said. But this violent Hegelian-Rahnerianism, this dialectical materialism that hates God, hates neighbor, hates self is what the “process” of the “dialogue” is all about. It’s about violently forcing hatred of Jesus Christ on believers, making them feel somehow guilty for not being against doctrine and morality and the spiritual life and reverent liturgy.
But – Hey! – don’t take my word for it. Let’s make the rounds. I was alerted to this idiocy by the great reporting of Jules Gomes over at Church Militant.
Just. Wow. thought I. So, then I went to the website of that parish in my own diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, specifically that of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hendersonville, which is just down the way from my own parish. But, wait… what? I know those priests. Would they countenance this? How did this happen? I bet they have their own side of the story and are eager to distance themselves from what happened with the Vatican. I’ll be checking their website periodically to see if they put up a disclaimer that also clearly and strongly reiterates the teaching of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the true magisterial interventions of the Church that are in union with the entire history of salvation. So far, nothing. I’ll also be checking the website of Charlotte Diocese to see if there’s to be a similar intervention. So far, nothing. Whiskey. Tango. You know the rest.
Let’s take some snippets of what Jules has to say:
“VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – Pope Francis’ synodal process is routinely promoting LGBTQ+ propaganda on its official website, even commending homosexuals who adopt babies as “pro-life” champions. On Saturday, the Vatican’s General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops published three “testimonies of homosexual couples,” hailing them as stories of “a sexuality that gives life.”
“In the first story, a woman driving to an abortion mill stops at a red light to find a Facebook ad for a baby. The appeal is from fellow parishioner “Karl” — a homosexual living with his partner. “Why can’t someone just give us a baby?” asks Karl in his ad. The woman contacts Karl, who shares his frustration “because he wanted so much to have a child, but his marriage had not been blessed and all avenues had been explored and blocked.” “I’m going to the abortion clinic. If you had this child, would you adopt it?” the woman asks. “Of course, I’ll have to ask at home, but I think I can say yes,” Karl replies. The story climaxes with the revelation that “Parker” is now an 8-year-old boy “with two loving parents, Karl and Diego, whose relationship saved this child from abortion.”
“The second testimony commends homosexuals “Nick” and “Josh” from the diocese of Charlotte, who moved to Canada after they were “offended” by members of their local Catholic parish. The same-sex couple was “married” in Canada, and, after 15 years of marriage, adopted local teenagers with mental disabilities because “they wanted their sexuality to be truly life-giving,” the synod’s website trumpets, explaining how the couple is fulfilling “God’s call.”
“In the third story, “Matthew,” a popular teacher at a Catholic high school in the United States, marries his male partner in secret to keep his job. The same-sex couple makes a “pro-life” decision to adopt children from poor countries and save them from extreme poverty.
“The testimonies were collected by Noelle Therese Thompson, synod leader of the Immaculate Conception parish in Hendersonville, North Carolina, during synod conversations with same-sex couples in person and online.“
But, surely, that Catholic Parish can’t have sent in that kind of rubbish to be published at the Vatican website, and surely that Vatican website wouldn’t publish such diatribes. Sigh. I predicted this.
That screen shot above is from the Vatican website. The following is verbatim from the Vatican website:
“The story, we are sharing, is actually three stories-testimonies that the synod leader of Immaculate Conception Parish in Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA, Noelle Therese Thompson, collected during synod conversations with same-sex couples in presence and online.
“We have summarised the three stories Noelle sent us. The titles are our own and in one of the stories we used a fictitious name.
“Parker’s pro-life story
“The following is one of the most moving stories from the conversations in the presence. It was told by a parishioner who introduced the story as a ‘true pro-life story’.
“A young woman was travelling by car to a place where she intended to have an abortion. At a red light, she opened Facebook to find at the top of her feed an appeal from another parishioner, Karl, whom the young pregnant woman knew: “Why can’t someone just give us a baby?”
“The young woman contacts her friend, who shares her frustration because he wanted so much to have a child, but his marriage had not been blessed and all avenues had been explored and blocked.
“– The young woman: “I’m going to the abortion clinic. If you had this child, would you adopt it?”.
“– Karl: “Of course I’ll have to ask at home, but I think I can say yes.”
“Today, Parker is an eight-year-old boy with two loving parents, Karl and Diego, whose relationship saved this child from abortion.
“The story of a sexuality that gives life
“A participant from the diocese told the story of a gay couple who came from the Diocese of Charlotte, but were offended by members of the Catholic church they attended. Josh and Nick moved to Canada, where they married and were together for more than 15 years. They wanted their sexuality to be truly life-giving, encouraging and adopting local teenagers with mental disabilities, to give them a chance at a better life, a home, an education and two loving parents. Since Josh is a counselor for teens with disorders, this was the perfect choice, allowing them to move forward in God’s call to help the population of mentally challenged teens in the area to better adapt and succeed in life.
“Having a purpose: lifting children out of poverty
“The first member of the couple, Matthew (not his real name), is currently the favourite teacher at a Catholic high school in the United States and, while hiding his homosexuality, decides to marry his partner elsewhere. As a couple, they decide to foster, love and adopt young children internationally and, in doing so, lift them out of extreme poverty.
“Matthew’s greatest sadness is that he has to hide his sexuality in order to keep his job in a church institution and that he does not feel welcome in the Catholic Church precisely because of his sexuality which he considers God-given, and this despite his attempt to love the poor and destitute through his pro-life decision to adopt.”
My response: Homosexual sex is a sin, not a virtue. For mortal sin to be treated as heroic love is a mortal sin. It is grave scandal leading people straight to hell. Those who countenance this are committing grave sin and risking going straight to hell.
So, what to do? Those kids don’t have to be adopted by same-sex “couples.” They can be adopted to pious, real families. Pope Benedict XVI said that to let kids by adopted by same-sex “couples” is a mortal sin. Yep. It is NOT necessary.
So, what’s really happening? This isn’t just about glorifying “heroic” same-sex sex by the Vatican, thus ending all relevance of any and all doctrine, morality, spiritual life and reverent liturgy. It is all that, but this is about, more practically speaking, the Vatican kicking parishes and priests in the face, those parishes and priests who, with great kindness, attempt to instruct the wayward about the Living Truth of Jesus Christ. What’s happening is a persecution of the Church by the Vatican. How demonic is that? And, yes, Satanism is what this is all about. Same-sex sex is all about destroying the image of God found, as Genesis says, with male, female, marriage, family. Satanism is about destroying the image of God wherever this is to be found. Destroying the image of God is also murder and can bring people eternal death.
And so, what’s Pope Francis doing about this? Pope Francis says nothing. Actually, he complains about who knows what regarding who knows who? He addressed liturgy “specialists”, (I call them liturgical terrorists), complaining about those who cause division by using the liturgy. But he doesn’t say who, he doesn’t say how. But what we do know is that it’s about Traditiones custodes.
Meanwhile: So many are going to hell in a handbasket filled with homosexual sex-toys.
Church Militant has great reporting on blasphemous exaltation of everything same-sex for the Synod on Sinodality, what I’ve been calling The Blah Blah Synod™. Because my conscience, formed by Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the constant, legitimate interventions of the Ordinary Magisterium of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, tells me that participating in the blasphemous exaltation of everything same-sex Synod on Sinodality, what I’ve been calling The Blah Blah Synod™, is sinful, well then, that means that I must choose with an act of the will, even if that’s seen as contentious disobedience, not to participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, that Synod on Sinodality. To be clear: I will not comply.
To participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, you have to first of all accept the foundational heretical lie that all are infallible, which is a direct rejection of the founding of the Church on the singular person of Peter by the Divine Son of the Living God, instead holding that it is NOT Peter, but all of us who are infallible. I’m not going to spit in God’s face just because some Pope Francis tells me to spit in God’s face. No.
To participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, you have to first of accept that it could be true that God is a mere symbol, or that there are other gods, perhaps a blood-thirsty demon Pachamama Idol who is a goddess, so that there is, as a premise of dialogue, no such thing as the Way, the Truth and the Life in Jesus Christ, God Incarnate, but that all is darkness and violence.
To participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, you have to first of all accept that women priesthood is possible, with women priests being, by definition, lesbians, who have the pretense of blasphemously taking Jesus’ place in His marriage with His Immaculate Bride, the Church, at the Last Supper united with Calvary, these women reciting His marriage vows with that Bride, the Church, this is my Body given for you in Sacrifice, my Blood poured out for you in Sacrifice. How sick. How blasphemous. How sacrilegious.
To participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, you have to first of all accept that dialogue about how to go about various styles of orgasm amongst the LGBT-alphabeters is healthy and is respectful of people, helping them get to heaven, when instead this is the kind of horror that Saint Paul says is not ever even to be mentioned amongst the Lord’s Little Flock (see Ephesians 5:3-4), for that is mortally sinful behavior bringing people to hell.
To participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, you have to first of all accept that sin is virtue, and lies are truth, that Jesus is not God, that the Holy Mass offered since the Last Supper until today is not any kind of expression of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, that which is, by definition, the lex orandi, the Law of Prayer, giving rise to the lex credendi, the Law of Believing. And this means that to participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, you have to first of accept that the New Mass is also not the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, for if one valid Mass is said to be invalid, all otherwise valid Masses are invalid. What in hell is this?
To participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, you have to first of all accept that you want to go to hell for the sake of being clever, involved, up-to-date, nice…
Well, here’s the deal: I want to go to heaven. I don’t care what the cost is to get to heaven. Once in heaven, you’re there forever. I love that.
I’ve had people tell me that I have to choose my battles. That bit of advice came from an old person, and from a time when the scandals were more or less far and few between. But now attacks against faith and morals and reverent liturgy and the spiritual life are fast and furious, daily, multiple times a day. Rebuking is a full time job (see Galatians 2:11). Being compelled, even required to make an answer is a full time job. Sometimes I can’t do it all. I must as a priest firstly take care of the Lord’s Little Flock, providing the Last Rites, providing the other Sacraments, providing Holy Mass. But telling the truth about the way things are, all the good that the Lord provides, and also all the hell that certain individuals insist upon and over which they must be called out so that people will not take the scandal and then go to hell, is all necessary.
What are the battles I choose to ignore or at least put off to another day or year? Whether or not we need even more “Church parking only” signs in the lower parking lot, more gravel and what kind in the upper-other-side parking lot, whether I have to be more presentable as a priest in public by washing Sassy the Subaru more, etc.
On that last point, Sassy’s being splattered full of mud is a badge of honor for her, getting that way, as she does, in transporting me and the Blessed Sacrament on impossible one-lane, no fault, back-ridge trails so as to do Communion Calls. One can understand not caring about that battle. If someone wants to wash Sassy the Subaru, I don’t care, but I’m not going to help either.
But now, compare that to being forced to spit in the face of Christ Jesus. That’s a battle I will take up. I won’t comply. If these people want to go to hell, that’s on them. I wish they would convert. But I’m not going to go along with them, you know, for fellowship:
I would much, much rather get my head cut off:
By the way, after the decapitation (which you don’t see), a few sentences are recited about how the other characters met their own deaths. Very telling. Death comes to us all, even to Popes and Bishops death comes. For me, I want to die for the Lord. That begins now. I just want to do what’s right and just in the presence of Him who will be judging me soon enough. That this will be much sooner than later we will know the very nanosecond we die, much too soon. I could have said one more Hail Mary. I could have witnessed a little bit more clearly. I could have… But our Lord is also very merciful. He wants us to be joyful in our hope. He’s so good to us.
UPDATE: Unbelievably, I’ve yet again been contacted. It seems almost daily now. But my answer will remain this post (as I like the tautologous humor herein). ///
I didn’t think it was possible, but the pressure to participate in The Blah Blah Synod™ has increased exponentially, but ever so nicely. Nice.
The foundational premise for the entire Synod on Synodality was spelled out in the first document which showcased Pope Francis’ theology about the Church as dialogue, synodal dialogue, in which everyone is infallible in their believing, without which theology no such Francis-esque Synod on Synodality would be able to proceed.
Since all this is entirely novel – actually heretical, diametrically opposed to the foundation of the Church on the singular person of the Apostle Peter by the Son of the Living God – I’m left rather unaffected. Who’s to say I’m infallible? Pope Francis? With a non-ex-cathedra assertion?
I don’t mean to be tautologous here, but since I’m so very much encouraged by everyone to follow the vision of Pope Francis that I’ll just play along here and say that I agree that I’m infallible.
And so I am infallible.
Now that I’m infallible, I declare and pronounce infallibly that I’m not infallible and therefore ineligible to participate in the Synod on Synodality, you know, because only infallible people are welcome.
Now can I please just get back to being a priest providing the Sacraments. That would be of benefit for the cura animarum, the salvation of souls. That’s what we’re supposed to be busy about doing. And that’s infallible.
And the pressure is still on for me to participate in The Blah Blah Synod™. When I’m under enormous pressure like this, I get nostalgic and then entrench with the ferocity of the rigidity of the cross, you know, the old crux stat dum volvitur orbis: the cross stands steadfast while the world wildly spins away in its madness.
Some nostalgia: About 25 years ago, when I was pastor of a parish in a diocese on another part of the globe a bishop had written to me with bullying attitude, really pushing hard, extremely critical of my standing with the unmanipulatable Living Truth, Christ Jesus, it being that I was in solidarity with Jesus in His trials. I was literally insisting in my parish bulletins that any gray-area permitting abortion, euthanasia, or stating stupidity that God wasn’t really God, etc., was not to remain a gray-area in doctrine or morality, for that grayness would soon be colored blood red with the murder of Truth Himself, Christ Jesus. I wish I had kept my bulletins and the bishop’s letter, but I filed it away in a circular container so as to give it the attention it deserved.
Back story: This bishop was high up in the hierarchy of the top-down, not classless society, “Common Ground Initiative” of Cardinal Joseph Bernadine. He was extremely proud of being considered one of the greats of “The Initiative”, as it was nicknamed by in-the-know Prometheans. The Bishop insisted that all truths were automatically discredited in favor of dialogue, even those self-evident truths without which there is no communication possible, such as the principle of non-contradiction. Methodology, which is also (non)doctrine by the way, was that of the tyranny of relativism. With no reference to truth or logic, the only admissible absolute truth from which to begin was that there was no such thing as absolute truth, that being an absolute truth dictated to you by these relativistic tyrants.
The Blah Blah Synod™ is the reincarnation of The Common Ground Initiative.
Both are reincarnations of the Hegelian dialectic. Both are run by self-absorbed tyrants. Both utilize “the people”, who, however, don’t count, as they are cowed into a methodology that actually takes away their voice. “It’s dialogue!” the cows moo. “We have a voice!” It is exactly this which is clericalism in most refined form, at it’s most dangerous for the salvation of souls.
But look at that “We have a voice!” statement. Stare at it. “We have a voice!” Really? If you actually have a voice you just use it. You don’t waste your time announcing you have a voice, or get permission to have a voice. Why would you do that? To whom are you trying to prove something? Yourself? Someone else? To the tyrant? That means you’re fooling yourself and that you have no voice at all. But you’re soothing yourself in insisting you have a voice. But while you insist, you are actually making yourself voiceless. You are fitting in, conforming yourself to the lie that you have a voice in the hearing of the tyrant. It is still the tyrant who says you have a voice or not.
I’m going to use theological language here: What in hell is that anyway. Why in hell would you want to have a voice? Who in hell are you to think that having a having a voice is some kind of fulfillment? Christ Jesus is the Eternal Word spoken by our Heavenly Father. Get that? Our Heavenly Father is the One who has a voice. When our Heavenly Father speaks the Eternal Word, His dear Son, our Heavenly Father speaks the Truth, the Living Truth, unmanipulatable Truth. And you think your own voice has to be heard? No. Just speak the Living Truth of Jesus, but not by getting permission from some Hegelian dialectic tyrant, just do it. Speak the Living Truth of Jesus. Don’t submit yourself, don’t submit Jesus to someone’s yes or no. Don’t allow what you say to be cut down by the abortionists and homosexualists and the Women’s Ordination Conference and the demon-idol-worshippers by saying: “Now I finally have a voice in the dialogue!” That’s caving in. That’s rejecting Jesus, denying Jesus to His face.
The absolute and Living Truth who is Jesus Christ is not to be subjected to the approval or nuancing or changing or adding to or taking away from wrought by some soon-to-be-dead-anyway tyrant with tyrannical sycophants in his entourage.
Jesus Christ is King of kings, Lord of lords, Prince of the Most Profound Peace, Absolute and Living Truth. He cannot be manipulated, thrown away, then reconstructed on some killing fields “common ground”.
We are to proclaim and fully live and express in our lives without apology not our mind-game-reconstruction of tyrannical relativism, merely our fake-love, merely our fake-truth, but rather Jesus who is Living Truth is to be lived and expressed in our lives. We are to die to our own lust for our own tyrannical relativism and live for Christ Jesus. Forget our own voice submitted to liars. Let us be the megaphone for the Voice of our Heavenly Father who speaks Jesus through, with and in us to all so that we might go through, with and in Him to our Heavenly Father.
This unmanipulatable Living Truth of Jesus Christ does not fit in with the Hegelian dialectic, not even when it is sugar-coated with any Rahnerian evolutionary it’s-all-pantheistically-coming-together-on-the-horizon self-referential idiocy.
Jesus, in fact, does not make up any part of any dialogue. He is, by that very methodology, cast away. He’s a nothing, irrelevant, to be marginalized outside even of any existential peripheries.
Participating in The Blah Blah Synod™ is to participate in a methodology that in itself by definition rejects Jesus. The methodology is heretical. The Blah Blah Synod™ is heretical in and of itself.
People think that we should participate because we’ll at least have a say, have a voice heard, make our ♬feelings♬ ♬felt♬, because we’re entitled to do that and it makes us ♬feel♬ better because then we’ve done something.
Nope. All you’ve done in becoming part of the Hegelian dialectic is to smash Jesus down to the level of Hegelian dialectic, crucifying Jesus, saying that His Truth isn’t worthy of being proclaimed as Truth.
I will not comply. I will try to stand my ground, that blood red ground of Calvary, in solidarity with Mary, in solidarity with Jesus. I don’t want to go to hell for denying Jesus. I want to hear Jesus say of me, wretch that I am:
“You are the ones who have stood by Me in My trials, and I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father has bestowed one on Me” (Luke 22:28-29).
A refreshing rant from Dr Taylor Marshall, critical that such a heretic would be put in charge of The Blah Blah Synod™. Great!
Since I’m still getting emails insisting that I participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, I cannot but add another rant myself:
With any kind of communication, dialogue, whatever, you have a “sender” and a “receiver,” as in the guy who’s talking and the guy who’s listening, and then the roles are changed up. Easy, right?
But there’s a basic prerequisite for the guys doing this: they have to have identities as a base from which to speak. Vacuity, Styrofoaminess, emptiness… that doesn’t work. It’s like the uselessness of a “man of consensus”, who, in such a creepy manner, stares with glazed eyes at the guy who is talking to him and simply agrees with him regardless of what is said.
Anyone who is sincere backs away. You know what’s going to happen. The condescending listening soon turns into a hissy fit of dictatorial edicts which the tyrannical vacuous guy vomits out on everyone, not because he has any identity from which to speak, but rather he is simply a mouthpiece for whatever is politically correct, you know, to himself.
Heretics have no identities, no basis from which to communicate, dialogue, whatever. They will tell you anything and everything as the great “men of consensus.” You are free to have your opinion as long as it is lockstep, goosestep with the “men of consensus.”
Same-sex unions? That’s the right side of history, they say.
Demon idol worship? That’s the right side of history, they say.
Abortion-tainted “vaccines”? That’s the right side of history, they say.
The Sacrifice of the Mass? That’s all in the past and so is irrelevant, they say. Such people hide serious problems, and are to have any attempt at dialogue preempted with condescending insults, they say.
Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire? We don’t know of whom you speak, they say. We are the Way and the Truth and the Life, the saviors of the world, they say.
These guys are so arrogant, so narcissistic. There is a saying they have amongst themselves which they will actually publish in extremely obscure academic journals they are certain no believer will peruse. But I did. I hunted down everything. They just say it right out: what we have done to change the doctrine of the Church cannot be undone. I’ve also heard this spoken by the highest of the powers that be. So arrogant. So narcissistic. But I saw right through what they were doing. All of it. Easy peasy. They aren’t as smart as they think. And they certainly have no power over the Son of the Living God as they think they do.
“But Father George! Father George! You think you’re so special to absent yourself from The Blah Blah Synod™! Special! Special! Special! Get some humility, Father George!”
Well, I agree with that. I need to be more humble. That’s for sure. But my way of going about this is not to vaunt heresy over against the Son of the Living God. No. My job as a priest is to get my own little hell out of the way of Jesus by prayer and the Sacraments and solidarity with the Lord’s Little Flock, whereby Christ Jesus, the Sovereign High Priest, will exercise His priestly ministry through me. All the doctrine, all the morality, reverence in the Liturgy, pointing to the words not of our own Blah Blah, but to the inspired and inerrant words of the Sacred Scriptures, an occasion by which the Holy Spirit will form us to be one with the Eternal Word of God, now Incarnate.
To sum it up: you cannot reason with a heretic because the heretic has absented himself from reason. If you try to reason out heresy, you will fail: error cannot be made reasonable. That’s why it’s error. If you keep insisting that you’ll be able to understand the reasonableness of heresy, you will become a heretic.
This guy was not screaming or yelling. He was appropriately projecting his voice to carry across the vacuous audience hall, speaking perfect Italian, making an appeal to Francis. He’s well presented, very polite with the Gendarmerie and the Swiss Guard. I’m guessing he’s wanting to say what he said in this reprimand for quite some time, but wanted to see for himself what Francis presents on such occasions. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that this was a local priest in Rome, or a professor at a Pontifical University. I suppose there will be a fuller report, but what I heard him saying here was entirely consistent with what any Father of the Church, say an Augustine or a Jerome or an Athanasius would say. But I dare say he was much more soft-spoken than the greats of old would have been upon hearing the heresy and blasphemy vomited out by Francis.
Someone might say that this guy should just put his thoughts out in dialogue at an official Blah Blah Fest in a parish hall over coffee and donuts. No. It doesn’t work that way. What this guy said would be discarded instantly and the guy taken out by force. No dialogue.
But before we get into what he said let’s see what’s so offensive this time from Francis. It’s like there’s always some totally insane heresy with every gesture, every word, every symbol he comes up with on any given day. It’s the drama of Francis getting reprimanded here that puts a rather heavy spotlight on the heresy this time.
That’s the entire audience above for reference. The translations either don’t exist as of this writing or vary. But this is the video, with audio, so we check it assiduously. And I make the corrections myself. The heart of the offending bit is at 18:00-19:07. With a little added context:
“Cari fratelli e care sorelle, la gioia e il dolore che toccano la mia vita riguarda tutti, così come la gioia e il dolore che toccano la vita del fratello e della sorella accanto a noi riguardano anche me. Io non posso essere indifferente agli altri, perché siamo tutti parte di un corpo, in comunione. In questo senso, anche il peccato di una singola persona riguarda sempre tutti, e l’amore di ogni singola persona riguarda tutti. In virtù della comunione dei santi, di questa unione, ogni membro della Chiesa è legato a me in maniera profonda – ma non dico a me perché sono il Papa – siamo legati reciprocamente e in maniera profonda, e questo legame è talmente forte che non può essere rotto neppure dalla morte. Infatti, la comunione dei santi non riguarda solo i fratelli e le sorelle che sono accanto a me in questo momento storico, ma riguarda anche quelli che hanno concluso il pellegrinaggio terreno e hanno varcato la soglia della morte. Anche loro sono in comunione con noi. Pensiamo, cari fratelli e sorelle: in Cristo nessuno può mai veramente separarci da coloro che amiamo perché il legame è un legame esistenziale, un legame forte che è nella nostra stessa natura; cambia solo il modo di essere insieme a ognuno di loro, ma niente e nessuno può rompere questo legame. “Padre, pensiamo a coloro che hanno rinnegato la fede, che sono degli apostati, che sono i persecutori della Chiesa, che hanno rinnegato il loro battesimo: anche questi sono a casa?”. Sì, anche questi, tutti, anche i bestemmiatori, [tutti]. Siamo fratelli: questa è la comunione dei santi. La comunione dei santi tiene insieme la comunità dei credenti sulla terra e nel Cielo. [E sulla terra i santi, peccatori, tutti.]”
And in English with [my comments]:
“Dear brothers and dear sisters, the joy and sorrow that touch my life affect everyone, just as the joy and sorrow that touch the life of the brother and sister next to us also affect me. I cannot be indifferent to others, because we are all in one body, in communion. In this sense, even the sin of an individual person always affects everyone, and the love of each individual person affects everyone. In virtue of the communion of saints, this union, every member of the Church is bound to me in a profound way. [That’s a bit first-person-stated, but this is all the doctrine of Saint Paul on the Body of Christ, what Pius XII called in his encyclical letter: Mystici Corporis Christi. Good so far.] But I don’t say “to me” because I am the Pope; [I say] to each one of us he is bound, we have been bound, and bound in a profound way and this bond is so strong that it cannot be broken even by death. Even by death. In fact, the communion of saints does not concern only those brothers and sisters who are beside me at this historic moment, or who live in this historic moment, but also those who have concluded their journey, the earthly pilgrimage and crossed the threshold of death. They too are in communion with us. [Saint Paul speaks of the members of the churches in this world as “the saints.” All good, as sanctifying grace turns to glory in heaven. It is Christ who reconciles to be one in Christ. Good so far.] Let us consider, dear brothers and sisters, that in Christ no one can ever truly separate us from those we love because the bond is an existential bond, a strong bond that is in our very nature [Oops! That confuses grace and nature. Wrong. Let’s move on, but keep this in mind.]; only the manner of being together with one another them changes, but nothing and no one can break this bond. [“Life is changed, not ended…” Fine… But here it comes:]“Father, let’s think about those who have denied the faith, who are apostates, who are the persecutors of the Church, who have denied their baptism: Are these also at home?” Yes, these too. All of them. The blasphemers, all of them. We are brothers. This is the communion of saints. The communion of saints holds together the community of believers on earth and in heaven, and on earth the saints, the sinners, all.” [Well, that’s a gut-punch. See more fulsome comments next:]
Any nuance of “saved sinners” mentioned at the start does not refer to any sinners being saved from sin, but rather refers to sinners remaining in sin being saved while choosing to remain continuously as sinners, even in heaven, blaspheming, persecuting. Get that? It’s like he’s getting ready to congratulate all those he’s dragging to hell with him for having made it to heaven when they are obviously in hell. What a hell that would be. Being mocked by Francis for having followed his diabolical blah blah to hell.
This is even worse than Martin Luther, who had it that Christ did not save us any more than a blanket of snow covering a manure pile is saved from being what it is. Diversely, if you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. But while Luther thought heaven might be lots of snow and pretty, Francis has full-on persecution, raping and pillaging and hell going on in heaven because that’s the Communion of Saints! What a fraud.
Let’s be clear. Christ Jesus warns people of their being sent to hell right though the Gospels. In the parables He simply says it: Get away from me you evil doers. I never knew you. Go to hell, not to heaven.
Francis is a universal salvationist heretic: Everyone is saved no matter what and no one goes to hell, even those attempting to spit in Christ’s face at the last judgment.
What that means is that there is actually no salvation from sin or from being sinned against. That means there is no sin, no redemption from sin, and the whole lot of it is a lie.
Tell you what: that’s not the heaven described by Jesus, Paul and the saints. I want to go to heaven with Jesus and those who have been forgiven of sin and never want to sin again, but want to praise and thank God. I myself have sooooo much to be thankful for in this regard. But I can’t do that in hell.
But this is all my take on what Francis said.
Let’s see what the guy in the video is upset about, and then how Francis reacts to him.
If I get the gist of it, he’s saying that Pope is not presenting any kind of reflection of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic faith, and that because Francis is not serving God with such heresy, it is God who rejects Francis. And the guy right at the end quotes and references the great prophet Samuel [15ff].
This hearkens to when Saul was doing his own will, making up his own laws with the perverted theology which has it that because he now had a bit of power as king, he could tell even God: “Non serviam!” I will not serve, just like Satan. Of course, as Samuel prophesies, God rips the kingdom from Saul and establishes David as King.
So, now that we know what this guy was upset about, what was Francis’ reaction?
If you go the full audience video, the response to the rebuke is exactly one minute, from 24:12-25:12, which just treats the guy not like someone with whom to dialog, but who is condescendingly said to be sick perhaps physically, psychically, spiritually. I find the utilitarian usage of the Hail Mary to be disgusting.
Yes, let’s pray the Hail Mary for each other, but not as weaponized: “I’m better than you are.”
This guy reminds me of the great Alexander Tschugguel.
I’m getting multiple frantic emails pushing me to become involved in The Blah Blah Synod™. This blog has already called out the Holy See for advertising New Ways Ministry, which promotes militant homosexualist ideology in the most anti-Catholic manner possible. There is zero openness to accepting the teaching of Sacred Scripture.
Prompted to again take a look at what the Holy See is up to right now by these harassing emails, I see that it’s all progressively worse as the days go by. The “Women Ordination Conference” – entirely lesbian ideologically – is now also advertised.
Clicking on that, we are brought to their page at the Vatican:
There must have been some disgruntlement, so a disclaimer was put up on the opening page:
On the explanatory page from the pop-up:
“Synodresources.org is a tool for listening and a platform for sharing that does not replace the official website of Synod 2021-2023 (synod.va). Rather than vertical, top-down communication, it aims to be horizontal communication. It is no coincidence that synodresources.org was created in the wake of the Newsletter entitled Litterae Communionis, which adopts the ancient patristic custom of exchanging letters between the various Churches. Thus, more than an institutional tool, it can be a useful instrument to carry out pastoral initiatives; it can be a source of information to narrate the synod “of the base”.
Wait… What? This means that homosexualist militants like New Ways Ministry and Women Ordination Conference are equal to Churches. There are so many heresies in that execration that it’s difficult to know where to begin. This is then followed by more lies:
“As such, the publication of any contribution should not be understood as an endorsement of its content by the General Secretariat; nor should anyone interpret such a publication as an act of formal recognition by the Synod Secretariat of the group or community submitting the contribution.”
But, of course, vomiting this out upon the entire Catholic Church and the world is an endorsement and a recognition. It’s a provision of an opportunity for networking for these groups on a world scale. This is grievous scandal, the murder of souls. These actions are consonant with him whom our Lord calls the liar and murderer from the beginning.
I will not comply.
I’m a priest of Jesus Christ, who is alone the Way, the Truth, the Life. Instead of encouraging people to promote their grievous sin, I will endeavor to lead souls to the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception. I will promote integral Confession of sin with a necessary firm purpose of amendment. I will promote the worthy reception of Holy Communion. I will encourage people to avoid hell and be on their way to heaven.
I never hear a mention of Jesus from these heretics. Not ever. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Why’s that? Because it’s useless to spout lies in front of Jesus. He is Living and unmanipulatable Truth. He provides the Truth. He provides Himself. Look at those wounds of His, standing in our place, Innocent for the guilty. That’s the truth of the situation. We put those wounds there. He heals our wounds. Why ignore Him? Why give a world stage to the promotion of sin?
I recall a diocesan newspaper promoting women’s ordination saying that women want to be ordained for the same reason they want to have abortions: because that frees them from patriarchy. And that was said in a positive manner, so that such reasoning is presented as fabulous, effervescent, all nice. I’m waiting for Planned Parenthood International to be advertised as a dialogue partner. And Pfizer.
Here’s the deal: the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the marriage of God with His Immaculate Bride, the Church. This was prophesied continuously throughout the Old Testament and fulfilled with the wedding vows of Jesus at the Last Supper united with Calvary: This is my body given for you in Sacrifice, my blood poured out for you in Sacrifice. Total self-giving. A man who is a homosexualist having the pretense to say Holy Mass is blasphemous. A woman pretending to be ordained and pretending to say Holy Mass is blasphemous.
The Blah Blah Synod™ is just a bunch of Blah Blah, only much, much worse.
“Everybody ever is infallible in their believing!” proclaims The Blah Blah Synod™ No. They are not.
Matthew 16 (exclusively about Peter) and Matthew 18 (about believers) indicate that Peter and believers have the same capacity to believe but only Peter has infallibility. When those in Matthew 18 have a disagreement they are to go to Peter. That’s how our Lord set up His Family of Faith. Yep. To reject the very founding of the Church on Peter is to reject the Church, to reject Christ, so set up not just a different or even another church, it is to set up an anti-Christ, anti-church.
A demand was delivered to me on 8 January 2022, an apoplectic insistence that I comply immediately with “The Process” of this Hegelian-Rahnerian “revolution in the way we do Church.”
No. I won’t even send in a response saying, “No.” It’ll just be ignored, well, except offer some comments on this blog.
The entirely self-absorbed “let’s-talk-about-ourselves-and-not-ever-about-Jesus” Synod on Synodality, The Blah Blah Synod™, is not about communion, not about participation, not about mission. It’s about attacking doctrine, morality, liturgy, it’s about attacking Christ Jesus and all those who follow Him, His persecuted Little Flock, maginalizing believers, silencing them, stopping them dead.
Let’s take a look at the synodresources.org resources page. The haters of truth hate when the truth about them from themselves is shown to the world, you know, because they hate the truth. Here’s a screen shot:
Wait… What? Let’s click on that militant promotion of same-sex sex by the Holy See. Let’s see…
This group was always condemned right through the decades even by the U.S. Bishops Conference for the groups militant in-your-face promotion of same-sex sex. And now Francis and the Holy See are promoting this demonic execration. Let’s scroll down just a bit on the synodresources.org resources page. Ah yes, a video, an hour and six minutes. It’s fabulous, effervescent:
Meanwhile, Pope Francis praises, yet again, the co-founder of NWM:
Here’s the deal: There is not even ONE mention of Jesus and His teaching, His revelation, His commandments. Not even ONE mention. Not ONE. Well, now, that’s a different church alright, another church… but, actually, no, that’s not any kind of church. What they is exclusive of God. What they are on about is changing doctrine, albeit over time, but that’s the long term goal. They say it. But God is Truth, and God’s Truth, who He is, is not blah blah blah. Even the kids know that.
I will not blah blah blah. I will instead speak of the Eternal Word of the Father, now Incarnate of the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, who, taking us deadly seriously, laid down His life for us, demanding that we take Him deadly seriously, if we love Him, keeping His commandments. Listen up you freakoid bishops: Jesus will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. And you also He will judge.
So, Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops, yelled at the US bishops: “Let the pastors not be afraid to listen to the flock.” That’s fraudulent gas-lighting.
I’m not afraid to listen. Let me tell you just how much I’m not afraid. I’m so unafraid that I show people the wounds of Jesus, I show them their biographies written out in the wounds on Jesus’ body, perfectly clear depictions of their self-entitlement to be idiots identities, must more clear then they could ever express themselves. I show them their damned and sinful selves so that they can find their true identities in Christ Jesus, He the Head of the Body, and we, who are to be the members of His Body, as Saint Paul says. As people open their mouths to defend their self-entitlement to sin against doctrine, sin against morality, sin against liturgy, to sin by way of idol-worship, to sin by way of sacrificing children… I have their jaws drop right to the floor so they can enunciate clearly their sins in Sacramental Confession. Other than that, their jaws can just drop so that they now listen, stunned into silence, by the Word of God spoken to them, surely for the first time in their lives. They speak loudly in that manner of stunned silence, with their hearts and minds and souls captured by the Word of our Heavenly Father, now Incarnate, Christ Jesus. Let me be clear:
You can Blah Blah Synod™ all the hell you want, but in doing so you will obscure those wounds of Christ Jesus, you will silence the voice of those wounds, you will muffle the voice of our Heavenly Father speaking that eternal Word of God who is Love, you will never be able to hear the true needs and misery of those who had chosen sin and darkness but now want to come back to the fullness of life and light, but cannot, because of ecclesiastics who hotly desire to forever listen to the dainty desires of sin instead of listening to the confession of, repentance from sins in Sacramental Confession, instead of listening to the ripping to shreds of Jesus with the scourging, instead of listening to the smashing of the crown of thorns into His skull, instead of listening to the nails thudding through His hands and feet into the wood of the Cross, instead of listening to the gurgling of the blood and water gushing from the Heart of Love Himself when the sword is rammed into His side, instead of listening to the command given now to the Father to obey the Son: “Father! Forgive them!”
If we don’t hear that repentant confession of sin, and that’s all we need to hear, we will never be able to see sin as sin, for we ourselves will be so immersed in sin that we will deny sin is sin. We won’t give witness to those who want to listen to a word about the Sacrifice of the Word Incarnate. We won’t give witness by our deeds to those who want to see how it’s done, that is, with ourselves going to Confession.
People are screaming to be heard from the midst of the darkness they don’t know how to escape except in a downward spiral, even suicide. “Listen to me!” they cry. “Listen to me begging to have witness to Jesus shown to me!” But no. The last thing The Blah Blah Synod™ is about is Jesus. Jesus doesn’t count. Jesus is just a symbol to be shoved to the side in thematic liturgies given over to demon-idols. These ecclesiastics don’t hear the pleas for Jesus, the pleas for good doctrine, good morality, good liturgy, for Sacraments and sacramentals. Jesus, the Word, is stifled with all the Blah Blah.
But I’ll tell you what, people have a right before the throne of God, sinful as they are, lost as they are, to have witness from the pastors of the Lord’s Little Flock. And, yes, they are entitled to that witness by the Blood of the Lamb, He who stood in our place, Innocent for the guilty, so that He has the right in His own justice to have mercy on us. He came into this world baiting the ecclesiastics of the day, getting the job done, baiting them into to killing Him. They think they won, but in having founded His mercy on His justice, taking on the death we deserve for sin, Jesus, Innocent, usurps Satan’s right over us (we having given Satan that right over us with original sin and then whatever of our own rubbish sin). Jesus takes us back with such violence! He gets the job done, literally come hell or high water.
When people are not given that witness to Jesus, to which they have a right because of the enormity of what Jesus in His love did for us hanging over the heads of all mankind, when people are not given that witness to Jesus they have a right to take that witness, to make it happen. People aren’t going to bother with the wimpish cowardly Styrofoam ecclesiastics who are inverted, self-absorbed and dainty, those who are men of consensus. No. People are going to go after those who are already witnessing to Jesus, to His doctrine, to His morality, to His Sacrifice of the Mass, and they are going to push that witness of those who are faithful to be even clearer than it ever has been by way of martyrdom. And this martyrdom will be the most exquisite listening of those true pastors to the needs of the many for whom Jesus died, the new members of Jesus’ Little Flock.
That’s how to listen. Can you hear the flesh being ripped off, now? the thorns being smashed into craniums, now? the thud of nails piercing hands and feet and into the wood of uncountable crosses, now? the cries of “Father! Forgive them!”, now?
But that glorious witness will not be given unless we are listening to our Heavenly Father eternally speak that one Word now Incarnate, Christ Jesus.
Give a listen to the biographies of people. It’s all so very clear for all to hear:
Nietzsche was out to kill Zarathustra, to kill everything, in his little mind, of that which is Judeo-Catholic, because it’s all about his own Promethean “will-to-power” unto the Übermensch, the Superman, who leads humanity onward into… what?… merely his own projections of himself, his dark, arrogant, narcissistic self, thinking he’s so special in his self-absorption. But graffiti messages all over the world proclaim to us the amazing news that Nietzsche is dead and stays dead.
Nietzsche, ever the nihilist, because he recognizes, finally, that he himself is nothing, thus wants that everything and everyone be just like him, nothing.
Nietzche’s efforts were said to be the foundation for… wait for it… Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. That would be right.
Let’s see, what does all this bring to mind? No doctrine, no morals, no liturgy, no reason, no justice, no mercy, no truth, no God, no sin, no Savior from sin…
The most striking if Dubious statement of bravado in all this is that synodality is truly such because there is only one vision of one person to be rammed down the throats of all so that all are lock-step goose-stepping out of fear. No rigidity going on there, folks, no sir-eee.
Fulton Sheen spoke of the similarities and the difference between two totalitarian systems:
One says that you shall obey the State in all things, what you think, what you say, what you read, whom you converse with, what your work is, all aspects of your family, every moment from conception to death. This is to be done out of fear of torture, imprisonment, death. Meanwhile, the world is quickly falling under under a kind of interdict, no work, no food, no free speech, no travel, your body is the State’s, but also an even worse interdict, no Sacraments, the worst of punishments, and for no crime.
But another totalitarian system has it that you love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and soul and all your strength, everything that you are, but you shall do this out of great love, love of God, love of neighbor, and, yes, love of yourself. But Jesus is the very One who is forgotten by the powers that be, who should be all about Jesus, and bringing people to Jesus and His Sacraments.
When Jesus told the adulterous woman (Jn 7:53–8:11): “Go and do not sin again,” this wasn’t some perverted and really creepy invitation of some cleric that he might accompany her while she continued in her adulterous activity. That would be CREEPY! Instead, “Do not sin again!” means “Do not sin again!” And Jesus provided grace with that forgiveness which was then met with repentance and a firm purpose of amendment.
Confessors must accept as the basis of what they do that God provides people with the moral wherewithal to make a firm purpose of amendment and to avoid sin. Otherwise they are already guilty of the excommunicable offense of solicitation of sin during a sacramental confession, saying that it’s just fine to go ahead and continue to sin, you know, while being accompanied in that very sin by a “wise confessor.” Brrr! I don’t want anything to do with getting excommunicated with this kind of B as in B, S as in S. It’s blah-blah-blah that brings one to hell. Even the kids are sick of it (see the video above).
Yet, solicitation of continued sin that is accompanied is the very modus operandi of the Synod on Synodality: “Push off real conversion. The Church will change over the next couple of years. I can keep on sinning. My sin really isn’t sin at all. We’re changing doctrine! We’re changing morality! We are the saviors of the world!”
“But Father George! Father George! You are sinful in condemning the vision of Pope Francis for Future Church, not another Church, but a different Church! It’s the vision of the different and snazzy church of Pope Francis! It’s fabulous! So happy and gay! The vision of Pope Francis! The vision of Pope Francis! The vision of Pope Francis.”
I hear it all the time. Such co-visionaries of Pope Francis say that I am going straight to hell. But let’s take a look at the ♬ Synod on Synodality ♬ Resources ♬ of the vision of Pope Francis:
At the bottom of that screen-grab is a YouTube video, a webinar provided by New Ways Ministry, a militant pro-LGBTQ+ lifestyle group providing propaganda from hell with ever so polite belligerence. They’ve been militating loudly against the Church for many decades. They’ve been severely condemned by the Church right through those decades. They don’t give a damn. And now… now… the sponsor putting that up anti-Church, anti-Christ demonic propaganda, advertising it for the whole world, is the Holy See. The presenter of that webinar is ever so fabulously exuberantly effervescent at the chance to promote sin to the entire world with the blessing of the Church. I could only stand some seconds of it. Yuck.
If you want creepy, this is it.
If you want solicitation to sin, this is it.
I won’t have anything to do with any of it, nor will my parish, not on my watch.
Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir.
Instead of the execration promoting sin and hell that has become the be-all and end-all of the Holy See, instead, I say, we want Jesus, the Way, the Life, the unmanipulatable Living Truth. But we will surely pay the price for following Jesus, from marginalization to death. But Jesus said that we will also have our reward for following Him to heaven. He will declare to us in front of our heavenly Father:
“It is you who have stood by me in my trials.” (Luke 22: 28)
I would love that to be said about me by Jesus. Yes. All His grace. I would be so thankful. I get teared up thinking about as I write this. Thank you, Jesus.
Here’s the deal. We’re all weak. How can we be sure of standing by Jesus in His trials? After all, right after that bit about being in solidarity with Jesus, it is Jesus who then said to Peter:
“I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:32)
And then, a few verses later:
“Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” (Luke 22:48)
Remember how they protested too much:
But Peter kept insisting, “Even if I have to die with You, I will never deny You.” And all the others said the same thing. (Mark 14:31)
“Then they all deserted him and ran away.” (Mark 14:50)
In all this I’m not claiming that I wouldn’t desert Jesus, that I wouldn’t run away, that I wouldn’t deny Him, not even that I wouldn’t betray Him. Instead I proclaim: There but for the grace of God go I. Zoom! Away from Calvary. It’s just that I’ve already sinned and put Christ Jesus to death by my sin. And now, gaping, aghast at what I’ve done, with the grace of our Lord and due to no merit of my own, now, because of Jesus, depending on Him, trusting in Him, now I say: “Lord Jesus, please, allow me by your grace to stand with you in your trials.”
I have my own synod. It’s called sitting at the feet of Jesus with my parish, with all of us hanging off of Him, listening. ὁ λαὸς γὰρ ἅπας ἐξεκρέματο αὐτοῦ ἀκούων: the entire people was hanging off of Him, listening. HE, personally, is our Way. We want His Truth, His love, His goodness and kindness… Him.
That the Holy See does this, that all the bishops of the world follow lockstep in persecuting the Church is itself a persecution of the Church, the worst kind, worse than mere bloodshed. This persecution is about killing souls. And the bishops go along with it. For shame. For shame.
Listen closely… Do you hear any bishops complaining about the sinful Synod on Synodality? No? And what about all those “conservative” priests? Nothing? What does that tell you?
The fire destroying the roof and spires of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris didn’t hurt the side chapels with their windows and paintings and Altars and Confessionals:
But those are now set to be destroyed for light shows and murals and the glorification of man, so that Liberté means the freedom of being rid of God, Egalité means all become gods, Fraternité means being the mirror image of the ones who wield raw power, who manipulate – in all their self-congratulation – the “dialogue” of Hegelian-Rahnerian dialectic synodality favoring environmentalism.
Murals depicting various cultures will be displayed along with light shows mocking not only God, but the very ones who are to be thereby sealed into cynical boredom with “religion”, an estimated 12,000,000 souls per year. Remember this light show on the front of the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome depicting a demonic destruction of the Church?
Or how about this one on the Basilica of Saint Peter, you know, so as to have hope in the new religion of environmentalism? Cute! But what about Jesus and Him crucified?
Just makes you want to go to Confession in repentance of one’s sins and then attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in thanksgiving, doesn’t it? It’s all about Jesus, isn’t it? No, nothing about Jesus. Not at all.
The destruction of the altars in Notre-Dame for the sake of this crapola is an attack on the Sacrifice of Jesus, He, the Son of the Living God, who came into this world to stand in our place, the innocent for the guilty, taking on the punishment we deserve for original sin and whatever other rubbish sin, so that He might have the right in His own justice to have mercy on us, granting us the wherewithal in His grace to do what is right, being united with Him, and so be on our way to heaven. But, no…
“Away with the Altars! Away with the Son of God! No more Holy Sacrifice of the Mass! No more forgiveness of sin! No more Confessionals! It’s not about Jesus! It’s about us! Me!”
Side “chapels” in Notre-Dame de Paris will be dedicated to cultures. I bet Pachamama will figure prominently, as will Xi’s genocidal Communism, as well as Germany’s same-sex marriage “culture”. Not just a few fallen cultures, not just some idol worship, not just some idolatrous lust, but – Hey! – with light shows you can depict as much diverse hell as desired a hundred different ways every hour of every day!
The real crime was not any arson of Notre-Dame de Paris in 2019, but the purposed mockery of God and Jesus’ Little Flock with the post-arson hatred of all that is good and holy.
When you see the Abomination of Desolation being caused to be established on the Holy of Holies where it must not be by divine mandate, then know that…
When the Daily Sacrifice comes to an end, then know that…
Any rich person out there reading this? How about transporting those Altars with their relics and those Confessionals to someone who can preserve them, use them? There are plenty of cancelled priests right now also in Paris who would rejoice to be set up with an Altar and Confessional from Notre Dame.
I’m guessing, though, that the Altars will pave the sewers of Paris, and the Confessionals will be saved as kindling to burn the saints at the stake, you know, while the light shows continue, while no one goes to Holy Mass, while no one goes to Confession, while no one gets to know Jesus, while no one is on their way to heaven…
What am I upset about the most? The destruction of the Altars and the Confessionals teaches people the lie that Jesus doesn’t count any more, that He is gone, to be forgotten, that we’re the ones now, we’re gods, we’re our own saviors. So sad all of this.
Go to Confession while you can. Go to Holy Mass while you can. Say the Rosary while you can.
UPDATE: Since Notre Dame is owned by the State, the Church should give up anything to do with that building. How can one tolerate sacrilege by continuing to use the same space? How can it be consecrated when sacrilege continues non-stop?
In the following analysis some things have to be made clear:
Infallibility is a negative. Thus, Peter and his successors (specifically, explicitly in that capacity, will not be able to fail in correctly teaching a matter of faith or morals to the universal Church that is at the same time pronounced to be already contained in Sacred Revelation (which revelation ended with the death of the last Apostle). We call that an ex-cathedra statement, an infallible pronouncement.
Infallibility is not universal. The Pope can do this alone, with a Council present, whatever, but the key is his personal participation, without which there is no infallible statement, not even in an emergency get-together during sede-vacante circumstances. Agreement with an infallible statement is desirable, but that agreement does doesn’t make anyone infallible. The two subjects – (1) the Pope; (2) everyone else – don’t go together: if you have to agree with someone else, you yourself are not infallible. Any statement aggrandizing agreement with anything infallible is simply poetic, emphasizing the importance of the agreement, but not who is personally infallible in limited circumstances.
The purpose of infallibility is founded on the fact that not everyone is infallible, quite the opposite.
Infallibility is not a positive charism by definition. The Pope is simply not failing in a particular teaching in extremely limited circumstances. It has nothing to do with being inspired. It’s just that he’s not going to be wrong.
Infallibility is a guarantee of not failing in correct teaching to the end that eternal, immutable, absolute truth is not changed (because it cannot be changed). We’re too soft before the glory of God’s truth, too cowardly, too wimpish, to see that it is Peter himself, personally, who is the one who is expendable. If he is going to be wrong in what he is going to pronounce, he himself will not be able to make that pronouncement. He will be incapacitated, drop dead of natural causes (an act of God), be martyred, whatever, but he is the one who is expendable before the judgment seat of God. It’s not a matter of Peter first of all making an incorrect pronouncement, and therefore someone coming to the rescue by saying that he didn’t really do that as Peter, because then he would have to be taken out of office by a group claiming their own infallibility…. blah-blah-blah. No. Peter cannot make an incorrect infallible statement. It can’t happen in the first place. I mean, sorry, but this isn’t rocket science: infallible does not mean fallible. Pope Francis has said a lot of wrong things, but never in the circumstances of infallibility. Get it? He’s just been speaking as some guy. , but definitely not as the successor Peter on a matter of faith and morals to the universal Church that he is simultaneously pronouncing to be already present in Sacred Revelation. Hasn’t happened.
Infallibility doesn’t grant the successor of Peter any special positive charism such as being more inspired, always more holier than thou. No. He’s just another knucklehead like all the rest of us, with exactly the same potential to appreciate Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, not one bit more, not one bit less. We can all be stupid, including the Pope. When we are in a dispute – see Matthew 18 – we bring that to the only one who is infallible – see Matthew 16 – and we pray he’s going to be correct on what he says, because if he’s going to be wrong, well, bye bye. That’s no statement on anyone’s personal holiness. It has nothing to do with that. Infallibility is just about not being wrong, and that the very person of the successor of Peter will be stopped from being wrong in the first place.
So, as they say, let’s get into this. Months after his election to be the Bishop of Rome, the Successor of Peter, Jorge Bergoglio, granted an interview to fellow Jesuit Antonio Spadaro (August 2013), at the end of which we see what the Pope intends with his usage of the phrase infallibile in credendo for the kick-start of the Synod on Synodality, structuring and concluding, by the way, what that synod is all about. That all the baptized are infallible in their believing is rank heresy. But let’s take the entirety of the end of this interview. I wouldn’t want to be accused of taking anything out of context. And, by the way, this interview was dutifully recorded. You can peruse the whole interview at the Jesuits’s America. [[my comments in bold and double brackets below.]]
[[Spadaro speaks in the first person:]] I keep my questions focused on the theme of the church and I ask Pope Francis what it means exactly for him to “think with the church,” [[sentire cum ecclesia]] a notion St. Ignatius writes about in the Spiritual Exercises. He replies without hesitation and by using an image.
[[Francis:]] “The image of the church I like is that of the holy, faithful people of God. This is the definition I often use, and then there is that image from the Second Vatican Council’s ‘Dogmatic Constitution on the Church’ (No. 12).”
[[Excursus of Father George: Number 12: “The holy people of God shares also in Christ’s prophetic office; it spreads abroad a living witness to Him, especially by means of a life of faith and charity and by offering to God a sacrifice of praise, the tribute of lips which give praise to His name. The entire body of the faithful, anointed as they are by the Holy One, cannot err in matters of belief” [in credendo falli nequit = might be unable to be deceived in believing, subjunctive and necessarily *reflexive* in meaning in this context]. “They manifest this special property by means of the whole peoples’ supernatural discernment in matters of faith when ‘from the Bishops down to the last of the lay faithful’ they show universal agreement in matters of faith and morals.” [This is a stupid statement as this has never happened, is not now happening, and will never happen upon this earth. It’s also a license to kill to say that we have shown such agreement, do so now, and will do so in the future. See the opening comments above. All of this positive inspiration and agreement has nothing to do with infallibility. ] “That discernment in matters of faith is aroused and sustained by the Spirit of truth.” [But not granting infallibility to everyone.] “It is exercised under the guidance of the sacred teaching authority” [which by definition means that no one is infallible but the Pope.] “in faithful and respectful obedience to which the people of God accepts that which is not just the word of men but truly the word of God.”[That recalls 1 Thessalonians 2:13 – ‘And we continually thank God because, when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as the true word of God— the word which is now at work in you who believe.’ But people accepting something and the Pope pronouncing infallibly are two different things. Where is there not division on faith and morals? A few verses before, in 1 Thessalonians 1:9, we read that they “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.” But now we have a Pope who turns people away from the living and true God to idols. What the hell is that? What kind of agreement is anyone to have with that. None. There can never come a time in this world when everyone is in agreement with any doctrine of the Church. What are the stats today, like 80% do not believe that the Most Blessed Sacrament is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus? Isn’t that also because the Pope trashes worthy reception of Holy Communion? And how many want same-sex marriage? Blah-blah-blah. Pfft.]]
[[Francis continues:]] “Belonging to a people has a strong theological value. In the history of salvation, God has saved a people. There is no full identity without belonging to a people. No one is saved alone, as an isolated individual, but God attracts us looking at the complex web of relationships that take place in the human community. God enters into this dynamic, this participation in the web of human relationships. “[[But this doesn’t make people individually or together infallible.]]
[[Francis continues:]] “The people itself constitutes a subject. [[But individuals cut themselves off by mortal sin and heresy and all are responsible with individual free will, so, what is he talking about?]] And the church is the people of God on the journey [[Revelation is absolute and is closed.]] through history, with joys and sorrows. Thinking with the church, therefore, is my way of being a part of this people. And all the faithful, considered as a whole, are infallible in matters of belief, and the people display this infallibilitas in credendo[[his own, made-up phrase]], this infallibility in believing, through a supernatural sense of the faith [[that’s NOT infallibility, but he insists on this to open the possibility of new revelation, right?]] of all the people walking together. [[So, let me get this right: individuals are not infallible at all, but everyone is infallible together, so no one assents to anything with an act of the will, but that act of the will is communal, made for them even against their consent.]] This is what I understand today as the ‘thinking with the church’ of which St. Ignatius speaks. [[That’s not what Saint Ignatius meant by sentire cum ecclesia.]] When the dialogue [[meaning contradictory statements, Hegelian dialectic…]] among the people and the bishops and the pope goes down this road and is genuine, then it is assisted by the Holy Spirit. [[Hegelian-Rahnerianism! We’re all divine and correct in our division and disagreements because we call that unity and agreement!]] So this thinking with the church does not concern theologians only.” [[Such condescension to the great unwashed, and yet, it doesn’t matter what we think at all. It’s the great dialectic conglomeration which counts. This is not the way of Jesus. Not at all. Not one bit.]]
[[Francis continues:]] “This is how it is with Mary: If you want to know who she is, you ask theologians; if you want to know how to love her, you have to ask the people. In turn, Mary loved Jesus with the heart of the people, as we read in the Magnificat. We should not even think, therefore, that ‘thinking with the church’ means only thinking with the hierarchy of the church. [[I mean, whoever thought that? Also, Mary loved Jesus with an Immaculate Heart, much different than with my black and beady heart.]]”
[[Spadaro, then Francis again:]] After a brief pause, Pope Francis emphasizes in a very direct manner the following point, in order to avoid misunderstandings: “And, of course, we must be very careful not to think that this infallibilitas of all the faithful I am talking about in the light of Vatican II is a form of populism. No; it is the experience of ‘holy mother the hierarchical church,’ as St. Ignatius called it, the church as the people of God, pastors and people together. The church is the totality of God’s people.” [[Again, I ask, when was there ever a time when the totality of God’s people accepted to be inspired and to agree on anything? The vast majority of people disagree with the “hierarchical Church” on just about everything. Is that disagreement what he wants to canonize? Hegelian Rahnerianism?]] “I see the sanctity of God’s people, this daily sanctity,” the pope continues. “There is a ‘holy middle class,’ which we can all be part of, the holiness Malègue wrote about.” The pope is referring to Joseph Malègue, a French writer (1876–1940), particularly to the unfinished trilogy Black Stones: The Middle Classes of Salvation. Some French literary critics have called Malègue the “Catholic Proust.” [[That’s so condescending. Just. Wow.]]
My final comments: Blah-blah-blah. I’m tired of this. You get the idea. You can read the entire interview over there. Here’s the deal: One will never get anywhere if the methodology is itself heretical, a divinized Hegelian dialectic, always contradictory and divisory, Hegelian Rahnerianism. There will always be heaven and there will always be hell. The twain shall never meet. The dialectic is not fruitful just by claiming it is. Pope Francis thinks that everyone is infallible in their believing. This is heretical. It’s sets up a heretical methodology from which nothing but heresy can come, from which nothing but immorality can come.
But, I’m not infallible. But neither is the Pope when he doesn’t speak ex-Cathedra. And with this he’s not.
Ideology is an idea to which one attempts to change the logic of reality, so that even though reality does not change, one’s perspective of control over reality becomes more self-congratulatory with the adrenaline of power cutting off reason from charity. Ideology is a frustrating lack of wisdom.
The Blah Blah Synod™ proclaims that it is against ideology. That must mean that The Blah Blah Synod™ is instead all about Jesus: if we love Him, we will keep his commandments. That demands humility, a listening to the truth of just how it is we stand before the Living Truth, Jesus. That requires pristine Christology, true Christian anthropology, and assent to the morality explicated to us by Natural Law and Divine Revelation and the guidance of Holy Mother Church. If this is what The Blah Blah Synod™ is all about, perhaps I am wrong to be so satirical. However…
The Blah Blah Synod™ also makes in known that it is against division by Division-Shaming™ those who stand with Jesus as He Himself brings to us the sword of division, the sword of truth: “You’re divisive!” the masters of The Blah Blah Synod™ shriek, “You’re divisive!” Being against division means that The Blah Blah Synod™ is itself ideology, spitting in the Face of Him who is unity if we but stand with Him. Truth is not admixed with falsehood. Truth is divided from lies. The gates of heaven are closed to liars, those who hate Jesus with all their heart and soul and mind and strength, you know, because He is the unmanipulatable living Truth.
“But Father George! Father George! You’re being divisive! That’s THE mortal sin, like, the only sin there is, and stuff! We need to cut you off, Father George! You’re doing great damage!”
But the last word from the last verses of the last book of the Sacred Scriptures, the Apocalypse:
“Let the unrighteous continue to be unrighteous, and the vile continue to be vile; let the righteous continue to practice righteousness, and the holy continue to be holy” (Apocalypse 22:11).
There’s a preliminary question: How does Jesus listen to me?
Father George: “I am a sinner. Teach me how to be repentant.”
Jesus: “If you love me, keep the commandments.”
Father George: “I am sorry for my sins. Please, forgive me. Keep me close to you.”
Jesus: “I forgive you.”
The entitled: “But Father George! Father George! You’re not listening! That’s not what we mean at all! Your listening is to be about us changing the doctrine and morality of the Church because we’re entitled to change the Church into our own image! If you don’t agree with out entitlement, you’re just not listening closely enough! Listen up, Father George!”
Father George: “Just place your finger into the nail-prints in Jesus’ hands, and your hand into His side, into His Heart. Listen to His Heart beating even while pierced through.”
I remember a conversation with The String Puller For All® in which I insisted on Jesus crucified being important. His reply was this: “The crucifixion of Jesus demonstrated that He was a failure.”
He didn’t get that this was the victory, as demonstrated by the Soldier who did hear what that Heart sounded like when he rammed his sword into the side of Jesus. And having listened, he said: “Truly this was the Son of God.”
Are we listening to the witness of that soldier? Are we listening to the Word of God Incarnate?
So, I’m not going to use pictures of procured abortion. But you know what that looks like:
“But Father George! Father George! That’s not fair! You’re comparing Jesus dying to “embryos” removed in sterile pharmaceutical laboratories where, like, their organs are removed for really cool research, development, testing of “vaccines” for our own benefit. The least of the brethren surely agree that it’s all good.”
Any priest or (arch)bishop who says it’s good to directly murder the least of the brethren is also saying that it would be good to walk up to Mary and Elizabeth with a machete and remove John and Jesus, murdering them for our own benefit. Wow. Caiaphas!
“But Father George! Father George! You’re just one of those priest-bloggers who think they know better than the Magisterium!”
Here’s the deal: a priest just the other day said this:
“Whatever it is that authorities tell us to do is on them. We don’t have to discern anything. We can just obey. At the judgment, God will sort it out. We’re not responsible.”
Interesting, that. While people say that conscience is paramount, they immediately add that we are too stupid to have a conscience and that “authorities” can just tell us what to do with no reference to Scripture, Tradition, and the interventions of the Supreme Magisterium throughout the centuries.
Tell you what: I want my conscience formed by Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, the interventions of the Supreme Magisterium throughout the centuries, those matters… quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est – which everywhere, always and by everyone is believed.
That which is rejected by my well-formed conscience is Pachamama being some sort of god, the Traditional Latin Mass being invalid, the murder of babies for “vaccines”, on and on and on and on and on… And it doesn’t matter if the “authority” is a priest, a(n) (arch)bishop, or the Pope. No one has spoken infallibly. I stand with Scripture, Tradition, the interventions of the Supreme Magisterium. By the way, any old execration of Pope Francis or some worker in the Holy See is not infallible. That that has to be said tells you something about the times we live in.
They say: “Blah-Blah-Blah!”
I say: “I think I heard you say Blah-Blah-Blah. Is that correct?”
They say: “Blah-Blah-Blah is necessary.”
I say: “There is only one Word necessary, the Incarnate Word, Jesus, the Word you want dead, silenced, never to speak, and to the point, never, then, to pass judgment on your sorry selves. Go to Confession: call for the Mercy of… Jesus.”