The category for Catholic Final Jeopardy has now been revealed

Dark days, eh?  Pro-abort, pro-gun control, pro-sodomy “Republican” leading the polls by a huge margin, global financial collapse imminent, Islam invading the West,  and heresy from the bishop of Rome.  Welcome to the pig’s breakfast of 2016.

This post attempts to categorize the errors of the Holy Father.  Some are more serious than others, of course. Thankfully, none of the nonsense has approached the authority of magisterial teaching, and if this really is the Church founded by Christ, it never will.  But many people think the less serious errors are “meaningless”.  We’re about to find out if that’s true.

You can group most the issues into three categories.  The first is statements regarding subjects he has no competence, by right of his office, to comment on.  The second is statements on faith and morals possibly taken out of context, mistranslated, or twisted by the media. The third category, hitherto rare, thanks be to God,  is statements on faith or morals which clearly contradict Church teaching.  Let’s examine each of the three to determine which we need not be concerned about.

Category One:  It’s a problem.  Although I may be able to sit by the glow of my fire pit with a clear conscience as I burn off a copy of Laudato Si into the ozone, I’m afraid the rest of the world is all too eager to exploit his misguided musings.  Enemies of Christ are emboldened by the never ending  tirades in Marxist Modernist ideology. I’m waiting for him to attack Bernie Sanders for being too far to the Right.  There are agendas to be advanced, with billions of dollars at stake.  Words matter.  Serious consequences result.  There seems to be no subject for which this man can’t get it wrong.

Category Two: It’s a problem.  “Who am I to Judge” was taken completely out of context, right?  No?  It doesn’t matter:  It has become a virtual battle cry for those whom now feel confirmed in their sin, mostly the homosexuals. But how can the Holy Father be to blame for his words being misused?  Because there has not been, in three years of this nonsense, one single word of retraction or correction.  They trot out +Lombardi to squirm in front of the press, but not a single word of retraction or correction.  Unless something is done, we will be living with the consequences of this statement for CENTURIES.

Category  Three:  It’s a really big problem, and this has now been revealed as the Final Jeopardy category.  Open heresy from the lips of the Holy Father. Buckle up, buttercup.

It started with the infamous Scalfari interview, which escaped total condemnation only because there was no tape recorder.  However there was also, once again, not one word of retraction.  That’s how we know that every bit of it is true, and boy, the whole piece is a rather magnificent revelation of how unCatholic is the pope’s thinking.  But the money quote for me was,”Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.”  Holy Father, you just exterminated Christianity.

How can I explain to my children the errors of moral relativism or indifferentism with a quote like this floating around?  How am I supposed to defend doctrine to my colleagues, friends and relatives, when I’ve got this guy cutting me off at the knees?

Another example, widely overlooked, was his meditation on the Blessed Virgin at the foot of the cross, wherein he believes she called God a liar.  More recently was his meditation on the Fifth Joyful Mystery,  wherein it was Jesus Himself who commits a sin for which He needed to beg forgiveness.  No, really.  I’m not making this up.

Now Zikagate is upon us.  +Francis approves contraception and eugenics in one quote!  +Lombardi trots out to save the day and issue a retrac…. NOPE… issues an AFFIRMATION that the pope said what he said, and meant what he meant.

The enemy is not at the gate, he is within the gate.  It’s time to choose sides.

How much would you like to risk on Final Jeopardy?

Morality is always dreadfully complicated to a man who has lost all his principles

The title quote is widely attributed to Chesterton, although I’ve never found the source. Regardless, it certainly sounds like him.  The phrase cuts to the bone like a battle axe of Truth – light, sharp, swift, unsparing.  Brilliant simplicity is a lost art.
There is no such thing as lukewarm moral relativism.  There is only Truth and error.  If you possess 99% of the Truth, you are in error, by which means you intentionally  separate yourself from God, who is Truth.  Ask Pilate.
The following three links are the ones you need to read about Zikagate.  Keep in mind that not only did the pope say what he said, but when +Lombardi had the chance to walk it back, he instead confirmed YESSS THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE POPE MEANT.
You absolutely must read these three links:
Ann Barnhardt
There is nothing to add.

Heresy – I’ve had enough

I must inform you that I’ve reached my limit with regard to the antics of the Holy Father.

I will continue to pray for the Holy Father, the man.  Most especially, I pray for his conversion.  But I can no longer remain quiet on his actions. Words have meaning, and the damage is real. I have spent three years in the shadows, only blogging anonymously or commenting anonymously on his multitude of errors, blasphemies, calumnies, and ad hominem attacks.  My silence ends today.

I’m going public, and I’m attaching my name to the truth.  I’m proclaiming that contraception is an intrinsic evil; does he even understand what that means?  I’m proclaiming eugenics as an intrinsic evil.  I’m proclaiming that there is not now, nor has there ever been, a conflict between the Fifth and Sixth Commandment.  I’m proclaiming that a sovereign nation has not just a right, but indeed a duty, to defend its border and protect its citizens.

Oh, and that’s just since Thursday.  Three years of this, and I’m worn out.

Have a look at the quote on our offertory envelopes for the Third Sunday of Lent: “Everyone has his own idea of good and evil, and must choose to follow the good and fight the evil as he conceives them.  That would be enough to make the world a better place.”

I don’t even know where to begin.  This kind of heresy makes the world, in fact, a terrible place; a haven for abortionists, jihadis, and sodomites, all of whom think their actions are good.  This isn’t garden variety heresy, wherein a drop of poison is added to otherwise sound doctrine.  No, this is a whopper.  In short, it’s the opposite of what the Church teaches.  Surely we can find a different envelope supplier.

This blog will remain anonymous, at least for now.  It provides me certain options should things get ugly, which they surely will.  Unfortunately, the main vehicle for my public defense of the faith will need to be facebook.  There is just no other means to get the message out as effectively.  I await with interest to be condemned by my Pollyanna Catholic friends and lauded by the Evangelicals.
I will entrust my actions to these fine saints::

  • “Now when [the Pope] is explicitly a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church must either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See.”
    St. Francis de Sales, “The Catholic Controversy”
  • “…a pope who is a manifest heretic by that fact ceases to be pope and head, just as he by that fact ceases to be a Christian and a member of the body of the Church; wherefore he can be judged and punished by the Church. This is the judgment of all the early fathers, who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction.”
    St. Robert Bellarmine, “On the Roman Pontiff”
  • “If God permitted a pope to be notoriously heretical and contumacious, he would then cease to be pope, and the Apostolic Chair would be vacant.”
    St. Alphonsus de Liguori, “The Truths of the Faith”
So I’m done confessing, as in sacramental Confession, my anger toward the holy father, anger for the damage he is inflicting on the Church, and anger for the danger to souls.  That’s the real reason I need to take a stand:  Souls are at stake.  If Francis chooses to make himself the enemy of Christ and His Church, then he is my enemy as well.  Trust me, I am aware of the gravity of my words, and trust me, I’m terrified.