This is gonna be long and wide-ranging. There is MUCH to say. Feel free to excerpt it if you re-post it.
I have had this on the topic list for a while, and was spurred to write this last night by other innerwebs people who occasionally ask me to broach topics and open things up for discussion. Because I can’t be “fired”. Well, I could be fired from my job as a custodial engineer at the place where I Clean All The Things (TM), but that’s a different deal. I can’t be fired from the innerwebs. You know, “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine…” and all that. Heh.
So, yeah. Pope Francis and Obama are eerily, eerily similar, both in their personages, their regimes and in their regimes’ tactics. If you have noticed that too, you’re spot on. They are both stupid, babbling fools, completely incoherent when not reading off a script prepared by others. Both are Marxists. Both are media darling fronts for a thuggish regime, and it turns out that the powers behind Francis may have engaged in electioneering and quid pro quos before the Conclave of ARSH 2013. Both sic their bureaucratic henchmen on their enemies. Both are in bed with the sodomites (i.e. Ricca and Barros). Both despise and are hellbent on destroying the respective institutions which they rule, presumably “in service to mankind in order to bring about utopia.”
The punchline of this piece is going to be the so-called “Missionaries of Mercy” that Francis just announced a few weeks ago, but I want to cover a few other points before we get to that.
First, I penned a piece back in February of ARSH 2012 based on a Fulton Sheen exegesis of satan’s three temptations of Christ in the desert from his book “Life of Christ”, and how these three temptations mapped exactly to Marxism, and the Obama regime specifically. Well, I went back and re-read the piece not long ago, and was shaken to the core to realize that Pope Francis Bergoglio maps to the three temptations of satan every bit as much as Obama, and in some cases, even more directly. But the fact that the two men and their respective regimes are so similar and, apparently “simpatico” with each other (i.e. their coordination on the Cuban detente), is a HUGE indicator. Briefly, here are the three points:
1. Temptation number one from satan was telling Jesus to turn stones into bread. This is the Marxist ploy of winning the mob by giving them free stuff, and equating material abundance with salvation. Given what has happened economically over the last 50 years, and in particular the political mindset today of the government magically providing abundance for the people by blowing an enormous, unsustainable debt bubble that is going to destroy everything, can we not see the parallel?
The evil spirit was saying, “Start with the primacy of the economic! Forget about sin!” He still says this today in different words, “My Commissar goes into classrooms and asks children to pray to God for bread. And when their prayers are not answered, my Commissar feeds them. The Dictator gives bread; God does not, because there is no God, there is no soul; there is only the body, pleasure, sex, the animal, and when we die, that is the end.”
Fulton Sheen, Life of Christ, page 69
Okay. This is TERRIFYING. Pope Francis Bergoglio, as I have said here repeatedly, is a Peronist-Fascist, a subset of Marxism, and is a stone-cold MATERIALIST. Everything he talks about, even the culture of death, is framed in material terms. ALL problems can be solved, according to Francis, by the forced redistribution of material goods. To wit:
“Evidence is mounting that the decline of the marriage culture is associated with increased poverty and a host of other social ills, disproportionately affecting women, children and the elderly. It is always they who suffer the most in this crisis.” -Pope Francis Bergoglio
But that isn’t the worst of it. Note the the last phrase in Sheen’s quote, paraphrasing satan tempting Christ: “…there is only the body, pleasure, sex, the animal, and when we die, that is the end.”
A couple of weeks ago, YET ANOTHER interview of Pope Francis by the Freemason atheist Italian newspaper magnate Eugenio Scalfari, was published. Apologists for Francis argue that Scalfari does not record his interviews and thus his interviews, all of which have contained statements attributed to Francis that can only be described as materially heretical, cannot be trusted. The counter-argument is that no correction, rebuttal or denial of ANYTHING contained in the Scalfari interviews has EVER been made, and beyond that, the first Scalfari interview was reprinted in the Vatican’s official newspaper, and was posted (for a time) on the Vatican’s website. If I were to grant someone an interview and they put ONE SYLLABLE in my mouth that I did not say, much less HERESY, well, hell would hath no fury. And I’m just a screeching hack on the internet. But I fully comprehend my responsibility to be accurate and to not cause scandal.
In the most recent Scalfari interview, Scalfari writes that Francis told him that souls that do not achieve the Beatific Vision (heaven), are ANNIHILATED. This is undeniable heresy, if true, and again, there has been no correction, clarification or denial. And Francis just keeps going back to Scalfari for more.
What happens to that lifeless soul? Will it be punished? How?
Francis’ answer is very clear: there is no punishment, but the annihilation of that soul. All the others will participate in the bliss of living in the presence of the Father. The annihilated souls will not be part of that banquet; with the death of the body their journey is ended and this is the basis for the missionary work in the Church: to save the lost souls. And this is also the reason why Francis is a Jesuit to the core.
Again, the last phrase in Sheen’s quote, paraphrasing satan tempting Christ: “…there is only the body, pleasure, sex, the animal, and when we die, that is the end.”
I’ll have more to say on the Heresy of Annihilation in a separate piece soon.
2. The second temptation of Christ by satan was to win the mob via pride, vanity and egomania. In the case of Christ, the temptation was to perform an actual public demonstration of His divinity so that no one would have any choice but know that He was God. In the case of Marxists, it is to con people into believing that they will work miracles, and that they are “god”.
The truth that would answer this temptation was that faith in God must never contradict reason.
Life of Christ, page 73
We don’t need to rehash the mathematical impossibilities of governments throwing endless amounts of “free stuff” at “the poor”, aka “the mob”. I covered that in “The One About LOAVES, FISHES, MATH and MARXIST TYRANNY”. What jumps out at me here is Francis’ unspeakably arrogant proposition to the world that he is the first manifestation of mercy in the Church’s history – that the Church has, up until him, been devoid of and denied people mercy. Of course, what Francis means when he says “mercy” is no such thing. In fact, it is the diametrical opposite – permissiveness and indifference, specifically indifference to Christ Himself and the agony and offense that our sins cause Him in His Sorrowful Passion. Francis is preaching the satanic gospel of “mercy means never having to be sorry, say you are sorry, or change your wicked ways.” And no one can deny, Francis has “won the mob”.
3. The third temptation of Christ by satan was the temptation to compromise and parley with evil. Satan told Jesus that he would give him the world, if Jesus would only bow down and serve him. The bishops today would do well to heed Fulton Sheen’s interpretation of Christ’s response to satan:
I shall tell them that it profits them nothing to win the whole world if they lose their immortal souls. You may keep your kingdoms for the moment. Better the loss of all your kingdoms, of the whole world even, than the loss of a single soul! The kingdoms of the world must be elevated to the Kingdom of God; the Kingdom of God will not be dragged down to the kingdoms of the world. All I now want of this earth is a place large enough to erect a Cross; there I shall let you unfurl Me before the crossroads of your world!”
Life of Christ, pages 77-78.
What are the Francis buzz terms? Encounter. Dialogue. Tender caressing. Accompanying body-to-body. (Yeah, those last two are SUPER creepy.) Proselytism is solemn nonsense. Who am I to judge? Stop obsessing about doctrine. We have to find a new balance. Their “doctors of the law mentality” destroys (souls).
In other words: compromise, parley, moderate, capitulate.
Now to the punchline. A few days ago Francis announced in a Papal Bull, in what can only be described as the thinly-veiled threat of a complete thug, that he is creating “Missionaries of Mercy” – clerics that will be sent out to “pardon even those sins reserved to the Holy See”. (There no longer are any sins whose pardon is reserved only to the Holy See, but in another analogue to the Obama regime, these people are mostly morons – bold and aggressive, but morons.)
18. During Lent of this Holy Year, I intend to send out Missionaries of Mercy. They will be a sign of the Church’s maternal solicitude for the People of God, enabling them to enter the profound richness of this mystery so fundamental to the faith. There will be priests to whom I will grant the authority to pardon even those sins reserved to the Holy See, so that the breadth of their mandate as confessors will be even clearer. They will be, above all, living signs of the Father’s readiness to welcome those in search of his pardon. They will be missionaries of mercy because they will be facilitators of a truly human encounter, a source of liberation, rich with responsibility for overcoming obstacles and taking up the new life of Baptism again…
I ask my brother Bishops to invite and welcome these Missionaries so that they can be, above all, persuasive preachers of mercy. May individual dioceses organize “missions to the people” in such a way that these Missionaries may be heralds of joy and forgiveness.
What this is is a direct analogue to the Obama regime’s use of so-called Executive Orders and Executive Actions to end-run the other two non-compliant branches of government. In the Church, the Synod, and really the entire college of Bishops, would be analogous to the Congress and state legislatures, and the Supreme Court is analogous to the Apostolic Signatura, which Francis removed Cardinal Raymond Burke from last year. Cardinal Burke was the analogue of the Chief Justice of the Vatican Supreme Court.
And so, like the Obama regime, the Francis regime has preached decentralization of power, but has, in fact, done NOTHING but concentrate and coalesce power around himself and his regime.
Last fall’s Synod Against the Family showed the Francis regime two things. First, there would be “refuseniks” to the diabolical Bergoglio-Kasper plan, and second, who those “refuseniks” are. So, in order to deal with these “enemies of the revolution”, Francis is simply going to send these “Missionaries of Mercy” out into the bishoprics of the ACTUAL, BELIEVING CATHOLIC BISHOPS, and make no mistake, their marching orders will be hold “marriage tribunals in the confessional” that would ratify all manner of adultery and concubinage. And you know what? I doubt there is a single bishop on the planet who would tell these so-called “Missionaries of Mercy” to stay away. Because that is the only real option because the confessional certainly cannot be miked to ensure compliance with the teaching of Jesus Christ and His Church.
So yeah. Francis and his puppet masters observed their fellow Marxist thug Obama’s success in using unilateral, illegal tyrannical edicts and siccing bureaucrats onto the supine underlings, and are simply copying the play in their quest to destroy the Sacrament of Marriage and thus “force” priests to desecrate the Eucharist within the Mass itself.
My work here is done. I have broached the topic, to put it mildly. I hope this helps.