(Originally penned and posted on February 17, ARSH 2017. This piece has “aged well”, indeed.)
People are losing their faith.
They are losing their faith because a man who is not the pope is masquerading as the pope, people are calling him the pope, he is an agent of evil, enacting a satanic agenda, and tearing the Church apart before their eyes.
And people keep calling this man “the pope”.
I get emails and I know other bloggers get these same emails, because I have seen them address them. Badly. Well, here is an amalgamated sample of the things I hear. And below is a FIRM ANSWER. Not some idiotic nonsense about, “Well, don’t bother your pretty little head about Pope Francis, just focus on the other good popes! Adopt a pope! Read all about Leo XIII and pay no attention to “Pope Francis” while he drives your children, grandchildren, friends and enemies into hell. Just look away and pretend it isn’t happening! Besides, there is absolutely nothing we can do about it anyway, and it really doesn’t matter who the pope is.” And if that response doesn’t work, then the gaslighting (Stupid! Crazy! Schismatic! Papolater!) and Alinsky Rule 13 are deployed.
Isn’t the pope supposed to be supernaturally protected from ever doing even a fraction of the satanic, evil things this man is doing on a near-daily basis? Didn’t Jesus say that Peter was the Rock upon which He would build His Church? Didn’t Jesus say that he had prayed specifically for Peter and that this prayer extended forward to ALL of the popes? Is it all just a lie? Is the Church a lie? Is the papacy a lie? Is Jesus a lie? Is God a lie?
We pray and pray and pray for “Pope Francis”, and yet it just keeps getting worse! Tell me why I shouldn’t lose my faith!
Of course God hears our prayers. Every one of them. He even hears the groaning of our souls that we aren’t even consciously aware of, or able to articulate in words. The problem is with us, and in this case, what we are praying for.
Praying that God make “Pope Francis” a good pope is like praying to God that He make “Caitlyn Jenner” the prettiest woman in the world. There is no “Pope Francis”, only Antipope Jorge Bergoglio. There is no “Caitlyn Jenner”, only Bruce Jenner.
“Caitlyn” Jenner is a man named BRUCE Jenner. So we have a problem right off the bat. Yes, God knows that when someone says “Caitlyn” Jenner they are referring to Bruce Jenner, but in calling Bruce Jenner by his drag queen name, it is clear right off the bat that the person in question praying the prayer has a completely disordered connection to reality, and in this case, sexual morality. THEN, when a person asks God to “make Caitlyn Jenner the prettiest woman in the world”, because the petition is not only asking God to ratify, support and magnify public mortal sin and scandal, but is primordially detached from OBJECTIVE REALITY, namely that Bruce Jenner is A MAN, NOT A WOMAN, well, what do you think God does with such petitions? How do such clearly immoral petitions, detached from reality, square or jibe with God’s Perfect Holiness, His Perfect Justice, or His being the The Truth and The Author and Sustainer of Reality Itself? Now, God is omnipotent and can certainly do whatever He wants, but He is also RATIONAL, and thus is always internally consistent. Scripture POUNDS on this truth of God being IMMUTABLE – that is, UNCHANGING. His IMMUTABLE WILL is intimately tied up with His RATIONALITY. That is why we can trust Him, His Promises, and His Law.
I think the Bruce Jenner example makes the concept easier to understand, but it maps precisely to asking God to make “Pope Francis” a good Pope. First, Antipope Bergoglio IS NOT THE POPE, so how can God make an Antipope a “good pope”? This defies the principle of non-contradiction. In the case of the Bruce Jenner example above, beauty is a good thing, in fact, beauty is an attribute of God Himself. For women to be authentically beautiful is certainly an intrinsically good thing. HOWEVER, in the case of Bruce Jenner, the “beauty” being asked for is a false beauty, tied directly to a lie. It is actually a scandalous monstrosity for a man to ape the beauty of women, so even though beauty qua beauty is good, to twist beauty into a satanic mockery of beauty is evil. Such is the case with Antipope Bergoglio. We all want a good Pope, but asking for that attribute in the context of an ANTIPOPE is simply irrational. Bergoglio IS NOT the pope, so what, exactly do you expect God to do with your petition that he be “a good pope”? Once again, here we are right back at the principle of non-contradiction.
What we all should be praying for is Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, and that he do no further harm, repent of what he has done, and be liberated from whatever fear, coercion, error or disorientation he is under. THEN we should all pray that ANTIPOPE Bergoglio be removed and his antipapacy acknowledged as null, and that Bergoglio repent of what he has done, REVERT TO CATHOLICISM, die in a state of grace, and someday achieve the Beatific Vision.
Now there’s a petition completely in accord with reality that God can work with. And the odds don’t matter. Remember Lepanto. What matters most is whether or not what we are asking God for is in line with Reality and His Perfect Will and Justice.
Now, after reading this, can not every single one of you look back upon your lives and see numerous instances in which your prayers, in retrospect, turned out to be based on a false premise, or asking God to bring about, strengthen or maintain something that was sinful? I know I can. “What I want” is not by virtue of itself a valid petition that God can or will answer. The key with prayer – MATURE PRAYER – is the discerning of the specific petition in and of itself. Does it make sense? Is it rooted in Reality and Truth? Is it perfectly Just? Is it in accord with God’s Will?
This is why prayers for “Pope Francis” to be “a good pope” are not only not doing any good, but actually causing people to lose their faith. All false premises, eventually, after enough logical corollaries, lead straight to hell, straight to the feet of satan, “the father of lies”. You CANNOT expect a false base premise to EVER lead to truth, and you certainly can’t argue that sometimes and in some cases, a false base premise is “necessary” or “the best we can do” or just “the easier way out”. Nor can you ever appeal to numbers. No matter how many people call Bruce Jenner by his drag queen name, that will never, ever change the fact that Bruce Jenner is a man. And no matter how many people call Antipope Bergoglio “pope”, that in and of itself will never cause Pope Benedict XVI to stop being pope and bestow the papacy upon Bergoglio. The Mob is not the arbiter of truth nor reality, as specifically stated in Canon 332.2.
This Antipope Bergoglio thing is going to get MUCH worse. I think the odds are high that he is the False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist, and that he is going to set up a OneWorldReligion tied directly to the NewWorldOrder (U.N/Soros/etc.). He is going to split the Church and institute a new “liturgy”, which, it seems probable, will be the “abomination of desolation”. People who cling to the false premise that this man is the Vicar of Jesus Christ on Earth will, it seems to me, either lose their faith, or go completely batshit bonkers, because there is only so much irrationality and internal contradiction that the human psyche can bear before it snaps.
I hope this helps.
Pray for Pope Benedict XVI and the Matthew 17: 20 Initiative.