That’s right. The Italian Bishops’ Conference has come out in their daily newspaper in favor of a law moving through the Italian legislature that would make belonging to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church a crime carrying a prison sentence. Why? Because the One True Church, the Bride of Christ, teaches infallibly that which the Natural Law informs EVERY human being: SODOMY IS MORTAL SIN. The bill moving quickly towards being made law would criminalize membership in ANY organization that speaks out against sodomitical pseudo-marriage and the trafficking and sale of children to sodomites under the guise of “adoption”.
Referencing yesterday’s post about “partibus infidelium” and specifically Cardinal Manning’s words:
“The apostasy of the city of Rome from the Vicar of Christ, and its destruction by Antichrist, may be thoughts so new to many Catholics, that I think it well to recite the text of theologians in the greatest repute. First, Malvenda, who writes expressly on the subject, states as the opinion of Ribera, Gaspar Melus, Viegas, Suarez, Bellarmine, and Bosius, that Rome shall apostatize from the faith, drive away the Vicar of Christ, and return to its ancient paganism. Malvenda’s words are: “But Rome itself in the last times of the world will return to its ancient idolatry, power, and imperial greatness. It will cast out its Pontiff, altogether apostatise from the Christian faith, terribly persecute the Church, shed the blood of martyrs more cruelly than ever, and will recover its former state of abundant wealth, or even greater than it had under its first rulers.”
Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, “The Present Crisis of the Holy See”, 1861, pg 87-88
The Italian bishops supporting a law that would literally CRIMINALIZE membership in the Catholic Church, which can never and will never ratify sodomy, seems to me to be a clear step toward the final “decoupling” of the True Church and the Antichurch. Remember Fr. Linus Clovis’ axiom:
“THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ANTI-CHURCH CURRENTLY CO-EXIST IN THE SAME SACRAMENTAL, LITURGICAL AND JURIDICAL SPACE.”
And, as always, follow that axiom with this challenge: speak the following sentence aloud WITHOUT LAUGHING:
“Jorge Bergoglio is the head of the Church, opposing the anti-church.”