SuperNerd and family welcomed a new baby this morning, and there are complications. Mom is okay, baby is baptized and in NICU. In your charity, please remember them in prayer over the coming days.
The Legion of Christ is a racketeering organization, founded by a drug-addled bisexual incestuous pedophile, using the Holy Catholic Church as its operational front. Its entire reason for being was and is to amass POWER, money and sex for it’s upper echelon. It is a sick cult, run by psychopaths desperate to convince themselves of their “elite” status and superiority, fueled by inveterate, facile, pathological lying, and illicit sex and sodomy. The Legion of Christ maintains cohesion at the highest levels only through a culture of blackmail and “mutually assured destruction”, wherein knowledge of the sexual abuse of minor children and seminarians is LEVERAGED WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION in an ongoing dance of “if you expose me, then I’ll expose you!”
Given this, the death of Anthony Freeman, a 29 year-old victim of the Legion cult, having been sent to Legion grooming schools for children and then on to seminary and the Legion’s university in Rome, CAN NOT be allowed to go uninvestigated. Because the Legion of Christ is an evil, criminal organization with bribery, payola and sex trafficking of students and seminarians intrinsic to it – its so-called “education facilities” serving as sexual smorgasbords for its upper-level clerical mafiosi – prudence DEMANDS that Anthony Freeman’s death be fully explained. If he died of a congenital heart defect, or an aneurysm, then we can all breathe a sigh of sad relief. BUT, given the circumstances, it would be ridiculous to not assume that foul-play is possible.
Now a word about Anthony Freeman himself. I took a look at his YouTube channel, and no, Anthony Freeman did not have a large social media presence. He made very banal and juvenile videos that had, before his death, just a couple hundred views each – friends and family, in other words.
Furthermore, if one watches Anthony Freeman’s videos, all kinds of red flags go up. First, he had an effeminate affectation. That can’t be denied. Now, was this merely a function of the Millenial generation considering all masculinity “toxic”, and thus males below a certain age in today’s culture tend to speak and comport themselves like young girls? Listen for the feminine vocal tone, and the maddening affectation of the uphill inflection, wherein every sentence is intoned as a question. Red flag.
Second, listen to the frequency of Freeman’s use of first person singular pronouns. I, me, my. Another red flag.
Worse, listen to Anthony Freeman’s own words in this video titled, “Simple Experience of My Vocation”:
“When I was younger, I always wanted to be like the superhero in the movies, or the sports star on TV, or I just wanted to be like the other kid in my class. I always dreamt about being someone else, and I was never happy with who I was….”
Folks, if you have done even the slightest bit of research on the pathology of sexual perversion, specifically same-sex perverted attraction, then you know that the quote above is pretty much a textbook recitation of the cause of the onset of perverse sexual attractions, namely same-sex attractions. Narcissism, insecurity, incessant naval gazing turns into constantly comparing the self to peers. This obsessive envy and comparison turns into self-loathing, which eventually becomes eroticized. Sexual congress with those of the same sex becomes a completely self-centered attempt to possess and acquire the traits of the other.
Anthony Freeman, by any honest reckoning, threw up multiple red flags, perhaps the biggest of which was his involvement in the transparently obvious Legion of Christ racketeering sex cult itself, which is utterly riddled with sodomites trolling for vulnerable and/or pre-groomed young men and boys, as well as with psychopaths who are willing to leverage their knowledge of the sexual abuse of young men in order to protect and enrich themselves within the Legion cult. Prudence and justice demand that his death not pass with a mere shaking of the head and offering of a quick prayer. If he was a victim of anything nefarious at any point at the hands of the wicked Legion of Christ cult, and if his death was anything other than a completely natural tragedy, then it needs to come to light. Knowing how the evil Legion of Christ operates, most especially in Rome, it is far too easy to imagine envelopes filled with hundred euro bills being passed to medical examiners and police detectives.
Please pray for this young man’s soul, and for his family. And please pray that the Legion of Christ cult be permanently suppressed and erased from the face of the earth, and that all those involved in its criminal activities, past and present, be brought to justice.
(Continuing on human respect with part 2 of the sermon by Rev. FERREOL GIRARDEY, C.SS.R., Imprimatur 1915. Emphases mine.)
It is the sacred duty of every true Christian to give to God absolute preference over every creature and, for God’s sake, to be ready to sacrifice at once every temporal interest, every human friendship, when these clash with his duty towards his Creator. The Catholic who is swayed by human respect, deliberates between God and a certain individual; he places in the scales God and this individual, and he prefers the individual to God Himself! Like the Jews, he cries out : “Not Jesus, but Barabbas!” He prefers his temporal interests, his pleasures, the gratification- of his base passions, his boon companions to his Creator, to the Lord of heaven and earth, to his greatest Benefactor, to his best Friend, to his most loving Father! He calls himself a Christian, a Catholic, pretends to believe in and serve God, and dreads only a wretched man’s displeasure or raillery; he pretends to worship God, and yet he dreads a wicked, unprincipled, contemptible man more than God Himself! He is less afraid of committing sin, of losing his soul, of being cast into hell for all eternity, than of forfeiting some worldly interest, or of being ridiculed by those whose opinions and sayings he should despise! Is not such a criminal preference a practical apostasy in one who calls himself a Christian, a Catholic?
We can understand the motive that induces a soldier to desert to the enemy, that urges a son, a daughter to forsake the paternal mansion. But that a Catholic should betray His God, his Church, his soul to the world on account of the censure of an ignoble man or set of men, is practically nothing less than an infamous apostasy ! God is your greatest Benefactor. What more could He do for you that He has not done, either in the order of nature, or in the order of grace? God created you in preference to numberless other men He could have created, had He so wished. He gave you your life, your body, its five senses and their use, and an immortal soul with its faculties. He has given you health and strength, as well as countless other benefits. He watches over you with truly paternal care, preserves you from many dangers, and makes all creatures, both animate and inanimate, your servants. “And if these things be little, I will add far greater things unto thee ” (2 Kings 12. 8). In the order of Grace He has done far greater things for you. For your sake “God did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up” to insults, torments, and death (Rom. 8. 32). For you God the Son” emptied Himself,” assuming our human nature, “taking the form of a slave.” For you He was born in humility, poverty and suffering; for you He led a life of obscurity, toil and hardship; -and, finally, after a laborious ministry beset with constant opposition and persecution, He died a most infamous death on the cross, after under going in His body the most excruciating torments, enduring inconceivable sorrow in His soul, and forfeiting His honor by being reckoned as an impostor and numbered among the vilest criminals. For your benefit Jesus instituted His Church and her sacraments, those inexhaustible fountains of grace and salvation, which apply His merits to the souls of men, purify and beautify them, and render them worthy of eternal glory. “And if these things be little, I shall add far greater things unto thee.” Not content with doing all this for you, God called you to the true faith by baptism; through His loving dispensation, you were educated by your good parents in the knowledge and practice of your faith, and removed from evil influences; you have been many a time cleansed from your sins in the sacrament of penance in the blood of the Immaculate Lamb, and made partakers of the Bread of Angels in the Holy Eucharist. Truly God “hath not done in like manner to every nation” (Ps. 147. 9). Verily it is easier to count the grains of sand on the sea-shore and the drops of water in the ocean, than the benefits He has lavished on you. He has, moreover, designed to confer on you still greater favors in heaven, where He has reserved for those who love and serve Him faithfully a perfect and endless reward, saying to you as to Abraham : “I am thy reward exceedingly great” (Gen. 15. i). What more could God do for you? But what does he say, who yields to human respect? “O God, I know all this; but I rather give Thee up; I give up the honorable and inappreciable privilege of being Thy child. I prefer to belong to the world. I rather please such and such companions than to obey Thee.” He then cries out : “Not this one, but Barabbas ! “Be astonished at this, ye heavens ! My people have done two evils. They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living water, and have dug to themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. . . . Pass over to the isles of Cathin, and see; and send into Cedar, and consider diligently, and see if there hath been anything like this” ( Jer. 2. 12, 13, 10).
You now, as it were, put Jesus Christ to shame, by turning your back on Him ; but soon you shall hear from His lips these terrible words : “You have been ashamed of Me and of My words, and I will be ashamed of you, and I will disown you, when I come in my Majesty as your Judge” (Luke 9. 26).
On the other hand, how admirable was the conduct of Tobias ! “When all went to the golden calves which Jeroboam, king of Israel, had made, Tobias alone fled the company of all and went to Jerusalem” (Tob. I. 5, 6). How admirable also was the conduct of the Israelites in Egypt. Anxious to escape the danger of falling there into idolatry through human respect, they said : “Let us go (into the desert) and sacrifice to our God”(Exod. 5. 8). How edifying the conduct of the early Christians in overcoming human respect! Rather than yield to human respect, they shunned all unnecessary intercourse with pagans and heretics, and were ready to undergo confiscation, imprisonment, torments and death, rather than yield to human respect! And those who had had the misfortune to apostatize, in order to escape the loss of their goods and fearful torments and a cruel death, or who, only when overcome by torments, had apostatized, were all subjected to long and rigorous penances before being re-admitted into the Church and to Holy Communion ! And you, with out being exposed to torments or to any real danger or serious disadvantage, are so weak as to apostatize practically, in order to please men who are undeserving of esteem and confidence, men who are the agents of Satan!
Content Rating: PG-13 (topical material)
In this episode we discuss the glories of the 1570 (pre-1955) Holy Week Liturgies and curious timing of Bergoglio’s latest comments on hell which came at the very time we contemplate Christ’s conquest over sin and death: if there’s no hell for unsaved souls, why did Christ do what He did? And if soul annihilation is a thing then humans have no more dignity than an animal — which has massive logical and moral consequences (why not shoot up the YouTube HQ or a high school? the people there are just animals who need to be culled…) We also covered the recent revelations that child pornographers have exploited the BitCoin blockchain to share links to child pornography online and muse whether we’ll have to stoop to similar tactics to share information about the Faith at some point in the future as the Truths of Christ and His Church become too revolutionary to speak aloud.
Links, reading, and YouTube:
- 7th Anniversary of Ann Burning a Koran (with Arabic descriptions and comments!)
- Divinum Officium (online liturgy texts)
- Catholic Encyclopedia’s summary on Hell (incl. reference in Scripture, Church Doctors, and De Fide statements)
- TIA piling on those who have doubts about Hell
- News Wrap: Child Porn in BitCoin
- German Researchers (can’t be wrong?) Document Child Porn in BitCoin’s BlockChain
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(This is part 1 of 3 of a sermon by Fr. FERREOL GIRARDEY, C.SS.R., written in ARSH 1915.)
Man naturally loves liberty and detests slavery as a shameful yoke. It is natural that the employee should obey his employer; the soldier, his officer; the sailor, his captain; the child, his parents; the pupil, his teacher; for in these cases the yoke is honorable. It was also honorable for Regulus, the Roman general, to return to Carthage, there to endure painful captivity and death, for his country’s sake. But there is no slavery more base and disgraceful than that of a man who regulates his religion, his conduct according to another man’s caprice; who inwardly approves what is right, but has not the courage to do it; who condemns in his heart what is evil, and yet does it, because others also do it; who clearly sees his duty, but dares not perform it, lest he thereby displease his boon companions or does not meet the approval of those whose favor he seeks.
Where can so despicable a slave be found? Not among Mohammedans or Jews, but among Catholics! Some of these are perhaps now listening to me. “We may, indeed,” says St. Augustine, “conform to the world in certain matters, in certain things and customs that do not interfere with duty; but in the matters that concern our duties towards God, His holy Church, our soul, our salvation, our eternity, he conforms to the world and its spirit condemned by Jesus Christ, who allows himself to be enslaved by its laws and maxims, which are in direct opposition to the Gospel, shows himself, not a freeman, but a mean cowardly slave.” This is true more especially as to those who, through the merits and sufferings and death of Jesus Christ, have been baptized and made children of God, and “admitted into the liberty of the glory of the children of God” (Rom. 8. 21).
Man’s liberty is an inalienable right and privilege which God Himself, the sovereign Lord of the universe, respects and will never infringe. He, indeed, wishes and commands us to serve Him, but does not compel us to do so, for He wishes us to do so freely. He wishes us to go to heaven, but freely. Our freedom is but a participation of his own, for we are His image. He who is influenced and led by human respect, debases and disgraces in himself the image of God’s freedom by shamefully subjecting himself to the views and caprice of his fellow-men. And who are those persons whose disapproval you so greatly dread? Like yourself, they are as a mere nothing, formed of dust, a leaf tossed about by the wind, liable to vanish like a shadow, to wither like grass; they shall, sooner or later, die and become the food of worms ! More over, consider the lack of moral worth of the persons you strive to please and to gain their approval, and so greatly dread to displease. In themselves they have no moral worth, but are vain and contemptible, undeserving of esteem and confidence; their views and advice in important worldly matters you consider to be without value! But when there is question of your holy religion and its obligations, of your eternal salvation, you dread their disapproving looks, their rude and senseless raillery! To stand well in the estimation of such mean and contemptible men you betray your conscience, you offend God, to whom you owe all that you are and have, you scandalize your neighbor, you forfeit your salvation! Why should you strive so hard to please such individuals? What have they ever done for you? Have they, like Jesus Christ our Saviour, ever shed their blood and died for you? Will those persons you so greatly exert yourself to please, whose censure you dread so much, keep you from being condemned to hell or rescue you therefrom, after your condemnation ? And when you thus yield to their views and strive to please them in all things, do you thereby gain their love, their esteem? By no means; no matter what they may say to you, they, in their hearts despise you as a mean, base and abject man, devoid of principle and courage! Everybody, even the wicked themselves, cannot refrain from loving and esteeming virtue in those who have the courage, the manliness to act in accordance with the dictates of their conscience, and they despise, spurn and mistrust, in their inmost hearts, all those who yield to human respect!
It is related of the emperor Constantius Chlorus, the father of Constantine the Great, that he one day called together the members of his court and the officers of his army who were Christians, and commanded them, under pain of being dismissed from his service and severely punished, to offer sacrifice to the pagan deities. Some of them apostatized; the others remained firm in their faith. Constantius rewarded these latter, but dismissed the former from his service, saying that he could place no trust in those who, for a worldly consideration, were untrue to God. In fact, experience shows that he who is faithless to God, to his religious duties is undeserving of confidence, for he is always the mean slave of as many masters, or tyrants, as there are persons whose criticism and raillery he dreads, or whose approval he seeks. “He who endeavors to shake off God’s sweet yoke,” says St. John Chrysostom, “puts on other yokes which are both degrading and unbearable.”
We should imitate St. Paul’s greatness of soul. He cared not for human opinions or esteem, for he said : “To me it is a very small thing to be judged by you or by man’s day” (i Cor. 4. 3). He was not ashamed to do his duty before men : “I am not ashamed of the Gospel” (Rom. i. 1 6). In like manner, we should not be ashamed of going to Mass, of observing the abstinence on the days prescribed, of going to confession, of sending our children to a good Catholic school, of decorating our home with holy pictures, of staying away from dangerous amusements, in a word, of leading the life of a good Catholic. Why should we dread the criticism, the raillery of men whose views are opposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who are unworthy of our esteem, of our confidence? Why should we be ashamed of leading a good Christian life, of performing our duty, and be afraid of being laughed at by individuals whose conduct is a disgrace to true manhood? Let us not do as they “who said to God : Depart from us, and looked upon the Almighty as if He were powerless ” (Job 22. 17). Let us heed the admonition of our divine Saviour : “Fear ye not them that can kill the body and are not able to kill the soul ; but rather fear Him, that can destroy both soul and body into hell” (Mat. 10. 28).
Of what advantage is it for you to enjoy the favor of worldlings? Is it not better to seek the esteem of the virtuous? Of the saints and angels? Of God Himself? ” It is of little consequence,” says St. Augustine, “if men do not praise me, provided God does ; if men blame me, provided God does not. Think what you like of Augustine, provided my conscience does not accuse me before God.” “Since God is to be my judge,” says St. Jerome, “I fear not the judgment of men.” If you wish to be a slave, be God’s slave; keep His commandments, shun sin; be the slave of Jesus Christ, who loved and delivered Himself to the most cruel and shameful death to save you and procure you endless happiness. “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2. 5), “who, taking the form of a servant, . . . humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death (for us), unto the death of the cross ” (Phil. 2. 7, 8). Let us be firmly persuaded that we cannot please and serve both the world and God.” If I pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ” (Gal. I. 10).
Thanks to one and all for the kind and warm Easter greetings. A special word of thanks to those who were received into the Church on Saturday night, and dropped me a note. Those emails, along with the “I just went to Confession for the first time in X decades…” really do make an impact. I received such an email last Wednesday from a man who went to confession for the first time in FIFTY years – just before the New Mass was imposed. WOW.
But the main point of this post is to respond to all of the very earnest, concerned inquiries that I have, since Saturday night after the Easter Vigil Mass, raised a glass of fermented or distilled yum-yums. Yes. Yes I have. So far, I have had a Coke and Amaretto cocktail – which in case you didn’t know tastes exactly like Dr. Pepper. The particular flavor of Dr. Pepper is amaretto. For years I believed the urban myth that prune juice was the flavor. Nope. Just add a bit of Disaronno or any decent amaretto to Coke and… I’m a Pepper, he’s a Pepper, she’s a Pepper, we’re a Pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too?
On Easter, I raised a glass (or two) of the fizzy white wine yum-yums. I was triply delighted to raise this particular glass (or three) because this particular variety was called NOT Martini and Rossi Asti Spumanti, but – wait for it – Blanc des Blancs. For anyone who has had even one semester of French, you know that means “White of Whites”. I’m pretty sure that the saline, mineral finish that it put forward was the salty tears of Social Justice Warriors everywhere. Ideally, Blanc des Blancs saturated with the the tears of SJWs should be paired with tenderloin of baby seal, or anything involving squid ink – the blacker the better. Remember, diversity is our strength.
Today, a thing involving Passionfruit liqueur, a splash of Bacardi White (natch?), and lots of super-piquant grapefruit juice. Vitamin C – for the lingering cough, you understand. Like Robitussin, except… not.
The only thing left on the Easter Octave libation agenda is BEER, which I plan to satisfy mid-week with a certain beguiling dark brown brew with notes of fresh yeast, dark berries and stone fruits, embellished with a touch of cocoa, with hints of caramel and liquor, with a warm, peppery finish.
That probably won’t taste very good with beef, will it? Nah.
So yes, all is well. But, in all seriousness, supernatural intervention could happen at any time, so even during the Octave of Easter, days in which “the walls should drip with fat”, we are mindful of 1 Peter 5: 8, “Be sober, and watch….”
CHRIST IS RISEN! ALLELUIA!
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
He is risen, as He said.
When God Incarnate says He is going to do something, YOU TAKE IT TO THE BANK. To have faith in Jesus Christ and His promises is NOT a species of psychological infantilism, being “dippy”, or a “refusal to deal with reality”. As current events unfold, remember the “SICUT DIXIT”.
AS HE SAID.
AS HE SAID.
AS HE SAID.
And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren.
Luke 22: 31-32
If you see a man calling himself “the Pope”, whose faith has clearly failed, and who not only refuses to confirm the brethren, but is actively attempting to lead them into apostasy, not only is that man not the Pope – HE NEVER WAS.
Please accept my warmest Easter greetings. I pray that we will all sing the eternal praises of God Almighty together in the Eternal Beatitude that His Passion, Death and Resurrection has purchased for us.
He is risen.
As. He. Said.
(Let the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, speak to us, console us, and edify us as The Blessed Mother surely did in the Cenacle as she awaited the fulfillment of her Son’s promise, never doubting for an instant, despite the horror of the previous day, that He would do as He said He would.)
From the descent of Christ to hell we may learn, for our instruction, four things:
1. Firm hope in God. No matter what the trouble in which a man finds himself, he should always put trust in God’s help and rely on it. There is no trouble greater than to find oneself in hell. If then Christ freed those who were in hell, any man who is a friend of God cannot but have great confidence that he too shall be freed from whatever anxiety holds him. “Wisdom forsook not the just when he was sold, but delivered him from sinners; she went down with him into the pit and in bands she left him not” (Wis. x. 13-14). And since to His servants God gives a special assistance, he who serves God should have still greater confidence. “He that feareth the Lord shall tremble at nothing, and shall not be afraid: for he is his hope” (Ecclus. xxxiv. 16).
2. We ought to conceive fear and to rid ourselves of presumption. For although Christ suffered for sinners, and went down into hell to set them free, he did not set all sinners free, but only those who were free of mortal sin. Those who had died in mortal sin He left there. Wherefore for those who have gone down to hell in mortal sin there remains no hope of pardon. They shall be in hell as the holy Fathers are in heaven, that is for ever.
3. We ought to be full of care. Christ went down into hell for our salvation, and we should be careful frequently to go down there too, turning over in our minds hell’s pain and penalties, as did the holy king Ezechias as we read in the prophecy of Isaias, “I said: In the midst of my days I shall go to the gates of hell” (Is. xxxviii. 10).
Those who in their meditation often go down to hell during life, will not easily go down there at death. Such meditations are a powerful arm against sin, and a useful aid to bring a man back from sin. Daily we see men kept from evildoing by the fear of the law’s punishments. How much greater care should they not take on account of the punishment of hell, greater in its duration, in its bitterness and in its variety. “Remember thy last end and thou shalt never sin” (Ecclus. vii. 40).
4. The fact is for us an example of love. Christ went down into hell to set free those that were His own. We, too, therefore, should go down there to help our own. For those who are in purgatory are themselves unable to do anything, and therefore we ought to help them. Truly he would be a harsh man indeed who failed to come to the aid of a kinsman who lay in prison, here on earth. How much more harsh, then, the man who will not aid the friend who is in purgatory, for there is no comparison between the pains there and the pains of this world. “Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, because the hand of the Lord hath touched me” (Job xix. 21).
We help the souls in purgatory chiefly by these three means, by masses, by prayers, and by alms giving. Nor is it wonderful that we can do so, for even in this world a friend can make satisfaction for a friend.
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St. Thomas Aquinas. Meditations for Lent. Passages selected from the works of St. Thomas by Fr. Mezard, O.P.; translated here by Fr. Philip Hughes. London: Sheed and Ward, 1937. 139-141.
Despised, and the most abject of men, a Man of Sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and His look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed Him not. Surely He hath borne our infirmities and carried our sorrows: and we have thought Him as it were a leper, and as one struck by God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our iniquities, He was bruised for our sins: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His bruises we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray, every one hath turned aside into his own way: and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was offered because it was His own will, and He opened not his mouth: He shall be led as a sheep to the slaughter, and shall be dumb as a lamb before His shearer, and He shall not open his mouth.
Isaiah 53: 3-7
Antipope Bergoglio has denied the existence of hell and preached the lie of soul annihilation before today. But consider the spite that he has to have for Jesus Christ and His Holy Church to make sure that this latest salvo gets published just as the Triduum begins. Top headline on Drudge for HOURS.
Folks, it really is important to understand that when I say how truly malignant and spiteful these people are, and desperately try to inform as many people as I can that these people LITERALLY HATE GOD, and thus are in a state of WAR AGAINST HIM AND HIS HOLY CHURCH, AND THUS EVERY HUMAN BEING BY EXTENSION, I’m not engaging in hyperbole. I’m dead, dead serious.
The next thing to remember in all of this is that Antipope Bergoglio is not an Antipope because he is an arch-heretic. Antipope Bergoglio is not now and never has been the Pope because of Pope Benedict XVI’s INVALID RESIGNATION, made in the SUBSTANTIALLY ERRONEOUS belief that Pope Benedict could fundamentally transform the papacy by bifurcating and expanding the Petrine Office into a “synodal, collegial” office, containing both “active” and “contemplative” participants. Wrong. And thus per Canon 188, Pope Benedict never ceased being the Pope, BY THE LAW ITSELF, and is the one and only living Pope to this day.
Antipope Bergoglio’s heresy is a CONFIRMING DATASET, but it is NOT germane to the question of Pope Benedict’s invalid attempted abdication, which predated the Bergoglian Antipapacy by fully two weeks. ANTIPOPE BERGOGLIO CAN’T BE DEPOSED, BECAUSE HE DOES NOT OCCUPY THE PETRINE SEE. Only a person who is validly occupying a given office can be deposed from said office. They only path forward IN TRUTH is that Antipope Bergoglio be PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS AN ANTIPOPE, AND SENT PACKING ACCORDINGLY. If this is done while Pope Benedict XVI is still living, NO CONCLAVE CAN BE CALLED, BECAUSE IF POPE BENEDICT IS ALIVE, AND HAS NOT VALIDLY RESIGNED, THEN THE SEE IS OCCUPIED, AND IT IS THEREFORE ONTOLOGICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO ELECT A POPE – ONLY ANOTHER ANTIPOPE.
Next, given that we know that Antipope Bergoglio is an Antipope and arch-heretic, and also doing pretty much everything one could expect the Anti-John the Baptist, aka False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist, to do, what we should do is take his vile heresy and actually use it as a point of departure for examining ourselves. In particular, we need to all do some serious soul-searching on the question of if WE believe in hell. Do we secretly harbor in the deep, or even not-so-deep corners of our minds the belief that the worst that can possibly happen to anyone is “lights out”? Do we not realize that these whispers and assumptions of soul annihilation are the Serpent in the Garden whispering, “No, you shall not die the death….” Do we deny the existence of hell in order to acquire or maintain HUMAN RESPECT? Do we stay silent on hell in order to maintain earthly relationships and avoid all possibility of “uncomfortable conversations”?
Further, the existence of hell and eternal damnation is a proofset of God’s love and RESPECT for us. If God didn’t really love us, if He didn’t respect us AS RATIONAL INTELLECTS that are free to choose our actions, then soul annihilation is EXACTLY what He would do. The fact is that the “god” Antipope Bergoglio is describing is a being DEVOID OF LOVE, who has less than zero respect for humanity. Antipope Bergoglio is trying to convince the world that satan is God, and that satan in his “mercy” will just snuff you out of existence if “things don’t work out”. No harm, no foul.
If God just started snuffing beings out of existence when they made a choice that wasn’t in accord with His will, wouldn’t that cheapen all life and existence to the point of meaninglessness? Wouldn’t all rational beings just be mere object-playthings at that point? Yep.
Love means putting up with the periodic insufferable behavior of the beloved. Most ESPECIALLY for God. The corollary to this is the following fact: No matter what you do, you will always, always, always exist. God loved you into existence, and loves you because you exist, and will never stop loving you, and will never, ever snuff you out of existence, no matter what. If you reject Him, that is your free choice, but understand, you will continue to exist FOREVER after you have rejected God. Every one of us will exist and exist forever – either in Heaven (inside of the Trinity, the Beatific Vision), or completely cut off from Him. F.O.R.E.V.E.R. That’s hell. There is no “snuffed out of existence feeling neither happiness nor pain” option. So disabuse yourself of that lie right now.
Finally, remember that Antipope Bergoglio’s denials of hell are also by ONE LOGICAL STEP a denial of the Divinity of Christ. Our Lord spoke early and often of hell and eternal damnation in the Gospels. If there is no hell, then Christ was either mistaken or a liar. Either way, according to Antipope Bergoglio, Jesus Christ is NOT God. And thus, if Jesus is not God, then we are not saved, and The Church is an ontological joke and needs to be removed from the face of the earth. Or, perhaps REPLACED…. After all, it would be a shame to not keep all of that real estate, fundraising capability and political power under one roof.
As the Passion of Christ’s Holy Church plays out before our very eyes, here is the Responsory after the Ninth Lesson (third Nocturn of Matins) in tonight’s Office of Tenebrae.
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
Lord Jesus Christ, Man of Sorrows, have mercy on us.
Caligaverunt oculi mei a fletu meo,
Quia elongatus est a me,
Qui consolabatur me.
Videte, omnes populi,
Si est dolor similis sicut dolor meus.
O vos omnes, qui transitis per viam,
Attendite et videte,
Si est dolor similis sicut dolor meus.
My eyes are blinded from My tears,
Because far from Me is,
Anyone who will comfort Me.
See, all ye people,
If there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow.
O, all ye who pass by the road,
Stop and see,
If there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow.