The “Gospel” according to Bergoglio…
Francis Again Confirms Muslim Refugees in Unbelief, says their “Faith” will help them to “Move On”
Antipope Francis never misses an opportunity to hide the Gospel from those who need it most: the unbelievers. Whether they be Jews, Muslims, Pagans, or atheists, Francis never tires of telling people to do anything other than embrace the only true religion, the Catholic Faith; he thus deliberately impedes any potential conversion.
His latest attack on the Gospel in the presence of hapless unbelievers was perpetrated on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, when His Hereticalness attended a meeting with foreign refugees in the Roman parish of the Sacred Heart (see video above). The refugees included both Muslims and Christians, and Francis, addressing them both together, said that for the hardships they endured, they should find solace in their respective religions:
Sharing our experience in carrying that cross, to expel the illness within our hearts, which embitters our life: it is important that you do this in your meetings. Those that are Christian, with the Bible, and those that are Muslim, with the Quran. The faith that your parents instilled in you will always help you move on.
(Antipope Francis, Address to Refugees at Sacred Heart Basilica, Rome, Jan. 19, 2014)
For Francis, Faith is not the intellectual assent of the mind, assisted by divine grace, to what Almighty God has revealed (which is the Catholic definition), but rather an “experience”, an “encounter” with the transcendent that is ultimately devoid of any binding objective content. Hence he can speak of Muslims having “faith,” when by the true Catholic definition, they are infidels, that is, those who do not possess Faith (fides in Latin). It is for the same reason that the Catholic Church in her Good Friday liturgy prays for the “faithless Jews: that almighty God may remove the veil from their hearts; so that they too may acknowledge Jesus Christ our Lord” (source). Holy Writ, too, is clear that there is only one Faith which alone is true: “One Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Eph 4:5).
So why does Francis hinder the evangelization of infidels? Why does he eschew every opportunity to preach the true Gospel to those who are not part of the Catholic Church?
The answer is simple: He doesn’t believe the Catholic Church is the only true Church, the Catholic religion the only true religion. He doesn’t believe these words of Christ: “He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned” (Mk 16:16); and likewise, “Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God” (2 Jn 9). Bergoglio doesn’t believe all this because he is not a Catholic but an adherent of the Modernist Vatican II Religion, which puts man before God.
In 1907, Pope Saint Pius X exposed and refuted the Modernist error of indifferentism. Read the following quote and ask yourself if this doesn’t sound eerily familiar:
The following is [the Modernists’] manner of stating the question: In the religious sense one must recognize a kind of intuition of the heart which puts man in immediate contact with the reality of God, and infuses such a persuasion of God’s existence and His action both within and without man as far to exceed any scientific conviction. They assert, therefore, the existence of a real experience, and one of a kind that surpasses all rational experience. If this experience is denied by some, like the Rationalists, they say that this arises from the fact that such persons are unwilling to put themselves in the moral state necessary to produce it. It is this experience which makes the person who acquires it to be properly and truly a believer.
How far this position is removed from that of Catholic teaching!We have already seen how its fallacies have been condemned by the [First] Vatican Council. Later on, we shall see how these errors, combined with those which we have already mentioned, open wide the way to Atheism. Here it is well to note at once that, given this doctrine of experience united with that of symbolism, every religion, even that of paganism, must be held to be true. What is to prevent such experiences from being found in any religion? In fact, that they are so is maintained by not a few. On what grounds can Modernists deny the truth of an experience affirmed by a follower of Islam? Will they claim a monopoly of true experiences for Catholics alone?
Indeed, Modernists do not deny, but actually maintain, some confusedly, others frankly, that all religions are true. That they cannot feel otherwise is obvious. For on what ground, according to their theories, could falsity be predicated of any religion whatsoever? Certainly it would be either on account of the falsity of the religious sense or on account of the falsity of the formula pronounced by the mind. Now the religious sense, although it maybe more perfect or less perfect [acc. to the Modernists], is always one and the same; and the intellectual formula, in order to be true, has but to respond to the religious sense and to the believer, whatever be the intellectual capacity of the latter.
In the conflict between different religions, the most that Modernists can maintain is that the Catholic has more truth because it is more vivid, and that it deserves with more reason the name of Christian because it corresponds more fully with the origins of Christianity.
(Pope St. Pius X, Encyclical Pascendi, n. 14; underlining and paragraph breaks added.)
A few more quotes from genuine Catholic Popes on the subject of indifferentism will draw out further the stark contrast that exists between the drivel of the false shepherd Francis and the true Voice of St. Peter found in real Popes (all underlining added for emphasis):
Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is afflicted at present: indifferentism. This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as morality is maintained. Surely, in so clear a matter, you will drive this deadly error far from the people committed to your care. With the admonition of the apostle that “there is one God, one faith, one baptism” [Eph 4:5] may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that “those who are not with Christ are against Him,” [Lk 11:23] and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore “without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate” [Athanasian Creed]. Let them hear Jerome who, while the Church was torn into three parts by schism, tells us that whenever someone tried to persuade him to join his group he always exclaimed: “He who is for the See of Peter is for me.” A schismatic flatters himself falsely if he asserts that he, too, has been washed in the waters of regeneration. Indeed Augustine would reply to such a man: “The branch has the same form when it has been cut off from the vine; but of what profit for it is the form, if it does not live from the root?”
(Pope Gregory XVI, Encyclical Mirari Vos, n. 13)
Condemned: “Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true.”
Condemned: “Man may, in the observance of any religion whatever, find the way of eternal salvation, and arrive at eternal salvation.”
(Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, nn. 15-16)
Notice also that by no means was Francis simply “being nice” to unbelievers, as some might object. Rather, he explicitly encouraged them to remain in their unbelief, by using as their spiritual guide the blasphemous Koran, which they falsely believe to be inspired by God. He explicitly told them that their adherence (which he called “faith”) to the teachings of that diabolical document would produce for them spiritual benefit!
For Francis, this is just one more occasion of ensuring that those outside the Catholic Church will see no need to ever enter, despite the fact that the holy Catholic faith teaches dogmatically and infallibly that no salvation is had outside of the Church, the Ark of Salvation, just as no one was spared from the flood except those inside of Noah’s Ark, as Pope Pius IX taught in no uncertain terms:
Faith orders Us to hold that out of the Apostolic Roman Church no person can be saved, that it is the only ark of salvation, and that whoever will not enter therein shall perish in the waters of the deluge.
(Pope Pius IX, Allocution Singulari Quadam)
Yes, Faith does indeed require us to hold this, and it is this very Faith which Jorge Bergoglio does not possess or teach.
Likewise, the Council of Florence was rather unmistakable in its dogmatic proclamation on the necessity of dying united to the Catholic Church as a sine qua non condition for salvation:
[This council] firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become participants in eternal life, but will depart “into everlasting firewhich was prepared for the devil and his angels” [Matt. 25:41], unless before the end of life the same have been added to the flock; and that the unity of the ecclesiastical body is so strong that only to those remaining in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for salvation, and do fastings, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and exercises of Christian service produce eternal reward, and that no one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.
(Council of Florence, Decree Cantate Domino; Denz. 714; underlining added.)
Would anyone seriously assert that Francis believes this? Of course he doesn’t!
Back in July ’13, the Argentinian Antipope had already told Muslim refugees that the observance of Ramadan would bring them “abundant spiritual fruit”, and to the Jews he refuses to preach Christ because he believes they are still God’s Chosen People and have their own valid covenant with the Almighty, alongside the covenant instituted by Christ.
Even for atheists he has already hinted at salvation if they but “do good”, and to Catholics he said they need not be concerned about the Last Judgment but instead look forward to it with “joy.” (The only ones currently facing his wrath are the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate for simply preferring the Latin 1962 Missal.)
This is abominable. This is wicked. This is anti-Christ! The words of St. Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles, have perhaps never been more applicable than now:
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Jorge Bergoglio preaches a false gospel. Let him be anathema!