We ask, you decide!
365 Days of FRANCIS:
What Was the Worst?
It’s been a full year since March 13, 2013, that fateful day when “Cardinal” Jean-Louis Tauran stepped out on the balcony of St. Peter’s and announced the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as “Pope Francis.” The moment the Argentine apostate appeared, the mayhem began, and we have chronicled the highlights — or lowlights, to be more precise — every step of the way. To review the facts about Rev. Bergoglio, please access our “Pope Francis” Page here; a review of our Novus Ordo Wire blog posts will provide additional insights.
It didn’t take long before we predicted that eventually Francis would be informally known as the “Chaos Pope” (see our tweet of April 3, 2013), and though one mainstream Novus Ordo blog had already done so without our knowing it (see here), we ourselves adopted for him the nickname “Chaos Frank”, and with good reason: The first 365 days of Francis have been nothing short of chaotic, even by Novus Ordo standards. At first in denial about the writing on the wall, and attempting various excuses for their new “Holy Father”, the folks over at The Remnant could no longer bear it after half a year and finally turned on Francis.
During the past 12 months, barely a day passed when Francis didn’t do or say something outrageous, scandalous, heretical, erroneous, novel, blasphemous, impious, or sacrilegious. So now that the first year is up, we thought it appropriate to take a moment and ask our visitors for their input:
Out of all the terrible things Francis has said and done in his first year, which of them do you think was the worst?
This is not an easy question to answer when you recall to mind the following twelve Bergoglian whoppers. Which of these do you think “took the cake”? Click on each one to see details behind the story, then proceed to vote in the poll that follows underneath.
- No. 1: Francis says “There is No Catholic God”
- No. 2: Francis’ tyranny against the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate
- No. 3: Francis’ heretical claim that Faith without Charity is not True Faith
- No. 4: Francis’ insinuation that Christ’s Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves was just a Parable
- No. 5: Francis calls counting prayers for a spiritual bouquet a “Pelagian” idea
- No. 6: Francis tells his faithful there is no need to fear the Last Judgment
- No. 7: Francis’ heretical claim that today’s Jews are still God’s Chosen People and the Old Covenant is still valid
- No. 8: Francis says “Proselytism is solemn nonsense; it makes no sense”
- No. 9: Francis says the biggest problem facing the world today is the unemployment of the youth and the loneliness of the elderly
- No. 10: Francis dismisses the popularity of the Traditional Latin Mass among the young as just a “fad” that the youth are “addicted” to
- No. 11: Francis says “If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge that person?”
- No. 12: Francis’ remark that the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Foot of the Cross may have thought to herself that perhaps God lied to her about the destiny of her Divine Son
Poll is closed. Results below:
Yes, there are many other things we could have listed here, but we decided to keep it to a total of 12 choices.
In the past 12 months, Jorge Bergoglio has proven himself to be a perfect blend of at least the first four of his five predecessors of infelicitous memory combined: He has the down-to-earth attitude and affability of John XXIII, he loves Modernist hippie theology and liturgical ugliness as much as Paul VI, he loathes the display of papal ceremony like John Paul I, and he loves theological novelty and the adulation of the crowds as much as John Paul II did. He does seem to be quite different from Benedict XVI in externals; however, he shares the same Modernism with him, the only difference being that Bergoglio typically does not seek to hide it under traditional vestments, scholarly-sounding language, and deceitful maneuvers like Summorum Pontificum. (For why “Moderate Liberals” are worse than “Extreme Liberals”, see Fr. Felix Sarda’s excellent Liberalism is a Sin, Chapter 16; this book was endorsed by the Vatican’s Congregation of the Index under Pope Leo XIII.)
So now one year is up, and God Almighty only knows how many more there will be to come for Mr. Bergoglio – and for all of us. If you’re still stuck in the Vatican II Sect masquerading as the Catholic Church of our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ, please check out the links below, and join us in praying “that the Church of Darkness will leave Rome” (Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich).
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