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Stiff-Kneed on Demand:
Francis’ Kneeling Problem
Right from the beginning of his false pontificate, we’ve been hearing that “Pope” Francis is unable to genuflect, which is why he merely bows after the “consecration” when he offers the Novus Ordo worship service. Likewise, we’ve been told, he is unable to kneel, at least without a kneeler, and this is because of arthritis or some other health issue he suffers from.
But, it turns out, this is not exactly true. Somehow Jorge Bergoglio can turn his kneeling ability on and off as desired — and the lever is usually firmly set to “off” whenever kneeling before Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is called for (although the “Eucharist” in the Novus Ordo Church is not valid, this is beside the point, because Francis and his crew claim to believe it to be valid).
This was especially evident in this year’s Corpus Christi celebration in the Vatican. Corpus Christi is the Church’s great solemn commemoration of the institution of the Most Holy Eucharist by our Blessed Lord and a celebration of gratitude for His Real Presence. This year, not only did Francis not genuflect (which was expected) after the “consecration”, he did not even bow after the “consecration” of the bread — and offered a hanging head after the “consecration” of the wine. After the service, the “Blessed Sacrament” was put into a monstrance and driven (yes!) to an altar outside St. Mary Major, set up specifically for adoration and benediction. Francis, of course, did not even bother to get on the vehicle with the Monstrance but had someone else do it while he just showed up at St. Mary Major at the appropriate time. Then, for benediction at the outdoor altar, a comfortable kneeler was waiting for the “Pope” there, who decided not to use it — he simply remained standing while everyone else knelt in adoration (excepting his master of ceremonies). Here is the Vatican’s video of the May 26 ceremonies:
Oh, surely this is all because he is simply unable to kneel, right?! The arthritis!
Well, not exactly. Mr. Bergoglio is quite able to kneel whenever he wants to. So, for example, he kneels before Protestants who offer him a “blessing” (see 40:53 mark here); he kneels before and lauds Anglican pseudo-martyrs; he kneels to make a public spectacle of his “humility” by flaunting his going to confession in St. Peter’s (see how quickly he can kneel on his own at 0:19 here); he endorses “doing theology while kneeling”; he says we should all “kneel before the poor”; and, of course, he is happy to kneel the whole time while washing the feet of twelve people, including infidels, on Holy Thursday — a yearly spectacle he places special emphasis on, totally eclipsing the primary reason we commemorate Holy Thursday at all.
And yet, when it comes to the Holy Eucharist, Francis’ knees give out — the poor guy needs a chair:
Francis bows to man but not to God because he preaches the false gospel of man and not the Gospel of Jesus Christ (cf. Gal 1:8-9). But our Lord will not be mocked: “For it is written: As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God” (Rom 14:11).
We put a meme together to show Francis’ telling double-standard — feel free to share it with your friends and family (click image to enlarge):
Clearly, Francis does not only have a stiff neck (cf. Acts 7:51; Ex 32:9; Bar 2:30) but also stiff knees. At least whenever he wants to.