Omits Trinitarian formula altogether…
Francis opts for Old Testament Blessing at New Year’s Angelus
At the end of the Angelus prayer on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, the “Holy Father” Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) decided to nix the usual Catholic blessing invoking the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and replaced it with a blessing from the Old Testament found in Numbers 6:22-26:
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Say to Aaron and his sons: Thus shall you bless the children of Israel, and you shall say to them: The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. The Lord shew his face to thee, and have mercy on thee. The Lord turn his countenance to thee, and give thee peace.
This text was part of the first reading for the Novus Ordo liturgy of Jan. 1, and the papal impostor spoke about it during his Angelus address, saying: “And today the liturgy refers to the very ancient blessing with which the Jewish priests blessed the people…. The priest repeated God’s name, ‘Lord,’ thrice, extending his hand over the assembled people.”
Unfortunately, Bergoglio didn’t think it worth mentioning that the fact that the Lord’s name is invoked three times is a prefigurement of the Holy Trinity, just as is the threefold invocation of God as “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob” (Ex 3:6), and as is perhaps the visitation of Abraham by three angels who “appeared to him [as] three men” (see Gen 18:1-3). No, the Trinity does not make an appearance in Francis’ Jan. 1 Angelus at all, not even, as we just saw, in the final benediction.
The entire Angelus spectable of Jan. 1 can be viewed here:
The moment when Francis, according to protocol, was supposed to pronounce the Trinitarian blessing comes at the 10:34 min mark. Instead of making the Sign of the Cross with the words, “Et benedictio Dei omnipotentis, Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti descendat super vos et maneat semper”, Francis raises both of his hands and recites the Old Testament formula given in Numbers 6:24-26.
Afterwards, Francis went into his post-Angelus remarks, as is the custom. Naturally, he did not omit his trademark final comment, “Have a good lunch” (buon pranzo; at 13:46).
In a blog post of Jan. 4, the Italian Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli says Bergoglio conferred “a blessing without a blessing” (benedizione senza benedizione) and points out that the benediction formula given in Numbers 6 is used by the Waldensian heretics. It may just be coincidence, but Francis’ admiration for the Waldensians is no secret.
Now, of course there is nothing wrong in and of itself with using the blessing recorded by Moses in the book of Numbers. After all, the formula comes directly from God and it does not — indeed, it could not — deny that God is Three in One. But that’s not the issue.
The issue is not, per se, that Francis spoke a blessing from the Old Testament. Rather, the issue that he used this Old Testament blessing instead of the Trinitatian Christian one — “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Mt 28:19) –, which he omitted altogether, although it is necessarily superior (cf. 2 Cor 3:7-11; Heb 7:11). This is extremely disturbing, especially in light of Francis’ track record on blessings, his penchant for apostate Judaism, which denies the Trinity, and his countless heresies, errors, and blasphemies (all documented here).
What do we mean by his “track record on blessings”?
From the very beginning of his fake pontificate, Francis has shown an uncanny uncomfortableness with the Catholic way to confer priestly blessings, which always includes the making of the Sign of the Cross. Instead, the papal impostor typically just touches people’s heads (see an example here) or other parts of their bodies (such as here) while pronouncing no words at all.
A mere three days after his election in 2013, Francis told reporters gathered for an audience with him: “Given that many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church, and others are not believers, I give this blessing from my heart, in silence, to each one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you, but knowing that each one of you is a child of God”. In other words, the Holy Trinity had to take a back seat while the new “Pope” adored the golden calf of man and his ever-worshipful conscience.
Last September, speaking in front of a mixed audience in Palermo, Francis again omitted his benediction because “among you there are young Catholics, Christians, those of other religious traditions, and even some agnostics.” Although he did say he would “give the blessing to everyone”, he skipped it and merely prayed that God would bless all present — the way anyone else could have done just as well.
On the other hand, Mr. Bergoglio was quite content to use the proper Trinitarian way to confer a benediction when he blessed the adulterous union of the President of Colombia and his mistress! And of course Francis was only too happy to permit the Anglican Archlayman of Canterbury to confer an invalid Trinitarian blessing on him back in 2014.
Clearly, then, Francis has a veritable track record of sacrilegious chaos when it comes to blessings. This aversion to the proper Catholic clerical way to bless jibes quite well with the contempt he has shown on other occasions towards the Most Holy Trinity directly:
- Francis cracks blasphemous Joke about Holy Trinity
- Francis says “God does not exist” but “the Three Persons exist”
- Countering Francis’ Heresy against the Most Holy Trinity
- Francis says “God cannot be God without Man”
Some people are vying for the hottest place in hell, and Francis is a top contender.
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