Six minutes of insufferable drivel…
Psychobabble on Steroids:
Reflecting on Death, Francis blabbers Inanities at Young
Although he loves to talk about “preaching the Gospel”, the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio, currently occupying Vatican City under the pseudonym “Pope Francis”, refuses to do precisely that whenever the opportunity presents itself.
The latest case in point is his video message to participants of the 4th World Meeting of Young People sponsored by Scholas Occurrentes, a beloved pet project of his going back to his days in Buenos Aires.
On Oct. 31, the Vatican released the 6-minute clip, in which Francis supposedly “reflects on the meaning of death”. Appropriately for Halloween, what the papal impostor produced is nothing short of scary. See for yourselves:
Vatican Radio has provided the following English translation via Zenit:
Dear young people of Scholas Occurrentes gathered from so many nations of the world, I celebrate with you the end of this meeting. I want to stop there. I wish to dwell on this: the end.
What would become of this encounter if it did not have an end? Perhaps it wouldn’t even be an encounter. And what would become of this life if it did not also have its end?
I know some will say: “Father, don’t put on a funeral face.” But let us think this through. I know from a good source that you kept the question of death burning throughout this entire experience. You played, thought, and created out of your differences.
Good! I celebrate and thank you for this. Because, you know what? The question of death is really a question about life. And keeping the question of death open, perhaps, is the greatest human responsibility towards the question of life.
Just as words are born out of silence and return to it, allowing us to hear their meanings, so it is with life. This may sound somewhat paradoxical, but… It is death that allows life to remain alive!
It is the end goal that allows a story to be written, a painting to be painted, two bodies to embraced. But watch out, the end goal is not found only at the end. Perhaps we should pay attention to each small purpose of everyday life. Not only at the end of the story – we never know when it ends – but at the end of each word, at the end of each silence, of each page that is being written. Only a life that is conscious of the fact that this exact instant will end works to make it eternal.
On the other hand, death reminds us that it is impossible to be, understand, and encompass everything. It comes as a slap in the face to our illusion of omnipotence. It teaches us throughout life to engage ourselves with mystery. This gives us confidence to jump into the void and to realize that we will not fall, that we will not sink, and that there is always Someone there to catch us. Both before and after the end.
The “not knowing” part of this question results in fragility that opens us to listening to and meeting other people. It is that rising above the commotion that calls us to create something, and urges us to come together to celebrate it.
Lastly, the question of death has driven different communities, peoples, and cultures to be formed throughout the ages and throughout all lands. These are stories that have fought in so many places to stay alive, while others were never born. That is why today, perhaps as never before, we should touch on this question.
The world is already formed, and everything is already explained. There is no room for open questions. Is that true? It is true, but it is also not true. That is our world. It is already fully-formed, and there is no place for unanswered questions. In a world that worships autonomy, self-sufficiency, and self-realization, there seems to be no place for the other. Our world of plans and infinite acceleration – always speeding up – does not allow for interruptions. So the worldly culture that enslaves also tries to put us to sleep so we forget what it means to stop at last.
But the very oblivion of death is also its beginning. And a culture that forgets death begins to die within. He who forgets death has already begun to die.
That is why I thank you so much! Because you have had the courage to confront this question and to pass – with your own bodies – through the three deaths that, by emptying us, fill us with life! The ‘death’ of every instant. The death of the ego. The death of one world gives way to a new one.
Remember, if death is not to have the last word, it is because in life we learned to die for one another.
Finally, I would like to thank especially World ORT and each one of the people and institutions that made possible this activity in which the culture of encounter has become tangible.
I ask each of you please, each in his own way, each according to his own convictions: don’t forget to pray for me. Thank you.
(Source; italics given.)
This text really speaks for itself. All the false pope says is related to the temporal world. The supernatural order, especially our supernatural end (i.e. the reason why God created us to begin with), is not mentioned at all. In fact, the following words and concepts are strikingly absent: God, Jesus Christ, soul, grace, Beatific Vision, judgment, heaven, hell, purgatory, penance, mortification, virtue, sin, vice, or supernatural happiness.
Instead, Francis’ musings include utterly magniloquent assertions that make a mockery of Catholicism and are ultimately devoid of substantial meaning, such as: “It is that rising above the commotion that calls us to create something, and urges us to come together to celebrate it”; “This gives us confidence to jump into the void and to realize that we will not fall, that we will not sink, and that there is always Someone there to catch us”; “…the three deaths that, by emptying us, fill us with life[:] The ‘death’ of every instant. The death of the ego. The death of one world gives way to a new one.” And his understanding of Eternal Life he manifests by these words: “Only a life that is conscious of the fact that this exact instant will end works to make it eternal.” All of this gobbledygook is fittingly responded to with one single word: whatever!
Thus, it is clear that what Francis offers to the unsuspecting young in this video is most certainly not a Catholic reflection on death. To see what Francis could have said to the youths instead, even in very condensed form, it is useful to consult some unquestionably Catholic resources on death, for proper contrast:
- “The Frequent Consideration of Death”, a sermon by Fr. Francis Hunolt
- “Careful Preparation for Death”, a sermon by Fr. Francis Hunolt
- “The Sinner at Death” by St. Alphonsus Liguori
- “Time is now No More” by St. Alphonsus Liguori
- “Death is Certain and Uncertain”, a sermon by St. Alphonsus Liguori
- “On the Death of the Sinner”, a sermon by St. Alphonsus Liguori
- “On the Death of the Just”, a sermon by St. Alphonsus Liguori
- “On the Practical Death”, a sermon by St. Alphonsus Liguori
- “On Death”, an exhortation by St. John Vianney
- Preparation for Death, a book by St. Alphonsus Liguori
- Sermons on the Four Last Things (vol. 1), a book by Fr. Francis Hunolt
Also, be sure to listen to the following powerful sermon, “Preparation for Death”, preached by Bp. Donald Sanborn in 2011:
Could the contrast between a Catholic reflection on death and the Naturalist psycho-drivel spouted by “Pope” Francis be any clearer?
Some will object that Francis spoke to an interreligious audience, not a Catholic one. That may be true but is ultimately of no consequence, for although the approach must be different in such a case, the core message cannot be any different. A Pope’s job is to preach Jesus Christ and His holy Gospel — “unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness” (1 Cor 1:23) –, not to proclaim a lowest-common denominator message that could just as well have been delivered by a Masonic Grand Master, by the head of the local Kiwanis chapter, or by the leader of the American Psychological Association. That is what the Apostles did (see Acts 5:42), and they did so because that is what our Blessed Lord had commissioned them to do (see Mt 28:19-20; Mk 16:15-16).
For Francis, Naturalist claptrap about death is nothing new. Recall what the Jesuit apostate, who once spent six months in therapy with a Jewish psychoanalyst, said about death a year and a half ago:
- A Perfect Example of Naturalism: Francis reflects on Death without mentioning Judgment, Heaven, or Hell
His TED talk in 2017 was likewise filled with Naturalist bunk:
Bergoglio loves buzzwords. If at least they were Catholic buzzwords, that wouldn’t be much of a problem; however, his lingo is thoroughly secular and derived from Freemasonry, psychology, sociology, politics, phenomenology, existentialism, humanism, and a whole lot of other “-isms” that do not begin with “Catholic-“. Thus, while one can and must accuse Francis of a lot of things, concealing his apostasy is not one of them.
According to Zenit, “Scholas Occurrentes is an International Organization of Pontifical Right present in 190 countries of five Continents that, through its network, encompasses half a million schools and educational networks. Its mission is to achieve the integration of all students worldwide through technological, sports and artistic proposals that promote education from the culture of encounter.”
Bergoglio has said before that secular “education” is more important to him than Catholic Faith, hope, and charity: “If there is a child that is hungry and has no education, what should matter to us is that he gets food and education. I don’t care if this education is given by Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox or Jews. What matters is that this child receives an education and ceases to be hungry” (source). Such a statement is outrageous, of course.
In 1832, Pope Gregory XVI explicitly rejected the idea “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” (Encyclical Mirari Vos, n. 13). It is better not to be educated at all and be a Catholic, than to be raised and educated in a false religion; for “without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb 11:6).
Bergoglio’s indifferentist attitude is entirely consistent with that of a Modernist, for whom religious truth is an opinion at best, rather than objective certainty revealed and guaranteed by God Himself. In 1907, Pope St. Pius X condemned the following Modernist error: “The dogmas which the Church professes as revealed are not truths fallen from heaven, but they are a kind of interpretation of religious facts, which the human mind by a laborious effort prepared for itself” (Decree Lamentabili Sane, n. 22; Denz. 2022).
Francis is a Naturalist through and through. This was also very evident in the embarrassing “Ten Tips for Happiness” he gave in 2014, in which God did not even make so much as a cameo appeacrance. For Bergoglio, the supernatural, if it is admitted at all, is almost always placed at the service of the natural or at least subordinated to it. Certainly, God exists, but He is there to solve our problems, make us feel good, and forgive our sins. Jesus Christ is important only insofar as we see Him in the beggar, the unemployed, and the elderly. Even a reflection on death itself this false pope keeps entirely horizontal: Death is all about this world, about relating to other people, about “creating” and jumping into some void. Eternity is at best an afterthought, and only “according to [your] own convictions”.
Francis continually tempts men to keep their eyes fixed on the temporal, thus leading them into a great danger warned against by Christ in the parable of the sower: “And others there are who are sown among thorns: these are they that hear the word, and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things entering in choke the word, and it is made fruitless” (Mk 4:18-19).
St. John the Evangelist even tied this nearly exclusive focus on the natural world to the movement that will culminate in the appearance of the Antichrist:
And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus, is not of God: and this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh, and he is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome him. Because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore of the world they speak, and the world heareth them.
(1 John 4:3-5)
Do “Pope” Francis’ words not entirely “dissolve Jesus”? Not only those in his Oct. 31 message to the young on death, of course, but throughout his false pontificate, especially in his Abu Dhabi declaration and the conclusions he draws from it.
The apostate Bergoglio is not a true shepherd but a hireling, who “hath no care for the sheep” (Jn 10:13). St. Paul warned us of people like him: “For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ” (2 Cor 11:13).
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