How Francis has trashed the Mother of God…
Bergoglio blasphemes the Immaculate:
A Review of Sundry Examples
Yesterday, Dec. 8, Vatican News published a story entitled: “Pope entrusts sinners to Mary in prayer for Immaculate Conception”.
Clearly, it was time for Jorge Bergoglio (aka “Pope Francis”) to put on his Marian face again, for every so often this blaspheming apostate has to feign pious devotion to the Mother of God and other saints in order to help him keep the charade of being the Pope of the Catholic Church alive.
Are these words too harsh? By no means. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a good opportunity to review some instances where Francis has publicly attacked, denied, or otherwise dishonored the Immaculate Mother of God.
Example 1: Audience of September 11, 2013
We begin with his General Audience of Sep. 11, 2013. Francis compared the Catholic Church with the Blessed Mother — nothing wrong with that — but he put forward premises which, once they are connected, inevitably lead to the heretical and blasphemous conclusion that the Virgin Mary was not free from every stain of sin.
In order to give the full context of what he said, we will quote the entire relevant paragraph, underlining the portions that corroborate our thesis:
First of all a mother generates life, she carries her child in her womb for 9 months and then delivers him to life, giving birth to him. The Church is like this: she bears us in the faith, through the work of the Holy Spirit who makes her fertile, like the Virgin Mary. The Church and the Virgin Mary are mothers, both of them; what is said of the Church can be said also of Our Lady and what is said of Our Lady can also be said of the Church! Certainly faith is a personal act: “I believe”, I personally respond to God who makes himself known and wants to enter into friendship with me (cf. Lumen Fidei, n. 39). But the faith I receive from others, within a family, within a community that teaches me to say “I believe”, “we believe”. A Christian is not an island! We do not become Christians in a laboratory, we do not become Christians alone and by our own effort, since the faith is a gift, it is a gift from God given to us in the Church and through the Church. And the Church gives us the life of faith in Baptism: that is the moment in which she gives birth to us as children of God, the moment she gives us the life of God, she engenders us as a mother would. If you go to the Baptistery of St John Lateran, beside the Pope’s Cathedral, inside it there is an inscription in Latin which reads more or less: “Here is born a people of divine lineage, generated by the Holy Spirit who makes these waters life-giving; Mother Church gives birth to her children within these waves”. This makes us understand something important: our taking part in the Church is not an exterior or formal fact, it is not filling out a form they give us; it is an interior and vital act; one does not belong to the Church as one belongs to a society, to a party or to any other organization. The bond is vital, like the bond you have with your mother, because, as St Augustine says, “The Church is truly the mother of Christians” (De moribus Ecclesiae, I, 30, 62-63: PL 32, 1336). Let us ask ourselves: how do I see the Church? As I am grateful to my parents for giving me life, am I grateful to the Church for generating me in the faith through Baptism? How many Christians remember the date of their Baptism? I would like to ask you here, but each of you respond in you heart: how many of you remember the date of your Baptism? A few people raise their hands, but many others do not remember! But the date of your Baptism is the day of our birth in the Church, the date on which our mother Church gave us life! And now I leave you with some homework. When you go home today, go and find out what the date of your Baptism is, and then celebrate it, thank the Lord for this gift. Are you going to do it? Do we love the Church as we love our mothers, also taking into account her defects? All mothers have defects, we all have defects, but when we speak of our mother’s defects we gloss over them, we love her as she is. And the Church also has her defects: but we love her just as a mother. Do we help her to be more beautiful, more authentic, more in harmony with the Lord? I leave you with these questions, but don’t forget your homework: go find the date of your Baptism, carry it in your heart and celebrate it.
(Antipope Francis, General Audience, Vatican.va, Sep. 11, 2013; italics given; underlining added.)
It doesn’t take a genius to put two and two together here: First Bergoglio tells us that what is said of the Church can also be said of Our Lady, and then he asserts that the Church has defects we must gloss over. The implication is obvious and inescapable — and it is heresy.
It is heresy not only against the Immaculate Conception (see Pope Pius IX, Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus) but also against the Church, for God’s own Revelation tells us that God’s Church is “a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but … holy, and without blemish” (Eph 5:27). Besides, in the ancient Apostles’ Creed, we profess our belief in “the holy Catholic Church” (Denz. 1), and Pope Pius XI referred to her as “the immaculate spouse of Christ, and … perfect teacher” (Encyclical Divini Illius Magistri, n. 101). Quotations to the same effect could be multiplied, but these suffice.
Thus far our first example of Francis’ diabolically clever attack against the Mother of God, subtly undermining belief in her Immaculate Conception. A most egregious and direct attack on Mary Most Pure, however, came later the same year.
Example 2: Homily of December 20, 2013
The next example comes from a homily he preached at his daily worship meal at the Casa Santa Marta on Dec. 20, 2013, right before Christmas. Vatican Radio presented a summary with copious quotations:
The Mother of Jesus was the perfect icon of silence. From the proclamation of her exceptional maternity at Calvary. The Pope said he thinks about “how many times she remained quiet and how many times she did not say that which she felt in order to guard the mystery of her relationship with her Son,” up until the most raw silence “at the foot of the cross”.
“The Gospel does not tell us anything: if she spoke a word or not… She was silent, but in her heart, how many things [she] told the Lord! ‘You, that day, this and the other that we read, you had told me that he would be great, you had told me that you would have given him the throne of David, his forefather, that he would have reigned forever and now I see him there!’ Our Lady was human! And perhaps she even had the desire to say: ‘Lies! I was deceived!’ John Paul II would say this, speaking about Our Lady in that moment. But she, with her silence, hid the mystery that she did not understand and with this silence allowed for this mystery to grow and blossom in hope.”
(“Pope: Silence Guards one’s Relationship with God”, Vatican Radio, Dec. 20, 2013; underlining added.)
What revolting blasphemy! Jorge Bergoglio is a son of Satan, a child from hell!
Interestingly enough, the report of this scandalous and blasphemous homily published by the Vatican’s own newspaper, Osservatore Romano, chose to omit this portion: “Our Lady was human! And perhaps she even had the desire to say: ‘Lies! I was deceived!’” Why might that be?
Having been sinless throughout her entire life, it was of course wholly impossible for the Blessed Virgin Mary to have had the least voluntary thought or desire contrary to God’s Law, and accusing or even suspecting God of deceiving her would certainly fall into that category.
Likewise, it is utterly unthinkable that the Mother of Sorrows, who “has been associated by Jesus Christ in the work of redemption” (Pope Pius X, Encyclical Ad Diem Illum, n. 14), could have doubted that Calvary was the fulfillment of the mission of her Divine Son:
We must never forget that our Lady was a willing victim. Never was a murmur heard to fall from her lips. There was never a murmur in her heart. Her will was as perfectly at one with the Will of the Divine Victim dying upon the Cross, as it is possible for the will of the creature to be attuned in suffering to the Will of the Creator. She consented as freely, as fully on Calvary to the Passion of Christ, as at Nazareth she had consented to His Incarnation. During the three hours of the first Good Friday, our Lady never wavered. ‘Be it done unto me according to Thy Word’ still expressed all that she would say. Everything was left by her to God. For us men and for our salvation she offered her Son without reserve, and thus was granted to her that which shall be hers for ever, her special place, by itself apart, in the work of man’s Redemption.
(O. R. Vassall-Phillips, The Mother of Christ; Or, the Blessed Virgin Mary in Catholic Tradition, Theology, and Devotion, 2nd ed. [London: Burns Oates & Washbourne LTD, 1922], pp. 121-122)
This is Catholicism, and not Bergoglio’s sickening drivel!
Francis’ idea of what the Blessed Virgin “perhaps desired to say” is eerily reminiscent of what Eve said to God after being called upon to give a reason for why she had eaten of the forbidden fruit: “The serpent deceived me, and I did eat” (Gen 3:13). But the Blessed Mother is the New Eve, that is, the Counter-Eve, the reverse of Eve, inasmuch as, unlike Eve, Mary was perfectly obedient to God, so much so that Eve’s “No” to God by eating the forbidden fruit was counteracted by Mary’s “Fiat Mihi” — “Let it be done unto me” (Lk 1:38). In fact, the name Eva (Latin for Eve) beautifully reverses as Ave, as in “Ave Maria” (Lk 1:28).
To say, therefore, that the Blessed Virgin could have even so much as entertained the thought of God having lied to her, when the devil is the Father of Lies (Jn 8:44) and God is the Source of all Truth (Jn 14:6), is beyond sickening. It is essentially putting in the mind of the Most Pure Mother of God what was in the mind of Eve when she doubted God’s Word and succumbed to the lies of the devil, thus committing the first sin (see Gen 3:1-6).
Example 3: Act of Dedication of July 10, 2015
Our next case in point is connected to Francis’ trip to Bolivia in the summer of 2015, when Socialist President Evo Morales gave Bergoglio a Marxist crucifix — Christ nailed to a hammer and sickle, the symbols of Communism — as a welcome gift. Francis happily received it and later clarified that he was not at all offended by it. Long-time readers may recall the outrage and controversy over Francis’ comments upon seeing the thing:
- BLASPHEMY: Francis receives Gift of Christ crucified on Hammer & Sickle
- Commie Crucifix Kerfuffle: What did Francis say to the Bolivian President?
- Surprise! Francis Downplays Blasphemy, says “Not Offended” by Hammer-and-Sickle Crucifix
Nevertheless, Francis found a way to one-up the Communist head-of-state: He dedicated a pendant Morales had given him, which likewise included a depiction of Christ crucified on hammer and sickle, to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Vatican’s press office released the following remarks by Francis, including a prayer of dedication:
The President of the Nation, in a gesture of cordiality, was kind enough to offer me two honours on behalf of the people of Bolivia. I give thanks for the affection of the Bolivian people and I give thanks for the President’s kind gesture, and I would like to leave these two honours to the Patroness of Bolivia, the Mother of this noble Nation, that she may always remember her people, and that from Bolivia, from this Shrine where I would like them to remain, may she also remember the Successor of Peter and the whole Church, and from Bolivia may she care for them.
[Turning in prayer to the Virgin]
Mother of the Saviour, Our Mother, you, Queen of Bolivia, from the height of your Shrine in Copacabana, attend to the prayers and the needs of your children, especially the poor and abandoned, and protect them.
Receive as a gift from the heart of Bolivia and my filial affection the symbols of affection and closeness that — on behalf of the Bolivian people — Mr President Evo Morales Ayma presented to me with cordial and generous affection, on the occasion of this Apostolic Journey, which I entrusted to your solicitous intercession.
I ask that these honours, which I leave here in Bolivia at your feet, and which recall the nobility of the flight of the Condor in the skies of the Andes and the commemorated sacrifice of Father Luis Espinal, SJ, may be emblems of the everlasting love and persevering gratitude of the Bolivian people for your solicitous and intense tenderness. At this moment, Mother, I place in your heart my prayers for all the many petitions of your children, which I have received in these days: I beg you to hear them; give them your encouragement and protection, and manifest to the whole of Bolivia your tenderness as woman and Mother of God, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
(Antipope Francis, Remarks on the Occasion of the Presentation of Two Decorative Honors to Our Lady of Copacabana, Vatican.va, July 10, 2015)
Francis’ prayer may sound devout and sincere, but here the prophet Isaias’ warning comes to mind, quoted by our Blessed Lord: “This people honoureth me with their lips: but their heart is far from me” (Mt 15:8; cf. Is 29:13). Far indeed, for what Francis here refers to as a great honor that recalls “the commemorated sacrifice of Father Luis Espinal, SJ” is a most disgusting insult to Jesus Christ our Lord, to His Sacred Passion and Death, and to His infinite Love. And with this sickening dedication, the same insult was extended also to the Blessed Mother herself. Now none other than the “Pope” has associated her and her Divine Son with the cruel and murderous scourge of Socialism and Communism, two systems condemned by Popes Leo XIII and Pius XI (see, for example, the papal encyclicals Quod Apostolici Muneris, Rerum Novarum, and Divini Redemptoris), among others.
Example 4: Christmas Greetings of December 21, 2018
The final example of Francis’ attacks on the Virgin Mother of God we will look at is found in his Christmas greetings to Vatican City employees given on Dec. 21, 2018. The Argentinian apostate said:
Our Lady and Saint Joseph are full of joy: they look at the Child Jesus and they are happy because, after a thousand worries, they have accepted this gift of God, with so much faith and so much love. They are “overflowing” with holiness and therefore with joy. And you will tell me: of course! They are Our Lady and Saint Joseph! Yes, but let us not think it was easy for them: saints are not born, they become thus, and this is true for them too.
(Antipope Francis, Christmas Greetings to Employees, Vatican.va, Dec. 21, 2018; underlining added.)
The fact that Francis suggests that it wasn’t until after some kind of interior struggle that Holy Mary and St. Joseph (finally) “accepted this gift of God”, is troubling and blasphemous enough. This alone would probably suffice to accuse him of heresy. But he goes much further. He explicitly says that it was not easy for them to be joyful at the Birth of Christ because this required holiness that they had not received from birth but had to acquire over time!
Needless to say, it is most certainly generally true that saints are not born but made over time, with penance and prayer, enabled and aided by the grace of God (cf. Mt 11:30). However, the Blessed Virgin Mary is an exception in that she was perfectly holy from the very beginning of her existence due to her special fullness of grace (see Lk 1:28) given her by God as a singular privilege — and this is a dogma defined by Pope Pius IX in 1854.
So, not only was the Blessed Virgin Mary born a saint, she was conceived one, too. In other words, she has always been a saint, even from the very first moment of her existence. There was never an instant in which she existed without this fullness of grace; at no point was she ever under the dominion of the devil. This was already hinted at right after the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel” (Gen 3:15).
But Francis has stated before that to him, “full of grace” does not mean “full of virtue” or holiness, but “full of beauty, gratuitousness” — whatever that is supposed to mean.
Before we conclude, we must note that it is certainly true that Francis has also said beautiful and orthodox things about the Blessed Mother and her Immaculate Conception. Of course he has — that’s precisely how the most insidious heretics like him operate.
Being a dangerous Modernist, Bergoglio is two-faced: He will affirm in one sentence what he denies in the next. The apostate from Buenos Aires is like the heretic Nestorius, who “expressed himself in a plethora of words, mixing true things with others that were obscure; mixing at times one with the other in such a way that he was also able to confess those things which were denied while at the same time possessing a basis for denying those very sentences which he confessed” (Pope Pius VI, Apostolic Constitution Auctorem Fidei, preamble; cf. Pope St. Pius X, Encyclical Pascendi, nn. 4, 18).
Let no one, therefore, deceive you by appealing to Francis’ orthodox passages, claiming that they demonstrate him to be a Catholic. They do not.
They merely show that what we have here is a heretic of the most noxious sort.
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