Bergoglio breaks the Semi-Trads: Is the Fence-Sitting coming to an End?
Good news, everyone: It seems more and more semi-traditionalists are finally at the breaking point with Jorge Bergoglio. His recent apology tour for indigenous Canadians seems to have put some people over the edge. During this trip, the man otherwise known by his stage name, “Pope Francis”, did not just unload heaps of the expected ideological blather, he also participated in a pagan smudge ceremony petitioning the “western grandmother” for “access to the sacred circle of spirits”.
Fr. Bernard Wullener’s Dictionary of Scholastic Philosophy defines the concept of essence as follows: “what a thing is; the internal principles whereby a thing is what it is and has its specific perfections; quiddity; internal constitution of a thing” (p.… READ MORE
On those ‘Spiritual Dangers’ of Sedevacantism:
A Reply to Eric Sammons
It is evident that, as of late, Sedevacantism has been on the minds of many “semi-traditionalists” (our moniker for those who take a “recognize-the-Pope-as-valid-but-resist-his-bad-teachings-and-laws” approach to the current situation), and it is easy to see why. Sedevacantism is the elephant in the room that is staring everyone in the face, while the “Francis papacy” forces the old recognize-and-resist narrative to collapse like a house of cards under the weight of its own ever more obvious absurdity.
Thus it is not surprising that we have recently seen a truckload of anti-sedevacantist material being pumped out on various semi-trad web sites, among which is an article by Eric Sammons that warns readers to beware of the “spiritual dangers” that are supposedly found in Sedevacantism:
In case the name doesn’t ring a bell, Scalfari was the founder and editor (1976-1996) of the left-leaning Italian paper La Repubblica, the only newspaper Francis says he reads. Baptized a Catholic, Scalfari subsequently lost the Faith and became an apostate.… READ MORE
Francis on Biden’s Extreme Abortion Support:
“I leave it to his Conscience and that he speaks to his Bishop”!
Since late June, there has been a flurry of wide-ranging interviews with “Pope” Francis (Jorge Bergoglio), lest your summer should be calm and peaceful and, worst of all, Bergoglio-free.
The latest one is the fourth in quick succession, and was conducted and released by the Mexican-American TelevisaUnivision. In the United States it aired yesterday, July 11, on Univision.
The entire conversation, conducted in Bergoglio’s native language, Spanish, lasted two hours, and it underscores once more that the apostate from Buenos Aires likes nothing more than to hear himself talk, offering his infinite wisdom to this poor world.… READ MORE
Jorge Bergoglio and the “Art” of Celebrating the Novus Ordo Liturgy
Then-“Cardinal” Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 25, 2008 (Photo by Emiliano Lasalvia/LatinContent via Getty Images)
On June 29, 2022, the Jesuit apostate Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) issued a so-called Apostolic Letter, entitled Desiderio Desideravi. The title is taken from the holy Words of our Lord Jesus Christ at the beginning of the Last Supper: “With desire I have desired to eat this pasch with you, before I suffer” (Lk 22:15).
The subject matter with which this letter concerns itself is that of the Sacred Liturgy, or, in Vatican II speak: “on the liturgical formation of the People of God”.… READ MORE
The Vatican and the Ecumenical Movement:
From Stern Condemnation to Enthusiastic Approval
The Second Vatican Council in session (image: manhai/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; cropped)
The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) is the Modernist robber synod that was presided over by Angelo Roncalli (“Pope John XXIII”) and Giovanni Battista Montini (“Pope Paul VI”) to usher in the new religion that has since replaced Catholicism not only in the Vatican but also in all dioceses and religious orders under its jurisdiction.
To this very day there are still people who claim that the documents released by this fateful assembly, typically abbreviated as “Vatican II”, do not represent a genuine rupture in Catholic doctrine compared to the prior magisterium of 1,900 years.… READ MORE
Funny how every time the semi-trads try to make a 'Passion of the Church' analogy fit, they always forget that in such an analogy, the Pope would be Christ, not St. Peter! When the Church is persecuted, the Pope is the VICTIM, not the perpetrator! #fsspx
Kennedy Hall custom-manufactures a flawed 'Passion of the Church' analogy to fit the semi-trad #SSPX position - A false analogy to circumvent #Catholic teaching on the Papacy. Convenient! And by the way: Francis isn't St. Peter - he's Judas. #catholic
'Techno Mass' for Easter: Diocese of Feldkirch, Austria, has a special Easter Vigil service for people aged 18-30: https://cathcon.blogspot.com/2023/03/your-personal-invitation-to-techno.html "Life is defined by the rhythm of the pulse, like in techno music", and Easter celebrates life, so there! 🤦🏼♂️ #catholic #CatholicTwitter
@irishmirage <<< from those who have successfully evangelized Muslims in the past. You will also need to have a pretty good grasp of what he believes, what kind of Muslim he is, etc. Then you need to be well instructed in how to answer objections from Muslims.
The Vatican II Effect: "Almost 42% of the ['Catholic'] respondents said God’s covenant with the Jews remains intact, echoing what #Catholic teaching has consistently affirmed following the Second Vatican Council..." - #CatholicTwitter
Italian TV reports 'Card.' Leonardi Sandri “knew already on Monday” that he would have to lead Palm Sunday liturgy for #PopeFrancis... health situation "increasingly indecipherable" on account of conflicting info - #CatholicTwitter #vatican