Another day, another heresy…
At Eucharistic Congress, Francis says we must
worship ‘the Lord Present in the Bread’
It just never ends. No matter how much blather he has unloaded in his 9+ years as “Pope Francis” so far, the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio always has more to offer.
Yesterday, Sep. 24, 2022, the papal pretender caused needless carbon dioxide emissions in Assisi, Italy, when he traveled there to tell the participants in an Economy of Francesco event: “Good living is that mysticism that aboriginal peoples teach us to have in relationship with the earth” (source; our translation). Then he proceeded to unload lots of “cry of the poor” and “cry of the earth” Liberation Theology on them.
Back in 2019, during the infamous
Pachamama Amazon Synod, the world got a good glimpse of the treasures of indigenous “mysticism” in the Roman Santa Maria in Traspontina church, just outside the Vatican. We recall that under the cynical slogan, “Everything is connected” (Antipope Francis, Encyclical Laudato Si’, n. 91), there was exhibited there a poster of a topless woman giving suck to an animal while holding a baby in her other arm:
- Photo of woman breastfeeding a weasel looks like a diabolical mockery of the Madonna and Child (Life Site)
CAUTION! Provocative images
Today, Sep. 25, 2022, Francis traveled to Matera, Italy, for the closing of a Eucharistic Congress there (video). Now no longer able to preside over the Novus Ordo worship service himself, the false pope nevertheless preached the sermon:
- Antipope Francis, Sermon for the Closing of the 27th National Eucharistic Congress, Sep. 25, 2022 (Italian)
(The Vatican has been failing as of late in providing timely official translations into other languages, especially English, and so we’ve had to use alternate ways to get the text translated, mainly through the excellent DeepL, which we recommend highly, and the snippets provided by Vatican News.)
A Sermon filled with Bread
In Francis’ Sep. 25 homily there was one keyword that kept reappearing again and again, and more frequently than any other. It was the word BREAD (pane). Bergoglio managed to use “bread” as many as 18 times in a text of roughly 1,500 words in English translation.
In fact, the fake pope began his discourse by claiming that the Lord “mak[es] bread for us” at “his table” — a rather perplexing assertion. The fact that the Gospel reading for the day was that of the rich man and Lazarus (see Lk 16:19-31) gives him some cover there, inasmuch as verse 21 speaks of “the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table….” That parable, of course, has nothing to do with Holy Communion; but then Francis loves to mix ideas and contexts for the greatest possible confusion and most fruitful spreading of heresy while retaining a modicum of plausible deniability — the latter for his passionate defenders, such as Robert Fastiggi, Tim Staples, and Dave Armstrong.
Francis’ remark that “[t]he Gospel we have just heard tells us that bread is not always shared on the table of the world; it does not always emanate the fragrance of communion; it is not always broken in justice”, was simply more of the usual bafflegab he can crank out at a moment’s notice.
Remarkably, Francis did say in his sermon that “the Eucharist reminds us of the primacy of God” and then elaborated on that. Later on in the text, he noted:
In addition to the primacy of God, the Eucharist calls us to the love of our brothers and sisters. This Bread is par excellence the Sacrament of love. It is Christ who offers and breaks himself for us and asks us to do the same, so that our lives may be ground wheat and become bread that feeds our brothers and sisters.
Further on, Bergoglio started “dreaming” again. Dreaming is a key theme of his false pontificate, to the point that he is even on record calling the Lord Jesus Christ “God’s dream”. Here’s a quick trip down memory lane regarding the blather Francis unloaded at World Youth Day 2019 in Panama:
The culture of encounter is a call inviting us to dare to keep alive a shared dream. Yes, a great dream, a dream that has a place for everyone. The dream for which Jesus gave his life on the cross, for which the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost and brought fire to the heart of every man and woman, in your hearts and mine, in the hope of finding room to grow and flourish. A dream named Jesus, sown by the Father in the confidence that it would grow and live in every heart. A dream running through our veins, thrilling our hearts and making them dance whenever we hear the command: “that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this, all men will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another” (Jn 13:34-35).
(Antipope Francis, Address for Opening of World Youth Day, Zenit, Jan. 25, 2019; underlining added.)
Our commentary on this claptrap is available here.
The Nightmare of a ‘Dreaming’ Church
Returning to his Sep. 25, 2022 sermon in Mareta, Francis said:
Brothers and sisters, let us dream. Let us dream of such a Church: a Eucharistic Church. Made up of women and men who break themselves as bread for all those who chew loneliness and poverty, for those who are hungry for tenderness and compassion, for those whose lives are crumbling because the good leaven of hope has failed. A Church that kneels before the Eucharist and worships with awe the Lord present in the bread; but which also knows how to bend with compassion and tenderness before the wounds of those who suffer, lifting up the poor, wiping away the tears of those who suffer, making itself bread of hope and joy for all. For there is no true Eucharistic worship without compassion for the many “Lazaruses” who even today walk beside us. So many!
(italics removed; underlining added)
Never mind the corny figures of speech contained in this paragraph (chewing loneliness?) — the real problem here is the heresy contained in the quoted words.
Before we get to that, though, let’s first point out that it couldn’t be more ironic for Francis to say he wants a church that kneels before the Eucharist, since that is precisely the one thing he has refused to do from the start.
While at this point, it is certainly true that he is no longer able to kneel on account of his health, it was from the very beginning in 2013 that we have seen his knees mysteriously become stiff with regard to the tabernacle, the monstrance, or what he claims to believe is the true Body and Blood of Christ on the altar. At the same time his knees were always fit enough for bending before people, even as many as twelve men and women on Holy Thursday for the washing of the feet. We have addressed and documented this curious discrepancy numerous times in the past:
- Eucharistic Knee Failure: Francis’ Medical Condition identified? (2021)
- Francis, Holy Thursday, and the Miracle of the Knees (2018)
- There He Stands: Francis’ Stiff Knees return for Corpus Christi (2017)
- Stiff-Kneed on Demand: Francis’ Kneeling Problem (2016)
But now let’s examine the heresy in Francis’ latest words — that “the Lord [is] present in the bread.”
Bergoglio’s Lutheran Heresy: Consubstantiation
It is defined Catholic dogma that at the consecration at Holy Mass, the bread and wine undergo what is properly termed Transubstantiation. That is, the substance of the bread and wine ceases entirely as it is converted into the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ. The accidents of the bread and wine, however, remain.
Let us explain this a bit further. The accidents are everything that can be perceived by the senses — that which one can see, taste, touch, smell, or hear. The substance is that which underlies what one can see, taste, touch, smell, or hear. The substance is what the accidents are accidents of. This is the dogma of Transubstantiation, and it has always been a thorn in the side of the Modernists, both the classical ones and the Neo-Modernists that emerged in the 1940s and 50s and are running the show now in the post-Catholic Vatican.
Chief of them, of course, is “Pope” Francis, whose equivocations on the Real Presence of Christ occasionally give way to outright and manifest heresy, as they did today. For, while it may appear to some at first glance that Francis is within the bounds of orthodoxy when he says that “the Lord [is] present in the bread”, that is nothing short of heresy. It is the Lutheran heresy of Consubstantiation, according to which the bread remains and, although somehow Christ becomes truly present, Christ co-exists together with the bread. Another term for Consubstantiation is Impanation. Either way it is solemnly condemned heresy.
Since this is not the first time Bergoglio has uttered this particular heresy, we will simply direct interested readers to our prior posts dealing with this topic at length, including a powerful rebuttal of one of the false pope’s most prolific and stubborn defenders:
- “The Greatness of God in a Piece of Bread”: A Commentary on Francis’ Corpus Christi Sermons (June 9, 2021)
- “Jesus becomes Bread”, “God contained in a Piece of Bread”: Francis’ Lutheran Corpus Christi (June 23, 2019)
- On Francis’ Denial of Transubstantiation: A Rejoinder to Dave Armstrong (July 1, 2019)
Interestingly enough, Francis’ heresy was anticipated many years ago by Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, the famous “Pope” Benedict XVI, and more recently it has been denied also by “Cardinal” Gerhard Ludwig Muller, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 2012 to 2017.
- “In Bread and Wine He Gives Himself Entirely”: Old Ratzinger Sermon denies Transubstantiation
- The Heresies of “Cardinal” Müller, Part 1: Denial of Transubstantiation
Since even the “Popes” don’t believe in Transubstantiation, nor the Vatican’s erstwhile “guardian of orthodoxy”, it is understandable that the notorious Modernist “Cardinal” Walter Kasper thinks that Protestants shouldn’t have to believe in it either if they want to receive Novus Ordo Communion:
- “Cardinal” Kasper says Protestant Spouses who are given Communion don’t need to believe in Transubstantiation
The Vatican II Church is a heretical madhouse!
Obviously, Transubstantiation is a tremendous mystery and great miracle only God could work. It is not subject to empirical verification in any way, which means it can only be accepted on Faith — and on Faith it must be accepted, as the Church has defined at the Council of Trent, Session 13. That is, we must believe in the dogma of Transubstantiation because God Himself, who can neither deceive us nor be Himself deceived, has revealed it. It is God Himself who guarantees the truth of this teaching, which is not simply the Church’s but truly God’s: “…the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world. For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him” (Jn 6:52,56-57); “And whilst they were eating, Jesus took bread; and blessing, broke, and gave to them, and said: Take ye. This is my body. And having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it to them. And they all drank of it. And he said to them: This is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many” (Mk 14:22-24).
Thus we can see what a grave sin it is to commit heresy, for it is tantamount to accusing God either of lying or of being deceived, thus denying either His omni-benevolence (being all-good) or His omniscience (being all-knowing). It also, of course, manifests an unfathomable pride on the part of man, who foolishly dares to think that his own judgment is greater, or more certain, than God’s!
Bread, Bread, and more Bread
Towards the end of his Sep. 25, 2022 homily, Francis made sure he kept repeating the word “bread” again and again so it would sink deeply into the consciousness of his hearers:
Brothers, sisters, from this city of Matera, “city of bread,” I would like to say to you: let us return to Jesus, let us return to the Eucharist. Let us return to the taste of bread, because while we are hungry for love and hope, or are broken by the travails and sufferings of life, Jesus becomes food that feeds us and heals us. Let us return to the taste of bread, for while injustice and discrimination against the poor continue to consume the world, Jesus gives us the Bread of Sharing and sends us out daily as apostles of fraternity, apostles of justice, apostles of peace. Let us return to the taste of bread to be a Eucharistic Church, which puts Jesus at the center and becomes bread of tenderness, bread of mercy for all. Let us return to the taste of bread to remember that while this earthly existence of ours is being consumed, the Eucharist anticipates the promise of the resurrection and guides us to the new life that conquers death.
(DeepL translation; underlining added.)
Bread is practically all the listener hears, and that’s obviously by design. Recall that in 2015, Francis gave an Angelus address on our Lord’s “Bread of Life” discourse in John 6 without ever mentioning the Real Presence, much less Transubstantiation specifically:
To add insult to injury, Francis has since turned what is traditionally known as the “Bread of Angels” (Panis Angelicus) into the “Bread of Sinners” — similar to how he has, in the minds of “Catholics” throughout the world, effectively demoted St. Joseph from being the Terror of Demons to being a Dreamer.
How Francis means for the term “Bread of Sinners” to be understood is clear from his teaching in, and implementation of, the 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia, which opens the reception of Novus Ordo Communion to people living in adultery. In his recent letter Desiderio Desideravi, he claimed that faith alone was a sufficient preparation for the worthy reception of Holy Communion — another Lutheran heresy condemned by Trent, for which now even four of his own “bishops” have called him out.
Modernist is as Modernist does
Modernists are sly. They rarely state heresy unequivocally, as Francis did today. For the most part, a clear utterance of heresy is not needed to communicate heresy. That is, in order for people to take heresy from what one says, it often suffices simply to insinuate it. Modernists like to do this, for instance, by exaggerating one aspect of dogma while minimizing or being silent on another — not once only but continually. They also like to speak in ambiguous terms that, perhaps on account of context or other circumstances, will in fact be understood in a heretical sense, even if that sense may not, by the laws of strict logic, be the only possible way to understand them.
In 1794, Pope Pius VI condemned the innovators of his time who were using such tactics. In his bull Auctorem Fidei, he alerted his flock to beware of those who, “by means of slight changes or additions in phraseology, distort the confession of the faith that is necessary for our salvation, and lead the faithful by subtle errors to their eternal damnation.”
His Holiness warned that this “cannot be excused in the way that one sees it being done, under the erroneous pretext that the seemingly shocking affirmations in one place are further developed along orthodox lines in other places, and even in yet other places corrected; as if allowing for the possibility of either affirming or denying the statement, or of leaving it up to the personal inclinations of the individual – such has always been the fraudulent and daring method used by innovators to establish error. It allows for both the possibility of promoting error and of excusing it.”
Pius VI gave a concrete example in the heretic Nestorius (386-451), 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.”
All that is exactly the method of the Modernists of our day, and of none more than Jorge Bergoglio.
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