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‘In the Name of the Father and of the Holy Spirit’: Bishop omits God the Son from Blessing at Interfaith Prayer Service

On Oct. 27, 2023, at 6:00 pm local time, an interreligious ‘prayer for peace’ event was held in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in San Luis, Argentina. The event was hosted by the local ordinary, ‘Bishop’ Gabriel Bernardo Barba (b. 1964), who also took part and in fact gave a final blessing of sorts. But more on that in a moment.

On Instagram, the diocese published a photo of the event the very same day (see title image above) and explained who the participants were (please pardon the sometimes obscurely-worded religious affiliations of the individual attendees; the wording is based on an automatic computer translation):


Within the context of the World Day for Peace, promoted by Pope Francis from Rome, today prayers were said all over the world for this petition. In this province, the ecumenical meeting was held this afternoon in the Cathedral Church. Bishop Gabriel Barba and Father Daniel Chillemi were joined by representatives of different cults and creeds of the province. They were: Mae Alicia de Xapana, Coordinator of the Table of Interreligious Fraternity, Africanist Umbandist Social Cultural Group (A.S.R.A.U.), Nancy Alizadeh, Bahaï Faith, representing the Bahaï community of San Luis, César Edgar Ferreyra, Spiritual Disciple Coordinator Delegate of the General Secretariat in the San Luis Regional Coordination of the Scientific School Basilio Worship to God Religious Confession of the Disciples of Jesus, Saada Bentolila, Jewish Community, President Félix Callejas Rivero, Second Councilor of the Presidency of the San Luis Argentina Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints [Mormons], Eng. Dr. Esteban Daniel Urquiza, Pastor of the Evangelical Christian Church of San Luis Centro, Secretary of the Provincial Pastoral Council, Evangelical Representative at the Interreligious Table.

A girl, a married couple representing a family, and representatives of science and education also prayed for peace. Finally, the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi was prayed.

O Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, may I bring Love. Where there is offense, may I bring Forgiveness. Where there is discord, may I bring Union. Where there is doubt, may I bring Faith. Where there is error, let me bring Truth. Where there is despair, let me bring Joy. Where there is darkness, let me bring Light. O Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is: Giving, that one receives; Forgiving, that one is forgiven; Dying, that one rises to Eternal Life. Amen.

(Source; automatic translation by DeepL)

Events like this, of their very nature, always promote the heresies of syncretism (the mixing of religious beliefs and/or practices) and indifferentism (the idea that it doesn’t really matter what you believe, as long as you are sincere), at least indirectly. It is clear that each participant was praying to his own “Lord” or “God”, whoever that may have been.

That it was not the Lord Jesus Christ was particularly evident when ‘Bp.’ Barba gave the final blessing. Apparently not wishing to offend the wrong people — which means anyone except for actual Catholics — the false shepherd of San Luis prayed that God would bless us and, while making the Sign of the Cross, uttered the words: “In the name of the Father and of the Holy Spirit”. Yes, you read it right. He omitted the One who died on that very Cross whose sign he was making.

Here are the actual words in their immediate context, first in the original Spanish and then in English translation:

El Señor esté con Ustedes. Que Dios nos bendiga y nos guarde de todo mal, en el nombre del Padre y del Espíritu Santo. Amén.

The Lord be with you. May the Lord bless us and protect us from all evil, in the name of the Father and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

This blasphemous moment has been captured on video (the full recording from which this brief clip was extracted can be found here):

The fact that the video version of the event that is accessible on the official Facebook page of the diocese is not the full version but ends just before Barba gives the blasphemous blessing — cutting him off in the middle of speaking — is surely nothing more than a huge coincidence, no doubt due to a technical glitch. 😉 See for yourself:

‘Bishop’ Barba, we might add, was appointed by ‘Pope’ Francis in 2020. Francis, whose real name is Jorge Bergoglio, is himself from Argentina, so he knows the situation there very well.

According to the biographical blurb provided by the Vatican the day of his appointment, Barba “has a degree in canon law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina”.

Interestingly enough, there is quite a story to tell about how he got to be the ‘Catholic bishop’ of San Luis.

The prior ordinary of the diocese, Pedro Daniel Martínez Perea (b. 1956), curiously resigned his office early, at age 64, whereas the usual mandatory retirement age is 75. It turns out his resignation was not exactly voluntary:

For what reason could ‘Pope’ Francis possibly have wanted ‘Bishop’ Martínez Perea to leave his post early? Was he perhaps guilty of sexual abuse? Did he preach heresy? Did he embezzle money? No, of course not. Those things would sooner have gotten him elevated to the status of ‘cardinal’.

Quite frankly, Perea was suspect of Catholicism; and that is something the Argentinian pseudo-pope will not tolerate.

On Oct. 29, 2019, Perea issued a decree forbidding females to serve at the altar — in other words, no more “altar girls”. Furthermore, his diocese did not allow for communion to be received in the hand, and despite the ‘papal’ exhortation Amoris Laetitia and the [other] Argentinian Novus Ordo bishops’ guidelines, Perea did not permit unrepentant adulterers access to the [Novus Ordo] sacraments.

Not surprisingly, then, that very same year Francis got an ‘apostolic visitation’ underway for the diocese, faster than most people can say ‘existential peripheries’. The rest is history: Perea eventually submitted his resignation, and his replacement was announced immediately: Gabriel Bernardo Barba. He is a choice Francis visibly delights in.

There is no question that Barba picked up some Bergoglian brownie points from the very beginning, for at his inauguration ‘Mass’ as the new ordinary of San Luis on Aug. 25, 2020, the false new bishop had a ‘transgender woman’ (=male cross-dressing sodomite who pretends to be a woman) read one of the intentions during the bidding prayers. Remember?

How’s that for some serious ‘active participation’!

(mugshot taken from a video posted on the diocesan Facebook page)

The sin Barba committed by omitting God the Son from what would otherwise have been the Trinitarian formula of blessing, is an extremely serious one. He effectively ‘blotted out’ the Holy Name of the Son of God at a moment when he had every obligation to mention it (cf. Mt 28:19; Acts 4:12).

This reminds us of a Hebrew curse known as Yimakh Shemo (literally, “may his name be blotted out” or “may his name be erased”). This curse is included in the painting White Crucifixion by the Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Would it surprise anyone to find out that ‘Pope’ Francis has identified this very artwork as his favorite painting?

We know from Sacred Scripture how Our Lord regards such offenses against Him:

Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. (Mt 10:32-33)

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost. (1 Cor 12:3)

If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us. (2 Tim 2:12)

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. (1 Jn 4:3)

How much more evident does it need to get that these people “are enemies of the cross of Christ” (Phil 3:18), usurpers who constitute a false hierarchy, whose ultimate goal is to wipe Catholicism off the face of the earth and lead as many souls to hell as possible? “For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ” (2 Cor 11:13).

They are part of the “operation of error” prophesied by St. Paul, “that all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity” (2 Thess 2:10,11).

Image source: Instagram (dodesanluis)
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