Vague definition compatible with any religion…

The Essence of Christianity according to Bergoglio

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, the Jesuit apostate running Vatican City (Jorge Bergoglio, aka “Pope Francis”) tried to impress the world by publishing a tweet concerning the “essence” of Christianity.

It is amazing that a man who detests Scholasticism as much as he does even knows what the notion of essence is. Or does he?

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

No mercy for anything resembling Catholicism… 

‘Cardinal’ Cupich to shut down Institute of Christ the King in Chicago


UPDATE as of 01-AUG-2022 00:54 UTC


UPDATES as of 07-19-2022 16:55 UTC


Although this has not yet been announced officially, the news has already been leaked: Tomorrow, July 17, the Archlayman of Chicago, ‘Cardinal’ Blase Cupich, will announce that the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) will be shut down in Chicago effective August 1.… READ MORE

Assessing where the true spiritual danger lies…

On those ‘Spiritual Dangers’ of Sedevacantism:
A Reply to Eric Sammons


“Sedeva-whaat?!”

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:

Frequent readers of this blog may remember that we have vehemently criticized Sammons in the past, taking him to task for his truly appalling theology:

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Bergoglio’s friend and preferred interview partner…

Apostate Francis Interviewer Eugenio Scalfari is Dead


(image credit: Quirinale.it)

Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari has died at the age of 98 in Rome. This is being reported by the Associated Press and by Vatican News:

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

In other words, “Who am I to judge?!”…

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

Do as I say, not as I do…

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

Why make it beautiful when you can make it ugly?

Welcome to the Beehive:
St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville, MN


(image: Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0)

Today we would like to introduce you to a gem of Brutalist architecture, the famed church associated with St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.

The architect who committed this eyesore is Marcel Breuer (1902-81), who is also responsible for St. Francis de Sales church in Norton Shores, Michigan.

Design and construction of this church began in the 1950s, so one can see how deeply the spirit of Modernism and the subsequent Vatican II religion was alive and well during that time.… READ MORE

“Hermeneutic of Continuity” Update…

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

Bergoglio on the Sacred Liturgy…

Antipope Francis

Apostolic Letter Desiderio Desideravi
on the Liturgical Formation of the People of God

June 29, 2022

[updated 07-JUL-2022 19:34 UTC]

“Pope” Francis has released a follow-up “Apostolic Letter” to his 2021 motu proprio Traditionis Custodes severely limiting the use of the 1962 Roman Missal (“Traditional Latin Mass”). This new document is called Desiderio Desideravi and was published without prior announcement on June 29, 2022, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.

The Vatican has made the text of Desiderio Desideravi available in several languages:

Vatican News has published the following reports and commentary:

The following is a list of links with initial coverage, summaries, and commentary on Desiderio Desideravi by various sources:

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“Pilgrims of Hope”, you see…

Moving Forward:
Vatican releases Logo for Jubilee Year 2025

[UPDATED 29-JUN-22: Additional video added]

Some time ago the Vatican announced that 2025 would be a jubilee year, which ordinarily takes place every 25 years.

Today the headquarters of the Novus Ordo Church released the logo to go with it. It is displayed above. The theme is “pilgrims of hope”, a motto that basically screams Vatican II.

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization is responsible for selecting this logo, which was submitted as part of a competition. “A total of 294 entries were received from 213 cities and 48 different countries…,” and this one made the cut, according to a report by Vatican News.… READ MORE

Says court ruling “challenges the whole world”…

Vatican Academy for Life issues Lackluster Reaction to Supreme Court’s Overturning of Roe v. Wade Abortion Decision

Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its definitive ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson case in favor of Dobbs. It explicitly overturns the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 and the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision of 1992:

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At least no one will mistake it for a Catholic event now…

Official Logo for Francis’ Trip to Canada released

Today the Vatican officially confirmed that Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) will go on another blather tour “Apostolic Journey” to Canada from July 24-30, 2022. There he will visit Edmonton, Maskwacis, Lac Ste. Anne, Québec, and Iqaluit. The full program has been published here.

Chief purpose of the trip is to offer some more apologies to natives, who had visited the false pope in the Vatican earlier this year, after having discovered alleged mass graves near Catholic educational institutions, which the indigenous assume are testimony to ghastly deeds committed by Catholics against their prior generations many decades ago.… READ MORE

The synthesis of all heresies in one person…

Francis receives notorious New Age Apostate
‘Fr.’ Richard Rohr in Private Audience

[UPDATE 01-JUL-2022: Statement from Richard Rohr, OFM, after meeting Francis]

On June 20, 2022, the Vatican’s daily press bulletin stated that Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) had received in private audience the Rev. Richard Rohr, OFM (b. 1943), founder of the neo-pagan Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rohr, an American, has long been a big name in the United States, but not in a good way. One might say that he is a New Age version of hellboy James Martin, S.J.READ MORE

Pachamama is hanging in there…

Mother Earth in Church:
‘Gaia’ Exhibition defiles Catholic Cathedral in Ireland


A gigantic spinning globe hangs from the ceiling of St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, June 15-26, 2022

How much the world has invaded the church since the 1960s is currently on striking display at St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.

A spinning giant replica of planet earth presently hangs from the ceiling of the magnificent Catholic cathedral that was constructed between 1868 and 1919. Called “Gaia”, after a pagan earth deity, this installation was created by artist Luke Jerram and is part of the Cork Midsummer Festival (June 15-26, 2022).… READ MORE

Powerful refutation of semi-trad star apologist

No Jekyll-and-Hyde Magisterium: Against the Theological Sophistry of Peter Kwasniewski

On May 26, 2022, One Peter Five published another article by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, the retired philosophy professor who is currently “rethinking the Papacy” in an effort to fit the square peg of Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) into the round hole of the Petrine primacy:

The article’s chief contention is that the nature and role of the Church’s magisterium, specifically that of the Pope, has been unduly exaggerated by some to the detriment of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.… READ MORE