The “Great Renewal” that wasn’t…
The New Springtime of Vatican II in one Building:
St. Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, Scotland
(image: tom Kidd / Alamy Stock Photo)
If there is one building complex in the entire world that is emblematic of the state of the Vatican II Church, it is probably that of St. Peter’s Seminary near Cardross, Scotland.
Conceptualized in the 1950s, construction began in 1961 and concluded in 1966. The Catholic Church left behind by Pope Pius XII (d. 1958) was robust and thriving, and so the seminary was constructed to house as many as 100 young men studying for the Catholic priesthood.… READ MORE
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The Francis Show in Iraq:
Bergoglio’s “Apostolic Journey” of Mar. 5-8, 2021
After more than 15 months since his last trip outside the Vatican or Italy, the Jesuit apostate Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) embarked on yet another Masonic blather tour deceptively marketed as an “Apostolic Journey” of the “Holy Father.” This time, Francis visited the land of ancient Babylon, the Republic of Iraq, which is 98% Muslim. Interestingly enough, it was his 33rd visit abroad.
On this page you will find all the major links you need to stay informed about the false pope’s visit to the embattled Asian nation.… READ MORE
Clear ideas on vaccines, masks, and more…
The COVID Crisis: Advice for Traditional Catholics from Fr. Stephen McKenna and Dr. Daniel Stanislowski
Frequent visitors to this web site may recall that in late 2020, we published a post on the morality of vaccinations. It featured an episode of True Restoration‘s podcast program in which Fr. Stephen McKenna laid out and explained the principles of Catholic morality that govern the use of vaccines:
Although released later in the year, the episode had actually been recorded in January of 2020, weeks before Coronavirus/ COVID-19 was an issue in most parts of the world; wherefore it did not address the topic of COVID-19 specifically, much less that of the COVID-19 vaccines that are now available.… READ MORE
Blasphemy and heresy in one…
Francis: “God Loves Always and Patiently, Without Demanding to be Loved in Return”
The “Pope” has struck again.
Today is Wednesday, and that means it was time for Jorge Bergoglio, S.J., to hold another “catechesis” for the General Audience. Sure enough, he delivered.
The topic was prayer, specifically prayer to the Triune God, who is Love (see 1 Jn 4:16). Most of what the fake pope said was good and orthodox, but of course he had to squeeze in that “drop of poison” that Pope Leo XIII said contaminates the entire Faith (see Encyclical Satis Cognitum, n.… READ MORE
A penitential exercise…
Explaining Lent to a Jesuit:
An Attempt at Mission Impossible
Br. Joe Hoover, S.J.
The Society of Jesus, as the Jesuit order is formally called, was once the glory of the Catholic Church. It was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) to combat the Protestant heresy and includes such glorious saints as St. Peter Canisius, St. Francis Xavier, St. Robert Bellarmine, St. John Berchmans, St. John de Brebeuf, St. Isaac Jogues, St. Peter Claver, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, to name but a few, and such eminent scholars as Cardinal Johann Franzelin, Cardinal Louis Billot, Fr. Francisco Suarez, Fr.… READ MORE
Talk about mental problems…
Francis in new Interview:
‘Neuroses must be Caressed and given Maté’
Nelson Castro is a journalist with the Argentinian paper La Nación. Today he published excerpts of an interview he did with “Pope” Francis on Feb. 16, 2019, regarding his physical and mental health. Castro conducted the interview for his book Salud de los Papas (“The Health of the Popes”), which is scheduled to be released on Mar. 1.
There are a number of interesting pieces of information in the conversation printed in La Nación, but the following is a really cringey eye-roller:
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[Castro:] You told me several times about your neuroses.
That “second Catholic president” of the United States…
The Vatican II Church and Joe Biden
Presidential candidate Joe Biden on Oct. 30, 2020. He ostentatiously wears a Rosary bracelet.
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., moved into the White House on Jan. 20, 2021. It is clear that in the United States presidential election of 2020, Biden was “Pope” Francis’ favored candidate over incumbent Donald Trump. Even while the election results had not yet been officially determined, the Argentinian pseudo-pope called Biden to congratulate. On Jan. 20, Francis released a “pontifical message” addressed to Biden, in which he again “extend[ed] cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office.”… READ MORE
No, he’s not a Sedevacantist…
Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli: “Rome is without a Pope”
(image credit for Francis silhouette shot: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo)
Aldo Maria Valli is a conservative Novus Ordo Italian journalist specializing in the affairs of the Vatican. He has authored a great many books, including Il Caso Viganò, Le Due Chiese, and 266: Jorge Mario Bergoglio Franciscus P.P.
Valli publishes the blog Duc in Altum, mostly in Italian. Although he has been critical of Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) for a few years now, it was not until Feb. 21, 2021, that he released the following monograph in English (the Italian original came a day earlier):
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Bergoglio’s “Ecumenism of Blood” returns…
“Christian Saints of all Confessions”:
Francis again pushes Ecumenical Martyrdom Heresy
In February of 2015, terrorists of the Islamic State (ISIS) revealed that they had beheaded 21 men belonging to the Coptic Orthodox religion. Twenty of them were Egyptian, one was from Ghana. The case received a lot of media attention, and on Feb. 21, 2015, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Tawadros II, in a special ceremony declared the men to be saints and martyrs.
Over at the Vatican, the false pope Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) seized the opportunity to preach what he called an “ecumenism of blood”, a kind of “ecumenical martyrdom”.… READ MORE
No “recognize-and-resist” for Pius IX…
Ultramontanism vs. Gallicanism:
Pope Pius IX against the Semi-Trads
The longest-reigning Pope in history: Pius IX (1846-1878)
As the First Vatican Council (1869-70) was getting underway, the celebrated abbot of the Benedictine Monastery of St. Solesmes in France, Dom Prosper Guéranger, published his book The Papal Monarchy. He wrote it in direct reply to the Gallican errors of Bishop Henri Maret, who had written a book using the pseudonym “Bishop de Sura”.
Gueranger’s vindication of what was then called “Ultramontanism” (the orthodox Catholic position on papal authority) and his refutation of Gallicanism (the alternative view definitively condemned at the council) were so brilliant that the Pope himself — Pius IX at the time — wrote him a letter of approbation and appreciation.… READ MORE
Fr. Edward Leen against the Marxists…
A Brief Catholic Critique of Communism
Early protagonists of Communism: Vladimir Lenin, Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx
In 1939, the magnificent Irish Catholic writer Fr. Edward Leen (1885-1944) published a book entitled The Church before Pilate. Released at a critical moment in history, it addresses the relations between the Catholic Church and the secular authority. At only 78 pages, it is a short read and highly recommended.
In Chapter 2 of The Church before Pilate, the author devotes a subsection to the topic of Communism. He offers a sobering analysis of the despicable, materialistic, godless system introduced by Karl Marx (1818-1883), identifying it as “the most uncompromising enemy of Catholicity”, indeed “the most thorough expression of the partial, incomplete and somewhat illogical revolts that have marked the course of Christianity from the first years of the Christian era.”… READ MORE
Talk about being confused…
Confused Viganò: Bizarre Theology in former Vatican Nuncio’s Open Letter to Confused Priests
“And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit.” (Mt 15:14b)
On Jan. 31, 2021, the well-known former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Archbishop” Carlo Maria Viganò, penned an “Open Letter to Confused Priests”, which was eagerly published in full by the American recognize-and-resist flagship The Remnant. It can be read here:
Not surprisingly, Vigano’s lengthy missive is filled with grave distortions of Catholic theology regarding the Papacy, distortions to which he needs to resort in order to avoid the undesired conclusion of Sedevacantism.… READ MORE
Rigidly clinging to his certainties…
Francis to Catechists: Vatican II is the Magisterium of the Church and non-negotiable
The traditionalist wing of the Vatican II Church is concerned. On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, their extremely valid “Pope” opened his mouth about the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and a Catholic’s supposed obligation to adhere to it.
In a flowery discourse to Italian catechists filled with blather about kerygma, encounter, journey, listening, the “dialect of closeness” and what not, the Argentinian apostate playing Pope said:
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This is magisterium: the Council is the magisterium of the Church. Either you are with the Church and therefore you follow the Council, and if you do not follow the Council or you interpret it in your own way, as you wish, you are not with the Church.
“For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Lk 6:45)…
He did it again! Francis once more alludes to Depraved Sexual Practice to describe Sensationalist Journalism
Shameless: The Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio, S.J.
Ladies and gentlemen, we take no pleasure in having to report this utter garbage, but the “Vicar of Christ” has once more opened his filthy mouth, and the matter is so serious that report it we must. Caution! This post will make you physically nauseous.
As he had done before in public — back in 2016 as “Pope” and in 2012 as “Archbishop” of Buenos Aires — Jorge Bergoglio, typically known by his stage name “Pope Francis”, has once again gratuitously and nonchalantly enriched his conversation with a figure of speech that describes a practice that is so depraved that it is only found in the underworld of sodomites and other sexual perverts.… READ MORE