His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII
Apostolic Letter to Cardinal Pietro Respighi, Vicar General of Rome
On Protestant Proselytism in Rome (1900)
Apostolic Letter of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII, in which he laments and condemns the preaching and proselytism of Protestants in the city of Rome, Italy.
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To M. Pietro Cardinal Respighi, our Vicar General,
Already, from the first moments of Our Pontificate, We had to indicate, as one of the most deplorable harm that is the change in the order of things in this capital of the Catholic world, the ardent proselytism of heresy and, consequently, the peril which the Faith of Our people was exposed to.
Hell-Bent on Canonizing the Council…
“Pope” Francis to “Canonize” John Paul II and John XXIII
The photo on the left was allegedly taken at Beskid Zywiecki in Poland when John Paul II died on April 2, 2005. Novus Ordo adherents, no longer believing in the fires of hell, have hailed it as an “apparition” of their beloved John Paul II, apparently forgetting that someone appearing as being consumed by a fire is a sign of damnation more than anything else.
On July 5, 2013, His Phoniness “Pope” Francis announced that he had approved the second “miracle” allegedly worked by Karol Wojtyla (“Bl.”… READ MORE
Deeper down the theological rabbit hole…
Still Lost in Blunderland: Refuting Peter Kwasniewski’s Latest Specious Attack on Ultramontanism
by Francis del Sarto
CONTINUED FROM PART 1…
A Brief Review
In PART ONE of this article, we explored how Dr. Peter Kwasniewski dared to use a secular, decidedly non-theological source to discuss the singularly Catholic and thoroughly theological subject of Ultramontanism, when he could have utilized a reference at his very fingertips that would have provided an authoritative article about it: The Catholic Encyclopedia.
Compound that with the fact that by using the secular source he was able to conceal important information to his audience that would have shown the fraudulent nature of the title of his own article, “My Journey from Ultramontanism to Catholicism”, with its unscrupulous innuendo that Ultramontanism is a heresy that stands in opposition to Catholic truth.… READ MORE
Clear ideas on a confusing subject…
Is the Pope an Absolute Monarch?
The Authority of the Roman Pontiff in the Catholic Church
True Vicar of Christ: His Holiness, Pope Pius XII (r. 1939-58)
(image: Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo / Alamy Stock Photo)
We live in a post-Traditionis Custodes world. It is not surprising, therefore, that it has become more fashionable than ever now for recognize-and-resist traditionalists to try to find all sorts of ways to limit or downplay papal authority, lest they should actually have to submit loyally to the decree their extremely valid “Pope” Francis released this past July 16, which gradually phases out the Traditional Latin Mass.… READ MORE
Top Lefebvrist contradicts traditional Catholic doctrine
SSPX Superior General blasts Traditionis Custodes:
A Sedevacantist Critique
SSPX Superior General, Fr. Davide Pagliarani
Yesterday, on July 22, 2021, the headquarters of the Lefebvrist Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX or SSPX) in Menzingen, Switzerland, released an official Letter from its Superior General, Fr. Davide Pagliarani, in response to the recent “Apostolic Letter” issued motu proprio by “Pope” Francis, Traditionis Custodes, which severely limits the use of the Roman Missal of 1962 (“Traditional Latin Mass”) and eventually phases it out completely. It can be found here:
Unlike the polemical article “From the Reserve to the Zoo” which the SSPX news team had released on July 17, this more formal reaction from the Superior General is quite different in tone, yet just as stern on the issues.… READ MORE
Heretical blather, continued…
Ecumenical Journey to Nowhere:
Francis and the Lutherans
A false bishop gives the false pope a chalice made in Taizé, France
On Friday, June 25, 2021, Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) received a delegation representing the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), including its current president, “Archbishop” Panti Filibus Musa, pictured above, and its secretary, Rev. Martin Junge.
The LWF is a “global communion of national and regional Lutheran denominations” that has its main offices in Geneva, Switzerland. It was originally founded in Lund, Sweden, a city which Francis excitedly visited on Oct. 31, 2016, in order to celebrate (!)… READ MORE
False teacher denounces false teachers…
Francis “interprets” Galatians:
St. Paul warned of Rigid Clingers to the Past!
Every Wednesday, Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) conducts one of his religious re-education sessions known as the General Audience.
It was no different yesterday, June 23, when the anti-Catholic wolf in shepherd’s clothing began a new catechetical series, this time on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. We’ll go through the main portions of Francis’ presentation and fisk them as needed.
Francis begins by noting that St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians is “very topical”, that is, extremely relevant to our times, and in this he couldn’t be more right.… READ MORE
Examining a theological train wreck…
Why still be a Catholic? A Critique of Peter Kwasniewski’s Answer to a despondent Novus Ordo Seminarian
On May 18, 2021, the semi-trad web site One Peter Five published a moving, desperate cry for answers by a Novus Ordo seminarian. Entitled, “Seminarian: ‘Is There Any Reason Why I Should Remain Catholic?'”, the appeal showcases the impossibility of being a Roman Catholic in the Vatican II Sect, sincerest efforts notwithstanding.
In a nutshell, the reason it is not possible to be a Catholic in the Vatican II religion is that the Vatican II religion is not Catholic — it’s as simple as that.… READ MORE
How NOT to speak about the Holy Eucharist…
“The Greatness of God in a Piece of Bread”:
A Commentary on Francis’ Corpus Christi Sermon and Angelus Address
Always has a profound insight, or thinks he does: The Modernist antipope Jorge Bergoglio
This past Sunday, June 6, 2021, the Vatican observed the Solemnity of Corpus Christi or Corpus Domini, the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist.
The false pope Jorge Bergoglio (“Francis”) has long had a very strained relationship with this feast. Not only does he habitually refuse to kneel before the “Blessed Sacrament” exposed for adoration (unlike for other occasions), he also refuses to participate in the processions (the only time he did was in 2013, his first year), and he repudiates the dogma of Transubstantiation, usually opting for the Lutheran heresy of Consubstantiation instead:
In a separate post, we already reported on the latest bout of Eucharistic Knee Failure that predictably attacked him; in this post, we shall focus on the words he spoke during his sermon, delivered in the evening, and what he said during the Angelus address he had given earlier in the day.… READ MORE
“For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine…” (2 Tim 4:3)
Truth is NOT a “System of Doctrines and Dogmas”
In his magnificent 1907 encyclical letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis against Modernism, Pope St. Pius X wrote that Modernists “pervert the eternal concept of truth and the true meaning of religion…” (n. 13).
A good example of just how they do that was on display yesterday, May 16, in the Vatican, when the Argentinian antipope Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) proclaimed during a sermon:
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Jesus asks the Father to consecrate his disciples in truth as they will be sent throughout the world to carry on his mission.
Seeks “miracle of an ever wider ‘we’…”
Anticipating Antichrist: In World Migrant Day Message, Francis hints at “Messianic Future” of Naturalist Heaven on Earth
Few things allow the Argentinian apostate Jesuit and professional papal pretender Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) to do his part to advance the globalist New World Order agenda more effectively than the topic of migrants and refugees. It allows him to exploit the natural human desire to help those in need by inculcating in people his pseudo-Catholic Masonic concepts of liberty, equality, fraternity, and open borders, thus placing the temporal over the eternal, the natural over the supernatural, man over Christ.… READ MORE
It’s John 7:13 all over again…
“For Fear of the Jews”: How the Novus Ordo Good Friday Prayer betrays the Crucified Christ
The Roman Catholic Church, in her loving kindness and care, having been entrusted by the Son of God with the mission to preach the Gospel and convert all men to the true Faith (see Mk 16:15-16), greatly desires the salvation of all people. Knowing that man was not made for this world, but for eternal beatitude in Heaven, she lovingly seeks to detach him from the state of sin he finds himself in and lift him up to the life of Faith and virtue through the grace merited by our Lord Jesus Christ, who declared: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.… 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
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.