Defending Bergoglio has its risks…

‘Popesplaining’ Gone Wrong:
‘Pope’ Francis Rains on Michael Lofton’s Parade


Right: Mr. Michael Lofton, Th.D. candidate and owner of expensive books

As we duly reported on this blog on Jan. 25, 2024, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby — himself a mere layman on account of the general invalidity of Anglican orders — offered an invalid Mass (‘Eucharistic liturgy’) at the Catholic Basilica of St. Bartholomew in Rome, and he did so with the permission of ‘Pope’ Francis (Jorge Bergoglio):

The nullity (invalidity) of Anglican orders was declared by Pope Leo XIII in his 1896 bull Apostolicae Curae.… READ MORE

‘Fiducia Supplicans’ in action!

Vatican Announces St. Peter’s Basilica
Is Open for Blessing Gay Couples

A tip of the hat for this story goes to the Secretum Meum Mihi blog.

This morning, the ‘Holy See’ held a press conference regarding restoration work to be done on the Baldacchino over the high altar at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

Since ‘Cardinal’ Mauro Gambetti, the Archpriest of St. Peter’s, was among the panelists, journalist Franca Giansoldati of Il Messaggero used the opportunity to ask him whether, in light of the authorization given by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith in the declaration Fiducia Supplicans, couples in perverted sexual unions ‘irregular unions’ could receive a blessing also in the famous papal basilica.… READ MORE

‘Mystical Passion: Spirituality and Sensuality’…

Another Scandalous Fernández Book Unearthed:
DDF Prefect Published Blasphemous Porn in 1998

There are news stories so sordid that no decent person wants to cover them. Then there are news stories so significant that there’s no way one can ignore them.

This current one is a mix of both, so please be forewarned:

The remainder of the post, including any links, may include explicit words or ideas that pertain to human sexuality and/or involve blasphemy.

In 1998, then-‘Fr.’ Victor Manuel Fernandez, today the prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, published a book on spirituality and erotic love that is so sexually explicit/pornographic that it makes his 1995 book Heal Me With Your Mouth look like a chastity manual by comparison.… READ MORE

Can there be ‘positive elements’ in illicit relationships?

‘Love Is Never Wrong’: Vatican Scrambles to Defend Homo Couple Blessings


Rocco Buttiglione defends Fiducia Supplicans for Vatican News

The release of the declaration Fiducia Supplicans on Dec. 18, 2023, has turned into a fiasco or, as we would say in the United States, into a dumpster fire. In multiple subsequent interviews, the DDF prefect ‘Cardinal’ Victor Manuel Fernandez has attempted to stop the bleeding while continuing to engage in the impossible balancing act of affirming both the novelty of Fiducia Supplicans and yet also its supposed fidelity to Tradition.

The recognize-and-resist traditionalists are celebrating that so many Novus Ordo bishops are apparently rejecting the doctrinal declaration that permits the blessing of adulterous and sodomitical couples, thinking the ‘resistance’ has scored a great victory thereby.… READ MORE

Made known at recent interdicasterial meeting…

Francis Announces Retaliation against ‘Cardinal’ Raymond Burke: Away with his Apartment and Salary!

UPDATE 04-DEC-2023:

UPDATE 29-NOV-2023:

ORIGINAL POST:

On Mar. 9, 2017, ‘Pope’ Francis said in one of his countless interviews that he does not see ‘Cardinal’ Raymond Burke as an enemy.

Since then, a lot of water has flowed down the Tiber.

At first it was just a rumor, but now it has been confirmed: Francis said at a Nov.… READ MORE

Dethroning Christ the King once more…

Vatican Joint Statement with Buddhists:
‘We see the Buddha and Jesus as Great Healers’

The seventh so-called Buddhist-Christian Colloquium just concluded in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 16, 2023.

The conference had been organized by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue, “together with the Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Mahamakut Buddhist University, Chinese Buddhist Order of Sangha in Thailand, Wat Phra Chetuphon, the Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation, and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand”, according to a final statement released the same day, which was published also by the ‘Holy See’ press office:

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The ‘New Theology’ on steroids!

‘Paradigm Shift’: Francis Issues Disastrous Motu Proprio Aimed at Theological Revolution

An extremely significant development took place in the Vatican on Nov. 1, 2023: The apostate Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio, more commonly known under his stage name ‘Pope Francis’, published a so-called Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio — Latin for ‘on his own initiative’ — approving new statutes for the Pontifical Academy of Theology, originally founded by Pope Clement XI in 1718.

In this fairly brief document, so far available on the Vatican web site only in Italian, the false pope calls for nothing less than a revolution in theology, a ‘paradigm shift’ that will have incalculable, frightful consequences in the long term.… READ MORE

The madness just never ends…

Breaking: Francis mulls Reform of Papal Election Process

UPDATES 08-NOV-2023:

UPDATES 06-NOV-2023:

ORIGINAL POST:

Breaking news out of Rome: Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) is reportedly mulling a reform of the papal elections process, that is, an official change in how a Pope is chosen, especially by whom.… READ MORE

Priceless question, hilarious response…

Journalist at Synod Press Conference:
How do we know it’s the HOLY Spirit acting at the Synod?

Dr. Paolo Ruffini on Oct. 6, 2023, as he provides a word salad for Diane Montagna (insert)

The American journalist Diane Montagna did the world a favor today.

At the daily Vatican press briefing on the ongoing Synod on Synodality with Dr. Paolo Ruffini, the Vatican’s Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, Montagna asked point-blank how, with all this incessant talk about the Holy Ghost being the “protagonist” of the Synod, the synodal assembly will know whether something comes from the Holy Spirit and not from some other spirit, perhaps one not so holy.… READ MORE

Resources on the ultimate Vatican blather circus…

The Mother of All Synods is here:
Chronicling the 2023 SYNOD ON SYNODALITY

Your One-Stop Resource for All Things Synodality Synod
(October 4-29, 2023)

Official Vatican Sites

General Information about the Synod 2023

Pre-Synodal ‘Spiritual Preparation’ and Synodal ‘Spiritual Reflections’

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“But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no…” (Mt 5:37)

New Dubia Drama:
Five Conservative ‘Cardinals’ challenge Francis

[UPDATE: We have corrected an error regarding the original formulation of the Dubia. Post revised accordingly.]

Asking ‘Pope’ Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) to clarify his doctrine is risky business — especially if he responds.

This has happened now to ‘Cardinals’ Walter Brandmuller, Raymond Burke, Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, and Robert Sarah, who challenged the man they erroneously believe to be the Pope of the Catholic Church regarding matters of doctrine on faith and morals.

Back on July 10 of this year, the five Novus Ordo cardinals had submitted five specific questions to Francis in the traditional ‘dubia’ (Latin for doubts) format.… READ MORE

Heretico-schismatic worship permitted in Basilica of St. Paul-outside-the-Walls…

Vatican again permits Oriental Orthodox Mass
in historic Catholic Basilica in Rome

[Please note: An earlier version of this blog used the label “Eastern Orthodox” rather than “Oriental Orthodox”. Apparently there is a significant difference between the two; however, since both are heretical and schismatical sects, the difference is irrelevant to the point of this post.]

Under the apostate Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’), it is apparently becoming a common practice now to allow heretics and schismatics to use ancient Catholic basilicas in Rome for their Masses and other liturgical services.… READ MORE

Novus Ordo Watch for your ears…

Ecclesiastical Déjà Vu:
The Apostasy Advances, Semi-Trads out of Ideas

TRADCAST 036 now available

TRADCAST — The Traditional Catholic Podcast

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In case you missed our initial announcement on July 28: We have published another full-length episode of our popular TRADCAST podcast program. As always, it is loaded with real traditional Catholicism, insightful commentary, hard-hitting refutations of various errors, and razor-sharp analysis. Our content is typically challenging but is always delivered in an accessible way — and with an occasional relieving touch of humor, so necessary in our chaotic and bizarre times.… READ MORE

TRADCAST 036 (28 JUL 2023)

Contents

  • Segment 1 — Ecclesiastical déjà vu: the eerie similarities between the 1960s and today; critique of a recent Remnant article by Robert Morrison; ecumenical requiem for a glacier; some comments on the Victor Manuel Fernandez appointment; how Vatican City defends its own borders; Vatican condemns desecration of religious symbols as offense against human dignity; president of ‘Pontifical International Marian Academy’ says Marian apparitions that warn of divine punishment are false.
  • Segment 2 — Francis’ message to World Youth Day pilgrims; Francis to travel to Mongolia; comments on the upcoming Synod on Synodality; response to Remnant editor Michael Matt and his ‘Bellarmine Moment’; critique of Peter Kwasniewski’s attempt to bring a Coptic Orthodox man back to the Vatican II Church.
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A joyful encounter at the Casa Santa Marta…

Francis receives former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Two non-Catholic globalists greeting each other at the Vatican, July 5, 2023

The Vatican has released a brief video clip from today showing ‘Pope’ Francis receiving former U.S. president Bill Clinton (1993-2001) at the Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican guest house the Argentinian apostate has been occupying since the conclave of 2013.

Here it is:

This was evidently a rather jovial encounter, and there is no doubt that these two non-Catholics have a lot in common. (At least one of the two refrains from pretending to be a Catholic, even though he received Novus Ordo communion once.)… READ MORE