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“Blasphemous,” “Disgusting,” & “Demonic”: Archbishop Paglia’s Homoerotic Mural

Image: The mural, commissioned by Archbishop Paglia for his cathedral Church in Terni-Narni-Amelia, depicts homoerotic themes, trangender persons, prostitutes, drug dealers and other material highly inappropriate for a church setting.

Last week on the 1P5 podcast, I talked to Joseph Sciambra about the revelation that Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, Pope Francis’ newly-appointed head of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, had commissioned an openly homosexual artist to paint a homoerotic mural in his cathedral Church in 2007.

Reactions to that story are now coming in from Catholic leaders, including former members of Paglia’s freshly-gutted Pontifical Academy for Life. At LifeSiteNews, Pete Baklinksi reports that the fallout from these revelations among Catholic leaders has been strong and vocal:

Critics are saying the work commissioned by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia is “blasphemous,” “disgusting,” and even “demonic.”

“There is a need for reparation for this blasphemous work. And it is blasphemy because of the effeminate depiction of Christ in a context that the artist himself said was meant to be ‘erotic,’” said Dr. Thomas Ward, president of the National Association of Catholic Families and former corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

“It is especially insulting that this image is in the presence of the tabernacle, in the presence of Our Blessed Lord. It is no stretch to say that in this context, and with the image’s clearly erotic content, it is demonic,” he told LifeSiteNews.

Paglia, former bishop of the Italian diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia where the mural hangs in the cathedral, has been elevated to influential levels of responsibility.

After serving as President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis appointed him last year to head the Pontifical Academy for Life and also made him Grand Chancellor of the St. John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family. As the former head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, he oversaw the development and launch of a sex-ed course for teens that experts criticized as “thoroughly immoral,” “entirely inappropriate,” and “quite tragic.”

Descriptions of the mural make clear the reason for the outrage:

The image of the Savior is painted with the face of a local male hairdresser, and his private parts can be seen through his translucent garb.

In one instance, one male can be seen with his hand between another male’s legs groping his reproductive organ.

Included in one of the nets is Paglia, the then diocesan bishop. Wearing his skull cap, he is depicted as clutching another semi-nude man who is tenderly embracing him.

Cinalli told La Repubblica that the naked people in the nets were meant to be “erotic,” although Paglia drew the line when Cinalli proposed to show people actually copulating.

“In this case, there was not – in this sense – a sexual intention, but erotic, yes,” Cinalli said. “I think that the erotic aspect is the most notable among the people inside the nets.” He later added, “The one thing that they didn’t permit me to insert was the copulation of two people within this net where everything is permitted.”

Answers are lacking as to why a man who would commission such a work would be put in such significant positions of influence within Church institutions responsible for the implementation of Catholic sexual teaching:

Dr. Ward questioned Paglia’s recent appointments to influential posts within the Vatican given his artistic sensibilities.

“Given that Archbishop Paglia is in the net of erotic figures going to heaven, and given that he discussed every detail with the painter, the question has to be asked by parents worldwide why was this man put in charge of a prototype of sex education aimed at Catholic children throughout the world?” he said.

“Catholic parents must look at the scale of evil [that has infiltrated the Church at the highest levels]. They have to wake up to what is going on: It’s a moral nuclear wasteland,” he added.

Christine Vollmer, president of the Latin American Alliance for the Family as well as a founding member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, called the mural “disgusting.”

“This work is absolutely disgusting,” she told LifeSiteNews. “Added to this scandal is the huge debt Bishop Paglia allegedly left in his diocese. Given this, along with his elevation to key posts in the Church, it’s obvious that this man has high-ranking protection at the Vatican.”

Is the implication of “high-ranking protection at the Vatican” comparable to what Michael Brendan Dougherty described in his January 3rd column at The Week as pertains to clerical sexual abusers?

Pope Francis and his cardinal allies have been known to interfere with CDF’s judgments on abuse cases. This intervention has become so endemic to the system that cases of priestly abuse in Rome are now known to have two sets of distinctions. The first is guilty or innocent. The second is “with cardinal friends” or “without cardinal friends.”


Consider the case of Fr. Mauro Inzoli. Inzoli lived in a flamboyant fashion and had such a taste for flashy cars that he earned the nickname “Don Mercedes.” He was also accused of molesting children. He allegedly abused minors in the confessional. He even went so far as to teach children that sexual contact with him was legitimated by scripture and their faith. When his case reached CDF, he was found guilty. And in 2012, under the papacy of Pope Benedict, Inzoli was defrocked.

But Don Mercedes was “with cardinal friends,” we have learned. Cardinal Coccopalmerio and Monsignor Pio Vito Pinto, now dean of the Roman Rota, both intervened on behalf of Inzoli, and Pope Francis returned him to the priestly state in 2014, inviting him to a “a life of humility and prayer.” These strictures seem not to have troubled Inzoli too much. In January 2015, Don Mercedes participated in a conference on the family in Lombardy.

OnePeterFive reached out to Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office, for comment on the Paglia revelations. At the time of this writing, we have not yet received a response.

In our prior reporting, we’ve raised questions about the pope’s closeness to clerical sexual-abuse enabler Cardinal Godfried Daneels, as well as his appointment of accused abuser Bishop Juan Barros to the see of Osorno in Chile. We’ve shared allegations that Cardinal Reinhard Marx — Archbishop of Munich, head of the German Bishops’ Conference, and close adviser to Pope Francis — has been accused of negligence in dealing with clerical sexual abuse while he was the bishop of Trier. We have highlighted that the administrator of the Domus Sanctae Marta and papal-appointed liasion to the Vatican bank reform process, Msgr. Battista Ricca, has been accused of living a scandalous homosexual life in Latin America, and was the figure about whom the pope famously asked, “Who am I to judge?” We have noted that Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, whom the pope appointed as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, advocates for Catholic acceptance of gay relationships and identity, women’s ordination, and has speculated about the “Eucharistic” nature of sodomy.

While this list is not comprehensive, the number of times such figures are appointed or honored by Francis pushes the suggestion that these are mere accidents beyond credulity. As the number of figures associated with sexual misconduct but nevertheless favored by Pope Francis continues to grow — with no remedial action in sight — hard questions need to be asked about whether any moral standards are being applied to candidates in positions of power in Francis’ Vatican. Or perhaps more to the point, whether noteworthy moral weakness is a characteristic preferred by the pontiff for reasons of his own.

Two Catholic psychologists of note — Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons and Dr. Gerard J. M. van den Aardweg — recently published an op-ed making the situation clear:

To begin with, the exposition of homoerotic art in Archbishop Paglia’s Cathedral from 2007 raises the important question of how he could ever have been chosen to lead the Pontifical Council for the Family and later the Pontifical Academy for Life and the John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family. It is now clear that he opposes the Church’s teaching on sexual morality. This question in itself requires an inquiry as to the intentions and criteria used within the Vatican for appointments under Pope Francis.

Archbishop Paglia’s use of homoerotic art reinforces the earlier views, presented to the Vatican by several Catholic mental health professionals, that Archbishop Paglia should be suspended from his responsibilities at the Vatican and be required to undergo an evaluation required of clergy who abuse youth with a focus on psycho-sexual development. This request was made because the initial Meeting Point online sexual education program for youth, developed under Archbishop Paglia’s direction when he headed the Pontifical Council for the Family, contained homoerotic and heterosexual pornography which was like that employed by adult sexual predators of youth.


However, even more troubling is the role of Pope Francis.  His apparent approval of the release of the Meeting Point program at World Youth Day with its homoerotic content and heterosexual pornography was severely negligent.

The authors conclude:

In the United States, a member of the hierarchy who deliberately places youth at risk of abuse by a known sexual predator is expected to resign from his Episcopal ministry.  This norm is valid for all countries. In addition, such a Bishop would also face criminal charges of severe negligence for contributing to the sexual abuse of a minor, which could have been prevented.

With all due respect, it is time that Pope Francis takes a firm stand in favor of Catholic moral doctrine, publicly distancing himself from those prelates who favor homosexuality as an alternate form of love by removing them from positions of leadership in the Vatican.

This post has been updated.

209 thoughts on ““Blasphemous,” “Disgusting,” & “Demonic”: Archbishop Paglia’s Homoerotic Mural”

  1. Wow, simply wow! How could this happen, and I can’t seem to find Paglia’s explanation for allowing this. I also can’t seem to find out if this is still up or if it has been painted over. It reminded me of that wall hanging in the movie Devil’s Advocate in Pacino’s office/home where it morphed into an orgy scene.

        • Especially when statues and high altars were so readily smashed, torn down, and otherwise destroyed after Vatican 2 and during the implementation of the Novus Ordo. The churchmen took quick action to remove “objectionable” art then, why not now? Or perhaps it’s actually rather pleasing?

          • Or maybe the new Bishop knows that Card Paglia will hear about it if the mural gets freshly painted over! If the new Bishop is orthodox, then having that mural there would be a humiliation -it would take great courage to get it painted over. I’ve seen similar things happen locally though not involving porn.

          • I don’t see how it would take any courage. I understand your point, but how could one celebrate the sacraments in a place with that blasphemy on the wall??? No, there is no proper response, not any, other than removing that horror. It is the bishop’s cathedral, not Paglia’s. It’s malice (or perhaps extreme cowardice) that allows that to stand.

          • The Vatican reminds me of the book by Orwell, ” Animal Farm”.
            Communism has spread her errors right into the Vatican.

          • Bulldozers (no less) were used to smash the consecrated Traditional Altar at Saint Patricks Cathedral, Auckland, New Zealand in 1983. It literally broke the heart of many of the Traditional Faithful – and mine too, when I found out about it later in 1987 (communications were poor down here in those days). And they replaced the beautiful crucifix which had been mounted there for many decades with a bare cross with a bit of cloth hung over it. Iconoclasts – just like Luther.


        • I’d be there in a minute if I didn’t have Alpha1. I’ll be glad to join any group that wants to organize and plan action. We could start by states perhaps. Somehow we have to organize and start putting heat under our bishops feet. They’re doing NOTHING! Nothing!

      • I read somewhere that someone took it down, but it was put back up again? This is not ‘iron clad’ but that’s what I remember reading. Regardless, what’s going on in the Vatican surrounding the Pope is truly diabolical.

        • It is either a fresco, or a mural painted on dry plaster. Likely the later. It can only be taken down with a jackhammer or painted over.
          You will wait for a long time before that happens.
          A very long time.

          • A power sander should work, but whoever is doing it should blindfold himself so as not to have those satanic images burned into his mind.

          • A can of spray paint, concerted efffort simultaneously by people can whitewash this grotesque abomination.

      • JUST TO QUOTE POPE PAUL VI (JUNE, 1972): ” THE SMOKE OF SATAN HAS ENTERED THE CHURCH”. Since then, one can give dozens of CONCRETE FACTS to prove HOW CORRECT PAUL VI was. Only that now the SMOKE has BECOME a HUGE BONFIRE OUT OF CONTROL. Mr. TRUMP is CLEANING HOUSE at THE WHITE HOUSE; May I suggest that we pray to God to do same at the VATICAN.

      • And he won’t respond and neither will anyone else at the Vatican. Total arrogance and utter contempt for Our Lord. After reading your blog on Francis’ 4th Anniversary I went to bed feeling as though the Chair of St Peter is now currently occupied by a man who is league with the Devil. I was aware of many of the things you posted but there were others added to the list. I prayed to Our Lord that Francis recants these errors and heresies that he has quietly given approval to and for the confusion, chaos and disunity he is allowing to occur to end. May Our Lord protect His Church from these enemies within it and defeat these evildoers who are leading souls astray.

  2. “highly inappropriate for a church setting”

    One Peter Five just won Understatement of the Year Award

    Also, this is why we can’t have nice things…

  3. I will leave it to the professionals to evaluate Archbishop Paglia’s psyche, and his confessor – if he has one – to discern his moral and spiritual soundness, but there is no doubt that he is the quintessential example of one who should not be involved in liturgical arts.
    While the mural exhibits significant achievement in a range of skills of which any artist would be proud, more importantly these skills are used in executing a work of pornography for an ecclesial space. The talented artist has a debased perspective and has prostituted his God given gifts for a nefarious purpose.
    What would motivate an artist to do this?
    What would motivate an ecclesiastic to facilitate it?
    It is without doubt a grand example of subterfuge, of grooming. Desensitize the public subliminally by exposure to degrading imagery, while enlisting the Church in the enterprise to give the foul imagery credence, thus affirming aberrance in the viewer.
    At the same time it is not unlikely that the artist and the ecclesiastic took great satisfaction in “sticking it” to the episcopate and the laity who would oppose them. Remember this work was executed during the pontificate of Pope Benedict. “Artists” of all range of accomplishment are provided a certain length of leash – one would not want to be considered a Philistine in ecclesiastical circles, where many substitute “high culture” and “broad mindedness” for religious faith.
    Should those liberated from Roman Catholic moral theology appeal to the aesthetic freedom enjoyed by likes of masters such as Michelangelo they exhibit a grievous ignorance of art
    history, philosophy and most assuredly theology.
    This incident is a potent example of the many facets of ecclesiastical corruption.
    Nothing will be done about it.

  4. Mark Kenny, Janitor at St. Cecelia Cathedral of Omaha NE, far down the power structure from great men like Arbp Paglia, remains my hero.

    The Parish Priest, Fr. Gutgsell adorned the Cathedral with Disney mannequins last year. Mary Poppins floating above the Church was too much for Janitor Kenny. He went up with bolt cutters and Mary Poppins was no longer able to “fly”. He then proceeded to trash all the mannequins before the police arrived to put a stop to it.

    Fr. Gutsgell: “Why did you throw out the displays”?

    Mr. Kenny: “Father, this is bull****! We can’t have this in the church. This isn’t culture, it’s Disney crap!”. He then went to the Communion rail to wait for police.


  5. Amazing how long this has been going on. WHY were these sorry excuses for priests and bishops promoted and coddled for yrs and years ? Shame on the Vatican and their clerical supervisors. Sad day for the faith on such public and art Apostasy.

  6. A twisted parody of the Catholic Church is being born in front of our very eyes. I could not bring my children into this cathedral because it would mean exposing them to blasphemous pornography. Let me say that again: bringing my children into a Catholic cathedral would expose them to pornography. There are no words to describe this evil.

    • Oh yes, there are words for this evil. This is works of satan and his servants.
      But unfortunately, there are still some of the faithful ones who are skeptical about prophecies of st Francis of Assisi and venerable Fulton Sheen.

      • Oh how I pray that the faithful would look to these prophesies also. I need to quote Pope Urban XIII concerning private revelation

        “In cases which concern private revelation, it is better to believe than not believe, for if you believe and it is proven true, you will be happy that you believed, because our Holy Mother asked it. If you believe and it should be proven false, you will receive all the blessings as if it had been true because you believed it to be true.”

    • Great timing that Disney beauty and the beast film and Paglia are promoting sodomy under the light of media spotlight at the same time.. I wonder if the priest who had janitor arrested will put up homosexual b b characters in that church now.

      • The country of Malaysia is Muslim. The religious leadership there rejected Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” unless the “gay scene” was removed. It is in process. They are getting the pure story that is so beautiful. WHY CAN’T WE DO THE SAME???

        • Sadly Disney is part of a disturbing trend in media TV and film doing this. Last Star trek film ,TV shows like Flash and Super girl turn your stomach by promotion of a Homosexual transgender agenda there as well…….. Time to organise a boycott of media network TV and films . Hope this occurs during upcoming Sweeps rating weeks for network TV shows .

          • The Disney Corporation in Burbank, California, is the unofficial headquarters and chief supporter of the homosexual agenda worldwide, and has been for decades. The gradual introduction into its films of homosexual themes and images is nothing new. It has been carefully planned and will continue unless its leaders are stopped.

            No Christian should spend a dime on anything Disney sells, especially in its theme parks.

          • Some years ago, a number of parents said their children had been molested in tunnels under DisneyWorld in Florida. I watched an interview with the manager of DisneyWorld who pointed out that since the park was built over a swamp, such tunnels were impossible. I was convinced that the stories were false.

            A few years later I was watching a documentary on the Travel Channel on the building of DisneyWorld. It showed videos of huge construction vehicles creating a very gently sloped mound, twelve feet in height, to create a platform on which DisneyWorld was built.

            The show went on to discuss how tunnels had been put in under the mound so that workers and supplies could come and go without disturbing the patrons, and so that the total area of the park would be more compact.

            The manager in the original interview had walked through those tunnels to get to his office on the day he was interviewed.

            So was he telling one lie? Or two?

          • How about a dozen? Homosexuals are knee-jerk liars. They lie all day long. They lie about their affliction, alleging it’s a normal condition and sell that to children. Their entire propaganda machine, the most effective in the history of the world, is one vicious lie by which they have captured the courts, legislatures, public schools of governments all over the world. Their activists have destroyed the childhood of millions of children by enticing them into a world of sex and pornography which they are not competent to oppose. Their objective is to destroy all sense of sexual morality in the hope it will erase their knowledge of themselves. Good luck with that.

          • I stopped watching person of Interest​ a favorite show of mine and even NCIS New Orleans when they promote homosexual agenda there as well.

        • Julia, please don’t be naive. B&B movie/story is everything except beautiful. It is the beast who represents satan himself.
          What has the beast to do with a human being? With a woman, a creation of God the Almighty who created her to be, as the man is the image of God. Not the beast!

  7. With all due respect, it is PAST the time that Pope Francis should take a firm stand in favor of Catholic moral doctrine, publicly distancing himself from those prelates who favor homosexuality as an alternate form of love by removing them from positions of leadership in the Vatican. Time for the next step – start the process to uproot the root of this evil, remove Francis from the Papacy, and then clean the Church of all who refuse to conform to the teachings of the Church. Maybe the protestants will take these heretics along with all offensive murals, exhortations, etc. This is the Bride of Christ, it is our Mother, and we her children have put up with more than enough sacrilege.

    • You’re a bit naive and blind at the same time. It is Pope Bergoglio who is empowering these demons from hell. He’s been doing it for his entire pontificate. Cupich and Wuerl are the American evidence. Daneells on the balcony with him was the Belgian evidence at his first moment as Pope. He is an open book on this issue. I am not convinced he is not himself a homosexual, but that’s only my opinion. Who am I to judge, indeed!

      The removal of Bergoglio should be the highest priority.

      • Hi Winslow – Many thanks for agreeing with me. Did you realize that you have? Unless being a bit naïve and blind at the same time is a good thing in Winslow’s World.

        • You said, “… it is PAST the time that Pope Francis should take a firm stand in favor of Catholic moral doctrine, publicly distancing himself from those prelates who favor homosexuality….”

          It is naive in the extreme to suppose Bergoglio has any interest in ‘distancing himself’ from the people he has elevated to positions of authority. It is, at the same time, blind to suppose he is in any way, hostile to prelates who favor homosexuality.

          “Unless being a bit naïve and blind at the same time is a good thing in Winslow’s World.”

          That is pure nonsense and a failure to understand plain English.

          • Hi Winslow – It is past time to hope that your posts will make sense. That doesn’t imply that they ever did, Winslow.

          • Once again you have replied to a message from me without mentioning a single thing I said. Typical for people with nothing to say.

          • Hi Winslow – Do you know what an analogy is? Let me help – An analogy is a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification. I was responding to your post with an analogy. Focus on the second sentence of my previous post, it is the key to my response to your post, assuming that your posts ever make sense(from the point of view of one committed to the Truth). But, I must admit that such efforts might be wasted on you, Winslow.

          • Yes, I know what an analogy is and you obviously don’t. What you have done is post, not an analogy, but a direct and sophomoric accusation against me with no proof of what you allege. Just your usual uninformed arrogance and pomposity. I repeat, you have replied to a message from me without mentioning a single thing I said.

            If I don’t make sense to you it’s because you can’t understand English. See The Great Stalin’s message to me above. It’s about you.

            You are now arguing with at least half a dozen people who are united in their opinion of your nonsense. But there is no doubt you will continue to conduct yourself as the self-styled oracle of this discussion while the rest of us just shake our heads that anyone who can construct a sentence can be as willfully blind as you are. And ignorant, I might add.

          • Hi Winslow – Do you really wish to align yourself with anyone who claims Stalin was Great? Suit yourself. If you have a specific question you want me to address, feel free to ask it. One at a time, and be as pithy as possible.

  8. “Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you this? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming. The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” St. Paulus (2 Thessalonians 2,5-12)

  9. I am appalled to the core of my being. The Church founded by God, through which He desires all men to be saved for eternal life, is in the hands of the impure, the montrous, the devilish, the perverted.

    How much more do you all need for you all to finally abandon this false anti-church of darkness, with its Vatican bloody Two and its protestant New Mass and its un-Catholic new theology and its New Evangelisation which means no evangelisation and its new, new, new???

      • As happens all too often with this medium, you are too fast on the draw Steve. I am not suggesting that people leave the Church – but they *must* leave the anti-church.

        How to do this in practical terms? Only assist at Masses offered by the SSPX and one or two other similar groups.

        • Hi Stalin – The SSPX, and most probably the one or two similar groups you reference are the anti-church. Protestants make the same claims you do, the Church started when we say it did. All Heretics, Apostates and Schismatics, in the end all sing from the same song book, as they are all guided by the same spirit.

          • The SSPX heretic, apostate and schismatic? This is simply not true. You can find good articles from Mr. Ferrara on the Remnant website. Personally I go to a FSSP parish, although I know they have no bishop and wouldn’t even exist without the SSPX.

            Now, are you saying the gay NO church, where 99% of requests for annulments are granted, that prays along with Protestants and now Muslims, where everyone and his dog gets to heaven, is the Church of Jesus-Christ? Maybe you’re just planning to attend the NO while keeping to yourself a huge mental reservation? Getting in line with the others to receive communion in the hand from the woman/ex-nun/wannabe priest/ extraordinary communion minister? Along with the crowd that never goes to confession and is happy to support their gay family member pretended marriage?
            There is something wrong going on. It would be helpful if you could stop bashing the SSPX.

          • Hi Chris – The Bishop with authority over the FSSP parish in Quincy, Illinois is Bishop Paprocki, Spingfield diocese. The Truth is evidently what bashes the SSPX. That Truth is that they are the very definition of schismatics. The FSSP knows this, and is willing to serve as a bridge back to the Church to members of the SSPX.

          • FSSP vs SSPX : it’s a lot like a young child bragging about his strong older brother to walk unscathed among bullies.
            FSSP has been accepted in the Church, however refusing to give them the bishop that was promised by JPII in 1988 means the Vatican never intended to keep the tradition alive. FSSP is not sustainable. Without SSPX they’d have been crushed years ago.

          • Hi Chris – You have an overactive imagination. I am pretty sure a Lutheran with an overactive imagination has the same sense of over importance. Goes with the territory, I guess. Let’s call it the Luciferian Strut.

          • Pray explain how “schismatics” can be described by various Cardinals and Bishops, including the former Prefect of the CDF, as not being in schism; and further, how can “schismatics” be given the right to hear Confessions licitly (they were already valid)?

            Perhaps you are a follower of the Michael Voris cult? Maybe yes, maybe no. But your ignorance is vast either way. Sorry to be so direct, but the one with the protestant mentality is you.

          • Hi Stalin – Well crafted words from well seasoned diplomats. I was kicked off of the Church Militant Website twice. The first time because I defended Father Malachi Martin, which is the name if used on that website invites automatic scrutiny, and eventual expulsion, how pathetic is that? And then after being readmitted onto the website, was promptly kicked off again for making the case that Francis is neither the Vicar of Christ nor the Holy Father. But I will say this, the case against the SSPX is clearly and concisely presented on that website, and I assume that is what bothers you most – coherence.

          • Hi Stalin – And yet is you who calls themselves the Great Stalin, Nothing provocative there, eh? I invite moderation for all and malice toward none.

          • Hi Stalin – Here is the definition of malice – the intention or desire to do evil; ill will. You can try to make the case that any of my posts have any indication of malice, give it your best shot. I on the other hand would argue that someone who warns a schismatic that they face damnation is an act that is exactly the opposite of malice. I hope that when you warn heretics that they face certain damnation, that you aren’t put off by their claim that you drip malice.

          • I attend the Novus Ordo. I kneel to receive communion and only from an ordained minister. On Sunday i very obviously changed lines to receive from the priest. On Monday, I walked all the way around the Church (we had been in the cry room) to receive from the priest

          • Yes, I did all that for some years before I realised that it was a valid Sacrament only by the infinite patience and forbearance of Our Lord Jesus Christ. But in no sense beyond that was it Catholic.

          • I grew up in the Novus Ordo. I’ve attended four Traditional Latin Masses so far. Two were low and two were high. (I think.) And while I appreciate the beauty and majesty, I did not get the feeling that I was any more in the presence of God and assisting at His Holy Sacrifice at the Extraordinary Form Masses than I did in the Ordinary Form Masses.

            I think the Novus Ordo can be salvaged if we went back and actually did was supposed to be done: turn the priest around so he offers the Mass ad orientem; eliminate abuses like altar girls, communion in the hand and “extraordinary” ministers of Communion; more Latin, more chant and more incense; make the Roman Canon normative rather than an option.

          • I have nurtured some people coming from the NO to the ancient rite. Not one of them will ever return to the NO.

            However, all of them needed maybe fifteen to thirty times before the stark difference began to truly sink into their minds and hearts. It helps to have a good Latin-English Missal so the beauty of the prayers and the wholly-different theology become apparent. Place the texts of the NO and the True Mass alongside each other and think.

          • It’s essential to have the Missal otherwise it’s just too much of a culture shock particularly for young adults.

          • LOL. If they did all those things you mention in your last paragraph it wouldn’t be the modern NO.

            I grew up with TLM. I always had a sense of the presence of God; with the NO, which I now attend, rarely do I get a sense of God’s presence among us. The sense of the priest’s presence is overwhelming. Too much noise and not enough silence. It is through silence we hear the voice of God.

          • Oh dear oh dear oh dear. It’s like that with you is it? Zero understanding but puts himself about in the comboxes anyway. A Novus Ordo convert is my proletarian guess.

            Check yourself into your local Party for re-education Comrade.

          • Hi Stalin – Cradle Catholic born in 1962. Can you get your money back if you lose your soul at one of those re-education camps?

          • 🙂 No, the Party’s funding comes first.

            Stop with all the the SSPX schismatic, you-think-like-Protestants crap. We are way, way past all of that.

            I find it actually astonishing that we Catholic men have not risen up and thrown these monsters into the Tiber – and I am not talking about Bergoglio and his immoral minions. Going back to Paul VI – why have Catholics put up with all of this? Did we want it? Were we too secularised? Or does it arise from a wholly unrealistic and uncatholic view of the Hierarchy, particularly the Papacy?

            We were never meant to feed from their spoon if they fed us poison! The Fathers say so! Scripture says so!

          • Hi Stalin – Can you make the case that the SSPX are not schismatics? Perhaps if you try, you will realize the similarity between the arguments you make and the arguments Protestants make that they are not heretics. Can you make the case that the SSPX has evolved without the same divisions that mark the early stages of Luther’s supposed reformation? Perhaps if you try, you will realize the similarity between those who support all supposed movements by the Holy Spirit that end up in not only separation from the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, but the splintering that is the hallmark of all such movements which depend on the following of persuasive cultish personalities rather than Truth. The response to Vatican II was not to abandon the Church, using the laughable excuse that you were being more faithful to the teachings on the Church than those who remained within the Church and fought to defend those teachings. It is exactly like what Luther did, when he used the excuse that indulgences were corrupting the Church, when in fact it was a large and extensive rebellion against many of the unchanging teachings of the Church that he opposed. It is the same spirit which inspired both Abp. Lefebvre and Luther to separate themselves from the Church. That they do so from the supposed opposite ends of the spectrum, does not make either of them more faithful to Christ. Both will stand before Jesus with the exact same stain of unfaithfulness upon their souls.

          • I do not need to make the case when many Cardinals and Bishops have repeatedly stated the SSPX is not, and has never been, schismatic.

            Voris and his babe in arms colleagues are not worth a single minute of my, or your, time. What the hell does he know?

          • Hi Stalin – No actually you do need to make the case, in your own words, feel free to quote those Cardinals and Bishops though. Voris “and his babe in arms colleagues”, who ever they might be, are very effective evangelizers. Although they are a little too quirky at times, and a little too worried about keeping the cash flowing..

    • The question must goes about abandoning the heretics who usurped our Catholic Church. Which is still Church of Christ and our Church. They are false representatives of us and our Church. We should remain faithful. Even until there is just one living faithful Catholic on Earth, he should represent the real Church of Christ. It is our Church, and it will always be. Not theirs. Not of those heretics who, just for now, have our buildings, but they can never take from us our true Catholic Faith.

      • Amen to that Comrade. I would only say that it is Christ’s Church first and foremost, not ours. But yes – certainly not theirs, though they control the purse strings and wear the Bishop’s purple.

      • I believe it was St. Jerome who wrote about offering and assisting at Mass in fields because heretics controlled the Church buildings

        • It was Church Father St. Athanasius who wrote in his letter to faithful Catholics during the Arian crisis, when most of the bishops left the faith: “They have places, but you have the apostolic faith. (…) Let us consider what is greater, place or faith? Clearly, the true faith. Who then lost more, or who have more? The one who keeps the places or the one who keeps the faith? (…) As much as it seems that they are running the Church, as much as more they are kicked out “.

      • Ivan, you just quoted ST. ATHANASIUS. The MODERNISTS ( LIBERALS) AKA DECEIVED, have the BUILDINGS, But we have THE FAITH. HOW TRUE.

    • Nothing new. Judas was one of the first bishops. We are approaching but are still nowhere near the levels of depravity demonstrated during the Pornocracy nor the levels of heresy demonstrated during the Fourth Century.

      We’ve been here before. Keep calm…the Gates of Hell will not prevail

          • The Faith itself was not under direct attack from the men of that time, deeply immoral as Rome was then. Now it is. They were shagging yes – but they weren’t apostates pretending to be Catholics.

          • John XII not John XXII.

            John XII was evil. He received the papacy as a birthday gift from his father, who had purchased it for him. He was a murderer and adulterer. He invoked demons, gambled, made a mockery of the sacraments by, among other things, ordaining a deacon in a horse stall. He offered Mass without partaking of the Blessed Sacrament. He had a sexual relationship with his niece. He was killed by a jealous hammer wielding husband who found him in bed with his wife.

            I know the usual reply is that “He didn’t try to change doctrine” but this guy was still unabashedly evil at level the current Pontiff does not even approach

      • The best way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing…Edmund Burke (paraphrase) It’s time to be the hands and feet of our Lord. It’s past time to cast out the homosexual depravity that’s smothering our beloved Church! It’s satanic. Cast it out. Enough with the spasms and feinting couches. These depraved people are taking over…look at what we just read about the high level position this monster has been appointed to by this bishop of Rome. Enough! When are we going to get organized? It’s NOT the time to keep calm. What is wrong with everyone? Keep calm? Really?

        • You can keep calm and still do something. I was more referring to histrionic “worst condition in which the Church has even been” mindset that many seem to have. Of course it’s awful but we’ve seen awful before…so by all means do
          Something but continue to trust that God will preserve His Church

    • Everyone’s appalled. Everyone’s shuddering. When is anyone going to suggest meeting in Italy and painting over that disgusting evil mural? It’s way past time for talking and time for action. Why aren’t laymen meeting to discuss what’s to be done? Organize! Meet with bishops! Meet with school principals! Meet with other parishoners to discuss abuses throughout our areas. !Organize 2 Take Action 3 Prayer groups We have to just stop blogging about our shock and take action.

        • Thats the ticket. If some how we could get organized we could connect those of us who’d be willing to support and those willing to do. Theres a Catholic Militant group forming on twitter but i cant see them painting over obscene murals. I see us repairing damaged Statues etc,writing bishops.America Needs Fatima protest movies etc snd so few show up. People need to be motivated to get off their feinting couches and be uncomfortable.Many Priests dont want discomfort either. ‘Comfort came in the door as a guest and became the master.’ Thoreau

  10. Answers are lacking as to why a man who would commission such a work would be put in such significant positions of influence within Church institutions responsible for the implementation of Catholic sexual teaching:

    Oh come on Steve, you know the answer and everyone knows the answer – the demonic is fully entrenched in the Vatican.

    • We are at battle with Satan, who is running wild with glee in our Church.
      The demonic forces are at their pinnacle, it would seem.

    • That’s certainly reasonable conjecture, but it is not empirical fact. I’m of the school of thought that we may be suspicious of motives without impugning them as though we have certitude.

      If you want the facts, I don’t have all of them. If you want my opinion, I generally agree with you – although I still would like to know specific reasons for appointing someone so obviously compromised.

      • although I still would like to know specific reasons for appointing someone so obviously compromised.

        Burke et al are saying, “Get in the queue Steve. And get a portable chair. We’re here for the long haul.”

    • People forget this has all happened before and that St. Peter Damian wrote about it in the eleventh century

      For there is nothing new under the sun…

  11. I was searching for an image of the mural in my web browser and it alerted me about its content. It asked if I should unlock the “safemode” search. It says:
    “Safe search blocked some results for mural Cathedral Archbishop Paglia”.
    I think that just this incident alone says enough. Enough!

    If my web browser could understand the true meaning of the words involved, it would start to cry for mercy.

    *A mural, a painting which only intention should be the Glory of God…
    *A Cathedral, where the altar of the Sacrifice of Our Lord is placed. Where the Tabernacle, where He, being the Lord of the whole Universe and of all souls, stays just for us, sinners, in form of bread and wine only because His infinite love and mercy. Where He wants to be Our food, where He renews His offering to the Father for our salvation…
    *An Archbishop, a disciple so close to His Sacred Heart that He has given the responsibility of taking care of His own sheep for whom He gives His Flesh and Blood…, to lead them to Heaven, to teach them the Faith. Someone whose hands He has consecrated so dearly to permit them to touch Him every Holy Mass…

    I wonder if its a sin to not cover those paintings with white paint. What a saint will do? What a saint will do?

  12. The goal here is to get rid of sexual morality. Sodomy advocates used to say – whatever happens between two adults behind closed doors is no one’s business. Of course, these lovers of sexual deviance no longer believe in age limitations or limits to the number of participants, and they definitely don’t close doors, but rather take the deviance to the streets, to parade it with pride, in front of children. I am sure, having observed it for years, that to these deviants (including many in the Vatican) all sex is innocent and highly recommendable. Only procreative sex can be sinful.
    Bergoglio is very persistent in promoting a culture of encounters (including sexual, there is no doubt). It is clear the goal of these… encounters is to accept everyone and everything they do without a judgement about morality or immorality of their choices – so long as they proclaim Marxist social justice values, environmentalism and religious indifferentism.

    I know many would consider my comment as based in falsehoods and exaggerations, but I am certain it is completely rational and based in observation of reality. The disgusting painting was commissioned to get people accustomed to Church approval and promotion of sex, including deviants and pedophiles in Church hierarchy.

    Let is face it – Bergoglio approves and even prefers premarital sex to chastity, promotes deviance-normalizing sex-ed, praises abortionists, killers of thousands of babies, and eugenicists, invites them to the Vatican to serve as advisers… I can go and on. The point is – he wants the Church to embrace sex, all sex, as good and necessary, and he wants to disassociate it from procreation.

    Remember how he said that the Church talks too much about abortion? If he lives long enough, I fully expect him to attack anyone codemning fornication. He will take issue with the usage of words such as adultery and fornication, just like he got rid of the word sodomy.

  13. I know Greg Burke personally. He is as rock-solid a Roman Catholic as they come. He may not, for different reasons which cannot always be disclosed, want to comment publicly on this website or that. But trust me: his heart is absolutely in the right place and he [likely] agrees substantially with Steve’s opinion of Papa Bergoglio and his pontificate. I recommend Steve make a hard appointment with Burke, then travel to Rome to meet with him in person. Zero doubt: Steve + Greg + Beer = a ton of agreement on the situation of the Church right now and its causes. Not sure Burke, the surely orthodox but prudent Vatican spokesman [after all] would agree with Steve’s firebrand tactics and methods, but there would be wide-scale agreement that “something” needs to be done. The Greg Burke that I know, though frankly we have not spoken for years, would probably recommend a solution of kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament for three days straight without food or water, begging Our Lord to come to the aid of His Church. Steve, on the other hand, while certainly not opposed to such an approach, might be a little more likely to recommend a “Million Man March On Rome” (which I myself would likely join, btw) or something of the sort. Either way, imo it is a ‘bromance’ made in Heaven and could yield some very interesting fruit indeed for the Church.

    My two cents.

    • He’s never going to comment if he wants to keep his job; why would he want to stay and be a part of all this mayhem?

      • Well, yes, that is the conundrum of being a ‘conservative’, for lack of a better term, in a ‘liberal-minded’ administration. Better that a right-minded person be in Burke’s position than just another leftist hack like Federico Lombardi, his predecessor. But at the same time, you know that if you say one word against the regime, you’re toast. In some senses, just taking the position of Bergoglio’s spokesman is a sell-out, imo. Like, dude, really? You’re gonna play Josh Ernest to the Catholic Obama? Really? But then again…you might lay low for a time and come out with a crushing reveal at the crucial moment for your hapless tyrant of a boss. So there are two ways of looking at it.

        I could never for one milli-second do Burke’s job. Because if I got that close to my mark I’m not sure what I would do. Bergoglio is an evil sonofabitch spawn of satan. That much is sure. So why indeed act as his spokesman? It’s a fair question. But imo Greg Burke is biding his time, limiting damage as much as he can (in however limited a fashion), and waiting for ‘the end’…of this satanic pontificate. idk.

  14. This vile image has been in place for a decade and it is just being made public in the sense that it has not been widely reported until now.

    As to why it was commissioned, the obvious answers are, well rather obvious. As to why this man would be put in a the position he holds despite things like this (rather than being excommunicated and laicized) is because Pope Francis (and all who are like him in the Hierarchy) is very comfortable cooperating with anyone who is willing to put forth his agenda no matter how repulsive that person happens to be, just as he is well known for ostracizing anyone who doesn’t cooperate fully with his agenda no matter how saintly they may be. And what is his agenda? To remake the Church in his own image and likeness for he is his own revelation. He is the Pope and therefore He has God’s blessing to do whatever he wills because God chose him to do so…(thus is the reasoning of PF, and he has made that clear in several interviews and reports of his behavior.) Remember the 2nd Synod on the Destruction of the Family, where he declared that everyone should relax because he is the Pope, therefore it’s guaranteed to be good?

    Evil embraces evil and shuns the good. Thus ends the clarification.

    • At one time I wouldn’t have believed that someone elevated to the papacy could think that way, could have such a flawed ecclesiology. After all, I’m just a pewsitter and even I understand that no one, not even the Pope, can innovate on what has been revealed. But the Maltese Bishops disabused me of the fantasy that high ranking clergy necessarily have a sound ecclesiology. Many, many do not. Clearly, PF does not.

  15. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse ….. whatever are these people thinking? Is nothing sacred? Is nothing holy?

    • If that is what you truly think Pope Francis is thinking, you have no business being a Catholic priest. It is clergy like you who betray Jesus Christ with your indifference to what is going on around you in the Church and by your failure to uphold the faith.

  16. PAGAL in Hindi language, means MAD; may be this man is spiritually MAD. And Pagalia could mean perhaps, “Little OLD, MAD GIRL.”

  17. A local newspaper wrote that the “artist” who painted this crap dared even to propose Paglia painting people engaged in sex acts in that fresco (!) But Paglia declined.
    Truly, this cardinal is narrow-minded…

  18. Tells you a lot about Pope Francis who elevated such a person. There is something terribly wrong with Pope Francis and many Cardinals and Bishops. I think it is a homosexual mentality which blinds them to self and to Catholic doctrine.

    • It could also very well be that he surrounds himself with morally compromised men who are easy to control. They can do what he wants and be protected, or he can reveal the depths of their depravity and destroy them.

      We’ve heard rumors for some time that this was his method in Argentina. That he would compile information on compromised clergy then confront them with it if they didn’t do his bidding.

      It’s a rumor that seems plausible, based on stories like this. Difficult to confirm, however.

      • Thanks Steve.. Interesting observation which makes Pope Francis an even worse person by willfully using compromised clergymen to carry out his schemes to undermine Catholic doctrine.

      • Also interesting because it is precisely the way the Clintons operate and have operated for decades according to many sources. Of course it’s difficult to confirm; blackmail is never anyone’s public policy. But there’s simply so much wrong with this papacy that it’s easy to believe there’s even a bit more wrong.

      • That’s how government leaders, judges, etc. are kept in check and gotten do the Beast’s bidding.

        In 1776 Weishaupt organized the Illuminati to put the plot into execution. The word Illuminati is derived from Lucifer, and means ‘holders of the light’ . Using the lie that his objective was to bring about a one world government to enable men with proven mental ability to govern the world he recruited about two thousand followers. These included the most intelligent men in
        the field of Arts and Letters : Education : the sciences, finance and industry. He then established Lodges of the Grand Orient to be their secret headquarters.

        Weishaupt’ s revised plan required his Illuminati to do the following things to help them accomplish their purpose.

        (1) Use monetary and sex bribery to obtain control of people already occupying positions in high places in the various levels of ALL governments and other fields of human endeavour. Once an influential person had fallen for the lies, deceits, and temptations of the Illuminati they were to be held in bondage by application of political and other forms of blackmail and threats of financial ruin, public exposure, and physical harm and even death to themselves and their loved ones. […]. – Pawns in the Game by William guy Carr –

      • Bergoglio’s tracks are lodged in cement. He is what we have seen of him and he will not change. If he had the intention to destroy them he would isolate one or two of them at a time. He has elevated dozens. Which of them has he exposed as depraved? Who has he destroyed? One such depraved cleric is the one about whom he said, “Who am I to judge?” Bergoglio has embraced him without reservation. Of course the answer to that is, they are all doing his bidding, which conforms to their agenda.

        He has overruled Christ Himself and told the world he will “go down in history as the man who split the Catholic Church,” a shabby boast only the most arrogant, evil enemy of Christ could utter.

        The blackmailing is just like Bergoglio, dangerous and deceitful.

        • He hasn’t destroyed them because they’re only too happy to cooperate. Where he has been more willing to destroy is with Fr. Manelli, who not only headed up an order of TLM-loving Franciscan, but was, I’ve been told, an effective anti-masonic writer. Or Bishop Robert Finn, a tradition friendly and fairly orthodox Bishop whose “negligence” in handling a clerical sex abuser is far less direct and complicit than Francis’ own handling of Francis. Inzoli. Or Bishop Livieres, the tradition friendly bishop in Peru who had the most successful seminary in Latin America, and who was not afraid to oppose his fellow homosexual bishops.

          You get the point.

      • As the Pizzagate revelations show, this is certainly how things often work in the political world. Provide powerful people opportunities to indulge their basest desires, witness them doing it, overtly or covertly make video documentation of their acts, then use that to blackmail them into doing whatever you want.

        Nick Bryant’s book The Franklin Scandal describes one sex-trafficking ring in the 1980s that involved local and national politicians and even law-enforcement officials. Apparently this kind of thing has been the “secret weapon” of the people who run the world for many years.

    • You have hit the nail on the head. It is homosexuals and their fellow travelers who are at the root of all the evil in the Church. We must remember, influential homosexuals in the Church always advance the careers of their homosexual acolytes. Ask yourself, who is the most influential individual in the Church today? Who is it who is empowering homosexuals by elevating them to influential positions in the Curia and the hierarchy all over the world? Who is it who removed Cardinal Burke from the Congregation for Bishops and replaced him with Donna Wuerl and Miss Blase Cupich?

      The rot has reached the top and is spreading rapidly.

  19. 5 gallons of white paint and the painting of these verses from Roman –

    20 Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; 21 for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.
    24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen.
    26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.

    over the top of the mural would settle things nicely.

  20. If this mural was commissioned in 2007, why didn’t Pope Benedict order it to be painted over? Why has it become an issue only now?

  21. And now we hear…………………………..that the 4 Dubia Cardinals ‘supposedly and by ‘anonymous’ Fra Cristoforo’ have backed out of a formal correction of the ‘Pope’ for the heresy in A.L. This of course is just heresay at this point, but the reason being that they don’t have enough ‘support’ from ranking Cardinals to correct him publicly and formally according to some in Rome. We will see how this all turns out, but……………how many of us had bad vibes about the correction going in this direction? And how much does anyone want to speculate that it was Cardinal Mueller who put the damper on it? I guess we shouldn’t dabble in ‘rumors’ but, it seems likely that this is the case since we haven’t heard a word about it in many months. If this is true……………it’s about as disgusting as Cardinal Paglia’s homoerotic mural! The ‘hits’ just keep on comin.

    • I’d advise being wary about these rumors coming from Fra Cristoforo. They might be true, but he produces so much tantalizing information — all of it anonymously sourced — that I am wary of a disinformation campaign from allies of the papacy. Fake news is something we all have to watch out for.

      • Absolutely correct. We have to accustom our brains to fake news coming from possibly anywhere and especially if we don’t know the source. And who knows who this ‘Fra Cristoforo’ is? Logically speaking, it seems we would have heard something by now, however, as Cardinal Burke stated ‘sometime after Christmas’…….and we are now approaching the Easter Season, so?? All we really know is that the Vatican is by now overflowing with the diabolic

      • I haven’t put any credence in him as a source for anything yet, so far he has been putting out stuff for certain people to lap up because it’s what they already believe. I have no problem with an anonymous source, but at some point some of the ‘news’ needs to be accurate not just cobbled together reports of things after the fact and wild assertions of other things developing.

        From Edward Pentin:

        Edward Pentin‏ @EdwardPentin 3h3 hours ago

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        Correction of the #Pope continues to be “on track” according to informed sources.

        Pentin has proven his credibility many times over. Fra Cristoforo hasn’t proven anything yet….

        • That the formal correction was shelved by the dubia cardinals because of lack of support from other cardinals was … well … dubious.
          Be wary of Fra Cristoforo or test everything from him especially given the apparent absolute control Pope Francis has in Santa Marta. My take is that if he was genuine, they would very quickly smoke him out .

        • Even if there is any doubt about Ecclesiastical support out there for the LofC, something BIG must be done because they’ve indicated where the next attacks will go : the celibate Priesthood, the whole idea of celibacy in any context, and another translation of the Mass – a word here, a word there. People are still using laminated copies of the most recent changes! This Pontificate is about teaching the Catholic Church changes and changes often. This alone undermines the sense of the timelessness, the idea of changeless truths – the Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Deregulation means lawlessness.

  22. Actually the only thing that angers me more than the fact that a vile perverted bishop commissioned such a blasphemy is that the faithful of the diocese of Terni sat back and did nothing to reclaim their cathedral for Christ.

  23. The four Cardinals seem to have retracted their request for a formal correction, so many diabolical events occurring in and around the Pope’s trusted group on a daily basis.. Heretical and blasphemous behavior every day.too many to list.. .any ideas on a course of action for the lay faithful ?

    • No, the Four Cardinals haven’t and there is zero evidence of them having done so.

      From Edward Pentin‏ @EdwardPentin 3h3 hours ago

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  24. A lot of carping and griping in the comments below. Did you really expect that after 50 years of Vatican II that it’s effects were just going to disappear like fog in the morning? That a Bergoglio was never going to appear on the seen? Really. Bergoglio was preordained to appear. He was born and nurtured by the cult of Vatican II. He is what the Church has become. Get over it. Move on. Pray to our dear Lord that a new holy pope is given to us and soon before this really gets out of hand.

  25. “In one instance, one male can be seen with his hand between another male’s legs groping his reproductive organ.”

    Ohhhhhhhh, Church of Sodomy. Oh I see, the reprobate Paglia is PREPARING us for the Full Blown Church of Sodomy.

    Isn’t this enough? Hose the wall down with blessed water or remove the wall and replace it. Remove Paglia and while we’re at it Remove Jorge Bergoglio too!

  26. Apart from the vile mural, I see that the Bishop’s diocese was short of €35 million by the time he left. This certainly fits the USA pattern where sexual and financial corruption go hand in hand in dioceses and parishes. In the USA cases, the money disappears because the priest or bishop needs extra funds to pay for his mistress, hookers, catamite or rent boys. And, if he is Archbishop Weakland, to pay $450,000 hush money to a blackmailing boyfriend. I am not holding my breath for any investigation into the Terni diocese funds to be launched.

  27. All of Bergoglio’s sycophants are homos. Kasper, Marx, Daneels, Paglia……this is the homo-papacy and we’re afflicted with homo-heresy.

    The lavender mafia is in control.

  28. It is impossible to become aware of these facts (and we are dealing here with easily corroborated facts regarding papal appointments, not any kind of wild conspiracy theory or rumor or hearsay) and not come away with the impression that the Pope is deliberately seeking to grant increased ecclesial authority to bishops and priests who are personally, physically involved in a sin against the nature of the human being, and against the marriage of Christ and the Church.

    If one reads the original interview with the artist of the mural, and considers Paglia’s very direct involvement (to the point of, apparently, micro-managing the artist’s work process) in the painting of a mural in which his own face prominently appears, it seems extremely likely that Paglia is personally involved in this sin.

    Francis is no fool. He must know Paglia, a man he chose to make not only President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, but also Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical JPII Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. If

    (a) he does in fact know that this man is actively involved in this sin, and
    (b) he entrusts him with these two roles,

    what conclusion can a rational person draw but that the goal is to ensure a fundamental transformation of these (i.e., the Academy for Life, the John Paul II Institute) from within?

    A similar argument can be made for Daneels, Inzoli (and by extension, Coccopalmerio and Pinto), Ricca, Radcliffe, etc., even if some of these are priests with no big ecclesial influence (yet).

    How can someone look at these things and not pose the question about the Pope himself?

    Why does a man promote, protect, support, champion so many who are actively involved in this sin, unless he wants this faction (i.e., the faction of bishops and priests actively living in this sin) to grow and to become more powerful in the Church? The answer cannot be “Mercy for the person struggling with temptations to sin.” Mercy might be used to try to justify keeping someone in the priestly ministry who struggled with temptations to this sin, and supporting this priest as a confessor or spiritual director; mercy alone would not explain big promotions and the conferring of significant ecclesial influence.

    There are two reasons why a Pope would want to promote men in this faction and confer on them greater ecclesial influence: either (1) an ideological zeal (i.e., zeal for the Sexual Revolution, for what Nietzsche might call a re-evaluation of all sexual values), or (2) a personal stake in the faction, a bodily involvement in the sin itself.

    I will continue to presuppose (1). I pray that the reality is not (2).

    • Bergoglio’s character is deeply flawed. This is the man who wrote in his own biography how as a young priest he liked to teach his young nephew filthy language. And who remembers the admission that when saying goodbye to a priest friend who lay open to view in his coffin before burial, Bergoglio spotted a lovely rosary clasped in the dead man’s hands and nicked it as a souvenir?

      In Buenes Aires we already know he surrounded himself with the immoral. He likes them and he likes their company.

      I think he actively hates holiness and purity.

  29. As with the righteous janitor, Mr. Kenny (below), if I grabbed a cart of whitewash pails to blacken out the said mural would that be an act of iconoclasm? would that brand me an iconoclast?

    Far from any act of sacrilege (or expression of iconoclastic heresy) my only crime (and, certainly no heresy) would be if I had not enough buckets of whitewash and broke into the nearest hardware store.

  30. It occurs to me that the parishioners of that church:
    (a) are so secularized that the mural seems normal and acceptable to them
    (b) have complained and have been soundly ignored and/or shut down
    (c) are clueless as to the images and view it is a modern-day Michelangelo

    I have friends who are blind to the occult and New Age symbolism in TV programming. These are “good people” who are simply unaware of things that are in plain view. We live in a sea of wickedness. And like the frog in the pot the water grows warmer every day.

  31. It isn’t just Cathedral murals pretending to be art that are blasphemous, disgusting and demonic. Homilies can be these things as well. Yesterday afternoon, I went to a vigil mass. I came away from that mass in shocked and stunned disbelief. The gospel reading this weekend was the passage about Christ asking the Samaritan woman at the well for a drink of water. Basically, the priest in his homily compared Christ’s knowledge of the woman and of her sexual immorality to the modern-day practice of consulting with a medium, clairvoyant or psychic, or checking one’s horoscope or with the practice of magic. He said it as if these practices were entirely acceptable and he did not make a single statement as to how these things (i.e., consult with mediums, psychics, clairvoyants, etc.) are grave wrongs in the Catholic faith. I feel sick to the very core of my being. I am speechless. The homily is from the pit of hell and the Eucharist is the body and blood, soul and divinity of Christ? I do not know if I will ever go back to that church. I do not know if I will ever sit and listen to another homily from that priest. Lord have mercy.

      • Unfortunately it is a three hour drive one way, Comrade. That would not be workable on a regular/ weekly basis. I will try some other parishes in my metropolitan area.

        • I am very lucky, having the nearest SSPX Priory just a five minute walk from the friend’s house where I am currently living. It’s easy to imagine that everyone else is just as lucky. Would you consider moving?

          • Well, I would really, really, really have to pray about moving. I would have to be convinced the Holy Spirit was leading me to a different community. The FSSP and SSPX churches in my state are in dying and decaying cities. Business, the economies and the infrastructure in these areas of the state are in serious decline. (Approaching Detroit type of decline!)

            In contrast, I live in a vibrant and growing community with awesome friends and neighbors and every amenity one could want. Police and fire, schools/ colleges and medical facilities are outstanding. There is literally anything and everything one could want. Moving is not such a simple matter. It would be preferable for me to go Catholic parish shopping.

          • Fair enough! I’m in no position to advise. Except to very politely mention that at the end of our lives, the state of our soul, not that of the local Fire Dept, will be what’s judged. All the best and good luck Comrade.

  32. I was just discussing the punishments in Hell with our Paster (FSSP). He mentioned that the Fathers and Doctors say the punishments are fitted to the terrible sins committed. So I guess in Hell those who sinned with their “privates” will burn THERE for eternity? Good.

  33. I strongly believe that anyone who wants to succeed in hollywood or in the music industry must take a luciferian oath, and in turn they are promised anything they want….sex, money, success, etc. When they partake in their evil desires, they have truly “sold their souls” because these things can be held against them if they don’t toe the line. More than one musician and actor have stated that they “sold their souls” to the devil. (Katy Perry, Bob Dylan, etc) They do the same with politicians….arrange for trips to Epsteins island for under-age sex then they have them right where they want them. Controlled, manipulated.

  34. Catholics and Christians are not the same! The Catholics worship Mary and God forbids it. She never died on a cross for me! She is not the queen of heaven either. She’s a blessing to have birthed the Savior of the world… She was never meant to be worshipped. I feel this so called Pope is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.


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