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Gaia Church: Love the Earth. Heaven Can Wait.

The latest papal video is out. Hot on the heels of last month’s paean to religious indifferentism, we get another blast of immanentism from the Vatican, which has apparently rebranded itself as a non-denominational ecology and social-justice driven NGO.

Yes. The Church teaches stewardship of creation. You’ll get no dispute from me. But it also teaches that the things of this world are passing, and that our eyes should be on heaven. I’d like to know when we’re going to get a papal video about how to accomplish that.

In a sermon given last year at the first Mass of a newly-ordained priest, Bishop Athanasius Schneider preached about the meaning of the priesthood – what it is, and what it isn’t:

The priesthood is concerned not with temporal things, but with eternal things. It is the same with the Church. The Church is not concerned with climate change, or ecology. That is the job of the government! The Church is concerned with eternal things!

And yet, here we are. We have a pope who takes great pains to avoid ever speaking about eternal things, but constantly beats the drum about what is temporal and transient.

What should we make of this?

Cardinal Biffi famously preached a Lenten retreat at the request of Pope Benedict XVI in 2004. His commentary caused quite a stir:

Cardinal Biffi, while he is known for orthodox faith and frank words, is most well known, at least in the secular media, for his preaching on the Antichrist. In fact, the Times of London reported in 2004 that the Cardinal described the Antichrist as “walking among us”.

The Lenten retreat did not disappoint. Cardinal Biffi picked up on his oft repeated theme of the Antichrist, basing his remarks on the works of Vladimir Soloviev, a Russian religious philosopher who has received praise from Pope Benedict prior to his elevation to the pontificate.

Quoting Soloviev, the Cardinal said “the Antichrist presents himself as pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist.”

“He will convoke an ecumenical council and will seek the consensus of all the Christian confessions, granting something to each one. The masses will follow him, with the exception of small groups of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants,” he said according to a Zenit translation of a Vatican Radio summary…

…In his “Tale of the Antichrist” Solovyov foresees that a small group of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants will resist and will say to the Antichrist: “You give us everything, except what interests us, Jesus Christ”. For Cardinal Biffi, this narrative is a warning: “Today, in fact, we run the risk of having a Christianity which puts aside Jesus with his cross and resurrection.”

The 78-year-old cardinal added that if Christians “limited themselves to speaking of shared values they would be more accepted on television programs and in social groups. But in this way, they will have renounced Jesus, the overwhelming reality of the resurrection.”

The cardinal said he believes that this is “the danger that Christians face in our days … the Son of God cannot be reduced to a series of good projects sanctioned by the prevailing worldly mentality.

Sound familiar?

There are also two relevant statements from Archbishop Fulton Sheen that have been widely quoted. The first, which is all over the Internet (but is difficult to source; it is most often attributed to a citation in the book The Thunder of Justice, by Ted and Maureen Flynn):

“The False Prophet will have a religion without a cross. A religion without a world to come. A religion to destroy religions. There will be a counterfeit church. Christ’s Church [the Catholic Church] will be one. And the False Prophet will create the other. The false church will be worldly ecumenical, and global. It will be a loose federation of churches. And religions forming some type of global association. A world parliament of churches. It will be emptied of all divine content and will be the mystical body of the Antichrist. The mystical body on earth today will have its Judas Iscariot and he will be the false prophet. Satan will recruit him from among our bishops.”

The second pertains to the Antichrist himself. This, taken from Communism and the Conscience of the West:

The Antichrist will not be so called; otherwise he would have no followers…he will come disguised as the Great Humanitarian; he will talk peace, prosperity and plenty not as means to lead us to God, but as ends in themselves…He will tempt Christian(s) with the same three temptations with which he tempted Christ… He will have one great secret which he will tell to no one: he will not believe in God. Because his religion will be brotherhood without the fatherhood of God, he will deceive even the elect. He will set up a counterchurch … It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of Antichrist that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ.

Am I saying that Pope Francis is the False Prophet, or worse, the Antichrist?

No. I am not. 

What I am saying is that he shares some noteworthy characteristics and ideological predilections that have long been foretold to be a feature of these apocalyptic figures. The obsession with the environment. The excessive concern for the distribution of material resources. The condemnation of all war, even just war. The joint worship with Lutherans. The admonition that members of other faiths should not convert to Catholicism. The constant tinkering with sacred teaching and tradition. The scrupulous avoidance of the mention of what we must do to get to heaven. The scrupulous omission of the mention of God in his addresses on world affairs.

If Francis’ role is not that of the Biblical False Prophet, his actions and statements are paving the way for the acceptance of this terrifying creature.

Let that sink in.

153 thoughts on “Gaia Church: Love the Earth. Heaven Can Wait.”

  1. Yes, that was my first response: Gee, this could be any NGO. Who can dispute the need for clean water? How about laymen in the appropriate places agitate for that while the Vicar of Christ talks about the state of our souls?

    [Btw, were those used condoms on the beach? Now there’s a jumping off point for a churchy topic!)

      • Sad that our generation immediately jumps to that question. And how many have we stepped over ourselves? A paradigm for the fundamental difference:
        * Environmentalist [angry]: litterbugs — there ought to be a law!
        * Man of faith [with sadness]: a grave sin against chastity, I’ll pray.

      • They look like plastic water bottles. What struck me as disturbing is the line in the video: “we need a change that unites us all”.

  2. Bravo for this article! I do not believe that Pope Francis is the Anti-Christ. I do, however, believe that he is a “type” of the future Anti-Christ, and probably the best “type” the world has seen thus far.

      • Excellent article – the burden of guilt he bears for leading the flock astray, is great.
        His MO at the start of his papacy was very clever, and most Catholics are beguiled by this, but God sees all things.

      • A remarkable opposite to “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”
        I shudder to think if the Democrats win the presidential election what will happen to America ! Promiscuous sex, abortion, homosexuality will run rampant, accompanied by all of the evils of disease, depression, suicide and the like.

      • Now, one year later, PF’s MO is plain to see. His deliberate departure from the Catechism, false ecumenism and celebrating the heresy of Martin Luther, the radical “sex ed” program put out by the Vatican, and the appointment of heretical “clergy” – Kasper, Baldisseri, Paglia, Cupich, Daneels,and many others, clearly expose his socialist agenda.

        Also, PF’s blatant support for the false theory of climate change coupled with the documents Laudato Si, Instrumentum Laboris and Amoris Laetitia, which totally support the UN 2030 Agenda, gives ample proof that he is determined to get his socialist agenda fulfilled.

        An Unholy Alliance: the UN, Soros, and the Francis Papacy

        The Catholic Conspiracy

        The sex education agenda and the Catholic Church

    • To be fair, he’s only continuing the legacy of the post-Vatican II approach to theology and souls. Only God knows how long it will take to clean up this mess started by Pius XII/John XXIII and now finding its nadir point in Francis.

      • Well, John XXIII (IMHO). I think things can get very much worse. But it is far too soon to start talking apocalyptically of the False Prophet and all that. Maybe we are just going back to the times when it was usual to have “bad” Popes – such men are still Popes. It might help if the idea that popes are invariably models of piety, orthodoxy and sound morals was dropped – plenty of them were no such thing. Popes are as liable to be morally, spiritually, intellectually or doctrinally unimpressive as anyone else. This is not something to get in a flap about, it is just a fact. Francis is an angel compared to some Popes we’ve had. Yet the Church survived them. It will survive him, and ten thousand even more problematic than him.

          • Because we do not know whether we are living in the infancy of the Church, in her prime, or in her extreme old age. So we have no way of knowing whether there will be only 270 Popes, several hundred, several thousand, or how many. Popes have been called bad names before – some of the 13th-century Franciscan Spirituals called the Papacy the Babylon of the Apocalypse; that is the source of the Lutheran notion that “Babylon the Great” of Rev 17-18 = the Papacy. Yet we are, and the so-called BtG has not been destroyed as BtG is in Rev.

          • Don’t include ‘we’ in “we don’t know” but it is clear that you don’t know. Don’t say we cannot know since Jesus commanded us to know. “And he shall send his angels with a trumpet, and a great voice: and they
            shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest
            parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.
            And from the fig tree learn a parable: When the branch thereof is now
            tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh. So you also, when you shall see all these things, know ye that it is nigh, even at the doors. Amen I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.” (Matthew 24) We are that generation – what a privilege.

            What you call BtG is already formed, it’s called the European Union. Once Francis creates the one-world pagan religion then it will be completed.The beast with ten horns is Europe. You should already notice how godless the EU is in its policies and laws.

            We know the number of popes from St. Malachy’s prophecy, and after Benedict XVI, the Glory of the Olives, we have one left, Peter the Roman.

        • Unless you are comparing him with the fallen angels, you seem to have little regard for them.

          We have had “bad” popes but never has there been a man whom the world believes to be pope who almost daily denies some portion of the true, Catholic faith, disparages faithful Catholics, is so loved by the world (a true sign of disgrace), seems to thrive on creating confusion and chaos, and respects and esteems every false religion and false God while barely mentioning the name of Jesus Christ, while disrespecting the very office of the Pope.

          • STM John XXIII was “loved by the world”. FWIW. Being admired by non-Catholics is not, in and of itself, evidence of wrongfulness – a lot depends on the reason for the admiration. The mere fact of it means nothing. Ven. Pius XII was very spoken of for rescuing many Jews – but that respect was surely not “a true sign of disgrace”. It’s important to make these distinctions, for the sake of thinking clearly and fairly.

            As for the fallen angels, it is beyond exaggeration to compare Pope Francis with them. I was comparing him with some other Popes the Church has had; and ISTM we are being spared a lot in having him. The chorus of accusation against Pope Francis is so exaggerated and so bitter that it refutes itself. It says far about those who get caught up in it, than it does about him. His critics do him no harm at all – they are far more likely to harm themselves by some of what they say.

            As for the office of Pope: Popes are to be prayed for, and reverenced, because of their office (regardless of their personal inadequacies), even if for no other reason. Accusing them on the Net is counterproductive – it builds up neither them, nor those who accuse them, nor those who read. If we harm one another – including Popes – how does that do good to the Church ? There is a real danger of causing scandal to others, whether Catholic or not. And the Church has more than enough unfriendly critics, without Catholics ripping each other to bits. 🙁

          • Francis is the cause of scandal to both Catholics and to others who claim to believe in Christ, and to those who do not believe in Christ-particularly the Jews-by the very opening of his mouth. He, himself, has no respect for the papacy.

            It isn’t criticism that we give but a call for Truth and an end to the lies and confusion coming from one who is to represent Christ on earth and His Church and for Francis to have respect for the papacy, which is respect for Christ.

        • Recently someone concluded: ‘if Pope Pius XII was Hitler’s Pope [not that I agree or have any evidence], and Hitler was funded by the Rothschilds [pleant of evidence to that], well then Pope Pius XII was a Rothschilds’ Pope’, and they are Illuminati.

          • FMS…I would add that Hitler was funded by one grandfather Bush, the grampa of “W”. He was an investment banker with Brown Harriman in NY back in the day. It was in fact, He/Bush who helped Hitler bankroll the Holocaust. Never could stand any of the Bush’s once I learned that tidbit of history An apple never falls far from the tree from whence it comes…get my drift?

        • Reversal of “Lex Orandi…” in Mediator Dei,
          Destroying the Holy Week rites in 1955,
          Elimination of Octaves/Vigils in the same decade,
          Simplifying the Office,
          Promoting Bugnini and allowing that man to unleash havoc on the Roman Rite.

          I could go on but these are the main points

          • I have read that the pious XII changes to Holy Week really brought the whole experience into the wider Church out of the monasteries. Alcuin Reid I belie claims this, as well as that the renewal of baptismal promises was an unfortunate inorganic change but overall those changes of 1955 were quite good—do you really want to celebrate the Easter vigil on Saturday morning??

          • I prefer the older times but I would compromise with having the Easter Vigil being celebrated sometime around 3ish on Saturday afternoon. The problem is that now, with the Vigil being celebrated at night, the Divine Office gets disrespected since it is the Office which rings in Pascha, not the Vigil.

  3. This article is a lie, written by an individual with something to gain by continuing the status quo. Dividing reality into the eternal and the now is a tactic of ‘divide and conquer.” You talk about the danger of forgetting Jesus and then suggest there is such a thing as a “just war.” The message of Jesus was love, something that you apparently do not understand.

    • “The message of Jesus was love . . .”

      Please spare us your reduction of Christianity to a juvenile bumper sticker slogan. Christ’s message was a little more complex than your armchair theology: “I came not to send peace but the sword”; “Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you”; etc., etc.

    • Everything has a consequence. Ignoring a bully does not make the bully into a friend.
      War is an evil, but abandoning the vulnerable in order to avoid war is a greater evil. Defending those vulnerable is a characteristic of a “just war”.

      • Anyone who tries to argue that there are not times when war, while regrettable, can be justified and even necessary would apparently have been content to let madmen like Hitler run roughshod over countless innocents in his bloodthirsty quest for power.

          • need to leave us in the dark as to the one more evil who funded him. I mentioned the Shrubs above, and I do know that the Grand Mufti gave his imprimatur to Hitler to kill the Jews.

          • The bankers among them the Rothschilds. For them war is for profit but also to advance their satanic agenda and plan. It doesn’t matter to them that fellow Jews were killed and again they capitalized on the holocaust.

        • Seems that now we have both a gov’t and a religion who has no problem with the thousands of Christians in the ME who are being tortured/raped/murdered…no words of sympathy from the prez, the pope or the other phonies on the hill. We won’t even get into americanus boobus who could care less on what happens in just about any sector, country, et al. Give them their next bowl to smoke and set them in front of the babysitter boob. Or a six pack to watch the stupor bowl. Anything to keep reality at bay.

        • LB, you and I know the only ones who’d preach that ding dong message claiming Christ said, ‘no war ever’ would be a liberal. The very ones who couldn’t defend themselves if their lives depended on it or their families lives. I doubt that Christ gives points to the chickens who run for cover, allowing others to be slaughtered. Such as recently in Germany with strong german men who did absolutely nothing to stop the rapes of dozens of their own women on the streets at the hands of koranimals.

    • Please remember this Sunday to give to the Save the Whales initiative through Greenpeace. How much you give depends on how true your faith is, as Pope Francis the Humble said, “If faith doesn’t reach your pockets, it’s not a genuine faith.”

      So, this Sunday, think about the whales.

      • If your faith doesn’t reach into your pockets and reach the church of Rome, it’s not only not genuine, but not fair to the men who wish to wear robes and lollagag all day pretending they are actually working.

      • “If faith doesn’t reach your pockets, it’s not a genuine faith.”

        This is a backfire statement as it encourages those who know that what is being taught under the guise of Catholic faith/morals today is not Catholic Faith and Morals. Hence, following said instructions, donations should be withheld. Silence implies consent. Making donations implies being an accessory…. in many cases, to crime.

      • Exactly!! So many people have a total misconception of what LOVE really is! To understand what LOVE really is……….take a good long look at a crucifix.

    • You talk about the danger of forgetting Jesus and then suggest there is such a thing as a “just war.”

      As in fact there is.

      The message of Jesus was love, something that you apparently do not understand.

      And what is your definition of love?

    • The transmission of the true Faith is what we stand to gain, Craig. This false delusion of making the earth into Heaven will not last. The message of love is not to deny reality and pretend that human nature is not fallen.

  4. The papal promotion of secular humanism as if it were Sacred Tradition is a huge red flag; if you recall, that was precisely the goal of Alta Vendita. Well done boys; enjoy your due…while it lasts…remember, this Calvary too will end in an Empty Tomb.

      • Duh, ya think! It was forty years before 2014 when I sensed and was troubled that a dark force had entered the church. Now we know it was the communist/homosexualist element that infiltrated the church.

        Since by their fruits you will know them, we have seen decades of rotten apples of pedo priests…homosexuality and commies go hand in hand, as gaydom and pedo activity, so too, go hand in hand. I have research to prove the link between homos and pedo pervs, priests or other. Always it has as its goal the destruction of the holy family. We all know conquer and divide is the goal of commies in church/gov’t.

        As for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, if you got nothing else out of the above vid, it’s a clear and clarion call for communism. Watch it again if you don’t believe me. Juxtapose that with the pope’s sheer disdain for capitalism which even Venezuelan bishops have taken him to task. As they told him, it may not be perfect, but is far superior to socialism or communism. Great link attached below.

        I thought that Jesuits were supposed to be brilliant or at least scholarly in outlook. This pope manifests neither, but he does have a rich streak of commie group stink think…no way you can miss it in vid. It is the cry of ‘poor me, help the poor, we are all equal”…all the hallmarks of the Animal Farm message, where all are equal, some just more than the others. We have seen this with WH admin thinking they are above the law, have rights to be corrupt and a right to destroy us if they choose.

        Make no mistake about it, this pope is on the same page as obummer, Hillary and all other frauds on the hill. All are looking to the NWO as the panacea of all that ails everyone. In short, communism dressed up as equality. Sadly their version of being equal, means all are equally miserable under some anti Christ figure. The use of Islime as a battering ram helps them all to further the commie 2 cents.

          • Thank you for those resources…very enlightening. I already knew some of what is in those pages, but learned some new as well. Clicked into the T -141: So It Was The Homo Agenda All Along. I must say that says more articulately what I was trying to convey. My question now to you is this…was it in the 1,700’s when the gay thingy took sway….or is it a new phenom taking place this past century? Either way it aligns with the commie thought process, as well as Stalin, Lenin and Hitler who had as his most demented, brut torturers, fags galore. A commenter is spot on with the following.

            “Exactly. It is the Gender Lobby that is at work here. We saw it in Ireland. We also see it in Poland. We saw it under Zapatero in Spain. We see it with the pizza parlor in Indiana.

            This is where the big bucks are.
            This is the reason for the closeness between Obama, the UN and Francis.” Exactamente…those with eyes see, ears….

          • To me people are looking at the effects instead of the cause[s]. The “coming out” of homosexuals/and the brazen homosexuality is something that has been in the works even in Apostolic times [and even before that to the Tower of Babel, Sodom, and Egypt, etc.]. It is the spirit of the Antichrist and his work that St. Paul terms the ‘mystery of iniquity’ [2 Thess 2:7], that will operate secretely until the final unmasking [with “coming out” and the open Illuminati and devilish signs by the ‘stars’, I believe we are there ]. Homosexuality as some have said is the devil’s favorite vice and those in secret soceities like freemasonry and especially those infiltrated by Illuminati, at a certain degree, will have to be initiated via this vice. And the rituals get even more debauched and darker with small children and even infants not even spared including them being sacrificed and eaten. The cult of dark trinity of Baal [money], Ashtoreth [sexual immorality], and Moloch [child sacrifice] is alive and well. But these are just masks. Behind all these is the one who wishes sit in the LORD’s temple and be worshipped, Lucifer/Satan. The religion of Illuminati and higher degrees of freemasonry especially freemasonry that has been infiltrated by Illuminati is Luciferuanism, which is now appearing to be the in vogue religion practiced by hollywood stars and musicians.
            It will get worse before it gets better.

          • I am sure many of the estimated 1.5% mentioned above are “Catholic” – these are the betrayers of the faith – the cafeteria Catholics, the dissident Catholics, from the top down to the pews.

            The predicted “smoke of satan” is consuming the Church.
            Blessed Paul VI said in 1972:“From some crack the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.”


            Read much more re the Synod

          • That’s why the Illuminati have been effective. They have infiltrated everywhere.
            The main features of the Weishaupt plan of operation required his Illuminati to do the following things to help them to accomplish their purpose:

            1. Monetary and sex bribery was to be used to obtain control of men already in high places in the various levels of all governments and other fields of endeavor. Once influential persons 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, threats of financial ruin, public exposure, and physical harm, even death to themselves and loved members of their families.

            It is plain Church members, politicians and others targetted have been compromised.

          • I often think this is what happened to our Congress, or else they would have had the usurper/fraud delivered out of the WH. My man, former federal agent, tells me they may indeed be having their lives and families threatened. And don’t concentrate on just the Illuminati/NWO and other garden variety psychopaths. Even in the spiritual realm, there is competition for who can do the greatest evil, hence, Islime enters the stage at this point in time. We know 100’s of muslim brotherhood have been installed in key positions of our gov’t.
            And we have a pope lying through his teeth that ISlime is a peaceful religion. He doesn’t tell us what their version of peace constitutes. That would be all non-moes killed..then there is peace. Although moes have always fought each other if they have a chance to take out those not of their insane mindset, they will group together, not kill each other, until they have done their job of taking out the ‘other’..that would be us. After that, they go back to raping/murdering each other, tribe after tribe…the most godless philosophy one finds on the planet!

        • Agreed. I can’t believe this man’s destruction of our church is being downplayed by so many. His actions and words are nothing short of catastrophic for souls and the Catholic faith.
          But shhh…let’s not upset people. Let’s have positivity!

    • Not “secular humanism” but “integral humanism” and “integral ecology” — which opens human concern to all the values of the Kingdom of God. Just read Evangelii gaudium and Laudato si’.

    • This obsession with not offending anyone is itself anti-Christ. It’s difficult to read a page of the Gospels without finding someone fit to be tied at Our Lord’s admonitions. And then there’s St. Paul, wow, that guy could take ’em to the woodshed.

      • If he were here today, St. Paul would be exiled to the most remote parish in his diocese or, worse, shuttled off to a desk job in some meaningless department in the chancery—after being forced to complete mandatory “sensitivity” training—for his “hateful” rhetoric. Doesn’t he know that the Church of Modern Man™ doesn’t call out people for their sins? Because making them feel bad is a sin now, don’t you know? After all, calling people to repent from some objectively-defined sinful action isn’t very “merciful”, now, is it?

      • Including the crowds wanting to toss Christ off of a cliff for his teaching. Or the thousands “mumbling amongst themselves” and no longer following Christ in the Bread of Life discourse in John 6.

    • If you look closely at his cross he wears around his neck, its the form of a man w/his arms crossed in the sign of “Masonry.” Jesus Christ never has been depicted w/his arms in that position nor was Christ ever depicted with his legs exposed. He’s always wearing a long tunic. There have been pictures that have shown that strange so called cross magnified ten times and the face of the person on that cross is rather demonic looking. Check it out yourself and I think you will agree

  5. Care of the earth…protecting it…. I wonder if the unborn is going to get air-time. The blood of the innocents have saturated the ground, we walk and move in their blood which has covered the earth and overshadows creation with death. God will not be mocked on the destruction of his most prized and valuable image of himself by society, we reap what we sow, our world is a jungle of survival with more and more dangers. Only a change of hearts will
    tame the beasts and pasture the land. Don’t liter, ok…How about don’t kill, maybe we should get that one right before God decides he has had enough. Mother earth, I would worry about Father Heaven and pleasing him.

  6. I had a bad feeling about Pope Francis from the very beginning. Like Mr. Skojec, I do not post any labels to the Pope just yet, but I recognize the signs. So, do I trust Pope Francis? Not a snowballs chance in hell.

    I will pray for one of the following three things to happen:

    1) That Pope Francis will (by the grace of God) FINALLY begin speaking and teaching AUTHENTIC, ORTHODOX Catholic doctrine.

    If this doesn’t happen I pray for the following:

    2) That Pope Francis will have the humility to recognize what harm/scandal he is bringing to the Church by his words and actions and (by the grace of God) step down and resign.

    And if THAT doesn’t happen, with a heavy heart, I must pray to the Lord that:

    3) That the Lord will send Pope Francis to his Eternal Judgement before he does irreparable harm to the faith of Catholics worldwide, and send us a holy Pope in the next conclave.

    Does it hurt me to say such things? You bet it does. But it needs to be said.

    God help us, and have mercy on us all.

  7. If the Pope preached authentic Catholicism, which has personal sanctification as an essential part of it, these secondary earthly matters would almost take care of themselves, as people free from vice make wise decisions on those earthly matters.

    • Exactly correct. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God…”. I think I remember some first century carpenter mutter something like that.

  8. Pope Francis continually does the work of the enemy. If the salvation of souls is on his agenda, he keeps it pretty well hidden behind his this-worldly concerns. I think he is auditioning for the role of the Prophet of the Antichrist, and so far the one in charge of casting that role is very impressed.

  9. “There is no greater enemy of the Immaculata and her Knighthood than today’s ecumenism, which every Knight must not only fight against, but also neutralize through diametrically opposed action and ultimately destroy.”
    St. Maximilian Kolbe

      • He was a great Saint but not a martyr. He was killed in the place of another man, which shows he was a saint, but he was not killed because he was a Catholic, or because he would not renounced his faith.

        We have made martyrdom a mockery by allowing those poor souls killed at Mass in various places (for example) to be called martyrs. We must be clear about these things.

        • John Paul II named him “a martyr of charity”. “Kolbe was declared venerable by Pope Paul VI on 30 January 1969, beatified as a Confessor of the Faith by the same Pope in 1971 and canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II on 10 October 1982. Upon canonization, the Pope declared St. Maximilian Kolbe not a confessor, but a martyr.”

  10. Interesting. Perhaps the False Prophet. But personally I’m with Walid Shoebat in believing that the Antichrist himself will be a Sufi Muslim. Namely: Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    • Then we have hope for his synod report. We’ll see if he can muster an inner Paul VI’s moment on the family to the disappointment of the world. If he can’t, he stands alone on teaching the faith.

    • Does he have good ideas? Or better yet, anything of importance in a major Catholic writing, he can’t be compared to his predecessors and their works unless he produces something of their quality in presenting the faith. I haven’t seen it yet, his pen and mouth does not come close to those before him.

  11. Bergoglio is The False Prophet, predicted by Relevation 13.11. And very soon we shall know who is Antichrist (Relevation 13,1)

    • Don’t forget that St Faustina described December 17, 1936, as the darkest day of her life and the day she suffered most. Guess whose birthday that is?

      She died in 1938 and knew nothing about Bergoglio. Furthermore, his whole mercy schtick is a parody of the Divine Mercy, to which JPII was so devoted.

    • I hate to place such a strong label onto Pope Francis, but I have to agree with you. If he isn’t the False Prophet, then he is at least the precursor to him!

      I have tried my best to pray for the Pope… But with this disastrous of a pontificate, and lack of clear Catholic teaching coming from the See of Peter, I am inclined to just hunker down with my prayers, catechism, and the teachings of Christ and his Church. Thank the Lord for the FSSP, ICK, and SPPX!

      God save us from this mess of a pontificate, and help us survive the troubles to come.

  12. Thanks Steve. Excellent summary of the current (man centered) state of affairs in the Church which has devolved from doing away with Christ and his Cross following Vatican II and now, with Pope Francis, removing God Himself. I do believe we are in the end times. God have Mercy on us all especially Pope Francis and the leadership of the Catholic Church.

  13. When the Vatican allowed the laser light show of endangered animals on the facade of St. Peter’s, my jaw dropped to the floor. That was something the Anglicans would do with St. Paul’s in London.

  14. In the posted pope video, pope Francis fails to utters the words “in the holy name of Jesus Christ.” It looks like a video that could have been posted by Hollywood faux ecologists Brad Pitt or Leonardo Dicaprio.

  15. Yes, Pope Francis. We need something to unite us. It isn’t the earth or environmentalism. We need Jesus Christ. It is in He that we are to be one.

  16. I believe we are in the Apocalypse. We can see the veil of darkness blinding some Bishops and Cardinals and Priests because they do not believe in the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. They flirt with the world and get consumed by the wants of the world. This is like Eve flirting with the serpent. The Cardinal is right the anti-Christ is amongst us. He is cunning and very charismatic. He promotes Sodomy and Adultry as a virtue and his prophet who does not believe in the presence of Christ in the Eucharist will allow people in the Mortal Sin of Adultry and Sodomy to sacrilegious receive the Eucharist in the state of Mortal Sin in the name of Pastoral Compassion.

  17. And after watching this video over again (blegh…), I noticed two very important things:

    1) The Pectoral Cross is covered again. Once is a coincidence. Twice is a purposeful act.
    2) Not ONE mention of God, or his Church, or of Christ! That is deplorable.

    If one takes away the video feed and just reads the words, then this could have been said by any modernist, earth-worshiping nut. But it ended up being the Holy Father….

    When are we going to actually hear something of actual substantial Catholic teaching from this Pope???

  18. My heart aches. I can’t help but weep for the injury being done to dear Mother Church by the one most especially entrusted with Her care. Where are the St. Paul’s? Sts. Athanasius and Catherine of Sienna?

    This seems a new age of lamentations

  19. I have decided to give up discussing Bergoglio’s inanities (which is the majority of his comments) for Lent but since I have several days before the ban I will categorically state what he advocates in this film is a materialistic pagan nihilism with a thin veneer of theism that Paul Johnson saw as the coming godless religion of the West twenty years ago. This new creed of the government technocrat class worships itself as the creator of good and advocates for the enslavement of all mankind in the service of an inchoate but nebulously self aware creation that needs protection from the genius of its only truly productive species: Man.
    He incorporates a high level of pagan Leftist sophistry and scientism that has consistently produced the opposite outcome of its claimed goals. Poverty is not caused by a growing human population but by the artificial limits imposed by sin and corruption in a society. The normal manifestations of sin are the lack of private property rights, lack of meaningful and dignified vocational work, absence of free and open markets and government control of commerce, economy and innovation limiting growth.
    The West’s sexual morality of endless sterility and small or no family has produce both a demographic and ecological implosion that will result in even greater poverty and economic collapse then extinction if it propagated to the rest of the world. More of the arable and resource rich lands are being allocated by the State to no growth immense parks. (~40% of the United States is no growth National Parks).
    This is the work and goal of the spirit of the Anti-Christ but neither Bergoglio nor any world leader are the Anti-Christ but they are useful idiots treading the same path.
    Hurry Lent

    • spot on Rufus..that was awesome, for you pretty much covered the gamut of who the useful idiots are. I would add that the UN/NWO are looking to eliminate 60% of the population in their quest to ‘save the earth’. They are already working that angle via wars, vaccines, homosexuality ending in HIV/aids, et al. Then the whole push to sexualize young children by teaching them a different set of 3 R’s that we were the 3r’s are rough, raw and ready….with many teachers only to willing to teach abominations to their students. Then with feminism you have a large segment of the population of women working outside the home. This means they are soo tired by the time they come home, that they are lucky to get a meal on the table. do a load of laundry, clean the kitchen, help kids with homework, do her own personal care routine,et al. What this means is that she really never learns how her kids are being brainwashed with idiotic ideations.

      • I am amazed that so many people use their religion as a cottage industry to cook up conspiracy theories and utterly zany apocalyptic scenarios. If US voters are drawn from this base it is unsurprising that the world now faces the possibility of a President Trump.

        • Sadly the majority of US voters live according to a “Normalcy bias”..meaning in their fuzzy minds that nothing ever changes. And so they avoid the obvious of all the illegals and immigrants invading their country. They avoid the prez bringing in 3rd world country nurses, hence American nurses are losing jobs so that the foreign ones can be paid far less. This is also being done in IT…bring in foreign workers and pay them less..and screw over mid America and their jobs. The only religion I see that is using theirs as a cottage industry are the muslims who see it as their responsibility to convert us all and if not, watch what happens.

      • If the pope is not taking the population explosion seriously, then why did he have at the Synod of the Family a population expert?

        • “The human population has been growing continuously since the end of the Black Death, around the year 1350, although the most significant increase has been in the last 50 years, mainly due to medical advancements and increases in agricultural productivity. The rate of population growth has been declining since the 1980s.” — The RATE has been declining, but the increase is still ongoing.

          “The United Nations has expressed concern on continued excessive population growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent research has demonstrated that those concerns are well grounded. As of February 12, 2016 the world’s human population is estimated to be 7.302 billion by the United States Census Bureau, and over 7 billion by the United Nations. Most contemporary estimates for the carrying capacity of the Earth under existing conditions are between 4 billion and 16 billion. Depending on which estimate is used, human overpopulation may or may not have already occurred. Nevertheless, the rapid recent increase in human population is causing some concern. The population is expected to reach between 8 and 10.5 billion between the year 2040 and 2050.” What a vague prediction that is!!

          ” In May 2011, the United Nations increased the medium variant projections to 9.3 billion for 2050 and 10.1 billion for 2100.” Still vague.

          “The recent rapid increase in human population over the past three centuries has raised concerns that the planet may not be able to sustain present or future numbers of inhabitants. The InterAcademy Panel Statement on Population Growth, circa 1994, stated that many environmental problems, such as rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, global warming, and pollution, are aggravated by the population expansion. Other problems associated with overpopulation include the increased demand for resources such as fresh water and food, starvation and malnutrition, consumption of natural resources (such as fossil fuels) faster than the rate of regeneration, and a deterioration in living conditions.”

  20. I do not consider myself well-versed in these matters, just vaguely versed. But I do not see why he does not fit this description entirely. What, in these descriptions, is lacking in the man who sits on the Chair of St. Peter. Anyone?

  21. On Family Day, the God of Surprises surprised Pope Bergoglio and Prime-Minister Renzi (by Antonio Socci) | RORATE CÆLI []:


    What were they observing at the Osservatore Romano not to have even noticed the mass of Christian people arriving in Rome? Evidently not reality – but the Bergoglian Palace, eating its heart out with envy.

    The Argentine Pope made his debut in 2013 by saying that a shepherd has to take on the odour of his sheep, but yesterday’s event showed [clearly]that Bergoglio loves the perfume of the Scalfarian “parlours”* not the odour of the Christian flock. The Bishop of Rome seems to detest this mass of people who gathered together in defense of the family, in memory of John Paul II and recalling the teachings of Benedict XVI.

    Anyway, Bergoglio, who for two years has destabilized the Church with two Synods against the family, is perceived as part of the opposing party (i.e. opposed to the family and Catholic people) and is seen as the idol of the [Church’s] usual enemies. But we’ll look at this late, as the first to get the “no confidence vote” from the ‘people’ is Matteo Renzi, the never elected Prime Minister.

  22. Have Catholics forgotten the teaching of the Catholic Church that it is a sin to expose oneself to even an occasion for sin? Or forgotten that the Church banned the dissemination of works that served to propagate errors and heresies as a safeguard for the faithful? Or forgotten that it is a mortal sin to pray and worship with heretics, schismatics and those who do not believe in Jesus Christ?
    Every word out of the mouth of an obvious anti-Catholic, whether in written form, spoken in an interview or an audience, or in a video, if read by, listened to, or watched by a Catholic is an occasion for sin and as such, I cannot and will not listen to, read, or watch a video of this anti-Catholic named Francis. I pray for those who do and implore you sin no more.

    No, I did not read this post. I noticed the headline and that was enough to know it would be a sin to read the words contained in the post.

    • For someone other than a combox warrior — someone with real ecclesiastical authority — to make such a determination.

      We’re Catholics, not Jacobins. We don’t seize power from the Church, which received it from the Divine Hand, and arrogate it to ourselves. No matter how feckless our bishops may be, we have faith in Our Lord’s guarantee, and we wait.

      I fight every day to make clear what the circumstances are that we now face. I lay what evidence is available to me out for everyone to see. But I am not the prosecutor in this case, and I don’t get to jump into his seat.

      Fight, clarify, refute — but hold the line. The charge, when it comes, will be led by the successors of the apostles, not by the likes of us.

      • ” hold the line. The charge, when it comes, will be led by the successors of the apostles, not by the likes of us”

        You have a blind spot Steve. That being, that the victory will be with and by, Our Lady. This “charge”, this victory, will be hers, and through her children. The little ones that are currently ridiculed, even by “trads” and faithful Catholics. And what has Our Lady been saying over the last few hundred years? All the answers lie in her many and repeated warnings over the recent history of visitations. And don’t just limit yourself to “approved” apparitions. Was Fatima “approved” when the miracle of the sun occurred. Those with faith showed up and received their reward.

        Great article by the way. But you tip toed around the elephant alittle. What is wrong with stating that, on balance of probabilities, Francis probably is the false prophet. Making straight the AntiChrists path onto the world stage….

  23. The end of the world is most like to come from environmental degradation rather than from any other factor. Francis is reacting responsibly to the facts, which he has studied with devoted attention.

  24. My head is not in the sand. I protest…possibly too much—when Pope Francis says another disturbing thing (some are mistranslations and/or taken out of context, but there is a pattern of that and heretics being given high positions of influence). There are limits to complaints, but I am not sure what all they are. Nevertheless, in charity, it puts one in a better state of soul to make excuses for such upsetting people. Here is mine: what if he is pulling a Samson by bringing the ceiling down on those who have betrayed The Church by wiping out the power of The keys and maybe upon himself, as well. Maybe he has had to fake a liberation theology bent, though not breaking doctrine or promoting a globalist takeover, to earn their trust.


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