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Pope’s New Book Features Preface by LGBT & Gender Theory Activist

In February, 2016, Pope Francis told journalists in Poland on the occasion of his meeting with bishops for World Youth Day that the ideology of “gender” is a form of “ideological colonization”.

Today children – children! – are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. Why are they teaching this? Because the books are provided by the persons and institutions that give you money. These forms of ideological colonization are also supported by influential countries. And this terrible!

In October, 2016, he reiterated this criticism, condemning the “indoctrination of gender theory”, going on to say of transgenderism, “It is one thing for a person to have this tendency, this option and even to have a sex change, but it is another thing to teach this in schools in order to change mentalities. This I call ideological colonisation”.

And yet a new book on education by Pope Francis is scheduled to be released tomorrow, September 28, 2017. Entitled, Learn to Learn. Reflections on Education Issues (Imparare ad imparare. Riflessioni sui temi dell’educazione), the book features a preface by Valeria Fedeli, the Italian Minister of Education, University, and Research – who is also a vocal LGBT and gender theory advocate.

According to pro-traditional family organization Generazione Famiglia, in recent years, Fedeli has been “undoubtedly the most tenacious and ideological supporter of the manipulation of school programs of every order and degree according to the dictates of gender theories,” a goal the organization claims she has attempted to pursue through legislation.

Italian Education Minister Valeria Fedeli. CC Image courtesy of Lingotto Torino on Flickr

According to — a publication describing itself as being composed of “a group of journalists, journalists, bloggers, LGBT militants, and common people” with the goal of advocacy for “gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans and intersex people, their families, and women” — the Italian “gay community” received her appointment as “good news”, recalling her work as signatory on a bill “for the introduction of gender education in schools to counteract violence against women, stereotypes and discrimination against people of all sexual orientation and gender identity.” notes that it was Catholic “fundamentalist organizations” who opposed that initiative, and called Fedeli’s appointment an “outrage to the people”.

So where does this leave Pope Francis?

Above: Francis Meets with Emma Bonino. Below: Bonino at work with her bicycle pump abortion machine.

Is this like the case of Emma Bonino, another Italian politician who was the country’s most notorious abortionist — who claims to have performed as many as 10,000 abortions in a single year, many with a device improvised from a bicycle pump — whom Francis considers “among the great ones of today’s Italy” and a personal friend?

In an interview with Corriere della Sera, the pope said of Bonino, “They say: ‘This is a person who thinks very differently from us [Catholics].’ True, but never mind. We have to look at people, at what they do”.

In this sense, news of the author of the book’s preface is entirely consistent with the pope’s thinking. For in the same press conference in October of 2016, Francis also told the story of a Spanish couple he met with in an audience at the Vatican in 2015:

The husband was born a girl, but always felt like a boy. When she was in her 20s, she told her mother she wanted a sex change operation, but the mother begged her not to do it as long as she was alive. When her mother died, she had the surgery, the Pope said.

A Spanish bishop, “a good bishop,” spent time a lot of time “to accompany this man,” who later married, the Pope said. They asked to come to the Vatican “and I received them and they were very happy.”

In the town where the man lived, he said, a new priest, “when he would see him would shout at him from the sidewalk, ‘You will go to hell!’ But when he’d meet his old priest, he would say to him, ‘How long has it been since you’ve confessed? Come on, confess so you can take Communion.’”

“Do you understand?” the Pope asked the journalists. “Life is life and you must take things as they come. Sin is sin. And tendencies or hormonal imbalances” create problems “and you cannot say, ‘it’s all the same, let’s throw a party.’ No.”

Welcome the person, study the situation, accompany the person and integrate him or her into the life of the community, the Pope said. “This is what Jesus would do today.”

It appears that when it comes to the ideological colonization of children he condemns, his actual philosophy is a far more familiar one: “Who am I to judge?”


257 thoughts on “Pope’s New Book Features Preface by LGBT & Gender Theory Activist”

    • So what happens if a “schism” is declared? Who would declare it? And what would it mean anyway? So would that mean the SSPX would no longer recognize Francis as pope?

      • A very good question, Susan!

        All we need is a leader. that’s all. Someone to start the avalanche. He’d have to be a bishop, at least.

        Ideally, some group of Cardinals would meet and summon a specialized Council to address this disasterous (and getting quickly unspeakable) pontificate. It is highly unlikely any cardinals would do this, or that a Council called in such a fashion would meet, of course.

        Or the Dubia Cardinals could release a damning report against Francis. They’d be attacked brutally back, and that might start an avalanche.

        But however it is done, some (however small) group of higher prelates have to insist this has gone far enough, and state the obvious, that “full communion” with Bergi cannot occur in such circumstances. When things get so desperately bad that that might occur, however, ugh. Things will be very far gone, then.

        One simple way it could occur is for (say) Cardinal Sarah to resign where he’s at and ask Bishop Fellay for permission to join the SSPX. (That would get ol’ Jorge’s goat!) That, I suspect, would start the necessary avalanche. More would join. Especially effective: if a bishop in a see somewhere wouldn’t resign his see but just ask to join the SSPX.

        A more formal and clear-cut way for a Schism to occur (officially, we’re clearly in Schism with Progressive Catholics UNoffficially) is for a group of cardinals to walk out of the next Conclave and state “the fix is in” and election one of their number pope.

        That would be more like the Medieval Schism.

        But wow, that’s clearly far, far too long to wait.

        Raghn Corvinus

        • I’m forgetting yet another simple way for a formal Schism to happen: a National Bishops’ Conference, say the Polish one, could declare they’re out of Communion with Bergi until he amends his life and recants X, Y, & Z position.

          At this point, this is unlikely.

          But Jorge is apparently desperately trying to MAKE it happen. That’s obviouis.

          Raghn C

        • As long as the push is to declare Pope Francis and others like him in schism. And that we are able to force Pope Francis out.

      • WE cannot speak in terms of supporting a schism.

        We MUST start speaking in terms of driving the schismatics OUT.

        We have not acted in schism. They have.

        WE cannot leave.

        They must, or they must convert.

        • I agree, to a degree.
          But, the faithful will be seen as being in schism, for not following this pope or not
          signing allegiance to him, when the formal correction comes.

          • I don’t know about that, cs. A schism declares itself. When a bishop in one diocese admits the divorced and remarried to Holy Communion dispite the fact they are public adulterers and the bishop in the adjacent diocese follows the settled teaching of the Church, a schism exists and it needs no announcement. Are you saying the faithful bishop is in schism and the heretic isn’t? That the heretic pope is a true Vicar of Christ in spite of his heresy? A formal correction will be directed to the Pope, not those who reject his heresies.

            Common sense has a place in this discussion.

      • All of your answers and reflections are why I am asking these questions: I don’t know the answers. Maybe it will be a matter of “the next step will be there when we need it and not a moment before.” It gives new meaning to: We walk by faith and not by sight.

      • It was Bergoglio Francis who promotes these people like Sparando,cocopalmeiro Radcliff, Roisica and Martin etc.. He unleashed them on the Vatican and forced out or undermined Pell, Sarah.,cdf Muellar and Pell etc.. …. . . Put the blame for this on.puppet master Bergogloio where it belongs sad to say.

        • I see I see no evidence of Pope Francis promoting transgenderism etc, quite the opposite in fact. All I’m doing is pointing out deliberate and obvious fake news. I’m entitled to do so and I’m sure people want to know the truth. Pope Francis didn’t author this book, the title and article is misleading and bias.

          • You were warned to stop spamming this comment thread with your factually challenged info.

            Even your Amazon link shows that Francis is the author of the book.

            “di Francesco (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) (Autore)”


          • He Francis has put in place clear heretics and apostates like Martin Tobin of Nj., Vann and his Argentinian Homosexual agenda Vatican stooges. Then he and others whine when Church Militant , Lepanto Int. Mass Résistance points out this Liberation theology Homosexual agenda of Sparando & Fagoli etc. as Rigid.

    • That is actually a good question.

      If he was actually leading these people to Christ it would be one thing. But that does not seem to be his goal. Indeed, from his own words it appears NOT to be his goal.

      • Yeah, my thoughts about this abomination as well. To ‘meet someone where they are’ and ‘walk with them’, according to Catholic thought anyway, you also try to lead them back in the way they should go. You DON’T ignore the sin, shrug your shoulders and say “Oh well”, ‘we don’t look at that but we look at the GOOD they do’. To say the least he’s trivializing intrinsic evil, and at worst he is ENCOURAGING this sick evil by promoting it as something to be accepted and even celebrated along with the ‘good’ this person does. God does meet people where they are, but He does that in order to bring them back to where they should be. Not this guy. Man oh man this guy is a sick puppy, and he’s sitting in the Chair of Peter. And he is in fact promoting the sexual abuse of our children. Doesn’t get much more evil than that!

          • Pray for them. For if one thing is true, this is: “A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.”

            (As Caesar said to his wife in Billy Shakes play.)

            Has anything truer been said?


    • I’m still struggling to comprehend the psychology of this man. He rebukes, criticises and marginalises faithful Catholics who steadfastly defend the perennial teaching of the Church in so many areas: those who express their love for her traditional liturgies, including the younger element who have encountered and enthusiastically embraced the Latin Mass, suggesting a “lack of love” and even a possible ‘mental illness’. Yet he gives great prominence to all manner of odd-ball and dangerous misfit, and seems to delight in confronting us with them. Maybe my own perspective on all of this is seriously skewed, but it seems as though there is something distinctly pathological here.

        • He got pretty clear to me, too, about 3 1/2 years go.

          The only people on earth left confused by the man are those who try to force his words and actions into an orthodox paradigm.

      • There’s no ambiguity in what Pope Bergoglio is doing. He has stated it in precise terms many times. He is in the process of destroying the Catholic Church. There is no psychology involved in his antics. He doesn’t have the native intelligence to understand psychology. As you noted, looking into the pathology of the man may be more fruitful. He is not a well man.

      • Therefore is no psychological explanation needed.
        “He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.” (John 12,40)

      • Stewart, when I call Bergoglio a tool of Satan I’m not using hyperbole. I mean it literally. You’re looking for logical orthodoxy. Look for logical heresy. The man is not sick. He wants to destroy the Church and he knows what he’s doing.

        Bergoglio does not believe in God. Does it make sense now?

  1. Steve, when Francis says things which are actually Catholic, such as in Poland, it’s pure prolefeed! He realizes that occasionally, he has to say something which sounds Catholic so that the hoi polloi can be lulled back to sleep again. He’s building his credit report to give himself wiggle room so that he can accomplish his true agenda. He realizes that, even as punch drunk as we are, we’re still not ready for all heresy, all the time. There have to be times when he plays a Catholic pope.

    The real Francis is the one who rants daily about “rigid” Catholics in Casa Santa Marta.

      • Watch out for Francis if you have children – the ‘new wine into fresh wineskins’ (one of his favorite themes which he is going to push next year) is undiluted Marxist brand Sulphuric Acid – which he intends to pour into the hearts and minds of our children.

        It’s a great pity that the average NO pew cabbage can’t see it coming – they suck up the platitudes which he spreads around without bothering to take a closer look – and find out who and what the man really is.

        • And where are the shepherds who are supposed to defend the faith from the rot emanating from the Vatican? They are concerned more with their titles and their income. Woe to them on the Day of Judgment when the Supreme Judge takes his seat.

          • I believe it’s been said it will be the laity that will defend and save the Catholic Church… we see that now as we stand up to a Pope that feels entitled to ignore questions asked of him. I also know that the Holy Spirit has protected the Chair of Peter despite the fact that we’ve had some awful Popes, Let’s pray…

          • It is illegal to put someone else’s name as the author of a book and thereby mislead the public into thinking that that person is the author when they are not. That is what you are stating that Coco is doing. So, is Coco misleading the public?

      • Right…..and the Pope never knew about it, never approved it and had absolutely nothing to do with it. Uh huh…….sure.

        I’ll wait patiently for the Vatican protest.

        How stupid do you think we are?

  2. No need to “dig, dig, dig” to find out if there is any personality trouble underlying a desire to “change genders”–only a desire to hear Mass in Latin!

  3. Heart breaking, infuriating to say the least. What else can be said that has not been said a thousand times? May God have mercy on those who have been so led astray

        • Hahahahaha I’m not the one who needs to deal with reality. Every book the Pope has authored is easily accessed. There are numerous articles about his books. Just google books by Pope Francis and you will see for yourself. I can write a book and name it “Donald Trump in his own words” ???? then sell it on Amazon. This book was not authored by Pope Francis, go look for yourself. Steve Skojec is either not very good at his job or he is deliberately putting out misleading articles to smear the Pope. I believe the latter to be true.

          • You are on very thin ice. Stop spamming this comment thread, and stop insulting Steve. Any more of this nonsense and you’ll be banned. Your Amazon links show that Francis is the author of the book.

            “di Francesco (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) (Autore)”

            Full stop. That he has helpers and ghost writers is no great mystery. Even his encyclicals and apostolic exhortations are written by others. None of that, however, means that Francis doesn’t believe and profess what’s in these documents; he does. That’s why he puts his name on them. Any more comments from you on this matter and you’re out of here.

  4. Back in 2013, in an open letter to Pope Francis, Dr. Lucrecia Rego de Planas, who has known Cardinal Bergoglio for many years, and who also happens to be one of the signatories of the Correctio filialis, made the following observation regarding the behavior of the current Pontif:

    Apparently, however, [he] loves to be loved by all and please everyone. In this sense [he] could one day make a speech on TV against abortion and the next day, in the same TV show, bless the pro-abortion feminists in the Plaza de Mayo, [he] could make a wonderful speech against masons and, hours later, eat and drink with them at the Rotary Club.

    • “This Satanist thinks very differently from us
      [Catholics].’ True, but never mind. We have to look at people, at what
      they do. Look how much passion he puts into child sacrifices and how much love for their evil lord. “

    • Remember, RodH, he thinks he’s doing right. Aquinas wrote about that, that people doing evil think they’re doing for themselves – or others – good. But of course, it is still evil. (We can all think of many examples.)

      I could be wrong; he could be fully conscious of doing evil and embracing the idea, but somehow I think his ignorance is invincible.

      Until it’s not.

      Whatever else is true, if he doesn’t withdraw this book and so on, issue an apology, we’ve absolutely positively got to get rid of him, and I mean formally, via bishops issuing decrees in their roles as direct successors of the Apostles. We of the laity can encourage ’em to do so, but only God knows how this will turn out.

      Raghn C

      • I can’t go so far as to say he thinks he is doing right.

        Maybe, but it is possible he does not think that. I seriously wonder anymore.

        I see a rank exhibitionism in him, a truly perverse flamboyance. He seems to seek these sorts of stunts out as a means to simply enrage those who are struggling to serve the Lord and in so doing is BOTH denigrating devout Catholics AND, and here’s in a sense the worst part, AND objectifying the lost and leaving them in their lostness!

        These tragically lost souls he supports in their chaos seem to be nothing but pawns to him, not people in need, not people God loves, but just tools he can use to scandalize, to enrage and to frustrate others.

        I cannot see these display as acts of love or life. There is also a parallel in the marital relationship. We are taught and know that all sexual relations must end in life. Or the spouse becomes nothing but an object by which we exercise our own will and from which we seek gratuitous pleasure.

        This is exactly as I see mission. In mission we see the giving of life; we give, and give for a holy purpose, to bring forth spiritual life.

        But he has condemned the evangelistic mission of the Church! Proselytism is “very grave sin”.
        What I see in Bergoglio”s constant actions with the transgender and homosexual folks appears as the mere using of them as showthings, “Look at me! I can play with the cool kids!” while he withholds the life-giving Gospel! At no time have I ever heard him or seen him direct these people to the truth in Christ. No, he rather encourages them in their sin while elsewhere, away from their digs, playing at morality. He sends mixed messages, chaos, and confusion. Such a chaotic message encourages others who are stuck in sin to see him as favorable to their lifestyles and ways.

        Indeed, and we see he has his sights on Humanae Vitae as well. No surprise there.

  5. I am feeling positively ill. I keep thinking it can’t get any worse, and then it does? So how can salt water and fresh water flow from the same spring? How can the Church be the pillar and foundation of truth and at the same time be the pillar and foundation of heresy, blasphemy and sacrilege? How can what eclipses the church and what is being eclipsed be the same thing? So what difference does it make if the official church documents remain unchanged (at least for now) when what is said and what is done is 180 degrees opposed to what the documents purportedly state as doctrine. Words have ceased to have any meaning at all. This is truly madness.

    • The two opposing things you mentioned can never mix. H’s just fulfilling why has been stated in the book of apocalypse. It’s left for you to follow him or Christ. Remember that Jesus knows he’s doing these things.

    • Father Linus Clovis, one of the signatories of the Correctio, recently said that Church and AntiChuch now occupy the same juridical and sacramental space.

      • The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seeds in his field. But while men were asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat and went his way. And when the blade was sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared also the cockle. And the servants of the goodman of the house coming said to him: Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it cockle? And he said to them: An enemy hath done this…in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather up first the cockle, and bind it into bundles to burn, but the wheat gather ye into my barn.

        IMHO the goodman is going to command his reapers (the holy angels) to act soon. Isn’t tomorrow the Feast of St. Michael the archangel? It isn’t the “final harvest” but I think the weeds have grown so much that they are completely choking and even killing the wheat for lack of being able to receive the life-giving rays of the sun (or should I say “the Son”, who is the Light of the World) and will thus be cleared. Exactly how that will happen is beyond my pay grade to know, but the good Lord will not suffer his little ones to be scandalized (or worse) much longer.

        Have faith, watch, and pray

        God bless all here

    • The fresh water only appears that way. It is a fake “transubstantiation” and, therefore, a lie or subtefyge ibtened to entrap. With Francis, , don’t believe anything Catholic” or orthodocmx that he writes or speaks.

  6. Another sign of the apocalypse.

    I used to say that ironically—but I don’t anymore.

    By the way, the dubious Brother Michael Dimond has an excellent sixteen-minute video on Francis and St. Malachy’s prophecy of the last popes. However, he misses what might be the most providential of all the signs. The prophecy says:

    In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will feed his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.

    …who will feed his sheep in many tribulations…

    Since Bergoglio was archbishop, he’s been wearing this pectoral cross:

    • Three months ago I scoffed at this potentially being the end times. Now I have holy water everywhere, dug out the baptismal candles of each family member, our marriage candle, my confirmation candle just in case we have those three days of darkness and only holy candles will light. I am not bothering to do any “prepping” outside of holy things.

      No, it does not seem so far fetched anymore, especially if you pay attention to the signs. Even the 9/23 astrological event, which so many dismissed because the world didn’t end that day is significant, I think. The lady and the dragon are a sign of the end, a part of the end: it’s misinterpretation by fools to think it meant THE end. It could also be meaningless. But God has used the stars to give signs before.

        • Well that helps with the general feeling of unease and concern.

          I’ve been watching a lot of these lately and I’m wondering what people think in general about
          1. Fatima: arguably the most famous but most mysterious given the controversy over the third secret;
          2. Our Lady of Revelation (Tre Fontane): rarely spoken of but seemingly blessed by Pius XII and Paul VI with a lot of priest attending events in the 80s, which would lead one to think JPII approved, too;
          3. Our Lady of Good Success: arguably the scariest given that it was 400 years ago and it’s….uncanny.
          4. Garabandal….
          5. Marie Julie Jahenny: new to me. I’m totally frightened. Was she in good standing?
          6. Padre Pio: also terrifying.

  7. If there’s one thing that Jorge does best is fool conservative Catholic’s or, at least half of them. Since he took over the Chair of Peter, he has vacillated from day one to the next with his comments. One day he sounds Catholic, the next day Protestant, the next day an apologist for Islam. By now, we should have his number. He vacillates from one day to the next, he straddles the fence. Remember Christ’s own words; You cannot serve two Masters, you will either love one and despise the other. Personally I believe he has a plan, an agenda and knows he’s taking the Church in the wrong direction and he’s attempting to do this as fast as he can. I for one, will not follow the Apostate church!

  8. He is a threat to the souls of children. When, and if he goes, can anyone name an orthodox Catholic who could be realistically elected Pope? The Wolf herds the sheep, while most of the Catholic world loves him.

    • This is the part that sets up the deepest rage in me.

      Yes, this man IS a threat to children, and frankly, I have no assurance that every bishop of the Catholic Church isn’t.

      God help us!!

      • I could be wrong, but it is my understanding that although the Pope is elected by the Cardinals in Conclave, they do not have to elect one of their number. That opens the field further to good orthodox Priests or bishops. for instance they could elect Archbishop Schneider or even Bishop Fellay! if someone outside the College of Cardinals were chosen, he would have to be summoned and asked if he was willing to accept the office.

  9. “This is what Jesus would do today” – said Berogglio.
    But mental imbalance and sexual deviance, as well as spiritual darkness existed back then. Jesus stated nonetheless that He did not come to overthrow even one small aspect of the Law. If anything, He taught us to internalize it.

    The more children are taught to celebrate all manner of intrinsic disorders and sexual immorality, the more prevalent they will be become (because one is made that way and encouraged by recruiters to become that way). Soon one will be bullied and marginalized for being normal. Some children already experience this in school. They call us normies now. Already transgendered people accuse others of bigotry, if they would not consider them as potential sexual partners. What is the next step, as the number of transgenders increases? Forcing us? After all, these sexual deviants claim to have sexual rights, and the UN introduces a new disability – that of being unable to find a sexual partner.

    Jorge Bergoglio is contributing to the spread of spiritual darkness via sexual deviance and narcissism.

      • Quite literally, his narcissistic supply is being seen as holy better-than-Jesus man. He will not stop “reforming” the Church because now that he’s ascended up the ladder to the office of Pope and having tasted what amounts to worldwide recognition, he just can’t risk going back to the level of a simple mortal and rob himself of his destiny.

        Pope Francis exhibits Narcissistic injury quite often and loosing attention may just put him in the shoes of the of the proverbial Argentine from his recent interview, who might die if he steps off the top of his ego.

  10. As an Italian I would like to add that Minister Fedeli is also infamous, here, for being the first Minister of Education not to have any universitary degree (or high school degree, for what it matters). Of course, she has a left-wing union background. Crass incompetence, ideological fury and apical power: birds of a feather flock togheter.

    • She (is it a she?) is qualified to write this how? I’m essentially a peasant in the Church and yet I have a university degree in history.

      • Don’t you know that qualifications no longer matter? I mean look at EquiFax (credit reporting agency in the US) and the woman they hired as a top level executive for their information security position. How many million of people have had their private data (social security numbers, mother’s maiden names, dates of birth, etc.) compromised? What could possibly go wrong here? Oh yea, of little faith.

        • Sadly true. I looked up a certain person from college days that I was curious what happened to, google stalking I guess. Anyway, that person founded a wealth management fund and I went to the bio section, it says they graduated from the university with deans list. Maybe that person did, but as far as I recall they dropped out and moved away from the university. I wonder if anyone putting their money into that fund ever checked that credential.

  11. It would be refreshing and stunning if some brave journalist (not a sycophant) would ask PF a single direct question…to wit:…”Are you a homosexual?” Unfortunately, most of them probably either know or assume a positive answer of “yes” would/should be forthcoming. There is no reason to think otherwise.

    We are talking about the Pope, The Vicar of Christ. If one feels obliged to even ask the Pope that question, in your gut you already know the answer. Why? For the last 4.5 years, he has given every reason to make one believe it is a “yes”. He has unleashed an unending stream of positive, supportive, hints, actions, statements, commentaries, excuses or innuendos that leads one to believe the answer is..”Yes”. Can he say it directly? Will he say it directly? “No” to both….or at least not yet. All bets are off after the next fake Synod 3.
    “Diabolical Disorientation” and “Diabolical Narcissism” both come to mind.
    Our Lady of Fatima protect us and keep us faithful to the One True Faith.

    • “It would be refreshing and stunning if some brave journalist (not a sycophant) would ask PF a single direct question…to wit:…”Are you a homosexual?”

      You probably didn’t see it, but I posted that over 6 months ago.

        • Probably not, but your impulse is valid. The question should be put to him. Then, no matter what he says, or if he says nothing, the cat will be out of the bag.

  12. And the American bishops conference is issuing a public protest saying what exactly . . .

    For the universal pontiff, in inviting a Queer Theorist to pen the to his own words is near to adulterating the universal doctrine of the Church touching upon personhood. And, by doing so, inching oh so close to tweaking the foundational dogma of the person and nature of God – from which

    The angry hand of God fell upon the generation of Noah for line-erasing and boundary crossing. Are we so certain we’ll never feel the backside of God’s hand for erasing the firm, hard lines of his creation?

    Pope Francis asked this Queer Theorist lady to introduce his thoughts for he is inviting her to evangelize the Church with her queery gospel. What’s next – dead or alive, raising Judith Baker, queen Queer Theorist of UC/Berkeley, as a Doctor if the Church?

  13. How is all of this a good thing? The good thing is that more and more folks are recognizing Pope Francis for what he is: a Liberal politician with a flexible morality. Acting as he does we cannot look to him for guidance, nor look upon him as the Pope. Let us celebrate this truth even though it is awful.

  14. “It is one thing for a person to have this tendency, this option and even to have a sex change, but it is another thing to teach this in schools in order to change mentalities. This I call ideological colonisation”. I know it’s risky to interpret rationally the pronouncements of this pope, but this one leaves little room for serious misinterpretation, I think. If “it’s one thing” to have an operation leading to self-mutilation, but “another” to teach kids that mutilation and wearing the opposite sex’s cloths is just dandy, which of the two actions is bad and which is “good,” according to Jorge Bergoglio? The only logical parsing of his sentence is that one is all right but the other is not. Again, I understand that putting the word “logical” and something he says in the same sentence is….well…. We know for sure, though, that there is one negative aphorism Francis fears not at all: “Dios los cría y ellos se juntan” (birds of a feather….). We have the infamous photos of Francis, all smiles, with Emma Bonino, the distaff mass murderer, and/or with Evo Morales, he of the blasphemous “crucifix”, to prove it.

      • OK, Dave, let your water cool a bit and learn to read straight. What I reference here is not the book, but the quote that I begin my post with. Then I reference Francis’ assessment of the mass murderess, Emma Bonino. Finally I reference photos of Francis smiling at the mass murderess and of his equally smiling reception of what is clearly an egregiously blasphemous “crucifix” from the self-proclaimed Communist president of Bolivia. Would you like to try telling us all those references are also fake news? If so, I have many more kindred references to present for your consideration along with proof that those already cited here are anything but fake. (Would that they were.)

        My advice? Stop tripping over your preconceived notions of what this pope is all about and start paying attention to his words and actions.

        • I’m simply pointing out the fact that this article is fake news. I’m as cautious as anyone regarding Pope Francis but I’m also someone who despises fake misleading stories with an agenda, be that from onePeterfive or be that this garbage from Alex Jones that claims this illuminati themed satanic fashion show was in a Catholic Church when it was in fact a Church of England Protestant church.
          Reality is Pope Francis has not changed one doctrine, he hasn’t done anything opposed to the message of Christ. If he has please enlighten me. I know his style is different than previous Popes and he expresses church teachings in a more compassionate way but communist? Blasphemous? I see no evidence of that whatsoever outside fake news, anti Catholic or St Pious x sources.

          • No, Mr. Gary, you’re a liar who insists on posting a baldfaced lie even after it has been exposed as such. The story here at 1P5 happens to be about a book that Francis most certainly did author and your own link proves that. You, on the other hand, are a hothead trafficking in FAKE NEWS.

          • No silly, Pope Francis didn’t author the book. Go do a little research and you’ll see for yourself. It’s laughable. Every book Pope Francis authored can be easily found and they are all listed in numerous sites and articles. This book was authored by Coco L whoever that is and its most certainly not authored by Pope Francis. I can go write a book title it “Donald Trump in his own words” and sell it on amazon ???? This is a fake news story plain and simple. OnePeterfive and Steve Skojec are either extremely gullible and don’t do much fact checking or they are deliberately putting out misleading information to smear the Pope. From the articles I’ve read I believe the latter to be true. And if I’m a liar please point out my lies???

        • So basically because Pope Francis said something nice about someone who once committed evil acts and because you don’t like his cross “which I don’t see anything wrong with” that makes him an evil blasphemous Pope? That’s how you make this assessment? That’s a weak argument man. Hey you would most definitely have fitted in with the Pharisees ready to throw the stones.

          • Listen, “man” (or do you prefer “dude”?). If Francis “said something nice” about, say, Josef Mengele or Lavrentiy Beria, every cardinal in the world would demand he stand down….right now! But because he lauds someone who murdered babies behind closed doors (although she was proud enough of her crimes to allow a photo once in a while a la Dr. Mengele), you and other clowns turn a blind eye. Your brand of flippant hypocrisy makes me want to puke.

  15. I am a schismatic, I suppose. I do not follow this pope. In fact, I resist him. I do not like this man.

    I want nothing to do with him, or those who follow him, from cardinal to bishop to priest.
    When the formal correction comes, let us remember these deeds of Francis, so that when we are called names and seen as ” that crowd” by many clergy…………we will stand with Christ and if need be seek our priests and SUPPORT them. Francis will not take the formal correction lightly. He is already planning a counter attack, I would imagine and it will be very, very ugly for the faithful.
    All i can do now, is prepare in prayer, fast, and pray that i can take what is to come from this despot who sits in Peter’s Chair. We shall STAND!

    • Remember, St Athanasius doctor of Church was not a schismatic, the laypeople who stick with the True Faith, in those time, were neither schismatics. So it is the same with all the faithful Catholics who believes in CHRIST, His CHURCH and TRUE CATHOLIC FAITH.
      We cannot, never not be a schismatics of our Catholic Church, while on the other side are those who are unbelievers, heretics, miscreants.
      And yes, so may God our Lord help us and His heavenly Mother, we SHALL STAND in our Catholic Faith!

      • If we ever get down and think, “we’re surrounded”, we can always think of St. Athanasius. Talk about being surrounded, the one man island.

      • But, isn’t that what we shall be called?

        We have to be prepared to be called these ugly names, for surely we shall be.
        But, we KNOW we are not. That is what I was trying to express, not very well though.
        Always Catholic………..always for Christ.

        • Indeed, indeed dear cs, I now you already, 🙂 But I must keep saying it, so people should think on that,… maybe. I hope. And indeed, they will call us with any names. I bet, they would be not satisfied to call the faithful ones just,- schismatics! I am sure they won’t. They going to call us with the worst names, which they (if they were true Catholics) should and must use for their very good friends, from mid and far East, or the West, where they also have many of all kind of. We cannot name them all, with how many their are. A good name for it is indeed,- a legion!

          God bless you cs, and all yours!

    • cs, I thought schism was, by definition, separation from the Catholic Church/Rome/Magisterium (etc). Refusing to follow the dictates/teachings of a particular Pope who is himself not faithful to Catholic Church/Magisterium/Teaching is not schism – it’s faithfulness to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. It is the Pope and his supporters who are in schism from the True Faith, not you. Probably not expressing this too well but I’m sure you get what I’m saying!

      • Thanks Heloisa. I apologize for my poorest of communication.

        It is Pope Francis who is in schism and those who deny Christ and the teachings, our Doctors and Fathers of the faith. This is a very painful and sorrowful reality.
        Yet, we should be prepared to be called the schismatics, by even those who appear to be orthodox.

        One follows Christ and Holy Mother Church can never be schismatic.

        Perhaps I should go back and edit comment.

  16. If this pope were to issue a document on Catholic/Muslim relations and he picked Linda Sarsour to proofread it—so that any maunderings about mercy are brought into sync with Shariah Law—as well as to write the Preface, I couldn’t be any more astounded than I am by the above article.

      • Hey, he’s already revealed his hand, to us; but that’s not the Rubicon. The sooner he crosses the line that leaves even the most progressive Catholics shocked, the better.

        This pontificate cannot end soon enough. His “teachings” can’t possibly survive it.

        • I am not so sure about leaving “even the most progressive Catholic shocked” is a realistic expectation. I think the new banner cry will be: “the conservative and traditional Catholic are upset (protesting, criticizing, whatever) the pope. That means he must be doing something right.” No thought as to the content or the merit of the objections or criticism. Go ahead, tell me I am wrong.

          As for destroying the papacy: that is the point. He is using the power and authority of the papacy to undermine and destroy the papacy. The response to that will be: the pope should be an equal among the bishops. Give him a seat at the table, just as Jesus has a seat at the UN table (i.e., do away with the kingship and sovereignty of Christ). He warned us: he is the bishop of Rome.

          • I fear that the problem with the Catholic Church isn’t a bad Pope but rather the problem with the Catholic Church is that Catholics can’t recognize a bad Pope.

          • Well said Rod. Although, he is the problem too, of course. But he is firstly a product of the problem. Just call it a bad fruit.
            But before all, he is our personal bonus, of us, once faithful and now twisted and perverted people, who dare to call them selves people, even children of God (Catholics).
            Of course there are a few blinking stars among them who sparkle with Christ’s light despite everything.
            I quote this already today, but I’ll do it again, because it is important to keep in mind the truth that we have, which is given to us already:
            “Therefore they could not believe, because Isaias said again:
            He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.”
            (John 12,39-40)

            “Saying: Go to this people, and say to them: With the ear you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive.
            For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears have they heard heavily, and their eyes they have shut; lest perhaps they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
            (Acts 28, 26-27)

            We must never even think that we can mock God and remain unpunished!
            Included, yes, our fathers and forefathers too! Who started with the gravely sins against God, with which generations after them continue to do, sins which becomes just bolder and graver.

          • I won’t tell you that you are wrong; only that you may be.

            Chesterton called Tradition “the democracy of the dead” by which he meant that the “sensus fidei” or the mind of the Church is not arrived at by finding out what the consensus is among just living Catholics, but that the franchise is extended to all the faithful dead going back to the time of Christ.

            When the Pharisees demanded of Jesus that he rebuke his disciples for acclaiming Him, He told them “if they keep quiet the very stones will cry out.”

            I’m not at all optimistic about this pontificate; but I’m sort of confident that, when we’ve reached the tipping point, the living and once-living faithful stones will cry out with a great thunder.

            Maybe “the end of the world” is truly at hand. Only the Father knows. But if you take a look at historian Norman Cohn’s “The Pursuit of the Millennium” you find that—since day one after He died—there have always been people who have been able to look at the “signs of the times” and fit them into a template of end times belief.

            “There’s a mighty judgment coming…though I may be wrong” -Leonard Cohen

            When the stones do cry out, we may be in for an awful chastisement. That would not surprise me. The end of the world? Meh.

          • I would be delighted to be wrong in my assessment. There are multiple (approved) Catholic prophesies about a coming chastisement. I truly believe we are living in unprecedented times so there isn’t a road map to follow.

            Is it the end of the world?

            I don’t know ….. when that volcano erupts in Bali and the West Coast of the US falls into the Pacific because of “the big one” and N.Korea shoots down a US jet or launches an ICBM into Hawaii thus setting off WW III ….

            …. then check back in and let us know if the world is ending.

  17. After reading quite a few articles over the last few months here, the Remnant and LifeSite , I am very sad to say that I think the errors of Russia have spread very, very far. Yes, even to the Vatican, as can be seen in this article. There are insurrections wars, potential nuclear war, riots etc across the globe along with all kinds of natural disasters.
    Maybe now, or soon, the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph. Maybe, just maybe, with the astrological event of 23rd Sept, and the forthcoming 100th apparition at Fatima.
    Viva Cristo Rey!

  18. I just occurred to me that Francis is trying to do what Our Lord said: “I have not come for the just, but for sinners.”

    It MUST be that Francis thinks that he is ‘come for sinners’ and that if he hugs perverts enough they will ‘come to Jesus.’ He must think this is the whole Gospel and that all this rigid stuff is bad.

    It MUST be that. To think otherwise is to want to tear one’s hair out and run screaming through the streets.

    Satan has completely mesmerized this poor Francis, our Pope. The dazzling heights of the Papacy, the complete control, the ability to shut up all adversaries, the knowledge that he is doing just what “Jesus” would do – it’s all there, and it’s all Satanic Revolution. (I put Our Dear Lord’s name of Jesus in quotation marks because Francis believes He is a guru, not the Son of God.)

  19. “Welcome the person, study the situation, accompany the person and integrate him or her into the life of the community”, the Pope said. “This is what Jesus would do today.”

    Does the above mean that Jesus would take a different approach to sin “today”, than He did 2,000 years ago? But Jesus is the same “yesterday, today, and forever”.

    It is clear that what is being “integrated” into the church is not a repentant sinner, but sin itself.

    As to the warning from the priest who said the woman would go to hell for rejecting the sex that God made her and instead impersonating a man, that priest (though his methods of shouting is questionable) was being infinitely more charitable than the older priest, who affirmed sinful transsexual fetishism in the woman, thereby “accompanying” her on the path toward damnation by not warning her of the gravity of this sexual perversion. Helping someone to euthanize their conscience is not “mercy”; it is complicity.

    May the woman repent of this deranged male impersonation and self-mutilation, and may the demons of Sexual Transhumanism, that have so polluted the world in recent years, be overthrown and cast out.

    Holy Family — Jesus, Mary and Joseph — pray for us!

  20. “Welcome the person, study the situation, accompany the person and
    integrate him or her into the life of the community, the Pope said. ‘This is what Jesus would do today.'”

    Ah yes, the art of accompaniment. Integration, but not conversion. The wide road is now the preferred way, dontcha know.

    • It’s a “journey” and you don’t belong to a Church, you belong to a “faith community”. I love these overused VatII buzzwords.

      • I’m reminded of a phrase coined by the Nazi playwright Hanns Johst. Let me paraphrase it: “Whenever I hear ‘faith community’ I release the safety on my Browning.”

      • Yes, and the journey is the destination so it doesn’t really matter where the person is headed when you accompany him. It’s all good.

    • Integration, dialogue, accompaniment, ecumenism!

      NONE of them Biblical nor Traditional words!

      All of them secular, godless concepts fixated on the temporal; the trends and fads.

      My favorite line of this preposterous, diabolical carnival of a pontificate is the totally bizarre screech of this Pope against attempting to convert Orthodox to the Catholic faith, calling it a “sin against ecumenism”!!


      Pardon me for saying it but thank God I was raised Protestant and had my head in the Bible since I was a little rascal or I might have worn my eyes out searching the pages for this “sin” that does not exist!

      And more, he cries out against his own fabricated “sins” against “Mother Earth”, like using the air conditioner?

      God, PLEASE help us!

      How long, Lord, how long must this upside down charade go on?

      Who, Jorge Bergoglio Pope Francis, is the Pharisee but he who creates sins where there are none, sins that no man may avoid committing????

  21. Steve, you make an egregious error. When the pope states that gender theory is dangerous ideological colonization, that is absolutely true. But it doesn’t necessary mean that he condemns it. We read the text as saying well, he sees it for what it is, thus he must hate it.

    From the beginning of this pontificate, I have maintained that there are two kinds of people who know that Satan is real.

  22. Bergoglio is latest impostor-in-chief of the Vatican II counter church of Satan. There can be no mincing around this very factual reality. If you believe you are Catholic, if you wish to do what the true Catholic Church in Her Apostolic Tradition teaches and commands, then you must utterly reject the house of heresy that is the Modernist Vatican II counter church, along with all ecclesiastics who have claimed positions of authority and tolerated, defined, taught, expanded, defended, let alone failed to condemn this profound heresy. Any true Catholic Pope, Cardinal or Bishop of the past 59 years would have vociferously condemned this super heresy of Modernism, keeping faith with the condemnations, long authoritatively issued and repeated over centuries by preceding Popes, Saints and Doctors of the Church, and in particular those of the last five pre-Vatican II Popes among most prominently perhaps Pope St. Pius X, of these mostly Protestant-in-origin evil and false doctrines. Faithful Catholics who wish to remain obedient and submissive to the Chair of Peter must absolutely reject the heretic impostors since Pius XII, for no valid successor of Peter can propose or promulgate evil for belief by the Church, nor can any heretic possess ecclesial authority to rule or teach since they are outside the Church. Proposing or promulgating evil for belief by the Church is absolutely impossible for a valid and true Pontiff and Magisterium given the promise of Christ and the divine help of the Holy Ghost. And yet evil and false doctrines are what these impostors in fact preach and promulgate, seeking to overturn the Apostolic Tradition, dogmatic truths, and previous condemnations of Holy Mother Church. The fact that the Vatican II counter church tolerates, accepts and celebrates evil is proof enough for anyone who wishes to be Catholic, to profess and live the Apostolic Tradition so carefully guarded from error for 19 centuries, that what purports to the world to be the Catholic Church since October 1958 is, in fact, not. There is no other Catholic explanation possible in response to this Operation of Error. There is nothing schismatic, “rigid” or “extremist” in holding and professing what the Catholic Church has always taught, condemned and required to be believed for 19 centuries. No amount of insistence that the errors of Vatican II are not in opposition to this tradition or that they do not introduce substantial changes to this tradition can change the facts. The inescapable conclusion, by light of reason and faith, is clear and evident. God bless all who are struggling with this unprecedented crisis.

    • Jesus, in the gospels, and the Church, in her tradition, never claimed that the Popes (still less the rest of the bishops) would receive the extravagant, comprehensive protections from error (or sin) that you claim.

      No Pope of the past sixty years has solemnly taught heresy as dogma. That is the only thing that the charism of Papal Infallibility prevents.

      I don’t understand why routine, lengthy, heretical, sedevacantist screeds are allowed here.

    • “Proposing or promulgating evil for belief by the Church is absolutely impossible for a valid and true Pontiff and Magisterium given the promise of Christ and the divine help of the Holy Ghost.”

      This is the heretical belief that lies at the root of your sedevacantist hallucinations.

      Read the First Vatican Council’s definition of Papal Infallibility. It does not resemble the extravagant, all-encompassing “protection from error” you are preaching.

      As a result of your erroneous belief that the Pope is “absolutely” protected from teaching error, when a Pope or Popes DO teach error, you are driven to sedevacantism.

        • That may be true, but if you look at what is being promoted and in fact what exists as “Catholicism” today, you see it has very little to do with what has historically…at least on paper, been Catholicism.

          The problem isn’t a simple, rogue Pope.

          The problem is that the entire edifice is permeated by anti-Catholic teaching and fervor.

          And frankly, one doesn’t need to be a sedevacantist to see that.

  23. ‘This is a person [Bonino/Abortionist] who thinks very differently from us [Catholics].’ True, but never mind. We have to look at people, at what they do”. – Francis

    JESUS: Jorge, you said, “True but never mind [?????]. We have to look at people, at what they do [?????].” Well, she kills babies.

    JORGE: I just told you to never mind. Don’t you listen? Hey Bonino was responsible for pushing laws that killed millions of Italians through abortions. This is not a big deal right? Hey we don’t need to ask her to repent because babies are sub-humans anyway. We can’t judge anything. So, what is the Big Deal? We need to intergrate her.

    JESUS: Sub-humans? Oh, so you are against true science, but not climate change? Anyway, how do you intergrate her? This theology of accompanying people into hell is quite new. We need to name this Heresy as the “who am I to judge” heresy. That’s your MO, Jorge. Won’t teach and can’t judge pontification!

    • If we are the faithful ones, than we are not just witnesses who are sitting in VIP lodges, but we are (as we live in the mentioned times) or at least should be the faithful & ‘fightful’ ones who must be in the midst of the arena.

    • You are also witnessing one of the hugest fake news campaigns against a Pope in modern history. Fact check before believing. The book wasn’t even written by Pope Francis, it was put together by Coco L. Who simply put some Pope Francis quotes together and put his name to the title. What a joke. Stop falling for one Peter five’s fake bias bull

  24. Steve or Mods (to pass onto Steve): would ever consider running a series of articles about Marian apparitions? Specifically you could present an article about each of Akita, Tre Fontane, Fatima, Lourdes and Our Lady of Good Success. I would love to see you do it because I know you would accurately present the facts, the prophecies/revelations/secrets and do so without hysterics or attempts to tie into other wild conspiracy theories.

    It would be outside the norm as you guys obviosly focus a bit less on the spiritual and more on the worldly (but with an emphasis on ways the worlds should be leading us to a more spiritual experience). Perhaps it’s crazy or too sensationalistic but I think you guys would do it with a distance, intellectual flare.

  25. It is incomprehensible that a Pope would allow such a monster to compose a forward to anything he wrote, or simply put his name on. The fact that it has happened is a true Scandal in the theological sense of the Word.

    This beyond contemptible, just like his profuse praise of a that butcher of children Emma Bonino.

    For these actions alone he will be held to the highest accountability by God. May he Repent in sack cloth and ash and do penance until he dies begging God for mercy.

    • Well it occurs to me, Father, that the pope and his “cabinet” are so friendly with the Church’s enemies. I use the term “cabinet” as this pontificate is like a presidency in that he appoints people to determine policy which is, at least, more bald faced than any other pontificate in memory. The bad news is that the president is at least accountable to congress and possible judicial review while the bodies that would kind of serve those functions in the Vatican have been delegitimized.

      I also note the increased pace of destruction. During the first three years of his papacy, Francis was circumlocutory in his spoken and written words. He was like a person testing the waters except that he walked around the entire pool sticking his toe in at all spots. I don’t know if he found the temperature to be right or if he got pushed but the circumspection in terms of administration and attacks on doctrine are over: the last six months have break neck. To wit, Father Gerald Murray and Robert Royal serving as papal commentators on Raymond Arroyo’s show used to be on every three months, quarterly, now you they’re on every other week. You hear Arroyo say over and over that they wanted to give the segment a rest for a time but that actions coming out of Rome are too significant too ignore.

      And I noted a change in tone tonight: Father Murray has always been direct but adds qualifiers while Mr. Royal has tendered to suppress his–in post-conciliar terms–conservatism but he wrote a stinging article this week about the death of intellectualism with Martin, Francis and the modernists feelings based group and he was pretty stinging tonight, too.

      I kind of feel as if this letter may be a line of demarcation whereby there is no more vacillating. If you are a Church insider who covers the Church for a living or a committed Catholic paying attention, you have to take up a side with regard to Fillial Correction. Failure to do so will lead to irrelevance.

      There is no more fence to be straddled: between the Correction, Jim Martin’s book, Austin Ivereigh’s sycophantic behavior, Csrdinal Burke’s courting of traditionalists, Cardinal Sarah contradicting the pope and his buddies regarding liturgy….the sides are clearly being drawn up. The pieces are moving.

      You are with the truth or you are a liar. You are with the Church or against her. You are with God or with Satan.

      • Very interesting post.

        Well said, tho I cannot say I believe any turning point has actually occurred. You might read things a bit differently in that regard than I do.

        • The pope’s name is on the book. Yes or no? Does his name appear on the book without his permission? Yes or no?

          Given that the answer to these questions are yes, then it’s his book. He puts his name on it, he owns it. I have to sign letters prepared by other people at work all the time. I read the letters. If there’s something wrong, i won’t sign it. I hold a man affixing his name to documents that will be available to the world to at least that standard.

          But let us pretend that it matters that Cocopalmerio may have written the book: he is a very close friend and collaborator of the pope. If this woman is the kind of company he keeps, then we can assume the pope does, too.

          You’ve come to the wrong site if you’re looking for fools who will fall for information released from the Ministry of Papal Propaganda.

          • Does anyone seriously think a publisher, any publisher, is going to print a book without the author’s full approval and consent (and a stack of signed legal documents too)? If any of them dared to do such a thing, it would only take a “New York minute” before they would be sued from here to kingdom come.

    • “It is incomprehensible that a Pope would allow such a monster to compose a forward to anything he wrote, or simply put his name on. The fact that it has happened is a true Scandal in the theological sense of the Word.”

      Well, we need to comprehend it, because this IS the Catholic Church today. We can get all theological about it, but the reality is, what the man on the street sees in the Catholic Church is just about as far-removed from what anyone would have called the Catholic Church not really all that many years ago.

      This is it, my friend. We are the outsiders, the…”dissenters”

      Socialism, faggotry, environmental paganism, One World Government run by secular bureaucrats. These constitute the Neo-Anti-Gospel.

      Welcome to the Jungle.

      And the Protestants laugh.

      This will continue to BE the Catholic Church until we rise up and resist, meaning priests, laymen, maybe a bishop or two. And I really don’t even know what that means.

      I am so disheartened right now I don’t know what to say.

      I have fought the socialists and environmentalist pagans for years in politics, only to convert and find out that what I converted to I have been fighting. I really am having a tough time sorting this all out.

      • Keep fighting good fight. And pray for strength which comes from the Holy Spirit only.
        You are doing good. As many other (almost) ‘outsiders’ here and elsewhere.
        God bless you my brother! And all yours.

        PS. If you do not already, I’ll suggest to you and everyone here to pray daily this prayer:

        Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel: Original

        “O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

        “Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

        “These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be.

        “Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
        V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
        R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.
        V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
        R. As we have hoped in Thee.
        V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
        R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

        Let us pray.
        O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.”

        Roman Raccolta, July 23, 1898, supplement approved July 31, 1902,
        London: Burnes, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1935, 12th edition.

      • Out here in our Parish there’s an ex-Lutheran Pastor with 9 children. He had a very ‘successful well attended’ Lutheran Parish in Melbourne then converted with his family to the Catholic faith. Can you imagine how he feels! You have company! We all have our own story about the betrayal. But any one of us could have fallen into the other side……but for the Grace of God go I! God’s work alone opens our eyes to recognise the truth. Worth a read is the personal testimony about the revolution in the Church by Francis Cardinal Stafford, written on the 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. it wont link for me, so. Google “The Year of the Peirasmòs – 1968 Francis Cardinal Stafford……. ” The summer of 1968 is a record of God’s hottest hour. The memories are not forgotten; they are painful. They remain vivid like a tornado in the plains of Colorado. They inhabit the whirlwind where God’s wrath dwells. In 1968 something terrible happened in the Church. Within the ministerial priesthood ruptures developed everywhere among friends which never healed. And the wounds continue to affect the whole Church. The dissent, together with the leaders’ manipulation of the anger they fomented, became a supreme test. It changed fundamental relationships within the Church. It was a Πειρασμός for many.”

        None of what he describes just spontaneously occurred. It was orchestrated at the highest levels of influence and the plan was known by Popes in the 1800’s. Find me one place in either Testament where humanly speaking the baddies are outnumbered by the goodies!!!

        • Oh, but there are many:
          “And both sides set their armies in array one against the other seven days, and on the seventh day the battle was fought: and the children of Israel slew of the Syrians a hundred thousand footmen in one day. And they that remained fled to Aphec, into the city: and the wall fell upon seven and twenty thousand men, that were left. And Benadad fleeing went into the city, into a chamber that was within a chamber.” (1 Kings 20,29-30)
          “And when all the people saw this, they fell on their faces, and they said: The Lord he is God, the Lord he is God. And Elias said to them: Take the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape. And when they had taken them, Elias brought them down to the torrent Cison, and killed them there.” (1 Kings 18,39-40)
          . . .

          • Dear Ivan, I am saying that God prefers His human armies to be small and outnumbered, so the victory is always His. We are always outnumbered by the baddies (if you count the humans in a particular battle)!!!

        • Can’t believe so many people falling for fake news stories like this without fact checking. The book wasn’t even written by Pope Francis, it was put together by Coco L. Who simply put some Pope Francis quotes together and put his name to the title. What a joke. Stop falling for one Peter five’s fake bias bull

      • Stop falling for fake news. Learn to fact check. The book wasn’t even written by Pope Francis, it was put together by Coco L. Who simply put some Pope Francis quotes together and put his name to the title. What a joke. Stop falling for one Peter five’s fake bias bull

        • I happened upon a Protestant website one day where the folks there were lamenting, more like weeping and wailing, the take-over of their main line denomination by men and women who did not espouse Christian and Biblical teaching and who did not in any way represent the historic beliefs and doctrines of the denomination’s founders. I did not laugh. I wept with them and for them.

      • Rod, I would like to offer some encouragement. I “get” your feelings of being disheartened. I feel the same way too. I think many feel that way. Each of us has our own story. Your story is that of a convert from a Protestant (Lutheran) denomination. For others, the story is of being a cradle Catholic and having watched the deconstruction and destruction of a faith/ church that they loved and cherished. A number of folks here saw it firsthand from its very inception. First the liturgy was destroyed. Then the dogmas. And finally, the moral foundation. That’s the progression. But it is the same pain, no matter the individual experiences.

        It doesn’t help to be called “a Protestant” or a “Sedevacantist” — simply because you notice the difference (180 degree difference) between what the Catholic Church taught then and what the Catholic Church teaches now. It doesn’t help to be shamed and/or chided for speaking out against obvious evil and wrong being perpetrated by members of the clergy. Yes, you are correct: we are the “outsiders” and we are the “dissenters.” It is only a remnant who are aware. The rest are asleep, living in apathy and ignorance, or are approving of what is happening (i.e., it’s time that the Catholic Church caught up with the times).

        But what people call the Church isn’t the Church. The Catholic faith and the Catholic Church is NOT your laundry list of anti-Church and anti-gospel descriptors: Marxist, socialist, pagan, ecumenical, One World, globalist, etc. All of these words are “the eclipse” blocking the true Church. What was true before is still true now. What the Church taught then is what she SHOULD still be teaching now. In some places, with holy and godly priest, that is happening. In many places, with liberal and modernist priests, that is not happening. The vision of that one pope — the conversation between Our Lord and Satan — that is what is being fulfilled.

        I would like to remind you as to who wins in the end. It is the Lord, of course. It is Our Lady who crushes the head of the serpent. We are watching multiple prophesies being fulfilled. The saints of old would have given anything to be living in our day. They pined and longed to see this time. Why? Because on the other side of Calvary (and yes, that is what is happening here to Christ’s Church) is the 2nd Coming. What a glorious day that will be! Now help me out here …. where can I find the scripture that talks about “when you see these things occurring, look up, because your salvation draweth nigh” …. Courage, Rod, Courage.

      • Rod, God is allowing all this to happen for a reason. I don’t know what it is, but I trust Him. Our Lord said the gates of hell will not prevail over His Church. Trust Him.

      • Dave, slow down; you’re making a perfect ass of yourself with your impetuous posts. Take another swig of that Jim Beam you’ve been hitting and read the contents of the link you offer carefully. Put it through an online translator, if necessary. Once you’ve done your homework, take another generous gulp of your sedative there ….and delete all your posts before your mother reads them. (I really hate to see moms disabused of the high esteem in which they hold sonny, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence to the contrary at times.)

      • HAHAHA!!!

        More from the WOW guy.

        Let’s go easy on him. I think it’s a left handed way to discredit the Cupichistas and the Kasperians and the Marx…ists.

  26. More bias FAKE NEWS on Pope Francis from onePeterfive. This book wasn’t written by Pope Francis it was written by Coco L. She simply put some quotes of Pope Francis together and put his name on the title. Seriously onePeterfive five is this what you call journalism? You’re a joke

    • Davy, I just checked your link to Amazon. It says there:

      Imparare ad imparare. Riflessioni sui temi dell’educazione Copertina flessibile – 28 set 2017
      di Francesco (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) (Autore), L. Coco (a cura di).

      For those who can’t read Italian, that means Bergoglio IS the author and that Coco is merely the editor. Dave’s water was at boiling point when he wrote this cockeyed post and he missed the salient details evidently. He’ll try harder the next time, I’m sure.

      • I don’t know jack about Italian except some stuff I can’t repeat here I learned growing up in an Italian neighborhood. But I do know a little about cognates and my hunch was that “Autore” means…author…

        To verify, of course, RodH, being the high tech IT guy he is masterfully navigated to Google Translate and found there this when copy/pasting the byline from Amazon:

        “by Francesco (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) (Author), L. Coco (edited by)”

        My idea is that JohnnyCuredents is dead center of the mark.

        So my recommendation for the davidgary1 guy is to delete his post or he is going to look really bad. Take the hint, davidgary1. For your own good.

        Hey, before you go, a quick question.

        Are you the dude that sent in the fake signature on the correctio? Just curious as that smooth move approximates your hijinks, here, too.

    • Just curious, is your avatar a cut job from a Workers of the World Unite poster?

      You need to set it up so a click on it starts a rousing chorus of The Internationale.

    • Oh, and let me complete your shame now that the moderator has finally shut down your trolling and spamming expedition. Lucio Coco is the editor of many books and HE was the editor, not the author of the book under discussion. (Of course, perhaps you have the same approach to gender that seems to be growing in favor among residents of Vatican City.)

        • Perhaps you won’t believe this, but this trolling bozo actually went to another site where I once posted something and tried to answer what I posted here! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that done before. As you said, his revolver is missing the hammer….and perhaps the trigger too.

    • Wrong. L. COCO is the editor and Pope Francis is the Author, which it plainly says on the very page you link to. You are guilty of what you are accusing 1P5 of being guilty of and because of that you are now on that special list.

  27. I think it’s getting past time for the moderator to strike Davidgary1 from the site. He is posting the same lie — a demonstrable lie — again and again, and has been doing so for several hours. I’m tempted to believe he actually lives in Vatican City.

  28. With all respect due to the office. Is he just suffering mental ill health?
    Nothing of his actions make any sense regarding asking this woman ( and approving it) to preface his book.


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