On December 7, 1914, Pope Benedict XV wrote suggested that a temporary hiatus in the “Great War” be observed in honor of the Christmas celebration.
While his proposal was not well received by the commanding officers of the German and British militaries, something altogether different was happening in the trenches of the Western Front. The Germans had begun placing small Christmas trees along the perimeter of their encampment, wherever they could find the space. On Christmas eve, as was the ancient custom, they filled the trees with candles and lit them. Then, they began singing:
Stille Nacht! Heil’ge Nacht!
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hoch heilige Paar.
Holder Knab’ im lockigen Haar,
Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh!
Across No Man’s Land, the British soldiers — some of whom had been opening parcels sent from home, heard the familiar strains. In their own trenches, they were moved to joined in the verse:
Silent Night! Holy Night!
All is calm, all is bright
Round young virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace….sleep in heavenly peace!
So began the Christmas Truce of 1914 — a rare and brief moment of unplanned armistice between two opposing factions in one of the bloodiest wars in history. The two sides took the opportunity to bury their dead, and, as some accounts would have it, to play a brief game of soccer together. The interlude did not last long, and almost as soon as it had begun, the ceasefire ended, the soldiers returning to their trenches to begin shooting again at the same men they had just enjoyed a brief moment of shared Christian experience with. Were it not for the obstinacy of their superiors, many would no doubt have preferred never to resume combat. After all, in the European battlefields of World War I, most of the combatants shared a fundamental set of values; many professed the same creed.
Sadly, such fellowship is not possible in our present ecclesiastical conflict. This Christmas, there will be no armistice, however brief. The pope — especially the pope, who leads the charge for his axis of power — will not call for a laying down of arms. It is not a war for land, or for honor, but for souls — and the devil, who has been marshaling his forces in Rome, never rests.
Since March 13, 2013, there has been a non-stop escalation in the newly-intensified battle between the forces that seek to undermine Catholic teaching — that is to say, teaching that is from God Himself, passed on to mankind through Scripture, Tradition, and apostolic authority — and those who would seek to defend it from enemies not just external to the Mystical Body of Christ, but within. It is not a fight that began with the present pontificate; far from it. One could trace the origins back centuries, though history will show that a clear and purposeful acceleration of the internal machination to destroy the Church began in the 1960s with the hijacking of the Second Vatican Council by progressive forces and the subsequent suppression of the immune system of Christ’s mystical bride through the exile of authentic Catholic worship and the poisoned fruit of the fabricated, obfuscating disaster of a liturgy that took its place.
As Pope St. Pius X so presciently warned the faithful in his encyclical against the modernists, Pascendi Dominici Gregis:
Nor indeed would he be wrong in regarding them as the most pernicious of all the adversaries of the Church. For, as We have said, they put into operation their designs for her undoing, not from without but from within. Hence, the danger is present almost in the very veins and heart of the Church, whose injury is the more certain from the very fact that their knowledge of her is more intimate. Moreover, they lay the ax not to the branches and shoots, but to the very root, that is, to the faith and its deepest fibers. And once having struck at this root of immortality, they proceed to diffuse poison through the whole tree, so that there is no part of Catholic truth which they leave untouched, none that they do not strive to corrupt.
Decades after this sabotage was begun in earnest, it seems as though we at last have slipped into the mirror world, where good is called evil, and evil good. In his Christmas address to the curia this week, Pope Francis intoned the inversion as he took aim at those critics of his innovations that defy Christ’s own teaching on marriage, sin, and the sacraments:
There are also cases of malicious resistance, which spring up in misguided minds and come to the fore when the devil inspires ill intentions (often cloaked in sheep’s clothing). This last kind of resistance hides behind words of self-justification and, often, accusation; it takes refuge in traditions, appearances, formalities, in the familiar, or else in a desire to make everything personal, failing to distinguish between the act, the actor, and the action.
Traditions, appearances, formalities, and the familiar — these are the constancy of the Church; she is unchanging because her truths are timeless. Her Magisterium may deepen our understanding of these truths, but it may never contradict them.
Francis, however, is fond of one of the slogans of Martin Luther: semper reformanda. Always reforming, always changing, always innovating, tearing up the foundations laid down by thousands of years of popes, bishops, saints, and doctors of the Church. And under the constant shelling, even these ancient and immutable structures have begun to appear as less than certain in the eyes of many of the faithful who have suffered such a loss of morale.
Behind enemy lines, reports are equally grim. We’ve heard many reports indicating that the Vatican increasingly resembles an occupied state. Roughly two years ago, I had dinner with a contact of mine who spends a good deal of time at the Vatican. At the time, Francis enjoyed a great deal of external popularity, but this individual told me, “In the Vatican, he is not well-liked.” Perhaps most potent in the minds of many insiders was Francis’ scathing address to the curia at Christmas of 2014. Not as widely reported was that he also had no kind words to say for the “rank-and-file”of the Vatican who were also present — the very workers who make the Catholic city-state function from day to day. One woman told my dinner companion that in addition to the dressing-down, “He didn’t even say ‘Merry Christmas’ to us.” I’ve had countless discussions with parish priests who feel as though he is always insulting them, calling them out, and berating them with his broad criticisms. Parents of large families feel similarly harangued, whether because of his comment about them breeding like “rabbits”, his apparent willingness to allow eugenic contraception, or the way his general admonitions against “rigidity” flies in the face of those who are attempting to teach their children right from wrong.
We have also noted that sources in Rome have been strangely unwilling to go on record about certain widely-known rumors, such as the alleged papal outburst over the 13 cardinals letter. As Maike Hickson reported at the time:
As a journalist, I wanted more to go on, so I asked if Fr. Giuseppe would contact those those with whom he had spoken who had first-hand sources. Would any of them, I asked, be willing to write down carefully and accurately what they had witnessed, even if only anonymously?
The unanimous response was a resounding, “No.” All of these eye-witnesses appeared to be too afraid even to write an anonymous account of what had transpired! Father Giuseppe was unwilling to let it go. He also had several contacts who live at Casa Santa Marta. Surely, these must have been present in the dining room when Pope Francis spoke, or had at least have heard about what happened? Their response to his question was not to deny it, but only to change the topic. Their unwillingness to confirm it was telling, but their refusal to deny it even moreso.
Father Giuseppe assured me, however, that the story about the papal outburst of anger is now known everywhere in Rome, a city “where there are no secrets; it is too small a place for that.”
We held off on publishing that story for months, hoping and waiting that someone would appear who was willing to make a statement about what happened. Instead, we heard again and again that everyone knew it had happened, but nobody was going to talk. It felt as though we were trying to get a witness on the stand in a mafia trial.
Other conversations with sources inside various Vatican offices have turned up a genuine concern that their communications are being monitored, KGB style. Vatican-issued cell phones and email addresses are treated with absolute suspicion, and reports of employees being quietly dismissed from congregations like the CDF for the crime of agreeing with the resistance to Amoris Laetitia have surfaced. I have written about the “Dictatorship of Mercy” — the heavy handedness with which the Francis Vatican is implementing its agenda; Maike Hickson has written, too, about Russia’s errors infecting Rome. Bishop Athanasius Schneider — who grew up under the boot of Soviet Communism — said recently that:
“The reaction to the dubia is a proof of the climate in which we actually live in the Church right now,” Bishop Schneider said. “We live in a climate of threats and of denial of dialogue towards a specific group.”
Now, too, Steve Jalsevac, co-founder and managing director of LifeSiteNews, has written about his recent experiences in Rome:
After meeting with cardinals, bishops and other Vatican agency and dicastery staff, John-Henry Westen, our new Rome reporter, Jan Bentz, and I saw a consistent pattern of widespread anxiety and very real fear among faithful Church servants. We have never encountered this before.
Many were afraid of being removed from their positions, fired from their jobs in Vatican agencies or of encountering severe public or private reprimands and personal accusations from those around the pope or even from Francis himself. They are also fearful and anxious about the great damage being done to the Church and being helpless to stop it.
Near the end of our visit, one very high-level cleric confirmed our observations. He added, “One can sense the fear. It is tangible.” Another, who has always been willing to discuss difficult situations, immediately told us that he would not talk, even off the record, in confidence, about any of the current controversies. We were told not to ask him any questions about these things.
Jalsevac also cites an interview with Vatican journalist Edward Pentin in Regina Magazine in which he discussed the political manipulation, deceit, and calumny happening within Vatican walls. Says Jalsevac, “These are strong words from this always top-notch Vatican reporter who is normally soft-spoken and very mild-mannered.” He went on to describe the rough treatment that journalists were given at a press event with Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago:
After the newly installed cardinal’s unsatisfactory answers to two questions from Ed Pentin, I was given the nod. While briefly prefacing my question, I was suddenly harshly interrupted by a Vatican press official demanding, “Ask the question!” Considering that the preface was brief, the question was about to be asked and there were only a handful of media persons in the room, the interruption was totally uncalled for.
I immediately asked the question regarding the animosity that respectful questioners of Francis have been enduring and to which the cardinal astonishingly responded by denying any knowledge of such a thing occurring. Then, when John-Henry Westen put up his hand to ask a question, a spontaneous rule was announced by the press official. He refused to allow John-Henry’s question saying that only one question was permitted from each agency.
That sudden ruling caused an uncomfortable stir among the several other media representatives. Four in a row were now also not permitted to ask their questions because of the new rule. When the last one was denied, Cardinal Cupich said, “Why not, since yours is a friendly question?” And so that softball question was permitted.
The growing hostility to faithful media who dare to simply question with respect the actions or statements of those around Pope Francis or of the pope himself was especially highlighted in a December 7 Reuters report.
Reuters stated, “Using precise psychological terms,” Pope Francis “said scandal-mongering media risked falling prey to coprophilia, or arousal from excrement, and consumers of these media risked coprophagia, or eating excrement.”
So now, if the translation is correct, as most of these usually are, if we dare to see and report what are obviously newsworthy developments that do not reflect well on the pope or his close collaborators, we are “scandal-mongering,” “eating excrement” and being sexually aroused by this excrement of reporting uncomfortable truth.
How can a pope, the Vicar of Christ, make such vile accusations?
Jalsevac, who travels to Rome multiple times a year as a journalist, finishes his accounting with a statement that would no doubt be echoed by many now watching these events unfold: “I have never experienced anything like this in my lifetime…”
Over these past few years, I have often found myself wondering, Just what is it about Francis that makes so many men afraid? He is not a physically intimidating man. He seems incapable of providing coherent responses (when he provides any at all) to questions from critics, so he seems unlikely to be viewed as an intellectual threat. He is reported to have an explosive temper, but all the shouting in the world would not give a grown man who has given his life to Christ cause to cower. There must be something more. Something more at work in the reticence of those with the power and position to do so to confront the man. Something beyond career-mindedness. I suspect — on some level, I might even say I “sense” — actual fear.
The news broke today in the English speaking world that Francis has now been reported to have admitted something rather astonishing within his small circle of collaborators. “It is not to be excluded,” he is alleged to have said, “that I will enter history as the one who split the Catholic Church.” Even this moment of self-awareness gives rise to no indication that he will call for a ceasefire and immerse himself in the fullness of Catholic truth.
Christmas is almost upon us, but there will be no peace until Pope Francis is either converted or has vacated the papal throne.
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have eight children. You can find more of his writing at his Substack, The Skojec File.
“I will enter history as the one who split the Church.”
Again, I find that quote extraordinary. That quote alone should get every Vatican reporter’s attention and create a demand for clarification. For Pope Francis’ quote, if uttered in a previous era, would result in immediate actions from within the Church hierarchy. He is the “reformer”, and he admits that is “reforms” will in all likelihood lead to official schism.
Extraordinary, but also frightening. Are so many of our leaders without supernatural faith that they will not stop this and dare to condemn those holy men who do try??
Of course, Martin Luther may claim that he is the one who split the Church. Luther’s and Henry’s splitting was cruel in that Catholics were living their Catholic lives in their own countries and suddenly woke up to find themselves inside the nets of a State-imposed protestantism.
I personally suspect that he’s the false Prophet in the Book of Revelation.
Then who’s the Beast? Don’t they rise at the same time?
Time will tell.
Typo above — Pope Benedict XV, not XVI
Thanks. Fixed it. Fingers are too used to typing the other….
PF will have to be made aware that he is battling against God when he rages against Tradition, Magisterium, Catholic Doctrine & Scripture, and that is a war he cannot win. Presumably he doesn’t believe in God or an after-life but at this point in time he must surely realise this is the reality – God is in His Heaven directing everything from there, keeping Hs promise to the Apostles that He would be with us until the end of time. There will be no good outcome to his Modernist ideology – Our Lady has defeated Satan its propagator & the best thing he can now do for himself & the rest of us is to vacate the Seat of Peter which he had no right to be elected to in the first instance.
Francis is aware of what he is doing.
I should have said ‘made publicly aware’ which he will be soon when the formal correction is made. Until he is, the average Catholic will continue to disregard what has been happening during this Pontificate & the extreme seriousness of it.
Yes, he is a Jesuit of the South American Modernist Jesuit tradition. So is the new head of the Jesuit Order. Birds of a feather. . .
Francis is under the influence of Satan without a doubt.He rails against The Mystical body of Christ in everything that spits from his Heretical mouth.May The Lord have Mercy on His soul.
The late Fr Malachi Martin was interviewed on radio about the characteristics of the Last Pope of the era, the one who, according to several ancient prophecies, would be under the influence of Satan. Pope Francis sounds increasingly like him. Look for “The Last Pope” Youtube video of Fr Martin’s interview.
In my view, Malachi Martin was a prophet. The claim is that he was secretly a bishop sent by Pius XII behind the Iron Curtain. One of his books is “The Final Conclave”. This dovetails with the belief and writings of Teilhard de Chardin. All three are Jesuits. ——There will be no more popes and the “priesthood of the laity” will be the new Church. Now, you should understand the pontiff’s emphasis on the environment. It was the belief of de Chardin that the Earth would be the new altar of the Old Testament.——- Benedict is a fan of de Chardin and he evidently stepped aside to allow Francis to set his agenda in motion. Barry and Hillary were working with him. Francis no longer believes in sin according to an interview in Nov of 2015 with Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica. ——-His entire belief system is based on economics. Abortion is caused by economic inequity. Radical Islam is caused by economic inequity. You had better believe that Trump and his capitalist beliefs are in the cross hairs of the radical left and Francis is right there among ’em.
Sadly Cardinal Burke is now under
investigation by The Holy See over a controversy in The Order of Malta. Distressing times indeed but we know and have faith and hope that the Church will be purified. We must lift up our hearts and be not afraid.
This is no doubt an attempt to undermine what the Cardinal intends to do next to help the Church.
My first thought was that something seemed rotten in Denmark. The timing just seems too convenient. Potentially a smokescreen.
“Potentially” a smokescreen?
That’s exactly what it is.
The Order is under investigation. I wasn’t aware the Cardinal himself was involved at all.
Hopefully the reports are wrong and he is not under scrutiny. I read it on several sites such as The Pilot and The Tablet but I haven’t seen any details from someplace more reliable. Could be faulty reporting and I’m edgy for no reason. Secular media might simply be stirring the pot as they always do.
The Order of Malta has just told the Pope not to interfere with the internal governance of their Order and to shove off. Unexpected, but refreshing !
It was Burke’s decision confirming the firing of Boeselager (who had twice been asked to resign but refused to do so) that provoked this or gave Francis his convenient cover for attacking Burke. However, that said, this also gives Francis an opportunity to attack the laity, since most of the important people in the Order of Malta are laypeople. His latest ravings indicated that he’s very angry about “resistance” from us peons, so he’s going to start attacking lay groups now. That said, I don’t think he has much say over the internal workings of the (very old) Order of Malta, so he may be bluffing to see how far he can go.
I wish some Cardinal would openly laugh at the labile liberal but that won’t happen but I am fully prepared to laugh in the face of any Bishop or priest who supports his heteropraxy.
Some think it is a mistake to laugh at the pope because of his office but he is not the office and not only is he not qualified to occupy it, he is a flat out joke and the more he is derided and mocked the better off the church will be.
I don’t take him seriously.
Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Idi Amin, did nasty things to those who laughted at them.
This Pope can do a lot more damage than he already has.
The plot thickens. I’m sure if Cardinal Burke were not the Patron of the Order, Pope Francis would not even be blinking at these allegations
According to the Lepanto Institute, Burke was not the target but only collateral damage. The target was that 56 super rich electors controlled about a billion Euros. Francis wanted a socialist run organization and not a capitalist one. As a side dish, he wanted that money for the Vatican Bank.
It is important to realise that the Order of Malta has as charism a vocation the nobility and wealthy well-born to use their riches, international power and administrative skill in reliving the distress of those dispossessed which cannot be helped by the usual charities.
This will “rankle” those like Pope Francis who are democratic modernist marxist progressives; but if Francis wants to “democratise” the Order of Malta (& he does) he will be destroying its raison d’être.
Pope Francis doesn’t get that Christ the King is not a democrat. He made rich as well as poor for a reason. He does not hate rich aristocrats: they are graced with unusual opportunity for building the Kingdom of God through generous stewardship. God has cultural ministries for rich aristocrats to employ their earthly riches. Bertagolio hates the whole idea of any Order / association based on that concept.
It will take a miracle for the Order of Malta to survive this Pope’s “modernising”, if he doesn’t suppress it as “unnecessary”.
My thoughts exactly. It’s likely that the investigation is nothing but a show trial and the Pope wants to find some excuse to have Burke put up against the wall and shot. Possibly very soon, in advance of the promised correction around the first of the year.
The problem is that this investigation is not the leverage against Burke that the Pope needs. To all appearances, Boeselager was sacked for a very good reason and Burke prudently handled the situation. Nothing for the Pope to grab hold of. Plus, the whole thing would have to happen very fast in order to beat the correction. This is a very curious situation, but if one thing is certain it’s that even my four-year-old kid could tell you that this investigation stinks to high heaven.
And I’m sure your 4-year old would be correct!
According to Boeselager, Cardinal Burke told him that the Holy See wanted him (Boeselager) to resign which is why he presumably resigned. Now the Holy See is investigating this matter. Is it possible that Cardinal Burke presumed the Holy See would act in a logical Catholic manner rather than actually have a tangible directive from the Holy See?
News from the Lepanto Institute detail the entire story on the Malta fiasco. Francis wanted to reform the Malta knights as the 56 electors were viewed as only favoring the rich. Burke was sent in to “stir up a hornet’s nest”. This was the pretext needed by Francis to intervene and to change the rules. This was not about contraception. That was only a subterfuge. As part of the settlement, some 30 million Euros were siphoned into the Vatican Bank.
This is an interesting recent homily from a traditional priest about end times, advent and Fatima. Very pertinent to the present crisis. It’s about 40 minutes but well worth a listen if you’re interested.
what website did you download this from please ?
It was published on YouTube by Sensus Fidelium. Sensus Fidelium is affiliated with Fr. Ripperger. But I’m not sure who the priest in this homily is, they publish a lot of sermons anonymously to protect the priests. Most of them belong to the FSSP.
These faithful priests ask for Hail Mary’s when you download so don’t forget. Father Ripperger asks for a decade for each download – or a dollar!! Those darned priests, eh? It’s always about the money! (haha)
Thank you Barbara that is correct. I should have mentioned that. Money and prayers, can you imagine the nerve? Lol. May God bless them and grant them the graces to live out their priestly vocations in a Holy manner pleasing in His sight.
somehow it feels good to give prayers and money to faithful priests
It is an FSSP priest.
Pope Francis doesn’t strike me as being in the mood for any kind of truce. He views his agenda, his merciful revolution, his ‘irrevocable’ reforms as simply being too important to allow of any slowing down or diminution. His war (there can be no other word for it) on the Catholic faith and now especially the four cardinals seems to be escalating by the week. Barring events unforeseen (by him, that is) he and his cabal shall maintain hostilities and won’t even be waiting to see the whites of their eyes but rather continue to ‘Fire at Will!’…and at Raymond, Carlo, Walter, Joachim…
Please allow me to make a prediction and – God willing – a prophecy. This entire “Pope Francis” fiasco will end next year, in 2017. Next Christmas will not be like this one. We will have a true Vicar of Christ on the Chair of Peter, either a converted Pope Francis or somebody else. Have faith, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Pray for the Pope and keep your eyes fixed on Christ and your hearts on His infallible promises. Soon He will awaken from his present apparent-slumber and calm the winds of the storm and say to us, “Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith?”
Behold he shall neither slumber nor sleep, that keepeth Israel. – Psalm 120:4
The Lord bringeth to naught the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes.
But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance.
The Lord hath looked from heaven: he hath beheld all the sons of men.
From his habitation which he hath prepared, he hath looked upon all that dwell on the earth.
He who hath made the hearts of every one of them: who understandeth all their works.
– Psalm 32:10-15
Definitely, by the 100th anniversary of the Fatima miracle.
“From your mouth to God’s ear!”
Allow me to present a different prediction, from the Abbe Souffrant in France, 1828:
“Toward the end of the usurper’s reign, the Pope will die and he will
have for his successor a young Pope, and it will be under him that the
restoration will take place.”
The Pope is Pope Benedict, the “usurper”..it sure seems to be one person that I can see, what brings about the “end of the usurper’s reign?” I can only imagine, could be death, could be forced out, not sure, the Abbe seems to leave that open for us to guess.
The Abbe also had more to say about France well worth googling
I’m glad to have read your “prophecy.” I am a prophet of doom type person and yet I believe the Blessed Mother will act sometime and it will be good. I hope very soon.
I’m reminded of Benedict XVI’s plea back in 2008, “pray for me that I don’t flee in fear of the wolves.” The “fear” you mention is bigger than Francis. It involves a very large pack of rabid wolves dressed in Shepherd’s clothing.
Sadly, he fled.
I, for one did not pray for Benedict XVI…I thought his comment about fleeing from wolves was too dramatic.
Now I pray everyday for Francis – in particular for his conversion and to save his soul.
Pray every day for Pope Benedict, i do, on my last rosary bead. Pray that God knocks Francis off his horse.
Increasingly I fear the Pope Benedict is the doomed “Bishop in White” of the third secret of Fatima. Pray for him.
That’s from the vatican published “3rd secret”, it’s balderdash as far as I can tell except it seems to borrow the “bishop in white” from Bl. Ann Catherine Emmerich’s visions. Below is the 3rd secret this was mostly confirmed by Malachi Martin and it’s very similar to the 3rd secret of Akita which Pope Benedict himself said is essentially the same message.. This does not include the addendum or “4th secret” as Antonio Socci terms it which supposedly speaks of a bad council.
A great chastisement will fall on the entire human race; not today
as yet, not tomorrow, but in the second half of the twentieth century.
No longer does order reign anywhere and Satan will reign over the
highest places directing the course of events. He (Satan) really will
succeed in infiltrating to the top of the Church. Also for the Church a
time of Her greatest trials will come. Cardinals will oppose Cardinals;
Bishops will oppose Bishops and Satan will march amid their ranks, and
in Rome there will be changes. What is rotten will fall, and what will
fall will never rise again. The Church will be darkened and the world
deranged by terror.
A great war will break out within the second half of the Twentieth
Century, fire and smoke will fall from Heaven, the water of the oceans
will become vapors and the foam will rise up flooding and sinking
everything, millions and millions of people will die by the hour and the
survivors will envy the dead.
Death will reign everywhere for the errors committed by the foolish
and by the partisans of Satan, who, then and only then, will reign over
the world. At last, those who will survive all of these events will
once more proclaim God and His Glory and serve Him like before, when the
world was not as corrupted.
The “second half of the 20th century” has come and gone, this event has not occurred yet and that is likely due to our Lady holding back the arm of her Son.
Don’t be naïve. Benedict is known to have supported Teilhard de Chardin. He stepped aside to allow Francis to implement his liberal agenda. I say this based on the fact that Benedict removed then Archbishop Raymond Burke as the ordinary in St. Louis in August of 2008. I have emails from the chancery as proof.
WOW! What more can be said, except pray, and pray some more, especially our Rosaries?
Who does Francis work for? Wasn’t he installed as pope by the conspiracy of the “St Gallen Group”, a group of cardinals? Who is the leader of this group? Are they answering only to themselves, or is there someone outside of the Church that they are working for? I’m not talking about the devil, I’m asking if there is some man or group of men.
Well, GEORGE SOROS comes to mind. I believe Elizabeth Yore reported some time ago about the connection between the Vatican and Soros. Really a DIABOLICAL EVIL little man he is. I see his fingerprints on a lot of the garbage that comes out of the mouth of Bergoglio.
Within the Vatican, the late Fr Malachi Martin said they were referred to as “the Superforce” and they include NWO international bankers as well as the real power behind the EU and UN bureaucrats. Soros, the Rockerfellers, the Rothchilds, the Bushes, the Clintons are a few but most of them remain deliberately anonymous– most of them FreeMasons. Fr Martin’s novels were mostly fact– get hold of second-hand copies of “Vatican” “The Jesuits” and “Windswept house and it will explain from the time of Pius XII how the Church got into the mess we see now. The Fatima Message and its implications (and cover-up) are a small but important recurring theme in all three books.
I have Vatican and The Jesuits by Malachi Martin. (I used to have Windswept House but not any more.) I strongly suggest that anyone who reads Windswept House go to Confession, Holy Communion and then read it in full sunshine on a Sunday afternoon. It’s THAT scary.
Also, I highly suggest The Keys of This Blood by Malachi Martin. The chapter entitled The Judas Complex is alone worth the price of the book.
My personal opinion is that Malachi Martin wrote the Third Secret of Fatima in veiled form in that book. But that’s just my opinion.
Dang it. I had a copy of the Keys of These Blood but never read it and discarded it
Look on U-tube for radio interviews of Fr Malachi Martin, especially on the 3rd Secret of Fatima, The last Pope, and the New World Order. He was slandered but those who did so were themselves shady characters, with a vested interest in discrediting his profound knowledge of how the Vatican worked, the corruption of the Jesuits, and how the FreeMasons rose to power in the curia. The circumstances of his death are suspicious. However his words are more timely than ever, expecially about the characteristics of “the last pope.”
Very well put. I congratulate your thoroughness. In fact, Martin described his writings as “faction” along the lines of a well known female novelist of the day and time.
Cardinal Daneels was head of the “St Gallen Group”.
Look at the first article in this link, then scroll to the last.
Names are named :
Steve, I imagine there are some who think Pope Francis is possessed by the devil. From all of the above, it certainly appears that way. I am hoping and praying for divine intervention during 2017–the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.
One can be influenced, or obsessed by the Devil without being possessed. Possession is very specific and rare.
Yes, distinctions must be made.
The late Fr Malachi Martin’s description of the last pope of the era was “under the influence of Satan” and being careful with words, he hastened to point out that this could be the unconscious influence. Look up the interviews with him on Youtube.
I wonder how many Catholic news websites and blogs will report on this quote from Bergoglio about him possibly splitting the Church. It’s extraordinary. I’m making the rounds checking. Surely this is a litmus test of who is facing the truth of our dire situation and who is whistling past the graveyard.
Quite frankly (pun intended) Francis is currently a son of Satan and therefore the atmosphere around him would be such. Pray for his conversion and removal.
“Amoris Laetitia” is extremely troubling. It appears to condone fornication, adultery, and sodomy.
Appears? No, it really does.
“And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals should not come: but woe to him through whom they come.”
And to think, God has honored us with the privilege of living at this time and giving witness to Him when so many have fled to that which is easy, comfortable and pleasurable. May he continue to give us the grace to persevere to the end.
+O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.
+O God, cleanse me of my sins and have mercy on me.
+I have sinned without number, forgive me, O Lord.
Thank you Margaret. I hope you had a blessed Christmans.
You’re welcome. Christ is Born!
It’s high time to “pray away” this Pope. Pray for the end of this disastruous pontificate!
Bertagoglio is carefully dismantling the “infallibility” of the papacy, by “devolving” it to regional Bishop’s conferences. His successor, if any, and if any good, will find he no longer commands Primacy among either bishops or faithful because Pope Francis has “done a job” on the papacy the way Barry Sotero has “done a job” on the US Constitution. Satan and the NWO want the facade of the church and a figurehead pope; this will convince most people that “nothing has changed”. This is what the great Apostasy is –Malachi Martin said this; those who are apostates don’t realise they are, compromise has eaten away their faith inch by inch.
Maybe the crazy Filipina lady will tackle Pope Francis at Christmas Mass and break his hip.
No — I think he’s under the Devil’s protection. We won’t be rid of him until Divine intervention or his natural death.
Excuse me, but the devil doesn’t protect anybody.
I think demons will “help” their clients if called on, most professional magicians do this
Not true. His protection is nothing compared to God’s power though
Sorry, but I don’t buy it. The “protection” of the Enemy is slavery.
Psalm 26:. The Lord is the protector of my life; of whom shall
I be afraid?
Okay. Maybe protection isn’t the right word. But the Enemy does put hedges around his servants and tools in order to carry out his aims and keep them from being removed, neutralized or destroyed too early.
Yes he does, to the extent God allows. Think Hitler amazingly surviving that bomb- assassination attempt by several of his top officers .
Sorry, but in the book of Job, the devil goes before God and asks Him if he can afflict Job. God allows the Enemy to afflict him, but only up to a point. God is the One protecting Job; the evil one does only what God allows and then no further. Re Hitler surviving various assassination attempts: Every man, woman and child on earth, whether Catholic, pagan or anywhere in between, has a Guardian Angel, and that includes him. So please don’t attribute the action of his Guardian Angel to the evil one. God allowed Hitler a certain amount of time on earth and that was it. He’s already been judged and condemned (unless he truly repented, which objectively speaking, was highly unlikely given his character).
What’s the process for the lay people to have Bergoglio step down and stand down?
Prayer and fasting.
Well I just thought there might be a canonical way for him to step down gracefully, or he can wait for the Italians to launch him into the Tiber.
Yes, there’s no reason why the Romans can’t just run him out of town, like what happened to the heretic Nestorius.
Nestorius was the patriarch the Constantinople, not Rome.
Trivia tidbit: The Third Ecumenical Council at Ephesus was convened when a layman publicly shouted: “THAT IS HERESY!” to Nestorius in the Cathedral in Constantinople. So a dogmatic council of the Church came about because ONE layman publicly spoke up. No one knows his real name but he is given the name Theophilus – the friend of God – for defending the Divine Maternity of Our Lady.
So every time you say the Angelical Salutation, remember “Theophilus”.
Btw, tomorrow in our Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Dec. 26th) is the Feast of the Synaxis of the Mother of God, which is to honor Her Divine Maternity and Perpetual Virginity.
(We celebrate St. Stephen the Protomartyr on the 27th.)
Very interesting information Margaret, thanks.
You’re welcome. Christ is Born!
I forget where I read it but I read that it is usually the laity that solve the problems like this.
As well as the spiritual powers of prayer and fasting, God gave the laity the POWER of the PURSE.
We can refuse to support parishes where priests are modernist.
We can research Charities endorsed by the Bishop’s conferences which give funds to anti-Catholic causes and refuse to support to them.
“Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”
Or what happened to Anaceltus II through the efforts of Sts. Bernard and Norbert.
Nope. But I feel your pain 🙂
Just what is it about Francis that makes so many men afraid? Francis is a card carrying masonic lodge member. He is a puppet. He has to follow orders or he’ll be the receipient of the same treatment John Paul I got. Stalin, Hitler, Mao: they all were lodge members. They followed orders. They destroyed their own people and started wars. That is what their handlers want. For Francis the assignment is a bit different. He has to make heterodoxy appear to be Catholic doctrine to the simple uneducated Catholics and push the Catholics loyal to Christ out of the Church through schism or excommunication. He is ruthless and so are his handlers. They will stop at nothing to destroy the Church. The people who work for him understand who they are working for. That is why they are afraid – for their very lives – and why they will not talk to the press. It could be a death sentence.