Bergoglio Attacks “Restorationism”

In an interview with various Jesuit magazines, Bergoglio said that the current problem in the Church is “precisely the non-acceptance of the [Second Vatican] Council.” He singled out the United States as the hotbed of “restorationism,” as he called it. He even said that some of the restorationists actually consider the Council of Trent more important than the Second Vatican Council. (Imagine!)

This reminds me of the Emperor Nero who himself set fire to Rome, in the opinion of many historians, in order to build his Golden House, next to the Coliseum.

As the story goes, he fiddled while Rome burned. Then fearful that he would be accused of having set the fire, he decided to blame the setting of the fire on the Christians, then a tiny group in Rome, and put many of them to death, including St. Peter and St. Paul.

By analogy, Rome is burning, that is, the entire Church is collapsing from the point of view of the Catholic faith of the clergy and the people. It is in shambles. Yet the problem is not Vatican II. No. The problem is the restorationists! [1]

Who set the fire? The Modernists. The Church was doing fine under Pius XII. Since Vatican II, it has been reduced to rubble in every aspect of its existence, and shows itself to be a dying organization. Is Vatican II the cause? Of course not. For Bergoglio, what we need is more Vatican II, and that will solve the problem.

[1] They comprise perhaps 1 or 2 percent of the entire population which calls itself Catholic.

Pride Month

Last month we had to endure the so called “Pride Month” in which persons who are addicted to the sin of sodomy, or who are inclined to it, take pride in what is a serious disorder.

The inclination to perform unnatural sex acts is a serious disorder because it provides a penchant in someone to perform, and indeed become addicted to, very serious mortal sins.

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There has been much talk about censorship recently, and the conservative side has taken a strong position against it.

In reality, however, censorship of error is not only good, but necessary. Governments which defended traditional morals and ways of life always used censorship to repress the leftist, socialist, and communist propaganda. This was especially true in the nineteenth century.

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Yet Another Heresy From Heresy-Mouth

Bergoglio gives a reflection on the communion of saints, which is, of course a dogma of the Catholic Faith. So we are definitely in the area of heresy here. He says that the communion of saints is the Church, but gives it an unheard of meaning: “The Church is the community of saved sinners. It’s beautiful, this definition. No one can exclude themselves [sic] from the Church, we are all saved sinners.”

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Bergoglio Calls Adhering to Tradition a Perversion

On February 2nd, Bergoglio said this in a homily: “We cannot pretend not to see these signs and continue as if nothing had happened, repeating the same old things, dragging ourselves through inertia into the forms of the past, paralyzed by fear of change. I have said it many times: today, the temptation to go backwards, out of security, out of fear, to preserve the faith, to preserve the founding charism… It is a temptation. The temptation to go backwards and preserve “traditions” with rigidity. Let’s get this straight: rigidity is a perversion, and underneath all rigidity there are serious problems.”

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January 6th

Much ado was made by the leftists about the events of January 6th of last year. They shuddered for indignation. What a terrible crime that the Right committed!

Let it be said first that it was not at all a good idea that the demonstrators enter the Capitol building. It was far worse that some of them actually stole things that belonged to the members of Congress. Such acts did absolutely no good for the cause of protesting the probable election fraud that took place in November. Indeed, the whole event played into the hands of the Left.

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The Pre-1955 Holy Week

Annibale Bugnini

As our people know, we reject the use of the new Holy Week rites which were designed by the freemason and archmodernist Annibale Bugnini, and, sadly, approved for use by Pope Pius XII.

We receive a good deal of heat for rejecting rites which were approved by a real pope. The reasons, however, are obvious. The Modernists planned the New Mass from the time of Benedict XV. They worked very gradually and quietly, step by step, spoon-feeding the hierarchy, clergy, and lay people with the implementation of minor but very significant changes.

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The Church and Politics

In recent issues of the Seminary newsletter, I commented on the political situation in our country; in doing so I was careful to point out that these were my thoughts merely as a private American citizen.

Although the Church favors the union of Church and State, and actually condemns the separation of the two, nonetheless Church and State are two distinct entities each of which has its own object of activity and its own ends. The Church exists to further the eternal salvation of the human race. The State exists to further the temporal good of its subjects. But since man’s body and soul are united, so also Church and State should be united, each, however, respecting the other’s proper sphere of activity.

For this reason, the Church should be silent about what concerns purely national policy, such as taxation, tariffs, health insurance, etc., whether or not its prelates agree with the prudence of these measures.

The Church should aid the State in whatever way it can, for example, by the operation of schools and charitable organizations. The Church also helps the State by maintaining a high standard of morality among the citizens, which is the strength of any nation. (For this reason, the filth of the Novus Ordo clergy is a flagrant scandal of bad example and of the corruption of the morality of the people).

The State should be of assistance to the Church by not interfering in its internal affairs, and permitting it to accomplish its work with ease.

The only time that the Church needs to address politics is if there is a question of morality. If the civil law is permitting actions which are seriously immoral, then something must be said publicly. For example, Cardinal Faulhaber, during the 1930’s in Germany, publicly denounced the Third Reich’s policy of sterilizing people who were mentally or physically disabled. He was successful in overturning this policy.

So the Catholic Church today should be condemning abortion, birth control, unnatural sex acts, pornography, socialism, euthanasia, divorce, and many other moral aberrations of modern life.

These condemnations should be unceasing, until the immorality disappears. If there were a truly Catholic episcopate, none of these deviations from truth and morality would survive with the public approval of law.

The Novus Ordo clergy, however, on the whole have taken a very blasé attitude toward these moral irregularities. The result is that we have a nation in severe moral decline, which, historically, leads to conquest by one’s enemies. St. Augustine said that the cause of the fall of the Roman Empire was the immorality of its population.

So maybe we should start learning Chinese.