Friday, August 11, 2017

Pray for Trump that the Prophecy of the Hermit of Loreto come True and Pray for Pope Francis's Conversion


It is sad to say, but in terms of policy and actions, President Trump is by a wide margin more pro-life and pro-family than Pope Francis.
 
(Read lifesitenews.com or my website for the evidence.)

It is just that so many faithful Catholics who love Christ's Church are angry because of the undeniable distorting of Church teachings by Pope Francis and his appointees.
We can use that anger to motivate us to pray and trust God, present the truth of Catholicism by our life & words, expose error, ask that the error be corrected, but most of all pray that we love our family and our neighbor.
Or we can make our anger the center of the universe not trusting that God is the center of the universe.

He is allowing this crisis and is in total control allowing Francis’s free will and our free will in the mix.

As a great priest and exorist said:

The devil wants our focus to be anything, but God. We love our family, our friends and the Church for the sake of God. If we do this we will love them as we should, be at peace and bear fruit for His Kingdom and them.
Remember this when we pray for the Pope or expose his errors and be reminded of what St. Thomas Aquinas said of St. Paul’s rebuke of St. Peter:
-“The manner of the rebuke was fitting, i.e., public and plain."
-'The Apostle opposed Peter in the exercise of authority, not in his authority of ruling.”

In other words, do it God's way.
Pray and ask others to pray for Pope Francis's conversion from the many errors he is spreading and that the Dubia Cardinals issue the correction and correct Francis as St. Paul corrected St. Peter for the good of the Church and the Pope.
Pray the rosary, the Hail Mary and do penance as Our Lady of Fatima requested for these intentions, but most of all to love & adore God first, and love our family, neighbors and the Church for God's sake.
 
Most importantly, keep President Trump in your prayers and penances because the hatred of the world and the devil that is usually directed at pro-life/family popes is targeting him. Pray that God protect the President and give him wisdom especially not to say dumb things.


According to Father Giacomo Capoverdi on YouTube in the 1980's the "Hermit of Loerto (the author of the Pieta Prayer Book)" made the prophecy that Donald Trump would bring the USA back to God.

Four decades ago, Fr. Capoverdi in astonishment said you mean the playboy. The Hermit said yes.

Pray that the President is given the grace and wisdom to bring America back to God.
Remember that the great catholic cultural historian Christopher Dawson said history is often changed more by saintly Catholics praying than the so-called great men of history.

The following article is posted with the permission of the author James Larson:
The Immaculate Heart of Mary, The Rosary, and The Survival of Our Faith
The rosary, because of its structural content, is something that requires a certain time set aside for its proper recitation. It is clearly the will of God and of Mary that it be part of every person’s daily prayer life. It is the basis of our spiritual childhood lived within Mary’s Immaculate Heart.

It is my belief, however, that especially in these times of virtual universal disorientation and distress, the structured rosary, while indeed being the foundation of our personal prayer life, requires much more in order that such spiritual childhood be protected throughout the day. The rosary itself requires less than one-half hour. If this is all we do, then the rest of the day may well be surrendered almost entirely to forces which seek our spiritual death.

The Hail Mary, on the other hand, takes only about fifteen seconds. There is almost no limitation to the situations and times in which it can be prayed, even in the midst of the most worldly activity; in situations of temptation, anger, doubt, confusion, or even despair; and, especially valuable, as we are falling into sleep. Even if there is only time to pray “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee”, this provides a powerful means by which we may be affectively drawn into Our Lady’s Heart as her spiritual children. It is in itself, when said in the humble spirit of a simple moment of offering one’s own heart to Our Lady, a most profound act of love and consecration which flees from the world in order to take refuge in Mary’s certain and protecting faith.

Our Lord instructs us that we are “always to pray, and not to faint [lose heart]”. He further makes it quite clear that it is this heart which must be maintained if there is to be any faith upon His return (Luke 18:1-8). For us to truly take this seriously, we must first fully admit that we are extraordinarily vulnerable children who, especially in the overwhelming spiritual crisis of our time, must find refuge in Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, or perish. The rosary, and especially the frequent praying of the Hail Mary, is the gift from Our Lady to secure us in this certainty of faith.

To Release Love

In his encyclical The Christian Meaning of Human Suffering, Pope John Paul II wrote that “suffering is present in the world in order to release love”. This is a statement that has haunted me for the past 31 years. It has become a principle necessary for my understanding of the crucifixion of the Church which I have witnessed occurring over the past 35 years since my conversion. It has pursued me in my own life, and especially in my children who I have watched grow from the innocence of childhood into being subjected as adults to the crucible of suffering which is this modern Christ-hating world.

It was Blessed Simeon who prophesied to Mary that “thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed”. This verbal image of Mary’s pierced heart calls to mind the artistic representation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, pierced by a sword and releasing the flame of love towards Christ, and towards all men and women created in His Image. The spiritual maternity of Mary is, in its most profound essence, the transforming of human pain and suffering into the light and life of Christ. When, through the praying of the Hail Mary, we place ourselves and those we love within Her Heart, we are therefore exercising the supreme mercy towards souls for the glorification of God.

The Rosary and the Hail Mary are not therefore primarily about focusing on our own personal sanctification, but rather about striking the fire of love upon the flint of our hearts hardened by the effects of original and actual sin. If it be true, according to Christ’s words, that we must die to self in order to gain self, then it must be equally true that in our prayer life it is in loving God and praying for souls that we are meant to be perfected in that love which cannot help but be our sanctification. If our prayers are beset by dullness it is most likely because they are, at least secretly, turned inwards primarily towards ourselves.
Focusing on self-love, even in the virtuous cause of self-sanctification, inevitably leads to the torpidity of spirit which is possibly the most constant effect of original sin upon our minds and hearts. Interiorly, we are all dull unless our hearts erupt into love.

This is why the “other half” of the Fatima message concerns the necessity of reparation. We tend to conceive of the Catholic concept of reparation only in terms of “making reparation” for offenses committed against God. But the term reparation is a relational term. Reparation is therefore primarily concerned with the militant effort to “repair” souls to God. This is the most profound way in which we glorify God and make “reparation” for the offenses committed against Him.

The Rosary and Hail Mary are therefore prayers of “repair” not only for ourselves, but for others. And since our own hearts are most easily moved out of dullness not only by our own personal suffering but by the sufferings of those we love (our spouses, children, friends, and the whole suffering Church and world), then the Rosary and Hail Mary prayed for those we love should be the means by which our hearts are set afire. It is in this fire that our hearts become one with Mary, and through her to Jesus: “I am come to cast fire on the earth: and what will I, but that it be kindled?” (Luke 12: 49).

The Rosary is a violent prayer, demanding a violent love. Our Lord said that “the Kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent bear it away”. Such a concept may indeed come as a shock to those who envision the Rosary as a prayer predominantly consisting of peaceful meditations and gentle consolations. If, however, St. Dominic is correct in considering that it is through the Scapular (consecration to Mary) and the Rosary that the world will be saved, then we should be willing to seriously consider that these devotions necessitate the violence and “fire” of which Our Lord speaks.

The nature of this “violence” is unraveled by Our Lord in that same parable which contains the two passages we have already examined concerning prayer and its relation to the question of Our Lord as to whether there will be any faith left when He returns:

"And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to faint, saying: There was a judge in a certain city who feared not God, nor regarded man. And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary. And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within himself: Although I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me. And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith. And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night: and will he have patience in their regard? I say to you, that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?"

We need to penetrate to the spirit of this passage if we are to understand Our Lord’s demand that we “always pray” and not lose heart, and the connection which this fervent and persistent prayer bears to the survival of faith.

The widow who is the object of this parable is clearly operating almost totally in the realm of passion – of vehement anger and vengefulness. Obviously, when considering what Christ is trying here to impart to his listeners, this is a metaphor for spiritual realities. We see this sort of figure of speech used often in scripture, as for instance when scripture speaks of God’s anger. God is not subject to sensible passions. The word “anger” is thus used as a metaphor for His judgment and chastisement. All the violent language used in this passage is therefore constituted as a parable signifying those “elect” who will retain their faith because they “cry to Him day and night”.

There is, however, another great distinction to be made between the widow and the “elect”. The widow’s cry comes naturally. She is consumed by passion, and her vengefulness consumes her night and day. She does not have to labor to make this thing come alive in her heart. This is not true of the “cry” of the elect.

The Rosary and Hail Mary are a cry of the will. They may sometimes be accompanied by sentiment or passion, but this certainly is not the norm, nor does it provide sufficient motivation for the “praying always’ commanded by Our Lord. In order for them to become habitual, we must make a very conscious commitment to militantly praying “day and night”. It is not enough therefore to sit back and rest in the fact that we “say” our daily Rosary. We must strive with all our heart to correspond with the unceasing love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This, I believe, can be accomplished by the constant effort to extend our daily Rosary throughout the day by the frequent praying of the Hail Mary. It is a work of love.

"Pray, pray a great deal and make many sacrifices, for many souls
go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and to pray for them
.”
Our Lady of Fatima (Aug 17, 1917)
James Larson

(Click to read Larson's whole article: http://www.waragainstbeing.com/node/59)




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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Pope Francis, Intrinsically Evil Acts, Haring and the Collapse of Catholic & Western Civilization

Fr. Edmundus Waldstein, O. Cist., at sancrucensis.wordpress.com, reported why Pope Francis praised dissenter Fr. Bernard Haring who promoted allowing intrinsically evil acts:

"In a discussion with the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, the Holy Father praised Fr. Bernard Haring for having helped overcome a decadent scholastic moral theology that had been fixated on negative commandments, and opened up a way for moral theology to flourish. Now, Haring’s moral theology is a great example of what it might mean to begin processes as opposed to occupying spaces." (Dubia and Initiating Processes, December 7, 2016, sancrucensis.wordpress.com)

Amoris Laetitia supporter Jeff Mirus in a March 7, 2017 article for Catholic Culture.com said anyone who would praise Haring "as one of the first to give Catholic moral theology new life in the twentieth century must be ignorant, confused, or subversive."

In the beginning of the post, titled "Pope Francis and Bernard Haring: The literally infernal cheek of dissent," Mirus said:

"Pope Francis praised...Fr. Bernard Haring, for being one of the first to try to revive an ailing moral theology following the Second Vatican Council."

The article presented some of the moral theologian's dissenting heretical teachings:

"In his 1973 book Medical Ethics Haring defended sterilization, contraception and artificial insemination...According to Haring, under difficult circumstances, we may engage in a process of discernment which leads to the commission of intrinsically evil acts."

The Kasper proposal agenda which became Amoris Laetitia is in significant segments about allowing intrinsically evil acts such as adultery and implicitly homosexuality. Fr. Z said at his website on April 16, 2016:

"'Homosexuality' was the bigger issue with the Kasperites... This is still the Kasperite strategy."

The Kasper agenda and Amoris Laetitia's unavoidable logic is:

It follows that if unrepentant adulterers can receive Holy Communion, then unrepentant homosexuals can receive the Eucharist, too.

The bigger agenda of Cardinal Kasper and Haring (besides allowing intrinsically evil acts), which Francis probably doesn't understand, is a Hegelian philosophic idealistic subjective metaphysics of historical becoming which denies the eternal and/or objective truths of the Classical Greek/Thomistic metaphysics of being.

Waldstein, O. Cist., explains:

"This is a soft version of certain strands of modern historicism, indebted to Hegel. Having abandoned nature, and an objective teleological order, Hegel and some of his followers give to history a role analogous to that played by nature in classical philosophy.... Haring is proposing something similar for the life of the Church."

"I call this sort of historicism “soft” since its proponents would not all be willing to affirm the dark core of Hegel’s account of the good. But by adopting historicist terms they tend to draw conclusions that imply the basically subjectivist, modern account of the good, and the account of freedom that follows from it. Thomas Stark has shown how these problems play out in the theology of Cardinal Kasper." [https://sancrucensis.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/dubia-and-initiating-processes/#more-5361

The Classical Greek/Thomistic philosophy of being or objective truth and Revelation is the basis of all Catholic infallible doctrinal and moral teachings as well as the basis of Western Civilization and offshoots of it such as charity, objective universal human rights and science.

Thomas Woods in the book "How the Catholic Church Build Western Civilization" explains in detail why and how the Church and Classical Greek/Thomistic philosophy alone guarantee sound objective moral teachings and a civilization that brings about charity, human rights and science.

If intrinsically evil acts are allowed through a denial of objective truth and objective Revelation to become the norm in our culture, then not only does Catholic doctrinal and moral teachings collapse, but Western Civilization, also, collapses.

Prayer for Conversion of Pope Francis

Jesus said to St. Faustina:

"When you say this prayer with a contrite heart and with faith... I will give the grace of conversion."

 This is the prayer:

"O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You." (Divine Mercy Diary 186, 187)

Say this prayer every day for the general intention of the conversion of Pope Francis and that the courage of St. Paul be given to the dubia Cardinals.

The specific intention of the prayer is for Francis to answer the dubia questions of the four Cardinals. If he doesn't answer soon then may a torrent of grace give the dubia Cardinals the courage to issue the correction.

In no way do I mean this request for prayer to dishonor Pope Francis. I do not want to commit the sin of railing.

I honor the Office of Peter that he holds.

St. Paul honored St. Peter, but when he clearly witnessed Peter manifesting error and confusion on the infallible teachings of the Church by his actions & words, he "rebuked" or corrected him for the good of the first Pope and the Church.

As in the time of Paul, it is now very clear that Francis is manifesting error and confusion on the infallible teachings of the Church by his actions & words.

In this website, I have tried to present the evidence in a straight forward manner without polemics although sometimes I implicitly used humor.

I may have used and I have quoted others who used a tone that could be considered harsh, but not, I believe, different from the tone Paul used on Peter.

Please read the posts in this website for clear evidence of Pope Francis's errors.

Please remember what a great priest in our present troubled time said:

We get the leaders we deserve. What have we done to preserve the Catholic faith? Have we prayed and practiced our Catholic life? Or do we just talk about it? In that case we get what we deserve.

Please pray and practice your Catholic faith for your sake, for your family and friends sake and for the Church.

Pray especially for Francis and Cardinal Burke & the dubia Cardinals.

The most reliable Vatican expert in the world Edward Pentin reported on why it is of the upmost importance to pray for the Pope:

"Whatever the exact truth behind the lurid and disturbing story, it has further exposed such gravely sinful behavior taking place in the Vatican that one senior member of the curia says has 'never been worse.'”
"According to reports in the mainstream media, Vatican police broke up a drug-fueled homosexual debauched party in an apartment of the Holy Office, but how true is it?"

"The news first broke in a June 28 article in Il Fatto Quotidiano..."

"The article’s author, Francesco Antonio Grana, says Pope Francis, whose Santa Marta residence is just 500 yards from the Holy Office, was aware of the raid and knew of the monsignor’s capture..."
"In the meantime, a reliable senior member of the curia has told the Register that he has heard from “multiple sources” that the story is true, including from another senior curial figure."

"He said the extent of homosexual practice in the Vatican has 'never been worse...'”

"The precise details of the reported events in the CDF therefore remain open to question, but the substance of the story appears to be true. If so, many would find such behavior taking place in the Holy Office not only unconscionable but also highly sacrilegious..."

"In light of the latest scandal and the current situation, one former official urged readers to recall the warnings of the Lord on homosexual acts, especially between priests, as explained by St. Catherine of Siena in her Dialogues written as if dictated by God Himself."

"The medieval mystic, co-patron of Rome and Doctor of the Church, relayed the words at a time when a number of clergy had fallen into grave sin."

"Such priests, the Lord told St. Catherine, not only fail from resisting their fallen nature, 'but do even worse as they commit the cursed sin against nature [homosexual acts].'”

“'Like the blind and stupid having dimmed the light of the understanding, they do not recognize the disease and misery in which they find themselves,' the Lord continued, adding that it not only causes God 'nausea, but displeases even the demons themselves, whom these miserable creatures have chosen as their lords.'”

"He added that 'this sin against nature is so abominable that, for it alone, five cities were submersed, by virtue of the judgement of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear them.' The Lord told St. Catherine that even the demons are 'repulsed upon seeing such an enormous sin being committed.'”

"As a remedy, St. Catherine recounted the Lord saying:
'Never cease offering me the incense of fragrant prayers for the salvation of souls, for I want to be merciful to the world. With your prayers and sweat and tears, I will wash the face of my bride, Holy Church. I showed her to you earlier as a maiden whose face was all dirtied as if she were a leper. The clergy and the whole of Christianity are to blame for this because of their sins, though they receive their nourishment at the breast of this bride.'”  
(Click for complete July 8th, 2017 National Catholic Register article by Edward Pentin: http://m.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/the-drug-fueled-homosexual-scandal-allegations-at-the-holy-office#.WWELJXNlAwi)

Jesus have mercy on the Church.

Mary and Joseph pray for the Church.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Prayer for Conversion of Pope Francis

Say a Hail Mary to Our Lady of Fatima every day for the general intention of the conversion of Pope Francis and that the courage of St. Paul be given to the dubia Cardinals.

The specific intention of the prayer is for Francis to answer the dubia questions of the four Cardinals. If he doesn't answer soon then may a torrent of grace give the dubia Cardinals the courage to issue the correction.

In no way do I mean this request for prayer to dishonor Pope Francis. I do not want to commit the sin of railing.

I honor the Office of Peter that he holds.

St. Paul honored St. Peter, but when he clearly witnessed Peter manifesting error and confusion on the infallible teachings of the Church by his actions & words, he "rebuked" or corrected him for the good of the first Pope and the Church.

As in the time of Paul, it is now very clear that Francis is manifesting error and confusion on the infallible teachings of the Church by his actions & words.

In this website, I have tried to present the evidence in a straight forward manner without polemics although sometimes I implicitly used humor.

I may have used and I have quoted others who used a tone that could be considered harsh, but not, I believe, different from the tone Paul used on Peter.

Please read the posts in this website for clear evidence of Pope Francis's errors.

Please remember what a great priest in our present troubled time said:

We get the leaders we deserve. What have we done to preserve the Catholic faith? Have we prayed and practiced our Catholic life? Or do we just talk about it? In that case we get what we deserve.

Please pray and practice your Catholic faith for your sake, for your family and friends sake and for the Church.

Pray especially for Francis and Cardinal Burke & the dubia Cardinals.

The most reliable Vatican expert in the world Edward Pentin reported on why it is of the upmost importance to pray for the Pope:

"Whatever the exact truth behind the lurid and disturbing story, it has further exposed such gravely sinful behavior taking place in the Vatican that one senior member of the curia says has 'never been worse.'”

"According to reports in the mainstream media, Vatican police broke up a drug-fueled homosexual debauched party in an apartment of the Holy Office, but how true is it?"

"The news first broke in a June 28 article in Il Fatto Quotidiano..."

"The article’s author, Francesco Antonio Grana, says Pope Francis, whose Santa Marta residence is just 500 yards from the Holy Office, was aware of the raid and knew of the monsignor’s capture..."

"In the meantime, a reliable senior member of the curia has told the Register that he has heard from “multiple sources” that the story is true, including from another senior curial figure."

"He said the extent of homosexual practice in the Vatican has 'never been worse...'”

"The precise details of the reported events in the CDF therefore remain open to question, but the substance of the story appears to be true. If so, many would find such behavior taking place in the Holy Office not only unconscionable but also highly sacrilegious..."

"In light of the latest scandal and the current situation, one former official urged readers to recall the warnings of the Lord on homosexual acts, especially between priests, as explained by St. Catherine of Siena in her Dialogues written as if dictated by God Himself."

"The medieval mystic, co-patron of Rome and Doctor of the Church, relayed the words at a time when a number of clergy had fallen into grave sin."

"Such priests, the Lord told St. Catherine, not only fail from resisting their fallen nature, 'but do even worse as they commit the cursed sin against nature [homosexual acts].'”

“'Like the blind and stupid having dimmed the light of the understanding, they do not recognize the disease and misery in which they find themselves,' the Lord continued, adding that it not only causes God 'nausea, but displeases even the demons themselves, whom these miserable creatures have chosen as their lords.'”

"He added that 'this sin against nature is so abominable that, for it alone, five cities were submersed, by virtue of the judgement of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear them.' The Lord told St. Catherine that even the demons are 'repulsed upon seeing such an enormous sin being committed.'”

"As a remedy, St. Catherine recounted the Lord saying:
'Never cease offering me the incense of fragrant prayers for the salvation of souls, for I want to be merciful to the world. With your prayers and sweat and tears, I will wash the face of my bride, Holy Church. I showed her to you earlier as a maiden whose face was all dirtied as if she were a leper. The clergy and the whole of Christianity are to blame for this because of their sins, though they receive their nourishment at the breast of this bride.'”  
(Click for complete July 8th, 2017 National Catholic Register article by Edward Pentin: http://m.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/the-drug-fueled-homosexual-scandal-allegations-at-the-holy-office#.WWELJXNlAwi)

Jesus have mercy on the Church.

Mary and Joseph pray for the Church.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pope Francis Adviser is Predator's Friend and has a Drug/Gay Orgy Secretary yet has Job Security

-Updated July 5, 2017-

Pope Francis's trusted adviser Cardinal Coccopalmerio's sercetary was arrested for a "drug-based homosexual orgy" in the Vatican.

Life Site News asked why Francis's close adviser Coccopalmerio doesn't get fired instead of Cardinal Gerald Muller.(lifesitenews.com, "A number of cardinals asked Pope Francis to fire Vatican doctrine chief: Jesuit mag," July 3,2017)

Apparently, being loyal to Francis's Amoris Laetitia agenda of Communion to adulterous couples is the best way to have job security with the present pope (is the implication of the pro-life website's article).

Coccopalmerio is a loyal supporter of the Amoris Laetitia agenda.

Francis's trusted adviser, also, put the pope in the position of having to reverse a sex abuse scandal where he placed youths at risk of a known sexual predator because he followed the cardinal's advice. (This Week, "A child abuse scandal is coming for Pope Francis," January 3, 2017)

This Week's Michael Brendan Dougherty said that Coccopalmerio intervened with Francis on behalf of known child sex predator Fr. Mauro Inzoli after Pope Benedict XVI had defrocked him. (lifesitenews.com, "Six cases where the sexual abuse scandal touches Pope Francis," January 25, 2016)

Francis returned Inzoli to the priestly state in 2014 and in 2016 the reinstated priest was convicted of sex abuse, again.

Sex abuse experts Gerard van den Aardweg and Rick Fitzgerald M.D. said:

"In the United States, a member of the hierarchy who deliberately places youth at risk of a known predator is expected to resign." (lifesitenews.com, "Is the pontificate of Francis in the crutches of the gay lobby?," March 6, 2017)

It was reported on June 28 that Francis re-deflocked Inzoli, after placing youths at risk in 2014 by reinstating him to the priestly state following pro-gay Coccopalmerio's advice three years ago.

Francis's pro-gay adviser made more news with Gloria TV.

Gloria TV posted that the Italian paper Il Fatto Quotidano reported that Vatican police arrested a unnamed curial official for involvement in a homosexual drug party:

The Vatican police "disrupted a homosexual drug-party in an... apartment" that "belongs to a monsignor, who was caught in flagrant... Quotidano writes that the cardinal, for whom the monsignor was working, is well over 75. This is only true for two cardinals at the Roman Curia... Cardinal Angelo Amato (79)... and pro-gay Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (79)." (Gloria TV, "Homosexual Vatican Monsignor Arrested: Drugs And Gay Party," June 28, 2017)

It is all over the internet today which of the two Cardinals is the secretary's boss.

Coccopalmerio's office has a drug using gay orgy "flagrant" for a secretary who was reportedly almost about to be appointed a bishop on the recommendation of his boss, the trusted papal adviser to Francis.

What does this say of Coccopalmerio and Francis?









Saturday, June 24, 2017

Is Dictator Maduro's Pope Francis the Real "Hitler's Pope" not Pope Pius XII?

John Cromwell's book "Hitler's Pope" is a disinformation work with the narrative that Pope Pius Xll was pro-Hitler.

Rabbi David Dalin and others have "provided detailed evidence of misquotation, misrepresentation and even malice" in Cromwell's text that slanders Pius who worked against the Nazi regime. (Catholic Herald, "The end of the 'Hitler's Pope myth," March 9, 2017)

Unfortunately, it appears that Pope Francis fits the Cromwell narrative in his apparent propping up of the leftist dictator Nicolas Maduro.

First, we'll do a parody of Wikipedia's summary of "Hitler's Pope" replacing Francis for Pius then show that the facts appear to fit the parody:

The author examines the actions of Pope Francis during the leftist dictatorship era of Nicolas Maduro and explores the charges that he assisted the legitimization of the dictator's regime in Venezuela, through the pursuit of "dialogue" and silence.

He subordinated opposition to the murderous tyranny to the goal of leftist ideology. He farther argued that Francis was anti-capitalist and that this stance prevented him from caring about the brutalized and starving Venezuelan people who protested against the leftist regime.

Francis in "Laudato si" said of the free market economic system that:

"Such an economy kills"

The Pope appears to think that socialist economies such as the Venezuelan system are the model to oppose the free market system.

This may be the reason why Francis is silent about:

- the planning of government snipers to kill peaceful protesters (Miami Herald, "In secret recording Venezuelan general pushes for snipers to control demonstrators," May 18, 2017)

- of at least 70 murders by the dictatorship

-of over 3,000 arrests of demonstrators by the Maduro forces. (The Washington Post, "In Venezuela, prisoners say abuse is so bad they are forced to eat pasta mixed with excrement," June 24, 2017)

Ideology instead of reality may drive the silence.

On April 25, 2017 Caracas Chronicles.com reported:

"The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said this Monday that Venezuela is at risk of a food crisis.

It appears that it is the socialist economy that kills.

It appears ideology not reality may drive the silence of Francis.

Today even the left-leaning Crux, for a moment supported the above narrative saying as "the crisis deepens and the brutalization of the Venezuelan people continues, the curious case of Vatican diplomacy continues. The Pope goes silent."

Fr. Raymond de Souza in the article also wrote:

"As I wrote earlier, lack of clear condemnation by Pope Francis of the Maduro regime, at a time when the local bishops had been courageous, was compromising the credibility of the Holy See's diplomacy. It appeared that leftist Latin American autocrats were immune from the fierce language the Holy Father routinely uses for financiers or arms traders."

However, being true to the leftist tendencies of the website the article retreaded from the above narrative saying "Francis was following a master plan that just needed time to bear fruit." (Crux, "The curious diplomacy in Venezuela," June 24, 2017)

Top exiled Venezuelan freedom leader Professor Carlos Casanova disagrees with Crux about Francis having a master plan against the dictator.

The professor asked the Pope to stop continuously calling for Chamberlain/Hitler-like dialogues as Francis did again on June 5.

The Venezuelan exiled leader said foreign born dictator Maduro's regime had caused a food crisis in the country.

Casanova addressed the following to Francis saying:

"Nazi Germany held dialogues... just to have time to consolidate it's power... Not every use of force is violence. When you have a gang of foreign genocidal maniacs trying to starve a people... you are inciting a very evil form of violence, without perhaps realizing it, just by failure to rightly assess the situation." (Onepeterfive.com, "The Current Destruction of Venezuela & The Role of the Church," June 6, 2017)

The Miami Herald on February 8 said that Francis's dialogue and mediation efforts "legitimized... Maduro, throwing him a lifeline... Pope Francis... stop being an obstacle in restoration of democratic rule in Venezuela." (Miami Herald, "Pope Francis get out of Venezuela. You're only making things worse," February 8, 2017)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Insidious Pope Francis with Bumbling Ivereigh & Walford lead to "Dissolution, Confusion, and Death"

Insidious means to proceed "in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects." (Oxford Dictionary)

Is Pope Francis insidious in bringing about Communions to the those in adulterous "second marriages" through Amoris Laetitia?

The Pope's personally chosen Special Secretary for the synods on marriage and family Archbishop Bruno Forte revealed Francis's "gradual, subtle way" of bringing about adulterous Communions to the website Zonalcale.it:

"If we speak explicitly about communion for the divorced and remarried." Archbishop Forte, reporting on a joke of Pope Francis, "you do not know what a terrible mess we will make. So we won't speak plainly, do it in a way that the premises are there, then I will draw out the conclusions." (Zonalcale.it, May, 3 2016)

Papal biographer and Crux editor Austen Ivereigh and all of Francis's inner circle as well as loyal supporters know that Forte spilled the beans on the Pope's purpose for the synods and Amoris Laetitia.

It is a given that they have to pretend that Forte didn't reveal Francis's insidiousness.

The next step for persons that are not bumblers is to invent a convincing narrative or spin that Catholics could halfway buy.

Instead Francis supporter Ivereigh claims Stephen Walford's article for the Vatican Insider is "irrefutable." (Vatican Insider, "The Magisterium of Pope Francis: His Predecessors Come to His Defence" February 2, 2017)

Walford's central argument is that Amoris Laetitia is a case of papal ordinary magisterium and to deny it's authority is to "call into question the teaching authority of previous popes and the entire fabric of Catholicism."

He claims three great Church theologians "ruled out" that a Pope can teach heresy.

His claim that the great Fr. Francisco Suarez agreed with his thesis is worst than sloppy writing. It is the opposite of the truth.

Suarez taught "it is a given that a pope could be a formal heretic." (Crisis, "Can a Pope be a Heretic?," March 4, 2015)

Scholar James Schall, S.J. said:

"Bellarmine and Suarez considered a de facto possibility of an heretical pope. They granted that the Church would have to depose him if he did not self-declare his heresy." (The Catholic Thing, "On Heretical Popes," November 11, 2014)

Walford said St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Alphonsus Liguori agreed with him.

As Schall's quote shows Bellarmine taught that the possibility of heretical popes could be piously believed despite what the saint personally believed.

As with Bellarmine, Liguori personally believed that popes could not be heretics, but like the former he did not disallow Catholics to believe in the possibility of heretical popes.

Villanova University theologian Jessica Murdoch explains magisterium authority for Walford:

"Responding faithfully to the trans-temporal magisterium of the Church (and not just to the magisterium of one's own time) requires holding in view two other principals of interpretation. First, 'the minor gives way to the major.' Second, the 'one gives way to the many.'.. Thus, Amoris Laetitia cannot supersede the encyclical Veritatis Splendor... One must privilege the harmony of the many pontificates in union with each other, and their unanimity with the Fathers and Doctors of the Church over the one seemingly dissonant voice." (First Things, "Creeping Infallibility," 9-27-16)

The article shows that to disbelieve papal teachings that are dissonant from every single magisterium teaching in the history of the Church is the only way not to "call into question the teaching authority of previous popes and the entire fabric of Catholicism."

Resisting such dissonant papal teachings, as Amoris Laetitia, is the only way not to bring about "dissolution, confusion, and death" into the Church.

In the same article, Murdoch said:

"By contrast, doctrinal evolution in which a new teaching sublates and eliminates the earlier teaching in a quasi-Hegelian fashion breeds dissolution, confusion, and death."




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pope Francis's & Barron's "Love Affair" with Luther's Dung/Grace Heresy & their Denial of Catholic Grace/Justification

Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant movement, believed in the heresy of imputed grace justification.

Luther's image of imputed grace was that man was a pile of dung covered with snow.

Protestant "justification" for him was totally corrupted man being covered by grace and unfree because of his corruption to fulfill the moral law.

Bishop Robert Barron on June 13 wrote Martin Luther is "a mystic of grace" and "the religious movement he launched was 'a love affair.'"

Pope Francis's love affair with Luther's justification heresy goes even farther than Barron who said "I disagree with lots of his ideas."

Francis referring to Luther said:

"Lutherans and Catholics, Protestants, all of us agree on the doctrine of justification. On this point, which is very important, he did not err." (patheos.com/blog/scotticalt, "Pope Francis is Wrong about Luther and Justification," April 5, 2017)

Francis & Barron need to explain what part of man being a pile of dung covered with snow (grace) so corrupt that he isn't free to fulfill the moral law is "not err" and a "love affair" of a "mystic of grace."

Theologian Dr. E. Christian Brugger and First Thing editor Elliott Milco agree that Francis's grace/justification teachings in Amoris Laetitia and his Argentine letter apparently are condemned as heretical by the Council of Trent.

Milco in his article "Francis's Argentine Letter And The Proper Response" counters Francis's idea of grace with the infallible Catholic teaching which says:

Trent's doctrine of infused grace said "that graces truly sanctify and liberates, and that baptized Christians are always free to fulfill the moral law, even when they fail to do so."

Pope Francis is denying the very concept of Catholic sanctifying grace and justification.

This is the greatest material error by any Pope is the entire history of the Church.

It needs to be "loudly and forcefully condemned" or it will lead to apostasy and will destroy the vast majority of Catholicism like it did European Protestantism.

Today, former Congregation for the Doctrine consultor Msgr. Nicola Bux under Pope Benedict XVI told Vatican expert Edward Pentin:

Pope Francis could stem the 'confusion and apostasy"... by 'correcting' his own 'ambiguous and erroneous words and acts." (lifesitenews.com, "Only Pope Francis can end the 'apostasy' his words caused: Italian monsignor," June 21, 2017)


Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Dante's Warning": Burke & Cardinals Remember that "Darkest places in Hell... for... Neutrality in Times of Moral Crisis" says Vatican Expert

Before we get to the Vatican expert statement in this post we need to rehash a previous post:

If Francis or any Pope "formally professed heresy," he would "automatically" cease to be Pope" according to Cardinal Raymond Burke.
(Catholic World Report on December 19, 2016)

On December 23, 2016 Cardinal Walter Brandmuller, one of the four Cardinals of the dubia, said:

"Whoever thinks that persistent adultery and reception of Holy Communion are compatible is a heretic and promotes schism."[https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/dubia-cardinal-anyone-who-opens-communion-to-adulterers-is-a-heretic-and-pr]

What Brandmuller declared is a heretical position is Pope Francis's heretical position unless he corrects the Argentina Bishop Msgr. Macin who he appointed in 2013.

Unless Francis formally corrects the apparent heretical position which Bishop Macin announced is Francis's position he risks correction and could "automatically" cease to be Pope by the judgment of the College of Cardinals according to Burke. (To read the previous post click below.)[http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2016/12/if-kasper-is-right-then-pope-francis.html?m=1]

Rotate Caeli reported:

Macin "publicly announced that according to norms send in a letter 6 months ago by Pope Francis... the... divorced and remarried... (by order of the Pope) To Include Them In Full And Sacramental Communion... in the ceremony. At no point was mention made that those people had taken a vow of chastity... "

"In the same way, communion was given to all those mentioned (some 30 couples)." (Rotate Caeli.com, June 13, 2017, "Breaking: Argentinian Bishop Organizes Special Mass to Give Communion to Adulterous Couples, Cites Pope Francis")

If it is true that the 30 divorced and " remarried" couples have not made a vow of chastity, then the Pope must stop the adulterous Communions.

The Bishop Macin adulterous Communion "ceremony" must be corrected by Pope Francis or the four Cardinals must issue the correction to the Pope if there is no vow of chastity involved with the "ceremony." (Life Site News has confirmed the Rotate Caeli report.)

The moral crisis, and "doctrinal anarchy" as Vatican expert Edward Pentin wrote of yesterday, in the Church caused by Francis has reached the point where all faithful Catholics must plea that Cardinal Burke and the four Cardinals issue the correction.

That is the purpose of this post.

A Vatican expert who has met Pope Francis and wishes to remain anonymous gave the Catholic Monitor a impassioned statement to this purpose saying:

"Raymond Burke is the epitome of humility, holiness and brilliance."

"I love Cardinal Burke, but I've run out of patience. I am in the spitting nails mood after the latest Pontifical Academy for Life abortion advocate appointment."

This impassioned statement is titled End the Bergoglio Borgata:

The persistent silence of the College of Cardinals and the Bishops signifies their cowardice and neutrality. They invoke omerta in the face of the Bergoglio Borgata which has knee-capped the Catholic Church, decimating it with modernism and secular populism.  The Cardinals seemingly choke with fear as Francis supplants the Magisterium with his own doctrinal brand of liberation theology. They watch silently as he guts the FFI, the Knights of Malta, the Pontifical Academies, and stacks the  College of Cardinals with his liberal lackeys to ensure that Francis minions dominate the Chair of Peter for generations.

How often have we heard cardinals, bishops and priests whisper, 'we will wait Francis out, he is old, and has only one lung.' 

How’s that strategy working? 

How much more destruction are you willing to endure, silently watching, remaining neutral in this time of moral crisis in the Catholic Church?

Remember the words of St. Cajetan, “you must resist the Pope who openly destroys the Church.” 

While the clerics sit on the sidelines, the laity is not content to watch Rome burn during this papacy, knowing that the true scandal is not the vociferous criticism of Francis; the real scandal is the papacy of Jorge Bergoglio and the complicit silence of the hierarchy.

And, questions persist about the hierarchy.

Is there a real man left in the Vatican to speak up and save Holy Mother Church from this disastrous papacy ? 

Is it too much to ask you to lay down your riches, titles, and honor, at the end of your earthly lives, for Holy Mother Church? 

Are you content to be made a laughingstock with your Dubia Demand which goes ignored and unanswered for nearly 9 months? 

Are there any men in the College of Cardinals left who are willing to fight for Holy Mother Church, like the legions of men in the traditional Catholic blogoshere?

Knowing that the St. Gallen Mafia plotted and schemed the spurious election of Bergoglio, why would you, Cardinals passively condone his scandalous appointments, his heretical pronouncements, and his tyrannical firings, without speaking out in united protest? 

It’s time to break the code of silence.  ‘Show up Time’ has long past. Time to put on your big boy pants and blow the lid off this modernist and heretical papacy. The Resistance is upon us.

What does the Resistance look like? 

The Rome Midnight Poster Brigade was a good first start.

The Dubia Demand offered hope and clarity, but unanswered remains a hollow threat. 

Creativity, bravery, and prayer are required to launch an offensive to SAVE OUR CHURCH.

Bergoglio is increasingly vulnerable, exposed, and obviously flawed. The time is long over to stop protecting this papal wrecking ball who scandalizes the faithful every time he opens his mouth. 

Who could forget the merciful Francis who haughtily chastised Cardinal Mueller, “I am the Pope, I don’t have to give you reasons for firing your 3 best priests at the CDF.”  Hardly the  conciliatory and humble words of a man who espouses dialogue and consultation.  As Aesop cautioned, “any excuse will serve a tyrant.” 

Time to shed the comfort of your mitre, your title, and your coat of arms. 

Have you forgotten that Dante warned that “the darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis?” 

In the words of St Catherine of Siena, “Proclaim the truth and don’t be silent through fear.”

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Top Venezuelan: Pope Francis Stop "Inciting... Evil" by "Communists" with call for Hitler/Chamberlain-like "Dialogue""

Exiled top Venezuelan freedom leader Professor Carlos Casanova fled the country after he "received warnings and threats" from the leftist government.

He is pleading with Pope Francis to stop propping up the leftist tyranny.
(Onepeterfive.com, "The Current Destruction of Venezuela & The Role of the Church" by Carlos A. Casanova, June 6, 2017)

In the article for Onepeterfive.com, Professor Casanova explained in detail how the Chamberlain/Hitler-like dialogues that Pope Francis keeps calling for, and again called for on June, 5, are keeping the Colombian born tyrant and his regime in power.

Foreign born dictator Maduro's government is starving the poor people of Venezuela to the point that they are eating rats said the professor.

Casanova, hoping to save his country, wrote:

"I address the following to Pope Francis:"

"Totalitarian movements use dialogue just as an excuse to disarm the adversary, and only when they feel weak. Nazi Germany held dialogues... just to have time to consolidate its power... Once Hitler felt strong, he did not dialogue. The Communists in Venezuela do the same... The people of Venezuela have the right to legitimate self-defense."

"Not every use of force is violence. When you have a gang of foreign genocidal maniacs trying to starve a people to death... you are inciting a very evil form of violence, perhaps without realizing it, just by the failure to rightly assess the situation."

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pope Francis and Nihilism

Does Pope Francis believe that there is no "possibility of an objective basis for truth" and that there is no objective meaning or reality? (Dictionary.com definitions of nihilism)

The nihilist Michel de Certeau believed in all of the above.

The present Pope considers him the most eminent modern theologian. Francis said:

"For me, de Certeau is still the greatest theologian for today." (onepeterfive.com, March 8, 2016, "Pope Francis Reveals His Mind to Private Audience")

De Certeau in his greatest book "Heterologies" said:

"It is not Mr. Foucault who is making fun of domains of knowledge... It is history that is laughing at them. It plays tricks on the teleologists who take themselves to be the lieutenants of meaning. A meaninglessness of history." ("Heterologogies," Pages 195-196)

Historian Keith Windschuttle shows that the Pope's favorite modern theologian is a radical who thinks that there is no outside reality. Windschuttle wrote:

"Of all the French theorists... de Certeau is the most radical. He is critical of the poststructuralist Foucault for his use of documentary evidence and of Derrida for the way he privileges the practice of writing. For de Certeau, writing is a form of oppression... he argues... writing itself constitutes the act of colonisation..."

"Like both structuralist and poststructuralist theorists, de Certeau subscribes to the thesis that we have access only to our language and not to any real, outside world..."

"De Certeau claims that writing can never be objective. Its status is no different from that of fiction. So, because history is a form of writing, all history is also fiction." ("The Killing of History," Pages 31-34)

By Francis's greatest modern theologian's logic then Jesus Christ, true God and true man, who walked the earth during the reign of Pontius Pilate is fiction.

The central doctrine of Catholism, the Incarnation, is fiction.

Post Structuralists like de Certeau, more widely known as Postmodernists, believe all reality is fiction or "narrative."

They change the "narrative" or story usually to compile with their leftist or liberal views on politics, sexual morality or whatever their pet project happens to be.

They rarely use scholarship to backup their "narrative" point of view, only mind numbing long confusing writing that obscures instead of clarifying.

The Postmodernists in the media are one exception to the obscurantism of non-clarity.

Their "narratives" are clear and well written, but again rarely is there scholarship or strong evidence to backup their stories. They use spin to obscure.

Media spin "narrative" is "news and information that is manipulated or slanted to affect its interpretation and influence public opinion." (Dictionary.com)

They usually use their "narratives" in history, news, the Bible and any writing as a vehicle to promote their ideological ideas.

With that background, here is the Pope's favorite theologian's central religious ideas. The de Certeau Scholar Johannes Hoff wrote:

"According to this new approach to the Biblical narrative, the focal event of Christianity is not the incarnation, the crucifixion, or the resurrection of Christ, but the empty tomb. The Christian form of life is no longer associated with a place, a body, or an institution, but with a quest for a missing body: the missing body of the people of Israel, and mutatis mutandis the missing body of Jesus."
(Article by Johannes Hoff, "Mysticism, Ecclesiology And The Body Christ: Certeau's (Mis-) Reading of Corpus Mystium and the Legacy of Henri de Lubac" Page 87, Titus Brandsma Institute Studies In Spirituality, Supplement 24, "Spiritual Spaces: History and Mysticism in Michel De Certeau")

The nihilist theologian believes that the central truths of Christianity are about "absence" or nonexistence. De Certeau scholar Graham Ward wrote:

"For de Lubac the... Eucharist is not a sign of the presence of Christ's body, it is Christ's body... And yet Certeau... makes the Eucharist (as later the church and body of mystical text he treats) into substitutes, acts of bereavement, signs of absence." ("Michel de Certeau - in the Plural, " Page 511)

In other words, Francis's greatest modern theologian believes that the Eucharist is not the body of Christ present, he doesn't even believe it is a sign of the presence of Christ's body like some Protestants, but a sign of "absence."

Might de Certeau's influence on Francis be the reason he never kneels before the Eucharist, but kneels to wash the feet of those he like Certeau might consider oppressed?

De Certeau's influence on Francis may be the reason he reportedly said:

"It is not excluded that I will enter history as the one who split the Catholic Church." (Der Spiegel magazine, December, 23, 2016)

De Certeau scholar Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt wrote:

"Certeau... came increasingly to stress the clash of interpretation, the "law of conflict," that applies even to the church. Under the pressure of this clash, the ecclesial/eucharistic body is "shattered." ("Michael de Certeau - in the Plural", Page 359)

Francis's greatest modern theologian doesn't believe in the central truths of the Catholic Church.

The Pope's most eminent modern theologian doesn't even believe in objective truth.

Does Francis believe in the central doctrines of the Catholic Church or in objective truth?

The question needs to be asked:

If the Pope is a disciple of de Certeau and Postmodernism, then what ultimately do he and these thinkers believe in?

Philosopher Stephen Hicks said:

The "Left thinkers of the 1950s and 1960s... Confronted by the continued poverty and brutality of socialism, they could either go with the evidence and reject their most cherish ideals - or stick by their ideals and attack the whole idea that evidence and logic matter..."

"Postmodernism is born of the marriage of Left politics and skeptical epistemology..."

"Then, strikingly, postmodernism turns out not to be relativistic at all. Relativism becomes part of a rhetorical political strategy, some Machiavellian realpolitik employed to throw the opposition off track..."

"Here it is useful to recall Derrida: 'deconstruction never had any meaning... than as a radicalization... within the tradition of a certain Marxism, in a certain spirit of Marxism.'" ("Explaining Postmodernism," Page 90, 186)

For Postmodernists like de Certeau, Derrida, Foucault and possibly Francis, if he is their disciple, falsehood or truth doesn't matter.

The only thing that matters is achieving power for their liberal or leftist ideology.

Internationally renowned theologian Dr. Tracey Rowland said Francis's "decision - making process" outlined in Evangelii Gaudium is "the tendency to give priority to praxis over theory."

She states that chapter eight of Amoris Laetitia "might be described as the praxis chapter rather than a theory chapter." Theory meaning Catholic doctrine.

The renowned theologian asks how footnote 351 of Amoris Laetitia "can be consistent with paragraph eighty-four of John Paul II's Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris consortio and paragraph twenty-nine of Benedict XVI's Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis? A pastoral crisis may arise if the lay faithful and their priests have to choose between... two Popes (John Paul II and Benedict XVI) on one side, and a third Pope (Pope Francis) on the other." ("Catholic Theology," Page 192, 198, 199)

The choice appears to be between the infallible doctrines of the Catholic Church or praxis "theology."

Rowland says "praxis types agree in rejecting classical metaphysics." She then explains praxis ideology or "theology":

"Doctrinal theory is at best extrinsic and secondary. The reflex character of theory-praxis tends toward a reduction of theory to reflection on praxis as variously understood. The normativity tends toward an identification of Christianity with modern, secular (liberal or Marxist) process." ("Catholic Theology," Page174)

If what the internationally renowned theologian is saying is true of Pope Francis and praxis "theology," then the Church is in the greatest crisis in history.

The Church has a Pope who has betrayed Jesus Christ and His Gospel for the world.

Francis has exchanged the Gospel of Jesus Christ for "secular (liberal or Marxist)" ideology.

Pray for the Church, the beloved bride of Jesus Christ.












Saturday, May 27, 2017

Liberal: Hypocrite Pope Francis's "Smiling Face" for Leftist Dictators Shows Acceptance

Liberal Fabiolas Santiago who has "been critical of Trump" said that President Trump "got what he deserved: the cold shoulder" from the Pope.

In a article for the Miami Herald Santiago said Francis had a "smiling face" for dictators and a disdainful face for the President, but no "matter how I dislike President Trump... he was democratically elected. "

In the article he wrote:

I like Pope Francis, but when it comes to strongmen, he plays the hypocrite card..."

"But the Cuban and Venezuelan people desperately need his moral authority... Pope Francis' warmth toward the Castros, seen under the light of the Trump scorn, sends a message to the world that their rule is acceptable. " (Miami Herald, May 26, 2017, "If only Pope Francis treated dictators with the disdain he showed President Trump")


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oscar the Grouch Maradiaga's Bizarre Rant "Signals Desperation" says Vatican Expert

A Vatican expert who has met Pope Francis told me:

"There's an old saying: the louder they scream, the scare-der they are. This applies to Oscar the Grouch."

"Maradiaga's unprovoked, caustic, low blow at Burke is simply bizarre, but it signals to me that they are losing their popularity. Oscar's rant signals desperation. He senses the wind is shifting away from the merciful Pope."

"The fact that Burke is still around, gaining traction and the voice of the Resistance is infuriating them."

According to the source who wishes to remain anonymous, "Francis is very thin skinned." The "series of Resistance conferences in Rome's steps" and the "band of bloggers" is getting "under his skin."

The Vatican expert's advice to the Resistance and the band of bloggers:

"Keep the heat on."