The absolute failure of Francis to teach, articulate and defend the "indissolubility" of Catholic matrimony at the Fall Synod of bishops in Rome makes vividly clear again the "Silent Apostasy" of Francis, his adamant heresy and significant schism for the first time in 2000 years, all in one pope. And truly all cardinals, bishops, and priests who participate in this spiritual fraud and satanical deceit of allowing divorced and remarried x catholics to receive Holy Communion while still living with their adulterous mates without an annulment are equally guilty of the sacrilege of the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ, as well as schism, just like Pope Francis. Let us be clear here, Catholic Sacramental Marriage is forever unless annulled--in its supposedly few instances-- in spite of what any pope may say, bishop, or priest in Confession or out of Confession regarding any mortal sin of adultery. Sacramental marriage is therefore "indissoluble." For the faithful to go along with this, they also are in schism for denying this perennial truth of the Catholic faith, namely, that all sacramental marriages are forever and to be living in adultery and frequenting any other sacraments of the Church without an annulment or until death of the partner is sacrilegious.
Being a jesuit Francis is too smart to outwardly deny this vital truth on the "indissolubility of marriage" in the open, but, instead via "silent apostasy" of failing to authoritatively defend, apply, protect and teach the fullness of this truth viz. the "indissolubility" and utter beauty of Holy Matrimony at the Fall Synod, Francis becomes one of the few popes of open and defiant heresy on the throne of Peter in centuries. Nor does Francis apparently care much about this heresy of "silent apostasy" either , because he is more emboldened than ever through acting not overtly but covertly, by allowing, encouraging, and promoting the sacrilegious reception of Holy Communion in an adulterous state, which is an heinous sacrilege by obviating the Church law on the "indissolubility" of all sacramental marriage and the impossibility of ever allowing this vice of adultery, but, via his papal authority he creates an exception to this law of the Council of Trent by creating a quick annulment process through simply a visit to your local bishop or parish priest and , in effect, obtaining your quick catholic divorce,or so-called annulment or whatever. What a scandal!
New Catholic Divorce
This satanical act of a Roman Pontiff, Francis, makes the Church and its hierarchy of cardinals and bishops, and priests, as well as all so-called catholics who participate in this new "catholic divorce" or approve of it as the first players in "open schism" of the once orthodox Roman Catholic Church with itself in thousands of years! This is Francis, his papacy, and the deconstruction of the Petrine office and its authority as never before sought by a member of the upper hierarchy, so bold and so cunning and so diabolical. Nevertheless, this is Francis, always now, and his Catholic Church wherein all doctrine and the deposit of faith, will perpetually devolve, change, and clandestinely, be altered for the sake of a compromise with the world, the flesh, and the devil. Francis is a serpent, waiting to destroy, any and everything holy about the Sacrament of Matrimony and who advocates, encourages, and promotes, by silently allowing adultery its opposite (heresy of "silent apostasy"), especially when he fails to be a traditional and obedient pope and clearly teach, define, protect, promote and defend this most holy sacrament of marriage and its "indissolubility" as all previous popes throughout history did. What a mendacity!
In fact, so sacred is the sacrament of Holy Matrimony that the Most Holy Trinity Itself is so defined in marital terms by the theology of the Catholic Church for nearly 2000 years now, for the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are together an infinite marriage of perfect love for all eternity! It is no wonder Our Divine Lord fought vehemently with the ancient Jews for just this wicked sin of adultery which they so avidly advanced by arguing that Moses allowed divorce and remarriage: to which Christ the Divine Teacher taught them so vigorously and forthrightly, "only because of the hardness of your hearts". "But I say to you any man who looks even lustfully upon a woman has already committed adultery in his heart." Moreover, Our Lord condemned the whole age and times in which He lived as "a wicked and adulterous generation." Imagine what Jesus Christ, the "Divine Bridegroom" Himself would say of these times in which we live today under Pope Francis where there is no orthodox doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church under attack so wickedly by pope, cardinals, bishops, priests and people but the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony. And related to this the disgusting soft-pedaling on homosexuality and its approval in synodal discussions, the next fiasco, probably, under this apostate pope.
The Democratic Catholic Church and Francis
In reality what we have today is heinous crimes against the holy sacrament of Matrimony at so-called Catholic Church Synods in which doctrines of the Church i.e. "the indissolubility of marriage" are discussed, debated, and then voted upon in a democratic process with the pope leading the discussion. In effect, Francis has now launched this protestantized feel good religion of "It's all in the vote" for the decimation of all orthodoxy and the Catholic faith will inevitably result. Francis's papacy has become a veritable reign of terror, allowing such atrocities as: accelerated Catholic divorce through a feigned annulment process, lifetime adultery with Catholic status, sacreligeous Communions for such moral reprobates living in adultery, popes perpetually living in "silent apostasy" by failing continuously to teach, articulate, and defend the Catholic faith i.e. "indissolubility of marriage", a scattered flock caused by hireling priests, bishops and popes who do not defend the flock from the wolf at the door and its heresy, thus causing an adulterated catholic church in open schism with itself perpetually. God save us!
"The Divine Bridegroom"
Is there no end to the reign of this heretic, apostate, schismatic pope Francis and his minions who applaud his moral corruption and spiritual profligacy--such pusullanimity of cardinals and bishops in abundance? Consider how the Mother of God declared at her apparition at LaSalette, France that in the end, "Rome would lose the faith and become the seat of the anti-christ." And ruminate on the truth of Mary's words at Fatima how most souls go to hell for sins of the flesh. Finally, consider Christ always referred to Himself so mysteriously and mystically as the Divine Bridegroom and his Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, as His Spouse. This marriage of pure holy souls to Christ Himself is the holy teaching of the Church for 2000 years and its perennial magisterium. Not with Francis , this unorthodox, illegitimate, and unholy pope who is probably one of the wolves who will come before the end in sheep's clothing. Francis fails to follow the Good Shepherd and teach, preach, and defend the orthodox Roman Catholic faith as all popes in the recent and even distant past. Therefore, he is one of the "hirelings" our Divine Lord cursed. "For a hireling cares not for the sheep but scatters them, and runs away just before the wolf attacks." Let us hope not but the picture is very, very grim.
The scandalous rule of Francis now allows a theological reign of terror upon the Body of Christ, His Church and His Spouse: Simply going to Holy Communion without giving up your adulterous partner becomes 'holy' under Francis. How heinous! Also sacrilegious Communions will now
become commonplace, for repentance from sin IN CONFESSION is no longer the 'sine qua non' of worthy reception of the most Holy Eucharist i.e. giving up your adulterous mate. With a pope "who accepts you as you are", Francis becomes a political liberal politician at his best. No longer is the Catholic Church a "hospital for sinners" simply because it is not 'politically correct' to preach on sin, penance, true contrition for your sin, firm purpose of amendment, avoidance of all near occasions to sin, having to go to Confession, doing penance for reparation of your sins, self-denial, or mortification. So the modernist Francis who ignores by "silent apostasy" the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church, he decimates three sacraments at once: Holy Matrimony as an "indissoluble bond" forever; the cleansing from serious sin by a worthy Confession before Holy Communion, and no need to worry about a Sacrilegious Communion and about St. Paul's warning to not receive the "Body and Blood of Christ unworthily because you eat and drink your own damnation." Unless this is stopped Francis and all his minions of the hierarchy and faithful will undermine everything that is holy about the once Orthodox Roman Catholic Church and its marks of being 'one, holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.'
Infamous War on Tradition
Francis will have nothing to do with traditional Catholicism and, in fact, he is, unequivocally, at war with it as is plainly clear. Forget any notion with Francis of 'fraternal correction or admonish the sinner' as the Spiritual Works of Mercy demand. For example, in the past if an individual was involved in an adulterous relationship, he would be advised and obliged to go to Confession, repent of this egregious sin and cleanse his soul with true contrition for this most serious mortal sin. Once forgiven by a priest and at peace, he or she would be encouraged to mend any marital discord, especially of his or her own doing, and therefore help preserve and keep their sacramental bond intact of their first legitimate marriage. Thus the "indissoluble bond" of the sacrament of Matrimony was always preserved in the Catholic Church. Under every pope, prior to Pope Francis is this true!
New Theology of Francis and His Demise
This folly of Francis must be brought to a definitive end before he and his 'new theology' and 'new catechism' totally devastate the entire Church of Jesus Christ and force it into schism with itself.
Hopefully and prayerfully, enough moral outrage from Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests, can stop Francis' "silent apostasy" by going to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and its prefect Gerald Cardinal Muller who can authoritatively bring this 'scandal of scandals' to a screeching halt by declaring Francis as the heretic, apostate, and schismatic "Bishop of Rome" that he truly is; for Gerald Cardinal Muller has already declared authoritatively before the synod that any "inconsistency between doctrine and practice is heresy in one form or another. Let this "anathema" from Gerald Cardinal Muller come forth without delay before many more thousands and millions of souls are lost forever through Francis and his "heretical" teaching. For Our Divine Lord has warned that before the end, "there will be many false prophets who will lead many astray."
"May the darkness of sin and the night of heathenism vanish before the Light of the Word and the Spirit of Grace and may the Heart of Jesus live in the hearts of men, now and forever. Amen.
God have mercy,
J Hughes Dunphy
Instead of teaching the orthodox Catholic faith from the Chair of Peter to save souls, Francis preaches to the world on saving Mother Earth and this Planet from Humans, which has become, not any traditional Encyclical of Holy Mother Church but Francis’ Jesuitical, Teilhardian, political manifesto.
Any legitimate pope would never undertake such a depravity but would teach forthrightly, clearly, solely on repentance for sin and saving souls; not the earth from humans. Moreover, such unorthodox, and unCatholic behavior on the part of a pope, a first, demonstrates loudly and clearly that Francis lacks a contrite and humble heart, a veritable ‘sine qua non’ in any pope through the centuries but, above all, by St. Peter himself.
To not have a humble and contrite heart for sin is the way of the world, of its leaders, lost souls aplenty and the devil himself who cannot abide sorrow for one’s sins, yet alone contriteness of heart in a pope. Consequently, St. Peter, before his own conversion from the fearsome sin of apostasy and denial of Christ at His Crucifixion could not be abided by Our Divine Lord till Peter repented for this travesty, not just in the confines of his heart, but publicly to Our Lord and not once, but three times to achieve total forgiveness.
“Sin of Apostasy”
Since this sin of apostasy was so public by Peter: “I do not know the Man,” Christ therefore demanded an equally public repentance and even three times: “Do you love Me, Peter?” Then Our Lord said forthrightly each time: “Feed My Sheep!” And then hereafter Peter made feeding the lambs and sheep the most important aspect of his time as Prince of the Apostles till his martyred death for his faith and the salvation of souls and their repentance.
But, one wonders, why did Peter commit this horrible sin of apostasy, deny Christ and all He stood for, taught, and preached? Why? Because of human respect! However, nothing by far is more important to Christ than the purity of our souls from sin before Our Lord, each and every one of us, and long before our titles of pope, cardinal, bishop, priest or world leader, politician, house wife, working father or all the other titles of self- respect!
In fact, Roman Catholic theology that fails to teach repentance for one’s sins or how to achieve it, neither fulfills the definition of Catholic orthodoxy or teaches, in any way, the Roman Catholic faith; and this is the whole egregious failure which explains Francis’ papacy and its obsession with his political-enviro fiasco and his so-called signal synod on allowing grievous sinners or adulterers to receive the most Holy Eucharist without confessional repentance or modifying the mandatory ecclesial process of marital nullity, if he approves of it.
“The Sin of Sodomy”
Similarly, any effort to give a blessing to homosexual couples at this upcoming synod of Francis by implying sin does not exit in this most disordered perversity becomes one of the worst attacks of heresy, apostasy , and schism on the true faith by; a pope, a king,a priest, or people since the Reformation. This includes even trying to justify the voluntary orientation to this depravity as though it were somehow less culpable when it, in effect, is living wholly in the occasion of sin, a mortal sin per se under these circumstances.
Furthermore, all participants and sychophant lukewarm Catholics, be they clerics or not, who underwrite this most formidable attack on orthodoxy and Catholic teaching--by a pope himself--are just as guilty and pernicious for supporting homosexual unions and attacking the Lord as the crowd of high priests and Jews who clamored for Christ’s Crucifixion with such bold effrontery of screaming: “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”
This bold or naked apostasy or denial of Christ of the time of the first Christians is no different than today’s more modern, yet more subtle version, of denying Christ; for both forms involve walking coldly away from Christ and all that He taught and stood for and represented: the classic example of St. Peter’s three denials or Pope Francis denying persistently the indissolubility of marriage as a ‘sine qua non’ prerequisite for valid reception of the most Holy Eucharist which is a possible consideration at Francis’ upcoming synod on marriage and homosexual unions and the family.
“The Most Holy Eucharist”
Thus, the mere consideration or possibility of an apostate Catholic, divorced and remarried outside the Catholic Church, who walks away from the Church and its orthodox Roman Catholic teachings on marriage ought to be courted back again to the Church by using the most Holy Eucharist as the bargaining tool would never have been even countenanced by a pre-Vatican II pope like Pius XII. How base! How heretic and how apostate such an action by a pope of the Catholic Church can be and, moreover, altogether scandalous!
To not be totally supportive as pope of the Magisterium of the centuries that “de fide” declared by the Council of Trent that all mortal sin or any sin for that matter can only be removed, plus that of adultery, by a priest in the Sacrament of Confession in the Catholic Church is “anathema”. Or to hold as Pope Francis appears to encourage with his synod on the family that the annulment process is superfluous and need not be utilized to correct the grievous marital violation of an invalid marriage is a heretical misstep of the worst dimensions.
Moreover, we know how St. Peter went out and wept bitterly after his most grievous sin of apostasy, in denying Christ and everything Our Lord stood for and taught with this gross denial of his. In short, Peter had a very sensitive conscience that smarted at his own sin, unlike Francis, on the other hand, who exhibits virtually no sense of having a contrite and humble heart for he almost never talks about “sin” in the traditional sense of the Church’s teachings throughout the centuries of right and wrong, but sin, to Francis, refers thus far in his papacy to everything in the liberal creed: pollution of the earth, climate change, ownership of guns, gun manufacturers, oil, redistribution of wealth through the tax system, the evil rich etc.
“Contriteness of Heart”
The Traditions of the Church, demanding contriteness of heart and Confession for forgiveness of sin at the Council of Trent have always been sufficient for anyone confessing the sin of adultery and always will be. No new variations on the Deposit of Faith and the Upper Room where Christ, Our Lord, breathed on the gathered apostles with these words: “Whose sins you forgive, will be forgiven; and whose sins you retain, they shall be retained,’” will ever be necessary for those sinners, repentant of adultery or any other sin, for that matter. This is a heinous attack on Tradition by Francis and the Vatican II crowd of cardinals and bishops who already have reeked enough havoc on holy Mother Church with the Great Apostasy of the last fifty years with millions and millions of fallen away Catholics, worldwide!
Yet St. Peter succumbed to the absolute necessity of a public confession for his sin of apostasy and denying Christ three times during Our Lord’s Passion and Death. And St. Peter did this with the most sincere contriteness, which He showed ever after as Prince of the Apostles.
Not so is such contriteness to be found with Pope Francis as pope who denies Christ both by failure to teach the Deposit of Faith of the centuries and to defend these truths and teachings when under attack by cardinals, i.e. Kasper of Germany, et al. and bishops throughout the world, and the forces of the giant secular media worldwide. Especially is this true of the disordered perversion of the sin of sodomy, within and without the Catholic Church today.
Nor does Francis, unlike Peter and all previous popes, have a contrite and repentant heart, for he has no sense of sin in his own failures of apostasy as pope, for if he did he would recognize how all of us are sinners and need to repent, always and constantly, whether inside the church or on the outside and how he is , above all, the first of all of us sinners together. Francis believes as so many false believers today that a lie can be the truth and vice versa. That somehow by rationalization that sodomy or divorce and remarriage are not really that terrible!
Nor can we forget that St. Peter was so repentently sorrowful because of this contriteness and sorrow for his sins, in fact, he became the most ardent evangelist on behalf of repenting for one’s sins, trying to avoid them always in his famous expression:
“For the devil as a roaring lion goes about seeking whom he may devour, resist him strong in the faith.”
This is not any new evangelization of Vatican II, incidentally, but simply the mighty tradition of the Deposit of the Faith, viz. “to do good and avoid evil.”
“Raymond Cardinal Burke”
Moreover, if the upcoming synod in any way should allow a blessing even on sodomized couples, rest assured cardinals like Raymond Cardinal Burke “will resist” as he has promised in spite of the difficulty. There are definitely more who fight the Catholic
“The Heresy of the Silent Assertion Lie”
Let us take a firm look at how serious the sin of apostasy of the Christian faith really and truly is. Consider but how serious the sin to dis-obey even one part of the law, for example the Church’s 2000 year condemnation of the abomination of sodomy, for to violate with even part of this law, you reject the entire law according to St. Paul. Please let us consider the delightful diversion of the Great Humorist Mark Twain who amply commented in one of his essays about the Big Lie in a society or even church! For example, when the leaders and pope don’t outwardly condemn heresy but allow heresy in reverse by promoting it i.e. the perversion of sodomy or the allowance of divorce, remarriage, and receiving Holy Communion inside the Church. This they do by never attacking forthrightly either sodomy
Therefore. far worse than the apostasy of the Supreme Court is by far the enormous apostasy of sodomy by the American people who are largely Christian, to underwrite their personal permission for this travesty and yet who say nothing and do nothing in response! And far worse than these horrible sins of the American people are those apostate cardinals, bishops, and priests of the Catholic Church in the clergy-- and there many-- who likewise say nothing along with the Church’s lukewarm Catholics who in what is truly a “silent apostasy” which was a sinful evil even as identified by Pope John Paul II.
Yet far and away leading the sin of apostasy and denial of Christ in the world today is the diabolical sin of apostasy on the part of the papacy itself wherein this evil of perverted and disordered sodomy and remarriage with adultery and receiving Holy Communion is not condemned vigorously by Francis in what has become a total and complete abomination of this diabolical evil in the Church and the world because of the pope’s “silent apostasy” which is endemic. Nor does any pope have a choice about whether or not to preach and vigorously teach the entire Deposit of Faith, for Our Lord commanded Peter and all his apostles to “Baptize everyone, teaching them everything I have commanded you.” Thus the apostasy hidden in such statements as “Whom I to judge?” when he is discoursing about homosexuality. Such folly! For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections.
Now, let us give an example from Mark Twain the great Humorist writer who demonstrated this in his essay on the “silent assertion lie” : “How I First Lie!” We quote:
“Are countries working that kind of lie, day in and day out, in thousands and thousands of varieties, without ever resting? Yes, we know that to be true. The universal conspiracy of the silent-assertion lie is hard at work always and everywhere, and always in the interest of a stupidity or a sham, never in the interest of a thing fine or respectable. Is it the most timid and shabby of all lies? It seems to have the look of it. For ages and ages it has mutely labored in the interest of despotisms and aristocracies and chattel slaveries, and military slaveries, and religious slaveries, and has kept them alive until the “silent-assertion lie” retires from business--the silent assertion that nothing is going on which fair and intelligent men are aware of and are engaged by their duty to try to stop.”
“What I am arriving at is this: When whole races and peoples conspire to propagate gigantic mute lies in the interest of tyrannies and shams, why should we care anything about the trifling lies told by individuals? Why should we try to make it appear that abstention from lying is a virtue: Why should we want to beguile ourselves in that way? Why should we without shame help the nation lie, and then be ashamed to do a little lying on our own account? Why shouldn’t we be honest and honorable, and lie every time we get a chance? That is to say , why shouldn’t we be consistent , and either lie all the time or not at all. Why should we help the nation like the whole day long and then object to telling one little individual private lie in our own interest to go to bed on? Just for the refreshment of it, I mean, and to take the rancid taste out of our mouth.
“The Demise of The Church & Tradition”
Thus , the Traditions of the faith, its teachings, the old Mass--so replete with contriteness for sin before God--, a necessity of salvation in the Catholic Church through its traditional sacraments and the Tridentine Mass and its most Holy Eucharist, are utterly ignored, marginalized, or omitted altogether by Francis in his papal teaching and practice and are , moreover , likewise forgotten in this way. Tradition is dead to Francis and today’s Vatican II corrupted church is the disaster wherein your average Catholic today does not anymore even know he has to do his “Easter Duty”. Why does the apostasy go on, and on, and on, and on, with Pope Francis never denying “the silent assertion lie” of never denying that it’s ever right to condemn sodomy if it’s always ok to commit this sin, or never forbid the Eucharist when you are married again, if it’s always ok to receive Holy Communion in a second marriage and adulterous state inside the Church. If it’s ok to abort children, then never condemn its opposite. Or it it’s ok to violate your Easter Duty as a Catholic, never condemn its opposite. And on, and on, and on, with Pope Francis and his Silent Apostasy and Lies!!!! Incidentally, this was the accepted papacy of all the Consiliar popes who backpedaled doctrine to one degree or another! Seldom teaching it wrong to commit any moral evils, and so its opposite, committing the sin is just fine. The great “silent apostasy”.
“The Illegitimate, Unorthodox Pope”
This is the work of an illegitimate, unholy, unorthodox pope who worries more about saving Mother Earth and the environment in his Teilhardian jesuitical monograph on the Environment than saying one single word in defense of Tradition, the Tridentine Mass, and Repentance of Sin and , finally, the necessity of having a sense of sin about his own papal person with contriteness of heart always before him in terms of what he teaches, preaches, and advocates in the corrupted modern media.
A pope without contriteness and serious sorrow for his own sins will never speak of how others should also repent of their sins too, in and outside the church, in order to save their souls! It is well for us to remember here St. Peter, who was, indeed, full of humility and contriteness for his own failings throughout his sojourn with Christ and , indeed, repentant to Our Lord personally, for Peter was often corrected by Our Lord for his multiple infidelities, large and small.
Consider the time Christ authoritatively told him: “Get behind Me, Satan!” for not supporting His Master and Lord in His Passion and Death. Peter, therefore, knew of his own failings often before the Lord Almighty and had much to be contrite about, often.
Let us consider how, once again, Peter, after fishing one whole night with the other apostles, told Our Lord that he had caught no fish. Nevertheless, Our Lord said to the Prince of the apostles: “Go back out and throw your nets down on the right side of the boat.” This Peter did immediately with the most incredible and miraculous results of filling up his nets so full, it required two boats to hold them all. With this as Peter was coming ashore, he uttered from the bottom of his heart: “Depart from Me Lord, for I am a sinful man!” Clearly, no other apostle showed the sorrow for his sins like St. Peter!
“The Heresy of Francis?”
Thus, it becomes manifestly clear that any pope, whatever his popularity, is absolutely useless to Our Divine Lord and further to be driven from His Almighty Presence, who is not always contrite of heart and sorrowful for his sins; especially, and most particularly here with Pope Francis, whose denials of Christ and His Teachings and Doctrines are manifestly evident in failing to teach the Perennial Magisterium of the Centuries vigorously and its sacred Deposit of the Faith or defending and articulating these holy truths constantly to the Church and the world by teaching and professing sin.
This is Francis: an apparent heretic and apostate and according to St. Vincent Lerrins: “A manifest heretic immediately ceases to be pope and at the same time ceases to be a Christian or a member of the Church.”
As we enter these Remnant Times of the Church as St. Paul prophetically predicted that these eschatological times would be those in which only a “remnant survived in grace.” The critical danger of these end times in which so many, many souls would be lost become crucial for souls and something much greater than more opinions of Catholics in the pews concerning Francis but definitive action by the upper hierarchy of the Church in order to stem the flood of lost souls is what is needed desperately! The time of opinions is long overdue about this frenzied Bishop of Rome who does not even wish to be called “Pope.” Just observe the loss of souls of uninformed Catholics in the pews from Vat II and all the false teachings of the Consiliar Popes, and particularly this one! Observe how the Catholic Church is, indeed, in ruins!
Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
Above all, let us consider Fr. John Hardon’s words, one of the greatest teachers of the Catholic faith and who wrote over 55 books and whose cause is already up for Sanctity. He said so prophetically of these evil times in which we live: “Ordinary Catholics will not survive these times, only extraordinary, holy, and heroic Catholics will survive them.”
Gerhard Cardinal Muller
We have, indeed, heroic hierarchy and holy men such as Gerhard Cardinal Muller of the Sacred Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in the Church, along with all his associates, who has loudly taught recently that “Any breach between doctrine and practice is exemplary of heresy of one form or the other.” This brave and orthodox leader in the Church will save the day for Christ’s Mystical Body from this unorthodox, unholy, illegitimate pope in centuries by making the necessary declaration of his heresy if and when necessary! Nevertheless, this investigation must begin as soon as possible, even before the synod where every attempt to dethrone the “indissolubility of sacred Marriage” will be attempted. We cannot afford any more “silent apostasy”! God have mercy!!!
- Hughes Dunphy
to be continued......
Perish the thought of an unorthodox papacy in the Roman Catholic Church. Yet in the last fifty years there has been an unbroken line of unorthodox modernist popes since the death of His Holiness Pope Pius XII. Modernism has infected all realms of the Church including prelates, priests, ordinary Catholics in the pews, and even the lay pop-evangelists who have taken over the EWTN airwaves.
This Modernism has scattered the sheep who were once of one true fold so that the Mystical Body the Church has become virtually non-existent. Christ, the Divine Word, ought to be acknowledged vigorously today, in Scripture, in doctrine and moral matters, in liturgy, and particularly in Tradition; all of which are known together in this expression as the Deposit of Faith, as revealed in its totality with death of the last of the apostles. Only those know, believe, acknowledge and practice all these truths are the members in the fullest standing of the Roman Catholic Church and undeniably one with it.
When priests, bishops, and even popes do not support these absolute teachings and expressions of the Divine Word in Scripture, doctrine, moral matters, liturgy and Tradition they are dissenting, in whole or in part, and are not feeding the sheep of Christ’s flock. They are wolves, and not good shepherds. These wolves have overrun the sheep which is abundantly evident in the unruliness and worldliness of today's Catholics who are quick to partake of soul-destroying sins like contraception, divorce and remarriage, and according to numerous polls go so far as to lend their support to sodomite marriage. To top it off, the most critical damage that these wolves have done is to the liturgy. “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” ( Matt: 7,15 ).
But our Lord's words “by their fruits that you will know them,” are the words that Our Lord uses to evaluate these false shepherds in sheep’s clothing which has become so very relevant in these last days.
The fruit is rotten in the mainstream Church. The rot is indiscernible from the wordly rot produced by paganism. When the men of the Church outlaw the Mass of All Ages which has produced saints and sustained burdened sinners in the faith since the founding of the Church and replace it with an unrecognizable, unpenitential, unsacrificial, man-made inorganic rupture and call it to it "Mass"-- one is faced with a supreme and devastating crisis.
When a pope, as supreme head of the Catholic Church, should state unequivocally that ‘to go backwards in time to the past and yesterday’s Church as the wrong way’ , we have the epitome of “unorthodox” teaching from the Vicar of Christ himself, or the Church’s supposed good shepherd. Consider Pope Francis’ words: So, while he is apparently strong in his call for Catholics not to be afraid of the approaching future, he seems to be somewhat very hesitant and afraid of the past. In his own reflections for his daily mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae recently, the Pope said, “It’s like when the road is covered in ice and the car slips and go off track…... This is the other temptation at the moment! We, at this moment in the history of the Church, we cannot go backwards or go off the track!"
Another paradigm of the same kind of rhetoric from Pope Francis I is his return from World Youth Day 13, at which time he clarified his position on homosexuality to the world press, saying that he would not judge priests for their sexual orientation. This lapsus linguae flies in the face of Pope Benedict XVI’s teaching, in the papacy of his predecessor that no candidate for the priesthood should ever enter a seminary who has a strong sexual orientation towards pederasty, which was always the teaching of Tradition and orthodoxy for centuries! His predecessor judged such behavior as severely disordered, so ought to Francis I ! Further as the Supreme Pontiff it is his duty and obligation before Almighty God to judge such a priest.
This seems to be the sorry fate of Pope Francis I with such casual and elusive rhetoric, has declared herewith , publicly and outwardly, as pope, his apparent antipathy for the traditional teachings of the Church and its Traditions.
((((Additionally ecu-maniacal thrust of his recent predecessors, the Conciliar popes, he has already prayed in public with non-believers of the Catholic faith as though this is the normal routine of popes. This helps to set his papacy in the same mire that plagued all the Conciliar Popes of the Catholic Church in the last 50 years, these ecumenical obsessions and travesties. ))))) didn't do this!!
Even with the likes of Pope Paul VI’s seemingly good defense of Catholic sexual morality with “Humanae Vitae”; he, nevertheless, abused orthodox Catholicism abysmally with his continuation of the Second Vatican Council with its false ecumenism and teachings, the liturgical chaos and unsound liturgy of the new Mass, and his failure to quash the dissent—nearly universal, with “Humanae Vitae” by Catholic bishops, priests, and laity worldwide. The result of their insolent neglect of contradicting this encyclical, everywhere , by either ignoring it or dissenting with it, thus produced unhinged contraception in the 1960’s throughout the Church and the world thereafter.
Pope John XXIII’s modernist reign began with a call for the Second Vatican Council while he ignored the wise counsel of Pope Pius XII who fought consistently throughout his papacy against all attempts to “update the Church” and modernize it. This attempt to modernize the Church was an effort that began with and was encouraged boldly by some of the liberal prelates –amongst which was Angelo Roncalli-- and their cohorts. These wolves advocated strongly for “modernistic” changes with Pope Pius XII--however they were everywhere foiled, reprimanded or condemned during his papacy. Pius XII fought on every front against these infamous liberals and “modernists”. His heroic efforts are evident with his 41 encyclicals, all in defense of orthodoxy and Tradition. Pius XII wrote more encyclicals than all the Conciliar popes together in the last 50 years!
This liberal affront was non-stop throughout the papacy of John Paul II who dabbled in all kinds of ecu-maniacal “firsts”. From visits to synagogues—never done by popes preceding him— to kissing the Koran in public—a scandalous outrage. From his travels around the world to befriend other religions, rather than admonish and correct them for their unorthodoxy and non-belief, to the Assisi fiascos of syncretistic melting pots of false religions that prayed together while the Church sat quietly mute regarding the necessity of the one, true, orthodox faith for eternal salvation. He single-handedly excommunicated Tradition from the Church when persecuted and eventually excommunicated Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre --one of the only true warriors that remained in the Church against modernism. He hammered the last nail in the coffin for belief and reverence for the Holy Eucharist by his allowance of Communion-in-the hand and altar girls.
While Benedict XVI did some thoroughly orthodox things such as restoring the Tridentine Mass to its former state and lifting the unjust excommunication of the SSPX, and making some necessary but not complete translation improvements on the New Mass, still he failed and failed miserably to say this glorious Mass of the ages, the Tridentine Mass, even once, publicly, during his entire Papacy or enforce its application even minimally worldwide. Nor did Pope Benedict XVI move vigorously enough to regularize, totally, one of the only thoroughly orthodox bastions in the Church left, the Society of St. Pius X, that were still totally traditional, orthodox and faithful to the Magisteria past and present.
Only Pope Pius XII thoroughly, consistently, and authoritatively defended the Catholic tradition of orthodoxy in its totality throughout his Papacy. An example of this alone is his declaration on the doctrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as an “ex cathedra” belief of the church, and it was taught universally throughout the church and believed and enforced as he commanded.
Here we sit now and mourn the unpunctual demise of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy and the modernists “deus ex machina” solution by elevating Francis I to the papacy by a defiant, corrupt, and dissident hierarchy who consistently throughout Christendom of late have failed scandalously to preach, teach, and admonish sinners, either within the Church or without, on the traditional teachings of the Catholic Faith or the Church’s past magisterial teachings on such vital matters as the sacrificial nature of the Mass and the most Holy Eucharist; the Sacrament of Penance and a sense of sin and repentance; proper decorum for the Holy Eucharist in Churches by preserving reverence always for the Holy Eucharist with tabernacles, genuflecting, proper dress, and adoration; the avoiding of the abomination of Communion-in-the-hand and altar girls; and, lastly, instruction on sexual morality, such as the mortally sinful nature of divorce, contraception, pornography, abortion, sterilization, fornication, masturbation, sodomy, and pedophilia.
Instead of feeding the sheep of the Good Shepherd’s Flock in the last 50 years with orthodox Catholicism, these errant shepherds have helped the wolf attack the flock, scatter it, and decimate its once very corpulent numbers. With a new sense of religious and ecumenical freedom, the uninformed Catholics in the Church’s pews have failed to live their faith because of their own largely culpable ignorance (St Thomas Aquinas has mused: “I cannot imagine a situation of inculpable ignorance), have not properly practiced it, nor have they lived its traditional moral teachings from the past, and so they have thus become the victims of the hierarchy’s malfeasance from the papacy on down.
This brings us to Pope Francis I who is not from the past tradition of orthodoxy among popes from Pius XII back, but a new breed of pope who runs roughshod over tradition and orthodoxy, not acting with caution and prudence in word and deed, apparently, so that everything that he thinks, says, or does is in complete accord with the Church’s Tradition and orthodoxy for the past 2000 years. For all practical purposes, Pope Frances I appears to be of this modernist mentality of popes who dangerously conform to the world in their teachings and praxis. One of the most ominous predictions from the lips of the Great Bishop Sheen before his death was the “clear danger of the Church conforming to the world in the next 100 years!” Sadly, we see this as prophetically coming true on the part of the Conciliar, modernist popes and bishops and priests of our own day, as prophesied by the late Bishop Sheen.
This cannot go on, the unmitigated obsession with Vatican II and its erratic teachings and its love of Modernism in Pope, clergy, and people alike and its unorthodox and untraditional teachings of the Catholic faith and morality for the past 50 years, for it has already “devastated the flock” as to its robust numbers beyond recognition. By failing to feed the sheep with orthodoxy and Tradition for these past 50 years, but feeding them goat’s food instead, we are fast approaching the times, if not already there, “of only a remnant surviving in grace”, as the great apostle of all orthodoxy and Tradition, St. Paul taught so vehemently and explicitly, many centuries before our times.
A Catholic Church that is neither orthodox nor founded consistently and infallibly upon its past Traditions is not a holy church, neither are its members nor its clergy. Exactly what does such a modern Catholic Church appear to be? Let us look: first, the new Mass, not the efficaciously holy Mass of the ages but a modernist prayer contrivance to assuage Protestantism and all other non-believers with its meal versus ‘sacrifice orientation’; the new catechism that tramples upon the doctrines and morality of the Church, particularly all sexual morality by not teaching it in the same clear and explicit language of the past; the new code of canon law which has devastated religious orders of men and women with so many thousands of laicizations, and likewise the priesthood, and has exponentially increased the numbers of marriage annulments and divorce worldwide; also the limp-wristed efforts of combating from the papacy and the clergy the new sexual immorality which is rampant in both the Church and the world; and, finally, the obsession with modern socialist societies that ignore St. Paul’s perfect work ethic: “If you don’t work, you don’t eat” so that the modern social gospel has become a tool of marxist class envy viz. “ if you are poor or deprived, you assuredly deserve an entitlement”. No one sees it any longer as a severe violation of the Seventh Commandment and the virtue of Justice, nor “defrauding a laborer of his wages”—one of four sins that cries to heaven for vengeance! Such is the Church of today in the Age of Apostasy!
In fact, so important is Tradition as well as orthodoxy in Our Divine Lord’s teachings to us that He strategically put both of them together in this famous excerpt from Matthew (5 : 17-20). “Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled. He therefore that shall break one of these least commandments, and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. But he that shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” What a glorious confirmation of orthodoxy and Tradition by Our Divine Lord Himself!
Clearly, one cannot have one without the other; for if there is no orthodoxy, there is likewise no Tradition. And Tradition cannot be Tradition without orthodoxy. Consider only Our Lord’s admonition of the Pharisees who chastised Our Lord for teaching differently on marriage than Moses who allowed a writ of divorce to the ancient Jews. But Our Divine Lord taught authoritatively to these false teachers: “But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
For this the Pharisees and Jews condemned Our Divine Lord to death and also for Christ’s other orthodox and traditional teachings. When the teachings of the Jews had a tradition on their side such as the Jews allowing divorce, Our Lord taught vigorously the whole truth to them in absolute terms because these teachings of the Jews were not orthodox because they were sinful -- even though they were traditional. The same holds true for the use of anger and killing one’s brother in this identical passage from Matthew. Indeed, both orthodoxy and tradition had to reflect each other for Our Divine Lord.
And so should Holy Mother Church on the part of the Magisterium with the Pope and the bishops and the priests, in total unity, believe and teach. But what have we seen in the last 50 years since the Second Vatican Council but unorthodox and untraditional teachings from pope after pope and from bishop after bishop and priests ‘en masse’ in the Catholic Church. Not the air-tight orthodoxy and Tradition of past magisterial teachings of Pope Pius IX, Pius X, Pius XI, or Pius XII. nor from Vatican Council I. Instead the faithful have been inundated with unorthodox and untraditional pronouncements, actions, and writings from the Conciliar popes ever since and before Vatican Council II. Witness the false and iniquitous abrogation of the Tridentine Mass till Pope Benedict XVI’s “Motu Proprio”. Another egregious example is the false ecumenism since the Council and Pope Pius XII”s wholesale attack on any participation in it during his papacy with all of his absolute authority. Witness also the liberal and modernist inception of Communion-in-the-hand and altar girls in bold defiance of all past Magisteria of popes and councils for thousands of years!
In sum, every pope from John XXIII to and through Pope Francis I have either said, done, taught or wrote some of these unorthodox abominations, along with multitudes of bishops and priests, which have over time devastated the vineyard with millions upon millions “falling away” in what appears to be the “Great Apostasy” of whole Catholic nations ceasing to exist in what has clearly become the insufferable attack of Modernism, the worst heresy in the history of the Roman Catholic Church since Athanasius.
Certainly, Our Lord’s rule to judge them by their “fruits” applies here: “By their fruits you will know them.” And what are the fruits of Vatican Council II and the Conciliar popes? Let us examine now some of these modernist affronts in detail, especially Ecumenism, and observe its victorious assault on Tradition and orthodoxy in clergy and faithful alike and why Pius XII was so strict in condemning this cancer in the Church before Vatican Council II--everywhere during his reign, especially, by supporting his predecessor Pope Pius XI’s encyclical “Mortalium Animos” that taught basically reunification with other religions could only be possible if they would return to the total faith and doctrines that they had rejected or ought to believe within the Catholic Church. This Pope Pius XII adamantly defended to his death.
Now let us observe these modernist affronts on the Church! First of all, it is the failure to continue to teach, consistently, not only the Tradition of 2000 years of Roman Catholicism but even when doing so to fail to be orthodox. Especially, noteworthy, at the outset is the failure on the part of all the Conciliar Popes to condemn “ecumenism” by upholding vigorously and authoritatively and adamantly in union with the retinue of orthodox popes before Vatican II who adamantly defended this all important doctrine of the faith that “outside the Church there is no salvation.” It is not only the unorthodox teachings of Vatican II but its egregious failures to teach, vigorously and authoritatively, the whole undiluted truth, for example, that the Catholic faith is the one true faith in which Salvation can only be found. Or that forgiveness of sin alone resides within the priesthood of the Catholic Church. The Church’s exclusivity has been matter-of-factly been ignored since Vatican Council II, diluted and debased.
Now consider that religious liberty somehow includes the possibility that one can be saved in other false religions in a kind of invisible church, connected extra-scramentally to the Catholic Church. This is the first and greatest salvo and egregious error by the modernist Second Vatican Council and all of its popes who allowed this doctrine of “outside the Church there is no Salvation” and its application throughout the Church to languish into obscurity. Also, the limp-wristed efforts by these same Conciliar popes to defend authoritatively and vigorously the traditional teachings on marriage and sexual morality to the whole Church and the world during the sexual revolution have brought us to “same-sex marriage and sodomy in all of its horrors” with children even being victims of it by the clergy themselves. What an abomination is the failure to address this diabolical new “homoheresy” as it spreads pandemically everywhere to obliterate the virtue of purity, the family and civilization. Moreover, the onus of guilt here is not purely papal, but Episcopal and sacerdotal as well.
To redefine catechetics away from absolute moral principles of right and wrong and its defense, to a modernized version of conscience that anything goes because of the circumstances of your situation in an “I’m ok and you’re ok” kind of morality has created “erroneous consciences” everywhere in the Church, be it clergy or faithful. With the demise of absolutist morality on right and wrong (“It’s a mortal sin to….) in the Conciliar Church and its concomitant “fear of the Lord” mentality, there is no longer any evidence within the Church-- but the most pusillanimous of efforts-- of teaching on the four last things of “death, judgment, heaven and hell” which create always a healthy fear of God’s justice and His admonition that only “few” will be saved, especially, if one considers Christ’s teachings on the “narrow gate”: “Enter at the narrow gate for wide is the path that leads to destruction and many are there who travel that way. Enter at the narrow gate, for narrow is the gate and rough is the road that leads to life, and few there are who even find it.” ( Matt: 7: 13)
Therefore, it is above all evident that orthodoxy and Tradition are always inseparable, for there is simply no truth without them both, as we saw earlier how Our Divine Lord so taught in the passage of Matthew Chapter Five, on how nothing is overlooked, even one jot or tittle, in the judgment. Thus the importance of St. Athanasius’ words which are published so proudly on the mast of this blog: “Whoever wishes to be saved must above all keep the Catholic Faith, for unless you keep this faith whole and entire, you will undoubtedly be lost.” These words of St. Athanasius the Great are based upon the words and teachings of Our Divine Lord and the importance of upholding the Truth in both orthodoxy and Tradition in its totality. In past and present Magisteria alike! One pope cannot ignore, contradict or overturn the doctrinal teachings of previous popes or Councils or he is not orthodox nor traditional.
These saintly words by Athanasius ought to be treasured by every heart and soul that desires to be “saved” and reach heaven. In particular, are these holy words addressed to the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church who have been given the duty and privilege to teach and preach the whole Truth of Christ, unsparingly, to the entire world, even a hostile and belligerent world such as it is today. Let us recall again the power of Christ’s Own words, once more: “He, therefore, that shall break one of these least commandments (the Ten Commandments and all the rest of Christ’s teachings by application) and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But he that shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Thus orthodoxy, or correctness and the completeness of Christ’s teaching and words is no option; not for members of the Catholic Church, which, clearly, forbids heresy, nor is it an option for other religions of the world, be they in total error or in part as all Protestantism. It may cost one his immortal soul! Moreover, this absolutely includes, also, by application of Our Divine Lord’s words, everything ever taught by the Church throughout its entire history, including all perennial doctrines of the faith by either popes or councils of the Church in the past. And this likewise translates down to the Sunday sermons of your local parish priest and the Christian doctrine you learn in your local parish in the present. Nonetheless, this admonition of Our Lord’s holds true only for the faithful with those teachers and preachers who are “orthodox” and traditional. No others! Nor can one assume that liberal teachings or doctrines that are in error, such as from unorthodox popes or councils or parish priests and catechism teachers are to be accepted. Above all, these false teachings are to be avoided by any informed Catholic conscience as heresy and heterodoxy are to be avoided, especially, when they are clearly inconsistent with the Church’s teachings of the last 2000 years. And such false teachers or wolves will be severely chastised by God’s justice: “For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 5: 20)
Consider, above all, now the absolute importance of orthodoxy and tradition in the very worship of the Catholic Church in the Tridentine Mass, and the importance, therefore, of this obligation on the part of all Catholics, clergy and faithful alike. In the canon of the Mass, the most holy part of the Mass when Our Divine Lord sacrifices Himself to His Heavenly Father for our sins, we see the following language and the use of the pivotal word “orthodox”: You can observe this in the Latin or English below: “We , therefore, humbly pray and beseech, Thee, most merciful Father, through Jesus Christ; Thy Son, Our Lord that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to accept and bless these gifts, these offerings, these holy and unblemished sacrifices. Which in the first place, we offer up to Thee for Thy holy Catholic Church, that it may please Thee to grant her peace, to protect, unite and govern her throughout the world, together with Thy servant Franciscus, our Pope, our Bishop, and all orthodox believers and professors of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith.” (Add: “Te igitur, clementissime Pater, per Jesum Christum Filium tuum Dominum nostrum, supplices rogamus, ac petimus, uti accepta habeas, et benedicas, haec dona, haec munerea, haec sancta sacrificial illibata. In primis, quae tibi offerimus pro Ecclesia tua sancta catholica; quam pacificare, custodire, adunare, et regere digneris toto orbe terrarium; una cum famulo tuo Papa nostro Francisco, et Antistite nostro , et omnibus orthodoxis atque catholicae, et apostolicae fidei cultoribus.)
In other words no Mass is legitimate if it is not offered by orthodox believers and teachers of the Catholic and Apostolic faith from top to bottom, from the pope in Rome to the orthodox believers in the pews. No sacrifice of the Mass will be blessed or approved by almighty God if it is not orthodox in its teachings or preachings and prayers and offered by similar members of the Catholic Church from pope to priest to people. In short, orthodoxy is not a choice or an option in acceptable worship of God, just as it is essential in a devout Catholic’s faith life. So also, Tradition in worship is likewise imperative, which so clearly is the case with the Tridentine Mass of the ages that goes back in its relevance to the Upper Room and Christ’s Own Last Supper!
Lastly, let us consider the importance of Tradition unmistakably to Our Divine Lord Who said: “Do not think that I am come to destroy the law of the prophets. I am not come to destroy but to fulfill. For Amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled.” Unmistakably, “by their fruits”, Our Lord said, “you will know them.” Undeniably, the liberal Vatican Council II, its popes, its prelates, and its priests; notwithstanding, religious orders of sisters and priests, have watched the Church move from an organized flock of sheep and good shepherd to a sorry lot of goats, who are unruly, uncontrollable, and unconcerned about their salvation, or even hearing of it today. Instead of feeding the flock of sheep with true orthodoxy and Tradition such as the holy Society of Pius X is being fed , independently , or miniscule groups of traditional Catholics around the world, Rome has ignored the sheep and concentrated upon feeding them the food of goats which has devastated the flock everywhere, universally. In fact, the worn out metaphor certainly applies here, “Rome fiddles, while the world burns.”
And so it is today and for the last 50 years of Vatican II renewal and the new catechism and the Conciliar Church! The application of this metaphor reaches the height of its absurdity when we have a pontiff in Rome, named Francis I, who is obsessed with elevating to heavenly glory and sainthood, two of the Catholic Church’s most unorthodox and untraditional of popes in Church history : Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, the former who banished Tradition by invoking the Council and the latter who excommicated it by so doing to the Society of Pius X, all of this while Catholics in Iraq, Syria, and Egypt are decimated by the Islamic sword, their churches burned to the ground, and their lives taken everyday. When will this modernist debacle come to an end?
That is only possible when an orthodox pope of holy Tradition such as Pope Pius XII again takes the throne of Peter to rule the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church of Jesus Christ that was built soundly upon Peter. This could be the current pope’s fate if and when he has a ‘conversion of heart’. When, that is, he becomes a good shepherd like unto our Divine Lord who would lay down his Life for all His Sheep, or for the whole Church, in particular the righteous sheep, that is, including all the traditional and faithfully orthodox Catholics since Vatican II! Even the Society of St. Pius X ! This means the pope becomes a victim of the “Victim of Love” and His eternal sacrifice by laying down his life for his sheep. And this means no shepherd is a good shepherd who is not orthodox and traditional, as is clear from Christ’s teachings and His actions. Nor is he holy! For if he is not such a pope, then he is not a good shepherd but a “hireling” or one who allows the wolf to attack the sheep, scatter them, and decimate them. The history of the last 50 years up to the present! Lord save us!
In conclusion, it is good to recall here Fr. John Hardon’s words about today’s priests and bishops. Fr. John Hardon was truly one of the greatest teaching priests of all time who wrote over 55 books, helped pen the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and taught theology and philosophy in Latin in several seminaries; he often begged his students to pray for priests and bishops. These are his oft repeated words: “Pray for priests, pray for priests; so many have lost their faith! Pray for bishops, pray for bishops; so many have lost their faith!” Let this be our closing thoughts and words for all priests and bishops. (Fr. John Hardon, S. J. was, indeed, a very holy priest who passed in 2000 and his cause is already under scrutiny by Rome for sainthood.)
Pax in Christo Per Mariam,
J. Hughes Dunphy
(to be continued)