21. January, 2014Blog Post 45 comments

1. While visiting with a group of refugees at the Sacred Heart parish in Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis said:

“Sharing our experience in carrying that cross, to expel the illness within our hearts, which embitters our life: it is important that you do this in your meetings. Those that are Christian, with the Bible, and those that are Muslim, with the Quran. The faith that your parents instilled in you will always help you move on.”

2. As Catholics, we understand that the “illness within our hearts” is more than just the anxiety and sadness that accompany all who mourn and weep in this valley of tears; rather, the true source of man’s embitterment is separation from God.

3. Jesus Christ alone is the Divine Physician by whose “stripes we are healed.” (cf Isa 53)

4. The Qur’an maintains that Our Blessed Lord is but a mere man and nothing more. It is, in other words, a book of blasphemous lies, offensive to Almighty God and to those who love Him in truth.

5. One may cling to the Qur’an until their dying breath, but apart from Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, there is no salvation.

6. Those parents who instilled in their children a “faith” in the false god of the Qur’an have accomplished little more than perpetuating a lie, consigning their offspring to death.

7. Jesus Christ commissioned His Church to baptize all nations in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe everything whatsoever that He has commanded.

8. The Vicar of Christ has a duty to carry out this mission.

9. Pope Francis failed both Our Lord and the Muslims to whom he spoke at Sacred Heart parish in Rome.

10. Pope Francis joined those Muslim parents in perpetuating a lie that essentially consigned their offspring to death.

11. We must pray and fast for the pope.

What now? Pass this along to those who as yet do not realize the extent of the crisis of faith besetting the Catholic Church in our day; the diabolical disorientation that has taken hold of the sacred hierarchy even to the highest offices in Rome, so they might know for what they must offer oblation in reparation for such grave offenses against the Sacred Heart of Our Blessed Lord.

  1. linda stella zentner January 21, 2014 4:48 pm

    I know.
    Heartsick, Mr. V., heartsick.
    Archbishop Lefebvre, pray for us.

  2. Kallistos January 21, 2014 5:45 pm

    It is so very sad. Our Blessed Lord has been dethroned. And all this is done through soothing words. Words that may touch one’s heart strings, but do not lead to Christ. We are fed milk, but we need beef.

  3. Halina January 21, 2014 6:41 pm

    To understand the erroneous mind of Pope Francis, we must go to the root of where it came from.

    What does the Council say about Islam?
    ……Upon the Moslems, too, the Church looks with esteem. They adore one God, living and enduring, merciful and all-powerful, Maker of heaven and earth and Speaker to men. They strive to submit wholeheartedly even to His inscrutable decrees, just as did Abraham, with whom the Islamic faith is pleased to associate itself…….(they do not mention that Moslems, are the followers of Ishmael the son of the slave woman from Egypt……not the beloved son of Abraham, Isaac). Though they do not acknowledge Jesus as God, they revere Him as a prophet. They also honor Mary, His Virgin
    Mother; at times they call on her, too, with devotion. In addition they await the day of judgment when god will give each man his due after raising him up. Consequently, they prize the moral life, and give worship to God especially through prayer, almsgiving, and fasting……

    Most Catholics probably think, that there are just some slight differences between us and the Moslems. It is true, they do not recognize the Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ……BUT that is NOT very important thing! What these ‘corruptors’ of the holy Faith do not say that the Moslems reject absolutely the Holy Trinity…….The Jews and the Moslems agree on that! A consequence of such text is that the German bishops have ordered all the parish priests to let the Moslems use their parish halls and kindergartens for their worship…….this plague spread……

    How about this……every year Rome itself, the Holy See, give an address of greeting to Moslems at the beginning or end of their fasting month, Ramadan, calling the blessing of Allah upon them……..Miserere!

    Who can count the evils coming from this Council…….what Islam did not achieve in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it is achieving today by peaceful means, by the immigration invading all our countries…….while those who should speak OUT against these EVILS are SILENT…..or, rather they are busy persecuting Catholics for being Catholic…….Miserere!

    If you ask the Blessed Virgin Mary what she thinks about Jesus she will say: “HE is the only Saviour. My divine Son is the only GOD, and His Church is the only divine religion, instituted by God Himself. You must recognize and believe this order to be saved! AMEN!

  4. Catholic militant January 21, 2014 6:47 pm

    #12–Don’t allow Pope Francis to teach your children catechism!

  5. Declan January 21, 2014 7:13 pm

    You and your horde of followers here are very sick people. God help YOU.

  6. Stephen January 21, 2014 7:24 pm

    Pray and fast for Declan as well

  7. Hannah January 21, 2014 8:48 pm

    Truly horrible. This is religious indifferentism.

    (Catholic Militant, would you happen to be Michael Voris? I’ve seen you sign your name as “Mr. V.”?)

  8. Dumb_ox January 21, 2014 8:50 pm

    I have quoted from Pope John XXIII’s Ad Petri Cathedram quite recently, but I think it is worth repeating the whole paragraph in this context, given Pope Francis’ intention to canonize the author of these words:

    “Some men, indeed do not attack the truth willfully, but work in heedless disregard of it. They act as though God had given us intellects for some purpose other than the pursuit and attainment of truth. This mistaken sort of action leads directly to that absurd proposition: one religion is just as good as another, for there is no distinction here between truth and falsehood. ‘This attitude,’ to quote Pope Leo again, ‘is directed to the destruction of all religions, but particularly the Catholic faith, which cannot be placed on a level with other religions without serious injustice, since it alone is true.’ Moreover, to contend that there is nothing to choose between contradictories and among contraries can lead only to this fatal conclusion: a reluctance to accept any religion either in theory or practice.”

  9. Patt January 21, 2014 8:57 pm

    I must keep reminding myself, (after reading Pope Francis’ daily comments), that I belong to the ONE, TRUE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC church founded by Christ Himself–2000 years ago.
    Hope somebody reminds the Pope.

  10. Backtothefuture January 21, 2014 9:32 pm

    He probably thinks Catholics and muslims worship the same God(false)

  11. Backtothefuture January 21, 2014 9:36 pm

    Not once did he mention Jesus

  12. Catholic militant January 21, 2014 9:52 pm

    Hannah: No, I am not Michael Voris! My Mr. V. was referring to Mr. Verrecchio.
    Sorry about the confusion when I signed off. I also am not a fan of Mr. Voris. He may be traditional-minded, but he is not Traditional. Maybe some day he take the step.

  13. Carolyn January 21, 2014 9:56 pm

    I was just reading a children’s book about saints to my children.
    Four of the stories were about women martyrs who were brutally killed (beheaded, tortured). We also read about St. Patrick who spent 25 years converting (yes, converting) the Irish to the faith. These saints lived and died for the love our Lord and Savior. How offensive it is to think the one who is the head of our Church does not preach the Gospel to these little ones. I ask God that I may love Him more and to lead others to the faith.

  14. Jackryan January 22, 2014 1:53 am

    Ask yourselves. Can you imagine Jesus saying this?

  15. Joe of St Therese January 22, 2014 2:16 am

    What a stark contrast from the Ragensburg address given by Pope Benedict XVI….God have mercy on us.

  16. saluto January 22, 2014 6:28 am

    This pope seems either satan’s biggest useful idiot since a previous Pope put buddha on the Altar (I know he didn’t do it personally but he might as well) or maliciously determined to be part of the problem of perdition. There is nothing coming from him that evinces even the slightest awareness of being part of the Truth of Salvation. He seems to be a post-christian pope. his indifference for the Faith, its Papacy, its Martyrs, its papal language, its Tradition of vouchsafed Truth, from day one was evident for all to see. He’s a danger to every soul not in a state of grace, and even in a state of grace, and now he’s spending the Church dry on multinationals to ‘clean house’. Mr Bishop, if you would but convert to Catholicism we could save a bundle of souls and money. If he is Catholic in the REAL sense, I need a microscope to find the evidence. He is an affront to every one of his predecessors, even JPII with his unfortunate assisi ‘inspiration’, which if they (the contemporary popes) would but consult their predecessors (those prior to the ruinator PaulVI), they would go, well that was a really bad idea, thank God I was wise enough to consult the wisdom of my Fathers on this.

    p.s. http://romancatholicworld.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/espresso-with-marielena-they-trapped-me-here-in-rome-and-they-wont-let-me-come-home/

    declan, there’s a reason Christ said, will the Son of Man find Faith when He returns and Bergoglio, unfortunately, is an example of what He was speaking of. God bless, and keep seeking, asking and knocking. Knowledge of the Truth is knowledge of Christ, not those who deny Him or hate Him, which islam does. p.s. read about the prophecies about the mahdi and how this muslim shiite mahdi is supposed to be the messiah and he will having their ‘jesus’ at his side crushing the cross.

  17. S.Armaticus January 22, 2014 12:54 pm

    Declan says:
    “You and your horde of followers here are very sick people. God help YOU”, in the same committing the gravest sin one can commit as a liberal: hypocrisy. And judgmental hypocrisy to boot.
    May the god of the Mohammedans have mercy on your soul.
    For the rest of us, pray that Declan converts from liberalism to the One True Catholic Faith.
    St. Vincent of Saragossa, ora pro nobis.

  18. Andy January 22, 2014 1:44 pm

    @Halina, is that text of yours or you copied it?

    If you wish to preach the Gospel to the infidels, go on! Leave you cozy, warm, safe home and start the mission in your city. Instead of having a donner kebab or knefe, preach!

  19. Andy January 22, 2014 1:52 pm

    @ Halina, you quote the NA, do you think that it would be better to set the Catholic relations with the world religions according is the spirit of the constitution of the Muslim Brotherhood?
    Once you quote the differences found between Christinity and Islam, go, please, a step further and read some texts of the Arab Christians who attempted to lead theological dialogue with Islam in the 9-12 cent. But i do warn you, they are not Latin Christians.

  20. S.Armaticus January 22, 2014 2:59 pm

    Apropos… converts…
    Some good news from the lost territories: New springtime in Norway. Link here: http://www.andrewcusack.com/2013/08/12/some-norwegian-catholics/. Abridged version is follows:
    “Writers, politicians, journalists, academics — Norway’s Catholics seem an intellectual bunch. The Church in Scandinavia is on a slow but steady ascendant, and it’s telling (of both the rise and fall of many) that there are now more seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Nordic countries than there are for all of Ireland.”
    Please keep these converts in your prayers.
    PS Today’s converts are tomorrows traditionalists. ;)

  21. Halina January 22, 2014 3:19 pm

    Andy, you are confusing…..get to the point!
    I will do my best to answer you later on.

    What does the Council say about Islam?…….from “Nostra Aetate” No.3
    ……Upon the Moslems, too, the Church looks with esteem. They adore one God, living and enduring, merciful and all-powerful, Maker of heaven and earth and Speaker to men. They strive to submit wholeheartedly even to His inscrutable decrees, just as did Abraham, with whom the Islamic faith is pleased to associate itself…….(they do not mention that Moslems, are the followers of Ishmael the son of the slave woman from Egypt……not the beloved son of Abraham, Isaac….My emphasis). Though they do not acknowledge Jesus as God, they revere Him as a prophet. They also honor Mary, His Virgin
    Mother; at times they call on her, too, with devotion. In addition they await the day of judgment when god will give each man his due after raising him up. Consequently, they prize the moral life, and give worship to God especially through prayer, almsgiving, and fasting……

  22. Jack Archer January 22, 2014 6:36 pm

    “We must know that we are pilgrims, and that we are on our way. Any man who does not yet believe in Christ is not on the way. He is wandering astray…It is from going on, and not knowing where, that all error comes. The Lord is calling us to the way… we [Christians should] exhort and encourage those who wander in vain superstition and false beliefs, all most dear to us, to come to the way, to walk in the way; as those already in the way should exhort and encourage one another! For no one reaches the heavenly Jerusalem save he who is in the way”
    - St. Augustine, Miscellania Agostiniana, D. Gervase Morin, Sermones Reperti, Mai, XIII: De Peregrinatione hajus vitae, p. 285.

  23. Padraig 69 January 22, 2014 6:56 pm

    I thank God that I have found access to a weekly Mass centre served by the SSPX.These holy Priests are keeping alive the Catholic faith,for which so many martyrs willingly gave their lives during the Reformation of the 16th Century and are a continuation of the religion into which I was Baptised, made my First Holy Communion and in which I was Confirmed.My advice to all who are disillusioned by this dodgy Pontificate should seek out Masses provided by the SSPX and pray that this downward, destructive spiral of the Church leadership will quickly burn itself out.

  24. steve January 22, 2014 10:59 pm

    Louie: I’m confused. Isn’t there a ‘secret club’ I can join for more information on what pope (ha ha) Francis actually meant to say, wanted to say, accidentally said, or if he was speaking off the cuff, had a headache that day, didn’t read the script correctly his handlers had given him earlier, or thought moslems must worship the same God as him because they like they way he cleans their feet? But secret club or not, at least Francis isn’t changing Catholic doctrine; just Catholic thinking. I was reading in another ‘secret club’ exclusive that there is a 12th thing to share: the Catholic world is about to go from the smoke of satan into the fire — and real soon.

  25. Edu January 22, 2014 11:17 pm

    God Bless for your excellent comment. If I may ask though, how can a “post-Christian pope” be “pope”, or one who needs to be converted to Catholicism for that matter?

  26. Edu January 23, 2014 12:05 am

    Watching the above video, one gets the impression of listening to a social worker totally clueless about the catholic faith who might possibly be a “Catholic” brought up under the conciliar religion with a costume of the papal garb, but certainly not the Roman Pontiff of the Holy Catholic Church, Supreme Pastor of souls.

  27. Ferrotomb January 23, 2014 12:07 am

    This makes me feel sad and confused.

  28. saluto January 23, 2014 1:16 am

    edu, thanks, ‘scuse my hyperbole, I meant in his mind or words or whatever is making do and say very unCatholic things.

  29. saluto January 23, 2014 1:20 am

    p.s. he awarded his buddy rabbi skorka an award from a Catholic institution, and I thought that celebrating the refusal/denial of Christ is post Christian. this same rabbi co-authored a book with bergoglio.

  30. saluto January 23, 2014 1:35 am

    re islam, over Ramadan they slaughter millions of sacrficial animals to their god for the propitiation of their sins; a Muslim must make a pilgrimage at least once in their life to circle the qaaba in mecca, its a giant black cube with ancient idols inside it. but then how would one know, if you’re no Muslim you’re not permitted anywhere near. Walid Shoebat, ex-muslim, says they believe an ancient goddess lives in there and that they must pay homage. the belief, fear of propitiation of the jinn is also a huge part of islam. Islam, like modernism, is a syncretism of heresies. for a pope to encourage people in such devilry is beyond appropriate words. read, ‘why I left Islam’, or visit ‘religion of peace’, site, Islam is not a bequeast of God’s revelation.

  31. saluto January 23, 2014 1:41 am


    me too, keep praying, visit Our Lord in the blessed Sacrament, He will sort out the confusion. God bless. remember He wept for us, so it’s good for us to the same at times.

  32. saluto January 23, 2014 3:06 am


    unfortunately this is all too accurate in our day and age.

  33. Leo January 23, 2014 4:10 pm

    No doubt to Declan we are very ‘sick’ people.
    So what? We’re supposed to be against the world.
    And the world will never be able to deal with that.

  34. Lake Erie January 23, 2014 8:01 pm

    @Steve — would you kindly clarify this: “I was reading in another ‘secret club’ exclusive that there is a 12th thing to share: the Catholic world is about to go from the smoke of satan into the fire — and real soon.”

    It would help if we all knew to what ‘secret club’ site you were referring. So many just drop these tease phrases in comments and leave the rest of us wondering to what they are referring. Do we have to decipher the secret code to know? Or is this a joke and there is no “twelfth thing to share”?

  35. Christophorus67 January 23, 2014 8:51 pm

    This man frightens me! It looks to me that we are in the midst of the Great Apostasy. The Bride of Christ is unrecognizable in these times as Christ himself was during His Passion. In order to believe this relativist drivel, we must deny all of the Pope’s predecessors (until Paul VI), the holy martyrs who were tortured and killed trying to convert those that our our leaders are having “faith gatherings” with, We must deny centuries of writings of the Saints and Doctors of the church, and ultimately Christ himself i.e. “He who is not with me is against me” etc. God help us!

  36. steve January 23, 2014 10:14 pm

    Lake Erie: understand. I believe that Louie was referring to a certain Catholic writer who is constantly defending Francis’ ludicrous statements, usually by, as Louie’s takeoff did, using one to 12 points to claim what the pope really meant to say. At the end of this person’s absurd reasoning, he heralds his own ‘secret club’ where readers can get more ‘information.’

    In Louie’s wonderful takeoff, he used the writer’s standard last line “What now?” and I continued on with the unnamed author’s silly ‘secret club’ tag.

    So, in my sarcasm, there is no ‘secret club.’. I was just referring to a person who thinks they know what the pope thinks and is a paid writer to tell us how wonderful everything is. Hence, my personal comment, as if anything were to be discovered in any ‘secret club,’ it would be that Catholics need to wake up that the smoke of satan is now showing signs of very hot devouring flames.

  37. Leo January 23, 2014 11:37 pm

    You know, I’ve about had it with Pope Francis.
    This snarky false humility of his is getting old.
    Our Lord did not enter into this world to ‘engage’ it – unless one means engaging as in combat.
    He came to save those whom His Father had given Him to save – His words, not mine – and set a fire upon the earth – again, His words.
    His work done by the Redemption, He returned to Heaven, where He now sits in glorious majesty as King of Kings.
    This is His PRESENT reality.
    He is not now some memory or symbol of hippie do-gooding or such nonsense. He was often quite violent and unyielding in his communicating.
    When He returns, He will return as He is NOW – a glorious, all-powerful remunerator and dread Judge.
    The Pope is His vicar and representative on earth as He is NOW – the King of Kings. That means he must tell it straight (just read how St. Peter spoke after Pentecost for an idea).
    If Pope Francis wants to be a Franciscan, and follow that particular charisma in all humility and self-efacement, than he should so.
    But do NOT take on the responsibilty of representing Our Blessed Lord before the world as some sort of individual who is attempting to be oh so much more milder and ‘friendlier’ than He ever intended to reveal Himself to be.
    I know that my Blessed Saviour is merciful and loving. I have personally experienced that truth.
    But I know I can only rely upon His infinite mercy because it is of a piece with His infinite justice.
    The loving Saviour I need is an Almighty Saviour. Not a limp dishrag.

  38. saluto January 24, 2014 3:15 am

    ditto, Leo.

    re: the shoebat link, I checked out their site. seems dodgy to me. i wouldn’t ‘support’ this. something doesn’t smell right.

  39. The Observer January 24, 2014 4:09 am


    You state that the people on this blog are sick people and ask God to help them. With what do you want God to help them? Should he help them be good Catholics, good Muslims, or something else? Following the lead of Pope Francis, it is an open question of how God can help us since we have heard from his previous statements that God is not Catholic and that the Quran is a means of guidance for those who embrace it.

  40. josip3 January 26, 2014 10:07 am

    Francis then talked about the importance of sharing suffering: “It is important you do this when you meet. Those who are Christians with the Bible and those who are Muslims with the Koran, with the faith you have received from your fathers, a faith that will always help you move forward. Share your faith, because there is one single God, the same God.”


  41. Catholic in Brooklyn January 29, 2014 10:26 pm

    “The good Hindu, the good Buddhist, the good Confucianist, the good Moslem, are all saved by Christ and not by Buddhism, Islam or Confusianism, but through their sacraments, their prayers, their ascetism, their morality, their good life.”

    “Every religion in the world has a segment of the truth.”

    “I have always contended in talking to missionaries, that we are not so much to bring Christ to peoples as we are to bring Christ out of them.”

    You probably think these quotes are from the “evil” Pope Francis. Well, you are wrong. The Venerable Bishop Sheen wrote these in his autobiography, “Treasure in Clay.” I do not think Bishop Sheen would have any problem with Pope Francis, and in fact, would probably be one of his biggest cheerleaders.

  42. Tariq March 8, 2014 9:26 am

    Show me the word trinity in the bible

  43. ONE WAY March 22, 2014 7:53 am

    As usual the Pope is denying that Jesus is the ‘only’ way.
    (John 14:6) Jesus said to him, ”I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
    And when Jesus says No one, He means No one.

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