What angered the tyrant Francis most about the Synod wasn’t that he couldn’t get the bishops to directly enable his blatant sacrilege against Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  It’s that he couldn’t muscle them into consent.  Liberals become furious when they can’t force you to do their evil.  But just like Obama and his Congress, Francis is going to prevail.  He’ll have his mortally sinful reception of Communion.  He had just wanted to give the impression that the entire Church agreed with his new religion.

Yesterday it was barely noted that the Lutheran delegation reported the Vatican gave them Holy Communion at Mass. They were told to receive if their consciences had no objections.  Regardless of the fact that if one’s conscience held him back he may as well become Catholic, Francis said the same last Fall to an Italian Lutheran group.  For that single act he should have been asked to step down from the papacy, but there were no bishops to do it.

Today we learn that, after repeatedly defying the Church law himself and washing women’s feet Maundy Thursdays, Francis has decreed his crime legal.  It was a concession to common practice, see?  ‘Everyone was doing it’.  Isn’t that what every sinner and criminal says?

Everyone cheats on their spouses, sure.  They all lie about how much money they earn, right?

Just try washing exclusively men’s feet now.  Hello convent chaplaincy!

This is how we’re going to get official sacrilegious Communion:  by decree, and in deference to common practice.

Pope Francis regularly says things that are not Catholic just like his precursor did, the evil and vulgar Martin Luther.  Perhaps more frightening is that the world is completely invested in this new FrancisChurch.  Top consultants strategize its moves, presenting slick one-world videos, and prompting the Curia to speak the language of the cult of Francis.

The Vatican was quick to scramble when it was reported that a woman in Francis’ encampment of pet homeless people had given birth near the Bernini columns.  Spokesman Fr. Lombardi said papal almoner, Abp. Konrad Krajewski, kindly offered her shelter in the Vatican’s home for young mothers.  Lombardi wouldn’t give him credit though when asked, for all his works for the homeless are done in the name of Francis.






Damian Thompson broaches the subject of the two-pope quandry today by first announcing that he’s about to wildly speculate.

Would Benedict have resigned if he knew Francis would succeed him? Purely hypothetical but interesting. Benedict must have known there was a chance that Cardinal Bergoglio would succeed him. My guess is that when the Argentinian emerged on the balcony the Pope Emeritus was dismayed but concluded that God works in mysterious ways. A more interesting, albeit even more hypothetical, question is whether Benedict would have resigned if he’d known Francis would call a synod that threw open the question of whether divorced and remarried Catholics should receive Communion.

My guess is that Benedict wasn’t the least bit surprised to get Bergoglio.  After defending the faith for two pontificates, how could he possibly have blamed God for the election of man like Francis?

Why does Benedict wear white?  Benedict’s decision to dress as pope – minus the little mozzetta cape around his shoulders, and switching from red to brown shoes – sends a signal to the faithful. But what signal? We don’t need reminding that he used to be the Supreme Pontiff. My theory is that, by remaining in papal white, Benedict communicates that although he is an ex-pope he is also a living successor of Peter. It would be fascinating to know whether Benedict feels that he retains some spiritual status or responsibility by virtue of having held his office.

Fascinating indeed!  Perhaps he’s almost papal himself.

Do some Catholics believe there are two popes? The Italian journalist Antonio Socci has proposed that Benedict XVI’s resignation was not canonically valid because he was forced out. He and other conspiracy theorists therefore believe there is only one pope, but he is not called Francis. This is nonsense. As for the “two popes” business, no one thinks there are two reigning pontiffs.

I’ve written before that I think it would be a bit of a stretch to expect God, if it were the case, to give the papal charism to a man installed by the enemies of the Church after a reigning pope was pulled down from the thrown.  I’m not sure we can faithfully presume God will go beyond what He’s always done.  I’ve never read that Socci believes Francis is not pope.  He doesn’t think he’s Catholic though, and I have to agree.

I don’t think Socci’s a ‘conspiracy theorist’ like Robert Dear.

In a time where there are two popes, an original and a second, and when such great evil reigns, I don’t think it’s nonsense to ‘speculate’ that the one who was pope first might still be pope.  His resignation may have been compelled by force, under the gun so to speak, and not willed by him at all.  Would that make Francis not Pope?  I don’t know.  Perhaps.  The Benedict XVI situation is almost entirely unprecedented, really.

As to the assertion, “no one thinks there are two reigning pontiffs,”  it seems Thompson is letting his blue blood show.  That fact is no-one with any establishment ‘credibility’ expresses that, but still people must wonder.

Thompson closes with this unfortunate whopper:

Of one thing we can be certain: he believes that the Keys of Peter were handed to Jorge Bergoglio by the Holy Spirit, in whom the faith of the Pope Emeritus has never wavered.

How could the man know that?



interfaith chapel

Interfaith chapel. Please face the wall.

Did you know that God’s actual name is Mercy?  it’s not ‘God.’  It’s not Father, not Son, not Holy Spirit.  It’s definitely not Justice, no!  It’s Mercy.  Just ask the Francis.

Did you know that God’s name, Mercy, is verified on His I.D. card.  His I.D. card says Mercy on it too, so there you go.

Isn’t it a coincidence that the name verified on God’s I.D. card turns out to be Mercy during the Holy Year of FrancisMercy when there are over ten thousand Holy MercyDoors being opened by cowed bishops around the world?  Even Hindus come get the mercy from Francis, I mean, the god whom Francis named.

Did you know that God’s name is also Allah?  I guess it’s Allah and it’s Mercy both, yes?  Well, yes and no.


UPDATE:  Did you know that Francis is also merciful?  Beloved Italian comedian Robert Benigni said Francis was a “waterfall of mercy” who is “dragging the whole Church toward Christianity.”

I suppose he’s a waterfall of God, you might say.  Where was the Church before this ‘merciful one’ arrived to throw a rope around it?  Sliding into the pit of Hell?