I have been silent on the recent remarks made by the Pope in favour of State recognition of homosexual cohabitation seeing that it would likely only contribute to the chaos and confusion created by this man, his handlers, agents, and protagonists.
I had warned Catholics for several years now to hold fast to the Faith, to NOT leave the visible Church (as there is NO other) for some Synagogue of Satan, to gird their loins for greater outrages and scandals emanating from Rome. All of this - sadly - has happened. I conveyed these sentiments the other day to a Catholic friend, who also is a prominent blogger. We also discussed how this man is trying to induce Catholics to leave the Church to engage in "schism". We have news for the Pope: we are not going anywhere.
When I post, my greatest concern is that I do not know the vast majority of readers, I cannot sit down with them for a coffee and have a good heart to heart discussion about the crisis. Hence, I seek to avoid unnecessarily disturbing people, when they already have been deeply disturbed by the spiritual scandals and outrages.
I am seeking to encourage Catholics to hold fast to the Faith no matter what takes place in the Church. As Catholics, we need to take the holy women of Jerusalem as our example, or the Catholics in Japan who held fast for several hundred years without any priests. They had not one building, not one brick, no money, but they had the Faith.
However, after reading Joseph Sciambra's latest post entitled "No Habeo Papam", I wished to direct readers to Joseph's blog to see the immense spiritual and psychological damage Francis has created. We need to pray for, and encourage Catholics who are afflicted with same-sex attraction to remain with Holy Mother Church, knowing that She (seemingly "tough" on homosexuals) has only their eternal salvation in mind. Joseph Sciambra is one such faithful Catholic who had same-sex attraction and was deceived and lied to by evil priests about homosexuality. We need to hear what Joseph has to tell us about the Pope's betrayal of faithful Catholics who struggle with this affliction.
Apologists for the current Holy Father, often dismiss or explain his several pro-gay statements are the result of: mistranslations, media manipulation, or confusion among the laity. But I do not think any of these are true. Pope Francis is neither naive nor stupid; he isn’t flippant either. He is methodical. Oftentimes, Francis acts like a predator. At first, they seem caring and sympathetic. Then you start to notice little deceits and lies; you scold yourself for doubting them – after all, they love you. The manipulation and mistreatment starts-out slowly and is sometimes obvious to perceptive bystanders. Later, after the abuse gets worse – you are making excuses for them.
Words have meaning. You can’t take them back. Francis never tries. His apparent approval of gay civil-unions – it’s already starting; not surprising, in my old hometown of San Francisco. Lives are being affected. Damage done. Francis is directly responsible for each soul that is lost. He is the abuser.
It is now a week (?) and we have yet to hear anything coming from Rome. The Archdiocese of Toronto was contacted by the far-left, fanatically pro-"LGBT" Canadian news agency CTV for a comment from Cardinal Collins, to which Archdiocese responded "no comment" until a formal statement comes from Rome. This means Cardinal Collins knows the Pope is wrong, but is a coward. Collins is, whether he realizes it or not, an enabler to this predator and abuser in Rome. Collins is part of the problem.
Let us now contrast the words of the present papal incumbent with those of Pius XI, who, writing about Matrimony and the normal relations of man and woman noted the following:
The evil of this teaching is plainly seen from the consequences which its advocates deduce from it, namely, that the laws, institutions and customs by which wedlock is governed...and though the purpose of matrimony be set aside, as though to suggest that the license of a base fornicating woman should enjoy the same rights as the chaste motherhood of a lawfully wedded wife.
If Pius XI could say that about the State giving the "same rights" to a "base fornicating woman", what would he say of the State giving the "same rights" to those engaged in unnatural sexual acts, in creating counterfeit "unions"? We have the answer on page 13 of Memory and Identity by St. John Paul II the Forgotten, when the late Pope denounced the push for same-sex "civil unions" as an "IDEOLOGY OF EVIL".
Let us now return to Pius XI to see the consequences of undermining holy Wedlock. Here, interestingly, the words apply ESPECIALLY to Francis' duplicitous and deceitful techniques:
Not all the sponsors of these new doctrines are carried to the extremes of unbridled lust; there are those who, striving as it were to ride a middle course, believe nevertheless that something should be conceded in our times as regards certain precepts of the divine and natural law. But these likewise, more or less wittingly, are emissaries of the great enemy who is ever seeking to sow cockle among the wheat. We, therefore, whom the Father has appointed over His field, We who are bound by Our most holy office to take care lest the good seed be choked by the weeds, believe it fitting to apply to Ourselves the most grave words of the Holy Ghost with which the Apostle Paul exhorted his beloved Timothy: "Be thou vigilant . . . Fulfill thy ministry . . . Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine."
Pius XI wrote of standing in the "ruin" and proclaiming the truth. What would he say that his successor (instead of being vigilant and fulfilling his ministry) is, to the contrary an "emissary of the great enemy", and "striving" for "a middle course" to "concede in his time precepts of the divine and natural law" regarding the very relationship between man and woman, by proposing a change in laws and institutions? What would Pius say about the scandalous (indeed gravely sinful) silence of bishops? He would say they are collaborators in the evil perpetrated by the Pope.
Dear Catholic friends, let redouble our resolve to stay with the holy women at the foot of the Cross. Let us stay with Our Mother. Let us NOT abandon Her for some Whore. Let us stay by Her bedside and comfort Her, whilst She is being assailed by the very men who should be serving and protecting Her.
Let us also remember one other very important thing. The pope, ANY Pope, no matter how holy he may be, is only a man. He is NOT the head of the Church; Jesus Christ is the Head and He operates through the Holy Spirit upon His Church. The Pope is but His vicar. The Pope receives special graces, but, he also has free will, and he can refuse those graces. Caiaphas also received special graces, and he threw them all away and orchestrated the greatest crime in history: Deicide.
Let us not forget: on the first Good Friday Our Lord was in total control. He was allowing those evil men to crucify Him of their own free will. Likewise today, Francis and his modern day Sanhedrin of evil Cardinals, are allowed to persecute the Mystical Body; for the Church is in need of purification, and through it will come a renewal of sanctity. The all powerful God draws good out of evil, and we must gird ourselves to be on the winning side of Christ during this purification.
Friends, please pray for Joseph Sciambra and all our same-sex attracted Christian brothers and sisters that they carry their cross (as we carry ours) and remain chaste; that they remain faithful to Jesus and His Church, knowing that if they "run the race" great will their reward be in Heaven.