by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
If you have never read the history of the Church, you may be totally unaware that there have been corrupt clergy and bishops from the beginning. Have you heard of Judas Iscariot? or read St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians?
In the writings of the Saints and Fathers of the Church we usually only hear one side of the internecine war of words launched by faithful clergy and unfaithful clergy, in mutual criticism.
But with Pope Francis we have right out in the open a clear record and example of what corrupt clergy think of honest clergymen.
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The Lord Jesus gave Pope Francis an extraordinary grace, the change to do his papacy over right the second time. He has had more than 180 days to shape up. But it is clear from his recent interview, that he has totally rejected the tremendous graces the Lord Jesus has offered him as St. Peter’s successor.
Since I believe totally in the words of Christ and His power, and since I know how the Lord has treated anti-popes turned pope in the past, from my reading of papal history, I presage that this interview is the last straw, and that Christ’s patience is now exhausted, on account of its horrible international scandal given to all His priests and all His faithful world wide.
The restoration of the moral order requires that the fidelity to orthodoxy and its necessary union with a life of holiness be vindicated in the public forum.
And that requires and invokes a Divine Intervention.
I won’t be surprised at the outcome, but faithful Catholics have done their all to give this man a second chance.
Finally, I would point out that Bergoglio’s entire fundamental conception of the relation of morality to progress is more akin to Sabbatean ideals, than Christian ones. Because, while it is true that a man knows himself more to be a sinner and in the need of God’s grace, when he sins and learns humility from his fall, it is only licit to pursue such self-knowledge by the perfect and humble observance of the Divine Law, not by transgressing it. — So, I will throw out this question to my readers, “Was someone in the family or lineage of Jorge Mario Bergoglio a Frankist or Sabbatean Jew?” For those who wish to investigate, you can find the basic genealogical information about Pope Francis, here.