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A Meditation for Holy Week: There is no Salvation except with the Cross of Christ Jesus

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

God could have forgiven sin by simply willing it. He did not have to order His Son to become incarnate and die on the Cross to redeem us.

Yet, God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that all who believe in Him, may not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16, Vulgate).

God’s incarnation was a scandal to the Jews, who refused to admit that God could take flesh and remain God. So they had Him betrayed by a false apostle and buffeted Him, falsely condemned Him and put Him to death.

But since He was God of Life, He rose from the dead, as the Saving God and as the Redeeming Man.

The passage of Jesus Christ from the glory of Palm Sunday through the horrors of the Cross to the Glory of Easter Sunday is the Mystery of Faith.

Here I use “mystery” and ”faith” differently that what you might suppose. I use the former as in a crime novel, and the latter as the theological virtue.

The path through the Cross and to the Resurrection was necessary for Christ’s Disciples. Because having become true Man, they could hear His teaching and accept it as either coming from a man or from the Son of God. Hence in them, both human faith in the man who stood before them and supernatural faith in the God who stood before them were joined together in a single act.

Human faith however cannot save. Only supernatural faith can save.

Of this supernatural faith, The Apostle Paul says, Without faith it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6)

Thus, to teach us to have supernatural faith it was necessary that Christ do something the acceptance of which would be impossible for human faith. And since human faith is a natural virtue and nature is inclined first of all to preserve its own life, the Cross was the necessary path through which Jesus Christ, as our Redeemer and our Teacher, had to walk to guide us by His example to eternal life.

This is why the Cross is inexplicable to the natural or carnal man. This is why our corrupt human nature draws back at the suggestion of penance, mortification, sacrifice and offering our lives up at risk for the sake of the Gospel. And this is why so few desire the grace of martyrdom, or even the lesser graces of being a victim soul or embracing a religious vocation of penance and sacrifice.

But only in the embrace of total self sacrifice, motivated out of Faith in Jesus, can we follow the call of truly supernatural faith, that which alone can lead us on the path from death to life, from this world to the Resurrection.

This is why, there is no Faith, no supernatural faith, without the Cross. And this is why we must embrace the Cross if we have faith, because that is what faith is about. And this is how we can renew the Church, each of us individually, while doing God’s will on earth.

Faith does not point the way to suicide, faith points the way of self sacrifice for God and neighbor, in the works of mercy, corporal or spiritual, and in the mortification of our corrupt nature in penance and conversion. We must begin with conversion of ourselves and the keeping of God’s commandments, but we must grow into the life of being merciful to others.

This is also why there is not fruit in the apostolate without the apostle accepting suffering. And this is why physical suffering is more necessary than any other kind of suffering. Physical suffering is the only kind that can kill you. Physical suffering, thus, is the only true sacrifice and risk. Though we should be cheerful when any suffering comes upon us on account of our service to God. When we embrace that with faith, we can merit great things for others.

And this is why Our Lord said, Greater love no man hath than he lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13).

Our Lord did not require that we do the greatest sacrifices. But He invites us to follow Him on that path. The salvation of countless souls depends upon that.

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CREDITS: The Featured Image is a photo by Br. Bugnolo of a grate to a side Chancel at Saint John Lateran.

On Jesus Christ’s Perfect Knowledge of all Things

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

This Sunday I had to walk out of the Mass I was attending, at the Homily, since the priest began to preach that Christ was ignorant of His Mission to save men for most of His earthly life. — I did not remain, so that I might not share in his sin; and I left so that he would have a visible, though silent sign, that he sinned grievously.

That any priest preach such a thing is an absolute heresy and an utter blasphemy, as all true Catholics know, since Christ Jesus is not only the All-Knowing God, but the All-Knowing Messiah.

If your priest does not understand why this is heresy and blasphemy, share with him this scholarly article I wrote while at the Angelicum at Rome, which was published in the Spanish Academic Journal, De Medio Aevo, in 2014.

Fiducia supplicans is a Diabolic attack on the 2nd Commandment of the Decalogue

REPRINTED FROM JANUARY 5, 2024 A. D..

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Traduction française

From our earliest days in Catechism class we learn that God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai 10 laws or commandments which obliged every man, woman and child everywhere and for all times. The keeping of the 10 Commandments — also known as the Decalogue, from the Greek for “the 10 Words or Sayings” — is the most fundamental condition for being a friend of God, as Christ Jesus teaches, “If you love Me, keep My Commandments” (John 14:15).

The 2nd Commandment Revealed to Moses

You can find the text of the 10 Commandments in two places in the Old Testament: in the Book of Exodus 20:2-17, which Moses wrote to record the Passover of the Hebrews from the slavery of Egypt to the religious liberty of the promised Land; and in the Book of Deuteronomy 5:6-21, where Moses writes them down a second time, as he recounts in his final years, the wondrous deeds the Lord had done.

In the Catholic Church, we number the Commandments in a synthetic manner, following neither the numerical order found in the Book of Exodus nor in the Book of Deuteronomy, since as a didactic method, the Doctors and Fathers of the Church had reordered them in proper theological order, for memnotic sake.

So, the Second Commandment reads in our Catechisms, “Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord in vain.” — This corresponds to Exodus 20:7, which reads in the Douay Rheims English translation:

Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the Name of the Lord his God in vain.

And to the Deuteronomy 5:11, which reads in the same translation:

Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: for he shall not be unpunished that taketh His Name upon a vain thing.

Why does God command the proper use of His Own Name?

From the two scriptural verses we see that the universal prohibition of the misuse of the Divine Name is founded upon the same moral principal: Yahweh, the one true God, is Our God and Lord, and therefore we must show the obedience of faith in the respect of that Word which names Him as such.

As Saint Bonaventure explains in his commentary on the First Book of Master Peter Lombard, God is called “God” because that word names Him, the Eternal Infinite Being. In English, our word, “God” names Him not as the eternal infinite being, but as the One who is invoked in prayer — this is the origin of the Old Germanic word, “God”.

Again, as St. Bonaventure teaches in the same place, but God is named “Lord” not on account of being God, but on account of creating creatures, because there is no one in God who is subjected to another, as a servant is to a Lord, or who has superiority as a Lord does to a servant. And so, before God created, He was never called Lord. But with the creation of Angels and men, God is now called, “the Lord” because He is the One who made all things.

And this is why God says to Moses, “I am the Lord, thy God. … Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.”

Misusing the Divine Name is the worst of Sins

According to the two passages of Scripture, we can see that the misuse of God’s Name can never be without guilt and will never go unpunished. From this teaching the Saints and Doctors of the Church explain that blasphemy against God is punished the worst and most by God than all other sins. That means it is far worse a sin that adultery or murder or theft. And this is because it is a sin against God Himself, Who is of infinite dignity, majesty and holiness.

Now to take the name of the Lord “in vain” means to do so unnecessarily, that is when there is no need to name Him. Because one should not use a name of anything, except to name it; so one should not use the name of a person, except to name him. — For example, no one shouts out, “Thomas Aquinas!’ when he smashes his finger, accidentally, while misusing a hammer. For there is no purpose in naming the Dominican Saint at such a moment.

All the more reason, we should NEVER utter the Name of God without the purpose of referring to Him or invoking Him. So important is this, that in the Book of Job, God praises Job and not his learned friends who spoke so eloquently about God and His justice. As Peter Kreft says: this is because Job’s friends named God to talk about Him; but Job named God to talk to Him.

Invoking God’s Name to approve of evil is an even worse Sin than misusing It

So we can imagine how great the sin is, if we were to use the Name of God in something that is not only useless, but evil, sinful, or even worse to approve of evil or sin!

That is the spiritual equivalent of rubbing the Divine Face into the mud of moral depravity.

And this sin becomes all the greater, if one not only names God with the word, “God’ or its equivalent, but when one uses the revealed names of God, such as “Yahweh” or “Jesus” or some other revealed name such as “Sabaoth”, “El Shaddai”.

And this sin would be even greater if the person misusing the Name of God to approve of sin or evil, had the dignity of one of God’s Ambassadors, as does every Bishop and priest of the Catholic Church.

But Fiducia supplicans is the worst sin ever in world history against the Divine Name

But though we can imagine such a horrific and monstrous perpetration of such a horrible sin; Fiducia supplicans goes way beyond this in moral depravity.

Because in Fiducia supplicans, we not only have advocated that Catholic Bishops and priests approve of sinful unions or sinful despair with the imposition of a blessing which invoked the Divine Name by His sacred ambassadors, but we have also the attempt by the arguments it contains to convince the world that such is not only morally licit, but the more perfect fulfilment of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

Fiducia supplicans, therefore, is a document straight out of the inferno. It is the consummate violation of the Second Commandment of the Decalogue and is certainly worthy of the Antichrist in the universal attempt it is making to overthrow the House of God and the Pillar of Truth, which is the Church.

And for this reason, Fiducia supplicans not only must be entire rejected and condemned, but all those who adhere to it in any way, should be sternly warned of their eternal damnation and the pending Divine Vengeance which they have merited by accepting, agreeing, praising or tolerating it.

Credits: Hell depicted in mosaic in the Baptistry of the Catholic Cathedral of Florence, Italy. The image shows Satan devouring souls and bodies in the Inferno.

It’s a Mortal Sin of Apostasy to reject Apostolic Tradition

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Traduction française

The last 11 years in the Catholic Church have seen so many scandals emanate from Vatican City and from the Catholic Bishops of the world, that Catholics are, after centuries, once again speaking on a daily basis about the sins and crimes of heresy, schism and apostasy.

But one of the topics which has been omitted from reports by all other news outlets, except FromRome.Info, is the rejection of Apostolic Tradition and how important and dangerous such a rejection is for the Catholic world.

Our Holy Faith is founded upon the greatest gift of God to mankind, which distinguishes Catholics from all other men: and here I speak of the gift of knowledge which makes us know the true God has He has revealed Himself and understand His will for mankind in the same authentic sense He Himself has instructed us.

This gift of knowledge is called the Deposit of the Faith. It is called a deposit both because it is a treasury of truth and a pledge given to the entire Church and to each of us to be paid back by faith and fidelity when we arrive to our last hour.

This Deposit of the Faith contains two sources of knowledge and two channels of gifts: Sacred Scripture, which is codified in the Catholic Bible alone, containing all of the inspired books and none of the fake scriptures. And Sacred Tradition, which contains all the non written teachings of Jesus Christ, the Apostles and the prophets of old. These include the Sacraments, Blessings and ways of doing sacred actions or interpreting Sacred Scripture.

That part of Sacred Tradition which was instituted and established by the teaching of the Apostles, to Whom alone the Lord Jesus entrusted His one unique Church, as He was about to ascend into Heaven, is called Apostolic Tradition.

Apostolic Tradition is a vast and authentic resource of information and things, which Christ willed His Church and everyone He loves to have the benefit of. Since this part of the Deposit is so rich and brilliant in clarity, the Catholic Church excels all others which claim the name of “Christian” because She alone knows clearly what is pleasing to Jesus Christ through it.

From the Apostles down to our day, Apostolic Tradition has been handed on by word of mouth, good example, catechesis, and preaching.

Part of Apostolic Tradition regards general things, as the form of the Sacraments. Other parts regard specific ordinances, such as how and why public sinners ought to be excluded from the Sacraments and the Divine Liturgy or offices in the Church.

For this reason, to teach or practice something contrary to Apostolic Tradition is no small sin or crime. In fact, it is not just a heresy, which is an intentional rejection of a truth, but rises to the level of formal apostasy, because to want the Deposit of Faith without Apostolic Tradition would be to want only part of what God has taught and willed, and not the rest. And the soul which does such a thing has turned aside and fallen away from the Will of God as the supreme rule of all religion.

Thus to hold or teach that public sinners can receive the Sacraments of the Living, such as the Eucharist, Marriage, or Ordination is to reject Apostolic Tradition regarding the discipline of the Sacraments. And that would be apostasy.

For this reason, for centuries, Catholics never called Protestants and Anglicans “Christians”, precisely because they rejected in part or whole Apostolic Tradition, without which there can be no Christian religion

This is what Pope Francis during his antipapacy attempted in his private letter to the Bishops of Argentina when he said that such a thing is what he intended with ‘Amoris Laetitia’.

This is what Pope Francis intends also with ‘Fiducia supplicans’, the document of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, on “Gay Blessings” which he also signed in private audience.

But you can reject Apostolic Tradition also if you reject the law of Saint Peter, the Apostle, by which he gave in perpetuity to the Roman Church, the right to elect his successor.

Thus one is not only an apostate from the Catholic religion if he would accept such teachings of Pope Francis, but also if one would reject that the Cardinals had the right to elect the Pope, or in their failure to do so, that the Faithful of the Roman Church had that right.

This shows clearly how many of those who claimed Pope Benedict XVI was pope until their death really did share in the same sin of Apostasy as Bergoglio when they rejected that the Faithful of the Roman Church could legitimately and in a juridically valid manner elected Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.

If this is your sin, then you need to reflect during Lent and ask yourself how you could have allowed yourself to be so misled by fools, charlatans, heretics etc.. to break from the will of Christ for His Church. This is no small sin. You cannot be saved if you dally with it.

You can see that it is a U. S. Government agenda to destroy the Catholic Church’s adherance to Apostolic Tradition by reading these articles, here, here and here. You can find all the articles at FromRome about Apostolic Tradition here.


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Rev. Gommar de Pauw’s 1967 Letter to Pope Paul VI calling for abolition of Vatican II

Editor’s Note: For those Catholics who still cannot figure out why Kennedy Hall is so wrong about Vatican II and why he is wrong, I suggest you read this historical document: the letter of the Rev.  Gommar de Pauw, Doctor in Canon Law and Moral Theology, Professor at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, Head of Faculty, and Catholic priest for his entire life, to understand how a man who dedicated his entire life, soul, career and mind to the service of Christ and His Church speaks about Vatican II in its immediate aftermath. This will help you see who is the fool and who is the wise man.

And from this letter, I will dare to say, that Father de Pauw would agree with my assessment of Hall’s position on Vatican II as “blasphemous”, nonsensical and heretical.

False and True Catholic Militancy

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Traduction française

In the world controlled by Freemasonry, the hallmark of their civilization is to constantly offer the masses the fake version of the truth.

We see this in every aspect of daily life.

In the supermarket, you can find cheese food, instead of natural cheese; wonder bread, instead of real bread; corn syrup instead of sugar; and vegetarian meat substitute instead of real meat.

In the personal care aisle, you can find sunscreen with cancer causing chemicals, body wash with lubricants, cold remedies which cure nothing, and vitamins with daily dosages at toxic levels.

I could go on about almost every other aspect of life, from political parties which claim to be nationalistic, run by Jews, and home construction companies selling houses which will fall apart within 5 years, or appliance companies making dishwashers which self destruct.

And in the Catholic Church we have been given in Vatican II the fake varieties of nearly everything, from the priesthood which is dedicated to social justice, rather than the salvation of souls; religious nuns and monks who are concerned more with action than prayer and personal santification; a Mass which is about entertainment, rather than the worship of God, etc..

False Militancy in the Church

But the push to turn the Catholic Church into a globalist control and recruitment NGO is chiefly advancing because Catholics are beset on all sides with fake offers of militancy.

I say “fake offers” of “militancy”, because as the Church Militant our chief duty is to hear the Holy Spirit and take up arms, sometimes even physical ones, against the opponents of God, Divine Revelation and Sacred Tradition.

But an offer of fake militancy neutralizes this work of the Holy Spirit by convincing Catholics that the tried and true work of Catholic Saints preaching against sin, rebuking errant clergy, and calling for the deposition of heretics, schismatics and the perverse, while sometimes even supporting and participating in Crusades, is wrong, evil, out of date or inappropriate.

On top of that, the forms of militancy which we are urged to embrace are actually designed to take us out of the fight and let the enemies of Christ take control of the battle field.

Among these false forms are Sedevacantism, Sedeprivationism and Traditionalism.

Sedevacantism, a concept developed by a pedophile, is the assertion that after Pius XII or any other given pope, there can never be another valid pope simply because I say so. Sedevacantists use the protestant error of private judgement along with the masonic journalistic error of misquoting your alleged opponent, to convince Catholics to despair that Christ wills the restoration of His Church and will give victory to those who enter the battlefield.

Instead, Sedevacantists push a gospel of despair while satisfying themselves with a spirituality of Jansenists, who thought that their select few were the only righteous persons to be saved.

Sedevacantists spend all their time, accordingly, trying to convince good Catholics to give up the fight, by calling this or that Pope or cleric a heretic, instead of trying to remove from office the cleric they attack.

The other kind of false militancy is Sedeprivationism, where it is claimed that because the Pope(s) has (have) erred or veered from the right path, while he (they) remain(s) in office, there is nothing other Catholics can do but ignore him (them) and found their own churches.

This kind of false militancy attempts to convince Catholics to give up the effort to liberate the Church from ecclesiastical criminals and to simple settle back at be satisfied with their own private chapels.

The most common form of classical sedeprivationism is Cassicianism, which holds or held that Paul VI veered so much from the Faith, that while remaining Pope, he no longer could morally oblige any Catholic by his decrees.

Those who recognized that Pope Benedict XVI was pope until death but refused to seek that he have a successor are also involved in a false militancy, which has dedicated them to seeking a pope in Don Minutella or in making useless petitions to the Cardinals who have no authority to act (Cioncism).

But the most common form of false militancy today is the Traditionalist movement which aims only at having the perfect Latin Mass Chapel, either independent from the local Bishop or under him, as if having the perfect liturgy celebrated by pacifists is going to win this war. In each case, having the chapel and traditional Latin Mass is put at the top of the list, and everything, even fighting corruption in the Church or in the group which says the TLM is sacrificed for that.

True Catholic Militancy

As readers of FromRome.info know, I am always advocating militancy, but of the true kind.

Love for Christ, when it is true, will always lead to the love of the salvation of souls and hence for love of the Catholic Faith, Religion and Church. Such love will always include the desire to remove criminals from the clergy, correct errors in practice and denounce heresies and apostasy, while opposing sacrilege, simony and blasphemy.

True love of Christ requires that we actually rebuke those who are guilty and not be satisfied to talk about their sins in public or private.

True love of Christ is founded also upon an unshakeable trust in Christ that He will always be at one’s back if one fights to purify and protect His Church, His faithful and His teachings.

Thus true militancy is the consequence of a soul on fire with the Holy Spirit, inspired to do something constructive to solve a problem in the Church and in a canonical that is lawful manner. It aims not at acquiring some advantage for myself but for the whole people of God. It employs one’s own personal reputation, resources, talents, time and effort, and it crusades with the zeal of charity and truth, never separating.

True Militancy follows the examples of the Saints of old, putting prayer in the first place, personal integrity of life in the second, and specific goals for reconstructing what has always been on the agenda of the Holy Spirit.

This is why true Militancy today requires a different approach than sedevacantism or sedeprivationism.

And the approach is not pretending that there is no problem with Fiducia supplicans.

  • Nor is it pretending that it is tolerable that some priests comply with that Declaration and others do not.
  • Nor is it in pretending that whatever my priest does in private does not concern me.
  • Nor is it satisfied in only having some voices speak against it now and then forgetting about it tomorrow.
  • Nor does it consist in grifting on the issue today and moving on to grifting on another issue tomorrow.
  • And it certainly DOES NOT consist in listening to grifters for entertainment today and forgetting about the controversy tomorrow, as the grifter moves on to something else.

Rather, it recognizes that Fiducia supplicans must be withdrawn and entirely repudiated by everyone in the Church, beginning with the Pope. And in demanding everyone who has endorsed it, to repent. And if they fail to repent, in removing them from office in the Church.

This true Catholic Militancy is not for the self-centered Catholic. The warriors in this crusade need to be those who never lay down their arms until victory is won. They also have to be true lovers of Christ who fight for the whole Mystical Body and not just to conquer back their neighborhoods.

We must recognize that this horrendous sin of endorsing Fiducia supplicans puts the Apostolic See and every diocese, where its bishop endorsed it, into an impeded state. We must stop funding all their projects and insisting that until they repent they have lost all moral authority to rule over us, being as they are enemies and rebels against God, and we must urge the clergy who remain Catholic to publicly rebuke them for their public sin.

We should form a committee in our diocese, if our Bishop is guilty of such a sin, to see this done, and recruit militant Catholics to participate. And we must constantly emphasize and demonstrate the wickedness concealed in this horrendous document.

Let us pray to the Holy Spirit that He might raise up a generation of Catholics who truly love God and His Church, who truly care for the salvation of all and who are awake enough to avoid the fake forms of militancy which are offered to us to control and neutralize any effort to fight against the enemies of God.

Here at FromRome.info we sponsor the Sutri Movement, which is the effort to get Pope Francis removed from office using the Canonical Means of a Provincial Council. — In addition, I explain to Bishops and clergy that their best canonical position for resisting Fiducia supplicans is in recognizing and publicly declaring the Apostolic See impeded by the horrendous betrayal of Pope Francis of the Gospel. — These two efforts require work and self-sacrifice. They also commit you to true militancy, because they aim at solving the problem for everyone, not simply lamenting it.

For those who want to seek the repentance of their own clergy and Bishop who support Fiducia  supplicans, FromRome.info will be publishing this week a free pamphlet in English, and then in other languages, explaining the horrible evil of the document. This pamphlet will be offered in PDF format so that you can, without charge, have it printed locally in the thousands and get your friends and fellow Catholics to distribute it in your Diocese. The purpose of this pamphlet will be to raise up an army of Catholics who militate for the repentance of your local clergy and the repudiation of this Declaration.

Fiducia supplicans runs counter to What Jesus taught in the ‘Our Father’

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Traduction française

What continues to amaze me and hundreds of millions of Catholics, is that the Bishops who voice any sort of approval or acceptance of the abomination called, Fiducia supplicans, can still pretend to be Christians, let alone Catholics.

This is because the teaching contained in the document runs totally against the Magisterium of Jesus Christ expressed in the most august prayer of Christendom: the Our Father.

Our Father, Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name ….

In English, “hallowed be Thy Name” is the hortatory subjunctive for, “may Thy Name be held Holy.”

But to hold something holy is to keep it safe against theft and misuse.

And that can only be done in regard to the Divine Name, when one makes sure not to pronounce it in vain or in approval of evil.

But the blessing of the wicked, the perverse, the impenitent in any sin or vice, let alone that which cries out to God for vengeance, is to soil the Name of God and treat it as something which can be man-handled at will for any moral or political agenda.

And that is a violation of the whole concept of praying that God’s Name be kept holy.

So we can be 100% certain that Jesus Christ Himself condemns with all the force of His Divine Authority and Power the teaching in Fiducia supplicans and ALL who approve of or authored this document.

Indeed, since the Our Father is the fundamental prayer of Christendom, we can say that Fiducia supplicans is fundamentally anti-Christian, heretical and represents an act of apostasy from Christ.

Contra ‘Fiducia supplicans’

Here you will find a list of essays and editorials written by Br. Alexis Bugnolo against Fiducia supplicans and its pernicious errors

For our complete coverage of ‘Fiducia supplicans’ Controversy, click the ‘Fiducia supplicans’ tab at the end of any article.

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Fiducia supplicans is a Diabolic attack on the 2nd Commandment of the Decalogue

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Traduction française

From our earliest days in Catechism class we learn that God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai 10 laws or commandments which obliged every man, woman and child everywhere and for all times. The keeping of the 10 Commandments — also known as the Decalogue, from the Greek for “the 10 Words or Sayings” — is the most fundamental condition for being a friend of God, as Christ Jesus teaches, “If you love Me, keep My Commandments” (John 14:15).

The 2nd Commandment Revealed to Moses

You can find the text of the 10 Commandments in two places in the Old Testament: in the Book of Exodus 20:2-17, which Moses wrote to record the Passover of the Hebrews from the slavery of Egypt to the religious liberty of the promised Land; and in the Book of Deuteronomy 5:6-21, where Moses writes them down a second time, as he recounts in his final years, the wondrous deeds the Lord had done.

In the Catholic Church, we number the Commandments in a synthetic manner, following neither the numerical order found in the Book of Exodus nor in the Book of Deuteronomy, since as a didactic method, the Doctors and Fathers of the Church had reordered them in proper theological order, for memnotic sake.

So, the Second Commandment reads in our Catechisms, “Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord in vain.” — This corresponds to Exodus 20:7, which reads in the Douay Rheims English translation:

Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the Name of the Lord his God in vain.

And to the Deuteronomy 5:11, which reads in the same translation:

Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: for he shall not be unpunished that taketh His Name upon a vain thing.

Why does God command the proper use of His Own Name?

From the two scriptural verses we see that the universal prohibition of the misuse of the Divine Name is founded upon the same moral principal: Yahweh, the one true God, is Our God and Lord, and therefore we must show the obedience of faith in the respect of that Word which names Him as such.

As Saint Bonaventure explains in his commentary on the First Book of Master Peter Lombard, God is called “God” because that word names Him, the Eternal Infinite Being. In English, our word, “God” names Him not as the eternal infinite being, but as the One who is invoked in prayer — this is the origin of the Old Germanic word, “God”.

Again, as St. Bonaventure teaches in the same place, but God is named “Lord” no on account of being God, but on account of creating creatures, because there is no one in God who is subjected to another, as a servant is to a Lord, or who has superiority as a Lord does to a servant. And so, before God created, He was never called Lord. But with the creation of Angels and men, God is now called, “the Lord” because He is the One who made all things.

And this is why God says to Moses, “I am the Lord, thy God. … Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.”

Misusing the Divine Name is the worst of Sins

According to the two passages of Scripture, we can see that the misuse of God’s Name can never be without guilt and will never go unpunished. From this teaching the Saints and Doctors of the Church explain that blasphemy against God is punished the worst and most by God than all other sins. That means it is far worse a sin that adultery or murder or theft. And this is because it is a sin against God Himself, Who is of infinite dignity, majesty and holiness.

Now to take the name of the Lord “in vain” means to do so unnecessarily, that is when there is no need to name Him. Because one should not use a name of anything, except to name it; so one should not use the name of a person, except to name him. — For example, no one shouts out, “Thomas Aquinas!’ when he smashes his finger, accidentally, while misusing a hammer. For there is no purpose in naming the Dominican Saint at such a moment.

All the more reason, we should NEVER utter the Name of God without the purpose of referring to Him or invoking Him. So important is this, that in the Book of Job, God praises Job and not his learned friends who spoke so eloquently about God and His justice. As Peter Kreft says: this is because Job’s friends named God to talk about Him; but Job named God to talk to Him.

Invoking God’s Name to approve of evil is an even worse Sin than misusing It

So we can imagine how great the sin is, if we were to use the Name of God in something that is not only useless, but evil, sinful, or even worse to approve of evil or sin!

That is the spiritual equivalent of rubbing the Divine Face into the mud of moral depravity.

And this sin becomes all the greater, if one not only names God with the word, “God’ or its equivalent, but when one uses the revealed names of God, such as “Yahweh” or “Jesus” or some other revealed name such as “Sabaoth”, “El Shaddai”.

And this sin would be even greater if the person misusing the Name of God to approve of sin or evil, had the dignity of one of God’s Ambassadors, as does every Bishop and priest of the Catholic Church.

But Fiducia supplicans is the worst sin ever in world history against the Divine Name

But though we can imagine such a horrific and monstrous perpetration of such a horrible sin; Fiducia supplicans goes way beyond this in moral depravity.

Because in Fiducia supplicans, we not only have advocated that Catholic Bishops and priests approve of sinful unions or sinful despair with the imposition of a blessing which invoked the Divine Name by His sacred ambassadors, but we have also the attempt by the arguments it contains to convince the world that such is not only morally licit, but the more perfect fulfilment of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

Fiducia supplicans, therefore, is a document straight out of the inferno. It is the consummate violation of the Second Commandment of the Decalogue and is certainly worthy of the Antichrist in the universal attempt it is making to overthrow the House of God and the Pillar of Truth, which is the Church.

And for this reason, Fiducia supplicans not only must be entire rejected and condemned, but all those who adhere to it in any way, should be sternly warned of their eternal damnation and the pending Divine Vengeance which they have merited by accepting, agreeing, praising or tolerating it.

Credits: Hell depicted in mosaic in the Baptistry of the Catholic Cathedral of Florence, Italy. The image shows Satan devouring souls and bodies in the Inferno.

The Vatican is in a very dark, dark place

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

I want to take this occasion of the first Anniversary of the passing of Pope Benedict XVI to say a word to dispel the very thick propaganda which has been pouring out the Vatican since the reign of Pope John XXIII.

Even an objective observer can see it.

But if you are paid a salary not to see it, you will never admit you see it.

Just look at the facts that every statistician can see, when measuring the Catholic Church by the numbers of priests, religious and laity, etc.. since the year 1950.

All the indicators show a massive collapse after Vatican II. Vocations of all kinds disappeared. Hundreds of thousands of religious and priest left their vocations. Millions of the Faithful stopped practicing the Faith. — Why in the USA alone 50% of those who were baptized Catholic since the Council have left the Church forever.

But at the Vatican they have canonized the Popes who perpetrated the changes which cause this massive pastoral failure. And they seem hell bent on canonizing them all: from John XIII to Pope Francis I, even before he is dead.

And what these statistics cover is millions of souls lost, billions and trillions of mortal sins of sacrilege, impiety, despair.

In sum, the Vatican is in a very dark, dark place of the most arrogant, godless pride and vainglory.  And since no one who is not infected with these vices will ever be promoted by this evil crew of men, without a divine intervention, there is no human hope left for the Church.

Thankfully, Christ our Lord, promised us Divine Interventions.

In the meantime, let’s not regurgitate the lies that John XXIII was inspired by the Holy Spirit — when in fact it was suggested to him by the Freemason Patriarch of Constantinople — or that the “Spirit of Vatican II” is the Holy Ghost — this phrase was coined by Life Magazine at the direction of the CIA — or that there is anything wholesome in the Council’s documents — how could there be, since they were written by men under the direction of the US Department of Defense Program for Ideological Warfare against the Church.

Evil seed, brings forth evil plants, which give forth evil flowers and evil fruits.

The chief of which has been a 70 year campaign of harassment and persecution of good priests and religious by evil, bootlicking godless clergy and religious. Thus, it is no surprise to me that the acceptance of Fiducia supplicans is roughly co-extensive with CIA control of national governments world wide. Where their influence is weaker than the control by other major powers such as Russia or China, we see resistance and rejection.

Likewise, it must be remembered, that Pope Benedict XVI — and this needs to be said — was not the greatest theologian of our age. He was in fact a very confused man who never understood what the Catholic science of theology was about. This is because as a native German, he never understood the Latin tongue well and rejected Scholasticism, which is the very flower and brilliance of all theological discourse. This can be seen in his popular book, “An Introduction to Christianity”, which contains such absurdities as a criticism of the theology of the redemption, wherein he confounds the cause of speaking with the cause for being, and the instrumentality of the shedding of blood with the cause of merit by the Redeemer, and ends up condemning as absurd and offensive a very pious and inspired consideration of Saint Anselm of Bec, accepted by all Saints for nearly 900 years: namely, that for every drop of Christ’s Blood shed there was a measurable merit in the sight of God the Father. A thing which showed how little respect he had for his forefathers in the Faith.

This is why his Declaratio of Feb. 11, 2013 was and will ever remain the cause of endless debates about what Pope Benedict XVI’s intentions were. Because he acted as if he intended one thing, and he signified by what he wrote, something entirely different, theologically and canonically.

And because the Vatican is populated by men addicted to the vice of pride and vainglory, who got their positions by kissing hands and licking boots, Pope Benedict XVI was deprived of the filial and fraternal charity of having someone correct him before he went ahead with it.

But God permitted this Gordian knot as a punishment to this generation. For to a generation which thinks it can manipulate the meaning of words and the perception of reality to suit its own whims and fancies, God Himself arises as Avenger to sow confusion in their camp, so that the savior among men whom they sought becomes their own destroyer.

And Pope Francis is that punishment.

In the meantime, we Catholics are very limited in what we can do to stop this moral collapse in the Church. The confusion about the Renunciation led the Church to break from communion with the True Vicar of Christ for the last 10 year of his life. And this resulted in a horrible spiritual weakness which allowed an anti-pope to push through incredibly heretical documents, with little opposition. Indeed, where is the Bishop in office who dared say Amoris Laetitia, or Laudato si, or the Treaty with China were heretical or schismatic acts?

And this error of the Renunciation would have destroyed the Church forever, if the Catholics of Rome did not act and exercise their Apostolic Right to elect their own Bishop — a right which they legitimately had recourse to when the College of Cardinals failed to do so after the death of Pope Benedict XVI.

And few understand this, because true Catholics in the world are very few. 99% of the information you receive about the Church is from sources which want you to tow the CIA narrative and never question it. But especially never do anything to undermine it. And nearly every talking head and journalist out there is deeply involved in pushing the Big Lie about Vatican II or Pope Benedict XVI’s Renunciation.

Thanks to all the readers of FromRome.Info!

As this year of Our Lord Two-Thousand and Twenty-Three closes, I take this moment, to thank every reader of FromRome.Info who has helped me do my part, as a Franciscan and as a Catholic of Rome, to restore the unity of the Church with Christ’s Vicar and transform an uncanonically elected anti-pope into a juridically validly elected Vicar of Christ.

This is the greatest juridical work the faithful have ever done in the history of the Church, without the assistance of any Bishop or Cardinal.

When Christ called Saint Francis of Assisi to follow Him, He spoke from the Crucifix in San Damiano’s Church (a Saint who was a medic), saying, “Go an repair My Church which you can see is falling to ruin”.

And this is what was done on January 30th, of this year. But like any work of church restoration, bracing the structure to keep it from falling down is only the first step. Next the bad parts need to be ripped out (think, Pope Francis). Quality materials brought in (think a restorer Pope). And then the place needs to be swept out, cleaned and furnished with all new things, which are restorations of her glorious past.

Those who refuse to see this, don’t, in my opinion, have the Church as their Mother.

But for Her faithful sons and daughters, we can rest assured that soon God will send other faithful servants to do the rest of the work of restoration. Let us remember to praise and support them, when they appear.

Credits: Image found here.

With the Holy Spirit, let us go to War against Pope Francis’ Spirit of Apostasy

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Traduction française

Mater Semper Victoriosa

Holy Mother Church cannot be defeated, because as Her Wedding Gift, the Lord Jesus promised Her the Holy Spirit, so that the gates of Hell never prevail against Her.

Thus, while Her faithful sons and daughters move always in accord with the inspirations of the Holy Spirit they can also never be defeated. Because even if you martyr them, God will glorify them.

But in addition, we should pay attention! Because when God’s holy ones are martyred, He raises up hundreds more in their place.

Yes, the blood of the Martyrs is the seed of Christians, as we are often wont to repeat in regard to the Saints whose memories we foster at the Altars of the Lord.

But this is also true on a lower plane, namely, that if you persecute a faithful Catholic, God will raise up a multitude in his place.

In this sense, Holy Mother Church is incapable of being defeated, since like a medusa, when one of Her faithful is cut down, She raises up dozens of others.

The Blood of Martyrs is the Seed of Christians

And this truth we have seen in our own days, and it is wonderful to behold.

Because Pope Francis to silence his critics has removed Bishops who opposed him. Not just Bishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas, though he is one of the most recent and well known to Catholics in the English speaking world.

And by doing this Pope Francis thought he would silence the Faith of Holy Mother Church and stifle the Voice of God in Her.

But lo! Now that he has put his signature on the outrage which is Fiducia supplicans, DOZENS AND DOZENS of Bishops  have overnight become other Bishop Strickland!

And not from the USA, but from 10+ other nations.

So now Pope Francis is opposed from Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and even from Italy.

And this is the work of the Holy Spirit. We have seen it, and thus we must rejoice and give thanks! Loudly!

The Holy Spirit wants you!

But let us not stand on the side lines. Let us join this War of the Holy Spirit against the spirit of apostasy which is promoted by Jorge Mario Bergoglio. —  For it is a thing most glorious to fight with the Saints in time so as to merit a crown with them in Eternity.

So as our Lord and God, the Vivifier of Souls is now pouring forth his graces of righteous anger, zeal for the Faith, integrity of morals and honesty of life and priestly zeal for the salvation of souls, let us promote these things too and join in supporting Cardinals, Bishops and Priests who have joined the ranks of the Holy Ghost and now militant upon Earth against Fiducia supplicans!

Our leaders in this fight at the faithful Bishops who hold jurisdiction, because in them resides the capacity to express the perennial Magisterium of the Church.

So pay attention to what they say and write.

A Word of Caution …

At the same time we should recognize that the forces of darkness will be pushing the counter narrative and flooding social media with falsehoods, misrepresentations, errors, mistakes, disinformation and misinformation.

So be on your guard from paying attention or giving your allegiance to talking heads, laymen and laywomen who have no authority to teach or preach. Whose motives are nearly always to garner fame and attention, and will want to grab your attention during this historic crisis in the Church.

Pope Francis is clearly in the hands of Satan and the intelligence agencies and Globalist interests of this world. We should expect therefore that ever trick of the astute Serpent of old will be employed against these good bishops.

A Good Grand Strategy

For that reason, I urge all to focus on removing the cause of scandal and error which is Fiducial Supplicans. That is, on insisting:

  • First, that Pope Francis remove his signature from the document.
  • Second, that Pope Francis remove Cardinal Fernandez from office, and along with him the Monsignor who co-signed the document.
  • Third, that Pope Francis repudiate the horrendous blasphemies, errors, heresies and errors contained in the Document.
  • Fourth, that Pope Francis declare as contrary to the Catholic Faith the assertion that it can be morally licit to bless sin, sinful unions or give approval to vice, error, or sexual immorality of any kind, including that abomination which cries to God for vengeance.
  • Fifth, that Pope Francis condemn sodomy and define that no one who assents or consents to this sin can ever be saved, with out repentance.
  • Sixth, that if Pope Francis refuses to do the above, that he should renounce the papacy.
  • Seventh, that if Pope Francis refuses to do the above and refuses to renounce, that a provincial council be called to declare him a heretic and self-deposed from the Papacy, the seat being then in a legitimate sede vacante.

And, to accomplish this, to write the faithful Bishops letters of gratitude and thanks for what they have done so far, and urging this 7 point plan to be adopted.

While at the same time contradicting, exposing and refuting all the talking heads who attempt to oppose any of the 7 points.

I give this counsel, for the sake of honesty, so that more Catholics might follow the lead of the Holy Spirit, Who never does anything without a purpose, Who desires the repentance of all sinners, and Who wants all the causes of scandal be removed, so that poor souls be saved and not be turned from the path of salvation.

Holy Mother Church has heard the Voice of the Holy Spirit, and is going to War. Let us who want to be Her faithful sons and daughters, also draw our swords and fight at Her side!

Yes, Christ was born on December 25: Here is the proof

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The Christmas Creche at the Vatican, December 2019, awaiting the Birth of the Child Jesus.

UPDATED ON JAN. 2, 2022

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Traduction française

In this Article I will collect all the pertinent evidence. As I am trained in Cultural Anthropology, I will proceed by a forensic method.

Universal Christian Tradition

… holds that Christ Jesus, the Eternal Son of God, was born of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a grotto of Bethlehem, in the early hours of December 25, in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus, while Saturinus was governor of the Roman Province of Syria (which held jurisdiction over Iudaea), and Herod the Great, King, at Jerusalem.

The forensic requirement to disprove the universal tradition, therefore, must be of the highest level. Namely, those who claim that Christ was NOT born on December 25th have to prove their claim. The presumption of right is with tradition.

For this reason, I am not going to presume the tradition is false or wrong. I aim to cite the evidence which is known that corroborates it.  I am not a Cartesian who thinks that an a priori doubt makes an investigation scientific, because it actually obstructs an impartial consideration of the evidence, wherein there should neither be doubt nor prejudice to either side of the outcome.  Nevertheless, I am an anthropologist, so I know that the universal Christian testimony of the ages is EVIDENCE which cannot be discounted.

In such an investigation, we look for evidence which requires that the birth of Jesus be no later than an no earlier than. These two limits or time points, are called the non postquam and the non antequam, or the point not after which, and the point not before which, respectively.

The Life of King Herod sheds light on the Non Postquam

The narrative in the Gospel of Saint Matthew cites some important historical facts. Let’s begin with the visit of the Magi to the court of Herod. The presupposition of this testimony of Saint Matthew is that Herod was holding court at Jerusalem.

Herod, at the end of his life had very poor health and knew his end was near. At the same time he grew arrogant and insisted on imposing his religious views upon the Jews of Jerusalem. Herod was half jew and mixed-in pagan practices. He went so far as to set up an image of the imperial Roman Eagle above the gate of the Temple, at the entrance to the Court of the Gentiles. This was outside the Temple precinct, but it outraged the zealots. Their rabbis convinced their young men to tear it down. This caused a riot and Herod had the rabbis and the young men who participated in stealing the image sent to Jericho to be executed. They were executed, by being burnt alive, on the night of a Full Moon. We know of these events from Josephus Flavius’ history of the era, entitled the Antiquities, Book XVII, chapter VI, n. 5.

We can deduce several things from Josephus’ account: Herod was still in Jerusalem when the zealots were executed. He was capable of great brutality just as Saint Matthew says. And that the execution took place on January 10, 1 B.C.. (Note that after 1 BC comes 1 AD, there is no year 0), because that is the only Full Moon visible at Jerusalem in this period.

According to historians, Herod left for Jericho, to partake of its curative waters some time no later than the mid of February of the same year.  This means that the Magi had to have found Herod at Jerusalem no later than Mid February, 1 B.C.  This is the non postquam, since the Magi could not have visited both the Child Jesus and Herod after mid February, 1 B.C..

Tradition holds that the Magi visited Christ on the Epiphany, which is on January 6th.

This non postquam is confirmed by the Roman Historian, Macrobius, in his Saturnalia, Book II, n. 11, where he says that Herod ordered the slaughter of newborns under 2 years of age, at the time of the death of his own son, Antipater.  Antipater died 5 days before Herod, who himself perished on April 8, 1 B.C.. So the slaughter of innocents had to have been ordered after April 2nd and executed before Herod’s death.  — It is interesting to note that Passover took place on April 6, in 1 B.C.. — The loss of his heir, Antipater, would have given Herod strong reasons to seek the slaughter of any rival King of the line of the House of David, thus confirming Saint Matthew’s account.

The non postquam enables us to make a first guess at a non antequam when we add the requirements of the Gospel of Luke who says that after 40 days, Our Lady presented the Child Jesus in the Temple, and then the Holy Family returned to Nazareth. Therefore, the Magi had to visit before the 40th day after the birth of Jesus. This means, that the birth of Jesus had to have been before January 6th, 1 B.C..

The Baptism of Jesus sheds light on the Non Antequam

According to the Gospel of Luke 3:23, we know that Jesus was about 30 years old when He began His public ministry, and that this ministry began with His Baptism by John. John himself began preaching a baptism of repentance in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, according to Saint Luke 3:1. Roman Emperors counted their regnal years from January 1 to December 31, even if they assumed power before January 1. This means that the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar began on January 1, 29 A. D.. This corresponds to the Prophet Daniel 9:25 who said that in 483 years after the issuing of the Decree to Rebuild Jerusalem (issued in 454 B.C.), the Messiah would be revealed.

Hence, counting back 30 years, Jesus was born sometime in the Fall to Winter of 2 B.C..  This means that Christ could not have been born before Sept 21th, 2 B.C..

The prophet Daniel also foretold that the Messiah would be “cut off” after a 3.5 year public ministry (Danial 9:27). This is confirmed by Saint John in His Gospel who records 4 Passovers celebrated by Our Lord (John 2:13, 5:1, 6:4, and 11:55).  This means that Christ’s Baptism occurred sometime after Nov. 8, 29 A.D., and that therefore, His birth has to be after Nov. 8th, 2 B.C..

It was Jewish custom of the time that Rabbi’s did not begin their public ministry until they were 30 years of age. We also know from the Gospel of Saint Luke, that Our Lord fasted for 40 days in the desert before He began His public ministry. Therefore, since Jewish fasts were preparatory, the fast would have had to ended before His 30th birthday.  Hence, the non antequem must be no earlier than December 18th, which is the 40th day from Nov. 8th.

The Temple Service of Zechariah sheds light on the non antequam

We know from the testimony of Saint Luke that the Archangel Gabriel appears to Zechariah while his turn was up for service in the Temple. From the study of Temple practices and the order of the Levites who served there, we know that Zechariah had to have been in the Temple from September 5 to September 11th of the year he served. That means, with travel and other normal delays, that John the Baptist could have been conceived no earlier than the 15th of September, and probably later, since Elizabeth would only be capable of conceiving naturally one out of every four weeks.  We also know that Saint John was 6 months older than Our Lord, according to the same testimony of Saint Luke, when he refers to the time the same Archangel was sent to Our Lady.  This means that Our Lord was conceived not earlier than March 15th, and thus born no earlier than Dec. 15th. This corroborates the calculation derived from Christ’s Fast and Baptism.

Epiphanius’ testimony on Epiphany sheds light on the non postquam

The ecclesiastical writer of the 3rd century after Christ, Epiphanius says that the Feast of Epiphany was established to commemorate the date of the Wedding Feast of Cana, as the beginning of Christ’s public ministry. If we combine this with the 7 days of Saint John’s Gospel, reckoning that these days were after Christ’s birthday, not before it, then we have a non postquam date of Dec. 31st.. This interpretation is more sound, because it can be expected that after 40 days of Fasting, Our Lord would have returned to Nazareth to meet with His Mother, and from Her learn of the Wedding Feast. It also makes sense, in that Our Lady was giving Him the push to reveal Himself, that He would not have done so before his 30 day birthday, lest He violate established custom.

Conclusion

From the historical record, the Gospel Narratives themselves require that we accept that the Birth of Jesus as occurring after Dec. 18th and before Dec. 31st..

Now, the mid-point between the non antequam and the non post quam, in such studies of this kind is the one with the highest mathematical probability of being the correct date. So what is the mid point of December 18th and December 31st ?……   Calculate it for yourself…

Oh, and if Christ was born on Dec. 25, 2 B. C., then he was conceived near or on March 25, 2 B. C., which in that year was the Eighth and Last Day of Passover.

(See dec25th.info for more information)

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WISHING ALL MY READERS, FRIENDS AND ENEMIES,

A MOST BLESSED AND HOLY CHRISTMAS

FULL OF THE GRACES AND MERCIES WHICH
THE ETERNAL SON BROUGHT DOWN FROM HEAVEN
AT THE “FIAT MIHI” OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY!

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POSTSCRIPT

If you have noticed, the evidences point to Christ being born in 2 B.C.. You might ask, “Was not Christ born in the year 0 or 1 A.D.?” — Answer: No, because there is no year 0, the year which follows 1 B. C. is 1 A.D.. — But 1 A.D. begins 1 year and 1 week after the birth of Christ. Why is that? — Answer: Because the regnal year of Emperors begins on January 1st, and only once Christ attains the age of 1, can the regnal year be 1. So the First Year of the Christian era is the first full calendar year in which the Child Jesus is 1 year old. Another way to look at it, is this: the year Zero in which many Christians think Christ would have to be born is really the year 1 B.C., because until the day Christ was born, it was Before Christ’s birth. So, in 2020 A.D., we will celebrate the 2020th year of age, according to His Blessed Humanity, of the Incarnate Word of God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Advent Miracle of 2023 — Brought to you by the Holy Spirit & Faithful Catholics

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

A great and wonderful miracle happened and is happening this week in the Catholic Church. A thing we have never seen since the reign of Pope Pius XII, nay, not since the Reformation.

Faithful Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops, even whole Episcopal Conferences have decided to publicly take a stand with Faithful Laity, Religious and Priests against a lunatic innovation from the Pope and the Roman Curia!

We did not see this regarding Vatican II, the Novus Ordo Missae, Communion in the hand, the Traditional Latin Mass, or even the disciplines regarding the safeguarding of the Sacraments of Matrimony and the Eucharist.

It’s a first.

And lifetime warriors against the Aggiornamento all can sense it.

It is a miracle. A moral miracle, which is greater than even a physical miracle.

And this miracle has a cause.

Because for the first time since April 13, 1059 A. D., that is in 964 years, we have a Pope elected by the Catholics of Rome and not by the Cardinals, that is, by Apostolic Right and not by Papal Law or canon.

And this was done on January 30, 2023, when the Faithful of Rome, who recognized that Canon 332 was bound in Heaven, and thus that Pope Benedict XVI was pope until death, for not having fulfilled the terms of that canon, came together in accord with the decision of Saint Peter the Apostle, that the Faithful of the Church of Rome elect their own pastor, and elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

This decision of the Apostle was a work of the Holy Spirit. And this obedience to the will of the Apostle united the entire Church for the first time in nearly 1000 years with the Roman Pontiff in the way most pleasing to the Holy Spirit.

The spiritual consequence of this was and is that the entire Church is invigorated now with much greater alacrity in responding to the Holy Spirit, and thus has resisted this horrible attack on the Church, contained in Fiducia supplicans, with the most admirable and stunning alacrity and vigor.

We have seen the end of the tide of the Revolution in the Church. The counter-Revolution has begun.

To the Lord, Giver of Life, let us thank Him, this week, for having given us all a lesson in humility, faith and perseverance with the truth. Words have meaning to God the Holy Spirit and He wants us to oppose error, vice and fraud.

For these reasons, I am more confident than ever that the goal of the Sutri Initiative will be attained. And I thank all the Faithful Catholics at Rome and around the world that made this miracle happen, by believing against all the world, hoping against all despair, and persevering in the darkest and most lonely battles.

Thank you, Lord Giver of Life! Thank you comrades in arms!

 

 

Explaining Pope Francis’ Strategy to seduce the Church of Jesus Christ into Sodomy

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Anyone who has been carefully watching the reign of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. Pope Francis, for the last 10 years can see the forest through the trees about his character and behavior. And just like the analogy, so too when dealing with any act or statement of Pope Francis, one has to recognize in which forest each tree stands, so as to correctly identify its species.

From the beginning, the international press, controlled by the Rothschilds and intel agencies of the leading Masonic powers of the world, hailed Bergoglio as “the humble pope” “from the peripheries”. To anyone familiar with how the same press treated Barrack Obama just 7 years before, the parallelisms were crystal clear: the man Bergoglio was being praised as a saint, a savior and a messiah before he even did anything. This was psychological conditioning to prepare us for the revolution he planned from the start.

Even his nephew in Florida admitted the truth, namely, that once Pope, his uncle would change Catholic teaching on the fundamental points of marriage, divorce and sodomy.

Soon, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was channeling Barrack Obama in all his actions and homilies, from washing the feet of non-Christian convicted criminals on Holy Thursday — while omitting Holy Thursday Mass at Saint John’s Basilica — to celebrating mass on an altar built into a wooden boat used by illegals to cross the Mediterranean to invade Europe. Each act was calculated to be politically disgusting in every detail.

And on the topic of sodomy, “Who was I to judge?” became the slogan shouted round the world, from his lips to the dens of iniquity the world over.

And while many tried to explain away the scandals, the scandals grew even more.

So Fiducia supplicans, while shocking in its nefarious argumentation and goals, shocked no one with its intention: the legitimization of sodomy.

But for the right thinking Catholic, who takes a look at the entire forest, something else also becomes evident, namely, that with the publication of this document the Sacrament of Catholic Marriage is changed forever, or better yet, destroyed in its unique character as the only stable form of human relationship among sexual partners wherein God’s blessing can be received from a Catholic Priest, the ambassador of the Only True God.

And here is where the goal of the nefarious document becomes evident even in the propaganda that Cardinal Fernandez has well thought out to counter opposition to the Infernal Declaration: namely the talking pionts distributed by his office to Bishops round the world, to enable them convince the Faithful to accept this Abomination of Desolation.

For if you read the responses of Bishops from any part of the world, which do not oppose the Declaration, they are all repeating the same talking point: “the Catholic doctrine on Marriage has not changed”, “the Church teaching on sexual morality has not changed”.

If you have any experience talking to swindlers, crooks, shiesters and street-corner hucksters, like Barrack Obama, then you recognize easily that the disco-bouncer Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his crew have the same expertise.

Like the game played on the world by Pope John Paul II, when he was about to go into surgery to survive from his shooting on May 13, 1981, in that document which “authorized altar girls”, we’ve seen the same dishonest game played on us for a long time. The document said one thing, but the effects allowed were quite another. The document said that only when no men were present, such as in cloistered convents and women’s retreats, a woman could do what an acolyte did. But the implementation was quite another: for now women can be admitted to the role of acolyte and serve even when the Church is full of men and boys, and any priest who would refuse to use them would be sacked in 24 hours.

The Catholic Faithful have seen this shell game played on us since the first day of the Second Vatican Council. It’s time that we stop playing the game and putting cheese out to encourage these rats from infesting the Barque of Holy Mother Church.

For my personal recommendation how to respond to Fiducia supplicans in your parish, see my video comments here.

A Prayer for Pope Francis, that Christ might remove him from the Papacy

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who art the Almighty, Ever Living God, Who in obedience to Thy Eternal Father did descend to Earth to instruct men that they might rightfully and duly praise, bless, honor and glorify His August and Sacred Name, do Thou now, descend in vengeance and blot out from the earth these wicked men who have dared in the sight of all mankind to incite the most heinous sacrilege against His Divine Majesty, by asserting that Thy priests and Thy Immaculate Bride can bless impenitent sinners living in the most foul sins of fornication, adultery and sodomy!

Deign, o King of kings and Lord of Lords, to Whom all power and authority in Heaven and Earth has been bestowed by Thy Eternal Father, to remember Thy Own Eternal Filial Duty to avenge the insults to His Divine Majesty, just as Thou didst of old when Thou struck down idolators, blasphemers and all who would dare commit sacrilege, even if they were the priests of Aaron constituted for the care of Thy chosen people.

Remember how Thou came to deliver a people who walked in darkness and were sorely oppressed round about by all kinds of enemies. and Come and deliver the flock which Thou didst obtain by right as Thy own by the shedding of Thy Sacred Blood!

Deliver, now, Thy Immaculate Bride who is being assaulted daily by the horrible crimes, sacrileges and calumnies of this wicked crew whom Pope Francis has assembled round about him.

And for the honor and glory of the Name of Thy Eternal Father, Who is the God of gods,  we humbly beseech Thee to remove Pope Francis from power and to strike down with vengeance Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his wicked crew, making them endure in the sight of all nations such punishment as to honor and glorify His Sacred Name, so that by instilling fear into godless men, Thou might also make known to all the world, that there is a God in Israel, that is, Who is the Founder and Author of The Catholic Church, and Who comes to the help of Thy Flock, Whom Thou hast remembered from of old, to the Blessed Virgin and to Her posterity in Thee forever!

We ask this in Thy Holy Name, Lord Jesus Christ, for the honor and glory of God the Father, and in Thy Holy Spirit. Fiat. Fiat. Amen.

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Credits: This prayer has been composed by one of the electors of Pope Francis as an act of public reparation for having considered him morally capable of being the Pope. — You are encouraged to share this prayer and pray it before and during every Mass you attend, until the Lord Jesus Christ works the favor requested therein.

Here is the French Translation: https://www.homelie.biz/2023/12/priere-pour-le-pape-francois-afin-que-le-christ-puisse-lui-retirer-la-papaute.html

Here is this prayer in PDF so that you can print it out and distribute it:

The Catholic Dogma on Blessings

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

There exists a dogma of the Faith on blessings, though it has not yet been defined, and it is this.

“To bless”, in English, translates the Latin “benedicere”, which means ‘to speak well of’.

But ‘to speak well of’ means approval on the part of the one speaking.

If the one speaking is God or the ambassador of God, then the blessing signifies the approval of God.

Any attempt to make the word “blessing” mean the request for prayer so that one can return to doing God’s will is simply fraud.

Words have meaning.

God, being infinite Truth and Goodness, cannot obviously bless, that is, approve of evil and falsehood. This is explicit revealed doctrine, in the Book of Numbers, Chapter 23, in verse 19, where the prophet Baalam says in regard to blessings:

19 God is not a man, that He should lie, nor as the son of man, that He should be changed. Hath He said then, and will he not do? hath He spoken, and will He not fulfill?

And thus anyone who says God can bless evil or evildoers, not only blasphemes God but utters heresy.

Catholics should stop attending Parishes where God is blasphemed or where heresy is preached or made the basis of practices.

Tell your priest, that if he approves of Fiducia supplicans, you are not only NOT going to ever give a dime to him again, but you will never attend his masses again, because, as Saint Paul exhorts us, What can Christ have to do with Belial? What can a believer have to do with an infidel? (2 Corinthians 6:15).

Why the Modern Formation of the Clergy needs a radical return to Tradition

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The Catholic Church had a tradition regarding priestly formation which endured from the time of the Apostles until the Council of Trent. Whereupon, there was instituted the form of formation we know today, of Seminaries in the major dioceses and priest formed in Seminaries.

But before the Council of Trent, that was not how priests were chosen and formed.

And a return to the ancient traditional system would have advantages combating the infiltration of the priesthood by sodomites and pedophiles.

For in ancient times, a priest became a priest through a long community monitory system.

First, before Vatican II, Orders were not limited to Bishops, Priests and Deacons.

No, they included, all the minor orders: porters, exorcists, acolytes, lectors, subdeacons as well as the major orders, deacons, priests and bishops. Although subdeacons were classified with major orders.

Catholic men who were faithful and piously attended the Divine Liturgy on a regular basis were invited to join the minor orders.

Invited.

That is the key word. And in each step of promotion it was by invitation only. There was no right to be promoted, and a candidate could be stopped for any length of years at any grade in Orders, if he failed to get the acknowledgement of his superiors or peers.

Also, the place of formation was the parish and the local churches. NOT some distant institution separated from the laity.

The practice led to men chosen for their virtue and constancy of honorable comportment. Since members of the minor orders worked side by side with married and celibate men until they were 30 years of age, there was a long process of observing their character, before they were ordained as priests.

There were also long intervals required for holding each munus. A man served as a deacon until he was 30 years of age, at least. Saint Bonaventure, for example was ordained at 32. That means most men were in minor orders for 16 or more years, twice the amount of time many are as seminarians today.

The medieval system broke down only because of the Black Death, which decimated the clergy of Europe. As a result many candidates were rushed to formation leading to a system which no longer promoted men with caution. By the 15th century, it was not infrequent for men in orders to be involved in horrible scandals.

Observations from an Anthropologist

The lack of patience and faith on the part of Bishops, in regard to the promotion of vocations, is, yes, at the root cause of most of the problems in priestly formation today. But the Church cannot afford to ignore that a different context for the promotion of vocations and a greater participation of the faithful and parishes and local churches in selecting and promoting candidates as was done for the first 15 centuries of Church history does have its advantages.

As an anthropologist — I hold a B. A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Florida, 1986 — I have had occasion to reflect on the formation of the clergy through the last 40 years of my vocation, having attended formation programs in minor seminary, major seminary, monasteries and 3 pontifical institutes at Rome. So, reflecting on what I was witness too and all the problems I have seen with the modern system of formation, I would make these observations, why the ancient system was better.

First, because in parishes families knew one another and thus could point out to the pastor or Bishop men who should be invited to assume minor orders. They could also warn the pastor or Bishop of scandalous behavior. The candidate would have to show himself at all times and in all situations a man of virtue and faith.

Second, because in the ancient system, Pastors, accordingly, had too emphasize catechesis over homilies in the Sunday sermons to make sure all the men were inspired to a life of virtue. — The modern practice which continually discourages this on the unproven claim that teaching the scriptures raw, rather than explaining the Cathechism well — and I speak of the Roman Cathecism — has had undeniable and disastrous results. And indeed it is not too obvious that a hierarchy which does not feel obligated to believe in the Cathechism is the same one which does not want it preached, not even to have good vocations.

The other advantages over the modern system are also obvious. At the present, “vocations” can be recruited at bars, night clubs, saunas and other unseemly places by corrupt and degenerate priests and bishops. If a Bishop wants a seminarian for vicious reasons, there is no one who can stop him, even when it is obvious that the seminarian is a dissolute or wicked man.

The Church today needs a system where any member of the faithful and especially the men of the parish can in an institutionalized manner be heard regarding the suitability of a man for promotion to orders. The laity need to be encouraged to promote men of worthy character. The Church needs minor orders restored to institutionalize a system which encourages vocations and makes it normal for a young man to go from active participation in his parish to being seen as a vocation. And the Church needs the help of a formation process which schools men in the liturgy by requiring the men of the parish to serve with their priest at the Altar at every Mass, Baptism, Marriage, as well as accompany him vising the homes for blessings, last rites etc..

In suchwise it will become impossible for the Gay Mafia to continue to promote their candidates and the Church can have once again a generation of sound chaste men to serve at the Altar of God.

My Recommendations from a veteran of formation programs

I began my vocational discernment, as they call it today, when I was in high school, more than 40 years ago, and since I have never been a very social person, the vast majority of men, whose names I know, were fellow seminarians, friars or priests and deacons. I have seen dysfunctional systems everywhere, and because I am not a priest, I have the freedom to speak out about what has and is going wrong.

But here I want to talk about fixing the problem, since the problems are well known in the inner circles of the clergy.

And so, in the mean time, I would urge pastors to restore as much as this medieval formation process as possible in their parishes, a thing which they can do on their own authority in a limited manner.

First, they should explain to the men of their parish in the principle Masses of each year, that in Christ all men are called to dedicate themselves to the salvation of the world. They are not like women, who in Mary already perfectly fulfilled their duties at the Altar of Calvary. They are like the Apostles who fled leaving only Saint John to serve that August Sacrifice. And since all men, married or not, can serve in the roles of porter, acolyte, and lector, all men should have the devotion and loyalty to Christ to make themselves available to serve.

Second, pastors should preach about the dignity of serving Christ at His Altar, and the duty of the Faithful to point out to him men of faith, of all ages 16+, to be invited to this august ministry. He should give them regular classes in the Faith and the liturgy, and establish schedules of service, being as inviting as possible. And he should teach all who serve at Mass to be men of prayer, devotion, self discipline and attentive to the worship of God, not being seen by men. This is not an extra-curricular activity of a parish priest. For it not only redounds to but is the essential means for promoting the salvation of all souls entrusted to him in his parish territory. He cannot succeed on his own, he needs to form an “army” of collaborators.

Third, and most fundamental in this reform is restoring the recognition of the presence of the Divine Father in the lives of all Catholics, especially at Mass. This requires not only a catechetical emphasis on God the Father in all things, but also the restoration of the image of the Eternal Father in the altitude and apex of the Sanctuary, to which all return by facing Him when they pray to Him. It makes no sense and is destructive of respect for all fathers, that a priest with the faithful face some other direction, when praying to the Eternal Father. In this way, the men of the parish will realize that they are not on a stage to please men, but are standing before their eternal and divine Archetype of all manhood and fatherhood, when they participate in the worship of the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit led by their priest. In this way, the entire and most profound truth of our Holy Religion, of the Redemption of Mankind and of the restoration of the Human Family will become most clear and easily grasped.

Fourth, and finally, a promoting of the right kind of devotion to the Blessed Virgin, of the kind that does not make men effeminate but teaches them that sonship to the Virgin means that they should excel in sonship to the Eternal Father, a thing which means sharing in the Cross of Christ and worshipping the Father with the Crucified, alongside their priests at daily mass. That is where Our Lady wants men. She does not want men who cling to the aprons of their mothers, as She never had such a Son.

 

 

Now Archbishop Viganò has become the Confliction of the Grifter Collective

an Editorial by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Christ never intended that laymen and women preach, teach or rule His Church. He intended and does intend and will intend only that the Apostles, Bishops and priests do these things in accord with the laws He and the His Church have established.

But since the Second Vatican Council, which was instigated by the US Department of Defense’s Program for Ideological Warfare against the Church (see here) and executed under the leadership of Henry Luce Booth and Time/Life CIA assets, who coined “the spirit of the Council”, there has arisen in the Catholic Church a group of laymen who without any ecclesiastical mandate from their Bishops or the Pope, undertake to lead and guide the Faithful, though nearly none of them have a degree in theology, and the few who do do not even accept the Magisterium of the Church or the obligation of Canon Law.

And so we have, what I call “the grifter Collective”, which is a group which strives to garner likes, favs, and above all donations, fame and influence, by teaching things they have no right to teach and embracing every novelty which helps them arrive at such goals.

Thus they employ themselves in a daily criticism of Church events, and especially are devoted to promoting scandal in the Church by reporting it only in a spirit of defiance of authority and desperation that there is no other solution other than supporting them in reporting it today, lamenting about it tomorrow, and holding fast to the one rule they have, which is that you do nothing but financially support them.

For this Grifter Collective, because of their very nature, the decision by Archbishop Viganò to start a house of formation for priests, as well as the reports that he has begun to ordain priests and maybe even Bishops, without any ecclesiastical license or faculty to do so, will be rock upon which they shipwreck their souls and those of the millions of souls who follow them in their follies.

For they will praise him for defying the Pope, for being pragmatic in the face of unjust persecution, for promoting vocations, and for doing the only thing he can do.   And in this, they will lead souls astray by misrepresenting Canon Law, the nature of the Church, and Christ’s will for His Church.

And since the Grifter Collective have no inclination to forsake their own will for the sake of the Church, since they have never forsaken anything for the sake of Jesus Christ, as Priests and Religious do, then, since they have no true ecclesiastical spirit, they will be drawn like iron dust to the magnet of their own vain pursuit of favs, clicks, and donations.

This will include the tactics of the double face and of the double mind, in which on one day they will praise the Archbishop, and another concede he is doing wrong, and the third day praise him again for doing something to defy the pope, admitting the truth of the faith on some occasions while equating the falsehood of disobedience and despair at other times.

This Archbishop, then, will be the source of their moral and intellectual confliction, because they will be conflicted as to what pole of loyalty to adhere to, the Catholic one by which they draw unsuspecting souls to follow them, or the vainglorious one by which they draw souls to themselves rather than to Christ.

For this they will have to trouble themselves greatly in the next few months and years to figure out how to feign to be Catholic while unmasking themselves as adherents and promoters of schism.

You won’t see FromRome.Info following them in this, since I have never walked in such a path. I trust, rather, in my Lord Jesus Christ, in His words, and in His Holy Ghost, and in the communion of Saints, all of whom have ever come to the rescue of Holy Mother Church and to the assistance of all who are dedicated to loving the Church of Rome and saving Her from the troubles of the age in which they live.

I exhort you all, therefore, who read this, to learn from the mistakes of the past, and not to go down the road of these members of the Grifter Collective would tempt you to take. Hold fast to Saint Francis of Assisi who promised “obedience and reverence to the Lord Pope Honorius III and to his canonically elected superiors and to the Roman Church.” And let us remain united in prayer for all our Bishops, From Pope Francis to Bishop Strickland, and all the clergy of the Roman Curia, from Cardinal Burke to Archbishop Viganò.

Finally a note about the Latin phrase, papa dubius papa nullius est.This is often translated as “a doubtful pope is no pope”, but the correct translation is “A doubtful pope is the pope of no one”; which refers to his authority over others and their duty in conscience to obey him, namely that he has no authority and no one has the obligation to obey him, as soon as they know he is objectively, by law or fact, doubtfully elected, constituted, or claimant to such authority.  – If you have such a doubt, then you must denounce the fact to a competent authority, and the only authority is a Provincial Council of Rome. Starting a seminary is, therefore, a big failure in your duty.

How to be a Christian in your soul — The Keys to Spiritual Rebirth, Repentance & Holiness

In this 28 minute talk, Br. Bugnolo explains how and why every decision we make leads us further into or away from
the Light of God and Jesus Christ, our Eternal Salvation

You can find this video on 4 different platforms, sources:

FromRome.Info — Original (downloadable):

Odysee — at @FromRomeInfoVideo

YouTube — at @FromRomeInfoVideo

YouTube — at @FromRomeInfo

Editor’s Note: I hope you who have viewed this video in its entirety, now reflect upon what I have said therein, to begin a new epoch in your life. And I hope that by it you may also understand how important it is to support authentic religious life of convents and monasteries, so that those souls who are called to be consecrated and devoted to God in a special way, and pray for us in our battle hereon earth, might have a place where they can easily acquire an interior life and approach God for us, in prayer and true holiness.