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Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, Stalin

Are We all Children of God
... no matter what?

Francis made the following statement in 2017 — and I think it is now time to revisit it in light of his vitriolic denunciation of Catholic Traditional in favor of Ecumenism — a heretical concept altogether prior to Vatican II — one which Francis frenetically promotes at the cost of authentic Catholicism. He asks — as though the question itself is altogether rhetorical: 

“Is it possible God has some children He does not love? No! We are all God’s beloved children.” (pope Francis) 1

What is more troubling still, is that this question is, in fact, received by most post-Conciliar Catholics as merely rhetorical, that is to say, as though the answer is already understood in the asking — and that answer, of course, is a resounding: “yes — of course! After all, everyone goes to Heaven. The pope himself routinely tells us so!” — despite what Christ teaches us about the “hard and narrow” way to Heaven:

“Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the  
way that leads to destruction, and many there are who go that way.            
How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leads to life: and
few there are that find it! Beware of false prophets, who come to you         
in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”               

Oh, yes, concerning the “false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves,” may we suggest that you consider five:

1.                  John XXIII

2.                  Paul VI

3.                  John Paul I

4.                  John Paul II

5.                  and the APEX WOLF: Francis.

That is to say, in short, every pontiff who instigated, promoted, or was complicit in what we have come to know as Vatican II which decimated the Church and Religious Orders, contemned and vitiated Her teachings, effectively abrogated Her Sacred Tradition, laid siege to Her Sacred Deposit of Faith, outlawed her language (Latin), abolished the Mass of the Ages (Tridentine), defiled the Sanctuary with women “Ministers” of Communion (note that they are no longer designated “Extraordinary-ministers”), secularized the Liturgy, and homosexualized Her priests, bishops, and cardinals — so this includes every pope that you may have admired since 1958).

Consider the following: Catholic Mass attendance was 75+% in 1955 and plunged to 20-30% in 2017.  In 1970, 55 % of American Catholics went to Mass every Sunday, and in 2019 that figure dwindled to 20%. “The Center for Church Management at Villanova University projects an attendance rate in the neighborhood of 12 percent by next year or the year after.” 2 “Altar girls” vastly outnumber “Altar-Boys” and both are “socially/correctly” called “Altar Servers” — thereby abolishing any distinction in gender in deference to the rise of “Woman Church” and the poison of Feminism.

All this — all of it — is the fruit of Vatican II ... every effeminate and recreant priest, bishop, and cardinal; the feminization and homosexualization of nearly every aspect of the Catholic Church — has left it in ruins, pallid and prostate before the World which it loves more than God. There are good and faithful traditional priests — who are persecuted mercilessly by their bishops, cardinals ... and even the pope. Good men. Manly men. Priests of Almighty God! Men who do not lisp — and who would die before kissing the Muslim Quran! Not so Francis. Not so!

Does Vatican II really sound like a success story to you? If no, then I suggest that you go to the essay “Vatican II: The Model of the Failed Corporation” in this book.

We might take the earlier citation from Holy Scripture (Mat.7.15-23) as a prologue merely to the many disagreements between Francis and Jesus Christ in this matter (and many, many others.) Consider the following:

Jesus Christ:

  • “You do the works of your father … Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word … You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and he stood not in the truth; because truth is not in him … he is a liar, and the father thereof.” (John8.41-44)

  •  “He that commits sin is of the devil: for the devil sinned from the beginning. ... In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: Whosoever is not just, is not of God, nor he that loves not his brother.” (1 John3.8-10)

  • “Not everyone that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven: but he that doth the will of My Father who is in Heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, … have we not done many miracles in Thy name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.” (Mat.7.21-23)

Citations from Holy Scripture in which Francis openly contradicts Christ are too many to enumerate. 3

Whom do we Believe?

The point is simply this: whom shall we believe? The Master or the servant? Truth Himself — Who stood before Pontius Pilate on the day He was crucified 4 while Pilate pedantically asked, “What is Truth?” ... even as Truth bled in his presence 5 — or His feckless vicar who either distorts or contradicts the truth entrusted to him? In other words, are we to believe Truth Himself or His recreant proxy who speaks in open contradiction to the Truth?

In 1521 Luther wrote to Philip Melanchthon (Luther’s closest collaborator in heresy) “Love God and sin boldly ... No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day.” 6

The correspondence between Francis’s:

·        “Is it possible that God has some children He does not love? No! We are all God’s beloved children.”  — 

                 and Luther’s:

· “No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day.”

               — is unmistakable. This is the most manifest and deadly fruit of the heresy called Ecumenism.

Therefore, despite all that Christ taught us, no matter what we do, say, promote, believe, or not believe, is irrelevant. No sin is so heinous, no act so horrendous, no belief so criminal, no unbelief so absolute, that it can disqualify us from going to Heaven with all the other ... “Saints” ... like Hitler, Joseph Mengele, Stalin, Hideki Tojo, Nero, Mao Zedong, Genghis Khan, Caligula, and Diocletian, to name a few. For Francis, these men — despite the magnitude of their malevolence and the enormity of their atrocities ... are nevertheless “God’s beloved children.”

Who can so much as conceptualize God uttering something like, “These are my beloved children: Adolf Hitler and his brothers Diocletian, Mao Zedong, Joseph Mengele, Stalin, Hideki Tojo, Nero, Genghis Khan, and Caligula.”?

Who, indeed, is their father?  Are they the “beloved children of God” whom Francis Francis would have us believe — or are they those of whom Christ spoke: “You are of your father the devil.” They cannot be both.

Either Christ is a deceiver — or Francis is.

However, being God with the Father and the Holy Ghost, Christ can neither deceive nor be deceived.6

Francis can, will, and does.

“Such a harsh, even cruel statement!” you will reproach me.

Less harsh, I will respond, and far less frightening than the words of Christ at the Last Judgment:

  • “And when the Son of Man shall come … He shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separate the sheep from the goats:


He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on His left. Then … He shall say to them also that shall be on His left hand:
depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels.” 7 


The god of Francis, it turns out, is not the God of Sacred Scripture. He fabricates his god to assuage the guilt and fear of men — the better to accord with the World, the Flesh, and primeval things of darkness that have no place in the Light ...

Let us be Clear:    

We have stated it before and we wish to state it again: we hold that Francis is the legitimate pope.

We equally hold that he is very likely  a heretic, and possibly an apostate.

We do not argue that the Seat of St. Peter is empty — which is to say that we are not Sedevacantists (from the Latin “sede vacante,” “the chair being vacant”) indeed, we maintain that the Chair is, in fact, occupied.

That it is presently occupied by a heretic, pantheist, and madman, in no way invalidates the statement that the papacy is indeed occupied.

Some popes have been Saints. Some have been scoundrels. Francis, regrettably, is certainly and most notoriously among the latter — and we will not, cannot, accept his repudiation of Jesus Christ Himself in Sacred Scripture together with the perennial teachings of the Holy Catholic Church before the many heretical credenda foisted on the Church by that most unfortunate event called Vatican II; that is to say, Francis’s chimerical understanding of himself — as the paradigm of Conciliar progressivism — and, lately, pantheism — and also as the law-giver preeminent, the law-maker who tolerates no dissentindeed, who punishes it ruthlessly — does not coincide with the 2000-year-old understanding of the Petrine Office in the Economy of Salvation. Francis is a vicar only. Not the Master.

Does a mere Vicar dare correct his Lord or amend His mandates?  Of course not! Therefore does Christ say:

“Amen, amen I say to you: The servant is not greater than his Lord;
neither is the Apostle greater than He that sent him.” (John14.16)

Must we therefore follow his teachings? We will let Pope Innocent III, arguably the most effective pope ever, answer this:

“It is necessary to obey a pope in all things as long as he does not go against the universal customs of the Church, but should he go against the universal customs of the Church he need not be followed.” (

Francis, however, has done something more sinister still — something that no other pope preceding him, however corrupt, had done:  He made the Catholic Church unrecognizable.


John14.24 — Mat.17.17-19 — John3.18 — John8.41-44 — 1 John 3.8-10.          
4 John14.6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father, but by Me.”     
5 John 18:38Pilate saith to Him: What is truth?   
7 Mat 25.31-33 & 25.41         




The Most Holy Eucharist

 — and accurate — OBSERVATION

“Pope Francis – unlike his predecessors – has not directly advocated the doctrine of Transubstantiation. Keeping to his South American theological roots, Pope Francis has called for Catholics to consider the Eucharist as an encounter with Christ – an occasion where Christ makes Himself available to the community through an act of remembrance. [all Protestants understand it  merely as an act of remembrance; nothing more. — ed.] Its an opportunity to be transformed to carry out the work of Christ. The focus here is not on dogma but the action that flows from it. This is very different from the hard-core theological dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.

This is very much in line with Pope Francis’s ecumenical and inter-religious initiatives over the past five years. He has consistently spoken about Holy Communion as a “sacrament” – emphasising the communal element rather than the mystery.

The Eucharist is the summit of God’s saving action: the Lord Jesus, by becoming bread broken for us, pours upon us all of His mercy and His love, so as to renew our hearts, our lives, and our way of relating with Him and with the brethren. [it is perennial Church teaching that Christ did not become bread  — but to the contrary, transformed bread into His Sacred Body through Transubstantiation. — Ed.]

Through this teaching in the 2014 Encyclical, Pope Francis has departed from the traditional line of who can receive or participate in Eucharist and called for a more inclusive openness to our understanding and practice of Eucharist (including non-Catholics to be able to take communion), and not to make it into an exclusive practice. ... by signaling that he is willing to welcome anyone and share the Eucharist with others, Pope Francis may have charted a different path by opening up the Eucharist to non-Catholics and those who have been traditionally excluded. He is clearly moving away from the idea of the Eucharist as a directly “supernatural” experience and more towards a unifying sacrament.”

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