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The Vatican, Pope Francis,

and the “Light Show”


... minus “the Light (Jesus Christ)


The Smoke of Satan in the Vatican

“from some fissure the smoke of Satan has entered into the temple of God”

Paul VI June 29, 1972,


It would frighten any child. It should frighten all adult Catholics.

The following are pictures from the presentation, authorized by Pope Francis and the Vatican to conclude —  as the finale — the celebration for the Year of Mercy (combined with Pope Francis's Environmental Encyclical Laudato si.  

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the president of the Pontifical Council for the “NewEvangelization (rather than the “old that emphasized Christ ... ) described the event  as:

 “unique for its genre and for the fact that it is being displayed for the first time on such a significant backdrop.
These illuminations will present images inspired of Mercy, of humanity, of the natural world, and of climate changes.”

Look below, and tell us where you find any images of “inspired of Mercy”.

Most likely they will offend you as verging on sacrilege; they will challenge your imagination in any attempt to accommodate these images  with God and Holy Mother Church.

Note that there is not one single sacred image: not of Christ, of His Holy Mother Mary, or of anything remotely tangential to Christianity


devil as a roarn  lion


Claws or demons? A ghastly coterie
Spider embracing Church? Voodoo? Eyes ... but whose?

Voltaire's "Noble Savage?"
Margaret Mead's Pacificist Samoans? Noble aspirations for man
Ecumenism at the Vatican Gallipoli in Rome? The Dragon
Definitely NOT "a friendly hand" B-52 Bombers: symbol of "religious imperialism" A "Bird's Eye" view of something Diabolical
Whirling Dervishes A Beastly Intrusion Dragon skin?
Not the Eyes of the Apostles Gate of Hell on Vatican? The Smoke of Satan in the Vatican?

What do any of these images have to do with our culture, let alone our religion?


“Incorrect images, on the other hand, were nowhere to be found:


Christ on the Cross — not allowed Jesus Christ — not invited Mary, Mother of God — persona non grata
"The Bread of Life" — not on the menu Human Babies — by-products of "Breeders" Pro-Life — conspicuously absent


The Twin Towers 911

Is this a subliminal commentary on the Twin Towers as the “consequence” of  “sinful capitalism”, “climate change”, and ... “payback”?


The music could be from a horror movie, and the images and sounds are deeply unsettling, even frightening. If these are images and sounds of Mercy — I politely refuse the offer.

To add blasphemy to injury, this “presentation” was on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

Beasts. Growls. Grunting. Aborigines. Almost a collage of scenes from Hell — especially the sounds.

I am ashamed of this ... even humiliated ...

Not one Image of Jesus or Mary ... or of the Church  —  and anything remotely related to it! But everything else conceivable (and frightening) is spattered

across the Vatican!

I have no words to describe my shame as a Catholic. What a message to the world! It’s not CHRIST, stupid ... it

And this irreverent farce of techno-genius was the finale of the opening celebration for the Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis? Scandalous!

From all appearances, we will soon be worshipping at the zoo.

It was, in a single word, demonic.

Francis is either mad or evil. Perhaps ... indeed, in all likelihood ... he is both. He has clearly made Saint Peter’s Basilica the backdrop of irreverence, irrelevance, and paganism — which, to think of it ... makes it the poster and gallery of his papacy.

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