vs. Jesus Christ
A Very Serious
is the Servant
greater than his Master?
wish to invoke several absolutely vital,
indeed, indispensable, passages from Holy Scripture
— words of Our Blessed Lord Himself,
and of His Apostles.
wish to present the words of
Sacred Scripture is clear
about the matter at hand, and
Francis’s words are equally clear and
However, a reading
of the two, both in conjunction
and contraposition — apart from the profoundly questionable theological
“hermeneutics” and the German “Emeritus” Benedict’s adjunct “of continuity”
— reveals not simply a disjunction (semiotic or otherwise) but much
more importantly a contradiction.
We are well aware of the Scriptural
references adduced, but perhaps less aware of Francis’s
repudiation of them.
I think it important to make them clear,
and to allow the Catholic reader to make the necessary inferences —
even deductions — entailed, completely explicit — to such a point that
even the most disinterested reader will arrive at an ineluctable conclusion
at which he will recognize either correspondence
The conclusion is of the utmost importance, involving as it does, the
and concomitantly the primary mission of the Catholic Church:
or the Salvation of Souls.
and John replied: Do you think that God wants us to obey You — or Him?”
(Acts of the Apostles 4.19)
uttered the following:
“Go therefore, and
teach all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teach them to observe
all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
(Saint Matthew 28.19-20)
“Go into the whole
world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that
believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth
not shall be condemned.”
(Saint Mark 16.15-16)
contradicting Christ, uttered
“Do you need to convince the other
to become Catholic? No!
out and meet him. He is your brother. This is enough.”
is solemn nonsense.
It makes no sense!”
[just] need to get to know each other.”
On the other
Apostle Saint John
argued the following:
then shall they call on Him, in whom they have not believed? Or
how shall they believe him, of whom they have not heard? And
how shall they hear, without a preacher? And how shall they preach
unless they be sent ...?
Apostle Saint Paul was
(I Corinthians 9.16)
or Francis: but not Both
The obvious question is
“How do we reconcile these quite disparate and apparently
The answer is equally
clear: we cannot. They are contradictory. What Christ, Saint
John, and Saint Paul teach is not simply incompatible
with what Francis teaches — but, much more seriously — irreconcilable.
Three are wrong, or one
Not all can be wrong,
but not all can be right.
It is a matter of Freshman
Logic 101: The Principle of Non-Contradiction which holds that
“contradictory propositions cannot both be true, e. g. the two
propositions “A is B” and “A is not B” are mutually exclusive.
Formally, this is expressed as the tautology ~(p & ~p)” and The
Law of the Excluded Middle which “states that for any proposition,
either that proposition is true, or its negation is.”
The Frightening Conclusion?
Francis is either a heretic — or non compos mentis (not of a
He can be both. But he cannot be
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