Tag: Pope Francis

Catholic extremism and the coming American Schism

Carlo Maria Vigano in 2013

I think the Valli article is a gross misrepresentation of Pope Francis, to the point of either deliberate ignorance or blatant dishonesty. It’s one more step down the slippery slope to nothing. Pope Francis recently commented on those who turned away from the Church after disagreeing with an ecumenical council. My favourites – “Pope” Michael was elected pope by his parents and neighbours. “Pope” Gregory XVII reduced the Mass to 5 minutes (offertory, consecration, communion) so they say Mass 12x/hour until they’re tired. God granted a special dispensation to one of the conclavist “popes” to have multiple wives.

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SSPX: “Rome without a pope. Bergoglio is there, but not Peter.”

Rome without a pope - SSPX News 2021-02-26

“Rome without a pope. Bergoglio is there, but not Peter.” That was the title of an article on the SSPX News website on 26 February 2021. “You are not authorized to access this page.” UPDATE 28 Feb: The article is now publicly accessible. Most likely accidentally published and then withdrawn until now. The page is …

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 023 – 17 Jan 2021

Carlo Maria Vigano in 2013

Key words: Acolytes, Burke, COVID vaccine, Cults, Ellen White, EWTN, Face diapers, Fr Zuhlsdorf, Labor, Labour, Lectors, Masks, Pope Francis, Pope Leo XIII, Rerum novarum, Spiritus Domini, Traditionalism, Unions, Vigano, Women

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Should Pope Francis wear a mask?

Pope Francis in Korea

Fr Thomas Reese criticises Pope Francis for not wearing a mask, and even goes as far as saying Pope Francis should go to confession over this. He gives 6 points explaining why Pope Francis should wear a mask. The Society of St Pius X (SSPX), a group of mostly health people, are behaving like idiots around the world by shunning mask use and other means of preventing spread of SARS-CoV-2. They can very easily and soundly be condemned as fools. I’m not so sure about Pope Francis.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 014 – 26 Sept 2020

Pope Francis giving a polio vaccine

Key words: Baptism, Catechesis, Convert, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, COVID-19, COVID vaccine, Hiroshima, Invalid baptism, Loma Linda, Mark Galli, Orthodox, Pope Francis, Quackery, Vaccine

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Quiz time – SSPX and COVID

Take the SSPX COVID-19 quiz now!

A fun quiz to take about the SSPX situation and other things.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 013 – 12 Sept 2020

Good News about Saturday

And we begin this series again, as time permits.

Key words: Anthony Cekada, COVID-19, Creationism, Dinosaurs, Last rites, Marcel Lefebvre, Pope Francis, Sabbath, SARS-CoV-2, Sedevacantism, SSPV, SSPX

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SSPX – the Dangers of a Cult Mentality

The International Seminary of Saint Pius X in Écône

Previously we looked at clear, plain statements from three popes (and others) that confirmed that the relationship between the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) and the Catholic Church is not one of “full communion”. Now we’ll look at how they are a good example of a group with a cult mentality.

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Is the SSPX in schism from the Catholic Church?

Archbishop Lefebvre in 1981 - suspended even from hearing confessions barring an emergency

“For the pastoral benefit of these faithful, and trusting in the good will of their priests to strive with God’s help for the recovery of full communion in the Catholic Church, I have personally decided to extend this faculty beyond the Jubilee Year …”

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Denial of Communion on the Tongue Causing More Trauma Than COVID-19

Angry ant

Around the world, True Catholics (TM) are dying in droves from CITHaD-20, a new disease caused by harsh episcopal punishment inflicted by bishops who work for a “supranational body” known as the Catholic Church. Sufferers have called this an illegal interdict-like (but-not-an-interdict) punishment that hasn’t been handed down from local bishops since the apparitions in Fatima in 1917-18.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 010 – 4 March 2020

Fake church sign with the only real biblical evidence Adventists have.

Key words: William Shea, Spectrum, Patterson v Walgreens, SCOTUS, Coronavirus, Pope Francis, Kinship International, King Francis, Franz Duke of Bavaria, Ordination of women, One World Government, Catholic monarchy, Northern Italy, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Sunday law, Fake meat

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If Cardinal Burke gets elected pope …

Pope Pius V

If Cardinal Burke gets elected pope … Cardinal Burke takes which one of the following names as the new pope …

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Pachamama and Pope St John Paul II

His Holiness, Pope St John Paul II

In 1988, Pope St John Paul II mentioned Pachamama in a sermon. Pachamama, the earth, so-called by their ancestors; producing food and reflecting the work of divine providence.

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Eucharistic pronouns – It vs Him?

Eucharistic adoration at Saint Brigid of Kildare Church (Dublin, Ohio)

This week on Facebook, I observed someone being attacked for incorrect and disrespectful pronoun usage. The main topic was churches allowing the homeless poor to sleep in the pews at night. A definite no-no for some, with legitimate reasons either way. But this particular grammar episode became bizarre.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 008 – 21 Feb 2020

Phylolinguistic MCC DensiTree

Key words: Enzyme bonded concrete, Concrete, Amazon, Pope Francis, Hermits of Westray, Pets, Death of pets, Hong Kong, COVID-19, Seal of confession, Third way, Third Rite of Reconciliation, Joseph Zhu Baoyu, Querida Amazonia, Phylolinguistics, Married priests

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 007 – 15 Feb 2020

Pope Francis in Korea

Key words: Conspiracy Theories, Special Knowledge, Conspiracies, Coronavirus, Gaming, Pope Francis, Amazon, Celibacy, Married priests, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Requiem aeternam, Querida Amazonia

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Proof texting, the Bible, and the Church

Still life with Bible, Vincent van Gogh

Providing a quote from the Bible seems like a good thing if you’re trying to convince someone else about what the Bible teaches. But often enough, you get another verse back at you, without context. That’s proof texting.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 002 – 8 Jan 2020

Christmas trees

Key words: Pontifical secret, Slap, PopeSlap, Diet, Bias in research, Religious discrimination, Resignation, Pope Francis, Vegetarianism, Supreme Court, Voting, John Shin, Mayo Clinic

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Is Pope Francis intending to resign soon?

Pope Francis in the Philippines

That looks a little like preparation for the end of his papacy. Should we be concerned? Are there other subtle signs, like the one where Pope Benedict XVI laid his pallium on the tomb of Pope Celestine V?

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Aggressive woman grabs Pope Francis, gets a well-deserved #popeslap on the wrist

Pope Francis, in pain, being pulled

On New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis was greeting people who were behind a barricade. As he was turning away, a woman grabbed his hand and pulled, nearly pulling him over. He tried to pull his hand away, clearly in pain, and she refused to let it go. He was trapped in her grasp and could not get free. So he followed that up with a slap on her wrist. She finally loosened her grip (with the help of the security guy) and he was able to pull his hand away. Surrounding spectators looked at her in disgust.

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