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A Journal of 2019 – 6


By coincidence, I think, I am presently following Dr. Taylor Marshall’s plan for reading the Bible in a year. I’ll be finished by the end of next month. What has startled me in all this reading is the single most repeated event in the Old Testament, as told especially in the books of prophets like Jeremiah and Ezekiel.

That event is the way the People of God, again and again and again, stopped observing the commandments when they were living through periods of great material prosperity, falling into idolatry and sin, especially sins of the flesh. Apparently they thought that nothing would ever change for them, and that they could simply go on and on and on. Then suddenly and without further warning they were faced with the collapse and eventual destruction of their society and all they ever knew.

No matter how many times they lived through such an experience, they seemed never to learn.

It makes you think: if something like that doesn’t happen to us in this troubled era of ours, it will be the first and only time in the long millennia of human history when it has NOT occurred.


Some recent Tweets:

@Pontifex @ebmuc Roberto de Mattei: “The German bishops will serve as pace-setters in the creation of the new Church with the Amazonian face, which will be the church of Pachamama, the idolatrous religion of Pachamama, set up in the One Church of Christ.”

@Pontifex “The Vatican is sinking further into debt as loads of Catholics have simply decided to close their wallets. Not only are donations down, but so is tourism. Many Catholics have lost a desire to visit Rome and the Vatican while Francis is pope.”

@Pontifex “Synod Fathers Despised the Clamor of Amazonian Catholics”

@Pontifex “Vatican spokesman, responding to concerns about synod, emphasizes that doctrine develops” (“Newman identified seven ‘notes’ or characteristics of authentic developments, as opposed to doctrinal corruptions.”

@Pontifex “Bishop Erwin Kräutler is an Austrian-born man who has spent decades destroying the faith of Catholics in the Amazon region. Kräutler wants not only female deacons, but priests as well.”

@Pontifex “Traditional priests’ leader calls for day of ‘reparation’ for Amazon Synod’s ‘idolatrous rites’”

@Pontifex The Lord who promised Paradise to Dismas the Good Thief can bring about the conversion of people who have done all they can to destroy the Church, such as this present tragic pope. We pray fervently for his conversion and his salvation, now, near the end of his life.

@Pontifex Today’s Office contains a prayer by St. Paul that we can apply to this tragic pope: “May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him.”

@Pontifex “A Confidant Says Pope Francis Denies Jesus’s Divinity: Where Is His Indignant Refutation?” (Where’s his indignant refutation? Oh, he doesn’t have time for trivia. He’s got MUCH more important things to do, like catching those Pachamama thieves.)

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets: “The memory of the Saints leads us to raise our eyes to Heaven.” (And it leads him to make SURE that everyone SEES him raising his eyes to heaven, right? Otherwise, why bother?)

@Pontifex A friend tweets, “O God, teach this confused pope to depend on YOU, and not on a group of evil German bishops with all their money and their Pachamama idols.”

@Pontifex “The McCarrick affair involves high-ranking Churchmen who profited by keeping their mouths shut and allowing McCarrick to keep sexually assaulting seminarians and boys. But good luck getting a response from the Vatican on the investigation.”

@Pontifex This video about Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s statement regarding the Pachamama idol is almost enough to bring tears to your eyes (unless you happen to be this tragic pope in Rome or his German masters).

Some people wonder why more bishops don’t speak out as Bishop A. Schneider has in this video ( I think we will soon know why. The punishment meted out by this “merciful” pope to Bishop Schneider will not be long in coming.

@Pontifex From today’s Office, for this tragic pope: “Who will climb the mountain of the Lord? Who will stand in his holy place? The one who is innocent of wrongdoing and pure of heart, who has not given himself to vanities or sworn falsely.”

@Pontifex We pray this tragically confused pope honestly recites these words from today’s Office, after what he has done with the Pachamama idols – “For I know how guilty I am: my sin is always before me. Against you, you alone have I sinned, and I have done evil in your sight.”

@Pontifex A friend asked, “For a tragic pope who doesn’t believe Christ was God on this earth, there’s nothing wrong with worshipping a few Pachamama idols, is there? I mean, why support just one heresy, when you can promote two of them?”

@Pontifex This confused pope tweets “of reaching the place where we’ll find the love that created us,” and faithful Catholics pray that God will forgive him the heresy, idolatry, and other horrors of his pontificate so that he will reach that place.

@Pontifex Many have written about this and many keep wondering: Faithful Catholics and clerics who believe in the Gospel and Church teaching are condemned and punished, while heretics are supported and promoted – how did we ever come to this?

@Pontifex A friend said, “I am constantly reminded of the fact that this “merciful” pope has said that people should feel free to criticize and say anything to him that they want to say, because that’s the way he roots out critics and enemies.”

@Pontifex Countless faithful Catholics pray that the words of the prophet Ezekiel in today’s Office may be true even for this tragic pope: “And I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live….” Up to now this confused pope has been dying the slow death of heresy.

@Pontifex Faithful Catholics pray, “God, don’t let this pope and his German masters burn in hell (or be ‘annihilated’) forever because of what they’ve done to the Church.”

@Pontifex And Church teaching and common sense show us that “the merciful gaze of the Lord reaches us” not only when “we need to be saved,” but also when we WANT to be saved and are truly sorry for sin – like this pope’s destruction of the Church.

@Pontifex In the readings at mass today, St. Paul warns us about false teachings (like those from this present tragic pope): “Do not get excited too soon or alarmed by any prediction or rumour or any letter claiming to come from us.”

@Pontifex May God bless Bishop Athanasius Schneider – and protect him from the anger and vengeful punishments of this present tragically sick pope.

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet: Faithful Catholics pray that this tragic pope will realize – before it’s too late, before he carries out any more destruction in the Church – that he too desperately needs to react to “the merciful gaze of the Lord” in order to be saved.

@Pontifex Tweet from Vatican Post Office (Not) @CaproEspiatori “I woke sweaty last a night a 3am convinced that the pachamama river ride will be the high point in Rome for many years to come and it will be a down the hill from here. I wonder if this how Katrina & the Waves feel?”

@Pontifex A friend prays, “Dear God, save Your Church from the heresies and ravages of this sick pope.”

@Pontifex From today’s Office: “In the last days, at the end of time, the mountain of the house of the Lord will be prepared high above all mountains.” And it will be free of this horrific pontificate, free of this tragic pope’s heresies, and free of idols like Pachamama.

@Pontifex From today’s Office: “The gods of the nations are foolishness,” yes, gods like Pachamama and all the other objects of this tragically sick pope’s heresies and absurd pronouncements.

@Pontifex St. Paul in today’s Office: “Remember your leaders, who preached the word of God to you, and as you reflect on the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith.” If only we could say that about this confused pope and his German masters. O God, convert them in time.

@Pontifex It’s always good to remember these words of St. Paul, from today’s Office: “Do not let yourselves be led astray by all sorts of strange doctrines.”

@Pontifex From today’s Office: “I placed watchmen on your towers, Jerusalem. They will never cease to tell of the name of the Lord, by day and by night.” These are watchmen like Cardinal Müller, Cardinal Brandmüller, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, and others.

@Pontifex We can apply this antiphon from today’s Office to Archbishop Viganò: “It is not you who speak: the Spirit of your Father speaks in you.”

@Pontifex And we can also apply these words, adapted from today’s Office, to this sick pope and his demonic parent: “It is not you who speak: the ‘spirit’ of your father speaks in you.”

@Pontifex From today’s Office: “Lord, keep alive in your people the spirit you gave to your bishop Saint Charles Borromeo. Shape and renew your Church until it bears the image of Christ, and shows his true likeness to the world.” Not the likeness of Pachamama and her sick pope.

@Pontifex Will the church that this tragic pope leaves behind have an Amazonian face or a Pachamama face or perhaps its father’s face – the face of Satan?

@Pontifex This essay ( mentions “never losing hope in others, either our friends, family, co-workers…” That means we must never lose hope that the present tragically confused pope will experience a conversion and stop trying to destroy the Church.

@Pontifex “A statue wasn’t placed on the altar of St. Peter’s, but this instrument with the demonic symbol was placed on the mensa of the altar, directly over the bones of Peter. The implications of this are, frankly, horrifying to contemplate.”



In response to an article (

In the United States, the disappearance of the Episcopal (i.e., Anglican) church has accelerated as the number of priestesses and open homosexuals – including priests and bishops – has increased.

This is also true of the Anglican church in the UK. It seems that it will soon also be true of the Catholic Church in the UK.

A cynic might say that another term for “LGBT community” is “the Gates of Hell.” Even if those Gates prevail against the Catholic Church in the UK, we have been promised that they won’t prevail everywhere.



Most German bishops apparently believe that the Church in Germany can stop the hemorrhage of Catholics out of the Church here by simply continuing to follow those ideas that have – for the last fifty years – been causing that hemorrhage in the first place.

The good bishops are, I fear, in for a sad surprise in the coming decades. The demonic “spirit” of Vatican II has a lock on their minds and their thinking.

That “spirit” will go on leading them over the cliff of what Cardinal Walter Brandmüller calls their “self-destructive” behavior, until the Church in Germany virtually disappears, except for the faithful Catholics who remain, quietly raising families and attending the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday.



Some recent Tweets:

@Pontifex Cardinal Burke: “But let me make clear that confusion is never a good. Confusion is the work of the devil. It always has been and it always will be.”

@Pontifex This tragic pope is right when he says, “Holiness is the fruit of God’s grace.” Catholics pray that this confused pontiff will be given that fruit. We pray that he will show real holiness, not the fake virtue that he and his German masters have displayed until now.

@Pontifex Here’s a video interview ( with one of those “rigid” young Catholics that this “merciful” pope loves to insult. This one’s different, though. He’s one of the “courageous” (Cardinal Brandmüller) men who threw the Pachamamas into the Tiber.

@Pontifex “From Words to Deeds. The Six Points On Which the Post-Synodal Exhortation Is Already Written” (A friend said, “Isn’t it cute the way this confused pope wants us all to pretend the exhortation was NOT written weeks ago? What a charmer he is!)

@Pontifex This pope says, “Holiness is a gift and a call.” Right. But only if you’re not too “rigid.” In that case, the only “call” that you’ll get from this tragic and “merciful” pope is an insult.

@Pontifex Advice from today’s reading at mass that this tragic pope finds it impossible to follow: “Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good.”

@Pontifex Catholics pray to God in the words of the Psalmist, as if he knew about Pachamama: “The enemy has laid waste the whole of the sanctuary. Your foes have made uproar in your house of prayer: they have set up their emblems, their foreign emblems.” This tragic pope.

@Pontifex “This tragic pope asks, “Do I accept the Lord’s invitation or close myself off in my interests, in my smallness?” Since the start of this present pontificate, unfortunately, we have had ample opportunity to discover how this confused pope answers that question.

@Pontifex “UK inquiry: Pope’s words ‘difficult to reconcile’ with Vatican’s lack of cooperation with abuse inquiry” Difficult to reconcile? Only if you ignore this pope’s Peronist custom of making two completely contradictory statements on the same topic.

@Pontifex “Betrayal” “One way or another, it will not be allowed to continue.”

@Pontifex “Source using Vatican internet alters Wikipedia entry of prominent Amazon Synod critic Taylor Marshall” Would this tragic pope approve of such deceit? Or did he engineer it?

@Pontifex “I don’t think there is any way to avoid this conclusion: the Holy See sold out our Chinese brothers and sisters.” Surely our “merciful” pope wouldn’t do anything like that. Uh, would he?

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – And let us pray that a spirit of real dialogue will appear in the Church as well, so that this tragic pope does not destroy the Church, but will build it up. O God, let there be no more fake dialogue or fake “mercy” in a fake pontificate.

@Pontifex Cardinal Müller, Cardinal Brandmüller, Bishop Schneider, and millions of others are calling Alexander Tschugguel a hero for throwing the Pachamamas into the Tiber. We hope this “merciful” pope will prosecute Tschugguel, because then he will be an ever GREATER hero!

@Pontifex Some people say our tragic pope wants to concentrate on the Middle East now so that people will forget about the disaster that was the Amazon Synod. But our “merciful” pope would NEVER be so politically calculating. Would he?

@Pontifex This sick pope is famous for taking revenge on critics and “enemies.” He will now attack Alexander Tschugguel (who threw the Pachamamas into the Tiber) with all the papal power he possesses. But millions know St. Michael is protecting Tschugguel.

@Pontifex A friend said, “This tragic pope is now trying to deflect attention to the Middle East, away from his “Amazonian” church. It won’t work. We’re on to him.”

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “In this month of November, we are invited to pray for the dead.” And let us pray also for those who are spiritually dead, as this pope and his German masters appear to be, with their heresies and Pachamama idols.

@Pontifex This sick pope tweets, “Let us entrust our family members, friends and acquaintances to God.” And with them, let us entrust this confused pope and his “Pachamama” German clerics to God, so that they will not burn in hell because of their heresies.

@Pontifex “Jesuits celebrate 50 years of emphasis on social justice” Then a friend came up with another idea: “Maybe in 2070 they could celebrate 50 years of emphasis on Christ, His Church, and His teachings.”

@Pontifex “‘A hero’: Vatican whistleblower Viganò praises man who threw Pachamama in Tiber” A friend said, “I still think Alexander Tschugguel will be an even bigger hero when this sick pope has him arrested.”

@Pontifex “How to properly use righteous anger about the Amazon Synod”

A friend prays, “O Mother of God, the Serpent is in the Vatican; we beg you: crush its head.”

@Pontifex In yesterday’s Divine Office, there was a prayer that every faithful Catholic can pray, when confronted with the evil so widespread in the Church: “O God, the proud rise against me, in the meetings of the powerful they seek my life: they do not keep you in their sight.”

@Pontifex I found a friend shaking his head, and grasping his hands, as if in prayer. I asked him what was the matter, “Oh, this tragic, tragic pope” was all he could say.

@Pontifex @ebmuc Another friend prayed, “Dear God in Heaven, please don’t let this tragic pope and his German masters wreck the Church any more than they already have, with their fake “Amazon Synod.”

@Pontifex Countless faithful Catholics pray for a miraculous conversion of this tragic pope and his German masters, so that they will be good – not evil -men.

@Pontifex Archbishop Viganò: “For all Catholics, the landscape in the Church is becoming darker. If this satanic plan is successful, Catholics who adhere to it will in fact change religion, and the immense flock of Our Lord will be reduced to a minority.”

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet: Christian hope can shine only in a Church where the pontiff and his German “advisers” believe in the Gospel and Church teaching. Otherwise, nothing more than a minority of Catholics will escape the Satanic darkness.

@Pontifex Archbishop Viganò: “The strategy of the entire Amazon Synod operation is deception, the preferred weapon of the devil: telling half-truths to achieve a perverse end.”

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet: Clearly, the choice that this tragic pope has made is to close himself off in his smallness.

@Pontifex “Pope Francis stated that God ‘wills’ all religions. Despite fraternal correction, Francis has ordered that his heretical declaration be taught in pontifical universities and that a commission be created to spread this grave doctrinal error.”

@Pontifex “According to the tradition of the Church, the Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina and St. Peter’s Basilica must be re-consecrated in light of the appalling idolatrous profanations that have been committed in them.”

@Pontifex ” The pontificate of Pope Francis is studded with sensational acts aimed at undermining doctrines, practices and structures that until now have been considered consubstantial with the Catholic Church.”

@Pontifex “The warning of Saint Catherine of Siena is addressed to us shepherds: ‘Open your eyes and look at the death that has come into the world, and into the Body of the Church. May your hearts and souls burst at seeing so many offenses against God!'”

@Pontifex For the Vatican of Pachamama, these verses from today’s Office seems appropriate: “O God, the nations…have profaned your holy temple. They have made Jerusalem a heap of ruins.”

@Pontifex “The Scalfari claims about Francis’ heretical beliefs are so shocking, and the Pope’s adamant silence so incomprehensible, we have to assume that this is an accurate account of their conversations, U.K. Deacon Nick Donnelly told Church Militant.”

@Pontifex A friend commented, “We pray that this tragic pope and his German masters will abandon their heresies and save their souls. God, let them learn to believe that Christ was God on this earth and that he rose physically from the dead.”

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet: Of all the dark nights the Church has known, certainly the darkest have been those nights during the horrors of the Amazon Synod, and all the nights since then. God, don’t let this tragic pope bring the Gates of Hell against Your Church.

@Pontifex A friend prays, “God, show this tragic pope and his German masters that rebuilding the Church means returning to You and Your teachings, not abandoning You and all You have taught.”

@Pontifex We ask God for a pope and bishops who can pray these verses from today’s Office: “Turn your face away from my sins and wipe out all my transgressions; create a pure heart in me, God, put a steadfast spirit into me.”

@Pontifex A tragic pope who doesn’t believe that Christ was God and that he rose physically from the dead? How did we come to this?

@Pontifex @ebmuc What will stop people from leaving the Church? What will bring them back after they’ve left? The answer: not a Church with an “Amazonian” face, but a Church with a Catholic face, a Church with a pope who follows the Gospel and Church teaching.

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “Purification takes places on the journey of life.” Will even this sick pope be purified of his rejection of Christ’s divinity, rejection of His physical resurrection, rejection of Church teaching on homosexual acts, abortion, and other matters?



Message to Klaus Beckmann:

Thank you. The book by Linda von Keyserlingk-Rebein looks very good.

The topic reminds me of a question I wanted to ask the Congress people at the Rathaus last week. I didn’t think of it in time, but I wanted to ask this: largely by lying to the German people, a leader came to power in this country in 1933, and for five or six years everything went well. Then the catastrophe began. Now, there is another leader who came to power three years ago in another important country, largely by lying, and things have been going well in that country since then, despite the fact that this leader continues to lie, blatantly, on a daily basis, day after day. My question is: do you think that the country can continue to prosper, or will there eventually be a catastrophe, probably not like 1939-1945, but a catastrophe nevertheless?

I’m reminded of a statement the billionaire Michael Bloomberg made during the US presidential campaign in 2016: “I’m from New York, and I know a con man when I see one.”

In Christo,




I didn’t write the following, but I wanted to place it here so that I would always have a copy:

“Okay, so time to articulate how I’m feeling about my first time going to TLM.

“When I first got there, I was stunned and thrilled by how beautiful and detailed everything was. The altar was stunning and intricate and I adored the stained glass windows. There was so much to feast my eyes on and I felt like a little child looking around again.

“As the mass started, I was intrigued by the fact that the priest was facing away but I wasn’t thrown off by it. I had talked to some friends and was there with a friend so I knew kinda what to expect. The reverence, though, that was different. Not to say that NO doesn’t have any

“Reverence, but I always see people talking or on their phones. The church was silent and we all watched the priest, staying quiet to follow along in the missial. I don’t have one but the person I was with did. Shoutout to @LilLinee for helping me know where we were at in the mass

“Just before communion, I became overwhelmed with feeling out of nowhere and had to hold back tears. Directly after receiving, when we had returned to the pew, I began to weep silently. The tears rolled down my face and I couldn’t help but thank God for this. It was silent, it was

“Reverent and it was everything my soul had been aching for when I joined this last Easter Vigil. I was stunned into silence as I processed everything and I felt the presence of God in a very visceral way. A way that seems to be missing during the NO or at least very muted.

“It took me awhile to be able to speak again as we all made our way to a diner/coffee shop in town with some people we had met there at mass. (Two older gentleman who were immediately welcoming and glad to talk to us.) Listening to everyone talk as I ate breakfast and processed

“How I felt, I realized I had such a pain in my heart, such sorrow. I was/am so sad that this form of the mass that our ancestors and the saints used for centuries had been cast to the side. There was such beauty and power and reverence of God. I truly felt robbed. I felt

“Sucker punched to be honest. And then I thought about God. Our Dad is looking down on us right now. He gave us the Latin Mass as a gift and we looked at Him and slapped it out of His hands and said, “That’s not good enough. What about us?” We made mass about us, not Him.

“Yes, NO is still a valid mass and I’ll probably still go to it because the closest TLM is an hour away but I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to look at it the same way. Tradition isn’t a dirty word, it can be a very good thing. I loved the TLM and will go back as often as I can,

“But realizing the extent of what was pushed to the wayside is devastating.”



Some recent Tweets:

@Pontifex “Ivereigh and company don’t seem to know anything about the concept of sin and its consequences. They don’t believe. They think of the Church as a giant multinational with a mission to create Heaven on earth — not attaining actual Heaven.”

@Pontifex “Pope Francis denounces Amazon Synod critics as racist” This “merciful” pope treats his critics with such kindness. He never lies about them, never distorts their ideas, never insults them. The Church is truly “blessed” to have such a pontiff.

@Pontifex “The Lord waits for everyone, good or bad, Pope preaches at weekday Mass” The Lord is certainly waiting for this tragic pope to be converted, abandon is weird heresies and corruption, and return to the Church.

@Pontifex “Dutch priest on pope post–Amazon Synod: ‘On good grounds I think he is a heretic’” But many people would say that just because this tragic pope doesn’t believe in Christ’s divinity or physical Resurrection, that doesn’t make him a heretic!

@Pontifex “People have maintained—with significant credibility, it seems to me—that Pope Francis is psychologically troubled, and that this accounts for some of the ill-advised words and actions.”

@Pontifex Only a very psychologically troubled pope could have such bizarre ideas (denying Christ’s divinity, approving sodomy) while condemning clerics faithful to Church teaching. This tragic pope deserves my prayers, not a return of the insults he directs at critics.

@Pontifex This psychologically troubled pope deserves compassion and prayers, not condemnation.

@Pontifex This psychologically troubled pope has “committed the Catholic Church to support the SDG efforts” of the United Nations…“Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane…” (

@Pontifex This psychologially troubled pope tweets: “Prayer…opens horizons of hope.” True. it offers hope to faithful Catholics who are horrified by what this tragically sick pope is doing to the Church with his confusion and his tacit approval of sodomy and other sexual sins.

@Pontifex Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute writes (, “Sr. Agnes Sasagawa, who relayed prophetic warnings from our Lady at Akita, Japan, in 1973, received a new message just three weeks ago (

@Pontifex “Amazonian woman who led Vatican tree-planting ceremony reveals its pagan significance” (So now we know. But I almost wish we didn’t.)

@Pontifex @ebmuc And this is what the future holds for the Church in Germany.

@Pontifex In a Tweet, this confused pope expresses a belief in Christ’s Divinity and Resurrection. As often happens, though, and in true Peronist fashion, he’ll probably tweet the opposite in a day or two.

@Pontifex This psychologically troubled pope tweets, “No one…is condemned to be separated from God on this earth forever.” Okay. That’s true. But that’s not the point. Does does this tragically confused pope believe anyone is condemned to be separated from God in HELL forever?

@Pontifex In this very long video (, Dr. Taylor Marshall and journalist George Neumayr review the question, “Did Pope Francis approve James Martin’s agenda?” You shouldn’t watch this discussion if you have a weak stomach.

@Pontifex Christ didn’t say that the Gates of Hell would never ATTACK His Church, as is happening now under this psychologically troubled pope. Christ said the Gates of Hell would never PREVAIL.

@Pontifex In the face of the ravages of this troubled pope, and his German masters, the Church cries out with verses from today’s Office: “All the nations surrounded me….They chased and pursued me, to make me fall, and the Lord came to my help.”

@Pontifex Many have compared Alexander Tschugguel to the Maccabees. In today’s mass reading, one of them says, “It is my choice to die at the hands of men with the God-given hope of being restored to life by him; but for you, there will be no resurrection to life.”

@Pontifex This troubled pope tweets that we are “poor in wisdom about eternal life.” Certainly for this tragic pope that’s true. He’s never denied he believes that “eternal life” for evil souls means annihilation, not an eternity in hell. “Poor in wisdom about eternal life”? Yes.

@Pontifex After the Scalfari interview, some people said, “Why doesn’t this confused pope just announce he DOES believe in Christ’s Divinity and Resurrection?” Others replied, “It wouldn’t do any good. Peronists lie. You can’t believe anything they say from one day to the next.”

@Pontifex “Post-conciliar Catholicism is a failure.” – Steve Skojec

A friend wrote, “As far as I’m concerned, the matter is clear: this psychologically disturbed pope and his German masters are destroying the Church, and only a miracle from heaven can stop them now.”

@Pontifex A hymn from today’s office: “Who are these like stars appearing, / these, before God’s throne who stand? / Each a golden crown is wearing; / who are all this glorious band?” (And will this present tragically confused pope be among “the stars appearing”? I doubt it.)

@Pontifex In today’s Office, the psalmist prays: “O God, you are my God, I watch for you from the dawn. My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you.” (And when this present confused pope says this prayer, does he direct it to God or to a demon in hell?)

@Pontifex Words of St. Paul from today’s Office: “Jesus Christ is the same today as he was yesterday and as he will be for ever.” (Is the present troubled pope aware of these words?)

@Pontifex This confused pope tweets, “We must put an end to the culture of waste.” It would be better to put an end to the culture of modernism that has infiltrated the Church, with its lies and its financial and sexual corruption, including its approval of clerical sodomy.

@Pontifex “Our Blessed Lord did not establish His Church — and yes, it is His— to go along with the world, but to convert it and to bring it salvation.” (I don’t think that this psychologically troubled pope would quite agree with that idea.)

@Pontifex “Reporters like Austen Ivereigh and dangerous spiritual terrorists like James Martin, Bishop Robert McElroy, and really poisonous characters like Cardinals Cupich, Tobin and Wuerl are supported by so-called journalists.”

@Pontifex “Pope Francis: Theology in ‘Dialogue With Cultures’ Renews Humanity” (Humanity doesn’t need “renewal,” but this pontificate does. This sick pope must support the Gospel and Church teaching and clean up all the financial and moral corruption.)

@Pontifex Scalfari quotes this tragic pope: “Jesus was a man until he was put in the sepulchre. That night the man disappeared and came out as a spirit.” That makes no sense, of course, but it’s the sort of thing a psychologically disturbed pope would say.

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets: “We must put an end to the culture of waste.” Yes, we must put an end to the culture of spiritual waste in the Church, the waste of the Church’s vast spiritual resources through this disturbed pope’s focus on this world, not on souls and heaven.

@Pontifex “Francis is indeed the Pope, and his authority matters enormously; it matters because he is using it to destroy the Church.” – Henry Sire, author of “The Dictator Pope”

@Pontifex “There have been bad popes, notably Honorius, who was condemned after his death as a heretic and ‘cast out of the holy Church of God’.” Henry SIre (But surely nothing like that could happen to this present confused pope. Could it?)

@Pontifex “It is legitimate not to obey the orders of the pope and even to prevent the execution of his will if he puts souls in danger, especially if he were to strive to destroy the Church.” – St. Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church

@Pontifex This disturbed pope tweets, “We ask the Lord to increase our faith in Jesus Christ.” And Catholics ask the Lord to increase this tragic pope’s faith in Christ. This pontiff has never denied that he disbelieves in Christ’s Divinity and Resurrection, as Scalfari wrote.

@Pontifex This sick pontiff says he prays for the courageous Father Hovsep Bedoyan, killed by terrorists in Syria. Catholics pray that this psychologically disturbed pope will show courage by supporting the Gospel and Church teaching, and by ending his destruction of the Church.

@Pontifex A friend wrote, “So Gomez has been elected USCCB president ( Now if he knows what’s good for him, he’ll follow Cupich’s orders, which come straight from our confused pope. Otherwise, Gomez will never make cardinal.”

@Pontifex Archbishop Gomez may have been elected USCCB president, but everyone knows that the real power behind the throne is still Cupich. He’ll make sure that Gomez and all the others fall into line and follow orders regarding all this “accompanment” stuff.

@Pontifex @ebmuc “German Seminary Station of the Cross Shows a Demon Sodomizing Our Lord” I thought this was fake. It’s not. Go to Scroll down. Bishops are baffled why 216,000 left the German Church in 2018.

@Pontifex “Papal nuncio to US bishops: follow lead of Pope Francis” Or should they simply TRY to follow the lead of this disturbed pope, in all its wondrous confusion? Or should they just “accompany” him? Or rigidly follow the orders Cupich gets from him?



Liebe Freunde,

wie gesagt, mich wundert nichts mehr. Die siebte Station des Kreuzweges einer Kirche in Würzburg hat viele Leute im englischsprachigen Internet skandalisiert ( Geht zu (, um das Bild auf der Website der Kirche zu sehen. (Ihr müsst drei Viertel der Seite nach unten scrollen.) Oder ich hänge eine PDF-Kopie des Bildes an.

In Christo




Some recent Tweets:

@Pontifex “Cardinal Burke: Pope would be leading a schism if he endorsed errors in Amazon Synod working doc” Ah, but does this pope CARE if he’s “leading a schism”? Dream on.

@Pontifex “What a tragedy we’ve come to, that one’s first reaction to words from the pope is to believe they are untrue.”

@Pontifex “Cardinal pressured bishops to stay quiet on abuse case so as not to harm Pope’s image.”

@Pontifex Verses from today’s Office are every day: “For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for the sake of Jerusalem I will not be still until her justice comes forth as brightness, and her salvation is lit up like a torch.” (So much for this sick pope and all his corruption.)

@Pontifex From today’s Office, a message for this psychologically troubled pope: “Do not trust in princes to save you, they are only sons of men….Happy the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God.”

@Pontifex More for this confused pope, from today’s Office: “The Lord loves the upright,…but the wicked he sends astray.”

@Pontifex And still more for this tragic pope from today’s Office: “Understand this today, therefore, and take it to heart: the Lord is God indeed….Keep his laws and commandments.”

@Pontifex From the first reading at mass today: “You judged not rightly, and did not keep the law, nor walk according to the will of God. Terribly and swiftly shall he come against you, because judgment is stern for the exalted.”

@Pontifex @ebmuc “100 priests, lay scholars call on Pope Francis to repent for Pachamama idolatry at Amazon Synod” (This tragically confused pope probably laughed heartily when he read that article, before deciding to ignore it “in silence” as a “martyr”)

@Pontifex Vatican Post Office (Not) @CaproEspiatori tweets that 69 (of 212) US bishops (and this tragic pope) think that 50 million abortions since 1973 is “no biggie” when compared to the environmental crisis, poverty, racism, the death penalty, etc.

@Pontifex “To phrase it as Cardinal Dolan did, they (the US bishops) support the actions of the pro-life movement; they just wouldn’t do it themselves.” (Isn’t there a term for that sort of thing? Maybe something like “reverse hypocrisy”?)

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – Let us ask the Lord to pour His Spirit upon this tragically confused pope so that he may eradicate all the financial, sexual, and theological corruption in the Church.

@Pontifex A response to this tragically disturbed pope’s Tweet – Our thoughts go out to this miserable man, this psychologically disturbed pope, who seems unable to restore and rebuild the Church. Indeed, he appears bent on destroying it.

@Pontifex A friend writes, “Millions continue to pray for the conversion and mental health of this psychologically disturbed pope.”

@Pontifex A friend writes, “I want to assert that I do NOT believe that this tragic pope is involved in any legal difficulties that would prevent him from visiting Argentina.”

@Pontifex “US Cardinal Cupich defends use of ‘Pachamama’ idol during Amazon Synod” ( Of course. Would we expect anything less? Any cardinal who has two priests arrested for public sex ( will defend the “spirit” of Vatican II.

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – This disturbed pope has certainly made good use of his “gifts” – his ability to manipulate people, his tolerance of sexual, financial, and theological corruption, and his ability to resist God’s grace and be converted.

@Pontifex “At the U.S. bishops’ meeting this week, Papal Nuncio Christophe Pierre stood up and essentially threatened the hundreds of U.S. bishops in attendance, telling them to get in line with the ‘magisterium of Pope Francis,’ i.e., shut up and obey.”

@Pontifex “For Francis Church ‘No Longer Serves Any Purpose'” “The Church must become poor in doctrine and resources In order to commit suicide and disappear.”

@Pontifex “The devil destroys because he is envious, Pope preaches at weekday Mass” (And is that also why this psychologically unbalanced pope destroys?)

@Pontifex Because of what this tragic pope has done to the Church, Lord, let him find consolation in these verses from today’s Office: “Take pity on me, Lord, in your mercy; in your abundance of mercy wipe out my guilt. Wash me ever more from my guilt and cleanse me from my sin.”

@Pontifex Is this pope so full of anger and vindictiveness that he would have someone in the Vatican try to undermine the reputation of Dr. Taylor Marshall by altering his Wikipedia page?

@Pontifex Someone said, “If only we had a good pope, one who could pray with St. Paul (today’s Office): ‘I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in this body I live in faith.’ Lord, why curse the Church with this pope?”

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “God is merciful towards those who admit their need.” Faithful Catholics pray that this tragic pope will admit his need for mercy for all the destruction he has caused in the Church, for his failure to eradicate financial and sexual corruption.

@Pontifex This sick pope believes in “mercy,” “dialogue,” and “accompaniment” as long as people OBEY. Otherwise they will be faced with anger and vindictiveness. (The US bishops who recently attended the USCCB have had some experience with all this.)

@Pontifex A friend wrote, “We love this tragic pope, but we would love him even MORE if he followed the Gospel and Church teaching, if tried to eradicate sexual and financial corruption among clerics, and if he didn’t speak and act like a heretic.”

@Pontifex “Cardinal Burke expresses ‘respect…gratitude’ for man who threw Pachamama ‘idol’ in Tiber”

@Pontifex “(This pope’s) mercy has manifested itself by reversing Church teaching and discipline, including offering Communion to the divorced and civilly remarried, being more welcoming to the homosexual agenda such as that promoted by Fr. James Martin.”

@Pontifex “There are sinister Churchmen who are attempting to perform their own “transubstantiation” regarding the Church. They are trying to change the substance of the Church while maintaining Her appearance.”

@Pontifex “To these clerics, the Church is an organization tied to some medieval rules meant to suppress sexual urges through fear and threats. The Church, in their twisted view, reinforces a wrongheaded notion of what the Church’s substance should be.”

@Pontifex ” Speaking at a conference held at the University of Notre Dame, Archbishop Scicluna warned that Catholics should be prepared for more shocking revelations about clerical misconduct.” (Even MORE?? Dear God. The “spirit” of Vatican II lives on.)

@Pontifex @ebmuc At University of Notre Dame, USA: “‘Rebuild My Church’: Crisis and Response” forum. ( (“Rebuild” on the basis of Vatican II? Good luck with that.)

@Pontifex “We view this as an attempt to corrupt our youth, enslaving them to active homosexuality, inter alia.” Comment on the Nairobi Summit, which the Holy See will not attend. ( (And we ALL know how MUCH this tragic pope opposes active homosexuality.)

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – No, the Church’s cry of hope is the cry for the Church to be freed from this psychologically troubled pope, his German masters, and the demonic “spirit” of Vatican II.

@Pontifex “US bishops approve new Program of Priestly Formation” ( “One change is how to track progress. What had been a “seminary college” is being replaced by a new term: the ‘propaedeutic stage.’” Track progress? There’s nothing like a catchy new term.

@Pontifex “Papal ‘mercy,’ manifests itself by offering Holy Communion to the divorced and “remarried,” welcoming the homosexual agenda of Fr. James Martin, promoting dialogue to such an extreme that paganism is now being welcomed into Catholic churches.”

@Pontifex We pray that we may again have a good pope, one who can mean it when he prays these verses from today’s Office: “O God, you are my God, I watch for you from the dawn. My soul thirsts for you.”

@Pontifex Millions pray, “Oh God, You Who can convert the most evil of heretics, convert this tragic pope and his German masters and bring them back to Your Church.”

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets that “Jesus proposes perseverance to each of us.” If only this psychologically troubled pope had persevered in his belief in the truth, in the Gospel, and in Church teaching. If only he were not obeying his German masters.

@Pontifex “We have Scripture and tradition, where God reveals himself to us and interprets what he is saying and doing. The terms come to us. We cannot ‘re-imagine’ them or subject them to ‘paradigm shifts.’ We do not have that kind of standing.

@Pontifex Cynics are saying that the Vatican is poor, but it will never have to worry as long as this tragic pope does what his rich German masters tell him to do: Communion for the divorced and “remarried,” approval of homosexual acts, etc.

@Pontifex Response to this tragic pope: and how beautiful it would be if God could occupy in this sick pope’s heart the place that ecology, “eco-sins,” immigration problems, the “poor,” and tolerance of sexual and financial corruption occupy.



Some recent Tweets:

@Pontifex A friend e-mailed me: “May God save us and the Church from what the pope and his German masters are doing. I pray every day, almost every minute, for their conversion. May God make them good and faithful servants and prelates.”

@Pontifex A cynical friend said, “So, now the pope is so terribly concerned about ‘the poor.’ Is that because of what the nouvelle théologie and the Marxism of liberation theology dictate? Probably. This sick pope has always been so very obedient to (demonic) authority.”

@Pontifex A cynical friend said, “So, now this tragic pope is so terribly concerned about ‘the poor.’ Is that because of what the nouvelle théologie and the Marxism of liberation theology dictate? Probably. This sick pope has always been so very obedient to (demonic) authority.”

@Pontifex A friend said sarcastically, “So, now this tragic pope is so terribly concerned about ‘the poor.’ How wonderful – and wonderfully Marxist. For the first 2,000 years of its existence, the Church was never concerned about the poor, was it?”

@Pontifex Every time I read the Office, I pray we will one day have a pope like this: “Who will climb the mountain of the Lord? Who will stand in his holy place? The one who is innocent of wrongdoing and pure of heart, who has not given himself to vanities or sworn falsely.”

@Pontifex A friend said, “Every time I read these psalm verses, I think of this tragic pope and his German masters. This prayer to God: “You hate all who do evil – you destroy all who speak falsehood – the Lord abominates the bloody and deceitful man.”

@Pontifex From today’s Office, perhaps a comment on this tragic pope and his German masters: “For there is no truth in their mouth – their heart is a bottomless pit – their throat is a wide open grave – their tongue seduces.”

@Pontifex From today’s Office – St. Paul may be describing this sick pope and his German masters: “Now we hear that there are some of you who are living in idleness, doing no work themselves but interfering with everyone else’s.”

@Pontifex This tragic pope says that “the poor lead us straight to God”? If only the poor would lead this troubled pope straight to God.

@Pontifex So, this disturbed pope is going to add “ecological sins” to the catechism? Of course. And the next step? To remove homosexual sins from the catechism. But even this troubled pontiff cannot change Church teaching.

@Pontifex Faithful Catholics are like the Maccabees, in today’s Mass: “But many in Israel were determined and resolved in their hearts to die rather than to be defiled with unclean food or to profane the holy covenant. And they did die. Terrible affliction was upon Israel.”

@Pontifex If only this sadly confused pope – and his German masters – would pray, with the man in today’s Gospel, “Lord, please let me see.”

@Pontifex St Gregory the Great wrote (Homily 13 on the Gospel) : “Anyone ignorant of the brightness of eternal light is blind. If anyone recognizes the darkness of his blindness, let him cry with his whole mind, let him say: ‘Jesus, son of David, have pity on me!’”

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – Faithful Catholics pray that in heaven this tragic pope and his German masters will indeed be rewarded, and not condemned, for the way they have “administered” the Church.

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets about God, Who “welcomes us to heaven.” Faithful Catholics pray that this pope simply manages, somehow, to actually get to heaven, in spite of what he has done to the Church and to other people.

@Pontifex “How bad can a bad pope get? Pretty bad. Here are two further examples from history.” “

@Pontifex In today’s Office, a message for this psychologically troubled pope from St. Paul: “You must wake up now: the night is almost over, it will be daylight soon.”

@Pontifex This tragic pope on the way to East Asia, tweets that he hopes “these days may be rich in grace and joy.” May they also be rich in prayer, on the part of all faithful Catholics, for this troubled pontiff.

@Pontifex “This pontificate is a political disaster. Serious questions must be asked: homosexual men, either abusers or otherwise, in powerful posts; the theft of hundreds of millions; constant lies; accusations that love of country makes people “Nazis.”

@Pontifex A statement from an article by Hilary White with which many of us could agree: “We know we can’t trust the Bergoglian Vatican, especially in the persons of the prefect, secretary, and staff of the Congregation for Religious.”

@Pontifex From the Invitatory Psalm for today’s Office, for this tragically and psychologically confused pope: “If only, today, you would listen to his voice….”

@Pontifex From today’s Office, perhaps for this sick pope: “Evil whispers to the sinner in the depths of his heart: the fear of God does not stand before his eyes. Evil’s flattering light disguises his wickedness, so that he does not hate it. His words are false and deceitful.”

@Pontifex Again, from today’s Office, and we all hope that it does not apply to this tragically confused pope: “He follows the wrong path; he does not hate malice.”

@Pontifex From the reading at today’s Lauds, advice that even this tragically troubled pope may not be too proud to profit from: “Be careful, my child, in all you do, well-disciplined in all your behaviour. Bless the Lord God in everything; beg him to guide your ways….”

@Pontifex Does this tragic pope hate? Does this tragic pope hate AMERICA? Some people think so.

@Pontifex “Vatican financial authority an ‘empty shell,’ says departing board member” ( Who needs a financial authority when you’ve got rich German masters, a collection of bishops who are just rolling in money?

@Pontifex A tweet from @CaproEspiatori: “@austeni tells me the reason the Pope no want to go home to Argentina is that the Pope thinks he might left some chicken in the fridge and hasn’t mowed his lawn in 6 years and that is his magisterium, so you no believe you no Catholic.”

@Pontifex “Catholic prof defends initiative calling Pope Francis to repent for Pachamama idolatry”

@Pontifex “People are leaving religion in droves because it’s not religion anymore. It’s become a charity with meetings on Sundays.”

@Pontifex “Archbishop Vigneron is hiding behind the Constitution, yet lets his men lie and try and coerce witnesses to say something happened when nothing ever did. This is the archbishop just voted to be the number two man at the USCCB.”

@Pontifex “This is the archbishop whose local clergy is in near-revolt at his insistence they try and squeeze $190 million out of the flock, and is allowing one of the most upstanding priests in his archdiocese to be raked over the coals in this charade.”

@Pontifex “Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Pachamama was worshiped at Vatican and it wasn’t harmless”

@Pontifex From today’s Lauds: “Blessed are you, Mary, because you believed that all those things which were said to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” And that also means the promise that Mary would crush the head of the serpent, including the one now in the Vatican.

@Pontifex A friend said to me again, “Lord, save Your Church from the ravages of this tragically sick pope.”

@Pontifex On his trip to the Far East, this tragic pope tweets about the differences between Christians and Buddhists. He gives no indication, however, that he understands just how great those differences are. God help this poor sick pope.

@Pontifex This confused pope tweets, “The Gospel is full of questions that attempt to…invite the disciples to set out, to discover the truth that’s capable of giving and generating life.” It’s as if this sick pope doesn’t know the disciples already had that Truth: Jesus Christ.


@Pontifex “The pope asked for forgiveness and asked the victims to pray for him. He did ‘nothing else,’ according to that victim.”

@Pontifex “This video also includes many of the more important clips of bizarre occurrences in this the worst pontificate in the history of the Church.”



Some recent Tweets that may perhaps be of interest:

@Pontifex Because of the horrors of his pontificate, we hope this disturbed pope can pray with sincerity the psalm from today’s Lauds, “Take pity on me, Lord, in your mercy; in your abundance of mercy wipe out my guilt. Wash me ever more from my guilt and cleanse me from my sin.”

@Pontifex In today’s Office, we read these verses from Isaiah, “They were dismayed and ashamed, all the makers of idols, all of them fled in dismay.” A cynical friend said, “Yes, they all fled, all of them except those in the Vatican who are adore Pachamama.”

@Pontifex “The worst pontificate in the history of the Church.” – Michael Matt

@Pontifex In today’s reading at Lauds, St. Paul says, “The sufferings of Christ overflow to us.” A cynic said, “Not in the Church of the New Paradigm! In THAT Church no one speaks of death or suffering. All is JOY, JOY, JOY! And people flee that church.”

@Pontifex A friend said, “Countless faithful Catholics pray – they cry out – ‘Dear God in heaven, bring about this sick and tragic pope’s conversion before he dies’.”

@Pontifex This confused pope tweets, “Without prayer, our life and mission loses all its meaning, strength and fervor.” Is that why, for this troubled pontiff, the Church has so clearly lost its meaning, strength, and fervor?

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet: No, a true missionary Church has ALREADY been transformed by the Word of Life, and faith is its hallmark. “Service” is not its hallmark, but doing good in the world – unhampered by a heretical pontiff – is its hallmark.

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet: Faithful Catholics pray that this trouble pope, too, will find the “secret to a happy heart,” although it must be difficult at times

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – Yes, by all means, “Let us go out to meet Christ the Lord.” But after the havoc and destruction that this tragically troubled pope has wreaked in the Church, faithful Catholics wonder what will happen when he meets the Lord. And they pray.

@Pontifex “Bishop Zanchetta’s case destroys Pope Francis’s credibility on sex abuse” For faithful Catholics, the credibility of this tragic pope was destroyed long ago.

@Pontifex “In the Church today there is a form of giving scandal that has become far too common: silence in the face of sin and error.” Especially the sin and error originating from this tragically disturbed pope.

@Pontifex “In January I wrote that the prosecution of Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta was potentially ‘a fatal blow to the Pope’s reputation as a reformer,’ since it was Pope Francis—unequivocally—who promoted and protected the Argentine prelate.”

@Pontifex “One more damaging blow to the Pope’s credibility”

@Pontifex “Vatican diplomat calls for stronger commitment to international law” ( Right. Meanwhile, this troubled pope shelters Bishop Zanchetta from prosecution in Argentina.

@Pontifex This tragic pope invokes ” abundant divine blessings” on Thailand. We pray that God will hear the prayers of even this disturbed pope.

@Pontifex A friend says he prays Rosary after Rosary for the intention, “Dear God, save us from this psychologically disturbed pope.”

@Pontifex And this tragic pope will be judged on this – He is sheltering ANOTHER accused clerical sex abuser, Bishop Zanchetta, this pope’s friend, who has been criminally charged in Argentina, where prosecutors have requested his arrest and extradition.

@Pontifex This troubled pope shelters Bishop Zanchetta from prosecution in Argentina. No doubt, as he tweets, he’s offering Zanchetta “the possibility of a happy and successful life,” in an act of “generous and selfless love.”

@Pontifex From today’s Lauds: “If we live by the truth and in love, we shall grow in all ways into Christ.” Faithful Catholics pray, “Lord, if only this disturbed pope would also ‘live by the truth and in love’, and never by anger, lies, and deceit.”

@Pontifex We pray each day for the conversion of this troubled pope from what he is now.

@Pontifex The money that is squandered in Vatican financial corruption and this tragic pope’s tolerance of sodomite clerics are affronts crying out to heaven.

@Pontifex This tragic pope claims to be united with Christians who are martyrs for the faith, but this confused pontiff is not at all united with those faithful Catholics who suffer their own martyrdom within his corrupted Church.

@Pontifex This deeply troubled pope tweets that, “The kingdom of heaven is our common goal,” but if that were really true for him, would he be wrecking the Church the way he is?

@Pontifex A friend says he prays Rosary after Rosary for the intention, “Dear God, save us from this psychologically disturbed pope. He speaks of ‘peace,’ while destroying what is left of the Church.”

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “To remember, to journey together, to protect.” We pray that he will remember the Gospel, journey to heaven along with faithful Catholics, and protect the true teachings of the Church – not continue to undermine them.

@Pontifex “Pope to Catholics in Nagasaki: Be Witnesses of Hope in the Face of Evil” Sadly, many faithful Catholics these days have concluded that the Face of Evil is in the Vatican itself – with all this tragic pope’s financial and sexual corruption.

@Pontifex The Vatican is sheltering ANOTHER accused clerical sex abuser, this time Bishop Zanchetta of Argentina, a friend of the pope, who has been criminally charged in his home country, where prosecutors have requested his arrest and extradition.

@Pontifex In a Tweet, this confused pope speaks of “the ongoing work of recovery and rebuilding after the disasters.” And how will the Church recover and rebuild after the disaster of this tragic pontificate?

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – Many wish that this tragic pope would understand that the world needs a good pope. If only we had a pope who could “encourage all those people around us who are looking for a helping hand to lift them up.” Lord, when will we have such a pope?

@Pontifex This tragically sick pope tweets that the “theme of my visit is ‘Protect All Life’.” Is that why he praised Emma Bonino? “Bonino is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of roughly six million Italian babies between 1968 and today.”

@Pontifex It’s not enough to call them “rigid.” You have to try to destroy them as well.

@Pontifex Is the American episcopate – and by extension the Vatican as well – nothing but a cesspool of corruption, or does it only seem that way because of videos like this one (

@Pontifex “Pope Paul had a curious way of speaking, as if a rapturous majority of laity and clergy were rushing to embrace the new form of the Mass. An ever-more precipitous decline in church attendance throughout the 1960s and 1970s, suggests otherwise.”

@Pontifex May God preserve Japan, the Japanese people, and the Church in Japan from the destructiveness of this confused and troubled pope.

@Pontifex This tragically deluded pope is surrounded by “advisers” who confirm him in his illusion that he’s the greatest pontiff since Peter. Fortunately, he doesn’t know how many in the Church think, sadly, he’s the worst pope the Church has ever seen.

@Pontifex Some Chinese meet their new bishop (a cartoon in The Remnant newspaper).

@Pontifex From today’s Lauds: “The underworld will not proclaim you, nor death praise you; those who go down there do not wait in hope for your faithfulness.” Faithful Catholics pray that this tragic pope will be converted and will not go “down there.”

@Pontifex As the cartoon shows, ol’ Ted McCarrick’s trip to China as a negotiator is a gift that just keeps on giving. (And perhaps it’s reasonable to ask: what kind of gift, i.e., how many boys, did the Chinese give McCarrick while he was there, in exchange for a sweet deal?)

@Pontifex “Pope Paul had a curious way of speaking, as if a rapturous majority of laity and clergy were rushing to embrace the new form of the Mass. An ever-more precipitous decline in church attendance throughout the 1960s and 1970s, suggests otherwise.”

@Pontifex “Bishop apologizes to unrepentant adulterers, invites them back to the sacraments” On one blog, a woman commented, “Insane! When will this Hell end?” Unfortunately, it’ll end only when this sick pope ends his pontificate. And maybe not even then.



Lieber Ulrich,

danke für Deine Nachricht. Du hast ganz recht, als Du schreibst, “Hoch lebe das tapfere Ungarn, das über Jahrhunderte das Abendland gegen die osmanischen Horden verteidigt hat!”

Leider aber kann das Ungarn Europa nicht mehr verteidigen, weil die Gefahr nicht mehr von Armeen ausgeht.

Dr. Peter Hammond, ein Südafrikaner, hat geschrieben (und viele andere haben etwas ähnliches zum Ausdruck gebracht): “Wenn sich Muslime 10% der Bevölkerung nähern, neigen sie dazu, die Gesetzlosigkeit zu erhöhen, um sich über ihre Bedingungen zu beschweren. In Paris sehen wir bereits Autoverbrennungen. Jegliche nicht-muslimische Handlung verstößt gegen den Islam und führt zu Aufständen und Drohungen, wie in Amsterdam, mit Opposition gegen Mohammed-Cartoons und Filme über den Islam.“ (

Frankreich hat mit Abstand die größte muslimische Bevölkerung in Europa (8,8%, d.h., fast die oben genannten 10%), und mehrmals in der Woche kommt es zu Entweihungen und zum Verbrennen von Kirchen. ( (Es gibt einen ausgezeichneten französischen-katholischen Blog [], der über diese Dinge berichtet, wenn sie passieren.)

Ich befürchte, dass diesmal die osmanischen Horden durch die Hintertür kommen, und nicht durch Ungarn..

In Christo




Some recent Tweets that may perhaps be of interest:

@Pontifex “Cardinal Müller has warned that ‘hundreds of thousands’ of Catholics from the Amazon region will leave the Church as a result of videos of the idol ‘Pachamama’ being worshiped in ceremonies during the recently-concluded Amazon Synod in Rome.”

@Pontifex In this electrifying (for me) video (, four American Catholic laymen discuss what’s wrong with the Church. They discuss the horror the Church has become. Francis and his German masters condemn us, but we are not going away. We are the future.

@Pontifex “Pope Francis’ version of evangelization without ‘convictions’ makes no sense” ( Right. And of course there’s such an awful lot about this tragic pope that DOES make sense, isn’t there?

@Pontifex “Bishop Zanchetta’s case destroys Pope Francis’s credibility on sex abuse” ( Sure. And he had so much credibility before, didn’t he?

@Pontifex Here’s another article that may make our tragically unbalanced pope (and his German masters) furious: “Debunking the myth that today’s Communion in the hand revives an ancient custom”

@Pontifex One of the speakers in this video ( makes the point that this tragic pontiff was silent: to questions about Vigano, to the Dubia Cardinals, to petitions sign by thousands, etc. But he trots out a heretical Scalfari interview every year or so.

@Pontifex This psychologically troubled pope and his German masters should remember this verse from today’s Lauds: “The Lord grinds down his enemies….”

@Pontifex Another verse from Lauds today, for this tragically sick pope and his Pachamama-loving German masters: “Let them be dismayed, who worship carved things, who take pride in the images they make.”

@Pontifex Faithful Catholics often think of Jesus’ words from today’s Gospel at mass: “They will…persecute you….By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”

@Pontifex “As there were false prophets in the history of our people, so you too will have false teachers, who will insinuate their own disruptive views and disown the Master who purchased their freedom.” (Today’s Office, a warning about this sick pontiff and his German bosses.)

@Pontifex This confused pope tweets that his trip to Thailand and Japan was “a gift for which I am so grateful to the Lord.” So it seems that this psychologically troubled pontiff DOES believe in the existence of God! What a surprise! Does Scalfari know?

@Pontifex “The Pope: not using or possessing nuclear arms will be added to the Catechism” ( A friend said, “Oh NO! Ya mean now I gotta get rid o’ that H-bomb I got in the basement? That’s too MUCH!”

@Pontifex “I see a weak, gullible, maniacal, dangerous, little politician who needs to be stopped and who can be stopped if enough Catholics simply standup to him,…this character from South America, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.” – Michael Matt (

@Pontifex What we faithful Catholics believe: “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to the enemy.” – Churchill (

@Pontifex Some verses from a psalm in today’s Office are a prayer regarding the state of the Church under this present tragic pope: “Protect the vine, for your right hand planted it;…The vine is burnt and dug up.”

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “Try to grow in friendship even with those who think differently than you.” Fine, but this confused pontiff not only does that, he adopts the heretical ideas and beliefs of those who “think differently,” and souls are lost.

@Pontifex “Dear Jorge Bergoglio,…I don’t know why God is letting you hurt us like this. I don’t know why God’s letting so many souls be lost. But I do know that hope remains. I will think of you as more than just a bad pope who is destroying the Church.”

@Pontifex And so it’s come to this: “Priest urges Catholics not to leave Church over Pope Francis”

@Pontifex A friend wrote me, “For this tragic pope to make James Martin, S.J., an archbishop will be a sin that cries to heaven.”

@Pontifex “Can the Church Defend Herself Against Bergoglio?”

@Pontifex “Are we not in the midst of schisms, provoked by Bergoglio, whose insane drive to shatter the Church’s bimillennial discipline has produced a situation where what is considered a mortal sin in one diocese is an imperative of “mercy” in another?

@Pontifex Can this tragically confused pope ever really say this verse from today’s Office? Can he mean what he says? “Take pity on me, Lord, in your mercy; in your abundance of mercy wipe out my guilt.” God can wipe away even this pope’s guilt for what he has done to the Church.

@Pontifex Perhaps one day this psychologically troubled pope will be able to say this verse from today’s Office, and mean it: “The true sacrifice is a broken spirit: a contrite and humble heart, O God, you will not refuse.”

@Pontifex A friend wrote to me, “Whether this tragic pope and his German masters understand it or not, Satan is using them to try to destroy the Church from within. But even from within, ‘the Gates of Hell’ will not prevail against the Church, this pope, or his German masters.”

@Pontifex “The US bishops’ silence gives the greenlight to Martin to continue to speak out with impunity — with no fear of rebuke — as he seeks normalize sodomy and transgenderism within the Catholic Church.” God save us from this sick clergy and pope.

@Pontifex “His (i.e. James Martin, S.J.) words, tweets, and thoughts will continue to spread throughout the world like an invisible poisonous gas.” (And with this sick pope expected to name Martin a bishop soon, the poison gas will spread farther, faster.)

@Pontifex “Swiss Bishop explains why he dares to raise concerns about Pope Francis” A friend commented, “Our tragic pope will see to it that this guy doesn’t remain a bishop for much longer.”

@Pontifex “Pope Francis: Synodality Is a ‘Style’ Whose Soul Is the Holy Spirit” The Holy Spirit? Really? In his sickness, this tragically addled pope may be confusing the “spirit” of synodality with a “spirit” that comes from a much darker place.

@Pontifex “Pope says synodality is ‘what the Lord expects of the Church’” And which “Lord” might that be, exactly. After the horrific synods presided over by this tragically disturbed pope, many believe it’s the Lord of the Underworld.

@Pontifex “Cardinal Schönborn: Vatican officials lied about sexual abuse” It’s hard to credit Schönborn, after an LGBT concert in the Vienna cathedral: a shirtless actor on the altar rail, loud rock music, and actors as demons.

@Pontifex Antiphon from today’s Lauds: “Andrew said to Simon, his brother: ‘We have found the Messiah,’ and he brought him to Jesus.” So, the future first pope was brought to Jesus. Will anyone bring this present tragically troubled pope to Jesus?

@Pontifex “A very profound Christian spirituality…does not view the Cross as an instrument of torture but rather as the incomparable means for perfect configuration to the Redeemer.” – Benedict XVI Will we ever again have a pope who believes that?

@Pontifex Response to this troubled pope’s Tweet – The Church exists to convey God’s message that the Gates of Hell will not prevail, no matter how hard this tragic pope and his German masters may work to destroy the Church. And they are clearly working VERY hard at that.

@Pontifex A friend wrote me, “For this tragic pope to make James Martin, S.J., an archbishop will be a sin that cries to heaven.”

@Pontifex St. Peter foresaw popes like this present sick and tragic pope: “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies,…bringing upon themselves swift destruction.” 2 Peter 2:1

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – A REALLY cynical acquaintance said, “No, the Church exists to further its corruption, i.e., to make more and more money and to enable bishops and priests to abuse more and more boys and men. And this sick pope won’t stop any of that.”

@Pontifex In today’s Lauds, a message from St. Paul for this tragic pope: “You know ‘the time’ has come: you must wake up now….”

@Pontifex A message from today’s readings at mass for this troubled pope and others in the Vatican: “Let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and licentiousness, not in rivalry and jealousy.”

@Pontifex “The astonishing ignorance on the part of Pope Francis and his advisors doesn’t make for a more harmonious world: it makes for a more dangerous one. Those who buy into their fantasy view… are in for a rude surprise.”

@Pontifex Reponse to a papal Tweet – “To watch” also means that this pope should always be prepared, at every moment, to give an account to God for his pontificate of horrors, for the destruction he and his German masters have wrought in the Church.

@Pontifex This disturbed pope tweets about “the certainty that God’s consolation comes to us.” Many of us believe this tragic pontiff is continuing to delude himself. It is not “God’s consolation” that will come to him and his German masters. It will be God’s judgement.



Some recent Tweets that may be of interest:

@Pontifex This pope and his German masters can crush all opposition among the clergy, when it comes to their insane heresies. What can they do, though, about opposition among laymen, as exemplified by videos like those labeled “Rules for Retrogrades”? (

@Pontifex This troubled pope tweets, “The Lord is coming. This is the root of our hope.” It is also the root of the hope that faithful Catholics have. The Lord is coming to judge and to end the horrors of this shameful pontificat, with all its corruption.

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of the nativity scene in the days before Christmas.” But the traditions of Church teaching for 2,000 years? The tradition of the Tridentine Mass? For this pope, THOSE traditions are irrelevant.

@Pontifex While there’s still time, this troubled pope should take the advice of his own Tweet: “Watch therefore, for you don’t know on what day your Lord is coming.” In other words, this sick pope should do penance for what he’s done to the Church, before the Lord comes for him.

@Pontifex @CardinalDolan Why does Cardinal Dolan allow @JamesMartinSJ to spread his poison in New York? Why are there so many active homosexual priests in New York?

@Pontifex @CardinalDolan Will this sick pope ever have the Vatican police stop looking for Cardinal Viganò and instead investigate all the active homosexual priests in New York and elsewhere in the United States?

@Pontifex @CardinalDolan @ebmuc @JamesMartinSJ The vast number of active homosexual priests, especially in the United States and Europe, will be THE great scandal in Church history, extending to the end of time. And this sick pope will be responsible.

@Pontifex @CardinalDolan In today’s Lauds, the psalmist addresses God regarding men like this present sick pope: “You hate all who do evil – You destroy all who speak falsehood – the Lord abominates the bloody and deceitful man.”

@Pontifex @CardinalDolan From today’s Lauds, regarding this sick pope and his German masters: “There is no truth in their mouth – their heart is a bottomless pit – their throat is a wide open grave – their tongue seduces. Punish them, Lord, and let their own plans destroy them.”

@Pontifex A ;friend writes, “This sick pope tweets, ‘The Lord invites our heart to show compassion towards everyone.’ Unless they’re faithful Catholics, of course. In that case this tragic pontiff wants you to kick the s–t out of them.”

@Pontifex For this tragic pope, some psalm verses from today’s Lauds: “If you turn back to him with all your heart and soul – if you keep faithful to him – he will turn back to you and hide his face no longer.”

@Pontifex A message from today’s Office, a reminder for this troubled pope and his German masters: “Jesus Christ is the same today as he was yesterday and as he will be for ever. Do not let yourselves be led astray by all sorts of strange doctrines.”

@Pontifex “A bunch of corrupt men, concerned only about their own selfish ends and agendas, run the Church almost everywhere.”

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – Faithful Catholics pray for a pope who has a “small heart, humble, that is open to the revelation of the Lord.” Such a pope would be so different from what we have now: a tragic pope, with a heart closed to what God wants.

@Pontifex This tragic pope prays for “every disabled person.” And faithful Catholics pray as well, especially because “every disabled person” includes this troubled pope, who is so blind and deaf to goodness and truth.

@Pontifex Why delay Bishop Sheen’s beatification? “In 1947, Archbishop Sheen laid out the tricks the anti-Christ will use to twist the minds of men to make them believe he is the ‘Great Humanitarian’ who will “talk peace, prosperity, and plenty.”

@Pontifex “Disabled people should not be ‘hidden exiles,’ says Pope” ( True, but when we have a mentally disabled pope, as we have now, he should be sent into some kind of exile, not hidden, but public, so that everyone knows what he is.

@Pontifex Again, from today’s Lauds: “Who will climb the mountain of the Lord?…The one who is innocent of wrongdoing and pure of heart, who has not given himself to vanities or sworn falsely.” (We have had popes like that in the past. And will we ever again have such a pope?)

@Pontifex Some say we have a pope like this, as described in today’s Lauds: “The fear of God does not stand before his eyes. Evil’s flattering light disguises his wickedness, so that he does not hate it. His words are false and deceitful….”

@Pontifex “Faithful Chinese bishop on the run from communists highlights Vatican/China deal disaster” ( (A friend commented, “Disaster? Hey, for this sick pope, anything that weakens or tends to destroy the Church is a VICTORY, not a disaster!”)

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “Let us pray for all the pastors of the Church.” Yes, by all means, let’s pray for them, but not the way this befuddled pontiff means. Let’s pray that they convey true Church teaching and the Gospel, not the corruption this sick pope promotes.

@Pontifex In the horror of the present pontificate, faithful Catholics find consolation in these psalm verses from today’s Office: “‘I will turn their weeping into gladness,’ says the Lord, ‘I will comfort them and give them joy after sorrow’.”

@Pontifex In today’s Gospel are words for this tragic pope and his German masters: “Everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand.” When will this sick pontiff and his German overlords act on the Gospel?

@Pontifex “Who was the worst Pope in the history of the Church?” ( No, it’s not our present confused pontiff. Incredibly, there’s been at least one who was even worse, although even he didn’t actually try to wreck the Church, like Bergoglio.

@Pontifex This tragic pope unwittingly tweets a word of encouragement to faithful Catholics, just as he undermines his own attempts to destroy the Church: “Those who trust in the Lord will always be safe, because their foundations are sunk into the Rock.”

@Pontifex “The Sheen cause has been vetted left and right, up and down, for years. The Congregation of Saints also already knew all this….The big nothing burger that this false accusation is didn’t stop Catholic News Agency from pushing it out there.

@Pontifex “Cardinal Joseph Zen has described Vatican policy toward China as ‘terrible, terrible, terrible’ in a new interview.” ( (But what else can we expect from a tragically sick pope, who is himself “terrible, terrible, terrible.”)

@Pontifex “Pope calls on world’s nations to act decisively to address climate change” (But call on the Church to act decisively to address its problem with sodomite clergy and hierarchy? Well, that can wait.)

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet: And let us also pray that this tragic pope will decide to take steps to make the instruction of children in the true faith of the Church – the Gospel, the Tridentine Mass, the ancient teachings and the catechism– a priority.

@Pontifex From the Invitatory Psalm, for this tragic, troubled pope: “If only, today, you would listen to His voice….” (And a friend added: “Yes, instead of the demonic voice this sick pontiff usually seems to be listening to.”)

@Pontifex We hope for this tragic pope’s conversion, so that he will be able truthfully to pray this verse from today’s Office: “Create a pure heart in me, God, put a steadfast spirit into me.”

@Pontifex With all of the opposition ( from men like Cardinals Cupich and Dolan, other bishops, and this tragic pope himself – not to mention all the devils in hell – you have to conclude that Bishop Sheen will be a very powerful saint.

@Pontifex Among the prayers in today’s Lauds, we find this: “May Christ’s coming transform the Church, renewing its youth and vigour in the service of men.” (And a friend added, “Yes, indeed, ‘transform the Church,’ despite all that this sick pope is doing to wreck it.”)

@Pontifex “De Mattei: Who was the worst Pope in the history of the Church?”

@Pontifex This pope tweets that “prayer is medicine for the heart.” Faithful Catholics around the world ask God to apply this medicine to the heart of this sick pope, so that he can be a good pope, one who believes Church teaching and ends sodomite corruption among the clergy.

@Pontifex Michael Voris rightly says, “(Bishop) Hoeppner deserves the (Bishop) Malone treatment, and he’s not the only one. These rotten men live in darkness and operate in darkness, terrified of being dragged into the light.” (

@Pontifex A friend said sarcastically, “Isn’t it good to know that the Vatican is investing faithful Catholics’ money in such ‘worthy’ causes?” ( (Lord, when will the horror end? When will we have another great pontiff, like many in the past?)



Some Tweets that may be of interest:

@Pontifex The “Vatican Post Office (Not)” @CaproEspiatori has tweeted: “Vatican announces that next movie it finances will be feel good comedy about rectal prolapse.”

@Pontifex “A Rosary of Reparation for Idol Worship at the Vatican on December 12”

@Pontifex Some day, once again, we will have a great, wise, and good pope, one who can honestly pray these psalm verses from today’s Lauds: “At first light I cry to you, I put all my hope in your word. In the night I keep watch, pondering your sayings.”

@Pontifex A friend wrote, ” One day we will again have a pope who will renew the Church, not corrupt it.”

@Pontifex It’s sad that this antiphon from today’s Office will never – without a complete conversion – be applied to this tragic pope: “The learned will shine as brightly as the vault of heaven, and those who have instructed many in virtue will shine like stars for all eternity.”

@Pontifex A prayer from today’s Lauds: “By the example of the saints you instruct your faithful in the ways of wisdom and love; through our pastors, help us grow to the full stature of perfection.” (But that can’t happen with the present sexually corrupt hierarchy and sick pope.)

@Pontifex Today’s Lauds ends with this prayer: “Raise up in the church today men after your own heart to lead your people with wisdom and strength.” (A friend wrote, “And, dear God, how MUCH we need such men, instead of the financially and sexually corrupt bunch we have now.”)

@Pontifex This is so rich: with all the sexual corruption among them, with James Martin prancing around extolling the benefits of sodomy, the US bishops put a hold on Fulton Sheen’s beatification because of his supposed “role in ‘priests’ assignments’.”

@Pontifex From today’s Gospel: “At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.” (That’s kind of like the situation in the Church now, isn’t it?)

@Pontifex This pope tweets, “The true worship of God is always expressed in love of one’s neighbour.” When will we have a pope who understands that true worship of God is also expressed in faithfulness to the Gospel, to ancient Church teaching, and to unchangeable dogma?

@Pontifex “Cardinal Zen: Pope Francis is ‘encouraging a schism’ by ‘legitimizing’ China’s Communist-run church” Of course. Why would we expect anything else from this tragic pope?

@Pontifex Headline: “Pope Francis: Amoris Laetitia is ‘the Magisterium of the Church’ on divorced and remarried” John Zmirak said, “As usual, Pope Francis is equivocating, using language sloppily, and relying on anti-Catholic connotations.”

@Pontifex A friend commented, “This tragic pope can produce ‘authoritative’-looking videos and pious-sounding tweets, but he’s fooling nobody. We see through him. We see him for what he is: one of the most confused, psychologically troubled, and utterly wicked popes in history.”

@Pontifex A message for this tragically confused pope, from today’s reading at Lauds: “You know ‘the time’ has come: you must wake up now….”

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – May the feast of our Mother Mary Immaculate help this tragic pope to make his whole life a “yes” to God, a “yes” composed of faithfulness to Him, not a “yes” to financial and sodomite corruption.

@Pontifex Abbot Emeritus Philip writes ( “Modern culture does not seem to encourage…believing in something that might make demands on us to change our lives.” Many people see such thinking as the main cause of the gravest crisis in Church history.

@Pontifex “Even at the highest ecclesial levels, the importance of Catholic doctrine is disparaged. In particular, Jesus is reduced to one of many founders of divinely willed religions.” Fr. Thomas Weinandy Truth gets you fired.

@Pontifex Vatican Post Office (Not) @CaproEspiatori tweets a message that is only partly humorous. It refers to the prophecies of Our Lady at Fatima and Akita: “As rumors of a future Pope Tagle swirl, scientists detect dozens of asteroids turning their trajectories toward earth.”

@Pontifex A friend commented: “We pray that the disaster in the Vatican will end without God punishing people too severely for what this tragic pope and his German masters have done to the Church and to the world.”

@Pontifex From today’s Lauds: “Bless the Lord, spirits and souls of the just; all who are holy and humble, bless the Lord.” Faithful Catholics pray that we will one day have a hierarchy in which “spirits and souls of the just, all who are holy and humble” will be in the majority.

@Pontifex Faithful Catholics ask God for a pope who will understand that Isaiah is addressing this to him: “But now the Lord speaks, who created you, Jacob, who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine.’

@Pontifex An antiphon today for the serpent in the Vatican: “The Lord God said to the serpent: I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed. She will crush your head.”

@Pontifex Faithful Catholics pray that this tragic pope will recant his errors and abandon his hippie illusions from the 1970s before it’s too late.

@Pontifex “Is Pope Francis against Fatima?”

@Pontifex This tragically confused pope tweets that society must combat “the cancer of corruption.” Perhaps someone should again draw his attention to the blatant and widespread financial, doctrinal, and sodomite corruption in the Church. God help us.

@Pontifex Can’t this tragic pope tell the truth? Or is he naive? Or stupid? He tweets, “Corruption undermines the dignity of the person.” But – “The Vatican has vast sums in a fund with links to Swiss banks implicated in bribery and money laundering.”

@Pontifex About this pope’s non-blessing blessing (, one person comments, “I am a victim of bergoglio-fatigue. I just can’t watch anymore. It hurts too much. Some of us can only just look away.”

@Pontifex A friend wrote, “Dear God, how can there be so much good in the world, and so much evil in the Church under this present tragic pope?”

@Pontifex Carcinal Walter Brandmüller and “the final decline of the German Church”:

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “The human person is always sacred and inviolable…at any stage of development.” That’s why he lauds Italy’s leading abortionist It’s the old Peronist two-step: praise one thing one day, its opposite the day after that.

@Pontifex This tragically troubled pope tweets and asks Our Lady of Loreto to “bring help and comfort to those in need.” Surely there can’t be too many people who need help more than this psychologically disturbed pontiff.

@Pontifex We pray for a good pope, who even this present tragically disturbed pontiff describes in a Tweet: “Like a shepherd He feeds His flock.” This troubled pope, however, feeds his flock bizarre doctrine, financial corruption, and clerical sodomy. Lord, when will it end?

@Pontifex This letter reads as if written yesterday, not 52 years ago! People thought the Church was a mess THEN? What would they think now? Meanwhile teeny-bopper Cardinal Tagle is discussed as the next pope? Akita’s “fire from the sky” is getting closer.

@Pontifex Before, I feared for the future of the Church. Now I fear for the future. What did Our Lady of Akita say? “If men don’t repent, fire will fall from the sky and wipe out a great many…The survivors will envy the dead.”

@Pontifex “Cardinal Burke: ‘diabolical forces’ entered St. Peter’s Basilica through Pachamama idolatry” Burke goes on to speak of “Christ who wants St Peter’s Basilica to be purified of the sacrilegious act that took place during the Synod.”

@Pontifex A verse for this troubled pope from today’s Lauds: “Will God reject you for ever, will he never again take you into his favour?” The answer: no, not unless this tragic pope undergoes a conversion and returns to the Gospel and true Church teaching.

@Pontifex Even if one of the Lord’s enemies is a pope, “The Lord grinds down his enemies: he will thunder on them from the heavens.” (From today’s Lauds)

@Pontifex In the “Benedictus,” God promised “to rescue us from our enemies and all who hate us,” even if that enemy is a tragic, troubled pope.

@Pontifex One friend asked, “Why has God permitted this monstrous evil to spread through His Church?” The only answer is Augustine’s answer, in the Enchiridion: “For God judged it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit any evil to exist.”

@Pontifex This dangerously troubled pope and his German masters will not go on forever, but “They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.” (From today’s reading at mass.)

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “There will always be martyrs among us: this is the sign that we are following the way of Jesus.” WE are following the way of Jesus? Who is this “WE”? God, send us a good pope who can be included in that “WE.” This one isn’t following Jesus.

@Pontifex This troubled pope tweets about asking the Lord “to help us be always faithful to our vocation….” Yes Lord, help this tragic pope to be faithful to his vocation, help him to know what his vocation IS, what it means to be pope – to build the Church, not destroy it.



Below is a rather haphazard collection of notes and messages, mainly to Klaus Beckmann and Andreas Unterwalden, from earlier this year:

Dear Klaus,

I wish I could be as optimistic as you are! Yes, it’s true that both houses of Congress support NATO, but only the Senate counts, because only the Senate has the power to approve or reject a treaty. The Senate has also, in the past, terminated at least one treaty that the US signed.

So if Trump wants the US to leave NATO, and if the Republican majority in the Senate continues to do whatever Trump wants – and so far, those Republicans have been ABSOLUTELY obedient to Trump – then that majority will terminate the NATO treaty if Trump tells them to.

In Christo,



Dear Klaus,

I wish I could be as optimistic as you are! Yes, it’s true that both houses of Congress support NATO, but only the Senate counts, because only the Senate has the power to approve or reject a treaty. The Senate has also, in the past, terminated at least one treaty that the US signed.

So if Trump wants the US to leave NATO, and if the Republican majority in the Senate continues to do whatever Trump wants – and so far, those Republicans have been ABSOLUTELY obedient to Trump – then that majority will terminate the NATO treaty if Trump tells them to.

In Christo,



Lieber Andreas, Grüß Gott!

vielen Dank für diesen Artikel über Kardinal Burke. Ich will auch sagen, dass ich hoffe, ich war nicht unhöflich heute nach der Heiligen Messe. Tatsache ist, dass es mir auch nach dreißig Jahren in Deutschland manchmal schwer fällt zu verstehen, was die Leute mir sagen wollen, es sei denn, sie sprechen sehr l-a-n-g-s-a-m und k-l-a-r (was Du fast immer tust). Ich konnte Dich heute nicht richtig verstehen. (Wenn ich etwas schreibe, kann ich natürlich immer Google Translate verwenden.) Ich habe jedoch heute verstanden, dass wir uns vielleicht nächste Woche nach der Messe treffen können.

Ich versuche gern, nach der Messe fünfzehn Minuten an Danksagung zu verbringen, weil man sagt, dass die Eucharistie so lange in uns bleibt. Es scheint nicht gut, nach der Messe aus der Kirche zu eilen, solange wir noch den Leib Christi in uns haben.

In Christo



Lieber Andreas, Grüß Gott!

Vielen Dank! Unsere Liebe Frau von Guadalupe ist die Schutzpatronin von Nord- und Südamerika, daher scheint sie uns Amerikanern sehr nahe zu sein.

In Christo



Perhaps you’ve seen this video from The Remnant TV ( It’s one of the best commentaries on the Amazon Synod that I’ve seen so far.

In Christo,



I’m glad you’re watching the Michael Matt videos. I think they’re quite good.

A wise man once said, “Be careful of falling into the trap of thinking that if people on the left believe something, then that automatically makes it false. Conversely, if people on the right believe something, then that doesn’t automatically make it true.”

I think that’s good advice. I try to think for myself.

In Christo,



To Andreas

“Die Hl. Jungfrau weinte beinahe ununterbrochen, während sie mit mir sprach.” – Sehr, sehr bewegend.
In Christo


To Klaus

Sure, why not revoke the decision? (Sarcasm) If the gay mafia among the Catholic clergy is as extensive as it seems to be, one active sodomite priest more or less won’t make much difference, will it? And coincidentally, just today Michael Voris has one of his short Vortex videos on just this topic:
In Christo


Lieber Klaus,

Dein Brief war wie immer ausgezeichnet. Ich hoffe, der Kardinal hat Recht, wenn er sagt, es besteht kein Grund zur Panik.

In Christo



To Klaus

So many problems. I’ll pray for you. As St. Josemaria Escriva said:

“Es geschehe, es erfülle sich, gelobt und in Ewigkeit gepriesen sei der über alles gerechte und über alles liebenswerte Wille des Herrn! Amen. Amen.

In Christo,



to Klaus

Harvard can sometimes be so asinine, can’t it? As in this article:

In Christo,



Lieber Klaus,

gestern Abend hatte Unity Media ein Problem mit der Internetverbindung in diesem Teil von Düsseldorf. Möglicherweise haben Sie die unten stehende Nachricht nicht erhalten. Es wurde vor der Nachricht “Fußnote” geschrieben. Dies ist die E-Mail, auf die sich die Nachricht “Fußnote” bezieht:

Vielen Dank für diesen Artikel. Es lässt mich an die 1980er und 1990er Jahre denken, als ich in Honolulu und Tokio lebte. Zu dieser Zeit sah Japan so fortschrittlich und wirtschaftlich mächtig aus, dass jeder befürchtete, dass dieses Land die nächste Supermacht sein würde. Alle dachten, dass Japan die USA in jeder Hinsicht bald überholen würde. Das war kurz vor der bis heute andauernden Rezession in Japan.

In Christo



Sehr geehrter Herr Pöner,

es gibt noch einen Artikel (in englischer Sprache) über Monsignor Nicola Bux und die Amazonas-Synode. Die Überschrift: “Theologian: Vatican used ‘Stalinist methods with velvet gloves’ to oust JPII profs”.

In Christo

Robert John Bennett


to Klaus

And speaking of Canada, I always smile when I remember that there is a place in North America where the euro is the legal currency. There are two small islands near the mouth of the St. Lawrence river that still belong to France after all these centuries.

In Christo,



Mon, 29 Jul, 20:49

To Klaus

Dear Klaus,

Thank you for your message and its contents, all of which are new to me. Here is a link to the website of the Martin School at Oxford: There is a wealth of information there about the school and its founder.

These days, I try very hard not to fall into the trap that a lot of people seem to fall into. They take one or two aspects of a person that they find disagreeable, and because of those aspects they condemn everything that person is or has ever done. For example, one of Dr. Martin’s comments seem to indicate a certain hubris on his part, so he must be a bad person, and his life, work, and his research institute are all worthless. Or to take another example, Thomas Jefferson was a Freemason, owned slaves, and opposed organized religion, therefore the courage he showed in supporting the American colonies in their independence from Britain, and his organizational brilliance that contributed to the establishment of the young American republic, and his achievements as President of the United States are all utterly without value. Even one of his most famous quotations is probably a lie: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

As I said, I try not to fall into that intellectual trap.

I try to be as discriminating as possible in my judgements and evaluations regarding other people. I know such thinking horrifies all those who believe in “political correctness,” but it seems to me to be the wisest way ot thinking.

In Christo,


Dear Klaus,

Many thanks for your thoughts. I can only hope your right about climate change. If you’re wrong, it won’t make much difference to people my age, of course, but it will be a catastrophe of horrendous proportions for the generations coming afterwards.

I smiled when I read your comment about Canada and the United States. And if Jefferson were I alive today, I’m sure he’d find even more meaning in his words: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

In Christo,



to Klaus

I should have said this earlier, but I want to thank you for directing me to Dr. Angenvoort’s office yesterday. I was planning to go the only way I knew – which was MUCH longer. I just don’t know the streets in this area very well!

In Christo



to Klaus

A friend posted this meme on my Facebook page:



Dear Klaus,

Justin Amash is a congressman from the state of Michigan, where I grew up. On July 4, he wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post (attached to this e-mail in PDF format) in which he gives his reasons for leaving the Republican Party.

Trump, in his usual fashion, responded by calling Amash “one of the dumbest and most disloyal men in Congress….A total loser!”

When Trump, as President of the United States, uses words like that, I realize more and more that the only reason I voted for him was because I was conned into it (“dazu verleitet”). He is, in my opinion, the greatest con man (“Hochstapler”) ever to occupy the office of president.

And of course Amash did not endear himself to Trump by reading the Mueller report and then calling for Trump’s impeachment (You should be able to open that link without any difficulty.)

In Christo,


Mon, 1 Jul, 00:52

to Dominikaner, bcc: Klaus, bcc: Andreas

Sehr geehrter Pater Elias,

es war wundervoll zu hören, wie das Gloria und Credo heute bei der Messe um 8:30 Uhr im Gregorianischen Gesang gesungen wurden.

Ich wurde an die heiligen Messen erinnert, die ich als Junge besucht habe, als ein Dominikaner einmal in der Woche in der Stadt in den USA, in der ich aufgewachsen bin, Messe feierte. Das war vor dem Zweiten Vatikanischen Konzil, also feierte dieser Dominikaner die Messe im alten, traditionellen und majestätischen dominikanischen Ritus.

Ich weiß, dass so etwas heute unmöglich ist. Tradition und Majestät werden bei der Messe nicht mehr sehr gewünscht. Leider. Martin Mosebach hat einmal gesagt, dass die heilige Messe durch dem „Geist“ des Konzils „entsakrilisiert“ wurde und dass die Leute aus der Kirche fliehen. Ich fürchte, er hatte recht, und ich denke, dass das die wahre Tragödie der Kirche in unserer Zeit ist, aber was weiß ich? Ich bin nur ein alter Mann, der immer noch sehr weit von seiner Heimat entfernt wohnt, seine wahre Heimat.

In Christo

Robert Bennett


to Klaus

The reason that Japanese and Chinese can communicate somewhat in writing, but not in speaking, has to do not only with the fact that the grammar of the two languages is quite different. It also has to do with the fact that the same character is pronounced one way in Japanese and in a completely different way in Chinese. To take one simple example, the character “人” means “man.” It is pronounce “hito” in Japanese and “ren” in Chinese. So by WRITING some of the characters, a Japanese and a Chinese can communicate at a very basic level, but they could never communicate by simply using words in their own languages.



To Klaus

The Chinese written characters are the problem in conveying Christianity to the Japanese? I find that argument unconvincing. The Japanese use the same written characters as the Chinese, which usually have a close or similar meaning. And the Chinese have never had a problem understanding Christianity. (The two spoken languages, Chinese and Japanese, are not mutually intelligible, however, since they are based on two utterly different and unrelated systems of grammar. Chinese and Japanese people can, though, in a very limited way, communicate in writing since Chinese characters have the same or a similar meaning in Chinese and Japanese.)




Some recent Tweets:

@Pontifex “Where Have All the Catholics Gone?” ( “In the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, Mass attendance went from its peak of 130,000 in 1965 to 74,000 in 2017, a 43% decrease since 1965, during a time frame when the population of the city almost doubled).”

@Pontifex “The Vatican is currently a circus that condemns truth and justice to death.” – Father Ariel Levi di Gualdo

@Pontifex “Corriere della Sera reports that Vatican prosecutors are investigating how funds from Peter’s Pence have been allegedly invested in loss-making enterprises as well as a movie censored in some countries because of its explicit homosexual scenes.”

@Pontifex “The Pan-Amazonian synod was in reality an all-German synod. The German Church has been on Protestant detours for half a century, with ever-emptier churches, but with incomes from the church-tax in the amount of almost seven billion euros.”

@Pontifex “When the Pope expresses himself on doctrine, faith and morality, I owe him obedience. But when he plays games with Scalfari, I have the right to say he would have done better to receive the three dubia cardinals, to clarify open questions.”

@Pontifex “The Church is producing opportunists and sycophants who make a career with migrant boats. These are the entrance tickets to the Episcopate in a Church that is becoming a Cambodian regime.“

@Pontifex “Vatican Archbishop: those who say Judas is in hell are ‘heretics’ and priests may ‘accompany’ assisted suicides” A friend wrote, “Dear God, save Your Church from such evil, and from a cleric such as this.”

@Pontifex “Vatican Archbishop: those who say Judas is in hell are ‘heretics’ and priests may ‘accompany’ assisted suicides” An atheist friend said, “How can you believe in a God who permits such absurdity and evil in his “Church”?

@Pontifex This troubled pope says we should “learn to live in forgiveness.” Faithful Catholics would gladly forgive this pope for his devastation of the Church, but he doesn’t even understand the ruin he’s caused, and he certaintly hasn’t shown any sorrow for what he’s done.

“Cardinal Ouellet: Pachamama statues ‘did not bother me,’ ‘exaggeration’ to speak of idolatry” ( Ouellet is so very broad-minded, isn’t he? The Golden Calf probably wouldn’t have bothered him much either.)

@Pontifex “If the Vatican wanted to destroy the Church, how would it behave differently?”

@Pontifex “Obfuscations serve two ends. First, they destabilize the Church, paving the way for more radical change. Second, each outrage serves to distract attention from Vigano’s August 2018 letter. Francis never answered those charges, and he never will.

@Pontifex “Only 10% of Vatican’s $55 million ‘Peter’s Pence’ actually goes to the poor” And this tragically sick pope prattles on in a Tweet of December 9 that society must “combat the cancer of corruption.”

@Pontifex “Vatican officials used complicated financial deals to hide bank bailout” But on December 9 this tragic pope tweeted, “Corruption shatters all good and beautiful ideals.” Do we detect a soupçon of hypocrisy on the part of this troubled pontiff?

@Pontifex “God corrects and comforts us with tenderness, Pope preaches at weekday Mass” Unfortunately, God hasn’t done much to correct this tragic pontiff as he cuts one path of destruction after another through the heart of the Church.

@Pontifex “Jesuits and Drag Queens. Tautology?”

@Pontifex Antiphon from today’s Lauds: “O God, you will not spurn a humbled, contrite heart.” But God, you will spurn the heart of a humble hypocrite, one who is not sorry for destroying much of the Church, even if he happens to be the present tragically sick pope.

@Pontifex If only this present tragic pope could say these verses from today’s Lauds, and mean them from the depth of his heart: “Turn your face away from my sins and wipe out all my transgressions; create a pure heart in me, God, put a steadfast spirit into me.”

@Pontifex “World peace requires ‘ecological conversion,’ Pope says in annual message” ( Lord, instead of this tragic pope, give us a pope who knows that world peace requires a spiritual conversion, a turning to the Gospel and the teachings of the Church.

@Pontifex “Pope thanks Congregation for clear guidance in recognition of saints” ( Of course. That’s how this tragic pope deals with any negative reaction to his canceling the beatification of Archbishop Sheen. Such a clever pontiff, right?

@Pontifex @ebmuc Vatican Post Office (Not) @CaproEspiatori tweets: “News: Vatican uses the poor to cover its deficits.” (My question is: why aren’t this tragic pope’s German masters doing MORE to help him out? Why aren’t THEY covering more of this troubled pontiff’s deficits?)

@Pontifex This troubled pope tweets that Advent “calls us to ask ourselves: What is the great desire of my heart?” This tragic pope gives every indication that HIS heart desires money, influence, dominance, and the esteem of the wealthy and powerful. God isn’t really on his list.

@Pontifex @ebmuc “German Bishops Commit to ‘Newly Assessing’ Catholic Doctrine on Homosexuality”…”Also discussed: is the prohibition of homosexual acts by the Church ‘still up-to-date’?” Yeah, get with it, guys. Sodomy is “up-to-date.” Right?

@Pontifex @ebmuc “German Bishops Commit to ‘Newly Assessing’ Catholic Doctrine on Homosexuality” Right. Why not just claim that sodomy is a source of grace? That’ll surely bring back those 216,078 people who left the Church in Germany in 2018.

@Pontifex “Catholic laity beg Pope Francis to honor Mother Mary, not Mother Earth in open letter” (This confused and troubled pope probably thinks that preferring Our Lady to Pachamama is so very “traditional” and “rigid,” simply NOT “up-to-date.”)

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets, “I continue asking for the support of your prayer.” Certainly, Catholics pray for him as we pray for all the sick. And we know that one day, in this world or the next, God will bring him – and the Church he is trying to destroy – back to health.

@Pontifex You could rewrite this tragic pope’s latest Tweet: “Faith gives us the ability to look with hope at the recent horrors in the life of the Church; it helps faithful Catholics accept defeat and suffering, knowing that evil can never have the last word in the Vatican.”

@Pontifex Tweeted by @EdwardPentin: Vatican and financial corruption: “‘a web of intrigue and suspicious transactions’ involving an ‘alleged €17 million ruse by financiers who run Maltese investment firms’.” Will this pontificate of horror never end?

@Pontifex @ebmuc With transactions like this one at the Vatican Bank (, it’s no wonder this confused pope has to steal money from the poor (by ransacking Peter’s Pence) and also submit to the dictates of his rich German masters.

@Pontifex This sick pope tweets, “Faith gives us the ability to look with hope at life.” Scalfari says (and this pope didn’t deny it) that this pontiff doesn’t believe in hell, doesn’t think Jesus was divine, doesn’t believe in the Resurrection. But he has “faith”? Gimme a break.

@Pontifex “Pope Francis seems not to see a problem meeting with and embracing an anti-Semite like the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb.” No problem meeting with an anti-Semitic Muslim Imam? Nope not at all. Hey, its ECUMENICAL, right?

@Pontifex “New evidence shows deceitful methods Vatican officials used to launder millions of euros” But not to worry – this tragically sick pope has tweeted that he’s personally opposed to corruption.

@Pontifex “Francis’s papacy is possibly the most scandal-ridden in modern history, with new scandals emerging on a weekly basis.” – William Kilpatrick

@Pontifex “Our Lady ‘never introduced herself as a co-redeemer, rather as a disciple,’ Francis said, although Our Lady never introduced herself as a ‘disciple’.” ( Well, shucks, this psychologically troubled pope is only human, isn’t he? He makes mistakes.

@Pontifex This troubled pope tweets: near Christmas, we should “make room in our hearts for the One who has already come” and will come again. Is there room in the heart of this confused pontiff for Christ AND for His Gospel and Church teaching? There doesn’t seem to be.

@Pontifex Reply to a papal Tweet: Lord, heal this sick pope’s vast number of illnesses. Make him well again.

@Pontifex Scalfari has quoted this sick pope: no souls go to hell, Jesus wasn’t divine, there was no real Resurrection, etc. Obviously the quotes are accurate. Sure, the Vatican press office issues some weak statement, but THIS TRAGIC POPE HIMSELF HAS NEVER DENIED THE QUOTES.

@Pontifex Countless faithful Catholics, in America and around the world, pray for this tragic pope’s conversion. Lord, do not hold his attempts at Church destruction against him. This pope is sick, Lord. He doesn’t know what he’s doing, neither he nor his German masters.

@Pontifex Lord, make this psychologically troubled pope a man of faith, not a global politician. Bring this sick pontiff back to your Church, Lord.

@Pontifex An antiphon from today’s Lauds: “The Lord, the ruler of the universe, will come from heaven in great majesty,” and he will save us and all His Church from this pontificate of horror.

@Pontifex Cardinal Kasper and this sick pope’s other German masters want the Church to begin ordaining priestesses Lord, we know You can draw good from even such horror, such evil.



Message to Florian Exl:

Hi Flo,

As always, I feel regret that I haven’t sent you a Christmas card, especially since the “Christmas Wishes” that you sent me were really so splendid. I especially like the one about “angels who will accompany you wherever you are.” Sometimes, when I think of what each of us has to survive in life, when I think of what we DO survive, the best explanation often seems to be something like angels guiding us – and God too, of course.

But perhaps there’s an upside to not sending you a card. If I did that, I would probably have little motive to say that I continue to believe this: when I think of both of you raising a family, at a time like this, in a world and a society like the one we’re living in now, it seems courageous, even heroic.

I know, of course neither of you think of yourselves as “courageous” or “heroic,” but it really does seem that way to me. When I try to imagine what it would be like to try to raise children to be good adults in a world like this, it seems that both of you are doing something truly extraordinary.

In a world where Trump is president, where Francis is pope, where Boris Johnson is British prime minister, where American school children have drag queens reading stories to them in school libraries, where children have to practice what to do if a killer comes into their school – raising a family in THAT world really DOES seem heroic.

I know, those things happen mostly in America, but I think I could come up with a list of sad events that happen in Europe too, – a kid shooting 16 people in a school in Erfurt in 2002, the sex education for little children that “enlightened” teachers here promote, Putin having a guy shot in a park in Berlin and people poisoned in the UK, terrorists murdering people in London, in France, even here in Germany.

Of course all that is gloomy, too gloomy, but there is another side of life – the faith I was raised in as a child can give meaning to life at an age when it’s not easy for many people to find meaning. In spite of everything that’s going on in the world, that kind of faith should give everyone a sense of joy and hope, a feeling – no, MORE than a feeling, a knowledge – that the angels mentioned on your card are real.

Take care of yourselves – both of you, all of you in your family,




@Pontifex So Archbishop Paglia approves of assisted suicide ( Fine. But doesn’t this benighted cleric – and this sick pope – understand that this also means contributing to the ongoing assisted suicide of our entire civilization?

@Pontifex The German government pays the clergy’s salary from a “Church tax” levied on Catholics. The German Church Is the world’s wealthiest When the head of the German bishops’ conference, says to Bergoglio, “Jump,” he can only respond, “How high?”

@Pontifex This sick pope tweets about “lukewarm Catholics.” Fortunately, thanks to him, there are fewer and fewer “lukewarm Catholics.” This pope’s confusion has galvanized so very many of them into becoming thoughtful, devout faithful Catholics. (It’s the “Francis effect.”)

@Pontifex “Those scandals are only symptoms of the greater crisis — a crisis as Church Militant has been saying for nearly a decade — is of supernatural faith within the hierarchy.”

@Pontifex The “Francis Effect” goes on and on: “Sean Hannity, a famous news commentator in the US, has made it official. He’s leaving the Catholic Church, and his reason is that the Catholic Church has ‘too much institutionalized corruption’.”

@Pontifex “The dominant effect of the crisis has been this: the Faith not being transmitted to the laity. And that stands to reason; one of the first principles of philosophy is: You cannot give what you do not have.”

@Pontifex “How could a clergy and hierarchy that no longer possessed the Faith themselves transmit it to a laity being besieged by a culture attacking the Church on every side?”

@Pontifex “This clergy also recruited thousands and thousands of other homosexual and faithless men into seminaries. They kept orthodox men out of the seminary and ordained active homosexuals to go into the parishes and corrupt the minds of the faithful.

@Pontifex Yes, this sick pope SHOULD send “a signal of deference to the Muslim community.” Then, when they take over the Vatican and the rest of Italy, they just might send “a signal of deference to Christians.” (But if history is any guide, they won’t.)

@Pontifex Two brothers, Tim and Dave Gordon, who have a video podcast, Rules for Retrogrades, react to one of the Vigano letters They also tell us what they think of this tragic pope.

@Pontifex A verse from today’s Lauds: “Faithfulness has sprung from the earth.” Those words made me realize there is no reason for fear. Faithful Catholics will increase in number, without stopping, in order to resist the horrors of this pontificate and rebuild the Church.

@Pontifex An antiphon from Lauds: “The Lord will come out from His holy place: He will come to save His people.” Yes, the Lord will come to save His people from the ravages that this psychologically disturbed pope and his German masters are inflicting on the Church

@Pontifex Faithful Catholics can also sing this antiphon from Lauds: “We have a strong city. The Saviour will set up wall and rampart to guard it: open the gates, for God is with us. Alleluia.”

@Pontifex This confused pope appears – in a Tweet – to have a new attitude toward “conversion.” Faithful Catholics pray he too will have a conversion that “comes from a previous experience of mercy,” and that he will start building up the Church, instead of trying to destroy it.

@Pontifex Reply to @CaproEspiatori : And you no mess with the sick pope’s German masters either, especially when “synodal process” take us into New Church of priestesses (sometimes married to each other), sodomite “marriage,” and “unbiased” sexual morality

@Pontifex On this tragic pope’s birthday, Novus Ordo Watch tweets happily, “83 years of Bergoglio.” Dear God. Bring about the conversion of this troubled pontiff before the end of his pontificate of horror, before he’s remembered as Pope Honorius I is.

@Pontifex “Who among the bishops inspires young men to be like them? We know the answer. Look at the current crop of those bishops who lie, cheat, constantly campaign for money and their hokey reputations. No young man would get his inspiration from them.”

@Pontifex New York’s St Joseph’s Seminary was built for 280 seminarians. There are now 17. Since not every seminarian goes on to ordination, this year Cardinal Dolan will ordain one seminarian, one, out of 3,000,000 Catholics in the archdiocese of New York

@Pontifex And this sick pope does it again: “The homosexual scenes in the new Elton John biopic are the most explicit ever in a mainstream movie. Ordinary Catholics paid for the film’s production via their Peter’s Pence donations to the Pope.”

@Pontifex Somebody should tell the German bishops during their “synodal process”: “STUDIES: When highly developed cultures undergo sexual revolution and license they collapse with monotonous regularity within three generations”

@Pontifex Faithful Catholics pray that someday we’ll have a pope who is a leader where Christ’s moral teachings are concerned, instead of a sick pontiff who obeys his German masters and is a follower of secular “morality.”

@Pontifex During the reign of this confused pope and his German masters, faithful Catholics pray these verses from today’s Lauds: “O God, the proud rise against me, in the meetings of the powerful they seek my life: they do not keep you in their sight.”

@Pontifex An antiphon from today’s Lauds: “The Lord who is all-powerful will come from Sion to save his people.” The Lord will come to save us from the monsters inhabiting this pontificate of horror.

@Pontifex A verse from Isaiah in today’s Office: “In Zion, the sinners are afraid; the hypocrites tremble.” And in the Vatican too, the sinners are afraid; the hypocrites tremble.

@Pontifex In today’s Office, St. Paul has a message for this troubled pope, for his German masters, and for all who follow them in their darkness: “The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon – let us give up all the things we prefer to do under cover of the dark.”

@Pontifex This confused pope tweets we should “welcome, protect, promote and integrate” migrants. He says that’s the way to “help build the city of God and man.” Not exactly. That’s the way to build a Muslim empire, instead of rebuilding the Church.

@Pontifex This tragic pope thanks everyone for prayers on his 83rd birthday. Faithful Catholics pray for him, all right, pray for his conversion, pray God will make him a good pope, one who supports Christ and His teachings, who will end Church financial and sodomite corruption.

@Pontifex @ebmuc “German archbishop who claims homosexuality is ‘normal’ doesn’t know science: Psychologist” (Let’s get real – no German bishop worth his salt is going to change his opinion just because “science” says he’s wrong. That’s just not the German “synodal way,” is it?)

@Pontifex “More evidence has surfaced of massive financial corruption at the Vatican with evidence highlighting the secret and deceitful methods Vatican officials used to launder millions of euros.” (Our tragic pope still has some corruption to clean up.)

@Pontifex “Pope Francis: Let us ask ourselves, ‘How am I preparing for the birth of Jesus?’” How is this sick pope preparing? More confused pronouncements? Christ’s divinity or His Resurrection again denied? A religious order suppressed and assets seized?

@Pontifex This sick pope and the Germans err. “For free”? No. Paul wrote, “Don’t you know that wrongdoers won’t inherit the kingdom of God? Don’t be deceived: The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who have sex with men won’t inherit God’s kingdom.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

@Pontifex This tragic pope’s German masters are exploiting his confused state of mind. They promote a “synodality” that will approve adultery and sodomy so that they can establish “die Deutsche Nationalkatholische Kirche” – the German National Catholic Church (a false “Church”.

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – This pope’s happy-clappy message won’t bring people back to the Church, or make them stay in it. People will simply think, “If God gives everything ‘for free,’ then why bother going to Church?

@Pontifex @ebmuc “The German Church Has Fallen”

@Pontifex (1/3) “The Vatican right now is drowning in rumors of heretical papal utterances, predator cover-ups, associations with organized crime, money laundering, Mafia murder conspiracies – all of it…. @Pontifex (2/3) “And Francis, the guy in white, he thinks that somehow he has retained enough moral credibility to come out and lecture everybody, lecture the world, especially lecture those rigid pharisaical…. @Pontifex (3/3) “Christians for being worse than atheists, or whatever the heck he’s babbling about all the time. Where does this guy get the idea that he still has any moral authority to speak on anything?”

@Pontifex “The tragic story of this failed pontificate: the Supreme Pontiff proceeds, not to confess but to deny; not to confirm but to mislead; not to unite but to divide; not to build but to demolish. The are heresies of every kind.” – Archbishop Viganò

@Pontifex From today’s Lauds: “Let my eyes shed tears, night and day, let them never cease, for the daughter of my people is afflicted with a great affliction, with the worst of all wounds.” The worst of all popes.

@Pontifex This sick pope tweets that every life is precious. “The Lord will hold us to account for this at the moment of judgment,” he says. True, but what the Lord will hold this confused pope to account for is the souls lost because of his demented teaching and his corruption.

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – A crucified life jacket? This demented pope just never runs out of gimmicks.

@Pontifex “The Homosexual Papacy?”

@Pontifex This tragic pope tweets,”Let us give thanks for all the good there is in the world,” and let us pray that some that good will appear also in the Church of this sick pontiff.

@Pontifex This troubled pope tweets,”Trust is indispensable for the building of a peaceful world.” It’s also indispensable for the rebuilding of a Church that lies in ruins. But does anyone trust this sick pontiff and his German masters?



A German friend sent me an e-mail about the number of migrants coming into Germany. I sent him the following response (translation below):

Lieber Ulrich,

danke für Deine E-Mail und für den Artikel. Die meisten Menschen sind sich dessen nicht bewusst, wie der Islam das jetzt tut, was er in der Schlacht von Tours im Jahr 732 nicht konnte: Europa erobern. In Bezug aut den “unbemerkten, unaufhörlichen Migrantenzustrom über die deutschen Grenzen”, dachte ich daran, was der englische Dichter T.S. Eliot, der 1948 den Nobelpreis für Literatur erhielt, einmal schrieb, als er eines seiner Gedichte (“The Hollow Men”) mit folgenden Zeilen beendete:

“Das ist der Weg wie die Welt endet
Das ist der Weg wie die Welt endet
Das ist der Weg wie die Welt endet
Nicht mit einem Knall, sondern mit einem Wimmern.”

In Christo




Dear Ulrich,

Thanks for your email and for the article. Most people are not aware of how Islam is now doing what it could not do at the Battle of Tours in 732: conquering Europe. Regarding the “unnoticed, incessant influx of migrants across German borders”, I thought about what the English poet T.S. Eliot, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, once wrote when he ended one of his poems (“The Hollow Men”) with the following lines:

“This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang, but a whimper.”

In Christo




Response to a Facebook comment:

You’re right, “the pope is not free in his authority to propose some novel teaching which contradicts the Apostolic Tradition.” But what this unbalanced pontiff – and his Jesuit and German masters – seem intent on doing is to propose novel teachings slowly, gradually, inch by inch, hoping no one notices. Then, in a generation or two, EVERYTHING will have changed. Of course, this is actually what has been happening since the close of that “pastoral” Second Vatican Council. The Gates of Hell have learned not to operate with a violent, frontal assault, but more subtly and deceitfully – as is fitting for the Father of Lies. Meanwhile, people in Europe and America continue leaving the Church in droves, and “Merry Christmas” has become “Happy Holiday.” Well, at least people are not being “rigid.”



Lieber Ignatius,

danke für Deine Nachricht!

Ich habe ein paar Fragen. Wenn möglich, möchte ich noch einmal an den Einkehrabenden des Opus Dei teilnehmen. Ein Grund dazu ist, dass ich einen traditionellen, konservativen amerikanischen Beichtvater habe (weil ich ihm auf Englisch zur Beichte gehen kann), und er hat mir einmal gesagt, es wäre eine gute Idee nochmals an diesen Einkehrabenden teilzunehmen, wenn möglich.

Ein zweiter Grund dazu ist, dass ich, als traditioneller Katholik, hoffe, dass sich die Haltung des Opus Dei gegenüber den eher merkwürdigen Lehren von Papst Franziskus geändert hat. (Wie Du weißt, war die Unterstützung von einem Opus Dei-Priester für diese Ideen der Grund, weshalb ich nicht mehr an den Einkehrabenden teilnehmen konnte.)

Ich hoffe, das Opus Dei (oder zumindest dieser Priester) unterstützt die seltsamen Lehren dieses Papstes nicht wie zuvor. Also meine Fragen: Kannst Du mir sagen, ob das wahr ist? Und wenn es wahr ist, kannst Du mir sagen, wo diese Abende gerade stattfinden? Essen? Köln? Und denkst Du, es wäre möglich, mit jemandem aus Düsseldorf dorthin zu reisen?

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Robert Bennett



Some recent Tweets:

@Pontifex Headline: “A Full Court Press for HomoChurch?”….There “appears to be a full court press to push acceptance of homosexuality by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church herself.”

@Pontifex “Vatican publishes new book reducing ‘sin of Sodom’ to ‘lack of hospitality’” A friend commented, “Maybe this is why our tragically demented pope keeps saying we have to be nice to migrants.”

@Pontifex A friend wrote, “We are so TIRED of this confused pope’s empty statements and his hypocrisy, and the stories of his anger and rage.”

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – Yes, if only the “disarming goodness” of “the Baby Jesus” would purify this sick and confused pope of all the financial, heretical, and sodomite corruption that “encrusts” his heart, the hearts of his German masters, and the entire Vatican.

@Pontifex “CDF Official: Anthropology and Scripture Document is Not ‘Open’ to Same-Sex Unions” (@JamesMartinSJ must be having a good laugh. People also said Amoris Laetitia wasn’t “open” to adultery. And then look what happened.)

@Pontifex With all of the heresy and the financial and sodomite corruption that stinks to heaven from the Vatican, does this tragic pope really think that many people actually BELIEVE him when he prattles on about things like “the smile of God” in his Tweets?

@Pontifex I suppose this tragic pope thinks people will eventually just forget about the vast amount of financial and sodomite corruption emanating from the Vatican. But how can we forget? We’re reminded of it every day, by the pope himself, by @JamesMartinSJ and by many others.”

@Pontifex “Montagna’s translation of the conclusion of the (PBC) study’s section on homosexuality makes me wary of anyone urging that the PBC isn’t pushing for a re-examination of Church teaching on sodomy.”

@Pontifex (1/2 ) Pope Francis: “Time begins the processes, space crystallizes them. God is found in time, and in ongoing processes. We should not privilege spaces of power over time, even long ones, of processes…. (2/2 ) We have to start processes rather than occupy spaces.” Hey, look guys, this pope is not only tragic, he’s a tragic INTELLECTUAL! (And of course it doesn’t matter if what he says means anything.)

@Pontifex “(The pope’s) action seeks to disfigure the Catholic Church by word and action, through duplicity and lies, through those theatrical gestures of his that flaunt spontaneity but are meticulously conceived and planned.” – Archbishop Viganò

@Pontifex The pope says, “Here, there is a need to be wary of the temptation to rigidity. Let us always remember that behind every form of rigidity lies some kind of imbalance.” Substitute “papal confusion” for “rigidity” and you’ve got something there.

@Pontifex Everything Archbishop Vigano has written is explosive, but in this latest letter, he goes nuclear. You should perhaps be sitting down when you read this:

@Pontifex Pope: “Time begins the processes, space crystallizes them. God’s found in time, in ongoing processes. We shouldn’t privilege spaces of power over time, even long ones, of processes. We have to start processes rather than occupy spaces” – @CatholicSat hilarious comments!

@Pontifex This sick pontiff proposes novel teachings slowly, and the Gates of Hell operate subtly and deceitfully – as befits the Father of Lies. People leave the Church in droves, while “Merry Christmas” has become “Happy Holiday.” Well, at least people aren’t being “rigid.”

@Pontifex A friend wrote, “Let’s face it, guys. This pope isn’t just tragic, sick, demented, unbalanced, and confused. In the end, he’s also a JOKE!”

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – If only this tragic and sad pope would follow his own advice about Jesus, “to include Him in our plans and in our choices.” Then there would be a little more work for the Gates of Hell to do as they attack the Church.

@Pontifex Response to a papal Tweet – For this tragic pope, may this be a time not simply of a GROWTH of faith, but may the poor man actually receive the GIFT of faith, because he seems to be entirely lacking in it now. God help him, and may God help the Church, and all of us.

@Pontifex “Many Catholics agree that we need a paradigm shift, to get us away from the worn-out strategy of the past five decades, which has failed in keeping the Catholic world Catholic. We might try—I know it’s a daring concept—restoring our tradition!”

@Pontifex “Reform movements in the Church always look to the past for inspiration and models. Rejuvenation has come from rediscovering buried treasures. But not for this pope: looking to our heritage and our saints is, for him, a sign of fear and hatred.”

@Pontifex “Could anyone need more evidence that the Church is being ruled by someone who is barely, or not at all, Catholic? He wouldn’t even make a good Moslem.” – Peter Kwasniewski

@Pontifex This question used to be a joke, but no longer: “Is the pope Catholic?”

@Pontifex An absolutely hilarious tweet from our comedian-pope speaks of “growth in faith”! THIS pope? “Growth in faith”? Does the poor guy even HAVE any faith?

@Pontifex I apologize for my Tweets ridiculing this tragically demented pope. We should all pray for this sick man, who clearly doesn’t have much faith left, if any at all. Those pious Tweets sent out in his name are obviously written by one of his assistants.

@Pontifex Once again, it has to be said that faithful Catholics pray that this present tragically demented pope will not suffer the same fate as Pope Honorius I, who was posthumously declared a heretic.

@Pontifex This sick pope has his German masters to defend him now, but when, like Pope Honorius I, he is posthumously declared a heretic (, he won’t have his German masters to defend him then.

@Pontifex Faithful Catholics pray that they go to heaven when they die, and they pray that this tragic pope goes there to. They want to be able to tell him that his bizarre ideas strengthened their faith by making them think deeply about the Gospel and true Church teachings.

@Pontifex “We’ve been poisoned by a false magisterium for over six years now.” – Archbishop Viganò

@Pontifex Response to a papal (assistant’s) Tweet: Can this misguided pope really “celebrate the closeness of God” or “rediscover that God is real”? Will this tragic pontiff ever understand that God is humble Love? Will this self-centered pope ever understand what “humble” means?

@Pontifex “De Mattei: The ‘Mestizo’ Theology of Pope Francis” – “Our Lady is not mestizo, in the sense Francis gives to Her, as nothing, hybrid, obscure or confused exists in Her.”

@Pontifex “A distinguished authority on Islamic jihad has excoriated Pope Francis for equating the evangelization of Jews and Muslims with the Crusades. ‘The Pope is purveying historical fiction’.” – Dr. Robert Spencer

@Pontifex A friend wrote, “I know the Gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church, but sometimes I’m afraid Bergoglio might.” Then he referred me to this article:

@Pontifex “Rigid Catholics who won’t change are imbalanced, says Pope Francis in Christmas address” And a tragic pope who refuses to preach the Gospel and preserve Church teaching is not simply IMbalanced, he is UNbalanced.

@Pontifex Response to a papal (assistant’s) Tweet – Faithful Catholics hope that this sick pontiff will have an chance to invite Jesus into his life. Because if Christ inhabits that life, He can still draw some good from the enormous evil in this tragic pope’s words and actions.

@Pontifex Advice for our sick pope: To be happy,”All we need to do is to show that we’re More Christian than Jesus.” Doesn’t surpassing your Savior show everyone how great you are? (And THIS pope IS more Christian than that rigid, “imbalanced” ol’ Jesus!)

@Pontifex Response to a papal (assistant’s) Tweet that “The nativity scene is like a living Gospel in homes, schools, workplaces.” Now if only we had a pope who will bring the Gospel into people’s lives, and who won’t complain that those who follow the Gospel are “rigid.”

@Pontifex “Marcelo Pera, former president of the Italian senate denounced the leadership of Pope Francis as ‘a scandal in the biblical sense of the word: it leads souls astray and makes the faithful stumble’.” (How will this pope take revenge on Pera?)

@Pontifex (1/2) Peter Kwasniewski writes in a brilliant article, “‘Fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell’ (Mt 10:28)…. @Pontifex (2/2) This is the holy fear for which the pope has no room, even as the innkeepers had no room for the humble Virgin and her godfearing spouse St. Joseph.

@Pontifex “This pontificate is a scandal in the Biblical sense, it disorients the faithful and makes them fall, it does not bear fruit, on the contrary it makes them diminish in number[.] … This pontificate is an outrage to reason.”

@Pontifex May God have mercy on this tragic and sick pope for what he is doing to the Church.

@Pontifex Response to a papal (assistant’s) Tweet: Faithful Catholics pray that even this tragically unbalanced pope can learn to embrace Jesus, and give up his embrace of that other, darker entity who is opposed to God.

@Pontifex Faithful Catholics pray for a pope who really believes what he says, not a pope who says one thing, sounding holy, while at the same time destroying the Church.

@Pontifex If only we had a pope whose pious-sounding words we could take seriously, whose words are not belied by his anger, his vengeance, his greed, and his penchant for destroying the Church.

@Pontifex Michael Voris (@Michael_Voris) tweets this pope believes “Christ is JUST the ‘preferred’ way and that we shouldn’t tell other people they need to come to the Catholic Church and accept the fullness of truth. That wouldn’t be polite. And don’t cross yourself in public.”


Lieber Ignatius,

vielen, vielen Dank für das Schreiben einer so langen und durchdachte Nachricht. Ich werde sehr sorgfältig über alles nachdenken. Nach dem, was Du geschrieben hast, fürchte ich jedoch, dass ich immer noch zu traditionell, zu konservativ, zu eng mit der Lehre des Evangeliums und der Kirche verbunden bin – zu “starr”, wie der Papst uns nennt -, um viel zum Opus Dei beitragen zu können.

Nachdem ich Deinen Brief gelesen hatte, fiel mir auch ein, dass mein Beichtvater nicht versteht, wie sehr sich das Opus Dei verändert hat. Mein Beichtvater, der so konservativ und traditionell ist wie ich, scheint zu glauben, dass das Opus Dei immer noch dasselbe ist, wie es war. Ich glaube, das ist der Grund dazu, dass er sagte, es wäre eine gute Idee, nochmals an den Einkehrabenden teilzunehmen.

Aber ich bete weiter, jeden Tag, für die Mitglieder des Opus Dei, und natürlich für die ganze Kirche, die unter der katastrophalen Herrschaft dieses tragischen Papstes so sehr leidet. Am Ende zählt jedoch natürlich nur das: “Es geschehe, es erfülle sich, gelobt und in Ewigkeit verherrlicht sei der über alles gerechte und über alles liebenswerte Wille des Herrn. – Amen. – Amen”

In Christo




Dear Klaus,

Thank you for giving me the magazine with the German translation of Pius XII’s encyclical “Musicae Sacrae Disciplina.”

In order to be sure that I understood the paragraph that you marked, paragraph 47, I accessed the English translation on the Vatican website (

The English translation of that paragraph is as follows: “47. Where, according to old or immemorial custom, some popular hymns are sung in the language of the people after the sacred words of the liturgy have been sung in Latin during the solemn Eucharistic sacrifice, local Ordinaries can allow this to be done ‘if, in the light of the circumstances of the locality and the people, they believe that (custom) cannot prudently be removed.’ The law by which it is forbidden to sing the liturgical words themselves in the language of the people remains in force, according to what has been said.”

So, as I read this paragraph, vernacular hymns may be sung “after the sacred words of the liturgy have been sung in Latin during the solemn Eucharistic sacrifice.” But what does “sacred words of the liturgy…sung in Latin” mean? If “the liturgy” means the Mass itself, then that would mean that vernacular hymns may be sung only after the Mass is completed.

If “sacred words of the liturgy” means only “the Words of Consecration,” which to me seems unlikely, then vernacular hymns may not be sung until after that part of Mass.

Either way, what happens at the Masses in Volmerswerth does not conform to the rules set down in that encyclical, because vernacular hymns are sung mainly during the first part of the Mass, BEFORE the Words of Consecration. In addition, as I remember it, in Volmerswerth, after the consecration, there is very little singing, in any language.

Anyway, as I said to you once, I’m very grateful for the first four or five years that I attended Mass in Volmerswerth. I will always have the memory of the beautiful Masses of those years, when only Gregorian chant was sung during the Mass. That memory carries me through all the awful Novus Ordo Masses I have to sit through, at Andreaskirche and elsewhere.

In Christo,



Dear Klaus,

It just occurred to me that “after the sacred words of the liturgy have been sung in Latin during the solemn Eucharistic sacrifice” could NOT refer merely to the Words of Consecration, because the Words of Consecration are never sung.

So can “the sacred words of the liturgy” mean anything except the Mass itself in this context? Then that would mean that the encyclical is specifying that vernacular hymns may be sung only when the Mass is complete and not during the Mass itself. How else can the encyclical be read?

Now I understand why I always heard, in the United States, that vernacular hymns may never be sung during Mass, only before or after the Mass is complete. The US bishops were simply following Pius XII’s encyclical.

OR “after the sacred words of the liturgy have been sung in Latin during the solemn Eucharistic sacrifice” COULD mean, for example, the Kyrie or the Gloria. In that case, after the Kyrie and Gloria have been sung in Latin, THEN a vernacular translation can be sung – or so it seems.

But what about a “low Mass,” or, as it’s called here, I think, “eine stille Messe”? In a Mass like that, where NOTHING is sung, it would mean that no vernacular hymns at all, under any circumstances, may be sung during the Mass.

In any case, again, it seems to me, the way vernacular hymns are sung during Mass in Volmerswerth is simply not correct, no matter how you interpret the encyclical.

In Christo,



As Catholics, perhaps we should all be concerned about the anti-Semitic attack at the rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York. As Martin Niemöller wrote in his poem about the country I live in, Germany, before World War II:

“Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me….”

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