by Pauly Fongemie
  September 8, 2014
Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"If the faith is in imminent peril, prelates ought to be accused by their subjects, even in public." ------ St. Thomas Aquinas

"The greatest obstacle in the apostolate of the Church is the timidity or rather the cowardice of the faithful." ------ Pope St. Pius X

In the book of Ezechiel [17-21] we are instructed:

Son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: and thou shalt hear the word out of my mouth, and shalt tell it them from me. If, when I say to the wicked, Thou shalt surely die: thou declare it not to him, nor speak to him, that he may be converted from his wicked way, and live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand. But if thou give warning to the wicked, and he be not converted from his wickedness, and from his evil way: he indeed shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul. Moreover if the just man shall turn away from his justice, and shall commit iniquity: I will lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die, because thou hast not given him warning: he shall die in his sin, and his justices which he hath done, shall not be remembered: but I will require his blood at thy hand. 

 But if thou warn the just man, that the just may not sin, and he doth not sin: living he shall live, because thou hast warned him, and thou hast delivered thy soul. 

One trembles to address the numerous comments out of the mouth of the Pontiff Francis so scandalous they are falling faster and more precipitously than languid leaves in the boreal autumn wind. Given the state of affairs - at a crisis point - in the Church and among men at large, and with the command of God Himself as provided by His Saints, I rise to do my duty, as unworthy as I am, to rectify in some small way the damage done to universal truth and the cause of the salvation of souls.

I will not even attempt to cover all the off-the-cuff remarks brandished about in the media as if spoken ex cathedra and thus infallible truth is said to be in flux and subject to change, a contradiction in terms and an absolute impossibility!

The concern of this column is sin.

Early in his pontificate the Bishop of Rome, as he prefers to be called, was heard to say without any sorrow or regret that he had once stolen a rosary from the hands of a corpse and that he hoped some grace would "rub" off on him or words to that effect. As reported in the press the avowal appeared almost a boast, as surely as it was damning for it gave scandal within its very context. How could one merit grace from a sinful act in of itself?!!

But I let this go, not out of cowardice, but to be as prudent as possible, to wait and see if the Pontiff Francis had a change of heart and took back the tone of disdain for the nature of sin.

Now he is on an unruly, unholy tear again, this time informing the world that no less a Saint than St. Paul boasted of his sinfulness!! Shocking beyond the words to tell! Either he has lost all sense of propriety or is woefully ignorant. The Church has always given the definition for St. Paul's use of "infirmities" not as sins but human frailty, which may lead to sin, but never defined it as sins themselves. To purposefully boast of sin is a sin against the Holy Ghost! To boast of infirmity or weakness as a creature is to allow God to worketh grace and bestow His bountiful mercy on such creatures who are aware of their need of Him in all things and therein place all their trust and hope. One as great as the Apostle and Martyr Paul could never, would never boast of even the smallest venial sin, for sin is so heinous that unrepented venial sin [mortal sin in this category precludes the possibility of salvation] or insufficiently repented sins, including venial sins, are atoned for in Purgatory. Just one such venial sin.

    Having given more than enough scandal with his pernicious, facetious remark "Who is to judge?" - without qualifiers as per Archbishop Raymond Burke of the Vatican Signatura, who said that we are obligated to judge in the objective and gave a few examples. The above Scripture quote mandates judging in the objective in order to strive to not only save our own souls but those of our neighbor as well.

All this tomfoolery and shameless buffoonery is the result of the Holy See's failure [refusal?], specifically the Roman Pontiffs', to heed Our Lady of Fatima and consecrate RUSSIA to her Immaculate Heart. She warned us that if the Consecration was not done as asked much misfortune would befall the Pontiff, the Church and the world, which receives any and all grace from God through the ministration of the Holy Catholic Church. She said that the Consecration would finally be done, but late .... after much misery for mankind.

What a chastisement to be made to witness such a pitiful state, to be reduced to a laughing stock, in that truth and morals can be so little regarded that the Vatican prelates and the Bishop of Rome, Francis, have the temerity to hold a Synod where the Church's moral teaching on marriage, infallible and irreformable by definition, are open to debate at the very least. This is tempting the Spouse of Our Lady, the Holy Ghost!

I squelch a scream that rises up from the very sinews of my heart and the faculties of my soul! Is this a nightmare I thought, surely it must be but that?

No. Oh dear Heaven!

Quo vadis, Peter, quo vadis? I dare not follow lest I risk the loss of my soul .......