Freemasonic Encyclical: Fratelli tutti… Tutti Frutti… Where’s The Catholic Bit? 

Blogger, Athanasius writes…

I spent several hours reading the Encyclical of Pope Francis Fratelli tutti but got nowhere near reading it in its entirety – it’s the size of War & Peace and all about the Brotherhood of Man. It reads like the Masonic blueprint for the New World Order complete with that fundamental heresy that embraces all religions as being instruments of the one God “in whom we all believe”, Muslims, Jews and Christians. Really horrendous stuff from a Pope and completely the opposite in worldview from the Traditional teaching of the Church based on the Gospels. [Editor: interesting, in that there are headlines in cyberspace linking this encyclical to Freemasonry – e.g. Freemasons Acclaim Pope Francis’ New Encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Embodies One of the Guiding Principles of Freemasonry…]

Here are a few passages… 

The different religions, based on their respect for each human person as a creature called to be a child of God, contribute significantly to building fraternity and defending justice in society. Dialogue between the followers of different religions does not take place simply for the sake of diplomacy, consideration or tolerance. In the words of the Bishops of India, “the goal of dialogue is to establish friendship, peace and harmony, and to share spiritual and moral values and experiences in a spirit of truth and love”. #271

From our faith experience and from the wisdom accumulated over centuries, but also from lessons learned from our many weaknesses and failures, we, the believers of the different religions, know that our witness to God benefits our societies. The effort to seek God with a sincere heart, provided it is never sullied by ideological or self-serving aims, helps us recognize one another as travelling companions, truly brothers and sisters. #272

The Church esteems the ways in which God works in other religions, and “rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions. She has a high regard for their manner of life and conduct, their precepts and doctrines which… often reflect a ray of that truth which enlightens all men and women”. #273

A journey of peace is possible between religions. Its point of departure must be God’s way of seeing things. “God does not see with his eyes, God sees with his heart. And God’s love is the same for everyone, regardless of religion. Even if they are atheists, his love is the same. When the last day comes, and there is sufficient light to see things as they really are, we are going to find ourselves quite surprised”. #274 

I wonder whatever happened to fallen human nature and its inclination to sin. In fact I wonder what happened to Our Lord’s Gospel assurance that “the poor you will always have with you…”  and “unless a man be baptised with water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven”, and again “Go ye therefore teaching all nation whatsoever I have commanded you, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost…”

Francis reckons a good old chinwag in “dialogue” with our Muslim, Jewish and other non-Christian/non-Catholic “brothers and sisters” is far more important if we are to build a better common home here on earth – he even praises the role of the U.N in helping to achieve this. Real heresy and, dare I say, apostasy!

This is about the Freemasonic agenda, the universal brotherhood of man, that “new humanism” which Paul VI called Vatican II, but which Cardinal Suenens declared “The French Revolution in the Church”. The Encyclical would have been more aptly named “Tutti-Frutti” since it attempts to include all flavours of religion and non-religion in the pursuit of the new brotherhood that does not have Christ the King as its head.   [See] the Papal Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on Christ the King, to highlight the contrast between a Catholic Pope and a Communist one!

Comment:

There is also  the following jibe directed, it seems, at  President Trump in this “brotherly” encyclical. Under the headline “Shameless Aggression”  we read:

Things that until a few years ago could not be said by anyone without risking the loss of universal respect can now be said with impunity, and in the crudest of terms, even by some political figures. Nor should we forget that “there are huge economic interests operating in the digital world, capable of exercising forms of control as subtle as they are invasive, creating mechanisms for the manipulation of consciences and of the democratic process. The way many platforms work often ends up favouring encounter between persons who think alike, shielding them from debate. These closed circuits facilitate the spread of fake news and false information, fomenting prejudice and hate”. #45

In conclusion, rather than belabour the obvious point that this must rank as one of the worst ever papal encyclicals – we’re talking, of all time –  I think it better to end this “through gritted teeth” comment with a quote from the encyclical of Pope Pius XI on the Kingship of Christ. This serves to contrast this latest papal encyclical of Pope Francis with authentic Catholic teaching on the relationship of Christ’s Church to the world… Read on, and tell us if you agree… or not.

This kingdom is spiritual and is concerned with spiritual things. That this is so the above quotations from Scripture amply prove, and Christ by his own action confirms it. On many occasions, when the Jews and even the Apostles wrongly supposed that the Messiah would restore the liberties and the kingdom of Israel, he repelled and denied such a suggestion. When the populace thronged around him in admiration and would have acclaimed him King, he shrank from the honor and sought safety in flight. Before the Roman magistrate he declared that his kingdom was not of this world. The gospels present this kingdom as one which men prepare to enter by penance, and cannot actually enter except by faith and by baptism, which, though an external rite, signifies and produces an interior regeneration. This kingdom is opposed to none other than to that of Satan and to the power of darkness. It demands of its subjects a spirit of detachment from riches and earthly things, and a spirit of gentleness. They must hunger and thirst after justice, and more than this, they must deny themselves and carry the cross.”  (Quas Primas: Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on the Feast of Christ The King, 11 December, 1925)    

37 responses

  1. I’d love to know who actually wrote this smarmy, sentimentalized rubbish. In it we can finally see the actual intention of the Vatican II novelty, “dialog”: to surrender the Catholic Church to the Masonic doctrine of universalism. Each world religion, you know, is but a bead on a necklace of truth.

    Meanwhile, back in the Catholic Faith, we know that the gods of all false religions are demons. So if these false religions respect each human person as a “child of God,” which demon, I wonder, respects human persons? Perhaps that demon, if he exists, is taking malice-altering drugs so that he suddenly has a kinder, gentler perspective on the human race he formerly despised.

    Or perhaps it was the author of this stuff that is on drugs. Especially outrageous is Athanasius’ excerpt #273, which rhapsodizes about the manner of life and conduct of the practitioners of these false religions. How about female genital mutilation, honor killings and acts of terror, characteristic of Islam (the “religion of peace”). Yes, those are terribly enlightening, Pope Francis, but not in the deceptive, devious way you claim.

    Oh, I believe Francis omitted one very large world religion in his slobbering over the lot of them: Freemasonry. Tell us about the manner of life and conduct of these murderers, assassins, subversives and crooks, Pope Francis. I recommend you start with the Reign of Terror (a bit difficult to be enlightened when your lopped-off head has fallen into a basket). From there, perhaps you could move on to the assassination of President Garcia Moreno? How about the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, that precipitated WWI?

    So many wonderful, edifying acts to choose from…

  2. Editor

    That is a brilliant and concise introduction to this thread, and so tragically true. What we Catholics are faced with is a Pope who is spouting heresy and apostasy in a direct way that leaves little room for benefit of the doubt.

    Since this Pope was elected he has done nothing but disdain the traditions and traditional teaching of the Church. It began on the logia itself on the night of his election when, setting out his destructive agenda, he refused the Papal Pallium saying something to the effect of “those days are over”. He then placed a beach ball on the altar of Our Lady’s chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore basilica, a mark of the utmost disrespect. This is the very altar that Pius XII celebrated his first Mass on, the altar with the miraculous ‘Salus Populi Romano’ image of Our Lady above it.

    Following his first Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si (2015), I wrote a lengthy essay response (published in the Angelus magazine, available to read here: https://catholictruthblogdotcom1.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/fiddling-while-rome-burns-vatican-ii-in-retrospect.pdf), in which I noted even then that Pope Francis had not once referred to any Church teaching or Papal utterance prior to Vatican II. It was as if, for him, the Church began with Vatican II, the new French Revolution.

    He maintained that trend in his second Encyclical, an apology for climate change Communists and earth worshippers, and now he does the same in this horrendous production, completely excluding all Church teaching prior to Vatican II. The reason for this is that his Modernist/Masonic vision is utterly condemned by the traditional teaching, most notably that Encyclical on The Kingship of Christ you cited in the introduction.

    What Pope Francis envisions, whether he is aware of it or not, is the anti-Gospel of Lucifer which is that of Freemasonic and Communistic naturalism, a world of many gods and none in which humanism is the fundamental dogma of faith. Paul VI acknowledged this at Vatican II when he spoke of the Council as “a new humanism” while Cardinal Seunens, the prelate responsible for the illicit introduction of Communion in the hand into the Church, was more explicit, calling it “the French Revolution in the Church”.

    There is also no little hypocrisy in this Encyclical of Francis in that it definitely takes aim at President Trump in the very month leading to the American elections. He has done this before, as most may recall, when he referred to building bridges instead of walls, a direct reference to Trump’s perfectly legitimate attempts to slow illegal immigration, a lot of it criminal, into the U.S.

    A world without borders is what Francis wants while at the same time advocating that we do everything to retain our cultural heritage. How, though, do cultures retain a specific heritage when there are no borders and no nationalities left? We can see right through this Communist ruse.

    Think what we may about the theological deviance of the other concilliar popes from John XXIII to Benedict XVI, not one of them attacked the infallible moral teaching of the Church as this Pope has done. From the day of his election he has criticised those who speak out against homosexuality and abortion, even going so far as to receive a transgender couple in the Vatican and give them his blessing. He has single-handedly destroyed the Pontifical Commission for Life by replacing its staff with notorious pro-gay, pro-abortion incumbents. Not once in this new Encyclical does he directly condemn sexual immorality and abortion as two of the most destructive elements contributing to the downfall of the Christian family and that cultural heritage he says we must treasure.

    The entire Encyclical from start to end, is a manifesto for a world without God, a body without a soul, that relies on an inherent goodness and nobility in man that the Church teaches is not possible for fallen human nature, which tends towards evil.

    Even as regards poverty, one of the major themes in this Encyclical, Our Lord Himself declared “the poor you will have always with you…” Yes, it’s important to look after the needs of the poor but not nearly as important as taking the Gospel to those whose souls are in the poverty of sin, absent of the true religion and God’s grace, which comes through Baptism. Hence the Pope’s words are hollow – seeking a superficial fix for a supernatural problem.

    I could go on and on about this Encyclical but one of my criticism of it is that it is 200 pages long and I run the risk of using up the same space to counter its poison. Note how Modernist Popes always write immensely lengthy documents in comparison with the Popes of the past – it’s because they need to re-educate the faithful with the new religion they preach which necessitates lengthy programming of thought. Utterly disgraceful document from a disgraceful Pope. This Pope needs serious prayers and the Church needs a miracle to get it back to preaching the true faith of Jesus Christ Our King, the only true God and way to heaven.

  3. I forgot to mention that at the beginning of Pope Francis’s Encyclical he relates the story of St. Francis of Assisi travelling to Egypt to meet with the Muslim Sultan Malik-el-Kamil. The general gist of what the Pope writes is that Francis embarked on this dangerous journey on the sole basis of his fraternal love for all men, not to dispute in doctrine with the Sultan.

    The true historical account of this episode is that St. Francis did indeed set out to meet with the Sultan, but his motive was to seek martyrdom for Our Lord. The Sultan and his army were renowned for their brutality towards Christians so Francis was under no illusion that he was going to Egypt for a friendly dialogue.

    As it happened, the Sultan, being a devout Muslim, was astonished and impressed by the bravery and holiness of St. Francis, who had spent quite some time educating him on the lineage of Our Lord and the Sacred Scriptural texts showing Him to be the Son of God and Saviour of the world. The Sultan’s advisors wanted to kill Francis for daring to attempt converting Muslims but the Sultan said no and rather invited our saint to remain for a further week. When St. Francis finally left he was given adequate provisions for his journey and impressed the Sultan even more when he rejected the riches that were also offered him. Francis was greatly disappointed that he had failed to convert the Sultan and did not receive the crown of martyrdom he had hoped for.

    So much for Pope Francis’s reinterpretation insinuating that St. Francis went to Egypt out of fraternal love and with no intention of dogmatising the Sultan – it’s the very opposite of what is historically recorded of the event.

    • Athanasius,

      How about this for a simple syllogism:

      1. Communists must rewrite history as part of their agenda, to eliminate anything that contradicts their ideology.
      2. Pope Francis habitually rewrites Catholic history and Tradition, including the Gospels, to obscure anything that contradicts his NWO-friendly agenda.
      3. Therefore, Pope Francis is a Communist.

      • RCAVictor

        Modernism is, in a sense, Communism since it employs the same tactic. Though it truly does grieve me to say it, Pope Francis is an ideological Communist. Everything he says and does, though with a veneer of religion, is precisely in line with the Communist/Freemasonic manifesto. He preaches in essence naturalism and is absorbed with this world; climate change, unfettered immigration, poverty, injustice, equality, etc. etc.

        What finally did it for me was when he invited a Muslim woman to have her feet washed during the Maundy Thursday celebrations, a clear departure from the Gospel and Catholic liturgical Tradition. It didn’t matter to him because he was pushing a new religion, a naturalist one.

        We have to call it as we see it – yes, Pope Francis is at the very least a Communist/Masonic puppet, though he seems so focused on destroying the last remnants of Traditional Catholic faith and morals that it seems even too generous to imagine that he’s actually a puppet.

  4. Last week I hosted a simple lunch at home for two women who have been friends of mine for many years. I would describe both as deeply religious. One professes no allegiance to any particular church but rises every morning for prayer and meditation and is outstanding in the support she gives to prisoners in our local prison, and has done so for over 20years. The other is Catholic, very involved in her Novus Ordo parish, extraordinary minister etc, third order carmelite, very humble and self effacing, daily Mass goer before the pandemic etc. Our conversation turned to Pope Francis and they both launched into a passionate praise of him. “The best Pope we have ever had” “fresh air” so merciful and inclusive of everyone etc etc they were astonished when I did not join in their opinions. Why is it that people are so blind? I suggested they have a look at Bishop Schneider and Viganò book for a different perspective.
    I think if most Catholics in the pew were to be asked they would praise Francis to the skies, indeed some of my family do just that. Even some outwardly traditional religious were on line commenting favourably about the new encyclical…
    I suppose it is because very few actuallly listen to what he says and does in any depth at all. Pachamama passed them by, his failure to answer the Dubai does not concern them, the people he chooses to mix with merely demonstrate his open heart etc.
    Without constantly speaking out against him how does one point out the danger that he is to the church?
    By the way, being miles away from Scotland I could not attend the Rosary this afternoon but I did say mine at the same time to join my prayers to yours. Hope it went well.

    • Elizabeth

      The best way to point out the serious danger Francis represents to Catholic orthodoxy is to go online and print off Pius XI’s encyclical on the feast of Christ the King and then give to them for comparison with Francis’s Encyclical. If they are more than just superficial/emotional Catholics then they will not fail to see how diametrically opposed the two Popes are in teaching.

      http://www.vatican.va/content/pius-xi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_11121925_quas-primas.html

    • Elizabeth,

      Your experience with those friends is not unique – not at all. The modernism is now embedded in Catholic souls and it is tragic to behold.

      I would go one step further than Athanasius’s suggestion, which is an excellent one; I would (and do) say that in order to believe that Francis is a great pope, we have to believe that every pope prior to Vatican II was a bad pope.

      That is to say, for the majority of the Church’s history – until post Vatican II and certainly until 2013, when Francis came among us – we have not had good popes.

      These modernists have to make a decision. Either all the previous popes (certainly prior to Vatican II because each of the post-Vatican II popes were modernists, albeit when measured against Francis they seem like saints… Oh wait…) – either all the previous popes were bad popes because they were teaching error, or it’s Francis who is teaching error. Since the popes prior to Vatican II taught one doctrine and Francis teaches the opposite, somebody has to be wrong. Either every previous pontiff, or (drum roll) Francis.

      There are a couple of very simple examples to offer which should help your friends to recognise this truth; One very obvious example of Francis’ error is his beliefs about salvation, revealed in his statements that God wills all religions and that atheists can be saved through their atheism, thus contradicting Christ’s own words (and the teaching of every pope for centuries past): “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no-one comes to the Father, except through Me” and of course The Great Commission: “Go into the whole world, baptising them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…”

      Additionally, if you need another example, he has encouraged inter-denominational worship – saying Catholics may attend Anglican services if there is no Mass available (words to that effect).

      If that doesn’t work, I suggest you adopt my own favourite motto, which always works: If at first you don’t succeed… forget about it!

    • Elizabeth,

      Based on the spiritual credentials you presented about your two friends, I can’t say I’m surprised about their glowing opinion of Pope Francis. I’m going to go way out on a limb, put my foot in my mouth, and observe and question the following:

      1. If Friend A professes no allegiance to any particular church, then she cannot be described as “religious.” “Spiritual,” perhaps, in the modern distorted sense of the word, but not religious. What sort of prayer and meditation does she do? Not anything of the Eastern variety, I hope.

      2. If Friend A said “Best Pope we ever had,” yet does not attend a Catholic Church, then why did she use “we”? Is she a lapsed Catholic, or just a Universalist?

      3. Giving prisoners support does not qualify someone as being religious either. Commendable corporal work of mercy, but not religion.

      4. I was a Carmelite Tertiary for 2-3 years, 10 years ago, but I left because it was a farce, both theologically and intellectually, and the Novus Ordo Masses they offered were a casual, irreverent disgrace. Not to mention the questionable sexuality of occasional male visitors from the Provincial. My impression then was that the Carmelites, at least here in the USA, were dying off rapidly thanks to Novus Ordo disease. I hope Friend B’s group is more Catholic than mine was.

      5. Speaking of more Catholic, why does Friend B’s activity as an extraordinary minister count in her favor?

      My conclusion, based on limited input, is that you shouldn’t be surprised at your two friends’ rave about Pope Francis. I apologize if I’ve gone a mile with an inch of information, but If there is additional information that makes their opinion surprising, then (as Editor would say) “spill!”

      • RCA Victor, sadly your observations are probably pretty accurate. My saying “deeply religious” was at best misleading, spiritual, whatever that means, is more appropriate. I suppose what I was trying to portray is my own bewilderment that two women who seem to me to be so good, so devout, so prayerful can be so blind to the shortcomings of Francis. We are all much the same age, and the Catholic one would have received the same catechesis in childhood as I did, and to be fair for a long time I was also a ‘minister of the Eucharist” until I saw the light. So why does she resist any suggestion that all is not well in the church? I will indeed follow the suggestions from our Editor and Athanasius and put those points to them, at least to the Catholic.

        • Elizabeth,

          That is what mystifies me about the people in my own life who have had the same upbringing, Catholic education etc and yet cannot see what, by the grace of God, we can now see.

          There’s just no explaining it – at least not completely – in this life. All we can do is what you are trying to do, to your credit – educate them in whatever way we can.

        • Elizabeth (and Editor),

          The only thing that would explain this abandonment of the true Faith, as far as my limited eyesight can see, is human nature. That is, since they see most everyone around them going along with the revolution, and since they especially see their PP not only going along with it but enforcing it, (a) they don’t want to be singled out and embarrassed for resisting it; (b) they assume that the changes must be fine, since the leadership of the Church has enacted them.

          It’s the same phenomenon that is currently at work with the scam-demic. Our political leaders tell us that this flu-like disease is deadly, our doctors tell us the same thing, so…they wouldn’t lie to us, would they?

          I think one of the skills that has been lost through modern education and modern catechesis is the ability to think and the ability to discern. Those skills have been replaced by the messianic call to destroy and replace.

          • RCA Victor,

            I think it’s “b” – I’ve been saying that for years, and I have to confess, that’s what I used to say myself. I used to say, surely no Pope would allow these changes unless they were right to do. I can’t believe it now, but that is how most people think of it, IMHO.

  5. Dear Editor,
    I posted a bit about this somewhere yesterday on one of your threads, so am glad that you highlight this important subject.
    Great comments from our star resident Oracle’s above.
    All I can say is that it could be the election manifesto for the American Abortion Party commonly known as Joe Biden’s Democrats.
    One of the oldest rhetorical jokes used to be Is the Pope a Catholic?
    We can now replace it with Is this Pope a Communist?

      • Editor,

        Funny you should mention “More Catholic than the Pope” – that’s a book by another Patrick, Patrick Madrid (conservative Novus Ordo talking head), and an attack against the SSPX.

        • RCA Victor,

          Yes, I think Madrid is one of those “new kids on the block”, like Scott Hann , whom I came to regard with some caution, if not suspicion, what seems like a very long time ago, now.

  6. Here’s the coverage of this latest encyclical on the website of the Archdiocese of Glasgow…

    The Holy Father Francis has published his much-anticipated encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.

    (A papal encyclical is the highest form of Papal teaching and this is only the third the present Pope has published).

    The letter is a powerful call to re-model society in the post-Covid world both at political and personal level.

    In it the Holy Father issues a strong condemnation of populist political leaders who “are able to exploit politically a people’s culture, under whatever ideological banner, for their own personal advantage or continuing grip on power. They seek popularity by appealing to the basest and most selfish inclinations of certain sectors of the population,” states the pontiff, “This becomes all the more serious when, whether in cruder or more subtle forms, it leads to the usurping of institutions and laws.”

    In the new encyclical the Pope effectively eliminates the concept of a modern day “just war”; repeats that the Church condemns the death penalty and must work for its abolition and calls for a new approach to immigration, based on a greater appreciation of the dignity of the human person.

    The Pope begs us to change our lifestyle in the light of the Covid pandemic: “Once this health crisis passes, our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into feverish consumerism and new forms of egotistic self-preservation …

    “If only this may prove not to be just another tragedy of history from which we learned nothing…If only we might keep in mind all those elderly persons who died for lack of respirators, partly as a result of the dismantling, year after year, of healthcare systems…If only we might rediscover once for all that we need one another…God willing, after all this, we will think no longer in terms of ‘them’ and ‘us,’ but only ‘us.’ ”

    At a more personal level the Pope asks us to shun “culture wars” on social media: “We should also recognize that destructive forms of fanaticism are at times found among religious believers, including Christians; they too can be caught up in networks of verbal violence through the internet and the various forums of digital communication. Even in Catholic media, limits can be overstepped, defamation and slander can become commonplace, and all ethical standards and respect for the good name of others can be abandoned.”

    And he appeals for a rediscovery of the virtue of kindness: “Kindness frees us from the cruelty that at times infects human relationships, from the anxiety that prevents us from thinking of others, from the frantic flurry of activity that forgets that others also have a right to be happy. Often nowadays we find neither the time nor the energy to stop and be kind to others, to say “excuse me”, “pardon me”, “thank you”. Yet every now and then, miraculously, a kind person appears and is willing to set everything else aside in order to show interest, to give the gift of a smile, to speak a word of encouragement, to listen amid general indifference.

    “If we make a daily effort to do exactly this, we can create a healthy social atmosphere in which misunderstandings can be overcome and conflict forestalled. Kindness ought to be cultivated; it is no superficial bourgeois virtue…”

    The full text of the encyclical is here

    It is worth reading, calmly and reflectively, applying its lessons to our individual circumstances and lifestyle choices.

    Last modified on Sunday, 04 October 2020 11:36 Ends.

    Note the need to read it “calmly” – maybe the author/webmaster guesses that some of us will be on fire reading it, and that for all the wrong reasons.

    I need a break!

    • Editor,

      I believe this comment on “Tutti Frutti” can be classified as Scottish bishops “placing their lips firmly on the boss’ posterior.”

      I’d further propose that this is not “papal teaching” at all, but just another example of papal leftist demagoguery and gas-lighting.

      As for a rediscovery of kindness, let’s translate that: a rediscovery of blind obedience to corrupt wolves in shepherds’ clothing.

    • Editor

      Note the one thing missing from that Archdiocessan introduction to Francis’s Tutti Frutti – all mention of Our Lord! Once again they show themselves to have lost the Catholic faith and are now mere naturalists. It’s a purely Masonic world view they’re peddling and it deliberately attacks President Trump without naming him. So much for kindness and avoiding bitter rhetoric and slander! Hypocrites!

      If these people really believe the papal encyclical to be the highest form of Papal teaching then they need to answer serious questions as to why the Francis effort not only contradicts a succession of pre-Vatican II encyclicals, but never once includes any pre-Vatican II Catholic references. Could it be that Francis is teaching a different kind of Catholicism? Silly question!

  7. This is one terrible encyclical – “Tutti frutti” right enough, LOL!

    It’s no different from anything else this pope writes and says, it’s just off. There isn’t any “Catholic bit”.

  8. I thought it would be helpful and instructive to post a wonderfully Catholic analysis of our present situation at the hands of revolutionary men, whose cabal includes the present Pope, both within and outside the Church. It’s a bit long, but as we used to say in New York, “Get over it!”

    http://archives.sspx.org/against_sound_bites/christendom_and_revolution.htm

    A note about the author, at the bottom of the article:

    Fr. Juan Carlos Iscara, a native of Argentina, was ordained in 1986 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. For the last ten years he has been teaching Moral Theology and Church History at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Winona, MN. (This was in 2003, don’t know where he is now)

    • RCA Victor,

      I took a quick look at that link and note that it’s dated 2003, so while I look forward to reading it, I’d sooner read something from the SSPX that is up to date and dealing with the current situation.

      Anything up your sleeve there?

      PS – no rush – I’m having to close down now, but will check back in due course…

      • Editor,

        Athanasius’ two comments below should give you a pretty good idea of the relevance of the article to our current nightmare.

        Other than that, the only thing up my sleeve is my arm…

  9. RCAVictor

    I was partuicularly struck by the following excert from the essay you linked because it clarifies what is now happening in the Church under the Pontificate of Francis, as exemplified par excellence in his Fratelli Tutti Encyclical, not to mention the Covid collusion of the hierarchy and clergy everywhere with the godless State in its ambition to eradicate the supernatural mission of the Church from the face fo the earth.

    From a religious point of view, Revolution can be defined as the legal denial of the reign of Christ on earth, the social destruction of the Church. Revolution necessarily involves the Faith. Our contemporaries have lost a religious sense of the world and of events. Revolution appears therefore essentially as political, and only accidentally as religious. Such a view is erroneous because while Revolution could accommodate any political regime, it is always hostile to Catholicism. He who believes in the divinity of Christ and in the divine mission of the Church (if he is logical) cannot be a revolutionary. All power has been given to Christ, in heaven and on earth, and He has entrusted to the ecclesiastical hierarchy the mission of teaching what is necessary to do the will of God. Therefore, no society can refuse this infallible teaching. The State, as much as the individuals and families, must obey God in its laws and institutions. On the other hand, he who does not believe in the divine mission of the Church usually concludes that she tyrannically encroaches upon the freedom and the rights of man, and, therefore, labors to bring her down to liberate man. The die, then, is cast, and there is no room for neutrality. “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”

    Revolution itself is a faith. It is faith in the inevitable progress of mankind towards a new order, a better world, to be achieved solely by human effort, without the intervention of God. It is faith in the possibility of realizing here on earth, by natural means, what cannot be realized except in eternity, by supernatural means.

    Revolution is a “mystery of iniquity.” Satan is the father of all rebellions. “Non serviam!” The Revolution begun in Heaven is perpetuated in mankind under the action of Satan. The Fall introduced the spirit of pride and revolt, which is the principle of Revolution. The evil has grown, burrowing deeper in the hearts and minds of men and in the fabric of societies, from ancient heresies and medieval laicism to Humanism and Protestantism, to the Enlightenment and Rousseau, until it took institutional form in the French revolution. From hence, proceeding towards the heart of the Church, the end is in sight: “The French revolution is the precursor of a greater revolution, more solemn, which will be the last.”

    The essence of Revolution is satanic; its goal is the destruction of the Kingdom of God on earth. Blessed Pius IX has said it clearly: “The Revolution is inspired by Satan himself. Its goal is the destruction of the building of Christianity, to reconstruct upon its ruins the social order of paganism.”

    Revolution is, then, a religious mystery —anti-Catholicism. The children of the Revolution have made this equally clear: “Catholicism must fall! It is not a question of refuting Papism, but of extirpating it —not only to extirpate it, but to dishonor it —not only to dishonor it, but to smother it in the muck…”

    This is the apostasy from God in full swing, the subversion of the Kingship of Christ!

  10. RCAVictor

    From the same essay – how is this for prophetic?

    …the attack against the heart of the Church came when the Catholic kingdoms, ramparts of the Church, had been overwhelmed. First she was attacked externally in her temporal sovereignty to leave her at the whim of the political powers hostile to her. This brought her back to her beginnings, suffering the persecutions and interferences of the civil power. Once the Church was under siege by a hostile world, pressure was brought upon her through her elite, the clergy. Such was (and is) the work of Modernism, the ever-increasing desire for an accommodation with the modern world, which has led to the aggiornamento of Vatican II and the present secularization of the Faith…”

    • Athanasius,

      We’ve had two classes in the past 2 weeks from our PP on this article and how it ties in with Quas Primas, in preparation for the Feast of Christ the King. Amazing stuff, and encouraging as well, like having your feet land on solid rock in the midst of being tossed about on the waves of Modernist insanity and NWO planned chaos.

      Seems to me there’s a CD set floating around by this same priest on the insidious teachings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, but I’m not sure. Someone gave it to me during my SSPX days, but I’ve lost track of it.

  11. Reading the extracts from this new encyclical, it is very clear that this pope doesn’t know the difference between God loving everyone, atheists included, and the individual’s responsibility to seek the one, true God and worship him. Pope Francis is like a child who misunderstands that key point and thinks that God loves everyone, so everyone is saved. It’s unbelievable to read those extracts – no wonder it is regarded as a Freemasonic letter from the Pope. I would add it’s a very childish letter.

    • Laura,

      Well said. Then there’s the other side of the coin, conveniently and reliably left out by “progressives” (aka leftists, socialists, Modernists, Communists, Freemasons…). They’re favorite dogma-destroying mantra is “God loves us,” but have you ever heard this from them: “If you love Me, keep My Commandments”?

  12. Benedict Carter, (a former poster here), did an analysis of the content of tutti frutti, in terms of the number of time certain words appear, as follows:

    “43,000 words. A search found:

    Jesus Christ – 2
    God the Father – 0
    The Holy Spirit – 2
    Church Fathers – 0
    Pope – 1
    Salvation – 0
    Heaven – 1
    Hell – 0
    Sin – 0
    Devil/Satan/Lucifer – all 0

    Fraternity – 47
    Liberty 4
    Equality -15”

    Via his twitter account:

    You can quite clearly see that the document favours secular / masonic concepts, as opposed to Christian ones. Of course, by now, that is no surprise with Francis.

    The Masonic Lodge of Spain, Gran Logia de España, has lavished praise on Francis and his toilet paper scribblings. (I have a link but do not think it is proper to post it here?).

    The Lodge stated that this encyclical “demonstrates how far away the present Catholic Church is from its former positions. In Fratelli Tutti, the pope embraces Universal Fraternity: the great principle of modern Freemasonry.”

    Of course, the Jesuits are all over this like a rash. James Martin has been using the content to claim it represents “a definitive change in Church teaching” (regarding the death penalty).

    Very clearly, they are trying to make people comfortable with the idea that teaching can change – before announcing that teaching on sexual morality and sodomy has changed.

    He is crowing all this via his twitter account and the Jesuit drivel “America” magazine. Not good reading sources, however I did see his twitter account and his claim teaching has changed received mostly negative, hostile replies from lay people.

    I was surprised people could reply at all, as I had previously noticed that he increasingly limits who can reply to his texts: this is obviously to keep up a pretence that his drivel is something to do with Catholicism and to avoid the usual storm of barracking.

    By now I am so glad I found the SSPX and traditional Catholicism in general. It is truly staggering to stand back and appreciate the vast chasm between the authentic Catholic faith and the obscene slop dished out in most parishes across the world. My feelings of gratitude and relief over this are all the more pronounced given I have now have 3 small children.

      • Editor,

        No problem, here it is below. The site seems to be from the Masonic communications office, a collection of their email alerts.

        You need to scroll down from the top to find the relevant section. At the time of writing, it is the fourth article from the top. Easily identifiable as there is a Vatican flag and reference to “El Papa” as the header.

        (Obviously the text is in Spanish, but running it through google translate online works well. Obviously not perfect, but a readable translation)

        The translated article title is:

        The Pope embraces the Universal Brotherhood, the great principle of Freemasonry

        There are 3 paragraphs, the first is most relevant. In the latter 2, Francis says we should live by the universal declaration of human rights – saying this is not sufficiently widespread – and makes his usual vicious attacks on Catholics.

        Here is the first paragraph, in Spanish and then the translation:

        (My emphasis in the translation)

        Hace ahora 300 años se produjo el nacimiento de la Masonería Moderna. El gran principio de esta escuela iniciática no ha cambiado en tres siglos: la construcción de una fraternidad universal donde los seres humanos se llamen hermanos unos a otros más allá de sus credos concretos, de sus ideologías, del color de su piel, su extracción social, su lengua, su cultura o su nacionalidad. Este sueño fraternal chocó con el integrismo religioso que, en el caso de la Iglesia Católica, propició durísimos textos de condena a la tolerancia de la Masonería en el siglo XIX. La última encíclica del Papa Francisco demuestra lo lejos que está la actual Iglesia Católica de sus antiguas posiciones. En ‘Fratelli Tutti’, el Papa abraza la Fraternidad Universal, el gran principio de la Masonería Moderna.

        Now 300 years ago there was the birth of Modern Masonry. The great principle of this initiatory school has not changed in three centuries: the construction of a universal brotherhood where human beings call each other brothers beyond their specific creeds, their ideologies, the color of their skin, their social extraction , their language, their culture or their nationality. This fraternal dream collided with religious fundamentalism which, in the case of the Catholic Church, led to harsh texts condemning the tolerance of Freemasonry in the 19th century. Pope Francis’ latest encyclical demonstrates how far the current Catholic Church is from its former positions. In ‘Fratelli Tutti’, the Pope embraces the Universal Brotherhood, the great principle of Modern Freemasonry.

        Link:

        https://mailchi.mp/gle/eloriente169-938721-8m0qlkm9r6-939922

        • Gabriel Syme

          Many thanks for this invaluable information, you’d make a great research journalist! This is really useful and conforms what we largely suspected. The Freemasons love this Pope – not a good sign for this Pope!

          • Athanasius,

            you’d make a great research journalist

            You flatter me – its more like a case of “if you read enough rubbish, you will eventually hit on something interesting”. haha!

            That even the Masons are openly saying Francis has abandoned the Catholic position in favour of their own says it all about the current Pontificate.

            You wonder how Catholics can continue to sleep walk through the crisis.

            However, I remember from my own novus ordo days, my knowledge of the Catholic world was limited to my own parish – with maybe a little info about the Bishop, or another parish I might visit for the vigil etc. This is how it is for most modern Catholics, they are not aware of the wider Church and its goings on. They certainly have little sense of belonging to a global religion.

            There are encouraging signs in some mainstream places, such as this article from Phil Lawler:

            https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/popes-new-encyclical-ignores-previous-social-teaching/

            However, an article like that would never see the light of day in a diocesan newspaper and so, again, it will just pass most Catholics by.

            • Gabriel Syme

              You are so right about the average Catholic in the average parish, they don’t really have any depth of knowledge about their religion and little interest in researching it, as is their duty before God. Its all so superficial these days, in and out of the Saturday vigil Mass and that’s it for another week. Well, we deserve the clergy God sends us. Superficial Catholic faithful get superficial Catholic Popes, Bishops and priests.

  13. In view of the Spanish Satan-worshipers’ endorsement of Tutti Frutti, it might be helpful to review these words from John Vennari’s RIP Introduction to Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita:

    “Eventually, a Pope would be elected from these [liberal] ranks who would lead the Church on the path of ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘renewal’ …Their goal was to effect an environment that would eventually produce a Pope and a hierarchy won over to the ideas of liberal Catholicism, all the while believing themselves to be faithful Catholics.

    These Catholic leaders, then, would no longer oppose the ideas of the Revolution…but would amalgamate them into the Church. The end result would be a Catholic clergy and laity marching under the banner of the Enlightenment, all the while thinking they are marching under the banner of the Apostolic keys.”

    (To our blogger Elizabeth: if you are reading this, try referring your two liberal Pope Francis admirers to the entire document, and if they dismiss it as a conspiracy theory, have them scroll down to “The Authenticity of the Alta Vendita documents.”)

    Lots of other quotes from this document should be haunting Catholics everywhere – those who love the Church and care about their eternal destiny, that is…including those who are concerned for the eternal destiny of Pope Francis, which seems in dire question at the moment.

    http://brizek.com/endtimes/altavend.htm

  14. Part of this Life Site interview (link below) with +Vigano concerns this encyclical. He is devastating in his assessment. Some excerpts below:

    Its slanted vision lays in psychologically prostrated submission to the requests of mainstream thought, while looking at the teachings of the Gospel with the myopic and embarrassed view of those who consider it unthinkable and outdated.

    and

    I believe that this very sad Fratelli Tutti represents, in a certain way, the emptiness of a withered heart, of a blind man deprived of supernatural sight, who gropingly thinks he can give an answer that he himself first ignores.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archbishop-vigano-has-a-message-for-judge-amy-coney-barrett

    This straight talking is very refreshing compared to most of the effete Bishops of today.

    Bishop of Motherwell, Monobrow Toal, was in the press recently talking about the encyclical: “Pope Francis invites to build a culture of discerning encounter, as we dialogue amid shifting paradigms”

    The above is rather tongue in cheek, but +Toal’s piece was typical of the empty, meaningless waffle which characterises the modern Church and this pontificate in particular. if you could ask:”Your Grace, what does that actually mean?”, he would be embarrassed.

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