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The Pontifical Reign of Scandal

David Martin | The Daily Knight

Pope Francis congratulates abortion activist Lillian Ploumen after conferring on her the prestigious Order of St. Gregory Award in June 2017. (Photo source, the Netherlands Government)


In the Gospel, Christ speaks of His Second Coming where He says, “The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity.” (Matthew 13: 41)


Among other things, Christ is referencing the latter-day scandal of Pope Francis through whom the Church has been made a laughing-stock as in no other period of Church history. For no pope of history (1) has turned the Church against its own religious teachings like Francis has.


Need we cite his bowing to idols, his denial of Christ’s miracles, his denial of eternal hell and damnation, his denial of the Virgin Mary’s role as Co-Redemptrix, his sacking of loyal priests, his suppression of the Traditional Latin Mass, his betrayal of the underground Church in China, his endorsement of homosexuality, his praise of LGBT priest Fr. James Martin, his appointment of LGBT bishops to high positions in the Church, his collusion with homosexual collaborators, his blessing of “transgenders,” his blessing of adultery via Communion to the divorced and civilly remarried, his declaration that the commandments are “not absolutes,” his declaration that “all are redeemed,” his praise of Martin Luther, his support of Black Lives Matter, his praise of Communists, his praise of abortionist Emma Bonino, his rewarding of abortion activist Lillian Ploumen, his collusion with U.N. abortion advocates, his dismantling of John Paul II’s Pontifical Academy for Life, and now his mandating of the COVID vaccine for all Vatican personnel?

His imposition of the jab alone is hair-raising since the COVID vaccine—made with aborted baby tissue—is a key part of the globalist plan to blackmail humanity into compliance with an oppressive New World Order. Herein we see a historic abuse of power in that Francis has provided the moral authority to back the New World Order and has now taken it upon himself to mandate the diabolical COVID vaccine, even slamming those who refuse it.


“A Non-Catholic Pope”


In a statement on July 28th, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano spoke of Pope Francis’ failing pontificate, saying, “We have come to the point that even simple people with little knowledge of doctrinal issues understand that we have a non-Catholic pope, at least in the strict sense of the term.” He said that Francis’ apostasy “poses some problems of a canonical nature.”


Vigano’s statement concerned Francis’ despotic July 16 motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, in which he ruthlessly suppresses the Traditional Latin Mass. Vigano said that "no particular pressure was needed from the historical enemies of the Tridentine Liturgy – beginning with the scholars of Sant' Anselmo – to convince His Holiness to try his hand at what he does best: demolishing."

Francis indeed has shown himself to be a destroyer, for he is pushing a radical globalist agenda that has scandalized even some modernists. Yea, even the terrorist Black Lives Matter group has found some of his policies revolting. More and more we see informed Catholics raising the question as to whether or not Francis’ election was even valid.


Papal Election Steal?


There in fact is evidence supporting allegations that Francis was not legitimately elected. According to the late Cardinal Danneels of Brussels, known for his support of abortion and LGBT rights, he and several cardinals were part of a "mafia" club that was calling for drastic changes in the Church, to make it "much more modern," and that the plan was to oust Benedict and have Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio [Francis] head it. Danneels had voiced these ambitions during a taped interview in September 2015.


This infamous clique comprised key members of the Vatican "gay lobby" that had clamored for Benedict's resignation, the same that had almost prevented his election in 2005. As the 2013 conclave neared, they held a series of closed meetings, known as congregations, one of which featured Cardinal Bergoglio as the keynote speaker.

On the eve of the conclave, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga was busily on the phone with cardinal electors from the Honduran embassy in Rome. His phone effort was the tail end of this intense lobbying campaign to secure votes for the election of Cardinal Bergoglio as pope.

That same day, Maradiaga attended a private meeting of Bergoglio supporters, which included key players in the “St. Gallen Mafia,” and together they garnered pledges for up to twenty-five votes for Bergoglio. Not surprisingly, Bergoglio opened with twenty-six votes on the first day of the conclave, though that number would rise to 77 on the second day indicating that this campaign effort was gaining ground. Three days later the newly elected Pope Francis asked Maradiaga to head his powerful new Council of Cardinals, known as the “Council of Nine.”


On August 27, 2018, Vatican correspondent Edward Pentin tweeted concerning this political campaign.

“Cdls Danneels & Ex-Cdl McCarrick campaigned for Bergoglio to be Pope, as did ++Maradiaga on eve of Conclave, phoning up various cardinals from the Honduran embassy in Rome. Despite their pasts, all 3 prelates have since been special advisors of Francis or rehabilitated by him.”


Rules and Regulations Violated

Clearly, there was intense politics and vote canvassing at work around the time of the conclave, which directly violated Pope John Paul II's 1996 Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, governing papal elections. Therein he makes it clear that vote canvassing among cardinal electors is strictly forbidden and incurs automatic excommunication. Consider the following from his Constitution:

“The Cardinal electors shall further abstain from any form of pact, agreement, promise or other commitment of any kind which could oblige them to give or deny their vote to a person or persons. If this were in fact done, even under oath, I decree that such a commitment shall be null and void and that no one shall be bound to observe it; and I hereby impose the penalty of excommunication latae sententiae upon those who violate this prohibition.” (81)

This prohibition applies not only to the election itself but to that time before the election when preparations are underway, since it is during this time that illicit political activity would exert its greatest influence on the vote. “Any form of pact” obliging electors “to give or deny their vote to a person” would be secured before the election.

The pope says in his Constitution:

“Confirming the prescriptions of my Predecessors, I likewise forbid anyone, even if he is a Cardinal, during the Pope’s lifetime and without having consulted him, to make plans concerning the election of his successor, or to promise votes, or to make decisions in this regard in private gatherings.” (79)

A clique of cardinals did “make plans” to force Benedict XVI’s resignation and to campaign for “the election of his successor,” with up to 25 cardinals “promising votes” the day before the election, this having come about through “private gatherings,” thus revealing the illicit conduct of those cardinal electors to be.

Under the pain of excommunication latae sententiae, Pope John Paul forbids “each and every Cardinal elector, present and future, as also the Secretary of the College of Cardinals and all other persons taking part in the preparation and carrying out of everything necessary for the election” to allow “all possible forms of interference, opposition and suggestion whereby secular authorities of whatever order and degree, or any individual or group, might attempt to exercise influence on the election of the Pope.” (80)

Unfortunately, secular and political interference played the key part in Francis’ election. According to John Paul II, such interference renders the papal election null and void.

Should the election take place in a way other than that prescribed in the present Constitution, or should the conditions laid down here not be observed, the election is for this very reason (2) null and void, without any need for a declaration on the matter; consequently, it confers no right on the one elected. (76)


St. Francis’ Prophecy


It is for reason that concerned Catholics are showing more and more openness to a prophecy given by St. Francis of Assisi in 1226 concerning a future pope. The following is taken from Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi, R. Washbourne Publishing House, 1882, pp. 248-250, with imprimatur by His Excellency William Bernard, Bishop of Birmingham. The source of this prophecy is the Opuscola or Writings of St. Francis (1623) by Fr. Luke Wadding, recognized as history’s foremost scholar and historian on St. Francis of Assisi.


"At the time of this tribulation, a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error.... Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true pastor, but a destroyer."


Whether or not Pope Francis fulfills the above prophecy cannot be ascertained, but what is certain is that Francis is “not a true pastor, but a destroyer” who has “drawn many into error.” The evidence is overwhelming.


For instance, on February 4, 2019, he signed a joint statement with the head of Egypt’s al-Azhar Mosque, which states that "diversity of religions" is "willed by God." This blatantly contravenes the Church’s dogma that there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church, yet this “religious diversity” heresy is now preached everywhere from the pulpit, courtesy of Francis.


There is the issue of Francis' ongoing denial of the Multiplication of the Loaves (3) as relayed in Luke 9: 11-17. For instance, in his Angelus address of June 2, 2013, Francis said, "Rather than a multiplication it is [was] a sharing, inspired by faith and prayer." He repeated this on August 3, 2014, when he said the miraculous multiplication "isn’t magic, it’s a ‘sign’: a sign that calls for faith in God." He again denied the miracle on July 25, 2021, when he said, “It is interesting that in the accounts of the multiplication of the loaves in the Gospels, the verb ‘multiply’ never appears: no… the verb ‘to multiply’ is not used. The true miracle, says Jesus, is not the multiplication that produces vanity and power, but the sharing that increases love.” He said, “Jesus does not create the loaves and fishes from nothing.”


There is also the issue of Francis’ ongoing collusion with U.N. globalists. On Oct. 28, 2019, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences partnered with U.N. pro-abortion advocates to pledge fidelity to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) championed by socialist rebels like George Soros and Jeffrey Sachs. The SDGs are all about making “Mother Earth” a safer place through population-control and U.N. abortion activists have repeatedly been invited to the Vatican to speak to the Church concerning its “duty” to “save” the planet through population-control.

And of course, the world was aghast over Francis’ idol worship in St. Peter’s Basilica during the Amazonian Synod of Oct. 2019. The pope and several cardinals were filmed chanting, dancing, and praying before the idol Pachamama as part of the synodal effort to make “reparation” to “Mother Earth” for the environmental “sins” committed against her.

Scandal


Hence Archbishop Vigano’s description of Francis as a “non-Catholic pope” is accurate since this pope is all about ending Catholic tradition and merging the Church with a New World Order, touted the “Great Reset.” Unfortunately, we see a major segment of humanity capitulating to this error because of Francis, not to mention that homosexuals and adulterers now feel the license to come to Church as they are thinking that they are blessed in spite of this. Under Francis, we see sin increasingly becoming a way of life among Catholics.


“Rome Will Lose The Faith”


In her apparition at La Salette (1846), the Blessed Virgin spoke of these times when she said: “Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of Antichrist.” The forces of Antichrist indeed have set up their stronghold today in Rome and are now using Francis and his clerical minions to mislead the children of God.


Let them consider Christ’s warning to those who use their rank to mislead the sheep into sin:


"He that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals!” (Matthew 18: 6,7)



1. For that matter, no previous pope has done this. For while some popes are holy and others weak, no pope of history has driven heresy with an iron hand.


2. Only in cases of collusion involving simony does the pope lift the nullity in order that the election may remain valid (UDG 78).


3. The whole point of this miracle was to show forth Christ's divinity and power before expounding on HIs doctrine of the Eucharist (John 6: 27-64). Christ was simply building His credibility before the people, it had nothing to do with "feeding the hungry" or "sharing as community." After the miracle, Jesus even criticized the people who came seeking for him, saying, "You seek me, not because you have seen miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled. (John 6:26) The text clearly proves that the people indeed witnessed "miracles.''


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