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A Conservative Point Of View
The Grinch Who Stole Christ's Church
Francis the Worst tries to destroy the Traditional Latin Mass
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(ROW 1 L-R) Francis the Worst is truly the Grinch who tried to destroy the Church. (Remnant cartoon); Francis the Worst (Contributed)
(ROW 2 L-R) Fr Dominique Bourmaud (Contributed);  The late Abbé Dominique Bourmaud prepares to offer Communion. The centuries-old Tridentine Rite was the only Mass that Fr Bourmaud ever offered. (Contributed)
(ROW 3 L-R) Pius XII, gone since 1958, was a man of rare courage and our last true pope. The See of Peter has been empty ever since, only hijacked and occupied by such villains as Francis the Worst, who now openly seeks to destroy the Church. (Contributed); Pius XII is joined by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, back in the good, old days of the 1950’s. In order to preserve the True Church and Catholic Tradition in the devastating wake of the satanic spiritual atom bomb that was Vatican II, Lefebvre created the Society of St Pius X in 1970. (Contributed)
(ROW 3 – FAR RIGHT) Pope St Pius V (Contributed);
(ROW 4 L-R) The combined Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary form the logo of the SSPX. It’s also a perennial symbol of the Vendée, the most Catholic region of France. (Contributed); This artist’s rendering of Francis the Worst as a kind of devil explains it all in a single image. This man could not be more satanic. (Contributed)
(ROW 4 - FAR RIGHT) I’m joined here on the left by Fr Kenneth Novak at my chapel, St Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church, near Mount Holly, back in May of 2020. (Photograph by Joe Rajagopal)
(ROW 5 L-R) Cardinal Robert Sarah (Contributed); Cardinal Sarah prepares to celebrate Mass. (Infovaticana Photograph)

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(ROW 1 L-R) Francis the Worst is truly the Grinch who tried to destroy the Church. (Remnant cartoon); Francis the Worst (Contributed)

(ROW 2 L-R) Fr Dominique Bourmaud (Contributed);  The late Abbé Dominique Bourmaud prepares to offer Communion. The centuries-old Tridentine Rite was the only Mass that Fr Bourmaud ever offered. (Contributed)

(ROW 3 L-R) Pius XII, gone since 1958, was a man of rare courage and our last true pope. The See of Peter has been empty ever since, only hijacked and occupied by such villains as Francis the Worst, who now openly seeks to destroy the Church. (Contributed); Pius XII is joined by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, back in the good, old days of the 1950’s. In order to preserve the True Church and Catholic Tradition in the devastating wake of the satanic spiritual atom bomb that was Vatican II, Lefebvre created the Society of St Pius X in 1970. (Contributed)

(ROW 3 – FAR RIGHT) Pope St Pius V (Contributed);

(ROW 4 L-R) The combined Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary form the logo of the SSPX. It’s also a perennial symbol of the Vendée, the most Catholic region of France. (Contributed); This artist’s rendering of Francis the Worst as a kind of devil explains it all in a single image. This man could not be more satanic. (Contributed)

(ROW 4 - FAR RIGHT) I’m joined here on the left by Fr Kenneth Novak at my chapel, St Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church, near Mount Holly, back in May of 2020. (Photograph by Joe Rajagopal)

(ROW 5 L-R) Cardinal Robert Sarah (Contributed); Cardinal Sarah prepares to celebrate Mass. (Infovaticana Photograph)


From The Desk Of
Thomas Lark


“You’re a mean one, Mr Pope…

“You’re a nasty, dirty heel. Your Traditionis Custodes is bereft of all appeal, Mr Poo-ooo-pe!”

With apologies to Seuss, we Trads do not rejoice. To Bergoglio’s stinky feat, we say: anathema sit!

Sorry. I’m a sucker for multilingual puns and rhymes. Being true to his Austrian heritage, Ted Geisel said “Seuss” correctly, pronouncing it “zoyce,” auf deutsch. And the sit ending of the Latin for “let him be anathema” rhymes with “feat.”

I’m irresistibly reminded of a joke, made some years ago by an old friend:

“I always wanted to have a dog named ‘Anathema,’ so I could say, ‘Sit, Anathema. Sit!’”

And with Christmas actually lasting 40 days, continuing throughout January and ending at Candlemas (Groundhog Day), the “Grinch” parallel seemed very apt. Especially with this guy.

All puns and kidding aside, said pronouncement comes from no less an authority than St Paul himself. In his Epistle to the Galatians, Chapter One, verse nine, the Holy Apostle tells us:

“…If any man preach unto you any other gospel than that you have received, let him be anathema.”

Why, you well may ask, am I in such a jolly mood, when Traditionis Custodes (such an ironic title, translating from the Latin as “Guardians of Tradition”), the motu ina-proprio from Francis the Worst, has such dire implications for the Traditional Latin Mass in especial and Traditional Catholics broadly? Because the bloody thing has backfired so spectacularly on Frankie-Boy and all his fellow-travelling horrid heresiarchs in hijacked Rome. The boneheaded Bergoglio and his tattered lackey, Archbishop Arthur Roche of England, and all the jowly Jesuit jackasses braying their chorus of heretical hee-haw not only have egg all over their collective ugly mug but also an entire Western omelette.

How? By dint of Bergoglio’s July motu proprio (Latin for “of his own impulse,” and boy, was this ever impulsive!) and Roche’s stupid follow-up addendum––made mere days ago, right after the “pope’s” birthday and released intentionally just before Christmas as a very nasty present––these villainous, vituperative vipers are only succeeding in driving people away from the sinking Titanic that is the institutional Catholic “church” and sending them straight into the welcoming arms of the Real Catholic Church, the True Barque of Peter, as found in the ranks of the Society of St Pius X and similar bona fide orthodox Traditional Catholic groups and absolutely nowhere else.

First of all, Bergoglio cannot do this. At all. Not legally. Why? Because no pope can at whim overthrow the motu proprio of a predecessor, per Church law. Thus Bergoglio’s actions have no legal force and aren’t binding on anything more than his own worthless immortal soul. But Francis the Worst and his pals are betting that you don’t know Church law and that you won’t call their bluff.

He and the Jesuit jackasses who cobbled to-gether this unreadable garbage of motu muck sought to overthrow Benedict XVI’s motu proprio of 2007, Summorum Pontificum, which freed up the Latin Mass and said that in fact the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) had never abrogated it. I know. I have the complete documents of Vatican II myself. Always handy to know what your enemy thinks.

Ostensibly tired and in bad health, Benedict resigned nine years ago. Having seen his good friend, John Paul, waste away before his eyes while still trying valiantly to discharge papal duties, he was basically saying, “Hey, not me. I’m quitting.” Or so we were told. But now many Vatican experts and insiders say that Benedict was actually coerced into quitting by a dark cabal of the most liberal, anti-Christian freaks and Marxists you’d ever wish to avoid: hellbound heresiarchs who infiltrated the Church of Christ long years ago and have laboured ever since to destroy it. If so (and the case is compelling), that would mean Benedict, not Francis, is still the pope, as such a resignation that is forced or made under duress is not valid, per Church law.   

And just what did these most recent demonic, damnable documents by Bergoglio and Roche do? They purported to effectively destroy the Traditional Latin Mass: the Mass of All Time, the basics of which go back to Apostolic times. Christ Himself instituted both the priesthood and the Mass at the Last Supper, and Paul again mentions the Mass in his epistles. The belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, the Sign of the Cross, Marian reverence, the cult of the saints and more––so many facets of both the internal theological qualities and the external ritualistic qualities that prove the early Church was Catholic––go back to the first century, anno Domini.

The centrality of Catholic worship is the Eucharist: Christ Himself made present in the Bread and the Wine of Communion. Through the miracle of transubstantiation at every Mass, Our Lord is with us in His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. So it is that the Mass has been understood since ancient times. It means a quite literal relationship with Jesus.

By the 16th century, throughout the 23 rites of the Catholic Church (the Latin Rite being the largest and the one with which most people are familiar), the Mass was celebrated in many different ways, although its basics remained everywhere the same (hence the Greek-rooted word “Catholic,” meaning “universal,” re the Church). In order to facilitate greater uniformity and codification within the Latin Rite, wherein some well-intended novelties and innovations were then occurring on local levels, Pope St Pius V released the important papal bull, Quo Primum. In it, Pius declares in no uncertain terms that this Mass is the Mass of All Time. This great saint carved it in stone: that the Latin Rite’s Mass is to be said in Latin, and neither it nor its inherent theology can ever be changed. The Mass is integral to the Church and her teaching.

(NB: This codification didn’t pertain to the other rites, of course, such as the Ambrosian and Mozarabic rites, and Masses in tongues unique to such rites were left alone.)

Further in Quo Primum, Pius goes on to say that at any future time, should anyone attempt to change the Mass, he will “incur the wrath of Almighty God and the Blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul.” The great pope adds that no priest can ever be forced to say any other type of Mass. Hence, the heretical pronouncements of the Second Vatican Council, after which the evil Paul VI (another false pope) tried to change the Mass (which, again, cannot be changed) and the related bullying by whiny, wimpy, boneheaded bishops, trying to enforce this nonsense to this day, are all illegal actions, null and void, without the force of Church law at all.

Alas, most ordinary Catholics don’t know this. And the wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing bishops who knowingly hide or pervert Church law are counting on that. Indeed, they’ve relied on the ignorance of Catholic laity for 57 years now, as they’ve beavered away, attempting to destroy the Church from within, all while piously claiming otherwise. Bloody hypocrites and traitors to Christ.

In 1960, the Church had never been so popular. Vocations were so numerous, good men were turned away from seminaries that didn’t have the room. The same was true of young women who wanted to be nuns; the convents could not contain them all. And then Vatican II happened. No one wants to belong to a church that no longer believes in itself. And so by 1969, at the end of those hellish, civilisation-destroying 1960’s, said vocations had dried up. Entire orders ceased to exist. The Alexian Brothers, the Christian Brothers and others saw their numbers dwindle to the single digits.

So much for the “new springtime” Vatican II promised for the Church. Alas, the Jesuit jerks whose baby the council was had evidently never heard of the concept of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Once the best and brightest, the Jesuits, thanks to Teilhard de Chardin, had fallen into hubris by the 1950’s, and they thought they knew better than God. Liberalising the Church and opening her windows made sense, they said.

Nice going, idiots. And when we got Jorge Bergoglio as the impostor pope on that dies horribilis in 2013, and I learned within minutes of the announcement that he was a Jesuit, I knew there was no hope. Right then and there, I became a sedevacantist (one who knows the Chair of Peter is empty).

We would do well to remember the last words of St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio): “Beware the bishops.” 

Carved in stone

One advantage of having the Mass in Latin is that, being a dead language, its meaning is unambiguously clear and cannot be changed. This is especially important with regard to the theology of the Mass, which likewise cannot change and is understood as the August and Unbloody Re-presentation of Calvary. Through the Mass, we partake of the Body and Blood of the Lamb at every Communion, just as the Twelve did at the Last Supper. It is not mere symbolism, nor is it merely a communal meal, presided over by a priest, as it has all too often come to be understood in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. No. The priest is offering a Sacrifice. He is a knight, leaping athwart the Dragon of Hell and hacking away with his sword, and the servers at the altar are his squires. It’s a battle, pure and simple, and that’s why we have altar boys or men, as it is not meet for females to take part in battle.

All religions have their sacred languages. For Hindooism, it’s Sanskrit. For Mohammedanism, it’s classical Arabic. Judaism has classical Hebrew. Thus for the Church, it’s Latin.

Also worth noting, as an aside, are the words of noted author and Catholic curmudgeon Hilaire Belloc. Known as “Old Thunder,” he was a good friend of another great Catholic apologist, GK Chesterton (who had such a profound influence on CS Lewis). Belloc once observed:

“There is no such religion as Christianity. There never has been. There is only the Church, outside of which are only the howling wind and the black, implacable night.”

To this day, all Vatican documents are first released in Latin that all might understand them. Even Vatican City ATM’s have Latin on their screens. As recently as the mid-1700’s, Dr Samuel Johnson got around quite easily on the European Continent by simply speaking Latin: the language then of all scholars and a tongue they all shared in common, regardless of whatever individual vernacular they might have used. And as recently as the 1920’s, Catholic colleges (known for their many international students), such as nearby Belmont Abbey, taught all subjects in Latin, thus ensuring that the knowledge imparted could not change and that everyone, regardless of his country of origin, would understand, making use of the one common language they all shared.

The late William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist and an alumnus of Georgetown, was taught by Jesuits back in the 1940’s, when they were still actually Catholic (all the good Jebbies are now long dead). Blatty once observed that being taught in Latin and being able to read it and speak it instils mental discipline and “teaches you how to think.”

But Francis the Worst doesn’t know how to think. Indeed, this satanic villain is truly non compos mentis. Some 30 years ago, according to Argentines with the great misfortune of knowing the sawed-off rat, he was under the care of a psychiatrist, who wrote that the then-“Father” Bergoglio was “in no wise psychologically suited to be a priest.” According to said doctor then and to Vatican insiders now, he raves like a madman and curses like a sailor, spewing profanities like a man possessed, like someone gripped by Tourette’s syndrome. He is quite keen on smiling photo ops and, in a reverse of North Carolina’s state motto, seeming rather being.

He has never offered the Latin Mass in his entire time as a so-called priest. Indeed, he hates it. He protects pederastical priests and other such traitors to Christ, and he cosies up to sodomites, Marxists, feminazis, liberals and other loons. But for real Catholics, he can’t be bothered.

“They actually pray rosaries!” he once observed, cackling over those who are truly devout and not, like him, courting the world and its fashions, follies and favour.

And Latin is merely the tip of the iceberg. The real problem is the theology, of course. Amongst other heresies, revealing a Church that no longer believes in itself and its mission, having caved in to the modern world, Vatican II basically declares that one religion is as good as another. But as real Catholics, such oecumenism and syncretism are anathema to us. We either believe in Christ and His gospel, or we don’t.

Francis and other such little antichrists are now running the Church (or at least its Novus Ordo ape) and the world. Their advent––a sure sign of the beginning of The End––is cited by St John in his Book of the Apocalypse (also called the Book of Revelation); in countless prophecies from one pope and saint after another; in the warning words of Our Lady at la Salette, Lourdes, Fátima and elsewhere; and by Our Lord Himself.

Beware these people. Be vigilant. Be on your guard. 

Why now?

Why Traditionis Custodes? Why the attacks upon the Real Mass and real Catholics? Because the Real Mass dispenses God’s abundant graces, and with it, we keep the Faith of our fathers. And Francis hates both. The man is a Marxist, pure and simple, and he has ties to Left-wing terrorists and death squads in South America.

Not for nothing do we rightly call him “Francis the Worst.” And believe me, we’ve never had a pope this bad in the entire history of the Church. Were some bad? Sure, there were a few. Some were drunks, and some sired bastards. But at least they never publicly promulgated heresy. Yes, they betrayed the Petrine Charge and Christ Himself. Yet they weren’t Bergoglio, who truly is a Judas. But you don’t abandon Jesus just because of Judas.

My late friend, Abbé Dominique Bourmaud (1958-2021), was a charming man of great Gallic elegance and ease of manner, possessed of a splendid sense of humour combined with a rigid inner discipline and a truly philosophical frame of mind. Indeed, this very learned man (he spoke six languages and authored two scholarly books) used to laugh long and loud over the follies of Vatican II and its asinine architects. I highly recommend Fr Bourmaud’s One-Hundred Years of Modernism: A Genealogy of the Principles of the Second Vatican Council.

A devout priest who spent 40 years in the Society of St Pius X, ordained by its founder, the legendary Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre himself, Father was a totally dedicated labourer in the vineyards of Christ. He knew that, in spite of whatever serpentine shenanigans the Vat2 vultures got up to or claimed, St Pius X––the staunch defender of Tradition and relentless foe of Modernism (the synthesis of all heresies)––remained in fact the last pope canonised by the Church. And if Fat John, Paul the Sick and “pope” John Paul George Ringo are “saints,” I’m a Buddhist.

“The whole point,” Father once said, “was to canonise the Council, not really those ‘popes.’”

Indeed. The heretics of the conciliar “church” (conci-liar, really) brook no dissent from their false path and de facto new religion; the religion not of God but of man. For them, the Church did not exist until 1962. Look at the idiots on EWTN, the so-called “Catholic” television network. They only ever cite John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul the Overrated. They never talk about the real popes; great men such as Pius XII (our last real pope, as we sedevacantists know; a man who saved nearly a million Jews from the Holocaust, only to have his reputation posthumously besmirched by Soviet propaganda), Leo XIII (noted for his support of workers and the poor) and Pius IX (famed for his “Syllabus of Errors,” which condemns much of our fallen modern life). 

Truth and beauty come from God

The Tridentine Mass is all about truth and beauty, which of course come from God. And like all devils, Francis the Worst hates truth and beauty. The Mass is about grace, in more ways than one.

Among those defending the Mass of All Time is Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea. One of several African cardinals and known for his conservatism, a man whose name is often on the short list to potentially become the next pope, Sarah, 76, ticks off luciferian liberals because, amongst other matters––only echoing the Bible and the teaching of Christ Himself (from which libbies run like vampires from a crucifix)––he correctly condemns sodomy and baby-killing as demonic in origin. Sarah has also famously and correctly condemned Marxism and liberalism in all their devilish forms. His Eminence spoke favourably about the Real Mass in a recent interview with Infovaticana.

“Banning or suspending (the Traditional Latin Mass) can only be the work of the Devil,” he said. “I am of the opinion of Benedict XVI. What was holy and sacred yesterday cannot be condemned to disappear today. What harm does the Traditional Mass cause? What harm?”

Adherents of the Traditional Latin Mass make babies, and they produce vocations, giving us many young priests and nuns to serve the Church. But Novus Ordo Catholics contracept themselves to death, and their vocations dried up two generations ago. The actions of Francis the Worst are those of a spiteful, old man, who realises he hasn’t much time. The liberals are dying, but we Trads are thriving and growing. In a few more years, the heretics of Vatican II will all be gone and burning in Hell. We Trads will then take over and restore hijacked Rome, ensuring that Vatican II is repealed and consigned to the scrapheap of history. We’ll then have a real pope who will turn the Church’s clock back to 1958. Francis has opted for the “self-destruct” button. But a future true pope will hit the “re-set” button.

The tree of Rome may be huge. But it’s also quite dead, having fallen to the ground, where it is rotting and covered within and without by such bipedal termites as Francis. And the tree of Tradition may be small. But it is growing, and it is very green.

My own SSPX chapel, St Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church, near Mount Holly, has never been so big. A few years ago, we produced four priests from the ranks of our young men; a thing that didn’t happen at churches far bigger even back in the good, old days of the 1950’s. And not 20 years ago, we had some 200 souls on the books, and north of 90 per cent were here on an average Sunday. Percentagewise, we had the highest church attendance in all of Gaston County. To-day, our numbers may be twice that, or they soon will be. Thanks to Bergoglio’s wedge-driving stupidity, countless conservative Novus Ordo refugees have in recent months found a home with us and converted to Tradition, and we now have three Masses on the weekends (Low Masses on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 a.m., with the High Mass––sung, complete with Gregorian chant by our schola cantorum––on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.) in order to accommodate everyone.

The joke among Trads in SSPX circles is: “Thanks a lot, unholy father. Because of you, I can’t find a parking spot of a Sunday morning!”

We’ve always been blue-collar for the most part: mechanics, carpenters, farmers, ex-military and Republican (you won’t find a Democrat in the entire chapel, nor indeed in the entire Traditional Catholic movement); thus we tend to be very poor and do things on a shoestring. But now, thanks to said new membership and a concomitant infusion of cash, our Sunday collections have actually sextupled in recent weeks. I believe we shall soon be doing great things for God.

As for Francis the Worst, “dust, noise and nothingness” will be the legacy of this evil man, according to an Argentine pseudonymously known as “Eck.” The anonymity is necessary, as Eck knows Bergoglio, who is infamous for hectoring, hounding and otherwise threatening his opponents by sending bullying henchmen after them. One prominent example is Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who supports Trump (our real president); condemns the Wuhan ’flu Kublai Khan job; hates Francis the Worst and the attempted anti-Christian New World Order; and supports the Latin Mass. For the past two years, after exposing Bergoglio’s protection of pederasts and other sins, Viganò, 81 this month, has been in hiding, in fear of his life from Vatican-funded Mafia-style hitmen.

Writing this week in The Remnant, Eck condemned Bergoglio as a power-mad bully, nothing at all like the grinning idiot so loved by the world and by the Church’s enemies.   

“Let us try,” he writes, “to repair through contemplation, prayer and charity all the harm and injury committed by this ill-starred pope. A bitter medicine which, nevertheless, is showing us all, high and low, the true evil that is corroding the Church and rotting its marrow. Numberless cancers which lurked unseen while they killed the supernatural life in silence have come to light in all their festering nature with Bergoglio and his entourage. Give thanks to God that what was hidden has been revealed and that we can confront it if we possess sufficient holiness, courage and strength…Farewell, Francis of Rome, pope of sad destinies!”

Amen.

---The views and opinions expressed in “A Conservative Point of View” are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Lincoln Herald.



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