Marielena Montesino de Stuart
FRANCIS (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) an Argentinian Jesuit from "the end of the world"-- may end up taking you there...
By Marielena Montesino de Stuart
March 16, 2013

Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

Jorge Mario Bergoglio began to address the crowds in St. Peter's Square by stating that the College of Cardinals had gone to "the end of the world" (referring to Argentina's geographic location) to find a Pope.

Bergoglio is the first Jesuit to be elevated to the papacy – and the first Pope from the Western Hemisphere. He was influenced by Henri de Lubac – from the Nouvelle Théologie movement of the 20th Century, which was the same movement followed by Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). The Henri de Lubac followers were considered the more "moderate" wing of the modernists that helped craft Vatican II.

But Vatican II, including its ecumenical movement, remains the biggest disaster that the Church has experienced in modern times – a reality that has caught up to every Pope that supported Vatican II. Bergoglio will not be an exception, as you will see below.

Most of Bergoglio's background and information is in Spanish and is connected with his clerical activities in his native Argentina. This makes it difficult for the average English speaker to read information about Bergoglio. I conduct my work in several languages – so I am pleased to provide translations into English, wherever and whenever possible.

Bewitched, bothered and bewildered...

It has been reported by traditional Catholics in Argentina, who have been closely watching Bergoglio for years, that his record against gay marriage is weak and delayed, at best. You would not know this if you read the spin (or simply lack of information) coming out of the main stream secular and Catholic media. You see, Bergoglio is your typical modernist Cardinal – loyal to the Vatican II agenda. He has perfected the Vatican II art of sending ambiguous signals – to keep unsuspecting obedient Catholics 'bewitched, bothered and bewildered.'

Bergoglio has scandalized Catholics and Orthodox Jews in Argentina – with his ongoing "interfaith dialogue" and honoring of Abraham Skorka, a liberal rabbi of the Benei Tikva community in Buenos Aires. Skorka, who openly supports homosexual unions, is also the rector of the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano (Latin American Rabbinical Seminary). Skorka is known for his heretical charlatanism, offensive in both Catholic and Jewish circles.

Bergoglio and Skorka were made for each other.

Here is the Jewish Press Agency website page with the press release announcing Rabbi Abraham Skorka's support of homosexual unions (in Spanish). The obvious and easy-to-understand title of the announcement, pretty much spells it out:

Also available as a PDF file here:

This is another page from the Jewish Press Agency with Rabbi Skorka's announcement (dated May 5, 2010):

Heaven and Earth... but what about Hell?

Bergoglio has even gone as far as to co-author a book of "dialogues" with Rabbi Skorka, titled Sobre el Cielo y la Tierra (About Heaven and Earth). While the word sobre can also mean "above" – I cannot imagine that these two men would have the nerve to place themselves "above" heaven. But typical of modernists – they omitted the word 'Hell' in the title – a destination known for housing many heretics.

Get me off this bus!

Bergoglio enjoyed being known as "the Cardinal who rides the bus" – in other words, "the people's Cardinal."

That is great! It is expected that a Cardinal care for his flock and for the poor.

But it appears that Bergoglio's bus tends to zig zag, allowing Bergoglio to make some unexpected stops – as in October 11, 2012, when he honored his friend, Rabbi Skorka, with the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) / Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, on the 50th Anniversary of the opening of Vatican II.

UCA, like many Catholic universities in the world – has turned into a welcome mat for liberal "deep thinkers" disguised as ambassadors of social justice. We had plenty of these "Catholic social justice ambassadors" in Cuba, and they were instrumental in fomenting Communist unrest. One of these "Catholic social justice ambassadors" was Fidel Castro himself, educated by the Jesuits in Havana – and supported by certain members of the clergy.

After Skorka received his Doctor Honoris Causa from Bergoglio, they held each other in a warm embrace, while the audience of liberal "deep thinkers," "intellectuals" and liberal clerics gave them an enthusiastic round of applause.

Folks, this took place at a "Pontifical" and "Catholic" university – with shameless disregard for Skorka's public support of homosexual unions – and in support of Skorka's accusation that "antisemitism also had roots in the theology that was developed inside Catholicism in Poland" – where his family lived.

Here is the video of this event (even though it is in Spanish, the actions speak for themselves). I strongly recommend that the reader seek the assistance of a FLUENT Spanish speaker – because rabbi Skorka's speech and his honoring at this "Pontifical Catholic University" will become part of Bergoglio's legacy: (VIDEO)

Bergoglio's enthusiastic relationship with Skorka is a reflection of Vatican II's modern world values. That is not a good sign, because the only thing that can save the Church at this time is a vigorous rejection of Vatican II. Bergoglio will not do that.

Whatever Bergoglio has done to speak out against abortion (which is Catholicism 101 for any Catholic – never mind for a Cardinal) has been overshadowed by his scandalous liberal activities, which he carefully balances with his "people's Cardinal" image – of riding the public bus and meeting with the poor.

Bergoglio is actually a crafty PR man who knows how to perform the 'dance of the seven veils' – so as to keep his audience entertained with messages, which go out in every direction. Most Argentinian Catholics, like Catholics all over the world, have grown up under Vatican II modernism – and often lack the proper Catholic formation to discern when Holy Mother Church is being violated. In addition, Catholicism requires obedience – and most Catholics do not question Church authority. Fortunately, there are still some traditional Catholics in Argentina who are documenting and reporting the modernist activities of priests, Bishops and Cardinals – like the former Cardinal Bergoglio. My prayers and admiration go out to them.

The other bad sign coming out of Argentina – are reports of Bergoglio being either lukewarm or less than friendly to the Traditional Latin Mass. While he did allow the Latin Mass to be said in his archdiocese, in order to comply with Summorum Pontificum (the Latin Mass initiative by Benedict XVI) – it appears that the traditional Latin Mass is not on his list of priorities. God help us.

Here is one of Bergoglio's modernist outdoor masses for children (what a way to hurt their formation as Catholics!):

The next bad sign to come out of Argentina is a photo of Bergoglio, on his knees, receiving a blessing from a preacher of another denomination. This does not surprise me – because it appears that Bergoglio is a big fan of ecumenical gatherings – and we know from the ecumenical "peace" gatherings at Assisi (which included the participation of obstinate atheists) what a sacrilegious circus these events can be.

It has also been reported that Orthodox Jews in Buenos Aires do not appreciate Bergoglio's sacrilegious interfaith ceremonies (i.e., mysterious changes of venues suddenly take place). This is not surprising. People who take their religion seriously and have proper religious formation do not participate in interfaith ceremonies.

This is not the way a "humble" and holy future Pope speaks...

Will Bergoglio have the fortitude to immediately begin a clean up of the Curia, starting with the Cardinals and Bishops who have participated in, and/or covered up pederasty and homosexuality? If the following shocking vulgar use of words by Bergoglio in defense of the Curia is any indication of what's to come – then there won't be much change:

"Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects. The Roman Curia has its down sides, but I think that too much emphasis is placed on its negative aspects..." – Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, ( Vatican Insider – February 24, 2012)

Here is the entire interview. The reader will find Bergoglio's use of coprophilia and coprophagia in the last paragraph of page 2: (Available in PDF: Part One and Part Two)

Bergoglio's use of the terms coprophilia and coprophagia are vulgar and offensive – particularly when, in current times, the focus of most religious and secular journalists (liberals or conservatives) is to put pressure on the Curia in order to stop the sexual abuse of children – which for the most part is pederasty committed by homosexual clergy.

Will Bergoglio use the same words, coprophilia and coprophagia, when he addresses the pederasts, liars, cowards and thieves who have infiltrated the Curia?

If this is what the papacy has become – then I suggest to Bergoglio that the Curia is THE place where he should apply his choice of vulgar language – a linguistic predilection which has been well noted – not just in the interview by LaStampa's Vatican Insider – but by his countrymen in Argentina, who apparently have been subjected to his profane language.

Personally, I have a strong mistrust of anyone who claims to be humble – while issuing insults involving terms found in manuals for serious psychiatric disorders.

Here is a report from Panorama Católico Internacional

Available in PDF here and translated into English HERE.

What can we expect?

If Bergoglio is going to do anything to stop the collapse of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy – then he will have to act fast, since he is 76 years old and there is plenty of filth to deal with in the Vatican. This will be very difficult – if not impossible, because the entire Curia is part of a disastrous Vatican II agenda – and Bergoglio is completely invested in Vatican II.

Vatican II is a dead end

Benedict XVI was only two years older than Bergoglio when he started his papacy. We already saw what happened with Benedict XVI when he 'just could not take it any more.' HE QUIT and WALKED AWAY from the mess he helped create, by continuing to support Vatican II – and by looking the other way when sexual abuse cases and violations were taking place left and right, throughout his 24 years as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Will Bergoglio clean out the financial corruption in the Vatican? Does he even know where to begin, in order to unravel the financial chaos? Does Bergoglio understand that Cardinal Roger Mahony remains as one of the corrupt Cardinals holding the purse strings of the powerful Papal Foundation? The following is a screen caption of the Papal Foundation Board of Trustees, taken on March 14, 2013:

Based on Bergoglio's public bus-riding reputation in Buenos Aires, he may end up as a more simple version of Benedict XVI. In other words, no red shoes or trendy hats, or private dinners with scandalous German and Italian aristocrats. But based on his liberal background and profane rhetoric, there is cause to be seriously concerned.

Bergoglio's roots in theology will define his papacy

Here is another quote from LaStampa's Vatican Insider of Bergoglio's 2012 interview – where Bergoglio talks about Henri de Lubac, from the Nouvelle Théologie movement:

"The cardinalate is a service, it is not an award to be bragged about. Vanity, showing off, is an attitude that reduces spirituality to a worldly thing, which is the worst sin that could be committed in the Church. This is affirmed in the final pages of the book entitled Méditation sur l'Église, by Henri De Lubac."

It is important to understand Henri de Lubac – in order to understand Bergoglio. Here is a caption from Meet Henri de Lubac – which describes de Lubac's admiration for one of the "Early Socialists" – Pierre Joseph Proudhon:

One of the first signs of Bergoglio's approach to the papacy will be to observe how he handles Vice President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the Vatican, to join in the celebration. Will Bergoglio allow Joe Biden to receive Holy Communion while in Rome? – given Joe Biden's pro-abortion position?

Will he dialogue with Biden – like he did with Skorka?

The bus to Bergoglio's "end of the world" has left the station – and he's taking you with him.

© Marielena Montesino de Stuart


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