Judging by my email box and various comment threads around the internet, more and more people are being scandalized and losing their faith every day. One of the reasons people are scandalized is because everything they read in the conservative or traditional wing of The Church is deeply unsatisfying, and even irrational and nonsensical, oftentimes requiring the willful suspension of disbelief to swallow. The reason for this is the simple fact that nearly everyone is operating on the false premise that Jorge Bergoglio is the Vicar of Christ. He is not, and never was. So long as a person is operating from a false base premise, reality CAN NOT be accurately apprehended, and the logical conclusions drawn from the false base premise will be themselves false, as well.
This is why reading almost ALL commentary on Bergoglio and the destruction of The Church as it is unfolding before our very eyes gives the sensation of mashing the throttle of a car that is stuck in the mud – engines revving to redline, but never, ever any forward motion. Wheel spinning. Because the base premise is false, there is no and will never be any traction or momentum.
There is no hope of resolving this situation until the base premise is TRUE, namely, that Bergoglio is not now and never was the pope. None.
In this piece I will use a question-and-answer format. I will endeavor to be as blunt and direct as possible. I hope it helps, and encourage its copying, reprinting (in whole or in part), and general distribution, almost as a reference guide. CONTINUE READING