Catholic Church under Pope Francis: Critics censored, threatened with excommunication

Since he was elected pope in 2013 (some say unlawfully, in violation of Papal Law No. 91), Jorge Bergoglio has evinced expansive good will toward many and sundry groups:

  • To homosexuals, he said with faux humility, “Who am I to judge?”.
  • To non-Catholic Christians, he emphasized “the unity of all believers in Christ”.
  • To Muslims, he held out an olive branch, claiming that Muslims and Christians both worship the same “one living and merciful God, and call upon him in prayer” — which is blatantly false because Muslims regard Jesus as a mere prophet, not the Son of God and the Second Person of the Triune Godhead.
  • Toward Jews, he recently said that “Catholics should not try to convert Jews and should work with them to fight anti-Semitism”.

Toward fellow Catholics, however, Bergoglio is much less charitable, regularly and frequently castigating them for one reason or another:

So it is curious, to say the least, that Pope Francis can dish it out but Heaven forbids if he’s the recipient.

Stephen Herreid reports for The Blaze, Oct. 5, 2015, that directly following the papal visit to the U.S., the editor of conservative Catholic journal First Things sacked a writer after she wrote a column critical of Pope Francis.

Referring to Maureen Mullarkey, the writer whom he fired, First Things editor R. R. Reno complains:

She consistently treats [Pope Francis] as an ideological propagandist, accusing him of reducing the faith to secular political categories. This is her way of reducing him to the political terms she favors … the ones used by radio talk-show hosts to entertain the public with mock-battles against various Empires of Evil. I don’t want First Things to play that game.

Read the article that got Maureen Mullarkey fired.

Herreid observes that “Nearly every word Reno wrote is straight out of a liberal playbook,” such as accusing conservatives of being lemming-followers of talk-radio hosts. “It may surprise some that such anti-conservative clichés would come from a conservative publication like First Things. But Pope Francis’ pontificate is having that effect on more and more Catholic publications.”

Herreid gives the following examples:

  1. Adam Shaw lost his position at Catholic News Service after writing a critique of Pope Francis’s economic opinions.
  2. Patrick Archbold was sacked from National Catholic Register when he complained Pope Francis was alienating traditionalists.
  3. Herreid himself was told to leave a Catholic publication after writing articles with a “tone” of “judgment” out of line with Pope Francis’s message of “welcome.”

Herreid points out Pope Francis himself has sidelined members of the Catholic clergy who are traditionalists, notably Cardinal Raymond Burke, who opposed Francis at the beginning of the Synod on the Family in 2014.

Archbishop Salvatore "Rino" Fisichella with Pope Francis

Archbishop Salvatore “Rino” Fisichella with Pope Francis

Jorge Bergoglio is so thin-skinned that one of his appointees, Archbishop Salvatore “Rino” Fisichella, who is president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, says you may be automatically excommunicated for criticizing the pope.

Voice of the Family reports that on December 4, 2015, while explaining how Pope Francis’s new “Missionaries of Mercy” will operate, Archbishop Fisichella made reference to Canon Law 1370, which imposes automatic excommunication for “physical violence” against the pope. Fisichella told journalists at a briefing:

“I would say that we need to understand well ‘physical violence,’ because sometimes words, too, are rocks and stones, and therefore I believe some of these sins, too, are far more widespread than we might think.”

In other words, whereas priests who openly advocate homosexuality and “gay” marriage are not excommunicated, if a Catholic criticizes Pope Francis and the criticism is construed as “verbal violence,” not only has the critic committed a sin, the sin is of such egregiousness that the individual could be automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

All this from the pope who, in his address to Congress, pontificated against “The simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and the sinners.”

So much for Pope Francis’ more “welcoming” Church, “culture of encounter,” and the much-celebrated Year of Mercy.

If you are Catholic, please sign the “Petition to the Cardinals of the Roman Church regarding the grave improprieties of Pope Francis,” asking the Church’s College of Cardinals to investigate whether Bergoglio had been unlawfully elected pope, and if so, to remove him from the seat of St. Peter. Click here.

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35 responses to “Catholic Church under Pope Francis: Critics censored, threatened with excommunication

  1. If the Pope calls, tell him I’m on a sabbatical.


  2. Just as honest inquiry shows that each President since Bush-41 has only been worse than his predecessor, honest inquiry will show that each Pope since John XXIII has been the same.
    When God is angry at his people, He sends them BAD SHEPHERDS.
    There has been ample documentation that the Vatican II sect has specialized in one thing: MORAL or LINGUISTIC AMBIGUITY. When evil employs ambiguity as its weapon, it wins.
    This Pope was NOT canonically elected, according to new rules laid down by John Paul II. Those rules may or may not be fair, but it is an historical fact that those rules were violated, at least in part.
    This Pope has violated Traditional protocols of Papal public statements, and he’s been FAST & LOOSE with many statements, beginning with, “Who am I to judge.”
    He has told the world he will send “Missionaries of Mercy” (his term) to every bishopric around the world to command them to implement his command to give Eucharist to divorced-and-remarried Catholics. This NAKED ABROGATION of the 6th and 9th Commandments will compel us TO LOSE THE MASS.
    His latest abomination: Please see today’s Ann Barnhardt, in which he hired an artist to put on a light show in the Vatican two days ago, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
    I have tried, in vain, to get a couple of V-2 Catholics to wake up and scour the internet to discover Bergoglio’s real record, TO NO AVAIL. They have drunk the Kool-Aid and aren’t going to abandon their support of him, calling any inquiry or criticism “hate” or “hatred.”
    All Right, I have my own soul to save, my own work to do.
    Long Story Short: This is a Pope—real or impersonated—that MUST be STOPPED. Problem: That job belongs to GOD ALONE. So we must get ourselves right with Him. (And I admit that of myself). Our Lady of Quito has promised us that this Era of Madness WILL END. I hope we’re here to see it.


    • Interesting that you frequently invoke the name Bush in so many of your posts;Apparently you detest HIM even more than I detest Harry Reid. Well-Know your enemy and put all you have against his success….

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      • I have read and studied up on the Bush-41, specifically Russ Baker’s website, and Lyndon Larouche. Poppy Bush’s record of crime goes back to his father, Prescott, and extends to at least some of his children.
        The reason why I am really down on the Bushes is because, as Skull & Bones, their allegiance IS NOT to the United States; It is to the British Crown. He was also exquisitely skillful in passing himself off as a conservative, when he is nothing of the sort.
        If you would research the man yourself, you would find a villain that would put Shakespeare’s villains to shame!
        The success that George Herbert Walker Bush seeks is the New World Order he spoke of so often—and that necessarily entails the wholesale destruction of American sovereignty. The man is no patriot, as far as I am concerned.

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  3. This is troubling news.

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    • As we used to say in the Sixties, “No shit, Red Ryder,” and it’s more true than ever in our BNWD madness.

      We have Islamofascist Erdogan –the MOST corrupt ruler Turkey’s ever suffered under, IMO– who wanis to start WW3, just waiting for the next signal from Obamination. How bad is Erdogan? Would you believe he says he’s become God? AntiChrist, yes; God never!

      Look at this:

      While I concur w/Shoebat in his condemnation of Erdogan, I believe he’s made a serious misjudgement in regard of the famous Sufi poet, known as Rumi. For a fair enough article on Rumi see:

      And yes, I agree w/you & the Scriptures: evil rulers and judges preside over us whenever we’ve lost our moral compass and wander blindly from crisis to crisis, as we become our worst punishment! It is His Law, not our Obamination’s or Erdogan’s!

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  4. I am not Catholic. However, I tend to agree with Steven B. I do feel that this Pope is the New World Order’s religious leader. Put another way, this Pope is the False Prophet. He is definitely marching to the NWO’s drummer.

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    • I believe that Pope Francis may very well be the False Prophet of Revelation. I am still looking into this—reading and listening to people on You Tube.
      At this point, I agree with you and say you’re right, for at least this reason: The New World Order promises a one-world state (and a police state at that), a one-world currency (which will necessarily lead to “the Mark of the Beast”) and a one-world religion, which will necessarily be syncretistic in nature (meaning an admixture of dogmas and beliefs from various religions).


      • Mr. Broiles, Frank aka (Francis )is not a legal and lawfully elected Pope . He is an Excommunicated Catholic like the rest of the heretical popes that were Excommunicated. The Chair of St, Peter is empty., and has been since at least 1951.


        • I will look into that, Brent. Why you say 1951 is puzzling to me, as I thought Pius XII was a very good Pope, the last good one, as far as I can tell. He was elected Pontiff in 1939, if my memory serves me correctly.


  5. this pope seems to be more concerned with being politically corrupt than being biblically correct….watered-down christianity is not Christianity

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  6. Aw, how nice, progessives have their own Pope…

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  7. This pope has done nothing but cause scandal since he took up his papacy. Read what Adam Shaw (who lost not one but two jobs over his jabs) had to say:
    His remarks are still true if not more so two years later.
    Where is that petition to get the pope to resign? He is making a “mess” of his diocese, the whole world–and he seems to be having a great time doing it!

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  8. Would the Pope like to burn those at the stake who don’t agree with him too?
    I am a baptized Catholic and a Catholic in my heart, but I can’t deal anymore with the direction the Church has taken. It seems that now it is run by Masons, of which this Pope is certainly one- either that or a Crypto Jew. He hides his pectoral cross up so as not to offend the Pharisees- isn’t that tantamount to denying Christ ? I need not look at all the other absurdities the man has uttered to know he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and believes nothing of what he utters about the gospel.

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    • You are historically correct: The Masonic/Illuminati crusade to infiltrate the Vatican lasted over 100 years, culminating in their success in the election of Giovanni Roncalli as John XXIII in 1958. He was a member of the P-2 Lodge in Istanbul, and therefore, was a Mason. Paul VI was also a Mason, and John Paul II may have been one. It is suspected that Francis is. Masons have also risen to the ranks of cardinals, including RIspoli (if I have the name correct), under St. Pius X.
      For more information, go to and their You Tube Channel, VaticanCatholic. Many people have doubts about the Dimond Brothers, but I have found their videos and articles to be largely historically sound (except for the one identifying John Paul II as the Anti-Christ).


  9. Prophecies of St Malachy of 12th century indicate Francis is the last pope before Christ comes and is the False prophet described in chapters 16, 19, 20 of the Book of Revelation. He will destroy Church so that Christ soon will come and say “Is there any faith left on earth”? Remnant newspaper in Minnesota covers antics of the imposter pope in an excellent manner. Benedict was threatened with death by Freemasons in 2012 if he did not appoint 20 Italian priests as cardinals and then resign which he did.


  10. Lana–Please don’t give up your faith over this false prophet. Remember what Peter replied when Jesus asked him if he was scandalized into not following him over His remarks in John 6: “Lord, to where would I go? Only You have the words of eternal life.”
    Find a good parish where the priests are good and don’t take liberties with the Mass etc. Better still find one that says the Traditional Mass. In the meantime, stay true and consider getting the Remnant or Catholic Family News. Also check out the Fatima Center. I believe all of the above have websites. is an excellent website, but it might be too much information.
    The Church has been infiltrated for sure but remember St. John Bosco’s dream. The barque of Peter navigated in between the pillars of the Blessed Mother and the Holy Eucharist and made it through some very rough seas. So, pray the Rosary EVERY DAY and receive worthily as often as possible.
    We can’t do much about the stuff we’re seeing, but we can pray for conversions of our friends/family/the world. It all begins with each person.
    Be one of them!

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    • Catholic Family News is a paper I used to read and have to get back to. They really “do it to death” when they research and report on a story. “The Wanderer,” I fear, lost its luster over the years, and I gave up on it. The Remnant and others on the internet are good, though.


    • Thanks CS. I am familiar with those websites so nothing is too much for me as far as info. I really appreciate those who have spent so much time and love putting them up. I would have gone to a traditional Latin Mass if I could have found one reasonably close but that is not the case for me. Unfortunately this goes a bit deeper for me than most. I had a relative that was molested and when one starts to understand that you can follow the trail right to the very top, well it rather turns the stomach. We are dealing with here with organized pure evil. So you see every time I see a priest who is so obviously gay, and that is all I have seen, it starts to intrude on the sanctity of the service for me.
      I still love my faith and all the wonderful saints and believers that have gone before, but I am actually looking into the Orthodox faith at this point. No place is perfect but I don’t think the Orthodox have gone down the same road as the Catholic Church and they have remained in general more conservative. Baring this I have to just be Catholic in my heart and feel connected with all true and genuine believers that I think constitute Christ’s invisible Church.

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  11. I am not a Catholic, but having several friends that are, I have been interested and even in admiration in earlier years. We were even at the Vatican during Christmas a few years ago and saw many people that really love their faith.
    I did like John Paul, but this guy is no Pope in any way shape or form. He has an agenda that has nothing to do with being a good Catholic. He is NWO thru and thru.
    The Catholics I see these days seem to have a lot of confusion and sadness about their beliefs and I can see why.
    We need the old church back and once again in a leadership role.

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  12. Thanks for the info on the petition, Dr. E. I did it and spread it to my friends.

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  13. This pope is a Jesuit (a fixer). He comes from a long line of “fixers” pertaining to the church’s dogma. If not for the Jesuit’s intervention during the Reformation in Europe 400 to 600 years ago. The catholic church would have ceased to exist. At least as we know of it today.
    The Jesuits are funded by the Rothchilds . This is why the popes can wage war on others outside their “faith”.


  14. This is a petition that apparently has gathered several thousand signatures already. It is a petition asking Pope Francis to resign.

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  18. I prefer the D.I.Y. excommunication.
    See that door over there?
    Use it.


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