Pope Francis calls Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross a ‘failure’

Jorge Bergoglio, the creature in the Vatican pretending to be Pope, joked about Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, is ashamed of the crucifix and conceals it so as not to offend Jews, and refuses to genuflect at the consecration of bread and wine into His Body and Blood.

Most recently, according to Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari on October 8, 2019, Pope Francis said that once Jesus Christ became incarnate, he was a “man of exceptional virtues” but “not at all a God.”

Although this happened four years ago, I’ve only just be made aware of this:

On September 24, 2015, Pope Francis was in New York City, where he delivered a homily at evening prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.

Beginning at the 0:34 mark, Pope Francis said, to thunderous and sustained applause:

“we need to remember that we are followers of Jesus Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross.”

Whoa!

The Pope called Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross a “failure”?

Is the “failure of the cross” quote taken out of context?

Here’s the full English-translation transcript of his homily (sources: Washington Post; ABC News). I’ve emboldened and colored red the pertinent paragraph containing the “failure of the cross” quote:

I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.

In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.

This beautiful cathedral of St. Patrick’s, built over many years through the sacrifices of many men and women is a symbol of the work of generations of American priests and religious and faithful who helped build up the church in the United States.

Many priests and religious in this country that have not only in education but in other areas have had a central role assisting parents in handing down to their children the food that nourishes them for life. Many did so at the cost of extraordinary sacrifice and with heroic charity.

I think, for example, of saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, who founded the first free catholic school for girls in the United States or in saint John Neumann, the founder of the first system of catholic education in this country.

This evening, my brothers and sisters, I have come to join you in prayer that our vocations as priests will continue to build up the great edifice of God’s kingdom in this country.

I know that, as a the presbyterate in the midst of god’s people, you recently have suffered greatly in the not distant past by having to bear the shame of some of your brothers, brothers who have harmed and scandalized the church in the most vulnerable of her members.

In the words of the book of revelation, I know well that you have come forth from the great tribulation and I accompany you at this time of pain and difficulty. And I thank god for your faithful service onto his people, doing so in helping you to preserve on the path of fidelity to Jesus Christ.

And I would like to offer two brief reflections. The first concern is of the spirit of gratitude. The joy of men and women who love god attracts others to him. Priests and religious are called to find and radiate lasting satisfaction in their vocation. Joy springs from a grateful heart.

Truly, we have received much, so many graces, so many blessings. And in this, we rejoice. It will do us good to think back on our lives with the grace of remembrance.

Remembrance of when we were first called, remembrance of the road traveled, remembrance of graces received. And, above all, remembrance of our encounter with Jesus Christ so often along the way.

Remembrance of the amazement which our encounter with Jesus Christ has awakened in our hearts.

Sisters, brothers, priests and religious to seek the grace of remembrance so as to grow in the spirit of gratitude. Perhaps we need to ask ourselves: are we capable of counting our blessings? Or have I forgotten them?

A second area is the spirit of hard work. The grateful heart is spontaneously impelled to serve the lord and to find expression in a life of commitment to our work. Once we realize how much god has given us, we learn that a life of sacrifice, of working for him and for others, becomes a privileged way, a privileged way of responding to his great love.

Yet, if we are honest, we must recognize how easily this spirit of generous self-sacrifice can be dampened. There are a couple of ways that this can happen. And both are examples of the spiritual worldliness which weakens our commitment to serve as dedicated men and women.

And it diminishes the wonder of our first encounter with Christ. We can get caught up in measuring the value of our apostolic works by the standards of efficiency, good management and outward success, which govern the business world.

Not that these things are unimportant, of course. But we have been entrusted with a great responsibility, and this is why god’s people rightly expect accountability from us but the true worth of our apostolate is measured by the value it has in god’s eyes, to see and evaluate things from god’s perspective, calls for constant conversion in the first days and years of our vocation and, need I say, it demands great humility.

The cross shows us a different way of measuring success. Ours is to plant the seeds. God sees to the fruits of our labors. And if at times our efforts and works seem to fail and not produce fruit, we need to remember that we are followers of Jesus Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross.

Another danger — another danger emerges when we become jealous of our free time, when we think that surrounding ourselves with worldly comforts help us to serve better. The problem with this way of reasoning is that it can blunt the power of god’s daily call to conversion, to encounter with him.

Slowly but surely, it diminishes our spirit of sacrifice, our spirit of renunciation and our spirit of hard work. It also alienates people who suffer material poverty and who are forced to make greater sacrifices than those that we make ourselves.

Rest is needed, as are moments of leisure and self-enrichment, but we need to learn to rest in a way that deepens our desire to serve with generosity. Closeness to the poor, the refugee, the immigrant, the sick, the exploited, the elderly living alone, prisoners and all god’s other poor, will teach us a different way of resting, one which is more Christian and generous.

Gratitude and hard work, these are two pillars of the spiritual life which I have wanted to share with you this evening. With you, the priest and religious men and women this afternoon.

I thank you for your prayers and your work and for the daily sacrifices that you make in the various areas of your apostolate. Many of these are known only to god, but they bear rich fruit for the life of the church.

I would especially like to thank and express my esteem and gratitude to the religious women of the United States.

What indeed — what would the church be without you? Women’s strength, fighters, with that spirit of courage which puts you on the front lines in the proclamation of the gospel. To you, religious women, sisters and mothers of this people, I wish to say thank you.

A big thank you and to tell you that I love you very much. I know that many of you are on the front lines in meeting the challenges of adapting to an evolving pastoral landscape, like Saint Peter, I ask you, that regardless of the difficulties and trials that you face, be at peace and respond to them as Christ did. He gave thanks to the father, took up his cross and looked forward.

Dear brothers and sisters, in a few moments, we will sing the Magnificat. Let us commend to our lady the work we have been entrusted to do. Let us join her in thanking god for the great things he has done. And for the great things he will continue to do in us and in those whom we have the privilege to serve.

So are the words “failure of the cross” taken out of context?

No matter the protestations of those who try to defend this pretender to the seat of St. Peter (see the ABC News readers’ comments), note that Pope Francis did not follow the words “failure of the cross” with any explanation or elaboration of what he meant:

  • Pope Francis did not say that Jesus’ death on the cross was salvific — a spiritual victory over sin and evil. By His sacrificial crucifixion, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead freed humanity from the wages of our first parents’ terrible sin, making possible the salvation of our eternal souls.
  • Nor did Pope Francis say that the “human” Jesus triumphed over death with His resurrection, which gives to those who follow Him the promise of eternal life.

This pretender to the seat of St. Peter is an abomination.

So are the Catholic Church’s hierarchy of cardinals, archbishops, bishops and priests who continue to recognize Jorge Bergoglio as their Pope.

H/t Maziel

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Michael Garrison
Michael Garrison
11 months ago

This church has a lot to talk about.
In Christ’s Church there ARE NO PEDOPHILES.
In the Vatican, THEY ARE NOTHING BUT PEDOPHILES.
francis….phuck off.

YouRXposed
YouRXposed
11 months ago

Every time I read this it’s a punch in the gut/an abomination/ I hope it is shared far and wide! —the question every true believer must ask is: do you believe what a mere man says or do you believe God and His Word? The Bible says Jesus IS God, was there sitting at the right hand of God when all things were created…and Jesus said he was God when he was alive on earth…“before Abraham was, I AM!” With every passing year that the pope moves towards the false religion Chrislam/Gaia, How can a Catholic Church member not denounce… Read more »

williamofberkshire
williamofberkshire
11 months ago

By adding the qualifier “humanly speaking” one could almost make the point that Frankie Fruitcake was inferring that the spirit of Jesus Christ was not a failure. But a believer would not need to infer anything, he should be stating it boldly and joyously. Clearly he has nothing but ever more thinly disguised contempt for our Lord. I’ve asked this before, but can a pope be impeached?

Freeland_Dave
Freeland_Dave
11 months ago

Historically he can be thrown into prison.

Alma
Alma
11 months ago

Puppet Frankie is a failure. He should be nailed to the cross to purge his mortal sins, maybe Our Lord Jesus Christ will take pity on him, pardon him, redeem his soul, and send him to hell to finish purge for being such a Bastard.

Truckjunkie
Truckjunkie
11 months ago
Reply to  Alma

Yeah-Who does he think he IS? The POPE?

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
11 months ago

The true “failure” was Israel’s refusal to accept our Lord as the true savior. It was they who betrayed their covenant. Of course it was not with out the foreknowledge of Christ him self as he was well aware of his fate and purpose from the very beginning, at the fall of Adam and before. Most all Christian denominations still preach repentance and baptism, and salvation through works, which was the Gospel of the Kingdom, not fully understanding the finished work of the Cross, as Jesus claimed him self on the Cross, “It Is Finished”. Through the revelations of Paul… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
11 months ago

When so many people worldwide look to the Pope for some vestige of hope and to have him say such a gross misinterpretation of exactly what Christ dying on the cross to save you and I from our sins, and to open the gates of the resurrection. This is really horrible.

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
11 months ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

This is what happens when people use man made doctrine, you get corruption to the max. More like corruption to the Francis.

Freeland_Dave
Freeland_Dave
11 months ago
Reply to  chemtrailssuck

Dan 7/23-25
“And another” references the Papists.

DCG
Admin
DCG
11 months ago

Why did he first express the desire to address Muslims? The new progressive mandate?

carlmayo
11 months ago
Reply to  DCG

It is called universalism, the belief that all roads lead to Heaven. Then why did Jesus die?”

DCG
Admin
DCG
11 months ago
Reply to  carlmayo

By addressing one group of people he doesn’t include all humankind, IMO.

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
11 months ago
Reply to  carlmayo

Exactly. So then the whole thing in Matthew about getting to the Father only through Me (Christ) would be moot then. Francis is an abomination. No wonder he embraces false religions like Islam, an antithesis to Christianity. The Babylonians wanted a universal globalist type society and God eventually got rid of them.

Freeland_Dave
Freeland_Dave
11 months ago
Reply to  chemtrailssuck

The Scriptures tell us how to recognize evil and false prophet. The trouble is you won’t know if you don’t study Scripture and only go with RCC Papal teachings not supported by The Word o God.

Freeland_Dave
Freeland_Dave
11 months ago
Reply to  DCG

$$$

kjf
kjf
11 months ago

There is but one Pope, and his name is Benedict XVI, Jorge is a criminal.

https://youtu.be/6nQy6u0PzR8

Alma
Alma
11 months ago

The New World Order, Puppet Frankie -who knows what secrets this impostor may hide under his cloak?

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
11 months ago
Reply to  Alma

The Canadian Holocaust, for one.

Dave
Dave
11 months ago

“we need to remember that we are followers of Jesus Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross.” The Pope then pauses and looks out pensively waiting for the right response. The clapping starts. Good they swallowed it. On to the next subversion.

Weiss
Weiss
11 months ago

I live in Rome, and can’t stand Pope Francis. That said, this article is largely (not completely) garbage. First of all, I have attended the Pope’s Mass more than once, and he has always genuflected after the consecration and whenever else it is appropriate. At the same time, it is well known that he has serious back problems, so perhaps sometimes he is unable to do so. Secondly, Church fathers have been saying for nearly 2000 years that HUMANLY SPEAKING, dying on the cross was a failure. What is so shocking about that? I could point to a thousand theologically… Read more »

cogitoergosumantra
cogitoergosumantra
11 months ago

“Res ipsa loquitur”, Francis.
The facts speak for themselves.

Christ’s sacrifice defeated sin, death, and Satan.
He followed God’s Divine Plan.
It provided salvation to mankind.

There could hardly be *any* action, in the universe, in history, that was LESS of a failure.

Captain America
Captain America
11 months ago

I think Pope Fran is more muslim than catholic. By that, I mean “more evil, less Godly”.

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
11 months ago

May God rebuke him! If he’s not the “false prophet’ spoken of in Revelations! He’s not a Christian then. This is why Christ warned us of false teachers. Makes sense he’s a Socialist/Communist too.

It’s even more telling that he has not been excommunicated or whatever they do to people who are heretics. Wow. Glad I never liked him, that’s all I gotta say.

Or like Christ said, “Get thee behind me, Satan!”

Get thee behind me, FRANCIS! You wolf in sheeps’ clothing!

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
11 months ago

The only “FAILURE” here is Pope “Failure” Francis. He’s satanic.

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
11 months ago

Francis must stand for
Fake
Rancid
Ahole
Not
Christian!
Imbecilic
Satanist.

TrailDust
Admin
11 months ago

He forgets to mention the resurrection and the ascension. And more, he ignores the testimony of the apostles that the cross was not a tragedy, but the greatest achievement in history. Jesus’ death took away the sins of all who turn to Him, satisfying the debt of original sin.
Pope indeed. This man is an imposter.

Freeland_Dave
Freeland_Dave
11 months ago

So Christ’s death on the cross was a failure?
Well you must be an ignorant spoon fed member of the RCC if you believe that.