The following comes from an August 2 La Stampa article by Domenico Agasso Jr.:
The contents of Francis’ address to Polish bishops during World Youth Day in Krakow were released today. The closed-door meeting took place on 27 July in Krakow cathedral and the now former director of the Holy See press office, Fr. Federico Lombardi (he left his post two days ago), had described it as a “very simple and informal” event, stressing that “most bishops are simple men, they aren’t members of the old guard that intimidate you a bit, but there is no mystery, the meeting was a totally informal affair”.
The Vatican published a summary of the exchange between the Polish bishops – who asked four questions – and the Pope. The gender topic was among the issues Pope Francis focused on the most, affirming he agreed with his predecessor, Benedict XVI: “This is the age of sin against the Creator”
“In Europe, America, Latin America, Africa and some Asian countries we are seeing some real ideological colonisations,” he repeated. “And one of these, I’m going to say it outright, is gender”: “Today, children, children! are told at school that they can choose their sex. Why are they taught this? Because the books are supplied by the people and institutions that give you the money. These are the ideological colonisations backed also by countries that wield a great deal of influence. And this is terrible.”
“Speaking with Benedict XVI,” he said, “who is well and lucid, he told me: ‘Holiness, this is the age of sin against the Creator!’ He is intelligent! God created man and woman; God made the world like this, like this, like this… and we are doing the exact opposite.”
Love Pope Francis! He and Pope Benedict are right about this issue: man playing God.
The Prince of Theologians, St. Thomas Aquinas, was “lucid” when he wrote, “Mohammed said that he was sent in the power of his arms – which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. What is more, no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning (1). Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Mohammed forced others to become his follower’s by the *violence* of his arms. It is thus clear that those who place faith in his words believe foolishly.” – Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1, Chapter 16, Art. 4. Footnote: 1. Sura 21:5, Sura 44:14; Sura 16:103, Sura 37:36
This is not an issue of man playing God, but men and women accusing God, who is all knowing and infallible, of having made a mistake: “God put a woman in a man’s body, or God put a man in a woman’s body, but that is okay, we can correct God’s mistake.” I have news for these poor misguided souls, GOD DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES. I have read many articles lately about men and women who have undergone hormone treatment and sex change surgeries and after a few years most of them are not happy with the results. Some have even tried to go back to their original sex.
After all the counseling with psychologists and psychiatrists, after all of the hormone treatments, and the mutilation surgeries to remove or fashion body parts, and after going to court to have a legal change of name and sex, a simple blood test still shows either XX or XY just as the person was born. “Alice” is still XX and “William” is still XY. Nothing will ever change this!
How concise and poignant! That’s exactly the truth!
“The Church cannot go forward as if reality did not exist: it can no longer content itself with ephemeral enthusiasms, which last for the duration of great gatherings or liturgical assemblies, as beautiful and rich as they may be. It can no longer hold back from a practical reflection on subjectivism as the root of most of the current errors. What use is it that the pope’s Twitter account is followed by hundreds of thousands of persons if men do not concretely change their lives? What use is it to tally up the figures of the crowds that throng before the popes if we are not sure that the conversions are real and profound?” ― Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
Pope Francis said trying to teach children that they can choose their gender is a terrible sin against nature and God. Man now thinks that they are greater than God and is trying to be God. This is a sure sign that we are in the end times. I would urge everyone reading this article to pray the Rosary every day because only prayer will be able to get you through these dark end times.
“The idea of putting Magisterial teaching in a beautiful display case while separating it from pastoral practice, which then could evolve along with circumstances, fashions, and passions, is a sort of heresy, a dangerous schizophrenic pathology. I therefore solemnly state that the Church in Africa is staunchly opposed to any rebellion against the teaching of Jesus and of the Magisterium. . . . The Church of Africa is committed in the name of the Lord Jesus to keeping unchanged the teaching of God and of the Church.”
― Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
Thanks for the post….God Bless Cardinal Sarah. It is God or Nothing. Is that a book or a talk title or a motto……?
FTP, You’re very welcome! Yes, God or Nothing, is a book, (paperback) written by Cardinal Robert Sarah. It is sold on Amazon. The reviews are below.
God or Nothing: A Conversation on Faith: Cardinal Robert Sarah, Nicolas Diat
I have read God or Nothing with great spiritual profit, joy, and gratitude. . . .[Its] courageous answers to the problems of gender theory clear up in a nebulous world a fundamental anthropological question.” – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
“A remarkable testimonial of the Catholic faith in the face of many serious contemporary challenges.” – Raymond Cardinal Burke,Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
God or Nothing: A Conversation on Faith: Cardinal Robert Sarah, Nicolas Diat – Book reviews continued below.
“A clear and firm defense of Catholic doctrine on marriage and the family.”
Walter Cardinal Brandmüller, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences
“Cardinal Sarah reflects on the urgent question of God, who is becoming the ‘Great Absent One’ for too many people.”
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
C, The book sounds like a spiritual wonder, just like Cardinal Sarah himself. Thanks again! I will find a copy but I DO NOT USE AMAZON.
Why? Because that company sadly supports the party of death & their ilk, & the death agenda. It is my little boycott. That place & Targets for their ‘potty’ policies.
C and all good people here,
REGARDING the good book, God or Nothing
It is available for $18.00 at EWTN’s religious catalogue site @
Thank you, FTP, for the link to EWTN and for the important information about Amazon. I agree that we should truly try to avoid supporting companies that support the culture of death. This book IS a treasure for these times and it will also make an excellent gift!
The book is also on the Ignatius Press website since it is put out by Ignatius Press.
Teaching innocent little children they can ‘choose’ gender is CHILD ABUSE! What unholy monster thought of this? “Better that a millstone be tied around your neck & you are tossed into the sea then to harm ONE of these little ones.” God will not be mocked. Repent of the unholy sport of gender confusion. God does not make mistakes. Pray to stop the insanity. Pray God save the children. Pray God deliver us from all evil designs. Pray.
Life Site News – Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan has issued an urgent call to Catholics around the world to pray for Pope Francis. ‘End the confusion’: Pray and fast for Pope Francis (Sign the pledge)
In a video released this week, Bishop Schneider urged Catholics “to pray for our Holy Father, whom we love, that he may have the courage to speak with the same clarity and with the same courage as Christ spoke, as Peter spoke.”
Life Site News – Murdered French priest’s last words: ‘Begone, Satan!’
This priest, is a martyr. He died for his faith during mass. God bless him. Imagine having the presence of mind & spiritual resolve to say ‘Begone satan’ at a time like that? He did not rebuke his faith! Praise be to God. He should be sainted for his example & it should be on a fast track if it weren’t for PC issues which may sadly arise in spite of his extra ordinary bravery. Pray.
“Imagine having the presence of mind & spiritual resolve to say ‘Begone satan’ at a time like that? He did not rebuke his faith! Praise be to God”
FTP, Truer words, have never been posted, on CCD! Thank you, for that very insightful and profound statement! May Almighty God reward the holy example of Father Jaques Hamel, with the multi-jeweled crown of heroic martyrdom! May God grant the same abundant infusion of supernatural grace to every priest, should they ever be put to the same test. Beautiful post FTP!
The Remnant Newspaper – ‘Paris Cardinal Under Fire for Speaking Truth’
Mincing no words, French Cardinal André Vingt-Trois told the Christian faithful this week that jihadists “wrap themselves in the trappings of religion” while announcing a “God of death,” whom the prelate compared to the ancient pagan god “Moloch”—who demanded live human sacrifices as a tribute.
REMNANT COMMENT: His Eminence, not generally considered traditional-leaning, seems to be waking up. And for that he is being attacked as a “dangerous homophobe” and “racist” in the French press. He was blasted in social media, by the Green Party, the Socialist Party and even a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, part of the EU’s People’s Party, for his sermon. This short clip provides a sampling of the expressions of hate and outrage being leveled against the Cardinal after he’d warned not only against radical Islam and the jihad against Christian Europe, but also against the French secularist state’s promotion of deviancy and, by implication, the legalization of homosexual marriage.
Thank you, Cardinal Sarah! Thank you, Bishop Athanasius Schneider! Thank you, French Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, for speaking up, to tell the truth.
The Latin Vulgate
2 Timothy 1:6-8
6 propter quam causam admoneo te ut resuscites gratiam Dei quae est in te per inpositionem manuum mearum
7 non enim dedit nobis Deus spiritum timoris sed virtutis et dilectionis et sobrietatis
8 noli itaque erubescere testimonium Domini nostri neque me vinctum eius sed conlabora evangelio secundum virtutem Dei
Catherine has many excellent posts for which we should all be grateful & take time to review. Pray to God, that ‘all people of good will’ wake up, if it be His Holy Will. We all need to do OUR PART to reject the ways of the pagan god of death moloch. Prayer, yes but fasting was mentioned too and I think it is past time for it. If we do our tiny little acts of sacrifice with great love, the good God of the Universe will see & deliver His people, His church, from every evil, for He ‘who is’ loves us so. Pray, hope & Believe.
“If we do our tiny little acts of sacrifice with great love, the good God of the Universe will see & deliver His people, His church, from every evil, for He ‘who is’ loves us so. Pray, hope & Believe.”
Thank you, and God bless you, FTP!
Recent HISTORY: WHY are we at this moral tipping point in this (once) great country? Our POTUS said last election, “Marriage is between one man & one woman”. Then he got elected again (sigh). Shortly afterward he said, after much thought (?), he has CHANGED his mind about marriage. BO OPENED the flood gates of Sodom & Gomorrah to SWAMP America’s Christian Values! The SUPREME COURT did their part when they overturned state laws supporting traditional marriage. Least we forget, THANKS TO ALL THE CONFUSED CATHOLICS who voted BO in AGAIN. All Christians are suffering but the WORST is yet to come if Hillary gets in. She will continue this WAR on religious freedoms. Wake UP and vote them out! God Help Us All.