The Catholic Monitor is honored to post the following short piece by Helen M. Weir, MI. She is a excellent writer as well as a Knight of the Immaculata (MI). This means she is a member of the Militia Immaculatae movement of Total Marian Consecration founded by Saint Maximilian Kolbe, the Hero of Auschwitz.
"There must be a battle for the highest ideal."
(Father Maximilian Koble)
Who is that ideal? The Immaculate Conception. Why must there be such a battle? Because Footnote 351 of Amoris laetitia smears Our Blessed Mother with the taint of our own sin, as though sanctification cannot or need not take place. That is why the symbol of the alternate "queen," the false deity which the heretics would like to foist upon us in place of the true Queen of Heaven and earth, is nothing but a bowl of dirt.
By blunting the ideal of Christian perfection, Bergoglio implicitly denies the Immaculate Conception--as, indeed, he does explicitly in other ways as well. That is why just about the first thing he did after seizing the power of the papacy (I take Bishop Rene Gracida's viewpoint too) was to savage the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, whose specific charism it is, to reflect the Immaculata and propagate devotion to her. Here is the very heart of the issue. (The Sacred Heart, so to speak.)
It is not enough to comment, however incisively, on the latest Bergoglian outrage. We have to "Aim Higher," making our goal the goal of the MI itself.
There is no other way.
Note: "The Militia Immaculatae (meaning the "Army of the Immaculate One"), called in English the Knights of the Immaculata, is a worldwide Catholic evangelization movement founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917... Joining the MI involves making a personal act of consecration to Mary. Members wear the Miraculous Medal as an outward sign of their consecration."
'The purpose of the Knights is contained in these words: to do all you can for the conversion of sinners, heretics, schismatics and so on, above all the Masons, and for the sanctification of all persons under the sponsorship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Mediatrix.- Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, 1938.'" [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militia_Immaculatae]Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.