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Francis & Casanova on Moral Relativism & Mary vs. Venerable Mary of Agreda on the Virgin Mary


It appears that Francis and infamous Giacomo Casanova may have had similar ideas on moral relativism. The two also seem to disagree with Venerable Mary of Agreda on the Virgin Mary.

Rod Dreher of The American Conservative presented the case that Francis's "mercy" for child molesters is a word that is being used in such a way that it is "perpetuating" clerical crimes and sins as well as injustice. He, first, quoted a church official and then said:

“'With all this emphasis on mercy … he is creating the environment for such initiatives,” the church official said, adding that clemency petitions were rarely granted by Pope Benedict XVI, who launched a tough crackdown during his 2005-2013 papacy and defrocked some 800 priests who raped and molested children...

"And so, the precious concept of mercy becomes a byword for perpetuating clericalism and injustice, swaddling it in a slanket of sentimentality."[]

Is the "merciful" Francis denying sin when he says child molesters who he reinstated into priesthood are "diseased" psychologically?

Francis appears to be denying mortal sin by redefining it out of existence using terms like "disease" and "irregular relationships."  

Norman Mailer, in his book "Prisoner of Sex," shows why the relativism of Francis's Amoris Laetitia with its moving away from natural objective truths or denial of intrinsically evil acts such as adultery, contraception and sodomy leads to Nietzschean will to power and nihilism:

"So, yes, [homosexuals] in prison strive to become part of the male population, and indeed – it is the irony of homosexuality – try to take on the masculine powers of the man who enters them, even as the studs, if Genet is our accurate guide, become effeminate over the years. ... Homosexuality is not heterosexuality. There is no conception possible, no, no inner space, no damnable spongy pool of a womb ... no hint remains of the awe that a life in these circumstances can be conceived. Heterosexual sex with contraception is become by this logic a form of sexual currency closer to the homosexual than the heterosexual, a clearinghouse for power, a market for psychic power in which the stronger will use the weaker, and the female in the act, whether possessed of a vagina or phallus, will look to ingest or steal the masculine qualities of the dominator.'"

It appears that Nietzschean will to power and nihilism was personified by Casanova according to his sexual memoir:

- Kelly also found evidence to confirm that a number of Casanova's sexual encounters had been with men, corroborating two references in Casanova's sensational memoir, The History of My Life.

"The modern concept of bisexuality, no less than of homosexuality, didn't really exist in the 18th century," Kelly says, " and the conception of sexual preference was on the whole a much more fluid affair. []  

Casanova: Rape, Incest and Disease

Casanova’s womanizing certainly was not all innocent fun; he was accused of rape and battery, had numerous bouts with sexually transmitted diseases and most scandalously, may have fathered his own grandson with Leonilda. Casanova also had a penchant for deflowering virgins in such a way that he convinced them of his undying devotion before deserting them, which must have led to broken hearts across Europe. Casanova wounded a Polish Count in a duel he fought over an affair and the man was not afraid to turn his anger on a young woman that did not respond to his advances. Although Casanova claimed that he had to find his women both physically and mentally stimulating, he was not above having sex with the lowest of street prostitutes or even complete strangers.

Casanova portrait
Casanova in a 1788 etching by Johann Berka (Shizao/wikimedia)

The stories of Casanova’s sexual conquests are made even more colorful when contrasted to his life as an adventurer, which included everything from fighting duels to dabbling in the occult. However, Casanova’s tales of adventure always lead back to the many women in his life and if not for his overpowering libido, Casanova may have become an ambitious, but otherwise unknown Catholic priest. As it were, the brief time in Casanova’s life when he did believe he was to become a priest was hardly spent in pious activity. Casanova the apprentice priest was a wolf in sheep’s clothing whom trusting mothers, matrons and husbands would allow too close to their wives and daughters – or both. []

It is without question that no pope in history ever wrote anything close to the moral relativism of Francis's Amoris Laetitia and it seems that no pope ever called the Virgin Mary a “normal young woman" like Francis:

 “I imagine the Virgin Mary as a normal young woman, a young woman of today, open to getting married, to forming a family.” []

Casanova apparently also believed the Virgin Mary was just "normal young woman" like Francis:

Was the notorious Casanova perhaps right when, impris-
oned in the ominous eighteenth-century underground prison
in Venice known as "The Leads," he described Mystical City of
God as the "wild conceptions [and 'fantastic visions'] of a
devout, melancholy Spanish nun ... shut in by convent walls"?5
2 Maria of Agreda,Mystical City of God: The Conception (Books 1 and 2), The Incar-
nation (Books 3 and 4), The Transfixion (Books 5 and 6), The Coronation (Books 7
and 8), trans. George J. Blatter (Chicago: Theopolitan Company of Chicago, 1914;
reprinted Albuquerque, NM: Corcoran Publishing Company, 1949). This reference is
from The Conception, 14, 15. Further citations from this reference are cited as MCOG,
followed by the volume name and page.
MCOG, The Conception, 38, 40.
MCOG, The Conception,41-42.
5 Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, The Memoirs of jacques Casanova de Seingalt,
1725-1798, Vol. 10

In short, no, Casanova was not right.Yet, how are we to uncover
the gems of Mary's utterly inspiring simplicity, her sleek moth-
erly beauty, in such a lengthy ornate work as Mystical City of
One example is found in the way Venerable Fr. Solan us
Casey read Mystical City of God-prayerfully, on his knees,
meditating on the life of Mary-each day, for fifty years. [It was
Fr. Casey who personally gave the four-volume set of Mystical
City of God
to my husband's family in 1952.] []

It appears that Francis like Casanova might not like Venerable Mary of Agreda's book on the not “normal young woman" Virgin Mary which the Church has allowed:

This was the golden marial age in Spain, and her Immaculate Conception was being fiercely debated. On one side as staunch defenders were the theologians who followed Duns Scotus, the Franciscans and the Spanish Universities of Salamanca, Madrid, Granada, among others. On the other side were the French Thomist theologians and, in particular, the University of the Sorbonne. In that climate of debate the work of Mother Mary of Agreda, which defends her Immaculate Conception, came under suspicion.

In 1681, the Holy Office censured the book, and on August 4 of the same year included it on the
Index of Forbidden Books. By the order of Blessed Innocence XI, however, the decree of condemnation was removed three months later after it was shown that a faulty French translation was at the basis for the censure.

But the incident had a negative influence on her cause of beatification, and since then repeated campaigns have been made against
The City of God. The Jansenists and Gallicans in the 18th century renewed the attack that the work was “excessive” in its devotion to Mary. Time and time again, the cause of Venerable Maria of Agreda was promoted, and then silenced.

In recent years, after the 400th anniversary of her birth in 2002, there have been renewed efforts by various Marian groups to move the beatification process forward. But another barrier stands in the way: the strong emphasis on Our Lady as Co-redemptrix and Co-mediatrix found in
The City of God is in variance with the ecumenical doctrines of Vatican II. Mary of Agreda, once again, is being set aside for promoting devotion to Our Lady.

Incorrupt body

Incorrupt body of Mary of Agreda 1

Her incorrupt body is displayed at the Convent Chapel

The holiness and admirable life of Mother Mary of Jesus has never been disputed. Within the walls of the Conceptionist Convent of Agreda we find a lively memory of the venerable Abbess. There we can see the eight books of The Mystical City of God, her cell with its two windows and the Franciscan habit she wore. But the most extraordinary sight for the admiring pilgrim is the incorrupt body of Venerable Mother Mary of Jesus.

In 1909 her casket was opened for the first time after her death in 1665. Her body was found to be completely incorrupt. A full report on the condition of the body was prepared by physicians and authorities. In 1989, another careful scientific investigation was made. Spanish physician Andreas Medina reported that the body was in the same state as it was described in the medical report from 1909. “We realized it had absolutely not deteriorated at all in the last 80 years.”

Below is a taste of the beautiful writings of Mary of Agreda on the Virgin Mary: 

She alone was to call Him Son, and She alone was to be called Mother, a Mother worthy of having an incarnate God for a Son. Now as all this far surpassed in dignity the whole creation, so did it also take the precedence in the mind of the supreme Creator. Hence He says : THE CONCEPTION 65 56. "Before He made anything from the beginning, I was set up from eternity and of old." We, in our present state, conceive this eternity of God as an interminable time. But what were the things "of old," since none had been created ? It is clear that the three Persons are here spoken of, namely, that She was foreseen from the eternal ages of the Divinity, by the Beings, which alone are ancient, namely, the indivisible Trinity (since all the rest, having a beginning, are recent), that She was fore seen when only the ancient Uncreated was, and before any ideals of the future creation were formed. Between these two extremes intervened the ideal of the hypostatic union which was to be verified ad extra through the in tervention of most holy Mary.

Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia. 

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Stop for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He wants you to do now and next. In this silence remember God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost - Three Divine Persons yet One God, has an ordered universe where you can know truth and falsehood as well as never forget that He wants you to have eternal happiness with Him as his son or daughter by grace. Make this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading anything here or anywhere else on the Internet.

Francis Notes:

- Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church in such a situation:

"[T]he Pope... WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)

Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."

- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?":

- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?":

 -  LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:

The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"

-  On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:

"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."

- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:

"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents."

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.

Election Notes:  

- Intel Cryptanalyst-Mathematician on Biden Steal: "212Million Registered Voters & 66.2% Voting,140.344 M Voted...Trump got 74 M, that leaves only 66.344 M for Biden" []

- Will US be Venezuela?: Ex-CIA Official told Epoch Times "Chávez started to Focus on [Smartmatic] Voting Machines to Ensure Victory as early as 2003":

- Tucker Carlson's Conservatism Inc. Biden Steal Betrayal is explained by “One of the Greatest Columns ever Written" according to Rush:
- A Hour which will Live in Infamy: 10:01pm November 3, 2020:
What is needed right now to save America from those who would destroy our God given rights is to pray at home or in church and if called to even go to outdoor prayer rallies in every town and city across the United States for God to pour out His grace on our country to save us from those who would use a Reichstag Fire-like incident to destroy our civil liberties. [Is the DC Capitol Incident Comparable to the Nazi Reichstag Fire Incident where the German People Lost their Civil Liberties?: and Epoch Times Show Crossroads on Capitol Incident: "Anitfa 'Agent Provocateurs'":

Pray an Our Father now for the grace to know God's Will and to do it.
Pray an Our Father now for America.
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


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