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Why is Abp. Viganò in hiding & others are not? Is it possible Bp. Strickland & Bp. Schneider are becoming useful idiots of Francis's "Mathematics Of Mottramism"?

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Pope Francis during his weekly audience, April 12, 2023.Screenshot/YouTube

The Mathematics Of Mottramism

Pope Francis and the sophistry of saying that for God, 2 + 2 can equal 5...
...A triangle with four sides. 2+2 = 5. What is at stake here? Cardinal Caffara again... ...That is the core of the matter here. As the cardinal says,

“These are matters of a disturbing gravity. It would elevate private judgment to the ultimate criterion of moral truth. Never say to a person: ‘Always follow your conscience’, without adding immediately and always: ‘Love and seek the truth about the good.’ You would be putting into his hands the weapon most destructive of his own humanity.” Rod Dreher [https://www.theamericanconservative.com/mathematics-of-mottramism/]

According to Anthony Stine, a new joint statement has appeared, issued by Bishops Strickland and Schneider together.  What it says is, perhaps, less instructive than its very existence.  Why is Archbishop Vigano in hiding, when they do not have to be?  Why is McCarrick's nemesis considered a mortal threat by the Bergoglian autocracy, whereas sidelining is seen as sufficient for others?


Orthodoxy doesn't matter to the Argentinian-in-white, as long as the way in which it is served up poses no intrinsic challenge to his raw ecclesial power.  Indeed, his own utterances can coincide with it, when that contingency happens to serve his party's purposes.  In fact, when orthodoxy can be so harnessed, the more of it, the better!  That is why Archbishop Vigano's character is intolerable to the St. Gallenites, while others become useful idiots.  Archbishop Vigano is leading people to reject being abused, while Bishops Strickland and Schneider are modeling how to become--literally or figuratively, sexually or ideologically--the McCarrick-type predators' ideal prey.  Why?

Bishops Strickland and Schneider have acquiesced--prior to, and as a condition of, being permitted to state anything else, howsoever beautiful or theologically refulgent their remaining message may be--to the fundamentally non-Catholic principle animating this pontificate; namely, that to obey God may be reduced to submitting to those who are charged with representing Him, the representative's own foundationally required and essentially more profound submission notwithstanding.  Their rank brand of cowering Mottramism situates them within the mentality not of the martyrs and confessors, but of those in the docks at the Nuremburg Trials who admitted to flipping the switches that released the Zyklon-B yet simultaneously  shrugged their shoulders, stating, "I was always told that the responsibility rested in Berlin."

This attitude is the polar opposite--indeed, the photographic negative--of the authentic sense in which a Catholic's responsibility rests in Rome.  Submission of intellect and will cannot involve the denial of that which is rational nor the choosing of that which is wrong.  An authority figure who attempts to compel such capitulation, as Bergoglio has consistently done and occasionally accomplished, subverts the very reason that all forms of hierarchy are established here on earth.  Archbishop Vigano bears witness to this truth, while Bishops Strickland and Schneider dogmatically refrain, no matter how many ways in which the term "heroic" may be applied to them otherwise.

The excess cannot be corrected by the defect.  In this day and age, when "conscience" is corruptly invoked to justify all manner of mortal sin, only an authentically Catholic restoration of its true essence can provide hope and a way forward.  Instead, on top of everything else, we are made to endure the spectacle of otherwise sound men like  Bishops Strickland and Schneider behaving as though they are bereft of any consciences of their own.  

They are not, and neither are we.  

Note: This piece is by a Catholic Monitor contributor.

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.”
[https://archive.org/stream/SilveiraImplicationsOfNewMissaeAndHereticPopes/Silveira%20Implications%20of%20New%20Missae%20and%20Heretic%20Popes_djvu.txt]

– “If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?”: http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html

– “Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?”: http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html

– If Francis betrays Benedict XVI & the”Roman Rite Communities” like he betrayed the Chinese Catholics we must respond like St. Athanasius, the Saintly English Bishop Robert Grosseteste & “Eminent Canonists and Theologians” by “Resist[ing]” him: https://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2021/12/if-francis-betrays-benedict-xvi.html 

 –  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” [http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/intel-cryptanalyst-mathematician-on.html?m=1]

– 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”: http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/will-us-be-venezuela-ex-cia-official.html

– Tucker Carlson’s Conservatism Inc. Biden Steal Betrayal is explained by “One of the Greatest Columns ever Written” according to Rush: http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2021/01/tucker-carlsons-conservatism-inc-biden.html?m=1

– A Hour which will Live in Infamy: 10:01pm November 3, 2020:
http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2021/01/a-hour-which-will-live-in-infamy-1001pm.html?m=1

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?http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2021/01/is-dc-capital-incident-comparable-to.html?m=1 and Epoch Times Show Crossroads on Capitol Incident: “Anitfa ‘Agent Provocateurs‘”:
http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2021/01/epoch-times-show-crossroads-on-capital.html?m=1

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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