Some of the readers of this piece are not old enough to remember Flip Wilson’s comedic character, Geraldine. On the Flip Wilson show which aired in the 70’s, Geraldine would always use the same excuse for her behavior:
“The devil made me do it!”
Now, stories are emerging that Pope Francis knew about the bishops sexual abuse and even attempted to cover it up.
**My commentary will be indented.
Pope Francis has blamed The Vatican child abuse scandal on Satan, who he claims is working hard to undermine the Roman Catholic Church.
Now, let me get this straight. Satan is working hard to expose the sexual child abuse by bishops and other Vatican leaders? So if we follow that line of thinking, then none of us should have any consequences to our actions UNLESS the devil works hard to expose us, right? And then, we have the right to say “Satan exposed my sins!” Brethren, remember who the Bible calls the author confusion!
The Pontiff has once again deflected the Catholic church’s pedophilia problem onto the devil and had urged Catholics around the world to recite a specific prayer every day in October to try to beat him back.
So NOW the head of the Vatican is pleading with Catholics all over the world to say a prayer against Satan – essentially to shut Satan up about the pedophiles in the Catholic church. REALLY? Pope Francis is recruiting Catholics to be part of this insanity?
‘(The Church must be) saved from the attacks of the malign one, the great accuser and at the same time be made ever more aware of its guilt, its mistakes, and abuses committed in the present and the past,’ Francis said.
This is pretty slick. Francis continues to blame Satan for “revealing” the horrific and perverted offenses of the clergy; but throws in a bit about the guilt, mistakes (MISTAKES?) and abuses of said clergy. Does any of this make sense? Perhaps Francis could blame Satan for tempting these guilty pedophiles. But he blames the evil one for uncovering the SINS!
According to the DM: Since he was elected in 2013, Francis has made clear that he believes the devil to be authentic.
In a document in April on holiness in the modern world, Francis mentioned the devil numerous times.
Obviously, this news source is not Christian – so therefore they mock Francis for saying that the devil is real. What hit me square between the eyes about Francis reiterating that the devil is real – he almost NEVER mentions our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Mary, who Catholics believe is co-Redemptrix with Jesus is mentioned numerous times in Catholic masses.
‘We should not think of the devil as a myth, a representation, a symbol, a figure of speech or an idea. This mistake would lead us to let down our guard, to grow careless and end up more vulnerable,’ he wrote in the document.
Oh, the irony! Francis exclaims to the Catholic people that they truly need to believe in the devil. He should know him intimately – after all, he WORKS for him!
The Church has recently been hit by one sexual abuse scandal after another, from Germany, to the United States, to Chile.
At the same time, a deepening polarisation between conservatives and liberals in the Church has played out on social media.
Francis’ use of the term ‘the great accuser’ to describe Satan hit a raw nerve with one of the pope’s harshest conservative critics, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Vatican’s former ambassador to Washington.
In an 11-page statement published on August 26, Viganò launched an unprecedented broadside by a Church insider against the pope and a long list of Vatican and US Church officials.
He accused Francis of knowing about sexual misconduct by a former US cardinal with male adult seminarians but not doing anything about it.
Viganò, concluding that his former boss had singled him out as the devil in disguise, complained in his next statement that Francis ‘compared me to the great accuser, Satan, who sows scandal and division in the Church, though without ever uttering my name’.
On Sunday, a top Vatican official issued a scathing open letter accusing Viganò of mounting a ‘political frame job devoid of real foundation’ and contesting his accusations against the pope point by point.
Brethren, none of this surprises me. If you missed my article on homosexuals and pedophiles in the Catholic church – here is the link:
Francis is so convinced that Satan is ultimately to blame for both the sexual abuse scandals and the divisions within the Church that he has enlisted the aid of St Michael the Archangel.
Can you imagine the reaction of our Lord Jesus – knowing that His Warrior Archangel, Michael, who by the way is not a “saint” is being called upon to stop Satan from uncovering sin? BLASPHEMOUS.
Michael is mentioned several times in the Bible as the leader of the angels who ousted Lucifer, the fallen angel, from paradise.
Catholics are being asked to recite the rosary daily in October and conclude it with a prayer to St Michael that was said after Mass until 1964 but then fell into disuse.
The prayer reads: ‘St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defence against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.’
Michael is NOT a “saint” he is the Archangel and leader of the armies of God. And the definition of “saint” to Catholics is completely wrong. Catholics deem only those who have done so-called miracles to be named “saints” and then they make graven images of these people. We know that in the Bible, all of us who are born again are His saints!
Here is an article from neonettle.com from September. The title of the piece is sufficient for the reader to understand that Pope Francis is either possessed or completely out of his mind:
From neonettle,com (Sept 2018)
Title of article: “Pope Francis: Bishops Child Abuse Accusers are Allies of Satan”
Read article here
I would like to conclude this piece with an observation which I believe we should all be aware of.
We know that the Vatican is NOT the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ. They are a works based “cult” and the Bible clearly tells us that we are under the new Covenant of Grace.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
The corruption of many of the popes of the Vatican, would astound most Christians. I strongly advise the reader to take time and research the history of the popes.
Because the evil one is the father of lies and the author of confusion, it should not surprise us that Catholicism has been at the forefront of the Pro-Life movement since Roe Vs. Wade was passed in 1973. This somehow has given credence to that false institution because people will always bring up their involvement in Pro-Life.
Being Pro-Life is commendable and a wonderful thing. But it does not negate the fact that Catholicism is a cult.
I pray that more and more people will have their eyes opened by our Lord, and they will come out of the Catholic church and into the Love, grace and forgiveness of the Lord Jesus Christ.