Bergoglio's pre-conclave remarks
The archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino was so impressed with the remarks Jorge Mario Bergoglio made before the conclave he asked him for a copy of them. Bergoglio gave Ortega a copy of his outline and soon after the conclave Francis gave Ortega permission to share this document publicly. The unofficial translation below is from Radio Vatican, Bergoglio's Intervention: A diagnosis of the problems in the Church. The original story was broken by the official magazine of the diocese of Havana, Palabra Nueva, Manuscrito entregado por el Cardenal Bergoglio al Cardenal Ortega. Images of the handwritten notes are from Palabra Nueva, Imagen del manuscrito entregado por el Cardenal Bergoglio al Cardenal Ortega.
Evangelizing implies Apostolic Zeal
1. - Evangelizing pre-supposes a desire in the Church to come out of herself. The Church is called to come out of herself and to go to the peripheries, not only geographically, but also the existential peripheries: the mystery of sin, of pain, of injustice, of ignorance and indifference to religion, of intellectual currents, and of all misery.
2. - When the Church does not come out of herself to evangelize, she becomes self-referential and then gets sick. (cf. The deformed woman of the Gospel). The evils that, over time, happen in ecclesial institutions have their root in self-referentiality and a kind of theological narcissism. In Revelation, Jesus says that he is at the door and knocks. Obviously, the text refers to his knocking from the outside in order to enter but I think about the times in which Jesus knocks from within so that we will let him come out. The self-referential Church keeps Jesus Christ within herself and does not let him out.
3. - When the Church is self-referential, inadvertently, she believes she has her own light; she ceases to be the mysterium lunae and gives way to that very serious evil, spiritual worldliness (which according to De Lubac, is the worst evil that can befall the Church). It lives to give glory only to one another.
Put simply, there are two images of the Church: Church which evangelizes and comes out of herself, the Dei Verbum religiose audiens et fidente proclamans; and the worldly Church, living within herself, of herself, for herself. This should shed light on the possible changes and reforms which must be done for the salvation of souls.
4. - Thinking of the next Pope: He must be a man who, from the contemplation and adoration of Jesus Christ, helps the Church to go out to the existential peripheries, that helps her to be the fruitful mother, who gains life from “the sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing.”
It would be a mistake for any traditionalist to conclude from these jottings that Francis intends only to cut the Church off from its mooring by his attack on self-referentiality (i.e. reference to the Church's foundational texts and teachings). No, based upon the evidence, Francis' 'madness' has a very clear, traceable trajectory. The intent is certainly not to let the Church blow any which way, but rather, to tie it to a counterfeit mooring.
Pope Francis' euphemistic language above has been translated to English. I will endeavor to translate it from euphemism to plainspeak below:
1. We Pharisees hate true Gospel evangelization, therefore we tell the Goy Catholics that to evangelize, the Church "must come out of itself." This statement implies a problem of shameful, sick Church ghettoization which must be remedied by 'coming out.' This is one way that we attack the integrity of Christian community and its evangelism. Simultaneously, we build higher the walls of the Judaic ghettos, from Brooklyn to [Counterfeit] Israel, and come out only for the purpose of moneymaking, buying off Goy representatives, hijacking Goy institutions, evangelizing our self-referential 'Noahide laws' and otherwise disrupting Goy community.
2. We self-refer to Talmud and Kabbalah but we forbid the Goy Catholics from any reference point of their own; only those supplied by us, primarily 'The Holocaust,' are permitted. 'Holocaust' referentiality is how we make the Church sick with shame and guilt. The 'Holocaust' referential Church is sick with shame of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (which we say caused 'The Holocaust'), keeps it hidden under a bushel and doesn't evangelize as the Gospel illustrates.
3. The Gospel (and doctrines and teachings derived from it) is the light which the Church has referred to and believed, to varying degrees, for 2000 years. When the Church is loosed from its Gospel foundation it gives way to that very serious evil, apostasy, which Christ and the Apostles most strenuously warned against. We replace this foundation with a crude counterfeit composite of De Lubac and 'The Holocaust,' etc. A Holocaust-referential Church gives glory to 'The Jews' and their myriad tales of suffering.
Put simply, there are two images of the Church, one which 'comes out' destroying the integrity of its teachings and community, an empty shell, good only for Noahide/Holocaust evangelization, in contrast to a Church which refers to Jesus Christ, His Gospel and His doctrines, teachings and sacraments, maintaining a strong Christ-referential community, evangelizing by welcoming others into the community of true Israel as equal members. The latter is threatening to our race-based, two-tiered Pharisaic ghetto protection racket and must be destroyed.
4. The next Pope must be a man who continues the work of drawing Pharisee-referential Noahidism and Holocaustolatry into the Church transforming it into an evangelical medium for we Pharisees. I, Jorge Bergoglio, humbly submit that I am the man for the job.
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