"I think that people have a far greater ability to sense seismic (psychic or spiritual) shifts than we often realize. Especially in the aggregate. Be on guard, people, and say your prayers. I suspect you're picking up on something that may be coalescing beyond the reach of your rational mind."For quite a long time, I have noticed people wondering if and when E. Michael Jones will ever share an opinion about the current pontificate of Pope Francis. Today, the fans of Dr. Jones no longer have to wait. His newest book is titled, Pope Francis In Context: Have the End Times Arrived In Buenos Aires? Not only does Jones deliver the careful research, surprising perspective, and thoughtful subject background that he is famously known for, but more than that Jones even shares a truly startling and alarming conclusion about the current state of the Catholic Church.
Under Bergoglio's tenure in his native land, the country's bishops went from defenders of Catholicism to diplomats and commissars who took the side of Christ-denying Jews. He quotes Antonio Caponnetto, who states:
"Rather than staking a claim for the social kingship of Christ, something offensive to their pluralist conception of society, the Argentine episcopate have accepted as completely natural the syncretism of religious pluralism, convinced that Catholicism is nothing more than one option among many."Argentina crumbled to the forces of the Freemason and Jewish cabal that has thrived since the Enlightenment.
A close look at Bergoglio's roots reveals a historical backdrop that compelled him towards an obsession with appearing modest, to the point that his behavior resembled "a grotesque pseudo-humility." He became a man who wanted to avoid confrontations, and a cleric who would happily build an affinity with Jews.
Jones' book details how Catholic institutions were opened up for Jewish celebrations and anniversaries, how Bergoglio wrote prologues for Talmudic rabbis, and these same rabbis would write prologues to his own books. He was a member of Zionist organizations, and was quite sloppy with how he handled marriage annulments.
A man who disdains Thomism, Pope Francis shows himself to not be any kind of a scholar, disdaining what he considers "intellectual decadence." After the collapse of Peronism, and at the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, Begoglio's "intellectual formation" was left neglected by his Jesuit mentors--to the detriment of us all.
Pope Francis in Context also examines the leadership style of Bergoglio when he served as spiritual adviser to the Peronist group, "Iron Guard," which tried to reconcile Marxist guerrillas and Peronist death squads. During Argentina's Dirty War, he was faced with ideological pressures that persuaded him to adopt an anti-philosophy approach to settling disputes, thus helping to explain his off-the-cuff, theatrical, authoritarian style of leadership.
The non-confrontational policies of Church clerics that we have lately been witnessing were ratified by Bergoglio's election into the papacy, vindicating the Church's enemies and emboldening them "to escalate the conflict to new levels of violence and blasphemy."
Beyond all of the fascinating insight that Jones provides throughout his well-researched and annotated book, there lies a surprise at the end. Jones actually shows himself to prefer Traditional Catholicism of a sort, though not of the American brand. Integral Catholicism is the preferred mode of thought towards the conclusion of the book, which was a surprise to me. For Jones, it has become clear that with the rejection of Aristotelian Thomism, the doors have been opened by Bergoglio for Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Marx, and others. The idea of defined dogma has disintegrated and is replaced with the "evolution of doctrine."
Jones even makes mention of the conspiracy of the Sankt Gallen Group and Cardinal Kasper's propgation of the concept of duel covenant theology:
"According to that theory, Christians could be saved by accepting Christ as Lord through baptism, but Jews could be saved by affirming the rejection of Christ that found its culmination in the Lord's crucifixion at their hands."Through the efforts of Jesuits, Jews, Peronists, and conspirators, the Church now has "a general who does not want to fight the culture wars," a man who will not defend the church's non-negotiable principles, a man who believes that truth is a matter of consensus, and that "philosophical arguments do not change anyone's life."
While it is possible God may reform Pope Francis' soul, returning him to the path of Christ, the outlook is quite bleak. And it is on this point that one of the most startling statements in the book is made:
"The cabal of cardinals and bishops and progressive clerics appear to be enchanted with what appears to be 'a new spring' in the Church. The Church returns to a predicament. It returns to be a 'valid reference' for the world. But this world is not just any old world. It is the world which rejected Christ and 'the abolition of man.' It is the world of the Antichrist. Any possibility of Francis returning to the path of Christ would require a miracle, the miracle of Francis' conversion. This miracle isn't impossible, because 'nothing is impossible with God.' Naturally speaking, however, the eclipse has already taken place. It's only possible to see a dying halo behind the opacity which is hiding it. In a terminal situation like this, it is possible that Christ Himself will assume the power of the keys."The academic, detail-oriented, anti-Traddie E. Michael Jones is giving us the worst prognosis for the Catholic Church and the state of affairs in the world. The Church is breathing Her death rattles, and it is likely that a terrifying, miraculous, cataclysmic, seismic Divine Intervention will shake the world like a blanket.
Jones acknowledges that there are "now two 'popes' in the Vatican," They are two bishops "dressed in white." One pope emeritus, and one who would rather be called "bishop of Rome." The older pope is regarded as a symbol of the Church of Philadelphia, while the newer pope is a symbol for our new age, the age of Laodicea. And so, we continue to be outgunned in the culture wars.
Pope Francis In Context is one of the most startling books of our time. It is, by far, not the longest work that E. Michael Jones has ever published. Yet, this book carries a lot of weight because of what it demonstrates. For what we have here with Jones is a deep intellectual who has always remained a skeptic of the usual suspects of American Catholic Traditionalism. And yet, even this skeptic of that brand has himself recognized an eclipse in the Church. His very words towards the end of the book elicit imagery from Catholic prophecy, even though Jones does not veer into those mystical quarters of Catholic thinking.
It is an eerie and sobering thought to realize that the rational and academic efforts of the most logical mind begin to resemble the most fantastical, spiritual, and most ridiculed narratives from the Catholic world. But nevertheless, Jones argues that the Church is at a terminal point of no return without the aid of Jesus Christ Himself.
Anyone familiar with the author--and everyone who is concerned about the current pontiff(s)--should read about this Argentinean backdrop that Jones has provided. The context of Bergoglio's background will enlighten you, while the implications for this world's future will astound you.