Jorge Bergoglio’s utter disdain for Catholicism — the religion he pretends to head — is well-known, although he usually hides it behind a veneer of holiness, such as when he humiliated the Papacy this past Saturday by publicly using a portable toilet during his trip to Milan.
But every so often, his contempt for religion is aimed directly at God Himself. For instance, in a 2010 book he co-authored as “Cardinal” Bergoglio, Francis cracked a joke about the Crucifixion of our Blessed Lord. You can read about it here:
As of March 17, we can add a new item to the list of Bergoglian blasphemies. Dr. Emilce Cuda, the first woman to receive a doctorate in theology from the so-called Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, had an audience with Mr. Bergoglio on this day. Crux published a report on the meeting, which includes these lines:
She says Francis urged them to do theological ethics with a “hermeneutic of unity in difference,” an idea that the network has already embraced before his election. It’s a theme that recurs in the pope’s intellectual passions: creating processes in which the Holy Spirit forges new synthesis out of disparities and disagreements.
In the meeting, the pope jokingly likened this to the way the Holy Trinity functions. “Inside the Holy Trinity they’re all arguing behind closed doors,” Cuda says Francis told them, “but on the outside they give the picture of unity.”
This blasphemy hardly needs commenting. For those who may dismiss this as “not a big deal”, you had better read up on and meditate on the Infinite Majesty of God. The Second Commandment — given right after the prohibition against idolatry — forbids even so much as taking God’s name in vain, i.e. using it carelessly: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord his God in vain” (Ex 20:7). How much more terrible is the direct insulting of God as a Trinity of Persons that merely pretend to be unified and are not!
The blasphemy in this is one aspect, but there is another one too: the implications for dogma. Such a statement attacks God’s infinite Perfection, the perfect harmony of His Will, His infinite goodness, etc. In short, the “joke” also implies a number of heresies.
The point is made; there is no need to dwell on this further, and we will close with these holy words of our Blessed Lord: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Lk 6:45).