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A faithful Catholic calls out Francis wanting to change the Our Father

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When President John Kennedy exhorted the American people to choose the hard path towards winning the Space Race against the Russians, he very well may have been inspired by the Sacred Scriptures;

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

Indeed, the Holy Bible is replete with verses instructing us to rejoice in our suffering because rejecting temptation builds our faith and character.

A fine example would be the Epistle of St. James; 1:2;

My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations

But in the true “spirit of Vatican II” feel-good spirituality where the path to salvation is littered with sad examples of self-worship and the slightest whiff of unicorn farts, the South American militant socialist is doing his level best to prove that indeed, that the smoke of Satan has entered the Church.

As Pope Paul VI stated in a 1972 sermon on the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul (via the official Vatican website);

Riferendosi alla situazione della Chiesa di oggi, il Santo Padre afferma di avere la sensazione che «da qualche fessura sia entrato il fumo di Satana nel tempio di Dio.

Referring to the situation in the Church today, the Holy Father affirms to have the feeling that “the smoke of Satan entered the temple of God from some fissure.”

Now I come to find out that other than being the head cheerleader and pivot man for the Judas Iscariot Fan Club and Circle Jerk Society, the South American militant socialist wants to change the words of the Our Father to the more user-friendly French (of course) version.

As reported by Breitbart.com news, Francis was quoted;

“The French have changed the text with a translation that says ‘do not let me fall into temptation.’ I am the one who falls, but it isn’t He who throws me into temptation and then looks on to see how I fell. A father does not do this; a father helps us get up immediately.”

“The one who leads you into temptation is Satan,” he added, “that’s Satan’s role.”

 

Sadly, Francis seems to forget that it was The Third Person of the Blessed Trinity who led Christ into the wilderness to be tempted by you-know-who;

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil.

Anyhow, I decided to do a bit of digging into Bergoglio’s French translation to see if his proposal is faithful to the past 2,000 years of Catholicism.

Long story short – no. But to prove my point, let’s work our way back through history.

The first Catholic bible printed in English, the 16th century’s Douay-Rheims Bible, clearly states in The Holy Gospel of St. Matthew, 6:9;

And lead us not into temptation.

Pretty straightforward, but let’s take this a step further.

With his commission in 382 AD by Pope Damasus I, St. Jerome was the first to compile both the Old and New Testaments into a single book.

With the onset of various Italian regional dialects developing into the Italian language proper, good Saint Jerome had the presence of mind to translate his Biblia Sacra Vulgata from both the ancient Hebrew and Greek into what we know now as Liturgical Latin.

As the fourth century translation was penned;

et ne inducas nos in temptationem
and do not induct us in temptation

Again, we all know that the original Gospels weren’t written in English of the Middle-Ages or Liturgical Latin, but instead in the now-dead Koine Greek.

So what was the Koine Greek of the 1st century regarding the topic in question?

καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν
and do not bring us into trial

Even a historical step further, how was the Our Father itself spoken by Jesus, keeping in mind that it’s highly unlikely that He spoke to His Apostles in Classical Greek.

From the website The Aramaic New Testament, subtitled: Galilean Aramaic in the Context of Early Christianity,

Abba,
Father,
Yithqadash sh‘mak.
May thy name be holy.
Tethe malkuthak.
May thy kingdom come.
Teh’wey ra’uthak.
May thy will be done.
Pitthan d-çorak [2] hav lan yomden.
Give us today our needed bread.
w-Shbuq lan hobenan. [3]
And forgive us our debts / sins.
Hek ‘anan sh‘baqin l-haibenan.
As we forgive our debtors.
w-La ‘ul lan l-nisyon.
And lead us not into temptation.
Amen.

As seen in the video below, translating from the ancient Aramaic to the modern English, the spelling and accents (pronunciation, inflections and all) may have slight differences, but the actual translation remains the same:

O-la ta-allan l-nisyovna…
And not bring us into trail…

One thing I will say in defense of Francis… all churches at one point or another have to deal with a pretty lousy shepherd.

Hey, embrace your sufferings, right?

Wikileaks: Catholic paper slams the Francis-Soros ‘Unholy Alliance’

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Often the veritable crown of thorns affixed directly to the heads of the Establishment Vatican, the hard-core conservative Catholic Remnant Newspaper has opened fire with a salvo of Biblical proportions against the “unholy alliance” between Pope Francis and renown globalist George Soros (born György Schwartz). Continue reading Wikileaks: Catholic paper slams the Francis-Soros ‘Unholy Alliance’

#NotMyPope trends among conservative Catholics

The South American socialist's moral equivalency a contributing factor why #NotMyPope is trending. (Photo: Youtube screen capture)
The South American socialist’s moral equivalency a contributing factor why #NotMyPope is trending. (Photo: Youtube screen capture)

Enough is enough. #NotMyPope trending in Western Europe, America…

First came the disastrous “Spirit of Vatican II” which was suppose to “open the windows” of the Church to “allow a fresh breeze.” But in reality the floodgates of moral ambiguity, progressivism, and the worship of feelings were kicked wide open. Continue reading #NotMyPope trends among conservative Catholics

Francis slams Trump’s Christianity, ignores Obama’s infanticide

The U.S. flag and a crucifix are pictured in an illustrative photograph. Pope Benedict XVI in a talk to a group of visiting U.S. bishops Jan. 19 echoed the bishops in their concerns over extreme secularism and threats to religious freedom in America. (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier) (Jan. 19, 2012) See POPE-US Jan. 19, 2012.
The U.S. flag and a crucifix are pictured in an illustrative photograph. Pope Benedict XVI in a talk to a group of visiting U.S. bishops Jan. 19 echoed the bishops in their concerns over extreme secularism and threats to religious freedom in America. (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier) (Jan. 19, 2012) See POPE-US Jan. 19, 2012.

In a none too subtle swipe, Pope Francis has openly questioned the Christianity of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, as reported by Britain’s venerable BBC on Feb. 18, 2016. Finishing a six-day visit to Mexico, the South American Jesuit told the press “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges, is not Christian.”

For his part, Trump responded with, “For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith.” While campaigning ahead of the GOP South Carolina Presidential Primary, he also stated, “[The pope] said negative things about me. Because the Mexican government convinced him that Trump is not a good guy.”

Curiously, during a state visit last September between Francis and Barack Obama, there was nary a mention from Francis regarding Obama’s past opposition to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA) while he was an Illinois state senator early in his political career. In a 2008 report, LifeSiteNews.com noted, “Barack Obama, as a member of the Illinois State Senate, actively opposed a state version of the BAIPA during three successive regular legislative sessions.  His opposition to the state legislation continued into 2003 – even after NARAL [National Abortion Rights Action League] had withdrawn its initial opposition to the federal bill, and after the final federal bill had been enacted in August 2002.”

According to Douglas Johnson, NRLC [National Right to Life Committee] spokesman, “in 2003, Barack Obama, as chairman of an Illinois state Senate committee, voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion – even after the panel had amended the bill to contain verbatim language…” As cited, in 2000, the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA) was first introduced to the United States Congress. This was a two-paragraph bill intended to clarify that “any baby who is entirely expelled from his or her mother, and who shows any signs of life, is to be regarded as a legal ‘person’ for all federal law purposes, whether or not the baby was born during an attempted abortion.”

Testifying before the US Congress in 2000 was Jill Stanek, a nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, who saw firsthand what happened to children who survived the abortion procedure. “Stanek relates the story of how one night she saw a nurse bringing a baby to the soiled utility room to die, because the parents of the child did not want to hold it. The other nurse also did not have the time to hold the child. ‘When she told me what she was doing I couldn’t bear the thought of this suffering child dying alone,’ says Stanek. ‘And so I cradled and rocked him for the forty-five minutes that he lived.'”

Stanek also stated in her testimony to Congress that she also had previously appeared before an Illinois State Senate Committee, a Committee on which Barack Obama sat. “Barack Obama,” she says, “was unmoved, and actually opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.”

According to the official teaching of the Catholic Church regarding abortion is actually quite clear, especially concerning the the very basic right of being considered “a person”; “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”

Another part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church Francis may have missed was the quite unambiguous passage regarding immigration; “Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens.”