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The Grave Sin of Formal Schism by rejecting the Pope

Anyone who denies or rejects the authority of the Pope over the Catholic Church or who claims the Catholic Church to be in Doctrinal error is in effect calling Our Lord Jesus Christ a LIAR!  This is the Grave Sin of Formal Schism and results in latae sententiae EXCOMMUNICATION of the offender regardless of what moral conviction of conscience led him to that belief.  If we are Catholic then we SUPPORT POPE FRANCIS and trust him to lead our Church as the Vicar of Christ appointed by Jesus Himself!

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Source: The Grave Sin of Formal Schism by rejecting the Pope


Will Church Doctrine be Liberalized by ‘Progressive’ Bishops?


When Jesus Ascended to Heaven from the Mount of Olives, He left our Catholic Church in the capable hands of his Apostles and their successor Bishops and Popes. The authority was given to them to INTERPRET Church Doctrines NOT to Change the Basic Ground Rules of our Faith!


Some have suggested that the recent and upcoming Synods will have the effect of altering some of the basic tenets of our Faith such as the Indissoluble Nature of Sacramental Marriage or acceptance of clearly sinful behaviors such as Disordered Homosexual Relationships!

The fact is that to even SUGGEST such things would be effectively calling Jesus Christ A LIAR!

Jesus told Peter that he was the ROCK upon which the Catholic Church would secure its solid foundation and that indeed the Gates of Hell Would NEVER Prevail against the Church.  What Jesus was promising to all future generations was the INDEFECTIBILITY of our Faith until the end of time.  The Faith and the basic Doctrines are not open to debate or change – Doctrine DEFINES our Catholic Church and differentiates it from all other sects.  This is our Faith and we are PROUD to profess it in Christ Jesus.  Jesus made the rules – not any Synod or Progressive Bishops – and those basic Dogmatic Principles of the Catholic Faith BY DEFINITION can NEVER CHANGE!

So what can a Synod or a Church Council actually DO with regards to Church practices?  What CAN they CHANGE?

Well, on the issue of Sacramental Marriage, a change could be made to streamline the annulment process if a Marriage was deemed NOT VALID Sacramentally from the beginning.  This does NOT mean the willy nilly granting of annulments so that Catholics can divorce and re-marry AT WILL!  Nor does it mean they could receive the Holy Eucharist or ANY Sacrament of the Church while living in a state of Mortal Sinfulness!  The Church could just administratively make the process more clearly defined and maybe do a better job of catechesis and letting divorced Catholics know that they are still welcome at Mass even following a divorce.  Even those living in a sinful state are welcome to attend Mass and in fact they SHOULD still do so even if they are not Sacramentally eligible.  Jesus always has the power to work things out for these people, but one should NEVER close the door to Jesus’ intervention in their lives – even if we see an earthly situation as seemingly hopeless.   Never stop praying…

And we as a Church must also show the same welcoming attitude toward those who subscribe to a same-sex attraction.  Is it not just as sinful for two heterosexual people – a MAN and a WOMAN to co-habitate or to engage in disordered relations outside of Sacramental Marriage?  That sin is just as GRAVE as to practice homosexual sodomy.  But to have a TEMPTATION without actually engaging in a sinful action or without placing oneself in the OCCASION OF SIN – that is in fact no sin at all and such people are not restricted from Sacramental reception.  

So what are we saying here…

All are WELCOME…   All are WELCOME…  All are WELCOME  in this place…

ALL are welcome at Mass and in our Catholic Family…

ALL are welcome to accept Jesus’ grace of FORGIVENESS and MERCY…

“Go Now and Sin No More…”

There will always be those seeking to justify their sinfulness rather than trying to correct their behaviors.  Such people are the first to accuse the Church of RIGIDITY or lack of compassion for their ‘NEEDS’.  The Church will not and indeed CANNOT change to accommodate such individuals but we should always let them know that when they are ready – Jesus is always there in that tiny little room in the rear of the Church.  And his forgiveness is always there for them to humbly accept.  But the Church and its Doctrines are going nowhere and they are unchangeable.  There are always those who will choose to LEAVE THE CHURCH but the Catholic Church is Indefectible in its Faith and Morals and shall NEVER ABANDON US.

I will repost here an interview conducted by Raymond Arroyo on EWTN as a wrap-up of the recent Synod on the Family…

World Over - 2014-10-26 -Synod on the Family, Fr Gerald Murray Fr Robert Sirico with Raymond Arroyo


Our Catholic Church will NEVER Change her basic Dogmas in an effort to accommodate sin.  Jesus entrusted the Church and her leadership to the watchful guidance of the Holy Spirit and we must always trust in the governance of our Shepherds.  We can always have confidence in the spiritual integrity of our Faith.

Good Shepherd







Have you been reading all the articles lately in so-called ‘Respected Catholic Media Publications’ which tell us that the current Synod on the Family and our Holy Father Pope Francis are about to REVISE Catholic Doctrine in order to condone things like…




These are some of the recent headlines from just the past week…

Catholic media or Are They

‘The Remnant’ accuses Pope Francis of  “astonishing insults and denigration of… apostolic and ecclesiastical tradition.”

The same article has this description of the ongoing Synod on the Family…

“Let us call this Synod what it is: a secretive, manipulated, progressive-dominated cabal, led by septuagenarian and octogenarian diehards of the conciliar “renewal,” who are rushing to finish their “work”—so rudely interrupted by Pope Benedict—lest death release the Church from their clutches before they are quite done.”

John Henry Westen – Editor of Lifesite News

used his article to twist the comments of Pope Francis in an effort to DENIGRATE our Holy Pontiff and portray him as hostile to the Traditions of our Catholic Faith.

Even a renegade Catholic theologian named Kelly Bowring is getting into the act of ridiculing Our Holy Father in the form of a rudely inappropriate and disrespectful ‘OPEN LETTER’ in which he insinuates that Pope Francis may have intentions to alter Catholic Doctrines through ‘new pastoral concessions’.  

Dr. Kelly Bowring in the recent past has published a book… “The Great Battle Has Begun” which contained an


of the now CONDEMNED false seer and heretic Maria Divine Mercy.  

Mary McGovern Carberry a.k.a. MDM, runs a cyber-cult that is drawing hundreds of thousands of Catholics astray from their Faith!  

Bowring in his You Tube video questions whether Pope Francis is “the false prophet among us” and makes accusations against the Holy Father of apostasy and schism, and raises the possibility of an ‘invalid papacy’!

Kelly Bowring Open Letter to Pope Francis

Dr. Bowring claims that he is merely ‘Raising Questions’ regarding Pope Francis and whether he could in fact be the ‘false prophet’ of Revelation in league with the antichrist.  What Bowring is actually doing is expressing his obstinate doubt and lack of Holy Faith in the Authority of the Papacy in governance over the Church.  He is doubting the intrinsic AUTHORITY, INFALLIBILITY, and INDEFECTIBILITY of the Catholic Church.  To express that sort of doubt is nothing short of HERESY and SCHISM, which are the most serious of mortal sins against the Holy Spirit.

CCC 2089

“HERESY is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same”

“SCHISM is the refusal of submission to the Roman Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him.”

As Catholics we trust through Faith that the Holy Spirit will protect the Church and our Pope from Doctrinal Error.  This promise was given to us by Jesus Himself.  So to say that the Pope could ever alter the Doctrines of the Church or err in that regard is to accuse Jesus of being a liar!

Matthew 16:18
“And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and thegates of hell shall not prevail against it.”


Remnant headline against the pope

Is there indeed a HUGE CONSPIRACY against Pope Francis in an effort to incite schism among the Faithful and to discredit the Pope?

The Ruler has discovered some very questionable and dubious  connections between some of these journalistic and theological detractors against our Catholic Faith!



Whenever you see a questionable blog post or notice anyone on the internet who is critical of our Catholic Faith, the first thing to do is check out their Facebook friend list and ‘LIKES’.  Often it is very telling as to their motives and world-view!

For instance…  Here is what ‘The Ruler’ has discovered concerning the ‘CONNECTIONS’ of the editor of Lifesite News – a blog which is becoming notorious for its attacks against the Catholic Faith and our Holy Father!

Lifesite News Editor John-Henry Westen is friends on Facebook with an

MDM front group called StTherese Caregivers Mission

and also with another anti-papist editor at

‘The Remnant’ – Michael Matt 

who is also writing articles against the Synod and against the Pope!

fb friends

Westen  supports (likes on Facebook) the St. Therese Caregivers Mission which is a front for the MDM Cult!

FB connections

You can see by their avatar that the so-called ‘MISSION’ devoted to St. Therese is actually promoting an openly SCHISMATIC CYBER-SECT CULT which is promoting hostility towards Pope Francis and Catholic Faith!  But if you go to their website on the regular internet you will see that this group appears to be even more of a FRAUDULENT SCAM or certainly at least it is NOT a valid Catholic religious order!!!

The Title Header of the page seems innocent enough…

“St Therese of Little Flower’s Caregivers Mission in the Kingdom of God’s Divine Will…”

But scroll down the page a bit and you will notice the group is promoting Working from Home for extra income – still not anything too bad but look at the organization – or shall I say BUSINESS OPERATION – whom they are promoting…

SCREENSHOT from the site…

Work at Home scam st th caregvrs

Now follow the link on that page which takes you to a business front that has been affiliated with the allegedly questionable MLM network marketing group Melaleuca!  

And the Caregivers Mission has nothing to do with St. Therese either.  Rather it is the personal web blog of a self-proclaimed ‘spiritual director and business consultant’.   So it is an MLM business that is supporting the MDM CULT and the Editor of Life Site News ‘LIKES’ them on Facebook.  

It should also be noted that the MDM Cult’s primary motive appears to be the sale of overpriced books and religious paraphernalia at the expense of the Pope and Catholic Doctrines!!!

Melaleuca MLM scam


And Michael Matt from ‘The Remnant’ is not exactly acting saintly either with his support on Facebook of SSPX schismatics and also of a group which OPPOSES the beatification of Pope Paul VI !

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 It is NO ACCIDENT that all these heretical cults and schismatic journalists and discredited theologians are working together to undermine our Catholic Church and Pope Francis!  

They are, in fact, CREATING the very schism that they claim to be SOUNDING THE ALARM about in their yellow-journalistic anti-Catholic RAGS!!!

Bowring schism

It is indeed NOT the Synod or Pope Francis who are attempting to cause a schism in the Church. It is the sedevacantist journalists and bloggers and renegade theologians like Kelly Bowring who are inciting division within the Church!

To deny the indefectibility of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and to incite distrust and OUTRIGHT HATRED towards Our Holy Father Pope Francis – the very one appointed by Jesus Himself to retain governance over our Faith – is nothing short of the MORTAL SIN OF HERESY!

Publications such as Life Site News and The Remnant have clearly crossed the line and should no longer be considered Faithful Catholic Publications, any more so than the anti-Catholic secular news outlets such as CNN or the Washington Post!  The Ruler urges all Faithful Catholics to BOYCOTT all of these IMPIOUS DISSIDENT garbage wrappers and to instead listen to the voice of the WISE SHEPHERDS whom Jesus has appointed as leaders of the Catholic Church – our Holy Father Pope Francis and the Bishops of the Magisterium.

 1 John 4:6

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Our Church isn’t going to change ANY of its teachings or Doctrines as a result of the Synod. All this ‘controversy’ being hyped by renegade theologians and the liberal anti-Catholic media elite is nothing but a sinister conspiracy to incite hatred against Pope Francis and to cause schism and division among the Catholic Faithful! This conspiracy is being orchestrated by heretic organizations such as SSPX, sedevacantists, and the Maria Divine Mercy Cult! Our Catholic Church is indefectible and our Pope and Bishops are guided by the Holy Spirit. The gates of hell shall NEVER prevail against our Catholic Church and God will always protect our Church from Doctrinal errors as Jesus promised when he appointed Peter and his successors as the Rock and Foundation upon which the Church is grounded. For anyone to say the the Pope will fall into error or that the basic doctrines of the Church could be changed, is guilty of nothing short of HERESY! It ain’t going to happen PERIOD!!!! So Kelly Bowring, Life Site News, CNN and all the other anti-Papist critics can just shut their yaps!

Here at ‘The Ruler’ WE LOVE YOU POPE FRANCIS O:)

Pope holding dove