PopeWatch: Fruits

[16] By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [17] Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. [18] A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. [19] Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. [20] Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.

Matthew 7:  16-19

Pope Francis has been Pope for six years.  The fruits of his pontificate:  division, demoralization and disaster.  Catholic Culture gives us fresh news on the disaster front:

More than one-third of American Catholics have considered leaving the Church in the wake of the latest abuse scandals, according to a new Gallup poll.

The Gallup poll found that 37% of Catholics were questioning their commitment—a substantial increase over the 22% who were questioning their faith in 2002, when the sex-abuse scandal first erupted nationwide.

Not surprisingly, the numbers of those who said that they might leave the Church were highest among Catholics who did not attend Mass regularly. But even among those who attended Mass every week, 22% reported that they were questioning their faith. (In 2002 that figure was 12%.)

Go here to read the rest.  Pope Francis preens himself that he is the Pope of the mercy of God.  It is far more likely that he is the Pope sent to us by the wrath of God.


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  1. Made in China.

    The fruits from the secret deal is an increase of pain and suffering.

    Cardinal Zen: Yeah. Now, we make our conjectures, we try to guess, because some details leaked out. So, we know about what they call the ‘democratic election,’ they say. But that is fake. There is no election at all. The second step is the appointment by the bishops’ conference. But that is fake, again. Because there is no bishops’ conference at all. It’s the government.


    Gods wrath indeed.

  2. Ah, the Francis effect. I haven’t heard about it since it became clear what the true meaning of those words actually were. The discord and division are much worse than the poll reflects as there are lots of Catholics who will never leave Jesus because of Judas, but they sure as heck aren’t pleased with Judas. Also, how many people aren’t willing to consider entering a Church whose visible head is that fraud?

  3. I would like to propose another way to look at this pontificate. Under the reign of Pope Francis, the TRUE state of the Church has been revealed. You cannot attack a cancer until it’s exposed, until it’s diagnosed. There’s nothing present in the Church today that wasn’t there before Pope Francis, but now it’s out in the open. The fact that the Pope himself seems to be part of the cancerous growth is incidental. Please Lord, let the healing begin!

  4. I wonder at the subtlety of Satan in trying to tempt us into sin concerning our Church today and how we feel about the Vicar of Christ. Is the Pope really so confusing in his utterances or are we just not hearing him correctly? Are we a bit too bias for the pre-Vatican days to give the Novus Ordo and all it’s trappings the benefit of the doubt? Are the very Church leaders we listen to who seem orthodox to us really concerned with shepherding their people when they seem to defy what the Pope says or does or is it just a power play on their part? Lastly, is the Pope actually a heretic/anti-pope/progressive or are we being led by the nose by Satan away from the Vicar of Christ because of our own deep seated self-righteousness that makes us believe we are more right than the Church?

    I believe I am on the Orthodox side of things in the Church but…I still have that nagging suspicion of being messed with by Satan making me think I’m right and the Pope is wrong.

    Pray for the Church

  5. The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the altar is all any one needs. Religion is man’s relationship with “their Creator”, God. Religion is a private and intimate relationship with God, in thought, word and deed in peaceable assembly. Every man will pay for his own sins,
    I believe that the Pope’s orchestrated shenanigans are to distract from the crimes. If the Pope does not know that God sees and knows all, then the Pope is in possession of a lie, or maybe the lie is in possession of the Pope.
    Man is the glory of God. Our Blessed Mother, Mary, is the glory of man.

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