“But ‘Father’! But ‘Father!'”, some cringing papalatrous toadies are yammering

I saw this interesting factoid at Rorate Caeli (which Introit we have this week).

From the Diary of Saint Faustina Kowalska:

What is this?  A… synchronicity?  A coincidence pure and simple?  A foreshadowing?  A divine breadcrumb?

“But ‘Father’! But ‘Father!'”, some cringing papalatrous toadies  – you know who you are – will soon yammer with scare quotes, “What do you mean by that?  Are you saying that St. Faustina suffered on the very day of Jorge Bergoglio’s birth because of… in anticipation of… because… he would one day….  YOU HATE VATICAN II!”

I don’t know what this means.

I don’t know what the lightening strike of St. Peter’s dome meant on 11 February 2013.

I don’t know what the power outage at St. Peter’s meant the day the “Roach Clips” were approved, 18 November 2021, Feast of the Basilica’s Dedication.

I don’t know what the ill effects were from putting a demonic ritual object on the main of St. Peter’s on 27 October 2019.

I don’t know what… etc. etc. etc.

Individually, maybe they don’t mean anything.  Collectively… who knows?

In any event, I thank St. Faustina – belatedly – for offering her suffering for priests.   Of course the worst sort of suffering priests have is at the hands of other priests… of every level of authority, each nasty move being like the kiss of Judas.

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  2. monstrance says:

    As former Buckeye coach Jim Tressel once said – “everything affects everything”.

  3. Ipsitilla says:

    Speaking of weird observations, consider the phrase: “Within the Roche limit, the mass’ own gravity can no longer withstand the tidal forces, and the body disintegrates.”
    I used to think that was about physics and astronomy, not about what happens when a certain English bishop gets appointed to the Congregation for Divine Worship.

  4. ajf1984 says:

    Father, your final paragraph caught my eye, about thanking the dear Saint of Divine Mercy, belatedly, for offering her suffering for priests. It is a wonderful truth of the faith that in the Eternal Now of God, her offering, made in time, can be applied to all priests past, present, and future–and that our own offerings can also do the same, when united to Christ’s! I’m struck by this awesome fact, that some mortification we may undertake today could, in the mysterious designs of Providence, be applied to, say, a martyr of the 13th Century to help him remain resolute in the face of state-sponsored attacks on the Faith…or even to help ease, however infinitesimally, our Savior’s sufferings during His Passion. It’s remarkable!

  5. Philmont237 says:

    October 27, 2019 was also the day that Bakr al-Baghadi was killed, the end of the Islamic State Caliphate.

  6. Cornelius says:

    “cringing papalatrous toadies” – that is excellent, wonderfully descriptive! I must use that myself on occasion.

  7. JonPatrick says:

    There is considerable evidence that sometime in October 2019 was when the SARS-CoV-2 virus was released, either accidentally or otherwise, from the People’s Liberation Army run lab in Wuhan China thus beginning the pandemic which we have been enduring the last 2 years. The result of “gain of function” research i.e. let’s take a common cold virus and change it to make it more deadly, what could go wrong?

  8. bourgja says:

    My immediate reaction on hearing about the lightning at St. Peter’s Basilica was to recall the verse “I will strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered.”

  9. iPadre says:

    A very saintly friend of mine always used to say: “Not by prayer alone father, but by prayer and suffering.” We must offer all of our prayers and sufferings in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world for the good of the Church and salvation of souls.

  10. GregB says:

    Two other passages from the Diary of Saint Faustina Kowalska that speak to the current situation of the Church and the world are 445-446:
    445 When I came for adoration, an inner recollection took hold of me immediately, and I saw the Lord Jesus tied to a pillar, stripped of His clothes, and the scourging began immediately. I saw four men who took turns at striking the Lord with scourges. My heart almost stopped at the sight of these tortures. The Lord said to me, I suffer even greater pain than that which you see. And Jesus gave me to know for what sins He subjected Himself to the scourging: these are sins of impurity. Oh, how dreadful was Jesus’ moral suffering during the scourging! Then Jesus said to me, Look and see the human race in its present condition. In an instant, I saw horrible things: the executioners left Jesus, and other people started scourging Him; they seized the scourges and struck the Lord Mercilessly. These were priests, religious men and women, and high dignitaries of the Church, which surprised me greatly. There were lay people of all ages and walks of life. All vented their malice on the innocent Jesus. Seeing this, my heart fell as if into a mortal agony. And while the executioners had been scourging Him, Jesus had been silent and looking into the distance; but when those other souls I mentioned scourged Him, Jesus closed His eyes, and a soft but most painful moan escaped from His Heart. And Jesus gave me to know in detail the gravity of the malice of the ungrateful souls: You see, this is a torture greater than My death. Then my lips too fell silent, and I began to experience (186) the agony of death, and I felt that no one would comfort me or snatch me from that state but the One who had put me into it. Then the Lord said to me, I see the sincere pain of your heart which brought great solace to My Heart. See and take comfort.
    446 Then I saw the Lord Jesus nailed to the cross. When He had hung on it for a while, I saw a multitude of souls crucified like Him. Then I saw a second multitude of souls, and a third. The second multitude was not nailed to [their] crosses, but were holding them firmly in their hands. The third were neither nailed to [their] crosses nor holding them firmly in their hands, but were dragging [their]crosses
    behind them and were discontent. Jesus then said to me. Do you see these souls? Those who are like Me in the pain and contempt they suffer will be like Me also in glory. And those who resemble Me less in pain and contempt will also bear less resemblance to Me in glory.
    Among the crucified souls, the most numerous were those of the clergy. I also saw some crucified souls whom I knew, and this gave me great joy. Then Jesus said to me, In your meditation tomorrow, you shall think about what you have seen today. And immediately Jesus disappeared on me.

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