and Jesus Christ is present.
Jorge Bergoglio, now "Pope" Francis, states in his newly-released book On Heaven and Earth that he happily allowed Protestant Pastors to pray over him at a huge Charismatic Conference. He further says he is baffled as to why anyone would find this objectionable. On Heaven and Earth is a joint production of "Cardinal" Jorge Bergoglio and Jewish Rabbi Abraham Skorka. It is a book of conversations between the two men first released in Spanish in 2010, and now published in English.
In this book we encounter "Cardinal" Bergoglio in his own words. On page 220 of the newly released On Heaven and Earth, Jorge Bergoglio states with pride that he knowingly permitted the joint blessing to take place. He says:
“The first time that the Evangelicals invited me to one of their meetings at Luna Park, the stadium was full. That day a Catholic priest [Father Cantalamessa] and an Evangelical Pastor spoke. They gave two talks each, interspersed with a break to eat some sandwiches at noon. At one point the Evangelical pastor asked that everyone pray for me and my ministry. He had asked me if I would accept that they would pray for me and I answered him that of course I would. When they prayed, the first thing that occurred to me was to kneel down, a very Catholic gesture, to receive their prayer and the blessing of the seven thousand people that were there. The next week, a magazine headline stated: ‘Buenos Aires, sede vacante. The Archbishop commits the sin of apostasy.’ For them, prayer together with others was apostasy. Even with an agnostic, with his doubt, we can look up together to find transcendence; each one praying according to his tradition. What’s the problem?”
~ "Archbishop" Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio, On Heaven and Earth, page 220
This was especially evident in this year’s Corpus Christi celebration in the Vatican. Corpus Christi is the Church’s great solemn commemoration of the institution of the Most Holy Eucharist by our Blessed Lord and a celebration of gratitude for His Real Presence. This year, not only did Francis not genuflect (which was expected) after the “consecration”, he did not even bow after the “consecration” of the bread — and offered a hanging head after the “consecration” of the wine.
After the service, the “Blessed Sacrament” was put into a monstrance and driven to an altar outside St. Mary Major, set up specifically for adoration and benediction. Francis, of course, did not even bother to get on the vehicle with the Monstrance but had someone else do it while he just showed up at St. Mary Major at the appropriate time. Then, for benediction at the outdoor altar, a comfortable kneeler was waiting for the “Pope” there, who decided not to use it — he simply remained standing while everyone else knelt in adoration (excepting his master of ceremonies). Here is the Vatican’s video of the May 26, 2016 ceremonies:
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Well, not exactly. Francis is quite able to kneel whenever he wants to. So, for example, he kneels before Protestants who offer him a “blessing.”
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He kneels to make a public spectacle of his “humility” by flaunting his going to confession in St. Peter’s and in the video we can see how quickly he can kneel on his own.
But our Lord will not be mocked:
“For it is written: As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” (Romans 14:11)
This is the only Chapel that offers the true Mass in the town of Hindang, Province of Leyte, Philippines. The Chapel is in need of many religious items. It will be a good way of helping the Mystical Body of Christ by donating something to this chapel especially for its coming Fiesta on June 13, 2017.