Pope genuflects to the world but won’t kneel before the Blessed Sacrament?

Pope genuflects to the world but won’t kneel before the Blessed Sacrament?

Christian Order, Editorial, November 2018 – Nihilists Old & New

As Christians worldwide are put to the legal sword for obeying the Ten Commandments, or censored and banished from cyberspace for daring to express and defend their beliefs and views, the remains of Christian civilisation are being finished off before our eyes at an astonishing rate — without a shot being fired.

To what purpose? Ultimately, godless transnational elites seek to establish an Orwellian fiefdom atop the ruins of social and moral breakdown. The greater the fear and chaos, the easier to consolidate control (e.g., the police state triggered by 9/11 via the Patriot Act). Since relentless propaganda is essential to this oligarchic end, weaponisation of mainstream media has been extended to the internet. Through control of both Big Tech itself — Amazon, Google/YouTube, Paypal, Twitter, Facebook et. al. — and increasingly the major web hosting companies who connect us to them, they have consolidated their unaccountable control of daily discourse and world events. The promotion of open borders is just one arm of the multi-pronged attack on Christian life and culture enabled by this monopoly on social communications.

Guiding the process, as ever, is the sinister hand of U.S. intelligence agencies. As a former Congressional Intelligence Committee staffer, Diane Roark, confirmed in 2014: “There is no content that is off limits.” When it comes to the personal data of everyone on earth, she said,

Their motto is “Collect it all,” as shown in the Snowden documents. And what they told me before I left was, “We’re going to own the web.” And they do. The Snowden documents have revealed they do.

Undaunted by FBI raids on her home, Roark bravely came forward to reveal National Security Agency secrets that threaten us all, while stressing to Americans in particular that “given that it’s domestic surveillance, the primary user is the FBI, not NSA.” The Stasi itself could only dream of such embedded tyranny.

If the relentless gains of this multi-layered totalitarian juggernaut and its nihilistic PC creed seemed unstoppable before the election of Francis, since that fateful day even our paternal protection has been stripped away. A pontiff who genuflects to the world but will not kneel before the Blessed Sacrament is not a father of Catholic souls but a figurehead for worldlings. Clearly, whatever the hidden history of his rise to power — how and by whom he has really come about — Jorge Bergoglio is one of them.

That much, at least, is beyond dispute. The growing storm over his long history of protecting sexual predators, brought to a head by Archbishop Viganò, changes nothing. Despite huffy headlines, the press have not suddenly turned on their Pope. Why would they when he promotes their anti-Catholic agenda? Not least by his refusal to plainly and simply acknowledge and denounce the homosexual nature of clerical sex abuse; a non-response tailored to the ongoing homosexualisation of life and culture: the nihilist lynchpin of globalism. “Homosexualisation of the media, the homosexual mafia … controls virtually everything that you read, everything that you see, everything that you hear,” American radio host Michael Savage noted a dozen years ago.

Humanly speaking, therefore, we are up against the wall. Yet it was ever thus. As G. K. Chesterton reminds us in the following extracts from his stirring ballad, our dark predicament, though uniquely horrific in its stealthy way, is the perennial and blessed lot of Christians. Introducing his work, he explained that:

The cult of [King] Alfred was a popular cult, from the darkness of the ninth century to the deepening twilight of the twentieth. […] Alfred has come down to us in the best way (that is, by national legends) solely for the same reason as Arthur and Roland and the other giants of that darkness, because he fought for the Christian civilisation against the heathen nihilism.

Like locusts of the Apocalypse [Rev. 9:1-5], a plague of virile nihilists descended on our Catholic ancestors to devour them and eradicate their Triune God. They failed. Today, new barbarians — effete nihilists soaked in sodomitic vice — are in the ascendancy and waging war by other means; conspiring corporately to the same apocalyptic end. Once more the Church Militant is under siege. And once again — armed with the Holy Rosary; united with the ranks of the Church Triumphant and Church Suffering — we will overcome; the Faith will endure. Always.  Source  (all emphases in original.)


I sometimes receive emails with photos of Pope Francis standing instead of kneeling during Mass. Seeing the matter raised again in the above (excellent) Christian Order editorial, I donned my Miss Marple hat and launched an investigation.

The first video clip below suggests that the pontiff has a real problem, possibly due to arthritis, requiring help to get down and then up again, while the second clip shows him kneeling with relative ease at a confessional.  However, he can lean forward to get himself down and be supported at the confessional as he rises again – so is it fair to suggest that he is refusing to kneel before the Blessed Sacrament – implying malice?   Any arthritis sufferer who struggles to bend the knee will tell you that it is extremely difficult to kneel without assistance, so I’m not so sure. I’m inclined to think that, in this matter, albeit in very few others, Pope Francis should be given the benefit of the doubt. What do you think?

However, it’s not that simple.  Surely, it can’t be beyond the bounds of the imagination and resources of the Vatican to construct a kneeler to be placed at the altar, so that the Pope can kneel with relative ease, as he is filmed so doing at the confessional?  Or am I being “rigid”?

Share your thoughts on the issue of the Pope’s apparent problem with kneeling at Mass, and the other important matters raised in the above Christian Order editorial… 

Comments (12)

  • Dano

    The confessional video is from March 2014, I would suggest the Mass video is much more recent. I also note a tremble in his right hand, when being helped to his feet, like the onset of Parkinson’s Let’s pray this is not the case.

    January 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm
    • editor


      I’m not 100% sure of my ground here, but I have a vague memory that concerns were being raised about the kneeling issue soon after Pope Francis’ election in 2013.

      I certainly agree that we should pray for the grace to accept whatever illness or disability comes to us – and so for any apparent symptoms perhaps exhibited by Pope Francis in the timeless spirit of “Thy will be done”. Much easier, I have to add quickly, said than done.

      January 17, 2019 at 6:44 pm
  • RCAVictor

    I agree completely that Pope Francis is “one of them.” He is a parrot for the perverted, depraved, Satanic globalist agenda, but his role is to be a parrot who attempts – and utterly fails – to translate that agenda into pseudo-Catholic language so that the faithful will buy into it (as many of the useful idiots and papolatrists have). As further proof of this, Rod could have mentioned the Freemasons thanking Francis for his Christmas message:


    As for Francis’ failure to genuflect, which seems to be intermittent, I can only note that occasionally one of our Traditional Masses is said by a 90-year old Franciscan, who requires help ascending and descending the Altar, but who manages to partially genuflect, without help, despite his age and obvious lack of pliable joints.

    So I think Miss Marple should investigate whether Francis does indeed have arthritis, or some other physical disability, which impairs his ability to genuflect.

    January 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      WOW! Reading those Christmas wishes to the Freemasons, my uppermost thought was: how on EARTH did Our Lord not think of that? Why not exhort/instruct His apostles to pursue “fraternity” (not to mention equality and diversity) instead of conversion, as his last recorded words in this world testify?

      About the arthritis, issue, I asked Miss Marple and she said that, given his age, and the fact that he IS obviously unsteady on his feet (he has fallen over more than once – something with which she sympathises because SHE is prone to falling over, silly woman) it seems only fair to assume that he genuinely struggles with getting up and down in genuflections.

      As you suggest, he could, possibly, partially genuflect – so that might be something for his advisers to suggest OR placing a specially adjusted kneeler at the altar to be wheeled in before the Consecration.

      January 17, 2019 at 6:51 pm
      • Vianney


        Miss Marple’s falling over might have something to do with the bottle of sherry she keeps hidden at the back of the kitchen press.

        January 17, 2019 at 11:41 pm
      • editor


        How did you find out? I have to admit, she’s getting more and more careless – not sure why but she did send us a clue…

        January 19, 2019 at 12:14 am
  • Fidelis

    I have no problem accepting that Pope Francis has physical problems kneeling, but if he can kneel to wash the feet of Muslims, then he can use the same system to kneel at the Consecration, surely?

    Loved the quote from Chesterton in the Christian Order editorial.

    January 17, 2019 at 5:10 pm
    • editor


      Good point about the Maundy Thursday washing of the feet – he does get down for that, although (no doubt) helped up and down.

      Still, the same principle applies. If washing the feet of Muslims is considered so important that the pontiff makes arrangements to have help to kneel and rise, how much more so at the Consecration during Mass?

      It’s a no brainer. And I can say that for obvious reasons… 😀

      January 17, 2019 at 6:53 pm
    • Michaela


      I totally agree. He should be making whatever arrangements he can to kneel at Mass, because the washing of the feet is not nearly as important.

      January 17, 2019 at 10:42 pm
  • Michaela

    That’s a great Christian Order editorial. No surprise there!

    I was pleasantly surprised to see the first video where the Pope is telling the MC that he wants to kneel for the Credo, et in Carnatus Est. I’ve seen so many sites where it’s claimed that the pope refuses to kneel during Mass, so this is a very welcome piece of news, and two good videos to show the truth of the matter.

    He IS a terrible pope, all in all, so it’s a relief to know that he’s innocent of this charge anyway, if nothing else.

    January 17, 2019 at 10:40 pm
  • Steve

    Please remove my email address from the offensive drivel that you write. You should be ashamed of yourself. Stephen
    Sent from my iPad

    Editor: that’s going to be really difficult, since you’re not on our newsletter email list – if you clicked to follow this blog, then you need to handle that yourself since it’s got nothing to do with me – WordPress emails you not moi, so I suppose you unsubscribe. To make sure WE are not troubled by your cheek, I’ve blacklisted you from the blog. Hope this all helps you as it is helping me 😀

    January 18, 2019 at 7:24 am
  • Nicky

    If Pope Francis can kneel to wash the feet of Muslims and prisoners, he can kneel at Mass.

    January 18, 2019 at 9:56 pm

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