It is now clear to me, and I feel it morally incumbent upon me given my position to publicly state that I believe Jorge Bergoglio, “Francis” to be an Antipope, never having been canonically elected, and that Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI is still the Roman Pontiff.
The sheer quantity of evidence, and the diversity of the confluent evidence sets, is now so utterly overwhelming that I believe that a person, fully informed of the dataset, would have to engage in the willful suspension of disbelief to continue to acknowledge Bergoglio as Roman Pontiff.
I will structure this essay in terms of time. We will begin with prophecy. Next we will address the “resignation” of Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger in light of what I will refer to as the “Gänswein Thesis”. Next we will address the “election” of Bergoglio in light of the publicly confessed malfeasance of the so-called “St. Gallen Mafia”. Next we will look at a brief, incomplete list of Antipope Bergoglio’s heresies, blasphemies and antichristological actions. Finally, we will discuss what exactly this means, both for The Church as a whole, and for me personally, in the hopes that others can be, if not edified, then at least informed by my personal experience.
Prophecies are given to us by God the Holy Ghost to help us in extraordinary times and circumstances. God is not trying to trick us or hide from us. It is quite the opposite, in fact. God in His infinite mercy, knowing that we would bring this ecclesial and social catastrophe upon ourselves, warned us of what would befall us, and left a “trail of breadcrumbs” for us to follow, by sending prophets and even His own Mother, appearing and warning us of events to come should we refuse to turn back to God. We are now living in those days.
St. Francis of Assisi
Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.
The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death.
Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.
There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God.
Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.
Those who preserve their fervour and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head [Jesus Christ], these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish [physically] rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.
Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.
Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi, [London: R. Washbourne, 1882], pp. 248-250
Please note that St. Francis specifically warns that those who remain faithful to Jesus Christ and His Holy Church and refuse to follow the man “not canonically elected, raised to the Pontificate” will be accused of being “rebels and schismatics“. As this essay and my position works its way through the internet in the coming days and weeks, be sure to note that I will be accused of being, and denounced as, a schismatic. I know this will happen, and therefore have no fear or anxiety about it.
Next, Cardinal Manning:
“The apostasy of the city of Rome from the vicar of Christ and its destruction by Antichrist may be thoughts very new to many Catholics, that I think it well to recite the text of theologians of greatest repute. First Malvenda, who writes expressly on the subject, states as the opinion of Ribera, Gaspar Melus, Biegas, Suarrez, Bellarmine and Bosius that Rome shall apostatize from the Faith, drive away the Vicar of Christ and return to its ancient paganism. …Then the Church shall be scattered, driven into the wilderness, and shall be for a time, as it was in the beginning, invisible; hidden in catacombs, in dens, in mountains, in lurking places; for a time it shall be swept, as it were from the face of the earth. Such is the universal testimony of the Fathers of the early Church.”
– Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, The Present Crisis of the Holy See, 1861, London: Burns and Lambert, pp. 88-90)
Pope Pius XII:
“I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a Divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul. … I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the true Faith of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past.”
“A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God.”
Now, Our Lord’s mother herself.
Our Lady of La Salette:
“Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of Antichrist.”
Our Lady of Fatima:
“Satan rules even in the highest positions and determines the direction of things. He will succeed in worming his way even into the highest summits of the Church…”
“But this will be a time of great trials for the Church. Cardinals will oppose cardinals. Bishops will oppose bishops. Satan will walk in their ranks. In Rome, there will be great changes. What is rotten will fall and what will fall will never rise again. Darkness will envelope the Church and the world will be thrown into a panic.”
I will stop there simply for the sake of brevity, but even the most cursory investigation into prophecies reveals a common, overarching theme: Mass apostasy – FROM THE TOP DOWN.
Clearly, we are seeing the fulfillment of these prophecies. To deny this is to deny obvious, objective reality.
The “Resignation” of Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger
On 11 February, ARSH 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would resign the papacy effective 28 February ARSH 2013 at 8:00pm Rome time. After his “resignation”, Ratzinger still wore the papal white cassock, still referred to himself as “Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI”, and continued to live in the Vatican.
On 20 May, ARSH 2016, Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger’s personal secretary and confidant Archbishop Georg Gänswein delivered a speech at the Gregorian University in Rome in which he described in detail Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger’s views on his status as pope. Gänswein stated openly that Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger considers himself still to be a participant in the Petrine Ministry, which by his “resignation” he “expanded”, with his role being “contemplative”, while his successor’s role is “active”. He further stated that Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger believes that his resignation was “quite different” to that of Pope Celestine V, and that it is specifically for this reason that Pope Benedict XVI did NOT revert to his given name and continues to wear the papal white cassock while living inside the Vatican Walls.
They key here lies in Canon Law, specifically Canon 188.
A resignation made out of grave fear that is inflicted unjustly or out of malice, substantial error, or simony is invalid by the law itself.
They key here is the up-until-now almost incomprehensible and ignored provision for “substantial error”. What could that possibly mean? Up until now, it was speculated that if a pope were to resign thinking erroneously, for example, that he were OBLIGED to resign at a certain age, or some such, that this was what was being referenced. But to think that a pope could be so ignorant is ridiculous, indeed. No. We now know what “substantial error” is. Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger made a “substantial error” in believing that the papacy could be “expanded” – in this case, bifurcated into a diarchy. Pope Benedict XVI submitted an invalid resignation not because he was coerced, but because he mistakenly believed and continues to believe that he could at once resign, thus allowing for the election of a successor, and yet still remain a Pope – note the use not of the definite article “the”, but of the indefinite article “a”. This is SUBSTANTIAL ERROR if ever, ever there were so, and thus, according to Canon 188, Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger’s resignation of 28 February ARSH 2013 was “invalid by the law itself”, and thus, he remains the one and only Roman Pontiff, whether or not he believes it or likes it.
As a corollary to this, it might be argued that since Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger has publicly acknowledged Bergoglio as Pope, that Ratzinger has himself promulgated schism by acknowledging a man he knows to be an antipope as pope. My response to this is that Ratzinger truly believes his SUBSTANTIAL ERROR. Ratzinger truly believes – wrongly – that BOTH he and Bergoglio are “participants in the Petrine ministry”, and thus that he does NOT think that he is schisming the Church.
At this point, let me make it clear that I am in no way trying to paint Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger as blameless or “the good guy” in all of this – his error and his actions have been catastrophic and have led directly to countless souls being scandalized unto damnation by Antipope Bergoglio. Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger’s ontology is CLEARLY warped, and in retrospect, we should not be altogether shocked by this given his activities and associations during the mid-20th century, specifically during the failed Second Vatican Council, and his lifelong defense of that clearly failed council. However, he was validly elected Pope, and, according to Canon 188, having submitted a resignation made out of “substantial error”, still is the one and only Roman Pontiff, and I do not believe that it was his malicious, malevolent intention to schism the Church, or to consciously promulgate an antipope. I think that Joseph Ratzinger simply made one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the Church. And he will answer for it.
I further anticipate that in the days and weeks following the publishing of this piece, that I will be called a “sedevacantist”. If and when you see this, take it as certain proof that the person in question either did not read this essay, or is dishonest. I clearly do NOT believe the See of Peter is vacant. I believe that Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger is still the Roman Pontiff, and will be until he either dies, or VALIDLY resigns.
The “Election” of Bergoglio
The trail of breadcrumbs continues as we look at the conclave and “election” of Bergoglio in March of ARSH 2013. In September of ARSH 2015, Cardinal Daneels, a notorious Belgian pro-sodomite and protector of incestuous pedophiles, who is one of Bergoglio’s top lieutenants, openly, proudly revealed the existence of a “mafia” – his term – which calls itself the St. Gallen Mafia. It is a group of Cardinals whose agenda was the opposition of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI. Daneels happily admitted that this St. Gallen Mafia openly electioneered and campaigned outside of the conclave for Jorge Bergoglio to be installed as “pope”, and that once installed that Bergoglio would then radically and permanently transform the Church.
This is an excommunicable offense, according to none other than Pope John Paul II’s document Universi Dominici Gregis. While this alone does not appear to invalidate an election, in combination with the other evidence streams, it adds to the overall dataset indicating that something is terribly, terribly wrong, and that a satanic corruption is present at the very, very highest levels of the Vatican, and is especially concentrated around the very person of Jorge Bergoglio.
Bergoglio’s Litany of Heresies
In the interest of brevity, I will refer you to DenzingerBergoglio.com , who are now up to 134 articles on statements made by Bergoglio that savor of heresy – and this compendium is woefully incomplete. But, let us look at just a few, and ask ourselves, “Whose voice do I hear? Is it the voice of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, or is it the voice of the serpent?”
When Bergoglio says that souls that do not achieve the Beatific Vision are annihilated, I do NOT hear the voice of Jesus Christ. I hear the voice of satan.
When Bergoglio says that “the Spirit” is telling him that the words of Jesus Christ are void, and that to adhere to the words of Christ Almighty is “resisting the Spirit” – that is, the Second and Third Persons of the Triune Godhead are in opposition to each other, I do not hear the voice of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd. I hear the voice of a blasphemer.
When Bergoglio says that the Blessed Virgin Mary perhaps, while standing at the foot of The Cross, accused God of deceiving her, I hear not the voice of Jesus Christ the Good shepherd, I hear the voice of the devil.
When Bergoglio says that pious Catholics are “divinizers” and “idolaters” – violations of the First Commandment – I do not hear the voice of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd. I hear the voice of satan.
When Bergoglio says that God wills mortal sin, I do not hear the voice of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd. I hear the voice of the serpent.
When Bergoglio says that “the great majority” of sacramental marriages are null, and that unmarried, cohabiting couples have “a real marriage” with “the grace of a real marriage”, I do not hear the voice of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, I hear the voice of a ravenous wolf.
When Bergoglio directly analogizes the Great Commission to spread the Gospel and Baptize all nations, to islamic jihad, I do not hear the voice of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, I hear the voice of an antichrist.
By Whose Authority Do I Presume to Denounce Bergoglio?
I titled this piece “Vocem Alienorum” from John 10 – the Good Shepherd discourse:
Amen, amen I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers (vocem alienorum).
This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what He spoke to them. Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not. I am the door. By Me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly.
I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. I am the Good Shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know Me. As the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father: and I lay down My life for my sheep.
John 10: 1-15
The notion that we laymen – the sheep – are NOT to listen and discern whose voice it is that we hear is abject lunacy. The notion the we laymen – the sheep – are to sit and wait for the hirelings – that is to say today’s faithless and effeminate clergy and prelates – to TELL US that the lying, hissing heresies and blasphemies we hear are, in fact, the words of a wolf before we react is clearly refuted by Our Blessed Lord. Further, the notion that we the sheep should willfully suspend disbelief and follow A WOLF if the hirelings tells us to, is, again, utterly irrational patent absurdity which is explicitly refuted by Our Lord and Savior in the Gospels.
We laymen, the sheep, are to listen and discern. If we hear the voice of satan and follow it, we will answer for it as we stand alone, as individuals, before Jesus Christ at our particular judgments. Blaming the hirelings will be no defense. It is abundantly clear by now that to follow the heretical, blasphemous Bergoglio is to turn away from the sweet voice of Our Savior, and instead to follow a wolf.
It is also very instructive at this point to revisit Galatians Chapter 1. St. Paul could have put this caution in no stronger terms. It speaks for itself:
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.
-Galatians 1: 8-9
Who am I to judge?
WHO DO I HAVE TO BE?
Bergoglio’s Mental Fitness
The notion that Bergoglio is “non compos mentis” is a fantasy. He contradicts himself because in his evil, warped mind, contradiction is not only non-problematic, it is a valuable tactic to deceive, confuse, obscure and provide so-called “plausible deniability”. Bergoglio has stated openly that he wants chaos, he seeks and encourages chaos. Contradiction is a key element of chaos.
Bergoglio says he doesn’t remember things when asked specific questions. In terms of questions asked about his documents, he genuinely does NOT remember specifics of the text because HE DID NOT WRITE THE TEXTS. He farmed them out to ghostwriters whom are co-conspirators in his evil ideology. Bergoglio has little-to-no familiarity with the footnotes in Amoris Laetitia. At other times he claims to not remember things because he is a liar. It really is that simple. This man has been at war with Jesus Christ and His Holy Church for decades. To blame his actions on senility or a degenerative brain disease is simply pious fantasy, and not realistic.
What This Means In Practical Terms
First and foremost: Masses in which an antipope is commemorated in the Canon by the priest offering the Holy Sacrifice IS A VALID MASS. The Eucharist is confected, the Holy Sacrifice is offered.
Further, I have been assured in the strongest possible terms that for me to receive Holy Communion in a Mass in which I know that Bergoglio has been commemorated as Pope is NOT an act of hypocrisy on my part. I know that the Mass is valid. I know that the Eucharist was confected. I know that Our Lord is desirous to come to me and I to Him in the Sacrament of the Altar, provided I am in a state of grace.
If my position on Bergoglio is correct, which I obviously believe that it is, what this means is that the commemoration of him as Pope in the Canon is either ILLICIT, or MISTAKEN. We have a clear historical precedent for this. During the Great Western Schism, due purely to political intrigue and NOT any questions of heresy, there were three men simultaneously claiming to be pope. One of these men was the True Pope, and the other two were antipopes. These antipopes were not blaspheming heretics like Bergoglio. Again, the entire situation was due purely to POLITICAL INTRIGUE. And so, two giants of the Church – both saints and one a Doctor of the Church, backed different “popes”. What this means is that one of these saints was wrong, and one was right. Who was the saint that backed the True Pope? It was St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, and laywoman. Did you know that St. Catherine was NOT a professed nun? She was a Dominican tertiary (third order) who was given permission to wear the Dominican habit. She was a laywoman.
And who was the saint, one of the true intellectual giants of the Church, who was wrong and backed an antipope? It was St. Vincent Ferrer, who was a priest, and thus offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass many, many times having commemorated an antipope in the Canon.
Here is an interesting precision: St. Vincent Ferrer’s commemoration of an antipope is not even called “illicit” – it is called “mistaken”.
In terms of this situation, I strongly suspect that the standard will be much higher. Bergoglio is a flagrant blaspheming heretic. St. Vincent Ferrer did not back a blaspheming heretic – he backed a man involved in political intrigue so convoluted that it was extremely difficult to tell who was the True Pope. All of the information outlined in the sections above has been widely reported and is available to almost every priest on the planet via the internet – oftentimes through a smartphone that almost every priest on earth carries on his physical person. Further, there is a video record of many of Bergoglio’s heresies. I suspect that illicaity is far more in play than mistakenness in these dark days.
I already know too well what the responses to this will be, so I will answer them immediately to save us all time.
First: Ann Barnhardt is a cuckoo-pants conspiracy theorist who has finally “gone sedevacantist and left the Church”
I respond: I believe that Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger is still the Roman Pontiff and thus the See of Peter is occupied and has been all along, and I am still very much in the Church, and went to Mass and received Holy Communion this morning from a priest in a community 100% in unity with the See of Peter. Antipope Bergoglio was commemorated in the Canon, and I know this not because I could hear it (obviously – the Canon is said silently in the Venerable Gregorian Rite), but because I have specifically discussed this with the priest who offered the Sacrifice, and I know his position vis-a-vis Bergoglio as of 24 hours previous.
Further, the accusation of mental instability or a detachment from reality with regards to me is something I am by now used to – from the very closest of associates all the way down to the saddest of internet combox trolls, and I offer it to Our Lord, carrying His Cross to Calvary, bearing the scoffs and affronts, reproaches and calumnies that He suffered. If I am wrong, please God let me be corrected. If I am right, thank God for consoling me with the truth.
Also please remember that it is a frankly brilliant “chess strategy” that satan has set up and executed in forcing people who call out actual, genuine “conspiracies”, hidden crimes and societal abnormalities to be instantly lumped in with the truly mentally impaired people who believe in such things as chemtrails, shape-shifting lizard-Jews, underground civilizations and pretty much every other plot device from Star Trek: The Next Generation. I know I will be lumped in with these people, and view it as, to continue the chess analogy, sacrificing a pawn, knight or bishop in order to liberate the queen. So be it.
Second: “No one else is following you. No one else is saying this, most especially no one with any authority.”
I respond: Truth is not a democracy or a popularity contest. Either Bergoglio is the Pope or he is not. My thoughts on this do not determine Bergoglio’s status. All I am doing is conforming my rational intellect to the truth. If Bergoglio is not the Pope today, then he never was. Bergoglio did not “cease being the pope” when my rational intellect definitively apprehended that he was an Antipope. And the same goes for everyone else. If Bergoglio is Antipope, even if the entire human race now alive on earth unanimously says that he is the Pope – that does not matter. The ontological reality is outside of the human mind – no matter how many minds may believe in a certain proposition. And in this case, we are talking about a supernatural reality.
Third: “You are going to suffer adverse consequences for this.”
I respond: Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum. Be it done to me according to Thy word.
“Ann, your donations will dry up! You are in a precarious financial position as it is, you cannot risk the total cessation of cash flows!”
Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
“Ann, you will lose most of your audience! Any good you have been doing in terms of education and edification will be lost because people won’t read you or listen to you any more! You are destroying what credibility you had because no one else is saying or will say that Bergoglio is an antipope publicly!”
Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
“Ann, you are going to lose friends over this!”
Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
“Ann, you are going to lose revenue-generating business relationships over this!”
Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
“Ann, you might have to move again, as no one will want you in their parish! You’re poison!”
Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
And so, in the hopes that this will help the countless people who are now, and will be in the future scandalized by Antipope Bergoglio, who look at the evidence and simply cannot explain how it is that his heresies and blasphemies can possibly reconcile to the supernatural reality of the See of Peter, I offer the simple answer that explains every question and clarifies every confusion, and eliminates every scandal:
Jorge Bergoglio is not now and never has been The Vicar of Jesus Christ on Earth. Jorge Bergoglio is an Antipope, and Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger is the true and only Roman Pontiff alive today, and will remain so until his death, or his valid resignation.
I will conclude with today’s Communion Verse, the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, Psalm 26: 4:
“One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.”
St. Athanasius, pray for us.
St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us.
St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.
19 June, ARSH 2016