Judging by my email box and various comment threads around the internet, more and more people are being scandalized and losing their faith every day. One of the reasons people are scandalized is because everything they read in the conservative or traditional wing of The Church is deeply unsatisfying, and even irrational and nonsensical, oftentimes requiring the willful suspension of disbelief to swallow. The reason for this is the simple fact that nearly everyone is operating on the false premise that Jorge Bergoglio is the Vicar of Christ. He is not, and never was. So long as a person is operating from a false base premise, reality CAN NOT be accurately apprehended, and the logical conclusions drawn from the false base premise will be themselves false, as well.
This is why reading almost ALL commentary on Bergoglio and the destruction of The Church as it is unfolding before our very eyes gives the sensation of mashing the throttle of a car that is stuck in the mud – engines revving to redline, but never, ever any forward motion. Wheel spinning. Because the base premise is false, there is no and will never be any traction or momentum.
There is no hope of resolving this situation until the base premise is TRUE, namely, that Bergoglio is not now and never was the pope. None.
In this piece I will use a question-and-answer format. I will endeavor to be as blunt and direct as possible. I hope it helps, and encourage its copying, reprinting (in whole or in part), and general distribution, almost as a reference guide.
Question 1: What is the deal with Pope Benedict XVI “retiring”?
It has now become clear the Joseph Ratzinger was told by a group of homosexual Cardinals calling themselves the “St. Gallen Mafia”, led by Cardinal Carlo Martini, that he would be permitted to elected pope, but that if he was still alive after eight years, that he would then resign, and if he didn’t resign that he would be forced out, likely with threats of blackmail.
Question 2: So was Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation valid?
No. Pope Benedict’s resignation was invalid, and obviously so. To argue otherwise requires the willful suspension of disbelief.
Canon 188 states:
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.
Question 3: Which criterion of Canon 188 invalidates Ratzinger’s attempted resignation?
All of them, except simony, which is bribing or paying off. However, the clearest criterion, which has been explained at length by Pope Benedict’s personal secretary, and by the clear, objective evidence of Pope Benedict’s actions, is the criterion of Substantial Error. Pope Benedict believed that he could fundamentally transform the office of the papacy into a collegial or synodal office by “partially resigning”. He believes that he has abdicated the “active” aspect of the Petrine Office, but retains the “contemplative” aspect. More on that later.
Secondarily, we now know that the homosexualist St. Gallen Mafia instilled grave fear in Ratzinger, which was certainly unjust and obviously malicious. Upon his election in ARSH 2005, one of the first things Pope Benedict said was “Pray for me that I do not flee for FEAR of the wolves.”
Question 4: What is Pope Benedict afraid of? Is he blackmailable?
Because The Church has been so thoroughly infiltrated by homosexuals, EVERY PRELATE without exception could be linked to homosexual priests under his jurisdiction. I think it is safe to say that every churchman is now one degree of separation from a sodomite, and thus every churchman COULD be accused of sins of omission, namely, “Why didn’t you say or do anything about…”. Sodomites are, by definition, ruthless Diabolical narcissists, and have no problem throwing their own under the bus in order to increase their own power.
Question 5: But other popes have resigned previously, right?
Yes, other popes have resigned. In fact, Pope Benedict XVI visited the tomb of Celestine V in ARSH 2007 and very, very conspicuously left his papal stole on the tomb, which we now understand was a signal to the St. Gallen Mafia that he was fully planning to “resign”. Pope Benedict XVI is an intelligent, studious man. He clearly researched and was well-informed of the history of papal resignations, and yet has done everything in his actions to communicate the incomplete nature of his attempted resignation.
Question 6: What about Pope Benedict’s actions after his attempted resignation were different?
First, Pope Benedict chose to retain the title of “Pope”. Because the Petrine Office was instituted by Jesus Christ Himself, it cannot be changed, altered, modified, transformed or evolved in any way – not even by The Pope himself. There is no such thing as a “Pope Emeritus”, and just because a retired bishop can be called “Bishop Emeritus” this has NO BEARING on whether there can be a “pope emeritus” because of the singularity and supernatural character of the Papacy. A bishop is not the Vicar of Christ. The papacy is unique and singular and has never, does never and will never provide for an “emeritus”. There can only be one living pope at a time, and since Pope Benedict’s resignation was made in substantial error, and in fear unjustly and maliciously inflicted upon him, his resignation was invalid, he never ceased to be The Pope, and he retains the fullness of the Petrine Office until he either dies, or resigns in accord with the law, which at this point is simply impossible.
Second, Pope Benedict retained the Papal style, Your Holiness. Only the Pope is addressed as “Your Holiness” / “His Holiness”. He likewise chose to retain his Papal Name and, in clear contradiction to the previous popes who had resigned, did NOT revert to his baptismal name, Joseph Ratzinger. By retaining his Papal name and style, he is clearly communicating his belief that he is still a participant in the Petrine Office, which he is – he is the EXCLUSIVE holder of the Petrine Office. To argue that this studious, conscientious man has done all of this as a mere flippant oversight once again requires the willful suspension of disbelief.
Third, Pope Benedict freely chose to continue to wear the Papal white cassock. Upon his departure from the Vatican in February of ARSH 2013, Pope Benedict sent the clear signal that he believed himself to still be a holder of the Petrine Office. He was asked immediately why he did not follow the clear precedent of all previous popes who had resigned by reverting to the black cassock. His answer was stunning in its dishonesty. He said that he was wearing the Papal White because there were no black cassocks for him to wear. He publicly announced his “resignation” nineteen days before he “left office”. The notion that there was not a single black cassock anywhere in the city of Rome, or that no one in Rome could have made him – the Vicar of Christ – a black cassock in NINETEEN DAYS had he requested it, is, very simply, a boldfaced lie.
Fourth, Pope Benedict defied all previous precedence with regards to Papal resignations, by choosing to continue to live INSIDE THE VATICAN. All previous popes that resigned LEFT ROME so as to avoid ANY appearance of retaining the papacy or possible confusion to the faithful on the question.
So, we have a man, with the title “Pope”, addressed by the Papal style, “His Holiness”, wearing the Papal white, living inside the Vatican. Once again, to argue that Pope Benedict XVI is completely oblivious to the optics of this requires the willful suspension of disbelief.
Pope Benedict’s personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, confirming the above:
From the election of his successor, Pope Francis—on 13 March 2013—there are not then two Popes, but de facto an enlarged ministry with an active and a contemplative member. For this reason, Benedict has not renounced either his name or his white cassock. For this reason, the correct title with which we must refer to him is still “Holiness.” Furthermore, he has not retired to an isolated monastery, but [has retired] within the Vatican, as if he had simply stepped aside to make space for his Successor, and for a new stage in the history of the Papacy, which he, with that step, has enriched with the centrality of [prayer] and of compassion placed in the Vatican Gardens.
Question 7: Is it possible that Pope Benedict XVI is just stupid?
No. To argue that requires the willful suspension of disbelief.
Question 8: Why is Pope Francis saying and doing things that are in direct opposition to Jesus Christ and His Holy Church? I thought that was impossible?
“Pope Francis” IS NOT THE POPE. Jorge Bergoglio is an antipope, falsely elected in an invalid conclave because Pope Benedict never validly resigned the papacy. Therefore BERGOGLIO HAS ABSOLUTELY NO PARTICIPATION IN THE PETRINE OFFICE, INCLUDING THE CHARISM OF PAPAL INFALLIBILITY. As an antipope, Bergoglio is completely free to say and do things which are heretical, apostate and even satanic, because none of the supernatural protections of the papacy apply to Bergoglio, because Bergoglio is not now and never was the pope. Antipope Bergoglio hates God and His Holy Church and is hellbent on destroying it. All of his intentions toward the Church are malevolent. He is a servant of satan, carrying out a satanic agenda.
Question 9: Isn’t Pope Benedict XVI a heretic for doing what he has done, and thus no longer the Pope either?
Pope Benedict XVI is indeed a heretic and is now the worst pope in the history of The Church, BUT this makes his papacy ILLICIT, but still VALID. It is absolutely essential to understand the difference between LICAITY and VALIDITY. At this point I would refer you to an excellent essay by Fr. Brian Harrison, penned in ARSH 2000, and thus completely unprejudiced with regards to current events.
Question 10: But wouldn’t this same concept of “illicit yet valid” apply to Bergoglio as well?
Absolutely not, because Bergoglio’s election was itself invalid. The question of Bergoglio’s heresy and apostasy is moot with regards to the papacy because Jorge Bergoglio is not now and never has been the Pope.
Question 11: So if a pope who is a heretic is illicit yet valid, that means that the sedevacantists have been wrong all along?
Yes. Pope John XXIII was almost certainly a Freemason. Paul VI was a raging sodomite and pro-Communist. John Paul II was a phenomenologist and kissed the satanic tome of the musloids, the koran, and his so-called “Theology of the Body” is deeply heretical. Pope Benedict’s metaphysics are so warped as to be not even properly called “metaphysics”, revolving around “meaning” and not “being”. And yet, all were/are popes, valid yet illicit.
Question 12: Has Pope Benedict’s warped notion of metaphysics informed his actions with regards to the papacy?
Yes. Pope Benedict thinks that the defining criterion of something’s existence is what it MEANS, not what it IS. And so, he thinks that it is not important what the papacy IS, but what it MEANS, and thus it is free to be redefined, even if that redefinition defies the principle of non-contradiction. Thus, Pope Benedict thinks that he can both be and not be the Pope – he can be the “contemplative pope”, but simultaneously not be the pope, because the papacy is a matter not of being, but of meaning.
Question 13: Is it possible that this warped notion of metaphysics is a function of Pope Benedict being stupid?
No. Just because someone is wrong, does not mean they are stupid. In fact, it is intelligent people that make the most enormous mistakes. You will never meet a person with Down’s Syndrome that denies the realness of reality, but there are trainloads of geniuses that do. And remember that Lucifer, the largest intellect created by God, rebelled against Him.
Question 14: Why do people like Cardinal Burke keep saying that Pope Francis isn’t a heretic, and they are not accusing him of heresy?
Because Cardinal Burke and pretty much everyone else are operating on the false base premise that Bergoglio is the pope, and they think that they cannot say anything “against the Pope”. BERGOGLIO IS NOT THE POPE. While Cardinal Burke claims that he is intensely concerned about saying anything “against the Pope” or damaging the authority of the Petrine Office, the truth is that CALLING A MAN WHO IS NOT THE POPE, “THE POPE”, IS THE MOST DAMAGING THING ONE CAN DO TO THE CREDIBILITY AND AUTHORITY OF THE PETRINE OFFICE. Further, when Cardinal Burke says that he is not accusing Bergoglio of being a heretic, he is obviously dissimulating. In the five Dubia questions submitted to Bergoglio, the first question addresses heresy, and the other four questions address apostasy, namely the denial of objective morality and the denial of objective truth.
Question 15: Could it be that Cardinal Burke and everyone else are afraid?
Yes. Absolutely. To his credit, Cardinal Burke recently said in an interview that he feared standing before Christ at his judgment and being asked why he didn’t defend Our Lord and The Truth. Sadly, Cardinal Burke is not nearly afraid enough, because he continues to try to live with one foot in The Truth of Christ, and the other in the lie of the Bergoglian antipapacy, Novus Ord-ism and Vatican Two-ism.
Question 16: What are they afraid of? Why won’t anyone talk openly about this?
They are afraid of
a. Jeopardizing their career tracks or status
b. Jeopardizing their cash flows (this applies to bloggers, news outlets, anyone who lives off of The Church in any way)
c. Incurring social stigma and being socially ridiculed or rejected (do not underestimate this dynamic)
d. Being exposed/blackmailed for either sexual sins or financial crimes
Question 17: Several trad bloggers that I read argue that the papacy really isn’t that important. This contradicts not only what I was taught, but common sense.
The papacy is extremely important. In fact, it is so important that Our Lord instituted it BEFORE He founded the Church at Pentecost. To argue that the Papacy isn’t important is irrational, effeminate, and explicitly contrary to the words and actions of Jesus Christ in the Holy Gospels, and thus completely uncatholic.
Question 18: Several trad bloggers that I read argue that we can’t know who the pope is. Can that be right?
No, that is clearly wrong. The truth is objective, external to ourselves, and above all, KNOWABLE. If the identity of the pope is unknowable, then the papacy itself is irrelevant. If the papacy itself is irrelevant, then the Church is irrelevant. If the Church is irrelevant, then Christ is irrelevant. If Christ is irrelevant, then Christ is not God. If Christ is not God, then nothing, and i mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, matters. People who argue that the identity of the pope is unknowable are effeminate and are under one or more of the four categories of fear in Question 16.
Question 19: Several trad bloggers I read argue that who the pope is isn’t our problem, and we should just leave it to future generations to deal with. Can that be right?
No, that is not right. It is a lie from the pit of hell, promulgated by wildly effeminate people who reject the notion that they should be asked or even expected to take up their cross and deal with objective reality. It is the narcissistic, adolescent mindset of pathologically weaseling out of all responsibility. Imagine if the Apsotles had argued that none of them could ever know whether or not Christ was Divine, and that the question should be left to future generations to decide, and thus it was impossible for them to fulfill the Great Commission, much less die as martyrs.
Question 20: Several trad bloggers I read argue that what is going on in the Church right now, and with Bergoglio, is actually no big deal. Can that be right?
No, that is very, very, very wrong. Countless souls are being lost to hell every day, and will continue to be lost to hell until Our Lord returns in Glory, because of this. This is perhaps the single most important thing that has happened since the Pentecost. To minimize the importance of The Church being infiltrated and an antipope installed who is systematically and rapidly destroying The Church down to its foundations, scandalizing countless souls into eternal, unending damnation, never to see God, is of unquantifiable importance. Anyone who argues otherwise is wildly, wildly effeminate.
Question 21: Several trad bloggers that I read argue that this has all happened before. Is that right?
No, that is absolutely wrong. Never before in the history of The Church has there been an antipope who has denied the existence of objective moral norms, denied the existence of truth, and effectively attempted to abrogate the Ten Commandments and the Seven Sacraments, denied the existence of hell, called The Great Commission “sinful”, or actively fomented and encouraged adultery and Eucharistic sacrilege. Never. Not even close. Not even the Arian Schism approaches this. Anyone who argues otherwise is dissimulating.
Question 22: Why doesn’t Pope Benedict say or do anything?
It is a combination of pride, weakness, and possible blackmail/coercion. Furthermore, if Pope Benedict asserts his authority in any way, he will be acknowledging the illegitimacy of his resignation, and thus has painted himself into a corner.
Question 23: Is Bergoglio going to come after the Traditional Mass? Some trad bloggers I read say Bergoglio doesn’t care about liturgy one way of the other.
Yes, Bergoglio will eventually come after the Trad Mass. The driver behind Bergoglio is satan, and satan cares very, very, very much about liturgy, and desperately wants to eliminate the Venerable Gregorian Rite from the face of the earth, and eventually the Rite of John Chrysostom and all of the other venerable Catholic Rites of the Holy Sacrifice. The notion that Antipope Bergoglio “doesn’t care”, especially in light of his ruthless attacks on traditional orders, and his incessant insults directed obviously at Traditional Catholics, is a position that requires the willful suspension of disbelief.
Question 24: If Bergoglio rescinds Summorum Pontificum and abrogates the Mass of the Ages, what should priests do?
WHY would a priest obey an antipope? Bergoglio has as much authority to overturn Summorum Pontificum as I do – NONE. Again, the question is asked from the foundation of a false premise, namely that Bergoglio is the pope. BERGOGLIO IS NOT THE POPE.
Question 25: What is the path forward barring supernatural intervention?
The only path forward is to declare Bergoglio antipope, forcibly remove him, and then WAIT FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI TO DIE. If a conclave were to be called after the removal of Bergoglio, but before the death of Pope Benedict, the man “elected” at that conclave would be every bit as much an antipope as Bergoglio, no matter how orthodox he might be. The only way to be certain that this mess is cleared up is to wait for Pope Benedict XVI to die. This was what The Church did after the resignation of Pope Gregory XII, and this was how the Great Western Schism was ended.
Question 26: What are the odds of this happening without supernatural intervention?
Epsilon above zero.
Question 27: Why is this happening? Why is God permitting this? Doesn’t He love us?
This is happening because God is very angry, and we deserve it. Of course He loves us, and what this situation affords us is the chance to stand up for Jesus Christ, His Holy Church, and His Vicar on Earth, and declare the truth in circumstances never before seen in the history of The Church. This is the chance for the Remnant Faithful to stand up and scream that the Church has been infiltrated, that the Novus Ordo must be abrogated and that the Second Vatican Council was a failed council that should be burned to ash and thrown onto the garbage heap of history.
God has also permitted this because it shows us exactly what the logical conclusion of Modernism, Vatican Two-ism and Novus Ordo-ism looks like, without having the papacy fall into the hands of an open apostate.
Question 28: Is it possible that Antipope Bergoglio is the Antichrist or False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist?
Antichrist, no. False Prophet Forerunner, yes, that seems not only possible, but probable.
Question 29: Is it possible that Bergoglio is a satanist?
Yes, it is possible.
Question 30: Is it possible that Bergoglio is demonically possessed?
It is a foregone conclusion that Bergoglio is demonically OPPRESSED. Possession is possible, but unlikely, as satan has no need to possess a person who is fully on board with the satanic agenda of his own free will, as Bergoglio clearly is.
Question 31: Shouldn’t we keep this quiet? Won’t talking about this drive people away from The Church? Who would want to join a Church that is under attack by satan?
No. The truth, even when horrifically ugly, is always authentically attractive. What drives people away is the effeminacy and obvious dissimulation of failing to acknowledge that Bergoglio is an antipope. Further, the false premise of Bergoglio being the pope immediately leads to the logical corollary that The Church is false and irrelevant, and thus that Jesus Christ is irrelevant, and thus that everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, is thus irrelevant.
It is precisely because The Church, the Mass, the Eucharist, the Sacraments, the Papacy and the Law are under attack by satan that so compellingly demonstrates that they are all true, good and beautiful. Not only does the truth of the situation not drive people away, it inspires them to join up.
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness: But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1 Corinthians 1: 23-25
Question 32: Should I stop going to Mass?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. What you should do is move heaven and earth to attend a Traditional Mass or Divine Liturgy, and then go every single day humanly possible, and spend as much time as possible before the Blessed Sacrament, and go to confession frequently. Do whatever it takes, right now, to find a good parish or chapel. If you wait until The Remnant Church is forced completely underground, you will have a much harder time. This is precisely what the parable of the wise and foolish virgins is about, folks. At some point, the door will close, and if you are one of the foolish virgins who got caught without any oil in your lamp, and had to scramble to find any, it will, at some point, be too late, and the Bridegroom will close the door. You have been warned. It is obvious what is happening. No one will have any excuse.
Go to Our Lord, kneel before Him and BEG HIM to provide for you and your family to always be able to go to Mass. Beg Him to show you the way and illumine the path for you, as He illumined the path of the Magi. Beg Him to fill your lamp with oil Himself, and to keep it always full. Beg Mary, Mother of The Church, to intercede for you. Beg St. Joseph, Patron of The Universal Church, to lead you to safety as he led Our Lord and Our Lady on the flight to Egypt.
I hope this helps.
Christ, have mercy on us.