In this episode we discuss the fire at the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and how this event is not only the loss of a magnificent artistic and cultural achievement but is oddly symbolic: the destruction of a church from within… from the top. Over a billion dollars have been pledged to rebuild the cathedral, but in a new way, with new materials, representing the “New France” — and the “new Church.” A melancholy episode during the week when we meditate on the passion of Christ and His Church.
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The liturgical highlight of my year is upon us: the Offices of Tenebrae in Holy Week. Go to all three if you possibly, possibly can.
Every year, the Pslams, lessons, lamentations, responsories and Canticles leap off the page with stunning relevance. He went through everything before us and for us. Contempt. Calumny. Kangaroo trials. The ascendancy of the wicked all around Him. And finally, and certainly worst, betrayal.
The Thursday Offices of Tenebrae, terrifyingly, read like a recitation of current events, with Antipope Bergoglio and his coven, to everyone’s horror but no one’s surprise, as Judas and the Temple priests and guards.
Here is the Responsory after the eighth lesson in the Third Nocturn of Matins for Holy Thursday, which hit me especially hard this year:
Could ye not watch one hour with Me, ye that were ready to die for me? Or see ye not Judas, how he sleepeth not, but maketh haste to betray Me to the Jews? Why sleep ye? Arise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
Remember, Judas didn’t betray Our Lord for the money. He did it because Judas was so embarrassed and enraged by The Bread of Life Discourse (John Chapter 6) which concluded with a massive crowd, ready to make Jesus King – and thus Judas and the rest of the Apostles very powerful men of Jesus’ “court” – walking away in disgust calling Our Lord “crazy”. The embarrassment and loss of power which he was so close to grasping (he thought) drove him insane with anger, hatred and bitterness toward Our Lord that he resolved to bring about His murder. And I’m sure in his mind he told himself that he was totally justified, and doing the world a favor.
“Eat His flesh and drink His blood? What is that nut talking about?”
NOTHING incites hatred so much as embarrassment. Judas, like such a high percentage of clerics and prelates today, hate Our Lord because they don’t believe in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, and are EMBARRASSED at any mention or indication of It.
Notre Dame Will Be Repaired at Taxpayer Expense, but as a “Shared Cultural/Spiritual Space”. And That Is How It Will Become a Mosque.
This will be done with the FULL support and cooperation of Antipope Bergoglio and his coven occupying the Vatican.
The “repurposing” of Churches into “Shared Ecumenical Spaces” after the Notre Dame model will become all the rage, and will probably become legally mandated. Fire nor earthquake needed. Just the Compass and Square of Freemasonry under the sword of islam.
In a strange way, one of the things that keeps me motivated is seeing all of the pain and suffering of people in the commboxes of “Trad Inc.” websites. I see people descending into indifference, acedia, resignation that their faith (and the faith of the entire Church for the past 2000 years) has been “wrong”, “childish” and “papolatrous”, and lately lots of talk of going to the Eastern Orthodox – NOT the Byzantine Catholics, mind you, but specifically to the Eastern Orthodox in order to “escape” from any notion of the papacy at all, and even to actively embrace a rejection of the Petrine Office and Primacy.
The main thing I can do to help folks, and I see it every day in my email box and in the kind little notes that come attached to donations, is just EXPLAIN things. I am eternally grateful for every donation that comes in, and sometimes people append lovely long notes with quite a bit of information. But I am also struck many times by the donation that comes in with the two-or-three-word note: KEEP WRITING. Or, DON’T QUIT. Or, KEEP IT UP.
In that vein, I thought it might help some folks to see how exactly the fifteen mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary apply to this current Antipapacy situation. The Rosary is such a powerful, powerful tool and gift. I have learned the lesson well over these past years that if a person has contempt for the Rosary, it is a sure sign that said person is well on the road to reprobation, and should be avoided like the plague.RUN, DO NOT WALK, IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. St. Louis de Montfort knew of what he spoke. What I find about the Rosary is that it is, especially when prayed before Our Lord reposed in the Tabernacle, the best “thinking time” – even better that the “thinking time” in the shower, or while walking (or driving for those of you who still have cars). Much of what has been written here in this space on the Bergoglian Antipapacy has been fleshed out while praying the Rosary (the one notable exception being what will go down in lore as “The Great Latin Potential Subjunctive Fracas of ARSH 2018” – and “fracas” has to be pronounced in the posh English country style, “fruh-KAH”, not “FRAY-kuss”.)
Now, you might be thinking, “Ann! When praying the Rosary, one should be thinking about the Mysteries of the Rosary, not anything else!” Ah, but you see, the Rosary is intended to be used as a means to apply the Gospel to our every day lives. In fact, I think that the Rosary should serve as a daily “examination of conscience” aid AND as a way to process the events of one’s daily life. Pray all 15 decades of the Rosary every day, and use the Mysteries to reconcile, process and formulate a path forward EVERY DAY. Given that most of my work these days involves exposing and combatting the Bergoglian Antipapacy, you can imagine that I use the Rosary intensely to “reconcile, process and formulate a path forward.” So, this is a little run-down of how each Mystery applies specifically, but in no way exclusively, to the Bergoglian Antipapacy. These are just some of my thoughts. As always, I hope this helps.
The Joyful Mysteries
First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation Fruit of the Mystery: Humility
Humility is first and foremost knowing who God IS, and what you yourself are NOT. Self-objectivity and self-awareness are key. Go to confession. Early and often. Don’t flirt with evil thinking that you can “handle it”.Avoid bad company and seek out virtuous company. Admit past mistakes, and then marvel at how the Divine Providence has caused good to come even from your mistakes, and always provided a path forward back to the right track. So long as we are still drawing breath, there is ALWAYS a path forward towards God, and that path forward is always visible and knowable.
Humility is also knowing what you ARE. What is your state in life? What are your strengths and abilities? Why are you where you are, when you are? “Behold, I am the handmaiden of The Lord.” Handmaidens WORK. Handmaidens SERVE. If The Master wants you to do something, do it. Refusing to answer the Master’s call claiming “unworthiness” for the task at hand is FALSE HUMILITY. If the Master calls you, you answer, and you answer in the affirmative, and worry not about anything else – because The Master is The Master, and you are the handmaiden. In this way, we are constantly reminded of Who God Is. He is INFINITE love, power, justice, mercy, logic, beauty, goodness, knowledge, rationality and truth. The Divine Providence is infinitely wise and thus unfailing, and God is omnipotent. He can do whatever He wants, whenever He wants, however He wants. Our Lord spoke these words to St. Catherine of Siena on humility:
“Do you know, child, who are you and Who I AM? If you know these two things, you will be blessed. You are she who is not; I, instead, am HE WHO IS. If you have such knowledge in your soul, the enemy will not be able to deceive you, and you will escape from all his perils; you will never consent to anything contrary to My commandments, and you will without difficulty acquire all grace, every truth and every light.”
Direct Application to the Bergoglian Antipapacy: God works in mysterious and surprising ways, and through people. The common trait of such people is HUMILITY, not any worldly status. The truly humble person, because he contemplates Who God Is, and what God’s attributes are, and his own smallness and nothingness, cannot be tricked by the diabolical confusion and chaos of the Bergoglian Antipapacy.
The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation Fruit of the Mystery: Fraternal Charity, Love of Neighbor
“Not my circus, not my monkeys.” “Not my problem to fix.” “Above my pay grade.” “All I can do is focus on myself and my immediate household.” “If other people are scandalized, that’s their problem and their own fault.” “I can’t be arsed.” “This bores me. I’m not interested.”
This is just a sample of things you hear every day that are not only contrary to the virtue of fraternal charity, but even trying to use its inverse, the vice of indifference and acedia, as a proof of sanctity. Everything must be rooted in charity. Every soul is infinitely precious to Our Lord who knit every man together in his mother’s womb, and incarnated, suffered, died and rose again so that men might be with Him forever in the Beatific Vision. ANY blanket statement of indifference or acedia towards one’s fellow man is massively disordered. Our Lady, in her first trimester, underwent a long and physically arduous journey (probably on muleback) to help her elderly cousin Elizabeth then in her third trimester. Say what Our Lady said: “I have to go help.” Even with God Incarnate residing inside her womb, the ultimate paradigm of recourse, Our Lady didn’t merely pray for her cousin Elizabeth to the Infant Christ residing in her own womb, she PHYSICALLY WENT. For the love of Her Son, that is God Himself, she was filled with FRATERNAL CHARITY, that is, love for other human beings, and a desire to be of help and service at no small risk, inconvenience and discomfort (have you ever ridden a donkey?) to herself.
A very wise priest told me years ago that the number one mode of oppression that satan and the demons use in Rome which is the root of all of the wickedness in Rome, including all of the various sins against the 6th Commandment, is the vice of ACEDIA. There is a demonic cloud of oppression parked over the city of Rome that rains down upon those living there every day and every night an acid rain of ACEDIA, pathological indifference and lovelessness – and hardly anyone in Rome is carrying a proverbial umbrella. The Divine Office is barely prayed in Rome. The Rosary is held in eyerolling contempt. Adoration is sparse. And almost every church has been physically desecrated by sodomites whose presence is UBIQUITOUS.
Acedia is the vice of indifference – to just not care, but beyond that to NOT CARE THAT YOU DON’T CARE. This makes perfect sense in light of our work on Diabolical Narcissism, which is the freely chosen self-purgation of charity (love) from the soul. Indifference is the opposite of love. This cancer of acedia is why such massive corruption and sexual perversion has been able to explode into near-ubiquitousness over the past century. Turning a blind eye. Declaring indifference. “Not my problem.” “I can’t be arsed.” “I don’t care who X is having sex with. I just like being fawned over by rich, powerful people.” When what you are turning a blind eye to is the attempted rape and murder of the Bride of Christ, and thus the loss of countless souls, every one the beloved of Christ, the gravity of the fault goes exponential.
Beyond this, the new trend in “Trad, Inc.” is to declare indifference for Pope Benedict XVI, and rejection in the narcissistic formula, “Even if he is the Pope, I don’t WANT him back!” Joseph Ratzinger matters. The fact that he is the Vicar of Christ on Earth only underscores this. The Blessed Virgin loved Peter even after he denied Our Lord and ran away from the foot of the Cross on Good Friday. And she WOULD have received Judas Iscariot too, if he had gone to her.
Direct application to the Bergoglian Antipapacy: Other human beings matter. Barricading yourself in your house – just “me ‘n Jesus” – washing your hands of the Bergoglian Antipapacy, and declaring that it isn’t your problem is a lie and a cop-out. Publicly declaring and ginning up aggressive indifference to Pope Benedict XVI, and thus the Papacy itself is a species of acedia. It is our problem, because other human beings are being scandalized unto damnation by it. Our Lady didn’t barricade herself in her house – just her and Jesus. She prayed AND acted.
The Third Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus Fruit of the Mystery: The Spirit of Poverty
What is the SPIRIT of Poverty? Simply put, it is DETACHMENT from wealth and any and all earthly “treasures”, including those of esteem and reputation. It is no sin to have wealth. The sin is to be ATTACHED to it such that it affects one’s moral decisions. Are you ready to lose absolutely everything if that is what the Divine Providence is? Are you ready to have your donations dry up for taking an unpopular stand? Are you ready to lose your reputation? To be ridiculed? To be mocked? Even ruthlessly calumniated? Are you ready to lose social standing? Are you ready to be doxxed?
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.
One thing I started doing years ago as an exercise in detachment when I realized how truly tenuous my situation was, was to silently in my mind “take leave” of people, places and things every time left them, just in case it was the last time I ever saw them (or it). This conscious development of detachment has been a truly invaluable habit, as one church that I frequented has been physically lost, and I did, in fact, “take leave” of it the last time I saw it. I also do this with people, although never aloud, as to do it aloud might cause people needless worry. But when parting company with people, I think to myself, “On the off chance that this is the end and I never see you again in this world, goodbye.” This is detachment. A readiness to let go of earthly treasures and consolations, be they physical or human, in order to serve God. What the virtue of detachment does is make one impervious to coercion or threats, and more fully abandoned to the Divine Providence.
Our Lady knew from the very beginning that she would have to “let go” of Our Lord, even unto His death. And so she cherished every moment, but when it was time, and He said to her at the Wedding at Cana, “What is it to you and Me?” which signaled to her that if He provided wine for the wedding that it would be the end of their “quiet little life”, and the beginning of His ministry which would lead to His torture and death, she was able to give her affirmation because she was detached from the earthly, and desired only that the Will of the Father be done, no matter what that meant for her earthly life. Can you imagine the strength of character turning that page in her life took? The intense daily pleasure of sharing and keeping a home for Jesus Himself? If she can do that, I can, at the very least, be detached from my Donate button, much less my earthly reputation, and even perhaps my liberty eventually.
Direct application to the Bergoglian Antipapacy: If you are truly detached from wealth and earthly comforts, consolations and pleasures, and are willing at any time to lose it all for the love of God and His Holy Church, then standing up to the Bergoglian Antipapacy and its various and sundry henchmen, and speaking the truth, no matter how unpopular, is not only an irresistible duty, it’s an authentic PLEASURE.
The Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Fruit of the Mystery: Obedience, LOVE OF THE LAW
The Papacy is an irreversible, immutable JURIDICAL Office established by Christ Himself as a monarchy, and thus the Law, and the love of the Law is a critical concept with regards to the events of February of ARSH 2013. The Divine Providence, which is always perfect, saw to it that the 1917 and then 1983 Code of Canon Law was promulgated. Canon Law speaks specifically and directly to Papal resignation, and provides what can only be described as a miraculous coherence and integrity in the face of a set of circumstances that could not have been explicitly foreseen – the attempt by a reigning Pope to fundamentally transform the Papacy by attempting to “expand” the Papacy into a “collegial, synodal ministry” consisting of more than one man at a time, with a division of Petrine ministerial functions along the lines of “prayer and contemplation” vs. “active governance of the Church.”
If the Law applied to God Almighty, who IS the existential source and foundation of the Law, such that He was circumcised at eight days of age, spilling His Most Precious Blood, AND to His Mother, conceived Immaculate, and EVER VIRGIN, such that she underwent the Rite of Purification forty days after Our Lord’s birth – even though she remained perfectly pure – then to argue that Canon Law DOES NOT apply to the Pope, even inasmuch as a given Canon is simply a refined recapitulation of either the Natural or Divine Law, is a species of idolatry.
But there is another set of laws that is under attack in this situation as well. It is nothing less than an attack on REALITY ITSELF, specifically the law of THE LINEAR FLOW OF TIME. In the created universe, all existence is in the PRESENT, the past is FIXED, and the future is unknown. The PAST being FIXED and not changeable in retrospect provides EXISTENTIAL STABILITY – simply put, REALITY. Every man knows in his deepest being that events in the past are immutable, and thus the present itself – REALITY ITSELF – is reliable.
To say that a given man is the Pope today and thus ontologically IS THE POPE TODAY, but could be at some point in the future declared to have been an antipope, and thus his ontological state is the PAST TIMELINE would “change”, for example, “Bergoglio ontologically IS the Pope in ARSH 2019, but in ARSH 2178 he could be declared an antipope, and thus reality in the past in that moment of declaration CHANGES THE PAST RETROACTIVELY,” is nothing less than a satanic attack on the very foundation of REALITY.
Reality is stable. The past timeline cannot be “changed”, and ontological realities within the past timeline are fixed. God, the author and sustainer of reality is Himself the Guarantor of the stability of the timeline so that human existence can move through time with an intrinsic integrity and confidence in the REALNESS of the REAL.
Human beings need not worry that the past will somehow be changed such that one might be snuffed out of existence – and then perhaps reconstituted in existence again. We see this attack on the stability of the past timeline and REALITY in the realm of marriage – wherein the vast majority of Catholics today who have been handed a cookie-cutter “decree of nullity” firmly believe that they WERE married, but that the Church has decreed that the ontological reality of the marriage has been CHANGED. “I WAS married, but the Church has declared that I no longer am.”
We further see this is the sickening evil of so-called “transgenderism”. It is no longer Bruce Jenner who won the men’s decathlon in ARSH 1976. As of ARSH 2014, the PAST TIMELINE, REALITY ITSELF, has been changed – CAITLYN JENNER now retroactively REPLACES the past. It was “Caitlyn”, NOT Bruce, who not only won the gold medal, but EVER REALLY EXISTED.
Thus we see the argument that “The Pope is the Pope until the Pope says he isn’t the Pope”, or, “Bergoglio is the Pope today, although he COULD be declared an antipope in the future, and only then would he cease to be the Pope and be an Antipope.” Thus, within the timeline, depending on one’s relative position, say ARSH 2019 versus ARSH 2178, Bergoglio could both BE AND NOT BE the Pope. In ARSH 2019 he is, in ARSH 2178 he is not and never was. Something can not both be and not be. This is an full-frontal attack on the Law of Non-contradiction, and a satanic attack on all of humanity by throwing into doubt in the mind of men the most basic laws of the universe: the realness of reality, and the linear flow of time. To attack something so fundamental as the reliability of linear time is the ultimate attempt at establishing a reign of total chaos.
Application to the Bergoglian Antipapacy: Look to the Law, and love it, even the laws of physics, for God’s Law sets us free. God’s Law, including Canon Law, bring order and structure. Discarding them yields chaos, and even sets up a paradigm of idolatry wherein the Papacy is in one breath declared meaningless, and in the next breath declared to override Natural, Divine, Canon and even the Laws of the physical universe.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery: Finding Jesus in the Temple Fruit of the Mystery: Joy at Finding Jesus
What did YOU find?
A social clique? Amusing luncheons with a coterie of fops and dilettantes, and cocktail parties with “rich, powerful people”? An entree into a social caste that you were not born into, and covet, or at least into a pool of fellow social climbers? Tasteful art and architecture? Somewhere that Latin is used? Beautiful music? A Disneyland/Narnia to live in? A rich vein of donation revenue to tap, maybe even enough to live off of without working?
Or did you find a Person, Divine, burning with infinite love for you and mankind, scourged, rejected, and crucified FOR YOUR SINS and the sins of the world, ready to forgive your every sin – if only you love Him, and thus sincerely repent.
Did you find a wildly corrupt and depraved institution – and nothing more, and thus without hope? Is the Pope your daddy who ran off? Is Jesus your spouse or paramour who dumped you? Is the communion of saints just a bunch perverts and grifters who were smart enough to fool everyone and never get caught? Are angels and demons as real as the characters in Star Wars? Is the concept of “grace” as fictional as “The Force”?
Or did you find Infinite Goodness, Graciousness, Holiness, Immutability, Impeccability, Charity, Omnipotence, Omniscience, Righteousness, Sovereignty, Veracity, Beauty, Mercy and Justice, Unity in Trinity, Incarnate, and Personal?
Simply put, did you find Jesus?
Application to the Bergoglian Antipapacy: Christ is Real, His Church is Real, and He Himself established the Papacy. His promises are rock solid, and His Providence cannot be thwarted, nor His Holy Church destroyed. If ANYTHING about the state of the Church or the Papacy seems to demand that EVEN ONE of the Divine attributes be denied, then there is a problem is with the base premise being false, NOT with God, not with His Church, not with His Vicariate, the Papacy, which He Himself established and protects.
In this case, the false base premise which seems to deny many of the Divine Attributes is the identity of the Pope (wrongly assigned to Bergoglio), NOT the identity of Christ.
I hope this helps.
I will be writing up the Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries as well. See if you can’t anticipate how these Mysteries and their Fruits apply.
Across the transom just now from the SSPX priest that made efforts to contact Mr. Quarteroni.
“It looks like the publicity has had some effect. It motivated the local priests to reach out to poor Bob.
One of my parishioners has been looking into the situation. Apparently the local parish priest has the matter in hand.”
“Act, and God will act.” –St. Joan of Arc
Persist. Persevere. Some of you emailed me with reports of your Novus Ordo priests refusing to get involved – one even trying to cite Canon Law and another (of course) citing Antipope Bergoglio’s rantings against “proselytism”. Don’t despair. Don’t lose hope. Keep going!
Other human beings matter. This is the Fruit of the Second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary – the Visitation. FRATERNAL CHARITY.
Please, keep praying during this Holy Week for Mr. Quarteroni’s heart to be melted like wax, and that he receive the forgiveness, pardon and peace that Our Lord so desperately wants to give him. And pray for the priests involved.
Our Lady, Assumed into Heaven, pray for us!
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us!
I post this only to show that it isn’t just “that seriously crazy Barnhardt and her three remaining schizo fanboys” that even countenance the notion that Pope Benedict is the Pope and “Francis” is an antipope.
Don’t fall for the gaslighting campaign that you are not only crazy, but crazy and ALONE in so much as even questioning Bergoglio’s legitimacy. Reuters wouldn’t have put that bullet point sub-headline there if it were just a handful of people raising the alarm.
No matter why Reuters wrote and published that bullet, even if was an attempt to smear “conservatives”, the fact is that today millions more people who do not live in Traddyland nor read any “Trad, Inc.” sites have now been exposed to the idea that a non-trivial number of people recognize Pope Benedict as still being the Pope and Bergoglio an antipope.
(This is a repost by request from ARSH 2017. Pay close attention to the text in bold, and then be sure to read the update at the bottom. It is hopeful.)
It has been over four years since I abandoned you and declared myself your “father emeritus”, but I wanted to write this letter to you in the hopes that it would console you. As I said when I was walking out the door, I have not ceased to be your father, I have just chosen to only be your father in the passive, contemplative, inactive, absentee sense. After all, who is to say how many “fathers” a child can have? What’s important is not who is or is not your father, but rather what fatherhood MEANS. Fatherhood for me means withdrawing from the active duties of fatherhood while maintaining the spiritual aspect, and in doing this, stepping aside and making way for another man to become your “active father”. In doing this, I have expanded fatherhood, thus permanently transforming fatherhood into a collegial, synodal paradigm. At least, that is what I tell myself.
I want you to know that I am fully aware that since I abandoned Your Mother and all of you, that a raging psychopath calling himself your “active father” has moved into your house and is now raping and beating Your Mother before your eyes on a daily basis. I am also aware that he is beating you, emotionally abusing you, poisoning you, and is exposing you to his cabal of friends, almost all of whom are sodomites/boy rapists.
I want you to know that I am aware of this, and assure you of my closeness to you in prayer. I hope this consoles you.
Further, I want you to know that things are going to get much, much worse. Don’t ask me how I know this. Let’s just say that when I was still your Active Father, I … was made privy to certain… secrets.
The psychopath and his sodomite/boy raping friends are going to rape and beat Your Mother so badly that it will literally require a supernatural miracle to save her life. She will not die, but she will be raped and beaten unto death. All of this will be done before your very eyes. In fact, the psychopath and his sodomite gang will luxuriate in the fact that you, the children, will see this happen.
As for you, my dear, dear children, many of you will not survive this. You will be beaten, berated, poisoned and some of you will also be raped. For many of you, this abuse and terror will be so intense that you will abandon Your Mother and commit de facto suicide. Others of you will turn into exactly the same kind of psychopathic monsters as your “active father” and his gang. The only promise I can make to you is that at least ONE of you will survive. It is possible that ALL BUT ONE of you, my children, will be lost.
But take heart! I am aware of what is happening to you, and I am close to you in prayer.
Now, you may be wondering why it is that I don’t call the police, notify someone, or take any action against the psychopath that is raping and beating Your Mother, and trying as hard as he can to kill all of you.
This is rather difficult to explain, and even more difficult to write, but I will try to explain it simply. You see, while I am completely responsible for abandoning you, I am also largely responsible for creating the psychopath that is now calling himself your “active father”, all of his sodomite/boy raping gang, and the entire matrix within which they subsist.
In order for me to help you, I would have to admit that not only did I make a terrible, terrible mistake – in fact, in Law it is called a “SUBSTANTIAL ERROR”, but I would also have to admit that my entire adult life, going back at least 55 years now, was built upon a completely erroneous and false worldview even down to the level of metaphysics. While I would never do the things that the psychopath who calls himself your “active father” is doing to Your Mother or to any of you children, I did work very hard years ago to create the environment of which he and his gang are a direct product. And then, four years ago, I ran away to be your “father emeritus” and left the door standing wide open, and the psychopath and his gang walked into Our Family Home, and began their program of systematic rape and murder.
Now, kids, I love you, but I’m sure you understand that I simply cannot admit to any of these mistakes, no matter how glaringly obvious they are, and no matter how badly all of you and Your Mother are hurt by them. To say that my entire adult life and work has been not just merely erroneous, but has been, quite possibly, the most catastrophic thing ever to happen to Our Family is simply impossible. No one could expect me to humiliate myself like that, and nothing is worth that kind of humiliation. Nothing. I’m sure you all understand the position I am in. This is why I can’t say anything, much less call the police or alert any of your uncles. Not that alerting your uncles would help – there are only a handful left that aren’t in the psychopath’s gang, and all of your good uncles are effeminate and no good in a fight anyway. Very much like me.
I hope that while Your Mother is being raped and beaten unto death, and you yourselves are picked-off one by one, that you will be consoled knowing that I have been saved any public humiliation, and, I repeat, that I am fully aware of what is happening to you, and that I am close to you in prayer.
My advice is, appease the psychopath that calls himself your “active father”, and maybe he will kill you last. That’s what I am going to do.
Pray for me, and be consoled by my awareness of what is happening to you and my closeness to you in prayer-
Your “Contemplative Father Emeritus” (at least that’s what I call myself)
Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, the one and only living Pope, and by far the worst Pope in history.
After reading and re-reading Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Letter, I must add this postscript, and do so happily. Pope Benedict said,
“What must be done? Perhaps we should create another Church for things to work out? Well, that experiment has already been undertaken and has already failed.
I dare say that this could be the first step in Joseph Aloysius Ratzinger coming to grips with Vatican II and His culpability therein. If so, it is a glorious leap forward for the Pope and the Church, Ratzinger himself being so deeply tied to the Council, to admit its failure. Some will say, “He is talking about Protestantism.” Don’t be so sure. I don’t think he would refer to the Lutheran revolt and schism as an “experiment”. The Holy Ghost is afoot. Stay hopeful! Pray for Pope Benedict! He has so few people left that don’t hate him, or are aggressively indifferent to him.