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There WAS NO CONCLAVE seven years ago, therefore there was NOTHING to “Universally Peacefully Accept”

Canon 359 makes it forcefully clear that the College of Cardinals have absolutely zero ability or capacity to call a valid, legitimate, legal conclave while the Petrine See is occupied, no matter what, and no matter the circumstances. If they try to call a conclave while the See is occupied, no matter how much it might look like a conclave, and even if the College of Cardinals goes along with this error unanimously, it is still totally impossible for them to ever call a valid, REAL conclave so long as the See is occupied. It is ontologically impossible, per Canon 359.

So if, as happened seven years ago, an illegal, invalid, illegitimate, NULL “conclave” is called, what that actually means is that there was no conclave at all. I think perhaps people are having a hard time with the logic, specifically the Law of Non-contradiction. A null, invalid UNREAL conclave can’t both be and not be. Something can’t be both NULL and EXTANT.

Since Pope Benedict’s partial attempted resignation was canonically invalid, it was NULL, and thus Pope Benedict, as is visible to the entire world, is the one and only living Pope. Therefore, Canon 359 stands like a mighty bulwark defending the Papacy and The Church from… well, from EXACTLY what we are living through today – an Antipapacy wrought by enemies of Jesus Christ and His Holy Church.

In order for “Universal Peaceful Acceptance” to apply, we FIRST have to have something to apply it to: namely, a legal, licit, valid conclave. That is, a conclave that is real and actually exists in reality, not a NULL SET, conceived in malice, error and lawlessness.

Remember folks, ERROR HAS NO RIGHTS.


There was no legally valid conclave seven years ago, which means by logical definition that there was NO CONCLAVE AT ALL. Invalid means non-existent. It looked like a conclave, but it wasn’t a conclave. What happened in March of ARSH 2013 was a sucking maw of error and criminality. Universal Peaceful Acceptance does not apply to sucking maws of error and criminality, and thus sure as hell doesn’t sanate it, or bring into being something which cannot possibly happen – a valid conclave while the See is occupied. The College of Cardinals has zero ability to remove the Papacy from a man. Only Christ Himself can do that, and when and if Christ does it is laid out in CANON LAW.

Therefore, there was absolutely nothing in March of ARSH 2013 for anyone to “Universally peacefully accept.”

What ARE they teaching in law schools these days? Not logic, that much is clear. Thank God I just have a bachelor’s in animal husbandry and can still understand that in order for something to be “accepted”, it has to actually EXIST and have HAPPENED first – that only the Real matters, that only the Real counts.

I hope this helps.

Pray for Pope Benedict, the one and only living Pope whether he likes it or not, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.

Perspective: Influenza kills 153 people PER DAY in the U.S.

Don’t panic folks. Influenza is and always has been a killer, most especially of the elderly. Every time you see an obituary of someone over 70 dying of “pneumonia”, that’s probably influenza-caused. Two years ago, after a bad flu season, 80,000 people had died of flu in the U.S. – that was 219 fatalities per day, every day, for a year. Imagine how many non-lethal cases there were. Millions. Easily.

Every one of us has had, probably within the past decade, an influenza that killed tens of thousands of people at the same time. I had a strain of flu when I was seventeen that laid me out such that I literally could not speak. I got it from my grandmother, who was hospitalized with it for a week. I should have been hospitalized, but it was hospitalization or college, so… yeah. I went ahead and drank Gatorade at home and saved the five figures.

Why is it that people getting sick, and some people even dying from this one type of influenza is the end of the world, but people contracting and dying of the other kinds of influenza is no biggie? We all talk about “flu season” and flu “going around”. Why is this different?

And can I just say as an aside, if you freely choose to get on a giant boat with FIVE THOUSAND other people in close quarters for ten days, why would you expect to NOT contract whatever colds, flus, and whatever other mildly contagious bugs are on that boat? I cannot for the life of me understand “cruises”. Ick.

Why the difference? Hmmmm?

Just keep perspective. Millions of cases of flu per year with tens of thousands of fatalities. Every year.

Eyewitness testimony: Pope Benedict is perfectly mentally lucid

I had a face-to-face conversation yesterday with a person who had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI in Rome less than two weeks ago.

Pope Benedict is completely mentally lucid and sharp, and speaks and moves between multiple languages (that my contact eyewitnessed) with complete facility.

Pope Benedict, like almost all people over the age of 90, is thin. Almost no one weighs more at age 92 than at age 78.

+Gänswein was NOT present.

So, all claims that Pope Benedict is either senile or suffering from dementia are 100% incorrect.

I was shown a picture of the Holy Father taken by my contact, and it looked very much like the picture below. This picture is NOT from my contact, it is just very similar.

Pray for Pope Benedict, the one and only living Pope, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.

Q&A: Ann, I keep hearing that Antipapacies can only be determined after the putative Pope in question is dead. So why bother worrying about this now?

Q: Ann, I keep hearing that Antipapacies can only be determined after the putative Pope in question is dead. So why bother worrying about this now?

A: This contention is what is known at Fordham Law School as “making **** up out of whole cloth”. I believe it is a second year course.

Here is Christopher Ferrara, a vocal proponent of this madness, in the Remnant just recently:

Here, however, we encounter the question whether the Holy Ghost has allowed the Church to be afflicted for a time by a de facto antipope whose election cannot be contested and whose papacy must be presumed valid until such time as a successor Pope or Council declares otherwise.  On that vexed issue, in my view, we can have nothing definitive to say, meaning nothing by which the Church as a whole could gain operative certitude and proceed accordingly. What is certain, however, is that this Pope must be opposed in his efforts to undermine the Faith.

Wha? Where in the hell is he getting this garbage?

This contention is so stunning because it is so clearly disproven by even the most glancing, cursory examination of history. We’re talking three minutes scanning Wikipedia articles.

There have been something like FORTY antipopes in the past 2000 years, and every one was contested in real time, and most were deposed. One of the reasons that the Antipapacy of Anacletus II is so unusual is precisely because he died naturally “in office” after an eight year usurpation. St. Bernard of Clairvaux was the man who went to Rome WHILE ANACLETUS was still alive, and methodically demonstrated to the clergy and the aristocracy of Rome that Anacletus II was an Antipope, such that after Anacletus II died and his “successor” Antipope Victor IV was “elected”, Antipope Victor IV quickly repented after TWO DAYS as Antipope and presented himself to the true Pope, Innocent II. Bernard of Clairvaux and others worked tirelessly to correct the situation, remove the Antipope and restore the true Pope to the Chair IN REAL TIME. The death of Antipope Anacletus II wasn’t required- in fact, it was a tragedy that Antipope Anacletus never repented in this life!! The notion that a man MUST be left in such an enormous state of sin as being a usurper of the Petrine See without correction or remedy before he dies is abject madness. It is irrational, effeminate, and totally unchristian.

Check Petition #3 of the Matthew 17:20 intention.

A correspondent sent in the following:

We are told, endlessly, as though it were a bedrock principle of ecclesiology, that “only a future pope or council” can determine whether Bergoglio is an anti-pope.

1) Which pope or council has taught this proposition? (I.e., that the legitimacy of every putative pope is an untouchable topic until he dies.) [Answer: None. This proposition is a pure fabrication.]

2) There have been 30-40 anti-popes. How many cardinals, bishops, theologians, canonists, and saints have clamored and campaigned to remove an anti-pope while the anti-pope was alive? [Countless. Including St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Catherine of Siena and St. Peter Damian]

3) How many anti-popes have been deposed while still living? [The majority of them, thank God.]

Now, I have some more “inside baseball” for everyone that when I had it explained to me two weeks ago put even my jaded jaw on the floor.

One of the main cheerleaders for this “Antipopes can’t be determined until after the man is dead” garbage is Christopher Ferrara, as we have seen. As we have discussed in this space previously, Chris is a civil attorney who has dedicated a large part of his time to the Fatima Center, and was a “spiritual son” of the late Fr. Nicholas Gruner.

Father Nicholas Gruner was a Canon Lawyer, and determined that Pope Benedict’s attempted resignation was Canonically invalid, and was PUBLICLY a “Benedict is Pope” advocate, and Fr. Nicholas Gruner commemorated Pope Benedict at the Te Igitur until his sudden death in ARSH 2015. Fr. Gruner’s close associate in the Fatima Center, Fr. Paul Kramer, was and is likewise convinced that Benedict is Pope. Fr. Gruner specifically asked Fr. Kramer to write a book laying out their position, which Fr. Kramer has done:

On March 17, 2015, I spent the day with Fr. Nicholas Gruner in Slane, Ireland, not knowing it would be the last time we would ever meet on this earth. One of the last things he said to me was to ask me again to systematically present in book form the argumentation and evidence providing that Pope Benedict XVI did not validly resign from the office of the papacy, and demonstrate that he is still the only legitimate Pontiff of the Roman Church. He had been asking me to write on this matter for more than a year, [thus prior to March 2014] but due to other commitments, I had been unable to make any sustained effort to compete the task.

I was contacted and had a long telephone conversation with people who were involved deeply and intimately with the Fatima Center until Fr. Gruner’s death. What they told me was shocking.

Immediately upon Fr. Gruner’s death, a purge of the Fatima Center was executed driving out anyone who was sympathetic to Fr. Gruner and Fr. Kramer’s argument that Benedict is Pope.

At the time of Fr. Gruner’s death, a wealthy family in the upper Midwest was organizing a million dollar donation to the Fatima Center. When Fr. Gruner died, the family was immediately told and pressured to make the donation contingent upon driving out all “sedevacantists” who think Benedict is Pope. Does this tactic of mendaciously painting those who believe that Pope Benedict occupies the See as “sedevacantists” sound familiar? It should.

The family was persuaded, and the million dollar donation went through to the “new” Fatima Center, with with Fr. Kramer and all of the folks who were not willing to throw Fr. Gruner under the bus purged.

Now, here’s the kicker.

Who do you think was the point man who rushed to the upper Midwest to lobby this million dollar donation family in person?


As in the civil lawyer John Salza from “Siscoe and Salza”. The guys who wrote “True or False Pope” and have been the source of all of the Trad Inc. false talking points, such as “this can only be adjudicated after he’s dead” and the mendacious and perverted “Universal Peaceful Acceptance” argument – ignoring the fact that UPA only applies to LEGAL, LEGITIMATE, DULY ELECTED Popes. It doesn’t usurp sitting Popes or sanate non-canonical conclaves. Salza is also clearly a source of the use of Alinsky Rule 13 to “polarize” the opposition with false accusations of sedevacantism. He was doing it over a year before I even realized and went public that Benedict is Pope in June of ARSH 2016.

So, as always, it all goes back to the old axiom, FOLLOW THE MONEY.

Civil lawyer Christopher Ferrara coordinated with civil lawyer John Salza in ARSH 2015 to secure a million dollar donation to Fr. Gruner’s Fatima Center in the immediate aftermath of Father Gruner’s death while simultaneously using the donation to leverage the purging the Fatima Center of anyone who actually listened to and had trust in Fr. Gruner and Fr. Kramer’s discernment of the true identity of the Roman Pontiff.


To think that I ever sat at table with these people makes me throw up in my mouth a little. God forgive me. I should have known based upon who introduced me to them. Bad company flocks together. And it really is all about the damn money with these people.

Pray for Pope Benedict XVI, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.

Please Join Me: Novena to St. Raymond of Penafort, patron of Canon Lawyers, February 19-27, ARSH 2020

I am beginning this beautiful Novena prayer to St. Raymond of Penafort, patron of Canon Lawyers, today, concluding on 27 February. The text is… perfect.

Please join me. One says this same prayer every day, appended to the Rosary, before/after Mass, whatever, for nine consecutive days. I please ask those who can to join me in this.

Others I will be enjoining with this Novena are: St. Michael the Archangel, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Philip Neri, St. Peter the Apostle, St. Paul, St. Andrew, St. Athanasius, Pope St. Gregory the Great, Pope St. Pius V, St. Zaccaria, St. Vincent Pallotti, St. Anthony Abbot, St. Benedict, St. Scholastica, St. Cajetan, St. Remigius, St. Clement of Rome, Sts. John and Paul of Rome, Saints Celso and Juliano, St. Tiny Princess, My Guardian Angel, Pope Leo XIII, Blessed Charles of Austria and Servant of God Zita, Brother Thomas Pauling.


(Patron of Canon Lawyers.)

Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.

Faithful dispenser of the Mystery of reconciliation! It was from the Heart of the Incarnate God, that you did draw the sweet charity, which made you the friend of the sinner.

You did love your fellowmen, and did labor to supply all their wants, whether of soul or body.

Enlightened by the rays of the Sun of Justice, you have taught us how to discern between good and evil, by giving us those rules whereby our wounds are judged and healed.

Rome was the admirer of your knowledge of her laws, and it is one of her glories that she received from your hand the Sacred Code whereby she governs the Churches of the world.

Excite in our hearts, O Raymond! that sincere compunction, which is the condition required of us when we seek our pardon in the Sacrament of Penance.

Make us understand both the grievousness of mortal sin, which separates us from our God for all eternity, and the dangers of venial sin, which disposes the tepid soul to fall into mortal sin.

Pray, that there may abound in the Church men filled with charity and learning, who may exercise that sublime ministry of healing souls.

Preserve them from the two extremes, of rigorism which drives to despair, and of laxity which flatters into sloth.

Revive amongst them the study of the holy Canons, which can alone keep disorder and anarchy from the fold of Christ.

Oh! you that had such tender love for captives, console all that are pining now in exile or in prison; pray for their deliverance; and pray that we all may be set loose from the ties of sin, which but too often make them, who boast of their outward liberty, be slaves in their souls.

You were the confidant of the Heart of Mary, the Queen of Mercy, and she made you share with her in the work of the Redemption of Captives. You had great power with this Heart, which, after the Heart of Jesus, is our hope.

Pray for us to this incomparable Mother of God, that we may have the grace to love the Divine Child she holds in her arms. May she be induced, by your prayers, to be our Star on the Sea of this world, more stormy far than that which you did pass, when sailing on thy miraculous barque.

Remember, too, thy dear Spain, where you did pass your saintly life. Her Church is in mourning, because she has lost the Religious Orders which made her so grand and so strong: pray that they may be speedily restored to her, and assist her as of old.

Protect the Dominican Order, of whose Habit and Rule you were so bright an ornament. You did govern it with great prudence, whilst on earth; now that you are in heaven, be a father to it by your love.

May it repair its losses. May it once more nourish in the universal Church, and produce, as in former days, those fruits of holiness and learning, which made it one of the chief glories of the Church of God.

Through Jesus Christ Our Lord Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

Q&A: Ann, even if Pope Benedict were to re-submit a valid resignation, he will never publicly act as Pope again, so isn’t this all an exercise in futility?

Q: Ann, even if Pope Benedict were to re-submit a valid resignation, he will never publicly act as Pope again, so isn’t this all an exercise in futility?

A: First, never say never.  We can’t predict how this is going to play out.  Pope Benedict COULD re-assert his office.  We just don’t know, so making statements that this or that will NEVER happen is ill-advised, to put it mildly.  The past seven years are proof of this in and of themselves.  Who could have EVER foreseen this mess?

Second, I actually covered this question in my Part 1 Video on the Bergoglian Antipapacy at the 1:14:55 timestamp.

Pope Benedict submitting a valid resignation is actually one of the possible paths forward out of this mess.  It wouldn’t be ideal, but it certainly would untie a lot of knots.  Here’s why:

If Pope Benedict were to submit a valid resignation today, what that would do is PROVE JURIDICALLY BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that the resignation proffered in February ARSH 2013 was invalid.  In order to resign the Petrine Office, a man must BE IN POSSESSION OF THAT OFFICE.  It is not juridically possible to resign an office ex post facto, that is, with a retroactive efficacy.  Further, the very fact that Pope Benedict was “re-submitting” a resignation would juridically prove that the first “attempt” in ARSH 2013 was in violation of the “proper manifestation” clause in Canon 332.2 – the first attempt was so “unclear” and dubious at minimum that a second attempt was required. A doubtful resignation is no resignation at all per Canon Law.

So, what this would also PROVE JURIDICALLY BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT is that the “conclave” of March ARSH 2013 was totally invalid and null, per Canon 359.  Since the Petrine See was still occupied, the College of Cardinals had absolutely no ability or capacity to call a valid conclave.  The fact that the College of Cardinals were unanimous in their error is utterly, totally irrelevant.  The College of Cardinals cannot depose a sitting Pope by calling a conclave.  Canon 359 clearly codifies this common sense reality. The argument of “Universal Peaceful Acceptance” only applies to VALID, LEGITIMATE, LEGAL conclaves, as every citation makes clear, and as comports with common sense.

THEREFORE, the Bergoglian Antipapacy would INSTANTLY be publicly recognized as totally null, and every document, every bit of heresy and apostasy peddled as winking-kinda-sorta-yes-but-no-but-yes Bergoglian faux-magisterium would be instantly recognized as the NULL SET that it is, vis-a-vis the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Now, tell me again how Pope Benedict submitting a valid resignation would be “an exercise in futility”?

What SHOULD Pope Benedict do?  Well, barring supernatural intervention, the best case scenario, as I see it, would be to re-assert his Office and act like the Absolute Monarch that he is, and then liquidate the ENTIRE College of Cardinals and re-boot it with twelve men – not bishops, but good and holy priests, simultaneously consecrate them bishops and make them Cardinals – and start over.  Also, Pope Benedict should liquidate the entire Roman Curia and reboot it, including the Vatican Gendarmerie, liquidate the Vatican Bank, and shut down the Vatican Museums which operates as a mafia.  He should also close and re-boot the Pontifical Universities in Rome, and, of course, suppress the Jesuits and the Legion of Christ.  He should put the entire German church under interdict, and depose most of the German bishops.  That would be a good start.  But, yes, I realize that this would be miracle-level stuff.  But hey, miracles can and do happen.

I hope this helps.  Pray for Pope Benedict XVI, the one and only living Pope whether he likes it or not, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.

Yet another respected Vaticanist, Aldo Maria Valli, openly expresses doubts as to the validity of Pope Benedict’s resignation


Money quote:

“After the walk, I go home, turn on the computer and find the email with a message from my friend who has long invited me to reflect on the impossibility of having a pope emeritus. I summarize it in simple terms (canonists, I apologize): since a consecration to a pope is not received, when a pope renounces his pontificate he cannot become pope emeritus, because he is no longer pope. He does not even become a cardinal again, but a bishop, and stop. Consequently Benedict XVI, with the renunciation of the ministerium but not of the munus (it would be to say the active exercise, but not the mandate) has done something that he could not do and therefore his renunciation is invalid. But if his renunciation is invalid, the conclave that followed it is also invalid, and also the pope who left that conclave.

My head is spinning. What if the friend was right?”

Mailbag: “I saw them for myself….”

Dear Ann Barnhardt,

“…because Ann Barnhardt walked away from a clique of sodomite and sodophile Trad pseudo-intellectuals in Rome”

Thank God! 

I saw them for myself in Rome at Easter 2016 again when passing through. I was creeped out by over hearing men lisping camp abuse at the Italian families in the Trinita (TLM) parish. I was sick and repelled and deliberately spoke Italian and avoided them- like the plague. 

Why? Why? Why? 

I kept saying this to myself. 

Why are these people infecting the Church.

Your whole narcissist expose has explained it. 

May God quarantine them in an earthly penitentiary, far from people seeking sanctification in this life, like some virus and pray that their guardian angels help them recover sanity. It is possible – like Joseph Sciambra.

Thank you.

God bless you as always.

Testimony: I never met one lesbian in Rome. Only sodomite men.

Clarification is being sought, and I am happy to provide it.

I never met one lesbian in Rome. Not one. Ever.

Traddydom is infected by sodomite MEN. “Liturgical fetishists”. Hag fags.

I think lesbians are totally repelled by Tradition. I have never, to my knowledge or even to my gaydar, met a lesbian Trad. Ever, anywhere. Sodophile fag hags? Yes. Absolutely. But not lesbians.

I hope this helps.