Monthly Archives: April 2022

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 nine years are proof of this in and of themselves.  Who could have EVER foreseen this mess? Or that it would drag out this long, with every day being yet another opportunity for it to be rectified… easily. With one Cardinalatial press statement.

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.  

Can. 359 When the Apostolic See is vacant, the college of cardinals possesses only that power in the Church which is attributed to it in special law.

Can. 359 — Sede Apostolica vacante, Cardinalium Collegium ea tantum in Ecclesia gaudet potestate, quae in peculiari lege eidem tribuitur.

Folks, the very first clause is the punchline in this situation: WHEN THE APOSTOLIC SEE IS VACANT.

What this Canon does is 100% prohibit and utterly nullify ANY conclave convened while the Petrine See is STILL OCCUPIED, that is, NOT VACANT – no matter what the circumstance, including totally unprecedented circumstances, such as this current situation of Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger trying to partially resign only the administrative/governance ministerio, and “expand” the Petrine Office/Munus into a “collegial, synodal, shared ministry”.

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 simple common sense.

THEREFORE, the Bergoglian Antipapacy would INSTANTLY be publicly recognized as totally null, and every document, every bit of heresy, idolatry 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. We can, should and I believe MUST continue to storm heaven asking God to fix this mess by any means necessary, worldly, supernatural, or a combination of both.

I have ZERO doubt that it will happen. Antipope Bergoglio WILL be publicly recognized as an Antipope, and his every utterance and deed whilst usurping the Petrine See will be nullified. AND Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger will be publicly acknowledged as having been the one and only Vicar of Christ, uninterrupted, from April ARSH 2005 until whatever future date whereupon he dies or VALIDLY resigns according to Canon Law.

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, outside of which there is no salvation.

Happy 9th Van Down By the River Day!

Today, April 30, is the the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, and also the NINTH (!!) anniversary of my vacating of my old real estate holdings and officially entering into my status of living in the proverbial “van down by the river”.

Here are just a few of the illiterate laywoman Catherine’s words to remind us why she is a Doctor of the Church, defender of the Papacy, and our dear patroness:

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”

Yes, Ma’am.

“Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’t look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.”

Yes, Ma’am.

“You are rewarded not according to your work or your time but according to the measure of your love.”

Yes, Ma’am.

He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined. Leave it all to Him, let go of yourself, lose yourself on the Cross, and you will find yourself entirely.

Yes, Ma’am.

Preach the Truth as if you had a million voices. It is silence that kills the world.

Yes, Ma’am.

A soul cannot live without loving. It must have something to love, for it was created to love.

Yes, Ma’am.

It is only through shadows that one comes to know the light.

Yes, Ma’am.

To the servant of God… every place is the right place, and every time is the right time.

Yes, Ma’am.

Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.

Yes, Ma’am.

We are of such value to God that He came to live among us… and to guide us home. He will go to any length to seek us, even to being lifted high upon the cross to draw us back to Himself. We can only respond by loving God for His love.

Yes, Ma’am.

We’ve had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues. I see that the world is rotten because of silence.

Yes, Ma’am.

Strange that so much suffering is caused because of the misunderstandings of God’s true nature. God’s heart is more gentle than the Virgin’s first kiss upon the Christ. And God’s forgiveness to all, to any thought or act, is more certain than our own being.

Yes, Ma’am.

You must believe in truth that whatever God gives or permits is for your salvation.

Yes, Ma’am.

Do not be satisfied with little things, because God wants great things!

Yes, Ma’am.

And of what should we be afraid? Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. We have discovered what we have to do. Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them. So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves with the sign of the most Holy Cross.

Yes, Ma’am.

Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you.

Yes, Ma’am.

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.

Yes, Ma’am.

The devil fears hearts on fire with love of God.

Yes, Ma’am.

Of course you are unworthy. But when do you hope to be worthy? You will be no more worthy at the end than at the beginning. God alone is worthy of Himself, He alone can make us worthy of Him.

Yes, Ma’am.

Dear St. Catherine of Siena, mystical bride of Christ, and our most admirable, exemplary and charitable patroness, pray for us.

The Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine to Christ Jesus, at the behest and witness of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Clemente de Torres. ARSH 1700

Sodomy: The Never Sufficiently Execrated Depravity

Today is the feast of St. Peter Canisius, Doctor the The Church.

“As the Sacred Scripture says, the Sodomites were wicked and exceedingly sinful. Saint Peter and Saint Paul condemn this nefarious and depraved sin. In fact, the Scripture denounces this enormous indecency thus: ‘The scandal of Sodomites and Gomorrhans has multiplied and their sins have become grave beyond measure.’ So the angels said to just Lot, who totally abhorred the depravity of the Sodomites: ‘Let us leave this city….’ Holy Scripture does not fail to mention the causes that led the Sodomites, and can also lead others, to this most grievous sin. In fact, in Ezechiel we read: ‘Behold this was the iniquity of Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and abundance, and the idleness of her, and of her daughters: and they did not put forth their hand to the needy, and the poor. And they were lifted up, and committed abominations before me; and I took them away as thou hast seen’ (Ezech. 16: 49-50).

Those unashamed of violating divine and natural law are slaves of this never sufficiently execrated depravity.”

-St. Peter Canisius, Summa Doctrina Christianae, III a/b, p. 455

Note what St. Peter Canisius says here quoting Ezechiel: that the CAUSES that LED to this most grievous sin (sexual perversion) are, in a nutshell, a lack or absence of Charity.  Sexual perversion is a DERIVATIVE PATHOLOGY. It doesn’t “just happen”.  You have to have the self-purgation of love from the soul FIRST.  Then the sexual perversion follows.  This is why there is no such thing as a “psycho-spiritually healthy” sex pervert.  Sexual perversion in any form is, by definition, a monstrosity. Yes, MONSTROSITY.  This is why there is no such thing as a “benign” sodomite.  Because of the antecedent pathology of lovelessness (aka Diabolical Narcissism), ALL SODOMITES, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE, ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER to others, but most especially children.

And, this quote from St. Peter Canisius should probably be framed and hanging in every home:

“Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith.”

Barnhardt Podcast #172: Forgive Me if I Don’t Shake Hands

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In this Easter Week episode we discuss the rising momentum of people waking up to the fact Benedict is the Pope, the simmering cesspool in Ukraine, the briefly televised cesspool that is/was CNN+, and lament that there will never be a movie as good as Tombstone ever again — instead we get blasphemous movies like “Father Stu.” And please pray for the conversion of and a holy death for Val Kilmer: may he be our wingman in eternity!

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Text for testing “the new Twitter” released. Copy, publish, and report results.

No, I will not be re-joining Twitter now, after ditching it nearly eight years ago at the first reports of mere shadow banning. Sorry. If I have something to say, it will be here. This is plenty, and depending upon whom one asks, and the context, there is way too much “Ann” anyway. WAY too much. HE must increase, while Ann must decrease.


Ivermectin works and is safe.

The “vaccine” is not safe and is killing people- don’t get it.

We are living in medical tyranny.

Fauci is evil.

Take off your masks; they don’t work.

Thomas Sunday: Let There Be Absolutely NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER

Today is Thomas Sunday, one of multiple appellations for the Octave Day of Easter, so called because the Gospel reading is of the “Doubting Thomas” incident on the eighth day after Our Lord’s Resurrection.

John 20: 19-31

At that time, when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together for fear of the Jews, Jesus came, and stood in the midst and said to them: Peace be to you. And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you. When He had said this, He breathed on them, and He said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained. Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe. And after eight days, again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. Then He saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see My hands, and bring hither thy hand, and put into My side; and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas answered and said to Him: my Lord and my God. Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen Me, Thomas, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. Many other signs also did Jesus in the sight of His disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, you may have life in His Name.

Here’s an amazing tidbit I just learned from Fr. Z. In the original Greek, the word for “hand” actually sometimes refers to the hand plus the wrist plus the lower forearm. In Ancient Greek, when you are speaking of just the hand proper, additional words can be added to make that precision. Given this, the reality of what exactly happened to St. Thomas might be far, far more intense that what we imagine.

Our Lord has breathed upon the other ten Apostles, minus the absent Thomas, thus imparting the Holy Ghost upon them, and giving them all the power of binding and loosing, thus instituting the Sacrament of Confession. Then, Our Lord appears to them again on the eighth day, and Thomas arrives, and puts his fingers into the finger-sized nail holes in Our Lord’s hands. Then he puts what the Greek indicates is his entire hand, wrist and lower forearm all the way into the lance wound made by Longinus in Our Lord’s thoracic cavity, at Our Lord’s command.

It is conceivably possible that Our Lord breathed the Holy Ghost upon Thomas WHILE THOMAS WAS HOLDING OUR LORD’S LUNG IN HIS HAND, and that Thomas literally touched Our Lord’s BEATING SACRED HEART, and PALPATED THE WOUND in Our Lord’s Sacred Heart.

Now, consider being Thomas and doing this, but also consider being one of the other Apostles standing there watching this happen, watching Thomas stick his hand and forearm into Our Lord’s side.

And if you’re thinking to yourself, “That isn’t possible…”, well, neither is walking through walls. The resurrected body of Our Lord is in an entirely different category. It isn’t held to the laws of the physical universe that bind us as we await our resurrection that He purchased for us.

People wonder why and how the Apostles were able to do what they did, and all but John were killed for the faith, and John was miraculously prevented from being killed, despite multiple efforts. Well, I reckon if we saw one of our friends stick his hand into Our Lord’s thoracic cavity up to the forearm, hold His breathing lung, and touch His Sacred Heart, we might be… confirmed and quickened, to put it mildly.

Click over and read Fr. Z’s full piece.

So, Happy Thomas Sunday. I hope you never think of it quite the same way again.

Timestamps for Dr. Mazza’s fantastic interview on the John-Henry Westen Show

(NonVeniMark has helpfully timestamped the video for your viewing and sharing ease and pleasure!)

00:10 Archbishop Vigano questions Benedict’s resignation

03:45 +Msgr. Bux proposes investigation

05:10 +Fr. Gruner in 2014 declares Benedict’s resignation invalid

05:45 Video of +Gruner

09:10 Power is tied to Office

10:30 Canon law itself tells us that a papal resignation can indeed be invalid

11:00 Unpacking the Latin of Benedict’s Declaratio

13:00 Munus vs Ministerium

15:15 The crisis of Ecclesiology

16:00 Bishop Arrieta on Munus vs Ministerium

18:10 Lewis and Short won’t cut it

19:00 Slowikowska on the criticality of context

20:40 Substantial Error explained

24:00 Benedict’s last General Audience

24:36 Always and Forever

25:30 Passive vs Active exercise of the Munus

27:00 Seewald money question and answer

28:26 Benedict: “The Office enters into your very being.”

32:00 Benedict: “There were no black cassocks available.”

33:30 Vatican II says, in a nouvelle way, that bishops have the power to govern solely by the fact of their consecration, not by papal mandate/jurisdiction

38:00 If Benedict believes his papal power stems back to his episcopal consecration, he believes he can never lose it

40:00 If you are resigning, you need to resign all of it, and understand you are no longer “papal” in any way

41:30 JPII says there is no such thing as Pope Emeritus

44:00 On splitting Vicar of Christ from Bishop of Rome

46:00 There can be no Vicar Emeritus… that’s heresy

48:00 All of this is Substantial Error

49:00 Does this mean his acceptance of the papacy was also invalid?

52:00 If Benedict is pope, are all of Bergoglio’s appointments invalid?

53:45 St. Cajetan on what schism is not

54:15 F. X. Werner and P. Vidal on what schism is not

55:00 Fr. Kramer’s “On the True and False Pope”

55:30 Dr. Radaelli “He is Pope, Not the Other”

56:00 Speculation on motive

58:00 Fr. Malachi Martin money quote on the False Pope

59:00 Prophecy of St. Malachy