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The Papacy Is…

You HAVE read J. Michael Miller’s ARSH 1979 dissertation, “The Divine Right of the Papacy in Recent Ecumenical Theology” of course, HAVEN’T YOU?  It is a Rosetta Stone-esque synthesis of the massive Teutonic Theological Academy’s writings in the mid-20th century on the “need” to “fundamentally transform” the irrelevant, illegitimate and expired Monarchical model of the Papacy by essentially dissolving the Petrine Office into a collegial, synodal Petrine Ministry or Function.  Why?  To appease the Lutherans (and Anglicans to a lesser degree) of course! And to conform the Papacy to the new, modern, democratized world!

And also, if we’re going to be perfectly blunt, because the Freemasons need the Papacy destroyed in order to bring their “one world religion” and one world government, together referred to as the “New World Order”, to fruition.  The number one target of the Freemasons since their formation in London in ARSH 1717 has been the Papacy.  All wars and revolutions instigated by Freemasonry over the past 300 years have had as a key objective the elimination of monarchy from the face of the earth, precisely as a stepping stone to the REAL GOAL of eliminating the Papacy. American Revolution. French Revolution. Italian Revolution. World War I.  Etc.

Perhaps it would help to define some terms.  So, some definitions, just for those who might not have actually read or watched anything I have presented on the topic of the Bergoglian Antipapacy, but are reading this:

THE PAPACY IS IRREVERSIBLE:  This means that the Papacy can not be ABOLISHED.  In reading the Miller dissertation, and then the rest of the Teutonic Academic writings of the late 20th century, one sees the argumentation of the far-left, with Hans Kung and Johannes Neumann at Tubingen in the 1960s (contemporaneously with Ratzinger) at the forefront, that the Papacy could and should be ABOLISHED ENTIRELY, that the Papacy is “reversible”.  The total abolition (reversal) of the Papacy is what the question of Irreversibilty addresses.  It has NOTHING to do with Papal resignations. Relative “moderates” such as Walter Kasper and Karl Rahner argued that total abolition would be too aggressive a play, and that the Papacy should rather be “demythologized” by being gradually essentially dissolved from an Office into a broad collegial synodal ministry, which is essentially the Lutheran model.  This is referred to as the Hypothesis of Dissolution.

THE PAPACY IS IMMUTABLE:  This means that the Papacy cannot be changed from the Monarchical form established by Jesus Christ Himself.  The Teutonic Theological Academy of the late 20th century from Walter Kasper to Karl Rahner to Joseph Ratzinger broadly agreed that the Papacy was mutable, that is, CHANGEABLE, and should be changed to “update” it and make it “relevant to a modern, democratized world” and to appease schismatics.  This error of “demythologization” is the soil from which Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger’s Substantial Error of February ARSH 2013 grew, and is how it came to pass that he proffered an attempted PARTIAL resignation with the intention of “fundamentally transforming the Petrine Office into a collegial, synodal, shared ministry consisting of an active member and a passive, contemplative member”, which thus rendered the attempt invalid by the law itself per Canon 188, thus resulting in the See never being vacated.  Thus, per Canon 332.2 which states that the College of Cardinals have NO AUTHORITY with regards to Papal Resignations, the only determiner of validity being Canon Law itself, a completely invalid, non-canonical, UNREAL, faux-conclave was what what was convened in March of ARSH 2013, and spewed forth from its deepest bowels Antipope Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Petrine OFFICE:  The Petrine Office (munus) is a state of BEING.  Joseph Ratzinger IS the Pope.  George Washington WAS the first President of the United States.  When Queen Elizabeth dies, Price Charles WILL BE the King of England.  In order to resign an OFFICE, one must resign BEING the Officeholder.  One cannot resign an Office by declaring that one will no longer exercise a specific activity that derives from that Office.  One cannot resign the Presidency by declaring that one will no longer exercise the duties of Commander in Chief, but will continue to come to the White House every day, be called “Mr. President”, deliver the State of the Union address, and issue Presidential pardons.

Petrine MINISTRY: The Petrine Ministry (ministerium) is a collection of ACTIVITIES that are derivative of the Petrine Office.  The exercise of the Petrine Ministry (sometimes called “Petrine FUNCTION” by the Teutonic Theological Academy) is NOT required in order to hold the Petrine Office.  We know this from logic, because a man who is stricken with illness (as most men are at the end of life), in a coma (as Pope JPII was in the hours after he was shot), or imprisoned (as numerous Popes have been) and are thus totally incapable of carrying out the MINISTERIAL ACTIVITIES of the Papacy, such as teaching, legislating, adjudicating and presiding, DO NOT LOSE THEIR OFFICE.  It is impossible – IMPOSSIBLE – to argue honestly that “Office” and “Ministry” are synonymous, MOST ESPECIALLY IN THE LEGAL SENSE, because the two words belong to two completely different categories: BEING (office), and DOING (ministry).  This is why Canon 332.2 explicitly states that a Papal resignation MUST resign the MUNUS, which is at its root simply a recapitulation of the Natural Law (aka COMMON SENSE). Saying, “I’m not going to answer the phone anymore, I’ll stand aside so someone else can do that, but I’ll still be here…” is NOT resigning. In the case of the Papacy, no valid resignation, NO VALID CONCLAVE POSSIBLE. Period.

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I hope this helps.

A much-needed respite. Men chanting a Marian Antiphon in a gorgeous Italian church, with an “Old Roman” drone. Heaven sounds like this…

Longtime readers of this space know, and most agree, that “Old Roman” chant with that SUBLIME drone underneath is one of my favorite things, and should be revived. Immediately. We have the ability. Talk about “reform”.

Many people say that it sounds… almost muslim, except it is consonant (good), not dissonant (hellish). Musloid screeching is hellishly dissonant. For a reason. What people then soon realize is that the musloids STOLE and then PERVERTED true pious chant into their satanic dissonant screeching from the Old Roman chant they heard first in South-Central and South-West Europe.

Here is the Orbis Factor troped Kyrie.

And HERE is one of the more edifying things I’ve seen recently. This is just hours old… So heavenly….

NonVeni Crosspost: Jesus doesn’t require any “secret codes” for men to be saved. The Church is VISIBLE, including at her Earthly Head.

NonVeni Mark hit one out of the park answering common questions about Pope Benedict’s substantial error. It’s so good I’m cross-posting it in full.

I’m reminded after reading this of the so-called “Siri Thesis”, in which some sedevacantists today hold that Cardinal Giuseppe Siri was elected and became Pope in ARSH 1958 at the conclave following the death of Pope Pius XII, but was forced out by Freemasons, and thus ++Siri was the “hidden Pope” until his death in ARSH 1989.  The problem with this is obvious: If ++Siri were the Pope “in pectore” and he never said one word to anyone, including before or immediately after his death through a last testament, that would make ++Siri a moral monster, subjecting the Church to FOUR Antipopes (John XXIII, Paul VI, JPI, JPII). This is madness, and the smearing of the character of a very holy man. Just think how selfish, cowardly and effeminate ++Siri would have had to have been to commit such an act of violence against Holy Mother Church and the Papacy.

In the same vein, trying to delude oneself into thinking that Pope Benedict is playing some monstrous game of 15-D underwater chess crossed with Pink Slip Chicken at the proverbial quarry, is not only wrong, but assumes a moral monstrosity on the part of Pope Benedict that would be right up there with Judas Iscariot.

Substantial Error on Pope Benedict’s part is by far the most charitable motive, and the most clearly visible. Coercion, which may well be in play as we all suspect, would still require a cowardice and a fear of martyrdom on Pope Benedict’s part, which may or may not be true. “Pray for me that I not flee for fear of the wolves.”

Here is Mark’s piece, in full. Pay special attention to the point about the heresy of GNOSTICISM, that is, the notion that salvation requires some sort of secret knowledge or code which only a self-proclaimed “elite” have access to.  No. Our Lord doesn’t play those sorts of morally revolting games. Put another way, Jesus Christ isn’t a jerk. EVERY PERSON is loved by Him infinitely, and He wills the salvation of EVERY human being. “Secret Codes” with regards to His One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, outside of which THERE IS NO SALVATION, is internally contradictory. The Church cannot be both VISIBLE as the synthesis of her four marks (One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic), and simultaneously INVISIBLE, requiring a secret code, held by an imagined “elite” to see. The Church is always HIGHLY VISIBLE, including at her earthly head, perhaps even most especially when she is in ECLIPSE. Eclipses are terrifyingly visible.

I’ll conclude with a comment left by longtime reader and fellow devotee to Our Lady under her title of “Virgin of Revelation“, Debbie:

Thank you Mark. This makes much more sense to me, as I too wanted Pope Benedict to be playing “15 dimensional chess”. It seemed to me to be the kinder and more charitable position. But in reality it is not….it’s deceptive as you point out. It is GOD who will use BXVI’s substantial error to play 15 dimensional chess.

Four Questions for the BiP crowd who maintain Benedict knew what he was doing, did it on purpose, and remains the only true pope with his own full knowledge and consent


The “full knowledge and consent” part will become important, gravely important, in a moment. First, a few words of introduction.

In this post, we address those commentators who believe with moral certitude that Benedict is still the one true pope, but profess against the Substantial Error theory of Benedict’s invalid resignation. These include Estefania Acosta, Patrick Coffin, and Andrea Cionci. While they all 100% see Benedict’s resignation as invalid, or they might say not even attempted, and hence, Bergoglio was never pope, their theory is that the invalidating act was executed by Pope Benedict on purpose, in order to protect the Church and the papacy from the ascendant anti-church. With forces rapidly closing in, Benedict, in a masterstroke of Teutonic brilliance, pulled off the switcheroo right under everyone’s noses, using code words, subtle phrasing, and delaying its effect for 17 days but then letting that 17th day pass without ever signing anything. He modeled all this on a strategy built centuries ago by European monarchs to protect their thrones via feigned regency. Benedict knew what he was doing, it has nothing to do with an imagined Expanded Petrine Ministry. He intended to retain the full papacy, to declare the Seat “impeded,” and this is in fact (and in law) what he did. If my summary of their position is inadequate, I am open to correction.

I have attempted private communications on this and have found the responses lacking. There have since been several essays made public, so I’m not breaching any confidences. Most recently, Coffin published the English translation of Cionci’s open letter to Ann Barnhardt and Dr. Mazza. I greatly respect everyone in this fight who come to it with integrity. I will fully admit to being wrong if my questions can be answered in an orthodox way, but also in a way that fits with the evidence at hand. What we cannot accept is circular reasoning or “begging the question…” We cannot allow answers like “your assertion is obviously incorrect because my base premise is the true one.” I am not here to attack anyone, I am here to attack arguments. Actually, I’m not really even offering counter-arguments, because we are in mutual agreement on so much of the evidence at hand. I’m simply pointing out the logical consequences, if their arguments and conclusions are correct. So let us begin.


Question One: If Pope Benedict executed his non-resignation (grave matter) with full knowledge and full intent, how is it that he is not in a state of mortal sin for doing so? The three conditions have been met (grave matter, full knowledge, full assent of the will). A valid pontiff, crowned by Christ himself, executes one of the greatest deceptions in the history of the Church, and he is a brilliant strategist for doing so? How can that be? While God can and does allow good to come out of evil, God never condones the doing of evil in the hope of a good outcome. God doesn’t do “the ends justify the means,” ever. And while Pope Benedict could have theoretically gone to Confession the evening of 28 Feb 2013, he could not have received valid absolution, because valid absolution requires a firm purpose of amendment, and in cases where the effect of certain sins can be rectified, then rectification is a necessary component of the penance. In which case he persists in mortal sin, NINE YEARS later. Which brings us to…

Question Two: If Pope Benedict executed his intentional grave deception in order to save the Church from the wolves, what then of the Faithful? Not a word from Benedict about the apostasy of his “successor” who all the world thinks is pope? This is the most grave mortal sin of SCANDAL. Benedict has willfully (according to their theory) lead a billion souls to believe a heretical, blaspheming, demon-worshiping apostate is the true pope of the One True Church. How many people have been led astray, accepted heresy and easy sin, and gone to their eternal reward in such condition? I will tell you how many: 70 MILLION. That’s how many Catholics have died in the last nine years, two months. Pope Benedict is (according to their theory) intentionally sitting by, petting his cat, knowing he is still the only true pope, knowing that Bergoglio is an antipope, perfectly happy to have 70 million souls going to their Particular Judgment thinking Bergoglio was pope and his magisterium authentic. If so, this is an awful test of God’s bounteous mercy, and it makes Benedict a monster.

Aside: I will admit, and this is damning with faint praise, but we do know Benedict Ratzinger is capable of deception. Why? Because it was Cardinal Ratzinger as head of the CDF who authorized the fake news text of the 13 May 2000 announcement by Cardinal Sodano of the true Third Secret of Fatima. A total deception, and one that curiously has direct implications into what we are discussing here. Funny that. There was also that time he claimed he was forced to continue wearing papal white because no other colors were available.

Question Three: What was it, exactly, that Benedict did actually resign (or intend to resign) when he read out the Declaratio? It is clear from the text that he intended to resign something, leaving aside the question of whether or not it was effective. In the key phrase of the document, he is clearly resigning, or intending to resign SOMETHING. Look at the English, look at the original Latin, or watch the video. “I renounce the ministry” … while we can argue whether or not the words took effect, we cannot claim he did not say those words. Canon Law demands that we respect the meaning of words, the context, and the mind of the legislator:

Can. 17. Ecclesiastical laws must be understood in accord with the proper meaning of the words considered in their text and context. If the meaning remains doubtful and obscure, recourse must be made to parallel places, if there are such, to the purpose and circumstances of the law, and to the mind of the legislator.

Question Four: Since Gnosticism is heresy, how are the faithful to approach the “Ratzinger Code” in an orthodox manner? The evidence for the Substantial Error theory is all out in full view for anyone to see, not just for those with eyes to see, if you know what I mean. We all agree on the visual evidence; a five year old could see it. We all know how Benedict’s further writings, and his words in the Seewald interviews, point to something other than what is commonly accepted, but that much is evident from the actual meaning of his words, not code words. Saying that the common lay faithful need access to a secret code to discern who is true pope seems… rather problematic. Implying that knowledge of this secret code is necessary to find and follow the true Church and achieve one’s salvation is… you see what I mean. So how to approach this in an orthodox manner?

Honest questions deserve honest answers.

I confess, I wanted this idea of intentional obfuscation to be true for quite some time, before the Code Theory even existed. I wanted Benedict to be the 15 dimensional chess player, the brilliant Bavarian who outsmarted all the traitors. But the practical consequences on the ground these nine years later are too much to bear. I will also admit, it is highly irregular and it does hold water that the day of 28 Feb 2013 came and went without Ratzinger actually signing anything before or after he got on the helicopter. Italian canonists were calling it out in real time. I see this as a third way he may have retained the papacy whole and entire.

Hold fast, folks. Things are happening.

The Voice of a Stranger. Of Wolves, Faithless Hirelings, Antipopes, and the Critical Necessity for the Smelly, Unlettered Sheep to Discern the Voice of the Good Shepherd


This is a quote from Fr. Linus Clovis from a speech he gave to the Rome Life Forum on 18 May, ARSH 2017.  This is a clear, succinct definition of the current situation, and as with all statements that are true and clear, it carries a tremendous capacity to both edify and console.

The virile man wants to know what is going on around him. He wants a clear, accurate description of objective reality, no matter how ugly, because the virile man is constantly seeking to formulate and execute the best possible response and path forward.  The virile man does not ever plop down on the ground, declare the situation too difficult or too unpleasant, and disengage in favor of a quietistic, passivistic, self-righteous pity-party.  I am reminded of the great line uttered by then-Colonel Chesty Puller at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir: “We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.” Puller’s line could be applied without modification to the situation in the Church today.

When it comes to the supernatural reality of The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, this process of synthesizing the dataset and finding the one true answer is obligatory, precisely because we know that The Church is Real, it is Visible, and the Gates of Hell will not prevail against it.  We KNOW that there is a visible, knowable truth in this situation, and that the response and path forward is not only discernible, but is discernible by laymen – that is, “the sheep”.

DO NOT for a moment be browbeaten into believing the lie that unless you have a degree in Theology, are a Canon Lawyer, or are a cradle Catholic, that you are unqualified to engage your intellect and discern the “voice of the shepherd” from that of the faithless hirelings and the wolves. This lie is in direct opposition to the Good Shepherd Discourse – the words of Our Lord and Savior Himself.  

I am hard-pressed to think of a group of people who have been as much of a collective failure over the past fifty years as Catholic Theologians, Canonists and cradle Catholics. Remember, these are the very people who sat and watched in a state of complete flaccidity the near-total destruction of the Catholic Church and the de facto apostasy of something like 90% of Catholics in the West, and did basically nothing to stop it.  The notable exception would, of course, be Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.  

How many dissertations have been written and man-hours consumed trying to square the circle of the OBVIOUSLY failed Second Vatican Council? How much time has been wasted on the pipe dream of “reforming” the Novus Ordo liturgy? How exactly does one “reform” something that was conceived in malice in the first place?  Meanwhile, back at the ranch, well north of 95% of Catholics today contracept without any hesitation or qualm, and north of 60% say they are in favor of sodomitical pseudo-marriage. Given this, I am further hard-pressed to think of a group of people who so lack the self-awareness to recognize their own truly catastrophic failure, and will still, with straight faces, appeal to their academic credentials, and even more laughably to their ETHNICITY as a proofset of their exclusive competence.

Furthermore, precisely because we will all stand alone before Jesus Christ at our Particular Judgments, and God being a loving, merciful God, the Divine Providence has unfolded such that the words of Christ to the disciples of John the Baptist echo through time with the same strength and volume as the day they were first uttered: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen.  The answer is obvious.  It is right in front of you. Christ always, always lays a path. That path is narrow, and there are gates along the path that we all must pass through, but THERE IS A CLEAR, OBVIOUS, VISIBLE PATH.

And so, slowly, slowly, more people are acknowledging the obvious: Bergoglio is an Antipope.  Further, they are realizing that it was the invalidity of Pope Benedict’s “partial resignation”, which, again, is GLARINGLY OBVIOUS given all of the evidence, first and foremost being Pope Ratzinger’s words, followed by Pope Ratzinger’s peculiar and totally unprecedented actions, and requires the willful suspension of disbelief at the absolute minimum to ignore.

It bears mentioning at this point that there are still far more people acknowledging the truth of the Bergoglian antipapacy than it would appear.  Most “trad Catholic” websites are still actively, aggressively purging all mention of this Antipapacy qua antipapacy from their comment boxes, and many dedicate a non-trivial amount of time to ad hominem attacks and outright defamation, causing many people to recoil for fear of being called “crazy”, “dippy” and most pathetically, “sedevacantist”.  I have said it before and I will say it again: to hurl the accusation of “sedevacantism” at a person who argues that the entire issue is the fact that Pope Benedict XVI is the one and only living Pope, and has been all along, is not only flatly mendacious, it is a tacit admission of failure.  Since they can’t honestly engage the dataset without having a big fat knot form in the pit of their stomach, a knot which indicates that they need to acknowledge a truth that would A.) cost them donation revenue OR, B.) cost them their job, retirement benefits, or potential for career advancement and/or C.) cause them to be shunned from their (oftentimes extremely dubious) social circles, the only response they can make is to lash out in anger, sadly falling for the satanic gambit of making a binary objective state, namely the occupancy or vacancy of the See of Peter, into a political football and schoolyard taunt implying mental instability and a tendency toward subscribing to irrational conspiracy theories.

What I hear from people consistently is that the explanation of what has happened with regards to the invalid partial resignation of Ratzinger, and the subsequent Bergoglian antipapacy is entirely logical, and beyond that is completely backed-up by all of the objective evidence AND Canon Law, and ties together not only the myriad prophecies of both the ascendancy of an apostate church seated in Rome, but also reconciles the words of Our Blessed Lord, especially with regards to His promises to us about the special nature and protection that the Petrine See would carry throughout time.

One of satan’s most clever chess maneuvers has been the setting up of the board such that the Office of the Papacy is under attack by both sides.  Clearly, Antipope Bergoglio is consciously hellbent on destroying the Church, and also the Papacy itself, because the Papacy is the Rock upon which Christ built and sustains The Church. Antipope Bergoglio’s power comes not from Christ, because Bergoglio is of the antichrist, and may well be the False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist, the anti-John the Baptist.  Antipope Bergoglio’s power comes from pure thuggery, and capitalizing on the faithlessness, blackmailable degeneracy, fear and intense effeminacy of the clergy today. Bergoglio desires, consciously, to utterly and permanently destroy The Church and stand astride its broken corpse, establishing an apostate anti-church which will hail him as its founder.

BUT, what we also see, and what more and more people are noticing, is that the people of the so-called “Trad-right” of the spectrum who refuse to acknowledge the Bergoglian antipapacy qua antipapacy are ALSO frantically tearing down the papacy, because the only way they can come anywhere close to coherence is to argue stridently that which NOT ONE OF THEM would have argued ten years ago today, namely that the Papacy is and always has been of minimal import, and that everything Bergoglio has said and done is completely within the bounds of Our Lord’s promises to Peter, which really didn’t mean much at all, as it turns out.  

In other words, to confess Bergoglio as Vicar of Christ, one must necessarily adopt a completely Protestant and schismatic view of the Petrine Primacy.  And so, while satan’s black pieces have the king in check, white, with each move, abandons and exposes the white king, preferring instead to form a defense around a small, dimwitted, psychopathic BLACK PAWN.

Which brings up another point to ponder.  If, solely for the sake of argument, we say that Bergoglio is, in fact, the pope (which he isn’t and never has been), and that everything he has done is completely “within bounds” with regards to the special protections of the Petrine Office, and given that evil never, ever rests… WHY DIDN’T THIS HAPPEN A LONG TIME AGO?  

If the Pope has the capacity to literally destroy the Church, or as Professor Josef Seifert put it, “destroy the entire moral doctrine of The Catholic Church” – a statement which has got Professor Seifert FIRED by his FrancisApostateChurch Archbishop – why, oh why, didn’t satan do this a LOOOOOOONG time ago?  Why didn’t Paul VI Montini, sodomite, Commie-lover and all-around bad man, do it?  Why didn’t Alexander VI Borgia, between sex romps with Giulia Farnese and goodness knows what other whores, do it?  Why didn’t Pope Benedict IX, a man that St. Peter Damian accused of homosexuality, pedophilia and bestiality, and called “a demon from hell in the disguise of a priest”, WHY DIDN’T HE DO IT?

The answer is simple and obvious to anyone who believes in the words of Our Blessed Lord.  None of these men were able to do what Bergoglio has done and continues to do, because all of these men were The Vicar of Christ.  As such, they were given the supernatural NEGATIVE PROTECTION that is intrinsic and unique to the Papacy, and is a key reason why so many of us converts entered The Church.  Someone HAS to be in charge.  The buck HAS to stop with someone.  And precisely because, after reading about some of the deplorable scoundrels that have occupied the See of Peter over the years, what do we see?  Not one of them ever overturned the table, or even tried.  In nearly 2000 years, only a supernatural protection could explain the continuous existence of the Church Militant and the consistency and coherence of its infallible teaching.

The reason Antipope Bergoglio continues to do that which would be metaphysically impossible for a Pope to do, is because Bergoglio isn’t the pope.  With Antipope Bergoglio, satan is unhindered by the Petrine Promise, and thus we have on this chessboard a black pawn who can move to any square, at any time, and not only does white raise no objection, white is ignoring its own king and actively protecting and enabling the black pawn.

The challenge from here forward will be to discern when the apostate anti-church which is currently still occupying the same sacramental, liturgical and juridical space as the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, finally breaks away.  A word of consolation: while I obviously can’t predict what exactly the “breaking away” will look like, I can say this with confidence: It will be obvious to those not blinded by their own effeminacy.  God is not a jerk, and He isn’t trying to give us “the shake”.  When it happens, we will know it.  Sadly, MANY people, including many people who profess “Traditional Catholicism” will follow Antipope Bergoglio into the apostate anti-church, and will do it proudly. And many so-called Trad Catholics are actively singing the praises of the schismatic Eastern Orthodox and declaring Vatican I and formally defined dogma to be “wrong”.  I am reminded of Our Lord’s words in John 16: “the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God.”

Finally, the only way to be able to discern the sound of a beloved’s voice is by having a personal relationship with said person.  In this case, the only way to be able to discern the Voice of the Good Shepherd, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is to have a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with Him.  The two main ways of accomplishing this are The Sacraments and PRAYER.  No prayer, no relationship.  No relationship, no way to discern His Voice. For rote prayer, nothing beats the Rosary.  Such richness of contemplation!  Also, every day should include, if possible, time before Our Lord reposed in the Tabernacle, with you “just looking at Him”, while He just looks back at you.

I will conclude with Canon 748:

Can. 748 §1. All persons are bound to seek the truth in those things which regard God and His Church and by virtue of divine law are bound by the obligation and possess the right of embracing and observing the truth which they have come to know.”

I hope this helps.

Pray for Pope Benedict, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church in terrifyingly visible eclipse, outside of which there is no salvation.

Q&A: Hey Ann, can Substantial Error be objectively demonstrated?

A: Of course it can. Why would Canon Law specifically provide for it if it were impossible to identify and demonstrate? That would be irrational.

What does Substantial Error mean?

Ignorance or misjudgment about the essential nature, main terms, or principal motive of the object of an act.

Pope Benedict’s failed attempted partial abdication violates all three terms in this definition.  The essential object of the act of resignation of the Papacy is the renunciation of the OFFICE (MUNUS).  This is explicitly laid down in Canon 332.2, simply confirming common sense. As we have discussed several times before, an OFFICE is a state of BEING.  In order to resign the papacy, you have to renounce BEING the pope, that is, holding the OFFICE.  MINISTRY (MINISTERIUM) refers to things that the Pope may or may not elect to DO or be able to DO as a result of BEING the Pope, such as teaching, governing and presiding.  

A MINISTERIUM is derivative of the MUNUS.  Ministries are OPTIONAL CONTINGENT ACTIVITIES of the ontological state of BEING the holder of the Petrine OFFICE.  As we have said before, these two MAIN TERMS, OFFICE and MINISTRY, belong to completely different categories, ‘being’ and ‘doing’, and thus can not now nor ever be argued to be synonymous in English or any other language. They are not metonyms, and certainly not in the hyper-precise realm of Canon Law. You can’t see a term in Canon Law, crack open the Lewis and Short Latin Dictionary and pick whichever listed synonym from the Classical Latin literary mega-oeuvre floats your boat.

“…I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome…”

As we have seen from the mountain of data already cited in this space, Pope Benedict’s PRINCIPAL MOTIVE in proffering his invalid attempted partial abdication of only the “Active Petrine Ministry” for “the governance of the Church” seems to have been openly long-discussed and longed-for by 20th Century Teutonic theologians, as well as Freemasons looking to destroy the Catholic Church by dissolving the Petrine OFFICE – the last remaining monarchy – into a “demythologized, collegial, synodal ministry”. A second co-extant PRINCIPAL MOTIVE seems to also be coercion, which is covered discretely as an invalidating factor in Canon 188.

The “always” is also a “for-ever” – there can no longer be a return to the private sphere. My decision to resign the active exercise of the ministry does not revoke this. I do not return to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences, and so on. I am not abandoning the cross, but remaining in a new way at the side of the crucified Lord. I no longer bear the power of office for the governance of the Church, but in the service of prayer I remain, so to speak, in the enclosure of Saint Peter. Saint Benedict, whose name I bear as Pope, will be a great example for me in this. He showed us the way for a life which, whether active or passive, is completely given over to the work of God.

Pope Benedict XVI, “Final” Wednesday Audience, 27 February, ARSH 2013

Since the Petrine OFFICE, established by Jesus Christ Himself, cannot be “fundamentally transformed” nor “expanded”, the PRINCIPAL MOTIVE of the OBJECT OF THE ACT was defective, that is, SUBSTANTIALLY ERRONEOUS.

Can. 188 A resignation made out of grave fear that is inflicted unjustly or out of malice, substantial error, or simony is invalid by the law itself.

Hang in there, everybody!  If you are a person who is unsure of what exactly the heck is going on with Antipope Bergoglio and the Catholic Church, my advice to you is:


-KEEP READING, KEEP RESEARCHING, KEEP THINKING, KEEP PRAYING. Ask the Holy Ghost to direct you to all Truth, and to illuminate the path.  Remember, the Visibility of the Church is NOT a matter of how many people see it, or claim that they can’t see it.  The Church will always be visible – lit up by the Light of Christ – but people fallen into the darkness of sin will be blinded to it. Imagine Ray Charles standing on the Las Vegas Strip.  Ray’s blind.  He can’t see it.  That doesn’t mean that Las Vegas is “invisible”. It just means that Ray is blind.

Remember the Prologue of St. John’s Gospel: And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. Et lux in tenebris lucet, et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt.

-Finally, stay humble, which does NOT mean check your brain at the door.  My new favorite saying comes from Our Lord’s words to St. Catherine of Siena: “Do you know, dear daughter, who you are, and who I AM? You are she who is not, and I AM, instead, THE ONE WHO IS.  Never forget this, and you will never be deceived by the enemy.”  

God is infinite love, goodness, truth, beauty, fidelity, power, justice, mercy, sovereignty, wisdom, holiness and faithfulness. If you put the reality of WHO GOD IS at the center of everything and never, ever forget it, you won’t need to have a degree in theology, or be a canon lawyer – heck, you won’t even need to be able to READ.  On the other hand, deny ANY of these attributes of God, or even just FORGET about them, and the Deceiver will pounce.

I hope this helps.

“20 September 2019

According to your request, I impart my Apostolic Blessing to you, your staff, and to those you care about.

Yours in the Lord,

Benedict XVI”

Bill Gates, Diabolical Narcissist Psychopath who PARALYZED 490,000 children in India, gives every indication of having a GROTESQUE SEXUAL FETISH centered on forced injections, NOT a desire to help.

Fact: Bill Gates ran with the pedophile and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.  Gates flew on Epstein’s jet, when Gates’ INTEREST INCOME could literally be quoted in “Gulfstreams per minute”.

At Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in ARSH 2011, from left: James E. Staley, at the time a senior JPMorgan executive; former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers; Epstein; Bill Gates, Microsoft’s co-founder; and Boris Nikolic, who was the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s science adviser. Epstein’s imprisonment for child sex was ARSH 2008-2010.

FACT:  Gates imposed a “vaccination” regime in India that consisted of up to FIFTY doses before a child turned five.

FACT:  As a direct result, 490,000 Indian children were PARALYZED.

FACT:  The Indian government threw Gates’ organization out of the country.

FACT:  Bill Gates, after PARALYZING nearly half a million children DIDN’T EVEN FLINCH WITH REMORSE OR HORROR AT WHAT HE HAD DONE, but instead mashed the throttle on executing a plan to mandate “injections” on THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE, with engineered total economic collapse and man-made famine being the means of coercion, which is now playing out in real time.

MY CONCLUSION:  Pundits are attributing Gates’ actions to a “desire to save the world” or even to a desire to “micromanage the planet”.  The micromanagement, yes, including massive population reduction and mass sterilization.  A desire to “save the world?” NO WAY.

Let me put out there what I suspect MANY people are thinking:  I suspect that there is a FETISHISTIC component to this.  If Gates were morally sane and not a conscienceless psychopath, if he were actually motivated by a desire to HELP, the paralyzing of half a million children in India would have been PERSONALLY devastating.  Can you IMAGINE being responsible for something like that?  Not only was Gates NOT horrified – he was enflamed.  He needs MORE.

This maps EXACTLY to Gates’ psychopathic glee at destroying the economy, and now setting up the conditions for literal FAMINE and STARVATION. Meat animal production is imploding as we speak.  Crops are being plowed under.  All for absolutely no reason: a seasonal chest cold, and the diktat of the madman Bill Gates.  Gates has zero empathy.  Human beings are objects to be used to feed his perverse desires and fetishes.

Injecting people with drugs is a known sexual fetish – look at the notorious Hillary Clinton fundraiser and best-bud of Adam Schiff, Ed Buck. It clearly indicates an obsession with power over others to the point of life and death.  No one seriously thinks that Bill Gates is NOT obsessed with God-like power over human life.

Remember, ALL species of sexual perversion proceed from DIABOLICAL NARCISSISM.  For Diabolical Narcissist psychopaths, power dynamics and violent, perverted sex/sodomy are almost always intertwined.  It would be foolish to think that such is NOT the case with Gates.  All the signs are there.

“Come to Daddy…”

Nurse Claire posts at NonVeniPacem on the Infant Formula War. First link contains a recipe for homemade formula.

Post #1 (recipe included!!!)

Post #2, excerpt. Do read the whole thing!

Currently, the U.S. is seeing its inventory of infant formula reduced by over 43%. The reasons for this are numerous, but make no mistake: this is by design. As with COVID and the intentional collapse of the healthcare system, there is a concerted effort here to collapse the food supply. Why? Well, when governments create a crisis, they can present a solution, and further line bureaucratic pockets and empower themselves. Exhibit A: Bill Gates has been waiting in the wings with his new “environmentally-friendly” infant formula, designed to be a greener alternative to conventional baby formula. 

You know – because your newborn’s carbon footprint is just too intolerably large.  Clearly this crisis is about both power & money. American politicians and power-brokers have colluded to create a perfect storm which would stoke hysteria among parents of hungry babies and cause them to demand a solution….

Barnhardt Podcast #173: Plumbing the Depps

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In this episode we discus a few different effects of sin-induced stupidity: from the follies of an anti-Pope, the demonic rage of pro-abortion radicals in the streets, the west daring Putin to launch nukes, self-mutilation through plastic surgery and self-immolation through Hollywood marriage (*cough* Johnny Depp! *cough*). While it’s natural to reminisce about the Good Ole Days it’s supernatural to keep our focus on eternity and earning our spot in the Beatific Vision!

****ERROR ALERT! 🚨 St. Matthew the Apostle and St. Matthew the Evangelist are definitely the same person!

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Mailbag: A Wife Repents – “the most potent, troubling parts of my marriage/child rearing, have been due to my usurpation of my husband’s rightful authority.”



Lemme tell you… It has recently come to my attention, in a smack-you-in-the-face-drop-to-your-knees kind of way, that the most potent, troubling parts of my marriage/child rearing have been due to my usurpation of my husband’s rightful authority.

Our Father, in His infinite MERCY and GOODNESS, has let me fall face first into my own pile of prideful excrement, left reeling with the realization of my enormous sin.

Had I not the comfort of Christ’s love and forgiveness in the form of the sacraments, I could easily despair. But I am comforted.

The best remedy has been: To SHUT UP and GET IN THE KITCHEN.

I’m not even joking. I have been humbled. Thanks be to God.

Mrs. X