Monthly Archives: August 2022

Dr. Mazza’s latest video interview with Fatima Souls.

Dr. Mazza en fuego!!! 🔥


8:30 – Dr. Mazza on “What was Benedict XVI doing?” What does Benedict think he accomplished?” He talks about the Peter Seewald interview, and other interviews and statements

11:00 – What are the criterion for being a Pope? Benedict says: the follower of peter is not merely bound to a function (being the Bishop of Rome). The idea that you can have an active Pope, and one which is not.

14:00 – Why he still gives apostolic blessings in his own name, why his title is still His Holiness, why he still wears white and lives in the Vatican.

15:00 – Benedict remains a father in a deep inward sense. Functional vs Sacred.

16:50 – Benedict’s statement about the crisis of the Priesthood after Vatican 2.

20:00 – Statements by Archbishop Georg Gänswein, secretary to Benedict.
26:00 – Benedict may have committed a “substantial error” by trying to abandon his office of pope.
29:00 – Quote from Bergoglio about the “papacy being a sacrament.” (Not in the literal sense, in the sense of it being of sacramental nature). In other words, the idea that “you can never stop being pope until death.”

37:26 – First interpretation – Benedict could resign all public-facing responsibilities, but still be pope. If he believed this, he committed substantial error.

38:45 – Second interpretation – If Benedict thought that by becoming pope gave you a permanent sacramental mission that does not stop by resigning as Bishop of Rome, then you can’t resign.

40:00 – This weekend, Saturday the 27th, there will be a consistory (election of new Cardinals) in Rome, something Francis has not had in about 7 years. However, Pope Francis may visit the shrine of St. Celestine. St. Celestine was the first pope in history to resign, and his anniversary of consecration as bishop in 1294 is this Sunday. Dr. Mazza then talks about the history of St. Celestine.
UPDATE: “Francis praises humility of 13th-century pope who resigned”

50:00 – Dr. Mazza talks about the history of papal resignations, starting with St. Clement.

53:46 – St. Pontian in the year 235.

56:00 – Pope John XII & Leo VIII in the year 963.

58:00 – Pope Benedict IX and Gregory VI

1:00:00 – Pope Innocent the 3rd in 1198 – quotes regarding the papacy being a sacrament (spiritual message).

1:07:30 – Pope Celestine the 5th’s resignation and Pope Boniface VIII.

1:11:00 – Pope Gregory the 12th in the 1400’s – three different “popes,” a Council was held in Constance in 1417.

1:15:00 – Question, Why is knowing who the Pope is important to my Faith?

1:17:45 – Question, What would be the implications for indefectibility and visibility of the church if Benedict passes away leaving Francis in place for some time? Dr. Mazza mentions Innocent II and Anacletus.

1:19:30 – Question, Would Benedict be the oldest living pope in the history of the Church? Yes.

1:19:40 – Question, If Celestine was wrong about the ability to resign, would not that make Boniface VIII an anti-Pope? If Boniface VIII, then would not his addition to the ability of a pope to resign to canon law be a nullify?

1:20:40 – Question, So if Innocent III taught magisterially that the pope is married to his Office, a bond that can only be broken by death, and then a century later Boniface VIII teaches the opposite and changes canon law, because otherwise, Boniface himself would have been antipope… where does this leave us? Would not Innocent’s teaching be infallible as defined at Vatican I?

1:23:00 – Question, If substantial error is a condition for resigning the papacy, would not it also follow that it is a condition for accepting the papacy? If so, and Benedict XVI was in substantial error even before accepting the papacy, would not that mean his acceptance was invalid and ergo he was an antipope?

1:25:00 – George asks Dr. Mazza why Benedict XVI has not put this whole mess to bed by addressing the confusion.

1:31:45 – Question, Bergoglio may not have received permission to accept the papacy from the Jesuit Superior until after his “election,” how could he have accepted without the permission?

1:33:30 – Comment, methinks this is step one of the “papal council.”

1:33:45 – George asks Dr. Mazza what would a Cardinal intervention look like if they stood up and finally called this situation a schism.

1:36:20 – Comment, The person who commented from 1:33:30 added to their comment, saying “democratization of the papacy.”

1:38:40 – Comment, Shia LaBeouf has become Catholic while portraying Padre Pio in an upcoming film. A prayer of thanks for this high-profile witness.

1:39:32 – George comments on modernism and relativism and how Francis is convincing people of new “doctrine,” how people don’t know their faith, and how people don’t know what’s going on.

1:42:50 – Sister Lucy and “diabolical disorientation.”

1:43:30 – Question, Do you think Canon 185 is being misinterpreted? It clearly seems to put forth emeritus as simply a title and not an office in and of itself.

1:44:30 – George talks about Dr. Mazza’s “Pope History” class.

1:46:00 – Transitions to a back-and-forth discussion about Fatima in general, the Miracle of the Sun, Fr. Gruner, and “public prophetic revelation.”

1:48:00 – Comment, “maybe we are supposed to be burning (chastisement).” Transitions into discussion about Our Lady’s message at Akita, about “the living would envy the dead.”Transitions to George talking about the First Five Saturdays.

1:52:30 – Question, “Can we do First Saturdays in a parish location where they are not explicitly recognized during the Mass?” Transitions to discussion regarding the requirements for the First Five Saturdays.

1:57:30 – Question, “What is to argue against a Maccabian-style operation against the Vatican, our church HQ… Is there a reason not to? At this point, what more reason do we need!”

1:58:45 – Question, “To Steel-Man the Argument: What would have to happen, or new evidence would have to emerge, for you to seriously consider that Benedict’s resignation might have been valid and Francis could be pope?”
2:00:00 – Closing statement by George: Encourage and support your priests, they are people to, and need it. Ends with a Hail Mary.

Face In The Dirt Beheading of the Greatest Man Born of Woman


The Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Detail), Caravaggio, ARSH 1608

The Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Detail), Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, ARSH 1608

Our Lord said of John the Baptist “there hath not risen among them that are born of women a greater than John the Baptist.”

John the Baptist, rather than peddle the stone-cold satanic lie that there is something between yes and no, some middle ground between true and false, some compromise between sin and not sin, a limbo between life and death, went face-down in the dirt, hands bound behind his back, as his executioner drove his knee into the small of his back, grabbed him by his hair, pulled his head back, slit his throat, first windpipe, then the jugular vein and carotid artery, and proceeded to saw his head off.

The Freemasons, Sodomites and satanists infesting and attempting to destroy the Church today would condemn John the Baptist as “unmerciful” and “afraid of change”, or of being a “traditionalist ideologue” because he refused to declare that perhaps, in certain circumstances, 2+2 doesn’t ALWAYS equal 4, because to do that, in even the smallest way, denies nothing less than REALITY ITSELF, and John knew that his Cousin was nothing and no one less than REALITY, TRUTH and LOVE Incarnate Himself.

Adultery, fornication and sodomy cannot be both sinful and not sinful at the same time.  Nothing can be one thing AND its opposite at the same time.  These are the foundations of reality itself.

To say that

2+2= 4.0000000000000000000000000000000001
is every bit as false as saying that
2+2 = 8,986,345.

If you come off of 4 IN ANY WAY, you have denied TRUTH, which is to say that you have denied the very existence of God.  And if you do this, if you peddle these lies in the pursuit of worldly power and glory, then the only way “mercy” figures into the discussion is the infinite mercy of God toward the remorseful, contrite, repentant, shriven sinner, because Chabón, you’re gonna need it.

St. John the Baptist, Beheaded, pray for us.

“Uh-GUSS-tin”, not “AUG-uss-teen”.


St. Augustine of Hippo, Gerhard Seghers, mid-1600s.

To be under pressure is inescapable. Pressure takes place through all the world; war, siege, the worries of state. We all know men who grumble under these pressures and complain. They are cowards. They lack splendour. But there is another sort of man who is under the same pressure but does not complain, for it is the friction which polishes him. It is the pressure which refines and makes him noble.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.

Put no faith in salvation through the political order.

God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.

What is reprehensible is that while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some, fearing to offend, shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice.

Because a thing is eloquently expressed it should not be taken to be as necessarily true; nor because it is uttered with stammering lips should it be supposed false.

The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.

Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.

Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved; do not despair. One was not; do not presume.

He who denies the existence of God, has some reason for wishing that God did not exist.

If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift. He will not deny us. God withholds what you are not yet ready for. He wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to say, pray always and do not lose heart.

Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.

The greatest kindness one can render to any man is leading him to truth.

Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love, and the future to His providence.

Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.

The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.

It is not that we keep His commandments first and that then He loves but that He loves us and then we keep His commandments. This is that grace which is revealed to the humble but hidden from the proud.

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.

It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all.

No one can have God as his father who does not have the Church as his mother.

Anger is a weed; hate is a tree.

Too late came I to love You, O Beauty both so ancient and so new! Too late came I to love You – and behold You were with me all the time . . .

Better that I find You, God, and leave the questions unanswered, than to find the answers without finding You.

The Third Barnhardt Axiom

Barnhardt Axiom #1: If you can’t stand in front of it and physically defend it with a rifle, then it isn’t really yours, and probably never was.

Barnhardt Axiom #2: The culture has degraded such that seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office.

BARNHARDT AXIOM #3: If full-on kinetic World War 3 breaks out, the worst possible outcome for humanity would be that the former-US/Washington DC regime win.

In the style of Paul Harvey, here is “The REST of the Story” about King St. Louis IX…

Over the transom…


The sainted king told me that several people among the Albigenses came to the Count of Montfort, who was then guarding the land of the Albigenses for the king, and asked him to come and look at the body of our Lord, which had become blood and flesh in the hands of the priest. And the Count of Montfort said, “Go and look at it yourselves, you who do not believe it. As for me, I believe it firmly, holding as holy Church teaches of the sacrament of the altar. And do you know what I shall gain,” said the count, “in that during this mortal life I have believed as holy Church teaches? I shall have a crown in the heavens, above the angels, for the angels cannot but believe, inasmuch as they see God face to face.”

He told me that there was once a great disputation between clergy and Jews at the monastery of Cluny. And there was at Cluny a poor knight to whom the abbot gave bread at that place for the love of God; and this knight asked the abbot to suffer him to speak the first words, and they suffered him, not without doubt. So he rose, and leant upon his crutch, and asked that they should bring to him the greatest clerk and most learned master among the Jews; and they did so. Then he asked the Jew a question, which was this: “Master,” said the knight, “I ask you if you believe that the Virgin Mary, who bore God in her body and in her arms, was a virgin mother, and is the mother of God?” And the Jew replied that of all this he believed nothing. Then the knight answered that the Jew had acted like a fool when—neither believing in her, nor loving her—he had yet entered into her monastery and house. “And verily,” said the knight, “you shall pay for it!” Whereupon he lifted his crutch and smote the Jew near the ear, and beat him to the earth. Then the Jews turned to flight, and bore away their master, sore wounded. And so ended the disputation.

The abbot came to the knight and told him he had committed a deed of very great folly. But the knight replied that the abbot had committed a deed of greater folly in gathering people together for such a disputation; for there were a great many good Christians there who, before the disputation came to an end, would have gone away misbelievers through not fully understanding the Jews.

“And I tell you,” said the king, “that no one, unless he be a very learned clerk, should dispute with them; but a layman, when he hears the Christian law mis-said, should not defend the Christian law, unless it be with his sword, and with that he should pierce the mis-sayer in the midriff, so far as the sword will enter.”

“The most terrifying force comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left alone…”

“The most terrifying force comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left alone. They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love. They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it. They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they lived them, are over.

The moment the Men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these Men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror.

TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy… but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Author Unknown

He just wanted to be left alone.

Dr. Mazza Live Interview on the Invalidity of Pope Benedict’s attempted partial resignation Thursday August 25th at 7pm Eastern!

Dr. Mazza live interview this Thursday 25 Aug @7pm Eastern: Register here to watch for free!

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Since LOTS of people have asked: The “Siri Thesis” – NO, I don’t believe it is true.

The “Siri Thesis” is the conjecture that Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, the relatively orthodox Cardinal Archbishop of Genoa, Italy, was actually elected the Pope in the Conclave of ARSH 1958 after the death of Pope Pius XII, and thus remained the “hidden Pope” until his death in ARSH 1989.

I DO NOT believe this happened – but I do think that it is possible that Cardinal Siri won a ballot in the conclave of ARSH 1958, AND DECLINED TO ACCEPT THE PAPACY.

As we have covered in this space before in a guest post by Mr. Mark Docherty, the Papacy is bestowed upon a man, elected by the College of Cardinals, SOLELY AND DIRECTLY BY CHRIST WITHOUT INTERMEDIARY when and ONLY WHEN the man ASSENTS.  The Papacy is NOT bestowed upon a man by the College of Cardinals, nor even by the Church Herself.  So, even if a man wins a ballot, if he declines – FOR WHATEVER REASON, EVEN COERCION – Christ DOES NOT AND WILL NOT force-bestow the Papacy on anyone, ever. Makes total sense, right? God is a Gentleman, AND the best Human Resources Manager ever. For Christ to bestow the Papacy on a man who does not assent – FOR ANY REASON – would yield chaotic madness.  Chaos is of the devil.  Order and rationality are of God.

Cardinal Siri was an orthodox prelate – as it turns out, one of the last – and he never, ever gave ANY public indication of any kind that he was the Pope.  Consider for a moment what it would mean, both about Cardinal Siri’s personal character and morality AND about the VISIBILITY of the Church, which includes AT HER EARTHLY HEAD, if Cardinal Siri had, until his dying breath, engaged in a massive deception, resulting in multiple Antipapacies AND a vacant See after his death in ARSH 1989.  Sorry, but it is a terrible insult to Cardinal Siri to think that he would have done such a thing. Such a willful deception would be intrinsically wicked, devoid of ANY pastoral concern for the faithful.

So what about Pope Benedict Ratzinger?  Isn’t this situation very similar?  NO.  IT IS NOT SIMILAR AT ALL.

Pope Benedict XVI is in SUBSTANTIAL ERROR about the canonical validity of his attempted partial abdication in February of ARSH 2013.  He apparently mistakenly thinks that what he did in attempting to only partially quit “the active governance of the Church”, “fundamentally transforming” the Papacy into a “collegial, synodal, shared ministry” was “in bounds”, and even in the best interests of the Church.  Yeah – I know.  I’m shaking my head, too.  Hey, he has earned the title “worst Pope ever” for what he has done, fair and square.

Furthermore, Pope Benedict XVI has remained TOTALLY VISIBLE AS THE POPE, retaining the dress, title, style (His Holiness), residence inside the Vatican, and even still gives the Apostolic Blessing specifically using the possessive pronoun “MY” – “My Apostolic Blessing”.

This is “God writing straight with crooked lines” in making sure that even in Pope Benedict’s ERROR, he is still, quite stunningly, VISIBLE TO ALL THE WORLD AS THE POPE.  Pope Benedict XVI asked Cardinal Brandmuller in a letter a couple of years ago, “What would you have me do differently?” with regards to his post-February ARSH 2013 actions.  The answer, IF Pope Benedict’s resignation had actually been VALID, is EVERYTHING.  ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.  Pope Benedict has done EVERYTHING exactly the OPPOSITE of ALL past precedent regarding valid Papal resignations. This is nothing less than the Divine Providence lighting this circus up like the Las Vegas Strip.

The Divine Providence, in His Goodness and Perfection, would have it no other way, since VISIBILITY of the Church, including at her earthly head, is the synthesis of the Four Marks of the Church – One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. God LOVES us.  God isn’t a ginormous jerk who is trying to trick us and give us the shake.  Quite the opposite.  He is “bending over backwards” in this totally bizarre and unprecedented situation to not just leave a trail of breadcrumbs, but to illuminate the trail with the Light of His Truth and Goodness.

I never cease to be amazed by the POWER of the Divine Providence.  God does WHAT He wants, WHEN He wants, WITH WHOM He wants – while always respecting the free will of every human being, which is the absolute mind-blower. We know intellectually what the word “omnipotent” means, but… whoa.  When you see it manifest, it rocks you.

So, bottom line, no, absolutely not, I do not believe that Cardinal Siri was ever Pope, although I think it possible that he could have won a ballot and declined, even possibly under nefarious pressure. Winning a ballot does NOT make a man the Pope.  ASSENTING makes a man the Pope, with the Office bestowed DIRECTLY and without INTERMEDIARY by Jesus Christ Himself.  To argue that Our Lord would bestow the papacy upon a man saying “NO!” for any reason is essentially to deny that man has free will, and assert that God Himself is an irrational, loveless bully (sounds kinda like “allah”, doesn’t it?)

Pray for Pope Benedict, still reigning whether he likes it or not, and for the Papacy, and for Holy Mother Church, spotless, indefectible, immutable and VISIBLE, outside of which there is no salvation. Don’t forget to enjoin St. Michael the Archangel, protector of the Petrine Office AND guardian angel of the Sovereign Pontiff!

I hope this helps!

Here is the closing of the ARSH 2017 letter from Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger to Cardinal Brandmuller that leaked a while back.

“Let us pray, as you did at the end of your letter, that the Lord comes to the rescue of His Church. I bless with my apostolic blessing,


Benedict XVI”

Mit meinem apostolischen Segen bin ich….