Monthly Archives: December 2022

When Cardinal Manning Prophesied Exactly What We Are Living Through, Including the City of Rome Losing the Vicariate of Christ. (Anyone still living in Rome would do well to get out ASAP.)

“The writers of the Church tell us that in the latter days the city of Rome will probably become apostate from the Church and Vicar of Jesus Christ; and that Rome will again be punished, for he will depart from it; and the judgment of God will fall on the place from which he once reigned over the nations of the world. For what is it that makes Rome sacred, but the presence of the Vicar of Jesus Christ? What has it that should be dear in the sight of God, save only the presence of the Vicar of His Son ? Let the Church of Christ depart from Rome, and Rome will be no more in the eyes of God than Jerusalem of old. Jerusalem, the Holy City, chosen by God, was cast down and consumed by fire, because it crucified the Lord of Glory; and the city of Rome, which has been the seat of the Vicar of Jesus Christ for eighteen hundred years, if it become apostate, like Jerusalem of old, will suffer a like condemnation. And, therefore, the writers of the Church tell us that the city of Rome has no prerogative except only that the Vicar of Christ is there ; and if it become unfaithful, the same judgments which fell on Jerusalem, hallowed though it was by the presence of the Son of God, of the Master, and not the disciple only, shall fall likewise upon Rome.

The apostasy of the city of Rome from the Vicar of Christ, and its destruction by Antichrist, may be thoughts so new to many Catholics, that I think it well to recite the text of theologians in the greatest repute. First, Malvenda, who writes expressly on the subject, states as the opinion of Ribera, Gaspar Melus, Viegas, Suarez, Bellarmine, and Bosius, that Rome shall apostatise from the faith, drive away the Vicar of Christ, and return to its ancient paganism.* Malvenda’s words are: “But Rome itself in the last times of the world will return to its ancient idolatry, power, and imperial greatness. It will cast out its Pontiff, altogether apostatise from the Christian faith, terribly persecute the Church, shed the blood of martyrs more cruelly than ever, and will recover its former state of abundant wealth, or even greater than it had under its first rulers.”

Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, “The Present Crisis of the Holy See”, ARSH 1861, pg 87-88

Pope Benedict is dead. For the first time since ARSH 2005, the See is Vacant and we are in an Interregnum. Pray for Pope Benedict, for the Papacy in se, and for Holy Mother Church. And steel yourselves.

Yes, the 1958 Sedevacantists AND the “Fwanciss is definitely Pope, stoopid!” contingent are already sending spiteful, mocking emails. I’ll post some later so you can see their hissing, pride-soaked venom as they try desperately to hold the irrational premise that the objective binary reality of Pope Benedict being dead and the See being vacant for a matter of minutes is “exactly the same thing” as the error and corollary IDEOLOGY that there has been no Pope since the death of Pope Pius XII sixty-four years ago in ARSH 1958.

I’m happy to let them vent not only their spiteful rage, but their dishonesty – because I don’t believe that any of them are stupid enough to not savvy the difference. But what they ARE trying to do is convince as many “normies” as possible of the lie that it IS the same, thus sowing chaos, error and confusion exactly like the enemy who came into the wheat field and sowed the weeds.

Pray for Pope Benedict, and pray especially the “fiat voluntas tua”, “Thy will be done,” of the Pater Noster, and mean it.

Steel yourselves. The removal of the Restrainer in 2 Thessalonians 2 before the final advent of the Antichrist, whom Antipope Bergoglio has been and will no doubt continue preparing the way for, seems to be happening. The Pope qua Pope, Peter as the Vicar of Christ on Earth and visible head of the Church on Earth, is, for now, removed.

We have no idea how the Divine Providence will play out, but we do know with perfect confidence how the story ends, and who triumphs. And so, as we mourn the death of Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, and we gaze upon the See of Peter, vacant for the first time since April ARSH 2005, we can truly say and mean:

This is the LORD’S doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

Pope St. Sylvester, pray for us.

St. Benedict, pray for us.

St. Joseph, pray for us.

Our Lady of Copacabana, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us, on Joseph Ratzinger, and on Your Holy Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation.

Pope Benedict reportedly “lucid and alert” while in renal failure. PRAY FOR HIM.

Let us continue to fervently pray the Matthew 17: 20 Intention. If Pope Benedict dies with the status quo unchanged, petitions 2 and 4 will obviously be altered to reflect the vacancy of the Petrine See for the first time since April ARSH 2005, and prayers for the repose of Pope Benedict’s soul. But for now, we must PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!

The Matthew 17: 20 Initiative Intentions:

-that Antipope Bergoglio be publicly acknowledged and removed as Antipope, and that the entire Bergoglian Antipapacy be publicly recognized as null;

-that Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger be acknowledged as the uninterrupted one and only living Pope since his election in April of ARSH 2005;

-that Antipope Bergoglio repent, revert to Catholicism, die in a state of grace in the fullness of time, and someday achieve the Beatific Vision;

-and that Pope Benedict XVI repent of anything he might need to repent of, die in a state of grace in the fullness of time, and someday achieve the Beatific Vision.

Nothing less will do.

St. Michael the Archangel, guardian angel of the living Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, pray for us.
St. Benedict, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.

Our Lady of Copacabana, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

I have received many emails from very worried people, and my advice is simple: Don’t worry – this situation WILL resolve, and when it does, it will be WONDERFUL. But we must continue in hope and prayer, thanking God ALWAYS that we are here, now to witness these events. The great saints begged God to be alive in OUR TIME and to see what WE ARE SEEING, and to live through what WE are living through. Our Lord loves His Holy Church, and loves every one of us, as individuals, INFINITELY. He is not trying to trick or deceive anyone. His grace is infinite, and superabundant in these days – IF we avail ourselves of it. He always, always, always provides a path forward which is visible and knowable. But the Sheep have free will, as LOVE requires, and can choose to ally themselves with the wolves, and even to jump into the gaping jaws of the wolves.

Think of The Blessed Virgin at the Foot of the Cross, as her Divine Son was mocked and heckled by those aligned with the demons. Then think of The Blessed Virgin on Holy Saturday as she held the nascent Church together in the face of not just death, but the death of God Himself. What did she say, I wonder? I suspect it was something like, Don’t worry. This situation WILL resolve, and when it does, it will be WONDERFUL. But we must continue in hope and prayer, thanking God ALWAYS that we are here, now to witness these events.

Here is a moving quote from Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Blessed Virgin Mary on Holy Saturday:

Mary alone lives in expectation of His triumph. In her was verified that expression of the Holy Ghost, where, speaking of the Valiant Woman, He says: “Her lamp will not be put out in the night” (Proverbs xxxi. 18) Her courage fails not because she knows that the sepulchre must yield up its Dead, and her Jesus will rise again to life. Saint Paul tells us that our religion is vain unless we have faith in the mystery of our Saviour’s Resurrection — where was this faith on the day after our Lord’s death? In one heart only, and that was Mary’s. As it was her chaste womb that had held within it Him whom heaven and earth cannot contain, so on this day, by her firm and unwavering faith, she resumes within her single self the whole Church. How sacred is this Saturday, which, notwithstanding all its sadness, is such a day of glory to the Mother of Jesus! It is on this account that the Church has consecrated to Mary the Saturday of every week.

Remember, these events have been prophesied IN SCRIPTURE:

-near-total apostasy from the top (check),
-a near-total loss of faith on earth (CHECK!!!),
-a False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist (the inversion of John the Baptist) whose primary agenda is to destroy marriage and family, sow utter chaos, and attack and tear down The True Church in preparation for the coming of the Antichrist (very likely Antipope Bergoglio – what would the FPFotA do differently from Bergoglio?) ,
-the ascent of an Antichurch (check),
-and the eventual removal of the “Restrainer”, the Katechon, which is understood to be the Pope qua Pope as written by The Holy Ghost through St. Paul in his Second Letter to the Thessalonians.

It’s all happening, and I’m here for it. WE’RE here for it. Our lamp will not be put out; our courage will not fail.

Pray for Pope Benedict, especially the Fourth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary, Our Lady’s Assumption into Heaven, the Fruit of which is the grace of a happy, holy, provided death.

And remember, whatever happens, however it happens, however the Divine Providence unfolds, we are called by faith, in hope to echo the words of David in Psalm 117, even if it be through tears:

This is the Lord’s doing: and it is wonderful in our eyes.
A Domino factum est istud, et est mirabile in oculis nostris.

As always, I hope this helps.

Reports that Pope Benedict is dying. The Pope is the Great Restrainer (Katechon) of 2 Thessalonians 2. Expect all hell to break loose with the Katechon – the Pope – gone.

Pray. With Pope Benedict Ratzinger gone, Antipope Bergoglio and his cabal will aggressively attempt to utterly destroy the Church Militant. They will attempt to eliminate the Mass, change the words of consecration, ratify sodomy and every type of perversion, infanticide, suicide, blasphemy, idolatry and Satanism – it will be a war of total, unrestrained attrition. All of it built upon the hamfisted deception that “Francis” is, was or ever shall be the Vicar of Christ on Earth.

And it seems that no one is willing to lift a finger to stop them. Effeminacy in extremis- utter paralysis in the face of abject, obvious, observable evil. Look at verse ten below: “…to believe lying.”

Pray. Pray for Pope Benedict. Pray for Holy Mother Church.

Here is the text of 2 Thessalonians chapter Two. This may be happening right now.

The Second Letter of St. Paul to The Thessalonians, Chapter Two

[1] And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto Him: [2] That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand. [3] Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, [4] who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God. [5] Remember you not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

[6] And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. [7] For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way. [8] And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of His mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming, him, [9] whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders, [10] And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

[11] That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity. [12] But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God, for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit, and faith of the truth: [13] Whereunto also he hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. [14] Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle. [15] Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation, and good hope in grace,

[16] Exhort your hearts, and confirm you in every good work and word.

For the You Gotta Be Kidding Me File: Why 2000 years ago there were TWO HIGH PRIESTS, one legitimate and one illegitimate and installed by… wait for it… the Roman Deep State

At the time of Our Lord’s Ministry, Passion, Death and Resurrection, there were TWO High Priests in the Temple: Annas and Caiaphas.  Luke Chapter 3…

Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of the district of Iturea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zachary, in the desert.

TWO High Priests?  Seems… odd, no?


Do you know the details of this bizarre situation? Well, pull up a chair, because this is Deja Vu all over again, folks.

Annas was the legitimate High Priest, acknowledged as such by the Jews. The High Priesthood was a life office (sound familiar?). Annas, however, had been DEPOSED BY THE ROMAN DEEP STATE, specifically by Pontius Pilate’s predecessor as Procurator of Judea, Valerius Gratus. Despite having been “deposed” by the Roman Deep State, Annas REMAINED IN THE TEMPLE holding influence and being recognized by pious Jews as the true High Priest (sound familiar?)  Gratus then illegitimately installed Annas’ son-in-law Caiaphas as … er… the “other High Priest”. Caiaphas was totally in bed with the Romans and was loyal to them and their agenda, and thus had a long tenure, being kept on as “fake High Priest” when Gratus was succeeded by Pontius Pilate.

Remember, it was Caiaphas who essentially threatened to have Pilate killed if he didn’t go along with Caiaphas’ wish to kill Jesus, the Christ. Pontius Pilate had been appointed Procurator of Judea not by Tiberius Caesar, but by Tiberius’ de facto co-ruler, Lucius Aelius Sejanus. When Tiberius turned on and then killed Sejanus, all of the men who had been in Sejanus’ circle of power, INCLUDING PONTIUS PILATE, were on thin ice with Tiberius as possibly disloyal. So when Caiaphas yelled out to Pilate “we have no king but Caesar,” and “If you release Him (Jesus), then you are no friend of Caesar’s!” what Caiaphas – who was in bed with and installed by the Roman Deep State –  was doing was clearly threatening to denounce Pilate to Rome as disloyal to Tiberius and still loyal to the Sejanus power circle. This would have meant certain death to Pilate and his family.

So, in review, there was at the time of Our Lord’s Ministry, Passion, Death and Resurrection, a legitimate High Priest, still in the Temple, still recognized by the pious faithful as the real holder of the lifetime office of High Priest, who was deposed in a Roman Deep State plot to gain control of the Temple and leverage a usurped pseudo-authority over the Jews in the person of an illegitimate anti-High Priest, who was in bed with the Roman Deep State and ended up agitating for and extorting the Roman Deep State’s toady into committing Deicide.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is an obvious parallel here between Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger as Annas and Antipope Jorge Bergoglio as Caiaphas.

And oddly, this insane “two High Priests” nonsense was tolerated and gone-along-with by the Sanhedrin, just as the Cesspool College of Bishops tolerate and go along with the Bergoglian antipapacy lo these nearly ten years now, as Pope Benedict, like Annas, still resides in the “Temple”, going along with the farce as well. What a mess.

Seeing stunning parallels within the mess like these I find to be deeply consoling and edifying.  It shows that the Divine Providence is in charge, making sure that things are HIGHLY VISIBLE, especially in these days of Ecclesial Eclipse. Secondly, this implies that those of us living through this satanic Antipapacy while the True Pope yet lives in the Vatican, are probably close to seeing Christ in Glory, as the people in the days of the “two High Priests” – one legitimate, one illegitimate, were close to the Redemption of mankind and the opening of the gates of heaven by the Eternal Sacrifice of God to God.

He WILL come again in Glory, and His Kingdom will have no end.

Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus.

I hope this helps.

St. John the Apostle, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us, on Pope Benedict, and on Your Holy Catholic Church outside of which there is no salvation.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…


Yea, LORD, we greet Thee, born this happy morning…!

Folks, let’s all have a Holy and Happy Christmas.

Thanks to Supernerd, SuperMommy, the SuperKids, Nurse Claire, Doctor Beep, NonVeni Mark and family, and Dr. Mazza and family. God bless us, everyone.

If you don’t know the three verses to Adeste Fideles in Latin and deep comprehension in English, I seriously recommend learning. Nothing brings Alpha Bravo to misty eyes in church quite like verse three (Ergo qui natus). If there is a tenor or soprano singing above the faithful… I’m toast. 😭😭😭

May the Infant Jesus and the Holy Family bless and keep you all.

Adeste fideles læti triumphantes,
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte
Regem angelorum:
Venite adoremus (3×)

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him
Born the King of Angels:
O come, let us adore Him, (3×)
Christ the Lord.


Cantet nunc io, chorus angelorum;
Cantet nunc aula cælestium,
Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo,
Venite adoremus (3×)

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above!
Glory to God, glory in the highest:
O come, let us adore Him, (3×)
Christ the Lord.


Ergo qui natus die hodierna.
Jesu, tibi sit gloria,
Patris æterni Verbum caro factus.
Venite adoremus (3×)

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given!
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
O come, let us adore Him, (3×)
Christ the Lord.


God Make You Great and Mighty, Men!

The phrase “God rest ye merry, gentlemen” is totally misunderstood by modern ears, due to the shift in the meaning of the word “rest”, which any student of a modern Romance language will know means “keep” or “remain”. (‘Rester’ in French, ‘restare’ in Italian, ‘restāre’ in Latin).  So in this case, “rest” in English means to “keep”, “cause to remain”, or simply, “make” in the modern parlance.  It does NOT mean ‘take a nap’ in this context.

“Merry” is also misheard by the modern ear as “happy”.  No, no.  Merry in early modern English means “mighty” or “great”.  Armies were described as “merry”.  As were Robin Hood’s men (saving discussion of the Robin Hood motif and its wicked socialist message for another time.)

And finally, the little comma.  Punctuation saves lives, folks.  I’ve said it for years.  (“Let’s eat Grandma!” vs. “Let’s eat, Grandma!”)

The modern ear, having misunderstood the meaning of the verb “rest” misplaces the comma thusly:

God rest ye, merry Gentlemen.

God let you take a nap, happy men.  Um… NO.

The proper placement of the comma is AFTER “merry”:

God rest ye merry, Gentlemen.

God make you great and mighty, Men!

With this in mind, let us enjoy anew this lovely Christmas Carol.  Sing along!

And, again, a blessed and very MIGHTY Christ’s Mass to you all!