Monthly Archives: February 2023
Tuesday in the First Week of Lent Roman Station Church: Saint Anastasia
Ten years ago today, Pope Benedict went on a short helicopter ride, and that’s all.
Ten years ago today I was in Rome. I went to St. Peter’s Square in the late afternoon, sat down on the south side of the Colonnade and prayed the Rosary. At 5pm the sound of the helicopter a few yards to the west, inside the Vatican, starting up and then ascending, began. Pope Benedict then flew directly overhead and away, on his way to the Papal summer residence a few miles south of Rome. It was moving. I admit that my eyes moistened. Little did I know at the time the enormity of what was happening. I had been present at the “final audience” the day before, but not speaking Italian, I didn’t understand what he had said, namely that he was only quitting “the ministry of the active governance of the Church”, but remaining “within the enclosure of St. Peter.”
In other words, not validly resigning. Not even close.
Then, after Mass, I returned to St. Peter’s Square thinking that the tolling of the bells at 8:00pm would signify the See being vacant.
As it turned out, the bells tolling at 8:00pm signified… that it was 8:00pm. And nothing more.
When Nixon resigned the Office of the Presidency, he didn’t go to Camp David, hang out for a couple of weeks, and then move back into a different wing of the White House.
It bears repeating as these concepts get more and more traction and start to sink in as Antipope Bergoglio and his criminal cabal of sodomites, Freemasons and satanists wage total war on Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church:
An OFFICE (MUNUS in Latin) imparts a state of being, which is why the verb used when speaking of an OFFICE is the verb “to be”:
Ratzinger is, but now since 12/31/2022, was the Pope.
Jorge Bergoglio is not now, never was, and never will be the Pope.
Nixon was the President.
When King Charles dies, William will be the King.
A MINISTRY is a derivative aspect of an OFFICE. The various ministries/administrative acts proceed from the OFFICE. The MINISTRIES are contingent on the OFFICE, but the OFFICE is not contingent upon any MINISTRY. This is why a man in a coma, unable to perform any ministry or administrative act (like Pope JPII, or President Reagan, after being shot) does not lose his OFFICE. When speaking of ministries/administrative acts, action verbs are used:
The Pope teaches.
The Pope judges.
The Pope legislates.
The Pope presides.
The President commands the Armed Forces.
The Sheriff enforces the law.
It is 100% false to say that the words “Office (MUNUS)” and “Ministry (MINISTERIUM)” are synonyms. Because these words address completely different categories, namely the category of BEING SOMETHING versus the category of DOING SOMETHING, there is absolutely, positively no way that they can be synonyms – and a veritable mountain of written evidence demonstrates this.
Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger did not resign the OFFICE, he resigned the ACTIVE MINISTRY OF THE GOVERNANCE OF THE CHURCH, which means, according to Canon Law, which is the arbiter of this question, backed by Jesus Christ Himself (and what you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven….) that his resignation was INVALID. Thus, Pope Benedict XVI was and remaind the one and only living Pope from his election in April ARSH 2005 until his death on the morning of December 31, ARSH 2022, these 59 days ago as this is being written, whether he liked it or not.
Thus there was no conclave in March of ARSH 2013, Bergoglio is an Antipope, a usurper, and a criminal. Nothing more. All evidence, visual, logical and dogmatic, clearly points to this. Because the Church is VISIBLE, and God is perfectly good and faithful, and His Providence always reflects this.
OFFICE = BEING SOMETHING
MINISTRY = DOING SOMETHING
So, happy 10th anniversary of NOTHING ACTUALLY HAPPENING.
Given the events of the past decade, and the fact that Pope Benedict died without having publicly rectified anything, this video is almost vomitous to watch. Pray for the repose of the soul of Pope Benedict Ratzinger. His Particular Judgment must have been… harrowing.
Monday in the First Week of Lent Roman Station Church: St. Peter in Chains
When Someone Tries To Claim Pope Benedict Ratzinger Never Said That He Intended To Only Partially Resign the Papacy…
… just remind them of this, which a reader sent in with the subject header: “How in the hell is it that I have never seen this until now?”
This, of course, is the famous quote from Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger at his “last audience” on 27 February ARSH 2013 – TEN YEARS AGO TODAY– in a packed St. Peter’s Square, and not only confirms his clear intention to only PARTIALLY abandon the Papacy, specifically the active exercise of the ministry for the governance of the Church, but also confirms that +Ganswein’s remarks at the Gregorianum on 20 May ARSH 2016 were NOT +Ganswein’s own personal fabrication, but an accurate reportage of Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger’s mindset with regards to his failed attempt at partial abdication and bifurcation of the Petrine Office.
Read it over and over again until your conscience forces you to acknowledge the truth of what it so clearly and obviously says:
“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 Ratzinger
27 February, ARSH 2013
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.
Can. 332.2 If it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone.
And so, we continue to fast and pray the Matthew 17:20 Intention without ceasing:
-That Bergoglio be publicly recognized as an Antipope and removed and that the whole of his usurpation be nullified.
-That Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger be publicly recognized as having been the one and only living Pope from April ARSH 2005 until his death on 31 December ARSH 2022, and for the Petrine See in se.
-That Antipope Jorge Bergoglio repent, revert to Catholicism, die in the state of grace in the fullness of time, and someday achieve the Beatific Vision.
-For the repose of the soul of Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger.
Our Lady of Copacabana, slayer of the Pachamama demon, pray for us.
St. Peter, pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. Benedict, pray for us.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.
First Sunday in Lent Roman Station Church: St. John Lateran
It’s Overshadowing Shoulders Sunday
Overshadowing Shoulders (The Most Holy Trinity, detail, Guido Reni)
Saturday after Ash Wednesday Roman Station Church: The Basilica of St. Augustine
“But other than that, Champ, you’re doing great.”
A heartfelt message to Dylan Mulvaney pic.twitter.com/2C6jL54Q7Q
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 14, 2023
This is my final response to the conservatives who’ve been lecturing me all week about my meanness. Yes, I’m aggressive and harsh and angry. You should be too:
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 22, 2023