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Hey, Remember When Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos Notified Pope Benedict of a Threat to His Life Announced in China by Cardinal Romeo ONE YEAR TO THE DAY BEFORE Pope Benedict faux-resigned?

(I originally published this in October of ARSH 2019.  Since then, the head of the Vatican Police, Domenico Giani, has been fired; the Chinese Catholics have been back-stabbed and sold out to the Chinese Communist Party; it has been revealed that the Chi Comms have bought the Vatican for $2 Billion per year and that the Vatican is actively facilitating the Chinese colonization of Italy; Cardinal Zen expects to be arrested at any moment; just yesterday Antipope Bergoglio censored out a statement of support for Hong Kong in his Sunday Angelus stunt; and Pope Benedict went to be with his dying brother in Bavaria and was ordered home within hours, and was not permitted to attend his brother’s funeral. Oh, and there is that small matter of the entire Church being put under de facto interdict due to a fake panic over a seasonal cold virus that originated in China.  And that’s just a very, very short list.  The point is, nine months has added tremendous context to this information.  CONSILIENCE, even.)

Here is the algorithmic translation of a news story detailing a death threat against Pope Benedict, announced by Cardinal Romeo while on a trip to China, that was delivered to Pope Benedict, his Secretary of State, AND Domenico Giani by Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, which appeared in Il Fatto Quotidiano, an Italian newspaper, on 10 February, ARSH 2012 – one year to the day BEFORE Pope Benedict announced his canonically invalid partial abdication.  I am posting the entire piece here so as to get the text, in English, out onto the search engines.  HERE IS THE ORIGINAL LINK.

Note that +Viganò was ALREADY blowing the whistle on corruption, even back in ARSH 2011-2012.  And we all wonder why +Viganò is in hiding for fear of his life.

Also note that the point is made in this piece that even Pope Benedict’s so-called “ally”, Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone, hated Pope Benedict and wanted him out.  Talk about being surrounded.

I find it so very, very odd that pretty much everyone takes it for granted that Domenico Giani’s “resignation” was clearly coerced and involuntary, but the same people argue that it is categorically impossible that Pope Benedict was coerced in any way.  Between this and the Vatican being thrown off the SWIFT money transfer system… Well, it seems as close to obvious as you can get.

Canon 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.


“Conspiracy against Benedict XVI within 12 months he will die “

Marco Lillo, 10 February, 2012

A note delivered a month ago by Cardinal Castrillon, to the pontiff’s knowledge, reports what was said by Cardinal Romeo, archbishop of Palermo, last November in some talks in China: “His interlocutors have thought, with fear, that a attack against the Pope “. There is also the name of Scola as a possible successor. Lombardi, spokesman of the Holy See: “So unbelievable that one cannot comment”

Mordkomplott. “Death Plot”. It is impressive to read black and white on a strictly confidential and confidential document, published exclusively by the fact that an authoritative Cardinal, the Archbishop of Palermo, Paolo Romeo , predicts the Pope’s death by November 2012 with alarming certainty. the security with which it was predicted, suggests to the cardinal’s interlocutors the existence of a plot to kill Benedict XVI . The note is anonymous and bears the date of December 30, 2011 . It was delivered by the Colombian Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos to the secretariat of state and to the Pope’s secretary in the first days of January (2012) with the suggestion to carry out investigations to understand exactly what he did and with whom the Archbishop Romeo spoke in China.

The Pope was informed of the content of the memo in mid-January last directly by Cardinal Castrillon during a private hearing and the Pope must have made a jump in the chair. The document opens with a premise in capital letters: “Strictly confidential”. Probably the men who take care of the Pope’s security – starting with the Vatican Gendarmerie led by the former Italian secret service agent, Domenico Giani – are trying to verify the circumstances in which those terrible predictions and their credibility were pronounced. It has always been rumored about the Vatican conspiracies and many books have been written on the suspicious death of John Paul I first . Here, however, we are faced with an absolute novelty. No one had ever written down the hypothesis of a conspiracy to kill the Pope. A plot that could take place from now until next November and which is inserted in the document in a disturbing analysis of the divisions within the Church that they see opposed the Pope and the Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone on the eve of an alleged succession, which we hope will instead be far away in time.

THE PLOT AND THE PROTAGONISTS

According to the reconstruction attributed by the document to Archbishop Romeo would be Angelo Scola , archbishop of Milan, the successor designated by Pope Ratzinger. The document in possession of the Fact is written in German, probably because it is fully understood only by the Pope and his close collaborators and compatriots, such as Monsignor George Ganswin . Begins with a long bold “object”: “Journey of Cardinal Paolo Romeo, Archbishop of Palermo, to Beijing in November 2011. During his talks in China, Cardinal Romeo prophesied the death of Pope Benedict XVI within the next 12 months . The Cardinal’s statements have been exposed, as a person probably informed of a serious criminal plot, with such certainty and firmness, that his interlocutors in China have thought with fear, that an attack against the Holy Father is planned”.

After this explosive premise, the text is divided into three paragraphs, each with a title in bold. The first is “Journey to Beijing”; the second “Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone” and the third is “Succession of Pope Benedict XVI”. The first paragraph reconstructs the strange journey to China made by the Archbishop of Palermo, Paolo Romeo, an influential figure in the Church: 73 years old, nominated Cardinal in the Consistory of November 20, 2010 by the Pope, he will participate in the next Conclave. Born in Acireale from a rich and numerous family Romeo is an extrovert, a lover of good food and technology, so much so that on the site of his Archdiocese we read “Follow us on Twitter” which he said “the Lord could have used for the ten commandments”. After a long career that brought him to the Philippines, Venezuela, Rwanda, Colombia and Canada he was appointed Nunzio in Italy and in 2006 when the president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference was to be appointed, he promoted a consultation among all Italian bishops, never authorized and disavowed by Benedict XVI.

Cardinal Castrillon de Hoyos was also disavowed by the Pope for his letter of 2001 in which he complimented a French bishop convicted of not wanting to report to the civil authorities one of his priests, guilty of child sexual abuse. Castrillon, older than Romeo, belongs to the more traditionalist current of the Church and in 2009 as president of the Commission ” Ecclesia Dei “, when he dealt with the Lefevbrians , he did not report to the Pope the danger represented by the anti-Semitic positions of Bishop Williamson . At 80, in 2010 he is a pensioner and will not participate in the next conclave. Castrillon perhaps feels Romeo’s visit to China as a field invasion. A country in which a harsh repression is underway against the Christian community that refuses to submit to the regime. According to what is written in the document, however, Romeo would not have dealt with this: “In November 2011 Cardinal Romeo went on a tourist visa to Beijing, where, in fact, he met no member of the Catholic Church in China, but men Italian businessmen, who live or rather work in Beijing, and some Chinese interlocutors. In Beijing, Cardinal Romeo said he was personally sent by Pope Benedict XVI to continue, or better to verify, the talks begun by Cardinal Dario Castrillón Hoyos in March 2010 in China. He also said he was the Pope’s designated interlocutor to deal with the issues between China and the Vatican in the future “.

THE THREE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DOCUMENT

In the first paragraph the anonymous extensor of the document handed over to the men of the Secretary of State Bertone and of the Pope from Castrillon basically draws a Romeo a little braggart. The archbishop of Palermo is credited as an old friend of Cardinal Castrillon, an expert on relations with clandestine churches since his experience in the Philippines, and even as a member of a sort of secret directory that would govern the Church of Ratzinger. “Cardinal Romeo surprised his interlocutors in Beijing by informing them that he – Romeo – would form with the Holy Father – Pope Benedict XVI – and Cardinal Scola a troika. For the most important questions, therefore, the Holy Father would consult with him – Romeo – and with Scola ”.

Then comes the paragraph on the criticisms that Romeo would have addressed to the head of the Church Government, the Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone . “Cardinal Romeo has sharply criticized Pope Benedict XVI, because he would mainly deal with the liturgy, neglecting the” everyday affairs “entrusted by Pope Benedict XVI to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State of the Roman Catholic Church.” Not only: Bertone and Ratzinger are described as a couple of litigants forced to live together in the Leonine walls: “The relationship between Pope Benedict XVI and his Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone would be very conflicting. In an atmosphere of confidentiality, Cardinal Romeo reported that Pope Benedict XVI would literally hate Tarcisio Bertone and willingly replace him with another Cardinal. Romeo added, however, that there would not be another suitable candidate to hold this position and that for this reason the Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone would continue to carry out his task “.

At this point, after having premised that “even the relationship between the Secretary of State and Cardinal Scola would be equally adverse and tormented,” comes the paragraph in which we deal with the succession of the Pope, who would see Cardinal Scola in a privileged position , always close to Communion and Liberation . “In secret the Holy Father would be dealing with his succession and would have already chosen Cardinal Scola as a suitable candidate, because he was closer to his personality. Slowly but surely he would be thus preparing and training to fill the post of Pope. On the initiative of the Holy Father – so Romeo – Cardinal Scola was transferred from Venice to Milan, in order to prepare himself calmly from there for his Papacy. Cardinal Romeo continued to surprise his interlocutors in China – the document delivered by the Colombian cardinal to the Pope continues – in China continuing to transmit indiscretions ”.

And here, after having examined the picture of conflicting relations within the Vatican in view of the succession to Ratzinger, Romeo, according to the note, would have thrown the bomb at his interlocutors: “Self-confident, as if he knew it with precision, Cardinal Romeo announced that the Holy Father would have only another 12 months to live. During his talks in China he prophesied the death of Pope Benedict XVI within the next 12 months. The Cardinal’s statements have been exposed, as a person probably informed of a serious criminal plot, with such certainty and firmness, that his interlocutors in China have thought with fear, that an attack against the Holy Father is planned ”. To credit the veracity of the facts reported the document maliciously clarifies: “Cardinal Romeo felt safe and could not imagine, that the statements made in this round of secret talks could be transmitted by third parties to the Vatican.”

SUCCESSION, DISSENT AND THE BIG VATICAN

The closure is dedicated to the central theme that obviously distress the author: the succession to Ratzinger: “Equally sure of himself Romeo has prophesied that, even now it would certainly be although still secret, that the successor of Benedict XVI will in any case be a candidate of Italian origin. As described above, Cardinal Romeo emphasized that after the death of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Scola will be elected Pope. Scola would also have important enemies in the Vatican. ” The Fatto yesterday evening contacted the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, by phone to ask for the official position of the Vatican on this document but his response was: “Publish what you believe but take responsibility. It seems to me something so out of touch with reality that I don’t even want to consider it. It seems incredible and I don’t even want to comment. ”

An attitude of total denial of facts that seems questionable because the document raises important questions not only about the health and safety of the Pope but also about the situation that is, to say the least, disconcerting the Church is facing. Benedict XVI is the head of one of the most widespread religions on earth. For Catholics (1.2 billion in the world) it is the guardian of the doctrine and – beyond the veracity of the statements contained in the note that must be verified – this text must be brought to the attention of public opinion. A similar letter is not a question that can remain confined to the epistolary circuit between gendarmes, the Secretariat of State and cardinals, but it must be explained to Christians more and more astonished by what they read in the newspapers. The Fatto has already published on February 4 (2012) the letter of the Nuncio in the United States, Carlo Maria Viganò , former secretary of the Governorate of the Vatican City, in which the archbishop formulated very serious accusations about corruption, thefts and false invoices inside the walls Leonine and accused Monsignor Paolo Nicolini , director of the Vatican Museums, of alleged crimes. Then we published an exclusive document on the Aif-Uif reports that documented the Vatican’s decision not to provide bank information prior to April 2011 to the anti-money laundering authorities. Now we discover a document in which we speak without hesitation of certain death of the Pope and we are even told of a possible plot to kill the Pope. For this reason, the note on the Pope’s death must be published: so that if coram populo is verified the origin and truthfulness and above all because finally the Holy Roman Church leaves the silence and explains to its faithful (and not only to them) how it is possible that certain decrees of death and homicidal assumptions circulate between the cardinals and the Pope that only make them shudder by reading them.

Salve for the weary soul: Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good

Let Don Williams and Mandolin Boy put it into song.

Now that the Second Civil War has begun, this already-poignant song is now at eleven on the heartstrings amp.

Lord, I hope this day is good
I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood
I should be thankful Lord, I know I should
But Lord, I hope this day is good
Lord, have You forgotten me?
I’ve been prayin’ to You faithfully
I’m not sayin’ I’m a righteous man
But Lord, I hope You understand
I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame
Send down the thunder Lord, send down the rain
But when You’re plannin’ just how it will be
Plan a good day for me
Lord, I hope this day is good
I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood
I should be thankful Lord, I know I should
But Lord, I hope this day is good
You’ve been the King since the dawn of time
All that I’m askin’ is a little less crime
It might be hard for the devil to do
But it would be easy for You
Lord, I hope this day is good
I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood
I should be thankful Lord, I know I should
But Lord, I hope this day is good

Speaking of Rome losing the faith… The Italian Bishops’ Conference has declared support for a bill that would make belonging to any organization that opposes sodomitical pseudo-marriage or child trafficking (gay adoption) punishable by up to 4 years in prison

That’s right.  The Italian Bishops’ Conference has come out in their daily newspaper in favor of a law moving through the Italian legislature that would make belonging to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church a crime carrying a prison sentence.  Why?  Because the One True Church, the Bride of Christ, teaches infallibly that which the Natural Law informs EVERY human being: SODOMY IS MORTAL SIN. The bill moving quickly towards being made law would criminalize membership in ANY organization that speaks out against sodomitical pseudo-marriage and the trafficking and sale of children to sodomites under the guise of “adoption”.

Algorithmic translation of the Italian reportage HERE.

Referencing yesterday’s post about “partibus infidelium” and specifically Cardinal Manning’s words:

“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 apostatize 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”, 1861, pg 87-88

The Italian bishops supporting a law that would literally CRIMINALIZE membership in the Catholic Church, which can never and will never ratify sodomy, seems to me to be a clear step toward the final “decoupling” of the True Church and the Antichurch.  Remember Fr. Linus Clovis’ axiom:

“THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ANTI-CHURCH CURRENTLY CO-EXIST IN THE SAME SACRAMENTAL, LITURGICAL AND JURIDICAL SPACE.”

And, as always, follow that axiom with this challenge: speak the following sentence aloud WITHOUT LAUGHING:

“Jorge Bergoglio is the head of the Church, opposing the anti-church.”

Term of the day: “PARTIBUS INFIDELIUM”

Term of the day: “PARTIBUS INFIDELIUM.”

Over the transom…


“Considering the special Divine Providence, and its manifestation in the past, with regard to the Holy See, the destruction of the Bishopric of Rome is indeed most improbable in the future. Still, it is an event within the sphere of possibility, and there does not appear to be any such certain, positive, and absolute guarantee for its perpetual per permanence as there is for that of the Catholic Church itself. Hence, theologians have supposed the extreme case of the extinction both of the city and See of Rome; and here their opinions are divided.

Some think that the Pope would then be bound to content himself with the title, together with the right of ruling the Roman See, should it be again revived much the same as in the case of titular bishops in partibus infidelium ; and that this would suffice for the actual succession of the Roman Pontiffs, as such, to the Primacy, since the title and right would still survive: so that whoever succeeded thereto would, as S. Peter s legitimate successor, have the Primacy over the universal Church. Other theologians incline to hold that, in such a case, a transfer of the Primacy to another See that the Pope might choose would be within the rights of the Vicar of Jesus Christ.” 

-Rev. Thomas Livius C.SS.R., St. Peter, Bishop of Rome, or the Roman episcopate of the Prince of the Apostles proved from the Fathers, history and archeology, (London: Burns and Oates, 1888, pg 284)

-All we need is a title and the right ✓
-this is the bare minimum for the actual succession, as the title and the right alone would survive ✓
-it would be as in the case of titular bishops in partibus infidelium

Now let’s look at partibus infidelium.

Partibus infidelium, as per Merriam-Webster dictionary – “in the regions of the infidels” —used in a bishop’s title after the name of a diocese conquered by a power of another faith.

Shut the front door! Are you telling me that in case of pope splitting the papacy, he would still rule with the title and the right that would survive, as if he were in a diocese conquered by a power of another faith?

But get this, cardinal Manning is not shying away from a money quote for our times either:

“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”, 1861, pg 87-88

Now let’s see the head count here:

-Rome apostatised from the faith ✓
-Rome drove away the Vicar of the Christ ✓
-Rome returned to ancient paganism ✓

Poetry Pause: “Boiling the Frog; It’s Just A Mask” by Forrest Maready

It’s just a mask.

It’s just two weeks.

It’s just non-essential businesses.

It’s just to keep from overwhelming the hospitals.

It’s just until cases go down more.
It’s just to keep others from being scared.
It’s just for a few more weeks.
It’s just communion or singing. You can still meet.
It’s just until we get a vaccine.
It’s just a few side effects.
It’s just a bracelet.
It’s just to let people know you’re safe to be around.
It’s just an app.
It’s just to let others know who you’ve been in contact with.
It’s just a few more months.
It’s just a video.
It’s just an email account.
It’s just for protecting others from hate speech.
It’s just a few people.
It’s just a credit card company. You can use cash.
It’s just a few places that don’t take cash.
It’s just a little chip.
It’s just for medical information and paying for things.
It’s just so you can travel.
It’s just so you can get your driver’s license.
It’s just so you can vote.
It’s just for a few more years.
It’s just a statue.
It’s just a building.
It’s just a song.
It’s just a few words.
It’s just a piece of paper.
It’s just a book.
It’s just a movie.
It’s just a flag.
It’s just a piece of cloth.
It’s just a blood test.
It’s just a scan.
It’s just a chip.
It’s just a dog.
It’s just a clump of cells.
It’s just the bad people.
It’s just the undesirables.
It’s just the Jews.
It’s just the men.
It’s just the Christians.
It’s just the people that don’t think like we do.
It’s just… wait…

It’s not just a mask.

#boilingthefrog

By Forrest Maready


Khrushchev was right. But The Immaculate Heart WILL Triumph.

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev said: “We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism, until they suddenly awake to find they have communism.”


Baby Jesus baptizing His cousin and His Forerunner, John. John the Baptist was conceived with Original Sin, but was baptized in utero by Our Lord Himself. Happy Feast of the Visitation to one and all.

Grace outpouring: Mr. Laramie Hirsch goes public. Benedict is Pope.

I am humbled by Mr. Hirsch’s very kind words.

Let me echo his praise of Dr. Ed Mazza. Brilliant. And a research machine. Dr. Mazza can plow through German “theological” writings like a beast.

And let us not fail to mention my fellow unlettered laynothing, Mark Docherty.

And everyone else who has worked on this problem, and prayed for its resolution. Don’t stop! In fact, pedal to the metal, friends!! Now is NOT the time to let up!!

Humility, Fraternal Charity, Love of the Law, Moral Fortitude, Patience, Perseverance, Faith, Hope, Zeal, Trust in Our Lady’s Intercession.

Pray the Rosary. Pray the Rosary. Pray the Rosary.

First things first. I thank Ann Barnhardt for doing yeoman’s work, and laying down the base foundation for this stance. She was one of the very first to boldly and publicly propose the idea that Bergoglio was not pope. She was the first to take the leap, believe in this conviction, and live it through, no matter the consequences to her reputation. As every year passes that we see a man pretending to be Vicar of Christ —a man whose public actions are obviously not directed by the Holy Spirit—Barnhardt becomes more and more vindicated in her position. Her’s has been a long game, in which the fullness of time would prove her right.

But what ultimately convinced me this June was the discussion from Dr. Edmund Mazza on both Taylor Marshall’s and Ann Barnhardt’s shows. Mazza lays down the idea that, basically, Pope Benedict XVI, being the tricky academic that he is, tried to bifurcate the papacy in an unconventional manner, so much so that his own “resignation” was incomplete, imperfect, and unclear. In his own mind, Pope Benedict XVI believes he successfully bifurcated the papacy, as he’s claimed at least a few times. But in reality, Pope Benedict’s little academic word-game trick is a total disaster, and instead, as Dr. Mazza explains, Pope Benedict has ceased being The Restrainer of the systemic Antichrist spirit that has unleashed itself upon the world these past seven years. 

Let no one in any way deceive you, for [the coming of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. Then that lawless one will be revealed…

2 Thessalonians 2:3-8