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Ninety years of Joseph Ratzinger

“Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI turns 90

April 16 of this year marks the 90th birthday of Joseph Alois Ratzinger, more commonly known by his stage name, “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI. As Novus Ordo, semi-traditionalist, and secular TV and print media, web sites, and blogs will probably try to surpass each other in heaping praise upon the “orthodox, conservative Pope”, that “Great Restorer of Tradition”, we will use the occasion to remind people that Father Joseph Ratzinger — for that is all he is, never having received a valid consecration as bishop, much less the Papacy — has been a Modernist from his earliest days and is one of the most dangerous enemies of the Faith the Catholic Church has ever known. Unlike his successor, the verbally inept “Pope” Francis, the intellectually-gifted Benedict XVI uses smooth and elegant language, wrapped in a veneer of orthodoxy and Tradition, to inject his subversive ideas into the minds of the unsuspecting masses.

Few people are aware that as far back as the 1950s, Ratzinger was already branded “suspect of heresy” by the Holy Office under Pope Pius XII; that at the Second Vatican Council, the peritus Ratzinger was called by some a “heretic who denies [the dogma of] hell”; that at Vatican II, Ratzinger complained that the council texts relied too much on Teilhard de Chardin and not enough on Martin Luther; that in 1968, his blockbuster book Introduction to Christianity was banned in the archdiocese of Warsaw by Cardinal Wyszynski for being Modernist; that in 1972, Ratzinger argued that it was possible in some cases to permit unrepentant public adulterers to “Holy Communion”; that Ratzinger is on record denying dogmas such as the Bodily Resurrection of Christ, papal primacy, and infant baptism; that Ratzinger told a Protestant woman working in the Vatican not to convert to Catholicism; that it was Ratzinger who “saved” the heretical so-called Lutheran-Catholic Accord; and so forth, ad nauseam.

What follows is a select collection of links that document the Modernistic mind of the man unjustly reputed to be a stalwart orthodox Roman Catholic:

Even more links and information on Fr. Ratzinger can be found on our Benedict XVI topical page.

Joseph Ratzinger is entirely a man of Vatican II. In fact, in a book first published in 1982, he made clear what he thinks of those who oppose the council: “…they represent a sectarian zealotry that is the antithesis of Catholicity. We cannot resist them too firmly” (Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology [San Francisco, CA Ignatius Press, 1987], pp. 389-90).

So, for all those semi-traditionalists who were throwing a birthday party for that “Great Restorer of Tradition” today: The party is over.

20 Responses to ““Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI turns 90”

  1. Julia_Augusta

    I am a new visitor to Novus Ordo Watch, having recently come back to the Catholic Church – the real one, not the semi-Protestant sect running the Vatican. Please explain to me why Catholic priests who see so many worthy things in the Protestant sects, don’t just leave the Catholic Church and become Protestants?

    • corvinus

      What NOW said.

      I’ll add that the Catholic Church is for many if not most people a “national church” like the Anglican Church or the Russian Orthodox Church, rather than the safeguard of the essential Truth. This attitude is in fact strongly supported by the Novus Ordo’s insistence on not proselytizing anymore. So if you’re an “ethnic Catholic”, and all your friends and relations are “ethnic Catholics”, and almost all of you have absorbed the liberal/Protestant BS, you don’t necessarily uproot yourself over to the Protestant churches (although some do), but instead change the Catholic church from within.

      This might also explain why so many traditional Catholics — especially those who cannot understand the appeal of Recognize-and-Resist — are converts who wouldn’t feel the urge to “belong” to the Novus Ordo for ethnic or social reasons. My impression is that the proportion of trads who were escapees from the Novus Ordo is still a majority, but it’s not a crushing majority and over time appears to be less and less the case as Novus Ordos and trads solidify into being obviously separate religions. By contrast, only 10% of Novus Ordos are converts, and only 7% of Novus Ordos are converts from Protestantism.

    • Greg C

      Also, the level of deception is overwhelming in the v2 sect. These priests truly believe they are Catholic, unaware that they are working under the operation of error.

  2. Kronae

    Watched the Easter Vigil tonight at the Vatican. Can anyone tell who the clergy are that were serving at the altar in blue cassocks and surplices? I have never seen blue cassocks worn with red cinctures at the altar. Sometimes choir kids but not clergy. Is this a new custom? Also women cantors and readers?

      • corvinus

        Cranmer and his boys simply implemented the Novus Ordo 400 years early. England was the devil’s guinea pig, and he saw it worked wonderfully.

        The only major difference between the Anglicans and the Novus Ordo is that the former loudly rejected the traditional Catholic Magisterium in favor of explicitly Protestant principles, whereas the Novus Ordo was much sneakier about it. Which is more or less the difference between Fake Popes Francis and Benedict XVI, in fact.

  3. Pedro

    Truth be told, they hate the Roman Catholic Church. Why do you think they choose to emphasize ecumenism, a false doctrine condemned by more than a few Popes who saw it as symptomatic of Modernism? These “reforms” are destructive in nature and who is the ultimate destroyer? Satan. Deluded by visions of a global religion based on a cult of man they attack Our Lord’s Church with vigor and determined hatred. Cast their smiles, hugs and kisses aside for those are only for show.

  4. Strife

    That makes no sense, especially for liberals because (by their very definition) they are in constant defiance of the church doctrines and as such the papacy itself. So now that they have their own antipope infesting the chair of Peter (and destroying church doctrine) why should any Catholic feel obliged to follow him or any church doctrine or the liberals at all? In fact, what’s the point of even belonging to the Church anymore now that the liberals have changed it to fit the world’s standards? Feel free to riddle that out for us.

  5. APG

    Hello all. I am new to Novus Ordo Watch, but I find this very interesting. I was wondering where I can find more information about Benedict? I like the article, but I don’t see any footnotes. I’m not trying to imply that the information in the article is made up, but I would just like to have sources so I can do more research. I’m starting to see more and more that Benedict is no real friend of Tradition, and he is just a man of the council. So many Catholics I speak with see Benedict as this great Pope, and I just want more information to help show them he isn’t. Thanks in advance.

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