Requiescat in pace…
In Memory of the Last True Vicar of Christ (so far)
Pope Pius XII
Mar 2, 1876 – Oct 9, 1958
Today is October 9, 2020. This date marks the 62nd anniversary of the death of the last known true Pope, His Holiness Pius XII, born Eugenio Pacelli, reigned 1939-1958. To honor and remember him, we are sharing the video below of a broadcast clip shown in 1958 at the passing of the Supreme Pontiff.
When Pius XII died, the Novus Ordo Religion was as yet unknown to the world, for it would not come into existence until later, beginning with the election during a bizarre conclave of the first Modernist Antipope, John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli). What a blessed time it was, when no one — no one! — who called himself a member of the Catholic Church knew anything yet of “Catholic” ecumenism, a “New Mass”, interreligious dialogue, the abominable Second Vatican Council, religious liberty, exaggerated notions of human dignity, chaos liturgies, apostate New Age eco nuns, opposition to the death penalty, luminous Rosary mysteries, and so forth.
Reflect on this for a bit. A mere 62 years ago, these things were wholly unknown and/or certainly not connected with the Roman Catholic label. What’s 62 years compared to a 2000-year history?
These last 62 years stand in striking contrast to the 1,925 years prior (33-1958). Although we do not have all the answers, we can at least know that the Vatican II religion is truly a Counterfeit Catholicism, from which it follows necessarily that the authorities from whom this false religion emanates cannot be the legitimate Roman Catholic authorities.
On Dec. 21, 2013, sedevacantist bishop Donald Sanborn gave an excellent presentation on that very point. We have nicknamed it “The Syllogism of Sedevacantism”:
Twelve years ago, we published an essay entitled “Sede Vacante 1958-2008: Reflections on a 50-Year Vacancy of the Apostolic See”. It is well worth a read and as timely as ever. Ten years later, we published a brief post on “Sixty Years since the Death of Pope Pius XII”, which contains numerous video clips of the late Pope Pius.
As we commemorate today the 62nd anniversary of the passing of the (so far) last Vicar of Christ, and thus the fulfillment of the prophecy of 2 Thessalonians 2:7 that the Pope would “be taken out of the way” to allow the mystery of iniquity to prevail for a time, just as the enemies of our Lord were allowed to prevail for a short while during His Sacred Passion, let us beg God to send us once again a true Pope so that we who have witnessed the Church humiliated in her Passion may also see the happy day of her triumphant Resurrection.
- Now What?
- The Papacy and the Passion of the Church
- The Pope and the Antichrist: The Great Apostasy Foretold
- Like Sheep without a Shepherd: 60 Years of Sede Vacante
- The “Perpetual Successors” Objection
- Sedevacantism and Calvary
- The Papacy and Sedevacantist Disunity
- Fr. Sylvester Berry on the Persecution of the Church in the Last Days: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
- Bp. Donald Sanborn on the Antichrist
- Bp. Mark Pivarunas on the attempted Deception of the Elect mentioned in Matthew 24
- White Smoke, Anti-Pope: A Response to “Fr.” Brian Harrison
- Have the Gates of Hell Prevailed?
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