Pseudo-conclave in Rome makes surprising choice…
Alexis Bugnolo’s Fake Conclave elects Successor to Benedict XVI, but you WON’T guess whom!
Self-appointed conclave organizer: Alexis Bugnolo
(ok, so we added the clown nose)
Ladies and gentlemen, Brother Alexis Bugnolo, the self-appointed conclave theologian who has made it his mission to elect a successor to the late Fr. Joseph Ratzinger (“Pope” Benedict XVI), has announced a great joy: Habent Papam! They have a Pope!
Or so they think.
January 30, 2023, has been a momentous day for all those who not only believe that Benedict XVI was the true Pope until his death on Dec.… READ MORE
No “exile” for Ratzinger after all…
Br. Alexis Bugnolo’s Narrative collapses as Benedict XVI returns to Vatican City
Another post on Benedict XVI’s trip to Germany? Yes, one more. The reason for giving this so much attention is the fact that more and more people who are sick and tired of Francis but don’t want to be sedevacantists are turning to “that fox” (Lk 13:32) Joseph Ratzinger as their alternative. This gives them the happy illusion of having a real Pope who in their minds retains some semblance of orthodoxy, especially compared to the openly apostate Jorge Bergoglio. The leading English-speaking voice among them is Brother Alexis Bugnolo.… READ MORE
An old heresy rears its ugly head again…
No, a True Pope CANNOT be Deposed:
Reply to Br. Alexis Bugnolo
As the heresies and scandals of “Pope” Francis are reaching a fever pitch, people are once again scrambling for ways to rid themselves of the man but without having to accept the sedevacantist position, which is that he was never a true Pope to begin with because, for one thing, he is quite simply a public non-Catholic and thus unable to be the head of the Catholic Church. Refusing the only possible position — that Francis has been an impostor from the beginning — they are looking for ways to depose a Pope, by which they typically mean remove him from office against his will.… READ MORE
Defiance, denial, disconcertion…
Reaction Roundup: Semi-Trads Lose It after Francis Pulls the Plug on Strickland
Unless you were under a rock the past three days, chances are you’ve heard about 65-year-old ‘Bishop’ Joseph Edward Strickland of Tyler, Texas, being removed from his post by Jorge Bergoglio, the Argentinian apostate currently occupying the Vatican guest house under the stage name ‘Pope Francis’. We blogged about it when it on Saturday:
It was a given that this development, not unexpected, would generate a tidal wave of reactions, and so it has.… READ MORE
Behold the ‘Spirit’ at work!
The ‘Listening Church’ Takes Shape:
Synod Working Document Released
Get ready! The ‘Listening Church’ is coming to the Vatican in October…
On June 20, 2023, the Vatican held a press conference to introduce the long-awaited Instrumentum Laboris — the ‘working document’ which the upcoming Synod on Synodality will be using as a basis for its work. Not surprisingly, the new text is already causing controversy. But first, let’s back up for a moment.
The Vatican’s process for the Synod on Synodality, begun in 2021 and scheduled to conclude in 2024, has been a gigantic bureaucratic effort.… READ MORE
“…and after this the judgment” (Heb 9:27)
BENEDICT XVI IS DEAD:
‘Pope Emeritus’ dies in Vatican City
Fr. Joseph Ratzinger (April 16, 1927 – Dec. 31, 2022)
The spokesman for the Vatican press office, Matteo Bruni, has released the following announcement: “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 [am local time] in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.”
Here is the video of the announcement:
The Catholic Hierarchy blog notes that the man whose real name was Joseph Ratzinger “was 95 years old.… READ MORE
Fr. Felix Cappello, S.J., on a hot-button issue…
Distinguished Pre-Vatican II Theologian:
A Heretical Pope is Impossible
The Jesuit Fr. Felix Cappello (1879-1962) was an outstanding theologian of the Catholic Church. He held doctorates in Sacred Theology, philosophy, and canon law. He taught at the Pontifical Gregorian University from 1920 to 1959 and served as a Vatican advisor.
In 1911/12, Fr. Cappello’s 2-volume work De Curia Romana (“On the Roman Curia”) was published. Volume 2 deals specifically with the Roman Curia during a time when there is no Pope, the state of sede vacante. It contains a treatment of the question of the “heretical Pope” (Papa haereticus) and whether the Church has the power to depose him.… READ MORE
Exchanging one Modernist for another…
Patrick Coffin dumps Francis, reverts to Benedict XVI
Patrick Coffin is the latest big-name individual in the Novus Ordo Church to publicly announce his belief that Benedict XVI’s resignation from the “Papacy” in 2013 was invalid, and therefore Francis is an Antipope (=false pope). This position has received various monikers over the years, such as “Benevacantism”, “Beneplenism”, the “BiP theory” (BiP = Benedict is Pope), and “Resignationism” (our preferred term).
Coffin came to prominence in the conservative “Catholic” world as host of the radio program Catholic Answers Live put out by the high-profile Novus Ordo apologetics org Catholic Answers, founded by Karl Keating and currently run by Christopher Check.… READ MORE
Brother of Benedict XVI
Fr. Georg Ratzinger dies in Regensburg
Fr. Georg Ratzinger, the brother of “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), has died at the age of 96.
Ratzinger, the former long-time director of the world-famous Regensburger Domspatzen cathedral choir, passed away in Regensburg, Germany, on July 1, 2020. This was being reported earlier today by various highly reliable news outlets, and has now been confirmed also by the Vatican:
On June 18, Benedict XVI had surprisingly left the Vatican enclave for an emergency trip to see his brother one last time, whose health had seriously deteriorated.… READ MORE
Resignationists on high alert…
Benedict XVI Never to Return to the Vatican?
Ratzinger Drama in Germany
Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI, is now in Regensburg, Germany, visiting his 96-year-old brother, Georg, who appears to be close to death.
As the visit is an eminently private one, with no interviews or photo opportunities, no official information has come from Benedict XVI or his entourage, although the diocese of Regensburg has released two statements to the public so far.
Because of the scarcity of official communication and the sensitivity of the reason for the visit, rumors, speculation, and uncertainty are rampant.… READ MORE
Horrifying, sickening, infuriating…
Report: Rampant Sex Abuse and Cover-Up by SSPX Clergy
UPDATES 23-APR-2020 18:39 UTC:
UPDATE 23-APR-2020 19:44 UTC:
UPDATE 24-APR-2020 03:00 UTC:
This is not a happy post to write. Contrary to what some will say, we’re not publishing this write-up because it’s a golden opportunity to slam the Society of St. Pius X. While we strongly oppose the Lefebvrist SSPX, we do so on theological grounds and not out of personal animosity.… READ MORE
Novus Ordo Watch NEWS DIGEST
February 21, 2020
Behold the “now of God”, as Francis likes to say…
Running out of slogans? After declaring the young to be the present and future of his “Church”, Francis says the same about the elderly.
Finally, there is a new way to cope with your ecological grief: Try Ecowriting!
Utah legislature mulls decriminalizing polygamy in part — time for the Salt Lake City diocese to have “no position” on the matter!
Four German Novus Ordo dioceses join “climate fast” for Lent. Hey, why fast for spiritual reasons when you can fast for the planet?… READ MORE
Making the Amazon great again…
FULL COVERAGE: Release of Post-Synodal Exhortation on the Amazon Region, Querida Amazonia
May 27, 2019: Francis receives Raoni Metuktire, chief of the Kayapo, in the Vatican.
Francis is eager to learn from this environmentalist defender of the Amazon.
Vatican Press Conference
Presentation of “Apostolic Exhortation” Querida Amazonia (with English sound):
Click Player to begin stream
Post-Synodal Exhortation Querida Amazonia: Full Text, Official Documents
… READ MORE
Novus Ordo Watch NEWS DIGEST
January 16, 2020
The “Abrahamic Family House” will unite a church, a synagogue, and a mosque on the same foundation
— with the full support of “Pope” Francis, of course, but “Abp.” Vigano rips.
The Vatican soap opera continues: More fallout after Ratzinger/Sarah book kerfuffle: “Abp.” Georg Ganswein under fire after “Abp.” Carlo Viganò accuses him of “abusive and systematic control” of Benedict XVI. Marco Tosatti also weighs in. Yet no one will mention the much bigger problem with Ganswein: He is a public heretic.
From the guy who spreads fear about climate change: “Cardinal” Marx says that spreading the fear of hell undermines the Gospel.… READ MORE
Ratzinger speaks again…
Benedict XVI: “There is one single Pope, Francis”
[UPDATE 06-JUL-2019: Massimo Franco may have lied – apparently no evidence words attributed to Benedict XVI were actually said by him]
Although he promised to be inaccessible to the world after his departure on Feb. 28, 2013, somehow the “Pope Emeritus”, as he calls himself, cannot refrain from speaking in public, much like his inglorious successor.
Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, the German Modernist who fooled the world by playing “Pope Benedict XVI” from 2005 to 2013, has given an interview to the Italian paper Corriere della Sera, which was published today, June 28. … READ MORE