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
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
Benedict XVI waves as he leaves the house of his brother, Georg, in Regensburg on June 18, 2020.
(image credit: PHILIPP GUELLAND/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
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.… 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):
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Post-Synodal Exhortation Querida Amazonia: Full Text, Official Documents
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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
TRADCAST 024 (12 APR 2019)
- Segment 1: Introductory comments; reading suggestions for new or potential converts; From the Jorge’s Mouth: a critical review of some of Francis’ recent utterances; modesty in dress and the beauty of femininity
- Segment 2: The pop traditionalism and drive-by theology of the recognize-and-resist traditionalists: the Ultramontanism objection / Steve Skojec / Michael Matt / Christopher Ferrara / Roberto de Mattei
- Total run time: 1 hr 24 mins
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The return of Resignationism…
Antonio Socci rocks Vatican with New Book:
“The Secret of Benedict XVI: Why he is still Pope”
After over five-and-a-half years of the antics of Jorge Bergoglio as “Pope Francis”, many Novus Ordos and semi-traditionalists simply cannot take it anymore and are starting to look for ways to rid themselves of Francis, yet while still trying to avoid the Sedevacantist conclusion. Thus we are witnessing once again the “anything but Sedevacantism” dogma being put into practice.
A few years ago we had already seen a few people embrace the phenomenon we have nicknamed “Resignationism” (see all our posts on the topic here) — the idea that Benedict XVI’s resignation in 2013 was invalid and he is therefore “still” Pope — but it was not accepted by most.… READ MORE
Conciliar Catechism chaos…
Bergoglio’s Lethal Injection:
Chaos ensues after Francis’ Death Penalty Update
Now that a few days have passed since Francis’ little aggiornamento to the so-called Catechism of the Catholic Church, it is time for a look at the chaos his move of declaring capital punishment to be contrary to the Gospel and human dignity, has caused in Novus Ordo Land.
The word “chaos” here is no exaggeration: The reactions to the amendment reflect the entire spectrum of those who profess themselves to be Roman Catholics and acknowledge the man’s claim to be Pope as valid, from ultra-liberal to hyper-traditionalist.… READ MORE
Priceless In-Flight Entertainment
Chaos Frank brings down the House:
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Church “must ask Forgiveness” of Homosexuals because “Who are we to Judge?!”; Martin Luther “did not err” on Justification; “All of us are Saints, because all of us have the Holy Spirit”
As we all know, “Pope” Francis provides free in-flight entertainment on the way home from every trip he takes by plane, and this was no less the case on June 26, as he was flying back from Armenia after a three-day trip. Speaking his mind freely in response to unscreened questions from journalists who accompanied him, Jorge Bergoglio proved once again today that the moniker we have given him — “Chaos Frank” — is a perfect fit.… READ MORE
The Vacancy of the Papal Throne since the Death of Pope Pius XII
The Chair of St. Peter in Vatican City (image: shutterstock.com)
On this page we present a slew of links to articles, blog posts, books, audios, and videos dealing with the subject matter of the Papacy, Sedevacantism, the false theological position known as “recognize-but-resist”, the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), the Second Vatican Council, and the Novus Ordo Magisterium. We have tried as much as possible to group the links by topic. Due to the recent publication of the book True or False Pope? Refuting Sedevacantism and Other Modern Errors by John Salza and Robert Siscoe, there is a separate group of links relating just to that.… READ MORE
Deflating a misused analogy…
On that “Passion of the Church” Argument
Yes, the Church is undergoing a Passion, but Francis isn’t Simon Peter — he’s Judas
It has become quite popular in recent weeks for Semi-Traditionalists to justify their utterly novel and theologically absurd “recognize-and-resist” position by simply repeating an attractive but misleading analogy found in the new book True or False Pope? by John Salza, a former 32nd-degree Freemason, and Robert Siscoe (pp. 9-10, 23, 39-40, 80, 677-680). According to this idea, the Catholic Church is currently undergoing a Mystical Passion, similar to that of her Divine Founder: Like Him, she is bleeding and agonizing, lacerated and disfigured; like Him, she is suffering at the hands of the lawful spiritual authorities.… READ MORE