40 Days of prayer against the Church of Darkness — Day 37

FromRome.Info Video, recorded tonight at Santa Maria Maggiore.



In the year of Our Lord 1820, God revealed to Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich that the Church of Rome would one day be attacked from within. That there would be two popes: one false and dark, who strove to found a new Religion which would be the home of every heretic and apostate: one true and aged, who would be paralyzed by inaction and silence.

To drive the Church of Darkness out of the Church of Rome, it was revealed to her that Our Lady asked the faithful to gather at Midnight in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, here at Rome, and pray with arms outstretched, in the form of the Cross, for the space of at least 3 Our Fathers.

Prayers being said Tonight at Rome

In nomine Patri et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Pater noster qui es in coelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum;
adveniat regnum tuum, fiat voluntas tua, sicut in coelo et in terra.
Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie,
et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.
et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Padre nostro che sei nei cieli, sia santificato il tuo nome;
venga il tuo regno; sia fatta la tua volontà, come in cielo così in terra.
Dacci oggi il nostro pane quotidiano,
e rimetti a noi i nostri debiti come noi li rimettiamo ai nostri debitori,
e non ci indurre in tentazione, ma liberaci dal male». Amen. (3 volte)

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our Daily Bread,
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. (3 times)

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

NOTE: Since, Bl. Anna-Katerina Emmerich had this vision in 1820, before the invention of time zones, midnight here should be understood in solar time, which at Rome makes midnight occur at 12:22 AM, presently, and thus the hour of midnight would be 11:52 AM to 12:52 AM. Try to say your prayers in that hour.

This Novena is explained and announced here in English, and here in Italian, in each place the citations from Bl. Emmerich about these prayers are given.

See the article published yesterday at FromRome.Info, The Church of Light vs. the Church of Darkness for more about this Novena of Prayer.

PLEASE NOTE: That until From Rome Info Video Channel at Youtube gets 1000 subscribers, it will NOT be able to broadcast the Nightly Prayers Live. So let all who are devoted to Jesus Christ, Our Lady and Bl. Ann Catherine Emmerich know that they need to urge subscriptions to this channel, so that we can promote the fulfillment of Our Lady’s Request for Her Heavenly-Approved prayer solution to the present Crisis in the Church.

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Money Laundering and Back Flows

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Just how do the enemies of the Church
control the Church?

This is a question which deserves study. And I will devote a number of articles in the future on it. But today I want to talk about money.

When I was discerning my vocation, I visited Bishop Sean O’Malley in the Diocese of the Virgin Islands. While I was there — and this was back in 1990 — I learned that the wealthy Jewish owner of Hess Oil, who had a lucrative contract with Venezuela, was funding the Catholic School near his refinery on Saint Croix. I learned also that his charitable contributions were helping Bishop O’Malley ascend to higher things.

A lot of so called lay apostles who were staunchly loyal to the Catholic Church have changed since 2013.

I remember reading, in the 90’s that Jews approached Matt Sr. of the Remnant offering 25 to 50 thousand a year if he published articles friendly to Israel. He exposed the matter in an editorial of his newspaper, if I remember correctly.

A great number of questions about the financial  backing of Trad Inc. have arisen in recent weeks, especially after the revelations about the existence of a Council which rules Trad Inc. and of Ann Barnhardt’s revelations about how money was received by the Fatima Center on the condition that all who thought like Father Gruner, about Benedict still being the Pope, be eliminated from the organization.

Recently Trad Inc. got a new member. It is called TradiVox Inc., and Indiana 501 c 3 non profit run by a layman, who graduated from Stuebenville. Why doing some research about TradiVox there came to my mind  the realization that 501c3’s in the USA can be used by George Soros to control what catholics think and believe.

And this is how it could be done.

You found a 501 c 3. You get a Layman who is unknown to the Faithful but known to you, perhaps even someone of Jewish lineage who feels affinity to George Soros because he is a jew, or who shares political objectives such as environmentalism, socialism, etc.. to be the front man of the “Catholic” Charity. Then you fund the charity with money from Soros entities through persons and individuals. This money comes at a price, namely, the front man must not do or say certain things and must censor certain thoughts, ideas or organizations.

Then you associated to the Charity some traddie Bishops or Cardinals, to give it clout. They are paid to give their names to the organization, by donations which are funneled from the non profit to them personally, as support for the clergy — perfectly legal in US tax law.

I call this method, Back Flow, because instead of Catholics funding Catholic charities to get Catholic truth, non Catholics fund fake Catholic Charities to make Catholics do and think non Catholic thoughts.

This may explain what is going on with Trad Inc. But I have no evidence of that. However, I urge all Catholics to start investigating the charities they know who insist Bergoglio is pope no matter what. You might find a lot of connections between things which appear catholic and things which are not catholic.

For transparency, I publicly declare here that no corporation or non profit with which I am associated has any financial support from any non Catholic organization or someone who represents them.


CREDITS:  The Featured Image is a screen shot from Google Images to show how many images you can find of famous people — in this case George Soros — on that search engine. The screen shot is used here in accord with fair use standards for editorial commentary.

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The Mask at the Vatican has been ripped off

Vatican showed its hand
in suppressing Grex Vocum on Feb. 11, 2020

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

On Feb. 11, 2020, Catholics at Rome organized an event in the Piazza San Pietro for all who wanted to exercise their canonical rights, as per canon 212, in expressing their opinions about the course in which the Church has been led by Vatican officials in the last 7 years. The event was called, Grex Vocum — A flock of voices. I reported on it prior to the event here, here, here and here.

Here was my opening short Video that day:

The action was not in violation of any law of Vatican City or the Republic of Italy, and was in perfect harmony with Canon Law and the Catholic faith.

Now that I have had a month to speak with numerous witnesses who were in the Piazza that day, I can add to my previous report, which I filed here and to the two video reports I have so far recorded: one in Italian by Massimo Testarotta, the intrepid Italian professor who was my interpreter and able defense during interrogation (here in Italian) and another by a Roman Catholic who was in the piazza that morning (here in English).

I have numerous confirmations that the Secretary of State asked the Italian State Police to accost anyone in the Piazza that morning who affirmed that they had come for the Grex Vocum event. They were given instructions to attempt to arrest or prevent their participation by finding any lawful reason to detain them or ask them to leave the piazza. It was a concerted effort of at least a dozen police officers. Whether Swiss Guard or Vatican Police in plains clothes were present or participating is not known. Though the total number may have included as many as 40 plains clothes men.

I believe from certain evidence in the testimonies I had and from what I myself saw, that the perpetrator of the persecution was the sostituto of the Secretary of State, Mons. Parra, a citizen of Venezuela who was recently promoted to his position by Parolin, the Vatican Nuncio to Venezuela at the request of the Cardinal of Buenas Aries who has taken up residence in the Vatican and has seized its organs of government. (I speak here according to the canonical reality, for Mons. Parra’s benefit).

One eye witness who showed me photographs, confirmed for me that about a dozen police officers were tasked with leading me away. I cannot say that I was arrested, because technically I was only asked in for questioning. And it was not interrogation, they say, since that is used for those caught in an act of crime, whereas in my case they were trying to catch me in an act of crime.

The only journalist there was a reporter for the Associated Press. She told me that she had been tipped off that it would be a big event. She asked to interview me, but never followed up. My report on that is here. I am of the opinion that her attempt to report was squashed also by the Vatican. She could not interview me without risking her press credentials at the Vatican.

No Trad Inc. reporters or members were there.  Dr. Roberto de Mattei who is always lamenting about the Church during the last 7 years, and who lives at Rome was not there! Other members of his institute were not there. Neither was Pentin, Montagna or any Vaticanista. The Assosciated Press was the only ones with the courage and a full camera crew on the scene. Even they were shocked when I was taken away. It was clearly a violation of my rights as a journalist, though technically since I am not a professional, I do not have such rights in Italy!

The Vatican was too afraid to risk their own police to arrest me or interrogate me. I guess they feared what might happen if I started explaining canon 332 §2 to anyone in private! And for good reason, as I has already gifted a large religious banner as a Christmas present to the Swiss Guard, explaining that Benedict is still the pope! So I think it is safe to guess I am on a watch list and a black list, and perhaps soon a hit list. Thanks be to God!

None of the Faithful who were accosted were doing anything illegal and in most cases were not even expressing their views against anyone. They were waiting for the event to begin. Their only “crime” was saying they had come for Grex Vocum.

This outrageous behavior confirms that the Vatican is now occupied by forces which are inimical to the observance of Canon Law, free speech and the Catholic Faith. And that those in charge are well aware of the great discontent of the faithful, and will use any means necessary to suppress dissent, discontent or even public expression of opinion.

These are the tactics of a peronist or marxist dictatorship.

All the talk about the God of Mercy and listening to the peripheries has now been shown by this police tactic to be a bunch of lies and propaganda. The mask at the Vatican has been ripped off! They are a foreign power, not men of God or clergy of the Roman Catholic Church.

This event also proved that Trad Inc is 100% pretense. Because they sell lamentations and criticisms to get your money and train you to shut up and do nothing and buckle under. Because they could have come to Grex Vocum, but did not. Not a single one of them.

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Adrian Willaert: O magnum mysterium

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his O Magnum mysterium, which he composed for the 4th responsorial for the Office of Matins on Christmas Day.

This performance is by the Cappella Marciana, Marco Gemmani – conductor.

At 5 P.M., FromRome.Info brings you a selection of sacred music from Catholic composers throughout the ages, for your edification and to help us all realize how profoundly inimical the Aggiornamento has been to Catholic worship.


What the movie, Admiral, can teach us about the current crisis in the Church

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

In 2008, in Russia, there premiered the move, Admiral (Russian title: Адмиралъ – See official trailer below). The movie is worth watching in whatever language you can find a copy because of the important lessons it teaches about national psychology during a revolution in an absolute monarchy.

The movie is set in Russia, in the years before and during the Russian Revolution. And its antagonist is the famous Russian Admiral, who would become the leader of the White Russians — the anti-Bolshevik forces: Admiral Kolchak.

It starred Konstantin Khabenskiy as the Admiral, and Elizaveta Boyarskaya as Anna Timiryova, the poet.

Here is the official trailer:


Here is the English trailer, distributed by 20th Century Fox:

The movie recounts the sad tragedy of the overthrow of the Russian Empire by a devious, vicious and anti-Christian conspiracy of Jewish Marxists, led by Vladimir Lenin, who himself was a jew.

The English trailer was released in another version also:


Why I recommend the film

When nations are overthrown from within by political conspiracies, one can observe how different persons and organizations in that society react to the threat and respond, and from this see why different groups respond differently. This kind of study might be called national social psychology: how the actions of sections of society cause other sections of society to react and alter their behavior.

The Russian Revolution was without doubt the greatest tragedy to befall a Christian people in the history of Christendom. It resulted in the death of 60 to 90 million Christians, and those guilty for this mass genocide were never punished, tried or faulted by the international community  or the Main Stream Press. Their race and politics had everything to do with the pass they got.

But why I recommend the film to the readers of FromRome.Info, is that it shows why groups like Trad Inc are acting they way they do.

Let me explain why:

Absolute Monarchies have only 1 principle of loyalty

Imperial Russia was a lot like the Catholic Church. It was an absolute monarchy where nothing functioned without the nod or order of the Tsar.  Everything everyone wanted to do had to encounter this reality on a daily level. There were imperial decrees about this and that. And if you wanted to serve in the Russian Empire in any official position, your loyalty to the Tsar was the first criterion of character which got you promoted.

But once the revolution broke out and the Tsar was captured and then executed, Russians no longer knew what to do. They did not love Russia as Russia. They loved the Tsar. Without the Tsar they had to act on personal initiative and they were not habituated to acting like that.

In a Vacuum, existing ambitions rule the day

And so when the central authority broke down, it was every man for himself. But each Russian, who had loved the Tsar, had to now find a new motivation for his actions. And what prevailed was the pre-existing secondary motives each had: whether it was pure ambition for power, wealth, prestige, safety, prosperity etc..

Those who sought safety, fled Russia, most never to return. They abandoned Mother Russia because they had no love for Russia as Russia. They loved themselves more.

Those who sought prosperity did whatever was necessary to make money, regardless of which side was in power in their local area. They did not fight to save Russia from the Bolsheviks, because they did not love Mother Russia, they loved money.

Those who sought power seized power and fought to keep power, regardless of which side they found it on. They did not fight to save Russia from the Bolsheviks unless that meant power for themselves. And as soon as they saw that it no longer meant that, they changed sides or fled Russia. They did not love Mother Russia, they loved power.

And finally, there was those who like Admirak Kolchak who loved both the Tsar and Mother Russia.

In this movie, you see his tragic and heroic fight to save Russia from the Christ-hating Marxists. He never seeks power and is surprised when the Tsar gives him power. He relinquishes power to save his men, when power is not longer real power. He reluctantly becomes the head of the White Russians and does what is necessary to suppress the foreign funded takeover of Russia (the Bolsheviks were funded by Wall Street, it is alleged, Jewish interests).

In the end, Admiral Kolchak is betrayed by the Czechoslovakia Brigade, which began fighting against the Marxists in the Ukraine, but when they needed money and a way out of Russia cut a secret deal with the Reds to escape through the Pacific port of Vladivostok. They were not Russians and so had no love for Russia.

The Bergoglian Revolution of 2013

We are currently in the Catholic Church’s Bolshevik Revolution. Bergoglio was put in power illegally in 2013 by foreign interests: Obama and Peking and Freemasonry and George Soros (a Nazi and a Jew).

With Pope Benedict XVI effectively isolated or imprisoned, which ever you prefer, there is now no central authority in the Church. Each is free to take the course his own motives suggest.

There are those who want to keep their pensions and salaries. For them Bergoglio is their pope. There are those who want to keep getting the funding they are getting from Soros organizations, for them there is no doubt that Bergoglio is the Pope.

There are those who are ambitious, and think they can achieve their goals by prancing in front of Catholics as their savior or hero but still insist on serving Bergoglio as pope, because they have some sort of explicit or tacit agreement with him, to get a promotion.

And then there are simply Catholics who love the Church for the sake of God and had no ambition for power, money, prestige or acclaim before the revolution broke out. They are the ones who are fighting for Holy Mother Church. They are the only ones willing to lose and risk everything for God.

Which side are you on?

I am my house shall chose the Lord…. Joshua 24:15.


CREDITS: The Featured Image is the official poster for the Film, Admiral. It is used here in accord with fair use standards for editorial commentary and movie reviews.

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CitizenFreePress.com censors PPBXVI truth

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

I never heard of CitizenFreePress.com, so my curiosity was irked when I say 97 hits in a few hours from that site here at FromRome.Info to a single post about Pope Benedict XVI being the true pope.

So I back traced the link to the page, and found   ….  NOTHING, no reference or link to FromRome.Info.


So I googled the page and found that at least 14 hours ago, there was a comment by a  commentor asking them to take a look at Brian Murphy’s Video: Why Benedict is still the Pope, which is now in 12 languages.

Here is the proof the comment existed:

Screenshot_2020-03-04 fromrome info site citizenfreepress com - Google Search

I suppose, from this, that Citizen Free Press is more Press than Citizen.

Kane seems to be the Admin and Editor of the site. For Kane, some truth is just too shocking, it has to be kept from the masses. Everyone must accept Bergoglio and his politics of unbridled immigration!


CREDITS: The Featured Image is a screen shot of the page at the news aggregation site mentioned in the article, which had a link to FromRome.Info.  It is used here in accord with fair use standards for editorial commentary.

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Our Lady’s Picture-book for Her children in the present crisis

The Basilica whose Facade is a Prophecy

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The Blessed Ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of God, is the perfect model for mothers and contemplative nuns. She has a heart like no other mother ever had, and She has the reticence beyond every nun who has ever entered the cloister.

So when She teaches us, She uses very few words — this is the infallible sign that it was truly She who spoke — and She prefers to use picture books for Her children, knowing that as they imitate Her, they know to pray and medicate on the meaning of things and not deny that which they see right in front of their faces.

I believe it is  precisely because Our Lady is the perfect Mother and Nun, that She indicated to Bl. Ann Catherine Emmerich that She wanted the Faithful to gather at midnight infront of Her Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore every night. Because She wants to grant the grace of victory for the true Church in the time of two popes, in response to our prayers.

And so She calls us to stand before Her Basilica. And this is what we see every night. I can share this photo with you, because of the generous support of a reader of FromRome.Info with which I used to buy a cellphone which has an excellent night camera (the phone remains the property of Ordo Militaris Inc.).

But I am able to take a photo which can be understood because Our Lady inspired the City Council of Rome to put dozens of lights on surrounding buildings of the PIazza, all pointed to Her Basilica, so that it might be illuminated during the night and be clearly visible. This work was finished during the 40 day Novena.

She also inspired the Popes who rebuilt the facade of Her Basilica to put the right images in stone to each us in the present crisis.  So here is the photo I was able by all these graces to take last night:


Mary’s Picture Book explained

At the top, there is a Statue of Our Lady as Mother of God. This is Her title which, according to the Fathers of the Church, crushes every heresy. In the present crisis in the Church, which began on March 13, 2013, when the Cardinals illegally elected Bergoglio as another pope, Our Lady’s title as Mother of the Word Incarnate reminds us that we should all take words seriously. I explained this here.

Next, She is flanked by two statues of popes. I do not know which popes they are, and who they are is undoubtedly significant. But for the present, that they are there shows that Our Lady is served by true Popes, not insulted. A man who insults Our Lady is not the Vicar of Her Son. But you have to have a child like faith to see that.

Next, at Her feet there is a cloud out of which the Holy Spirit is descending from Heaven. This shows us that the present crisis is being solved by Our Lady already, through Her intercession.  She is the mystical spouse of the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit is the Lord of Truth, who inspires the faithful to all truth, just as Pope Benedict XVI reminded the faithful before March of 2013.

The Descent of the Holy Spirit at the feet of Our Lady means that this is the great effect of Her prayers for the Church now, and that we SHOULD BE PRAYING with Her to ask the Holy Spirit to descend and reveal the TRUTH to men.

Next, is the ancient Icon in mosaic tiles of Christ the Master of All: that is, the King and Teacher.  This image teaches us that Christ is ruling and He has not lost control of His Kingdom. He is appearing out of the gold colored Heaven, which according to the Fathers, symbolizes the Eternal Father, who is full of all goodness and nobility.

Christ as King reminds us that His words to Saint Peter are unbreakable and unevadable: Whatsoever you bind on earth, shall be bound also in Heaven.

These words of Jesus are said in reference to the obligation of Canon 332 §2, which is the only papal law in operation in regard to how one discerns whether a pope has validly resigned or not.

This canon, therefore, is written in Heaven. That means it cannot be changed by mortal men.

Next, you have the Loggia of the Basilica. The Loggia is the balcony porch on the front of the Basilica. Its purpose was to provide a place from which the Pope or the Cardinal patron of the Basilica could address the Faithful gathered below in the Piazza and given them his blessing.  What most do not know is that several popes were elected at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore or made it their headquarters during their pontificates.

But the Loggia has become in history the symbolic place upon which the newly elected pope appears. I speak of the Loggia of Saint Peter’s. He does NOT have to appear there, but wherever he appears it is usually on a Loggia, because it is both practical and fitting that he be high above the faithful so all can see him.

And thus, in the Picture Book of Our Lady, we see an empty loggia. That means, the one elected in the Conclave of 2013 was not the pope. No election took place, in God’s eyes and in Our Lady’s eyes.

Finally, beneath the loggia there is the escutcheon of a Pope. The Pope who completed the facade of the Basilica was too humble to put his coat of arms there, so it was left unfinished, looking more like a piece of cloth was draped over the shield.

In Our Lady’s Picture Book this represents a Pope who is hidden or who does not know he is the pope. And that is Pope Benedict.  And it also represents what the Holy Spirit is descending upon the Church to reveal: namely the coat of arms of the true Pope, whose being pope is hidden from most of the Church, through the substantial error and the lies used to defend it.

I hope this helps everyone to understand why Our Lady asked all of us to come before Her Basilica and pray. And I hope you can use this explanation to explain the current crisis to children so they can understand what it is and how Our Lady IS solving it.

Finally, many have asked me what is the Name of the Pope which is at the right hand of Our Lady and Lord on the facade of the Basilica. I think Our Lady put that there, because as a Good Mother, she wants to give us the answers to all the questions, before we get the final exam by Her Son! — With this new night time special camera lens, you can now see the answer. Remember, the right hand of Our Lady in the picture is on our left.

These things, etched in stone, convince me more and more that the Piazza of Santa Maria Maggiore, from which this photo was take last night, is indeed the Crossroad of Prophecy.

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Was it Substantial Error or Divine Inspiration?

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

A frequent question that I receive is that which regards why Pope Benedict XVI renounced the ministry which was committed to me through the hands of the Cardinals and not the petrine ministry which he received when he accepted his election as Roman Pontiff.

The First to Answer is Ann Barnhardt

The first to answer this question substantially, was Ann Barnhardt. And she did that in June of 2016, way before anyone else. Her explanation is that Pope Benedict XVI made a substantial error. His declaration, therefore, does not effect the loss of the papal office because this error of naming the wrong thing in the act of renunciation causes the act to be irritus – Ann, however,  nearly always says, “invalid” for simplicity sake — in virtue of Canon 188, which means that it has no legal effect.

Her analysis and argument was the first to break through the Big Lie of our age. And it has rescued countless minds from the lies and propaganda of the Bergoglian party. It was the first convincing argument I ever heard. I watched it in one of her videos in August of 2018 and in October of 2018 I actually made the time to look at the Latin of the Declaratio of Feb. 11, 2013 and the Latin of the Code of Canon Law, canon 332 §2, two things I had never done. I saw she was 100% correct in about 5 seconds.

That is all it should take for anyone to see that she is correct. Because the act of the intellect which is needed to see it is the first act of the mind: that ability — given to us by the Most Holy Trinity who creates our soul out of nothing in the moment of our conception — to recognize the essence of any thing for what it is before comparing it to anything else.

And there is only 3 ways to not be able to exercise that ability. The First is that your are mentally impaired or retarded. The Second is that, in this case, you cannot read.  And the third case is that you allow your will to prevent you from thinking, either by bad will or because you allow yourself to be seduced by an unsubstantiated doubt, gratuitously asserted.

Those who have the first problem are not guilty. Those who have the second problem should study if they can. And those who have the third problem will be damned, because in matter so grave as who is the true Pope, the forcible intervention of will to prevent the mind from seeing what God gave it the ability to see, is a direct attack on the Divine Will for you, and thus a mortal sin.

As regards a substantial error, it can be caused by any number of causes. But that is another thing all together. Regardless of what was the cause, the substantial error is objective. No amout of ink, argument or bluster, no amount of insults or villainy can change the historical fact that Benedict renounced the ministerium, but Canon 332 §2 requires the renunciation of munus.

The Second Answer is Divine Inspiration

I was not the second to give answer, nor was I the first to suggest divine inspiration. Archbishop Gänswein himself said that Pope Benedict XVI was inspired by God to do what he did. I think in the book length interview with Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI confirms this.

But what many do not realize, there are at lest 19 kinds of Divine Inspiration, and not all of them have the same effects. I know this because many years ago, when I was in a library with some ancient manuscripts, I read Saint Bernardine of Sienna’s tract on divine inspiration written in the 15th century, in Latin.

I will not summarize the 19 kinds, but I will simplify the classifications.  There is Divine Inspiration which is perfectly efficacious and is the cause of the whole act. There is Divine Inspiration which is efficacious but requires collaboration in the act by the fallible recipient of the inspiration, and then there is Divine Inspiration which is only motive and puts all the burden of work in the one inspired, infallible as he is.

So, even if it be true that Pope Benedict XVI was divinely inspired to renounce, that does not mean that what he did was Divinely Inspired in every aspect of it.

I have no reason to think Pope Benedict XVI is a liar and thus accept what he says about being inspired by God. And in several articles, here at FromRome.Info I have speculated that he acted to defend the Church from Freemasonry. In this I presume not to judge the Pope, as the Rule of Saint Francis requires me. I also presume that he did not sin in the least.  And in this I am merely obeying charity, which thinketh no evil of any man.

Third Answer is Both

The third possibility is that he was both inspired by God and made a substantial error. And that this happened because God gave him the inspiration to resign, but not the grace to do it perfectly. And that God did this because God wanted to protect the Church from Freemasonry, but did not want Pope Benedict XVI to be guilty of making a fake resignation or of being accused of deceiving anyone.

If such was the case, God also acted perfectly. Because He owes no man grace to be perfect and impeccable in what he does, not even the Roman Pontiff.

In this case, too, it may be that God blinded the minds of the Cardinals and Bishops to not see the substantial error in the act of renunciation because He was completely disgusted with them and wants to cut them off from His Church, or at least to so humiliate them before men as to produce from them a wholesome repentance and conversion which would not be achieved through any other means.

In this third supposition, Pope Benedict XVI may have sinned through pride, imprudence, haste, fear or avarice, depending whether the substantial error was conceived and executed out of vanity, neglect of seeking sound counsel, fear to avoid being assassinated or desire to have something after resigning that he had no right to have.


As can be seen, the First Answer addresses the objective facts and presumes personal fault or error and excludes divine inspiration. The second presumed divine inspiration and excludes personal fault or error. But the third and last presumes in part divine inspiration but in part some personal fault.

Yes, as Pope Innocent II teaches, we cannot judge the Roman Pontiff except when he errs in matters of the faith. And thus, we must say that it was a substantial error and affirm that it is an error to hold that the papacy can be divided. But as the Church has not definitively taught this truth — though it be clear in the Deposit of the Faith — holding this error does not cause you to be a heretic canonically. And acting on the basis of this error is not the same thing as professing the error, because, as I said, the error can arise out of passion and not dissent of mind.

But whatever was the reason answer, (1) we are all obliged to pray for Pope Benedict XVI and (2) urge that the right canonical order be restored in the Church: that he be recognized as the one and only true Pope, that it be affirmed that Bergoglio was  never the pope, and that Bergoglio be publicly reproved for teaching heresy and promoting schism, if not also for usurping the papal office (on the supposition he does know the resignation is invalid).

Both things need to be done: here at FromRome.Info we are not heroes or better than anyone else in the Church, nor even experts. We just advocate that which the Faith teaches all of us should advocate in such a crisis.

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5 Questions for Bishop Schneider & Dr. Taylor Marshall

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Over at Catholic Monitor, Fred Martinez has cut through all the deception and lying of Bishop Schneider and Dr. Taylor Marshall in their recent YouTube Video, and has proposed to them 5 yes or no Questions, and asked them publicly to respond.

His article is entitled, Do Marshall and Schneider think they are greater theologians than Doctors of the Church, Sts. Robert Bellarmine and Francis de Sales?

This article follows upon Martinez’ rebuttal of their arguments in several articles:

  1. Why did Taylor Marshall Chicken Out in Questioning Bp. Schneider on the Bellarmine teaching on Heretical Popes Ceasing to be Pope?
  2. Is Bp. Schneider a “Flying Monkey” or another Type of Enabler?
  3. Why is Bp. Schneider spreading the Doubtful Propaganda of a possible Leftist British Operative?
  4. Schneider’s Opinion has next to Zero Merit when standing next to the Teaching of Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales
  5. Is Bishop Schneider a Pelagianist?
  6. Schneider’s Opinion vs. Cdl. Burke: ‘If a Pope would Formally Profess Heresy he would Cease, by that act, to be the Pope. It’s Automatic.”
  7. Doubtful Schneider vs. St. Bellarmine & Bp. Gracida: “A Doubtful Pope is no Pope”
  8. Bp. Schneider vs. Pope Innocent III, Trent & the Ancient Fathers

5 Questions for Bishop Schneider and Dr. Taylor Marshall

I urge all Catholics to confront these men on social media and in email and in person. Also share these questions with all who claim to find their false arguments to be convincing. The faith is in danger by the errors spread by these two men.

Fred Martinez writes:

To make it really easy for them it has been formatted so that they only have to answer: yes or no.

1. Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales said “The Pope… when he is explicitly a heretic… the Church must either deprive him or as some say declare him deprived of his Apostolic See.” Was St. Francis de Sales a Sedevacantist or a schismatic? Answer: yes or no.

2. “Universal Acceptance” theologian John of St. Thomas said “This man in particular lawfully elected and accepted by the Church is the supreme pontiff.” Was John of St. Thomas for saying “the supreme pontiff” must be BOTH “lawfully elected and accepted by the Church” a Sedevacantist or a schismatic? Answer: yes or no.

3. Do you think that a “supreme pontiff” if “universally accepted” is still Pope if, to quote papal validity expert Arnaldo Xavier de Silveira on “dubious election[s]”, that he is “a woman… a child… a demented person… a heretic… a apostate… [which] would [thus] be invalid[ed] by divine law”? Answer: yes or no.

4. Renowned Catholic historian Warren Carroll agreed with Bishop René Gracida on the determining factor for discerning a valid conclave for a valid papal election besides divine law. Carroll pronounced:

“But each Pope, having unlimited sovereign power as head of the Church, can prescribe any method for the election of his successor(s) that he chooses… A papal claimant not following these methods is also an Antipope.”

Are renowned historian Carroll and Bishop Gracida for saying this Sedevacantists or schismatics? Answer: yes or no.

5. Is Bishop Gracida really a Sedevacantist and schismatic for convincingly demonstrating that there is valid evidence that Pope John Paul II’s conclave constitution “Universi Dominici Gregis” which “prescribe[d].. [the] method for the election of his successor(s)” was violated and must be investigated by Cardinals? Answer: yes or no.

Answer or show you are a fraud!

Fred Martinez is an excellent master of rhetoric. He knows how to posit a question, the answer to which will expose the one to whom it is addressed either as a liar or force him to admit that he was lying and take back his lie. It’s inescapable debating style.

Consequently, short of an act of public repentance, I think that neither the Bishop nor the Doctor will respond to Fred’s 5 Questions. And that means, that neither should you follow the Bishop or Doctor anymore, because by their silence they show themselves to be dishonest liars. For an honest liar should admit at least in public that he is lying.


CREDITS: The Featured Image is a screen shot of the Video by Dr. Taylor Marshall interviewing Bishop Schneider. The text in quotes is taken from The Catholic Monitor Blog, by the intrepid Fred Martinez.

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