Commentary by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
I cannot remain silent at the outrage committed in this article at Rorate Caeli, by Father Lanzetta, since he is, like myself, a former member of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.
His comment in passing on Pope Benedict XVI is the consummate expression of psychosis in which those who have replaced truth and reality upon the altar of their hearts with political correctness and wanting to please your superiors, at all costs.
Here is the comment, which Father Lanzetta gives:
There has been significant spiritual unpreparedness to face a situation that is certainly new, but no more disastrous than past epidemics that have claimed victims upon victims (think of the Spanish fever that from 1918 to 1920 caused tens of millions of deaths), of which the Church has always been a witness through her great humanity and her vigilant presence in those moments. A great uncertainty, instead, has characterised our days. The spiritual response to the disaster was either lacking or was very mild, very human. This uncertainty basically has two causes, a remote one of an ecclesial nature and a proximate one of a scientific nature:
•The remote one developed in 2013 with the resignation of Benedict XVI, hailed as the last attempt of the katechon (cf. 2 Ts 2:6-7) to hinder evil and the manifestation of the antichrist, if not his very destruction.A completely unusual new scenario opened up with the presence of two popes in the Church, one emeritus and the other reigning. This has caused widespread mistrust about leadership in the Catholic Church, which in fact is lacking, combined with the strong suspicion that Pope Francis is not the true pope due to the invalidity of Pope Ratzinger’s resignation, although the latter has repeatedly reiterated that his resignation was voluntary. All this would go on to produce, on the one hand, even conspiracy theory-based positions that see the alliance between the vaccine and the pontificate of Francis as a way to make the human race disappear, having already somehow decreed the disappearance of the Church; on the other, an abrupt ‘no’ to everything that has been produced by the Vatican under the pontificate of Francis, even to the little that has reiterated moral principles, such as the Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines (21 December 2020).
It is entirely shameful and totally illogical to blame Pope Benedict XVI for any of this. Rational and sane persons, inside and outside of the Church, cite Benedict for having sown doubt in Bergoglio, but no one has been a greater cause of doubting Bergoglio than Bergoglio himself. He needs no help in that!
Moreover, those who accept Pope Benedict XVI are the ones who are refusing the DeathVaxx. He is literally the cause of the salvation of souls and bodies to all who return or remain in communion with him.
In what he has written, Lanzetta has uttered the consummate blasphemy, for he has blamed Christ’s Vicar for being the cause of truth and virtue. Only a Satanist would think like this. This is outrageous and shameful in the most vile manner.
So to Father Lanzetta, I ask: “You were once consecrated to the Immaculate. So tell me when did you sell your soul to Satan? “