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The House of Cardinal Re

REPRINTED FROM JAN. 22, 2020

(Note the Date!)

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Three days after the publication of this article,
Bergoglio accepted the election of Cardinal Re as dean of the College of Cardinals

It is not easy for Catholics to understand why Cardinals do and do not do what they do. Especially in these times, when the Cardinals should be warning and reproving and taking steps to clean up the mess at the Vatican, which is leading the apostasy of the world.

For this “why” I cannot give an explanation. But understanding where Cardinals come from and to which faction in the Church they may belong, may shed some light on this “why”, however so superficial.

With this in mind, let us examine the Faction of Cardinals which has as its co-consecrator, Giovanni Battista Re, one of the most important Cardinals in the College of Cardinals, which is seen by the fact that Bergoglio selected him to be Vice-Dean of his college of cardinals on June 10, 2017. A position he has weathered despite the unceremonious demotion of the Cardinal Dean of many years, Cardinal Sodano, in December.

Let me begin by saying that Cardinal Re’s episcopal lineage does not descend from Cardinal Rampolla del Tindaro, the god-father of the St Gallen Mafia. It descends rather from Pope John Paul II.

Second, that Cardinal Re is an impressive Bishop in action. He has participated in over 165 Episcopal consecrations in his life time. A truly remarkable number, which makes him one of the greatest all time consecrators of bishops in the Church. This is due to the fact, that when Pope John Paul II consecrated Bishops, Cardinal Re was normally assisting as a co-consecrator, by some special arrangement of the Pope.

Normally, factions in the Church among Bishops are denoted by lineages of principal consecrators, not co-consecrators. A principal consecrator is the Bishop who presides over the consecration of a man who has been nominated to be a bishop. A co-consecrator is one of two or more Bishops who assist in the consecration of the nominated.

However, Cardinal Re was not the principal consecrator of any Bishop who later became a Cardinal. A fact which means, that no one upon whom his favor rested that much, was ever raised to the dignity of a Cardinal. However, he is the co-consecrator of 18 Cardinals, which is extraordinary. Nevertheless, this seems to be because these future Cardinals were all consecrated by Pope John Paul II, with few exceptions.

Let me list the names of those Bishops and Cardinals, in the order of the year they were co-consecrated Bishop by Cardinal Re. You might recognize someone you know:

Patriarch Michel Sabbah (1988)
Archbishop Marian Oles † (1988)
Archbishop Emery Kabongo Kanundowi (1988)
Bishop Luís d’Andrea, O.F.M. Conv. † (1988)
Bishop Victor Adibe Chikwe † (1988)
Bishop Athanasius Atule Usuh † (1988)
Bishop José Raúl Vera López, O.P. (1988)
Bishop Srecko Badurina, T.O.R. † (1988)
Bishop Luigi Belloli † (1988)
Bishop John Gavin Nolan † (1988)
José Cardinal Saraiva Martins, C.M.F. (1988)
Bishop Giuseppe Matarrese (1989) ###
Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci (1990)
Archbishop Ignazio Bedini, S.D.B. (1990)
Archbishop Mario Milano (1990)
Archbishop Giovanni Ceirano † (1990)
Archbishop Oscar Rizzato (1990)
Antonio Ignacio Cardinal Velasco Garcia, S.D.B. † (1990)
Archbishop Paul Runangaza Ruzoka (1990)
Bishop Marian Błażej Kruszyłowicz, O.F.M. Conv. (1990)
Bishop Pierre François Marie Joseph Duprey, M. Afr. † (1990)
Archbishop Domenico Umberto D’Ambrosio (1990)
Bishop Edward Dajczak (1990)
Bishop Benjamin de Jesus Almoneda (1990)
Archbishop Francesco Gioia, O.F.M. Cap. (1990)
Archbishop Edward Nowak (1990)
Archbishop Giacinto Berloco (1990)
Archbishop Erwin Josef Ender (1990)
Jean-Louis Pierre Cardinal Tauran † (1991)
Vinko Cardinal Puljić (1991)
Archbishop Marcello Costalunga † (1991)
Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla (1991)
Francisco Javier Cardinal Errázuriz Ossa, P. Schönstatt (1991)
Bishop Bruno Pius Ngonyani (1991)
Bishop Francis Emmanuel Ogbonna Okobo (1991)
Bishop Andrea Gemma, F.D.P. † (1991)
Bishop Joseph Habib Hitti (1991)
Bishop Jacinto Guerrero Torres † (1991)
Bishop Bl. Alvaro del Portillo y Diez de Sollano † (1991)
Julián Cardinal Herranz Casado (1991)
Archbishop Bruno Bertagna † (1991)
Archbishop Ernesto Maria Fiore † (1992)
Archbishop Rino Passigato (1992)
Bishop Juan Matogo Oyana, C.M.F. (1992)
Bishop Gastone Simoni (1992)
Bishop Iñaki Mallona Txertudi, C.P. (1992)
Bishop Philippe Nkiere Keana, C.I.C.M. (1992)
Bishop Benjamin David de Jesus, O.M.I. † (1992)
Bishop John Joseph Glynn † (1992)
Bishop Petar Šolic † (1992)
Michael Louis Cardinal Fitzgerald, M. Afr. (1992)
Bishop Henri Salina, C.R.A. † (1992)
Archbishop Diego Causero (1993)
Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle (1993)
Elio Cardinal Sgreccia † (1993)
Bishop Henryk Marian Tomasik (1993)
Archbishop Henry Joseph Mansell (1993)
Bishop Jan Kopiec (1993)
Archbishop Alojzij Uran (1993)
Bishop Luigi Sposito † (1993)
Bishop Norbert Klemens Strotmann Hoppe, M.S.C. (1993)
Bishop Elmo Noel Joseph Perera † (1993)
Archbishop Csaba Ternyák (1993)
Archbishop Domenico De Luca † (1993) ###
Archbishop Peter Paul Prabhu † (1994)
Archbishop Peter Stephan Zurbriggen (1994)
Archbishop Jean-Paul Aimé Gobel (1994)
Bishop Julien Mawule Kouto † (1994)
Bishop Edward James Slattery (1994)
Bishop Uriah Adolphus Ashley Maclean (1994)
Bishop Emiliano Antonio Cisneros Martínez, O.A.R. (1994)
Bishop Américo do Couto Oliveira † (1994)
Bishop Christo Proykov (1994)
Archbishop Ramon Cabrera Argüelles (1994)
Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Rios (1994)
Bishop Paolo Gillet (1994)
Bishop Antoni Józef Długosz (1994)
Archbishop Bruno Musarò (1995)
Bishop Petko Jordanov Christov, O.F.M. Conv. (1995)
Bishop Antonio Napoletano, C.SS.R. † (1995)
Bishop Zacharias Cenita Jimenez † (1995)
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (1995)
Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez † (1995)
Bishop Pierfranco Pastore † (1995)
Bishop Stanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M. (1995)
Bishop Paweł Cieślik (1995)
Bishop Stefan Regmunt (1995)
Archbishop Charles Asa Schleck, C.S.C. † (1995)
Archbishop Luigi Ventura (1995) ###
Carlo Cardinal Caffarra † (1995)
Archbishop José Paulino Ríos Reynoso (1996)
Archbishop Riccardo Fontana (1996)
Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli (1996)
Archbishop Jaime Vieira Rocha (1996)
Kurt Cardinal Koch (1996)
Bishop Ārvaldis Andrejs Brumanis † (1996)
Bishop Antons Justs † (1996)
Archbishop Francisco Pérez González (1996)
Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (1996)
Bishop Marko Sopi † (1996)
Bishop Rafael Ramón Conde Alfonzo (1996)
Bishop Riccardo Ruotolo † (1996)
Bishop Antal Majnek, O.F.M. (1996)
Stanisław Cardinal Ryłko (1996)
Archbishop Francisco Gil Hellín (1996) ###
Archbishop Luigi Conti (1996) ###
Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto (1997)
Paolo Cardinal Sardi † (1997) Titular Bishop of Sutri, Italy
Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, C.SS.R. † (1997)
Bishop Delio Lucarelli (1997)
Bishop Ignace Baguibassa Sambar-Talkena † (1997)
Bishop Luciano Pacomio (1997)
Archbishop Angelo Massafra, O.F.M. (1997)
Bishop Florentin Crihălmeanu (1997)
Archbishop Jean-Claude Périsset (1997)
Bishop Piotr Libera (1997)
Bishop Basílio do Nascimento (1997)
Bishop Hil Kabashi, O.F.M. (1997)
Leonardo Cardinal Sandri (1997) ###
Mario Francesco Cardinal Pompedda † (1998)
Archbishop Marco Dino Brogi, O.F.M. (1998)
Bishop Peter Kwaku Atuahene (1998)
Bishop Filippo Strofaldi † (1998)
Archbishop Wiktor Paweł Skworc (1998)
Bishop Franco Dalla Valle, S.D.B. † (1998)
Archbishop Angelito Rendon Lampon, O.M.I. (1998)
Bishop Tomislav Koljatic Maroevic (1998)
Bishop Francesco Saverio Salerno † (1998)
Archbishop Alessandro D’Errico (1999)
Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio (1999)
Archbishop Alain Paul Charles Lebeaupin (1999)
Bishop Cesare Mazzolari, M.C.C.I. † (1999)
Bishop Pierre Trân Ðinh Tu (1999)
Bishop Rafael Cob García (1999)
Archbishop Mathew Moolakkatt, O.S.B. (1999)
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (1999)
Bishop José Luis Redrado Marchite, O.H. (1999)
(Layman) Józef Wesołowski † (2000)
Archbishop Giacomo Guido Ottonello (2000)
Archbishop George Panikulam (2000)
Archbishop Alberto Bottari de Castello (2000)
Bishop Ivo Baldi Gaburri (2000)
Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (2000)
Bishop David Laurin Ricken (2000)
Bishop Anton Coşa (2000)
Bishop András Veres (2000)
Péter Cardinal Erdő (2000)
Bishop Giuseppe Pasotto, C.S.S. (2000)
Bishop Franco Croci (2000)
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (2000) ###
Fernando Cardinal Filoni (2001)
Archbishop Henryk Józef Nowacki (2001)
Archbishop Timothy Paul Andrew Broglio (2001)
Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino (2001)
Archbishop Tomash (Tomasz) Bernard Peta (2001)
Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo (2001)
Marc Armand Cardinal Ouellet, P.S.S. (2001)
Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi (2001)
Bishop Đura Džudžar (2001)
Bishop Fabio Fabene (2014) ###

Now look at that list again. I have colored in RED the Cardinals who were suspected as members of the group which engineered the election of Bergoglio in the uncanonical Conclave of 2013. They formed a group called by Austen Ivereigh, “Team Bergoglio”. There are at least 3, Cardinal Koch, Bishop of Basel Switzerland might be the fourth.

I have colored in Green, those who were Cardinal Electors in 2013, but whose allegiance in voting is not known. There are 7 of these, not counting Cardinal Koch.

I have colored in BLUE the men whom Bergoglio presumed to name Cardinals. I say presumed, because as an Anti-pope, he has no authority to name Cardinals (To do that you need to hold the petrine munus, which Pope Benedict clearly and textually never renounced.)  There are 2 Cardinals in this category.

Three of the Cardinals on this list are publicly known for having criticized the Bergoglian regime: Cardinal Sandri, who is rumored to have bitterly denounced Bergoglio to his face for attacking the Discipline of the Sacraments; Cardinal Caffara who was renowned for denouncing relativism (God rest his soul); and Cardinal Burke, whose reputation is such it need not be summarized here, after his numerous public statements in favor of the Eternal Faith and in criticism of the policies of Bergoglio, even if he continues to hold Bergoglio as the Pope.

The Cardinals and Bishops whose episcopal lineage descends from Cardinal Rampolla del Tindaro, are marked with a ### in Black (there are 3); those who descend from Cardinal de Lai, both of whose co-consecrators descend from Cardinal Rampolla, or from Cardinal Gasparri, the secretary of Cardinal Rampolla, are marked with a ### in Red (There are 5, nearly all Sodano men).

I think it is important to note, that in all the cases in which Cardinal Re is not assisting Pope John Paul II as principal consecrator, he is assisting an ally or direct descendant of Cardinal Rampolla del Tindaro.

The only reasonable inference that can be made from that, is that Cardinal Re was a member of the St. Gallen Mafia, by adoption. And that would explain why he is now Vice-Dean of Bergoglio’s college of cardinals.

The fact that he was trusted by Pope John Paul II in so many ceremonies of episcopal ordination, shows that he succeed so well in gaining the confidence of the Pope that he served as a sort of minder of his activities during his pontificate. This may imply that Cardinal Re was one of the chief St. Gallen Mafia secret agents in the Vatican for many years, hiding in plain sight.

So the next time you ask why any Cardinal on this list, like Cardinal Burke, may not be doing what you want him to do, read this list and contemplate what it might mean. They might be hedging, so that in the next conclave they elect someone from the House of Cardinal Re, which, alas, might not be a good thing after all.

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Saints of the Church of Rome — Saint Peter of Anagni

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

There are many Saints at Rome which are unknown to the world, but whose virtues, example, heroism and holiness shine brightly in Heaven and Earth unto this day. As part of FromRome.info’s coverage, therefore, I would be amiss to neglect to cover the lives of some of them, which are important examples of unity for the Catholic Church.

The first of which, I want to speak of Saint Peter of Anagni, also known as San Pietro da Salerno (not to be confused with the homonymous Lombard tutor and prince, who died in 855 A. D., who usurped the throne of Salerno from Sico II). Not much is found online about this saint, whether in English or Italian, so here I publish the most complete online biography of this great man, for the sake of Catholics everywhere.

Birth and Youth

Our Lady enthroned between St. Peter of Anani, St. Benedict, Sts. Constantine and Helena, Gaetani Chapel, Cathedral of Anagni.

Peter was of the princely house of Salerno, a family of Lombards which had come to Italy in the 6th century as conquerors. In recent centuries they had ruled a variety of minor states in southern Italy, the chief of which was the Principality of Salerno.

It is not clear from which branch of the family, Saint Peter was descended, nor do we know the precise year of his birth or his parents names. His biography simply was content to say that in early childhood he was left an orphan, and thus came to be entrusted to the Abbey of Sts. Mary and Saint Benedict, at Salerno, in accord with the Rule of Saint Benedict, which in chapter 59, provided for the sustenance of the orphans of the nobility.

The Abbey itself, founded in 793 A. D., by the princes of Salerno, and was named by the Emperor Otto III as the head of all the Benedictine Monasteries in the region in 990 A. D.. In 1023 A. D., however, it was seized by the Lombard princes Guaiferio, Maione and Maginolfo, nephews of Guiamario IV, who held it until 1043 A. D., thus providing for a solid motive to abandon orphans to the care of the returning monks.

In the Service of Popes

It is this turbulent period in the history of the Abbey, that Saint Peter comes to be known in the historical record, when sometime after 1049 and before 1062, Saint Hildebrand, in his capacity as legate of Pope visited the monastery, and took Peter into his entourage. According to the historical record, Saint Hildebrand was in the area in 1059, accompanying Pope Nicholas II to the Council of Melfi (held Aug. 3rd to 25th), which was organized by the Abbot of Monte Cassino and which the Abbot of Sts. Mary and Benedict, at Salerno, would have undoubtedly attended. However, the Saints could have met in 1050, when Pope St. Leo IX held a Synod at Salerno, at which St. Hildebrand was most likely in attendance.

From this point on, St. Peter of Anagni was in the papal service, with the official title of papal chaplain, and most likely as a close collaborator with St. Hildebrand, who, in his youth, studied at the Benedictine Abby of St. Mary’s, on the Aventine, at Rome, under Archbishop Lorenzo of Amalfi, a town just a few miles north of Salerno, on the coast.

Bishop of Anagni

Silver and Gold Reliquary of Saint Peter of Anagni (Museum of the Cathedral)

What is certain, though, is that Pope Alexander II nominated Saint Peter Bishop of Anagni in 1062 A. D.. This nomination took place during the rivalry (Oct. 28, 1061- May 31, 1064 A. D.) of Pope Alexander with the anti-pope Otto II (Peter Caldalo 1010-1072 A. D.), during which the true Pope sought to put bishops loyal to him in the empty episcopal sees of the Roman Province.

Saint Peter, then, must have been a most trusted collaborator of the Pope and a man of firm character who would be trusted not to cede to threats and bribes — rare virtues in the 11th century’s many tumults and controversies.

About a decade after his consecration as Bishop, the Roman Pontiff sent him on a diplomatic mission to the Roman Emperor, Michael VII Doukas (October 1, 1071- to March 31, 1078 A. D.). The formal motive for this mission seems to be suggested by the historical circumstances, in which the Papacy, having made a strong alliance with the Normans in southern Italy, found it necessary to send someone of the princely house of the Lombards of Salerno, the rivals of the Normans, as papal legate to Constantinople; and materially, in the fact that the recent schism of 1054 A. D., requires the Papacy to send someone who both spoke Greek and could with learning treat with questions both theological and legal. The occasion of the mission, however, appears connected to the central role played by the Abbot of Monte Casino in negotiating the marriage of Olipiade (Helena), daughter of Robert the Guiscard, to the son of Emperor Michael VII, Constantino Profirogenito, which made peace between the Normans and Greeks. Their marriage took place in 1074.

During this mission “pro concordia fidei,” the biographers of St. Peter of Anagni say that he experienced a heavenly vision of Our Lady, who told him to seek the intercession of St. Magnus, the patron Saint of Anagni, to cure the Emperor of his chronic and deadly disease; which Saint Peter promptly did, probably with the application of a relic of the Saint. In gratitude the Greek Emperor bestowed upon the Saint rich presents which he used to embellish the reconstruction of the Cathedral of Anagni, an impressive work which merited the Saint to be depicted for long ages afterwards with a Cathedral in his right hand.

St. Peter rebuilds the Cathedral of Our Lady, at Anagni

Altar of the Holy Virgin with 2 Armenian Saints, Crypt of St. Magnus, Cathedral of Anagni

St. Peter’s most lasting work on earth, was the the reconstruction of the Cathedral of Anagni began in 1072-74 A. D.. When he came to the diocese, the church was in complete ruins. He rebuilt it on the highest point of the city, in Romanesque style and adorned it with the most beautiful inlaid mosaic floors, which still exist to this day. The construction began with the Crypt dedicated to the newly rediscovered remains of Saint Magnus 1068, both of which ere was not completed until 1104, though in subsequent decades and centuries various minor works were undertaken.

The Crypt of St. Magnus, which came to house the mortal remains, also of St. Peter, was called the “Sistine Chapel of the Middle Ages” due to its wonderful Biblically inspired fresco paintings all all walls and ceilings, among which are a series dedicated to the life and martyrdom of Saint Magnus.

This work of restoration was truly inspired of God as can be seen by the important role this Cathedral would play in Church history in subsequent generations. In her were canonized Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint Clair of Assisi, Saint Edward II King and Confessor and Saint Peter the Hermit. Here Pope Alexander III excommunicated the antipope Victor IV along with Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, on March 24, 1160 A. D.. Here, Pope Gregory IX imposed excommunication on Frederick II and reconciled him to the Church on September 1, 1230 A. D..  Here, the Cardinals elected Pope Boniface VIII, after the renunciation of the papacy by St. Celestine V. Here Boniface promulgated the Bull Unam Sanctam. Here the adherents of the family of Colonna, in the service of the French King, slapped Pope Boniface, with such force, that he died of the trauma a month later.

St. Peter reforms the Diocese of Anagni

Fresco of St. Peter of Anagni, holding the Cathedral of Anagni in his right hand, with St. Oliva, patroness of the Diocese, from the Narthex of the Cathedral, Anagni

Our Saint, however, became famous as a zealous adherent of the Gregorian reforms which Pope St. Gregory VII (Hildebrand) his patron, would lead from April 23, 1073 until his death on May 25, 1085 A. D., in one of the most stunning pontificates in the entire history of the Roman Church, which put the Pope in ecclesiastical and civil conflict with the principal rules of his day, and which he prosecuted with both numerous councils, synods, excommunications and wars.

The Gregorian Reform consisted in stamping out simony, concubinage and dissolute living among the clergy and religious of the Church, vindicating the rights of the Church over her properties and possessions, and insisting that ecclesiastical superiors be appointed and nominated only by the Church. This latter conflict was called the Investiture Controversy, and it put the Pope and his loyal supporters head-to-head with the lax and worldly clergy of his day, who wanted to collaborate fully with civil powers to the detriment of the Church’s institutions and the damnation of souls.

Saint Peter put this reform into practice in the Diocese of Anagni by reforming the clergy, taking back control of fields, vineyards, orchards and territories, which belonged to the Church, but through long neglect had come into the de facto control of laymen, princes and individual clerics. In this he was a close supporter of St. Bruno of Segni (1045-1123 A. D.), whose zeal in this regard was so strong, that he publicly rebuked Pope Pascal II for conceding a privilege to the German Emperor, and forced him to recant it at the First Lateran Council of 1116, where after the recantantion, St. Bruno arose and said, “I thank God that my lord and pope has abjured his heresy!”

Saint Peter on the First Crusade

Christ and His Apostles, Crypt of St. Magnus, Cathedral of Anagni.

At the end of his life, Saint Peter attended the First Crusade with Bohemond of Altavilla (d. 1111). Bl. Pope Urban II, at the Council of Clermont in 1095, had invited Bishops from all of Christendom to accompany the Crusaders as chaplains and military counselors. Saint Bruno, Peter’s close friend, had already showed his zeal by accompanying Bl. Urban II to France and back again, to promote the First Crusade and field an army to deliver Rome from the clutches of the anti-pope, Clement III, a feat accomplished in 1097 by one of the French Crusading contingents under the command of Count Hugh of Vermandois, brother of the Capetian King of France, Philip I. Like Philip, Hugh was son of Anne of Kyiv (1033-1075 A. D), who had married his father, Henry I.

It was then, as groups of Crusaders filtered their way down the peninsula of Italy, that Bohemond of Altavilla, took note of their holy quest and joined them by raising 35,500 soldiers. It was this host that St. Peter of Anagni joined, as chaplain and custodian. He remained in the Holy Land until 1102, though is not clear whether he joined Bohemond in 1097 when he set out, or in 1099 after he had become Prince of Antioch.

Bohemond was by far the most able military general of his age, and his role in the First Crusade was essential to its victory. Having had long experience fighting against the Greek Emperors for the control of southern Italy and western Greece, he had extensive knowledge of lands of the East and the methods of fighting in those distant regions. As such, he was one of the few principal leaders who refused to swear an oath of fealty to the Greek Emperor and under his leadership lead the attack on Antioch as well as its successful defense against a much larger host of Turks which had come to relieve its siege. In consequence, he proclaimed himself Prince of Antioch and was confirmed in this by the Papal Legate. Bohemond blazed a path in relations with the Christians of the East by marrying an Armenian princess.

St. Peter would have accompanied Bohemond to Jerusalem, for Christmas of 1099 A. D.,  where the latter fulfilled his crusader vows to journey to Jerusalem (he had not participated in its siege and capture) and with Peter attended the consecration of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Dagobert of Pisa. Arriving on Dec. 21, Bohemund immediately contested the uncanonical election of Arnulf of Chocques, and proceeded to his deposition after Christmas. He then promoted Dagobert to the See of Jerusalem, with the agreement of all the Crusading princes. St. Peter then was witness to the investment of Godfrey Duke of Bouillon with the title of Protector of the Holy Sepulcher and Bohemond of Altavilla as Prince of Antioch. After affairs became even more controverted in the Crusader States, St. Peter of Anagni returned back to his Diocese around 1102.

Saint Peter’s Death and Glorification

Saint Peter passed from this live on August 3, 1104 A. D.. As he did, Saint Bruno of Segni, from his mountain top See across the valley beheld a splendid light illumine the city of Anagni. Understanding its significance, he rushed to the city and presided over Saint Peter’s funeral. Immediately numerous miracles were worked in the presence of his relics and at his intercession, provoking such marvel among the Catholics of the Roman Province, that Pope Pasqual II on June 4, 1109 A. D., decreed his canonization in the bull, Dominum Excelsum and authorize his public cult. Saint Bruno himself wrote the postulatio and presided at the ceremony of canonization himself, as the Papal Legate. Saint Peter’s relics were transferred by his successor Bishop Peter II, to the very crypt of St. Magnus which he had built during his lifetime. The Cathedral then received the honor of being consecrated by Pope Alexander III in 1179 A. D. on the 75th anniversary of the Saint’s death.

SHORT VIDEO OF THE CRYPT OF SAINT MAGNUS:

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The CIA Plan for the Destruction of the Church, June 29, 1953 A. D.

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The level of malignancy and evil revealed in the following CIA document is beyond anything imaginable: a plan for Ideological Warfare against the Catholic Church with the aim of seizing the Papacy itself, placing thereon an agent to achieve the world-wide goals of the plan, which are the supremacy of Americanism.

This document was published in its final form on July 29, 1953, exactly 60 days before the Image of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, at Syracuse, Sicily, would burst into a flood of tears, and cause a shrine to be built in that city, which would become one of the great destinations of Marian pilgrimage in the Catholic world.

Can anyone now doubt the deep reason for such a divine prodigy?

This CIA document was scheduled to be declassified on April 28, 2005, just days after the Conclave which should have elected Bergoglio, but failed to do so, had concluded.

But George Bush, Jr., the US President and Skull and Bones Man, chose to delay that publication. It was declassified instead on Dec. 29, 2013 A. D.., exactly 60 years and 6 months from the date of the publication of its final version.

For anyone who can think, those dates should make you realize something: this document was kept secret during the entire Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. And it was scheduled to be released only on two occasions, both when Bergoglio was to be in power!

Can one seek a clearer sign that the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio was the ultimate objective of this 60 year long plot to destroy the Church of Jesus Christ?

If you have any doubt, consider these points: this document was composed by the Psychological Bureau Services (aka National Psychological Strategy Board= of the OSS, US Military Intelligence, already by that time incorporated into the CIA, along with the entire Nazi spy network of Western Europe. Indeed, the document reeks of Hegelianism and an approach to disinformation, misinformation and propaganda in which the National Socialist Party and her adepts were known experts.

The Bureau involved such persons as Edward P. Lilly, whose role is detailed in his Wikipedia article, and Captain Gordon Grey, Secretary of the Army (1949-50), first director (from 1950-52) of the NPSB and member of the masonic Order of the GimGhool.

It was signed and approved by Allen Dulles, head of the CIA, member of the Order of Malta and the Skull and Bones Lodge. The very man, whose nephew was rewarded with a Cardinal’s hat by John Paul II!

Is it any wonder then, that the Mafia of St. Gallen, which met in a city where the Nazi’s where highly respected, and included Bishops whose episcopal lines embraced the very Catholic Bishops who collaborated most closely with Nazi Germany, should be the ones to seize the Vatican with the assistance of the Reich-bank Deutsche Bank in March of 2013 A. D.?

In this document, the ultimate purpose was hidden from government workers, by the use of a simple code, that is, wherever one reads, “Communist”, one was to understand “Catholic Church”, whenever and wherever necessary.  This was proposed by Henry Booth Luce, founder of Time and Life Magazines. (cf. “John Courtney Murry, Time/Life and the American Proposition: How the CIA’s Doctrinal Warfare Program Changed the Catholic Church”, by Dr. David Wemhoff, 2022: Vol, Chapter 3 & chapter 33)

Here is the very document, the execution of which is THE explanation for Vatican II, the putsch to remove Benedict, the election of Bergoglio and perhaps the elections of John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II.

CIA-RDP80-01065A000200080013-4

Any Catholic media outlet which will NOT discuss this document, should be considered a bought-and-paid CIA front.

UPDATE: OMC Radio TV did a follow up on the man behind this document here.

The author of the above mentioned book, Attorney Wemhoff, has honored FromRome.Info with a mention in his recent post:

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Rules, Regulations and Proceedures for the Election of Pope Benedict XVI’s Successor

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

FRENCH TRANSLATION — VERSIONE ITALIANA

The Successor of Saint Peter’s Role in God’s Plan of Salvation

God alone knows the times and places wherein we will each be called to stand before the throne of Christ and receive judgement for our lives. And it will be inexorable and infinitely just in every detail. But until that time, we should live as His humble servants, confessing our sins and working for the good of His Church, which is His Mystical Bride on Earth.

Down through the Centuries, the Church has made pilgrimage from the Pentecost wherein She was born among men and manifested Herself for the first time to unbelievers, toward the Eternal and Final Heavenly Marriage Banquet wherein She shall celebrate Her Nuptials with Christ the King.

And to ensure that She arrives safe at that Day of days, Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ entrusted Her to Saint Peter and His Successors, in time. so that from generation to generation in this long pilgrimage, She might have a faithful hand to guide Her without error unto that magnificent feast.

A Short History of the Election of the Roman Pontiffs

List of all the Pope s buried in St. Peter’s Basilica

Each pope in the Apostolic Succession at Rome accepts that duty when he accepts his election as the Bishop of Rome. But down the course of the ages, that election has been conducted under different procedures.

At first, with the death of Saint Peter, it is most probably that Saint Paul the Apostle presided over the first election of a pope, Saint Linus, where, out of fear of persecution, the Church of Rome met in secret to elect their own Bishop, faithful and clergy and consecrated alike. In those days the Church of Rome presided over the entire valley of the Tiber, extending from the hills of Tuscania to those of Albanus, and from the hinterlands of the Tiber to the shores of the Tyrrhenian sea.

We do not know anything more precise about the first election of a pope. It was not a conclave, because that term arises from the first elections in the 13th century (1216?, 1241 and especially that of 1269 at Viterbo) conducted under lock and key, to prevent the Cardinals from delaying too long in their decision.

Throughout the ages, the elections of the Roman Pontiffs were usually held in the Roman Province, in some location, not always at Rome, but always where those who has the right of election gathered. In the first ages, the right of election pertained to every member of the Church, but in later ages it was restricted to the Bishops of the city and suburbican dioceses (satellite dioceses around Rome).

Pope Nicholas III wrote one of the first laws for Papal Elections in 1059 — In Nomine Domini, April 13, 1059 — and FromRome.Info has published the only available English translation on the internet, here.

There is now available a long historical explanation of papal elections at Wikipedia, which has further information on elections of the pope throughout the ages, though this is found under the anachronistic term, Conclave.

At first, papal elections were conducted under Apostolic Tradition, that is, the precedent set by Saint Paul the Apostle when he presided over the election of St. Linus. Saint Peter, having set up his See at Rome, bequeathed it to the Church of Rome with his death. It is important to note that the Church of Rome is not a Diocese separated from the other dioceses of the Church, but is the Church founded by Jesus Christ on Peter, from which all the other dioceses have been separated.

Thus the Church of Rome has ever followed her own particular traditions and rules for the election of Bishops and has never respected those rules which were established elsewhere, even in General councils, for other dioceses.

Until there was a papal law for electing a Roman Pontiff, elections were said to be valid or not. Once a papal law was promulgated, they were said to be legitimate or not.  Once popes laid down canons to govern the process, they were said to be canonical or not. In the Rule of Saint Francis of Assisi, promulgated in 1223 by Pope Honorius III, we find that St. Francis promises “to show reverence and obedience to the lord Pope Honorius III and his canonically elected successors”.

The Limitation contained in the current Papal Law on Papal Elections

Nowadays, Popes are elected according to the Papal Law, Universi Dominici gregis, promulgated by Pope John Paul II on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, on Feb. 22, 1996. (1) But since the Code of Canon Law of 1983 specifies that elections are to be by special law, this special law, such elections can be said to be both canonical and legitimate, though it is better to say that they are lawful or not.

Reading the Papal Law on elections attentively, however, reveals that this Papal Law has a provisional character, since it forbids the Cardinal Electors to elect a Roman Pontiff by any other means other than following all the prescriptions of this law. Thus, since this law requires that they meet in Conclave before the 21st day after the death of the Roman Pontiff, if they fail to do so, they lose all right to elect the Roman Pontiff (Universi Dominici Gregis, n. 37). And if such an event should happen without a force majeur intervening, then the Law would no longer be in force. (2)

What then would the Church of Rome do? Since this Law in its promulgated explicitly annulled all prior laws, such an election would have to be conducted according to Apostolic Tradition, since this is the only rule which cannot be abolished by a Roman Pontiff. In fact, every Papal Law and canon about papal elections has merely been an application of this right according to one or more arrangements for the specification and reduction of electors to certain conditions.

I have touched upon this before, on Aug. 31, 2020 A. D., but it will be useful to discuss the matter again.

Without a papal law, then all these specifications and reductions of electors pass out of force.

The rejection of Pope Benedict XVI by the Cardinals will trigger a Unique Situation

As I have said before, this view regarding the election of a Roman Pontiff with all the Cardinal Electors failing to do their duty, is not merely a hypothetical or a useless speculation, since now the Church of Rome risks confronting such a situation head on.

This is because, Pope Benedict XVI has not renounced the papacy. And yet, all the Cardinal Electors publicly recognize the anti-pope and usurper, who is a manifest heretic and not even a Christian in his personal beliefs, as he has manifested on numerous public occasions.

Thus the Cardinals may not convene in conclave to elect a successor of Pope Benedict XVI. And that failure would then trigger the recourse to Apostolic Tradition, on the grounds that the Papal Law would then make it illegal for them to elect any pope at a later date.

The only way this could be avoided is if at least one Cardinal Elector publicly declares for Pope Benedict XVI and is reconciled to him before his death. Both the public declaration and reconciliation is required, because, on account of their public communion with a heretical anti-pope, they are involved in the public crime of schism, whereby they lose all right to elect a pope, because they lose all right to the dignity of the Cardinalate.

Electing a Roman Pontiff according to Apostolic Tradition

The Election of Pope Benedict XVI’s successor then might be the first election of a pope according to Apostolic Tradition since 769 A. D., when the Synod of the Lateran abolished the right of the laity to participate in the election. This abolition was itself abolished by the general clause in the present papal law, which abolished all previous laws.

Thus, there will be no papal law, most likely, to govern the election of Pope Benedict XVI’s successor, which is perhaps what he signified in his Declaratio when he spoke of the Cardinals being cut off (vobis decisionem) and of a future election by those who are competent (ab his quibus competit).

Here it is important to note that if Pope Benedict XVI in his Testament, of which he has occasionally spoken, lays down anything in this regard, if it not be published in his life time, it has no juridical force, since a papal law must be promulgated during the life of the Pope, since he has no authority after his death. Likewise, if in secret he has reconciled any Cardinal, such a reconciliation cannot be retained to be authentic unless it is accompanied by a document signed by trustworthy witnesses and sealed with his seal, during his lifetime.

The Role of Canon Law in such an election according to Apostolic right

This does not mean that the general principles of Canon Law are to be ignored.  While all the Faithful will be able to participate, they must at least according to the norm of Canon Law be able to participate: they must be baptized in the Roman Rite and of the age of reason; they must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, which makes one an adult in the Church; they must be free of ecclesiastical censures imposed by true Popes; and they must be resident according to ecclesiastical law in the Diocese of Rome or one of the Suburbican Dioceses, all of which are parts of the Church of Rome according to ecclesiastical custom.

This number of the Faithful, all of whom are electors, includes all the Catholics who declare that Pope Benedict XVI was the true pope. This number includes the Cardinals of the Roman Church, whether electors or not, the Archbishops, Bishops, Monsignors, Pastors, Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, and all religious who are members of Congregations of Diocesan Rite in any of the dioceses, I have mentioned, who are residents at Rome or therein. This includes the laity of all station and rank in life, from the house wife to the head of Roman Noble Families.

Clergy incardinated in the Diocese of Rome, regardless of their location of residence, and Cardinals whether electors or not, repenting of their schism in a public act before or at the start of such an election, can also participate, regardless of their residence, since by their dignity of Cardinal they are princes of the Church of Rome.

No members of the Masonic Lodges of any rite or observance can participate, since these are excommunicated by Canon Law, as Cardinal Ratzinger reminded everyone more than 40 years ago.

Archbishops and Bishops from other dioceses can attend merely as witnesses, but they cannot speak without permission, nor can they be given a right to vote.

To be a resident, you have to have made your dwelling at Rome or in one of these dioceses at least 1 year before the election and have done so by abandoning your physical residence in all other places, without the intention to return.

Conditions of Time and Place and Convocation of the Electors

There is no precise requirement as to when the election take place, though I am of the opinion, to remove all canonical doubt, that it be held no sooner than the 22nd day after the death of the Roman Pontiff, to exclude any claim by Cardinal Electors that they retained the sole right to elect him.

It can be held in any place in the territory of the Church of Rome, as I have already mentioned.

I believe there is a solid argument to say that the convocation of the Faithful of the Church of Rome must be made by the clergy of Rome, if any are in communion with Pope Benedict XVI — and to my knowledge there are. In fact, I know of two, at least, and there are probably many more than that.

The Election can be held by popular acclaim or by public or secret vote, but the method of election must be agreed upon by the electors. Whether a vote is considered valid by a majority or by two-thirds must also be decided upon.

Whether the election is to be moderated is also a decision that needs to be made.

If any simony be involved it would invalidate the election of one elected in virtue of the influence of it, according to the general norms of Canon Law. This is the one point, where the canons of the Church imposes a more strict rule than the current Papal Law, which explicitly allows for a valid simonaical election, due to the fact that a Conclave being held in secret, makes the determination of whether simony was involved impossible by the rest of the Church.

I do believe, however, that the time and place of the election should be publicized before hand, to remove all doubt that it is the Church of Rome and not some private group, which acts.

Who can be elected the Successor of Pope Benedict XVI?

As to the one elected, Canon Law remains in force, that such a one must be a Catholic, regardless of which rite in which he was baptized, male, of the age of reason, free of ecclesiastical censure under Pope Benedict XVI or his predecessors. But he does not have to be a Cardinal, Archbishop, Bishop, Priest, Deacon or even a seminarian or religious. But he does have to be a celibate male, that is, not currently in a Sacramental Marriage, nor a civil marriage, and free from the moral obligation to care for children. He should be of good moral reputation and capable of leadership. He does not have to be the citizen of any particular nation, nor a resident of the Vatican City or a member of the Roman Curia. He must be a biological male from birth, and cannot be mutilated or have had a sex reassignment. (Alas, this needs to be clarified due to the evil world we live in).

But he does have to be a person who is publicly known to have not participated in the schism and betrayals against Pope Benedict XVI, or else grave doubt as to the legitimacy of his election will arise, for surely many would say, that the enemies of Pope Benedict XVI took control of the assembly — and since schismatics and heretics cannot be elected Pope, doubt would arise as to the validity of the election process.

However, in my judgement, I think he should at least know Latin and have studied theology, for how else can he govern the Church?

The one to be elected does not have to be present at the convocation, he can be in any place in the world. However, if not present, his consent to accept his election needs to be certified by at least 3 witnesses who speak with him by phone or video conference. The convocation would have to deputize the individuals to do this.

And if such an election has to take place, then the one elected should be prepared to be crucified, because, without a doubt, all Hell will raise its voice against him, and he shall be persecuted from one end of the earth to another.

The Powers and Rights of the Elected come into effect as soon as he accepts his election

The election will be valid if it is held according to the above general canonical norms and facts. As soon as the one elected accepts his election, he becomes the Successor of Saint Peter, even if he has not yet been consecrated a Bishop or is not even a priest. (3) From that moment on, he has the full power of Christ’s Vicar to rule and legislate and can reconcile any Cardinal, Archbishop, Bishop, priest, deacon or seminarian, who is in schism or under censure. He can also begin to put the Church back in order by formally excommunicating the rebels and by reconciling the repentant. It is the better opinion, in my judgement, however, that the Pope only has the right to exercise the power of teaching after his episcopal ordination, but this is a question open to dispute. I hold this opinion, because the munus to teach the faithful is contained only in the Sacrament of Episcopal Consecration, which even if it is distinct from the petrine munus, has a necessary relation to it, since the one elected is elected to be the Bishop of Rome, not merely or solely the Vicar of Christ or the Successor of St. Peter.

According to canon 355 §1, the episcopal consecration of the Pope, if he not be a bishop, pertains by right to the Dean of the College of Cardinals, and if he is impeded, to the most senior Cardinal. — This presumes that there is at least one Cardinal not in schism from Pope Benedict XVI. Arguably, if there is not, then his first act should be to appoint at least a few Cardinal Bishops, who are to elect their own Dean, who will preside at his consecration. These newly created Cardinals can be given any one of the 13 historical titles, which are not assigned to anyone in the College at present.

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EDITOR’S FOOTNOTES

(1) Note, that in his Motu Proprio, publishing this Papal Law, Pope John Paul II states, “Precisely for this reason, while recognizing that theologians and canonists of all times agree that this institution is not of its nature necessary for the valid election of the Roman Pontiff, “ — Hence, he recognizes that there is another way to elect the Roman Pontiff. This is part of his secret provision — in my opinion — of the Papal renunciation which required that of the munus (canon 332 §2) — which if it went unnoticed by all the Cardinal Electors, in an attempted coup d’état against the reigning Pope, would enable an election by Apostolic Right, concerning which is this article of mine.

(2) Because it can be reasonably argued, in the case of extreme necessity induced by outside threats (e.g. occupation of Rome by a hostile military force or government) or impossible situations (e.g. Rome being destroyed by nuclear attack), that the Cardinals have the authority granted to them in the Papal Law to arrange for a Conclave at later date. This cannot be done, if they are in schism with an antipope, however, since in such a case they cannot exercise their rights to elect the Successor of the true Roman Pontiff.

(3) Cf. the First Canon of the Third Lateran Council, canon 1. This is the teaching of St. Gregory VII (Dictatus, XXIII), which was put into effect in the election of Pope Adrian V, even though Canon 332 §1 states that “full and supreme power”  (terms which it does not define) is had after episcopal consecration. Cf. Commentary here, from Juan Ignazio Arrieta, ed., Codice di Diritto Canonico, on canon 332 §1.

Feb. 14, 2013: Pope Benedict XVI affirms he will remain as one who is “hidden”

HOLY FATHER’S ADDRESS TO THE PRIESTS OF ROME

VATICAN TRANSLATION

Your Eminence,
Dear Brother Bishops and Priests,

For me it is a particular gift of Providence that, before leaving the Petrine ministry, I can once more see my clergy, the clergy of Rome. It is always a great joy to see the living Church, to see how the Church in Rome is alive; there are shepherds here who guide the Lord’s flock in the spirit of the supreme Shepherd. It is a body of clergy that is truly Catholic, universal, in accordance with the essence of the Church of Rome: to bear within itself the universality, the catholicity of all nations, all races, all cultures. At the same time, I am very grateful to the Cardinal Vicar who helps to reawaken, to rediscover vocations in Rome itself, because if Rome, on the one hand, has to be the city of universality, it must also be a city with a strong and robust faith of its own, from which vocations are also born. And I am convinced that, with the Lord’s help, we can find the vocations that he himself gives us, we can guide them, help them to mature, so as to be of service for work in the Lord’s vineyard.

Today you have professed the Creed before the tomb of Saint Peter: in the Year of Faith, this seems to me to be a most appropriate act, a necessary one, perhaps, that the clergy of Rome should gather around the tomb of the Apostle to whom the Lord said: “To you I entrust my Church. Upon you I will build my Church” (cf. Mt 16:18-19). Before the Lord, together with Peter, you have professed: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Mt 16:16). Thus the Church grows: together with Peter, professing Christ, following Christ. And we do this always. I am very grateful for your prayers, which I have sensed, as I said on Wednesday – almost palpably. And although I am about to withdraw, I remain close to all of you in prayer, and I am sure that you too will be close to me, even if I am hidden from the world.

Continue here.

Commentary by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Here we have one of the strongest testimonies that Pope Benedict XVI had no intention at all of abdicating the Papacy. Ignored for 9 years this talk to the Clergy of Rome, just 3 days after his Declaratio of Renunciation is a key to understanding the true sense of those words and their impact on the Church.

One of the first things one notices, when watching the video, is that the Holy Father is having difficulty moving, that he is stiff, and that he does not turn so freely to speak or look at others. Is it arthritis, or is he tired of all the fake adulations he has received during the first 8 years of his pontificate?

His hair is unkempt, and to me that shows that all those around him had the deepest contempt for him, because no one with any sense of the dignity of the Roman Pontiff would let him appear in public with unkempt hair. Perhaps I am prejudiced by the fact that my maternal grandfather was a barber, but knowing how obsessive Italians are with their personal appearance before they go into public, I think I am correct in this estimation.

Then, one notices that the Holy Father, at his entrance, is impatient that the clergy clap so long at his entrance to the Paul VI hall. And perhaps not surprisingly.

I find it a strange reaction, that the clergy should clap, if they think he has just abdicated. It is as if they wanted him out and are glad that he decided to surrender.

It’s not appropriate.

Then at the end of the applause some priests shout in unison: Long live the Pope! — Something you would not shout if you thought he was not going to be pope for the rest of his life, would you? Or perhaps they think they are at a soccer game. I have a higher opinion of the clergy of Rome, but perhaps I am wrong.

TRANSLATION

In the translation by the Vatican, there is an important error, that I noticed immediately. Where the Holy Father, at about 6:30 into this video, the Holy Father does NOT say, as the Vatican would have us believe:

And although I am about to withdraw, I remain close to all of you in prayer, and I am sure that you too will be close to me, even if I am hidden from the world.

But rather, says (my English translation):

Even if I retire in prayer, I am always near to all of you, and I am sure that you will always be near to me, even if for the world I am hidden.

Here we have one of the first signs that the Vatican was playing with the words of the Holy Father. A game of deception they have been playing all these nine years. And for which reason, Benedict XVI knowing this has to speak in code to get his messages out, through the censorship of a devious and deliberately false translation.

Because as can be seen from my translation, it is obvious that Benedict XVI is avoiding the word “abdicate” and “renounce the papacy” and is making it quite clear that he is continuing being the Pope, but not in a way the Globalists and Freemasons will recognize.

Also, by saying “vicino” in Italian, which could mean either near or close, he is using an amphibology to indicate that he will remain in the Vatican, and that the true Catholic clergy of Rome will remain under his jurisdiction, that is, in communion with him as the Pope.

This sheds light on the beginning of his discourse, where he says that it is “opportuno”, that is “opportune” or in the Latin “necessary” that the clergy of Rome visit the Tomb of St. Peter and confess his faith in the Son of the Living God. This is a warning of what was to come and a sign that the Apostolic See would be impeded, because the clergy could not visit him, but only go so far as St. Peter’s Basilica.

But the Vatican translation hid that, by translating “opportuno” as “appropriate”.

As he continues, he ironically remarks, as a further hint to those listening with honesty and faith, that his health does not permit him to give a long discourse, and then proceeds to give a long discourse! Thus signalling that what he said about his health being the reason for his renunciation of ministry just days before, was not to be understood as his motive for saying what he said.

I make other observations in my first article about this meeting with the Clergy of Rome, nearly 3 years ago, here.

But though many have their own opinions about why he did what he did, no one can deny that he has explicitly avoided any reference, for 9 years, to an abdication. Indeed, he wears white every day to shout out, that he retains the papal dignity.

British Liturgical Researcher discovers original of ‘Agatha Christi Indult’

Editor’s Note: While canonically one never needed an indult to continue celebrating the Ancient Roman Rite according to the Missale Romanum approved by St. Pius V, since that Papal Bull remains valid until the end of time, English Catholics in 1969 faced with the threat of Pope Paul VI’s mad design to exterminate that Mass from the Roman Church, gathered signatures on a petition to opt out of the Novus Ordo. Among those signing the petition was Agatha Christi.  Read the whole story here below. — The reason why this discovery of the original is important, is that leading modernists and Bergoglians in the United Kingdom and abroad have denied this indult was ever granted. This discovery shuts their mouths forever.

7 Things to know about Pope Benedict XVI on his Birthday

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

I. Today, April 16, 2022 A. D. is the 95th Birthday of Pope Benedict XVI.

Providentially, he was born on an April 16, which was also a Holy Saturday, like today.  Pope Benedict XVI was given the name Joseph Ratzinger at baptism. April 16 is also the Feast of Bl. Benedict Joseph Labre, a poor pilgrim who wandered Europe, and who died at Rome (buried near the  Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas).

II. Pope Benedict XVI is the oldest living pope in the history of the Catholic Church.

At 95 years of age, Pope Benedict XVI surpasses the runner up, Pope Leo XIII by two years. The latter died in 1903 A. D. at the age of 93.

III, Pope Benedict XVI was threatened in multiple ways to resign

Since the winter of 2012, there was an active conspiracy to drive Pope Benedict XVI to abdicate. This began with the theft of his personal correspondence from the desk of Father George Ganswein in January. In February 11, 2012, an assassination threat was revealed by Cardinal Papalardo of Palermo: demanding that Pope Benedict XVI resign within a year or else.

During the course of 2012, the revelations of betray and the untimely death of a close friend were calculated to put the Holy Father under the maximum psychological pressure. Since 2010, demands from the heretical clergy of Austria and Germany insisted on his resignation and threaten schism if he failed to comply. Then in January 2013, the SWIFT Banking system, headed by a CEO who was a Rothschild agent, shut down all bank-wires to and from the Vatican. Deutsch Bank followed suit by shutting down all the ATM machines in Vatican City. As the Cardinals arrived in Rome, in early February of 2013, a demand was made for Pope Benedict XVI to resign.

IV. The Globalists had to get rid of Pope Benedict XVI so as to prepare for the Scamdemic and Great Reset

Pope Benedict XVI was and is an ardent opponent of relativism. He warned the faithful repeatedly of a dictatorship of relativism which was being prepared worldwide. He chided the Globalists by saying the New World Order would fail if it did not take the Child Jesus as its guide. He condemned vaccines made from aborted babies. He insisted that Catholics practice faith in Jesus even as a contradiction to the dearest and most cherished values of modernity.

It would have been impossible to launch the fraud of the Scamdemic and to push transhumanism and world enslavement with Pope Benedict XVI as the moral leader of Christendom. His elimination was a necessity.

V. Pope Benedict XVi and John Paul II prepared a secret plan to defeat Freemasonry’s attempt to take over the Papacy

In 1983, Pope John Paul II issued a new Code of Canon Law, in which he changed the requirement for a valid papal resignation. He made the canon, now 332.2 allow for an apparent resignation, in which the Pope would renounce something similar but not equal to the Papal Office. He did this with the counsel of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

VI. Pope Benedict XVI fooled the Globalits by faking a Papal abdication

Using the plan he had prepared with Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict did not abdicate when the Mafia of St. Gall and Globalists demanded that he do so. He renounced the ministerium instead of the munus, the key sign required for a papal resignation. Thus the enemies of Christ, being deceived, became so giddy with glee that they failed to examine the Latin text of his Declaratio of Feb. 11, 2013, and proceeded to elect the Globalist Puppet chosen by the CIA: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Cardinal Archbishop of Buenas Aires, Argentina.

Pope Benedict XVI did this in obedience to a divine inspiration given him in the previous summer. Recognizing that the entire Curia was opposing him, as Christ’s Vicar, he realized that he had to declare to the world, in a way Catholics could eventually understand, what was going on. His declaration whereby he renounced the ministerium, instead of the papacy, effectively put the entire Vatican apparatus in a position of illegality. The conclave which followed never legally existed, was illegitimate and elected an anti-pope.

VII. The World was fooled by the Fake News that Pope Benedict XVI had resigned, because no one examined exactly what Benedict did

The international press, run and controlled by the Globalists, scored its first great victory to prepare for the Great Reset by fooling nearly the entire Catholic World into thinking that Pope Benedict XVI had abdicated. An entire panoply of voices opposed to expelling pedophiles from the clergy, wanted Benedict gone and rejoiced at the thought he had resigned. They began to gaslight Catholics everywhere who raised questions about the real meaning of the Declaratio.

Overtime however Catholic Experts have discovered the fraud of the news of that day, and are remounting an international effort to restore Pope Benedict XVI, begin a Catholic Reset and overthrow Globalism. We invite you to join us, on twitter at @B16Restore.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, patron for those seeking the true Pope

REPRINT FROM JAN. 21, 2020

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The present Crisis in the Church, of having two popes, is not new in the Church. There have been more than a dozen such instances in Church history.

While nearly all of them included rivals which were supported by diverse factions of notable size (perhaps that of Benedict IX was not the case in 1046), yet they gave occasion for God to show us the way out of such crises by the example given to us by His Saints during those crises of ages past.

One such saint is Saint Vincent Ferrer. I have to admit, that of all the Saints of the Order of Preachers, he is my favorite, because he is such a stunning example of holiness and was so determined in the teaching of what it means to be holy.

Most Catholics, however, have no idea who he was. So let me tell you something about his life, and then show you how his example should be imitated by all Catholics right now.

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So remarkable, many have thought he was a legend

Saint Vincent was born 670 years ago, on January 23, in the height of the Black Death.

The Catholic world was shaken to its core: millions were dying each month. It is estimated that more 100 million died in the entire world, and perhaps as much as 30 million in Europe alone, from the onset of the Plague in 1347 to 1351. It was a virulent strain of the Bubonic plague, which had spread from infected rats in the Gobi Desert to Caravans carrying rare goods to the Genoese trading port on the Black Sea, Kaffa, and thence by Genoese ships to Sicily and Western Europe.

The demographic, sociologic, psychological and economic effects were profound. So many bodies were piling up that people fled their villages, local priests fled their parishes in fear of dying. People took refuge in the wilderness and avoided contact with anyone with a cough. The strain was so virulent that those exposed in the morning were dead before midnight. It was spread by flees on rats but then became pneumonic, that is spread through the air by coughing. It is called the Black Death, because the lymph glands of the body would swell and then turn black, with death ensuing rapidly.

Catholics universally thought it was the end of the world, a fulfillment of the Apocalypse, which spoke of the fallen star Wormwood turning the waters of a third of the world poison. As there was no medical art which could precisely understand the causes, panic spread everywhere. The pope of the time survived only by sequestering himself in his palace at Avignon and having a huge fire set in his private chamber’s fireplace which was kept burning without stop for many months.

Into this horror, was born a Saint through which God would call most of Western Europe back from despair and apostasy, Saint Vincent Ferrer. At an early age he dedicated himself to Jesus Christ, and became a son of Saint Dominic.

Saint Vincent, being an devote practitioner of the ascetical life, quickly passed every spiritual test and was endowed by the Lord with extraordinary gifts of prophesy, foreknowledge, conversion, and miracle working.

On one occasion, being in a port which was suffering famine and starvation, he preached to the people to remain calm and that the Lord would send them ships filled with grain the next day. Sure enough, the next day a fleet loaded with food arrived.

But his fame began with a deadly fever which he contracted at Avignon, while the service of the anti Pope. You see, St. Vincent was a follower of Cardinal Pedro de Luna, who was one of the Cardinals who pledged obedience to the pope at Avignon, even though the Cardinal knew that he was an antipope and lied to Saint Vincent. But I will get to that, later.

It was at Avignon, while the forces of the Charles VI besieged the City to capture the antipope — the King of France was intelligent enough to investigate the controversy between the rival claimants to the papacy, and switch his allegiance back to the Pope at Rome — that Saint Vincent nearly died. But in the midst of his mortal fever, Our Lord appeared to him, along with Saints Dominic and Francis of Assisi, and commissioned him to be the 4th Angel of the Apocalypse: to preach penance everywhere, telling men that if they did not repent God would come and destroy the world. This was in September of 1398 A.D.. A year later, convinced of his divine mission, the Antipope appointed the Saint Missionary a lateri Christi, that is, sent from Christ Himself. The Saint spent the next 20 years in a most extraordinary apostolate which single-handedly saved Christianity in Europe.

He preached from Northern France to Italy and back to Spain. Upon seeing Bernardine of Sienna in Italy, he prophesied that Bernardine would convert Italy back to the faith. The crowds came to hear Saint Vincent were so great he could not preach in Churches, but had to use Piazzas and open fields. And his mission was signed by extraordinary miracles the likes of which have never again been seen in Christendom.

When he preached, his voice has a miraculous power to be heard at great distances. Those who could not enter the towns where he preached, would climb bell towers in near by villages and hear his voice distinctly at the distance of two to three miles!

One day he led the crowds listening to him to storm a Synagogue and immediately began preaching in Hebrew to the Jews. He was so convincing in their own tongue and from their own version of scripture, that he converted the entire congregation to the Catholic Faith and they immediately consecrated the place a Catholic Church!

On another occasion, he led the crowds from the Piazza in which he was preaching, to the Castle above the town, saying that great sin must be stopped. He broke through the gates of the Castle and found the noblemen in the most evil debauchery. He cursed them for their sin and everyone of them turned to stone!  A thing witnessed by all the officials of the town to the amazement and terror of everyone. Upon hearing the pleas of the relatives, he commanded that the afflicted return to life, heard their confessions and after giving them his blessing they all dropped dead, but this time, went to eternal life.

His preaching of penance was so persuasive that huge crowds of penitents followed him everywhere, beating themselves with chains and hooks and nails to blood. The sight of these flagellants arriving was the signal that St. Vincent was on his way and this news would empty the fields and villages of the area, for all wanted to hear him preach. In whatever language they could understand, his voice was miraculously heard, even though he always spoke in his own dialect or in Latin.

He is known to have raised from the dead at least 7 persons. On one occasion, in a most extraordinary way. To a fellow Dominican who did not believe his claims to be sent by Christ to preach, he said: Do you doubt that I am one the Angels of the Apocalypse? Bring a dead man here, one who has been dead 4 days and whose body is rotting, and I will prove that I am telling the truth. Whereupon, he commanded the decaying corpse to arise and give testimony. And the man came back to life and his body was instantly restored to perfect health!

I could go on and on about the wonders and virtues of Saint Vincent. But I recommend you find a biography about him and read it. It will change your life and make you want to abandon all and become a devout religious. A thing the Church really needs in great quantity now.

The major relics of Saint Vincent Ferrer, in the Church at Vannes, France, where he died.

The Great Schism

Despite all the graces and gifts which Saint Vincent had, and despite the great wisdom and learning he possessed from years of studying — for example he memorized the entire Latin version of the Bible and spoke 5 languages: Greek, Latin, Hebrew, French and Langue d’óc  — CHRIST WITHHELD from the Saint graces to see who was and who was not the true pope. Our Lord did this, in my opinion, to give us as lesson for our own time.

The Saint was a close friend to Cardinal Pedro de Luna, who was a supporter of the Antipope.  The Schism began in 1378, when the previous pope, having been persuaded by Saint Catherine of Sienna to return to Rome, died. And the new Pope Urban VI was elected at Rome. The French Cardinals did not accept the election and immediately elected Clement VII. Cardinal Pedro knew his election was uncanonical, but concealed the facts from Saint Vincent for 38 years! In 1394, Cardinal Pedro was elected to succeed the antipope, and took the name Benedict XIII.

Saint Vincent was so deceived by Cardinal Pedro that he preached to convince the people of the Kingdom of Aragon to give allegiance to the Antipope of Avignon and to break from Rome! So troublesome was this schism to the soul of Saint Vincent that he said to others that it frequently made him ill.

The Great Western Schism had begun on a dispute where the wrong side was making claims on the basis of their allegations of being forced to vote. This kind of claim was really impossible to prove, it rested solely on the testimony of the alleged victims. No one disputed that the antipope was elected second. No one disputed the laws which govern the election.

But though he was a convinced supporter of the antipope of Avignon, Saint Vincent, nevertheless, loved the Church more than his personal friend, the Cardinal, and thus he urged Councils to end the Schism. And here is where his virtue is a lesson for us.

Because in Council of Perpignan, in the Kingdom of Aragon, in January 6, 1416, when the evidence was presented to Saint Vincent by the King of Aragon that Benedict XIII’s claim was not well founded, Benedict’s supporters could give no response and defend his claim against the charges. Saint Vincent had come to the Council a supporter of Benedict. He even preached in his defense. But when no evidence could be brought to defend the claim of the man whom he thought was the pope, St. Vincent immediately switched allegiance, for he recognized, being a master of Logic — a text book on which he had written — that when one side refuses to answer or has no argument, it means that they have no valid claim at all for their position.

In shame and penance for his having supported for so many years the wrong man, he went to France and spent the rest of his life in exile from his native land.

The “Renunciation” of Pope Benedict

The Great Western Schism began when the Cardinals elected Pope Urban VI and immediately upon his enthronement, seeing that he would curb their power, left the city, declared that they had been forced to vote for him, and elected instead Robert of Savoy as Clement VII.

We are in an analogous situation today. The Cardinals, not wanting to endure Pope Benedict XVI any longer, claimed on Feb. 11, 2013 that he had renounced the papacy. But in truth he had only announced his retirement from active ministry. They published false news to the world and through their personal contacts have suborned the entire Episcopate and Catholic Media to believe this lie. That is why they remain silent. They are the criminals of this Great Modern Schism.

Pope Benedict XVI for his part has been ignored and effectively locked up at the Vatican. But the truth of what he did on Feb. 11, 2013 has become known and now all Christendom can do what Saint Vincent did: ask the side which thinks Bergoglio is the pope for their explanation. Ann Barnhardt and hundreds of other Catholics have been doing this: she for four years, nearly, and others longer or less. But still there is no canonical explanation from the other side.

I think you can see how easy the choice is, who the real pope is. Do what Vincent did!

The Great Schism in its causes also sheds light on the principles of how to discern who today is the true pope and who is not.  As a legal case the solution of the disputed election of 1378 was a simple one: possession is 9 tenths of the law, that is, the first man elected is always presumed be the legitimate claimant, the second one elected has to prove that the laws were violated in the first election, not just claim that they were. This is especially true with those Cardinals who voted for the first claimant. Their votes are explicit consent to the validity and legality of that act. — Today, the same principal applies: Benedict must be presumed to remain the true pope, until there is a proof in canonical form that his renunciation — not anything he said before or after, or anything he did before or after — is conformable with the terms of Canon 332 §2. No proof has ever been given! So those who sustain Bergoglio is the pope, have no case!

Saint Vincent for all his supernatural gifts, erred for many years, because he put his trust in his favorite Cardinal, who was lying to him. And he never bothered to examine the case calmly according to the principles of the law. — He was not a canon lawyer, and so that failing is understandable in a man who was so humble as to never think evil of others. But it nevertheless was such a grave error in law, that God Himself did not give him the grace to see it by supernatural means. The truth came to him by the testimony of fellow men.

In November, I asked Cardinal Burke through Canon Lenhart for an audience to discuss the Renunciation. In December, I returned and asked again and was promised one in January. January has come and is now ended. Still no audience or response to my Scholastic Question, containing 39 arguments which conclude that Pope Benedict XVI is the true Pope.

In November, I shared that same Question with 700 members of the Clergy of the Diocese of Rome. But I got no canonical argument in response to refute it. In December I distributed 500 copies of the same to the students of theology and canon law in the City, at Pontifical Universities. I got no response in reply.

I say this to give you a personal testimony. I think you should now understand what it means. St. Vincent shows us the way.

POSTSCRIPT: Saint Vincent died at Vannes, France on April 5, 1419. He was canonized by Pope Calixtus III in 1455. He is buried in the Cathedral of Vannes, but you can find relics of his right arm at his Church in New York City, or in the parish Church at Castle Umberto, in the province of Messina, Sicily, where I stop by every time I am in town, to venerate them.

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CREDITS: The Featured Image and Image of Saint Vincent is by Giovanni Bellini and is conserved at Venice. It is in the public domain as a work of art older than 200 years.

How Pope Benedict XVI signaled to the Roman Curia that the Conclave of 2013 was invalid

Summary by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

For the Italian original, click Andrea Cionci’s Tweet above.

There are several strange things which happened on Feb. 28, 2013, which numerous authors, including myself have spoken of before. Among these are the fact that Pope Benedict XVi flew to Castel Gandolfo, and did not return to Bavaria. Another, is that he chose to speak to the crowds at 5:30 PM, even though he had announced his renunciation of ministry at 8 PM.  Then there was the bizarre statement, “After 8 PM I will not longer be the Pontiff Supreme”, which the Vatican Press concealed from the public by transcribing it as “Supreme Pontiff”,

Of this latter, Andrea Cionci, a native speaker of Italian, explained how this inverts the meaning from that signifying the papal title, to that which signifies the usurpation of power by another pretender, a subtlety only an educated Italian would notice.

But now, tipped off by a member of the Roman Curia, Cionci launches his major attack:  Pope Benedict XVI indicated clearly to members of the Roman Curia that the Conclave of March 2013 would be invalid and elect a usurper.  Was anyone listening?

Here is how Pope Benedict XVi did it, in a way only those who have spent a lifetime in the Roman Curia would have noticed:

He spoke to the crowds from the public balcony on the front facade of Castle Gandofo. You can see this in my report from Feb. 28, 2021:

I remarked that day, that the balcony was decorated above it by an ancient sun dial, which was used to tell time before modern era. In fact, as Cionci reports, it was inscribed to measure time according to the old Papal standard, where each new day begins at 6 P. M., following the liturgical calendar, where the Vigil begins the new day at sundown.

So when Pope Benedict XVI spoke at 5:30 P. M., he was speaking at 23:30 P. M. according to old Papal time.

And he indicates this, when he ended his address that evening, because he said, “Bounanotte” to the crowds below, instead of the proper Italian salute for the evening, “Buona sera”, which indicates that night has not yet fallen.

Now some authors have speculated that he did this to indicate that after him would come a spiritual darkness, but Cionci’s tipster in the Vatican says it was to indicate that he was measuring time according to the Papal standard.

So when he says, “At 8 P. M., I will not longer be the Pontiff Supreme”, seeing that 8 P. M. according to the old standard had already passed at 1 P. M. that afternoon, his statement must be referred to 1 P. M. on March 1, 2013.

And that makes his entire phrase a perfect signification: for at that hour the Dean of the College of Cardinals had announced he was to convene a conclave to elect another pope. A thing which was illegal, uncanonical and unjust, seeing that Pope Benedict XVI had not abdicated.

So Benedict XVI has, by this short phrase, “At 8 P. M., I shall no longer be the Pontiff Supreme”, followed by “Buonanotte”, has left his own personal canonical testimony that he regarded the Conclave of 2013 as illegitimate, and its elected Cardinal, an antipope.

And this confirms Cionci’s and my own interpretation of the Declaratio: that Benedict XVI in saying that a new pope will have to be elected, “by those who are competent”, expressly indicated that the Cardinal in his presence would be in schism from himself if they did not understand that he was not abdicating.

For more on this, see my article, Pope Benedict XVI: Time Lord.

UPDATE: The English translation of Cionci’s article is now availabe:

Che dice Msgr. Viganò sul Great Reset?

 Rassunto italiano di Eugenio Dangelo
Cronista assistente a Roma

L’élite globalista, fautrice del grande reset lo presenta come portatore di “nuovi equilibri sociali ed economici”. Tuttavia alla Catholic Identity Conference l’Arcivescovo Carlo Maria Viganò parla di “Greatest Reset: un Nostro “reset” Cattolico, sacro e divino riferendoci alla manifestazione dell’onnipotenza di Dio! … al dispiegamento della Sua destra!… alla sconfitta dei Suoi nemici!
Viganò:” il Greatest Reset è quel “nuovo inizio” che solo Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo, Re e Signore dei singoli e delle nazioni, può realizzare.” L’apocalisse è un rinnovamento: “Ecco, io faccio nuove tutte le cose”(Ap 21, 5).
Dobbiamo prendere atto che: che quanto ci vorrebbero imporre e a cui le masse si piegano, è esplicitamente avverso a Dio; e che con i malvagi anticristici non è ammissibile dialogo. In Cristo “tutto deve trovare la propria origine, il proprio sviluppo e il proprio compimento.”
Un poco di attenzione sarebbero sufficiente per notare che il movente dei crimini compiuti dai globalisti è “l’odio teologico nei confronti del Dio Creatore e Salvatore”; La loro meta e la disintegrazione di tutto il Creato.
“È il caos infernale opposto al cosmo divino, il disordine opposto all’ordine, il male al bene”.
Questa avversione di Satana è la conditio sine qua non del Great Reset .
“Colui che è omicida sin dal principio e che è dannato per l’eternità a causa della sua ribellione alla Maestà di Dio, si scatena per trascinare con sé all’Inferno quante più anime possibile, come gesto di sfregio e di oltraggio a quel Dio, che “ha tanto amato il mondo da dare il Figlio Unigenito, perché chiunque crede in lui non vada perduto, ma abbia la vita eterna”
(Gv 13, 16).”
Noi cristiani sappiamo che Dio debellerà il sistema consumista “con il soffio delle sue labbra”(Is 11, 4), “e che l’azione del demonio è permessa dal Signore per punire i malvagi e mettere alla prova i buoni. Non abbiamo quindi motivo di temere circa l’epilogo di questa battaglia epocale, perché Iddio non mente né può ingannarsi”
“ll Cristiano non crede in due divinità opposte, secondo la visione manichea dei seguaci del Nuovo Ordine Mondiale e della Massoneria. Non vi è un “dio” buono – Satana – che porta la luce all’uomo dopo secoli di oscurantismo e di superstizione, e non vi è un “dio” cattivo – il Dio biblico – che con crudeltà semina morte e dolore su una umanità schiava.”

Tuttavia il regno dell’Anticristo si sta instaurando con la complicità di tutte le élite mondiali.

Così Viganò denuncia enormi sofferenze anticristiane nelle famiglie di tutti i popoli provocate dall’elité:

“quante persecuzioni, quanti dolori, quante vittime cadono nello schieramento dei buoni! E quante lacrime sono versate dai genitori sulle sorti dei figli, dai figli per i genitori, dai vecchi che guardano come una liberazione la morte ormai prossima, dai giovani che affrontano con angoscia il futuro fosco e minaccioso che li attende!”
Lo stolto disse in cuor suo: Dio non esiste. Sono corrotti e diventano abominevoli nelle loro azioni; non c’è nessuno che faccia il bene, non ce n’è nemmeno uno” (Ps 14, 1)

“Nondimeno vi sono molte anime che non cedono al ricatto, che combattono la buona battaglia, il “bonum certamen” (2Tim 4, 7) di cui parla l’Apostolo proprio in riferimento ai tempi della grande apostasia:

“Verrà il giorno, infatti, in cui non si sopporterà più la sana dottrina, ma, per il prurito di udire qualcosa, gli uomini si circonderanno di maestri secondo le proprie voglie, rifiutando di dare ascolto alla verità per volgersi alle favole Tu però vigila attentamente, sappi sopportare le sofferenze, compi la tua opera di annunziatore del vangelo, adempi il tuo ministero” (ibid., 3). “

Viganò continua elencando le troppe genti cadute in errori compromessi e di cedimenti, cattolici ed eletti, tutti volti indistintamente al perseguimento di questa «tribolazione grande», apocalittica.
E i fedeli possono trovare gli inganni del Nemico.
“E prima ancora, comprendere quello che avviene, inquadrarlo in chiave soprannaturale ed escatologica, combatterlo con le armi più efficaci.”
Ci ricorda quindi che “Il nostro dovere, … è di combattere il «bonum certamen» per acquistare quei meriti dinanzi a Dio, che premiandoci ci abbrevierà il tempo della tribolazione:
«E se quei giorni non fossero abbreviati, nessun vivente si salverebbe; ma a causa degli eletti quei giorni saranno abbreviati» (Mt 24, 22). Vinceremo la guerra, ma la sua durata “dipende da noi, “a causa degli eletti“,
“Dipende dalla nostra testimonianza di Fede e di coraggiosa difesa della Verità,”indipendentemente da chiunque questa sia minacciata
Abbiamo tutti il privilegio di poterci schierare “sotto i vessilli di Cristo”: “Per il resto, attingete forza nel Signore e nel vigore della sua potenza.
Rivestitevi dell’armatura di Dio, per poter resistere alle insidie del diavolo.
La nostra battaglia infatti non è contro creature fatte di sangue e di carne,
ma contro i Principati e le Potestà, contro i dominatori di questo mondo di tenebra,contro gli spiriti del male che abitano nelle regioni celesti. Prendete perciò l’armatura di Dio, perché possiate resistere nel giorno malvagio e restare in piedi dopo aver superato tutte le prove.
State dunque ben fermi, cinti i fianchi con la verità, rivestiti con la corazza della giustizia, e avendo come calzatura ai piedi lo zelo per propagare il vangelo della pace. Tenete sempre in mano lo scudo della fede, con il quale potrete spegnere tutti i dardi infuocati del maligno;
prendete anche l’elmo della salvezza e la spada dello Spirito, cioè la parola di Dio.
Pregate inoltre incessantemente con ogni sorta di preghiere e di suppliche nello Spirito, vigilando a questo scopo con ogni perseveranza e pregando per tutti i santi,  e anche per me, perché quando apro la bocca mi sia data una parola franca, per far conoscere il mistero del vangelo, del quale sono ambasciatore in catene, e io possa annunziarlo con franchezza come è mio dovere» (Ef 6, 10-20).
San Paolo ci esorta al combattimento con un paragone militare, “ammonendoci che non si tratta di un conflitto umano, ma di una battaglia “contro i Principati e le Potestà, contro i dominatori di questo mondo di tenebra, contro gli spiriti del male che abitano nelle regioni celesti“(ibid., 12).”
Nel momento in cui ognuno di noi comprende di dover IN-TER-VE-NI-RE, inizia il Greatest Reset.
Come milizie celesti di Dio: rispondendo alla nostra vocazione di Cristiani, di “soldati di Cristo” ; otteniamo il dono Divino di partecipare all’inevitabile Gloria di Cristo.
“Sarà una vittoria a cui i disertori e gli imboscati non avranno gloria alcuna, saanno invece condannati da Dio: “Io ti vomiterò dalla mia bocca” (Ap 3, 16).”

A chi fieramente si arruolerà nelle schiere antimassoniche:

«Chi vince lo farò sedere presso di me sul mio trono, come anch’io ho vinto e mi sono seduto con il Padre mio sul suo trono» (ibid, 21).
Esortiamo quindi ad arruolarci per vincere rapidamente la battaglia, facendo realizzare il “greatest reset” nel migliore dei modi possibili. Adoperiamoci in grazia di Dio per mezzo di esercizi e di crescita spirituale.
Ci appelliamo soprattutto a coloro che hanno cariche di potere e che possono indicare tutte quante le “sconvolgenti e rivelatrici verità che ci attendono”.
Rimanendo fedeli alla Fede dei nostri Avi e dei Nostri Padri, alla fiorente civiltà dalla fede germogliata e fiorente nella nostra Patria, al mondo che costoro vorrebbero cancellare.
Tutti ci faremo “tabernacolo della Santissima Trinità e trono di Cristo Re,” portando la Chiesa e le società in cui vivremo a inchinarsi a “Nostro Signore”, Sia questo il principio del nostro Reset CATTO-LI-CO, SA-CRO e DI-VI-NO! Amen.
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