May I remind readers, once again, what Francis of Assisi said: there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity.
I have noticed two astounding things said by those from the opposing side of the Benedict is Pope argument, and it is almost ALWAYS perpetually this:
1.) “But Cardinal Burke said that Benedict validly resigned!”
2.) “You are a sedevancantist or will become so!”
These two answers have led me to conclude this: they have not even TRIED or BOTHERED to read or hear any of my arguments. I have laid them out in our blog posts, videos, podcasts and now our most recent book “Rome’s” Final Pope? Benedict XVI. Is it really a charity on their part to say, “Benedict is not pope” to me, when they have not even looked at our stuff? “The charity of many will grow cold?” Clearly.
Then there is the matter of sloth; I am sorry, but to perpetually quote Cardinal Burke’s opinion has also proved to me one thing: they do not practice the Good Shepherd Discourse in their own life. How? They hear ONE popular Canon Lawyer (Burke, who, by the way, back in 2011 raised concern at the “munus”) and decide to take his word for it, bury their head in the sand and decide they do not need to look at the five or more Canon Laws broken by Pope Benedict XVI. Nor have they read Benedict’s speeches, Ganswein speeches, Vigano’s proclamation, The Miller Dissertation etc. Sloth, sloth, sloth, sloth. And can I say: sloth?
“There were FOUR other Canonists jumping up and down declaring that the whole “Pope emeritus” thing was an ontological impossibility, and that only resigning the ministry of the active governance of the Church and not the Office (munus) was invalid in toto.
Those Canonists were:
—Manuel Jesus Arroba, a professor of canon law at the Pontifical Lateran University, who raised the alarm only TWO DAYS after Pope Benedict’s announcement.
—Former rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Jesuit Gianfranco Ghirlanda, published a lengthy article on March 2, ARSH 2013 refuting the possibility of a “Pope emeritus”.
—Valerio Gigliotti, a professor of the history of European law at the University of Torino.
—Fr. Stefano Violi, a professor of law at the theological faculty of Emilia Romagna.
So, it is incorrect to say that no one objected until the dripping evil of Bergoglio was manifested. Canonists were objecting and sounding the alarm even before Pope Benedict’s putative effective date of 28 February at 8:00pm, and certainly before the faux-conclave even began.” (AB)
So, with all due respect, I was thrilled when I saw Ann Barnhardt directly call on Cardinal Burke YET AGAIN, to WAKE UP AND SMELL THE INCENSE. True charity is not merely flowery words, it is seeing the truth for what it is and then preaching it from the roof top, because we have souls at stake. Where on earth is the zeal practiced and carried out by the martyrs of old? What a true shame. I met Cardinal Burke in the enclosure of Carmel when he performed a clothing ceremony for one of the sisters and I can honestly say this: meh… he was aight… no, in all seriousness, sure, he was nice, but I do not think him, or any priest for that matter, walks on water (besides Our Lord) to the point where I need to believe all he says and does are of God and so NEVER question their judgement.
I respect him and position of authority as a Cardinal in Our Lord’s Hierarchy, but this does not mean I come to the point where I am blinded out of ah for him and thus decide to only say and do what he proclaims to be true. This is the problem today; I remember sisters in our former monastery saying, “he’s so holy; he looks into your eyes and sees right into your soul.” Yeah, that is a bit much for me, thanks. In short, there comes a point where love for certain members of the clergy can be “blind” and disordered. To the point where the sheep have been forgetting Our Lord’s words:
“But who do YOU say that I am” (Matthew 16). The sheep have willingly turned off their intellects and it is beyond cringe-worthy to watch. When we see those such as Catherine of Siena, an unlettered third order Dominican having no issue with seeing who the real pope was and writing him letter after letter after letter to get him to return to his post, while Vincent of Ferrer was commemorating an anti-pope at the Te Igitur, this is the perfect proof that the priests themselves are not always right.
Praise God Vincent realized who the real pope was and began commemorating the right pope, but it was Catherine’s courage that did not stop her from shedding light in the darkness. SHE is the one who merited the glorious title of Doctor of the Church and so, with all due respect, as Canon Law 748 section one says: All persons are bound to seek the truth in those things which regard God and His Church and by virtue of divine law are bound by the obligation and possess the right of embracing and observing the truth which they have come to know.
Notice how it says, “all persons” (namely the sheep) NOT just Canon Lawyers (cough Cardinal Burke cough). And with all due honor and respect, Cardinal Burke listens to two voices:
He celebrates both forms of the Mass and publicly recognizes Jorge Bergoglio as valid pope (and if he doesn’t believe this in secret, then shame on him for burying Our Lord’s talent in the dark). Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said the bride of the Lamb cannot have two voices. If your hearing is faulty, perhaps that is because you are not listening to one roman pope (the right one) and attending one Roman Rite.
Quite frankly the blind are leading the blind, as Father Gruner once relayed, because what is at work right now is diabolical disorientation preying on the minds of the elect and it is so obviously preying on the minds of Canon Lawyers, who, have been the BIGGEST disappointment in this case of Benedict XVI. That includes Cardinal Raymond Burke. To you, I say this: “I respect your position of authority, but I do not respect your very apparent lack of courage, good judgement or zeal to defend Our Lady’s FULL Fatima message. I pray you do not lead the flock into the anti-church. At that point, many souls will be lost.”
So, in perfect charity how do we obey the TRUE sovereign pontiff with “perfect charity”? Simple:
1.) Stop keeping unholy silence about Pope Benedict XVI being pope.
2.) Stop trodding the truth (Benedict XVI is Pope) under foot.
May we conclude with Saint Francis once again:
“Those who preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head [Jesus Christ], these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish [physically] rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.”
ps. I am in no way trying to come across as disrespectful, though I am sure that it appears that way, but I am so tired of watching Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart be pierced with the sword again and again and again by even the elect. So, if I have to take that beating, so be it!
ANN BARNHARDT BLOG POST:
I would hasten to remind one and all who have been to a Novus Ordo funeral in the past… fifty years, what goes on. The deceased is effectively not prayed FOR, because that would be an insult to the “New and Everlasting Man”. The deceased is effectively canonized, that is, declared to be in the Beatific Vision – in heaven. No mention of Purgatory much less the possibility of hell. We commend all souls to Our Lord’s Infinite Mercy, even those who lived less-than-saintly lives, but with the understanding that His Justice is perfect, and even those who by His Grace make it through their Particular Judgments will almost all have to spend some time in Purgatory being “refined as gold” in order to have have all lingering attachment to their sins burned away so that they can enter into the full, unveiled presence of the Triune Godhead – Pure Love, Pure Truth, Pure Goodness. You can’t look God fully in the eye if you’re still a pigsty of sinful attachments and inclinations. Purgatory is what cleans all of that up. And our prayers act like soap and a scrub brush, helping the process along.
But think about what the Luciferian hopeful-Antipope Zuppi has said: he has said that a person who gives the ULTIMATE f-you to God as their final act gets a de facto canonization service. The True Church not only publicly denied funerals to suicides, they were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries which are CONSECRATED GROUND, and were often dumped in rivers, etc.
Harsh, you say? Think about it. To neutralize, much less glorify self-murder is the quintessence of SCANDAL. How many elderly Italians, lonely, depressed, and now terrified of “viruses”, and ultimately terrified of suffering will now murder themselves “nice and easy, you’ll just go to sleep…” because of what this grinning demon Zuppi has said?
Countless elderly Italians are BEGGING for permission to kill themselves. And now they actually believe that The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, the BODY and BRIDE OF CHRIST has told them to go ahead and do it.
And they’ll go to hell for it, almost certainly, because if there is ONE THING that is at the top of the Natural Law, it is the prohibition against suicide.
If Antipope Bergoglio is allowed to die or “resign” without being called out as an Antipope, then this monster-with-a-grin Zuppi is gunning to be the next Antipope.
And to think that there are Trads who think this would be “great for us”. These people honestly think that the way to deal with Luciferians is to “play nice and make friends”. The mind reels.
The ONLY way out is through the TRUTH – Pope Benedict never validly resigned due to Substantial Error.
Let’s start calling Cardinal Burke to action, by name. And, of course, lift him up in prayer, because ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH CHRIST OUR STRENGTH.