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  • The complete collapse of German power in Vatican corridors of powers

    08/24/2022 8:45:22 AM PDT · by Gillibrand1 · 6 replies
    Cathcon ^ | 24/08/2022 | CG
    For several years there was German supremacy: Joseph Ratzinger, alias Pope Benedict XVI, had established an influential network in Rome. Now this system is collapsing - and the former Pope can hardly hope for support. The relationship with Pope Francis seems to have broken down. The downfall of the German supremacy in the Vatican is observed every morning by many. It is quiet at St Peter's this winter, unusually quiet. The pandemic has silenced St Peter's Square. The otherwise usual background noise of pilgrims streaming to St Peter's does not disturb the peace in the Vatican at the moment.
  • INTERVIEW: Abp. Viganò Discusses “Anti-Globalist Alliance”, “Russian-Ukrainian Crisis”, Need for “Official Investigation” into Benedict’s Resignation and 2013 Conclave

    04/07/2022 4:36:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | April 7, 2022 | Aldo Maria Valli
    INTERVIEW: Abp. Viganò Discusses “Anti-Globalist Alliance”, “Russian-Ukrainian Crisis”, Need for “Official Investigation” into Benedict’s Resignation and 2013 ConclaveEditor’s Note: In a wide-ranging new interview with Catholic journalist Aldo Maria Valli (originally published in Italian here), Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò fields questions related to his Appeal last November for an Anti-Globalist Alliance, the fate of the Church “after Bergoglio’s reign” and the prospect of a “credible and authentically Catholic” cardinal (in Valli’s words) being elected at the next conclave, the ongoing “Russian-Ukrainian crisis” (Viganò) and related scandals involving the Biden family, and more.His Grace also offers advice on how best to...
  • Nine years ago

    02/11/2022 4:58:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | February | Vox Cantoris
    Nine years ago Nine years ago this very hour I was dressing for work when the announcement came across the radio. It was devastating. I truly thought he was dying or had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and would be gone within the year. I loved him, I trusted him. He was like the grandfather I never knew. As long as I knew he was there, all would be well, or at least I thought. Since that time it has been a horror for the Church, for individual faithful Catholics. It has only become worse. When I look at him,...
  • Vittorio Messori confirms Benedict XVI has been placed incommunicado by the Vatican

    12/12/2021 6:18:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    From Rome ^ | December 11, 2021 | Andrea Cionci
    Vittorio Messori confirms Benedict XVI has been placed incommunicado by the VaticanAuthorized English Translation (For Links in original Article marked with “HERE” see article above)As we have already said, on the anti-papal coup suffered by Benedict XVI, this is the first, extraordinary “participatory investigation” in the history of journalism . There are so many inputs, reports, information, documents that have come from simple readers, good Catholics who do not accept to see their Faith and their Church destroyed under the globalist agenda, without doing anything. In this regard, anyone with suggestions or information can write to codiceratzinger@libero.it : we will...
  • O, FRANCIS, FRANCIS, WHO ART THOU? AND WHERE GOEST THOU?

    07/22/2021 6:15:55 PM PDT · by David-n-NM · 7 replies
    Prophecy Alert! ^ | 7/17/2021 | Sandra Airey
    Here in the United States we are in a full-blown communist infiltration, it is very much a war for the salvation of our nation. The infiltration took decades. Only after it was complete did it manifest itself with all its ugly faces. Those who are paying attention are shocked! It seems as if our America is disintegrating rapidly! We can't help but have a sense of fear about the future of our country. But wait! Even a casual look at the world news will tell us that the very same thing is happening in almost every other country! Riots, protests,...
  • News From The Vatican - News ab

    01/16/2021 7:19:46 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 11 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 1/14/2021 | Unattributed
    Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the Vatican. By Vatican News The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in the Vatican which began on Wednesday continues with both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receiving their first doses of the vaccine.
  • EXC – The Great Reset: Bannon Interviews Archbishop Vigano – 'Biden An Irreparable, China-Complicit Disaster'

    01/04/2021 5:08:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | January 4, 2021 | Staff Writer
    EXC – The Great Reset: Bannon Interviews Archbishop Vigano – 'Biden An Irreparable, China-Complicit Disaster'The exclusive transcript of an interview conducted by War Room show host and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon with His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop. The National Pulse is publishing the interview – which primarily concerns the Catholic Church, the deep state, and the key actors involved – without edits. Bannon: Now that the Vatican has renewed its insidious secret agreement with China, a deal which you have repeatedly condemned as promoted by Bergoglio with the assistance of McCarrick, what can the “children...
  • Antonio Socci: “Cardinal” Scalfari reveals that Benedict is still the Pope!

    12/08/2020 6:56:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    From Rome ^ | December 7, 2020 | Antonio Socci
    Antonio Socci: “Cardinal” Scalfari reveals that Benedict is still the Pope!At the age of 96, Eugenio Scalfari continues to bestow his pearls of wisdom upon humanity. And it appears that he wants to continue for a long time, because he is worried that the sun is going to burn out in less than 5 billion years.In fact, in his writing that ranges from philosophy to literature, from politics to theology, he often ends his columns with a note of alarm that “the Sun – our guiding star – is getting old,” and even if “it will take millennia before we...
  • [Catholic Caucus] No More Hero Popes: New Allegations That Benedict XVI Failed to Properly Address High-Ranking Vatican Abuser

    09/07/2020 8:28:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 5, 2020 | Steve Skojec
    [Catholic Caucus] No More Hero Popes: New Allegations That Benedict XVI Failed to Properly Address High-Ranking Vatican Abuser Growing up during the pontificate of John Paul II, it was easy to fall in love with the figure of the pope. His warm, sincere smile, his grandfatherly presence, his constant words of encouragement, and his admonitions to create a culture of life were all extremely attractive to a young, conservative Catholic like me.My pastor, a kind, elderly man (may he rest in peace) who incorporated great reverence into his Masses at an otherwise run-of-the-mill post-conciliar parish, sent me to World Youth...
  • Unanswered Questions on the Travel of Pope Benedict XVI

    06/22/2020 4:37:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Pilgrim Priest ^ | June 22, 2020 | Fr David Nix
    Unanswered Questions on the Travel of Pope Benedict XVI This week I put up a Facebook post that had 440 shares.  In it, I suspected that Pope Benedict XVI was being controlled and that he would not come back to the Vatican. When I was proved wrong on the latter of those two, I was asked to publicly apologize for my whole post.No, I’m not going to apologize for noticing that Pope Benedict XVI is back in the Vatican. Why? Because I still insist that something nefarious is afoot. The onus of proof is now on my opposing interlocutors to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglian Nuncio demands that Benedict return to Prison tomorrow!

    06/21/2020 12:00:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    From Rome ^ | June 21, 2020 | Br. Alexis Bugnolo
    [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglian Nuncio demands that Benedict return to Prison tomorrow! Pope Benedict XVI departure from the Vatican had all the marks of an operation done without the approval of Bergoglio. No announcement to leading journalists of the impending voyage.Help of Gianni, former Head of the Vatican Police, ousted by Bergoglio for his daring raid on the Secretary of State’s corrupt real estate investment office.Use of Italian Secrete Police and Italian Military aircraft without any public notice in the Italian Papers.Statement of the Diocese of Regensburg, that the Pope had no immediate or definitive plans to return to the Vatican.Statement...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Mazza Hypothesis: Benedict resigned as Bishop of Rome but not Vicar of Christ. Wherein Fr. Z ponders with a heavy heart.

    06/04/2020 4:19:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | June 4, 2020 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] The Mazza Hypothesis: Benedict resigned as Bishop of Rome but not Vicar of Christ. Wherein Fr. Z ponders with a heavy heart. I’ve been pondering lately.   One needs to do this out of love.  Ponder, comes from Latin pondus, “weight”.  Hence, I am weighing things.  Augustine famously wrote, amor meus pondus meum… my love is my weight.  In Augustine’s time, gravity was thought to be an interior force that compelled things to go to where they belonged.  Thus, the heart is always restless until it rests in God.  Amor meus, pondus meum.However, in the words of the modern poet’s song,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Two Popes Problem

    05/10/2020 1:18:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 10, 2020 | George Neumayr
    [Catholic Caucus] The Two Popes Problem Liberals would like Benedict XVI to shut up. When Pope Francis grants an interview, he makes news by subverting Church teaching. When Pope Benedict XVI gives one, he makes news by upholding it. Therein lies the two popes problem about which the media can’t keep complaining. This last week it ran stories pitting the two against each other after a new book about Pope Benedict XVI appeared in which the pope emeritus defends the Church’s moral teachings and reviews the crisis in the West.The supposed conflict, though, is mythical, as Pope Benedict XVI is...
  • Romney-Bloomberg ticket would heal divided America, author says

    02/21/2020 5:33:48 PM PST · by reintarnation · 50 replies
    KSL ^ | Feb. 21, 2020 | Curt Gresseth
    Should Utah Sen. Mitt Romney attempt another shot at the White House — but this time on the independent ticket, with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his running mate?
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s Silence, Ratzinger's Tears, and That Never-Published Statement of His

    02/12/2020 5:25:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | February 12, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s Silence, Ratzinger's Tears, and That Never-Published Statement of His What is most striking in the post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” made public today, February 12 2020, is its total silence on the most anticipated and controversial issue: the ordination of married men.Not even the word “celibacy” appears in it. Pope Francis desires “to configure ministry in such a way that it is at the service of a more frequent celebration of the Eucharist, even in the remotest and most isolated communities” (no. 86). But he reiterates (no. 88) that only the ordained priest can celebrate the Eucharist,...
  • Two Popes, an Oscar race... and an unholy row: The real-life scandal engulfing the Vatican is even more compelling than the hit movie

    02/08/2020 1:13:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2020 (updated) | Damian Thompson
    Two Popes, an Oscar race and an unholy row >snip< Francis is thinking of ordaining married priests. Benedict is horrified by the idea.And when Benedict's name appeared as the co-author of a book that passionately defends the celibate priesthood, Francis forced the frail older man to withdraw his endorsement.The resulting row between allies of the liberal Argentine pope and his conservative Bavarian predecessor kept The Two Popes in the headlines just as members of the Academy were filling out their ballot papers.And the scandal was given fresh impetus this week when it emerged that Francis had stripped the head of...
  • New York Times: Bolton wrote he was concerned Trump was granting favors to autocratic leaders

    01/27/2020 9:32:31 PM PST · by AAABEST · 92 replies
    Communist National Network ^ | January 28 2019 | Paul LeBlanc
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton claims to have privately told Attorney General William Barr last year that he was concerned the President was granting favors to the autocratic leaders of China and Turkey, The New York Times reported Monday, citing multiple people's descriptions of an unpublished draft manuscript by Bolton. Barr told Bolton in response that he worried Trump had created the appearance of undue influence over two Justice Department investigations of companies in China and Turkey, which are traditionally independent inquiries, the draft manuscript says, according to the Times.
  • Marco Tosatti: A Review With Excerpts of From The Depths of Our Hearts

    01/19/2020 2:46:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 19, 2020 | Marco Tosatti
    Marco Tosatti: A Review With Excerpts of From The Depths of Our Hearts Read excerpts yourself to decide who wrote the book Dear friends and enemies, trolls, infiltrators, disturbers and those who sing the company line [for Bergoglio], this morning "from the depths of my cold" I found a gift in my mailbox: From the Depths of Our Hearts — a copy of the new book by Benedict XVI and Cdl. Sarah — yes, the book written by both of them.  Controversy has erupted over the joint authorship of From the Depths of Our Hearts A rapid reading of the introduction and conclusion (co-authored by the two) and...
  • [Cath Cauc] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger

    08/19/2019 8:48:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 18, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger By now it is evident. The point of no return was marked on August 1 by the meeting between Benedict XVI and Livio Melina, made pblic four days later by Catholic News Agency and ACI Stampa, complete with an official photo and with these words calibrated one by one at the residence of the pope emeritus:“[Benedict XVI] wanted to receive Prof. Mons. Livio Melina at a private audience. After a long discussion of the recent events at the Pontifical Institute John Paul II, he granted...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Benedict XVI Would Say To the Synod For the Amazon

    08/05/2019 7:09:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 5, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] What Benedict XVI Would Say To the Synod For the Amazon The forward march toward the synod for the Amazon is increasingly construed as a pitched battle with its epicenter in Germany and with very high stakes: the essence of Jesus' mission, and therefore of the Church as well.Of German language and stock, in fact, are the leaders of both formations. On one side Cardinal Cláudio Hummes and Bishop Erwin Kräutler, the biggest promoters of the synod. On the other cardinals Gerhard Müller and Walter Brandmüller, very severe critics of how the assembly has been set up. With...