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  • Roman Rumors: Is Pope Francis writing a document on the role of a pope emeritus?

    08/27/2021 9:35:11 AM PDT · by viewfromthefrontier · 22 replies
    Joan's Rome blog ^ | August 24, 2021 | Joan Lewis
    Pope Francis could soon promulgate a new law (in the form of an Apostolic Constitution) to regulate the resignation of the Pope, and especially the status following the resignation of a Pontiff. This is also to avoid a whole series of misleading interpretations on the existence of two Popes, on their cohabitation, on the thesis of “an enlarged papacy” and on other issues that, although not having touched the vast majority of the faithful, have fed the underground poisons of the so-called “Pope-vacantists,” [Note: “Pope” or “Papacy Vacantists”] who have come to hypothesize that the only true Pope is Ratzinger....
  • Pope-Emeritus Benedict Warns Against ‘Flight Into Pure Doctrine,’ Vatican Spokesman Emphasizes

    07/28/2021 6:01:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    In an article that appeared on the front page of L’Osservatore Romano as well as on the Vatican News website, Vatican spokesman Andrea Tornielli drew attention to comments made by Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI in a recent written exchange with the German publication Herder Korrespondenz. “Above all, then, the believer is a person who questions himself, a person who must continually find the reality of this faith behind and against the oppressive realities of everyday life,” Benedict XVI wrote. “In this sense, the thought of a ‘flight into pure doctrine’ appears to me absolutely unrealistic. A doctrine that would exist like...
  • VIDEO: Biden Pulls a Pope Benedict Move by Turning Power Over to President Harris

    03/25/2021 7:39:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 25, 2021 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOLike Pope Benedict XVI, Joe Biden is turning his power over to his successor, President Kamala Harris. Of course, the big difference is that at least Pope Benedict served 8 years in office before splitting the scene while Biden is doing it barely 2 months in. Apparently the strain is too much for him to handle. We have never before seen someone in the high office completely refuse responsibility. Remember when the Japanese attacked pearl harbor and President Roosevelt turned the war effort over to Vice President Henry Wallace? Or how about when President Kennedy made Vice President Lyndon Johnson...
  • Former pope Benedict XVI 'extremely frail': report

    08/03/2020 9:02:57 AM PDT · by NRx · 19 replies
    CTV ^ | 08-03-2020 | Staff
    BERLIN, GERMANY -- Former pope Benedict XVI became seriously ill himself after visiting his sick brother in Germany in June and is "extremely frail," according to a report in the Monday edition of the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper. Benedict, 93, is suffering from erysipelas [shingles] of the face, a virus that causes a facial rash and episodes of severe pain, the newspaper reported, citing the former pope's biographer Peter Seewald. "According to Seewald, the Pope emeritus is now extremely frail," the report says. "His thinking and his memory are quick, but his voice is hardly audible at the moment."
  • 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] Pope Benedict: I resigned, but I kept ‘spiritual dimension’ of papacy

    05/07/2020 6:07:58 PM PDT · by sitetest · 61 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | Maike Hickson
    May 6, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In a new biography released on May 4, Pope Benedict makes some statements that highlight his own understanding of his resignation from the papacy. He speaks in this book about the “spiritual dimension...which is alone still my mandate.” He shows an understanding of his resignation from the papacy, according to which he gave up any “concrete legal powers” and any role of governance, but at the same time maintained a “spiritual mandate.” Pope Benedict XVI answered, in the autumn of 2018, several written questions by his biographer Peter Seewald, which then were included in Seewald's...
  • The Prisoner of the Vatican

    01/19/2020 11:32:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 19, 2020 | George Neumayr
    The Prisoner of the Vatican In one of his last speeches before abdicating in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI decried the liberalism that had seeped into the Church after Vatican II. To this liberalism, he traced “so many problems, so much misery, in reality: seminaries closed, convents closed, the liturgy was trivialized.” But he then proceeded to hand the Church to the very liberals responsible for these problems and to a successor set upon liberalizing the Church even more.Not long after assuming power, Jorge Bergoglio took a veiled swipe at his predecessor. He told an interviewer that Vatican II had encouraged...
  • New Documentary Offers Rare Glimpse of Benedict XVI’s Life in Vatican Gardens

    01/08/2020 6:19:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The National Catholic Register | Ed Pentin
    The half-hour documentary, which aired Jan. 3 on German television, is dignified and respectful of the 92-year-old Pope EmeritusBenedict XVI appears mentally alert but noticeably frailer and almost unable to speak in a new German television documentary providing a rare glimpse into his daily life. In the half-hour film aired on Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian state television) on Jan. 3, the 92-year-old Pope Emeritus speaks only three times but in a barely audible voice. “I used to have a great voice, now it doesn’t work anymore,” Benedict says in the program, which was filmed at his Mater Ecclesiae monastery residence in...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 1/13/2020 Saudi Terrorist Attack Confirmed

    01/13/2020 8:15:22 PM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/13/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Its been made official that there was a terrorist attack on the United States December 6th at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. The attack that killed three and wounded eight was perpetrated by Saudi Air Force Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrami who was undergoing military training. The confirmation today came not from the President of the United States, nor the Secretary of State nor the Secretary of Defense, but from Attorney General William Barr..... Special Commentary Back before 9/11 terrorism was seen as strictly a law enforcement matter in the days of President Bill Clinton. Now it looks like...
  • Real Reason Pope Benedict 'Retired' was because of Cabal Headed by George Soros, Obama, & Clinton

    09/03/2019 4:20:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 64 replies
    nteb ^ | 9/3/19 | Geri Ungurean
    Did billionaire speculator George Soros, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Obama/Clinton adviser John Podesta conspire to overthrow the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and replace him with a radical, Pope Francis? Did they use America’s intelligence agencies, and our nation’s diplomatic machinery, political muscle, and financial power to coerce and blackmail “regime change” in the Roman Catholic Church? Far from being some wild conspiracy theory, there is sound prima facie evidence to indicate that this is a serious effort to expose a political scandal of the highest order, involving flagrant, criminal abuse of...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cardinal Danneels admits being part of clerical ‘Mafia’ that plotted Francis’ election

    05/27/2019 10:42:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Jeanne Smits
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Danneels admits being part of clerical ‘Mafia’ that plotted Francis’ election September 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The authorized biography of Cardinal Godfried Danneels, out next week, is even more of a bombshell than expected. Not only do the two authors, Jürgen Mettepenningen and Karim Schelkens, reveal that the Cardinal was a regular member of a secret pressure group of Churchmen that met in the Swiss town of Sankt-Gallen, but the Cardinal himself has publicly and good-humoredly admitted the fact. Danneels even said that what was officially but discreetly labeled “the Sankt-Gallen group” was referred to by its...
  • The LGBT Political Campaign Behind Pope Francis' Election

    05/12/2019 9:09:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/19 | David Martin
    It indeed behooves the Church's episcopal body to take a closer look at the 2013 papal election, since we may very well be witnessing the fulfillment of the prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi concerning a false shepherd With theologians and bishops aghast over what some are calling ‘the most terrible schism the world has ever seen,’ it behooves the Catholic hierarchy to take a closer look at the 2013 papal election since it appears to have raised to the Chair of Peter “a man, not canonically elected.” To recap, on the eve of the 2013 conclave, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Between the Two Popes There Is “Fracture.” The Silence of Francis Against Benedict

    04/17/2019 1:51:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 17, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Between the Two Popes There Is “Fracture.” The Silence of Francis Against Benedict In the week that followed the explosive publication of Joseph Ratzinger’s “notes” on the scandal of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, there are at least seven essential elements that have come into the open, which are to be kept in mind in view of future developments.*The first concerns the genesis of the publication of the “notes.” In the introductory paragraphs, Ratzinger says that he wrote them “in the hiatus between the announcement of the meeting of the presidents of the episcopal conferences and its...
  • Former Pope Benedict Is Right: Europe Needs to Appreciate Its Christian Roots

    04/15/2019 4:45:31 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies ^ | Michael J. Gaynor
    Pope Benedict XVI, previously known as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, should be heeded: he knows what of he speaks. In the first general audience of his pontificate he stressed Europe's "inalienable" Christian roots. The wisdom of his choice of the his papal name Benedict (the name of Pope Benedict XV, "a courageous and authentic prophet of peace" who led the Catholic Church during the dark years of World War I, and Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine order and one of the patron saints of Europe) is being confirmed by the current rioting in Europe by an Islamic extremist criminal element...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 4/11-Friday 4/12/2019

    04/12/2019 2:42:32 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Julian Assange arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Thursday...... The 'no one is above the law' talking point repeated by British Prime Minister Theresa May speaking to the House of Commons. The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, says the British government should oppose Assange's extradition to the United States..... Eucadorian authorities have arrested a man described as being "close" to Assange.... A reporter for British activist Tommy Robinson's "TR.NEWS" website detained at Los Angeles International Airport....... Trump tweeting in part that its: "Too bad that the European Union is being so tough on the United Kingdom" Public opinion...
  • Benedict XVI Addresses Sex Abuse Scandal

    04/11/2019 8:30:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    The emeritus pope said a crisis in moral theology led the Church unable to defend itself against the social changes of the 1960sIn an essay published Thursday at CNA, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing the Church. Benedict reviewed the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and examined its effects on priestly formation and life, before suggesting the Church’s proper response. “Today, the accusation against God is, above all, about characterizing His Church as entirely bad, and thus dissuading us from it. The idea of a better Church, created by ourselves, is in fact...
  • Pope Francis in the Wilderness

    04/30/2018 7:43:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 28, 2018 | JASON HOROWITZ
    VATICAN CITY — Five years ago, Pope Francis was elected to be an agent of change within a church shaken by scandals and the historic resignation of Benedict XVI. He quickly became a global force in geopolitics, setting the agenda on climate change and care for migrants. World leaders wanted to be near him. Even non-Catholics adored him.Today, Francis is increasingly embattled. The political climate has shifted abruptly around the world, empowering populists and nationalists who oppose much of what he stands for. Conservative forces arrayed against him within the Vatican have been emboldened, seeking to thwart him on multiple...
  • Viganò: Journalists Must Ask What Happened to ‘Cache of Documents’ Benedict Gave to Francis

    08/30/2018 6:52:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/30/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, August 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has spoken out from an undisclosed location in response to attempts to discredit his 11-page testimony implicating Pope Francis and several senior prelates in coving up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s abuse of seminarians and priests. In an interview this week with Aldo Maria Valli, an Italian journalist who helped Viganò plan the publicatin of his statement, the former U.S. Nuncio pushed back on claims that he was motivated by revenge. Instead, he insists he spoke out because “the corruption has reached the top levels of the heirarchy of the Church. ”...
  • Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

    08/28/2018 5:55:37 AM PDT · by narses · 29 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 8/11/2017 | Alessandro Rico
    On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Verità about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of pressures on the part of Obama administration in the United States. According to Dottori, Obama was eager to dethrone Benedict XVI for two reasons. On the one hand, his presidency was close to...