First: Ann Barnhardt is a cuckoo-pants conspiracy theorist who has finally “gone sedevacantist and left the Church”
I respond: I believe that Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger is still the Roman Pontiff and thus the See of Peter is occupied and has been all along, and I am still very much in the Church, and went to Mass and received Holy Communion this morning from a priest in a community 100% in unity with the See of Peter. Antipope Bergoglio was commemorated in the Canon, and I know this not because I could hear it (obviously – the Canon is said silently in the Venerable Gregorian Rite), but because I have specifically discussed this with the priest who offered the Sacrifice, and I know his position vis-a-vis Bergoglio as of 24 hours previous.
Further, the accusation of mental instability or a detachment from reality with regards to me is something I am by now used to – from the very closest of associates all the way down to the saddest of internet combox trolls, and I offer it to Our Lord, carrying His Cross to Calvary, bearing the scoffs and affronts, reproaches and calumnies that He suffered. If I am wrong, please God let me be corrected. If I am right, thank God for consoling me with the truth.
Also please remember that it is a frankly brilliant “chess strategy” that satan has set up and executed in forcing people who call out actual, genuine “conspiracies”, hidden crimes and societal abnormalities to be instantly lumped in with the truly mentally impaired people who believe in such things as chemtrails, shape-shifting lizard-Jews, underground civilizations and pretty much every other plot device from Star Trek: The Next Generation. I know I will be lumped in with these people, and view it as, to continue the chess analogy, sacrificing a pawn, knight or bishop in order to liberate the queen. So be it.
Second: “No one else is following you. No one else is saying this, most especially no one with any authority.”
I respond: Truth is not a democracy or a popularity contest. Either Bergoglio is the Pope or he is not. My thoughts on this do not determine Bergoglio’s status. All I am doing is conforming my rational intellect to the truth. If Bergoglio is not the Pope today, then he never was. Bergoglio did not “cease being the pope” when my rational intellect definitively apprehended that he was an Antipope. And the same goes for everyone else. If Bergoglio is Antipope, even if the entire human race now alive on earth unanimously says that he is the Pope – that does not matter. The ontological reality is outside of the human mind – no matter how many minds may believe in a certain proposition. And in this case, we are talking about a supernatural reality.
And so, in the hopes that this will help the countless people who are now, and will be in the future scandalized by Antipope Bergoglio, who look at the evidence and simply cannot explain how it is that his heresies and blasphemies can possibly reconcile to the supernatural reality of the See of Peter, I offer the simple answer that explains every question and clarifies every confusion, and eliminates every scandal:
Jorge Bergoglio is not now and never has been The Vicar of Jesus Christ on Earth. Jorge Bergoglio is an Antipope, and Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger is the true and only Roman Pontiff alive today, and will remain so until his death, or his valid resignation.
I will conclude with today’s Communion Verse, the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, Psalm 26: 4:
“One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.”
St. Athanasius, pray for us.
St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us.
St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.
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