Increase your prayers. Go to Confession. Go to Mass. Commend your loved ones to the Immaculate Heart. Whatever henceforth transpires, don’t lose faith. We rest in the absolute certainty that the situation will resolve, and that we are on the winning side in the end. But do be ready to be tried.
At the time of Our Lord’s Ministry, Passion, Death and Resurrection, there were TWO High Priests in the Temple: Annas and Caiaphas. Luke Chapter 3…
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of the district of Iturea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zachary, in the desert.
TWO High Priests? Seems… odd, no?
Do you know the details of this bizarre situation? Well, pull up a chair, because this is Deja Vu all over again, folks.
Annas was the legitimate High Priest, acknowledged as such by the Jews. The High Priesthood was a life office (sound familiar?). Annas, however, had been DEPOSED BY THE ROMAN DEEP STATE, specifically by Pontius Pilate’s predecessor as Procurator of Judea, Valerius Gratus. Despite having been “deposed” by the Roman Deep State, Annas REMAINED IN THE TEMPLE holding influence and being recognized by pious Jews as the true High Priest (sound familiar?) Gratus then illegitimately installed Annas’ son-in-law Caiaphas as … er… the “other High Priest”. Caiaphas was totally in bed with the Romans and was loyal to them and their agenda, and thus had a long tenure, being kept on as “fake High Priest” when Gratus was succeeded by Pontius Pilate.
Remember, it was Caiaphas who essentially threatened to have Pilate killed if he didn’t go along with Caiaphas’ wish to kill Jesus, the Christ. Pontius Pilate had been appointed Procurator of Judea not by Tiberius Caesar, but by Tiberius’ de facto co-ruler, Lucius Aelius Sejanus. When Tiberius turned on and then killed Sejanus, all of the men who had been in Sejanus’ circle of power, INCLUDING PONTIUS PILATE, were on thin ice with Tiberius as possibly disloyal. So when Caiaphas yelled out to Pilate “we have no king but Caesar,” and “If you release Him (Jesus), then you are no friend of Caesar’s!” what Caiaphas – who was in bed with and installed by the Roman Deep State – was doing was clearly threatening to denounce Pilate to Rome as disloyal to Tiberius and still loyal to the Sejanus power circle. This would have meant certain death to Pilate and his family.
So, in review, there was at the time of Our Lord’s Ministry, Passion, Death and Resurrection, a legitimate High Priest, still in the Temple, still recognized by the pious faithful as the real holder of the lifetime office of High Priest, who was deposed in a Roman Deep State plot to gain control of the Temple and leverage a usurped pseudo-authority over the Jews in the person of an illegitimate anti-High Priest, who was in bed with the Roman Deep State and ended up agitating for and extorting the Roman Deep State’s toady into committing Deicide.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is an obvious parallel here between Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger as Annas and Antipope Jorge Bergoglio as Caiaphas.
And oddly, this insane “two High Priests” nonsense was tolerated and gone-along-with by the Sanhedrin, just as the
Cesspool College of Bishops tolerate and go along with the Bergoglian antipapacy lo these nearly ten years now, as Pope Benedict, like Annas, still resides in the “Temple”, going along with the farce as well. What a mess.
Seeing stunning parallels within the mess like these I find to be deeply consoling and edifying. It shows that the Divine Providence is in charge, making sure that things are HIGHLY VISIBLE, especially in these days of Ecclesial Eclipse. Secondly, this implies that those of us living through this satanic Antipapacy while the True Pope yet lives in the Vatican, are probably close to seeing Christ in Glory, as the people in the days of the “two High Priests” – one legitimate, one illegitimate, were close to the Redemption of mankind and the opening of the gates of heaven by the Eternal Sacrifice of God to God.
He WILL come again in Glory, and His Kingdom will have no end.
Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus.
I hope this helps.
St. John the Apostle, pray for us.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us, on Pope Benedict, and on Your Holy Catholic Church outside of which there is no salvation.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…
Some interesting developments, including this nugget from Nicole Winfield at AP:
“The diocese of Rome scheduled a special Mass in honor of Benedict on Friday at St. John Lateran” HERE
In case you don’t know, St. John Lateran is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, not St. Peter’s. It is the pope’s church, where the cathedra is. So it is a uniquely juxtaposed place to hold a Mass for a supposedly not-pope. It’s hard not to notice.
Anyway, pray! Pray first for the soul of Pope Benedict, that when the time comes for God to take him, that his death be well provided, meaning the grace of final perseverance. Pray also that, toward this end, he repent of whatever it may be that he needs to repent of. We really don’t know. These are the most important prayers, if we really believe what we say we believe. Next come prayers for his health, God willing. Lastly, prayers for the faithful, that each may endure the coming confusion and chaos.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Ed Pentin reports aggravated kidney failure.
If Benedict and the papacy itself are the “Katechon” … the “what” and the “he” described in 2 Thess 2, and he/it is about to be out of the way, then all Hell is literally about to break loose. Stay confessed.
“And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto Him: That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God. Remember you not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of His mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming, him, whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders, And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying: That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity.” 2 Thess. 2:1-11
Word out this morning Katie Hobbs seeking up to $700K restitution from Lake for daring to present evidence of fraud and disenfranchisement. -nvp
The trial court judge in Kari Lake’s election lawsuit predictably threw out her case on Saturday, putting on a sham trial that on the surface looked fair to the general public that doesn’t know any better, but to legal minds was a travesty of justice. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson only gave her two days for a trial and issued his ruling immediately afterwards…
The standard should have been whether voters were disenfranchised, not all the additional hoops Thompson added. If inner city blacks had been disenfranchised, Thompson would not have added all those extra requirements…the standard should have been whether there was voter suppression.
Instead, Thompson said Lake had to show an extremely vague, high bar in order to prevail, that an election official intentionally caused the printer changes in order to change the results of the election, and that it did affect the outcome. He explained away many of the disturbing election anomalies as accidents or mere coincidences. He ignored the vast majority of them; in a show of arrogance, his opinion was less than eight pages long.
Thompson completely ignored all the voters who saw the long lines and gave up trying to vote, as if they didn’t count. Considering probably well over half of the voting locations in Maricopa County were affected, not to mention they were almost all in heavily Republican areas, this was no small disenfranchisement. Many voters have come forward and told how they were unable to vote for this reason or similar, such as a man who couldn’t find parking in time due to the overcrowded parking lot.
Even with the higher burden required by Thompson, well-known lawyer Viva Frei, whose real name is David Freheit, said Lake’s team showed there was intentionality and believed the case was a slam dunk.
It was clear early on Thompson was going to rule against Lake, throwing out eight of her 10 claims, which included observers’ testimony that 90% of mismatched signatures were accepted. In doing so, he trivialized important, good-faith arguments about constitutional and civil rights. The two whittled-down claims he kept allowed him to hold a trial to appear fair, then declare everything OK and the county in the right…
Anglicans. I know. Watch it anyway. Merry Christmas!
By Matt Lamb
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (LifeSiteNews) — The safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 injections can be examined by a statewide grand jury in Florida, following a request from Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.
The Florida Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it approved Gov. DeSantis’ request for a grand jury to investigate claims made by COVID-19 shot manufacturers such as Moderna and Pfizer. A grand jury can depose witnesses and obtain documents as part of its investigations.
“An investigation is warranted to determine whether the pharmaceutical industry has engaged in fraudulent practices. The people of Florida deserve to know the truth,” DeSantis wrote in his December 13 petition to the Supreme Court of Florida requesting the grand jury investigation.
The petition notes that state law “prohibits fraudulent practices, including the dissemination of false or misleading advertisements of a drug and the use of any … suggestion … that an application of a drug is effective when it is not.”
“The pharmaceutical industry has a notorious history of misleading the public for financial gain,” DeSantis’ team argued in its petition. “Questions have been raised regarding the veracity of the representations made by the pharmaceutical manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly with respect to transmission, prevention, efficacy, and safety.”
DeSantis also created a “Public Health Integrity Committee” to examine the claims made by federal health officials…