“Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen.”

How wonderfully appropriate that the Gospel for the day after the “Is the Pope Catholic” conference, the Second Sunday of Advent, begins thus:

At that time, when John had heard in prison the works of Christ: sending two of his disciples he said to him: “Art thou he that art to come, or look we for another?” And Jesus making answer said to them: “Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them.”

The first thing to note is that this is NOT about John losing his faith and doubting our Lord. John is near the end of his earthly life, has carried out his task in spades, yet he still has these two disciples he can’t shake loose. So John, upon hearing the works of Christ, decides the best way to teach these two was to send them straight to Jesus. How does Jesus answer them? Does He appeal to authority? Or does He instruct them to use their senses? “Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen.” What does the EVIDENCE point to? Use your brain, and examine the evidence. There is a very good reason the Bergoglian antipapacy is so very visible. It’s so you can find the truth. Now please enjoy this excerpt from Ann Barnhardt’s talk at yesterday’s conference:

Canon 332.2 reads:
If it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office (munus), it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone.
Immediately we see two massive problems. First, Pope Benedict never RESIGNED the OFFICE. The only reference to the OFFICE of the Papacy in his statement was the sentence in which he very clearly expressed that the OFFICE was comprised of two main categories of MINISTRY: the active governance of the Church, and prayer and suffering. Second, we have the “proper manifestation” clause in Canon 332.2. The very fact that we are sitting here today nearly eleven years later discussing Pope Benedict’s failed attempted partial abdication, and that an ever-growing percentage of faithful, believing Catholics think that Pope Benedict’s resignation was extremely suspect at best, proves in and of itself that his attempted partial resignation was not PROPERLY MANIFESTED. As if this weren’t enough, the complete lack of “proper manifestation” continued daily, completely visible in the public eye, until Pope Benedict’s death, as he wore the Papal white, continued to use his Papal name and style, “His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI”, and even in his consistent granting of the Apostolic Blessing – the Blessing of the Pope – using the first person possessive adjective “my”: “I give you MY Apostolic Blessing”.
Canon 332.2 also reiterates in no uncertain terms that neither the College of Cardinals nor anyone else adjudicates a Papal resignation. Papal resignations are adjudicated SOLELY by Canon Law, of which Christ Almighty Himself is the Guarantor and Indisputable Authority as He stated in the Holy Gospels in Matthew 18: 18:
Amen I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in heaven.
As if this weren’t enough, we also have Pope Benedict’s words from his “Final Audience” in St. Peter’s Square on February 27th, 2013, which recapitulate in even more explicit language everything covered above.
The “always” is also a “for-ever” – there can no longer be a return to the private sphere. My decision to resign the active exercise of the ministry does not revoke this. I do not return to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences, and so on. I am not abandoning the cross, but remaining in a new way at the side of the crucified Lord. I no longer bear the power of office for the governance of the Church, but in the service of prayer I remain, so to speak, in the enclosure of Saint Peter. Saint Benedict, whose name I bear as Pope, will be a great example for me in this. He showed us the way for a life which, whether active or passive, is completely given over to the work of God.
Beware of anyone who tries to gaslight you into believing that words mean the opposite of their plain sense. Remember the words of Our Blessed Lord in Matthew 5: 37:
But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.
The chaos and concurrent ascendancy of the Antichurch and secular evil over the past nearly eleven years is a testament to not only Pope Benedict’s catastrophic failed attempt to flee, but also to the blindness at best, and luciferian malignancy at worst, of those who would have the world believe that ‘yea’ means ‘no’, or that ‘remain’ means ‘leave’.



One thought on ““Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen.””

  1. Of note from Daniel Cardinal DiNardo’s, (Archbishop of Galveston-Houston) “A Shepherd’s Message – Advent 2023”: “John the Baptist is both a frightening figure and a hopeful one. His humility makes him confess before Jesus that he is not worthy to untie his sandal straps. On the other hand, his prophetic voice makes him bluntly declare before the Scribes and Pharisees in every age that they are… a brood of vipers!”

    It sounds like a description of Bishop Joseph Strickland and a swipe at the brood of vipers that ousted him. If only Cardinal DiNardo was a mighty shepherd of the Catholic Church, rather than a compliant shepherd in the Synodal Church,


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