“Benedict XVI, with his renunciation of ministerium but not of munus (that is, of the active exercise, but not of the mandate) did something which he could not do and hence his renunciation is invalid.”

Brick by Brick: Socci, Magister, Tosatti, and now Valli openly opining on the antipapacy, and they’re getting it right

Originally posted February 18, 2020

Aldo Maria Valli is the latest Vaticanista to utter public commentary regarding the faux resignation of Pope Benedict (per canons 332.2/188) and subsequent invalid conclave (per canon 359), wherein the Cardinals “elected” an antipope. Original reportage HERE and HERE.

“After my walk, I returned home, and turned on my computer and found an email with a message from a friend who for some time has invited me to reflect on the impossibility of having a pope emeritus. I will summarize it in my own poor words (I ask pardon of any canonist who is reading this): just as one does not receive a consecration to be the pope, when a pope renounces the pontificate he cannot become a pope emeritus, because he is no longer a pope. He does not even return to being a Cardinal, but a bishop. Period.  Consequently, Benedict XVI, with his renunciation of ministerium but not of munus (that is, of the active exercise, but not of the mandate) did something which he could not do and hence his renunciation is invalid. But if his renunciation is invalid, the Conclave which followed it is also invalid, and even the pope which came out of that Conclave.”

Note well that this isn’t some sort of vague hypothesizing. This is pretty much spot on, if you boil the reality down to its essence. When a bishop retires, he becomes bishop emeritus. He’s still a bishop, you see. But in the case of a pope, you cannot have a pope emeritus, because a truly retired pope cannot retain any of papacy. It’s a one man gig. You can’t still be some sort of semi-pope anymore. There is no indelible mark of consecration imparted to a recipient of the papacy. It’s not a degree of Holy Orders: It’s an Office. The Office itself is a state of being, a temporal juridical authority, like POTUS. When you’re POTUS, you’re POTUS. When you’re not, you’re not. It’s a binary set.

You can’t still be a little sorta non-active pope. You can’t “remain” pope in any way whatsoever, because only one man can be pope at one time. So if you intended to remain pope, in any way, this is Substantial Error, which nullifies the renunciation, which, oh by the way, was already invalid because you attempted to renounce the ministerium, not the Munus, and oh by the way, was almost certainly executed under grave fear, malice, and coercion. Invalid renunciation = invalid conclave = antipope “elected.” The fact that the Cardinals unanimously “accepted” the resignation has zero effect on the validity of the resignation. The fact that they convoked a conclave and “elected” someone, even if they did it in good faith, has zero effect on the validity of the “election.”

Can. 188 A resignation made out of grave fear that is inflicted unjustly or out of malice, substantial error, or simony is invalid by the law itself.

Can. 332§2. If it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone.

If you’re gonna resign the office, you need to actually resign the office. And there’s no sharesies.

People hurl ad hominems at us for supposedly throwing everything against the wall hoping something will stick. But honestly, have a thorough look at the data set and you will see ALL OF THE ABOVE in play. The resignation is invalid ten ways to Sunday.

As the truth continues to filter into the mainstream, at some point we will reach critical mass, and the trickle will become a flood. It will happen overnight, and you need to be prepared for this.  Putting the truth up in Klieg lights is going to elicit a response from the demons that will be… not pretty. Isn’t it interesting how this whole affair has lured all the cockroaches out into the open? Just seven eleven years ago, most of us had no idea how deep and wide the rot went. It’s almost as if all this were Providential, no?

11 years ago today: The helicopter ride to nowhere

Originally posted February 28, 2022

28 Feb 2013. Benedict’s helicopter ride was very unlike Nixon’s. Nixon boarded Marine One, took off, and never came back to the White House. Nixon resigned, properly and validly. He resigned the Office. He signed a document that was short and to the point. Benedict COULD have resigned validly, had he followed Nixon’s example.

Instead, Benedict tried to resign only the ministry – the governance – the “doing,” while trying to remain somehow as the hidden contemplative papal member, still wearing white, keeping “Pope” in his title, addressed as “His Holiness,” imparting his Apostolic Blessing. He OBVIOUSLY intended to REMAIN in some way PAPAL.

Benedict’s helicopter didn’t really take him anywhere. He remained inside the Vatican for nearly another decade. His resignation was wholly invalid, grounded in Substantial Error(can.188), and also not properly manifested (can.332.2). He fully retained the Office. He remained the one and only living pope until 31 Dec 2022, when he passed away and the chair became vacant. Jorge Bergoglio is not now, never has been, and never will be, true pope of the One True Church. Thanks be to God.


Transferred Feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, patron of handguns and gun owners


“Gabriel of the Seven Sorrows, who died on this day in 1862, may be seen as a kind of male Saint Thérèse, but, as in all things male and female, different; Both were difficult, wilful children, but managed, by the grace of God, to bend those wills to God’s will…

…against all the contrary counsel and advice of his relatives, committed himself to the novitiate of the Passionists in their monastery at the foot of Gran Sasso mountain (a truly lovely spot), taking the name Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. His fellow brothers did not recall anything remarkable in his short life, except, as mentioned, that he strove to keep the rule perfectly, and was always cheerful. His brethren enjoyed spending time at his bedside during his protracted illness, and just before he died in the early morning hours of February 27th, 1862, Gabriel sat up in bed, and opened his arms as though he were being welcomed by someone, with a look of indescribable joy. It was the general opinion that the Virgin Mary herself had brought his soul straight to heaven. He was just 23 years old.

“Saint Gabriel Possenti, besides being the patron saint of youth, students, seminarians and clerics, is also the patron saint of gun owners, due to a legend that he once scared off with a handgun a band of Garibaldi Red Shirts, that, Italian revolutionaries who were threatening the monastery and village. He demonstrating his proficiency to them by picking off a lizard with deadly accuracy, and they scattered. Just so.”

Saint Gabriel Possenti, ora pro nobis! +


Video with handy timestamps: The Catholic Esquire takes down “FiDP” Matt Gaspers and Kennedy Hall in 14 minutes

It’s just 14 minutes, and such noble simplicity, if you will. Our good friend “The Catholic Esquire” offers devastating counterpoints all along the way. Timestamps below if you want to cheat, but you can easily listen at 1.25x.

0:20 Basic explanation of why Benedict’s resignation was invalid
1:20 Gaspers’ argument for validity
1:50 Why Gaspers’ argument is Begging the Question logical fallacy
2:53 “Remaining in a passive way”
3:25 The false claim that Munus and Ministerium mean exactly the same thing
4:00 In canon law, Munus is ALWAYS distinct from Ministerium
5:30 Numerous examples from canon law
6:45 Gaspers claims calling a conclave proves the resignation was valid !?!?
8:15 In fact, Benedict calling for a conclave is another sign of Substantial Error
8:30 Benedict wanted the passive role in an Expanded Petrine Ministry; the conclave was to elect the active role, for the governance of the Church (of course this is all invalid)
8:45 Gaspers points to Benedict calling Bergoglio “Pope Francis” … but Benedict also claims the papacy “enters into your very being”… the always is also forever.
10:00 Why Universal Peaceful Acceptance does not apply
12:00 Restating the base premise

By the way, today (Feb 27) is the 11th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s last General Audience, where he said this:

“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.”


Pope Benedict XVI, “Final” Wednesday Audience, 27 February, 2013

“Bergoglio the Impostor’s goal is to subjugate Catholics and destroy the Catholic Faith through the act of pretending to be the Vicar of Christ in order to deceive the world.”

You need to stop whatever you are doing, and go read this absolute mic-drop, epic essay from Susan Matthiesen over at Les Femmes. Here is the intro. -nvp

Bergoglio Is the New Muhammad

Definition: act or an instance of deceiving others, especially by assuming a false identity 
Similar: pretense, deceit, deception, hoax, trick, ruse, fraud, trickery, artifice, false

Jorge Bergoglio, posturing as the Vicar of Christ, is fast inventing a new religion from the remains of the Catholic Church that he’s currently deliberately destroying. Using the Seven Marks of Imposture we see that Bergoglio fits the description of an impostor, picking up pieces of Catholicism here and there and changing them into something else entirely, exactly as his predecessor Muhammad did 1400 years ago. Muhammad was not stopped then, and so far no one has stopped Bergoglio now.

The Life of Mahomet by Humphrey Prideaux, written 327 years ago, therefore minus any hint of political correctness whitewashing the truth, was followed by Prideaux’s200 page Letter to the Deists outlining Muhammad’s fraudulent imposture as the Prophet of Islam. Muhammad’s false identity as a prophet was a lie, his new religion of Islam a deception, and his imposture as God’s last prophet a complete counterfeit, yet today almost 2 billion people on earth believe in Islam with Muhammad as their prophet. The goal of Muhammad the Impostor was to subjugate and destroy through the act of pretending to be someone else in order to deceive others.
Looking at Jorge Bergoglio through Prideaux’s Seven Marks of Imposture wherein he proves that Muhammad was an impostor, we see that Bergoglio likewise fits the description of being a deceitful fake, tricking Catholics into a new religion parallel with Muhammad’s trickery with his invention of Islam. Bergoglio the Impostor’s goal is to subjugate Catholics and destroy the Catholic Faith through the act of pretending to be the Vicar of Christ in order to deceive the world…

The FBI wants you to know that rich white females are behind the tidal wave of shoplifting, and they are on the case!

Screenshot in case they delete it:

Urgent prayers and Lenten Almsgiving needed

The Newell Family

Please help however you are able to show support for the Newell family, FSSP Phoenix.

“Late Thursday afternoon, the Newell family experienced a terrible accident; their sweet baby girl Annunziata (Nunzi) fell into a gated pool and drowned. The firemen were able to revive her and she is now in critical care at the hospital. It will take a few days before we know much about her prognosis. Nunzi has two older brothers and another sibling on the way. Her parents are caring, and loving. Their beautiful family is one that we all love very much. With permission from family, I am creating this on their behalf. Please spread the word and pray for a miracle. Please support, share, donate, however you are able. With little ones at home, and family traveling to help them in this time, having help with food can hopefully help the family in a small way and allow them to focus on their sweet little girl.”


More info: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/y8349y

“Hasten the day, bring on the time”

Ember Saturday in Lent

Fourth Lesson
Lesson from the book of Ecclesiastes
Ecclus. 36:1-10 
Raise Your hand against the heathen, that they may realize Your power. As You have used us to show them Your holiness, so now use them to show us Your glory. Thus they will know, as we know, that there is no God but You, O Lord. Give new signs and work new wonders; show forth the splendor of Your right hand and arm; rouse Your anger, pour out wrath, humble the enemy, scatter the foe. Hasten the day, bring on the time; that they may declare Your wonderful works, O Lord, our God.
R. Thanks be to God.

Two years into the NATO-created war in Ukraine, and the propaganda just won’t stop

Explanation from Mundabor:

Tomorrow will mark two years since the start of the Special Military Operation in THE Ukraine.

I remember very vividly the attempts of Russia to stop the NATO encirclement, and the repeated offers to avoid action if only Ukraine and NATO had declared membership for Ukraine off the table. But then there was more, as the Russians in the Donbas were systematically persecuted and, in fact, cannonaded.

Following the usual Anglo-Saxon pattern, NATO decided that they would force Russia to act, and then call them invaders. Around the 19 February, THE Ukraine began to shoot 2000 shells a day against the civilians in the Donbas, up from 20. Clearly, they wanted Russia to go in; thinking, in their immense incompetence, that the Ukrainian army, after 8 years of NATO training and rearmament, and with all the fortifications built, would easily defeat the Russian army. To this you must add the other fantasy, that the sanctions would cripple the Russian economy and force another colour revolution.


Russia reacted as it was clear it would. It recognised, by act of Parliament, Donetsk and Lugansk as independent Republics. Then they received the latter’s formal request for military help. Then they – again, by act of Parliament – authorised the Russian Government to intervene. This was the same pattern used by NATO to attack Serbia in, if memory serves, 1999. Then as now, no UN mandate was deemed necessary. What is good for the NATO goose must be good for the Russian gander.

What started then was the most colossal propaganda operation ever seen in the West, possibly worse than the COVID scare exercise. A wave of intolerance and Russophobia pervaded Europe in a way reminiscent of the Nazi book bonfires. Concerts cancelled because of Russian music, common citizen targeted in any possible way (not only with sanctions at home, but threatening their travel, aiming at their credit cards, etc.). Blank hatred.

Make no mistake, this hatred was not casual, or only due to perceived military reasons. It was very ideological from the start…

More: https://mundabor.wordpress.com/2024/02/23/two-years/

Canceling elections to save democracy… Ukraine as proxy for USA this November?

“A very significant political event occurred in Ukraine earlier this month, and almost nobody noticed. President Volodymyr Zelensky, the leader of the war-torn country, just received approval from his parliament to extend Martial Law another 90 days. There have been many parliamentary extensions of the wartime mandate, but this one carried special significance because the 2024 presidential elections in Ukraine were scheduled for March 31, 2024, coinciding with the end of Zelensky’s five year term. Now that Martial Law is in place to cover that time period, Ukraine’s presidential elections have been canceled indefinitely…”