11 years ago today, Pope Benedict attempted to create an Expanded Petrine Ministry, failed to do so out of Substantial Error, and thus remained Pope until his death

The thing Benedict attempted to do in a series of events 11-28 February 2013 was fully explained by his priest-Secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, in a speech delivered at the Pontifical Gregorian University at Rome on 20 May 2016. Note that +Ganswein speaks as if Benedict actually pulled it off, which he did not. Because altering the intrinsic nature of the papacy, an office which was Divinely Instituted, is impossible. Thus, this Substantial Error wholly invalidated his resignation per Canon 188, and he remained pope until his death 31 December 2022. Spread the word.

“There are not therefore two popes, but de facto an expanded ministry — with an active member and a contemplative member. This is why Benedict XVI has not given up either his name, or the white cassock. This is why the correct name by which to address him even today is “Your Holiness”; and this is also why he has not retired to a secluded monastery, but within the Vatican — as if he had only taken a step to the side to make room for his successor and a new stage in the history of the papacy which he, by that step, enriched with the “power station” of his prayer and his compassion located in the Vatican Gardens… he has not abandoned the Office of Peter — something which would have been entirely impossible for him after his irrevocable acceptance of the office in April 2005. By an act of extraordinary courage, he has instead renewed this office (even against the opinion of well-meaning and undoubtedly competent advisers), and with a final effort he has strengthened it (as I hope). Of course only history will prove this. But in the history of the Church it shall remain true that, in the year 2013, the famous theologian on the throne of Peter became history’s first “pope emeritus.” Since then, his role — allow me to repeat it once again — is entirely different from that, for example, of the holy Pope Celestine V, who after his resignation in 1294 would have liked to return to being a hermit, becoming instead a prisoner of his successor, Boniface VIII (to whom today in the Church we owe the establishment of jubilee years). To date, in fact, there has never been a step like that taken by Benedict XVI. So it is not surprising that it has been seen by some as revolutionary, or to the contrary as entirely consistent with the Gospel; while still others see the papacy in this way secularized as never before, and thus more collegial and functional or even simply more human and less sacred. And still others are of the opinion that Benedict XVI, with this step, has almost — speaking in theological and historical-critical terms — demythologized the papacy.”

Readers of this space will know that last term. There are 300 pages of the +Miller Dissertation from 1980 explaining the decades of efforts among German theologians to pull off just such a thing in the 60s and 70s. It was sort of a big deal.

You can read the unabridged English translation of the speech from Diane Montagna HERE. The original reportage from Ed Pentin is HERE.

Today is also he traditional feast day of that time the Blessed Virgin Mary revealed, or rather confirmed, the doctrine of her Immaculate Conception, not to Cardinals or bishops, but to a destitute, illiterate 14 year old girl. The townspeople tried to have her declared insane and put away. Take heart.

Janet Yellen claims there is no need for lower prices because everyone’s wages have gone up more than inflation

What a slow news week, eh? I’m traveling, and short on time. I will have to get after the Tucker/Putin and the rapidly declining Joe over the weekend. But amid all the headlines, I wanted you to see just how much they hate you. Remember when Ole Janet made the claim two years ago that the debilitating inflation was merely “transitory?” Well here she is testifying before Congress that it isn’t transitory at all, but never mind that, we don’t need prices to come down anyway, because wages are way up, and (wait for it – near the end) the average American family is in better shape financially than they were in 2019 and ackshully has $1400 left over after purchasing the same basket of items. Happy Friday!

“The final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about marriage and the family.”

Fatima and Fiducia

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Recently, Fr. James Martin SJ spoke to the bishops of Ireland at Knock, Ireland.  Our Lady of Knock is an approved Marian apparition in Ireland from the 19th century.   LifeSite News reported on what happened with the Irish bishops: “A trusted source in Ireland told LifeSiteNews that the meeting included discussions on how to implement the blessing of homosexual ‘couples’ and even the desire to implement homosexual ‘marriage.’”

Obviously, it’s a blasphemous travesty that such filth from a Jesuit and the Irish bishops would besmirch the Shrine of Our Lady to an island that held once purity so intensely. I suppose this purity left Ireland a long time ago, partly due to the disproportionately high-rates of priest-on-child sexual attacks the last sixty years. But the recent open attack on marriage in front of the apparition site of Our Lady of Knock is fulfilling a prophesy of Our Lady.

Sr. Lucy of Fatima said:  “The final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about marriage and the family.”  This quote reveals the current Vatican apparatus is on the exact opposite side of Our Lady of Fatima and all of heaven with their current communist agenda.

Why does “gay marriage” destroy heterosexual sacramental marriage? Besides all the obvious reasons found in biology and theology, there is also evidence on the sociological front.  For example, Sweden legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2009. But even our own National Institute of Health shows gays have a higher divorce rate than heterosexual couples. (Everyone knows most practicing homosexuals have countless sexual partners in their lifetime far beyond any published stats.) Thus, the goal of Fiducia promoting gay unions or marriage is not civil rights, but rather the eradication of Catholic sacraments maintaining any permanent force.

If you think this is an exaggeration, just remember the heretical document Amoris Laetitia: It approved the sacrilege of both the Eucharist and Marriage by allowing divorced and “remarried” heterosexual couples to receive Holy Communion without an annulment (or even repentance.) This approach is not evangelizing the “fringes of society,” but rather aiming for the destruction of the Catholic sacraments from within the Catholic Church.

Our Lady of Good Success in Ecuador also predicted this attack on the sacraments.  In the 16th century, Our Lady told Mother Mariana what would happen specifically in the 20th century within the Catholic Church: “The sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with the Church, will be thoroughly attacked and profaned.  Masonry, then reigning, will implement iniquitous laws aimed at extinguishing this sacrament. They will make it easy for all to live in sin, thus multiplying the birth of illegitimate children without the Church’s blessing….”

Again, it was predicted that infiltrators would attack matrimony.  Keep in mind we have no report of a single Irish bishop getting up and leaving the Shrine of Knock when James Martin allegedly did what LSN reported above, namely, an explanation “to implement homosexual ‘marriage’ within the Catholic Church.”  Also keep in mind that silly Jimmy Martin is a consulter to the Vatican’s “Dicastery for Communication” and a member of “the Synod.”  In other words, everyone in the Vatican approves of what Martin is doing to destroy true marriage.

The reason we don’t despair at such apostasy in the hierarchy is because right after the line on marriage, Sr. Lucy of Fatima also said:  “Do not be afraid, because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be fought and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue… Our Lady has already crushed his head.”

https://padreperegrino.org/2024/02/fatima-and-fiducia/

“WHO pandemic treaty is the greatest threat to freedom in human history”

US lawmakers warn the proposed WHO Pandemic Treaty broadens the definition of ‘health crisis’ to include issues like climate change and abortion, enabling the WHO to assert control over member nations.

Washington, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Members of the U.S. Congress warned Monday that the proposed World Health Organization Pandemic Treaty, which would cede significant power of governance over nations to self-appointed globalists in the case of a newly declared “health emergency,” looms as the greatest threat to freedom, national sovereignty, and the sanctity of life that has ever been seen in human history. 

In what legal experts have called a power grab modeled off China’s totalitarian communist regime, with a small committee of elite left-wing globalists appropriating to themselves control of all basic functions of a free society, the WHO Pandemic Treaty would be a legally binding agreement that lawmakers have pointed out fulfills the definition of a treaty, making it unconstitutional for the president to sign without the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate. 

In the event of new “health crisis” or “global pandemic,” the proposed treaty would cede to the WHO certain powers over member nations regarding the “crisis.” 

The criteria for such a “health crisis” has been greatly broadened to potentially include the “health” of the planet, as well as any crisis arising from restrictions deemed “essential health care” by the WHO, such as abortion and so-called “transgender” surgeries…

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/rep-chris-smith-warns-who-pandemic-treaty-is-the-greatest-threat-to-freedom-in-human-history/

“I worked at a hospital that said all teenagers with gender dysphoria must be affirmed. I quit my job to blow the whistle.”

Today is the Feast of St. Agatha. Please go read this short piece from Miss B., wherein she searingly describes how and why St. Agatha, is now patroness of mentally ill girls and women who have been mutilated by the Luciferian cult of transvestitism.

Next, a timely essay from a therapist who quit her job rather than ruin children’s lives. This person isn’t even against the idea of trans, she is just hoping to point out that the ideology is now tyranny. This person is only upset about children being targeted; she presumably would be in favor of adults mutilating themselves. But it’s a start. Link to the full piece at the end, but it is paywalled. Intro from TFP:

Perhaps you read the long investigation about detransitioners published in this weekend’s New York Times. It is comprehensive and sober and we highly recommend it. It’s also a piece we are confident would never have made it into the paper were it not for independent publications like ours taking the journalistic and reputational risk over the past few years to pursue the subject of “gender-affirming” care and the subsequent harms inflicted on vulnerable young people.Today, therapist Tamara Pietzke adds her voice to those of our other whistleblowers, and tells how she could no longer go along with the pressure to transition her patients.”

I Was Told to Approve All Teen Gender Transitions. I Refused.

By Tamara Pietzke

…Most recently, I was employed by MultiCare, one of the largest hospital systems in the state. For the six years I was there, I worked with hundreds of clients. But in mid-January, I left my job because of what I will go on to describe.

The therapeutic relationship is a special one. We are the original “safe space,” where people are able to explore their darker feelings and painful experiences. The job of the therapist is to guide a patient to self-understanding and sound mental health. This is a process that requires careful assessment and time, not snap judgments and confirmation of a patient’s worldview.

But in the past year I noticed a concerning new trend in my field. I was getting the message from my supervisors that when a young person I was seeing expressed discomfort with their gender—the diagnostic term is gender dysphoria—I should throw out all my training. No matter the patient’s history or other mental health conditions that could be complicating the situation, I was simply to affirm that the patient was transgender, and even approve the start of a medical transition.

I believe this rise of “affirmative care” for young people with gender dysphoria challenges the very fundamentals of what therapy is supposed to provide…I am terrified of speaking out, but that fear pales in comparison to my strong belief that we can no longer medicalize youth and cause them potentially irreversible harm. The three patients I describe below explain why I am taking the risk of coming forward…

READ THE REST (paywall)

Liz Yore brings the receipts: “The Bombshell Letter Every American Must Read”

(all her links got lost herein… go to the original at the bottom for the receipts)

The Bombshell Letter Every American Must Read

By Elizabeth Yore

Our nation is under invasion. Blinking red lights are going off warning of an imminent terrorist event. Yet, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assures the country that our southern border is secure. He has stated so repeatedly. It is a blatant lie which mainstream media continues to perpetuate.

According to the data from DHS, there are over 800,000 border got-a-ways in the fiscal year. These are individuals who do not want to be identified by border control and are curiously not seeking all the financial benefits handed out to illegal aliens at the border. The total number of got-a-ways in the last three years of the Biden Administration is 1.7 million. This is a staggering figure of unknown invaders, especially in light of the fact that there are only 461,657 active members in the U.S. Army.

Fortunately, there are still patriots left in the United States-patriots who rose to high levels in the Federal Bureau of Investigation with impeccable credentials, and unimpeachable experience in counter terrorism, human and drug trafficking. Having worked with some of them, I can personally attest to their integrity, character, and love of country.

These 10 brave former FBI executives sent an ominous and urgent warning letter to Congressional Committees about the clear and present danger posed by the massive invasion of our country at the southern border of “military age men from across the globe, many from countries or regions not friendly to the United States, are landing in waves on our soil by the thousands….”
Based on their combined law enforcement experience of over 200 years, they warn about the frightening profile of these invaders:

“It would be difficult to overstate the danger represented by the presence inside our borders of what is comparatively a multi-division army of young single adult males from hostile nations and regions whose background, intent, or allegiance is completely unknown,”

Furthermore… https://www.yorechildren.com/blog/2024/2/2/the-bombshell-letter-every-american-must-read

Quiet little war: U.S. bombs over 85 targets in Iraq and Syria, Biden vows it’s only the beginning

Via AP logo

The U.S. military launched an air assault on dozens of sites in Iraq and Syria… The massive barrage of strikes hit more than 85 targets at seven locations, including command and control headquarters, intelligence centers, rockets and missiles, drone and ammunition storage sites and other facilities that were connected to the militias or the IRGC’s Quds Force, the Guard’s expeditionary unit that handles Tehran’s relationship with and arming of regional militias. And President Joe Biden made it clear in a statement that there will be more to come.

“Our response began today. It will continue at times and places of our choosing,” Biden warned, adding, “let all those who might seek to do us harm know this: If you harm an American, we will respond.” He and other top U.S. leaders had been saying for days that any American response wouldn’t be just one hit but a “tiered response” over time.

U.S. Central Command said the assault involved more than 125 precision munitions, and they were delivered by numerous aircraft, including long-range B-1 bombers flown from the United States…

https://6abc.com/drone-attack-jordan-strike-us-response/14381535/

If a man continually demonstrates his hatred of the Law, he is demonstrating his hatred of its Author, Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Originally posted

Today is the Feast of Candlemas, the Presentation of Our Lord, which is also the Fourth Joyful Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary.

Fruit of the Mystery:

OBEDIENCE – LOVE OF THE LAW.

Our Lord Himself is the Law. You cannot love Him without loving the Law; you can’t even get to know Him without loving the Law. Learning the Law, and understanding why the Law is what it is, is to develop your relationship with the Lord. Perfecting yourself in the Law is the sacrificial sanctification of this relationship, and He deeply desires this from you. He has told us with His own incarnate lips.

Steer well clear of anyone who teaches contrary to His word.

Volvo shares soar +20% as automaker defunds EVs

STOCKHOLM— Volvo said it won’t provide further funding to Polestar, the electric-car maker it created with Volvo’s Chinese owner Geely—the latest EV retrenchment by the global auto industry.

The auto industry’s pivot to electric vehicles has been rocked by setbacks this year, just as a flood of new battery-powered models is hitting showrooms.

Ford, meanwhile, has slashed production of its electric F-150 Lightning, a pickup truck that has generated major buzz since its launch. Rental-car firm Hertz has said it was dumping about one-third of its EV rental car fleet, replacing the cars with gas-engine vehicles.

Also earlier this week, Tesla—the world’s most valuable automaker—warned of notably lower growth this year. Data earlier this year has shown a slowdown in EV sales growth in the U.S., automakers delaying or cutting back on plans and anxiety rising among dealership owners.

In a sign of investor unease about automakers’ march toward an EV future, Volvo shares surged more than 20% Thursday on its decision to cut off funding to Polestar.

https://www.wsj.com/business/earnings/volvo-car-evaluating-potential-reduction-of-shareholding-in-polestar-85e29826

New study finds myocarditis from covid jab 223x higher than all previous vaccines combined

Study Finds Shocking Rates of COVID-Shot-Induced Heart Ailments

CV NEWS FEED // Authors of a peer-reviewed study published this week are calling for further investigation into the adverse effects of the COVID-19 shot after finding shocking rates of COVID-19 shot-induced myocarditis, especially in males between the ages of 0 and 30.

On January 27, peer-reviewed journal Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety published the study conducted by Jessica Rose, Nicholas Hulscher, and Peter McCulloug titled “Determinants of COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis.”

Myocarditis is a heart-inflammatory health condition that puts its sufferers at risk of “chest pain, heart failure, or sudden death,” the authors noted.

After the distribution of the COVID-19 shot through pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Moderna, “millions of individuals have reported adverse events (AEs) using the vaccine adverse events reports system (VAERS),” the authors wrote:

We used VAERS data to examine the frequency of reporting myocarditis since the beginning of the mass vaccination campaign and compared this with historical values in VAERS and COVID-19 vaccine administration data from the Our World in Data database. We examined myocarditis reports in VAERS in the context of sex, age, and dose.

The authors wrote that their study’s findings indicated an “imperative” need to launch “further investigation into the underlying mechanisms of COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis.”

“COVID-19 vaccination is strongly associated with a serious adverse safety signal of myocarditis, particularly in children and young adults resulting in hospitalization and death,” the authors wrote:

We found the number of myocarditis reports in VAERS after COVID-19 vaccination in 2021 was 223 times higher than the average of all vaccines combined for the past 30 years.

This represented a 2500% increase in the absolute number of reports in the first year of the campaign when comparing historical values prior to 2021.

https://catholicvote.org/study-finds-shocking-rates-of-covid-shot-induced-heart-ailments/