Might Francis be Acting in the Spirit of the Antichrist & might Pope Benedict be "the Final Restrainer of Evil"?
I am not saying that Pope Benedict XVI or Donald Trump have ever been canonizable-material, but I believe they were putatively-removed because a world obsessed with darkness can not even endure two dim lights. Dim? Yes, Pope Benedict has taught more theological errors as both Cardinal and Pope than probably any Pope who lived before 1950 (but probably less than most after 1950.) Donald Trump has had more “wives” than any Christian Roman Emperor in either Rome or Constantinople and even encouraged the abortion-tainted COVID-serum. But relatively speaking, both are very good men. In fact, the Western (papacy-based) or Eastern (Emperor-based) view of the Restrainer could lead me to believe that one of these two men was meant to be the final Restrainer of evil. - Fr. David Nix
In the past few days, the latest news is that Bergoglio [Francis] is dedicating his time to making a television series called Sharing the Wisdom of Time, produced by Netflix, which yesterday published a post on Twitter that summarizes its ideological point of reference: Praise Satan...
... I believe it is now understood beyond all reasonable doubt that the leaders of the present Catholic Hierarchy [headed by Francis] have placed themselves at the service of the globalist Oligarchy and Freemasonry: the idolatrous cult of the pachamama in the Vatican Basilica is now joined by a sacrilegious Nativity scene, whose symbology appears to allude to ancient Egyptian rites as well as aliens. Only a naive person or an accomplice can deny that in this whole chain of events there is a very clear ideological coherence and a lucid diabolical mind.
But as I have already pointed out, it would be misleading to limit oneself to an evaluation of events within the Church without framing them in the wider political and social context: there is only one direction being given in which both the main protagonists as well as the extras follow the same script. The purpose has now been declared: destroying Nations from within by means of the deep state and the Church of Christ by means of the deep church, in order to establish the kingdom of the Antichrist. - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in Italy’s La Verità, December 19th, [https://onepeterfive.com/archbishop-vigano-a-den-of-thieves/]
And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of His mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.—2 Thess 2:6-12
Last month, Fr. David Nix speculated that the imperfect "Pope Benedict XVI or Donald Trump" might be "the final Restrainer of evil" spoken of in the biblical writings of St. Paul:
However, many in the early Eastern Churches believed the Restrainer against the antichrist in the above quote from 2 Thess 2 was going to be the Emperor of the Roman Empire who held back evil. But many in the Western Church believed the Restrainer had something to do with the papacy. St. Thomas Aquinas taught that the presage to the final antichrist would be a great revolt against papal authority. Perhaps we think that revolt must be violent, but what if such a revolt were a silent deposition of the true Pope? Could this not constitute what St. Thomas Aquinas said would accompany the final times, again, a great revolt against papal authority? Indeed, such would be the Western interpretation of 2 Thess 2 even long ago. It’s worth reading again the bold quote above from St. Paul, as every verse is packed with meaning for the 21st century, especially the current state of events where most Catholics now “refuse to love the truth and so be saved” and even choose to live under “a strong delusion,” namely, this coofidocracy of health-tyranny...
... I am not saying that Pope Benedict XVI or Donald Trump have ever been canonizable-material, but I believe they were putatively-removed because a world obsessed with darkness can not even endure two dim lights. Dim? Yes, Pope Benedict has taught more theological errors as both Cardinal and Pope than probably any Pope who lived before 1950 (but probably less than most after 1950.) Donald Trump has had more “wives” than any Christian Roman Emperor in either Rome or Constantinople and even encouraged the abortion-tainted COVID-serum. But relatively speaking, both are very good men. In fact, the Western (papacy-based) or Eastern (Emperor-based) view of the Restrainer could lead me to believe that one of these two men was meant to be the final Restrainer of evil.
The Restrainer in the final days would be placed to hold back a good chunk of the evil. What if the Restrainer were illegally removed? Would even more evil be released at his death than his removal? Even if you find this all a stretch, have a read of Matthew 24 to see that much of the final events of the world have come to pass in exclusively the past 100 years in ways that have not happened in previous centuries. I don’t think it’s irresponsible to expect the glorious return of Jesus Christ and Final Judgment. Either way, we must live every day in sanctifying grace if any part of our “conservative” leadership allows such illegal hijacking of Church and State. [https://padreperegrino.org/2021/11/restrainer/]
In December, did Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò say in the above quote that Francis might be acting in the spirit of the Antichrist?
Is there another world leader who might be acting in the spirit of the Antichrist who is heading the "deep state" in the "nation" of America whom Viganò may implicitly be speaking of?
Ianto Watt who authored "The Barbarian Bible: The True History of Man Since the Fall" wrote of Joe Biden as possibly acting in the spirit of the Antichrist?
Watt said "That [biblical] word is also Greek in origin. It is Katechon. It means one who restrains. The one who holds back. Holds back what? Simple. The appearance of the Anti-Christ... Are the actual (final) end-times upon us? Is Biden the final Anti-Christ? And more importantly, is Donald [Trump] the final Katechon?":
Let’s be clear. There have been many pre-figurements of the Anti-Christ. Nero, Diocletian, Justin the Apostate, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, just to name a few. Just as there were precursors of The Christ. Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, again, to name a few. History is simply the repetition of these dual appearances, giving notice to each generation of their responsibility to make their own choice of allegiance. We all do. Or don’t. Woe unto the lukewarm. Their fate is most pitiable.
Where does this leave us? Are the actual (final) end-times upon us? Is Biden the final Anti-Christ? And more importantly, is Donald the final Katechon? I think the second question I have posed is more important to us than the first. For while it is extremely hard to imagine Joe Biden as the most cunning member of the Tribe of Dan ever to live, it is not hard at all to see Donald as the final nemesis of whoever that might be.
In the absence of any effective resistance to what Biden would truly allow (and the one who might immediately follow him), Donald may very well be the last appearance of the Katechon. And the true and genuine Anti-Christ may, in imitation of the real Christ, move before his scheduled time. Prideful as he is, he may have a hard time resisting that temptation. Will this be The Last temptation of the Anti-Christ?
So then, my fellow man, remember that we all must die. Regardless of whether Biden is the immediate precursor of the Apocalypse, or whether Donald is the last Katechon, the final question of life, every life, is this: did you resist the unveiled evil? Were you a Katechon in your own right? Are you unsure? Let me help you then. Here’s how you will be known for all eternity?
Upon whose battlement will your body be found? [https://wmbriggs.com/post/33699/]
Is Watt saying that Biden might be acting in the spirit of the Antichrist?
Are others saying that Francis might be acting in the spirit of the Antichrist besides Viganò?
On May 7, 2018, Netherlands Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk apparently implied that Francis may be acting in the spirit of the Antichrist. Eijk said:
"Observing that the bishops and, above all, the Successor of Peter fail to maintain and transmit faithfully and in unity the deposit of faith... I cannot help but think of Article 675 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
'The Church's ultimate trial
Before Christ's second coming... will unveil the 'mystery of iniquity' in the form of religious deception... apostasy from the truth.'" (National Catholic Register, "Cardinal Eijk: Pope Francis Needed to Give Clarity on Intercommunion," May 7, 2017)
Moreover, Dr. Ed Mazza in his argument that Pope Benedict XVI relinquished the power of the Bishop of Rome while remaining the pope (the Successor of Peter) is mirroring and quoting Antonio Socci's "opposition to the advance of the Antichrist" thesis.
Mazza quotes a July 27, 2017 article of attorney Chris Ferrara in which the lawyer quotes Socci.
He appears to be saying Benedict XVI by relinquishing the power of the Bishop of Rome while remaining the pope may have brought about the biblical prophecy involving the Greek word "Katechon" from St. Paul's 2 Thessalonians 2:7 that means the restrainer who holds back the spirit of the Antichrist has stopped restraining. Mazza read the article as follows:
"The always insightful and often surprising Antonio Socci has just published a piece (translation mine) concerning a little-known but immensely explosive essay by the Italian philosopher Massimo Cacciari, given one month after Benedict XVI’s mysterious renunciation of 'the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter… in such a way, that… the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant…'”
Alluding to the title of the book Attack on Ratzinger, written three years before Benedict’s “resignation,” Socci suggests that the attack on Benedict XVI, the “rejected rock” (of Peter), which culminated in his abdication, is part of “the final attack on the Catholic Church by the antichristian powers and ideologies of this world.”
"Cacciari, Socci continues, calls the Church over which Benedict presided the Kathécon, a Greek word which appears in Saint Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians, meaning the great sign of opposition to the advance of the Antichrist, which has the power to 'put the brakes' on that advance. Cacciari maintains that Pope Benedict renounced the 'ministry of the Bishop of Rome' because he was convinced that 'he could no longer succeed in containing the powers of Antichrist within the Catholic Church. As Saint Augustine said, antichrists are in each of us. This is a key to the decision by Ratzinger, if we want to view it in all its seriousness. His decision is of one piece with the crisis of politics, of the power that brakes [the advance of Antichrist].'”
"Socci concludes that with Benedict’s renunciation, it would appear that 'the Church as Kathécon, that is, as the power that arrests [the Antichrist’s advance], was totally dissolved. Giving the impression of being recruited as a draft horse for the chariot of the Antichrist’s power.' This situation, says Socci:
'[S]ignals that we live in a ‘grandiose,’ that is, apocalyptic, time.'"
(Taylor Marshall Show, "Is Pope Benedict XVI still (but Francis is Bishop of Rome?) Mazza Thesis Revisited," starting at 1:29:29 and "Socci Drops Another Payload, "by Christopher A. Ferrara, July 26, 2017: http://motheofgod.com/threads/bxvi-could-no-longer-contain-the-antichrist.11007/)
Furthermore, on the last page of his book "The Secret of Benedict XV," Socci's "careful analysis" of the lack of Benedict XVI's "resignation... validity" brings him to the conclusion that we must:
"United to Pope Benedict."
In Twitter on July 26, Socci wrote:
"Bergoglio... is dismantling the Catholic Church."
The world renowned Fatima expert Socci at the end of the book revealed that a little known "document" quotes Fatima Seer Jacinta Marto "speaking about":
"[T]he 'end of the world' if people 'do not do penance and change their lives.'"
(The Secret of Benedict XVI, Page 152)
Archbishop Viganò and the others appear to be saying that Francis's "deep church" might be acting in the spirit of the Antichrist while Viganò implicitly may be speaking of Biden as a leader of the American "deep state" spirit of the Antichrist?
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Stop for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He wants you to do now and next. In this silence remember God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost - Three Divine Persons yet One God, has an ordered universe where you can know truth and falsehood as well as never forget that He wants you to have eternal happiness with Him as his son or daughter by grace. Make this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading anything here or anywhere else on the Internet.
- Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church in such a situation:
"[T]he Pope... WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)
Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."
- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html
- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html
- If Francis betrays Benedict XVI & the"Roman Rite Communities" like he betrayed the Chinese Catholics we must respond like St. Athanasius, the Saintly English Bishop Robert Grosseteste & "Eminent Canonists and Theologians" by "Resist[ing]" him: https://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2021/12/if-francis-betrays-benedict-xvi.html
- LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:
The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"
- On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:
"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."
- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:
"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents."
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.
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